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(21:25:19) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:25:20) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:25:21) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:25:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: taking in the incredible view of this night sky, wide-eyed in her EV helmet ::
(21:26:13) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: standing on Long Shot 4, staring in wonder up at the sky :: *Atlantis* Wright to Atlantis.
(21:26:35) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: looks over :: *Wright* Atlantis here.
(21:26:51) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::Is on the surface of the planet staring at the almost daytime brightness of the night sky.. it's like being in the stars themselves::
(21:28:05) CO_CaptHarper: :: snaps a few holopics, hardly believing her eyes, having never seen so many stars at once ::
(21:28:48) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *Atlantis* :: quietly, so as not to disturb the preternatural scene :: Can you please send down a sterile high resolution holocapture device for 360 degree scenery to our location? This sky is too breathtaking to not preserve in the holodeck.
(21:29:19) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is keeping track of the away team crew from a short distance away, keeping special watch over Ensign Jude. ::
(21:29:49) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks to T'Lira and nods :: *CSO* Doing it now.
(21:29:58) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: checks the ship
(21:30:09) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: Oh.. good idea. ::smiles::
(21:30:47) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Oh, splendid idea!
(21:30:53) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: checks the ship's inventory to confirm it's there before nodding at Kuari, who already has a handle on it. ::
(21:30:53) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is at his post on the bridge monitoring what the away team are doing, and as always going over maintenance reports.::
(21:31:07) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *XO* Thank you, Commander. :: tears her eyes away fro the sky and turns to where the device is beaming in, shielding her eyes from the light so as to not ruin her night vision ::
(21:31:22) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *AT* Where should we set this up, do you think?
(21:32:47) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sits in the middle of the Bridge, staring at the main viewer, wishing she could see the sights the away team is seeing ::
(21:33:12) CO_CaptHarper: :: gestures at a small rise, the highest point in the area :: CSO: How about up there?
(21:36:02) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::glances over to the lake, entranced in the reflection of the stars.. as she's watching, a ripple of some kind of water creature appears on the surface::
(21:36:14) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Bridge: It must be beautiful. I'm looking forward to the images from the surface.
(21:36:17) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks up at where Kate's enviro-suit clad body is pointing, taking in the rise at the edge of the treeline that overlooks the primordial lake and the field of bioluminescent plants that seemed to bloom after nightfall :: CO: Yes, I think that'll do nicely. :: starts making her way toward it, taking care not to disturb the glowing plants when possible ::
(21:37:17) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: XO: I bet it is. I'm looking forward to seeing them too.
(21:37:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: follows along toward the rise, stepping somewhat reverently ::
(21:38:52) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: hopes nothing is nesting at the top of that rise as she picks her way up the slope ::
(21:39:00) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Hums to himself.::
(21:40:00) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::watches for a few moments.. it appears to be something swimming.. a fish? water snake? amphibian? A small head pokes up with two beady eyes, watching her back::
(21:41:56) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: catches himself thinking about the drills and calesthenics he's going to run the Marines through when he gets back to Atlantis. ::
(21:42:13) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: reaches the top of the rise, looking around cautiously for wildlife, swinging her tricorder before her ::
(21:42:27) CO_CaptHarper: :: pauses to sample a small bioluminescent flower, not picking the whole plant, just a bloom, and places it in the sample case ::
(21:42:40) CO_CaptHarper: :: then crests the rise next to Lexy and takes in the view ::
(21:42:50) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: keeping track of AT's positions ::
(21:43:24) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: noting that everything is as it should be, with everyone in view and within the perimeter set by his security detail ::
(21:43:25) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::points her tricorder in the direction of the lake, scanning the various life signs, trying to learn what type of creature that is::
(21:44:29) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::uploads her newly collected tricorder data to the ship while she's at it::
(21:44:54) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Kuari is going to love flying here on the holodeck, without the clumsy envirosuit.
(21:45:11) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: receives the data that was uploaded and files it away for later review ::
(21:45:46) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks up incredibly bright sky with the swirl of the accretion disc running through it, and down at the reflection in the primordial lake and the glowing starry flowers spreading across the landscape :: Self: :: breathily :: As above, so below. ::
(21:47:06) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: XO: I'm sure they away team is enjoying themselves.
(21:47:13) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sets up the holocapture device and flags the Away Team and equipment as not part of the environment, then pushes the button to initiate holocapture ::
(21:47:23) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches the up and down view on the main viewer ::
(21:47:59) CO_CaptHarper: :: watches the device do its work, taking meticulous scans of every detail ::
(21:50:18) CO_CaptHarper: :: sits down on the slope, then leans back as gingerly as she can in the suit until she's on her back, looking up at the sky ::
(21:50:51) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks over at Kate, then moves to join her :: CO: I'm sure she will! And I see a candlelight picnic here in our future.
