U.S.S. Atlantis - 11408.27, Mission #1014

"Azure-Te"


 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

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<VAdmBlackthorne>

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<VAdmBlackthorne>

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<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: sitting back at OPS ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

*SCI*  Wright to T'Lira.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: center of the bridge, reading a PADD with updates ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: at Scienc with Wright, working on calculations ::

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

:: rounds the corner to Shuttle Bay 1, where the next wave of crush cans will be arriving shortly. There he finds several medical teams waiting. After walking through the door, Tav steps to the left and stands against the wall, out of the way for the moment. ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: flying back up from the station, watching the pressure gauge drop as she chats with the miner she rescued ::

 

<SCI_Cdt_TLira>

::taps commbadge:: *CSO* T'Lira here, sir.

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

::Stands behind the captain with his arms crossed behind his back, staring at the viewscreen, watching the operation::

 

<SCI_Cdt_TLira>

::steps into turbolift, realizing she is late to the bridge::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

*SCI*  Please report to the Bridge.  I have something I need your help with.

 

<SCI_Cdt_TLira>

*CSO* On my way, sir.

 

<SCI_Cdt_TLira>

::turbolift arrives at bridge and she steps out, quickly making her way to Lt. Wright::

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

:: Having double checked the theoretical design and found it theoretically sound as well as reasonably doable to fabricate, forwards the virtual schematics he's been working on to Science.  It's basically a magnetic grappler assembly more or less lifted from the old NX schematics, with the addition of a basic targeting system, complete with pre-programmed

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

CO: Admiral sir, what are your orders? With the Lieutenant and the Commander working away at the calculations for the convection current and subspace bubble, I have found myself without any purpose on the bridge.

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

coordinates, all hanging from the underside of a balloon roughly a third the size those typically used by the station. ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: turns back to the Ensign, slightly amused :: ENG: Go back to Engineering and ask the Chief.

 

<SCI_Cdt_TLira>

CSO: You requested my presence, sir?

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

*CSO* Quinn to Wright.  I've sent you a little something.  Send down enough of these, and it should give you some lift.  No propulsion of their own, of course.  They'd need to be towed in by crush can.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Miner: I will say that you may just owe me another of those Rezlik/Faskrut combo drinks.

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

::nods and relaxes a little:: CO: Thankyou sir.

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

Miner>

Get the holding tank put back in here, and I'll be happy to.  Paycheck doesn't come from nowhere, you know.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: holds up a finger in a gesture meant to ask T'Lira to wait a moment, and taps her communicator with her other hand. ::  *CEO* Acknowledged.  Thanks for the quick work, Quinn.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: listens to the comm next to Wright ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Miner: I am certain we can take care of that.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: smirks and returns to his PADD as the hurried operations continue :::

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

::Turns to leave and approaches the turbolift, but thinks to himself before leaving and turns to T'kirr and Wright:: XO&CSO: Is there anything that either of you need from me before I make my way to engineering?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: picks up a PADD and flips through the schematics sent by Quinn ::  Self:  Yes, I think this will do nicely.  T'Kirr:  Would you like to review them, Commander? :: hands the PADD to T'Kirr ::

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

*CSO* ::Chuckles::  Well, there's designing it, and there's building it.  But give it the go ahead, and I'll put some crews to work on it.  I should add, I'm a little iffy on just how much inflation we can get down there.  This may be something to consider trying as a Stage 2 sort of thing.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: takes the PADD and looks it over ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: sees Atlantis come into view through the storm clouds ::: And there we are.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Is this considering the grappler?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

ENG:  Do you know if the crush cans have anything the grapplers can be linked to for towing?

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

CSO:

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

XO:  Aye, Sir.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: nods and hands it back :: CSO: It appears sound. We should begin testing.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

*Atlantis* Atlantis, Firefly. Rescue fleet requesting docking clearance.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

( ^landing clearancee)

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: takes the PADD, turns to T'Lira, and apologetically holds up a finger again ::  *NAV*  Firefly, you're clear to land.  Can your group sort yourself out for docking order?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

*CSO* Aye, we can. Thank you, Lieutenant.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: works out a sequence and quickly disseminates it to the fleet ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

*CEO*  Firefly and team are inbound to the bay, please make sure personnel are clear.

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

*CSO* They've got a low grade tractor beam.  Long as they go easy, it should do.

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

CSO: Yes, in fact I believe there is a section of the outer hull that we could connect a system like that to.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: Nods at Ilaihr ::  ENG:  Excellent.  I think that's all I need for now.  Thank you for your assistance.

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

*CSO* We are all outside the deliniated danger areas.

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

CSO: Anytime lieutenant, it's good to still be useful. ::Smiles and enters the turbolift:: Computer: Computer my dear, Engineering.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: Turns back to T'Lira ::  SCI:  Please accept my apologies.  :: hands her the PADD ::  These are schematics for a magnetic grappler that we're hoping to use to attach new balloons to the station.  I'd like you to handle the testing of these devices and report back to me.

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

McKnight>

::Walks into the interrogation room, whistling "For Those In Peril On The Sea" and carrying a steaming mug of raktajino, slides into his seat, and takes a silent look across the table, where a blue strip across the middle indicates the forcefield separating him from the detainee. ::  Sorry to leave you waiting.  You may have noticed, it's been busy.

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

McKnight>

So...may as well start this off properly.  Would you care to protest your innocence?  Tell us we have the wrong guy, demand to be released, any of that stuff?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: enters the bay fourth in line, and puts the crush can down on the deck, more gently this time than last ::

 

<SCI_Cdt_TLira>

::takes PADD and scans the contents:: CSO: Yes sir. The idea is highly feasible and has a high chance of success. Should testing be conducted in engineering or in a shuttlebay?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

SCI:  I'll leave that choice up to you.  You'll also find my working data for the balloons on that PADD, so feel free to test the whole setup.

 

<SCI_Cdt_TLira>

CSO: Understood. ::walks back over to turbolift and steps in:: Engineering.

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

::Exits turbolift outside Engineering:: CEO: Hello again Lieutenant, I have relayed my plan to the bridge. What are you my orders?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Miner: There. No more scratches on her than when I started.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: looks to T'Kirr :: XO: How's it look?

 

<SCI_Cdt_TLira>

::Leaves turbolift in Engineering and walks over to unused console, inputting data:: CEO: If I am correct, you created the original plan for the grappler system?

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: lifts an eyebrow before shifting her eyes to meet his :: CO: Our calculations are almost complete. There are a few more variables concerning the grappler, but I don't forsee any complications. :: checks with Wright ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: shakes her head ::  XO: I think we are ready to proceed with the first stages.  When would you like to try the subspace bubble and convection methods, Commander?

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

::Looks up at the new arrival and blinks.::  Um...hi.  Don't believe I was told to expect you.  Or that we've been introduced.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: has a late thought ::  *CEO*  Wright to Quinn,

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

Miner>

We can find a wrench or something and change that.  

 

<SCI_Cdt_TLira>

CEO: I am Cadet T'Lira. Forgive me if I startled you.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Miner: She is your baby, so that is up to you. But I may need one more flight. Miraak is still down there, along with one other.

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

:: Taps his comm badge, and holds up a finger to Ilaihr to indicate he needs a second before getting to his request. ::*CSO* Quinn here.

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

SCI: From what I can tell of Mr Quinn, he is not easily startled. Although I dont think he knows how to handle first meetings. ::Holds out a hand to T'Lira:: It is most agreeable to meet you Cadet.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

*CEO*  Sorry for the late notice... I'm sending Science Cadet T'Lira down to you to get a mockup grappler built so she can run some tests.

 

<SCI_Cdt_TLira>

::takes hand and shakes:: Likewise, Ensign.

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

*CSO* Good to know.  Thanks, Lieutenant.

 

<SCI_Cdt_TLira>

ENG:

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

XO:  The flight crews will be ready to go down and rescue the last two on the station shortly, but we need them to initiate the subspace bubble before they leave.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: doesn't completely shut the can down, but safes it for the next flight ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

CSO: Agreed.

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

CEO: So sir? What do you require me to do?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

XO:  Shall I contact Miraak and ask them to initiate the bubble?

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

:: observes the miners being brought aboard and his medical teams going to work to check each one out. All are ambulatory, but some are escorted to Sickbay as a precaution, others with minor injuries. Tav notifies Sickbay and joins the escort ofone of the patients who seems to be in the worst condition.

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

*Bridge* Harper to bridge.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

*NAV*  This is Wright, go ahead Commander

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

*CSO* Two miners remain on the station. We can depart whenever they are ready for evac.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

*NAV*  Acknowledged, please stand by for orders.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

*CSO* Aye. :: crawls out of the crush can and stretches ::

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

:: Shoots a glance at Ilaihr, accompanied by a somewhat tired sigh. ::  ENG: Gimme a second, ensign.  

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

SCI: As for you, not to worry.  I just like to know who's tapping away down here.  Rodney Quinn.  Nice to meet you.  And saying I "designed" this grappler would be doing a serious dis-service to a long dead engineer.  But I did add a few tweaks that may be of help here.  So, you need a fabrication model for final approval?

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

:: enters Sickbay and begins coordinating the treatment of these new patients. Once diagnostics and care has begun for everyone, Tav turns to the patient with whom he walked from the Main Shuttle Bay, and gets to work ::

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

SCI: Well, I'll get to work making one for you.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

XO:  Firefly and team are standing by for orders, sir.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: nods to T'Kirr ::

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

ENG: As for you, ensign, please report to holodeck 1, and load up the worker bee training program.  I believe you said you weren't familiar with them, and now's as good a time as any to correct that.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: after checking with Blackthorne, nods to Wright :: CSO: Yes, let's get started.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Get Miraak on the horn and see if they're ready down there.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

*Miraak*  Atlantis to Miraak.

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

CEO: As you wish lieutenant. Are you sure you dont need any assistance on the grappler? I am familiar with the design of them, they're old technology but I found them to be quite versatile.

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

Miraak>

*CSO* Still here.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

*Miraak*  We're ready to try initiating the subspace bubble, if you are.

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

Miraak>

*CSO* Ready as we'll ever be.  We'll fire it up now.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: watches her display intently ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: also watches ::

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

ENG>

I'm sure I can handle it, thanks.  And this is a skill you'll need in the future.

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

Miraak>

::Looks to the tech in apprehension.::  This is a good idea, right?  Right...

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

Miraak>

::Flips the switch::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: waits for it ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: also waits for it ::

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

CEO: Very well sir. ::Turns around and heads towards the turbolift feeling slightly dejected:: Self: And I was hoping to do something of more immediate use.

 

ACTION>

It works! The subspace bubble forms and the station starts to slowly rise. It will not reach normal altitude in this way, however.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: watches the results, but allows Wright to do the honors ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

CO:  Admiral, the station is slowly rising due to the subspace bubble.  It will not reach normal altitude, but it is rising significantly.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: wanders over to the replicator and grabs some water while she waits ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Excellent! Perhaps the other two plans can bring it the rest of the way.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

CO:  I propose waiting until it levels out, rescuing the last two aboard, and then attempting the other two plans.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: Nods :: CSO: I agree.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

*Miraak*  Atlantis to Miraak... it's working!  The station is rising.  Please stand by.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: quietly, hands moving to help out :: CSO: We should begin to determine trajectory of the grappler at this higher altitude, and the current calculations at the lesser density.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Agreed.

 

<ENG_Ens_Ilaihr>

::Enters the turbolift and sighs:: Computer: Holodeck 1

 

<CEO_Lt_Quinn>

:: Looks after him and shakes his head.  Later on, much as he doesn't want to, he may have to have a chat with the new engineer about propriety, and puzzles at him of all people being in such a position.  But he needs time to consider how to bring it up, and not in front of other officers. ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

XO:  My projections show the station leveling out at 24.6 bar.  I am running calculations now.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: nods in satisfaction ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: nods and keeps working ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

PAUSE SIM

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

PAUSE SIM

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

PAUSE SIM


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