Lost Harbor
Mid-morning of our third day stranded in this unknown place brings some measure of hope when the Acacia-Grey party sees thick, billowing smoke ahead, while Ilaihr and Jude are able to telepathically sense familiar presences growing closer. Despite this, the environment demands constant vigilance along with sound preparations for the night to come.
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After 11-Dec-2019 00:00:00
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:15:57
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:16:18
:: she continues to whistle as she seemingly walks closer to Ilaihr ::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:16:50
:: walking along with Kuari, on their way to somewhere, carrying her rock and using her stick as a staff ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:17:04
:: picks up her pace a bit, excited that they may have actually found something :: All: Oh, hey!
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:17:13
:: sitting back at camp, attempting to use stringy bits of vines, wood, and fish bones to fashion fish hooks as the smoky fire smokes a few yards away smokily ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 21:17:55
:: hurries after Acacia, grinning brightly at seeing the smoke rising in the air. :: All: Hello?
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:18:32
ACTION> Wright and Wolfe can hear what may be voices in the distance.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:18:54
:: hears voices and stands, turning to look at Wolfe and see if he hears them too ::
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:19:04
:: as she telepathically reaches out further, she walks right into a giant spider web, and screams bloody murder ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 21:19:14
:: stops fishing and perks up, slowly standing, not acknowledging Wright ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:19:24
:: uses the spear to push leaves and vines aside, approaching the source of the smoke ::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:19:26
Fish> :: gets away ::
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:19:47
:: she flails her arms wildly, continuing to scream, and trying to pull the web off of her face ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:20:01
::Hums to himself as he makes his way over unforgiving terrain; planting his stick into the ground with every step.::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 21:20:10
:: hurries after Acacia, nearly dodging the roots underfoot, curious who they were approaching ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:20:55
:: carefully sets down her work and quietly walks toward the noise ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:21:07
:: calls out again as they get close :: All: Anyone there?
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:21:34
:: startled :: MED: Emilaina??
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:21:46
:: she abruptly stops, seeing a spider on a singular piece of web still attacked between the two trees :: ~Spider: Oh deities, please leave me the hell alone~
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 21:22:19
:: recognizes the voice before increasing her pace once again, staying at Acacia’s side :: CSO: Commander?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:22:23
::Feels a disturbance and picks up the pace.::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:22:30
:: gasps :: CSO: C.. Alexis. :: she sighs, relieved :: All: Well, that's good.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:23:09
:: finally sees them :: MED: Emilaina!! :: overjoyed, impulsively hugs her ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 21:23:55
:: grins slightly as she slows to a stop, happy to finally find Wright. :: CSO: Glad to finally find you.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 21:23:57
::finishes up what she was doing when Jude walked off into the forest, cooking the fish that she was prepping earlier::
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 21:23:57
:: seeing the other crew members, still standing on his rock, thinks to himself about the now higher number of fish he'll need to catch. Still, it's a good thing. ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:23:59
:: returns the hug without shame, having the same impulse herself. She gives the commander a squeeze :: CSO: Who's with you? Is everyone alright?
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:24:11
Spider> ~SCI: Destroyed home! Vandal!~ :: the spider proceeds to jump on Linxi, crawling behind her neck and back ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:24:47
TAC: And Lieutenant! Hello! MED: Colonel Wolfe is just over there. Ilaihr was here earlier, but he wandered off a few hours ago following some telepathic sense...
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 21:24:50
:: trudges on next to Harper, reminding herself to stay alert. It's difficult when it's all they've been doing, but their survival may depend on it, so she keeps focused, watching and listening as they travel ::
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 21:25:04
:: trying to sharpen his spear further, unable to hear any screaming at all ::
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:25:23
Oh- shi- OHMYGOD GETTHEHELLOFFOFME GETOFF GET OFF! :: flails again, aggressively slamming her back into a tree, and then onto the ground, trying to smash the spider roaming around under her clothes ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:25:29
:: blinks, turning to keep moving toward their camp as she releases Lexy :: Well, hopefully that's Linxi, since it wasn't me.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:25:48
XO: Heyyyy Kuari... do you think I could trouble you for some fresh meat today? :: rubs her grumbling tummy ::
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:26:22
:: continues to scream dramatically. needless to say, she is not a fan of spiders in her clothes ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 21:27:06
:: gives a jaunty salute in acknowledgement, moving to sit down on a rock nearby :: CSO: Probably his psychic senses sense something to track down. :: laughs faintly, rising to see if Wolfe needed any help with fishing :: CTO: Need any help? I’m not the best at it, but I can do what needs to be done.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:27:43
:: nods at Acacia :: MED: That makes sense. Have you... have you seen Kate? ...Or Kuari? Or Dr. Tailor or any of the others?
