Cmdr Shelev joined the chat (7:05:27 PM)
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7:18:37 PM majdougmcknight: So...how about that local ball team?
7:18:49 PM cmdrshelev: sorry we were busy killing dragon
7:18:56 PM vadmblackthorne: dragon is die lol
7:19:42 PM cmdrshelev: actually I just died on my way out the door
7:20:19 PM vadmblackthorne: Shield/ Hearth you n00b.
7:20:42 PM cmdrshelev: no I was going to feralas anyway and I don't want to cross the sea twice for no reason
7:23:31 PM vadmblackthorne: I poked T'Kirr, she should be coming.
LCdr TKirr joined the chat (7:24:04 PM)
7:24:12 PM lcdrtkirr: Lost track of time o.O
7:24:36 PM majdougmcknight: Welcome.
7:24:41 PM majdougmcknight: 4 people. Hmm.
7:24:45 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright, let's get started with what we have.
7:24:51 PM cmdrshelev: o snap
7:25:42 PM vadmblackthorne: We've done it before.
7:26:00 PM majdougmcknight: I suppose we have.
7:27:24 PM vadmblackthorne: ::Waits for the whistle::
7:27:48 PM cmdrshelev: We don't need no whistle with four people
7:28:07 PM lcdrtkirr: 2 people, no. 4 people, yes.
7:28:22 PM cmdrshelev: ::TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET:: etc etc
7:28:25 PM majdougmcknight: ::AA::
7:28:26 PM lcdrtkirr: ::AA:: etc etc
7:28:36 PM vadmblackthorne: Thank you.
7:30:23 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, tonight Shelev is hot (read: cold) on the trail of the missing Tagan.
7:30:41 PM vadmblackthorne: McKnight's Marines are investigating the Serdith, which seems to have killed its own crew.
7:31:25 PM cmdrshelev: very cold
7:31:28 PM cmdrshelev: freezing in fact
7:31:39 PM cmdrshelev: (( I haven't thought about it since last week ))
7:31:41 PM vadmblackthorne: Questions?
7:31:49 PM cmdrshelev: yes what is our deadline
7:32:58 PM vadmblackthorne: No deadline, it's up to you.
7:33:21 PM cmdrshelev: good STALL AHOY
7:34:19 PM vadmblackthorne: In that case.
7:34:21 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:34:22 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:34:23 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:34:40 PM vadmblackthorne: ::lording over T'Kirr's console, expecting scan data of the Serdith::
7:35:07 PM lcdrtkirr: I've... ::hesitates:: *completed* my scans of the Serdith.
7:35:30 PM cmdrshelev: +Transporter Chief on Atlantis+ Transport, prepare for site-to-site transport. Six to beam directly to the bridge of the Matis.
7:35:37 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks at her expectantly::
7:35:41 PM cmdrshelev: To Marines> Prep.
7:36:00 PM lcdrtkirr: I've completed them as much as I can, that is. I cannot read anything near the center of the ship.
7:37:16 PM lcdrtkirr: Normal scans show nothing abnormally peculiar about the vessel... however, when I performed them in more detail, I've found conflicting results.
7:37:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Both sides then.
7:37:48 PM lcdrtkirr: ::blinks:: Admiral?
7:38:06 PM vadmblackthorne: The results are conflicting. Give me both sets of data.
7:39:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::taps her console to bring up two columns of information:: As I said, normal scans show nothing out of the ordinary. However, ::points:: these show organic components I have never seen before.
7:39:40 PM majdougmcknight: ::I don't think McKnight had left the bridge yet as of last sim, so he should still be there:: Sir, Captain Montrose DID make mention of conferring with the Xindi fleet. His report might help clear up...whatever's not clear.
7:39:44 PM cmdrshelev: +Transporter Chief+ Energize.
7:40:19 PM majdougmcknight: I suggest we order the marines already onboard to establish a holding pattern until we've had a word with him.
7:40:30 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods to McKnight:: Agreed.
7:41:33 PM vadmblackthorne: Unknown organic compounds. Self-defense mechanisms.
