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Cdr Miranda Hawthorne

USS Excalibur Sim Log - 11.14.21

MISSION BRIEF: Excalibur has entered orbit of an M-class planet in the Itarian system. It was briefly surveyed by the USS Montana roughly 30+ years ago. From those records we know that there are no higher-order lifeforms, but there are a large variety of flora and fauna dispersed through a number of different biomes. Away teams are being put together and the survey is getting started.



MEE6 BOT 14-Nov-21 08:14 PM

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Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:15 PM

On the bridge, trying to not make an excuse to go down to the planet and begin poking around


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:16 PM

Ens Reynolds> ::Having narrowly escaped the security showers with his life, he was back on shift in engineering nursing his wounds.::


Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 08:16 PM

Irene has her science team together, mostly nerds from the last survey. "At least they're letting us start with the temperate zone this time."


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 08:16 PM

::In her office, having finished her roster.::


William Chocox 14-Nov-21 08:17 PM

William was back in Engineering. "How were the sonic showers?"  


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:18 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Enjoying watching Swain squirm.:: Lovely dinner. I really enjoyed the noodles.


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:20 PM

I got the recipe from a Betazoid I dated back during my academy days, before I met Arden. He hates them, so any chance I get to have them when he's not around you know. How's the survey teams coming together? I hope Ensign Mincine doesn't think she's taking an Argo shuttle down.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:21 PM

Ens Reynolds> ::Hunches down.:: I don't want to talk about it. They're fixed, so... I suppose that's all that needs to be said. ::Turning a bright shade of red.::


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:21 PM

:: In her office, looking over the latest stress reports ::


William Chocox 14-Nov-21 08:21 PM

William narrows his eyes "Did something happen?"


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:22 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> You know... you could tell her that yourself. While you're prepping to go down to the planet. I could hold down the fort, as it were.


Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 08:22 PM

Irene submits her finalized roster up to the bridge. "They could at least let me take one of those dune buggies after making me sit through a formal dinner..."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:23 PM

Ens Reynolds> No! Did someone say something? I didn't see anything.


William Chocox 14-Nov-21 08:24 PM

William softens his look "You need to work on your poker face Reynolds. What happened?"


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:24 PM

Grins If you don't mind I would like to go down myself. I think medical should send a team down to.. the original survey indicated there were strong indications of medicinal algae growing in one of the larger river systems.

You know I studied as a biologist before getting in astrometrics.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:25 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> ::Smirks.:: Yes, I'm aware. I was certain that your background in science would lead to some very boring missions. Such a fool I was...


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:26 PM

Snorts as he stands up Have medical prep a team while I go give Ensign Mincine the bad news about the Argo shuttle.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:27 PM

Ens Reynolds> Uh... well... nothing much. Just... routine repairs. ::Winces as he shifts in his seat.:: They weren't very happy about the showers being inoperable, though. And security crew are generally... ah... muscleheads.


William Chocox 14-Nov-21 08:27 PM

"I can speak to Lieutenant Commander Rex."


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:27 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> Aye, Captain.


Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 08:27 PM

She's down in her favorite science lab, surrounded by other ensigns.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:28 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> +Medical+ Stanton to Medical

Ens Reynolds> Um.... ah... no, that's fine. They'll probably just laugh about it, anyway.


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 08:29 PM

+Stanton+ Go ahead, Commander.


William Chocox 14-Nov-21 08:29 PM

"Alright." William makes a note to screw with some of Security's equipment later.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:30 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> +Maryse+ Doctor, the Captain is heading the away team and would like medical along. Do you have someone(s) prepped to go? Apparently there may be biologicals on the planet with medical potential.


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 08:31 PM

+Stanton+ I already anticipated this, and have a team already assigned.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:33 PM

Cdr Jalen Stanton> +Maryse+ Very good, Doctor. They'll be leaving in ten.


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 08:34 PM

+Stanton+ Understood.

::Gets up from her office, grabbing her pack on the way out. She then stops by Indaura's office, knocking.::


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:35 PM

:: Looking over the profile of those creatures they encountered on their last mission ::


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:35 PM

Enters the science labs, away team bag slung over one shoulder


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:35 PM



Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 08:35 PM

::Steps in.:: Care to stretch your legs a bit, or would you rather stay home for this one?


Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 08:36 PM

Someone calls 'captain on deck!' and the pack of ensigns immediately snap to attention. Irene just looks up at the door, puzzled. "Captain?"


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:36 PM

I can get out. What's the job?


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 08:37 PM

Planetary survey. They found us some algae to look at. ::Smirks.::


William Chocox 14-Nov-21 08:37 PM

William starts thinking about how to mess up the replicators in security, among other "punishments"


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:37 PM

Algae in need of therapy?


