Cmdr Shelev joined the chat (7:27:49 PM)

LCdr TKirr joined the chat (7:32:41 PM)

7:33:01 PM lcdrtkirr: *gasp* Minute and 45 seconds late!

7:33:09 PM vadmblackthorne: BLASPHEMY.

7:33:12 PM cmdrshelev: So is everyone else.

7:33:16 PM cmdrshelev: Wait my fonts are broken again

7:34:11 PM cmdrshelev: arial 12 ftw

7:34:26 PM lcdrtkirr: Am I showing as really light green again?

Kiley Airell joined the chat (7:34:55 PM)

7:34:59 PM vadmblackthorne: yes

7:35:58 PM kileyairell: hi

7:36:35 PM vadmblackthorne: Hey Kiley

7:36:38 PM lcdrtkirr: Hi, Kiley

7:37:23 PM kileyairell: how's everyone?

7:37:29 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, we're stuck without McKnight.

7:37:33 PM lcdrtkirr: Well, thanks

7:37:45 PM cmdrshelev: we can't do tonight without mcknight

7:37:51 PM lcdrtkirr: As usual...

7:38:05 PM lcdrtkirr: Did he say anything?

7:38:20 PM cmdrshelev: not to me

7:38:29 PM cmdrshelev: I am just echoing what jason says

7:38:35 PM vadmblackthorne: He usually has a good reason when he missed.

7:39:16 PM kileyairell: like over sleeping?

7:39:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Hey, I've done that. :)

7:39:34 PM lcdrtkirr: Me, too. :-(

7:39:39 PM kileyairell: me too!  Like tonight

7:39:57 PM lcdrtkirr: Omg, 3 minutes late!  Write her up!

7:40:10 PM vadmblackthorne: Kill her!

7:40:21 PM lcdrtkirr: ::grabs a stone::

7:40:37 PM kileyairell: Hey, I don't like being even 1 minutes late . . . late is late . . .

MajDougMcKnight joined the chat (7:41:45 PM)

7:41:48 PM vadmblackthorne: Well hell.

7:41:51 PM lcdrtkirr: Hey, McKnight

7:41:52 PM vadmblackthorne: Commence stoning!

7:41:58 PM majdougmcknight: Sorry, guys.  Lost track of time.

7:42:13 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, let's begin.

7:42:58 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander?

7:43:23 PM cmdrshelev: I could not send tweet because it was too large

7:43:26 PM cmdrshelev: insert tweet here

7:43:28 PM majdougmcknight: ::AA::

7:43:29 PM kileyairell: ::AA::

7:43:32 PM lcdrtkirr: ::AA::

7:43:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, one advantage of a small crew is that y'all know what's going on. T'Kirr, Kiley, and Blackthorne shot down on planet, McKnight and Shelev not. Questions?

7:44:18 PM cmdrshelev: Let's make sure we're clear on rescue plan

7:44:28 PM vadmblackthorne: That's between you two.

7:44:33 PM cmdrshelev: humbug

7:44:46 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then.

7:44:47 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:44:49 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:44:50 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:45:25 PM vadmblackthorne: ::leading the little party through the forest, walking quietly and a Machen Bren rifle at the ready::

7:46:07 PM lcdrtkirr: ::follows closely, rifle pointed at the ground, listening intently::

7:46:29 PM vadmblackthorne: ::very quietly:: The advantage of these projectile weapons is that they do not point right back to our position when fired.

7:46:47 PM kileyairell: ::has federation phaser in hand, and the mach bren rifle shouldered::

7:46:56 PM cmdrshelev: ::Atlantis is heading back towards the planet that the Admiral, Kielly, and T'Kirr are on.::

7:46:59 PM kileyairell: But they do kill Admiral, instead of wound

7:47:08 PM majdougmcknight: (Ha ha, hippy!)

7:47:15 PM vadmblackthorne: You didn't see what happened to the patrol we met right before you.

