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|Beyond the Horizon|
The Redeemer has been ordered by UF Starfleet Command to head back to the location where the USS Benton's crew was recovered to resume exploration of the sector.
During the mission, a large Y-class nebula is discovered along with a nearby M-class planet which had traces of intelligent life. It contains an unknown element which has been named Kalada by Lt Toshi after his Ocampan father. After gathering a small portion of the nebula, a loud crash is heard. Apparently a weird floating entity has formed from the gases. It changes colors periodically and rotates in a strange pattern.
One officer is suddenly knocked unconcious for an hour and wakes up unharmed. He says that the entity is a sentient life form and the nebula is an entire race that was attacked and put into the form of a gas by their enemy.
The goal of this mission is to attempt to restore their physical appearance and relocate them back to their planet.
SHIP MISSION LOG :: 021
USS REDEEMER - NCC-100753-A
Ship CO & Engineer: Lt. Chase Quinnell
Ship XO & Helm: Lt. Jg Michaels Toshi
Tact Ofcr: Lt. Jg Vinnie Lei
Medical Ofcr: Lt. Nailer Dagger
Science & Ops Ofcr: Lt. Jg Orion Pastorelli
Upon arriving in the uncharted region of space, the Redeemer launches their Delta Flyer class shuttle/runabout, the Galvant. After taking note of a once inhabited M-class planet, they take it to investigate a strange nebula containing tetryon flux and a never-before-seen element. Lt. (Jg) Michaels Toshi was the one who discovered the element, and thus was the one who had the priviledge of naming it-- Kalada after his Ocampan father.
A strange reaction caused some of the recovered Nebula gasses to form into a crystal form in the Galvant. Strangely, it affected Kaiden Ruxton, one of the engineers to go towards the entity and become unconcious. After about 30 minutes, he regained conciousness and said that the color-changing entity was sentient and had said their race was attacked and turned into a nebula by one of their powerful enemies.
They went back to the Redeemer to analyze the data recovered. After a good 2 hours, they take it back out to rescue these poor souls from their gaseous state. Two options were given--
Chase Quinnell: So.. Option A, where we make something up.. or Option B, where we invert the Transporter buffer to salvage a physical form?
They decide take chances with Option B. After compressing the gas cloud enough to fit into the Redeemer's water storage tanks, they begin implementing their plan. It turns out as a success, no one was killed in the process.
[13:41] Orion Pastorelli purses lips while taking note of the instrument readouts," all systems normal..."
[13:43] Chase Quinnell: Alright, prepare us for departure
[13:44] Chase Quinnell: Alright, open the shuttlebay doors.
[13:45] Chase Quinnell: Ahh, welcome aboard Mr. Dagger. You're just in time.
[13:46] Nailer Dagger: Why Thank you!
[13:46] Chase Quinnell: You're quite welcome.
[13:46] Chase Quinnell smiles
[13:46] michaels Toshi: no doubt you want to study the lifeform?
[13:47] Chase Quinnell: Michaels, take us steadily out of the shuttlebay.
[13:47] michaels Toshi: aye sir
[13:47] Chase Quinnell: I've erected a level 10 forcefield around the sentient life-form for transport.
[13:47] michaels Toshi pushes some buttons and the Galvant glides gently out of the bay
[13:48] michaels Toshi: we're clear of the bay sir
[13:51] Orion Pastorelli suddenly notices a blip on the scanners, "sir, detecting unsual energy patterns sir"
[13:52] Vinnie Lei Nothing on the scanners sir, only this round yellow thing eating white little... dots?
[13:52] Chase Quinnell: Alright, judging from these readings
[13:52] Chase Quinnell: We've got 2 possible solutions
[13:53] Chase Quinnell: One won't work; one will work.
[13:53] Chase Quinnell: But
[13:53] Nailer Dagger: hear it comes
[13:53] Chase Quinnell: If we pick the one that doesnt work, we risk killing the entire nebula of people.
[13:53] Chase Quinnell: And quite possibly ourselves.
[13:53] Nailer Dagger: not good
[13:53] michaels Toshi: oh....nice....
[13:53] Orion Pastorelli: no pressure or anything...
