Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted Sept. 9, 2019, 10:42 p.m. by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) (Miriam W)

Posted by Ensign Tyv Ch’qirross (Security Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Tyv Ch’qirross (Security Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Tyv Ch’qirross (Security Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Tyv Ch’qirross (Security Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck

Posted by Ensign Kaia (Engineering Officer) in Side Sim - Relaxation and Exercise in the Holodeck
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Kaia nodded. “The art gallery is in the center of the library,” she said, and the new room immediately made her statement make sense. The room was a round chamber, with stairs going up one side and down on the other side. Between those stairwells was a collection of beautiful artworks. Paintings, carvings, sculpture, photographs, even framed sheet music and other forms of artistic expression were featured in this display. “A collection of the greatest artworks of my world. I came here all the time as a kitten. All the books, and all the artwork… for the Raka, artistic expression and story-telling are the highest forms of expression and achievement, so this whole structure holds an honoured position in our culture…”

Kaia, eng

He raised an eyebrow. “Was that a universal translator glitch, or did you call yourself a kitten?” he asked, a little grin on his face, once he got his bearings in the room. His eyes were instantly attracted to one of the sculptures in the room. “Some kind of reptile, it looks like… one of the other species on your world?”

-Kavox

Kaia tilted her head slightly, then smiled. She tapped the small computer attached to her wrist and began to speak. Notably, her accent was very different and much thicker than it had been a few moments earlier, and there was a halting quality to her words. She was physically speaking English. “I said that I was a [Ro’ne], which is like your word for… offspring. A… child,” she explained, a look of concentration on her face. A tap of her device, and she was back to being translated. “It must have been a translator glitch, although in a sense it is logical to call a young Raka a,” she spoke in English, “Kitten, since we are similar to the Earth species, cat. It would be similar to calling your offspring a kash because you look like a hairless shek,” she shook her head in amusement.

She stepped over to look at the reptilian statue and nodded slightly, glancing at the label. The words were written in the Galdori script, and looked quite nice. “The form of this statue is similar to that of a Hatriku, although it does not depict an actual member of that species. This particular room, as far as I can tell, is devoted to displays regarding Galdori religion and mythos. This statue is of En’rys, and was one of eleven such statues on the top of an ancient temple. According to this label, this statue was the best-preserved of the bunch. What we are seeing is a holographic projection of a digital representation of a resin casting of the original statue,” she said with a small grin.

The statue itself portrayed the form of a Hatriku, wearing a breastplate and helmet and holding the remnants of what must have used to be a staff of some sort, although the majority of the staff had broken off and the statue was holding only the fragments of the staff which were closest to his hands. The breastplate had the emblem of the sun on the front. The pose of the statue seemed to be of an individual in combat, seeming about to strike something with the weapon. Kaia pressed a small button on the wall, and a small screen was revealed, playing a short video clip. The video showed an aerial view of the temple Kaia had mentioned, with the bases and ruined forms of eleven statues. Each statue had some broken pieces of rock around it, which were presumably the pieces that had been broken off, and there was a large pile of rubble in the center. A digital effect played, and there was now a computerized representation of what the scientists thought the display might have looked like originally.

The eleven gods, each with a different form. Labels flew over them, which Kaia read aloud for Kavox since the labels were in the Galdori script. En’rys (The armored Hatriku they were looking at, which was about 12 ft tall. His staff looked a lot like a scepter, and his scales were coloured a bright golden), Lu’ne (An armored Laleri with a sword and shield, same size as En’rys, Her shield was rounded, and patterned to look like the larger of the Galdori moons), Va’al (A 12’ tall Raka with massive wings, holding what looked like an hourglass in one hand, and what looked like a shepherd’s crook in the other. He wore a long cloak), Et’ro (A 9’ tall bear-like figure. While the others were carved to look like living beings, Et’ro was carved to look like he was made of stone), Te’en’pe (Another creature which was not one of the Galdori races, Te’en’pe was carved to look like a bipedal gryphon), Na’ne’te (A Pipini held aloft in a spout of water), Py’ro (the first Arwan in the bunch. 9’ tall, carved to look like he was on fire), Ro’an’se (Another Arwan, she was surrounded by plants and small animals carved into the stone with her), Il’los (A Laleri carved to look similar to the larger statue of Lu’ne, he also held a sword and shield), Bri’git (A Raka, just as tall as Il’los, her form was somewhat disturbing. The left part of her body was normal, but the right was the form of a skeleton. Similar to lady justice, in her left hand she held a scale. Her skeletal right arm was bent, and on it was a winged creature which seemed about to launch), and Gla’si’na (A Hatriku who seemed to be wearing armor made of ice).