7:47:28 PM vadmblackthorne: Stunned them with wide-angle beams, then killed them.

7:48:05 PM kileyairell: okay, so they CAN kill, but they can also be set to stun.

7:48:40 PM majdougmcknight: McKnight Standin Guy, who shall henceforth be known as MSG> ::Standing at tactical::  Major McKnight's firing solution is ready, sir.  We can commence bombardment the second we drop from warp.

7:49:07 PM cmdrshelev: Acknowledged, wait on his mark.

7:49:29 PM vadmblackthorne: The forest is ending ahead.

7:49:53 PM vadmblackthorne: I'm not seeing much of a reason to stun them unless we need the wide angle aspect.

7:50:04 PM majdougmcknight: +Shelev+ Commander, all drop ships are loaded, all shuttles ready for launch.  We'll require about 2 minutes for all of us to get underway.  Ready when you are.

7:50:39 PM cmdrshelev: +McKnight+ Acknowledged, we're dropping out of warp in a matter of seconds.

7:51:03 PM cmdrshelev: Helm, drop to impulse.

7:51:30 PM vadmblackthorne: ::halts just inside the forest edge::

7:51:46 PM kileyairell: You also didn't take an oath to protect life.  ::stops::

7:51:47 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> The starfield collapses back into single points of light as the red planet curves up into view on the bottom of the viewscreen.

7:52:08 PM vadmblackthorne: You are protecting life when you kill them. Ours.

7:52:10 PM cmdrshelev: Tactical, launch reserve fighters.

7:52:23 PM majdougmcknight: MSG> ::Upon feeling the ship slow to impulse, unloads with a massive phasers and torpedo barrage, hopefully blasting the crap out of all surface weapon emplacements in range::

7:52:51 PM majdougmcknight: MSG>::Does that too::

7:52:58 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> Machen Bren fighters appear from the far side of the planet and streak towards Atlantis.

7:53:01 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks out and sees a Machen Bren structure in the distance, then sees all hell fall on it from above::

7:53:11 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, Atlantis is back.

7:53:17 PM cmdrshelev: +McKnight+ We have some noise. Dropships away on your call.

7:53:26 PM kileyairell: protecting ALL --- ::watches the "light show"::

7:54:06 PM majdougmcknight: ::Feels the deceleration as well, and on his signal, all dropships are unclamped, and begin their drop toward the surface.  All shuttles proceed to take off, assisting the Mustangs in providing escort::

7:54:15 PM vadmblackthorne: ::watches the area around the structure start to swarm with troops::

7:54:18 PM vadmblackthorne: Get down.

7:54:20 PM vadmblackthorne: ::crouches::

7:55:09 PM cmdrshelev: Package away. Helm, pull us out of range of the ground defenses.

7:55:17 PM lcdrtkirr: ::stays low, peering over Blackthorne's shoulder at the excitement::

7:56:10 PM kileyairell: ::crouches down::

7:56:26 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> ::In response to the bombardment, a squadron of Machen Bren fighters can be seen rapidly climbing toward the battle in space...just as those troops instionctively flee, panicked, for the treeline::

7:56:40 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> The Atlantis drops out of range of ground weapons fire while half the reserve fighters provide cover for the landing craft and half cover Atlantis as it retreats.

7:56:42 PM majdougmcknight: (Um...never mind the colons.  Forgot I don't need those for an action.)

7:57:01 PM vadmblackthorne: We're gonna have company. Move it! :gestures back into the forest::

7:57:06 PM cmdrshelev: Start the clock, we move back into rendezvous position in 15 minutes.

7:57:14 PM lcdrtkirr: ::gets up and runs::

7:57:23 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hauls ass::

7:57:48 PM kileyairell: ::runs back into the forest with the others::

7:58:09 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> Fighters of both stripes fly around Atlantis like a hornets nest with the occasional missed phaser coming from the starship at the center of the furball.

7:58:31 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Nice imagery>>

7:59:17 PM vadmblackthorne: ::spies a large rock cluster ahead, climbing about twenty feet up::

7:59:18 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> Those fighters still visible above the forest suffer about the same fate as most other Machen Bren fighters have, shredded by phaser fire from multiple shuttles rapidly diving through their group

7:59:28 PM vadmblackthorne: Up there!

7:59:40 PM lcdrtkirr: ::turns, looks up, then starts moving::

7:59:43 PM vadmblackthorne: ::slings the rifle over his shoulder and scrambles up the rock::

8:00:22 PM kileyairell: ::starts climbing up the rocks, cringing with pain::

8:00:27 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gets up top and slinks low::

8:00:30 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> And meanwhile, three different groups of marine drop ships engage their anti grav generators, coming to a relatively gentle landing at all 3 corners of the search triangle.  A moment later, marines start to spill out en

8:00:33 PM majdougmcknight: masse.

8:00:34 PM vadmblackthorne: ::not even noticing the pain from his ribs::

8:00:36 PM lcdrtkirr: ::halfway up, turns and lowers a hand to Airell::

8:00:53 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gets the rifle out and sets up a firing position::

8:01:16 PM vadmblackthorne: ::rests the rifle between two rocks::

8:02:01 PM vadmblackthorne: <<Kiley, IM me please>>

8:02:11 PM kileyairell: ::takes TKirr's hand:: thanks

8:02:31 PM majdougmcknight: ::Rushes out at the head of his group, turning his head back to give orders as 2 squads from his company form a quick perimeter::  Mortar squad, launch those emergency UAVs.  Those shuttles are going to have their work cut out just

8:02:38 PM lcdrtkirr: ::after assisting, finds suitable cover behind a jagged rock and sets up her rifle::

8:02:41 PM vadmblackthorne: Kiley, you're covering the rear two thirds, T'Kirr with me up front. Get flat and rest that gun.

8:02:55 PM majdougmcknight: staying in the air!

8:03:47 PM lcdrtkirr: ::lies flat, gun at the ready::

8:04:07 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees Machen Bren troops running through the trees toward them::

8:04:42 PM lcdrtkirr: ::takes aim, remembering to prepare for recoil::

8:04:45 PM vadmblackthorne: ::Squeezes off a round a long range::

8:05:09 PM kileyairell: aye sir ::faces the rear, laying flat to the ground::

8:05:34 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> Many Machen Bren troops redeploy as their radar tracks the three groups of ground personnel...however, there are still 2 squads who were on their way to secure those rocks as a vantage point.

8:05:34 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees one fall, and the others panic at first::

8:05:59 PM lcdrtkirr: ::finds a target and fires, dropping the panicked Machen Bren::

8:06:11 PM vadmblackthorne: ::squeezes off three or four more rounds at will::

8:07:05 PM vadmblackthorne: We're gonna have to move when they figure out where we are, in case they have artillery. ::picks off a few more::

8:07:28 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> By now, the panic has given way, as those two squads finally identify the direction the fire is coming from.  Half of those still standing immediately set their weapons to full auto, and commence suppression fire as the

8:07:32 PM majdougmcknight: others rush forward.

8:07:51 PM lcdrtkirr: We'll want to do it before they get too close.  ::fires a few shots:: Or we won't get down in time.

8:08:00 PM kileyairell: like now?

8:08:01 PM vadmblackthorne: Full auto! ::Switches the weapon and opens up on the advancing troops, keeping his head down::

8:08:13 PM vadmblackthorne: Not yet!

8:08:43 PM vadmblackthorne: ::empties the magazine and reloads::

8:08:49 PM lcdrtkirr: ::fires in an even line, attempting to aim while avoiding being a target::

8:08:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Kiley, get your phaser and set it to wide-angle stun!

