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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 10.24.21

MISSION BRIEF: Excalibur is working on a backup plan in case the Kavians prove to be unwilling to abandon their plans to harvest the Opterans for ~slavery~ powering their civilization, while Captain Swain and Commander Stanton have beamed aboard the Kavian vessel to ~make mischief~ stall them.


MEE6 BOT 24-Oct-21 07:07 PM

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William Chocox 24-Oct-21 07:07 PM

William was looking over the calculations and what not that they had done to prep for getting rid of the barrier at the bottom of the planet. It was going to be a close run thing once they actually did it.


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 07:08 PM

Irene was going over what she knew about the energy barrier one more time, all of the readings they'd taken from orbit and on the surface. "We're cutting it close, aren't we?"


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:09 PM

$Kavian1> Pointing to a device where an Opteran adult was being loaded As you can see, once we activate the holding field, they are put into suspension. Though their bodies continue to function. These are the newest models, and keep their biosigns at peak energy transfer.


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 07:09 PM

:: in medical ::


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 07:10 PM

William turns to Irene. "Yes, yes we are, but that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes."


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:10 PM

@ Glances over to Jalen I see. And, are they aware during this... suspension?

Rex> On the bridge, frowning +Engineering+ Report.


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 07:11 PM

+Rex+ "We think we have it where we won't blow up the ship."


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:12 PM

Rex> +Engineering+ Encouraging.


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 07:12 PM

+Rex+ "If we're lucky, we won't need a tow to Starbase 46."


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 07:12 PM

+Rex+ "You're more than welcome to take a look at the math sir."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 24-Oct-21 07:12 PM

$Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Observing without trying to look judgmental.:: I'd also like to know how long these creatures last while in suspension...


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:15 PM

$Kavian1> Nods The newest models are designed to extend the creatures usefulness as long as possible. The goal would be for them to last for a full cycle, but not there yet.


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 07:17 PM

:: Helping in medical as she has no patients. ::


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:17 PM

Rex> +Engineering+ Well it won't be my call ultimately, thank god.


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 07:19 PM

+Rex+ "We'll keep working on reducing the power requirements. How long until the captain is expected back?"


Maryse Dubois 24-Oct-21 07:19 PM

::Making sure everything was in order. Just in case.::


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:19 PM

+Rex+ He told me to let him know when we're ready. He doesn't want to be on the alien ship when we do it.


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 07:21 PM

+Rex+ "Of course, but we're probably as ready to go as we possibly can get. At least in my opinion."


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 07:22 PM

:: Nearly runs into Dr. Dubois :: Oh excuse me. Guess the waiting is getting to me.


Maryse Dubois 24-Oct-21 07:23 PM

It's always the worse part.


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 07:24 PM

+Rex+ "There's not much more we're gonna be able to squeeze out of the plan from Science's perspective, sir, no matter how long we wait."


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:25 PM

Rex> +Engineering+ I'll let the captain know.

Rex> +Swain+ Excalibur to Captain Swain


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 07:26 PM

I am prescribing some R&R after this. I think the crew needs it.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 24-Oct-21 07:27 PM

$Cdr Jalen Stanton> Mmm. A cycle... I see. How interesting. And is the creature fully mature when this process happens? ::He stroked his chin.::


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:28 PM

$ Politely excuses himself to take the comm from Rex


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 07:28 PM

Irene steps back from the console with a sigh. "I'm confident it'll work. For how long, it's anyone's guess."


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 07:28 PM

"Hopefully long enough that we don't blow up."


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 07:30 PM

Are there planets this crew are banned from doctor?


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:31 PM

$kavian> Begins a very nerdy discussion on the Opterans reproduction cycle that could make Vulcan poetry seem exciting


Maryse Dubois 24-Oct-21 07:32 PM

Hmm...There were a couple in the Gamma Quadrant, but I think we're still fine in Alpha.


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 07:32 PM

"I've heard you have enough experience with it to know when things are really going to blow up."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 24-Oct-21 07:33 PM

$Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Playing interference, he gestured for the Opteran to show him more, wandering about to have a look at their facilities.::


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 07:33 PM

"There's a fine line. But yes, I have some experience with the power system failing."


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:34 PM

$ Returns to the exhilarating dialogue Commander, I am afraid that we're going to have to cut our visit short. We left the tea water on and it might boil over if we don't turn it off.


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 07:35 PM

Good to know.


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 07:35 PM

"We'll be fine." She leans against a metal grade. "Besides, if we blow ourselves up, we'll probably take those bastards over there with us."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 24-Oct-21 07:36 PM

$Cdr Jalen Stanton> Ah, that's too bad. ::He nodded to the Opteran.:: Thank you for enlightening us.


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 07:36 PM

"Somewhat comforting thought."


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:37 PM

Kavian> Looks a little confused, but smiles Of course, any time.


