Shuttlebay - Mission to the Sphere

Posted May 17, 2019, 9:15 a.m. by Commander T'Leia (Diplomatic Officer) (Krystelle Knight)

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The check on the ship systems were that they were very much cobbled together. The Ion drives were not unknown . P:hillips could see that in a pinch there were a couple of parts that could be quickly replaced to help efficiency (techy word for running a bit smoother) and perhaps eek out a little more output from them. Anything more would need longer work than what they have.
- Wookiee

Dr Grey - CMO

“Maybe we could get another shuttlepod from the Bonaventure.” I hope. Alan suggested.

-Lt(j.g.) Alan Dysart, Linguist

Should anyone peer at the controls of the shuttlepod, they would see a flash indicating proximity of a second shuttlepod. While it was not showing where it was definitely ‘in’ the sphere; the proximity being a comms ‘ping’ where the two shuttle computers were talking to one another, even if the chat was a few bites of information as a virtual hand shake.
- Wookiee

Noami happened to glance over to the shuttle pod’s controls. Carefully, she sat down and tried to determine where the signal was coming from. She wished she had paid more attention to Kenny’s lessons over Engineering now rather than flirting with him. While she was busy, she spoke over to the others and decided it was best to draw attention to this. It might actually save more lives.

“Sir, there’s an indication of a secondary shuttle pod. I’m not fully sure where it is, but its definitely in the sphere somewhere.”

–ENS Naomi D. Locke, Sci.

She tapped the console on her chair to call to the away teams. [O]Status update… MACO? Baumann? What’s happening out there? We’ve moved closer to assist but We can’t penetrate the sphere much to see what’s going on.[O]


=^=Apologies Captain. We are attempting to evacuate the people here into one of their spacecraft in case our MACO team is unsuccessful. Engineering is having a look at their craft at this time to improve its efficiency.=^= T’Leia said as she watched the activity around her.

Commander T’Leia

Shrant entered and began looking at the craft, looking over at the Engineering Ensign “What’s the status on this thing?”


The Ensign looked up, saw the CE’s rank and insignia and gulped,”Uh, not good sir. Its just too old but we might increase the efficiency of the engines and environmental systems enough with a few parts from our supplies. Might be enough for it to run as long as we need it too. Want to take a look?” He asked standing up out of the way.

NE Phillips

Rachel continued assisting the population into the pod with some effort. Not being able to help on any other front was frustrating while at the same time being pleased with the fact that she didn’t have to do anything. when a Doctor had little to do things were generally better for everyone.

Dr. Grey - CMO

The Captain’s voice came over T’Leia’s comm and anyone else patched in and listening. [O] Roger, T’Leia… keep everyone safe if you can. Most of all I want everyone home safe for dinner tonight.[O] she smiled as she finished the thought, [O]That’s an order.[O]

[O]Aye, Captain.[O] T’Leia said a touch dryly in her response.

About two minutes later, a very stern voice once more lit up the comms. This time the anger, while evident, was also tightly reined in. Baumann and T’Leia would realize just how much control the CO was holding in keeping her voice as steady as it was. [O]T’Leia, as of right now, you are adviser to Lieutenant Commander Baumann, who is hereby field promoted to XO. Orders from High Command.[O] She knew it would throw things into a kilter on the away mission, but if she didn’t do this now, things that occurred after the missive had reached her, and she’d been seen as reading it, could make things hairy for them all. She just hoped everyone could keep it together and just do what they were doing. She had faith in Baumann to step up, he was practically her third in command down there as it was.

T’Leia blinked in surprise at the Captain’s tone and glanced toward Baumann to see what his reaction was. Her brow rose as she contemplated why High Command would have made such as order.
[O]Understood, Captain.[O] Had she done something to upset High Command? Her reports had been submitted within a timely manner.

[O] Lieutenant Baumann, you are hereby field promoted to Lieutenant Commander and made XO for the duration of the mission. T’Leia is your adviser. Mission parameters haven’t changed. I have every faith in you. [O] She knew the words weren’t very comforting, but it couldn’t be helped.

Capt Ari

In his typical even and calm manner, Baumann responded over the comms to T’Leia and the Bonaventure bridge. [O] Understood, Captain. [O] was all he said.

