Vezok's Friend Posted December 25, 2022 Share Posted December 25, 2022 IC: [Ayiwah - Chiisai Ryuu] After a day that felt like months, the sun had finally dropped below the horizon and twilight was giving way to night. But activity in the village continued unabated - as did the commodore. Ayiwah was still awake, standing over the desk in her cabin, intensely studying a spread of charts, maps and other documents laid out before her, eyes flitting from one to the next, making annotations or taking notes where appropriate. This was the invisible yet critically important part of her job. One that had been rather small for the expedition alone and had now increased exponentially in complexity, literally overnight. The only part of the desk not covered in paper was a corner carefully kept free to make room for a half full mug of tea that had gone cold well over an hour ago. She was aware of the controlled chaos that had unfolded around her, but for the time being, this was the best option available. The Ryuu had been prepared with ample room for the normal amount of work her commanding officer was expected to handle, but it was not suited for full-time management of a whole fleet - much less coordinating the refugees on top of that. It would have been preferable to do this work in the Yukanna’s state room, since it was a floating headquarters, but all her materials were still aboard the Ryuu and she wouldn’t order crew to move them to the flagship while there were far more important tasks for them to prioritize. And doing it herself would take too much time. So for the time being, she was stuck with the limited space (although large by submarine standards) of the cabin she’d lived in for the expedition so far. The one comfort she did indulge in however was to change out of her uniform coat into a slightly-less-formal sleeveless vest. She was propping herself up with one hand on the desk, while the other’s index finger kept tapping away at the location of Ga-Koro on her map. When the fleet had left Kentoku, the only goal was survival. So a majority of the ships had sailed with either too much or too little crew (although redistributed during the crossing) and entirely too few provisions for such a long journey. It was already a feat of perseverance that this many had managed it all the way across the sea. She’d spent the past hours compiling a list of all the Dasakan vessels that had made it to Mata-Nui, military and civilian alike. Then she’d worked her way down through the list and gotten in touch with the captain or otherwise highest-ranked crew member of each ship via ideatalk to get an overview of its status: Surviving crew, damage sustained, armaments, cargo manifest etc. etc. Thankfully, a lot of them had been prudent and already prepared that information during the voyage. As the reports came in, she took notes of what was needed to affect repairs and notes on initial ideas of what improvements could be made to each vessel, depending on size and type. She knew the likely materials that would be needed in large quantities just from seeing the fleet arrive, but now she was beginning to get an overview of the actual amounts required. And with that, she could start to figure out where to source them. She’d marked those locations on the map. And with what she knew of the island, she’d also started plotting the ways to get those materials delivered to them or the most convenient places to sail to for a pickup. The nice thing about a fleet was that you could easily move it or parts of it to where they could take on a shipment of cargo. And as the ships were repaired, more would become available to carry that cargo. And in other places, there were other means like the iron mahi to get those goods. Different colored lines were starting to spread out over the charts. But the markings were not just for supplies and trade routes. They couldn’t expect Ga-Koro to sustain this influx of people indefinitely. Nor could the fleet serve as a floating village, they would need as many of its ships as they could crew to retake the archipelago. One ship had been easy for the village to adjust to, but with such a wild mix of clans, there were bound to be problems down the line once the relief of just having survived the exodus had passed. They needed to get ahead of that happening, so Ayiwah had circled areas on the map that seemed a good fit to establish a Dasakan village. She would run them by the Rora once she had compiled the other data for her report. And Yumi would have her hands full too. On paper, they had these ships. In reality, it would require convincing all the clans’ Toroshu as well to requisition them. Now that they were relatively safe, she wasn’t entirely sure how they’d feel about having all their private vessels drafted for the war effort again, considering they were often the only major clan property some of them had left at this point. Speaking of, figuring out what they needed and how to transport it was still only the beginning. This Makuta spirit didn’t seem like the kind that would just let them build up their strength unchallenged. They would need to ensure protection while they prepared as well. Another thing to add to the list. Ayiwah briefly paused to rub her temples, take a sip of her cold tea and to take a look at Ga-Koro’s lights glittering on the waves through the viewport. Then she turned her attention back to the desk and the work continued… IC: [Leah - Cael’s house] She flashed Praggos a wry smile. “I’ll try not to make a habit out of it.” “If that’s all then, I’d best be off. If all goes well, I’ll find you again in a day or two in Ta-Wahi. Hopefully with some answers.” She shot Cael an apologetic look. She knew rest was probably wiser - but this couldn’t wait. So she’d have to recharge the rest of the power on the go. The Toa Maru picked up her staff and travel pouch, fastened the latter to her hip as usual and turned to leave. OOC: @Krayzikk @otter 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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