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7:05:57 PM majdougmcknight: Evening, folks.

7:06:01 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya Doug

7:06:44 PM lcdrtkirr: Sent it to new address

7:08:01 PM vadmblackthorne: Oh yeah, that's fine. More than what I have anyway.

7:08:47 PM lcdrtkirr: I'm gonna have him hit on Kiley

7:08:53 PM vadmblackthorne: Haha, awesome

7:10:04 PM vadmblackthorne: Well then, this looks like what we'll have for tonight, so let's run with it.

7:10:19 PM cmdrshelev: do I still have to operate the whistle

7:10:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Anyone besides T'Kirr have their alt figured out?

7:10:47 PM cmdrshelev: I will after I finish watching this cheech and chong movie

7:11:12 PM majdougmcknight: Sorry...been sort of an off week.  I have some ideas, but nothing too concrete put together yet.

7:11:23 PM vadmblackthorne: Yeah, same, a few floating ideas.

7:11:42 PM cmdrshelev: Reckon we'll get the alts rolling right after the current plot ends

7:11:47 PM lcdrtkirr: I didn't put too much thought into mine heh

7:11:49 PM vadmblackthorne: The idea of a Klingon science officer makes me laugh, but I won't do it.

7:11:57 PM lcdrtkirr: lol

7:12:21 PM majdougmcknight: I did consider an alien...don't play those too often.  But at this point, probably won't be going that route.

7:12:22 PM vadmblackthorne: "Add six molar hydrochloric acid IMMEDIATELY."

7:13:11 PM vadmblackthorne: "Commander, our efforts to isolate the spatial anomaly have succeeded perfectly. The opposition has been utterly crushed before our scientific might. QA'PLA!"

7:13:21 PM lcdrtkirr: rofl

7:14:34 PM majdougmcknight: CPA never had a Klingon sim, did it?

7:14:44 PM vadmblackthorne: No, don't think we ever did.

7:14:49 PM majdougmcknight: Too bad.  That would have ruled beyond the telling of it.

7:14:52 PM vadmblackthorne: Had a romulan one though.

7:14:55 PM majdougmcknight: Vikings, IN SPACE!

7:14:59 PM vadmblackthorne: But the Romulans are too :emo:

7:15:49 PM majdougmcknight: Romulans done right are cool.  I like the sneaky types.

7:16:04 PM vadmblackthorne: Yeah, but the CPA Romulan sim attracted the wrong people, kinda.

7:16:38 PM majdougmcknight: Eric AKA Idrys AKA Arab Santa Clause was in that, wasn't he?

7:16:48 PM vadmblackthorne: Yep.

7:16:59 PM vadmblackthorne: The biggest drama queen in recent memory.

7:17:31 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright then, let's go ahead and do this. Yes, Commander, do the bloody whistle.

7:18:11 PM cmdrshelev: ::bloodywhistle::

7:18:29 PM majdougmcknight: ::AA::

7:18:38 PM lcdrtkirr: ::AA

7:18:41 PM lcdrtkirr: ::

7:18:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, the mission brief is the log I just sent out. Everyone should be doing exactly what you'd be doing at the end of that log.

7:19:40 PM vadmblackthorne: Questions? Comments? Snide remarks?

7:20:06 PM lcdrtkirr: How about a momen to read your log, since you sent it 7min before sim =P

7:20:13 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, go for it.

7:20:26 PM vadmblackthorne: I knew we'd at least have a snide remark.

7:20:29 PM vadmblackthorne: :)

7:22:04 PM lcdrtkirr: Hehe

7:22:13 PM lcdrtkirr: Gave me goosebumps

7:22:23 PM lcdrtkirr: Or maybe that was the window being open *shrug*

7:22:37 PM vadmblackthorne: ::chuckles:: Alright then.

7:22:38 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:22:39 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:22:40 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:23:34 PM cmdrshelev: ::Monitoring radio chatter and waiting for inevitable chaos.::

7:23:41 PM vadmblackthorne: ::standing in front of his chair, hands clasped behind his back, watching the tactical overlay for signs of change::

7:23:58 PM lcdrtkirr: Sharks> This is Sehlat, Shark leader.  Maintain positions and patrol pattern Delta specified on your Objective screen. All active Mustangs will be on patrol, and we must be prepared, though unlikely, for a Machen Bren attack.

