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Lost Harbor
On the morning of our fifth day here, the party prepares to break camp and follow Ilaihr’s telepathic sense, acquired from the local wildlife, of an area to fear because of a great new predator there. Could it be Commander Kuari? Prepare wisely for the journey and find out, taking what you can.
After 15-Jan-2020 00:00:00
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:15:40
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 21:16:42
:: mumbles to self :: Are we going to die here?
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:17:14
:: still mostly asleep in bed, the dimmer light indoors, along with being warmer and far more comfortable, having delayed the wake-up call that roused her the past few mornings, ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 21:17:28
:: has selected stuff to carry, based on using his stature for greater weight, and also based on being able to drop it easily without damage if any danger should arise ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 21:18:27
::Sits on a bank, feeling the energy of the forest; waiting for the others.::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:18:29
:: hands someone a pile of tinder wrapped in a leaf ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:18:45
:: carries the bugs wrapped in leaves she managed to muster in the fishing net, with the part containing items slung over her shoulder like a primitive backpack. She watches the ground, dancing over pointy things and following Ilaihr closely. ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Jan-2020 21:19:00
:: accepts the bundle of tinder, adding it to what he's tied to his primitive axe ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Jan-2020 21:20:39
::is busy gathering up all of her primitive gear that she's scrounged together so far::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 21:21:33
:: has nothing to gather, except her dignity ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:21:39
:: hustles to catch up with Ilaihr and Acacia, looking back to make sure the rest of the group is coming ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 21:21:45
CSO: If... you don't have a problem, I can scout from the trees. Warn of things coming up and all that? :: asks, preparing to scramble into the tree nearby. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:22:22
:: looks at Grey :: TAC2: You... uh... fell pretty hard out of the trees last night, didn't you?
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:23:05
:: sighs, just letting it happen at this point.. ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 21:23:19
CSO: Mmh-hm. It's not that bad, besides it's nice weather. The bark's dry by now, I can do it easily. :: dusts off the concern, bouncing on her toes ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Jan-2020 21:23:21
::this, of course takes less than five minutes, and is now ready to go, catching up to the others::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:23:22
:: the musty smell of the bedclothes registers to her senses as she turns over, and she opens her eyes when reality penetrates the fog in her mind ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:24:06
TAC2: ....well, whatever, I suppose. I suggest running it past the Colonel, he's the expert here.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 21:25:03
:: looks at Wolfe, raising an eyebrow hoping he would say it was okay before she climbed into the tree ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 21:25:27
:: can sense Kate waking, and smiles, not moving much :: CO: Sleep well?
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 21:25:59
:: has taken his space at the rear of the group, ready to protect his Navy officers. He calls the short distance to the front of the line :: TAC2: You should have recovered from that by now. I've personally hit you harder in training.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 21:26:09
::Whistles a jaunty tune, attracting a number of curious songbirds that watch him from the tree branches.::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:27:02
:: squeezes her eyes closed as she stretches, then blinks away the sleep in them and smiles at Kuari :: XO: Yes, better than I have since we arrived. How about you?
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:27:22
:: walks alongside Ilaihr ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:27:34
:: chuckles at the Marine banter, matching pace with Wright. She leans in, whispering conspiratorially :: CSO: I wonder if there's a civilization on this planet. It might be fun to visit, once we make it back to the ship.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 21:27:52
:: grins, taking that as a yes and scrambling into the trees, vanishing into the foliage :: CTO: Yes sir! :: moves from branch to branch, getting caught up with the rest of the group neatly, swinging when needed to cover spaces and all staying in pace with the group below ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Jan-2020 21:28:15
:: settles in to the walk, looking around like a pilot in the cockpit, scanning for anything useful or threatening ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 21:28:33
CO: Definitely! :: finally elongates into a stretch, much easier to do from on top of the covers than within, her tail and feet extending off the bottom edge and her wing off the side ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:28:52
:: nods and whispers back :: MED: Honestly, I would be genuinely excited to explore this place if we weren't apparently trapped here in our pajamas.
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Jan-2020 21:28:56
::watches the songbird chorus in amusement, thinking she should probably start making flora and fauna studies once they are able to do more than just survive::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:29:57
:: laughs at that :: CSO: Me too. What I'd give for a scanner, eh?
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:30:43
XO: A full night is heaven compared to a half night and a watch, that is certain. :: sits up, leaning against a pillow ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:30:56
:: nods with an expression of exaggerated anguish :: MED: At least then we might have more options for food!
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 21:32:16
:: walks right above them, branch to branch supporting her as she listened to their conversations, chuckling as she listened ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:33:19
:: groans appreciatively :: MED: Mmph.. some time when we're back on the ship, remind me to treat you to a Betazese salad.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 21:34:04
:: walking directly besides Acacia :: Can I just say: I miss showers.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 21:34:19
:: eagerly gets up once stretched, hopping off the bed politely instead of standing on it, and is immediately curious about the rest of the house and thinks it should be confirmed secure. She heads for the doorway of the bedroom ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:34:30
:: groans empathetically :: SCI: No, yeah, same.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 21:34:41
::One bird flies into the palm of Ilaihr's hand. He makes kissing noises so as to not startle it.:: Self: You're a pretty birdy aren't you. Look at those emerald feathers, and that magnificent beak. You're like budgerigar crossed with a curlew arent you? ::Chuckles, raising his hand up and letting the bird take flight again.::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:36:07
MED: Oooh, I would love that! And... :: looks up at Grey, and lowers her voice to a whisper, leaning in toward Emily to keep it private :: ...I'm glad you're reunited with... :: gestures back toward Navarro with her chin :: ...That has to be a comfort. :: smiles, but fails to hide the pained look in her eyes ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 21:36:09
:: looks at Ilaihr :: CEO: I too, wish I was a Disney princess.
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:36:42
ACTION> Ilaihr leads the party downstream as the sun rises higher, bringing a bit more warmth to the brisk morning.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 21:37:25
:: stays up in the trees like she had asked, every so often bounding off ahead and off to one direction or the other, checking for anything strange ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:38:21
:: glances back to Navarro, smiling magnanimously. She gives a light shrug, then shifts to a sympathetic frown, keeping her voice low as well :: CSO: I'm sure we'll find her. This planet isn't what gets Kate Harper. :: she reaches out to squeeze Wright's hand ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 21:38:30
SCI: One must respect nature, child. ::Smiles, before continuring on.:: All: Come young ones, we have much territory to cross.
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Jan-2020 21:38:40
:: catches Emily's glance and returns a charming smile ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Jan-2020 21:38:41
::briefly wonders whether Jude is delirious before remembering that "Disney" is some kind of pop culture thing from a few hundred years ago involving singing princesses who talk to birds somehow::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:40:21
:: gets out of bed and brushes her hair, then tucks the kitchen knife from the bedside table into her belt before leaving the bedroom ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:40:51
MED: ...If she's even here at all. I kinda hope she's not.
:: but squeezes back, grateful ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:41:28
:: bites her lip to stifle a laugh, shrugging :: CSO: If she's on the Atlantis, she's looking for us.. and, if I dare say, pissed.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:42:41
:: also has to stifle a laugh at that :: MED: Let's hope so. A pissed Kate Harper can do pretty much anything she sets her mind to!
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 21:43:02
:: climbs down out of the tree, having kinda been enough with up there and falls into line at their side, glancing around every so often ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 21:43:36
:: satisfies herself with a search of the house and goes to the kitchen sink, lapping at the water from the tap ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 21:44:03
:: keeps intent watch behind the group, even though the worst predator they've encountered besides themselves was a spider. Still... you never know. ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:44:31
:: releases Wright's hand shortly after, shifting her grip on the net which she holds with one hand to keep it from sliding about. She turns her attention to Jude :: SCI: How are you feeling today?
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:45:02
:: ducks into the bathroom for a minute, then out into the living area :: XO: So, today is different than the last four.
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Jan-2020 21:45:11
::walks along with the others, paying attention to the lay of the land, wondering if it's all just forest on this planet::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 21:45:55
MED: Meh. I just want to lay in my soft cozy bed.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 21:46:00
:: sits down on the floor in the living area, regarding Harper :: CO: We're in a house?
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:46:12
:: looks up at the sky, trying to judge how long until midday ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:46:27
:: nods :: XO: And no traveling somewhere else to camp.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:47:24
:: sighs, nodding sympathetically :: SCI: Same. I'm ready to sleep for a good eighteen hours.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 21:48:22
::Closes his eyes, humming to himself as leads the group, being mindful of the landmarks, making sure they match up and align correctly.::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 21:48:48
:: nods, smiling, but it fades after a moment, concerned that maybe they should keep looking ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 21:49:53
MED: I also want to pet an animal that won't kill me
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:50:10
:: worries about Anna when Jude says that ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:50:44
:: had the same thought, and voices it despite not knowing what Kuari is thinking :: XO: We are not giving up, Kuari. Being stranded here may end up as our lives, but I am not prepared to concede that just yet. Our crew, and our families are somewhere, even if they are not here.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:51:30
:: frowns at that, already concerned about her critters.. especially Apollo. She nods in agreement, not wanting to linger on it. :: SCI/SCO: It'll be alright. One of those feelings, you know?
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 21:54:01
:: thinks in silence for a minute :: MED/CSO: Would the captain allow dogs?
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 21:54:58
:: nods, straightening somewhat, comforted that Kate is feeling the same way she is :: CO: Yes, we will not give up. Although...I'm thinking I should do some more hunting today, stock up on some food in case the weather turns bad, and I could learn the area better.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:55:14
SCI: I... don't know. I've never asked. I don't know if a ship is the best place for most dogs, though.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:55:54
:: nods thoughtfully :: SCI/CSO: It'd need to be a small dog, one that wouldn't be bothered. Then she'd be fine with it I think.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:56:05
:: nods, agreeing ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:56:08
:: nods :: XO: That was what I was going to suggest. I will inventory what we have here that is useful before gathering wood and getting the fire going again.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 21:56:57
MED/CSO: Ah. Well, then I suppose a great dane is out of the question. :: grins, trying to make obvious she is joking ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 21:57:25
:: smiles, more content at heart and energized in spirit to have a plan in place for the day, and gets up to prepare to leave on her journey ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 21:58:25
:: laughs, also joking :: SCI/CSO: You'd have to keep it in the holodeck. Then it'd end up living a very confusing life.
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 21:58:33
:: grabs one of the fruits on the counter from last night and devours it ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 21:59:12
:: pauses, then picks up that it's a joke and laughs as well ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 21:59:56
MED/CSO: True. But herding dogs would love farm holodeck programs. All the sheep they can corral.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:00:35
:: snorts, imagining Apollo in an endless field of catnip :: SCI/CSO: You could make any animal a perfect holodeck program..
:: obviously considers it ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:00:53
:: touches her stomach self-consciously when it makes a loud hungry noise :: SCI/MED: I have several holodeck programs for Anna, actually.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 22:01:26
MED/CSO/SCI: Have you met our animals yet? :: asks from her position at the side of the group ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:01:46
TAC2: You know, I don't think I have.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:01:58
TAC2: You have animals?
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 22:02:05
:: doesn't grab one of the fruits on the counter since she's going out to collect more, and instead finds a bag in the bedroom closet and slings it over her back between her wings, testing to make sure it doesn't get in the way of flight. She walks out into the main room :: CO: I'll do a round outside the house to make sure nothing dangerous is around before I leave.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:02:11
:: looks over at Grey, shaking her head :: TAC2: What animals have you got?
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:02:42
:: opens the sliding door and peers out :: XO: I appreciate it. I have to get firewood, after all.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 22:03:36
:: hums in affirmative :: CSO/SCI/MED: Two of them, one's a cat we rescued last shore leave and the other is a dog we rescued a year ago. :: sighs and shrugs :: Cat's named Hell for his personality, dog's named Solandis.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:04:47
:: snorts :: All: Apollo is my cat, she's named that because as a kitten she'd never shut up. My mom said she was a poet.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 22:05:17
:: waits for Kate to move and exits out the sliding door, being much easier to open than the unpowered front door, and does a round of the house, circling it and sniffing the area ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:05:28
:: meekly :: All: Anna is my cat, I named her Anna because I liked it.
Self: She looks like an Anna.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:05:59
:: nods cheerfully in agreement :: CSO: I love cats that look like people.
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:06:15
:: steps outside and takes a few deep breaths of the brisk morning air, it reminding her of her holodeck program in Central Park ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 22:06:37
CSO: Anna's a cute name for a cat! :: attempts to reassure Wright :: CSO: Better than my mom's idea for a cat... Eleanor. Or Elliot. :: shudders slightly, grinning brightly ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:07:06
:: thinks a moment :: I'd like to name a dog Lucifer. Mostly cause it sounds badass.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 22:07:23
Checks the area carefully, then circles back and nods at Kate :: CO: All clear. I'll be back later with whatever I can find! I have an extra bag, to carry more. :: gestures to the pack on her back ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 22:07:26
:: sarcastically :: TAC2: Don't forget Eliezer.
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:08:27
XO: Good hunting! :: actually gets to mean that literally ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 22:08:38
:: laughs wickedly, eyes glinting towards her commander. :: CTO: No, I wouldn't dare, sir! :: grins laughing.:: SCI: Expect a lot of weird looks when you're walking them and they ask what the dog's name is.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 22:08:48
::Points his stick in the direction they are going, lining it up with a particular looking bend in the river.:: All: The first landmark!
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:08:51
XO: ...and come back safely.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:09:11
SCI: Lucifer actually means "light-bringer."
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:09:54
:: looks up as Ilaihr raises a stick. She chuckles, smirking :: All: I wonder what our animals name us.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:10:31
:: looks at Ilaihr and then tries to figure out what landmark he is pointing at ::
MED: .....that's deep, man.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 22:10:51
:: smiles again, having done that a lot the past twelve hours, and nods dutifully before trotting off to find more of an opening to take flight ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:11:31
ACTION> Time passes as the party travels, and the afternoon arrives, the sun never making it very high in the sky.
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 22:11:33
MED: I'd bet that animals don't think in words unless it's words we give them.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 22:11:53
:: snickers :: MED: Probably Feeder and Pillow. Seeing that's the way I handle them.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:11:54
:: nods :: CSO: and the mythological name for the planet Venus.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:12:42
:: nods :: CTO/All: Or what concept they associate you with. Like food-giver, or big, dumb, hairless cat that doesn't hunt for itself. Something like that.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:13:10
:: notes where the zenith of the sun was and that it never made it very high :: All: Well, assuming that this is a fairly standard planet, we must be distant from the equator and/or it is winter.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 22:13:16
laughs MED: Remind me to never have you over. Hell'll try and hunt for you if he thinks you're awesome.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:13:42
:: grins, wagging her eyebrows :: TAC2: You thing I'm.. awesome~?
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:13:42
CSO: Considering the weather, I would bet both.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 22:14:19
:: laughs and shoves Acacia slightly :: MED: His full name's Hell-beast for a darn good reason.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:14:27
:: looks at Wright :: CSO: It could certainly be winter.
:: chuckles, shoving Grey back ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 22:15:27
CSO: That's the issue with the conifers. They don't drop leaves. :: laughs and goes with the shove, grinning at Acacia. :: MED: You wanna go?
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 22:15:56
:: clears his throat ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:15:58
:: thinks about it for a second :: TAC2: Mmm.. nah. :: she smirks ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:16:02
All: Well, we have no way of knowing what the axial tilt situation is.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:16:30
CSO: Nor how far we are from the sun. But we have to presume habitability, as we are.. existent.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:17:05
:: nods :: MED: We can make some hypotheses based on observations, but it'll take time and data to confirm them.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:17:59
:: chuckles, shrugging :: CSO: Shame I forgot my notebook.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:18:38
MED: Well, if we're stuck here forever, at least paper is pretty low-tech to make! :: feigns enthusiasm ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:18:44
MED/CSO: Why are yall so insistent on science shit when we are stranded in the unknown wilderness?
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 22:18:59
:: is bored with the fact that nothing has attacked the group. He had secretly hoped for a little bit of a scuffle with... something. It's been days since he had a good calisthenics run instead of just surviving. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:19:12
SCI: You're a scientist, too, you know.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:19:31
CSO: A scientist that wants to just get out of here alive.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:20:12
:: tilts her head back slightly, raising a brow :: SCI/CSO: Part of survival is flexing your brain. We have to keep thinking as much as we have to keep moving.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 22:20:12
:: hears Wolfe's throat-clear, quickly falling silent, listening. This isn't what she's educated for. ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:20:41
:: by this time, she's inventoried the useful stuff in the house, and used the sink to wash a set of bed sheets and some more of the clothes that once belonged to the smaller of the two former occupants of this place ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:20:43
SCI: Science gives us some pretty major survival tools, Linxi.
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:21:08
:: has hung the sheets and clothes outside while she goes in search of firewood ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:22:30
:: sticks her tongue out playfully :: SCI: But if you want us to keep it down, we can.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:23:29
MED: No, no. Do your thing. After all, if we come across broken pottery, id expect yall to tolerate me. :: smirks ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:23:38
:: makes a mental note to have a serious talk with Linxi about science if they ever get back to their normal lives ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:23:41
:: the search for firewood is easier today, since it is drier, and after some time she's hauled a few loads back to the patio ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:25:44
:: keeps her spirits up, a bounce in her step as she walks. She hopes to reassure the others with sheer confidence :: All: Well, we have a pretty good skill set between us. If we do take the time to build something bigger, it'd be awesome.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 22:26:07
::Sighs.:: Self: No appreciation for the land... or the adventure. ::Shakes his head, as he veers off, and steps into the river; locking his stick between rocks so the current doesnt sweep him away.::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:26:19
:: nods agreement :: MED: I'm confident that we could make a go of it here if we had to.
MED: With some time and experimentation, we could test the fauna for safety in consumption and medicinal usage. We could understand the flow of the seasons. We could build much.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:27:39
CSO: I call dibs on mud huts
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:28:52
ACTION> The afternoon draws on, with the trip down the river revealing beautiful scenery, but no additional signs of civilization.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:29:32
:: makes sure the flame is passed from one torch to another as fuel is exhausted ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:29:41
:: fantasizes for a moment about what it would take to build a house from nothing, tapping her chin and smirking thoughtfully :: CSO: At least so far I think, I'm glad, I've managed not to disappoint my ancestors. :: she laughs :: CSO: Great grandma would smile on a mud hut.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 22:29:58
::Stretches his chest out and cracks his back, looking up at the sunny sky, letting the cold water ease his old bones., giving a look of relief for a moment, before he carries on walking.::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:30:54
:: looks at the sky and frowns :: All: We should start looking for a place to make camp for the night.
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 22:31:11
CEO: You sure you know where you're headed, mate?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 22:32:35
::Raise his finger, looking around for a second; takes a deep breath, and disappears below the water.::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:32:58
:: looks over at the water in confusion ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:33:00
:: stops, watching Ilaihr with concern. ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:33:47
:: has gotten the fire going through her now practiced efforts, and arranges the sheets and clothes nearby so that they finish drying with the fire's aid ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:34:27
:: stops next to Acacia, gesturing for the group to stop ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:34:36
:: looks over at the water ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 22:35:13
::Emerges, over a hundred yards down river.:: All: I have located the second landmark! I was looking for a ditch, whilst flying... but I was searching the wrong fluid. ::Nods, then climbs back onto the bank.::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:35:42
CEO: Flying?
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:35:44
:: shakes her head ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 22:36:09
:: is surprised at Ilaihr's... disappearing act, shaking her head in slight amusement ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Jan-2020 22:36:22
:: isn't sure that Ilaihr can surprise him anymore ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:36:24
:: doesn't get it, but keeps following along ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:36:30
:: then moves to catch up with him, yelling so he can hear her :: CEO: Ilaihr, we need to look for a place to make camp for the night!
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 22:36:31
SCI: What is swimming, but flying in water?
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:37:03
:: nods :: CEO: You got a point.
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 22:38:46
:: thinks about flight dynamics for a second :: CEO: Except sideways.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 22:39:19
CSO: That is a most agreeable idea, my dear. ::Smiles.::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:39:26
CTO: Also a point.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 22:41:10
::Shakes himself off, approaching Wright.:: CSO: There should a suitable spot nearby.
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:41:49
:: gets a glass of water from inside and takes a few minutes to rest by the fire, enjoying the warmth, along with the relative lack of fatigue since she's burned far fewer calories today ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:42:22
CEO: How much further do you think it is?
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:43:03
:: carrying all the wood was work, of course, but today, it wasn't preceded by walking several kilometers ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:44:30
:: nudges Wright :: CSO: We should keep an eye out and grab some vines as we near camp. We'll need to reinforce the net to reuse it.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 22:44:43
CSO: Most forest animals wont sleep directly by a river, but they will remain close by. It should be within a few hundred metres of here.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:45:31
CEO: predator is that close??
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 22:46:13
:: looks around, seeing if he can spot... something... that they're discussing. ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:46:32
ACTION> Within a few minutes, Ilaihr is able to lead the party to a suitable campsite.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:46:34
:: closes her eyes, taking a deep breath and sensing.. Wright, Jude, Ilaihr, Grey... ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 22:47:07
:: would kill for a shower. ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 22:47:31
CSO: I believe another day's travel, and we should make it.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:47:58
:: looks crestfallen, realizing her misunderstanding :: CEO: Oh. I see.
All: Alright, let's split up tasks. We need to gather firewood, first and foremost, and also see to some shelter and food.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:49:49
:: looks around, assessing their new landscape. ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 22:50:53
::Rests his hand on Wright's shoulder.:: ~CSO~: I am sorry, child. ::Walks away.::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 22:51:09
:: having had two successful hunts so far and collected from particularly ripe and fruitful trees she couldn't pass up, is now finishing up her last pass up river in her grid pattern search from the air above the trees. The air is cold, but she's determined to bring back a good haul for the night. She's about to turn to look at the sun's position when its light glints off something below, along the river. Upon closer study, it appears to be people lined up along the edge. People! Kuari quickly banks to one side with intent to hide behind the trees, not knowing who these people are and their intent, but what if she knows them? Reflexively, she blocks access to her mind, not that her telepathy has so far been found compatible with any other species other than her own.
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:51:26
:: checks her laundry then ducks back into the house to look around some more ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:52:08
:: almost has a cry from the old man's kind act of sympathy, but tucks in her lower lip and sets about organizing the setup of the camp as if rank still matters, since she'd technically be in command ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:52:19
:: looks up, thinking she heard something.. no, must be the wind. She sets the net down, stretching her back ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 22:54:00
:: is staying vigilant. Has not noticed anything out of the ordinary on this seemingly-overly-safe-planet. ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:54:12
:: looks around at the surroundings ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 22:55:09
:: is resting a moment before going out for firewood. ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 22:55:29
:: digging in the closet where she found a machine she could only guess was for washing clothes, she finds a few things for cleaning, and starts cleaning up a bit ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:55:35
:: gets to work looking for vines and twigs in the waning light ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:56:13
:: is dragging firewood back to the camp :: CTO: Wolfe! A hand?
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 22:56:31
:: breaking through the canopy and drops lower and lands harder than her usual delicacy against the side of a tree's trunk where the branches are sparse, the fading light making it more difficult and treacherous, and digs her claws in desperately in order to not fall. She catches her breath, hugging with her wings to the tree and peers carefully around one side to get a better, more stable look at the people ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 22:57:12
:: lightly runs over to Wright, his feet now much more used to the rough ground than they had been when he and Wright woke up in strange surroundings. A moment later he's at her side :: CSO: Of course.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 22:58:10
:: senses the presence of... something nearby, and nudges Ilaihr ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 22:58:57
:: again thinks she hears something, looking around and mumbling something about birds, picking up her pace ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 22:59:45
:: tramps through the brush to get more wood and drag it back ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 23:00:49
:: speaks softly as he and Wright keep pace :: CSO: Another day to this... predator. Do you think it could be... Commander Kuari?
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 23:01:25
CTO: I hope so. I'd rather not face an actual predator.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 23:01:26
CEO: I think there's something... I sense some sort of presence.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 23:01:36
::Looks to Jude.::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 23:01:41
:: can now identify the sounds and is almost overwhelmed with hope. She pushes off the tree, probably with less care than she should, intending to land directly amongst them. It's moments before she's close and flaps mightily just above the ground, landing lightly next to the main camp! ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 23:01:53
CSO: Agreed.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 23:02:03
:: drops some vines on the net to work with later. She jumps, gasping :: All: Kuari!?
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 23:02:08
:: opens eyes widely :: Well. I guess I was right.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 23:02:14
SCI: I believe you are correct.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Jan-2020 23:02:32
:: straightens in disbelief, blinking up at the sky. :: XO: Commander!
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 23:02:45
:: dragging wood back into camp as a dragon lands right in front of her :: Gyah! .... XO: K....KUARI!!!!
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 23:02:48
All: Hey everyone! Wow, I can't believe I found you!
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 23:02:54
XO: I have never been happier to see a giant flying lizard. :: grins ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 23:02:58
:: drops the wood and hugs her friend ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 23:03:12
:: still has enough sense not to bellow loudly in this strange place, but can't help but bounce up and down ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Jan-2020 23:03:40
:: beams at the Commander, glad to see her ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 23:04:00
::Chuckles, before approaching Kuari, brushing his hand down her muzzle for a second, and staring into her eye; then laughs.:: XO: You were the predator.
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 23:04:24
:: finishes tidying up as best she can, and surveys her work with some pride; the cleaning, along with having aired the place out all day, has made a marked improvement in the state of the house ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 23:04:50
:: joins the hug, excited ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 23:04:53
::Laughs a bit more, giving the Rucaran a genial smile, before plodding off.::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 23:05:23
:: is joyously hugged and returns Ilaihr's look, not understanding what he means, and notices his lack of clothing. She then looks at everyone in turn, assessing their unusual states of dress and the things they are carrying :: All: How long have you been here? What happened? Is everyone safe?
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 23:05:31
:: closes the windows and then moves outside to tend to the fire ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 23:05:58
:: stands back from the group, but is certainly not unhappy to see Kuari. And yet, he's down to business :: XO: Do you have a party, Commander?
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 23:06:15
XO: I fought a spider.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 23:06:30
:: is about to respond to Kuari, but she pauses, more interested in Wolfe's question ::
XO: Everyone with us is well enough.. spider bite not withstanding.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 23:07:00
:: looks at Kuari with such painful hope ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 23:09:02
:: listens to everyone, then looks at Wolfe, grinning :: CTO: I'm with Captain Harper. Well, she's back at..."camp". We found an actual house. Come, we can make it if we leave now!
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 23:09:27
XO: A... house?
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 23:09:28
:: eyes widen :: Eeee!!!!!!!
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 23:09:40
:: sighs with relief ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 23:09:41
:: sits down in one of the patio chairs and relaxes while she waits for Kuari to return with dinner ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 23:09:44
:: is hugged again, a bit more furiously ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Jan-2020 23:10:04
XO: How long a flight is it from here?
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 23:10:17
:: jumping up and down and hugging :: XO: Kate is with you!? Is she okay? Is it far? Can we go now?? RIGHT NOW???
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 23:10:17
:: scoops up the net and the handful of vines she manages to gather, ready to go ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 23:10:48
:: giggles :: CSO: Yes, now, now, now!
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 23:11:23
XO: We were actually tracking you. ::Smiles.::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 23:11:32
:: grabs the torch and will follow Kuari wherever she leads ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Jan-2020 23:11:47
:: gathers up all that he was carrying, sensing that the day's journey is not quite over ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 23:12:01
:: groans, tired ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 23:12:47
:: looks at Ilaihr quizzically again :: CEO: How?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 23:13:07
XO/CSO: I will need to rest for a moment, before we leave. Perhaps, I should give you a head start. I will catch up.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Jan-2020 23:13:07
XO: It'salongstorywe'lltellyoulaterlet'sgo
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 23:13:28
:: is behind Ilaihr so he won't see, and gestures wiggling antennae towards Kuari with two fingers ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Jan-2020 23:13:43
XO: Can I just. Nap on you on the way?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Jan-2020 23:14:32
MED: You are familiar with my powers of telepathy and blindsense, are you not? ::Slowly turns to the doctor, with a grin.::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Jan-2020 23:14:56
:: nods at Wright :: CSO: Yes, tell me the details on the way. Follow me!
MED Lt Acacia 15-Jan-2020 23:15:01
:: grins at him, not trying to hide the gesture as she expects him to turn :: CEO: Simplistic but accurate. :: she follows! ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Jan-2020 23:15:02
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