Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Aug 15 15:01:44 2018 on (irc)

(15:16:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: BEGIN SIM
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(15:16:58) XO_Cdr_Kuari: BEGIN SIM
(15:17:35) CO_CaptHarper: :: in the ready room, reporting in to SF Command, who now that we're back in regular contact with, won't shut up ::
(15:18:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is on the Bridge, doing his thing, and would be thankful if he knew that Harper was saving him from having to listen to the conversations they are having. ::
(15:18:27) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: communicating with personnel on the ground to coordinate arrival ::
(15:18:43) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: from her off-center seat, looks up at Helm. They should be arriving any minute :: NAV: Mr. Navarro, time to destination?
(15:19:38) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: XO: Three minutes to slipstream exit, Commander.
(15:20:07) XO_Cdr_Kuari: NAV: Thank you.
(15:20:12) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: on her way up from her quarters, having been checking in on Taril. He complained about her being over protective and then insisted that she leave him to his reading. Wondering when he became so... annoyed with her, she heads for the TL, ordering it to the bridge ::
(15:20:27) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::steps out of her office, where she's apparently been for a very long time doing reports, or maybe she was passed out.. or something..::
(15:20:49) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Seated in his office overlooking the warp core, Quinn grins fondly as he listens to a recording from his folks, received as they closed back in on Federation space. ::
(15:20:55) XO_Cdr_Kuari: *CO* Bridge to Captain Harper. :: bleeps Harper's comm badge ::
(15:21:19) CO_CaptHarper: :: has just closed the comm with Admiral Blackthorne :: *XO* Go ahead, Kuari.
(15:21:19) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: glances up from her research project, smiling :: CMO: Good to see you back.
(15:21:26) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: she is at her console, bouncing her leg on the floor ::
(15:21:29) XO_Cdr_Kuari: *CO* We'll be arriving shortly.
(15:21:52) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::..or maybe there was a rift in the space-time continuum. Whatever. She gets back to doing her rounds as if nothing has happened. ::
(15:22:33) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands and Picard-maneuvers her uniform into place :: *XO* Splendid. I will be out momentarily.
(15:22:55) XO_Cdr_Kuari: ACTION> Atlantis arrives over the planet Gencodia.
(15:23:24) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: MED: Thank you. ::scratches her head.. maybe it was longer than she thought. She doesn't remember adding a new doctor to her staff..:: MED: Anything to report?
(15:23:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: fights a wave of sadness that washes over her as she remembers the first time she was here ::
(15:23:59) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: XO: Normal space achieved, Commander. Drift... :: chuckles :: is ten light-seconds.
(15:24:11) XO_Cdr_Kuari: NAV: Standard orbit.
(15:24:22) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: dials a dial on her project, before standing, and offering a PADD containing a full report about the parasite encounter :: CMO: Uh, yes, actually, the last shift I covered was a bit of a doozy, here's the report.
(15:24:26) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: XO: Standard orbit, aye. :: settles Atlantis into orbit ::
(15:24:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: appears on the bridge :: XO: Did I hear a drift of ten light-seconds?
(15:24:49) MED_Ens_Acacia: CMO: And I don't know if you'd remember, but I'm proud to announce I've submitted the final draft of my thesis, so I'll be getting my doctorate soon.. Finally.
(15:24:54) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Leaves his quarters and slowly plods down the corridor, towards the turbolift; ice melting in his eyebrows.::
(15:25:10) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: the TL drops her on the bridge, and she assumes the secondary tactical station silently ::
(15:25:16) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: has known they were coming here, though, and has talked through her feelings with Dr. Endilev more than once during their travel here ::
(15:27:05) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks up at Harper's arrival ::
(15:27:33) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: interjects, somewhat proudly :: CO: It's a new record, ma'am.
(15:27:53) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Enters the turbolift, and instructs it to take him to the bridge, as he rests on his cane and against the bulkhead.::
(15:28:04) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: trying hard to focus on her work, can't bring herself to share Navarro's excitement ::
(15:29:05) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: MED: Excellent, congratulations! ::smiles:: MED: Your work on infectious disease transfer has been quite impressive.
(15:29:20) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: her console blinks, and she shakes herself back to the present. :: XO: We are being hailed, Commander Kuari.
(15:29:27) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Well done! :: takes her seat ::
(15:29:33) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: shuffles slightly, embarassed by the attention :: CMO: Oh, thank you, Doctor.. That means a lot.
(15:30:14) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::The TL opens up on the bridge, where he quickly and w takes up the ENG
(15:31:52) CSO_Cdr_Wright: XO/CO: by the surface installation, I should specify.
(15:32:06) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: notices Harper and Navarro are talking :: CSO: Put it on screen.
