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  1. RES Talon Mission Briefing 51805.31 - Season 23 - The Talon is currently docked at ch'Rihan shipyards for repairs while the crew enjoys some well deserved leave. Laehval tTemarr: Questions? m_k_tksa: I was going to ask a question, but I can't remember what it is. Laehval tTemarr: The answer is yes, whatever it was. Laehval tTemarr: TBS is whatever you want it to be. m_k_tksa: Muhahahaha Laehval tTemarr: BEGIN SIM Laehval tTemarr: BEGIN SIM Laehval tTemarr: BEGIN SIM m_k_tksa: ::gone swimming:: STSF Seiben: ::on his water skimmer cruising around the lakes by his villa:: m_k_tksa: Maec>::watching the one who's gone swimming:: m_k_tksa: ::pops her head up as she swims to the side of the pool, grins and tickles the foot Maec has dangling in the water:: Laehval tTemarr: ::Laehval frowned at the ocean waves as they rolled in over her toes.:: I don't like cold water. STSF Seiben: Hmm cool Lerak trPexil: Au were born of fire, of course au'd not like it. We could take the RAC somewhere warmer. Lerak trPexil: (wow, only 10 seconds later) Laehval tTemarr: The sun is warm, but na the water. ::She enjoyed the beach, except for all of the sand and the screaming children, and the freezing water. But other than that, it was nice.:: Lerak trPexil: This is just the wrong time of year, na that we get to pick. I for io am glad the Othan are gone for us to enjoy this, perhaps a place they did na touch. m_k_tksa: Maec> ::jerks his foot back:: Hey! ::grins, gently splashes her:: Stop that. Lerak trPexil: :: Sees an open bar up ahead and motions them towards it :: A drink...I could sure use one. m_k_tksa: ::folds her arms on the side of the pool, idly kicking and floating:: Are au coming this evening? ::looks up at him:: I know that au's mother would like au to stay to visit longer and au should. Au do na have to go with me? Lerak trPexil: :: Pixel finds a table for two off to the side, but in the sun :: Lerak trPexil: (or Pexil) STSF Seiben: ::casts his line and did some fishing :: m_k_tksa: Maec> Au are na going to get rid of me that easily. ::smirks, letting a brief silence develop:: Actually. How do au feel about some company on au's search? Lerak trPexil: :: to the server :: Two specials please. :: He says with a grin :: Shoreleave should be able *na* moving. Laehval tTemarr: Ie. It is na as busy as it once was. ::Probably because everyone was dead. She didn't say that, though. Instead, she joined Lerak at the table and ordered an icy drink. Icy drinks were one thing. Icy water was another.:: m_k_tksa: Company? ::raises a brow:: Who? Lerak trPexil: :: The drinks were brought to their table. Pexil met the server with a nod :: Io cannot simply get what the Othan did out of io's mind. However, it is best to think of those we saved rather than focus on those we lost. :: raises his drink :: To those that will na return. m_k_tksa: Maec> My di'ranov and Aron. m_k_tksa: Why-- Lerak trPexil: :: keeps his glass raised :: And to my superior, that made our recovery possible... Laehval tTemarr: ::She lifted her glass in response and nodded somberly.:: Ie. m_k_tksa: Maec> Au are shikaen, they want to help. STSF Seiben: A E I O I U and sometimes Y Laehval tTemarr: (( The drinks are flowing, I see. )) STSF Seiben: (for me) m_k_tksa: I understand that they want to help, but they don't need-- m_k_tksa: Maec>I know they don't need to go, but they insist. Au are as much part of our House as we are au's. Lerak trPexil: :: Pexil stared at Laehval for that moment past what he should. He paused between questions rattling around in his head :: STSF Seiben: (ah karaoke night.. Fun fun stuff) Lerak trPexil: :: He finally just settled on a simple question :: So, how are au feeling, after all this? m_k_tksa: I'm honored but....::looking uncomfortable:: Laehval tTemarr: Me? Tired, more than anything. I am enjoying the brief rest from chasing down Othan scum. There will be others to save, I am sure. We will be moving into Othan space again. Command is talking about a small strike team. m_k_tksa: Maec> Let them help, t'Ksa. Please. Lerak trPexil: Small strike team? That can't be the Talon. She is na small ship. Lerak trPexil: I like the Stinger. m_k_tksa: ::Looking for a way to argue this...and then again na to argue it.:: Let me think about it, ie? m_k_tksa: Maec> ::nods at the concession:: Laehval tTemarr: Small, as in a limited number of ships. We are still rebuilding. The Stinger is a useful ship. I wonder if N'Dak has lost her. STSF Seiben: ::eats a hotdog :: STSF Seiben: (lol drunken karaoke) Lerak trPexil: I am na involved in those briefings. Lerak trPexil: I for io am glad we can have this moment :: he paused :: though it's na exactly where I may wish, in light of what the universe has thrown at us I will take it. Lerak trPexil: Any news from your father? m_k_tksa: ::kicks her feet back, giving a gentle splash behind her;:: How did au's appointment with Galae Medical go? Laehval tTemarr: Ie, I have heard from him and he is well. He has relocated to my older sister's place on ch'Havran. ::She did not, of course, speak of her mother.:: Lerak trPexil: :: He nodded understandingly :: My family is still at my place. Nothing has changed in that regard. They are expecting me....and au. m_k_tksa: Maec> Well, I'm still assigned to Talon for the next tour, however long that will last. Lerak trPexil: I figure tomorrow, once we get a solid rest, unless au had other plans, military or otherwise. Laehval tTemarr: Why would they be expecting me? ::Slight arch of her brow as she took a drink.;: Lerak trPexil: :: shrugs :: They know I am here on ch'Rihan, the figure au are here as well. I told them nothing is set in stone. Lerak trPexil: It is entirely up to au. :: smiles and drinks :: Laehval tTemarr: Hmmm.. I'll think about it. ::But she didn't look happy about it.:: Laehval tTemarr: ::But then, she didn't look happy most of the time.:: m_k_tksa: Menkha. Au will be around to bother me for another year or two. ::looking disappointed:: Lerak trPexil: It's all I can ask. I don't get to speak to her much, but how is t'Vatrix? STSF Seiben: ::hadls some nice ale:: Laehval tTemarr: ::She sighed and shook her head:: Honestly, I do na know for sure. She is closed off. Grieving, I'm sure. m_k_tksa: Maec> Think how I feel. ::frowns:: Lerak trPexil: I can't remember a conversation with her in a long while. I guess if I'm doing my job right, people will hardly know I'm doing anything at all. Lerak trPexil: :: laughs :: Perhaps we should switch roles. I am sure she would enjoy my counsel. Laehval tTemarr: Au are io of her Daises. Au are free to talk to her at any time. Perhaps she might even welcome a new ear. m_k_tksa: Well, if you feel *that* way. Then perhaps you should go. ::pretending to be all haughty:: Lerak trPexil: :: nods :: I should bring her a bottle of the family ale, though I think my likeness on the bottle would be a bit much. m_k_tksa: Maec> Well, maybe I will. ::sticks his tongue out at her, splashing her with his foot:: m_k_tksa: ::grabs said foot and yanks him into the pool with her:: Lerak trPexil: A tour of the repairs upon completion. The Othan have taught us a few things. Laehval tTemarr: Ie, she would appreciate a tour, especially if our systems have been upgraded. Laehval tTemarr: And the repairs to the armor that she pointed out. Lerak trPexil: Sensor upgrade, reformulation of the ablative armor, na doubt the strongest vessel in her class. Laehval tTemarr: (( Two minute warning. )) Laehval tTemarr: Ie, she is an impressive ship, though she has been in operation for many more years than I care to count. m_k_tksa: Maec>::comes up sputtering and laughing:: Lerak trPexil: Ie, while it would be something to move the flag to a newer class of ship, our break-in period would be too long. m_k_tksa: ::giggles herself and splashes him - resulting in a splash war:: Laehval tTemarr: END SIM Laehval tTemarr: END SIM Laehval tTemarr: END SIM
  2. USS Republic Mission Briefing 51805.21 - Season 26 Ok, so last week we left off having just told the delegations about the time they were going to have to take away from the planet, while the energy beings.... corrected things. Needless to say, they were unhappy. However, as the crew had presented the proof, and had the files to prove it....and now need to be told that they must leave, as per Federation Quarantine Procedures BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: Holly> :: turns to Rue:: There you go....they have the proof. You get to tell them they are required to leave...do you need the Admiral back? I can call her for you STSF Seiben::: running the projections on the holoscreen;; STSF_BluRox: Holly> :: walks to the replicator and pulls out several binders which she passes to the delegates from both factions. Rue Wydown::; addressing the delegation:: So there isn't any question of staying, the colonist will die. However, if you leave for the specify quarantine period, you can return to a fully terraformed world....a *safe* world. STSF_BluRox: Holly> In your binders, you will find several pockets containing data chips with all of the information you are requesting, terms of the agreements which the Commander is explaining to you Heather Jamieson: :: Sitting back down in the conference room awaiting their reactions :: STSF Seiben: ::Sits next to Heather watching as well:: Heather Jamieson: :: Glances at Seiben :: ACTION: As expected, the groups explode into heated argument, Heather Jamieson: :: Grimaces :: Rue Wydown: ::steeples her fingers together, waiting for a break for a moment, figuring it's better to let them blow off steam first, besides they can't leave the ship without Blu or her say-so::: STSF Seiben: ::rubs his chin:: STSF_BluRox: :: BluRox walks back into the room:: grabbing a water pitcher and tosses it across the room to crash against the wall, and vessel shattering in an explosion of clay and water:: STSF_BluRox: EINOUGH!! STSF_BluRox: What is wrong with you people? Rue Wydown: ::and that's why the play good cop, bad cop;; Heather Jamieson: :: jumps :: STSF_BluRox: My crew risked their lives trying to find out what was causing the issues you were having. And this is what I come back too? STSF Seiben: ::looks at the admiral's direction:: STSF_BluRox: They are presenting you the facts and this is how you respond? STSF_BluRox: Which part of the danger did you not understand? STSF_BluRox: Seiben, Heather..... Explain to them what happens if these neutron star particles continue to push into the core of this planet? Heather Jamieson: If it is not 'cleaned up' the particles will go deeper into the core of the planet, causing more tectonic activity. STSF_BluRox: That's putting it mildly STSF Seiben: Yes ::turns to the projection:: That's correct. The tremors you've been experiencing will only get worse over time and will soon threaten both of your settlements. Heather Jamieson: As it heads to the core there is a