Planning Doc: Battle on the Edge of Undrheim
Posted on Tue May 19th, 2020 @ 12:40pm by Rear Admiral Farenia Meowlith & Captain Enalia Telvan & Lieutenant Mona Gonadie & Petty Officer 2nd Class Ila Dedjoy & Emergency Medical Hologram (Adam Power) Mk X & Ahreva Malana & Death & Az'Prel & Aiva One & Maica III 47 & Kodria Mizu & Hera & Riov (Captain) Dalia Rendal & Baroness 2nd Class Schwein von Alcott & Baroness 3rd Class Sarika & Commander Rita Paris & Lieutenant Commander Mnhei'sahe Dox & Lieutenant Commander Thex sh'Zoarhi & Lieutenant Commander Sonak & Lieutenant Samuel Clemens XV & Lieutenant JG Tovanna Mah & Ensign Tanaak Sado & Lieutenant Tyra Ironhooves & Ensign Weiaex & Ensign Tathaa & Ensign Briaar Gavarus & Ensign Fiona O'Dell & Petty Officer 2nd Class 'Big Ethel' Jablonski & Petty Officer 3rd Class S'Rina Wil'I'Ams & Petty Officer 3rd Class V'Nus Wil'I'Ams & erei'Riov (Commander) Arrenhe t'Suil & Jaeih Dox-t'Aan & Deihu (Senator) Verelan t'Rul
Edited on on Tue May 19th, 2020 @ 12:42pm
Rendal, at the helm of her Cloaked Leosa Class Warbird,the Iurret, has used 4 undermanned D’deridex class Warbirds equipped with graviton generators to open a spacial rift using the data mined from what Gaia left in Dox’s head.
The Hera drops out of warp near the singularity to drop off the support craft, chafe and torpedos to attack the graviton generators and pull away. At this point, we KEEP Enalia’s “Sick Burn” scene where she taunts Rendal into following the Hera. We must add that there’s tremendous gravimetric shear from the portal making flying really challenging.
The support craft focus fire on one of the 4 ships. They have no active weapons as ALL power is being used to maintain shields, which are being weakened by the gravimetric shearing of the Gaia Singularity, and power the singularity.
The support craft attack is successful on the graviton generator and it explodes, causing a failure of the D’deridex’s engine core, leading to the collapse of it’s quantum singularity drive. The ship implodes with a dramatic death scene for it’s skeleton crew. Rendal sees her moment and does one of her patented 'warp hops leaving a sigularity in her wake' to further destabilize the singularity, because she is outta there. Thus Rendal and Starbase 336 escape while the Hera gets in trouble.
The Starbase and the Iurret warp out and, in their wake, the Hera and the 3 remaining D’Deridex was pulled IN.
This implosion had two effects. It creates it’s own singularity ripple which sucks in, then bursts outward like a huge gravity bubble of singularity which spreads outward and interacts with the singularity Rendal left on the other5 side of the rift, which in turn interacts with the existing rift as we put a handy haversack into a bag of holding as we toss them into a portable hole. This catches the Hera, enveloping her and pulling her in, while forcing the 3 remaining d’deridex ships to alter their configuration to keep the rift open as the universe groans at the strain they are putting on it.
O’Dell had already timed a warp jump to escape the explosion, so she is outside the gravity bubble as it expandsa, the only witness to what happened to the USS hera and the three surviving D'Deredix class. But the other support craft and the Hera are absorbed by that subspace doppler effect to be pulled into the vortex caused by the D’deridex implosion. The remaining support craft are recovered at the last minute on the Flight Deck.
O’Dell is left in normal space with one of the Romulan Towing vessels that escaped the collapse in a “Romulan Flight Eagle”. This is Romulan Space Mater, where both must wait for the Persepohne, which is apx. 3 hours behind and on it’s way.
Sometime during this all, off camera, t’Suil escaped in an escape pod and the Persephone picks her up BEFORE recovering O’Dell and Romulan Mater.
I'ma name him Nader. I have a whole bit ready for this.
On the other side of the now closed Rift, the Hera and the 3 D’Deridex are trapped in what we will learn is called Undrheim. A realm of nightmares Odin stashed the base in. “A Realm buried deep beneath the roots of Yggdrasill, the world tree. A realm where the old gods slumber.” And it’s that slumber that’s one of our ticking clocks, because their slumber causes nightmares to plague the crews with eventual madness.
The three D’Deridex had no more than 400 crewmembers between them, and the three commanders were ranked as two Lieutenants and one SubCommander. They were all picked and put on these ships only days ago without any knowledge of what they were doing. The Mission Commander was on the ship that blew up, whose name was blah and blah.
One of the ships is enveloped by the reality of Underheim and is slowly eaten by the sparkly space, leaving it’s crew to be beamed over to one of the other ships, so there’s a PHYSICAL threat as well that requires escaping from.
Because of her symbiote and essentially having two minds, Enalia succumbs FIRST after mentioning that, because the formula to open the Gaia Singularity was extracted from Dox’s mind, and Dox is off the ship, it might be recoverable from KODRIA, whose mind was made of the mental patterns of Dox, Sam, Rita, Asa, and Mona.
On the Persephone, O’Dell and Romulan Mater are recovered, along with T’Suil. (Aw, someone gave Dobby a sock.) and O’Dell has DETAILED scans on the Banshee she took during the attack that reveals that where the singularity WAS is damaged and thin, and the Persephone begins hitting that spot with Gravitons: The Hera’s “Candle in the Dark”.
Back on the Hera, the crew is beginning to succumb to nightmares.
OOC: Dee- We don't have to address Hera. I forgot, she will be OFF SHIP! D'oh!
Characters off the ship: Mnhei'sahe Dox, Jaeih Dox, Az'Prel, Petty Officer Ethel Jablonski, Mona Gonadie, Petty Officer Liu, Hera
Individual NIGHTMARE stories! Solo fun! Captain's challenge for the month, a solo story nightmare from each character.
Rita must talk to Kodria to try and figure out how to get the data she doesn’t know she knows out of her head. In the real world, it took Dox accessing enough of her mental discipline keeping the Ju’rot device from re-writing her mind to “activate” that hidden data. Perhaps we can do something similar by Rita diving into Kodria’s mind on the holodeck or something really cool to get the data. Keep in mind, the data was enough to fry a Warbird’s computers pretty well, so there’s a risk. But since Kodria is SENTIENT, she may be able to access the information better.
Rita has a plan. When does Rita NOT have a plan?
With the instructions in the ship's computers, Sonak can science our way out using the two remaining graviton generators, and we beam the other crews onto the Hera. Perhaps, the other ships are destroyed in the process of us getting home? I'm thinking two ships form a straight line, there has to be a third, so the Hera will have to rig a graviton generator to help out, they have to coordinate flipping out into realspace at the same time- a matter of trust. A theme for all of this, as the Romulan and Hera crews will need to trust one another to get out of this alive.