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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 05.16.21

MISSION BRIEF: While investigating anomalous readings connected to the Tetryon power surge, sensor scans revealed a several different origin points for the surges, but nothing resembling developed civilization. At the first of four beam-down sites, in a very lovely, windy desert, the team encountered two very large insect-like creatures. One was trapped in some sort of force field. In the course of investigating a tower that seemed to be the source of said force field, part of the away team was trapped in a bubble themselves. But due to the skill and luck of the chief engineer, he has been able to disable said force field leaving the away team and the bugs free.


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:16 PM



MEE6 BOT 16-May-21 07:16 PM

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Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:16 PM

Rex> Realizing they no longer had a forcefield between themselves and the bugs, he was suddenly more worried.


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:17 PM

It is good to get out of that. :: stretches her arms out ::


Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:17 PM

Irene has been more interested in the bugs than anything else. She's been playing with her tricorder the whole time.


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:17 PM

Turns to the away team. "Hey guys! I did it!"


Maryse Dubois 16-May-21 07:18 PM

::Has no desire to be dinner.:: So... ::Looking at the bugs.:: Who makes the first move?


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:19 PM

ACTION> The second creature, which had been positioning itself between the trapped creature and the away team begins moving towards its now free compatriot. The creatures begin to emit a series of brilliant colored lights from the mouth-like orifices on their faces. These lights take the form of roughly circular bands of pulsing radiation.


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:19 PM

:: turns to the bugs ::


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:19 PM

$Clark> +AT+ Excalibur to away team.


Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:19 PM

"Whoa, whoa..." She makes sure the lights aren't dangerous with her tricorder.


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:20 PM

"That's uh...that's interesting."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 16-May-21 07:20 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Tricorder in one hand and phaser in the other, he had the first scanning and the second ready.:: Some form of communication?


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:20 PM

The other may be injured.


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:21 PM

Rex> Keeps his phaser up but doesn't target it yet Possibly.


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:21 PM

I would say so.


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:21 PM

+Excal+ "William here."


Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:22 PM

Irene looks puzzled, then nods. “Looks like they communicate with those emissions, yeah. They read as tetryon radiation. The same as what the Excalibur’s sensors saw. I’ve never seen this before.”


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:22 PM

:: Slooowly approaches the two bugs :: Hello, my name is Indaura.


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:22 PM

$Clark> +Will+ Is everything okay, we detecting raised tetryon emissions now.


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:23 PM

+Clark+ "We have some creatures we've found. One was trapped in a forcefield when we came."

+Clark+ "They might be the source of some of the transmissions."


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:24 PM

ACTION> The insects turns towards Indura. They do not respond directly, but their back and forth responses continue with each other.


$Clark> +Will+ The increased tetryon emissions are making transporter lock more difficult, but we'll see what we can do.


Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:25 PM

“You don’t speak tetryon, I don’t think they’re interested, Counselor.”


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:25 PM

Rex> Glances over to Jalen, waiting on a cue from the commander.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 16-May-21 07:26 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Mincine, can you modify your tricorder to mimic their tetryon patterns?


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:26 PM

+Clark+ "Understood. We might be able to communicate with them."


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:28 PM

What can we say?


Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:28 PM

She gives Stanton a shrug. "Easily, but I'd be speaking gibberish at best without an understanding of the underlying patterns."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 16-May-21 07:29 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Then, perhaps, it is best we leave them be for now and transport to one of the other locations. Let's retreat out of the interference and see if the ship can get a lock.


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:30 PM

That sounds like a good plan Commander.


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:30 PM

Prime numbers?


CdrMirandaHawthorne 16-May-21 07:31 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Everyone, back the way we came, and keep an eye on those creatures for any sign of aggression.


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:32 PM

Rex> Relieved they weren't going to hang around too much longer, motions for the goldshirts to lead the way -- he'd take up the rear.


Maryse Dubois 16-May-21 07:32 PM

Gladly. ::Carefully starts heading back.::


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:32 PM

William walks with the crowd.


Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:33 PM

"Prime numbers would be good for convincing them we're intelligent... but I think they believe we are." She nods to Stanton. "Good idea. If we get more data on the Excalibur's sensors, we might be able to get something."


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:33 PM

ACTION> The two creatures also follow along, at a distance, but they do seem curious about the ugly bags of mostly water.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 16-May-21 07:35 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> +Excalibur+ We're moving away from the tower. Can you get a lock?


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:35 PM

:: Still looking at the creatures :: If you two need counseling I have open spots. :: waves goodbye at the creatures ::


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:36 PM

(( Give me a number folks. 1-20 each ))


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:36 PM



William Chocox 16-May-21 07:36 PM

(( 8 ))


Maryse Dubois 16-May-21 07:36 PM



Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:36 PM

(( 5 ))


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:36 PM

:: Waves again, as the creatures tail her ::


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:37 PM

ACTION> Indura thinks for a second she sees one of the creatures seems to wave one of its spindley legs, but no it couldn't be, could it?


