Lost Harbor
Atlantis is out in unexplored-by-us space, pretending to be a freighter to attract the attentions of a pirate ship. It is the middle of the night…
You wake up alone on the tattered remains of a sleeping mat, wearing only what you had on in bed, next to the dying embers of a campfire with only one other person nearby. A forest surrounds the small clearing around your campfire, and the chill breeze of a late autumn morning bites through the dew-laden air, rusting the leaves of unfamiliar trees.
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After 06-Nov-2019 00:00:00
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:25:11
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:27:21
:: keeps sleeping ::
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 21:27:29
:: takes in a sharp breath as she awakens, looking around with wide eyes. She's wearing a red silk nightie, and feels a bit exposed. She hadn't been planning to be seen by anyone... she slowly sat up, looking around with a frown. ::
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:27:50
:: is first alerted to the fresh air, very unlike her quarters, and when it registers her eyes fly open. She's on her feet immediately, turning in a circle, alarmed ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:27:52
:: sleeping nude as is her custom, since her silken bathrobe is always within reach for any overnight emergency, she gets goosebumps from the chill breeze and instinctively reaches for a blanket, or for Lexy, but opens her eyes when she can't find either ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 21:28:02
:: is sleeping nearby, up in the trees in her uniform-print pajamas this time ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:28:53
:: sees Kuari and blinks a few times, then registers that something is definitely not right and sits up :: XO: What the hell?
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 21:28:55
:: sits up and looks around :: Self: This is quite irregular...
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 21:29:13
:: blinks, taking a moment and pinching herself. Yep, awake... and Grey is in a tree? She slowly pushes to her feet, calling up. :: TAC2: Riley?
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:30:30
::rolls over in her dream flopping an arm sideways before snorting herself awake as her hand contacts a patch of cold wet vegetation, coming fully conscious with a gasp:: Self: What the hell?
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:30:36
:: turns, spotting Harper, having looked right past her at the trees, and takes a few quick steps closer :: CO: Kate! Where are we?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 21:30:38
::Antennae twitch and he frowns, as he feels a change around him. He unfolds his arms, pulling his hands from the sleeves of his robe; before opening his eyes.::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 21:30:53
:: blinks eyes open, and squints, as she stares into the sky, confused :: What the fuck? :: sits up, pulling her grey tank top down, and looks around, seeing Tailor :: CMO: Where the everlasting hell are we?
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 21:30:53
:: a strangled curse and yelp sounded from Grey as she rolls out of the tree, blinking and focusing on Acacia :: MED: What?
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:30:55
:: thankfully wore clothes to bed tonight, though the thin cat-print pajama pants and long-sleeved crop top (with a cartoon cat on it) are doing little to protect her from the cold -- she shivers, still mostly asleep, and tries to cuddle up with Kate and maybe reclaim some of the blanket and comes more awake upon realization that Kate is not there ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:31:05
:: looks around for a few moments, mouth hanging open :: XO: I... was hoping you knew.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 21:31:32
Self: Fascinating.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:31:36
:: sits up on the mat with a start, looking at her surroundings :: Self: What... what the... :: pinches herself to see if she's dreaming ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:31:52
XO: We are... here, are we not? This is not a dream?
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 21:31:55
:: grimaces, offering a hand to help her up, trying to make sure she didn't hurt herself :: TAC2: If you're real, something weird is going on.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:32:13
:: lying on his back, opens his eyes, and sees the blue of the sky. That takes a moment to register, but certainly not long. Seemingly instantly, he is on his feet looking around. He's standing on a mat, next to a campfire, and on the other side of it is Wright, waking up ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:32:49
:: looks up at Wolfe, startled :: CTO: C...Colonel? :: covers her chest with her arms, this shirt is pretty thin ::
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:33:05
:: shakes her head, still looking around :: CO: Not a dream. Last thing I remember...I was asleep in my quarters.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:33:18
::sits up and looks around in a panic before her eyes contact on the nearest person, Jude:: SCI: I have no idea.. ::looks around, blinking as she shivers and tries to pull her pj's closer around her:: Self: Um.. Computer, Arch!
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 21:33:20
MED: Oh I'm absolutely real. We need to find the others before we start piecing the things together. :: looks around in the surroundings before taking Acacia's aid. :: MED: Wait a moment.
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:33:58
ACTION> Nothing happens to Tailor's request.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:34:07
:: looking around :: CSO: Commander. I don't have a clue where we are, or why we're here. :: looks around more ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:34:08
:: she stands, still looking around for threats :: XO: Yes, that is what I remember last as well. But this definitely does not feel like a dream. :: shivers a bit ::
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:34:18
SCI: Don't suppose there was a party last night that we both forgot about?
