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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 08.23.20

MISSION BRIEF: To everyone's surprise, because y'all don't trust me apparently, the Excalibur AT has found the science team in alive and well. Science nerds are helping out, while Medical tends to a wounded science team member and engineering attempts to help with some battery and latrine issues.


Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM

Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM

Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM


William Chocox: ((Why do you think it is that we don't trust you?))

Cptn Swain: (( I am extremely innocent. ))

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Returns to the camp with her escort.:: We're back with the shield emitter and an extra power pack.

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene's currently interested in the organisms that the science team has found. :: "That's some real interesting stuff there."

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Drinking some of the coffee that the science nerds made him::

Maryse Dubois: @ Once we get this set up, we can shield the camp against the radiation.

Cptn Swain: (( afk for a second ))

Indaura Ryssan: (what group am I in again?)

Irene Mincine: (( science nerds ))

William Chocox: @::has popped out the battery to take a look at it and also take a look at the leads:: There has to be something easy to do.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: # Ens Reynolds> ::Having found his way into the comm shed, he started searching for the issues.:: +Chocox+ Reynolds to Chocox. Do you read?

William Chocox: +Reynolds+ Chocox here.

Indaura Ryssan: # Exactly what kind of organisms? :: turning on her infectious diseases hat ::

William Chocox: ((::slaps an @ onto his last message::))

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: # Dr. Noel Harris> ::Gestures for Irene and Indaura to join her in the mobile lab they'd erected on site. It was a temporary structure, but climate controlled.:: We have everything catalogued here, starting with our first find to the latest. We've already dated the first three samples.

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene follows, entering into the lab structure. :: "Great work, doc. I've missed doing field work like this." :: She looked over the catalog information, taking notes. ::

Indaura Ryssan: # How old are these samples?

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Walks back out into main camp area.::

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Places the shield emitter and power pack next to Chocox.:: This should make things easier.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Ens Reynolds> +Chocox+ Sir, we're at the dig site and everyone seems to be alive and well. Their comms are down here, however. I'm reading some high levels of atmospheric radiation that's causing an issue with the feed. Are they having the same issue at your site?

Cptn Swain: @Rwx> ::Finds Maryse and Chocox::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: # Dr. Noel Harris> Rough dating puts them at several million years old. We're not exactly certain what they are just yet. Microbes, of course, though we're uncertain of their function. Perhaps they were part of a larger ecosystem, but we haven't found any evidence of that just yet. ::She gestured to the terminal.:: Have a look if you want to see a close up view. None are showing signs of life, but we intend to put them through a battery of environmental tests to see how they react. We think they might simply be dormant.

Cptn Swain: @Rex>. :siips his coffee::

William Chocox: +Reynolds+ I'm experiencing the same radiation, but it's interfering with power sources over here.

William Chocox: ((Why are there two i's?!))

Indaura Ryssan: # :: Looks :: Let's hope they remain dormant.

Cptn Swain: << 0:)>>

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene looks at the terminal display. :: "Mmm. Looks like they metabolize compounds that haven't been present in the soil for a while, at least at this layer." :: She was fully engrossed in the scientific stuff, but looked to Indaura. :: "There's not usually any danger from samples like this, but I'd still want to be outside a containment field when you test them."

Indaura Ryssan: # :: thinks :: Does anyone outside of this group know what you have found? I still don't know why we were called here.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: # Dr. Noel Harris> ::She smiled thinly.:: We're keeping *them* in containment for now. We aren't so foolish as to expose ourselves to bacterium from an alien planet where life hasn't existed for millions of years. For all we know, there may have been other life upon this planet that couldn't survive these microbes.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Ens Reynolds> ::Groans:: +Chocox+ Acknowledged. I thought they'd have some type of shielding, but their comms unit is almost completely unshielded. Do you think we have anything aboard the shuttle that we could configure?

Indaura Ryssan: # :: Looks again, wondering if she's ever seen something like this before ::

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene goes back to looking at the terminal's results. :: "I guess there was something wrong with the communications system at base camp. Everything seems fine here."

William Chocox: @+Reynolds+ I'm not sure. I asked about wrapping the battery packs in lead but they don't have enough. I'm also not sure we have enough on the shuttle.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: # Dr. Noel Harris> ::She eyed Indaura.:: I don't know why you're here, either. We make our reports on time. I had no idea they weren't getting through. Perhaps you might be able to courier them for us. We're in need of supplies.

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Coughs as she Inches the emitter a tad closer to Chocox.::

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::drinks more coffee:: How's the patient Maryse?

William Chocox: @::looks over:: Oh, thank you Dr. Dubois. +Reynolds+ Dr. Dubois has provided a shield emitter and a power pack for it, I'll see how that works over here. ::gets started setting it up::

Indaura Ryssan: # We will need to investigate this. Can you keep me in the loop on your findings of the microbes?

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Looks to Rex.:: Doing well. The bone is set and they are resting with a lead blanket on them for now. But if we get this emitter running, we shouldn't have to worry.

