Main Sim - Science Lab: A Late Night Snack

Posted Oct. 8, 2019, 8:46 a.m. by Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist (Weaver of Webs) (Ian Kerby)

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

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

Kurok replied from Transporter Room 1. =/\=A ship sized transport inhibitor. An interesting solution. Thank you for your input Commander Madison. Kurok out.=/\=

-Kurok, Eng JO

A moment later a new Comm opened =^=Sickbay to Commander Madison, how long til we have a functioning field around the ship? And how easy is it to set one up over another Biobed=^= The raised and concerned tone of the Chief Medical Officer sounded over the Comm

Dr. Grey -CMO

Liam gritted his teeth and held his tongue when he was told to wait. He continued researching information over the inhibitors when Grey’s message came through. Abruptly his work stopped as he absorbed the request. He inhaled and forced the frustration from his tone when he addressed Grey.

=^= Madison to Sickbay. I’m still waiting for Engineering to make progress on it. Meanwhile, I’m sending directions on how to set up the inhibitor I used on the biobed.=^=

Liam continued before he added the spec for a signal booster to it. =^=There’s one thing we can attempt. You can hook on a signal booster to extend the signal and cover all of the Sickbay areas. It’s worth a try and if it does work, it might buy you time until the engineers can engulf the ship.=^=

–CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci

OOC At this point I’m loath to add another thread in main engineering so what say the engineers action the plan either in the transporter one thread or here. Ian

OOC: I have no issue or preference either way. I do know, right now Liam is the only one in the science labs unless I count the NEs. So if he needs to go to another thread and help move things along, it’s easier for him shift threads than others. Otherwise, he will be sticking in here until he is asked to be elsewhere.

-Janice B.

OOC I just bumped the transporter room one thread. I’d consider it a favour of immeasurable proportion if Liam was to continue his investigations there at ground zero of the phenomenon :-)

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