Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Mar 23 21:14:05 2016 on VAdmBlackthorne@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:14:05) The topic for #ST_MissionRoom1 is: =/\= Star Trek: Engage Mission Room 1 =/\=
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(21:14:16) NAV_Cdr_Harper [email@example.com] entered the room.
(21:15:50) GM_James [firstname.lastname@example.org] entered the room.
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(21:21:27) mode (+vvv CSO_LCdr_Wright ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr MED_Ens_DrSlade) by VAdmBlackthorne
(21:21:28) mode (+vvv SCI_LtJG_TLira XO_Capt_TKirr NAV_Cdr_Harper) by VAdmBlackthorne
(21:21:50) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:21:51) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:21:52) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:22:25) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Walks briskly down the corridor towards holodeck 2::
(21:22:52) VAdmBlackthorne: :: in the holodeck already, watching the final preparations ::
(21:23:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: on the way to the holodeck :: CMO: So I authorized her participation contingent upon your medical approval. I hope you don't mind the short notice.
(21:23:45) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Doing the final preparations, humming cheerfully after his talk with Atlantis.::
(21:24:06) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: debating whether or not to use the human tactic of "procrastination" and at least see what the Gencodian program is like, or to actually work on these notes and this file. The former option is highly favorable at the moment ::
(21:24:16) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Walks into the holodeck to the admiral standing right in the doorway::
(21:24:18) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: walking along with Wright and apparently Kymar ::
(21:24:29) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CO: Admiral Sir
(21:24:48) VAdmBlackthorne: :: refrains from defending himself against errant hypos :: MED: Doctor.
(21:24:51) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: makes her way from the Bridge, having stayed behind to finish up things, despite her interest in the engineering down in the holodeck but knowing it's being well taken care of ::
(21:26:53) GM_James: ::walks alongside Wright, his long stride eating up the distance:: CSO: I'll allow it, as long as she keeps her physical activities to a minimum - from my studies there should be no neural affect on the foetus.
(21:27:02) GM_James is now known as CMO_Cmdr_Kymar
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(21:28:02) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: heads to the TL, deciding to go with the not-notes option and orders the TL to its destination ::
(21:28:28) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Is so fixated on the work, doesn't even realise anyone is in the Holodeck with him.::
(21:28:49) VAdmBlackthorne: :: resumes his lean on the wall ::
(21:28:50) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO: Excellent. That lays some worries to rest. Thank you, Doctor. :: taps out a message to T'Lira with medical authorization to proceed with caution and minimal exertion ::
(21:29:17) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CMO/CSO: I do not remember even moving while we were in the first simulation.
(21:29:46) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: is nowhere near a console or PADD, just a tricorder, and thus unable to receive the message at this time. The TL is lonely like that ::
(21:30:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods at Kate :: NAV: Me neither, but I'm not sure I would even know.
(21:32:03) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::nods with a smile:: NAV/CSO: The signal from the device gave your body the illusion of movement by triggering certain chemical reactions in the brain, which in turn adjusted your 'internal gyroscope' - some pretty intriguing stuff.
(21:32:34) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CMO: Will the neural interface do that as well?
(21:32:40) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: the TL drops her off at the appropriate level and she heads down the corridor, to science ::
(21:33:27) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::nods again:: NAV: It should, it triggers the same sort of synaptic responses in your cerebellum.
(21:34:17) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods slowly as she walks along between them, thinking through the science of it ::
(21:36:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: as they arrive at the holodeck :: People: Hello, Admiral. Doctor. Lieutenant. ENG: Can I offer any assistance?
(21:36:45) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CSO: Commander
(21:37:27) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Is singing some kind of opera, startles slghtly as someone speaks to him.:: All: Holy blazes!!! How long have you all been there?
(21:37:38) VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: At least three days, lieutenant.
(21:38:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: laughs ::
(21:38:46) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CSO: It should all be done now commander. But thank you, my dear.
(21:38:52) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: arrives and notes that there is always quite a crowd, but is looking for one person in particular :: CMO: Doctor, would it be possible for me to be permitted to take part in this? :: is totally oblivious to any message having been sent to her and will probably find it later ::
(21:39:04) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: enters holodeck and looks around to see who all is there ::
(21:40:02) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: All: The holodeck is completely isolated from the main computer, and the data cores are taking power directly from the hologrid.
