Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Apr 25 20:56:17 2018 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:15:08) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:09) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:11) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: still tightly gripping her chair arms as the ship begins its climb away from the black hole, Mesmir in tow ::
(21:16:26) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: also grips her seat from next to Harper, but since she doesn't have chair arms, she just grips the seat ::
(21:16:51) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues monitoring the tractor beam, wondering if the time dilation might have some sort of negative effect on it ::
(21:17:31) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: whispering out loud :: Self: Please make it, please make it, please make it.
(21:17:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *Mesmir* Mesmir, please keep us apprised of your hull stress if it becomes a problem. :: doing scans of the vessel to determine structure and materials ::
(21:17:57) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: monitoring the ship's trajectory and flight telemetry carefully since they're towing ::
(21:18:53) CO_CaptHarper: :: briefly pondering the days that are passing back home with every passing minute here ::
(21:18:54) Cpt_Jaspir: *Atlantis* CSO: Stress is increasing...but it's holding. We'll keep you apprised, Atlantis!
(21:19:28) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is still seemingly attempting his best efforts to raise another subspace bubble.::
(21:20:33) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The tractor beam starts to strain.
(21:21:03) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::is still monitoring Ilaihrs readouts, since he's still hooked up to the monitors::
(21:21:24) SCI2_Ens_Jude: All: Four weeks.
(21:22:06) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *Mesmir* Mesmir, Atlantis. Are you willing to send over details of your power systems and permit deep scans of your ship to see if we can help troubleshoot your power problem?
(21:23:17) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: works to keep the tractor beam working :: CO: Captain, the Tractor Beam is beginning to strain. Not surprising, considering the local conditions. This is no place for a starship to be towing another.
(21:23:59) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: It will have to be. ENG2: Ensign Razyn, can you reroute some additional power to the tractor beam?
(21:24:11) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Of course, Captain.
(21:24:44) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: makes some minor adjustments to compensate for the tractor performance ::
(21:25:23) Cpt_Jaspir: *CSO* If...you think it would assist at this time. We're grateful your assistance.
(21:25:24) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: How are you holding up, Ilaihr?
(21:26:54) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: listens to Jude's update about how much time everyone aboard Atlantis has effectively lost, but she reminds herself that the crew aboard the Mesmir is worth it ::
(21:26:57) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::His head moves side to side as if he's surveying a landscape before him, as his arms wave like the conductor at an orchestra.:: CMO(Maybe): I wonder.
(21:28:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: with permission, initiates a deep, detailed scan of the Mesmir's power subsystems ::
(21:31:02) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: CO: I-I-I can reroute f-f-from the-the warp engines. N-n-not-not-not like we need those now, r-r-right?
(21:32:15) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: I'll take that as you're doing ok.. ::smiles, and checks the readings, stressed maybe but not too high::
(21:33:33) CO_CaptHarper: ENG2: Go ahead and reroute from the warp engines. We do not need them here.
(21:34:39) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: nods and taps his console, rerouting the power from warp engines to the tractor beams ::
(21:35:16) CO_CaptHarper: :: chews on her bottom lip a bit as she watches the viewer, waiting for news ::
(21:35:25) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The power reroute strengthens the tractor beam.
(21:38:54) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: works with the newly-granted power to optimize the tractor beam against the gravitational forces. His hands fly across the console, as the work is about like trying to stand on a beach ball the first time. ::
(21:40:54) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: notes the tractor performing well again and adjusts their flight once more ::
(21:41:17) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks down at her console as the scan data comes in, biting her lip in thought as she looks for a more positive way to interpret what she's seeing ::
(21:41:57) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: leans over :: CSO: What is it?
(21:43:01) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches her console and monitors what the Bridge crew members are doing in this tense moment of every second counting, not having much more use than that at the moment ::
(21:44:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks up at Jude in slight surprise, having not heard her approach :: SCI2: The scan results are... not great. :: turns in her chair :: CO: Captain, I'm no engineer, but even I can tell from these scans that their power systems are fried... to use a technical term. The best I can tell is that it was caused by massive system overload, but......
(21:44:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: ....they're not going to move under their own power again until we get them some replacement parts.
(21:45:43) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods soberly, with a frown that dimples her chin :: CSO: Well then, it will be plenty of work for our engineering department, if our new friends will accept the help.
(21:46:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: shrugs :: CO: They've seemed pretty receptive so far. Do you want me to propose it now, or wait until we get further away?
(21:46:59) CO_CaptHarper: :: thinks for a half second :: CSO: Wait. Things are complicated enough at the moment.
