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Lost Harbor
On the sunny, brisk morning of the tenth day, we all get to wake up in musty, but comfortable, beds in the hotel that now serves as our makeshift home. As everyone rouses and makes their way out of their warm blankets into the cold, we shall gather by the fire for breakfast and decide how to move forward from here, advancing toward our goal of returning to our real home aboard Atlantis.
After 15-Apr-2020 00:00:00
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:15:43
:: she dries and dresses after emerging from a cold shower, then tests curling her fingers on her wounded arm, finding them better than they were yesterday, with less pain ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:17:44
:: awakes with a stretch and rolls over to see if Grey's awake yet ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 21:18:02
:: still passed out, snoring lightly amidst the rumpled bedding ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 21:18:03
:: acting as a heat battery for Emily and Riley, half-awake, but staying put ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 21:18:36
:: is dead asleep for the moment, enjoying the softness of a bed. ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:19:17
:: brushes her hair out and ties it back in the silver clip, then heads out see about Lexy ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 21:19:38
::rolls over and flops an arm over the side of the bed, then ends up diagonal, and then wakes up::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:20:14
:: opens her door and peers down the hallway, knowing someone is awake having heard water flowing through pipes ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 21:20:19
:: has woken up early for the first time in forever, and has decided to go for a jog ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:20:51
:: sits up and slowly slides out of bed, careful not to stir too much. She gets up to take a cold shower as well. ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 21:21:20
::Is meditating in the light of the new day, on the roof; his mind watching movement on his perceptual horizon, as the night shift of nature ends, and the morning animals awaken.::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 21:21:39
:: she jerks awake at Emily's movement, blinking tiredly as she sits up in an attempt to shake herself awake :: MED: M-Morning...
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 21:21:57
:: smiles at Emily as she gets up, but he stays in bed ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:22:22
TAC2: Morning~! :: she calls cheerfully as she carefully unwinds the braid on her head so she can wash her hair ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 21:22:38
::schleps herself out of bed, thinking it's probably waaaay too early still, shuffling to the bathroom::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 21:23:15
TAC2: Sleep well?
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:24:10
:: makes quick use of the shower given the cold, stepping out and coiling herself into a towel with a shiver as soon as she's clean ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:24:36
:: sits down next to Lexy on the bed and brushes her cheek with her fingers ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:25:31
:: trots down the hall, only the soft thumping of her footfalls to be heard ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 21:25:38
::Opens his eyes to look upon the sky.::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 21:25:39
::gets cleaned up, changes into her second outfit so she can wash the first one today, rolls hair in a towel and is mostly sorta ready to greet the day::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:25:44
:: quietly :: CSO: Goooood morning, love...
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 21:26:42
:: opens one eye ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:26:57
:: comes out of the bathroom dressed and with her hair wound up in a towel, smiling at Navarro and Grey :: TAC2/NAV: Mornin', sunshine.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 21:27:08
:: gets back to hotel, and goes back to room to grab numerous towels ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 21:27:24
MED: Good morning! :: sits up and slides out of bed, popping up to his feet ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 21:27:56
:: stirs ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:28:30
TAC2: So, we can get started working when you feel up to it.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 21:28:32
:: she then goes up to the roof. And starts wiping down whatever Ilaihr didn’t finish ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 21:29:28
::Hold out his palms, to feel the heat of the sun. He ponders the sensation for a moment, before rising to his feet. He looked over the solar panels he had cleaned the night before, mumbled to himself, then in his usual mysterious manner floated his way downstairs.::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 21:29:52
:: grins, swinging herself out of the bed slowly before reaching a hand towards Acacia for help standing :: MED: Perfect. That sounds perfect.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:30:00
:: smiles at the open eye :: CSO: Time to get uuuuuup....