(21:50:58) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::observes the creature for several more minutes before it dives back smoothly underwater. Silver finlike limbs and long neck with long tail, bioluminescent scales to match the plants::
(21:51:53) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns to grin at Lexy through the visor :: CSO: Who needs the candles?
(21:52:32) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: turns to briefly look at Ilaihr, nodding to his comment ::
(21:52:40) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: smirks back at her :: CO: Fair point, but you'll forgive me for trying to up the romance.
(21:52:59) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: an alarm sounds on her board and she looks over, an eyebrow going sky high when she sees what the alarm is indicating :: XO: Sir, sensors indicate a large asteroid on an intercept course with the planet.
(21:53:25) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: I suppose I can. :: turns to look back at the incredible sky ::
(21:54:35) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: immediately stands on all fours, ready for action, and cranes her neck towards T'Lira :: Time to impact?
(21:55:08) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: sets the scanners on the asteroid and the other eyebrow goes up :: XO: Asteroid reads as 11 kilometers in diameter, with a metallic composition and high relative velocity... sensors indicate an estimated 30 minutes until impact.
(21:57:12) XO_LCdr_Kuari: NAV: Helm, intercept that asteroid and stay with it.
(21:58:02) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::blissfully unaware of the impending asteroid threat, continues to marvel at the magical scene before them::
(21:58:34) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: XO: Yes ma'am. :: breaks Atlantis off from the synchronous orbit above the AT and moves toward the asteroid's trajectory ::
(21:58:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sits up and sets her tricorder to a broad scan, looking for wildlife up to half a kilometer away ::
(21:58:47) SCI_LCdr_TLira: XO: Shall I alert the away team?
(21:58:56) XO_LCdr_Kuari: SCI: T'Lira, calculate the possibility of moving it to a safe trajectory with tractor beams, and open a channel to the away team.
(21:59:21) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: presses a few keys :: XO: Calculating now... and channel is open.
(22:00:49) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CO* Atlantis to away team. We have a sizeable asteroid on an intercept course to the planet, less than thirty minutes out. We're seeing what we can do here, but have everyone stand by for beam out.
(22:00:49) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: is not pleased with the results of her calculations at the moment, runs them again with auxiliary power routed to the tractor beams ::
(22:01:39) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: blinks as the message comes through :: Self: .....Fuck.
(22:02:51) CO_CaptHarper: : immediately gets to her feet upon hearing that :: *XO* Understood. *AT* Gather your equipment and form up for evac.
(22:03:11) CO_CaptHarper: :: offers a hand to Lexy :: CSO: Come on, it is time to go.
(22:03:32) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks over as the message comes through:: All: Oh Crap. ::makes sure she has everything she brought with her and goes back with the others to wait for beamout::
(22:03:49) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: approaches the asteroid, a tumbling metallic irregular mass that dwarfs the ship ::
(22:03:49) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks over at the holocapture device before grabbing Kate's hand and standing ::
(22:04:08) SCI_LCdr_TLira: XO: Current calculations indicate that achieving a hold on the asteroid would be highly difficult, as it is a very large, very dense mass. I am running further calculations now.
(22:04:18) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Syvek: Mr. Syvek, will a torpedo spread be enough to break up that asteroid?
(22:05:58) CO_CaptHarper: Syvek> :: impassively considers, running calculations :: XO: I estimate that a quantum torpedo spread has a roughly 20% chance of causing a significant fracture.
(22:06:38) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::continuing to scan everything she can in the few minutes they have left::
(22:06:59) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: assists the away team memmber nearest him in gathering their stuff. ::
(22:07:18) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: stoops quickly to pick up the holocapture device and then quickly picks her way down the slope behind Kate, stooping to grab a last few samples of this potentially doomed world ::
(22:07:49) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Syvek: Do it. Work with Mr. Navarro to get the angle you need.
(22:08:58) CO_CaptHarper: Syvek> :: raises an eyebrow, but follows orders and makes further calculations ::: NAV: Mr. Navarro, I am sending you an approach vector...
(22:09:24) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: has some serious doubts about this plan, but does not voice them. It's more of a plan than she has, at the moment ::
(22:09:31) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Syvek: The sooner we work on it, the better chance the planet has, unless you have a better idea.
(22:10:03) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: We have to let it hit, Kate.
(22:10:36) CO_CaptHarper: Syvek> XO: Even if we are successful, I believe both resulting asteroid fragments will still strike the planet. Simluations show that to be the most probable outcome.
(22:10:53) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: You know we have no choice. We're scientists.
(22:11:15) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Syvek: The smaller fragments would do less damage overall, would you agree?
(22:11:52) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns to Lexy as they're walking down the hill, but doesn't protest, just looks at her for a long moment through the visor ::
(22:12:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Captain, as your chief science officer I recommend that we cease and desist all efforts to stop this collision.
(22:12:43) CO_CaptHarper: Syvek> XO: Possibly. Total kinetic mass is the same, however. I must defer to Commander T'Lira on that question.
(22:12:49) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: a little breathless as she hurries down the hill ::
(22:13:31) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: runs a few quick calculations regarding the asteroid chunks that may potentially hit the planet with this plan ::
(22:13:41) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: taking them along the approach vector Syvek sent ::
(22:14:16) CO_CaptHarper: :: finally nods, having known that to be the truth all along, but needing someone else to help her fight the instinct to save the planet :: CSO: You are right.
(22:14:35) CO_CaptHarper: *XO* Harper to Kuari.
(22:14:55) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks from Syvek to T'Lira and back :: Bridge: We can break apart the smaller fragments as fast as we can until we have to break away. Greater surface area means more of it will break apart upon entry.
(22:15:14) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CO* Kuari here.
(22:15:39) SCI_LCdr_TLira: XO: It would also mean multiple impacts at multiple sites, which have a high probability of devastating the planet's ecosystem.
(22:16:08) CO_CaptHarper: :: straightens and takes a deep breath, looking around her as she speaks :: *XO* Cease all efforts to avert the asteroid impact. We must not interfere with the natural evolution of this planet.
(22:17:42) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: stops her momentary pacing and hesitates, at first rejecting Harper's command in her mind, but thinks it over further before responding :: *CO* Captain...are you sure?
(22:18:08) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: You are making the right choice. Had the K-T extinction never happened on Earth, my species may never have evolved. This world must have a chance to live or die as it may.
(22:18:11) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::sighs sadly, wishing there was more they could do to prevent this.. ::
(22:19:19) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: is grateful someone said it, because she certainly wasn't about to interrupt a senior officer. A very small part of her rebels against that notion, but is shoved back down quite quickly ::
(22:19:55) CO_CaptHarper: :: stops looking around and catches Lexy's eyes as she answers Kuari :: *XO* I am. Such a collision on Earth gave rise to humanity. Who knows what may evolve here in millions of years?
(22:19:57) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::but evolution's course has many twists and turns.. something amazing could come from it in the end::
(22:20:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: gives Kate a sad smile through her faceplate ::
(22:20:44) CO_CaptHarper: Syvek> :: pauses his calculations as he overhears the comm ::
(22:21:32) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks to T'Lira, then back to the main viewer, at Harper in Wright's headcam view :: *CO* Understood. Let us know when you're ready for transport. And...make sure you bring everything. The least we can do is preserve its memory.
(22:21:58) CO_CaptHarper: *XO* Agreed. Stand by for beamout.
(22:22:14) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods to Lexy and continues down the hill toward the rest of their party ::
(22:22:40) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: locks onto the away team :: XO: I have transporter lock.
(22:23:18) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: silently looks over to Syvek, not needing to say it, but does so for the record :: Syvek: Stand down torpedoes.
(22:23:36) XO_LCdr_Kuari: NAV: Mr. Navarro, return to optimal transporter range.
(22:23:39) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Captain, request permissions for scientific observation of impact. :: pauses :: The least we can do is bear witness to this, but perhaps we can project evolutionary recovery. :: hurrying behind her again ::
(22:24:09) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: grabbing large handfuls of samples now, since preservation is less important ::
(22:24:14) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods to T'Lira in acknowledgement ::
(22:24:15) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Yes, we will observe it. That alone is a wealth of valuable science.
(22:24:52) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: XO: Aye, returning to synchronous orbit. :: breaks off from the asteroid and approaches the doomed planet ::
(22:24:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *SCI* T'Lira, prepare instruments to bear witness to the impact, if you would.
(22:25:20) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *SCI* We can gather valuable data from such a collision involving a life-bearing world.
(22:25:29) SCI_LCdr_TLira: *CSO* Acknowledged. Sensors are focused on the planet and the projected impact site.
