Posted by Lieutenant Thomas McGregor (COS) in Bridge Main Sim
Posted by Lieutenant David Michaels (CSO) in Bridge Main Sim
Posted by Lieutenant Dagen Thor (CE) in Bridge Main Sim
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=/\= You must understand our position, Captain. We would need to detain the people. I can promise you that we do not treat detainees badly. Whilst they may have their freedom curbed, we will not deprive them of other things like food, water and a clean place to stay until the truth is established.=/\= said Neve.
=^=The Federation does not tread lightly into the internal legal preceding of unaligned worlds. However I would like to emphasize the justice system of a planet is one of the most significant factors considered in Federation membership. Worlds must demonstrate a fair and balanced legal system that places justice and proportional consequences with restorative practices as opposed to straight punishment modalities. I presume this is the justice system we are talking about?=^=
=/\=We believe that our justice system is balanced and fair. There is a balance between restorative and distributive justice. It is a balance we believe works in our society. I cannot assure you that all the people you will bring to us would reach the result that they desire, but I can assure you that we would treat everyone justly. I would invite your Federation to observe our proceedings to decide if we are not being just.=/\=
Dagen listened to the back and forth and backpedaling and assurances. Part of him felt they were starting to step on toes that were more aligned with actual diplomats. This was turning into a boasting match by the sound of it. “Are these refugees from the colony or the homeworld?” he mused quietly.
Marius growled low in his throat as was his norm when unsatisfied or annoyed. =^=That is very transparent and generous of you. I certainly will forward that to the membership committee.=^= He looked at the navigation panel. =^=We should be in orbit shortly and I will prepare to transfer the former prisoners to your care.=^=
Thomas continued to frown.
“Will we be beaming them back, or should we make the Pallasians send shuttles for them, sir?” he asked .
Dagen considered this, “Sir, if I may. If the Pallasians come to collect their own we can see firsthand their treatment of their own who are vulnerable. And see how the refugees react to their homeworld people.”
- Dagen, CE
“I agree,” David said. “This may be beneficial information to include in our report.” He wondered if the Pallasians would simply put on a grandiose show of generosity in order to gain their trust, or if there would be some cracks in their facade.
-Lt David Michaels, CSO
Thomas waited for the Captain’s decision, sparing a glance down at his console to check the position of the Pallasian defenses.
“Hmm,” Marius growled approvingly. “Officer thinking Mr. Dagen.” He nodded. “I agree too, Mr. Michaels.”
Dagen nodded, inwardly pleased.
“Your idea Mr. Dagen, you’re in charge of the execution.” Marius took a step back and then plopped himself in his chair. Nodding towards the communication board. “Well… go ahead.”
Just like that. He gave a nod to Thomas to reopen the channel as he tried to think of something diplomatic to say.
Thomas touched the required button and gave a nod back to Dagen.
When the channel was opened he said. =^= Mr Neve. I am Lt Thor. I believe we were introduced on the tour of your world. I was impressed with your power generation facilities. We have a request that we hope that you can help us with. The citizens aboard have gone through a great deal of trauma and as much as we are giving aid, we are not you. Our shuttles have limited space and we ask if you can meet us in orbit with a shuttle sufficient to accommodate them. We think that being met by their own people will have a calming effect on them. Is this something we can arrange? =^=
That was perhaps laying it on a bit thick, but such was Trill diplomacy. Butter the bread on one side and hope they do the other.
=/\=Thank you Lt. Thor for looking after our people. Yes, we would be able to render aid there. How many people are we talking about?=/\=
Dagen blinked and drew a sudden blank and looked over to Thomas. He would know with some precision and it would be faster than making a call down to the Bay.
OOC: Totally drew a blank on numbers!!
OOC: I think it’s around a 100.
Marius looked at Dagen for a moment and blinked very slowly with a deep exhale.
The transport records show that 97 people were transported from the planet to the Genesis.
“97,” Thomas said quietly, hopefully just loud enough for Dagen to hear but quiet enough not to be picked up by the comm line.
Dagen continued with a small nod of gratitude to Thomas. =^= 97 sir. It was a sizeable group. Our shuttle bay will be able to take in your own vessels for you to return them to your world. Our shuttles are smaller and it would take a number of trips. Given the shock of suddenly meeting us ‘strangers’ it would be much easier on them if you were to come for them. =^=
- Dagen, CE
=/\=97? That is quite a big number. … One of our ships will meet up with you and we will transfer between ships using shuttles. Is that acceptable?=/\=
Dagen considered they might simply utilize shuttles anyway without the use of the larger ship, though the Trill had to remind himself that this was a world that had limited resources in regards to spacecraft. Bringing a larger vessel over and transferring was likely the most expedient. =^= Absolutely, sir. How much time do you require to prepare and rendezvous? I will use that time as a factor in preparing your people to be at the shuttle bay for the transfer. =^=
That was going to present a security concern with another larger vessel in closer proximity. Dagen suspected it would be their single starship that would undertake this. While he had zero reason to suspect duplicity from the Pallasians, prudence was always an ally.
- Dagen, CE
=/\=We will need 45 minutes to get the ship and shuttles ready. Then we will rendezvous with you at the following co-ordinates …=/\=
The position was about halfway between where the Genesis was and the planet. Judging from their technology, the total time would be an hour.
Dagen thought that timing was appropriate for both sides to prepare. =^= Thank you, sir. We will be there and ready. =^=
An hour to move 8 dozen people to the ship’s shuttlebays. Eminently do-able, but Thomas was still uneasy about actually returning the refugees to incarceration, if in better quarters than a mountain cave.
Marius looked at the coordinates, the Genesis was significantly faster, they could cut some time off by making it closer to the Pallasian ship, but that would only save a couple of minutes and reveal more about the Federation’s technology. Something Marius found unnecessary at this point. “Carry On.”
Once that conversation was over Dagen hit the comms again =^= Thor to Commander Petursson. We are arranging to have a transfer in the Cargo Bay of the refugees to Pallasian shuttles. They are going to be arriving in approximately one hour. Can you be ready in that time? =^=
David maintained a sensor lock on the Palladian ship at all times, discreetly scanning for anything suspicious. He was also prepared to monitor the shuttle activity when it came time to make the transfer.
-David Michaels, CSO
“It might be quicker if we split them up and use both Shuttlebays,” Thomas suggested. “In the cargo bay, they’re pretty much halfway between either shuttlebay anyway.”
“I don’t want it to be fast or easy.” Marius commented even though it seemed like he wasn’t paying attention. “The more trips and the longer it takes the more likely they are to reveal their true nature.”
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