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:37 PM

Grins I decided to tag along for part of the survey. I'd like to take a couple science officers and medical down to an area in the boreal forests of the northern continent. There are some hot springs there that the first survey believed could have some medicinal algae, as well primates.


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 08:38 PM

::Shrugs:: Possibly.


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:38 PM

Also I wanted to make sure you knew that the Argo shuttles haven't been approved for this survey.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 08:38 PM

Ens Reynolds> ::Just happy to not be talking about it any longer. Tappity taps away at his console.::


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:38 PM

:: gets out of her chair :: What do I need to bring?


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 08:39 PM

Typical survey kit, and anything else you might find useful. Commander says we leave in ten.


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:40 PM

Medicorder, sample kit, and my personality.


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 08:41 PM

Sounds good. See you there. :;Heads out.::


Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 08:41 PM

Now Irene's looking nervous, too. The captain looking over her shoulder for an entire survey mission? "I didn't know you were interested in phycology, sir. I... of course, you don't need my permission to do that." She looks to the other ensigns. "Uh... Solak, Caldero, Everett, you're with the captain."


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:41 PM

:: Gets a medicorder from her shelf ::

:: Heads out to get a sample kit ::


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:43 PM

Smiles I studied biology before the academy. I actually used to collect butterflies.


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:45 PM

:: Goes to the transporter room? ::


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:46 PM

Clears his throat Well we'll head to the transporter room. Have fun on your survey, Ensign!


Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 08:46 PM

"Huh." Irene seems a little surprised at that. "I knew you had a background in science but not specifically in biology. Did you always wear a red shirt or did you used to wear blue?" The other ensigns have gone back to packing.

"Oh, uh, see you on the planet." Irene, too, finishes packing and heads to her transporter room with a few scientists.  


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 08:46 PM

::Arrives at the TR as well.::


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:47 PM

Until they conned me into command, always teal. grins


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:47 PM

:: Follows some others to the transporter room :: Is the entire ship going?


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:50 PM

Television magics to the transporter room with his three science officers in tow, smiles at Indura Ah, Doctor. Coming along with us to look at algae and hopefully some primates?  


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:51 PM

I am interested in all life Captain, even yours. :: smirks ::


Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 08:53 PM

Irene arrives at the crowded transporter room with her three science officers next. "Full house, huh? Maybe it would be faster to fly an Argo down."


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:53 PM

steps onto the pad Our insurance policies doesn't cover under-ranked officers driving it.


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 08:55 PM

gets on the pad


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 08:55 PM

After the last planetary survey, I'm surprised they would even give us anymore Argos.


Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 08:57 PM

"You side-swipe one runabout and nobody lets you forget about it..."


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 08:57 PM

Energize. Snorts to say nothing of my silverware.


ACTION> The Captain's AT shimmers away attaching a nice % symbol along the way. They materialize on the surface in a vast boreal forest along a gurgling river. A series of white-capped mountains loom off in the distance. The air is fresh, crisp and a lovely 50 degrees Fahrenheit.


Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 09:00 PM

Irene sighs and steps on the pad next, with her team. "Let's go. Maybe we'll find some ancient silverware."


William Chocox 14-Nov-21 09:00 PM

"Alright, Reynolds, don't have an emergency, I'll be back." William grabs his tools and heads to the turbolift.


CdrMirandaHawthorne 14-Nov-21 09:01 PM

Ens Reynolds> I'll try not to. ::Throws him a glance, but quickly gets back to work, glad for the distraction.::


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 09:02 PM

% Materalizes alongside his team What a lovely planet.


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 09:02 PM

:: Breathes in deeply ::


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 09:03 PM

% ::Looks around.:: Nice place.


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 09:04 PM

% gets out her medicorder


Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 09:04 PM

( Did Irene and co. show up in the same place? )


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 09:04 PM

% Opens his tricorder Lets go ahead and get some water and soil samples.


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 09:04 PM

((I have to take off. See everyone later.))


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 09:04 PM

(( If you want... or I can come up with another biome for you to study ))


Maryse Dubois 14-Nov-21 09:04 PM



Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 09:04 PM

( Nah, just making sure )

( night! )


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 09:04 PM

(( Not taking any chances with me sending you to swamps huh? ))


Irene Mincine 14-Nov-21 09:05 PM

( )

% Irene appears a few yards away from the rest, along with a few nameless ensigns. They immediately start setting up their scanning gear. "Muuuuch better than last time. A little cold, though."


Indaura Ryssan 14-Nov-21 09:07 PM

Looks for signs of life to scan


Captain Swain 14-Nov-21 09:07 PM



MEE6 BOT 14-Nov-21 09:07 PM

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