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:38 PM

:: Stops to see if they close in on her position ::


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:38 PM

$Clark> +Stanton+ The tetryon emissions seems to be with in tolerable levels of transporter lock. Do you want to come straight back or site to site to another location, and if so where to?


Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:39 PM

Irene's keeping an eye on the tachyon transmissions all the time.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 16-May-21 07:39 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> +Excalibur+ Transport us directly to another emissions site.


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:40 PM

Rex> Keeping an eye on the creatures, he did not see the wave. They do however seem to be slowing down a little, and their tetryon emissions are slowing as well, both in frequency and intensity.


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:40 PM

Wait, are we visiting these creatures later? They may need our help


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:40 PM

$Clark> +Stanton+ Understood. Stand by for transport.


Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:41 PM

"I'm sure there will be more of them..."


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:41 PM

I mean more of these in particular.


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:44 PM

Rex> I mean)))

Rex> Glances to Jalen


$Clark> +Stanton+ Ready for transport on your mark.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 16-May-21 07:46 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> +Clark+ Transport.


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:49 PM

ACTION> The crew feels the familiar tingle of the transporter take hold. Within a few moments A bone-chilling cold sets in as soon as the transport is complete, freezing their breath and making it visible as they exhale. You find yourselves standing on a rocky ledge overlooking a magnificent mountain chain that stretches beyond the horizon. Ahead of you on the ledge, you see a pile of cracked and empty eggshells, each about the size of a melon. A sticky, mucus-like substance, still surprisingly warm, holds the eggshells together in a nest. Several trails of this ooze lead from the nest into a nearby cave. The ledge near the outer edge of the nest appears to have given way in a landslide, and some of the eggs may have fallen below.


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:49 PM

"Holy! This is cold as hell!"


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:49 PM

This is different.


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:50 PM

Rex> Makes a note to hit Clark really hard when they get back.


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:51 PM

"Ok, ideas, is there some form of shelter so we don't all freeze to death?"


CdrMirandaHawthorne 16-May-21 07:51 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Shivers.:: It looks like a nesting site. Probably for those creatures.


Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:52 PM

She lets out a Klingon cuss when the transport completes, dressed completely wrong for ice cold mountains. "Aaah! What the... couldn't they have warned us?" She takes out her tricorder to check the temperature, then notices the eggshells and seems to forget all about the bitter cold. "Ooh...!"


CdrMirandaHawthorne 16-May-21 07:52 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Spots the cave.:: Everyone into the cave and out of the wind.


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:53 PM

William walks into the cave.


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:53 PM

Rex> Shakes his head at Will once they were in the cave You clearly weren't a boy scout. Motions to the goldshirts to get out the warm jackets they brought along in their gear packs for everyone


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:54 PM

"No, I joined Starfleet."


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:54 PM

ACTION> Irene's tricorder readings show a very faint tetryon pulse coming from somewhere nearer the nest.


Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:55 PM

"Hey, I'm picking up more tetryon radiation over here, Commander!" She records it all excitedly, trying to find the exact source, rather than going into the cave.


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:55 PM

Rex> Zips up his coat Good thing for you I did. Handy that this cave was here though I suppose. I wonder if Clark knew we brought jackets?


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:55 PM

"I'm not sure Clark knows much of anything."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 16-May-21 07:56 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Digs his coat out of his pack and fiddles with the hand warmers before pulling the hood up to cover his ears. Pulls out his tricorder again, scanning.::


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 07:56 PM



Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:56 PM

$Clark> Chuckling to himself. That's what Will got for cheating at poker, imo.


William Chocox 16-May-21 07:56 PM

William puts on his own jacket.

((Wait a minute, when did I cheat at poker? I demand satisfaction!))


Captain Swain 16-May-21 07:57 PM

((I mean, maybe Clark just thinks you cheated ))



Irene Mincine 16-May-21 07:59 PM

By this point, Irene realizes she's really cold and dashes off to the cave. "Oh! Um. Anyone got spare hand warmers...?"


William Chocox 16-May-21 08:00 PM

William tosses some to her. "Think fast."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 16-May-21 08:01 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> You didn't pack any? ::Glances at Mincine.:: We won't be here long. Hopefully the other sites aren't this harsh.


Indaura Ryssan, Counselor 16-May-21 08:01 PM

:: Shaking as she is following the others ::


Irene Mincine 16-May-21 08:01 PM

"I thought I did..." She catches Will's hand warmers and rubs her hands together. "Much better."


Captain Swain 16-May-21 08:02 PM



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