VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::Sitting at Helm/Ops doing the Helm/Ops thing::

Kiley Airell: ::on the bridge::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::on the bridge::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Sitting in his office, getting round the clock tactical updates::

VAdm Blackthorne: Mr. Markus, take us through the gateway. One half impulse power.

elriovtridrys: :::on the Bridge at Med station:::

elriovtridrys: :::letting the grunts handle stuff in SB:::

ltjgaaronmarkus: Aye, sir. One half impulse. ::sets course with ease and executes::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The three crystalline ships form up with Atlantis as we approach.

amythystcrystals: ::sitting in Ten Forward, looking at the stars go by::

7:45 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Time to entry?

ltjgaaronmarkus: 20 seconds, sir.

VAdm Blackthorne: Steady as she goes.

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::nods::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Watching the bridge feed on his computer, frowning as if the expression has been inscribed on his face with a laser scalpel:: 20 seconds until we know if we've just presented the head of 3rd fleet to be lopped off.

Kiley Airell: *wonders if they'll make it out alive*

ltjgaaronmarkus: 5 seconds.

ltjgaaronmarkus: Entering gateway.

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis enters the gateway and time slurs, just like in a wormhole.

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::feels a little dizzy::

7:50 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Staaatussss reeeeporrrrrt?

Kiley Airell: ::starts feeling a little out of it::

amythystcrystals: ::shimmers as they enter the gateway::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Stares skeptically down at his mug of raktajino as the room seems to stretch out before him::

elriovtridrys: :::feels tingling sensation starting at fingertips ... followed by some light-headedness:::

ltjgaaronmarkus: Wwwweeee seeemm tooo havvve ennnttterrrreddd sssommmee kkkinnnndddd offf wwwooorrmmmhoooolle eeeffffecccttttt.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::waits for it to end::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Taps the comm control:: +Security+ McKniiiiiiiiiiight to alllllllllll haaaaaaaaaands. Staaaaaaaaaaay froooooooostyyyyyyy.

elriovtridrys: :::withholds any and all comment as he doesn't want to be heard talking like THAT::

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::attempts to monitor helm but feels way to dizzy everytime he looks at his instruments::

amythystcrystals: ::laughs, a light, tinkling sound::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Time returns to normal, and Atlantis enters a vast, utterly empty expanse of space... intergalactic space.

VAdm Blackthorne: >> Hey, tinkling is to be done in the restroom, not ten-forward! <<

LtDougMcKnight: +Bridge+ Security to bridge. Everyone alright up there?

amythystcrystals: >::groans::<

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::feels even dizzier from the return to normal time and almost falls out of his chair::

VAdm Blackthorne: Status, Markus.

elriovtridrys: :::feels tingling and dizziness disappear ... shakes head:::

VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Yes, we're fine, Lt.

Kiley Airell: Woah . . . that was weird

elriovtridrys: ::sucks in breath:: My feelings exactly, Counselor. ...

LtDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ Good, good. I assume the 3rd fleet has the location of that anomaly, sir?

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::regains composure slightly and reads instruments:: Well we're out of it....but exactly where I can't tell just yet.

7:55 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Yes. Blackthorne out.

LtDougMcKnight: Touchy.

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::fingers fly across the panel:: It seems all systems are ok, but I still can't pinpoint our location.

Kiley Airell: are we that far from home?

VAdm Blackthorne: Cross reference with data from the probe we launched through.

amythystcrystals: ::sips at an iron-based solution::

ltjgaaronmarkus: Aye, sir. ::checks data from the probe:: We are approximately 10,000 light years from the milkyway. ::looks up in astonishment and a little shock::

elriovtridrys: In intergalactic space?

ltjgaaronmarkus: Yes....

elriovtridrys: Elements.

VAdm Blackthorne: Just as the probe reported.

Kiley Airell: Dang! We are that far from home

elriovtridrys: So it's just basically touch and go from here on ...

VAdm Blackthorne: Keep the sensors recording constantly.

8:00 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: We're the first ship to ever be out this far.

ltjgaaronmarkus: I never stopped them, sir.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Does a brief check, then sits back, satisfied that all guards are in position:: Computer, state location of Amythyst Crystals.

elriovtridrys: Where no on has gone before, Sir?

VAdm Blackthorne: Exactly, doctor.

elriovtridrys: no one *

VAdm Blackthorne: Markus. Signal the crystals that we're ready to proceed.

LtDougMcKnight: Computer> Amythyst Crystals is in Ten Forward.

LtDougMcKnight: Lucky Amythyst Crystals.

ltjgaaronmarkus: Aye, sir. ::sends a signal to proceed::

LtDougMcKnight: ::As he walks out:: O'Grady, you're in charge. I'll be in Ten Forward.

LtDougMcKnight: ...on security business.

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::receives coordinates from the crystals:: They've sent coordinates, sir...::lays them in:: and they're laid in.

LtDougMcKnight: O'Grady> Naturally, sir.

VAdm Blackthorne: Warp six.

VAdm Blackthorne: Execute.

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::sets warp six and executes::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Heads for the turbolift, muttering:: Smartass.

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The crystals fall into formation with us.

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> And there are no stars streaking by outside... it's just black.

Kiley Airell: ::looks at the screen and thinks the image looks pretty freaky::

ltjgaaronmarkus: It should take us about an hour to reach the coordinates specified...plenty of time to get all kinds of sensor data....If there's actually anything to get readings on...

8:05 PM

amythystcrystals: ::notices the inky blackness outside of the ports and nods slowly::

VAdm Blackthorne: I'm betting that the coordinates aren't their world then. They seem awfully close.

elriovtridrys: ::looks at screen, just shakes head at unfamiliar blackness::

VAdm Blackthorne: It's probably a waypoint.

Kiley Airell: Do they even have a world?

VAdm Blackthorne: It's probably rather certain that they don't have a star..

Kiley Airell: *nods*

LtDougMcKnight: ::Steps onto the lift:: Deck 10.

ltcdrrobgarner has joined this chat.

amythystcrystals: >Rob!<

LtDougMcKnight: (Evening, Rob.)

ltcdrrobgarner: {::waves:: Yo.}

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::checks sensor readings:: No asteroids, no comets, no...anything. It's just...empty.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Steps off the lift, and heads for the Ten Forward doors::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods:: As we have always suspected.

8:10 PM

ltjgaaronmarkus: <<::takes a sensor reading of Rob's head:: Pretty much the same thing here...J/K>>

elriovtridrys: And they somehow live out in this ... void?

ltcdrrobgarner: {Nah, I just lined my head with neutronium. You can't scan in there.}

ltjgaaronmarkus: <<Probably wouldn't like what I found anyway.>>

VAdm Blackthorne: We'll find out.

ltcdrrobgarner: {I do, however, have an unusual appetite for planets, starships and insane commodores....}

LtDougMcKnight: ::As the doors slide aside to admit him, he looks around, having little trouble spotting his query before heading to the bar::

ltjgaaronmarkus: <<Plenty of those around here>>

LtDougMcKnight: Guiness.

ltjgaaronmarkus: Sir, since it'll be a while 'til we get to the coordinates, do you mind if I take a break?

elriovtridrys: As much as my interest in finding out what makes them what they are and so forth has been piqued, I wouldn't want to stay out here that long.

VAdm Blackthorne: Make it quick.

Kiley Airell: I wonder what it would be like to fly a fighter out here . . .

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::nods:: Yes, sir.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::half-smiles at Kiley:: Interesting, to say the least.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Drink in hand, approaches the windows and nods to the marine guarding her:: Take 5, McNally. Get yourself a drink.

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::looks at Kiley:: Now that would be fun.

elriovtridrys: Risky to say the least, without points of reference.

Kiley Airell: ::chuckles:: yeah.

VAdm Blackthorne: Everything we know, that we've explored is dwarfed by this vastness.

amythystcrystals: ::sees Doug walk in, get a drink and dismiss her detail:: Thank you for joining me, Doug.

amythystcrystals: ::smiles at him::

8:15 PM

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::walks to the turbolift and steps inside:: Deck 6.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Nods before turning to the window:: Kinda nice. Little like looking out the window from my room back home.

Kiley Airell: I'm not sure I'd like to stay out here long. It's so . . . lonely

amythystcrystals: ::laughs lightly:: Your window looks out on absolutely nothing?

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::steps off the turbolift when it stops and heads for holodeck 1::

LtDougMcKnight: It looks out on a back yard with plenty of tree cover. At night, it could look a lot like this.

amythystcrystals: Please, sit down, Doug. It will be awhile before we arrive at anything worth your attention, I promise you.

VAdm Blackthorne: I find it fascinating. We're the first ship in our history to come this far.

LtDougMcKnight: (Well, except the Enterprise.)

LtDougMcKnight: (Always the Enterise.)

LtDougMcKnight: (Enterprise, even)

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::stops at the holodeck doors:: Computer, Vulcan temple with candles and no monks.

Kiley Airell: Yes, that's fascinating. But, what's the point of being out here? There really is nothing to explore.

ltjgaaronmarkus: Computer> ::beeps:: Program ready. ::doors open::

VAdm Blackthorne: There's obviously something. They live out here.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Nods again, and takes a seat at the nearest table:: Nice as it is, though, you need a view to justify mood lighting. Computer, raise lighting 10 percent.

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::enters and kneels near the alter and begins to meditate::

Kiley Airell: maybe there are a lot of those wormholes so that they only reside here Sir

VAdm Blackthorne: Perhaps.

amythystcrystals: ::looks up:: I don't mind the low light. I was just thinking, not trying to read.

8:20 PM

LtDougMcKnight: ::Takes a drink from his glass:: Thinking about what, pray tell?

amythystcrystals: ::tips her head and looks at him::

amythystcrystals: Life, actually. And what makes each of us who and what we are.

elriovtridrys: Yes and perhaps we might come across another wormhole just as unexpectedly -- if on a random course -- and suddenly find ourselves in the middle of another galaxy, blazing with light.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Doesn't respond immediately, instead just staring at the window::

Kiley Airell: Now, THAT would be fascinating.

LtDougMcKnight: I want to apoligize for earlier.

VAdm Blackthorne: Yes, it certainly would.

Kiley Airell: though, hopefully we'll be able to find our way home

Kiley Airell: (we'd not we'll)

LtDougMcKnight: Things were said that needed to be said, but they could have been said differently.

amythystcrystals: Apologize? Please, don't be silly. There is so much about me that is impossible to explain, and asking for any kind of show of faith is... ::stares at her glass:: .. well, it's impossible, clearly.

ltjgaaronmarkus: ::suddenly gets extremely dizzy and falls over:: Unnnggh. ::nearly can't move:: Kil....::passes out::

VAdm Blackthorne: All part of the great adventure.

elriovtridrys: Unfortunately we have to deliver Ms Crystals to her people and somehow get back to our own galaxy ... I wouldn't want to just stay out here and then ... well take a chance on finding another place.

LtDougMcKnight: Faith is one thing. Civility is another. It's not my strong suit, but I'd always thought most of the classes at the Academy were dedicated to it.

8:25 PM

Kiley Airell: ((Okay I have to run all. Have to get to work))

amythystcrystals: ::looks at him for a long moment::

LtDougMcKnight: (Later, Kiley.)

VAdm Blackthorne: >>Bye Kiley<<

elriovtridrys: ( later Kiley )

Kiley Airell has left this chat.

amythystcrystals: Thank you, Doug.

amythystcrystals: Aside from Ian, no one has decided that basic civility is something that I deserved.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Waves it off:: I don't know what the heck you are, and you being telepathic and all, I won't deny that you give me the heeby jeebies.

LtDougMcKnight: But you are doing this for us...that has to mean something.

ltjgaaronmarkus: Ensign Morone>::walks up to holodeck 1 doors and sees that a program is running:: Computer, who's using this holodeck?

amythystcrystals: Not just for you. For the Crystalline, too.

amythystcrystals: I'm as much human as Crystalline.

VAdm Blackthorne: I wonder if there are other wormholes out here...

ltjgaaronmarkus: Computer> LtJg Aaron Markus.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Grimaces into his glass:: Yeah, the Admiral's a real bleeding heart himself. I just hope he doesn't get us all killed.

ltjgaaronmarkus: Ensign Morone>+Markus+ Ensign Morone to Lt. Markus, are you almost done?

8:30 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: >>I'll bleed your heart.  <<

amythystcrystals: >Sounds like Monroe needs to find the men's room.<

ltjgaaronmarkus: <<LOL>>

amythystcrystals: Markus> Hey, I'm out of TP in here... can you hand me some from the next stall?

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ltjgaaronmarkus: Ensign Morone>+Markus+ Lt. Markus?

VAdm Blackthorne: >>No cross TPing<<

ltjgaaronmarkus: Ensign Morone>Computer open holodeck doors please. ::doors open and Morone steps inside to find Markus unconscious on the floor::

ltjgaaronmarkus: E.M.> +Sickbay+ Sickbay, medical emergency in holodeck 1. ::checks for pulse, finding one::

ltjgaaronmarkus: Sickbay Nurse>+Morone+ On our way.

8:35 PM

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