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scurrdi: Admiral on deck
MajAdamDrake: Evening Jas.
VAdm Blackthorne
: hello folks
Lt TKirr: Hi hi
CmdrShelev has entered the room.
MajAdamDrake: Evening Commander!
: ::waves::
: ::nods:: Major.
VAdm Blackthorne: ::tosses Shelev a Whistle of Eardrum Splitting +5::
scurrdi: ::starts singing a countersong::
CmdrShelev: ::Fumbles with whistle::
scurrdi: ::and running to the upper decks::
Lt TKirr: ::AA::
MisterBoxingBear: ::AA::
CmdrShelev: Admiral on the bridge!
MajAdamDrake: ::@@::
VAdm Blackthorne
: Excellent, Commander.
CmdrShelev: I hope I'd remember how to work a whistle.
VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, tonight we are testing the torpedo weapon for use against the biomass.
VAdm Blackthorne: y
MajAdamDrake: ::listenings intently::
VAdm Blackthorne
: We've located a suitable watery planet with nothing nearby.
VAdm Blackthorne: That's really the best test environment we can hope for.
CmdrShelev: Have you done the appropriate environmental impact report?
CmdrShelev: We don't want to hurt any delicate ecosystems nearby. Or so my former commander would say.
VAdm Blackthorne: No.
VAdm Blackthorne: Any questions?
VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, if not....
VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
MajAdamDrake: ::standing around in Engineering, staring at the consoles::
VAdm Blackthorne
: ::on the bridge, looking at the planet on the viewer::
Lt TKirr: ::at Science on the Bridge::
CmdrShelev: ::Desperately trying to finish up transfer forms etc. on padd::
Lt TKirr: ::runs detailed scans of the ecosystem surrounding the latest potential test site::
MisterBoxingBear: ::Sits at the tactical station, going over the final targeting solution::
CmdrShelev: ::Looks up at planet on viewscreen::
CmdrShelev: Nice place.
MajAdamDrake: ::staring at a console, and tapping the surface, looking at the yeild of the torpedo and the loading parameters::
: But it's been a while since I've seen something disintegrate.
VAdm Blackthorne: Mr. McKnight.
MajAdamDrake: Michael!
: Jeddin> ::looks up:: Yes, Major?
: Admiral?
VAdm Blackthorne: Your torpedo. Is it ready?
MajAdamDrake: The loading specifications for this torpedo are going to have to be tweaked.
: Jeddin> Tweaked, sir?
Lt TKirr
: ::compares the test results of the test site with previous scans of other areas::
MisterBoxingBear: So the armory crew assures me. And we have sensor buoys submerged at intervals to record any and all relevant blast data.
Lt TKirr: ::nods her confirmation::
MajAdamDrake: Yeah, they're off. I need you to increase the size in both length and width. Use the spare torpedo tubes as a crossover buffer. If you need more room than that... improvise.
VAdm Blackthorne
: Load it.
VAdm Blackthorne: ::sits down in his chair::
MajAdamDrake: Jeddin> ::nods:: Aye, sir. ::heads off to the loading bay::
VAdm Blackthorne
: Mr. Shelev, care to blast a hole in an ocean?
CmdrShelev: It would be a pleasure.
MajAdamDrake: Jeddin> ::arrives quickly to the loading bay and begins modifying the torpedo tubes::
: Jeddin> ::uses his tools to make the specific changes::
: Jeddin> ::returns to Engineering::
: Jeddin> That was easy. ::smirks::
: Most of the specifications have already been made - this thing has been in development for some time. I don't see how they would overlook anything like that. It was a minor modification at my request.
: moment. I'm informed someone's just finishing up some work in the loading bay.
Lt TKirr: ::console beeps:: Scans complete. The high-frequency transmissions from the buoys has successfully evacuated seventy-three percent of the larger marine life.
Lt TKirr: The test site is ready.
CmdrShelev: Informed? By who? Didn't they know they were about to head out the launcher?
VAdm Blackthorne: Wouldn't that have been something.
VAdm Blackthorne: I've always threatened to launch people out torpedo tubes.
CmdrShelev: Woulda been a hell of a first day on the job, sir.
CmdrShelev: Alright, I want a go/no go from all relevant departments lest someone wind up dead.
VAdm Blackthorne: ::sits back and watches his XO on the job::
CmdrShelev: Drake?
MajAdamDrake: +Shelev+ Engineering is ready to go, Commander.
: McKnight?
MisterBoxingBear: We're ready for launch, sir.
CmdrShelev: Vulcan?
VAdm Blackthorne: ::hides a smirk::
MajAdamDrake: {{Oooh.... :-X}}
Lt TKirr
: ::perks a brow:: Ready, sir.
CmdrShelev: ::Nods::
CmdrShelev: McKnight, fire.
MisterBoxingBear: Firing, sir.
MisterBoxingBear: ::Presses the launch button, and on cue, a single torpedo streaks outward from the ship, bound for the ocean below::
CmdrShelev: ::Leans forward, adjusts glasses::
VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The torpedo strikes the ocean, vaporizing a chunk of it. Then the water rushes back in.
MajAdamDrake: ::watches the readouts::
Lt TKirr
: ::reads incoming scan info::
MajAdamDrake: Hmmm... ::brings up the explosion information::
: How much of that thing is gone now?
VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks to T'Kirr::
Lt TKirr: Approximately eighty-thousand square kilometers vaporized.
VAdm Blackthorne: I like the sound of that.
Lt TKirr: Fourty-two thousand upon explosion. The rest within the ten second aftermath.
MajAdamDrake: ::is impressed::
VAdm Blackthorne
: Excellent.
CmdrShelev: I like the sound of those figures.
Lt TKirr: ::reads another report:: Surrounding ecosystemical effect is within acceptable parameters.
WillFMarlowe has entered the room.
MajAdamDrake: {{Evening Will!}}
Lt TKirr
: <<Welcome, Will!>>
CmdrShelev: ...OK!
VAdm Blackthorne: ((Hiya, Will!))
WillFMarlowe: <<Hey, sorry I'm late!>>
scurrdi: ((Hello, Will!))
MisterBoxingBear: Do you think the local marine life can take us testing a full spread?
VAdm Blackthorne: I don't see why not.
CmdrShelev: <<Good morning!>>
Lt TKirr: We would need clear a larger area before testing again.
VAdm Blackthorne: Do it.
MajAdamDrake: ::starts running diagnostics of the launching mechanism::
Lt TKirr
: ::retrieves the buoys and transports them to an increased diameter around the test site, again triggering the high-frequency pulses::
MajAdamDrake: ::notices a change in the electrical frequency of the launching pin::
: What is that? ::initiates a level two scan::
: ::in a lab, running a computer simulation::
Lt TKirr: I estimate acceptable evacuation levels to be complete in fifteen minutes. <<fast-forward>>
VAdm Blackthorne: Are we ready?
MisterBoxingBear: We're ready, sir.
Lt TKirr: Test site is ready, Admiral.
MajAdamDrake: Intriguing.
: Jeddin> What is?
: +Drake+ Are we ready for a full spread, Major?
MajAdamDrake: It looks as if the firing has left a slight signature of the torpedos energy imbedded within the energy matrix of the launch bay.
: ::looks up:: +Shelev+ Yes, Commander.
: ::looks to Jeddin:: It's minimal, but if we had to fire a lot of these in rapid succession, we could have a problem.
: Jeddin> How big?
: It looks like we're ready, Admiral.
VAdm Blackthorne: Fire.
MajAdamDrake: Hard to say. We could lose the torpedo bays, we could lose the entire targetting computer components, we could lose the weapons array. Hell, if it was big enough, we could lose Deck 7.
: ::makes a few notes and runs the experiment for a second time::
MajAdamDrake: Jeddin> I'll keep an eye on it./
VAdm Blackthorne
: ACTION> A repeat performance, only much larger!
CmdrShelev: Fantastic!
Lt TKirr: ::reads incoming data:: Four-hundred thousand square kilometer diameter.
VAdm Blackthorne: That should do it.
CmdrShelev: How deep?
Lt TKirr: It reached the sea floor. Two-hundred kilometers deep.
VAdm Blackthorne: Excellent!
VAdm Blackthorne: Commander, have the schematics for this torpedo distributed fleet-wide.
CmdrShelev: Aye, sir.
CmdrShelev: ::Commences work on packaging schematics for fleet distribution::
MajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ Engineering to Bridge.
Lt TKirr
: ::begins cross-referencing the new data with that of the biomass in the database::
CmdrShelev: +Drake+ Bridge.
MajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ Sir, when the torpedo was fired, it left an energy residue. If not neutralized after each shot, this could become problem. It needs to be neutralized with theta radiation.
: +Drake+ You've done this procedure already?
MajAdamDrake: ::looks to Jeddin, who nods::
: +Bridge+ Yes, Commander.
VAdm Blackthorne
: ::listens::
CmdrShelev: +Drake+ So that was, what, around four minutes after each shot to prime the bay for the next shot?
WillFMarlowe: ::downloads the experiment results to a PADD and returns to his office, tinkering with graph layouts and table formats::
Lt TKirr: ::twists around to tap on the wall panel, monitoring the after-effects of the test site::
CmdrShelev: +Drake+ Engineering?
MajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ Yes, sir. We didn't neutralize the radiation after the first shot. We were still researching alternatives.
: +Drake+ Acknowledge. Please add this procedure to the current working specifications. We don't need other ships in the fleet losing torpedo tubes.
MajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ Aye, Commander. ::starts working on the procedure update::
: ((honestly, who needs those silly old torpedo tubes anyways?))
MajAdamDrake: {{They are intensely overrated, aren't they?}}
VAdm Blackthorne
: Commander, set a course for Starbase Forty-Two.
CmdrShelev: {{ And fragile to boot }}
VAdm Blackthorne: Our work here is done.
CmdrShelev: Helm, you heard the Admiral.
VAdm Blackthorne: Warp five. Execute.
VAdm Blackthorne: Ens Otto Pilot> Yessir. ::presses a button::
VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis warps off into the void.
scurrdi: ((::hears the ominous star-trek theme music start playing in the backround:: ))
VAdm Blackthorne: ::leans back in his chair::
Lt TKirr: ::condenses the data regarding the effect on the ocean into a report to deliver to Starfleet later::
Lt TKirr: <<LOL I love the name>>
CmdrShelev: Admiral, we'll be ready to transmit schematics as soon as Drake is finished, assuming he doesn't come up with something better.
MajAdamDrake: ::completes the update package with proper neutralization procedures and adds them to the working specifications::
VAdm Blackthorne
: We may not know where they'll hit next, but we have a surprise for them if they do.
CmdrShelev: ::Begins repackagaging the specifications::
WillFMarlowe: ::begins writing an abstract for his paper::
CmdrShelev: ::Finishes tapping his PADD; sends the specifications package to Comm for distribution during the next fleetwide distribution::
VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands and clasps his hands behind his back, smugly::
CmdrShelev: Fleet'll have the data as of the next transmission, Admiral.
VAdm Blackthorne: Excellent.
VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
Lt TKirr: ::pauses::
MisterBoxingBear: ::pauses::
CmdrShelev: Attention!
MajAdamDrake: ::@@::
: ::AA::
Lt TKirr: ::AA::
VAdm Blackthorne: Excellent. This plot wraps up, and another begins soon.
VAdm Blackthorne: This next plot will be far more intense.
VAdm Blackthorne: So get the people who aren't here to come and we'll get to it!
VAdm Blackthorne: That's all I have for this week. Commander?
CmdrShelev: Dismissed!
MajAdamDrake: ::waves:: Night all!
has left the room.
CmdrShelev: << goodnight everyone >>