(15:32:07) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::The turbolift opens up on the bridge, where he quickly and quietly takes up the ENG station.::
(15:32:31) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: punches the buttons in compliance and looks up at the screen as it comes to life ::
(15:33:54) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Pauses the recording as the ship drops from slipstream, and consults a second PADD to verify what he can easily tell by feel at this point: The drive functioned just fine. :: Atta girl.
(15:34:48) XO_Cdr_Kuari: ACTION> A friendly human woman vaguely of Asian descent appears on screen.
(15:35:10) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: MED: You're quite welcome, and I'm sure you'll do well here. Have you done any bridge duty yet? I'm going to head up there next, you're welcome to join me.
(15:35:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands and smiles :: Hello! I am Captain Kathryn Harper of the Atlantis.
(15:36:28) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: bobs her head in respect and thanks :: CMO: I have, actually. I'd be glad to join you. :: she gestures to the door, for her to lead the way ::
(15:37:01) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> *CO* Research Lead Poja Johnson. Welcome back, Atlantis. How can we help you?
(15:39:02) CO_CaptHarper: *Johnson* We have returned from the center of the galaxy, and while studying the black hole there, found an object in its accretion disk that will be of interest to you. :: pauses and perks the corner of her mouth up :: A Gencodian artifact.
(15:40:11) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::smiles, moving towards the turbolift; holds it open for Acacia before swooshing upwards to the bridge::
(15:41:04) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: follows close behind, seeming relaxed, for once ::
(15:42:34) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> *CO* :: raises eyesbrows high, her smile disappearing momentarily in surprise :: Really! Do tell! :: looks to the side, cueing someone off camera, then looks back to the viewscreen, awaiting more information ::
(15:43:11) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::the TL chime dings as it reaches its destination and opens onto the Bridge::
(15:44:35) CO_CaptHarper: *Johnson* It is a large metallic sphere that's been stubbornly resistant to our scans. We hoped that bringing it home might help solve the mystery of what it is and how it got out there.
(15:44:39) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: makes her way to a medical terminal, checking up on shipwide scans and medical alerts. She nods to Velina, apparently having nothing to report ::
(15:48:21) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> *CO* Really! :: realizes she begins to sound like a broken record and again looks to the side, making sure her assistant is getting this :: Would you be willing to send over the data?
(15:48:31) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: read up on this place a bit on the way here, and looks forward to seeing it for himself ::
(15:48:38) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::goes to her usual console and signs in, bringing up the sickbay feeds for the remaining patients::
(15:49:12) CO_CaptHarper: *Johnson* It would be our pleasure! We will send the data we have immediately, and make preparations to transport the object down.
(15:49:41) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sends over the data, limited though it is ::
(15:49:47) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks up to the main viewer, listening in on the conversation; perks up when the sphere is mentioned::
(15:49:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Data transmitted, Captain.
(15:50:15) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: grins brightly *CO* Wonderful! That was going to be my next request, but I didn't wish to presume. We're sending you the coordinates for transport now.
(15:51:10) CO_CaptHarper: *Johnson* Of course. :: nods to Lexy :: You should have the data now, and we will be in touch when we are ready to transport. Atlantis out.
(15:51:32) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: Are they analysing the sphere for us?
(15:51:55) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: nods in affirmation before blinking out ::
(15:52:16) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: turns her head towards Tailor ::
(15:52:35) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: turns and shrugs slightly at Dr. Tailor :: CMO: They could have more information than we do, but the specifics are really up to the Captain.
(15:52:59) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns and notes the medical staff that has joined them, and smiles in greeting, grateful to them for her care following the space parasite incident :: CMO/MED: Doctor, Ensign.
(15:54:26) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: Hello Captain ::smiles and hands off the pile of latest sickbay reports::
(15:54:39) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::Nods at Wright::
(15:55:23) CO_CaptHarper: :: steps forward and places a hand on Lexy's shoulder, giving it a comforting squeeze, knowing why this place affects her :: CSO: Are there any additional preparations we need to make before transporting the object?
(15:56:31) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: returns the nod, smiling warmly at the captain ::
(15:57:19) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: gives her a weak smile of gratitude :: CO: I ran additional scans once we were in orbit, but there's no change in the artifact. I've taken a complete set of measurements and images to compare post-transport. I don't see what else there is to do, Captain.
(15:58:32) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks down, returning the smile :: CSO: Alright. Stand by to transport to those coordinates, and hail the research lead again.
(16:00:01) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: preps the transport, ensuring that everything is lined up properly, and then hails the surface ::
(16:00:53) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: responds to the hail and appears back on screen ::
(16:01:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: clasps her hands behind her and smiles warmly as she looks back at the main viewer :: *Johnson* We are ready to transport the object.
