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Lost Harbor
In the late afternoon of the tenth day, the efforts to clean the solar panels on the roof have restored power to the hotel that serves as our base. Lights, computers, appliances, climate control, and even the automatic pool and spa maintenance systems have returned to life! Kuari has also returned from her scouting mission with word of a hospital. What else will we find to make our life here easier as we continue to explore this place?
After 22-Apr-2020 00:00:00
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:19:53
:: she emerges from the pool area back to the lobby, intent on trying the computer there ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:20:52
:: sits in the room she's been in, humming happily and tying knot after knot in the net that's beginning to spool up at their feet ::
NAV Lt Navarro 22-Apr-2020 21:20:53
:: on the roof, cleaning the remaining solar panels ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:21:01
:: trails after Kate, wanting to help but handicapped in the literacy department ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:21:54
:: slips in behind the reception desk and finds a powered-on computer screen ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:22:01
:: keeps tearing strips from the sheet in her hands, glancing to Acacia :: MED: Something wrong?
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:23:05
:: taps the screen and it goes to a password prompt ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:23:09
:: blinks, snapping out of her stupor. She'd been staring off into space :: TAC2: Oh--no. I mean, being stuck on an alien planet, but not like.. anything tangible.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:23:59
Damn. :: starts looking around the computer for any hints ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:24:39
CO: Oh.. password? :: starts looking around as well ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:25:04
CSO: Mm. :: sharply exhales in frustration, feeling so close ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:25:19
CO: Did you try.... password?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 21:25:20
::Wanders passed, on his way to the locked door.:: CO: Have you tried password...
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:25:36
MED: Ah, understandable. :: works on tearing the sheet, beginning to hum quietly as she worked ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:25:40
:: stares at Lexy and Ilaihr :: It cannot be that easy.
:: shrugs and calls up the holo-keyboard, then slowly hunts and pecks the glyphs for the Gencodian word for "password" ::
ACTION> The computer unlocks!
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:26:58
CO: Did it work?
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:27:36
:: facepalms :: CSO: Yes! I see poor information security knows no cultural boundaries.
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:27:48
:: tugs at the knots, her twisting and weaving cloth strips together as she goes :: TAC2: How about you?
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:27:53
:: laughs ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 21:27:58
::Continues toward the door, inspecting the keypad.::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 21:28:32
:: finishes hacking away at the makeshift crutch. It's a little bit long, but that's by intent. However, everything else about it should be perfect. He walks over to Lieutenant Grey. :: TAC2: Let's try this on.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:28:51
:: starts looking over the computer interface ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:29:16
:: rifles through the area, knowing she can't help much with the computer ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:29:27
:: looks up, hopeful that Grey will be able to use the crutch ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:29:39
ACTION> The area behind the reception desk is incredibly bare, with only the computer.
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:30:09
:: frowns, frustrated ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:30:28
Hmmm, perhaps this... :: taps on something ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:30:53
:: starts, glancing at Acacia slightly :: MED: I... could be better. I am missing familiar territory. :: stands slowly, setting the sheet off her lap and reaching for the crutch, positioning it and beginning to lean her weight on the wood, expression unreadable :: CTO: I think... this is going to work, sir.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:31:05
:: sees a map of the hotel come up, with several doors that bar entry into the employee areas highlighted in red ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:32:01
:: smiles, rubbing her hands together with a pleased hum :: CTO: Excellent! Thank you~
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 21:32:37
::Assumes it to be a numberpad from the size of it, and the amount of keys.:: Self: This one probably isnt password... How many digits? ::Types at the pad and watches how many digits fill the space.::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:32:40
:: looks behind them at a door, then back to the map, seeing that it is red, so she taps it and it turns green ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 21:32:53
TAC2: Hold on. It is a little bit long. That's a feature, not a bug. :: works on some markings on the bottom of the crutch ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:33:24
:: hears a click from the door to her left ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:33:31
:: pauses, curious. :: CTO: Feature, you say? :: a glint is in her eye as she grins, waiting patiently ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:33:33
:: continues tying knots as she watches with idle curiosity ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:33:59
:: turns to it and looks back at Kate over her shoulder :: CO: Did you...?
