RP: Elysia [Elysia] ECV Raven, Mission 1 - Catching the Scent

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"Alright, Thank you Icarus." said Raduriel. She lowered the transceiver from her lips and lent against the wall, closing her eyes and thinking. "If i can get access to the main network, i might be able to pull up schematics of the ship." She opened her eyes and said out loud "Maintenance Diagrams! Hey Icarus, Any idea where maintenance might be on the ship? Or even just a networked terminal. i might be able to pull maintenance diagrams from it to give us a better idea of where we are, as well as run some system diagnostics to determine the stability of the artificial gravity."
 
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Senna also peeked over the edge again as Sofiel slowly made her way down. The small Elysian let out a soft huff as her friend had landed safely. Glancing at her toolbelt, she rolled her shoulders momentarily and let out a soft murmur under her breath. Before heading to work on fastening herself to the rope. Slowly cracking her knuckles as she put her feet on the edge. Before slowly rappeling down. Glancing down at the odd sight of the three already standing on the wall.

When she finally reached the gravity spike, Senna stumbled onto the floor between the three, letting out a soft giggle. "Majestic as ever, sorry to keep you waiting."
 

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Empyrean - Main Hall

Alexia lowered a hand to help up their newest member on the wall regain her feet with a suppressed giggle, at least the tension seemed to have died down in the group as they all lightened up a bit. "Well I guess we should keep moving, we've spent a lot of time just getting in here after all." She said.

ECV Raven - Bridge

"The engineering department is close to the rear from preliminary scans and the existing maps we have, if you want to try and pull any information from it I suggest you get moving the power seems to still be rising and I still have no idea why it is or when it will peak."
 

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"Yeah, like Alexia said, we need to get a move on." said Raduriel. She reached down and grabbed some of the rope that was next to her, tying it onto a nearby pole. "Everyone hold onto this as we go, that way if the gravity suddenly drops off we won't fall to our deaths." she said, nervously. Slowly she began to walk towards the back of the ship. "Also, Keep an eye out for anything that looks like a network port, the sooner i can get in, the better off we'll be."
 
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Empyrean - Main Hall

Alexia continued down the hall with Raduriel close behind, nodding at the other elysians earlier comment the raven sister had the length of cable firmly in her grasp as she walked her way down the hall, her helmeted head moving from side to side, up and down with the attached light both lighting their way and looking out for points of interest. "Keep the magnetic clamp from your pack handy too Raduriel, I haven't seen anything interesting looking yet although we are in a long hall so I doubt there will be much more than doors." She said over her shoulder to the other girl.

With gravity on their side, the team was able to make fast work traversing the hall with no signs of system failure before they reached the door at the end which connected to a large common are according to Icarus and Senna's map. Unlike the airlock this door simple shuddered and managed to grind open as they approached, several thousand years overdue machine grease squeezing out between the door and its frame as it attempted to retract. Almost immediately the air became thick with the smell of machines and their inner components, the sight on the other side of those doors however was vastly more grim than the entrance to the ship.

Empyrean - Common Zone 1

As expected all the furniture had crashed into a heap at the far wall as a result of the lack of gravity until recently, on the floor were several very faint stains which could have once been blood outlined in such a way to suggest a body dragging itself or being dragged across the floor in some fashion. Unlike the door the odor of the room beyond was simply stale, after such a long time anything which had once had a smell had long since lost its scent, in the far left corner atop the pile of tables, chairs, shelves and other assorted items was a large mess of shiny mucus which had now spilled onto the floor slightly.

Unlike the hall the lights in this room were either turned on or completely destroyed with an uneven light shape cast over the environment although there was plenty of light to see from any point in the room. Somewhere just below the surface of the mucus a soft blue light blinked slowly at the explorers as if waiting for someone to save it from it's squishy prison. It was obvious that many of the connecting doors to the common area were non-functioning as some were damaged and others simply had no indicator lights, however on the right side wall a larger sliding door labeled "Crew Only" seemed to still be in working condition with several other doors indicating they had been manually locked within the system.

"Well, I guess we have completed the first leg of the trip." Alexia said while gingerly stepping through the doorway to test if the gravity was also active in this section of the ship, which to her delight it was. "Well, we know we need to get to the engineering area to find out what's causing this phenomenon, but does anyone else think it might be a good idea to look around before we leave again?" The raven sister asked, her eyes already on the other doors of the room.

Room is rectangular with sloped corners, at the far end a large collection of furniture is blocking the engineering doorway with the sign barely visible unless properly inspected.

to their immediate left is a small open kitchen area suitable for 2 people cooking at once, all the cupboard doors have been torn off and some are visible in the pile at the bottom.

There is a maintenance hatch in the ceiling easily big enough for an elysian (the ship was made by birbs after all)

The blood stains are like drag marks although very faint and no other signs to suggest either violence or a corpse being in or having happened in the room.

The only working doors are the crew only on their right, engineering which is not visible without inspection of the pile and cannot be reached, kitchen store room also on the left is the final unlocked door. There is a total of 6 other doors which are damaged or locked with a second door covered by the debris leading to the medical wing, this door is also invisible without closer inspection and is currently half open but stuck.
 

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"Hey what's going on in ther~" the Dove's cheery question cut itself off as she took in the sight before her - the blood, the gunk, the general eeriness... it made the already pale girl's expression behind her mask pale further as she took in the grim scene.

"...well this isn't good..." the civillian engineer managed to mutter after a few seconds as she finally managed to snap out of the initial shock, admittedly Sofiel was the furthest thing from relaxed in this moment but she was at least closer to it - if only by a fraction.

"We should look around a bit, methinks..." the Dove-winged woman continued to speak half-heartedly as she looked around, those large eyes of a golden hue squinting to see if she could get a better focus on the glowing thing inside the amorphous blob but to no avail - leading to curiosity getting the better of her as young Miss Castien picked up what looked like it had once been a shelf support and poked it into the blob to try and pry the glowy thing free, ready to leap back at a moment's notice.
 
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Main Hall

The two military folk hopped off the edge, ready to cancel their momentum with rope and 'jetpack' once they hit the artificial gravity field. The moment they hit, they pulled on the rope, stopping themselves within the first bubble. They slowly pseudo-rappeled themselves down this way, slowly descending the corridor.

Common Zone 1

"Eww..." came Meissa's first reaction. She was no stranger to blood, but it was more a sense of primal disgust rather than horror. The intelligence agent, however, was already on the case.

"No signs of violence, so it could have been a butchered livestock of some sort. Or the creature was recently deceased when probable incision was made." the much older intelligence agent began analyzing. "I don't have a field kit on hand, so deep analysis isn't possible. It may be possible that the blood trail could have led from another room where a fight broke out, and then cleaned or fallen away. But that hypothesis cannot be true since it makes no sense that it would go partways."

"Alternatively...it may not have been a creature being dragged out, but a creature dragged in." Corvina finished. "It could be something dying that sat right where the trail ended, then when the gravity system broke, fell into the pile. I find that to be the most likely outcome of the three."
 
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Common Zone - 1

Alexia continued to poke around several of the locked and sealed doors, the labels had either been damaged or removed in most cases except for a few which happened to belong to the open doors. "Yeah looking around sounds good. I can see two open doors from here, we got a store room and restricted access by the looks of it, maybe security of some kind?" Alexia mused, turning to shrug at the team a little as she poked her head into the store room finding nothing but a small pile of ruined storage containers.

As Sofiel poked at the gunk the faint glow continued as consistent as always, within a few moments the piece of debri she'd been using as a tool paid off and the small device was pried from the slime with a pop. On its surface was a number, '02' and the trademark buttons of a basic recording device.

VI, VIII, MMMCDLXII
I have been here for the worst of fifteen days. It would appear that some of the others have grown accustomed to each other. Miserable things. I would explain what in particular about this behaviour makes me feel so. Yet alas, I have no explanation. Perhaps I feel that it is pathetic to seek consolation with others. I could conceive that requiring another for emotional security would be piteous at the least. Though in sincerity, I am unsure.
- JG
 

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As Raduriel walked into the common Zone, she turned her nose up at the sight of blood. She had never been a huge fan but was no stranger. Trying to avoid looking at it, she began walking through the room, casting a glance over everything. As she scanned, the blinking blue light caught her attention. Walking over to it, she gently brushed the mucus off the surface, hoping to have found some form of computer.

"Could not agree with you more, Alexia. Who knows what might be down here. Hell, not even Icarus knows what caused this ship to end up here, there could be any sort of unspeakable monsters down here." She said, feigning confidence. "Also, since where in what appears to be a common area, everyone keep your eyes out for a computer of some kind, even if its just a working door controller would give me enough access to run diagnostics and maybe find a map."

She looked around at the team and thought to Herself "What brought us all here? Such an unusual crew"
 
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Common zone 1

Senna took Alexia's hand with a meek yet thankful nod, pulling herself up as she cleared her throat. "Yeah, let's," she agreed with the Elysian that offered to help her up, dusting off her robes before lgancing down the the hall. Following the rest, she couldn't help but glance around, though there was nothing of note in the walls that surrounded them. Though, feeling a pang of anxiety as she realized they were descending to what in essence was a mass grave.

Upon entering the crew room, Senna's nose crinkled slightly. "That smell, it's-... Quite something," she said, taking a deep breath through her mouth. Before shaking her head. Dessicated corpses, something she had come in contact with before. But the humid warmth that wafted in her face was something the lithe Elysian could never get used to. The dragmarks, the ripped out cupboard doors, she regarded them with empty eyes. A last, desperate attempt to not fall to their deaths.

Exhaling a soft sigh, she glanced over to the rotting heap at the far end of the room. Senna took it upon herself to inspect the barricaded door, passing a hand across the sign to smear off whatever gunk covered it. Before taking a step back. Wiping a hand under her nose in a futile attempt to get rid of the disgusting scent that stung her nostrils. Vile enough that tears had set in her eyes.
 

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"Oh my, well that was quite~" The Dove pondered for a second after hearing the overly analytical, rather haunting recording she'd just discovered - the engineer assumed everyone else in the small space had heard it too but took a second to inspect the device for some kind of date she might be able to find before storing it in her satchel. "~y...yeah... anyway, hm," was what the engineer bumbled out before she began looking around for a computer, network node - hell anything she or her military equivalent could work with, hopefully together to speed things along.
 
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