Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Oct 18 21:06:30 2017 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:13:18) XO_LCdr_Kuari: BEGIN SIM
(21:13:19) XO_LCdr_Kuari: BEGIN SIM
(21:13:21) XO_LCdr_Kuari: BEGIN SIM
(21:14:19) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Sits pensively on the sofa, quietly meditating on the situation, even though the comm is still open.::
(21:15:17) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks out a window at the Atlantis, momentarily finding the sight of a ship connected only by docking bridge with no umbilicals to be strange, but then the worry sets in ::
(21:15:37) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: paces the Bridge, wishing she was tracking down Crewman Klein herself. Now that departments are working on the problem, she thinks about what else she can do while waiting on information ::
(21:15:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: after having helped each other into the suits, is proceeding down the corridor to the site along with Dr. Tailor, scientific instruments in-hand :: CMO: Readings are high, but still within acceptable parameters.
(21:19:06) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::still tugging at her suit.. she can never quite get comfortable when wearing one::
(21:19:15) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: *XO*: You really must remain calm, Commander. ::In a soothing manner.::
(21:20:16) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::is busy collecting readings also - for contaminants, or a biosignature of some kind.. anything::
(21:21:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks down for a second as he rides the Turbolift, thinking, imagining and thinking about the different things that could happen with... whatever Klein has brought on board. :: Computer: Computer, locate Crewman Klein.
(21:22:01) CO_CaptHarper: :: paces, trying to tell herself that Kuari will handle it well, and restrains herself from asking for a status report every five minutes since that would just get in their way ::
(21:22:41) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: Any sign of the contaminant aside from in crewman Klein's quarters?
(21:23:48) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Computer> CTO: Crewman Klein is in Ten Forward.
(21:24:41) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: shakes his head, not really looking at anything. :: TL: Reroute to Deck 10, toward Ten Forward.
(21:24:45) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::rounds a bend in the corridor and arrives in front of crewman Klein's quarters::
(21:25:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: waves her enhanced tricorder around the door, looking critically at the screen for some time before turning to Dr. Tailor and shaking her head :: CMO: Nothing yet.
(21:25:49) XO_LCdr_Kuari: ENG: :: makes an annoyed expression :: *ENG* Thank you, Lieutenant. I'm just thinking. Kuari out.
(21:27:48) CO_CaptHarper: :: the impulse to bother Kuari for updates gives way to more worry ::
(21:28:03) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Thinks about making a cup of tea, until he remembers the replicator is offline.:: Self: I do hope she doesn't wear a hole in the floor.
(21:28:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO: ... Well... shall we? :: checks the seals on her suit once more and gestures at the door ::
(21:29:20) MED_Ens_Velekh: You take care now. ::Leaves the young Junior officer's quarters after checking the healing condition of her ankle, the young woman humming in acknowledgement:: Right.... :Checks Padd for next crewmember on the roster, completely unaware of the quarantine::
(21:29:57) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: Comp: Computer, override security seal, authorization TailorfourAlpha
(21:30:09) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: tipping back a cold one in Ten Forward ::
(21:31:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Marines: You may want to stand clear, in case there are airborne contaminants.
(21:32:11) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Marines> :: step back ::
(21:32:47) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::begins scanning immediately as soon as the door unseals and slides open::
(21:33:07) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: walks into Ten Forward and sees Klein and his brew. He takes several steps toward him before addressing him. Klein's back is to the door, he's looking out the window. :: Klein: Crewman Klein?
(21:33:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: steps inside, sealing the door behind them and making a visual inspection, with an eye on her tricorder readout ::
(21:33:48) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: turns, beer in hand :: Yeah? :: sees the rank :: Oh, Major, sir! What can I do for you?
(21:34:23) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: All: Hello, my dears. You wouldn't happen to have brought any tea with you... would you?
(21:34:52) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Klein: We need to talk to you. On the Bridge. Right now.
(21:35:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks up at the sound of Ilaihr speaking :: ENG: Lieutenant! ... :: looks down at her biohazard suit, looks back at him, realizes it's too late :: ENG: Can you show us what happened?