The central platform was left empty, Kaia reading aloud the caption. “It is not certain what the central figure was that the gods fought in this display, due to the extreme degradation of the rubble of whatever figure it was.”

Kaia, Eng

Tyv had heard about some sort of event going on in the holodeck and his curiosity had gotten the better of him, which always seemed to end up getting him in some sort of trouble, but this time he was just absolutely lost. What he wandered into was not what he expected. So many books and everything. Much too stuffy and boring for his tastes. He was secretly hoping for something exhilarating like a Colosseum or a good old fashioned ice climb to get the blood flowing! However .. the silence of the library was somewhat of a let down. Still he didn’t want to just immediately dismiss it, he came to learn more about Starfleet as a whole which is why he joined the Officer Exchange program and enlisted with Starfleet. Though this .. was starting to get beyond confusing. So many corridors, small bridges, and incredibly tall shelves he could barely keep track of where he was to where he had been. It disturbingly reminded him of the Ice Caves back on Andoria. It took him a while, but he overheard some conversations that was a bit out of the ordinary that didn’t flow with the rest of the subtle murmurs of the AI characters in the background. The disconnected voice of someone speaking Federation Standard. His antennae swiveled around to pinpoint where it was coming from before turning a corner and figuring it out. He immediately recognized the Starfleet uniform and was silently thankful that he didn’t have to wander around for ages anymore .. assuming they weren’t part of the program anyway. “By the gods, finally. Someone. Please tell me you’re not part of the program.. this has been beyond frustrating trying to navigate this place. Though it does have it’s … charm.”

Ensign Tyv (Security)

After Kavox left, giving some excuse about having things to do, Kaia sat alone in the art gallery for a while, closing her eyes and enjoying the room, until someone barged into the room and broke her comfortable silence.

She looked a little frustrated, her feline ears angling back slightly and her tail twitching. “If you don’t like it then leave. The arch is right there,” she gestured to the door she had used earlier to enter this room of the simulation. Just past the door was a bridge, and across the bridge was the door that used to lead out to the balcony, but which now led into the Manhattan corridor.

Kaia, Engineer

“Tempting.” His tone matched her annoyance in the same manner, but he lingered in the area regardless, calming down somewhat. “What is this place if you mind me asking? I’ve never been in a place with so much literature before?” His eyes darted about the area as his antennae swiveled around, now that he wasn’t lost in between bookshelves and in a rather open area.

Ensign Tyv (Security)

“It’s the great library and art gallery of Ba’slu city,” Kaia spoke with a sense of reverence in her voice. “The real version of this structure contains every piece of literature my ancestors were able to gather in one place… And inside the library is the artistry, the sculpture and painting of our history. This structure is a historical treasure trove.” She said with a small grin.

Kaia, Eng

Being able to take in the vast size of the library from the open area it was truly something to behold. “This monument is most impressive .. and you say it contains not only these books, but your art and history as well?” Even though he wasn’t from this place, nor knew where this place was, he could feel a little concern grow inside him. So many valuable things placed in one location didn’t quite sit right with him. “How do they protect such a place with so many items of importance ..?” He also began to take notice of the statue before them which clearly depicted some sort of warrior, perhaps they could fight well if required? His curiosity thirsted for more.

