Posted Sept. 22, 2020, 7:28 a.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Clodagh Donnely (Security Officer) (Melissa Aragon)
Posted by Chief Petty Officer James Franklin (Engineer) in Main Sim: Europa Arrives
Posted by Lieutenant Commander Madison Sullivan (Chief Engineer) in Main Sim: Europa Arrives
Posted by Lieutenant Commander Avik (XO) in Main Sim: Europa Arrives
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“They are going to have to drop shields anyway for containment.”
Franklin walked onto the bridge and went directly to the Engineering station, trying not to interupt what was going on with the senior officers. He quietly reported to Chief Sullivan about his prior shift repairs, and handed her a PaDD with the results.
Mattie took the padd and sat it next to her “I want you to go to the secondary engineering console and start running configurations to prolong our ability to be in this radiation. I have started a set already.” She said
“Aye Sir.” Franklin said and moved to follow orders.
“Yep, that’s the only option,” the Captain said, agreeing with Avik and Marsh, thinking about the situation for a second longer. Then he started giving out more orders
“Helm, engage engines along plotted course.”
“Donnelly, try hailing that ship; I doubt it’ll even work, but we have to try.” A species this early in spaceflight might not have even had communications equipment for talking to aliens.
Clodaugh began trying to hail the ship. =^=This is the USS Europa to the ship in distress. We are here to assist. Can you respond?=^=
“Marsh, can you assess the pilot’s current condition?”
Dvorak looked at Avik for a second, before asking: “What do you think about beaming the pilot right here on the Bridge?”
– Johann Dvorak, CO
The helmsman acknowledged the order and brought the ship to warp. After about a minute of travel at warp, the ship dropped out of it and moved to get ahead of the drifting vessel at full impulse. The shields came under bombardment from the intense radiation being given off by the binary stars. The clock started ticking.
“We can flood the ship with energized photons. It will overwhelm the ship’s shields and effectively drop them enough for us to beam off the pilot.... probably.”
The Captain’s suggestion to beam the occupant to the bridge made her pause in her hails. “I don’t recommend beaming them straight here, Sir. We aren’t sure of their exact technology level and this could be a breach of First Contact protocols as well as a security risk. My recommendation is to beam to medical. The other reason being we aren’t sure wat injuries or exposure they have had and we can’t risk the Command Crew here on the bridge with an unknown.” It was probably speaking out of turn, but she had answered so swiftly, it had surprised even her. “Sorry, Sir… just an opinion,” she quickly tried to apologize and recover.
After Avik relayed the CO’s orders, she turned to the matter at hand. She agreed with the security officer. The notion of the unknown frightened most creatures and caused chaos. They didn’t need that on the bridge.
“I believe Office Donnely made a valid point. We have no idea how the individual will react to being beamed from one location to another. Especially in a room full of ‘aliens’ and strange technology. I suggest we contact CoS Abrams and CMO Zarath. They will need to secure the room for the subject’s arrival.” Avik paused as she realized how the recommendations sounded.
“We should include Nox because her empathy, ability to read a room, and passive demeanor are useful to keep the stress levels down.”
She waited to see how the CO reacted to her suggestions but time was running out.
–XO, Avik, Lt. Cmdr
“What about tractoring the ship into the shuttle bay?” Madison suggested “Less traumatic and we can bring the ship aboard and salvage it as well.” She said as she made some calculations.
A few consoles over at Secondary Engineering Station, Franklin sat down and began looking over the set Maddie had started, pulling up schematics of the various systems to see how he could harden each system against radiation exposure. He punched in her numbers, adjusted for prolonged exposure and began running simulations with various settings of the Structural Integrity fields and modular shielding, even utilizing parts of the hull that could be polarized to perhaps reverse the particle flow.
Clodagh nodded. “I think tractoring in the ship is a good choice as well. If they have any special needs we aren’t aware of, beaming them off this ship could be detrimental as well as traumatic. And we can secure the bay just as easy as we can secure a room.” She smiled at the Engineering Chief. He had made a good suggestion. It actually surprised her she hadn’t thought of it.
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