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Posted on Sunday April 14th, 2019 @ 6:03pm by Warrant Officer Sanya Isilme & Captain Erin "Ari" Mizriki-Clark & Lieutenant JG Natsumi Yamane MD LCSW Edited on on Saturday April 27th, 2019 @ 7:19pm Mission: Season 2 Mission 4: Finally... Something... Something... Location: Onyx City Ship Timeline: November 12th 4566 Evening As Remi and the others were either off duty or preparing to depart Ari was left with not much to do and so she decided to monitor the command deck of the city ship giving everyone time to get what they needed sorted before the Lavie had to depart for its mission the next day; or rather in a few hours at this point. Ari was just thinking a bit about Hikaru and what she would do with her time here now that she was going to try to stay on the ship and when they returned the station. Outside the hull of the ship was the nothingness of space. The yawning expanse of darkness beyond was broken up by twinkling dots of distant stars, phantoms of systems and celestial bodies long dead. Her scanners indicated that there was nothing beyond her field of vision that warranted her attention or concern. Silence and a calm stillness greeted her. Then a blip, an abnormality on her scanners appeared, the object was smaller than most space debris but had no explanation from whence it came. Life readings from the object were faint. Initial scans of the object revealed that its shell was composite of a crystalline metal. At the holographic radar station the controller speaks up to the others in the command center; some reading had appeared in the rather clear void of space that was around the fleet. "Captain unknown signal detected.. It appears to be a lifepod of some type." "An escape pod; any idea from what?" "Negative." "Is it in transporter range?" "Negative." "Dispatch a recovery team and alert medical." "Yes sir." One of the other officers replied. A shuttle was then dispatched to recover the pod. A medical officer and security was sent with the recovery team. A Ceci unit was with the team. The shuttle soon arrives at the location of the unknown pod and begins to tractor it in. the pilot and systems manager scan it to ensure there is nothing hazardous; once it is tracker beamed in into the small hold the little girl android and Natsumi enter the hold . Ceci checks over the pod first to make sure it is not dangerous then attempts to find a way to unlock it while Natsumi monitors the life signs of whomever is inside. Roughly hewn, opaque, deep green stone slid uneasily under their tentative hands. The object was rectangular and had angular edges, reminiscent of an enormous gemstone. Carved into the narrower side of the object that was assumed to be the top, were swirls and circular glyphs. A large counter clockwise spiral marked the center of the crystalline tomb that responded to the warmth of a human hand above it. The markings glowed a brilliant shade of green and the surface shifted with a loud hiss and click as it finally opened. Entombed in the center was a feminine figure with a helmet with a hose affixed. Her dark grey environmental suit was bloody and torn on her left side. Her exposed skin was a sickly blue hue accented by crimson beads along the Large gashes. Natsumi begins administering medical care to the person inside and noticing what it is sends a request to the station for a gem specialist upon arrival back at the cityship. The shuttle began making its way back to its base as the Ceci android continues to monitor the device while Natsumi keeps an eye on the person whom was inside. The gem powered pod began its resuscitation procedure noticing that it is no in a safe atmosphere for its occupant. Natsumi's scans upon changing her scanning mode identified that there was some sort of object inside the person; what it was though, she had not encountered before. This would be something for someone beyond her to examine. Probably someone who specialized in this sector’s technology or as they called it “gem magic”. Unbeknown to Natsumi, the Alchemy Commission and its personnel were not trained to handle people with gems or mana as it happened so rarely. The shuttle landed in the docking bay and a team helps to transport the person and their pod to the cityship's hospital ward as not to separate the two and interfere with the process that was going on. Natsumi also stayed with the pod and its occupant as they are moved into one of the private exam rooms in the medical ward in case anything else was needed and for privacy. Natsumi stayed with the person as Mimi Sorinson arrived. The tiny redhead looked over the pod and the doctor’s scans. "You've found something quite unique doctor... The only people who probably would have any clue about this person would be those from Kiru... The problem is since we are going to be leaving this system for a mission I'm kind of at a loss; we obviously can't just leave them here..." Mimi explained to the doctor but Natsumi being new to all of this, didn't want to make any decisions until they figured out more so she just waited to see if the female woke up. It started with the smallest of movements. It could have been a muscle spasm, but the patient's fingers moved as the resurrection process continued. The woman's core body temperature spiked at her chest before it spread like wild fire to the rest of her extremities. Her helmet caked with dirt and dried blood concealed her face she finally started to stir. Her movements were sluggish and disoriented as she struggled to sit up beyond the safety restraints of her pod. "Ta's il- varna sinome. I' goth naa neva ed," came the garbled voice, muffled by the helmet. With effort, the patient liberated herself from the helmet to reveal that her face and hair were caked with the same mixture of muck that coated her protective gear. She raised her hand to shield her eyes, wincing into the light as milky liquid dripped rivulets down her cheeks from her eyes. Natsumi scanned the woman as she freed herself from the helmet. She stared at the woman not familiar with her language. "She referred to herself making it obvious that she was explaining who she was. "Natsumi Yamane; can you understand me... What is your name?" She had Ceci turn down the lighting in the room, so it didn't further pain the woman. She wondered what race she was and where she was from, but all these questions would be later if she could even understand her. It took a few moments for the fluid to flush from the patient's eyes. She looked up at Natsumi, her brows furrowed in confusion, like she could not comprehend the words as the white gave way to clear, silvery grey irises. She blinked a few more times before she looked down at herself, the slowly clotting wound and then her pod. "Natsumi? Tanya naa an Arda essa, rhunenya. ? Manke naa amin?" Her gaze returned to Natsumi as she frowned. "Amin lammen naa rusva," she murmured apologetically as she tapped her right temple before she pointed to herself. "Amin essa naa Alethea." Natsumi looked over the Ceci and then had her VX engage its non-standard translator as she was speaking to see if it could understand the language. She waited for a moment for the woman to finish her ramblings. After she was finished she asked if she could understand her. The woman nodded and tried again, "Manke naa amin? Where am I?" "You are on board the Onyx Cityship; Medical Ward. I am one of the supervising physicians," Natsumi replied. "Do you know how you ended up here; do you know your name?" She asked. "I was... We were fighting a Uuvanimo... We were over run. I do not remember much else. Did anyone else make it out?" The patient spoke slowly as if she was trying to find the correct words. "I am Sanya... Isilme." Her expression was pained but she tried to offer a grateful smile. "Flying stone city?" "We did not find anyone else though that does not mean that there were no other survivors. I am not sure what a Uuvanimo is." Natsumi was summoned away by a nurse whom told her Ari had arrived. Natsumi returned to the patient. "One of my commanding officers is here and would like to speak with you; is that okay?" She asked as waited for confirmation before opening the door. "I will answer what I can," she nodded in approval. Sanya's expression was pensive as she softly added, "They might have fallen back to the Anarríma." Natsumi lets Ari in and the girl comes over and says. "I'm Ari Mizriki; one of the command staff for Trinity... Can you explain who you are, where you are from and what happened to get you in that I assume it’s an escape pod" She asked. Sanya blearily watched Ari as the stranger approached, still attempting to clear the fluid from her eyes. There still seemed to be some sort of lag in her comprehension of what they were saying. Her hand settled on the edge of her coffin and she considered her answer. "We were under attack. The Uuvanimo..." Her fingers brushed against the edge of her torn suit. "Struck our... home. I was at the Pelori... everything turned red. The red spread over us and ... I remember hearing them screaming... I was drowning and... I woke up here," her voice trembled and hands as she forced herself to stay calm. "I see... So, you were with your world's defense forces or? Doctor you think you could get something to help her with her eyes?" Ari asked Natsumi noticing Sanya was struggling. "If so; name, rank and assignment?" Ari then continued. "What military were you with if? I see your world uses the gems, what do you know of them? Can you tell me about the Uuvanimo? Now I understand these questions are difficult but if we are to help we must know what happened. If I were to find some starcharts do you think you could show us where you hail from?" "Sanya Isilme, Osta en' i' Uruite Tinechor," Sanya replied slowly, though the translator didn't seem to know what to make of what she said. "Alethea was what we called our home." She seemed to consider the rest of the questions. "Uuvanimo... large, sharp teeth, eat us, keep us... raiders." Her hand settled on one of the facets of her pod. "These are our Tinechor and val, they protect us." She slowly picked her words, seeming confused, "Hail? Ice balls in space? Meteoroids? I can show where we were. Ari laughed. "I'm sorry... See I come from another time and have a habit of using older English words to describe things. When I said ‘hail’ I meant, ‘where do you come from?’ I'll admit what they call, ‘Standard’ now is still like; well... I guess that is what a translator is for... I see... So... hum..." Ari was sent a report over her VX from Mimi on what she believed about these people. Ari pulled out her blue gem. "Do you recognize these?" She asked Sanya. Sanya tilted her head to one side at the gem. "Sky heartstone?" She was unsure if what to make of what Ari held. "Do the spirits dance within?" Her eyes glittered in the light, standing out against her grim smeared face. "Would you care to stay with us until we find your people and offer any help if that is required?" Ari asked. Sanya considered the offer for a moment and nodded. "If is not a trouble. Thank you. Any help would be good. But first, a shower would be a kindness for me." "I will have someone isue you quarters. I will also have the station commander and fleet XO meet with you soon as well... For now though you should eat, get better and also yeah; a shower and some clothes would be good. Someone form our operations staff will be by to get that sorted for you. I'll be in touch." Ari said before heading off to get those things handled for her leaving the Doctor with her.
Mission: Season 2 Mission 4: Finally... Something... Something... Location: Sumire's Office Timeline: November 13th 4566 Afternoon Tags: Upon exiting the lift, Ari and Sanya discovered that the ship's captain had departed the bridge. Ari's eyes scanned the bridge for someone that might give her an indication of where Sumire had gone. Her gaze traveled across backs turned towards consoles until see eventually met Trent's eyes and got his attention. He pointed towards Sumire's office door with a shrug. Ari nodded her thanks as she resuming leading Sanya across the bridge to the outside of the Captain's door. Sumire must have understood that this matter could be only spoken of in private. Ari pressed the call button, alerting the Captain of their presence. Remi replied, "Enter." Sanya waited for Ari to move before she followed. She straightened her shirt and wondered if she was adequately dressed for such a social interaction. She pursed her lips together and take a deep breath, nodding to Ari. "Inside then?" Ari nodded and led the way in. Ari and Remi looked at one another for a short moment. Ari snapped to attention and gave a sharp salute adhering to the formalities of their station. They were close friends, almost like family but protocol was still to be followed. She declared, "Captain, I present Warrant Officer Sanya Isilme. She's on provisional assignment with us due to her unique situation. The Onyx Rescue crews found her." "Thank you, Captain... Has she been interviewed and debriefed?"Remi inquired. "I handled that with some of the medical staff. Dr. Yamane gave her a clean bill of health," Ari responded. Remi looked over Sanya for a moment then said, "Thanks, Ari, I'll take it from here." Ari nodded and saluted, exiting the room after being summarily dismissed. Remi looked towards Sanya and just stood from her desk waiting. Remi was a half Asian, black haired, blue-eyed woman at 5 foot 8, she was taller than most Asians. She wore a black Trinity uniform and had her black long straight hair tied up. Sanya stood quietly as she gave an awkward salute that mimicked the one that Ari had offered. Her silver eyes easily met Remi's azure ones, both women stood at roughly the same height. Moisture still clung to her shoulder length dirty blonde hair and dampened the shoulders of the ill-fitting gray uniform jacket she had borrowed. Her complexion was pallid as one would expect from a woman that had been recovered from some a period of suspended animation and a sense of exhaustion still lingered at the edge of her eyes. Her posture was overly formal, guarded, like she was expecting something to jump out at her at any moment. If Remi had to guess, Sanya might have been in her mid to late twenties but who could really know how long she had been out in that escape pod. "The Gods greet you and bid you thanks for your hospitality and assistance," Sanya said breaking the building silence with a polite greeting that came out in translation with a strange accent. "I am Osta en' i' Uruite Tinechor, Sanya Isilme of Alethea, daughter of Conall and Alea Isilme. I was told to present myself to you for sorting into a new path." Remi smiled; the woman was at around the same age as her, maybe even slightly older. She nodded in return and seeing this person was more into formality than military protocol, she assumed that Sanya was a civilian. Remi came out from her desk and lightly bowed. "I'm Princess Sumire Rembrant of Orteria; I am the Captain of the Trinity Forces Ship Lavie and the Executive Officer of the Trinity Combined Service's First Task Force. I also command its tactical team." She then finished her bow. "I assume you were not part of your worlds military just based on your actions. Please; have a seat and explain to me what transpired to bring you to us... I do admit that I am more a politician than a soldier, but the state of things required such to occur... Would you like a drink or something to eat?" She asked gesturing for the woman to seat herself on the couch in her office. Sanya nodded and took the offered seat. "The Osta act as the shield, we defend as we were divined to do but I am not a warrior, war is not my purpose though I am capable of combat," she replied politely. "We present ourselves to Cálala and state our lineage, so they may know the whole of our hearts before they weigh our souls." Her cheeks flushed pink for a moment as she caught herself, "Apologies. You did not ask for an explanation for my introduction... but I would gladly accept whatever hospitality you wish to extend; the Gods would not favor it for me to decline." "I see; now forgive me however, Osta, could you explain to me what that means? Calala, is still the name of your god or the one you worship? Please forgive my ignorance for not understanding, I am also from a different planet," Remi commented as she got herself tea from the replicator. "Tell me what was the date on your world? I also did not ask for you to explain your introduction as it’s not necessary. I am not going to send you away for saying something wrong, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and understandings.The rules that govern soldiers do not govern civilians. I am except from such rules anyway; I am nobility after all and that comes with its own rights and responsibilities, like protecting all those under me. Some may say I am more valuable than anyone else on this ship though I disagree. As I am royalty, it is my duty to give myself for my people if that is what must happen," she explained as she got Sanya some tea and a desert dish that was something like a cinnamon roll but from Otoria; it was like a cinnamon square with different sweet sugars atop it. Long thin, fingers traced the rim of the tea cup and Sanya seemed pleased with the feel of the dish before she lifted the cup in both her hands. She raised her gaze to the ceiling for a moment before she lowered it again and took a careful sip of the tea. She smiled, and the warmth of the drink helped bring some color to her complexion. "Osta," Sanya started and paused for the translator to adjust to her intention before she tried again, "It means Defender. We are meant to protect our people and families from disharmony in the community, but we also lend our strength to the shields of our homes. Cálala, is a warrior caste leader. They hold position like our clan elder. We all work in harmony to protect our home but Osta are a shield, the Ohtatyáro - the warriors, act as the sword. We must be whole, or we will die. There are many that seek to make us prey and we do what we can to stay alive... not many survive if we are taken from our home... if I am here... it means we are lost and my family.... " Sanya’s hand trembled and caused the cup to groan in protest. She quickly sat the cup down and closed her eyes for a moment to collect her thoughts. "We were in the age of Rauko, in the 700th generation of the Cainen Hini," Sanya added once she recollected herself. "I pray that I am wrong. And they yet live." "Hmm. Thank you for the explanation. Ah I see, you are a step below a soldier; more like a police officer or guardsmen. I am uncertain of this but there is no way to determine how long you were in whatever escape pod our soldiers rescued you from. Your home may or may not exist. The people you care for may or may not currently live. In all honesty, we have no way to know. I hope we can find your home but, it is more likely we might not be able to. I am just letting you know that, if you want to leave us after hearing that, I will understand and arrange for you to be left at the next civilization we arrive at. If you want to stay with us though just know that I can't promise we can get your home or that there will be a home to go back to; I can help you cope, teach you and give you things to do... I can even eventually be a friend but there is no way to make certain you will find home... I hope you understand this.... I hope I am wrong but... well... even if I am I don't know we can get you home as I already said," Sumire explained trying to be as down to Earth but as compassionate as possible. "The seas of fate are controlled by none by the Gods. I was cast adrift and lost," the tone of Sanya's voice dropped, and moisture swelled up in her tears. "I have been brought back to a foreign shore, I have been blessed with a chance. The Gods have brought me here, I will follow where this new path will lead me." Sanya's smile was bittersweet as she looked up once more, the threat of tears still lingered. "If I am the last of my line, they live on within me. The Gods will lead me home if the time comes. My mother always said that even if we can't control the tide, we can choose if we drown. I can swim further out, or I can swim towards a shore." "That is the spirit," Remi nodded. "If your home is well and you return to it then the Gods willed it; if not, well... the Gods willed that too. I am sorry that this happened, but we will try to make the best of it," she soothed, taking a moment to steer the conversation towards more immediate matters as gently as she could, "So, I know you mentioned that you want me to assign you somewhere. Let me ask you this question then- what skills do you have that we could use? Also, would you like me to arrange to have to someone give you knowledge of our language and some basics of things here? It will not fix everything, but it will help you understand our ways and read our words and the like. I can also have one of our implants set up for you; it is a small object that is placed inside of you and allows you to contact others, see information and know how you feel," she explained. "I would like to know more so that I do not have to use," Sanya tapped the left side of her head by her ear. "Mine seems broken but I would like to read. I am like a guard? Most of my knowledge is closer to my home, I do not know if you have need of my shield, my Naur, if my ...Noire was strange. Your people were interested in the crystals there. I do not know if that helps you but I want to pay back the hospitality shown to me. My life was saved by your ship, I owe you a blood debt." "It is our job to save others; we are part of the governments emergency forces. We are supposed to save people. As for crystal, you mean gems, like this?" Remi asked pulling out a box and opening it; it contained one of each of the gems including one that looks like the purple one that is in Sanya. "These are amazing. I only really know how to use the blue one well. I was trained by a skilled teacher of them. I know how to use the others just, the blue is my main one. Tell me, what do you know of these?" She asked. "The Gods dance within them. They are a part of us, they are our souls. We call them heartstones when they are found like that but not all of skilled with working with the Gods," Sanya replied with a sniff, her voice found a neutral tone with the change of topic. "Each color represents a different God, a part of their grace they allow us to share. We can use their power if we are lucky or be consumed by them if the Gods do not favor us." She watched Remi interact with the gem stones with growing curiosity but did not try to touch them or reach for the box. "How do you use them?" Sanya politely inquired. Remi grabded one of the blue gems and closed her eyes focusing her mind. A small bit of water came out of the stone in response. She then stabbed herself with a pen hard enough to draw blood. She then touched the gem's water to the new wound to heal herself. "It is a healing power. So how do you know about them; did someone teach you or…? Sanya's eyes glittered as she watched Remi's interactions with the stone, they shimmered violet for a moment before returning to their silver tone. Sanya considered Remi's question before she shook her head. "We open our hearts and souls to the Gods and they speak to us. We can ask for their assistance and guidance, but we are not taught by another how to use heartstone. It's like.... seeing the air. It touches everything, and we feel it as it flows around us." "Interesting. We teach others how to use them, it requires energy of the soul; energy of the mind to be able to use them effectively and even more so, it requires an understanding; like you say... It is hard to teach, it is something within us. Some people can't learn how to use them." Remi looked questioningly at her. "So ... what can you do with one?" She asked. "I use them to protect," Sanya replied. "My order creates the Shield of Fire that encircles the Alethea, but we can make smaller ones to shield people too. Others guide the Alethea through the endless sea. I can use them in other ways, but I do not like to take the gift of the Gods to hurt other living beings." With some measure of hesitation, she stretched out her hand to Remi. "Would you like me to show you?" Remi nodded, "Indeed... Please show me your gift." Sanya's hand remained outstretched as she took a deep breath, closing her eyes. Upon exhaling she softly prayed, "Seldarine tena amin ar' taina a' amin lle mela." A faint violet glow spread over her starting from her chest and moved away from her body as she opened her eyes. The air prickled with electricity as a violet dome formed around them, and the couch. Amethystine light bled into Sanya's eyes as she looked at Remi with a reassuring smile. "It's safe, you can touch it if it pleases you." She gestured to the shield dome.