Cmdr Shelev joined the chat (7:29:10 PM)
Kiley Airell joined the chat (7:29:10 PM)
7:29:16 PM vadmblackthorne: Hey folks.
7:30:25 PM kileyairell: Hey J!
7:30:36 PM kileyairell: I'm actually here tonight!
7:30:43 PM vadmblackthorne: Woohoo!
7:30:59 PM kileyairell: Nothing else came up this week, like the last couple of weeks
7:32:00 PM cmdrshelev: wow
7:32:10 PM cmdrshelev: I guess I should turn off CS
LCdr TKirr joined the chat (7:32:21 PM)
7:32:44 PM lcdrtkirr: Hey, Kiley. =)
7:32:44 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya, T'Kirr.
7:32:56 PM lcdrtkirr: Hey. Is there a way to get in here without inviting yourself?
7:33:08 PM cmdrshelev: jason stop running atlantis while I'm playing counterstrike
7:33:15 PM vadmblackthorne: There's a link on the webpage that works, I think
7:33:17 PM cmdrshelev: this is important serious business
7:33:23 PM kileyairell: Hey TKirr
7:34:29 PM vadmblackthorne: We have Internet Business to attend to.
7:34:30 PM cmdrshelev: mcknight better be here
7:34:43 PM cmdrshelev: I can't do squat in this plot without him
MajDougMcKnight joined the chat (7:34:52 PM)
7:34:53 PM lcdrtkirr: Internet Business?
7:34:55 PM cmdrshelev: YAY
7:34:56 PM vadmblackthorne: Speak of the devil.
7:34:59 PM lcdrtkirr: Speak of the Devil...
7:35:03 PM lcdrtkirr: Err
7:35:03 PM vadmblackthorne: Jinx!
7:35:06 PM cmdrshelev: where's my golden fiddle
7:35:06 PM lcdrtkirr: >_<
7:35:39 PM kileyairell: BTW all . . . I'm almost done with my log, but the jist of it is that I've crash landed on the planet away from Blackthorne and TKirr.
7:36:13 PM cmdrshelev: ok you three go have a bbq while mcknight and I plan serious internet business
7:36:21 PM lcdrtkirr: And we obviously don't know about it.
7:36:27 PM vadmblackthorne: internet
7:36:44 PM kileyairell: Correct, they don't know about it because I was shot down after them
7:39:08 PM majdougmcknight: BRB
7:41:08 PM lcdrtkirr: *having picked an assortment of daffodil-like flowers, sits down and begins weaving them into a crown*
7:45:52 PM vadmblackthorne: We'll start when those two get ready. :)
7:46:19 PM majdougmcknight: Sorry, had to get some coffee.
7:46:58 PM vadmblackthorne: Is the Internet Business in order?
7:47:04 PM kileyairell: good thing I don't have to work tonight
7:47:17 PM cmdrshelev: you tell me
7:47:33 PM vadmblackthorne: You're the one who wanted to wait. :confused:
7:47:39 PM cmdrshelev: no
7:47:42 PM vadmblackthorne: asdf
7:47:49 PM vadmblackthorne: ljksdaglkjlkdffa
7:47:53 PM cmdrshelev: jklsemicolon
7:48:05 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, let's get started then.
7:48:06 PM majdougmcknight: Huh?
7:49:16 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander?
7:49:17 PM cmdrshelev: :TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET:.
7:49:20 PM majdougmcknight: ::AA::
7:49:20 PM lcdrtkirr: ::AA::
7:49:20 PM kileyairell: ::AA::
7:49:54 PM majdougmcknight: (Great. Back for a second and a half, and my cat decides it's time to start paying attention to him now.)]
7:50:00 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then. Blackthorne, T'Kirr, and Airell have been shot down over a planet that houses a Machen Bren fighter facility of some sort.
7:50:16 PM vadmblackthorne: After a pitched battle, Atlantis and the fleet had to warp away, but rescue plans are in the works
7:50:36 PM vadmblackthorne: Questions?
7:51:01 PM majdougmcknight: Nope.
7:51:15 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:51:19 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:51:21 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:52:05 PM vadmblackthorne: ::rolling up the parachute tent::
7:52:46 PM cmdrshelev: Time to emergency warp coordinates?
7:52:56 PM lcdrtkirr: ::drags a tuft of leafy branches over the area, erasing evidence of their camp::
7:53:22 PM vadmblackthorne: ::ties the tent onto his pack frame::
7:53:24 PM vadmblackthorne: Ready to move?
7:53:52 PM lcdrtkirr: ::scatters the branches, dusts off her hands, then nods::
7:54:04 PM majdougmcknight: (Oh, crud. Helm guy isn't here.)
7:54:14 PM cmdrshelev: (( throw me out a figure ))
7:54:19 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Oh yeah, that's who we're missing>>
7:54:30 PM vadmblackthorne: (Almost perfect attendance!)
7:54:41 PM kileyairell: ::walks in the general direction of where she estimates the Admiral and TKirr crashed::
7:54:48 PM cmdrshelev: Helm> Fifteen minutes.
7:55:07 PM vadmblackthorne: This way, then. Stay alert. ::draws his sidearm::
7:55:40 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Where'd you get a gun O.o>>
7:56:13 PM lcdrtkirr: ::follows Blackthorne, keeping a sharp eye on the horizon::
7:56:14 PM cmdrshelev: +McKnight+ Major, copy that you got what little ground recon information we collected through that muck?
7:56:49 PM majdougmcknight: ::In security, decked out in full battle dress, looking over a number of armed and geared up marines before giving a satisfied nod, and turning back to a large screen, on which their best topographical scans are displayed,
7:56:52 PM vadmblackthorne: <<Standard on a flightsuit.>>
7:57:01 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Sweet>>
7:57:14 PM majdougmcknight: over which a medium sized yellow triangle has been super-imposed::
7:57:16 PM kileyairell: ::Kiley stops for a moment to rest. Her right side starting to really hurt again. Fumbles through her med kit and takes out a hypo of pain killer and injects herself::
7:57:22 PM vadmblackthorne: <Along with the "oh shi I just got shot down" rations, etc.>>
7:57:43 PM majdougmcknight: +Shelev+ About to start the briefing now, Commander. such as it is.
7:57:44 PM lcdrtkirr: <<rofl>>
7:57:55 PM kileyairell: ::after a brief moment of rest, she starts walking again::
7:58:24 PM cmdrshelev: +McKnight+ Mind if I join you?
7:58:27 PM kileyairell: ((and Kiley has a special Med Kit in her fighter, one she packed herself. She never liked the sparsity of the regular "oh shit" med kits))
7:58:54 PM lcdrtkirr: <<My fighter exploded in the upper atmosphere, so I got nuthin' =P>>
7:59:08 PM vadmblackthorne: <<You'd have your sidearm and rations, remember I ejected too.>>
7:59:19 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Except those.>>
7:59:38 PM majdougmcknight: +Shelev+ Please do, sir. Ultimately, they're your marines too.
8:00:18 PM cmdrshelev: ::Goes to TL:: Security
8:00:43 PM vadmblackthorne: I'd kill for some dry clothes about now.
8:01:22 PM lcdrtkirr: ::thinks about responding, but remains quiet::
8:01:50 PM cmdrshelev: ::Into security.:: Major, tell me good news.
8:02:23 PM kileyairell: ::stops for a moment and looks around, wondering her exactly she is and why everything looks red and why she's not on Atlantis::
8:02:33 PM majdougmcknight: We're not dead yet, and have no intel to suggest our downed pilots are either.
8:03:22 PM vadmblackthorne: ::holds up a hand in a stop gesture behind him::
8:03:32 PM cmdrshelev: OK, that settles the good news. Tell me the bad news now.
8:03:37 PM kileyairell: ::After a brief wave a nausia, she remembers taht she was shot down and is trying to find the Admiral::
8:03:46 PM lcdrtkirr: ::stops inches from Blackthorne::
8:04:06 PM majdougmcknight: ::Turns back to the display screen and indicates the large triangle:: Based on their last known re-entry trajectories, our computers have extrapolated that Admiral Blackthorne, as well as T'Kirr and Airell all went down somewhere
8:04:10 PM vadmblackthorne: ::crouches and gives a gesture for that, too, his palm flat and moving downward::
8:04:36 PM lcdrtkirr: ::crouches::
8:04:40 PM majdougmcknight: within this area...the bad news being that overall, this triangle encompassed some 52 square miles.
8:05:32 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gestures to his eyes, then points into the distance, down a slope::
8:05:45 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks in the direction he's pointing::
8:06:20 PM cmdrshelev: Well we know we can't work sensors through this muck.
8:06:29 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks and sees a patrol of three Machen Bren, with energy rifles::
8:06:31 PM cmdrshelev: Do we have enough aerial units to even look?
8:07:31 PM vadmblackthorne: ::identifies them wrong at first, they're projectile rifles::
8:08:18 PM majdougmcknight: To look? Yes. To spot them quickly? Doubtful. What we could make out from orbit indicated the crash sites are in a fairly heavily forested area, limiting the effectiveness of an aerial survey...but hopefully, sensors will work
8:09:02 PM majdougmcknight: better closer to the surface. Still, we're looking at a ground search as well.
8:09:37 PM vadmblackthorne: ::quietly sets his phaser to wide angle stun, gestures for her to do likewise::
8:09:45 PM kileyairell: ::stops to rest again. This time hears something strange. Crouches down and tries not to cry out in pain.::
8:09:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::keeps very low, and modifies her phaser::
8:10:31 PM cmdrshelev: Over 52 square miles? How thin are we going to be spread here?
8:10:54 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Maybe we should climb a tree and wave from the top>>
8:10:54 PM vadmblackthorne: ::begins moving forward, as quietly as possible, to find a good firing spot:
8:11:39 PM majdougmcknight: ::Points to the three corners of the triangle:: We'll avoid that as much as we can, given that we have no way of knowing what kind of opposition we may be facing. That in mind, I thought to limit our deployment to three teams,
8:13:09 PM majdougmcknight: one covering each corner, and working their way inward, their search supplemented by shuttle sweeps. Impaired sensor function means impaired transporter function, so we'll have to use the drop ships, roughly a company to each
8:13:15 PM majdougmcknight: landing zone.
8:13:49 PM cmdrshelev: Assuming they're dead center, how long?
8:14:11 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gestures right, then two fingers, then points to himself, then gestures left, one finger, and points to T'Kirr::
8:15:03 PM majdougmcknight: Assuming no opposition? A few hours.
8:16:05 PM cmdrshelev: who's going to cover us in orbit while this goes down?
8:17:55 PM kileyairell: ::hears the sounds of other people::
8:18:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::crouches down behind a large tree and carefully peers around it::
8:18:37 PM vadmblackthorne: ::aims his phaser::
8:18:52 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods to Blackthorne, her own phaser aimed::
8:18:59 PM majdougmcknight: Given that we can't take the civilian fleet back there with us, we'll be leaving them at the rendezvous point alone. I wouldn't feel comfortable depriving them of any further protection, so it'd just be us.
8:19:22 PM majdougmcknight: Understand, of course, that there IS no scenario I feel comfortable with just now. It's your call.
8:19:28 PM cmdrshelev: Nice.
8:19:29 PM vadmblackthorne: ::very very very quiet whisper:: One... two... three. ::fires::
8:19:43 PM lcdrtkirr: ::fires at her target::
8:19:51 PM vadmblackthorne: ::watches the three Machen Bren drop::
8:20:19 PM vadmblackthorne: ::flips his phaser to kill, which has no wide angle setting, and removes the evidence::
8:20:21 PM cmdrshelev: How does this sound...
8:20:49 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks around::
8:21:10 PM cmdrshelev: Drop out of warp close enough to smell that crap in the atmosphere, use the atlantis to soak up fire from the planet, send in the dropships, and back out until a fixed time to recover?
8:21:25 PM vadmblackthorne: ::quietly:: Well done.
8:21:41 PM cmdrshelev: we can't draw fire for two hours but we can make a hell of a lot of noise for 15 minutes.
8:21:47 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods, still watching and listening::
8:21:51 PM kileyairell: ::sees the phaser fire and slowly makes her way towards it::
8:21:52 PM cmdrshelev: Would that be enough cover to get the dropships in?
8:24:18 PM vadmblackthorne: ::stays crouched and observes the scene, only three Machen Bren rifles remaining::
8:24:23 PM majdougmcknight: Yes, sir. I've already plotted cannon sites into the targeting computer. Atlantis will come out of warp firing, hopefully blowing a big enough hole in the machen Bren defenses to come back later and use that spot for extraction.
8:25:56 PM cmdrshelev: Two hours enough time?
8:26:55 PM vadmblackthorne: ::
8:27:05 PM vadmblackthorne: ::quietly makes his way in toward the rifles::
8:27:17 PM majdougmcknight: ::Shakes his head:: Sir, with an op like this, always assume something will go wrong, especially when the presence of hostiles is confirmed. They almost certainly have a head start in searching for our people, and they know this
8:27:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::remains behind the tree, watching::
8:27:54 PM cmdrshelev: When do you want us to start the extraction, then?
8:28:16 PM majdougmcknight: planet a damn sight better than we do.
8:28:17 PM cmdrshelev: I can't wait on a signal since there's no way I'll even be able to communicate with you once you're on the surface.
8:28:58 PM vadmblackthorne: ::stoops and picks up a rifle::
8:29:05 PM majdougmcknight: Right now, I want to avoid a time table. We can use one of our shuttles to relay messages back and forth between the ground forces and Atlantis. It's small enough to easily avoid surface fire, and its shields and tactical warp
8:29:29 PM majdougmcknight: jump ability will enable it to get past any planet-based interceptor craft.
8:30:15 PM vadmblackthorne: ::scans the forest::
8:30:34 PM cmdrshelev: Fine. I want shuttles going both directions every 15 minutes.
8:30:43 PM majdougmcknight: Yes, sir.
8:30:45 PM kileyairell: ::thinks about climbing the trees for a better look, but decides she'd never be able to do it::
8:30:59 PM majdougmcknight: The big question is how big of a security detail you want to leave on Atlantis. Sending 3 companies down leaves us, factoring in the reinfocements we received at this mission's start, with around 200 marines remaining.
8:31:12 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hears movement:
8:31:31 PM vadmblackthorne: ::picks up the other two rifles and gets back to T'Kirr's position::
8:31:37 PM majdougmcknight: And we may want some on the job, investigating whatever's going on with the civilian fleet while things are quiet on that front.
8:31:59 PM cmdrshelev: You spring this on me after you've decided on three companies?
8:33:36 PM majdougmcknight: Burdens of command, sir. You want to trust this to the Xindi authorities, fine. But I'd suggest that as soon as we drop out of warp, we find Tagan, and leave him with half our remaining force, and Captain Montrose commanding them.
8:34:06 PM majdougmcknight: 100 men, combined with the computerized intruder countermeasures, should be enough to hold this ship if it's boarded.
8:34:12 PM kileyairell: ::stops and listens for any sounds, after not being able to hear anything, taps out a simple s-o-s in morse code once::
8:34:15 PM vadmblackthorne: ::points to the trees in the direction of the movement he heard::
8:34:26 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hears the taps::
8:34:35 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks toward the sound::
8:34:57 PM vadmblackthorne: ::eyes the distance and taps back, A-T-L-A-N-T-I-S::
8:35:25 PM cmdrshelev: Fine. 100 on Atlantis, 100 on the Xindi fleet. Get Montrose briefed and send him over to the flagship so they know we're not leaving them stranded.
8:35:36 PM cmdrshelev: I'll tell whoever is in charge over there to expect him.
8:35:54 PM lcdrtkirr: <<I doubt anyone here but Atlantians know morse code =P>>
8:36:26 PM kileyairell: ::grins, and taps back C-M-O::
8:36:50 PM vadmblackthorne: ::stands and looks:: Airell?
8:37:25 PM kileyairell: ::sees the Admiral a couple hundread meters away and slowly stands up::
8:37:44 PM vadmblackthorne: ::starts moving toward her::
8:37:50 PM lcdrtkirr: ::follows::
8:38:15 PM vadmblackthorne: They got you too, huh Doc?
8:38:21 PM kileyairell: ::moves towards them, head and side starting to ache again::
8:38:45 PM kileyairell: ::with strained voice:: yeah, just after the two of you went down::
8:39:30 PM vadmblackthorne: Are you alright?
8:40:01 PM majdougmcknight: ::Nods to Ensign O'Grady, who rushes off to fetch Montrose:: As for the rest of us, we need to be ready for anything. A few hits from a phaser rifle at a high enough setting WILL bring down one of those fighters, but I don't
8:40:09 PM kileyairell: If you consider having a nasty concusion and several fractured ribs alright. ::forces a grin::
8:40:18 PM vadmblackthorne: Join the rib club.
8:40:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::surveys the distance once more before focusing on Airell::
8:41:06 PM kileyairell: Need anything for it sir? I've got the good stuff.
8:41:30 PM majdougmcknight: want to waste any time. I want 2 tricobalt missile launchers in each squad. From what we say on that destroyer we boarded, the Machen bren use projectile weaponry, so I don't want to see one jackass going down there without their
8:41:40 PM vadmblackthorne: Not yet, we've gotta keep moving.
8:41:56 PM majdougmcknight: ablative trauma inserts. Commander, you have anything to add?
8:41:57 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hands her a Machen Bren rifle, along with one for T'Kirr::
8:42:22 PM cmdrshelev: Don't bother coming back without our pilots.
8:42:31 PM kileyairell: ::nods, looks at the rifle and frowns, but takes it::
8:42:33 PM lcdrtkirr: ::hefts the rifle and holsters her phaser::
8:43:10 PM vadmblackthorne: ::checks the chamber of the rifle, finds it full, along with the magazine::
8:43:21 PM vadmblackthorne: Let's move.
8:43:28 PM cmdrshelev: Major, do what you do best. I'll be on the bridge.
8:43:35 PM kileyairell: ::shoulders her rifle and takes out her phaser with the stun setting::
8:44:01 PM majdougmcknight: Sir.
8:44:13 PM cmdrshelev: ::Stops on his way to the TL and turns around.:: Oh, and feel free to kill as many of the bastards as you want.
8:44:40 PM vadmblackthorne: ::moves through the forest, careful for any more patrols::
8:44:45 PM kileyairell: ::follows the Admiral::
8:44:50 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins:: It's what I do best, sir.
8:45:11 PM cmdrshelev: Then we're in good hands. ::Exits.::
8:46:04 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:46:05 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:46:07 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:46:09 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::
8:46:10 PM kileyairell: ::pauses::
8:46:18 PM cmdrshelev: phew
8:46:50 PM lcdrtkirr: I miss your blueness, Shelev... save us already!
8:47:05 PM cmdrshelev: You're McKnight's problem :q:
8:47:33 PM vadmblackthorne: Heh, good sim and more to come next week.
8:47:42 PM majdougmcknight: Sweet.
8:48:06 PM cmdrshelev: Next week I get to act concerned while McKnight does all the heavy lifting.
8:48:12 PM cmdrshelev: Not that I lift anything heavy anyway.
8:48:25 PM vadmblackthorne: That's all for tonight. Commander?
8:48:31 PM cmdrshelev: Dismissed!
8:48:47 PM lcdrtkirr: ::climbs up a tree, out of sight::
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