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Commander Luna Walker: "The one time we have a normal solution..."

2018-01-12 22:57:14

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*((USS Veritas, Main Engineering))* Mei'konda: =3D/\=3D Mei'konda to Engineering. =3D/\=3D ::Lael sighed and sat back, waiting patiently while Luna tapped her combadge.:: Walker: =3D/\=3D Engineering here Commander. =3D/\=3D Rosek: =3D/\=3D What did you need, sir?=3D/\=3D Mei'konda: =3D/\=3D We haave a bit of a problem. The USS Astraeus = haas managed to find her way slightly into the Shoals. And she's Galaxy class. = =3D/\=3D ::Lael frowned, likely for the same reasons she was .:: Walker: =3D/\=3D Galaxy class? Sir, that's only over double the limit on t= he region. And I'm guessing by your statement that she's grounded. =3D/\=3D Mei'konda: =3D/\=3D Indeed. I'm goiing to need you workiin= g on a way that we can help get her out again. =3D/\=3D Walker: =3D/\=3D I assume cutting her into pieces and pulling the chunks ou= t isn't an option. :: Chuckling slightly:: How far in are they? Could they get far enough out on impulse? =3D/\=3D Mei'konda: =3D/\=3D Response =3D/\=3D Walker: =3D/\=3D Understood. We'll start looking into it. Engineering ou= t. =3D/\=3D :: Turning to Rosek:: So, thoughts? Rosek: ::brow furrows:: A Galaxy-class with no warp engines. Normally I=E2= =80=99d suggest a tractor beam at low warp. But for that to work, the ships would need to be a pretty even match. Even then it's a bit of a risk both= given the tricky nature of the Shoals at the limit out here. Walker: :: Nodding:: That might work. My first thought was how to reduce the mass. What if we did a saucer separation? It gets us closer to the 2 million ton limit. Rosek: ::arches an eyebrow:: That might work. But we'd still be res= tricted to lower-than-usual speeds. Walker: :: smirking:: So my idea only requires us to attach a warp drive to a saucer section capable of pushing 2 million tons out of the Shoals. Heck, that's not even on the list of the crazy ideas we've had lately.. ::She grinned..:: Rosek: Had to happen sooner or later. And crazy is what we do. ::pauses:: I'm wondering if we wouldn't be better off using the thrust= ers to get it moving then use the saucer's momentum for the rest. Those hairpin t= urns would be tricky, granted, but there would be less chance of us tearing it apart in the process. Walker: So, full impulse.. maybe do a separation and have the engine section and the Veritas pull it into low warp? :: Frowning in thought:: I'm not sure we could keep it balanced even so. Rosek: ::pauses:: I wonder if we could use the shuttles to help with maneuvering. We could modify their tractor beams to take more stress. That would take some of it off of the Veritas' tractor beam and maybe in= crease our mobility. It would require a coordinated effort with the Astraeus, but I think it could work. Walker: :: Nodding:: Yeah, I think that could work. And for once a plan that doesn't require bending the laws of physics. :: She turned with a mock disapproving look toward Lael. :: I thought I warned you about coming up with those sort of realistic and possible ideas. Rosek: ::grins:: You're the boss. I just work here. Walker: Well just don't let it happen again. Your next idea had better make Admirals sweat in terror to hear of it. :: She chuckled and shook her head. It would be nice if things were that simple for once. :: Rosek: Response. :: At that moment, the yellow alert flashed. :: Walker: And that is why we can't have nice ideas. :: Sighing softly she moved to check the sensors to find out what was going on. :: I'm not seeing anything.. you? Rosek: Response. Walker: Huh.. flickering/ghost readings? Willing to bet that means someone using cloak like technologies. We're going into combat, and we'll likely need solutions to defeat cloaks. Rosek: Response. Walker: I'm thinking we are as good as we're going to be in how to move the ship out. So, cloak tech or generally making the ship invulnerable for combat? Rosek: Response. Walker: :: Grinning:: Well far be it for me to deny your heart's desire. Now we just have to hope we are on the right track for what we need, and can adapt when we find out we're wrong! (Tag) Commander Luna Walker Chief Engineer, USS Veritas I238010BW -- Given an infinite set, anything is possible. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "= UFOP: StarBase 118 =E2=80=93 USS Veritas" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an e= mail to sb118-veritas+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to sb118-veritas@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/sb118-veritas. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/= sb118-veritas/CAP2Xt1hxnW-W85yjy_avCjac5brp_WTq8gsoNzLqB2btS2s__Q%40mail.gm= ail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.