Cmdr Shelev joined the chat (7:03:07 PM)

7:03:14 PM vadmblackthorne: WTF is going on with AIM

7:03:16 PM vadmblackthorne: S

Kiley Airell joined the chat (7:03:17 PM)

7:03:23 PM vadmblackthorne: :(

7:03:29 PM kileyairell: hello

7:03:41 PM vadmblackthorne: Hi Kiley


7:03:50 PM vadmblackthorne: :w-hat:

MajDougMcKnight joined the chat (7:04:03 PM)

7:04:16 PM majdougmcknight: Hey, folks.

7:04:20 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya Doug

7:04:33 PM majdougmcknight: I don't know if he said anything to you, but Brad can't make it tonight.

7:04:40 PM majdougmcknight: A play rehearsal, ominously enough.

7:04:41 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay

7:04:51 PM majdougmcknight: Sorry, audition.

7:05:23 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, let's give T'Kirr a few.

7:05:38 PM majdougmcknight: Sure.

7:06:28 PM kileyairell: whatever you say, you're the boss ;)

7:10:14 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, doesn't look like she'll be making it on time.

7:11:05 PM cmdrshelev: fired

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7:12:28 PM vadmblackthorne: SSSssss

7:12:29 PM majdougmcknight: Well, she's Vulcan.

7:12:32 PM majdougmcknight: Never forget that.

7:12:42 PM cmdrshelev: fired^2

7:14:17 PM vadmblackthorne: Let's get this started.


7:14:36 PM kileyairell: ::AA::

7:14:57 PM majdougmcknight: ::AA::

7:15:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright, last week ended with the revelation of Tagan's death and a declaration of martial law.

7:16:36 PM vadmblackthorne: The formal announcement has yet to go out to the fleet, but preparations must be made.

7:17:07 PM vadmblackthorne: Everyone remembers what they were up to, I'm sure. :)

7:17:12 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:17:13 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:17:15 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:18:04 PM vadmblackthorne: ::on the bridge, looking at a PADD containing a speech::

7:18:43 PM cmdrshelev: ::At the helm of the Matis, awaiting further orders and notice from McKnight that the rest of the ship is secure.::

7:19:45 PM vadmblackthorne: ::also awaiting McKnight's report::

7:20:41 PM kileyairell: ::working in sickbay::

7:21:08 PM majdougmcknight: @+Shelev+ Commander, McKnight here.  I just got word from the last of my squads.  We now have patrols operating uncontested on every deck.  We encountered brief, fortunately largely uncoordinated resistance on decks 3, 5 and 8. 

7:21:08 PM vadmblackthorne: ::turns his attention to the viewer:: +Airell+ Blackthorne to doctor Airell.

7:21:26 PM kileyairell: +B+ Airell here Captain.

7:21:47 PM vadmblackthorne: +Airell+ Report on the status of the treatment strategy for the hatchery ship, please.

7:21:59 PM cmdrshelev: @+McKnight+ Acknowledged. Return to the bridge and find someone to station here. And I'm sure the Admiral wants to hear from you directly.

7:23:15 PM kileyairell: +B+ So far we can stop the growth and spread of the sickness.  I have yet to find anything that will cure those already infected.

7:23:59 PM majdougmcknight: +Shelev+ Momentarily, sir.  Arranging transport for the prisoners to the Atlantis brig.

7:24:56 PM vadmblackthorne: +Airell+ Are your preventative measures ready to implement?

7:24:59 PM kileyairell: +B+ We have enough of the treatment to protect the entire hatchery ship, and I can have my team ready to begin.

7:25:20 PM vadmblackthorne: +Airell+ Do it.

7:25:29 PM kileyairell: +B+ Aye Sir.

7:26:11 PM majdougmcknight: +Atlantis Security C&C+ Lieutenant O'Grady, stand by to receive further prisoners.  Be advised, this is a somewhat larger group than the last one.

7:26:36 PM vadmblackthorne: +Airell+ Keep efforts up on a cure as well. Blackthorne out.

7:26:42 PM majdougmcknight: O'Grady> +McKnight+ Acknowledged, Major.  Dispatching marines to the transport pad now.

7:26:44 PM kileyairell: +B+ Aye sir.

7:27:46 PM majdougmcknight: +O'Grady+ Oh, and lieutenant, why not start moving some of those prisoners into cell block 2 with our Machen Bren guests.  Make sure they're got a nice view of each other.  Maybe their tongues will be loosened slightly if they get

7:27:51 PM vadmblackthorne: :turns his attention back to the PADD::

7:27:57 PM majdougmcknight: the impression their private suite is in danger of becoming not so private.

7:28:44 PM majdougmcknight: O'Grady> Acknowledges, sir.  Security out.

7:29:07 PM kileyairell: Kasey, begin treatments on the hatchery ship.

7:29:19 PM kileyairell: Kasey> Aye sir.

7:29:20 PM majdougmcknight: (Acknowledged)

7:29:42 PM vadmblackthorne: ::taps his chairarm and brings up a tactical overlay of the fleet on the main viewer::

7:29:57 PM vadmblackthorne: ::starts hazarding guesses as to which ships he'll have problems out of::

7:30:42 PM majdougmcknight: ::Turns to his immediate second in command for this squad::  Garcia, I want you to pick out 2 or 3 men, and send them down to engineering.  We don't have the manpower to start occupying these ships properly, but the least we can do

7:31:36 PM majdougmcknight: is block any attempt by some new group of assholes to retake this boat.  If anyone gives you lip, give them the impression your weapons are set to kill this time.

7:31:54 PM majdougmcknight: Garcia> And...would that merely be an impression, sir?

7:32:07 PM vadmblackthorne: ::marks a few on his PADD::

7:32:21 PM majdougmcknight: ::Heading for the nearest turbolift::  You're a competent soldier, Garcia.  I'll leave the finer points to your discretion.

7:32:30 PM majdougmcknight: Bridge.

7:35:08 PM vadmblackthorne: ::tabs the page back over to the address he intends to make, and deletes it::

7:35:26 PM kileyairell: Kasey>::gets all the supplies and the manpower and heads to the transporter room::

7:35:54 PM vadmblackthorne: ::figures he'll just wing it instead, after all, the shit's gonna hit the fan no matter what he says:

7:36:14 PM majdougmcknight: ::Slings his rifle over his shoulder and softly hums a little diddy to supply the missing elevator music until the lift finally reaches the bridge, and he steps out::  Reporting as ordered, Commander.

7:37:06 PM cmdrshelev: Greetings, is the ship secure?

7:37:13 PM cmdrshelev: Wait, you answered that already.

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7:37:29 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Heya T'Kirr!)

7:37:37 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Holy heck, it's still daylight outside... didn't realize it was so late. =/>>

7:38:00 PM cmdrshelev: Have you given any thought to how we're going to keep this ship under control for an extensive period of time? Admiral's going to want an answer to that question.

7:38:00 PM kileyairell: ((Hey TKirr))

7:38:06 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Another time change casualty!)0

7:40:31 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander T'Kirr. Doctor Airell has begun imlementing her preventative measures to stop the spread of the hatchery ship disease.

7:41:04 PM vadmblackthorne: Keep an eye on that ship as she does.

7:41:16 PM lcdrtkirr: ::having just arrived at her post, nods in understanding::  Aye, Admiral.

7:41:37 PM kileyairell: Kasey>::beams over to the hatchery ship in full protective gear with team, and starts to innoculate::

7:41:38 PM majdougmcknight: ::Frowns and begins habitually drumming his fingertips along the bridge rail::  That's gonna be tough, commander.  Ultimately, it's going to depend in no small measure on just how many ships go nuts once word about Tagan gets out.

7:42:26 PM cmdrshelev: I was afraid of that.

7:43:48 PM cmdrshelev: So, can we safely depart this lovely little boat?

7:43:51 PM vadmblackthorne: ::stands and walks over to her:: Undoubtedly, there will be some resistance to the martial law declaration.

7:44:52 PM majdougmcknight: Well...I've ordered engineering fortified, the bridge is already protected, and until they're re-assigned, we've got men enough here to put down any more unruliness...but we still need someone we can trust to fly this thing.

7:45:46 PM vadmblackthorne: However, a show of force is usually enough to quell such reactions. Prior to the declaration, I want you to organize and be flying a fighter patrol around the fleet to enhance security.

7:45:50 PM cmdrshelev: By 'fly' I assume 'command.' We'll check to see if the Admiral has anyone in mind.

7:46:27 PM kileyairell: ::complains to no one but herself about how, so far, anything that'll kill the disease will kill the insects too::

7:47:05 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Oh, you're talking to me, aren't you?>>

7:47:17 PM vadmblackthorne: <<Yes. :p>>

7:47:59 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods again in assent:: I assume you want us to cover the entire fleet?

7:48:02 PM majdougmcknight: ::Decides not to correct the Commander on his interpretation, instead simply nodding after a moment's pause::  After you then, sir.

7:48:52 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes. The patrol's presence alone should help prevent dissention.

7:48:58 PM cmdrshelev: +Transporter Room+ Transporter room, Two to beam up.

7:49:41 PM lcdrtkirr: Understood.  When will you declare martial law?

7:50:01 PM vadmblackthorne: After I confer with Major McKnight about our resources.

7:50:23 PM cmdrshelev: ::McKnight and Shelev fade to the transporter room on Atlantis.:: After you, Major.

7:51:58 PM majdougmcknight: ::Nods, then nods again to the transporter technician before exiting the transporter room and crossing over into the turbolift::  Bridge.

7:52:19 PM lcdrtkirr: I will alert the pilots to be ready, and will dispatch the patrol when you are ready for it.

7:52:23 PM cmdrshelev: So, care to wager on whether he has a speech planned?

7:52:33 PM kileyairell: (I have to get going all, gotta get ready for work)

7:52:39 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Bye Kiley))

7:52:45 PM lcdrtkirr: <<See you, Kiley>>

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7:53:44 PM vadmblackthorne: It will be soon.

7:53:46 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins::  One perk to sailing on this boat as long as I have, Commander, is that you tend to spot the sucker's bets.

7:54:29 PM cmdrshelev: Oh, am I being what you people call a 'fish?'

7:55:24 PM majdougmcknight: ::Adds a soft chuckle to the grin::  Something like that, sir.

7:55:46 PM cmdrshelev: Note to self: don't gamble on this ship.

7:55:56 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walks back to his seat::

7:56:03 PM cmdrshelev: ::doors open, the two officers stride out onto the bridge.::

7:56:04 PM majdougmcknight: I assume Blackthorne's elected to take the hard line on this one?

7:56:05 PM lcdrtkirr: ::watches Blackthorne as he turns from her, well aware of his reasons for not leading the patrol himself::

7:56:15 PM majdougmcknight: (Er...assume McKnight said that a moment earlier.)

7:56:24 PM cmdrshelev: ((and assume no answer =) ))

7:57:22 PM lcdrtkirr: ::notices Shelev and McKnight entering::

7:58:02 PM majdougmcknight: ::Nods to T'Kirr with a smile, despite his unsettling knowledge that it's time to discuss logistics::

7:58:12 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander, Major.

7:58:34 PM majdougmcknight: Admiral.  I trust you're well aware, we have a bit of a problem.

7:59:02 PM vadmblackthorne: We have several. ::half-chuckles::

7:59:26 PM lcdrtkirr: ::busily alerts the fighter pilots into Standby while monitoring the team on the hatchery ship::

8:00:08 PM majdougmcknight: True enough.  How would you like to proceed, sir?

8:00:27 PM vadmblackthorne: What sort of manpower estimation can you give to pull this off?

8:02:17 PM lcdrtkirr: EnsLogan> ::enters the Bridge in a background sort of way and approaches Science:: You rang?

8:02:37 PM majdougmcknight: Off the top of my head, assuming worst case scenarios?  More than we've got.  I assume you're referring to a declaration of martial law?

8:02:47 PM vadmblackthorne: Naturally.

