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OOC: Okay I think this is a good spot to fast forward a little to see if we can revitalize this sim a bit. I am taking into account the engine/system repairs, the successful creation of an aerosol to treat the entire crew and re-ventilation of the entire ship to rid it of the radiation.
It took a little over 48 hours for the final repairs of the ship to take place, during that time science and medical were successful in both getting rid of the radiation and treating the entire crew with the aerosol medication. It took another 6 hours to clear the nebula. As the Saracen cleared the nebula the communications panel pinged signalling an incoming emergency call.
With the Captain and XO both retired to their quarters and most of the senior staff busy with other duties, command of the bridge fell on to Master Chief Gordon. The old Master Chief, who had spent most of his time with Security, was the only enlisted person on the ship who had taken and passed the bridge duty officer test. He sat in the command chair, reading up on the latest security report when a young NE at communication spoke.
“Master Chief, I am picking up a distress call.” She said quickly, her voice showing elevated concern.
“Let’s hear it,” Gordon stated, setting down his report.
The communication opened up but it was very apparent that it was patchy due to some form of interference and was only voice.
=^=This is ....Commander Andrew Jones ....Aberdeen shipyards ....Alderbaran III…any Starfleet ship in the area....experiencing system failures…unknown radiation....explosions. Please respond.=^=
=^=Commander Jones, This is the Saracen. We are enroute to your position now. Are there any ships in your area?=^= Gordon replied, nodding to the helmsmen as he did.
=^=Bridge to Commander Threwn, please report to the bridge.=^=
=^=On my way,=^= came the XO reply, it sounded like he was working out.
The only response was a burst of static from the comms, the signal was lost.
Teller slid over to his station. He started scanning but there was little chance of him picking up something at this range.
A few moments later Threwn entered the bridge. He walked up to the Master Chief. “Report Master Chief” He asked.
“Sir, we have received a distress call from the Aberdeen shipyards. They state that they are experiencing systems failures, are suffering explosions and have a radiation problem. We are en route now. I tried to follow up but we lost the signal.” The Master Chief reported.
“At Warp 7, what’s our ETA ensign?” He asked the Helmsmen.
Before the Helm could answer the turbolift opened once more, Dante walking out and buttoning up his tunic. His timing was impeccable it seemed, either he had a sixth sense that something was going on, or he was already awake for some reason. A short yawn that he covered with the back of his hand revealed the likely cause being the newborn baby that was dominating the Knight castle every evening.
“Good morning people,” Dante said as he walked around to the command chairs. How are we all today?”
Captain Knight, CO
“Any radiation that would effect the ship yards would effect us. I should be able to pick it up at a safe range… just like a light, you can see it from further away than it can illuminate, but we might just be rushing into something we can’t handle either.”
“More radiation? That sounds ominous,” Dante said, coming suddenly awake fully. “What are we rushing into today?”
OOC: My apologies, on top of running my business at home I now have a house guest of my granddaughter for a few weeks so am trying to figure out a new schedule:P
OOC: No apologies needed, we all get busy with real life, take your time.
Navigation once they were out of the nebula would be able to be much faster so Warp 7 was certainly doable. It would still take 3 days to get to Aldebaran at Warp 7 if they bumped it up to Warp 9 it would take a day and a half.
DaVinci stepped onto the bridge from the adjoining War Room. He had been in the room for hours going over sensor readings gathered from the nebula, as well Intel reports from around the system.
“Three days at Warp 7 to Aldebaran, Sir. We are clear of the nebula and can go to Warp when you wish.” The Helm reported to Commander Threwn’s question.
“We have something going on with radiation at Aldebaran then?” Dante asked, “I better hear the report.”
Captain Knight, CO
Gordon chimed in, as he had been the Duty officer. “Sir, a few moments ago we recieved a distress call from the Aldebaran Shipyards. They reported Radiation, System failures and explosions before we lost the comlink.”
“More radiation? I’ll lay 20-to-1 odds it’s going to be very similar to what we picked up from the probe,” the CIO interjected.
Dante grunted in surprise, they had passed the planet not many days ago. “I see, in that case our next stop is Aldebaran III, people. Lieutenant Graham have your department monitor for that radiation they reported, hopefully like you suggested it won’t be too much for us either. Once we detect it, see if it bears any resemblance to the strange radiation the probe came with.”
“Helm, set course for Aldebaran III, take us to warp 9.3 and drop us out of warp at the edge of the system. I don’t want to run into anything before we get a chance to take a look at what is happening there.”
Sitting in his chair, Dante opened the comm line to all departments and set their daily orders to match the message he was sending all Department Heads and senior Department staff.
=/\= This is the Captain, we are enroute to Aldebaran III at maximum sustainable Warp responding to a distress signal. They have reported radiation, explosions and system failures before we lost contact. Aldebaran III is a large Federation colony with billions of inhabitants and significant orbital shipyards, we will lend whatever assistance we can. Our estimated time of arrival is 30 hours, I expect we will need Science investigating the radiation, Engineering working on restoring their systems and Medical to stand by to treat wounded and support their local hospitals. I want Security to stand by in case we discover malicious intent and to help evacuate those in need. All departments are to begin preparations for supporting Aldebaran III. =/\=
Captain Knight, CO
Graham spun from his station looking at the Captain. “They didn’t report what the radiation was, beyond the fact it was unknown.” Which actually conveniently eliminated several hundred possibilities, but with the elimination, it also eliminated known solutions. “It might not even be radiation.. if people don’t know what it is… they always say radiation.”
Dante nodded in acknowledgement of Grahams suggestion. “We did lose their transmission, perhaps they had more in the rest of the report that we never got.” He sighed slightly, “In any case, we shall have to wait and see what we are dealing with and hope we get a lead on it before we get there.”
“The overwhelming number of radiations’ move at the speed of light.. or around that speed. Our FTL scanning might give us information, but I assume we’ll have to be much closer to get anything to work off of.” Despite this he continued to scan in that direction hoping to pick up something useful.
“Let us trust that we will, and if we don’t, we will build a bridge when we get there.” As long as there was anything left to build it with, he thought to himself.
While the Captain spoke, helm acknowledged his orders and the ship shot to Warp 9.3, heading for Aldebaran III.
OOC: Small edit, Warp was 9.3
IC: “Well, it looks like our day has started early,” Dante smiled at Master Chief Gordon. “I have the Bridge, Mr Gordon. I’m not going to get any sleep now, who wants coffee? I feel like I am going to need coffee.” Dante opened the message panel to check for reports and any other messages. The team in the hangar bay was still working on the probe information, he expected that would not be far away now.
Captain Knight, CO
“Yes sir,” He replied smartly, taking a station near the aft of the bridge. He sent a message to the XO, informing him of what was going on.
The turbolift doors opened with a swoosh of air. Sorra stepped out onto the bridge and took a quick look around. He saw the Captain was in the center seat looking through his reports. He walked around the aft standing consoles and came to stand to the side of the Captain’s Chair. “Ensign Narssu reporting with the data we’ve collected from the probe.” He held out the PaDD. “I can answer any questions you have about it.” He chirruped deep in his throat, a sort of Saurian ‘At your service.’
-Ens. Narssu, Engineering
“Thank you Ensign,” Dante replied, taking the PaDD from the man. “Good work on that probe, I imagine it wasn’t easy dealing with that radiation in such close proximity.”
Colter stepped closer to the Captain, intent on hearing the ensign’s report “I’m offering up a hunch, skipper. The radiation from the probe brought out violent and aggressive tendencies to almost everyone that was exposed to it. If the population of Aldebaran were exposed, with it’s high amount of people . . . .total chaos would reign supreme. If someone wanted to launch an attack on the Federation, shipyards would be a primary target. Plus, turning the population against each other, any agressors could just sit back and relax until the Federation was ripe for the taking.”
“I don’t like your hunch,” Dante said only slightly lightly, “but you are right. We are talking billions of people as well, not just one Starship. They would also be highly disorganized if anyone wanted to take or destroy those shipyards in the chaos. We are still looking at a possible coincidence though, we do not know why these probes are out here. I don’t like or believe in coincidences however.”
A minute later, Threwn entered the bridge. “Captain, Master Chief Gordon tells me that we have received a distress call, and something about radiation.” He inquired as he made his way to his chair.
“Good morning Commander,” Dante replied and looked up at Narssu. “Ensign Narssu here has a report on the probe we found, and Mr Gordon received a distress call from Aldebaran III reporting radiation, explosions and system failures. We have responded and are enroute but it will take around 30 hours to arrive, Commander Colter here suggests that it may be the same kind of radiation we saw with the probe and if so, the population of the planet is likely affected similarly to how we were. Lieutenant Graham reports we may not be able to identify what it is, if it is radiation, until we get much closer. In the end I have ordered we drop out of Warp at the edge of the system so that we get a chance to scan before we jump right into the middle of it.”
Looking back at the report, he whistled softly, speaking loud enough for the Bridge Officers to hear. “The probe was constructed of rodinium alloy and scans indicate it travelled approximately 300 years back in time to our current time and location? Significant radiation comparable to that found around the Tox Uthat device. Ensign can you confirm that time travel estimation, and we got it off the ship safely?” Dante all at once felt uneasy, he hated time travel, especially after the way that he came to be in Command of the Saracen.
“There is also a set of coordinates the probe had that matches Aldebaran III,” he said and worked his jaw slightly, glancing at Colter and passing the PaDD to Threwn for review. “Commander, I dislike coincidences that coincidental.”
Captain Knight, CO
OOC: Seeing as Shalon is LOA with a family emergency I skipped past his reply slightly so we can keep moving, we can always pick it up again on his return - Dave
Jarred entered the bridge as he saw Sorra as he patted the Ensign on his back. “You need to slow down next time…” he said as he looked over to the Captain. “Head down to engineering I can handle this part, I need someone going over the status while I can take this over.” he said as he looked over at Dante.
Graham did the math and put the data on the screen. “We do have a shield frequency that will block the radiation. At 2.1 billion kilometers, our shields should be able to block the radiation from reaching Alderbaran III. The moon can block the sun during an eclipse, and we can block Alderbaran from something like it.”
OOC: Sorry folks. I have marked myself LOA as I am very ill with a chest infection but I will post as I can.
OOC2: Luke, are you suggesting using the ship’s shields to try and block the planet/space yards from radiation from the probe? You have left the probe back in the nebula many light years away. Too far for it to effect Aldebaran III.
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