Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed May 9 20:58:40 2018 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:15:01) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:02) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:02) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:54) CO_CaptHarper: :: smiles with gratitude as Zaxiven hands her a fresh tea, and after sampling it, finds that it is indeed exactly how she likes it ::
(21:16:53) CO_CaptHarper: BAR: It is perfect, thank you.
(21:18:50) BAR_Zaxiven: CO: Of course, Captain! :: waits to hear the response from the Voth guests to their LifeBringers ::
(21:20:05) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Finishes his own lifebringer.:: Jaspir: Now... I believe you have many repairs to make. I feel very much like getting back to work.
(21:20:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues to stand at the edge of Ten Forward, almost out of view, with drink in hand that he still hasn't imbibed, to cover for how easily he could grab his phaser and begin blasting if the need arose ::
(21:21:31) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she is sitting at a table by herself, tapping at her PADD ::
(21:21:47) Cpt_Jaspir: :: sniffs dubiously at the strange drink in front of him. He looks to the Voth on either side of him, who do the same. He takes a sip and looks surprised, but stares blankly for a moment. He then emits a hissing sound and begins to nod vigorously :: BAR: Good! :: he drinks more ::
(21:22:08) CO_CaptHarper: :: chuckles brightly at their reactions to the drinks ::
(21:22:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watches in mild surprise, surreptitiously making notes ::
(21:22:59) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::settled into her seat amusing herself by watching the Voth's reactions to their drinks::
(21:23:11) BAR_Zaxiven: :: smiles Denobulanly before putting Wright's drink down in front of her and heading back to the bar ::
(21:23:47) Cpt_Jaspir: :: enjoys his drink, and Thorkin next to him takes a sip of his. He nods along and drinks more as well. Gunra, however, spits hers out, drawing Jaspir's attention. He laughs heartily ::
(21:24:13) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Laughs aloud at their reaction.:: Voth: Its good to find people who appreciate Breen Lifebringer. ::Looks to the others.:: They don't really trust the race who make it, what their concept of taste could possibly be.
(21:24:37) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: belatedly nods a thank you to Zaxiven for bringing her a drink without her asking ::
(21:25:21) XO_LCdr_Kuari: VothEng> :: approaches Razyn timidly :: ENG2: You're here to help us?
(21:25:28) BAR_Zaxiven: :: hears the spitter spatter of Lifebringer being spat out as he heads back to the bar, turns on his heel and is at Gunra's side a moment later :: Gunra: I am so sorry you didn't enjoy that. Can I get you something else?
(21:25:30) CO_CaptHarper: Gunra: It is an acquired taste. :: at least she thinks so, having never tried one, but cannot imagine a Breen drink being anything else ::
(21:25:58) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Voth: Whilst they are humanoid, they do not have a circulatory system... And I beleive are more closely related to Lichen than they are animals.
(21:26:30) Cpt_Jaspir: Gunra> BAR: Please. Something...else. :: points at what Harper is having ::
(21:27:07) BAR_Zaxiven: Gunra: Of course. Do you prefer it sweet and fruity, or more subtle?
(21:28:02) Cpt_Jaspir: Gunra> :: shakes her head :: BAR: Not sweet, no.
(21:28:10) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: mumbles to himself after looking at the power grid, turning to the engineer :: VothEng: Oh! Y-y-yes I am-am. Th-there are parts that n-n-n-n-need to be re-rep-replicated.
(21:28:52) BAR_Zaxiven: Gunra: Very good. I shall bring you tea, unsweetened. Two, in fact. One with lemon, and one without.
(21:28:55) XO_LCdr_Kuari: VothEng> :: nods :: ENG2: Yes, yes. I just came to make sure you got the list.
(21:29:06) BAR_Zaxiven: :: walks back to the bar to make Gunra a replacement drink. ::
(21:31:16) BAR_Zaxiven: :: returns with two iced teas in hand and sets them in front of Gunra :: Gunra: There's one with lemon, and one without. The lemon will create a bit of a tangy flavor.
(21:31:31) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she sets her pad down and walks up to the bar :: BAR: Corpse Reviver #2, please.
(21:32:31) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: nods :: Yeeee-yes, I did. I'm-I'm going to need t-t-to-to go back to the sssss-ship and rep-replicate stuff.
(21:33:43) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Jaspir: Now, with your permission, I should really get to your ship. I'm sure there is quite the load of repairs to be made.
(21:33:45) Cpt_Jaspir: Gunra> :: sniffs the lemony one and takes a sip. She smiles and nods, happy to get the other taste out of her mouth :: BAR: Thank you, much better.
