Chasing the Muse

Posted April 5, 2021, 10:36 a.m. by Lieutenant Commander Daggum Hammor (Chief Operations Officer) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Va’rek (Engineer) in Chasing the Muse

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Daggum Hammor (Chief Operations Officer) in Chasing the Muse

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Va’rek (Engineer) in Chasing the Muse
Va’rek had been completely consumed in his latest project, to the point where he’d spent nearly every waking moment off duty at the small workbench area he now kept in his quarters. He was constantly tinkering with scaled models, running simulations, and always refining his process. Like distilling the thing until it was stronger than gasoline… He kept at it. Until he was ready, finally, for a full-size trial of the experiment…

For this, he needed a few things that weren’t exactly handy.

This would involve a trip to see the quartermaster… Which didn’t go exactly as planned.

However, he was soon made to realize he must speak to Daggum Hammor, a man who could get things.

Va’rek ran through the ritual of tugging on his uniform to straighten it somewhat as he pressed the chime for entry. He stood waiting at the COO’s office door. Perhaps this Mr. Hammor would be more willing to see reason. Apparently, the man was an engineer himself, and a good one at that. Va’rek raged inwardly for a moment, at the culture of Science Academia, where a lowly engineer was looked upon as freakish if they came upon a creative idea all on their own and didn’t simply apply the ideas of others to real-world ops situations. None of this showed in his very Vulcan expression, however…

-Va’rek, Engineer

A deep voice said “Come on in.” and the doors to the ‘office’ slid open.

The room was more observation platform than office. A single desk and two chairs in front sat facing the door. The other three walls were entirely windows, and looked out over the cargo bays of Deck Six, and both were the usual flurry of activity. Cargo came and went, and personnel arrived and disembarked. A lone figure sat at the desk. An Orion, and a truly large one at that, in the gold uniform of Engineering with Lieutenant Commander pips on his collar. Looking up, the hairless green head with emerald eyes looked at the figure in the doorway. “Lieutenant. What can I do for you?” Hammor asked flatly, but professionally.

Hammor, Ops Chief

The interesting view had no visible effect on the Vulcan, nor did Hammor’s appearance for that matter… Though his lack of affectation had little to do with the usual Vulcan arrogance, it was merely that these things were generally unimportant to Va’rek. He stepped into the office in his usual unhurried, matter-of-fact motion and clasped his hands at the small of his back. He was tall, but rather oppositely built than Hammor. He was thin, wiry, with dark eyes and a shock of unruly dark hair tamed by an almost regulation cut. He was obviously not a man of brute strength. However, he had that quiet confidence about him that only those who’d survived intense trial seemed to be able to carry off. This, along with his seeming lack of the typical Vulcan attitude often made him memorable when he otherwise wouldn’t have been.

“Commander,” Va’rek nodded as he spoke, dark eyes settled on the Orion. “I need to requisition a small Subspace Power Generator if you have one available.”

-Va’rek, Engineer

Hammor leaned back slightly. “An SSPG? What are you guys doing in Engineering? Building a whole new warp core?” he asked with a bit of confusion. The generator was capable of producing sizable amounts of power in a small device. And by ‘sizable’, the designers very cleary ‘dangerous and unstable’. Still the had their uses.

Hammor, Ops

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