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:30:49
:: wraps an arm under Ryleigh's shoulder, helping her up and acting as her crutch. She turns, pulling the towel off of her head and discarding it on a bed post as she makes her way for the door :: TAC2: I'll show you the thing I found, it's in the kitchen.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 21:31:16
CO: Mmmph. :: closes the eye and rubs her face before sitting up with a groan ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 21:31:29
::shuffles back into the room, staring at the mini replicator and punching a few likely buttons, just in case the thing actually makes some kind of coffee and is somehow powered again::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:31:47
Synthesizer> :: is quiet and dark ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:32:05
:: tours the lower floor, sniffing around and making sure everything is empty and safe for the crew ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 21:32:06
::sticks her tongue out at the synthesizer::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:32:46
:: she gives her wife a hug :: Lots to do today! Meet you downstairs?
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 21:33:30
:: opens the door for them as Emily and Riley approach the door ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 21:33:32
::Makes his way to the locked door, studying the door pad; hoping the capacitors were in a better working order than the ones in the cabin, that some power was being stored and distributed.::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 21:33:41
::gives up and exits the room to go downstairs, towel still on her head and wearing a pair of fuzzy hotel slippers and a fluffy robe she found in the closet. ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 21:33:57
:: taps the solar panels :: Wakey wakey, wise and shine. Providing power is in your design. :: starts laughing at her own rhymes. Ahh. Funny. ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:34:03
:: climbs the stairs, smiling at Tailor along the way ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 21:34:20
::returns the hug and blinks, still waking up :: CO: Oh yeah... I'll hurry. :: makes her way toward the bathroom ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 21:34:28
XO: Morning, Kuari ::smiles::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:34:52
:: ducks out the door as Lexy disappears into the bathroom, rested and in clean clothes, feeling remarkably good, all things considered ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 21:35:13
:: grins, following Acacia to where she was directing, curious :: MED: Awesome.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:36:08
:: nods back to Tailor and goes back down the hallway outside their rooms ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:36:58
:: runs into Kuari in the hall :: XO: Good morning, Kuari!
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:37:29
:: leads Grey to the back of the restaurant kitchen where cleaning supplies are stacked, leaving Grey at the end of the last prep table and grabbing a big metal ladder to shove it out of the way. Underneath is a wooden ladder a bit taller than her, and she pulls it out to examine it with a grunt :: TAC2: Hrnk--hah! Yeah, look at this.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 21:37:53
:: quickly performs her ablutions, thinking that mornings are the worst regardless of what planet you're on ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:38:00
:: grins, stopping to greet Harper :: CO: Good morning!
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 21:38:06
:: sleeping comfortably, is completely unaware of those moving around the building. Which is strange, because he's usually such a light sleeper. ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 21:38:17
:: ducks into the bathroom and takes care of the morning routine, though he could really use a shave ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:38:18
CO: How's your arm?
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:38:52
:: holds her arm out and wiggles her fingers :: XO: It still hurts, but nowhere near as badly as it did yesterday.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 21:38:53
Oi come on mates. You can do this. :: continues wiping them over with the towels ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:39:10
ACTION> There are a lot more solar panels on the roof, still mostly covered in snow and dirt.
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 21:40:42
:: pulls on some fresh clothes and heads downstairs ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:41:32
:: takes a sniff :: CO: Good. You are strong. You will survive.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 21:41:47
:: reaches a hand to touch the ladder curiously, expression thoughtful. :: MED: It... I think it'll work! We just need to cut it down a little bit, but it should do its purpose for me. ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:42:25
:: walks the ladder over to stand it next to Grey. It's about six foot, so taller than both of them. She places a hand on it just under the level of Grey's armpit :: TAC2: Right, this could work.. so cut it, like, here, and maybe use a piece from one of the steps, plus some fabric and padding maybe ripped out of a chair.. :: she waves a hand :: TAC2: Boom.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:42:53
:: smiles :: XO: With a little help from my friends. :: starts walking down the stairs as she talks :: How did you sleep?
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 21:43:01
:: hums, nodding. :: MED: Perfect. Maybe we can see if Wolfe has any cutting implements on him.
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 21:43:33
:: adds some kindling and wood to the dying embers of last night's fire, getting it going again ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 21:43:44
::Sighs to himself, the keypad not powering up.:: Self: I grow tired of these games.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 21:44:14
:: hums the 24th century version of heigh ho heigh ho off to work we go ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:44:33
:: nods. First, she clears the prep table of all of the tubs and utensils on it, then shoves the ladder onto the prep table with a heave. She takes a second to catch her breath, then offers Grey her hand once more to act as a crutch and go look for something to cut with :: TAC2: Hah, I mean he does have spears but maybe a saw?
:: shakes her head immediately :: Self: We won't find a saw. A... :: she looks up :: TAC2: Bread knife? Are there knives?
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:45:42
CO: I slept well. This is a very comfortable place, and strong and secure. :: takes most of her weight down the stairs on her front feet as they descend ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 21:46:27
:: grins, nodding :: MED: Probably... Knowing my Officer, Wolfe'll probably have those either in his room or on him. We need to ask if we can borrow one. ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:47:15
:: laughs at that :: TAC2: Nice. Do you know which room he was in? :: she heads back for the stairs ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:47:23
:: over the last week or so, she had actually grown accustomed to Kuari's presence while she slept, enough that she noticed its absence last night :: XO: Yes. It is a fortunate find for us. :: heads out into the courtyard once they get down the stairs ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:48:27
:: stops by Wolfe's room and taps on his door ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 21:48:35
:: has a dream. He never dreams. These are truly weird times. ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:49:00
:: takes a deep breath of the cold morning air, then steps up to the fire and warms up for a few minutes ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 21:49:04
:: shrugs, using Acacia as an aide. :: MED: Find Commander Kuari, and chances are you'll find Wolfe ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:49:44
:: heards no movement and taps again ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:50:30
:: just goes with it, helping the injured officer into the hallway. When she spots Kuari immediately, she's a little spooked. Is this girl psychic? :: TAC2: Oh--nice. That was easy.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 21:50:34
:: moves on to the next panels ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 21:50:48
:: integrates the tapping on his door into his current dream where he is at 1980s Space Camp on board Space Shuttle Atlantis and a little robot is about to cause the left booster to work in ways that don't actually happen, but now they're going to have to launch the Shuttle. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 21:51:51
:: pulls the brush through her hair and ties it into a low pony, then dresses in fresh clothes and makes her way down to the courtyard less than 10 minutes later ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:52:09
:: quietly opens Wolfe's unlocked door and slips inside, finding him still in bed ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 21:52:59
:: has a seat downstairs for this. Not even a good seat where you can see out a window. ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 21:53:06
:: does a little gesture, grinning at her friend :: MED: Told you. :: limps forward, not letting go of Acacia until she was at the doorway :: CTO: Sir! SIR!
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 21:53:10
::Marches off to the courtyard, muttering to himself.::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:53:23
:: has now gone into their supply of meat, both leftover and fresh, and has them cooking over the fire ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:53:32
:: blinks :: TAC2: At least knock. :: she snorts back a laugh ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 21:53:42
:: greets Kate :: CO: Need help?
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 21:54:19
CSO: Sure! :: hands her a makeshift skewer and some meat ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 21:55:05
::goes to the courtyard area to grab one of the empty pots, and hauls it back to the kitchen to put water in it for boiling::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 21:55:07
:: BOLTS upright out of bed and almost makes it to the foot of the bed without touching anything, covers going everywhere. :: Shouting: WE'VE GOT TO LAUNCH!
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:55:23
:: jumps onto Wolfe's dresser in alarm ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 21:55:31
:: startles, wondering if that meant something as she hears it through the door :: Self: What..?
Self: Launch the hotel like a ship? :: she imagines it ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 21:55:54
:: looks around, gets his bearings, and realizes he is not aboard... any... Atlantis.
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 21:56:23
::stops midway to the courtyard hearing the shouting, looking up:: Self: ooookay
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 21:57:39
:: looks up and sees Kuari semi-cowering on the dresser, looks down at himself, and realizes why he awoke the way he did. He clears his throat. :: TAC2: Yes, Lieutenant? :: makes eye contact with Kuari ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 21:57:42
::Walks to the gates of the courtyard and begins pacing; still mumbling to himself.::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 21:58:09
:: starts putting meat on the skewer, then looks over at Ilaihr pacing nearby :: CEO: ...Something on your mind?
