The Station.   Posted by Relic GM.Group: 0
Lt Zedrick Sloane
 player, 45 posts
 Centauran Lieutenant
 Flight Control
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 19:30
The Station
In reply to Relic GM (msg # 56):<b>"Lt. Sloane here,  Lt. M'Rel is assigned to a different ship and is my direct superior.  I have been give a quick briefing only about you Möbius.   I will arrange an away team and beam right over. " "Who is with me" he adds
Lt Marissa Swann
 Player, 83 posts
 Human/Klingon female
 Lt. USS Thames II
Wed 4 Oct 2017
at 21:02
The Station
In reply to Lt Zedrick Sloane (msg # 57):

Marissa snorted As if he would be going without her?

"I will of course and I think Dahlakino should as her abilities could prove useful.

And perhaps Nivran as well."

Mobius
 YAGLA, 1 post
Thu 5 Oct 2017
at 02:28
The Station
The Runabout dissolves in a wash of transporter sparkles and is replaced by the station interior. It is the by-now-familiar architecture of the Grandfather's facilities, cool blue-grey ceramic walls and ceiling and grey carpet underfoot. The light coming from the concealed fixtures is, however softer, more like sunlight. A male Human in his mid-50's is sitting in a command chair with his fingers steepled beneath his chin. Nivran automatically scans the room visually—the away team is at the crook of an "L"-shaped room with several consoles and viewscreens. Dahlakino regards Möbius coolly, sizing him up.



Möbius stands and spreads his hands in welcome, intoning in a rich baritone, "I've adjusted the lighting to be more comfortable. The Finori prefer the harsher spectrum and the Kapecki adjust automatically, but I prefer the light of Sol—it's what I grew up with after all. I bid you welcome. So, Lt. M'Rel is your superior, eh? That's interesting, but I see from your insignia that you're of equal rank."

Nivran interjects with a rumble, "Lieutenant Commander M'Rel is the Commander, Flight Group of the Dyson Exploratory Mission."

"Excuse me, LCdr. M'Rel... obviously he's been promoted since we met. Good for him." Möbius extends a hand toward Zed. "Dr. Edward Morbius, most recent known by the sobriquet Möbius, at your service, Lt. Sloane. And who might be your companions?"

This message was last edited by the player at 17:47, Fri 06 Oct 2017.

Lt Zedrick Sloane
 player, 46 posts
 Centauran Lieutenant
 Flight Control
Fri 6 Oct 2017
at 18:23
The Station
In reply to Mobius (msg # 59):

"Möbius it is great to meet you." As Zed accepts his hand in a friendly hand shake

"These are Lt. Swann, Lt. Nivran and Dahlakmo all assigned along with me to the USS Thames" Pausing as he names each of them.

"And yes the lights are fine. Thanks for adjusting them." 
Mobius
 YAGLA, 2 posts
Sat 7 Oct 2017
at 03:23
The Station
"Pleased to meet you, too, Lieutenant." says Möbius. "Well, I'm aware that your Federation considers it a great mystery as to why the Dyson star in its occasional fits and starts does not sterilise the interior of the Sphere. This station..." he waves to indicate the surroundings, "...and nineteen others equally spaced throughout the photosphere of the star are why. It's modified Ormston class Sky-Rig solar syphon from the Third Vilani Imperium in the universe from which the Grandfather originates."



He beckons for the away team to follow him, "Please, the control room is not the most hospitable of spaces on the station. There's an office on this level which is more comfortable." He leads the away team out a door and down the corridor to the right and through a pair of iris-type doors to another room. In this room is a desk and a pair of armchairs as well as a table with four chairs. Möbius gestures to the chairs and pulls one of the armchairs arounf to face them. "Computer, a pitcher of ice water and five glasses." A panel in the wall opens revealing the requested pitcher and glasses. Small globes of ice float in the water.

Dahlakino pours water for all and runs her tricorder over them. "Pure H2O, 4° Celsius," she declares.

"So, Ms. Dahlakino, I'm not familiar with your insignia, but I do recognise that your species is not native to this universe. Quite interesting."

Nivran stares at hir glass suspiciously. Shi rumbles, "Lt. Dahlakino is a refugee from the a Galactic Empire in, as you correctly deduce, another reality. She's been accorded the provisional Starfleet rank of Lieutenant, junior grade. The lozenge indicates a provisional rank." Shi sips the water carefully.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:52, Sun 15 Oct 2017.

Lt Zedrick Sloane
 player, 47 posts
 Centauran Lieutenant
 Flight Control
Tue 10 Oct 2017
at 17:43
The Station
In reply to Mobius (msg # 61):

"It is interesting we have not picked this one or the other nineteen before, and even more interesting to find you on the one we were able to detect.  Is this one malfunctioning, or we suppose to find it when we did." Sloane asks/states his belief.
Mobius
 YAGLA, 3 posts
Tue 10 Oct 2017
at 23:04
The Station
Möbius smiles and sips his water. "Well," he replies, "when you removed the monitoring station from where it had descended following the renegade Finori attack, this station alerted me that your Federation had done so." He places the glass on the side table by his chair. "I arrived here and was observing your progress when your Lt. Dahlakino noticed the solar stabiliser, possibly as a subliminal side effect of what she calls the Force. She 'had a hunch' to train your ship's sensors in this direction and noticed the shield bubble. The rest followed naturally."

He stands and places a hand on Dahlakino's shoulder. "You have a remarkable gift, young lady." Turning back to Zed and Marissa, he continues, "I foresee great things ahead you—all of your personnel here in the Sphere. Your time on this megastructure has just begun yet you have already made great strides. M'Rel, Seth and Tal have travelled beyond your reality. Your companions have contacted the Kapecki, the renegade Finori who call themselves the Sons of the Grandfather and now one of the loyalists; and have gained a measure of access to the Sphere's systems. There are many wonders in the Sphere and many dangers. Shall we join your crew mates on your ship?"
Lt Zedrick Sloane
 player, 48 posts
 Centauran Lieutenant
 Flight Control
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 15:26
The Station
In reply to Mobius (msg # 63):

"Yes lets beam back to our ship.  I will fell more comfortable, further away from the Dyson star." Zed replies.

Tapping his comm badge he says "Prepare to beam 5 over, the away team and Möbius." Zed gut told him they wouldn't be beaming back but wanted the ship prepared for Möbius.
Relic GM
 GM, 594 posts
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 18:39
The Station
The four away team members materialise in the Thames. Zed and Marissa step off the pad in the command deck only to see Möbius appear in a flash of light.

Jon whirls to face him. "My God," he exclaims. Argent flips open his tricorder and begins scanning...

"No," Möbius chuckles, "...But I can see how you could make the mistake."

Talja calls up from the lower transporter unit, "Nivran and Dahlakino are aboard."

Dahlakino adds, "I just felt a—ripple—in the Force up there. Has something happened?"
Lt Zedrick Sloane
 player, 49 posts
 Centauran Lieutenant
 Flight Control
Fri 13 Oct 2017
at 19:16
The Station
In reply to Lt Zedrick Sloane (msg # 64):

OOC: Not sure how the Thames is configured, it has been a while since I was own this class. So not sure if we have a ready room or other module to meet in.

Zed replies "No Dahlakino, Möbius just appeared in the transporter room.  Meet us in the ready room."
Mobius
 YAGLA, 4 posts
Fri 13 Oct 2017
at 22:08
The Station
[OOC: Not so much a ready room as such, but there's a command lounge between the cockpit and engineering.]



When the away team and Möbius arrive on the Thames, PO Patton and the Betazoid crewman Tova are in the cockpit with Jonathan Clare and Argent. They unobtrusively take seats so that they look like part of the crew, while Jon takes the flight control position and Argent joins Zed, Marissa and Möbius in the command lounge. Dahlkino, Talja and Nivran emerge from the lower module and Nivran takes up hir position at the Tactical station.

