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Old 05-23-2020, 04:32 PM
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Episode 2 - A Call in the Dark

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The Opening Sequence The crew has been assigned to conduct system surveys on the edge of Federation space in the Alpha Quadrant, near the edge of the Beta Quadrant. Due to the former troubles with the Klingon Empire, and the constant and foreboding threat from the Romulans this area of space has long been neglected by the Federation, due to higher priorities elsewhere. However with the current shifts in political climate, mostly due to the ongoing threat of the Dominion as well as rumors of trouble in the Klingon Empire, this area of space may hold some important information yet to be discovered.

It has, however, been slow going and everyone is growing restless. The work isn’t simply normal, it is monotonous. No interesting planets, planetoids, or astronomical phenomena have been observed, it is a simple binary star system with minimal interesting planets; not even a prewarp civilization.

Finally the last planet in this system has been catalogued, scanned, and has become a footnote in the Federation repository of mostly uninteresting planets that may warrant further study for some reason or another that some other scientist may be able to devise from the preliminary data.

That’s four systems scanned three more to go.

Mr. Reno, you have your course, let’s take us out of the system nice and easy and then take us to the next system, Warp six.

Captain Solan stands from his chair before turning to the Andorian second in command, Mr. ch'Rannir, you have the bridge. Captain Solan’s pronunciation of the Andorian’s name suggests that in his past he must have studied Andorian language and culture, not surprising for a Vulcan.

OoCYou are currently surveying planets, please describe where you’re character is what they are doing right now. Examples: Eating in the mess hall, playing cards, in a turbolift on their way for a secret rendezvous, piloting the ship, ect…
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Oh, he remembers this part. That a lot of what Starfleet does is surprisingly boring. Ultimately he was fine with that, meant a lot of people made it home after their tours of duty. Better then the alternative, especially now with aggression with the Dominion ramping up and whatever happened to Voyager.

To set the course he barely even has to think about it, he grew up with controls like this after all.

"Aye Sir, En route now." he gives the captain with a snap and a roll of the neck. When the Captain was off the bridge he sees an oppurtunity.

"Commander, while we're in between systems I was was wondering if I could have a quick word?" he asks politely but perhaps not entirely formally.

"I'd like to formally request a promotion and a bunk transfer on the grounds of biological incompatibility with my bunkmate. Don't get me wrong, I like Crewman Sanx - but he's a Denobulan. Sleep schedule issues." he gives with a little chuckle. Six to eight hours of sleep a day versus a single hibernation cycle of about 4 days a year.

"Between you, me, and the bulkheads - kind of hoping for my own quarters. Figure that'll take some work to swing though." he gives with a bit of a smirk and clearly not really caring about who overhears this part at least.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:24 PM
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Ensign Charly JamesEnsign James wipes the sweat from her brow with the already damp sleeve of her uniform.

There. That's the last of the samples.


Her time in sickbay thus far has been almost uneventful, broken only by Lt. Howe's twisted ankle from playing Parisi Squares and a couple of mild and entirely rudimentary injuries. Much of her time has been acclimating herself to the layout of the infirmary and checking all of the med kits stationed throughout the ship.

Not to mention these cultures. Seventeen hours' over three days so I can start synthesizing analgesics in a couple of weeks.

She's also had plenty of time to explore the Ophiuchus. They have a small lounge, and she isn't sure yet what the veterans call the place; but tongue-in-cheek, she has come to call it the "Slither Inn" those few times she has enjoyed a synthale with her shipmates. With a sigh, she heads back out into the hall and soon finds herself back in the quarters she shares with Ensign Maro, with only a brief stop at one of the communal replicators for some supper.
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Lieutenant Kai quickly agonize from boredom and disappeared in one of her workshop after the first system was surveyed. Showing up only to make her daily round on the bridge and engineering, she is not seen a lot by the crew. Naomi's passion is more for her many projects and research she is running onboard. She doesn't have time for friends or mate, dreaming of creating a new generation of warp drive that will put into oblivion current technologies.

Wearing her uniform pants and a tank top exposing her shoulders and arms, her hair are attached in a ponytail for practicality. Naomi is working hard on her simulations with the computer. Focus, she didn't talk to anybody for hours.


 
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Thrak accepted Reno's request with a longsuffering smile. To be honest, he wasn't sure whether he should be happy the crew was becoming comfortable with him or annoyed at the lack of decorum on the bridge. "It's a small ship, Mr. Reno. Private quarters are for senior officers. Rank, as they say, has it privileges. And I can't go reassigning quarters for every dispute between roommates. In the short term, perhaps you could have a discussion with Crewman Sanx. If you're serious about the promotion, though, come see me when we're not on bridge duty. There are avenues open for enlisted personnel looking for a commission." Trusting that would close the matter, at least for now, he returned to his PADD containing crew reports. All very routine, nothing to catch his interest.

