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Lt Aidoann Danara: What's Under the Hood

2018-11-04 21:36:44

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(( Deck 13, U.S.S Atlantis, Deep Space 26, Par'Tha Expanse )) ( Day three of shore leave. ) Knight: Do you have a minute, Lieutenant? ::Glancing up from her screen Danara nodded to Knight.:: Danara: Yes, how can I be of assistance? Knight: I just sent you something that requires your attention. :: Danara pulled up the file as she continued her conversation with Knight.:: Danara: I'll take a look at it but I'd also like your summary and perspective on it as well. Knight: Well its certainly worth the read in my opinion, the short version is the fighting has stopped and monsters from under the bed have surfaced. :: As Danara was reading the report she let a low whistle before continuing. :: Danara: The fact that fighting has stopped could be both a good thing or.... Monsters indeed. In this case a cease fire is probably a bad thing. Knight: Any break to the fighting is a good thing in my opinion, though the cause is still unclear and may come back to bite us. :: As Knight leaned in the entry way with his arms crossed he could see his boss was not only reading his report but began comparing it to something else. It had hardly occurred to him that there might have been another incoming report from SFI while he was putting together his summary of all the data. :: Danara: I have a feeling you and I are looking at two pieces of a very disturbing puzzle that go together some how. Alone each of them appears to be just a random bit of interesting information, but together they are far more. Knight: Two pieces? Danara: At this point what I'm not sure of is another major missing piece that fills an important gap. However, it's safe to say your recent development and my unannounced visit to hand deliver this other report is not mere coincidence. ::Pausing at she met Knight's gaze.:: Something wicked this way comes. We need to get our thoughts together and have a discussion with the Captain and XO. Knight: On that note, Sir. I'm afraid I haven't been able to obtain a copy of the "other report", would you care to give a quick summary? ::Nodding to Knight. :: Danara: That's because I've just made it available to you in the system.As for what that report contains. It has some significant data on recent activity from the monsters.But I'd like unravel it a bit more because there are also hidden pockets of stuff in there.So far I'd say we could easily be witnessing a potential black swan type event. Knight: Well, that certainly does put a spin on the "Monsters" aspect of things. I hope you don't mind but I already sent a copy of my report to the captain and I started a modified decryption program on a Valcarain transmission I picked up in the Expanse. It won't yield any results for some time but in the long run it might add some context to the overall situation. Danara: Hmm...modified decryption program ? Care to explain where your thoughts are going with this? Knight: Oh the modified decryption program I mentioned, it's the brainstorm of a colleague of mine back in the Sol system. Its quite interesting really, it uses a quantum phase shifting to help eliminate irregular variables and distinguish patterns among the data spectrum. Admit-tingly its not perfect but I still have hopes it will break Valcarain encryption patterns. However that's a discussion for another time, if you want I can try and put together a clearer picture for our report to the captain. The ships internal network is more than capable of securely delivering the report securely or we can bring to him personally. ::Pondering Knight's comment carefully. :: Danara: At this point our goal shouldn't be perfect, otherwise we'll never find what we're looking for. See what you can come up on both reports. Something about all this make my blood run cold. Knight: Response Danara: In the larger context using an old school method to deliver the report doesn't make sense. But I also know the messenger enough to know it wasn't done just to get my attention, there's a far more important reason behind that choice. Knight: Response -- Lt Aidoann Danara Chief Intel Officer USS Atlantis, NCC-74682 aurorav@gmail.com A239102AD0 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "UFOP: StarBase 118: USS Atlantis" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to sb118-atlantis+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/sb118-atlantis. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.