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 21:58:21
:: glances at Acacia, a mischevious grin present, before giggling at the shout :: CTO: We need a knife, or something saw-like to cut through a ladder to make a crutch for me. Do you have anything like that on you, sir?
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 21:58:37
:: clinging to the dresser edges :: CTO: Um, good morning. I just came in to wake you up.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 21:59:34
:: keeps cleaning solar panels ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 21:59:59
XO: Would have been less exciting if you had... :: raises his voice :: TAC2 et al: At the doors to the courtyard, where everyone has access.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:00:26
:: raises an eyebrow and grins, looking to Grey :: TAC2: Right on. Let's go.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 22:00:36
CTO: Perfect, thank you sir. :: follows Acacia's lead ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 22:00:43
::shakes her head and continues on to the kitchen with her stockpot::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:00:44
:: heads up to the roof, having heard about solar panels ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 22:01:01
CSO: Everything... ::His head twitches unsettlingly.:: Everything is on my mind. All the echoes and the voices, the feelings of hope and progress; and then it ends!
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:01:23
:: hops down from the dresser ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:01:30
:: had turned to greet Ilaihr with a sunny smile, but it turns into a puzzled expression ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:02:00
:: spots the fire as they near the door to the courtyard :: TAC2: Mm.. someone's cooking.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:02:04
:: looks at him with confusion and concern :: CEO: Wha- are you okay?
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 22:02:18
XO: They probably knew that already.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:02:56
:: shakes her head and leaves Wolfe's room, now that he's awake, to give him some privacy ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 22:04:20
::Shuffles around.:: CSO: I must keep searching... ::Stares out the gates.:: I grow tired of these games... ::Shakes his head.:: Self: Must locate the device...
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:05:06
:: cants her head again, then speaks up :: CEO: Commander? How are the solar panels on the roof?
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 22:05:40
:: moves onto next panel ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:05:57
:: arrives on the roof to find Jude cleaning :: SCI: Could you use a hand?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 22:06:07
CO: I cleaned several during the night. I believe lieutenant Jude is cleaning the rest. Still no power.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:06:45
:: holds several meat skewers over the fire and watches, listening ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 22:06:51
:: looks over :: NAV: Oh yeah! Sure, that would be great. Just get some towels from somewhere.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:06:52
:: enters the courtyard, taking note of everyone there, and looks up when she hears Jude on the roof ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 22:06:59
::Paces around more, angrily staring at the skyline.::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:07:08
:: nods, thinking this sounds a bit more normal, but she's still concerned :: CEO: ... are you alright, Ilaihr?
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 22:07:37
:: steps into his bathroom and takes an invigoratingly cold shower.
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:07:49
:: grabs a towel from the pile and gets cleaning ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 22:09:01
CO: You cannot hear them. The echoes of lives once lived happily and plentiful. Snuffed out like a candle in a silent storm.
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 22:09:51
::returns to the courtyard area with the pot full of water from the kitchen, and sets it onto the fire, in the middle of Ilaihr's soliloquy, and everyone staring at him:: All: Everything ok?
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:10:03
CEO: I... I like to think they succeeded in their quest to transcend. That they are out there... somewhere.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:10:21
:: gives their meat pile a sniff, satisfied it stayed cold enough, then warms herself by the fire ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:10:22
:: always thought the opposite, but says nothing, not wanting to have that argument again ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 22:10:35
CO: The device is the key.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:11:01
CEO: What device, Ilaihr? :: tilts her head again ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:11:50
:: finds the pile of pointy things and looks for a good serrated blade. With two candidates in hand she looks at Grey :: TAC2: Break for food?
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 22:12:10
::pulls up a stump and listens curiously::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 22:13:38
CO: ::Shakes his head:: The point where what is real and what cannot be known; where the physical laws break down; it is the key that will set us free from this cage.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:14:17
:: thinks on that for a moment ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:14:33
:: sits listening to Ilaihr by the fire ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:14:58
:: clears the snow off a panel, then starts scrubbing at the layers of dirt below ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 22:15:15
CO: If this is nonreal, it is where the walls can be pulled down.
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 22:15:30
:: finishes his shower, looks to see if there is more fresh clothing in the drawers of his room, then in the closet... and he sneaks to the room next door to check.
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 22:15:37
CEO: Like when our grass mats crumbled in the beginning, and when the embers wouldn't light?
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 22:15:39
:: hums in approval :: MED: Absolutely. I'm starving. :: grins at Acacia, following her forwards to reach for a skewer, nibbling as she listened quietly ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:16:06
:: helps Grey to a spot by the fire and grabs food for both of them, looking up at everyone talking as she digs into a meat skewer ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:16:25
CEO: When we experienced the last day on Gencodia, they walked through an archway to transcend. Is that what you mean?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 22:18:45
CO: Yes. The device, the artifact, the icon. ::Whilst his face is hidden under his hood, the disgust on his face can practically be felt.:: Self: Transcendance cannot be cheated! There is always a cost. ::Mumbles as his pacing brings him back to the gate.::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 22:19:05
:: finds a robe, sniffs it and nearly chokes. Still, it's better than the stuff he's been wearing for ten days, and he's willing to take a risk that Ilaihr will manage to power up the replicators. He puts on the robe, and while it is a little bit small, he's at least covered enough to be considered decent on Risa. He walks out to the courtyard. ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:19:41
:: thinks a bit more, taking a skewer to munch on ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 22:20:14
:: starts talking to the panels as she cleans them :: Come on you preciouses, you can do it. Absorb the light.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:20:26
:: turns to Kuari :: XO: Kuari, I think we will need your aerial reconnaissance skills once more.
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:20:45
SCI: At least it's a sunny day, sí?
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:20:55
:: has also torn into a skewer, looking thoughfully at Ilaihr ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:20:57
:: nods dutifully ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 22:21:27
:: is curious what Transcendence meant, and turned to Harper between bites :: CO: You and Commander Ilaihr have referenced 'Transcendence' before... what does that exactly mean?
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:22:34
XO: Fly out, first keeping an eye out for anything that could be a clinic or a hospital. Then, any sort of giant archway, and anything else interesting. If you have time, any food you spy as well.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 22:22:53
:: looks up :: NAV: Yeah. Seems like it. Awful time to suddenly arrive on an unknown planet though. I prefer spring. Warm. Not too hot. Flowers blooming.
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:23:45
SCI: Yes, there would certainly be more preferable seasons to be marooned, that's for sure.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:24:22
TAC2: The Gencodians used the term to describe leaving this plane of existence. They did so en masse to flee an aggressor that they could not fight.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:24:53
TAC2: Or so they thought, anyway.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 22:24:53
CO: So... basically they were dying? :: blinks in slight horror, shaking her head in dismay ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 22:24:57
CO: What kind of aggressor?
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:25:44
:: shrugs :: TAC2: Or an afterlife, perhaps.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 22:26:52
:: keeps scrubbing at panels :: NAV: I’m just. Honestly so afraid we will never get out of here. :: pauses a second, and very manly grunts to stop emotion, and continues cleaning ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:27:08
TAC2: They did not believe so. It was certainly not thought of as a mass suicide; I know that firsthand from having experienced the last day on Gencodia. We found a holographic simulation there.
CMO: A foreign military power whose might they could not defeat. We made no connection to any still around today.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:27:49
:: leans forward, intent on Harper now :: CO: Fascinating..
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:28:08
:: stop scrubbing and turns to Jude :: SCI: We will get home. I know it.
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 22:28:43
:: out in the courtyard, is careful not to sit down. ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 22:29:29
::nods thoughtfully, trying to imagine a whole population just disappearing from existence::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 22:29:42
::Is suddenly stood beside the group like some kind of spectre.:: All: Transcendence is the casting off of the physical and material bonds to this lower plane. Going from a being of matter to energy, to one of thought. But it requires a knowledge, a spiritual understand...
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:29:59
All: Comparisons have been made, in conjecture, to the Traveler or the Q. But, we have no way to be sure with the data we have.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:31:15
:: dubious expression ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:32:00
:: claps her hands together :: Anyway! We have a lot to do today. I understand work is already underway on the roof to clean the solar panels. Anyone who has nothing else to do is welcome to help with that.
MED: Your fishing net - can you make it wider? The river has widened here.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:33:46
:: nods, then shrugs :: CO: The pattern is sort of just a circle out from the center so yeah, it can be as big as you want--and there's plenty of sheets here to weave with. Someone else would have to take over helping Grey make her crutch, though.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 22:34:23
All: The Metrons, the Oraganians, the Thasians... Beings with control of the universe beyond the limits of our currents sciences.
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 22:34:53
CO: This is nothing like anything I've read about interactions with the Q. By now, they would have made contact.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:35:29
CTO: As I said, just scholarly conjecture and comparison. Would you mind working on a crutch for Lt. Grey?
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 22:36:17
CO: Of course. I know just where to get some good wood for that. :: nods curtly and goes to the entrance... and soon he's gone ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:37:09
:: looks up as he leaves and sighs, rolling her eyes. She gives Grey a smile :: TAC2: Actually, you can help me cut and tie. That's perfect.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 22:37:27
:: expression takes on a bit of an ashamed look, before she finished her skewer neatly, glancing after Wolfe then to Acacia, confused :: MED: Okay. ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:37:29
MED: Please do so, then.
Kuari will scout and find destinations for our ground search parties in the coming days. And we will all work to make this place a more comfortable home, such as it is.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:37:48
:: gets back on her feet and approaches Harper ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:38:07
:: helps Grey up and grabs some good sharp knives, then heads to the rooms with Grey to find some sheets to butcher :: TAC2: You know what's funny?
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 22:38:41
MED: What? :: takes the knife, using her foot and gravity to get slicing sheets, barely looking up from her work ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 22:38:44
:: heads along the route to the wooded area they visited before, moving quickly with the snappy cold air keeping him quite comfortable at higher speeds. ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:39:04
:: looks to Kuari as she approaches ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:39:43
:: resumes scrubbing when there's no answer from Jude ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:41:09
:: takes the sheets as Grey cuts them and quickly begins weaving them together, getting quite used to these motions. They sit on the sheet-stripped bed, and she occasionally gets up to go to another room and drag another sheet in :: TAC2: I never thought I'd make one of these like.. big, for real, and use it. We learned how and I thought.. I was a kid, but I thought it was silly. :: she runs a hand over one of the knots before giving it a sharp tug ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 22:42:13
:: ... ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:42:59
CO: Do you have anything for me before I scout?
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:43:55
:: bends down and writes the Gencodian words for doctor, hospital, and clinic in the snow :: XO: Look for any signs with those words... and be careful, as always.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:44:44
:: studies the symbols in the snow ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:45:02
:: adds more fuel to the fire ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:45:45
:: nods, then flies up out of the courtyard, beginning her search ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 22:45:54
:: arrives at the wooded area, watching carefully for any targets, and gets to finding some useful sticks. ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 22:45:58
::looks at the symbols and tries to commit them to memory::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:46:32
:: sees Tailor studying, and points :: CMO: Doctor, Hospital, Clinic, in that order.
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 22:47:08
::nods:: CO: Doctor, Hospital, Clinic. Got it.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:48:00
ACTION> The day goes on, and noon passes, giving way to the afternoon. The weather stays sunny, and the temperature manages to climb above freezing, but only by a few degrees.
:: is washing sheets in the giant kitchen sink, having stripped the beds from empty rooms ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:49:21
:: is helping with the laundry :: CO: You know, I should be able to make soap if we don't find any.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:50:05
CSO! Oh! That would be quite helpful! :: wrings out the last of the load of sheets and moves on to the collected clothes ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 22:50:21
:: Arrives back at the base hotel, carrying several sturdy branches that can be whittled down to crutches. He carries them into the courtyard and begins inspecting them to find the best one, taking more time now that he won't get jumped from behind ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:50:26
CO: It's just chemistry, really. We'll need to save fat from animals we kill.
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:50:42
:: finishes cleaning yet another solar panel, and several more are now gleaming in the sun ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:50:55
CO: Assuming the chemistry works the same way.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:51:11
:: stretches, looking at the net beginning to spool on the ground :: TAC2: You're a natural!
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 22:52:02
::has boiled alot of water for drinking and has toted the day's supply back to the kitchen to set out with a ladle and cups if anyone's thirsty; has also set aside a separate, smaller boiled pot for wound care, not for drinking::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 22:52:40
:: stands up from cleaning a panel, and stretches, her back audibly cracking :: EEEEUUUUUURGH!
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:52:42
CSO: I would imagine it would have to be similar enough. :: starts washing someone's pants ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:53:04
:: joins Jude in a bit of a break, also stretching ::
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 22:54:01
:: stomach growls :: NAV: ...Have you eaten yet?
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:54:12
CO: Well, it depends. A change in the chemical makeup of either the wood or the fat could change the reactions.
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:54:43
SCI: I had a bit of leftovers after starting the fire. You?
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 22:55:36
NAV: I haven’t had anything since last night. :: shrugs ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:55:48
:: takes a break to pace around the bedroom they've been working in, stretching her legs ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 22:56:22
MED: My mom enjoyed sewing, so I learned pretty early on how to cut fabric :: continues working, beginning to hum to herself ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:56:23
:: lands on the roof, noting the work on the panels is coming along well, and trots to the edge before dropping carefully down into the courtyard ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:56:30
:: shakes his head :: And it is past lunchtime. You need to eat, señorita!
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:56:32
CO: I'll have to see if I can find something like vinegar in the kitchen.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:56:40
ACTION> Something in the hotel groans.
CSO: Yes, y — :: pauses ::
ACTION> Something in the hotel grinds.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 22:57:08
:: perks up and whips her head over her shoulder :: CO: What the hell was that?
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:57:08
:: smiles, begins to speak, then immediately stops, looking around. ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:57:15
CSO: I do not know!
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 22:57:27
:: looks below her :: NAV: What the fuck was that?
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:57:29
TAC2: Did you hear that?
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:57:29
ACTION> Something else in the hotel whirrs.
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 22:57:37
:: selects the right branch, nice and sturdy and wide at one end. He takes it over to where Grey is working to measure it against her. :: TAC2: I need to meas- :: looks around at the building around them ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:57:38
:: looks around at the deep sound, feeling it even in the courtyard ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 22:57:45
SCI: It sounds like... machinery?
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 22:58:06
NAV: Power? :: runs for the doors down into the hotel, and looks around ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:58:13
:: points at Wolfe next :: CTO: Okay--you hear it too.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 22:58:57
:: stiffens, looking to Acacia and lurching into an upright position :: MED: I heard it :: hums, rising to keep her injured ankle off the ground for Wolfe to check her size against the stick of wood :: CTO: Alright.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 22:59:11
:: enters the lobby and stops to listen ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:59:15
ACTION> The hotel lights flicker on as various noises start to chime in and become more regular before settling down as environmental and other systems come online after spending decades upon decades dormant.
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 22:59:51
:: looks around, then gets up and scurries into the hallway. She comes right back, grinning and turning on the light :: TAC2: Aha!
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 22:59:59
ACTION> A rush of water can be heard on the first floor, and even the courtyard fountain springs to life.
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 23:00:22
::is currently taking a little break in her room laying down on the bed, and looks around the room when the sub-audible rumble vibrates the windows, followed by the room lights coming on and the air systems blowing cold air through the vents.:: Self: Woah.. ::sits up::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:00:25
:: opens her mouth into a bright grin as the kitchen around her comes to life! ::
CSO: They did it! Power!
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 23:00:46
:: giggles with glee ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 23:00:46
:: immediately hears the water from the courtyard and goes to look, the fountain at first spewing disgusting water before finally clearing up ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 23:00:52
:: walks to the edge of the roof and looks down into the courtyard, pumping his fist ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:01:29
ACTION> After the fountain settles down, the rush of water is still apparent on the first floor.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 23:01:38
:: runs down to courtyard :: Wha- Oh! Power! It worked!
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 23:01:58
:: waves to Jude :: SCI: We did it!
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 23:02:11
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 23:02:15
:: bellows triumphantly, her call reverberating loudly in the courtyard ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 23:02:20
::hears the excited yelps coming from the rest of the hotel and stands up to poke her head out the door::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:02:38
:: out of curiosity, she turns on the stove ::
:: holds her hand over an eye and somehow brightens even more as it gets warm :: SCI: It works!
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 23:03:10
:: simply sighs with relief, and sits down to get back to tying knots ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 15-Apr-2020 23:03:16
::Sits quietly in the corner of the courtyard.::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 23:03:19
Self: Is all that water I hear going to the fountain?
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:04:02
:: hears Lexy and turns off the stove as she listens :: CSO: No, wrong direction...
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 23:04:24
:: follows the sound of water ::
NAV Lt Navarro 15-Apr-2020 23:04:24
:: resumes cleaning, since all of the panels are not yet clear ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:05:12
:: walks along with Lexy, curious, since that sounds like a lot of water ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 23:05:41
:: enters the building again, looking for what else is powered ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:05:47
ACTION> Following the sound of water on the first floor leads Wright to the door into the indoor pool area.
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 23:06:00
:: blinks in surprise at the pool ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 23:06:28
::out of curiosity, goes back to her food synthesizer and checks the fuel.. and pokes at a button that might resemble coffee::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:06:53
ACTION> The food synthesizer that Tailor tries has fuel and produces a warm drink that is not coffee.
:: pushes the door open and passes through the pool area's foyer to take a peek ::
CMO Lt Tailor 15-Apr-2020 23:07:34
::grabs the drink from the synthesizer and takes a tentative sniff::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 23:08:57
:: looks around the first floor, catching a glimpse of Wright entering a room and trots down the corridor to catch up ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 23:09:47
TAC2: As I was starting to say before the hotel interrupted, I need to measure this against you so I can get it roughly the right length.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:09:56
ACTION> The well-appointed pool and spa have waterfalls of fresh water pouring into them from well-concealed spouts designed to look like natural falls.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 23:10:18
:: sees leftovers and picks a skewer up, and starts eating ::
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 23:11:11
:: helps Grey stand to be measured ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:11:18
ACTION> The water that was left in the bottom of the pool was murky and disgusting, but the fresh water is quickly overpowering it as the pool's systems return to operation.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 23:11:30
:: grunts, nodding and rises slowly from the bed with Acacia's help ::
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 23:11:52
:: enters the spa and marvels ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:12:21
XO/CSO: Well, if this all still works, maybe we will soon have a bit of a way to relax.
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 23:12:23
:: idly wanders to the locked door she was throwing herself at the other day, and looks around it ::
CSO Cdr Wright 15-Apr-2020 23:12:25
:: goes up and touches the waterfalls :: CO: This is beautiful craftsmanship.
CTO LtC Wolfe 15-Apr-2020 23:13:12
::stands the branch next to her, narrow side down. He uses his saw to make marks and then backs up :: TAC2: Alright. That's what I needed. :: he returns to his work area and starts hacking at the branch ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:13:15
:: nods appreciatively :: CSO: It is indeed.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 15-Apr-2020 23:13:40
:: grins, settling back down on the bed to resume her slicing :: CTO: Perfect.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 23:13:44
CO/CSO: This is...beautiful!
MED Lt Acacia 15-Apr-2020 23:13:45
:: mumbles under her breath after he's gone :: Self: What a guy.
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:14:48
:: grins as she looks around and takes in the scene :: XO: The Gencodians had style.
XO Cdr Kuari 15-Apr-2020 23:15:25
CO: Oh! I found a hospital, near the city center! :: sits and pulls a couple of unrecognizable fruits from her pouch :: And I found different food!
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:15:39
XO: Even better news! Good job, my friend!
SCI LtJG Jude 15-Apr-2020 23:15:54
:: walks around to find Kate, and sees her at the pool :: CO: Hey cap. Should we take a shot at genecodian words to open the door I was stabbing at before? :: continues munching on food ::
CO Capt Harper 15-Apr-2020 23:15:55
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