(21:40:19) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::looks between T'Lira and Wright with a smile:: SCI: I've already authorised it, as long as you keep your physical activity to a minimum. I'll be monitoring everyone's vital signs, yours in particular, and not taking part myself.
(21:40:54) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: nods :: CMO: Thank you, Doctor.
(21:41:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: steps over :: SCI: Yes, I sent you a message to that effect... you must have already been on your way here.
(21:41:44) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO/SCI: Not trying to be insubordinate but I would like to go on record saying that I not only personally thingk but medically think that Lieutenant T'Lira attending is a bad idea in her condition
(21:42:31) SCI_LtJG_TLira: CSO: As I received no message before arriving here, you would appear to be correct. :: is giving the eyebrow a workout at the moment, as well, but waiting to comment. Waiting very, very patiently ::
(21:42:54) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: finds Blackthorne and walks to his side, checking with him and watching the others ::
(21:43:16) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Taps his stick on the floor.::
(21:43:25) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods to T'Kirr as he addresses Ilaihr :: So there will be enough processing power available?
(21:44:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: MED: I'm working with Dr. Dremel's approval here. If you can convince him to change his mind, I'll revoke my authorization.
(21:44:29) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::throws Tyler a glance, speaking to him in a low, quiet voice:: MED: If you'd spent the last several hours reviewing the sensors results and final health scans of the Away Team, I might enter your comment on the record. T'Lira will be perfectly safe. Do not question my Medical judgement again, Ensign.
(21:44:43) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: steps in and joins the end of the line from an adjoining corridor ::
(21:45:26) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: still waiting to make a comment, mentally going through a long list of learned remarks from about twenty years amongst the more illogical species. ::
(21:45:30) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CO: The holodeck uses stores more power than any other non-critical independent system. It has more than enough processing power, sir. And we are ready to begin, at you discretion.
(21:45:50) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Understood Commander
(21:46:06) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::nods, and lets it drop::
(21:46:06) VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: I'm quite anxious to see this for myself, yes.
(21:46:39) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: chooses to stand just a bit back from the holodeck door, observing the proceedings and waiting for an opportune time. Just... waiting ::
(21:46:44) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CSO: I am frankly sure if I say another it will end bad for me on two fronts. :: Glancing at T'Lira and Kymar::
(21:47:20) VAdmBlackthorne: All: Alright everyone, listen up!
(21:47:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All assembled: It sounds like they're almost ready. :: gestures behind her, where she just was :: Let's all go inside, shall we?
(21:47:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: shushes when Blackthorne shouts over her ::
(21:47:49) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: listens up, but from a I-already-know-what-you're-gonna-say stance ::
(21:48:02) VAdmBlackthorne: :: has that gym-teacher/military authority shout that pierces the din ::
(21:48:19) VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: Lt. Ilaihr, if you will?
(21:48:31) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Turns towards the admiral to listen, still cautious and concerned about T'Lira but not wanting to be in any other hot water with command::
(21:48:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: can almost hear a lone basketball bouncing away ::
(21:49:03) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: looks to the antennaed fellow ::
(21:52:40) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Potters over to a table containing a number of neural devices, one hand behind his back, the other firmly on his walking stick.:: All: These wonderful devices, prepared by Dr Kymar, are neural adaptors. They will convert and relay the information the device did on Gencodia, only utilising more... modern technology. As yet we are unsure if the vision will be shared or individual due to those technological
(21:54:41) CTO_Maj_Wolfe1 [firstname.lastname@example.org] entered the room.
(21:54:50) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: All: As an experienced psychonaut... my advice to everyone is to remain calm through any perceived discomfort in the simulation... you physical parameters will change as you take on the form of an Ancient Gencodian.
(21:57:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: edges closer, anxious to get started ::
(21:57:14) VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: Shall we get to it then? :: eyes clearly showing his anticipation ::
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(21:57:33) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: All: I would also like to add, that after the simulation, I would like a one-to-one talk to each of you about your personal experience; since this is a mind-altering effect, and your subconscious may perceive more than your conscious mind.
