TDRP2303: "Helping those in Need" (230121)

The USS Taylorholic Durant is considered to be the Flagship of the UFS Fleet. We are honoured to have Admiral Mike Calhoun as our former CO and as a current crew member, as well as other luminaries. We are para-RPers and storytellers. Using live, in-the-moment chat, we listen, read, respond, and create a new story as a collective of writers jamming on a theme. We are given a context – a place to begin and then improvise together what happens next, and what happens after that… and where does that take us.
That sense of being in fellowship with other creative people who understand the overall context and environment while writing a story that is vibrant and alive creates a sense of enjoyment and togetherness. Our goal on Durant is to foster that sense of belonging, to embrace good RP etiquette, and to have tons of fun!

Roleplay Times: Saturdays 9:00am SLT
Commanding Officer: Evelyn Rieko
Executive Officer: Greenlantern Excelsior

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Sat January 21, 2023
OOC Preparation
MISSION TDRP2303
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STARDATE: 230121
ARRIVAL TIME: 8:45am SLT
CREW START TIME: 9:00am SLT
LOCATION TO MEET: Pakled ship
RP STARTS: Pakled ship

WHAT TO WEAR:
UFS Duty Uniform
Durant Chat Relay
Phasers
Tricorders
Medical Tricorder (Medical Officers)

MISSION LEAD/GM: Commodore Evelyn Rieko

POST ORDER: Will be decided, and posted, by the Mission Leader just prior to mission start (and sometimes adjusted in the RP if necessary).

ARRIVING LATE?
Ensure to enter the scene in a logical manner.
NEED TO LEAVE EARLY? Justify your exit.

PROPER ADDRESS: Our XO is addressed as Captain Jordan or Fleet Captain, XO or First Officer. Our CO is addressed as Commodore Rieko, Commodore, or Captain Rieko. Please don't use "Captain" without a surname as we won't know who you are addressing ;)

SITREP:

The Away team is on the Pakled ship, helping them. The Starfleet officers are scanning, repairing the Pakled ship, giving medical treatment to the Pakleds, and teaching them to fly their ship.

We have located the weakest area of the forcefield that we are trapped inside of, and we have calculated the amount of phaser power we will need to weaken the area and enlarge it from a safe distance. If all goes well, we will push our way out of here, flying out of this trap at last, and the Pakled ship will follow us out.

Then we will say goodbye to the Pakleds and resume our mission to bring supplies, medical and technological assistance to the colonists on the planet Mareen in the Midgar sector.

You should have read:

TDRP2302: "Conning the Con men"
viewtopic.php?f=885&t=34286

TDRP2301: "The Pakleds"
viewtopicviewtopic.php?f=885&t=34255 TD ... ock" [url]

TDRP2245: "The Clock is Ticking"
viewtopic.php?f=885&t=34254

TDRP2244: "A Cry for Help"
viewtopic.php?f=885&t=34236

TDRP2242: "The Eye of a Needle"
viewtopic.php?f=885&t=34168

TDRP2241: "Outside the Box"
viewtopic.php?f=885&t=34167

TDRP2240: "Barriers"
viewtopic.php?f=885&t=34039

TDRP2239: "It's a Trap"
viewtopic.php?f=885&t=34038

TDRP2238: "Detours"
viewtopic.php?f=885&t=34025


Delta Quadrant Sector Map
https://lcars.ufstarfleet.org/index.php ... Sector_Map


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SIM Concept: Evelyn Rieko and Hal Jordan
Historian: Hal Jordan (GreenLantern Excelsior)
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CAST OF CHARACTERS
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Evelyn Rieko (Commodore), CO
Ace Watts (Ensign), Operations Officer ((ktech4))
Cheryl Skinstad (Rear Admiral), Science Officer
Elsa Mitchell (Commander), Security ((Scottland78))
Evey Riley (Lieutenant JG) Medical Officer ((Evey45))
Gunnar Ragnarsson (Lieutenant JG), Medical Officer ((Gunnar Nova))
Lanopag, Pakled helmsman ((GreenLantern Excelsior))
Mac Gaelyth, (Ensign), Operations Officer
Sandra Lacrima (Lieutenant), Security
Vaktari Tal, (Ensign), Engineering ((saraphinadarksoul))
Zania Turner (Rear Admiral), COMS-ENG Specialist
Dodnabdub, Pakled engineer ((Evelyn Rieko))
Hal Jordan (Fleet Captain), XO ((GreenLantern Excelsior))


