Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Dec 19 21:00:36 2018 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:10:42) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:10:43) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:10:44) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:11:31) CaptHarper: :: flitting about the bridge as various plans are made to address the colony's requests, peeking over shoulders ::
(21:12:15) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: poring over the scan results for the ursine creatures :: CO: I think if I can perform some xenobiological analysis, I may come up with a solution... :: continues muttering to herself ::
(21:13:05) CaptHarper: CSO: Can you do It from up here?
(21:13:12) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: lies on her usual chair in the center of the Bridge, staring at her console as usual ::
(21:13:59) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: I'm not sure. At least part of it, certainly. :: she speaks distractedly, not taking her eyes off the console as she flips quickly through pages and views ::
(21:14:05) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: looking over the excavation requests and running some pre-calculations on the orbital geometry required, before he's asked to ::
(21:14:08) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: walks onto the bridge with a PADD in hand, seeing the captain busy and vying for an opportunity to get a word with her ::
(21:15:14) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: is at a secondary console, running through ways to improve weapons accuracy and potentially increasing their output ::
(21:15:33) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: ::Is a his console reading up on what information the colony has supplied on these bears.::
(21:15:34) CaptHarper: :: peeks over Lexy's shoulder for a minute, but figures she'll come up for air in a minute and wanders off to see who else has something interesting ::
(21:17:16) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: sidles into Harper's path :: CO: Captain, mind if I head up giving medical exams to the colonists? I think I might find a few willing participants for my study.
(21:19:20) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: works on various firing solutions using T'Lira's computations and Wright's data ::
(21:19:24) CaptHarper: :: momentarily taken aback by the Ensign's initiative, but offers a smiling reply :: MED: They have not requested medical assistance, but I cannot imagine their doctors turning down some help in ensuring everyone is healthy! Clear it with Dr. Tailor first, though.
(21:20:09) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: begins running models and simulations of seasonal migration ::
(21:20:18) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: offers Harper a finger-gun and a wink, before going off to find Tailor! ::
(21:21:43) CaptHarper: XO: It looks like we may end up sending an away team down, one way or another.
(21:22:23) TAC2_2Lt_Grey: :: is at her console, working on various things for the weapon systems, not bothering anyone and keeping to herself ::
(21:23:16) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: ::Antennae twitch.:: CO: Excellent
(21:23:24) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: heads to sick bay, lightly knocking at Tailor's door ::
(21:24:13) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: sits up a little taller, eyes locked on Harper's :: CO: I'll go.
(21:24:33) CaptHarper: :: grins :: XO: Eager for a chance to stretch your wings?
(21:26:17) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grins a little :: CO: That, and bears.
(21:27:09) CaptHarper: XO: I have... less interest in the bears, I must admit, but I would like to see the place that we worked so hard for.
(21:27:33) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods her understanding ::
(21:32:19) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::swings her chair around, after hitting 'send' on a report that she'd been working on:: MED: Enter!
(21:32:29) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: nods slightly at her console as an idea of what's happening begins to take shape in her mind ::
(21:34:09) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: ::Looks excitedly at the commander.::
(21:34:53) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues working on coordinating the excavation strikes... he likes that phrase... pulling data now from Navigation. He begins to build a perimeter around the base at an appropriate distance :: TAC/TAC2: Double check this for me. Let's do as little damage as possible while getting done what needs to be.
(21:35:08) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Well... I think I know what the problem is. I'm not so sure I have any plausible ideas for a solution.
(21:35:20) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: walks in, smiling widely :: CMO: Morning, Doctor Tailor. Don't know if you saw this come in this morning.. :: she hands over the PADD she's been holding, which contains the approval letter from the Starfleet Medical Board for her next study :: CMO: But I've gotten approval for my ongoing exoimmunological survey. With your permission I'd like to
(21:35:20) MED_Ens_Acacia: take a team to Tronheim to collect the first set of samples. The deal is we consult with doctors on the surface and offer medical exams and gather samples from willing participants. You are also invited to join me, of course.
(21:35:25) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: sees the data requests come in from tactical, and feeds in more orbital parameters ::
(21:35:45) CaptHarper: CSO: Hm. Well, first, what is the problem?
(21:37:28) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Well, as you can see from the scan data, it appears that there's a larger than expected number of young among these lifeforms. After modeling seasonal changes and migration patterns, as well as availability of prey, I... believe that the colony has been built too close to their seasonal breeding ground, which is making the creatures aggressive.
(21:37:37) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::takes the PADD and reads it over:: MED: Ohh, very interesting. I'd love to join you.
