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S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« on: September 04, 2021, 11:47:50 AM »
[USS Amalthea - Deck 6 - Commander Moreno's quarters]

Tess stepped into her father's room with a gentle smile on her lips. The nurse looked up and stepped back from the person sitting motionless in the armchair.

"Go ahead and take a little break while I'm here," Tess told her.

"Sure, Captain."

While the Ensign left the quarters, Tess stepped closer and sat down in the chair next to her father. His mouth hung wide open and he stared rather impassively ahead. The shard of the sphere that had pierced his head had injured the part of the brain responsible for controlling the speech and chewing apparatus. As a result, Fabiano had lost the ability to speak and move his mouth independently. He would have to learn again. He also needed help with eating. Tess had tried to be with him at all meals. But she had quickly realized with frustration that it was almost impossible. Benjin, Tamonar, and even Rahul were also often with him, for which Tess was grateful.

"How are you today?" she asked her father, placing a hand on his as she smiled warmly at him. He looked to her and moved his lower jaw slightly, his tongue twitching and an awkward sound coming out. She didn't understand what he was saying, but the way he looked at her told her that he was doing well so far. Some saliva dripped out of the corner of his mouth and Tess took a cloth to gently wipe it away.

"Rayek is doing better, too," she told him. "He was really lucky." Everyone who had survived was lucky. Many splinters that had been torn out and thrown around by the force of the explosion had become dangerous projectiles. Surely the EV suit had prevented worse, too. "The investigation into the explosion is still ongoing. However, it looks like it was caused on purpose." Kemala had been right after all. But Tess didn't tell her father about that. She didn't want to burden him with too much. Tess had also not yet introduced Kemala to Fabiano. She wasn't sure how she would react to her father's disability. She didn't want to put him through that kind of stress.

Once again, she looked at her father, stroked his hand with a smile, and then walked over to the replicator to get him something to eat. "We're on our way to the P-161 system right now," she continued. With a bowl of hot soup in her hand, she came back and sat down. "I want us to get on with our normal business quickly. I want the crew to know that it always goes on even when bad things happen." She looked at Fabiano and faltered. She didn't know herself where she was getting the strength from at the moment. Admittedly, sometimes she cried herself to sleep in Rayek's arms. He was her greatest support at the moment, although he had to cope with some things himself.

The knowledge that his sister and brother were still alive was still something that made Tess so happy. And that even his childhood friend Latihk had survived the horrible assault that supposed to kill him all those years ago. There was something good in the disasters that had happened recently after all.
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2021, 08:06:22 AM »

USS Amalthea - Bridge

Mas' eyes were on the Master Systems Display on the bridge, but he found that he was unable to focus on any particular.  It was good that T'Pan had recovered and was watching over Engineering.  She was good at her job, having amply proven her worth in the last mission.  The ship needed that, because only one thought had purchase in the Lurian's mind:

Verlok is dead.

People had died on missions before, of course.  But Verlok had been a classmate at the Academy.  A friend.  He, Ora, and Mas had come up together as part of the same graduating class, moving in the same circles.  Often, they ate a meal together.  Shared jokes.  Well, Mas shared jokes.  Ora stared and Verlok arched eyebrows.

Now for Verlok to just be... gone... it was hard to fathom.  Hard to process.

On the MSD, a problem arose.  A minor EPS fluctuation.  A moment later, T'Pan fixed it. 

Mas just continued to stare, not seeing.

Perhaps he should have asked for the day off.

But... no.  Everyone else had to work through this.  Why should he be special?

Shaking his head, he tried to focus on the work at hand.  If nothing else, it was what Verlok would have wanted.


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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2021, 11:32:55 AM »
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[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

The bridge was quiet.  Rayek wasn’t certain if that was a reflection on how focused the officers were on their routine tasks, or more because the crew were still feeling the loss of one of their one.  He glanced over to the science station knowing full well he wouldn’t see the stiff back of the sesquipedalian Vulcan.  It’s absence was solely on him and he felt it keenly.

In its place was yet another fresh from the Academy ensign.  A Caitian woman named Mitumba.  Rayek didn't know much about the woman as he hadn't yet had time to read up on her personnel file or do his preferred 'meet and greet.  All he knew was that she was replacing people he, through inaction, had failed to protect.  So many had been injured because of him.  Guilt was often in his heart.

But there was so much more than that, Rayek was dealing with a kaleoscope of emotions recently.  The discovery of his sister, Kemala, and his best friend, Latihk, having survived the Hobus blast had him literally in happy tears when he first awoke a few days ago from his injuries.  Even Taheen was alive and present - though her presence caused him a bit of worry and was less joyous given Tess was aware of his proposal to the woman years back.  He didn't want Tess jealously worrying about his fidelity.  But the unexpected trio of Romulan's from his past also brought the somber news that he was being targeted by the Tal'Shiar (his former occupation), and that the explosion on the shuttle may have been due to that.   

A week had passed and yet there were no definitive answers as yet.  This was unacceptable!
 
Rising from his seat, Rayek walked towards the back of the Bridge where Lieutenant Molane was staring somewhat vacantly at the Master System's Display. 

"Mr. Molane, can you refresh me on what your engineers have found in the wreckage of the Kourete?
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 02:31:03 PM »
USS Amalthea - Bridge

"Understood and agreed; I'm allocating an increase of another 15% to Palette F sensors" Lt Paul Wessex confirmed to Science Lab 1. "You have this until 1400; after which Stellar Cartography will need the extra for increased resolution." The acknowledgement was subdued but professional, and the Operations Officer could understand why.

It had been a week since the crew, of whom he had joined a few days ago, had suffered a loss of one of their own. Wessex keenly understood the emotions that were likely being felt but all - albeit in various degrees. He hadn't known this Lt Verlok, but he was one of two leading Science Officers that had been a casualty in a recent mission; one fatal, the other... all but.

Being a naturally open and optimistic individual (sans a recent blip which, for all its downsides, had finally brought him to where he wanted to be: aboard a starship), it was hard to be so without coming across badly amongst the late officer's colleagues and his senior officers. And so, Paul carefully timed the ebbs and flows of the Bridge.

One such example was a minor fluctuation of an EPS secondary conduit, scant moments later. The drop in plasma supply didn't impact shipboard systems of any significant note, and although protocol suggested he report such to the Chief Engineer, who had been staring at the large diagram of the ship at the back of the Bridge - a live overview of all ship systems - it was immediately corrected by staff in Engineering; the fault briefly visible on the display, and yet Lt Molane made no effort nor comment. Paul, therefore, merely made a note in the log, and added a personal reminder to bring it up at the next ship performance overview meeting.

Morose moments aside, however, Paul gazed from his station to the viewscreen, a star field before him, stretching into infinity. Perhaps less beautiful than many seas he had been brought up - and served - beneath, the view nevertheless offered opportunities infinitum; opportunities he had sacrificed two careers now to seize upon.

Right now, it was worth it.

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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2021, 05:12:54 AM »
[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

The ship had been restlessly making its way to the next previously unexplored star system, P-161, for the past week. The overriding mission of the crew was to find new allies in the Gamma Quadrant, at best someone who might have the ability through new technology to open the wormhole; for with all the advancement and immense knowledge of Federation scientists and engineers, that was something that had yet to be achieved.

Into the silence of the bridge, signals soon sounded on the various consoles as the ship moved into the closest proximity of the still unknown star system and was only a few hundred thousand kilometers away.



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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 07:08:07 AM »
<USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge>

[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

The ship had been restlessly making its way to the next previously unexplored star system, P-161, for the past week. The overriding mission of the crew was to find new allies in the Gamma Quadrant, at best someone who might have the ability through new technology to open the wormhole; for with all the advancement and immense knowledge of Federation scientists and engineers, that was something that had yet to be achieved.

Into the silence of the bridge, signals soon sounded on the various consoles as the ship moved into the closest proximity of the still unknown star system and was only a few hundred thousand kilometers away.





At his station, several alerts presented itself at once, although none withthe urgent shrill of danger; instead, some from the automated sensor returns from the passive arrays, and some from the Science Lab; clearly the extra processing power from the main computer assisted them as they had hoped. Or perhaps just a coincidence. In any event, both pointed to signs of significant and sentient life on a nearby M-class planet orbiting P-161. The astrometrics team immediately, and rather drily, classified it as P-161129 in the catalogue. In contrast, Wessex could barely contain his excitement; but contain it he did, matching the sombre environment around him. "Commander" he spoke up, turning to the stern Romulan First Officer - one of a few familiar faces from his time as Chief of Security on the station. "Sensors are detecting evidence of life on the 4th planet around the local star. Early suggestions are of a pre-warp society; but only sporadic EM fields are being picked up at this time."

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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2021, 11:41:26 PM »
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[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

The ship had been restlessly making its way to the next previously unexplored star system, P-161, for the past week. The overriding mission of the crew was to find new allies in the Gamma Quadrant, at best someone who might have the ability through new technology to open the wormhole; for with all the advancement and immense knowledge of Federation scientists and engineers, that was something that had yet to be achieved.

Into the silence of the bridge, signals soon sounded on the various consoles as the ship moved into the closest proximity of the still unknown star system and was only a few hundred thousand kilometers away.



<USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge>

At his station, several alerts presented itself at once, although none withthe urgent shrill of danger; instead, some from the automated sensor returns from the passive arrays, and some from the Science Lab; clearly the extra processing power from the main computer assisted them as they had hoped. Or perhaps just a coincidence. In any event, both pointed to signs of significant and sentient life on a nearby M-class planet orbiting P-161. The astrometrics team immediately, and rather drily, classified it as P-161129 in the catalogue. In contrast, Wessex could barely contain his excitement; but contain it he did, matching the sombre environment around him. "Commander" he spoke up, turning to the stern Romulan First Officer - one of a few familiar faces from his time as Chief of Security on the station. "Sensors are detecting evidence of life on the 4th planet around the local star. Early suggestions are of a pre-warp society; but only sporadic EM fields are being picked up at this time."

Rayek glanced away from Lieutenant Mas to look towards the Operations officer.  The report from Wessex was not ideal.  There had been some initial hope that the planet's civilization might be warp capable and therefore approachable as an ally.  The whole reason why they had headed towards this system in the first place; but if it truly were pre-warp then by Starfleet protocol they could not make contact.  Rayek hoped the Lieutenant's report was wrong, but he doubted it, since he recalled the man's investigative work while in Security was rather thorough.  Such skills were highly transferable.

Wessex had only just recently joined the Amalthea's crew and while Rayek back on Katra had been very much impressed by the man's skills, the fact that the officer had just over 6 months earlier resigned his fleet commission to be the face of the civilian government's Federation Security made him suspicious as to how the man came to be back with the Fleet once more.  Was this an example of the civilian government spying on Starfleet's activities?  Quite possibly.

"Thank you, Mr. Wessex.  Continue monitoring the planet closely.  Mr. Takima, as much as possible keep the ship's path hidden by the orbits of the neighboring planets.  If they are pre-warp, we need to be sure we aren't seen."

He tapped his commbadge.  =/\= "tr'Lhoell to the Captain.  Sorry to interrupt.  We are just about to enter P161's star system.   I thought you might want to be present.  Also, early scans of the 12th planet show it is likely pre-warp, not warp like we had hoped." =/\=

After having closed the comm with his wife, Rayek looked back to the Chief Engineer.  "Send me a copy of everything you have on the shuttle investigation.  I want to know exactly what caused that overload."
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2021, 02:41:13 AM »

USS Amalthea - Bridge

Mas took a moment to process what the Commander had asked him.  Then he blinked and answered somewhat feebly.

"We've got the craft disassembled and strewn throughout the entirety of Cargo Bay One, and my people are going over it with a fine-haired brush.  We have definitively identified the components which were altered to create the blast.  But we are still narrowing down the methodology used to alter those components.  Software hacking could be involved, forcing behavioral changes to the equipment that sent it outside of designed operating parameters.  The hardware could have been subtly altered remotely via micro-transporter.  Distorted replicator patterns could have been used to create the parts when they were installed... or it could have been in-person sabotage."

That last bit was an especially daunting prospect.  It meant there was probably a saboteur among the shuttle maintenance staff.

As Mas finished his reply, some new sensor readings caught the attention of the Commander, and Mas felt a sense of relief, until the Commander asked for a copy of all investigative files.

"Aye, Sir.  I'll send that now."



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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2021, 08:21:05 AM »
[USS Amalthea - Deck 6 - Commander Moreno's quarters]

=/\= "tr'Lhoell to the Captain.  Sorry to interrupt.  We are just about to enter P161's star system.   I thought you might want to be present.  Also, early scans of the 12th planet show it is likely pre-warp, not warp like we had hoped." =/\=


Tess had just fed her father the last spoon of the soup. As she listened to Rayek, she put the bowl aside and grimaced with disappointment about the news that it was not what they have been looking for. But they probably should be grateful for any distraction from those sombre hours.

 =/\= "I'm on my way." =/\=

She smiled at her father but couldn't help the twinge of guilt she felt for leaving him so soon. She knew the nurse would be back to look after him but Tess didn't want him to be left alone here in the time between that. She lifted her hand to call her brothers who were currently looking after Fvienn. Tess had offered to Phara to take care of her own husband who was still dealing with his more severe injuries from the explosion, even worse than those Rayek had. He almost had ended up like Verlok. So Tess wanted to allow Phara to be at her husband's side.  =/\= "Tamonar", she called her older brother because most of the time Rahul refused to wear his comm badge, "I'm leaving papa now to go back to the bridge. Can you come over here with Rahul and Fvienn?" =/\=

 =/\= "We were just getting ready to come over. We'll be there in a minute." =/\=

Tess got up and took a step closer to Fabiano. "I have to leave now", she said quietly. He hand taking his, she leaned down and gave him a hug and kiss on the cheek. "I will see you later. I love you." Searching his eyes, she gave him another smile and squeezed his hand affectionately. Then she left.





[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

Tess entered the bridge and walked forward to her chair. "So, what do we have here?" She tried to sound like her cheerful self. Maybe it would help the crew to focus on something exciting like discovering a civilization that had been unknown as yet. Even if they couldn't make contact with them because of General Order 1, it was still exciting to see a civilization that had developed independantly so many millions of light years away from Earth and nearby planets. "Pre-warp I've heard. What level of technology do they have? If any."
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2021, 05:23:01 PM »
Death of a fellow crew member was a sad one indeed. Or even those who you care for who are hurting. Even Rojol had kept trying to push the pain away. He started to feel that living was filled with despair. Everywhere one goes there will be death and pain. That's how he had felt.

And missing that Science snoob Verlock was going to be hard to let go. He was not sure why he was having such sad feelings for a Vulan as Verlock. Who knows? It could be some charisma characteristic trait he had.

Wessex the new positive happy new Science officer was a change. Though he figured in time they work together in the future. After all, there were so many people on one starship.

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[Quote from Commander Rayek.

"Thank you, Mr. Wessex.  Continue monitoring the planet closely.  Mr. Takima, as much as possible keep the ship's path hidden by the orbits of the neighboring planets.  If they are pre-warp, we need to be sure we aren't seen."

He placed the coordinates on his console by the First Officer who deserved to be injured more instead of Ensign Lared tr’Movel. Then he was using the sphere grid which had guided him from getting too close. This was fun. It was like sneaking and staying hidden. This must be the high when a cloaked ship was steady and readying for an attack. However, this was not the case. But he could enjoy the feeling of sneaking. 

The reason he felt that way was because he had a heart crush on Tardel who is the daughter of the Chief of Flight. So he too can have a soft spot like Captain Tess on her husband.

Again it was hard when you were on a ship. You see the same faces every day. Eventually you know them by names. Then you figure who gets close to your heart and who does not. If he could program his heart to keep them all away he would. Even Tardel herself. However he believed having Tardel in his heart had given him something to look forward to in the future. He just needs to get her to notice him. He knew he could not do it now, but he could be there for her as a friend. 

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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2021, 11:54:59 PM »
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USS Amalthea - Bridge

Mas took a moment to process what the Commander had asked him.  Then he blinked and answered somewhat feebly.

"We've got the craft disassembled and strewn throughout the entirety of Cargo Bay One, and my people are going over it with a fine-haired brush.  We have definitively identified the components which were altered to create the blast.  But we are still narrowing down the methodology used to alter those components.  Software hacking could be involved, forcing behavioral changes to the equipment that sent it outside of designed operating parameters.  The hardware could have been subtly altered remotely via micro-transporter.  Distorted replicator patterns could have been used to create the parts when they were installed... or it could have been in-person sabotage."

That last bit was an especially daunting prospect.  It meant there was probably a saboteur among the shuttle maintenance staff.