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(21:58:28) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Nods at the admiral.:: All: Who would like to go first?
(21:59:00) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Raises Hand::
(21:59:22) NAV_Cdr_Harper: ENG: Given what we saw in the cavern, I believe these are networked, so we should probably all go in together before choosing a log entry.
(21:59:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: ENG: I think it would be best if we had a simultaneous experience, Lieutenant.
(21:59:43) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: listens and observes, wondering just how this is going to work ::
(22:00:18) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CSO/NAV: Very well my dears. ::Begins handing the neural devices out.
(22:00:34) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ENG: I agree that there is a need for all of us to remain networked but I think it might be smart to do one then the rest.
(22:00:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: places the device on her neck, demonstrating for others ::
(22:00:57) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ENG: Better to have one person out of comission and not the whole crew just in case something goes wrong
(22:00:58) VAdmBlackthorne: :: eagerly takes the device ::
(22:01:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: MED: We tested this in the cavern with no adverse effects.
(22:01:31) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: attaches the devices as she did before, and has a seat on the floor ::
(22:01:39) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Waves the young doctor over.::
(22:02:00) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Takes the device and nods, just noting that makes twice his concerns have been silenced::
(22:02:05) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: takes her device ::
(22:02:17) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: follows Kate's example and sits as well, at a close but professional distance ::
(22:02:22) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Standing next to Ilahir::
(22:02:33) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: accepts the device and puts it on as demonstrated, a bit hesitant, but then remembers the science aspect and is quite eager now. Because science. And apparently there is sitting? That part is unclear ::
(22:03:06) VAdmBlackthorne: :: attaches the device and sits in the drum circle ::
(22:03:07) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::steps over to one corner:: Computer: Computer, one medical console, Type Four, biological readout and link to internal sensors. ::waits for the console to materialise, then brings up the scans of each person in the room with a device, monitoring the links and their neural pathway patterns::
(22:03:08) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: MED: You worry too much doctor. She will be fine... she is Vulcan. ::Gives him a sage look.::
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(22:03:49) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Looks and nods not any less concerned, places the device on his neck as demonstrated::
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(22:04:03) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: follows Blackthorne's lead, putting her device on and seating herself gently ::
(22:04:35) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: sitting does seems to be the norm for this. So, sitting it is ::
(22:04:40) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Claps his hands, making a dozen comfortable chair appear like magic.::
(22:05:17) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah, yes, that's better. :: sits in one of the comfy chairs ::
(22:05:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: cracks an eye when she hears the clap, notices the chair, gets up, sits in one ::
(22:05:43) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Sits next to T'Lira::
(22:05:54) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: also sits :: All: I believe that starting from one of the later entries would give us more context for what we saw in the first simulation.
(22:06:02) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: the eyebrows lift returns as she moves her current seating arrangement to a chair ::
(22:07:35) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: is now magically sitting in a chair! ::
(22:07:46) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Takes a seat, and places the device on his neck, and enters his quasi-telepathic trance state; monitoring everyone's psyonic status before they begin.::
(22:07:56) VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: That's everyone. Fire it up.
(22:07:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All: Close your eyes and we can begin.
(22:08:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: closes her eyes ::
(22:08:24) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Closes eyes::
(22:08:27) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: follows the given instructions ::
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(22:08:57) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CO: As she was going to initiate last time. CSO: Commander Wright?
(22:09:11) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: takes a slow, deep breath, and her eyes slip closed ::
(22:10:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: the menu appears before her eyes :: Kate: :: softly :: any suggestions on which entry?
(22:10:27) VAdmBlackthorne: :: closes his eyes and waits ::
(22:10:45) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: Yes, try... the fourth from the end.
(22:11:00) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::keeps his eyes on the console, monitoring the crew's vital signs closely, especially those of T'Lira::
(22:11:17) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: mentally attempts to make the selection and is gratified when the menu fades away and a new scene begins to take shape ::
(22:12:26) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The party is thrust into the middle of an angry mob of protesters around an open forum, in Gencodian form, with the experience intact, complete with IR/UV vision and expanded range of hearing.