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:34:48
:: stands up, feeling weird with him looming over her like that ::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 21:35:02
:: stands up, and kicks a rock on the ground and flinches :: CMO: It doesn't feel like a holodeck to me. And I don't drink alcohol anymore, so there wouldn't be any reason for me to forget a party.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:35:30
::stands up and looks around:: Self: Computer, respond. SCI: Worth a shot...
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:35:37
:: begins looking around for kindling, thinking to rebuild the fire from the embers ::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 21:35:55
:: looks at the sky, studying the stars, then around at the surrounding area :: CMO: What survival skills do you have?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 21:35:58
::Looks around, ignoring Skovik's presence for a moment. He waves his hand, then clicks his fingers.:: Self: Most fascinating indeed.
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 21:36:01
:: checks that Grey's limbs are all still properly located, then lets her lead the way to walk into the woods. She tugs down on the hem of her nightgown, definitely not having planned for a hike. :: TAC2: Do you think this is a planet? A holodeck?
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:36:03
SCI: Well if this isn't a holodeck, what the hell is it?
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:36:10
Computer? :: is answered only by the breeze ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:36:13
:: after first seeing Wright still asleep a moment after he was on his feet, he hasn't really looked at her again, but past her. Now he looks her in the eye, noting that her top is... somewhat revealing. And then he gets back to searching the surroundings with his eyes ::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 21:36:26
CMO: A living nightmare, apparently.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:36:35
:: doesn't have a panic in his eye, but certainly a concern ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 21:36:38
ENG: I believe this reality.
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 21:36:43
:: stands up and looks around to try to find a tricorder. No luck, he looks to Ilaihr. :: CEO: I concur. What do you think is happening, Commander?
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:37:38
SCI: I can make a fire, identify various herbs, and we could purify water if we had a way to boil it. Or if I find an iodine substitute.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 21:37:45
ENG: Uncertain. A test perhaps. A higher level being toying with us. Or we could simply be on a holodeck, the result of an alien incursion.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:38:04
:: finds some moss and small sticks that look dry enough and starts carefully feeding them to the campfire, gently blowing on the embers to return them to life ::
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:38:05
:: turns and studies the dying remnants of the fire, then sniffs at the mat. If there was a scent to someone in it at one time, it's no longer there and merely smells of decay ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 21:38:11
MED: I'm not sure. Probably a planet since I have a nasty feeling it's not a holodeck. :: throws over her shoulder as they walk, pausing to look back at Acacia :: MED: What we're looking for is a water source. ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:38:18
ACTION> The embers do not respond to Wright's efforts.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:38:39
SCI: We should try to bank the coals in case we have to come back to it. It'll save on trying to restart the fire later.
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:38:43
:: kneels and places her hands next to the embers, finding it curious that they do not give off even a little warmth ::
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:39:11
CO: This camp is...old. I don't understand.
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 21:39:17
TAC2: Okay. :: she still follows behind, but she scans the landscape, looking at moss and tree patterns, looking for bent trees or slopes or other signs of water. She's not unfamiliar with the woods, at least earthlike ones. ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:39:31
:: CSO: So... I have no idea what is going on here. I wonder where everyone else is. Any ideas?
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:39:36
:: is confused, because she's sure she's doing it right, and doesn't want to look incompetent in front of Wolfe... but before long, she comes to a realization as well :: CTO: These "embers" are not hot.
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:40:00
:: looks at the tattered mat she woke up on, and then to the curiously cold embers :: XO: Yes, old would seem to be the right word, strange as it is.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:40:36
:: stops scanning, looks down, and then kneels across from Wright, staring into the fire. He moves his hand close, closer, closer... and finally touches an ember. :: CSO: Interesting.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 21:40:39
::Closes his eyes to focus his mind.:: ENG: Do you recall what you were doing prior to being here?
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 21:40:51
CMO: Well, it's cold. We need a heat source, and the fire is almost dead. That should be a priority. We also need water and better shelter.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 21:40:55
MED: Look for the brighter colors of the moss and larger trees. The larger the tree, the brighter the green of moss, the more likely we are to find water. :: kneels to feel the ferns underfoot, frowning slightly before thinking ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:41:25
:: blows on the embers and sees that they don't even brighten ::
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 21:41:49
:: smiles to herself, nodding attentively and letting Grey 'teach' her as much as she'd like. She points out an angle to the left, where the moss is greener and squishier. :: TAC2: Like that?