(21:34:21) Cpt_Jaspir: :: bows his head to Ilaihr :: Prosperity to you. Thank you for your assistance. :: the other two Voth bow their heads as well ::
(21:34:33) BAR_Zaxiven: :: turns to Jude :: SCI2: Of course, Ensign. And would you be interested in trying that with Grand Marnier for a little extra... zesty kick? :: really over annunciates the French sound ::
(21:35:13) XO_LCdr_Kuari: VothEng> :: nods to Razyn :: ENG2: Thank you. It will be of great help to us since our system is damaged.
(21:35:36) BAR_Zaxiven: :: notes Gunra's response :: Gunra: Ah, very good!
(21:35:40) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Bow his head.:: Voth: May fate guide you. ::Ghosts away.::
(21:35:43) CO_CaptHarper: Ilaihr: Thank you, lieutenant. Keep me updated.
(21:38:25) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: stares at bartender :: BAR: No thank you. I don't need extra "zest". I want strong.
(21:38:49) Cpt_Jaspir: :: turns to the others as Ilaihr leaves :: So, tell me about yourselves! Why are you here, rescuing misfortunate ships, hm?
(21:38:59) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: VothEng: It's n-no-no-no problem at all.
(21:39:27) XO_LCdr_Kuari: VothEng> :: nods and hurries away to fix something ::
(21:39:54) CO_CaptHarper: Jaspir: Purely out of scientific curiosity. :: sips at her tea :: We have the propulsion technology to make it this far now, so why not investigate the center of the galaxy?
(21:40:06) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks from Jaspir to Harper, still sitting on the floor just behind and between Harper and Wright, watching and listening ::
(21:40:14) BAR_Zaxiven: :: turns back to Ensign Jude :: SCI2: Changing out the triple sec for something top shelf will not affect the strength. Just the flavor. I do have some overproof gin that I could use, too, if you like.
(21:40:17) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: on the bridge, looking over scans of the surrounding area. The data the sensors collected is really quite fascinating ::
(21:40:41) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Before long has, made it to the transporter room.:: TO: One to beam over, crewman. Put me down near one of our active teams. They can brief me.
(21:42:12) SCI2_Ens_Jude: BAR: That's fine. :: looks back at Harper and Jaspir ::
(21:42:51) BAR_Zaxiven: :: nods curtly, but not in anything even close to an unfriendly way, and gets back to the bar to mix. ::
(21:43:25) Cpt_Jaspir: :: nods, pursing his scaley lips :: CO: Mm. Your people can now reach it, so you explore. How far is home? :: sips his Lifebringer ::
(21:45:01) CO_CaptHarper: Jaspir: About twenty-six thousand light-years. How far is your home?
(21:46:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: still attempting to look casual while making notes ::
(21:46:18) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is broken down at the molecular level, converted to energy, and transmitted to the Voth ship, where he is reconstructed in a glimmer of light, close to Razyn.::
(21:47:35) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: almost runs into Ilaihr while he is walking, while looking down into his PADD :: ENG: Oh shit! S-s-s-sorry ab-ab-about th-th-that-that.
(21:47:37) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Hums to himself as he peeks around, examining a architecture of the vessel he was now aboard.:: Self: How very functional...
(21:48:31) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ENG2: Hello there Ensign... ::Pauses a moment.:: Razyn I believe.
(21:50:55) BAR_Zaxiven: :: mixes Jude's drink, and places a little extra absinthe in it. The real stuff, of course. He walks back out and in a moment is at her side :: SCI2: And here you are, Ensign!
(21:51:00) Cpt_Jaspir: CO: Seven thousand. We're quite close. :: narrows his eyes :: You have had quite a journey! It must be some technology you have.
(21:52:38) SCI2_Ens_Jude: BAR: Thank you. :: she grabs the drink and returns to her table, continuing to mess with her PADD ::
(21:52:40) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: ENG: Y-y-yes sir. I-I-Il-Illaihr, right?
(21:53:10) BAR_Zaxiven: :: smiles and nods, unnoticed, and walks back to the bar to fulfill more orders. ::
(21:53:25) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ENG2: Indeed. What can you tell me of the damage, and the repairs needed?
(21:53:37) CO_CaptHarper: Jaspir: Well, it has certainly expanded our horizons, but I imagine it would appear antiquated to you.
(21:55:43) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: ENG: W-well-well the p-power distribution grid is p-p-pretty much complet-completely burned out. We n-n-n-need to replicate parts-parts and replace th-th-them.
(21:57:25) Cpt_Jaspir: :: grunts to himself, then shares a look with Gunra, who is happily sipping her tea. He returns his gaze to Harper's :: CO: No, not antiquated. If anything, it is our little "colony" that's antiquated. You see, we haven't...progressed...as quickly as most Voth.
(21:59:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: before she can stop herself :: Jaspir: Oh, you are a breakaway population?