7:41:43 PM cmdrshelev: ::The world fades from the dim lights of a Xindi bridge to bright blue, back to dim lights, this time green. Five xindi reptilians fail to act surprised and instead draw weapons::
7:42:04 PM majdougmcknight: +Montrose+ Captain, do you have those supplies yet?
7:42:41 PM vadmblackthorne: Many species build automated defenses for their young. Few organics are more valuable.
7:43:07 PM cmdrshelev: Hello there. We come in peace, for now.
7:43:25 PM cmdrshelev: Drop your weapons, please.
7:43:45 PM lcdrtkirr: It does not appear to be unique to the Xindi insectoid design. I believe it is somehow malfunctioning.
7:43:49 PM cmdrshelev: ::The Xindi do nothing.::
7:44:59 PM cmdrshelev: I have been authorized to ensure that your cooperation with the rest of this fleet is secured. I am authorized to do it by unleashing extreme vengeance in order to ensure peace.
7:45:03 PM lcdrtkirr: It's possible this compound is affecting the ship in unexpected ways. Why it was introduced into its network, I cannot say.
7:45:03 PM vadmblackthorne: Being that it killed its crew, I agree.
7:45:04 PM majdougmcknight: @Montrose> +McKnight+ Yes, sir. The first supply crates are materializing now. Now that we've got Atlantis and those fancy long-range transporters back, I suggest you start evacuating the Xindi survivors immediately.
7:45:55 PM majdougmcknight: +Montrose+ We'll commence beaming people off that ship now, Bill. Starting with you. Order the men to break out that assault gear and establish a holding pattern. We're all very curious over here to get the closest thing to a
7:46:00 PM majdougmcknight: full report we've got time for.
7:47:27 PM cmdrshelev: Random Xindi> You shouldn't have left your ship, Commander. We are more than capable of defending ourselves.
7:47:41 PM cmdrshelev: But not against the Machen Bren.
7:47:49 PM vadmblackthorne: ((OH SNAP))
7:48:01 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Just realized that probably doesn't sound very clear--meant its organic nature isn't unique, not foreign organic compound>>
7:48:10 PM majdougmcknight: (Wow. Owned.)
7:48:40 PM majdougmcknight: (Ah, thank you. I actually was sort of confused about that.)
7:48:56 PM vadmblackthorne: (Same here, thank you.)
7:49:16 PM cmdrshelev: RX> We were drafted into this cowardly evacuation. We would rather have perished on our homeworld than throw ourselves at the feet of the Federation.
7:49:39 PM majdougmcknight: @Montrose> ::Seems reluctant for a moment to a moment to abandon the operation, but it passes:: Of course, sir. If you'll give me a minute, I'll stand ready for transport at your convenience.
7:50:21 PM majdougmcknight: +Montrose+ Acknowledged, Captain. Atlantis out.
7:50:46 PM vadmblackthorne: At least we'll have our men off of that deathtrap.
7:51:02 PM cmdrshelev: I'm not here for political reasons. What's done is done.
7:51:19 PM majdougmcknight: +Sickbay+ Bridge to sickbay, we need you to prep medical teams and get them on their way to transporter rooms 1 and 2. We expect wounded from the Serdith.
7:51:52 PM cmdrshelev: RX> Leave our vessel, outsiders. We will handle our own affairs.
7:52:42 PM majdougmcknight: (Well, someone's going to look silly whith a marine boot up his ass in the near future.)
7:52:49 PM vadmblackthorne: KileyBot> +McKnight+ Aye Major.
7:52:50 PM majdougmcknight: (With, too.)
7:52:56 PM cmdrshelev: Like dealing with the ambassador who drafted you, I bet. Is he here? There's been an awful lot of noise directed towards this fine vessel of yours.
7:53:39 PM cmdrshelev: ::RX starts to smirk, which is not an easy thing for a walking reptile to do.::
7:54:36 PM cmdrshelev: RX> So that's why you put us all under martial law. Your pawn went missing so you had to take matters into your own hands?
7:54:38 PM vadmblackthorne: This would all be far easier if we could get one of them to explain that ship to us.
7:54:47 PM majdougmcknight: +Transporter rooms+ Transporter rooms 1 and 2, this is McKnight. I'm told we're in range now, so please lock onto Captain Montrose's comm signal, then begin locking onto all Xindi lifesigns throughout the ship.
