Posted March 28, 2023, 3:35 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Kitiuas “Kit” Thenis (Chief Science Officer) (Christopher Huskins)
Posted by Captain Iphigenia Henao (Captain) in Investigations into Madness [Tag Medical]
Posted by Lieutenant Laural Corynn Witley, Ph.D., M.D. (Counselor) in Investigations into Madness - Tag (Lt. Witley, Lt. Kane)
Posted by Captain Iphigenia Henao (Captain) in Investigations into Madness - Tag (Lt. Witley, Lt. Kane)
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Lieutenant Thenis replied “Aye, aye Sir.” And flicked her dancerknife off and slide it back into her left boot. She then stepped out into the hallway and tapped her combadge =^=Lieutenant Witley, you are needed in sickbay. You are to assist Doctor Amparo in a matter regarding a crewmember. I am on my way to sickbay to gather samples from said individual. Also be on the look out for any crewmember that suddenly displays outburst or psychotic breaks and demand to leave the ship.=^= she then made her way towards sickbay, with a quick stop by the counselor’s office to ensure she received the message. Like she bloody hell could have not noticed the ship on red alert and the loud boom the ship had suffered. thought Kit as she made her way. . Another thought struck her and she again hit her combadge =^=Lieutenant Kane, report to the science labs. Be prepared to receive specimens from medical for full scale diagnostics. Also keep a lookout for any crew that are displaying erratic behavior. If seen hit them with a mild stun from a phaser and get them to sickbay.=^=
-Lieutenant j.g. Kitiuas Thenis, CSO
As Lieutenant Thenis made her way to the Counselor’s Office she would see a number of people in a panic. Some of them were crouching in the corner. One officer was banging on the window of the ship trying to break it to no avail. There was at least two sets of officers in a fist fight because of a fully occupied turbolift to the shuttle bay. Some of the infected officers had already made it to shuttle bay and were attempting to activate the shuttles and fly them off the ship. The Captain had ordered Engineering to lock down the ship and it continued in red alert. No one was to leave. However this did not stop the officers who managed to make it to the shuttles. Multiple officers piled inside, they powered them up and attempted to speed through the closed shuttle bay hatch doors causing a number of explosions in that area and deaths. Where was security?
“Lieutenant Thenis. You can get me off this ship.” A voice came from behind Lieutenant Thenis. Whenever she turn around she would see a large female officer wearing a science uniform standing there. She was twice the size of the Lieutenant. Before she could get a word out the woman ran toward her and tackled her to the ground.
Kane looked up from the console she had been working on “understood!” She said as she started to prepare for the samples. She glanced around the labs to check on everyone. Then pulled her phaser from her side and made sure it was set to stun. She had kept it at her side since Audrey was little just to be on the safe side.
Seconds later male science officer in the next room began screaming. He jumped up, looked around frantically, ran to a nearby window and then banging on the glass with his fists, seeming unaware of the exit. He eyes were crazy. There was panic on his face. After an unsuccessful attempt to break the glass, he looked at Lieutenant Kane. The other officers in the room began to ease back away from him, knowing he wasn’t quite right. “You! You are coming with me. I need you to get me off the ship!” Then he made a dash toward her.
OCC: Feel free to give the officers that are attacking you names if you want.
Everyone is eventually going to go crazy......
Thenis rolled with the tackle and in a proper Rigellian karate move slammed her forehead into NE Ensign Linn’s head; there was a loud crack and the ensign fell forward unconscious. Just great my chief geologist has gone mad thought Kit. As she was getting up she sensed another crewmember from security running toward her, Kit reached down into her right boot and withdrew another slender dart, expertly twisted it breaking the vial and flung it. It hit the security crewmember square in the chest and he took two more steps before falling. Great only have three left though Kit.
Lieutenant j.g. Kitiuas Thenis, CSO
OOC: YES! lol…this is great Chris. I like how you took this narrative into your own hands and added your creativity to it. This is how you write on a PRSim ship. Good job!
OCC: Thank You
IC: Lieutenant j.g. Thenis began to feel the begginings of a panic attack try and over take her. This is not the time for a panic attack she thought. I know I have to go to medical, but it is crucial to the ship, I can be in an out in no time. she thought again to herself. Deep down in her mind Kitiuas she felt there was something important she should be noting about what was going on around her.
-Lieutenant j.g. Kitiuas Thenis, CSO
Laural had sent word she would be running late to the staff meeting because of a session that had run over time. Normally, she was much better at maintaining a tight schedule, but in this case she was dealing with a crew member in crisis. It seemed the idea of working on a ship like the Leviathan was more anxiety provoking than the crew member had anticipated simply by reading its mandate, and the crew member in question had been experiencing increasingly frequent panic attacks Followed by depressive symptoms that were debilitating. Not wanting to leave the crewmember prematurely, the counselor didn’t end the session until she was confident a proper safety plan was in place, medication was offered, and our next session was on the calendar.
She had just ushered her charge out the door and was making her way to the meeting, when it felt like the ship had hit something hard. Fortunately, her chair had adequate enough absorbers to withstand the shock and keep her upright, but the loud boom she heard not long after had no explanation. Curious and on high alert, the counselor resolved to keep her composure as she made her way to Sickbay, her natural destination in cases of red alert.
Lieutenant Thenis’ comm message to her was equally as shocking as it was confusing. Naturally, she had assumed the bump and the red alert were indications they were facing a combat situation. The last thing she expected here was that a crew member needed her. It didn’t compute, but she acknowledged the message anyway, making her way to Sickbay and searching her mind to consider what the possibilities might be.
In short order, however, there was no doubt. Chaos reigned as she pushed to make her way to her destination. If she didn’t know any better, Witley would’ve thought she was making her way through a psychiatric ward with the most serious psychosis she had ever seen. For a moment, she thought she might be dreaming, or if not dreaming, being tested. Was this some sort of elaborate holodeck training scenario? She found it somewhat ironic that in the middle of a meeting that was supposed to train them properly, they were now experiencing such a vague but chaotic event. However, even if that was the case, it would be better to respond professionally and quickly. It was an easy, but Laura managed to make her way to Sickbay. Instinctually, as she made her way through the throngs of people, searching for an explanation, she tried not to have any skin contact with anyone. She had no idea what was happening, but knew the likelihood of an entire crew be made up of A variety of those with mental illness.
Entering the ship’s medical facilities, it was clear that the organized chaos she experienced what was going to be about more than a single crew member. Searching for the doctor, she asked, “What do we know?”
~Dr. Laural Witley, Chief Counselor
An NE Doctor approached Dr. Whitley and said, “Ma’am, we don’t know where Dr. Álvaro-Byrd or Dr. th’Azoll are at the moment but as you can see people are losing it! We are in way over our heads here.” The counselor would see people strapped to biobeds screaming about leaving the ship. Some of them were burned because they tried to leave in the shuttles that crashed against the closed shuttle bay doors. “I have taken blood samples. I believe Lieutenant Thenis was on her way here to collect them. Hopefully, she is okay. We had to lock sickbay doors at the moment. Some of the affected people have resorted to attempting to take hostages, probably thinking their chances of getting off the ship are greater with one.” The NE’s hand trembled a little. He was clearly scared. “I heard it all started in the Conference Lounge during the training. There was a crash, the ship went to red alert then an Ensign went crazy and demanded to get off the ship, as he took a hostage before he was taken out by the CSO. Soon after others started exhibiting the same demands as him. Surely it’s some kind of mental sickness, that is....contagious!”
As Laural listened to the scared doctor’s understanding of the sequence of events, she had to mentally remind herself to breathe. She was used to working with people in crisis or even dealing with a chaotic sickbay, but in those circumstances, she usually had some idea of the problem. She had no idea what had caused any of this to happen and it was clear to her the young doctor didn’t either. She played the sequence of events in her mind, trying to come up with a potential cause of what appeared to be obvious contamination of some sort. Mass psychosis and hysteria didn’t just erupt like this. The question was, did any of this have something to do with the crash, or was that merely coincidental? Whatever the cause, she knew they had to do something to protect themselves. “Doctor, what sort of infection protocols have any of the staff taken? If this is indeed an infection, we have to figure out how it’s transmitted, of course, but until then, some sort of personal protective equipment is warranted.”
~Dr. Laural Witley, Chief Counselor
The doctor paused. He felt embarrassed. He’d not considered the hysteria could be related to an infection. “Uh, we have not implemented the infection protocols, but you are absolutely right. That should be the next step.” He quickly tapped something into his PaDD. “I will lock down sickbay, then send a small group of doctors out in biohazard suits with a security officer so we can tranquilize…um…sedate the infected crew and get them back here.” He looked around we are going to have to optimize our space. We are running out of it.” He called over a nurse and gave her an order, “We need to replicate as many cots as we can. We are about to get an influx of patients.” The nurse nodded and quickly left to gather others so she could complete the task. He looked at the counselor and said, “Thank you for grounding me in my near panic state. You are surely a great voice of reason.”
About the same time NE Sinclair showed up to collect the blood samples. The doctor looked at Sinclair and said, “Yes? Do you need something?”
“Here for the samples. How many are there?” asked Sinclair
“Too many!” Said the doctor as he waved Sinclair to follow him. “Excuse me counselor.”
As the doctor directed Sinclair to the blood samples. An NE engineer walked into sickbay carrying the Captain. He was followed by a doctor and the CTO who was guarding them in case they ran into any disgruntled crew. The Engineer held the Captain and said, “She is out. Where do I put her.” His eyes searched for an empty bio bed.
Mown Gworl looked around the Sickbay. Luckily for the trio and their unconscious Captain, the journey from Deck 13 to the Sickbay had been relatively uneventful, and it was somewhat heartening to see other people who seemed somewhat sane.
“The Captain was showing signs of the… madness before going into some catatonic state,” he blurted. “We need to get her some help, please. Please!”
He looked around the room, panic growing in his chest.
-CTO Mown Gworl
The NE Doctor placed a hand on Mown’s shoulder to calm him. “We got it. You did good getting her here.” The doctor waved the engineer to an open cot and motioned for him to place the captain on it. The engineer followed the prompts and carefully placed the captain on the cot. The NE Doctor looked at Lieutenant Gworl and asked, “How was your trip over here?” He began an examination of Iphigenia as he continued. “Are you up for another trip? We need you to escort NE Sinclair to the science labs so he can get some blood samples to LIeutenant Thenis.”
“Perhaps we can get some more bio-hazard gear for people to don before we send them out,” Laural suggested. “We can’t be sure any of you aren’t infected because we don’t know what we’re dealing with or how it’s transmitted, but if you are clean, some protection is better before putting you at risk. I know that’s frightening to hear but we will figure this out,” Wit reassured. “Doctor, I think we have to assume anyone who has physical contact with anyone infected is at the greatest risk for being infected themselves. Can we set up some areas for quarantine beyond Sickbay and perhaps use site to site transport to get people there?”
~Dr. Laural Witley, Chief Counselor
“Yes,” the NE Doctor said, “I will make sure we round up all the biohazard gear we can find. Luckily the Leviathan has a lot of them.” It was reassuring to have the counselor helping to delegate the critical tasks so they could get organized and find out how to combat this illness. “I believe Lieutenant Thenis will be able to find us some answers after she gets the samples. You are not showing any signs of illness, so I suggest you put on biohazard gear as well. ” The NE Doctor paused then said, “The illness causes fear, have you ever encountered anything similar in your years of study?” The NE Doctor asked Dr. Witley.
Lieutenant j.g. Thenis slapped her commbadge =^= Sickbay this is Lieutenant Thenis, it would appear my staff has decided to go stir crazy and abandon their assigned post. I have one technician with me and cannot afford to send her away. Can you please have one of the saner medical technician’s bring me those samples. I have to put the biology lab together…=^=
-Lieutenant j.g. Kitiuas Thenis, CSO
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