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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 09.13.20

MISSION BRIEF: So, things are not going exactly according to plan, but you know when has an Excalibur mission actually gone according to plan? 2006? Anyway, Rex is returning for the possibly crippled shuttle to see what's next while Team Irene continues their adventure. Also Maryse has continued to be the Good Doctor and has been treating one of the science expedition members who broke their leg digging a latrine.


Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM

Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM

Cptn Swain: BEGIN SIM


Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Making his way back to the main camp, he was mildly alarmed that they could be stuck on this godforsaken planet until someone else bothered to send a rescue team, but as the ranking officer he needed to Stay Calm. He muttered under his breath about how that academy prof who'd said that was a dips*it::

William Chocox: @::has been talking to Reynolds::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Dr. Noel Harris> ::Gestures to the path.:: Would you like to explore further inside? The resonances in the center are striking. Careful of speaking too loudly.

Indaura Ryssan: # Sure....sure........su...

William Chocox: @Well, how bad is it Commander?

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene looks excited at the prospect. :: "I'd love to." :: She looks back at the rest of the group accompanying her. :: "How's everyone so far? What do you think of the caverns?"

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Plops his satchel bag down:: Hopefully the shielding of the shuttle will keep some of the juice in the batteries, but I am not an engineer. ::Bites his lip:: How many people are in the expeditionary team?

William Chocox: @I think about thirty? I don't remember.

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Biting his lip:: Probably too many to safely cram into the yacht.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Dr. Noel Harris> ::Moving down the path, she led the way through the crystal structures which seemed to be humming in response to their footsteps.::

William Chocox: @Depends on how friendly people are.

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Sits down by the others.:: I'm pretty sure we exceed the maximum operating capacity.

Cptn Swain: @Rex> We're in no immediate danger I suppose. ::Frowns:: And I assume they'd rather protest if we ordered them to cram inside just so we ::motions to the three of them and the two security officers who were making shadow puppets in the corner as if no one saw them:: don't get stuck here until Starfleet sends *another* rescue team.

William Chocox: @Those maximum capacity ratings are really guidelines.

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene followed... she was in amazement at the resonant crystals that surrounded them, looking up and all around. Following Dr. Harris' lead, she took notes on her padd rather than speaking around them. ::

Cptn Swain: @Rex> So... we need to find out exactly what's causing the battery drain and if possible develop a way to shield the research team's equipment as well as the yachts. Has Reynolds had any luck with their transmitter?

Indaura Ryssan: # Anyone else feel that resonance?

William Chocox: @It needs to be recharged.

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Frowns again:: I see

Irene Mincine: # "Ssh... you don't want to set off a cascade." :: She whispered to Indaura and pointed to her padd. ::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Dr. Noel Harris> Mmmhmm.. Striking, isn't it? ::The crystals grew in orderly chaos and the color of them seemed to deepen as they went further inside. The central cavern held a large open area that was void of crystals and sunken slightly into the ground.:: We've taken samples of the crystals, of course, but this is where we've found the highest concentration of microbes.

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Maryse:: Since it looks like we're going to be here a while too. Why don't you take the two puppeteers over there and start setting up some tents for our team as well. There should be a full survival kit in the yacht, as well as rations. I don't want to put any more stress on the expeditions supplies than we have too.

Cptn Swain: @Security1> ::Looks over as if he'd been caught stealing latnium from a Ferengi::

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene approached the central area. She got onto her knees and examined the ground of the cave in wonder. :: "I see... there's got to be some connection between them... even if they're just grown from microbe poop..."

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Nods:: Alright. ::Gets up and motions the 2 guards to follow.::

Cptn Swain: @Security1> ::Sheepishly follows along:: Doctor.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Dr. Noel Harris> We thought there might be some correlation, but that is as of yet unknown. ::Looking quite pleased as she gazed about in wonder. Tilting her head at the two, she gestured to one of the larger structures around the clearing.:: Would you like to hear the full resonance of the chamber? All you need to do is strike one of the crystals with something metallic. I warn you, however, it is breathtaking.

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Frowns again:: So... ::looks at Will:: I don't know about you, but I think I'd rather be on diplomatic babysitting

Indaura Ryssan: # Sounds wonderful. Can we record the sound?

William Chocox: @Never thought I'd be agreeing with that statement.

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene dug through her utility belt and removed a metallic emergency multitool. :: "Yeah, let's get a good recording of it. I'm sure you have a few already but one more couldn't hurt."

Indaura Ryssan: # :: Gets out her tricorder ::

Cptn Swain: @Rex> At least there's no dangerous wildlife to eat us or anything.

Cptn Swain: ACTION> Indaura's tricorder is nearly dead, popping up with the LCARS version of "you have 20% left"

William Chocox: @Are you trying to tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing?

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Making her way back to the yacht with the guards.::

Indaura Ryssan: # This should not happen...

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Smirks:: No just thinking about this time on the Lexington where an away team I was on was temporarily cut off from the ship on a planet with 18 foot tall flightless birds that were well... they weren't vegetarians.

Cptn Swain: @Security2> My first ever away mission, and we get stranded on some... what is the even name of this rock?

Irene Mincine: # "What shouldn't happen, doc?" :: She's about to hit the crystal, but she stops. ::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Dr. Noel Harris> Of course. Be my guest. ::Glances curiously to Indaura.::

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Dr. Noel Harris> Something wrong?

Indaura Ryssan: # My fully charged tricorder is close to dead.

William Chocox: @Did you lose the Emu War?

Irene Mincine: # :: Huh. :: "Weren't there some with defective batteries a while back? You sure you charged it?" :: She pulled out her own tricorder and checked it out in her other hand. ::

Indaura Ryssan: # No, these power cells were fine.

