Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Mar 21 21:04:02 2018 on (irc)

(21:15:11) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:12) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:12) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:16:42) CO_CaptHarper: :: since Lexy has found herself a spot brimming with life to collect samples of and is completely engrossed in the work, she has lazily floated her way over to where the cliff-divers have landed in the water ::
(21:16:54) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: is randomly chasing a butterfly ::
(21:18:04) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::is busy collecting a fascinating fungi sample that could be the next new penicillin.. ::
(21:19:08) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Standing before the warp core, Quinn stares down at his PADD, for the third time. Logically, professionally, he knows they can do this. But all the same training that allows this procedure to be accomplished screams in protest at doing it outside the confines of a properly equipped starbase facility. ::
(21:19:19) CEO_LtQuinn: ::Sighs:: Okay. Go time.
(21:21:02) CEO_LtQuinn: *Bridge* Bridge, this in engineering. Be advised, all preparations are complete, and we will begin beaming our stores of anti-matter directly back into its containment field presently.
(21:22:01) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: jumps and catches the butterfly in her mouth. When she lands, she blinks, still for a moment, then trots over to the edge of the water, nearest her crewmates ::
(21:22:29) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: takes a look up the cliff he just jumped off of, and looks down to see Kuari now on the ground. He swims over toward her. ::
(21:22:56) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Has stopped off for a teabreak near the main computer core. And is telling more Atlantis about more of his Beta Quadrant adventures.::
(21:25:12) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks to see where Wolfe is swimming to, and sees Kuari on the shore ::
(21:26:16) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: finds herself moving closer to some trees where more of the fungi are located, and sees a creature skittering in the branches, looking down with big moon shaped eyes::
(21:26:33) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: just... floating around ::
(21:27:02) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Takes station by the transporter controls, naturally intent on screwing up fatally or bringing his ship back to life personally. But he intends to run it by the numbers. :: Containment integrity?
(21:27:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: hauls himself out of the water next to Kuari and brushes the water off his body. He looks at Kuari, something about her seeming a bit... off. ::
(21:27:18) CO_CaptHarper: :: sees Jude kinda out of it, and with an impish grin, she puts her breather in her mouth and dives, kicking up a bunch of water, making sure to splash it in her direction ::
(21:27:30) CEO_LtQuinn: Random technician> At full, all signs showing stable!
(21:27:59) CEO_LtQuinn: EPS grid?
(21:28:45) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sits when Wolfe approaches, then opens her mouth widely and extends her tongue. A turquoise butterfly speckled with iridescent gold flutters off the tip and into the air ::
(21:28:49) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: following the doctor, carrying a case of samples while smoking a cigar :: CMO: Anything interesting there?
(21:29:06) CEO_LtQuinn: Technician #2> Triple checked, sir. All our patches are holding steady. We don't have any random power fluctuations to worry about.
(21:29:24) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches the butterfly fly away, then looks back at Kuari. :: XO: Ah.
(21:29:46) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: NAV: Shh.. ::sotto voice:: NAV: Look at that.. ::points to the lemur type creature::
(21:29:46) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Nods. :: Okay. Let's do it! Locking targetting scanners on containment module Alpha...and locked. Energizing.
(21:30:44) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches at the butterfly suddenly careens downward, disappearing into the grass. After a moment of watching she doesn't see the butterfly rise into the air again, and she wilts ::
(21:31:04) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: follows her gesture and spots the creature, nodding appreciatively ::
(21:31:37) CEO_LtQuinn: ACTION> Fresh from the first of five magnetic containment modules floating in space a safe distance away in case of kablooie, a large quantity of anti-matter suddenly appears inside Atlantis' warp core.
(21:31:42) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::surreptitiously grabs some readings and a holoimage, carefully trying not to scare the creature::
(21:32:38) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: also snaps a pic :: Neat.
(21:34:25) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Gives it a ten count, then gets confirmation that containment is holding steady. :: Okay, then. Locking onto Beta...energizing.
(21:35:35) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: ends up floating towards shore, and bumps head into sand. :: Self: oof. :: stands up and walks onto the shore, squeezing the water out of her hair ::
(21:36:21) CO_CaptHarper: :: still underwater, making her way toward the shore ::
(21:36:58) CEO_LtQuinn: ACTION> Despite all of Quinn's caution, the operation is fairly straightforward at this point, and the ship's "gas tank" is refilled within minutes. Shortly thereafter, after one last quick diagnostic, main power is restored to the ship.
