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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #120 on: November 30, 2021, 01:46:09 pm »
Captain Tess t'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]


Cmdr Rayek tr'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 8 - Sickbay]

When Nurse Garcia returned with his requested water, Rayek carefully sat up on the biobed in order to drink.   From this more upright position, while the nurse was fetching him a PADD, Rayek was able to look over towards the shelves and counter area where Padrini had been standing earlier.  Rayek was looking for a specific hypospray that might have been left lying on the counter.  Had Padrini really prepped a sedative with the intent to use it on his Romulan XO?  Fortunately for Padrini, Rayek wasn't able to verify such an hypospray's existence.

Soon enough the nurse returned with a PADD and Rayek thanked her again before seeming to lay back on the biobed to rest.  In actuality, he was bidding his time for the nurse to leave, before opening the PADD to access the ship's security cameras.  This was harder to do since his hands shook with light tremors.  He assumed it was a physical reaction to the chelation - removing the toxin from his body.   

With his authorization codes eventually entered he was able have the Bridge video feed showing on his PADD with the audio going straight to his surgically inserted in-ear comm.  This way he could know what was going on.



Rayek first looked over the bridge from the angle of the viewscreen - observing Tess head on as she spoke to Tordel questioning something found by the cadet who manned Operations presently.  Curious, Rayek opened another screen on his PADD to access bridge console data and had the cadet's workstation screen mirrored to his PADD, even as the cadet answered.

"It's the radiation readings we are picking up through the temporal anomaly ma'am... they've altered." Tordel stated before expanding on that statement.  "Prior to the away team's return, the radiation contained a faint yet specific 'marker' that is rather common to anti-matter fuel found in Federation warp-core engines."

She called up on her screen the current radiation specs.  "The sensor readings now... don't show that marker - at all.  Even though the radiation levels are actually higher."

Rayek's eyebrow shot up as he interpreted that to mean that all they had managed to do was remove the evidence that the Federation probe had had any part in this planet's creation of atomic weaponry.  They hadn't stopped the path to destruction at all.  Fvadt!

He flipped back to the security camera view but in doing so his shakey fingers switched camera views accidentally, to show the main viewscreen instead of Tess.  What he saw on the screen - the tactical maneuverings of what seemed like a vast air force, had his blood run cold -  every major city was targeted.   While he'd heard Tordel stating as much to the Captain back when he was just waking from Sickbay... the sheer number of aircraft called on for this task was beyond imagining.

Rayek tapped behind his ear to open a private comm to Tess.  =/\= "Privacy mode" =/\=  he selected. This would keep the transmission from going 'open air' via a comm badge and instead seek either transmission via a headset, ear buds or as last recourse text message to the individual's PADD. 

=/\= "Rayek to Tess. I have eyes on the planetary situation.  What are you planning to do?" =/\=


At Tordel's report Tess' face was one of deep devastation. Their efforts had been in vain in regards to possibly saving the planet. It almost was like it was the planet's population's fate to be destroyed no matter if they interfered or not. It was hard for her to look at the view screen where she saw what was probably the whole armed fleet of the future society, directing their weapons at their own ancestors - and ultimately against themselves. Her mind went on going to the thought of disregarding the Prime Directive. But she knew that was not really an option.

A knot started to form in her stomach as she pondered what to order next. That was when she heard Rayek's voice in the earpiece - she eventually had been convinced by her husband to get one. Her eyes went wide and were drawn away from the main view screen as she listened to what he was saying. "Rayek", she said quietly, clear surprise in her voice. "What do you mean you have eyes on the planetary situation?" It was then that it dawned on her. She knew of his habit of accessing the video feeds of the places he was working on. Had he found a way to access the bridge's video feed? She lowered her voice a little more. "Ciccino, you should be resting", she said trying to sound firm but she was concerned. And since he had already asked, she answered his question. "I'm pondering if there is anything we can do. The way I see it, our hands are tied." She took a deep breath. "But I will be fine. Get the rest you need", she tried to convince him.
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #121 on: December 01, 2021, 01:03:28 am »
Cmdr Rayek tr'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 8 - Sickbay]

Captain Tess t'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]


At Tordel's report Tess' face was one of deep devastation. Their efforts had been in vain in regards to possibly saving the planet. It almost was like it was the planet's population's fate to be destroyed no matter if they interfered or not. It was hard for her to look at the view screen where she saw what was probably the whole armed fleet of the future society, directing their weapons at their own ancestors - and ultimately against themselves. Her mind went on going to the thought of disregarding the Prime Directive. But she knew that was not really an option.

A knot started to form in her stomach as she pondered what to order next. That was when she heard Rayek's voice in the earpiece - she eventually had been convinced by her husband to get one. Her eyes went wide and were drawn away from the main view screen as she listened to what he was saying. "Rayek", she said quietly, clear surprise in her voice. "What do you mean you have eyes on the planetary situation?" It was then that it dawned on her. She knew of his habit of accessing the video feeds of the places he was working on. Had he found a way to access the bridge's video feed? She lowered her voice a little more. "Ciccino, you should be resting", she said trying to sound firm but she was concerned. And since he had already asked, she answered his question. "I'm pondering if there is anything we can do. The way I see it, our hands are tied." She took a deep breath. "But I will be fine. Get the rest you need", she tried to convince him.

Despite his wife's question as to what he meant by 'eyes on the planetary situation', when he switched back to the view of her... dawning realization was evident in her expression.  Of course, that prompted her to remind him that he should be resting.  A reminder to which he was about to reply... that he would get no rest while this was on his mind... Tess should know that of him by now.   But before he could justify his round-about-means of being present, Tess chose to answer his own question first. 

That she felt constrained - by the Prime Directive no doubt - mirrored his own thoughts. 

That one piece of Starfleet legislation had always troubled Rayek.  It had held him back during his initial enlistment, as his Starfleet instructors would not pass him through the Mars Academy until Rayek could demonstrate his acceptance of the Prime Directive.   Rayek had needed to take that one class over - three times - in order to pass it.   A Technical Services 'bootcamp' of what should have be 6 months... ended up more like 2 years because of a single concept - that even now he struggled with. 

=/\= "But they only developed that technological capability because they discovered the probe..." =/\= Rayek pointed out, trying to justify their continued involvement.   

=/\= "It's wrong to merely sit back and watch.  Yes, we retrieved the probe.  But obviously, it wasn't soon enough.  Do we not still have an obligation to prevent this tragedy from occurring?" =/\=

Rayek couldn't help but compare this situation with that of his home planet.  Starfleet and the Federation had withheld crucial aid to his people in the form of ships to aid in the exodus of Romulus just prior to Hobus going nova despite the many official requests for aid.  True, that was not due to the Prime Directive, but it seemed Starfleet mandate to offer aid to those who ask for it was conveniently ignored when it benefited them... so why not this rule?
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #122 on: December 01, 2021, 02:51:12 pm »
Captain Tess t'Lhoell
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Tess had not expected Rayek to talk back to her in this. He said everything that would sway her to the thing she wanted to do too, deep down. Having her own husband and First Officer say this, threatened to break her resolve to adhere to the Federation Rules. To view this as the exception every rule had.

The long silence that followed after his words gave away how much Tess was fighting with that inner conflict.  =/\=  =/\="Rayek ..." =/\=, she eventually said very quietly, almost pleading.  =/\= "We are not to interfere with pre-warp populations. Maybe our retreival wasn't soon enough. But apparently this population strives to create weapons of mass destruction, with or without the technology gained from the probe. It seems to be their fate."  =/\= She knew Rayek didn't believe in fate. Tess did believe that sometimes there were things beyond their control that would happen no matter what they did.

 =/\= "We might even cause more harm if we interfere. What if they challenge us? Are we going to go into a war with a pre-warp civilization? I cannot take that risk." =/\= The tone in her voice at the end there was not at all determined but had a slightly questioning tone in it.
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #123 on: December 03, 2021, 12:43:32 am »
Cmdr Rayek tr'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 8 - Sickbay]

Captain Tess t'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

Tess had not expected Rayek to talk back to her in this. He said everything that would sway her to the thing she wanted to do too, deep down. Having her own husband and First Officer say this, threatened to break her resolve to adhere to the Federation Rules. To view this as the exception every rule had.

The long silence that followed after his words gave away how much Tess was fighting with that inner conflict.   =/\="Rayek ..." =/\=, she eventually said very quietly, almost pleading.  =/\= "We are not to interfere with pre-warp populations. Maybe our retrieval wasn't soon enough. But apparently this population strives to create weapons of mass destruction, with or without the technology gained from the probe. It seems to be their fate."  =/\= She knew Rayek didn't believe in fate. Tess did believe that sometimes there were things beyond their control that would happen no matter what they did.

 =/\= "We might even cause more harm if we interfere. What if they challenge us? Are we going to go into a war with a pre-warp civilization? I cannot take that risk." =/\= The tone in her voice at the end there was not at all determined but had a slightly questioning tone in it.

His name spoken in plea had Rayek wishing he could be beside his wife rather than on a Sickbay bed.   He heard the uncertainty in her voice and knew with but a gentle nudge he could convince Tess to do the right thing.   The right thing being to intervene and prevent genocide by disobeying the Prime Directive. 

Yet Rayek knew Tess was pleading for his support; not for him to push her over to a more morally correct decision.  She had a directive to follow and by maintaining that she was not at fault for what might follow; but if she broke with that, the blame for whatever was to come after would be laid at her feet.  Most likely, afterwards, she would be reprimanded, possibly even stripped of her command - much like how he had been when he did the right thing and protected the station. 

Worse yet, if even one life was lost on the Amalthea due to getting involved, or even the life of one of the inhabitants - say the ship needed to defend itself and shot down an aircraft - that life would then be on her conscience.  Tess, for all her command training and fighting capabilities abilities, was at heart a healer.   His questioning her decision to abide by the Prime Directive must be so painful for her... it made him wish to be supportive instead.

Rayek stared down at the tactical map his PADD was displaying.  The thoroughness of the planned attack was impressive.  Fast forward 300 years and such ruthless people would be troublesome if they ever did make it to warp.  Perhaps it was best they wipe themselves out now?

It wasn't a pleasant thought but it allowed him to be at peace with not getting involved.

=/\= "You are, as always, correct, e'lev.  I apologize for doubting what must be." =/\= he spoke quietly over the comm. 
=/\= "I am with you in this.  Always." =/\=
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #124 on: December 03, 2021, 06:53:01 am »
Captain Tess t'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]


While Tess waited for Rayek to respond to her, she realized very much that this was a no-win-scenario. Her conscience would be burdened either way. With not interfering she might have the reassurance to have stuck to the Federation's most valued rule - but to just watch a whole planet destroy itself would not let her go so easily.

But still, Rayek's words of course had an impact on her. She started to chew on her lower lip in thought, waiting to see what Rayek would say now. Sub-consciously she was hoping for another argument against not interfering.

When he supported her initial decision, though, Tess was relieved for that.  =/\= "Thank you." =/\= Her words came out in a choked whisper that gave away how much the pressure of making such a decision got to her. But it meant very very much to her that Rayek supported her in this.


"Ma'am", Tordel spoke up from her station, dismay clear in her voice, "we're registering the ships firing up their weapons."

Tess felt a stab of pain in her heart when she saw her brother, sitting at the Helm, turned around in his seat and looked at her in disbelief. "Do something! We can't just let them destroy themselves! A whole planet!"

Tess swallowed hard and then risked a glance around the bridge to the other young officers sitting and waiting tensely. This was another reason she had be strong. It was her responsibility to be exemplary for the young crew that served under her.

"It might seem irresponsible to not interfere in this", Tess began to speak, trying her best to sound strong. "I want to remind all of you that we are bound to hold up the Prime Directive at all costs. To quote one of the greatest Captains in Starfleet history, who said, 'The Prime Directive is not just a set of rules; it is a philosophy… and a very correct one. History has proven again and again that whenever mankind interferes with a less developed civilization, no matter how well intentioned that interference may be, the results are invariably disastrous.'." She paused as she looked around, her eyes finally settling on her brother. "We are not out here to play god - neither in a good nor in a bad way. There is no way for us to foresee in what an interference of ours will result - it might be loss of more lives than what it is now; now or in the future."

While she spoke the first strikes began to hit the planet's surface. Tess glanced to the view screen, barely able to look at the tragedy unfolding.
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #125 on: December 04, 2021, 12:43:05 am »
Cmdr Rayek tr'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 8 - Sickbay]

Captain Tess t'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

While Tess waited for Rayek to respond to her, she realized very much that this was a no-win-scenario. Her conscience would be burdened either way. With not interfering she might have the reassurance to have stuck to the Federation's most valued rule - but to just watch a whole planet destroy itself would not let her go so easily.

But still, Rayek's words of course had an impact on her. She started to chew on her lower lip in thought, waiting to see what Rayek would say now. Sub-consciously she was hoping for another argument against not interfering.

When he supported her initial decision, though, Tess was relieved for that.  =/\= "Thank you." =/\= Her words came out in a choked whisper that gave away how much the pressure of making such a decision got to her. But it meant very very much to her that Rayek supported her in this.


"Ma'am", Tordel spoke up from her station, dismay clear in her voice, "we're registering the ships firing up their weapons."

Tess felt a stab of pain in her heart when she saw her brother, sitting at the Helm, turned around in his seat and looked at her in disbelief. "Do something! We can't just let them destroy themselves! A whole planet!"

Tess swallowed hard and then risked a glance around the bridge to the other young officers sitting and waiting tensely. This was another reason she had be strong. It was her responsibility to be exemplary for the young crew that served under her.

"It might seem irresponsible to not interfere in this", Tess began to speak, trying her best to sound strong. "I want to remind all of you that we are bound to hold up the Prime Directive at all costs. To quote one of the greatest Captains in Starfleet history, who said, 'The Prime Directive is not just a set of rules; it is a philosophy… and a very correct one. History has proven again and again that whenever mankind interferes with a less developed civilization, no matter how well intentioned that interference may be, the results are invariably disastrous.'." She paused as she looked around, her eyes finally settling on her brother. "We are not out here to play god - neither in a good nor in a bad way. There is no way for us to foresee in what an interference of ours will result - it might be loss of more lives than what it is now; now or in the future."

While she spoke the first strikes began to hit the planet's surface. Tess glanced to the view screen, barely able to look at the tragedy unfolding.

Tess' choked whisper thanking him made Rayek wish he could wrap his arms about her and protect her from the harsh decisions of command.  But the truth was, she was better at it than he, and his best role had always been one of support.  It frustrated him that when she needed him the most, he was barred from her.  Or so he first thought.

But as he clenched his fist, Rayek suddenly grew aware that his strength had returned almost as fast as it as originally waned.  The chelation was working swiftly.  And he believed for a moment optimistically, that it might be possible for him to be discharged from Sickbay before that massacre began.  But time was not his friend.  No sooner had he had that thought than Tordel's announcement was made that the aircraft were powering their weapons.


"Fvadt!" the expletive escaped him.   No.  There was no way that he would remain in Sickbay while his wife dealt with this all on her own.  Yes, she had  made her decision and chosen to have the Amalthea not get involved but that didn't lessen the pressure that Tess was under - it in fact would weigh heavier on her each moment after the first weapons strike.  She needed his support - to provide reassurance that the decision made had been necessary.

Benjin's reaction only proved Rayek's point.  The recovering Romulan lifted his determined gaze from the screen of his PADD to look over Sickbay.  While he'd been speaking to Tess over the comm, others had arrived.  Rayek spotted Mitumba being lead into a private examination room by Ensign Garcia.  There was no sign of Padrini.  There was never going to be a better opportunity.

Rayek was fortunate that his treatment didn't require any bulky or immovable equipment, so that  as he turned and slid himself off the bed cautiously, there was nothing he needed to unplug or drag with him as headed for the Sickbay exit. 

From Bridge feed audio still being sent to his ear comm, Rayek heard Tess begin a reply.  Something about her tone with those first few words, had him recognizing this was one of those Command moments where words of profound wisdom were shared.  That Tess had the ability to make this a learning moment for those junior officers witnessing this - only spoke more to her undeniable command abilities.

Her words as she quoted a saying that perhaps Rayek should know but didn't - he was Romulan after all - only spurred him to a faster pace as he left Sickbay.  Thankfully, ship designers had put the turbolift quite closed to the Sickbay entrance so the didn't have far to go.  He was in the lift and calling out his destination - the Bridge - before Tess was even done speaking. Even so, Rayek could hear the explosions over the comm.

The doors to the lift opened onto the Bridge and Rayek exiting could see the the plumes of the first strike blossoming on the viewer.  The whole planet was alight with explosions. 

Rayek moved without a word to stand beside Tess' chair, placing his hand on her seat back in such a way that all she would need to do is lean back and they could be in physical contact. That way he could show his support and lessen her burden.
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #126 on: December 04, 2021, 11:18:38 am »
Captain Tess t'Lhoell
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Had it been hard for her to look at the view screen at first, Tess now found herself unable to tear her eyes away as the planet descended into destruction. Every muscle in her body was tensed up, her face petrified. A movement in the corner of her eye had her turn her head to the side and she looked up at Rayek. She had been so lost in her own head that she had not heard him entering the bridge. Their eyes met for a moment, her facial features softening. She was grateful that he was here. But of course, the thought following immediately was concerned about his health and she looked at him with her doctor's eyes. He looked much better than before even if not fully back to normal yet of course. He seemed to be able to stand steady on his feet, but she did pick up on the slight shaking of his hand that rested at his side.

She leaned back in the chair while still looking up at him. "You should get more rest", she said very quietly so that barely anyone except him would pick on her words. It wasn't said very insisting; rather her doctor's instinct to care for the patient who also was her husband. She was surprised Padrini had let him go but on the other hand she knew that Rayek would not let anyone or anything stop him when he wanted something. And she truly was grateful that he was here.

Her gaze returned to the view screen. The planet was engulfed in smoke, consumed by destruction. At the science console, the amount of detectable life signs were plummeting.
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #127 on: December 05, 2021, 01:45:26 am »
Cmdr Rayek tr'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

Captain Tess t'Lhoell
[USS Amalthea - Deck 4 - Bridge]

Had it been hard for her to look at the view screen at first, Tess now found herself unable to tear her eyes away as the planet descended into destruction. Every muscle in her body was tensed up, her face petrified. A movement in the corner of her eye had her turn her head to the side and she looked up at Rayek. She had been so lost in her own head that she had not heard him entering the bridge. Their eyes met for a moment, her facial features softening. She was grateful that he was here. But of course, the thought following immediately was concerned about his health and she looked at him with her doctor's eyes. He looked much better than before even if not fully back to normal yet of course. He seemed to be able to stand steady on his feet, but she did pick up on the slight shaking of his hand that rested at his side.

She leaned back in the chair while still looking up at him. "You should get more rest", she said very quietly so that barely anyone except him would pick on her words. It wasn't said very insisting; rather her doctor's instinct to care for the patient who also was her husband. She was surprised Padrini had let him go but on the other hand she knew that Rayek would not let anyone or anything stop him when he wanted something. And she truly was grateful that he was here.

Her gaze returned to the view screen. The planet was engulfed in smoke, consumed by destruction. At the science console, the amount of detectable life signs were plummeting.

That the first words out of her mouth after his arrival was regarding his need for rest had him sighing softly.   His hand moved to brush ever so discreetly against her neck and he gave her shoulder a supportive squeeze when she leaned back in her chair.  "I'm needed here - more."

He was interrupted from continuing his justification for staying, by Cadet t'Movel at Ops.  "Sirs, the chroniton levels of the temporal anomaly are beginning to drop.  Should I recall our probe?" 

A decrease in chroniton levels might indicate that the anomaly was going to close or become unstable.   

Rayek answered.  "Yes.  We don't want to have to return to collect another misplaced probe 100 years in the future."

Turning then to where Benjin sat at the Helm, Rayek briefly wondered where Rojol was.. but then realized that the Romulan pilot had probably gotten delayed in Sickbay like Mitumba, due to their radiation exposure. 

"Helm, plot course to exit the system.  We will leave as soon as our probe is aboard."  There was no need for Tess to punish herself and stay any longer than necessary watching the continued destruction.
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Re: S1M4 - Autopoiesis
« Reply #128 on: December 06, 2021, 11:06:06 am »
Captain's log.

The society of Planet P-161129 is destroyed, done by their own descendants, at that. It was a hard decision to follow the prime directive and not interfere but necessary given the circumstances.
The probe was successfully recovered. The crew will spend the next few days analyzing its data. We hope to gain information about the reason for the crash and possibly how this society, which was still far pre-warp, was able to take advantage of the antimatter reactor.

Perhaps the probe will also contain information about the planet and its inhabitants, so that it will at least be preserved in Federation libraries and not be forgotten.

End Log.
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