8:09:19 PM kileyairell: ::sets phaser to wide angle stun and fires at the oncoming troops::

8:10:24 PM lcdrtkirr: I'm out!  ::presses her head down as heat flies overhead::

8:10:45 PM vadmblackthorne: ::passes T'Kirr a magazine, having one remaining::

8:10:47 PM cmdrshelev: 15 minutes, mark.

8:10:53 PM cmdrshelev: Bring us back in, helm.

8:11:12 PM lcdrtkirr: ::shoves the ammo in place:: then reopens fire on the nearest enemy::

8:11:31 PM kileyairell: ::fires the phaser again::

8:11:36 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> Atlantis fires up to half impulse and closes on the planet. The Machen Bren fighters, while not gone, are suitably under control.

8:12:20 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> The combination of wide angle phaser stuns and full auto fire mow down the wave of advancing troops.

8:12:33 PM vadmblackthorne: Now's our chance, move out before they shell this rock.

8:12:47 PM kileyairell: ::heads out after the Admiral::

8:12:54 PM vadmblackthorne: ::climbs down the back of the rock::

8:12:57 PM lcdrtkirr: ::shimmies backward and carefully begins to climb::

8:12:59 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> Those providing suppressive fire are still firing, however, and at Kiley's second phaser shot, a lucky bullet passes clean through her hand.

8:13:36 PM cmdrshelev: There's no shuttle.

8:14:06 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gets to the ground, checks his rifle, and waits for the other two::

8:14:15 PM lcdrtkirr: ::cries out as something explosive hits the rock just above her, showering them with debris::

8:14:25 PM cmdrshelev: They must have gotten one of them or else they're busy. Pull out for another 15 minutes.

8:14:26 PM vadmblackthorne: ::covers his head::

8:14:41 PM kileyairell: ::doesn't even realize she's been shot, takes cover::

8:14:42 PM vadmblackthorne: You two okay?

8:14:43 PM lcdrtkirr: ::shakes off and jumps down::

8:15:17 PM cmdrshelev: How's the ground bombardment going, tactical?

8:15:25 PM lcdrtkirr: Yes.  ::glancing around, as if Machen Bren will come swarming around at any second::

8:15:31 PM vadmblackthorne: Move out then!

8:15:51 PM vadmblackthorne: ::makes double-time back through the forest away from the suppressive fire::

8:15:53 PM majdougmcknight: MSG> Looks like we managed to blow a hole, Commander.  Surface fire at this particular spot is sporadic.  Nothing our shields can't handle.

8:16:06 PM lcdrtkirr: ::takes one look at Kiley before bolting out through the underbrush after Blackthorne::

8:16:11 PM cmdrshelev: Then we're staying until a friendly comes back up.

8:16:25 PM cmdrshelev: Keep firing at anything that can shoot.

8:17:00 PM majdougmcknight: MSG> Aye, sir.

8:17:07 PM kileyairell: ::follows the admiral and TKirr through the forest, starting to leave a blood trail::

8:17:23 PM lcdrtkirr: ::hears a bullet zip by and hit the tree she's passing, ducks behind the tree, then fires a few cover rounds::

8:17:39 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gets around behind another tree and looks behind them::

8:17:55 PM majdougmcknight: ::By now, has managed a decent 2 miles from the drop site before finally encountering the first pockets of Machen Bren resistance.  Light at first, but it quickly coalesces::

8:18:00 PM lcdrtkirr: ::starts off again::

8:18:07 PM kileyairell: ::takes cover and looks down at her blood hand, wondering just how and when that happened::

8:18:25 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees Kiley's hand:: Bind that wound before you bleed too much!

8:18:32 PM vadmblackthorne: ::fires off a few rounds behind them::

8:19:02 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> 3 meters to T'Kirr's right, a tree is damn near blown in half by a bright blue energy bolt.  Evidently, the Machen Bren don't rely ENTIRELY on projectile weapons.

8:19:18 PM vadmblackthorne: Bloody frackin' hell, MOVE.

8:19:23 PM kileyairell: ::Opens her med kit and quickly finds something to stop the bleeding::

8:19:23 PM lcdrtkirr: ::falls to the forest floor as splinters fly in every direction::

8:19:36 PM cmdrshelev: ((Frackin'? GET YOUR FRANCHISES STRAIGHT MAN ))

8:19:40 PM vadmblackthorne: ((SHIT.))

8:19:48 PM vadmblackthorne: ((That was totally unintentional!)

8:19:51 PM lcdrtkirr: <<There you go.>>

8:19:54 PM majdougmcknight: (lmao)

8:20:10 PM kileyairell: ::quickly injects herself with more pain killers and takes off again::

8:20:12 PM kileyairell: ((LOL))

8:20:20 PM vadmblackthorne: ::finds a bit of tree stuck a few inches into his arm when he looks down::

8:20:25 PM cmdrshelev: (( T'Kirr is a cylon :ninja: and now back to your regularly scheduled program ))

8:20:26 PM vadmblackthorne: ::runs anyway::

8:20:50 PM lcdrtkirr: ::gets up, ready to run, but almost falls again when she feels a searing pain in her back::

8:20:52 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Wait they have cylons with green blood and pointy ears now? :ninja:))

8:21:15 PM majdougmcknight: ::Ducks behind a rock as a hail of bullets passes close by.  Fortunately, those shooters are quickly pinned down.  Not having to worry about ammo means the marines are, at least, better at the suppressive fire thing::

8:21:17 PM lcdrtkirr: <<I'm a wha? *boggles*>>

8:21:21 PM vadmblackthorne: T'KIRR, MOVE IT.

8:21:53 PM lcdrtkirr: ::wincing, reaches behind and pulls out a splintered piece of wood from her back, then starts running for it::

8:22:08 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gets clipped in the same arm by a bullet:: Gaaaggh.

8:22:20 PM lcdrtkirr: <<You're doing what behind the rock, McKnight? =P>>

8:22:35 PM vadmblackthorne: ::runs like hell, making sure the other two are keeping up::

8:22:55 PM majdougmcknight: (Jesus Christ, don't scare me like that.  I thought I'd made a horrible, horrible typo for a second.)

8:23:00 PM lcdrtkirr: ::leaves a green trail on the red plants:: <<Now that's just backwards>>

8:23:06 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Ahahaha))

8:23:12 PM kileyairell: ((LOL))

8:23:44 PM lcdrtkirr: <<I really should turn my smileys off>>

8:24:26 PM majdougmcknight: +Mortar crew+ Metz, this is McKnight! We need support fire at the following coordinates, now!

8:24:35 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees a creek ahead, about five meters wide::

8:24:41 PM majdougmcknight: (For next time, I'm totally going to figure out how the coordinate thing actually works.)

8:24:42 PM vadmblackthorne: When we get to the creek!

8:24:49 PM vadmblackthorne: Run downstream, IN IT.

8:25:08 PM vadmblackthorne: Don't fall down!

8:25:28 PM lcdrtkirr: All right!

8:26:10 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gets into the creek and runs downstream, trying to watch for smooth big rocks in the water::

8:26:12 PM majdougmcknight: ::Watches as the hill occupied by those Machen Bren shooters explodes in a cloud of dirt, rock, and some other stuff he'd rather not identify, courtesy of a wide arcing photon grenade::  Move!  Find any survivors of that blast,

8:26:25 PM majdougmcknight: and put them out of their misery!  I don't want anyone shooting at my back!

8:27:02 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> Finally, Shelev's patience is rewarded, as the Atlantis' runabout ascends from the planet's atmosphere, and hails the bridge.

8:27:03 PM lcdrtkirr: ::drops her rifle at the river's edge, out of ammo, and pulls its strap around her waist, attempting to slow the bleeding::

8:27:21 PM kileyairell: ::runs into the creek and heads down stream, thinking she was going to get hypothermia ontop of everything else::

8:27:50 PM kileyairell: TKirr, want my rifle?

8:28:13 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, take her rifle.

8:28:21 PM lcdrtkirr: ::shakes her head as she gasps for air, concentrating on staying alert so that she doesn't trip::

8:28:58 PM lcdrtkirr: I don't think I cun aim, sirr..

8:29:26 PM vadmblackthorne: ::spies a large burnt out hollow tree ahead after a few more minutes with no sign of pursuit:: In there!

8:29:33 PM lcdrtkirr: <<All this fire, and I had to get hit by an exploding tree. =/ ::

8:29:45 PM kileyairell: ((lol))

8:29:52 PM majdougmcknight: (The enemy you don't expect is always the most deadly.)

8:30:03 PM vadmblackthorne: ::ducks into the tree, breathing hard::

8:30:08 PM cmdrshelev: (( AH SHIT I GO AFK GRR ))

8:30:09 PM majdougmcknight: (Why do you think we phasered down all those trees first thing last time?)

8:30:10 PM lcdrtkirr: ::wades purposefully through the stream toward the shelter::

8:30:18 PM cmdrshelev: Hail that thing.

8:30:59 PM vadmblackthorne: ::leans against the charred wooden wall, taking deep breaths::

8:31:10 PM kileyairell: ::follows the others:: since we have a few minutes, let me look at your wounds.

8:31:34 PM majdougmcknight: +Shelev+ Sir, this is lieutenant Drake.  Sorry about missing the last drop.  I had 3 Machen Bren fighters up my ass.

8:31:35 PM vadmblackthorne: Wounds. ::pant pant, looks down at his arm and pulls the shard of wood out:: Grrrrrrrrrrrgrgggg.

8:31:41 PM lcdrtkirr: ::collapses inside, realizing that she might just not be able to get back up::

8:31:49 PM majdougmcknight: (Um...he meant to say rendevouz.)

8:31:52 PM cmdrshelev: +Drake+ Understandable. Tell me good news.

8:31:55 PM vadmblackthorne: Her first. ::points to T'Kirr:

8:32:16 PM kileyairell: ::moves over to TKirr and takes a look at her injuries::

8:32:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks down as green rivulets begin making their way down her leg::

8:32:41 PM vadmblackthorne: ::slides down the wall and sits::

8:33:14 PM majdougmcknight: +Shelev+ Good news...the Machen Bren don't have total air superiority.  It looks like those losses during the last battle really hurt.  We've only lost one shuttle so far, and the pilot managed to crash land behind our lines.

8:33:17 PM lcdrtkirr: ::holds the strap tightly around her waist in a deathgrip::

8:33:30 PM vadmblackthorne: ::reaches under his flightsuit and takes off his undershirt, and rips a strip off it, then ties that around the hole the wood-shard made::

8:33:50 PM vadmblackthorne: ::pulls it tight with his teeth::

8:34:01 PM cmdrshelev: +Drake+ That's decent news. I want to know if you found the Admiral and his cohorts.

8:34:05 PM lcdrtkirr: ::panting, watching Blackthorne::

8:34:11 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks down at the bullet hole in his arm and figures that to be a bit more serious::

8:34:15 PM cmdrshelev: ((GET A ROOM))

8:34:19 PM lcdrtkirr: They'll find us here.  We can't stay forever.

8:34:19 PM majdougmcknight: +Shelev+ Unfortunately, our pilots have been doing more shooting, less searching so far, but we have some automated UAV's picking up the slack.  We've managed to close around...38% of the search area so far, but are encountering

8:34:35 PM majdougmcknight: appreciable resistance.  No sign of any of out pilots yet.

8:34:42 PM vadmblackthorne: They couldn't have tracked us down that creek. Any of our blood would wash downstream.

8:34:42 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Who, what?>>

8:35:10 PM vadmblackthorne: They would have found us already if they were going to anytime soon. We have a few minutes.

8:35:16 PM cmdrshelev: (( the "Panting" and "watching Blackthorne" in the same sentence broke my head momentarily. carry on. ))

8:35:22 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods, clearly having trouble thinking it through as she stares blankly::

8:35:32 PM vadmblackthorne: ::Rips another strip off the undershirt and ties another band around the bulletwound::

8:35:37 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Well at least you're paying attention.>>

8:35:57 PM kileyairell: ::applies some sap like substance to TKirrs back to stop the bleeding, injects her with a hypo of pain meds:: Good thing I over stock my med kit.

8:36:10 PM cmdrshelev: +Drake+ Do you have any particular requests for ground emplacements to get blown to hell? We've just been aiming at the biggest stuff.

8:36:29 PM lcdrtkirr: ::moans in pain just before the medication floods her system::

8:36:30 PM vadmblackthorne: ::realizes that he's bruised all to hell too from the blast at the rock, rolls his eyes::

8:36:41 PM kileyairell: ::moves over to the Admiral:: let me see your wounds.

8:36:53 PM majdougmcknight: +Shelev+ Sorry, sir.  At this point, we're mixing it up.  Any fire from Atlantis is just as likely to hit us as the Machen Bren.

8:36:56 PM vadmblackthorne: ::raises his arm with the two crude bandages tied around it::

8:36:58 PM lcdrtkirr: <<They'll only get blacker later.>>

8:37:10 PM vadmblackthorne: ::winces in pain, the adrenaline subsiding a bit::

8:37:28 PM lcdrtkirr: ::watches the two, wondering what they'd do without Airell with them::

8:37:50 PM cmdrshelev: +Drake+ Acknowledged. Please return to the ground base. Unless they get more emplacements aimed upwards, we're sitting tight up here.

8:38:12 PM majdougmcknight: +Drake+ Acknowledged, sir.  Drake out.

8:38:14 PM kileyairell: Not to bad of a job bandaging sir.  If it doesn't stop bleeding soon, I think we may have to cauterize it.  ::gives the admiral some pain meds, and takes a look at his ribs::

8:38:58 PM vadmblackthorne: ::winces as Kiley pokes around his ribs:: Those were hurt when I ejected. Three hundred years and they still can't make an ejection seat that doesn't hurt like hell.

8:39:06 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> Just then, off in the distance but still within earshot of Blackthorne's group, the cliche snapping branch!

8:39:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks up, alert::

8:39:30 PM vadmblackthorne: :::makes a slashing gesture at his throat, meaning STFU::

8:39:32 PM kileyairell: ::hears the snapping twig and shuts up, listening::

8:39:52 PM vadmblackthorne: ::thinks that he'd kill for a damn grenade::

8:40:11 PM lcdrtkirr: ::slowly, silently, pulls out her phaser::

8:40:12 PM kileyairell: ::quietly hands TKirr her rifle::

8:40:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::glances at Kiley, finally taking the rifle::

8:40:30 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> A voice is heard, oddly quiet until one realizes someone's probably being talked to over a radio.

8:40:35 PM vadmblackthorne: ::checks the action on his rifle and hefts it::

8:41:14 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gestures to the side of the tree opposite the voice, making a GO gesture::

8:41:27 PM lcdrtkirr: ::creeps around::

8:41:33 PM majdougmcknight: Nameless, faceless soldier goon> No sir, nothing yet.  The trail went dead.  The creek is a likely bet, but it goes on for some miles.

8:41:40 PM vadmblackthorne: ::quietly moves out::

8:42:01 PM kileyairell: ::stuffs her med kit back together, closes it, grabs her phaser and heads out after the others::

8:42:15 PM vadmblackthorne: ::makes a stop gesture, hearing that over the UT::

8:42:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::stands, waiting::

8:43:17 PM kileyairell: ::stops and crouches down::

8:43:22 PM vadmblackthorne: ::ever so slowly moves back  into the tree::

8:43:29 PM majdougmcknight: NFSG> The tree cover's fairly thick around here.  Requesting reinforcements to search this section.

8:43:48 PM lcdrtkirr: ::tries to quiet her breathing as her legs begin to tremble::

8:44:11 PM vadmblackthorne: ::peeks his rifle barrel out the tree entrance and tries to find the voice::

8:44:49 PM majdougmcknight: Yes, sir.  I'll meet you over the ridge.  Out.

8:44:54 PM vadmblackthorne: ::scanning the forest cover with fighter pilot eyes::

8:45:02 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees him::

8:45:25 PM vadmblackthorne: ::smoothly squeezes the trigger and ventilates NFSG's skull::

8:45:43 PM majdougmcknight: NFSG> ::Worst job EVER::

8:45:44 PM lcdrtkirr: ::jumps at the fire::

8:45:52 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, now we move out, further down the creek.

8:46:04 PM vadmblackthorne: It'll be a bit before those reinforcements get here. Reinforcements are NEVER on time.

8:46:13 PM vadmblackthorne: Kiley, do you have any stims in that medkit?

8:46:20 PM kileyairell: They are when you don't want them to be Admiral.

8:46:23 PM kileyairell: Of course.

8:46:26 PM kileyairell: and TriOx

8:46:34 PM vadmblackthorne: Break them out.

8:46:42 PM kileyairell: ::takes out the stimulants and the triox and injects them into everyone::

8:46:55 PM lcdrtkirr: ::begins to breathe more easily:: Thank you.

8:47:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, let's move.

8:47:08 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:47:10 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:47:11 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:47:12 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::

8:47:18 PM kileyairell: ::pauses::

8:47:40 PM cmdrshelev: ::Resumes playing Perfect Dark::

8:47:49 PM lcdrtkirr: You two GM well, heh

8:47:58 PM cmdrshelev: I suck at the GM

8:47:59 PM vadmblackthorne: It's amazing what kind of a sim just five really good people can have.

8:48:09 PM lcdrtkirr: ::grins::

8:48:20 PM kileyairell: assuming they are in the right position ;)

8:48:22 PM vadmblackthorne: Because that was better than most sims with 15 people.

8:48:26 PM lcdrtkirr: Certainly was action-packed.

8:48:28 PM majdougmcknight: Next week, my NPCs chasing you stop being gentle!

8:48:36 PM vadmblackthorne: That was gentle. Christ.

8:49:03 PM majdougmcknight: Well, sure.  Did you see any grenades?

8:49:14 PM lcdrtkirr: Good point.  Just exploding trees.

8:49:17 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, that rock exploded and I knew they'd shell it given enough time.

8:49:49 PM kileyairell: Be nice McKnight, with all the drugs I'm pumping into these people, I'm not sure how much more their bodies can sustain!

8:50:01 PM majdougmcknight: Hope you packed the happy stuff.

8:50:04 PM vadmblackthorne: Yeah, we're on stims now, watch out. BLOODLUST.

8:50:17 PM lcdrtkirr: ::evil red tint to eyes::

8:50:28 PM vadmblackthorne: I have a feeling these three will sleep for three solid days when they get back to the ship after this.

8:50:39 PM kileyairell: IN sickbay!

8:50:45 PM lcdrtkirr: Was just going to say =P

8:50:54 PM vadmblackthorne: Yeah, including you, Doc. :p

8:51:21 PM lcdrtkirr: You two have a all out war going on above our heads, I'm surprised you had time to sic a few NPCs on us.

8:51:27 PM kileyairell: Oh yeah!

8:51:39 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, that's all for this week.  Catch you next week for more excitement!

8:51:47 PM majdougmcknight: Sweet.

8:51:48 PM lcdrtkirr: Yup, see you then.