Main Sim: Studying the Eddy

Posted July 21, 2021, 1:02 p.m. by Lieutenant Lunan Farrah (Chief Science Officer) (Kieron Hoult)

Posted by Gamemaster Wookius Furrius (Gamemaster) in Main Sim: Studying the Eddy

Posted by Lieutenant Lunan Farrah (Chief Science Officer) in Main Sim: Studying the Eddy

Posted by Mar. Captain Idzi Vix (Second in Command, Air Group) in Main Sim: Studying the Eddy
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Lieutenant Lunan Farrah felt himself hopping expectantly on the balls of his feet expectantly; the Bajoran man was eager to get started on this mission, so wanted to get underway as quickly as possible.

As the turbolift doors parted, Lunan found the shuttlebay to be busier than expected. Several officers from different disciplines were milling around from corner to corner of the room, making sure that the shuttle was ready for the job. Collaring one of the Ensigns to his left, he asked, ‘I’m looking for Major Lordell?’

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

“What, the Major?” came the reply. He scratched at the back of his head as he looked down the line of the bay. “He’s out taking a convoy to the transfer station. It’ll be a while before he’s back. I can try to scare up the deck officer. What did you need, ah.” He glanced at his pips. “Lieutenant.”
- Deck guy
OOC: Timeline doesn’t allow for the Major to be present on this as he’s out for a while there. However, we can do one of two things .. James can do a NE on this, or, if he wants, I can do one, or, conversely, we can do both. James?

OOC: Well James resigned from the ship… Would timeline line up that he could catch a ride down with the engineering teams?
OOC: That’ll learn me to not look at things outside of the main threads .. sorry.

OOC: I was aiming to see if Lunan could fly out to interface with the buoy, Kat wrote something about Lordell giving him an escort. Happy to do it alone if needs be :)
OOC: Yep, gotcha. I did follow it that far. Alone is no fun .. let’s see ..

After his meeting with the Counsellor, Lunan had learned that he needed to be a little more relaxed with members of the crew. The young Bajoran extended a hand, “Forgive me, Lieutenant Lunan Farrah, Chief Science Officer. Captain Andreassen has asked me to fly a shuttle out to the information buoy that the Chimera discovered recently, she told me she would offer the Major as a protection escort, but if he’s not available I am happy to go solo.”

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

“In this space? Ma’am, if a Pendragon class ship went and disappeared, I think a small escort is the least we can do for you out here.” He turned, revealing a wicked cowlick at the back of his head, asking absently. “Are you a registered pilot? Ah, no offense ma’am. Just thought it would be a little challenge to do things with a buoy while trying to pilot.”

“Are you taking the buoy back? Small shuttle good for you?” he asked.
- Wookiee

Lunan couldn’t help but give a confused look at the fact that the Ensign called him ‘ma’am’ twice, but had the strangest feeling that they were nervous so thought nothing of it, “I only wish to download the data from the buoy to bring back to the Chimera for analysis. A runabout’s processing power would be beneficial, but if a small shuttle is all you can spare, I will work with what I have.”

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

He consulted his device and shook his head. “Two of our three runabouts are down with the chief engineer transporting some kind of equipment to the surface. The third is flagged for local travel only pending a manifold overhaul. I’d recommend a shuttle in this case. They would be easier to maneuver with. If you are looking for processing ability two of the shuttles have a science config to them. More brains and less braun. I can get the Euripides up in no time.”
- Wookiee

“That would be appreciated Ensign,” Lunan nodded briskly before tapping his combadge, “=/\= Lunan to Bridge, Captain, the Major is detained on the surface but with your permission, I would like to head across to the buoy in the Euripides?”

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

”=/\= Acknowledged Captain. =/\=,” Lunan closed the channel with the Bridge and opened another with Security, “=/\= Lunan to Security, I’d appreciate if you could spare an officer to accompany me on a mission?

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

While this happened, the deck hand moved to a comms panel on the bulkhead wall, engaging in a short but animated conversation. By the time he returned he was able to say, “Euripides will be up in two minutes. Escort wing is being prepped to launch when you’re ready, lieutenant.”
- Wookiee

“Much obliged Ensign, is there anything I need to know about the Euripides before I head out?”

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

“She turns on a credit and the inertial dampers are a bit slow so when you turn the corners or accelerate you feel it. Think of yourself being on an amusement park ride or ground vehicle making turns. Just makes feel like you’re really moving.” The shuttle rose up a minute later, turning to face the bay doors. “And there you are. Any more questions?”
- Wookiee

“Though I’ve never been to a… what was it you called it? An amusement park? I’ll take your word for it.” Farrah nodded briskly and stepped into the craft.

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

“What do they teach young people nowadays?” he said, scratching his head and turning to go. “Safe flight, lieutenant,” he added.

As soon as Lunan got into the craft and fired up the Euripides the flight officer came on. =^= Euripides you are cleared to launch when ready. Your escort wing, Drawings and McGraw, the Quick Draw McGraw wing are in space awaiting you.
- Wookiee

”=/\= Understood,” Farrah replied, “=/\= Lunan to Bridge, I’m heading out now, I’ll report in as soon as I make contact with the probe. =/\=”

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

=^=Acknowledged Lieutenant, good luck,=^= Freja responded.

~Freja Andreassen~

Why do I feel like I’m going to need it? Lunan thought to himself. Setting the course he needed, Lunan held on to the console as the Shuttlecraft Euripides eased carefully out of the shuttlebay and into open space. Within seconds, he saw the wing of fighters that were accompanying him out to the buoy, “=/\= Fighter Wing, this is the Shuttle Euripides, checking comms. =/\=”

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

=^= Loud and clear Euripides =^= replied Drawings as both fighters came up alongside. =^= And ready when you are =^=

The trip through the corridor took several hours and in another direction from the way that the convoy had gone. While there were wisps of ‘drift’ along the corridor and one place where it had collapsed to a third of its regular width (though still more than sufficient for a Starship to travel through) requiring a slow to impulse and readjustment of course for Lunan. This was not a surprise event; there were buoys on either side warning of the issue.

However, the trio of ships were able to pass through without encounter or issue to reach the space where the ship graveyard was. It was in a section of the corridor that was widened by chance or purpose. Initial scans showed a vast number of relics drifting in this region that, oddly, appeared to be almost like they were caught in a kind of spatial eddy.

Arching an eyebrow at the sight of all the floating debris, Lunan thought it would be appropriate to take the stime to study the spatial phenomena, “Computer, can you identify the source of the gravimetric disturbances?”

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

OOC: Sorry .. I blame this on it being Friday .. are you referring to the earlier information of the disturbance, or of the spatial eddy here. .. Gene

OOC: The eddy, I figured he would just call it a gravimetric disturbance, I can edit if needs be?


There was a pause as the computer strove to suss out what information it had from sensors and related information from logs. A 3-D map came up showing the roughly circular flat area with a dome like upper and lower appearing not unlike a small image of the galaxy. A color coded area on the diagram showed some ‘lines’ around the edges. =^= Subspace micro fractures are present in the region. Recommend navigating away from them. The fractures possess a guided gravitational effect that have caused the formation of the eddy. =^=
- Wookiee

“Can you identify what caused the fractures to appear?” Lunan replied, tapping a control to push the sensors’ range a little further.

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-



=^= Computations suggest that there is a 78% chance that the fractures were artificially created and only a 12% chance that they are naturally occurring. =^=
- Wookiee

As they scanned the area and worked on their findings. the sensors would ping three fighter approaching. =^= Marine Captian Vix to star fleet shuttle. Sorry for the delay navigating this space is a slow process. we are approaching you form the rear. We’ve been sent to offer escort and assistance if you need it.=^= Came Idzi’s voice.

Mar. Capt Vix (2IC CAG)

OOC: sorry for the delay i figured this was a good a place as any to join in with the idea we had of both of them together. Hope no one minds.

”=^= Acknowledged Marine Captain, Lieutenant Lunan Farrah, Chief Science Officer. I would appreciate if you covered my six while I work. =^=”

OOC: Welcome back good sir!

=^= Acknowledged=^= Came Idzi reply as she patched her coms into the shuttles. Now she could keep updated on the situation and talk to her fighters or the shuttle of need be.

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

“Interesting,” Lunan said before opening a channel to the bridge, “=^= Lunan to Chimera, Captain, I would strongly urge caution as the mission moves forward, I have found evidence to suggest that someone made the gravitational distortions surrounding the eddy. =^=”

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

Idzi was surprised by the findings but then again, this whole area had been a war zone =^= Lieutenant could this be some form of weapon?” =^= Idzi asked. It seemed logical to her and her past experiences knew it was possible. But the biggest question was was it a one a done weapon or where more made and could they still be around. If that was the case, someone had a serious ace in the hole.

Mar.Capt Vix (2IC CAG)

”=^= I wouldn’t rule it out as a possibility Captain,” Lunan replied, “=^= I’d reccomend raising your shields. =^=”

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

Data relating to the ships noted relative ages of the hulks being from within the decade to some suggestive dates being upwards to 9,000 years back. Current energy readings were, apart from the spatial distortions, very nominal. Sporadic small energy readings from a half dozen ships came up, as well as the probe that was present, and a smaller detection from the stealth drone that had been deployed. That one was detectable because it was known by Lunan.
- Wookiee

“Why do I get the feeling we’re being watched?” Lunan said aloud to nobody in particular, before seeing if he could activate a tractor beam to catch the Stealth drone.

-Lieutenant Lunan Farrah: Chief Science Officer-

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