Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Feb 17 21:16:59 2016 on (irc)

(21:16:59) The topic for #ST_MissionRoom1 is: =/\= Star Trek: Engage Mission Room 1 =/\=
(21:16:59) Topic for #ST_MissionRoom1 set by GM_James!james@ at 11:22:06 on 11/16/2015
(21:16:59) mode (+o VAdmBlackthorne) by ChanServ
(21:17:11) mode (+vvv CSO_LCdr_Wright ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr MED_Ens_DrSlade) by VAdmBlackthorne
(21:17:12) mode (+vvv SCI_LtJG_TLira TAC_2LT_Randen XO_Capt_TKirr) by VAdmBlackthorne
(21:18:16) NAV_Cdr_Harper [] entered the room.
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(21:20:47) GM_James is now known as CMO_Cmdr_Kymar
(21:22:03) mode (+v NAV_Cdr_Harper) by VAdmBlackthorne
(21:23:15) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:23:17) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:23:19) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:23:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Let's look at the most recent date!
(21:24:00) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: calls up the final dated entry on the computer, which clicks and whirrs, grinding as if painful :: CSO: Already there.
(21:24:40) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: coordinates with the shuttle to get the transporter lock back, sending instructions to the shuttle for location and maximum transporter gain ::
(21:24:43) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Beams of light shoot out from the computer, to every single living person in the room.
(21:25:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: shields her eyes reflexively ::
(21:25:18) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Starts scanning the beam of light pointed at him with the tricorder::
(21:25:43) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::turns with his tricorder in hand, scanning the pedestal:: Self: This never ends well.
(21:25:44) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: flinches as the light hits her ::
(21:25:48) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The light beams move up and down each person, as if... scanning them.
(21:26:14) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Closes his eye, and tries to remain calm.::
(21:26:37) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::taps at his tricorder, eyes flicking between it and the computer:: All: It's some sort of biological scanner.
(21:26:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: tries to work out why accessing a log entry would trigger this response ::
(21:26:42) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: notes the scan-like pattern to the light, and thinks this is possibly not good...but there's nowhere to go ::
(21:26:46) VAdmBlackthorne: :: pacing on the bridge while waiting for news ::
(21:27:14) VAdmBlackthorne: SEC_1Lt_Syvek> :: manually moving some rocks, disintegrating others, at the direction of an engineer ::
(21:27:47) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: loves being scanned by alien lights, just loves it ::
(21:28:15) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The computer makes a happy da-DING! noise and the lights cease.
(21:28:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Room: There may be ... countermeasures when it sees something unexpected. :: super good at stating the obvious ::
(21:29:05) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: the shuttle pilot has either just woken up or is simply slow on the uptake, as he seems to be struggling to... ah, there it went. The link is active. Now, to get the lock ::
(21:29:11) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Everyone's vision fades to white...
(21:29:19) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Opens his eyes again, and looks around the room.:: All: Maybe it's haunted? ::Chuckles.::
(21:29:43) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ALL:Um I cant see
(21:29:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: suppresses primal panic that floods her body when her limbic system decides OMG WE R BLYND ::
(21:30:17) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::calmly switches his tricorder to tactile input, doing a quick biological scan on himself::
(21:30:25) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: blinks in confusion :: ALL: Neither can I...
(21:31:08) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: All: Stay calm. Your eyesight is fine, it seems like...::mutters something about the stupid tactile interface::...our eyesight is just being overriden? Perhaps it was calibrating some sensory equipment with that beam.
(21:31:20) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Focuses his mind, closing his eyes again, trying to sense the surroundings of any presence.::
(21:31:51) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> ...And slowly fades back into the sight of a city in crisis. Alarms are sounding, but there are orderly processions of tall, thin, purple skinned beings, that seem to be lining up on cue from their handheld communication devices.
(21:32:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All: Maybe it was a video log entry. :: chuckles awkwardly ::
(21:32:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Self: Oh, I was right.
(21:32:16) TAC_2LT_Randen: I'm blinded... :: Feels around in front of him as he moves about the room slowly. ::
(21:32:35) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: starts at the new sights and sounds, but with Kymar's warning remains calm and understands that she must be seeing a vision and goes with it ::
(21:32:44) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Everyone's perceptions are altered as well, being able to see past the normal visual spectrum into ultraviolet and infrared.
