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  1. USS Republic Mission Briefing 51803.05 - Season 26 The AT has reached the plateau and have been busy trying to take readings and trying to determine what the shiny glittery lights that are rising from the ground are. One thing that can be noticed now that they've reached the summit, that it's note a flat plateau, but seems , someone concave, almost like a crater in it's center. The crew has also received some data from Holly STSF_BluRox: Begin Sim STSF_BluRox: Begin Sim STSF_BluRox: Begin Sim Action: Holly sends a message that if the team could send her their hypothesis upon what they are seeing, that she can feed the ideas into the computer and see if there is any feasible correlations... STSF_BluRox: (thought I had forgotten, hadn't you...lol) STSF_BluRox: (hey Jax) August Jax Robinson: :::Looks at the sparkles, not a clue:: August Jax Robinson: ((Hellos :: STSF Seiben: ::Looking up as well:: STSF_BluRox: (Jax...thinking about sparkles....I was able to enjoy some nice xmas lights that people had on to look nice with the little bit of snow we had today!! ) STSF_BluRox: (I know how much you love all year holiday lighting...lol) August Jax Robinson: ((those ppl should be locked up in Jail)) STSF_BluRox: (usually too cold to take down just yet..., so they just leave them on!) STSF_BluRox: (Seiben and Heather didn’t' do their homework!!) Rue Wydown: (again?) August Jax Robinson: ((I would sneak onto their lawn and cut the cord ::: mwhahahhahahahhaaaaaa Rue Wydown: +Holly+ Okay Holly, we've got a crater a sink hole in front of us. Heather Jamieson: :: Now standing and trying to make sense from the readings :: STSF_BluRox: Holly> +Commander Wydown+ I have some additional information for you from taking typographical readings. It appears that some sort of large or dense meteor had hit the region that you are now standing in. I believe that some part or element that landed with the meteor has been causing your issues STSF_BluRox: If your team could send that scan's they've taken and possible take come soil samples, that may be helpful. As for the shiny emanations, I'm at a loss... Rue Wydown: +Holly+ The question now is how to fix the problem. ::hands on her hips:: I know what Robinson would say if he was there, he'd blow it up. August Jax Robinson: that does sound like an excellent idea STSF_BluRox: +Commander+ Please hold one moment, I'm getting a transmission from the dam again.... :: sends some irritating "hold' muzak on the line for the Away Team while she takes the other call STSF_BluRox: (careful...you do have 'a' Robinson with you..... Heather Jamieson: :: Bends over and touches the ground :: Action: Heather feels dirt August Jax Robinson: (((hay!!!!?!)) STSF Seiben: How does the dirt feel? August Jax Robinson: feels?' August Jax Robinson: like a fluffy Bunny!.... it feels like dirt Heather Jamieson: (Rolling an investigation check) STSF Seiben: Is it cold soft dirt, or warm dirt? STSF_BluRox: :: Heather has a handful of dirt:: Heather Jamieson: Warm, but more like the sun was just heating it up ACTION:: As the AT spends some time in this area, they begin to feel.....a bit ....off, sluggish, maybe even a little queasy... Heather Jamieson: :: Stops what she's doing :: I think my medicine is wearing off...or getting stronger. August Jax Robinson: ::Sighs, annoyed...leans::: STSF Seiben: Not feeling great. ::leans on a tree;; Heather Jamieson: :: Falls over. Not hard, just enough that she just sits there a moment :: STSF_BluRox: +Commander Wydown+ I've noticed that everyone's transponder has alerted medical that your bodies are dealing with a bit of stress. Is everything ok down there? Rue Wydown: Jamieson, are you drunk? Heather Jamieson: I wish... no, just off balance. Rue Wydown: +Holly+ Could be some of the elements in the area. STSF Seiben: Feeling queasy as well? August Jax Robinson: ::Pulls Heather back onto her sled, pullie thing... sissy:: August Jax Robinson: ::Fakes feeling OK:: STSF Seiben: ::smiles and helps pull Heather still feeling queasy:: Heather Jamieson: Thanks...ugh.... :: on the sled :: STSF_BluRox: +Commander Wydown+ I do believe from the information that I've received from your team, and tying in what we have from the transformers form both colonies, coupled with the information our scans from the ship have shown, I think it would be best if you were to leave the area, much as the colonist did, and return to the ship for further discussion. If you could bring a soil sample, it would be helpful Rue Wydown: You would just fail on my planet. ::shakes her head:: Did someone upload the readings to Holly Heather Jamieson: Need a sample. :: looks down :: STSF Seiben: ::stops so Heather can pick up a sample;: Heather Jamieson: :: Seals the cap :: Got it. August Jax Robinson: ::sits next to Heather::: hurry up and get some dirt STSF Seiben: Cool STSF_BluRox: (did she get a handful from her sled, or did she actually take the core sample that was requested earlier?) Rue Wydown: ::hangs head:: ACTION: As the team has taken the requested samples and made their way back down the shuttle, they have returned to the ship to make sense of what they've scanned, collected and observed August Jax Robinson: ((If it was tonight, then no. The last sim...maybe?)) STSF_BluRox: (sorry, moving this along, plot has been stuck for some time, bouncing to next chapter Rue Wydown: Conference room, 5 minutes. Come prepared. Heather Jamieson: (Did not do a core sample (long tube kind of thing)) STSF_BluRox: (then you get to explain to Rue why not) STSF_BluRox: (can be as easy as...it's my first soil sample, but ya'll gotta do something, I can't do it for ya _ August Jax Robinson: ::heads to the CR, looking over her report:: STSF Seiben: ::heads to the conference room with his report:: Heather Jamieson: :: Feels better after leaving that place :: Rue Wydown: +Holly+ Hey Holly, is Blu well enough to join us or would like to join us in the conference room? STSF_BluRox: Holly> :: in Blu's Ready Room:: You seem like you are feeling a bit better, think you're up to attending this debriefing with the AT? STSF_BluRox: :: hears the com as Holly is sitting next to her:: STSF Seiben: ::glad to be back as well:: STSF_BluRox: +Rue+ Yes, I'm feeling a bit better, thank you for giving me some time to recuperate. I'll be joining you in a moment...unless this is going to give me another headache, then I may just wait for your report....:: laughs a little STSF_BluRox: :: stands up and nods to Holly:: Let's go hear what they've determined with what you have found out as well.... STSF_BluRox: ::exits Ready Room and makes her way with Holly to the Conference Room:: Heather Jamieson: :: Making her way to the conference room, still dragging her ankle along :: STSF_BluRox: (medical would have fixed that by now) August Jax Robinson: ::knows Heather is a Sissy::: STSF_BluRox: (unless....you stepped in a bear trap.......which I would suspect used to belong to a Robinson) Rue Wydown: Why should I get all the fun? ::smirks, heading into the conference room:: Heather Jamieson: :: The thing around her ankle is much smaller, and would be gone tomorrow :: STSF_BluRox: ::enters the Ready Room with Holly and moves to her normal seat, Holly flanking her to her left, leaving the seat on the right for Rue:: Heather Jamieson: :: Enters the conference room and sits down :: Rue Wydown: Hi Admiral. ::sheepish grin:: STSF Seiben: ::Enters and sits as well:: STSF_BluRox: Welcome back and hello. I'm glad to see you all made it safely ....... :: trails off watching Heather limp in....glad to see you made it back.. August Jax Robinson: ::walks into the CR, takes a seat in the front::: Heather Jamieson: :: nods :: Yes. STSF Seiben: Glad to be back. STSF_BluRox: So Holly has brought me up to date as to what you have been facing so far, but I'd like to hear your thoughts and impressions of the problem, and what you have found. We'll cross reference this with what we know from the colonists and the ship's readings STSF_BluRox: So, please...proceed Rue Wydown: Let's start with the power station. STSF_BluRox: ::nods:: August Jax Robinson: The place is a dead zone, limited comm's and awful terrane August Jax Robinson: at least the area we were in Rue Wydown: Issues with the power plant came up. STSF Seiben: I agree. STSF_BluRox: (Ok, we'll pick this up next week, as we're out of time for tonight) STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF Seiben: ::paused:: Heather Jamieson: :: paused :: STSF_BluRox: Ok next week, I would like each person to present a report, a few lines at least in the conference, as to what you observed, your thoughts and any hypothesis of what may be occurring. STSF_BluRox: Should be easy, you've done it! STSF_BluRox: Ok, anything or any questions before we close for the night? August Jax Robinson: Witch craft STSF_BluRox: lol, sell it to me!! Heather Jamieson: None here. STSF_BluRox: Ok then.... if nobody has anything else for tonight, then we'll end here and pick up next week. So...Crew Dismissed!!
  2. USS Republic Mission Briefing 51802.26 - Season 26 The AT is getting close to reaching the plateau which had been creating the difficulty for transport, travel and colonization in general up here. The enhancers that were sent down are helping some, but even the tricorders are picking up some static, but still can make out many things BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: As the AT reaches the top of the ridge leading out to the wide plateau ahead of them.. Heather Jamieson: :: Still feeling like she's slowing the group down :: STSF Seiben: ::helps hold up Heather:: Heather Jamieson: :; Nods to Seiben :: STSF Seiben: S'alright? Rue Wydown: ::pauses:: That's actually quite nice. STSF Seiben: Yes, that's one fine view. ACTION: Through the trees ahead, it almost appears to be shiny glitter brightening the area almost like one would see a rainbow in the distance Heather Jamieson: The area seems extra shiny STSF_BluRox: There, but just an optical illusion August Jax Robinson: looks like it's make of glass, or frozen over in ice August Jax Robinson: I am betting on ice STSF_BluRox: (it's in the air, shiny streams) STSF Seiben: ::takes a view shots with his holocam with his free hand:: STSF Seiben: a few shots* Heather Jamieson: :: Flips open her tricorder :: STSF Seiben: Does that work? Heather Jamieson: Mmmm. Not very well. Rue Wydown: What's scans telling you? Heather Jamieson: A mix of signals all over this area. It's try to determine a pattern. August Jax Robinson: ::Hands Rue a Power bar::: Heather Jamieson: Let me lower the scanning range. August Jax Robinson: ::bites into one herself:: how far you think that is Rue Wydown: Hard to estimate from the looks of things. I thought just a half hour or a bit. What do you think? Heather Jamieson: May have to investigate closer. August Jax Robinson: how far does your tricorder say H ? Heather Jamieson: Range is one kilometer now Rue Wydown: One Kilo isn't too bad. Heather Jamieson: We are on the perimeter of this phenomenon. STSF Seiben: Hmm August Jax Robinson: Well, seems far when you have dead weight to drag with you :::Heather:: Heather Jamieson: :: looks ahead of her :: Looks like if the readings were any more intense we could not enter. Heather Jamieson: I know you are there for me Commander Robinson. August Jax Robinson: then you know more than me on that one STSF Seiben: (I'll be there for you...when the rain starts to pour..) Heather Jamieson: Wonder if we have to wait for what they saw. Rue Wydown: She's not dead weight. Let's get moving. STSF Seiben: ::speak for yourself!:: Yes, let's Heather Jamieson: :: Intensifies the scan as they move, and as she hobbles along :: August Jax Robinson: ::takes Heathers Tricorder:: focus on walking Heather Jamieson: Give that back NOW. STSF Seiben: ::follows Jax:: August Jax Robinson: come get it ::Smirks and keeps walking:: Rue Wydown: We're going to review what we know so far. Some anomaly that's causing various issues with the planetary settlement. Holly states it seems like readings from a what....? STSF Seiben: ::thinking about the cat fight that would ensue if Heather's ankle wasn't injured:: Action:: As they move along, there are areas like this shimmering in various locations, but more so near a small river bed that leads down a falls to the lake below Heather Jamieson: :: Not moving any better :: August Jax Robinson: maybe it is all this sparkly crap doing it Rue Wydown: yes, but what is it? STSF Seiben: ::takes out his tricorder and starts scanning:: Is it centred towards the bodies of water? STSF Seiben: ::walks along:: Heather Jamieson: :: Getting a feel for the area :: STSF Seiben: Sure does look nice Heather Jamieson: Feel like we are walking into something... STSF Seiben: If so, my tricorder isn't able to detect what it is August Jax Robinson: like a Warp core or Disney Planet? STSF Seiben: I hope it's a warp core. My credit card can't take another blow from Disney Planet STSF_BluRox: (hint....Seiben..if you scroll back through your PM's, you may (will) find a good description) Heather Jamieson: :: Bends down to touch the ground with her hand :: August Jax Robinson: something up with the ground H? Heather Jamieson: Sometimes the senses can pick up signals the tricorder can't. August Jax Robinson: no... no they can't August Jax Robinson: I'm an engineer, trust me STSF Seiben: ::checks his tricorders:: Right, it seems to be coming from that mountainous area over there by that lake, judging by these energy readings they could be emitting strong EMPs, which may explain why our equipment isn't working. Heather Jamieson: I don't trust you, that's the thing. Heather Jamieson: Is there a pattern to the pulses? STSF Seiben: Too hard to tell with these readings, I'm afraid. Rue Wydown: ::scans through her tricorder to play back what Holly sent them:: STSF Seiben: But, it does seem to centred in that area. Holly> After several scans from the ship while we orbited, and from reading I've compared to other phenomenon that we've encountered, it is almost as if we were picking up emanations similar to a neutron star..... Holly> Will need additional readings from the surface near the dam and lake, and up on the mountain plateau, but I may have a theory once we have the readings. Holly out. Heather Jamieson: Neutron star.... :: thinks :: STSF Seiben: Ooh Rue Wydown: ::facepalms:: August Jax Robinson: +Holly+ how about we send a drone down to collect samples STSF_BluRox: +Jax+ Mechanical and propulsion fail in this region, hence...why your team is there in person STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM August Jax Robinson: ::Paused:: STSF_BluRox: OK, WE'LL PICK UP HERE NEXT WEEK WITH YOU ALL TAKING SOME SCANS, MAKING A FEW HYPOTHEIS, FROM what you find, etc... STSF_BluRox: sorry caps August Jax Robinson: Engineers don't Hypothosss Rue Wydown: And on that note.... STSF_BluRox: (well, if you enjoy camping with Heather so much, you can stay there until enough hypothesis are made_ STSF_BluRox: ok, then...Crew Dismissed, we'll see you all next week or on Talon
  3. RES TALON MISSION BRIEFING 51802.08 - SEASON 23 The away teams work with the freed prisoners to get basic systems operational, and to see if any information can be gleaned from the computer systems that the Othan had been using. t'A had taken several th'ann to the br'tehh for questioning. Pexil and Koga are assisting with operations and assessing if anything had bene sabotaged. Koga was working on a ship with Laeh to ensure that it was f functioning and safe. t’Ksa has been tending to the sick and injured. STSF_BluRox: Meanwhile, Pexil is checking the engineering section on the transport that Laeh and Koga have picked out as the first to enable moving the inhabitants .Stinger has been doing what they do...... [11:15 pm] STSF_BluRox: BEGIN SIM [11:15 pm] STSF_BluRox: BEGIN SIM [11:15 pm] STSF_BluRox: BEGIN SIM [11:15 pm] m_k_tksa: ::dealing with wounded:: [11:16 pm] Lerak trPexil: I am ready to power up the transport t'Temarr. [11:17 pm] STSF Seiben: ::finishing up his safety checks of the vessel:: All readings look good. She's airworthy, but I can't promise the smoothest ride. [11:18 pm] STSF_BluRox: @ ::glances at the ISD from t'A with regards to the th'ann that had been brought aboard for questioning. She was right to let t'A deal with them,. Afraid her own rage would keep her from ... :: she shook the thought from her mind as she put down the fleet operations notes and closed the map to focus on the away teams progress. [11:19 pm] STSF_BluRox: @ :: reached over and pressed a button on her desk::: +com+ Stinger, do au read me. This is Talon. [11:20 pm] Lerak trPexil: :: goes through more pre-flight checks :: [11:21 pm] NDak: #::Having returned to the Stinger from the surface, getting a report on their findings (or lack there of) at the command center, and what Talon had been doing:: [11:21 pm] STSF_BluRox: Torek> :: makes way to where the Talon crew had been working on the transport to take the infirm to the medical facility:: :: finds Koga [11:22 pm] NDak: # +tV+ Stringer here [11:22 pm] STSF Seiben: ::checking some other things on the ship:: [11:23 pm] STSF_BluRox: Torek> :: walks over to Koga:: is this ship able to make the transport? Shall we have our people assist au Maenak with loading those we wish to take to the medical facility aboard? [11:24 pm] Laehval tTemarr: Let's see if this thing can get off the ground. ::To Lerak and Koga.:: [11:25 pm] STSF_BluRox: @+NDak+ Mnekha, we had na heard from au for some time, I wished to make sure au ship had na fallen to a trap. Have au found anything else of note to report? [11:25 pm] Lerak trPexil: There are no more checks I can perform [11:25 pm] STSF Seiben: Yes, this ship can make it. I've just finished the safety checks. Au can speak with the maenak to see what kind of assistance she requires. [11:26 pm] STSF Seiben: ::To Leah;: OK. I'll start the engines. [11:26 pm] STSF_BluRox: Torek> Hann'yyo. I will find au maenak and we'll start getting them aboard. [11:26 pm] STSF Seiben: OKay. [11:27 pm] m_k_tksa: ::doing a form of triage to evaluate those around her:: [11:27 pm] STSF_BluRox: Torek> :: the older man makes his way back outside and walks towards where the injured and ill had been set aside. [11:28 pm] STSF_BluRox: Torek> :: stops for a siuren to authen some of the others and agreed to have certain teams to go make sure basic services such as power and water had na been sabotaged and to start getting people back to their homes [11:28 pm] STSF Seiben: ::powers up helm controls and starts up the engines:: [11:28 pm] NDak: @ +tV+ So far nothing concrete. They did na leave us much to work with, rhae the command center. We're still going through some of the material h'nah. [11:29 pm] STSF_BluRox: Torek> :: makes way over to the maenak from the Talon.:: [11:31 pm] Laehval tTemarr: Take us on a quick test flight to make sure nothing shakes out. [11:31 pm] STSF_BluRox: Torek> :: finds tKsa:: Maenak, again, I wish to express our thanks for the assistance au have rendered to our injured and ill. Au crewmates have indicated that we can assist au and start to get these people:: waves his arm towards those tKsa's team were helping:: We can get them aboard the transport and get them to the medical facility. We've also found a few of our medics which had been held in one of the other areas, and they will moin us. [11:32 pm] STSF Seiben: Aye aye.. [11:32 pm] Lerak trPexil: I'll watch the systems as we go. [11:33 pm] STSF Seiben: ::plots in a short course around the general facility, not too far but enough to get a feel of things:: Course is plotted. [11:33 pm] m_k_tksa: Hanny'yo. We've cataogized those who should be transported first. The needest cases. Etre T'hasi can point them out. There [11:33 pm] STSF_BluRox: @+NDAk+ t'A brought a few prisoners aboard if au would like to have some ...discourse with them, and see if they can give au any information that is useful. [11:36 pm] NDak: # +t'V+ Actually, ie. Ie I would. I will make my way to the Talon shortly. [11:36 pm] STSF_BluRox: @+NDAk+ Hann'yyo. t'Vatrix ta'khoi [11:39 pm] STSF Seiben: ::takes off and starts to pilot along the course:: [11:40 pm] STSF_BluRox: Torek> :: ushering those they were moving towards the transport, is surprised when it suddenly takes off. [11:41 pm] NDak: # :Heads for the TL to the side of the Stingers Oira:: [11:41 pm] STSF_BluRox: Torek> :: turns and walks back over towards t'Ksa:: I am unsure if there is trouble and we may have to get these people somewhere safe. Au helmsman said we were clear to load people, but the ship just suddenly left. Are au able to find out what is happening? [11:42 pm] m_k_tksa: ::confused, wondering what's going on:: This is the first i'm hearing about this. When did this happen? [11:42 pm] Laehval tTemarr: ACTION> The transport is old and rumbles and rattles, but the power levels look steady. Helm is sluggish, but flyable. [11:43 pm] STSF Seiben: Ugh, this thing is unwieldy. But it's still managable [11:43 pm] STSF_BluRox: Torek> :: turns and points at the contrail that the ship left as it had left and flown off [11:44 pm] m_k_tksa: +Talon+ Medical away team to Talon. [11:45 pm] STSF_BluRox: @Talon Ops> +Talon here+ How may we help au Daise Maenak? [11:46 pm] m_k_tksa: +Talon+ Can someone fhaen explain why the transport that we were to use to help move patients to a medical facility has left without said patients? [11:47 pm] STSF Seiben: ::continues flying:: This thing is shaky but not bad, I suppose [11:48 pm] Laehval tTemarr: Alright. It looks like it isn't going to fall out of the sky. Take us back down and let's get this thing loaded. [11:49 pm] STSF_BluRox: +Talon Ops+ Ie Daise Maenak. let us see who is aboard. Do au require any immediate transport to our medical facilities? [11:49 pm] STSF_BluRox: @ +Talon Ops+ :: scans and finds tTemarr, Koga and Pexil aboard:: [11:51 pm] STSF_BluRox: @ +Talon Ops+ +COM+ Enarrain tTemarr+ This is the Talon. The Daise Maenaks has inquired as to the transport she was to board injured aboard. Can au fhaen provide an update that we can relay to her, or if au could acknowledge that au will be contacting her. [11:52 pm] m_k_tksa: +Talon+ ::rubs her temples:: I just want to know what the ....::pauses long enough to remember not to curse:: I want to know what is going on. [11:52 pm] STSF_BluRox: @ t'Vatrix:: keys in codes to oira that NDak is clearned once he is ready to transport [11:54 pm] Laehval tTemarr: ::She rolled her eyes.:: First, that message didn't even make sense. We can't even make a test flight without someone wigging out? +Ksa+ t'Temarr to t'Ksa. [11:54 pm] STSF_BluRox: @ Talon Ops+ Daise Maenak+ I have na received a reply. [11:55 pm] STSF_BluRox: @ Talon Ops> :: picks up a transmission from the other ship and takes finger off control so as not to override the other message to the Daise Maenak [11:56 pm] Laehval tTemarr: Koga, contact Talon Ops and tell them to stuff it. We're busy and are in contact with the Daise'Maenak. [11:56 pm] m_k_tksa: +t'Temarr+ This is t'Ksa, go ahead. [11:57 pm] STSF Seiben: +Ops+. Yes, we've got the transport. We'l be there shortly. [11:57 pm] STSF_BluRox: (Koga had approved it, may have been while you were afk Laeh) [11:57 pm] STSF_BluRox: @Talon Ops> +Koga+ Acknowldged. [11:59 pm] STSF_BluRox: 2 MINUTE WARNING [12:00 am] Laehval tTemarr: (( Torek was there when Laeh told them to see if they could get it off the ground. Selective reading. )) [12:01 am] STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM ((just sick and missed one line)) [12:01 am] Laehval tTemarr: +Ksa+ We're on a test flight and are on the way back. The transport seems to be safe enough for long distance flying. [12:01 am] STSF Seiben: ::paused:: [12:03 am] STSF_BluRox: Ok, anyone have anything before we close down [12:04 am] STSF_BluRox: Ok, then, crew dismissed. Have a nice weekend [12:04 am] STSF Seiben: Goodnight! [12:05 am] m_k_tksa: Gnight guys
  4. USS Republic Mission Briefing 51802.05 - Season 26 The AT is getting close to being back together again, with Rue and Jax having went looking for the wayward Seiben and Jaimeson. As we ended last week, Rue sees them in the distance and approaches BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM STSF Seiben::: Stops and spots Rue in the distance:: Ahh good. There they are. Heather Jamieson: :: Sees someone further down the path :: STSF_BluRox: (Sorry, trying to remember, think Rue had already approached and Jax handed her the first aid kit) STSF Seiben::: holding up Heather for support:: Rue Wydown: ((Jax was messing with the left-over supplies to build a booster for communications)) Rue Wydown: Where in the devil are you people going? The shuttle was back that way? ::jerks her thumb in the general direction of their transport:: Heather Jamieson: :: Tries not to put weight on her ankle :: August Jax Robinson::: going over parts she has to work with, grumbling to herself:: STSF Seiben: Ah. It would've been better to head that way. Rue Wydown: It would have been better if you'd just stayed put if you couldn't regroup with the rest of us. Heather, sit down, let me see that ankle. Seiben, go help Jax. STSF_BluRox: (hmm, maybe!) STSF Seiben: Aye sir. STSF Seiben::: gently puts down Heather and heads over to Jax to help:: Heather Jamieson: We were trying to get better readings. :: sits :: STSF Seiben: Alright, what do you want me to help with? STSF Seiben::: helping Jax:: Rue Wydown: Seriously? You're injured, you have no idea where the rest of your AT is, you have no contact with your ship or your commanding officer and you guys go wandering off to get better reading? STSF_BluRox: Holly>:: spends about 0.00038 seconds wondering if she should send a 2nd torpedo with lunch, then realized the first torpedo was worth the cost due to the emergency equipment, but it would be difficult to explain why one was used to send 4 PB&J on toast sandwiches August Jax Robinson::: Smirks as Rue yells at someone besides her:: Heather Jamieson: (honestly, I was not sure of where things were in relation to others then I found us separated) STSF_BluRox: (cause it's always better when she'd not yelling at you?) STSF Seiben: (yes) STSF_BluRox: lol Rue Wydown::: scanning the ankle:: And did you guys bother to examine what was in the emergency equipment kit? ::opening up the first aid kit that happened to be in the emergency rations as well as the one from her own backpack:: Heather Jamieson: :: tries to move her ankle a bit :: STSF Seiben::: oh.. there was one in there. How bout that?:: Rue Wydown::: slaps (gently) Heather's uninjured knee:: Stop moving. :::starts digging in her kit:: I don't have a bone knitter, but there's a brace in here, a dermal regenerate and some pain relief meds. Could have had this last night if you lot had opened up the kit past the first drawer. Heather Jamieson: Sebien did not mention it. Have I broken it? Rue Wydown: Yeah, and good. ::activates the regenerator:: Now sit still. This is going to take a few moments. We can brace it and set it, but the rest will have to wait until we get back to the ship. At least you'll be able to move on your own...possibly. STSF_BluRox: Holly> :: scan's for the AT, and while able to pick up their location, communications are still down due to the interference (hopefully once the transmitter boosters are finished, they can reach each other) STSF Seiben::: otherwise could find a hover chair somewhere once they get back to the ship maybe:: STSF Seiben::: Still helps Jax with whatever it is she's working on:: STSF_BluRox: (silly seiben..they would have a bone knitter on the ship, she'd be up walking after a few hours) August Jax Robinson::: Sighs:: Heather Jamieson: Don't let me slow down the group. STSF Seiben: ((lol)) Rue Wydown: Too late. ::smirks, continuing to work on the ankle, calling back to the others:: How's it going back there? August Jax Robinson::: attaches a few wires to the main board:: STSF Seiben: Going good, sir. ::screwing in some bolts:: Heather Jamieson: :: Feels a strange twitching and tingling in her ankle :: Rue Wydown: Stop moving. You're not helping STSF Seiben: Almost done here. August Jax Robinson::: Wonders what Seiben is working on... because this thing is looking sad:: STSF Seiben::: wishes he had the technical skills of his cousin Hans:: Heather Jamieson: :: holds still while Rue works :: Rue Wydown: Okay,:: holding out the brace:: Let's try this. August Jax Robinson::: Holds wire over the fire to get it going;; STSF Seiben::: looks it over:: Heather Jamieson: :: nods :: Heather Jamieson: :: allows her to put the brace on :: Rue Wydown::: tightens the brace, then leans back and tests for feeling, warmth and color:: How does that feel? August Jax Robinson: has anyone heard from the Ship lately? STSF Seiben: No, we've not been able to raise them. STSF Seiben: Have you guys? August Jax Robinson: not since we finished watching Jaws 54 STSF Seiben: Ah yes.. that's a classic. Much better than Jaws 53.. but not as good as 46 August Jax Robinson: 54 is the best one Heather Jamieson: Not bad considering. Heather Jamieson: I'll be able to walk, just a bit slower STSF Seiben: A lot of people say that.. I liked it too, but 46 had a better feel to it, I think Heather Jamieson: Since you found us, what is the plan now? August Jax Robinson: you are sleeping outside in the cold tonight if we are still down here Rue Wydown::: sighs:: Let's see how Jax and Sieben are coming with the communications first. STSF Seiben: Just like last night? August Jax Robinson: yes, 46 is an insult to the Jaws franchise STSF Seiben::: Calibrating the sensors:: STSF Seiben: Ahh, you're in that camp, eh? I see. Rue Wydown: C'mon. Let's go join then. ::Standing up, pushing the equipment back into her kit:: Rue Wydown: ((2 minute warning)) Heather Jamieson: :: Stands as well :: Heather Jamieson: :: walks to the others :: Rue Wydown: ~~Pause Sim~~ August Jax Robinson: ::Smacks Seiban, then gets back to work:: Rue Wydown: ~~~Pause Sim~~~ August Jax Robinson: ::Paused:: STSF Seiben: lol STSF Seiben: ::Paused:: Rue Wydown: Nice one Jax August Jax Robinson: thank you Rue Wydown: Thanks guys August Jax Robinson: I had too Rue Wydown: I've gotta head off to bed. You did a great job August Jax Robinson: Same here. I am beat Heather Jamieson: Same here. See you all next week..or most of you Thursday..most. August Jax Robinson: nite nite Peeps STSF Seiben: Goodnight folks Rue Wydown: Night guys
  5. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51801.22 - SEASON 26 The away team had split up to cover more ground, with Heather and Seiben heading up into the mountains, while Jax and Rue had been monitoring from the shuttle. The ship was unable to go any further due to the interference that the colonists had reported. This also has been making communications difficult. After injuring an ankle, Heather and Sieben were stranded about halfway to their objective when it turned dark and left them without survival gear. Luckily the Republic had been monitoring and had sent a survival pack to them, and pancakes to Rue and Jax. Meanwhile, Holly had sent her preliminary findings to Rue, that she picked up readings similar to when they had previously ran into fragments from a collapsed neutron star. It's morning.........suns up... BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: (Oh, and Holly has made sure that the Admiral is resting per the medic's orders) Rue Wydown: ::has her pack ready to go:: We've got what, a good eleven hours of sunlight, right? Heather Jamieson: :: Gathering their supplies up :: STSF Seiben: ::putting away their bedding and stuff:: August Jax Robinson: if these Suns act like yesterdays Rue Wydown: Got your pack ready? STSF Seiben: How're you doing? Your ankle ok? Rue Wydown: ((It's broken, isn't it?)) August Jax Robinson: I do, I have supplies as well if we can't make it to town or back here before Suns set ACTION: As the two of them tumble together, a tree decides to help break their fall.....and evidently.... Heather's ankle) STSF_BluRox: (She rolled a 1 on her luck roll, last sim of 2017) STSF Seiben: You'd better stay off that ankle, or you'll make it worse Heather Jamieson: No, it's not.. :: sitting her butt on the ground :: August Jax Robinson: {{Carry her Hans!}} Rue Wydown: Let's get going then. How far up do you think they got yesterday afternoon? STSF Seiben: ::finishes putting everything away:: Let's try to get moving, I'll help carry you. Heather Jamieson: Thanks.. Help me get my pack on. August Jax Robinson: I think they are about a few miles North STSF Seiben: Sure ::Places the pack on Heather's back:: Can you strap it on? Rue Wydown: ::starts hiking, following the path that she thinks will take her to the life signs that Holly pinpointed.:: So Holly things that the readings are similar to a collapsed neutron star. What do you think about that? STSF_BluRox: @Holly> :: running computations through the computer and trying to match with the information that had been sent from the colonists and from the away team's earlier information from the dam:: STSF Seiben: Hopefully, the rest of them can catch up with us soon Heather Jamieson: I think so... :: giggles :: I think it's the altitude Rue Wydown: ((Just so you know, if you're lost in the woods, you really should stay in one location so that a search party can find you.)) August Jax Robinson: {{you watch to much TV Rue}} Rue Wydown: ((Heck no. If one of our campers had stayed put when she got lost, we wouldn't have had to sent a helicopter out looking for her)) Heather Jamieson: :: Gets out her tricorder, scans, points :: That direction. STSF_BluRox: (I vaguely remember how angry you were after that!!) Heather Jamieson: :: Waits for Seiben to help her up :: I hope I don't slow you down. STSF Seiben: It'll be better if we take it slow ::helps her up:: We should stay close by in case the team is nearby August Jax Robinson: ::opens Tric and looks for life or Comm signs:: Rue Wydown: ::sets up her combadge to send pings back to Republic, in addition to her tracking device:: Want to take bets on what we'll find up there? Heather Jamieson: :: Wraps her arm around Seiben :: I think I'd rather be all green than this climb right about now. STSF Seiben: It's not easy being green STSF Seiben: ::Slowly goes ahead carrying Heather:: Heather Jamieson: But the exercise was good. STSF_BluRox: @ Holly> :: tries to extrapolate back to any possible collapses, but not coming up with anything. Starts to cross reference other anomalous bodies that might have a clue Heather Jamieson: I'll keep tabs on our path. Rue Wydown: ::whistle while she hikes up, enjoying the adventure:: August Jax Robinson: ::Follows behind Rue:: I think Heather will be injured and Hans will wish he stayed on Earth STSF Seiben: Keep a look out for the away team too, eh? Rue Wydown: ::casts a glance back at Jax:: Do you know if they have any experience like this? STSF_BluRox: (Hans, did you leave all the equipment that they just sent you, to carry Heather up a mountain?) Heather Jamieson: Good news though, we may get there first, give a good report on our findings. August Jax Robinson: other then the lame academy survival "training" no STSF_BluRox: (personally I'd think it would be faster to go down.......Here...curl up in a ball..and push!) lol Heather Jamieson: I'm thankful we were able to keep warm.. STSF Seiben: Yes, I'm glad we didn't freeze STSF Seiben: (I packed most of it up) Rue Wydown: ::mutters some sort of curse word in a language that her UT can't translate, then cheerily continues on:: Well, let's hope they've kept their heads and stayed put. Most lost adventurers succumb to the elements before they succumb to the wildlife. Heather Jamieson: Could have been warmer. :: grins :: I hope if it came to that you'd not balk. :: hobbles along :: STSF Seiben: Between the two of us, we have most of the equipment and supplies Holly sent us Heather Jamieson: This is an odd planet. Parts of it reminds me of Caldos. August Jax Robinson: are the Comm's to the ship working, maybe they can give us a better idea of how much of a lead they have on us STSF Seiben: I don't think Ive been there STSF_BluRox: (ok, you can't be carrying all of that...and Heather, we have no bags of holding here) Heather Jamieson: It's a great deal like Earth's british isles. STSF Seiben: Yes.. Heather Jamieson: (it would be back in that tube I would gather ) Rue Wydown: We can try. Not sure if being this far from the shuttle will affect our ability to comm the ship but not a bad idea. You want to give it a try? Heather Jamieson: We still have a way to go. ACTION: Heather and Rue have made good time and have arrived at the location where our wayward team had slipped on the rockfall area, The scattered rocks showing impressions in the dirt and rocks that appears a body slide down into a tree at one point. STSF Seiben: I want to catch up with the rest of them August Jax Robinson: +Republic+ this is Jax, are you receiving our signal? Heather Jamieson: I'm too slow. The other team will catch up with us. STSF Seiben: +AT+ Hello? Rue Wydown: ::glancing around, brow raised:: Either someone attempted to go sledding with benefit of snow and sled, or I think we found some signs of our missing party. Rue Wydown: ::does the old fashion two fingers in the mouth whistle, trying to get some sort of response:: STSF_BluRox: @Holly> +Com+ Thi..zzstsx.. Repuzzsttz.... We zz difficulty piczz#[email protected]# signal the closer to###@ mount#@ platue...Boosters#$.. inzzsst....shuttle...buzz...zzz torpedo tube...Do zxx read us? STSF Seiben: Getting tired.. need to rest a bit here. Where are? ACTION: Jax and Rue hear mostly static from Holly on the Republic, but seem to be getting some other static from a nearby comm, that is not reading clearly Heather Jamieson: No, not yet. Rue Wydown: i see the remains of a campfire it looks like, up there. ::glances around, then whistles again:: STSF Seiben: (do we hear the whistle?) Heather Jamieson: :: perks up :: Did you hear that? STSF_BluRox: (since you asked...yes) August Jax Robinson: ::opens Tric, looking for Human's:: STSF Seiben: Yes, I did. ::whistles back:: I'm glad we didn't get too far Rue Wydown: C'mon. Looks like they went that way. ::starts hiking up:: August Jax Robinson: ::Follows:: I am not picking anything up yet Heather Jamieson: I think I tracked us backwards STSF Seiben: ::looks at his tricorder:: Not picking anything else.. Rue Wydown: I think it's the same interference that's affected our comms that affects the ability to scan further than what's in front of us. I see broken sticks and a few rocky slides from foot prints. STSF_BluRox: (2 minute warning) Rue Wydown: Look up ahead ::motions to the colors in the distance, then whistles a sequence:: STSF_BluRox: (avoids the temptation to have a flock of mocking jays answer back! lol) STSF Seiben: ::yells out:: Helloo? Heather Jamieson: :: Waves with her free hand :: August Jax Robinson: ::Stops at the supply Trop Heather Jamieson: Hey, if Jax is with them, don't let her hold me. Rue Wydown: Yeah, that's them. ::sighs, shakes her head and continues plodding towards two wayward crewmen:: STSF Seiben: OK August Jax Robinson: Commander Rue Wydown: Yeah Jax? August Jax Robinson: ::Pulls open the casing, unfolds the hatch door into a dish shape:: we can boost our comm's with this unit STSF_BluRox: (Woot Engineers! gotta love em) August Jax Robinson: ::pushes the latch and opens the rest of the casing:: Rue Wydown: Lovely. ::grins:: Heather Jamieson: Her and I don't get along... which is too bad. STSF Seiben: It is Heather Jamieson: I'm sure she has a sweet side...somewhere. August Jax Robinson: ::Hands Rue the first aide kit Rue Wydown: Thanks ::taking the kit:: Let me go see about the other two. We'll be right back. PAUSE SIM PAUSE SIM August Jax Robinson: ::opens connects... STSF Seiben: ::Paused:: STSF_BluRox: (Sorry, ran over a few to make up for the conversation with our visitor.) August Jax Robinson: ::paused::: Rue Wydown: ::paused:: STSF_BluRox: Nicely done and now back together STSF Seiben: Yay Heather Jamieson: Reunited and it feels adequate. Rue Wydown: Remedial survival training when we get back. STSF Seiben: Heather Jamieson: At least I was not trying to shoot someone with a sniper rifle. STSF_BluRox: Didn't they recently just finish that? Rue Wydown: They didn't pass STSF_BluRox: Ok, I've ran you over and you're all probably falling asleep. I'll see you on Thursday (Jax you should rejoin us) STSF_BluRox: Rue, let me know if you can't, thanks for the heads up Heather Jamieson: Bah, I've still not written that letter from Nalia.. Heather Jamieson: Night all August Jax Robinson: someone needs to remind me on Thursday Heather Jamieson: I'll try to Jax Heather Jamieson: Besties! Heather Jamieson: night Rue Wydown: I'll see you all later Rue Wydown: Night! STSF Seiben: Goodnight STSF_BluRox: Night all!
  6. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51801.15 - Season 26 Rue and Jax had wisely spent the night at the shuttle, warmth, holovids and wine, while our intrepid mountain campers, stuck about 3.5 miles away up on a mountain in the cold dark night without any of the appropriate supplies., received a care package from the ship containing camping and survival gear via a torpedo tube. Holly has also sent some interesting notes to Rue regarding the anomylous readings. STSF_BluRox: BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: BEGIN SIM August Jax Robinson: :::Snooring::: STSF Seiben: ::sleeps as well:: ACTION: As the sun has just started to color the horizon a brilliant orange, the Republic's care package for Rue and Jax land with a thud beside the shuttle. August Jax Robinson: ::Will snores louder then the Thud:: August Jax Robinson: ::Pulls blanket over her head, no kids to jump on her face for once:: Rue Wydown: ::glances from the movie to the snoring Jax before catching (and hearing) the sight of the package from Republic:: No, no, don't get up. I'll check it out. Really, it's okay. ::slinks to the exit:: STSF_BluRox: @ Holly> :: back on the ship in astrometrics, working to solve those readings she'd been investigating.... STSF Seiben: ::curled up in his space blanket:: Heather Jamieson: :: Bundled up in her blanket :: Rue Wydown: ::stretches once outside, glancing up the mountain and shakes her head:: I still don't understand why they made the decision to push ahead. ::frowns:: And I hate not being able to anything about it. STSF_BluRox: @ Holly> These readings, are similar to what we'd see with a collapsing star, but there have been none in this sectors since...... for some time ( STSF_BluRox: @ Holly> Inputs the readings again, and then pulls up a terrain overlay of the planet..... STSF Seiben: '::slept close to Heather to converse body heat:: Heather Jamieson: :: muffled :: Seiben, you asleep? STSF Seiben: Mm? Wha? Barely... Heather Jamieson: I'm still a bit cold... :: looks up at the stars :: Rue Wydown:;: approaches the crate and bends down to examine it for a place to open it:: Maybe it'll have some snacks for once. STSF Seiben: The sun is starting to rise, still early though. August Jax Robinson: :::Snores, mumbles:: go back to bed Heather Jamieson: Yeah... :: gets closer :: I couldn't dream..it bugged me . ACTION> Rue's package is emanating the sweet smell of warm pancakes Rue Wydown: Heehee, Breakfast. ::heads inside the shuttle:: STSF Seiben: Yeah, we really should've stayed at the shuttle. Heather Jamieson: I do not get along with Jax, so this is a bit better. STSF Seiben: Hmm. No regrets then? STSF_BluRox: (sorry, dc'd) Rue Wydown: ::sets the crate down:: Wakey wakey, we've got eggs and bac-ye Heather Jamieson: Only the cold... :: covers her face :: August Jax Robinson: huh? food Rue Wydown: Hungry? August Jax Robinson: Totally STSF Seiben: Hmm. I could start another fire Heather Jamieson: Do you have anyone, back home that is? :: yawns :: STSF_BluRox: (actually it’s pancakes and toast) STSF Seiben: I have lots of family around' STSF_BluRox: @Holly>+com+ Cmdr Wydown, I've been studying the information sent back from the dam and the information given us on the damn structures. I've also pulled up a terrain map of the planet.. I think I may have a partial explaination Heather Jamieson: Hmm :: shivers :: Perhaps you should start that fire you spoke of. August Jax Robinson: ::Sits up and grabs a pancake::: August Jax Robinson: ::talks with her mouth full:: we hear from the others? STSF Seiben: Yes, yes. ::gets up and gathers up some wood and kindling and lights it up:: We still have some leftovers from that care package if you're hungry. Rue Wydown: +Holly+ ::Settling back in her chair with a plate:: Don't keep me in suspense. What did you find out? Heather Jamieson: Sounds good.. STSF Seiben: We can warm them up in the fire.. Heather Jamieson: :: Looks out at the horizon, then down to where the others likely were :: Rue Wydown: And no, I haven't heard from the others yet. ::glances at Jax:: How's breakfast? STSF_BluRox: @ Holly> Concerned that there are possible fragments from a neutron star exploding, STSF Seiben: ::warms up some of the food and makes some hot water:: STSF Seiben: I hope there's at least some tea bags or coffee in here STSF_BluRox: @ :: starts to search further August Jax Robinson: could use more butter, but good Heather Jamieson: Coffee... STSF Seiben: ::Boils up some water:: STSF Seiben: I have some instant coffee cubes in my bag. August Jax Robinson: ::Grabs some OJ:: Where are awe heading to next? STSF_BluRox: (Sorry Seiben, we do not bag the the milk in space....) Heather Jamieson: I hope we can find out what's going on here... :: perks up :: You are a lifesaver STSF Seiben: No milk though STSF Seiben: (but it's so efficient) Rue Wydown: I think we'll be on a rescue mission first to retrieve the knuckleheads on that mountain. And then we'll continue our research as planned. August Jax Robinson: {{in school, was it still bagged or boxed?}} STSF Seiben: (it was in a carton.. bagged milk only comes in 3 - 1 litre bags)) Heather Jamieson: Let's share the blanket while we drink the coffee you have.... August Jax Robinson: {{smh::}} STSF Seiben: Hmm. OK ::Takes the food from the fire and pours some coffee into their canteen cups:: Heather Jamieson: (milk is pretty cheap here) STSF Seiben: (here too) August Jax Robinson: {{we are obsessed with milk LOL)) Heather Jamieson: I think what we are seeing is some natural event STSF Seiben: The sunrise? Yes, it naturally happens every day. Heather Jamieson: Ha ha Rue Wydown: After breakfast, let's get ready to move out. I'm going to replicate some climbing gear and a few other supplies to pack. STSF Seiben: ::sips the hot instant coffee:: August Jax Robinson: ::Sips her fresh coffee:: STSF Seiben: ::eating some leftover toast with butter:: Rue Wydown: How'd you sleep? August Jax Robinson: I have a thousand kids... I slept like a baby Rue Wydown: This is a vacation for you I see STSF Seiben: I'm glad that Holly sent that care package.. made the night somewhat more tolerable STSF Seiben: Sure beats sleeping on the forest floor, that's for sure. August Jax Robinson: ::Grabs some toast::: have they tried to comm us? Heather Jamieson: It sure did.. STSF Seiben: Was expecting a much worse night that day, so we owe Holly one Heather Jamieson: Did the shuttle attempt to communicate with us overnight? STSF Seiben: No. I didn't get anything, though the reception here is terrible. STSF Seiben: I wonder if they think we're dead Rue Wydown: No, Holly wasn't able to get us a connection on our end. I have no idea if they tried themselves. I thought I'd try this morning to see if sunup would make a difference. We at least know where they are. Heather Jamieson: Something in the area is messing with the radio bands. STSF Seiben: Want to try again? STSF Seiben: ::has his mouth full of toast, not in much position to talk:: Heather Jamieson: :: Nods, tapping her communications badge :: Heather Jamieson: +shuttle team+ This is Jamieson and Seiben to the shuttle team, do you read? Rue Wydown: ACTION> Nothing is heard on the shuttle team's end. STSF Seiben: ::finishes his toast and washes it down with his coffee:: +AT+ Seiben to shuttle do you read? STSF Seiben: Hmm, no answer Heather Jamieson: I'm not getting an acknowledgement STSF Seiben: Neither am I. Heather Jamieson: Should we head down or continue towards are mission? Rue Wydown: Let's get packing. I want to move out in twenty minutes ::downs her coffee:: Rue Wydown: ((On a broken ankle?)) Rue Wydown: ~~~Pause Sim~~~ Rue Wydown: ~~~Pause Sim~~~ STSF Seiben: ::Paused:: Rue Wydown: Nice job guys Heather Jamieson: Sadly I'm actually cold STSF Seiben: Need to turn up the heat August Jax Robinson: same Rue Wydown: Winter is Here August Jax Robinson: nooooooo
  7. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51801.08 - Season 26 Rue and Jax have wisely decided to spend the night at the shuttle, warmth, holovids and wine II bet, while our intrepid mountain campers, are stuck about 3.5 miles away up on a mountain in the cold dark night without any of the appropriate supplies. BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: +COM+ Commander Wydown, do you read? STSF Seiben: ::building a fire and a crude shelter our of branches and leaves he'd learnt in Academy:: STSF_BluRox: (Heather, you got talking about tea and I think they all went to make some) Rue Wydown: +Republic+ Right now, we're hoping that you've got a better reading on our missing crew members. ::checking the chrono:: Heather Jamieson: (just sounded good) STSF Seiben: How you doing Heather? It's gonna be a rough night, but at least we're out of the wind and rain... mostly. Heather Jamieson: We need more for the fire. STSF_BluRox: Holly> +COM+ Commander, this is Holly. We were checking on crew readings and noted that your party has become separated. We've also noticed that 2 of your party are showing signs of physical stress, most likely due to the elements. We are still unable to beam anyone up due to the interference Heather Jamieson: Cold, but fine for now. STSF_BluRox: Holly> +Com+ IDid you want us to send down more people, or an emergency supply package? STSF Seiben: I'll go get more branches and sticks. Heather Jamieson: :: Moves closer to the fire :: STSF Seiben: ::carefully heads into the woods to grab some more fallen sticks and branches for kindling. Pokes the area with a stick incase of any snakes or other bitey things on the ground. August Jax Robinson: ::Snores, fallen asleep during the movie:: ACTION> The collected wood, a bit damp due to the nights dampness, make for a bit of a smokey fire, blowing right into Heather's face (because any camper will tell you no matter what side you sit on, smoke is evil and will look for your face) Heather Jamieson: :: spits :: Blah! STSF Seiben: (that's true) Heather Jamieson: :: Moves around :: @Holly> +com+ Commander, did we lose you? Do you wish us to send them more crew, or any supply packets? STSF Seiben: ::collects a decent amount of wood and brings it back to the shelter:: Rue Wydown: +Holly+ It's too dark for us go out and try to find them. If you're able to send them an emergency kit, we'll set out in the morning. August Jax Robinson: {{it is true about the wet wood to lol}} Heather Jamieson: :: Looks up at the sky :: @Holly> +Aye Commander, we'll send them something to get them through the night @Holly> Burke....you have the bridge, I want to go see to the emergency kit myself STSF Seiben: ::takes out some flavourless protein bars and gives one to Heather:: Here we go.. not exactly gourmet, but at least it's something. Rue Wydown: ::scratches her head:: So I wonder what made those two decide to keep going last night. STSF Seiben: ::sighs:: Some first away mission this is for me. Heather Jamieson: Protein... :: bites into it :: August Jax Robinson: ::Keeps her eyes closed::: maybe they are lost Heather Jamieson: Why do you say that? STSF_BluRox: (Seiben went to get wood, so got a bonus vs smoke in face) Heather Jamieson: :: Hugs herself to keep warm :: STSF Seiben: This is the first away mission I've been on. Not only for the Republic.. I've always been on the bridge and never on an away team. STSF Seiben: (yay!)] Heather Jamieson: I'm a stellar cartographer, imagine how I feel. August Jax Robinson: {{yeah, he's dead... or turned into a turtle}} STSF Seiben: ::nods:: I fly ships Rue Wydown: They may wish they stayed lost when we find them. @ Holly> :: Satisfied with the package, shuts the casing and motions for the crewman to load the package and prepare for launch @Holly> +Burke+ You may launch the emergency package.... :: grins:: Rue Wydown: Want more popcorn? Or are you content to listen to Jaws 41 with your eyes closed? August Jax Robinson: I'm good, this is the best one of all the Jaws ACTION: As Sieben and Heather lay on the cold ground, what appears to be a shooting star begins to grow larger....... Heather Jamieson: We are closer to what we are... look at that. :: Points :: STSF Seiben: ::looks up:: What's that? August Jax Robinson: {{it's God Heather}} Heather Jamieson: (Not Jax upon reentry?) ACTION> The object appears to be getting closer...quickly Heather Jamieson: That's heading towards us. STSF Seiben: ooh @Holly> (Holly smiled thinking that yes, a torpedo 'was' the fastest way to get a payload to them....wait....she did tell that engineer to take out the explosive......right?) Heather Jamieson: :: Runs over to Seiben and forces him to the ground :: Hit the....dirt! STSF Seiben: Oof! Rue Wydown: I agree, this is the best one. August Jax Robinson: ::Points:: make a wish, shooting star ACTION> The object a bright glowing streak whooshes over the camp and inpacts into the ground just beyond where they had build the fire.....but the heat may have given both of our campers a little bit of a sunburn on the way past... STSF Seiben: I wish... we'll survive the night ACTION> It hits with a heavy impact and buries it's front end into the soft loam of the forest floor about 15 feet from them.... Rue Wydown: Either that, or that's the care package that Republic sent to the kids. STSF Seiben: It crashed nearby. I'll go see what that is... that was too close for comfort August Jax Robinson: isn't that cheating on their part STSF Seiben: ::heads towards the crashed object:: Rue Wydown: The fact that they need a care package is cheating? ACTION> Sieben see's that it is indeed a torpedo casing from the USS Republic August Jax Robinson: we all took Survival 101 STSF Seiben: Ooh. ::looks for a button to open the package:: Rue Wydown: We took it, doesn't mean we survived it ::grins:: Heather Jamieson: A gift from the ship. ACTION> A SMALL HATCH SPRINGS FORWARD REVEALING SEVERAL SMALL PACKAGES THAT WILL ALL NEED TO BE OPENED Heather Jamieson: Let's pull them all out first. Heather Jamieson: :: Reaches in and gets them out, handing them to Seiben :: STSF Seiben: ::takes the packages:: Heather Jamieson: Open the longer one. ACTION: Seiben opens a package with an inflatable thermal sleeping mat STSF Seiben: Hmm. Yay we won't freeze to death Heather Jamieson: Is there another? STSF_BluRox: (it's a single) Heather Jamieson: Only one... hmm STSF_BluRox: (in that package) August Jax Robinson: ::turns the heat up and grabs a blanket:: Rue Wydown: ::munches on some chips:: Did you join the one match club during survival training? STSF Seiben: ::opens another larger package:: STSF_BluRox: (lol, rub it in Jax) ACTION: Seiben opens a loaf of toasty French Bread August Jax Robinson: 'of course, I am a Jax, we win STSF Seiben: We know who it's from STSF_BluRox: (there are still several more) Heather Jamieson: Bread? Huh./ STSF Seiben: ::continues opening packages:: Wish we had some butter too Heather Jamieson: :: Heather opens a square package :: We may have to sleep...close. Since there is only one bed. STSF Seiben: There might be another one in there August Jax Robinson: I wonder how long nights are here.?. it could be days or hours ACTION: They open a few packages of buttered toast, cinnamon toast and even one French toast and a package with a Mylar thermal blanket Heather Jamieson: More breads Heather Jamieson: Oh look. a blanket. STSF_BluRox: (there are still a few more packages stuffed down in the torpedo) STSF Seiben: And anther blanket Rue Wydown: Oh, good question. ::opens up the Star Fleet version of Google to find out:: Heather Jamieson: :: bends down and reaches in the tube... :: STSF Seiben: ::digs down further into the torpedo tube:: STSF_BluRox: Seiben finds another thermal mat and blanket, a package containing Survival 101..with several pages bookmarked and a pair of waterproof matches.... Heather Jamieson: :: opens another :: We may need to share. Does that bother you? Against some custom or something? STSF_BluRox: and a box of cinnamon toast crunch STSF Seiben: (yay! I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch!) STSF_BluRox: Holly does love her toast August Jax Robinson: ::Smiles::: Play it again Heather Jamieson: :: Looks at the box :: How old is that box? STSF Seiben: I don't mind.. STSF_BluRox: (they have 2 mats, 2 blankets and Heather still wants to share......shame on you....) Rue Wydown: Looks like 9 hours. Not much different than Earth. ::Frowns:: That's a shame, I was hoping for something more dramatic. STSF Seiben: (lol) Rue Wydown: You go it. August Jax Robinson: {{She goes for everyone!!}} Heather Jamieson: Aww. two mats. Well, your loss. You seem like a nice guy. :: smiles as she shivers :: STSF_BluRox: (Next time Holly will let you starve since you complained about her toast). Heather Jamieson: :: eats a single Cinn Toast Crunch :: Hmm.. lots of sugar. STSF Seiben: I don't mind toast.. beats protein bars. Hey.. we just met. ::smile:: STSF_BluRox: A smaller torpedo is scheduled to land near the shuttle in the morning, carrying a container of warm pancakes and maple syrup STSF Seiben: ::brings the stuff back to their shelter and sets up the mats and blankets and toasts:: STSF Seiben: (yay!) STSF_BluRox: (no no...pancakes are for Rue and Jax) August Jax Robinson: HA STSF Seiben: '(lol) STSF_BluRox: @Holly> +COM+ Commander Wydown, we've sent an overnight survival package and the sensor shows they've received it. They should be fine for the night STSF Seiben: ::eats a piece of buttered toast:: Hmm, Italian bread? Rue Wydown: +Holly+ Thanks Holly. Remind me to requisition some brain cells for the next away team. @Holly> +COM+ When you and the others return to the ship, I've studied some of the readings that you sent back, they make little sense, but may have a bearing on what is occurring there STSF_BluRox: +Rue+ Aye sir, pleasant dreams. I have a delivery scheduled for you as well in the morning. Sleep well. Republic out Heather Jamieson: We don't know how cold it will get. We should consider body heat. :: wraps a blanket around her and looks up at the stars :: August Jax Robinson: ::Giggles, pulls blanket over her head:: STSF Seiben: It shouldn't be so bad now. Yes, we should stick close together to stay warm... I remember that much from survival training. Rue Wydown: I hope that our delivery isn't something scary. ::snuggles into her blanket:: August Jax Robinson: ::Quotes the movie::: "This is our biggest boat?! ACTION: The mylar blankets retain the body heat very well when used correctly will keep them adequately warm. Heather Jamieson: :: Points to the sky :: There's that binary pair we passed the other day. Heather Jamieson: :: Moves their items back to the fire they had and set up camp :: STSF Seiben: Ah yes, that's right. STSF Seiben: ::adds a bit more wood to the fire:: ACTION> The rest of the night passes uneventfully, and the shuttle receives it's morning care package as the day starts...... STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF Seiben: ::Paused:: STSF_BluRox: Ok, campers, feel free to expand upon your nights in the logs if so motivated Heather Jamieson: We should do that, what say you Seiben? STSF_BluRox: Any questions or comments for tonight? STSF Seiben: Sure why not? Rue Wydown: Nothing from me STSF_BluRox: Rue, do you or Jax have anything to add with regards to camping? STSF_BluRox: Okies then. Well, everyone have a great week and we'll see you back next week! STSF_BluRox: Crew Dismissed!!
  8. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51712.11 - SEASON 26 The crew wants to look more into the strange readings that they had been picking up as well as those that the workers at the dame had informed them about, that had been picked up in the mountainous region above the dam. The team is now setting out to go investigate BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM Rue Wydown: ::is hoping that they can land the shuttle successfully...aka not hit a tree or something:: Heather Jamieson: :: Going over in her mind what the issue could be :: August Jax Robinson: ::Looks over the report on the area:: STSF Seiben: ::follows along:: Rue Wydown: ((Follows along? Weren't you driving the shuttle, Seiben?)) Heather Jamieson: :: Glances at August :: STSF Seiben: ::yes yes... driving shuttle:: STSF_BluRox: (Seiben, you into the fridge again tonight? Or fermented cheese sauce on your poutine?) Rue Wydown: Anything on sensors, Heather? STSF Seiben: (maybe ) Heather Jamieson: Some EM readings similar to the dam, but more faint ACTION: As they move up towards the region they had been told had caused trouble with electronics adn such.....the readings get stronger STSF_BluRox: (oops! check again Heather...lol) ACTION: The ship's navigation system is starting to act up and sensor readings are becoming erratic STSF Seiben: \What’s with all this interference? Heather Jamieson: Readings similar to those around the dam, but more intense. STSF_BluRox: (if you've received PM's from me the past few weeks, perhaps a quick review of what I sent! lol) Rue Wydown: Seiben, find a place to land if you could. STSF Seiben: Aye sir. Checking for landing spot STSF Seiben: ::does so;: ACTION: As the ship's navigation and stabilizers are going haywire, this is becoming a more urgent idea Heather Jamieson: The signal is too strong for accurate readings STSF Seiben: ::struggles to compensate for the interference but manages to land the shuttle:: OK. We landed STSF_BluRox: (so anti-dramatic) August Jax Robinson: did hit any birds did you? STSF Seiben: Not this time. STSF Seiben: ::powering down engines and opens the exit hatch:: STSF_BluRox: @Republic +com+ Commander Wydown. We are noting that your shuttle was having difficulty and have landed in a mountainous region away from the population centers or dam. We were having trouble picking you up. Is everyone ok? Heather Jamieson: I have to place some filters on the incoming signals. Rue Wydown: +Republic+ We're just fine. Just a bit of an issue with the navigational controls. We'll get up and going again shortly. Rue Wydown: Jax, can you see if you can work on the shuttle's issues? Seiben and Jamieson, I want you to take readings over to the north. Be back here in twenty minutes. I'm going to take the southern route with Ens Kenny STSF Seiben: Aye aye STSF_BluRox: @ Republic +com+ Just be advised, We cannot confidently get a transporter lock at your current location, so keep us informed. STSF_BluRox: (oh oh) STSF Seiben: (oooh) Rue Wydown: ((Guys, Blus going to walk you through the rest of the sim. I'm sorry, but I really need to duck out)) STSF_BluRox: (feel better Rue, be well) August Jax Robinson: wonderful Heather Jamieson: Ready Seiben? STSF Seiben: Yep, ready when you are STSF Seiben: (night Rue)) STSF Seiben: ::begins his scans northward:: Heather Jamieson: :: Walks north :: I think I can feel the electricity in the air... ACTION: Tricorders are experiencing some interference STSF Seiben: Sure can ::now he follows along:: It's weird isn't it? Heather Jamieson: I can't be sure any of these readings are accurate.. August Jax Robinson: no, it makes me think someone is jamming us... August Jax Robinson: but Will has made me neurotic STSF Seiben: With all this interference, one can't be so sure Heather Jamieson: :: quickens her pace :: ACTION: The team has about a 7-mile hike over increasingly mountainous terrain (hope you didn't wear your heels) August Jax Robinson: we are in the middle of nowhere! we couldn't get closer? STSF Seiben: Sadly no. We were losing altitude pretty quickly. STSF_BluRox: (Luckily for Jax, Rue ordered her to stay and work on the shuttle's nav system -- scroll up!) STSF_BluRox: (however, she is welcome to hike as well!) August Jax Robinson: ::talking to herself, grabs a spanner:: August Jax Robinson: ::Mumbles:: we don't need pilots... none of them know what they are doing Heather Jamieson: :: huffs :: Hard to localize the signal with this interference. STSF Seiben: ::keeps going on,, thought Heather said something but continues but nope..:: Oh well. Heather Jamieson: :: Stops and turns to scan another direction :: Heather Jamieson: I bet there is something in all this mess. I thiink we need to walk further. ACTION: As they had spent the majority of the day at the dam before heading up towards the mountains, it is obviously a short while to sunset. The team must decide to head back to the shuttle and start fresh in the morning, or push on in the dark, in a rocky mountainous hike. STSF Seiben: It'll get dark soon. Think we can go on ahead still?? STSF Seiben: All right. I've got my flashlight. If you want to press on. Heather Jamieson: Let's... STSF Seiben: Okay STSF_BluRox: Let's? STSF Seiben: Let's?.. Go or Head back to the shuttle? Heather Jamieson: Is there a reason to head back to the shuttle? STSF_BluRox: (waiting to pause) STSF Seiben: Getting pretty late, but I'm sure we still have time. PAUSE SIM PAUSE SIM PAUSE SIM Heather Jamieson: I'd like to get to the bottom of this.. Heather Jamieson: :: paused :: STSF Seiben: ::Paiused:: August Jax Robinson: ::paused:: STSF_BluRox: (things I've noted tonight...ya'll have never camped or hiked in the mountains) August Jax Robinson: nope August Jax Robinson: I am on an Island STSF_BluRox: Hush you, you know about camping STSF Seiben: I'm a city boy. STSF_BluRox: Let's just say, there will be a substantial negative roll versus .....oh say....surviving STSF_BluRox: lol August Jax Robinson: I must be off August Jax Robinson: nite nite peeps STSF_BluRox: ok all, see you next week, have a great week and talk with you soon! Think of the clues you've been given. STSF_BluRox: have a great week. Crew Dismissed
