Sickbay After Contact

Posted Jan. 21, 2021, 3:08 p.m. by Ensign Shon Baht (Medical Officer) (Ben Z)

Posted by Gamemaster Wookius Furrius (Senior Gamemaster) in Sickbay After Contact

Posted by Lieutenant Jasmine Wynter (Chief Medical Officer) in Sickbay After Contact

Posted by Ensign Shon Baht (Medical Officer) in Sickbay After Contact
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Counselor Rollo walked into sickbay and looked around at the people working there. “By any chance is the Chief here? I’ve had an incident…” Although, physically, she felt alright, her brain kept working to remember something—something she believed was important.

—Rollo, CNS

“Rollo,” Jasmine replied walking over to the counselor. “What do you mean incident,” she pulled out a tricorder and began to scan her waiting for more information from the other officer.

Lt. Jasmine Wynter CMO

The scans indicated that Rollo was or had experienced an increase in respiration, adrenaline and dopamine levels. They were not persistent - it was indicative of a recent event and the levels were decreasing. There was no indication of health concerns.
- Wookiee

Zef turned to see Wynter and felt a small rush of relief. “I was following one of the…aural trails left behind by the night life form of the Gravenians. We ended up in the Captain’s quarters. I asked it not to leave, I wanted it to stay so we could figure out what’s happening with the people down on the planet. It came over to me…it was beautiful…like a universe contained inside the rough shape of a person.” For a moment, her eyes lost focus as she remembered the feeling when they had contact.

Shaking herself to focus, the counselor continued. “It approached me and held up its hand like it wanted to touch me, so I did the same. The moment there was a union between out hands…I don’t know. I remember feeling like I was in a softly, buzzing field of some kind. I know some time passed, maybe twenty minutes or so. When I came back to myself, I was alone, but suddenly I could see where all the entities were on the ship and I could see the planet down below us and the swarms of night life forms there.”

She looked at Jasmine earnestly. “I think there was some kind of exchange between us. I just don’t know what it was or if its still happening.”

—Rollo, CNS

The doors to the sickbay slid open and Cochrane came into the room. He walked over to the CMO and Counselor and said to Rollo “You okay, Counselor?” His voice was professionally concerned, and he looked at her with a modicum of concern.

Cochrane, CO

Zef looked over as Cochrane entered. “Yes, I think so. The doctor was about to assess the situation though.” She looked back at Jasmine. “I don’t really feel any differently, but that business of being able to see through the ship like it was a skeletal embodiment, to where the other entities were…well, that was really odd. I’ve never had vision like that before. That’s why I think there must have been some kind of exchange between me and the night form of the Gravenian.”

—Rollo, CNS

Cochrane looked at the CMO and said “Thoughts, Doc? What could have happened?”

Cochrane, CO

Jasmine looked at her results and wrinkled up her forehead confused. “The results are showing increased respiration, adrenaline and dopamine levels but they are now seeming to level off. Reminscent of someone after a scare or traumatic incident.” Smiling at Rollo, Jasmine shook her head. “Not saying you re afraid of things that go bump in the night but physiologically it is as if your body is coming off a shock. Past that there are no other health issues”

A moment of pause settled in the group as Jasmine tried to make sense of the readings while Zollo and Cochrane waited for a better explanation of what was occurring.

Ensign Baht piped up bashfully before Lieutenant Wynter could speak. “Oh, Captain? I was hoping to speak with you, I had an experience with the specters when I was planet-side… they spoke to me, told me about a ‘conjunction’ and how, um… well they said ‘many will burn’ and I think something like ‘those left behind return, with much wrath’… or something.” Shon gulped as he repeated the words outload, realizing the implications of those threats.

(Ensign Baht, Medical)

Shortly after this revelation, Rollo begins to feel very weary. Whether it is a conjunction of all the ‘excitement’ of the day and then this encounter, or more so the latter. Being quite late it could be a combination.