In truth, Thrak's minds was elsewhere, and had been for a while, ever since the news they had gotten after their last mission. The Dominion attack was bad enough, but his focus was on the loss of the Voyager. At first, his primary concern was the impact on crew morale and discipline; anything involving the Maquis always threatened to be a powder keg of clashing opinions, which was rarely good for starship operations. All the more now that a Starfleet ship had gone missing on an action against them. Those who opposed the Maquis would blame them, while those who sympathized would consider the loss the fault of ill-conceived actions against people who were not truly their enemy. The news had hit home, however, when he saw the Voyager's crew manifest, including Lieutenant Tuvok. The Vulcan had been one of Thrak's instructors at the academy, and although he had been a harsh taskmaster, he had great respect for the man. Odd to think that he now outranked his former teacher. If anyone can survive the Badlands, professor, it's you. Good luck out there.



 
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"Oh, there's no dispute. The guy even knows how to play Tongo. I just need to sleep at least 6 hours a night and he hibernates once a year." he gives with a smirk, a tweek at his station for a smooth ride.

"Aye, sir. Later."

Truth is, he had an idea or two along the line of those avenues already but he could read a room. He grew up on Starfleet starships, he knows a thing or two about the regs. He just also got used to finding ways to bend them a little.
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Akellem RasPlanetary survey work wasn’t usually considered one of the more exciting assignments for a starship. Most people went into Starfleet with visions of making first contact with new civilizations, defending the Federation against implacable foes, or something similarly glamorous. And while Ras wasn’t exactly beyond such ambitions, he also revelled in simple studies like this one. The worlds they were studying might seem “ordinary”, but to a scientist, there was simply no such thing. Every planet had something unique or unusual about it, it simply took a skilled eye to find it.

To that end, the Ophiuchus’s science officer worked in one of the ship’s science labs, reviewing data from the previous system while they made their way to the next. One planet had an unusual concentration of methane in the atmosphere with no immediately apparent cause. Another showed signs of “primordial soup” that might produce monocellular lifeforms sometime in the next several millennia. Ras carefully noted all this in a report to be sent on to Starfleet. None of this would exactly have him in the running for a Zee-Magnees Prize, but it was adding to the Federation’s overall knowledge of the universe, and he considered it important work.
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Dial 9 for an Outside Line The ship had just come out of warp in the Abassa system when the entire ship rocks back and forth, causing electrical conduits to explode at the communications station on the bridge. Throughout the ship lights and panels flicker, and systems go offline for a brief period, the damage is in no way localized and areas around the ship begin to send reports – flooding the first officers comm, while ‘Captain’ Jack does everything he can to straighten the ship out and try not to lose their current bearings as the ship was jostled like a ship in a jar being tossed across a room.

Ensign Charly James was on her way to her quarters to review crew rosters which she hadn’t been afforded until she came aboard when she found herself shaking in the Turbolift which then powered down, as a safety precaution. However, with a heavy sigh, she realized that power hadn’t been instantly restored and she now found herself trapped in the Turbolift.

Lt. Naomi Kai had been tinkering with one of her many failed inventions in main engineering while she allowed her competent crew to see to the day to day of the keeping the engine running. After the problems they had had in the nebula she had practically scrubbed the entire engine herself in Starbase while the level four diagnostic removed any lingering damage which may have been caused by the starform entities. Unfortunately, whatever just happened that caused the ship to suffer extreme turbulence also effected the engines causing a sudden loss in power across the grid causing multiple system failures throughout the ship. Engineers were already running in every direction around Engineering – but they had a lot to handle and only a few engineers currently on duty.

Akellem Ras was working alone in a science lab when the massive disruption to the ships systems occurred. Lucjily he had been able to keep himself stable by grabbing a lab bench. Unluckily, there was a jar of some unknown compound which fell from a shelf, shattering on the floor. The contents of the jar slowly began to vaporize filling the room with a noxious red gas which began causing instant pain to Ras’s lungs – a burning stinging sensation which made breathing very difficult.

OoC Akellem Ras has suffered 3 stress and is struggling to breathe.
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The pilot's reflexes are honed from experience to try to get the ship back under control, a few words escaping from his breath that seemed to be swears in the native languages of multiple species. He doesn't have to be told either from his old days as a captain himself. Shields up, Sensors out.