  9. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51712.04 - SEASON 26 The Away Team has been down investigating the strange happenings and readings that have been picked up at the dam location down on the planet and working Dalon Nvechkionarshiv (Dalon for short). The team is debating if they need to look for more clues to the shimmering lights and strange tricorder readings. BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM ACTION:: Dalon's assistant has pulled out a map, and has marked the locations around the dam, and up approximately in the mountainous region where the strange shimmer and anomalous readings have been taken place. Rue Wydown: Looks like we're going for a hike. Grab your gear kids. August Jax Robinson: ::scans the map with the ones their scanners to and overlaps them to see if anything stands out to her:: STSF_BluRox: Dalon> You have to be really careful if you go up there. Too close to this area shaded in red, and whatever vehicle you have taken will cease to work. The propulsion units will seize up and actually bend shap. So, we knew there was something bad about working up there, hence, we moved our operation down here Heather Jamieson: When can we get to that location of the 'apparitions'? August Jax Robinson: Apparitions? STSF_BluRox: You can go anytime you like, though, we don;'t always see them. However, the shimmering seems to show up more so when any type of machinery or technology is interactive Heather Jamieson: :: Looks at Jax :: Just what they are calling them. Pretty sure they are not ghosts. August Jax Robinson: you sure sweetie? August Jax Robinson: *sweet0pea Heather Jamieson: I am not your sweetie. August Jax Robinson: *Sweet-Pea August Jax Robinson: {{to much Riverdale LOL}} Heather Jamieson: :: Makes note of the shimmering showing up in the presence of technology in operation Heather Jamieson: :: Wonders what mood her old friend August was in :: Rue Wydown: There's just a bunch of red flags all over here, isn't there? STSF Seiben: ::follows people around:; Heather Jamieson: :: Looks out and scans in the directions they were indicating. Nods at Wydown :: Rue Wydown: Let's leg it then. I want to see more of the area. Heather Jamieson: Lets STSF Seiben: Yes Heather Jamieson: :: Moves to Seiben :: Watch our six. :: smiles :: August Jax Robinson: ::Looks at the Local Dude:: do you have any alternative transport? August Jax Robinson: Horse, Mule.. wagons STSF_BluRox: ((omg, were you guys even born yet when the Archies comics first came out?) lol STSF Seiben: (was not born in 1941 ) STSF_BluRox: (lol) August Jax Robinson: {{ the CW has a show "Riverdale" it's pretty good! to my dismay}} STSF_BluRox: (howbaout the cartoon 1968?lol) STSF_BluRox: Dalon> Well, you can take a craft or even your craft safely up to the ridgeline, but past that, I'm not sure you want to be chancing that fancy shuttl e of yours STSF Seiben: (I remember that cartoon., and Josie and the Pussycats) Rue Wydown: Jax, let's go. ::all ready leading the others away, wondering what's taking her so long:: Heather Jamieson: The ridgeline will be good. :: continues to scan :: Rue Wydown: ::once they are out of earshot of Dalon:: Okay folks, I seriously need to know what your theories are. What's going on here? You've seen the readings. Heather Jamieson: If what they see is due to technology that will make this much easier to find. Rue Wydown: How so? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> :: rolls his eyes at the Away Team and their meaningless, less than helpful questions:: Hey!! :: turns to his work crew:: Stop standing around staring at the strangers. Their not the apparitions, and those turbines are not going to fix themselves. Get to work! Heather Jamieson: If we can trigger these things we can scan to determine their cause. Rue Wydown: And how do you suggest we do that? August Jax Robinson: lets get walking STSF Seiben: OK Rue Wydown: They said we could take the shuttle as far as the ridgeline. ::sighs:: That make this go faster. Heather, I want plans on how you mean to trigger the 'things' before we're airborne. Seiben, make sure you don't stray too far STSF Seiben: Yes sir... August Jax Robinson: to bad they don't have any live stock to get us moving fast once we hit that point Rue Wydown: Jax, now that you've seen the machinery, what are your thoughts...besides horses and mules. August Jax Robinson: ::Looks up, shielding her eyes from the sun:: could be another Race, sparking some kinda distortion to keep people away August Jax Robinson: or the Boogie Man STSF_BluRox: @+COM+ Commander Wydown. This is Holly sending an update to the scans we had taken earlier. We confirm that there are readings similar to some spacial anomaly's we've seen in our travels, but not sure why we're seeing these coming from the planet Heather Jamieson: (sorry) Rue Wydown: +Republic+ Thanks. Can you scan the report to Heather's tricroder, please? Heather Jamieson: :: Eagerly looking at the new readings coming in :: STSF_BluRox: @ +COM+ Will do. We are working on our analysis now, but it's similar to something we've seen with collapsing stars. We will continue to scan from orbit Rue Wydown: ::enters the shuttle:: Let's head up the mountain to see what we can see. Heather, how are we going to trigger these things ::snaps her belt in place:: August Jax Robinson: ::enter the shuttle STSF Seiben: ::hops into the shuttle;: Rue Wydown: I don't think the Boogie man is the option. But I like your thinking on the rest, Jax. Heather Jamieson: :: enters :: STSF Seiben: ::Gets the shuttle ready for launch:: ACTION: The Republic sends down data to Heather's tricorder noting the areas of the greatest indication of the anomalous readings. 1) The center of the lake near the base of the dam, and up in the mountains near the central plateau along the river that flows down to the lake below Heather Jamieson: We have two locations to consider, the lake and mountains. Rue Wydown: Well, what do you think we should try first? August Jax Robinson: we can go together, or split up, and when I say split up - I mean I am not with Heather Heather Jamieson: Jax, we were getting so close. Rue Wydown: What's wrong with her? Cooties? Heather Jamieson: I've had my shots. Heather Jamieson: :: Looks concerningly at the data :: August Jax Robinson: She has the Hots for my Husband August Jax Robinson: So.... Space Rue Wydown: Why do you think we should split up? August Jax Robinson: Although if she wants to baby sit his kids I have no objections August Jax Robinson: 2 spots with the same freak on... PAUSE SIM PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox STSF Seiben: ::Paused:; STSF_BluRox: Ok, remember to look at the data that Holly sent, it will be helpful Rue Wydown: Thanks guys STSF_BluRox: Think back to your high school or college physics and astronomy too! Yea space! Heather Jamieson: I'm thinking Jax may not like Heather... STSF_BluRox: You think!? STSF Seiben: Ya space STSF Seiben: lol STSF_BluRox: Wait, are you just now figuring that out!? Rue Wydown: I've gotta go guys. I'll see you next week STSF Seiben: Goodnight Rue Wydown: Gnight all August Jax Robinson: I only like Will STSF_BluRox: Night all, Crew Dismissed
  10. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51711.27 - SEASON 26 STSF_BluRox: The Away Team has traveled down to the planet, and are currently speaking with Dalon Nvechkionarshiv (Dalon for short), discussing issues that have occurred at the hydroelectric dam that caused it to be shut down again. The team has been touring the dam and are discussing potential reasons for the damage to the turbines, the shimmering lights and strange tricorder readings. BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: Dalon> What anomaly? :: Looking around confused at the group staring at their tricorders:: August Jax Robinson: ::Scans to see what kinda metal the dam is made of Heather Jamieson: :: Trying to make sense of the readings she is seeing :: Rue Wydown: The one that's shown up on our tricorders. I want to know what this is. STSF Seiben: ::doing the same as Heather:: Rue Wydown: ::looking at the turbines:: Could they be the cause of some of this? Heather Jamieson: May take some time to analyze the signatures and patterns. Rue Wydown: How much time? August Jax Robinson: (w) check the water... maybe there has been a change in the fluids thickness? STSF Seiben: I agree Heather Jamieson: From different angles...well, with Ben's help here perhaps a quarter of an hour. Rue Wydown: Get on it. Now. STSF_BluRox: Dalon> :: motions for his workers to get back to work straightening out the turbine blades....yet again:: STSF Seiben: (w) Who's Ben? Heather Jamieson: You.. STSF Seiben: Oh Rue Wydown: ::facepalm:: STSF_BluRox: (ha!) Heather Jamieson: :: to Seiben :: Let us first link our tricorders. STSF Seiben: Yes, let's Rue Wydown: Jax, what's this about the water? STSF_BluRox: (no matter what she says on her tricorder, we do not have a lake of pink jello) Heather Jamieson: :: Enters each other's code :: Rue Wydown: ((That's because orange jello is the best)) STSF Seiben: ::enters his code and stuff:: Heather Jamieson: Now our scans will sync and the processing as well. STSF Seiben: Great August Jax Robinson: ::Shrugs at Rue:: I am just guessing. August Jax Robinson: I figured we should check everything Rue Wydown: What about these other accidents they're reporting? Could they have been caused by this anomoly? Heather Jamieson: :: Resumes her scanning :: August Jax Robinson: I am an engineer, I am thinking about the dam August Jax Robinson: (VQW) also, there is a strange smell STSF_BluRox: Dalon> I'm not certain, but the Gaitians keep going on and accusing us of shutting down the large stasis field they put up at the food storage location. Personally, I think it's a ruse, to cover for their messing with the dam, to look like they are victims too Rue Wydown: ...or the water going through the dam? ::tease:: August Jax Robinson: ::Sniffs the air again:: STSF Seiben: ::scans as well:: Rue Wydown: Perhaps you should check it out then, Jax? ACTION:: Dalon's assistant brings the team a recent scan of the dam, lake and nearby mountain region. While their equipment is not as refined as the Republics, it still is able to show that there is some sort of megnetic disruption, almost like one would find with a spacial anomaly we've seen in space before, but not accurate enough to determine what. August Jax Robinson: I will go look, but I am still an engineer August Jax Robinson: ::opens Tric, walks towards the smell::: Rue Wydown: ::checks her chrono:: Well, Jamieson, Seiben? Heather Jamieson: :: Looks to Seiben :: Are you getting this? STSF Seiben: Yeah, I'm getting it too. I was just about to ask/ August Jax Robinson: ::walks around aimlessly:: Rue Wydown: Getting what? You two planning to keep the secret? Or are you going to fill the rest of us in? August Jax Robinson: ::Taps tric, trying to find the source:: Heather Jamieson: It's strong for something terrestrial. STSF Seiben: hm Heather Jamieson: The disruption is a strong magnetic force. Heather Jamieson: It could be interacting with any ferrous based alloys Rue Wydown: So what is A> the cause and B> how do we mitigate it? Heather Jamieson: We have to pinpoint the cause. Rue Wydown: And? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> That would be helpful. ::turns to assistant:: Bring us the detailed maps of the area before we blasted, both here iand in the mountain Rue Wydown: ((Guys, the action statements have several hints going on.)) STSF_BluRox: Dalon> We originally were going to settle at the higher elevation. The weather was better up there, and more buildable lands, even with the hills and mountains. Heather Jamieson: We need to get closer to the source and hope it does not overpower our tricorders. Follow me Seiben.. STSF Seiben: All right, sure thing. STSF_BluRox: Dalon> But there was too much of a disruptive field, it kept disrupting our power sources and the number of ground shifts were increasing, so we settled on this location. And now we get some of the same here... STSF Seiben: Ahh, that's too bad Heather Jamieson: :: Stops :: How long have this disturbances occur? Rue Wydown: Jax ::calling out to her:: How are your scans going? August Jax Robinson: ::looks up:: OK, trying to find the source of this magnetic field Heather Jamieson: Dalon, do you have a record of the location with the most disruption? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> We've already given you the locations that were reported both in the mountain, and the strange reading now here Heather Jamieson: :: Pulls up her data :: I think we need to go there. STSF Seiben: ::looks:: Not too far off. STSF_BluRox: (bingo) STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF Seiben: ::paused:: Heather Jamieson: :: paused :: STSF_BluRox: Ok guys, going to end it here for tonight, I really am feeling bad and want to get back to bed. Next week, head up to the mountains to look at the original blasting sites STSF_BluRox: Have a nice week everyone, stay well. STSF_BluRox: Crew Dismissed and good night all
  11. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51711.20 - SEASON 26 STSF_BluRox: The Away Team has traveled down to the planet, and are currently speaking with Dalon Nvechkionarshiv (Dalon for short), discussing issues that have occurred at the hydroelectric dam that caused it to be shut down again. The team has just asked for a tour. BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: Dalon> Be sure to use the handrails as we descend. Watch your step, it is often damp on the stairways and hand railings. Rue Wydown: ::glances at the others before following Dalon down:: How many work on the planet? STSF Seiben: ::nods and follows the group, gripping the handrail as he goes down the stairs:: Heather Jamieson: :: Scanning the area, awaiting the tour of the facility :: August Jax Robinson: :::hangs in the back of the group:: Heather Jamieson: :: Holds to the handrails :: Heather Jamieson: :: Feels Jax behind her :: STSF_BluRox: Dalon> : thinking about it:: Well....if I had to guess...I'd say we've each picked up a few more over the years, when supplies had been left. I'd have to guess that we both have about 250 people, give or take a few STSF Seiben: Hmm STSF_BluRox: Dalon> The original agreement was 150 from each faction, but in time, as more hands were needed, that has been increased, but the administrators handle that. We've had a few families started...but with the issues that have been going on, several recently left during the annual supply run Rue Wydown: And with plant here? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> Under the agreement, both sides split aspects of the work, and each share in taking care of the major projects. We handle the power, they handle the food processing. Without power, their food would spoil, and without giving us food, they get no power.. But.... STSF_BluRox: I'd say we have about 75 that work the dam Heather Jamieson: :: Scanning the railing and walls :: August Jax Robinson: ::Looks around the area:: Rue Wydown: About 30% then? Heather Jamieson: :: Scanning the dam for problems :: ACTION:: As they get near the bottom of the facility, there are quite a few teams working on some sort of metal constructs and apparently hammering or welding items back into place. STSF_BluRox: Dalon> I don't make the assignments here, that's the admins, but as we've been having issues here of late, I need a full team to get this back up and running to keep our part of the deal...that or our food gets held by the Gaitians.... Heather Jamieson: :: Heather looks rather concerned, concentrating her tricorder on the constructs :: August Jax Robinson: ::takes a closer look at the team working:: Rue Wydown: What do you mean by food gets held? STSF Seiben: ::watches the construction team as well:: ACTION: Heather, like Seiben earlier, pick up and extremely strong power signature radiating throughout the structure Heather Jamieson: :: Tunes her tric... :: Dalon? I have a question. STSF_BluRox: Dalon> What is it? August Jax Robinson: ::talks to the welder suggesting a better angle on his ark:: Heather Jamieson: I am getting strong power readings all over this structure, farm more than I would expect for a dam of this type. Why is that? Heather Jamieson: (far rather) STSF Seiben: ::rubs his chin in contemplation:: STSF_BluRox: Dalon> That, is what we were hoping you could tell us. It started not too long after we activated the first turbines a few months back. As you see, this is a rather new structure, it took us years to build. However, once we got it active, we started to pick up those strange readings, and then the shimmering ....spirits...whatever they are, started to show up Heather Jamieson: :: Tries to triangulate the strongest reading :: Heather Jamieson: We need to see those 'spirits' you speak of. STSF_BluRox: Dalon> but then too, accidents and failures began to occur. Come look..... :: points to the workers dealing with the disassembled turbines STSF_BluRox: Dalon> I hope they don't come back. Every time we see them, something fails. We've not seen them since we had to take the turbines offline. ACTION: Dalon walks them over and nods for the workmen to take a break while he shows the Federation team. Rue Wydown: (m)If these are multi-universal 'ghost' cybermen, I'm going to have a hard time deciding on whether or not I should fangirl or run for my life. STSF_BluRox: Dalon> Typical, normal turbine.....at least it was when we installed and started it up. But as you see, the blades, are all bent and twisted....again. I am having my teams correct them, so that we can get the power up and running again. Heather Jamieson: :: Stoops down and scans :: Heather Jamieson: Was this twisted from heat? August Jax Robinson: ::runs her hand along the blade, and then on the next one:: STSF Seiben: That must be some heat. This is some pretty industrial grade metal in these blades ::runs his hand on one of the bent blades:: Rue Wydown: ::nudges Seiben:: You're awfully quiet. What's the problem? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> :: sighs:: No....but we have no explanation either. Each time, we get the power up and running, there is some sort of ....I don't know, as if the entire turbines are being pulled into the ground... STSF Seiben: Taking it in mentally sir, though I admit I'm not an expert in hydroelectric dams Heather Jamieson: :: Scans to determine the heat needed to bend this metal :: August Jax Robinson: :::looks over the center core the blades are connected too:: Rue Wydown: Yes, but you have other expertise. STSF Seiben: Yes yes Heather Jamieson: :: Moves to Jax :: What are you making if this? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> :: If you will excuse me, I'll be right back....:: goes to check on one of the other teams and see if any of them have any updates STSF Seiben: ::scans the blades and the blade shrouding:: Rue Wydown: ::trying not to face palm after Seiben's comment:: Rue Wydown: So what could cause this damage? And don't tell me ghosts. Heather Jamieson: Plasma.. but I don't know of intense heat in their accounts. Rue Wydown: Plasma, how? August Jax Robinson: i think the center housing is made of a weaker compound then the blades, it could cause them to curl in on themselves or worse STSF Seiben: I am also of Jax's opinion there Heather Jamieson: Perhaps some unintentional product of their energy production. August Jax Robinson: ::licks the blade, and then the Center core housing::: STSF Seiben: ::watches Jax lick metal:: August Jax Robinson: ::Glances over her shoulder::: They are made of different metals STSF_BluRox: (Ok, Yulon Cornelius) August Jax Robinson: :P~~~~ STSF Seiben: Can you tell what kinds? Heather Jamieson: (Who's the abominable snowman?) August Jax Robinson: {{you}} August Jax Robinson: ::Smirks:: I am not that good, we have to test both' Rue Wydown: And what are the scans showing? August Jax Robinson: but you can taste the different compounds in each. Heather Jamieson: Some residual heat all around the structure. August Jax Robinson: ::Closes her eyes and runs her fingers across one piece and then the other:: August Jax Robinson: The outer blades are cooler to the touch, they are a much stronger metal then the cores. I am sure that is the reason for the failures Heather Jamieson: Is there a reason the blades would be comprised of different metals? Rue Wydown: Seiben, let me see your tricorder. STSF_BluRox: Dalon> ::overhears as he comes back:: No way.... These are the same blades we use back on our homeworld. We've never had a problem with them. STSF Seiben: Sure ::hands it over:: August Jax Robinson: ::Squeezes the center housing to feel the strength of the metal and to see if her delicate, soft, lovely hands can dent the metal with only a touch::: Heather Jamieson: Perhaps they are under more stress than they are rated for. Rue Wydown: ::sighs softly, starts scrolling through the data he's collected so far;: STSF_BluRox: Dalon> I've used these turbines all my life. It has to be the Gaitians. They've done something to cause this. They came for a tour as well, after the first time the power failed. Came to see their handiwork I'm sure STSF_BluRox: TWO MINUTE WARNING Rue Wydown: What's this? ::points to one of the readings to Seiben:: This weird anomaly. STSF Seiben: ::looks at the tricorder:: It's a high spike of electromagnetic energy coming from the area:: Heather Jamieson: :: Wonders about the reading :: Rue Wydown: And what would be causing that? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> What anomaly? STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM Heather Jamieson: :: paused :: STSF Seiben: ::Paused:: STSF_BluRox: Ok...so next week.....weird anomaly, weird spikes of energy, metal bending..... what could it be!? Rue Wydown: Well guys. Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving STSF_BluRox: Anyway, hope you all have a nice holiday and we'll see you all here next week. August Jax Robinson: Tribbles in the metal STSF Seiben: Past tense for me STSF_BluRox: Good sim all, be well all STSF Seiben: Good night! STSF_BluRox: Crew Dismissed
  12. Happy 26th Anniversary USS Republic - Keep Trekkin'!!
  13. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51711.13 - SEASON 26 The Away Team has went down to the first area that had reported having some equipment difficulties (shut downs, shorts) and also reporting some sort of shimmering apparition over parts of the lake and mountains above. They have met with Dalon Nvechkionarshiv (Dalon for short), and are discussing any issues he may know of. BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM Heather Jamieson: :: Looking around, trying to get the lay of the land, err, planet :: STSF Seiben: ::follows Heather and Rue:: Rue Wydown: ::wondering if the apparitions are a gas output, like the Griswalds (or so she heard):: STSF_BluRox: Dalon> :: has sent one of his men to bring a copy of their mechanical readings from the dam, as well as any local scans to try to get a fix on where they had been seeing those shimmering areas Heather Jamieson: I'm sure there is a logical explanation for those appearances STSF Seiben: Yes, I'm sure as well. Heather Jamieson: How long have these sightings occurred? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> The only other thing we had noted, was some sort of strong reading, coming from both the mountains, as well we thought there were some readings near the lake, but like I said, our computers got messed up, not sure why yet Rue Wydown: ::glancing at Jamieson and Seiben who've uttered the one sentence you do not utter on a Republic away mission....:: STSF_BluRox: Dalon> They've been seen more recently, after the blasting in the mountains, and then more frequently as we try to repair things Heather Jamieson: Blast the mountain? STSF Seiben: ::scans the area with his trircorder:: STSF_BluRox: Dalon> Yes.... we're terraforming, we had to divert some rivers, so they ended up here and made a basin to hold it, from here, we then have hydroelectric power and a water supply. And with controlled release, nice farm and wetlands down below. Rue Wydown: And prior to the terraforming, I"m assuming you all did a full catalogue of lifeforms? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> However, with the accidents, we're worried that there could be a failure of the dam, and flood the settlements Heather Jamieson: We can collect structural data and run simulations on our vessel. STSF_BluRox: Dalon> Of course, the biologist did. I just do dams and geology. Though we did get some of the darnest readings after we were working on things. But we also thought it could be from a meteor that had brushed the atmosphere. Most of it should have dried up STSF_BluRox: (burnt up, but it's possible some fragments or debris had landed) Heather Jamieson: We may need scans from Republic herself. Rue Wydown: Can you give us a tour of the dam facility? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> Did you want a tour of the dam? Heather Jamieson: :: Wonders about those 'accidents' he spoke of :: Heather Jamieson: :: nods :: STSF_BluRox: Dalon> :: grins as they speak at the same time:: STSF Seiben: ::Looks at his tricorder:: I'm getting some usual scans - getting some high energy readings. It could possibly be electromagnetic interference? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> Of course, this way.... STSF Seiben: Hmm. ::follows:: Rue Wydown: ::following along behind Dalon, glancing around as they travel:: STSF_BluRox: Dalon> :: turns to the Federation officer:: Well, you may be picking up our generators, though as he see, they're pretty much offline while we are doing safety checks. Perhaps they have some sort of remaining charge STSF Seiben: Perhaps, but it seems kind of high. How recently were they turned off, if I might ask? Heather Jamieson: :: Really wants to see these apparitions as they called them :: STSF_BluRox: Dalon> The other day.... the apparitions are easiest to see at night when it's dark STSF_BluRox: Dalon> Be certain to hold the hand railing, these steps can be a little slick due to condensation Rue Wydown: How much time before night fall today? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> Looks at his timepiece: I'd say we have about 3 hours until it's dark . You all will share with us any tampering that you might find with the equipment? We want to prevent any issues, not lose the dam while negotiations are ongoing with those untrustworthy Gaitians Rue Wydown: We'll let you know what we find out. But I expect full cooperation from you and your people while we investigate. Something tells me this is more complicated than it looks. STSF_BluRox: Dalon> Here we go, here are our 4 large generators that harness the power from Rue Wydown: Whooo...wow. ::taking a gander:: STSF Seiben: ::looking at the generators:: Ooohh STSF_BluRox: Dalon>, Yea, I"m pretty proud of building these myself, but something keeps frying the power grid and we have to keep turning them off. STSF Seiben: ::then at his tricorder as it begins to beep erratically:: I'm picking up more unusual readings again, the same electromagnetic spikes. But it seems to be coming from outside towards the horizon towards the mountains or the lake. Rue Wydown: How often does that happen? STSF Seiben: ::not quite sure what to make of the tricorder readings:: STSF_BluRox: Dalon> As I was saying, it's been getting more frequent since we finished the main blasting and the lake has filled Rue Wydown: How long have you been down this time? STSF_BluRox: Dalon> About 4 days, we're almost ready to start it up again. Hopefully today, most likely tomorrow STSF Seiben: My tricorder is picking up these odd electro-magnetic fluctuations. Some odd gravitational readings as well. It seems to be concentrated in the mountains over there in the distance. I think my tricorder might be on fritz. Rue Wydown: Is this the only area where you're having trouble? I mean, your settlement itself hasn't had issues. How far away is the other settlement in relationship to this facility? STSF Seiben: ::to Heather:: I think my tricorder's dying. How's yours? You picking up the same thing? STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: Crew Dismissed
