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Main Sim - Water Water Ever- Wait, Where Is The Water?

Posted Jan. 25, 2022, 2:51 p.m. by Lieutenant Dr. Solomon Kane (Chief Science Officer/Research & Development) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Gamemaster Wombat (Gamemaster) in Main Sim - Water Water Ever- Wait, Where Is The Water?

Posted by Lieutenant Zoi Haven (Chief of Security) in Main Sim - Water Water Ever- Wait, Where Is The Water?

Posted by Ensign Octavia Raain (Pathology and Virology) in Main Sim - Water Water Ever- Wait, Where Is The Water?
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Surprisingly, one more tapped his chest and requested transfer back to the Owie for reassignment leaving Octavia and Kane with one last member of the security detail. The remaining NE shrugged and mentioned said offhandedly, “They probably need to talk to psyche. Nothing is black or white, ya know. Shades of grey.”

“Not while we are working there isn’t. Do the job or don’t. After you can deal with feelings about it.” Kane said flatly, but without the previous hostility.

The young Trill remained silent, she didn’t class herself as a bigot and she certainly didn’t want to leave these people when she could help. If she’d been braver she would have probably said something like I think what he means is were all here to help, but instead she looked around their group seeing if anyone else was brazen enough to challenge the disgruntled chief science officer.

  • Octavia Raain

Kane eyed the detail and then took a deep breath and exhaled slowly. “We are gonna check their water source for impurities and contamination. We are gonna see if anyone needs medical help. We are gonna see if anyone needs anything we can help ‘em with; and we are gonna do it regardless of race, creed, color, or anything else you wanna throw out. If anyone has a problem with that order, go back to the ship right now. If not, then move your butts and let’s get to work.” and he wheeled around and began making his way towards the water source, looking at the dirty and disheveled faces of the Romulans and nodding intermittently to them. His eyes were looking for signs of well traveled paths, empty or partially full water jugs. “Any of you speak Romulan?” he asked after a few minutes.

Kane, CSO

The young trill was glad that the immediate hostility was already dyeing down, she hated violence and shouting for that matter, as if a mental kick Octavia remembered that Govan enjoyed Romulan musicals and literature and while basic could speak some Romulan. Though she did wonder why the UT in their comm badges weren’t working. “I, or my my previous host was able to Sir. I should be able to communicate on some level.” ‘Tai explained.

  • Octavia Raain

Kane nodded. “Good. Even some of us just trying to speak in their language will help put some at ease. Be careful, and be calm… no matter what.” He stopped by a tent that had the front flap open ad had a small fire in front of it. Two figures sat outside the tent, watching the group as they approached. “Ask them where they get their water, and if they could show us. Better to have an escort than just trapesing around all over.”

Kane, CSO

“Ofcourse sir” Octavia responded trying to pull on her memories and hoped she wouldn’t make a total fool of herself. In a non-accented Romulan Octavia greeted the two figures, “Hello. I am Octavia Raain and this, ” She gestured to Kane. “Is my master Solomon Kane. We are here to help. Can you help us and walk us to your source of drink.” She pointed to a cup filled with water and hoped that what she was saying made some sense.

  • Octavia Raain, Pathology and Virology

The pair looked at each other and one let out a small laugh. “You can work on your pronunciation,” the older, laughing one said as he rose and grabbed a tattered cloak and a walking stick. “Come come. Its not far but you can get lost if you don’t know the way. We tried to fix it but you know, it works some days, doesn’t work the next.”

GM Wombat

Octavia blushed but thrilled that she had done a good enough job they understood and appreciated the gesture. “Thankyou kindly” she added trying to ad an extra esque accent before following behind him, only once looking over her shoulder to the other two Officer, she wished more had stayed but still she felt safe with their new friends and followed on.

  • Octavia Raain

“We’ll see if we can’t get that repaired for you.” Kane said as he kept an eye on where they were going. “And let your people know, we have a hospital set up and are ready to help anyone who needs it.” He looked at Raain and then said “Well done, Crewman.”

Kane, CSO

Octavia felt a rush of pride ebb through her at their chief science officer word, she always responded well to praise and the smile on her face would visually tell him that she was thankful for his words. She hunkered down and continued to follow the Romulans silently going over different phrases in her head not dealing paying much attention to where they were heading or the direction.

The old Romulan nodded and led them through a twisting sea of tents, ramshackle houses, and temporary housing units constructed by the provisional government. Like most refugee camps it was set up in a hurry and not a lot of planning was done but he moved with speed, and it wasn’t all that difficult to keep track of where they were on the map, the Ogawa would have no problem transporting them to and from the ship.