Ensign Tyv (Security)

“It is not the only place where this knowledge is gathered,” Kaia said with a smile, dismissing the archway and stepping out onto the balcony. If the Andorian would follow, he would see that they were high above the ground, the library built into the trunk of a gargantuan tree. All entrances to the tree were high in the sky, far from the forest floor. “There are safeguards against what might harm the tree. This city is safeguarded against natural disaster - there are many things in place which would take long to list, so I won’t. And no other people on my planet has the ability to scale the trees as my race can. They wouldn’t want to attack our tree, regardless… It contains aspects of their own history as well. I wish I could share with you the true wonder of this place, but this is unfortunately a low-detail simulation.” Her tail flicked back and forth, feline ears swiveling in response to computer generated birdsong.

Kaia, eng

Typically being an underground species he still wasn’t very comfortable with heights. He’d gotten better over time especially from serving on smaller vessels that could enter the atmosphere of planets, but it still sent a chill up his spine every time he looked down. He slowly and cautiously walked up to the edge where Kaia was looking out on the balcony. He placed a hand on the railing of the balcony and slowly peeked over the edge before pushing himself back with his arm on the balcony. Definitely a mistake to look over the edge. He shook his head, trying to wipe it from his mind and then just glanced out over the distance to the view everything else. “With a fall like that .. it would be truly foolish to attack such a position.” She seemed so comfortable up high here in a gigantic tree it was almost a wonder. “It’s vastly different in comparison to the ice caves of Andoria..”

Ensign Tyv (Security AC)

“Ice caves?” Kaia asked, her face lighting up with interest. “If it were not for the coldness that must come with that, I would find the idea of ice caves exciting. Because of my small body mass, I do not deal well with cold temperatures. You may notice that this simulation replicates a rather temperate climate, the truth is that this area is rather warmer than it feels like right now”

Kaia, Eng

He immediately noticed her interest and was always glad to talk about his home world as well, much like she did in this simulation. “Ah, it’s the cold that really gets your blood flowing!” Even if that realistically wasn’t the case, it was more aligned with the excitement of being on Andoria and the adrenaline rush that it would give because lengthy exposure to the biting cold meant a death you couldn’t avoid and avoiding death was always exciting. “Being small does have it’s share of disadvantages, but also being accustomed to certain environments makes it hard to adapt to others.. Much like the hot temperatures here.” He wasn’t being rude or anything about the temperatures, but being used to such cold temperatures one could see some sweat on his forehead as he had been wandering around for a while trying to navigate the library before running into a fellow Ensign. He often kept the temperature in his room quite low compared to others. Thankfully he didn’t have a roommate or anything yet, but who knows what the future would hold.

Ensign Tyv (Security)

Kaia chuckled. “Computer, put us back in the wooded path,” she instructed. The simulation shifted, and they were on a running path in a wooded area. The sun was low in the sky, and the leaves on the trees were a nice orange. The air was cool and dry, a comfortable medium between the climates each of the individuals was accustomed to. “I’m quite fond of this one as well,” she commented with a smile.

Kaia, engineer

Bump

I guess i lost another rp partner? Does anyone else want to join?

OOC: Necropost! :D I’m still here, don’t worry! Work just tends to get in my way on occasion .. x_x Still fairly new to the Sales field and it gets pretty crazy a lot of the time.

IC: Tyv surveyed his new surroundings and was very thankful for the new, cooler environment. “Ah, QUITE the scenery in this area! Is this still part of your home planet ..?” The excitement in his voice carried. He had seen some trees from being at the Academy, but so many in one location was quite a sight to behold! “Are these leaves naturally this color? The ones I had seen before at the Academy were green?” It was pretty clear that he did not have much experience with things that usually didn’t involve a starship, weapons, or ice apparently. At least up front anyway.

Ensign Tyv (Security)

Kaia shook her head slightly. “It is an earth location. It is called the Niagara Escarpment. The leaves are orange because they are dying in a yearly cycle, as these are called Deciduous trees and lose their leaves every year for the coldest portion of the year,” she explained with a small smile.

Kaia, Eng

Bump!

OOC: Going to get to this on the weekend! This quarter is crazy for us at work since we deal with a lot of fed customers x_x should have a reply here for ya soon!

-Mike

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