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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 06.27.21

MISSION BRIEF: Excalibur continues to explore Optera IV. The crew is attempting to provide medical assistance and hopefully establish some sort of communication with a juvenile specimen of the large insectoids we have encountered on the planet. Meanwhile, a second team has beamed to a large underground cavern where they have found a large grouping of the creatures.


MEE6 BOT 27-Jun-21 07:10 PM

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Erich Janeke 27-Jun-21 07:12 PM

:: With the creature :: I sure wish I was telepathic.


Maryse Dubois 27-Jun-21 07:13 PM

::In the lab, making sure vitals remained stable.::


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:14 PM

Irene> "We don't know if it has thought patterns a telepath could hear, anyway." Working at a computer terminal with the universal translator up, with the help of another blueshirt.


Captain Swain 27-Jun-21 07:14 PM

$Rex> ::Keeping an eye on the creatures::


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:15 PM

$ Solak> Crawls back to the rest of the group, sample of crystal in a small metal jar. "This should be enough for analysis on the ship."


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:15 PM

$Nostrun> "Please be careful Lieutenant Castell."


Erich Janeke 27-Jun-21 07:16 PM

:: Reaches out to touch the creature, to reassure it if possible ::


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:16 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> Hmmm? ::A bit absently as she studied the readings on her tricorder as she scanned, leaning to see if she could determine how they were interacting with the columns.::


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:17 PM

$"I think Nostrun doesn't want you to get clamped by one of the creatures Lieutenant."


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:19 PM

$ Solak> "Indeed. We do not know their defensive capabilities, if any."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:21 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> I'm not going to touch them, naturally. They're all a bit preoccupied.


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:22 PM

$"That could change in a moment."


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:23 PM

$ Solak> The tall Vulcan ponders for a few moments, then opens up the sample container. "Lieutenant, are there any differences between this sample, now that it is removed from the cavern, and the ones the creatures are interacting with?"


Erich Janeke 27-Jun-21 07:24 PM

:: Looks at the latest vitals and that of them over time ::


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:26 PM

Irene looks a bit frustrated. This is out of her area of expertise, now that the creature is stabilized. "Computer, are we making any progress on interpreting the creature's tetryon emissions?"


Erich Janeke 27-Jun-21 07:28 PM

If we can at least get a glimpse of its emotional state.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:30 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> ::Finally backs away after getting several biological scans. She rejoined the others, looking to see what they'd collected.:: I think that most of the tetryons are coming from the creatures and not the crystals, though would have to get closer to one of the groups to check for certain.


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:31 PM

$ Solak> "That is in line with the findings that the crystals are acting as an oscillator and amplifier for the tetryons."


Erich Janeke 27-Jun-21 07:32 PM

Is the tetryon transmitter ready?


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:32 PM

Computer> ::To Irene.:: Tetryon emission patterns recognized. Reliability at 72% with current sample.


Maryse Dubois 27-Jun-21 07:33 PM

Well that's not terrible.


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:34 PM

Irene> "It's better than nothing. What should we... say?"


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:35 PM

(( Clarification - you've rigged the UT to read the creature's emissions. Has anyone created a device to talk back to it? The UT can't produce tetryon radiation. ))


Maryse Dubois 27-Jun-21 07:35 PM

Hopefully something simple, that won't be mistranslated into something like we come to kill you all.


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:36 PM

((We are the Borg. Lower your shields and prepare to be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness shall be added to our own. Resistance is futile.))


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:36 PM

(( Oh, okay. ))


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:37 PM

Computer> Current translation is as follows: PAIN/HELP/PAIN/BROOD/COLD/HELP/PAIN


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:37 PM

$Nostrun> "Interesting. We'll have to see what else is hanging around here."


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:38 PM

Irene looks at the creature, a bit taken aback by the directness of the translation. "It doesn't want to be here... I don't blame it. It's stable now, right?"


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:39 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> I vote we continue exploring the cave system to see if all the groupings are the same. Perhaps we'll be able to discern patterns in the communication crystals.

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> For instance, are they speaking to one another through them? To other areas of the planet? Or are they searching for travelers in space?


Maryse Dubois 27-Jun-21 07:40 PM

::Nods:: From what I can tell, yes.


