Author Topic: Isolation  (Read 1254 times)

  • *
March 21, 2015, 06:46:29 pm
"No no. I need to be the last person to transport otherwise people will get left behind." Jarman explains. "Pedersen you should be the one to go with Lentz. When you get through get Cadet Hutton to prioritise getting internal sensors online as soon as possible since engineering is just next door. That'll allow me to lock on to your coordinates and bring you back from here, stretcher and all."

  • **
March 21, 2015, 07:08:46 pm
As someone, somewhere may or may not have come across a GADGET I’m going to explain what they are.

Short version:
GADGET = PDA
PAC = Expansion Dongle

Long version:

GADGET Adaptable Dynamic General Electronic Tools have become standard pretty ubiquitous in the current day. As standard they provide the following functionality:
  • All the normal PDA/tablet style functions of note taking, calendars, address books, camera, etc.
  • Short range communications. As standard a GADGET can allow communication to another GADGET within a range of a few hundred meters - the range is highly dependent on surroundings (i.e. a fairly long range stood out in the open, much shorter going through walls and bulkheads); a GADGET can also be ‘linked’ to an available communications system (i.e. you could link it to the ship’s comm system to allow a much longer range).
  • Basic scanner. As standard a GADGET can function as a very basic, short range scanner. It can provide very basic information on materials, energy signatures, etc.

Of course there are many situations where more specialist functionality is required and this is where PACs (Portable Adapter Chips) come into play. These can be slotted into any GADGET and provide custom hardware and software for bespoke applications. A standard GADGET can have one PACs installed.

There are literally hundreds of different types of PACs but some of the more common ones include:
  • Medi-PAC : Provides an enhanced biological and medical scanner capable of identifying various diseases, illnesses, etc. This is the sort of thing that would be used by a medical professional.
  • Tech-PAC : Provides an enhanced technical scanner capable of providing diagnostic information for mechanical and electronic devices. This is the sort of thing that would be used by an engineer.
  • Comm-PAC : Provides a much longer range transceiver which is capable of communicating over a greater distance; these PACs also often incorporate encryption or translation functionality.
  • Conn-PAC : Provides a short range wireless link that essentially allows a GADGET to act as a remote control for a paired console, aboard a ship this could allow a user to pair to an engineering console and then access it from elsewhere on the ship.
  • Hub-PAC : Essentially this is a splitter that allows multiple PACs to be installed on a GADGET, it’s possible that certain combinations of PAC may work together in some sort of synergistic way (a Medi-PAC and a Tech-PAC combined would be ideal for treating cyborgs :D).
« Last Edit: March 21, 2015, 07:15:32 pm by Pringle »
Benji-kun

  • **
March 21, 2015, 07:30:07 pm
Esser (Com)::Secondary Sickbay, Deck 4, Aft::Healthy::Scalpel, GADGET (Medi)
Hutton (Eng)::Unknown::Unknown::Unknown
Lentz (Med)::Secondary Sickbay, Deck 4, Aft::Healthy::Flashlight
Pedersen (Sec)::Secondary Sickbay, Deck 4, Aft::Healthy::Screwdriver, Duct Tape, Stanley Knife
Baklid (Tac)::Unknown::Unknown::Unknown
Jarman (Ops)::Unknown::Unknown::Unknown

Cadet Jarman reluctantly concedes to the medical professional’s expertise. He waits for Pedersen to get onto the platform and then activates the matter transmitter - hopefully sending them to the secondary sickbay.

...

Pedersen, Lentz, you are surrounded by a bright blue glow and a whining noise. As it finally dies down your vision clears you find yourself stood in what is clearly the sickbay. The lights are dimmed but sufficient to see by - there are a number of biobeds, an active computer console, a cupboard at one side of the room has been opened and shows a selection of medical tools and several pre-packed first aid kits. Cadet Esser is stood near a desk and holding what appears to be a GADGET.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 12:48:06 pm by Pringle »
Benji-kun

  • *
March 22, 2015, 06:59:14 am
"To govern the day and the night, and to separate darkness from the light." - Hwoarang 18:1

Cadet Baklid is unconscious.
I don't lie about stuff like that.

  • *
March 22, 2015, 07:47:45 pm
Pedersen looks around the room, then walks over to a cadet holding a GADGET, "Pardon me, are you Cadet Hutton?" She notices his nametag. "Oh, sorry, Esser, I was looking for Hutton, do you know where he is? Jarman wants him to get working on the internal sensors asap. Cadet Baklid is in bad shape so we need to get the Doc back to him with a Medi-PAC and a stretcher."

She heads towards one of the biobeds and opens the lower compartment and starts pulling out a stretcher. "Hey Lentz, I found  the stretcher, come give me a hand."
Have I ever given you the impression I was turned off by crazy?

  • No avatar
  • *
March 22, 2015, 09:49:31 pm
There was shimmering blue light which Andy saw in his periphery, two cadets materialised; the medic, and another cadet that Andy didn't know.

The unknown cadet walked up to Andy, "Pardon me, are you Cadet Hutton?" She pauses for a moment, "Oh, sorry, Esser, I was looking for Hutton, do you know where he is?" She continues.

"He went that way to check out Engineering, that was about 10 minutes ago, you guys took longer than 5 minutes to get here" Andy responded, motioning towards the door.

"Cadet, I've found you a GADGET and a med kit, here" Andy tosses it over. Andy didn't know this cadet, he didn't share any classes at the Academy, but Andy had already seen he has a short temper and that worried him, he can't control people who are irrational.

  • **
March 24, 2015, 12:41:52 pm
Esser (Com)::Secondary Sickbay, Deck 4, Aft::Healthy::Scalpel
Hutton (Eng)::Deck 4, Aft(?)::Unknown::Unknown
Lentz (Med)::Secondary Sickbay, Deck 4, Aft::Healthy::Flashlight, GADGET (Medi)
Pedersen (Sec)::Secondary Sickbay, Deck 4, Aft::Healthy::Screwdriver, Duct Tape, Stanley Knife
Baklid (Tac)::Secondary Sickbay, Deck 4, Aft::Injured::
Jarman (Ops)::Secondary Sickbay, Deck 4, Aft::Healthy::

Cadet Pedersen has freed a stretcher from beneath a biobed and has it propped up next to her. She is waiting for Lentz to respond but it seems he’s suffering from some kind of shock, presumably in reaction to being broken apart atom by atom and then reassembled. He blinks a few times and takes the Medi-GADGET from Esser without a word, finally it looks like he’s about to speak when there is another bright blue glow and the injured Cadet Baklid materialises on the floor of the sickbay.

It seems like Lentz is on autopilot, he grits his teeth in frustration but quickly switches on the GADGET, crouches next to Baklid and starts performing scans; he seems to just be concluding and gets to his feet as yet another blue glow preempts the arrival of Cadet Jarman who raises a hand in greeting.
Benji-kun

  • *
March 25, 2015, 08:26:37 am
"How is he doing, doc?" Pedersen asks Cadet Lentz who is furiously tapping away at his GADGET. "Is there anything you need? The medicin cabinet over there seems well-stocked with anything you might require."

A blue glow behind her indicates another transport and she turns and sees Jarman appearing. She waves lightly, returning his greeting and walks over to him. "Welcome to the other side, it seems we all made it. Cadet Hutton is down the corridor in Engineering," she gestures in the direction of the door "if you need to talk to him. I was thinking of going there myself to see if he needed a hand with anything. Being Security I feel a bit out of my depth regarding internal sensors and RMTPs but I can bring and fetch."

She looks over at the Command Cadet, "Esser, how were things when you got here? Anything out of the ordinary? I can't believe the dock crew hasn't come on board yet, they must have noticed everyone's out of contact." She pauses, seemingly considering something. "Esser, you didn't happen to find a comm-PAC when you found that GADGET, did you? If we have one of those, we could try to contact the outside" Without waiting for an answer, she starts rummaging through the cupboards and cabinets in the room.
Have I ever given you the impression I was turned off by crazy?

  • *
March 27, 2015, 06:25:27 am
Not getting an answer from anyone, Cadet Pedersen decides it's time to go see if there's anything she can help Cadet Hutton with. Also, he's alone in Engineering, he might need assistance. She exits the door, walks down the corridor and pauses in front of the entrance to Engineering. As she enters, she thinks, "here's to hoping the techies have made some progress with internal sensors.. and perhaps external as well".
Have I ever given you the impression I was turned off by crazy?

  • No avatar
  • *
March 27, 2015, 01:35:04 pm
Andy was aware of another Cadet speaking to him, but before he'd had change to respond she had marched out of the door... Interesting...

He assumed she had headed to Engineering to check on Hutton, which was Andy's next port of call. He looked over at the medical Cadet.

"How's he doing Cadet? Anything I need to worry about?"

  • *
April 07, 2015, 12:32:47 pm
Moments after stepping onto the MKII Rapture platform, Cadet Jarman experiences a bright flash and is racked with nausea and extreme disorientation. The bright flash fades revealing a new room but it's out of focus and still spinning. Someone is talking to him but he can't make heads or tails of it. It sounds far off and muffled. The blurred figure leaves via some equally blurry doorway.

Jarman reaches with an outstretched arm and grabs hold of a bulkhead, closes his eyes and takes a few deep breaths. The disorientation slowly fades. He opens his eyes and the room is now in focus and the world makes sense again. "Urghhh... that was unpleasant." he says to no one in particular before seeing Cadets Esser and Lentz, with Baklid still unconscious on the ground next to him.

Suddenly, as if Jarman's input buffer has just started processing data properly, he now makes sense of what was said to him just after arriving. "Oh!" he exclaims and heads out the door after Pedersen - the first few steps a little wobbly.

  • **
April 10, 2015, 07:19:00 pm
Esser (Com)::Secondary Sickbay, Deck 4, Aft::Healthy::Scalpel, GADGET (Medi)
Hutton (Eng)::Deck 4, Aft(?)::Unknown::Unknown
Lentz (Med)::Secondary Sickbay, Deck 4, Aft::Healthy::Flashlight
Baklid (Tac)::Secondary Sickbay, Deck 4, Aft::Injured::

After a few moments of confusion Cadet Jarman blinks a few times, ignores the others in the room and stumbles out the door - it slides shut behind him with a quiet "woosh".

Esser is bemused by the whole thing but when he doesn't get an answer from the medical cadet he takes a step closer. Though he's physically fine it seems that events have caught up to Lentz and he simply hands over the GADGET before sitting himself down on a bio-bed.

He may not be a fully trained medic, but his command training included enough medical knowledge to get a good grasp of the scan results and Esser quickly realised that, although it has mostly congealed, it would be wise to clean and bandage the wound on Baklid's head before using a stimulant to rouse him. To be on the safe side he probably shouldn't be left alone either.

(None of his injuries are life threatening, bandages and a stim-jetjector (hypospray) are readily available from any of the first aid kits in the room).
Benji-kun

  • No avatar
  • *
April 14, 2015, 01:23:03 pm
After taking the GADGET from Cadet Lentz and sitting him down on one of the bio-beds, Andy did a scan of Baklid. Nothing major really, vitals were strong, maybe just a mild concussion.

Andy went and looked in one of the medical trolleys on the edge of the room and picked up some supplies to clean and dress the wound, and a stimulant to wake him, as right now we can't really afford to have people falling like flies.

He injects Baklid with the stimulant and starts to hear some groans, as he turns to stow away the supplies he'd used.

He didn't want to leave Baklid and Lentz alone, but he wanted an Update from engineering. He approached the door, which opened with a "Whoosh" to see if there was anyone nearby in the corridor outside.

  • **
April 16, 2015, 10:57:32 am
After making sure that Baklid was coming around, Esser headed for the door and made his way to engineering.

It's easy enough to find, the double doors slide open and you are confronted by the sight of Cadet Jarman looking at a GADGET and Pedersen, knife in hand, moving over to look at the main engineering screen which has a progress bar filling up on it.

More concerning, however, are the blood splatters on the floor and wall near the terminal and the severed human arm laying in a pool of blood - it still has the tattered sleeve of a green engineering jump suit on it. There's also a small pool of vomit just off to one side.

Pedersen - you're not an expert but fortunately the screen is pretty unambiguous and you can see.
   Main Power Core Initiation Sequence: 0%[|||-------------------------------------]100%
There's no actual time on the screen but the progress bar is moving very slowly.

Jarman - it looks like this is just a vanilla GADGET, there is no PAC plugged in but it looks like the poor Cadet downloaded some data before whatever happened.
   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6fayeE1l8DMdmtSMms0SnNsXzA/view?usp=sharing
Benji-kun

  • *
April 18, 2015, 03:09:30 pm
Cadet Pedersen's head jerks towards the door openening, body tense and alert but as she sees Cadet Esser enter, she visibly relaxes. "Maker, Esser, you scared me! Don't sneak up on people like that! Listen, something is very, very wrong onboard this ship, come take a look at this! I think this might be what's left of Hutton!" She points to the severed arm. "What do you make of it? You were first through and saw Hutton leave for Engineering, did you see or hear anything out of the ordinary?"

She takes a few fast steps towards the monitor updating in the background. "And look, the main power is far from up, which, I take it, means no internal sensors. Basically, the only way to find out what's going on is going out there." She gestures to the door, screwdriver still in her hand.

As if suddenly remembering, she stops her pacing. "Where is the doctor and injured guy, Cadet Baklid? Are they back in sickbay? I really think we should get them and all stick together. With our different skills, there is both strength and safety in numbers. Nothing good comes from splitting up before we get an overview of the situation."

Have I ever given you the impression I was turned off by crazy?