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Shuttlebay- Main Sim

Posted April 20, 2021, 9:19 a.m. by Lieutenant Commander Karina Enger (Executive Officer) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Danora Allance (Engineer/Artificial Intelligence Expert) in Shuttlebay- Main Sim

Posted by Gamemaster Mischief Maker (Gamemaster) in Shuttlebay- Main Sim

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Danora Allance (Engineer/Artificial Intelligence Expert) in Shuttlebay- Main Sim
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“I’m assuming that while in the sphere, it was dormant,” Wendell said. “It was only aroused after we took it aboard to study the probe. And I don’t think that whoever sent that probe sent the creature with it.”

CSO

With so many folks in the bay, Danora didn’t make for the weapons right away. She moved back up to the probe as others backed off to get their phasers and was already hooking up the probe to the computer terminal on the wall. The segregation of the system meant anything downloaded wouldn’t infect or cross into the ship’s computers. The down side was the ship wouldn’t be able to access it, either. But right now, with the Captain bellowing wanting it gone, she wanted as much information from it as she could get before it once more became a trap for the entity and went back into space.

As she heard the discussions behind her, it dawned on her that the cold of space must have kept it dormant till it thawed out in the bay and get loose at the first opportunity. It also occurred to her it may not be hostile but scared out of its mind. Either way, she was more focused on the sphere than anything else happening around her.

Danora
AI Spec/Eng

The temp change took place across the ship, except for the shuttlebay.

The connection to the isolated computer that Danora set up was successful, though it had taken some tweaking. Now both Sinclair and Danora could start to examine things more closely. First of interest was the age of the sphere itself. The original scans had placed it around 800 years old, but possibly more interesting is that the sphere’s systems seemed designed to maintain the inner sphere and the shielding on the outer sphere. It was protective.- designed to keep things in.

The technology was sophisticated, and indicated it came from a warp-capable society but it was probably a little less developed than the Federation currently.

~Mischief Maker

Protective covering… The idea came to Danora as she read the information that skittered around the monitor. She moved back and forth between the console and the sphere as bits and pieces of information came to her. Not sure if anyone was even listening, she spoke up enough to let others hear, but not to anyone in particular. “I think this was meant to hold that thing. The outer shell is protective in nature. I think this may have been a discovery craft for the thing that got out. I’m guessing it spooked when we stuck ourselves inside its ship and tried to finagle things around.” She finally turned to see who had been paying attention as she smiled and shrugged. “Like a giant hand suddenly thrusting itself into the Memorial. I think we’d scramble to get out of the way as well.”

Danora
AI Spec

Karina, her Intel and security background showing itself. “It’s a mini ship or containment? Any indication that there were controls for environment, piloting, sensors inside the second sphere? Where that entity could access the controls, or were they all out of reach? If not I think it’s a better bet it was a prison. If I was imprisoned in that thing, and criminal, I would run first chance I got too. If it is an exploration vessel I don’t care how big the hand, I’m not abandoning my ship to hide amongst aliens. And if it is an exploration vessel why would it not be sending out a message or attempt to communicate? I want to know how that thing works and how they got this thing inside.” Karina’s first responsibility was to the safety of the ship and crew. She couldn’t afford to make assumptions.
Lt Cmdr Enger, XO

While Danora was going back and forth between the sphere and console, Mark had literally shifted on to his back, with his head part way inside the probe to get a better look of the interior, positioning himself so his right hand could bring in his tricorder as well, and with his left hand shining a flashlight from outside toward the inside.. “I don’t see anything that resembles any obvious controls,” Mark said aloud for the others to hear. “But I’ll be frank, nothing here is that familiar. And how a morphogenic being would interact with solid technology isn’t exactly Starfleet 101… I’m going to take some scans so we can get a closer look.”

With that, Mark began scanning the interior of both spheres so that the computer could render a holographic image later.

-Lt. (j.g.) Mark Sinclair, CE

She had asked a series of good questions. “Who says it can’t be both commander. You don’t just imprison criminals. Could this be an exile? It would explain why it ran. If I was exiled and someone opened it; I’d get out of town.”

Janzen

Enger nodded, “Also a good point Cmdr. And we have seen time and again that often crimminals aren’t really criminals. They are people or beings that threaten the status quo. They have done nothing wrong, they are just different. This entity could be simply be another of those scenarios and needs a place to call home. But until we know for sure,” and she was now speaking to everyone, “let’s remember this could go either way, so remember first contact protocol but keep some healthy skepticism as well.” She looked up scanning the duct work and vents around the shuttle bay. In here they were comfortable, but the rest of the ship was going to start feeling the effects of the temperature drop soon. She watched for any sign that the ‘vapor’ was returning.
Enger, XO

Danora moved over to the console as the Chief moved under the sphere. She wanted to see what the telemetry was saying. Was it a gatherer, hunter, or something less benign? “Ok, baby… let’s see what you are doing in that mechanical head of yours.” She was murmuring to herself under her breath. Only someone beside her would hear her words. She danced her fingers over the computer with precision. She was looking for anything that would give her deeper insight into the sphere.

Danora
AI Spec

OOC: Beautiful. Cookies all around.
IC:
What they could determine was this: the inner sphere was completely smooth and had no sort of controls or mechanisms. All the controls and computer parts were in the space between the inner and outer sphere and those systems controlled both the inner workings of the sphere and the outer shielding that had turned off when the sphere powered down. While it was possible the morphogenic being could have created some sort of tool of control, it was unlikely to have done anything. Also, the environmental settings had been maintained at constant levels for a very long time. As far as they could tell, the sphere hadn’t actively gathered data. It had been all about maintaining equilibrium within the sphere and protecting it.

With all the scans they would definitely have enough info to create a holographic simulation of the sphere.

~Mischief Maker

“Got it!” Danora smiled and turned to the others. “So it seems the inside was merely made to maintain an atmosphere for the creature. I have enough to make a holo of the sphere. If I use the holodeck, I could make a room size version of…” she waved her hands at the sphere. “At that. I haven’t been able to find any kind of information cache. But if I’m right, this may have just been a transportation vessel. Maybe in a larger sim, I can see if it was simply shot in a singular direction and told don’t come back or if it was given a destination where it would deposit our guest.” She laughed at the word guest as she realized that wasn’t exactly the case.

Danora
AI Spec

Enger nodded, “Good job, Lt. Go, take your partner, and get to the holodeck and find us some answer. And don’t forget the temperature has been dropped 10 degrees in the rest of the ship.” No one went anywhere without a partner with a morphogenic being on board she also didn’t want the sudden change in temp to shock anyone’s systems. And Enger knew, from long experience, it was, 98% of the time, mind over matter.
Enger, XO


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