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:34:17
:: grins and nods at Lexy :: CSO: I did! Try it!
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 21:34:23
TAC2: Yes. :: is boring about it, not even really realizing the chance at a joke, but only because he doesn't care :: I wanted to make it a bit too long so that I'd have to cut it down to size for you.
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:34:36
:: tries, tentatively, to open the door ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:34:44
ACTION> The door that Wright tries opens!
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:35:15
:: is familiar with his mannerisms, knowing not to take it personally, and waits for the go-ahead ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:35:28
:: cautiously looks inside ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:36:02
ACTION> Behind that door is an office space, with minimalist desks and a few more doors heading off of it.
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 21:36:03
TAC2: I'll need that back for a moment. :: has the decency, barely, to make sure she's not leaning on the crutch and then takes it.
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:36:28
:: makes a face of mild amusement once he's gone, but says nothing ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:36:58
:: calls back over her shoulder to Kate :: CO: There's an office, and some more doors. :: enters the room, moving to one of the desks ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:37:20
:: giggles as she sits on the edge of the bed again, reaching for her sheet :: MED: Normal Wolfe mannerisms. :: grins at her friend ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:37:46
CSO: Could be something useful in there! :: glad at the progress, and starts tapping all the red doors, turning them green one after another ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:38:21
:: chuckles, picking back up the speed of her knot work :: TAC2: Not bad, for a marine.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:38:56
ACTION> Doors begin to unlock all across the hotel!
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:39:37
:: paws through the desks ::
SCI LtJG Jude 22-Apr-2020 21:39:37
:: linxi is fucking ecstatic at open doors ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 21:40:28
::Hears the lock unbolt.:: Self Ah, excellent. ::Opens the door, and simply steps in; ignoring the knives and forks and others bits of cutlery lodged in the door
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:40:53
ACTION> Ilaihr finds an industrial laundry room.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:40:55
:: shrugs with a chuckle and faint smile :: MED: I play diplomat better than he does, anyways.
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 21:41:23
:: comes back to Grey with the newly-adjusted crutch. :: TAC2: There.
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:41:42
:: once again pauses her work to watch the test ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:42:23
:: exits from the map and starts poking about through the rest of the computer system ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:43:08
:: perks up, reaching for the crutch to stand without extra human aid, grinning as she moves around, trying to keep it stable and familiarizing herself with the small amount of impact to her natural stride :: CTO: Thank you, sir!
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:43:28
:: nods in agreement :: CTO: Yes, thank you!
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:43:39
:: finds guest lists, internal messaging, security, all the sorts of things one would need to run a hotel ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 21:44:33
:: nods curtly and walks off to take care of something. He decides upon cooking some wolf. He does not note the irony. ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:45:04
:: admires the crutch, and Grey's newfound freedom :: TAC2: Well, bit less work for us--and not bad, eh?
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:45:33
:: can't resist breaking into laughter at his behavior, moving back towards the bed to keep tearing the sheets up :: MED: Definitely not bad! It's a really nice feel too.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:45:43
:: checks the last few entries in the messages, out of curiosity ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:45:46
:: crows with joy, then moments later appears in the doorway holding what appears to be a notepad and a pencil :: CO: Look what I found!
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:46:07
:: turns and smiles :: CSO: Hey! That will be handy!
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:46:53
TAC2: You should still be careful with your ankle, but that will make it easier. :: she resumes knot tying once more ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:47:17
:: deposits them on the counter :: CO: Maps and shopping lists abound! :: turns back to the office area, intent on opening some of the doors in there ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:47:44
MED: I know. :: rolls eyes slightly, resuming her work :: MED: I'll be careful of my ankle, promise.