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:42:07
:: watches Harper, perplexed that the fire seems to not even respond :: CO: There's something wrong with that fire.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:42:32
SCI: We'll also need the fire for signalling, in case there's anyone else nearby. ::looks around for kindling and sticks to burn::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:42:47
:: trying not to look to closely at the Colonel in his state of mostly undress ::
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 21:42:59
CEO: I had finished my shift, eaten dinner, and gone to bed for the night. Then I woke up here.
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:43:17
:: picks up a strip of the mat and places it on the embers, and is dismayed to find that nothing happens :: XO: That is an understatement.
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:43:40
XO: Kuari, I do not know how, but we are now in a survival situation.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:43:53
:: has a moment of self-consciousness, looks down, and is relieved to find that he is wearing his stand-issue skivvies ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:44:11
:: looks up at the sky, searching for obvious directional markers - bright stars, moons, and so on ::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 21:44:24
:: nods :: CMO: I will attempt to find a more appropriate area for shelter. I wonder if there is a cave around here. That would be nice.
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:44:27
ACTION> Those paying attention to the embers see that they slowly fade out, and then decay even further.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 21:44:35
:: turns to where Acacia is pointing, grinning slightly. :: MED: Exactly. Now we just follow the brighter green and it should lead us to a water source :: begins to follow the green moss ::
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:44:47
:: meets Harper's eyes, finally nodding in sobering agreement, then looks back at the fire :: CO: The only clue we have is the strange nature of this fire.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 21:44:50
ENG: Hmmm ::Mumbles as he tries to sense for anyone beyond them.:: I myself was meditating. I do not remember entering any unusual areas of space.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:44:55
:: continues to try to diagnose the fire... the cold fire... :: CSO: This... fire... has fully gone out.
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 21:45:15
:: looks into the distance, surveying the geography of the land, looking for area where caves could be ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:45:35
CTO: Not good. We have some immediate needs we should address. Shelter, water, food.
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 21:45:54
:: trots along behind Grey as best she can keep up with having to watch her bare feet on the forest floor. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:46:02
:: tries to put on her serious scientist face in her skimpy cat pajamas ::
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:46:24
:: watches as the fire quickly dies in front of them. Even its smell disappears, and it's as if the fire has been burned out for much longer than it had been ::
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:46:57
::tries throwing kindling onto the fire to keep the embers going, blowing to get the fire to catch::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:47:03
:: stands and looks around, really wishing she had her robe :: XO: This fire may be broken, but another one may not be. :: recalling her survival training, and the extra as a pilot in case of being shot down :: We need heat, water, food, and shelter preferably by nightfall.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 21:47:18
:: stops to pull off her sleeping boots, offering them to Acacia :: MED: Here, try these. I can do barefoot much easier than wearing shoes.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:47:35
:: finally stands up :: CSO: Agreed. Let's get shelter going first, and then explore for water.
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:47:55
ACTION: Tailor's fire does not respond, cold and dark.
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 21:48:05
:: pauses slightly, but accepts the help graciously. She slips the boots on, and is able to keep up much better. :: TAC2: Thanks. I normally dress better for hikes.. :: she chuckles ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 21:48:29
Self: Hmmmmm. ::His eyes move behind his eyelids.:: ENG: I cannot sense anyone else. Strange... We will need to focus on our immediate needs then; before we ponder any deeper questions.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:48:31
SCI: Do you remember anything about how we got here, because I sure don't. ::blows at the fire some more in frustration:: SCI: It's not catching.
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:49:59
:: nods :: CO: We do. :: looks up at the sky :: Should...I fly up to get a better view? I don't know where we are and what lives around here, but it might be our best option.
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 21:50:05
CMO: Nope. I went to sleep, and woke up here. :: turns around and looks at the extinguished fire :: CMO: We can try a new fire at another location. I think I see a hollow rock formation that way. :: points down a valley ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:50:05
ACTION> All fires are now quite dead, and seem to have been for some time.
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 21:51:08
CEO: Do you have any idea where we might be?
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:51:35
:: considers the question :: XO: It is too risky, at least right now. We could give away our presence... if that is a concern.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:52:02
:: points to the sun through the trees :: CTO: We should keep tabs on which way we travel in relation to the sun. Geology indicates that we should aim to walk downhill; that's the direction water will flow. What's the last thing you remember?
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:52:37
:: nods, taking Harper's lead in this :: CO: It is risky, yes. There's enough we can do from the ground, but we should definitely stay together. :: begins looking around at the trees, trying to determine the best way to go ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 21:52:42
MED: Oh usually me too. :: grins at Acacia happily as they walk, taking the path that they were following, she stops slightly, cocking her head to the side to pick up the sounds nearby, catching a quiet ripple of water :: MED: Sounds like water's nearby.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:53:08
SCI: Sounds good, let's go. ::kneels and picks up the sleeping mat, rolling it up and tying it with a viney plant::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:53:34
ACTION> When Tailor picks up the sleeping mat, it falls into tatters.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:53:43
:: bends down and pokes at the sleeping mat, trying to determine if she could make some rudimentary shoes out of it ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:54:02
:: takes a deep breath in :: At least we know it's a Class M planet, since we're breathing. Downhill is good. Last thing I remember? ... Last thing I remember... I went to sleep.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:54:07
Self: So much for that.. I was hoping we could burn it at least.
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 21:54:11
:: sees Tailor's mat tatter :: What the. Fuck?
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 21:54:11
:: gets quiet and listens for a moment, nodding thoughtfully :: TAC2: I hear it too. If there's a river, that might be a good way to find one or two people, if there are others here. It.. wouldn't just be us, would it?
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:54:25
::picks up the remains anyway and wads them into a bundle::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:54:36
:: is dismayed when it falls into tatters :: CTO: .... what is this? First the fire... then this?
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 21:54:45
CMO: Well, if you see any reasonably sharp rocks on the way down, could you let me know?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 21:54:47
::Opens his eyes to the dying of the fire, looking up to the sky, breathing the air in deep, before looking back to the Vulcan.:: ENG: No.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:55:34
:: narrows his eyes, before bending down now to try his, with the same result. :: CSO: Hmm. :: walks over and punches a tree. ::
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 21:55:42
CEO: Indeed.
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:55:46
ACTION> Wolfe's hand hurts.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:55:51
SCI: Sure, I can do that. Weird. Nothing is reacting like it should. The embers, the mat.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 21:56:06
:: shakes her head :: MED: Probably so. Let's keep moving, try and find water before the sun gets too high in the sky. ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:56:07
CSO: Well, at least the trees don't fall apart. So there's that.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 21:56:15
ENG: I will need you to grab me a branch, my boy. Seems we have much to do, and an unknown by probably limited time to do it.
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 21:56:39
CMO: The items are reacting like a badly made holodeck program, but the surrounding aren't.
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 21:56:40
:: moves to pick up her own mat and sees it crumble in her hand :: XO: Water is first priority, since we are unlikely to find help here with the state of this camp.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:56:44
:: blinks at Wolfe, somewhat admiring his direct approach ::
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 21:57:31
:: glances up at the sun :: TAC2: We have to acknowledge the possibility we're in a simulation, and the water won't be real. Still.. I think it's the best way to head. :: she keeps scanning the landscape as she walks and talks ::
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 21:57:55
::picks her way carefully along the ground in her bare feet, at the same time looking for some kind of vegetation or bark that would work as shoes:: SCI: Huh.. good point. If the rocks crumble, you might be onto something. Everything else we've needed has disintegrated.
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 21:58:07
CO: Despite the clues here, it may be all we can get from them. :: points her head towards a gap between trees :: Let's try that way. The brush is less thick there.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 21:58:41
CTO: My main concern is that even if we find flowing liquid, it won't be safe to drink. The dew, however...
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 21:58:43
:: nods and walks off to find a stick suitable for the CEO. A few moments later, he returns with an appropriate branch. ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 21:58:57
:: walks back over to Wright, cradling his hand a bit. He picks some grass , sniffs it, tastes it, and works it between his fingers to sprinkle it, watching as it falls :: CSO: Grass seems normal enough
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 21:59:48
MED: There's a possibility. But we're also looking for signs of life. Anything, scat, prints, etc. :: continues walking towards where she could hear the water flowing ::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:00:02
:: attempts to avoid sharp looking bits as she walks down :: CMO: Funny thought, but what if it is the pirates?
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:00:05
ACTION> Grey and Acacia start to close in on a stream.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:00:06
:: heard Wright, and thinks ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:00:11
:: plucks a large leaf, then bends down and attempts to carefully collect some dew from the grass ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:00:55
XO: I will follow you, then. Your nose might lead us somewhere better.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 22:01:00
:: grins as she catches sight of the water in the area ahead. :: MED: Look, stream. This is perfect.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:01:08
CSO: Agreed. The thing about water, though, is that eventually we can find a way to produce heat. So let's find water, build shelter, and then go from there. Thoughts?
