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(21:15:57) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:58) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:59) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:18:19) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is on the Bridge, running a routine procedural count on the probes and torpedoes. ::
(21:18:53) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: in the process of recovering the probes ::
(21:19:02) CO_CaptHarper: :: carries the morning cup of coffee onto the bridge from the ready room, looking cheery in anticipation of new science data ::
(21:19:23) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Good morning, Commander! Anything interesting to report? :: takes her seat and sips at the coffee ::
(21:19:33) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: finishing the final details on a report at the secondary science station ::
(21:21:40) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: lies on her Bridge seat, watching Harper approach :: CO: Many interesting things, Science would say I'm sure. I can tell you that all scans and data collection has been completed, and we're ready to move on.
(21:21:53) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::takes a long drag of coffee as she sits down and signs in, also eagerly anticipating new discoveries::
(21:21:58) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she is combing through the details from the data ::
(21:22:23) CSO_Cdr_Wright: XO: Recovery of probe network is complete, Commander.
(21:23:13) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: glances at Wright, then gives Harper a smile :: CO: What she said.
(21:23:17) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Cheerfully monitors things, in that manner he does; humming to himself, whilst making sure everything works.::
(21:23:29) CO_CaptHarper: XO/CSO: Excellent!
(21:23:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: XO: I've also flagged Long Shot 4 on the charts to be visited by a slipstream-equipped Science vessel. It's on the priority list.
(21:24:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: looking at the planet on the viewer as a sunrise comes into view ::
(21:24:57) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::grins at the name Long Shot.. it amuses her every time she hears it::
(21:26:55) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Commander, would our science-gathering be further improved by an away team visit? :: still watching the planet ::
(21:27:34) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: perks up, grinning :: CSO: Please!
(21:28:25) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: perks up her ears, hoping she can be involved ::
(21:29:46) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: frowns, thinking :: CO: Given the scientific interest of this world, we would have to take strong precautionary measures to ensure that we don't contaminate the ecosystem, but recruiting some crew members to collect samples directly could give the Federation scientists considerably more to chew on.
(21:30:28) CO_CaptHarper: :: glances at Kuari, then back to Wright :: CSO: What sort of measures?
(21:31:08) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: pulls her ears back, conceding that such a mission doesn't really need her ::
(21:35:29) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Well, given that we don't know much about the nature of the microbial life and the atmospheric composition isn't ideal for us, I would recommend fully contained environment suits.
(21:36:03) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: That would prevent possible contamination with our genetic material and protect the away team.
(21:37:13) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks away. She hates environmental suits ::
(21:37:20) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Alright. The transporters should be able to decontaminate the suits themselves during tranport, as well.
(21:38:15) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns to Kuari :: XO: How are you with environmental suits?
(21:38:33) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: nods, hoping to go on the mission ::
(21:39:47) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks at Harper in surprise :: CO: Well, I have to use my Marine suit, but it functions as one. Am I needed for this mission?
(21:40:13) CO_CaptHarper: XO: No, I can lead it if you would rather not suit up...
(21:40:26) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: The away team can replicate clean suits, clean, and dress in the decontam bay in Science Lab 2, then be transported from there.
(21:41:17) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CO: If you want me to lead it, I will. Your choice, Captain. :: is totally straight-faced ::
(21:42:29) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: The wildlife on this planet is comparable to those of Earth's Cretaceous period, so someone with combat training may be a wise choice.
(21:42:54) CO_CaptHarper: XO: I will take this one, then. :: grins ::
(21:43:22) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks at Wright, worried ::
(21:43:25) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: grins even more, trying to hold back her giddiness ::
(21:43:51) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Agreed.
(21:43:52) CO_CaptHarper: All: Major Wolfe, you are in. Doctor Tailor, Commander Wright, and Ensign Jude are as well.
(21:44:14) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::smiles:: CO: Yes Ma'am..
(21:44:52) CSO_Cdr_Wright: SCI1: T'Lira, will you please take over my duty station?
(21:45:09) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CO: Please let me know if you need me.
(21:45:14) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: looks over :: CSO: Of course, Commander.
(21:45:18) CO_CaptHarper: All: Away team, meet up in science lab 2.
(21:45:30) CO_CaptHarper: XO: I will. You have the bridge, Number One.
(21:46:05) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: follows the others to the science lab ::
(21:46:11) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods dutifully, but feels regret as Harper leaves ::
(21:46:12) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: stands and moves out of the way :: SCI1: You'll be handling communication with the away team for Commander Kuari, but feel free to continue your data analysis during your downtime.