(22:12:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe1: :: stands at semi-attention, watching the scene and his self change ::
(22:13:03) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: looks around, taking in the surrounding ::
(22:13:25) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> An instant understanding of the situation is granted to all; the debate is on whether to stand and fight against impossible odds or to use an unproven method to transcend dimensions.
(22:13:29) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: reacts immediately to the mob around her, but she remembers it's just a simulation and calms herself to watch ::
(22:13:55) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Keeps focus on the others, as he feels the tactile changes occurring, before letting the trance go and opening his eyes to the ruckus.::
(22:13:58) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Feels taller and invigerated by the debating mob::
(22:14:23) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> You find yourselves even having an opinion on this matter that's based on your own personality, but taking into account the facts that have been granted you.
(22:14:52) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: looks down at herself and notices that she has the same Gencodian form as before ::
(22:15:45) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: finds herself wanting to yell :: We can't defeat them and fighting is not our way!
(22:15:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: tries to read the signs carried be some of the protesters as she's jostled in the crowd ::
(22:15:52) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: does not like the idea of unproven technology one bit. Also does not like the idea of a fight to the death, which is what fighting against impossible odds is without a miracle of some form. An impasse has been reached and it only took one person ::
(22:16:37) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looking around at all the scenery, taking it all in, and trying to place it with some of the sights from the ruins ::
(22:16:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks with surprise at Kate and yells :: There's no proof that transcendence works! I won't stake my life on faith alone!
(22:17:48) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Yells in agreement knowing to fight for the right to survive::
(22:17:58) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Better that than certain death or slavery!
(22:18:39) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: looks back and forth between the arguing parties, not entirely sure what to say, but both make excellent points ::
(22:19:25) CSO_LCdr_Wright: We're an intelligent, resilient people! We can find a way to survive! Following a theory with no evidence is just bad science!
(22:20:18) MED_Ens_DrSlade: And standing and doing nothing is in itself suicide! We must try!
(22:20:50) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: :: Suddenly feels very much like a Selayan monk.:: We cannot fight them as we are. And we are better than running, fleeing like Klishka beasts. We must use our intellect to defend ourselves!
(22:22:02) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: knowing what she knows, just listens to the shouts and arguments presented around her and keeps quiet ::
(22:22:09) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Our intellect has already given us the way to leave behind these petty, primitive struggles. Transcendence works, and will permanently secure us!
(22:22:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: There's no proof that we can survive the transcendence process! Why should we throw our lives away to find out?
(22:22:30) MED_Ens_DrSlade: With our minds or with other means we should fight.
(22:23:07) VAdmBlackthorne: :: refrains from participating, but listens with interest, and can't get enough of looking around at the city center as it once was ::
(22:23:52) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Pauses and realizes that he is very emotionally attached to this argument, but remembers the reason they are there and begins to look at his surroundings::
(22:23:57) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: finally decides to join in :: The transcendence process is unproven and thus illogical. It would be unwise to throw away so many lives, potentially all of our lives, when we can fight for our right to survive.
(22:24:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: incredulous that a large portion of those present are willing to potentially commit mass suicide ::
(22:24:34) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Cowardice and defeatism. This is our home. Even if transcendence works... what do we become? Will there even be a point to existence?
(22:24:43) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Hears T'Lira and smiles that we have the same thought::
(22:26:11) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Even knowing the future events, still feels like he has to try and prevent it, despite the futility.::
(22:26:46) MED_Ens_DrSlade: There is always a point to exist!! To choose our own path and to live our own lives! To give up on a reason to exist is losing hope before even attempting! That is cowardly
(22:26:47) CTO_Maj_Wolfe1: :: looks around, making eye contact with others nearest to him as he speaks :: We must protect ourselves and our home. Gencodia is our home. How could you not want to defend ourselves?
(22:27:32) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Our weapons are hopelessly outmatched! We can't travel faster than light! There's no way to run and no way to win a fight. Transcendence gives us a way to live on.
