Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Jan 2 21:00:19 2019 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:25:01) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:25:02) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:25:03) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:26:30) CaptHarper: :: standing around with the party, taking in the view that she remembers like it was yesterday ::
(21:27:16) CaptHarper: :: of course, this time, she doesn't have to see it through a helmet's visor ::
(21:27:34) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is on duty even though he's off duty. ::
(21:29:02) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: looks around, taking in the sights. She muses :: CO: This is really cool. So what are we looking for?
(21:29:44) CaptHarper: ACTION> A pterosaur of some sort screeches and passes directly above.
(21:30:48) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: sniffs at the primordial lake on all fours, looking around at the vegetation with keen interest. She didn't get to visit this planet herself, but this is the next best thing and she plans to take advantage of the simulated sights and smells around her ::
(21:31:34) CaptHarper: :: looks around, feigning indecision :: MED: Hmmm, I do not know... perhaps a place to say, make camp for the night? With good visibility?
(21:32:51) CaptHarper: MED: We would not want any dinosaurs sneaking up on us, you know. :: grins ::
(21:33:39) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: looks around, *almost* grinning excitedly ::
(21:33:41) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: laughs quietly, looking around for higher ground, or cover, or a cave..::
(21:35:15) CaptHarper: ACTION> The forested slope continues upward toward a rocky rim, getting rougher along the way, but with scrutiny, some paths can be seen.
(21:35:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks around a moment and studies the landscape. :: All: We should go that way. :: points west toward the forested slope.
(21:36:32) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: looks up at the slope, and immediately begins making her way up ::
(21:37:30) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: frowns slightly before moving past the group and scrambling her way up the slope, ignoring the paths. ::
(21:37:49) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: raises an eyebrow, smirks to herself and follows along, checking out the rocky ridge ::
(21:38:28) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: distracted by Wolfe's suggestion, looks to where he's pointing, then around at everyone else :: All: Seems good to me.
(21:39:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: shrugs :: All: It seems as good of a direction as any.
(21:42:34) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: joins in the climbing of the slope, but carefully finding his way up much easier steps than either Grey or Jude. ::
(21:42:54) CaptHarper: ACTION> As the party leaves the lake, a large theropod with great teeth appears across a bit of water from us, and sniffs the air for prey.
(21:43:24) CaptHarper: :: smiles knowingly and follows along, hands in the pockets of her cargo shorts as she walks ::
(21:43:51) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: as she makes a step up the increasingly rocky slope, the ground crumbles slightly and she pauses to gather herself :: Self: Damn. :: she looks around for an easier way up, and continues ::
(21:45:13) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: follows after Wolfe, then looks back and freezes, spotting the theropod ::
(21:45:41) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: steps aside as others decide to climb the rocks, peering up at them curiously to see if they find anything ::
(21:46:00) CaptHarper: ACTION> A pack of raptor-like dinosaurs darts through the forest nearby.
(21:46:35) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: spots the movement out of the corner of her eye and turns sharply towards it ::
(21:46:45) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: startles at the sight, edging closer to the rest of the party ::
(21:47:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: glances at the raptors, knowing that they're only holographic, but playing along anyway ::
(21:47:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: casually swings his phaser rifle on its strap into position and keeps walking. ::
(21:48:20) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: catches the movement before slipping onto a rock/tree combination to watch the raptors darting through the trees, turning back to join the others. While others went at the easier slope, she was still moving from rock to tree to rock again, avoiding the paths ::
(21:48:26) CaptHarper: :: sticks to the subtle path, but watches the rock-climbers with interest ::
(21:49:08) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: is drawn from carnivore to carnivore, noting that none have shown interest in them yet, and grins slightly as she assures herself that this is a simulation :: CO: You didn't waste any time with the excitement.
(21:49:23) CaptHarper: ACTION> The rock-climbers find nothing different, since the rock walls are really just shortcuts, albeit fun ones.
(21:50:01) CaptHarper: :: grins at Kuari :: XO: Well, I have to keep it interesting!
(21:50:42) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: works her way back down, and stops in front of a tree, and climbs her way up to the top of the tree, trying to see if she can see anything resembling shelter ::
(21:51:16) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: shrugs, heading on down the path ::
(21:52:35) CaptHarper: ACTION> A large sauropod plods nearby, seemingly unaware of the party white munching on trees.
(21:56:23) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is toward the front of the pack and adjusts to follow the path before him, all the while scanning around the group to ensure their safety ::
(21:56:26) CaptHarper: ACTION> The raptors notice the sauropod.