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:48:11
:: smirks slightly, playfully mocking her eye roll :: TAC2: I know.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 21:48:26
::Sighs, having a quick look around.::
XO Cdr Kuari 22-Apr-2020 21:49:20
:: is busily walking around the lower level, looking around and listening to the new things humming to life, when when she sees Tailor with a cup in her hands, and Kuari quickly rushes over to her :: CMO: I've found a hospital! I'm pretty sure it is, at least. It has the right symbol on it. It's in the center of the city.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:49:32
:: grins and goes back to the final messages in the system, reading about the last day of this hotel's operation ::
:: the grin fades as she reads ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:50:24
:: narrows her eyes at Acacia, breaking into giggles :: MED: You're serious, aren't you?
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:50:41
Self: Let's see what's behind door number one! :: opens it and pouts when she finds.... a bathroom.
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:51:23
:: gives Grey the full crazy-eyes, clearly not serious :: TAC2: I'm always serious!
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:52:18
:: sighs and exits from the messages, then tries what looks to be an external network connection, which does not work ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:52:39
:: breaks into louder laughter at Acacia's remark, calming into giggles :: MED: My god! I needed that
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:52:48
:: then finds what appears to be some sort of card game ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:53:15
:: breaks into giggles as well, wiping a tear away as they fade. She sighs :: TAC2: Hah--yeah.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 21:53:22
::Opens up a number of the machines, looking inside, before moving on. Finds himself laughing, but not his usual genial chuckle, hurriedly plodding off elsewhere.::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:53:25
:: moves some cards around, but has no idea how to play ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 21:54:24
:: grabs one of the knives that could just as easily be considered a machete, and starts carving up one of the wolves that to this point had only been cleaned. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:54:30
Self: Door number two! :: opens it to find what is unmistakably a conference room ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:55:10
:: leans back on the bed as she continues tying, getting tired but keeping at it as best she can ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:55:43
:: closes that and the calendar catches her eye ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 21:56:15
::now that the power is back on, has wandered downstairs and is exploring a wall console for information about the city, given that this is a hotel and there should be an info terminal available somewhere...::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:56:17
MED: You tired? You can rest if you want, I think I can get the knots tied together, I've watched you do it a bit ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:56:31
:: finds nothing useful in the conference room, which is just as dismal as all conference rooms ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:56:57
:: blinks, rubbing her eye :: TAC2: I mean--I'm tired, but I want to use the daylight. Mostly I'm just bored.. wonder what everyone else is up to? :: she muses, still tying knots ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 21:57:47
MED: Why don't we go explore for a bit? I could use some exercise too. :: suggests, standing to grab her new crutch and rising, expression curious ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:57:52
ACTION> The wall console does have a map of the nearby area, highlighting several places with pictures of food above incomprehensible writing, and several other places with only incomprehensible writing.
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 21:58:02
Self: Door number three! :: opens it to find a private office :: Self: Four? :: another private office ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 21:58:36
:: looks at the date, and recalls what she saw in the simulation on Gencodia, as well as all of her research, to try to estimate what this date is relative to ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 21:58:43
::blinks, the word 'hospital' sinking in to her brain finally:: XO: You did? That's great! How far?
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 21:59:18
:: shrugs at that, stretching her arms and setting down the net. She shrugs :: TAC2: My hands are pretty tired.. I could go for a walk. :: she stands, following Grey ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:00:01
Self: Well, I suppose if we're here for a while, we could use this office space and the conference room for something. :: moves to the last door ::
Self: Door number five! :: opens it and blinks, then makes small sounds of glee ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 22:01:09
::Wonders the halls, mumbling to himself angrily, seemingly making hand gestures toward himself.::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:01:32
:: opens her mouth and lets it hang there for a moment, her suspicions seemingly confirmed ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:01:52
::studies the map for something that might look like a hospital symbol, like the one that Harper showed her earlier::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:02:14
:: has carved up the first wolf, moves on to the another. Wolfe carving wolves. He feels a bit... wrong ::
XO Cdr Kuari 22-Apr-2020 22:02:32
:: cocks her head, thinking :: CMO: On foot, maybe...two hours? I didn't study the route, but that's my best estimate.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:02:48
ACTION> Tailor does see that symbol on the map.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 22:03:12
:: heads towards the reception desk, spotting Harper and the other officers with Acacia at her heels :: MED: Where do you want to explore?
