Main Sim - Cargo Bay

Posted July 24, 2021, 1:41 a.m. by Gamemaster Foreboding Madness (Gamemaster) (Matt Evans)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Henry Rodier (Chief of Security) in Main Sim - Cargo Bay

The moment Lieutenant Stadi allowed it, Henry lowered his left hand into a two-fingered point and started moving swiftly into the cargo bay, his team behind him. He immediately fired two shots on heavy stun at the midsection of the creature closest to the injured colonist, and the four other Security officers, all armed with Type II phasers, fanned out to either side of him. Any other Security cadets entering the room would do the same.

~ Lt. jr. gr. Henry Rodier - COS

The targeted creature staggered backward off of it’s intended prey but did not go down. Instead it looked up and issued a throaty growl before it began bounding towards Rodier. The heavy stun hits only seemed to serve to piss it off. Except for the one still clawing at the forcefield in impotent fury, the other four creatures left the bodies they were consuming and charged at the remaining security officers.

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“Kill level!” Henry ordered at a near-shout. Setting his own weapon to power level 11, he shot twice, once each at each of the approaching creature’s legs. The four security officers beside him all brought their weapons up to level 10, shooting to kill, each firing multiple times in the direction of the four other creatures. Meanwhile, Rodier moved slightly to the side, edging toward the forcefield protecting the colonists. Though he did not turn to see, one more security cadet was approaching the Cargo Bay entrance behind him.

~ Lt. jr. gr. Rodier - COS

=^= Barr to Cargo Bay. We are going to emergency transport any separated colonists to Sickbay. Standby for transport. =^=

Lt Barr - CSO (cross post)

=^= Understood. Sickbay are standing by. Some of the ground team here will return there now. Two of us will stay here to assist with any survivors or crew injuries.=^=

Ari looked at both Williams and Ven as she spoke. “One of you return to sickbay and coordinate the colonists. Triage protocol and full bio scans till we know what we are dealing with.” She said.

Meanwhile chaos seemed to be happing in the cargo bay.

OOC: That’s what I get for starting my post last night and not finishing it. I’ll fix the split here and incorporate the new information.

The two shots at the legs of the creature charging at Rodier had a much better effect. The creature collapsed to the ground as its legs were damaged. The rest of the security team had similar results as the rest were disabled and writhed on the ground. This situation only lasted for a few seconds however before each of the injured creatures began to glow red. Their body mass seemed to decrease by a noticeable amount before the red glow disappeared and they climbed back to their feet. With a roar of sheer ferocity the creatures charged once again.

“Well that’s different… and not at all unsettling” Dael muttered with a bit of sarcasm, watching the security team try to deal with the intruding creatures. He noticed the cadet with a tricorder out and asked “Pick up anything interesting on that thing when they got back up?”

While all of that was going on the colonists in the forcefield disappeared with a hum of the transporters. Unfortunately the last survivor outside of the forcefield did not get transported. With the target of its rage gone, the creature that was clawing at the forcefield turned away and noticed the last survivor. It growled menacingly as it began to stalk toward the feeble prey.

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With a satisfied grin he watched the colonists behind the forcefield get surrounded in the familiar blue of the transporter. He had been manning the forcefields down here, and he was glad to have someone as capable as Lt. Barr working on the transporter issue. But the smile quickly faded as he noticed a straggler hadn’t been swept up in the rescuing transport. His mind focused and he turned back to his console. It looked like the interference these creatures was giving off excluded that one from the transport. And the colonist was close where a forcefield to separate was unlikely. Damn. He tried to put a few input commands in place to put up a forcefield, but it may rely on the security team to get to the straggler in time.

He tried to see if the interference was anything the systems or data interface had encountered before. Anything could help him put something into a frame of reference to counter it. Multiphasic shielding, bio dampeners, something maybe he could use to remodulate the transporters or ship systems to break through.

Lt. jg Dael Stadi, CE

The computer didn’t have enough information to correlate the interference to any known phenomena. Nor was there time to do a full analysis. Either way the interference prevented Stadi from erecting a forcefield around the last colonist because the biosign tracking was fuzzy and not providing concise enough coordinates.

Ari’s expression remained grim as she waited, her training keeping her in a relative safe position of cover. Her eyes locked on the survivor and she began checking the fastest safest way to get to her. Turning to see who had stayed she pointed out the survivor.

Lt O’Connell

In the time that the creatures were incapacitated, Rodier moved closer to the injured colonist, signaling the rest of the security team, now 5-strong, to skirt the side of the room and follow him. As soon as the beasts got back up, the team opened fire yet again, multiple shots going out to each attacker. Henry himself fired a volley at the creature stalking the colonist, putting out a few additional blasts regardless of if the beast went down, all aimed above the waist.

~ Lt. jr. gr. Rodier - COS

All of the creatures went down again including the one away from the group. The extra shots all rang true as each creature took extra damage to their bodies. However the red glow was once again present as they all regenerated. Any additional blasts during the regeneration process were ineffective as it seemed to nullify the phaser beams. Once the glow wore off each creature got up again though they were significantly smaller and shorter. It was as if they were cannibalizing their own body mass to make rapid healing happen. The decrease in body mass led to a more lean and optimized muscle structure as the creatures ran quicker with a zigzag pattern to their steps.

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