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(21:20:00) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:01) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:02) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:21:00) CO_CaptHarper: :: walks briskly on to the bridge from the turbolift and crosses to her chair, clapping her hands once :: All: Good morning, everyone! I found out that we still have unused data storage capacity.
(21:21:39) CO_CaptHarper: All: So, since we came all this way, I think we should fill it up with every bit of data we can scrounge on this region of space. Sound good? :: beams a sunny smile ::
(21:21:58) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: rubs face with hands, coffee at her station, as she mumbles :: CO: Morning... Yeah, sure.
(21:22:03) Cdr_Kuari: :: looks up at Harper from her chair on the Bridge, where she had only recently lay down on ::
(21:22:17) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Any chance of investigating those life signs coming from a planet in the accretion disk, Captain?
(21:22:57) Cdr_Kuari: :: catches Harper's good mood, beaming also ::
(21:24:28) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::is in her office in sickbay; doses herself with an analgesic before heading back up to the Bridge, but not before she also grabs a mug of warm caffeinated goodness::
(21:24:59) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Yes, an excellent place to start! NAV: Set a course.
(21:29:22) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Yes ma'am. Do you want me to descend into the disk for an orbit, or stay above?
(21:29:26) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: steps onto the bridge just BARELY on time and takes his station ::
(21:29:58) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::who knew that dancing in mid-air in no gravity would leave one so sore...::
(21:30:30) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Into orbit. Our shields will handle the disk.
(21:30:47) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she nurses her coffee, trying to get her hangover, headache, and sore arm to go away, to no avail ::
(21:30:56) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Major Wolfe! Good morning! :: smiles at him :: Kindly raise the shields.
(21:31:19) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: plots the course : CO: Course laid in and ready.
(21:31:43) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: :: eventually steps off of the turbolift onto the bridge, warm mug held in hand::
(21:31:55) Cdr_Kuari: :: notes Wolfe's entrance, but mostly pays attention to the exciting idea of studying the planet ::
(21:31:57) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: raises the shields, but not kindly :: CO: Aye, Captain.
(21:32:04) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Take us there.
(21:32:41) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: flashes a smile of greeting to Dr. Tailor as she enters :: CO: Aye, approaching at full impulse.
(21:32:53) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Appears at his console like a phantasm, as he does, and starts quietly monitoring the newly repaired EPS systems.::
(21:33:06) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: silently hums as he stands at his engineering station ::
(21:33:22) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::gives a smile and a nod to Navarro and takes her station::
(21:35:08) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: the thrill of possible novel xenobiology fills her mind with excitement ::
(21:35:15) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Atlantis enters the disk toward its outer edge, and approaches the target planet, which orbits a yellow dwarf star that cuts a swath through the disk as it orbits the black hole.
(21:36:24) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::is looking forward to investigating more new life on the new planets.. ::
(21:38:05) CO_CaptHarper: :: watches the scene on the main viewer, amazed that such a place could be here ::
(21:38:11) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: begins advanced, targeted scans as soon as the system's five rocky planets are in range, focusing on the probably target ::
(21:39:17) AdmBlackthorne_HQ: :: in his office at SFHQ, trying not to worry about Atlantis while looking over the machinations of the rest of Starfleet that he also must worry about ::
(21:40:42) CO_CaptHarper: :: notes that Tailor entered :: CMO: Good morning, doctor! It looks like we may have more new life ahead.
(21:41:13) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Captain. I don't think we really need shields here. It seems that star is doing just fine at clearing a path for us. There's roughly the same radiation surrounding the ship as you would find at sea level back in Stirling on a sunny day.
(21:41:30) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: We do? ::looks intrigued:: CO: Have we sent out any probes yet?
(21:42:11) CO_CaptHarper: CMO: Not yet.... :: grins ::
(21:42:36) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Stirling, you say? Well, I suppose that is an acceptable radiation level, so lower shields.
(21:42:46) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: wondering what Stirling is, before groaning from a headache pang ::
(21:42:53) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: We'll have to replicate more probes, we launched pretty much everything we had at Sagittarius A*.
(21:43:01) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye. :: lowers shields. ::
(21:43:28) Cdr_Kuari: :: watches the main viewer, listening with interest about the shields, but is otherwise captivated ::
(21:43:46) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: I think we can manage that.
(21:43:55) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sends down a request for update on probe availability ::
(21:44:34) CO_CaptHarper: ENG2: Ensign, can you take care of making us a few new probes?
(21:44:45) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::grins::
(21:48:12) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: CO: Of course. :: taps console, sending a request to replicate probes ::
(21:48:42) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Polar mapping orbit, Mr. Navarro.
(21:49:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Polar orbit, aye capitana. :: settles the ship into a polar orbit ::
(21:52:56) AdmBlackthorne_HQ: :: puts down the fleet reports and sips at his drink with a long sigh ::
(21:54:00) CdorTKirr_HQ: :: chimes Blackthorne's office door ::
(21:54:25) AdmBlackthorne_HQ: :: knows that his wife is ringing the chime, and is glad for the interruption :: Come!
(21:54:46) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::takes a drink of warm coffee while she waits for probes to be sent out, and telemetry data to come back..::
(21:54:53) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: excitement in her voice :: CO: Captain, scans are showing bacterial, simple, and complex multi-cellular life, both plant and animal, populating every biome. Hundreds of species with a few dominant species in ecological niches. I'd say intelligent life could evolve from these life forms, given millions of years to develop.
(21:55:52) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Hums to himself, happy the repairs are holding up.::
(21:55:55) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: Incredible.. ::smiles::
(21:55:56) CdorTKirr_HQ: :: enters the office, not smiling of course, but it's clear to Ian from her subtle expression that she has good news. She's holding a PADD, and walks right up to Ian's desk ::
(21:56:09) CO_CaptHarper: :: a broad smile spreads across her face as she takes in the primordial world on the viewer :: CSO: Remarkable. To find that in such a place.
(21:57:13) AdmBlackthorne_HQ: :: catches her eyes :: What is it? :: glances to the PADD in her hands and back to her face ::
(21:57:39) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Captain, I think it would be of great scientific interest to gather detailed information on these lifeforms and earmark it for a priority visit from a slipstream-equipped science vessel.
(21:57:53) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Light exists in even the darkest place...
(21:58:17) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Life finds a way. I heard that somewhere.
(21:58:40) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Agreed, definitely flag it for the next trip, and get everything we are equipped to get.
(21:59:02) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: I believe it was from a Terran moving picture. ::Nods.::
(21:59:32) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: ENG: Y-y-y-yes, Jurassic P-park.
(21:59:47) CO_CaptHarper: ENG/ENG2: Yes, that one! I saw it at the Academy!
(21:59:50) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: With a probe network assisting with orbital scanning, I think we can make a dent in that data capacity in about 12 hours, Captain, can we stay here that long?
(22:00:12) Cdr_Kuari: :: looks back and forth between Wright and Harper ::
(22:00:18) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG2: The one with the dinosaurs..?
(22:00:38) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ENG2: How apropos.. ::thinking back to the Voth::
(22:00:43) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: CMO: Yup, th-th-that's-that's the one.
(22:00:58) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: chuckles at the old movie discussion ::
(22:01:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CMO: The atmosphere of this world is actually not that different from when our ancestors diverged from those of the Voth.
(22:02:01) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: I do not see why not. We must depart for home soon, but not that soon, and the environment is surprisingly non-hostile.
(22:02:08) CdorTKirr_HQ: :: after handing off the PADD to Ian, clasps both hands behind her straight back and takes on a presenting tone :: Ian: We've received our first transmission from Atlantis.
(22:02:36) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: Interesting.. makes me wonder if we'll find similar lifeforms
(22:02:52) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO/XO: Do we get to name this star system? :: grins ::
(22:03:08) CO_CaptHarper: CSO/XO: We found it, so yes!
(22:03:17) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: stares out the viewer, squinting, before tapping her console, comparing historic data to the data from the new planet ::
(22:03:37) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: CO: Probes are completed.
(22:04:11) CO_CaptHarper: ENG2: Prepare them for launch at Commander Wright's command.
(22:04:43) AdmBlackthorne_HQ: :: relief floods his expression as he looks at the PADD, seeing that they came out of the expected time dilation in one piece and have made new friends in the process ::
(22:05:09) Cdr_Kuari: :: grins at Wright, looking to the viewscreen to study it, as if it will help her think of a name ::
(22:05:31) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sends a snipped of code to the Engineering consoles :: ENG/ENG2: Can you please make sure they're programmed with this orbital network code?
(22:06:30) AdmBlackthorne_HQ: :: drops the PADD on his desk and leans back, letting out a long breath as he looks at her :: That was an interminable wait, and thank goodness it's over.
(22:06:31) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: taps console very rapidly :: CSO: D-done-done.
(22:07:42) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: turns and smiles at him :: ENG2: Thank you! Launch at will.
(22:07:59) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: taps console :: CSO: Probes-probes are laun-launched.
(22:07:59) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO/XO: Long Shot?
(22:08:34) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: links the ship's scanners into the orbital probe network :: CO/XO: You see, it's a double meaning...
(22:08:40) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Hm?
(22:08:48) Cdr_Kuari: :: cocks her head at Wright ::
(22:09:08) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO/XO: It's a long shot for life to have evolved here, and a long way from Federation space
(22:09:32) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Oh, for a name, you mean?
(22:09:48) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: turns and nods :: CO: Just a suggestion.
(22:10:42) CdorTKirr_HQ: :: is pleased with Ian's response to the news, a twinkle in her eye :: Ian: The time that passed for them was minimal, but the rest of us had no choice but to wait. Harper would not have made such a sacrifice without a very good reason.
(22:11:40) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Star system names have to be fancy, apparently. So it would have be Longe Shottia.
(22:12:15) Cdr_Kuari: :: slowly smiles, her head still cocked :: CO/CSO: I like Wright's name.
(22:13:21) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::sipping her coffee, keeping herself busy with sickbay readouts and completing the usual reports while the probes are getting set up::
(22:14:12) AdmBlackthorne_HQ: She took them in there to rescue a ship in distress, and made friends in the process. I'd say that's about as good a reason as she could have. :: smiles and nods contentedly ::
(22:14:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: kicks off the orbital scanning network, sending required movement data to the helm ::
(22:14:26) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she mumbles to herself, taking a large glug of coffee, before looking up at the viewer again ::
(22:15:09) CO_CaptHarper: CSO/XO: My terrible joke aside, I do like it.
(22:15:36) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: gets the required adjustments from the neighboring console and makes them ::
(22:15:37) CdorTKirr_HQ: Ian: Indeed.
(22:16:17) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO/CSO: Perhaps... Longeictus?
(22:16:18) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::sips her coffee again, then does a double take at the giant purple blotch on Linxi's forehead:: SCI2: You wanna get that bruise looked at..?
(22:16:59) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO/XO: Then I am pleased to inform you that I've begun scanning on the life forms of Long Shot 4. Unless you prefer Longeictus 4.
(22:18:25) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CMO: Huh? :: rub forehead, then winces, as she feels a sharp headache come on :: CMO: Please.
(22:18:50) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: That one does not quite roll off the tongue as well.
(22:19:08) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Though I do get the attempt.
(22:20:32) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::gets out her medkit:: SCI2: So. What happened..? ::clicks open the case, getting out her tricorder::
(22:20:44) AdmBlackthorne_HQ: That is such good news that I believe lunch is in order.
(22:20:56) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: mumbles :: CMO: Last night happened.
(22:21:33) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: SCI2: Ah. Yeah.. I understand that..
(22:21:55) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: quietly chuckles a bit at the mention of the party ::
(22:22:56) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: SCI2: Any headaches, confusion, dizziness? Nausea? ::takes a small flashlight and shines it into Linxi's pupils::
(22:26:00) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CMO: Gah! :: partially turns head away :: CMO: I had three drinks with rum, got headbutted by Wolfe, and then arm wrestled with Wolfe. So, yes to all of those.
(22:26:08) CdorTKirr_HQ: Ian: Lunch would be appropriate.
(22:30:03) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::chuckles:: SCI2: No evidence of concussion at least. How about an analgesic, an antiemetic and a stern lecture on not drinking too much..? ::grins::
(22:31:19) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: takes a sip of coffee :: CMO: I'll hold on the lecture.
(22:31:42) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: SCI2: Deal ::grins, and gets out the hyposprays::
(22:32:52) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::also gets out the dermal regen to fix the bruise::
(22:36:46) AdmBlackthorne_HQ: :: stands and leaves all the work on his desk :: Joe's? Or are you tired of their salads yet? :: chuckles ::
(22:38:32) CO_CaptHarper: :: since she has yet to actually sit down, she easily wanders up to to peek over Lexy's shoulder at the incoming data, unable to restrain her curiosity ::
(22:39:25) CdorTKirr_HQ: :: turns as Ian approaches and walks with him out of the office :: Ian: I don't tire of them. I appreciate knowing they have what I like, in fact.
(22:41:15) AdmBlackthorne_HQ: T'Kirr: Good, because I doubt I'll ever tire of those bacon cheeseburgers.
(22:42:35) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: SCI2: There, you should be all set... ::puts away the dermal regenerator::
(22:45:06) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches Harper move to Science and smiles to herself, knowing how excited she is ::
(22:48:59) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: points out some of the more intriguing data ::
(22:49:27) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::moves back to her station, having a peek at some of the telemetry data on the way::
(22:50:13) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:50:13) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:50:14) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM