Posted by Lieutenant Commander Tenzing Trainor (Chief Operations Officer/Science Chief) in Main Sim - Checking out the debris (Trainor, Kelly, and whoever else wants to join)
Posted by Captain Kelly Bordeaux (Commanding Officer) in Main Sim - Checking out the debris (Trainor, Kelly, and whoever else wants to join)
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“Wrinkles,” Kelly scoffed with a frown but clearly amused with her Ops officer. “Tenzig when you get out of here you need to report to medical for an eye exam. I am clearly not a day over twenty-two.” Kelly had to work hard not to break the frown she was trying to convey. “Gimmie that tricorder Mr. Myopic,” she motioned for Tenzig to show her the tricorder.
More like forty-two… Tenzing laughed internally, as he took a step towards the debris.
Kelly’s frown did deepen more reading the same thing as Tenzig. “Okay how can this be regenerative,” Kelly mused to herself. Tapping her comm badge she commed Ian. Five minutes later, her husband arrived with a rather dead-looking plant.
All humor aside the projection would be true if the radiation had not decayed as much as it had.
“You know you should really explore silk plants,” Ian laughed handing over the plant what was not much more than a stalk with a few half-brown half-green leaves attached to it.
“Funny,” Kelly rolled her eyes and took off the drip plate setting the plant by the debris hoping that sitting this close to the radiation might do something. Scanning the plants she stood back and waited. Five minutes later she took another scan hoping to see any improvement.
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The plant would only show a minor improvement in days, perhaps weeks.
“If this works, you could place all your plants around the bulkhead!” Trainor exclaimed. The Ops Manager also took a look at the new scans to check for comparison. “We could market this and make a profit, Capt!” Tenzing said jokingly.
However if someone reverse extrapolated the half-life of the radiation and then reversed the decay over 150 years, ship shields, and other points of resistance.... the power might have been high enough to regenerate a planet… maybe even two.
“What are you half Ferengi,” she laughed out loud. “Why don’t you stop scanning the rules of acquisition and see if we can find some half-life of the radiation or at least get an educated guess about it.” Kelly really was liking Tenzig the more she interacted with him. He was smart, witty and above all a good sense of humor. In Kelly’s life she had learned to always trust people with a sense of humor.
“Maybe we can shoot some of this stuff at the darkness and see what they devolve into....” Trainor laughed. The Ops Officer paused for a moment to think, “I’m wondering what would happen if this was weaponized on a larger scale.” There was still so much they didn’t know, and time was not on their side. “If we’re seeing remnants, then we can guess the half-life could be measured in quantities of years or decades, though we don’t have another sample to compare, nor do we know how the initial radiation count from impact.”
“What about the planet below us” Kelly looked at the plant. “The away team commented that the surface looked like it had been through some apocalypse. Would there be a chance if this debris has radiation on it the surface would too?”
There has not been as scan of the planet to detect small amounts of the radiation in question. Nor has there been any correlation to know planetary ELE.
“We wouldn’t normally scan planets for nominal amounts of radiation,” Trainor explained, not knowing how this type of radiation could cause planet-wide destruction.
“I’m not sure how much more we could gather from this bulkhead, we’ll want to find another sample.” If this radiation was also on the planet, the away team would have gotten the readings on their tricorder.
“Only if they knew what they were looking for,” Kelly commented. “I haven’t seen anything like this but physics is not my forte.”
Kelly tapped her comm badge. =/\=Jen we have a really odd radiation signature on this piece of debris. It is like nothing we have ever seen. We are only guessing here but it seems to have a regenerative quality to it. Is there any indication of it being on the planet or is this a strictly atmospheric thing? Sending the readings of the radiation down to you now.=/\=
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Kelly moved to a console and transmitted the data from the tricorder to the main computer and waited for the results.
The computer literally rejected the search/scan for specifically this type of radiation. =^=That analysis is not permitted.=^= Which in of itself was an odd rejection from the computer.
“What the hell,” she wrinkled up her nose as if the computer was a real person. “What do you mean that analysis is not permitted? It is not like it is an Omega particle.”
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=^=There is no such thing as an Omega particle.=^= The computer denied dishonestly. It even sounded like it was lying. There was a normal tempo to the computers speech, the denial came a half beat too quickly.
“A what particle?” Rand, the Intel officer looked at her with some small amount of confusion. “I have never heard of that before, you okay there Captain?”
Tenzing shook his head. “Don’t joke about those things, Cap…” The Ops officer squeaked, “The Einstein was locked out when it detected the particle and was only saved when we ran into a familiar face and his Vulcan friend.” Tenzing turned to a monitor and didn’t see any weird symbols, so it must not be as important as the Omega.
=^= Computer, what Starfleet Order forbids the analysis of this reading?=^= Trainor asked, hoping to outsmart the computer.