7:24:09 PM lcdrtkirr: <<*cough* Ups.>>

7:24:29 PM vadmblackthorne: ::eyes the blips of the Mustangs::

7:24:33 PM lcdrtkirr: Sharks> Instead of gunning your engines and consuming excess fuel, show our power through formation and presence.

7:26:08 PM lcdrtkirr: EnsLogan> ::stands at Science::

7:26:47 PM cmdrshelev: ((Anyone know if we managed to get the kill switches placed on the xindi ships?))

7:26:50 PM vadmblackthorne: ::turns away from the screen:: Anything on the horn, Shelev?

7:26:59 PM vadmblackthorne: (((yes, we did everything we planned to do))

7:28:04 PM cmdrshelev: No; I imagine that there's an orderly democratic vote on whether they should revolt..

7:28:16 PM lcdrtkirr: ::settles into a flanking position at the designated distance from the port side of a Xindi vessel::

7:28:19 PM vadmblackthorne: Oh, aye. Good riots take time.

7:28:57 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> No ships immediately break formation, but following the broadcast, it doesn't take long for a few isolated protests to spread like a warp coolant leak.  Starting with the Enarchis, one of the larger passenger liners,

7:29:24 PM cmdrshelev: The Enarchis is making noise, Admiral.

7:29:26 PM majdougmcknight: multiple ships are soon reported as in uproar.

7:30:08 PM vadmblackthorne: Major, it's your turn.

7:30:43 PM vadmblackthorne: We won't be afraid to shut a ship down and tow it if it gets out of hand.

7:30:57 PM lcdrtkirr: ::turns to a side display, checking over the Sharks formation::

7:31:03 PM vadmblackthorne: +Sharks+ Sixgun to Sehlat.

7:31:24 PM lcdrtkirr: +Blackthorne+ Yes, sir.

7:31:51 PM cmdrshelev: ::Highlights two more 'angry' ships on the tactical display in red.::

7:31:58 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> Within minutes, several of the more crowded ships follow suit.  Though no violence has been reported yet, several nervous ship commanders have officially transmitted requests for armed intervention.

7:32:13 PM vadmblackthorne: +T'Kirr+ The Enarchis, a passenger liner, could use a little attention.

7:32:37 PM lcdrtkirr: ::turns and squints at her sensors:: +Blackthorne+ Understood.

7:33:12 PM majdougmcknight: ::Frowns::  Short of blowing it up, I'd say this is beyond a fighter squadron's ability to fix up.  Permission to take two squads and see what I can't do on the Enarchis.

7:33:35 PM vadmblackthorne: A bit of flying around outside the ship's windows for all to see may not hurt matters.

7:34:12 PM vadmblackthorne: Granted. I need squads deployed to these other ships as well.

7:34:39 PM lcdrtkirr: +Sharks+ Sharks Three through Seven, surround the Enarchis.  Keep formation.

7:35:08 PM majdougmcknight: ::Nods::  These reports so far are sketchy.  Suggest we start with a squad per ship to safeguard the bridge crews, get a better idea what kind of force we'll need to call in.

7:35:50 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods in agreement:: Alright.

7:36:23 PM vadmblackthorne: Shelev, get in touch with Tagan's cabinet, ensure their safety, and get their asses onto Atlantis if they'll come.

7:36:50 PM cmdrshelev: On it.

7:37:01 PM lcdrtkirr: ::watches the Mustangs settle around the Enarchis:: +Sharks+ Shark Four, take the dorsal bow.  Keep it steady, and make yourself seen.

7:37:06 PM vadmblackthorne: ::suddenly quite glad we gave them commbadges::

7:37:16 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hopes they haven't been melted down and sold::

7:37:20 PM cmdrshelev: ::Starts paging the cabinet.::

7:37:23 PM majdougmcknight: ::Darts into the bridge turbolift::  Deck 7.

7:37:51 PM lcdrtkirr: <<I hope that says 'darts'>>

7:38:09 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Better than farts))

7:38:17 PM majdougmcknight: (Sigh...yes, it says darts.)

7:38:18 PM lcdrtkirr: <<That's what I'm sayin'>>

7:38:39 PM majdougmcknight: (What, does it show up as a smiley face or something?)

