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Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - Anchor Hotel

Posted Oct. 6, 2021, 4:11 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Liam Madison (Chief Science Officer) (Janice B.)

Posted by Ensign Karina Niles (Doctor) in Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - Anchor Hotel

Posted by Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist (Weaver of Webs) in Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - Anchor Hotel

Posted by Lieutenant Benjamin Grey (Chief Medical Officer) in Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - Anchor Hotel
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Jennifer nodded to Liam, listening to the conversation with a small frown on her face. “To be brief, we seem to have stepped into a conflict between Greek Gods. Or creatures claiming to be the Greek Gods of ancient mythology,” she explained. She looked over to Hermes. “Looks like you arrived in the location of your sister after all,” she reflected.

She then turned to Anathemai - Athena - and frowned slightly. “Wonder if we’re allowed to know the meaning of EDOC now?” She muttered. What in the world could they do in the face of these powerful beings? She felt rather useless.

Wallace, CO

Athena raised her voice slightly and somehow it filled the room. “I was drawn to your vessel when it was destroyed, somehow your belief in the Athena affected me as well and the dismay you felt when it was no more hurt me at a deep level. This led the Beings to suppose that perhaps we could be empowered not just through conscious belief but through devices as well. With the help of another Being who was the first of us to join Starfleet the EDOC was developed. It stands for Elemental Device Operating on Conviction, a tad corny for a name but then McHenry is a sentimentalist. With Starfleet’s knowledge and cooperation we did trials of using the EDOC as a collection device so that the Beings would not need constant worship to empower our continuing existence. We planned to use it to make dreams come true, at least for a time and of course who better to reap the benefits than the crew of the Athena who in many ways caused its development in the first place. Unfortunately, it seems Ares would like to claim it for himself.

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

R’han raised an eyebrow in an uniquely Vulcan manner. If he had his tricorder he would have scanned of where the added volume came from. It might reveal some sort of mental projection in addition to her voice.

Benjamin pulled his hand away from his head, he’d started rubbing his temples, He’d heard the stories of Kirk meeting someone claiming to be a greek od but frankly speaking, that’s all he’d considered it. For a moment he regretted not paying more attention in that history class and having allowed himself to memorize how the Enterprise crew had dealt with it… him? He shook his head “And where is this device located?” He asked “Do we know or should we know?”

Dr. Grey - CMO

P’Tah chimed in, “You are standing in it my good Doctor, it is built into the very floors and walls of this place and connects to similar structures across the planet”.

At this point, Liam found him tired of larger entities dragging their ship and its crew into their quarrels. Instead of adding fuel to the apathetic fire within his soul, he bit his lip and remained silent. The small, bitter drop of iron across his taste caused LB to stir. A deep inhale followed by an exhale was enough to settle it down.

When Ares was mentioned to want complete control over EDOC, he gritted his teeth then spoke. “I’m sure the other ‘gods’ did not agree to that idea. In most stories I recall reading, none of you really got along. ”

Izanami whispered to the man, “Don’t believe all the history hype, supposedly I created the Islands of Japan and proclaimed myself Goddess of War”. She looked over at P’Tah, “Trust me there are other things I much prefer to war”.

Dr. Grey popped in with his questions which Liam waited until those were answered. No point in everyone dog piling in their questions without letting the older ones get answered first.

-CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci.

The Athena was destroyed?? Jennifer sent a glance over to Dr. Grey, and a second one to Liam. She’d have to get some information on that!! There was a lot in the Athena’s past that she was unaware of, it seemed. Perhaps that was what all the classified mission logs were. The ones that she had to request access to. The ones that she’d sent in a request for access too but hadn’t gotten a reply yet. You’d think a Captain should know what her crew had been through in the last year.

Wallace, CO

After Izanami whispered in his ear, Liam resisted pointing out why he chose to use the word stories instead of facts. His eyes caught Wallace’s glance at him causing him to sigh. It was clear she didn’t talk with the prior CO before taking on the role and it made him question what else she wasn’t aware of. Before Athena started, he leaned in to whisper to Wallace.

“When this mission is over, I’ll help fill in the gaps. I can’t fill them all in, but there are some I was a part of.” He left the subject alone for now and straightened up.

A’zna was standing close to the captain keeping mostly to herself. Her one concern at the moment was protecting her captain, the fact she had no phaser did not bother her. In fact, A’zna was just as deadly in hand-to-hand combat as she was with a weapon of any kind. However, she did also feel a desire to go outside and maybe find a good stick she could use as an impromptu weapon. but that would also mean leaving the captain’s side.

Her heart was racing, even though she was trying to focus on protecting the captain and keeping them safe. She was very uncomfortable with having been brought down by force, not to mention the words, ‘Athena was Destroyed’ also started to cause her anxiety to jump, she did not want to lose yet another home! In order to help calm herself, and improve their chances of survival, she began to sing to herself a human song her mentor Tin Th’Zinneth had introduced her to after she had first left the colony. “take my love, take my land, take me where I can not stand. I don’t care I’m still free, you can’t take the sky from me…”

A’zna

rhan

Athena looked out at the crew spread throughout the complex and her face was troubled. “Your belief in yourself as a crew of the Athena empowered me to bring this place into existence and my hope was to repay you by bringing you here to experience your hearts desire. Ares has snatched this from all of us.’ Her eyes went grey like flint, “Once he is put down I will fulfil my promise to you” There was an explosion of light from where she was standing and when it faded Athena stood wearing white scale armour and in her hand was a crystal tipped spear and on her arm was a large bronze shield.