risk of opening up the earth beneath you, molten activity. If those events don't kill you the end game will. STSF_BluRox: Listens to them still arguing that the Federation is just trying to take their planet away STSF_BluRox: :: turns to look at Rue:: Heather Jamieson: :: Loads up a time lapse projection :: Let me run this. The time index is at the bottom right. :: presses run ::: Rue Wydown: Listen folks. We're concerned about your safety. You asked us here for help, we didn't come here to take over. Rue Wydown: We can either start the evacuations now, peacefully. Or wait until the planet is falling apart and hundreds die. Their blood will be on your hands. You won't be seen as leaders of your community, but executioners of families and friends. STSF_BluRox: That, and the fact that you had petitioned the Federation for membership, and being approved and now part of the Federation, how is it that you see the planet being take away by the people you asked to help you here? STSF_BluRox: For that matter, and as the Federations representative, I am hereby ordering this planet vacated for the 10 year period. At that time, you will then be permitted back. Instead of 10 years of hard toiling to cultivate this world, ti will be done for you. Use these 10 years, to get together what you want to bring to set up your new colony then. STSF_BluRox: I will hear no more argument on the matter. I have full say in the matter. You have 1 week, to get together your personal items and research, any equipment you want to move off for now. Anything you are not able to remove with your transport ships, the Republic will see to for you Heather Jamieson: :: nods :: STSF_BluRox: Seiben and Heather here will work with you to set up what systems are needed to gather and collect STSF Seiben: ::nods as well:: Heather Jamieson: :: All of the work to do... :: STSF_BluRox: Seiben and Jamieson here will see to getting you organized. If you will excuse me, you have lots of work ahead of you. Rue....with me please. STSF_BluRox: :: turns and heads out the door of the conference room:: Rue Wydown: Aye, Admiral. ::nods to the others and then follows Blu a few paces behind:: STSF Seiben: Right, let's begin organizing this evac shall we? STSF_BluRox: :: Walking away, hearing the room erupt again in calls of "She can't do that, can she?: just made her smile as she went down the corridor STSF Seiben: ::Sits with the representatives to plan out the evacuation details:: Heather Jamieson: And gather a list of what to take and how to load that up. STSF Seiben: \Yes, let's get started STSF_BluRox: I was thinking that may have just been easier to send them a subspace message...on the slow channel Rue Wydown: ::just shakes her head:: Its certainly faster than letting them reason this all out. STSF_BluRox: We didn't have time for that...... I'm just glad Holly replaced that alloy pitcher with that fragile clay copy to help with the dramatic effect. :: grins:: I left the room so I could ask her to set that up, a little dramatic flair to get ther STSF_BluRox: their attention Rue Wydown: So now what do we do with the lot of them? We've got to help relocate them. Any suggestions? Heather Jamieson: :: Consults her PADD :: Now I will admit I have not had a large amount of time to see what items you have, but I'm sure you have records of what you need to take. STSF_BluRox: I'm just glad to be getting away from here once we make sure their transports are up and heading out. We'll need to have Seiben set up the Federation Quarantine Zone warning message buoys, and we can have Heather deploy the buoys and proximity detectors that will signal the Federation if anyone violates the zone STSF_BluRox: Their own planets are still 5 parsecs in each direction....this was more a territorial land grab to ensure one of the other had control over more of the space in this sector, which is why the Federation said they could terraform it and share it STSF_BluRox: They can go back to their worlds and wait Rue Wydown: Let's just hope they do just that STSF_BluRox: It's totally up to them if they prepare to come back. They can have prefabricated items ready to bring back STSF_BluRox: Well, if they don't want trouble with the Federation, they will have to abide. Though, Sieben and Heather will be busy for the next week STSF_BluRox: How about we go grab some of that nasty tea stuff of yours. It tastes awful, but it does help my headaches Heather Jamieson: :: Drawing up an early look at cargo capacities and such :: Rue Wydown: Well, if you wouldn't make such a racket, you won't have a headache now, would you? ::teasing as she heads to the replicator to specify the blend:: Heather Jamieson: :: Working with Seiben on moving people and things off the planet :: STSF_BluRox: And if I hadn't, we'd still be in there listening to them argue...:: deciding not to tell her that her constant headaches have not totally dissipated. PAUSE SIM PAUSE SIM PAUSE SIM Heather Jamieson: :: paused :: STSF_BluRox: :: collapses:: This plot...had been planned as a 4-6 week halloween plot...... finally got to the end! Rue Wydown: We do tend to drag out a plot. STSF_BluRox: Ok, we're going to go ahead and call it there for the night. we'll be starting something new next week, and some people needed to go right away tonight (I see one has already had to go) STSF_BluRox: Just a bit, eh? STSF_BluRox: So with that....Everyone have a nice week and I'll see you all on Thursday. STSF_BluRox: Crew Dismissed.
