Main Sim: Science Lab - Analyzing the piece of debris

Posted Oct. 19, 2020, 3:31 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Kiama Naim (Science Officer) (Silke Fahl)

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Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Main Sim: Science Lab - Analyzing the piece of debris
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Oh boy, where’s a counsellor when I need one? Shifting her gaze to the ship remnant, Faye had a lot of thoughts roll through her head. Fulfilling promises, mothers, home. All of it created a swirl of sadness in her that Faye wasn’t entirely sure she wanted to deal with. But then again she had already been skipping down memory lane most of the day and with every bit of fresh air and ray of warm sun on her skin, she could imagine for a brief moment that it was years ago and she was walking along the well loved paths surrounding the community she had been raised in.

Finally, Faye looked up, her stormy grey-green etched with the multitude of things she felt in this moment. Faye was the last person Kiama needed to help her through her parental woes. Though there was something to be said for relating to the idea that someone understood even a fraction of what you might feel.

Kiama couldn’t help but sense everything Faye feeling and made her feel a little ashamed. For as much as she seemed to always bump heads with her mother, she knew she had comparatively little to complain about. “I’m sorry,” she said softly while feeling blood rush to her cheeks.

The computer beeped. This part of the scan was complete.

From the state of corrosion and relative radiation and other signatures the following was deduced:
1. It was in the vicinity of 13, 400 years old
2. The spectroscopy of the materials showed they were native to this system
- Wookiee

Her train of thought was interrupted by the incoming data. Coming closer, Faye tried to wrap her mind around it. “Whoa, okay then…”

“You’re right we do have more immediate concerns,” Calloway said, gesturing to the data. “But while I don’t want to have a battle of whose situation is worse, I do get that whole realization that your parents are fallible people.” She cast a glance Kiama’s way. “Mine joined a fight to protect our home from those that claimed it after other people gave it away. Right or wrong, they threw a phaser rifle in the hands of their twelve year old knowing that if she didn’t learn to use it, she’d probably be dead before the year was out. So yeah, I get it. You can still love your parents even if you’re angry at them and hate the decisions they’ve made.”

“That’s true,” Kiama replied with a slightly rueful smile and with another humourless chuckle she added, “And I realised that my parents aren’t fallible when the Dominion occupied Betazed. Oh well,” she added with a soft sigh. “all those things made me, made us the women we are today. For better of for worse. And right now we have quite a mystery at our hands, I dare say.”

“But hey, of the kind of mysteries I like, this one is kind of awesome,” she said, leaning on the worktable at the floating display between them. “First possible hypothesis: if this remnant is indeed from a Romulan ship and it’s not only crazy old but also originated from this system, then it stands to reason that we’re talking about the origins of the people that became the Romulans and… Vulcans? I can’t remember off the top of my head when the societal schism happened.”

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

Kiama tilted her head to the side and chewed on her lower lip, her browns pulled together as she tried to recall her knowledge on Vulcan-Romulan history. She had a feeling this fragment was older than the schism, but to make sure she reached for a nearby PaDD and called up the information. “The schism happened about 2,000 years ago. So this” she pointed at the piece of metal, “predates that. The question is: Does that mean what today are the Romulan and Vulcan people originated in this system? Or did the Romulans discover the technology and are now using it? And if this fragment is really that old, can it be connected to the radiation issues on the surface or did it simply get affected by the radiation as well? I mean, we know it’s not the source of the radiation, but still .... This doesn’t really add up.” Kiama had hoped for answers and instead that answer they had received had only led to even more questions.

~Lt.jg. Naim, Scientist

“No, it doesn’t,” Faye agreed. “We need more info. See what other information we can get from it, I’m going to get the spectral readings and forward them to the bridge,” Faye said as she moved over to another console. Fingers moving quickly, she pulled the signature on the radiation, moving to tap her commbadge. =/\=Calloway to the Bridge. We’re sending you the frequency of the radiation so you can scan the planet for more pieces. Be forewarned that the metal we found is exceptionally old, and it’s not the source of the radiation. We don’t yet know what the source is, but if you can help us narrow it down, that would be appreciated.=/\= She fowarded the data as she said she would.

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

The Captain’s voice responded almost immediately. =/\= Calloway. Does the radiation match the signature of Romulan vessels? Or any vessels we know of? =/\=

Cochrane, CO

OOC: Thanks for your patience. Holidays. Why do I even ‘think’ I’ll be able to post on them!? <G>

The initial scan showed a fairly high percentage match of a Romulan vessel, however, after all that time and decay it was identified as a match due to the similarity in the radiation signature and proposed technology.
The computer also came up with a 42% match based on Hirogen energy generators that the Voyager had come across
- Wookiee

=/\=It correlates to a high percentage, and though we can’t be one hundred precent sure, I’m confident enough in the readings to lean that way. It could also be Hirogen, but the percentages are much lower. But what is also very important for you to know is that the metal we found is thirteen thousand years old. The metal is not the source of the radiation though. We’re still not sure what is,=/\= Faye relayed.

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

=/\= Wait… did you say thirteen thousand years old? And the metal is Romulan, correct? And from one of their vessels? =/\=

Cochrane, CO

=/\=Correct,=/\= Faye said. =/\=But it’s not one hundred percent and because it is so old, that result is more based on similarities in the technology likely and the radiation signature, so I do want to be careful about discarding other possibilities. There is the possibility that it is Hirogen, but the data is less conclusive on that front, so I’m leaning towards Romulan unless further information tells us otherwise. And… obviously that brings up a whole host of other questions that we will attempt answer if we can.=/\=

Faye typed in commands as she spoke, having the computer run an analysis on the radiation signature to give a better understanding of what the source might be.

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

The best that Faye’s scans could reveal was a kind of concentration map. Fingers flowed out from the area like long tendrils winding about the countryside, one of which was snaking toward the principle Gravenian city. However the concentrations there were barely detectable. They quickly increased in concentration within the ‘dead crop’ zone with angular concentric circles of increasing radiation intensity. The best they were able to do was to find a zone which was at depth that was of a higher concentration, though there was no ‘source’ - only a locale of the radiation.
- Wookiee

Calloway frowned slightly but gave Kiama a ‘oh well’ sort of look with a shrug. =/\=Captain, as best we can tell, the only way we’re going to be able to track down the exact source of the radiation is by getting back down to the surface. We’ve a general area, but that’s the best we seem to be able to do right now.=/\=

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

Cochrame responded =/\= Then get all the necessary equipment together and get some rest. We will beam down first thing in the morning; when the Graviens… well… get themselves together, shall we say. Bridge out. =/\=

Cochrane, CO

=/\=Understood, Calloway out. =/\=

Faye cast her gaze at Kiama and then at their hunk of metal. Leaning forward, she braced folded arms on the edge of the table and stared at the object of so many questions. Yes, it had been a long day and they both needed sleep. But the question was, could Faye’s brain let go of the mystery long enough to sleep?

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

OOC: Anything else to find here, Gene? If so, I don’t mind continuing it. Otherwise we’ll just be waiting till the next day to go to the surface I think. ~Linds
OOC: Not so much from that piece. Going to forward the time on to morning .. Gene

Looking at Faye, Kiama said with a wry smile, “It seems we’re left with even more questions then when we started. But I guess it would be boring if there had been a straightforward answer.” She then fell silent again and looked at the piece of metal for a moment before asking, “Do you think you can sleep right now or should we brain storm some more while getting everything ready for tomorrow?”

~Lt.jg. Naim, Scientist

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