She levelled the spear and swung it until she had encompassed all in its arc. “For those who wish it, we give you sanctuary, for those who would rather not hide, we will empower you to join us in the fight.”

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

When the bright light altered Athena’s form during her speech, he managed to contain his shock at her sudden change. It was not easy since his mouth started to open and he quickly slammed it shut. He stepped back to put another foot or two of distance between the tip and him. It wasn’t going to hit him, but he felt safer to not risk it.

“I’m not as young as I used to be. Nor am I much use in direct combat, but I’m not the type to do nothing. I refuse to watch while the place I’m starting to call home is threatened.” He glanced at Grey then asked a question.

“Dr. Grey, I don’t think we’ve tested the limits of LB have we?” Liam wasn’t sure if direct combat was a safe option or not, preferring to another train of thought on the matter.

-CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci.

OOC: In case the good doc doesn’t remember, that’s a Nope. Didn’t make a thread to explore that yet so I assume up to this point, they had been gradually working to that point off-screen. As for risk, I haven’t used Liam’s physical traits much in any mission… sort of want to change that.

-Janice B.

Ben lifted his right hand towards his head then realised he still held a glass and frowned at it “No I don’t think we have, I’m still worried how much strain your body can handle especially now that we don’t have a Warp core for you to have a quick snack”

Liam nodded, understanding this. At best, LB might make his presence known in the back of his head. In the worst scenario, the parasite could seize control or react in an unexpected way. So far they had learned Liam’s hands could heat up, but was that it? He still hadn’t moved as he was left indecisive with no clear right answer.

“I’m less worried about my physical condition than I am about LB deciding to become hostile when in danger. So far, he’s not hurt anyone, but we’ve also kept him well fed. As long as we don’t deplete his energy completely, he should be fine.” The CSO pointed out, his hand drifted to his side.

A small pouch lingered there with a few doses of radiation in case of emergency. After the last mission, he was actually grateful he started to keep some on hand at all times.

A’zna stepped forward, “my only concern at this point is protecting the rest of the crew and my Captain. While I am confident in my hand-to-hand skills, having some weapons and such would improve my chances of getting the crew back to our ship should the worst happen here!” she said, stepping forward to confront the being calling herself Athena. She did not know much about Human religious figures. A’zna wondered if there were some beings here posing as the Elements she herself worshiped. “I would join you in the fight, however, again as I said I need to protect the crew and the captain first and foremost!” she finished hoping that she was not overstepping her bounds with her captain.

A’zna

“I was primarily a Medic before making Captain, not a fighter, but anything I can do to help, I’ll do,” Jenn spoke to… Athena? No, it was easier to think of her as Anathemai. It was less weird. She looked around at her crew. “Like… Athena said. If you choose to help her fight, you can do so, but you can also stay in whatever shelter she provides. I won’t force you into either position. Anyone who wants to fight, go to my left, anyone who wants sanctuary, you’re on the right.”

A few NEs began to mill about, some going towards one side others heading the other direction. A large portion of the security and engineering teams were on the fighting side. Jennifer smiled slightly, worried for their safety. And her own.

Wallace, CO

Benjamin turned towards the Captain, looked at Liam then sighed “I didn’t bring a kit with me” He said then under his breath said “Or a bloody uniform” He shook his head “But I won’t have officers out there fighting without medical aid” He walked to the right, sipping the last remnants of his drink.

Dr. Grey - CMO

Upon hearing Dr. Grey’s complaints, Liam couldn’t help but speak. “Dr. Grey, you’ve proven yourself an exceptional doctor with or without equipment. I don’t think that will be much of an issue.”

P’tah moved forward and spoke directly to the Captain, “Thoth has a plan to get you your ship back, Orvos, Stark and Marishka are with him along with Yami”.

Athena nodded her thanks to all who volunteered. Noting the doctor she motioned to a large bearded man who came forward and stood next to Grey. “I am Asclepius, I would appreciate your assistance in setting up areas for triage”

From storage rooms off the main foyer antigravity platforms started to roll in loaded up with various types of armour and old style weapons. They looked archaic but there was a suspicious blue glint to all of it that hinted there was more to it than you could see at first glance.

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Karina had silently moved to the Captain’s left as the fighters and non fighters choose sides. She had chosen to disobey orders and hunt down the missing ship before. She wasn’t gonna stand idly by, now, and not fight for them. “I didn’t help bring you all back to lose the ship and crew now.” She laughed lightly but it was nervous sounding.

As the weapons and armor appeared, though, she frowned. She was no security officer and had little combat experience save what was taught at the Academy. As the others began eyeing the rolled out offerings, she reached out first. A small sword, probably a large dagger, was her choice. Easy on weight and not do long as to hinder her. As to the armor, she backed up and let others choose. She be nothing of the pieces laying there and want even sure she needed any.

Karina
Doctor

As equipment rolled in, Liam was the last one to make his decision. Time was short and feeling the pressure, Liam forced himself to make one.

“I’m hoping this isn’t a mistake in the end.” He stepped to the right and joined the side heading into the fight.

As he collected a rapier, her spotted Karina then gave her a reassuring smile. He made a note that in the future, he would insist on rapier lessons for her. It was clear most departments , outside of security, didn’t include weapon or self defense training past the academy early years. Even those were lacking.

-CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci.


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