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:28:05
:: she pauses, slowly sitting up :: ~Spider: The fuck man?~
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:28:06
::Notices a flock of birds hastily flying away, and walks in the direction that they came from; cycling through his senses as he goes.::
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:28:39
Spider> :: has been smashed to death. not a very pleasant way to go. ::
:: takes deep breaths before standing up, brushing the dirt off her her, and continuing to walk in the same direction ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:29:39
:: shakes her head, sitting near the fire to rest her feet, but not too close given the smoke :: CSO: You're the first we found. But I'm sure Kate's doing even better than us. :: she smiles, hoping to offer comfort ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:29:45
~Anyone~: Greetings.
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 21:29:59
ACTION> Now that the fight has passed, Jude feels a stinging pain on her upper back.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:30:04
:: looks a bit crestfallen before she can mask her feelings ::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:30:09
ACTION> Jude can hear Ilaihr, but faintly, as if he were far away.
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 21:30:18
TAC2: Let's make you a spear. :: stepjumps off his rock and looks for a nice, long, straight, hearty stick ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 21:30:50
::keeps her ears perked for any sounds of other people wandering around the forest.:: NAV: I hope she's able to find whoever it is she sensed out there.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:31:01
:: goes back over to her work and continues trying to fashion fish hooks :: MED: I'm trying to make fish hooks.
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 21:31:30
:: glances Kate's way momentarily before continuing to watch her footing as they pass over fallen branches :: Kate: I can try, yes.
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:31:34
:: tries to reach her back to try and slap the pain away, but alas. she can't. instead, she goes back to focusing on telepathy :: ~CEO: Ilaihr? Is that you?~
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:31:42
:: points to the leaves filled with rainwater off to the side of their camp :: MED/TAC: We have some water, if you're thirsty.
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:31:42
:: follows Wright, peering at her work and what she's using :: CSO: Not a bad idea.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 21:32:52
:: raises an eyebrow faintly before turning her attention to Wolfe and spear, stifling a yawn right behind her hand as she watched ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:32:58
MED: Any thoughts? You're much better with your hands than I am.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:33:29
:: chuckles :: XO: Thank you. Regardless, there seems to be enough fruit around even if you cannot find anything more meaty.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:33:33
~SCI~: Ah, Linxi, my dear girl. How are you? Are you in distress?
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 21:34:50
:: looks carefully for a nice, long, straight branch in the surrounding trees and eventually finds one :: CSO/TAC2: If we can find something that makes a good string, I'll be happy to turn these spears into fishing rods. Much easier, quieter, and less violent in the water to scare fish away.
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:35:11
~CEO: Oh, you know. Just trapped on a strange alien planet. And not anymore. It was just that an angry spider attacked me.~
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 21:35:59
CMO: And I hope that it's one of the other telepaths on our crew and not someone else who could be less friendly.
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 21:36:00
:: smiles :: Thankfully, yes, but they're all up high in the trees. If I hear anything promising, don't be surprise if I suddenly sneak off.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:36:17
~SCI~: Have you encountered anyone else?
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:36:45
~CEO: I have been with Tailor, and Navarro recently came across us.~
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:37:14
XO: Of course. :: spies a rounded rock by the river, so she picks it up and skips it - three hops ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 21:37:20
:: finds his proper branch, breaks it off its tree, and starts snapping the smaller growths off as he walks back to the camp ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:37:47
:: reaches for the fish bone, testing how much it bends in her hands thoughtfully :: CSO: Finding metal may not be out of the question. Unrefined, but.. :: she squints at the landscape thoughtfully :: I don't know. Though, with the fish in this river? We may be able to use a net.
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 21:38:16
:: watches the rock skip across the water and grins more broadly :: CO: I've never been able to do that.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 21:38:17
NAV: Me too. ::stares into the forest for a few more seconds before turning her attention back to the fish, pulling the heated rock she's cooking it on off of the fire before it starts to scorch::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:38:29
:: looks at Acacia in surprise :: MED: A net? I'm not sure how we would make one of those.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:39:19
~SCI~: Excellent. Mr Wolfe and Alexis have a camp not too far away. Groups must converge on each other. ::Sends images of the path he's taken from the camp.:: I do not believe it will take long to reach you, but you should prepare the other's for departure.
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 21:39:29
:: peers over at the fish :: CMO: Is it lunch yet?
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:40:10
:: figures Wright can keep up and lays it out, waving a finger through the air :: CSO: Braid vines, then braid three braids for a basic rope. For fishing we'd have to tie the squares tighter than I usually do but.. it could work for the big fish.