(21:32:50) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::"looks" around:: CSO: Seems so. It's a hell of a lot more....real, than seeing a video log.
(21:33:09) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: holds up a hand in front of her, finds that it's purple and has three digits ::
(21:33:15) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::reaches out for one of the buildings nearby to see if his hand will go through::
(21:33:21) NAV_Cdr_Harper: All: We seem to be... participants as well.
(21:33:42) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::jumps a little at seeing his prettily-colours appendage, but still performs the test::
(21:33:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks down at herself for confirmation :: All: Well .... perhaps we'd better get in line?
(21:33:49) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Reaches towards a purple being to see if they are corporeal or holographic::
(21:34:28) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Sounds are fuller as well, with frequencies above and below the normal range of hearing available to you. All attempts to interact with matter find it to be solid, or at least, your brain thinks it is.
(21:35:01) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: checks to see if she's holding a communication device as well ::
(21:35:05) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: looks down at the electronic device in her other hand, able to read the text on it much more quickly than usual :: CSO: This says to wait my turn.
(21:35:11) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::feels at the solid wall with a pleasurable smile:: All: It looks like our bodies are being tricked into receiving sensory input, not just our eyes. Be careful though, just in case your real body walks into a wall.
(21:35:26) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> And you can all read and understand the text and voices around you.
(21:36:13) MED_Ens_DrSlade: All: Not just the walls, the beings are solid as well. You will feel as if you are in contact with them.
(21:36:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: Mine too. I wonder if I can get any more information from this thing? :: pokes at it, trying to navigate ::
(21:36:38) VAdmBlackthorne: PurpleBeingThatSladeTouched> How rude.
(21:37:00) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Commander my tricorder doesnt seem to be in my hand anymore, but i never let it go
(21:37:34) MED_Ens_DrSlade: PurpleBeing: Pardon me, I needed to steady myself
(21:37:44) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::With his mind focused, doesn't notice the change at first, until he opens his eyes and is hit by the sudden influx of sensations.::
(21:37:51) VAdmBlackthorne: PBTST> :: moves off to get in line ::
(21:37:51) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::holds back a chuckle:: MED: I'd apologise, perhaps she has it ::gestures at said purple being:: NAV: I don't suppose you know the Gencodian words for 'end program', Commander?
(21:38:31) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CMO: If my own abilities are any clue, I think you will find that you can speak the language.
(21:38:34) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: moves just slightly, aware that she could possibly be actually walking, and watches the exchange with Slade, finding this all very fascinating ::
(21:38:37) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO: Nono, this may be our only chance to see what happened here! We don't seem to be in any danger... lets not end it yet.
(21:39:56) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Braces on his stick, and looks around all fascinated.:: Self: This is... very interesting.
(21:40:42) TAC_2LT_Randen: There must be a hallucinogen, what I'm seeing isn't normal... :: He reports. ::
(21:41:03) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Makes a move to follow the being: PBTST: Pardon me again, I apologize for bothering, but did you happen to see my scanning device?
(21:41:17) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: All: I'm no stranger to mind altering effects, but this is... something else.
(21:41:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Self: Aha! :: has navigated to a search function on the device, and tries to look up news or bulletins to get more information on what's going on.
(21:41:29) CSO_LCdr_Wright: ::
(21:41:40) VAdmBlackthorne: PBTST> MED: Your what? You must mean your handheld, there it is. :: points at his hand ::
(21:41:44) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Not sure how his understanding of the language he just spoke::
(21:41:56) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: notes that the transporter lock is almost reaching the away team, managing to pick up someone from the team. She quickly taps out a message to the shuttle pilot to move closer to Gencodia before reestablishing the link. Meanwhile, she wonders why their lifesigns seem to be increasingly active ::
(21:42:09) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::thinks for a moment, letting himself enjoy the odd sensation as he actively recognises it:: NAV: How interesting...::moves his mouth in weird patterns::
(21:43:16) MED_Ens_DrSlade: PBTST: Not my handheld communicator, I had a scanning device in my hand a moment before i bumped you
(21:43:19) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: XO: Captain, I would still recommend caution. We're not Gencodian, there is no telling what kind of effect this will have on our central nervous systems. I'd advise that we limit our exposure as much as possible.
