Posted May 4, 2021, 8:18 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Madison Sullivan (Chief Engineer) (Tyra Schroll)
Posted by Gamemaster Creeping Dread (Gamemaster) in Main Sim- Shuttle Bay
Posted by Lieutenant Steven Leon Marsh (Chief Science Officer) in Main Sim- Shuttle Bay
Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Cassidy Abrams (Chief of Security) in Main Sim- Shuttle Bay
Posted by… suppressed (13) by the Post Ghost! 👻
OOC: So I can’t be funny? :P
OOC: Missed the joke so… I guess not.
The tricorder was able to interface with the inner door, though the only option was to override the opening mechanism. Whether from line of sight or some sort of signal blocking material or that any external receiver had been fried by the solar flare, things were surprisingly interfaceable once past the outer airlock door. As with the airlock the inner part of the ship was in a vacuum since all of the atmosphere had been beamed out.
OOC: I didn’t intend for all the air to be pulled out causing a vaccum… that being said. Why can’t we beam air in to neutralize the pressure difference? If we can… I will do so.
Marsh turned to Franklin “I’d rather not leave big fingerprints that we were messing with the ship. Although no native air is going to be a big tell… so I hope we can get the life support to blast a little. Is there a manual release we can use, before I just override the computer system.”
OOC: You can beam air in if you want. I don’t mind at all. When Linds did the command to beam out the atmosphere though it all went.
OOC: Well I’m not beaming into a vaccum… thank you very much.
=^=Computer beam in one Earth standard atmosphere of air. Then execute a site to site transport of myself to …=^= He tapped a location that he believed was the cockpit/bridge.
OOC: I was hoping you wouldn’t beam into a vacuum, though two of the characters are in EVA suits so they would’ve been fine.
The computer complied with a chirp and replaced the vacuum inside the craft with breathable atmosphere. After that was accomplished, Marsh sparkled for a moment in a transport effect before he rematerialized inside. It was dark and nothing but vague shapes were visible.
Franklin monitored from the console, watching the Science Officer dematerialize. He stayed ready in case anything was needed.
Marsh did a 360 spin with both his body and tricorders scanning his immediate area. He doubted anything was a risk now since there was about three minutes of vacuum in the ship. but that would be the first belief in a horror movie too.
After completing his scan he would attempt to access the computer.
It had all happened the blink of an eye. Suddenly the scientist beside her was gone. “Damned scientists,” she growled under her breath. =^=You do recall there are safety protocols to follow, Lieutenant?=^= Clodagh’s slightly irritated voice came over the CSO’s comms. “I hate when they do that,” she muttered under her breath once more. “Well, we’ve done it now…” =^=Lieutenant Marsh, if you haven’t been obliterated by some self defense security measure, I suggest opening the door. At this point, the ‘minimal invasion’ tactic is long gone.=^= She laughed silently to herself as the idea of ‘let’s not disturb too much’ had escalated to vacating the native air, to replacing the air, to beaming in a person as well as opening the outer door. Even if they closed and abandoned the ship now, only a moron would not realize it had been tampered with.
There was some truth to that statement, but since he could hear the question he was pretty sure he hadn’t be vaporized…
=^=I think a decent security sweep would be prudent before you start ‘non evasively’ pushing buttons.=^= She doubted he would actually push anything, but she hoped he would get the gist of her jest and realize he had broken all protocols, including science steps, to investigating the ship.
=^=You’re welcome to beam yourself in so I don’t push any buttons, like the hatch release.=^=
Franklin shook his head to suppress a chuckle. “I can beam you in from my consol here, Lt. Just say when…” He said, addressing Clodagh. He was still watching the readouts, trying to make sense of the scans they’d taken of the ship. To an engineer, it was fascinating stuff.
=^=When.=^= Marsh wasn’t too concerned about the ship doing something weird… He certainly would have been a victim of it already. Marsh started scanning the systems looking particularly for the tactical information… and any referential data on the ship about the home system.
OOC: Could you be specific?
Marsh started his scan with the life support system and what was the nature of the ‘air’ being created, ratio of oxygen any atypical particles. The seeking any tactical information, standard combat patterns, codes, perhaps information on an enemy or friendly craft… and IFF system. Communication codes, tracing of courses, other allied craft, detection systems… Computer interface type… level of advancement, encryption. Based on some of these queries Marsh might go in other directions.