(21:46:19) CO_CaptHarper: :: heads to the TL and waits for the others ::
(21:46:28) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye, Captain. :: goes to the turbolift closest to his station ::
(21:46:35) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::stands and follows the others to the turbolift::
(21:46:41) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: moves to the primary SCI/OPS station :: CSO: I will endeavour to do my best, Commander.
(21:46:41) CO_CaptHarper: :: excited to go on this away team ::
(21:46:43) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: scoots into the TL last with a parting smile at Kuari and T'Lira ::
(21:47:02) CO_CaptHarper: :: directs the TL to the science labs, and they all arrive shortly ::
(21:47:48) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: I recommend we visit a plains biome so we have good visibility in case of wildlife. Ideally near a body of water?
(21:48:12) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Certainly.
(21:49:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: steps out of the turbolift into the lab, and inputs his request for a suit. Soon, there's one suit in his size in the replicator, and he takes it to corner to put it on. ::
(21:50:21) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *SCI1* T'Lira, Wright here. Please locate appropriate transport coordinates in a plains biome near a body of water that shows signs of animal activity within safety protocols. Select for clement weather, high priority, and pleasant air temperature, low priority.
(21:51:12) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: runs a planetary scan including those requirements :: *CSO* Planetary scan is searching now.
(21:51:24) CO_CaptHarper: :: orders up a suit in her size from the replicator ::
(21:51:29) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: punches in her suit request before stepping into the decontam booth to undergo decontamination before putting it on ::
(21:52:18) CO_CaptHarper: :: takes it into the decon booth and suits up ::
(21:52:44) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::replicates a suit and heads into the decon booth with the others::
(21:52:47) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is suited up and heads into the decontamination chamber ::
(21:53:38) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: thinks back to their last shore leave as he monitors the ship's orbit ::
(21:55:27) CO_CaptHarper: :: seals her suit helmet and is reminded of her flight helmet, and can't help using her old callsign :: *AT* Firefly here, commcheck.
(21:56:08) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: recieves the results of the planetary scan :: *CSO* I have found one ideal location with all requirements met and two without the low priority requirement.
(21:56:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *AT* Wrightstuff here, check is good, Firefly :: trying to keep a straight face at her self-imposed callsign ::
(21:57:07) CO_CaptHarper: :: chuckles a little ::
(21:57:25) CSO_Cdr_Wright: SCI: Excellent, Commander, thank you. Is it currently daylight at the ideal location? :: forgot to specify this ::
(21:57:51) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: checks :: *CSO* Yes, it is.
(21:57:59) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::grins at the callsigns::
(21:58:35) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: is now sitting on the floor in front of her seat, looking from T'Lira to the main viewer, listening to the conversation ::
(21:58:47) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: cross references the site with their orbital parameters ::
(21:59:31) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *SCI* Excellent, let's go with ideal location first - call it Loc A - but keep Loc B and Loc C handy just in case. Will advise when ready for transport.
(21:59:54) SCI_LCdr_TLira: *CSO* Aye sir.
(22:00:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *AT* Commander T'Lira has identified a good location for beamdown as soon as we are all ready.
(22:00:56) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: XO: Shall I ascend to a stationary orbit to keep the landing site beneath us, Commander?
(22:01:19) XO_LCdr_Kuari: NAV: Yes, please.
(22:01:26) CO_CaptHarper: *AT* :: checks her suit one more time and finds it ready :: Ready here.
(22:01:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *SCI* I'm going to patch you in to the Away Team helmet commlink so you can hear. :: does that ::
(22:02:04) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: raises their orbit, which lengthens its period until it matches the planet's rotation ::
(22:02:21) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: XO: Site is in range.
(22:02:50) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: performs final checks on her enviro suit :: *AT* Ready here as well. Commander T'Lira is patched into our commlink as well for constant bridge comms.
(22:03:21) XO_LCdr_Kuari: SCI: T'Lira, perform regular scans of the immediate area around the Away Team. Keep watch for potential threats.
(22:04:03) SCI2_Ens_Jude: *AT* Also ready.
(22:04:08) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: runs the crushing pressurization test. His suit passes. :: *AT* Ready.
(22:04:12) SCI_LCdr_TLira: XO: Aye, sir. :: begins running constant scans of the selected location ::
(22:04:40) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *SCI* Commander T'Lira, Away Team is ready for beamdown.
(22:04:55) CO_CaptHarper: *AT* Stand by for transport. Let us go set foot on a new world!
(22:05:03) SCI_LCdr_TLira: *CSO* Acknowledged. Transporting now.
(22:07:06) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::eagerly awaitng transport::
(22:07:12) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The away team disappears from Atlantis and rematerializes on a flat, grassy plain that's punctuated by strange trees with bark that looks more like a reptile's skin than tree bark. The temperature is quite warm, and there is a primordial lake nearby, green with some sort of life, an occasional bubble breaking its surface.
