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Atlantis RP / atlantis-mission
We received a distress call from the Vorrin, who were being boarded by the Kascal, two races we know little about. The Kascal attempted to run, but they were no match for us. The Kascal have an important Vorrin hostage, a man they evidently revere. Now we are hailing the disabled Kascal ship, and aiming to better understand their conflict…
After 09-Mar-2022 00:00:00
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:15:49
:: watches the main viewer for a response to their hail, having pre-emptively Picard-maneuvered ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:17:17
ACTION> :: the Kascal finally answer our hail. A man with a face reminiscent of a house fly with big red eyes and feelers appears on screen, screeching out a language of clicks and hisses. The translator catches up shortly after ::
NAV Lt Navarro 09-Mar-2022 21:17:25
:: eases Atlantis to a relative stop near the disabled Kascal ship ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:17:32
:: is retuning the plasma configuration on the Vorrin ship's warp core ::
CTO Cpt Grey 09-Mar-2022 21:17:40
:: can't help but silently snicker at the appearance of the Kascal ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:17:44
Kascal Captain> +CO+ … your Federation mother! And you meddle in things you do not understand!
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:17:56
:: even she would have trouble with this language ::
+KC+ I am Commodore Kathryn Harper of the Atlantis, and we have responded to a request for help from the Vorrin, one of whom you have aboard against their will.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:19:06
Kamina> :: still making small talk :: CEO: So, how’s life in the Federation? Oh, and hit that switch. :: she points at a switch on the wall ::
Kascal Captain> :: crosses all four of his thin arms, hissing again :: +CO+ As the technologically superior species, the Vorrin is ours by right.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 09-Mar-2022 21:20:08
:: keeps an eye on the sensors at Ops, prepared for the possibility that someone may opt for a violent solution, judging from the behavior of the Kascal captain... ::
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 21:20:58
:: watches the strange alien on the main viewer from her chair, waiting as Harper addresses the issue ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:21:41
:: looks to the main viewer, trying to understand :: +KC+ You claim a right to abduct others because your technology is superior to theirs?
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:22:53
Kascal Captain> :: pauses, then turns to one of his officers and has a brief exchange. He asks her if ‘abduct’ is translating correctly :: +CO+ We… take him, yes. He is ours until the task is complete. Then he may return.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:23:11
:: hits switch :: Kamina: It's alright. It's a weird perspective in Starfleet. It's easy to be like, War. War never changes, when you're seeing all this conflict that normal civilians don't tend to see, or even hear about in most cases.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:23:18
+KC+ What is this task you speak of, and would he perform it willingly if asked?
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:23:45
:: checks the deuterium supply sensors; they seem to be properly calibrated ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:24:41
Kamina> :: nods solemnly :: CEO: If I never see war again, it will have been too soon. I hope my planet joins the Federation someday.
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 21:25:16
:: wonders about this task, furrowing her heavy eye ridges only slightly, looking between both captains with a flick of her eyes ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:25:32
Kascal Captain> :: once again barks at his translator, a smaller and paler fly who seems to sink when he’s yelled at :: +CO+ Willingly? He will do whatever we say, to be released.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:26:29
:: trying to discern tone from their language and facial movements despite the translation ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:26:38
Kamina: I mean, it's not a bad collective to be a part of, but I also understand why a planet might want to remain sovereign.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:27:16
Kamina> CEO: Yeah, I guess. But to share borders with hundreds of planets… that’s amazing.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:27:44
+KC+ Captain. You must have observed the technological capability gap between the Atlantis and your ship. Tell me why I should not transport your hostage aboard and instead allow this task to continue.
:: wants to understand, but also is concerned for the welfare of the abducted Vorrin while not starting a war between these two species ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:29:26
:: checks readings on a previous energy test :: Kamina: Damn it, your guys's warp core output just won't get back up. I can't get it above, like, a notch above standard fusion output. :: chews her bottom lip ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:29:37
KC> :: stands up a bit straighter, his lower two arms uncrossing and resting on his hips :: +CO+ Hm, well… yes. But it is the Vorrin’s fault that the rok’t’shar are on our planet. Only their king can remove them, as the legend says. He must… or else.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:30:07
:: now she's getting somewhere, having played that card :: +KC+ What are the rok't'shar?
