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Re: Terrors of the Uncharted World
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2013, 10:19:31 pm »
"Bernuk Goal, archeologist.  Formerly of Attena Academy,"  Bernuk said, "Speciality in Prothean artifacts.  Interesting that they would invite such an accomplished physician to a dig site.  Would have assumed ExoGeni wouldn't feel it necessary to hire outside their own pool at such a high commission.  Very interesting."
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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2013, 10:30:18 pm »
She shrugged. "I'm going to assume that they've found something biological in the ruins, who knows with Exogeni? All I know is that they hire the best, and I'm not a girl that'll turn down sixty million." Katrin turned to the Asari. "And what about you, miss?"
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Re: Terrors of the Uncharted World
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2013, 11:49:27 pm »
"You have on a lovely choice of clothing," Isani said sincerely, taking her seat, and buckling up. "I have always wished for such confidence, but it is difficult to gauge what the employer wants. I wonder which of us he will prefer."

To the drell's question, Isani smiled. "I am an archeologist, I spent a brief time on Mars at the Prothean digsite to offer my advice, but my relatives called me away to Illium in the space of a year, so I did not obtain the chance to see the live prothean with my own eyes, much to my disappointment."

She turned to the Salarian. "So you're fresh out of the Academy? Have you any past research experience?"

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Re: Terrors of the Uncharted World
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2013, 11:58:05 pm »
The chatty asari's comments made Bernuk's eyes narrow, "I was an assistant professor there.  What practical experience do you have?"
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Re: Terrors of the Uncharted World
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2013, 12:04:48 am »
"I'm sorry," Isani said quickly to the Salarian. "I did not mean to offend. Perhaps I have spent too long engrossed in my work..."
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« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2013, 12:11:14 am »
Katrin could barely squeeze out a 'thank you' before the followup brought down the Salarian's wrath.

Gods, give me strength. This is going to be a long two years.

"Shut. Up!" Kat growled at the Salarian. "I hold seniority over you, Professor Bernuk, a decade's worth of saving lives, a lot of it during the Reaper War. So, if I have to pull rank in order to keep this two years we have to spend together peaceful, I will." she ran her eyes between the two of them before she spoke again. Katrin sighed. "So please. Let's not kill each other before we even land."
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Re: Terrors of the Uncharted World
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2013, 12:20:02 am »
Isani went silent at the Drell's words, significantly chagrined as she ran over in her mind the past moment, unsure of what she had done wrong.

Eventually, she sighed, hoping that it wouldn't be so difficult to communicate with whoever she met at the Research facility.

The shuttle ride seemed to be taking a while...
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Re: Terrors of the Uncharted World
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2013, 10:57:37 am »
Icarus took note of the shuttle and it's passengers and concluded this shuttle was the one that would be taking the researchers to the ExoGeni research facility and acted accordingly. It hacked into the shuttle's main computer and triggered a common software bug which would keep the shuttle from taking off until the pilots had reset the computer. While the crew were distracted, It placed a small tracking beacon on the inner side of the shuttle's rear thruster. An unlikely location. Icarus already knew where the shuttle was headed, but he would take no chances with potentially false information. Once the bug was placed, It moved quickly out of the area before it's cloak had to recharge.

[testing tracking system...]

[Test complete. tracking system online.]
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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2013, 12:30:35 pm »
When the Shuttle refused to lift off, Katrin groaned. "If it's not one thing, it's another. How many more people do we have to pick up?"
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Re: Terrors of the Uncharted World
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2013, 02:49:33 pm »
The drell's outburst caused Bernuk to chuckle, "Age and seniority means little to a species that lives less than half a century.

"If ExoGeni has put a physician in charge of an archaeology dig, something's up.  I deal with dead bones and artifacts.  Not living things."
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« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2013, 02:51:53 pm »
"Well, you never know. Maybe they just wanted me for my winning personality." Kat replied. "Someone has to offset the wet-blanket Salarian."
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Re: Terrors of the Uncharted World
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2013, 03:39:40 pm »
"They hired me to work, not to socialize," Bernuk said as he began to read a journal article about pre-prothean civilizations, "I'll wait till I get find out more--what's the point of having thirty million credits on a top secret digsite, anyway?"
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« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2013, 03:47:20 pm »
"I suppose it's an incentive." Katrin leaned back in her seat. "Not many people are willing to sign away two years of their life. Surprised to see a Salarian as young as you here."
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« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2013, 03:56:21 pm »
"It is a great incentive--what I mean, is what good is 30 million credits on the rock itself," he said as he continued reading, "Doubt there will be much to spend it on--and vacations seem unlikely.  Also, I am seventeen, roughly middle aged by our standards.  Would hardly consider self 'young.'  Just un-noteworthy."
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Re: Terrors of the Uncharted World
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2013, 04:15:19 pm »
Katrin decided to let up before the conversation became awkward. "Well. I'm sure we'll all be noteworthy by the time this is over. And Credits are Credits. I don't know about you, but 60 million is more than worth giving up two years." she looked out the window. "I wonder who else they brought along."

Kat couldn't help but wonder about Salarian biology. Seventeen... He's been through my level of school, and probably knows about as much, and yet he's barely old enough for me to take him for a beer down on Earth. Biology's **** up.
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