(22:26:22) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods to Wright's command over the comm, and sits back down defeatedly in the center of the Bridge, facing the main viewer ::
(22:26:23) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: checks the scientists around him and concludes that by helping anyone else, he'd just be getting in the way. Which, he concludes, would not be good. ::
(22:26:58) CO_CaptHarper: :: arrives back at the gathered away team :: *AT* Take everything you can carry.
(22:27:47) XO_LCdr_Kuari: SCI: Time to intercept?
(22:27:48) CO_CaptHarper: :: pulls one of the bioluminscent plants up by the roots, hoping to transplant it back on the ship ::
(22:27:50) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *SCI* Thank you, T'Lira. I am bringing back a wealth of samples from our fleeting glimpse of this world as well, I invite you to join the analysis team if you wish. :: pauses :: You deserve a chance to see what it was. :: thinks :: Can you also transport a cubic meter of the soil from our transport site into a lab container?
(22:29:37) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: trains a set of sensors on the asteroid to check intercept time and locks onto the requested cubic meter of soil :: *CSO* I would be honored, Commander. I have the requested soil sample located, I will transport it with the away team.
(22:30:09) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: through the image before her, she's begun to bond with the planet over time, but she finds herself distancing herself from it now, and it hurts, just a little ::
(22:30:18) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: What about one of the eggs? ::looks back to the nest a few meters away::
(22:30:31) CO_CaptHarper: CMO: Yes, go ahead.
(22:30:33) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CMO: Yes! Excellent idea!
(22:31:25) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::dashes over to the nest and carefully picks up one of the eggs, cradling it in her hand, then moves as quickly as she can back to the others::
(22:32:26) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: debates taking the other egg ::
(22:32:52) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: dashes over and grabs the other one ::
(22:33:00) CO_CaptHarper: Avian Dino> Caw?
(22:33:14) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::wonders briefly if they're going to be able to raise these creatures on the ship::
(22:33:24) CO_CaptHarper: :: takes one last look around as her crew robs the nest ::
(22:33:39) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Avian Dino: Sorry, mama, you'd want them to come with us if you knew what was coming!
(22:34:10) CO_CaptHarper: *XO* Beam us up.
(22:34:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: holds the egg gently but tightly to her chest ::
(22:34:47) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: activates the transporter, directing the team to lab quarantine to handle the samples and the soil to a lab container ::
(22:35:14) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods to T'Lira, but notes she's already doing it ::
(22:35:24) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::clutches the egg carefully as she dissolves into blue sparklies::
(22:35:25) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The away team appears in the lab quarantine, where they left from.
(22:36:18) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches as Wright's headcam feed fizzles out and comes back aboard ship ::
(22:36:22) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: immediately takes the temperature of the egg and replicates an incubator to keep then at that temperature in the appropriate atmospheric conditions ::
(22:36:48) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::does the same with the other egg::
(22:36:51) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: will never get used to going through the transporter in an EVA suit. But he deals with it. He checks the crew around him and accounts for everyone. ::
(22:37:33) CO_CaptHarper: :: also does a headcount, just to be sure ::
(22:37:35) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: orders a lab monkey crew member to get all the other samples in the right conditions as she strips off her environment suit ::
(22:37:46) XO_LCdr_Kuari: SCI: Everyone aboard?
(22:38:03) SCI_LCdr_TLira: XO: Aye, sir.
(22:39:06) CO_CaptHarper: :: hands the plant off and doffs her EV suit ::
(22:39:40) XO_LCdr_Kuari: SCI: Make sure we have a good view. :: softly ::
(22:40:12) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::unloads specimens to the proper scientific condition and also takes off her suit::
(22:40:19) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: hurries up to the TL and the Bridge as soon as she's able ::
(22:40:27) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: tilts her head, indicating understanding, as she adjusts the image on the main viewscreen to be one of the planet before them ::
(22:40:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: finds a good place to get out of his suit so he can get up to the Bridge
(22:40:33) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Syvek: Watch the effects of impact. We'll move further away if necessary.
(22:40:56) CO_CaptHarper: Syvek> Aye, Commander.