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:40:47
~CEO: Once we meet up, why don't you go back to your camp while leaving some sort of markers on the way, so that I can bring them without losing my positioning?~
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:41:19
XO: I played outside quite a lot growing up. :: smiles at the memories and skips another rock as they go along - four hops ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 21:41:26
::scrapes off some char:: NAV: If you don't mind soot. ::separates some of the cooked meat from the bones and puts it onto a leaf, passing it over:: NAV: Here you go.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:41:32
MED: Hmm. That could work. Do you want to start gathering vines while I finish up my prototypes and find some bait for Wolfe and Grey to try out? Might as well try both options.
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 21:42:21
CMO: I'm hungry enough to eat the bones, so the soot is an improvement! :: gratefully takes the fish :: Gracias.
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:42:23
:: shrugs, rocking back onto her feet :: CSO: Sure, I'll get started.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 21:42:46
:: listens, a bit tired from the two nights of little to no sleep. :: MED: just... give me like five minutes to rest before I start fishing.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:42:59
~SCI~: I am still searching for others. ::Stops on the spot and focuses his mind, attempting to restablish communication with Wright.::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:42:59
:: smiles up at her :: MED: I shouldn't be more than a few minutes and then I'll come help.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 21:43:27
::does the same with a fish portion for herself, blowing on it to cool before tasting it:: NAV: Could use some hot sauce, but it'll have to do.. ::grins::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:44:11
:: dusts herself off and gets right back to it, looking for thinner vines that she'd use for a land trap, thoughtful to find them live and wet rather than dry. ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:44:37
~CSO~: Alexis.... can you hear me?
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:47:47
XO: I rarely wore shoes, much to my mother's consternation, so maybe that is why I do not mind being barefoot now... but, I at least had clothes, since they were always filthy by the time I got home.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:48:25
:: sits up when she hears Ilaihr's voice in her mind ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:49:09
~CSO~: I have located Lieutenants Jude and Navarro, and Doctor Tailor. I cannot project myself from this distance to give you greater details. But I will rendevous with the group shortly, and will set them on their way to you.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:50:07
:: is excited by the news, then sad that it's not Kate, then finally grows agitated, understanding that this means her friend isn't returning as well ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:51:19
:: makes a pile of vines within the camp bounds, making trips back and forth ::
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 21:51:22
:: chuckles, then tries the fish, finding it to be fairly tasty :: CMO: Right now, it's the best fish I've ever had.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 21:51:28
:: settles down on the ground near the tree line, falling asleep fairly quickly to rest, she was really tired. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:51:32
All: Ilaihr is in my mind telling me that Jude, Navarro, and Dr. Tailor are headed our way.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:51:42
~CSO~: I will located Kathryn, and Kuari. It will be more difficult... but I will find them.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:52:20
:: projects worry at him as hard as she can -- worry for his safety, but worry for Kate and Kuari as well ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:52:51
:: smiles, then frowns as she can sense Wright's apprehension, and she knows why :: CSO: That's good. I'm sure Kate will find us any minute now with all the ruckus!
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 21:53:26
:: curiously, Kuari looked over, judging Kate's naked form :: CO: I find it interesting that so many species wear clothing to keep warm and it is socially necessary, not just for decoration.
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 21:54:08
:: only paying attention to the surroundings, and not really the conversation, whittles the end of his branch into a point, ready for more fishing. As it’s significantly heavier, he now takes this spear as his own, carrying the stick that he has been using over to Grey. :: TAC2: Your spear.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 21:54:13
::smiles:: NAV: Thank you. There's something about food cooked over an open fire, that just makes it taste better.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 21:55:49
::Continues walking, sensing his way through the forest; following the sense of Jude.::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:56:03
CO: It is interesting to me, too. On Risa, most native-only places are clothing-optional, but the tourists expect us to have our clothes on... :: smirks :: At least, at first.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 21:56:10
::sets the rest of the fish aside wrapped in a leaf, for when Jude returns::
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 21:56:33
:: keeps walking, idly marking trees as she goes along ::
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 21:56:41
CMO: That's very true. Have you done much camping?
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:57:06
:: finishes up her fish hooks and gets up to look under some nearby logs for bait-y things, thinking that their camp will be getting full soon and they'd better be ready to provide ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 21:57:38
:: keeps collecting vines while there's daylight, figuring she can weave by firelight ::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 21:57:47
ACTION> Wright is able to find a few grubs under nearby logs.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 21:57:57
NAV: I've done some here and there with my father when I was growing up.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 21:59:22
:: grabs them and holds them in her cupped hands, approaching Grey and Wolfe with cupped hands and jury-rigged fish hooks in the pocket of her pajama pants :: TAC/CTO: So, I have something for you to try.
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 21:59:23
CMO: Sí, me too. We would ride horses into the wilderness and camp for a few days at a time.
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 22:00:27
:: doesn't focus on interpreting Kate's full meaning, continuing to watch where she's going :: CO: Most people don't have fur. I wonder why.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 22:00:31
::Holds the palm of his hand out as he scans the sky; he whistles and calls to the birds above.:: ~Aloud~: I require the assistance of the land. I search for a great bird, one that does not belong here.
::Has no certainties he can even reach the native fauna of this world.::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:01:44
XO: I wish I had fur right about now. Clothing may be optional back home, but even we would want some here. :: tries to stop herself from thinking of her warm, tropical hometown ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 22:01:46
:: picks up a grub from Wright's hands, considers it for a brief moment, tosses it into his mouth, bites down a few times, and swallows. :: All: Well. It's not as flavorful as what you get for your first promotion aboard Atlantis, but it'll do.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 22:02:08
CTO: ...
TAC: Could you reach into my pocket carefully and pull out the fish hooks that are in there, please?
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:03:41
NAV: We used to do backpacking. He taught me how to build fires and cook outdoors.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:04:52
ACTION> Ilaihr is able to sense some of the local fauna, but not particularly well, and none are aware of any giant birds.
:: she spies another suitable skipping rock, so she picks it up and fires - five hops! ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 22:06:27
:: is up from her bit of rest, taking the spear offered before turning to pluck a grub, swallowing it down :: All: Mmh... I would disagree with that. Bugs as a whole? Nope, not willingly.
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:06:50
:: goes back to work on his spear once the fish is gone :: CMO: I bet you're glad you paid attention back then.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 22:06:55
:: stomps her foot :: CTO/TAC: Dammit, stop eating the bait!
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 22:07:16
::Can sense the eyes of the forest, at least watching him.:: Self: Hmmmmm.... ::Pictures Kuari as he eminates his thoughts to world around him.:: ~Aloud~: If you should see her, I shall be listening for your call.
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 22:08:12
CSO: They have good protein. But yes. Let's put them on the end of a hook. :: holds his hand out to Grey ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 22:08:38
:: reaches for the hooks, taking one for herself before offering the others to Wolfe :: CTO: Here, sir.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 22:08:53
::Gets back to the walk, plodding down a muddy bank, walking sideways as he digs his stick into the dirt.::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 22:09:13
:: comes back to camp, drops an armful of vines on her pile, and peers over at the commotion about eating bugs ::
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 22:09:26
ACTION> Ilaihr has a faint feeling the request is heard, but it's unclear that it is understood.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 22:10:04
:: frustrated, hands all of the grubs to Grey and reaches into her OWN damn pocket to give each of them a hook ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 22:12:37
:: squawks slightly at the wriggling grubs before turning her expression to Wright :: CSO:.... Fine. :: steals and chomps down on one more grub, hungry ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 22:13:12
:: also sneaks a grub for herself, then gets back to gathering vines ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 22:14:02
::Smiles to himself, hoping the animals truly understand, but is confidant Kuari will stand out when she does eventually take flight. He plods on, remaining steadfast in the journey ahead.::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:14:13
::adds more wood onto the fire, and then starts uncovering all of those little pinch pots, taking them from the kiln that she and Jude had made, they are still warm but cool enough to handle::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 22:15:37
:: hands each of them a vine to use as fishing line and leaves them to it ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 22:16:13
:: takes the hook, and vine, ties one end to his hook and the other to his spear... or now rod. Then, he walks over to Grey, picks up a grub, and skewers it on the hook before heading back to the water and setting the hook in shallowly. ::
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:17:26
:: finally is satisfied that he can't hone the spear any further, at least until he uses it again and destroys the point ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 22:19:44
:: waits for a fish. carefully not moving. It's only a matter of time before they smell the grub and come in search. ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 22:20:31
:: settles down with her own rod, almost leaning back to relax and watch the rod ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:20:36
NAV: I am, all of that camping knowledge is coming in handy now. I mean, we trained for this kind of situation at the academy too, but you never think you're actually going to need it..
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 22:20:50
:: moves over to help Acacia with gathering vines ::
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 22:21:03
:: she begins to shout out as she gets closer to Ilaihr :: BLUE GRANDPA!
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:21:16
CMO: Aye... we get additional training as pilots, in case of being shot down, but most pilot trainees think they'll never be shot down.
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 22:22:05
:: smiles :: CO: At least we can keep each other warm near the fire, when it's the most cold. :: her smile fades as she thinks about their journey ahead, what they'll find unknown. Will they ever find anyone, would they ever be able to return to the comforts of their ship, or were they stuck here, just the two of them? ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:23:30
NAV: Better to be prepared than not, certainly. ::brushes off one of the pots and sets in on a rock in front of her.:: That one might actually hold water. ::looks at some of the others, which cracked or otherwise didn't survive the firing:: One out of three's not bad.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 22:23:59
::Comes to a small clearing, giving him a chance to look to the sun; estimating the time of day, and how long it'll take until he reaches Jude and the others.:: Self: Hmmmmm.... it'll be nightfall... ::Nods to himself, and squeezes water from the wet rag in his pocket into his mouth, before getting back to it.::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 22:24:22
:: smiles, nodding to Wright. Her face marking long since rubbed off, but the bit of mud on the sides of her head proves useful in keeping her coarse hair out of her face. She seems to enjoy climbing low-hanging branches to pull fresh vines. ::
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 22:24:23
:: she suddenly gets a twinge of the pain in her upper back, and stops to scratch herself on a tree ::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:24:33
:: nods, looking forward to being warm by the fire again, and notes her friend's smile fade, so she tries to cheer her up :: XO: If I have to be stranded somewhere, away from my wife, then I am glad I am stuck here with you, Kuari.
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:25:08
CMO: Hey, nicely done, those will be useful!
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 22:25:38
:: occasionally feeds the big snoky fire more fuel so it can continue to smoke smokily ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:26:15
::smiles:: NAV: Thanks! It was Jude's idea actually. And she dug out all of the clay too.
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:26:44
:: nods, impressed ::
:: flips the spear and starts attacking the other end with the rock, trying to split it down the middle ::
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 22:28:45
:: her smile returning, beams at Kate :: CO: You make good fires and shelters. I'm glad you're with me, as company, too. I can't think of anyone else from the crew I'd rather have with me. Still, I can't help but wonder about everyone else.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:29:37
:: returns the smile :: XO: I wonder about them, too. I hope they are all aboard Atlantis, safe and sound.
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:29:58
:: splits the end of the spear, and wedges the rock in the split ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:30:26
::watches the spear building with some curiosity::
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 22:30:36
CO: I hope so, too. I know you're especially worried about Alexis.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:32:01
XO: Of course. If she is here, she can take care of herself, but I still worry. Survival is fickle...
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:32:44
:: rummages up a few vines and ties the end together above the rock, then wraps several lashes around it before tying it tightly ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 22:32:45
:: watches the hook intently, as he sees more and more fish coming up to it with some level of interest. ::
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:33:47
:: hefts the crude axe and swings it ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:34:07
::dips the pot into the stream and sets the filled vessel on a rock, watching for leaks::
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 22:34:46
ACTION> The vine Wolfe is watching goes taut as a fish chomps on the hook!
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:34:59
:: nods, satisfied that it will do in a pinch ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:35:36
NAV: Nicely done! Is that for hunting?
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 22:35:40
:: finally settles down next to the pile of vines. :: CSO: The trick is staggering the ends of each strand, or vine. If there's never more than one end in one square on a net, there's no loss in strength. :: she braids several vines together and ties them into a square as small as she can manage. She then begins turning the net, tying and braiding as she goes in a circle. ::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:35:43
ACTION> The pot seems to hold water, for now.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 22:36:08
:: is relaxing as she waits for a bite on her line, yawning every so often ::
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:36:17
CMO: More for defense, I would think.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:37:20
NAV: Makes sense. We might be better off with a spear for hunting. Or snares.
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 22:38:08
:: jerks the rod and thereby the hook in the fish's mouth, then tests to make sure he still has the fish on the hook, feeling it fight - but not for long, since he wants to keep fishing here. So he quickly pulls the hook and much of the fish out of the water before reaching in to support it, pulling the fish up on to the rock next to him and smashing its head with his trusty rock. :: CSO/TAC2: First fish with the new system. :: tosses it over next to the fire before grabbing another grub, harpooning it on the hook, and sending it into the water after another fish. ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 22:38:29
~SCI~: Nightfall will be upon us soon, young one. I will hopefully meet up with you then.
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:38:31
CMO: Fencing was my sport, not throwing javelins, so I would lean toward snares.
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 22:39:12
~CEO: Alrightie. See you then, old one.~
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:39:21
ACTION> Time passes, and nightfall approaches, just as Ilaihr foretold.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 22:40:19
:: slowly stands from the riverbank, yawning hugely as she wanders over to get some water, feeling the warning signs of low blood sugar beginning to announce themselves ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 22:40:28
:: takes breaks occasionally for her hands, her net growing as the light fades ::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:40:41
:: working on another leaf hut like yesterday's, but has been flying solo on this one so Kuari could hunt ::
:: they stopped earlier today, though, to get more time to set up camp before dark ::
:: it's been a lot of work, though, so she can feel the fatigue setting in along with the hunger pangs, so after setting the last of the debris in place on the hut's roof, she eats the last piece of fruit that Kuari left ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:43:40
NAV: ::peers off into the darkness like she has several times in the past few hours.:: Judes' s still not back. I hope she's all right.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:44:54
:: once the fruit staves off hunger for a little longer, she starts building the fire ::
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:45:30
:: adds another bundle of branches to the fire :: CMO: I can go out a bit and search, but I would not want to go far.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 22:46:11
:: gathered plenty of vines and additional firewood, and is now sitting next to Acacia braiding vines into rope by firelight with her belly full of fish ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 22:46:52
::His psionic senses guide him through the darkened forest, he gazes around, believing he is getting close to the others.::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:47:21
NAV: Yes, you should stay within sight of camp. I can set up some torches so she can find it more easily, also.
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:47:42
CMO: Alright. Back in a few, one way or another. :: grabs his axe and sets off after Jude ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:48:31
::starts winding vines around several sticks and coating them with pitch, to make torches::
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 22:48:47
:: sits next to the campfire, their having caught four fish, and the camp is now well-stocked for the night and into tomorrow. He cooks one for himself, as the others do the same for themselves. ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 22:48:49
:: was pleased how easily Wright caught on, and is grateful for the company as well as the fish :: CSO: I think I'm going to wear slippers like Riley's to sleep every night for.. ever, maybe.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:49:40
:: finally has the structure for the fire set up, so she sets about spinning the bow-drill ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 22:49:46
MED: Seriously. And I'll wear a survival bracelet and maybe a backpack with a knife and some fishing line and a bunch of other survival gear.
MED: Were you asleep and woke up here?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 22:50:57
~Aloud~: Can anyone out there hear me?
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:50:58
:: calls out, but not loudly :: Juuuuuuuude?
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 22:51:32
:: laughs at that, nodding :: CSO: Ah, yeah. :: she gestures to her red silk nightie, now featuring an animal pelt over one shoulder :: CSO: Huddled up in my silk sheets. Really puts life in perspective.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 22:52:04
MED: I've been meaning to ask about that animal pelt... you managed to kill something?
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 22:52:06
:: shouts back :: CEO: YO. BLUE GRANDPA. ILAIHR!
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:52:29
ACTION> Ilaihr and Jude can hear each other!
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 22:53:25
:: bobs her head :: CSO: With another net. Kind of like a.. big rabbit. :: she shrugs :: Tastes like deer.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 22:54:14
::sets a few of the finished torches into the ground around the camp and then lights them with a stick from the fire. The radius of their camp is visible now::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 22:55:21
~SCI~: Ahhhh, Ms Jude, it seems you are almost within touching distance.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 22:55:29
MED: What happened to the net?
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 22:55:32
:: vaguely hears someone shouting, so he heads that way, careful to keep the orange glow of the camp in sight ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 22:55:44
:: laughs tiredly, settling down on the ground :: CSO: I believe I got those slippers for Christmas a year or two ago. And my mom made my pjs for me... apparently she wanted them to look uniform-like. At least my dog hasn't gotten a hold of them yet. :: comments as she yawns again, tired and hungry. A fish isn't as filling. ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 22:56:53
::Stops, turning precisely 23 degrees to his left, and walking in that direction.::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 22:57:29
:: points off in the direction they came from :: CSO: Still tied up where I set it. The way you.. :: she thinks for a second how to explain, gesturing :: CSO: It's tied to a tree, basically, as part of how I.. know how to do it. Not really worth the trouble. :: she gestures to their fishing net, already outshining the former trap. ::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 22:59:17
:: finally gets an ember started, then transfers it to the tinder, and with some help from blowing on it, she soon has a fire going ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 22:59:25
:: nods as if she understands, then keeps braiding :: All: So... do we think this is real?
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 23:00:35
CSO: :: chewing :: That is very hard to say.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 23:01:30
::Begins humming as he plods through the darkness, filling the air around him with the sound of show tunes.::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:01:56
:: nods thoughtfully, looking at her hands for a moment :: CSO: It certainly feels real. It's hard to know for sure, though. What else could it be? We got.. zapped to a planet and the pirates ran off with Atlantis three days ago? We're in their holodeck?
