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7:01:32 PM majdougmcknight: Do we start the earlier meeting time tonight?

7:01:47 PM vadmblackthorne: Yep.

7:02:00 PM vadmblackthorne: Kiley couldn't make it this week though.

7:02:11 PM cmdrshelev: o no who will give out the drugs

7:02:27 PM majdougmcknight: NPC her?

7:03:12 PM majdougmcknight: "By all the Lords of Kobol, keep the morphine coming, woman!"

7:03:52 PM vadmblackthorne: Haha.

LCdr TKirr joined the chat (7:04:15 PM)

7:04:19 PM vadmblackthorne: Heya, T'Kirr

7:04:30 PM majdougmcknight: Hey hey.'

7:04:36 PM lcdrtkirr: Heya.. finishing up something

7:07:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Let us know.

ZMordonnon joined the chat (7:11:10 PM)

7:11:14 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya Zel

7:11:37 PM majdougmcknight: Oh, sweet.  Back to 5.  Hi Z.

7:11:57 PM zmordonnon: Hey there...sorry to have been MIA lately.

7:12:04 PM vadmblackthorne: We'll get started when T'Kirr gets back.

7:12:15 PM zmordonnon: Business the 1st week , sick the next...

7:13:27 PM vadmblackthorne: S'alright, just let us know if you can.

7:14:52 PM zmordonnon: It sucks that I don't have a 'puter at HOME anymore....using generous friends' set ups.

7:15:16 PM vadmblackthorne: Oh, that does suck.

7:15:31 PM zmordonnon: :::nodnod:::

7:18:09 PM zmordonnon: GGRRRRR! I HATE this cruddy mouse!! doesn't respond well...

7:18:24 PM vadmblackthorne: Is it a ball-mouse?

7:20:51 PM zmordonnon: Yeah, with a wheel for scrolling up or down....

7:21:13 PM zmordonnon: The left click button is a PAIN to get working

7:22:20 PM vadmblackthorne: ::pokes T'Kirr:

7:28:33 PM zmordonnon: We still waiting on T'kirr?

7:28:39 PM vadmblackthorne: Yeah, we kinda have to.

7:28:49 PM vadmblackthorne: You've missed a lot in the past couple weeks. :)

7:30:00 PM zmordonnon: I REMEMBER she's on the planet with you....

7:30:16 PM vadmblackthorne: Yeah, there's a ground war going on down there now.

7:30:26 PM vadmblackthorne: We have Marines on the ground.

7:30:31 PM lcdrtkirr: Sorry guys, still not quite ready... start without me?

7:30:49 PM lcdrtkirr: I know, I'm busted

7:31:07 PM zmordonnon: I hated to miss after such a GOOD Dog Fight...but couldn't be helped. BUSINESS means bucks.

7:31:18 PM vadmblackthorne: True that.

7:35:55 PM majdougmcknight: So, how's that WoW business going?

7:36:13 PM vadmblackthorne: For the record, I was not involved in said WoW business this time. :P

7:36:14 PM cmdrshelev: I was the only one on wow business and nothing notable happened

7:37:30 PM vadmblackthorne: Other than killing a huge black dragon with 40 people.

7:38:13 PM cmdrshelev: more like 38 because hagel and rianna got booted right as we entered the cave

7:38:34 PM vadmblackthorne: d'oh

7:39:30 PM zmordonnon: This a different type of RP game?

7:39:38 PM vadmblackthorne: World of warcraft.

7:40:17 PM zmordonnon: dragon...sounded like D'N' first RP anyway

7:40:30 PM vadmblackthorne: Yep, I started there too.

7:40:40 PM lcdrtkirr: Ready, guys.. sorry.

7:41:23 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright, let's get rolling. Commander?

7:41:31 PM cmdrshelev: :TWEEEEEEEEEEEET:

7:41:35 PM zmordonnon: @@

7:41:46 PM lcdrtkirr: ::AA::

7:42:39 PM zmordonnon: :::nudges the Major:::

7:43:50 PM majdougmcknight: (Sorry, I was off getting a drink.)

7:44:00 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then, we have three pilots down on the planet's surface, and a ground war has started to try to rescue them with orbital support from Atlantis.

7:44:47 PM vadmblackthorne: Any questions?

7:44:50 PM cmdrshelev: Atlantis is still doing orbital bombardment

7:45:34 PM majdougmcknight: No questions.

7:45:40 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then.

7:45:41 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:45:43 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:45:44 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:46:07 PM vadmblackthorne: ::moving downstream from the burnt-out tree where he shot the Machen Bren scout::

7:46:41 PM lcdrtkirr: ::moving fairly steadily, pumped up on stimulants::

7:47:16 PM vadmblackthorne: ::thinking that those stims did the trick::

7:48:29 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> The latest messenger shuttle launches to get status from  the ground assault team.

7:48:30 PM zmordonnon: (argh....I have a I the 3rd pilot? and SHOULD we just leave the ship in NPC control?)

7:48:41 PM vadmblackthorne: (No, the other pilot was Kiley.)

7:48:42 PM cmdrshelev: (( You are at helm at the moment ))

7:48:49 PM zmordonnon: (Tahnk you)

7:49:03 PM vadmblackthorne: We need to get away from the stream.

7:49:20 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods:: They'll be looking here now, I think.

7:49:23 PM cmdrshelev: Ensign, bring us in position for a firing solution on the northern tip of the search area now that we're done with the east.

7:49:28 PM zmordonnon: :::keeping a course to maintain coverage for ground troops:::

7:50:12 PM zmordonnon: >Shelev> Aye Commander, adjusting course....Mark 3

7:50:37 PM vadmblackthorne: ::watching the forest on both sides of the stream, looking for something::

7:50:59 PM lcdrtkirr: ::hefts Kiley's Machen Bren rifle, looking around::

7:51:09 PM majdougmcknight: ::Ducks behind a tree as a spray of bullets strips a good chunk of bark, then darts out from behind briefly to return fire, dropping a Machen Bren trying to flank him with a phaser bolt to the face as several of his comrades come up

7:51:25 PM lcdrtkirr: <<So naughty, you are>>

7:51:40 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hears signs of battle way off to the right::

7:51:51 PM lcdrtkirr: ::turns at the sound::

7:52:02 PM majdougmcknight: to help support the advance::  Medic, how many men do we have down?

7:52:02 PM cmdrshelev: Commence fire on the northernmost gunnery platform.

7:52:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Probably a coulple of clicks off.

7:52:20 PM vadmblackthorne: ::spies a downed tree poking into the water::

7:52:45 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees the log extending several feet onto the bank::

7:52:49 PM majdougmcknight: Medic> 13 men down, sir.  2 dead, 4 in critical condition, and all enroute back to the drop ship.

7:53:01 PM vadmblackthorne: There's our way out. ::climbs onto the log::

7:53:03 PM zmordonnon: :::bringing the Atlantis into position:::>Shelev> Weapons locked and on target Commander....first volley away...

7:53:34 PM lcdrtkirr: ::follows onto the log::

7:53:45 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walks on the log until the ends on the bank::

7:53:50 PM majdougmcknight: Dammit, these slug throwers are nasty.  Wounds instead of kills, ties us down while we have to devote resources to treating them...they're slowing us down.  Still think I prefer them to those damn energy bazookas they're lugging

7:53:52 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> Some of the guns turn from sweeping the ground to take aim at Atlantis.

7:53:59 PM majdougmcknight: around.

7:54:35 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> Three volleys come out of the atmosphere and wrap themselves around Atlantis's port shields.

7:54:43 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, we're heading to the battle. Get a move on.

7:54:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::frowns:: What?

7:55:12 PM zmordonnon: ::::adjusting shield modulations and pulling power resources from ALL unnecessary systems::::

7:55:20 PM vadmblackthorne: If there's a battle, they're obviously fighting Starfleet troops.

7:55:37 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> Just then, in a monumental display of bad timing, the tactical and OPS displays beep, indicating a long range sensor contact.

7:55:41 PM lcdrtkirr: Right... ::thinking and nodding::

7:56:13 PM zmordonnon: ::::blinking himself, noticing the OPS board:::>What the?

7:56:21 PM vadmblackthorne: We'll join back up with our side and get off this red rock.

7:56:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Move out.

7:56:27 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> Upon closer examination, there are multiple ships incoming, though still several hours off.  From the looks of it, a large carrier, accompanied by at oleast one battleship, and a half dozen destroyers.

7:56:47 PM cmdrshelev: Report.

7:56:59 PM zmordonnon: ::::bringing up the information::::>Shelev> Commander we are about to get MORE COMPANY...

7:57:02 PM lcdrtkirr: ::follows closely behind Blackthorne, toward the noise of battle::

7:57:51 PM cmdrshelev: Explain.

7:58:07 PM zmordonnon: ::::relaying the information to the BIG CHAIR'S console::::>Shelev> They are a few hours away, but definitely enroute to here..

7:58:22 PM vadmblackthorne: ::they start climbing up a ridgeline::

7:58:26 PM majdougmcknight: ::Now accompanied by a full squad once more, McKnight has them all set their rifles to level 16, and open fire, blasting the crap out of the area just ahead, then ordering 4 our of the 12 to leave them at that setting, continues the

7:58:29 PM majdougmcknight: advance::

7:58:31 PM cmdrshelev: ::Frown::

7:58:48 PM cmdrshelev: Remember the amazing piloting job you did getting to this ship?

7:58:49 PM zmordonnon: >Shelev> Half dozen destroyers and at least ONE battleship....

7:59:31 PM zmordonnon: >Shelev> Undoubtedly Commander....I aim to KEEP the Atlantis UNDER me...

7:59:45 PM cmdrshelev: Tough luck. Get to the shuttle bay.

7:59:49 PM vadmblackthorne: ::thankful that the stims are also dulling the pain from his multiple wounds::

8:00:06 PM vadmblackthorne: ::noticing that a nasty, but useful clot has formed under the strips of cloth on his arm::

8:00:07 PM cmdrshelev: You're going down to the ground base to tell McKnight that he has one hour to figure out where to look for our guys.

8:00:30 PM cmdrshelev: If he still has no clue after exactly sixty minutes, you are packing the whole operation up and we are leaving this rock to regroup.

8:00:37 PM zmordonnon: >Shelev> Whateever you say Commander....bless your little blue antennae....::::heading to the TL::::

8:01:20 PM cmdrshelev: +Mustangs+ We will need aerial cover going in for ensign Mordonnon. He is going down to the planet.

8:01:38 PM zmordonnon: ::::taking note::::>Shelev> Aye hour....

8:02:24 PM cmdrshelev: You'll have cover.

8:02:26 PM zmordonnon: ::::telling the TL where to GO::::

8:02:48 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gets to the top of the ridge, not even out of breath, and looks at the valley below::

8:03:12 PM lcdrtkirr: ::peers over the ridge::

8:04:01 PM zmordonnon: ::::tapping a foot as the TL picks up two other pilots on scramble for the shuttlebay::::

8:05:51 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees volleys of sustained phaser fire heading in one direction, with the occasional blue energy blast returning::

8:05:53 PM majdougmcknight: ::Frowns as his squad passes a small rocky ridge to the right, and begins to order a 4 man team to secure that so as to guard their passage, just as a rifleman laying down on that ridge opens up, knocking him down with a direct hit

8:05:57 PM zmordonnon: ::::exiting the TL, and entering the shuttlebay to do pre-flight check, QUICKLY::::

8:06:27 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks closer and sees an artillery unit setting up near them, and it's not Starfleet:

8:06:41 PM cmdrshelev: ::Mumbling:: For the love of GOD don't ditch your escort, pinkskin..

