Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Jan 23 20:59:29 2019 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:20:25) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:26) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:27) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:52) CaptHarper: :: on the bridge reading a PADD, trying to keep her mind off the giant bears ::
(21:22:05) MED_LtJG_Acacia: @ :: walking from the beam site back to the tent, typing on a PADD. She's coordinating transports of sample cases back to the medical research lab as the last of the volunteers filter through ::
(21:22:17) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: walking along with the away team, watching all directions, swinging his phaser with his field of view. ::
(21:22:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: attempting to mentally calculate probable sleep/wake cycles as she follows along with the group headed to the colony, mostly glued to her tricorder ::
(21:23:18) TAC2_2LT_Grey: @ :: stays close to her CO, phaser loosely held in her hands ::
(21:25:14) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: leads the away team towards the camp ::
(21:25:47) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @ ::Plods along behind the others, silently observing the environment around them.::
(21:27:06) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: whistling while at his console working on calculations for the phaser excavations :
(21:28:04) CaptHarper: :: hears the whistling, looks back to find Razyn ::
(21:29:04) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: feels like he is being looked up and jerks head around, only to see Harper. he nods, and continues to whistle ::
(21:30:48) CaptHarper: :: puts her PADD down, gets up, and goes to look over his shoulder :: ENG2: Excavation preparations, Ensign?
(21:34:06) CaptHarper: ACTION> There's a rustle in the rainforest off to the away team's right.
(21:34:54) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: has his phaser trained on the rustle within a second ::
(21:35:01) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: stops, facing the sound, listening and smelling to determine the source ::
(21:35:20) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: CO: Th-th-they're getting-getting there, C-C-Cap.
(21:35:35) TAC2_2LT_Grey: @ :: her phaser is also trained on the rustle, eyes narrowed briefly in focus ::
(21:37:52) CaptHarper: :: looks at the plan with interest and thinks a moment ::
(21:38:54) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: appears in the lab, grinning as she looks at the stacks of boxes. She starts helping the crewmen haul them into the sample storage room. ::
(21:39:13) CaptHarper: :: then shakes her head, dismissing the idea :: ENG2: Keep it up, then, and let me know when you are ready to proceed. :: smiles ::
(21:39:46) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: in a quiet but serious voice :: All: There's a lifeform. It appears to be a large avian creature, just landing up in the trees.
(21:40:27) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: silently mouths a curse word to himself, before nodding at Harper :: CO: Aye.
(21:40:48) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Hones his senses on the source of the rustle, barely registering any sort of concern.::
(21:42:16) CaptHarper: :: heads back to her chair, wondering when she started thinking she had any expertise to offer on a civil engineering project ::
(21:42:44) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: calms somewhat, as the reports didn't include large avian attacks, then continues walking :: CSO: Keep watch on it.
(21:43:03) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::arrives back on Atlantis in blue sparklies after wrapping up the last bit of medical business down on the surface::
(21:44:05) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: nods :: XO: Aye.
(21:45:39) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: dusts her hands off, showing a nurse how to start processing the samples while she heads for the bridge, intent to use some of the planetary scanners for a last bit of data-gathering ::
(21:47:44) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ ENG: Have you ... sensed any of the bears yet?
(21:48:44) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @ ::Continues plodding along, taking the odd moment as they go to stop; smell the air, rub his had across a tree, picking up a handful of earth and plant detritus, and tossing it to the air; seeming to analyse how it fluttered and fell in the breeze.::
(21:48:47) CaptHarper: :: reminds herself that she does have knowledge on phaser yields, and sends a suggestion on phaser modulations for efficiency's sake to Razyn's console, with the tag that it *is* just a suggestion ::
(21:49:47) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: arrives on the bridge. Noting it's quiet she offers a nod to the Captain, and to Razyn, heading to her usual console to pull some climate data and such. ::
(21:51:01) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: at the helm, having finished the initial orbital geometry calculations for the excavations ::
(21:51:17) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Kneels down, opening up the undergrowth, wofting his hand and sniffing at any aromas.:: CSO: They are very near.
(21:51:21) CaptHarper: :: returns Acacia's nod with a smile :: MED: Welcome back, lieutenant.
(21:51:23) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: stops whistling a moment and looks over the captain's suggestion, and nods to himself, continuing to work ::
(21:52:00) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::steps through the bridge doors after grabbing a warm drink from the officer's lounge, and takes her station::
(21:52:42) CaptHarper: CMO: And welcome back to you too, doctor.
(21:52:54) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: smiles warmly, returning the smile :: CO: Thank you, Captain. It was a very successful mission.
(21:53:14) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: Thank you Captain.
