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Atlantis RP / atlantis-mission
A couple of weeks after the final battle against Sarreon, during which we finally finished the planetary system survey that was twice interrupted, Atlantis is on her way back to Earth, where the crew will receive some badly-needed shore leave after our ordeals. However, as we return to relatively explored space, we've made a stop at Gencodia, the gas giant moon where Atlantis first discovered the remnants of a precursor civilization that transcended this reality over twenty-thousand years ago. Our visit comes at the excited request of the colony's administrator; apparently, a receptacle has been found that would accept the Gencodian sphere that we found orbiting the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
After 25-May-2022 00:00:00
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:15:56
:: smiles as she gazes upon the familiar sight of Gencodia orbiting the gas giant Xothos on the main viewer :: NAV: Standard orbit, Mr. Navarro.
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 21:16:44
:: is monitoring systems from his station on the bridge ::
NAV Lt Navarro 25-May-2022 21:16:49
CO: Standard orbit, aye. :: eases the ship into orbit ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:17:06
:: is allowing herself to feel some excitement about potential Science to be done ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:17:07
:: sits at her station on the bridge, listening in as she works on some paperwork ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:18:29
:: also seems to be a bit excited, given her history with this place ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 21:18:37
Bridge: I haven't caught up on all of your mission reports. What happened on Gencodia? I've been hearing whispers of being trapped there?
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:19:25
:: sits on her chair base next to Harper, smiling and also watching the main viewer, excited at what they might discover with Gencodia's progress ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 21:19:37
:: turns around from console and raises finger :: Bridge: Trapped? Who was trapped where?
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:20:07
:: pinches the bridge of her nose ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:20:07
:: swallows, looking up at the inquirers ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:20:20
CEO: Not here, Mr. Leirone, but on another of their worlds. But this... this is where we first discovered them.
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 21:20:21
CO: Ah, I see. The rumor mill seems to have been cross-contaminated.
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 21:20:59
:: scrunches eyebrows together, still confused ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:21:09
:: grins :: CEO: It tends to do that. SCI: We were trapped twenty thousand years in the past due to weird time nonsense at another of their settlements.
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:21:26
:: looks over at Herschel, muddled memories of their long survival stay on the planet coming back to her ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 21:21:28
:: blinks :: CO: I'm sorry, what?
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:21:38
SCI: You know, another Wednesday in Starfleet. :: deflects with humor ::
:: isn't about to get into this right now ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:22:05
SCI: :: gently :: We can talk about it later, if you like. But it was... quite the experience to dredge up.
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:22:11
:: warbles a little giggle at Harper's jest ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 21:22:14
:: replays past few weeks in his mind, thinks, Yeah, standard. ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:22:33
:: tries not to think about it, as there's long been something nagging at the back of her mind ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:22:58
CSO: Commander Wright, hail the settlement of Atlantium. :: smiles with pride ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 21:23:11
:: glazes over at Acacia, giving her a nod :: Self: Okay then.
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:23:22
CO: Aye, Captain. :: hails ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:23:38
:: looks at readouts on munitions resources ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 21:23:41
:: thinks, 'Atlantium'? ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 21:24:40
:: appears on the main viewer, an older man, but with an energetic face full of excitement :: +CO+ Oh! Kathryn! I am so glad you came! You simply must join us on the surface, as soon as possible! We need not only your expertise, but that of your crew, as we are on the cusp of a breakthrough!
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:25:22
:: internally calms herself down, so she doesn't get disappointed later if it's not as amazing as she hopes ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:26:20
:: manages a smile, hoping this will help them all somehow ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:26:27
:: gazes contentedly at Cleese on the screen, but feeds off of his excitement and starts to wiggle the end of her tail on the floor ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:26:27
:: can't help but to smile at his excitement :: +Cleese+ Of course, of course, Samuel! We will be right down, naturally. What sort of expertise do you require?
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 21:28:17
+CO+ Likely your language skills, of course, and also Engineering, Science, probably some doctors! Everyone! Anyone who does not need to help can find plenty of things to do. Atlantium has grown considerably since your last visit!
