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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 06.20.21

MISSION BRIEF: The crew has returned from the planet with a new friend -- one of the creatures -- and is working to heal its injuries and attempt to discern if its blinking tetryon strobes are some sort of language. Meanwhile, Rex is leading a team back to the surface, assuming Will doesn't cause them to materialize in rocks.


MEE6 BOT 20-Jun-21 07:10 PM

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Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:11 PM

$Rex> Wondering if he should have listened to his mother and went into stem bolts instead of starfleet as he herds the B-team onto the transporter pad Just try not to beam us into solid rock, okay Will. I am not fond of the idea of becoming Horta.


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:11 PM

$Will quickly gets to work on the transporter controls. “Have I ever let you down Commander?”  


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:12 PM

$ Solak> Looks across the transporter pad. "We would not become Horta, sir. We would simply suffocate."


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:12 PM

$Nostrun> “Such a cheery thought.”


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:12 PM

$Rex> Looks at the Vulcan with a withering glance No we'd just die instantly as we materialized in the rock. But... that’s not the point.


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:13 PM

$Will pops up “Ready!”


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:13 PM

$Rex> Considers that dying wouldn't be so bad. Alrighty.


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:13 PM

$Will gets onto the pad.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 07:13 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> Good luck! I believe in you. ::To Chocox.::


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:15 PM

$Nostrun> “Impressive how loud your thoughts are Lieutenant.”


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:15 PM

<< Away team give me a number 1-20 ))


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 07:15 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Standing aside for the scientists as they examine the rescued creature, still uneasy about having it on board.::


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:15 PM

$ (( 12 ))


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 07:15 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> ::She beamed at Nostrun.:: That's the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me.


Erich Jaenke, CEng 20-Jun-21 07:15 PM

(I'm back on the ship right?)


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:16 PM

Swain> Finishing his sandwich, wondering what the away team has brought up.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 07:16 PM

(Yep, in the lab with the creature, Indura)


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:16 PM

(( Yes, in the biolab with Maryse, Stanton, Irene, and Bill the Bug ))


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:16 PM

Irene> Has been leading the efforts to stabilize the creature. "Okay. How are we looking?"


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 07:18 PM

$ (17)


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:18 PM



Maryse Dubois 20-Jun-21 07:18 PM

::Watching the vitals.:: You are out of imminent danger for now. But we are far from stable.


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:18 PM

ACTION> The away team shimmers off the platform on the Excalibur and materializes along the edge of a vast cavern. Brilliant flashes of kaleidoscopic light assault their vision the instant they materialize. The lights seem to emanate from dozens of outcroppings made of crystal. In the instant the lights flash brightest, you can see the motionless shapes of the creatures from the surface clustered around the outcroppings. There appear to be hundreds of these creatures in the cavern. Contrasting sharply with the psychedelic light show, the chamber is eerily quiet and cool but not cold.


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:20 PM

$William shields his eyes. “Whoa.”


Erich Jaenke, CEng 20-Jun-21 07:20 PM

Fascinating. So rare to work on a creature that is not humanoid.


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:20 PM

$Rex> Blinks, shielding his eyes with one hand Well that is one hell of a light show.,


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:21 PM

Irene> "Good. At least we have time now. And it's not going to drop dead on us. Have we made any progress with the computer decoding its tetryon transmissions?"


$ Solak> "...Fascinating. This appears to be a den, of sorts." The tall Vulcan squints, trying to get his eyes to adjust to the light show they were given.


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:23 PM

$Rex> Looks over Those crystals... they don't look like anything I've ever seen before.


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:23 PM

$Nostrun>”It’s certainly pretty.”


Erich Jaenke, CEng 20-Jun-21 07:24 PM

We are not sure. We need to establish a yes and no level of understanding.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 07:24 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> I wonder why they're clustered around them. Could they be feeding on the light in some fashion, you think? ::She flipped open her tricorder to scan, pursing her lips in concentration.::


Erich Jaenke, CEng 20-Jun-21 07:25 PM

:: Goes over to the creature, and says to it... :: My name is Indaura. We are attempting to help you. Do you understand any of what I am saying?


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:26 PM

$Nostrun>”Could be religious.”


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:27 PM

$ Solak> "If they communicate through one type of radiation, it could reason that they also derive sustenance from another type of radiation."


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:27 PM

ACTION> The crystals appear to be made of Solangen, the same substance earlier found in the creatures themselves, and also extremely rare to be found in normal space. The crystals appear to be amplifying the tetryon emissions from the creatures.


Erich Jaenke, CEng 20-Jun-21 07:28 PM

:: Gently places her right hand on the creatures head ::


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:28 PM

Irene shakes her head. "I'm no linguist, but I agree that we need to establish some kind of baseline of transmission if we're going to talk to it. Can we... compare the tetryon transmissions of the healthy ones to the injured one?"


Erich Jaenke, CEng 20-Jun-21 07:32 PM

I don't speak tetryon.


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:34 PM

$”Anyone think to bring shades?” William asks.


Erich Jaenke, CEng 20-Jun-21 07:35 PM

Maybe the creature is too weak to communicate. I wonder. Can I have my speech translated into tetryon emissions?


