AIM Chat with ltjgnicoleweis, ltdakotaellis, ElRiovtrIdrys, LMajAdamDrake, MajorAZinthys, CaptDougMcKnight.

7:32 PM

CaptDougMcKnight: Evening, Admiral.

ElRiov trIdrys: Evening Admiral

VAdm Blackthorne: Hey folks.

CaptDougMcKnight: Were you watching your governor's speech?

VAdm Blackthorne: Nope, I was asleep in my chair.

CaptDougMcKnight: Ah. You wake with astonishing timing then.

LMajAdamDrake: Back. Heya Admiral, Doug, Zinthys.

7:35 PM

ElRiov trIdrys: Last conventions I bothered watching were I think 1996. They have become way too predictable

VAdm Blackthorne: But, I'm sure Arnold kicked ass, as he usually does.

LMajAdamDrake: I just never watched 'em.

LMajAdamDrake: There was this guy in the local paper slamming another editorial writer for being a Republican and writing assaults on Bush. Apparently, you don't have free speech anymore...

VAdm Blackthorne: I've never seen a more effective governor. Arnold's just what Cali needs because it's so broken. PASS THIS MEASURE OR THERE WILL BE DIRE CONSEQUENCES.

ElRiov trIdrys: There was a time when, even if an incumbent President were running for re-election, you were never sure who would emerge as party nominee of either side

VAdm Blackthorne: And hey, the measure passed. Amazing.

LtJGNicoleWeis: hey, anyone know if sarina is coming tonight?

CaptDougMcKnight: Nothing like the threat of getting shot in the face to break a voting deadlock.

ElRiov trIdrys: These days we know who it will be including VP nominees beforehand. I sometimes wonder why they do it other than Old Habits Die Hard

ElRiov trIdrys: I dunno ... haven't seen her OL just yet

VAdm Blackthorne: I loved it when he called the state legislature "girly men."

LtJGNicoleWeis: LOL

LtJGNicoleWeis: that was great!

CaptDougMcKnight: He used that same phrase in his speech.

7:40 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: I've never heard more crying come from the direction of San Francisco.

LMajAdamDrake: ::laughs::

VAdm Blackthorne: And amazingly, the budget was passed soon after he said that.

LMajAdamDrake: And here I thought name-calling never solved anything.

ElRiov trIdrys: If he called the state legislature that, why did the crying come from San Francisco? I thought the capital was Sacramento!

VAdm Blackthorne: San Francisco was where most of the crying came from.

VAdm Blackthorne: The homosexuals in SF thought that he was calling them gay.

MajorAZinthys: Oddly enough, where most of the men *are* girly.

VAdm Blackthorne: But he was just doing the old Hans/Frans thing from SNL.

VAdm Blackthorne: It's California, Eric. Don't try to make sense of it.

VAdm Blackthorne: Most broken state in the country.

Lt Dakota Ellis: and then he got his way and they voided out all the marriages the did in SF inculding my Aunts

CaptDougMcKnight: This is pissing me off. The thing that really bothers me is that I missed the John McCain speech.

ElRiov trIdrys: next thing you know he will be appearing to pump ( ::SMACK:: ) them up

Lt Dakota Ellis: big stupid republican

CaptDougMcKnight: I'm looking for video footage of it...nothing yet.

MajorAZinthys: Florida's running a close second, though.

VAdm Blackthorne: Even though I support gay marriage, Rhi, San Francisco doesn't have the authority to go violating state law like that. And that's all that the state supreme court ruled on.

LMajAdamDrake: Yeah, I agree with you there Jason. ::nodnod::

Lt Dakota Ellis: ahh yes McCain my home states big dumn republican

ElRiov trIdrys: Know what's so crazy, Rhi, in Vegas prostitution is legal but they won't legally allow for that sort of marriage. Hmmmm

Lt Dakota Ellis: dumn... That's George W for dumb

7:45 PM

MajorAZinthys: Religion and Politics. That's all I'm saying for now.

VAdm Blackthorne: Pretty much. Subjects to avoid among friends.

ElRiov trIdrys: hot hot topics ...

LMajAdamDrake: Yeah, Zin, I agree. ::nodnod::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::::::sizzle:::::::::::

LtJGNicoleWeis: i'm just going to stay out of it all

CaptDougMcKnight: I've reached that conclusion many times. I always seem to keep forgetting it when the time comes.

LMajAdamDrake: ::smiles:: Good idea, Lynn. ::moves over next to her:: So, how's the weather?

ElRiov trIdrys: we have what Nov 2? to look forward to.

LtJGNicoleWeis: freaking hot

Lt Dakota Ellis: I wonder how George W will steal the White house this time

LtJGNicoleWeis: how's your weather over ther brad?

LMajAdamDrake: Excellent, thanks.

LtJGNicoleWeis: glad to hear that

LMajAdamDrake: He didn't steal anything.

Lt Dakota Ellis: I can't wait for Nov. 2

LMajAdamDrake:  I'm votin' for Bush. Go ahead, mark it down, votin' Bush.

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, let's get started before this goes down hill into jibjab.

LtJGAaron Markus has joined this chat.

Lt Dakota Ellis: It's my first major elction

LtJGNicoleWeis: lol

ElRiov trIdrys: OK but don't force us Medics in SB to have to defib you Rhi

LtJGNicoleWeis: same here rhi

MajorAZinthys: ::blows into whistle::

MajorAZinthys: Attention!!

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::AA::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::AA::

LtJGAaron Markus: <<sorry for being late>>

LMajAdamDrake: ::@@::

CaptDougMcKnight: ::AA::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::AA::

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::AA:if bush wins I'm moving to Canada)

LtJGNicoleWeis: ((canada rocks))

MajorAZinthys: At attention means we stop the out of character comments.

