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USS T-Durant Mission TDRP16069: "Sentience Rocks" (181104)

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Captain's Log, Stardate 181104.0334: We are on our way to the Alabaster Mining Colony, which was established approximately ten months ago on Tcatn V, a mineral laden planet in an uninhabited system just on the border of Sector 003M. Although I have some interest in seeing this relatively uncharted area of the galaxy, I have been invited to chair a rather delicate negotiation on S'Raris Station. I shall deploy at 0600 hours for the journey with Major Zero as pilot and escort. I have no doubt the senior staff will easily handle this routine visit to Alabaster, delivering supplies and receiving a first hand report on their mining efforts. And perhaps they will be glad to see the back of me for a few days. While the cat is away, and all that. Hode out.

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Evelyn Rieko (Lt Cmdr), Acting XO/Chief Science
Harley Gresham (Civilian), Shift Mine Foreman ((GreenLantern Excelsior))
Katarina McKenzie (Civilian), Mine Director ((Leninah))
Nems Johari (Lt JG), Security ((Knightspet))
Ginrai Yamabushi (Ensign), Science

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Rieko is thinking there is beauty in almost everything if you look for it, even a transporter beam, as the last of its shimmering lights disappear. She looks around at her team, everyone in one piece and alert, and then looks around the area, "Ensign Nems, scan the area, and report." This was just a routine quarterly visit to the Alabaster Mining colony on Tcatn V. She thought of the Captain away chairing a delicate negotiation on S'Raris Station, she was sure he had the more exciting assignment and his presence would benefit everyone involved. She admired his keen diplomatic and problem solving skills. She could not say she would miss him. It was fascinating to her that someone she found so annoying at times with his meticulous behavior and strict attitude, could also have a good sense of humor and be very warm, and caring at other times. He definitely cared a great deal about his crew. Being senior staff she had on occasion socialized with him, and had taken to calling him Jim at times, but they were not really friends and probably never would be. Although she had to admit she found him interesting, and oddly charming...emphasis on oddly. She shook her head and almost chuckled, thinking she was happy to have her annoying Captain away for a few days, but here she was using the precious time away from him to think about him. Seems like she is the odd one. Never losing her focus, she nodded to the two mine managers, and said, "Greetings, I'm Lt. Commander Rieko, this is Lt. JG Nems, and Ensign Yamabushi"" she waved her hand toward each of her away team officers as she introduced them." We are here for your quarterly visit to receive your report on your mining efforts, deliver supplies, and retrieve the pergium." She'd almost said the precious pergium for it definitely was a precious commodity in the Delta Quadrant. Still looking to the miners, she asked, "How are you? Is everything okay here? We have medical staff also to give you all a physical, but first I'm interested to hear about your progress!"

Harley Gresham: "Greetings and welcome to the Alabaster Mining Colony. I am Harley Gresham, Shift Foreman for the mining operation. This is Katarina McKenzie, the mine's Director. She has your report ready up in the Mine Office. We are happy to be hosting you folks from Starfleet. Hope you had a nice flight out here. Is there anything we can get for you?"

Ginrai Yamabushi shimmers in place. His vision falls into place as he looks around and sees sheer beauty and gives our greeting party a warm smile, as he looks around. He nods as he is introduced by Commander Rieko.

Katarina McKenzie: Immediately staring at the transport enhancers as they become activated whispering to Harley "Ok pull together they're coming, smile and make like a happy miner I'll handle 'Starfleet'" Stands smartly in front of the transport spot, fiddling with her left ear a little before noticing and straightening her dress instead. It was an old habit she fell into at times of stress, the cosmetic surgery being another sacrifice to her entrepreneurial desires. Her Human and Ocampan parents hadn't been too happy about it at the time but as it didn't effect any of her abilities, which she kept hidden as much as possible for the same reasons. They acquiesced about the surgery after enough tantrums were thrown. It was irritating that it itched though at the most inconvenient of times. Adopting a warm open greeting as the shapes materialised and the leader of the group greeted us. "Greetings friends! and welcome to the Alabaster Mining Consortium Tcatn V Colony! My colleague Harley has introduced us and thank you for your introductions. Please once you're all ready follow me up the stairs to the office where we can talk and we have some refreshments for you too! Hope you all like cookies!"

