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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 05.02.21

MISSION BRIEF: When we last saw our intrepid heroes, Science had detected a series of repeating tetryon emissions from the Optera system. Optera has, like much of this sector, only been mapped passively but at the time had no known inhabited planets. We pick up there.


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Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:10 PM

ACTION> The scene fades into Excalibur dropping out of warp in the Optera system.


William Chocox 02-May-21 07:10 PM

William is on the bridge at the engineering station as they start looking around the system. "We have successfully transferred to impulse power."


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:11 PM

Val> "Course, Cap?" She looks expectantly toward the center of the bridge.


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:12 PM

Asher bit his lip pensively


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:12 PM

Irene> "I've managed to refine the tachyon sensor sweep a little. We should have a better idea what's out there now."


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:13 PM

Have we made any progress in localizing where in the system they're coming from?


Erich Jaenke, CEng 02-May-21 07:14 PM

:: Working in her office ::


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:14 PM

Rex> Standing at the tactical station, stiffly. He was known for his levity, but he also had a serious side and whatever was causing high frequency tetryon bursts could be dangerous.

Clark> Glances over to Val, then to his own station again.


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:15 PM

Irene> "From what I can tell, it's localized to the fourth planet, mostly underground. It looks like something's shooting tetryons at the surface and getting responses back. The transmission rate is picking up pretty fast, too."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 02-May-21 07:16 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Has it increased since we arrived in the system? ::Slight head tilt as he turned to review the readings.::


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:16 PM

Shoots a glance over to Jalen, then back to the viewer

Bites his lip again Rex, anything on tactical sensors?


Maryse Dubois 02-May-21 07:18 PM

::Checking over work reports in her office. She sipped on a cup of tea as she read.::


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:18 PM

Rex> Nothing on sensors, sir.


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:19 PM

Irene> "It's been increasing constantly. It's definitely some kind of localized transmissions. I'd guess we're picking up what leaks out, like wide-band transmissions flooding into space." She shakes her head. "Scans aren't picking up any kind of technology on the surface."


William Chocox 02-May-21 07:19 PM

William looks over at the captain. He hadn't known Swain to be so worried before.


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:20 PM

Put us into orbit of the fourth planet. Then begin a full sensor sweep.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 02-May-21 07:20 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> A natural emission from the planet? ::He speculated.:: Or ancient technology that's survived its makers? Could be an interesting place to explore.


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:20 PM

Nods Possible. Though strange that it just started.


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:21 PM

Val> "Entering standard orbit of planet 4." The impulse engines kick back in and the ship heads off.


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:24 PM

Will Is there any danger to the warp drive from all the tetryon emissions?


William Chocox 02-May-21 07:24 PM

"All readings are currently at normal, but I'm monitoring it. I have one of my consoles dedicated to it right now."


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:24 PM

Irene> "That's better..." As the ship gets closer to the planet. "Readings are getting clearer from the subspace interference. I'm picking up... an energy source, on the equatorial continent. There's another few smaller ones scattered around the surface."

"Mostly on the mountain peaks, but the largest reading is in the middle of a large desert."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 02-May-21 07:27 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Run it through the computer to see if it can discern any type of pattern in the transmission. I'd like to know if someone or something is trying to communicate with us.


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:27 PM

Nods to Jalen, and makes a note of the good thinking for progress report

Glances back over to Will Keep us informed. I don't want to get caught flat footed.

+Medical+ Bridge to medical


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:29 PM

Irene> I'll have the computer start analyzing it for patterns. I'm not so sure if it's a transmission, though. Scanners are showing the planet has a liquid core, generating massive amounts of solanogen through subspace inversions. It could be a natural phenomenon,that stuff shouldn't exist outside subspace."


Maryse Dubois 02-May-21 07:29 PM

::Sets her report down.:: +Bridge+ Medical here.


William Chocox 02-May-21 07:30 PM

"Aye sir."


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:31 PM

+Maryse+ Doctor we're investigating a planet where we've detected a large number of high intensity tetryon bursts. As you know, that stuff isn't exactly fun. Right now we don't believe it should be a problem, but I want you to have radiation measures ready to go in case they pick up in intensity. We also will likely need some inoculations for away teams.

Makes his way over to the science console You mentioned a subterranean cavern system... can we get a look at that on the monitors?


Clark> to Val just lowly enough for only her to hear He sounds more cautious than usual.


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:34 PM

Irene> "Bringing it up now." A diagram of a vast network of caverns appears on the viewer. They run all through the planet's crust. There's a blind spot in the mapping as it gets closer to the planet's core. "High levels of tetryon radiation in there. I wouldn't want to be there for too long."


Maryse Dubois 02-May-21 07:35 PM

+Swain+ I'm on it. ::Activates her console to search for options.::


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:35 PM

Val> Whispering back. "Maybe they raised his starship insurance premiums too far."


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:36 PM

Frowns Blind spot? That's... unusual. Of course a planet that has solanogen in its core isn't exactly usual. Run the database to see if there's any record of similar planets and if they produced similar tetryon emissions.

Clark> Smirks and looks back to his console. Or maybe his husband gave him a stern talking to for all the near death experiences?


William Chocox 02-May-21 07:37 PM

"If I increased power to the sensors would it help with the blind spot?"


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:38 PM

Irene> "There's not going to be anything like this in the computer, sir." She checks, just to be sure.

Irene> "It might." Shrug.


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:38 PM

Nods both to him and to Will It might.


Rex> Glances to the tactical monitor every few seconds, clearly on edge


CdrMirandaHawthorne 02-May-21 07:38 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> It couldn't hurt. ::To Will.:: Though it might be prudent to tweak them to filter out as much of the radiation as possible.


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:39 PM

Val> Stifles a laugh. "Ah, probably it."


William Chocox 02-May-21 07:39 PM

"Alright, give me a moment. Need to move some things around." William starts shifting power needs and attempting to tweak the sensors from the computer.


Maryse Dubois 02-May-21 07:40 PM

::Begins preparations for treatments.::


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:41 PM

ACTION> The Universal Translator chimes to notify Irene that although it does not recognize typical language patterns, it does however detect distinct repetition patterns that seem to indicate some sort of communication.


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:43 PM

Irene> "Oh, computer's analyzed the transmission patterns. It's... definitely communicating. That's about all I can tell you. Whether it's communicating with us, the energy signatures, itself, or what it's saying, no clue."


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:44 PM

Makes his way back to the center seat So, we detected emissions in three or four different places? Deep underground caves, mountain tops, near the planet core and a desert?


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:45 PM

Irene counts them off one by one. "The planet's core, a lone beacon in the desert, smaller ones on mountaintops, and the cave systems."


Erich Jaenke, CEng 02-May-21 07:47 PM

:: Pokes into where Dibois was :: What's up?


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:47 PM

Looks over to Jalen Prep an away team. Which spot?


CdrMirandaHawthorne 02-May-21 07:47 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Frowns.:: Can we tell where the strongest transmission is emanating?


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:48 PM

Irene> "The transmissions are emanating from deep in the planet. The surface ones seem to be reflectors, or receiving stations."


Maryse Dubois 02-May-21 07:49 PM

::Looks up.:: I am preparing us for possible radiation treatments. Seems like we may have found something.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 02-May-21 07:51 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> We'll start with the desert, then, and work our way through the locations. Rex, pick a few officers and head to TR2. Chocox, Mincine, prep whatever you need to take with you and report to the transporter room.


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:52 PM

Rex> Nods Aye, aye. Sends a message down to security for some goldshirts to join them in the TR room and for Macklin to come up to relieve him.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 02-May-21 07:52 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> +Dubois+ Doctor, do you read?


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:53 PM

Clark> Looks over to Val and makes a hand gesture to show his relief he didn't pull away team duty


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 07:53 PM

Irene> "Mm-hmm." She heads off to the turbolift, disappearing to gather her things for an away mission.

Val> Whispers back. "Hey, someone's gotta fly the ship."


Captain Swain 02-May-21 07:55 PM

Rex> Follows along with everyone else into the TL


Maryse Dubois 02-May-21 07:56 PM

+Jalen+ Yes Commander?


Erich Jaenke, CEng 02-May-21 07:59 PM

We go from one medical emergency to another


CdrMirandaHawthorne 02-May-21 07:59 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> +Maryse+ Doctor, I need you and Dr. Ryssan to gather what you need to inoculate the away team and join us in TR2. The two of you will be monitoring crew health while we explore the planet.


Maryse Dubois 02-May-21 08:00 PM

+Jalen+ Understood. ::looks to Indaura.:: Shall we? ::Gets up to stock up a couple of kits.::


Erich Jaenke, CEng 02-May-21 08:01 PM



William Chocox 02-May-21 08:01 PM

William has headed down to Engineering to get his tools and such.


Captain Swain 02-May-21 08:01 PM

Rex> Rex arrived at the transporter room where three goldshirts were waiting for him. He was pleased with their efficiency. They brought all the gear they'd need for at least the first phase of the mission, including extra water bottles and sun-screen lotion.


Irene Mincine 02-May-21 08:04 PM

Irene showed up a few minutes later, with her science backpack. She's wearing sunglasses and her skin was shiny from all the sunscreen. "Ready to go."  


CdrMirandaHawthorne 02-May-21 08:05 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::He rose, tugging on his uniform tunic.:: We'll keep the comms open.


Captain Swain 02-May-21 08:05 PM

Nods to Jalen Good luck Commander. I wish I were coming along but... well I know better.


William Chocox 02-May-21 08:06 PM

William finally shows up, with his engineering kit and other accouterments.


Captain Swain 02-May-21 08:07 PM




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