As Mas finished his reply, some new sensor readings caught the attention of the Commander, and Mas felt a sense of relief, until the Commander asked for a copy of all investigative files.

"Aye, Sir.  I'll send that now."
[USS Amalthea - Deck 6 - Commander Moreno's quarters]

 =/\= "I'm on my way." =/\=

Rayek nodded his appreciation of the Chief Engineer's report and would have liked to focus more time on discussing how to proceed with the investigation from there; but for now Rayek had to trust that everything that could be done to determine who the culprit was, was being done - especially as his attention was diverted to the ship's approach on their target star system and the fact that Tess was on her way back to the bridge. 

"Thank you, Lieutenant." he acknowledged the prompt response with yet another nod, before returning to his seat.  It took a conscientious effort not begin reading through the file immediately.  Despite the priority of the investigation, he did need to focus his attention on the hear and now, and their approach towards the P161 system.

From his seat, Rayek looked over the flight path that Rojol had chosen and was impressed with how easily such stealth seemed to come to the pilot.  Rayek considered himself a fair pilot, yet doubted he could have come up with as discreet a flight path as the Lieutenant.  "Excellent work, Mr. Takima.  With skills like yours, we might be able to get within short sensor range without being seen at all.  I'm sure those in the Science and Anthropology department would appreciate the close up look at the planet and its development."



[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

Tess entered the bridge and walked forward to her chair. "So, what do we have here?" She tried to sound like her cheerful self. Maybe it would help the crew to focus on something exciting like discovering a civilization that had been unknown as yet. Even if they couldn't make contact with them because of General Order 1, it was still exciting to see a civilization that had developed independently so many millions of light years away from Earth and nearby planets. "Pre-warp I've heard. What level of technology do they have? If any."

True to her response, it didn't take his wife long to arrive on the bridge.  At hearing the turbolift doors open, Rayek stood up and waited for her to sit before resuming his seat.   Her forced cheerfulness was obvious to any who knew her but he understood her reasons for it so  he went along with it. 

"Mr. Wessex, if you would please give the Captain a summary of the current readings..."  Rayek looked towards the Lieutenant before he settled back into his seat.   Without even realizing it, the Romulan First Officer reached for his PADD and opened the investigation file and began to read while listening to Wessex speak.
 
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2021, 05:23:25 AM »
[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

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True to her response, it didn't take his wife long to arrive on the bridge.  At hearing the turbolift doors open, Rayek stood up and waited for her to sit before resuming his seat.   Her forced cheerfulness was obvious to any who knew her but he understood her reasons for it so  he went along with it. 

"Mr. Wessex, if you would please give the Captain a summary of the current readings..."  Rayek looked towards the Lieutenant before he settled back into his seat.   Without even realizing it, the Romulan First Officer reached for his PADD and opened the investigation file and began to read while listening to Wessex speak.


As Captain t’Lhoell entered the Bridge, it took Paul to remind himself of the dour mood aboard to not give her a broad smile. She, like Commander tr’Lhoell, had been aboard Station Katra when Paul had embarked, and was the station's First Officer and Chief Medical Officer. The disparity between her usually bright deposition and the Commander's sour demeanour was, in some ways, a source of fascination for him, but it was clear they were a happy couple.

But happy was not a word that could be described right now.

Whilst the difference Rayek was difficult to spot, the Captain was notably lower in spirits of late. Getting back to work, Wessex made a start on reacting to his orders. "Aye aye, Commander." he responded, accessing the details on his station and making reasoned interpretations. "Sensors are detecting sporadic EM emissions from the twelfth planet in the system: P161129. From the spectral band, this seems to be artificial in nature; possibly radio. No evidence of graviton or subspace technology. There is significant build-up of noxious chemicals in the atmosphere, matching development curves of early industrial infrastruct..ure...."

He stopped, and frowned, an action that - to some - may have seen unnatural to the usually crease-free face. "Sorry Captain, Commander" he apologised, running some fingers over the Operations station. "We're.." he blinked, and tapped again, "detecting a sharp increase in neutrinos on the surface" he looked up, an expression that approached an apology; had he missed this being a warp culture after all? "There seems to be an antimatter reactor in operation-" He looked down again. "Wait...I'm also detecting fluctuations of chronitons in the mesosphere; and more neutrinos - all very localised; readings almost overlapping."

Fingers ran through his thick, brown hair as he tried to marry the two conflicting sets of data. "Global readings definitely confirm a pre-warp, pre-mechanised culture. But there is an operational antimatter reactor on a small landmass in the upper hemisphere. I can't currently determine the exact nature of chronitons." He thumbed some more commands. "I'm increasing resolution to primary sensors." Hopefully, the Science Teams below decks would be able to use the extra finese to answer some of these questions, but until the Amalthea switched to active scans the ship could only put an ear to the wall rather than peering through the window. But active scans would telegraph their presence to technologies that were comparable to their own.
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2021, 08:28:52 AM »

USS Amalthea - Bridge

The news Wessex delivered regarding the antimatter readings was enough to lift Mas partially out of the gloom of his thoughts. 

"We may be witnessing a technological revolution in action," he suggested.  It was the most optimistic appraisal of what Wessex had discovered.  Then the news of mesosphere returns and chroniton readings settled in.  There was a much more plausible scenario.

"Or... more likely cultural contamination," Mas remarked, more realistically.

It wouldn't be the first time a technologically sophisticated alien ship had crashed on a primitive world.  His shoulders sagged a bit as he realized they weren't going to see a planet undergoing a rare one-in-a-million engineering breakthrough.  He pulled up the latest report from the cargo bay team to see if they'd learned anything new that wasn't yet included in the report he'd sent to Commander Rayek.

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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2021, 10:06:16 AM »
Cmdr Rayek tr'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

Rayek's review of the shuttle investigative results was paused when Wessex unexpectedly reported neutrinos.  The Romulan lowered his PADD and turned his full attention on the Operations office.  "Neutrinos?" he repeated back almost in disbelief, about to ask for the man to rerun the scans but Wessex seemed to recheck his readings and  confirmed what he was seeing.   

At Mas' remark about cultural contamination, Rayek nodded in agreement.  It seemed the most likely case.  The Romulan also knew that Federation policy required that they attempt to minimize the impact of the contamination if possible, especially if the contamination was by a Federation source.

"We need to determine if it is cultural contamination; and if it is, assess if it is containable.  We can either send a probe to the northern hemisphere, risk sending a Type 9 shuttle with an Away Team to investigate the neutrino source, or perhaps in the interest of furthering Federation-Romulan cooperation ask if the RFS Narvasam with it's cloak could be lent for this venture.".
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2021, 03:21:52 AM »
[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

Tess listened to Wessex' report. She was glad to have him on board, with the most recent losses of senior officers, Lieutenant Wessex was most welcome as he was most needed to help out with his experience. That the man began to stutter and to falter in his report had Tess look over at him to the right. What was the matter?

Soon it became clear what had bewildered the man so much and Tess couldn't help the puzzled frown showing on her face. Neutrinos were something that no pre-warp society should be able to generate. But apparently they were there. Tess looked over to Rayek as he repeated that single word, confirming her own thoughts. Lieutenant Molane took them a step further as he drew the most likely conclusions. It felt like the first time that something was able to draw the Lurian out of his sad thoughts over the death of his friend, Verlok. While of course that sadness would be with them for a long time, Tess was glad that this little problem at hand seemed to prove some distraction.

Tess looked to her husband as he came up with a few options how to proceed. She pondered on them for a moment. "I would like to observe a little more first before sending a team down", she replied, indicating that one of those options he offered might come into play eventually. She noted that he had suggested to include the Romulan trading ship into the investigation. It was an unexpected suggestion and Tess had to make up her mind about that. But it was tempting indeed. She looked to the Ops and Science stations, hoping the enhancement of the primary sensors would bring new insights.




Ensign Mitumba sat at the Science station, trying to make the best of the readings they got from the passive sensors of the ship. Lieutenant Wessex' mentioning of chroniton particles had piqued his interest most. And indeed, the increase of resolution of the sensors helped a lot.

"What is that ...?", he mumbled, but coming from a Caitian it sounded more like a low growling. He then raised his voice to be heard by the others. "I'm detectings something strange in the mesosphere. The chroniton particles seem to be extremely clustered in one place, causing a limited temporal distortion."

« Last Edit: September 13, 2021, 09:01:10 AM by Tess tLhoell »
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