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  1. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #998, STARDATE 51808.13 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. Sci and Eng have discovered that the focus of the energy disruption is fixed in space, not on the surface of the moon. It soon became calm on Titan, as its orbit moved it out of the destructive energy. A9 and a Security detail are in the dome to help coordinate the relief effort and the ship stayed at the energy nexus, trying to discover the source and figure some way to defuse or redirect it before Titan returns to it. Sci runs tests on an ice chunk from Saturn's rings and discover the disruption is made of Anti-Verterons, making this the termination of a quantum wormhole, but anchored where? = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #998, STARDATE 51808.13 = /\ =
  2. Open Personal Log, Admiral Atragon-9, USS Manticore, NCC-5852-A, Stardate 51808.12, Password ********* {{whirr, click}} I guess it helps to have a direct line to the pre-alpha testing for technology that no one should know about - or probably ever use. Of course, it's also important to have the ears (and brains) of the Special Ops Science and Engineering divisions, so they could dumb down all the wonders to Admiral-dummy speak. I was talking to these directorates and there is a crazy idea that they floated. Heh-heh, "floated," that's funny - but I'm getting ahead of myself. We needed a fast way to protect the Titan dome, when it cycles back into danger just 16 days after the danger passed. Sure, the official story is a massive evacuation, but that was more to ease the panic of the population. There is no way to evacuate all of these people in time - not to mention the valuable societal distinctions that is the oldest domed colony in all of Starfleet. So we all started to talk alternatives. Seismic disruption generates an "S Wave" and if the structures on the ground cannot withstand the shaking, they are damaged or destroyed. In the late 20th Century on Earth, a technology was developed called a Tuned Mass Dampener. A TMD is basically a huge weight that is attached to buildings and set to counteract the motions of the quake. This helped some large buildings at the time, but was very impractical, with some TMDs reaching weights of almost 1,000 tons as the buildings got larger and larger. In the mid-21st Century, the old NASA, Starfleet's predecessor, came up with something called the LOX Dampener, which was a kind of Disruptive Tuned Mass. The DTM was a container of liquid that can be tuned to the same frequency of the S Wave, not to try and counteract it. This was successful for countering vibrations on large rockets and even found its way into ground-based architecture by the 22nd Century. The great advantage of the DTM is that even a relatively small amount of liquid could offset the shaking. The last piece of this puzzle is that seismic activity can create something known traditionally as Earthquake Liquefaction. It can literally turn dirt, sand, really just the ground into a soupy liquid and then cause secondary damage to structures that could be worse than the seismic shifts themselves. Remember that Titan, being among the original domes, was never built for movement or relocation. There are anchor pylons and foundation systems that root it deep into the surface of Titan and this is helping to cause tertiary damage as the planetoid itself helps disrupt the dome structurally. Right, so here's the crazy part. We aren't going to wait for the quake to turn the ground to mud, we are going to create Liquefaction in a controlled procedure and then turn the biggest lake in the sector into a DTM. This means the dome will simply ... float on it's back. This way, the damage to the structure and its soft, fleshy innards, will be greatly reduced. Of course, we need to insure the Liquefaction is performed neatly, all at the same time and in conjunction with the severing of the anchor pylons - AND we have to keep Lake Titan in a liquid state to affect its transformation to a quivering DTM. This is why the Prometheus is in orbit along with the other specialized ships. If all goes as planned, we will make the system's biggest swimming pool just hours before the shaking begins and we can all ride it out, keeping our back arched. Or the Liquefaction will fail and the dome will crack and everyone will die. Or the Liquefaction will work and the dome will sink into the soup and everyone will die. Or the dome will float in the liquefied Titan goo and we cannot match the vibration frequency and the liquid will amplify the shaking and everyone will die. :: Chuckle :: Right and *I'M* the guy they want as the next Governer?? I think their brains have liquefied! EOM, EOT {{Whurr, Cluck }}
  3. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #997, STARDATE 51808.06 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. Sci and Eng have discovered that the focus of the energy disruption is fixed in space, not on the surface of the moon. It soon became calm on Titan, as its orbit moved it out of the destructive energy. A9 and a Security detail are in the dome to help coordinate the relief effort and the ship stayed at the energy nexus, trying to discover the source and figure some way to defuse or redirect it before Titan returns to it. Sci wants to test with a larger piece of matter, so the ship is pulling in an ice chunk from Saturn's rings and Kansas is finally out of Sickbay, but "handcuffed" to Dr. Chalice. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #997, STARDATE 51808.06 = /\ = 180806.log
  4. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #997, STARDATE 51808.06 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. Sci and Eng have discovered that the focus of the energy disruption is fixed in space, not on the surface of the moon. It soon became calm on Titan, as its orbit moved it out of the destructive energy. A9 and a Security detail are in the dome to help coordinate the relief effort and the ship stayed at the energy nexus, trying to discover the source and figure some way to defuse or redirect it before Titan returns to it. Sci wants to test with a larger piece of matter, so the ship is pulling in an ice chunk from Saturn's rings and Kansas is finally out of Sickbay, but "handcuffed" to Dr. Chalice. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #997, STARDATE 51808.06 = /\ =