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, tonight the Constitution (LOL canada LOL) has finished its diagnostics and appears to be ready to go back to warp.

LMajAdamDrake: Ready, pppfhhh.

VAdm Blackthorne: A few kinks have been worked out and the random bugs seem to have stopped, for now.

VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?

7:50 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, then...

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

MajorAZinthys: ::...where else?::

LMajAdamDrake: ::working in Engineering - he never really leaves::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::on the bridge:: +Eng+ Blackthorne to Drake.

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::in sickbay cursing the computer::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::sitting at helm hoping that nothing else goes wrong::

LMajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ Drake, go ahead.

LMajAdamDrake: ::moves to another diagnostic console:: With that kink worked out we should be set.

VAdm Blackthorne: +Drake+ Report to the bridge, Major.

LMajAdamDrake: ::nods absently:: +Bridge+ Aye, Admiral.

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin, keep an eye on Engineering.

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Sniffs a mug of raktajino he's just fetched from the replicator experimentally:: Smells like something a Klingon would inflict on the galaxy.

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> Do I have to?

LMajAdamDrake: ::nods:: Yes.

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::at Sci 1 scanning and watching princess diaries again::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::in SB looking over PADDs and examining biobeds::

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> This place is your hell - I just work for you.

LMajAdamDrake: ::smiles and exits into the nearest turbolift:: Deck One, Bridge.

LtJGNicoleWeis: that's it idrys, i swear, i need to go back to the academy and relearn all that stupid stuff they teach you about computers

VAdm Blackthorne: ::sits down:::

VAdm Blackthorne: :Still hating the chair::

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Taps his comm badge:: +Engineering+ Engineering, this is security. Request an update on the status of the onboard transporter system.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::looks up:: Eh I swear they don't make any two ships alike. Something about "personalities" or whatnot.

LMajAdamDrake: ::hums to himself slightly as the turbolift rides up::

LtJGNicoleWeis: personalities?!

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> ::moves to a console:: +McKnight+ They should be operation, we're running the standard checks now.

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::laughs:: it's a ship not a living thing

LMajAdamDrake: ::steps out onto the bridge::

ElRiov trIdrys: Yeah like the ship has a mind of its own ... but it doesn't have the feel of Atlantis does it?

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::frowns:: no, it doesn't

7:55 PM

LtJGNicoleWeis: though, it's kinda a scary idea, a ship having a mind of it's own, i mean, what if the ship decided it didn't like us or something?

LMajAdamDrake: Reporting as ordered, Admiral. ::stands at attention::

ElRiov trIdrys: From what I've heard some others are also having problems adjusting to this ship.

Lt Dakota Ellis: (That's what you think Nicole if they're just ships how come Banshee says ow when Cy kicks it)

ElRiov trIdrys: Oh Elements forbid.

VAdm Blackthorne: Major. Is this bucket of bolts finally ready to fly?

LMajAdamDrake: ::nods:: Yes, Admiral.

LMajAdamDrake: For how long, well, that's another story.

CaptDougMcKnight: +Jeddin+ That's swell; keep me appraised. I'd like to conduct a boarding drill later today, but I'm not about to risk turning my people into transporter stew.

LtJGNicoleWeis: it doesn't feel like home, thats my problem with it

ElRiov trIdrys: Me neither!

LtJGNicoleWeis: it's a good ship and the sickbay's nice, but it's not our sickbay

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> ::smiling:: +McKnight+ Understood.

LtJGAaron Markus: I don't know why everyone has a problem with this ship. I think it's pretty sharp.

VAdm Blackthorne: You didn't try the coffee this morning, Markus.

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::tries to get the sensors to work like Atlantis does and mutters while she's doing it:: stupid ship

LMajAdamDrake: Or look at the transporter systems.

LtJGNicoleWeis: you knwo what we should do?

LtJGAaron Markus: I don't drink coffee really.

ElRiov trIdrys: Mmmmmmmm what?

LtJGNicoleWeis: we should decorate sickbay!!

MajorAZinthys: Any new design will naturally have its bugs and kinks.

LtJGNicoleWeis: make it more friendly, homey

LMajAdamDrake: ::smirks lightly:: I commend the ship builders for their interest in upgrading our technology, but it appears to me that this ship was forced out of construction for direct testing.

VAdm Blackthorne: It's a bit underdone.

ElRiov trIdrys: Well supposing we did and someone like Zinthys or the Admiral got down here ... don't you think they'd skin us alive?

MajorAZinthys: <<::coughBBQcough::>>

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Takes a sip of his raktajino, and shrugs. He's pretty sure he detects the presence of caffeine. After that, flavor's largely a matter of the crap he puts in there.::

ElRiov trIdrys: ( LOL )

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::laughs:: maybe

LtJGNicoleWeis: what if i talked to either zinthys or the admiral and got them to approve?

ElRiov trIdrys: As they say about closing a wound, suture self.

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::gigles::

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright then.

8:00 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Mr. Markus, resume course. Warp five.

LtJGNicoleWeis: i'm going to do it! though i don't want to really bother either of them with something so mundane

MajorAZinthys: ::holds on to the edges of his console::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::crosses his fingers::

LMajAdamDrake: ::takes a deep breath, hoping it works::

LtJGAaron Markus: Aye, sir. Warp five. ::hits the GO button::

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::waiting for something to go wrong::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::fastens his seat belt::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> We don't die in a huge special-effects budget-draining explosion.

Lt Dakota Ellis: (We have seat belts?)

VAdm Blackthorne: ::feels the ship jump to warp::

LMajAdamDrake: ::smiles:: Excellent.

MajorAZinthys: <<Damn.>>

LtJGAaron Markus: <<Hooray for not dying>>

LtJGNicoleWeis: would you mind the color pink?