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:01:09
ACTION> Wright manages a few drops of dew.
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:01:19
:: keeps her gaze mostly down not to trip, and also scans for the aforementioned signs of non-plant life. She lets it get quiet every few beats so they can listen for the stream as they draw nearer. :: TAC2: Yep. That's something, at least.
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:02:12
:: would then be interested in the cleanliness and quality of the water, the apparent source... but she stays quiet, letting Grey take the lead as it clearly makes her happy. ::
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 22:02:14
:: turns and trots towards the gap in the trees, sniffing often, listening intently and eyes watchful ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 22:02:27
:: moves forwards to kneel at the shoreline of the stream, looking at the coloring of the water :: MED: Your thoughts?
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:02:35
SCI: Makes about as much sense as anything else. Do you think they'd have taken the whole crew hostage like this?
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:03:08
:: follows Kuari after one last look around the campsite ::
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:03:17
:: blinks, then grins :: TAC2: Well, I wouldn't drink it without boiling it at a minimum. Touch it, though, is it real?
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:03:17
:: sips them off the leaf, slaking her immediate thirst, but she knows it's not enough :: CTO: Agreed. As we walk, we should keep an eye out for a few things... suitable kindling, rocks that we can break into tools, animal tracks... :: sets off downhill, picking her way across the littered forest floor ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 22:03:50
:: reaches a hand out to touch the water, hoping it was real ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:03:55
:: joins, also watching for any signs of danger ::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:03:58
CMO: A fucked up holodeck program to torture people seems like something pirates would do, yeah. :: makes a turn towards the hollows rock formation ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:04:01
::Nods, taking the stick, testing how it takes weight, before he finds his feet.:: ENG: Thank you, my boy. Now... next on the agenda, now that I can walk, is water, shelter and food. How many of the Vulcan trials have you done?
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:04:03
ACTION> The water feels cool and real.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:05:16
::keeps looking around and listening for water sources as they move down the valley, especially towards the bottom::
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:05:25
:: approaches, touching the water as well :: TAC2: We could head towards the source. If it's a waterfall or an ice melt or something that might be a bit safer.. I just worry, you know, unknown alien planet and all.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 22:05:26
MED: Feels really cool and real, almost like a mountain stream :: dries off her hand before setting back to let Acacia do her own checks :: MED: We have water, now let's look for how to build a fire, staying close around to the stream ::
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 22:05:26
CEO: None...
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:05:47
:: finds herself missing her robe again, not out of any sense of modesty since she doesn't really have one, but because the sun has yet to warm away the chill of the night ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:05:54
:: listens for running water and looks for springs on rock faces ::
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:06:46
:: nods :: TAC2: Right. I can search upstream and you can work on a fire.. if you think it's safe to split up.
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:07:18
Oooh! :: bends over and picks up a sharp rock with bumpy edges, getting an idea to hand make a bow and arrows ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:07:35
ENG: Hmmm. They would have prepared you for this, better than Starfleet training. ::Sighs.:: It is fortunate then, that you are Vulcan. ::Follows his instincts and begins plodding off.::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 22:08:42
MED: Stay close enough to hear a shout if something happens. :: carefully begins to work on the pyramid of sticks, pulling a few rocks from the stream to make a protective ring ::
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:09:08
SCI: That would make a good knife. ::Kneels to see if she can find other similar rocks::
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:09:31
:: nods, and begins to search upstream. She begins to sing popular songs from earth, knowing Grey will shout if she gets too far. ::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:09:57
CMO: I was thinking of creating a bow and a set of arrows. It would be handy for food. WOOD be. :: snorts, laughing at her own joke ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:10:24
ENG: Keep your ears out. We need to find a river.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 22:10:30
:: chuckles, catching the songs being sung at the moment, working on the fire making. :: MED: I approve of your music choices! :: calls after Acacia cheerfully ::
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 22:10:38
:: Isn't quite sure what else to do, so he trots off after the Commander. :: CEO: Is our direction arbitrary?
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:10:53
SCI: Yes, but you're going to need a knife to make the bow, and to cut the bark or vines for the bowstring.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:11:00
:: is not finding really any threats or any signs of any threats... well, anywhere... So he turns more of his attention to the exploration of the things around them. Wolfe listens very closely to the world around now, for more than just threats. ::
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:11:04
:: giggles, interrupting her song. She's not the best singer by any means, but she really puts her heart into it on the off chance someone else can hear. ::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:11:18
:: holds up her bread-knife looking rock ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:11:18
:: bends down occasionally to pick up some fist-sized rocks as they meander their way down toward a promising dip in the landscape ::
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:11:45
SCI: Although it'd be better to use sinews, really.
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:12:41
ACTION> For those listening, animal sounds can be heard, resembling birds and bugs.
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:12:46
CMO: I'm aware. But I'll take what we can get. I can always upgrade, if we don't make it out of this mess. :: continues downward, scanning the ground for more sharp rocks ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:12:55
::Examines rocks and the sides of trees as he goes, tilting his head back and forth as he listens to the world around them.::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:13:07
:: thinks she might hear the sound of running water coming from that promising dip in the landscape :: CTO: Do you hear that?
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:13:29
CSO: I hear lots of things. What should I listen for, exactly?
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:13:47
CTO: Water, Colonel.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 22:13:50
:: is finally be attempting to make an ember to try and get the fire started, chuckling at the Acacia's mannerisms ::
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:14:13
:: definitely gets the words wrong, but she's walking along the river and singing for anyone listening. ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:14:30
ACTION> No one else can hear Acacia's singing.
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 22:14:33
:: Listens intently for the sounds of water, and sniffs the air to see if he can get a hint of a water source nearby. ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:14:38
:: notices it now that it's mentioned :: CSO: That way? :: points ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 22:15:27
:: curses at the failed attempt this time, going at it again ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:16:02
:: nods at him :: CTO: I think so. :: keeps up a steady pace, being careful where she places her feet ::
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:16:07
:: also searches for useful plants as she walks, vines, big leaves, things to build a sturdy water carrying scoop if she did find the source. ::
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:16:13
::searches a few minutes for a decent blade-like rock, coming up with a few possibilities. Tests them by trying to whittle the end of a stick and choosing the best one::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 22:16:24
:: manages to gets the ember going, setting it in the pyramid of sticks and sitting back on her heels to watch the fire hopefully take off ::
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 22:17:37
ACTION> Acacia spots sparsely-hanging vines along her route that are fairly loose if pulled.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:17:40
:: folllows along, having no appreciation for the fact that he's following an attractive woman in her pajamas. He's looking for water. ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 22:18:04
:: She uses the friction method, running two sticks opposite each other in an attempt to get an ember going ::
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:18:16
SCI: I wonder.. ::tries hitting a few more of the rocks together looking for two that make a spark::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:18:29
ENG: If this is a real place, then we must follow the flow of life. Rivers and streams should litter a forest like this.
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:19:31
CMO: Ooh! Good idea
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:19:36
:: notes the huge rock they're passing looks a lot like flint. So he picks up a small rock, and slams it into the huge stone. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:19:42
:: has been pulling fern fronds, moss, sticks and twigs, and is looking for something rope-like - her arms are full of stuff, and she starts handing things to Wolfe :: CSO: The water sounds are louder now. I think we're getting close.
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 22:19:59
:: reaches down and touches the dew on the ground. :: CEO: I would agree. Humidity is quite high. I'm having trouble sensing any streams nearby though.
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:20:10
:: stops, but continues singing. She pulls at the vines, trying to get big enough intact pieces to braid together. ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:21:34
:: stops hitting the could-be-flint stone face to start taking stuff from Wright ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:21:49
CSO: It does sound closer indeed.
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:21:51
ACTION> No spark comes from Wolfe's rock, but Tailor's gives off a sound that's encouraging.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:22:32
Self: Ooh. ::tries again to get sparks to fly from the rocks::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:23:37
ENG: We should follow any valleys, work our way downwards.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:23:44
CTO: Looking for chert? I had the same thought, but I didn't see any of the right kind of bedding here. Maybe closer to the water.
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 22:23:57
ACTION> Wright also finds vines, but not in great abundance.
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 22:24:17
:: points to a decline in the terrain. :: CEO: Then I suggest this direction. Seems to be a decline in the forest floor this way.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:24:28
CSO: Yes. Let's keep moving :: notes that they are definitely getting close to the water. A decently-fast-moving stream. ::
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:24:40
SCI: See if you can find some dry tinder. Moss, pine needles, lichens..