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:30:43
Kamina> :: peers at the meter over D’bryn’s shoulder :: CEO: I think we might need to restart the fusion injectors.
KC> :: looks back at one of his officers and waves a hand. An image appears on our viewer, it’s a large red-and-black snake ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:32:04
+KC+ Your technology is superior, yet you need their king to remove the snakes from your planet?
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:32:30
Kamina: Readings on your reactant injectors look good, though. Not saying you're wrong, but... :: blows lips :: It might be your magnetic constrictors.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:33:08
KC> :: grumbles, seeming insulted :: +CO+ They burrow, we have purged sixty-seven times and there is always more in the ground! He will play the chimes, they will all come out, blam! You know, easy as.
Kamina> :: rubs her chin, then shrugs :: CEO: You may just be right. Let’s get to the engine room and check it out. :: she waves a hand to lead the way ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:34:36
+KC+ What chimes are these, and why must a Vorrin king play them?
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 21:34:57
:: is confused by the Kascal captain's words, wondering not for the first time if the translator is working well enough ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:35:56
KC> :: huffs :: +CO+ The chimes, arrived at our planet by the time this conversation is over. Now you must not interfere, Federation goats.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:36:04
:: follows Kamina :: Kamina: I wouldn't have wanted to repair or replace a magnetic constrictor on a ship I'm familiar with. This'll be fun.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:36:47
Kamina> CEO: Well, they were acting up before we got shot so it’s overdue anyway. I’ll help you out.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:37:19
+KC+ It would seem to me, Captain, that you either accept our "interference," or lose any chance at all to resolve your problem.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:38:17
KC> :: uncrosses his top pair of arms and rests them above his other set of hands :: +CO+ Our engine is nearly repaired. We do not require your assistance.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:40:07
:: exhales a long breath as she feels her patience slipping away, hoping to get it back :: +KC+ What you require, captain, is our cooperation.
:: she looks to T'Lira :: CAG: Commander, lock transporters on the Vorrin lifesign.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:40:33
Kamina: I appreciate it. I just hope it's not the vertical tension members. That's some tedious work.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:40:44
KC> :: barks :: Crew: Shields up!
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 21:41:06
:: brow furrows further, staring at the alien on the main viewer ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:41:09
ACTION> The Kascal ship raises their damaged shields.
Kamina> :: laughs :: Yeah, I hope it’s just a bent pin!
CAG LCdr T’Lira 09-Mar-2022 21:41:41
:: attempts to get a transporter lock, working the controls carefully ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:42:29
+KC+ Captain, please. Those shields may absorb a few shots from our phasers, and you know that.
CTO Cpt Grey 09-Mar-2022 21:42:45
:: preps for whatever might come next ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:43:31
KC> :: emits a low clicking growl-like sound :: +CO+ Why must you stick your nose where it does not belong?
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:44:38
+KC+ It is in our nature to respond for calls for help. However, if you assure me that the Vorrin will come to no harm and will be released after playing these chimes, we will escort you and return him to his people afterwards.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:45:35
KC> :: hesitates, then exchanges a few grunts with his translator :: +CO+ We will not… harm.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:46:22
+KC+ And the act of playing these chimes will not harm him, either?
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:46:51
KC> +CO+ Surely not. We planned to return him in no pieces.
KC> +CO+ We do not want… war.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:47:31
:: re-scans the warp core when they arrive there :: Kamina: I'm not a superstitious person, but I'm starting to believe in the concept of jinxes. Three guesses as to what's wrong with your magnetic constrictors.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:48:00
Kamina> :: groans :: CEO: Don’t say ‘vertical tension members’.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:48:46
+KC+ Alright, lead the way when your engines are repaired. We will follow to ensure the Vorrin's safety.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:49:55
:: tsks, puts a hand on Kamina's shoulder :: Kamina: It's a cruel universe. Let's see how many we have to fabricate.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:49:55
KC> :: turns to his crew, and the comm feed is cut. Shortly after his engines begin powering up, and they set a course for the Kascal homeworld, a heavily swampy planet known as Kascor ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:50:15
NAV: Stay with them, Zorro.