Baumann, AC

Rachel stopped what she was doing for a moment and looked at the Vulcan. What an odd time to decide this, however, she had learned not to question Command so with a single shake of her head the Tall doctor continued her work without a single word regarding the sudden change.

Dr. Grey - CMO

The identifier of the second shuttle pod could be detected .. it was the pod from the Bonnie .. a second one had entered the sphere.

The group reached the point of not knowing what more to do. Dr Grey had moved as many into their ship as possible, while the engineers tried to tinker. The problem was whether they could manage to do more while they were needing to be in flight or whether it would mess with the engines and cause a failure. Everyone was milling about with little information … amongst Dal’s people that is. Were they going or not? What was happening?

At this point near where Dr Grey was which was close to the front of their pod came the crackling of their comms .. a message from the ‘other’ incoming vessel from the opposite direction. [o] Help come [o] was the only verbage they could understand.

  • Wookiee

Alan shook his head. Took them long enough. “Etek ma wuh dahr tvi’haf svi’ wuh ek’kal.” (We have a second pod in the sphere.) he told Dal. He looked over at the recently dethroned T’Leia, unsure if her face would betray any emotion.

-Lt(j.g.) Alan Dysart, Linguist

T’Leia frowned as she looked over at Dysart,”Was that from our shuttle or the other alien vessels?” She asked considering the garbled sound of it.


“Sounded like us.” He stepped closer. “Why was it garbled so close up though? Kupi wuh raiders khlup wuh glantokaya?“ (Could the raiders jam the signal?)

-Lt(j.g.) Alan Dysart, Linguist

As time moved on slowly it became apparent that one detection was relating to the other shuttle pod and confirmed with stronger pings of the internal computers.

The other message was not from the shuttle pod but from another vessel approaching from the opposite direction. They could visually see it as a light against the darkness, though no other detail as yet. “Do we answer?” Dal asked, referring to the ‘help come’ message.
- Wookiee

“Ummm,” Naomi replied, still surprised by the new status shift.

Her shoulders shrugged as she considered trying to use the ship’s systems to run a scan, but she resisted. She didn’t want to cause more trouble then they already had. It was a relief to heard another mode of transport was on its way and they could save more lives.

–ENS Naomi D. Locke, Sci.

Wait. That ship.” Alan pointed at the other incoming vessel. “If it were damaged, maybe it would scramble the signal. Maybe such that the translator would struggle with it.” Alan was not just the Linguist, but the Comms Officer too. He unzipped a pocket on his uniform and withdrew a communicator. Tuning it to a broad frequency, he said [O]Terra halitra sad travek tor unidentified hali. Etek poprah wuh ulik skladan. “help sarlah. ” sanu-shasutan-tor ovu heh retransmit ish-veh skladan.[C] (Earth fleet away team to unidentified vessel. We received a partial message. “Help come.” Please identify yourself and retransmit your message.)

-Lt(j.g.) Alan Dysart, Linguist

Rachel turned around and looked at the linguist with bated breath. She didn’t speak Vulcan so she had no earthly idea what the man was saying but she was excited to hear what this new speaker had to say. Continuing her work she helped more people.

Dr. Grey - CMO

There was a pause with a lot of crackling static on the open line. Finally a reply .. [o] Clan Zool come to help clan Dal. What is Earth? [c] A question that one would likely be getting tired of answering by now.

Dal heard this and his round eyes grew rounder and his thin long fingered hands clapped together. “The Zool live near. Are relations. They are small, like us. Are raided too.”
- Wookiee for Dal and Zool

“Dysart, find out the status of the raiders.” T’Leia ordered as she only saw their shuttle and now this Zool shuttle on the monitors. Where had the raiders gone? “Locke, can this system scan what’s going on out there?”


[O]Maat zool, mokuhlek du wugau wuh nosh t’ wuh raiders? etek bolaya tor sashalotau maat dal. Etek either bolaya weht shan-hali il weht wak.[C] (Clan Zool, can you confirm the status of the raiders? We need to evacuate Clan Dal. We need either more shuttles or more time.)

-Lt(j.g.) Alan Dysart, Linguist

T’Leia frowned as she wondered if they still needed to evacuate now. If the raiders had backed off it might not be required though the Captain’s orders had said that mission parameters had not changed. Mind you, mission parameters had been to assist the natives in fixing their broken machinery not in evacuation.


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