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Government Tower - Expanding Horizons

Posted March 24, 2021, 4:08 p.m. by Civilian Mirembe M'Ahar (Director of Terraforming) (Trinity Fister)

Posted by Civilian Kenzo B’tren-Hyrushi (Governor) in Government Tower - Expanding Horizons

Posted by Civilian Mirembe M’Ahar (Director of Terraforming) in Government Tower - Expanding Horizons

Posted by Civilian Kenzo B’tren-Hyrushi (Governor) in Government Tower - Expanding Horizons
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Mirembe rose with similar sobriety as she’d endured on the spaceport days before. She recalled the synchronous hum of wonder and bittersweetness provided by the observation window when her eyes drifted to the arid land below. It painted the colony like an oasis – an echo of life on a desolate planet – and she couldn’t help but stare. Mirembe didn’t consider the dome, rather the sea of shifting sands and flickers of brown and ashen white separating rock from clouds. She examined Oed V in search of the face she’d worn before a stray comet stripped it away. It was there – Mirembe just had to figure how to restore it.

It was with that image burnt into her mind that Mirembe found her way to the Government Tower, eager to discuss it further with Governor Hyrushi.

She slipped through the Tower’s doors and into the main lobby, where she took a moment to weave through the sparse crowd gathered at its centre. IAN followed suit and prepared itself for what it knew would be a quick exchange. “Excuse me,” Mirembe prompted the receptionist’s attention, “Hi, I’m Mirembe M’Ahar. Could you direct me to the Governor’s Office?”

“Do you have an appointment, Ms. M’Ahar?” The receptionist lifted his head and tilted it slightly.

“Yes, 1000.”

“Alright, let’s see..” He reviewed the schedule and tapped his stylus pensively against his chin. Time which Mirembe took to regard IAN’s transcriptions. “..there you are. The Governor’s office is on the top floor. His staff will direct you from there, Dr. M’Ahar.”

Mirembe followed his gaze to the lifts. She offered a subtle nod in return, signed a quick ‘thank you!’ and jabbed her thumb in a request for IAN to join her. Seconds bled into minutes and the pair soon found themselves sitting (or hovering) in another reception area. This time there was an element of patience, well.. for the Haliian between them. IAN didn’t quite appreciate anything that made it wait. Finicky little thing.

– M’Ahar, Director of Terraforming

It was a few minutes after ten when the receptionist looked up from the desk she was seated behind and said “Doctor, the Governor will see you now.” and the doors to the right of the desk swung open inwards.

A dull buzz, almost susurrus in nature, lifted Mirembe’s gaze to the receptionist. She managed a slight nod. Rising to her feet, Miremebe adjusted her navy-tinged jacket and walked past her desk into the Governor’s office.

The room was barren and obviously in a state of extreme transition. The only part of the room not in flux was the desk in the corner of the room made of the two walls of windows. Seated at the desk was the Governor, a striking Asian man with full jet black eyes. As the doctor entered, Kenzo stood up.

“Doctor M’Ahar, welcome. Apologies for the state of the office, I am still getting things settled. Please… be seated. Would you like something to drink?”

Hyrushi, Governor

“Good morning, Governor.” Mirembe wore a subtle smile and shrugged to his office’s state of disarray. It was hard to judge when she’d yet to get her ducks in a row. “How are you settling in?” She lifted her hand to indicate the room as though it were parallel to his first few days (or hours) as Governor.

Mirembe settled across from him, naturally crossing her legs at the ankle, and added: “I wouldn’t mind coffee.”

– M’Ahar, Director of Terraforming

Kenzo pressed a button on the desk and then said “Well,so far so good. I’ve had over a dozen meetings in the past eighteen hours and I think I may have forgotten to eat dinner last night. Otherwise, I think I’m doing ok.” and he gave a slight chuckle.

“It’s a shame you didn’t let me know,” Mirembe smiled and leaned forward just a smidge, “I would’ve made you some of my famous tripple-berry puffs.”

“So have you had a chance to review any of the information I sent you? Id just like your generalized opinion on the feasibility of the proposed expansion and agricultural development?”

Hyrushi, Governor

The frivolity in her gaze dissipated into latent enthusiasm as she indicated the PaDD laid on his desk. “I did,” Mirembe began. “It’s feasible. I need to run soil composition tests to determine what elements, minerals and water content we’re working with. Once I have those results, we can further discuss specifics like soil fertilisation and irrigation processes.”

“But in general… I believe we can approach this like a giant vivarium,” Mirembe avoided the intricacies nagging at her thoughts, opting to outline her thought process. “If we determine what plants we’re to grow, we can divide the sector into distinct biomes and adjust environmental controls to suit them. From there, we determine what the soil needs to support plant life and how much water or light is required for that biome.” She considered the Governor for any sign of what he was thinking, then continued. “Once all of the artificial is out of the way, we introduce microorganisms, say coccolithophorids,” IAN seemed to get a kick out of that word, “to promote oxygen production and work up to seeds and saplings.”

“It’s ambitious,” Mirembe smiled, “but achievable.”

– Mirembe M’Ahar, Director of Terraforming


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