ElRiov trIdrys: Well well. Someone's gotten us in motion ...

ElRiov trIdrys: Well so long as it's not everywhere.'

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::laughs and thinks of a bad joke::

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Feels the tremor of the deck plating beneath his feet, somewhat muffled by the carpeting, and raises his mug in an impromptu toast::

LtJGNicoleWeis: alright, i wn't use pink, will would prolly kill me anyways if he ever gets back and saw his new sickbay was pink

CaptDougMcKnight: Go grease monkeys, go.

VAdm Blackthorne: Well then.

VAdm Blackthorne: Excellent.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::sees the "speedometer" hit warp 5 and hold steady:: Warp five sir.

ElRiov trIdrys: Wise choice

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Just kidding.

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::nods::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> No, really, it all works, we don't die.

CaptDougMcKnight: (Um...huzzah for that then.)

MajorAZinthys: ::Relases his grip::

MajorAZinthys: ::Goes back to looking for things to shoot::

LMajAdamDrake: ::nods:: Is there anything else, Admiral?

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::goes back to scanning the area and watching her movie::

VAdm Blackthorne: No, that will be all. Just make sure it stays like this.

8:05 PM

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::moves into her office::

LMajAdamDrake: ::smiles:: I'll do my best, sir.

LMajAdamDrake: ::moves to the turbolift::

LtJGAaron Markus: Anywhere in particular you want to go, Admiral?

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Takes a padd from Lieutenant O'Grady, clearly his latest report:: Bullet points for me, lieutenant, if you please.

LtJGNicoleWeis: +zinthys+ sir, do you have a free moment?

VAdm Blackthorne: Fiji.

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> +McKnight+ Jeddin to McKnight, the transporter systems have been checked out. You're good to go with your boarding session or whatever you were doing.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::laughs::

LtJGAaron Markus: An asteroid belt or something, to test the weapons and maneuverability?

MajorAZinthys: ::Chuckles::

MajorAZinthys: +Weis+ What is it, Lieutenant?

LtJGAaron Markus: I can take us there too....

CaptDougMcKnight: +Jeddin+ Good man. Thank'ee kindly.

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> +McKnight+ Of course.

LtJGNicoleWeis: +zinthys+ i was wondering if the other doctors and i could have permission to decorate sickbay and make it feel more like home?

VAdm Blackthorne: Steady as she goes for now. Let's make sure the thing is stable.

MajorAZinthys: +Weis+ In what way?

LMajAdamDrake: ::steps into the turbolift:: Deck 12, Engineering.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::takes deep breath and holds it::

LtJGNicoleWeis: +zinthys+ hmm, add some color, maybe put up some pictures, that sorta thing

LtJGAaron Markus: ::thinks of Kiley in a bikini at fiji and smiles warmly. Then snaps out of it.:: Yes, sir.

LtJGNicoleWeis: +zinthys+ i swear no pink

MajorAZinthys: +Weis+ I see no problem with that, as long as it does not interfere with your work. That includes any images any crew member might react adversely to when they wake up in sickbay.

CaptDougMcKnight: O'Grady> Last check showed all weapons fully charged, and we've broken out a crate of stun grenades, as well as a handful of harmonic disruptors.

8:10 PM

LtJGNicoleWeis: +zinthys+ no worries sir, it won't interfer i swear, in fact it'll make work more pleasurable and the patients feel more comfortable

LMajAdamDrake: ::steps out into Engineering::

LMajAdamDrake: Nice Engineerin, I'll say that.

Lt Dakota Ellis: (So no Alice Cooper picture over the biobeds, Niki)

MajorAZinthys: +Weis+ You do that. Zinthys out.

CaptDougMcKnight: O'Grady> In short, everything's ready for the exercise. Sergeant Li has 3 squads ready to simulate a hostile invasion force.

LtJGNicoleWeis: ((::pouts:: darn it and i so wanted to hang that poster)

LtJGNicoleWeis: +zinthys+ thank you sir

LMajAdamDrake: So, now to sit down and relax. ::moves into his office::

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::walks out of her office smiling::

LtJGNicoleWeis: guess what idrys....

ElRiov trIdrys: What? Did they say yes?

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> A distress call from the freighter SS Hong Kong comes in. They're apparently being attacked by Orion pirates.

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::Nods:: oh yeah!

LtJGNicoleWeis: just as long as it doesn't interfere with our work

CaptDougMcKnight: (Sweet!)

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::looks at her external scans and sees blips:: Uhoh

MajorAZinthys: Sir, I'm getting a distress signal.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::jumps at the distress call:: Sir, distress call from the SS Hong Kong...

ElRiov trIdrys: Great.

VAdm Blackthorne: What is their situation and position?

LtJGNicoleWeis: heheehe, this could be fun, you know nice soothing colors, like blues and greens, what do you think?

8:15 PM

LtJGAaron Markus: 3.2 parsecs. bearing 132 mark 24. Their under attack...

VAdm Blackthorne: Change course to intercept.

VAdm Blackthorne: Increase to warp eight.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods:: I'm game. It might improve the whole decor and feel of the place.

LtJGAaron Markus: Aye, sir. ::changes course:: Warp eight.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::increases speed::

VAdm Blackthorne: Red alert!

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::nods:: thats what i was thinking, it seems to sterile

MajorAZinthys: ::Sounds the red alert::

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::turns off the movie and watches only the sensors:

LMajAdamDrake: ::hears Red Alert:: God damn it.

LMajAdamDrake: ::steps out into Main Engineering::

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Looks up:: Well, looks like we may have something else to take up our time. That, or this ship's software guys took the short bus to work.

VAdm Blackthorne: Hopefully it will cancel when we want it to.

MajorAZinthys: Indeed.

