Posted Sept. 11, 2020, 5:34 a.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Danora Allance (Engineer/Artificial Intelligence Expert) (Melissa Aragon)
Posted by Lieutenant Commander Tyrran Mulligan (First Officer) in The Flying Angel - Main Sim (Tag Engineer)
Posted by Commander BJ Janzen (Scientist/Mission Specialist) in The Flying Angel - Main Sim (Tag Engineer)
Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Danora Allance (Engineer/Artificial Intelligence Expert) in The Flying Angel - Main Sim (Tag Engineer)
Posted by… suppressed (3) by the Post Ghost! 👻
“Well kids, looks like we’ve got about 14 and a half hours to kill before we reach the Rez. Thats IF we go through the ion storm ahead. I can handle it, but if you all would rather go around it will add an hour to the trip. ” JT stated to those behind him, though ultimately it was up to BJ to make the call as mission leader.
Danora set to work on the problem. With any luck, the bracket would be easy to remove. Unbending it and replacing it was the issue. If she couldn’t unbend it herself, she would have to ask for help from one of the guys. Even she had limits to her strength. She was overly cautious in making sure that as she removed the bracket, making sure the manifold remained propped up using whatever was necessary.
((your choice if bracket is straightened and I can get it back in… figuring at least a 2 to 3 hour job))
The bracket straightening worked, though getting it back in and the system back online while the shuttle at warp took some extra time and required a slow recalibration effort. Most of it would be done by the time they got there, but the system would still need a quick diagnostic after it dropped out of warp.
OOC: Inserting a little timeskip here, but with a break in between for any conversation that happens before the later timeframe! I am very sorry for my AWOL, just had a bit of a rough patch with work but I’m back now and it shouldn’t happen again.
IC: =^=Estimated time to arrival: 47 minutes,=^= the computer later updated them some time later. The Flying Angel had kept up a quick pace, but, by now the runabout was piloting through low grade ion storms. Instead of interference through some of their long-range sensors, from within the storm almost all sensor readings were scrambled - all long-range, certainly, and their short-range scanners, subspace radio transceivers, and targeting system were only partially operable.
The storm also made for a bumpy ride, though the ship only had one rougher patch of the storm to get through before there was a clearing to the Tyche system. An alert popped up a main panel, however, warning of a distress signal from dead ahead of them. It was too scrambled to make out any video or audio, but, the signal was clearly from the Resolution.
JT saw the alert and called out the BJ “Commander, receiving a distress signal. Its unintelligible but it is the Resolution”
BJ knew that if the signal was that bad they needed to make good time. “Head to the Resolution at maximum speed. Something is clearly wrong over there.” He then turned to the rest of the shuttle crew. “Okay, we don’t know what we’re gong to face. We’re going in the traditional diamond formation. I’ll take lead with security lead taking point.”
“Aye Sir” JT replied as he plotted the final leg of their trip and took some pre arrival scans.
It was then that the Flying Angel had its wing clipped, at least momentarily. The runabout lurched to the side as a gravimetric distortion wave rippled through the ship, causing intense turbulence and very nearly collapsing the warp field. While the source couldn’t be identified, the runabout was still on course to reach the system soon!
JT held on as the ship rocked “Well… that was fun. Commander any idea what the hell that was?”
BJ read the reading from the sensors. He didn’t like what he was seeing. “Well that was a gravimetric disturbance. Let’s not try that again. I liked my lunch.”
A slight crash as her tool box toppled, Danora cried out half in surprise and half laughter. “HEY! Thought you were gonna take care of the flying part.” She gathered her tools up and rechecked the diagnostic to be sure it was still running.
Eng/ AI Spec
As they approached, though, the Resolution could not be found on its sensor systems, though they were still receiving a transmission. It was possible the ship was simply out of view due to its position around the moon, or the ship may no longer be in orbit of that moon and the sensor system just hadn’t identified its new location yet.
OOC: Whoops, we posted at the same time! Just merging the posts here
BJ didn’t like that part of the ride. He kept his eyes on the sensors. He was not confident when he didn’t see the ship on the monitors. “Where’d it go?”
“Should be right here. ” =/\= Computer scan for the Resolutions current location=/\=
BJ waited for the computer to get a lock on the Resolution. He was starting to think this was not going to be a good away mission. It seemed like every mission he had gone on had not gone well. This was one of he reasons he had for avoiding command. There were others, but this was one of them.
Danora wasn’t exactly sure what was going on, but apparently they had ‘lost’ something. Calling back over her shoulder as she finished securing her parts, she laughed. “I love you guys, but first you fly off in broken equipment and now you lost something? Need me to run a computer diagnostic as well?” She didn’t realize just how precarious the situation was. Though she probably would have made the jest to help lighten the mood, even if she had.
“We didn’t ‘lose’ the Resolution… it just isn’t where its supposed to be. Totally not my fault.” JT quipped back to the engineer.
BJ waited to respond. “You can’t lose something that hasn’t been found first. Find the ship first, then we can lose it.”
“Im going to plot a course to the other side of that moon out there. maybe they are just behind it and we cant see them” JT said as he began plotting the course and scanning the area for anything.. bad
Finishing up in back, she came forward and leaned on the copilot chair. “So, you can’t find what we came to find. And you broke stuff before it was fixed to begin with. I love you guys!” She patted them on the backs with a sarcastic laugh. “So what exactly are we out here for? I was told to come fix a broken item, not that we were doing it in flight to something else.” She wasn’t upset, but now that her part was done, she was intensely curious. “As to the ‘fix’, won’t know if it will hold till we try it. System diagnostic says it is a go though.”
Leaning on the bulkhead, she watched as they started to circumnavigate the moon to find what they ‘hadn’t lost… yet’.
BJ didn’t mind that much. She needed to know why they were going here in the first place. “The Resolution sent a distress signal. We’re going to see what can be done to help. It’s good to have someone from each department here. You might be doing more repairs. But we don’t know yet.”
As they rounded the moon their sensors revealed… Nothing. There was no ship at the coordinates, and no sign that a ship had ever been there. Moments later the comm came to life with another distress call. The transmission was so garbled they couldn’t understand it, but it was definitely from the Resolution. The computer was able to triangulate the source. It was coming from the direction of the Memorial and the black hole. The moon was made of an odd ferrometallic compound, which was acting like a giant mirror. The signal bounced off the moon and headed back, making it appear that the ship had been here when it fact it never had been.
Danora pushed away from the wall and leaned over the copilot’s seat back. “Wait… is that reading correct? The signal is back that way?” She pointed back towards the Memorial. “That means…” She frowned and shook her head. “Are they in the hole?” She bit her lip and shivered mentally, not realizing her body had shaken as well.
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