(22:08:41) CO_CaptHarper: :: takes an eager look around, wondering if this is similar to how her own world looked hundreds of millions of years ago ::
(22:09:21) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks around, ready to shoot anything that threatens ::
(22:09:31) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: realizes something with embarrassment :: *SCI* T'Lira, could you also please beam down four standard sample kits to our location?
(22:10:05) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: resists the urge to make a comment :: *CSO* Of course. Transporting the kits now.
(22:10:07) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> A human-sized theropod is spooked by our arrival and runs away.
(22:10:29) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks around excitedly, staring at the alien trees and vegetation, and the theropod as it scoots away from them ::
(22:10:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: can feel T'Lira's judgement from here ::
(22:11:02) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: looks around, spotting the lake. she walks over to it, taking her tricorder and scanning ::
(22:11:15) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *CO*: I wonder if anyone visited Earth at this stage of its development...
(22:11:17) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The sample kits appear, somewhat judgementally, on the ground next to us.
(22:11:53) CO_CaptHarper: *CMO*: It does make you wonder, does it not?
(22:11:55) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: did not forget her tricorder, so pulls that out after picking up a sample kit and handing one to Jude, Kate, and Dr. Tailor ::
(22:12:43) CO_CaptHarper: :: takes the sample kit and is always grateful that she started her career in science at times like these ::
(22:12:44) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::grins; takes a sample kit from Lexi::
(22:13:03) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *AT* I'd like to collect samples of water, soil, and biomass... anything that looks interesting
(22:13:36) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::nods at Lexi:: *CSO*: You've got it..
(22:13:55) SCI2_Ens_Jude: *AT* I've got this bubbling lake.
(22:14:15) CO_CaptHarper: *AT* Understood. Major, keep an eye out in case that thing that ran away when we got here brings back its big brother.
(22:14:17) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *AT* I didn't request one for you because you'll be busy watching our backs.
(22:14:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looking at Wolfe, who isn't paying attention to her anyway ::
(22:15:24) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: looks up to watch the planet for a bit on the main viewer, now stationary and a full globe ::
(22:15:37) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::removes her tricorder and gets to scanning, sending an uplink directly to the ship's databanks::
(22:15:38) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: grunts as she gets on her knees to collect samples of the water ::
(22:15:51) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: shrugs and squats down to collect spoor from a large and fresh pile, presumably from the therapod ::
(22:16:49) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches the main viewer, unblinking, waiting and thinking ::
(22:17:19) CO_CaptHarper: :: follows a large insect for a bit until it alights on a leaf, then with as deft of a grab as possible in an EV glove, she grabs it ::
(22:17:39) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::also notices some insects beginning to collect around the pile.. some beetle and fly type creatures.. gets the appropriate scans:: Self: Same everywhere, seems like..
(22:17:51) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: taps a button on the wrist of her suit :: *SCI* T'Lira, I'm transmitting the feed from my helmet camera to you, if it's of interest.
(22:18:46) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: checks and has indeed recieved the feed :: *CSO* I will attach it to the planetary report once it has been compiled.
(22:20:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: bends down and nudges insects into a few more sample tubes, marking location and situation ::
(22:20:51) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: collects insects and plants on the lake edge ::
(22:20:55) XO_LCdr_Kuari: SCI: Put it on the viewscreen.
(22:21:22) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: brings the feed up on the viewscreen ::
(22:21:39) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::samples out a bit of the soil and vegetation nearby as well.. and in the process notices a nest on the ground nearby by the water::
(22:22:07) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: again thinking back to their last shoreleave, and wonders if Dr. Tailor will find another species to catalog and name ::
(22:22:24) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches the feed through T'Lira's helm with interest ::
(22:22:33) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *CSO*: Oh, look at that.. ::points towards the nest::
(22:22:34) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: moves on from the dung pile and begins scanning and collecting the low-lying plant matter that carpets the plain, as well as a few stray mineral samples she's able to find ::
(22:22:42) CO_CaptHarper: :: watches the insect wiggle its legs, trying to get free, and decides it is too big to keep unless they needed to restock The Jar ::
(22:23:03) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: stands up after collecting samples :: *AT* I am going to look around for more large reptiles.
(22:23:03) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: finishes recording then turns to look at what Dr. Tailor is indicating ::
(22:23:09) CO_CaptHarper: :: lets the bug go ::
(22:23:47) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *CMO* Ooh. :: goes closer ::
(22:24:07) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::nest is about two feet across with largish leathery eggs inside::
(22:24:19) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *CSO*: Be careful.. there could be a mama nearby.
