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USS Tempest / Re: S2 M4 Discussion Topic: Effigy
« Last post by Solluk on Today at 08:56:19 AM »
Tags to S'Metra and Garlande with an outstanding tag to Chief Rylu.  :-)
Thanks to Jada for jogging my memory.
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USS Tempest / Re: S2 M4: Effigy
« Last post by Solluk on Today at 08:55:05 AM »
Engineering

The details of Solluk's time on the holodeck with Jada gradually trickled into his mind.  It had been a fantastic, intricate program culled from the minds of Jada and her family.  S'metra was one name that had been brought up.  Jada was no slouch, but neither did Solluk consider her an expert with computers.  Perhaps those skills had come from other members of her family.

Odd, though, that she hadn't mentioned this arrival.  He reminded himself that he needed to spend more time with her.  Things had come quickly these past couple of months, but that was no excuse to let distance grow between them.  Whether he could overcome his own insecurities or not, no relationship could manifest without adequate time invested into it.

"I regret that the most recent Tempest simulation we have is months old, and leaves out several upgrades and repairs.  An oversight on my part.  However, we are still in the high 99th percentile of adherence to class norms.  It's fine to strip out nonessential systems for the test environment, but put in a randomly fluctuating 20-25% drain on the ship's powergrid to simulate miscellaneous unpredicted operations.  Also, lower the structural integrity of all ship's materials by 2% to account for undetected flaws or weaknesses in hull materials."

He liked having a margin of error. 

As he watched the cadet engage in fairly advanced and competently conducted computer modeling, he wondered to himself what Chief Rylu's opinion on Garlande's code was.   He wanted to implement the changes soon.  As soon as this simulation was run through a dozen times- which wouldn't take long once the environment was specced out.  It wouldn't do for their Captain and Admiral to spill her morning coffee because of hull tremors during his first stint as Chief Engineer. 




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The Arcade Board / Re: Count to a million!!!
« Last post by Kyan Mackenzie on Today at 08:02:36 AM »
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USS Discovery / Re: S12 - M4: The Delta Quadrant Vultures (Discussion)
« Last post by Fala Awen on Today at 04:43:55 AM »
Tag Tekin (my last post & this one), Kirok, Riverbank, soft tag away team
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USS Discovery / Re: S12 - M4: The Delta Quadrant Vultures
« Last post by Fala Awen on Today at 04:43:18 AM »
[Planet, Abandoned City]

Keeping her tricorder mostly out of sight, Awen carefully moved her thumb to mute the device. She really wanted to see what kind of data was coming through, but considering the fact that the Talaxians had already shown interest in it, she didn't want to draw any unnecessary attention to the tricorder. Before the Talaxian could answer her questions, Awen heard her comm badge chirp and she stepped away, saying, "Please excuse me for a moment."

Then he tapped his com badge again.  -/\- Kirok to Science Team and Dr. Riverbank.  Have any of you heard from the ship recently?-/\- he asked.

Awen frowned as she heard Kirok's message. Why would she have heard from the ship? Surely the ship would've contacted Kirok directly, rather than a lowly ensign. Still, the Admiral had asked. Tapping her comm badge, she spoke quietly yet clearly, =A=Fala here, Admiral. I have not heard from the ship since we've been here, sir. If I do, I'll be sure to let you know. Right now I'm exploring as you asked - I've been taking a look at the city we saw. If you require anything else, just ask Admiral. Fala out.=A=

Just as she was about to go back over to the Talaxians, her comm badge chirped again. Perhaps the Admiral needed her for something else... Hopefully he didn't though; she still felt she could learn more from the city or from the other Talaxians. Then again, if they had lost contact with the Discovery it would be a good idea to find out why and re-establish contact.

Now splitting the team up was not a wise idea.  =/\= Away team...please reply... =/\= he asked. They could lost contact with other members too. They need to stay together. Splitting up was no good. Vorta rather be in large groups. Being alone was scary. Like hiding from those who hunted his people before the Founders.

Hearing the Vorta's voice, Awen sighed. She'd gotten away from him before by going off to the abandoned city, but she couldn't avoid him now. Not when they were trying to establish how extensively their communications were being affected. The Bajoran tapped her comm badge, =A=Fala here. I can hear you. I believe our communications are fine; it's probably communications between us and the ship that are the issue. Fala out.=A=

Technically, she could have given him more information, but he was not her superior officer. Awen didn't have to report to him, so she chose instead to keep her response relevant to the question at hand so she could get back to work. It seemed like a silly question anyway; if they had heard Kirok, it was good bet they could communicate with each other.

Awen moved back towards the Talaxians and nodded to them. "My apologies for the interruption. You were saying?"

As she waited for their response, her mind wandered a moment. Could the Talaxians be using some kind of equipment they acquired to prevent the away team from contacting their ship? Was there some kind of issue with the ship itself? There wouldn't be much they could do from here, unless her guess about jamming equipment was correct. If it was, she wasn't the person to fix it though. Awen might be able to locate it, but other than some very basic repairs, she wasn't qualified to do much more than that.

OFF: Tag Tekin (my last post & this one), Kirok, Riverbank, soft tag away team
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USS Shran [NCC- 81735] / Re: S1 -M10 - A Race against time Dicussion
« Last post by Caelene Tam on Today at 03:53:31 AM »
Tag stardrive section, soft tag saucer (separation prep)

Also, if you haven't already chosen a section, please let me know so I can update our list:
http://www.shadowfleet.org/forum/index.php/topic,8607.msg164540.html#msg164540
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USS Shran [NCC- 81735] / Re: S1-M10 A Race Against Time
« Last post by Caelene Tam on Today at 03:51:49 AM »
[Bridge]

Everything seemed to happen quickly after Caelene's status report. Given the Shran's capabilities, it wasn't surprising that StarFleet had sent more than one ship after them. But who had ordered it? Were they truly only being cautious or were they in on the assassination plot?

When the Trill heard Dylan's voice, she turned and felt a chill run through her. She had served on the Challenger with Dylan, if only briefly. At the time he'd been an Executive Officer though. Had he really been given the Sovereign class vessel he currently commanded, or was it just part of the plan to stop the Shran? Was Dylan compromised or was he simply following orders? He didn't seem like the type to be involved with a murder, but if what James had found was true, anything could be possible.

Caelene frowned as she listened to the discussion between the Commanding Officers. On the one hand, allowing them ten minutes just to make sure everything was okay seemed perfectly reasonable. On the other...well, what if they decided to make it longer than ten minutes? Long enough to allow the assassination to go forward?

As she heard James address T'Ra, Caelene raised an eyebrow. They were going to separate the ship. Looking up, she met Ardyn's eyes a moment before turning back to T'Ra as the Executive Officer mentioned her name.

“Aye, sir,” T’Ra replied, swallowing hard. Even had she wanted to, she knew there would be no persuading him to act otherwise. Honor and nobility, if a bit misguided or amusing sometimes, was at the core of his being. There was no changing that. “I’ll take the star drive section,” she told him. “Tam, Jaeger,” T’Ra added, glancing around the bridge, “you’ll be with me.”

Swallowing hard, the Trill nodded and stood, reaching over to pick up her toolkit before following T'Ra and Ardyn into the turbolift. While on their way down, she tried to concentrate on what she would need to do to ready the ship... The separation process, preparing their systems, ensuring they were ready for fight.

[Battle Bridge]

Caelene walked onto the battle bridge and headed straight for the Engineering console.  Quickly signing in, her fingertips glided across the screen and brought up the separation sequence. Tapping her comm badge, she said, =A=Tam to Revan (NPC). The captain has ordered us to separate the ship. We'll need some of the engineers and cadets in the saucer section, some here in the stardrive section. Put about thirty to forty percent in the saucer and the rest in stardrive. It looks like we'll be battling a pair of Sovereigns and we're going to need the help. I'm going through the separation checklist now; be prepared for separation asap. Tam out.=A=

Not waiting for a reply, she went ahead with the pre-separation checklist. Caelene trusted Arol enough to know that he'd carry out her orders as best he could. If there was an issue, he'd let her know. After another couple minutes, everything checked out.

Sitting at the helm, Ardyn began the separation process, her fingers flying over the console with a pre-practiced ease. Steve manifested himself on the dashboard and rubbed his fuzzy nose against her hand. “Hey, buddy. Things are going to get bumpy, okay? So can you save  your program to the systems?” Steve purred in acknowledgment as Ardy set him on her shoulder. “The ship's all set here, T’Ra. If everything’s ready ship-wise, Caelene, I say we can separate.”

Glancing over her shoulder, Caelene nodded to T'Ra and Ardyn, "Pre-separation checklist is complete. Separation sequence is ready to go. We can proceed when you're ready." The Trill pressed her hand against the engineering console as she took deep breaths, trying to steel her nerves.

By now she was getting used to James'...eccentric...ideas, but this one was extremely dangerous for all of them. With the ship intact, they had a fighting chance - maybe - against two Sovereign class vessels. Maybe. But separate? Caelene wasn't sure if they'd make it. If the Sovereigns had or received orders to take them down, the Shran's stardrive section would give them as good of a fight as they could, but it was still likely a suicide mission. Then again, the saucer section could be in just as much danger - there would be more ships around Earth that could take it out...not to mention they had to try to stop the assassination attempt.

Caelene wasn't sure what to think. As a StarFleet officer, she had a responsibility to the ship and her crew. They'd been given orders. At the same time, as a Trill she'd been taught to preserve the symbiont. If she died today, her symbiont would die with her. It would be a great loss. In the end, though, this was her duty. She had to remain strong.

OFF: Tag battle bridge/stardrive section, soft tag saucer (separation prep)
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Holodeck / Re: Date Night (Kyle & Olivia)
« Last post by Olivia Briggs on Today at 03:02:29 AM »
Liv was enjoying the silence and moment as they continued to hold one another and as Kyle pulled her closer and spoke, she looked up at him and smiled knowing what he meant. She had loved every second of the two of them being alone but was also looking forward to having Elijah back and spending some quality family time together.

" Me too my love and I agree we do " she replied " Then we have the beach to look forward to with little man".
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USS Tempest / Re: S2 M4: Effigy
« Last post by Jada on Today at 01:29:50 AM »
[Main Engineering]

s'Metra gazed at the workstation, weighing up her options like she had a choice, before agreeing. 'Alright.' After all, she was still technically waiting for an upload to complete back in Stellar Cartography, so she had some time to spare for this. Efficiency for the win! Taking a seat beside the one called Garlande, she configured the computer as a Science workstation then ran a virtual simulation environment for ship information modelling. She loaded a stock model of a Galaxy class and then began stripping back the unnecessary bits like weapons, holodecks, and life support to reduce computation complexity and time. 'Like this? she asked, showing the model to Solluk and Garlande. 'Of course, I used a stock Galaxy, but if you have an up-to-date SIM of the Tempest, it might be more accurate...'

Solluk would remember that Jada had mentioned a s'Metra while they'd explored the Nozama'kar holodeck simulation. s'Metra was her cousin, a cadet at Starfleet Academy, who'd helped compile the simulation, alongside Jada and her brother). Jada had done the landscaping and, given her interests, presumably the ecology too. Which meant s'Metra must have handled the computational modelling and algorithms, and potentially had quite a knack for it. (The third member, Jada's younger brother Rallin, had been collecting data from clan members in their new village for the simulation.) Jada hadn't mentioned s'Metra was coming aboard though.
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USS Shran [NCC- 81735] / Re: S1-M10 A Race Against Time
« Last post by Ardyn Jaeger on Today at 12:56:36 AM »
[Bridge]

“Aye, sir,” T’Ra replied, swallowing hard. Even had she wanted to, she knew there would be no persuading him to act otherwise. Honor and nobility, if a bit misguided or amusing sometimes, was at the core of his being. There was no changing that. “I’ll take the stardrive section,” she told him. “Tam, Jaeger,” T’Ra added, glancing around the bridge, “you’ll be with me.”

Before embarking for the battle bridge, she paused at the door. “Do try to stay alive, James. Don’t do anything too reckless.”

[Bridge]
Ardyn nodded to T’Ra and uneasily cracked her knuckles. The Shran was still one of the top-of-the-line ships in the fleet, and given only one Sovereign, could probably handle it with relative ease. But two Sovereigns, with only half of the ship, that was practically asking for suicide!

Looking around at T’Ra and Tam, as the turbolift seemed to take forever going down to the battle bridge, Ardy sighed. The three of them had been through quite a bit together, and she trusted the both of them with her life. Though would that be enough? She didn’t know. Out of the three of them, Ardyn figured she was the most expendable out of all of them. No close relationships or ties, nothing. She had stared death in its face too many times, yet somehow she was still here on borrowed time, and that fact scared her to no end.

Sitting at the helm, Ardyn began the separation process, her fingers flying over the console with a pre-practiced ease. Steve manifested himself on the dashboard and rubbed his fuzzy nose against her hand. “Hey, buddy. Things are going to get bumpy, okay? So can you save  your program to the systems?” Steve purred in acknowledgment as Ardy set him on her shoulder. “The ship's all set here, T’Ra. If everything’s ready ship-wise, Caelene, I say we can separate.”
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