*sneaks back onto BT* Hey guys. Sorry I've been a lot more absent than I had intended but things have not been going that well for me lately. With any luck I'll be able to help you wrap up this mission now, but the huge amount of admin work is prob gonna take up most of my limited time online. I hope you understand.
So... 7 posts in one month... it's nice to know the ship can stay active while I'm gone ! How about we get this thing sorted and move on to something else? Let's see what we can do with this then...
"I say we have to make it clear they their actions were totally unacceptable," suggested the senior marine, 2nd Lt J'Ka. "The Federation cannot tolerate kidnapping."
Admiral Elron listened to all the suggestions. Some of the senior staff didn't seem very eager to voice opinions; perhaps they were still trying to get to grips with the situation. "You all make very good points. Each culture has its own customs and its own system of morals, and I don't think that they really intended us any harm. My impression from over there was that they felt threatened by us and were trying to find out about us without exposing themselves to harm. However, we must make it clear to them - for their own good as well as ours - that other societies and species do not take kindly to that kind of treatment and it is not acceptable." He paused for a moment, and looked at Disasterman. "You're our Liaison Officer Cmdr," he smiled. "You can help me explain the situation to our new friend in private". "Aye, sir," replied the LiO obediently.
CMDRfc Disasterman and Admiral Elron went over the notes while the aliens were brought back to the room. They both stood as the aliens entered. Admiral Elron offered some chairs for the aliens to sit in, which they took hesitantly. Elron took his seat at the table, which left Disasterman the only one standing in the room. He looked at Elron with a quested look on his face and then figured he was going to have to start the briefing. "We have all agreed to let you go with no repercussions...." "But with some conditions" , Elron broke in. "Yes, thank you, with some conditions. Here is a copy of the list that we have come up with for you to look over. You can keep it to pass along to others in your race that may want to follow in your studies. . Disasterman handed a PADD to the alien then proceeded to cover some of the high points. "We dont mind you studying the races of the Alpha Quadrant, but there are several that would blow you out of the sky and then try to find out answers from any survivors. If you do choose to continue studying the many races, we ask that you dont just beam them off their ship. You need to contact their Commanding Officer and ask him if they would agree to being studied. If the CO says no, the you must continue on your way." "We will be sending out a message to all members of the Federation and even some of the races that arent, that asks for cooperation with your studies. But this still wont guarantee anyone will help." "We also would prefer the subjects to be free to choose if they want to stay on your ship during the entire study period or their own. From what I have learned, no tests were done while the crew of the Black Tulip were separated and in their cells. We need to work on this aspect. We, the Federation, want to help you in any way we can to improve the rooms where the subjects will stay if they choose to stay aboard your ship. There wont be many changes, just some to make it a little more comfortable. A few things we would like to put in are some beds, that can be changed to whatever race may be in the room. We also would like to install some food replicators so the subject would have some food." "We did provide food to your crew, they just never ate." the alien said. "I'm sorry, I forgot to mention the paste in my report. Honestly, I want sure if that was food or not, but I almost got to the point where I ate it." "Well this may be something to look at. If you dont mind supplying our Science Department with some of the paste, we may let this provision go. We just want to make sure that it is safe for all the known races. There are some foods one race can eat, but will kill another." "We dont mind supplying the paste, but it is different for each race that we study. One of the first things we test is the nutrition that the subject, as you call them, had last eaten. To you it may not have a taste, but has all the nutrition in it. We dont want to kill anyone. I guess we could have told them that it was food and it was ok to eat." "Even if you had, since we didnt know anything about you, I still would hesitate. Nothing against you now, but not many would just eat something that was placed in front of them that was said to be food and safe." "We understand. We have been the same way since being on your ship. We know that you have been so kind, that you wouldnt harm us." "I have also been in contact with Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards to help with all the modifications and repairs to your ship. We will be glad to tow you there if you dont have regular engines. "We do have regular engines, just havent used them in so long that they may not work. We also dont know the location of the shipyard, so we will at least need directions or preferably a lead. We thank you for all your kindness and agree to all the conditions. I will make sure that this is sent out to others in my race that are currently looking to begin studies. "There arent any other ships at the moment that can enter slipstream, we were just a test ship." "We know, we have been watching for many years."
With all major negotiation points covered, and a standard cultural exchange conducted with the alien ship, Admiral Elron released the slipstream-inhabiting insectoids to go about their own business. Marine J'Ka made sure that weapons remained trained on the ship as it slowly fired up its engines and began repairs on its own slipstream drive. Elron sent an immediate and full report to Starfleet Command so that all Federation members and affiliates were made aware of this alien race. Knowledge of the Black Tulip's own slipstream drive would remain highly classified, however.
"Elron to Branson, what's the status of the slipstream drive?" =/\= The reactor is working at maximum efficiency, the quantum matrix is still in perfect shape and the emitter is ready to go. We're all set! =/\= "Excellent. Be prepared for the not-so-long journey home. Continue intensive monitoring of the drive's performance. "Elron to Sickbay. Dr Salek, could you please continue medical examination of all crewmembers taken to the alien vessel? Just to be on the safe side…" =/\= That would include you too, wouldn't it sir? =/\= replied their new CMO. Elron sighed. Were all doctors the same? Did they actually enjoy examinations? "Yes, that would include me too. Elron out." The bridge crew was fully assembled again, with Disasterman sitting to Elron's left and Burgess to Elron's right. "Cmdr Saberwyn, set course for Starbase Bellicose. Engage slipstream drive on my mark." He paused for a few seconds as he looked around the bridge and Bema plotted their course. Then, with the satisfaction of one who knows they've just made history, Elron gave the order. It was one he hoped to give many more times in the future. "Engage slipstream!"
[OFF]: Well done chaps. Consider this mission complete! ;D
Deis Irae: Wanna offer my apologies for being so sparce of posting lately. Lots going on with a bit of rp/writers block on top of it all. Working on getting back into the swing of things. Thanks for those not giving up on me.
Sept 22, 2020 12:38:15 GMT
Savot: A most excellent and momentous hallmark to reach! It's been my honor and privilege; thanks to everyone who's made this place such an integral part of my life for over a decade. I'm sincerely grateful.
May 15, 2020 0:52:58 GMT
Carl Torek: Well, Ladies and Gentlemen ... Section 47 is 'TWENTY YEARS YOUNG' today ... Thank you, everyone, who has put their time, effort, and creative imagination into keeping us going for so long, here's to the next 20 ... ✨✨✨
May 7, 2020 20:42:42 GMT
Matthew Reynolds: Just wanted to take the time and say that it has been a wonderful 15 years here on Section 47. I joined today in 2005. One of the best choices I've made.
Apr 29, 2020 3:26:31 GMT
Gheskori: I echo the comment below, it's a difficult time for all, stay safe everybody
Apr 11, 2020 6:07:04 GMT
CSS: We hope all our members are coping with the stresses and strains during the Pandemic ... Stay safe and well everyone 😷 ... your Command Staff.
Apr 4, 2020 13:43:35 GMT
Matthew Reynolds: I'm back and ready to go crazy. Have had a stupid busy 2020, and then this whole Covid thing is crazy
Mar 18, 2020 16:56:15 GMT
Carl Torek: Hope you had a good holiday, Sir
Feb 21, 2020 23:32:20 GMT
Gheskori: Hi all I'm back from my holiday and have caught up with my home life lol. I'm aiming to post for a char or two tomorrow Thursday so can declare myself fully back on board.
Feb 20, 2020 2:09:48 GMT
Carl Torek: Well, after over three years of being stranded, we are beginning to explore a means to return home. Our efforts can be read on the 'Wormhole' thread on the Starbase Board ... Loving the activity ... Fingers crossed everyone
Feb 14, 2020 12:58:10 GMT
Carl Torek: Hello Max, yes, we're still in here
Jan 22, 2020 1:41:28 GMT
Max Richards: Hello everyone! I am pleasantly surprised this page is still up and running
Jan 21, 2020 17:46:44 GMT
Carl Torek: Good to hear Savot, welcome to the party
Jan 16, 2020 18:03:34 GMT
Savot: Greetings all; wanted to report in that I've caught up reading the Wormhole thread and intend to make the El Salvador's initial post in it tomorrow.
Jan 15, 2020 2:10:18 GMT
Carl Torek: Hey Matt, Real Life has to come first and gets you at times, as we all know. Great to see you back
Jan 11, 2020 12:12:05 GMT
Matthew Reynolds: Sorry guys, life was beating me up. I'm back
Jan 11, 2020 3:45:01 GMT
Carl Torek: 📌 STARDATES 📌 ... Well Ladies and Gentlemen, we have entered our Twentieth-year ... Here are our new Stardates [for continuity] --- FLEET SIMMING: 2406.04.mmdd / TOS SIMMING: 2266.mmdd ... (Use current month & day)
Jan 9, 2020 16:45:48 GMT
Gheskori: Happy Christmas one and all!
Dec 27, 2019 1:27:15 GMT
Carl Torek: Hi All, hope you are enjoying a fantastic Christmas ... All my best wishes to you all for the coming year 🎄🎉🎄
Dec 25, 2019 22:35:57 GMT