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:02:08
ACTION> Jude can hear showtunes, very close.
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 23:03:01
:: recognizes the tune Ilaihr is currently humming, and joins in ::
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 23:03:05
:: closing in on where he heard the yelling, now hearing showtunes :: All: Hello!
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:03:13
MED: It's possible we're being observed.
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:03:40
:: shudders :: CSO: Also possible.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:03:56
:: finally allows herself to rest, the labor of making this camp having been quite draining, so she sits in the leaf hut by the fire and waits for Kuari's return ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 23:04:22
:: keeps pulling chunks of flesh of his fish and eating them, listening to the conversation... and the surrounding environment. ::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:05:13
ACTION> Darkness falls across the land...
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:05:30
All: There has to be a way to get out of here.
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:05:56
All: Sure, whatever here is there must be. Are there ways to be.. totally sure if something is simulated?
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 23:05:59
CSO: Unless out... is up.
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:06:10
CSO: If it's a planet, then..
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 23:06:59
::Finally sees Jude in the distance, and smiles to himself.:: SCI: There you are dear girl! ::He calls out.::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 23:07:18
::hears the faint sounds of showtunes and wonders if she's hearing things::
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 23:07:31
:: hones in on the speech and closes in :: Commander Ilaihr, is that you?
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 23:07:36
:: lands near camp, and Kate can hear a crash of snapping sticks ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:07:44
All: Let's say it's a planet. How did we get down here? Transporter?
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:07:52
:: bolts to her feet and grabs her stick ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 23:07:53
:: is fast asleep by the fire, curled up tightly. SHe was tired, really tired, and just wanted to sleep. ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 23:08:08
::Chuckles.:: Aloud: Excellent! I have finally made it to you!
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:08:11
:: shrugs :: CSO: Most likely. We were all in bed asleep, right?
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 23:08:33
CEO: Good to see you too, dear man.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:08:43
MED: As far as I know. But why only senior staff who were asleep at the time?
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 23:09:06
:: emerges from the woods to find the reunion scene between Jude and Ilaihr :: CEO: Likewise.
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:09:16
CSO: We're sure no non-senior officers? Crewmen? Techs? :: she worries a bit ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:09:45
MED: We're not sure, but what are the odds that everyone we've come across so far would be senior and bridge staff?
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 23:09:45
:: approaches the fire, shaking one wing and sending brush flying to the side :: CO: Sorry. I didn't want to put the fire out and thought I could land there, but it wasn't very stable. I couldn't quite tell in the dark.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:10:16
:: relaxes upon seeing Kuari :: XO: No worries. Find anything, like bacon maybe?
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:10:27
:: nods thoughtfully, then sighs :: CSO: Well, whatever it is.. it's one for the books, eh?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 23:10:51
NAV/SCI: It is most agreeable to see you, Lieutenants, with my own eyes. ::Opens his eyes, straining them a little at the torch light.::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:10:56
:: is now thoroughly hungry ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 23:10:57
CSO: There's nothing to say it was only senior staff. We've only come across senior staff members so far, and if we're on a planet, there should be plenty of room for the entire crew to not cross paths. Some could be on different continents. Some... might have arrived in a place without a continent, if somehow this was not deliberate.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:10:57
:: scoffs :: MED: We're several layers of tech below books.
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 23:10:58
:: sits, her ears wilting :: CO: Sorry. I hunted for as long as I could, but it was all I could do to even find fruit on the way home after dusk.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:11:59
:: tries not to let her face betray her falling hopes :: XO: Fruit will be just fine.
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:12:03
:: snorts at that, covering her mouth :: All: It seems.. deliberate, though. Like when we woke up, we were by a fire on this pad thing.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:12:37
MED: There was something odd about that fire. And the pallets we were on. They were... old, somehow.
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 23:13:04
All: Come on, camp is this way. :: gestures toward the distant orange glow ::
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 23:13:05
:: pulls out fruits from her pouch and tosses one to Kate, her ears still wilted, and bites distractedly at a fruit ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 23:13:14
:: grumbles tiredly as she slowly wakes with the conversations, looking tired and grumpy, slowly rising to settle down at Acacia's side, looking bleary-eyed :: All: I doubt it's just senior staff... technically, I couldn't be considered senior staff. So that's thrown out that possibility.
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:13:33
TAC: But you do work on the bridge.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 23:13:43
::strains her ears, trying to hear more showtunes::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:13:47
:: catches it and pauses before hungrily devouring it :: XO: Thank you. :: makes the fruit go away ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:13:51
CSO: Our quarters are spread all over the ship.