7:55:20 PM lcdrtkirr: Agreed. I'm curious to know if they are aware of the foreign element. And if they are, why it is there.
7:55:38 PM cmdrshelev: Not at all, captain - assuming that's your rank. Since you're not going to going to be open with us, I see no reason to tell you why we left you to fend for yourselves.
7:56:30 PM vadmblackthorne: Difficult without even a contact among them. That ship is becoming a liability.
7:57:35 PM cmdrshelev: ::RX ignores the comment, and begins walking around the perimeter of the bridge. He's dropped his weapon, but the rest of the bridge crew has the away team at arms.::
7:58:20 PM cmdrshelev: RX> No, you left your marines scattered all over our ship like a mother trying to care for her young, while you went off to pick up something you left behind.
7:58:29 PM vadmblackthorne: I'll bet that if we stopped towing it, someone would call us to complain.
7:58:35 PM majdougmcknight: ::Presumably, Kiley does her thing with the wounded. As for Montrose, he beats feet in the direction of the nearest turbolift, eager to get thus over with. He doesn't like the thought of his men stranded on that hell hole of a
7:58:44 PM majdougmcknight: ship any longer than necessary.
7:58:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::perks a brow at Blackthorne's solution::
7:58:55 PM cmdrshelev: RX> Did you get your pilots back? I hope you treated them better than you've treated the 3,000 Xindi under your care.
7:59:14 PM vadmblackthorne: Then we would get an explanation.
7:59:42 PM cmdrshelev: ::Shelev ignores the comment, but seethes anyway.::
8:00:41 PM cmdrshelev: I've already had to resort to threatening one bridge crew today. I don't want to threaten another.
8:01:05 PM cmdrshelev: XD> Then leave this ship or we will make you leave. We do not need interference in a Xindi internal affair.
8:01:40 PM vadmblackthorne: I'll save that option for after Montrose's report, however.
8:01:43 PM lcdrtkirr: <<makes ya wonder why we were asked to save these guys =P>>
8:01:53 PM cmdrshelev: You're beginning to sound like Klingons. I don't work well with Klingons. These guys do, however.
8:02:27 PM cmdrshelev: ::Turns to the marine Sergeant.:: Subdue him.
8:02:51 PM lcdrtkirr: ::studies silently at her terminal, awaiting orders::
8:03:31 PM majdougmcknight: ::Speak of the devil. Just then, Montrose steps off the bridge turbolift and comes to attention::
8:03:40 PM majdougmcknight: Montrose> Sirs, reporting as ordered.
8:04:13 PM cmdrshelev: ::Two phaser stuns hit the Xindi captain at once, knocking him out. Two bridge officers let off shots that miss Shelev, as he is currently diving under a console.::
8:04:16 PM cmdrshelev: ::The other four marines succeed in stunning the two armed officers and the two that dropped their weapons as soon as the shooting started.::
8:04:30 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods to Montrose:: Captain. At ease.
8:04:54 PM cmdrshelev: +Atlantis+ Atlantis, Shelev. Please disregard that weapons fire. Situation is under control.
8:05:35 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Good to know, Commander.
8:05:41 PM cmdrshelev: ::Picks himself up off the floor.::
8:06:16 PM cmdrshelev: ::Tries to pull his tricorder out of its holster and fumbles it onto the floor.:: OK, I think we can work in this atmosphere a bit easier.. Barricade that enterance, will you?
8:06:41 PM majdougmcknight: Montrose> ::Takes a more relaxed stance:: With all due respect, it'd be great if we could hurry this along...not that what I know will take long to tell. That ship just gives me the creeps, and I'll be a lot happier once
8:06:55 PM majdougmcknight: all our people are back to being nowhere near it.
8:07:12 PM lcdrtkirr: ::watches Montrose::
8:07:14 PM cmdrshelev: ::Ambles over to the rear console that looks the most like a computer and tries to puzzle it out with his tricorder.::
8:07:39 PM vadmblackthorne: Report then, Captain.
8:09:19 PM majdougmcknight: Montrose> As I said, we don't know that much, though I was finally able to track down an insectoid who could give me some details...not until after we came under fire, unfortunately.
