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  1. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala nodded, "Ma'am." She glanced at T'set and Jensen and headed for the turbolift, pausing inside to let them onboard as well before telling it to take them to the shuttle bay.
  2. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala frowned. Her off the cuff reaction was to negate. The shuttle would be just as much at risk as a probe, and with people on board. But looking at it the other way, the alternative was for the entire Destiny to essentially do the same thing, with zero chance of evading detection and a whole lot more people in it. "I should be on the shuttle," she said finally. "We won't want to run active sensor sweeps once we're inside, and I may be able to sense threats passive sensors wouldn't."
  3. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    "We're flying blind," Lt Batim says. "I'd say send a probe in ahead of us and go to yellow alert. Red alert before we cross the cloaking field."
  4. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala leaned over a bit, frowning at the sensor readings. "That's...not...wait a second. It's not a hole in space, it's just an area we're not getting any sensor information from. Like a black hole or...some kind of cloaking device? But the region is huge. That'd take more power than ten starships could give it."
  5. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    "Our commanding officer is Captain Raymer," Batim reminded Jensen, meeting his eyes without blinking, "We'll follow her orders. That said..." She looked at the other officers, "He's right about the chatter. Everyone focus on your tasks. Leave the politics to the politicians. That's not our job." "Everyone to your duty stations." The lieutenant nodded and headed to the turbolift to go to the bridge.
  6. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    "The starbase has lost contact with a science vessel, the Crater," Anjala replied. "The Captain is briefing with Captain Zhao, but has instructed us to be ready to leave by the time she's done. Resupply notwithstanding, we're the closest ship to the last known location of the Crater." "We'll resume resupply once we return, with the Crater. Now, what's our status on readiness?"
  7. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala nodded then gestured at the others at the dinner. "You heard her everyone, back to the Destiny, doubletime." She got up and signaled the duty officer on the Destiny with her commbadge. "Lt Watts, get the pre-launch checks started on Destiny. Triage the list, we may have to leave before everything's done." When the Lieutenant acknowledged, Anjala looked at the others. "I figure you have questions, I'll explain once we're on the Destiny. Come on." Lt Batim then headed out. Using the transporters had occurred to her, but this wasn't exactly an 'emergency,' yet. Beaming straight off the station would raise a lot of questions and probably make Raymer's job that much harder.
  8. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala was not fond of politics. Having grown up with parents who were diplomats, she'd been surrounded by the stuff most of her life. Political situations were all fine lines arranged in complex webs, where tugging one strand had cascading consequences that were really hard to predict. They were messy and often seemed like no-win situations. Zhao wasn't 100% wrong in his motivation, though what he was doing was pretty garbage...essentially kicking Destiny and its new captain when they were down. He could have chosen to support and show faith in them to try to improve their odds. Instead he was essentially offering and encouraging its officers to abandon ship. Which was garbage. So she leaned over towards Raymer and said in a quiet voice, "They lost contact with one of their science vessels, the Crater. They're going to ask the Maravel to investigate...but Destiny is a lot closer." Tugging this strand, Lt Batim hoped to get Raymer to go after Captain Zhao and suggest the Destiny could help...and hoped those unexpected consequences were things they could deal with.
  9. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala nodded, returning the smile. "If I wanted rest, I'd be back on Earth. Roberts, huh? All right. Lets see what we can do to keep him busy and out of trouble. Thanks for the orientation. Now I've got bunch of work to get started on so I'd better get started." She gave Jack something that was halfway between a salute and a good-bye wave, then headed for her new office. She wanted to meet the department heads, but they'd probably be too busy to yank into a conference room, so she'd probably have to go where they were. Then there was a lot of reading schedules and rosters and stock levels and logs to get herself up to speed. That office was probably going to be her home for awhile now...
  10. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    He turned assessing stormy grey-blue on Anjala, clearly curious about her next answer without exposing what he wanted that answer to be. "Now, what you like t'know 'bout the ship, specific like, instead of askin' me what I think you should know?" Anjala nodded then looked around and said, "The kind of thing this crew's been through, I'm seeing my role as being damage control and mitigation first, optimization and efficiency second. For me that means a lot of time reading dossiers and logs and manuals. It also means keeping myself available and visible so everyone gets used to me. It's probably going to be a little while before I know what the important questions to ask are. But..." She paused, then glanced at the Chief again. "How's morale, Jack? The ship must have been a pressure cooker."
  11. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    When she emerged from the Ready Room, Lt Batim looked around until she found Chief Cutter. "All right, Chief," she said with a nod, "Lets get started. I have several metric tons of things I have to look at, but you're the one with feet on the ground here. What's the elephant in the room on this ship?"
  12. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala opened her mouth to respond, then had to rethink. It was hard enough trying to talk intelligibly through her own mixed feelings. Being aware of the Captain's was making it even trickier. The obvious answers took on new meanings in light of the fears she sensed bubbling under the Rigellian's skull. Being selected for this was heady at first...a massive opportunity to show what she could do...and of course a terrifying potential to make mistakes that could affect hundreds of people's lives. If she was honest with herself, it was a responsibility she probably wasn't ready for, but it was something she very much wanted to grow into. What was sobering was that feeling that the Captain might have chosen her, perhaps without really thinking about it in those terms, to essentially be a check on her. As Raymer herself had said, she didn't want her curiosity to lead her to make dangerous decisions. Ah yes. Of course. Dangerous decisions like the one that led to a third the crew dying or being seriously injured. Dangerous decisions that she hoped Anjala would warn her about. Lt Batim nodded finally and said, "Yes, sorry...it takes a second to adjust. I was looking forward to pushing myself, but this was a bit more than I'd bargained for." She smiles. She and Raymer weren't so far apart...both of them grappling with having far more responsibility than they'd expected dropped in their laps. "That said, I wouldn't be here if I didn't believe in myself...or in the other officers of Starfleet. Everything I've heard so far tells me this is a crew that worked together under the worst of circumstances, and pulled through. That's the kind of crew I want to serve with. That's the kind of captain, I'd like to serve under." "We'll have to work out the logistics of it all, but I know we can make it work. So! I'll get started with the Master Chief, I'm sure he can help me out with all the information I'll need to get caught up. I'm sure I'll have specific questions as I go, but right now I'm thinking I'd rather hit the ground with my feet moving than pester you with things I can probably find out for myself. Is there anything in particular you'd like me to prioritize?" "Good I think we are on the same page. The Chief is a good man you can rely on him As for getting started we don't have any hting pressing. As soon as We get the crew aboard and settled we will see about restocking. So for now just get settled and My door is always open."
  13. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala's eyes widened as the captain recounted the story, reacting as much to the emotions roiling from her as to the words. "That's...quite a story, Captain," she said quietly. "I'm impressed that you're continuing on with all that. I guess we're probably a bit greener than you were hoping for." She nodded. "We won't let you down though." With a glance at her fellow officers, she added, "May I ask what the Destiny's mission profile is? You were surveying the nebula before, is this exploration? Recon?"
  14. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    A little crestfallen, Anjala followed J'sira over and gave the Master Chief a little wave. "Hey, Lieutenant Batim here but you already know that because you memorized the first pages of our files and know what we look like, hi," she said by way of introducing herself. Talk to the captain, eh? Well there was no chance she was in trouble yet. If it had just been the Lieutenants it could have just been the captain wanting to meet the higher ranking officers personally. New Orleans class ships didn't have such a huge crew that a captain couldn't get to know most of the officers. But some of the ensigns were coming too, so...maybe the captain had a good memory? But then...not ALL the ensigns were coming so... Well, it'd be good to meet the captain anyway, she reasoned. Maybe she could leave it at that. As a wise man once said, 'aye, and if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.'
  15. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala just nodded at J'sira. She had her own ideas about what might be going on, but it was really all just speculation at this point. It felt kind of hush hush to her though, with the orders so vague as to barely even be orders. If Starfleet wanted to keep the details of a mission under wraps, this wouldn't be a bad way to do it. The crew thing was definitely peculiar. She wondered if original crew was being discharged en masse as well...maybe flushing out a mole or something...or if this was to replace losses. J'sira was right to say that the ship didn't look like it had suffered losses...but space was a big and weird place. Maybe it had encountered something dangerous to life but not to the spaceframe itself. The mental chatter around Anjala was thick enough that she couldn't get a good read on Prescott, which was a bit of a shame. A lot of nervous, excited, confused people all bombarding her with the same feelings and questions did kind of drown nuance out. Even so, she checked her PADD...and didn't see any indication of where to go. She leaned over towards J'sira and showed her PADD. "Hey, is this broken?" she whispered. "I'm not getting a number here."
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