  14. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51711.06 - Season 25 The away team has headed down to Melos 3 to investigate several incidents that have occurred on the planet. Incidents that both sides of the joint colonization group is blaming the other for. (last episode of Season 25) BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM (From last week: ACTION: Shimmering apparitions are seen yet again in various locations where both factions have been working on expanding) Rue Wydown: Mr Seiben, ready for landing? Heather Jamieson: :: Awaiting the landing :: STSF Seiben: ::Nods:: Yes sir. ::just finished the flyby of the area:: Starting landing now.. STSF Seiben: ::begins to land:: Rue Wydown: Everyone, I need you all to be respectful and neutral. Do not speculate in front of the locals, understood? STSF_BluRox: (which of the areas did you go to first? Rue Wydown: ((Hang on, let me look it up)) STSF Seiben: (yeah, sorry I don't recall) Heather Jamieson: Understood Admiral STSF Seiben: Understood ::completes landing of the shuttle and powers down:: STSF_BluRox: (one of the leaders mentioned the hydro electric dam, the other a medical and food storage complex) STSF_BluRox: (ie, which leader is going to be pissed that you saw the other first....lol) Rue Wydown: ((The hydro electric dam is where we were starting, they called first)) Rue Wydown: ((And Heather, I'm not an Admiral :P)) Rue Wydown: ((Woulds split the team - but we're too few)) Heather Jamieson: (sorry) STSF_BluRox: (all good, just wanted to make sure had the group in the right place) Rue Wydown: Alright, let's go poke the bear, eh? ::grabbing a pack with a few pieces of scanning equipment and other items they might need:: STSF Seiben: ::Nods, takes what he needs as well:: Heather Jamieson: :: Gets out her tricorder :: Rue Wydown: ::exits the shuttle and takes a few moments to orientate herself:: Heather, impressions? STSF Seiben: ::follows Heather and Rue:: Heather Jamieson: A bit humid...distinct sources of electromagnetic energy sources, ACTION: The area north of the dam is an arid mountainous region, tall rocky cliffs with crystalline formations, the area around the dam irrigated and green from the terraforming. Heather Jamieson: An impressive structure, and a good place to start. STSF_BluRox: Water flows from the spillways, powering the turbines within the structure, leading to a well-controlled flow and basin below, flowing out into a delta leading to the new farmland STSF Seiben: Very nice Rue Wydown: Starts your readings now. ::motions towards what looks like the dam's mechanical entrance:: Rather beautiful. ::glances then back to Seiben:: I want you to find out about the history of the area, who's laid claim to it in the past, any sort of squabbles about who owns what. STSF Seiben: OK sir. ::takes out his PADD and begins looking up the history of the area:: Rue Wydown: I'll send to Jax the data on the accidents in the area for analysis. ::deep breath:: Let's go meet the natives, eh? Heather Jamieson: :: Scanning for any devices that perform no functions for the generation of power :: Rue Wydown: ::begins the trek from the shuttle to the dam:: STSF Seiben: ::looking over data on his PADD as he walks along:: Heather Jamieson: Surprised we were not greeted as we landed. :: her tricorder chirped :: STSF Seiben: No welcome wagon Rue Wydown: Especially after how worried the politicians were. Let's not get too worried about it. Heather Jamieson: :: turns to scan in the distance :: STSF Seiben: Terraforming seemed to have began in the area soon after colonization. Ownership is supposed to be 50/50 but there is some overlap in key areas, the forests and waters. ACTION:: As the party approaches, one of the dam workers sees them, and waves them towards the walkway up Heather Jamieson: :: Looks a the dam worker, then to Rue :: STSF Seiben: ::Nods to the worker:: Rue Wydown: ::plasters on one of her cheeky grins and waves back before trotting up the walkway:: Heather Jamieson: :: Continues her scans amid the greeting :: STSF Seiben: ::continues his research as well:: Dam worker>: Oh good, you've come. You're the Federation people, right? Rue Wydown: Aye. ::nods:: Commander Wydown, My science officer Ms Jamieson and our intrepid bridge officer, Mr Seiben. Dam worker>: I'm Dalon Nvechkionarshiv, originally from Darbeth. You can just call me Dalon STSF Seiben: ::Gasundheit:: Heather Jamieson: :: nods :: Rue Wydown: So what seems to be the problem, Dalon? Dalon> The rest of my team are down monitoring the turbines. We had another incident last night, a slight power drain....some of the men reported seeing a shimmering apparition again...But I've not been here to see it myself. I'm planning to spend the night to see if we see it happen again. We're trying to determine what the Gaithians are doing to disrupt things, but we've not been able to find anything just yet, be we'll catch them eventually. They've been trying to deflect our accusations, by pretending they are having an issue as well and blaming us for power drains at their large medical and food storage facilities. They are just trying to make excuses. Heather Jamieson: :: scanning as she listens :: Rue Wydown: And have you all explored any causes beyond your neighbors? Heather Jamieson: :: Wondering if there is a good spot to place a sensor to catch these apparitions :: STSF Seiben: ::who you gonna call?:: Dalon> There's no indigenous peoples here on Melos, it's just us and the Gaitians. We've scanned around, there were some strange reading in the mountains, but since we blasted for the dam, we've really not picked up much of it since. Rue Wydown: Considering all the possibilities of non-carbon based life forms and other freaky lifeforms we've encountered, I'd rather ruled out other possibilities as well. STSF Seiben: HM. Heather Jamieson: Strange readings? Dalon> Some magnetic anomaly, but we've not seen it since the blasting the the lake filling. Heather Jamieson: Where? Any information or scans you have could be valuable. Dalon> Hmmm, I'll have one of the men go see if we've still got copies of those readings. Dalon> We have limited space, so they may have deleted those older files. Heather Jamieson: I sincerely hope not. Dalon> :: turns to one of his workers and sends him off to find one of the administrators to discuss the old records Rue Wydown: I thought this colony was relatively new? STSF Seiben: Maybe it's a small hard drive? PAUSE SIM PAUSE SIM Heather Jamieson: :: paused :: STSF_BluRox: Well, the builders may have just been lazy and kept poor records.... they may have needed room for their computer games! lol Vilanne: ::paused:: STSF Seiben: Rue Wydown: Oh boy Vilanne: [[Thx for letting me watch *waves*]] STSF_BluRox: ok guys, good questions tonight, think you had some good ideas so keep pursuing them STSF_BluRox: Anytime Vilanne, sorry we're a bit small tonight, had several out STSF_BluRox: Ok, that's all I have for tonight, Rue, anything? Rue Wydown: Nothing from me. STSF_BluRox: Crew Dismissed! Have a great week and we'll see most of you on Thursday. STSF_BluRox: Good night all! STSF Seiben: Gooodnight Heather Jamieson: See you then.. Rue Wydown: G'night all
  15. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51710.30 -SEASON 25 The crew has been given assignments by Rue to follow up on once we go down to the planet (Melos 3). Colonized about 20 years ago but 2 previously warring worlds, in an attempt to share and both joining the Federation, there have been reports of sabotage and possibly potential harm to the residents by contamination to food and water, and energy sources. Both Prelate Greb of the Darbeth delegation and Proctor Tarrot of the Gaithian Province. have contacted the Republic sure that each other side was responsible. We are here to determine what is happening Meanwhile, Blu is ill, and Rue is heading up the mission. BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: :: sleeping :: Heather Jamieson: :: Reading a PADD :: Rue Wydown: Ooooooookay. This is going to be interesting. Let's meet in the shuttle bay in 10 minutes. Gather whatever gear you need and any support staff. STSF Seiben: ::checking supplies and orbit:: STSF_BluRox: Holly> I'll keep an eye on the ship and the boss while you are all down there, Will keep an active monitor on each of your transponders Rue Wydown: Thanks Holly, I think. Heather Jamieson: :: Checking the rest of her gear :: STSF Seiben: ::checks his gear and supplies as well:: August Jax Robinson: ::Grabs her gear and a few assistants, heads to the shuttle bay:: STSF Seiben: ::heads to the lift as well:: Heather Jamieson: :: Packs her gear and heads to the shuttle bay :: Rue Wydown: Just do me a favor, if you don't hear from us in four hours, call....and if that doesn't work, let the Admiral know what's up. Heather Jamieson: :: Enters a lift :: ACTION: Both Prelate Greb and Proctor Tarrot continue to send messages to the Republic requesting they come to their position at once and 'deal with this problem of the others August Jax Robinson: ::Steps off the lift and heads into the Shuttle bay:: Heather Jamieson: :: gets off the lift at the flight deck :: STSF_BluRox: Holly> Aye, will do. Don't you worry. I've already sent an alarm to check on you, and STSF Seiben: ::heads into the shuttle bay and begins his pre-flight inspections:: Heather Jamieson: You know how to fly this thing Mr. Seiben? Heather Jamieson: :: nudges him :: STSF Seiben: Yes, of course. STSF Seiben: It's the first thing I learnt to fly in Academy STSF Seiben: ::moves inside to the cockpit:: Rue Wydown: ::within a few minutes she's also arrived in the shuttle bay, watches for a moment as the external crew scurry around the shuttle before she enters the shuttle herself:: August Jax Robinson: ::Takes a seat in the back seat::: STSF Seiben: ::powers on the shuttle and continues preflight checks:: ACTION: Meanwhile, down on the planet, both factions are having increasing difficulty calling the Republic back, as well as communicating with their own people to and extent on the planet Rue Wydown: ::does a head count as she enters:: Looks like we're all here. ::nods to Jax and her assistants:: Mr Seiben, let's set course for troubled area, I'd like us to do a careful flyby of the area so we can get the lay of the land. Understood? STSF Seiben: Understood sir ::plots course into the navigational computer:: Rue Wydown: Jax, have you seen anything in those accident reports that might tell us what's going on? August Jax Robinson: Nothing that jumps out to me at first glance... what should I be looking for? Rue Wydown: That's the problem. I'm not sure. They're either attributing these events as sabotage from the other group or something supernatural. We definitely need to rule out the later, and prove definitively whether the former is true or not. Heather Jamieson: :: Trying to clear her mind, relax as the plunge to the surface :: STSF Seiben: ::finishes up pre-flights:: Okay, we're ready to go when you are. August Jax Robinson: maybe we need to scan for a third party... another race starting trouble Heather Jamieson: :: Reading local space reports :: ACTION: Reports continue to come in of shimmering lights, in or around the affected areas of damage and communications issues Rue Wydown: Go ahead, Mr Seiben. ::nods:: STSF Seiben: ::Checks out all the reports of issues around the damage:: Should I compile all the incoming reports and other issues? Filtred by both sides Rue Wydown: You think a third party might be in play? STSF Seiben: ::powers on engines:: +Bridge+ Shuttle to Bridge, requesting departure clearance. STSF_BluRox: Holly> Shuttle, you have clearance August Jax Robinson: it would make sense to me, what is the quickest way to make people fight? set the other side up as a monster STSF Seiben: We have clearance to launch. Taking us out. STSF_BluRox: Holly> I"ll also let them know that you're on the way. Both factions are demanding your presence with their own group first..... think we could clone a few of you all? Rue Wydown: Let's add that to the investigation possibilities then. Rue Wydown: Heather, what are your thoughts on this? STSF Seiben: ::slowly manoeuvres the shuttle out of the shuttle bay towards ACTION: Shimmering apparitions are seen yet again in various locations where both factions have been working on expanding August Jax Robinson: ::;looks over the reports again, incase she missed something::: Heather Jamieson: The factional fighting is the most likely cause...but there could be a third player we don't know yet. Rue Wydown: What could the scientific explanation for these apparitions? STSF Seiben: ::makes way towards the planet and prepares to enter its atmosphere:: Heather Jamieson: Holograms? Other species? Not sure yet Rue Wydown: I'd like you to focus on that. I want to know what causes these things and supernatural causes shouldn't be thrown in. August Jax Robinson: I think we need to get a sample of both races DNA, if there is a third party it will be easier to find them Rue Wydown: How can we get a sample without causing an alarm? Heather Jamieson: No supernatural here.. August Jax Robinson: tell them the truth, it will set you free I have been told STSF Seiben: ::enters the planet's atmosphere and begins a low fly by:: Rue Wydown: Should be able to do that with a scan, instead of a liquid sample. STSF Seiben: ::flies over the damaged areas or areas with issues:: August Jax Robinson: it won't be 100% accurate Rue Wydown: Seiben, how are we looking? STSF Seiben: Flying over the first area now, system wise here on the shuttle everything's good. Down there, maybe not so much. STSF_BluRox: Holly> Starts to run some scans from the ship as well to try and provide some extra data to the team STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF Seiben: ::Paused:: August Jax Robinson: ::Paused:: Heather Jamieson: ice cream STSF_BluRox: Seiben, you might have just solved the mystery! STSF Seiben: August Jax Robinson: woot STSF_BluRox: Ok, good sim, we'll say you're arriving when we start up next week. Have a good week all, and see some of you thursday. STSF_BluRox: Crew Dismissed