=^=The data is classified Code Echo or above.=^= Code Echo was a level above Top Secret comparatively, but the Code classifications usually were made secret from non-military arenas… like diplomatic intelligence, spy generated information, or science related reasons. There was no apparent criteria that allowed a release to those under that classification… so there was going to be a problem.
Tenzig was onto something. The ship might not recognize his request due to rank and service division but it might her. =/\=Computer, please allow access to Code Echo data for Captain Bordeaux, Kelly service number 250611=/\= She hoped that the computer would grant her clearance based on her rank and command of a ship.
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Trainor turned to the Captain. “If we were in the Alpha or Beta quadrant, I’d be able to pull a favor from our ole Fleet Commander.....” Tenzing said with a grin, “But, I may just have to break into the computer if your codes don’t work.”
The computer beeped at the Captain angrily as if saying in its own language ‘how dare you,’ and then continued to petulantly refuse. It even went as far as to tattle. =^=Your security clearance is not recognized. Your request has been noted and forward to Star-Fleet science, by order of Admiral Kirk.=^= It would only take 22 years to reach Star-Fleet so they could expect a response in 4 to 5 decades.
Tenzing groaned loudly and turned to the Captain, “Are you going to follow orders from a dead man, Cap?” He asked angrily. Trainor waved his hands in frustration.
“We’ll need to take a look at this thing the old fashioned way…” The Ops Manager explained, “So… I guess we need to break out the microscopes and beakers.”
“Yes but lets see if we can get a better direction on this on where to look. Computer bring up every mention of every mission Admiral James T Kirk was on that involved science.” Looking at Tenzig she let out a sigh. “It should not be that long. Old Kirk was more action than academics but if Echo codes are science studies and if Kirk put the classified stamp on it maybe we can back door this thing and see what he was involved in and try to match that up with what we have here.”
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=^=Admiral Kirk=^= the computer emphasized, =^=Was the commanding officer on one mission that was related to a scientific objective the support to the crew of station Regula One, Project Genesis. He, as an Admiral was connected to missions, V’ger that referenced an Earth probe retrofitted by an unknown race of sufficient power to destroy a planet. A second, unassigned, mission to counter another planet destroying probe seeking Blue Whales again on Earth. =^+
About this point Jen’s comms came through .. .=^= Jen to Captain. The computer records show that this was a research facility that had been working on generating a micro worm hole. We believe it’s hoped for use would be instantaneous communication or movement over an unlimited distance. The radiation signatures and the data seen suggests this was attempted approximately a century ago. =^=
- Jen, XO
“Sounds like they might have destroyed themselves in the process....” Trainor added. They just found out that the ship’s computer was a brown noser, so he didn’t want to mention their more recent struggles. Tenzing turned to the Captain and waited for what she wanted to do next.
=/\=So the Federation was attempting to use it to get home. Is there any data on what went wrong?=/\= She knew her thoughts were exactly where her XO’s probably ventured to. This was a way to get home and hopefully, two times was the charm. She hoped it was that old adage and not Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.
“Well… at least we know what happens if we fail,” Tenzing huffed. Trainor noted his thought of dying in the process of returning home would be right up there with going back to face the darkness. “If we could get samples and start analyzing, we should be able to form a hypothesis, though I doubt the computer would be much help.”
“No, but the orb might,” Kelly pulled it from her pocket. The little device the Lorn had given them had been a lot of help. Until now Kelly had almost forgotten it. “Orb,” she stated holding her palm out flat. “Is there another race with enough tech to help us try to figure this out or familiar with the tech behind it?”
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The Orb glowed purple which was indicative of it doing a logic analysis… the longer the delay the more difficult the processing. =^=The Lorn has no knowledge of any race that controls this type of radiation. The Darkness’ primary weapon is an anti-neutrino beam weapon. What is not widely know is they have a secondary weapon that disrupts known warp fields and drives preventing a vessel for ‘escaping’. This secondary weapon is based on directed proto-matter. Proto-matter is a substance that is illegal in this quadrant.=^=
“The Genesis Device,” Kelly stated. “Jen is there traces of proto matter on the planet,” Kelly asked feeling a knot form in her stomach.
“I feel like that thing would have been useful before the computer snitched on us....” Tenzing said while he stared at the orb. If it hadn’t been for the probable proto-matter, he would have taken note to study the thing more. “I’m also concerned we might run into the Darkness, since we still don’t know much about the ship that was just on sensor range when we entered the system.”
“Tenzig,” Kelly let her voice trail slightly as she thought things out. “Do we have any indication of the Darkness using proto-matter?” There was no fathomable reason to check for something the entire galaxy agreed with a resounding yes about banning. In fact, proto-matter and the Borg were pretty much the only two things everyone in the milky way seemed to be universally on the same page with. They however were not in the small corner or the cosmos they called home.
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