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Main Sim - Day 5 - The Village Marketplace - Doing Some Shopping (TAG: Grant, GM , anyone else who wants another outing)

Posted April 12, 2021, 12:51 a.m. by Gamemaster Janus (Gamemaster) (Jason Lee)

Posted by Gamemaster Janus (Gamemaster) in Main Sim - Day 5 - The Village Marketplace - Doing Some Shopping (TAG: Grant, GM , anyone else who wants another outing)

Posted by Commander Idari Solit (Chief Science Officer) in Main Sim - Day 5 - The Village Marketplace - Doing Some Shopping (TAG: Grant, GM , anyone else who wants another outing)

Posted by Captain Simon Starr (Commanding Officer) in Main Sim - Day 5 - The Village - Doing Some Shopping (TAG: GM, anyone else who wants another outing)
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OOC: Please feel free to void this. I know I’m ridiculously AWOL, and my AWOL is part of why the Azzy can’t receive new crew as of late. I’m trying to rectify this, and to move the plot along. Sorry about, well, everything. Anyway…

IC:
Following the briefing with the Captain, Solit had come to the conclusion that they didn’t have enough information regarding where to go once they left the planet, no matter how long they looked at the available data. Following a little bit of fact finding with the crew members who had visited the village before, he decided that he would be better off simply covering his entire body. Thus, he was in what was basically metal armor, albeit it had been hastily fashioned and was formed using some 24th century technology, not a forge. As such, it probably wouldn’t hold up in actual combat, but as far as aesthetics, it was functional. It was a somewhat matte gray.

He had a full robe with tight-fitting sleeves, a hood, and bifurcated leggings underneath the skirt. He also wore black gloves. Over this were a full helmet with a single-piece face plate that only had eye holes and some holes poked for airflow around the mouth, greaves, wrist-and-knuckle gauntlets, and a breastplate with rows of Starfleet deltas stamped into the ridges for just a bit of flair. He had a belt, bit it only held a couple of hammers, a seven-inch knife, and a couple of satchels. He also had a satchel slung across his back. Overall, he stood out, but Commander Idari hoped it was for the right reasons.

He pulled a map out of the satchel, trying to determine where he should go to acquire a complete star chart for the planet’s orbital pattern, as well as any written legends regarding burning objects falling from the sky and into either the ocean or the surrounding area.

(Commander Idari, CSO(?))

OOC: While I appreciate your enthusiasm, with little power, Idari would have had to fashion that metal thing from pieces of the ship… Or pieces of the crashed shuttle. Engineering has to conserve power for plasma torches to use what they need. The previous away team used emergency blankets to make makeshift robes. So, I’m going to ask… How did you make all your equipment?

GM

OOC: Salvaged shuttle metals, hammers, and a handheld phaser for heat and cutting. I’m guessing that it was possible to replicate the hammers. Blankets for robes and gloves. Given Solit’s overall appearance, he probably wouldn’t be able to be mistaken for an elf, hence the whole body covering.

Nick

OOC: Well, I’ll allow it based on that explanation, but going to say you used up one phaser in the process.

IC:

Jevek arrived wearing one of the makeshift robes that the previous away team wore. “Fascinating,” remarked Jevek, “I am to assume that you only made one for yourself, Commander?”

“I am likely the only one who needed such equipment, as far as our current outing is concerned. The rest of you merely needed to obscure your uniforms.”

“Hardly, Commander, the away team reported a variety of diverse humanoids,” replied Jevek, “Though, concealing 24th century technology within that outfit might be easier to do so.”

Jevek brought the map the last away team had brought back. He carried a shoulder bag which the strap crossed his chest, and the back hung on the side of him. It looked like it was made out of leather, and potentially a personal belonging of the Commander.

Commander Jevek, 2O

Four more officers arrived, using the makeshift cloaks. They crossed body of water on the raft, leaving one officer to return back to the ship with the raft. Once the officer had made it safely across back, they tested the new commbadge EM radio mode, and discovered it was working properly, then continued to walk into town.

GM

Simon stepped off the boat, chuckling slightly at the irony of the fact the entire naval tradition included names of boats that extended to spaceships, and here they were on a boat on the water. It had been five days since they crashed, and it was the first time Simon actually got to stretch his legs and see this village that they were talking about.

Keeping an eye on the surrounding area, Starr got his bearings and looked for notable landmarks that he would be able to use for navigation later, and made his way toward the town following those who had already made the journey.

Captain Simon Starr, CO

Jevek brought out the map. “Where to first, sir? The map only gives a direct route to the magic shop, though curiosity, it has been expanding with additional details as we’ve approached the town. Fascinating,” said Jevek, “I believe the away team reported a blacksmith shop, the restaurant, and a marketplace. We might want to search for a jeweler’s shop or a trinket’s shop if it exists.”

Commander Jevek, 2O

One of the four other officers, Ensign Finnegan, stepped forward, cloak covering his uniform and the tricorder on his hip. “I’d like to see these crystals that were mentioned,” he said, looking to both Jevek and the captain. “At some point in the trip. We’d like to see if - potentially - they could help solve our power problem.”

He turned about, getting his bearings, ‘in case things went south,’ his dad would say. And also his survival instructors. Always know the way back, or the way out.

Finn, Eng

“I was going to go to the marketplace. If I can get a full star map instead of the partial maps we’ve been able to create between Zank’s information and our own observations, we may be able to fully determine whether we are still in the Milky Way Galaxy, or if we are truly in completely unknown space.”

(Commander Idari, CSO)

“The magic shop lies beyond the marketplace. We will have traverse through the marketplace to reach the magic shop,” said Jevek, as he pointed out on the map, “I believe, Ensign, before we can examine those crystals, we will likely have to purchase them. Did Engineering manage to replicate some valuable gemstones that we might be able to trade?”

Commander Jevek, 2O

Finn pulled the small pouch from beneath his cloak. “We did. Some diamonds, rubies and emeralds.” He began opening the pouch and digging through it. I know it’s in here…

“We should definitely get a look at the crystals, see what properties they have. As it’s on the way, the best place to start would be the marketplace,” Starr replied. “And it will be good to get a look at what they have available, if we’re going to be stranded for the long-term without power we’ll also need food,” he added. “Commander, if we can get that it would be brilliant but I have a feeling that such information may be limited from the reports. However getting a map of the area that isn’t this… vague,” he said gesturing to the map, “that would be as useful. Once we’ve browsed the markets, we’ll make our way to this ‘magic’ shop and see what’s going on there.”

Captain Simon Starr, CO

“The map seems to have unusual properties, Captain. It seems to be detailing itself as we discover areas,” replied Jevek, “though whether it is dependent on who is holding is not clear. It almost nearly functions as a tricorder’s readout of an area, since it seems to be able to shift and zoom much like an electronic map but it still feels very much like paper.”

Commander Jevek, 2O

“Captain, there is one of these gems that perhaps you should hold on to.” He produced the 25mm diamond from the pouch and held it out between his thumb and forefinger toward the captain. About half as deep as it was long, the diamond captured the light and sent it sparkling. “The others are much smaller, but this one…” The rest of the sentence seemed obvious.

Finn, Eng

“Might violate the Prime Directive,” said Jevek, in the Vulcan neutral matter-of-fact tone.

Commander Jevek, 2O

Finn arched an eyebrow, then looked to the sky as he thought. “You’re not wrong,” he responded. “This one could likely break the local economy - if we’re considering it as equivalent to a middle ages European economy. Yet more reason for you to be the one holding it, Captain.”

Finn, Eng

“Or attract unwanted attention from the nobility,” added Jevek, “Lt. Grant, Commander Solit, do you agree with the Ensign’s assessment that this diamond should be held for safekeeping?”

Commander Jevek, 2O

“I find it somewhat irresponsible to have a gemstone that large in our possession in the first place. If we have a way to send it and anything like it back to the Asimov before we attempt any purchases, we should do so,” Solit replied. “Hold on to the smaller stones that you’ve made - they can still be of use.”

Something came over the Captain, and he collapsed. Fortunately, they had not wandered too far from the shore, and the Captain was transported back to the ship via raft.

GM

The captain’s sudden collapse surprised Finn, but he managed to catch him, He and another of the crew carried him to the raft, the other crewmember volunteering to return with the captain and the come back with the raft. Finn handed the diamond to the ensign wrapped in a piece of cloth and told him to return it to Lieutenant Si’Rek.

“A moment, Ensign. The first away team reported that the restaurant was based on 20th century Earth. Logic dictates that they would be using local currency to sell their food. Ensign Finn, Earth’s culture in the 20th century was still a currency based society. The away team did report signs of local currency, did they not?” asked Jevek.

Finn watched the raft off and then returned to the remaining crew. What is this wretched place? he wondered, but shook himself before he could go further down that line. “I think we should minimize our time here,” he recommended. “I can continue on to the magic shop once we reach the marketplace, and meet you back there.”

Finn, Eng

“I shall join Ensign Finn,” said Jevek, “But we should secure funds first.”

“Feel free. Spare me… well, if you’ve replicated any small sapphires that are obviously sapphires, I think about twenty should suffice for my purposes,” Commander Idari said, looking for a coin purse in his satchel. “If nothing else, I might be able to get a sample of the herb that they also use as currency in exchange for whatever excess of cost I might incur.”

(Commander Idari, CSO)

“Take Ensign Sam (NE) and Lt. Grant with you, Commander. If we are due to split up, we should not travel alone at least.”

Commander Jevek, 2O

“An understandable precaution,” Solit replied. “Come along Lieutenant, Ensign. Let us see what we can purchase here.”

OOC: SNIP

IC:
With that, Commander Idari and the other two went to the marketplace proper, splitting off from the others who were headed beyond that main bazaar.

(Commander Idari, CSO)

The marketplace was busy, and there was quite a commotion of trading of goods but it seemed like the primary exchange of goods was food, but there were various shops aligned the marketplace. Picture signs indicated what kind of shop they were. A hammer and anvil. A sword and shield. A picture of a mug with foam coming out of it. A saw cutting into wood. A clear glass chalice. Ensign Sam looked around. “Look, Commander, in the far eastern corner… does that look like a ring and bracelet on that shop sign to you?”

GM

OOC: Bump

GM


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