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:03:28
:: closes her mouth and slowly nods, trying to think of a way out of this situation ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 22:03:42
:: immediately find herself staring at Harper, unable to parse her emotions.. :: TAC2: Uhh.. :: she trails off, completely struck ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:03:44
XO: That's not bad. ::finds the symbol:: XO: Ah, here we go - there it is on the map.
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:03:45
:: digs through the poorly-stocked supply closet, pulling out anything that might be useful ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:04:03
:: she leans forward and pinches her chin ::
:: then the bridge of her nose ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 22:04:24
:: glances back at Acacia, confused :: MED: What's... up?
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 22:05:08
:: swallows, blinking rapidly a few times to snap herself out of it. She smiles crookedly, trying to play it off :: TAC2: Err--nothing. Maybe we should, uh.. :: looks anywhere but at Harper now ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:05:30
:: hears voices out in the reception area and pops her head around the corner ::
XO Cdr Kuari 22-Apr-2020 22:05:58
:: looks at the map herself, interested in the layout of the city, attempting to match up locations with what she's seen, but she also doesn't read Gencodian ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:06:28
:: takes a deep breath and looks up, needing to be the captain, and sees Kuari looking at the map :: XO: Kuari, please get everyone together.
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:06:33
:: has all the wolves carved up now, and is ready to pick a cut to chow down. Having selected his meat, he puts it over the fire ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:06:55
:: immediately concerned at Kate's tone of voice, swallows the "guess what I found" that was on her tongue ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:07:02
::looks over to Harper::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 22:07:03
:: snickers, nodding :: MED: Okay then... onward. :: pauses before wandering towards a hallway ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:08:05
:: could totally be in the kitchen, but prefers his wolf meat cooked over an open fire. The way Marines cook. ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 22:08:09
:: grabs Grey's sleeve before she can leave, turning her head as the Captain asks for everyone :: TAC2: Oh--or, we should.. stay.
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:08:46
CO/XO: I can go up and get the folks on the roof.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:08:58
:: nods to Lexy ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 22:09:25
:: pauses, turning to lean against the nearest wall, quietly listening ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:09:25
:: nods back, grimly, and takes off through the lobby and up the stairs at a jog ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:10:46
:: checks the calendar on the computer again, then retreats into her head one more time to triple-check her findings ::
XO Cdr Kuari 22-Apr-2020 22:10:59
:: hears Wright and Harper, then goes to search the courtyard and finds Wolfe there :: CTO: We're gathering inside.
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:11:18
:: feels sick to her stomach at what she got just from Kate's demeanor, but runs through the hallway and begins to charge up the stairs to the roof ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 22:11:23
:: finds a place to lean on the wall and wait, trying to contain her anxiety ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:12:59
:: finds no change in the outcome ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:13:28
:: breathless, pushes open the door and exits onto the roof, looking around ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:13:39
:: finishes his meat and pulls it off the fire. He thinks for a moment... does he need to let it rest after cooking? Huh. They haven't done that yet, so he starts chowing ::
NAV Lt Navarro 22-Apr-2020 22:14:24
:: turns as he hears the roof door open :: CSO: ¡Hola!
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:15:25
:: pulls up from eating his meat and responds :: XO: Ah. Very good. :: carries his meat inside and keeps eating as he gathers with the others in the building ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:15:25
:: swivels herself toward the greeting, but bears a worried expression instead of a smile of greeting :: NAV: Doc! Captain's calling an emergency meeting.
NAV Lt Navarro 22-Apr-2020 22:15:55
:: notes her expression and drops his cleaning cloth as he springs to his feet to follow Wright ::
XO Cdr Kuari 22-Apr-2020 22:16:14
:: trots back inside and continues her search until she finds Jude, then arrives back in the lobby with her ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:16:37
:: holds the door open for him behind her, then scurries quickly back the way she came with Navarro in tow ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:16:42
::finds a seat in the lobby, waiting on the others::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:17:22
:: walks out from behind the reception desk as everyone assembles ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 22:17:48
:: is leaning on the wall close to Acacia, attention fixed on the Captain ::
NAV Lt Navarro 22-Apr-2020 22:18:09
:: enters the lobby with Wright, and takes a seat ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 22:18:30
::Senses everyone congregating, and stops talking to himself; walking to where they are.::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:18:32
:: sits next to Doc, lightly panting from the exertion ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:19:19
:: once Ilaihr enters, she begins talking :: I suspected something like this, but if the computer is correct, it has now been confirmed.
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:19:43
:: watches Kate, worried ::
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 22:19:58
:: listens quietly ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:20:00
::tilts her head, listening::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:20:04
Of course, the computer has been off for some time, and may not have the correct date, but I believe that given the state of these Gencodian buildings compared to the ones on Gencodia, it must be close...
:: takes a deep breath and gets to the point :: According to the computer's calendar, we are twenty thousand years or so in the past.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 22:20:34
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:20:35
:: eyes widen ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:21:04
::just stares for a minute:: CO: Twenty... thousand?
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 22:21:09
:: blinks in shock :: MED: Holy... fucking shit... wasn't expecting that.
XO Cdr Kuari 22-Apr-2020 22:21:17
:: sits down on the floor, her eyes looking at nothing, taking this information in ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 22:21:22
All: Its why the stars, are not in the correct places.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:21:30
That was when the Gencodian civilization ended.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 22:22:01
CO: How... did we even end up here?
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:22:08
:: considers what Harper is saying ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:22:17
TAC2: I do not know.
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:22:57
::slowly nods to Ilaihr, trying to wrap her head around the concept of being that far back in the past, and failing::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:23:07
ALL: Time travel. Always a mess.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:23:08
:: places a hand on her waist, crooking her uninjured arm as she starts to walk ::
The only thing that I saw of their technology with any potential... temporal effect was the transcendence arch itself. We need to find that, and determine if it is somehow malfunctioning.
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:24:07
Self, softly: The Upper Paleolithic...
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:24:57
If it is functional at all, it may hold the key to getting back to when we are supposed to be.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 22:25:04
:: groans, before falling silent and watching Harper walk ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:25:44
:: still believes the transcendence arch is probably a tool of mass suicide ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 22:26:19
::Grumbles from under his hood.::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:26:36
But, our first mission will be to that hospital, in search of medical supplies. Tomorrow.
In the subsequent days, our search will broaden, for the arch and any supporting infrastructure.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 22:26:58
:: sighs, feeling the urge to move slightly before perking up at the mention of a hospital ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:27:28
:: sort of wants to vomit a little bit, but just shifts uncomfortably ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 22:28:21
::The darkness of his hood points toward Wright; as he grumbles again.::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:28:53
:: is preoccupied, and does not notice ::
XO Cdr Kuari 22-Apr-2020 22:29:30
:: stands up and begins to walk, towards nowhere in particular, but their mission ahead becomes clearer in her mind, a mission to find that arch ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:29:49
It is not all bad, at least. :: lifts the crooked arm and gestures, starting to smile :: We have excellent shelter that promises to be even more comfortable, now that it has power, at least partially.
We have water, and we have a supply of food. Though, I ask you to limit your use of the synthesizers until we find a steady supply of their fuel.