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:24:54
:: heads back to grey to drop off the vines for weaving and building, pausing her musical :: TAC2: Well if there is a source, it's a bit further than I want to go I think.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:25:21
::Nods, following along.::
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:26:22
TAC2: If we have to take our chances with alien water, well.. that's life I suppose.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:26:36
:: sets down what she's carrying and pulls down the vines, cutting them with the edge of a sharpish rock she found - she cuts down as many as she can find, but uses two of them to tie gathered fern leaves to her feet, then picks everything back up again and tromps awkwardly toward the water ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:26:54
ACTION> After some time, Grey is successful at getting her ember to start.
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:27:32
:: looks around for dry plant matter ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:27:32
:: has continued moving toward the sound that he thinks is water. ::
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 22:28:13
ACTION> As Wolfe and Wright trudge on, the stream comes into sight.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:28:26
CSO: There!
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:28:29
:: follows Kuari and keeps her head on a swivel, hoping that Lexy's still safe in their bed on Atlantis ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:28:36
:: pauses, rethinking, and then uses a vine to tie together the bundle of sticks, twigs, moss, and such that she's picked up along the way ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:30:04
CTO: Finally! :: tromps toward the bank of the stream, looking up and down it for large boulders, large fallen trees, anything that can be used as the beginnings of a shelter ::
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 22:30:16
:: Keeps working his way downward until finally they see a small trickling brook coming from the ground. :: CEO: It appears we've found it.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:30:17
::Looks around the trees as the go, hoping to see some birds up in the branches.::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:30:28
:: nears the water, bends down, and feels for its temerature and viscosity ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:30:50
ACTION> Wolfe feels cool water.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:32:14
::His antennae twitch at the announcement.:: ENG: Excellent! Now we have water, and something to navigate by.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:32:21
:: searches the water for any signs of life, any water-borne animals besides the misquito-like bugs that seem to be on every planet but Risa ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:32:28
ACTION> Nothing is apparent to Wright, and something bites Wolfe's finger!
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:33:08
AAaah! :: snaps his hand out of the water :: CSO: Well, we have some sort of fish, so at least we can get something to eat.
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 22:33:28
:: dips his hand into the water and inspects it. :: CEO: Without a tricorder, I am unsure how useful this will be for drinking.
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 22:34:13
ACTION> Something whips through the water near Wright, causing an alarming splash, but there is no sign of it on the surface.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:34:22
::picks a large leaf from a plant nearby and begins putting some things she's collected into it - rocks, a few sticks for kindling, and a bunch of mosses:: SCI: Let's keep going, there has to be water close by with all of this vegetation.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:34:55
:: looks over at Wolfe :: CTO: Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing whether any animal biology would be compatible with our own without access to scientific instruments. I am inclined to say that we should boil it before drinking it, but in wha--GAH! :: jumps back from the water ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:35:19
CSO: Are you alright?
TAC2 1Lt Grey 06-Nov-2019 22:36:19
MED: Probably so. :: cheers happily to having gotten the fire slowly starting :: MED: I wonder if anyone else is nearby...
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:36:22
:: holds the dry vegetation in her arms :: CMO: If we have water, shelter, and a fire, we should be good for now. I'll try to fish later, if we finish this before nightfall.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:36:42
:: blushes in embarrassment :: CTO: I-I'm fine. Just there was something in the water... perhaps we should head downstream and look for suitable shelter near the bank. Big boulders, fallen tree, maybe even a cave.
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:37:00
:: shrugs. She keeps within visual range of Grey but gets closer to the river again, yelling. :: ALL: Hello!?
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 22:37:07
:: finds herself stepping more softly so as not to make as much noise. She's unfamiliar with the forest, and what dangers could be nearby. Unfortunately, the trees just seem to go on and on, and while the smells are interesting, they're all mundanely familiar or frustratingly unfamiliar ::
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:37:40
::keeps looking for a stream, and finally hears a faint bubbling through the trees:: SCI: This way!
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:39:12
::Rips off a piece of his robe, dunking it in the water, and ringing it into his mouth.:: ENG: It will have to do for now. Next is shelter...
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:39:38
CSO: A cave would be nice. Also, if we could find something that would make a spark... like I was hoping that rock face would earlier. :: starts downstream ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:40:23
ENG: If we cannot find it, we will need to make it ourselves.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:41:08
:: looks down at his finger which is still kind of smarting, notes that it's begun bleeding. ::
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 22:41:46
:: elects to keep from drinking the water for now. :: ENG: What about the others?
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:42:43
:: picks up a hefty sharp-looking rock as they walk, and notices her hunger for breakfast starting in about now, since her morning run would have ended ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:43:12
ENG: It does seem unlikely that we are the only ones placed here. But we cannot think about that right now.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:44:02
:: continues along the bank, looking for suitable shelter ::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:44:18
:: ducks around sharp plants n bits on the ground, following Tailor ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:45:11
:: looks around at the rocks as they walk, searching for anything pointed or flint-like. Anything. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:45:54
:: is also looking at the rock bedding to find a suitable location to look for flint ::
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 22:47:24
:: stops short at what appears to be a significant shadow. Is it just the side of a rise against the sun? Kuari flaps twice and clings to the side of a tree for a better look :: CO: I think I see a cave.
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:47:32
ACTION> Wolfe and Wright both notice something resembling flint.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:47:36
:: spots another rock that he's hopeful about, bends down to pick it up, and strikes it against another rock on the ground ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:47:56
CTO: I think you're onto something there!
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:48:17
:: narrows her eyes and shades them with her palm :: XO: Let us hope that no one is home.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:48:27
:: picks up another rock, striking it against another ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:48:39
ACTION> Wolfe gets a spark!
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:50:16
CSO: Commander! We have fire. :: picks up the other rock and strikes them together, producing a spark once she's watching. ::
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 22:50:31
CEO: I see. Would you expect to find some sort of cave or something of the sort in this terrain?
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:51:00
::She finds wetter ground as they get closer to the water source, resulting in cold mud covered feet:: SCI: It can't be that far away.. ::sits down briefly to wipe off the bottoms of her feet, looking up and spotting a small brook past the next set of trees:: Self: Finally.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:51:10
:: attempts to clap her hands excitedly, but they are full ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:51:47
:: just lightly bangs two rocks together ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:51:58
ENG: It is certainly possible. Although caves do present challenges, especially if they are already occupied.
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:52:02
:: squints to the right of her, attempting to look past the mirage :: CMO: Is that a cave or are my eyes screwing me over now?
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:52:19
CSO: That being taken care of, let's find some shelter.
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:52:24
:: sighs, settling down to weave the vines into a braid so they can be used to help build shelter. She'
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:52:32
ACTION> Jude's eyes are screwing her over now.
MED Lt Acacia 06-Nov-2019 22:52:46
:: she's a bit on edge but tries to keep the faith. ::
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:53:02
::turns her eyes to where Jude is pointing:: SCI: Not sure.. it could be just shadows.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:53:05
:: notes for the first time that he is thirsty, and that water is looking good right now. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:53:24
CTO: Agreed. :: needs to keep busy so she doesn't have time to think, and panic, about what is happening to them, where they are, where everyone else is, where Kate is ::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:53:28
Motherfuck. CMO: Well, we can always build a mud hut.
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:54:20
::laughs:: SCI: Or a tree house...
XO Cdr Kuari 06-Nov-2019 22:54:34
:: jumps off the side of the tree and begins moving purposefully, but she slows herself down, reminding herself to stay careful ::
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:55:24
CMO: I can climb trees really well, actually. You should have seen me in the academy. I was jumping people from trees.
CTO LtC Wolfe 06-Nov-2019 22:55:29
:: continues searching for anything that could provide easy, quick shelter ::
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:55:45
:: or the beginnings of shelter would also be fine, really ::
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 22:56:01
CEO: Then what sort of shelter are we looking for?
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:56:07
:: looks around for other plant matter that could potentially bind mud together ::
CMO Lt Tailor 06-Nov-2019 22:56:29
::picks mud off of the bottom of her pajamas:: SCI: Could come in handy if we find the pirates. ::stands and continues through the last stand of trees to the brook:: SCI: Here it is.
CSO Cdr Wright 06-Nov-2019 22:56:51
:: is paying attention to the direction of the prevailing wind to locate shelter that would get them out of it ::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:56:59
:: follows along, grabbing a sturdy branch as they go, putting up with the morning chill and wishing she could run to combat it ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:57:18
::Places his hand to the Vulcan's head for a moment.:: ENG: I will not be able to keep pace with you, in this terrain. If you search our immediate area for any signs of a cave, and collect up any more branches. I can makes starts on a fire here.
SCI LtJG Jude 06-Nov-2019 22:58:34
CMO: It's always fucking pirates, I tell you.
ENG Ens Skovik 06-Nov-2019 22:59:09
:: nods. :: CEO: I understand. Wait here and I will return with supplies for a fire. :: With that, he turns and heads off into the woods ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 06-Nov-2019 22:59:58
::Brushes the leaf litter away with the brace, before collecting up stones and branches.::
CO Capt Harper 06-Nov-2019 22:59:58