AIM Chat with ltjgaaronmarkus, Kiley Airell, ltjgdellis, MajorAZinthys.

7:30 PM

LtJGAaron Markus: Admiral on deck!!

MajorAZinthys: Good evening.

VAdm Blackthorne: Hey all

Kiley Airell: Hey there Admiral

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Hello Admiral

VAdm Blackthorne: How's everyone tonight?

LtJGAaron Markus: Ready and raring to go....

Kiley Airell: Here

LtDougMcKnight has joined this chat.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::suffers from Sim deficiency::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Cold.. I'm starting to think it's never going to warm up

MajorAZinthys: ::Laughs:: Three words: Lake effect snow.

Lt TKirr has joined this chat.

LtDougMcKnight: Hey T'Kirr.

Lt TKirr: Hi.. sorry for my recent absences.

VAdm Blackthorne: Welcome back, T'Kirr!

LtDougMcKnight: Hey, rum and cherry coke isn't bad.

Lt TKirr: Thanks. =) I miss much?

7:35 PM

LtJGAaron Markus: Ewwww.

VAdm Blackthorne: Only a lot.

Lt TKirr: Did Earth explode yet?

Kiley Airell: you missed everything TKirr

LtDougMcKnight: No, we're down a starbase though.

MajorAZinthys: Not this time.

LtJGAaron Markus: Try everything BUT the Earth.

Kiley Airell: Including Vulcan

Lt TKirr: Down a Starbase... the Swiss cheese Starbase? I knew about that.

Lt TKirr: *gasps* Noooo...

LtDougMcKnight: Jason's request, I made Weis cry.

VAdm Blackthorne: Sorry.

Lt TKirr: He requested that? Nah...

Kiley Airell: sorry you had to hear about it this way TKirr

MajorAZinthys: Eh, Vulcan was too hot anyway. It contributed to galactic warming.

LtDougMcKnight: Plus, it was full of Vulcans.

Lt TKirr: Lol =)

Lt TKirr: So, all right, if I'm go infer what REALLY happened... then, nothing at all?

WillFMarlowe has joined this chat.

Kiley Airell: true true doug

Lt TKirr: Welcome, Will. =)

LtDougMcKnight: Heya, Marlowe.

WillFMarlowe: Hey.

LtDougMcKnight:, nothing much. But almost something.

VAdm Blackthorne: Well, let's get started

MajorAZinthys: ::blows into whistle::

MajorAZinthys: Attention!!

Kiley Airell: ::AA::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::AA::

LtDougMcKnight: ::AA::

Lt TKirr: ::AA::

WillFMarlowe: ::AA::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::AA::

7:40 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, so last week...

VAdm Blackthorne: We were running like hell to Starbase 22 hoping the fleet of crystal ships on our tail don't catch us

VAdm Blackthorne: Ten of them are on our tail, and every Third Fleet ship that's nearby awaits us at 22.

VAdm Blackthorne: We're trying every last thing we can think of on the way there, such as the diamond-tipped torpedos...

VAdm Blackthorne: We just hope Atlantis and Discovery can make it there before the crystals catch them.

VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?

LtDougMcKnight: Sure, I've got one.

VAdm Blackthorne: Yes?

LtDougMcKnight: What sort of crystal ships are after us? The puny little hull barnacles, or the larger battlecruisers?

VAdm Blackthorne: Larger ones.

MajorAZinthys: ...naturally

VAdm Blackthorne: Any others?

LtDougMcKnight: Um..none that can't wait.

LtDougMcKnight: To be found out in the sim.

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright...

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: ETA to 22?

Lt TKirr: ::at Science on the Bridge::

MajorAZinthys: ::Still standing at the Tactical console::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::on the bridge working with the Discovery to get as many Torp. tipped as they can get::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Has returned to security to mobilize the marines, and grabbed a rifle to go with his newly donned soft armor vest::

Lt TKirr: Approximately seventeen minutes.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::at helm/ops doing the helm/ops thing::

7:45 PM

Lt TKirr: ::busily scanning the tailers::

WillFMarlowe: ::in sickbay, tending to recovering crewmembers and preparing the place for new casualties::

VAdm Blackthorne: Rate of closure from the crystals?

Lt TKirr: ::frowns slightly at the readings:: Gaining, and will be withing firing range in.. eleven minutes.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Listening in on the comm traffic, and finally taps the activation button in his comm panel:: +Bridge+ Security to bridge.

MajorAZinthys: +McKnight+ Zinthys here. Go ahead.

VAdm Blackthorne: Markus, we need more speed.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::tries to get more speed out of the engines:: Working on it, sir....

MajorAZinthys: Perhaps we should apply a whip to the warp nacelles?

LtDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ Major, do you imagine the warp field on those crystal ships might be destabilized by a large enough explosive detonation? We have a couple of Mark 4 tricobalt devices in the armory.

Lt TKirr: ::is puzzled by Zinthys comment, wondering how that could possibly help the situation::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::reroutes available power, and notices a little extra to be used...::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::standing, hands clasped behind his back::

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ I would highly doubt that.

VAdm Blackthorne: Be sure that Discovery keeps up.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: We have well over a 1/4 of the torpedos tipped and ready to go

Kiley Airell: ::sits on the Bridge, listening to the tense situation::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::reroutes that power...:: Aye, sir....::sends a message to Discovery::

Lt TKirr: ::glances behind her briefly at Ellis::

LMajAdamDrake has joined this chat.

MajorAZinthys: <<::cattleprods Drake:: That's for being late.>>

Lt TKirr: <<Welcome, Drake!>>

LMajAdamDrake: {{::runs in - getting zapped as he goes::}}

VAdm Blackthorne: <<Welcome, Drake. Now get my engines working faster than warp 6>>

LtDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ With respect sir, I don;t see what's to be lost by trying. We can beam a couple of the suckers right into their path. Otherwise, our marines are just sitting around with their thumbs up thier you know whats until these

Kiley Airell: ((Hey FCM))

LMajAdamDrake: {{Sorry all, rehearsal.}}

LtDougMcKnight: bastards drill another hole in our hull.

LMajAdamDrake: ::in engineering::

MajorAZinthys: <<::Laughs::>>

LtDougMcKnight: (Hey Drake.)

LMajAdamDrake: {{Heya McKnight. }}

LMajAdamDrake: Nason! Status!

7:50 PM

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ Are you proposing a boarding action?

VAdm Blackthorne: Major, status of our weapon systems?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::looks up at Zinthys when he says that::

LMajAdamDrake: Nason! Warp Six, that's what I can give you.

LtDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ I'm not aware of any way that would be possible at warp, sir. I simply mean to say that security won't do much good unless they employ that tactic again.

WillFMarlowe: ::taps a few buttons on a PADD, then walks over to a massive wall console and checks the data displayed against the library computer's records::

LMajAdamDrake: Wrong answer. I want warp seven. ::shakes head as he moves to another console:: Have you realigned the iodine relays?

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> * ((Two lines up))

MajorAZinthys: We have most of our torpedoes still in their bays, and around a quarter of them are outfitted with Mr. Ellis' diamond tips.

MajorAZinthys: Phasers are pretty weak, since their juice is being squeezed out for warp power

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ I'm aware of that.

Lt TKirr: <<Ms. Ellis!>>

LtJGAaron Markus: +Engineering+ Markus to Engineering, we need more....

VAdm Blackthorne: How will the phasers be once we drop to impulse?

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> Twice. The containment field around the emitters for the EM relay circuitry into the core is the problem.

MajorAZinthys: Depends on how much power I can get.

LMajAdamDrake: +Markus+ I'm well aware of the situation, Lieutenant, you'll get what we can give you.

MajorAZinthys: The problem is that there just isn't enough to go around.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::rolls her eyes at the mr. ellis part::

LMajAdamDrake: Navigational control?

VAdm Blackthorne: Mr. Ellis, we need more of those torpedos.

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> Want to fly through some space debris?

MajorAZinthys: If you transfer power from the warp engines to the phasers, they should perform just fine.