(21:35:49) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> CTO: Er... OK? :: finishes the beer, since it's just synth anyway ::
(21:35:56) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::jumps:: ENG: Oh.. I didn't see you, you were so quiet.
(21:36:36) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Klein: With me. :: he turns and walks smartly toward the exit, two Marines flanking Klein from a bit of a distance ::
(21:37:15) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: follows along :: CTO: Did I do something wrong, sir?
(21:37:18) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: I'm not sure we're going to be getting tea out of this replicator anytime soon.. ::scans the replicator in question::
(21:37:44) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Gets up from the sofa, and show the to the replicator.:: All: I came to repair this, it had a large enough malfunction to alert me on the bridge. As you can see it is coated in this dark green, viscous liquid.
(21:38:20) CO_CaptHarper: :: knowing Lexy would be at the forefront of dealing with this, it's hard to supress her worry, but also knowing how good her crew is helps a bit ::
(21:38:28) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: I hope you didn't touch it.. ::scans Ilaihr also::
(21:38:33) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Potters over to the table.:: All: This is where it came from.
(21:38:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks expectantly at her instrument readings, then sighs, sets down her kit, and pulls out her hazardous material sampling tools ::
(21:39:15) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Walks down the hallway, searching for Crewmember Klein who seems to have missed his last meeting with him. Looks ahead and spots him being let away:: Self: What the...? ::Jogs over to them:: CTO: Is everything alright, Major?
(21:39:34) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> MED: Hey doc!
(21:39:37) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CMO: I believe I may have made contact with it; as I quickly set to work.
(21:40:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: listens intently to the interaction happening behind him ::
(21:40:36) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::glances at her tricorder:: All: There's no contagion present airborne.. ::glances again:: ENG: Or on you.. You said you made contact with it?
(21:40:47) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Looks disapprovingly at Klein:: Klein:
(21:40:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: despite her concern for her friend, leaves Ilaihr in Dr. Tailor's capable hands and focuses on gathering her samples ::
(21:42:00) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> MED: Sorry I missed my appointment, but the Major says I have to go to the bridge.
(21:42:20) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CMO: I smelt it. It has an... acrid smell, almost like pickled eels.
(21:42:43) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Looks at Major Wolfe:: CTO: What's going on, Major? Is there a problem on the bridge?
(21:43:00) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::scans the container on the table:: All: I'm picking up contaminants in the both the container and the replicator.. of course ::eyes the green liquidy stuff:: But it's not being recognized by the computer
(21:43:00) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: shrugs, appearing clueless ::
(21:43:48) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CMO: Curious, isn't it?
(21:43:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: gets herself a cup of coffee from the replicator and settles in for the wait til the next update ::
(21:44:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO: I'll have to determine the properties of this substance so I can define it in the scanning protocols.
(21:44:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: arrives at the Turbolift, turns around and faces Klein, saying nothing ::
(21:44:18) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: Acrid, pickled eels.. strange. ::eyes the scans again::
(21:45:14) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: gets in the turbolift, eyeing the large unpleasant Marine ::
(21:45:15) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: Very curious indeed. Metallic and biological compounds..
(21:45:57) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: rides, facing Klein, but kind of looking over his head :: TL:: Bridge.
(21:46:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: pointing her tricorder at the sample container :: CMO/ENG: Yes, that's what I noted as well. Biological in nature with metallic inclusions. Very strange.
(21:46:11) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::gets a sample of the stuff and sticks it into a vial for later analysis::
(21:46:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO/ENG: But my readings show that the biological components are not harmful to biological life... at least, as far as the computer can tell.
(21:46:49) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Tail twitches in agitation, frowning concerned at the lack of reply from the back of the turbolift, ears flat against his skull::
(21:47:13) CSO_LCdr_Wright: ENG: I got the impression that the computer was behaving oddly, though?
(21:47:44) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: is now pretty sure that he's in trouble ::
(21:47:45) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: That's what I'm reading also.
(21:48:47) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: Not harmful, but it's messing with the ship's systems?