(21:37:14) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> And there was much rejoicing!
(21:37:51) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches the butterfly fall, turns back to Kuari and sees her reaction :: XO: Not very Marine-like.
(21:38:07) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: NAV: And it has six digits.. ::continues to observe the creature, noticing a few more in the trees nearby.:: And it looks like it's normal for this species.. or at least this family group.
(21:38:44) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CMO: So... you discovered it. Do you get to name it, then? :: puffs on the cigar ::
(21:38:54) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::continues to take notes and more holoimages::
(21:38:59) CEO_LtQuinn: :: It occurs to him that he's not entirely sure if the Captain or XO will actually have their comm badges on them, but figures he'll give it a shot anyway. :: *XO* Commander Kuari, this is Quinn. Do you read?
(21:39:34) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: NAV: Oh.. wow, I get to name something? Hmm.. ::ponders::
(21:39:51) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: hears a beap from her pouch. Pulling out her combadge, she presses it :: *CEO: Kuari here.
(21:39:55) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: grins :: CMO: I think that's how it works, doctora.
(21:40:33) CO_CaptHarper: :: finds a sandy spot on the bottom and settles down, flipping over and leaning back to take a moment to relax ::
(21:41:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CMO: La capitana might name the planet, but that creature? Your discovery.
(21:41:53) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::grins:: NAV: I'm terrible with coming up with names on the spot.. I'll have to give it the thought it deserves.
(21:41:54) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: linxi goes over to find the stuff she dropped from the cliff, and picks them up, before heading back to where the others are ::
(21:42:01) CEO_LtQuinn: *XO* Sorry to interrupt your shore leave, Commander. I thought you'd want to know, main power has been restored. I'd like to run a level one diagnostic to be sure, but all available readings thus far indicate that Atlantis is ready to move when its crew is.
(21:42:53) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CMO: You'll come up with something suitable, I'm sure.
(21:44:10) CO_CaptHarper: :: after a few minutes taking in the aquatic life, and looking up at the little star through 10 meters of water, she pushes off and swims toward shore ::
(21:44:56) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: grins :: *CEO* Good work, Lieutenant! I'll let everyone know the good news.
(21:45:57) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CEO* You're welcome to join us for shore leave, if you feel like it.
(21:46:25) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::smiles, looking at the creature again, noting it's unique characteristics.. six toes, large eyes and long fan-like tail::
(21:46:54) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Feels a momentary wave of fatigue to accompany his smile, before he pushes it back down with a brief thanks for his relative youth. His work isn't quite done yet, he reminds himself. ::
(21:47:36) CEO_LtQuinn: *XO* Thank you. Well, that was it, ma'am. I'll let you get back to it. Engineering out.
(21:47:58) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: quietly leans against a tree while he smokes, Tailor's enthusiasm for the discovery somewhat contagious, but he's no scientist ::
(21:48:56) CO_CaptHarper: :: follows the sloping bottom upwards toward the shore, finally surfacing in the shallows when she can stand ::
(21:50:39) CO_CaptHarper: :: removes her mask and slicks back her hair, looking around to see who's here, and also where she is relative to her bag ::
(21:51:44) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: What's with our engineering blokes having no sense of fun?
(21:51:59) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Makes for a nearby console, and punches in a general comm address to the entire engineering department. :: *Engineers* This is Chief Quinn. As you've all probably deduced from the new and improved lighting, main power has been restored. I will be conducting a full and exhaustive systems diagnostic to confirm...but it looks like we may be done.
(21:52:35) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: NAV: We could spend years cataloguing everything in this area alone..
(21:53:14) CEO_LtQuinn: *Engineers* Good work, all of you. As usual. Please consult your readouts for skeleton watch rotations, which I will be releasing presently. The rest of you are released to join our colleagues planetside. Thank you, and Quinn out.
(21:53:45) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: turns towards the water, where there are more people and yells :: All: MAIN POWER RESTORED!
(21:54:27) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks over at the yelling Rucara and hears the message, then cheers, raising both hands to the sky ::
(21:54:57) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CMO: True. :: chuckles :: But as lovely as the scenery is, I think I would want to move on.
(21:55:18) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks over, hearing Kuari's announcement::
(21:57:39) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: hears Kuari :: CMO: Sounds like we may be doing just that, soon.
