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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 09.12.21

MISSION BRIEF: In orbit of Optera IV, Excalibur has finally -- the hope -- developed a way to communicate with the creatures.



MEE6 BOT 12-Sep-21 07:13 PM

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Erich Jaenke 12-Sep-21 07:14 PM

Wonder how this will go down?


William Chocox 12-Sep-21 07:15 PM

William is in the bottom of the ship fixing things.


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:15 PM

AS A RECAP ACTION> Following our message, one of the bugs had begun moving towards the ship.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 12-Sep-21 07:16 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Waiting pensively in his chair on the bridge to see if their message was understood or if the creature was coming to drain their power once again.::


Maryse Dubois 12-Sep-21 07:16 PM

Hopefully well, despite our track record. ::Gets a tea from the replicator.:: Let’s just hope we don't insult anyone.


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:17 PM

Val> Val shakes her head at helm. "Bug on a collision course again, Cap. Whatever y'all are doing, it's working."


Erich Jaenke 12-Sep-21 07:18 PM

Denobulans are not easily offended.


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:18 PM

Clark> One of them is transmitting directly towards us... shall I ... put it on screen?


Looks over to Jalen with a bemused smirk Let's do audio only.  


Maryse Dubois 12-Sep-21 07:20 PM

Yes but they are not Denobulans.


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:21 PM

Clark> Nods Putting them through now.


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:21 PM

Irene> She's back to working at all three science consoles at once, manipulating every setting she can find. "Translator matrix is stable."


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:22 PM

Opteran> Hello Commander Swan of the Hydrocarbon-Heavy Creature's Ship. I am Gclkkkakakkaakkkkakkkkkkkkkkkaakkkkeeekkkkaakkaakkkkkttttttttkktkktktktkt.

Is extremely glad that this is not a visual communication in anyway shape or form


William Chocox 12-Sep-21 07:24 PM

((That’s an impressive name.))


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:24 PM

Val> Trying not to laugh.


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:24 PM

Clark> Also trying very hard not to laugh


William Chocox 12-Sep-21 07:24 PM

+Reynolds+ “How’re your repairs going Reynolds?”


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:24 PM

Irene> "Translation buffer had problems with that one, sir..."


Maryse Dubois 12-Sep-21 07:25 PM

::Monitoring from the lab.:: Well now. Seems like we may have suceeded.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 12-Sep-21 07:25 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Names are sometimes difficult. ::Grunts.:: At least the translator is catching most of it.


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:26 PM

Clears his throat Right.. I'll just try not to uh say that one outloud. Uh... +Clicky+ We welcome you. We made contact with two of your species on the planet but were unable to return their communication until now. We have many questions.... perhaps...


Clicky> +Excalibur+ Interupts Ah, you are probably wondering such perfect beings as our own have become trapped in such a strange, backwards universe as your own yes?


Erich Jaenke 12-Sep-21 07:27 PM

Long names..


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:29 PM

Irene> "Solanogen..."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 12-Sep-21 07:30 PM

Ens Reynolds> +Chocox+ Sir? Ah, things are okay. ::His voice sounded small as he was in one of the JT.:: Just about done in this junction. Will be moving to the next sector, unless there's something else you need done?


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:30 PM

Clicky> Continues Opteran> Many brood-cycles ago, our native subspace manifold experienced a prolonged period of turbulence, causing many broodlings to seek refuge by passing through a gash that connected our realm with gooey yolk of this world. For even more brood-cycles, we passed freely through the gash to escape periodic outbreaks of turbulence, Over time, they built tunnels throughout the nugat and yolk.  


Mouths to Jalen Nugat?


Rhan K'hal 12-Sep-21 07:31 PM

((I'm suddenly hungry for a Three Musketeers omelette))


CdrMirandaHawthorne 12-Sep-21 07:32 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::He shook his head and gave Swain a shrug, as flummoxed as the Captain.::


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:33 PM

Irene> "The planet's mantle, I think." She adjusts the translation matrix.


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:33 PM

Clicky> continues the plot dump Then the Takers came! Evil creatures! Not dissimilar from Swan and His Hydrocarbons! They built great barrier that keeps us from returning to our place. Then set to trapping us! Not know why. Evil likely. To avoid this and to find way back to our place we evolved new brood-cycles.


William Chocox 12-Sep-21 07:34 PM

+Reynolds+ “Nope, just checking in.”


Erich Jaenke 12-Sep-21 07:34 PM

:: Listens ::


William Chocox 12-Sep-21 07:35 PM

((I wish I could say this was the weirdest thing we’ve experienced.))


CdrMirandaHawthorne 12-Sep-21 07:35 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> What barrier? ::Looking to Swain.:: Where?


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:35 PM

Clicky> Now broodcycle has us lay dormant as young for many years in the nugat and yolk, then we rise, mate, lay brood-hatch and return to stars to seek another such egg-in-sky. None have returned, so we believe none such egg yet found. Takers will come soon as well. They come when we broodhatch.


Taking all that in +Clicky+ You said they made a barrier...


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:37 PM

Irene> "The shielding towers?"


