Posted by Captain Remy Boudreaux (CO) in Away Team 2, Transporter Room 1
Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Acadia LeBlanc (Engineer) in Away Team 2, Transporter Room 1
Posted by Lieutenant Kadence Argona (Counselor) in Away Team 2, Transporter Room 1
The away team found themselves in what appeared to be an industrial area, surrounded by several buildings and distant familiar sounds of industrial replicators working to make items, presumably to be used at the resorts on Risa.
Mado whipped out small object, which enlarged into a large carpet bag. He began to pull out 5 specialized tricorders. They looked between a cross of a Steampunk and 24th century design. “These tricorders are unusual but are specially modified. They have been registered to you all, so if they are lost, they can’t be used other than the 8 people here. Unfortunately, these are all the tricorders I have left, you are all going have to share. I expect them returned to me after the away team mission, please do your best not loose them, they are incredibly difficult to make. They work like a standard tricorder, but they have unusual functionalities which allow them to detect the unusual signals we need to discover. Remember, these objects are highly classified, and highly prized after. Please do your best to handle them carefully, and contact me if you have found anything unusual.”
Mado also handed out a pair of purple gloves to each away team member, and a silver bag. “An object will react to the neutralizing silver bag once placed in. It will discharge some electricity when it reacts, and discharge nothing when it does not react.”
Acadia took one of the tricorders and fiddled with it a moment to get used to what she was reading. It still amazed her that this technology was only a few more years into her future. She wondered if Mado would help her understand it before he left. Now that she knew it wasn’t something amiss. “I understand.”
Kadence took the one she was handed and pressed a few buttons to catch the drift of what he was saying. As she took the bag and gloves as well, she wondered just what they were looking for. “Is there any chance you can tell us what they look like? Is this a stone, or an abject of some kind that you can describe? Or re we just following the energy lines to whatever it connects to?” Her final question was more sarcastic than anything. She didn’t expect it to be the answer.
“As strange as it sounds, Counselor… you’ll know it by instinct. It will feel out of place, or will seem ordinary but extremely old. It is wise to handle the artifact with caution, using the purple gloves. The tricorders can generally pinpoint the artifact to a specific location… but some artifacts do interfere with the readings, so there is a chance you won’t be able to locate it immediately,” replied Mado, “Some artifacts lay dormant without any active signature until a specific object or person happens to come into contact.”
“Great…” Kadence laughed. Just what she wanted. An artifact that she had no idea what it looked like, didn’t know if it had readings, and it reacted to certain people or things. Something told her she was getting her leg pulled, but she was going along like a good crewman. She turned on her reader to see if she had a signal she could follow.
((Will we have different threads for the different signals, or ‘split up’ but stay in this thread?))
Had she been aware of Kadence’s thoughts, she would have thought her silly. The idea that one of the artifacts might actually react to her was something the engineer was willing to find out. She was skeptic at first, when the man had come to ask her to hook up the contraption to the ship. She was supposed to be leery. It was a stranger, with strange tech and she was protecting her home. But now that she knew what she was part of, and it was all right, she was more than excited. “So let’s get started. No point in chancing losing them to someone unsuspecting… right?” She was smiling and eager as she set the containment pieces in her small shoulder held tool pouch.
Remy took a pair of the purple gloves and stuffed them into a pocket. Looking at the assembled group, he suggested, “Let us break into teams. We can cover more ground dat way. Counselor, you are wit’ me. Lt. Mado, you with Lt. LeBlanc. If stopped or questioned, we are part of a safety inspec-SHON team. Ques-SHONS?”
Kadence nodded. “Yes, Sir.” She moved around the group to stand closer to him and watched the others go off together. She wasn’t a fan of Risa. Never had been. Reilly had been kind enough to find a place she actually found lovely, but the location she was at with the Captain was one she wasn’t fond of. A slightly frown creased her face as she read the modified tricorder to see which direction they were going to be going. A sigh slipped past her lips. “Why did it have to be Risa?” She half murmured under her breath.
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