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:29:14
:: nods with a chuckle :: +Cleese+ Alright, we'll be down shortly. Atlantis out. :: nods to Lexy ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:29:30
:: cuts the comm ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:29:31
:: tenses at 'language'. She does speak and read it, since the incident... ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:29:44
:: peers at Harper, interested ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:29:47
Bridge: I have never seen him this excited before.
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:29:56
CO: That he is.
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:30:06
:: shrugs :: CO: He seems nice.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:30:16
:: watches what's happening, stays silent ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 21:30:25
:: glances between everyone ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:30:31
:: starts thinking about the things and people she'll need to bring ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 21:30:42
Bridge: How big of a settlement is this? How many Engineering officers should I take with me?
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:30:44
CMO: Oh, he's delightful, with an infectious enthusiasm for archaeology, anthropology, and history.
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:30:46
:: sends a message to Sickbay letting them know of the invite ::
:: smiles :: CO: Charming.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:31:50
:: doesn't see a tactical issue here, continues to inventory his munitions ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:32:30
:: turns to Kuari :: XO: This will be a large away team. All department heads, at least, and anyone else who wants to come. Others are welcome to take leave.
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 21:33:04
:: busies himself preparing for the Atlantis crew's arrival ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:33:05
CO: Several teams yes, sounds like they need a lot of help!
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:33:43
:: thinks leave sounds awesome ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:34:02
:: starts tapping away at her console, making arrangements and sending notifications around the department heads who are already on the bridge to make sure everyone knows ::
CTO Cpt Grey 25-May-2022 21:34:12
:: is doing paperwork, standard stuff for chief ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:34:35
SCI: Herschel, I'd like you to accompany me, if you're interested.
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:34:54
:: relays the list of medical personnel who will be taking up the leave offer to Kuari ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:36:13
:: gets the message from Acacia and adds it to her list ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 21:36:54
:: taps messages to Davis, Byrne, and Iesius to assemble in the TR ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 21:37:23
:: jerks head to Wright, having momentarily gotten distracted making mental notes :: CSO: Oh! Yes, certainly.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:38:03
Hmmm... torpedo quantity down.
:: escalates that up the chain ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:38:38
:: gets up, crosses to the replicator, and gets a coffee ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:39:51
SCI: We'll need to bring lots of instruments. Who knows what they found.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:39:57
:: looks through armory reports ::
:: damage results ::
Self: We're gonna have to remedy that.
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 21:41:12
CSO: I'll look for the burliest scientists we have, if we have to haul it around.
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:41:33
SCI: Yes, good idea. Containment field generators, as well.
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:41:41
SCENE> Atlantium is now more than a collection of temporary structures near the Gencodian ruins; the colony now consists of permanent buildings on the side of a forested valley, through which a river can be seen running below. Xothos hangs stationary in the sky, a large orange disk with purple and red bands. ACTION> Those who are interested in the interaction with the sphere are ushered to an excavated chamber that seems to have a floor of an inverted half-sphere, with a smaller sphere inset at its bottom. The recovered sphere is held in place above the inset by a scaffolding. Those looking for shore leave are free to explore the town and the surrounding area.
:: lays her eyes on the the sphere that she last saw in Atlantis's cargo bay, brought here from so far away ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:43:02
:: stands beside Kate, also looking on the sphere and recognizing it through her Commodore's eyes and memories ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:43:13
:: stands back and to the left of Harper in the chamber, eyes darting ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:43:25
:: looking around for good sites at which to place containment field points ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:43:44
:: stands on the other side of Harper, eyes on the receptacle ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 21:44:04
CO: We have gotten close to getting this entire system to power up, but the couplings just don't seem to want to engage, perhaps from age, and the power system is not quite there yet.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:44:33
:: looks up, down... catches his breath a minute at what he's seeing ::
Oh wow...
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:45:03
:: nods, rubbing her chin ::
CTO Cpt Grey 25-May-2022 21:45:05
:: stands to Kuari's opposite side, expression serious and silent ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 21:45:07
:: eyes the sphere with as much awe as he can muster ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:45:19
:: looks for Leirone in the mass of people she brought along :: CEO: Can you handle that, Commander? I know that it's foreign and ancient technology.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:46:10
:: bits his tongue, takes a step back ::
NAV Lt Navarro 25-May-2022 21:46:35
:: holding down the bridge, enjoying the peace and quiet, and fine with waiting to take leave until they get to Earth ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 21:47:35
:: inhales :: CO: I can sure try, Captain. Cleese: Did your breakthrough have anything to do with how to interface with it?