  5. Today is the 16th anniversary of the founding of STSF! But I'm still not gonna buy it a car!!
  6. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #997, STARDATE 51807.30 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. Sci and Eng have discovered that the focus of the energy disruption is fixed in space, not on the surface of the moon. It soon became calm on Titan, as its orbit moved it out of the destructive energy. A9 and a Security detail are in the dome to help coordinate the relief effort and the ship stayed at the energy nexus, trying to discover the source and figure some way to defuse or redirect it before Titan returns to it. Sci wants to test with a larger piece of matter, so the ship is pulling in an ice chunk from Saturn's rings and Kansas is finally out of Sickbay, but "handcuffed" to Dr. Chalice. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #997, STARDATE 51807.30 = /\ =
  7. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #996, STARDATE 51807.23 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. We arrived in time to see part of the moon's surface break off and fly away! Sci and Eng have discovered that the focus of the energy disruption is fixed in space, not on the surface of the moon. It soon became calm on Titan, as it continued its orbit out of the destructive energy. A9 and a Security detail are on Titan to hep coordinate the relief effort and the ship is staying at the energy nexus, trying to discover the source, the power, and figure some way to defuse or redirect it before Titan returns to this spot in space, as it does every 16 days. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #996, STARDATE 51807.23 = /\ = 180723.log
  8. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #996, STARDATE 51807.23 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. We arrived in time to see part of the moon's surface break off and fly away! Sci and Eng have discovered that the focus of the energy disruption is fixed in space, not on the surface of the moon. It soon became calm on Titan, as it continued its orbit out of the destructive energy. A9 and a Security detail are on Titan to hep coordinate the relief effort and the ship is staying at the energy nexus, trying to discover the source, the power, and figure some way to defuse or redirect it before Titan returns to this spot in space, as it does every 16 days. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #996, STARDATE 51807.23 = /\ =
  9. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #996, STARDATE 51807.23 = /\ = The Manticore was called to Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. We arrived in time to see part of the moon's surface break off and fly away! Sci and Eng have discovered that the focus of the energy disruption is fixed in space, not on the surface of the moon. It soon became calm on Titan, as it continued its orbit out of the destructive energy. A9 and a Security detail are on Titan to hep coordinate the relief effort and the ship is staying at the energy nexus, trying to discover the source, the power, and figure some way to defuse or redirect it before Titan returns to this spot in space, as it does every 16 days. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #996, STARDATE 51807.23 = /\ =
  10. "It's just weird, y'know?" A9 is sitting with his cousin, Ian Shoales, grabbing a quick lunch while awaiting the operations report from the USS Prometheus, one of the five support ships the Federation sent to Titan to join the Manticore in relief efforts. "I know I'm from here and I know I still have some family ties back here :: motioning gently to Ian :: but what is this cult of personality I walked into? :: Ian finishes his bite of food and gives his cousin a smirk :: "C'mon, Atty, did you really think you could just show up on Titan and no one would notice you? No one would acknowledge the hometown boy makes good as a Starfleet Admiral? No one would immediately gravitate to you for attention and direction?? Not a chance, bub." "Heck, the Colony Committee has always had a soft spot for our family, why do you think I was given interim Governor after Chelton went down the gravity well to Mother Earth, in search of fame and fortune - or maybe just fortune. That guy always had a personal agenda that ran in tandem with his colonial duties and people noticed. They came to me to put a clean and shiny face on governing since they knew our family was crazy enough to want to help for the sake of helping. I told them I still have my own business to run, so I could just be an interim chief. So, they put me in place 2 months ago and then the ground starting to melt away last week and suddenly I'm in the middle of a family reunion. Your career was watched by a lot of folks around here and then you drop in unexpected - but not unwanted." :: A9 finishes inhaling his meal and checks his PADD to find out when they have to get back on the call with the Captains of the relief effort :: "Well now I'm feeling bad, like I'm a distraction or side show. We just need to organize these ships and find out when Manticore is returning, to bolster our capacity. Captain McFly and Admiral Sovak explained their theory on why they were staying with the lagrange point where