Posted by Lieutenant Amber Donnelly (Chief Medical Officer) in Beach - Main Sim (TAG Amber, Anderson, Kiernan, Lane, GM)
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Posted by Commander Sara Kiernan (Executive Officer) in Beach - Main Sim (TAG Amber, Anderson, Kiernan, Lane, GM)
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Very well. Let’s go shopping.” Sara turned to enter the market, considering the prime directive. For the time being, she just looked and listened.
-Cmdr Sara Kiernan, XO
Following the XO, Amber laughed lightly. “Everyone remember where we crashed.” They were heading into the unknown with no support other than their wits. Might as well relieve the tension a bit now. She doubted there would be time later.
The makeshift blanket robes that were made by various security officers served to keep the crew’s identity’s hidden and reduce their interference in the Prime Directive as they wandered into the marketplace square. It was a small medieval styled town, if one were to hazard to guess, about the same level of technology as the European middle ages. Notable differences did include glass windows on various buildings, and stone work architecture was present all around. Though a dirt road lead from their original landing point, as they walked closer to town, the road became smoother, and the road was slowly developed with cobblestones.
Horse-like creatures and various animal creatures were ridden as a means of transport. There were wagons and carriages also pulled by various creatures. In the center of the town was the market, with many stalls set up with makeshift tents and the like, as vendors peddled their wares. The air was completely clean, and there was no indication of chimneys on houses or the various buildings – which was unusual. The smell of delicious food hung in the air, as vendors sold freshly cooked foods and fresh produce.
They could hear the sounds of craftsmen working in the distance, in particular, people building a house, and a blacksmith working with metal. People seemed cheerful, and the mood of the town seemed peaceful. The town seemed simple, but it was definitely a center of commerce and trading – at least for the surrounding area. The town had a large dock, but no sea ships were currently available. A tricorder scan would indicate the town to be of a medium size, and further adjustments would show farmland not too far off.
The away team’s presence and unusual clothing didn’t seem to stand out, fortunately. Their bright colors and uniforms did not seem to be as outlandish, but it was unusual. A town guard passed them by but did not seem to be that interested in them.
Sara looked around and noted the lack of chimneys. How are these places heated? And how is the blacksmith clearing smoke? she thought. Since they had no money, and nothing more than their skills to barter, she kept her distance, trying to look as though she was just passing through. Quietly, she asked the away team, “Thoughts anyone?”
-Cmdr SaraKiernan, XO
“Commander, the presence of all these glass windows indicates something unusual,” said an NE, “Mass manufacturing of glass would indicate a higher level of civilization technology yet… all these buildings seem medieval in design. Also the various bright colors in the clothing indicate at least a level of technology in the use of dye products, possibly. And I’m not sure, Commander, but I could have swore I saw a picture of a shop with a magical hat and wand. One other thing to note, tricorder readings have indicated one building different from the rest. Readings show the building uses cement – certainly odd considering the level of technology sophistication we are currently reading, and it’s a bit of away from this area of commerce but along the main road.”
“Alright. Let’s keep ‘browsing’ but head that way.” Sara wanted to stay under the radar. Even if this medieval society was a falsehood, she couldn’t say how it was created or how they would react to visitors.
-Cmdr Sara Kiernan, XO
“Sorry, Commander, the unusual building is actually south of our position. The shop with a magical hat and wand is north of our position. Did you want us to split up?”
Amber frowned. “I would advice against splitting up. We are a small enough group as it is. I’d say we check out the anomalous building to the south, first. If it’s reading that distinctly, perhaps whoever is there can provide more answers than a ‘magic shop’ you called it?” She wasn’t being condescending, she just didn’t believe in magic. Science and medicine were routed in fact and flying objects and predictions of the future were anything but.
“Oftentimes you can find a very logical explanation for whatever might be called magic. And I tend to agree that we should minimise risk here and stay together. Let’s head south.”
-Cmdr Sara Kiernan, XO
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