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:48:15
:: looks towards Leirone, having confidence in him ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:49:02
:: takes a couple of steps off to the side, looking at everything ::
:: counts the people ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 21:49:37
:: nods to Leirone :: CEO: Yes! There are seemingly purpose-made interface points in the inset area. They do not seem to engage fully, but they recognize the sphere.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:49:38
:: counts the exits ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:49:58
:: tries to read some of the writing on the sphere, but gets distracted easily as that brings back a painful memory ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 21:50:28
:: is carrying some equipment, along with the fairly large but not quite competing with marines scientists ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 21:50:34
Cleese: To what degree do they engage? Are you able to get any readings at all? Energy output? Telemetry?
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 21:50:51
:: Grins :: CEO: Perhaps it would be better to show you!
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 21:51:02
Cleese: By all means.
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:51:06
:: leans in to take precision scans of the receptacle ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 21:51:21
All: Stand clear!
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:51:32
:: pouts at him, and stands clear ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 21:51:37
:: nods to one of his people, who presses some buttons on a temporary console ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:51:55
:: watches and steps back, hand instinctively moves to his phaser ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:52:16
:: looks at those next to her and makes sure she's not any further in front of them ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:52:38
ACTION> The scaffolding lowers the sphere into the receptacle. The room fills with a low, bass-heavy hum, and flickers of writing starts to appear on the wall, but this only last for a few moments before all goes silent and dark again.
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:52:54
:: looks around at the writing with wide eyes ::
NAV Lt Navarro 25-May-2022 21:53:03
:: tries out la capitana's chair and grins as he settles in ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 21:53:09
:: looks quickly between the writing that was once there and the sphere ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:53:27
:: perks up but then wilts in disappointment ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:53:32
:: eyes move quick, by not quick enough ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:53:41
:: wonders if we should set up the containment field first... ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:53:45
:: didn't catch anything of the writing ::
:: keeps his hand on his phaser ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:54:16
All: Perhaps we can catch a still image of that writing before it disappears.
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 21:54:33
:: shrugs and nods again to the tech, who raises the sphere out of the receptacle again ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 21:55:25
:: her eyes dart from Kuari, to Lexy, to Emily ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:55:51
:: crosses behind the whole group ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 21:56:19
CSO: We have that already. It's a boot-up sequence, we believe.
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 21:56:36
:: returns Kate's glance ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 21:56:40
:: nods, unsurprised :: Cleese: Shall we have a look at it, then?
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 21:57:39
:: stands away in a spot where she can watch what is happening without being in the way ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 21:58:15
:: looks at how everyone is standing, notices Herschel off a bit, makes a mental note ::
:: feels a bit more comfortable, takes his hand off his weapon ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 21:59:21
:: hands a PADD to Wright after calling up their captured images ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:00:05
:: takes the PADD and looks at it, trying to make out what she can with her limited knowledge of the language ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:00:10
:: looks over, making a move to get a look at the images ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:00:20
:: since the test is over for the moment, creeps forward and sniffs at the sphere and receptacle ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:00:34
:: walks over to Lexy and peeks over her shoulder ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:00:36
:: takes a step forward as Kuari moves ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:01:20
:: notices Emily and Kate angling for a look over her shoulder, and holds it so they can see ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:02:00
:: examines the images with Kate, her teacher in the language ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:02:22
:: nods :: Definitely a boot-up sequence of some sort. It just never gets to complete.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:02:29
:: looks at the sphere and receptacle ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:02:52
:: nods in agreement :: CO: Kinda like a program.
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:03:35
All: So it's clear, then, that there's a power issue.
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:03:48
All: But how would we even interface with it to complete the boot-up sequence?
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:03:58
:: decides metal smells like metal, and there's nothing organic about it to identify. Even any emissions she could sense would easily be picked up by scanners before she could, and she slinks back towards the group ::
:: notes Ammora ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:05:00
All: Is it possible that the contact points are degraded and need to be reconstructed?
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 22:05:29
:: squints eyes to look at the forbidden milk dud, almost entirely sure she doesn't have anything to do with it at the moment ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:05:31
CEO: Our engineers have been tracing the power to this room. We have supplied connections to both our generators and the original Gencodian reactor that does still function, though we don't run it often.
NAV Lt Navarro 25-May-2022 22:06:35
:: leans back in the center seat and does his best "make it so" gesture ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:06:58
Cleese: If it's confirmed that the original Gencodian reactor sufficiently powered the sphere, that might be our key to supplying the proper amount now.
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:07:10
:: sits on the dusty floor of the room, looking at Wright and thinking ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:07:42
CEO: I will send word to power it up.
:: goes to a temporary console and does so, along with orders to swap the room to Gencodian power when the reactor is up ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:08:36
Cleese: It could, at least, provide us with a blueprint on how to get your modern reactors to match the output.
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:09:21
CEO: Yes, indeed! Perhaps it is not merely an issue of power supply, but perfectly matching the correct amount!
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:09:58
:: perks an eyebrow at Kuari ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:10:22
CSO: We took degradation into account at first, but the contacts appear to be in fine shape.
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:10:45
:: pinches her chin in thought ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:11:10
:: she leans forward and pinches her chin ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:11:36
:: scratches her head, careful not to disturb her intricate braids ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 22:12:30
:: puts equipment on floor and scratches her leg with her other leg ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:12:35
:: looks between Wright and Leirone, hoping they have the expertise needed ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:13:02
:: looks around the room to see if there's evidence of any other inputs that are not being supplied ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:13:27
:: waits for the power switch, tries to get readings on current power input, for comparison ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:14:32
ACTION> The room's lights dim for a moment.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:14:41
:: and hand back to his weapon ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:14:42
CEO: There, we should be on Gencodian power.
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:14:56
:: looks at the lights, frowning, then understands at Cleese's explanation ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:14:59
:: looks around again, hoping to catch the text this time ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:15:00
Cleese: Let's see what happens when we boot it up now.
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 22:15:18
:: looks around, slowly taking a step backwards ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:15:31
CEO: We tried that and the result was the same, but why not? :: nods to the tech ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:15:51
:: moves to the back of the room again ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:16:25
Cleese: Just need comparative readings.
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:16:27
ACTION> The tech again lowers the sphere into the receptacle, and events play out as disappointingly as they did before.
:: her eyes dart around the chamber, reading as quickly as she can before the writing vanishes ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:17:10
:: tries to catch the flash of wordings as before, chides himself for not watching the away team ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:17:29
:: sees some negligible differences in the power output, but not enough for a conclusion ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:17:51
:: notices the standard away team formation still intact ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:18:12
:: glances at the flash of writing, then at the others, hoping that someone notices something significant, unlike herself ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:18:13
CO/CMO: What item in the boot sequence is the last before it fails?
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:18:16
:: sees Herschel's movement, takes a step towards her ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:18:17
:: points, and catches a brief phrase ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 22:18:46
:: notices the movement towards her and looks at Ammora, mouthing :: TAC: What?
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:19:06
:: scrutinizes the readings ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:19:09
CSO: I think it failed in the middle of memory allocation, though my translations are rough when it comes to technical jargon.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:19:23
SCI, mouthing: Are you okay?
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:19:34
:: perks an ear towards Harper, then peers at Wright for her response, hoping they're on to something ::
NAV Lt Navarro 25-May-2022 22:21:09
:: checks in on the away team's biosigns, finding all to be well ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 22:21:12
:: mouths :: TAC: I do not trust any of this. :: proceeds to then move the equipment in front of her, and stepping in between the burley scientists who are on their toes and squinting at the sphere ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:21:26
:: shakes her head :: CO/All: Yeah, it's pretty technical.
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:21:47
:: cocks her head to the wide, wondering what do to about problems in hardware they can't access ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:22:13
:: eyes on Herschel ::
:: moves slightly up and askew to the group, clear line of sight on everyone ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:23:03
Cleese: I might have something. Maybe. :: approaches, shows tricorder :: Your connections all look good, because they've been built more recently. But look here: the connection to the Gencodian reactor undergoes J/s variation several times over the course of its relay.
Cleese: Is it possible the power was going through transformers that have decayed?
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:24:33
CEO: Yes, of course, after twenty thousand years, it's a miracle and a testament to the Gencodians that any of this still works at all! Of course something may have decayed.
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:25:25
Cleese: Can I get a schematic of the original Gencodian power supply? I need to follow it for closer scans. Unless it's several kilometers long, or something.
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:26:11
:: nods :: CEO: Yes, we have that. :: retrieves his PADD from Wright and calls up the schematics before handing it off to Leirone ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:27:45
:: starts to wander around the large bowl-shaped room, looking around more closely while she thinks ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:27:57
All: Okay, this isn't long. I'm going to take a walk, get some readings on any transformers or relays.
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:28:14
:: watches Harper ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:28:28
CEO: Good luck, Commander!
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:28:48
:: eyes shift to Harper ::
:: shifts to Grey ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:29:18
:: thinks back on the Gencodian technical texts that she has read, and translated ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:29:24
:: blinks as the PADD is taken from her hands ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:29:26
CEO: Commander, I'd like to accompany you.
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:29:50
TAC: Sure thing, Lieutenant. Get your daily steps in.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:30:22
:: looks to Grey ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:30:25
:: overhears Ammora and Leirone, approving ::
CTO Cpt Grey 25-May-2022 22:30:32
:: catches Ammora's glance, barely tilting her head in silent acknowledgment, and making her way over to Ammora, holding him back for a split-second. :: TAC: A word.
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:30:37
:: walks along the power supply ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:30:53
:: looks after the CEO, gets his arm pulled ::
CTO: Yes, Captain?
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:31:52
:: over his shoulder, looks askance at the exchange, but doesn't interfere because rank and all :: :: continues to trace ::
CTO Cpt Grey 25-May-2022 22:32:19
TAC: Be warned not everything can be as it seems here... Don't let Leirone out of your sight, whatever you do. :: releases Ammora's arm and steps back around to rejoin the other officers, dismissing him to rejoin Leirone ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:32:32
:: witnesses Grey and Ammora from a slight distance, not close enough to interfere, but is interested, because rank and all ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:32:38
:: nods :: CTO: Yes, ma'am.
:: moves off after Leirone ::
Self, internally: What the hell does THAT mean?!
:: is now even more on edge ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:33:39
:: looks around the room as well, curious. She notices the marines, but says nothing ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:33:41
:: catches a scan of what looks to be a transformer, or relay unit :: There you are.
:: scans transformer :: Self/Whoever's in earshot: Okay, looks like we have a fluctuation 14.6%. So maybe an overload.
:: keeps following the trail ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:34:51
:: follows close to the CEO ::
CTO Cpt Grey 25-May-2022 22:34:57
:: crosses arms over her chest with a sigh, gaze watchful of the other officers ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:35:12
:: absently chews on her lip as she thinks, and traces ancient surfaces with her fingers ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:35:30
:: pulls out her own PADD and does some calculations ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:35:57
Self/TAC: There's another relay up here. :: quick-steps ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:36:20
:: watchfully looks after Leirone and Ammora as they go ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:36:40
CEO: Commander?
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:36:47
:: scans :: Self/TAC: Another overload. Power jumps up by 6.8% here. Total of... 21.4? How's my math, Lieutenant?
:: keeps following ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:37:59
CEO: Your math is fine, sir.
Self, internally: I think.
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:38:37
TAC: Thanks. The old thinker needed to push easy mental math out to make room for all the engineering stuff.
TAC: Weird how that works, huh?
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:39:05
CEO: For someone in your position, sir, I won't lie when I say that scares the hell out of me.
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:39:08
:: scans :: TAC: Alright, we're coming up on what looks like the last transformer.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:39:29
:: smirks ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:39:55
TAC: Nah, I know calculus teachers who count on their fingers when adding simple fractions. You have to compartmentalize your know-how.
:: scans :: TAC: Alright, this transformer has a power dip by 7.1%. So that's... 14.3% overload. Right?