MajorAZinthys: <<ROTFLMAO>>

Lt TKirr: << I suppose I'm Mr. T'Kirr now?>>

LtJGAaron Markus: ::gets a reply from Discovery saying that their problems are mostly fixed....::

VAdm Blackthorne: <<I just watched ST2 again. Everyone's Mr.  >>

MajorAZinthys: <<Nope, you're just T'Kirr. Without a surname, there's nothing to add a "Mr." to>>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Working on it, Sir. Right now Discovery is also starting to tip theres, and the fleet should hace a few as well.. it's not a simple prosess, Sir

LtDougMcKnight: (Ha ha! I'm spared from considerations of this PC bull poppy!)

VAdm Blackthorne: <<Sure there is.. Mr. Spock, Mr. Saavik for example>>

MajorAZinthys: <<But was it ever "Mr. T'Pol"?>>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: (You'd have to ask Trip)

VAdm Blackthorne: <<I have selective memory>>

LtDougMcKnight: (If so, Trip's gonna have to reconsider his priorities.)

MajorAZinthys: <<LOL>>

LtJGAaron Markus: <<lol>>

Lt TKirr: <<Aw man, I just got that>>

LtJGAaron Markus: <<LOL>>

LtDougMcKnight: (Damn you Ellis, beat me to it.)

LMajAdamDrake: ::hits the console:: Ha! The driver coils in the secondary warp core! Nason!

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> I'm on it, sir.

7:55 PM

Lt TKirr: ::clears her throat:: Eight minutes until we reach Starbase 22.

Kiley Airell has left this chat.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ( you can pay me back Sat. by puting a claw shrimp in Nellie's bunk)

LMajAdamDrake: Ken! Prepare to reset the driver coils in the core with those from the secondary warp core. Don't ask questions!

VAdm Blackthorne: How long until they're on us?

LtDougMcKnight: (lmao)

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> ::leaves for the secondary core::

MajorAZinthys: At any rate, the rest of 3F should be enough that our reduced firepower will not be much of a factor.

Lt TKirr: Approximately three minutes, twenty seconds.

LMajAdamDrake: We're going to have to work fast people, no time for mistakes! ::rushes to a diagnostics terminal and runs the perscribed diagnostic for the switch::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::waits for a signal from Engineering to attempt to increase speed::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Perhaps sending the 3F the information on the gamma rays would also help seeing as how they have more jucie then us at the moment

LtDougMcKnight: ::Dispatches a detachment of marines to the bridge and engineering. There's nothing else he can do yet, so he simply retires back to his office, put his feet up on his desk, and watches the show on his wall monitor::

VAdm Blackthorne: Agreed. Make it happen.

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> ::sprints back in and tosses two coils at two different people:: That's what we got.

Lt TKirr: <<has Men in Black bug tune playing in bkgnd>>

LMajAdamDrake: Go, Ken. ::moves to the terminal to access the driver coils and their start-up procedures::

MajorAZinthys: Why haven't we shared all of our new tactics with the rest of the fleet?

LtDougMcKnight: ::Nervously starts throwing jelly beans up through the hole that's mysteriously appeared in his ceiling::

LMajAdamDrake: Kendricks> ::takes on and climbs up the ladder into the jefferies tubes::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::looks at TKirr since the gamma rays are her bag::

VAdm Blackthorne: They are aware of the diamond tipped torpedos.

MajorAZinthys: Well that's good... I hope.

LtDougMcKnight: Marines> ::Enter the bridge and engineering, and immediately seek positions that will keep them out of the way::

Lt TKirr: ::catches Ellis' look:: Working on it.

LMajAdamDrake: Larrington> ::crawls up the tube after Ken::

LMajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ Engineering to Bridge.

VAdm Blackthorne: +Drake+ Blackthorne here.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::watches the marines enter::

Lt TKirr: ::gets the information compiled and sends it ahead::

LMajAdamDrake: +Blackthorne+ Sir, I'm attempting a procedure on the fly that should increase our speed to warp eight, give or take a decimal.

VAdm Blackthorne: +Drake+ We need it in less than three minutes.