Cptn Swain: @Rex> No. Thankfully we found some trees we could climb into and wait out the storm that was keeping the ship from beaming us back, but let me tell you... I never have looked at birds the same way again.

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Dr. Noel Harris> Hmm.... yes, that's the interference on the surface. It has been draining all of our equipment and has seemed to have gotten worse recently. The effects aren't so drastic down here with shielding.

William Chocox: @Well then, it's good that we're on a barren planet.

Irene Mincine: # "Ah, I wasn't aware it was affecting tricorders and small pieces of equipment, too. I should have checked that before we came down here..." :: She sighed. Too late now. :: "Well, we can still get a recording, at least. But we shouldn't stay down here too long if our equipment is going dead."

Cptn Swain: @Security2> ::to Maryse as they continue on towards the shuttle:: Is every mission like this on this ship?

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Smiles at the banter between the 2 security.:: We're almost there. ::Gets within visual range of the ship.::

Maryse Dubois: @ No...Some are much, much worse.

Cptn Swain: @Security2> ::Goes white as a sheet:: W-w-worse?

William Chocox: ((Don't scare the lad. There was just that one time with the pirates.))

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Dr. Noel Harris> The lift system is mechanical, so we don't have to worry about being stuck. The lights down here are shielded by the earth. However, it is wise not to remain here for very long, anyhow. The auditory effects are still mostly untested.

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Nods as they walk up to the ship.:: Yeah, but it doesn't happen too often. The last bad mission we had to get a brand new ship.

Cptn Swain: (( I think the worst Excalibur away mission was either Resident Evil Rip Off or the time I ripped off Slivers from MTG. ))

Cptn Swain: (( In terms of people dying/danger ))

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Dr. Noel Harris> For example... ::She hummed a high pitched note and the crystals tossed it back at them in a chaotic melody that vibrated their bones.::

Cptn Swain: @Security1> Yeah, and besides, at least the Romulans haven't shown up yet.

Irene Mincine: # :: She shook her head to make sure she was still in one piece after the vibration ended. :: "Understood... let's get our recording, some holopictures, and head back to the surface. Can you start your recorder?" :: She motioned to Indaura. ::

Cptn Swain: ((Possibly the time the Baby Got Stolen And the Rescue Mission Had to Crawl Through a Swamp to Rescue It ))

William Chocox: ((Must've been before my time or during my hiatus.))

Maryse Dubois: @ :;Cringes:: Ooo...You never should say those things. It always seems to come true. ::Opens the hatch to the yacht.::

Maryse Dubois: ((Haha I remember the zombie mission.))

Cptn Swain: @Security2> ::Nods in agreement:: Yeah you dofus, now we're totally going to end up imprisoned by the Romulans.

Indaura Ryssan: # Ready

Cptn Swain: @Security1> We can get the tents ma'am if you can grab the rations.

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene taps the handle of the multitool against one of the crystals. ::

Irene Mincine: ((Famous last words.))

William Chocox: @What's the likelihood Someone got your message?

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Nods as she grabs the ration case and a spare medkit.::

Cptn Swain: @Rex> ::Shrugs:: Depends on if it was able to get enough gain from the batteries to get out of the atmosphere. I'd say 50/50.

William Chocox: @Hmph...

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: ACTION> With that little tap, the entire crystalline cavern came to life as that one pure note was caught by all of the structures and amplified with every pass. It grew in volume, but the resonance was even greater, and as the crystals sang out, they could feel their bodies caught by the sound, almost lifted by it. It was pure and sweet and carried with it a sense of intense longing. And when it finally died away, they all experienced a sense of profound loss as the sound became a mere whisper, leaving them vibrating and empty.

Cptn Swain: @Security1> ::Opening the hatch where the tents and other emergency supplies were::

Cptn Swain: << Everyone give me a number 1-10 >>

Indaura Ryssan: # :: stumbles ::

Indaura Ryssan: (5)

William Chocox: @I'm not enthused with those adds.

William Chocox: (8)

Cptn Swain: @Rex> Me neither...

Maryse Dubois: ((6))

Irene Mincine: # :: Irene was even more amazed at that then she was expecting. She stared at the crystals surrounding her while the sound rang out, taking in the pure beauty of it. When it finished, she looked to Dr. Harris, then Indaura with tears welling up in her eyes, watching their reactions as well. :: "Did... um... did you get the recording?"

Cptn Swain: << lmao >>

Cptn Swain: @Security2> ::eyes go real wide::

Cptn Swain: @Security1> Doctor... uh... you better come take a look at this.

Maryse Dubois: @ Hmm? ::Walks over to where they were.::

Cptn Swain: ACTION> In addition to the tents and other survival supplies, Captain Swain had apparently stashed away a cache of "special supplies" including some extremely expensive liquors and other amenities for a "romantic" getaway.

Cptn Swain: ACTION> Including his collection of vintage romance novels.

Indaura Ryssan: (did not know you cared Captain)

Maryse Dubois: @ Oh those are definitely coming with.

Irene Mincine: (( sorry, my client froze ))

Cptn Swain: ...and...

Cdr Miranda Hawthorne: #Dr. Noel Harris> ::Even though she'd experienced it many times before, she was also in tears, one hand against her chest.:: Still so beautiful...

Maryse Dubois: @ ::Starts packing them into the rations case.::

Cptn Swain: @Security2> ::looks rather horrified:: But... but what if the Captain...

Cptn Swain: @Security1> ::shoves a tent at him:: Shut up.


Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM

Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM

Cptn Swain: PAUSE SIM


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