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(21:20:16) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:16) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:17) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:55) CO_CaptHarper: :: still at the helm while Navarro is away working in the assault bay, and not terribly upset about it ::
(21:21:46) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she is typing the various elements collected from the sample into her PADD ::
(21:23:14) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is at Tactical, checking up on the weapons ::
(21:23:19) CO_CaptHarper: :: as they just emerged from their second flight through the accretion disk, she is busily checking the readouts at the helm to ensure that nothing has gone wrong ::
(21:24:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: poring over data back at her station on the bridge, because her butt is more acclimated to that seat... certainly not to be closer to Kate, certainly not ::
(21:24:59) CO_CaptHarper: :: satisfied that the fly-throughs went perfectly, she grins over at Lexy :: CSO: There is some data for you.
(21:26:17) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: attempts to shove a part in place, and is generally failing, seeing as he looks to be running in place ::
(21:26:34) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: stands up from her seat on the Bridge and stretches her legs, walking around in front of the consoles. Another flight accomplished ::
(21:28:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: grins back and replies :: CO: You're too good to us, Captain, Science thanks you. :: makes elaborate bow from her seated position ::
(21:31:32) CO_CaptHarper: CSO/XO: Well, we came all this way, and how many more chances to do that would we have gotten, anyway? Carpe discum.
(21:31:38) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: @::Potters around the Voth engineering, fixing some sort of plasma manifold.::
(21:32:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at Kate for a moment, wondering if she got that wrong on purpose or not ::
(21:32:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: totally meant that one, since they just seized the disk ::
(21:34:25) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: finally manages to shove it into place, with an audible thud ::
(21:37:02) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Chuckles to himself, enjoying the sound of enthusiastic engineering.::
(21:41:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: refocuses on her console when something odd pops up and reads over it several times :: CO: Captain, I've got something... unexpected, here.
(21:42:18) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks up from her walk mid-stance :: CSO: What is it?
(21:42:33) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: rearranges to sit properly in it's space ::
(21:42:59) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns to give Lexy an inquisitive look ::
(21:44:23) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO/XO: There's some.. unusual readings here that indicate the scanners hit some kind of object in our last passage that I'm not able to identify.
(21:45:14) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks at Harper :: CO: Sounds like we should take a closer look.
(21:45:32) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Agreed! CSO: Send the coordinates over.
(21:45:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: tap taps the coordinates over to the helm ::
(21:45:52) CO_CaptHarper: :: finds herself wishing she could just command from the helm all the time ::
(21:46:42) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: disagrees with Harper and returns to her seat excitedly ::
(21:48:21) CO_CaptHarper: :: locates the coordinates and plots a quasi-intercept course, staying outside the disk for now :: All: Moving in to investigate.
(21:52:14) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ENG2: How are doing over there, my boy?
(21:52:50) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sits, impatient :: CSO: Any indication as to what the object could be?
(21:54:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: shakes her head :: XO: The scan data lacks sufficient detail. Even the coordinates are only my best guess. It's almost like... a dark nothingness. I'm checking the scanner calibration, as well.
(21:54:45) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: ENG: I'm-I'm managing. :: quickly wipes sweat off forehead :: ENG: Tot-totally not st-st-st-struggling with my lack of upper b-body strength r-r-r-r-right now.
(21:55:06) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks back over her shoulder :: CTO: Anything on tactical scans, Major?
(21:55:28) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods respectfully and ponders, wondering if it could be a simple sensor malfunction in an unusual part of space, or something she can get her hopes up about ::
(21:58:00) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Laughs.:: ENG2: You'll get used to it after the first century.
(21:59:25) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Nothing, Captain.
(22:01:02) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: ENG: Th-th-thanks. I g-guess. :: resumes replacing the few parts left, while whistling the seven dwarfs work song ::
(22:02:32) CO_CaptHarper: XO: We have passed through the disk harmlessly twice so far. I believe we can safely go in closer to take a better look.
(22:04:42) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CO: :: nods :: I say we go in.
(22:05:07) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Then we are in agreement. All: Stand by to re-enter the accretion disk.
(22:05:38) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Inform the Voth vessel, as well, since we are towing them.
(22:07:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *Mesmir* Mesmir, Atlantis. We are returning to the disk to investigate an anomalous reading on our scans.
(22:07:43) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Finishes up with the plasma relay, then moves onto a nearby unresponsive display. All the while humming along to Razyn.::
(22:08:03) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Jaspir> *CSO* Understood, thank you.
(22:08:55) CO_CaptHarper: :: plots a safe course into the disk, the solid matter following fairly predictable paths, and Atlantis begins to descend into the racetrack of gas, dust, and rocks ::
(22:10:03) XO_LCdr_Kuari: ACTION> The object appears on sensors as they come within range.
