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Topic: Star Trek: Discovery
Subject: a new assignment

Stardate: 2366.10.22
USS Discovery, CSO's Office, 1243

Ensign Talda had reported to Lieutenant Hemlos' office bearing all of his data on Aldor V - specifically, the Aldorian people themselves. Humanoid, with only a few minor cosmetic differences, such as their universally white hair, and the small ridges on the sides of their necks (which Caleb found to resemble gills). Of course, there were minor physiological variances, as well, such as the Aldorian's much milder (and thus, theraputic) reaction to the vaccine, as opposed to the deadly infection that humans suffered.

“Hello, ensign," Hemlos greeted him. "Thanks for coming on such short notice” she said as she gestured for him to take a seat on the opposite side of her desk. “I’ve asked you here to discuss a temporary duty assignment. I need you to join Lt. Keely’s team to help research the Rautos Prime Vaccine. In addition, I’m hoping that with your help, we may be able to determine if the Rautos and Alodrian viruses have commonalities. Needless to say if there are, it would be a major breakthrough, one which could be vital in saving thousands of lives.”

The Ensign listened attentively as Chantelle detailed the assignment.

While microbiology wsn't his specific forte, Caleb had plenty of training in the field, and his work had intersected the area more than once, so he was confident he would be up to the task. "Aye, sir," he replied by way of acceptance.

Of course, this meant that, for the time being, Caleb could expect to see few, if any, bridge shifts, but such concerns were obviously minor in the face of their assigned task.

“Beginning alpha shift tomorrow, please report to Lt. Natlie Keely in the Xenobotany lab. She will have the specifics on what they have found so far.”

Caleb nodded. "Aye, sir," he replied. "I'll do my best to help in any way possible," he added with an easy grin.

Having learned that the CSO was not as interested in military protocol as Caleb's prior superiors had been, he simply gave a nod, rather than a salute, on his way out of the office. Hmmmm.... Lieutenant Keely, he mused. The botantist that got bitten on the Gavin AWAY team, if I remember right. Suddenly, his face brightened a bit. Quite cute, if I remember correctly.

Yes, losing a few bridge shifts wouldn't be all bad.

Posted on 2006-10-24 at 07:41:36.
Edited on 2006-10-24 at 07:42:52 by t_catt11

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: catching up...

[the night before, in the tavern]

Arien had been more than pleased to make the barmaid's acquaintance; no portion of his personal code denied him the pleasure of enjoying a good view, or of an evening with gentle company (a fact that had always irritated Ally). However, he had duties to his friends, so he simply settled for a smile and a wink.

Char's tale was disturbing, to be sure, but Arien was not concerned overmuch. Kilgim had his own theory as to what the vision could have meant, but the knight gave it even less thought. "Friend Char," he explained, "what with Alloryen as company, I have grown up with magic, as it were. Some of it, I understand - there is little to argue about the purpose of bolts of lightning, globes of exploding fire, or incantatons than make a man invisible. As for the rest of it... pah." He grinned. "Scryings and divinations often turn out to be more trouble then they are worth, and raise more quastions than they answer. Dwan trusts this man, and that is good enough for me until he proves himself untrue."

With that, the knight turned the conversation to food, drink, and companionship.


[the next morning]

As he spurred Winston to the front of the line, Arien basked in the early morning sun. It was a fine day for a new quest, and with companions such as these, how could they fail in their task?

Final words were exchanged with Dwan and his assistants, though little remained to be said. Arien grinned at the pseudodragon's antics, marveling as he did how she managed to copy in moments the sheen on his armor that had taken him well nigh an hour and a half of hard polishing to produce. Of course, he would polish it each and every night to ensure that the enchantments on the plate and shield both were kept fully maintained.

Without needing to be told, Char assumed his position as party scout. Talas, who had thus far begun to assume a label of disagreeableness, fell back to a rear guard position - exactly where Arien would have wanted him to ride. Perhaps this will go better than I had hoped, he mused.

"Friends," the knight spoke, "unless there are objections, I think it best to proceed much as we are currently aligned, at least when we must trvel single file - Char should scout ahead, obviously. I will take point, with Kilgim next. Adrian should take the next slot, followed by Dapple, Jal, and finally, Talas as rearguard. Any objections?" He doubted that there would be, unless someone's pride was somehow afflicted; it was a sound order, keeping the physically weaker members well protected at both ends, while still taking as much advantage as possible of everyone's strengths.

OOC: if not...

Arien grinned. "Very well, then! Let us ride!"

Posted on 2006-10-23 at 15:36:09.
Edited on 2006-10-23 at 15:36:51 by t_catt11

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: yep yep

One of "my" NPCs - I'l play 'im.

Posted on 2006-10-23 at 08:37:40.

Topic: First one to post last wins
Subject: sigh


Posted on 2006-10-17 at 10:11:36.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: ho boy...

Arien had gritted his teeth at the pronouncement by the gladiator that he "would do" as a leader. The young knight was not one to rub station into people's faces, but this Talas seemed to almost delight in his very lack of it, let alone respect Arien's. So different than his beloved Shona, who had shown that gentleness and decency could reside in the heart of someone who's body had been forced to withstand the pain and rigors of the arena! Nevertheless, Dwan must have seen something good in him, so out of respect for the dwarf, the heir to House Thedell held his tongue - for now.

The knight was not at all surprised by Jal's unwillingness to demonstrate arcane power. These same sort of requests had been a pet peeve of Ally's; mages seemed to like their secrecy, he supposed, and it was true that casting spells took more out of them than was seemly for a simple pissing contest. Therefore, it didn't really both Arien that Jal had refused; if he said he had useful spells, and Dwan believed it to be so, it was good enough for him. The fact that the man talked to himself was a tad unsettling, however...

Adrian's answer about the Reds made a lot of sense. Mages were mages. You hit them, they had a hard time managing to cast spells. What was there to know? Char was right, of course - the trick was in getting close enough to do just that. A study of the plans - and of the actual location of these mages - would help to determine the best course of getting party members near enough.

The ranger seemed annoyed or upset; not that either were particularly unusual with the woodsman... while eminently reliable in battle, Char was never the happiest fellow. His offer of beer and food at a nearby tavern seemed like a wonderful solution to Arien.

"Indeed, friend Char, I would be happy to join you," the knight stated in reply. Assuming there is no further need for conversation, Arien intends to join Char and Kilgim for drinks and food, then retire to his room to polish his armor and double check his equipment before an early start the next morning.

Posted on 2006-10-17 at 10:09:12.

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: boy, I'm a jerk...

How is Hemlos avaliable to chat about the research at 1025 when she's in the senior staff meeting at the same time?

Posted on 2006-10-16 at 15:48:44.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Audalis Adventure
Subject: whoa

It always warms my heart to see Audalis games.

Will this game be open to khords (dwarves) only, or all races?

Posted on 2006-10-13 at 12:16:56.

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery
Subject: is that all, then?

Stardate: 2366.10.21
USS Discovery, observation lounge - 1102

Captain Blair was a little surprised by the depth of detail at the meeting, but the subject of Mac's briefing helped to bring certain other matters into much better focus. The TAC chief's comments about "extenuating circumstances" had seemd odd to the captain earlier - Mac had never seemed to be the sort of man to make excuses of any sort. If this intel was indeed accurate, then Blair could understand how a man could reach the point that Jack had reached the night before.

Once MacTavish had finsihed, Blair nooded. "Thank you for the briefing, Lieutenant MacTavish." His own expression had grown noticeably darker. "There is no need for me to rehash this any further. You have concerns to address, here, people - let's be prepared for the worst and hope for the best." He grinned ruefully. "So much for a simple delivery run."

Noah looked around the room at each of his officers. "Any further questions? Does anyone else have anything to add?"

OOC: assuming not... if so, we'll edit.

"Very well then," he concluded. "Let's get to work. Dismissed."

As the staff filtered out, Noah gestured for Gavison to remain behind. Once the room was empty, he broached the subject that hung over the room like a dark cloud.

"Jack's intel complicates things very much," the captain observed. "Bad enough that there is terrorist activity at all, but if Jck's brother is indeed involved..." his voice trailed off.

OOC: any response

He looked Gavison in the eye. "Kelsey, I trust Jack to do his duty; I have no doubt as to his loyalty. That being said, I would be a fool to not be concerned, should he cross paths with Ian. If nothing else, it would be human nature to take a foolish chance in order to 'set the record straight,' as it were." Blair sighed heavily.

"If you have any recommendations, I am open to them. I would think that, if nthing else, Jack should probably stay on board the Discovery, rather than ride a delivery shuttle, when we reach Aldor V."

OOC: suggestions, comments...

Once again, Noah sighed. "It never gets any easier, does it?"

Posted on 2006-10-13 at 09:30:59.
Edited on 2006-10-13 at 09:31:56 by t_catt11

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: danger, Will Robinson!

Estrogen overload! Estrogen overload!

Wow, interesting tack this discussion has taken!

Avrielle, I will note that once upon a time, Ensign Talda showed some interest in Keely, but she was so wrapped up in Raines that it kind of fell through the cracks. Of course, to be fair, Talda tends to show interest to anything wth two X chromosones...

As for Blair? He is definitely a lonely guy. However, he's in a precarious position... any sort of romantic entanglement with someone under his command could provve to be very complicated. And, as stated, he's bitter and hurt over his failed marriage; in the best of circumstances, he'd be reluctant to get into any sort of serious relationship.

Posted on 2006-10-13 at 07:28:42.

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: url?

Isn't it one page one of this thread?

Wow, back to back jokes about playing with one's self...

Posted on 2006-10-12 at 20:44:38.

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: pay attention, boy!

She was grousing that he's NOT in a relationship, hence the "all work and no play" line...

Posted on 2006-10-12 at 17:01:27.
Edited on 2006-10-12 at 17:05:15 by t_catt11

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: hehe

Eventually, Blair might get a girlfriend, but he might not, too... he's never gotten over his divorce and is VERY sour on the idea of any serious relationship.

Yep, may just be married to the ship.

Posted on 2006-10-12 at 15:06:30.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: heh

Get yourself killed, monkey boy. Leave me out of it!

Posted on 2006-10-12 at 12:57:57.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: hey, go with it!

Um, Tann - you are a MORON. Quit taunting the DM! The guy says to you "take full HP, you'll need them"... and you TAUNT him?

My guy had a -4 AC, -7 VS missiles in the last adventure and STILL got regularly whipped up on.

So quit trying to goad him to kill us, already!!!

Posted on 2006-10-12 at 12:53:13.
Edited on 2006-10-12 at 12:53:34 by t_catt11

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: *shudder*

Really strange takes, so far. What fun!

I'll have to post something in response to the smartmouthed gladiator.

Posted on 2006-10-12 at 12:47:29.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: fun, fun

I love the different perspectives of characters...

Posted on 2006-10-11 at 18:25:10.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: just as soon...

I'd just as soon go on, but whatever you guys want.

Posted on 2006-10-11 at 14:25:32.

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: replies...

1.The Vaccine is the reason for the trip to Aldor V right?


2.This was originally supposed to be just a stopover to drop off the vaccine right?


3.If that's so and we now know about it's flaws, why are we still going there to drop it off?

Because tens of thousands - perhaps more - Aldorians will die without it? Flawed or not, dangerous or not, it's our duty to help.

Posted on 2006-10-11 at 13:41:54.

Topic: RDINN Feature Updates/ Suggestions/ Bugs
Subject: smileys?

Smileys work fine for me on Firefox. OF course, I seldom use the "click to place a smiley" option - I've used the codes so many times, I know them by heart.

Chec oyur javascript settings again to be absolutely sure. If not.. well, you can hold your mouse over the smileys to see their codes, and put them in manually...

Posted on 2006-10-11 at 10:37:35.

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery - Q&A
Subject: counselor

Yes, Arevaci qualifies as a senior staff member, and should be at the meeting. Honestly, the day's schedule has been very hectic, so I was planning to do a Blair/Arevaci face to face AFTER the staff meeting, if that works for you.

Otherwise, we can back post!

Avrielle, Lyskhala - congrats on sniffing out one of the plot points we were intending for this mission.

Posted on 2006-10-11 at 10:34:16.

Topic: The Tides of Fate Q&A
Subject: post if ya like...

But I do have one from you this round, so I can push ahead if need be.

And I will if no one else posts. Hate to stagnate before we start!

Posted on 2006-10-10 at 11:24:41.

Topic: The Tides of Fate Q&A
Subject: same whine from me...

Would be nice if more than half the players could manage at least one post per week...

Posted on 2006-10-10 at 11:14:22.

Topic: Star Trek: Discovery
Subject: meet, meet, meet with the staff

Stardate: 2366.10.22
USS Discovery, observation lounge - 1025

Noah welcomed the last of his senior staff in his customary manner - standing by the door, offering a face to face greeting as they entered. Once everyone was seated, the captain took his place at the head of the table.

"Thank you all for coming," he began. "This meeting should, by all rights, be a short one. For now, let me turn the meetin over to Doctor Joseph Milkens. Doctor?"

The white-haired scientist took the floor. "I'm not sure what I really have to add," he stated in a thin voice. "There is a plague sweeping Aldor V. I have developed a vaccine to protect the uninfected Aldorians from it, but the materials do not replicate well; thus, the need to physically transport the vaccine, rather than simply send the formula to them." He paused for a moment.

"The vaccine works in a manner similar to the first smallpox vaccines on earth - in those days, scientists discovered that individuals infected with a much less severe virus known as cowpox were immune to the deadly smallpox."

"At any rate," he continued, "my vaccine is, in fact, a genetically engineered disease of its own. It is relatively harmless to Aldorians, yet it protects them from the full plague. It is extremely water-soluble, and can be taken orally; we intend to seed the major water supplies with it, and thus protect the populace."

"However," he warned, "the vaccine is dangerous to humans - the infection is quite deadly to us, so we must take special care when handling my cargo. Is that understood?"

After deciding that it was, indeed, clear, the doctor yielded the floor to the captain.

"Thank you, doctor," Blair stated. "We expect to arrive at Aldor V in approximately seventy-two hours." He looked at the bajoran helmsman for a moment. "We are on schedule, are we not, Lieutenant Zara?"

OOC: assuming an affirmative

"We must keep our guard up," the captain explained. "I have been made aware that one or more terrorist organizations are known to have active operations or sympathizers in the Aldor system. Obviously, I cannot stress enough how dangerous it could be if this medicine were used for any other purpose."

"With that in mind," Blair continued, "I turn the meeting over to Lieutenant MacTavish. Mister MacTavish, I understand that you have more specific information pertinent to this mission?"

Posted on 2006-10-10 at 11:04:58.
Edited on 2006-10-10 at 11:06:42 by t_catt11

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: strange...

I didn't see a record for you as being subscribed to that thread - I did manually add one, so it should work, now.

Wonder why it did that...

Posted on 2006-10-10 at 09:23:34.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: sausages!!!

The dragonhelm thing is great... the expression is hilarious.

I forgot about the sausages, too! And I completely forgot she caused it... I had been thinking it was some strange curse in Orlando's castle...

Posted on 2006-10-10 at 09:14:17.

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