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Voices from Heaven ([personal profile] thespaceopera) wrote in [community profile] driftfleet2017-06-09 09:55 am

Calibration Post 1, "Daytime"

[ Not long after the shuffle, there's a ripple of static over the network - loud, sudden, and seemingly with no origin. It's puzzling, but there's no indication that it's going to happen again...

Until a minute later. Another surge of static comes in over the speakers, and then a voice - one some may find familiar, though not necessarily welcome, after all of this time... It's Diamond. Long time no speak, hmm?

Clearly, not all is well. She sounds very far away, for one. For another, she sounds... skeptical, almost alarmed. There may actually be real concern in her voice. ]

Again? Twice in one c--

[ Her sentence is cut short with a strangled gasp, followed by a moment of silence. What follows may be the sound of metal dragged across metal, but it's hard to place. When she speaks again, it's uncharacteristically monotonous. ]

... Bring them in.

[ A blip of lost time passes right after those words, before every passenger mysteriously wakes alone in their own unfamiliar room. The style of decor resembles that of the Marsiva's Hospitality Deck, if any passengers should remember what that's like. It sounds and smells the same as the host ship as well, all clean and chrome, but this set of rooms has only been used once, and for the very same purpose that befalls the fleet contestants now.

As for their hosts, there is no immediate sign of them, though some may recall a series of hideous, half-electronic screams before their memories begin to blur upon arrival...

Welcome back to the Marsiva, dear passengers. It's time for round two of calibrations. ]

[ This mingle will cover all non-calibration room interactions. Please continue to come back to it for the duration of the plot! You are, of course, free to post any other mingles/posts/etc. that you'd like. ]
sonof_mogh: (ready to fight)

[personal profile] sonof_mogh 2017-06-15 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[Worf had been searching for a communications room or some such place but with no luck. He had to admit that he didn't know the strange ship at all and had found himself wandering into what looked like a kitchen of some sort. At least the ship had some way of sustaining it's crew?

He narrowed his eyes when he spotted the blue alien woman seemingly tasting some sort of food.]

Are you new here too? I seem to be lost.
Edited 2017-06-15 18:33 (UTC)
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[personal profile] pb_n_jocular 2017-06-15 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I'm new. Fresh from a rather more exciting existence to this little tin-can of a glorified hallway.

[She's not excited about these protein pastes but she keeps thinking she should be able to find some mixture that'll be somewhat exciting. She scoops out a bit on her finger and sticks it in her mouth as someone addresses her, and turns to look at whoever's addressing her.]

Not a lot of places to get lost in here -- wait, look at you! You're not human! Goddess, I thought I was the only one! [She's visible excited about this revelation and abandons her food experiments to run up to get a closer look at him.] What are you? Where are you from?
sonof_mogh: (pissed)

[personal profile] sonof_mogh 2017-06-18 06:05 am (UTC)(link)
I am Klingon.

[The words spoken with pride and confidence, bordering on arrogance. Worf was fiercely prideful of his race and who he was.]

I am Worf, so of Mogh. Who are you?

[He wanted to know more about where he was and it seemed the blue woman might know. She seemed to want to know more about him than anything else.]

You are right, I am not human and nor it seems are you. Before I was brought here I was serving aboard the space station Deep Space Nine. Do you know why were brought here and how?
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[personal profile] pb_n_jocular 2017-06-19 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm Peebee. [She had a feeling this guy was going to be fun.]

No idea. Obviously some sort of bendy space-time hijinks because I've found exactly one human who knows where I'm from and at least one other who hadn't even gotten as far as motorized transportation let alone space travel.

[She's still astounded by that fact.] Deep Space Nine, huh? That some sort of a research station or something?
sonof_mogh: (determined)

[personal profile] sonof_mogh 2017-06-20 10:18 am (UTC)(link)

[Strange name but not the strangest he'd heard in his life. After all, he did live upon a space station with many races inhabiting it.]

It is a research station of sorts commanded by Starfleet. That is the organisation I work for.

[He didn't know how much he should tell PeeBee, since he had no idea who or what she was. He would keep it very low-key for now.]

What about you? What sort race are you?
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[personal profile] pb_n_jocular 2017-06-24 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
Peebee. [Confirmation; he heard that right.]

'Of sorts'? Well that just begs a whole ton of questions. Was the research taboo? Or maybe you had black market dealings? Oooo, onboard mafia? That shit can get real, fast. Or, so I've heard.

[She hops up so she's sitting on the counter, might as well get comfortable.] I'm an Asari, but I'm like; the best Asari you'll ever meet. Probably the only one right now, far as I can tell. Count yourself lucky on that.
sonof_mogh: (pissed)

[personal profile] sonof_mogh 2017-07-07 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Not quite.

[Did she have to speak so much? Worf was just trying to explain about DS9 but not give away anything revealing, as to jeopardise the station.]

I have never heard of the Asari. Are your people strong in battle?

[Because this was an obvious question to Worf, being the heroic warrior himself.]
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[personal profile] pb_n_jocular 2017-07-12 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yes; she does have to speak so much. Why do you speak so little, Worf? Don't worry, though, Peebee will take up the slack. Even in the action brackets! See how good she is?]

Oh, we are the strongest in battle. Asari Commandos? You do not want to mess with them. What about you, are you good in battle or are you just sporting that intimidating physique hoping people won't escalate it and find out you crumple like a wet blanket? You kinda look like a krogan had sex with a human.