  3. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51804.23- Season 26 The crew was meeting to discuss the situation on the planet and see if they could come up with any reason why these anomalies could be happening. It had been concluded that fragments from a neutron star may have hit the plant via a comet, and we speculate that they may be a direct cause, however we've yet to explain the lights. Holly may have a theory. BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM Heather Jamieson: :: In the conference room :: STSF Seiben: ::sitting next to Heather:: STSF_BluRox: ::Noting that boring details have made half of those in attendance about ready to nod off:: STSF Seiben: ::could use a snooze:: STSF_BluRox: :: clears throat:: Perhaps before we go further, why don't we take a 5 minute break, get something to drink and if you need to use the facilities:: STSF_BluRox: If you'll excuse me for a moment. :: deciding to take advantage of the break herself:: August Jax Robinson: ;;flees to the exit:: STSF Seiben: ::someone had to, pours himself a glass of water:: STSF_BluRox: :: calls behind her:: And make sure you come back....in time:: August Jax Robinson: right STSF_BluRox: Holly> :: a little annoyed that the humanoids have to keep taking these breaks. They had almost gotten to her report Heather Jamieson: I need a coffee. STSF Seiben: Yeah, I'm kinda hungry as well Heather Jamieson: :: Goes to get a coffee :: STSF Seiben: ::heads out to the mess area, grabs a coffee and some food:: Heather Jamieson: :: Orders an Americano :: STSF_BluRox: :: heads back to the conference room, hoping that a little caffeine and sugar will have woken them:: STSF Seiben: ::gets a double-double:: Heather Jamieson: :: reenters the conference room :: Heather Jamieson: :: eyes widen :: STSF Seiben: ::takes a quick trip to the little Seiben's room, then returns to the conference room once he's finished his business STSF Seiben: ::sips his coffee:: August Jax Robinson: ::reenters the CR with a triple latte expresso::: STSF_BluRox: Ok, everyone with us now? Heather Jamieson: :: nods :: STSF_BluRox: Holly> I've been ready... STSF Seiben: Yes. STSF_BluRox: Blu> Holly.....just the results please.... STSF_BluRox: Holly> Fine...... Ok, so as I had noted earlier, there seems to be some sort of signal or harmonic that we've not been able to figure out. STSF Seiben: ::Sips his coffee":: STSF_BluRox: Holly> I've been working on this pretty much full time, but have yet to been able to determine how or why Heather Jamieson: :: Thinks about the harmonic :: STSF Seiben: Hmm. ::sip:: STSF_BluRox: So the next question :: Blu looks around the room:: Is to determine what is causing this. Is it just a side effect of the neutron fragments, some sort of radiation? STSF_BluRox: Is this just some sort of vibration being caused by the energy in the fragments and it's radiating outward? STSF_BluRox: Or, is there really some sort of message. STSF_BluRox: Any thoughts? Heather Jamieson: I would surmise a reaction with something in the ground upon impact. STSF_BluRox: Please explain, for those here that may not be in that field of science Heather Jamieson: The fragments were traveling extremely fast. The impact could have changed the structure of metals under the surface. Both the fragments and the surrounding area would have been superheated. Heather Jamieson: On the surface it looks recovered, but under the ground, where we can't scan reliably, changes occurred. Heather Jamieson: That said, I've not seen anything like this in the science database. Heather Jamieson: I can't say I want to go back to the area.
  4. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING - 51803.26 - SEASON 26 The crew, having discussed what their findings could mean, have come to the conclusion that there may have been some tiny fragments from a neutron star's implosion, that may have been carried to the planet by a meteor or comet that had struck the planet at some time in it's past. This could explain some of the disruptions, magnetic fluxes, odd occurrences. The team is researching its possible origin, as well as how we proceed to keep these colonists safe BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: Rue, I believe you were asking if anyone had tried cleaning up something of this size. The answer is no. There have only been 2 other documented cases that were thought to be something similar, but the sites were abandoned in early colonization. It may be that it wasn't a major issue until they stared terraforming the issue here STSF Seiben: ::looking at an overlay of the planet in astrometric:: Rue Wydown: And I don't suppose suggesting they relocate elsewhere will work. ::frowns:: STSF_BluRox: However, I do have a question, we checked out the sites that the one group had mentioned, however the other colonist/terraformers had also reported that they had been having issues as well. However, we've not really followed up on that site. Did anyone gather any information hear the planetary food distribution warehouse STSF_BluRox: If I recall, they too had experienced some power and equipment failures, but had also reported increasing frequency of the shimmering lights Rue Wydown: We had not the chance to do so. We