LMajAdamDrake: Ken> +Drake+ The driver coils are replaced, sir, but they're still working on the same parameters as the old coils. We'll have to restart their sequence before the new effects will take place.

Lt TKirr: Two minutes, forty-eight seconds.

LMajAdamDrake: +Ken+ Time to restart?

LtJGAaron Markus: ::dangles finger over "gas" button::

MajorAZinthys: Not that anybody's counting.

LMajAdamDrake: Ken> +Drake+ Thirty to forty seconds, sir.

LMajAdamDrake: +Ken+ Do it, Lieutenant.

LMajAdamDrake: Ken> +Drake+ Aye, sir.

8:00 PM

LMajAdamDrake: ::taps the console:: +Blackthorne+ Standby, sir. Have the helm power up engines in fifty seconds.

VAdm Blackthorne: You heard him, Mr. Markus.

LMajAdamDrake: Ken> ::activates the procedure::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::nods at Blackthorne::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::sets timer::

Lt TKirr: ::hangs onto the console for dear life::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: we almost half the trops. in our bay tipped, we should be good to go since the grease monkey's I 'borrowed' will be working as we fight..

Lt TKirr: Thirty seconds.

VAdm Blackthorne: If this blows us to kingdom come, I'm demoting him.

MajorAZinthys: ::nervous chuckle::

Lt TKirr: ::eyes Blackthorne with an ironic look::

LtJGAaron Markus: Can I have his rank, sir?

VAdm Blackthorne: In whatever fleet we end up serving in.

LtJGAaron Markus: Sweet.

LMajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ Now!

LtJGAaron Markus: ::hits the "go" button::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The ship goes.

LtDougMcKnight: (What are we, Pakleds now?)

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis and Discovery both make it to warp eight.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: What'da ya know, it worked

LMajAdamDrake: ::breathes a sigh of relief:: Good work, Ken! ::as Ken gets out of the tube::

VAdm Blackthorne: New ETA?

LtJGAaron Markus: ::gets a message from Discovery that they're right behind Atlantis::

Lt TKirr: ::looks over change:: We will arrive in forty two seconds.

WillFMarlowe: ::looks around as the ship continues to shudder and shimmy underfoot, then turns back to his conversation about possible triage tactics with Nelson::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::smiles at the increase of speed::

Lt TKirr: <<Don't make me compute warp powers =P>>

VAdm Blackthorne: +Drake+ Nice work, now keep us together in the battle to come.

LMajAdamDrake: +Blackthorne+ Understood, Admiral.

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> All the ships at 22 go to red alert, as does the starbase.

Lt TKirr: ::receives incoming notice:: The fleet have a total of one hundred and eleven torpedos tipped, and counting.

LMajAdamDrake: Ken! I need you to tone the harmonic resonators on the torpedo launchers, it'll allow for a faster firing time and better loading rate.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: add that to the half a bay we have and we're ready to rumble

Lt TKirr: Arrival in ten seconds.

LtJGAaron Markus: What position should we take when we arrive, sir?

8:05 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Flank. We can't take point with our damage.

Lt TKirr: ::prepares to gamma-target as Zinthys makes holes for her::

LMajAdamDrake: Nason, I need you to increase the power to the phasers charging buffers, use an electronic degressor.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::nods and sets course to accomodate::

Lt TKirr: We best keep out of the main line of fire, as we have the most equipped torpedoes.

VAdm Blackthorne: Drop to full impulse and assume formation!

MajorAZinthys: Let's just hope they work.

Lt TKirr: There is no alternative, so do not think about it.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: we're going to be the big guy pushing all the little guys saying "Oh come on that crystal ship isn't so tough you can take it, I know you can". Then we snicker..

LtJGAaron Markus: Aye sir. ::sees a spot for the Atlantis to sit that isn't in harms way but in good firing position and heads for that spot::

MajorAZinthys: ::Spits Ellis with a glare:: People will die here.

LtJGAaron Markus: *::at impulse::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Gee and to think I didn't know that... Sir.. ::rolls eyes and turns back to her consol::

VAdm Blackthorne: Time until they arrive?

LMajAdamDrake: ::leaps to another console:: Check the emitters for the shields, I need their integrity at full.

Lt TKirr: ::powers up gamma as the warp engines flood their power to weapons and such::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: (How do you spit with a glare? Are you flinging tears?)

Lt TKirr: Eight seconds!

VAdm Blackthorne: Look sharp, everyone

MajorAZinthys: ::Prepares to fire::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::parks the Atlantis in ready position:: We're at all stop, sir, and in firing position.

LMajAdamDrake: Engineering! Look alive. Repairs assume formation and prepare for damages.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::thinks that if these dont work she'll never speak to the craftsmen in her village again::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::gets message from Discovery:: Discovery is also ready on the other end of the line.

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Ten large crystal ships drop from warp, facing the eight Federation ships and the starbase.

Lt TKirr: RandomCrystalShip> ::spins into view, thinking, "Haha, we gotcha now...oh...crud!"::

LtDougMcKnight: Security>::Orders the computer to auto-lock all crew quarters. You never know when some civvie will bolt and get in the way::

8:10 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The crystal ships begin to launch several of the smaller drilling ships, which make a beeline for the starbase.

LMajAdamDrake: All the power we can to phasers, torpedoes, and shields!

VAdm Blackthorne: Order the fleet to begin firing!

MajorAZinthys: ::Goes after the drillers::

Lt TKirr: Several drillers heading for Starbase!

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: There sending out the worker bees to hit the star base..

LtJGAaron Markus: ::sends order::

WillFMarlowe: ::discharges a final crewman, freeing up sickbay completely as he senses the sudden jump in tension aboard the ship::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Looks at the monitor and curses:: That's all they could send? There's the might of Star Fleet for you.

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The fleet opens fire along with the Starbase.

LtJGAaron Markus: Sir, what about any smaller ones that might get through?

Lt TKirr: ::likes how the diamond-tipped torpedoes whirr::

MajorAZinthys: ::Fires away at the drilling ships, hoping to take them out before the starbase takes heavy damage::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: :;watches on sensors as the trops. are lunched:: Come on.. Come on.. spilt thouse suckers like a banana in an ice cream shop..

VAdm Blackthorne: Target them as they pass, and we will deal with them later if they become a significant threat.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Dispatches extra marines to the area just outside of engineering. If need be, they'll rush in to help with damage control::

MajorAZinthys: Yessir

LtJGAaron Markus: Aye, sir.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: (Damnnit.. Now I want a banana spilt.)

Lt TKirr: <<Me, too!>>

LMajAdamDrake: {{LOL, me too!}}

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION< The large ships close to battle range and a chaotic fight ensues among eighteen large ships.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::monitors for any little ones to get through::

MajorAZinthys: ::Focuses on trying to knock down shields on one ship so the torps can wreak havoc::

LMajAdamDrake: ::climbs up to the second level and crosses over to an engineering support console::

Lt TKirr: ::searches logically and somewhat calmly for holes to fire her gamma beam into::

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> ::mutters something under his breath as he throws himself down behind a console::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The crystal ships start to focus their fire on the USS Mercury.

LtJGAaron Markus: Sir, they're focusing their fire on one ship...The Mercury.

WillFMarlowe: ::dispatches a trauma team as an injury report comes in::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::points to a smaller ship that was just hit with a DTipped Trop.:: There! TKirr that one!

VAdm Blackthorne: Run disruption patterns to break up their fire on that ship.

8:15 PM

Lt TKirr: ::looks and finds, aiming and firing::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The gamma rays wreak havoc on their target, causing all kinds of disruptions.

Lt TKirr: The gamma beam has disabled a driller.

VAdm Blackthorne: Finish it off.

Lt TKirr: ::looks to Zinthys::

MajorAZinthys: ::Blows more holes in it::

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> Power is fluctuating sir. Phasers may be affected.

LMajAdamDrake: No! Stabilize the change!

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> Already on it.

Lt TKirr: ::sends a direct ray, the ship crumbling under the intensity and explodes in all directions::

MajorAZinthys: Phasers are damaged, sir.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Continues to watch dispassionately from command and control, now at least making a showing. There's nothing he can do at this point, and at any rate, ship combat always seemed like a video game to him anyway::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Six of the drillers hit the side of the starbase and begin drilling.

LMajAdamDrake: ::taps his console looking at the change:: It'll spread to shields if we don't change it.

MajorAZinthys: Some sort of power fluctuation, it would appear.

Lt TKirr: Give me another one!

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> I'm on it, sir!

LtJGAaron Markus: We've got six of the drillers on the starbase, sir.

VAdm Blackthorne: +Drake+ Mr. Drake, what's happening with the phasers?

LMajAdamDrake: ::puts his feet on the ladder's sides and slides down::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::follows another trop. and waits till it makes contact and then points it out to TKirr:: There!

Lt TKirr: ::scanning each enemy vessel's damage in turn::

Lt TKirr: <<Lol, get up here to this console, Ellis>>

LMajAdamDrake: +Blackthorne+ The EM relays are started to fuse together. Too much time running hot on full power. I'm working on it, sir.

Lt TKirr: ::fires the gamma beam::

LMajAdamDrake: Can we change the EM relays during their use?

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> Crispy critter. I don't know about you, I don't look good in black.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::links her screen with TKirrs so that the ones she sees turn neon pink::

WillFMarlowe: ::starts to work on the injured as the trauma teams begin to roll them in; but thankfully, there are only a few yet::

Lt TKirr: ACTION> Another small driller explodes.

VAdm Blackthorne: Major, deploy your Marines to assist the Starbase's security dept. against intruders.

MajorAZinthys: Yessir

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Fire on anything that turns hot pink, Lt..

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ Mr. McKnight. Take the marines to the starbase.

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ Help them out against the drillers.

Lt TKirr: <<Yes, mommy>>

MajorAZinthys: ::Blows more stuff up::

8:20 PM

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: (lol. :-p)

LtJGAaron Markus: ::monitors the drillers and damage reports from the Starfleet vessels::

LtDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ Will do, sir. And you might want to tell whoever's in charge over there to get their damned shields up.

Lt TKirr: ::follows Zinthys' torps, following them with gamma beams::

Lt TKirr: It won't be long before the enemy ships realize it is we who are doing the most exploding.

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> Sir, we going to start losing systems. Fast.

LtDougMcKnight: :;Takes a deep breath before shouting at the top of his lungs:: You heard the Major! 6 squads with me to the transporter rooms, on the double!

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The Mercury starts to lose her shields.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::tags another driller::

Lt TKirr: ::seens a marker from Ellis and fires on it::

Lt TKirr: <<whoa, brain share>>

Lt TKirr: <<in my case, mind meld =P>>

Lt TKirr: Another driller exploded.

VAdm Blackthorne: Concentrate your attention on the capital ships.

WillFMarlowe: Nelson> I've got a plasma burn here. I'm losing her . . .

VAdm Blackthorne: Mercury is weakening.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::sees the reports from the Mercury::

MajorAZinthys: The little fucks are goin' down fast, but the big guys are tough.

Lt TKirr: We certainly must be a distraction either way.

LMajAdamDrake: Littell! EM problem solution?

Lt TKirr: ::waits for Zinthys' openings::

LMajAdamDrake: Littell> Power down some of the systems. Decrease resolution on science sensors, power to the phasers, deactivate a torpedo tube or two.

LMajAdamDrake: Shit.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: We'll have to tag team them, two trops and two gamma beams from either side.. Who's across from us?

MajorAZinthys: ::Focuses more of his firepower on the big boys::

WillFMarlowe: Give her oxybenozine. Triple dosage. I'm almost finished here, then move her to this biobed.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Leads the marines to the transporter rooms, and starts beaming them over, 72 men in all::

Lt TKirr: Have more ships concentrate on a designated spot on a large vessel. I only need one opening.

LtDougMcKnight: (Does the starbase have its shields up?)

VAdm Blackthorne: (yes)

LtJGAaron Markus: ::comes up with a way for the Mercury to assume a better posture without getting hit so much:: Sir, if the Mercury backs off and comes left, the other ships can slide in and cover the gap....

LMajAdamDrake: +Blackthorne+ Engineering to Bridge.

VAdm Blackthorne: Have it happen

VAdm Blackthorne: +Drake+ Yes Mr. Drake.

LtJGAaron Markus: Then the Mercury can take position here...::points::

LMajAdamDrake: +Blackthorne+ We've got a problem, Admiral. The EM network is starting to fuse. We're going to lose integrity and cohesion in several ship systems unless we reduce power to those key systems.

WillFMarlowe: Nelson> Yes, doctor.

VAdm Blackthorne: Yes, do that.

8:25 PM

LtDougMcKnight: Marines> ::Beam through the starbase's shields. The starbase has transmitted their shield modulation on a secure channel::

VAdm Blackthorne: +Drake+ What systems?

Lt TKirr: <<Nice, McKnight>>

LtJGAaron Markus: ::nods and sends the message to the other ships::

WillFMarlowe: Meirill, close here. ::moves over to the burn patient Nelson just transferred to a biobed and tentatively examines the burns::

LtDougMcKnight: (Danke.)

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::coordinates with another ship to hit several of the larger ship together::

LMajAdamDrake: +Blackthorne+ Main Sensor Array, Targeting systems on the phasers, torpedo tube one and four, and the dorsal shield emitters should do it.

Lt TKirr: ::waits for a gap on the larger ships, but none seem to be coming::

VAdm Blackthorne: +Drake+ We can not spare the torpedo tubes or the shield emitters.

Lt TKirr: I already have sensors clipped to the enemy ships' range.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: The Dauntless is ready to fire when you are Major

LtJGAaron Markus: ::watches the Mercury fall back and left and the other ships cover until the Mercury is back in place and firing again::

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LMajAdamDrake: +Blackthorne+ I'll do the best I can then, Admiral. You'll get twenty minutes, thirty at the most.

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MajorAZinthys: <<::No chatlog savin' for me...::>>

Lt TKirr: <<Aw heh>>

VAdm Blackthorne: +Drake+ Understood.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Materializes on the starbase:: Alright, one squad to each driller! Those carrying them, set up directional mines to face the spot where the hull will be breached. We'll set up security force fields behind that, and let the

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::watches at the one of the large ones it hit and tags it for TKirr::

WillFMarlowe: ::adjusts one of his instruments and carefully clears away the irreparable tissue::

LtDougMcKnight: pathetic whoresons hammer away at it, while we massacre them with phaser fire from the other side!

LMajAdamDrake: Crews! We need to reduce power to the targeting sensors and reduce power to the sensor array by fifteen percent.

LtDougMcKnight: Forget repelling them. We're going to take their fucking lunch money!

Lt TKirr: ::fires the gamma ray, but it bounces off::

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> That'll disrupt the gamma-ray ability that science is working with.

Lt TKirr: The ship as regenerated too quickly.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: What happened?

LtJGAaron Markus: ::gets a big thank you message from the Mercury and logs it for the Admiral::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Damn..

Lt TKirr: *has

Lt TKirr: <<Lol Markus>>

MajorAZinthys: Are the bigger ones regenerating faster?

Lt TKirr: We need more firepower on a single point.

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Across the board, save for the Mercury, the fleet's shields are down to 80%

LtJGAaron Markus: <<>>

Lt TKirr: Technically not, but our firepower does less damage.

8:30 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: I want five of our ships concentrating on that ship, then.

Lt TKirr: ::thinks to herself:: Now we're talking.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Scanning for a weak point.. ::looks for it::: Markus can you get the Mercury to hit this point with us and the Dauntless?

MajorAZinthys: Yes, sir

LtJGAaron Markus: I can.

VAdm Blackthorne: The Dauntless is here? She's not even Third Fleet. ::smiles a little::

LMajAdamDrake: ::watches the power to the sensor array - and the gamma thingy - decrease by fifteen percent::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::sends a message to the Mercury and the Dauntless to prepare::

Lt TKirr: <<She is now>>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Then we'll need to more

LtJGAaron Markus: They're ready.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: (:-p like I'd know that.. lol)

LtDougMcKnight: @Marines> ::Set up the mines. They'll be remote detonated as soon as the crystalline troops break in, releasing what's known in technical circles as "flaming red death"::

MajorAZinthys: ::Starts shooting at the target spot::

Lt TKirr: ::frowns as her sensors clip to half the enemy ships' radius::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Ok we got four other ships ::fill in names here:: Ready when you two are

Lt TKirr: <<Playing Devil's Advocate are we, Drake? =P>>

LMajAdamDrake: {{Playing Realistic. :-p}}

Lt TKirr: <<Same thing I guess ^_~>>

MajorAZinthys: Power's running dangerously tight, sir. We're gonna have to cut something.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::watches her sensors drop a bit:: What the bloody hell?

Lt TKirr: ::fires the gamma beam at the spot as it opens a hole, realizing she can no longer intensify the beam if she wanted to::

LMajAdamDrake: God damn it. Atlantis is going to need a two month overhaul after this. We're screwed.

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The five ships blast a nice hole in the crystal ship.

Lt TKirr: Sensors and Gamma down to very minimum.

MajorAZinthys: ::Focuses a phaser blast at that spot to keep it open::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Then the gamma ray takes over and disrupts its systems all to hell.

8:35 PM

LMajAdamDrake: Nason> Sir, we're going to lose power to the dorsal phaser arrays in eleven minutes if we keep this up. More to follow.

LMajAdamDrake: ::snaps:: I'm aware of that.

Lt TKirr: ::finds the special spot and blows it into bacon bits::

VAdm Blackthorne: Finish it.

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The drillers break through, unloading their troops onto the Starbase.

Lt TKirr: ::takes a deep breath, and prepares for the next ship, knowing the large explosion on the main screen needs no explanation::

VAdm Blackthorne: Excellent.

MajorAZinthys: Troops are entering 22

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The other nine ships figure out what's going on and decide the Atlantis looks like a good target.

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: paused

Lt TKirr: <<Take some power from life support. Plenty of oxygen in the current air for a while, and I can float a little. =P>>

MajorAZinthys: ::Blows into whistle::

WillFMarlowe: ::paused::

MajorAZinthys: Attention!

Lt TKirr: ::pauses::

WillFMarlowe: ::AA::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::Paused::

Lt TKirr: ::AA::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::AA::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::AA::

LMajAdamDrake: ::@::

MajorAZinthys: ::Gives Will a brownie::

LMajAdamDrake: ::@::

Lt TKirr: <<Brownies today! No fair!>>

VAdm Blackthorne: Nicely done... more huge fight next week!

VAdm Blackthorne: One announcement....

VAdm Blackthorne: The Log of the Month for March is....

VAdm Blackthorne: "Solar Winds on the Sargasso Sea" by Dr. Will Marlowe!!

MajorAZinthys: ::applauds::

LtDougMcKnight: ::claps::

Lt TKirr: WOO! Grats!

LtJGAaron Markus: ::applauds::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::claps::

WillFMarlowe: Sheesh. Slim pickings this month?

LtJGAaron Markus: ::laughs::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::rolls eyes at Marlowe::

LMajAdamDrake: ::claps:: Nice log!

Lt TKirr: You don't give yourself enough credit.

VAdm Blackthorne: You earned it.

WillFMarlowe: But thanks. I'm always surprised and flattered to learn that people actually read what I put out,

WillFMarlowe: much less like it. (End of acceptance speech.)

VAdm Blackthorne: All logs are read and appreciated!!

VAdm Blackthorne: hint hint

LtJGAaron Markus: ::gets the hint::

8:40 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: That's all for this week... Major?

MajorAZinthys: Dismissed!!

Lt TKirr: I have one parting statement. :-P

MajorAZinthys: ?

VAdm Blackthorne: What is it, T'Kirr?

Lt TKirr: ExplodedCrystalShipChips> ::floating for a while:: What the heck?! Why can't we regenerate like normal!!

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Lt TKirr: ^_^

VAdm Blackthorne: More on that next week.