(21:49:17) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: stops pacing and sits, looking at the ceiling, seeing if that helps her think better ::
(21:49:31) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO/ENG: If that's the case... I'll need to take this back to the lab to determine the exact properties of these metallic inclusions. But I'll have to analyze the sample the old-fashioned way.
(21:49:43) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: turns his attention to Velekh :: We have some issues on board, and we've traced them back to Klein. He needs to speak to First Officer Kuari. :: turns his gaze ahead again just in time to feel the TL begin to slow down. The doors open, and he steps out on to the Bridge. :: XO: Commander, Crewman Klein.
(21:50:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO: Do you have the tools in your lab to look at the biological components without computer assistance?
(21:50:52) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: Yes... it stumbled on a simple system check, then failed to comply with a request. Complete with audio glitches, and an audible strain on the main computer.
(21:51:17) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: turns and sees Wolfe and Velekh, but her attention focuses on Klein ::
(21:51:26) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: mind racing, he tries to think of how he could have caused any problems as he faces the XO :: XO: Uh, ma'am. Hello.
(21:51:58) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: As I sat in meditation, I could hear, that the ship is running differently. There is something... wrong.
(21:52:13) CSO_LCdr_Wright: ENG: The Computer on the Bridge was still operating normally when we left, but if this is some kind of silicate virus, who knows how far it may have spread? Do you think it's possible to sequester the bridge and lab computer systems?
(21:53:07) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: I believe so.. although it would of course be limited.
(21:53:12) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Stays back, but watches and listens with rapt attention, an ear pricked up and Padd clutched to his chest::
(21:53:30) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: Indeed. As the doctor said.
(21:53:40) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO: My tools would be limited as well, but I'm not sure we have any choice. :: looks a bit grim ::
(21:53:43) CO_CaptHarper: :: sips her coffee, but her eyes never leave the Atlantis over the brim of the cup ::
(21:53:47) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: All: Hmm.. we had another report of a malfunctioning replicator earlier, someone got zapped by one and had to go into sickbay for a burn.
(21:54:11) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Klein: Crewman Klein. We've found something in your quarters, on a table. What is it?
(21:54:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: ENG: I suggest we locate a properly functioning computer and sever the logical connection between the replicator systems and everything else, as well as these quarters... maybe the whole deck.
(21:54:35) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::thinks:: CSO: I think one of our scientists keeps a traditional microscope and slides. he's somewhat of a traditionalist...
(21:55:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: ENG: And if severing the logical connection isn't enough... then we may have to get drastic.
(21:55:58) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: thinks ::
(21:56:30) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Nods.::
(21:56:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO/ENG: What do you think? Do we have a plan?
(21:57:36) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> Oh, uhhhh... do you mean my dinner? It didn't taste very good so I replicated something else.
(21:58:37) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: All: Yes, that could work. I take it we want some sort of isolation field as well? Assuming that works..
(21:59:10) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: All: maybe a shuttlecraft.
(21:59:25) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: frowns and glances at Wolfe before looking back to Klein :: Um...did you have anything else on your table?
(21:59:33) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: All: If you listen carefully. The hum, the beating of Atlantis's heart; the sounds you naturally dial out with exposure. They are off. It is only a matter of time until small misalignments become critical failures. We should move quickly.
(21:59:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO: I was planning to clear the lab and seal myself in, for my part.
(22:00:30) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> XO: Maybe a beer, but I drank that.
(22:00:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO/ENG: In case communications systems fail, I'll be on Deck 12 in Science Lab 7.
(22:01:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *XO* Wright to Kuari.
(22:01:49) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CSO* Go ahead.
(22:03:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *XO* We've located an unknown substance, biological in nature with metallic inclusions. As far as we can tell, it doesn't seem to be harmful to biological life, but it does seem to be causing a problem with computer systems. Dr. Tailor will be analyzing the biological component as best as she can with non-computer tools,
(22:03:51) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: blinks :: My dinner did that?
(22:03:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *XO* Lt. Ilaihr will be working on sequestering computer systems to keep the malfunctions from spreading, and I'll be analyzing the metallic components in the lab and determining properties to design a scanning protocol.
(22:04:23) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *XO* But b advised, there may be an infection in the computer systems, and it may be spreading. Manual overrides may be necessary.
(22:05:48) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: breathes a sigh of relief, if only for the apparent lack of infection to people :: *CSO* Thank you, Alexis. Keep me updated.
(22:06:00) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: Ok. We'll keep an eye on you in case of any problems.
(22:06:19) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: Are you sure you don't want someone else in there with you?
(22:06:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *XO* Will do, Commander, thanks. Wright out.
(22:06:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CMO: You're welcome to join me, but I figured your older tools would be in your bio lab. It's up to you.
(22:06:58) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Klein: Where did you get it?
(22:07:50) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: places her samples carefully into her bio-secure sample case ::
(22:08:02) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: I will endeavour to keep Atlantis' systems from going insane. Don't want people getting gagh, when they ask for ramen noodles...
(22:08:06) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> A stall on Vinland's promenade... guy said it was genuine Caitian food!
(22:08:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: shudders at Ilaihr ::
(22:09:23) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: widens her eyes further than normal :: CTO: Major! Bring up a map of Vinland's promenade.
(22:09:23) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::chuckles at Ilaihr::
(22:10:03) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Raises an eyebrow:: Self: Caitian...? ::Looks at Klein:: Klein: What was the food called? The colour?
(22:10:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: picks up case :: Both: Okay, I'm off to Sci lab 7. I don't mind company, but I'd like to seal myself in right away, so... :: looks at them ::
(22:10:49) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::is probably overthinking how bad this stuff is..:: CSO: It'll probably be fine. I'll do what I can with the tools I have and we'll compare notes.
(22:11:52) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: steps to his console and puts a map of the Vinland promenade on the main viewscreen ::
(22:11:57) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> MED: It was green, and kinda looked a bit like pudding.... guy said it was called Rrrowr.
(22:12:16) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Chuckles.:: CSO: I would only be distracting. I find the scientific method to be fascinating to watch in motion.
(22:12:38) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Klein: On this map, what stall was it you got it from?
(22:13:26) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> ::: scans the map and finally points :: XO: Ohhhhh, it was about right there.
(22:13:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods :: Both: Very well. Keep in touch. But I suggest we all leave at once, to minimize the number of times this door is opened. :: gives them both a little smile and, seeing that everyone appears ready, gives the auth code to open the door ::
(22:14:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: finds the bottom of her coffee cup, frowns at it, then stands to resume pacing ::
(22:14:37) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Klein: Was he selling other containers of this, or was what you received unique?
(22:14:48) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Follows behind out the door, before peeling off toward the bridge.::
(22:15:22) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: All: Understood. I will be in Medlab two, if anyone needs me. ::steps through the door with her sample:: I will report in as soon as I can.
(22:16:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: takes a moment to re-seal the door, then briskly makes her way to Sci lab 7 ::
(22:16:10) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: thinks :: Hmmmm, you know what? He asked what ship I'm from, then when I said Atlantis, he offered me this food.
(22:16:43) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Almost chokes on his breath:: Kuari: No way, the seller would be able to get the right ingredients for that this far from Cait. The ingredients need to be fresh or the food can become toxic. Rrrowr made right should be a blue, not green. This was on purpose.
(22:17:39) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::makes her way up to medlab 2 with the sample::
(22:18:31) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: turns to Wolfe :: CTO: Give the location of that area to Vinland Security. Get the readings of the substance from Wright and have them scan for it there. They will want to question and possibly arrest the stall owner.
(22:19:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: the lab is fortunately empty, and she seals the room completely, taking care to leave the manual override in place, then starts pulling the covers off of archaic equipment ::
(22:20:36) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Steps off the TL and take up his spot as if nothing had happened, and begins what promises to be an interesting game against the computer itself.::
(22:20:37) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: takes out one of the sample vial and begins manually prepping slides while the equipment powers up ::
(22:20:39) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> XO: He was Ferengi, if that helps! Shoulda known better than to get dinner from a Ferengi.
(22:20:40) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ensign Harrow> :: twiddles thumbs on Vinland, waiting to board Atlantis, not knowing where to go :: I just gave up my quarters on Vinland...now where do I go?
(22:21:04) CO_CaptHarper: :: gets another cup of coffee ::
(22:21:24) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Klein: It does help. :: nods to Wolfe ::
(22:21:26) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Of course. :: begins sending data to Vinland's security office so they can get on it, complete with current data on the state of the computer systems aboard Atlantis ::
(22:22:10) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CTO: Major, have Security escort Crewman Klein to Sickbay.
(22:22:38) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Klein: Since you ingested the substance, we need to make sure you're all right.
(22:22:47) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Aye, Commander. :: assigns a couple Marines to Klein's detail ::
(22:22:51) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> XO: Oh, thanks ma'am! I feel fine. though.
(22:23:18) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Klein: All the same.
(22:23:29) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Perks up:: LCdr: I'll go with them. He's due for a check-up anyway.
(22:23:44) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> Yes, ma'am, and sorry about all the trouble.
(22:23:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: viewing the slides and making notes, verbally checking her calculations against the computer partially to check herself, partially to check the computer ::
(22:23:57) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks to Velekh and smiles :: Thank you.
(22:24:08) CO_CaptHarper: :: muses that not so long ago, she wouldn't have been drinking coffee in such a situation ::
(22:27:19) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Nods and returns the smile, tail curling unconsciously around his wrist:: Klein: No evading me this time, friend. ::Looks at the Marines accompanying them:: Shall we?
(22:27:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: completely focused on the microscope :: Self: No... Is that...? :: increases magnification :: Self: ......Shit.
(22:27:32) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods to Klein, choosing to believe him for now, but still remains suspicious ::
(22:27:41) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: eyes the cat tail around his wrist, but obediently gets into the TL ::
(22:27:47) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Hums to himself, as keeping the main computer together was like playing simultaneous games of Go at the same time.
(22:29:15) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::shoos out an ensign as he tries to come into the medlab to analyze something, and makes him go into medlab one instead; seals the room and drags out a microscope..::
(22:30:59) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: relieved that he's not in trouble, now hopes that he's not infected with anything, damn Ferengi ::
(22:31:31) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: does some work on his console, looking at how far research has come on Atlantis's infection ::
(22:31:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: attempts to create a definition for a scanning protocol and uploads it to a random tricorder to test ::
(22:32:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *ENG* Wright to Ilaihr.
(22:32:32) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Major, hail Captain Harper on Vinland.
(22:33:04) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::after getting out the sample, sets up a slide, clips it in, and zooms in the focus knobs... ::
(22:33:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: swears as her first iteration doesn't work, tries again ::
(22:33:12) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Murmurs, as it now becomes clear this is like playing Strategema against a Grand Master, his hand moving rapidly across the console.:: *CSO*: Go ahead... commander.
(22:33:22) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Aye. :: makes beeping noises with his console :: Connecting now.
(22:33:46) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Uncurls the tail as they get in the TL when he realises its location:: Comp: Computer, Deck 15 please. ::Turns to Klein as he checks his Padd for Klein's file:: Klein: So, quick prelim. Any dizziness? Drowsiness? Blurred vision?
(22:34:06) CO_CaptHarper: :: halfway through the next cup of coffee, she eagerly answers the hail :: *XO* Harper here, go ahead, Commander.
(22:34:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *ENG* Ilaihr, I have bad news and I need your help. The metallic substance...... well, it's actually highly conductive and contains a huge number of microscopic nanobots. I'm working on a scanning protocol to detect them, but neutralizing them is beyond my ability.
(22:34:22) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> MED: Nope, can't say that I feel strangely at all.
(22:35:48) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CO* The contaminant aboard Atlantis appears to be harmless to people, but it has infected our systems starting with the replicators. We're attempting to seal off areas of the computer. And... :: looks to Wolfe and back to Harper :: ...is this a secure line?
(22:36:34) CO_CaptHarper: :: is at least relieved that none of her people are in danger, but waits for the confirmation before speaking ::
(22:36:42) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: *CSO*: It would certainly explain the voracious aggression it is showing the computer, it was beginning to seem beyond what it natural.
(22:37:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *ENG* Yes, I was afraid of that. There are millions of them in a single sample vial. They're incredibly small and delicate.
(22:37:55) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::TL arrives on Deck 15 and he guides them to a medical station, motioning for Klein to get on the bio bed:: Klein: Hmm. I'll do some basic scans as well as a few others just to satisfy my curiosity. Wouldn't want to accidentally miss something important. ::Motions at the Marines:: There's no danger, you can return to your duties.
(22:38:31) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> Whatever you say, doc. :: hops up on the biobed ::
(22:39:06) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: tests the protocol in the tricorder again and again, then lights up when it finally works ::
(22:40:05) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: secures the line :: XO/CO: You're clear.
(22:40:12) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CO* Crewman Klein, the one who brought the substance aboard, says he bought it from a food vendor on Vinland's promenade. Vinland is aware and attempting to apprehend the Ferengi who sold it now. The vendor seemed interested in selling it to Klein after he mentioned he was from Atlantis.
(22:40:32) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Sets out some scanning equipment, fingers flying over to calibrations as it came almost naturally to him:: Klein: Can you describe the taste and texture of the food to me?
(22:40:40) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: *CSO*: Treat the nanobot's like a cell sample. You need to separate individual units from the 'plasma', and begin breaking them apart, to analyse the constituent machinery.
(22:41:10) CO_CaptHarper: :: narrows her eyes :: *XO* So we were specifically targeted.
(22:41:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: puts the scanning protocol into the the main computer and tests it with a scan of the lab ::
(22:41:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *ENG* You make that sound so simple...
(22:42:30) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> MED: It was, well, frankly terrible. Like eating old jock strap with a rotten egg sauce. Texture was like pudding, I guess.
(22:42:38) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: *CSO*: There should be part that seemlessly mimics that of a nucleus. It is within that, that holds the bluebrints command protocols of the swarm.
(22:42:50) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CO* It looks to be that way, according to Klein's testimony.
(22:43:18) CO_CaptHarper: *XO* How are the efforts to eradicate it from Atlantis going?
(22:43:50) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::gasps as her sample appears to be filled with a few thousand teeny tiny nanobots.. Pulls her head away from the eyepiece and taps her badge :: *CSO*: I've analyzed the sample. I take it you found the nano portion of the substance also?
(22:44:16) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks dubiously over at the microscope and the manual tools on the counter :: *ENG* I'll try. I'm sending you my scanning protocol - I've tested it here in the lab, and it seems to work. Maybe you can use it to discern the extent of the contamination?
(22:44:18) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: *CSO*: If you cannot make something sound simple, it is invariably wrong.
(22:44:19) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CO* Science and Medical are analyzing it now.
(22:45:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CMO* Yes, unfortunately. Anything on the biological side? If not, I might need your help with something.
(22:45:02) CO_CaptHarper: *XO* Good work, Commander. :: with a hint of pride in her voice :: Keep me updated, and I will be paying Vinland security a visit to see what I can find out over here.
(22:45:20) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Frowns, looking quizzical with a tilted head:: Klein: Jock stra- I don't think I even want to know what that is. ::Hands him a cloth:: Wipe your hands and put it in the contaminants bin.
(22:45:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *ENG* True, my friend. You got the protocol? Let me know how the scan goes.
(22:46:08) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: wipes his hands on the cloth and deposits it as instructed ::
(22:46:48) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *CSO*: I'll have to put it under a more thorough analysis for more detailed information.. but I can at least confirm that it's harmless to people.
(22:47:09) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Smiles.:: *CSO*: I will keep you updates, my dear. Bridge out. ::Begins initating the scanning protocol.::
(22:47:12) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: smiles a little, picking up on Harper's tone. Perhaps she could succeed at this after all :: *CO* I'll be glad to know you're on it over there. I'll let you know what we find out.
(22:48:20) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Tries to contact Kuari as he scans Klein:: *XO*: Velekh to Kuari
(22:48:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CMO* Well, I talked to Ilaihr about how to neutralize the bots, and he suggested that I treat it like a cell sample and that I need to isolate individual units and break them apart, looking for blueprints in the "nucleus". I won't lie, cell biology is not my strong suit. Think you can help?
(22:48:37) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *MED* This is Kuari.
(22:48:39) CO_CaptHarper: *XO* Thank you Commander. Harper out. :: cuts the comm, relieved that her crew is safe ::
(22:49:16) CO_CaptHarper: :: finishes the coffee in one gulp, then heads off to Vinland security ::
(22:49:50) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *CSO*: Yes, I can help with that.
(22:49:59) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Monitors the scan as he continues to engage the perpetually propagating errors and failures.::
(22:50:16) MED_Ens_Velekh: *XO*: Ah, I was just wondering whether the substance had been identified. There is slight residue on Klein's fingers and in his digestive tract, but it seems relatively harmless.
(22:50:28) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: burps ::
(22:50:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CMO* You're a lifesaver, doc. Shall I come to you?
(22:51:41) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *MED* That seems to confirm his story. I haven't been updated yet on what it is. Get with Doctor Tailor, she's analyzing it.
(22:51:54) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is already cleaning up the hazards in her lab ::
(22:52:02) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::chuckles:: *CSO*: Sure, Come on over to sickbay. I'm in medlab two.
(22:52:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *XO* Wright to Kuari. :: powering down equipment, grabbing her sample case, and heading to medlab 2 ::
(22:53:57) MED_Ens_Velekh: *XO*: Right, thank you. Velekh out. ::Starts another scan:: *CMO*: Velekh to Tailor.
(22:54:15) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CSO* Kuari here.
(22:54:52) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *MED*: Tailor here. ::eyeing the nanobots in the sample again.. they're strangely mesmerising.. kind of like watching tiny creatures in a water droplet ::
(22:55:17) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Checks the preliminary scans as they come in, starting to grow tired with the battle of attrition.::
(22:55:42) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *XO* Sorry for the delay, Commander, but I wanted to have good information when I contacted you. The metallic substance in the material is a swarm of tiny, delicate nanobots. I created a scanning protocol to detect them that Lt. Ilaihr is working with, and with his help, Dr. Tailor and I are working on a way to neutralize them.
(22:56:13) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Raises a brow at the description:: *CMO*: I've got troublemaker here ::he shoots a grin at Klein:: and
(22:56:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: breathing a bit harder as she nearly jogs to her destination ::
(22:56:34) MED_Ens_Velekh: I was wondering what exactly resides in his stomach.
(22:56:50) CO_CaptHarper: Klein> :: innocent look :: Right now, beer.
(22:57:50) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::raises an eyebrow:: *MED*: In his stomach? He didn't eat something from one of the affected replicators did he?
(22:58:12) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CSO* :: fades to a pale green at the mention of nanobots, but decides to have faith in her crew :: This...is significant information. Thank you. Keep up the good work. I'll let Kate know.
(22:59:21) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Snickers, tail flicking in amusement:: Klein: To be perfectly honest, it doesn't seem to be affecting your system, but I recommend getting it out with this cleansing diet. Should take a day or two for it to be completely gone. *CMO*: He brought the source onboard from a tricky Ferengi.
(22:59:23) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *XO* Thank you, Commander. Tell her we're all doing our best to make sure she has a ship to come back to. :: a smile in her tone ::
(23:00:09) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CSO* :: smiles back :: I will.
(23:00:16) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *MED*: A ferengi? Just.. what source exactly?
(23:00:17) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Gives Kuari a brief reassuring smile, before getting back to work.::
(23:00:18) XO_LCdr_Kuari: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:19) XO_LCdr_Kuari: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:20) XO_LCdr_Kuari: PAUSE SIM