Möbius takes a seat in the command lounge. He leans back and steeples his fingers under his chin. "Yaskoydray the Grandfather and I are ascended beings who belong to a class of god-like beings called, variously; Markovians, Ordiv, the Q and Great Old Ones. They are heirs to the powers of beings who survived from previous multiverses, before the current Big Bang/Big Crunch cycle. Yaskoydray was born a mutated Droyne from the parallel universe which houses the Third Vilani Imperium, while I myself was born Edward Robert Morbius in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada on September 23, 2126. In 2164, having gained a PhD. in philology, I departed on the starship Bellerphon for Altair IV, where I discovered the ruins left behind by an ascended race known as the Krell. In 2185, my daughter Alta and I were contacted by Commander Adams, captain of the cruiser USS Excalibur, NCC-57. This is what I told him—'In times long past, the planet Altair IV was the home of a mighty and noble race of beings which called themselves the Krell. Ethically, as well as technologically, they were a million years ahead of humankind. For in unlocking the mysteries of nature, they had conquered even their baser selves. And when in the course of eons they had abolished sickness, and insanity, and crime, and all injustice they turned, still with high benevolence, outward toward space. Long before the dawn of man's history, they had walked our Earth, and brought back many biological specimens. The heights they had reached... But then, seemingly on the threshold of some supreme accomplishment which was to have crowned their entire history, this all-but-Divine race perished in a single night. In the two thousand centuries since that unexplained catastrophe, even their cloud-piercing towers of glass, and porcelain, and adamantine steel have crumbled back into the soil of Altair IV, and nothing, absolutely nothing remains above ground.' The next day I fell under the influence of the Krell instrumentality and unwittingly created a creature born of my own subconscious—my Id—which attempted to destroy the Excalibur. In the ensuing conflict, the Krell instrumentality overloaded and exploded, nearly destroying the planet, but the Excalibur narrowly escaped with my daughter Alta and my robot "Robby" aboard. At the moment of overload, I achieved ascendance and slipped into nonspace, where I was discovered by Yaskoydray and trained in my new powers."

This message was last edited by the player at 23:03, Fri 13 Oct 2017.

Relic GM
 GM, 595 posts
Sun 15 Oct 2017
at 23:56
The Station
[OOC: For reference purposes, here are the deck plans and sections of the Atlantic class Runabout.]



Lt Marissa Swann
 Player, 84 posts
 Human/Klingon female
 Lt. USS Thames II
Mon 16 Oct 2017
at 11:46
The Station
Marissa was anxious, something that she rarely felt, and with effort she subsumed her nerves as the enigmatic Mobius appeared under his own power aboard their ship.

She placed herself near Lt Sloane prepared to defend him as a First Officer should, with the realization that the being before them had the power of the 'Q', so any resistance would be futile.

"Forgive me for being skeptical; not of your abilities, but of your motivations as they pertain to us and the Federation; but we have a saying that Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Yet you profess and seem for all accounts to be a benevolent person; helpful and prepared to assist us.

Starfleet has experiences both good and bad with the Q, but given Cdr M'Rels report on your encounters with them, we should obviously look upon you as a friend.

Can you describe for us what your intentions are going forward as it relates to your relationship with us and with the Starfleet mission here?

I ask this with respect and gratitude for your actions to date."

Mobius
 YAGLA, 5 posts
Mon 16 Oct 2017
at 17:11
The Station
Möbius smiles grimly, "Lord Acton, from a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, 1887—'Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.'—Very astute, my dear. Your caution is admirable. Of course I could assure you that my intentions are entirely benign, but you'd only have my word for it. Therefore, I won't insult your intelligence, Ms. Swann. I have attempted to interact fairly with M'Rel and will continue to do so with you and all the Federation personnel. After all, I am at heart an Earthman. I was 35 at the time and voted for Earth's participation in the incipient United Federation of Planets. I consider that by and large the Federation has delivered on its promises. No, it's not perfect, but then what is?"

This message was last edited by the player at 19:20, Mon 16 Oct 2017.

Lt Marissa Swann
 Player, 85 posts
 Human/Klingon female
 Lt. USS Thames II
Mon 16 Oct 2017
at 22:12
The Station
In reply to Mobius (msg # 70):

She nods " I can respect that, and for the record I believe you to be sincere. However some of the Sons of the Grandfather remain active in and around the sphere.

So for the record are you willing and able to assist us in tracking them down and preventing further loss of life from their schemes?

You know our law; we will not be hunting to kill them, merely bring them to some form of justice.

And if not what help, if any are you willing to offer us?"

Mobius
 YAGLA, 6 posts
Tue 17 Oct 2017
at 00:17
The Station
"I'm afraid events are such that I cannot be here most of the time. When I get information on their plans and movements, I will channel it to you through the replicants Commander Olivaw, Chief Researcher Daneel or Security Chief Thera. They will be in frequent contact with Commander Samson. Some of the Draysaskin, or Sons of the Grandfather are indeed still operating on the Sphere, but their numbers are minimal. There are also some of the loyal Finorii, the Yaskoydrin or Firstborn are also active, including Subaltern Krrsh, who you rescued from the crippled orbital monitoring station I'itstre'efufi," replies Möbius spreading his upturned palms in a "wish I could do more" gesture. "Unfortunately, in the absence of Yaskoydray, I'm busy as a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest."
Lt Zedrick Sloane
 player, 50 posts
 Centauran Lieutenant
 Flight Control
Thu 19 Oct 2017
at 03:09
The Station
In reply to Mobius (msg # 72):

Sloane tries to control a smile at Möbius comment.

"I'm sure the Commander Samson will assign us to help where we can." He adds.

"But may I be so bold as to ask why you have contacted us today.  I am sure it wasn't just to say hello, you sound extremely busy." Sloane says with a slight nod.
Mobius
 YAGLA, 7 posts
Thu 19 Oct 2017
at 04:05
The Station
Möbius grimaces, "As I indicated, when you reactivated the monitoring station's systems, the Sky-Rig notified me. Part of what is taking up my time is the rebellion of the Sons of the Grandfather. I thought we had crushed the active operations of them when we freed the Kapecki from their influence last year, so when the station reactivated I was concerned that the Sons of the Grandfather were involved. Arriving here, I scanned the records from the station, including the burst transmission updating the Sky-Rig's computer. I decided to bring you up to date on the situation, and since the increased activity in the area around the station made the probability of your discovering the constellation of Sky-Rig solar stations approach unity, I wanted to stress to you the importance of not disturbing the functions of the Sky-Rigs. You may, of course inspect the Sky-Rigs, scan and monitor them, but they are critical in maintaining the stability of the central star. So long as their operations remain intact, it is a normal Glass G variable star. If they're disrupted, it will become unstable and possibly go nova."

He stands and stretches. "You may, of course, refurbish and use the monitoring station which, I understand, you have dubbed Station Alpha. The computer Avatar will assist you in doing so and will continuing monitoring the Sky-Rigs." He looks toward the ceiling and says in a commanding tone, "Computer!"

A voice speaks from the ship's communications system, "Yes Möbius?" Argent and Fast Tony down in the lower deck recognise it as the Avatar from the Gamma Station. "What can I do for you?"

Möbius instructs the computer to maintain monitoring activities and to extend Command and Security access to the orbital monitoring station I'itstre'efufi. The Avatar's voice replies, "I understand, Möbius. I will comply."

Möbius sits down and says to the Thames's crew, "With the limited Command access you already have to the Sphere computer, that should about do it. Are you now returning to Freeman's Island? I should like to consult with your Commander Samson and speak with Krrsh."
Lt Zedrick Sloane
 player, 51 posts
 Centauran Lieutenant
 Flight Control
Sat 21 Oct 2017
at 03:49
The Station
In reply to Mobius (msg # 74):

"Checking out Station Alpha was only the first item we had been ordered to do. I am sure we could drop you off before continuing on our mission." Sloane replies.

"Being relatively new here I have no good well developed to ignore my mission.  But I am sure the couple hours will not be an issue.  Plus detecting the station you were on was a bonus." He adds.

He calls up and says "Set course for Freeman's Island and let them know we are on our way and why."
Lt (jg) Talja Groen
 NPC, 15 posts
 Human female
 Flight Control Officer
Sat 21 Oct 2017
at 05:01
The Station
Talja points out, "Er, Lieutenant? Begging your pardon sir, but we do have to drop off Petty Officer Patton and his team anyway. And, if I'm not mistaken, our mission to the Vanara village is not scheduled until the morning, so dropping Herr Möbius should not be a problem. Indeed, it is well within mission parametres. The Commander did, after all order us to investigate this... "Sky-Rig"... and Herr Möbius is the result of that investigation." She blushes slightly.
Relic GM
 GM, 596 posts
Tue 24 Oct 2017
at 23:35
The Station
Jon Clare ask, "Zed, I've got the course back to Freeman's Island plotted. Shall I exit the photosphere and proceed?"
Cdr Delilah Samson
 NPC, 17 posts
 Human female
 CO Dyson Base
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 04:13
The Station
Suddenly, the communication systems interrupts, "...ou read? This is Dyson Control calling USS Thames. Do you read?"

Jon looks startled and answers, "Dyson, Thames. We read you loud and clear. How is that possible? We're still deep inside the star's photosphere!"

Möbius interjects to Zed. "My doing, I'm afraid. The Sky-Rig is channelling the signal through to you." He stands and moves through the open archway into the cockpit past Nivran and says, "Commander Samson, this is Möbius aboard the Thames. Lts. Sloane and Swann were good enough to welcome me aboard. I was aboard a solar stabilisation station about which we are currently positioned and which is relaying your signal. I was just suggesting that the Thames return to base so I could brief you."

Samson replies, "Ah, Möbius. It's been a... while. Your departure was somewhat precipitous. Mr. M'Rel reported a fantastical story regarding a 'Wizard' named Bowen, a Buddhist monk named Gupta and a sort of cosmic library. I would very much like to discus these and other matters with you, please. Mr. Sloane—sitrep! How is the ship holding up with its multiphasic shields? I'll be expecting a full data dump on this Sky-Rig and Station Alpha as soon as you're out of the photosphere. As well, Dr. Arapet has arrived to accompany you to the Vanara village as part of your assessment team. He's a member of the Pan species, very similar to the Vanara. I'll see you soon."
Relic GM
 GM, 597 posts
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 23:08
The Station
The Thames leaves the Sky-Rig's shield bubble without incident.

Jon reports, "Metaphasic shields show nominal. Beginning transit to open space." Over the next few minutes the Thames rises steadily through the photosphere until it exits the star's corona and enters clear space. "Switching from metaphasic shields to navigational deflectors," he says.

Möbius returns to the command lounge."Fine ship you have here, Zed," he remarks. "A far cry from the Bellerophon or even the Excalibur."





The Thames glides through the space inside the Sphere and heads toward Freeman's Island,passing the USS Enterprise-E, which is still holding station over the island. Descending through the atmosphere, the Thames settles onto the landing pad and is lowered into the spacious hangar below ground. M'Rel and Thoma are waiting by the turbolift.

M'Rel steps forward to shake Möbius's hand. "It's great to see you again. Any luck in your search for the Grandfather?"

Möbius grimaces. "Yes and no. I've located him, but it appears he's trapped in a realm known as non-space. It's a realm where space and time merge—a place where anything is possible for one who has the strength of person to reshape the fundamental structure of reality—the nexus of all probability. I'm not yet ready to make the assay. I'm sure Yaskoydray is enmeshed it its snare."

M'Rel replies, "Ouch. I think you just bent my brain."

Thoma interrupts, "The Commander extends her regrets. She won't be long, but Capt. Picard has asked her to beam up for a briefing. Meanwhile, Doctor Morbius, I've been tasked with showing you to guest quarters. Lt. Sloane, Lt. Swann; your debriefing will be right after supper at 1930 hours. You'll also meet Dr. Arapet at that time."

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:36, Tue 07 Nov 2017.

Lt Marissa Swann
 Player, 86 posts
 Human/Klingon female
 Lt. USS Thames II
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 20:41
The Station
In reply to Relic GM (msg # 79):

"Once we take time to shower how about I buy you supper and you can buy the drinks Zed?

It certainly wouldn't hurt if we got to know each other better.


With that Marissa dodged into her quarters, stripped down and stood for a while under a hot shower.

Afterwards she dressed again, wrote and sent off her reports and then laid down for a short nap before her dinner with Zed.

Tag Sloane
Relic GM
 GM, 598 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 21:53
The Station
OOC: Assuming I can get a commitment to a post or two a week, we'll continue in the thread Ape City...