Nems Johari beams down with his team as he notices two unknown people he does not know. Pulls out his tricorder as he runs some scans around to see if he can pick up anything out of the ordinary.

Rieko: "Very pleased to meet you both. Our flight here was peaceful and relaxing." she smiles and shakes her head, as she says , "No thank you, we don't need anything... except.. I would very much like you to give us a tour of the mine...the main cave. It looks interesting.! She turns to Nems, "Lt. Nems.,.your report." They follow the two.

Gresham tries to lead Starfleet up the stone steps to the Mining Office, but they seem unwilling to follow. "Folks, we have some comfortable seating upstairs, so you don't have to stand on these uneven rock formations. The mine in this area is also somewhat unstable, so it would be safer up top inside the excavated quarters."

Yamabushi follows behind looking around at the waterfall, his eyes are transfixed on the hillside and reminding him of places back home in Connecticut on earth. He follows alongside the Lieutenant Commander.

Kat: Trying to contain a little irritation at the brusqueness of these Starfleet types smiles and waves the group over to the back of the office and points to the tray and jar "Help yourself to tea and cookies but please remember if you're going down to the mining area you need to wear one of these safety helmets." Taps the row of yellow safety helmets. "It's a site rule I'm afraid, no exceptions, it's for your own safety ….. and to keep our insurance premiums vaguely tolerable!" Moves the helmets across the cargo crate to draw attention to them. "Other safety rules are you must be accompanied at all times by one of my staff and you must observe the guidance given, we do know a lot more than you can about the idiosyncrasies of this mine and can help you avoid its nasty little tricks, so if your guide says don't go there trust them its for a good reason. Much better than looking up from the bottom of an old shaft thinking you wished you had trusted them!"

Johari: Nods his head to them both, "It is a pleasure meet you both." Pulling his tricorder in front of him as he scans the area, the cave mostly as he reports to Lt Commander Rieko, "Sir I am not seeing anything out of the ordinary,, nothing dangerous at all that would harm anyone. "

Rieko sees the two mine managers leading them to stairs. To Nems she says, "Thank you, Lt...lets go team", they walk up the stairs into a compact office.

Gresham watches the landing party standing on the floor of the cavern with some discomfort. It would be best for all concerned to be up in the office area where they could sit comfortably and chat. Finally they do seem to be moving toward the steps, so he leads them up to the office. "Watch your step here, this can be a tricky climb if you're not used to it. But I assure you that Kat's cookies up in the office are worth the effort! Just stay between the lighted pylons." He breathes a sigh of relief after they have entered the office area.

Yamabushi walks up the stairs with a sense of amazement, he looks up the stairs, and heeds the warning and enters the room with the rest of the crew. He looks around at the office and takes a deep breath.

Kat looks relieved as the group finally makes it up to the office, smiling and inquiring "How is your good Captain? I was hoping to re-acquaint myself with him, is he not accompanying you today for some reason?" Motioning the group to the helmets and tray and the seats "Please do sit before we start; the tea is hot and the cookies are delicious truly, just had them delivered here this morning especially" Smiling maybe a bit too much. Whispers in Harley's ear out of earshot from the others "The longer we keep them in here the safer it will be, try your best!"

Johari: hearing LT Commander Rieko as she replies, "You're welcome Sir, and yes Sir." Following the Commander up the path into what looks like a very small office with lots of waterfalls. Takes a breath thinking how difficult it would have been coming up that path in the dark, we would have sure tripped and fallen and wound up in sickbay for sure.

Rieko: looks around the office and then back at the 2 miners. She subtly scans the food and drink and the office area. She smiles at Kat, "The tea does look delicious! Just the sort of thing Captain Hode would enjoy..too bad he could not make it." He had other duties to attend to..but I will tell him you asked about him." She took note of Kat's lovely civilian outfit. I think I will have a cookie and some tea., and definitely a TOUR of the main cave..it is quite lovely here..I didn't expect that."

Gresham nods almost imperceptibly at Kat's whispered message. Starfleet wasn't making a move toward the cookies or the hard hats, so it was difficult to know what they might do next. Maybe it was best to keep the chatter going. "This is really an interesting planet. The mine shafts here are naturally occurring, it seems, so it doesn't take a lot of effort for us to walk in and chip out some pergium. Recently we tapped out a whole vein of it and we've been searching around for another supply since then. The caves are filled with this lichen and fungus, so as long as we provide the light, they grow and thrive and change our carbon dioxide into oxygen. It's something of a symbiotic relationship in a way. We're really lucky that no one has ever found any higher life forms here at all, even after multiple scans and surveys."