7:38:53 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Yeah.. maybe I should turn them off.>>

7:38:59 PM vadmblackthorne: ::watches the Mustangs surround the Enarchis and wishes he was out there for a brief moment::

7:39:03 PM majdougmcknight: (Heh, perhaps.)

7:39:25 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Let's just say it looked like you were mighty happy to be leaving the bridge.>>

7:40:06 PM cmdrshelev: Admiral, permission to leave the bridge to meet the cabinet in Transporter two.

7:40:13 PM lcdrtkirr: +Sharks+ Sharks Four, Eight, pull in tighter.

7:40:18 PM majdougmcknight: ::A mere few minutes later, McKnight had grabbed two squads, already having been mobilized in preparartion for this bombshell, and hightailed it to transporter room one::

7:40:54 PM vadmblackthorne: ::listening to the commchatter from the Sharks in an earpiece connected to his chair arm::

7:41:43 PM vadmblackthorne: I didn't think they'd actually come over.

7:41:45 PM vadmblackthorne: Go ahead.

7:41:52 PM cmdrshelev: We have two out of three.

7:42:02 PM vadmblackthorne: Close enough for government work.

7:42:06 PM lcdrtkirr: Sharks Four & Eight> ::drift steadily towards the port and starboard of the Enarchis, holding positions at viewable angles::

7:42:37 PM cmdrshelev: That was a terrible pun. On my way.

7:42:50 PM vadmblackthorne: Perk of command.

7:43:36 PM cmdrshelev: ::Into TL:: Transporter two.

7:44:22 PM vadmblackthorne: +TKirr+ Sehlat, this is Sixgun. We have four ships total with reports of rioting. Divide your squadron and show presence around each of them.

7:44:28 PM majdougmcknight: @::Moments later, his team beams directly into the Enarchis' control center, to the visible relief of its crew on hand::  Alright, Sanchez, take three men and guard that entryway.  Rifles to stun.  If anyone approaches in what you

7:45:11 PM lcdrtkirr: +Blackthorne+ On it, sir.

7:45:11 PM cmdrshelev: ::Enters transporter room.:: Energize.

7:45:28 PM majdougmcknight: deem a disorderly fashion, just go ahead and shoot.  They're pissed off anyway; a little nap isn't going to hurt.  Now, whoever's in charge here, help me out here.  What's the situation?

7:45:46 PM lcdrtkirr: <<lol McKnight>>

7:47:30 PM cmdrshelev: ((sorry for the delay))

7:47:50 PM lcdrtkirr: +Sharks+ This is Sehlat, Sharks Six and Seven, flank the bow of the Huspit.  Shark Two, follow me.  Make yourself seen.

7:48:54 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hates spreading the fighters so thin, but whatreyagonnado::

7:49:30 PM lcdrtkirr: +Sharks+ Sharks Three and Nine, take the nose of the Yretan.

7:49:45 PM lcdrtkirr: <<I forgot all the ship names, so shoot me.>>

7:49:50 PM cmdrshelev: ::Lar'ni. minister of agriculture and xindi insectoid beam onto the pad.::

7:50:04 PM majdougmcknight: Random captain guy> ::Gestures to a bank of security monitors, half of them registering nothing but static:: Your boss needs to hire a speech-writer.

7:50:05 PM cmdrshelev: ((That's ok me and mcknight just make em up anyway))

7:50:22 PM majdougmcknight: (Then, we usually forget what we made up.)

7:50:25 PM lcdrtkirr: Shark Six> +Sharks+ Um, this is Shark Six... I think I just saw someone shoved out an airlock over here...!

7:50:29 PM cmdrshelev: ((That too.))

7:51:12 PM cmdrshelev: Madam Lar'ni, welcome back aboard Atlantis. I realize that leaving your people is difficult, but this is the safest place in the fleet at the moment.

7:51:29 PM lcdrtkirr: +Blackthorne+ Sehlat to Sixgun, you get that info on the Huspit?

7:52:04 PM cmdrshelev: Lar'ni> Yes, but Nar-da refuses to leave his post. Reptilians are notoriously stonewall.

7:52:13 PM vadmblackthorne: +TK+ Roger that.

7:52:18 PM lcdrtkirr: +Sharks+ Shark Seven, move to port of the Huspit and support Shark Six.

7:52:29 PM vadmblackthorne: Logan, quickly scan for life outside of the Huspit and beam it aboard if there is any.

7:52:33 PM cmdrshelev: I don't believe I know the name of your.. associate here.

7:52:56 PM majdougmcknight: RCG> Within minutes after that broadcast ended, we had to pull our security personnel off the main decks.  We've locked off approaches to the bridge, but some of our passengers seem...determined to vent their frustrations.  They

7:52:59 PM lcdrtkirr: EnsLogan> Yes, sir.  ::quickly searches and beams what's there aboard::

7:53:28 PM cmdrshelev: ::Insectoid clicks extensively and tries to kick off a playing card stuck like toilet paper to one of his legs.::

7:53:38 PM cmdrshelev: ...OK, so we have met.

7:54:14 PM lcdrtkirr: SuffocatedReptilian> ::thrashes around in Sickbay, but is quickly subdued and treated::

7:54:26 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Haha))

7:54:28 PM majdougmcknight: want an explanation...for starters, and we seem to have been designated.  Under the circumstances, I'd say the job has now passed to you.

7:54:52 PM cmdrshelev: Well, if you don't mind following me, I have temporary quarters with a tactical display on this deck. This way.

7:55:35 PM majdougmcknight: ::Nods::  Gee, thanks.  Under the circumstances, anyone who would care to evacuate to Atlantis should be safe there until this thing blows over.

7:56:04 PM lcdrtkirr: ::holds position at the starboard bow of the Yretan::

7:56:28 PM majdougmcknight: @::Much of the bridge crew appears receptive, and as such, McKnight activates his comm::

7:56:43 PM majdougmcknight: +Bridge+ McKnight to Atlantis, do you read?

7:56:57 PM vadmblackthorne: +McK+ Blackthorne here, go ahead Major.

7:57:20 PM lcdrtkirr: Shark Six> +Sharks+ This is Shark Six.  The 'faulty hatch' appears to have been sealed on the Huspit.

7:57:31 PM cmdrshelev: ::Enters the multipurpose room that has been set up as a temporary war room. The display shows which ships are 'of interest, and which ships currently have starfleet presence.::

7:58:07 PM lcdrtkirr: +Sharks+ Well done.  Seven, resume starboard flank.

7:58:09 PM cmdrshelev: As you can see, Nar-da's ship is currently unaffected. I guess we can attribute it to them having something resembling a flag officer.

7:58:48 PM majdougmcknight: @+Blackthorne+ Sir, I've made contact with the ship's bridge crew.  They're safe, but understandably scared.  I've offered them accomodation on Atlantis until the ship is pacified, unless there's any objection.

7:59:10 PM vadmblackthorne: +McK+ Not at all, send them over.

7:59:36 PM cmdrshelev: As for the rest, we have about ten that are rather upset, and we're working to get those closed off as fast as possible.

8:00:24 PM majdougmcknight: +Blackthorne+ Very good, sir.  In return, I'll need a small engineering crew to fly this thing in the meantime, and also an additional squad.  I'm about to proceed on to the main decks, and from what these monitors are showing...

8:00:46 PM majdougmcknight: it's pretty hairy down there.  Surprises and well stocked bars do not mix.

8:01:17 PM vadmblackthorne: +McK+ Acknowledged, Major. At least none of them have been shoved out airlocks.

8:02:34 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> A Xindi warship breaks formation and starts heading away from the fleet into BFE

8:02:44 PM majdougmcknight: @+Blackthorne+ Oh, well in that case, I guess the glass IS half full, sir.  McKnight out.

8:02:58 PM lcdrtkirr: <<BFE?>>

8:03:02 PM vadmblackthorne: ::stands quickly, seeing it on the tactical overlay::

8:03:08 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Bumfuck, Egypt))

8:03:23 PM vadmblackthorne: ((AKA Nodamnwhere))

8:03:30 PM lcdrtkirr: <<lol>>

8:03:51 PM lcdrtkirr: +Sharks+ Shark Two, you're with me.  Follow that warship!  ::speeds off::

8:04:05 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Admiral, Shelev. Does anyone know where that ship is going?

8:04:09 PM vadmblackthorne: Computer, initiate command control transfer of the Kirash to Blackthorne, Ian, authorization echo pi delta niner.

8:04:35 PM vadmblackthorne: Computer> Command control transferred.

8:04:53 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hopes it works:: Operations, put them back in formation and shut down their weapons.

8:05:15 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Stand by.

8:05:40 PM vadmblackthorne: Ens Otto Pilot> ::gives the order to the Kirash's computers::

8:05:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::finally gains space on the warship and moves out in front::

8:06:10 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> The warship turns around and gets back in formation.

8:06:46 PM lcdrtkirr: ::follows the warship back into the fleet:: +Blackthorne+ Sixgun, I'm quite sure that wasn't me.

8:07:14 PM majdougmcknight: ::Waits until the bridge crew has been beamed off, the nods to one of the engineers who's familiarized himself with these systems.::  Alright, re-open the approaches back into the main decks.  Marines, with me.  Weapons at the ready

8:07:15 PM vadmblackthorne: +TK+ You may remember the override circuits we surreptitiously installed as part of engineering assistance.

8:07:35 PM lcdrtkirr: +Blackthorne+ I see that they are operating.

8:07:45 PM vadmblackthorne: +TK+ Thankfully.

8:08:07 PM majdougmcknight: Anyone who approaches gets one warning to stand down and back off; after that, you are authorized to open fire.  Either way, we don't stop until we hit the promenade.

8:08:25 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> Xindi can be seen looking out windows at the Sharks.

8:09:16 PM lcdrtkirr: Shark Three> +Sharks+ Looks like some kind of struggle over here... shall I break formation to get closer?

8:09:46 PM lcdrtkirr: +Sharks+ Do it.  Nine, assist him.

8:10:36 PM lcdrtkirr: Shark Three> ::smiles:: +Sharks+ We got their attention all right.

8:10:57 PM vadmblackthorne: ::self-satisfied smile::

8:11:04 PM lcdrtkirr: Shark Nine> ::does a roll::

8:12:02 PM majdougmcknight: @::And so, the squads move out.  A few passengers, sufficiently caught up in that pesky mob mentality, foolosihly ignore their one warning, and are stunned senseless in short order.  Most, however, think better of approaching 30

8:12:17 PM lcdrtkirr: Shark Two> ::resumes formation opposite Sehlat::

8:13:38 PM majdougmcknight: black clad armored marines.  That is, until those marines express an interest in interacting.  Once they have reached the promenade, McKnight gestures around his group, just over head level.  Trained to understand the signal, the

8:14:38 PM vadmblackthorne: ::reports come in from one of the "red" ships that the mob has been pacified::

8:14:52 PM majdougmcknight: marines all raise their compression rifles, and fire just high enough to miss hitting most of the crowd.  Ten seconds later, it is judged that the marines have everyone's attention now, and the shooters are ordered to stand down::

8:15:27 PM majdougmcknight: ::Takes a deep breath before unceremoniously disturbing the brief silence that follows::  Hi, folks!  Someone wanna tell me just what the fuck you think you're doing?

8:15:58 PM vadmblackthorne: ::changes it to green on the tac overlay::

8:15:59 PM lcdrtkirr: <<I think he likes his job.>>

8:16:17 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Best kind of marine.))

8:16:18 PM majdougmcknight: (Tha gun is like a security blanket.)

8:16:29 PM majdougmcknight: (Er...the)

8:16:51 PM lcdrtkirr: +Sharks+ Sharks, report your status.

8:17:59 PM majdougmcknight: ::After a few moments, an Arboreal finally discovers where he left his spine, and approaches McKnight, finger pointed::

8:18:14 PM lcdrtkirr: Shark Three> Shark Three, calm on the Yretan.

8:19:24 PM lcdrtkirr: Shark Four> Shark Four, can't see anythin' about the Enarchis.

8:19:25 PM vadmblackthorne: Looking good, looking good.

8:19:54 PM majdougmcknight: Arboreal> It is we who are owed an explanation, human!  That our government requested your Federation's aid does not mean we agreed to submit ourselves to your authority!  Now, our leader had perished under mysterious

8:20:35 PM lcdrtkirr: Shark Six> Shark Six, all clear now on the Huspit, far as I can tell.

8:20:39 PM majdougmcknight: circumstances, none of which you care to elaborate on I might add, and now we are simply to trust that you are assuming dominion over us all as an expression of your ceaseless good will?

8:20:49 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Blackthorne to Shelev.

8:21:23 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Shelev here.

8:21:34 PM lcdrtkirr: +Sharks+ Shark Two, how's starboard?

8:21:46 PM lcdrtkirr: Shark Two> All clear, Sehlat.

8:21:48 PM vadmblackthorne: You may wish to show our guests the tactical display.

8:22:04 PM vadmblackthorne: ::all but the Enarchis are showing green::

8:22:23 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ They've been watching.

8:22:37 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grimacing, McKnight puts up his hand as encouraging shouts erupt from the mob::  Your surviving civilian government has been fully briefed, and I promise you, details are forthcoming.  In the meantime, I must be missing something,

8:22:46 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Any casualties thus far?

8:22:55 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Not a single one.

8:23:16 PM vadmblackthorne: ::Thinks that even the lizard what got shoved out the airlock survived::

8:23:18 PM majdougmcknight: because I'm not sure how tearing this tub apart while you still need to live on it is going to solve anything.

8:23:33 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Tough lungs.>>

8:23:55 PM cmdrshelev: Lar'ni> Admiral, is there an estimated time as to when we can return to our vessels?

8:23:57 PM vadmblackthorne: ((You get about 30 seconds in space according to Douglas Adams :v: )

8:24:29 PM majdougmcknight: Look...I know it sucks, but you're just going to have to trust us.

8:25:03 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev, Lar'ni+ What ship are you quartered on?

8:25:56 PM majdougmcknight: Arboreal> Or what, you'll blow us back to the Guardians with those fighters you have surrounding this ship!  Honestly, that threat has been looming over us before you ever arrived.  At least the Machen Bren are honest about their

8:25:58 PM majdougmcknight: intentions!

8:26:18 PM cmdrshelev: Lar'ni> The Metherin, Admiral.

8:26:43 PM cmdrshelev: Lar'ni> The prophet will be welcomed on any ship in the fleet, however.

8:26:45 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev's room+ All reports from the Metherin are that the situation there is calm. I see no problem with your return there.

8:26:50 PM majdougmcknight: Arboreal> The truth is, I question your ability, as well as your right to seize power so flagrantly!  I have seen much Federation arrogance, but little Federation power.

8:26:58 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev's room+ The prophet?

8:27:30 PM cmdrshelev: Lar'ni> Our religious leader. He is with your first officer and I in this room.

8:27:41 PM cmdrshelev: Prophet> :clickety click:

8:28:11 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev's room+ I see, all the better for peace in this fleet. As soon as the Enarchis is under control, we will be making all possible speed for the Federation border.

8:29:07 PM lcdrtkirr: Sharks> ::float around::

8:29:20 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ I will escort Lar'ni and.. the prophet.. back to the Metherin.

8:29:47 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Acknowledged. Blackthorne out, and my best wishes to our guests.

8:29:54 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins widely...a sort of disturbing, predatory grin, but a grin nonetheless::  Oh, so we haven't made the right impression?  Why didn't you just say so?

8:29:58 PM cmdrshelev: ((When in doubt regarding alien plot development, invoke religious leaders. :v: ))

8:30:02 PM lcdrtkirr: +Blackthorne+ Sehlat to Sixgun.  All clear space side.

8:30:18 PM vadmblackthorne: +Sehlat+ Stand by, recall order imminent.

8:30:31 PM majdougmcknight: ::With practiced speed, McKnight grabs his sidearm out of its holster, and blasts the loudmouthed arboreal square in the chest...set to stun, of course.::

8:30:45 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Nice.))

8:30:56 PM cmdrshelev: ::Escorts the female xindi and the Holy Bug to transporter room 2::

8:31:02 PM vadmblackthorne: ((HOLY BUG))

8:31:06 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Holy Bug... HAHA>>

8:31:24 PM majdougmcknight: You idiots wanna see power?  Then by all means, just one of you so much as look at me funny.

8:31:54 PM lcdrtkirr: Arboreal> ::twitches on the deck plating::

8:32:00 PM majdougmcknight: ::No one takes him up on that, still somewhat in shock from seeing their spokesman shot down without a word::  Okay, see I call this progress!

8:33:00 PM majdougmcknight: Now, I don't have time to repeat myself, so I suggest you listen carefully.  You're all owed an explanation, and you'll get one.  That, I promise.  In the meantime, however, this is martial law.  And make no mistake, there's nothing

8:33:37 PM lcdrtkirr: <<We need to make a chat program that supports McKnight's speeches /nod>>

8:34:02 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Good idea.))

8:34:17 PM majdougmcknight: either kind or gentle in that concept.  Glad as we will be to drop it like a live grenade once we've reached Federation space, we just took the reins, and until this fleet is safe, we're not giving them back.  Does anyone need THAT

8:34:19 PM majdougmcknight: explained?

8:35:12 PM vadmblackthorne: ::absently wonders what Zuriyev's gonna think of all this when they get back into comm range::

8:35:26 PM majdougmcknight: ::No one does.::  Good.  Now everyone, on the deck, arms spread.  You're all being detained for questioning.

8:35:44 PM vadmblackthorne: ::thinks he'll either lose or gain a pip, but isn't sure which one::

8:36:19 PM majdougmcknight: ::While no one seems the least bit pleased, no one seems eager to rush all the firepower pointed at them, and slowly, one by one, the Xindi comply.::

8:36:39 PM majdougmcknight: +Blackthorne+ McKnight to Atlantis.  The Enarchis is secure.

8:37:01 PM vadmblackthorne: +McKnight+ Acknowledged, Major. I'll have her crew beamed back over, we need to get moving.

8:37:31 PM vadmblackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Sehlat, this is Atlantis Actual, return to base.

8:37:45 PM lcdrtkirr: +Blackthorne+ Coming home, sir.

8:38:10 PM lcdrtkirr: +Sharks+ This is Sehlat.  All Sharks, return to base.

8:38:15 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Commander Shelev to the bridge, please.

8:38:55 PM lcdrtkirr: Sharks> ::stream in from the far corners of the fleet and file into the Assault Bay::

8:39:36 PM cmdrshelev: ::Enters bridge from turbolift.:: Reporting as ordered.

8:40:05 PM vadmblackthorne: Transmit to all ships, prepare to continue on course at warp five.

8:40:26 PM cmdrshelev: Aye, sir. ::Goes to the tactical console at the rear of the bridge, sends orders.::

8:40:34 PM vadmblackthorne: ::wry grin:: And our pet warship will come along as ordered.

8:40:45 PM lcdrtkirr: ::jumps out of her Mustang, pulling her helmet off, and yells to a couple of taskless engineers standing nearby:: Get these fighters fuelled up as soon as possible.  We have to be ready for anything.

8:41:20 PM vadmblackthorne: I'd say those bloody slow engines have cooled sufficiently by now.

8:41:36 PM vadmblackthorne: ::gives the Enarchis's crew a few minutes to get back to their bridge::

8:41:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Have all ships reported back ready?

8:42:26 PM lcdrtkirr: ::magically enters the Bridge, still in her flightsuit::

8:42:28 PM cmdrshelev: Aye, sir. Including the ones we have a back door into.

8:42:58 PM vadmblackthorne: Warp five fleetwide in fifteen seconds then.

8:43:22 PM vadmblackthorne: Destination is the hell out of Dodge.

8:43:26 PM lcdrtkirr: ::takes her station, relieving a smiling Logan::

8:43:46 PM cmdrshelev: Helm, engage, bearing 310 mark 87. Keep the fleet in sight.

8:43:57 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods to T'Kirr:: Well flown, Commander.

8:44:02 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods back::

8:44:12 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> The fleet jumps to warp, mostly voluntarily.

8:44:14 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:44:16 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:44:17 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:44:19 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::

8:44:27 PM majdougmcknight: ::Pauses as well::

8:44:34 PM cmdrshelev: ::paus::

8:44:40 PM vadmblackthorne: Now that's more like it.

8:45:38 PM vadmblackthorne: A week will pass sim-time between now and next week.

8:46:22 PM vadmblackthorne: Also, let's see if we can get those alts ready for next week.

8:46:35 PM majdougmcknight: Sure thing.

8:46:57 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then, that's all for this week. Glad to see us moving again!

8:47:08 PM lcdrtkirr: Kiley missed a great sim. =)

8:47:18 PM vadmblackthorne: Indeed she did, but she was feeling bad. :(

8:47:36 PM lcdrtkirr: Ah... will send her the log, unless you are

8:47:49 PM vadmblackthorne: You go ahead. :)

8:48:38 PM vadmblackthorne: Dismissed!

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