Posted Sept. 19, 2020, 12:54 p.m. by Warrant Officer Walker Darach (Chief Operations Officer) (Steve Johnson)
Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Main Sim - Counselor on the Trail
Posted by Gamemaster Wookius Furrius (Senior Gamemaster) in Main Sim - Counselor on the Trail
Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade K’sang Duras (Chief Science Officer) in Main Sim - Counselor on the Trail
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A soft expletive erupted from Rollo as she turned towards the men on a dead run. “It’s headed for the morgue!!!” What would the alien think if it encountered the deceased forms of another species? Since she had no idea how intelligent the entities were, Zef couldn’t really hazard a guess. As she tore around the corner in the corridor, the aura of the alien’s passing was visible. It had indeed headed into the morgue. She zoomed up to the doors and then stopped short. “You two stay back a bit. This one has seen me several times following it, but you guys are new to it. I can still tell you where it is so you can put up a field around it, but I don’t want you to scare it.”
After that, she entered the room where the dead were kept.
“I’ll start making the necessary changes to the field, because of the inherent risk of too much UV exposure. I’ll start at Fifteen percent and increase percentage at one percent on a point zero-two interval. Would you handle erecting the field itself Warrant?”
Walker nodded as they came to a stop just outside of the morgue, “Just tell me where it is.”
Flipping open his tricorder, he synced up with the ships systems, so he could activate the stasis field when they were ready.
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“Commander?” Walker asked as he looked around the door into the morgue. He looked over at Lt. K’sang. “Are you ready Lieutenant?”
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OOC: If this isn’t okay, Gene, then void it or change it.
Zef had moved to a place nearly in the middle of the room. “It’s five meters away from my two o’clock position. It seems to be interested in the body on the table. I’m not sure who it is, but the entity is on the far side of the table about midway.” It seemed very involved with the cadaver. Perhaps it could sense there was no life force in it? Without moving much, the counselor spoke to the men just outside. “If you’re going to trap it, you’d better do it now. It could move through another bulkhead at any moment.”
“I’m ready” K’sang said as he walked over to the nearest console to input the commands. “Make sure to tell me when to pause so we don’t cause harm.”
I don’t know how to move this forward without the GM. That’s what I’m waiting on. Zef told you where the entity was, so I guess you can initialize the field and we’ll see if it works?
“Activating field…” Walker said as he tapped the commands into his tricorder to locate the field around where the entity was. “Now!”
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OOC: Someone there? Hmmmm …
The singular person present, Rollo knew to be one senior crewman Josh Widemann who had experienced an unexpected aneurysm and died before help was able to be applied.
The ‘being’ hung about, studying the body. There appeared to be a kind of .. perplexity .. to the posture, or just the sense that Rollo had.
The field came into being with a buzz/snap sound eliciting no reaction from the being. A tentative, even tender hand came out and touched the body.
“Beginning UV application” K’sang tapped on the console and began to run the algorithm as he watched for any indication to pause the program.
“Field is holding steady Commander, Lieutenant. But I’m not sure how long it will last.” Walker said as he moved into the morgue. Stepping to the side as he entered, he moved over to one of the consoles by K’sang and transferred his field controls over to it.
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Whether the UV field affected the entity was unknown. On one particular, and one very narrow frequency, the field brought about a change that Darach and K’sang noted, which was that there was a slight violet blur in the air where the entity was. For Rollo who was seeing it in another way that was too quick for her eyes to register the change. Additionally it was not that the entity changed coloration or became visible, but that it was seen through the field as though it were a kind of one way mirror for that moment.
Zef held her place and studied the spirit entity as it contemplated the body on the slab. The interaction between it and the deceased appeared tender but puzzled. When the field appeared around the aural image, it didn’t outwardly register a difference in its surroundings. Rollo spoke to the other two officers in the room. “It’s trying to figure out what’s wrong with Wideman’s body—I think because it has no life signs, but looks asleep—like the people on Graven.”
The entity appeared to look around as though searching for something. It noted, shown by a very quick glance at each of the three, the others but then its gaze moved on. It took a step from where it was, then stopped as though reconsidering, and then floated upward through the decking. The striking thing was that it did not even cause a ‘zap’ or response from the field surrounding it.
Cursing, Walker quickly flipped out his tricorder and tried to keep track of the entity as it zoomed up.
“That is not the effect we wanted. Pretty light show, but it passed through the field like it wasn’t there at all. We are going to need to rethink the theory of how to trap the entity as we chase it down again.”
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OOC: I was thinking the field was topless and that was why it was able to float up out of it.
OOC: Hmmm. Something to think about ..
“I wouldn’t call that a failure.. not by any means. We’ve just discovered a rudimentary means or actively tracking it as well as the ability to get a more accurate count of how many are onboard with the help of our com badges. Its not an active containment, but it will give us an idea of what they’re interested in.” K’sang saved the frequency data and downloaded a copy to his PaDD. “You’re going to want this data when you relay the discovery to the Captain. I’m needed on the Bridge soon to help with scans.”
She was going to lose the entity now. The time it would take her to reach the same area one deck above was more than she could afford. =/\=Transporter room, this is Cmdr Rollo. Lock onto my com badge and beam me as close as possible to my present position, one deck above me. This is an emergency, I am in pursuit of one of the entities. Relay this message to Captain Cochrane once you’ve transported me.=/\=
=^= One deck up? That’s going to put you pretty close to the Captain’s hot tub. Will try to put you next to it rather than in it. Transporting in Five … Four .. =^=
She turned to look at the other officers. “I’ll relay my findings as soon as I get there. Keep trying to find a way to capture it.”
“I’ll relay the information thus far, at the very least we can modify ships lighting to assist in tracking our guests in the mean time.” K’sang checked the console one more time. =/\= CSO to Bridge, The UV containment field didn’t have the desired effect; however, we did indirectly discover a means of identifying where, as well as how many guests we have on board. Rollo is going to try to keep up with the current one while the Warrant and I come up with a plan B. I’ll relay the information shortly on the UV frequency outlining how it works. =/\= Entering in the command, K’sang sent the data to the Captains chair.
The Counselor disappeared in a swirl of colors …
The Captain’s replied immediately to the CSO’s report. =/\= Understood. Good work. We need a way to communicate, too. If you need to bring the Chief Engineer into your study group, do it. He can think while he recuperates. Bridge out. =/\=
Walker finished powering down the field and transferring the information he had saved to his own PADD.
“Should we head towards one of your science labs Lieutenant?” It wasn’t that Walker was afraid of dead people, it was more that being in the morgue tended to remind him of his own mortality. He hoped he still had some time, but realized that one day he would probably end up in a place like this.
“Do you think we could use the UV frequency to establish some sort of base communications with the entity? When I was down in the transporter room it triggered the internal comm systems and used it to create a shrill noise there. So I wouldn’t be surprised if it was looking for some way to communicate with us.”
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