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Back row: Gaelyth
Left to right, second row: Mitchell, Lacrima, Turner, Riley, Ragnarsson
Left to right, front row: Skinstad, Rieko, Jordan, Tal
Not shown: Lanopag, Dodnabdub, Watts

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RP NARRATIVE
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Hal Jordan stood with the away team on the Pakled ship, worried about what might happen but confident that they could counter any move the Pakleds could come up with. "Ladies and gentlemen, please report your status. Are we ready to get this ship underway yet?"

Ace Watts: "Yes I am ready Captain, I will be examining this ship so we can get the heck outta here."

Cheryl Skinstad looks very surprised at her team members; Lieutenant Lacrima and Rear Admiral Turner, as she inspects what Sandra found hidden behind the panel and says, "This port is a Bajoran phaser rifle recharging port. The phaser rifle itself is capable of stunning several enemies in one shot. What do you make of it? Why is it hidden here? We need to inform our XO of this find. I would imagine it is in working order? One of us should also do a scan on it. Sir, I think you should take a look at this, regarding our team status."

Elsa Mitchell: "Aye sir."

Evey Riley remembered the big Pakled they had met before, his eyes seemed to have lingered in the console too much but she didn't know much about that console. She had moved her elbow slightly, barely touching the XO, and then moved her head pointing to the console just when the Pakled had raised his hand to his nose... Her voice had been like a whisper "disgusting" --- She shook her head to get rid of the thought and looked at the long line of Pakleds waiting for a check-up. She had attended a few but nothing serious, except one with rhinovirus. She looked at the patient and forced a smile. She would try to get some information taking advantage they were sick and sedated. She had already tried with one, even when the narcotic hadn't been activated yet. She had lowered her voice asking, "This makes you better, you have time to - what is your mission?" She had waited for the response, but the look on the Pakled face was showing confusion only while he mumbled, "You make Pakled well, yes?" She nodded. He could barely talk, he wouldn't answer that. The Pakled would sleep in a while but she hadn't added a sedative to Dodnabdub, they needed him to guide them too although she didn't trust him.

Gunnar Ragnarsson had just finished up surgery on the Engineering crew woman who'd fallen off a catwalk in Main Engineering. He tells the nurse, "Okay, let's get her moved to a recovery bed. I want to keep her sedated for the next 24 hours." He steps out of the surgery suite and gets changed back into his normal uniform. After changing, he taps his combadge and says "Ragnarsson to Bridge. Crewman Davis came through surgery fine. She had cranial, neck, and upper torso injuries from the fall, but she should make a full recovery. We'll keep her in Sickbay for at least the next week, then I'll reevaluate her condition and decide if she's ready to return to duty."

Lanopag looked at the Duranters, hoping they would align themselves properly. His finger hovered over the blue button, waiting for the Engineer person to come closer.

Mac Gaelyth stepped away from inspecting the console. "Well, it looks like the power to most of the consoles are out. Assuming Ensign Tal's workarounds are successful, we'll be able to have a closer look at the operating systems and see if there are any issues going on with the command functions," he informed the XO. "But when it does, I'd appreciate it if people gave me a little elbow room...?" he said, giving people surrounding him meaningful looks.

Sandra Lacrima tapped her combadge and gave her XO a quick report. "Lacrima to XO: Working on that phaser thing, Sir, will report later with hopefully more specific results.“ Then she resumed to inspect the tactical control panel in front of her. She pointed to the panel in question and turned to Ensign Lutytr and Admiral Turner who came to the console. "Ensign, you're Intel, right? Have you ever seen those symbols or can you recognize the language? I myself have never seen anything like that before… maybe Intelligence has some info on that. What about you, Admiral Turner? You're our linguistics expert, have you ever seen any letters like these?“ She leaned with her hand against a supposedly structural part of the console, but it seems that a cover loosened under the pressure and fell off the console…. "Ooops!“ she said and picked up the part. "What keeps this ship in one piece?!“ She took a closer look at what was behind the cover... so did Admiral Skinstad who instantly recognized it as a Bajoran phaser rifle port. "Hm, yes.. well.. maybe they once had Bajoran rifles, and now since they don't have them, they covered the ports… just an idea, but who knows… but we should focus on the alien phaser arrays anyway, Sir.“

Vaktari Tal reaches for the satchel she had slung over her shoulder and sets it on the floor next to her feet. She had come somewhat prepared with parts for older systems from different races' Tech. Digging through, she finds the small case with the Isolinear chips in it and pulls it out. Sliding on a pair of cotton anti static gloves, she reaches up and starts to remove the old chips, having a bit of trouble as they almost flake away. Cussing quite eloquently in Klingon she finally gets the last one out and starts to clean the sockets and check that they still have power to them as well. Opening the box, she pulls out the new chips and gently slots them into place. As she slots the last one into place she looks up at Ensign Gaelyth and nods to let him know that he should be good to go. Shutting the panel with a resounding clunk she stands and picks up her bag before moving around the room quickly just to make sure all the panels were again functioning as they should, stopping near the door by Rear Admiral Turner. She needed to make her way to Engineering now that the panels were all online. Looking at Captain Jordan, she speaks up. "Sir, all the Panels are operational now, if you don't need me anymore I will head to Engineering and see what I can do there?" Waiting, she glances around, noticing the discovery of the port for the rifle and frowning. That could not bode well. Moving closer to the doorway she keeps one hand close to her phaser and the other on the bag she had slung over her shoulder.

Zania listens to Cheryl and nods. She closes her eyes for a moment and concentrates, trying to see what she can detect herself. "I agree that it is our duty to inform our CO of this discovery. Unless we have proof that the technology was given freely, possessing it can be a violation of the Federation's accords." The look in her eyes when she glanced at Cheryl spoke volumes, speaking of potential deception without saying a word.

Dodnabdub heard one of the engineers say she would come to the Engineering department and he smiled and looked to her. "Yes, come to Engineering, there is much work to be done there. You can make us go!" He felt it was a good idea to separate some of Starfleet officers... and then he and Lanopag will put their plan into action. "Come officer, this way." He looked to Vaktari.

Lanopag watched as the Durant crew got close enough, then pushed on the big blue button. The force field enveloped the Duranters near him and all of the control panels came to life, just as it always had worked in the past. "New crew members, welcome to Pakled strong ship. You will like it here. You will be strong like Pakleds!"

Jordan watched in alarm as a force field sprang up with several of the away team members inside. =^= Jordan to Rieko, the Pakleds have put up a force field and several away team members are inside. Also, it appears that there is power to some of their control panels now. =^=

Rieko took the turbolift to Sickbay to speak with Doctor Ragnarsson. "I'm happy to hear Crewman Davis will be alright! Doctor Riley went over to the Pakled ship in your place and she will put your plan into action. You may join the away team if everything is okay in Sickbay for now."

Watts: "If it's stolen technology, we need to report this to command, not sure how the heck they got our tech."

Skinstad turns to look in horror at the force field. She has such strong, vivid memories of being taken hostage once before whilst serving on the Durant. She looks at the others in the trap with her. At least this time she is not alone. The look Admiral Turner had given her, had said so much. Deception was just the title to the story she thought. The plot had suddenly thickened. She looked at her team members and whispered. "We need to try and find a way to weaken this trap. What if we synchronise phasers in an oscillatory pattern?"

Mitchell calls to the away team to check on how everyone is doing. "Commander Mitchell to Lieutenant Lacrima, how are things going over there, have you found their weapon yet?"