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:30:08
:: wonders aloud, kind of to Harper :: Do we know how long ago they... transcended?
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:30:29
Self, softly again: 20,000 years ago was roughly the time of the last glacial maximum on Earth.
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:31:52
::just feels numb, past wondering how they got here... just wants to find a way out:: CSO: Cave people...
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:31:56
And, most importantly, we have each other. I am already so proud of what you all have accomplished to survive here, and I am confident that this team — this family — has the ability to find the way back to Atlantis. We will get home, but it could take a while, so keep doing the wonderful jobs you all have been.
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:32:02
CO: or restated, how far after their transcension we are?
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:32:26
:: hears that Kate is talking, but isn't parsing any of the words ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:33:09
CTO: The computer says roughly fifty years. But I think it lost the time a while ago. My guess is one to two hundred.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 22:33:45
::Sighs, before just walking off, pondering the the confirmation of his observations. His certainty that this is an advanced simulacrum, stronger than ever; that this is a test or a lesson or a game.::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:34:54
CO: Hmm. Fascinating. In the overall scheme of things, we barely missed them.
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 22:34:56
:: is just too shook to speak, it seems ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:35:44
So, now, we keep solving problems, and if we solve enough, we get to go home. The next step is the hospital, tomorrow. XO: Kuari, you will guide a team of Colonel Wolfe, Doctors Tailor and Acacia, along with Commander Wright and me.
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:35:48
CO: Hmm. Fascinating. In the overall scheme of things, we barely missed them.
XO Cdr Kuari 22-Apr-2020 22:36:59
:: recovers from the news somewhat quickly, with the help of Harper's words, knowing that she is so far in time from her parents and her kind, but she is not alone and is with her Atlantis family, and that's what is most important to her. She nods dutifully at Harper's command ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:37:02
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:37:45
:: hears her name and comes back to reality, processing what's been said, and nods ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:38:04
For tonight, get settled in. I hope that the power will last longer after sundown than it did at the house. Oh, and I have clean sheets for you!
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 22:38:08
:: gives a few slow nods, still processing ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:39:49
I know that this is a lot to take in. If anyone needs to talk about it, I will listen.
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:40:03
::still stuck on the fact that she now has to shift her 'when we get back' plans to twenty whole fucking thousand years in the future::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:40:42
:: needs to be busy, so simply rises and heads back to her inventory of the office supply closet ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 22:40:58
:: finally furrows her brow slightly, focusing on remembering everything she learned about time travel at the academy ::
XO Cdr Kuari 22-Apr-2020 22:41:09
CO: I'll...scout the route for tomorrow.
TAC2 1Lt Grey 22-Apr-2020 22:42:21
:: needs some time to digest what had been told, moving away from the wall to wander outside and sit on the steps, breathing deeply ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:42:44
::is sure there's an academy contingency plan for this somewhere buried in her head, somewhere behind the survival protocols and the 'make a scalpel out of a rock' diy plans::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:43:52
:: nods to Kuari as everyone starts to scatter ::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 22:44:41
:: breaks from the group as well. She makes her way back to the net to keep tying, giving herself time to zone out and think ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:46:01
:: heads toward her drying laundry to check it ::
NAV Lt Navarro 22-Apr-2020 22:47:06
:: finds himself wondering about Jester, and whether she's here somewhere or millennia in the future ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 22:47:39
::Walks outside to the courtyard, and begins muttering angrily again, making his hand gestures to himself.::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:47:43
::stands and decides to go pack for the four hour round trip, making a detour over to the restaurant bar to grab a bottle or two of random ancient alcohol::
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 22:48:07
:: finally makes all the twisted faces to express what she's feeling in private. She'd been wondering how her family would react to her absence.. now she wonders if there will be no absence when all is said and done. What a world. ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:48:30
:: carries his current rhinowolf steak to the weapon stash, and starts going through and looking at which items will work best to protect the crew on the way to the hospital... a trek that once would have been a simple walk across town, but now is an adventure. He takes a deep breath... and he loves that aspect of it. Of course, Wolfe enjoys the adventure, without anyone, really, to go home to. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:48:32
:: wanders out, carrying a pad and pencil, and sees Velina disappearing into the restaurant :: CMO: Velina, wait up.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:48:38
:: finds that the sheets are dry, so she starts ferrying a set to everyone's rooms, using the work to keep her own mind settled ::
XO Cdr Kuari 22-Apr-2020 22:48:58
:: quickly makes it out into the courtyard and immediately takes to the air, jumping off the roof and into the sky, the steady silence but for the wind passing by helping her to ponder their situation. After a while, she's not sure how long, she realizes she's flown a ways judging by the buildings she sees below, seeing them in a new light ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:49:12
::turns to Lexy:: CSO: What's up?
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:49:39
CMO: I found paper and a writing implement, so I thought it might be a good idea to make a list of priorities for the expedition tomorrow.
CMO: ....I kind of need this to... not think about other things.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 22:50:03
::Looks up and watches Kuari take to the skies, following her with his mind.::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:51:09
CSO: Sounds like a good plan.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:51:15
:: thinks that is the least she can do to make sure her crew... that she is responsible for... are as comfortable as possible here ::
:: and then wonders about the hundreds that are not here ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:51:38
:: gestures to a nearby bench :: CMO: Want to sit and talk it through?
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:52:51
:: takes an armful of sheets into her and Lexy's room, and closes the door, needing a moment ::
:: leans against the wall and thumps her head back against it as tears began to make their way down her cheeks ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:54:20
::decides maybe the bottles can wait:: CSO: Sure. :: takes a seat::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:54:44
:: sits next to her :: CMO: So what's your top priority in terms of supplies?
MED Lt Acacia 22-Apr-2020 22:55:16
:: wipes away a tear, puts back on her brave face, and keeps working ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:55:33
:: the thought of her family not knowing what happened to her, the worry over the fates of hundreds of unaccounted for crew, and the thought that she is responsible for getting everyone here home, fucking somehow just become overwhelming for a moment ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 22:56:41
:: munches his rhinowolf steak thoughtfully... ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:56:44
:: slides down the wall as she starts to sob, free to drop the captain's demeanor now that she's alone ::
XO Cdr Kuari 22-Apr-2020 22:57:12
:: soars along, her mind returning to the mission at hand, then gets her bearings and starts the process of choosing the best route from the hotel to the hospital. One day at a time. This is no time to give up ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 22:57:24
CSO: Um.. ::tries to focus, to keep her mind wandering several epochs into the future:: First aid supplies, surgical supplies if we can get it... especially considering there are wolves out there still. Medicines, diagnostic tools...
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 22:58:37
:: making notes, nodding, doing the same jiu-jitsu with her own thoughts ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:58:39
:: starts to pull herself together, the moment passing, and takes several deep breaths ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 22-Apr-2020 22:59:03
::Wave his hands, like he is wiping a slate clean, before throwing it aside. His head dropping.:: Self: I cannot let this be their fate. ::Looks back at the hotel and sighs; before unlatching a gate and stepping outside ::
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 22:59:11
:: then ducks into the bathroom to wash her face and to get back to looking like a captain ::
CTO LtC Wolfe 22-Apr-2020 23:00:00
:: is a Marine. This is an adventure. He's good with whatever comes. ::
CMO Lt Tailor 22-Apr-2020 23:00:14
CSO: Testing supplies to test plants for medicinal properties...
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 23:00:32
:: and then gets back to work, returning to her laundry duties ::
CSO Cdr Wright 22-Apr-2020 23:00:47
:: scribbles it down :: CMO: Yes, that's a good idea, if we can find it.
CO Capt Harper 22-Apr-2020 23:00:49
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