Posted by Commander Balfor Kolar (Executive Officer) in Bridge
Posted by Commander Balfor Kolar (Executive Officer) in Bridge
Posted by Lieutenant Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Counselor) in Bridge
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The briefing at DS 4 was, well, brief, but it was also unsatisfying. As far as Kolar was concerned Star-Fleet told the Olinski they suspected where they were going was an unreported minefield… so fly in it for a while and report if you encounter any mines.
“Helm, prepare to depart DS-4, Navigation. We are doing a patrol near Xindi space, give me a quick course in, then a patrol covering the sector, not stay on a single course for more than 3 hours.” He didn’t want anyone to be able to plan an ambush.
OOC: Ok lets use this as the new Bridge thread and current timeline.
As was often the case the XO did not need to be told to make the plan. The Captain was now accustomed to his XO rightfully taking his orders and turning them into operational ones. He sat in his chair.
“Lt Drake what are we up against if the Anthropods end up being the ones behind this? What makes them different than other Xindi and what hurts them more.” He asked.
“CNS. Whats the crew mood? We just had a pretty tough battle and now we are entering back into the wolfs lair again. Anything I need to do?” He asked.
Kolar frowned and shrugged, a veritable temper tantrum from him. He knew his mood, didn’t need the counselor to tell him what he’s about.
“Well captain. As a suggestion. The crew may seem a little uneasy from the battle we were in and now that we are entering back into the wolfs lair, try to negotiate like a diplomat would. Negotiate terms of agreement and allow safe passage through their space. If they ask why, tell them that we were sent here under direct orders.” He gave a suggestion to the captain.
“Ok noted Counselor. However what of our crew. Are they ready for another battle if needed? Are there anxieties that need to be addressed? Do I need to do a ship wide announcement to calm worries? Your input please.” The Captain asked.
“I’m not so sure about anxieties, but although you should do a shipping announcement to calm worries. If needed they can come to my office and talk to me if need be. But for another bottle. I’d say that they are.” Ashe gave her his input.
“Noted.” He answered.
“Coms go shipwide.” He ordered.
=^=Crew this is your Captain. We have just went through a tough battle and as you always have emerged victorious in defense of the Federation and her people as well as your fellow SF brothers in arms. Starfleet does not seek conflict but when it has to defend not only ourselves but other species it has at its disposal the Olinski. We lost good people in the last battle. Friends. Now we are being asked to once again go into dangers way in order to understand what is happening before there is another incident. It is my sincere hope we do not have to engage the Xindi or any other species in combat. It is my sincere hope we can resolve this confusion with diplomacy. However if called upon to defend ourselves we will and I know with this crew we will once again emerge. Stand fast and stand strong. Captain out.=^=
He looked over at Kolar as if to say did that work?
He stood there wondering what other information that should be given to the captain. He stood there if it was a good idea if he should speak up.
“Better than I could have done.” Kolar was positively laconic, so his speech would have been two sentences long.
Alexandra spent a few minutes looking up the tactical info the XO had requested. She had some guesses from history classes, but it was best to verify before making anything official.
The atmosphere around the ship was generally positive. Many felt encouraged and motivated to move to the new mission.
Gibbs was looking at the captain thinking what he should do next. Being on the bridge was something that he never thought of doing but he is happy to be there when he’s needed.
OOC: CNS please take the prompted information offered to you by the GM and use it as an answer to the CO. Thank you.
IC: The Captain felt like his crew was ready. He knew if it came to it they would respond. He had lost all those around him over the years that had made the ship a success. So few remained like Kolar. The next closest in ship seniority was the COS. This more than anything gave him doubt. His senior team was all but gone now.
“Captain.” He smiled. “It looks like everyone is willing to go ahead and do this. Although I must advise caution. We might know what is in there just in case sir.”
Kolar turned to the captain, “Warp 7,” He doubted that the Captain would ask for more.
“Aye XO. Make it so.” He answered.
“Helm match generated course. Engage at warp 7><
A course was generated and the ship went off.
When it reached the destination, the tactical station did the usual scans for the immediate region, and it returned empty. For half a light year radius, there was nothing at all on the scans …
The counselor was thinking to himself and then asked that captain “Sir. I suggest we do a full 10 meter radius and figure out where they are.” He said.
OOC: Is the CNS telepathic or an empath like Troi?
OOC: If both seems right then both why?
OOC: It needs to be in your profile that you are from a species that has these abilities or start a thread with the help of the GM if you want to explore emerging talents but we cannot just suddenly say you have them.
OOC: I’ll add it in right now.
The counselor could sense vague feelings of fear from outside the ship. There were muted thoughts but the sensors showed absolutely nothing …
He then stood there a bit frozen up in place having the feelings of fear from outside the ship but then looked at the captain. “Captain request permission to talk to her in private?” He asked the captain to do so.
Kolar looked over the scanners, a science officer of some renown in his previous duties he could read scans and make inferences faster than most. “Start our random course pattern.” He reviewed the projected course and speeds that were randomly generated.
“Course looks good,” he glanced back at the Captain. “Are we a go Captain?” He doubted the Captain would make any changes. There was no reason to do so.
Alexandra monitored the sensors, in case anything came up as they patrolled.
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