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  Commander Kayshl Durandus, SD
USS Hermes Log, SD: 201705.23

USS Hermes Log, SD: 201705.23

[22:04:49]M-5:    =/\=  USS Hermes
[22:04:49]M-5:    =/\=  201705.23 2204:49 - Log Open - Room Logging in Progress
[22:04:49]M-5:    =/\=  MB: Mission Brief, SD 1705.23: "Et morietur omne" Part II at
[22:05:21]CmdrKayshlDurandus:      ATTENTION ON DECK
[22:05:34]Lila_Kirk:I can't believe how creal Steve Moffet can be in his final writings.
[22:06:42]--:General_Nihilus (Mibbit@mib-43E0421F.**) joins #USS_Hermes
[22:06:53]CmdrKayshlDurandus:So. for the sake of time I'll keep things straight to the point. Have we read the brief?
[22:07:06]Dr_Swift:Yes ma'am
[22:07:06]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:Aye ma'am
[22:07:24]Ens_RunningWaters:Aye sir
[22:09:01]CmdrKayshlDurandus:So we will be starting out in the transporter rooms ready to beam out after we have assigned teams. Any questions?
[22:09:28]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:Commander PM
[22:09:45]Dr_Swift:None from me.
[22:09:47]Ens_RunningWaters:no questions
[22:10:09]General_Nihilus:Let's start this.
[22:10:27]General_Nihilus:I've had enough with these foolish games.
[22:10:51]CmdrKayshlDurandus:=/\=       B · E · G · I · N     S · I · M        =/\=
[22:12:04]CmdrKayshlDurandus:::stands near the transporter console looking at the crew:: So, all of you are armed and equipt with the modifications the science team prepared
[22:12:57]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:::in transporter room fidgeting with her new suit for the away mission, hoping her ratios were correct and everything works as planned::\
[22:12:59]Lila_Kirk:::walks into the transporter room::
[22:13:09]CmdrKayshlDurandus:::looks around at them, sensing if any of them are nervous or doubtful:: I will be commanding team alpha. Dr Swift will be commanding team beta.
[22:13:31]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:;;gets a bolt  of the coverall material  and wraps it around her as best she can as a makeshift defense while holding  huge satchels of bait  pellets and  tranq darts  in some bandoliers with an "elephant gun" to throw them;;;;
[22:13:54]Dr_Swift:::Leonard looked once again at the registry in his hand.:: Yes ma'am.
[22:13:58]CmdrKayshlDurandus:Ryan, Grimsdottir, you're with Swift. Lila, Kiki you're with me
[22:14:34]Ens_RunningWaters:;;gets  into her coverall and helps with the bait pellets and tranq darts;; where  do you want me?
[22:14:36]FtLt_JanaGrimsdottir:::Nods, and joins Swift's group::
[22:14:37]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:::nods in acknowledgement::
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[22:15:14]Dr_Swift:Try not to get too hurt. My field pack only has so much. ::He grinned::
[22:15:17]CmdrKayshlDurandus:::turns to the OETC:: Send us to the rendezvous point the Turians sent. ::looks back at them::
[22:15:55]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:::snorts:: I'll try not to lose anymore limbs.
[22:15:58]CmdrKayshlDurandus:OETC> Already entered, Commander. We're ready to go! Just say the word and I'll beam you down their so fast the Turians will do a double-take.
[22:16:07]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:;;gets  on the transporter pad and pulls her tail in tight to  her;;
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[22:16:14]Dr_Swift:Aye, you're liable to cause interference in the holodeck with any more metal attached to ya.
[22:16:37]Dr_Swift:::He looked at Kat approvingly. At least she was taking it in stride.::
[22:16:52]CmdrKayshlDurandus:::sighs at the OETCs inappropriate use of humor for the situation:: Everyone ready? ::walks up to the transporter pad, looking professional::
[22:17:30]Dr_Swift:She's on my roster.
[22:17:31]Lila_Kirk:::steps onto the tp::
[22:17:32]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:Your face looks like it's healed up well. I'll try not to damage it again. ::smiles::
[22:17:34]FtLt_JanaGrimsdottir:::Says nothing. She checks her weapon, an assault rifle, before relaxing her stance in preparation for beamount::
[22:17:51]Dr_Swift:Ensign RunningWaters, you're with me.
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[22:18:03]Ens_RunningWaters:yes Grandfather
[22:18:19]--:CaptDXiaoyen (Mibbit@mib-574FFF43.**) joins #USS_Hermes
[22:18:26]Ens_RunningWaters:;;goes over to the TP beside him;;
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[22:19:03]Dr_Swift:Alright. Everyone, listen up. You all know what we're here for. If there's no questions, I'll give the command to beam us down.
[22:19:36]Ens_RunningWaters:Let's  do it
[22:20:14]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:;;grabs a  few  more weapons and nods her readiness;;
[22:20:16]CmdrKayshlDurandus:=/\=      ACTION:  The crew beams down. The planet is dark and hot. Sand blows across their faces as they stand in a freakish silence. Not even the scurrying of bugs or chirping birds can be heard. Just the wind and silence.      =/\=
[22:20:43]FtLt_JanaGrimsdottir:::Looks around, squinting through the dust::
[22:20:44]Dr_Swift:::He sniffs the air and shudders.:: Ooof... I swear it smells even less than last time...
[22:20:59]CmdrKayshlDurandus:=/\=      ACTION:  The Turian away team is already there. Scientist Vetra Nix and General Nihilus approaches them      =/\=
[22:21:09]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:;;moves the  fabric to act as a windscarf;;
[22:21:18]General_Nihilus:A *cancer*, is what this is.
[22:21:41]Ens_RunningWaters:;;also adjusts her  coverall;;
[22:21:43]General_Nihilus:Devastation wrought by a scourge upon this world and others like it.
[22:22:05]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:::checks weapons, all is in order::
[22:22:13]General_Nihilus:::The mandibles at his mouth twitch as he speaks.::
[22:22:45]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:Then, sir, we had best get to dealing with them.
[22:22:58]Dr_Swift:::The Wolfen shifted the wight of his field medical pack, escuring it a little more tightly to his self, and he rests his hand on his phaser as if to make sure it was still there.:
[22:23:01]Lila_Kirk:These condition remind of my cadet years I was first at a Distress signal on Mars.
[22:23:06]Vetra_Nix:::walks next to the creature she now knows as Kiki::
[22:23:34]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:;;smiles to  her  fellow scientist;;
[22:24:10]Ens_RunningWaters:;;is watching for any incoming rush of the Caedem;;
[22:24:19]General_Nihilus:::Looks up to the sky::
[22:24:55]General_Nihilus:The smell of death is fresh.
[22:25:29]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:Should we start setting up some traps?
[22:25:41]Dr_Swift:::The Wolfen approached the General, and nodded in greeting.:: General.
[22:25:44]CmdrKayshlDurandus:Ok. Lets move out. ::turns to the Turians:: Vetra, if you'd join Swift and Kat on team beta. General, if you'd join me.
[22:26:04]General_Nihilus:::Nods:: Very well.
[22:26:10]Dr_Swift:::Leonard looked to the other Turian mentioned.:: Vetra, is it? Pleasure.
[22:26:14]FtLt_JanaGrimsdottir:What happened to the 'net' plan?
[22:26:18]Ens_RunningWaters:;;nods and starts getting the net and bait stations ready;;
[22:26:51]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:We have that as well, but we developed a few other ideas as well.
[22:26:59]General_Nihilus:::Follows Durandus, a good foot and a half taller than her::
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[22:27:25]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:;;Also spreading out bait stations and helping with the net;;
[22:27:31]Vetra_Nix:::nods at the Commander:: We've detected a collection of Caedem somewhere in the northeast sector and another to the west.
[22:27:36]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:We have "food" that is laced with the ratios of elements that we believe make them dormant.
[22:28:12]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:The idea is to lure them into 2 areas with the food, then at the appropriate time, we will activate the net.
[22:28:22]FtLt_JanaGrimsdottir:::Starts pacing, her finger straight beside the trigger of her weapon. She moves slowly past Swift.:: I'll keep any eye out.
[22:28:29]FtLt_JanaGrimsdottir:((*an eye))
[22:28:31]Dr_Swift:Split directions. Wonderful.
[22:28:54]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:Be careful Lieutenant
[22:29:00]Dr_Swift:::He nodded to Jana.:: Very good.
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[22:29:18]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:::begins setting the bait stations for her team::
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[22:29:40]Ens_RunningWaters:;;starts watching the  other direction that the Cadem were found in;;
[22:29:48]Dr_Swift:So, Vetra. I'm afraid I didn't catch the part of how lon you've been trying to deal with this containment, or how it began even?
[22:30:22]Lila_Kirk:::to Kay:: maybe we'll catch who destroyed Mars and the Conely we still had their.
[22:30:28]General_Nihilus:::After Nix speaks:: Our ship is prepared to perform several surgical strikes on multiple caverns we've identified. ::Holds his forearm out. A holographic interface comes to life::
[22:30:47]General_Nihilus:We *are* in a position to destroy the scourge once and for all.
[22:31:20]General_Nihilus:::Glaring at Nix:: Though 'some' of us have developed a sick compassion for these perversions
[22:31:52]--:FstLtJethroMacIntyre (Mibbit@mib-BC31BF2D.**) quits (Quit: ajax IRC Client)
[22:32:02]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:and  some might  just be in love with the idea of Annhilation
[22:32:44]Dr_Swift:With due respect General, I'd like to request we hold off on the surgical strikes just yet.
[22:33:05]General_Nihilus:::Incredulously:: Do you think me *suicidal*/!
[22:33:14]General_Nihilus:::Incredulously:: Do you think me *suicidal*?!
[22:33:19]General_Nihilus:((second one))
[22:33:35]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:no just overzealous
[22:33:50]Dr_Swift:Well, we are on a planet wraught with a lifeform bent on converting all organic matter including us into it's own regime.
[22:34:04]General_Nihilus:::Pointing:: We will see when your entrails are being pulled from your throat.
[22:34:25]Ens_RunningWaters:;;keeps on watch;; I think I'm hearing  something
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[22:34:52]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:Me too;; raises  her tranq  gun;;
[22:34:54]--:Vetra_Nix (Mibbit@8F0828BC.8071F316.10BB2CD5.IP) quits (Quit: ajax IRC Client)
[22:34:55]Dr_Swift:[[One sec,guys]]
[22:35:08]Dr_Swift:[[oop, yeah. The commander is having some tech issues right now]]
[22:37:15]Dr_Swift:[[Not sure exactly what's up, but if she's not back in 10 minutes, we may have to postpone. She has the story right now, and I can't really run this forward without that.]]
[22:38:37]Lila_Kirk:((Testing 1123581321))
[22:38:46]FtLt_JanaGrimsdottir:((Pass, you good))
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[22:41:02]Dr_Swift:[[It sounds like it's something that's not going to be all that short term, by the sounds of it. I'll go ahead and wrap this up then]]
[22:41:52]Dr_Swift:Entrails, General? We'll see. In either case, we all have a job to do.
[22:41:57]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:We'll set the station up here. The projectors for the nets will need to be set at equal distances around at a 5 meter radius.
[22:42:39]Dr_Swift:Good. Get the station going as quickly as possible. Once we get those up and going, we can proceed to next phase.
[22:43:33]General_Nihilus:Which... is?
[22:43:44]Ens_RunningWaters:;;keeps watching for any incoming Caedem;;
[22:44:49]Dr_Swift:These traps can lure them here. If they prove to do not enough, we might have to be a little more drastic. Do you have the maps for those caves handy?
[22:44:50]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:;helps get the net projectors into  place while still handling the tranq gun. Having four arms helped out at times;;
[22:45:02]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:If we're correct, they will be drawn to the food, ingest the food and poison, we will capture them in the nets. The mineral ratios in the poison and particles in the nets will tranquilize them. Any that come after the nets are release, we will need to take down with the tranquilizer guns.
[22:46:02]Dr_Swift:=/\= ACTION: With all the teams working, it wouldn't take terribly long for the nets to be established and ready. The bait was kept in airtight containers, ready to be dispatched on a command's notice. =/\=
[22:46:03]General_Nihilus:::Brings up his holographic terminal and swipes up. Through the magic of weak writing and time constraints, the file formats are compatible between turian and Starfleet. Swift's tricorder beeps::
[22:46:17]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:Luckily we have about 50k darts to use on them and  I have ALICE making up more if need be
[22:47:04]Dr_Swift:::Leonard looks down at the tricorder.:: Ah good, thank you. Alright. Everyone standby.
[22:47:17]Dr_Swift:Ready your weapons.
[22:47:23]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:::finishes up with the last of the projectors::
[22:47:34]FtLt_JanaGrimsdottir:::Gets into position::
[22:47:50]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:;;gets  a  tranq bandolier ready to feed into her  elephant gun;;
[22:47:51]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:::pulls weapon off back::
[22:47:58]General_Nihilus:::Looks on, grimly, contemplating a trip back to his command ship when these people fail::
[22:48:09]Ens_RunningWaters:;;has  her weapons ready as well
[22:48:36]Dr_Swift:Deploy containers.
[22:49:06]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:::deploys container::
[22:49:07]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:;;opens the containers in the  center of the  net area;;
[22:49:43]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:::watches the horizons for the Caedem::
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[22:49:57]FtLt_JanaGrimsdottir:::Sees the containers open from the corner of her eye::
[22:50:15]Ens_RunningWaters:;;continues watching for incoming;;
[22:50:54]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:;;hops out of the way and gets  into  position as well;;
[22:51:18]Lila_Kirk:::works to help::
[22:51:24]Dr_Swift:=/\= ACTION: The nets are filled, all of which have the containers within. Each opens, setting the bait. As if an omen, the wind begins to pick up, howling over the horizon. =/\=
[22:51:33]Dr_Swift:=/\= ACTION: END SIM =/\=
[22:52:27]Dr_Swift:Because I don't know the command for it. I'm going to call it early here, because I don't know yet what Commander Durandus has in mind just yet, and this seemed like a pretty good place to call it.
[22:52:59]Dr_Swift:So! Seems like things are growing a little ominous!
[22:53:06]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:( WB Tanok)
[22:53:21]Dr_Swift:Dark winds over the horizon, playing the waiting game for something that could potentially kill us all!
[22:53:53]Dr_Swift:Time between sims is going to be very little, half hour at the most, if any.
[22:54:06]Dr_Swift:Any questions, before we depart?
[22:54:25]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:Next sim will pick up right after, I assume?
[22:54:45]Ens_Katrista_Ryan:sorry, missed that line
[22:54:51]Dr_Swift:Pretty much. Either immediately, or in 30 minutes after this point. Depends on logs.
[22:55:13]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:is there any extra cover in the area that we can utilize?
[22:55:21]FtLt_JanaGrimsdottir:Great question.
[22:55:50]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:that  don't have Caedem  in them?
[22:56:04]Dr_Swift:It'll be minimal. Far as I can tell, this planet is pretty barren. at best, rocky overhangs. I might not recommend caves though. =P
[22:56:57]Dr_Swift:Tanok, did you still have a question?
[22:57:08]FstLt_Tanok:Yes, sorry, a moment please
[22:57:14]Dr_Swift:Of course.
[22:57:53]FstLt_Tanok:Ok, my apologies.
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[22:58:02]FstLt_Tanok:::Steps forward:::
[22:58:30]FstLt_Tanok:Ladies and gentlemen, first let me say that I am glad you are all still participating in the Sim and continuing to tell the stories of the USS Hermes.
[22:58:51]FstLt_Tanok:You all write excellently, and I still read the emails that come through the line. I am very impressed.
[22:59:07]FstLt_Tanok:Tonight, unfortunately, I come with unfortunate news.
[22:59:44]FstLt_Tanok:As I'm sure you are all aware, the Captain has been missing from the Sim for some time now with little explanation as to his departure.
[23:00:48]FstLt_Tanok:Last week, I received a letter from him in the mail. And he asked that I deliver it to both the High Command and you his crew. To those who are not here, either they can read the log or they can contact me with questions.
[23:01:12]FstLt_Tanok:I ask that you please hold any questions to the end, and I will try to answer them as best I can. So, unfortunately, here it goes...
[23:01:40]FstLt_Tanok:"To my shipmates of the USS Hermes;"
[23:01:54]FstLt_Tanok:It is with great regret that I send you this letter, and that it must reach you in this fashion. An emergency situation has arisen in my life. Due to the sensitive nature of this emergency I cannot discuss any details.
[23:02:21]FstLt_Tanok:"But know that I am in good health, ad that I am not in any life-threatening danger. That being said, this matter requires 100% of my time and attention, and I cannot say with certainty when, or even if, I'll be back."
[23:03:22]FstLt_Tanok:"As a result, I've decided it's time to announce my retirement from the USF. I know this will be a shock to many of you. "
[23:04:19]FstLt_Tanok:"The USF has been my home for twenty years I consider many of you to be my closest friends, and the Hermes something like a second family. Please know that I would not give up something so precious to me unless I had no other choice."
[23:04:54]FstLt_Tanok:"The hard truth I this: no Captain was ever mean to command forever. Sooner or later, for one reason or another this day was always going to come. But fear not, my fellow simmers. A great Captain is not determined by the stories he writes, but by all the simmers behind him giving those stories life. "
[23:05:15]FstLt_Tanok:"I truly believe that the USS Hermes has some of the best writers in the fleet, with an awesome XO to back me up. You guys don't need me to write awesome stories. The Hermes ran for over a decade under many other captains before I came along and I expect it will continue running long after I am gone. This is the way of simming."
[23:06:00]FstLt_Tanok:"I hereby give commander Durandus my full endorsement to replace me as Captain of the USS Hermes. To her, I say that you don't have to do this alone. Rely on your crew and shipmates, and week by week you'll make it through and make the Hermes your own."
[23:06:24]FstLt_Tanok:"As for the rest of you, it has truly been an honor and a priviledge to serve with each and every one of you."
[23:06:43]FstLt_Tanok:"Sincerely, Commander Jerrid Billings. Retired."
[23:07:03]FstLt_Tanok:And with that, I open the floor to any questions I can try to answer.
[23:07:31]Dr_Swift:Not going to lie... I'm rather speechless.
[23:07:53]FtLt_JanaGrimsdottir:At least he's in good health.
[23:07:57]FstLt_Tanok:If you would like to contact him, you can write letters that I can forward on to him.
[23:08:26]FstLt_Tanok:Responses would come slowly, but I would deliver them to you personally via email.
[23:08:34]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:your address?
[23:09:01]Lila_Kirk:I'll miss him.
[23:09:04]FstLt_Tanok:You can email them to me to make sure I can read them clearly and not misinterpret the message. My email should be in the string.
[23:09:26]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:you're  not the  only one Lika
[23:10:07]FstLt_Tanok:It hurts my heart greatly that this happened, as I know the Captain personally and know how much this meant to him. Again, this decision did not come lightly at all.
[23:10:45]LtJg_Kiki_Zomaii:Amen there
[23:10:58]FstLt_Tanok:Are there any other questions I can try to answer?
[23:11:21]Dr_Swift:Before you do, if I may have a moment?
[23:11:38]Ens_RunningWaters:Is there any way we can help him IRL?
[23:12:17]Dr_Swift:For right now, I'm going to attempt to end sim or pause sim or something to at least stop chat logging. If there are no further questions pertaining to the plot tonight or next week, you are all DISMISSED
[23:12:34]Dr_Swift:!end sim
[23:12:39]Dr_Swift:!sim off
[23:12:39]M-5:    =/\=   USS Hermes - 201705.23 2312:39
[23:12:39]M-5:    =/\=   Log  Closed

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