Captain Swain 27-Jun-21 07:40 PM

ACTION> The great mass of insectoids begin moving towards the ceiling of the cavern, burrowing towards the surface.


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:40 PM

$"Is there anything that indicates that they're technologically advanced?"


Captain Swain 27-Jun-21 07:40 PM

$Rex> Frowns


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:40 PM

$Nostrun> "That's interesting."


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:41 PM

$ Solak> "Nothing that we have found so far." He watches them go toward the surface... "Hmm." He checks his tricorder to see if any of the signals have changed?


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:41 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> ::Starts, blinking.::What on earth caused that, I wonder...


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:42 PM

Irene> "I think we should put it back. We can't... I don't think we can help it much further up here."


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:42 PM

$Nostrun>"Did they notice one of their own was missing?"  


Erich Janeke 27-Jun-21 07:42 PM

Well, if nothing else the creature is not panicking.  


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:44 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Is the leg braced enough that it might heal in time?


Maryse Dubois 27-Jun-21 07:44 PM



Captain Swain 27-Jun-21 07:45 PM

$Rex> Interesting.


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:45 PM

$"Concerning more like it. Where are they going?"


Erich Janeke 27-Jun-21 07:46 PM

We think so, but we also don't know how quickly they heal.


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:46 PM

"It's going to live, we got enough tetryon data out of it to set up a basic translation matrix, and we got enough biological data to keep researchers occupied for years."


Captain Swain 27-Jun-21 07:46 PM

ACTION> They continue burrowing towards the surface, there's some rocks falling but nothing major. They seem somehow, driven, towards the surface.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:47 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> I want to see what's going on! ::Leaving the cavern the same way they'd arrived, she hustled to reach the surface along with the creatures.::


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:48 PM

$"Someone go with her and make sure she doesn't hurt herself."


Captain Swain 27-Jun-21 07:48 PM

$Rex> Doctor, hold up.


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:50 PM

$ Solak> "Lieutenant Castell, please wait..." Did he roll his eyes? Must have been their imaginations. He followed her out of the cavern.


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:50 PM

$Nostrun> "I didn't know Vulcans could feel that way."


Captain Swain 27-Jun-21 07:51 PM

$Rex> Sighs Very well, lets go. Its only, what a kilometer up?


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:52 PM

$"I believe so sir."


Captain Swain 27-Jun-21 07:52 PM

$Rex> Nostrun, you and Calleson stay here and take some samples of the rocks.


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:52 PM

$Nostrun> "Aye sir."


Captain Swain 27-Jun-21 07:52 PM

$Rex> Keep an open comm channel.


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:52 PM

$Nostrun> "You got it."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:54 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> If there's nothing more we can do with the creature, then we should return it to the surface where we found it. Or perhaps closer to the cavern where it can be out of the cold.


Maryse Dubois 27-Jun-21 07:55 PM

I have no objections.


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 07:57 PM

"Somewhere that it won't freeze to death, I agree."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:57 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Sir? ::Looks to Swain.:: Have you had your fill?


William Chocox 27-Jun-21 07:58 PM

$William goes towards the entrance of the cavern to keep Castell and Solak company on the surface.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 07:58 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> ::Hurrying up through the tunnel, though the incline was slightly more difficult than when they'd come back down. She was in shape, however, and made good time.::


Captain Swain 27-Jun-21 07:58 PM

Swain> Nods Yes agreed.

Swain> Make preprations to take it back to the surface where you found it.


Irene Mincine 27-Jun-21 08:00 PM

Irene> With the captain's approval, she goes back to the terminal, now bringing up a topographic relief map of the surface near where they beamed it up. "Okay, let's find a good spot for it..."

She looks a little shaken from the translation, still.


$ Solak> "Lieutenant, please be careful..." He had the typical Vulcan physical strength and stamina, but she had gotten a pretty good head strart.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 27-Jun-21 08:03 PM

$ Lt. Taryn Castell> ::Glances back.:: It isn't that difficult of a climb, but my calves are burning. Hurry up! If you pass me, I just might hop on your back and let you haul me up.


Captain Swain 27-Jun-21 08:03 PM



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