(21:43:44) VAdmBlackthorne: PBTST> MED: You must have dropped it elsewhere, sorry, I did not see. :: returns to line ::
(21:43:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All: There's a news bulletin here that says there's an imminent attack incoming from another spacefaring race.
(21:44:03) XO_Capt_TKirr: CMO: Understood. You can currently monitor us effectively?
(21:44:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All: So it seems to me that what we're looking at is an evacuation.
(21:44:42) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Walks back to his group also curious how he recognizes them:: CMO: No sign of my tricorder, and they didnt know what i was reffering to
(21:44:48) XO_Capt_TKirr: CSO: That is quite probable.
(21:44:56) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: notes a few things from the main site above that they found, but obviously in better condition ::
(21:45:06) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CMO: Would it be useful to note, that I do not believe it is psionic in nature?
(21:45:41) XO_Capt_TKirr: MED: Doctor Slade, you are likely still holding it or have dropped it. Perhaps you are not meant to have a device in this..."vision".
(21:46:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: Huh, but... I thought they transcended? And it was related to some kind of celestial alignment? Am I misremembering?
(21:46:15) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::gives Ilaihr a nod:: ENG: I'd assumed as much with the scanner, but it's good to know. ::raises his device, finding the ability to use it an odd sensation, although feeling a touch of relief at the data it gives him on his Bajoran body::
(21:46:33) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: That is what we found, yes.
(21:46:45) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: the shuttle has repositioned itself and reestablished the lock. Now, to try again... ::
(21:46:55) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: XO: I'm still able to scan our 'real' environment. I'm going to keep tabs on everyone on the Away Team and set an alert if any neural toggles or cardiac signals start to rise.
(21:47:08) VAdmBlackthorne: *XO* Captain, what's going on down there?
(21:47:23) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: turns back to her device and tries to look up more information on the evacuation itself. even tries using keyword 'transcend' ::
(21:47:32) MED_Ens_DrSlade: XO: I understand Captain, it is just odd that a vision is so tangible
(21:48:32) MED_Ens_DrSlade: XO: Furthermore i would love to scan this area and the beings
(21:48:59) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Nods back at the doctor.:: All: It seems evident that there is a purpose to this experience. Perhaps a greater narrative we need to seek, in order to find answers.
(21:49:17) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: and... yes, a full lock is established :: CO: Sir, I have a lock on the away team.
(21:49:38) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: momentarily starts, being so enveloped by their environment that she had forgotten about the open comm :: *CO* The computer here is projecting, for lack of a better word, on our minds. We appear to be Gencodians, possibly during an evacuation due to an invading force from another race.
(21:50:03) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::smiles, just slightly as he begins setting medical scanson each away team member:: ENG: Or we're just watching a Gencodian video from the file Commander Harper accessed. Either-or.
(21:50:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All: So it says here that people are being called to something called Dimensional Relays.
(21:51:24) VAdmBlackthorne: *XO* That's remarkable! We have a transporter lock on you now. Do you need immediate transport, or is the situation safe enough to continue?
(21:51:37) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: shares a look with Kymar ::
(21:51:49) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO & XO: The beings seem to respond to verbal communication. Maybe we should ask some questions since we cannot scan
(21:52:13) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::returns her look and shakes his head:: XO: We're okay for now. My tricorder will alert me if anyone's body seems in danger, we'll have plenty of warning if this turns dangerous.
(21:52:15) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ^Just a thought before we leave
(21:52:16) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: attempts to cross two of her three digits in hopes that they can stay ::
(21:52:52) XO_Capt_TKirr: *CO* We seem to be safe for the moment. Doctor Kymar is keeping a scan on us. Keep a lock, and we'll attempt to discover more.
(21:53:34) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: her device beeps, she checks the message ::
(21:53:58) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Had no realised the physiological changes until noticing Wright cross her fingers. Becomes fixated on his hands.:: Self: Now this is familiar. ::Laughs.::
(21:54:11) NAV_Cdr_Harper: All: I am to report to the Dimensional Relay.
(21:54:15) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: XO: I would recommend though, Captain, that Commander Harper concentrate on finding a way to safely disable this vision. We can't understand fully what it's doing to our brains without further investigation, and I don't want to be the one who finds out that initiating transport while we're in this state goes and leaves them on the planet.
(21:55:16) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: messes around with her own device a bit, wondering if it has navigation ::
(21:56:24) VAdmBlackthorne: *XO* Understood. Yell at the first sign of trouble.
(21:56:45) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to T'Lira :: Record their biodata as well. It could be useful.
(21:56:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: holds up her device, which has received a similar notification :: NAV: I'll go with you. The bulletin shows the rally point over there, I think. :: points ::
(21:57:02) XO_Capt_TKirr: CMO: Agreed.
(21:57:21) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: nods slightly :: CO: Aye sir. :: starts to run a program to collect the data as she keeps an eye on the lock ::
(21:57:23) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> One by one, everyone's handheld beeps, telling them that it's their turn.
(21:58:06) XO_Capt_TKirr: ALL: It appears we along.
(21:58:53) MED_Ens_DrSlade: XO: Right behind you Captain
(21:58:55) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: How wonderful! ::Follows everyone cheerfully.::
(21:58:55) CTO_Maj_Wolfe [] entered the room.
(21:59:35) mode (+v CTO_Maj_Wolfe) by VAdmBlackthorne
(21:59:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: figures out how to initialize wayfinding and points down the street :: All: It says to go this way.
(21:59:47) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: gets in line, wanting to hurry the message along so that they can end the program for their safety ::
(21:59:51) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: Looks like everyone gets to go. I would hate to be dimensionally relayed otherwise.
(22:00:07) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Takes his spot in line. Feeling better since starting this "vision" thing. ::
(22:00:15) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::follows along with everyone else, his eyes darting regularly to his device::
(22:00:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: I know. All the times I've been dimensionally relayed before, it seemed awfully lonely.
(22:01:55) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> As the party walks toward their destination, decorations on the city's buildings and other structures are apparent. Today is a holiday, but the celebrations have been canceled.
(22:02:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: makes mental notes of landmarks, with the goal of finding the Dimensional Relay site in the present time ::
(22:02:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks up what the holiday was supposed to be, suspecting that it has to do with the aforementioned celestial alignment. ::
(22:03:26) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: joins the line, studying the item in his hand to make sure it's not something that could pose a threat to his crew ::
(22:04:25) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All: The celebration was about the celestial alignment, apparently. So perhaps the alignment and the transcendance weren't directly related? Unless the alignment triggered the invasion for some reason.
(22:04:28) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Ponders the terminology 'Dimensional Relay'; does it take them to another plane of existence? Another universe? Does they transcend physical being there? Or is it simply symbolic religious rhetoric?::
(22:05:07) NAV_Cdr_Harper: XO: Captain! The column. :: points to a tall stone column, covered in writing ::
(22:05:45) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: looks to the column and attempts to read the writing ::
(22:05:48) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: looks at Lexy, excitement obvious even on her Gencodian face ::
(22:06:47) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: stares at it and commits everything she can to memory about it, since when last she saw it, it was fallen in the middle of a ruin ::
(22:06:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks where Kate is pointing, finding herself able to read the writing, flashing Kate's excited Gencodian face an equally excited smile (hopefully, different anatomy but whatever) before attempting to read the text ::
(22:07:41) XO_Capt_TKirr: NAV: Harper, make a log of what we're seeing for later comparison.
(22:09:18) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Fascinating...
(22:09:27) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: remembers that she has a tricorder in her real hand ::
(22:09:29) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: reads over the column, remembering what she can herself ::
(22:10:27) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Hoping that the tricorder is maintaing the open scan he started and logging all of the input::
(22:10:39) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: makes a concerted effort to get her actual hands to use the tricorder, but cannot :: XO: Memorization will have to do, ma'am.
(22:10:59) XO_Capt_TKirr: NAV: I'll memorize the second half.
(22:11:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: Which parts were illegible in our time? We should focus on those.
(22:12:34) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: There was a crack right down the middle, diagonally. That is actually where I am reading now.
(22:14:20) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> A uniformed authority figure of some sort notices the party lollygagging at the column and walks up. "You have been summoned, move along, citizens. Everything will be fine."
(22:15:34) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: UAF: Most expeditiously, sir.
(22:16:11) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: nods to the uniformed individual, wondering as she does so if that's an affirmative gesture :: UAF: We will not delay.
(22:16:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: having closely inspected the column before Dudesy McWhathisface pulled an Officer Barbrady on them :: All, quietly: This column appears to be new in this time. And... rather out of place, in terms of building materials used in the vicinity.
(22:16:40) NAV_Cdr_Harper: XO/CSO: I would imagine that we can play this memory again. Though that was somewhat enlightening.
(22:16:52) MED_Ens_DrSlade: Self: Why am i having a flash back to my history lesson on concentration camps?
(22:17:23) XO_Capt_TKirr: UAF: If you can sate my curiosity, it would help us to expadite our departure. What is this column?
(22:17:59) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: MED: Because you're negative Doctor. But I do myself get an uneasy idea of this 'Dimensional Relay'.
(22:18:18) VAdmBlackthorne: UAF> XO: It memorializes our intent to transcend instead of fight. Were you not informed?
(22:18:40) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Chuckles... like a gurgly noise.::
(22:18:46) XO_Capt_TKirr: UAF: I was not, my apologies.
(22:19:02) VAdmBlackthorne: UAF> XO: Not that it matters now, time is short. Please, move along!
(22:19:09) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ENG: Youre not supposed to be in my head Ilahir
(22:19:30) VAdmBlackthorne: :: finds himself to be quiet jealous of the away team, despite their current status of stuck in a cave ::
(22:19:31) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: MED: Perish the thought doctor.
(22:19:38) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: gets moving, deciding playing the part of ignorance has worn itself out ::
(22:20:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: makes a small show of chiding T'Kirr for not reading her bulletins as they move away ::
(22:21:00) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: can't help but feel their situation is a bit similar to a holodeck mystery adventure ::
(22:21:01) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ENG: Stay in youre own head or ill put you back in sickbay
(22:21:16) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: commits what she can to memory and moves along ::
(22:21:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All: According to wayfinding, the rally point is just around the corner here. :: points to an upcoming left turn ::
(22:22:49) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: MED: You assume I'm reading your mind, when I merely have good hearing for a man of my years.
(22:23:06) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: keeps strengthening her memory of the text she chose to memorize as they make their way with her unfamiliar alien gait ::
(22:24:01) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> As the party rounds the turn, an archway comes in to view. Conduits travel into it from all directions, apparently channeling massive energy into it, as it is brightly aglow, the entirety of the interior of the arch radiating brilliant white light.
(22:24:09) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ENG: Ok, well then I guess you dont need the colonoscopy. ::Chuckles::
(22:24:27) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> An orderly line of Gencodians are walking into it, one at a time, some hesitating, but all going.
(22:24:28) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::looks around at the sheer enormity of the structures around them, whilst checking his tricorder regularly, getting used to the sensation::
(22:24:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at the archway in awe, only realizing she'd come to a halt when someone runs into her backside ::
(22:25:10) XO_Capt_TKirr: CMO: Best theory...that won't harm us, will it?
(22:25:38) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: Lexy... that must be how they "transcended."
(22:25:56) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Plods along cautiously eyeing up the change of surroundings.:: MED: Not at all... I'm beginning to believe your flashbacks are ringing true though....
(22:26:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods, eyes still glued to the arch :: NAV: It must be. I wonder what it actually does. Perhaps when we go through it, that will trigger the vision to end?
(22:26:56) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ENG: That does not make me feel any better.... :: Continues to look at the massive structure::
(22:27:00) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: I cannot imagine they were able to record much after passing through that.
(22:27:22) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::speaks a little quiet:: XO: Honestly, Captain, I can't tell. I've not detected any anomalous readings from anyone on the away team, but how this thing affects us right now seems to be purely sensory, there's no control except what our minds put on our bodies.
(22:27:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: No. But it also might be the intended way for viewers to exit.
(22:28:20) XO_Capt_TKirr: *CO* Admiral, the dimensional gateway appears to be directly in front of us in our shared vision. We're being prompted to enter. Perhaps we can complete the program by doing so.
(22:28:29) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: MED: I guess we found out whether it is a genuine technological, sociological and spiritual marvel... or simply rhetoric of the darkest kind.
(22:28:30) CSO_LCdr_Wright: XO: Perhaps we should avoid going through and instead gather as much data as we can before the vision terminates?
(22:29:04) XO_Capt_TKirr: CSO: Or perhaps this is the only way to find out where they went.
(22:29:27) VAdmBlackthorne: *XO* That may be wise for now. If there is a working computer we can excavate back to it and return under safer conditions.
(22:29:42) XO_Capt_TKirr: CSO: That doesn't mean we can't collect data on our way.
(22:29:49) VAdmBlackthorne: SCI: Stand by transporters, sounds like they're about to get free.
(22:29:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: XO: I'm only suggesting delay, Captain, perhaps avoid was a poor word choice.
(22:30:21) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: All: Just remember that none of this is real, it is simply a simulation being put into your mind - any acceptance of the reality may cause your mind to put actual, physical stress on your body. Mind over matter.
(22:30:47) XO_Capt_TKirr: CSO: We may not have a choice. It appears the authorities are...quite insistent. :: gestures towards another group of gawkers being ushered forward ::
(22:30:55) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Takes a deep breath:: Self: Its not real
(22:31:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: inclines her head, conceding to reason :: XO: As you say.
(22:31:22) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Chuckles at the doctors recommendations, knowing full well the ramifications of belief.::
(22:31:29) XO_Capt_TKirr: All: I advise everyone to remain calm and breathe normally.
(22:31:37) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: sad, but true, as the officers herd everyone along ::
(22:32:04) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: We will likely be able to return, at least.
(22:32:57) TAC_2LT_Randen: Self: This is not real. It's all just in my head...
(22:33:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods at Kate, meanwhile wrestling with her accursed limbic system as they approach the arch :: NAV: I hope I've spotted enough landmarks to locate this arch in the present. I want to get a look at the power source.
(22:33:16) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: leads the way towards the bright light, joining the line ::
(22:33:55) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: It was destroyed after they all left, unfortunately.
(22:33:59) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: All: If you feel any disorientation, pick a strong thought in your memory, and use it as an anchor.
(22:34:40) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: Really? Are you absolutely certain? Perhaps the work of the invaders.
(22:35:21) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: No, they did it themselves to keep it from the invaders. Part of the column mentioned it.
(22:35:35) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::steps forward with the rest:: XO: Captain, permission to go first? I'd like to make sure everyone comes out the other end in-tact.
(22:35:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: hears Ilaihr and decides to use her love for Kate as her anchor, because she's sappy like that ::
(22:36:04) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: stops and lets Kymar ahead of her :: CMO: Go ahead.
(22:36:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: Interesting. I wonder who the invaders were? :: turns back to her device to see if she can pull up any relevant information while they wait in line ::
(22:37:01) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::nods, checking his tricorder device one more time before taking a deep breath, moving to the head of the queue and then stepping confidently forward into the light::
(22:37:39) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Kymar awakes, but everyone else is standing around, catatonic.
(22:38:20) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::blinks, his eyes adjusting to the dim light of the cavern, reorienting himself before realising where he is, Tricorder still in-hand and making his scans of everyone else::
(22:38:49) MED_Ens_DrSlade: XO: Youre next Captain. im right behind you
(22:39:12) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: takes a deep alien breath and steps through the light ::
(22:39:19) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::looks between the string of drool hanging from Ilaihr's mouth and his tricorder:: Self: I'm no expert, but I think I'll stick with reading sensor logs in future.
(22:39:20) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: takes a final look around in case she doesn't get to do this again, taking in everything about what was twenty millennia ago ::
(22:39:46) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: All: It really is quite fascinating though, isnt it? ::Smiles. Sort of.::
(22:39:48) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Follows T'Kirr through::
(22:40:01) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> One by one, everyone passes through the arch and awakens.
