Side Sim Deck 4, Holodeck- A Test of Steel and Blood.

Posted Dec. 2, 2020, 6:50 p.m. by Ensign Ashlyn Trenton (Security Officer) (Brian Armstrong)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Avik (XO) in Side Sim Deck 4, Holodeck- A Test of Steel and Blood.

Posted by Ensign Ashlyn Trenton (Security Officer) in Side Sim Deck 4, Holodeck- A Test of Steel and Blood.

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Avik (XO) in Side Sim Deck 4, Holodeck- A Test of Steel and Blood.


The ship with the crippled mass quickly became a dot on the horizon behind them. It lost too much ground before it began to turn back to shore. A difficult move since it lost its main means of pushing itself along. Small specks on the deck shouted curses, but the became lost on the air and sea noise.

A few days pass as Captain Trenton guided her across the choppy sea and along the needed route. It had been uneventful for the most part. Trenton and Avik barely noticed as their ‘view’ screens indicate a skip in time when it happened. They were a week later since the attempt to raid their ship happened.

Now they started to dock into the port.

“Captain, according to the documents, we’re suppose to contact a Sherman Limestone in Port Tarmir. Something about shipping something… important.” Avik stated as she looked over the manifest and logs.

–XO, Avik, Lt. Cmdr

Ashlyn looked at Avik with a deadpan expression. “Wow, that’s not vague. Does this ‘something important’ have a name or a box number so we know we’re at least turning over the correct thing. Also do we have any data on who Sherman Limestone is other than the ‘quest turn in point’. I feel like we’re missing a lot of information here that would add to the flavor of what is here.” Ash took a moment to order the crew to prepare for docking before settling back with Avik. “If nothing else, this gives me ideas on how to improve my own program. Not sure how much I can though given it’s already a bit much for a holodeck, may have to save it for a suite.”

  • Ensign Ashlyn Trenton
    Security, USS Europa

Avik was nearly as confused as Ashlyn was. None of the logs, despite her expectations, revealed anything. Just that Mr. Limestone hired them to deliver something important and to meet him at the tavern. She wondered if the programmer had become lazy during this part of the adventure.

She rolled up the documents.

“With the right coding, it can handle a lot. From what an engineer told me once was that a simple 2D background is effective until you walk up to it. Then you can ‘pop’ out or flatten what you need.” Avik took a drink of a water skin passed to her by one of the crew. She offered it to the Captain before she continued.

“I think we’re supposed to discover the missing information from Limestone himself. It does appear to have exploration elements in it. Here, maybe you’ll see something I missed.” Avik also offered the notes for Ashlyn to look over.

The woman would find the same information as Avik, with no more clarification. Whoever hired them, obvious didn’t want to risk the nature of the cargo to be revealed. For a moment, Avik watched the crew ready themselves for the dock.

It took over an hour for the men to rope, pull in and finally secure the ship to the docks. The waves rocked and rolled, but the men handled it well. Once things settled down, Avik turned to the plank lowered for departure.

“Well, shall we head out and discover what we’re missing? I’m not sure about you, but I’m not a fan of being left in the dark.”

–XO, Avik, Lt. Cmdr

Ashlyn hesitated for a moment then called the program to freeze, “Time until next appointment according to my schedule?” There was a brief pause where the computer searched the appropriate file, then had to unlock the file because of Trenton’s security habits of over securing everything. “You have five hours until your next appointment.” Ashlyn nodded and resumed the program, “I’ve got the time if you do Lieutenant Commander.”

With a curt nod, ‘Captain’ Ashlyn Trenton stepped off the deck of her ship and onto the docks of this nameless town to find the bar that was mentioned. “Trenton Park uses the 2-3D rendering process you describe, the problem is that the program is still very big and some people can run their parkour faster than the conversion can happen to result in people accidentally throwing themselves into walls. Really funny the first time it happens, less so when it happens to be you.” Ashlyn waved a dismissive hand, “I digress, onward to this bar! Does it say which bar or is there luckily only going to be one bar?”

  • Ensign Ashlyn Trenton
    Security, USS Europa

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