(22:24:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: scans the eggs with tricorder, taking care not to get too close ::
(22:24:44) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *SCI* Are you getting good images of these eggs, Commander?
(22:25:01) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks around on guard while Lexi scans the next::
(22:25:07) SCI_LCdr_TLira: *CSO* We are, yes.
(22:25:38) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: turns her head in a slow panoramic view of the site of the nest, for the viewers back home ::
(22:25:50) CO_CaptHarper: :: heads over to the nest to have a look ::
(22:26:35) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: follows footprints, while taking photographs ::
(22:26:39) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *AT* So they reproduce with eggs. Fascinating. :: looking at the signatures of the developing embryos on the tricorder ::
(22:26:57) CO_CaptHarper: :: peeks over at Lexy's tricorder ::
(22:27:44) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::as she looks around she notices a herd of some sort of herbivores in the distance, feeding on the grasses::
(22:27:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: shows to Kate :: *CO* They appear to be potentially near hatching, though it's hard to tell with xenobiology.
(22:27:53) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches the feed, first of the eggs, then of the sweeping view to take in the surroundings with a Marine's eye ::
(22:28:25) CO_CaptHarper: *CSO* Adorable. I wonder if the Voth ship found this place.
(22:28:42) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *CSO*: Oh wow.. ::peeks at the scan of the embryos::
(22:29:06) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: finally backs away from the nest after scooping to collect a soil sample and a sample of the nest material ::
(22:29:55) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> A screech is heard above as a large avian creature, with a wingspan of a few meters, circles overhead.
(22:30:21) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: backs away from the nest faster ::
(22:30:28) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks up and has his phaser pointed in the right direction (up) ::
(22:30:45) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks up and then backs away from the nest with the rest of the AT::
(22:30:59) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: looks up, and takes photographs :: Self: Ohmydeities, so COOL!
(22:31:00) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: stands up in a rush, on alert, watching the flying creature on the screen when it looks towards it ::
(22:31:00) CO_CaptHarper: *AT* Back off the nest. :: moves away to gather samples elsewhere ::
(22:31:28) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::grins, wondering what Kuari will think of the flying creature::
(22:33:55) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: is frustrated by lack of camera control :: SCI: Is that flying thing leaving the away team alone?
(22:34:30) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The avian creature settles down on the nest as the AT clears out.
(22:34:48) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: inclines her head slightly :: XO: It appears so. It has not attempted to move towards them since they have left the nest.
(22:34:58) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: continues to follow reptile like footprints ::
(22:35:09) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sighs in relief and sits down on the floor, still watching the camera feed ::
(22:35:17) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::watches the avian creature from their safe distance, fascinated::
(22:35:25) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: faces back toward the nest once she's a safe distance away to get good footage ::
(22:35:52) CO_CaptHarper: :: scans the big protobird with her tricorder ::
(22:39:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: notes a feather on the ground, not quite fully-formed into what she usually imagines a feather to look like, but still identifiable ::
(22:40:20) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: allows herself to calm down a bit so she can think :: ENG: Lieutenant Ilaihr, when you have time, begin analysis of the planet's scans for useful resources. Also study their compositions by region and compile a report.
(22:40:26) CO_CaptHarper: :: picks it up and catalogs it ::
(22:40:51) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks around, not seeing Linxi :: *AT* Ensign, where are you?
(22:42:50) SCI2_Ens_Jude: *AT* I am following a pair of footprints. Appears to belong to a reptile the size equivalent of Earth's velociraptors.
(22:42:57) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks back, also not seeing Linxi:: *SCI2*: Don't go too far, we don't want to get separated..
(22:43:06) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Nods.:: XO: Of course commander. ::Starts typing away.::
(22:43:20) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: listens to the comm conversation and tenses up again ::
(22:44:20) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks up from the feather in slight alarm :: *SCI2* Ensign, you may not like what you find at the other end of those footprints. Return to the group.
(22:44:51) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: wonders how the Major let her wander away in the first place ::
(22:45:19) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: continues to gather more footage and samples ::
(22:45:24) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: mumbles to self as she turns around, walking briskly back to the group :: *AT* Alright. I'm coming back.
(22:46:21) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods to herself and gathers a few more samples ::
(22:49:38) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::pans her camera over to the herd of grass eaters, zooming in to get a closer look::
(22:49:50) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: returns to the group ::
(22:50:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues to scan the horizon in all directions for anything that might find people in suits to be edible once unwrapped. ::
(22:50:55) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: collects air samples as well because smart ::
(22:50:56) CO_CaptHarper: :: notes Jude's return to the group ::
(22:50:59) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:50:59) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:51:00) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM