Posted by Gamemaster Wookius Furrius (Gamemaster) in Main Sim - Cargo Bay
Posted by Cadet Nicholas Foster (Helm) in Main Sim - Cargo Bay
Posted by Lieutenant Koria Sutret (Chief Engineer) in Main Sim - Cargo Bay
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“Cadet, you up for a field trip?”
Lt Sutret - CE
“This should be interesting,” Nick replied, looking over the Chief’s shoulders at the material behind her. “Anything that’ll keep me busy for the next 2-3 hours is alright with me, Lieutenant.” The Cadet replied enthusiastically.
“Well grab a tricorder. Ensign Tailor, grab your kit, and let’s head down to the cargo bay and see what we’ve got.”
Putting her words to action, Koria ran back over to her office and grabbed her own kit, before returning back to the main floor. “Everyone ready? Because we have some containers to investigate.”Lt Sutret - CE
Koria made her way into the cargo bay, and let out a low whistle at the pallets laid out there. It was definitely impressive, and she was looking forward to getting a closer look at the containers.
Flipping out her tricorder she approached the first container.
Lt Sutret - CE
“Have any clue of what’s in here?” Cadet Foster asked once he began his first scans. Nick thought it was odd that there wasn’t a manifest attached to the shipment, but maybe that’s because it was classified.
OOC: posted in the ‘other’ thread .. ugh .. here you are. Gene
The numbered pallets came out to be 8 in total. Each were banked up against the bulkhead wall and were some three meters square. A console was on one side indented along the dull grey-black wall of the cube. Next to it another indented ‘ladder’ was inset to allow one to climb to the top. It would have been a solid ‘cube’ of the same grey-black material if not for the console, ladder, and a ‘capstone’ as it were of lighter material that was some 10 centimeters tall. Lights blinked sedately near the console and two lighted vertical ‘bars’ were to the right of it. One glowed fully green from top to bottom. The other was showing a blue/purple glow that was up about 80% of the way to the top of it.
“I’m assuming green means good.” Cadet Foster stated as he glanced between the green-lighted bar and blue/purple bar. “I’m just waiting for my scans to be complete before I make that assumption, though,” Nicholas stated.
All but the top of the ‘container’ scanned out to be a significant fusion generator. It was operational and there were no ‘leaks’ or otherwise identified issues. The top cap of the device was a storage unit that was not unlike the memory buffer of a transporter unit. The console and indicator bars were the only ‘external’ controls.
“I’d have to agree that green probably means good. And I’m guessing the other bar represents the power reserves. Though I do wish there was some more information so we knew how long the power would last in these containers…” Koria trailed of as she looked over the tricorder results. Most of the container was the fusion generator, with a small top portion that looked like a pattern buffer.
“Interesting. Based upon what I’m seeing here, these containers are essentially an oversized memory unit. We should be able to get whatever is in here out if we absolutely had to. Have our transporter lock onto the buffer unit, and beam it out. But we really should find out what is in there before we do that.
“Are you able to get any readings on what might be in there.”
Tuning her tricorder, Koria scanned the buffer trying to get an idea of what might be stored in it.
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Nicholas shook his head. “I don’t think we’ll be able to use the tricorder to collect that data.” The Cadet said. “That is, unless you want to hook it up to the ship’s computer.” Foster still being a Cadet, lacked experience or knowledge to be able to collect such data.
The tricorder showed that there was a great deal of data stored in that buffer. By the look of it in general Sutret and Foster could tell none was organic but more simple compounds aka non organic. Technically speaking, there was the computer display on the side of the beast that may answer some of the questions. The unit itself packed a punch on power, though, equaling the fusion impulse engine on a standard shuttle.
“Well Cadet, thank goodness we have the technology!” Koria exclaimed with a chuckle.
Studying her tricorder once more, it looked like whatever in it was inorganic, but she couldn’t tell anymore.
“What do you say we toss caution to the wind, and see if the simple approach might work.” Reaching up, Koria tapped on the side console to see if she could get it to respond.
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=^= Harris to Chief, status update.=^=
=^= The ship is ready to go Commander. We are just checking out some of the latest cargo. =^= Koria said as she waited for the screen to respond.
The screen flared to life at the touch of the console. Evidently linked to some form of database and scanner that for a moment flared across Sutret’s face, a scrolling set of data passing to quickly to read, followed by Sutret’s name blinking for a couple seconds before disappearing. What remained was a LCARS display showing a list of replicator patterns to choose from - such things nestled within broader folder groupings.
“A giant replicator?” Cadet Foster asked the CE, after turning in her direction. It was a treat for Nicholas to even participate in this since he’d normally prioritize in starship systems, navigation, and engines. Something told him that he’d be ahead of the game once the ship’s assignment had been completed.
OOC: Sorry guys. I really thought I had responded to this one.
“It sure looks like it. Facial recognition that seems to be tied back to the Starfleet database. I mean these were coming to the Chimera, but to load in the crews biometrics for a delivery mission? It is an interesting choice. Let’s see what these patterns are for though. Maybe it will give us some ideas oh what these are for.”
Reaching up she started reading down the list of folders. Picking one at random, she tapped into it to see the patterns that were in there.
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“Would it be possible to store a person’s pattern in there, Lieutenant?” Cadet Foster asked, realizing the possibilities that the container could hold. While it was a replicator, the fact that it help the crews biometrics made him wonder its intentions.
By the look of the details it was not meant for biological patterns. Sutret, after a bit more of a scan, would determine it acted more like a bulk transporter. It was programmed with thousands of optional patterns from LCARS consoles to stem bolts to support beams. It appeared that it was only the amount of energy that was the limiting factor. In short, with these the ship didn’t have to ‘store’ items throughout but so long as these were working they’d manage to get what parts they needed to repair and supply the ship.
“A nice replacement for a machine shop, Lieutenant?” Cadet Foster asked, seeing that this transporter held the patterns to almost everything a starship would need to replace after awhile.
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