Updated: Mar 18
The lost Human colony world - Forged Earth - is celebrating their most important annual holiday: Landing Day in commemoration of the colonies founding by their ancestors 'the First', and have invited Starfleet to attend. The invitation also requested not simply the presence, but participation of the Valley Forge in their grand ceremony...
EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:23 Yoona enters carrying a rather large stack of PADDs trying to reach the nearest table before she falls over CastLast Wednesday at 04:26 Zee was sat at a table nearby with some medical texts when suddenly it starts raining PADDs down on top of her, she rubs her antennae and frowns lightly as one bonks her on the head "Hm.. might need to get the environmental controls looked at.. that hurt" EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:27 "Whoops sorry Commander, you know me just very clumsy." CastLast Wednesday at 04:28 She spins around in her seat "That was an awful lot of PADDs, got a lot going on?" EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:30 "Eunha is giving me a trail run of what it's like to be in charge, I think she's going to recommend I replace her when she goes on maternity leave. Which I suppose will be fun." CastLast Wednesday at 04:32 "Ooh, I'd suggest you get yourself a little basket or something then.. always makes carrying around so many command PADDs at once far easier" she smiles "And stylish" EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:34 "Oh no baskests are not really my style, plus i'm hoping some lovely gentleman will see me struggling with the PADDs and offer to help me and then sweep me off my feet." laughs CastLast Wednesday at 04:36 She snickers "On the Valley Forge? You're certainly asking a lot. Maybe a lovely woman instead?" EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:36 "As nice as that would be I prefer men personally." CastLast Wednesday at 04:38 "Well hopefully they don't leave you struggling for too long then" she nods and leans down, running her hand lightly across the floor to try and help find PADDs EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:39 Yoona has luckily been able to pick them all up already "Oh don't worry Commander I got it." CastLast Wednesday at 04:40 "Ah, you're fast" EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:41 Laughs "I know special skill of mine." CastLast Wednesday at 04:42 Zee gestures to the table "Would you like to join me? I was just brushing up on some medical knowledge" EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:43 "Medical knowledge? Thinking of changing career path, I remember you doing the same with counselling." In the background officers go about everywhere on one notable table hosts T'Quila,Malcom and Vrolmacht socializing together CastLast Wednesday at 04:46 "Oh, well. I've been wearing blue for a little while now, I finally grew out of my rebellious teen phase" EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:47 Only just notices "Oh wow I must not be keeping up with things." CastLast Wednesday at 04:51 "That must mean I have the right uniform on then!" EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:53 laughs "So are you switching altogether or are you remaining XO?" LTjg Muirgen FInneyLast Wednesday at 04:53 Muirgen walks into the lounge, apparently barely awake. Her hair's within regs, barely; there are several strands jutting out at odd angles. With half-closed eyes, she walks to the replicator. "Coffee. Black. Strong," she orders, the coffee coming out steaming. She takes the mug, just as it's done materializing, and downs the whole thing. Muirgen replaces the mug, then repeats her order. "Coffee. Black. Strong." Her voice is a bit clearer. She takes the mug out, then makes another order. "Oatmeal. Raisins. Brown sugar."* She takes the bowl of oatmeal in her free hand and finds a random table in the lounge. CastLast Wednesday at 04:53 "I suppose that depends on if the Captain would want to keep me as the XO or not" EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:55 "She loves you so i'm sure she will." CastLast Wednesday at 04:56 Zee grins and wiggles in her seat slightly in ways of a reply EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:57 "It's true." T'Quila waves over at Muirgen CastLast Wednesday at 04:58 "I think she likes all her crew though, but it's nice to hear" LTjg Muirgen FInneyLast Wednesday at 04:59 Muirgen waves back, smiling slightly. She tucks into her oatmeal, mming softly. EunhaLast Wednesday at 04:59 "I am a people pleaser what can I say." CrystylLast Wednesday at 05:01 approaching the table with T'Quila & co. Muirgen would pick up on the trail of a conversation: CastLast Wednesday at 05:02 "You're going to do Eunha proud I'm sure" CrystylLast Wednesday at 05:02 Malcolm: "Soo Tee, I saw Mia's latest bubble-bulletin; gonna take her up on that challenge... without pouting when she beats you this time?" He laughs teasingly (Ref. https://argo.enjin.com/forum/m/6618775/viewthread/31797321-uss-valley-forge-internal-comms/post/136991126#p136991126 ) 38th Fleet 'Argo' USS Valley Forge Internal Comms. Argo is a medium roleplaying guild on Star Trek Online. EunhaLast Wednesday at 05:03 "Oh I know." LTjg Muirgen FInneyLast Wednesday at 05:04 Muirgen sits down with the others. She smooths back her hair, tucking any errant strands in. Smiling, she asks, "So, how's everyone doing...uh." She blinks. "Tonight? This morning?..." She sighs. "At this moment." CastLast Wednesday at 05:06 Zee gestures to the PADDs "Anything I can help you with there?" EunhaLast Wednesday at 05:06 "Oh no it's fine, just some boring old reading." CastLast Wednesday at 05:08 "Ah, starting you off with the least exciting things then" EunhaLast Wednesday at 05:09 "This is just my normal stuff right now." CrystylLast Wednesday at 05:10 T'Quila resists pouting, "I believe this is nothing more than a juvenile attempt on her behalf to goad me into another match. We shall see..." she looks up to Muirs arrival, "Good day, lieutenant" CastLast Wednesday at 05:11 "Oh aren't I putting my foot in it" she chuckles CrystylLast Wednesday at 05:11 Malcolm snaps his fingers, "Catch all greeting right there! Still adaptimg to ship are we?" He smiles, pulling out a chair for her EunhaLast Wednesday at 05:17 "Not at all." EunhaLast Wednesday at 06:22 Kazra now enters with a smirk on her face heading for the bar EunhaLast Wednesday at 21:07 Kazra heads over to the table with the junior officers EcosseLast Wednesday at 21:10 Kiera enters the lounge her PADD in one hand and a flask in the other as she talks to her self under her breath seemingly in an argument with her self while she walks over to get a refill for her flask CrystylToday at 01:38 Vrolmacht dives a disgusted grunt at the sight of Muir's breakfast, "And Humans have the gall to turn their noses as a bowl of gagh..." looking up to Kazra's approach, Commander" he greets rigidly EcosseToday at 01:42 After getting her flask refilled she heads over towards the table with the junior officers as well EunhaToday at 01:49 Kazra: "Hello one and all good to see you." LTjg Muirgen FInneyToday at 02:57 Muirgen laughs at Vrolmacht. "I prefer my food to not be moving on their own, thank you very much." CrystylToday at 03:48 T'Quila shuffles around to even the space and make room for Keira, "I have never understood the Human fascination with making meals into social events..." EcosseToday at 03:50 Kiera nods in thanks as sits down while she seems to be trying to fight her own head to keep her gaze away from Vrolmacht "Thanks, and it is what it is...it offers a chance to talk to others while not working and a chance to relax." CrystylToday at 03:53 "Yeah, lighten up Tee!" Malcolm teases, "The Captain is proof that you /do/ possess emotions, and can even be good fun! We'll get a smile out of you yet. Challenge is to get it before you snag an officers commission!" Tee quirks a brow, "I find that highly unlikely..." taking a small bite of her salad EcosseToday at 04:10 Shakes her head slightly at the teasing, a small grin on her face as she takes a sip from her flask before she grimaces as she does so CrystylToday at 21:52 <c: pa> "Attention all hands; we are on final approach to Forged Earth. All personnel report to stations. Those taking shore leave or attending the celebrations in the captial please report to the transporter rooms" ---------------- Keelah@crystyll FX | Starfleet representatives from across the board are gathered at the grand hall of Forged Earth's capital for their Landing Day celebration Keelah@crystyll FX | The hall is awash with local dignitarie, Starfleet, Federation & allied guests. With all the non-natives being treated like guests of honour Keelah@crystyll FX | There is a vibrant atmosphere about the place. Outside the large bay windows is a view spanning much of the city with their 'Grand Cathedral' rising proudly above the rest in the middle Keelah@crystyll stands with a glass of champagne in her hand and T'Pia at her side as they chat with some of the local Councillors Sam@drcrippler admires the Cathedral from afar Keelah@crystyll FX | Many more VF crew members are already present as well, all mingling with the various guests Keliaya@anncarise holds a cocktail glass in hand as she chats with Forged Earth's Minister of Transportation and a distinguished local engineer. Alistair Nimitz@natthaan helps himself to a cocktail drink as he walks around, stopping over to talk with any military officers he sees. Keelah@crystyll FX | There are numerous high ranking uniforms present from the local FEPD. Jenni is also here from the VF, conversing with some of them and relaying tales of her time with the VF so far Keelah@crystyll FX | In fact, Jenni seems to be warranting a lot of attention from her FEPD piers Sam@drcrippler falls in behind his wife and daughter, giving the former a kiss as he arrives Keelah@crystyll FX | A band plays on the raised podium at one end of the room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn3aw90frY0 Keelah@crystyll turns with a broad smile returnin the kiss, "Sam, you made it!" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan steps up towards one of the high ranking officers "Good evening, I am Captain Alistair Nimitz of the USS Akagi." Sam@drcrippler: "This was on the way to the Nelaraan system, and the Endeavour's still reeling from her tractor blow out," he smiles Keelah@crystyll rolls her eyes, "Are you breaking that poor ship of yours again?" she tuts with a smirk Keelah@crystyll: TP | Hugs Sam, "I'm so glad you could come dad!" Sam@drcrippler wraps his arms around her shoulders, and gives T'Pia a high five. "I blame the Engineers at K-7," Keliaya@anncarise | A man seeming to be in his 50s turns to Nimitz, "Colonel James C. Hanks, Forged Earth Planetary Defence. Good evening to you too, sir." Sam@drcrippler: "Evidently, they're not as good as my engineers here," he smiles at the pair Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "If I may ask...you're named for Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, aren't you?" Keelah@crystyll chuckles, turning back to the Councillor, "Councillor Thomas, allow me to introduce my husband; Captain Samuel Bishop of the USS Endeavour" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan takes a sip of his drink "Yes and no, my birthname is not Nimitz, but it was a nickname that I earned during my time in Starfleet Academy, after I graduated, I made it my legal name." Sam@drcrippler holds out his hand. "A pleasure Councillor," Keelah@crystyll Thomas | beams, giving a firm handshake, "The Endeavour you say, I must say it is heartwarming to see Starfleet continuing so many fine naval heritages" Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "Well, it's nice to see the good admiral's known amongst aliens now too." Sam@drcrippler: "Ah, the Endeavour has a fine history. You left after..." he glances at Keelah. "It must have been before NX-06, so you know about the Space Shuttle Endeavour?" Keelah@crystyll FX | Waiting staff periodically encircle the room with trays full of champagne glasses Alistair Nimitz@natthaan nods "Well, given the role Earth plays in the Federation, it's hard to not take an intrest in her history." Keliaya@anncarise | Jenni: "Earth is apparently a founding member of the Federation! And Starfleet's primary command centre is located on Earth too." Keelah@crystyll Thoms | Yes, the First left Old Earth in the early years after First Contact with the hopgobli-... *ahem* Vulcans. Apologies, Captain. Old habits..." Keelah@crystyll smiles diplomatically, "None taken Councillor" Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "Good to know we're not the only ones from Earth who's managed to make a sustainable life for ourselves." Sam@drcrippler 's grip around Keelah tightens very subtly, and she can feel him bracing slightly. His own smile does not waver. "Ah, there have been many fine ships after that," Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "Say, you wouldn't be one of those Vulcanians our ancestors made contact with, would you?" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan takes a sip of his drink "I am not a Vulcan... at least not exactly, I am a Romulan, two thousand years ago my ancestors had an exodus from Vulcan and became our own interstellar Empire." Keelah@crystyll | Thomas: "So, Captain's you are married? And your daughter... has a Human father? Wow..." Keliaya@anncarise | The Colonel takes a sip from his glass and nods, "Can't say I've heard of you before, but I can definitely see the resemblence." Alistair Nimitz@natthaan nods "Offically, first contact between Romulans and the Humans wasn't until 2152, it was not peaceful. By 2156 our people were at war, billions died on both sides and the Federation was born Sam@drcrippler: "That is correct," he says, taking one arm from around Keelah's shoulders and placing it on T'Pia, bringing her closer to the pair Keelah@crystyll | Thomas: looks to TP, "I mean no disrespect of course, you strike me as a fine young lady indeed. I simply had not considered before; the whole interspecies relations thing" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: because of that. It was another one hundred and ten years until the Federation discovered that we looked like Vulcans." Sam@drcrippler is close to not snapping "well you'd better consider it, and consider it fast, kiddo," Keelah@crystyll TP | Smiles, shying away just a tad, drawing a warm squeeze of Keelah's hug Josh T. Ryker@jwp1fsl would walk into the room, greeting the diplomats and fellow captains nd officers. Sam@drcrippler: "Ahem," Sam smiles. "Well, I was just admiring your cathedral," he says Josh T. Ryker@jwp1fsl: Ladies, Gentleman. Josh T. Ryker@jwp1fsl: Excuse me for being late. Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "If your people attacked ours...did you end up joining the Federation later, or you not a follower of this interstellar Empire of your people?" Keelah@crystyll | Councillor Thomas looks over, now recognizing Starfleet Captain's uniform, "Aah, I see another fine commanding officer has joined us! Welcome, Captain, Welcome!" he smiles to Josh Josh T. Ryker@jwp1fsl he nods to Thomas with a smile. "Thank you, Captain Everett, USS Everest." Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "The Romulan Star Empire died about thirty three years ago when a star went supernova and destoryed our homeworld, I was a refugee that found a new life in Starfleet." Keelah@crystyll leans into Sam, sipping her champagne, "You know, apparently it is built around the original colony ship which brought them here. We should try and visit there while we're here" Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "Wow. Sounds like a dangerous galaxy out there." Keelah@crystyll FX | The Councillor doubletakes, briefly wondering if he heard correctly that the Captain and ship share a name, "Everest you say, that is a name from old Earth too is it not?" Sam@drcrippler: "That's not a bad shout," he nods, flexing his archaeological brain. "It does look rather spectacular, though... why a cathedral?" he muses Keliaya@anncarise | Jenni: "But also filled with many curious and wonderful things!" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan nods "Yes it is.. on both counts." Josh T. Ryker@jwp1fsl he nods a fewtimes saying in reply. "Yes, from Mount Everest, the highest peaked mountain to date back in the 20th century." Josh T. Ryker@jwp1fsl can tell Joshua had a smile talking about his vessel, given this was his frirst command and had been liking it. Keelah@crystyll | Thomas: "Fascinating indeed! I must say" he looks around them all, "It is rather a pleasant surprise to see so many Starfleet vessels carrying old Earth heritage. Why, after we first met you + Keelah@crystyll: + Captain Keelah, we imagined most Earth ships now having names we could not even pronounce!" he laughs Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "Looks like they got one hell of a complicated political system going too. Lieutenant, you said this Federation consists of a hundred different races, didn't you?" Keliaya@anncarise | Jenni: "I can't even count! I'm running into new aliens every day! Some of them aren't in the Federation, others are..." Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "Hundreds of races, thousands of habitable planets and systems, and hundreds of trillions civilians." Sam@drcrippler: "One must not forget about heritage. Plus, it has been a tradition for many years," Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "That's not even counting the newly formed Grand Alliance." Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "Does that span the whole galaxy or something?" Josh T. Ryker@jwp1fsl nos in agreement with Captain Bishop. "As evident dating back to world war two, the USS Enterprise had it's start there as a air craft carrier. Before it bacme Picard's flagship." Keelah@crystyll | Thomas: "And a fine one to uphold indeed! Honouring our ancestry is the most cherished privilege of all Forged you know" he states proudly Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "More or less. We have alliance members in all four quadrents of the Galaxy." Keelah@crystyll: "A pride well justified, Councillor" she smiles, "Just looking out there at all you have achieved in your isolation is testament to your people's resolve" Sam@drcrippler fidgets at Josh's inaccurate statement, but says nothing Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "And I thought we've come pretty far from Earth..." Sam@drcrippler also looks at Keelah and rolls his eyes Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "Well.. Earth today is the Capital planet of the Federation, I don't think your anestors would recongize it." Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "The Lieutenant here says the Federation's mostly peaceful, but you said it formed out of a war with your people?" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan nods "That is right, the full history is a long story, but the Federation started as a Coalition of Planets to keep peace between three species that had been at war for almost a hundred years, Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: the Vulcans, The Andorians, and the Tellirates." Keelah@crystyll gives Sam a 'what?' look of slightly raised brows Sam@drcrippler chuckles and kisses her lightly, but doesn't say anyhting Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "Where does humans fit into that?" Keelah@crystyll Thomas | smiles broadly, bowing his head to Keelah, "Such kind words from the guest of honour" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "The Humans were the only ones to get them to stop shooting each other and sit down to talk." Keelah@crystyll FX | In addition to the formal reception here, celebrations can be seen and heard from the streets below like it's new years eve Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "In the middle of the 2150s, my people had developed a warship that was attacking Andorian, and Tellarite ships, using holoemitters to make them think the other side was attacking them, thanks to the Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: crew of the orginal Starfleet ship Enterprise, our plan was foiled." Keliaya@anncarise | The colonel widens his eyes, "Really? That's not too much longer after we left, and humanity's barely learned to stop shooting each other back then." Sam@drcrippler: "Hey," he mutters down at Keelah. "This... reminds me of the good old days," he says, savouring the enjoyment Keelah@crystyll: "Good old days?" she asks with a curious smile Sam@drcrippler chuckles. "The days when we used to work together," Keelah@crystyll 's smile widens as she leans up on tip toes to kiss him on the cheek, "A rare pleasure it is too" Keelah@crystyll | Thomas ahems, "Forgive me Captains, but I believe it is time" he gives Keelah a nod Keelah@crystyll: ... & excuses himself! Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "Oh, it wasnt smooth sailing, the first year of the Coalition nearly failed when a group of Humans calling themselves Terra Prime highjacked a verteron array on Mars and threaten to wipe San Francisco Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: off the map." Sam@drcrippler: "A pleasure which is mine," he grins, wrapping an arm around her waist. "Back in the day T'Pia, your mother and I were a dangerous duo. And then when Timo joined, we'd become an rather unstoppable tri Sam@drcrippler: o," he adds Keelah@crystyll smiles, dipping her head to the Councillor and turns to Sam, "Time to play our part. I hope you don't mind if we leave you in Captain Everett's hands for a while" Sam@drcrippler: "Sure," he nods. "T'Pia going with you?" Keelah@crystyll nods, giving him another soft kiss, "I couldn't not include her in this. Ready love?" she asks turning to TP Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "Definitely complicated politics... Why San Francisco? Isn't that a human city?" Keelah@crystyll | TP nods eagerly, "I've been dying to see this!" Sam@drcrippler ruffles T'Pia's hair and gives Keelah a kiss. "Have fun. Don't do anything I wouldn't do," Keelah@crystyll looks back to Sam, "I promise we won't be long" taking TP's hand, they disappear around behind the raised stage where the band plays Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "At the time San Francisco was hosting the meeting between Ambassadors from every Coalition world, it's also the location for Starfleet Headquarters and a number of embassys from other planets." Keelah@crystyll FX | Councillor Thomas stands on a raised podium at the central bay window, flanked by several other council members Alistair Nimitz@natthaan glances over at the podium. Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks nods and begins to respond before seeing the Councillor take his place. Instead, he sips from his glass and turns to the podium. Keelah@crystyll FX | The band goes quiet and everyone's attention slowly turns to the centre as well Sam@drcrippler: "I see you have a full uniform set now," he comments to Josh Keelah@crystyll | Thomas, "Ladies and Gentleman, friends old and new; I bid you welcome! Keliaya@anncarise and the people she was talking to quiets as well, looking up to Thomas. Keelah@crystyll | Thomas: "As you know; it was on this day that our forebearers fateful journey carried the Valley Forge to this; our new home" Keelah@crystyll | Thomas: "And so today we honour the memory of the First; were it not for their work, we would not be here now to honour them" Keelah@crystyll | Thomas: turns to face out towards the cathedral, standing attentively with one hand placed on his chest Keelah@crystyll FX | There is also a noteable silence washing over the streets below as well before the band starts to play their national anthem Keelah@crystyll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM6r-BIxETY&list=PLapg4MgJLUr_KSfeoxbxEkTmxUt7vuBIU&index=8 Sam@drcrippler bows his head respectfully. It's no "God Save the Queen," but it'll do Keelah@crystyll | Thomas turns back to the crowd after a moment, "But now as you all well know, this year marks a new landmark in our history. For not only do we stand together today in honoured memory of the Keelah@crystyll: + First's Valley Forge. But do so arm in arm with the Starfleet of old Earth, and it is my proud honour to share this day with a very special guest" Keelah@crystyll | Thomas gestures to one side, "Ladies and gentleman, this years master of ceremonies; I give you Captain Keelah Se'Lai of Starfleet's USS Valley Forge!" Sam@drcrippler claps and gives his wife an encouraging grin Keelah@crystyll marches out with TP alongisde amid welcoming cheers. TP filtering off to join the councillors in the back Keliaya@anncarise claps for Keelah too. Keelah@crystyll waits for the crowd to settle, holding her best diplomatic smile Keelah@crystyll: "Thank you Councillor Thomas, I can not express what an honour it is for us to be included in your celebration today" Keelah@crystyll: "That we have been welcomed with such open arms as fellow Forged is truly humbling" Keelah@crystyll: "And now, as we pay homage to your ancestors who settled this world right out there- " she gestures towards the grand cathedral in the distance, Keelah@crystyll FX | the band begins to play again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZiCjrXld9w&list=PLapg4MgJLUr_KSfeoxbxEkTmxUt7vuBIU&index=7 Keelah@crystyll: " - we show our union with the Forged of Newna by standing alongside them" she doubletaps her combadge, turning to face the window Keelah@crystyll FX | For a momnet, nothing seems to happen Keelah@crystyll FX | but then a rumble from the sky above and the Valley Forge cruises overhead, encircled the city before coming to a stop above the cathedral where squadrons of FEDP interceptors fly out in + Keelah@crystyll: + formation, trailing coloured smoke across the sky in a grand display Keelah@crystyll FX | As the music fanfares to it's conclusion, the first fireworks are launched from the Valley Forge, promptly followed by displays all around the city Sam@drcrippler grins at the display, placing his hands in his pockets Keelah@crystyll: :FX | As the grand celebrations roll on, fireworks popping all around... BOOM! A violent explosion shakes the grand hall, windows shatter and the room fills with smoke! Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "What the hell is going on?!" Sam@drcrippler blinks, falling to one knee. Keliaya@anncarise is knocked to the ground but quickly climbs back up, tapping her combadge, "Kelly to Valley Forge." Keelah@crystyll FX | Dust and debris blind the room, panicked civilians scatter amidst cries and screaming. Security sweep through the room but struggle to maintain order in the large crowd Alistair Nimitz@natthaan glances around the room, his right eye trying to see though the smoke for anyone coming in. "I'm not sure Colonel.. looks like someone set off a bomb.." Keelah@crystyll: <C> Static. Signal seems to be jammed Sam@drcrippler pushes off his feet forward and darts towards Nimitz. "You okay?" Keelah@crystyll FX | Bodies rush around in all directions, armed security attempt to restore order Alistair Nimitz@natthaan nods "I'm fine Sam..." *Starts looking though the smoke for any injuries.* Keelah@crystyll FX | There are dozens of civilians all around them with varying injuries Sam@drcrippler pushes people who push into him, as he looks up to see if he can spot Keelah Keliaya@anncarise | The Colonel looks around for Jenni. Keelah@crystyll FX | Something akin to an old air raid siren starts blaring across the city. The display Interceptors sweep around the grand hall Alistair Nimitz@natthaan follows the Colonel in case he can do anything to help. Keelah@crystyll | Jenni is already crouched, aiding a civilian who was next to her. Jenni has some cuts and grazes but is otherwise unharmed Keelah@crystyll FX | Most of the injuries around the room seem superficial on closer inspection, the panicked atmosphere being it's own biggest cause Keliaya@anncarise calls a few medics over to the Minister of Transportation who was hit by some glass shards. Keliaya@anncarise spots Jenni and moves over to her, "Lieutenant! You okay?" Sam@drcrippler: "Let's get the people evacuated," he calls over to Nimitz Keelah@crystyll FX | A strong wind sweeps in from the big bay window where it is gone. Many of the councillors from the podium are on the floor, some dead Keelah@crystyll | Jenni nods, "I'm fine Kelly. Where's the Captain?" she turns to face the bay window that's now basically not there Keliaya@anncarise | Colonel Hanks moves over to the podium to aid the councillors, waving a few of the guards over. Alistair Nimitz@natthaan nods to Sam "On it!" Sam@drcrippler: "Away from the window," he adds, before heading that way, checking on the councillors Keliaya@anncarise glances to the window as well, "I'm not sure...I don't see her around. Communications are being jammed, or at least, our frequencies are." Keliaya@anncarise: "Do you have any FEPD device that might still work?" Sam@drcrippler: "Kelly," he yells. "Set up a triage station, get the walking wounded out," he orderds Sam@drcrippler begins to help move the injured councillor away Keliaya@anncarise nods over to Sam, "On it! Comms are down, for the record." Sam@drcrippler: *s Alistair Nimitz@natthaan starts trying to help carry injuried people out of the room that need it. Sam@drcrippler: "Got it," he nods, before tapping his own badge to confirm Keliaya@anncarise can't raise anyone on FEPD comms either and goes to aid the wounded. Keliaya@anncarise | Colonel Hanks helps another wounded Councilor over to a group of medics. Keelah@crystyll FX | The Valley Forge approaches over the city skyline, shuttles darting out and landing at strategic points around the building where damage is visible, to render aid Sam@drcrippler clambers onto the remains of the bay window, to try and see the damage outside Alistair Nimitz@natthaan heads over to the Colonel to help carry out any remaining councilors. Keelah@crystyll FX | One shuttle approaches the former bay window, holding position as a number of medical staff pour out, jumping the small gap into the room Sam@drcrippler points them in the direction of the triage station Keliaya@anncarise sees the medical staff approach and drops off the civilian she was leading with the Forged Earth medics before going to fill them in on the situation. Keelah@crystyll FX | Sam find Councillor Thomas looking worse for wear, but he's alive and confused, "Captain, what... *cough* what happened?" Sam@drcrippler crouches. "A bomb went off. How are you?" Keelah@crystyll | Thomas: coughs again, pulling himself up against Sam's arm, "A bomb...?!" Keliaya@anncarise | Colonel Hanks stands grimly as he confirms one of the Councilors as dead. He looks to Nimitz. Sam@drcrippler: "Or something similar," he nods. "How are you?" he repeats Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "I don't suppose you would know anything about this?" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan arches a brow at the Colonel "Colonel, for now we should focus on getting everyone to safty, as I do not have time to point out how illogical it is for one of our people setting off a bomb here." Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hank: "No, you'd probably just shoot us with your ship if you wanted to attack, wouldn't you. And you'd never do it with your own people inside." Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hank: "Forgive me for being skeptical, but the first time I see aliens properly on our planet and this happens. Something tells me it's no coincidence, your fault or not." Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hank: "But you're right. Survivors come first." Keelah@crystyll FX | An FEPD Officer rushes up the Colonel, "Excuse me Sir, but you should see this!" Keliaya@anncarise | The Colonel turns to the officer, "What is it?" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "No, it is not a coincidence, and you will have full access to anything you need to get to the bottom of this." *Looks to the new officer* Sam@drcrippler turns after making sure the Thomas is okay Keelah@crystyll FEPD Off. | leads the Colonel to the far corner where he points out a dead body. This one is armed like the security, but not in uniform and wearing full face covering Keliaya@anncarise | The Colonel examines the body. "Not one of ours." He leans down to pull off the face covering. Alistair Nimitz@natthaan following from behind the colonel, keeping a watch for now as he allows them to handle things. Keelah@crystyll FX | The dead terrorist is a Human male. Nothing remarkable about him Keliaya@anncarise walks over to the podium, "Captain Bishop. Have you seen Keelah anywhere?" Sam@drcrippler: "No," he says coldly, before turning back to Thomas. "Where is my wife and daughter?" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "I'm willing to bet my twenty years of being a Security officer, that he is part of the responsable party." Keelah@crystyll | Thomas looks around them but can see neither Vulcan anywhere, he turns back to Sam, "I... don't know..." Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "He's human..." The Colonel stands and looks over to the officer, "Separate the body, we need to examine him further. Check if he's local." Alistair Nimitz@natthaan looks to the officer "There seems to be a jammer in effect over the building, this could only be the first wave." Sam@drcrippler hardens. "Get your wounds looked at," he says, looking around to see if the blast came from inside or outside Keelah@crystyll FEPD Off. | snaps a nod in salute and waves over others to assist in moving the body Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks: "Then we're going to have to sweep for more explosives or assailants." Keelah@crystyll FX | The blast pattern is hard to discern from the mess of the area, could be either way Sam@drcrippler: "Kelly, a tricorder," he calls down Alistair Nimitz@natthaan nods "Indeed." *Takes out his Tricorder* "If I may Colonel, this device should allow me to tell if that man is one of your locals or not." Keliaya@anncarise passes her custom tricorder to Sam. Sam@drcrippler scans for areas of high heat, Keliaya@anncarise | The Colonel looks to the dead man, then Nimitz and thinks for a moment before nodding, "Go ahead. Just don't touch him. We don't want to contaminate the body too much." Sam@drcrippler: "Got it," he states. "It was placed right underneath this window," Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "I will need his finger print... but thankfully, my right arm will allow that to happen without contaminating it with any finger pints." Sam@drcrippler checks how high it is from his position to the bottom... and if he can jump off safely Keelah@crystyll FX | Kelly's combadge chirps. Closely followed by Jenni's wristcomp coming alive with squadron chatter and the Colonel's personal device Alistair Nimitz@natthaan kneels down next to the body, flipping open the tricorder as uses his right hand to press the dead guy's finger into the reader, scanning for any DNA matches in Starfleet's database. Sam@drcrippler: "We need to get a team down there," he calls to the colonel. "Kelly, you're with me," he says and begins to go that way Keliaya@anncarise nods and follows Sam. The Colonel calls and gets two FEPD guards to follow them as well. Alistair Nimitz@natthaan looks to the nearist officer as he stands up "I need access to your plantary records for DNA matching." Keelah@crystyll | Jenni filters off, talking with the squadron circling overhead to get an idea of what's happening Sam@drcrippler taps his combadge to check if it's working Sam@drcrippler: <C> Bishop to Endeavour *STATIC* Sam@drcrippler: "Raise the VF," he says to Kelly Keliaya@anncarise tries to raise the VF again. Keelah@crystyll | FEPD Off. nods to Nimitz, "That can be arranged easily enough. He hands him a similar device Alistair Nimitz@natthaan takes the device from the officer and transfers over the DNA reading and waits for a match. Keliaya@anncarise totally responds to VF in time... Keliaya@anncarise totally responds to VF in time... Keelah@crystyll: <C - T'Quila> Kelly, it is agreeable to hear your voice. What is the situation in there? we have not been able to raise the Captain Alistair Nimitz@natthaan hands the device back to the officer "He's a local, a civilian factory worker, his name was Nathan Tigh, according to your records, he had no crimial records though." Keelah@crystyll FEPD Off. hrms, verifying the data, "This makes no sense..." Sam@drcrippler heads off to check the bomb Keliaya@anncarise: <C> "We don't see any sign of her groundside either. Try scanning for Vulcan lifesigns on the surface. Apart from Captain Nimitz I don't imagine there's anyone else here that would read similar - Keliaya@anncarise - to the captain." Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "He may have been radicalized... are you aware of any nationalist movement in recent years?" Keelah@crystyll: <C-TQ> Negative on that Commander, there's an energy shield surrounding the colony. No comms or scans can get through. We... don't read her lifesigns within the shield though... Keelah@crystyll | FEPD Off. shakes his head vigilantly, "Nothing so obsurd!" Keliaya@anncarise: <C> Was the shield activated in response to the attack or was it online during the ceremony as well?" Keelah@crystyll: <C> It activated moments after the explosion, we believe it is an automated defence system" Keliaya@anncarise <C> "We know they've got a system-wide transportation network. If the shield was off, she could be beamed away to just about anywhere now..." Alistair Nimitz@natthaan looks around "Clearly, your people missed something. This kind of work takes planning. Get people watching for any network chatter regarding this attack, and flag any response that are in favor of Keelah@crystyll | Jenni calls across to Kelly, "That's right, Commander. It's a closed system and from what I'm hearing, was triggered when the blast took out the local comms relay" Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: bombers." Keliaya@anncarise nods to Jenni. Keliaya@anncarise: <C> "Any signs of the Captain's combadge signal anywhere?" Keelah@crystyll: <C-TQ> Standby... *uncomfortable pause* ...Kelly, we... we read it's signal a few meters from your position... pinging again Keelah@crystyll FX | A faint chirping sound comes from benath a collapsed support column Keliaya@anncarise: <C> "Relay the data to my tricorder." Keliaya@anncarise looks to Sam, "Captain, I- nevermind..." Keliaya@anncarise goes to the collapsed column. Keelah@crystyll | FEPD Off. nods to Nimitz, "Our people are already sweeping every channel" Sam@drcrippler is watching as the FEPD team are analyising the bombsite Alistair Nimitz@natthaan nods to the officer as he looks over where Kelly is moving towards Keliaya@anncarise | Col. Hanks has stepped aside to a corner and appears to be engaged in communications. Alistair Nimitz@natthaan makes his way to Kelly "What do we have?" Keliaya@anncarise raises Keelah's combadge and looks to Nimitz as he approaches, "Found the Captain's badge, but no sign of her. Valley Forge can't pick up any Vulcan lifesigns in the area either." Keliaya@anncarise looks around for any distinctive green blood. Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "Do these people have transporter technology?" Keelah@crystyll FX | There is a distinctly green patch near where the combadge sat Keliaya@anncarise nods, "Very advanced transporter technology at that. They have a whole system-wide network that allows them to access mines in other areas of the system.” Alistair Nimitz@natthaan: "Given that there is no body for us to find... is it possiable that as the bomb went off, she was beamed away?" Keelah@crystyll: <C-TQ> Sorry Commander, but... you're going to want to hear this... Keliaya@anncarise: "That's what I'm thinking too." Keliaya@anncarise: <C> "What's happened?" Keelah@crystyll: <C> We just received an automated message. Relaying now; Keelah@crystyll MSG | "Starfleet; your alien taint must be cleansed. You insult us with a sub-Human commanding a Valley Forge, we have rectified this" Keelah@crystyll MSG | Your alien Captain is dead. If you want her half-breed offspring back you will disembark all sub-Humans from your vessel and relinquish it to control of the worthy Keelah@crystyll MSG | For WE are the Heart of the Forged. Keelah@crystyll: --- END SCENE ---