(21:47:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: hesitates, then nods, and turns back to her console ::
(21:49:26) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Long tension-filled minutes pass as we slowly climb away from the supermassive black hole...
(21:51:59) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: notices an ease on the tractor beam, but it isn't to the point where he wants to give up the rerouted power yet, so he says nothing - though his hands have slowed down considerably now. ::
(21:52:11) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::feels the tension as the Atlantis slowly climbs away from the black hole::
(21:52:29) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: sings to self :: Self: Come oooon, precious starshiiiiip, we can maaaaaake iiiiiiiiiit
(21:54:30) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she chortles to herself over Razyn's singing ::
(21:55:08) CO_CaptHarper: :: scoots back from the edge of her chair and eases the grip she had on the chair arms, then glances at Kuari :: XO: Commander, it would seem that we are through the worst of it.
(21:55:31) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::is enjoying the levity on the bridge in spite of the tension of the situation::
(21:56:48) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: having been so serious for a while now, she grins broadly back at Harper :: CO: I agree. The only way is up!
(21:56:55) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Has gone silent and still.::
(21:57:50) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: closes her eyes, thinking how much she hates it when Kate says things like that in situations like this :: quietly, to self: You're a scientist. There's no such thing as tempting fate.
(21:58:21) CO_CaptHarper: :: leans her head back a moment and exhales, feeling like she has held that breath for hours ::
(21:58:32) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks over Ilaihr's vitals::
(21:59:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: monitoring Mesmir's hull stress ::
(22:00:35) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Captain, we are out of the significant time dilation. Time spent, fifty minutes.
(22:01:27) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods to Navarro, then turns to Lexy to ask the big question :: CSO: How long were we away?
(22:02:00) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: sings out loud this time :: All: We can maaake it. The wooooorld is rough, but we can maaake it. 'Cause yooou're my shelter from the storm nooow.
(22:02:03) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: uses local probe telemetry to calculate time dilation :: CO: In local time, it has been 4.5 months since we left this spot, Captain.
(22:02:30) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: turns and looks at Ensign Razyn quizzically ::
(22:03:39) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: CSO: We-we-we didn't d-d-d-die or blow up. At-at-at least not y-yet. I'll-I''l-I'll shut up-up-up-up-up now.
(22:03:42) CO_CaptHarper: :: takes in the news of the elapsed "real" time, then turns to Razyn :: ENG2: Are you alright? I, too, love to sing, but... not here.
(22:03:56) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::can't help worry a bit about the old Aenar.. grabs out her medkit and finds a dose of lectrazine.. heartbeat's slowed down:: CO: I might have to get him to sickbay.
(22:05:34) CO_CaptHarper: :: Ilaihr's predicament had slipped from her mind, and she chastises herself for it while nodding to Tailor :: CMO: Alright. After what he tried to do, take good care of him.
(22:06:36) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: perks an ear upwards towards Razyn as he sings and looks in his direction, resisting the urge to join in ::
(22:06:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: flashes a worried look at Ilaihr ::
(22:07:14) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CMO: Will he be ok?
(22:07:41) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::checks the cortical monitor.. brainwaves mostly in delta range:: CO: I think he's in a deep sleep, but I'd like to do some proper scans with the biobeds to be sure.. he's taken alot of strain.
(22:08:17) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Take us up another six light-minutes and establish the powered halo pseudo-orbit on this side of the accretion disk, at an inclination of 45 degrees.
(22:08:33) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Suddenly starts chuckling, then laughing to himself.::
(22:08:53) CO_CaptHarper: CMO: At this point, I imagine we can spare the transporter power to beam you both– :: interrupted by a laughing Aenar ::
(22:10:11) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: the sudden laughter shocked her, and she snapped her head towards him ::
(22:10:12) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Aye Captain. :: tugs the Mesmir up into the halo pseudo-orbit at the prescribed inclination ::
(22:10:47) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: then sets about raising it by six light-minutes ::
(22:11:06) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: Self: Well.. ok. ::casts a chagrined glance at the old man:: CO: I think he's gonna be fine..
(22:12:39) CO_CaptHarper: :: smiles as Ilaihr starts to Ilaihr and the doctor reinforces ::
(22:14:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: still worried, but somewhat comforted ::
(22:14:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Shall I contact the Mesmir about the replacement parts now?
(22:15:01) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: notes that there is now no strain on the tractor beam :: ENG2: Feel free to take power back to the warp engines. I no longer need it.
