Working the Problem
The Encounter 3X03
Location: Deflector Control
Timeline: MD 2 1000 Hours
Xynys Seltriss found herself back in Deflector Control, but this time it wasn't to keep the deflector from drawing too much power. Instead, Xynys wandered into the control center uncertain of the Commander's need for her presence. She wandered into the center of the room and looked around for the Commander or Ensign Three of Eight.
Trey saw Xynys and waved.
Xynys returned the man's wave and opened her mouth to say something. The whoosh of the automatic doors silenced her before she could speak.
Alidar arrived, carrying a PADD in his left hand. "I may have found a solution," he announced to the two officers awaiting his arrival. "There are no breakers that spread out the mass amount of energy. The shear amount of energy that will pass through the deflector causes a cascade reaction that overloads the ship's EPS relays until they degauss themselves."
The Romulan looked at the other two in the room, "Is there a way that we can create some kind of circuit breaker to trip before the Endeavour is disabled?"
The Gorn bobbed her head from side to side. Her gaze drifted to the ceiling and her mind's eye filled with images of butchered equipment and jury-rigged components. A long, low hissing like a human hum filled the air. "Maybe...maybe we could setup some capacitors..." She muttered, claws dragging back and forth across the inside of her palm.
Trey nodded as well. The last thing he wanted to do is mess with the power plant itself, especially since they'd just fixed the thing. "I concur."
"Maybe we could divert the excess power to the phaser banks or to the shields?" Alidar countered. "Capacitors, anything works at this point."
"Or divert it equally between phasers and shield if we get into a fight." Trey offfered
"We could even use some of the shuttle craft. It's not like we're using them right now," Xynys added. "We just need a place for the excess power to go."
"Shuttles works for me," Trey replied.
"Can you work up a way to transfer that amount of power that quickly? It requires a large draw, then a discharge." Alidar explained. "All we have is a single discharge, the deflector dish will require repair afterward."
Xynys frowned and scratched the back of her head. "If we can dump it into some of the ship's systems first and then bleed it off it may work better," She said. "Weapons and defensive systems can absorb the most energy, but I have a feeling you're going to want those intact..."
"Holodecks?' Trey offered.
"Yes!" Xynys exclaimed with a loud snap of her claws. "We can dump the power into them! It'll take me weeks to get them back up and running, but they can handle the power overload."
"Something tells me that we'll have a bit of downtime at a starbase after this mission," Alidar nodded. "We should make sure that their work crews have something to do while we make use of their facilities," he smiled.
"As a former yard engineer, Commander, I can assure you we find far more to fix than you or the Captain realize," Xynys hissed.
Alidar nodded his agreement, "Accurate, but in this case we can give the engineers some damaged holodecks or a ship in pieces."
"I think they'd prefer the holodecks, Commander," Xynys agreed. She looked to Trey. "Looks like we have our work cut out for us."
Trey nodded to Xynys. "Sure looks like it." he smiled
Lt. Cmdr. Alidar tr’Seroht
Chief Science Officer
USS Maine (destroyed)
Lt. JG Xynys Seltriss
Ensign Trey (3 of 8)