At Freeman's Island - Briefing.   Posted by Relic GM.Group: 0
Cassiadora
 player, 42 posts
 Flight Control Officer
 Lieutenant - USS Cuyahoga
Mon 8 Aug 2016
at 23:14
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
The briefly was certainly interesting and Gian's question was both notable and intriguing.   She could have predicted the response though.   The question she needed was how they were going to get everyone in her team and their equipment safely into place without the 'natives' noticing.
Commander Delilah Samson
 NPC Dyson Base XO, 8 posts
 Human female
 CO Dyson Base
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 00:23
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
In reply to Mac Anderson (msg # 19):

"Yes Lieutenant. You'll all report to Lieutenant Atek at Dodge City at 1500 hours. it is now 0900 hours, so you have 6 hour to get there. We've found that it's best to cut across the inner vacuum and go what would be transorbital at standard impulse. We try to discourage doing warp speed inside the Sphere except in emergencies. You'll find the view stunning. Right now, it's time for your medical in-routine. Dr. Adonidas is waiting for you in the MIR. Turn right as you leave, pass the junction, first door on the left. Dismissed." She returns to Main Ops, and the six characters head to the MIR.

At their destination, the door is marked Medical Inspection Room. Inside is an olive-skinned Human woman of about thirty in a blue medical lab coat. She has curly dark hair pulled back into a bun. "G'day, eh?" she greets them. "Take two ASA and call me in the morning." At the confused looks she undoubtedly gets from some of the crew, she explains, "Sorry, medical humour."

"Activate EMH Outpost Three," she continues as she motions the crew to be seated, and a slightly rumpled looking man fades into being.

"Lieutenant Anderson, please sit on the bed here. Lieutenant Dul, Hawkeye is the EMH for Dodge City—he'll do your examination."

She takes out a tricorder and proceeds to wave it over Mac's body. "My, my, Lieutenant, what an interesting collection of scar tissue you have."

"Hawkeye" does likewise with Cassy. His bedside manner is witty, unlike earlier versions of the EMH programme. "Hello, dear. New in town?" he quips.
Cassiadora
 player, 43 posts
 Flight Control Officer
 Lieutenant - USS Cuyahoga
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 00:32
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
Not expecting anything outstanding in her medical, Cassy will politely reply to the medical hologram (she is not being short with him - it is simply her natural demeanour) and will hopefully conclude her interview without incident.
Gian Seingalt
 player, 42 posts
 Lieutenant, junior grade
 Centauran male
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 04:51
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
Gian patiently waits his turn -- he isn't entirely keen on dealing with doctors and examinations; his injury was about to come up....again. It's not like anything has changed in four years.
Mac Anderson
 player, 34 posts
 Xenexian Flight Officer
 USS Kitchissippi
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 05:15
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
Mac stripped off his shirt even though it wasn't required - years of working in Starfleet hadn't quite robbed him of the reflex earned from hundreds of visits to the medical shamans on Xenex. The scars on his fists and arms were old knotted masses from brawling and swordplay at home, but the angry purple plasma burns across his back had clearly been treated with modern technology but never quite healed their surface patina. He smiled pleasantly at Doctor Adonidas and waited for her to finish.

"They made sure everything was in the right place at least. I've got full range of motion, no pains still. They say that might change as I get older, but who plans on that?"
Shione
 player, 37 posts
 Betazoid/Vulcan female
 Engineer,USS Kitchissippi
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 09:49
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
In reply to Commander Delilah Samson (msg # 21):

Shione followed the others into the med bay,certain that there was nothing to be concerned about
Her health was optimal,so she simply waited her turn patiently
Relic GM
 GM, 142 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 15:42
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
Dr. Adonidas says to Mac, "Well, you check out OK. We'll keep an eye out for any degeneration of your condition." She turns to Gian. "Mr. Seingalt, You're up next."
She raises an eye at Gian's scans. "Well, Mr. Seingalt, you've obviously seen some action. Is there any pain?"

Hawkeye concludes with Cassy's exam, "I'm sorry, I have bad news. You're going to live." He grins. "Mr. Merawdr, please take a seat." A quick scan and Argent checks out OK.

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:06, Tue 09 Aug 2016.

Gian Seingalt
 player, 43 posts
 Lieutenant, junior grade
 Centauran male
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 16:08
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
"Doctor," he says by way of greeting as he crosses over to the waiting biobed, his tone merely polite. Gian had had enough of doctors during his post-cadet cruise recovery, so he feels no desire to be his normal charming self, regardless of how pretty an MD might be.
Argent Merawdr
 player, 25 posts
 Caitian Science Officer
 Lt (JG)
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 18:50
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
"A holographic doctor!" Argent exclaims as the EMH appears and begins scanning everyone. "What will they think of next?"

"Hmmm. Why wouldn't it just be scanning for holographic diseases?"


It was more of a joke than a real question.

"Ha! Nailed it! Not even any dandruff! Wait... does it scan for hairballs?"

It was another joke... maybe it was just Caitian humor. He wasn't really surprised at the result of the medical scan. Cats and their Caitian cousins tended to have self-correcting metabolisms. It was one of the reasons cats were said to have nine lives. Unfortunately, that didn't seem to apply to Caitians. Or maybe it was just that civilization had killed off eight of them already.

Anyway, Caitians no longer got hairballs--they were 'civilized' now.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:07, Wed 10 Aug 2016.

Shione
 player, 38 posts
 Betazoid/Vulcan female
 Engineer,USS Kitchissippi
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 19:47
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
In reply to Argent Merawdr (msg # 28):

Behind him ,a short distance away Argent heard some sort of muffled sound coming from Shione.

When he looked he saw that she was unsuccessfully trying to stifle a laugh
"Cat humor,I love it!"
Hawkeye
 NPC Dyson Base EMH, 1 post
 EMH Mk.III
 Dyson Base Outpost 3
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 19:53
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
In reply to Argent Merawdr (msg # 28):

Hawkeye looks offended. "Sir! I'll have you know I come from a very distinguished line! My great great grandfather was the very first X-Ray machine. Patients were always faking injuries, but he could see right through them. You'll have to be neutered," He jokes, with a Groucgho Marx leer. "Don't worry, you won't miss'em and you won't be prowling and spraying any more."

He steps back. "Now, scat! I have real patients to treat. Next! Ms. Kurasa?"
Relic GM
 GM, 143 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 20:00
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
Dr. Adonidas looks pained. "Thank you, the Sirius Cybernetics Coropration. It's a new feature with the EMH Mk. III—Genuine People Personalities they call it. I've a notion to go over to Dodge City and take an axe to his mainframe and give you a reprogramming you'll never forget," she says acidly.

Hawkeye looks miffed. "Hey," he says offendedly, "Quoting old comedy routines is my schtick! I'll file a union greivance!"
Cassiadora
 player, 44 posts
 Flight Control Officer
 Lieutenant - USS Cuyahoga
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 21:27
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
Cassy makes no comment, content to complete her medical in good time but makes a mental note to fill in a customer satisfaction report.... Humour at the expense of others is hardly appropriate given the situation!
Relic GM
 GM, 144 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 21:35
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
Dr. Adonidas finishes Gian's scans and pronounces him healthy. Next up, she checks Rai out and finds her, like the others, fit for duty.

Hawkeye finishes his scan of Shione, frowns, and repeats part of the sequence. "That's odd," he mutters, and turns to Adonidas. "Doctor," he says, "could you take a look at this?" and hands her his tricorder. "Compare this," he explains, "with this!"

The Human doctor looks puzzled and says to the crew,"Would you all please wait for a few moments in the anteroom while we go over the results?"

After five minutes, she calls Cassy back in and takes a blood sample, then does the same with Shione. The others are informed they are clear and that if they'd like some refreshments, they may use one of the crew lounges on level two.
Cassiadora
 player, 45 posts
 Flight Control Officer
 Lieutenant - USS Cuyahoga
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 21:49
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
Having been called back after being cleared was a surprise bug she allows the blood work to be done, "Is something the matter doctors?" The doctors would hardly call her back for anything that would not affect her ability to function as a member of the federation crew....

This message was last edited by the player at 21:50, Tue 09 Aug 2016.

Shione
 player, 39 posts
 Betazoid/Vulcan female
 Engineer,USS Kitchissippi
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 22:13
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In reply to Cassiadora (msg # 34):

<Why us I wonder,Cassy?

Have you ever been sick?
The worst I've had was being wounded,but I'm completely patched up>


Shione tried to be patient,but she shared Cassy's concern about being found unfit for this mission and so she paced to work off the energy from her anxiety
Relic GM
 GM, 145 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 22:50
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
As they wait for the results, the doctor comments, "I get the impression that you're uncomfortable with the bedside manner in our little corner of the universe, Ms. Dul—may I call you Cassiadora? I'm Athena, now that we're in private."

She consults a PADD. "Out here on the frontier, and make no mistake, this is the frontier, no less than Bajor Sector; we have to find humour where we can. That's why Hawkeye was programmed with that personality. In dire circumstances, such as the late War or the Kapecki attack a few months back, there's so much tendency to sink into despair and succumb to the terrors we face that, especially as medics we find ourselves falling back on humour to keep ourselves sane in an insane universe. That's why we have whimsical names for the Outposts, and why there are planets called We Made It and Oh Shit, or why the main settlement on Nimbus III is called Paradise City. My prescription, if you care to do so, is to research the old 20th century flat-vid 'Tee-Vee' show that Hawkeye's appearance and personality is based on. It's called M*A*S*H and it'll be in the database. It may give you some insights even if you don't understand the humour or, indeed, find it funny."

Hawkeye flickers into being beside her. "I've sent the results to your PADD. I'm not sure what to make of it."

"Oh, my!" Athena says on reading the results. "Oh, sorry, nothing is wrong with either of you—we should all be so healthy. Ms. Kurasa—Shione -- It says here in your records that you were adopted, but that you lived until you were five with your mother. Do you have any memories of her?"
Shione
 player, 40 posts
 Betazoid/Vulcan female
 Engineer,USS Kitchissippi
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 23:49
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
In reply to Relic GM (msg # 36):

"Memories? Of Course.She kept in touch with me and I just cane from Betazed before reporting for this mission"

With that she pulls out her PADD and shows photos of her visit including pictures of them together at her Mother's current home
"It was the first time I visited her at her home in the country,but we spent 3 days together,See" and she shows the shots for all  three of them to see

"Now would you please tell me what in the hell this has to do with my Mother!!"
Her voice rises slightly and Cassy can feel a touch of anger and impatience in Shione's thoughts
Relic GM
 GM, 146 posts
Tue 9 Aug 2016
at 23:54
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
Athena: "Shione, would you mind passing the PADD to Cassiadora? I'm going out on a limb here, but I suspect she might find them... interesting."

Shione
 player, 41 posts
 Betazoid/Vulcan female
 Engineer,USS Kitchissippi
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 00:06
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
In reply to Relic GM (msg # 38):

The look Athena gets from Shione speaks volumes as to her decreasing patience
"I'm so glad to see that you are enjoying our discomfort Doctor",but she complies with the Doctor's request and hands Cassy the PADD with the photos of the house and Shione's MOther

I trust you are going to tell us what is going on Please!?"
Relic GM
 GM, 147 posts
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 00:28
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
Athena sighs and says gently, "As we're a fairly small base out-of-the way, we don't have a dedicated Counsellor, so that duty falls to the CMO. I'm now speaking in that capacity. Please give Cassiadora a moment to process and let her respond. I'm afraid that your Vulcan half, which not many people know is very emotional unless constrained by Surakian philosophy, is controlling you. If you will calm yourself, we will try to work things out, but patience, as the proverb goes, is a virtue."

Shione
 player, 42 posts
 Betazoid/Vulcan female
 Engineer,USS Kitchissippi
Wed 10 Aug 2016
at 00:42
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
In reply to Relic GM (msg # 40):

"I am calm Doctor.I control my emotions by expressing them,not repressing "

PM <You know what's going on here Cassy?>

Shione keeps her eyes fixed on Cassy watching for her reactions,but still unsure why there should be one

This message was last edited by the player at 20:10, Wed 10 Aug 2016.

Cassiadora
 player, 46 posts
 Flight Control Officer
 Lieutenant - USS Cuyahoga
Fri 12 Aug 2016
at 00:08
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
The flare of intense anger that Shione might feel has no obvious outward signs as Cassy considers the surface. "You are quite correct Doctor.   I do not appreciate it...."

And then having considered the surface she adds, "Doctor. Do you believe what you are showing me has any ramifications on my fitness to act as a member of this Federation crew? If not, then I believe you have overstepped your remit and by inference have breached your hippocratic oath and my privacy and I will be making a formal complaint."
Relic GM
 GM, 149 posts
Fri 12 Aug 2016
at 01:01
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
In reply to Cassiadora (msg # 42):

"Excuse me? Of course it has an effect on your psyche. This is why I informed you in private, with, I might add, Lieutenant Kurasa's cooperation, in my official capacity. Your ignorance of the Hyppocratic Oath is showing, Lieutenant Dul. The Oath has no legal standing in the United Federation or under the Starfleet Code of Justice, and is silent on the subject of privilege. Please do not presume to lecture a doctor, and a Greek besides, on this matter of Greek Philosophy. Further, you are bordering on insubordination. You may be the same rank as I, but I assure you I have more time-in-rank than you and this is within my jurisdiction as CMO and Counsellor of Starfleet's Dyson Sphere Exploration Mission. When you tabbed the PADD you placed yourself under my purview under Starfleet under Starfleet Regulation 104 regarding Chain of Command. You have been informed of a matter of both psychological and legal import. How you deal with it is your own lookout. If you ever want to discuss it, I will be available, either by secure comms or in person. You are dismissed" she snaps. You feel a wave of anger and exasperation wash over you.
Cassiadora
 player, 47 posts
 Flight Control Officer
 Lieutenant - USS Cuyahoga
Sat 13 Aug 2016
at 02:02
At Freeman's Island - Briefing
Dismissed?  I think not!  The wave of Anger from the doctor compounds the issue and Cassy stands, nods (accepting the Doctor's seniority in this matter) and turns to Shione, "We'll speak shortly."   And with that, she'll leave, heading immediately to her quarters to file a grievance where she lists both the 'Greek' doctor's unilateral actions and his breach of Federation Law that he has clearly misinterpreted and misrepresented.

Further, she includes the fact that this information, revealed as it was, may in fact be linked to earlier concerns of Romulan infiltration and, while it may be true, it's revelation now, at the base, seemed out of sorts.

Regardless, the doctor's revelation of this information was both insensitive and inappropriate given either outcome.

[02:47, Today: Cassiadora rolled 7 using the Last Unicorn system with 4d6+2.  Federation Law.]