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(21:11:37) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
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(21:12:23) VAdmBlackthorne: :: at the helm of the shuttlecraft Naiad, about to drop out of warp ::
(21:12:25) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Walking down the corridor PADD in hand headed to sickbay to begin his shift::
(21:12:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: aCO: I have them on sensors, Commander. We should be hearing from them shortly.
(21:12:46) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: on the bridge, going through all the reports, making sure everything is ship-shape for the Admiral's return ::
(21:13:15) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: at an aux console on the bridge, finalizing a tentative report on the behavior of the insects that had been aboard the station ::
(21:14:07) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Lies on his back, mostly obscured by machinery in tractor beam control as he performs some routine adjustments on the graviton collimator. Also, listening to that one musical number he likes. The one with the beat. ::
(21:14:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: finishes diagnostics on the weapons systems, while they wait for the shuttle to arrive so they can resume weapon testing. ::
(21:15:09) aCO_Cdr_Harper: CSO: Understood. :: checks over the PADD one more time ::
(21:15:26) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::taps his fingers on the railing as he leans against it, watching the viewscreen on the bridge, taking the time now and then to observe the crew::
(21:15:48) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: turns around to Randen :: TAC: Based on what you saw, make the adjustments to the torpedos. I'll work on the port phaser arrays.
(21:16:09) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: sits next to Blackthorne on the shuttle, already thinking ahead to the reports waiting for her aboard Atlantis ::
(21:16:13) VAdmBlackthorne: :: drops the shuttle out of warp and puts the Atlantis up on their viewer :: *Atlantis* Atlantis, this is shuttlecraft Naiad on approach, requesting clearance to land.
(21:16:17) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Walks through the doors to sick bay, sets his PADD down puts on his lab coat and begins his shift as duty doc::
(21:16:41) TAC_2LT_Randen: CTO: Aye Sir. :: Goes to work on his console to execute his orders. ::
(21:17:14) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Is at the ENG station, pottering about at god knows what reports, diagnostics or research, whilst flailing his arms around as if the conductor of an orchestra.::
(21:17:30) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::spots the shuttlecraft on the viewer and smiles, looking forward to seeing the Admiral again - he had to admit, Ian was a likeable man::
(21:18:49) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: looks up at the viewer as the call comes in, glad that he's back, having had enough of command, bees, and the ensuing headaches ::
(21:18:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *Naiad* Shuttlecraft Naiad, you are clear for approach and landing. Welcome back, Admiral, Captain.
(21:19:17) VAdmBlackthorne: *Atlantis* Thank you, Commander, it's good to be home.
(21:19:45) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks over at T'Kirr and takes her hand, giving it a good squeeze, as Atlantis looms larger on their viewer ::
(21:20:01) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: squeezes back, used to his sentimental moments ::
(21:21:00) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: checks, then rechecks his readings in slight alarm :: aCO: Commander. There is the beginning of a warp core overload aboard the Naiad.
(21:21:10) aCO_Cdr_Harper: CTO: Emergency transport!
(21:21:12) VAdmBlackthorne: :: an alarm goes off :: What-
(21:21:16) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The Naiad explodes.
(21:21:25) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::looks up and around, everything happening all at once::
(21:21:26) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: aCO: Aye, Emer-
(21:21:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: aCO: ...
(21:21:39) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: sees the shuttle explode on the main viewer, her jaw drops :: CTO: Tell me we got them!
(21:21:40) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::widens his eyes in alarm:: CTO: Did you get them!?
(21:21:42) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: blinks and looks at the sensors, recording the explosion for examination ::
(21:22:03) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::taps his comm badge:: *Sickbay*: Sickbay, prepare for emergency casualties!
(21:22:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: aCO: Commander, I am picking up...
(21:22:27) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: sees the explosion out a window of an outer corridor, stares for a moment, then begins running ::
(21:22:29) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: aCO: There is an expanding cloud of debris.
(21:22:32) MED_Ens_DrSlade: *CMO*: Aye Sir
(21:22:39) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::waits on the balls of his feet::
(21:22:43) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: aCO: The shuttle has been destroyed.