(21:54:17) CaptHarper: MED/CMO: Indeed? So the colonists were willing to help, and I hope, healthy?
(21:54:37) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Carries on, trotting behind the away team.::
(21:56:21) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: bobs her head, beaming widely at the interest in her study :: CO: Oh yes! Well, the standard few undiagnosed minor illnesses, but all normal numbers. I'm pretty excited about the few diseases we found, like an undocumented strain of flu. :: she taps at her console :: CO: And the colonists were very generous.
(21:57:05) CaptHarper: ACTION> Another rustle can be heard, but immediately after it, a hulking ursine creature bursts forth behind the away team! It carries itself more like a gorilla, but is clearly ursine in nature, with white fur and sharp teeth and claws. It roars at Ilaihr!
(21:57:37) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: finishes his final imput and looks up :: CO: C-C-C-Cap do you-you want t-t-t-t-t-to take a llllll-look?
(21:58:13) TAC2_2LT_Grey: @ :: Curses audibly and whirls around, sprinting forwards to physically body-push Ilaihr out of the way, phaser aimed at the creature and pressing the trigger ::
(21:58:19) CaptHarper: MED: Wonderful news, then. I am glad it went so well. :: makes her way over to the engineering console :: ENG2: What do you have for me, Ensign?
(21:58:23) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: whirls around, looking up at the huge ursine beast ::
(21:58:42) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: swings around at the noise and motion, then bolts to close the distance between himself and Ilaihr, which thankfully is not terribly far. ::
(21:59:09) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: gasps in shock and looks from it down to her tricorder and back in dismay :: Bear: How did I not see you before now?!
(21:59:50) CaptHarper: Bear> :: recoils at the phaser shot, but then roars again in anger ::
(22:00:02) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ CSO: Lexy, behind me!
(22:00:14) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Raises his hand to the away team, standing very still; staring at the beast from under his hood.:: Bear: Shhhhhh. ::Waving his hands in the air.::
(22:00:26) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: roars back at the bear, turning up the intensity on his phaser for when it starts closing the distance again ::
(22:00:54) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: leans back in the helm's chair and stretches ::
(22:00:59) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: follows order, still sputtering a bit but zipping behind Kuari, reaching for her phaser ::
(22:01:27) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: All: So what's the away team doing down there again?
(22:01:28) TAC2_2LT_Grey: @ :: takes aim again, intensity dialing up on her phaser, and preparing to take aim again. ::
(22:01:34) CaptHarper: Bear> :: looks quizzically at the Andorian ::
(22:02:23) CaptHarper: :: quietly :: CMO: Attempting to deal with a "bear" problem.
(22:02:32) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: stretches out her wings to protect Wright, watching Wolfe, Grey and...Ilaihr? ::
(22:02:33) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: makes a fist with his left hand, as he is the closest to the action... between Gray and Ilaihr, notably... and waits to see what happens next.
(22:03:03) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Whispers incoherently at the bear. Still using slow but fluid movements of his hands guiding the creature's attention, inching closer to it.::
(22:03:37) CaptHarper: Bear> :: chuffs questioningly, but does not move to attack, although it sniffs at its own singed fur ::
(22:03:51) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: looking down at her tricorder, fussing with the scan settings to try to find any more bears that may be sneaking closer, not knowing whether they hunt in packs ::
(22:05:09) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: A bear problem?
(22:06:18) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @Bear: Shhhh. ::Reaches out slowly, his palm flat, before gently rubbing the animals snout, still whispering to it.:: Yam wash, cen tijal vebre. Sssssall, mooon, vei. Shhhhh.
(22:06:28) CaptHarper: :: tries to disguise her concern :: CMO: Yes. Attacks on the colony that they've been able to repel, but would like to not have to do so.
(22:06:46) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::dials up the lifesigns of the away team to check on how they're doing::
(22:06:49) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: slides aside to allow Harper to look at his console :: CO: It-it-it should b-b-be-be-be quick n' eeeeee-easy work. Just gotta-gotta-gotta-gotta- :: he pauses to stop his stutter:: CO: Gotta make ssssure they d-d-don't go too far p-p-past this point-point. :: grins and spins in his chair ::
(22:07:03) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @Bear: Show me the land.
(22:07:11) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: Why not just beam the bears away from the settlement?
(22:08:33) CaptHarper: :: looks over the console with great interest :: CMO: It is an option, but we would prefer to avoid too much disruption to the ecosystem. Removing the apex predator could cause unknown side-effects.
(22:09:05) CaptHarper: Bear> :: starts to lumber away into the rainforest, then pauses, looking back at Ilaihr ::
(22:09:34) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: looks from her tricorder to the bear to Ilaihr, confused ::
(22:10:12) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::nods:: CO: Any idea what's been causing the attacks?
(22:10:37) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Nods, before following behind the bear, without a word. The sound of his cane gently thudding the ground, as he went.::
(22:10:38) CaptHarper: CMO: Not yet, but that is the away team's mission.
(22:10:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: draws in her wings and straightens, looking amazed at Ilaihr :: Wolfe, Grey, stand down. Let Ilaihr lead, but...be read if the bear turns on him.
(22:11:30) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: Ah, I see. I've been too busy with the study to read the mission report...
(22:11:58) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: lowers his phaser's intensity slightly and lowers its attitude to be into the ground... but there's no way he's swinging it back to his back.
(22:12:02) CaptHarper: CMO: Understandable! Be ready in sickbay, in case there are... :: frowns :: complications.
(22:12:09) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ XO: Aye.
(22:12:53) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: Don't worry. We're alway prepped for casualties, ma'am. We'll be ready.
(22:13:05) TAC2_2LT_Grey: @ XO: Yes ma'am. :: lowers her phaser slightly, but keeps it at hip height, ready for any more issues ::
(22:13:14) CaptHarper: CMO: Thank you, doctor. :: still worried, but goes back over the data on the engineering console, visualizations and all ::
(22:13:19) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::continues monitoring the away teams lifesigns::
(22:14:18) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: allows Grey and Wolfe to precede her and Wright, giving her some space from the bear to quietly speak :: *CO* Away Team to Atlantis.
(22:14:35) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Makes clacking noises with his tongue, at a steady pace, making sure the bear knows his exact position as they venture forth.::
(22:14:52) CaptHarper: *XO* Go ahead, Commander! :: anxious for news ::
(22:15:46) CaptHarper: Bear> :: leading the way through the jungle, with the occasional glance back at Ilaihr ::
(22:17:36) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Trekking through the jungle like this is making him really show his age. Pauses for a second to catch his breath.:: Bear: I may require your assistance my friend.
(22:17:48) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ *CO* Captain...Ilaihr has...calmed one of the ursine creatures that ambushed us on the trail towards the camp. He asked the bear to... "show him the land." The bear is leading us...somewhere. No one is hurt.
(22:17:54) CaptHarper: Bear> :: cocks its head sideways at Ilaihr with an interrogatory grunt ::
(22:18:08) CaptHarper: :: blinks a few times, somewhat incredulously ::
(22:18:17) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: pauses her typing on her console, looking up as Kuari reports in. She raises an eyebrow. ::
(22:19:05) CaptHarper: *XO* Alright, I think I understand. Proceed with extreme caution, Number One.
(22:19:27) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @ Bear: I have seen many cycles. ::Catches up with the animal, running his hand through it's fur, rubbing it's back.:: If you are amenable. It would be quite the display of vitality.
(22:20:25) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ *CO* As cautious as we can be...with a bear, aye. Kuari out.
(22:20:30) CaptHarper: Bear> :: lowers itself next to Ilaihr ::
(22:20:50) CaptHarper: :: wonders if all captains have to deal with stuff this weird ::
(22:21:08) TAC2_2LT_Grey: @ :: blinks incredously, glancing to Wolfe with questions in her eyes ::
(22:22:06) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Bows his head to the creature in respect, before mounting it like a mighty steed.:: Bear: Thank you. ::Rubs the bear's head.:: Onward, friend.
(22:22:16) CaptHarper: :: is at least relieved to hear that they are all unhurt, and continues her review of the excavation plan ::
(22:22:28) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: just watches. ::
(22:22:32) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: watches Ilaihr with wide eyes, then beams with a broad smile ::
(22:22:38) CaptHarper: Bear> :: raises back and up and lumbers onward, faster now since it does not have to turn back to see if Ilaihr is watching ::
(22:22:48) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: uses her tricorder to snap holopics of Ilaihr riding the bear ::
(22:24:47) CaptHarper: :: turns to Razyn and smiles :: ENG2: This looks good, Ensign! How soon can we proceed?
(22:24:56) TAC2_2LT_Grey: @ :: watches with a disbelieving gaze. :: Self: Holy... shit.
(22:25:12) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: trots now to keep up :: CSO/CTO/TAC2: Keep your distance, but don't let them out of your sight. Ilaihr has befriended the bear, but it doesn't mean we are friends.
(22:25:15) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Hums an almost celtic ballad, as the bear carries him to its destination.::
(22:25:46) CaptHarper: Bear> :: eventually arrives at a large cave entrance ::
(22:26:04) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: keeps up a steady ground-eating trot behind Kuari ::
(22:26:23) TAC2_2LT_Grey: @ :: nods sharply, breaking into a ground-covering trot to remain in pace with Wolfe ::
(22:26:30) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: follows at a comfortable distance, but keeps pace with the bear ::
(22:26:45) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Pats the beast on the shoulder, as he carefully dismounts.:: Bear: This is where the other's are?
(22:26:47) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: CO: Uhhhhh, how-how-however soon you w-w-w-want.
(22:29:07) CaptHarper: ENG2: Wonderful! We will have to coordinate with the colony to ensure no one is in the area first.
(22:29:31) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Focuses his senses beyond the cave entrance.:: Bear: Or is this where the threat lays?
(22:31:16) CaptHarper: Bear> :: grunts quietly ::
(22:31:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: comes to a stop at a respectable distance, telling herself if the bear desides to eat Ilaihr, there's nothing she can do about it at this point ::
(22:32:41) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: also comes to a stop, staring down at her tricorder, not able to peer into the cave with scans ::
(22:33:47) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ XO: I can't see anything there, Commander. I can't even tell there's a cave, even though we can clearly see one. There must be something in the rock that interferes with our scans.
(22:34:38) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @Bear: I understand.
(22:34:58) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: CO: Aye-aye Captain. :: perks up and grins and his- situationally- perfect stutter ::
(22:35:06) CaptHarper: Bear> :: grunts and lowers itself again ::
(22:35:16) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @~Away Team~: There are many many more within.
(22:35:41) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @Bear: Are you certain?
(22:35:46) TAC2_2LT_Grey: @ ENG: More of what? Bears or... something else?
(22:36:24) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: hears Ilaihr's voice in her head :: Self: I never quite get used to that... :: scans the rock, trying to determine composition ::
(22:36:31) CaptHarper: Bear> :: grunts in a seemingly-affirmative fashion ::
(22:37:57) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Nods, sitting back a top the bear.:: Bear: Thank you, again.
(22:38:31) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: stands watching and listening :: *CO* Away Team to Atlantis. The bear has stopped at a cave. Ilaihr has told us there are many more within. See what Atlantis can do with a deeper scan of this location.
(22:39:16) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @Bear: Am I to assume the other's would be in danger if they were to come with us?
(22:40:11) CaptHarper: Bear> :: grunts in a definitely-affirmative fashion ::
(22:40:55) CaptHarper: :: darts over to the Ops console and takes over from a befuddled ensign :: *XO* Harper here. I am scanning your location.
(22:41:30) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Turns to the away team, raising his hand, palm flat.:: ~AT~: I am afraid you can venture no further.
(22:41:51) CaptHarper: :: frowns :: *XO* Scans will not penetrate the ground at your location.
(22:41:53) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ :: nods to Ilaihr ::
(22:42:08) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: narrows his eyes but complies ::
(22:42:20) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ :: gives a sidelong worried look to Ilaihr for a moment ::
(22:42:37) TAC2_2LT_Grey: @ :: shifts slightly on her feet, expression darkening but obeying.::
(22:42:53) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::His projected voice is deeper than his speaking voice, echoing and harmonising with itself.::
(22:42:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ XO: Commander, my scans of the rock are showing an unidentified compound in the rock that seems to be blocking scans.
(22:43:27) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ XO: This may be useful information for the mining operation.
(22:43:30) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @ ~AT~: I will be fine.
(22:43:45) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @Bear: After you, friend.
(22:44:08) CaptHarper: Bear> :: lumbers into the great mouth of the cave, and disappears into the darkness along with Ilaihr ::
(22:45:23) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ All: If we try to enter, we will only be met with what the colony's people have. We can't hope to connect with them the way Ilaihr has. He is the only one who can do this. He knows the risks.
(22:45:46) XO_Cdr_Kuari: @ CSO: We can send a probe in later.
(22:47:18) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::Finds himself fascinated by the structure of the cave.::
(22:50:16) CSO_Cdr_Wright: @ *CO* Away team to Atlantis. My scans show there is an unidentified mineral in the rock that's blocking our scans. It's keeping us from seeing into the caves, and may cause problems with the mining operation as well.
(22:50:31) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: @::More ursines enter his sensory range.:: Self: Oh my.
(22:50:46) CaptHarper: *CSO* It is blocking my scans from here as well, Commander. Gather a sample if you can.
(22:50:58) TAC2_2LT_Grey: @ :: sinks down to a crouch, tucking her phaser into her belt, but kept a strong gaze on the cave entrance ::
(22:50:58) CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:50:59) CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:50:59) CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM