Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours.   Posted by Relic GM.Group: 0
Relic GM
 GM, 156 posts
Tue 16 Aug 2016
at 23:05
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
At 1700 hours, the entire crew of the Outpost assembles on the terrace except for Lieutenant (junior grade) Hightopp, who is manning the Ops Centre. Almost everyone is in mufti, some in bathing suits as they plan to use the hot tub. A few chaise longues are available for those who wish to sun themselves, and a larger number of deck chairs are scattered about. An open grill is set up opposite the hot tub and appetising aromas waft through the air on the slight breeze. Lieutenant Atek stands in the centre of the gathering and addresses the crowd. "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our inaugural bash. In about half an hour, it will be Stardate 53000.0, the official Federation New Year and the beginning of official operations here at Dyson Base Outpost Three, Dodge City. I would like to welcome our new Runabout crews commanded by Lieutenants MacArthur Anderson and Cassiadora Dul—take a bow. Their crews are Lieutenants (junior grade) Kurasa, Merawdr, Gazzo; and Seingalt, Rai and Ensign Sosal. Welcome all, and dig in!" He raises a glass in toast. The 'afternoon' is sunny and warm with a slight breeze. Numerous fragrant flowers in the planters at the edge of the rooftop terrace add their perfumes to the smell of food.
Cassiadora
 player, 50 posts
 Flight Control Officer
 Lieutenant - USS Cuyahoga
Tue 16 Aug 2016
at 23:31
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
Cassy will attend the reception dressed in a flowing yet understated grey and white gown.   Her mood... pensive.  It was hardly the best start to her commission but when faced with believed injustice, she was simply not one to stand aside.   For now though, celebration and she'll accept a glass of bubbly and will mingle taking in the 'mood' of those around her and making very sure not to project her own onto others.
Relic GM
 GM, 157 posts
Wed 17 Aug 2016
at 02:00
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
The party seems to be going well. Argent is still unsure of the social niceties of humamoids' celebrations, but several people attempt to engage him in conversation. One in particular is theFlight Control officer of the USS Dog River, Lieutenant Brent Leroy. He is a portly, balding Human in his late thirties. Strangely, he wears a pair of lenses over his eyes. Argent has seen these 'spectacles' or 'glasses' before but is uncertain as to their purpose. "Hi, there, ah... Argent? That's an interesting name. In English it means silver,but I notice that your fur is black. Story?" he asks. "Oh, sorry, my name's Brent. Pilot of the Dog River."  At 1726, Atek announces, "One minute until 53000.0 Mr. Hightopp, you may stand by." Several seconds later he says, "Ten... nine... eight..." and so on until he reaches "Three... two... one! Happy New Year!" as a series of brightly coloured firework shoot into the sky, popping loudly and leaving behind a cloud of haze which smells of unburnt black powder.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:00, Wed 17 Aug 2016.

Shione
 player, 48 posts
 Betazoid/Vulcan female
 Engineer,USS Kitchissippi
Wed 17 Aug 2016
at 21:04
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
In reply to Cassiadora (msg # 2):

Shione moves around the room "sensing" the moods of the people and greeting those she hasn't met before ,warmly

Upon seeing Cassy she waits til she is alone and approaches "You look lovely Lt.
I guess you decided not to speak with me after all,Hmmnn?"


See PM

Shione speaks with Cassiadora for a minute or so keeping her voice low(or using Telepathy)

She then  rejoins the party moving through the crowd to the bar and sitting alongside Chief Schmidt


"I believe I owe you a drink Chief.
Nice party by the way.
What will you have? I'll have a German Lager"
She orders both

After ordering she grins at him I'll let you start with the first story,before giving you one of mine.That sound fair to you Chief?"

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Gian Seingalt
 player, 47 posts
 Lieutenant, junior grade
 Centauran male
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 06:22
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
Gian enters the terrace in civilian clothes fit for an outdoorsman. Adjusting the cuffs of his shirt, he orders a 2258 port and finds his crew mates just before Lt. Atek greets him.

Cassy's attire almost makes him do a double take, but her mood makes her look small and fragile. How much of this drama with Shione has affected her fellow Betazoid? A brief flash of concern crosses the engineer's face, but he sets it aside for the moment and begins to mingle with the others.

He finds the Iotian nearby, and heads over to introduce himself. "Mr. Gazzo? Gian Seingalt."

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Fast Tony Gazzo
 player, 3 posts
 Iotian male
 Tech Assessment
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 18:33
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
Gazzo arrives ahead of schedule 'togged to the bricks' (dressed up). Wearing a fine, velvet suit tailor-made to hide the 'gat' he feels naked without, he saunders up to the bar. A painful experience in his youth has taught Gazzo to always "case" out a joint and whenever possible sit with your back to the wall and observe all exits. Starfleet has dulled this instinct to a degree, but old habits are hard to break.

Never fond of the bland taste of synthehol, Gazzo orders a couple of shots of his favorite 'hooch' kept behind the bar. Observing his fellow officers as they each arrive, he particularly perks up when Cassiadora walks in..."What a fine tomato this dame is", he thinks, "Wonder what me chances are?".

Cassiadora looks in Gazzo's direction as if knowing what he is thinking. A tall, athletic-looking lieutenant walks up to him..." Mr. Gazzo? Giam Seingalt. "

Firmly shaking Seingalt's hand, Gazzo offers him a seat and a shot of his best hooch.." I make
it myself "
, he says with a wide grin. "Drink up."
Cassiadora
 player, 51 posts
 Flight Control Officer
 Lieutenant - USS Cuyahoga
Thu 18 Aug 2016
at 23:09
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
Happy new year?   That certainly wasn't the case and Shione was apparently set on ensuring that any chance Cassy had on enjoying the little party was... lost.   The young woman certainly lacked any sort of control over her emotional side - Vulcan of Betazoid - and it was beginning to grate - more so as she 'has her say' and then leaves Cassy and heads for the bar.

Cassy remains standing there, silently, for a time before slowly drifting towards where Gian had began chatting with Fast Tony.... (Does he actually think this at her?  If so, he may actually receive an answer!)  Then to the two men, "Mind if I join?"
Prashanthi Rai
 player, 20 posts
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 04:34
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
Lieutenant Rai enjoys the fresh air at the periphery of the reception, nursing a whiskey sour. She's still feeling a little introverted and ill at ease with the constant deluge of new faces. After weeks of prep for this new posting, she's ready for a good scientific conundrum to sink her teeth into. Deciding that she should at least make an effort to socialize, she seeks out Sosal.

" Ensign," she says, smiling," how are you settling in?"
Argent Merawdr
 player, 26 posts
 Caitian Science Officer
 Lt (JG)
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 05:28
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
"Gak! Another party! What kind of mission is this?" Argent mutters to himself as he wanders through the party. "Oh, look! We woke up! Must be time for another party!"

Then a Human 'confronts' him. Someone named Brent who wears spectacles.

"Yes, I am Argent," he replies to Brent. "My cousin was named Silver, and that made the name feminine, so my parents named me Argent because it was another name for silver. Both names were because of our eyes."

As Brent looks, he sees that Argent's eyes really are silvery in color, a color that has also been called 'steel gray'.

"I've heard of 'party colleges' back at the Academy, but no one ever mentioned 'party assignments'. I suppose it's too late to request reassignment."

And then the fireworks went off and Argent momentarily started to hide under a table, thinking that they were under attack.
Gian Seingalt
 player, 48 posts
 Lieutenant, junior grade
 Centauran male
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 15:52
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
Gian downs a shot, and grimaces as it burns past his throat and into his stomach. Exhaling audibly, he croaks, "That's...solid."

He takes a moment to recover before adding, "Your own blend, eh? Is this a corn whiskey? Do you keep a still, or is it programmed?"

He sees Cassy edging towards them, and consciously attempts to clear his thoughts -- especially the way her dress made her seem to glide across the room. A man could get used to that.

When she asks to join them, he stands and smiles warmly, "Please do. Have you met Mr. Gazzo? Tony -- may I call you Tony? -- may I introduce Lt. Cassiadora Dul, my flight officer."

This message was last edited by the player at 15:52, Fri 19 Aug 2016.

Cassiadora
 player, 52 posts
 Flight Control Officer
 Lieutenant - USS Cuyahoga
Fri 19 Aug 2016
at 23:55
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
Cassy couldn't help but notice Gian's glance but makes nothing of it as he introduces Tony, "No I have not."  She'll offer him her hand and smile, "Please to meet you, Mr. Gazzo."
Ensign Sosal
 NPC USS Cuyahoga, 6 posts
 Saurian male
 Junior Science Officer
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 00:44
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
"Oh, quite well, Lieutenant Rai," he replies brightly. "Of course, I've been on Dyson Base for a few months, now, but I'm just as new here at Outpost Three. My new quarters are adequate, very similar to those I had at the original Freeman's Island installation. Have you tried the barbecue? There are many vegetable-only dishes—roasted corn, grilled zucchini, and a concoction of fresh vegetables known as crudité."

This message was lightly edited by the player at 00:45, Sat 20 Aug 2016.

Relic GM
 GM, 159 posts
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 01:16
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
LeRoy steadies Argent. "Whoa, there big fellah! Just a little harmless sound & lightshowmdash;don't they have fireworks where you come from?" he laughs, showing his teeth and barking in that way primate-descended Humanoids have.

Fast Tony ignores the fireworks—they sound like the mob on the next block tuning up their Chicago typewriters (Tommy guns). The high-class dame he's talking with looks like she might consider something more... physical. But she ain't no moll in a juke joint.

Shione notes a new bunch just arriving at the reception. They must be the crew of the Runabout USS Miramichi, which had been announced over the tannoy as arriving 15 minutes ago. "Have no fear, Sinjin's here!" announces the tall blond Human leading them. He's wearing Lieutenant's pips and a Command red shirt. From her perusal of the outpost's personnel manifest, he'd be Lieutenant St. John Stanford-Smythe, commander of the runabout female Human with him his Science Officer Lieutenant (j.g.) Sophie Bourque. The Vargr and Edoan following them would then be Ensign Mantichiore Greywolf and Lieutenant (jg) Arrif, respectively.

Argent's neck hairs briefly try to stand up. "A dog? Is that a dog in an Ensign's uniform?"
Mac Anderson
 NPC USS Kitchissippi, 38 posts
 Xenexian Flight Officer
 USS Kitchissippi
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 01:21
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
Mac is still trying to feel his tongue after trying Gazzo's 'bathtub gin', which tastes nothing like the evergreen-tasting gin he'd tried back at the Academymdash;this stuff was more like engineering degreaser. He tries to wash the taste out with something called 'Newfoundland Screech'—a most appropriate name for the harsh rum-based beverage.
Fast Tony Gazzo
 player, 4 posts
 Iotian male
 Tech Assessment
Sat 20 Aug 2016
at 22:33
Dodge City - Reception 1700 hours
In reply to Gian Seingalt (msg # 10):

"It's good old-fashioned home brew", chuckles Gazzo, "Pops came up with recipe years ago. Supplying all the local `gin mills' in our territory started his rise to BOSS."

As Tony starts to explain the making of his special 'whiskey', he notices Gian looking a little distracted, glancing across the room. The 'tomato' he noticed earlier is making her way towards them... "Mind if I join?", she says.

Gian stands and smiles warmly, "Please do. Have you met Mr. Gazzo? Tony -- may I call you Tony? -- may I introduce Lt. Cassiadora Dul, my flight officer." With a warm smile, Cassiadora replies, “Pleased to meet you Mr. Gazzo”.

“Mr. Gazzo…please. Mr. Gazzo is me father”, Tony replies with a huge smile, “Lieutant Tonio Gazzo...my friends call me Tony”. Gazzo takes her offered hand and lightly kisses it, offering her his seat and orders a round of drinks for everyone. As Cassiadora takes the offered seat, fireworks begin to go off. Having grown up on the Lower East Side back home, Gazzo takes no notice to the noise.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:22, Sat 20 Aug 2016.