8:09:25 PM cmdrshelev: ::Tries to find a list of landing and departure logs for the shuttlebay.::
8:09:48 PM vadmblackthorne: Better than what we know here.
8:11:17 PM majdougmcknight: Montrose> It's what they call a hatchery ship...kind of like a flying nursery. As you're no doubt aware by now, the thing's bristling with automated defenses, all controlled by a central...well, calling it a mind is a little
8:12:39 PM majdougmcknight: generous, but basically, the ship itself is semi-sentient, conditioned with a pretty fierce maternal instinct. Why it's suddenly come to regard everything around and inside it as a threat, which seems the most likely explanation at
8:13:36 PM majdougmcknight: this point...we have no idea. Neither do the Xindi. In the absence of Atlantis, we figured out only option was to beam through in force, and just carve a damn path straight through to the core, rescuing any survivors as we went.
8:14:04 PM vadmblackthorne: I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time.
8:14:18 PM vadmblackthorne: ::turns to T'Kirr:: Commander.
8:14:39 PM majdougmcknight: Montrose> Like I mentioned earlier, sir, none of the Xindi ships has the transporter range to manage the extraction carefully.
8:15:07 PM lcdrtkirr: ::to Montrose:: Are you aware of a foreign compound within the Serdith's network?
8:15:10 PM majdougmcknight: (Er...safely. he means safely.)
8:16:17 PM lcdrtkirr: << + 'organic' somewhere in there>>
8:16:42 PM majdougmcknight: Montrose> Honestly, maam, the whole ship looks pretty darn foreign. If you mean something unusual for an Insectoid design...hell, I wouldn't know it if I saw it.
8:17:22 PM majdougmcknight: Montrose> Our hope was that once we'd blazed a trail so to speak, an insectoid might be able to make some sense of it.
8:17:40 PM lcdrtkirr: Are there any Xindi insectoids we could speak to about it?
8:18:29 PM cmdrshelev: Well, shit.
8:18:49 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Admiral, Shelev. Do you have a moment?
8:19:09 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Go ahead, Commander.
8:20:34 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Good news: Tagan landed on this ship, the.. what was this one? The 'Matis' yesterday. He hasn't left, and I can't find him on internal sensors because half of em are broken.
8:20:55 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ We're going to need some more men to tear this ship apart if we want to find him.
8:21:09 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ And did I mention that the locals aren't happy, or did the weapons fire take care of that?
8:21:55 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ I gathered that. I'll have the Major send some more Marines to assist you.
8:22:22 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Acknowledged. Send em to the bridge of this beast.
8:23:13 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Understood. Blackthorne out.
8:23:20 PM majdougmcknight: If you'll excuse me, sirs, it sounds like I better go take a look at this myself. Captain Montrose is more than qualified to handle things on this end.
8:23:44 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods to McKnight:: Take a squad or two with you, sounds like the Matis isn't happy with us.
8:24:36 PM majdougmcknight: ::Walking toward the turbolift:: From the sounds of it, the feeling is going to be more than mutual, sir.
8:24:53 PM majdougmcknight: ::Enters the lift:: Deck 7.
8:24:58 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:24:59 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:25:01 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:25:02 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::
8:25:11 PM cmdrshelev: woot I get another week to decide if tagan is alive or dead :v
8:25:18 PM lcdrtkirr: rofl
8:25:56 PM vadmblackthorne: Heh heh.
8:26:04 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, see y'all next week, and thanks for coming. :)
8:26:07 PM cmdrshelev: this sim needs more horta
8:26:36 PM lcdrtkirr: o.O
8:27:07 PM cmdrshelev: jason go find someone to RP a horta for us
8:27:12 PM vadmblackthorne: PAIN
8:27:15 PM vadmblackthorne: GREAT PAIN
8:27:16 PM vadmblackthorne: PAIN
8:27:22 PM cmdrshelev: good god get that vulcan an aspirin
8:27:22 PM vadmblackthorne: how's that?
8:27:37 PM lcdrtkirr: Uh, wha?
8:27:45 PM cmdrshelev: go watch more TOS plz kthx