Main Sim: Bridge(Tag CO)

Posted May 5, 2019, 12:31 a.m. by Ensign Vadoma Romani (Engineer) (Melissa Aragon)

Posted by Gamemaster Nosferatu (GM) in Main Sim: Bridge(Tag CO)

Posted by Lieutenant Teller Graham (Chief Science Officer) in Main Sim: Bridge(Tag CO)

Posted by Commander Adam Threwn (Executive Officer) in Main Sim: Bridge(Tag CO)

Posted by Gamemaster Nosferatu (GM) in Main Sim: Bridge(Tag CO)


It was a few minutes until the CO made the Bridge, his overall presentation showing he hadn’t been asleep and was likely already at work in his quarters. “Thank you Mr Gordon,” Dante said as he came around to the Command chairs. “I have the Bridge, maintain position. Do we have any change to the signals? What do we have on radio chatter?”

Captain Knight, CO

The signals, what got through, seemed to be remaining constant. As they weren’t very far into the nebula they did pick up radio chatter from the Aldebaran system. Mostly trader ships in the shipping lanes, mining ships landing and debarking from Aldebaran III, etc.

GM Nosferatu

“They don’t seem to have any ill effects from these signals,” Dante noted and then pondered a moment. “Maintain position, Mr Gordon remain at your station and continue monitoring the signals and the radio chatter we are getting. Any change, let me know. At 0800 hours at shift change, we will move to yellow alert and enter the Nebula, I will be in my Ready Room.

Dante turned and left the Bridge, sliding into his chair after getting a coffee. He penned a brief to each department with a mission update and their next orders at 0800, then brought up the scanner data on one screen while continuing his work and awaiting change of shift.

0750 hours came quickly, and Dante exited the Ready Room to take his chair as the ship came to life after C-Shift was ending.

“Lieutenant Gavain, plot us a course to the closest signal and avoid taking us through any explosive gas clouds, yes? Warp 2 when ready, nice and easy. Lets move to Yellow Alert.” Then Dante opened the comm to Engineering.

=/\= Engineering this is the Captain. We are about to enter the Betreka Nebula at low Warp. We have both known and unknown hazards ahead of us and need to stay sharp, keep your eye on the manifolds and make sure we don’t get jammed up. Knight out. =/\= He said and then nodded to Science and Tactical. “Keep your eyes on the prize, folks.”

Seconds later, and the Yellow alert signal appeared as the Saracen shifted to the new Status.

Captain Knight, CO

DaVinci entered the Bridge a few moments after the yellow alert sounded. His uniform was immaculate, but the ever-present 5 o’clock shadow was still on his face. Taking the seat opposite the XO’s, he asked, “Anything new, sir?”

Colter (CIO)

The XO wasn’t far behind Colter, He sat down in his chair and watched as the ship moved into the nebula.

As the Saracen pushed deeper in the nebula the gravimetric shear from distortion waves began to increase. Causing the ship to begin bucking. Ops began to experience more difficulty in navigation as these distortion waves began to come much closer together and were harder to miss.

Red lights and alarms began to sound at the Engineering station on the bridge as the engines began to redline as the stresses from the waves increased. The clouds in the nebulae became thicker the farther they went in toward the signals. They were made up mostly of Hydrogen and were called molecular clouds. The coldest part of the clouds tend to form low-mass stars, observed first in the infrared inside the clouds, then in visible light at their surface when the clouds dissipate, while giant molecular clouds, which are generally warmer, produce stars of all masses.[6] These giant molecular clouds have typical densities of 100 particles per cm3, diameters of 100 light-years (9.5×1014 km), masses of up to 6 million solar masses (M☉),[7] and an average interior temperature of 10 K. The nebula appeared to be made up of an equal mix of these warm and cold regions.

The opaqueness of these clouds increased as well, the closer they got to where the signals originated from. The shields began to drop precipitously as they were bombarded by both the waves and the increased ionizing radiation. Radiation levels were reaching the danger point for the crew despite the modifications on the shields.

GM Nosferatu

“Radiation levels increasing Captain.” Threwn reported, looking down at a nearby console.


Vadoma came to the bridge just as things went sideways. She had come up when the bridge NE engineer had tagged her in engineering sighting food poisoning as a reason she couldn’t make her shift. Vadoma guessed it had more to do with late nights and synth drinks than food, but she kept it to herself, notified the shift super in engineering and had hightailed it to the bridge.

As the comments were tossed about, she slid into her seat and started dancing her fingers over the console. Her voice cut over the alarm and the concerned murmurs of those on the bridge. “Cycling the shields to attempt to increase stability and strength, Sir.” She began cycling the shields thru every permeation she could think of. She hoped the computer would fill in where her expertise failed and find a cycle that would help to stave off, or at least lower, the incoming radiation they were being swamped with.

Vadoma Romani

The ship continued to be buffeted but the oscillations of the shield frequency was indeed helping the ship hold together and not take damage through the waves.

GM Nosferatu

“Keep it up Ensign, it appears to be working,” Threwn stated simply.


Teller looked about as he came to the bridge. No one respected his need for sleep, something he had been doing a lot of lately. He was always tired and wasn’t certain why. With so many doctors on board the thought crossed his mind to speak to one of them, but why waste people’s time over something that was probably sleep based. He walked over to the science station while staring at the main screen.

“I think the cloud density is too high, we have to slow down even more.”


OOC: Just so your aware, Luke, the scene in the labs would have taken place before you came to the bridge. So you are aware of what took place there.

GM Nosferatu

Vadoma kept her fingers dancing as she set three other variations into the currently running thru the computer. “I’m trying, Sir… But if we slow down it may make things worse.” She wanted them thru the field, but also knew it wasn’t necessarily an option. Then she had an idea, “The other option is to shut down unnecessary functions, divert everything to the shields and just ‘ride’ the waves as they come at us.” She wasn’t sure, again, if it was an option, but she would have felt worse for not saying anything at all.


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