had away team issues. ::thinking of someone's broken ankle:: Heather Jamieson: :: Looking at Wydown :: STSF_BluRox: Noted...perhaps we could get a few readings from up here, request an update, or if need be, take a quick trip down to follow up STSF Seiben: (I thought you were in astrometric Heather) Heather Jamieson: (think I was, scratch that then) STSF_BluRox: lol Heather Jamieson: I felt something funny Seiben STSF Seiben: Is it your meds? STSF_BluRox: Speaking of those shimmering lights Rue, had your away team spent much time scanning them, trying to determine what they were? STSF_BluRox: (sorry, just realized this was a Jax thing....::pulls out the Cardboard Jax:: ) Heather Jamieson: I am on pain medication, so my thoughts are...not my own to some extent. STSF Seiben: Hm, that's some meds they gave you. Rue Wydown: Our overnight scans were inconclusive. However, with the data Holly was able to collect, I'm speculating that were residual effect of the anomaly she picked up on STSF_BluRox: Holly> I can take a further look at the scans Commander Jax had taken at the dam and on the plateau.....but information from the other site would be helpful Heather Jamieson: What an odd formation on this planet. STSF_BluRox: Holly> it almost seemed like there was some sort of residual interference with each of the readings we had received. I'm still looking into it. STSF Seiben: Yes, it certainly is. Heather Jamieson: I have to wonder if this is solvable or perhaps moving is easier. STSF_BluRox: Holly> :: launch a probe to that area and continue the reading:: Heather Jamieson: Truthfully though I messed up the entire mission due to my ankle STSF Seiben: I was gonna say anything, but maybe it would've been better If we stayed in the shuttle? STSF_BluRox: Holly> I can do that. I believe that when we first arrived, some data had been sent and Jax was going to review it. I'll request she send me that info to add STSF Seiben: How is your ankle by the way? Heather Jamieson: It feels...funny. STSF_BluRox: (your funny bone is located in your arm, not your ankle! lol) Heather Jamieson: Tried to get some advanced readings....and I don't like being around Jax at all. I don't know why I don't request a transfer. She is very stressful to have around. STSF_BluRox: Holly> :: appears back on the bridge:: I found the same interference in the readings from the other site, but much much stronger when the shimmering is reported Heather Jamieson: I think we'd have to solve this before actual fighting breaks out with these people. STSF Seiben: I agree with the latter statement. STSF_BluRox: Holly> May I put this on the main viewer? STSF_BluRox: Yes, Rue, let's get the rest of your away team up and see if they make any sense of this noise Heather Jamieson: Our luck we disrupted an unknown lifeform. STSF Seiben: Bad luck I'd say. Rue Wydown: +Seiben and Jamieson+ Away team, please report to the conference room immediately. STSF Seiben: +Rue+ Aye sir. STSF Seiben: Well, let's do this. Or not, STSF_BluRox: (if you chose not, I'm sure Rue will skin you both alive) Heather Jamieson: This ole ankle it to report to the conference room. :: gets up and heads out of the lab :: I like your realistic attitude, STSF Seiben: Just keeping it real. Heather Jamieson: :: Time passes and Jamieson and Seiben arrive at the conference room. Then enter... :: STSF Seiben: ::follows Heather inside:: Heather Jamieson: Reporting as ordered. Rue Wydown: ::just shakes her head a bit:: STSF_BluRox: Holly sets up the cardboard Jax in the corner STSF Seiben: ::stands next to Heather:: STSF_BluRox: Ok, thanks for coming back again to discuss this puzzle. Holly has been going over the readings that Rue and Jax had collected, as well as the data that you and Seiben had collected.... looking at Heather::: Heather Jamieson: :: nods :: STSF Seiben: ::looks around:: Heather Jamieson: Yes, what to do from here. STSF_BluRox: Have you been able to work out any possible exploding stars or supernova that materials could have been ejected from or carried here? ::looks at Heather and Seiben::: Heather Jamieson: Any explosion would have happened a long time ago. :: Pulls up a map on the display in the conference room LL STSF Seiben: ::glad the Science Girl is taking the lead here:: STSF_BluRox: Yes, that we know, we're just wondering if thee could be any corresponding data on meteors or comet may have also frequented those same areas.. Heather Jamieson: I do have a timeline of meteor and comet paths for this region over the past few years, both calculated and observed.. STSF_BluRox: Holly> Admiral, Captain...if I may. I believe that the interference we were picking up, might actually be some sort of ...message or communication? STSF_BluRox: A message? From who? STSF Seiben: (a Nigerian Prince lol) Heather Jamieson: I wondered that, but I can't parse the data as fast as Holly. Rue Wydown: A message? ::quirks her eyebrow:: PAUSE SIM PAUSE SIM PAUSE SIM Heather Jamieson: I need to get 500 bars of gold pressed latinum out of Ferengnar... STSF_BluRox: Ok, so next week, we'll look into this message more STSF_BluRox: Rue, you have anything before I dismiss? Rue Wydown: Nothing from me tonight STSF_BluRox: CREW DISMISSED. See you all on Thursday!