Riley looked at the patient in front of her and stepped forward, it was a good thing they had full spectrum immunizations at Durant, one never knows what to find in another ship. The Pakled's breathing was erratic and his blood pressure had dropped. He wasn't showing the common symptoms of radiation poisoning. "I'm sorry but I have to perform a few scans before treating you. Can you please wait?" The Pakled looked at her and nodded, then shook his head as if he didn't understand her. This seemed like another illness and she didn't have time to perform more analysis, she had to inoculate the rest and that had to be fast. The shots had enough Kayolane mixed with Hyronalin to put them to sleep a few hours. She looked at the screen in awe. The screen was showing a rare form of bacteria. The Pakled scan had finished. His liver was enlarged and the database had found a match... Sakuro's disease... where had he got this? She tapped the screen, this bacteria was found on Epsilon, in the Gamma Canaris region. "I added analgesics. I check you okay soon." He was looking at her with a mix of confusion and doubt. "Make Pakled well. strong. me waits." She raised an eyebrow, had she heard him thinking aloud "taking over the ship"? She motioned so he went to the corner and waved her hand so the next crewman moved closer and started scanning. This time she will need to perform a more detailed physical evaluation in case others had bacteria too. She bit her lower lip... ok... his stomach acid levels were not within the 0.5% tolerance... "It will take us a few minutes." He answered with a weird smile, "We have time." Weird... he had spoken correctly. If he wasn't a Pakled she would swear it had been sarcasm. She couldn't stop thinking about the other Pakled words "take over the ship" what does that mean to him? She would need a moment to try to ask him about it and inform the XO. She raised a hand and told the Pakleds to please wait a moment. She whispered to the XO through her comm "XO... we need to place those with different diagnoses in isolation, we don't need their sickness spreading. We are lucky we haven't found a virulent strain... yet. We already have a type of rhinovirus, sakuro's disease and stomach disorders. What are your orders, sir?" A familiar sound was heard when she was speaking. "What the... are we trapped?"

Ragnarsson watches Evelyn walk in and respond to his report. "With all due respect Ma'am I'd prefer to stay here and monitor what patients we have right now since Doctor Riley is with the away team. I don't like leaving sickbay without a Doctor in attendance in case of an emergency. Imagine what would have happened if we'd both been on the Pakled ship already when Crewman Davis fell. Sure, we could have fallen back on the EMH, but I've never really been a fan of that system."

Lanopag looked at new fine crew, very smart, will help Pakleds be strong. "So, new crew, what you like to eat? Pakled Strong Ship have much good food, somewhat limited at present though. Have some Klingon gagh and a few eggs from Denebian Slime Devil, very tasty. We transport un-needed crew back to Durant, then go." He turned to activate the transporter and noticed that it was outside the force field and unavailable. "Oops, Lanopag make small blunder..."

Gaelyth turned his tricorder over to the console to look into the underlying operating system, and turned once the force field was erected, and cursed. "Watts! Get on that console and get a security lockout going for operations systems. Tal! I need you to get back here and reroute all engineering systems back up here, and lock out the Pakled!" he shouted, working on the console to try to do a backdoor into the force field system.

Lacrima waited for Admiral Turner and and Ensign Lutytr to bring up their expertise on the alien technology, but before they could answer, a force field built up around them. She annoyedly sighed and holstered her tricorder and as she noticed who was entrapped with her, she commented towards the Pakled. "Of course you guys did not trap the engineers… you are not the brightest candles on the birthday cake, aren't you!? Now lower the force field or I'll show you some …“ she got interrupted by Commander Mitchell via combadge, to whom she replied. "Sir, we found the phaser installation in question but have not yet identified it. Before we could have a closer look, we got trapped in a force field. By we I mean Admirals Skinstad and Turner, Lieutenant. Riley, me and a 400 kilogram heap of Pakled meat. *she glared at the Pakled* But I think we will get this situation under control, Sir, Lacrima out!“ She drew her phaser and, on Admiral Skinstad's suggestion, she replied, "We could try that if diplomatics or my charms won't work… * pointed the phaser towards the Pakled "Now to you, Einstein, lower the force field or you'll get to know me!“

Tal was just about to step out into the hall when the unmistakable sound of a force field going up could be heard and Mac's voice bellowing over all the confused voices of the others. She knew that tone and didn't hesitate in turning right back around and heading for the console she had just left. Fingers flying over the console she quickly and swiftly reroutes all of the Engineering systems to her own fingertips calling out the systems as she goes, "Engines, Life support, environmental systems weapons and security all rerouted and active...re routing smaller systems as we go." Then over her shoulder she calls out to Ensign Watts. "Ensign Watts, would you be so kind as to release the others from the force field via the button that (insert Klingon names of varying and degrading slander) of a Pakled hit before the force field went up?" Then her attention was on reading the scrolling data and text before carrying out end. Gaelyth has shouted.

Turner observes the Pakleds with what they had just done, and then turns to Cheryl. "I think it is time we stage a peaceful protest. They want to be strong and go, but they can't be if we sit down and refuse to do the work." She then takes a seat and hopes that others will follow her lead since she highly doubted the Pakleds would have anticipated this action.

Dodnabdub looked to the Security officer threatening them with her phaser. and said, "Security Officer, you will not shoot us. Starfleet would not want you to shoot us. He looked to Lanopag and then back at the officer, "You think we are not smart! We are smart. We have officers in our forcefield. We outsmart Starfleet." Then he heard noises, beeps coming from one of the consoles and saw the engineer doing something. He points at her. "You! Stop it.." but the pale blue of the force field started to fluctuate. He looked at Lanopag not knowing what to do, how to stop her. "Starfleet, we are your friends! We want you to stay with us a while. To help us." He shook his head, feeling defeated, but not giving up completely. There was another plan.

Jordan walked over and pushed on the Pakled force field, noting that it was solid and unyielding. He tapped his combadge again. =^= Jordan to Rieko. Two Pakleds are inside the force field with Durant crew members Lacrima, Riley, Skinstad, and Turner. The Pakled Lanopag appeared to reach for something on one of the control panels, but it's outside the force field, so he can't touch it. It appears that Lieutenant Lacrima has the security situation well in hand inside the force field, and Admiral Turner has gone on strike. Updates as they occur... Jordan out. =^= He turned to Elsa. "Commander Mitchell, please set your phaser on heavy stun and prepare to stun both Pakleds if that force field goes down."

Rieko looks to Gunnar as he speaks and responds, "Yes we have the EMH and other medical officers as well, but you are right, there should be a doctor in sickbay, so you should stay onboard. Doctor Riley is putting your plan into action, has everything under control on the Pakled ship and you are needed here." She heard a beep on her Combadge signaling an incoming message and she tapped her combadge to receive it. She heard Hal’s voice, but the message was garbled and she was not sure what he was saying.

Watts: "On it, Gaelyth." Ace tried to get a security lockout going for Ops systems. "I will try my best," Ace said, trying to lower the force field.

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Evelyn Rieko (Commodore), CO

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Ace Watts (Ensign), Operations Officer ((ktech4))

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Cheryl Skinstad (Rear Admiral), Science Officer

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Elsa Mitchell (Commander), Security ((Scottland78))

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Evey Riley (Lieutenant JG) Medical Officer ((Evey45))

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Gunnar Ragnarsson (Lieutenant JG), Medical Officer ((Gunnar Nova))

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Lanopag, Pakled helmsman ((GreenLantern Excelsior))

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Mac Gaelyth, (Ensign), Operations Officer

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Sandra Lacrima (Lieutenant), Security

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Vaktari Tal, (Ensign), Engineering ((saraphinadarksoul))

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Zania Turner (Rear Admiral), COMS-ENG Specialist

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Dodnabdub, Pakled engineer ((Evelyn Rieko))

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Hal Jordan (Fleet Captain), XO ((GreenLantern Excelsior))

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A force field appears!

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