OOC.   Posted by Starfleet Command.Group: 0
LCDR D'rala Vex
 player, 10 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2020
at 05:14
Re: OOC
You too! :)

Staying home this year, but will eat thanksgiving food!
CDR Naryss ch'Pertha
 player, 214 posts
 Andorian CTAC
 Current Stress: x/16
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 00:17
Re: OOC
Ok, so let’s refresh out memories, and chat about hat we all consider important.
My memory is that ‘rescue the missing Abyss Team was our primary mission.
That from there, with their help and knowledge, we’d work on a solution to the Singularity Tilt.
LCDR Christopher Decker
 player, 213 posts
 Human CSO
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 01:34
Re: OOC
In reply to CDR Naryss ch'Pertha (msg # 518):

I don't think so. I went back and re-read everything we've done.

My interpretation is that our primary mission is to save the planet. Unless it's just an amazing coincidence, the science team from the station did something that triggered the artifact, which is causing the radiation jet from the black hole to swivel in the direction of the planet. Even if the population cooperated (which is not at all guaranteed) Independence cannot evacuate more than a tiny percentage, which means unless we can undo the swivel, many sentients are going to die, and it will be our fault.

Yes, while we were here, we wanted to find out what happened to the science team and rescue them if needed/possible, but in the short term that's mainly so they can help us or we can help them to figure what they did and undo it.

I believe.

ETA: I don't know how many is many. It was mentioned that it's a relatively small population, but on a planetary scale I would assume that it's in the hundreds of thousands to millions.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:35, Mon 30 Nov 2020.

Starfleet Command
 GM, 323 posts
 Dammit Jim
 I'm a GM, not a Goldminer
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 03:16
Re: OOC
To clarify one point, the planetary population was stated to be around 1,000 in total.

The Independence has the ability to briefly house the entire population; the trick is, the Prime Directive forbids rescuing them without their consent, and can they get them all aboard in time?  The jet is hours, not days, away from hitting the planet.
CDR Naryss ch'Pertha
 player, 215 posts
 Andorian CTAC
 Current Stress: x/16
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 03:43
Re: OOC
Ok, Starfleet Command, seeing as though you think you know everything:

Was our Primary Mission here to turn off the artificial plant, or save the Starfleet personal ... with the understanding, yes, that if both can be achieved, then awesome.

Subsequently, DO we know how to turn off the artificial planet without trapping ourselves inside?


You say that the Indy CAN house them all ... but they only have hours to achieve that ... and they ought to get the natives permission.
But that is Parry-NPC-Jones' task: her decision, and her NPC part of the story.
LCDR Christopher Decker
 player, 214 posts
 Human CSO
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 03:45
Re: OOC
"To clarify one point, the planetary population was stated to be around 1,000 in total."

Okay, that wasn't at all clear earlier. :P
Starfleet Command
 GM, 324 posts
 Dammit Jim
 I'm a GM, not a Goldminer
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 03:56
Re: OOC
LCDR Christopher Decker:
"To clarify one point, the planetary population was stated to be around 1,000 in total."

Okay, that wasn't at all clear earlier. :P


It was mentioned there were 'small pockets of survivors' on the planet.  But going back, I only gave an exact number to Dr. Abdool via PM... and sadly she's no longer in the game.
Starfleet Command
 GM, 325 posts
 Dammit Jim
 I'm a GM, not a Goldminer
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 04:07
Re: OOC
CDR Naryss ch'Pertha:
Ok, Starfleet Command, seeing as though you think you know everything:

Was our Primary Mission here to turn off the artificial plant, or save the Starfleet personal ... with the understanding, yes, that if both can be achieved, then awesome.

Subsequently, DO we know how to turn off the artificial planet without trapping ourselves inside?


You say that the Indy CAN house them all ... but they only have hours to achieve that ... and they ought to get the natives permission.
But that is Parry-NPC-Jones' task: her decision, and her NPC part of the story.


I know it's hard to keep track of things over a long-term slow-moving game.  Captain Rakoto (Captain Parry-Jones was crippled in the line of duty and replaced) is in command of the Independence. And she is working on that very thing right now, in theory.

And your mission was to go into the artifact, see what happened to cause the tilt, see what happened to the landing party, and see if you could do anything about either. Meanwhile, Rakoto and the NPC crew of the ship are trying to convince the Ithik to evacuate.  Nobody has checked in with them for some time.

You don't know how to turn off whatever happened... yet.  But D'rala and Tsolo know what they were doing when things went haywire.  There was a control center they'd found and were working on interfacing with.

Hope that helps - I know it's been a slow burn, and a long while.  Let me know if there are further questions!
LT JG Xanatos Mcreeg
 player, 140 posts
 Human HELM
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 04:13
Re: OOC
I can fix it! I can fix anything!

I have the tools...I have the talent :)

and I have the snacks :)
CDR Naryss ch'Pertha
 player, 216 posts
 Andorian CTAC
 Current Stress: x/16
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 04:19
Re: OOC
Right.  Well, thats new information.  And good to know.

Ok, lets back-pedal IC and do something different.
CDR Naryss ch'Pertha
 player, 218 posts
 Andorian CTAC
 Current Stress: x/16
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 04:24
Re: OOC
I am under the impression that we cannot even communicate with our shuttle/s just outside the planetary doors ... let alone with our starship on the other side of the solar system, with a black hole dangerously close to it.

Am I wrong?

Sorry, all, I am having to rethink what I though ch'Pertha knew/understood.
Starfleet Command
 GM, 326 posts
 Dammit Jim
 I'm a GM, not a Goldminer
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 04:27
Re: OOC
In theory you had the hanger bay doors open, and a cast-rhodinium wrench jammed in the hatchway in case they tried to close.

But, Mcreeg picked up a wash of static following a transmission from Preston, and nothing since.

No further attempts to hail the shuttles, or the Independence, have been made.  You've been a little busy... ;)
CDR Naryss ch'Pertha
 player, 219 posts
 Andorian CTAC
 Current Stress: x/16
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 04:38
Re: OOC
Ok, then.
Let’s kick this adversity in the brutals.
LCDR Christopher Decker
 player, 216 posts
 Human CSO
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 07:07
Re: OOC
Oh, Mr. GM. Not to be excessively nitpicky, but it occurs to me that we probably aren't using handheld communicators. I mean, we might choose to carry one, but I'm pretty sure those are built into the environmental suits.

Also, are the Science team in suits?
Starfleet Command
 GM, 327 posts
 Dammit Jim
 I'm a GM, not a Goldminer
Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 15:15
Re: OOC
Sorry for the delay gang, got injured at work.  Nothing life-threatening, but it's slowed me down.
Starfleet Command
 GM, 328 posts
 Dammit Jim
 I'm a GM, not a Goldminer
Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 15:17
Re: OOC
LCDR Christopher Decker:
Oh, Mr. GM. Not to be excessively nitpicky, but it occurs to me that we probably aren't using handheld communicators. I mean, we might choose to carry one, but I'm pretty sure those are built into the environmental suits.

Also, are the Science team in suits?


You're correct, the team does have hand-helds but is using the suit's helmet comms for the most part.

The station's team (Tsolo, D'rala) are not in suits, but in field jackets, and do have hand-held communicators.
LCDR Christopher Decker
 player, 222 posts
 Human CSO
Mon 7 Dec 2020
at 18:36
Re: OOC
FYI, the GM's Internet connection went out this weekend. ETA for repair was late tonight.
LT JG Xanatos Mcreeg
 player, 146 posts
 Human HELM
Mon 7 Dec 2020
at 18:49
Re: OOC
we've all been there..thanks for the heads up!
Starfleet Command
 GM, 331 posts
 Dammit Jim
 I'm a GM, not a Goldminer
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 03:33
Re: OOC
Sorry, internet went out at the house Saturday night and we couldn't get it fixed until late this afternoon.  Now I'm behind everywhere. :( I'll catch up ASAP. ;)
LCDR D'rala Vex
 player, 14 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 05:49
Re: OOC
In reply to Starfleet Command (msg # 535):

No worries, life happens! :)
LT JG Xanatos Mcreeg
 player, 147 posts
 Human HELM
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 05:54
Re: OOC
that happens to my internet more than I'd like to admit lol  building access is outside and when kids mess with it..we all go down lol
LT JG Xanatos Mcreeg
 player, 152 posts
 Human HELM
Fri 25 Dec 2020
at 11:16
Re: OOC
Merry Christmas everyone! :)
Starfleet Command
 GM, 336 posts
 Dammit Jim
 I'm a GM, not a Goldminer
Fri 25 Dec 2020
at 17:00
Re: OOC
Hope everyone's doing okay and having as happy a holidays as we can in this dismal time.
LCDR Christopher Decker
 player, 228 posts
 Human CSO
Fri 25 Dec 2020
at 18:44
Re: OOC
Merry Christmas!
Starfleet Command
 GM, 338 posts
 Dammit Jim
 I'm a GM, not a Goldminer
Mon 4 Jan 2021
at 17:12
Re: OOC
Hoping to catch up soon gang.  Spent last week moving my daughter to a new city.