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Learning from the Doctor

Posted Oct. 18, 2020, 4:24 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Tolar Zarath (Chief Medical Officer) (Dave Eads)

Posted by Ensign Ashlyn Trenton (Security Officer) in Learning from the Doctor

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Tolar Zarath (Chief Medical Officer) in Learning from the Doctor

Posted by Ensign Ashlyn Trenton (Security Officer) in Learning from the Doctor
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The doctor grunted and his antennae curled inwards a good bit. “You’re right to answer a philosophical question that way, I suppose. You really don’t have the information to determine what it is you’re asking to be part of. It isn’t an easy thing to teach. The only way to get that information is to live it.”

He turned the thermos in his hand, examining it before he replied.

“You just realize that I chose my current line of work for a reason, and that I must look through the lense of medical philosophy now. That lense tells me to do no harm, and in pursuing this path… Well, you’ll definitely be harmed one way or another. Not to mention the harm you’ll be forced to inflict on others and how that will effect you. I suppose I’m feeling protective of a young officer making a decision that I once made… Please don’t take it wrong. It’s just that some threats can’t be countered without altering yourself or your ideals. Some enemies can only be beaten with their own tactics, or something worse. It’s a hell of a thing for a young person to have to adapt to. Plus, it’s not just enemies you’ll have to be wary of…”

Zarath sighed.

“To walk that path, you have to become something else. You might not find that something to your liking. Also, you may find that others on that path have become something other than what they’re supposed to be. It’s a razor thin edge to say the least. Are you ready for that? “

-Zarath, CMO

Ashlyn nods sharply, “I understand, from the perspective of Intelligence we’ll see the worst of the worst and chase after people that may have been friends, family, or loved ones. Even Internal Affairs has a tendency to view all as guilty as they are searching for the proof of who isn’t responsible for the situation being investigated in a room of guilty people. I also understand that they will need the social finesse to be able to stand among those guilty and not let on how aware of their guilt the agent is. I’m also fully aware that this may not be a forever option either. Everyone has their limits to how much they can take before they stop being part of the solution and start being a part of the problem. It’s up to the individual agent and their cohorts to be able to tell the limits of how much one agent can take. I’m also aware that I could go through all the training, pass all the tests, and still be determined as unfit for agent status. I’m looking for the chance to at least try, if it turns out that I can’t, I will at least have the experience and wherewithal to determine where I will do the most good.”

  • Ensign Ashlyn Trenton
    Security, USS Europa

The Andorian was silent for a long moment, then he went on with a nod. “You’ll need a specialty. I’ll insist on that, in fact. I’ll not have you going straight into wetwork with no skills. That’s how you become expendable, and the survival rate for expendable grunts in the field is abysmal. We need to make you a more valuable asset. You want these people to want to use you wisely… Otherwise…” He rapped the end of his cane against his right boot. “You retire quickly.” He began to move again, as well, palming open the Sickbay doors before them and made to allow Trenton to enter before him. “What’re you good at?” He asked.

-Zarath, CMO

Trenton took a moment to think on this as she ran though the list of valuable skills she does hold. “Statistical and tactical analysis, observational deduction, digital intelligence gathering and counter-intelligence skills.” Trenton walked into Sickbay and strode with confidence to a storage locker with a lock to make sure it was empty first. Once she had located one, she locked it and used her recently developed exploit to put the lock into a logic loop that got it stuck in the open position. “Also security penetration testing. I already brought this up with Lieutenant Abrams and am waiting for her analysis of my discoveries and counter measures before we present it to Engineering and potentially the Captain. I’m hoping for success, but I’ll wait for her decision on how she want’s to deal with it.” Trenton removed the exploit and tested the lock to make sure it was working again. “Sorry about that, but sometimes it’s better to give a demonstration instead of just talking about things not everyone understands.”

  • Ensign Ashlyn Trenton
    Security, USS Europa

The Doctor nodded knowingly. “Infiltration is an excellent skill… If I were you, I’d get any hands on training and experience you can with that. Also, make sure you’re getting hand to hand combat training, as well as small weapons advance skills training. It’d ease my mind a great deal if I knew you were getting equipped to handle yourself against dire odds…” He smiled tightly. “If you’re really sure this is what you want… I’ll reach out to someone. They may or may not contact you, but they’ll definite be watching your progress.”

-Zarath, CMO


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