(21:57:18) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: hurries to catch up with her commanding officer, keeping her phaser close at hand ::
(21:57:51) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: notices the movement of the raptors as she climbs down, and pauses to watch ::
(21:58:15) CaptHarper: :: watches the situation unfold, wondering what the party will do ::
(21:58:37) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: plods along behind Wolfe, looking around at the trees and smiling to herself ::
(21:59:08) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: following along with the others, and picks a fruit off a tree as he passes it ::
(21:59:41) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: still following closely behind Wolfe, keeps watch on the dinosaurs around her. She notices the raptors eyeing the sauropod :: All: Keep moving.
(21:59:42) CaptHarper: ACTION> The raptors split up, moving to try to flank the hapless herbivore.
(22:01:13) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Kuari: No, hold on. We should stop. I want to make sure we can protect the crew. :: holds up his fist and speaks quietly :: All: Hold up, everyone. :: keeps his phaser at the ready in case one of the raptors decides to get too close. ::
(22:02:08) CaptHarper: :: stops at the orders of the suddenly-commanding Wolfe ::
(22:02:12) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: stops at Wolfe's suggestion and nods, crouching down so that the large primordial leaves cover her head and peers out from beneath them ::
(22:02:49) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: turns her head away from the group of raptors and shuts her eyes :: Self: Don't.
(22:03:18) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: stops, blinking. She raises an eyebrow and looks at the dinosaurs, seeming more amused than bothered ::
(22:03:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: takes his fist that's in the air and waves his hand at the ground to indicate those who see it should crouch, and then crouches to just off his own knees ::
(22:04:27) CaptHarper: ACTION> The raptors close in on the sauropod from all sides.
(22:05:13) CaptHarper: :: crouches, fingertips on the soft ground ::
(22:05:18) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: drops to her knees next to Wolfe, peering at the raptors and the sauropod; she had an idea of what was coming ::
(22:05:58) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: crouches reflexively, looking ready to run ::
(22:06:27) CaptHarper: ACTION> The sauropod starts, sensing danger, looking around warily.
(22:06:33) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches and listens closely to the raptors, watching for any sign at all that they've noticed the non-reptilian beings nearby. He whispers relaxedly :: Grey: Watch closely. There's plenty of time to reacti if any of them comes our way, but if they do be ready.
(22:08:41) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Grey/Kuari: I don't think they have any reason to be interested in us. I just want to make sure we're ready.
(22:08:59) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: kept a watch on the raptors :: CTO: Yes sir.
(22:09:17) CaptHarper: ACTION> As the raptors circle, the sauropod raises a great crest on its back and neck, roars, and starts menacingly swinging its spike-encrusted tail.
(22:10:23) CaptHarper: :: just waits, crouching among the party, trying not to grin ::
(22:10:42) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches from her hiding spot ::
(22:10:50) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: hangs onto the tree with one hand as she fist pumps and whispers :: You go! :: to cheer on the sauropod ::
(22:11:58) CaptHarper: ACTION> As the raptors begin to dart in, the sauropod swings its great tail and connects its thagomizer with a raptor, sending it flying into the distance.
(22:12:39) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: flinches, then laughs :: Self: Woah!
(22:12:56) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Homerun!
(22:13:09) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: tracks the raptor's path through the air, then looks back, fascinated by the fight ::
(22:13:20) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: self: I guess that's a no.
(22:13:25) CaptHarper: ACTION> The raptors scatter, deterred for now.
(22:13:44) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: laughs, and slides down the tree, and makes her way back to the group ::
(22:14:28) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: holds his phaser a little closer, wondering if they'll want a more opportune prey now. He raises himself slightly, pretty sure that the raptors have to already be aware of the group ::
(22:14:47) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: gets a sinking feeling in her gut, even though she knows it's just a simulation :: CTO: Um...the raptors *might* look for easier prey now.
(22:15:04) CaptHarper: :: grins as she watches the raptor fly ::
(22:15:07) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: follows her commander's lead, every muscle prepared for defense of the group ::
(22:15:39) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: nods very slowly :: Anyonewithaphaser (quietly): Be ready.
(22:16:00) CaptHarper: :: unarmed, content that the Marines will defend her from holosaurs ::
(22:17:05) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: grips her phaser, which she figured might come in handy.. ::
(22:17:42) CaptHarper: ACTION> The herbivore, looking somewhat annoyed by the interruption to its meal, resumes muncing on a tree.
(22:18:04) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: as she gets closer to the group, she ducks down and slowly crawl/walks her way over, as she notices they are on alert ::
(22:19:21) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::steps out of the bush she'd been hiding in and slowly makes her way over to the group::
(22:19:24) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues watching the raptors ::
(22:19:40) CaptHarper: ACTION> A raptor seems to take interest in Jude, and deciding it can maybe get a consolation meal, begins closing on her.
(22:20:29) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: unholsters her phaser, looking to Wolfe ::
(22:20:33) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: takes interest in the raptor that has take interest in Jude. :: Grey: We might be getting into a tussle here.
(22:20:34) CaptHarper: :: watches the situation unfold ::
(22:20:54) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: spots the raptor and moves away from the group, taking aim at the dinosaur, finger slowly on the trigger ::
(22:20:56) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: hears footsteps behind her and she whips our her phaser and turns around onto her back ::
(22:21:24) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks from the raptors to the party and back ::
(22:21:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: begins closing on Jude and motions for Kuari and Grey to do the same... currently just a little faster than the raptor, but just one jump could change that in an instant ::
(22:22:26) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: moves in swiftly as Wolfe beckons ::
(22:22:28) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: she jumps up and continues to hold out her phaser ::
(22:22:29) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: Grey follows, moving around the other side without disturbing leaves, but keeping the same pace as Wolfe ::
(22:22:41) CaptHarper: :: wasn't sure who the raptor would choose, since she only programmed it to pick someone ::
(22:23:26) CaptHarper: Raptor> :: still out of Jude's sight behind a tree, moving around her flank ::
(22:24:31) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::unholsters her phaser as she notices the raptor, trying not to snap sticks as she slides up next to everyone else::
(22:24:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: runs increasingly faster, trying to close the gap faster than the raptor does. ::
(22:24:45) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: constantly looks around her, her finger hovering over the trigger ::
(22:25:28) CaptHarper: Raptor> :: decides there's no time like now, and leaps into the air to pounce on Jude! ::
(22:25:39) CaptHarper: :: still watching from the back of the party ::
(22:26:06) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: has her back turned towards the raptor, unaware it just pounced ::
(22:26:11) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sees that we won't be running fast enough now, so he raises his phaser rifle the rest of the way, stops, takes aim, and fires at the raptor in the zenith of its jump ::
(22:26:42) CaptHarper: ACTION> The raptor is hit by the phaser and, instead of pouncing Jude, just limply lands on her back.
(22:26:45) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: is alarmed as the raptor leaps, and finds herself poising her back legs to jump ::
(22:28:07) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sees that his shot connected, that the raptor is no longer a threat, and sprints the rest of the way to Jude who is lying under the raptor, now to clear it off of her ::
(22:29:00) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: falls over onto the ground and turns her head, noticing raptor arms :: Self: What the fuck?!
(22:29:01) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: runs after Wolfe, intending to help if needed ::
(22:29:13) CaptHarper: Raptor> :: ded ::
(22:29:56) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: nods, impressed at Wolfe's shot ::
(22:30:14) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: arrives and shoves the dinosaur off Jude's back. :: Jude: You okay? That was a hard landing.
(22:30:22) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: can't help but laugh slightly at the limp raptor, holstering her phaser as the marines take care of things. ::
(22:31:11) CaptHarper: ACTION> Another raptor darts into the clearing, heading for Wolfe!
(22:31:13) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks down at the raptor, making sure it doesn't move ::
(22:31:30) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: grunts as she attempts to stand up as Wolfe clears the raptor off. she brushed the dirt off the front of her and picks her phaser up :: CTO: Oh. Pttttth- I'm fine. Thanks for that.
(22:31:36) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: hears the rustle of the approaching raptor and looks up ::
(22:32:11) CaptHarper: Raptor> :: grins toothily and jumps at Wolfe ::
(22:32:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: hasn't noticed the raptor yet ::
(22:32:19) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: gasps and grabs for her weapon again, aiming to fire it at the raptor! ::
(22:32:32) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: curses audibly and takes a shot at the raptor ::
(22:32:47) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: sees the raptor behind her and whips her phaser up, noticing Grey and Acacia have already taken a shot ::
(22:33:42) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: reacts as the raptor leaps towards Wolfe and phaser fire misses, flapping hard and connecting with the raptor in mid air ::
(22:35:11) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: gets her jaws around the raptors head and sinks her teeth in, twisting hard as they fall to the ground ::
(22:35:26) CaptHarper: Raptor> :: has its hed bitten, ded ::
(22:36:00) CaptHarper: ACTION> The rest of the raptors flee, having been thoroughly beaten.
(22:36:00) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: blinks, keeping her phaser in her hand this time. She gets closer to the group, turning to watch the forest ::
(22:36:26) CaptHarper: :: cheers ::
(22:36:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: lands on her back with limp raptor on her and attempts to scramble out from under it :: Self: Ow. Any others coming?
(22:37:44) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks around and sees nothing. :: DXO: Looks like we're in the clear. Let's keep moving. :: offers his hand to help Jude up ::
(22:37:59) CaptHarper: :: approaches, beaming as she claps :: All: Nicely done!
(22:38:07) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::relaxes her stance, having been poised to shoot at the raptor, but everyone else got to it first::
(22:38:40) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: All: Let's get to the ridge line.
(22:38:56) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: grabs his hand and stands up ::
(22:39:03) CaptHarper: Herbivore> :: glances over and seems to nod appreciatively ::
(22:39:17) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: relaxes from her stance and keeps her phaser out for any further complications, turning on her heel and bounding off to start her climbing again ::
(22:39:24) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: can't help but realize that this is the second time she's bitten a head to save Wolfe and looks at him as she shakes off her wings :: CTO: That's two, now, Major.
(22:39:53) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: moves foward. :: XO: This one doesn't count. It's holographic.
(22:40:50) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: follows after :: CTO: It still would have clobbered you. It counts.
(22:41:09) CaptHarper: :: chuckles at the exchange between Kuari and Wolfe as she follows along ::
(22:41:31) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continuing to walk, thinks a moment :: XO: Fair enough. :: finally swings his phaser rifle to his back :: XO: You have some blood on your left top cainine.
(22:41:31) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: leans over to Acacia :: MED: Nice shot attempt, doctora.
(22:41:33) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: listens to the exchange between the two officers, continuing to bound ahead easily ::
(22:42:15) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: waves Navarro off dismissively, evidently annoyed by that comment. She follows behind the marines. ::
(22:42:26) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: puts her phaser away and decides to stay with the group this time ::
(22:42:32) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: would shrug if she wasn't using her shoulders to walk :: CTO: Eh.
(22:43:29) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: leads on the last few hundred meters up the incline to the ridge without incident. ::
(22:43:29) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: drifts away, rebuffed, and resumes taking in the scenery ::
(22:45:48) CaptHarper: ACTION> As the party crests the ridgeline, it is revealed to be the rim of a crater, containing a crystal-clear geothermally heated lake, steaming in the night air. A campsite is prepared on its shore, with a bonfire ready to be lit. A bar is set up, along with a dance floor, and several party games.
(22:46:40) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: almost gasps when she sees the scene over the ridge, pleased :: All: Wow, look at that!
(22:47:29) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: laughs out loud :: Self: A bar.. hah.
(22:47:29) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stoically leads the way down into the crater ::
(22:48:06) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: slides her way down, grinning as she passes Wolfe ::
(22:48:16) CaptHarper: All: I give you the location of your holiday party for 2398!
(22:48:45) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: doesn't do descents except on the wing, and takes to the air, but doesn't circle too far in front of the party out of respect ::
(22:50:52) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: snorts briefly in amusement ::
(22:51:02) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::grins as she sees the setup, which reminds her a little bit of last year's beach party::
(22:51:26) CaptHarper: All: We did not get to spend enough time here, and I think the setting deserves to go on, if only in our holodeck.
(22:51:37) BAR_Zaxiven: :: is busy shining the drinking paraphernalia when he sees the crew crest the ridge and begin making their way toward him. When they get close enough, e calls out :: All: Why, good evening, everyone! Welcome! I'm so glad you were able to find the place.
(22:52:09) CaptHarper: BAR: Thank you so much for getting it ready for us, Zaxiven!
(22:53:04) BAR_Zaxiven: CO: Why, of course, Captain! It will be a very special evening indeed! :: gives the creepy Denobulan smile ::
(22:53:24) CaptHarper: :: just adores Denobulan smiles, finding nothing creepy about them ::
(22:54:14) CaptHarper: All: After that journey, I understand if anyone needs time to freshen up before the party. Please, feel free, and I hope to see you all back soon!
(22:54:26) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: waits until the party arrives at the camp and dives almost soundlessly into the center of the water to wash off the replicated raptor blood in her mouth Harper so graciously wrote into the program. Unfortunately despite the steam rising off the surface, she failed to account for the heat of the water and rises to the top, spluttering :: All: Hot! Hot, hot!
(22:55:34) CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
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