(21:37:43) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: glances over :: CTO: Aye, sir.
(21:39:16) TAC2_2Lt_Grey: :: looks from her console :: CTO: Yes, sir.
(21:39:24) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: bobs her head :: CMO: That would be wonderful. I'll get in touch with someone on the surface to get a location for us, and you can get the team together. Sound good?
(21:39:29) CaptHarper: :: looks at the scan data on the console :: Hmmmmm. :: she pinches her chin while in thought ::
(21:40:27) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: MED: Sounds great, I'll find out who's available.
(21:40:59) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches Harper at Wright's console, her ears angled in their direction, waiting ::
(21:41:06) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: grins, giving Tailor a finger gun and heading out the door for her own office in the medical research lab to touch base with her contacts ::
(21:41:33) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: This is just a hypothesis, of course, but one I'm pretty confident in based on the available data.
(21:43:30) CaptHarper: CSO: It seems reasonable, but I have to admit, this area was never my strongest even when I was a scientist.
(21:44:20) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: I'm sending it off to the xenobiologists we have on staff, I'll let you know if they disagree with my conclusion.
(21:44:51) CaptHarper: CSO: Is... there some way we can lure their prey elsewhere? Or, I do not know, transport the animals elsewhere on the planet?
(21:45:55) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::turns back to her desk with a chuckle at how enthusiastic Acacia is, and begins setting up a team for the sample collections::
(21:45:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Well, they have young in their dens that may not be old enough to move on their own yet. I might need to go down there and take a look at the situation up close.
(21:46:02) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: sits in her chair, connecting with Doctor Mathers on the ground. She has a brief conversation with him behind mostly soundproof glass, appearing to be in a good mood ::
(21:48:18) CaptHarper: CSO: By transport, I meant using our transporters, though I understand that might not be practical given their numbers.
(21:49:18) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Yes, Captain, I know, I'm sorry... I was responding to one of your comments without responding to the other. I'd like to go down there to see if there's any way we can resolve the situation without relocating the lifeforms at all.
(21:50:20) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: If we can get them through this breeding season and then somehow adjust their migratory patterns...? I don't know.
(21:52:16) CaptHarper: :: nods :: CSO: Alright. There is only so much that can be learned from orbit. :: mouths a "be careful" to her wife before turning to Kuari :: XO: Assemble an away team.
(21:52:46) CaptHarper: XO: Check in with medical to see if Dr. Acacia's plan is in the works, and definitely take a security officer since we are dealing with large carnivores.
(21:53:02) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: ::Smiles at Kuari from his console.::
(21:53:24) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: stands immediately and looks towards Ilaihr and Wright in turn :: Ilaihr, Wright, you're with me.
(21:53:41) CaptHarper: :: catches Ilaihr's smile and notes that Kuari did as well :
(21:53:43) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: steps out of her office once more, Doctor Mathers having begun to set up a tent for them and direct colonists in their direction. She pauses briefly to type sometime on her PADD, then heads once more for the bridge to seek transporter approval. ::
(21:54:04) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: nods and smiles at Kate before closing up her console and following Kuari ::
(21:56:06) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: ::Finds his feet surprisingly quickly, and trots toward the turbolift.::
(21:56:08) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::finishes assembling the medical team and taps her badge:: *MED*: The team is ready to go. Is the colony ready for us?
(21:56:42) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: enters the TL and waits for the other two :: Deck Six.
(21:58:37) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: steps into the turbolift :: *CMO*: The colony has everything set up. I sent our destination to the transport team. Are we cleared for transport? :: she looks up :: TL: Whichever transporter room they've claimed.
(21:58:37) CaptHarper: XO: I shall join you down there soon.
(22:00:50) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: joins Kuari in the TL ::
(22:01:43) XO_Cdr_Kuari: *CTO* Kuari to Wolfe. Please have two of your team meet us in Transporter Room One.
(22:03:19) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: trots out of the TL towards TR1 ::
(22:03:33) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *MED*: Excellent work. Yes, we're cleared whenever you're ready to join us, Doctor.
(22:03:34) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: ::Hums cheerfully in the the TL.::
(22:03:55) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: walks into the transporter room with the rest of the medical team, offering a smile to Tailor just as she was finishing her sentenced :: CMO: Then let's go.
(22:04:57) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::grins:: TR Chief: Beam us down when ready...
(22:06:31) CSO_Cdr_Wright: XO/ENG: I have this crazy idea, but I'm not sure it's going to be feasible.
(22:06:41) CaptHarper: :: assuages her own worry, knowing that none of the colonists have even been seriously injured by these creatures ::
(22:06:41) MED_Ens_Acacia: ACTION> The medical team materializes meters from a large grey tent. Beneath the tent are enough exam beds for everyone present. There is a colonist working intake, consent forms, and other paperwork.
(22:07:33) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: CSO: Hello. My name is Ilaihr. Its very good to meet you.
(22:07:47) MED_Ens_Acacia: Doctor Mathers> :: approaches the group, offering a hand to Tailor :: CMO: Afternoon, Doctor Tailor, I presume?
(22:07:58) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks from Wright to Ilaihr as they walk ::
(22:08:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: *XO* Aye, Commander. :: nods to Gray :: TAC2: You're with me.
(22:08:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC: You have Tactical. Keep working on those calculations.
(22:08:49) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: heads to the Turbolift.
(22:08:52) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: laughs, then stops and looks at him more closely :: ENG: Are you all right, my friend? I'm never sure when you're joking...
(22:09:14) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: ::Smirks, as he trots alongside Kuari and Wright.::
(22:09:31) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: nods briefly before returning to her calculations. She's reached the point where she may have an option or two for future use, depending on if she can ascertain this one variable or not... ::
(22:09:39) TAC2_2Lt_Grey: :: stands and follows after Wolfe quickly ::
(22:09:49) CaptHarper: :: gives Wolfe a look as he crosses the bridge ::
(22:10:05) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: @::shakes Mathers' hand:: Mathers: It's a pleasure to meet you. Yes, I am Doctor Tailor, and this is Doctor Acacia, along with the rest of our team...
(22:11:12) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: CSO: Oh, you worry too much, my dear.
(22:11:35) MED_Ens_Acacia: Doctor Mathers> CMO: The pleasure's all mine. I'm Doctor Mathers, one of the few physicians who lives here. We're fairly confident everyone is in good health, but we're always happy to help with science.
(22:11:44) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: laughs again then, sounding relieved :: ENG: Oh, good. ...What was I saying?
(22:12:18) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: CSO: Crazy unfeasible plan, I believe.
(22:12:49) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: enters the transporter room with Wright and Ilaihr ::
(22:13:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: rides the Turbolift with Gray for the few moments it takes to get to the Transporter Room. He quickly leads down the corridor and turns the corner to see Kuari, Wright, and Ilaihr entering just ahead. ::
(22:13:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: RIGHT. ENG/XO: Well, if the colony is at the edge of the breeding grounds and they're attacking due to proximity... what if we set up holo-emitters to make it look like the colony isn't there and force fields to cordon off the wildlife area?
(22:13:53) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: @ Mathers: Wonderful. We'll go ahead and get everything set up, and then we can get started.
(22:15:14) MED_Ens_Acacia: @ :: types something in her PADD brielfly as the two introduce themselves :: All: Okay, so everyone's going to take a bed. We'll be taking blood, saliva, and nasal mucus samples, their form will say which procedures they consent to, and one or two is fine as well. And, of course, a standard physical exam. :: she smiles :: All: And thank you all for your assistance.
(22:15:58) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: plots Wright's plan in her head, syncing the information with the layout she saw on her console, and steps up onto the transporter pad :: CSO: And to keep them from approaching? Emit a holographic rock face, maybe?
(22:16:42) CSO_Cdr_Wright: XO: Yes, that's an excellent idea! I was thinking they'd just hit the force field and bounce off, but the rock face would be less... disconcerting, perhaps.
(22:16:45) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: Self: Hmmm. CSO: That could potentially work. But we will need tough study how these animals traverse and sense the planet. It may be more than simple sight driving them.
(22:17:22) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: You're right about that. :: cups her chin in thought ::
(22:17:35) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: notes the arrival of Wolfe and Grey ::
(22:18:13) CaptHarper: TAC: Commander T'Lira, how are the calculations progressing for the phaser excavations?
(22:19:44) MED_Ens_Acacia: @ :: The medical staff divide themselves under the tent, aside from one nurse who helps the colonists organize and direct the patients waiting in line. The colonists seem mostly in good health, but of course there were a few hypochondriacs mixed into the bunch. ::
(22:20:15) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: looks over the data :: CO: They are progressing efficiently, Captain.
(22:20:34) CaptHarper: TAC: How long, do you think, before we can begin?
(22:21:09) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: @ ::gets busy directing various doctors and nurses to their respective stations, and begins working with the first patient::
(22:22:07) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: ::Steps up onto the pad.:: CSO: And, I would very much like to get close to one.
(22:22:11) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: runs over a quick estimate :: CO: I would say no more than approximately ten to fifteen minutes, Captain.
(22:23:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: chuckles :: ENG: Of course you would.
(22:24:11) CaptHarper: TAC: Ah, excellent, thank you.
(22:24:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: steps onto the Transporter pad with Gray close behind. ::
(22:24:39) XO_Cdr_Kuari: TR Chief: Set the coordinates sent from the Bridge, and energize when ready.
(22:25:07) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: CSO: There is often much more to the mind of an animal than meets the eye. The whales of your world, for instance...
(22:25:41) TAC2_2Lt_Grey: :: Stands at Wolfe's side, expression blank, as she remains silent. ::
(22:25:54) MED_Ens_Acacia: @ :: Takes a moment between patients to stack the sample boxes carefully so they don't fall ::
(22:26:23) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: That's true. It's difficult to gauge neural activity in creatures from an orbital scan.
(22:26:32) CaptHarper: ACTION> The away team rematerializes at the permiter of the colony. It is a mountainous paradise, surrounded by lush rainforest.
(22:27:14) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: @ Patient: Ok, say aaaaaaah. ::takes a swipe of the inside of the first patient's cheek with a long qtip thingy::
(22:28:04) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: peers around, searching for any signs of danger to the Away Team. ::
(22:28:05) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: @::Breathes in the air.:: Self: Ahhhh, a cloud forest. Takes a few steps around to get his bearings.::
(22:29:02) TAC2_2Lt_Grey: :: keeps a hand on her phaser, glancing through the surroundings for any sense of danger ::
(22:29:36) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: feeding updated orbital data to tactical, plotting adjustments that can keep them above the colony longer without having to go high enough to be geostationary ::
(22:29:41) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: @::His eyes got milky, a he reaches his hand out; feeling the forest. He kneels down, touching the undergrowth, and sniffing at the aromas around them.::
(22:29:42) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: pulls out her tricorder, mostly from habit ::
(22:30:13) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: perks up, the environment exciting her, and gets their bearings. As soon as she realizes which way is which according to scans, she starts down the path into the settlement ::
(22:30:57) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: continues scanning the area, though nothing has piqued his interest as of yet. As Kuari leads, he prepares to follow. ::
(22:31:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: follows Kuari, looking down at her tricorder ::
(22:32:25) TAC2_2Lt_Grey: @ :: follows Wolfe and the Away team, scanning the area for any sign of danger to the away team ::
(22:34:23) CaptHarper: :: settles into reading a PADD, to keep her mind from wandering, unsure why these bears unsettle her more than other places she's sent away teams to ::
(22:34:28) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: @::Realises the team are more ahead, standing back up, and following behind. Sensing the area around them as they go.::
(22:34:54) MED_Ens_Acacia: @ :: gives one of her patients a hypospray, making a note in her PADD. She tries not to seem excited. ::
(22:35:30) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: @::proceeds through the exams, acquiring the requisite samples and not envying the patients the swabs up the nose...::
(22:35:32) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: as they approach the buildings, looks at Wright :: CSO: Any scans show signs of ursine encroachment?
(22:38:32) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: XO: I sense numerous lifeforms around us... ::Has a blissful look on his face.::
(22:39:33) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: glances at Ilaihr :: ENG: My ears do, too. Any of them ursine?
(22:41:50) ENG_LtCmdr_Ilaihr: @::Runs his hand down the bark of a tree, as he concentrates.:: XO: Difficult to tell. But there are many more large animals around us than are apparent. I would assume some of them are Ursine. At least some apex predator.
(22:42:33) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: continues scanning in every direction, his eyes moving across every nook and cranny in every direction. ::
(22:43:03) TAC2_2Lt_Grey: @ :: keeps a sharp eye out on both team and environments, taking in everything ::
(22:43:05) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ XO: It's hard to tell... it doesn't appear that there are any active at the moment, but it seems to be naptime for the creatures. Their scans show them mostly in small clusters with what I think is a relaxed pulse.
(22:44:10) MED_Ens_Acacia: @ :: seems very much in her element, making small talk with her patients and collecting plenty of samples. ::
(22:44:39) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: thinks to herself for a moment, then continues onwards into the camp :: All right. We may be staying the night in order to observe them properly. For now, let's find someone in charge.
(22:44:58) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: finishes his calculations and takes the chance to look at the planet on the viewscreen for a few long moments, enjoying the view ::
(22:45:51) CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
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