U.S.S. Sentinel - 11502.23, Mission #30

"The Endless"


 

On the planet's surface, Commander Stradiot and her away team have found a handful of Klingons beneath the surface, working away at the consoles arraying in the large chambers they've stumbled upon while in orbit the Captain has had a run-in with a rather brusque Klingon named BratH. Is he a bystander, or something more, perhaps the originiator of all of these problems?

Meanwhile, a hundred lightyears away on Starbase 123, Ensign Terell and Cadet Taev prepare for their departure in a handful of weeks time, enjoying the free moments they get.

 

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<CO_Capt_Parker>

::sitting in The Big Chair(tm):: OPS: How much time left, Lieutenant?

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

@::Backing away slowly with the commander::

 

<XO_Cmdr_Stradiot>

@::Signals to stay silent and just listen::

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

@::Opens up his tricorder, and tries getting long range recording of what they're saying.::

 

ACTION: The Klingons speak in their harsh and gutteral home language, but the UT has no problems decoding what they say. Conversation seems to be heading towards the device that this room controls, and how to bring it back online again.

 

ACTION: A page goes out across Starbase 123. "Cadet Taev, please report to Main Engineering. Cadet Taev, Main Engineering."

 

<AUX_Ens_Terell>

#::Goes up to a public terminal and brings up the ship arrival roster for the station:: Computer: How long until the Sentinel arrives?

 

<ENG_Cadet_Taev>

#:: Steps out of the workshop, puts away his figurine, and heads into a brightly lit hall::

 

<XO_Cmdr_Stradiot>

@::Keeps listening to try and figure out any more about this device::

 

#<Computer>AUX: Current estimates put the USS Sentinel at twenty-one days out, Ensign.

 

<AUX_Ens_Terell>

Self: 3 weeks.. ok fine. More time to study up...

 

<OPS_Lt_Baudin>

CO: I am watching the clock, sir. Twenty minutes. I still have them ready to beam up at any moment.

 

<ENG_Cadet_Taev>

#:: Walks briskly to the turbolift, wincing in annoyance at the door noise::

 

<AUX_Ens_Terell>

<#>

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

@::Listens carefully. Trying to pick out key information.::

 

<ENG_Cadet_Taev>

#:: Comes to attention in Main Engineering::

 

<AUX_Ens_Terell>

#::walks over to the replimat and sits down at one of the tables, and dumps a pile of PADDs in front of her, settling in. Flags down a waiter::

 

ACTION: Two of the Klingons work together over one of the holographic consoles - they seem to have worked it out well enough - and discuss the energy overload experienced last time.

 

<CO_Capt_Parker>

::nods:: OPS: Very well. The last thing we need  is BratH breathing down our necks again.  Although I am curiouss ship.

 

#<CEO_Valentina>

::looks up from her work and grins:: ENG: Ah, Cadet, glad you could join me. I understand you're heading to the Sentinel when she gets in?

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

@::Under his breath:: Self: I bledy knew it. I Bledy knew they activated it.....

 

<ENG_Cadet_Taev>

#:: Nods curtly, waiting::

 

<Computer>CO: The Klingon Negh'var-class dreadnaught has inferior defensive capabilities compared to the Sovereign-class cruiser, though offensive capabilities are superior by a factor of three.

 

<XO_Cmdr_Stradiot>

@::Mutters softly in Klingon and signals to head back to the first room and starts walking back::

 

<CO_Capt_Parker>

::frowns::

 

#<CEO_Valentina>

ENG: I've got the schematics for the Quantum Slipstream drive we'll be installing when she arrives and I wanted you to look over the specs. We need to match the driver coil frequencies in the secondary and tertiary plasma conduits exactly, or normal drive operations will be compromised.

 

<AUX_Ens_Terell>

#::buries herself in a PADD covering Romulan history, looks up absentmindedly as a waiter comes wandering over:: Waiter: hm.. let's go with a Raktajino, cream, no sugar.

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

@::Chuckles lightly.:: XO: I heard that..... and I hear that. ::Backs up slowly towards the other room. Keeping an eye on the Klingons.::

 

ACTION: The Away Team make their silent retreat, the Klingons none-the-wiser.

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

@XO: We have about 15 minutes left ma'am....

 

ACTION: The OPS console lights up with a signal from the Artur, that they've completed their operations and are transporting their team back to the ship.

 

<OPS_Lt_Baudin>

CO: Sir, the Artur is done, their away team packing up and heading back.

 

ACTION: A page comes out over the Starbase comm system again. "Ensign Terell, please report to Briefing Room Twelve. Ensign Terell, Briefing Room Twelve."

 

<ENG_Cadet_Taev>

#CEO: Yes Chief, monitoring the phase variance is best done with the proper algorithm.  Since the USS Sentinel is a new ship, I'm sure the plasma conduits are in pristine shape, right?  Frequency harmonics are part of the safety ratings and there is a chart I'll double-check.

 

<CO_Capt_Parker>

OPS: Very well, Lieutenant. Signal Commander Stradiott our territory.

 

<XO_Cmdr_Stradiot>

@::Nods and taps her combadge:: *CO*: Captain...We've found a room with a sort of device being worked on by Klingons down here. They had an energy overload recently. I can assume that this might be what caused our ships blackout.

 

<ENG_Cadet_Taev>

#:: takes the schematics, happy to be given some worthwhile work::

 

<AUX_Ens_Terell>

#::reading.. "Vulcan-Romulan war, year 901 - 1001...", finally hears her name being called:: Self: woops.. ::begins packing up PADDs, heads to Briefing room 12::

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

@Self: This looks like a job for SI.

 

<CO_Capt_Parker>

*XO*: I hear you, Commander.  Take whatever scans you have, and transport back to the ship. Wes see if BratH answers.  And signal to the Artur fair winds and following seas.  Bid them safety on their journey elsewhere.

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

XO: Y'know, I always wondered if you continued the sentence on the other side of transport....now I know. ::Laughs.::

 

<Admiral_Ren>

#::smiles happily, nodding:: AUX: I'm glad to hear it. The Sentinel will be pushing past explored space a week or two after leaving, and who knows what will be out there? New civilizations, new life, and you'll be right there experiencing it!

 

<XO_Cmdr_Stradiot>

::Nods after rematerializing:: SCI: I know...I don't think we should just let this go either. Let's go to the bridge and start analyzing. ::Smiles:: I had that same question as an ensign myself.

 

<OPS_Lt_Baudin>

::shoots off a safe journey message to Artur and rings up merry old BratH:: CO: Hopefully he will pick up this time around.

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

XO: Aye ma'am, I'm sure the captain will be interested to hear what we saw. :: Steps forward, opening the door, motioning the commander:: Ladies first.

 

<XO_Cmdr_Stradiot>

::Smiles:: SCI: Why thank you, Ensign. ::Walks past him and towards the TL::

 

ACTION: After a few moments, BratH shimmers into view on the screen scowling. "I hope you have good news for me, Captain?"

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

::Follows behind the commander.::

 

<AUX_Ens_Terell>

#Admiral: I'm excited to learn about them ::sips tea:: new languages, new cultures ::smiles::

 

<CO_Capt_Parker>

::Grins:: BratH: I do, Brigadier.  The Artur should be going to warp momentarily and we will be right behind her.  I am curious about the device your people have on the surface, however.  Must be powerful, given the effects it had on our power systems when we arrived.  Are you sure you donll let my scientists look over our scans and see what they come up with. If itm sure we official.. channels.  Sentinel out.

 

<CO_Capt_Parker>

::motions to cut the comm::

 

<XO_Cmdr_Stradiot>

::Steps onto the bridge:: CO: We miss the party?

 

ACTION: The comm is cut, but BratH's smirking face shows that he was impressed little, if at all, but the Federation bluster.

 

<OPS_Lt_Baudin>

::cuts off:: CO: Sir, the Artur is going to take on some of our more greviously injured personnel. I'm arranging for the transport to go through. Almost a shame to lose Commander York...almost.

 

<Admiral_Ren>

#::nods:: AUX: You do at that, I believe the Sentinel has been held up with a humanitarian mission. Such is life, it seems.

 

<ENG_Cadet_Taev>

#:: taps his foot irritably, then sighs and grabs a toolkit to fix the turbolift door's linear actuators on level 9.  It definitely sounded out like it was binding, probably on the interior rail.  It shouldn't take too long...::

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

::Steps out after the commander and makes his way to the SCI console to upload his findings.::  All: The Empires causing bledy trouble again....

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

::The information downloads from the PADD to SCI, colates, then brings up the finding on the Tricorder screen.:: Self: Hmmmmm.

 

<CO_Capt_Parker>

OPS: It is, Lieutenant, but if hell approve the transfer.

 

<AUX_Ens_Terell>

#Admiral: Sounds interesting. What sort of mission?.. that is, if it's not classified

 

<OPS_Lt_Baudin>

SCI: Is there ever a time the Empire does not stir up trouble?

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

OPS: Oh....been a long time.

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

CO: Cap'n. I have the information from our scans sir....

 

ACTION: The Sentinel makes final transports, the Artur then signalling its departure before it begins to move out of orbit slowly, headed back for Federation space.

 

<XO_Cmdr_Stradiot>

::Takes her seat and listens::

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

CO: Yer no' gonna like what I have to say.... ::Shakes his head.::

 

<Admiral_Ren>

#::nods, tapping a few buttons and sliding over the PADD:: AUX: Just a little relief mission on a Klingon world, nothing too exciting.

 

<AUX_Ens_Terell>

#::looks at the PADD, scanning over the mission details::

 

<CO_Capt_Parker>

SCI: Ill see it in your report, Ensign. ::walks forward of the Conn and looks back at the NAV:: NAV: Set a course for Starbase 123, Ensign.  Warp 8.

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

CO: Our scans reveal that there is some form of power generator down there. And coincidentally they mentioned a overload of some kind of emitter or somethin'. Judging by the dissipation of energy, it happen right about the time we lost power....

 

<OPS_Lt_Baudin>

CO: Looks like the Brigadier's ship has recloaked going into a lower orbit. ::shakes head:: It is not our problem any longer, it seems...

 

<XO_Cmdr_Stradiot>

SCI: Do you think the overload discharge shut down our ship? Or was it the purpose of the device to shut it down?

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

CO: But aye sir. There'll be more in my report.

 

<CO_Capt_Parker>

ALL: As much as I would love it to be, itve been asked to leave, so we will.

 

<AUX_Ens_Terell>

#Admiral: Ah, H'atoria. interesting

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

XO: I'll have to look into the information. See if I can work out the purpose of the device. It may have been accidental....either way it's still dangerous.

 

<OPS_Lt_Baudin>

::has to wonder again if 31 has some eyes on the ground or any interest in this::

 

<ENG_Cadet_Taev>

#:: reaches the door with the swoosh/whine and takes it apart.  Alone, the puzzle pieces are soothing.  Bright metal bits to clean, let's you think without distractions.

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

XO: Like the advent of Dynamite on Earth.

 

<XO_Cmdr_Stradiot>

::Nods::

 

<CO_Capt_Parker>

NAV: When youll be in the Ready Room. ::rises and proceeds towards the RR::

 

<ENG_Cadet_Taev>

#:: As he works, the harmonics chart is compared to Slip-stream performance characteristics.  The numbers are similar, but the trouble seems to always come down to the junctions, not the lines themselves.  The frequency oscillations spike at the termination blocks.  Wear patterns would lead to stress concentrations.  The CEO could get a clear pass on the plasma lines, but....::

 

<SCI_Ens_Hamlet>

OPS: I know. But it is our solemn duty as scientists to try.

 

<XO_Cmdr_Stradiot>

CO: Aye, Captain.

 

<ENG_Cadet_Taev>

#:: finishes the door, hopes no one saw him working like a space cadet.  He'll need that workstation to write the report.::

 

<AUX_Ens_Terell>

#Admiral: Of course, Admiral. ::smiles, begins collecting up her PADDs before she exits the room::

 

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