"Is everyone alright? And did anyone catch what that was?" he asks out loud to nobody in particular and hoping to get the answers himself as they try to get to that part of the mystery.

Because if it was an attack, Running is a distinct possibility. Worked for him very well.
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Akellem Ras"Kosst!"

Ras’s throat burned as the Bajoran expletive ran past his lips. His first instinct was to flee the room, but he couldn’t risk exposing the rest of the ship to the gas until he knew more. Coughing, he managed to stumble to an equipment rack on a wall and grab a tricorder. Flipping it open, he ran a scan with one hand while the other slapped his combadge. "Akellem to bridge. I have a hazmat situation in science lab 3, need immediate assistance. " He was interrupted by a string of coughs. "...Make that emergency transport. To sickbay. " He stared at the tricorder, hoping it’d be able to identify whatever he was choking on, both for damage control teams and the medical staff.
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Dial 9 for an Outside Line Akellem Ras quickly looked for a tricorder to scan the strange red gas, and the tricorder easily identified the compound as Xenon tetrabromide, a sample taken from one of the words they had cataloged earlier – the gas had been found venting from the surface of the planet, and had shown to have some unique characteristics.

The compound while inert in metals and glass is highly reactive to rubbers, plastics, and elastomers, and can is also highly hygroscopic.

OoC That should give you plenty to think about – please give everyone else a chance to post before you continue, this is all happening simultaneously.
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CMO Charly JamesThe lights flash briefly then fail and Charly lurches violently with the sudden rocking of the ship. Almost in slow motion, the PADD drops from her grasp and hits the floor of the turbolift, tumbling end over end until it lies flat beside the wall. She grabs the railing to keep herself more or less upright, and she holds on for dear life until the shuddering stops. Sweat is beading on her forehead and she is gasping for breath, but only for a moment.

"Deck 4." "Bridge." Nothing but the red emergency lights and without main power, there is probably little chance of simply beaming out of the turbolift. "Charly James to engineering." Still nothing.

Got to try something else. Must be a way to get this door open… Where are those manual overrides?


A voice over the comm interrupts her train of thought. Oh... it must have taken a few seconds for the backups to engage.

"Emergency transport to medbay!"

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Naomi burst out of her lab wearing a tank top, excited that something finally came up. Rushing into the engineering deck with a smile on her face. - " SITREP? Everybody calm down and carry on. One thing at a time. " Getting her hands dirty with that grin on her face, she focuses on Naomi Result: 1 (critical success) and 2 (Success)fixing the cause of the issue before it continues spreading while her team focuses on the symptoms.

Communicating with the bridge first to reassure the crew, she gives a few highlights about their situation. - " Bridge, I think I found the source of the issue... "

Naomi notices that the CMO is communicating with engineering. She was about to ignore the ensign but decided to answer when she sees the team is too busy to answer. - " Here's LT Kai, what's going in medbay? "


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"Red alert, shields up!" The words came out of Thrak's mouth on pure instinct, before he fully processed what exactly was happening. A flood of reports came across the com, all of which told him little more than that the damage was spread consistently throughout the ship. So soon after the incident with the Nox, he couldn't help but fear the worst. Fortunately, it seemed most systems were still up and running, for now anyway.

Upon receiving the message from their new science officer, he gestured to the officer at the ops station. "Beam Lt. Akellem to sickbay, and seal off Science Lab 2."

He then tapped his combadge to respond to the hail from engineering. "Give me what you have, Lieutenant."


 
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Dial 9 for an Outside Line Jack managed to straighten out the ship, as shields went up and the Red alert klaxon began blaring.

Charly James was still trapped in the lift, she tried to force the turbolift doors open, but the safety mechanism was locked in place, she must still be somewhere between decks.

Lt. Kai and her team managed to patch together the engine room with relative ease, though they would need to deal with the longer term damage later on, at least they were no longer losing power and they could reroute emergency power where it was necessary, though there was more damage still elsewhere throughout the ship.

The XO was looking over the damage reports – luckily the engine room was already being repaired by the Lt., but there was also massive damage to the communications array, and the ongoing medical emergency. They could initiate a site-to-site emergency transport but it would be risky without knowing if the transporters had been damaged in anyway – it was a risk, but how bad was the contaminant? In the meantime a forcefield was erected around the science room to prevent any contamination.

Akellem found himself still coughing in the room, the red gas beginning to dissipate. He heard the emergency containment protocol go off keeping the poisonous gas in, but also keeping Akellem locked inside.

OoC If Akellem stays in the room next round you risk more damage.
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