Clean-Up The Briefing Part 1
Posted on 29 Sep 2020 @ 5:24pm by Captain Jasmine Somers & Lieutenant Colonel Alexandria Somers & Captain Maia Sterling & Lieutenant Commander Alexanderia Cahill & Lieutenant Cody Parker & Lieutenant Commander Remington Dodd & Lieutenant JG Paul Winchester & Lieutenant Lamia ‘Mia’ Arderne & Lieutenant JG Nicole Taggert & Lieutenant JG Doctor Amiri Aldana 365 D.V.M., M.D. & Lieutenant Matthew Thompson & Lieutenant Serina "Reaper" Donovan
Edited on on 29 Sep 2020 @ 5:29pm
S03 Ep 02 Trouble in the Sticks (Main Post) Galen IV Phase 1
Location: Tomcat Conference Room
Timeline: S3 Mission 3 MD 11
The Briefing begins… Somers, clearing her throat and she began…
“Okay Tomcatians, I would like to start off by saying I am proud of everyone here and I want to thank you all for doing your jobs well, now onto the matters at hand. Starfleet has authorized a limited form of a Base Delta Zero before I continue, does anyone know what this means?” she asked.
Lamia looked at Somers. “It’s something to do with the destruction of planetary assets isn’t it Captain? At least I think that’s what I’ve read before.”
Iria tensed in her seat the official term of Base Delta Zero was the naval code, to order the complete surface destruction of a planetary target, eliminating all life, industry, and natural resources on the surface. She couldn’t believe that even a limited form was being put into action from Starfleet. Whatever they were about to get into was definitely going to leave lasting marks.
Iria looked at Captain Somers her eyes wide, “There has to be a better way than using that initiative limited or not, the repercussions and mental health of those involved would put tremendous amounts of PTSD if not worse.”
“That is precisely why we went down there with the vermicular food. Each of the infected people will be easily tagged We know there can only be a maximum of about fifty infected in this particular hive. If there were more the hive would have split by now. By authorizing us to eliminate BDZ assets we can limit the damage to only those infected. Once we have their queen, the others will die off relatively quickly.” Maia said.
Looking at her XO “very true Commander, very true, we need only kill the queen’s host to save the majority” the Captain responded suddenly seeing an alternative to the reluctantly given order by Starfleet.
“Do we have the proper weaponry to handle surface destruction?” Nicci asked. “We certainly want to ensure we eliminate the hive and not give them a chance to hide underground, in caves, or in the ocean, so time is certainly a factor too I would think.”
The Captain looked at her Deputy Chief Engineer “the Tomcat’s phaser arrays are sufficient enough to do the job, she is a warship after all, but this is why it is a selective BDZ order the Tomcat is not a Sovereign-class” she said.
“I think we have enough resolution on the tags to actually get a transporter lock on the infected and beam them out of the city and into space, or to a desert and hit them with a phaser barrage,” Maia said.
Doctor Cahill listened to what was being said, she was learning this new information as she went, so she needed to catch up before she made any comments.
Meanwhile, Aldana observed hir department head. S/he wasn’t sure how s/he felt about this whole thing. On one hand, they were talking about a massive loss of life, but on the other hand, could they be saving even more lives. Amiri’s mind wondered; way out here s/he hadn’t been able to receive current, up-to-date news from home either.
Serina sat there with John listening and when the captain spoke on BDZ her jaw dropped. “Is this going to be carried out by my fighters or directly from the ship?” she asked squeezing John’s hand hard. She wasn’t sure how she would feel about euthanizing people, infected ones at that. These infected people were dangerous yes, but destroying them?
“Fighters will not be needed for this Lieutenant Donovan,” the Captain said.
“Understood Captain,” Serina said breathing a huge sigh of relief but she still felt uptight, as she would be piloting the ship.
Paul looked over at his replacement and could see that she was upset about something, but he didn’t know what, he said: “Serina, those folks are dead so the bluegill must die”.
Matt Looked at Serina also and said, “I don’t know what happens to the host if the bluegill is beamed out while still attached to the host. I’ve heard that the host if surgically removed suffers serious PTSD. There is no way to be sure of what will happen. It’s true once infected the host is damaged when the bluegill is removed.” He said.
Shaking her head Serina continued, “It all seems so cruel but, if they are essentially dead when the bluegill takes over the body, then there is no other recourse but to destroy them,” Serina finished sadly.
Doctor Aldana spoke up. “Are we sure there’s no other way? I thought I read somewhere when the U.S.S. Enterprise-D first encountered these parasites that their doctor was able to safely remove several of them from more than one admiral; wasn’t it only the “Queen’s” host that actually had to be eliminated by their captain and exec. in order to even get at the “Queen” inside?”
“No other way that I know of, but research continues if you know something please retort. Matt said.
Fleet 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
Assistant Chief of Security
Lieutenant Lamia 'Mia' Arderne
Chief Operations Officer
Lieutenant Cody Parker
Chief of Security
Lt. Jg Iria Walon
Lt. Jg Nicole Taggert
Assistant Chief Engineer
Lt. Jg Amiri Aldana 365 D.V.M./M.D
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
Lieutenant JG Serina 'Reaper' Donovan
CAG/Raider 1/Helm Officer
Ensign Matthew Thompson [P: Sterling]
Lieutenant Colonel Alexandria Somers [P: Somers]
Major S'arila D'Tana Donovan[P: Somers]
Bravo Unit Commander
MCPO1 Lucy Armitage [P: Somers]