8:06:52 PM lcdrtkirr: ::shares a look with Blackthorne::

8:07:05 PM majdougmcknight: to the chest.  The squad immediately returns fire, the top of the ridge slowly disintegrating as a few men circle around to catch any men trying to get back into firing position.::

8:07:07 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks at T'Kirr, then back to the artillery team::

8:07:18 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees that there's only four of them setting up a gun::

8:08:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::grips her rifle a little tighter and swallows::

8:08:26 PM zmordonnon: ::::checking the supply of fireworks in the aft ejectors of the Jolly Roger::::

8:08:31 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> One of the Machen Bren surveyws the battle below with a pair of binoculars, occasionally turning to mutter firing coordintes along the forward Marine positions to an assistant with some sort of PDA::

8:08:39 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gestures for T'Kirr to move to the right, and he'll move left, then points at Kiley's phaser::

8:09:02 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods and moves off slowly and silently::

8:09:11 PM vadmblackthorne: ::checks his rifle and moves::

8:09:22 PM zmordonnon: ::::watching that the other two pilots have gotten into their rigs and are doing pre-flight:::

8:09:26 PM majdougmcknight: ::Collapses against a tree and shakes his head side to side, trying to get himself to see straight, then grimacing at the pain that brings::

8:10:15 PM vadmblackthorne: ::lines up one of the Machen Bren in the rifle's sites, and waits until he's sure T'Kirr is in position::

8:10:20 PM lcdrtkirr: ::finds sufficient cover and ducks down, watching to make sure she wasn't noticed::

8:10:51 PM zmordonnon: +Shelev+ Preflight underway Commander....powering up to launch on your mark

8:11:03 PM lcdrtkirr: ::raises her rifle, aiming carefully::

8:11:07 PM vadmblackthorne: ::figures she has to be ready, and puts a round through the MB's head::

8:11:11 PM majdougmcknight: ::Notes the medic rushing to his side, and smiles grimly::  It's alright, just a rib...maybe two.  They designed these ablative inserts to counter high energy phaser and disruptor fire.  Good to see they do the job against a plain

8:11:12 PM cmdrshelev: +Mordonnon+ Will mark on covering fire.

8:11:23 PM majdougmcknight: old hunk of metal too.  Still...kinetic energy's a bitch.

8:11:24 PM vadmblackthorne: ::watches Kiley open up with wide-angle phaser stun fire once he fires::

8:11:27 PM lcdrtkirr: ::takes out her target in a single shot through the head::

8:11:45 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees the other two fall from the stuns, runs in and finishes them off::

8:12:00 PM lcdrtkirr: ::stands and looks around for any unseen activity::

8:12:22 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks at the four dead bodies:

8:12:35 PM cmdrshelev: Tactical, I want covering fire on my mark.

8:12:45 PM zmordonnon: ::::getting the thumbs up from the escort pilots, signals the shuttlebay doors to open::::

8:12:56 PM cmdrshelev: +Mordonnon+ +Mustangs+ Tactical>> Mark.

8:13:02 PM vadmblackthorne: Kiley, give me your phaser.

8:13:02 PM lcdrtkirr: ::satisfied, glances toward the main battle and walks to the the artillery setup::

8:13:14 PM vadmblackthorne: ::Takes the phaser from Kiley, who is oddly silent tonight::

8:13:22 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sets it to full power::

8:14:02 PM vadmblackthorne: ::moves way back from the console::

8:14:13 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gestures the other two back with him::

8:14:16 PM majdougmcknight: Medic> You'll be fine, sir.  Just let me signal a shuttle for transit back to the ship and-

8:14:18 PM lcdrtkirr: ::backs away quickly::

8:14:31 PM zmordonnon: +Shelev+ Off we go....May we have good ripples....::::taking the Jolly Roger out into open space and thru the cover fire::::

8:14:38 PM vadmblackthorne: ::fires the phaser repeatedly into the gun and its controls until he's satisfied they're melted::

8:14:48 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> A barrage of fire from the port phaser banks towards the planet covers the Ensign and his two escorts on their way out the shuttle bay.

8:14:51 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sets the phaser back to wide-angle stun and hands it back to Kiley::

8:14:59 PM majdougmcknight: Try it, and I shoot you.  Just give me the painkiller shot, and let's get back to work.  And please, none of that "Doctor's orders" shit.  No one listened when I said it either.

8:15:39 PM lcdrtkirr: ::checks her rifle and prepares to move again::

8:16:12 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> The sound of that phaser fire does not go un-noticed, though it comes close.  By now, the dead scout by the stream has been discovered, and the Atlantis pilots have pursuers enroute.

8:16:17 PM zmordonnon: ::::chekcing the last known rendezvous coordinates for the attack forces:::

8:16:37 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, that likely drew some attention, but took some pressure off our troops as well. Time to haul ass, down thataway.

8:16:52 PM vadmblackthorne: ::points to the originating end of the phaser fire::

8:17:02 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods::  All right.

8:17:08 PM vadmblackthorne: ::checks his rifle, notices his magazine is empty::

8:17:24 PM vadmblackthorne: ::slams in the last one, racks the action, and sets off down the tree-covered ridge::

8:18:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::makes her way through the trees::

8:18:46 PM zmordonnon: ::::taking little time and somewhat of a tricky angle to enter the atmosphere as well as avoid enemy fire::::

8:19:25 PM cmdrshelev: Ok, cut fire. We can't see them anymore.

8:19:43 PM cmdrshelev: Start the clock, in 90 minutes we're leaving.

8:19:57 PM zmordonnon: ::::relaying the HOW TO coordinates to the escort pilots so THEY don't get lost::::

8:20:29 PM majdougmcknight: ::Gets to his feet, just a bit shaky at first, but soon, he's got his momentum back, and is pushing toward a small concentration of troops, getting bigger as they amass for a charge from behind the protection of a light machine

8:20:31 PM majdougmcknight: gun nest::

8:22:13 PM vadmblackthorne: ::watching behind them, but still moving downhill fast::

8:22:35 PM zmordonnon: ::::firing when necessary at the enemy::::

8:22:57 PM lcdrtkirr: ::weaving in and out of trees, sacrificing speed only for safety along the pathless hill::

8:23:04 PM vadmblackthorne: ::trying to head to where the phasers are firing from::

8:23:14 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> It's a good thing Blackthorne's watching, because just then, the first Machen Bren pokes his head over the ridge, and begins to survey the immediate area from his high vantage point::

8:25:32 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looking back up, and his pilot's eyes catch the Machen Bren, who has obviously seen them::

8:25:43 PM vadmblackthorne: Bloody hell we're going to have company.

8:25:43 PM zmordonnon: ::::scanning for Starfleet COMM badges, and noting where gun placements are, plotting a straifing run:::::

8:26:03 PM lcdrtkirr: ::glances behind her, ducking down::

8:26:06 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees the long distance left to the fight::

8:26:22 PM majdougmcknight: MB> ::Oh, he's seen them alright.  After a shout to his two closest companions, he aims, and lets losse a full auto spray::

8:26:23 PM vadmblackthorne: We're gonna have to find a place to fight, we won't make it before they catch us!

8:26:37 PM lcdrtkirr: ::hits the ground::

8:26:51 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hits the deck, diving and sliding::: Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhh.

8:27:37 PM lcdrtkirr: ::falls a short ways before catching onto a tough underbrush plant::

8:28:03 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> That sliding is the only thing that saves Blackthorne's life, as a tossed grenade is stopped by a well-placed tree, which takes the brunt of the blast a few moments after Blackthorne has slid past it...but not all::

8:28:05 PM vadmblackthorne: ::crawls behind a tree and leans against it, breathing heavily::

8:28:21 PM vadmblackthorne: ::after he was slammed into it by a blast, of course::

8:28:35 PM vadmblackthorne: ::growls in pain::

8:28:51 PM vadmblackthorne: ::figures that hit cracked ribs on the other side, just what he needed:::

8:28:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::is thrown a ways, swinging around a rock::

8:29:37 PM zmordonnon: ::::coming in a at a SHARP angle aiming for the high ground gun nest and firing::::

8:29:44 PM lcdrtkirr: ::falls unconscious, her rifle wedged into the rocky outcropping, the strap keeping her precariously in place::

8:30:19 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees T'Kirr down:: Bloody hell, Kiley, fire that phaser straight up several times, maybe the Marines will see it!

8:30:37 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gets his rifle up and fires a couple of rounds at the patrol::

8:31:20 PM vadmblackthorne: ::takes one of them down::

8:31:20 PM majdougmcknight: MB>::Takes a deep breath and shouts, his words coming through the UT after a slight delay::  In the name of Lord Hykon, I bid you surrender, and your lives may yet be spared!  You shall not receive another chance to escape death!

8:31:22 PM lcdrtkirr: ::starts to come to, her sympathetics too far into overdrive to stay unconscious for long::

8:31:31 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees Kiley fire several blasts into the air::

8:31:36 PM vadmblackthorne: Now fire at them!

8:32:05 PM vadmblackthorne: :::hears the surrender call and yells back:: Nuts!!

8:32:19 PM vadmblackthorne: ::fires off another couple shots::

8:32:30 PM vadmblackthorne: ::as Kiley opens up with the wide-angle stuns::

8:32:49 PM lcdrtkirr: ::opens her eyes, groaning softly, hearing the weapon fire::

8:32:53 PM zmordonnon: ::::hoping the escort has managed to keep up, flies over, popping off a few more rounds::::

8:32:53 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> In response, a barrage of bullets just barely missing Blackthorne's head rips one of the smaller trees he's using for cover to shreds::

8:33:01 PM vadmblackthorne: Rise and shine, Commander!

8:33:07 PM vadmblackthorne: ::makes himself smaller somehow:::

8:33:44 PM vadmblackthorne: ::takes his own phaser off his belt, sets it to overload, and hefts it at the Machen Bren, ignoring the pain from his ribs::

8:33:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::shakes her head, pulling herself onto her belly against the pain::

8:34:25 PM majdougmcknight: ::Gets pulled up short by another marine, grimacing as the hand on his shoulder aggravates the broken rib, but turnsw in time to see that last phaser blast out of the corner of his eye::  Marine, get on the horn!  Find out if we

8:34:37 PM majdougmcknight: have any isolated squads in that sector!

8:35:46 PM cmdrshelev: (( is horribly AFK but no one seems to have noticed ))

8:35:57 PM lcdrtkirr: ::is momentarily stunned with pain by the ground's vibration as the phaser explodes uphill::

8:36:17 PM zmordonnon: +Doug+ Zel to McKnight, Zel to McKnight....Major have you located our people? You have one hour to do so....

8:36:33 PM majdougmcknight: ::A moment later, he gets a negative head shake from the marine in question, and shouts to the rest of his squad::  That's the admiral!  Get word out to all squads, positive contact in sector 7G!

8:37:01 PM vadmblackthorne: ::fires off a few more rounds at Machen-Bren shapes through the dust clouds::

8:37:05 PM lcdrtkirr: ::recovers and anchors her foot, unsticking her gun from the rocks::

8:37:33 PM majdougmcknight: +Zel+ Lemme get back to you on that, kid.  I think we may have either very good, or very bad news in a few minutes.

8:38:26 PM lcdrtkirr: ::already covered by the rock, sets up her sights and starts firing at shapes, conserving what ammo she has left::

8:38:47 PM vadmblackthorne: ::also conserving, not spraying but taking single shots at shapes::

8:38:49 PM zmordonnon: :::monitoring the COMMs::::+Doug+ Acknowledged what cover I can....::::flying to the coordinates indicated by the COMM signal::::

8:38:55 PM majdougmcknight: +Artillery+ Mortar crews, get that truck in range, and give me a salvo in these coordinates!  Stop short of kiloton yield, but only just!  I have a body of troops gathering behind a gun emplacement, and I want it gone, now!

8:40:04 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks up suddenly as a uniformed Machen Bren lands on the rock above her and pulls her rifle up, hitting him in the gut and causing him to topple off behind her::

8:40:14 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> For the moment, the Machen Bren assaulting the pilots are held at bay, it being only aunder a dozen light troops, but they've gotten a radio transmission out, and more troops are enroute.

8:40:41 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> Make that mostly held at bay.

8:41:59 PM vadmblackthorne: ::takes a shot at the one that fell::

8:42:24 PM majdougmcknight: ::On the order of 45 seconds from when he gave the order, a series of mortar shells come crashing down 300 meters from McKnight's location::  Get the fuck down!

8:42:32 PM lcdrtkirr: ::after being sure he's dead, resumes her ready position facing uphill::

8:43:18 PM zmordonnon: ::::taking aim and firing on a gun nest, destroying it::::

8:43:30 PM majdougmcknight: ::As dirt comes raining down on top of his prone form, McKnight screams into the comm::  All troops within a klik of this signal, make your way here now!  Everyone else, haul ass back to the drop ships!  One way or another, we're

8:43:37 PM majdougmcknight: getting out of here, and I mean soon!

8:44:45 PM vadmblackthorne: ::runs out of ammo:: Shit!

8:44:49 PM vadmblackthorne: T'Kirr, cover me!

8:44:59 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> Within moments, it is done.  Marines by the dozens from McKnight's company come rushing to pur through the hole made in the Machen Bren lines, as the other two companies withdraw, and make a fighting retreat back to their

8:45:03 PM majdougmcknight: ships::

8:45:05 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> There is a large flash from the atmosphere, and a crater appears 500 meters to the north of McKnight's position.

8:45:11 PM lcdrtkirr: ::stars firing at intervals, seeing no targets::

8:45:15 PM cmdrshelev: ((MY TIMING OWNS ALL ))

8:45:23 PM zmordonnon: :::::pulling up into a  high arc loop to come around for a second run, releasing  a set of fireworks coming back low over the ground::::

8:45:30 PM majdougmcknight: (Ha ha, indeed.  Not bad for a half blind guy!)

8:45:30 PM vadmblackthorne: ::throws his rifle away and dives down, taking the rifle from the nearby dead MB::

8:46:05 PM lcdrtkirr: ::sees the flash, momentarily distracted::

8:46:18 PM cmdrshelev: (( Mission accomplBLAM >_< ))

8:46:19 PM vadmblackthorne: ::crawls back up:: Hello Shelev.

8:46:52 PM cmdrshelev: (( Lucky shot > aimed shot ))

8:47:23 PM vadmblackthorne: ::takes the new rifle and a couple of attached magazines and drops a couple more::

8:48:05 PM lcdrtkirr: ::stops as her trigger starts clicking and tosses it away, pulling out her phaser::

8:48:12 PM majdougmcknight: ::Ignoring the pain in his chest for now, McKnight charges through the blast radius amidst some 27 other marines now, sprinting toward where he recalls those phaser shots came from::

8:48:33 PM zmordonnon: ::::flies over a squadron of Machen Bren foot soldiers on their way to the fray, straifing their ranks to have them scatter::::

8:49:05 PM vadmblackthorne: ::Sets the rifle to full auto and starts spraying::

8:49:17 PM lcdrtkirr: ::rolls slightly into the rock as fire begins pounding on her position::  I have no targets!

8:49:59 PM majdougmcknight: +Everyone+ This is McKnight!  Any units still in the air, I need you to form a firing wall on either side of our current path!  We'll need a corridor kept clear of Machen Bren reinforcements!

8:50:01 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Not that you can hear me over your fire =P>>

8:50:50 PM lcdrtkirr: ::sets her phaser to wide-angle, and while Blackthorne sprays the area above, rolls out and adds her own::

8:51:11 PM zmordonnon: +Doug+ Aye Major....Flyboy on the way!! ::::checking too that his escort has STAYED with him::::

8:51:14 PM majdougmcknight: +Said air units+ Mordonnon, except you!  Lock onto my comm signal, and set down here!  You're evac guy!

8:51:52 PM vadmblackthorne: ::loosk up::

8:51:59 PM zmordonnon: +Doug+ Mission corrected Major.....headed for the hurt.....

8:52:32 PM majdougmcknight: ::By now, the body of marines are charging up the hill, sending a barrage of phaser bolts up into the body of troops trying to surround Blackthorne's position::

8:53:21 PM lcdrtkirr: ::turns her head, the rock blocking her view, but hears fire nearby::

8:53:34 PM zmordonnon: ::::coming in low and slowing at what would be a FOOLISH rate for anyone ELSE::::

8:53:54 PM vadmblackthorne: That's ours.

8:54:00 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods in agreement::

8:54:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::starts to pull herself up, but collapses again::

8:54:59 PM zmordonnon: +ESCORT+ Land soft over that rise guys....there are wounded to collect

8:55:41 PM lcdrtkirr: ::blanches, waiting for the pain to subside::

8:55:59 PM zmordonnon: ::::landing near to where the Major's COMM came from::::

8:56:01 PM vadmblackthorne: ::keeps firing:: McKnight you bastard get your ass over here!!!

8:56:14 PM majdougmcknight: ::Just then, McKnight hogs the dramatic entrance, leaping into Blackthorne's little defensive nest, 2 marines hot on his tail::  Heya folks!  Sorry, you look busy.  We can come back later.