Yamabushi follows suit and has a cup of tea, and a cookie and sits with awe at the conversation. He listens intently on the natural caves, and looks with keen interest, thinking about how one could harvest the minerals.

Kat: Looks to the leader of the group "Evelyn did you say or should I call you Eve or something else? Yes I was thinking of Jim when I ordered the tea but oh well another time perhaps." Clasping her hands and switching her gaze across the group before returning it to Evelyn. "I can always get some cookies 'to go' though do you think he would like that?" Nodding at the request for a tour with a raised eyebrow to Harley before "Yes I'm sure we can arrange a tour for you although there isn't that much to see that I'm sure you haven't seen before on your travels but I'll call down and get some people up here to escort you, not a problem. Where were you last before you made your way here to us?"

Johari looks around as he likes to observe more then talk. Looks over towards Kat, "Thank you, the cookies smell delightful, I think it would be okay to take one or two while I'm on duty. A cup of tea would help quench my thirst. Oh yes, a tour of the cave would be delightful as well."

Rieko looks at Mr. Gresham as he talks about the planet, and the mine shaft... her eyes brighten and her ears perk up when she hears him say the caves are filled with lichen and fungus. "So, Mr. Gresham..this is fascinating about the lichen and fungus, that as long as the miners provide the light, they grow and thrive and change carbon dioxide into oxygen. I would love to see the lichen and fungus... We would love a tour ..you seem reluctant to grant our request!" She laughs in a friendly manner. and says jokingly . "You're not trying to hide anything from us, are you?" She notices Kat seems to be making small talk about the Durant's missions that really seem evasive..."I really would like that tour." She takes a last bite of her cookie and wipes her mouth and hands with a napkin. She smiles and adds, "You may call me Eve. and may I call you Kat?"

Gresham walks over to the small table, looking for some papers to offer to Starfleet for reading. But Kat is a neat freak, and as always, the place is immaculate. The PADD on the table contains nothing of interest either. He wants to eat one of the cookies, but it's best to let them sit there and tempt Starfleet with their fresh-baked aroma. He decides to provide some scientific banter. "It's amazing to see the amount of water that flows through these caves all the time. We will never be thirsty as long as we're here. It's crystal clear and absolutely free of any harmful bacteria. It flows down the walls of the caves and it can wear away the rocks in very unusual ways. Every now and then I'm startled by a rock formation that looks almost artificial. But everything down here is a product of nature." He smiles and nods at Kat after the last statement. Not a lie!

Kat: "Yes Kat is fine Eve, Katarina is such a mouth ful LOL, so please do. Now while you enjoy the cookies let me get straight onto that tour for you!" Takes a pen nonchalantly from the desk and a piece of note paper as she calls down to the mine area =^= Hello is that you Charlie? Oh Hi it's Kat can you send a couple of the guys/girls up here when you're ready to provide a tour of the mine for our guests please? ….. no no its not urgent if they're in the middle of safety checks but as soon as is practical would be much appreciated thank you =^= Looking back with a reassuring smile to Evelyn "We'll have someone up here soon to give you that tour, I'm sure it won't be too long, the caves are the most beautiful and there are some particularly spectacular ones quite close to the main cave that would probably be the most interesting to see. How long do we have the pleasure of your company for today?" Scribbling a note all the while which she passes discreetly to Harley.

Johari walks around in circles as she nibbles on a cookie, drinking a sip of tea as he listens to his crew. Continues to scan inside of the cave seeing if his tricorder picks anything up that we should be made aware of.

Rieko wondered why they seemed so reluctant to give a tour, and the fact that they did not want to made her even more determined to go down to the main cave. Something was wrong.. it did not feel right here.. too much evasion and bright smiles and chat. "So the 100 kilograms are ready for delivery to Starfleet? And I must insist on that tour ..now." She puts on one of the hard hats and starts for the stairs.."Come along team."

Gresham nonchalantly reads the note that Kat passed to him. Seemed like as good a plan as any. He stuffs the note into the pocket of his coveralls and strolls over toward the cave opening. He turns sideways to make it past Kat, brushing up against her slightly as he passes. Unnoticed by him, the note falls out of his pocket right at the feet of the Starfleet officers.

<<NOTE SAYS "I will keep stalling. You take them to the other caves if that fails.>>

Yamabushi says, "A symbiotic relationship of sorts..." he scratches his chin as he looks down at the plants and fungus growing in the corner of the office. He then pulls out his tricorder and begins scanning, looking with a little bit of shock, he looks at the Commander with a strange look, "Sir, may I speak to you for a moment?" he asks the Commander

Kat looks and smiles warmly at the Starfleet group trying to detain them as long as possible "Wait ! I trust last quarter's 100kg shipment of pergium was well received? I expect you're looking for an update on this quarter. Please take a seat at my desk whoever needs that and I'll happily give you the update. I take it you got the message from my secretary Ishka about the delay?"

Johari: His stomach starting to feel like something is wrong, shakes his head its not from the tea and cookies they were delicious. It was an uneasy feeling that he could not shake. Watches a note fall out of Harley's pocket wonders what it may be, stares at it for a moment. Placing his hat on securely really needing to see that cave now, stomping his foot is why we are here.

Rieko watches the two trying to be subtle in communicating something to each other. She hears Ginrai and walks over to him on her way to the stairs..she stops near him... then looks back at Nems.. "come team.. lets go downstairs." She looks to the two miners. and smiles "Aren't you going to join us?"

Gresham watches with alarm as all three Starfleet officers put on hard hats and the mission commander walks to the mouth of the cave. "If you folks would like to see our current Pergium mining location, I can take you there. It's really a long walk, though, so it would be best if we provide the coordinates to your transporter room and they beam us there. Those caves are far less wet and drafty than this place. What do you say?"

Yamabushi puts on his hard hat and makes sure that the light works, adjusts it so that it fits on his head snugly, he follows next to the Commander's side and whispers, "Sir, at last report, there were 20 people at this mining colony, but from sensor readings, I'm only detecting 18, perhaps there are two that are so far deep in the caves, that the sensors are malfunctioning.." scratches his chin and starts working with his tricorder to see if he could get a better reading.

Kat: After looking hard at Harley and mouthing the words "Clumsy oaf!" hurries after the group "No wait don't you want the report? I have it here for you? If not, fine, but we still need to wait for the team to become available to escort you! It's not safe to go down there unescorted as I explained before - my insurers won't allow it you … just … can't!" Hurries after them realising the game was up on this tack and its time to go to the next, making eyes to Harley to get them somewhere else!

Johari: Follows his crew down the path to the cave, thinking a long walk would be could be able to observe and take everything in. It be good for all of us to go then to split up we may get lost on our way.

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Rieko: looks to Ginriai..."good work".. She then looks to Gresham and frowns, thinking ..more evasiveness. Her hand automatically goes to caress her holstered phaser, as if to reassure herself it is there if needed...and she is now thinking it may be needed.. These two are definitely hiding something. She glances at them both, then focuses on Kat, "Who do I have to point a phaser at to get a tour of this place? The main cave."...She is half joking and half serious. She raises an eyebrow and stops smiling, leans down an picks up the note Gresham dropped and reads it...she pulls out her phaser.. lets go on that tour...Now!" She passes the note to Nems.. and says "give it to Ginri after you read it."

Gresham resigns himself to being an escort for the inspectors from space. It was possible that something could be salvaged from this affair if they played their cards right. He walks out the door and turns right, hoping that some misdirection might buy them some time. After all, starships had places to go and things to do. They couldn't stay in orbit of insignificant mining planets for days at a time. Could they? "This way, folks," he says in a friendly voice.

Yamabushi looks down at the note and him as he follows the team down, when looks at the note, his face becomes grim, yet recognizable in the darkness to himself, he pulls out his tricorder and begins to go to work scanning, yet looks at the note again.

Kat reluctantly follows the group down the steps to the mine, overtaking them briskly, hoping Harley is guiding them away from the main mine entrance, doing her best to usher between the group and the waterfall entrance in the off chance that would make it less noticeable. Exclaiming to Eve "Oh really I don't think even in jest you need to resort to the threat of violence! That's just so inappropriate! Besides its unwise, the mix of vapours in here would likely cause a huge explosion if exposed to a phaser blast so perhaps we just throw cookies at each other if you really want to resort to violence? … this way, follow Harley please for the tour thank you thank you."

Johari takes the note from Lt Commander and reads it, thinking to himself he reads it once more before he hands it to Ensign Yamabushi. Thinks his team has left him behind again.

Rieko follows Gresham, and realizes he is leading them the wrong..she sets her phaser on stun. She yells, "Gresham! You're leading us away from the main cave. We want to see the main cave." She starts walking in the correct direction..lets go team." She hurries toward the entrance of the main cave...keeping an eye on Gresham.

Gresham walks around the back side of the cave complex, followed by the Commander WITH PHASER IN HAND. Well she probably wouldn't shoot him for taking her on the proverbial wild goose chase, would she? He comes to the end of the path and looks down over the cliff. "Oops, I guess I took a wrong turn back there. Sorry about that." As he turns to look at the team members, he notices that Kat is down below at the mine entrance. The other team members realize that they've been had, and the Commander even shrieks at him in anger. He chuckles to himself a little and turns back to catch up with them, walking carefully after he hears a phaser being cycled either up or down in power.

Yamabushi works with his tricorder, recalibrating and taking stock of the radiation the minerals down here give off, and begins scanning, he calmly takes a deep breath and breathes in the air and thinks to himself, 'It's good to not have rebreathed artificial air, like on a starship.' but works on tracking the 18 lifeforms, but still trying to find the missing two, to no avail, he taps the screen to pull out any other mitigating factors, and proceeds on with the Commander.

Kat breathes a sigh of temporary relief as they all go past the main cave entrance. Hanging back as if to ward off any stragglers and usher them off to the rest of the group lead by Harley the pied piper! Her communicator bleeps and she mutters "Oh what now? Really this is just not a good day!" =^= Hello Kat here who's calling please? … what! …. No no no no you can't come now … it'll have to wait I'm sorry I'll call you as soon as its clear but do not transport down under any circumstances till you get the all clear from me understood? Or the deal is OFF !" =^= Turns quickly as Eve rushes passed her and calls after her "Noo not there follow Harley that's where the the best lichen, fungi, crazy mushrooms, new exciting life forms whatever your heart desires is !" Walks in SIGHING as the whole group now joins Eve in the main cave "Remember what I said about explosive vapours please ?! I'm pretty sure that applies to stun too you know!" Starts to really dread her next insurance renewal quote!

Johari: following his crew down the path to the cave getting lost like usual for him, its okay he moves behind Harley to the main part of the cave, stops. Pulls out his tricorder to see what his scans pull up if anything, looking at the falls seeing how pretty they are. Looking at the radiation that is being picked up on his scans that must not be good for their health.

Rieko looks around the cave with her team..and sees Gresham and Kat now hovering behind them. She glances at Kat, ignoring her comments about the phaser, and says "It's lovely in here... the beauty of nature...the only unnatural thing here are these crates.. so out of place. What's in them..and why stacked in here?" She looks to Ginrai and Nems, "Scan them and if safe to move..lets move the top 3 crates."

Gresham follows Starfleet into the main cave, noting with approval that someone has put a stack of crates right where they will do the most good. It's unsettling that the Commander is staring at the crates as though she could look through them to the other side. An immediate diversion is necessary. "Isn't this a pretty place? For a cave, I mean. The work crews come in here during their off hours to sit and talk and eat. There's a natural hot springs probably bubbling up from some underground volcanic vent. It keeps the whole cave warm and makes the plants grow. You can see that some sunlight manages to find its way down here from far above, and that helps too. We have never ever found any evidence of life forms in these caves. Not ever."

Yamabushi listens intently, feeding off the words and stories, but at the same time treading the fine line of listening and following orders. He continues to think on ways to discern if there are any life signs between the vegetation and also the people or the people further down. Just then another blip came on, and faded away. Upon listening to the orders, he nonchalantly points towards the crates, he begins scanning the crates, just then his face begins to grimace and he sighs.

Kat looks around the group poking tricorders at everything "Ok so here’s the main mine see nothing of interest we dig stuff up and crate it and send it to you there you have it tour over now shall we not shoot anyone and go see the more interesting parts of the colony hmmm?" Looks nervously at Harley wanting to pass a note but remembering how well that went last time so instead she just glares her best Paddington bear hard stare at him. Noticing Eve close to the crates and stepping between "No please you can't touch these they're dangerous not to be touched… not without the correct protective clothing…. and we're fresh out of that so no touchy please! OMG look out everyone she's touching them take cover there's likely to be a gigantic death inducing explosion at any moment now! Run for your lives !!"

Johari holds his one hand on his phaser, and the other hand he moves closer to the crates and moves his tricorder towards them to scan them. His eyes widen not liking what his scans are picking up. Looks over to LT Commander Rieko, "Sir these are crates are not safe there, my scans are beeping danger all over them."

Rieko looks behind the crates...and sees something on the wall of the cave! "What is that?" It looks like... it looks like... It IS a carving of some kind!" She pushes past Kat..and looks closer. "It's a carving that appears to be quite ancient. When did the miners find it and why haven't they reported it.??" She shakes her head at Kat and says "Starfleet has strict rules about disturbing archaeological remains. The miners will have to stop mining while this is investigated!" She looks to Nems.. "There is nothing dangerous about these crates... I believe it is some sort of false, fake setting to cause your tricorder to beep...they did not want us to find this ancient artifact!"

Gresham listens as the trigger-happy Commander talks about moving crates that don't belong to her. Starfleet often found it necessary to meddle in affairs where they had no business interfering. Luckily this crew seemed to be more gullible than most, ha ha. Maybe he could lead them astray once again. He walks over to stand near the Commander, but not too close since she is still waving her phaser around like it's a pointing stick. "Oh yes, that thing on the wall. The first time I came into this cave it was night, no light at all anywhere except for the phosphorescent fungi glowing. I turned my light on that rock formation and it scared me out of 30 years growth. I must have jumped a foot! But then when I took a closer look, I could see that it was formed naturally by water erosion or lava flow, not carved out of the rock at all. The way the water flows in these caves, you can probably find all kinds of famous sculptures created by random chance."

Yamabushi: nods, and looks at Nems with a look of concern he listens to the conversation, his face is one of grimace as he goes toward the crates, just as he sees one that was knocked over and broken, he bends down and picks up an ancient artifact and promptly begins scanning it. "Interesting...." he picks up an ancient artifact and begins scanning, just then he looks down and sees from the crate a hand. He drops the artifact and looks around, "I'm wondering if this is all connected....." he looks around to see if there are any more glyphs

Kat sighs as Eve gets behind the crates and observes the stone face and listens to Harley's explanation nodding in agreement "He's quite right you know, listen to him he knows these things. It's nothing that special really. However, if you really are intent on shooting the crates … what is it with you folks why are you so shoot happy anyway?! … be my guest shoot away!" Takes a few steps back pointing at the crates "right there, go on, even you can't miss from this distance!"

Johari wants to peek inside of the crates, starts to move the top of the crate then thinks to himself 'do we really know what is inside of them?' Holding onto his phaser as he looks around at his crew, should he or should he not? Hate feeling the feeling of being hovered around something is wrong he just can't put his finger on it.

Rieko looks to Kat, "Nobody is shooting crates or anything else...unless we have to. This planet is considered Class L, with vegetation but no indigenous life forms. This ancient artifact being here means there was some indigenous life form here!" She sighs. "As I said, all mining activity must stop until this is investigated!" She glances down at her tricorder... this reading.. she points it again at the face on the wall.. it seems...It's alive!!!

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Evelyn Rieko (Lt Cmdr), Acting XO/Chief Science

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Nems Johari (Lt JG), Security ((Knightspet))

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Ginrai Yamabushi (Ensign), Science

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Katarina McKenzie (Civilian), Mine Director ((Leninah))

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Harley Gresham (Civilian), Shift Mine Foreman ((GreenLantern Excelsior))

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Starfleet team beams in

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Welcoming committee

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Uncomfortable welcoming committee

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The entry to the mine office

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Inside the mine office

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Starfleet is getting impatient for their cave tour

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It's nice that someone put these crates here

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The crates hide this strange but natural rock formation

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The trigger-happy Commander and her tricorder-wielding minion grow suspicious

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We didn't think Starfleet knew how to climb on top of a crate

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It's just a natural rock formation!
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