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Posted Sept. 21, 2020, 5:19 a.m. by Ensign Vadoma Romani (Engineer) (Melissa Aragon)

Posted by Ensign Vadoma Romani (Engineer) in Main Sim - Engineering

Posted by Ensign Vadoma Romani (Engineer) in Main Sim - Engineering

Posted by Lieutenant Corinne Dalton/SARAH (Ships AI/Avatar) in Main Sim - Engineering
Posted by… suppressed (2) by the Post Ghost! 👻

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“This isn’t going to end well…” Jarred said upon hearing this.

Vadoma had an idea. Her voice rose excitedly. “Cori,” she used the name the woman had because they hadn’t been introduced yet and wasn’t exactly sure what was happening. “Instead of arguing, tell it to look. Look at the system its in. It will recognize the Saracen even if we are ‘off’ from her own system. Try and get her to see we aren’t the enemy. You can help her maneuver in the system if she will help save the ship and educate us on what happened. Don’t try and fight her, ask her how we can help.”

“I like that idea… go with it… we come in peace… we come peace.” Jarred said emphatically.

It was a long shot but it didn’t seem much different than any person joining a new crew. The old crew didn’t like new ways and the new crew felt lost. It took cooperation to make it work. Maybe this would work as well.

Vadoma
(Still venting and rotating to buy minutes at a time to keep from exploding)

Alindor, CE

Alindor, CE

=/\= Get that surge under control Commander, =/\= Dante’s voice cut through the comms again. =/\= Cori, you appeared here on the Bridge as well, you, she, whatever, is trying to gain control of weapons and is talking about us trying to sabotage her. We need her contained, Sinclair is activating Biological and Mechanical security locks, but you have a better idea of how effective those might be and I have no idea what you, she, whatever, might think we are doing. We have an, issue, with the inhabitants of the Mirror Universe. They might not be as friendly as we hoped. I need my ship back people. =/\=

As Vadoma and the NE changed the isolinear chips, they seemed to be getting some measure of stability and control back to the warp core, but at the same time, Alindor would see a program pop up on his console. It appeared to be a self destruct command that wasn’t fully compatible with the Saracen, it seemed to have been activated but for some reason had been interrupted, for now. The display read 27 seconds.

Captain Knight, CO

Stepping up to a console and trying to be out of the way, Cori pinged an area of the ship where her counterpart was likely to be. Or at least attempted to anyway. “Don’t make me come in there,” Cori said darkly, not even sure if she could revert back at this point. Right now though, she needed to get the other woman’s attention. But not knowing her backstory in her universe, knowing which way to go was tricky.

~Corinne Dalton

Vadoma smiled and took a non hyperventilating breath for the first time in a while. “I think we are making a bit of headway, Chief. We bought us some time, but only a bit more than minutes. Stability slowly coming back. But we have a ways to go yet before we can turn our back on the core for more than a few minutes.”

She and the NE engineer kept going over every idea between them. Back and forth trying to figure out ways to give them more breathing room and less panic mode.

Vadoma
Engineer

Mirror Cori appeared in the screen of the console that Cori was at, frowning. “How are you going to come in here?” She asked Cori, “You meat sacks have enough to worry about anyway, once I stop your sabotage and destroy the Alliance, I’m going to purge the ship of you’re treachery!”

Cori would find that with Vadoma and the NE’s efforts, she had enough access to the system to re-enter but she would likely hit the same walls that Mirror Cori was, if not Mirror Cori herself. The power flow was still far higher than it should have been, the rogue program still trying to initiate self-destruct on the warp core.

Captain Knight, CO

Just then the shields hummed to max and the ship began what they would recognize as evasive maneuvers. Something was happening. And it wasn’t good.

Vadoma
Engineering
(just crossing actions from bridge to here)

It definitely wasn’t good, as the power draw increased a number of thing happened. Systems showed a sudden surge to the impulse engines likely caused by the rogue power profile in the system, and the engines gave a ‘burp’ of power and promptly failed to maintain thrust. That burp seemed to cause a cascade in the Saracen’s systems that led to fluctuating shields and another surge in the Warp core, making more conduits explode around Engineering as their safety containment failed but thankfully nobody was in the way this time.

The only thing stopping the surge from continuing was Vadoma and the NE’s manual modifications, which served as a buffer to the systems being affected further. Those modifications now allowed limited automated functions to return, Bringing down the containment doors in a breach, ejecting the core, venting the conduits to help relieve power and rerouting power away from non vital area’s. The self destruct indicator didn’t budge however, the Terran symbol flashing over it as the system moved from 27 seconds down to 12 during the surge, then froze again as the rogue program was impeded. They had control back for the moment, but it was unstable at best.

Captain Knight, CO

As Vadoma kept her fingers moving it made her giggle. Though the sound bordered on tense, rather than funny, she had to admit, at least to herself, that playing ‘keep away’ with an AI was actually quite intriguing. Despite the fact it was trying to kill them. “12 Seconds and holding…” she called out to those keeping track. “If anyone is gonna do anything, I suggest doing it now.” She tried to keep the giggle from her voice, but it was difficult.

Vadoma
Engineer

Okay, it was time to go about things differently. Her shipmates wanted to try the peaceful way but she doubted Mirror Cori was interested. But there were other ways to find common. She tossed pings into the system, more to annoy her counterpart than anything and spoke as she did, knowing that she could hear her. “I’m surprised you leapt to such conclusions. Maybe I’m just smarter in my universe,” she said idly. “You see, while I get that it might seem like we’re Alliance, I assure you we’re not. And I don’t know who you’re working for but gee they haven’t been all that great to you, have they? So much anger,” she said idly.

~Corinne Dalton

With the counter stopped at 12 seconds, Vadoma took that moment to join Corinne at her console. How can I help? she mouthed to the woman as she moved up beside her to the adjoining monitor. Perhaps two sets of hands surrounding this troublesome AI would help.

Vadoma
Engineer

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