Pre-sim: Chem Lab, Deck 12 (open)

Posted April 12, 2021, 2:23 a.m. by Lieutenant Commander Karina Enger (Executive Officer) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Karina Enger (Executive Officer) in Pre-sim: Chem Lab, Deck 12 (open)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Wendell Vaughn (Chief Science Officer) in Pre-sim: Chem Lab, Deck 12 (open)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Karina Enger (Executive Officer) in Pre-sim: Chem Lab, Deck 12 (open)
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Wendell was in his chemistry lab late at night. Officially, this was a General Science on deck 12. At least, that’s what the ships specifications said it was. But Wendell had modified it to be a state the art chemistry lab.

All sorts of equipment was set up here. It was where he brewed his elixirs. He was adjusting the settings of some of the vats.


Karina was wondering the ship, it was late and it was a habit of hers when she couldn’t sleep to walk the ship. Tonight it was because the ship sounded different, it felt different and she hadn’t adjusted to it. It had always been the same for every ship she was on. It took her a few days for the ambient sounds and vibrations of the ship to become common place so that she wasn’t constantly wondering what that ‘sound’ was. She had stopped on Deck 12 and meandered the corridors. An interesting smell caught her attention and she stopped. Ah a chemistry lab. She approached the door, and it was unlocked so she stepped in to see what the science officers were working on. Chemistry, though not her area of knowledge always led to interesting results.
Lt Cmdr Enger, XO

Just one science officer was in the lab. He was busy tinkering with the machine that ran along the back wall. Pipes of glass and copper led to and from glass beakers to copper vats.

He noticed the officer who entered the lab. “Hello,” he said.


“Good evening, Lt. Cmdr. I hope I’m not intruding. I got a hint of an interesting aroma coming from the lab and was curious.” Karina stepped further into the lab to allow the doors to close, but not so far in as to get in the way of the working scientist. “May I inquire as to what it is?”
Lt. Cmdr Enger, XO

“I’m making root beer,” Wendell explained. “Using time old traditions. This root beer also has the caffeinated equilivent to one cup of coffee. I have a case bottles and chilled. You want one?”


“Root beer?” She tried to place the term, “Ah yes, I had one once while at the Academy. My hall mate made some in his dorm. It did not come out well. I believe I need to try it again, thank you.”
Lt Cmdr Enger, XO

Wendell opened a sliding panel on a bulkhead. This revealed some dozen or so bottles kept in storage at a temperature just above freezing. He handed her a bottle. “The extra caffeine doesn’t take away from the overall taste,” he explained.

CSO wayward

Karina took the chilled bottle and popped the cap off of it. This did not smell like what her hall mate had made. This had a overly sweet aroma, but wasn’t unpleasant. She took a tentative sip, allowing the flavor to take hold and then another sip. “This is very good. It is…non..non…not alcohol?”

She looked around the lab. “Tell me Cmdr other than making delicious drinks in your chemistry lab, what is your specialty?”
Lt Cmdr Enger, XO


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