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Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - The Island of Nemornia

Posted Sept. 13, 2021, 9:56 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Daggum Hammor (Chief Operations Officer) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Ensign Viyara Nazeen (Scientist) in Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - The Island of Nemornia

Posted by Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist (Weaver of Webs) in Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - The Island of Nemornia

Posted by Commander Tello Anaar (Executive Officer) in Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - The Island of Nemornia
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She took the gear offered and began walking slowly into the water, letting Hammor take the lead. The ocean water felt cold when it kissed her skin, but the chill lessened the longer she stood in it. “So, Chief Kane, do your people eat a lot of fish?” Yes, it was an obviously simple question, but Tello was trying to get her head right with killing another life form that wasn’t threatening her.

—Anaar, XO

Kane shrugged a little his bronzed skin flashing in the overhead sun, “A lot of fish, chickens as well that we keep and then many other things that the island provides like fruit”. He looked over at Hammor’s physique and smiled broadly, “Looks like you people must have a pretty good diet too!”.

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Hammor grinned and said “Well, they do keep us full, thats for sure. Nothing beats what you harvest for yourself, though.”

Hammor

Kane nodded as the warm tropical water reached his chest, “I agree, fresh is best”.

Being much shorter than the two men, Tello had stopped walking several feet back. “This is as deep as I can go if I’m still supposed to be able to breathe and see down into the water. I’m a very good swimmer if we decide to use re-breathers and chase the fish though.”

—Anaar, XO

Kane turned in the water with more than a little chagrin, “Apologies Tello,” he looked to Hammor for what there next move would be.

While he was waiting there seemed to be a sudden twinge in his trapezoid, he massaged it gently and turned to look up at the mountain behind them and then cast a glance at the Captain across the bay.

Tello, as she was looking in his direction, saw Kane’s face register something…pain? and then he rubbed at a muscle (did you mean trapezius?). Concerned, she focused on him. “Are you alright, Chief? Can I help you with that?” Muscle spasms and cramps could be serious while a person was in the water.

—Anaar, XO
OOC Last time I post straight after hosting an online maths class, yep Trapezius :-)
IC

Kane’s smile was firmly back on his face, “It’s ok now, just got one of those shivers, like something is crawling up your spine”. His words were meant to reassure but his glance back at the mountain still seemed concerned.

Daggum looked at Kane, then the mountain, then back at Kane. “You know, I always try to pay attention to those feelings. Sometimes our body is trying to tell us something our brain missed. So? What’s on your brain, Chief?”

Kane focused hard almost as if he was listening to a far away voice. Finally he sighed, “It’s nothing, let’s get back to the fishing”.
Daggum nodded, but said “Well,we’re here if you and your people need help.”

Tello backed up a few paces so the water only came up to the middle of her rib cage. That allowed her to see what might be swimming around her. “Wouldn’t this be more of a test of skill if we just used a spear instead of a gun that fires a spear? I mean, there’s no way a fish can outrun or outsmart that kind of speed. Right?”

—Anaar, XO

Daggum looked at her and smiled. “This isn’t about testing our skills… it’s about eating.” and he laughed.

Planting her hands on her hips, Janna rolled her shoulders back and gazed directly at the ocean. Breathing out her worry, she inhaled calmness. Finally she looked at her hosts. “Okay, I’ve never been parasailing, but this my time, so, by all means, let’s try this. But you’ll have to explain things clearly. I’ll panic less.”

~Janna Kingston, CNS

Izzy looked between Janna with Nazeen and Pydone and Tello with Hammer and the Chief. She shot enough things in her life that shooting for fish didn’t much interest her. She watched the nice form of Kane for a moment with appreciation and a heavy sigh before she turned her attention to Pydone with reluctance. Maybe later she could enjoy his company. He was there for the evening.

Pydone looked relieved. “Well for your first time we can go tandem so you can have a go with the guidance pulleys but I can take over if we sway a bit much. The captain has a winch on the back of the boat so we go out slow and we come back in slow. Later if you feel adventurous we can do a running start from the beach but in the meantime the winch is the safest way up and back. Essentially the chute fills out behind us, we winch up into the air and then the left and right pulley make you go left and right behind the boat. That’s the basic sail, later we can introduce you to ones with brakes and risers so you can speed up , slow down, go up and down and do all sorts of manoeuvres. Let’s take it bit by bit to start with though right”.

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Now that she had made her choice to go with the other two women parasailing, she perked up and listened to his explanation. She had been parasailing once before so it wasn’t entirely new for her. It had been a fun experience and she hoped Janna would enjoy herself immensely and that the fear would melt away once she was up in the air. “Let’s do it!”

Delaney, CoS

Pydone smiled at Izzy’s pronouncement and waited to see what Janna would say.

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Janna had to force herself to breathe at the moment and it might seem to others like she hadn’t heard the conversation. But she had and she was letting her brain run through it’s confusion and get it out of her system. “Okay, let’s go for it,” she said, though still more hesitantly than she would have preferred. But she understood that for herself this was no small fear and she was going to do this despite the fear. “I’ll go with you first and then Izzy, you can go Viayara?” she suggested, glancing between the two other women to see if that would work alright.

~Janna Kingston, CNS

She didn’t really know Izzy, but Viyara was perfectly fine with going with her. After all, parasailing and such things had never been something she was afraid of. And even it felt like so much, almost everything in fact, in her life had change recently, this was something that hadn’t. And for the first time since coming to this island she was starting to feel really excited. “Sure, that works for me as long as it’s okay for you too?” she replied and looked at Izzy.

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

Pydone readied the boat for them to hop in and the Captain jumped in to prepare everything else after a quick conversation with the other group to make sure they would not cross each other’s paths whilst swimming.

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

“Alright,” Viyara grinned and got onto the boat. The ease of her movement suggested that this was not her first time doing something like this. And for the first time in a while she felt herself let go and allowed herself to relax. While this was probably going to miss the rush of adrenaline that doing something like on the holodeck with the safeties off brought with it, she had a feeling that she was going to enjoy a lot nevertheless. At the same time she kept glancing towards Janna, hoping that she would be okay and able to enjoy this little adventure as well.

~~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Hammor, Ops

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

A sudden loud rumbling noise made them all turn to the mountain just in time to see a massive rock slide drop with a sound like a sonic boom. What was even more shocking was what it left behind. Spelt in letters higher than a house, the word “ARES” was emblazoned across the mountainside.

Kane waded toward shore, he seemed to be trying to find words. Finally with a somewhat explosive epithet he pronounced. “That’s not good!”

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Daggum followed Kane out of the water and looked at the mountain. “Ok, Chief… who is ‘Ares’, and what is going on?” he asked with a tone that said he wouldn’t settle for a non-answer.

Hammor, Ops

Following the men she was supposed to be fishing with, Tello reached the shore a moment later. “Ares? Is that a name? What’s the story on that mountain? Is it some kind of volcano or something?”

—Anaar, XO

Kane motioned for everyone to gather around. The Captain was looking worried as well and Pydone looked downright terrified.

Tension radiated off the Chief as he looked at them all, “I had hoped we could just have a nice vacation, but my hand is forced, it is time for a few facts that you might not have been aware of…”

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Here it comes… Tello thought. That piece of the puzzle we knew they were leaving out… As she waited for the information from Kane, she was already planning how to get everyone back on the ship.

—Anaar, XO

Hammor looked at Tello and said “Flawless safety record my big green ass.” and he looked around, as if trying to see where they were exposed.

Hammor, Ops

Getting into the boat, Janna startled at the loud boom in the distance, her gaze drawn upwards. “What the…?” Suddenly, her heart was racing and she had to force herself to take a deep breath. It was one thing to face a fear head on, but it was quite another when something else possibly huge was going on.

~Janna Kingston, CNS

At the sound of the explosion, Viyara spun around and searched for the source of it; finding it immediately. She then turned towards Janna and watched her for a heartbeat or two before moving carefully closer to her. She had been worried before, so Viyara could only imagine what this sudden explosion might have done to her nervous. Making sure that Janna could see what she was going, she placed one hand on her shoulder and asked softly, “Are you okay?”

Kane’s gaze was level, “We do have a flawless safety record and there is a very good reason for it because it is fundamental to how this place works. What you were not aware of is that your deep seated suspicions and attitude to this adventure have an impact on how this place works as well.” He pointed to the mountain, “That… shouldn’t be happening and the fact that it is comes down to one new factor and one new factor alone, the presence of your crew”.

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Tello drew herself up. “What?!?” That was one of the stupidest things she’d ever heard. “You can’t blame us for something we have no knowledge of! This is your planet, not ours and we were invited here! Actually, we were practically ordered here!” She looked over at Daggum. “See if you can raise the ship and let them know what’s happening. Tell them I suggest they start beaming us back as soon as possible.”

“On it, Commander.” Daggum said and turned and sprinted to his bungalow. Inside, he opened his bag and pulled out his commbadge. =/\= Hammor to Athena. Emergency communications. Come in Athena. =/\= he said as he reached into the bag and brought out a wicked looking curved knife and sheath, strapping it to his thigh.

She turned back to Kane. “If there was a chance our presence would affect your planet negatively, we should have been told that. Instead, the Admiral and representatives from here kept that important, little fact to themselves. So, we aren’t taking the blame for that…disturbance.” She pointed in the direction of the explosion.

—Anaar, XO

Kane raised his hands in mock surrender. “I apologise if I have intimated that you did this deliberately but it is the power of your minds that have made this possible none the less. We could not have predicted that you were capable of being harnessed in this way so in that respect we are just as surprised as you. What remains now though is a serious question. You hold the power here, will you help us?”

Junior Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Still standing close to Janna, Viyara watched the others and listened attentively. She really didn’t like the sound of what was going on. Sure, she loved and adrenaline rush and had put herself in dangerous situations because of it more often than she wanted to admit. But this felt different and she really wanted to know what was going on. Only that way she’d be able to help protect everyone.

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

Hammor, Ops


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