(22:41:08) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: stands by to get the hell away ::
(22:41:43) CO_CaptHarper: :: joins Lexy in the TL ::
(22:42:02) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stops the TL door as it's closing and boards as well ::
(22:42:16) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: tries not to look annoyed at Wolfe ::
(22:42:48) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: notes Wright and faces no one, ready for an awkward ride to the Bridge ::
(22:43:59) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::once she's dressed in her normal uniform again and the samples and eggs are safely stowed, heads back to the Bridge with the others::
(22:44:28) CO_CaptHarper: :: rides the TL in silence, allowing herself a brief moment of introspection ::
(22:45:28) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: hears the swoosh of the TL doors, breaking her out of her thoughts, and stands, prepared to be relieved of command ::
(22:45:42) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks at the wall and ceiling directly in front of him, thinking about how he will configure the shields and protect the ship ::
(22:46:09) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: anxious about not being the witness she hoped to, hurries out to stand next to T'Lira, gesturing that the Vulcan should remain seated at SCI/OPS ::
(22:46:48) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: is fully prepared to relinquish the station, but remains seated as indicated ::
(22:47:18) CO_CaptHarper: :: quietly exits the TL and approaches Kuari with an understanding look, then turns forward :: SCI: How much time?
(22:47:41) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: checks the sensors ::
(22:47:52) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: steps out of the TL and directly to TAC1, taking it over from the 1Lt who was there before.
(22:48:17) CO_CaptHarper: Syvek> :: relenquishes the main tactical station to the Major, and takes an auxiliary one ::
(22:49:50) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: takes a step to the side, so she's not centered anymore ::
(22:51:34) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The asteroid looms large on the viewer, ominously approaching the planet.
(22:52:54) SCI_LCdr_TLira: Bridge: Time to impact, less than a minute.
(22:53:05) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Shields up, Major.
(22:53:42) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: has the shields already prepped and ready, and complies. He responds quietly, the somber moment not even lost on him :: CO: Aye.
(22:53:44) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::steps off of the turbolift, looking tensely at the viewer:: All: That's a really freakin' big asteroid..
(22:54:04) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: looks up at the main viewer ::
(22:54:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Self: They should've sent a poet.
(22:55:04) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: stands to Harper's side, watching the screen, as she's been doing a lot lately, and waits ::
(22:55:25) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The atmosphere begins to heat the leading edge of the asteroid, stabilizing its tumble somewhat.
(22:56:58) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands with one hand clasped over the other wrist in front of her, watching the scene with both sorrow and awe ::
(22:57:09) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: watches with somber stoicism ::
(22:57:48) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: thinks of all the creatures on the planet, imagining she were one of them, caught unaware ::
(22:57:49) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: turns down the lighting on the Bridge ::
(22:59:51) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::silently takes a seat at her station, staring at the viewscreen::
(23:00:31) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The asteroid plows through the atmosphere astonishingly quickly, having no time to lose much speed because it is already moving so fast, becoming instantly white hot with the sudden shock heating.
(23:01:39) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The asteroid impacts a relatively shallow ocean bay, the water no obstacle, and strikes the seafloor, which is instantly liquified.
(23:01:59) CO_CaptHarper: :: her eyes go wide at the sight ::
(23:02:12) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::is transfixed::
(23:02:14) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks on solemnly ::
(23:02:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: lowers his head a little ::
(23:03:10) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: still standing stoically, but trembling ever so slightly as a tear spills down her left cheek ::
(23:03:30) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: gazes impassively at the sight before her ::
(23:04:06) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> An expanding shockwave can be seen traveling through the atmosphere, along with a tsunami in the water. A ring of ejected gas, rock, and bits of the asteroid is shot into space from around the impact.
(23:04:57) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::sighs and lowers her head for a brief moment, then continues to watch with widened eyes::
(23:05:33) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: swallows hard as the rebellious side of her rejects their decision. She feels a multitude of emotions she suppresses as she can't help but imagine the effects to come ::
(23:05:33) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Over the next few minutes, the ejected material begins to re-enter the planet's atmosphere, becoming a deadly dense rain of superheated rock.
(23:06:43) CO_CaptHarper: :: sits down on the very front edge of her seat, hand covering her mouth at the destruction on the main viewer ::
(23:07:41) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: notes Harper's movement, snapping her momentarily out of her thoughts, and retreats to her chair, unwilling to be in front of her captain ::
(23:07:52) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Sensors show significant seismic activity all over the planet, and every volcano begins to erupt simultaneously from the shockwaves, some visible on the screen.
(23:09:34) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches as events progress, stifling the sorrowful cries she would otherwise make if not her strong dedication to her position as a command officer ::
(23:10:12) CO_CaptHarper: :: places a hand on Kuari's shoulder ::
(23:11:05) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: wipes tears from her cheeks, but never stops watching ::
(23:11:10) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: responds to Harper's hand with a slight start, then without thought she drops her head onto Harper's knee where it stays ::
(23:11:29) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:11:30) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:11:30) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM