Lieutenant Serala: A mysterious object

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Jim Davis

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Dec 8, 2018, 9:30:54 PM12/8/18
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(( Bridge, Deck 1, USS Atlantis, en route to Midway Station ))

 

:: Serala had finished making her Security rounds and was now in the turbolift on her way to the Bridge. It was her shift at Tactical, but her role as Head of the Department required a round of the ship before assuming her shift. She was only a few minutes late, but didn’t believe it would be an issue. Technically, she could claim she had already begun her shift when she commenced her rounds. It was all a matter of perspective. Still, when the turbolift halted and the doors swooshed open, she stepped out and relieved Porus. She quickly scanned the Tactical board and surmised the ship’s status. Apparently, there was on object on sensors that appeared to be an asteroid, but sensors couldn’t get a clear reading of it. This was apparently also the source of the discussion between the First Officer, Commander Raga, and the HCO, Lieutenant JG Maeli. ::

 

Williams: So you can see it but you can't tell what its made off? That doesn't make sense. Even long-range sensors should be able to tell us something? Are you sure it’s an asteroid?

 

Maeli: Frankly no, sir. I am just going by its shape here. However, we are still quite a ways from it.

 

Williams: Well I guess we will see it when we got a bit closer then. How long until our paths cross?

 

Maeli: At this speed, another thirteen minutes.

 

oO Twelve minute, fifty-two seconds, to be precise. Oo

 

Brell: Response?

 

Williams: I don’t know sir, perhaps one of the sensors alterations are to blame? It could we went a bit to far and made them inoperative…

 

Raga: If I recall, Udro's been busy in Astrometrics trying to work up something to be able to search for Chon shield harmonics. I suspect they're using a great deal of the sensors, but Astrometrics has the more sensitive equipment. Perhaps they could better determine what the nature of that Asteroid is?

 

Williams/Brell: Responses

 

Maeli: Aye, sir. I can tie into their systems. Should take just a moment. I’m getting a clearer picture, sir, but it is still uncertain what the object is made of.

 

:: While they continued to discuss the object, Serala turned her attention to studying it. It took several minutes, but she noticed something peculiar about the trajectory of the so-called asteroid. ::

 

Serala: If I may, my readings are equally unclear, but the movement of this object are not consistent with a naturally occuring space object. I have noted what appear to be very minor course corrections, as if the object was trying to compensate for our own speed and trajectory.

 

Brell/Williams/Raga/Maeli/Ops:  Responses

 

Serala: With all due respect, sirs, I recommend we go to Yellow Alert and raise shields. I don’t know about you, but I have been ambushed one too many times.

 

Brell/Williams/Raga/Maeli/Ops:  Responses
  

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Lieutenant Serala, Chief of Tactical and Security
USS Atlantis NCC-74682
Atlantis Staff Member
Training Team Member
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Jim Davis

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Dec 8, 2018, 10:01:09 PM12/8/18
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((OOC: Just noticed that I missed Brell's last post, so I am changing mine to include it.))

(( Bridge, Deck 1, USS Atlantis, en route to Midway Station ))

 

:: Serala had finished making her Security rounds and was now in the turbolift on her way to the Bridge. It was her shift at Tactical, but her role as Head of the Department required a round of the ship before assuming her shift. She was only a few minutes late, but didn’t believe it would be an issue. Technically, she could claim she had already begun her shift when she commenced her rounds. It was all a matter of perspective. Still, when the turbolift halted and the doors swooshed open, she stepped out and relieved Porus. She quickly scanned the Tactical board and surmised the ship’s status. Apparently, there was on object on sensors that appeared to be an asteroid, but sensors couldn’t get a clear reading of it. This was apparently also the source of the discussion between the First Officer, Commander Raga, and the HCO, Lieutenant JG Maeli. ::

 

Williams: So you can see it but you can't tell what its made off? That doesn't make sense. Even long-range sensors should be able to tell us something? Are you sure it’s an asteroid?

 

Maeli: Frankly no, sir. I am just going by its shape here. However, we are still quite a ways from it.

 

Williams: Well I guess we will see it when we got a bit closer then. How long until our paths cross?

 

Maeli: At this speed, another thirteen minutes.

 

oO Twelve minute, fifty-two seconds, to be precise. Oo

 

Brell: An odd occurrence, to say the least. Perhaps we should launch probe.

 

Williams: I don’t know sir, perhaps one of the sensors alterations are to blame? It could we went a bit to far and made them inoperative…

 

Raga: If I recall, Udro's been busy in Astrometrics trying to work up something to be able to search for Chon shield harmonics. I suspect they're using a great deal of the sensors, but Astrometrics has the more sensitive equipment. Perhaps they could better determine what the nature of that Asteroid is?

 

Williams: Responses

 

Brell: I would hate to interfere with their efforts but this is something of note.

 

Maeli: Aye, sir. I can tie into their systems. Should take just a moment. I’m getting a clearer picture, sir, but it is still uncertain what the object is made of.

 

Brell: OPS launch a probe.

 

Darkkust: Response

 

Brell: I don’t want us to be delayed from the nearest nebula search. Lt Maeli keep us on course and we will let the probe tell us a bit more of what is going on with the asteroid.

 

Maeli: Response

 

Darkkust: Response

 

Brell: Our ETA to the area of the cloud we are going to start our search in?

 

Maeli: Response

 

Brell: Commander Williams you have the Bridge.

 

Williams: Response

 

Brell: :: Grinning. :: Just making up a missed dinner date. I’m going to swing by the science lab and take Hars to lunch. Zogi’s isn’t the fancy restaurant holoprogram in Paris we had planned, but it's the company not the setting after all. :: He paused. ::

 

Williams: Response

 

oO Rather odd time to be having dinner. After that last ambush, I would think he would be more cautious. Well, he is the Captain. I guess he can do as he wishes. Oo

 

:: Serala had been watching the telemetry from the probe and comparing it with the readings from her own tactical sensors. She finally noticed something that bothered her. This this wasn’t acting in a fashion consistent with an asteroid. ::

 

Serala: If I may, my readings are still unclear even with the probe’s telemetry, but the movement of this object are not consistent with a naturally occuring space object. I have noted what appear to be very minor course corrections, as if the object was trying to compensate for our own speed and trajectory.

 

/Williams/Raga/Maeli/Darkdust:  Responses

 

Serala: With all due respect, sirs, I recommend we go to Yellow Alert and raise shields. I don’t know about you, but I have been ambushed one too many times.

 

Williams/Raga/Maeli/Darkdust:  Responses  
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