(16:03:00) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> *CO* By all means, proceed. We're standing by.
(16:03:13) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks back to Lexy :: CSO: Energize.
(16:03:40) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: checks the coordinates one last time and then energizes ::
(16:04:41) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: verifies and nods :: CO: Transport complete.
(16:05:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks back up to the main viewer to Johnson, waiting on confirmation ::
(16:05:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: again looks to the side momentarily before smiling at the Bridge :: *CO* We've got it, whatever it is! There's still a lot we don't know, but we've started reviewing your scan data and we immediately recognize its surface to be Gencodium.
(16:06:44) CO_CaptHarper: *Johnson* Gencodium? That is a new word to us.
(16:09:06) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: grins and rolls her eyes :: CO: Wasn't my idea. I would have named it something more creative, I think. Still, it's only been found on Gencodia and it's the most immediately intriguing alloy here, so I suppose it's aptly named. It's growing on me.
(16:10:20) CO_CaptHarper: *Johnson* Interesting! We would like to send a few people down to see your analysis of the object, and for some more of our crew to take a bit of leave. It has been a long journey.
(16:12:59) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: frowns and gestures invitingly, as if she thinks she's been rude this whole time :: *CO* Of course, of course! Make yourselves at home. We've improved some of our establishments since you've been here, I think, but the population hasn't grown too much. There's plenty of room for you all. Well, as long as some of you don't mind camping outdoors if you plan to stay the night.
(16:13:49) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: tries not to think of what happened the last time she did anything resembling camping and instead focuses on her board and the scans ::
(16:13:49) CO_CaptHarper: :: grins :: *Johnson* I am certain that some of our crew would absolutely relish the opportunity. See you soon. Harper out.
(16:14:57) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: disappears ::
(16:15:05) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: perks up a bit, truing to remember where she stuck her hammock ::
(16:15:49) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: wonders how far away from anyone else he can get to go camp. ::
(16:16:13) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: Self: Ooh camping..::grins::
(16:16:27) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns to Kuari :: XO: Make arrangements for general leave availability. Those who have interests in the artifact are welcome to join in on a trip to visit the research facility.
(16:17:40) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods and begins updating the duty roster on her console, beeping wall panels nearest everyone aboard the ship ::
(16:21:58) CO_CaptHarper: XO: A short leave, though. Command cannot seem to wait to get us back to Earth. :: smirks ::
(16:22:35) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grins widely :: CO: I can't imagine why.
(16:23:07) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Indeed! All: I will be visiting the research facility. Who would like to come along?
(16:25:58) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: I would, but you already knew that.
(16:26:30) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: I did know that. :: chuckles ::
(16:26:37) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: I would..
(16:27:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Me, too.
(16:27:24) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: You, lieutenant? :: somewhat surprised :
(16:27:40) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: I read up a bit on the place as we approached, so why not?
(16:27:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: thinks about someplace distant from anyone and doesn't respond. ::
(16:28:33) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Fair enough.
(16:28:48) XO_Cdr_Kuari: CO: I think an aerial inspection of the place is in order. I will do well with an update about the artifact later.
(16:29:24) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Sure, go stretch your wings!
(16:30:19) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles, stretching the wing with clearance out at the thought ::
(16:31:29) CO_CaptHarper: All: All going to the research facility, with me, then. :: heads for the turbolift ::
(16:32:44) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: MED: Would you like to go? Even if it's not specific to medical, it could be scientifically interesting.
(16:33:07) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: stands, excited to go flying, but takes one last look at her console to make sure skeleton crew guideline boxes are checked ::
(16:33:43) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: secures the helm and enters the TL ::
(16:33:44) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: follows to the turbolift ::
(16:33:46) MED_Ens_Acacia: ::pauses for a moment, then shrugs:: CMO: Honestly? Archaeology was never really my thing..
(16:35:14) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::shrugs:: MED: Up to you. I'm looking at it more as a once in a lifetime opportunity ::grins::
(16:37:44) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: wavers for a moment, then shrugs once more :: CMO: I suppose youre right. I’ll grab a tricorder and tag along.
(16:37:59) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: hands off his post and heads off to prepare for transport. ::
(16:38:12) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: follows after the captain ::
(16:38:39) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: has no desire to leave the ship at the moment, so takes the tactical post to keep watch while the others are on the surface ::
(16:39:14) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::heads to the turbolift after the others::
(16:39:24) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: notes T'Lira's post :: TAC: Are you staying?
(16:39:29) CO_CaptHarper: :: zips the TL along to the TR after everyone enters ::
(16:39:40) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: smiles at Tailor :: CMO: Doctor.
(16:40:02) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: inclines her head :: XO: Yes, Commander.
(16:40:42) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods and looks to Ilaihr :: ENG: And you, Lieutenant?
(16:40:59) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stops at his deck and follows the corridors to his quarters. There, he changes into something more comfortable, grabs his go bag, and is back to the turbolift rather quickly. ::
(16:41:22) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::nods and smiles at Navarro:: NAV: Lieutenant.
(16:41:29) CO_CaptHarper: :: enters the TR with her entourage and steps up on the pad :: TRChief: Research facility in Atlanteum, please.
(16:41:42) CO_CaptHarper: TRC> CO: Aye, ready.
(16:41:46) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: XO: I shall stay as well.
(16:41:48) CO_CaptHarper: TRC: Energize.
(16:42:17) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods and turns back to T'Lira :: You have the Bridge, Lieutenant Commander.
(16:42:23) CO_CaptHarper: :: shimmers away and reappears in the facility's lobby ::
(16:42:39) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: shimmers into the lobby as well, along with the Captain ::
(16:42:49) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::appears in the lobby in shiny blue sparkles::
(16:43:03) TAC_LCdr_TLira: XO: Aye sir. :: has a slightly feeling of trepidation about taking the bridge, but squashes it back down and maintains her post. She can best observe from here ::
(16:43:21) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: appears in the facility and takes a look around ::
(16:43:31) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: appears, tricorder in hand, looking around ::
(16:43:57) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: arrives in the Transporter Room just moments after everyone dematerializes, looks up some coordiantes that look appealing, and gives them to the engineer. He steps up onto the pad and is on his way. ::
(16:44:42) XO_Cdr_Kuari: ACTION> The research away team appears in a modest but functional facility, a good deal improved from the last time those who remember had visited. Johnson and a few assistants can be found, and there are two corridors leading out.
(16:45:07) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods one last time and exits the Bridge by turbolift ::
(16:46:01) CO_CaptHarper: :: is quite impressed at the progress since her last visit here ::
(16:47:15) CO_CaptHarper: Johnson: Hello, Dr. Johnson! It is good to meet you face-to-face.
(16:48:26) CO_CaptHarper: :: presumes on her title as a head of research ::
(16:48:50) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: grins her usual way, approaching to shake hands with everyone :: AT: It's a pleasure! We've started studying the artifact. It's in the corridor to the left. Shall we?
(16:49:00) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: mentally nudges herself to finish that damn thesis ::
(16:49:29) CO_CaptHarper: :: shakes her hand :: Johnson: By all means.
(16:49:40) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: appears at his coordinates 300 km away from the compound. He's next to a pool at the bottom of a waterfall. Secluded and away from anyone else. As is his custom, he takes off his comm badge and sets it aside before disrobing and going for a swim. ::
(16:50:08) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks around as she follows the group through the corridor ::
(16:51:54) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: tags along, curious to see all of this for himself ::
(16:52:48) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks around, curiously taking in her surroundings as they move through the corridor::
(16:53:39) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: keeps her tricorder closed for now to be polite, trailing behind Velina ::
(16:53:47) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: lying on his back, he takes in the sound of the waterfall crashing into the pool nearby. He dips his head under the water and sucks some into his mouth, and spitting it up into the air above him, simply... relaxing... :::
(16:54:02) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: leads the group down the hall and around a corner, where an analysis room holds the sphere in the center. Other curios are propped up against the wall, as if hastily removed from study to make room for the grander showpiece. Johnson gestures at the object. AT: This really is spectacular!
(16:54:03) CO_CaptHarper: :: has fond memories of her studies on Gencodian language here that led to her publishing the authoritative work on the subject, and the universal translator program for it ::
(16:55:16) CO_CaptHarper: :: takes in the sphere again, marveling at the incredible distances it managed to travel from this place ::
(16:57:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: has a bit of a flat affect as she tries not to dwell on being on Gencodia when she learned her mother had been killed and her father seriously injured in an accident back on Earth and instead focuses on the science in the room ::
(16:57:49) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> AT: I'll say again, there's a lot more to do, but preliminary review of the data makes something quite clear. :: stops in front of the artifact and beams at everyone, her eyes shining :: This object is from this planet, and we're quite sure we know where to take it. The question is, what will happen when we get there?
(16:58:17) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: begins to really feel the relaxation now ::
(16:58:21) CO_CaptHarper: :: perks up, wondering where that could be and what they will find ::
(16:59:10) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: is suddenly much more focused on what Johnson is saying :: Johnson: You mean... there is a receptacle?
(17:00:05) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: nods to Wright :: CSO: That's exactly what I'm saying.
(17:00:07) XO_Cdr_Kuari: PAUSE SIM
(17:00:08) XO_Cdr_Kuari: PAUSE SIM
(17:00:08) XO_Cdr_Kuari: PAUSE SIM