8:56:44 PM vadmblackthorne: About time!

8:56:52 PM vadmblackthorne: ::grins as he keeps firing::

8:57:01 PM vadmblackthorne: ::changes magazines and opens up again::

8:57:27 PM lcdrtkirr: ::holding her side, looking up at McKnight::

8:57:39 PM zmordonnon: ::::unbuckling from his seat and grabbing a phaser rifle, to cover the cargo door of the Jolly Roger::::+Doug+ Major I'm down, but fired up....

8:57:44 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins back as he offers his phaser sidearm to Blackthorne.  The gesture is repeated by the other two marines::  Well as I recall, you getting shot down wasn't my idea!

8:58:07 PM cmdrshelev: (( It was mine and you can thank me later :v ))

8:58:24 PM vadmblackthorne: Hope you got a ride out of here!

8:58:27 PM zmordonnon: ((LMAO Shelev!)

8:58:35 PM vadmblackthorne: ::empties that mag, chucks the rifle and takes the phaser::

8:59:00 PM lcdrtkirr: ::begins to lose consciousness despite the stim::

8:59:00 PM cmdrshelev: (( Not really ))

8:59:34 PM majdougmcknight: ::Fires off a full spray of bolts from his compression rifle.  The action is emulated by other marines, more of them filing into the area all the time.::  Follow O'Grady!  Mordonnon's got a shuttle waiting for you just down the

8:59:37 PM majdougmcknight: ridge!

9:00:13 PM zmordonnon: +Marines+ Load up the wounded so we can get the Hell out of here....

9:00:15 PM majdougmcknight: ::Glances down at T'Kirr::  Medic, we need an anti-grav stretcher!

9:00:21 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gets an arm under T'Kirr and gets her on her feet:

9:00:34 PM lcdrtkirr: ::cries out in pain::

9:01:00 PM zmordonnon: ::::opening the cargo door and keeps a sharp eye on the nearest terrain:::

9:01:12 PM vadmblackthorne: C'mon Commander, let's move. ::wincing in pain himselfas Kiley gets her other arm::

9:01:20 PM lcdrtkirr: ::drops her phaser, which topples down the hill::

9:01:36 PM lcdrtkirr: ::begins to stumble along::

9:01:54 PM lcdrtkirr: My heart.. I think... ::coughs::

9:02:27 PM majdougmcknight: ::Watches them go out of the corner of his eye, as other marines show up to assist, but stays where he is for the moment, keeping pressure off as the pilots are evacuated::

9:02:30 PM vadmblackthorne: ::moves down the hill away from the fight with T'Kirr and Kiley:: See you on board, Major.

9:03:19 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees the Starfleet shuttle and their beat-up trio piles in::

9:03:41 PM zmordonnon: ::::Escort reports in they are loaded to capacity and ready to take off again:::

9:03:57 PM vadmblackthorne: Ensign, good you see you. Going my way?

9:04:12 PM zmordonnon: >Ian> Greetings Admiral....and that I am Sir....

9:04:49 PM lcdrtkirr: ::makes like a log::

9:05:10 PM zmordonnon: ::::watching for Mcknight and the few marines accompanying him::::

9:05:10 PM majdougmcknight: ::Shouts after Blackthorne::  As soon as you've cleared the atmosphere, tell Atlantis to start bombarding the sections we withdraw from!  We're going to have a lot of angry Machen Bren trying to stop our retreat soon!

9:05:22 PM vadmblackthorne: ::heard that::

9:05:28 PM vadmblackthorne: Get us outta here, Ensign.

9:05:55 PM zmordonnon: >Ian> We're leaving the Major? Sir?

9:06:13 PM zmordonnon: ::::taking his seat anyway::::

9:06:31 PM vadmblackthorne: He'll have his own evac.

9:06:56 PM zmordonnon: ::::having told the escorts to get going, closes the cargo door::::>Aye Sir...

9:07:50 PM vadmblackthorne: ::collapses against the wall on the floor in the back::

9:08:11 PM zmordonnon: :::::powers up, takes the shuttle to a fifty foot hover and fires the thrusters::::

9:09:02 PM zmordonnon: +Doug+ We're outta here Major! ::::grinning like a Cheshire cat::::

9:09:04 PM majdougmcknight: ::Keeping low to the ground, arms a photon grenade, ordering those around him to do the same.  Hurling it as far as he can, he awaits the sizable explosion before standing and firing his phaser rifle rapidly into the still not clear

9:09:18 PM majdougmcknight: blast area::

9:09:40 PM majdougmcknight: +Mordonnon+ Well, don't waste time telling me about it, candy ass!  Fly!  Marines, begin retreat!

9:09:58 PM lcdrtkirr: <<rofl>>

9:10:53 PM lcdrtkirr: ::sleeps soundly in her straps::

9:10:58 PM zmordonnon: ::::taking the shuttle as DIRECT to atmosphere as can be SAFELY done::::

9:11:08 PM majdougmcknight: ::Just hopes that orbital fire starts up soon.  It's a long way back to the drop ship for exhausted marines, especially under fire::

9:11:19 PM vadmblackthorne: Let me know when we're back in commrange with Atlantis.

9:11:48 PM zmordonnon: >Ian> Aye Sir.....

9:12:01 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees T'Kirr is passed out but breathing::

9:12:08 PM vadmblackthorne: ::pulls himself into a seat::

9:12:10 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> The other two drop ships have already loaded up their wounded and taken off, and now await docking authorization with Atlantis::

9:12:35 PM zmordonnon: ::::muttering "candy, hell, NOTHING is as SWEET as flying"::::

9:13:08 PM cmdrshelev: +Dropships+ Permission to board granted. Tell me good news when you get here.

9:14:13 PM zmordonnon: +Jolly Roger to Atlantis+ Commander...the Admiral is with me....

9:14:18 PM majdougmcknight: Dropship 2 pilot> +Atlantis+ That all depends on dropship 3, Commander.  Golden Hind out.

9:14:27 PM cmdrshelev: +JR+ Put him on.

9:14:29 PM zmordonnon: >Ian> Comm range NOW sir..

9:14:42 PM vadmblackthorne: +Atlantis+ Atlantis-Actual, this is Sixgun, do you copy?

9:14:54 PM cmdrshelev: (( BSG clause ))

9:15:08 PM cmdrshelev: +JR+ Copy loud and clear. Can I stop throwing darts now?

9:15:23 PM vadmblackthorne: +Atlantis+ Blast them to hell.

9:15:47 PM cmdrshelev: Tactical, you heard the man. Make that thing a rock.

9:16:15 PM cmdrshelev: +JR+ Affirmative. It'll dead by the time their reinforcements arrive which will be in, oh, about 30 minutes.

9:16:34 PM vadmblackthorne: +Atlantis+ Reinforcements? Bloody hell.

9:16:56 PM majdougmcknight: ::Mutters a short prayer under his breath, hoping those signal boosters work.  Otherwise, they're about to get blown all over the next 20 miles of landscape if Atlantis can't pick them up::

9:17:06 PM cmdrshelev: +JR+ Carrier, Destroyer, six battleships. We are getting the hell out of here once everyone's back.

9:17:25 PM majdougmcknight: (Er...Carrier, battleship, 6 destroyers.)

9:17:27 PM vadmblackthorne: +Atlantis+ Good plan. See you on the bridge. Sixgun out.

9:17:34 PM cmdrshelev: (( CLOSE ENOUGH ))

9:17:49 PM lcdrtkirr: ::sleeps dreamlessly, oblivious to the revengeful nukage below::

9:18:01 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> The heavens open around McKnight and Everything Dies(tm).

9:18:08 PM zmordonnon: ::::bringing the Jolly Roger into line to dock::::>Ian> They were on long range sensors when the Commander sent me after the Major.

9:18:09 PM lcdrtkirr: <<rofl>>

9:18:52 PM zmordonnon: >Who was ofcourse sent to FIND you Sir...

9:19:21 PM vadmblackthorne: Naturally. ::closes his eyes, realizing he's home::

9:19:51 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hears Kiley summon a medical team for T'Kirr::

9:19:55 PM majdougmcknight: ::Keeps a lookout for any troops that escape death from above, but generally just runs as fast as he can back to the dropship.  Even the mobile mortar crews are just focused on not crashing into trees as they screech back past the

9:20:00 PM vadmblackthorne: Good flying Ensign.

9:20:05 PM vadmblackthorne: :stands painfully::

9:20:35 PM majdougmcknight: perimeter guard and back onto the ship::

9:20:40 PM zmordonnon: ::::landing inside the shuttlebay, gingerly so as NOT to jar his passengers:::>Ian> It is what I LOVE Admiral....

9:21:08 PM vadmblackthorne: Believe me, I understand.

9:21:34 PM lcdrtkirr: ::is unstrapped and efficiently stretchered out::

9:21:44 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walks out of the shuttle::

9:22:05 PM majdougmcknight: ::Waits with the perimeter guard as his men file onto the ship, then in turn waits as they load before stepping onboard and collapsing against a wall as the door closes and the ship takes off::

9:22:10 PM vadmblackthorne: ::like a typical Starfleet CO, ignores Kiley's protests for him to report to sickbay immediately, and will do so when his ship is out of danger::

9:22:17 PM vadmblackthorne: ::heads off to the TL:: Bridge.

9:22:22 PM majdougmcknight: I am getting too damn old for this "last off the field" shit.

9:22:40 PM zmordonnon: ::::nodding:::>Ian> However you look a bit the worse for wear....:::letting his words trail, knowing the Admiral isn't gonna be corraled by the medics YET:::

9:22:55 PM majdougmcknight: ::Closes his eyes and waits for his breathing to slow down.  Given a run like that, it takes awhile::

9:23:49 PM vadmblackthorne: I hurt like hell. I'll go to the doc, just not yet.

9:23:58 PM vadmblackthorne: ::the TL doors close and whisk him up::

9:24:23 PM zmordonnon: ::::hurrying up post flight check so he can get back to the BIG ship::::

9:25:08 PM vadmblackthorne: ::exits onto the bridge, looking like hell warmed over:: Report.

9:25:33 PM lcdrtkirr: ::is poked and stuff in Sickbay::

9:25:47 PM cmdrshelev: ::Snaps to attention:: Admiral on the bridge. If I could blow this entire rock away I would.

9:25:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Do it. By God, I don't want any of those bastards coming after us.

9:26:06 PM cmdrshelev: I

9:26:09 PM vadmblackthorne: Nuke them to hell.

9:26:11 PM cmdrshelev: (( SDFASFSD ))

9:26:19 PM zmordonnon: ::::stowing the phaser rifle back in the rack and replenishing the firework mortars:::

9:26:31 PM cmdrshelev: We're doing that. Unfortunately, I don't have a genesis torpedo to _finish_ the job.

9:26:42 PM vadmblackthorne: Status of our Marines?

9:26:54 PM cmdrshelev: They're on their way back.

9:27:08 PM cmdrshelev: Once I have all the dropships out of atmo, there will be no atmo left.

9:27:12 PM zmordonnon: ::::trotting to the TL and taking it to the Bridge::::

9:27:49 PM cmdrshelev: Best I can do, given what I have to work with. I hope it suffices.

9:27:54 PM vadmblackthorne: Excellent.

9:28:05 PM majdougmcknight: (Wow, I hope no one thinks to ask if we're running out of torpedoes.)

9:28:26 PM vadmblackthorne: (Shush)

9:28:32 PM cmdrshelev: (( Torpedo vs. Planet = Planet wins. ??? ))

9:29:01 PM cmdrshelev: Now, I recommend the Admiral go to sickbay and stop from bleeding all over my bridge.

9:29:17 PM zmordonnon: :::entering the Bridge and taking the HELM, frowning at the condition of what had been a potential resupply planet::::

9:29:26 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks at Shelev and then laugh slightly, not so hard as to hurt like hell::

9:30:10 PM vadmblackthorne: All yours, Commander. If you need me, I'll be enjoying the medication.

9:30:14 PM majdougmcknight: +Atlantis+ Atlantis, McKnight here.  I trust our fly boys managed to make it back to the ship this time?

9:30:16 PM cmdrshelev: The fleet, if you're wondering, is currently under command of Captain Montrose, on McKnight's recommendation. It should still be there when we get back.

9:30:31 PM vadmblackthorne: I figured you left them in a safe place.

9:30:42 PM vadmblackthorne: ::turns and enters the TL again:: Sickbay.

9:31:07 PM cmdrshelev: +McKnight+ Yes, they did. The admiral has left his mark on the bridge. Can you confirm that the planet is devoid of federation personnel?

9:31:15 PM zmordonnon: ::::getting on long range sensors to check the convoy headed  our way and the FLEET Atlantis needs to rendezvous with::::

9:31:38 PM vadmblackthorne: ::stumbles into sickbay and becomes good friends with the closest bed::

9:31:45 PM majdougmcknight: +Shelev+ We don't leave anyone behind, Commander.  I'll thank you never to doubt that.

9:32:30 PM cmdrshelev: +McKnight+ Shit happens this week. Things are about to become very uninhabitable down there very quickly; never hurts to be safe.

9:32:44 PM zmordonnon: ::::calculating the BEST course to get there without enemy interference::::

9:33:04 PM majdougmcknight: +Shelev+ By all means, open up that can of whoop ass.  Just leave me with a few torpedoes, would you?

9:33:12 PM cmdrshelev: ::Hands tactical a PADD with the results of what he's been working on while hell breaks loose on the surface - the precise frequency needed to cook the radiation-weakened atmosphere into nothingness.::

9:33:14 PM lcdrtkirr: ::rests as Blackthorne is swarmed by doctors::

9:33:29 PM cmdrshelev: +McKnight+ Oh, it's much better. Take a look if you wish.

9:33:33 PM cmdrshelev: Tactical>> Do it.

9:34:13 PM zmordonnon: >Shelev> Course laid in for the rendezvous with the Fleet Commander....

9:34:53 PM vadmblackthorne: ::finally passes out, the stims wearing off::

9:35:25 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> A beam of concentrated phaser fire drills into the red planet and spreads over the entire surface.

9:35:37 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> The atmosphere boils away into a fine powder until all that is left is a lifeless rock with metallic ruins of a recently deceased civilization crisscrossing it .

9:36:02 PM cmdrshelev: Get the dropships back onboard, then engage. Good flying.

9:36:03 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Now THAT'S war.>>

9:36:27 PM cmdrshelev: << Needs more genesis torpedo =~~~ >>

9:36:34 PM majdougmcknight: ::Looking out the window::  Oh, Jesus.  You just know some committee's not going to be amused at THAT one when we get home.

9:36:36 PM vadmblackthorne: <<That wins.>>

9:36:52 PM vadmblackthorne: ((That's the sort of thing that you leave out of the official report.))

9:37:00 PM zmordonnon: >Shelev> Aye Commander....the ships are coming into Shuttlebay 3 now.

9:37:10 PM cmdrshelev: (( Shelev hates many things; environmental committees are near the top of the list ))

9:38:03 PM cmdrshelev: (( Fucking research ships either turn you into a hippy or a grizzled old fart who looks at a forest and sees a lifetime's suppy of firewood. ))

9:38:32 PM cmdrshelev: Take us back to the fleet. We've wasted enough time.

9:38:36 PM zmordonnon: :-X

9:39:18 PM majdougmcknight: ::As he feels the reassuring clang of the dropship setting down into the bay, then waits as all the marines file off, destined either for quarters or sickbay.  Stopping at the hatch, he smiles softly and pats the bulkhead

9:39:21 PM zmordonnon: >Shelev> Acknowledged Commander....::::engaging to Warp:::::

9:39:25 PM majdougmcknight: affectionately::  That'll do.

9:39:43 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

9:39:44 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

9:39:45 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

9:39:47 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::

9:39:52 PM zmordonnon: pawsed

9:40:29 PM majdougmcknight: ::paused::

9:40:38 PM vadmblackthorne: Now that was a powerhouse of a sim.

9:40:50 PM lcdrtkirr: It being 2hrs helps. =)

9:41:31 PM cmdrshelev: I for one am glad to see that planet be destroyed.

9:41:54 PM cmdrshelev: also who are you people and what are you doing on my ship >(

9:41:57 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, I couldn't really stop in the middle of that, and I wanted the groundwar part done.

9:42:09 PM lcdrtkirr: Not complaining.

9:42:10 PM zmordonnon: Were we SCHEDULED to be two hours?

9:42:17 PM vadmblackthorne: Nope, it was just spontaneous.

9:42:33 PM lcdrtkirr: My lateness didn't help. =P

9:42:33 PM zmordonnon: Ah okay...

9:43:33 PM vadmblackthorne: Anyway, good work all, and I'll see you next week. Maybe we can actually start at the new time, even :)

9:43:46 PM lcdrtkirr: ::cough::

9:43:50 PM majdougmcknight: Later, folks!

9:43:51 PM lcdrtkirr: O:-)

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9:44:05 PM cmdrshelev: internet

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9:44:11 PM vadmblackthorne: G'night!

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9:44:35 PM zmordonnon: Night all

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