Serenity was late to arrive to the dinner. She had been asked to be there as a security representative last minute. Witch did not help matters and then got lost several times looking for the Diplomatic hall. The idea of being in a room with the higher ups of the ship was not exactly compelling to her. She eventually found her way. Entered the hall silently found her place and tried to blend in and not be noticed.
As Serenity entered Drudoc’s keen sense of perception noticed the entrance and once the Ensign had taken her seat, Drudoc gestured. “..Elder One may I introduce our representative from security Ensign Serenity.” She said.
Serenity froze for a moment. She had hoped to only observe.
The gelatinous blob like creature known as the Elder One turned to to small bubbles which seemed to be eyes, in Serenity’s direction. “..Ah greetings Ensign. Please if you have questions for me to enlighten you with do ask..” He said.
GM CockRoach / Drudoc Andone CO
” it’s nice to meet you. I have one question I’m a little confused is The Elder One your title or is that your name? Also what exactly is the Abyssal plain? I remember seeing it referenced in a report but did not get the chance to do much research into the subject” She asked.
The gelatinous form of the High Elder One shifted, the crease which passed for its mouth breaking in what seemed a fond smile. “…Ah The High Elder One is my title and name. My original name as I said to your crew mates earlier is lost to me upon taking up such a position of the faithful. The Abyssal Plane is what communes with those of our faith like myself. Sometimes short whispers, other times visions, and other times sacred gifted events to which we of the faith must divine their purpose and how best to make use of them..” The Elder One said.
” oh that’s quite interesting I could not imagine giving up my name to humans a name is often times considered a gift from one’s parents and therefore has great value to the person. I’m guessing that your people treat names differently I would love to know more about your peoples culture if you can tell me more that is?” She said happily. Her bright blue eyes focused on The Elder One. She wanted to know more about them if it was allowed.
Rhansi took the time to consider the Elder One’s response to his explanation. He couldn’t help but feel there was something underlying there he couldn’t quite put his finger on. He filed that away and took a sip of the fruit juice as he listened to the answer to the security ensign’s question.
the fur on the back of Miz’uki’s neck stood on end when Q was mentioned Again…she would of course wait until the Ensign was done having her questions answered before speaking she was even half tempted to have the computer bring up the visual record of all Q encounters just to warn these people of how truly menacing this thing was
After a pause to digest more of the food inside its body, the Elder One spoke again, its jelly like appendages spreading out like one would their arms to embrace everyone. Though he didn’t touch anyone obviously. “..The latest gift of the divine plane is your arrival as I mentioned. It is why I am so excited to have been here upon your arrival into this system, to be the first to meet you, to talk to you and share ideas! To open the channels of exchange and trade if needed. It is an opportunity few in my position get to experience in our lives.” He said with an excited tone.
Drudoc was the first to broach the subject of exchanges. “..What sort of things do you have to exchange Elder One? I should point out with respect, our own culture among the Federation has a policy limiting interference and certain exchanges to those who don’t meet certain criteria of First Contact or hold certain diplomatic standings.” She asked.
”..Of course my dear Captain Andone. Just as we would wish you to respect our beliefs and culture of the Higher Planes, nor would we in turn wish you to break your own truths, beliefs, and culture. The offers of exchange I and my people most often give is that of knowledge and belief or prayers to those who travel this region. It can be a dangerous place to some, and knowing what lurks out there can be a boon for many..” The Elder One went on.
Drudoc took a sip of her drink, glancing to Serenity, she hoped the young security jo would speak up in turn to inquire about what sort of threats.
GM CockRoach / Drudoc Andone CO
” what learks out there what kind of dangers do we face on this region of space” Serenity said a suddenly focused and much more series tone. ” I don’t mean to be rude but if you can tell us more about the others as well as spatial acurinces in this region so if the need arises to defend or protect our selfs that would be very appreciated. Though I would hope we can get through this trip without getting into a fire fight with anyone. Not everyone is interested in pice.” Serenity said a general almost musical tone to her voice. She wanted to make sure that everyone onboard would be as safe as possible.
Rhansi was glad the young ensign had picked up on the captain’s glance and asked the question. They needed as much information as possible if they were to survive this journey; even survive just being here. Every friend they made increased the likelihood of survival, and every enemy decreased them, but information could help balance that.
He just really, really hoped they didn’t end up in a Prime Directive scenario; entirely plausible given the situation they found themselves in. As a Starfleet officer, he had pledged to uphold General Order 1, even to give his life and that of his crew for it… but he often had massive misgivings for it as an absolute. He sipped his juice, pondering this as the Elder One spoke.
Denooy walked into the hall very late to the party as it were, she had completely lost track of the time while making notes for counseling sessions and she had not thought to set up a reminder chime for the party. She gave an apologetic smile to the Captain and the rest gathered
as she found an empty seat.
Their guest was certainly intriguing, she looked forward to speaking with them further given the opportunity.
Denooy Ze In Dra, Chief Counselor
Hayley stepped over to the “buffet” and collected a couple of cups of hot lemon tea. She made her way over to the table Dinui sat at and offered her a cup. “May I join you, Counselor?” She asked with a smile. “I don’t want to overwhelm our guests by crowding them.”
Jr. Lt. Hayley Marshall, CMO
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