The air from the life support system was close to Earth standard with a higher nitrogen concentration. As the burnt equipment oxidized in the changing to ‘normal’ environment there would be traces of hydrocarbons and free radicals. It wouldn’t be a problem to breathe these in for awhile though there would certainly be an acrid smell. As for the other systems aboard the craft: communications was completely burnt out and thus there would be no record of communications, the protocols used, or any comm encryption without yanking it all out and attempting to repair it. The computer interface was a touchscreen console located towards the middeck, which was also fried, and in the cockpit, which seemed to be working. All other information would require actually accessing the computer interface as there wasn’t any way to do so by tricorder. How much info would be in the databanks after the craft nearly got singed to a crisp is another question.
It would be hard to tell at first glance or scan what the computer system was. Everything was non-Federation tech and heavily charred. The only thing that could be definitively determined was that the life support system was still barely working as the vacuum like conditions was very slowly being replaced with the native atmosphere.
Clodagh laughed as the option to beam her in was met with Marsh’s comment of ‘now’. “I think I will wait till the hatch is open, thank you. Come on, open up and let’s figure out this mystery of yours.” She was pretty sure, whatever was inside, wasn’t going to be of much interest to her. But having the hatch open would alleviate a lot of problems if something did happen inside. Being able to get to Marsh was her first priority if something went amiss. “If you can’t find the hatch button, then you need to beam out and consider a refresher course at the academy.” She laughed again and leaned on the side of the vehicle waiting for the door to open beside her, out of the way of any possible opening.
=^=Coward.=^= Marsh added the electonic or manual hatch release to his list of thing he was looking for.
From his orientation in the craft, Marsh would need to head towards the middeck towards the airlock. At the airlock there was a similar manual release handle to open the inner airlock door. With the atmospheric pressure equalized there would not be any explosive decompression or vacuum seal present.
Franklin suppressed a chuckle and continued running scans on the ship’s mechanical make-up, pumping the data into everyone’s tricorders for use. In case the data was needed.
The ship showed to be in good physical condition despite the charred parts and slight misalignment do to the torque applied when entering warp without a stable field. Sturdy was likely the thought when it was designed. The aft end and the engines took the brunt of the solar flare damage and was likely why it hadn’t exploded. The ‘warp core’ wasn’t actually a matter/anti-matter reaction process at all but instead one giant capacitor or battery. The amount of stored energy needed to initiate even a brief jump to warp was astronomical but somehow they figured out a way to safely store it. Well, safely if you don’t consider the mishap which launched the ship towards the binary suns.
=^+Marsh to bridge, the computer systems are fried, if I want to get anything good out of it I probably will have to pull what’s left of the memory system and hard wire it to another interface. If I do that they are going to know for a fact we were snooping. What are your orders?=^=
=^= We’ll stick to the basic scans. Unless there’s evidence of danger to the crew and ship, further exploration risks complications for the coming meeting. I appreciate the update.=^=
–XO, Avik, Lt. Cmdr
Standing next to Franklin she listened to Marsh’s report =^=Lt Marsh, do you want an engineer to join you.=^= She asked =^=Bridge, engineering might be able to get something up and running without causing too much damage. The other option might be to download the data core to a sectioned off part of the computer to ensure that it doesn’t infect our systems.=^=. She suggested thinking of ways to get the information that they needed and leave as little trace as possible.
Marsh tilted his head. =^=Well, I’ve got Franklin here… he’s an engineer, but he’s a non-com so I don’t know if that counts.=^=
Franklin caught the CE’s eye and grinned. “We could slag some spare parts and make it look like their computer core melted down, dust it with the right particles and I bet their scanners wouldn’t be able to tell the difference… Then Mr. Marsh could just take the memory core whole.”
“So, fake an overload and steal the whole thing.”
“Yeah, not sure that will go over very well diplomatically,” Cassidy said dryly. She had moved back out of the craft a bit to give Franklin room to examine things as well. “We’re just supposed to be determining if anything in there is more advanced than the rest of their technology.”
Marsh shrugged, “Not my problem. If the X says burn it, I burn it.”
OOC: Is there a next action or information request? I provided a bit more info when Dave did an external scan above.
Mattie nodded “Okay, then we keep doing what we’re doing.” She said “We won’t steal the entire thing. If we can find out the information that we need without going deeper than we have to.” She said as she kept working on the situation that they were working on.
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