X82-37R: Waterfallter.   Posted by StarMaster.Group: 0
Jason Bjorn
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Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 16:36
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
"Copy that, Colonel," Jason replies, and begins retracing his steps.

He's not foolish enough to assume that everything will just be as it was when he came this way, though, and keeps an eye out to see if anything has changed. Of course, he's also looking for anything that he may have missed the first time.
StarMaster
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Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 17:06
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
Carter can find some references to culture... it's not much different than Earth culture, as far as she can tell. Clearly, the nature of it is different, but there are many similarities. The local database doesn't have a lot of data on anything not related to the research, but there were personal references made to 'shows'... presumably musical performances and stage productions. There does not seem to be anything equivalent to the cinema.

The only history Carter can find is that pertaining to the research. It goes into similar research conducted by three other scientists (presumably) in the field. There's peripheral data on the history of the Sha'Kri encountering the Goa'uld. There's not a lot of specifics, but reference to the first encounter resulting badly... 27,000 dead Sha'Kri.


Kyle just finds general information on related topics to the biochemistry research that was being done here. There are some 'advertisements' from companies that manufacture equipment that was being used here.

Apparently the key to the formula was discovered by a Ruvan (Dr.) Karanis. She was an expert on microbiology.

Other references include chemistry, meteorology and electronics.

There's no indication that the Sha'Kri were aware of the Tok'ra, but they were working on a formula that would stay with the Goa'uld even if they went through a stargate.
StarMaster
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Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 01:44
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
Kyle then stumbles across the personnel records. He finds about a dozen different lists that have all the people here on them... in different orders. Some sort of rotation: leave, vacation, night shift, etc.

Each of the individual personnel records list name, gender, age, address, other personal data, family, etc. There's also a CV for each of them, along with admin notes.
Kyle McGuinness
 SG-X2, 195 posts
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Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 14:39
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
Fascinating... getting a real feel of the sort of people who were living and working here. Kyle is soon absorbed. It's the sort of thing he'd often speculate about on a dig site but most didn't keep that sort of records, or they hadn't survived.
Travis Fox
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Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 19:24
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
"Interesting," Travis commented over Kyle's shoulder.

"You'll notice that there is minimal data on psychological profiles. A race of telepaths would hardly have those kinds of problem."

"Although... it occurs to me now that there could be a deviant telepath that was capable of hiding its... violent tendencies... from the probing of others. Biological aberrations do occur."

"As a research facility, do you think these people shared ideas telepathically? Would they actually finish each others' sentences? Or would the telepathy put them beyond the need to do that?"

"The Major and Jason should be returning shortly. Have you found anything useful yet?"

Jackie Carter
 SG-X2, 207 posts
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Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 19:49
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
In reply to Travis Fox (msg # 748):

The biochemical research in this facility was very interesting.
Travis Fox
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Mon 27 Nov 2017
at 23:12
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
"I guess this facility is talking to you two this time, instead of me," Travis said to Kyle and Carter.

"I guess that means there are no Sha'Kri trapped in the machines here. Of course, this wasn't a mind-launching facility."

"Have you found any of the chemical or whatever it was still here? Have you found any records that indicate it was tested or used on any Goa'uld? Have you found the formula or process?"

Jackie Carter
 SG-X2, 208 posts
 Human Explorer
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Tue 28 Nov 2017
at 03:29
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
In reply to Travis Fox (msg # 750):

I guess talking is a word that works. Computers aren’t all that much different. Just need the language of the people and math.
StarMaster
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Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 17:04
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
Coleman and Jason have no trouble returning to the research facility via the rapid transit system.

Nothing has changed, and they don't spot anything of more than general interest.
Coleman Hendricks
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Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 17:42
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
Coleman hops out and head back to where the scientists are doing their thing.

"Here's those 'artifacts' you requested, Carter." Coleman says, handing the knick-nacks over.

"I think you would've enjoyed the city, Fox; nature has largely encroached on it so it has kind of a peaceful feel.

How close are you two to being ready to go? I think whatever data you get here is all we're going to get out of this place for now, so if you're on to something good then we should get it, but if it seems like mostly just curiosities... like those 'collectibles', then we can let SGC decide whether to try to collect all the data or not."

Kyle McGuinness
 SG-X2, 196 posts
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Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 17:53
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
Kyle gave a rueful grin.

"This civilisation is a bit technologically advanced for me. They also seem quite prosaic, businesslike."
Jason Bjorn
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Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 18:32
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
"Well, that's what we're looking for," Jason adds. "The question is whether we can use any of it. Frankly, it doesn't sound like it did the Sha'kri any good... well, other than to let them escape."

"Even if we could harness their telepathy equipment, there's no way the entire Earth would or could evacuate. I suspect their telepathy let them be more... civilized. I'm having nightmares just trying to think of the problems evacuating Earth would cause."

"On the plus side, they did have starships. Not sure how much telepathy was used for normal ships."

"And, they may have found a... poison? Virus? ...that can stop the Goa'uld. Sadly, we're talking about genocide, but it's not like there's an alternative."

"So, what do you want to do now, boss? We're not really equipped or trained to explore the whole planet. We've found what we can from this place, right? Time to go explore another planet!"

Coleman Hendricks
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Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 18:35
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
"Yeah, we should head home and get our next orders. This planet may be promising, but you're right about us not being the right team, at least right now, to try to explore the whole thing."
Jackie Carter
 SG-X2, 209 posts
 Human Explorer
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Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 18:48
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
In reply to Coleman Hendricks (msg # 756):

Well, first we aren’t a large enough team. A Company would probably be more re accurately needed for this. Part Military and probably mostly civilian tech experts.
Coleman Hendricks
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Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 19:01
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
"Well, sounds like we're in agreement, then. Let's pack up and move out." Coleman assists with anything that needs packing, then leads the way back out and back to the gate. Once again he chats up the locals as a sort of friendly distraction while McGuinness dials out.
Jason Bjorn
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Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 19:08
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
"Thinkin' the same thing," agreed Jason. "An army of geeks! And it'd still take them years to cover the whole planet."

"Besides, they got Sarnak's brain to pick... however faded or scrambled it is."

StarMaster
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Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 19:24
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
The team has no problem returning to the gate. There's another team dealing with Crom and the Cromar, so after checking in with them, you dial the gate, get clearance, and step through the gate back to Stargate Command.

General Hammond greets you, asks how the mission went, and expects a full report in two hours.

[OOC: The game was set up with the idea that the teams could have down time at SGC, or even off-base.

So,, my question is: do you want to do that? I'm okay with it. Or, we can fast forward to the next mission.]

Kyle McGuinness
 SG-X2, 197 posts
 Human Scientist
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Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 13:05
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
Kyle gathered all his notes and was ready to return. He still enjoyed going through the Stargate, that never got old.




OOC: How about downtime over Christmas and a new mission in the New Year?
Jackie Carter
 SG-X2, 210 posts
 Human Explorer
 Air Force Major
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 16:24
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
In reply to Kyle McGuinness (msg # 761):

It might be nice for Jackie to visit her family for Christmas or some holiday in our downtime in story. she hasn’t been home in a while.
Coleman Hendricks
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Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 00:53
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
OOC: I like the idea of downtime over Christmas; IRL it is a hectic time of year, and IC (assuming it is also Christmas time IC), it is often a very desirable time to get leave during that time. I'll have to consider what Coleman does in his downtime, though. :D
Jason Bjorn
 SG-X2, 83 posts
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Thu 14 Dec 2017
at 17:51
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
Sounds like a plan to me!

Somebody post in the SGC threads to get this started.

Keep in mind, that we've just entered the Twelve Days of Christmas, and with New Year's Day a week later, that time is going to pass far more quickly than you think!
Jackie Carter
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 Human Explorer
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Thu 14 Dec 2017
at 17:56
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
In reply to Jason Bjorn (msg # 764):

Actually 12 days of Christmas start on Christmas and end on January 5th aka Epiphany
StarMaster
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Thu 14 Dec 2017
at 18:19
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
Ha-ha! You tell 'em, Carter!


So we'll do downtime until January 2, when we'll go through the gate on a new adventure!

If anyone has any ideas on what kind of adventure or world you'd like to go to next, speak up!

I have lots of ideas myself, but I want to make sure you get something you want.

According to the character sheet, Kyle is still 1st level. He should be 2nd level by now.

In addition, everyone gains another level since the mission is now complete. So, when we start the next mission in January, everyone in SGX-2 should be 3rd level.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:20, Thu 14 Dec.

Kyle McGuinness
 SG-X2, 198 posts
 Human Scientist
 Civilian
Fri 15 Dec 2017
at 09:48
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
Noted. I am on leave from the close today so I shall update the character sheet.

I'd like to meet a live civilisation I can talk to, if that's feasible, please.
Coleman Hendricks
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Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 17:37
Re: X82-37R: Waterfallter Return
Coleman, relieved to get some leave, heads out to get some R&R. He considers, briefly, visiting one of his ex-wives' families, but thinks better of it. Instead he decides to go skiing for a bit, then head to his family's Christmas gathering. He can be the crazy uncle always interjecting politics into everywhere they don't belong and making holiday dinner suitably uncomfortable for everyone. Exiting. Also he can play some catch with his nephews and have a couple beers with his siblings.

OOC: I will try to get my character updated too. I'll have to look up how that all works, though. ;)