(21:59:30) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ENG2: Excellent. Carry on Ensign. I'm going to see what else may need fixing. And... I sense the loss of so many years weighing on them heavily, so I should try to help them with their transition. ::Starts plodding down the corridor.::
(22:00:49) CO_CaptHarper: :: leans forward out of curiosity, pinching her chin :: Jaspir: Please, elaborate. Our knowledge of your people comes from one encounter with a starship of ours that was lost in the Delta Quadrant.
(22:01:00) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ENG2: Do contact me if you require assistance though, Ensign.
(22:03:09) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: responds as though he knows exactly what he is talking about :: ENG: I n-n-n-noticed. And will d-do. :: taps combadge :: *Atlantis*: One t-t-to beam up.
(22:04:20) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: notices the request to beam up and sends it down to transporter room three, who proceeds to do their beaming ::
(22:04:44) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: sips at her drink, ignoring what is going on around her ::
(22:05:27) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: walks to the engineering room, and proceeds to replicate the items on the list he was given ::
(22:05:35) Cpt_Jaspir: :: diverts his eyes between Wright and Harper :: CO/CSO: Millions of years ago, when the Voth migrated past here from the Alpha Quadrant, our ancestors...had a disagreement. A group of us took a small craft, and from how the stories are told, barely survived landing on our small planet. The rest of our species kept on, to the far side of the quadrant. It's been many years since we've had contact, but we know them to be a vast and prosperous empire, their people's technology far ahead of our own.
(22:06:18) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Wanders the Voth ship, looking for damaged things, whatever they may be.::
(22:11:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Jaspir: I see... your people came from the Alpha Quadrant? Do you know where? And after millions of years, it's likely that your species have diverged by now... :: trails off, now full of too many questions ::
(22:13:58) CO_CaptHarper: Jaspir: We made assumptions based on our prior encounters, but see now that they were false. :: nods ::
(22:14:27) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Places his hand to the wall, feeling the strain of the ship.:: Self: Mesmir is it? ::Takes some long deep breaths.:: I hear you, my dear.
(22:15:46) Cpt_Jaspir: CO/CSO: You have met the others, then. What assumptions have you made? We know the direction we've come from, and know the distance great enough to be in the Alpha Quadrant, but we know not the exact location. That information has been lost to the ages.
(22:17:22) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Mesmir> :: doesn't respond, feeling rather lethargic ::
(22:18:13) CO_CaptHarper: :: wonders if the subject is too sensitive to broach in this encounter, but decides that her guests have been nothing but friendly so it should be fine :: Jaspir: There are some among our people who theorize that the Voth came from Earth, the homeworld of our Federation.
(22:18:29) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Self: Your bore the weight of temporal imprisonment too long, but you are free now, and we shall have you fit again in no time.
(22:19:43) Cpt_Jaspir: :: blinks at Harper for a moment, then looks to the other two Voth, who appear equally stunned by this information :: CO: Your...your world?
(22:23:07) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches the conversation between Harper, Wright and Jaspir, a small smile forming at the back corners of her mouth ::
(22:23:07) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods, with looks to Wright :: Jaspir: It is just a theory, of course... but 65 million years ago, there were lifeforms on Earth that resembles what one could imagine a primitive Voth to be.
(22:23:52) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Finds a dust ridden plaque, knocked over onto the floor. Brushes it off with his cuff, and examines the Voth script.::
(22:23:59) CO_CaptHarper: Jaspir: Earth's scientists thought they went extinct due to a large asteroid strike. Some have theorized that a population survived, evolved further, and left Earth.
(22:25:48) Cpt_Jaspir: :: looks to Thorkin and Gunra again. Thorkin is clearly dubious, with narrowed slitted eyes, but Gunra seems curious. He turns back to Harper and Wright :: Sharing a world with...a mammalian people? Who survived? The stories say there was a great disaster that forced our ancestors to leave. That's... :: he pauses a moment, then laughs loudly, again looking at his collegues ::
(22:26:44) Cpt_Jaspir: All: Haha! Wouldn't that be a story to tell! The mammals of our planet survive, take to the stars, then journey to meet up with their Voth brothers! Haha!
(22:26:49) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Rubs his finger across the carved words, sensing a distinctive tactile pattern within the lettering; a form of braille, integrated into their alphabet.::
(22:28:24) CO_CaptHarper: :: smiles slowly :: Jaspir: It would make for quite the tale.
(22:28:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: has pulled a small device from her pocket and fiddled with it, and is now setting down on the table in the center of the gathering, tapping it to create a smallish hologram :: All: This is a Hadrosaur, a creature that was native to my homeworld.