LtJGNicoleWeis: no, your kidding right? :;talking about the red alert::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::remembers the "episode" with the red alert::

LtJGAaron Markus: Please.....

ElRiov trIdrys: oh crumb there go all our plans.

VAdm Blackthorne: Time to intercept?

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::sighs:: oh wel, guess we'll just have to decorate later

LMajAdamDrake: Kingston! Check the phaser array and the torpedo launchers - we may need weapons. Hughes, double check the EM relays into the tactical grid. Jeddin, make sure our engines are set to go and are working with 100% stabilitiy.

ElRiov trIdrys: Just something to file for later.

CaptDougMcKnight: Alright folks, suit up. I want a strike team in full battle gear in the transporter room, ready for immediate deployment ASAP!

Lt Dakota Ellis: I'm getting Orion signatures from the attacking ships

MajorAZinthys: ::Blinks::

LtJGNicoleWeis: just like tons of other stuff

8:20 PM

LtJGAaron Markus: 7 minutes to intercept.

ElRiov trIdrys: +Bridge+ Sickbay here. What's the latest? We going to be anticipating casualties or stuff?

VAdm Blackthorne: Warp nine.

LtJGAaron Markus: Aye, sir. Warp nine. ::increases speed::

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::mutters:: and stuff?

MajorAZinthys: +Idrys+ Possibly.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::sees no Kiley or T'Kirr:: Ellis, ready the Mustangs for possible launch.

ElRiov trIdrys: +Zinthys+ Acknowledged. Medical team is getting in position Sir. :::motions for other Drs and RNs to take point:::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::smiles at the mention of the Mustangs::

MajorAZinthys: Sir, I reading a problem with the load mechanisms in torpedo bays 5-10

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Weaves through the marines lining up for their phaser rifles, and dons an armor vest before cutting right to the head of the line, and grabbing a rifle. Rank, priveldges, blah, blah, blah.::

ElRiov trIdrys: Oh well back to the old grind ... possibly.

VAdm Blackthorne: Bad timing. What is it?

MajorAZinthys: It's jammed, or something. This damn ship is so broken!

MajorAZinthys: ::pounds on his console::

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::sighs::

LtJGNicoleWeis: lets justh ope we can get this ship to work right

Lt Dakota Ellis: Aye Sir +Mustangs+ All Mustang pilots report to the fighter bay and prepare to lunch

VAdm Blackthorne: Get engineering onit.

MajorAZinthys: Of course.

Lt Dakota Ellis: *Launch

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ Bridge to engineering.

LMajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ Go ahead, Major.

LtJGAaron Markus: <<::takes out a knife and fork::>>

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ Load mechanism for torpedo bays 5-10 is jammed. Need that fixed pronto.

VAdm Blackthorne: >> It's lunchtime!! <<

LMajAdamDrake: Damn. +Zinthys+ Understood.

8:25 PM

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::puts Sci 1 on auto Sci-guy and heads for figter bay::

LMajAdamDrake: Alpha Team, torpedo tubes 5-10! Now! Go, go, go!

Kiley Airell has joined this chat.

LMajAdamDrake: Alpha Team> ::sprints off::

LtJGAaron Markus: <<Yay, it's Kiley!!!>>>

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> I'll watch thing here, get that fixed!

VAdm Blackthorne: >> Kiley, get to the assault bay and prepare to launch your fighter.  <<

Kiley Airell: ((Hey all! Sorry I'm late!))

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::in TL, then near the bay, takes off towards the locker room to suit up::

LMajAdamDrake: ::sprints off to follow:: I thought I did the ordering! ::smiles as he runs into the hall::

VAdm Blackthorne: Drop us from warp and engage the pirates.

LtJGNicoleWeis: ever wonder whats going on up there?

LMajAdamDrake: ::enters the turbolift with Alpha Team:: Deck 19, Torpedo Bays 5-10.

Lt Dakota Ellis: (Wait, we're not on Atlantis yet we still have the mastangs?)

Kiley Airell: ((Aye Aye Admiral))

VAdm Blackthorne: (I had them loaded aboard Constitution)

LtJGAaron Markus: ::drops to impulse:: Aye, sir.

VAdm Blackthorne: Zinthys, the ship is yours.

MajorAZinthys: Yessir.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::enters the TL:: Assault bay.

Lt Dakota Ellis: (and that's why you is the admiral )

MajorAZinthys: ::doesn't move from his console::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::awaits his replacement::

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::gets the jumpsuit on, grabs her helment and heads for her fighter::

MajorAZinthys: ::Feels strange, commanding the ship in battle::

Kiley Airell: ::enters the Assault bay::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::arrives and heads to suit up:

LtJGAaron Markus: ::signals for another replacement in case the first one doesn't arrive soon::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> There are two large Orion ships and several fighters harassing the Hong Kong./

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::gets in her fighter and starts preflight::

Kiley Airell: ::moves over to her fighter and starts to check it over::

LMajAdamDrake: ::sprints out onto the deck:: Two to each tube, I'll take number ten myself.

LMajAdamDrake: Alpha Team> ::spreads out to handle the tubes::

MajorAZinthys: ::Launches a few torpedoes from the functioning tubes::

LtJGNicoleWeis: sometimes i wish i could get in on the action

VAdm Blackthorne: ::hustles over to his fighter::

LtJGAaron Markus: Ensign Goober>::comes out of the TL and runs to helm:: Sorry I'm late....::sits down as Aaron gets up::

VAdm Blackthorne: Ah, Lt. Airell, glad you could make it.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::enters TL:: Fighter bay.

CaptDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ Major, any sign of weapons fire on the Hong Kong itself?

Kiley Airell: Wouldn't miss it for the world Admiral

8:30 PM

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ Minimal. They're trying to capture it.