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 23:13:56
CSO: Last I checked, that is correct.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 23:14:01
::Nods.:: NAV: Lead the way, dear boy. ::Trots along.::
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 23:14:10
:: walks to the camp ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:14:17
:: nods at Acacia :: MED: We had to have been chosen deliberately.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 23:14:26
:: yawns again before answering :: CSO: I work on the bridge, but that doesn't mean I'm senior staff.
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 23:14:28
:: leads Ilaihr and Jude back the way he came and calls out as they get close so that Tailor is not alarmed ::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:14:37
:: nods in agreement :: CSO: However it was decided, it seems intentional.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 23:15:41
::stands up from where she was sitting by the fire as the others walk into camp:: All: You made it back! CEO: Ilaihr! Good to see you! ::smiles::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:15:44
:: washes it down with a drink from the river, then returns to the fire ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:15:57
All: Figuring out how and/or why we got here might be the first step to getting the hell out of here.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 23:16:03
::Smiles back.:: CMO: Good Evening Doctor.
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 23:16:48
CMO: Don't act so surprised to see me. The woods have to do better than a spider fight to kill me.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 23:17:07
SCI: Spider fight?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 23:17:14
::Sits down, and quickly adopts a meditative position by the fire.:: ~CSO~: I have reached the other's camp. ::Hopes that she can hear him from this distance.::
NAV Lt Navarro 11-Dec-2019 23:17:19
:: looks to Jude with concern ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 23:17:36
All: As we have created shelter and fire, and have a reasonably dependable method for acquiring food, it would be a good idea for one of us to continue holding down the fort while the others of us go in search of other crew members.
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 23:17:42
CMO: I was attacked by a spider. I won. I think it's corpse is mushed onto my back somewhere.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 23:18:07
:: rests her head on Acacia's shoulder, beginning to conk again ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:18:11
CTO: Ilaihr is searching, so there's that.
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:18:12
:: agrees with that as well :: All: I think getting everyone who's here together is top of the list. I'm not even sure where to begin with figuring out how we got here.
CTO LtC Wolfe 11-Dec-2019 23:18:29
CSO: But if we went different directions, we could cover more ground.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:18:35
ACTION> Wright gets a faint sense of success from Ilaihr.
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:18:37
:: wraps an arm around Grey, not minding cuddles in the cold. ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 23:18:39
::chuckles:: SCI: Good that you won.. as long as you didn't get bitten or something.
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 23:18:54
CMO: Weeeeell....
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:19:06
All: The one thing I'm certain of is that we can't just focus on survival. ...I think I feel Ilaihr telling me... something good? :: hope swells in her breast ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 23:19:11
::looks at Jude:: SCI: You got bitten?
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 23:19:30
CMO: Considering the pain in my upper back right now, yes.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 23:20:06
SCI: Ok. Let me see.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 11-Dec-2019 23:20:23
::Exhales deeply, laying back on the ground.:: All: Time for me to rest for a few hours.... ::The exhaustion of the journey finally catches up with his old bones.::
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:21:13
:: looks to Wright, hoping it's good news ::
XO Cdr Kuari 11-Dec-2019 23:21:16
:: fruit eaten, finally lies down in a semi-circle around the fire, absorbing the heat ::
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:21:37
:: snuggles up against Kuari, grateful to finally be warm again ::
CSO Cdr Wright 11-Dec-2019 23:22:19
MED: He's.... far away... I can't get much more than "something good". :: sets aside her braiding and huddles against Acacia's other side ::
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 23:22:28
:: pulls up the back of her tank top ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 11-Dec-2019 23:22:36
:: twitches slightly in her sleep, nudging Acacia with her elbow faintly before she settled again, an audible growl coming from her stomach as well. ::
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 23:22:37
SCI: Sit by the fire so I have some light. ::inspects her upper back:: I hope that spider wasn't poisonous.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:23:14
ACTION> The bite mark on Jude's back is starting to swell, and is surrounded by red.
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 23:23:27
CMO: Well, if it was, don't put "lost a fight with a spider" in my obituary.
MED Lt Acacia 11-Dec-2019 23:23:34
:: sets aside the net as they all cuddle together :: All: Well, at least there's something good.
CMO Lt Tailor 11-Dec-2019 23:24:55
::checks the spider bite for swelling, necrosis, etc:: SCI: Not making any promises..
SCI LtJG Jude 11-Dec-2019 23:25:02
CMO: I don't need to be further humiliated if I do die from a lousy spider.
CO Capt Harper 11-Dec-2019 23:25:10