(21:22:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: stunned, having not even been able to get the words out before... ::
(21:22:54) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::The music in his head suddenly scratches like vinyl to a halt, as he turns to the viewscreen and back to the console, as he starts pulling telemetry up.::
(21:23:06) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: wonders why Wolfe is stating that which they can plainly see as she reviews the sensor scans ::
(21:23:09) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Begins prepping trauma stations and bio beds::
(21:23:10) aCO_Cdr_Harper: CTO: Lifesigns, anything?!
(21:23:23) aCO_Cdr_Harper: CSO: Commander?
(21:23:38) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Looks at the viewscreen at hearing the comotion on the bridge. ::
(21:23:48) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues scanning :: aCO: There are no survivors, sir. No transport was initiated.
(21:24:16) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::stands there with his jaw hanging slack for a moment, before he taps his comm badge again:: *MED*: Sickbay...belay that order....stand down.
(21:24:18) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: goes to sit down in the center seat, and barely hits the edge, scraping to the floor instead ::
(21:24:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: shakes herself back to the present and looks down at her console, then slowly up to Kate :: aCO: N-...Nothing, Commander. I... I'll.. keep looking.
(21:25:01) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::turns around and steps over, quietly and calmly helping Harper back to her feet before anyone notices, whispering quietly for only her ear:: aCO: This is you, Captain, keep it together.
(21:25:04) MED_Ens_DrSlade: *CMO* What about the shuttle sir? :: He asks as he has been monitoring the channel::
(21:25:10) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Closes his eyes as he overhears Wolfe, and begins focusing his mind.::
(21:25:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: continues to scan, futilely ::
(21:25:35) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: looks up at Kymar and takes a couple of breaths, then nods ::
(21:25:59) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::gives her a nod in return, offering what confidence he can to her, before letting her stand alone::
(21:26:24) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: recalls the command training for this contingency :: Bridge: Initiate forensic record-keeping protocol and retain all sensor readings.
(21:26:34) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: stops moving for a minute and looks out at the remains of the shuttle before getting back to work and trying to find out exactly what happened and in what time frame the sensors started to detect irregularities ::
(21:26:42) aCO_Cdr_Harper: CTO: Transport all debris of any significant size to cargo bay one.
(21:26:46) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: makes it to the security office and rushes to a panel to access the computer ::
(21:27:14) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: aCO: Aye, Commander. Beginning transport sequence.
(21:27:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: numbly :: aCO: Retain all sensor readings, aye.
(21:28:00) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::steps back up to the back of the bridge:: aCO: I'll start medical forensics, Captain. We'll...::he swallows, then shakes it off:: We'll get confirmation.
(21:28:09) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Has a look of defeat on his face, as he pushes his mind harder for any trace of them.:: Self: I cannot see them....
(21:28:20) aCO_Cdr_Harper: CMO: I need you to analyze that debris for... for DNA.
(21:29:18) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::gives her a nod:: aCO: Understood, Captain, I'll get right on it. ::steps backwards into the TL and sends it for cargo bay one, tapping his comm badge as he goes:: *MED*: Kymar to Tyler, meet me in cargo bay one, bring a genetic sensor palette.
(21:30:08) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: raises his head from his station :: aCO: I've picked up DNA that matches what is on file for both the Admiral and the Captain.
(21:30:16) CSO_LCdr_Wright: aCO: Shall I... notify the station that there's been an incident and we're investigating? In case they see it and have questions?
(21:30:21) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Grabs the forensics kit with a solomn look on his face:: *CMO*: Aye sir On my way!
(21:30:36) aCO_Cdr_Harper: CSO: Yes.
(21:30:47) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Strides out the door and heads for cargo bay 1::
(21:31:17) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Pushes to the maximum distances he can sense, before letting out an exhausted sigh, and resting his hand on the console.::
(21:32:01) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::steps out of the turbolift and stops, seeing the technicians already there, and the largest remains of the shuttlecraft strewn about::
(21:33:18) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: notes that containment on the warp core was lost quickly, very quickly... so, she goes into the databases and looks for possible reasons for that rapid of a containment loss ::
(21:33:23) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* Quinn to bridge!
(21:33:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: reluctant to call up the comms, since the last person she spoke to over them was Admiral Blackthorne, but does so after some hesitation :: *HS* Herschel Station, this is Atlantis. There has been an incident and we are investigating. No further abnormalities are expected at this time. Atlantis out. :: cuts the comm without waiting for a response ::
(21:33:56) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: thinks, and gathers a few more thoughts :: Bridge: I will need a timeline of the accident, millisecond by millisecond, with correlated sensor readings from all of you. Starfleet Command will require it for the investigation.
(21:34:03) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::The TL Doors open to Kymar's back as if he also just arrived:: CMO: Commander, where do we start sir ::Handing the forensics kit and pulling out his tricorder::
(21:34:41) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *CEO* Bridge here.
(21:34:52) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: stares at the console in disbelief, and can do nothing but stand by for orders ::
(21:35:44) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* Commander, is the notification I just received from Engineering accurate? About the Admiral's shuttle?
(21:35:48) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::takes the kit and walks over to the wreckage, expecting Slade to follow:: MED: Find the biggest pieces and scan for DNA, flesh, organ residue or body parts. Go through everything with a thin tooth comb.
(21:36:02) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *CEO* Yes, Lieutenant... it is.
(21:36:16) CSO_LCdr_Wright: aCO: I've captured full sensor logs from when we first picked them up on long-range to present. I have the audio logs as well. :: quietly sends a copy of her audio conversation with the Admiral to her personal files ::
(21:36:20) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* And, uh...about its passengers as well?
(21:36:50) aCO_Cdr_Harper: CSO: Audio logs, yes. Analyze those to see if we can get any information from background noise.
(21:37:03) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Follows close behind, even while trying to hide it has the look of disbelief plastard oon his face::
(21:37:16) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Nods, and stares at his console with the telemetry for a moment, closing his eyes again; to give it one last try. He took a long deep breath, before focusing on anything he can recall of the Admiral or Captain's personalities to help him feel their presence out there somewhere.::
(21:37:30) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *CEO* There were no survivors. :: forces herself to say it without stumbling ::
(21:37:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: says nothing but starts to work on it right away, listening to them repeatedly with a profound and building sadness ::
(21:37:41) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: quietly turns and nods to Randen ::
(21:37:59) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Aye sir :: Begins scannig every inch of debris that lays out on the cargo bay floor::
(21:38:13) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: the database isn't pulling up much about what could cause such a rapid loss of containment, but this particular detail is worth noting and reporting :: aCO: Sir? Sensors are indicating that the containment of the shuttle's warp core was rapid, likely taking place in seconds, from what I can see so far. I will continue to go over the sensor readings for
(21:38:14) SCI_Lt_TLira: more information.
(21:38:30) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::glances over at the young doctor:: MED: Chin up, Tyler. Grieve later, it's important that we look collected during crises like this. ::with that said, he unpacks his kit and sets to work, going through the largest pieces, trying not to touch anything so that Engineering have more to work with.
(21:38:37) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* Oh. Then I, uh...well, unless you have other instructions, maybe someone can relay the sensor log down to engineering. So I I can see what I can see.
(21:39:25) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *CEO* We will need everything you can piece together as well, Lieutenant.
(21:40:53) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Nods and continues working::
(21:40:53) aCO_Cdr_Harper: SCI: Any other anomalies that could cause such a rapid breach?
(21:41:07) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* Once I've had a look at the sensor data, I'll take charge of the scanning myself.
(21:41:14) SCI_Lt_TLira: aCO: None that I can detect at the moment, but I am still reviewing the sensor scans.
(21:42:09) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Nods back to Wolfe and goes to carry out his unspoken order. He left the bridge to go count the torpedos by sight himself. He even went to interview the loading crewman to verify how many were loaded and when. ::
(21:42:32) aCO_Cdr_Harper: ENG: Get together with Lt. Quinn and those sensor logs, find out WHY that core breached so fast.
(21:43:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: aCO: I am getting very little from the analysis of the audio logs. There is a small amount of distortion at the... ...end of the transmission, just as the Admiral was beginning to speak, but the most likely culprit is the core breach itself.
(21:43:39) aCO_Cdr_Harper: CSO: Understood. Note that and include it in the report.
(21:44:10) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::picks up a charred, leather-bound paper book, the title obscured with black from the quick, hot plasma flames, but most of the inside staying intact. His kit gives a small chirrup, and he turns it over in his hands::
(21:44:17) CSO_LCdr_Wright: aCO: Aye. :: dutifully includes it in her report ::
(21:44:54) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Gasps as Harper speaks to him, showing strain in the brow.:: CO: Yes, ma'am... ::Catches his breath.::
(21:45:11) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::His head pops up at the sound of the chirp::
(21:45:36) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Commander??
(21:45:43) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::shakes his head, the readings coming back positive from the database:: MED: Tyler, confirm these readings. ::he sends them over before tapping his comm badge:: *aCO*: Kymar to Harper.
(21:45:56) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *CMO* Harper here, go ahead doctor.
(21:46:29) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Scans over the leather book and checks the result twice:: CMO: Confirmed Sir, Unfortunately
(21:47:19) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::flicks through the book idly, reading 'The Adventures of Tom Sawy.." before it's obscured by char on the inside pages:: *aCO*: I've found traces of the Admiral's blood, liquid, shows signs of oxydisation before vaporisation from extreme heat.
(21:47:21) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Sends the scan data to wherever Quinn is, and climbs to his feet.::
(21:48:06) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: chews on her lip :: *CMO* Understood, doctor. Thank you.
(21:48:23) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Commander is it possible that the blood was from another wound and just left the residue?
(21:48:53) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Comes out of the turbolift at a run, and follows the silent gesture of an engineer to the panel in question before beginning to just shy of frantically start combing over the telemetry. ::
(21:49:33) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::sits back and shakes his head, holding onto the book:: MED: Unlikely. The blood was exposed to the air for a short period, then vaporised. See if you can find anything of Captain T'Kirr. Perhaps...:: he shakes his head and continues working::
(21:50:22) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ::Nods and continues scanning, hoping he doesnt find anything but being very diligent in his scanning::
(21:51:30) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Enters the TL, and upon instructing it to engineering, continues his search.::
(21:52:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: continues combing through the sensor logs, trying to find the earliest evidence of trouble ::
(21:52:07) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::scans continue to show trace amounts of blood-borne DNA on parts of the wreckage, some belonging to the Admiral, and some with decidely Vulcan characteristics::
(21:52:19) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Frowns as he looks at the time stamp. :: What? No, no. No. That just does not happen. Not to Star Fleet tech.
(21:52:49) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: lets out a long sigh :: CSO: I must inform Starfleet command. Please give me a secure channel in the ready room.
(21:52:59) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: a nervous habit that hasn't shown up in several months decides to make a reappearance and she starts to unconsciously tap her fingers on the console as she works ::
(21:54:14) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Finishes up the count and interviews. :: *CTO* Randen to Wolfe.
(21:55:32) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: *TAC* Go ahead.
(21:55:44) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Pulls himself back to himself, as the TL doors open. Walks out, and searches for Quinn.::
(21:55:55) TAC_2LT_Randen: *CTO* It wasn't the torpedos, Sir.
(21:56:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: wishes she could give poor Kate a hug :: aCO: Aye, Commander. Give me a few moments.
(21:56:57) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: *TAC* Good. I mean - Well, there's not really a right word to say, is there? Returnto the bridge.
(21:57:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: goes about setting up the secure channel :: aCO: Ready when you are.
(21:57:48) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: nods to Wright:: CSO: Thank you. You have the bridge. :: enters the ready room ::
(21:59:12) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Stands pretty much a beeline inside main engineering from the big entrance, checking for the third time for any sign of weakness or fluctuation in the shuttle's containment field, or fluctuations anywhere in its power grid leading up to the crisis point. ::
(21:59:18) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Commander, I need your confirmation on this. :: Slowly scanning over one of the seats from the shuttle::
(21:59:21) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: looks around the ready room, then hesitantly heads behind the desk to the terminal ::
(22:00:06) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: brings up the commlink :: *SFHQ* USS Atlantis to Alpha Quadrant Operations Office.
(22:00:58) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: <SFHQ> *aCO*: Hold for Admiral Jacksmouth's office, Atlantis.
(22:01:04) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Slowly approaches Quinn, his footstep and tap on his stick seeming to echo more than normal.::
(22:01:05) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: I believe I have found a DNA trace from Captain T'Kirr on this portion of the seat :: Pointing to the debris::
(22:01:12) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: is put on hold, stares at the screen ::
(22:01:49) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::checks over the readings and matches it against the DNA on file for TKirr, frowning as he shakes his head and sighs:: MED: It's there alright, matches her perfectly. Log it with the rest, see if you can determine splatter, maybe the type of blood.
(22:02:35) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: wills herself to hold together through this ::
(22:02:40) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Nods and attempts to recreate the puzzle to measure the pattern::
(22:02:46) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: <Admiral_Alan_Jacksmouth> ::turns to the terminal on his desk, tapping the button to bring up the secure channel:: *aCO*: Atlantis, this is Admiral Jacksmouth.
(22:02:59) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Doesn't pause to turn around. :: *ENG* Ilaihr, have you given these readings a proper once over yet?
(22:04:01) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CEO: I saw it as it started to come in.
(22:04:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watches the utilization on the ready room secure channel to see when Kate is finished ::
(22:04:54) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Rests on his stick.:: CEO: I cannot sense them out there....
(22:05:10) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *SFHQ* Admiral, this is Commander Kathryn Harper aboard the Atlantis. :: takes a deep breath :: I must report a tragic incident, sir.
(22:06:04) TAC_2LT_Randen: *CTO* Aye. :: Heads back to the TL :: Bridge.
(22:06:47) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Nods. :: *ENG* What? Oh, that. Then focus on what's in front of you, and you take the full measure of your time. I don't want to color your perceptions with my own.
(22:09:29) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: <Admiral_Jacksmouth> ::tilts his head slightly, curious:: aCO: Oh? Please, report, Commander.
(22:09:36) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CEO: The timeline of the incident though... does not seem accidental to me. ::Nods, before going to an adjacent console to look over the findings with a fine tooth comb.::
(22:10:39) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: lets out another breath that she was holding and didn't notice :: *SFHQ* Admiral Blackthorne and Captain T'Kirr have been killed in a shuttlecraft accident. Their warp core breached.
(22:11:33) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Dr. Kymar im confused by our readings
(22:12:39) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: <Admiral_Jacksmouth> ::frowns, putting on a stoic face, concern touching the wrinkles at the edges of his eyes:: *aCO*: I'm sorry to hear that, Commander. They were two very fine officers, the best, and they will be sorely missed. I trust you're conducting a full investigation? The USS Xiphos is nearby with a contingent of SCE officer if you need assistance.
(22:13:05) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::turns from his kit, wondering what could have peaked the Ensign's interest:: MED: How so, Tyler?
(22:14:36) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *SFHQ* We are, sir, and will have the forensic investigation filed as soon as it is complete. Assistance is not necessary; I believe the crew would like to handle this themselves.
(22:15:18) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: The breach was rapid and the shuttle was a small space with an antimatter inhialation there wouldnt be DNA splatter like we are findind. The Admiral and the Captain would have been decentegrated into nothing correct?
(22:15:40) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: So how are we finding their DNA in these small parts of debris
(22:16:02) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: cannot shake the odd feeling that something here is very wrong. She isn't sure what that would be, but she's going to find out, starting with these sensor readings ::
(22:16:43) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::nods at his terminal:: *aCO*: I fully understand, Commander. I'll notify Starfleet Command of this and we'll expect your full report within the day.
(22:17:04) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *SFHQ* Yes sir, you will have it.
(22:17:13) CEO_LtQuinn: ENG: In that case, I agree. Core containment does not fail that fast on its own. Whether we were talking about a power interruption brought about by a burnt out relay, or a faulty magnetic confinement loop...either way, there are multiple redundancies in place to compensate for all of that.
(22:18:01) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::frowns, turning and looking at the man:: MED: A lot of the DNA is incidental, minute traces from skin flakes, hair, et cetera. We're looking for the larger patches, like that chair and this book, where evidence of fresh blood-borne DNA can be found which would suggest that both the Admiral and the Captain were onboard at the time of the incident. Does that make sense?
(22:18:42) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CEO: Yes, and also... in the vast distance of space, the shuttle exploded when it was in range for us to watch it happen.
(22:19:45) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: <Admiral_Jacksmouth> ::taps at his console, accessing the Atlantis record systems and pushing through some updates:: *aCO*: In the meantime, Commander, I suggest that you continue in your role as Commanding Officer until we have time to consider our options - some semblance of structure is required in times like these. I'm transferring the Atlantis' command codes to you.
(22:19:47) CEO_LtQuinn: ENG: The odds of all those redundancies failing at once is...statistically irrelevant. And we'd STILL have picked up something wrong earlier than that! All my training tells me there's some outside factor at work we haven't spotted yet. We've got an hour to prove ourselves wrong, then we're going into that bay and taking the wreckage apart. Atom by atom i
(22:20:03) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Yes commander I see what you mean which is why I have been looking, but with an antimatter inhiallation in such a small space and happening so face there shouldnt be any trace of either of them at all. Does that make sense sir??
(22:20:17) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *SFHQ* Understood, sir.
(22:20:33) CEO_LtQuinn: ENG: if necessary!
(22:21:06) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: MED: The extra heat will vaporise most organic tissue, it's the residue that we're looking for here, and the sources of that residue. Not even the most energetic matter/anti-matter explosion can remove all trace particulates.
(22:21:42) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CEO: We must make sure... ::Pauses, as he goes over the data.:: That this is not an open and closed case. That would be suspiciously easy... I for one dont like coincidences.
(22:22:06) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Steps off the turbolift onto the bridge. :: CTO: Are we any closer to figuring this thing out?
(22:22:34) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: <Admiral_Jacksmouth> ::makes a few more adjustments:: *aCO*: And, although I wish this were under different circumstances, I'm field promoting you to Captain effective immediately. Provisional though it is, and sad under the circumstances, congratulations - Captain. ::he doesn't look or sound happy or congratulatory::
(22:22:38) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CEO: Hold on to hope. ::Looks around engineering.::
(22:22:40) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC: I do not know. We have teams working on this all over the ship. Continue to run scans on the wreckage outside, we've got plenty of people scanning the wreckage that is aboard. See if you can find some reason for the overload. I find it suspicious at the least.
(22:23:16) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Sighs :: ENG: Hope for what, Lieutenant?
(22:23:36) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: That wasnt my understand of matter/ antimatter inhiallation, but I do see what you are saying. I just want there to be some sort of explanation. Sir, I just want to find that this is all a farce and we can get them back
(22:24:12) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CEO: Just hope, Lieutenant.
(22:24:25) TAC_2LT_Randen: CTO: Aye Sir. :: Goes back to the console he was working on earlier and conducting his scans of the area of the explosion and it's aftermath for any clues. ::
(22:24:27) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: I accept losing a crewman when they are on my table and i have doen everything i possibly could, but I do not accept this.... this unknown.
(22:24:41) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: MED: Don't let your personal feelings blind you to the facts, Ensign. This is why we must rise above the emotion when we can, so that we can look upon a situation and dissect it for the truth - whatever that truth is.
(22:24:53) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: from what she can see on the sensors, this shouldn't be possible. A tiny part of her mind goes straight to the conclusion of it not having been an accident, but she shuts that down. It is illogical to dwell on such things without definite proof ::
(22:25:03) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: silent for a moment, almost as if she didn't quite process what he said, then realizes it ::
(22:25:26) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Has exhausted his mind, and cannot search for them anymore, despite his attempts. Just tries to find something in the data.::
(22:25:41) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *SFHQ* Sir? Er, yes sir. I will do my best, Admiral.
(22:27:05) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: <Admiral_Jacksmouth> ::nods:: *aCO*: I have no doubt about that, Captain. I'll transmit the transfer orders for your new Executive Officer to your chief of operations shortly.
(22:27:20) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: I am trying to be as objective as possible Commander, but I am also looking into all possibilities that could make this all fall apart into a scam
(22:28:19) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::nods sadly, accepting it:: MED: We can live in hope, Tyler. Just don't let it cloud your judgement.
(22:28:20) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *SFHQ* Yes sir, thank you.
(22:28:32) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Frankly has no idea what Ilahir is on about, but right now, he doesn't care to dwell on it, and simply goes back to the numbers, and traces the shuttle systems in his head from memory, searching for any conceivable malfunction of manufacturing defect that could explain this. ::
(22:30:50) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: <Admiral_Jacksmouth> *aCO*: We'll select a suitable candidate with experience in command of Sovereign class vessels, we can't have the flagship of the third fleet performing at any less than her best in these troubling times. Is there anything else, Captain?
(22:31:26) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *SFHQ* No sir. Thank you again and we will have the accident report to you ASAP.
(22:33:54) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: <Admiral_Jacksmouth> *aCO*: Of course, Captain. Godspeed, and my condolences to the crew.
(22:34:11) aCO_Cdr_Harper: *SFHQ* Appreciated sir. Atlantis out.
(22:34:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sees the channel go dark and sends a text message to the RR console :: Text: Send for me if you need to talk.
(22:34:37) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ACTION: Kate's terminal goes black, the sigil for the Admiral's officer appearing briefly before it too disappears.
(22:34:40) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: once the comm goes dark, she blinks for a moment, and opens the drawer she saw Blackthorne get Lexy's LCdr pip out of ::
(22:36:04) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: finds a full pip in The Box and adds it to her collar, then after half a second, starts crying ::
(22:36:40) aCO_Cdr_Harper: No- pull it together, Kate. :: wills herself back into Command shape :: You can mourn later.
(22:36:55) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::puts his kit down and stands back up, letting out a quiet groan as his knees have locked in position:: MED: I think that's everything, Ensign. ::he hands over the kit:: Log it into the forensics file and pass it up to Major Wolfe.
(22:37:05) aCO_Cdr_Harper: :: secures the pip and stands ::
(22:37:25) aCO_Cdr_Harper is now known as CO_Capt_Harper
(22:37:40) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: waits for a reply that doesn't come ::
(22:38:02) CO_Capt_Harper: :: wipes the blood off from the pip, wondering why Blackthorne kept them so sharp, didn't even feel the prick ::
(22:38:25) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Aye Commander :: Takes the kit and pulls the information from the devices to the PADD inside the kit:: *CTO* Dr. Slade to Maj Wolfe
(22:38:45) CO_Capt_Harper: :: replies by text :: CSO: Have a shipwide comm ready when I come out.
(22:39:35) CO_Capt_Harper: :: wipes at her face and makes sure she looks the part, does a Picard Maneuver for good measure, then takes a deep breath ::
(22:39:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: ::taps a few buttons then replies in text :: CO: Ready and waiting.
(22:39:49) CO_Capt_Harper: :: emerges from the ready room ::
(22:40:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looking at Kate, notices the pip without surprise :: CO: Ready when you are, Captain.
(22:40:55) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: looks over at Harper and notes the extra pip that appeared. She returns her gaze to her console and focuses on her work, keeping any and all emotions buried like a good Vulcan should ::
(22:41:11) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: *MED* Go ahead.
(22:41:22) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* All hands, this is Captain Harper.
(22:42:22) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: after much furious pacing of the Security Office, stops short and listens intently, her finned ears perking up ::
(22:42:32) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Looks up from his console to listen to the comm, a sad look in his eyes.::
(22:42:39) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* For those that have not heard the tragic news, Admiral Blackthorne and Captain T'Kirr were the victims of a shuttlecraft accident not long ago. Their loss is... irreparable.
(22:43:16) Cdt_AJZuriyev: :: looks up at the comm from her training materials and screams :: What? NOOOOOOOOO!
(22:43:58) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* Our investigation of this incident continues and will be comprehensive. We will understand why this has happened and ensure that it never does again.
(22:45:19) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* Despite this gaping absence in our hearts, we must continue our work, as the Admiral and Captain would have both directed.
(22:46:13) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: mixed feelings of intense sadness and pride as she watches the Captain ::
(22:46:17) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* Starfleet Headquarters has transferred command of Atlantis to me. I- I can not replace them. But I can command the ship, and I owe it to them - and all of you - to do no less than my best.
(22:47:25) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: begins a terrible wailing, at first drawing attention from every other head within the Security Office, but the others soon lower their heads, all feeling the sound projects their own sense of loss ::
(22:47:30) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* Please continue to serve in the exemplary capacity that you did for them, in their memory, if for no other reason, but also for yourselves. That is what they instilled in all of us, and what I expect.
(22:48:07) Cdt_AJZuriyev: :: collapses, crying on her PADD, blaming herself ::
(22:48:55) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* For now, continue your investigative work. Funeral announcements will be made public as soon as they are known, and the Counselor will be available for any needed therapy.
(22:49:34) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* I will be relying on all of you especially heavily in the days to come, but we will continue in their honor. Harper out.
(22:49:48) MED_Ens_DrSlade: *CTO* Where can I meet you to give you the BIO scan information from the debris?
(22:50:19) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: *MED* The Bridge will be fine.
(22:50:27) MED_Ens_DrSlade: *Cdt* Cadet Zuriev to Dr Slade
(22:50:31) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: closes the channel :: CO: Well done, Sir. I think I speak for all of us when I say we're here to support you.
(22:51:12) CEO_LtQuinn: ENG> Alright,'s what I've got. This wasn't any sudden power drain or interruption. We'd be seeing that here. We're not.
(22:51:24) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Begins heading towards the bridge with the PADD awaiting the Cadets response::
(22:51:40) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Thank you, Commander. I will need it.
(22:52:19) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: turns all her attention to her work, cutting off that extra part of her focus that she kept on her surroundings. Now is the time to just work, as she doesn't particularly wish to hear the conversations on the bridge at the moment. ::
(22:53:25) CO_Capt_Harper: :: takes a deep breath and sits down in the center seat ::
(22:53:55) MED_Ens_DrSlade: ;; Makes his way up to the bridge, seeing T'Lira but knows not to bother her at the moment:: CTO: Major, I have these readings for you from myself and Commander Kymar
(22:54:00) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CEO: Perhaps an explosive device of some sort. We should check the debris for transporter signatures.
(22:54:03) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI: Have you managed to track down any new information? I've looked pretty exhaustively, but found nothing beyond what we already knew...
(22:54:30) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CEO: If they have not been degraded by the antimatter reaction...
(22:54:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: You'll have the SCI/OPS report within the hour, then we're available to assist as needed.
(22:54:57) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Did I miss any new developments?
(22:54:58) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: it takes her a moment to acknowledge that someone spoke to her :: CSO: Not at the this time, but I am continuing to check the sensor readings.
(22:55:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Not to my knowledge, Captain. But we're all still looking
(22:56:02) CEO_LtQuinn: ENG: Well, I can tell you right now, if there's an answer to be found, it's not here. Grab your gear, and let's head down to cargo bay one.
(22:56:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI: Keep me apprised.
(22:56:25) SCI_Lt_TLira: CSO: Aye sir. :: returns to her work-focused bubble ::
(22:56:35) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Hands off the info smiles at T'Lira and taps his comm badge:: *Cdt* Cadet this is Dr DSlade
(22:56:36) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Hope... ::Grabs a kit.::
(22:56:43) Cdt_AJZuriyev: :: her sobbing making her oblivious to the comm from Dr. Slade, she doesn't answer ::
(22:56:57) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(22:56:58) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(22:56:58) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM