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Main Sim - Mess Hall - "Room with a View"

Posted Jan. 17, 2022, 3:06 p.m. by Captain Arialla Bovar (Captain) (Melissa Aragon)

Posted by Commander Jonathan McKnight (Executive Officer) in Main Sim - Mess Hall - “Room with a View”

Posted by Lieutenant Rachel Grey (Chief Medical Officer) in Main Sim - Mess Hall - “Room with a View”

Posted by Vice Admiral CockRoach (GM) in Main Sim - Mess Hall - “Room with a View”
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The officer rose from the table having just finished his own meal. Elm meanwhile shyly approached both the officer and the CO and XO. “..I um…I guess I can come with if that is what you want?” She said.

The male officer in the meantime just nodded, “..If it will produce more answers I shall follow as well..” he stated falling into step, he glanced at Elm and said. “..So where are you from? From your accent you are clearly of ESM stock.”

Shuffling her left foot she nodded, “..I and my mother were living south of Bos’ton for years up before the of the War. We got driven off our land and home when refugees turned raiders came upon us. We got rescued by a strange man from the Heavens like these folks, but half his skin was black and the other pure white. He saved us and led us to safety of Bos’ton before leaving us there. We were forging for several days before MACARM invading forces found us and....and killed my mother, before these folks..” she gestured around, “..Came like a Heaven sent avengers and slew the MACARMS” she said sadly at the end.

”..Your mother will rest with the Great Saviors, which it seems their fellow Heaven bound ship mates have finally come to aide us in our darkest hours of need..” He replied.

GM CockRoach

Ari smiled as the small troupe approached the Doc’s table and everyone got situated. “We aren’t Heaven sent, as you say. We are explorers. When you’re planet shifted positions in the sky, we got swept up in it. We’re trying to help you get back to where you can see familiar stars again, and we can, too.”

Elm was the first to speak, “..Your words are different then our own obviously. You and we are among the Heavens, you came from their depths just as the Great Greyhound Saviors did. You are like they, you look and talk like they did from our educational lessons, whether or not you are divine as they are or not does not matter you have come here and you are to be honored..” she said.

”..The civilan is right, while those of us in the military, whether we are ESM or those filth in the southern MACARM forces, have a slightly different view over time of our younger teachings of the Great Saviors. We too have learned that their influences on us were a divine sending from our Heavens. They saved us from the Dark Serpents, they enlightened us from our hovels of mud and clay, or sticks and stones. They united our world in ways we could not have fathomed. Since their retreat in times past from public and private eyes to their frozen sleep legends say we now pay for their lack of guidance by destroying ourselves..” the officer said.

Once settled, Ari turned to the Doc. “So it seems the others have found the possible source. But it’s connected to life pods of some kind. Wanted your input on trying to find out who they are and wake them, or…” She let her voice trail of hoping the Medical Chief would understand her hesitation at letting those few die so the rest could make it home. Her eyes also glanced towards the XO waiting his opinion as well.

Rachel had been listening intently to the two strangers conversation so intently that she didn’t look at the Captain when she spoke. After a moment she blinked, shook her head and looked at Bovar then blinked again as her mind caught up with the words “Right” her face suddenly took on a blank expression as if she’d lost interest in the conversation, staring past the captain as she gathered her thoughts.

“What is it that the Vulcans always say? The needs of the many out weight the needs of the few. Though there has to be a way to have our cake and eat it too. I would need to get down to the surface though to see the equipment. There has to be a way Captain.”

Ari nodded. “We need to find a way to get you there safely. Not sure the transporter can get you that deep. But we need to figure it out.”

I’m her mind she chased around the idea that those in stasis could be from those who originally came and helped the timeline along that created all this mess. Another idea was that they were elders from this culture, and killing them would hurt their future.

There had to be rules for this kind of thing. Something made her regret revealing herself. But another part of her knew there had been no choice.

Ari CO

It might occur to the XO and CO that the ‘frozen sleep’ the office mentioned could be a passed down story of the survivors of the Greyhound going into cryosleep after some years enlightening these people. The surviving three cryo pods could be from those survivors! Which in a way would be quite strange if true, they would in essence be people who had been sent into the past and lived for several years there. While in turn they themselves before getting sent to the past were still alive and well back at Earth where the Greyhound and its crew were still being built and assembled. Clearly temporal mechanics what little was known in these years was a pain in the back side to understand! Maybe this was why the Vulcan Science Directorate claimed time travel was impossible!

OOC: Adding in the addition of events happening from the planet!

As this all happened the ebbing and flow of the gravity anomalies in and around the planet and the vast system about them suddenly seemed to ebb out and cease! Within minutes the ripple effects and stirring gaseous around them (and later when they would check even the 4 light year radius that trapped them) was soon gone! They were free, but in turn the alien planet was still here and present.

It seems this change in the environment was not lost to the alien officer, who stood going to a window. “..The....ripples.....they’ve stopped in the Heavens..” he declared.

GM CockRoach

The soldiers words seemed to wake Rachel up from her thoughts, she looked outside the viewport, cocked her head then shrugged and looked back at the captain “I’d need to have a closer look, sensor data would work but I could make the best judgment in-person” She said regarding the pods.

Dr. Grey - CMO

Jonathan walked over towards one of the windows in the Mess Hall, “What did they do…” he said out loud as he looked out the window at the clearing space around them.

Cmdr. McKnight - XO

Ari rose up and went to the window. Glancing around the stars, she tried to see if they were still in the same location. “Ok… so something stopped. We need a report from the Away Team, right now.” She turned and headed for the communication station at the back of the mess hall. Questions were running through her mind. What happened? How? Were they going home? What would they do next? And what would become of their guests?

Ari
CO


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