CdrMirandaHawthorne 12-Sep-21 07:38 PM

Ens Reynolds> +Chocox+ Thanks, Chief. I think I'm good for now. Any luck on the translation power cycling?


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:38 PM

Clicky> Yes. Great Prophylactic! the translation matrix wigs out at a bunch of high pitched clicking sounds that follow Terrible thing. They build smaller ones too to help take us. It surrounds Gash in Yolk, prevents our kind of passing back to Our Place.


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:39 PM

Val> Is now covering her face like a comedian breaking on set.


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:40 PM

Swallows extremely hard


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:40 PM

Irene> "I... well, now you know what their cursing sounds like, Captain." She makes sure to program in alternatives to 'prophylactic'.


William Chocox 12-Sep-21 07:40 PM

+Reynolds+ “That’s going pretty well. What’s your next project?”


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:41 PM

Clicky> Perhaps you help us. Perhaps Captain Swan can break barrier?


Clark> Is several shades of Red


William Chocox 12-Sep-21 07:42 PM

((Wait…Great Condom?))


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:42 PM

(( howling ))


CdrMirandaHawthorne 12-Sep-21 07:42 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> We could help them pierce the barrier, can't we? Smash it to pieces. ::Looking about.::


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:43 PM

Irene> Irene is shaking her head. "I'm sorry, sir, this is... just how it's translating things..." She's not really sorry. She's having a great time.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 12-Sep-21 07:43 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Even if we could poke holes in the barrier, we could probably negate it.


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:43 PM

Has somehow managed to not completely fall in the floor laughing, both at the translation and the reaction of the crew We could. I assume it’s the energy field we've been scanning around the planet core.


Rex> Far be it for me to be the one to ask this, but wouldn't that be a violation of the Prime Directive? And what will the uh... Takers say?


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:44 PM

Val> "They look warp-capable to me."


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:45 PM

Bites his lip again +Clicky+ It may be possible, but it could take us sometime to do so... can you give us a moment to discuss?


Clicky> Hmm moment-- what is a moment? Such a strange species with such limited understanding of space-time, but yes take 'a moment' the broodhatch continues. My genetic memories say that we should be visited by Takers now, so becareful at taking too many of your 'moments.' Gclkkkakakkaakkkkakkkkkkkkkkkaakkkkeeekkkkaakkaakkkkkttttttttkktkktktktkt out, for now.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 12-Sep-21 07:47 PM

Ens Reynolds> +Chocox+ Well, there are two sensor nodes down in the next junction and then I have some chip replacements in the next deck up.


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:48 PM

Irene> "So we still don't know who the Takers are, but they're coming..."


Erich Jaenke 12-Sep-21 07:48 PM

Incoming? Great.


William Chocox 12-Sep-21 07:48 PM

+Reynolds+ “Alright, keep up the good work.”


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:48 PM

Rex> Nothing on long-range sensors... but they may have stealth technology.

to Jalen Well... that's more than I thought we'd learn. Though Commander Rex is correct to point out the Prime Directive, but they do seem advanced and their natural cycles have already been interfered with, what do you think?


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:52 PM

Irene> "I don't think the Prime Directive applies to species from outside of this universe, but that's why I'm not in charge of anything."


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:53 PM

The Prime Directive applies to all lifeforms, regardless of their origin, but well its a flexible notion. smirks wryly


CdrMirandaHawthorne 12-Sep-21 07:54 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> We're not allowed to get into the middle of a civil war, but this is more than that. They're being attacked and they've asked for assistance on getting home.

Cdr Jalen Stanton> I say that we at least see what this barrier is... And if the Takers arrive, perhaps we can negotiate.


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:56 PM

I tend to agree. Send a message to the Opterans, we will help them.


ACTION> Sensors detect high energy distortion near the Excalibur, moments before a large vessel shimmers into normal space.


William Chocox 12-Sep-21 07:58 PM

((Well ain't that swell.))


CdrMirandaHawthorne 12-Sep-21 07:58 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Speak of the Takers...


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:58 PM

Well that’s lovely...


Rex> Shall we go to Red Alert?


Clark> They're hailing us


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 07:59 PM

Irene> Jumps from the translators to the sensors to see what the hell that is. "Picking up... the same tetryon-based power source as the planet. And the same life forms... I think."


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 07:59 PM

Yellow alert, but don't raise shields or power weapons.

Gives a look over to Irene then to Jalen Confirm that. Clark, put them through.


Irene Mincine 12-Sep-21 08:01 PM

Irene> Shakes her head. "I'm having trouble penetrating their shielding, same thing as the planet. I might be able to break through, but it'll take a few minutes."


Captain Swain 12-Sep-21 08:01 PM

ACTION> The view screen activates showing a tall humanoid woman with long black hair and unique facial ridges along her cheeks and a V shaped tattoo on her forehead. She is wearing battle armor with several awards.

Kaldok> “I am Captain Sharama Kaladok, commanding officer of the collection vessel K.E.S. Ko’Falgrin of the Kavian Expeditionary Force,” she says. “This planet belongs to Kavia. You will return any Kavian property on your vessel and withdraw from this system immediately. We will tolerate no interference with our harvest.”


MEE6 BOT 12-Sep-21 08:02 PM

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