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ They'll prolly run now that we're here.

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The HK signals that a boarding party just beamed aboard as their shields fell.

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ Then again, they're shields are down, and they have a boarding party.

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ You know what to do.

MajorAZinthys: <<they're=their>>

LtJGAaron Markus: ::arrives at the fighter bay and runs out of the TL and heads for the locker room::

VAdm Blackthorne: Lt. Ellis was about to try for your position, you're lucky you came.

CaptDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ Gotta love pirates. Always with the MO. If you can extend our shields around the Hong Kong, I've got a strike team ready. Once we've cleared the beam in site, we can start beaming in additional troops as necessary.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::smiles and hops in::

ElRiov trIdrys: Well for better or worse we're not ...

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::locks hatch and loads music program hears Juile Andrews:: Opps wrong one ::changes programs and gets the top gun sound track:: Much better

MajorAZinthys: Goober, take us close enough to the Hong Kong to shield her.

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::nods::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::puts on the flight suit and jumps up into his fighter::

LMajAdamDrake: ::slids into the tube and starts scanning:: What the hell, what the hell, what the hell, what the hell...

VAdm Blackthorne: +Sharks+ Shark One, requesting comm check.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::takes a quick glance at Kiley as if to say "missed you" and puts his helmet on::

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Straps on a helmet, and smiles as he joins the strike team.:: O'Grady, you have security. Keep my raktajino hot.

Kiley Airell: ::looks over to Aaron's fighter, smiles::

LMajAdamDrake: You can't be serious!

Lt Dakota Ellis: +Sharks+ I thought we were mustangs?

LtJGAaron Markus: Goober> Aye sir. ::move the ship in closer::

VAdm Blackthorne: ((Fire the tube!))

CaptDougMcKnight: O'Grady> Aye, sir. We'll have reinforcements standing by.

LtJGAaron Markus: *moves

LMajAdamDrake: +Alpha Team+ Alpha Team, report to agreement that the problem lies in the configuration systems and the targeting systems.

LMajAdamDrake: Alpha Team> +Drake+ Acknowledged.

MajorAZinthys: ::Fires off a few phaser blasts to take the pirate ships attention away from the HK::

VAdm Blackthorne: >> The fighters are Mustang-class fighters. The squadron is named the Sharks. <<

Lt Dakota Ellis: (Scotty got his Star on the walk of fame today)

Kiley Airell: ((cool))

Lt Dakota Ellis: (ahh)

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The pirates turn their attention to the Constitution.

CaptDougMcKnight: (I heard. Good for him.)

MajorAZinthys: That's right. Turn this way.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::hits the button to run through the pre-flight::

Kiley Airell: ::finishes preflight check::

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::starts humming a song as she prepares sickbay for whatever happens::]

VAdm Blackthorne: +Sharks+ Sharks are the squadrons, Mustangs are the fighters. Comm check.

LtJGAaron Markus: Goober>::hopes he lives through this::

8:35 PM

MajorAZinthys: ::Shudders as the ship takes a hit::

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Looks to the marine tech manning the transporter console:: The second the shields are out of the way, you punch it.

LMajAdamDrake: ::shuffles in the tube:: Shit. +Zinthys+ Drake to Bridge.

Lt Dakota Ellis: +Sharks+ Comms clear as a bell on here

VAdm Blackthorne: ((Sharks use #))

MajorAZinthys: Goober, beam the marine squad over real quick-like.

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ Go.

Kiley Airell: #+sharks+loud and clear Admiral

LtJGAaron Markus: Goober> Aye, sir. ::beams over the squad::

LMajAdamDrake: +Zinthys+ Major, the torpedo tubes were configured incorrectly upon installation. The targeting sensors are completed screwed, and the dimensions of the torps themselves don't match the parameters of the tube. I need twenty.

LtJGAaron Markus: #+Sharks+ Comm check clear on this end.

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ You've got one.

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Sharks+ Go for launch!

VAdm Blackthorne: # ::goes to full power after finishing the preflight and shoots out of the bay::

MajorAZinthys: Why can't *anything* ever be done right around here...?

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Quickly adjusts to the lower lighting of a ship on emergency power as he dissapears and rematerializes on the Hong Kong. A handful of pirates take notice, and open fire with disruptor pistols::

Lt Dakota Ellis: #::follows out the bay doors::

LMajAdamDrake: +Zinthys+ Major, I can give you tube ten in probably three and a half minutes.

LtJGAaron Markus: #::finishes pre-flight and waits for his turn to go::

LMajAdamDrake: ::wipes out his hydrospanner and begins reconfiguring the targeting sensors::

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ Whatever you can.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::m:: We could have been redecorating ...

Kiley Airell: #::follows the others out into space::

MajorAZinthys: ::Deliberatly doesn't shoot at any of those places he knows are particularly vulnerable::

LMajAdamDrake: Why can't Starfleet build something worth while? ::switches to a thermocoupler:: Targeting sensors caliberated and reset. Parameter files open...

LtJGAaron Markus: #::takes off::

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::nods at idrys mumblings, happy someone else wanted to decorate too::

VAdm Blackthorne: #::immediately drops in behind an Orion fighter, who panics and cuts left hard:

8:40 PM

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Turns his attention for a fraction of a second as one of his men takes a disruptor bolt to the chest, and immediately regrets it as he discovers a pirate bearing down on him with a large and vicious looking knife::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::looks at other Drs and RNs::: OK folks back to inventory, second shift take five but be prepared for any incoming.

Lt Dakota Ellis: #::finds an Orion fighter and speeds towards it daring it to get out of her way::

LtJGAaron Markus: Goober> ::monitors shield damage and signals the engineering staff to repair appropriate areas::

LtJGNicoleWeis: :::sighs and continues inventorying and preparing::

VAdm Blackthorne: #::banks hard, following::

MajorAZinthys: Action> The ship takes a violent hit as the two Orion vessels coordinate their fire.

LtJGAaron Markus: #::sees a pirate ship heading turning towards the Admiral and falls in behind it::

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Recovering quickly, shoves the Orion's hand and by extension the blade off to the left with the barrel of his phaser rifle. In a neatly simultaneous movement, he brings the butt of the weapon up on the Orion's jaw::

Lt Dakota Ellis: #::waits till the ship make a move to get out of her path:: +Sharks+ Do we fire?

LtJGAaron Markus: <<heading turning? ugh>>

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Sharks+ Aye.

MajorAZinthys: Action> The Science bridge station explodes and sends the officer there flying, straining the special effects budget.

Kiley Airell: #::flies behind one of the Orion ships and fires::

Lt Dakota Ellis: #::fires on the Orion ship::

VAdm Blackthorne: #::gets a lock and fire off two microtorps::

LtJGAaron Markus: #::hears the word and fires at the pirate with a mini torp, blowing it to bits::

VAdm Blackthorne: #::watches the ship explode as he acquires another target::

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Quickly puts the pirate out of his misery with a phaser bolt to the face. By now, the opposing pirates have all either fallen or been forced to flee in the face of superior and coordinated firepower. But now, the Orion know

VAdm Blackthorne: #::takes note of the capital ship battle:: They think they have us outgunned.

MajorAZinthys: ::Yawns::

CaptDougMcKnight: there are marines onboard. They can expect resistance to stiffen from here on in::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::also busies self with the tedium of inventory:::

MajorAZinthys: Goober, shift shields to the port side and bring us about.

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Zinthys+ Blackthorne to Zinthys.

Lt Dakota Ellis: #::blow up the ship and aviod the bits as they fly by, looks for another ship::

MajorAZinthys: +Ian+ Go ahead, admiral.

LMajAdamDrake: ::resets the parameters::

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Z+ Have your Marines tag the wounded Hong Kong crew for transport to sickbay.

LtJGAaron Markus: Goober> Aye, sir. ::swings the ship around and shifts the shields to the port side::

MajorAZinthys: +Ian+ Aye, sir.

Kiley Airell: #::flies around, looking for more Orions::

8:45 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: #::drops in behind another one, who loops up hard::

VAdm Blackthorne: @::Slams on the brakes so that when the Orion comes out of the loop, he's still in front of Ian::

MajorAZinthys: +McKnight+ Mr. McKnight, when you're done with the bandits, help the Hong Kong wounded come aboard.

LtJGAaron Markus: #::sees another pirate fall in behind Kiley and heads toward it from its side::

VAdm Blackthorne: #Sucker. ::fires two micros::

Lt Dakota Ellis: #::comes up right in front of a fighter fires and then dives before it blows::

LMajAdamDrake: +Zinthys+ Drake to Zinthys, you've got tube ten!

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ One down.

LMajAdamDrake: ::slides out into the corridor::

CaptDougMcKnight: +Zinthys+ We're not there yet, Major, and as of yet, we still don't know the enemy strength.. Request 2 more squads as soon as possible to help us keep the momentum up.

MajorAZinthys: +Doug+ you got it.

VAdm Blackthorne: #::drops in behind another pirate that's on Markus, forming a chain of fighters chasing each other::

Lt Dakota Ellis: # Ahh there's no better way to let off steam then by blowing little green men

LtJGAaron Markus: #::flies in close to the pirate and fires the phaser cannons at near-point-blank range, blasting right through the cockpit, killing the pilot but not blowing up the ship::

MajorAZinthys: +marines+ Alpha and Gamma squads, report to TR1 from transport to the Hong Kong.

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Ducks behind a corner as he spots an Orion pirate with a disruptor blocking his advance, just before a disruptor bolt impacts on the wall where his head was a moment before::

VAdm Blackthorne: #::introduces the fighter behind Markus's engines to his phasers::

MajorAZinthys: ::Fires a concentrated burst of phaser fire at the engineering section on one ship::

LtJGAaron Markus: <<afk>>

MajorAZinthys: ::Follows it up with a series of torpedoes resembling a 19th century broadside::

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Another marine kneels beside McKnight and quickly bends around the corner to take the shot::

LMajAdamDrake: ::pulls his engineer out of tube nine and gets to work::

CaptDougMcKnight: @Marine> Pretty sure I got a hit, sir. But he's not down!

VAdm Blackthorne: #Nice fireworks show, Major...

CaptDougMcKnight: @Wonderful.

VAdm Blackthorne: #::comes about in search of another fighter::

MajorAZinthys: Action> The Orion ship goes suddenly dark.

LtJGAaron Markus: <<back>>

8:50 PM

Kiley Airell: #::flies up near Aaron::

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Pulls a photon grande from his vest and hurls it down the hallway in the direction of the enemy fire::

MajorAZinthys: ::Locks the tractor beam onto the remaining ship::

LtJGAaron Markus: #::notices Kiley but keeps looking for more pirates::

VAdm Blackthorne: #::gets a LR lock on one, and fires two micros::

CaptDougMcKnight: @+Marines+ McKnight to all Atlantis security personnel. Some of these fuckers are wearing body armor. Set your weapons to level 6!

Kiley Airell: #::looks around for something else to blow up::

MajorAZinthys: Action> The last of Alpha squad beam over.

LMajAdamDrake: ::runs the last thing over the thing for the tube:: +Zinthys+ You've got tube nine.

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Sharks+ That's all of them, prepare for

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Sharks+ Strafing runs on the capital ships.

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ Four to go.

LtJGAaron Markus: #::smiles:: Cool.

CaptDougMcKnight: @Marine> ::Shows up behind McKnight:: Sir, the last of our reinforcements are on board!

MajorAZinthys: +Ian+ You about down playin' around down there?

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Sharks+ Markus, you're on Airell's wing. Ellis, you're on my wing.

Lt Dakota Ellis: #+Sharks+ Yes Sir ::moves into postion::

MajorAZinthys: ::Swaps the tractor to the dead ship::

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Z+ We're about to strafe that ship.

Kiley Airell: #+Sharks+ Aye Admiral

LMajAdamDrake: Alpha Squad! Listen up! You have to reset the targeting mechanism with the hydrospanner with an inverted polarity. Then jack up the parameters with the thermocoupler. Finally, reinitialize the system with a tricorder.

LMajAdamDrake: go!

LMajAdamDrake: Go!*

MajorAZinthys: +Ian+ I wouldn't recommend it.

CaptDougMcKnight: @Alright, Alpha Squad can help us mop up. Gamma squad can come in behind and tag survivors for emergency beam out. But for the moment, that leaves the bastards trying to lop this ship's head off. Marine, which way to the bridge?

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Sharks+ I usually have T'Kirr on my wing. Think you're up to it, Ellis? ::laughing::

MajorAZinthys: Action> Gamma Squad starts helping survivors to the Constitution's sickbay.

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Z+ Explain.

MajorAZinthys: +Ian+ Watch.

MajorAZinthys: ::Pulls the dead ship at the functioning one::

VAdm Blackthorne: #::Blinks::

MajorAZinthys: ::Uses the new uber-powerful tractor beam to force them at each other::

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Sharks+ Fall back!

CaptDougMcKnight: @Corporal Bennett>::Looking at a display on his wrist, and points a direction:: One level up, and then, thaddaway.

Lt Dakota Ellis: #::falls back::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::looks towards SB entrance::: OK we got company ... let's fall in. :::heads towards entrance::

VAdm Blackthorne: #::pulls a quick Immelman and it's elbows and assholes in the opposite direction::

LMajAdamDrake: ::hears the familiar sounds of someone fixing a torpedo tube::

8:55 PM

MajorAZinthys: Dammit, launch escape pods.

CaptDougMcKnight: @We can bet that's ubnder seige right now.

MajorAZinthys: You fucking idiots.

LtJGAaron Markus: #::falls back::

LMajAdamDrake: Alpha Team> Done, sir!

Kiley Airell: #::Falls back::

LMajAdamDrake: +Zinthys+ Drake to Bridge, torpedo tubes are set to go!

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Points out 7 men around him. All of you, you're with me.

MajorAZinthys: Action> The two ships collide, producing a wonderful explosion that sends the special effects department in debt.

VAdm Blackthorne: #Brilliant.

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Z+ Nicely done, Major. Innovative, to say the least.

LMajAdamDrake: ::feels a shudder from the blast:: All right, everyone back to Engineering.

MajorAZinthys: +Ian+ Just testing the ship's capabilities, sir.

Lt Dakota Ellis: # Sweet

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Straps the rifle over his shoulder, and makes a beeline for the emergency service ladder. The rest of his assault team follow right on his heels as they climb to deck 1::

VAdm Blackthorne: #+Sharks+ Return to base, Sharks.

MajorAZinthys: +McKnight+ Report.

VAdm Blackthorne: #::heads for the Constitution's assault bay::

Lt Dakota Ellis: #::returns to the ship::

MajorAZinthys: What the hell?

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Quickly taps his comm badge:: Ask me again in 5 minutes. McKnight out.

VAdm Blackthorne: #::lands and begins the powerdown sequence::

LtJGAaron Markus: # +Sharks+ Shucks. ::heads for base::

MajorAZinthys: ::nods to himself::

Kiley Airell: #::heads back to base::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::helping casualties in and directing patients to biobeds:::

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ Good job with the torp tubes. Got another project for you.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::pops the canopy::

LMajAdamDrake: ::sighs:: +Zinthys+ Go ahead, Major.

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ The assault bay doors are stuck open.

LtJGAaron Markus: #::lands and powers down::

Lt Dakota Ellis: #::powers down::

VAdm Blackthorne: #::climbs down the ladder from the cockpit::

LMajAdamDrake: +Zinthys+ Emergency forcefields in place?

Kiley Airell: #::lands near Aaron, powers down and climbs out:: That was fun

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Emerges on deck one, and silently leads his team in the direction of the sound of weapons fire. Ad they near a corner, McKnight takes out a small periscope, and glances around the corner to spot about a dozen Orion Pirates.::

9:00 PM

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ Of course. Fortuanetly, those work.

LMajAdamDrake: +Zinthys+ Understood, I'm on my way.

LMajAdamDrake: Patterson, Kendricks, you're with me.

LMajAdamDrake: ::heads off to the nearest turbolift:: Fighterbay.

VAdm Blackthorne: It had been a while since we got to use the Mustangs, too.

LtJGAaron Markus: #::steps off the ladder:: Shame on you, enjoy the deaths of others...

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Notes that one of them appears to be affixing a breaching charge to the bridge door. Turning to his team, he pulls out a second grenade, and gives the 3 count to his team.::

LtJGAaron Markus: I thought counselors were more sincere than that...

Kiley Airell: #:;chuckels:: not the death of others . . . but rather the protection of others

LtJGAaron Markus: ::smiles::

VAdm Blackthorne: At least the Mustangs still work.

LMajAdamDrake: ::steps out onto the deck, through the doors, and down the lift to the fighterbay::

LMajAdamDrake: ::blows past Blackthorne::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::blinks::

VAdm Blackthorne: Major, what is the trouble?

Kiley Airell: ::looks over towards the Admiral and Drake, wondering what's going on::

LMajAdamDrake: Besides everything? ::smiles and calling back:: Fighterbay doors stuck open. ::moves to the control:: Kendrick, get down to the primary opening mechanism.

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::heads back to the bridge::

VAdm Blackthorne: Figures.

CaptDougMcKnight: @::On the count of 3, tosses his grenade around the corner. A few notice in tiem to find cover from the blast and the subsequent phaser barrage, but only a handful. A fire fight commences, but the marines have a clear advantage::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::hugs Kiley:: I'm just glad you're okay.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::enters the TL:: Bridge.

LMajAdamDrake: Patterson, see if you can bypass the initial program and close one of the doors. Then we can shunt more power to the forcefield of the exposed section.

Kiley Airell: ::chuckles:: me too.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::Arrives on the bridge:: Report.

LtJGAaron Markus: I'd better get back to the bridge. ::smiles::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::puts his helmet down next to his chair, since he forgot to leave it in the locker room::

MajorAZinthys: Two Orion vessels down, still calculating the fighters destroyed.

Kiley Airell: ::heads to the TL::Yeah

VAdm Blackthorne: We didn't see anymore out there, that's for sure.

CaptDougMcKnight: @::Shouting around the corner:: I'm Captain Douglas McKnight, Star Fleet Marine Corps. You're facing superior Federation forces, and we've already arrived at the point of lethal force.

MajorAZinthys: The Hong Kong is mostly intact, though the marines are still engaged with the Orion boarders.

LMajAdamDrake: Patterson> I can close the left door, sir, but the right one is the jammed one.

9:05 PM

LMajAdamDrake: Kendrick> ::from down underneath the doors:: The rotated mechanism is fused to the secondary stabilizer.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::heads for the locker room sets down his helmet, takes off his flight suit and heads for the TL::

MajorAZinthys: Gamma Squad is currently aiding the wounded over to our sickbay.

CaptDougMcKnight: @I'm giving you one chance to lay down your arms, and surrender peacefully. Otherwise, I hope you boys look good in Christmas colors!

VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods:: How are they doing over there?

MajorAZinthys: McKnight is due to check in in... one minute.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::enters the TL:: Bridge.

CaptDougMcKnight: @Assuming you bleed red...I guess that joke wasn't too well thought out. Point is, you're leaving this ship. In cuffs or body bags, that's your call.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods::

Kiley Airell: ::waits for the doors to close:: you have fun?

MajorAZinthys: <<Even if they bleed green...>>

LtJGAaron Markus: Yes, ma'am. ::salutes::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::look up at Ellis:: Looks like you'll have to wait until next time to get to fly on my wing. The Major here was too efficient.

LtJGAaron Markus: <<scratch my last>>

Kiley Airell: ((::laughs:)

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::looks over at Z and then at Blackthorne:: We'll show'em next time Sir

MajorAZinthys: ::keeps quiet::

CaptDougMcKnight: @Orion>::Guages by the volume of return fire that they're outnumbered at least 2 to 1, and reinforcements do not appear forthcoming:: We surrender. Hold your fire!

VAdm Blackthorne: ::chuckles::

LMajAdamDrake: Reset the EM relays and try again.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::enters the bridge and walks to helm::

LMajAdamDrake: Kendricks> We can't rip these things apart. I'll need the tools for a massive repair on the doors.

LMajAdamDrake: Patterson> I'll get it for him.

LMajAdamDrake: Good, I'm back to Engineering for further repairs I'm sure.

CaptDougMcKnight: @Drop your weapons on the deck, and slide them over, now. And don't one of you even THINK of pulling the overload trick. Some little shit always tries it, and I'm telling you right now, the reaction's too slow.

LtJGAaron Markus: Goober> ::gets up slowly and walks off a little shaken::

LtJGAaron Markus: You okay, Ensign?

MajorAZinthys: <<LOL McKnight>>

LtJGAaron Markus: Goober> ::turns to Markus:: I'm fine, sir. I think...

9:10 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: ::sits down::

LtJGAaron Markus: Why don't you report to sickbay for a quick checkup, just to be sure.

Kiley Airell: ::moves to her seat::

CaptDougMcKnight: @Watches an assortment of pistols, knives, and short rifles being slid over.:: Wise decision, boys. Now, all of you, against the wall!

LtJGAaron Markus: Goober> Yes sir. ::gets into the TL and heads for sickbay::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::sits down and logs in and checks status::

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

MajorAZinthys: ::blows into whistle::

MajorAZinthys: Attention!!

LtJGAaron Markus: ::AA::

LMajAdamDrake: ::@@::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::AA::

LtJGNicoleWeis: ::AA::

Kiley Airell: ::AA::

CaptDougMcKnight: ::AA::

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::AA::

VAdm Blackthorne: Well, that went a bit long

VAdm Blackthorne: But it was good, nonetheless!

CaptDougMcKnight: Twas.

VAdm Blackthorne: No announcements this week, so see y'all next week.

LMajAdamDrake: ::waves:: Glad to be back, Atlantis! See you next week.

VAdm Blackthorne: MAjor, if you will?

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LMajAdamDrake: ::laughs::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::laughs:: Dismissed!

Kiley Airell: LOL

CaptDougMcKnight: It appears he won't.

ElRiov trIdrys: niters

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LMajAdamDrake: Night all.

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MajorAZinthys: <<dammit>>

Lt Dakota Ellis: is that his way of saying get the hell out?

LtJGAaron Markus: ::laughs::

MajorAZinthys: Dismissed!

ElRiov trIdrys: too late Z

Kiley Airell: LOL

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Lt Dakota Ellis: Laters

ElRiov trIdrys: :chuckles::

Kiley Airell: night all

LtJGAaron Markus: Night.

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