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:41:03
:: thinks :: Self/CO: I know I saw the word 'database'...
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:41:14
CEO: :: tries to do the math :: 14.1%
CEO: I think.
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:42:24
:: turns back :: TAC: 21.4 minus 7.1? The tenth should be a three at least.
TAC: We'll figure this out together, Lieutenant. Walk and math. :: heads back to the sphere chamber ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:42:56
:: nods to Emily :: Yes, I did too. Database retrieval system startup, I think was the context.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:43:14
CEO: Not really my area of expertise, sir.
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:44:15
:: eyes the sphere :: I wonder if the data is stored in that thing, or if that's just an access mechanism.
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:44:30
:: nods along :: CO: Yes, database retrieval... :: she looks at the sphere with a frown ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:44:35
:: returns :: Cleese: Okay, you're actually looking at an overload of 14.3%. Refitting the Gencodian transformers would take a minute, but if you adjust your modern reactor output to minus 14.3%, that should do it.
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:45:00
:: nods again to the tech, who does so, and swaps the power ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:45:11
ACTION> The lights dim momentarily as the power swaps.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:45:20
:: moves back behind the group again ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:45:21
CEO: Ready to try it again then?
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:45:40
:: wonders if it's really that simple ::
:: prepares to holoimage whatever appears ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:46:06
:: keeps her eyes peeled ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:46:51
Cleese: Let's do it.
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:47:22
Tech: You heard the Commander.
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:48:19
ACTION> The tech lowers the sphere into the receptacle, bringing the hum back to the room. The writing appears once more, but doesn't fade, instead turning from orderly Gencodian lettering into what is, to those who can recognize the lettering, obvious corruption. Everything seems to hang.
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:48:45
:: shakes her head, pointing :: CO: No, no that's wrong...
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:48:50
:: doesn't understand what he's seeing ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:49:00
:: sighs:: Garbage data.
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:49:03
:: thinks the lights dimming is of no consequence now and waits, letting the experts do their things. As the writing appears and doesn't disappear, her eyes widen at the change, but something's clearly still not right ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:49:12
It is in the memory allocation, but the program is corrupt...
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:49:14
:: hears the talk ::
:: hand back to his phaser ::
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:49:27
:: frowns, thinking ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 22:49:34
:: hears "wrong" and glances over at Harper ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:49:37
:: snaps her fingers as what's been on the back of her mind suddenly rushes forward :: Cleese: Sam, did you ever go over those files I sent you from the Gencodian datapad I acquired from the Free Fleets? I think this program was among them!
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:50:26
:: blinks :: CO: Yes, I do recall that!
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:50:28
:: watches Harper have her revelation with a small smile ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:50:54
:: takes a breath ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:51:12
:: taps on the temporary console, interfacing with the Gencodian filesystem to replace the corrupted data with a fresh copy of the startup sequence ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:51:13
:: wilts a moment until Harper's outburst, her hope renewed ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:51:22
Self, internally: Remember you don't need all the info, just remember you're here to protect.
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:51:22
:: looks up with interest ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:51:25
:: makes a note to send a special thanks to Venya if this works ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:51:31
:: rubs her hands together excitedly ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:51:55
All: Alright, here we go again! :: initiates a reboot ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:51:56
:: feels horribly uneasy ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:52:14
ACTION> The text fades away for a few moments, then reappears, in an orderly sequence...
ACTION> The room flares to life, lighting up brighter than the temporary lights placed here by the workers.
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:52:56
:: eyes widen ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:53:04
:: looks around in wonder at the developments ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:53:10
:: moves to the far back end of the room, eyes darting ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:53:13
ACTION> Dramatically, in large, friendly, blue lettering, Gencodian words begin to appear in mid-air...
CTO Cpt Grey 25-May-2022 22:53:34
:: straightens, watchful at the words appearing ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:53:56
:: takes a breath as she starts to read :: Oh... Oh my... this is...
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:54:03
:: watches the text, her mouth falling open and eyes widening :: All: Oh my Gods, it's....