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene shrugs. :: "If you transmitted your reports from here, then they'd be at the base camp subspace transmitter. That's probably where the problem is, and I'm sure they're working on fixing it."

Maryse Dubois: @ ::To Chocox.:: I've already scanned the radiation and have figured out a frequency. ::Hands him her tricorder with the numbers.::

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Nods::: Will, is the radiation enough to interfere with a transmission from the shuttle to Excalibur?

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: # Dr. Noel Harris> ::She shrugged.:: I don't know anything about communications. I just process the reports. If they'll go through, then good. If not, we need someone to get the message out to let them know what we need here. This weather has been wreaking havoc on our gear.

William Chocox: @::takes it and looks at the numbers:: Oh, that is much appreciated. ::inputs the numbers:: Alright, let's see if this works. ::turns to Rex first:: It's possible sir. We're using similar communications, just Starfleet issue. Now, shall I? ::gestures to the emitter::

Irene Mincine: # "Yeah, we'll make sure the requests get out." :: Irene taps her combadge. :: +Base Camp+ "Mincine to base camp team."

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Takes another drink of coffee:: Good. Doctor you're in command here. I am going to head back to the shuttle and check in.

Cptn Swain: @Rex> +Irene+ Go ahead.

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Nods::

Indaura Ryssan: # :: Still looking at the sample ::

William Chocox: @::nods and presses the "On" button::

Irene Mincine: # +Rex+ "Can you check if you've got the science team's reports in your subspace relay? They're running low on supplies over here. If we can get their requests out for them they'd really appreciate it."

Indaura Ryssan: # :: Getting a bad feeling ::

Cptn Swain: @Rex>:: Making his way out of towards the main camp area:: +Irene+ I am headed to the shuttle to check in with Excalibur, I'll see what we can do. Assuming we can. get a message out ourselves.

Irene Mincine: # +Rex+ "All right, thanks. Other than that, everything's fine here. How's things at base camp?"

Indaura Ryssan: # I need to get a genome sequence of this microbe... :: gets out her tricorder ::

Cptn Swain: @Rex>. +Irene+ The radiation is draining their batteries and the latrine is broken, Chocox is working to fix it.

Cptn Swain: @Rex> +Irene+ But everything else is fine.

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Checks back in with her patient as Chocox works on the emitter.:: If we can get the shield up, you won't need the lead blanket anymore.

Irene Mincine: # +Rex+ "Well, uh, you have fun with that. We'll stay here with the science team. Sound good?"

William Chocox: @Hm... ::presses the on button again while squeezing the power pack at the same time::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: # Dr. Noel Harris> ::She glanced at Indaura and her tricorder.:: Well, they're all in containment, so I'm not sure what sort of readings you're going to be getting with that. You can see the scans we took of it, however. ::She moved to one of the larger displays and pulled up one of the files.:: We haven't sequenced it yet, but the raw data is there if you want to feed it into your system.

Cptn Swain: @Rex> +Irene+ ::Smirks:: Very well. Keep in touch.

Irene Mincine: # +Rex+ "Will do. Mincine out." :: She goes back to Indaura and Dr. Harris. :: "Well, they're working on the communications system, so we'll keep you company here for a while."

William Chocox: @Power shouldn't have drained that fast. ::checks on the status of the power pack::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: # Dr. Noel Harris> I don't mind, so long as you don't get in the way. I've got to get back out to the team and supervise. If you stay here, don't alter any of our settings. The samples are secure, but you can review the data if you like.

Indaura Ryssan: # Sounds good.

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Walks over.:: I just brought a fresh pack.

William Chocox: @I'm not doubting you. ::checks the connection between the pack and the emitter, jiggling the wires a bit while pushing in:: I'm just going through the troubleshooting process. ::tries to turn it on again::

Irene Mincine: # "Wouldn't dream of messing with your equipment. Thanks for the info, Dr. Harris." :: Irene goes back to gawking at the samples. ::

Indaura Ryssan: # Are you making anything of this Mincine?

Irene Mincine: # "Well... it's ancient, but other than that I wouldn't know until they start running environmental scans. It looks like they have more important things to worry about at the moment though, like being short on reagents and other supplies."

Cptn Swain: (( TWO MINUTE WARNING ))

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: # Dr. Noel Harris> ::Leaving them to their investigations, she walked back outside to the dig site where her people were still working to uncover more of the strange microorganisms.::

Indaura Ryssan: # :: Nods :: Yes. Something about this is off, but I'm no investigator.

William Chocox: @This is the weirdest thing. It should not be happening like this.

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene ponders for a moment. :: "Well, xenobiology and genetics is my field, but the equipment here is a bit limited until they get a supply shipment. What seems off about it to you?"

Cptn Swain: ...and...

Indaura Ryssan: # Nothing about the microbes yet, but the fact their comms are not getting through.


Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM

Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM

Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM


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