:: takes her seat, that having been mentally exhausting ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:50:43
Kamina> :: sighs then chuckles, shaking her head. She gets into the machine parts, checking how many are bad ::
NAV Lt Navarro 09-Mar-2022 21:51:07
CO: Aye aye. :: easily keeps pace with the crippled Kascal ship ::
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 21:51:20
:: gives Harper a sympathetic look, now at eye level with her ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:52:36
:: smiles a little a Kuari while wondering if she has time for a cup of tea and some headache medicine before their arrival ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:54:55
ACTION> A bit of time passes, and we arrive in orbit of the Kascal home planet. The other two ships from the earlier chase are already there, having set down around the site of a large metal rod-shaped structure buried underground. The ship we’ve been following enters the atmosphere, and begins descending to land at the same site.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:55:04
:: returns from the ready room after a cup of drakberry tea that chased something for her headache ::
NAV: Powered stationary orbit above their landing site.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:56:40
:: fastens the last VTM and reinserts the manifold into the warp core :: Kamina: Okay, last one. Hopefully now that they're tritanium and cortenite, they shouldn't corrode and break so easily.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:56:50
CAG: Keep a transporter lock on the Vorrin lifesign.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:57:07
Kamina> CEO: Not a bad upgrade. I’ll put you in for a promotion! :: she laughs ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 21:57:42
Kamina: I'm honored! What's my new rank?
NAV Lt Navarro 09-Mar-2022 21:57:43
CO: Sí, capitana. :: uses the impulse engines to put them in an assisted pseudo-orbit above the landing site, far lower than would be possible unpowered ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 21:58:21
ACTION> The ship with the Vorrin lands, then drops its shields. Two armed Kascal escort the Vorrin down their loading ramp, toward the platform atop the metal structure where the chimes are already waiting for him.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:58:57
CTO: Put the landing site on the main viewer and zoom in as far as possible.
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 21:59:19
:: watches the main viewer carefully, glancing at times at her console ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 21:59:56
CAG: Also, scan the surface for... giant snakes.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 09-Mar-2022 22:00:19
:: giant... perhaps it was best not to ask for clarification :: CO: Copy. :: scans for... giant snakes... ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:00:21
ACTION> The Vorrin seems perfectly zen despite his armed escort. He approaches the chimes, takes the hammer hanging from their side. All across the planet ships begin taking off, mostly warships, all powering weapons.
CTO Cpt Grey 09-Mar-2022 22:00:35
:: pulls up the landing site, glancing up at the main viewer as she toggles the zoom functions ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:01:55
XO: What is the story from Earth about the tied piper that lured the bats away from Hamburger?
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:02:15
ACTION> The Vorrin hits the chimes, contemplates, then hits a few more. He starts to sweat, will this actually do anything? But he continues to play, hopeful.
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:02:54
:: frowns, eyes averted in thought :: CO: I remember...rats? I don't know the story, though.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:03:36
ACTION> The battleships all around the planet take up positions over continents, and aim their weapons at the surface.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:03:43
:: shakes her head :: XO: Me neither. Perhaps we are witnessing something like that now, but somehow... stranger.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:04:48
ACTION> The Vorrin hits the right chord finally and the large metal rod resonates, causing the area around the structure to quake.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:04:58
CTO: What are all of their ships doing, Ryleigh?
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:06:02
Kamina> CEO: Head Engineer’s Studious Assistant!
CTO Cpt Grey 09-Mar-2022 22:06:21
CO: I... don't know. :: is glancing from console to console with a frown, trying to figure it out. ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:06:43
Kamina: Nice!
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:07:04
CAG: Any snakes on the surface scan yet?
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:07:25
:: thinks about rats, bats and snakes ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:07:51
ACTION> When the quaking stops, the Vorrin seems surprised. Then he knows what he must do, and plays that chord over and over again, as loud as he can. The rod he’s standing on resonates, as do rods that apparently dot the whole surface. Sure enough, big red snakes start surfacing. Just as soon as they’re spotted on sensors, the warships open fire on the surface, killing the snakes.
Kamina> CEO: What is your rank, actually? I don’t know what those mean. :: she points at Zoë’s pips ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:09:01
:: her eyes go wide as the Kascal fire on their own world :: CAG: The Vorrin! Is he alright?
CAG LCdr T’Lira 09-Mar-2022 22:10:19
:: her fingers fly across the controls, checking for lifesigns of the Vorrin ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:10:50
Kamina: Lieutenant Junior Grade! I always loved the word junior in that rank, like I'm the child's version of a lieutenant. :: puts her voice up in register, adds a little lisp, a soupçon of rasp :: 'Lieutenant Junior, reporting for duty!'
CAG LCdr T’Lira 09-Mar-2022 22:11:08
:: looks back :: CO: The Vorrin is safe, Commodore.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:11:40
:: looks to Kuari :: XO: That is the most extreme form of pest control I have ever seen.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:11:48
Kamina> :: grins :: CEO: That’s funny. My rank is boring, just ‘Head Engineer’.
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:12:01
:: with large eyes watching the main viewer, turns to Harper and nods slowly in agreement ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:12:23
ACTION> All across the planet, tuning forks ring and snakes are being wiped out without mercy.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:13:22
Kamina: That's a good title. I see one of those biweekly—every week if I'm having a particularly hard time.
:: smirks ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:14:06
Kamina> CEO: Oh? You meet a lot of Head Engineers in your line of work?
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:14:14
:: waits for the massacre to conclude, not about to interfere ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:15:31
Kamina: I was engaging in a little— :: waggles some self-effacing finger-guns :: —dadly wordplay. Head Engineer, psych therapist... It's almost like I'm deliberately trying to not be understood.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:16:57
ACTION> The shooting goes on for a few minutes, then slows, then eventually stops. The Vorrin becomes visible once again as the landing site stops shaking, and he seems winded but otherwise unharmed. There is loud chittering and clicking that sounds happy, and one of the armed guards even hugs the Vorrin.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:17:39
:: seeing that on the main viewer, she figures that the danger has passed :: CAG: Hail them.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:17:51
Kamina> CEO: … dadly?
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:18:22
Kamina: See what I mean?
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:18:52
Kamina> :: nods, then smirks :: CEO: Did you build your own walls, or did someone build them for you?
CAG LCdr T’Lira 09-Mar-2022 22:20:16
CO: Hailing now.
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:20:19
:: thinks about the strange and sometimes symbiotic relationship between species, glad that they seemed to understand and respond what she feels was properly in this situation ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:20:24
:: stares into the middle distance, hears 'Sound of Silence' in her head ::
Kamina: Little bit of column A, little bit of column B.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:21:00
KC> :: answers the hail, his crew behind him celebrating :: +CO+ Federation! The deed is done.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:22:10
:: smiles :: +KC+ We saw! It was an... interesting thing to witness, and thank you for the opportunity. Is your business with the Vorrin concluded?
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:22:15
Kamina> CEO: Well, it’s good for an engineer to have their guard up. Otherwise even the ship will break your heart.
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:22:30
:: smiles ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:23:17
KC> :: chitters :: +CO+ Our business is concluded. We can take him back, or you can if you wish. The chimes as well. We will not keep them for our museum, as a gesture of peace.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:24:47
+KC+ We will return him to his people, along with the chimes. Might I suggest asking the Vorrin if this happens again? They might surprise you.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:25:21
Kamina: Okay, are you quoting Vorrin song lyrics right now, or are you just this insightful?
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:25:45
KC> :: exchanges a noise with his translator. He seems to begrudge this, but concedes :: +CO+ We… will ask.
Kamina> :: tuts :: CEO: You got me. ‘This Ship Will Break Your Heart’ is a song by Artrons.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:26:45
+KC+ That is wonderful news, thank you. I regret that we had to meet in such a way, but happy that we could find peaceful resolution.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:27:40
KC> :: licks his eyes with his proboscis :: +CO+ Our fight was never with you. Safe travels.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:27:47
Kamina: Okay, wow, I was deflecting with humor. But that's cool.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:27:51
+KC+ And to you. Atlantis out.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:28:15
Kamina: I sneak song lyrics into shit all the time.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:28:16
:: nods to T'Lira to cut the comm, then follows up :: CAG: Beam the Vorrin up to the transporter room, and then the chimes to cargo bay one.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:28:25
Kamina> CEO: Seems like deflecting with humor is most of what you do.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 09-Mar-2022 22:28:38
:: cuts the comm as ordered, and then locks onto the indicated targets :: CO: Aye sir.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:28:57
Kamina> CEO: I didn’t expect an alien to recognize a song, so I figured I’d seem more poetic. :: she laughs ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:28:59
:: turns to Kuari :: XO: Care to go meet our guest, Commander?
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:29:14
Kamina: Humor deflection is the last bulkhead I have left, man.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:30:19
Kamina> CEO: Reminds me of my dad. :: she snaps her fingers :: Oh! Dadly. Dad-ly. Ha. Yeah.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:30:21
CAG: Energize.
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:30:47
:: nods at Harper, standing ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:30:54
Kamina: I hope it reminds you of him in a good way.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 09-Mar-2022 22:31:00
:: hits the controls, transporting both the Vorrin and the chimes to their intended locations :: CO: Transporting now.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:31:57
Vorrin> :: appears in the transporter room, looking around. He has short brown hair, and wears a simple orange robe, more like a monk than a king :: Self: Oh, huh.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:32:14
NAV: Set a course to rendezvous with the Vorrin. I am sure Lt. D'bryn has finished repairs and is dying to get back aboard.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:32:30
Kamina> CEO: Well, yeah. We got along when he was alive.
NAV Lt Navarro 09-Mar-2022 22:32:42
CO: Course laid in and ready.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:33:28
NAV: Warp six.
NAV Lt Navarro 09-Mar-2022 22:33:38
:: engages the warp drive and Atlantis warps away ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:34:26
Kamina: Oh, I'm sorry. I'm glad it was good while you had each other.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:34:55
Kamina> CEO: Why are you sorry? You didn’t kill him. :: finger-guns :: Dadly joke.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:35:52
CAG: You have the bridge. :: nods to Kuari and enters the TL with her, directing it to TR1 ::
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:36:23
:: sits in the TL, tail curled around her feet ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:36:43
:: arrives in the TR to meet the Vorrin :: V: Hello, and welcome to the Federation Starship Atlantis. I am Commodore Kathryn Harper, and we are returning you to your people at their request.
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:37:17
:: stands next to Harper, smiling at Vorrin in greeting ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:37:19
Vorrin> :: steps off the transporter pad and bows his head to Harper :: CO: Hello, Commodore Kathryn Harper. I am Vorrin, head of the Vorrin people. I appreciate the ride.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 09-Mar-2022 22:38:15
:: nods in acknowledgement before rising to take the center seat, hesitating for only a moment before sitting down ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:38:48
:: laughs :: Kamina: Speaking of song lyrics, that reminds me of an old comedy song that had the lyric, 'I'm sorry' and 'I apologize' mean the same thing, except when you're at a funeral.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:38:54
:: dips her head in response :: V: Of course. I apologize for the drama in your rescue, but I did not wish to provoke further hostility from the Kascal against your people.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:40:27
Vorrin> :: bobs his head :: CO: Yes, well once I realized what they wanted, I was unafraid. However, I appreciate your help nonetheless.
ACTION> Some time passes, and we meet back up with the Talial, now with engines back online.
Kamina> CEO: Well, thanks for all your help! It went much faster with you.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:41:08
:: now back on the bridge ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:41:40
Vorrin> :: stands on the bridge watching the viewscreen as they approach the Talial ::
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:41:49
:: also on the bridge in her off-center seat ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:42:14
Kamina: Anytime! If we're ever in the same corner of the quadrant again, let's grab a drink or something.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:42:15
CAG: Hail the Talial and inform them that we have Vorrin safely aboard.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:42:36
Kamina> :: smiles :: CEO: I’d like that.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 09-Mar-2022 22:42:47
:: manipulates the controls to open hailing frequences :: CO: Frequencies open.
NAV Lt Navarro 09-Mar-2022 22:43:15
:: settles Atlantis into formation with the Talial ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:43:18
Captain Joibo> :: appears on the viewscreen :: +CO+ Atlantis! How did it go? Is Vorrin safe?
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:43:51
:: smiles at her passenger, then to Joibo :: +CJ+ Indeed, Captain, safe and sound. How are your repairs progressing?
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:44:55
CJ> :: sighs with relief :: +CO+ Oh, good! With the help of your engineer, we are already back to warp-capable.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:45:10
:: transmits the subspace/whatever equivalent of her digits to Kamina :: Kamina: Thanks for the Artrons album. Let's keep in touch.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:45:40
:: clasps her hands :: +CJ+ Wonderful! We will transport Vorrin over to you, and I am glad to hear that Lt. D'bryn was so helpful.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:46:20
CJ> :: clasps his hands and bows his head :: +CO+ Vorrin-ay. We are in your debt.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:46:46
:: returns the gesture :: +CJ+ It was our pleasure.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:46:54
Kamina> CEO: I’ll send you more music, send back yours!
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:47:25
Kamina: I will! +Atlantis+ D'bryn to Atlantis. One to beam out.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:48:09
:: looks to Vorrin and smiles and says farewell before he's off to the transporter room ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:48:12
:: as she shimmers away :: Kamina: See ya later, alligator.
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:48:35
Vorrin> :: nods at Harper, then heads into the turbolift to the transporter room ::
Kamina> :: to the empty air :: See you later, alligator. :: she thinks :: Hm. Ha!
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:49:55
NAV: Prepare a slipstream solution to Wenkudia, as close as it is.
Landeskog> :: silently escorts Vorrin to the TR ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:50:48
Vorrin> :: shimmers away and appears on the Talial along with the sacred chimes, safe and sound ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:51:02
XO: Prepare the ship for slipstream flight.
NAV Lt Navarro 09-Mar-2022 22:51:27
CO: Easy enough. It's ready, capitana.
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:51:51
:: nods and turns her head :: CTO: Captain Grey, please prepare shields for slipstream.
CTO Cpt Grey 09-Mar-2022 22:52:16
:: nods, fingers flying to prepare the shields as instructed ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:52:17
NAV: Warp one.
NAV Lt Navarro 09-Mar-2022 22:52:39
:: engages the warp drive and Atlantis streaks away from the Vorrin ship ::
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:53:00
:: peeks at her console, then nods back up at Grey before meeting Harper's eyes :: CO: Ready for slipstream flight.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:53:26
XO: Thank you, Commander. :: takes her seat, glad to be done with that, but now they're back to the Wenkudian problem ::
NAV Lt Navarro 09-Mar-2022 22:53:39
CO: Slipstream in thirty seconds.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:54:07
ACTION> The tunnel appears ahead of us, and Atlantis is smoothly pulled in.
NAV Lt Navarro 09-Mar-2022 22:54:56
CO: Flight time is about five minutes, ma'am.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:55:34
:: has no headache after that success, so she stays in her seat ::
NAV: Thank you, lieutenant.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:56:40
:: enters the bridge, heads for her station ::
Bridge: What'd I miss?
XO Cdr Kuari 09-Mar-2022 22:57:11
:: notes D'bryn's entrance, then peers down at her Wenkudian notes ::
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:58:11
CEO: Oh, just a planet-wide massacre of snakes summoned forth by the Vorrin ringing a chime. :: grins at Zoë :: You know, the usual. Great job over there!
CMO LCdr Acacia 09-Mar-2022 22:59:11
:: finally has some respite in her office to catch up on paperwork, her patients having been transported over before they left the Talial ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:59:40
CO: The Vorrin have a chime that summons St. Patrick?
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 22:59:55
CEO: Who?
CEO LtJG D’bryn 09-Mar-2022 22:59:57
CO: Thanks, Captain. It was fun.
CO: Uh, it's... Man, I am bombing today.
CO Cdor Harper 09-Mar-2022 23:00:15
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