(22:40:04) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: wakes up back in the cave, relieved to see that she hadn't moved and walked into a wall ::
(22:40:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sees a name she doesn't recognize and attempts to commit it to memory, then grabs Kate's closest appendage before they step through together ::
(22:40:20) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::moves to T'Kirr as she comes to, running his probe over her to check for any lasting neurological effects::
(22:40:38) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: opens her eyes and blinks a few times, looking at the computer awaiting more input ::
(22:40:45) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Awakens with his tricorder still firmly planted in his hand::
(22:40:58) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: gets probed and blinks at Kymar :: CMO: How are we?
(22:41:04) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Has one last look around the imaginary world, enjoying the experience, and walks into the light last.::
(22:41:17) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: remembers her own tricorder and quickly starts entering data ::
(22:42:07) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::steps from person to person, performing the same scan, a few comforting words before coming back around to T'Kirr:: XO: Everyone seems to be in good shape. Adrenaline is high, neuro-receptor volume is at about 25% of normal in most of us. Your brain seems to have come through the least affected, however, Captain. I'm going to assume it's your superior Vulcan wiring. ::smiles slightly::
(22:42:16) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: shakes her head to clear it and then does the same, noting down any random snippets of information she can remember, including the physical appearance of the Gencodians ::
(22:42:19) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: seeing that everyone else is out, steps into the light. ::
(22:43:15) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Looks around. :: Thank goodness that's over.
(22:43:24) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: merely responds to that with a brow lift :: CMO: Please continue to monitor us. :: looks to each party member in turn, making sure they appear coherent, and looks to the collapsed tunnel ::
(22:43:38) VAdmBlackthorne: SEC_1Lt_Syvek> :: still excavating with a few other Marines and engineers ::
(22:44:10) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: XO: Will do, Captain. I'd like to get us all back to the Atlantis for a proper workup in Sickbay, though, make sure there aren't any lasting effects.
(22:44:41) XO_Capt_TKirr: *CO* Admiral, we're back. We appear to have not moved. We must have been speaking, however, for you to hear us. :: frowns a moment :: We...have been speaking, haven't we?
(22:44:50) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Nice to have all of my fingers back Commander
(22:45:01) VAdmBlackthorne: *XO* No, only when you were talking directly to me did I hear you. Are you ready to beam up?
(22:45:40) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: looks to Harper :: NAV: Is the pedestal doing anything more?
(22:45:48) NAV_Cdr_Harper: XO: It is waiting for input.
(22:46:02) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: I would most enjoy replicating this technology, somehow....
(22:46:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: How many other entries are there?
(22:46:08) XO_Capt_TKirr: NAV: I have nothing to say to it at this you?
(22:46:28) NAV_Cdr_Harper: XO: I am reluctant to suspend it, in fear that it may not boot up again.
(22:47:19) XO_Capt_TKirr: NAV: We should return to the ship while we can. It's not going anywhere.
(22:47:32) NAV_Cdr_Harper: XO: Yes, Captain. It has been here for this long, after all.
(22:48:19) XO_Capt_TKirr: *CO* We are ready to beam up.
(22:48:45) VAdmBlackthorne: *XO* Stand by.
(22:48:49) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: already working on that process of locking in coordinates and kick-starting the transporter relay ::
(22:48:51) VAdmBlackthorne: SCI: Bring them home, Lieutenant.
(22:49:03) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: If you had to estimate?
(22:49:13) SCI_LtJG_TLira: CO: Transporting now, sir. :: the transporter does its thing ::
(22:49:25) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar left the room (quit: Quit: ).
(22:49:30) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The away team appears in the transporter room. And the forgotten shuttle pilot heads home.
(22:49:52) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: All: That was fun!
(22:50:05) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: Ten or so, that I noticed. There may be another page...
(22:50:37) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: breathes a sigh of relief, no longer trapped in a cave ::
(22:50:53) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: grabs Harper's tricorder and starts inputting her memorized info ::
(22:51:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: blinks and recovers from her sudden demotion :: NAV: Interesting. I can't wait to look at the others!
(22:51:51) XO_Capt_TKirr: All: Everyone report to Sickbay for analysis. Once cleared, collect your data and give your report by Seventeen hundred.
(22:52:10) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: happily surrenders the tricorder, especially when she sees what T'Kirr is doing with it ::
(22:52:30) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:52:31) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:52:34) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
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(22:54:15) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr left the room.
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