  5. USS Republic Mission Briefing 51803.19 - Season 26 The senior officers had been discussing what the computer and Holly had made of the data they had returned, and it was the group's hypothesis that at some point, a comet or meteor had hit the planet, and had possibly contained fragments from an exploding neutron star, that must have had enough acceleration and mass to escape the forming black hole. Heather and Seiben were going to Astrometrics to see if they could doe some scans of the planet to see if they could see more information about where the impact was, while August and Rue were going to discuss options with Blu. BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: :: In the conference room looking at the data and the maps of various incidents overlays STSF Seiben: ::heading to astrometrics with Heather:: Heather Jamieson: Funny, astrometrics is where I spend most of my cartography time. STSF Seiben: Hmm, interesting. Rue Wydown: Funny how these things always seemed to cause problems in the weirdest ways STSF_BluRox: (funny, I thought you spent most of that time in sickbay) STSF Seiben: (lol) Heather Jamieson: (( Rimshot )) STSF_BluRox: (NO!! Weatherman saying that perhaps we are getting more than 12...that's how he started last week....I'm going to a new channel and an better weatherman!) Heather Jamieson: :: Enters astrometrics :: STSF Seiben: (Wow, so much snow.) STSF Seiben: ::Follows Heather:: STSF_BluRox: Jax, can you see if Commander Wydown is free yet to join us? Rue Wydown: ((Suddenly I'm not so sad about our rain here)) Heather Jamieson: The biggest display on the ship :: August Jax Robinson: Of Course, is she in her office or manning the Bridge? STSF_BluRox: (( :-p STSF Seiben: Yes, it's very nice and 360 STSF_BluRox: I believe she was on a rest rotation, she should be up from her nap STSF_BluRox: and if not...that' why I have 'you' calling her..... rank does have its small privileges Heather Jamieson: :: Starts typing quickly. A globe of the planet below appears holographically:: Heather Jamieson: One can get motion sickness here... zooming in... STSF Seiben: ::watches, standing next to Heather:: Yeah, I don't doubt it. I'm fine for now. STSF_BluRox: @ Holly in Astrometrics> Come tp play with the globe? Rue Wydown: ;:yawns as she comes off the lift, glancing at the bridge crew, hoping no one saw that:: August Jax Robinson: +Rue+ Sir, are you ready to begin our work? Heather Jamieson: Just how the program starts... now we are floating above our site. STSF Seiben: The site we camped at? STSF Seiben: Hard to tell with all this foliage Heather Jamieson: It will play in a loop from the start of the scans. Rue Wydown: +Robinson+ Oi, I guess so. Where can I meet you all? ::rubs her right eye:: STSF_BluRox: Holly> ::let's her dabble so not to bruise the human's feelings:: STSF Seiben: ::nods:: All right STSF_BluRox: Jax, just ask her to join us here....:: sniffs:: Smells like Holly made us a snack:: Walks over to the replicator and picks up the plate of honey buttered toast and the pot of tea:: Heather Jamieson: Searching for substructures underground. STSF_BluRox: Oh thank the stars....I can get a cup of this before Rue orders that ....stuff she passes off as tea,.. STSF_BluRox: :: quickly pours herself a cup and moves the hot pot and trivet over to Jax STSF Seiben: ::looking at the view screen intently:: STSF_BluRox: Cardboard Jax> :: messages Rue to meet them in the conference room Rue Wydown: ::heads on in the conference room, padd under one arm, whistling a merry tune:: August Jax Robinson: +Rue+ I am in the Conference room when you are ready STSF_BluRox: (I bought an iced tea on the way home, only drank half of it, wishing it was hot tea now) Rue Wydown: ::taking a seat at the table:: I can safely report, I witness no bridge crew members sticking gum under their console. Heather Jamieson: :: Twists the display to show a cross-section :: Hmm... Too bad I'm not a geologist. August Jax Robinson: they might fall apart if fresh Gum isn't added STSF Seiben: I just drive ships and press buttons STSF_BluRox: Holly>:: sighs at the two of them:: Heather Jamieson: That worked so well for my friend Kasuga. STSF Seiben: Hm, yes. STSF_BluRox: Blu> :: sighs that the two she's with STSF_BluRox: Holly> :: turns to Heather:: Did you sleep thru her whole trial? STSF Seiben: Kasuga> ::relaxing at a beach somewhere on Earth, drinking a cocktail in a coconut cup:: STSF_BluRox: Holly> she's lucky she wasn't locked away for years Rue Wydown: I think that duct tape works better than gum STSF_BluRox: Blu> I don't even want to know.... STSF Seiben: I just have to remember not to speed Heather Jamieson: You have an interesting AI program Holly. STSF Seiben: ::Says nothing, remembers what his cousin told him about Holly:: August Jax Robinson: ::starts looking over her padd:: STSF_BluRox:Holly> I am not a program Cadet Rue Wydown: As long as I don't catch someone using washi tape on a console, I'm fine STSF Seiben: ::Space Janitor Heather:: August Jax Robinson: Holly, has anyone from the planet tried to contact us since we left? STSF_BluRox: Ok....so let's get you caught up Rue. Short guess by Holly, is the planet got hit by a meteor or comet as some point, and that she thinks from the data that was collected, that there is some evidence that perhaps some fragments from an exploding neutron star were buried in the crust upon impact Rue Wydown: That'd explain the readings we got and the weirdness. How large of an impact field was it? August Jax Robinson: ::Pulls up old scans of the are and compares them to the resent one's that were taken:: I wonder if that impact moved the planet and rotation STSF_BluRox: Holly> one second... +Jax+ Yea, same stuff from the leaders of both of the Terra forming groups, still complaining that the other side is trying to sabotage them STSF_BluRox: Jax, pull up those scan's Holly sent us of the plateau... we're guessing it mainly hit here.. :: pointing to the almost crater look of the upper plateau, and the small basins where the dam had been built and the large food storage location Heather Jamieson: An impact fragment. STSF_BluRox: Holly was unable to correlate anything to guess what the shimmering lights could be coming from Heather Jamieson: A more than normally concentration of protons. August Jax Robinson: ::Pulls up images and puts the on the mini screen in there:: Heather Jamieson: It may be reacting to natural elements in the plateau. STSF