After a few more minutes they came upon a building, fenced in but with no guards. On the gate, in Romulan, was hanging a sign that read: “Water Filtration Station 1.” just below that hung another sign, “Closed due to contamination.”

“Here we are,” the old man said before asking, “You really going to fix it?”

GM Wombat

“Contamination, Closed due to” Octavia explained and then chuckled, “Sorry, Closed due to contamination. Their sentence structures are a little different.” She looked to the other sign frowned and said, “Water Separation Station 1, or maybe filtration.” She nodded, “Definitely filtration.” She told the group, as she looked to Kane and then back to what lay beyond the gate.

“We’re certainly gonna try.” Kane said and pulled out his tricorder and began scanning. Soil around the station first, then he looked at the older Romulan and said “I’ll need to take a look at your set-up here. See if we can find what’s contaminating the water and where its coming from.” and he nodded at the Security JO to tak ethe lead going inside.

Kane, CSO

Octavia readied herself and her pack, she hoped that whatever it was they would have the skill and expertise to fix it for these people. She never enjoyed seeing suffering and so far since she had been on this planet all she had witnessed was just that as the Security officer that Kane indicated to take the lead she waited for Kane to Follow before she too started walking.

  • Octavia Raain

The security NE looked to the old man then grabbed his phasor and stepped up to the gate. It didn’t take much to get past it and into the facility proper. Once inside he disappeared for a little while and then stuck his head out and waved them in. “All clear, chief!” he barked over to Kane before mentioning, “Might want to take a breath though. Pretty rancid in here, if I am being honest.”

Nodding once in acknowledgement to the security officer to say ‘thanks for the warning’ she took in one deep breath of fresh air before following the lead. She didn’t know what to expect, she half hoped that the security officer was exaggerating things and that her acute trill senses would be none the wiser to any foul smells, little did she know that he’d been quite drastically underselling it.

Inside the place was musty and the water pools stagnate. Anyone who drank anything from it was bound to get sick. It was dark and without power for sure.

GM Wombat

The smell was enough to make ‘Tai’s eye go puffy and red, she’d smelt similar before on Trill when she’d stumbled across a sulphur mine but that was child play compared to the smell that was currently assaulting her senses. Not used to something so ghastly she attempted to cover her nose and mouth and take shallow breaths. That was her first mistake as she keeled over and began to vomit. So, she didn’t have a strong stomach, she knew that, but to do it in front of an officer was embarrassing. She slowly composed herself wiping at the side of her mouth with the hem of her sleeve. “Sorry sir,” She said a little defeated. “I can take samples.” She patted the instrument carry case at her side holding back any further nauseous feelings.

  • Octavia Raain

Kane looked at her and said “Give me the case. I’ll take the samples. Why don’t you step outside and contact the Ogawa. We will need an Engineering detail, water circulators, a generator, and water purifiers at this location asap. Tell them is a priority request from the CSO.” His words weren’t warm, but there was no judgement in them either. If he was disappointed in her performance, it certainly didn’t show. He then began scanning the pools of stagnant water and the surrounding containment basins.

Kane, CSO

Nodding she looped the instrument bag strap over her head and handed it to Kane, she was grateful for the reprieve and how he didn’t seem to openly judge her. She suspected he may have been disappointed, she was disappointed by herself but as far as first away missions went this was probably the smelliest. “I’ll get on it right away sir” She said giving him one more understanding look and heading back the way they had come. Once she was a good enough distance away, seemingly a little away from the group and out of sight she cleared her throat and made sure there was no more lingering liquid in her mouth. =^= “Octavia to Ogawa The chief science officer has requested some engineering assistance, water circulators, a generator and water purifiers on this location with the utmost priority.”=^= She tried to sound firm in her voice, but not rude, she wanted to make sure the urgency of the message was put across.

  • Octavia Raain

Kane collected samples and looked around the shack. “Naw… this isn’t right.” and he looked around again. Where were the water purifiers? At least the chlorine tabs? And cleaning supplies? Why wasn’t the place lit to prevent mold and mildew? Whoever set this up was either wholly under equipped… or had zero idea what they were doing. Maybe both.

Kane, CSO

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=/\=NE MacMillion to Octavia. I have a couple of engineering ensigns that can help. What do you need for them to bring with them,=/\= a shrill voice came back over the comms. =/\= We can send down a generator and a couple of Ensigns. Do you need complete purifiers or do you think you can repair what you have?=/\=

GM Wombat

The young Trill considered and recalled what Kane had requested, =^=We’ll need completely new ones, the ones here are completely shot and repairing them would take too long, the water is badly contaminated and Lieutenant Kane is concerned at the toxicity levels.=^= Ok so he hadn’t actually said that but a little white lie to get the equipment quicker was all in the name of good, besides she herself was worried about the toxicity levels. No wonder why people were ill.

  • Octavia Raain

There was silence then a reply =/\= We’ll see if anyone from engineering can supervise the installation. Otherwise stand by. I’ll have some of the water treatment chemicals transported now so you can at least get started.=/\=

A few minutes later a pallet of portable water treatment devices and chemicals started to appear with a couple of engineering NEs to assist Kane and Raain.

GM Wombat

Kane stepped out as the pallet appeared and the look on his face was not a happy one… although that also seemed to be his face’s default setting, so who knew how he really felt? “That’ll do for now, but we will need full-on sanitation and permanent power to get this right. That, and a crap ton of bleach. Get cleaning supplies sent down asap, will ya please?” he asked as he looked at the two Engineers through the cascade of hair across his face. Once thats done, get the purifiers set up and run a dedicated circuit from the generator to the structure. Also get some submersible UV lights and some ambient light for the inside. And then get ready to get dirty. We got a lot of cleaning to do before we can start this place up.” He then looked at Raain and said “Pathology and virology, right? Let’s take a look at this mold and mildew and see if we are dealing with anything we need to worry about more than normal.” and he turned and walked inside.

Kane, CSO

Octavia beamed a smile, ‘brilliant!’ She thought finally getting to put her training to use. She like most scientists though seemingly unlike Kane loved her work and she didn’t care to get dirty all in the name of discovery or in this case figuring out what they were dealing with!. “Yes sir!” She finally said following him as they walked inside. She slid her testing bag off of her shoulder and waited to be told where to start.

  • Octavia Raain

The two NEs nodded and turned towards the pallet, unloading bags of bleach and the other chemicals one would use to “shock” a pool. One of them, a black-haired woman, pulled out a PaDD and scanned the bag before reading the instructions. “It has been so long since I had to do this manually,” she muttered reading the star-fleet manual on how to clean water treatment facilities. “Oh ok. First we need to remove the debris, then we test for pH balance, then we adjust accordingly.”

She looked up to the balding middle aged engineer, “I think we better get power restored first so we can kick on the filters. Do you want to make sure the filters are in check while I look to see where the generator is?” She glanced over towards the med student and the scientist shouting, “Get a water sample with parts per million of… stuff!”

GM Wombat

Kane tossed a small black bag at her feet. “Done. Now lets get this cleaned up. If we get this place operational and safe in four hours, I’ll buy everyone a bottle of real tequila.” and he looked at the nastiness that was the interior of the pump house.

“Because we will definitely need a drink after this.”

Kane, CSO

Octavia sucked in a breath, regretted it immediately and coughed. “No time like the present,” She said as she took some of the cleaning equipment the engineers had brought and began helping to clean while her equipment processed the Toxicology report. She gagged as she did and her eyes watered at the stench and slime which had been created.

  • Octavia Raain

The two NE’s (NE Vasquez and NE Ruta) that came with Kane walked the perimeter around the area for anything or anyone that did not belong. They kept their eye on their charges as they went as well, not wanting them to be caught off guard by anything either. One of the NE’s looked a little sharply at Octavia as she gagged but upon understanding what the situation was, went back to their search. Perhaps Vazquez was a little wired tight. Realizing this, he rolled his shoulders and took a breath to relax. Inner peace was the best foundation for security minded individuals according to the chief. If he was at peace, his vigilance will extend further than if he were filled with turmoil.

Security NE’s

OOC: Fixing the split

The clean up was hard work. Even with all of the advanced equipment, it took many hours to scrub the tanks from top to bottom, sterilize all of the surfaces, and restore power.

Once everything had been cleaned the engineers and scientists got to play with chemicals, which is a scary notion. Dumping bags and bottles of various things into the water and waiting, mixing and waiting, testing and retesting until it was finally clear and the particulates, filters running and everything looked good to go. This was now a first class water treatment plant.

GM Wombat

Kane stood up; his hair wet from sweat, labor, and the unavoidable contact with the water they had worked so hard to clean up. “Nice. That should supply them for a few months at least… more if they do the proper preventative maintenance, right?” he asked sharply to the two engineers. By now, they knew that Kane wasn’t a complete jerk… but he also wasn’t a kind and gentle person, either. He expected results, and may the gods help anyone who didn’t supply them. But the team at the water plant had excelled, and Kane’s question was meant for confirmation, not accusation.

Kane, CSO


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