(21:57:40) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Needless to say, there not being a chief engineer in the fleet deserving of their job who's not a problem workaholic, Quinn has placed himself at the head of the first skeleton watch shift. But afterward, he intends to take full advantage of the semi-deserted nature of the ship with an extra-large block of holodeck time. ::
(21:58:04) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: NAV: Looks like we'll be doing that soon anyway ::feels a little disappointed, there's alot she still would love to explore on this planet::
(21:58:40) SCI2_Ens_Jude: Self: Oh. Power. Hm. :: she lays down in the sand, her climbing gear functioning as a pillow ::
(21:59:08) CO_CaptHarper: :: spies her bag and exits the water, heading up the beach to it ::
(22:01:05) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CMO: So it would seem. But we are explorers, no? There will be more planets to find.
(22:01:27) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: listens to the cheers at her announcement, then takes a moment to reflect. Atlantis had been so close to being destroyed, far from home where probably no one would ever find them. Their crew, however, had pulled through, and she couldn't be more proud! ::
(22:01:40) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::packs up her sampling kit and tricorder, taking a last glance into the trees at the new creatures:: NAV: ::smiles:: Exactly. More to look forward to.
(22:02:39) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Stares at the soul of Atlantis, meditating on the relative silence, whilst sipping his tea.::
(22:03:32) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CMO: Exactly. :: opens the sample container he's carrying :: Would you like me to carry those samples? :: nods at her kit ::
(22:04:20) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: NAV: Sure, thank you. ::passes over the kit::
(22:04:38) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: puts it in his and closes it ::
(22:05:23) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches Kuari's continued excitement at the news, her sadness over the butterfly seemingly passed ::
(22:06:00) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Are you keeping up on your calesthenics in your new role?
(22:06:53) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: NAV: We'd better head to the rendezvous point
(22:07:33) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks to Wolfe, surprised :: CTO: I am. My physical fitness is still important to me, even if I'm not involved in other ways. :: extends one wing halfheartedly :: CTO: Well, my flying is still not so great, but that's nothing new.
(22:08:30) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Good. So... :: without warning, he rushes and tackles Kuari, just as back in the days during training. ::
(22:08:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: picks up her bag and shoulders it after putting her mask in it, then finds her sunglasses and puts them on as she heads toward the others up the beach ::
(22:10:10) CO_CaptHarper: :: sees someone tackle Kuari! ::
(22:10:51) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: if possible, her eyes get wider than usual in surprise. With no time to dodge from a sitting position, takes the tackle on her armored back and tosses Wolfe off in a backward roll ::
(22:10:57) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: shrugs :: CMO: If you like. They have not recalled us, though. :: gestures to the commbadge on his Hawaiian shirt ::
(22:11:20) CO_CaptHarper: :: breaks out into a laugh as she figures out what's going on ::
(22:14:52) CO_CaptHarper: :: notices her commbadge on the bag strap, but doesn't bother with it, the report from Kuari contained enough information ::
(22:18:45) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is happy and impressed that she has gone from a sitting position to shoving him into the air in under a second. So much for his jump. As soon as he hits the ground a couple meters away, he pulls up on top of her and attempts to pin her again. ::
(22:22:06) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: resists the temptation to bite Wolfe's head, but shows him her teeth anyway and growls, hoping to disarm him. It never works, but she does it anyway. Her wings flat on the grass, she thumps him on the back with her tail ::
(22:23:09) CO_CaptHarper: :: finds her XO indisposed anyway as she passes by ::
(22:24:28) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Atlantis: I grow tired, my dear. ::Sips his tea.:: My energies do not replenish like they used to.
(22:25:31) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: gets her feet under Wolfe's belly and kicks him off ::
(22:26:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: feels the sting of her tail up his entire back, knowing she could snap her tail much harder and cause a lot more pain. His grin getting bigger, he grabs her by the neck and pulls himself higher up her body, attempting to pin her head, and then gets kicked off again, his hold around her neck meaning nothing as he flies off once again. ::
(22:28:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns and lingers a moment, watching the fight with a grin :
(22:30:05) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: gets on her feet in a ready stance, wings out to either side, head low, facing Wolfe ::
(22:31:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: finds himself once again on the sand, on his back. He knows he can't take a moment to rest and gets onto his feet as fast as possible. Seeing that Kuari is already up and ready as well, he charges her with the intent to get under her and flip her again. It never works, but it's his goal as he closes the distance ::
(22:31:46) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Atlantis: And my mind... it has become... constrained. Aboard Betty, I had Einin, to communicate with on a higher level. I found her Deltan telepathy, soothing.