Seiben: That's a possibility. Rue Wydown: Could that possible be some sort of residual dust? Or chemical reaction in the air? STSF_BluRox: Holly> Ok, so the Admiral and the others are looking at the planet, as we've already pulled those views up....what she wanted you two to work on...is to correlate with the computer and try to determine what star went Nova , a neutron star, and most likely formed a black hole. STSF_BluRox: Holly> It will take some time and searching, but try to match the energy amplitudes, I've already have been scanning, but this needs someone’s full attention, I'm also working on some other possibilities Heather Jamieson: But what to do if that is the case? STSF_BluRox: Holly> Can you two handle it? I'd start with 'known' nova information and extrapolate from there to rule out those that do not match STSF Seiben: Ooh black hole. I'll do my best. STSF_BluRox: (don't let your work suck you in Seiben) STSF Seiben: (I'll try not to lol) STSF Seiben: (that would.. suck) STSF_BluRox: it's possible, Holly is trying to cross reference against any previous type of encounters August Jax Robinson: I think the planet might have shifted when it was hit Heather Jamieson: :: nods :: STSF_BluRox: But, what I wanted to discuss with you two.....is if we find that we do have dark matter fragments buried in the crust, is there any way to expose if and if so, will it just kill u STSF_BluRox: you STSF_BluRox: We need to figure out if they can remain here with this, is there anything that can be done about it safely, if not, anything done at all? August Jax Robinson: The ground may be contaminated as well, it might be safe to eat if it does grow STSF_BluRox: And if not, and evacuation plan, but I'm almost certain they'll just accuse us of trying to take over their planet and resources August Jax Robinson: *not STSF Seiben: ::starts search up information about the recent astrological files on this area of space::: Rue Wydown: Has anyone attempted a cleanup of a site this size? STSF_BluRox: We've got no records of this small of an amount, any evidence of larger fragments, has...well...worked its way into the mantle and core, and destroyed the planet. , we've only been able to study examples after the fact, nothing in progress. STSF_BluRox: (Search farther out Sieben, we'd not want to be in the same sector as a black hole) Heather Jamieson: :: Gets records for the planet's changes over time :: STSF Seiben: (cool, will do) STSF Seiben: ::expands his search to cover several more sectors:: Heather Jamieson: (Search your feelings, for you know it to be true) Rue Wydown: So this isn't going to be easy, is it? August Jax Robinson: is it ever easy? STSF Seiben: This should be a good range here. Rue Wydown: No, no it isn't Heather Jamieson: :: Wondering how to repair this planet... :: STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM August Jax Robinson: ::Paused::: STSF_BluRox: Good sim, let's figure out where these particles may have come from, and determine the final impact this will have on the planet STSF_BluRox: Ok, any questions bedfore we stop? Heather Jamieson: Could have been Hawking radiation. Heather Jamieson: None here.. Good to know Jax still likes me. Rue Wydown: Nothing from me August Jax Robinson: when did I say that?! STSF_BluRox: ok then..so for now, Crew Dismissed, See you all on Thursday
  6. USS REPUBLIC MISSION BRIEFING 51803.12 - Season 26 The away team has returned and are in a debriefing with the Admiral.......Rue and Jax had just brought up the power station and we are awaiting the rest of the reports. August Jax Robinson: (w) protect me Blu STSF_BluRox: (that's creepy Heather) STSF_BluRox: (Why am I envisioning you all in a Scooby Doo episode right now?) STSF Seiben: Zoinks! STSF_BluRox: (brilliant....what a great future idea!) STSF_BluRox: BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: BEGIN SIM STSF_BluRox: :: Sits back listening to Rue and Jax discussing the power plant / hydroelectric dam:: Heather Jamieson: :: Watching the progress of the computer models being created from the tricorder data. They could not get clear readings, but perhaps the computer could shed some light... :: STSF Seiben: ::watches as well and listens STSF_BluRox: I'd like to hear from each of you, what your impressions were at the dam. STSF_BluRox: Jax, please continue August Jax Robinson: ::Points as Rue talks, then brings up images:: STSF_BluRox: Any opinion Jax? Why the twisted metal every time they started it up? August Jax Robinson: I think the system should have been maintained better. but with the work we did, as long as they keep it up August Jax Robinson: it should last STSF Seiben: I agree, maintenance issues aside the dam seemed to be well constructed. STSF_BluRox: What did you do at the dam to correct the issue? It was my understanding that you were observing August Jax Robinson: I think they had a weak metal, it is natural that it would need to be replaced with a stringer STSF_BluRox: But why every time they started it up, the new turbines would bend as well? August Jax Robinson: they used the best the planet could make STSF_BluRox: Quite the puzzle STSF_BluRox: ::turned to Heather and the newer Seiben...it was hard to get past the family resemblance , nearly identical to one of his predecessors:: Tell me about what you found up on the plateau? STSF_BluRox: (oh wtf.... weatherman is now saying we might get 24"....3 days ago, it was 3-6"...grrr) Heather Jamieson: The readings were off the charts for a tricorder, but I think with the ship scanning and our local devices scanning we should be able to create a clearer picture. But we are only scratching the surface, literally. Preliminary data suggests activity below the surface. STSF Seiben: We found abnormal readings coming from the lakes there; a high amount of electromagnetic readings. August Jax Robinson: ((umm, this is my 3rd Nor'easter. we can't keep up with the tree branches! our cherry picker is sidelined because she is a 1994/1992)) STSF Seiben: (oooh) August Jax Robinson: ((FYI, the truck and Boom might not be the same age)) STSF_BluRox: (3rd in 12 days here.... but they are sort of normal for us here) STSF Seiben: We weren't able to pinpoint the exact source of these readings before we left, but I imagine it is what's causing all the electrical interference. STSF_BluRox: Heather, what did you find about the readings...I know Holly mentioned that she sent some information to Rue to inform the team. She