(22:27:53) MED_Ens_DrSlade: If it works
(22:28:28) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: has a sense of deja vu and remembers a very similar debate many years ago, in which a class of cadets discussed the Dominion. Fighting did well then, and it had a chance of working now... had they gone with it. ::
(22:28:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: finds herself arguing with Kate :: Live on! If we survive it! Don't you think the test volunteers would have found a way to contact us if it worked!?
(22:29:23) NAV_Cdr_Harper: It will work. It must work! Our intellect created it, after all.
(22:30:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe1: But what if it doesn't? There is no do-over.
(22:30:13) MED_Ens_DrSlade: We may be strong of mind but we are not infallible
(22:30:14) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Does it? Who's to say what horrors await us beyond our corporeal form? This enemy can he defeated... even though we are not warriors. If our intellect can build the transcendence device... we can defeat our enemies with it!
(22:30:42) SCI_LtJG_TLira: Intellect alone cannot guarantee a chance to live on. Fighting does not either, but the likelihood of success is far higher than trusting an unproven process.
(22:31:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is truly stunned by the loud shouting from the pro-transcendence side, even though most of the Atlatis contingent is anti ::
(22:32:03) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Faith! Faith shall guide us. If you have faith in the device... then have faith in your fellow man!
(22:32:25) NAV_Cdr_Harper: I, for one, choose the uncertainty of transcendence over certain death. Or worse, enslavement.
(22:32:54) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Nothing is certain! There is always a chance!
(22:33:01) SCI_LtJG_TLira: Faith is hardly a fit guide for a choice such as this.
(22:33:39) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Slaves can overthrow their masters!
(22:34:11) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Not against such brutality! We have no hope of winning, but we can prevent them from winning as well.
(22:35:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Diplomacy, resettlement, resistance, these are all viable options to the potential extinction of our people!
(22:35:46) SCI_LtJG_TLira: The second one loses hope, they also lose any chance they have at survival
(22:35:47) MED_Ens_DrSlade: You take away our chances of winning before even trying because you dont trust in your fellow Gencodians instinct to survive. We can find a way to be victorious, but we will die if we dont try!
(22:35:54) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Besides, aren't any of you curious what it might feel like to be an extradimensional being?
(22:36:28) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The mood of the crowd turns even more pro-transcendence despite the valiant arguments of most of the Atlanteans.
(22:36:31) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Of course I'm curious! I'm also curious what it feels like to die! But I don't want to find out either anytime soon!
(22:36:49) NAV_Cdr_Harper: You may not have a choice.
(22:37:12) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: There is always a choice!
(22:37:26) MED_Ens_DrSlade: Die trying to live instead of dieing trying to let a machine pull me from corporeal form
(22:37:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: So we just give up? Walk away from everything we have built? None of this is worth fighting for?
(22:38:04) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: despite her efforts to remain calm, finds herself disturbed emotionally more and more with the threat approaching what she feels to be her people and what the best course of action truly is ::
(22:38:26) SCI_LtJG_TLira: To be frank, I would prefer death over a false promise of life.
(22:38:39) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to T'Kirr, able to sense the disturbance despite the simulation :: So, how are you leaning on this one?
(22:39:07) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Places a hand on T'Lira's shoulder in agreement::
(22:40:01) NAV_Cdr_Harper: This will all be destroyed if we let them come. Our fight will be a futile one. This way, we at least have some chance. Brothers! Sisters! Hear me!
(22:40:11) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: is surprised by the physical contact and realizes just how into this debate she had been getting. ::
(22:40:51) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Harper's sentiment elicits a cheer from the crowd, and the Speaker calls for silence from the podium in the ampitheater.
(22:41:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: a new argument about things that should not perish from the earth dies in her throat as a hush falls over the crowd ::
(22:41:44) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: narrows her eyes slightly at the total illogic being presented here. What cause is there to trust one's life to an unproven technology when more proven means are available? ::
(22:42:34) VAdmBlackthorne: Speaker> :: in a calm, soothing voice, he hushes the crowd :: I believe all the arguments that can be said, have been said, and it is time to vote. Across all of Gencodia, all may now let their voice be heard.
(22:42:49) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Cannot understand cheers for something that has no supporting information, and doesnt like that a vast majority just want to put in no effort::
(22:42:50) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: It's...a difficult decision. We cannot know what transendence will do. I believe the more certain course of action would be to remain peaceably here and respond to the threat as it approaches. This is our home...where our culture has always been.
(22:43:01) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: fumbles for her signalling device and indicates her choice ::
(22:43:05) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> A results tally appears on a viewscreen behind the Speaker.
(22:43:29) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Submits his vote without thinking::
(22:43:29) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: gets her tablet device and finds the voting app easily, votes pro ::
(22:43:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: knowing that her presence here is merely a simulation and her vote will mean nothing ::
(22:44:05) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: submits her vote and hopes that logic will win out ::
(22:44:17) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Is sad, to watch the tipping point of an entire civilization cannot be taken lightly... a mirror of countless others in history. Votes against, despite the futility.
(22:44:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: bitter tears well in her eyes, knowing how this story ends ::
(22:45:00) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The results continue to roll in, and the green bar with a Gencodian number after it fills much faster than the red one.
(22:45:02) CTO_Maj_Wolfe1: :: votes to fight, knowing it's all he can do... knowing it is nothing, but just a part of a story that played out long, long ago. ::
(22:46:48) VAdmBlackthorne: Speaker> The results are in, and the People have decided thus: We will transcend. In one week's time, we will leave this plane of existence. Spend your remaining time here wisely, letting not your uncertainly undermine the dignity of our people.
(22:47:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: cries out in dismay :: Noooo!
(22:47:37) NAV_Cdr_Harper: ::cheers ::
(22:47:39) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The simulation ends with a mostly cheering crowd, with a few boos here and there.
(22:48:05) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: feels an overwhelming dread, and the fact that the feeling is so strong is more disturbing than the decision made ::
(22:48:29) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: comes back to herself, the strong emotions quickly dissipating along with the tears drying on her cheeks ::
(22:48:48) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: His eyes open with tears running down his face feeling as if he just lost his right to live::
(22:49:00) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: opens her eyes, finding it odd to feel relieved over what was only a recording ::
(22:49:02) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: blinks as her surroundings return to that of the holodeck. Disappointment floods through her, but she is careful not to let it show ::
(22:49:39) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Feels that in voting for or against transcendence, limited the Gencodians, stifling their intellect, denying themselves a third choice or more.
(22:49:48) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: finds her wits returning and looks at everyone in the holodeck, and can't help but wonder if the votes against has to do with Starfleet's general tendency to fight back ::
(22:49:56) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::checks all of the readings as the crew start coming around, watching the tearful faces:: All: Looks like someone just showed you a simulation of your dogs getting killed.
(22:50:15) VAdmBlackthorne: All: Truly an incredible, powerful experience. Fortunately, alpha shift is over, so you are all dismissed on your own time to get some rest.
(22:50:20) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CMO: History repeating doctor.
(22:51:17) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: looks forward to quarters and meditation ::
(22:51:24) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: We voted but had no choice :: Grabbed at T'Lira's hand:: SCI: How about some lunch? :: He asked her with a smile::
(22:51:30) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: takes out a padd and furiously starts recording more Gencodian language before it fades from her memory ::
(22:51:55) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: All: Remember... at your earliest convenience, I would like those one-to-ones.
(22:52:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks sadly at Kate for a long moment before reminding herself that it was just a simulation. But the values behind them... ::
(22:52:29) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: can't help but wonder what it really felt like ::
(22:52:48) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::nods, letting everyone have some silence as he collates the logs and files them away for later study::
(22:52:54) CTO_Maj_Wolfe1: :: silently, without any show of what he is feeling, removes the device and heads out the door... to Ten Forward. For a drink. ::
(22:53:01) SCI_LtJG_TLira: MED: That would not be amiss. :: remembers that, as she is now eating for two beings, food is a must and she cannot revert to her habit of falling into work and forgetting a meal or two ::
(22:53:14) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:53:14) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:53:15) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:56:10) XO_Capt_TKirr left the room.
(22:57:39) CTO_Maj_Wolfe1 left the room.
(22:57:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright left the room.
(23:05:47) SCI_LtJG_TLira left the room (quit: Quit: ).