Mission #130: HMS Resolute

USS Maxwell, NCC-21873, is a Nova-class science and survey vessel based out of Pinastri Colony on the Second Life Grid. We are currently a mission of exploration in the Hapke Cluster, an open star cluster of some 10,000 star systems. We are open to new crew! Please inquire with Captain Nora Gerhadsen or with Commander April Coswell. We are particularly interested in Science, Engineering and Operations officers.

Roleplay Times: Thursdays 6pm to 8pm SLT
Commanding Officer: Captain Nora Gerhadsen
Executive Officer: Commander April Coswell

Moderators: Nora Gerhadsen, April Coswell

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Stardate: 170907

Mission Name: HMS Resolute

Story Concept: Nora Gerhadsen and April Coswell

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USS Maxwell
NCC-21873
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Location: In orbit about Hapke 4478 Prime

Crew of USS Maxwell have initiated an Away Mission to the surface of Hapke 4478 Prime. The temperature at the location of the Subere colony is close to the average temperature, at 150 K (-123 C, or -189 F). The Subere expedition is in serious danger. Their lives could be in jeopardy from the extreme temperatures and an apparent failure to plan for the conditions.

We are in the process of negotiating with the Subere Commanding Officer, a certain Colonel Sir Ahr Ritotongt III. These are infuriating people, filled with a sense of superiority over all other sentients. They are obstinate to a fault. Hopefully they will not be so obstinate that they will die from their obstinacy in refusing aid.

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Captain Nora Gerhadsen, Commanding Officer, USS Maxwell



OOC Notes:

This notecard was done after the fact. Before our Away Mission, we did promotions and awards on the pirate ship. Yar!

* These duties are very general ideas, feel free to add to them and fill things in.

--> We are a science and survey ship. That means we find weird stuff sometimes. Create! Let's see what we all can come up with!

* Please allow people to do their jobs and be thoughtful of the fact that people join departments and divisions to do their jobs. Try not to step on their functions. If you have something to help someone (advise that they may or may not follow) instead of saying something publically, it might be more useful to IM them and discuss it with them.

* Departments should be working together. There should be enough possibilities for everyone as long as they all work together and cooperatively. Do not be afraid to do OOC planning in IM.

* This is more or less freeform, but please don't have it as "Q did this". We need to get ourselves out of our own jams (not that this has ever been a problem with this crew).

Remember that the point of all this is to have fun! Good luck and have at!

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*Crew Roster*

Commanding Officer: Fleet Captain Nora Gerhadsen
Executive Officer: Commander April Coswell

Chief of Operations/Second Officer: Commander Jayce Rebel
Operations Officer: Lieutenant Commander Rich Lombardia

Chief Engineer: Lieutenant Commander Sandie Blackburn
Vice Chief Engineer: Lieutenant Commander Jak Forcella

Vice Chief of Security: Lieutenant Commander Lucius Thorgrimmsson (Lucius Wylder)

Chief Medical Officer: Commander Luke SpiritWeaver
Vice Chief Medical Officer: Lt. JG Yaria (Yaria Carmona)

Chief Science Officer: Lt. Commander Candi Quick
Science Officer: Lieutenant Brittany Buttons (bit0honey)
Civilian Scientist: Brad71 Mills

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Colonel Sir Ahr Ritotongt III: Lieutenant Commander Rich Lombardia

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United Federation Starfleet
USS Maxwell
NCC - 21873
=A= Captain's Log =A=
Captain Nora Gerhadsen recording
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Captain's Log:

Stardate: 170907

Location: Standard Orbit around Hapke 4478 Prime

Alert Status: Green

The Subere expedition to Hapke 4478 has been successfully rescued, with their consent, and despite their protests. We have rescued 50 in all, including their commanding officer, Colonel Sir Ahr Ritotongt III, and his daughter. Furthermore, we have made fascinating measurements about the local flora and fauna. It seems possible that the Komiswe might be a living humanoid species that goes into complete stasis during the planet's long cold period. Having life forms this complex undergoing natural total stasis would be an extraordinary discovery.

We got the heater working properly; it seemed a great help to the Subere suffering from the effects of cold inside the base. Discussions with Colonel Ritotongt proved finally fruitful when he realized his mission was indeed doomed. The survey data they had received did not include the long cold period, nor was there any apparent planning for temperatures as low as those observed (150 K). It seems likely that the contractor that constructed the building was aware that it would be substandard. Colonel Ritotongt has requested that we take him back to the Subere home world, and also that we provide sensor logs to back up the notion that the building was not sufficient to the conditions. Which it clearly was not.

The Colonel's daughter attempted to flee from the base, and went unprotected into the cold. She was almost immediately transported to the Maxwell, but even in her limited time in the elements, was subject to extreme exposure and had to be treated in Sick Bay. She made a full recovery.

Sensors on the Maxwell picked up an odd structure 78 km from the Subere base. A follow-up examination by Lt. Brittany Butons found that it was a burial site for a Komiswe individual. However, a fire pit was set up nearby, along with firewood and fire-starting equipment on par with a primitive society. It had been set out only months before; perhaps just before the planet started its "long winter." It might be possible that instead of being a grave, this is instead a hibernation site, and that the Komiswe individual is in a natural stasis. Clearly, we need a great deal of follow-up to determine whether this extraordinary theory is correct.

In the meantime, having 50 Subere on board is putting quite a strain on ship systems. We're going to be awfully crowded until we see them to their home world. The Bridge and Main Engineering have both been ordered secured. The Subere were deprived of their weapons by transport filters. However, we will be staying on guard. This is a military expedition, and we do not understand these people well.

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Fleet Captain Nora Gerhadsen, USS Maxwell commanding

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