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[OSFTSB] - Main Engineering

Posted Feb. 26, 2024, 5:01 p.m. by One Step forward, Two Steps Back (PRISM) (J Ridgley)

Posted by Lieutenant Dayner Ruuk (Chief Engineer/Containment Architect) in [OSFTSB] - Main Engineering

Posted by Lieutenant Kitiuas “Kit” Thenis (Science Officer) in [OSFTSB] - Main Engineering

Posted by One Step forward, Two Steps Back (PRISM) in [OSFTSB] - Main Engineering
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A figure clad in a red, gold and black exoskeleton materialises in the corridor outside main engineering their presence ominous and foreboding.

Without hesitation, the figure unleashed a burst of energy from their weapon, striking down two unsuspecting officers who had been in the wrong place at the wrong time. The corridor echoed with the sound of their stunned cries, a grim reminder of the danger lurking just beyond the ship’s bulkheads.

The figure’s assault does not end there. With a swift and calculated motion, they kneel down and armed what appeared to be a grenade, its ominous glow casting eerie shadows against the metallic walls. With a precise throw, the grenade soared through the air and into main engineering, where it detonates with a deafening roar. It’s intent to stun not maim.

Chaos erupted within the heart of the ship as alarms blared and emergency protocols were initiated.

Meanwhile, the figure stood unmoved in the corridor waiting for the weapon to finish its job, their identity shrouded in mystery behind the imposing red exoskeleton. It was clear that they were no ordinary intruder, but rather a formidable adversary with unknown intentions and capabilities. The figure seemingly content with the correct progress enter main engineering.

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PRISM
USS Leviathan

Ruuk was stood in Engineering when the sudden chaos broke out. Panic filled his entire body and he froze for a moment as he watched the Grenade bounce into Main Engineering and detonate. Then his attention was drawn to the two injured officers. The relative calm of an Engineering Department quietly at work was shattered and Ruuk’s world suddenly seemed to be crumbling and falling away from him.
A terrifying thought snapped him out of his panicked stupor ‘The Warp Core!’ He thought to himself as his mind quickly imagined what might have happened if that Explosive had landed closer to it.
His ears still ringing, Ruuk set off running, grabbing a Phaser on the way, to a near by console. As he ran he thumped the comm badge on his chest =/\=”Security! Intruder Alert in Engineering!”=/\= He yelled over the sounds of the Alarms, Alerts and the general chaos that was unfolding around him.
Once he reached the console, he started tapping away. “Take some Cover where you can!” He shouted to his Engineering Staff. “We need to start securing critical systems!”
For a brief moment Ruuk felt sorry for himself as all of his worst nightmares seemed to be happening to him all at once. He hadn’t been Chief Engineer for very long and now everything was going so very wrong. He set about carrying out his own instruction, but hesitated for a moment. He felt like he didn’t know what to do. This was an unprecedented situation for him.
He was working quickly, every so often he glanced at the doorway before carrying on tapping away the console.

Lieutenant Dayner Ruuk
Chief Engineer/Containment Architect

Despite the valiant efforts of the under-armed engineering officers, the imposing figure pressed onward into engineering, exhibiting a determination that suggested a clear objective in mind. The scene was chaotic, with several engineers sprawled on the floor, their fates uncertain.

In a bold but ill-fated attempt to halt the figure’s advance, one stout-hearted engineer brandished fine adjusting tool, aiming it at the figure’s imposing exoskeleton. However, the anticipated effect fell short, as the figure merely flinched, demonstrating an unsettling resilience. Even more alarming was the subsequent reaction: a surge of energy rippled through the exoskeleton, sending the petty officer careening across the floor, his hair standing on end from the encounter with the mysterious force.

As the injured petty officer received aid from a fellow crew member, the figure paused momentarily, glancing over their shoulder as if to observe the petty officers well being before moving on directly towards the engineer known as Ruuk.

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USS Leviathan

Ruuk’s body ran cold with fear. He felt at a total loss of how to respond. In a panic hurry he held his Phaser in both hands and aimed it the creatures head. However, he had no intention of firing the weapon, based on how it had already responded to attempts made at it, he had more than a sneaking suspicion that it would do little to impede the creature.
“Stop this attack, and tell me what you want from us!” He barked at the creature.
As the creature moved towards him, Ruuk wasn’t expecting a response from it, as the upcoming confrontation played out in Ruuk’s mind, he anticipated being batted to one side, or simply being smitten down on the spot.
The best that Ruuk could hope for at this moment, was delaying or distracting the Creature long enough to enable his Engineers to try and get to safety.

Lieutenant Dayner Ruuk
Chief Engineer/Containment Architect

The intruder loomed over Ruuk, casting a shadow that seemed to swallow the light around them. If Ruuk glanced up, he would now discern the humanoid features beneath the figure’s ominous exterior. The armour, a deep crimson verging on black, encased the intruder like a sinister shroud. Its helmet, with an opaque black visor, concealed any trace of humanity within.

In a voice that resonated with an eerie, robotic cadence, the intruder spoke. “Do not interfere, Lieutenant,” it intoned, its words dripping with malice rather than concern. The threat hung heavy in the air, casting a chilling pall over the tense encounter.

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PRISM
USS Leviathan

Kit had been on her way down to engineering to ask if it would be possible to create a small but reliable containment cell. She had just recently acquired two Ceti eels, the only known Ceti Alpha V indigenous life forms, and she worried the current system was not adequate to contain the creatures. Starfleet wanted her to study these two specimens to see if it would reveal any secrets to repopulating and claiming the planet as a terraforming project.
She had just stepped out of the turbolift when the ship was plunged into total darkness. Lieutenant Thenis immediately knelt down in the darkness. It only lasted for half minute at most when the lighting resumed, followed almost immediately by the red alert klaxon. In the red glow of the red alert lighting, she saw a figure in what appeared to be red, gold, and black, was that an exoskeleton. Then the figure began firing an energy weapon. Kit gracefully and quietly moved forward. she kept out of the individuals’ line of sight and followed. She watched the exchange in the main engineering. She watched as Chief Engineer Ruuk held a phaser up in both hands and the intruder speak. Crap, what to do she thought.

Lieutenant Kitiuas Thenis, Science
USS Leviathan

With an unsettling absence of emotion, the attacker swiftly detached a device from its left arm and inserted it into a user access port within the main engineering console. The console flickered to life, displaying a chaotic flurry of numbers and figures as the device initiated its assault on the ship’s internal systems. Moments passed in tense anticipation until the figures on the screen abruptly halted, prompting the humanoid figure to input the access code to initiate the warp core ejection.

”=^=WARP CORE EJECT SEQUENCE INITIATED=^=” blared the ship’s computer, signalling the imminent jettison of the core into space. “=^=WARP CORE EJECTION IN 60 SECONDS=^=” it urgently added, heightening the tension onboard. Stepping back, the figure surveyed the engineering consoles as arcs of pure energy surged through them, causing explosions and rendering the consoles lifeless. It was evident that the entity was determined to prevent any interference with its plans.

Casting a glance towards Ruuk, the figure emitted an almost human sigh before delivering a remorseful message. “I am sorry,” it murmured, then swiftly deployed a concealed weapon attached to its right wrist, firing two small devices that immobilized Ruuk’s hands. “You would be the only one to stop this, and I cannot allow that,” it explained calmly, yet with unmistakable resolve. With a deliberate tap above its heart, the figure activated a transporter and vanished from sight, leaving behind a scene of impending crisis.

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PRISM
USS Leviathan

Kit rushed forward into the main engineering and snapped at those engineers who were not injured or unconscious, “Get to work and get the systems up. Notify CiC we need a workbee sent out to retrieve the damn warp core.” She then knelt next to Lieutenant Ruuk and checked to see if he was still alive. Kit cursed in Orion as she took in the chaos of engineers coming out of their stupor and acting to take care of the ship.

Lieutenant Kitiuas Thenis, Science
USS Leviathan

Ruuk looked down at his hands. He couldn’t feel them, nor move them. He let out a panicked cry and looked to Lieutenant Thenis. He didn’t know what to do, without his hands he was almost useless. The best he could was bark commands at the Computer. He felt a terrible sense of woe, what good was he going to be now!? He looked Thenis in the eyes “Please help.” He said pathetically as he tried to pick himself up off of the ground.
“Computer!” He screamed above the fizzing and popping of exploding consoles and machinery. “Computer, manual override of Warp Core Ejection. Authorization Ruuk Omega Theta 2 2 yellow!” He didn’t expect it to work, but it was the only thing he could think to do.

Lieutenant Dayner Ruuk
Chief Engineer/Containment Architect

There was no response from the Computer as if it simply didn’t not hear him or his code was in effective, his command was finally met when the sound of the warp core was ejected at first the hissing as the gravlocks disengaged and then metallic scratching as it was jettisoned.

A few minutes later the Devices on his hands would drop of, his hands would feel numb and the sensation of pins and needles would linger for a little while but less for the memory of the ordeal there would be no long lasting damage.

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PRISM
USS Leviathan


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