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After a short break to hit the showers following the away team's return from the watery planet with only one small volcanic island in a sea of prokaryotic life, we press onward in our survey. To complete our mission of exploration in this contact binary system, we will need to catalog the remaining planets — an ice-covered terrestrial world and a gas giant.
After 17-Mar-2021 00:00:00
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:15:27
:: exits the turbolift to the bridge after her second shower of an interesting day that began in sickbay ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:16:54
:: exits with her and crosses to the Sci/Ops station, relieving Ensign Gunnarsdottir ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:17:16
:: leaves his quarters, bee-lining for the turbolift ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:17:26
:: is on the way to the turbolift to take it up to the bridge ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:17:55
:: steps into the lift :: Bridge.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:18:11
:: settles into the center seat :: CSO: So, which planet is next on the scientific agenda?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:18:15
:: deep breath ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:18:38
:: rounds the corner in time to see the lift door close on Ammora :: Alright, I’ll take the next one then.
NAV Lt Navarro 17-Mar-2021 21:18:40
:: smiles in greeting to the returning crew ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:18:46
:: also heads for the turbolift, finding she has to wait for it ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:18:59
:: steps in :: Bridge.
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 21:19:07
:: steps onto the bridge, fighting with still-damp hair that was refusing to shape into its normal bun, bobby pins held between her teeth as she grumbles ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:19:07
:: steps out of the turbolift and crosses to the secondary tactical console ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:20:01
:: feels a slightly chill draft from somewhere behind her, turns, sees nothing but solid turbolift wall :: The hell?
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:20:18
CO: The icy terrestrial planet is the next closest.
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:20:28
:: checks to make sure she took the Light off before returning to duty; she did ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:20:57
:: moves up to the console, looking at all the different functions, his eyes trying to remember all of the protocols ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:21:17
:: peers around the turbolift at a place where maybe an air regulator might be over-juiced or whatever the hell could’ve caused that ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:21:31
:: considers for a moment :: From hot to cold, then? Very well! NAV: Take us there, Zorro.
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:21:59
:: boards the turbolift and nods to D’bryn on their way up ::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 21:21:59
Self: Fucking screw it. :: tugs her hair out of the holder and lets it down before stepping up to her console and logging in ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:22:28
:: looks up at Harper ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:22:28
:: realizes the turbolift has already arrived at the bridge while she was distracted; acts casual and heads for the engineering station ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:22:52
:: gazes at Grey ::
NAV Lt Navarro 17-Mar-2021 21:22:55
CO: Aye aye, capitana. :: lays in a course and engages the warp drive ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:23:08
:: steps onto the bridge but doesn’t head for her station, instead approaching the command circle ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:23:18
:: looks at Zoe:: Zoe: ::nods:: Ensign.
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 21:23:39
:: glances at Ammora :: TAC2: Eyes on your console, Lieutenant. I know my hair's interesting, but your console is more important
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:23:58
CO/XO: Is Commander Kuari available for her physical?
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:24:27
:: smiles in greeting to Emily, then looks over to Kuari ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:24:47
:: nods back, almost responds before Grey tells him to keep his eyes on the console ::
:: sits down at the station, does all the routine stuff, but then checks the turbolift statuses ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:25:24
:: from her station, looks up at Acacia's approach in greeting, then looks at Harper as if for permission :: CO: I think so.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:25:44
:: nods to Kuari, knowing how important it is for them to set an example in this ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:26:10
:: turbolift systems report no errors ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:26:28
:: smiles and hops off her chair, just about eye level with Acacia while on all fours :: MED: I'm all yours, then!
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:26:59
:: smiles and gestures toward the turbolift to allow Kuari to pass and then follows after her ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:27:13
:: looks at Grey, nods, goes back to what he was doing ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:27:21
ACTION> The ship completes the short warp flight to the outer portion of this planetary system.
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:27:37
:: trots dutifully into the turbolift, turning and sitting, wrapping her tail around her feet as usual so it's not stepped on ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:27:57
:: taps the console ::
NAV Lt Navarro 17-Mar-2021 21:28:09
:: guides the ship on a standard approach to the planet ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:28:22
:: steps into the turbolift after her and looks up out of habit :: TL: Sickbay.
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:28:31
:: begins preliminary scans ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:28:38
:: looks around the bridge, careful to keep his eyes down ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:28:54
ACTION> A bright white world appears on the main viewer, slowly getting larger as we approach.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:29:19
:: looks up briefly at the world in the viewscreen, looks back down at his console ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:30:03
:: is too distracted to take much interest in the new planet, draws up the schematics for a turbolift compartment because she can’t remember it off the top of her head ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:30:17
:: stands and narrows her eyes at the main viewer ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:30:27
:: looks over at Zoe, then back at his console ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:30:27
:: smiles and waves for Kuari to follow as the turbolift opens on their deck. She leads the way towards sickbay ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:30:55
:: trots after Acacia down the corridor ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:31:44
ACTION> As we come in to range, the planet reveals itself to be completely iced over.
NAV Lt Navarro 17-Mar-2021 21:32:07
:: eases Atlantis into a standard science orbit ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:32:21
:: leads Kuari into sickbay, past the main biobeds, to the full body scanner off in the corner. There’s a padded table, which Acacia pats to indicate Kuari should sit on :: XO: So, anything to report?
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:32:34
:: thinks :: Okay, air circulation intake is up around the light... Regulator is about as simple as a regulator can be, and is set for environmental neutrality, just like every other common area. Why the hell did it just blow air at me?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:33:02
:: sees the reading on his console of the level of water on the surface - all ice - looks up from his console at the viewscreen, then back to his console ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:33:59
:: hops readily up onto the biobed and lies down on her belly :: MED: Nothing out of the ordinary. I feel fine. :: is already looking curiously around at the instruments and such ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:34:03
:: furrows brow so hard she runs the risk of pulling a muscle ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:34:04
:: looks at Zoe, looking... frazzled ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:34:32
CSO: It looks rather cold, but is there anything interesting in that cold?
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:35:30
:: planet-talk filters into her attention; looks up at the ice planet on screen :: Self: Whoa...
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:35:39
CO: This is a terrestrial world with continents and oceans, but they are all covered in many kilometers of ice. It appears as though there are water oceans under the ice, and some evidence of cryovolcanism.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:35:58
:: looks at Grey, looks around the bridge ::
:: moves to Zoe :: Zoe: Hey, uh... you okay?
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:36:17
:: perks :: CSO: Cryovolcanism is interesting!
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:36:52
CO: Indeed.
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:36:58
:: bandwidth is too narrow to register Ammora :: CSO: Ice volcanos? Those are a thing?
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:37:29
:: smiles :: XO: That’s good. :: she taps at a nearby console, the screen spitting out numbers and graphs, all defaulting to zero :: XO: Alright, keep as still as you can. :: she warns, then slowly slides the table Kuari is on into the scanner chamber, bathing Kuari in a blue light from all directions ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:38:07
:: freezes, doing her best to be a statue, her eyes wide ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:38:14
ENG: Those are, indeed, a thing. A weird thing, but a thing.
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 21:38:25
::is at her bridge console, busy doing the boring but necessary sickbay reports from the last few days, looking up occasionally at the planet being surveyed::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:38:36
:: stares at Zoe ::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 21:38:43
:: barely gives Scott a glance at moving through the bridge, focused intently on her own console ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:38:45
:: realizes Ammora is standing next to her console :: TAC2: Uhh, hey?
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:38:55
:: ponders :: I wonder what happened here to cause it all to freeze?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:39:04
:: leans into her ear :: Zoe: You okay?
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:39:25
:: furrows brow even harder :: TAC2: Uh, yeah. Are you okay?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:39:52
:: steps back slightly :: Zoe: Yeah, sorry.
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:39:56
:: wants to say Why is everyone asking me if I’m okay? but holds back ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:40:03
:: stands outside the glowing chamber and taps at the console, taking readings of Kuari’s various internal systems :: XO: You’re doin’ great, just a little longer.
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:40:16
CO: It's hard to be certain with limited data, but it appears that this is not this planet's original orbit.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:40:18
:: does a second glance and moves back to his tactical console ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:40:31
:: remains still, hoping she's doing a good job ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:41:16
:: considers that for a moment, nodding to herself :: CSO: So it would have started out closer to the suns and ended up out here, freezing everything.
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:41:45
:: gets the last reading and double checks that she got them all, then slowly pulls the bed back out of the chamber, the blue light powering down :: XO: Alright! That’s the worst of it. You can sit up now.
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:42:22
:: nods :: CO: Precisely. Something happened to fling it way out here. But the internal radiation is enough to keep some liquid seawater under the ice crust, for now at least.
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:42:30
:: remembers how incredibly statistically lucky habitable planets are, what with all the orbit-shifting and waterworlds and the whatnot ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:42:45
:: watches Zoe ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:43:05
:: regards the planet on the screen for a few more moments, hands on her hips :: CSO: How would you like to proceed here?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:43:12
:: goes back to his assessment of the phaser arrays ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:43:14
:: wants to be just as excited about the ice planet as she was about the other, but is too distracted by the turbolift anomaly ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:43:32
:: turns her head, puzzled :: MED: What was bad about it? :: remains lying down, knowing sitting up makes her head way too high for anyone to reach while on a biobed ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:44:48
CO: Well, we COULD just do detailed scans from orbit... but cryovolcanism is really cool, pun intended.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:44:59
:: types out a message to Zoe, sending it console-to-console :: Zoe: What's up?
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:45:25
:: shoots her a goofy grin at the pun ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:45:41
:: grins back ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:45:57
:: gets message, rolls her eyes, leaves it on read ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:46:05
:: chuckles :: XO: Exactly, it’s not so bad. Some people just don’t like the full body scanner. :: she takes a PADD and pulls up Kuari’s chart, comparing her results to her last physical ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:46:16
CSO: So you are saying we need to go see a cryovolcano for ourselves? :: her question slightly hopeful in tone ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 21:46:19
::studiously ignores the lieutenant and ensign making googly eyes at each other in the corner:: Self: Ergh. ::keeps typing::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:46:57
:: looks at Zoe, gets the hint, goes back to his phaser assessment ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:48:08
:: looks around again ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:48:34
:: pulls the bed Kuari is on to the side, aligning it with the pedals of the stamina testing device on the wall :: XO: Alright, roll over and put your feet up here.
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:49:00
:: nods with exaggerated solemnity :: CO: I'm afraid so, Captain.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:49:46
CSO: Then if science demands it, we shall. Is that atmosphere breathable, or is it cold enough that we will need envirosuits regardless?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:49:56
:: sees a discrepancy in the torpedo inventory ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 21:50:20
CO: Oh, it's definitely more than cold enough for envirosuits.
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:50:26
:: tucks a wing and rolls over, wiggling until she is lined up with the bed again puts her feet where told ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:50:43
CSO: Alright then. Hmmm... :: looks around the bridge ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:50:44
:: crosses to Grey ::
Grey: Captain, a moment, please?
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 21:51:02
:: glances up, a questioning light in her eyes :: TAC2: Yes?
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:51:09
:: takes notes on the PADD, nodding :: XO: Start pedaling whenever you’re ready.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:52:06
CTO: I'd like permission to do a count of our torpedo inventory. I think that we don't have an accurate count.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:52:35
CTO: I will, of course, require security on this away team.
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:52:57
:: pedals, slowly getting her rhythm, then has at it ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:53:15
:: closes his eyes ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:54:04
ENG: And, we may need engineering to ensure that the envirosuits continue to function.
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 21:54:24
:: glances to Harper, nodding before turning back to Ammora :: TAC2: Permission granted. You have fifteen minutes, check in with Lieutenant Everly for numbers as of last stock-count.
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:54:28
CO: Was just about to volunteer for that, ma’am. :: nods ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:55:06
:: grins at Zoë :: ENG: I had a feeling.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:55:34
CTO: Captain, if I may make a request?
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:55:42
:: takes notes as Kuari goes, watching her scan results on a nearby screen ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 21:55:52
::finds herself drifting from time to time back to the Gencodian planet, remembering snippets from the lost year; the hotel garden, her walks in the forest along the river, exploring the library... ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:55:59
CO: With your permission, I’ll go take a gander at those now, before we take off.
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 21:56:15
:: blinks :: TAC2: You... may, though this request may or may not be granted, depending on what is asked.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:56:16
ENG: Granted.
CMO: How about you, doctor? Would you like to see a cryovolcano in person?
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:56:45
:: pedals until her mouth opens, but because she's upside-down on her back her tongue lolls towards her eye ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:57:05
:: stands up and heads to the turbolift ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:57:22
CTO: I'd prefer to delegate my investigation of the torpedoes to another officer, and offer my services to the Captain per her request for a security presence.
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 21:57:30
::snaps out of her reverie:: CO: Oh, sure. Sounds interesting... what's a cryovolcano exactly?
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:57:52
CMO: An ice volcano!
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 21:58:36
:: pants upside-down, still pedaling ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 21:59:09
::tilts her head, thinking about that one for a moment:: CO: Fascinating... Sure, I'll go.
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 21:59:10
:: smiles at Ammora, glad to see him prioritizing his duties :: TAC2: Request granted, Lieutenant. Contact Lieutenant Everly, he'll find someone to manage the torpedo-count while we're with the Captain.
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 21:59:18
:: smiles, still taking notes :: XO: You’re doing great!
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:59:22
Turbolift: Deck 6. :: looks up at where the air intake is supposed to be, as the doors close ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 21:59:36
All: Alright then! To the transporter room. NAV: You have the bridge, Zorro.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 21:59:47
:: nods :: CTO: Thank you, ma'am.
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 21:59:53
:: holds her hand up near the light, doesn’t feel any air ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:00:12
:: hands her console back over to Ensign Gunnarsdottir ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:00:22
Maybe air outflow? :: kneels, feels around base around the floor; no air ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:00:28
:: manages a smile, but it's sort of lost in the panting, still pedaling away ::
NAV Lt Navarro 17-Mar-2021 22:00:42
:: turns and nods to the captain :: CO: Yes ma'am.
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:00:52
:: stands up, the brow-furrowing really getting out of hand, as the doors open ::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:00:55
:: rises, finally managing to tie her hair back into its usual bun and following the rest of the away team ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:00:58
:: enters the TL and waits for the rest ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:01:10
::grins, stands up and shuts down her console, happy to leave the boring reports for another time::
::goes to the turbolift::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:01:33
:: sends a message on his console to Everly regarding the photon torpedo inventory ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:01:46
:: thinks as she walks :: Okay, maybe I’m losing my marbles. Or the Light has me so freaked out that I only think I’m losing my marbles, and am psyching myself out thusly.
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:02:07
:: keeps an eye on the time, wondering when Kuari will tire ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:02:27
:: scoots into the TL before the doors close ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:02:27
:: gets to where the envirosuits are stored :: I mean, jeezy-creezy, I’m thinking the word ‘thusly’.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:02:41
:: Directs the TL to deck six ::
:: exits and leads them to the envirosuit storage ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:03:29
:: whips out tricorder, starts checking the envirosuits ::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:04:05
:: exits the TL, following the Captain down to the environsuits ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:04:13
:: most are good, but a couple have environmental regulators that need diagnostic and readjustment ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:04:30
:: walks in and finds D'bryn at work :: ENG: How do they look?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:04:51
:: follows a step behind Grey ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:05:03
:: pants heavily now, wishing she was more in shape, feeling she would fail as a marine since she was promoted ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:05:38
CO: Don’t use this one or this one. :: points :: Otherwise, I think the rest are good.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:05:57
:: nods and approaches one that should fit her ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:05:58
:: looks at Zoe, perking an eyebrow ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:06:12
:: nods, offering more encouragement :: You’ve passed your previous time!
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:06:37
:: catches the perked eyebrow, gives Scott a, What? expression as she picks out a suit to put on ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:07:06
:: steps in through the back and it closes behind her ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:07:32
:: picks out an envirosuit and steps into it as well ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:07:39
:: turns around and flexes all the joints while waiting for everyone else to suit up ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:07:40
::chooses an EV suit, carefully avoiding the ones that D'bryn pointed out::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:07:40
:: puts on her own suit, dropping her hair into a low ponytail ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:07:50
:: puts on an EV suit ::
:: looks at Zoe again ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:08:26
:: checks her air and sees good flow ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:08:32
:: doesn't last much longer and stops, panting like a rabbit now, her chest vibrating up and down, her feet poised up in the air aimlessly, her lolled tongue jumping around over her lips ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:08:59
:: does a few squats after the suit closes in around her ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:09:16
:: tests ranges of motion in the suit ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:09:43
:: sets compression parameters on his suit ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:09:56
::zips up the suit after making sure the controls work, and grabs an emergency medkit out of a cabinet near the suits, to complete her ensemble::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:10:10
:: looks around :: AT: Is everyone ready?
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:10:23
:: nods ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:10:26
:: nods :: CO: Yes, Captain.
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:10:32
CO: Yes ma’am.
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:10:41
:: grins, making a few more notes before setting the PADD down :: XO: Excellent. Take a minute to catch your breath.
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:10:51
:: checks her suit readout and comms, then nods ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:11:00
::nods:: CO: Ready
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:11:12
:: pulls an enviro-reinforced tricorder out of a locker ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:12:00
:: quickly flips over onto her front, not liking panting while on her back, and continues until she slows down, licking her now dry mouth ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:12:38
:: tromps into the TR, triggering the suit's comms :: +XO+ Harper to Kuari. Be advised that I am taking an away team to the planet for scientific data-gathering.
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:13:20
:: takes a hypospray and prepares it :: XO: I just need a blood sample, and you’re all done.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:13:29
:: steps up on to the transporter pad, knowing that Lexy has a location in mind for their beamdown ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:13:34
:: follows the rest of the AT to the TR ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:13:46
:: touches his standard-issue phaser on his right hip, joins the AT on the pad ::
:: takes a breath ::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:14:01
:: follows the captain to the TR ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:14:16
:: straightens up, her mouth closing but elbows still on the bed. Of course, they would be exploring their next destination and she's totally missing out, but she can't be in everything after all :: +CO+ All right. Good luck out there!
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:14:34
+XO+ Thanks! Harper out. :: thinks Kuari sounded a bit winded, and has a guess as to why ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:14:37
::fastens her helmet onto her suit with a hiss, and waits for departure::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:14:49
:: having heard Acacia, turns to watch the hypospray ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:15:57
:: looks at Zoe again ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:16:13
:: presses the hypospray to Kuari’s neck, taking the sample of blood. She takes it out, handing it off to a lab tech :: XO: Alright. :: she smiles lightly :: Sorry you’re missing out, but you can head back to the bridge now.
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:16:36
:: grinning in excitement inside her helmet ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:16:54
:: once they're all up on the transporter pad :: TC: Energize.
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:18:18
:: looks at Acacia, surprised :: MED: That's all? Done already?
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:18:52
XO: Unless you have questions or something to discuss, yes.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:18:54
ACTION> The away team shimmers away and rematerializes on a vast icy plain with a mountain just ahead, oddly stark in how abruptly it juts from the surface. The light is perhaps 30% of full sun on Earth, and the sky is cloudless, with no wind to fight.
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:19:25
:: thinks back to her last physical, deciding that it was much the same :: MED: No, I think I'm good. Well...I suppose I have one question.
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:19:44
:: shimmers ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:19:54
:: stops taking notes and gives Kuari her full attention :: XO: Yes?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:19:54
:: beams ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:19:58
:: looks around the ice world ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:20:01
ACTION> The temperature is, on this sunny plain, about -60.
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:20:07
::turns up the heat in her suit::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:20:14
:: looks at his wrist read out ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:20:23
:: looks down at her tricorder readings ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:20:29
:: surveys the surroundings ::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:20:30
:: looks around, silently turning up the heat in her suit a tiny bit more with a grumble ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:20:41
:: monitors EV suit telemetry on her tricorder ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:21:01
:: shifts his weight back and forth on his feet, assessing the strength of the snow pack ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:21:57
ACTION> Upon closer inspection, a chunky slurry can be seen oozing its way down the mountainside, forming a river nearby.
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:22:33
:: points to the river :: +AT+ I vote we head that way, obviously.
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:22:42
MED: I...suppose you would have already brought it to my attention, or Harper's, but...after we left the planet, the one we spent a year haven't found anything new, have you? :: has dropped to a more friendly way of speaking, as towards a friend rather than a collegue :: To explain...physically...why our bodies seem to be the same, even though we remember it, like it was a dream?
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:22:44
::shifts her feet on the ground, her boots squeak-crunching in the icy cold::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:23:07
:: looks around, taking in the scene :: +CSO+ Agreed. :: starts off toward the river ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:23:28
:: also sets out in that direction ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:23:48
:: follows ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:23:54
:: looks at the slurry river ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:24:03
:: notices the temperature and is quite glad for the suit, as she's definitely a warm weather gal ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:24:20
:: sighs and follows ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:24:23
+AT+ Kinda reminds me of Montana in the wintertime... maybe a little. ::crunches off with the others towards the river::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:24:23
:: sighs, nodding and flipping through the chart again :: XO: Yes, that’s been on my mind. So far, no, it seems as if we never left, but also as if we’re stronger for it. But I need more data, more of the people who were there.
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:24:44
+AT+ The reason for cryovolcanism is all about the heat in the oceans below us and a pressure differential. The ocean below acts like a magma and comes erupting out, eventually forming cone-shaped mountains like this.
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:24:47
:: follows the Captain, glancing to Tailor as they walk :: +AT+ You lived in Montana, Tailor?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:24:48
:: slowly moves over to Grey ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:25:16
:: grins, this being about as far from Risa as it gets ::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:25:33
:: glances at Ammora slightly :: +TAC2+ What is it?
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:25:43
:: nods, understanding :: MED: I know I'm not nearly as strong as I was in memory. I could carry people, barely, on the planet, but I certainly didn't carry that strength back to the ship. It's so...strange. :: stares off wistfully ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:26:16
:: crunches along, find the place incredibly beautiful, despite its frozen desolation ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:26:19
+CTO+ Ma'am, we're clustered.
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:26:32
+CTO+ Yeah, I lived there with my dad when I was growing up.
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:27:52
:: nods, noting that down :: XO: I feel like there must be some physical evidence of our time away, but I haven’t found it yet. I’ll let you know, if and when I do.
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:27:52
::centers her helmet screen on the mountain, and presses a button on her arm, taking a holoimage::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:27:57
:: grins slightly :: +TAC2+ A cluster means an easier time for us to watch. :: switches channels over to Tailor :: +CMO+ Oh wow, that's neat. Ethan and I keep a house near San Francisco, close to the Academy, but we've visited Montana before.
NAV Lt Navarro 17-Mar-2021 22:28:22
:: idly monitors the away team from the helm, not taking the center seat ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:28:23
:: bites his tongue :: +CTO+ Yes, ma'am.
:: starts to slightly drift off to the left of the group ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:28:50
+AT+ Also, if these biomass readings are to be trusted, I think we can hypothesis that there was life on this planet before it was exiled out here. It's all died out, now, except perhaps for some extremophiles far below us.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:28:53
:: also takes a few holopics as they approach ::
:: then wonders what the life Lexy mentioned would have been like ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:29:47
:: keeps an eye on the EV suits readings as she goes :: Could there have been an actual gap in the turblift wall? What could’ve caused that? And why wouldn’t I have felt it the whole time?
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:30:10
+CTO+ It was between Bozeman and Yellowstone, Gallatin County. I loved being near the mountains there.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:30:24
:: looks from the CO, to Grey, to the CMO, and settles on Zoe ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:30:29
:: nods, happy with the answer, and hops off the biobed, stretching her worked muscles ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:30:36
+CMO+ Oh, Bozeman, that is where your Zefram Cochrane worked, yes?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:31:20
:: taps his wrist readout, looks at the slurry as he continues to slowly move away from the group ::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:31:24
:: nods, slightly familiar with the named areas ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:31:50
ACTION> After a bit of a trek, the AT reaches the icy river.
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:32:16
:: MED: is Sickbay doing after the battle? :: resumes her collegue tone ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:32:36
:: looks on at the icy river, positively freaked out that such a thing can even exist ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:32:47
:: squats next to the river to get a closer look at it
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:33:04
+CO+ Yep, Cochrane was born in Montana. Bozeman is where he launched his first warp ship from.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:33:17
:: watches Wright intently ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:33:34
:: looks around, giving a light shrug :: XO: We’ve almost entirely cleared out, last I checked we have two patients left and they’re doing well. It was chaotic for a while, but we managed.
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:33:41
:: looks up and around the gelid landscape, half-expecting to see some phantom shape like she did on the waterworld ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:34:02
:: pulls a geologist's pickaxe out of the small pack that she brought ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:34:26
::stares curiously at the icy river::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:34:29
:: looks around the environment, moves a step or two closer to Wright ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:34:33
:: takes a few more holopics, noticing the wind whipping up a bit ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:35:29
:: thinks :: Should I order up a full diagnostic on the turbolifts over this? I’d be pissed if someone made me work because their weird little Light thingy made them hallucinate something. But what if something is actually wrong? Goddamn it.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:35:54
:: looks at Zoe again ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:36:24
:: nudges at the slurry with her pickaxe ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:36:25
:: looks up at the two suns in the sky, small and distant despite their giant size, and marvels at how strange it looks to see them touching ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:36:29
:: nods :: MED: Good. Your department does amazing work. :: smiles ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:36:35
:: turns his attention to the CO ::
:: back to Grey ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:36:57
:: wonders if Commander Wright is going to jump over this thing too ::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:37:13
+TAC2+ Stop looking at D'bryn like a lovesick fool. :: scolds Ammora lightly ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:37:18
:: smiles back :: XO: Thank you. And for what it’s worth, so does yours.
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:37:45
:: attempts to gauge the consistency and composition of the slurry based on tricorder readings and observations ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:37:45
+CTO+ With all due respect, ma'am, I'm watching the entire away team.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:38:15
ACTION> The cryovolcano rumbles and blorps forth a surge of icy matter that fortunately does not shoot into the air.
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:38:33
:: backs away from the slurry river ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:38:33
:: smiles wider :: MED: See you later, I'd better get to the bridge.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:39:29
:: turns at the rumble and watches the extra effluent surge out ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:39:46
:: watches the surge make its way down the slope ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:39:46
:: takes a couple of steps back up the slope he's on ::
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:39:55
:: nods and waves :: XO: See you soon! :: she goes back to Kuari’s chart, comparing it with her past physicals ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:39:55
::smirks a bit inside her helmet at Ammora's reply to Grey, then turns her attention to the blorping volcano::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:40:09
:: watches the blorp ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:41:22
:: trots down the corridor, her step hurried but her muscles drained, a combination unique to having just exercised ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:41:27
:: turns his attention to Wright again ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:41:29
:: in teacher mode, a nervous habit to fill the silence :: +AT+ People are often surprised to learn about cryovolcanism, but it's actually relatively common. There are cryovolcanoes in the Sol system, for example. And did you know that ice is technically a rock?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:42:13
:: looks at the CMO ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:42:22
+CSO+ Yeah, I learned that from a bartender.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:42:37
:: checks on the CO ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:42:44
:: smirks to herself ::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:42:44
:: glances to Wright in slight confusion, looking around the planet ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:42:53
:: pauses a moment, looking at D'bryn, then finally gets it and laughs ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:43:20
+CSO+ You certainly do not want to be hit in the head by it, like a rock. +AT+ It may be common, but that does not make it any less cool to see in person!
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:43:31
::slides a glance to Ammora, giving him a slight stinkeye, and then looks back to the volcano::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:44:26
:: doesn't see the CMO's look, moves back to Zoe, continuing his surveillance ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:44:31
+CSO+ Amazing.
MED Lt Acacia 17-Mar-2021 22:44:48
:: checks at a console to see who’s on the bridge ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:45:37
:: appears on the bridge, trotting from the TL towards center ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:45:59
:: points helpfully down at the water that's below many kilometers of ice beneath them :: +AT+ The water below functions like magma, it's really quite incredible.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:45:59
:: looks at the slurry again, looking back up at the away team ::
NAV Lt Navarro 17-Mar-2021 22:46:12
:: looks to see who came in and nods when he sees Kuari :: XO: Commander.
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:46:52
:: nods back :: NAV: Lieutenant. :: takes her seat ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:47:19
:: is starting to worry that the rest of the away team is getting bored and feels personally responsible, but is running out of things to say that isn't just babbling scientific gobbledygook ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:47:33
ACTION> The volcano blorps forth once more.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:48:05
:: turns towards the blorp-ing ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:48:13
+CSO+ What’s the water like beneath the surface? Can it support life? Any micro-organisms on this one?
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:48:13
:: turns and scans the blorp ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:48:25
+CSO+ And is there any life left in that river, since it originates from the ocean below?
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:49:23
:: checks her curiosity; thinks :: Let the captain ask these questions, Zoë.
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:49:24
::is actually not bored, but isn't a geologist either, so doesn't have the same level of interest as someone who has studied that field. But the 'blorping' volcano is still cool::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 22:49:36
:: checks the scans of the planet and the member count of the away team ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:50:25
:: nods :: +AT+ The water in the river here contains a few microbes that are rapidly dying in this cold. So yes, I think we can presume that the water below supports some microbial life.
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:50:43
::the mention of micro-organisms piques her interest though, pays attention to the answer::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:51:19
:: imagines underwater civilizations like in early-mid-20th-century sci-fi movies ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:52:10
:: finds herself imagining this planet before whatever caused its orbit to shift ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:52:38
:: pulls out a small sample kit and carefully samples the slurry ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:54:14
ACTION> Time passes as more science is done...
:: approaches Lexy by the riverside :: +CSO+ So, did you have anything else in mind here?
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:55:34
:: closing up the sample case and stowing it back in her pack along with the pickaxe :: +CO+ Nothing in particular, unless you wanted to try some cross-country skiing.
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:56:10
:: eyes the terrain with a grin :: +CSO+ Perhaps when we are somewhere that does not require these bulky suits.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:56:23
:: keeps his eye on the AT ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:56:28
+AT+ Alright everyone, time to leave!
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 22:56:39
:: exhales sharply, glad to hear that ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:56:45
:: shivers, ready to get warm ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:56:50
:: watches the volcano as she crunches back toward everyone ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:56:50
:: moves back towards the group ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:57:39
::quickly finishes up a scan of the ice, to see if there are any other building blocks for life here that can survive this cold::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:58:15
:: with a last look around such an interesting place, she activates the suit's long-range comm as they form up :: +Atlantis+ Harper to Atlantis. Six to beam up.
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 22:58:27
:: stands up and slings the pack over her shoulder, waiting to be beamed aboard ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 22:58:38
Self: Maybe a tardigrade or something... ::clicks her tricorder off and stows it, waits for the beamout::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:59:02
:: waits to get beamed ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 22:59:13
ACTION> After a slight delay, the away team shimmers away and reappears in the pleasantly warm transporter room.
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 22:59:17
:: is beamed ::
:: feels another slight breeze on the back of her neck before she takes off her helmet ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 22:59:45
:: materializes on the transporter pad ::
CSO Cdr Wright 17-Mar-2021 23:00:11
:: resists the urge to stomp the snow off her boots, knowing it wouldn't have made the transport ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 23:00:17
:: unhooks his helmet, the decompression hissing as the air equalizes ::
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 23:00:18
:: opens her helmet as she steps down from the pad :: AT: No shower break after this one. :: heads toward the suit storage ::
XO Cdr Kuari 17-Mar-2021 23:00:44
:: is notified the away team is back aboard and waits eagerly for people to enter the bridge ::
CMO Lt Tailor 17-Mar-2021 23:00:50
::shimmers into existence, and unclicks her helmet, wiping frost from the face shield as she removes it::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 23:00:52
:: hurriedly takes off helmet, checking the structural integrity ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 23:00:57
:: holds his helmet on his right hip ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 17-Mar-2021 23:01:00
:: thinks :: Okay, what the fuck.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 17-Mar-2021 23:01:04
:: looks at Grey ::
CTO Cpt Grey 17-Mar-2021 23:01:23
:: privately enjoys the warmth of the transporter room, unhooking her helmet and placing it on her right hip, catching Ammora's glance :: TAC2: Yes?
CO Capt Harper 17-Mar-2021 23:01:32
:: pops the suit open and exits once it is in its proper parking place ::
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