(22:15:35) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Waves, at nobody, then turns around as, he clearly tracks something moving across the room.::
(22:16:03) CO_CaptHarper: CMO: Might want to check him out down there anyway, just to be sure? :: trails off and turns back toward the front of the bridge :: CSO: Yes, please do.
(22:16:10) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: watches Ilaihr's movement's in curiosity ::
(22:16:49) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::brainwave monitor shows gamma, shifting to delta, theta, alpha as he shifts between deep and light sleep, then sparks of beta waves as he moves back to concious activity::
(22:17:13) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: CTO: Aye, M-m-m-major. :: taps console to start rerouting power back to warp engines ::
(22:19:04) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Self: Fascinating...
(22:20:09) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: So.. awake now? ::asks cautiously whilst she eyes the monitors to be sure it's not some kind of half awake state or something::
(22:20:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: missed it, having already turned back to her console :: *Mesmir* Mesmir, Atlantis. We have successfully towed your ship to a powered orbit out of the significant time dilation. Scans of your power subsystems indicate that they were likely overloaded somehow, and you will need replacement parts - we would be happy to assist you in fabricating them.
(22:22:59) Cpt_Jaspir: *CSO* :: the comm opens to cheering crew members in the background, and his happy voice supercedes :: Thank you, Atlantis. You have our gratitude. Yes, we would very much appreciate your help in repairs to our systems.
(22:23:31) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::smiles as she hears the comm from the alien ship::
(22:24:11) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands up quickly with a bright smile as she hears their answer, taking a few steps forward to the front consoles ::
(22:25:14) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches Harper stand and move forward, following her movements, thinking to herself, *you did it* ::
(22:25:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: grins, unable to avoid the infectious emotion coming from the comms :: CO: Captain, how do you want to do this? Should we invite a delegation...? Or send one?
(22:26:02) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: You did it.. now I need you to come with me to make sure you came through this ok. ::still not sure if the old man is actually awake..there's still enough theta activity to make it difficult to tell::::
(22:26:48) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::offers an arm::
(22:26:50) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Seems to focus on something, cupping his hands in the air. He looks closely for a moment, before following something up, then towards the back of the room and beyond.:: Self: Most fascinating indeed.
(22:29:18) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Gives out a long sigh, as blue returns to his eyes.:: CMO: Of course... doctor... ::Exhaustedly takes Tailor's arm, and grabs his cane.::
(22:29:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: thinks a moment, glancng at Ilaihr and knowing that Quinn's still quite busy downstairs :: CSO: Invite them over first while engineering gets Atlantis in order after that ordeal.
(22:29:53) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: Steady now.. ::helps him to his feet::
(22:30:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Do you want to offer them an official diplomatic invitation, or just... come on over?
(22:31:02) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: I think we can stand to be a bit more informal after that.
(22:31:27) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Looks to the captain.:: CO: There is light, in the even the darkest places. ::Pats the doctor's hand, too drained to resist.::
(22:32:08) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns back to Ilaihr as he addresses her :: ENG: ... good work, Ilaihr. Now rest up a bit.
(22:32:36) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::supports the old man with her arm, walking slowly with him to the turbolift:: ENG: You know, what you did back there was pretty amazing..
(22:33:11) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CMO: All in a days work, my dear.
(22:33:27) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches Ilaihr ::
(22:33:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods, and thinks before transmitting :: *Mesmir* Mesmir, we'd like to invite you to send a delegation to our ship to make introductions and determine what your needs are... if you wish to accept, please advise as to how many we should transport and from what location.
(22:34:05) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::smiles, guiding Ilaihr into the turbolift as the doors open::
(22:35:16) Cpt_Jaspir: *CSO* :: there's a general murmur, but things have mostly calmed down over the channel :: Yes, yes of course. We accept. Say...three? We'll send you the coordinates.
(22:35:47) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Step in with the doctor, taking a long meditative breath.::
(22:36:13) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Shall I have them beamed directly to the bridge?
(22:36:21) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: TL: Deck fourteen, sickbay
(22:36:31) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Certainly! That will make things much quicker.
(22:36:49) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CMO: We are fortunate... I did not have to use plan B.
(22:37:11) CO_CaptHarper: ENG2: Ensign, since Lt. Ilaihr is indiposed, please run system diagnostics to ensure that we have no significant issues after that ordeal.
(22:37:21) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: Oh, what was plan B? ::doors close and the lift whooshes downwards::
(22:38:22) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CMO: It is best left unsaid. It could have resulted in the ship's destruction.
(22:38:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks down at her console and gives it a few taps :: CO: Captain, transporters are locked and ready on their delegation to beam directly to the bridge.