OOC: Going to forward the time on to morning but please continue this thread with Baht to the conclusion of the revelations. .. Gene

Cochrane locked Baht with a look that seemed both frustrated and irritated, bit his voice was calm and even. “You… spoke… with them? How, Ensign? We’ve been trying to communicate with them for hours, and haven’t come up with a way.”

Cochrane, CO

As Zef looked at Baht, an overwhelming surge of exhaustion came over her. “Oh…I think I should get back to my quarters. Suddenly I’m so tired I feel like I could sleep for a week.” Since the doctor had given her a clean bill of health, there was no reason to stay in sickbay. Maybe once she got some rest, her experience would make more sense and the feeling of connection and sharing with the night form would supply some answers.

—Rollo, CNS

“Your tired,” Jasmine raised an eyebrow. The sudden onset of what appeared to be full-on narcoleptic exhaustion was being exhibited in way too many people after one of these spectral encounters. Zollo wasn’t a native of the planet below however she did have telepathic abilities. How this impacted the current situation Jasmine did not know but she did not want to take any chances.

“Zollo I think you should remain here to rest,” Jasmine suggested. “I am not saying you are following the pattern of the Gravens after an encounter but I also can’t rule it out. At least here I can monitor your nap if you need one.”

Lt. Jasmine Wynter CMO

=^= Darach to Cochrane. We are turning out a big fat zero in trying to track the entities here from the bridge. We just need more information if we are going to have a shot. Because the computer is not able to tell they even exist at this moment. =^=

WO Darach - COO

Ensign Baht stammered as he caught the full attention of the ship’s commanding officer. “Well I guess I- I mean I suppose I didn’t talk to them but they talked to me? They just said things and I heard them.” Shon scanned his mind for more information to disclose. “I also saw some sort of shadowy or dream-like version of the world… but only for a second. I assume that was their doing. I don’t know how to talk to them if they don’t want to talk to me, but this ‘conjunction’ sounded important…”

(Ensign Baht, Medical)

“What did you hear them say,” she asked Baht highly intrigued. There had to be some way to communicate with them past the way Zillow seemed to maybe be able to. As far as Jasmine knows Zillow was using some sort of psychic or spiritual connection with them. If Baht used a different way Jasmine was keen on figuring it out. Right now she was Helen Kellering it and not being able to talk with your patients made helping them a shot in the dark.

“So far the only info I have gotten was the piecemeal stuff you heard back on the planet. Pretty much as soon as I got here they all fell asleep,” she admitted to her colleague

Lt Jasmine Wynter. CMO
OCC: Sorry about the delays with my responses. ~ Kate


OOC: Will keep this timeline going through its conclusion .. Gene

Bump for D about Zolo being tired above ~ Kate

OOC: You have called her Zillow and Zolo in the last couple of posts, but her name is Zef Rollo.

They all waited to hear what Baht would tell them. What had the entities said and was it really directed at him? What about his situation was different enough that they felt the need to speak to him? As Zef tried to stay awake, she wondered why the entity she’d touched hadn’t spoken to her.

—Rollo, CNS

Shon breathed in deeply through his nose before he began to speak, rubbing his temples in thought to jog his memory.

“So I was reading the medical records of Graven… some were hundreds of years old. In, uh… ‘Traie 21’ there was this big flood that wiped out the village of Perrnick, and in the process exposed some ruins of this city named Radden…” he paused, not sure if the information he was sharing was relevant.

Jasmine nodded indicating this was at least new information to her.

“Okay but then, in ‘Ravel 9’, this dam burst that flooded three more villages completely. The strange thing was that afterwards, some of the people that drowned and even some of the people who hadn’t been touched by the water at all had these boils all over their bodies… similar to that of a body we saw in the morgue.” He looked to Doctor Wynter for confirmation that she knew what he was talking about.

“Did you find any indication that it was waterborn infection between the populations?” Her mind drifted to all the water borne infections she knew of but that still didn’t seem to have an obvious connection to the spirits.

Shon shook his head. “It’s possible, but their medical records didn’t draw that conclusion, at least.”

“And THEN in ‘Ravel 16’, a whole village of 64 people were dead from the same boils, but this time there was no flooding involved. Oh but actually not all of them had the burns, but even if they didn’t they were still dead… but all these people died in their beds, at night, the same way these people have been dying today.”

Shon paused to gather his breath. “That’s as far as I got into the records before the specters came for me. They said things like ‘The conjunction approaches’ and ‘Many will burn’ and ‘Those left behind return, with much wrath.’” He looked around as he said those words to see if anyone recognized the phrases from their interactions with the Gravinians. “But then the last thing they said before I beamed out was ‘You bring danger to us’… So I don’t know if these beings like us being here.”

“And then one of them touched me, and I went numb. The room changed to look all shadowy and everything that was solid seemed transparent. It was greyscale, and I saw these incorporeal figures.... Well they looked tangible, but at the same time I could see through them. They seemed kinda like people. But then they showed me this vision of stars and the three moons, all seemed alarmingly large. And that vision was accompanied by the word ‘danger’ and that was it.” Shon closed his mouth forcefully to signal that he had shared all he knew.

(Ensign Baht, Medical)

“Could the boils be an autoimmune reaction to the symbiote trying to regain a connection with the host? Or maybe the symbiote is not a symbiote but a parasite.” She was both talking aloud and bouncing ideas off Baht.

Looking at Zef, Jasmine chewed her lip. “Did they feel hostile when you made contact with them?”

Lt. Jasmine Wynter CMO

The counselor shook her head. “Not at all. There weren’t any negative feelings, just a kind of curiosity.” To hear everything the way Baht described it, it was difficult for her to put his experience along side of hers. “Maybe not all of the entities have the same agenda?”

—Rollo, CNS

Shon nodded slowly. “Yes, potentially… I’d prefer that explanation. If you ask me… well, it seems like these specters are malevolent. How they are causing it is obviously still a mystery.... but based on what they said it me, it sounds like an admission of guilt that these incorporeal beings are responsible for the deaths as some kind of revenge.”

(Ensign Baht, Medical)

Cochrane had entered as the discussion was progressing, and had remained silent in the back preferring to listen than interject. The two separate experiences, however, made him speak up.

“Perhaps the entities are individuals, the same as the corporeal Graviens. And as such, each has an agenda of their own, and groups with like minded individuals to further those agendas. That would suggest even more that the beings are sentient, correct?”

Cochrane, CO

OOC: Commenting here to say, hey, I’m here .. but good conversation and interesting observation Capt. .. Gene

“So Hone expressed that the two beings are not able to communicate with each other. We however can communicate with the Graviens based on the things Shon has stated and Zef has shared. This means the Graviens and corporeal Graviens need to have a common language. The trick is trying to figure it out. What if we do a brain scan,” Jasmine looked at Shon, “when Hone and Maree wake up. Maybe we can pinpoint some kind of frequency we can use to get everyone talking. All verbal language is at its base is sound waves right. Even telepaths communicate their brains act differently. So why not these corporeal beings if they are communicating in the same manner.”

Jasmine Wynter CMO

Rollo chewed at her lip as she contemplated a thought. Her eyes traveled over the people present, deciding if she should share it. With a small raise of her shoulders, she opted to go for it. “Are we really talking about two, separate entities, or are they really just two halves of a whole? Once the night entities leave the bodies of the people on the planet, those people don’t experience anything. They don’t move, think or feel. Do they dream? If their selves are just existing until the night entities return, wouldn’t that mean what we’re dealing with are just two different aspects of the same life?”

—Rollo, CNS

Ensign Baht considered what the Chief Medical Officer had suggested with a hesitant look on his face. “It might be that the reason they don’t communicate is because they’re never awake at the same time. So having both beings conscious at once is the first step to try to get them talking.”

Shon gulped and rubbed the back of his blue head. “I can only hope that they’re two separate entities, Counselor. I was hesitant to beam Mikkal up because if one of those really is his… other half, being up here might prevent his entity from reconnecting with his body in the morning. I don’t know what that would do, but I can’t image it would be good, based on what we’ve observed of their physiology so far.”

(Ensign Baht, Medical)

“Could explain why the people become so sick,” Jasmine agreed. Walking over to Hone, she read the reading on the bio bed as the man slumbered. “Computer monitor the patient for any change in mass no matter how small.” Looking back at the other officers, she shrugged. “At some point it has to return and everything has mass right even if it is almost microscopic. Centering her attention on Rollo, Jasmine walked over to the replicator for coffee. “So when you connected to the entity did it give you any indication it was the same as the person ? Can you sense anything about Hone as he is sleeping? Would you be able to sense if Hone’s night entity comes back?” Jasmine knew she was throwing out a lot of questions but right now she was trying to differential diagnosis.

The computer bleeped obediently and a small side widget appeared on the display that showed his mass.

“My thought is if Hone is just sleeping, can you tap into his unconscious mind? See if you can feel his presence? If and when the night entity returns, and if it is a separate being you would notice that possible right? If it is not a separate being and just the other half of Hone you would notice that possibly too right?”

Jasmine Wynter CMO

Zef shook her head. “I don’t think you understand. I don’t have any kind of telepathy—I am just able to see different kinds of energy than you. Everything alive has an aura around it and that’s what I see. I can’t tap into anyone’s mind and just for the record, the Gravenians look the same to me whether both ‘halves’ of their makeup are there or not.” She looked around to see if everyone was understanding her limitations. “However, if one of the night entities came in here and rejoined with Hone, yes, I would be able to see that.”

—Rollo, CNS

“Good,” Jasmine said almost relieved. “Right now I am just trying to figure out if it is one or two sentient species we are dealing with. If you can see a night entity come in let me know where they are headed as to which bed. I want to run an experiment.”

Lt. Jasmine Wynter CMO

OOC: Oh very intriguing … Gene


After Rollo finished speaking, Jasmine turned to see why the computer bleeped. Her eyes got large s she saw a small side widget appeared on the display that showed Hone’s mass. “Uh Baht,” Jasmine motioned her colleague over to her. “Do we have a reading as to Hone’s mass when he entered sick bay on his chart?” Jasmine knew Shon was dirt side when Hone first arrived and slipped off to sleep but hopefully something in his chart indicated if there was any change in mass over the course of his stay in sick bay. Pointing to the screen, Jasmine began to explain the thought process to her question. “I just posed this question to the computer and this showed up but I am not sure what the baseline mass data was? Is there anything in the chart to indicate a baseline or is this the baseline?”

The internal anatomy had always perplexed Jasmine. “Computer run anatomical scans of our sleeping Graviens?” If the wing like structures they saw when Hone and company were up and walking about were gone, it would only add to the mystery but also give them a direction to maybe solving some of the puzzle.

Jasmine Wynter CMO

Ensign Baht moved to type away on a nearby sickbay terminal, searching for the scans Lieutenant Wynter had requested. In addition to looking for any differences in mass, Shon also inspected the readings for any drastic change in neurological signals. Of course the gravian would have different readings when he was sleeping, but if like Dr. Wynter theorized mass might be transferred when the spirit left his body, maybe some portion of his consciousness did too.

Ensign Baht hoped he could find the baseline readings the chief medical officer had requested. If he could, he’d display them on the viewscreens above the bed of Dr. Hone.

(Ensign Baht, Medical)

OOC: My bad .. missed this thread :(
The baseline from Tov was not so good as his readings were all over. Hone and Maree were both older Gravenians and Baht was able to get good readings - for their age. In terms of mass and distinctions, transporter records and these would indicate that there was a slight decrease in mass at this time. Whether that was a factor in simply metabolizing of food and whatnot that was not precisely known. The crux on that would be in the morning when the ‘other’ reputedly returned to the host and whether there was a sudden actual increase, even if a little.
- Wookiee

Shon narrowed his indigo eyes as he rescanned the reports. “Dr. Wynter, it seems we won’t be able to determine anything conclusive until the morning. Or whenever the specters decide to return. But I have the biobeds prepped to keep an eye out for even the slightest changes.”

(Ensign Baht, Medical)

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