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:54:07
:: grins, unable to interpret the lettering, and looks to Harper ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 22:54:49
:: backs up to the wall, now grasping the arm of one of the scientists ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:54:54
:: heart pounds ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:54:56
:: starts to read aloud :: "Contained Herein is the Sum of All Gencodian Knowledge and Culture, Preserved for the Galaxy After Our Transcendence"
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:55:09
:: eyes widen ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:55:23
:: mouths along to most of it, speaking aloud :: All Gencodian knowledge...
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:55:28
:: actually is afraid she might faint ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:55:37
All: A massive database. Wow.
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:56:00
:: stares in disbelief, able to read Gencodian ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:56:00
:: has no clue what any of this means, watches each person on the away team diligently ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 22:56:11
:: before frantically starting to copy the database ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:56:17
:: her mouth hangs open for a few long moments ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:56:26
:: looks around to be sure someone is downloading, and sees Cleese ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:56:29
:: feels the plates on her back bristle a bit and disperses it with a quick shake, the light from the writing reflecting on her large eyes :: Self: All
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 22:56:42
:: looks over to Ammora, who also seems to not know what exactly this means ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:56:43
:: is, for once, stunned ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:56:52
:: looks between Kuari, Lexy, and Emily once more ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:57:22
:: glances to Herschel for a moment, continues scanning the room ::
CTO Cpt Grey 25-May-2022 22:57:30
:: can't help but watch in shock, disbelief in her expression ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:57:30
:: gets a bit misty-eyed :: All: This is one of the most important scientific finds we'll ever be a part of, people.
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:57:52
:: nods slowly at Acacia's words ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 22:57:56
All: I'm sure I could read about this in the back logs, but...the Gencodians transcended?
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 22:57:57
ACTION> What is clearly a table of contents even to those who don't read the language fills the air.
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 22:58:03
:: jerkily widens her stance to be more steady on her feet ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 22:58:18
:: looks to Kate, silently asking where they start ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 22:58:51
:: notes Wright's unsteadiness a bit in front of her and distractedly moves to sit by her side, still attempting to read ::
SCI Lt Herschel 25-May-2022 22:58:54
:: squints at the words in the air :: How much... is there?
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 22:59:01
Self, internally: Transcended... why doesn't that sound good?
CTO Cpt Grey 25-May-2022 22:59:42
CEO: Yeah. I'll tell you the story when we get back to the ship, if you haven't already heard it. :: glances over to Leirone, then to Ammora :: TAC: You too, if you're interested.
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 23:00:04
:: gathers herself, having been a part of the study of the Gencodians since the initial discovery, and having even written the book on the language, and clasps her hands :: First, we download everything and run it through the translation matrix. Then, we start reading, and listening, and appreciating what they had the foresight to leave us in our galaxy's center.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 23:00:08
CTO: :: nods ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 25-May-2022 23:00:34
:: wipes her eye and nods ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 23:00:42
All/Self: Wow...
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 23:00:55
After all these years, to find this... :: wipes at her eyes, the blue text reflected in their misty green ::
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 23:01:08
:: nudges TAC with elbow :: TAC: Ever think you were gonna see something like this?
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 23:01:20
:: suppressing conflicting urges to pass out, throw up, and weep :: I.. We...
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 23:01:28
CEO: Yeah, sir, it's... uh... really something. Amazing, even.
Self, internally: Shut up, shut up, shut up...
CEO LCdr Leirone 25-May-2022 23:02:03
:: wonders if this means humanity will set foot on the path of transcendence ::
Administrator Cleese 25-May-2022 23:02:25
Fine work, Atlantis crew, fine work. As I should expect from our fine city's namesake!
CSO Cdr Wright 25-May-2022 23:03:01
:: tries to speak with a thick tongue and a dry mouth :: We... should be able to work out an optical interface....
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 23:03:31
:: hears Cleese somewhat remotely, a slight smile and nod, but her attention remains on the information she can't possibly translate and can only hope the download is working ::
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 23:04:11
:: walks over to Lexy and Kuari, who were also there at the beginning :: XO/CSO: We did it.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 25-May-2022 23:04:35
:: starts to feel at more ease, takes hand off his sidearm ::
XO Cdr Kuari 25-May-2022 23:04:37
:: smiles genuinely at Harper :: CO: Amazing!
CO Cdor Harper 25-May-2022 23:05:01
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