will be joining us shortly, she's investigating another lead and wants to have all her data together before she joins us Heather Jamieson: Very erratic, highly energetic. I'd not want to remain there long. I believe the source may be underground. August Jax Robinson: it was a long hike STSF Seiben: That it was Heather Jamieson: There is so much interference that real-time analysis is not really possible. STSF_BluRox: So, can I have a hypothesis from you all, as to what you think it might me? STSF_BluRox: (sorry, had to pop into the lobby to help someone new) Heather Jamieson: A geological anomaly centered at that plateau due to underground rare element structures energized by... I'm not certain. Could be the work they are doing here. Geological activity... STSF Seiben: It seems really a large source to be manmade, though I wouldn't discount the possibility. I would assume its some sort of electrical field or geological phenomena August Jax Robinson: I think it might be something kind of vibration, like area's that have those sounds from no where in places August Jax Robinson: there is no sound that we can hear, it might not be something we can pick up... yet Heather Jamieson: Dilithium deposits...? STSF_BluRox: What of the ...sparkling lights that they were describing. Did you get a chance to observe and record the phenomenon? STSF_BluRox: (Welcome Suvok) August Jax Robinson: We did see them, it was amazing STSF Seiben: The lights could be an electrical aura similar to the auroras on Earth's poles Suvok: (Thank you, BluRox.) Heather Jamieson: Very low to the ground Seiben STSF_BluRox: ::looks down at her Padd noticing that Holly had just sent some files to review:: STSF Seiben: Yes, but the electrical field is underground as you suggest, then I suppose it could be possible... but then again, you're the scientist not me. STSF_BluRox: Ah, one moment..... got some information: transfers the file to be shown on the larger screen. STSF Seiben: but if the electrical...* August Jax Robinson: ::Looks over the readings:: STSF Seiben: ::looks at the screen:: STSF_BluRox: Holly had noted that there had been some anomalous readings that on a much smaller scale, almost appeared similar to what would be seen from the energy or debris from an exploding neutron star.... Did you factor any of that into your information and hypothesis? ACTION :: brings up a holoimage of the plateau the team had just visited. From orbit, it can be seen that it is not just a plateau, but actually a crater upon a mountaintop, but not like a volcano. Heather Jamieson: No, but I can. The computer will have to take some time with it. STSF_BluRox: Holly is already working on it, she had assumed you took the information you had been sent to factor it into your observations. Heather Jamieson: I was correlating the tricorder data with the ship's sensors. STSF_BluRox: Holly> ::: activates the viewer and shows up on their screens:: I've been going through the data and the information that the team collected. it is my best hypothesis, that a few small fragments from a neutron star implosion, may have made their way here by the power of the blast. Typically, most matter would have been recaptured by the resultant black hole being formed, however, it is not uncommon that a stray bit may escape. STSF_BluRox: Holly> If this indeed what the issue is, these people may have a problem. It may be that those small fragments by nature of their density and general nature, are most likely working their way down into the planet and may be the cause of the electromagnetic disturbances. August Jax Robinson: isn't that what I said? STSF_BluRox: Blu> Holly, keep investigating, I'll have the team factor in this new information and see what they come up iwth. STSF_BluRox: Alright, while Holly works on that.... what impact on the colonist could this have, and on the terraforming project in general? STSF_BluRox: Anyone? August Jax Robinson: it could destroy the planet Heather Jamieson: As they scale up projects it could become a greater problem. STSF_BluRox: That is a distinct possibility STSF Seiben: Yes, I'd imagine the more they dig, the bigger the electromagnetic disturbance gets STSF_BluRox: I think it also relates back to the bent turbines at the dam. Not shoddy workmanship, but electromagentic issues STSF Seiben: ::nods:: STSF_BluRox: Heather, Seiben, I'd like for you both to head to Astrometrics and discuss this with Holly. Heather Jamieson: Understood. STSF Seiben: Yes sir STSF_BluRox: Jax, I want you and Rue to discuss the colonist issue with me. Do we need to evacuate? If they refuse, do we make them leave or are we forced to let them be? August Jax Robinson: I think if they keep on drilling yeah, they are going to go boom STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM STSF_BluRox: PAUSE SIM August Jax Robinson: ::Paused::: STSF_BluRox: Ok, great job tonight being a bit on the light side. Made some progress on what is going on, but now have to work to figure out what to do about it, and what 'are' those strange sparkling lights?! STSF_BluRox: Any questions or comments before we end tonight? STSF_BluRox: (Oh...and say hello to Suvok, who stopped in to watch the sim, and I believe is a new member?) STSF Seiben: Hey Suvok: (I am Indeed. I am watching to learn of how the roleplay functions.) STSF_BluRox: It's pretty easy, you are welcome to stop by our Romulan game on Thursday night if you like as well, and Seiben has a weekend game he runs as well STSF_BluRox: Also, if you look at he drop down menu at the top of the screen, on the help tab, the drop down menu will take you to Walking and Talking, it will detail how we talk and type to indicate conversation vs actions STSF_BluRox: There are games most nights during the week, feel free to drop in and watch how they go. We are open to new crew so if you are interested, stop back again and we can discuss letting you try playing on a trial basis to see if you like it or not STSF_BluRox: Ok, and I know some of you have to work in the morning, so let's wrap this up for tonight. STSF_BluRox: Crew Dismissed. See you Thursday on the Talon
  7. 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!!
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. 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
  13. 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!!
  14. 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
  15. 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