the energy output was focused - the one that was right under the dome just a few days ago. I hope they're right and I hope they can figure out how to keep that energy source from waiting for us to get back to it in another 10 days." :: Ian sits back, finishing his drink and enjoying the relative calm before they head back into the command center :: "I have faith in your crew, just like the people here have faith in you, borne out with how much you have organized in the past few days alone." :: A9 tries to wave that off, but gets started down by Ian :: I could not have done all this without you and we both know this still won't be enough if the seismic anomalies return. Not only have you mobilized and inspired the people, you also - let's be honest - distract them from their woes with your persona, your sense of glamour and leadership" :: he raises his voice and speaks faster, to speak over any complaints or false modesty from A9 :: "Look, call it what you will, it has helped calm folks down and got them working for the common goals and not spinning in a panic, so it's a good 'Cult.' But really, what I don't understand is where you fit on that ship of yours. You're not the CO or XO any longer, you're just an... extra Admiral? I'm sorry to be so blunt, but do they need you onboard?" :: A9 moves from modesty to full blush and right into indignation in a matter of a few seconds :: "I am vital to the ship's... the uhmm, the morale?, no the efficiency... the, uhh " :: Ian jumps in right away :: "Exactly - this is my question. I'm sure you're important on your ship... or you were - hey if your cousin can't slap you with the truth, who can? So here's the deal - I'm done with this job. It is nothing I ever wanted to do and definitely not on a long-term basis. The folks around here are loving you, what you stand for and how you get feldercarb done. So, you do the math - and go talk to the Prometheus. I have a meeting with the CO's of the Copernicus, Yellowstone, Melbourne and Drake. They need a little more softening up before you come in for the 'kill' Alright, cuz, lunchtime is over, let's get back to work.
  11. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #995, STARDATE 51807.16 = /\ = The Manticore is in orbit at Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. We are here to help evacuate inhabitants. We arrived just in time to see part of the moon's surface break off and fly away! Sci and Eng have discovered that the focus of the energy disruption is fixed in space, not on the surface of Titan. This means it will soon become calm on the moon again, as Titan orbits out of the destructive energy. This will give us sixteen days to figure out what is really going on before the orbit brings the planetoid back into trouble again. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #995, STARDATE 51807.16 = /\ = 180716.log
  12. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #995, STARDATE 51807.16 = /\ = The Manticore is in orbit at Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. We are here to help evacuate inhabitants. We arrived just in time to see part of the moon's surface break off and fly away! Sci and Eng have discovered that the focus of the energy disruption is fixed in space, not on the surface of Titan. This means it will soon become calm on the moon again, as Titan orbits out of the destructive energy. This will give us sixteen days to figure out what is really going on before the orbit brings the planetoid back into trouble again. = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #995, STARDATE 51807.16 = /\ =
  13. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #994, STARDATE 51807.09 = /\ = The Manticore is in orbit at Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. We are here to help evacuate inhabitants. We arrived just in time to see part of the moon's surface break off and fly away! Sci and Eng are trying to figure out what is causing this destruction while Security and Ops try and organize an orderly evacuation (knowing we can't save everyone) = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #994, STARDATE 51807.09 = /\ = 180709.log
  14. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #994, STARDATE 51807.09 = /\ = The Manticore is in orbit at Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. We are here to help evacuate inhabitants. We arrived just in time to see part of the moon's surface break off and fly away! Sci and Eng are trying to figure out what is causing this destruction while Security and Ops try and organize an orderly evacuation (knowing we can't save everyone) = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #994, STARDATE 51807.09 = /\ =
  15. = /\ = USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #994, STARDATE 51807.02 = /\ = The Manticore is in orbit at Titan in its capacity as a support and clean up craft due to extreme seismic activity. We are here to help evacuate inhabitants. We arrived just in time to see part of the moon's surface break off and fly away! Sci and Eng are trying to figure out what is causing this destruction while Security and Ops try and organize an orderly evacuation (knowing that we cannot save all) = /\ = END USS MANTICORE BRIEFING #994, STARDATE 51807.02 = /\ =