[13:53] Nailer Dagger: I vote on one that one
[13:54] Chase Quinnell: Our options are to come up with solution A, or try the transporter buffer inversion trick(Solution B)
[13:54] michaels Toshi: i'd suggest we try to find another plan
[13:54] michaels Toshi: i dont like transporters
[13:54] Nailer Dagger: Personaly B sounds doable if the buffers can handel the pattern overload
[13:54] Chase Quinnell: Our goal is to get these guys back in their natural physical form.
[13:55] Vinnie Lei Pick them up one by one then...
[13:55] Orion Pastorelli: transporter buffer inversion... intersting...
[13:56] Chase Quinnell: Any suggestions? My Engineering brain died off long ago
[13:56] Vinnie Lei I wasn't aware you ever had one, sir
[13:56] michaels Toshi looks at the seat chase is sitting in and giggles
[13:56] Nailer Dagger: I pronouced it I remeber the day well
[13:56] Chase Quinnell steals a glare at Vinnie. "I'm watching you."
[13:57] Vinnie Lei "I'll remember that when we got a Warbird on our behind"
[13:57] Orion Pastorelli: sir, I believe we are being hailed by the life forms, on screan?
[13:58] Chase Quinnell: Put it through.
[13:58] Nailer Dagger: Sir will these lifeforms fit in a topedo tube casing?
[13:58] michaels Toshi: a whole nebula?
[13:58] Orion Pastorelli sets up the comm link
[13:58] Chase Quinnell: I am not sure, it depends on their natural physical shape
[13:58] Orion Pastorelli: on screan now
[13:58] Chase Quinnell: Right now they are in the form of gas.
[13:59] Nailer Dagger: Perhaps we could use the ram scoop?
[13:59] Chase Quinnell: I am the captain of the USS Redeemer a Federation starship.
[14:00] Sentient Race from the Nebula: =^= ** progress report... =^=
[14:01] Orion Pastorelli: sir I belive the UT needs a ajusting
[14:01] Chase Quinnell: We are debating our course of action at the moment--
[14:01] michaels Toshi laughs a little at the language sound
[14:01] Orion Pastorelli makes the appropreate ajustments
[14:01] Nailer Dagger: let me I'm good at tweaking the gas out of things
[14:01] Chase Quinnell: It'd be interesting to find out if our UT can translate a nebula.
[14:02] Chase Quinnell blinks at Nailer
[14:02] Nailer Dagger: Well try that Orion?
[14:02] Sentient Race from the Nebula: =^= we require substance... solid form... progress report.....
[14:03] Chase Quinnell: We're trying, gasseous nebula... err.. I mean.. well... what's your race called?
[14:04] Beenobians: =^= beenobians
[14:05] Chase Quinnell: Alright, beenobians, we'll keep you all informed.
[14:05] Beenobians: =^= progress report!!!
[14:05] Chase Quinnell: We're working on it! Quinnell out.
[14:05] Orion Pastorelli cuts the channel
[14:06] Chase Quinnell: Alright, you heard the.. Beenobians. Let's get them back to their natural state.
[14:06] Chase Quinnell: So.. Option A, where we make something up.. or Option B, where we invert the Transporter buffer to salvage a physicial form?
[14:07] Nailer Dagger: B sounds good to me sir
[14:08] Orion Pastorelli: sir, I believe the answer to this puzzle is biological, rather than
physical... I dectecting trace enzime signaturse that could be required for them to obtain solid form naturaly
[14:08] michaels Toshi: well, i know they were producng Dilithium
[14:08] michaels Toshi: for whatever reason i dont know
[14:08] Chase Quinnell: Indeed, they were able to replicate Dilithium
[14:09] Orion Pastorelli: interesting, running cross analysis
[14:10] Orion Pastorelli: sir we have a problem
[14:11] Chase Quinnell: Report.
[14:11] Orion Pastorelli: detecting high velosity solor wind from the system's star... it could be a threat to the beenobians...
[14:12] Chase Quinnell: Hmm...
[14:12] Orion Pastorelli: sir the beenobians are hailing us again...
[14:12] Chase Quinnell: Let's try to work harder to get that gas back to their past form.
[14:12] Chase Quinnell: On screen.
[14:13] Orion Pastorelli puts it on screen
[14:13] Beenobians: =^= progress report!!! destruction approaches=^=
[14:14] Chase Quinnell: We're working on it
[14:14] michaels Toshi: well, we could always try the transporter but try and store their mental
patterns in the computer core, and then we can get their physical pattern from their mind
[14:14] Chase Quinnell: Michaels, you know how much memory that'd take up?
[14:15] michaels Toshi: the entire core
[14:15] Chase Quinnell: More than that
[14:15] michaels Toshi: dump all data to the redeemer main computer
[14:15] Chase Quinnell: More than even the Redeemer could handle.
[14:15] Orion Pastorelli blinks... "sir I believe Lt. toshi is on to somthing
[14:15] Nailer Dagger: big brains big clouds little mass much like some of the cadets I rember
from my academy days
[14:15] michaels Toshi: ok, the flyer AND the Redeemer
[14:16] Chase Quinnell: We're talking a race of over 10,000 intelligant life-forms.
[14:16] michaels Toshi: oh.....
[14:16] Orion Pastorelli: we could run a compression algorythem to midigate the numbers
[14:17] Orion Pastorelli: its a gas, gas is easy to compress
[14:17] Chase Quinnell: Hmm
[14:17] Chase Quinnell: Good point
[14:17] michaels Toshi: hey, good idea!
[14:17] Chase Quinnell: but Gas cant be put into a computer core
[14:17] Chase Quinnell: We'd need a space.
[14:17] Vinnie Lei The inside of your head would have enough room, sir
[14:18] Nailer Dagger: Sir the Redeemer's surplus water tanks
[14:18] Chase Quinnell: Hmm
[14:18] Nailer Dagger: they could hold a lot of gas under pressure
[14:18] Chase Quinnell: you got a point.
[14:19] Orion Pastorelli snaps his fingers and points to dr. dagger, he correct... that woulcwork
[14:19] Orion Pastorelli nods
[14:20] Nailer Dagger: well what about the tanks sir we could use the cargo transporters
[14:20] Chase Quinnell: Make it so!
[14:21] Nailer Dagger: and the ram scoops
[14:21] Nailer Dagger: begining gassy transfer
[14:22] Orion Pastorelli: sir I need to coordinate with Lt. Vinnie, but I think we could deliver the enzime in with in the context of a dilythiam matrix... prior to taking in the lifeforms into the transporter buffer
[14:22] michaels Toshi: make sure that gas doesnt leak out Nailer
[14:22] Orion Pastorelli: option b would then be converted to option a
[14:22] Chase Quinnell: Sounds like a plan
[14:23] Orion Pastorelli hands a PADD to lt. vinnie, "will this torupedo config work?"
[14:23] Vinnie Lei "If it won't, I'll eat the PADD"
[14:24] Nailer Dagger: The gas has been contaned sir engineering reports the corks are holding sir
[14:24] Orion Pastorelli nods, "understood sir"
[14:24] michaels Toshi: gassy storage integrity at 100%
[14:26] Orion Pastorelli looks at Vinnie waiting for his signal...
[14:27] Vinnie Lei gives a loud burp "Rrrrready, Mr Pastorelli"
[14:28] Nailer Dagger: standing by
[14:28] Orion Pastorelli smile akwardly, "thank you sir" looks at captian chase, "sir we are ready to go"
[14:30] Orion Pastorelli: sir, shall we proceed?
[14:32] Nailer Dagger: containment is failing sir..... we must proceed NOW!
[14:32] michaels Toshi: go ahead Orion
[14:32] michaels Toshi: proceed
[14:32] Orion Pastorelli impliments the plan!
[14:32] Chase Quinnell: Prepare for de-gassiation
[14:33] Nailer Dagger: opening the vaules wide sir
[14:33] Chase Quinnell: Explain!
[14:34] Nailer Dagger: corection sir we lose about 1000
[14:36] Nailer Dagger: sir tranmission comeing from the expelled could
[14:36] Orion Pastorelli composes himself....
[14:36] Chase Quinnell: On screen
[14:37] Beenobians: =^= thank you, we are releaved... we are solid again
[14:39] Orion Pastorelli: some of the beenobians have materialized in the shuttle bay, shall I beam the rest to the planet?
[14:39] Chase Quinnell: That is good to hear, Beenobians.
[14:39] Chase Quinnell: Make it so!
[14:40] Orion Pastorelli makes it so...
[14:41] Chase Quinnell: Close the channel
[14:41] Orion Pastorelli sir the remaining beenobians are safley on the surface...