(22:29:38) BAR_Zaxiven: :: gets a quiet moment and starts toward the Captain's table to see if anyone needs a refill ::
(22:29:54) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks at the hologram, having not studied dinosaurs as much as humans ::
(22:30:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: then looks at the Voth, and notices Zaxiven's approach - given the nature of their current discussion, she waves him off for a few moments ::
(22:31:04) BAR_Zaxiven: :: smiles and nods to the captain, and finds someone else to go refill as smoothly as if he had intended it. ::
(22:31:15) Cpt_Jaspir: :: is captivated by the image projected by Wright's device, as is Thorkin and Gunra :: CSO: This...is remarkable. A primitive sort of Voth, perhaps? ::looks to Wright :: CSO: I'm not much for science myself, but ours would very much like to study what information you have, I suspect. Will you share it?
(22:34:12) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Smiles, deciphering it. Its a remembrance plaque of sorts; an affirmation of how they have a part to play in the betterment of the ship. Finishes polishing it off before, replacing it on it's mount.::
(22:35:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Jaspir: As long as the Captain agrees, I would be happy to share the science my homeworld has been able to piece together on this species and the general biology of our world. This species was believed to have gone extinct tens of millions of years before my species evolved, but if you were from my world, then we humans are your cousins. :: smiles shyly ::
(22:37:24) Cpt_Jaspir: :: raises his Lifebringer :: CSO: We have a custom amongst my people. In honor of agreement, this time meeting possible long lost kin!
(22:37:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Jaspir: We could learn much from analyzing your DNA. Oh! ::hurriedly raises her untouched drink ::
(22:38:13) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Reads the words.:: Mesmir: Shin tolee argaz maskerhzh. ::Continues on down the corridor.::
(22:38:21) CO_CaptHarper: :: raises her iced tea, feeling thoroughly gratified from seeing the connections made at this table ::
(22:40:19) Cpt_Jaspir: :: slams his glass down on the table, echoed by those of Thorkin and Gunra, not hard enough to break the glass, but enough to slosh the drinks onto the table ::
(22:41:10) CO_CaptHarper: :: grins and does likewise, because when in Nome... ::
(22:41:14) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: starts at the loud, unexpected noise, her Security background kicking in ::
(22:41:42) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: drops his drink and starts for his phaser until he realizes what's going on. ::
(22:41:48) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: turns around and raises an eyebrow, before turning back around, nursing her drink ::
(22:42:24) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: once he has replicated a large amount of parts, he has them beamed down to engineering on the other ship ::
(22:42:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: drinks more to avoid splashing her drink, then follows suit ::
(22:42:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: laughs and makes calm down gestures at the security-minded folks in the room ::
(22:45:08) Cpt_Jaspir: :: notes that Wolfe seems to be joining in the ritual and extends his other hand in presentation as the fluids on the table end up flowing together at some point :: All: The beverages flow across the divide and meet, showing our cultures finding commonality. We find friends in this...Federation. :: bows his head with a smile ::
(22:46:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: makes sure that some of hers splashed instead of being too careful in an effort to not make an enormous mess ::
(22:46:40) CO_CaptHarper: Jaspir: As we find friends in the Voth... and possible cousins of the humans among us.
(22:47:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Jaspir: With the permission our our Captain, I'd be willing to work with your scientists to compare your genetic material with that of humans.
(22:47:49) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Of course. I imagine Dr. Tailor would be fascinated by that, as well.
(22:48:08) Cpt_Jaspir: :: seems especially pleased at Harper's response, glancing at Wright :: I give permission.
(22:49:04) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: smiles broadly now, watching two species unite, thinking hers so far removed from theirs, but happy to be associated with Humans in this moment ::
(22:50:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods at Kate in agreement :: CO: Indubitably. :: then beams at the Voth across the table before reaching for the hologram generator and reprogramming it with a few taps :: Jaspir: This is a backward view of human evolution, back to the time when the Hadrosaurs roamed our homeworld. :: sets it down and starts the projection with modern humans,...
(22:50:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: slowly moving backward in time ::
(22:51:09) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches the projection with interest ::
(22:51:28) Cpt_Jaspir: :: also watches the projection with interest ::
(22:51:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: is reminded of a few human jokes she heard growing up, chiding herself as she puts them out of her mind ::
(22:52:07) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: looks up from her PADD, watching the interaction at the captain's table ::
(22:53:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Jaspir: So as you can see, when Hadrosaurs roamed our Homeworld in great numbers, the ancestors of my species was just a small mammal, while Hadrosaurs towered over them. Reptilian life was dominant at that time.
(22:54:43) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: taps combadge :: *ENG*: I j-j-just had all the-the replicated parts t-t-trans-transported to engineer-engineering.
(22:55:12) BAR_Zaxiven: :: quickly makes a simple drink in a sturdy glass, brings it over, and joins the celebration ::
(22:55:50) Cpt_Jaspir: :: follows the documentary Wright has presented, nodding along agreeably ::
(22:55:55) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
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(22:55:56) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM