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Lost Harbor
Atlantis RP / atlantis-mission
Still in orbit around the watery planet with only one small volcanic island in a sea of prokaryotic life, we press onward in our survey, with an away team on the surface. Repairs continue aboard ship and, once the away team completes their mission, we will move on to the rest of the planets in this contact binary system; an ice-covered terrestrial world and a gas giant have yet to be visited.
After 10-Mar-2021 00:00:00
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:15:00
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:15:09
:: shrieks, falls to the ground, panicked, looking around ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:15:20
:: staggers down the grade, sliding through the sand ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:15:24
:: hears the shriek and looks up, with alarm ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:15:51
:: thinks :: Bust out the acting chops, Zoë.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:15:57
:: hears the shriek ::
:: moves quickly to Zoe ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:16:32
:: laughs :: Everyone: Sorry, sorry! Slipped on one of these damn rocks, startled myself!
:: perspires, gaze keeps darting out toward the sea ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:16:51
:: stops what she was doing and looks over, concerned for a moment ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:16:59
Zoe: You okay?
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:17:05
:: looks up in alarm at the shriek, but settles herself when she says she is all right ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:17:24
:: still laughing :: Scott: Oh, yeah, I’m fine. :: brushes off her pants ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:17:55
Zoe: Okay. Okay. :: looks around :: Need anything?
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 21:18:03
:: jerks her attention over to the shriek, expression concerned :: TAC2: Everything okay?
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:18:04
:: looks back to the ground, collecting interesting rocks with an open ear to her colleagues ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:18:13
:: she calms down upon hearing that all is well and returns to watching the lava enter the water ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:18:23
Grey: Yes, Captain, we're good here.
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:18:34
Scott: Nah, I’m all good. Think my nerves are up because of all the excitement. Or too much caffeine. One of those.
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:18:36
:: walks around, sniffing ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:19:00
:: eyes dart seaward again ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:19:01
:: looks at Zoe, blinks :: Zoe: You sure?
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:19:01
:: barely looks up from her surveying and calls out to Olsen :: Olsen: This should be the last measurement.
NAV Lt Navarro 10-Mar-2021 21:19:32
:: on the bridge, monitoring the away team out of habit as he chats with Ilaihr ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:19:49
Scott: Yeah! :: waves a no big deal wave :: Tip-top.
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 21:20:37
:: nods and turns back to watching the Captain ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:20:37
Zoe: :: grab her arm slighly :: What's up?
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:20:40
Olsen> :: looking over at D'bryn, distracted :: CSO: What? Oh--right. Right!
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:21:06
:: keeps an eye on the rest of the away team, not wanting to wander too far ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:21:26
:: furrows brow, looks down to where he’s touching her :: Scott: Nothing. I’m fine.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:21:59
Zoe: :: lets her arm go :: Really?
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:22:31
:: scans the beach, consciously puts herself in the most relaxed posture she can muster ::
Scott: :: not looking at him, but up the beach :: Really.
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:22:57
:: moves away from the lava entry a little bit, angling into the water, such the waves start to lap around her big protective boots ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:23:04
Zoe: Okay.
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:23:09
:: takes the last measurement, and then begins to gather up the surveying tools ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:23:26
:: moves up the beach towards the lava flow, scanning the horizon ::
:: keeps his eyes on Zoe ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:23:40
:: stands at a rocky edge, staring out at the water, thinking about what sort of wonders a water planet could be hiding beneath the depths ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:23:41
:: takes some last scans for good measure ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:24:09
:: feels her hands and knees trembling, hopes she’s hiding it well as she distracts herself with her tricorder ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:24:26
:: returns to the narrow tongue of the lava flow and takes another running leap to jump back across it :: Self: Now, for some samples.
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:24:36
:: keeps glancing at Zoe with concern, but doesn’t say anything ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:24:55
:: watches Wright's jump, impressed ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:25:10
Olsen> :: gathers up the surveying equipment and heads back down to the lava flow at the beach as well ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:25:10
:: this time, as she's facing the sea, she mercifully misses seeing her wife jump a lava flow again ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:25:15
:: sees Commander Wright jump over the lava again ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:25:41
:: notes Harper nearby, also missing Wright's daring moves, and walks up to Harper ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:25:48
:: cringes just as much as she did at Wright’s first jump ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:26:07
:: takes another few steps into the water, then pauses upon seeing Kuari's approach :: XO: How is it going, Commander?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:26:38
:: adjusts the satchel on his shoulder, looks back up the ridge where he was fifteen minutes ago ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:26:42
Nikresh> :: paddles over toward where the lava is entering the water ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:26:44
:: smiles :: CO: Good. I was just thinking, would we benefit from launching a probe or two into these waters?
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:26:54
Seles> :: taking water samples ::
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 21:27:05
:: glances over to Zoe carefully before sighing at seeing Wright's jump :: CSO: Ma'am, be careful! :: grumbles, shaking her head slightly and moving around to check on with Ammora :: TAC2: How are you doing?
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:27:41
:: can’t unsee the face of her father, can’t un-remember that she’s seen the same expression in real life before ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:28:05
:: thinks for a moment :: XO: There is only microbial life, so no fish to see... but perhaps something geologically interesting could turn up?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:28:06
:: scans the ridge, looks out at the ocean ::
Self: I've got a bad feeling about this.
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:28:24
:: looks over in surprise when she realizes Captain Grey is talking to her :: CTO: What, me? :: points at herself with her geologist's pickaxe, since she happens to be holding it ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:28:40
CO: Who knows, yeah.
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:29:19
:: stretches her arms, watching the lava flow ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:29:37
:: looks at Acacia, stretching her arms ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:29:58
XO: I am fine with it, if Commander Wright wants to use a probe.
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 21:30:09
:: glances over her shoulder at Wright :: CSO: Yes, you, ma'am. :: shakes her head and stalks back to the captain, grumbling silently ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:30:36
:: pulls out his tricorder, scans ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:31:05
:: glances up at the volcano, its height feeling impossible from this angle ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:31:14
:: wanders around, keeping where she can see everyone else ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:31:38
:: nods, watching Harper's feet distractedly :: CO: I'll ask her. Don't go in too deep, okay?
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:31:49
Self: I can’t believe this is the only part of this planet that’s above water. What are the odds of that?
CMO Lt Tailor 10-Mar-2021 21:32:13
::is in sickbay doing what's left of the rounds, bopping her head to some internal music as she makes notes on a comatose patient's chart::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:32:24
:: smirks :: XO: I imagine it would be a bit difficult to swim in these boots!
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:32:40
:: grins, then trots off to where she last saw Wright ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:32:45
:: blinks at Grey's back, genuinely confused - the lava flow is less than a meter across - then shrugs and squats next to the lava, hooking some out with her pickaxe and holding it up :: Olsen: It's definitely cooling down here. More viscous than I imagine it is at the vent.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:33:06
:: double checks the ridge pinnacle ::
:: feels in his bag, phasers, armory cube, medkits ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:34:12
:: checks the power drain on the tripod to make sure the humidity and heat isn’t affecting it ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:34:25
:: heads back toward the lava water entry, keeping a respectful distance ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:35:00
Olsen> :: scans the hunk Wright is holding up with her tricorder :: CSO: Basalt. Plagioclase and pyroxene.
:: nods :: Olsen: Typical. As expected.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:35:54
Grey: Captain Grey, would you like me to head north on the beach to secure that perimeter?
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:36:01
:: approaches the lava flow and leans over it to look at it before scanning it for good measure ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:36:04
:: hops lightly over a flow of lava, coming to Wright's side of things, appreciating the strange glow on her and Olsen in the lavalight ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:36:24
Nikresh> :: sampling water near where the lava is entering, looking for extremophiles ::
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 21:37:46
:: even though the lava flow is less than a meter across... doesn't want to worry :: TAC2: No. Stay here, make sure no one does anything too stupid. I'll check, give me a minute. :: scrambles over the rocks, navigating the landscape to check the beach ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:38:37
:: stays where he is, eyes poised :: CTO: Yes, ma'am.
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:38:56
:: keeps looking over her shoulder in case anyone else wants to illusorily scream at her ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:39:33
:: picks at the crust on top of the lava with her pickaxe :: Olsen: We can estimate the total volume of erupted material based on our survey data and the orbital scans. :: doesn't notice Kuari approaching ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:39:46
CSO: Hi, how's it going? :: keeps a respectable distance while science is happening, watching what Wright and Olsen are doing ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:40:19
:: meanders within range of the rest of the sensory equipment to make sure their power levels are where they should be ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:40:23
:: takes a few steps up on the shore, out of the waves, and picks up a rock ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:40:39
:: watches Zoe move to the sensory equipment ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:40:48
:: looks over at the sound of Kuari's voice and grins when she sees her friend :: XO: It's going well! We're getting a lot of data.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:41:08
:: calling out :: Zoe: Ensign, watch the ledge three meters to your right.
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:41:26
Olsen> :: looks a bit uncomfortable in the presence of such a senior officer, since she spends most of her time in the labs ::
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 21:41:30
:: clambers over the landscape, moving over the beach to check out the surroundings ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:41:42
:: looks up at Grey as she moves ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:41:44
CSO: Good! There must be so much to find, on the only island on a water planet! I wondered if you think a few probes in choice places would be good for closer underwater scans. :: doesn't really acknowledge Olsen, leaving her to her duties ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:42:03
:: thinks :: Yeesh, hyper-vigilant much? ::out loud :: Scott: Got it.
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:42:25
:: she tosses the rock into the lava ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:42:54
:: looks over at Harper as she throws the stone ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:43:06
:: thinks for a moment :: XO: That's an excellent idea, actually. I'm fairly confident there are some underwater vents as well, and would love to get some data from them. As long as we have the probes to spare?
CMO Lt Tailor 10-Mar-2021 21:43:18
::vaguely wonders how the away mission is going, but only vaguely, since it's just another planetary survey. Then again, maybe there's a cloaked klingon vessel hiding behind a moon somewhere... Atlantis hasn't fought them yet this week. Switches the mental jukebox to some classic rock...::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:43:44
:: steals the idea and tosses a rock in the lava flow, watching it slowly integrate ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:44:11
:: watches the rock slooooooowly sink as it returns, briefly, from whence it came ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:44:19
:: sees the rocks being tossed into the lava, has always wanted to throw things into lava ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:44:24
:: nods readily :: CSO: Sure. Whenever you have coordinates ready of where you think they will be of most use, send them to the bridge for launch.
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:44:36
MED: This has no right to be this entertaining.
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:44:54
CO: Right? :: she chuckles ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:45:15
:: finishes scanning, quietly joins the captain and the doctor ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:45:20
:: starts eying her mission kit for something else to throw in the lava ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:45:31
:: picks up her own rock, tosses it in ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:45:43
:: watches Zoe throw the rock, chuckles ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:45:57
:: looks excited :: XO: Excellent! Thank you! :: spies Nikresh paddling nearby and approaches the water's edge, waving him and Olsen over ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:46:17
Zoe: Lean back before you throw!
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:46:22
:: tosses another rock, enjoying watching it sink and sink ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:46:35
:: watches, transfixed, as it sinks slowly :: Why is this so satisfying?
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:46:51
:: grins toothily at Wright's exuberance, , then looks around for the next point of interest to study ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:46:54
Nikresh> :: paddles over to the geologists ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:47:18
ENG: I have no idea.
CMO Lt Tailor 10-Mar-2021 21:47:45
Self: Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right... stuck in the middle with you. ::bops, finishes up the charts::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:47:49
:: adds another rock to the show ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:48:08
CO/MED: Anyone bring hotdogs?
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:48:56
:: the three scientists have an excited argument about where to send the probes ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:49:11
:: feels uneasy ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:49:14
:: laughs and shakes her head :: ENG: No, I wish.
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:49:53
:: notices the crowd near Harper and trots over, taking note of all who are there ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:49:55
:: checks his bag again ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:50:42
CO/MED: I’m getting almost campfire vibes. I can’t stop staring at it.
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:50:48
XO: Hey Kuari. Throw a rock in.
ENG: So, what is next? We have a singalong? :: grins ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:51:52
CO: I mean, it’s either that or a pagan ritual, ma’am.
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:52:12
:: frowns at the indicated location, thinking they have found something unusual. Picking up a rock, she tosses it into the lava, watching it sink with rapt attention ::
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 21:52:16
:: scrambles back over the rocks, muttering, as she jumps down next to the crowd :: AT: Welp... everything's clear. :: glances at Ammora :: TAC2: You okay?
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:52:21
:: finally, the three reach a consensus and call up to the bridge with coordinates to launch two probes; the coordinates are both nearby the island, so the probes will be visible to the away as they streak through the atmosphere ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:52:24
ENG/CO: It’s mesmerizing. :: she chuckles at D’bryn’s quip ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:52:54
XO: You just cannot look away, right?
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:53:40
:: watches the rock sink, fascinated, but can't help but peer quizzically at Harper after the rock disappears ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:54:41
ACTION> Atlantis acknowledges the message and, a few moments later, launches two probes.
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:55:21
:: calls out to the away team in general :: All: Probes are incoming!
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:55:37
:: hears Lexy's call and looks up, missing the quizzical stare ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:55:50
CTO: Yeah, all good here, sir.
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:55:54
:: looks up to see the probes entering atmosphere ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:56:03
:: heard the call and looks up, watching for the probes ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:56:03
Gunnarsdottir> :: so excited at getting to launch probes from main Sci/Ops! ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:56:36
ACTION> The probes start to appear in the blue sky, gaining brightness as they enter the planet's atmopshere ::
:: squinting against the relatively large contact binary in the sky, her pilot's eyes easily pick them out, and she points :: All: There!
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 21:57:41
:: watches the lights in the sky, flashes back to the moment she first saw the Light falling on the beach in Valendhar ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 21:57:47
:: glances at Harper and follows her point, spotting them as well and grinning ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 21:57:48
:: looks up and follows Harper's line of sight ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:58:59
:: looks up, watching the probe's approach ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:59:11
:: shields her eyes with her arms as she looks up, eventually spotting the probes and pointing :: There!
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 21:59:16
ACTION> The two probes flare bright and then fade before becoming visible as shiny metallic objects falling toward the water.
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 21:59:31
Olsen> :: watches, excited ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 21:59:38
:: smirks, slightly ::
:: gazes up the ridge again, then down the beach in both directions ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:00:07
:: watches them fall and wonders what they may reveal ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:00:56
:: wonders what secrets this immense ocean is hiding ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:01:10
ACTION> The probes slow themselves before entering the water, but two tall splashes can be seen at the horizon!
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:01:36
Nikresh> :: pulls his kayak out of the water in case there is a wave ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:01:39
:: claps ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:01:51
Seles> :: does the same ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:01:57
:: smiles, knowing Wright must have found her targets easily and quickly as the probes splash down ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:02:03
:: also claps, giving a whoop :: All: Woo!
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:02:58
:: claps excitedly ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:03:02
:: doesn’t join in the celebration; the probes landed at the same point on the horizon where she saw the immense shadow ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:04:05
:: shifts the bag on his shoulder ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:05:01
:: steps back from the water's edge, expecting a wave ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:07:00
ACTION> A wave some 40cm taller than the rest does eventually arrive.
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 22:07:34
:: yelps and staggers backwards, getting wet wasn't a part of today's plan ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:07:52
:: just stands for a moment, once again pondering on the ocean's depths, when she is distracted by slightly louder splashing ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:08:06
XO/CO: How much more time do we have for this mission?
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:08:52
CSO: We are on no particular time-table at the moment, if there is more you would like to study here.
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:09:23
:: checks with Harper, then nods, expecting Wright's enthusiasm about staying longer ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:10:12
CO: I'd like to hike up and take a look at the vent itself, if the lava flows will permit us to get close enough. Though it looks like Seles and Nikresh have full sample cases and are ready to go back.
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:10:37
CSO: Then shall we? :: gestures up the lava stream ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:11:09
:: squints, half-hearing those around her, tries to see if she can see the shadow of the building again ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:11:20
:: is happy to move on towards more sciencing, wherever Wright wants to go ::
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 22:11:27
:: glances back at Ammora, then to Harper and Wright :: CO/CSO: Wait a minute!
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:11:37
:: turns on her heel to follow after Wright and Harper, interested in the vent ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:11:51
:: grins at Kate and then at Olsen, who is also grinning with excitement, then stops when she hears Grey call out, her face falling a bit ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:12:16
:: narrows her eyes at Grey :: CTO: What is it?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:13:15
:: still perched on the high ground, his gaze watching everyone ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:13:30
:: stands, listening to Grey ::
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 22:13:52
:: matches Harper’s gaze quickly before turning to the rest of the away team :: AT: is anyone going to stay down here or is everyone going to move to the next playground up?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:14:31
CTO: :: raises his hand :: I'll stay, Captain.
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:14:36
CTO: We should all go. Upward!
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:14:40
Nikresh and Seles> :: both shimmer back to the ship with their kayaks and sample cases, eager to get a look at the probe telemetry ::
:: points helpfully upslope with her pickaxe ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:15:00
:: checks faces, particularly Grey's after Harper's decision ::
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 22:16:16
:: nods, glancing at Kuari then Ammora :: TAC2: Take front then. I’ll handle rear. Call out anything unusual. :: looks to Harper :: CO: Ready to move.
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:16:32
:: grins, following the group upward ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:16:45
:: rolls her eyes slightly at all the military faff ::
CMO Lt Tailor 10-Mar-2021 22:16:50
::stops by another patient, adjusting his dosage of kelotane by two ccs; hums a few more stanzas as she checks vitals:: Burn Patient: Another day and you should be out of here...
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:17:10
:: takes front :: CTO: Yes, sir.
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:17:19
:: chuckles :: CTO: Move out!
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:17:30
:: follows the group, looking over her shoulder at the horizon ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:18:47
Ammora: Is it okay if Olsen and I walk with you? It may be important to know what's okay to walk on as we get further up.
:: she says as she leads the charge up the slope ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:21:03
:: follows Lexy, trusting her guidance on where to step ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:21:12
Wright: Uh, yes ma'am, of course. :: follows ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:21:16
:: follows Ammora's lead with the others, well aware that this journey may require her to get creative about where she steps as she does not have protective foot coverings ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:22:01
:: is grateful for her boots, passing around a canteen she brought so the away team can have some water ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:22:46
MED: Thanks! :: she accepts the canteen and pours some into her mouth before passing it off ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:22:58
CSO: Ma'am, what excites you about this mission?
:: eyes scanning the horizon ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:23:13
MED: ::turning:: What was that, ma’am?
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:24:18
:: smiles :: ENG: Water. Stay hydrated, it’s hot. :: as if she had to tell anyone it’s hot ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:24:25
Olsen: Olsen, watch the grade to your right, that'll give way... :: points to the slope ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:25:04
:: takes canteen :: MED: Thanks. But what was that you said, just then?
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:25:50
:: blinks, thinking for a moment :: ENG: I didn’t say anything.
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:26:23
:: notes that a few members of the away team seem to be sweating more than the rest, and makes a note to herself to allow time for showers when they return ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:26:53
:: furrows brow, then shrugs :: MED: Weird. Totally thought you said something.
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:27:03
:: hiking up the slope, chatting with Olsen as more lava flows become visible in the distance, converging somewhere up ahead ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:27:25
AT: :: calling out :: Watch for non-supported soil. Rocks give leverage. Meters of seemingly strong dirt will give way if you aren't light on your feet.
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:27:59
:: shrugs it off, trying not to outwardly express her concern. She keeps glancing at D’bryn, though, curious and a bit concerned ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:28:07
:: concentrates on picking her footing, not really hearing conversation other than Ammora's announcement ::
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 22:28:11
:: is constantly keeping an eye on everyone, and nods approvingly at Ammora’s comment ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:28:33
:: follows the scientist instead of the marine ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:29:07
AT: When you see a boulder, stay close to it, that's where the grains compact the most - giving you the most support.
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:29:39
:: wonders where the soil is that he's talking about; it's just hardened lava flows as far as the eye can see, as far as she can tell ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:30:07
:: keeps behind Wright and the Captain, copying their footing ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:30:20
:: thinks, directed at the Light :: Whatever you have to tell me, will you tell me when I’m off-duty, please?
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:31:29
ACTION> The party makes their way up the slope and approaches the vent.
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 22:31:38
:: whistles a high-low-high pattern to catch Ammora's attention before gesturing for the rest of the environment, silently meaning for him to shut up and keep a look-out ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:32:02
:: stops, looks at Grey, nods, shuts up ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:32:43
:: it's getting hotter as the lava is more and more fresh and more flows are converging :: AT: Watch your step here. You might want to hang back.
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:33:30
:: is hit by the heat :: Self: Woof.
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:33:38
:: notes the canteen and comes closer, rearing up to walk on two and holds her hand out for it ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:33:39
:: slows, heeding her wife's advice... at first ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:33:50
:: keeps an eye on Wright’s feet, hanging back a bit ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:34:03
:: looks at the AT, the lava rock, and the soil that they're nestled in ::
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 22:34:08
:: scrunches her face up at feeling the heat, slowing to a halt to breathe for a few minutes ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:34:18
:: edges toward the vent with her tricorder out, the lava a much brighter red color and flowing much faster here ::
Olsen> CSO: Won't be jumping over the flows here. Too wide, too hot.
:: nods in agreement ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:35:14
:: moves up higher than the AT, on the lava rock ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:35:22
:: pours a splash of water into her mouth, not wanting to take too much, then hands it off, feeling the increased heat against her feet ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:35:36
:: then does eventually follow along, watching the temperature readout on her boots steadily rise ;:
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:35:45
:: takes canteen, gets another splash for herself, passes it on ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:35:56
CTO: Captain, permission to move higher to establish oversight?
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:36:43
:: thinks :: Oversight? Are the ocean microbes mobilizing on us?
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 22:37:42
:: looks up past the other crew members :: TAC2: Denied. There is no higher position that is safe.
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:37:59
:: begins to hop as the ground gets too hot, looks around and finds a modest spire of rock, hopping away from others to take wing and land on the spire, the rock cooler and manageable. She turns with her wings out in case she slips, then settles into a gargoyle-like position, facing the vent and watching ::
CMO Lt Tailor 10-Mar-2021 22:38:14
::crosses another patient off her list, finding herself at the end of her rounds, there's a lot less patients in here than there were a couple of days ago; makes her way to the turbolift, might as well get reports done on the bridge where she can stare at the planet on the viewscreen instead of the walls of her office::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:38:44
:: glances around and counts off, being sure everyone has had the canteen. She casts an extra glance at D’bryn, feeling something off about her but not wanting to address it here ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:39:25
Olsen> :: uses tricorder to get measurements of the vent ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:39:26
CTO: Understood. :: stands ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:40:09
Olsen: The magma chamber is deep but very large, according to our orbital scans.
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:40:37
:: hangs back a little from the scientists, but watches their activity with interest ::
:: but also kinda wants to thow a rock in the lava ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:41:39
:: whips out tricroder, runs another remote diagnostic on the surveying equipment to make sure it’s not melting ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:41:40
:: or to get some lava and make a rock ::
CMO Lt Tailor 10-Mar-2021 22:43:41
::swishes out of the 'lift on the bridge amidst a flurry of boogaloo funk music, and heads to her usual station, looking up at the planet in the viewer::
NAV Lt Navarro 10-Mar-2021 22:44:03
CMO: Hola, Doctor.
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:44:06
:: holo-images the area, vaguely worried that the others are getting bored ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:44:13
:: watches the scientists doing their work, also fighting the urge to throw rocks in the lava ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:44:40
:: off to the side, she... gently tosses a rock into the lava ::
CMO Lt Tailor 10-Mar-2021 22:45:04
NAV: Hey Doc, how are you?
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:45:10
Olsen> :: tests the viscosity of the lava with her pickaxe and makes some notes ::
NAV Lt Navarro 10-Mar-2021 22:45:26
CMO: Quite good, and you?
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:46:04
:: grins as she catches the sploop of the rock Harper drops into the lava, then closes her eyes on her perch, feeling the hot breeze against her, taking in the scents of the island ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:46:23
:: looks at Acacia ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:46:32
:: watches the Captain’s rock slowly sink, grinning ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:46:47
:: flashes a grin to her cohorts ::
CMO Lt Tailor 10-Mar-2021 22:46:50
NAV: Doing fine, thanks. ::smiles::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:47:02
:: it’s a little to hot for her ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:47:07
:: notes the slow melting and reintegration of the rock that is tossed in ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:47:11
:: watches Zoe ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:47:16
:: looks around :: ALL: Hey, who’s got that canteen?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:47:44
Zoe: Here. :: pulls the canteen from his pack and tosses it at her ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:48:02
:: does not catch it, was always picked last for teams ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:48:13
:: laughs ::
CMO Lt Tailor 10-Mar-2021 22:48:23
NAV: How's the away mission going?
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:48:24
:: stops sciencing for a moment and sidles up to Kate, speaking softly :: CO: You know, we could easily stay here all day, but I understand if that's not in the cards.
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:48:27
:: picks it up :: Scott: Thanks! :: swigs ::
NAV Lt Navarro 10-Mar-2021 22:48:42
CMO: They ascended the slope to the lava vent.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:48:48
Zoe: Any... time...
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:48:56
:: walks it over to Scott rather than embarrass herself ::
CMO Lt Tailor 10-Mar-2021 22:49:36
::nods:: NAV: Any exciting discoveries?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:49:37
Zoe: Thanks.
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:49:38
CSO: Well, we could potentially stay, cycling out members of the away team as needed, if you believe the scientific return to be worthwhile. :: speaking equally softly ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:49:43
Olsen> :: uses her pickaxe to gather more rock samples, stowing them away in her pack which is already mostly full of rocks ::
:: grimaces and quietly replies :: CO: Well, it's interesting, but ultimately it's just a shield volcano and doesn't seem to be dramatically different from any other that we've encountered.
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:51:49
:: still perched with her eyes closed, entranced by the low rumble of the lava, the breeze and the smells, wishes she had brought a sound recorder. Opening her eyes, she spots Wright, wondering if she brought one ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:51:53
CSO: Alright, then, wrap things up and we can move on to the ice planet to cool off. :: grins ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:52:25
:: thinks :: Oh thank god there’s an ice planet. :: fans face ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:52:46
:: snaps a tiny salute at her wife and then heads back to Olsen :: Olsen: Alright, any more measurements or samples we need?
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:53:18
:: tosses another rock into the lava ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:54:49
Olsen> :: tucking more rocks into her hip pouch after marking them with sample numbers and making notes as to where they were gathered :: CSO: Hmm... no, I think we can call it good.
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:55:52
:: watches the rock sink and the scientists sciencing, smiling to herself ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:57:02
:: takes one last look around and then announces :: AT: I think we are finished here.
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:57:05
:: picks up another rock and starts to throw it, but a green glint catches her eye, so she tucks it into her bag as a keepsake ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:57:50
:: looks at Grey ::
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 22:58:05
:: sighs in relief, having tugged off her overshirt to use as a towel to dab her face and neck off :: AT: Thank fucking God.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:58:17
:: smirks ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:58:18
:: flies down to where the ground is a bearable temperature, and waits for Wright in what she assumes is her path downward ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:58:24
:: also has a hip pouch full of rocks ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:58:39
:: turns and joins the others :: AT: Alright, back we go. :: taps her commbadge :: +Atlantis+ Harper to Atlantis. Away teams to beam up.
All: Take in the scenery one last time!
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:59:05
:: doesn’t take in scenery, afraid of what she might see ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 10-Mar-2021 22:59:05
:: gazes across the horizon, up the ridge, clutches his bag ::
CSO Cdr Wright 10-Mar-2021 22:59:13
:: makes sure she has all her gear ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:59:20
:: surveys the place once more time as they wait ::
MED Lt Acacia 10-Mar-2021 22:59:36
:: looks around one last time, appreciating the ocean ::
XO Cdr Kuari 10-Mar-2021 22:59:37
:: sighs, then waits for transport ::
CTO Cpt Grey 10-Mar-2021 22:59:53
:: glances around, waiting ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 10-Mar-2021 22:59:56
:: gets shimmered ::
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 22:59:58
ACTION> In the same two groups, the away teams shimmer out to the transporter room.
:: once everyone has appeared :: All: Hit the showers, everyone, and be back on duty in half an hour. Great work down there!
CO Capt Harper 10-Mar-2021 23:00:34
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