(22:39:38) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Energize. :: takes a few steps back so that she's standing in front of her chair, Picard-maneuvers, and puts on a welcoming smile after tucking away a few stray hairs ::
(22:39:41) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: Then it's a good thing you didn't have to do plan B then.. ::chuckles::
(22:40:14) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Chuckles.:: CMO: I should be able to return to work soon, yes?
(22:41:13) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: smooths her own hair and stands a bit presumptively, since she was the voice in the darkness :: *Mesmir* Mesmir delegation, stand by for transport. :: waits a bit and energizes ::
(22:42:41) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: Well I'd say since you're walking and talking and not unconscious right now, you're doing pretty well considering the effort it took to keep up that space bubble.. Once I do some scans, and you get a little rest, you should be able to go back to work in no time.
(22:43:27) Cpt_Jaspir: ACTION> Three humanoids appear in the center of the Bridge. Once they fully materialize, they appear to be reptilian in nature, the one to the left female and the other two male. For anyone who studies xenobiology extensively, they're clearly recognizable as members of the Voth species. The one in the center has an authoratative air.
(22:43:31) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Smiles.:: CMO: Most excellent.
(22:44:01) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::smiles, the door to the 'lift swishes open to sickbay's corridor:: ENG: Shall we?
(22:44:18) Cpt_Jaspir: :: looks around at the Bridge crew, taking in their saviors, and smiles in a bow :: All: We are indebted to you. Thank you for your assistance. We would otherwise be lost.
(22:44:42) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Starts thinking aloud.:: Self: I wonder what the experience would have been like with my entheogenic formluas.
(22:44:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: smiles at them, looking with an interest that is not quite rude ::
(22:45:27) CO_CaptHarper: Jaspir: Welcome! I am Captain Kathryn Harper. :: gestures to Kuari :: This is my executive officer, Commander Kuari. :: then on to Lexy with a smile :: And this is who you have been speaking to, my science chief, Commander Wright.
(22:45:50) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Nods, and follows.::
(22:46:11) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: climbs off of her chair and walks up to Harper's side, standing politely on all fours as she's introduced ::
(22:46:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: gives them a small, bashful wave :: Jaspir & others: Pleased to meet you face to face.
(22:46:36) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: watches with curiosity ::
(22:47:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches on in silence, as always ready to pull his phaser if needed. ::
(22:49:07) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: Hard to say.. depends on how it interacts with your telepathy I suppose.. ::guides him through sickbay's doors as they swish open::
(22:49:25) Cpt_Jaspir: :: can't help but let his gaze linger in surprise at Kuari, but sees she's well behaved, and concentrates on Wright for a moment, giving her a particularly grateful smile :: All: Pleased to meet you. I...see that you are all endothermic species. :: checks Kuari again, doubting what he has just said, but moves on :: We encounter many of them in our travels. If there's anything we can do in return, please do not hesitate to ask.
(22:49:52) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CMO: I have extensive journals on the subject. ::Is more exhausted, than he's trying to let on.::
(22:51:03) CO_CaptHarper: :: grins affably :: Jaspir: Indeed, mostly. Our ship represents a Federation of many different species working together, some of which are ectothermic.
(22:51:31) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::sees the engineer's steps start to falter, and finds the nearest biobed and settles him onto it::
(22:52:50) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Jaspir: From your voice, I assume you are Captain Jaspir? :: smiles :: And your companions are..?
(22:52:55) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Smiles, sitting back, and letting the doctor commence with her scans.::
(22:54:04) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: Go ahead and lay down, and I will get those scans started ::brings the wings of the biobed over Ilaihr and punches up the console displays::
(22:54:47) Cpt_Jaspir: :: smiles again :: CSO, All: Ah yes, how rude of me. I am Captain Jaspir. :: he extended a hand in presentation to his right :: This is my second, Thorkin. :: and to his left :: And this is Gunra, my third.
(22:55:30) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::also grabs a blanket and tucks it around him.. suspects the old man needs sleep more than anything else right now::
(22:55:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods respectfully at each in turn as they're introduced ::
(22:56:15) CO_CaptHarper: :: nodding and smiling along with the introductions :: Jaspir et al: A pleasure to meet you all.
(22:56:50) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ~CMO~: Thank you, my dear. ::His eyes close, and his breathing changes.::
(22:58:29) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG: You're welcome. ::smiles, noting his heart rate and other vitals as he slips into a well deserved rest::
(23:00:32) CO_CaptHarper: :: finds herself filled with immense gratification that these people are standing on her bridge and not trapped in time as years go by, unnoticed ::
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