8:04:28 PM lcdrtkirr: EnsLogan> ::rubs an eye as he's briefed on the situation::

8:04:29 PM majdougmcknight: ::Frowns::  Naturally.  Alright then, I recommend our first course of action would be to seek out and brief Tagan's staff on the situation.  Get a handle on just how many trained men they can vouch for.  Because the odds are good

8:04:39 PM majdougmcknight: we'll need to deputize some people for this one.

8:05:46 PM cmdrshelev: He has staff?

8:05:50 PM cmdrshelev: Had.

8:06:21 PM majdougmcknight: The point is, there are people out there who at this moment consider themselves Tagan's staff, and I suggest we not accept their resignations at this time.

8:06:29 PM vadmblackthorne: Valid. Get them over here.

8:06:56 PM cmdrshelev: I'll start rounding up everyone who we saw in his general vicinity.

8:07:17 PM cmdrshelev: I suggest we have armed guard for them as it might have been an inside job.

8:07:59 PM vadmblackthorne: I am having Commander T'Kirr deploy a fighter patrol for the announcement, and a time after it.

8:08:11 PM majdougmcknight: ::Nods affirmatively::  I'll send 2 marines to the transporter room, and have another two waiting on the observation deck.  That should be small enough not to look too hostile.

8:09:15 PM vadmblackthorne: I am counting on a preemptive show of force to quell significant opposition.

8:09:53 PM majdougmcknight: Fighter cover...sure, that could help.  One wonders why the brain trust at Utopia Planetia never bothered to design a designated carrier.  Not like Fleet didn't cart out those old Peregrines often enough during the war.

8:11:11 PM majdougmcknight: Between an initial show of force, and hopefully the official sanction of this step by whatever would pass for a leader at this point, we might just pull this off.

8:11:36 PM vadmblackthorne: Agreed. Get Tagan's "staff" over here immediately for a briefing.

8:12:16 PM cmdrshelev: ::Heads to the nearest console to start reviewing tapes and what little census data there is to find Tagan's confidantes.::

8:14:43 PM majdougmcknight: Our first priority should of course be to make sure the more heavily armed ships are all secured.  They seem to be the birthplace of a lot of our troubles so far.

8:15:16 PM vadmblackthorne: I would hate to have to incapacitate them in the event of Machen Bren attack.

8:17:16 PM majdougmcknight: There's that.

8:18:25 PM vadmblackthorne: If we could get remote access to their command functions as a trump card...

8:19:05 PM cmdrshelev: We have an engineer corps we can ship over with the Marines?

8:19:21 PM vadmblackthorne: They were asking for engineering help, after all.

8:19:45 PM vadmblackthorne: If we can manage that, we can simply turn off weapons and engines for ships that resist.

8:20:24 PM cmdrshelev: We might want to keep this on the down low for a few days while we do an orderly engineering inspection, perhaps?

8:21:26 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes. How many overheard my comm traffic to you?

8:22:42 PM cmdrshelev: Unless they managed to break starfleet encryption, the bums we have in the brig and the nontalkative bug we found one deck below the bridge who didn't seem to give a damn about anything.

8:23:11 PM vadmblackthorne: Excellent. Ensure the Atlantis crew knows to keep their mouths shut as well.

8:23:27 PM majdougmcknight: I assure you, no marine heard a damn thing.

8:23:29 PM cmdrshelev: I'll send out some bulletins.

8:24:10 PM vadmblackthorne: Excellent. Make it happen, gentlemen.

8:24:13 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:24:15 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:24:16 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:24:18 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::

8:24:23 PM cmdrshelev: ::paused::

8:24:24 PM majdougmcknight: ::pauses::

8:25:11 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, that went well even with four, but it usually does.

8:25:25 PM cmdrshelev: we had five at one point...

8:25:36 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, but now we don't

8:25:40 PM lcdrtkirr: Kiley and I did a switch-off. =/

8:26:35 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then, that's all for this week.

8:26:37 PM vadmblackthorne: Shelev?

8:29:28 PM vadmblackthorne: Dismissed!

8:30:06 PM majdougmcknight: lmao

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