(22:33:09) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: with her head low it's impossible to flip her. She charges forward at the last minute, Wolfe unable to get as low as her, and takes his legs out from under him. Wolfe lands on her back, where he's again bucked off and thrown towards her tail ::
(22:35:22) CO_CaptHarper: :: still watching with great enthusiasm, but takes a second to see if anyone else is around ::
(22:37:02) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Atlantis: Knowledge and experience of telepathy here is... limited, the crew think of it in such two dimensional terms. Only equating it, to simple mind reading...
(22:39:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: somehow lands on his feet behind Kuari and wonders if Kuari did that intentionally. He jumps back on her back, throwing his weight to the side, attempting to pull her over onto her back ::
(22:40:14) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: can't help but be thrown sideways, Wolfe having greater mass and her not expecting it. She attempts to right herself with a wing to the ground :
(22:40:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: her eyes widen at the unexpected throw Wolfe gains on Kuari ::
(22:43:17) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: having finished his cigar several minutes ago, he sees that it is now out, and seals it into a sample container ::
(22:44:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: lets go of Kuari so that if she decides to keep rolling, it won't be onto him. On the ground once again, but this time prone, it's easy to get back up and race over to where he wraps his legs around her neck and his arms around her head ::
(22:45:26) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::snaps out of her reverie of staring at the trees and back to the present:: NAV: How long until beamout?
(22:45:51) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Atlantis: Before we left the Alpha quadrant, I had an important meeting with Starfleet. ::Sighs.:: Parts of the council, want me out. Many who were present for the original deal, have died or were forced into retirement.
(22:47:23) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Atlantis: It seems they want to do the same to me.
(22:47:58) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Atlantis: All the while... before we left. I could sense the Enclave, calling me back to Andor.
(22:48:43) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: screeches as her head is locked in place and shuts her vulnerable eyes tightly to protect them. All she can do is beat him with the leading edges of her wings, still standing on all fours. This thought prompts her to rear up so she can tear at him with her front claws. Then an idea occurs to her and she tucks her wings in and lets Wolfe's weight carry them both to the ground ::
(22:48:44) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: checks the time :: CMO: The original schedule was to return to the ship at sundown, so some time yet, if you want to continue. From the sounds of things, the others are having some fun, still.
(22:49:07) CO_CaptHarper: :: her jaw drops as she sees Kuari headlocked ::
(22:49:34) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: holds tight ::
(22:49:36) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Atlantis: Like Starfleet... they want me to take a position, more fitting of a man with my years.
(22:50:10) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: slams Wolfe's back into the grass ::
(22:50:26) CO_CaptHarper: Oh! :: almost cheers at the reversal ::
(22:51:29) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: yells backwards :: XO/CTO: Don't hurt yourselves!
(22:52:44) CO_CaptHarper: :: hadn't noticed Jude laying there :: SCI2: It is a good fight, yes?
(22:52:57) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks over, seeing what looks like a fight between Kuari and Wolfe:: Nav: Are they... wrestling?
(22:53:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: nods :: CMO: They're Marines, even if the XO isn't anymore. It's what they do.
(22:53:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: with his back shooting with excruciating, nauseating pain, reflexively lets go of Kuari's head. He lies there a moment, letting the agony wash over him, before finally pulling himself to his feet. :: XO: Very good. You've still got it. :: Feels himself and... yup. Definitely a couple broken ribs. ::
(22:54:08) CO_CaptHarper: :: starts clapping ::
(22:54:10) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Atlantis: I will never retire... And if they attempt to force me to... I shall remind them, why they once feared me.
(22:55:44) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: rights herself, her neck having twisted painfully upon Wolfe's impact with the ground, and tilts her head experimentally and grumbles :: CTO: Heavy monkey...
(22:57:16) CO_CaptHarper: XO/CTO: I am glad you two are both on my side. :: grins :: Good fight!
(22:57:50) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: perks up a bit in the ears at Harper's praise and learns they had an audience. At least there's that. Did she win? ::
(23:00:00) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: winces :: CO: I miss having her as a Marine.
(23:00:17) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CO: Certainly sounds like it.
(23:00:35) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::chuckles:: NAV: So they know what they're doing
(23:00:40) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Your loss, but all of our gain, Major. I can not imagine a ship that would not love to have such an XO.
(23:00:51) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:51) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:52) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM