Main Sim - Science Lab: A Late Night Snack

Posted Sept. 15, 2019, 8:34 p.m. by Fleet Captain Ghubari Koraia (Captain) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Liam Madison (Chief Science Officer) in Main Sim - Science Lab: A Late Night Snack

Posted by Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist (Weaver of Webs) in Main Sim - Science Lab: A Late Night Snack


Liam nodded, the frown still growing on his face. This was the first time he heard of an intruder in their midst. This explained some things right now, but he didn’t dwell on it long. When his figure entered the labs, he walked to the nearest console. He immediately checked the transporter logs for the pattern buffer. A thought, on route, occurred to him. Transporter accidents often happened due to malfunctioning buffers. Victims were often missing or gained anatomy or substances. In simple terms, it was degrading the original transcript for the person’s make up. It might tell him when things went wrong or help narrow his search.

The next task was tracking the signal mentioned by the CO. He wasn’t going to wait for his junior officer’s arrival. Time was precious as he wrapped up the research.

–CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci

The transport buffer of the ship’s transporter systems was receiving signals from outside the ship from no known source. Work being completed in Transporter Room One seemed to suggest that the matter stream was coming from “outside” the mirror universe itself.

The transporter residual energy from the intruder’s position could be traced from the conference room to the shuttle bay. It was initiated from within the shuttle bay but disappeared into a cloaking field and then vanished. It had not been initiated by any of the Athena’s systems.

Junior Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Liam’s eyes flicked through the incoming data. His suspicions about the buffer appeared to be correct, but the source surprised him. While a hard reset on the buffer would fix its issues, the second matter stream would moot the solution. This meant the inhibitors were necessary until they could deal with the extra stream. A simple signal booster might be worth looking. Including setting up inhibitors at different sections in the ship to ensure total coverage.

Putting the puzzling findings aside, he moved onto the intruder. The target made it into the shuttle bay and vanished. His hand pressed his badge comm to inform the CO then contact Engineering.

=^= Madison to Captain. I traced the residual energy from the conference room to the shuttle bay. It was initiated from there, but it disappeared into a cloaking field and vanished. It wasn’t done by the Athena’s systems. =^=

He left his theories at the door for now and turned to Engineering.

=^=Madison to Engineering. I discovered an inhibitor can stop the effects of the transporter systems. However, they have limited range. They will need a signal boost or another option to expand it to the whole ship.=^=

–CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci

=/\=Stand by, Lieutenant. I suspect we may have more answers very shortly,=/\= Ghubari responded.

Fl. Captain Koraia, CO

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