Interrim Sim - Engineering

Posted Sept. 15, 2020, 6:37 a.m. by Lieutenant Rebecca Morrison (Chief Science Officer) (Melissa Aragon)

Posted by Lieutenant Koria Sutret (Chief Engineer) in Interrim Sim - Engineering

Posted by Gamemaster Wookius Furrius (Gamemaster) in Interrim Sim - Engineering

Posted by Lieutenant Rebecca Morrison (Chief Science Officer) in Interrim Sim - Engineering
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Koria looked at the sensor records more closely. There was something there. Scrolling it back, she slowed it down further and watched it play out again.

=^= Thanks Cal. Go get yourself checked out in Sickbay. And check on Isaac, let me know how he’s doing. =^=

“Alright Ensign, what do you have? Because there is definitely a fluctuation here, right before everything started to go haywire at the impulse reactor.”

Lt. Sutret - CE

“Ensign Tass,” Koria said as she snapped her fingers in front of his face. “Are you still here with me Ensign? I need to know what the scans you took show, so I can compare it to what my team at the engine found.”

Lt Sutret - CE

Sutret’s closer look at the situation moment by moment showed that sudden flare in mass in that region. It was an expanding change, as she would see, but was cut short very quickly with the explosion. Something ‘engineering-ey’ was twigging at her thoughts … but what did Tass have to add?
- Wookiee
OOC: I’m curious to know too to work in with this

Having heard in medical the need for science personnel in engineering, Rebecca had made her way there immediately. She needed to get to the Science Bay but if comms weren’t reliable, she needed to know who to grab abs what they were up against before going to get others.

Glancing around, the woman sought out the Chief. “Hi. Rebecca Morrison, the incoming Science Chief. I heard you needed some of us down here. What’s going on? I’ve been in medical since the jolt.” It wasn’t a good excuse for having no idea what was happening. But it eased the truth.

Lt Rebecca Morrison

“Nice to meet you. I’ve been reviewing the scans from the impulse engines right before the explosion, there was a fluctuation on the sensors that looks like a sudden increase in mass in the area.”

Koria reached over and just took the tricorder from Ensign Tass, she didn’t have time to wait on him anymore. Not if there was a larger threat to the ship.

“The Ensign detected some weird sensor readings here in Main Engineering right before I came back. But he has been reluctant to share.”

Flipping open the tricorder she sent the readings to the console, and started to overlay the information over the readings from the impulse reactor. “Care to give your professional opinion?”

Lt Sutret - CE

Rebecca moved up to the console and her brow furrowed. “Sudden flux of mass? That makes no sense. Unless something appeared then disappeared. But in that case, a wormhole, or temporal anomaly would have been read. Are either of those present? And does anyone.. ahh there it is,” she pulled up this section of space on a star chart. “Let’s see if any of you ‘heavenly bodies’ are missing. Shall we? Perhaps the cloaking of a planet or asteroid and the decloaking of it might show up as such an anomaly. Though it seems unlikely as the mass would have been there, merely hidden…” she thought out loud as she ran thru a few scenarios to see what could have caused the sudden mathematical shift in what should be a spatial constant in this area. The only extra mass in this area should have been the ship, itself.


“One would not think it makes a lot of sense, but I’ve seen weirder things out here.” Koria said as she pulled up the scans that the Ensign took of Engineering.

“Let’s see if I can model the fluctuation, maybe it will tell us some idea of what sort of spatial anomaly caused this.”

Lt Sutret - CE

The reluctant ensign spoke up. “The mass change was internal. I can’t say if there was anything outside that did it but I saw it had changed inside.” The computer modeling came up from the ships’ reading up to the point of the explosion. Everything was stable up to the point of a very quick change in mass. It was localized in that area, but that was all it took to upset the deuterium balancing that ignited and started the explosion. Whatever it was was localized to that impulse engine as the others read normal, though to be fair, two of the impulse engines were not actively running but on standby, with a third undergoing diagnostic repairs.
=- Wookiee

“While I like your idea of some sort of external force, it sure isn’t looking like it from what the sensors got just before the explosion. It seems to be localized around that particular impulse engine.

“Let’s get a diagnostic started on the other two impulse engines. We are going to need to get them back online soon.”

Stepping to the side Koria called over one of the engineers and had him get started on the diagnostic. She needed to make sure the ship was in good enough shape to get going again.

Lt Sutret - CE

Rebecca had been buried in the replay of the explosion over and over as the others spoke. “I agree, it wasn’t external. Is there a way to run the specs and running from as far back as maybe 24 hours before the explosion?” She glanced up. “If I’m in the way, I can take this to a holodeck. Perhaps run the sim for the last 24 hours from an internal standpoint and see if something got injected, sucked in, or chain reacted badly inside the engine?” She was thinking out loud and wasn’t even sure how many of those possibilities were possible inside a supposed sealed system.


“As long as the data wasn’t corrupted during the explosion, we should be able to,” Koria said as she moved back over towards the console. Bring up the sensor logs for the impulse reactor, she started laying out the read outs to show the last 24 hours in a graph.

Lt Sutret - CE

Rebecca watched as the graph started filling itself in. She was looking for anything out of the ordinary. A spike or dip, no matter how small, could give them the clue they were looking for.

While waiting, she bit her lip and pondered other possibilities. “Were any other diagnostics, routines or maintenance checks run in the last 24 to 48 hours that weren’t part of a daily or weekly routine this month?” Perhaps someone did something different during one of those turns that changed something.


“Ensign?” Koria asked as she turned towards him. “Do you know anything that was done outside of routine maintenance?”

As she spoke, Koria also brought the maintenance logs to see if any other work had been logged.

Lt Sutret - CE

One engine looked to have potential for operation.
The two damaged ones showed a varying degree of damage. One was directly affected by the explosion and would take spacedock to sort that out. The other had considerable conduit and relay overloads resulting in equipment damage. That could be repaired by the engineering group, however that looked to be a good week of effort.

Running the logs showed no issues on the two otherwise above damaged engines. Engine 2 that was the problem child, however, did show something. The comparison from ‘pre- incident’ - the incident being the universe intersectionality of the previous sim - with the post incident showed minute fluctuations in the primary driver coil. It was not enough to flag anything but a computer log entry buried in a long list of system status messages that was reviewed by a combination of AI and engineering staff. However, given the range of repairs needed it was left to the AI to assess. As it was within working parameters it did not get elevated but had been put into a folder of items to look at in priority. That was very far down on the list.

As the diagnostics on the engines came back, Koria silently cursed. It would take a good week of work to get one of the engines back online, but the other one was a lost cause. They were going to need a spacedock.

Pushing that to the side, she looked over the log entries from prior to the incident. “I’m not seeing anything yet, everything was working within normal parameters right up till the explosion. After that it gets fuzzy because there is a laundry list of problems now. Probably would be easier to list what is still working.”

Lt Sutret - CE

Rebecca, not being an engineer, wasn’t one to scan over things and understand what was what. So seeing the pre and post incident listings for the primary coil drive, she frowned. “Is this anything to look at?” She pointed to the differences in the listing there and how far down the list it had been placed. “I noticed it because of the pre and post readings from the last mission. Was it normal to have this level of fluctuations in that short a time?”

She was making notes on the side to use in the sim for the holodeck. “Perhaps in a cascade, butterfly affect?”


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