The First Encounter Part 2
Posted on 19 Apr 2019 @ 9:59pm by Captain Jasmine Somers
S03 Ep 01: Family Of Slaves (Main Story)
Location: Various/Picus system
Timeline: Mission 1 S3 -Day 14
- Bridge -
She stood by on the Medical section of the Bridge systems watching and monitoring all Medical Reports coming in.
“Captain all reports of injuries are minor, and all so far are still on duty at their stations.”
“Excellent, man the bridge medical console doctor,” she said then spoke to Parker “Cody are you aware that the Tomcat has a point defence torpedo system?” she asked.
“I was not aware of that; I knew they were being installed on multiple ships for testing but didn’t know the Tomcat was one of them.” Cody quickly pulled up the specs for the system and began to read through as quick as possible to understand the weapons range and capabilities.
Dr Cahill maintained her position and did some scans the Orion ship, just to feel useful, looking for signs of possible captives that would be sold as slaves. She did detect some of the different races. “Captain the disabled vessel has a load of captives on board but I’m not able to identify the races due to the shields and distance.”
*nodding* “let’s take care of the escorts first shall we Doctor; Lieutenant Parker kindly takes out those capital ships with extreme prejudice if you don’t mind?” Somers said.
“Aye, Aye” Cody replied quickly, he enables the point to point defence system, armed the torpedoes, and begin firing all banks once the targets had a confirmed lock.
Lamia was concentrating on the Ops systems, with hostiles firing on the ship she needed to make sure the power distribution was where it was needed especially with the ten per cent drop in shield strength. She needed to pull back as much power as she could to keep the shield strength up without it being detrimental to other systems. She kept a cautious eye on the view screen as well as her own console, she didn’t need ships sensors to pick up the occupants she could feel them.
“They’re all absolutely terrified.” She didn’t direct her comment at anyone, it was simply an outspoken observation.
Dr Cahill walked over to Lamia and stood beside her. “You will be just fine the Orion's have no chance of getting us.”
Maia attempted to scan the Hostile, it seemed like a hodgepodge of alien technology suddenly the ship turned and cloaked.
“Captain the hostile has cloaked, its fighters peeling off in multiple directions. They are dropping small cylindrical objects in their wake.” Maia warned.
Lamia shook off the emotions she was sensing and quickly checked the readouts she was getting. “Looks like…those items could possibly mine!” She looked at Somers.
“All stop, Mr Winchester reverse thrusters and come to a halt, let them go, have Red and Raider Squadrons return to the roost and have Rebel Squadron clear out those mines” she ordered.
Cody watched as the ship cloaked, watching the sensors he saw the small objects detected but not the Orion ship. Gambling on an odd idea, Cody brought the planetary scanners online. They were typically used to test atmospheric conditions as well as temperature conditions. He was hoping there may be a faint heat signature either from the engines or from their ship’s weapons.
“Reversing thrusters Captain, coming to a full stop” replied Paul as he knew that the mines needing to be cleared so that they could get near to the disabled ship, “Ma'am we need to get those mines cleared,” he stated as he knew time was of the essence.
"Thank you, Lieutenant, this is why I have tasked Rebel Squadron to clear the mines," Somers said a little miffed that so many hostiles got away.
“Commander Sterling” Jasmine began as she smoothly stood up and walked towards the helm station “see if you cannot clear up those signals on that disabled ship, I want to know if we have prisoners of the Orion's’ or slaves,” Somers said.
“Aye Captain, Analysing the signal now, there is a scattering field in effect, I am detecting life signs but am unable to distinguish between human and Orion at this time, the scattering field seems to be emanating from the small cylindrical devices ejected from the enemy hostiles. I am also detecting that they are small nuclear charges. Proximity fuse. It was a good call to pull back the fighters Captain!” Maia reported. “I recommend we detonate the charges with Phasers before proceeding with the boarding party,” Maia added.
As she approached her RR door, she looked back at Sterling “make it so Commander, Rebel Squadron is out on mine clearance” she added and then entered her room.
*Nodding to Sterling* “Doctor Cahill assign Doctor Aldana to the Away team along with Major Donovan as a pilot, Lieutenant Dodd, and two Security Officers, have them in EVA suits and make it clear that it is Aldana’s mission. They are to be ready to beam over when we know what is over there, in case you are wondering why; Major Donovan is a qualified shuttle pilot and has skills that may be of some use” Somers said then turned to face the Doctor “REMEMBER Lieutenant Aldana’s team is not to depart until we have confirmed the occupants of that ship, understood?” Somers asked.
Looking over to the Captain she responded to the instruction “Aye Captain” replied Cahill
=/\= Dr Aldana get your EVA Suit and battle gear. Report to Main shuttle bay with Major Donovan and 2 Security officers, you will standby till ordered to leave for a mission. You will command the mission and you do not leave until you receive orders to do so. I repeat you will command an away team Dr Aldana, have you team standing by in Main shuttle bay. Do not leave the Tomcat until you are ordered. You will have Lt. Dodd and Major Donovan along with 2 Security Officers =/\= Cahill ordered and fell silent.
Aldana swallowed hard, s/he’d never been in command of an Away Team before. Evidently, Doctor Cahill had faith in hir. =/\= Understood sir, will I be able to bring Sombra, or Luuna in his stead if you feel her skills would be more suited for this mission? =/\=
Dr Cahill responded =/\= If you feel they can aid in your mission you can take them. They will have to be in EVA Suits as well Dr Aldana=/\=
=/\=Yes, sir, understood, sir, thank you. =/\= Doctor finished graciously. S/he decided maybe both could potentially be of benefit to the team.
“Computer, locations of Lieutenant Dodd and Major S'arila Donovan?” Aldana asked the computer.
The computer responded “Lieutenant Dodd is in Main Engineering and Major Donovan is in her office in Marine Country” dutifully.
The Kazarite-hybrid doctor double tapped hir Commbadge to close the previous channel and open a new one. =/\= Doctor Aldana to Lieutenant Dodd. =/\=
=/\= Dodd here. What can I do for you, doctor? =/\=
=/\= Lieutenant, please report to Transporter Room one with your EVA suit, battle gear, and an Engineering Kit ready for Away Team duty. =/\=
=/\= Roger, Doctor. Will gather my gear and give orders to Lt. Taggert and then report right away. Dodd out. =/\=
After Doctor Aldana 365 finished hir conversation with the Chief Engineer, s/he closed the channel and opened another. =/\= Doctor Aldana 365 to Major Donovan =/\=
Down in her office, she tapped her Commbadge as it came to life =/\= S'arila Donovan here, what is it Lieutenant? =/\=
=/\= Ah! Major, thank you for your time. I need you to report to Main shuttle Bay for Away Team duty. Bring your EVA suit and battle gear. =/\= Aldana informed her.
=/\= I will be there shortly, Donovan out =/\= S'arila responded and closed the link.
Finally, Aldana had one last call to make. =/\= Lieutenant Parker, this is Doctor Aldana, I need two security officers to report to TR1 with their side-arms, and Extra-Vehicular Activity suits for an Away Mission.
=/\= Acknowledged=/\= Parker replied quickly, then relayed the order to his master at arms, who was acting as watch coordinator for the ship's crew.
She nodded to Cahill’s response then tapped her Commbadge =/\= Somers to Lieutenant Donovan when you have landed and secured your ship report to my ready room, we need to have a little chat about disregarding a directive given =/\= she said sounding none too happy.
=/\=Understood, Reaper out=/\= oO Oh brother my ass is in the sling Oo “Reaper to Red Squadron, and Raiders, let’s go home. We are leaving the Rebels to mop up. Land in order and secure your craft. Debrief in two hours. I’m buying. Reaper out.
“You have the bridge Maia, make sure the area is safe all mines are cleared and that conditions are safe for a team to beam over to,” Somers said as she left the bridge, hearing Sterling respond as she did so.
“Aye Captain,” Maia said taking the center seat as Captain Somers left.
“Tactical target the cylindrical objects and fire at your discretion.”
Several Phaser beams blasted the objects and nuclear devices went off at a strength of one kiloton blasts. The Tomcat’s shields completely deflected any radiation or concussive blast resulting from the detonations no damage to ship her systems or her personnel.
“Scan the disabled ship for life signs,” Maia ordered.
Human life signs and Orion life signs and signs of a running battle Commander.
=/\= Captain Bridge here, there are both Human and Orion life signs on board the disabled ship. Looks like a running firefight aboard her proceed with the utmost caution, Bridge out. =/\= Maia reported.
*shaking her head sadly* “damn her, always closing the link before I can respond” Somers said to herself as she sighed.
Dr Cahill found herself concerned about the safety of the OA Team, but as 2XO she needs to learn to trust her subordinates and also learn to be able to let others take the lead and to let them do it as part of being a senior officer and also an officer at command level to stay behind and let others do the jobs they are trained for.
Looking back at Cahill "all will be okay Commander, such as the burdens of command, it does get easier" Somers said and the Doctor simply nodded.
- Engineering -
Once the battle started Engineering was ready and engaged. The damage control teams were in action and dispatched to all areas that were taking a beating. Systems engineers were also hard at work keeping the relays connected to keep power to the key systems needed to keep the Tomcat in the fight.
Dodd worked to keep his team upbeat and humming even though they were under attack. He was proud of his staff as they always work great but somehow, they work even better when under pressure.
Dodd had been giving orders to go on an away mission, so he gave his blessing to Taggert to tend to engineer and felt the Tomcat was in the best of care as his engineering staff were rock stars.
Once he had chatted with Taggert, he gathered his battle gear and his engineering gear which included two types of tricorders, a few hyper spanners, a few other wrenches of sorts, a couple override interface modules to help adapt alien ship systems for repair or gathering data and a few other odds and end he may need. Dodd then got his EV suit and headed for transporter room one.
Captain Jasmine Somers
Commander Maia Sterling
First Officer/Chief Science Officer
Lieutenant Commander Alexanderia Cahill MD
Chief Medical Officer/2XO
Lieutenant Remington Dodd
Lieutenant Paul Winchester
Chief Intelligence Officer
Lt. Jg Amiri Aldana 365 D.V.M., M.D
Assistant Chief Medical Officer/Counsellor
Lieutenant JG Serina 'Reaper' Donovan
CAG/Raider 1/Helm Officer
Lieutenant JG Lamia 'Mia' Arderne
Chief Operations Officer
Lieutenant Jg Cody Parker