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Katra Station / Re: S3 - M1 The Butterfly Effect
« Last post by Solluk on 5 hours ago »

USS Healy - Main Shuttlebay

Across the Healy, volunteers came forward for the rescue-mission within a rescue-mission.  Four shuttles from the Healy were being prepped for launch by the shuttlebay staff.  Two of them- Type 8 shuttles- had special mounts installed on their dorsal hull to accept 'mission modules.'  In this case, the 'mission module' was a photon torpedo.  Carrying such a weapon was unusual for Starfleet shuttles, but if there was anything which the Federation excelled at, it was improvisation.  In addition to the torpedoes, phaser emitters were being slotted into their optional mounts as the shuttles were readied for launch... and for combat.

Pilots and Operations officers were assembling to man the shuttles.  The lead shuttle would be the most important, as all other squadron elements would be following their example and direction.  The officers chosen to man that shuttle would be critical in determining the success of the mission.







Katra Station - Tholian Embassy - After Tess and the others head inside

For some of the officers who entered the Tholian embassy, its internal configuration had been seldom seen.  The atmosphere within the embassy was scorching hot, such that any humanoid without an environmental suit would burn to death.  The atmosphere was also deadly, not breathable by most humanoids.  Lighting fixtures of unknown function cast spotlights down throughout the room.  In the room's center, a giant polygonal crystal feature glowed brightly.  Its purpose- like so much regarding the Tholians- was mysterious.

The Tholians wore a variety of encounter suits, which seemed to differ depending on their status.  One Tholian embassy worker stood behind a console.  Its purpose was as enigmatic as everything else about this place.  There was also a Tholian in a red encounter suit, carrying some variety of energy staff, light glinting off metalic and crystal features in its form.  The Tholian in red seemed to have a suit that was reinforced to a greater degree than the others.  No doubt built for combat... though any of these encounter suits could be used for such.

Another Tholian present- standing in front of the rest- was wearing a suit with gold-tinted crystal.  This suit projected a regal impression.  It must be the suit of Director Tseyn.

Eydis was the only Tholian- of all those present- that the Starfleet officers had any hope to recognize with anything more reliable than supposition.  Hir appearance was somewhat more distinctive, and they had seen her many times.

For a moment, all was silent, as the two groups sized each other up.  It was uncertain who was meant to be the first to speak.




 
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Katra Station / Re: S3 - M1 The Butterfly Effect
« Last post by Tess tLhoell on 5 hours ago »
Cmdr. Tess t'Lhoell
[Katra Station - Deck 2 - Briefing room >>> Deck 11 - Tholian Embassy]

Katra Station - Briefing Room - Day 2

Beja shook her head and smiled over to Tess, “No questions Commander. If anything does come up, I will be sure to let you know.” Beja then smiled over to Sirol, “Ensign, if you need anything at all that I can help with, please do not hesitate to reach out.”

Beja stood up then and made her way out of the briefing room. The Tholian meeting would be starting soon, and she wanted to make sure she was early. The last thing she would want is to be late to such an important diplomatic event. She had wanted to talk with the commander about the Tholian situation, but there hadn’t been time. Beja was sure that Tess would see soon enough the issues the Tholians were undergoing.

Of course Beja was hopeful that the Federation and the Tholians would continue with their good relations. Beja knew the personal pain that can happen when your people become fractured and divided. She would do anything that she could in order to help the Tholians not have to go through what the Klingons had recently.

Once Beja arrived at the Tholian embassy, Beja smiled and greeted Zex, “Hello Zex, I hope that the day has found you well[/color].” Beja picked up one of the environmental suits that Yeoman Dramond prepared for them and began to suit up.

Beja was curious to meet this new Director, she had heard that the Tholian Director was not as pleased with the Tholian Embassy on Katra as Eydis. Best way to change that was to make sure that this meeting went off successfully.

Tess smiled at Beja. "Good, I would say let's not let the Tholian Director wait." With her orders given, she gave a friendly parting nod to Sirol before she headed out to head to the Embassy on Deck 11.

Once there, she spotted Beja and Zex, who had already put on the environmental suit. "Hello, Ensign", she greeted Zex, whom she had not seen today. "While I try to get into this thing", she held up the suit, "is there anything you want to brief me about that has happened in the past day?" Tess didn't like to admit it, but she didn't feel well prepared for a meeting like this. But she trusted her excellent diplomatic officers to guide her through it a little bit.

Once they all wore their suits, Tess moved to enter the embassy to meet with the director.







NPC Juraan Ren
[Wonderland]


NPC Cathy Daniels
[SS Wonderland - Katra Internal Berth] [DAY TWO]

Cathy snorted in amusement at Juraan's comment then realized just how bad of viewpoint that was.  She leaned over to give his arm flick.  "Behave.  We're gonna be working with these Pakleds for a while doing these cargo runs.  Making fun of them now won't improve our working relationship over the long haul."

Then she looked behind her to where Finn's Captain's chair sat and waited for his orders.

Juraan turned his head to look at Cathy who had flicked his shoulder. Then he gave a grin and sighed as he shrugged his shoulder. "As long as they don't know it, it doesn't harm anyone. This time. Miss Tribbiani." Yes, he had found out about her liking of their holi doctor. And he had fun teasing her with it.
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Katra Station / Re: S3 - M1 The Butterfly Effect
« Last post by Kal on 7 hours ago »
[USS Healy - Bridge]

"Sir, Suggestion from Tactical and security. No need to ask for volunteer. We all understand the dangers in security. If we where not in Starfleet to serve. We would not be here, sir," he said.

Even Kal was feeling aggravated of the Captain asking for volunteers. Even for the security department. They were like your 'red' shirt crew members. The ones who are front line willing to be sure everyone was safe. Like the front line trooper in a war. That was why they serve. It was like asking why a police officer keep wanting to work in a poor section of a city where there was high gang violence. He grew up. Working there gave the police officer the feel he could make a change in the neighborhood by serving. That was why many police do their job. To make a change and risk their life. They might be a few good select would continue to do that work if they were cut in pay. A few but many forget many occupations has a hazard which they might not make it home after doing that shift.
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[Deck 1 - Main Bridge - USS Discovery]

The Captain watched his helmsman and ops officer leave for the controls, and nodded as the more junior helm control officer took his seat.  There wasn't much to do right now... but that would change soon. 

"Mr Graham, stand by maneuvering thrusters.. they may be the only ones we have after this." he stated, looking over at T'Lara.  There was concern in his face, but they had a job to do. 

"Said, take Ops station.  As soon as we break out of this stand by to send a distress call to Starfleet Command.  We will more than likely be without warp if this works." he stated, looking down at his screen, and the mission chronometer.

 =/\= "Bridge to Addams... you two have just over five minutes!=/\=

Nevir frowned, and looked back at the project lead himself.  With just a look, the Lt. Commander stood up and left the bridge for Engineering. 

 =/\= "Belay that, Chief.  Commander Tovar is on his way down.  I'm not ready to sell you to the Divine Treasury just yet.  Besides, your entire team is supposed to give their funds to you in that case." =/\= he said, hopefully with enough jest to cool the atmosphere in Engineering. 

[Deck 15 - Deflector Control for Main Deflector Dish]

The computer controls were still locked, and the controls were showing the dish still in use creating the quantum matrix.  They would need to reconfigure the beam from the center out to emit the beam, but with the manual switch boards mandated on all vessels, it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes or so for the two of them to be able to alter the beam in flight.  But that also meant that there was no way the Bridge could control it.. they would be responsible for engaging without the Captain's command.  The clock was ticking.

[USS Discovery-bridge]

Alexander felt a bit of nostalgia sitting next to Nira it brought him back to when they were working together on the Athena. He certainly missed the rest of the Athena crew especially Stryker. “Understood captain Nevir” he said as he stood by maneuvering with the thrusters. The thrusters may end up being the only thing that they had left. He was comfortable being he could put his skills to good use in his specialty.
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Holodeck / Re: Let's Get Outta Here (Lisa/Kyle)
« Last post by Kyle Briggs on January 27, 2021, 11:16:44 pm »
Kyle had been looking forward to his next date with Lisa all day. She had said it was her turn to plan it and then gave him absolutely no clue as to what it was going to be. They had agreed to meet after his shift was over. He left the Bridge and took the lift down to his quarters. As soon as the doors opened, he could see Lisa standing at his door. Either she was early or he was late. Either way, the sight of her just brought a smile to his face.

"Did you forget the entrance code again?" he teasingly asked as he approached.

He opened his quarters and invited her in.

"So you ready to give me a clue to what we're doing yet?" he asked as he approached the replicator and got them both a glass of red wine.

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Katra Station / Re: Discussion for S3 - M1 The Butterfly Effect
« Last post by Beja on January 27, 2021, 10:51:13 pm »
tags to Tess, Sirol, and Zex
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Katra Station / Re: S3 - M1 The Butterfly Effect
« Last post by Beja on January 27, 2021, 10:50:45 pm »
Katra Station - Briefing Room - Day 2

Beja shook her head and smiled over to Tess, “No questions Commander. If anything does come up, I will be sure to let you know.” Beja then smiled over to Sirol, “Ensign, if you need anything at all that I can help with, please do not hesitate to reach out.”

Beja stood up then and made her way out of the briefing room. The Tholian meeting would be starting soon, and she wanted to make sure she was early. The last thing she would want is to be late to such an important diplomatic event. She had wanted to talk with the commander about the Tholian situation, but there hadn’t been time. Beja was sure that Tess would see soon enough the issues the Tholians were undergoing.

Of course Beja was hopeful that the Federation and the Tholians would continue with their good relations. Beja knew the personal pain that can happen when your people become fractured and divided. She would do anything that she could in order to help the Tholians not have to go through what the Klingons had recently.

Once Beja arrived at the Tholian embassy, Beja smiled and greeted Zex, “Hello Zex, I hope that the day has found you well.” Beja picked up one of the environmental suits that Yeoman Dramond prepared for them and began to suit up.

Beja was curious to meet this new Director, she had heard that the Tholian Director was not as pleased with the Tholian Embassy on Katra as Eydis. Best way to change that was to make sure that this meeting went off successfully.



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USS Challenger-A / Re: S4: E8 - Stop the MADness
« Last post by Kyle Briggs on January 27, 2021, 10:46:24 pm »
Bridge

Kyle had been seconding for T'Kel at the Tactical station. He was feeding coordinates as she fired on the incoming missiles. He had been feeling good about their teamwork as they continuously knocked out warhead after warhead.........

......until they had reached Trellion. There just hadn't been enough time and speed to get them all and the planet was pommeled. Kyle's heart skipped several beats. The devastation left him feeling hollow inside. He couldn't find any words to express what was running through his mind. All he could do was watch the view screen as his jaw dropped open. All those people. This was, without a doubt, the biggest loss he had ever witnessed.

Kyle was brought out of his shock by the Captain's announcement, the call from the planet and the arrival of the Counselor. Lord knew she was gonna be needed. And medical assistance as well. They were gonna have to get security and medical teams down as soon as possible. But they had to make sure it was safe first.

The shuttles had been on open channels and the Challenger could hear their discussions. "All shuttles hold positions. Mister Nari is correct in his assessment." He turned his attention back to the Bridge crew.

"What are the readings down there?" he asked the relief Ops officer. He sure wished Lahr was still aboard. Kyle had grown accustomed to the Andorians extraordinary capabilities. "Are we able to put relief teams on the ground?"



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USS Discovery / Re: Season 14, Episode 5: The First Frontier
« Last post by Don Damien Addams on January 27, 2021, 07:45:11 pm »
Ensign Danjar-Torra
[USS Discovery - Deck One - Bridge] (ship at warp on route to Earth from DS9- hours into Slipstream)

At the Captain's order, Torra attempted to make the necessary adjustment but the deflector controls were locked.. much like the helm controls.

The urgency in the Captain's orders had Torra up and out of her chair without even bothering to lock her console or call for someone to replace her...

... Don was fortunate enough to have his replacement already on hand and was at the turbolift just ahead of her.  She stepped in, pressed the door close button rather than waiting for the door sensors to read that there were no others approaching and the doorway was clear.

"Deck 15." Torra called out.

The travel down and across the ship was the longest 30 seconds of her life.   The moment the doors were open Torra was pelting down the corridor.  It was 5th door on the left.  Inside the small room, Torra began her work to manually activate the beam.  "Don, once I get the beam activated, I'm gonna need you to help configure it and balance the beam strength."

[USS Discovery - Deck 15 forward Main Deflector shield controls system]

"Aye," Don replied to his wife. She knew more about operations but he was trained in this area for good cross training. If he was unsure he could always ask a computer for a quick reference or he could ask his wife.

[Deck 1 - Main Bridge - USS Discovery]

The Captain watched his helmsman and ops officer leave for the controls, and nodded as the more junior helm control officer took his seat.  There wasn't much to do right now... but that would change soon. 

"Mr Graham, stand by maneuvering thrusters.. they may be the only ones we have after this." he stated, looking over at T'Lara.  There was concern in his face, but they had a job to do. 

"Said, take Ops station.  As soon as we break out of this stand by to send a distress call to Starfleet Command.  We will more than likely be without warp if this works." he stated, looking down at his screen, and the mission chronometer.

 =/\= "Bridge to Addams... you two have just over five minutes!=/\=


Of course there was a time limit. Five minutes might be enough or not. They had to do what they can do. They were not like the Chief of Engineering.

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Nevir frowned, and looked back at the project lead himself.  With just a look, the Lt. Commander stood up and left the bridge for Engineering. 

 =/\= "Belay that, Chief.  Commander Tovar is on his way down.  I'm not ready to sell you to the Divine Treasury just yet.  Besides, your entire team is supposed to give their funds to you in that case." =/\= he said, hopefully with enough jest to cool the atmosphere in Engineering. 

[Deck 15 - Deflector Control for Main Deflector Dish]

The computer controls were still locked, and the controls were showing the dish still in use creating the quantum matrix.  They would need to reconfigure the beam from the center out to emit the beam, but with the manual switch boards mandated on all vessels, it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes or so for the two of them to be able to alter the beam in flight.  But that also meant that there was no way the Bridge could control it.. they would be responsible for engaging without the Captain's command.  The clock was ticking.

"Controls are lock!" he declared. The whole system was locked down. He opened up the panel to see all the wires and chips of the control. This was familiar and little loss. Then he was remembering bits of it now.  "We need to reconfigure the emit beam. We can do this...and," he bit his lower lip. He sighed. "Am I thinking this right? The bridge won't be able to do anything as we like in control? We need to let the Captain know," he added. "If my guess work is right."
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Other Science Fiction Discussion / Sweet Home (Netflix)
« Last post by Zex on January 27, 2021, 06:20:53 pm »
I caught a bit of Sweet Home on Netflix today.
Humans turn into monsters is the basic idea.
I didn't like it much - so would not recommend it.
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