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 07:37 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Scan the thing's speech pattern and see if the universal translator can make any determinations. ::To Indaura.:: I want a full recording of the thing while it is on the ship.


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:37 PM

$Rex> Smirks No, but your eyes get used to it eventually. Taryn Do the tertryons pose any risk to us. We haven't encountered them in such high concentrations.


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:38 PM

Irene nods. Irene> "Computer, transfer all tetryon-band recordings from my tricorder to the translation matrix. Are there any recognizable speech patterns?"


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:38 PM

$Nostrun> "Your mind seems fine Lieutenant Chocox." William> "That's reassuring."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 07:40 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> No, sir. The radiation in here is at an acceptable limit for a small amount of time. I'd recommend treatments when we return to the ship, just to be safe.


Erich Jaenke, CEng 20-Jun-21 07:40 PM

We should keep the translations in a one-to-one, meaning if I'm speaking at 170Hz it does that in tetryons


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:40 PM

$ Solak> Has been looking at his tricorder in the meantime. "Commander, these crystals are amplifying the tetryon emissions. They are of a material native to subspace. I would like to get a sample."


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:41 PM

$Rex> Nods to both See if you can get a sample without disturbing the creatures.


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:42 PM

$Nostrun> "Should be fun."


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:43 PM

Irene> Shrug. "We don't know if that means anything in terms of tetryons."


$Solak> "Understood." He crouches down to find a spot where he can hammer off some of the crystals with a hand tool, as far from the creatures as possible.


Erich Jaenke, CEng 20-Jun-21 07:43 PM

:: Looks at the creature scans :: We can't determine the range based on our scans.


Maryse Dubois 20-Jun-21 07:43 PM

Too bad none of us are telepathic.


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:44 PM

Enters the lab So, you said you had a present for me?


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:44 PM

((It's a puppy!))


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:45 PM

Irene> "Half-Klingon, not half-Betazoid. Sorry." She jumps hearing the captain's voice. Oh, she was going to get it now. "Well..."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 07:45 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> I doubt telepathy would help. Empathy, perhaps... ::He glanced as Swain entered.:: I told you that you'd want to see this. ::Waving a hand at the creature.:: We believe it is newly hatched.


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:49 PM

$William keeps looking at the creatures to make sure none of them start coming towards the science people.


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:49 PM

Looks over Well, I see what you mean. Lifts a brow I am sure you know my next question


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 07:51 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> It's injured, and likely wouldn't have survived had we left it in the cold. It might still perish. ::He glanced back to the thing.:: But not from lack of trying.


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:51 PM

Irene grins sheepishly in the direction of Captain Swain, then goes back to working on the translation matrix.


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:52 PM

He nodded. If the creature was indeed sentient, they risked a prime directive violation, but he'd deal with that later. Very well. I assume you've already started trying to decipher if it is indeed sentient?


$Rex> Also watching vigilantly, but the creatures seemed to busy to notice the crew So, how does a subspace substance like Salongen end up in such quantities in regular space, Will?


Erich Jaenke, CEng 20-Jun-21 07:53 PM

:: Looking at the transmissions, if any ::


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:53 PM

$ “Aliens.” deadpan


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:54 PM

Irene> "Our main concern is keeping it alive, sir."


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:55 PM

$Rex> Gives Will a "look"


William Chocox 20-Jun-21 07:55 PM

$ “Otherwise I’m not sure enough to say. I’m thinking on it.”


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:55 PM

Nods to Irene Yes, I think they do frown on death in first contact situations.


$Rex> Nods I am sure Swain will want to have some thoughts on that. He's a big science nerd you know.


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:56 PM

$ Solak> "Commander, if they communicate through radiation normally found in subspace, it may be their natural habitat. The solanogen in this planet could have attracted them here."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 07:56 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> ::Scoots a bit closer to the lifeforms to scan them directly, interested in the biology of what she assumed were adult creatures.::


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:56 PM

$Rex> Does a motion to the Vulcan See


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 07:56 PM

$ Solak> Raises brow Vulcanly at Rex.


Irene> "So far all we know is they communicate through tetryon transmissions and they love solanogen. That's about as far as we've gotten."


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 07:59 PM


Solanogen? But that almost never exists in real space?


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 08:00 PM

Irene> "No, sir, it does not. This planet's full of it, though."


Erich Jaenke, CEng 20-Jun-21 08:00 PM

Do we have any solanogen?


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 08:01 PM

Strokes his beard The Enterprise, I think it was, encountered Solanogen based life forms once. Curious that the sensor probes they sent out for mapping missed that, but I doubt they would have thought to scan for it.


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 08:01 PM

Irene> "That's not something you can go down to the Promenade and buy..."


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 08:01 PM

But just think of how much of our silverware would buy of it though. dead pan  


CdrMirandaHawthorne 20-Jun-21 08:02 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Chokes::


Irene Mincine 20-Jun-21 08:02 PM

Irene> "It's not something that normally occurs in planetary crust, so the sensor probes probably aren't set up to scan for it. Especially the ones they used whenever they mapped this sector." She looks away at the silverware comment.


Captain Swain 20-Jun-21 08:02 PM



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