(22:10:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: leans in as if that will help her get a closer look ::
(22:12:03) CO_CaptHarper: :: keeping pace with the racing rocks, she swoops Atlantis in above the object, matching its orbit ::
(22:13:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks up to the main viewer to see the nearby rocks mostly motionless on the main viewer, as Atlantis has matched orbits with the neighborhood ::
(22:15:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: goes from leaning in close to her console to sitting up straight in surprise ::
(22:16:04) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches Wright, her ears alert on top of her head ::
(22:17:30) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO/XO: I-I'm picking up an unusual metallic alloy that the scans can't penetrate, but... the database flags the alloy itself as... :: shakes her head :: ...This seems too fantastic to be true, but the only possible match that comes up is Gencodian.
(22:17:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sees Wright's reaction and looks at her scans. While he doesn't see a threat... as far as he can tell... it's not something he's seen before ::
(22:18:14) CO_CaptHarper: :: her eyes go wide and her jaw drops as she snaps her head around to find at Lexy, her excitement palpable :: CSO: Incredible! Is that confirmed? CTO: Put it on screen.
(22:18:28) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: puts the object on the screen ::
(22:18:38) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks from Wright to Harper in surprise, and a smile stretches back across her face ::
(22:20:22) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns back to the main viewer ::
(22:21:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: The only place we have ever before encountered this alloy was Gencodia, Captain. Cross-referencing confirms to the best of the knowledge that Star Fleet can bring to bear based on this scan data. We'd have to examine it directly to be any more certain.
(22:22:42) CO_CaptHarper: :: still fixated on the main viewer, eyeing the object :: CSO: How big is it? Can we transport it aboard, or would we have to use the tractor beam?
(22:23:03) XO_LCdr_Kuari: ACTION> The object appears on screen. It's difficult to see, but with filters generated through Tactical, the dark outline is small and spherical and just visually looks like a black spot amongst the space debris.
(22:24:51) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Captain, I don't recommend transporting it. Without a better scan, we can't know if it's stable enough.
(22:26:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: It's a sphere, about half a meter in diameter. Attempting to illuminate with external lights. :: taps button ::
(22:27:09) XO_LCdr_Kuari: ACTION> The object's visibility improves...slightly.
(22:27:50) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches the main viewer, entranced :: CO: Tractor, then?
(22:27:50) CO_CaptHarper: :: squints at the dark object on the main viewer, surrounded by dust, gas, and rocks ::
(22:28:34) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CSO: Are there any readings coming from it? Anything resembling transmissions?
(22:29:13) CO_CaptHarper: :: wonders how long it has orbited here :: XO: We cannot leave it here, and if we cannot transport it... that is why we have two tractor beams.
(22:29:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Nothing, Captain, it seems to be static.
(22:29:55) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CSO: I don't see any harm in taking it, then, do you?
(22:30:19) CO_CaptHarper: :: breaks her fixation on the viewer to check the helm readings—perhaps it is better to let other people fly, so that she can be free to admire the view ::
(22:31:49) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Major, I would like the same appraisal from you, as well.
(22:32:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: thinks a moment :: CO: As long as we're not transporting it, it should be fine.
(22:33:01) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO/XO: Hmm. It could be a weapon or contain pathogens, so we should bring it to a blast-proof, clean environment. Protective suits as a precaution.
(22:34:07) CO_CaptHarper: :: takes a deep breath, considering the appraisals from her crew :: Alright. CTO: Isolate cargo bay one and use the secondary tractor beam to bring it in.
(22:36:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sends the message to have the cargo bay isolated and works on calculations :: CO: Aye, Captain.
(22:36:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Shall I go suit up, Captain?
(22:38:18) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks to Wright, eager already to learn what she finds out about the object ::
(22:38:25) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Yes, if internal sensors are reasonably clear. :: finds herself wanting to go with her ::
(22:39:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: I'll confirm before entering.
(22:40:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: locks up her station and excuses herself to head down to the cargo bay ::
(22:40:23) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods, leaving Lexy a look mixing envy and be careful ::
(22:40:37) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches Wright go and turns her attention to her console, accessing the scan information, but she can't discern anything Science didn't already tell her ::
(22:40:50) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: regrettably doesn't notice, already focused on exciting Science ::
(22:42:48) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CO: Should we check in with our people on the Mesmir?
(22:43:02) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: is eager to fill the time with distractions ::
(22:43:09) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Please do, yes.
(22:43:34) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *ENG* Atlantis to Lieutenant Ilaihr, progress report.
(22:46:30) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Taps his commbadge.:: *XO*: Repairs seem to be coming along quite well. Their systems are very different in their layout, yet still discernible.
(22:48:35) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *ENG* Good, thank you. Just so you know, we're retrieving an unidentifiable object from the debris and are tractoring it out. Let the Bridge know when repairs are completed, and you can return to Atlantis.
(22:49:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: outside the bay, replicating a protective suit ::
(22:49:49) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: *XO*: An unusual object you say...? Sounds fascinating. ::Chuckles.:: But yes, I will keep you apprised of the situation down here.
(22:50:56) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
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(22:50:58) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM