"Over Analysing is not Something that Shillians are Known for "
(Previous Post: "Troubled Mind")

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Deck 13, Stellar Cartography
Stardate: 63073.0300

The huge spherical room had been set to display in all of its charms and mysteries the destination of the USS ANUBIS. The OFREAN SECTOR stretched for seventy five light-years across, and contained a wide variety of planetary systems, rogue asteroids and other spatial phenomenon that could have very easily drawn the attention of the Shillian Science Officer. Despite all of these distractions the Chief Science Officer had focussed all of her time and research onto the YUDARA Asteroid Field where the rumours of the USS PARADOX had lead them to.

A grand total of four hundred and seventy two asteroids of various shapes and size could be found within the borders of the YUDARA Asteroid Field, some had been no larger than a cargo box while others were larger than certain moons. Although their mission had required the crew to venture to the trade center beneath the protective dome built on the largest planetoid, the interest of the Chief Science Officer had been on the surrounding, smaller asteroids.

Since the ANUBIS had been well out of sensor range, the Shillian Scientist had been forced to use the limited data contained within the archives to begin her research. The Chief Science Officer had still hoped that her work could lead to discovering a way to use both the sensors and transporters to help in the search for the USS PARADOX, although the preliminary work had not been overly promising.

It had now been over two hours since the Scientist had entered Stellar Cartography and began work on this self-imposed project, the lack of progress during that time though had started to weigh on the Shillian. "If only I could use our sensors to scan for the concentration and special properties of those minerals, I might be able to figure out if a change in the frequency of the scanning beams combined with the addition of sub-harmonic resonances would be able to produce any notable results," the Shillian mumbled to no one in particular, especially given that she had been the only one in the room. "Maybe a multi-phasic scan could get better results," the Scientist continued as if someone else had been there with her, "or a quantum scan sent through sub-space could work. Granted both of those options would have much lower sensitivity and accuracy but the objective is after all to locate a ship, not a small pointed piece of metal hidden within a large number of small plastic tubes meant for drinking. An other idea could be for us to use the VIPERS, they would have to use visual navigation to avoid crashing into some of the faster moving asteroids, but those ships are rather manoeuvrable. With a few modifications made to their sensor grid I am sure that they would be able to scan the majority of the asteroid field in just a few days, that is of course if they don't crash into something first."

The Shillian woman sighed and leaned back into the chair visibly distraught by her latest thoughts. "I need a break before I end up sending the ANUBIS into a gravitational sinkhole just to make sure that my thoughts do not go flying all over the place."

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Deck 16, Black Hole Lounge
Stardate: 63073.0315

With her nose buried in one PADD and two others firmly in her grasp, the Shillian Scientist stepped into the main gathering area of the USS ANUBIS with the idea that a change of scenery would do her some good. So it was very unexpected for the Chief Science Officer to find several members of the senior staff sitting together at a table when she lifted her gaze from the device to insure she would not be running into anyone or anything.

As if having sensed the arrival of the Shillian, Eve turned and promptly invited the Scientist to join them. It was only after the Counsellor became the target of some rather unpleasant glares that the Human-looking woman wondered in silence if she had done something wrong.

Jessica Solarik {maya_992003@yahoo.com}
Lieutenant Commander Maya
Chief Science Officer

"To see the world in a grain of sand,
and a heaven in a wild flower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour."
- William Blake (British, 1757-1827)