Location: In orbit of Jutus
Speed: Standard Orbit
Shields: Nominal
Hull: Nominal
Systems: All Systems Nominal

The Search Part IV
Episode 11 - Family Matters
Stardate 73834.3
MD004 2200 hrs

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To Seek...

Posted on Tue Feb 20th, 2018 @ 12:50am by Captain Tyler Malbrooke & Lieutenant Commander Larim Myles & Lieutenant Commander Vaebn tr'Hwersuil
Edited on on Thu May 31st, 2018 @ 9:43pm

Mission: Episode 2 - The Enemy Within
Location: Bridge - USS Pioneer
Timeline: MD004 0800 hrs
Tags: SD 71378.0800
1178 words - 2 OF Standard Post Measure

Tyler sat in the center chair on his bridge. He was surrounded by his bridge crew. He was learning that while starship command was a wonderful thing, starship command while the ship was at warp was a boring thing. The glamorous life of a Captain he thought as he went through departmental reports of crew adjustments etc. It was then that he felt the ship drop out of warp and into impulse power as the ship arrived at the Badlands.

Tyler looked at the field in front of him, the swirling eddys of light and energy were truly breathtaking. "Jax, take us in nice and slow. Let's see those skills you have told me so much about. Lieutenant Myles, sound yellow alert and raise the shields. Leutenant Tr'Hwersuil prepare to deploy the whiskers. Ensign see to it that auxillary power is in stand by and that Vaebn has whatever power he needs. It is time to see what is out there."

T'Rish could feel the ebb of excitement wash over the members of the bridge crew. It was a curious sensation to one who took great pride in reaction logicaly in all situations. At least she did most of the time. Her thin fingers bounced over the console in front of her as she did as her Captain bid.

Jax started to plot her course. She had gotten some projects from the science team. They had tried to predict the energy ribbons, but that was about as possible as predicting the weather. As the ship started to slide through the edge of the chaos she slowed things to quarter impulse. This gave her enough speed to move but enough time to react to the every changing void.

Vaebn stood in the science alcove, keeping an open comm channel to the astrometrics lab where the rest of his navigation team was monitoring the course adjustments and surrounding currents and eddys of the Badlands. "Whisker network is deployed to 1,000 kilometers and beginning to receive telemetry. However, the probes are not all in sync at this time, but it should be corrected in a few moments."

He looked down at the console and noted that whiskers 4 and 6 on the starboard side were a little sluggish to match the Pioneer's course. Vaebn turned to the side panel where the probe status controls were and adjusted the engine output to the rogue whiskers. He looked toward the helm station "If you retain this speed the whiskers should keep up, but I don't advise we go any faster."

Jax was very intent on what her readouts said and also eyeballing things on the view screen. She barely made out what Vaebn said. "No worries on the speed this is a slow boat through this soupy water."

"Yellow alert, aye." Larim said. "Shield's are up."

Tyler opened a channel to the Astrometrics lab. "Astrometrics, please start mapping procedures. We are going to attempt to create the most comprehensive map of this region."

"Aye sir..." Came the response from the duty officer in the lab.

T'Rish did as she had promised Jax she would. She kept an eye on the power consumption of the manuervering thrusters and prepared for any moment when the women at the helm would need the boost.

Jax was also getting the raw data that the lab was collecting. She had it being fed to her auxiliary console so she could use the info to make informed decisions on the stability of her track. Flying through a nebula was kinda like flying through a very active thunderstorm. The air is charged with particles, gas, and nasty stuff. When these things collide either you get no reaction or a huge one it was very unpredictable. One thing that was being discovered was there may be a safer way through but the nebula had to be tracked. That was their mission.

As they first entered the nebula the hull quaked a bit but nothing that through off the dampeners that were working over time. Jax just hoped her talk with Ensign T'Rish would help on that front. Things seemed to be going very well until there was a large flash on the viewscreen straight ahead. So unknown nastiness had ignited and cause a pretty massive explosion in space. "Shockwave in bound." Exclaimed as her eyes adjusted to the bright flash. "Hang on trying to manevour us out of the path but this is a tight corridor. One wrong move and we could ignite the same explosion on our hull."

She stopped talking and started to slide her hands over the controls in her head she had a mental countdown till the wave's impact. The first maneuver moved them lower on the plan so the blast would be taken on the top of the ship that had plenty of plating. He next move didn't go well as the ship shook from her running into a dense electric field. Then the data she was getting from the lab showed her an area that was void of activity and was out of the way of the wave. Jax quickly slide her hands on the controls and made for that void hoping it would be stable enough for them to hide in till the wave passed. Once in the area and the wave had gone she turned to Tyler with a smile. "We are clear if emergency number 1."

When the call came from the CONN Tyler could not help but grip the armrests of his chair. It begins he thought. "Brace for impact..." Tyler commanded. However, the impact never came. It was more of a jolt and Tyler laughed audibly. "Great flying Jax, one down 6 million to go."

Larim couldnt help but chuckle as well. He decided to scan the heck out of the system at that point. Never hurts to be ready he thought to himself. Still, he wouldn't trade it for anything. "Shields holding." he said in response to the jolt. "No damage reported."

"Thank you, keep up the good work." Tyler said as he looked to the XO chair. It hit him like a ton of bricks. The sudden transfer of his friend and now the ship was left without an XO. The crew took it okay or at least that was they way it seemed. He gazed at the view screen as like many commanders on many battlefields before him, he waited for the dawn.

A Joint Post By

Commander Tyler Malbrooke
Commanding Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Larim Myles
Chief Security/Tactical Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Vaebn tr'Hwersuil
Chief Science Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Junior Grade Jacqueline Storm
Chief Flight Control Officer, USS Pioneer

Ensign T'Rish
Chief of Operations, USS Pioneer


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