$+Rex+ Two to beam back to Excalibur


$ Smiles and preps for shimmering. You know you have to like get in the ready position so you beam back looking good for the camera. None of that slouching on this show.


Rex> +Engineering+ Do we need to position the ship in any particular way to do this, or can you just pew-pew it from any angle?


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 07:42 PM

So doctor, how have you been lately?


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 07:42 PM

+Rex+ Irene shrugs lightly. "Point and shoot."


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 07:43 PM

+Rex+ "It's a very versatile set up, but we would like as straight a line as possible."


Maryse Dubois 24-Oct-21 07:43 PM

Trying to get me on your couch, Counselor? ::Smirks.::


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:43 PM

Rex> Val Move us into position to give us the best shot.


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 07:44 PM

Oh I will talk to anyone anywhere.


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 07:45 PM

Val> She is all business. "Aye, repositioning the ship." The Excal begins turning, eventually facing the planet dead on.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 24-Oct-21 07:46 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Shimmer shimmer:: ::He relaxed as they arrived back on the ship and took a breath.:: Well... that wasn't overly long... I take it they're ready for an attempt?


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 07:47 PM

I really wanted to get to know those creatures better.


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:47 PM

Shimmers aboard Yes, that's what Rex said. Though he's not overly encouraged by Will and Irene, but hey when have ever done it the easy way?

+Engineering+ This is Swain, as he walks to the lift tell me how this is working and what are chances you blow my ship up.


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 07:52 PM

+Swain+ "Well, it works by reversing the polarity of the barrier and inverting the positrons of the various power sources. Chances I blow my ship up? Uh...32.333333333, repeating of course, percent chance."


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:53 PM

+Engineering+ So that's better than I expected.


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 07:54 PM

+Swain+ "The extra time we got helped with that, Captain. Assuming we don't blow out the warp reactor with neutrino feedback, the barrier will be neutralized."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 24-Oct-21 07:55 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> That sounds somewhat promising.


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:56 PM

Nods to Jalen Besides, I never wanted to live forever. +Engineering+ I am almost back to the bridge. stand by to activate on my mark.


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 07:56 PM

+Swain+ "Aye sir."


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 07:57 PM

Exits onto the bridge Open a channel to the Kavian vessel, audio only.


Clark> Channel open


+Kavians+ Kavian vessel. This is Captain Swain. I have decided that even if your Captain should realize that what you're doing wrong, it might not be enough to stop your species from enslaving the Opterans. As such, we have devised a method to disable the field you placed around the planet's core, this will allow the Opeterans to return to their home dimension. Excalibur out.


+Engineering+ Activate.


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 08:00 PM

Irene is by now back at the console and nods to Will. "Ready."


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 08:01 PM

<< Y'all know the drill, give me a number 1-20 >>


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 08:01 PM

"Alright let's do this, Williaaaaaaaaaaam! Choooooooocoooooooooox!" presses button

( 8 )


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 08:01 PM

(( 11 ))


CdrMirandaHawthorne 24-Oct-21 08:01 PM

(( 18 ))


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 08:01 PM



Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 08:01 PM

(( 15 ))

(( wipes sweat off brow holyyyyyy coooowwww ))


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 08:03 PM

(( Is this a Leeroy Jenkins moment? ))


Irene Mincine 24-Oct-21 08:03 PM

(( do I need to refresh myself on the Klingon afterlife? ))


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 08:04 PM

(( Do I need to brush up on my Tellarite characteristics? ))


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 08:04 PM

ACTION> Using a good bit of our SFX budget, a cool beam lashes out from the Excalibur deflector dish towards the planet. Aboard Excalibur the lights flicker on and off for a moment and Will and Irene get treated to a shower of sparks circa TNG.


William Chocox 24-Oct-21 08:04 PM

"Whoa! Status update!"


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 08:04 PM

Uh oh


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 08:05 PM

ACTION> When the beam turns off, sensors show that the field around the planet's core has dissipated and the Opterans are burrowing to FREEEEEDDDDOOOOOMMMMMM or whatever that sounds like in Tetryon.  


Erich Jaenke 24-Oct-21 08:06 PM

(I've dissipated people in my day)  


Captain Swain 24-Oct-21 08:06 PM



MEE6 BOT 24-Oct-21 08:06 PM

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POST-SCRIPT ACTION> The Kavians are absolutely disappointed in us, but since there's not much they can do now, they leave by telling us we're monsters and they don't know what they're going to do next. Swain offers to send Federation engineers to help them, which they begrudgingly accept. We start next week with a few days passed and us back on our original mission of exploration!


POST-POST SCRIPT: The Opterans thanked us with a lovely light show.

I have been watching Lower Decks and Swain feels very seen by that show.

So I am glad we didn't blow the ship up.

Our pick a number was 61, and we rolled a 60

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