VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, so tonight we're en route to the spot where we were attacked by the crystalline ship to see if we can pick up some leads on our new friends.

VAdm Blackthorne: Science and Medical are still trying to figure them out, but at least this time we have backup with us, the USS Discovery.

VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?

LtDougMcKnight: No, but I'd advise people steer clear of the holodecks.

MajorAZinthys: ::chuckles::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::Grins::

VAdm Blackthorne: One announcement before we begin...

VAdm Blackthorne: Our resident quack Dr. Airell has decided that she's tired of tortur- the medical field, so she will taking over the role of quack shri - Counselor.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::looks at Marlowe::

7:55 PM

WillFMarlowe: ::whispers to Idrys:: I had nothing to do with it. I swear.

LtDougMcKnight: Oh, wonderful, I've in all likelyhood assaulted our new CMO.

VAdm Blackthorne: Now that she's messed with your bodies, she gets to follow up with your minds!!

MajorAZinthys: I've known girls like that...

ElRiov trIdrys: ::thinks: we're done for ...::

VAdm Blackthorne: So, with that, it's my pleasure to promote Lieutenant JG Marlowe to the position of Chief Medical Officer!

LtDougMcKnight: It's alright. I never go to checkups anyway.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: lol

VAdm Blackthorne: Congratulations, Dr. Marlowe!

ElRiov trIdrys: Congrats both of you

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::claps::

WillFMarlowe: Thank you, Admiral.

ElRiov trIdrys: :::clapclapclappityclap:::

MajorAZinthys: ::applauds::

LtDougMcKnight: ::claps::

WillFMarlowe: I am happy to report that I am fully prepared to make you pay--uh, proud.

VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, he'll work as the new quack.

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, since we've dilly-dallied for a while, let's get started.

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

MajorAZinthys: ::standing at tac::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Sits in his office, playing whatever they call Gameboys in the future::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::heading towards the sci lab::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::doing the usual inventory with T'Nal:::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::enters the bridge from his RR::

WillFMarlowe: ::in his office, buried beneath a mountain of PADDs::

8:00 PM

Kiley Airell: ::enters her new office and looks around::

MajorAZinthys: Admiral on the bridge!

VAdm Blackthorne: As you were. Report, Mr. Zinthys. ETA to our former location

VAdm Blackthorne: ?

MajorAZinthys: About 10 more minutes, sir

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::walks into the lab and sees that the fragment is no longer dorment.. it's kinda twitching::

VAdm Blackthorne: Yellow alert.

MajorAZinthys: Yessir. ::Yellow light bathes the ship::

WillFMarlowe: ::peers out the door and into sickbay proper, wondering A) if he will ever leave this office,  how inconsiderate the new ship's counselor was in bailing out with all this paperwork left unfinished, and C) how he can get even::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Hmm.. So what has you all antsy? :;walking around the containment chamber::

Kiley Airell: ((LOL))

LtDougMcKnight: ::Looks up at the yellow flashing lights:: Alright, that's our signal, people. Security detail to the airlocks. Rifles, body armor.

VAdm Blackthorne: Any trace of them on sensors?

MajorAZinthys: minute. There are crystal shards, but nothing the size of a ship.

8:05 PM

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::walks over to where she was running the tranlastion programs pulls up what was done over night:: Hmmm.. primative.. Not much to go on but lets give it a shot.. Computer translate the first section of the recording where you can..

VAdm Blackthorne: Check for warp signatures leaving the system.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Leaves his office, and heads for the security command center, from where he can monitor all marine positions, and if necessary, patch into the audiovisual feed from their helmet cams.::

MajorAZinthys: ::does:: no. none.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Computer> scee scee scee sire scee on bar scrr shit..

WillFMarlowe: ::notes the yellow alert status and calls a few extra nurses into sickbay, then leaves the office:: Dr. Idrys?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::blinks::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: I don't think that's quiet right..

ElRiov trIdrys: ::turns:: Yes?

VAdm Blackthorne: ::frowns::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Try the next section..

Kiley Airell: ::decides to head up to the Bridge::

VAdm Blackthorne: Scan for any subspace anomalies. Perhaps they don't use warp in the same way we do.

MajorAZinthys: they are definetly reforming, though. there is no doubt.

MajorAZinthys: Yesssir.

MajorAZinthys: ::starts scanning::

Kiley Airell: ::exits the Turbolift onto the Bridge::

WillFMarlowe: Last time we saw this part of space, a lot of plasma burns, radiation burns, and shrapnel cases poured through that door. Let's get ready for those especially, all right?

8:10 PM

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods:: Understood Sir. ::turns and nods to T'Nal::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Computer> scee aflack scee puss!

ElRiov trIdrys: (( AFLACK!! ))

LtDougMcKnight: (lol)

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::shaking head:: Nope.. Somehow I doubt that's right either.. ::signs:: Lets see if we can clear this up a little..

VAdm Blackthorne: There aren't anywhere near as many shards. ::watching the viewer::

WillFMarlowe: I've got Nelson and a few other nurses in total charge of triage. Don't worry about that bit. Also, if we take another suicide attack, I may need you to make house calls.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: try the last section..

MajorAZinthys: is it possible they split?

VAdm Blackthorne: Given their quick rate of reformation when we left, I'd say they'd be finished and out of here by now.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods:: understood

MajorAZinthys: A trap?

Kiley Airell: :;watches the view screen::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Computer> Depends onshelves!

VAdm Blackthorne: Or perhaps they finished their ship and had parts left over.

MajorAZinthys: INteresting.

MajorAZinthys: Wait. I'm picking something up.

VAdm Blackthorne: What?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::looks up from her station:: You have to be kidding me? Since when do you have a sense of humor?

MajorAZinthys: It's faint... but...

LtDougMcKnight: ::Considers calling in all marines, but decides to wait until some justification is found to sound general quarters::

MajorAZinthys: it could be a warp signature.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Computer> Please restate the question..

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Never mind the moments passed.. ::goes back to redoing the program she worte::

VAdm Blackthorne: All stop.

MajorAZinthys: ::Stops the ship::

8:15 PM

MajorAZinthys: I don't even know how to explain it... it's like the echoes of a song.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Monitors the warp signature on sensors from the main console, but waits to see if it matches any engine configuration in the database::

VAdm Blackthorne: A song?

LtDougMcKnight: (Uh...guess that'd be a no on the database match then.)

MajorAZinthys: It's the best explanation I can give. I'm not a scientist. There's something there bouncing around off each other, causing a noise, but there's nothing really there.

LtDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ Major, McKnight here. Permission to sound general quarters for security department.

WillFMarlowe: ::returns to his office and, almost a little disappointed that nothing has crashed into the ship, returns to the impressive array of duty logs, patient logs, inventory logs, Yule logs, Lincoln logs, etc., etc. on his desk::

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ Negative, Lieutenant. That's not neccessary at this time.

ElRiov trIdrys: (( LOL ))

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: (lol.. yule logs and lincoln logs? and I thought my desk was over crowded)

VAdm Blackthorne: How can there be a noise in space?

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LtDougMcKnight: ::Bites back a protest::

LtDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ Yes, sir. McKnight out.

MajorAZinthys: ::Shrugs::

Kiley Airell: I didn't think it was physically possible for there to be noise in space.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::turns to Airell:: So we're led to believe... can you put it on speakers, Major?

MajorAZinthys: I believe so.

MajorAZinthys: ACTION> The speakers pick up a low volume, high frequency "tink tink" sound, like wine glasses at a toast

8:20 PM

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VAdm Blackthorne: Of course... crystal!

MajorAZinthys: Sir?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Ok lets try this again.. Computer replay first section of the recordering..

VAdm Blackthorne: Crystalline glasses make a distinctive ting like that.

MajorAZinthys: ::nods:: So it'd defintely them.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::gets the same thing only with the added phrase "exlax scee scee on our mounds"::

Kiley Airell: ::still does not understand how any noise can be heard in space::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Oh yeah.. This'll be a transcript I wanna share with everyone.. ::blows a strand of hair out of her eyes::

VAdm Blackthorne: Crystalline harmonics that we can "hear" through space...::strokes his chin::

8:25 PM

MajorAZinthys: This has many possibilities, I'm sure.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Plays Pac Man on his PADD::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::sits.. starts to tap the side of her foot against the bottom of the station which seems to irrtate the fragment::

VAdm Blackthorne: Does it seem to lead anywhere?

LtDougMcKnight: So now, the hunter becomes the hunted...

LtDougMcKnight: Marine> Sir?

LtDougMcKnight: ::Looks up:: Uh...Sun Tzu.

MajorAZinthys: Near as I can tell... basically at a path perpendicular to that which we were on.

MajorAZinthys: ::Shows it up on the view screen::

LtDougMcKnight: Marine> Uh...right, Sun Tzu. Of course sir. ::Goes back to his console.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::Stands and looks at the path, then looks at the tiny shard floating beyond::

8:30 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Counselor... ::without turning:: Do you feel anything here?

Kiley Airell: ::watches the view screen:: No Sir.

Kiley Airell: I'm not sensing anything

WillFMarlowe: ::makes a few notes on a duty roster, switching some nurses and techs around based on his experience with each crewmember::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::Frowns::

VAdm Blackthorne: Major, beam aboard all of the remaining shards.

VAdm Blackthorne: Keep them in isolation, of course.

MajorAZinthys: Uh... yessir. Where to?

VAdm Blackthorne: Cargo bay two will do. Get security to guard them.

MajorAZinthys: Aye

LtDougMcKnight: ::Turns to a 2nd lieutenant next to him:: Juarez, I want you to prepare a handful of the Mark V tactical EV suits, in case we have to take a shot at boarding one of these ships this time.

MajorAZinthys: ::Transports all the crystals into cb2::

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ Zinthys to McKnight.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::sighs:: arug! translating Noah's baby babble would be easier then this is..

VAdm Blackthorne: I have a feeling we're looking at their dead.

LtDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ McKnight here, sir.

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ Mr. McKnight, assign a detail to watch over Cargo Bay 2. There are some crystal shards there that we needed to keep an eye on.

LtDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ Do we suspect these of being live shards, sir?

8:35 PM

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::rewrites more of the program:: Ok again.. play first secion..

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ Unsure

LtDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ Acknowledged. McKnight out.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Computer> scee scee fire scee scee on bar scee ship.. scee scee traspass scee scee on our mounds..

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::looks up:: Well that sounded a little better.. ::plays fill in the blanks::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Considers what level of security to implement, and inevitably decides as always that paranoid is the way to go, assigns 2 marines in full body armor to watch over the shards, and sends them on their way to cargo bay 2::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::crewing on her stylis as she thinks::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: (test)

ElRiov trIdrys: ( pass )

Kiley Airell: ( fail )

8:40 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Major, inform the Discovery that we'll be following that harmonic trail.

LtDougMcKnight: Juarez> ::Enters into the security lockup with a tricorder, and starts performing a basic diagnostic on a half dozen of the Mark V EV suits.::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: +Admiral+ Admiral I think I may have something..

WillFMarlowe: ::puts one PADD aside and picks up another, this one asking for evaluations of nurses and med techs he hasn't seen for months::

MajorAZinthys: Aye, sir. ::does::

VAdm Blackthorne: +Ellis+ Go ahead, Lt.

WillFMarlowe: ::stands and walks to the office door:: Dr. Irdys, I need to speak to you.

ElRiov trIdrys: Yes Sir. ::heads towards the office::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: +Admiral+ I may have two possible sentences from the comm recording.. "fire on out ship" and "Tresspass on our grounds"

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: *our

MajorAZinthys: ::narrows his eyes::

VAdm Blackthorne: +Ellis+ Excellent work, Lt. Keep it up, we'll need to be able to talk back to them ASAP.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: +Admiral+ Aye Sir..

8:45 PM

WillFMarlowe: ::returns to his seat:: I need some help with these evaluations. I haven't observed half of Beta shift in two months. Do you know Nurse Whicknorth?

VAdm Blackthorne: So they claim this is their space.

WillFMarlowe: Enough to give me something to say on her evaluation report?

Kiley Airell: that's what it sounds like Admiral.

MajorAZinthys: They have an odd way of letting us know that.

VAdm Blackthorne: We did run into their ship.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::ponders:: Wicknorth, Wicknorth ... oh yes. Very efficient.

VAdm Blackthorne: Though I wonder if they have a word for accident in their language.

WillFMarlowe: ::tap tap:: Technician Nonombre?

ElRiov trIdrys: Does well in a pinch.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::goes back to working the bugs out of the traslantion program:: Alright you bucket of chips.. We have something to build on so lets see what we can get out of it..

MajorAZinthys: You'd'a though they could say 'hi' first.

MajorAZinthys: thought*

WillFMarlowe: ::tap:: Nurse Rosencrantz?

VAdm Blackthorne: It would have been nice.

VAdm Blackthorne: Set your course to follow their trail at warp seven.

ElRiov trIdrys: Quite good, as is the case with Nurse Guildenstern.

MajorAZinthys: Then again, they're probably as perplexed about our language as we are of theirs.

MajorAZinthys: Aye, sir. Warp seven.

MajorAZinthys: ::Informs the Discovery of their velocity::

WillFMarlowe: ::tappity tap:: . . . And Technician J'Doe?

MajorAZinthys: ::Fires up the warp engines::

8:50 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Execute.

ElRiov trIdrys: Up to par.

MajorAZinthys: ::Pushes the big red button::

LtDougMcKnight: +Ellis+ McKnight to Ellis. Got a sec?

WillFMarlowe: ::tap tap tap tappity:: Am I forgetting anyone? ::goes over the PADD once more::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::looks down at her screen:: +McKinght+ Um.. Yeah I think I can spare a couple..

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis jumps to warp, followed by Discovery.

ElRiov trIdrys: Only T'NaluMor ... and she's the best. ::grins::

WillFMarlowe: ::tap tap:: She's here now, is she not?

VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes his seat::

ElRiov trIdrys: Indeed she is. ::leans out door:: T'Nal ... got a moment hon?

VAdm Blackthorne: Keep a close eye on that trail, and extrapolate it. Any planetary systems on the way?

ElRiov trIdrys: T'Nal > :::comes to office door:: You called?

MajorAZinthys: A few.

LtDougMcKnight: +Ellis+ Yeah, you've been giving these crystal fragments the full battery of tests, right? I was just wondering if you could give me your impression of how these guys would respond to a blast from one of our hand phasers?

MajorAZinthys: ::Compiles the list and sends it over to the Admiral's console::

WillFMarlowe: ::looks up from his PADD to T'Nal:: How have you been feeling?

LtDougMcKnight: +Ellis+ I'm assuming, of course, that the occupants of that ship share some characteristics with their ships, but given what we saw on the view screen, it doesn;t seem like a horrible guess.

ElRiov trIdrys: T'Nal > ::sticks her purty face in:: Fine Sir.

WillFMarlowe: It seems that you've been double-shifted. I'm giving you the day off tomorrow, if you want it.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: +McKnight+ Hand phasers don't have an effect.. The crystal will shard but it will regroup and reform quickly..

ElRiov trIdrys: T'Nal > ::grins:: Thanks, I'd love some downtime.

WillFMarlowe: ::nods:: Dismissed.

LtDougMcKnight: +Ellis+ But they will break? I mean, it won't just suck up the blast energy?

ElRiov trIdrys: ::heads out with T'Nal::

8:55 PM

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: +McKnight+ No.. It'll break but it won't stay broken..

WillFMarlowe: ::leans back, looking at the PADDs:: I don't think I've ever felt so important and so abused at the same time. ::returns to work::

ElRiov trIdrys: (( LOL that's what it is to be a Dept head ))

VAdm Blackthorne: Major, get all of that data on the harmonic signature down to Science and have them find out why we can hear it in space.

LtDougMcKnight: +Ellis+ Do you have an estimate on how often we'd have to go back and break it again? Would it depend on how far the fragments were scattered?

MajorAZinthys: On it.

MajorAZinthys: ::Starts to get together the meager data he has::

VAdm Blackthorne: Counselor, I never knew you were a pilot. How'd that get hidden from your records?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: +McKnight+ Not really. From what we've seen of the piece we have the more you blast it the faster it regroups.. You'd have to blast it and phycially seperate the pieces... or find a way to nullify the rejoining..

Kiley Airell: ::grinz:: Guess you didn't look carefully enough Sir. Prolly figured that since I was a doctor, I wasn't a pilot.

MajorAZinthys: <<It's been fun but I;m falling asleep. 'til next week>>

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LtDougMcKnight: +Ellis+ But we would have to blow it apart? Stun and kill settings don't do anything?

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LtDougMcKnight: (Heya, Markus.)

VAdm Blackthorne: Could be. Will you be signing up to join the fighter squadron?

VAdm Blackthorne: << ::hands Markus an alarm clock:: >>

9:00 PM

Kiley Airell: I'd love to. I miss flying.

EnsAaron Markus: <<My apologies>>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: +McKnight+ Not from hand phasers.. and since the one the ship blasted rejoined not from ship phasers either..

VAdm Blackthorne: Glad to hear it. ::smiles::

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