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Topic: SW: Dawn of Defiance Q/A
Subject: I'm sorry

I guess this is what happens when I forget to subscribe to threads

Can't read the update just yet (busy), but I'll do so asap

Posted on 2009-11-05 at 20:59:50.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Aria of the Thirteen
Subject: Sorry it's been so long...

Harold crossed his arms, lost in thought for a moment, "Alright, presuming there's no more input on the matter, it's just about doing what we can for the moment. Susan, Sarah and I will stay in the building; that way we can be easily contacted should something come up. Also, since the building is close to the centre of the city, that means I can head anywhere in decent time, should the need arise."

Susan, however, stood up, yawning, "Actually... I'm thinking of heading home right now; I just took a night shift, so I'm kind of exhausted."

Sarah giggled, "Since when do you take night shifts? Oh well, at least you won't be doing any of your stunts on the communications lines."

Susan winked, "You never know, sis. Perhaps soon you'll actually take a day off. Anyway, see you all later, or next week, whichever comes first."

With that, Susan took her handbag and left the conference room.

Harold shook his head, "Well, back to the matter at hand... I don't think there's any need to be cautious around the Masamune family, but when a witch is involved, you never know... hey, Sarah, if Mr. Masamune was on the Witch list, wouldn't that make his daughter-"

"That's correct, she's a Seed." Sarah replied, "But I doubt we need to investigate her... she's too young to have awakened, much less to have developed her abilities."

"I see." Harold murmured, "Anyway, my intuition tells me the killer's not in the same area, but stay alert, as always."

(Leaving room for further discussion, otherwise...)


The trip to the Masamune family's house is uneventful, apart from some of the lingering morning rush hour visible on the other side of the street heading into the downtown core. The house itself seems to have been built, or at least renovated, by Mr. Masamune's family, with distinct Asian tones added to the house, such as the style of the roof and gutters, the colour palette chosen, and the style of the visible drapes along the windows...

(So then, who knocks on the door, and what will be their greeting when it's answered by Mrs. Masamune?)

Posted on 2009-11-05 at 18:55:15.

Topic: The Day They Woke Up on the Wrong Side of Reality
Subject: ... Foolishness of the Blind

"It's not just small," Galen murmured, "It's moving through what could very well be land the beast considers its territory, and if it is active during the day, which we do not know, it could be on patrol... moving things are more prone to catch the predator's eye, because if something runs, then it's usually prey. That's why running is among the worst things one can do when faced with one."

"As for you..." Galen said, his eyes shifting towards Jeremy, "You are treading dangerous grounds with those thoughts. You are human. Quite bluntly, you will not be able to protect everyone you meet. Nor will everyone want you to. Don't expect it of yourself, and charge recklessly into every encounter with your ever-so-noble intentions. Firstly, it is a very good way to get yourself killed, and if you are dead, how will you protect others then? Secondly, by doing so you forget your original intent. People will not employ wanton do-gooders with overtly noble intentions for that reason: they forget where they have placed their original commitment. Finally, there is the flip-side as well. If you are so concerned with the value of life, then what of the life of the beast? Does its killing warrant its own death? It lives the only way it knows how, by surviving, by hunting, just as we live the only way we know how, by surviving, hunting and gathering. Only immortals or creatures of immense lifespans are different, since they have more time to reflect and do other things, but they still must be prepared to defend themselves for their survival."

"The last thing to consider is, what's the big deal of 'tasting human flesh'?" Galen asked, rolling his eyes, "Would you just think for a moment? This isn't some sort of fictitious story. Humans are rather bony creatures. They're not truly appealing to a predator, but a predator will take what's available to them. A sheep on the other hand is much meatier. If it only hunted humans, or hunted them at a much higher ratio, then I would be more concerned. As it is, in the past it has shown to be satisfied with sheep. It draws closer to the town, but you're attributing that as a growing interest in humans. I attribute it to the fact that the sheep are likely straying less and less away from the town, although there is a possibility in the former also being true to a degree. Perhaps I'm thinking too much, but clearly you're not thinking nearly enough."

Posted on 2009-11-03 at 19:53:32.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Ohwells...

It's already edited, and at this point I can't remember the original post exactly to revert it anyway

Posted on 2009-11-03 at 02:05:48.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Patient for Glory...

If no one else opts for it, I do have a character that Rena would likely recommend to see the counsellor now and then...

But anyone else can still take the spot; I don't mind, since Ruea is more of an npc than a pc anyway, so doesn't take precedence

Posted on 2009-11-02 at 22:50:51.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed
Subject: Be ready for testing...

Stardate: 2368.04.10
USS Discovery - Deck 5, CSO Office - 0735

"Oh, actually, there is one last thing," Rena said after the leaving Kate, "It's just a personal preference of mine, but if you wish to call me by a gender term, I would prefer ma'am over sir. However, it's not very important, so I won't mind either term."

(One side note: Rena's visor doesn't cover her eyes unless it's active, which it isn't here... just making sure you know )

USS Discovery - Deck 39, Storage Bay C

Reaching the deck, Kate can hear a debate between three individuals within one of the storage bays.

"Allen, there's just no way you can take two of the probes at one time!" A woman could be heard saying.

"Don't worry, I've got these!" A man, probably Allen, replied.

"The boy seems to need to take a nap," An older sounding man mused, "Yes, yes... then he'll start thinking straight."

"That's uncalled for! I've got these! WHOA!"

There is a crash from the bay.

(OOC: The following is under the presumption that Kate enters)

As Kate enters, she sees Allen underneath what appear to be more like a pair of missiles than anything else.

The woman, Shion, gave an exasperated sigh, "Well, at least your fall cushioned the probes..."

Allen, shakily standing up, quickly noticed Kate, "Oh? Are you the new recruit? What are you doing here?"

"I was instructed to help you by Lieutenant Rena," Kate smiled at him.

Shion smiled, "That's good... otherwise Allen's liable make a fool of himself again. Anyway, I'm Shion Uzuki, Lt. Leiran's assistant. It's nice to meet you."

The older man, bald and on the shorter side, seemed to be lost in his own thoughts, murmuring aloud softly, on the quicker side, "Yes, yes, four people, four probes, we should be able to make Leiran's deadline." He then spoke up, walking over and shaking Kate's hand, "Hello, hello, I'm Gune, Gune Foreman. You take the probe, yes? Take it like this." He quickly demonstrated by taking one of the probes from Allen, holding it carefully but firmly, easily positioning himself so that it's easy to see where he's holding it.

Allen in the meantime staggered to his feet, grinning sheepishly, "Heh, well, I guess you know already, but I'm Allen Ridley."

(OOC: If Kate has any input here, or has things to say above that could change what's said, I can edit and post as such the following is for when it's time to take the probes up to the lab)

Carefully, he handed both Shion and Kate a probe each, before taking his own. It was easily found that with the probes, only three people at maximum would be able to fit in a lift, so Allen opted to go in the lift with Kate. In the lift, Allen attempted to bring up conversation.

"You're pretty new, right? How are you taking everything in so far?" He asked.

Posted on 2009-11-02 at 22:43:45.
Edited on 2009-11-02 at 23:15:14 by Reralae

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed
Subject: Hmm... what shall I do with you?

Stardate: 2368.04.10
USS Discovery - Deck 5, CSO Office - 0730

Rena looked up from her computer as she heard the computer's voice notify her of her visitor.

=/\=Ensign McIrish is at the door.=/\=

"Please enter." Rena called to open the door.

When she entered, the girl was the epitome of the enthusiastic recruit, exactly what one would expect fresh from the academy.

"Computer," Rena said to her terminal, "Bring up Ensign McIrish's profile."

She looked at her screen for a moment, but looked over at Kate, her right, violet eye dilating slightly as she looked more closely at her.

"You know..." She said, "You're a bit late."

Rena paused then, letting the words linger in the air for a moment. It was perhaps in this moment that she examined Kate the closest. After all, it would be in this moment that stress and pressure collided within her...

(OOC: Assuming Kate gets a bit flustered and is about to provide a reason/excuse)

"But that's alright." Rena continued, "You are new to this vessel, and you only arrived yesterday. It would be unfair to expect you to already have adapted under such short notice. Please relax; I'm fairly certain that you will find that this department isn't so formal as others. In the lab, we are all scientists; rank doesn't matter so much as where one's area of expertise lies. So then, what area are you most interested in?"

(OOC: Presuming she answers xenobiology)

"In that case, you might want to consider working under Lieutenant Caleb Talda from time to time. He also works in that field, and may be able to teach you some things you may not already know." Rena smiled.

(OOC: If she also answers with an interest in the marine area)

"Hmm... you might also want to consider working with Petty Officer Ruea Nami then. She may not technically be a commanding officer of this vessel, but... well, you'll find out when you meet her." Rena said, shaking her head slightly, "But you need not consider yourself limited to the company of those two; the other Ensigns, Devion Bradley and Allen Ridley in particular, would probably be glad to meet someone newer than them, as well as show you around."

"Do you have any questions for me right now?" Rena asked.

(OOC: This next part is if there aren't any; if there are, I'll add a post for Rena's answers)

"Now then, I believe Allen could use a hand right about now. I suggest you go down to deck 39, and help the others bring up the probes for testing. I believe that's everything..." Rena finished.

Posted on 2009-11-01 at 17:41:22.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: My apologies...

I've been at it on and off ever since I lost the original one... it's done now, despite it not being as good as the first one... ^^;


Posted on 2009-11-01 at 17:40:43.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: It's been a while...

It's good to see you again, Glory

Oh, but a note about the logbook; I think you put your entry in the wrong place... you have to click on USS Discovery first, then go the book and add the entry, and then it'll appear among the others in the logbook *nods*

And logbook entries can't be edited, since there's no edit feature... posts can though *nods*

Posted on 2009-10-31 at 16:35:41.
Edited on 2009-10-31 at 16:36:12 by Reralae

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Inconsistency

Well, after talking with Eol a bit about one of my npcs... I should edit my logbook entry so that Ruea isn't at the bridge (since she's now a PO2 rather than an Ensign)...

Should, but well, I can't edit the entry, and it's a pretty minor detail, so shouldn't be too big of an issue

And now I'm off to restart my post... *opens textedit*

Posted on 2009-10-29 at 21:27:05.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Sheesh...

I accidentally click a link in my window's bookmark toolbar when I meant to go to a different tab, and there goes my post...

I'm sad now

Ugh, I'll type it up again later... a bit too annoyed to restart it right now -.-

Posted on 2009-10-29 at 20:17:27.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Science hm?

Well, pending your character's arrival time, I'll try to make sure Rena's available for the introductory spiel and such

Posted on 2009-10-29 at 00:34:24.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: No worries...

It's not like I went ahead and put in every dolphin and whale on the ship

But... I do intend to use Aqua and Merrows... perhaps not right away, but definitely later... so there's a reason why they're on there...

On another note... the whole spiel regarding datrons and darkium is all made up... and I can edit it if needed and such

Posted on 2009-10-28 at 21:01:57.
Edited on 2009-10-28 at 21:02:34 by Reralae

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed
Subject: Xi Probe Specifications...

Stardate: 2368.04.10
USS Discovery - Deck 5, CSO Office - 0730

"Computer, bring up the data and specifications regarding the Xi Probe." Rena said to her console.

Within a moment, the computer brought up the file, and she began reading it again, as sceptical as she had been when she first read it.

According to Professor Quon's hypothesis, the datron, a subatomic particle that has never been proven to exist, could be actually found. Xi wave emission spectra received from various elements, particularly heavier and radioactive elements, suggest that datrons exist in higher quantities in heavier atomic masses. The Xi Probe then is fitted with both an emitter and a sensor relay.

The probe has a casing made up of refined carbon. It will not hold under heavy planetary pressure, much less atmospheric entry, but casings made of metal or other materials would be more prone to interfere with its emitter and sensor array.

The rest of the data concerned more of the technical details of the internal mechanisms of the probe, and was of little use to Rena, but she contemplated carefully.

"Computer, compile a list of summaries on the theories regarding datrons, as well as theorized elements containing a high proportion of them."

=/\=Compilation complete.=/\=

That was unusually fast. Rena thought, before she continued reading. She was quickly disappointed at the result, which was nothing more than a short list, likely due to the lack of substance behind the datron theories.

-Believed to provide more stability to heavy atoms than neutrons can provide
-They are likely uncharged, or otherwise would be affected by magnetic separation of atoms
-It is likely that although they provide stability, the normal instability of heavy atoms would indicate that if the stability were jeopardized, an immense amount of energy would be released - this could potentially be harnessed as a fuel source
-The most probable source of datrons is the theorized element of darkium, believed to be a stable, but heavy atom in the same family as carbon, named as such because it is believed to be located within concentrated dark matter clusters

Rena thought for a moment. An otherwise radioactive element that could be stored safely and have its energy harnessed when needed... that would be a considerable energy source and 'battery'... or even... possibly a weapon. Rena bit her lip. She didn't like that thought, but put it out of her mind for the moment.

How are we supposed to test this probe if it's supposed to be used to find something we know very little about? She wondered, Furthermore, heavy radioactive elements are not so easily contained... Lieutenant Foreman is skilled with electromagnetic fields, but the kind of force field we need to contain alpha, beta, and gamma radiation would probably require a large amount of energy, and could possibly put a strain on the generators, especially if other systems are running. There would still be a safety hazard, however, which suggests that testing should be isolated. Yet, I'm uncertain that a shuttle would provide sufficient resources for that test. We may have to indefinitely postpone internal testing for a field test...

Rena checked the time. It was getting close to 0800, but she had a bit of time left. She tapped her com-badge.

"Lt. Leiran to Ensign Bradley."

There was a brief pause, before the reply came.

=/\=Dev here, I presume you're checking in for status?=/\=

"That's right; anything going on over at the bridge?" Rena asked.

=/\=Nothing to report, Lieutenant. Everything's pretty quiet up here.=/\= Dev replied, although she couldn't completely hide the bored tone from his voice.

Rena chuckled, "Don't worry, we're only going to be moored for a couple more days, if all goes according to schedule."

=/\=It'll be good to get underway again.=/\= Dev agreed, =/\=Um, was that all, Lieutenant?=/\=

"Yes, thank you." Rena replied, before ending the communication.

"Time to head down to Lab D." She murmured, before leaving her office...

Posted on 2009-10-28 at 20:55:41.
Edited on 2009-10-29 at 21:22:23 by Reralae

Topic: Stare into the Night Q&A
Subject: Sorry it took so long...

And for such a small post too...

To be honest, I was trying to think of what else to add, and I was also kind of caught up in the moment in new Star Trek game, as Meri and Eol know ^^;

Posted on 2009-10-28 at 18:47:40.

Topic: Witchcraft: Stare into the Night
Subject: Wrench? I see no wrench...

"Oh, that's okay." Alice replied, smiling, "I know how to get home by myself."

She suddenly tilted her head a moment, a memory vaguely hitting her squarely behind her left ear. She paused a moment and blinked for a second.

"Um, I think mommy told me not to tell strangers where I live as well..." Alice added.

Posted on 2009-10-28 at 18:46:13.

Topic: Aria of the Thirteen Q&A
Subject: Apologies

Sorry I'm delaying so much with this game... I know I probably could update right now, but I got caught up a bit with a few other things ^^;

Also, the series I'm slightly basing the basic setup of the 'hunts' I think always went after the suspect rather than research the victim, so that caught me off guard too...

I'll try to get something up soon

Posted on 2009-10-28 at 18:41:04.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: There...

Don't know what 'rank' they'd have, but I added a cetacean and a dolphin npc, as well as a cetacean 'linguist' to the science department

Oh, and Al, feel free to use Aqua or Merrows in a post, if you want to; I won't mind

Posted on 2009-10-28 at 18:27:11.
Edited on 2009-10-28 at 18:39:03 by Reralae

Topic: Dawn of Defiance: The Traitor's Gambit
Subject: ...

"Most conventional pain killers don't work on Twi'leks anyway." Karra reassured her patient, before looking at Haiko'ib.

Her voice soft and gentle, she replied to him, "You're already doing what you need to do. Don't let her go."

Karra knew he would probably be somewhat embarrassed to hear that, but he had asked, and she knew. Karra knew that all the medicine and life sciences in the galaxy would not be enough to replace that warm feeling, a comforting hand holding one away from death's domain.

It's also something most medical droids can't provide. Karra thought to herself, somewhat bitterly, before reprimanding herself of that thought.

Posted on 2009-10-28 at 18:17:37.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Cetaceans?

So... where are the dolphin tanks?

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 21:23:44.

Topic: Dawn of Defiance: The Traitor's Gambit
Subject: Oh dear... healing is in order!

Karra smiled. It seemed that whatever she had done worked rather well; Ara looked and sounded as though she wasn't injured at all anymore.


The shout sent a chill down Karra's spine, all the way to the tip of her tail. She knew that tone. She turned and raced as quickly as she could to the source of the call. Even without the weight of her medical kit, she seemed to be moving too slow, and the sight of the fallen Ithiria was almost enough to stop her completely. Almost, but she knew what she had to do.

"Take off the pack! Open it!" Karra quickly ordered, vaguely aware that her tone was out of place, but time could very well be of the essence.

There was no time for surgery, although Ithiria looked quite like she needed it. Still, Karra did what she could, using emergency scissors to cut bits of fabric and take them out of any open wounds, applying mixes of ointment to them, and bandaging them. She prepared a needle for Ithiria, but she paused. She was tempted, oh so tempted, to repeat the steps she had done for Ara, but Ithiria was of a different race.

Morphine won't work for her. I'll have to rely on the ointment to try to dull the pain. Karra quickly thought, 25 mg of bacta, senticine... there is a possibility she's allergic to senticine, so I can't risk it. Anticol... anticol should work. 10mg, paired with 15mg of cobase.

Karra worked as quickly as she could, and injected the serum without delay. She just hoped it worked.

(Okies... only 1 force point this time... but otherwise the same as for Ara; Treat Injury, and hopefully with the medical kit's bonus if it can be opened in time )

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 21:06:54.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Oooh, okay...

I just read it; I might have to make a couple of 'Bridge Stand-in' npcs then

... or maybe I'll make them up as they're needed...

Yeah, I think I'll do that

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 20:39:30.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed
Subject: What do you mean, the probes aren't there?

Stardate: 2368.04.10
USS Discovery - Deck 5, CSO Office - 0715

As Lt. Leiran made her way to her office, she paused and glanced at the door to the science lab on the same floor. Science Lab A.

I wonder what people's reactions would be if I taped a 'No entry without authorization' sign to it... She thought to herself, But then again... that just causes the curious mind to wonder exactly what's in there. I don't even have to have a degree in psych to know that.

Once she made it to her office, she sat down in her chair. She contemplated her computer for a moment. The testing would take place in Science Lab D in 15 minutes...

"Computer, open a line to Science Lab D." Rena instructed.

=/\=Communications line now open.=/\=

"Miss Uzuki, are you there?" Rena asked.

=/\=Yes I am, Lt. Leiran.=/\= came the reply, =/\=But there's a problem.=/\=

"What is it?" Rena asked, her voice betraying her surprise.

=/\=We're scheduled to test the class IV probes 5-8 right? Well, I'm at the lab... but the probes aren't here. Neither is Mr. Ridley.=/\=

"That doesn't make sense... I told Allen..." Rena thought aloud for a moment, before replying, "Please wait a moment, Shion."

"Computer, locate Ensign Allen Ridley."

=/\=Ensign Allen Ridley is currently in Science Lab B.=/\=

That's strange... what's he doing there? Rena thought to herself, before saying aloud, "Open a channel."

"Ensign Ridley, why aren't you at Science Lab D?"

On the other end, she distinctly heard Allen Ridley jump.

=/\=Uh, huh? I thought I could finish tidying up the lab here before I headed down in 10.=/\= She heard his hesitant reply.

"Setting that aside... why aren't the probes at the lab?" Rena asked.

=/\=The probes? It didn't seem crucial...=/\=

Rena sighed, "Allen, check your schedule..."

She heard the beeps from the other end as Allen called up his schedule, before she heard him, almost guiltily, say 'Oh...' in realization.

"Allen, I realize that you were only transferred here recently," Rena continued, her voice now more serious than her usual gentle tone, "so you're probably unaware of the manner in which I do things. You've probably found that I'm not as formal as many other officers or lieutenants. However, if I suggest for you to do something, that's usually my way of giving you an order. Not one of the highest priority, but an order nonetheless. If your schedule has a listing upon it in the future about something I ask you to do, chances are it should be done by then. I won't make an official note about it this time, but now you know, so I won't be as lenient the next. Do you understand?"

There was a slightly audible gulp from the other end, before a hastily said 'Y-yes.'

"Good," Rena said, her voice not as serious-sounding, "Now, please get those probes to lab D as soon as you can. Get some of the others to help you if needed. Shion?"

=/\=Mr. Foreman and I can definitely help. We're not scheduled to do anything else right away anyway.=/\=

"Very good. Let's try to get at least one probe ready for testing by o'800 hours. I'll come down at that time as well to assist you. Any questions?"

After a pause, and the generic 'no, not really' from both sides, Rena terminated the channels.

"Well, that will offset our testing... by probably an hour at least..." She thought aloud, "That means the Xi Probe will have to wait another day..."

Rena shivered. For some reason, she felt rather uncomfortable and nervous about the probe...

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 20:24:42.
Edited on 2009-10-27 at 20:28:05 by Reralae

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: Oops...

I made an entry in the roster for an NPC named Shion Uzuki, but I forgot to add her department (science). I managed to edit her entry, but although she's now in the department, she's not actually showing up in the roster... should I just re-submit her?

Her character id is 118, and her page is here: LINK

However, she IS showing up in the logbook entry position under character listings, so I can still go ahead and update the logbook

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 18:42:35.
Edited on 2009-10-27 at 18:44:21 by Reralae

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: I dunno...

Recent actions suggest a possible, slight soft spot for a certain Chief

Note to self: Science Labs are at Decks: 5, 6, 12, 15, and 31...

Did I miss any?

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 18:13:12.
Edited on 2009-10-27 at 18:15:50 by Reralae


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