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7:04:25 PM vadmblackthorne: Hey, T'Kirr
7:04:27 PM lcdrtkirr: All these stupid AIM upgrades and I can't figure out how to join the room
7:04:42 PM lcdrtkirr: Erm.. brb rebooty.
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7:12:17 PM lcdrtkirr: Hm.
7:12:39 PM vadmblackthorne: Prodding McKnight
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7:14:29 PM majdougmcknight: Sorry I'm late.
7:14:32 PM vadmblackthorne: Hey McKnight
7:15:11 PM lcdrtkirr: We gonna do this with 4?
7:15:34 PM vadmblackthorne: Not much choice if we're gonna run at all, it seems
7:21:25 PM majdougmcknight: Which we should do, given that people want to get this plot behind us.
7:22:07 PM vadmblackthorne: Ayep, let's get going.
7:23:50 PM majdougmcknight: Ready when the whistle blows then.
7:24:10 PM vadmblackthorne: Tonight, we begin the sim on the run. Two task forces of Machen Bren are chasing the fleet, though at different distances.
7:24:16 PM cmdrshelev: ::whistles::
7:24:29 PM lcdrtkirr: ::AA::
7:24:31 PM cmdrshelev: flanking?
7:24:51 PM vadmblackthorne: More approaching from different vectors.
7:25:23 PM vadmblackthorne: It's becoming clear that the fleet can not make Federation space before this battle happens.
7:25:26 PM vadmblackthorne: Questions?
7:25:46 PM cmdrshelev: whodineedtakill
7:26:39 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then.
7:26:41 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:26:42 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:26:44 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:26:56 PM lcdrtkirr: ::at Science::
7:27:04 PM vadmblackthorne: ::watching the tactical overlay on the main viewer:: We're not gonna beat them.
7:27:14 PM cmdrshelev: Not in 25 minutes we aren't.
7:27:40 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> A third task force appears at extreme long range sensors.
7:27:46 PM majdougmcknight: ::Frowning as his fingers fly across his console with what, after long hours of practice, has at last become practiced speed:: And we're not going to outrun them, either. Not without cutting the Xindi loose.
7:28:16 PM cmdrshelev: We have a third tango.
7:28:23 PM vadmblackthorne: Bloody hell.
7:29:19 PM majdougmcknight: At this point, I'd say it's pretty obvious they've got a bead on us. We must have missed another one of those damn recon shuttles.
7:29:22 PM vadmblackthorne: ::claps his chin in his hand:: T'Kirr, anything interesting astronomically nearby?
7:29:28 PM cmdrshelev: We have 10 minutes to first engagement, and assuming we slow down to impulse for that mess, another 25 minutes after that and a third on 90 minutes
7:30:12 PM lcdrtkirr: If a small nebula is interesting, then yes, Admiral.
7:30:20 PM vadmblackthorne: Not going to help.
7:30:57 PM lcdrtkirr: Would a dense neutron star be more interesting?
7:31:24 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> Starfleet contact, extreme long range sensors directly in front of us.
7:31:40 PM vadmblackthorne: They're exceedingly unsafe to be at wa- About bloody time!
7:31:47 PM cmdrshelev: Cavalry.
7:31:56 PM vadmblackthorne: Time to intercept!
7:32:06 PM majdougmcknight: ::Frowns:: Yes, sir. But they're not going to get here in time to spare us this fight.
7:32:08 PM cmdrshelev: 65 minutes at closing speed.
7:32:27 PM cmdrshelev: They'll probably get here in time to help with the third party.
7:32:39 PM vadmblackthorne: Neutron stars, neutron stars are exceedingly unsafe to be around at warp speeds.
7:33:49 PM majdougmcknight: Yes, sir. Any ship would have to clear the distortion effects to plot a safe course beyond sublight.
7:33:55 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks at the updated tactical overlay::
7:34:09 PM vadmblackthorne: ::seeing everything converging::
7:34:39 PM vadmblackthorne: Dammit, we're going to choose this battlefield.
7:35:17 PM vadmblackthorne: I want us out of warp on the nearest edge of that neutron star's gravitational field to Federation space.
7:35:52 PM majdougmcknight: Based on what we've seen of Machen bren sensor capability, I'd say it's safe to say they haven't detected the Federation fleet yet, sir. And with that distortion mucking things up, it's a good bet they won't any time soon. If
7:36:07 PM majdougmcknight: we're not debris an hour from now, we may be able to catch those bastards with their pants down.
7:36:37 PM cmdrshelev: Helm, prepare to drop the fleet to impulse at bearing 280 mark 6, time +65 seconds.
7:37:08 PM vadmblackthorne: Shelev, get on the horn to the civilian ships and tell them to prepare to haul ass again after we drop from warp.
7:37:16 PM vadmblackthorne: The warships stay with us.
7:37:50 PM cmdrshelev: Aye, sir.
7:38:03 PM cmdrshelev: ::Gets on the private comm station that coordinates the fleet captains.::
7:38:36 PM vadmblackthorne: Formation should leave the rear open for civilian escape with us between them and the Machen Bren.
7:39:29 PM cmdrshelev: Dropping from warp in 5, 4, 3, 2
7:39:32 PM cmdrshelev: Mark.
7:39:38 PM majdougmcknight: Unless there are any objections, I'm going to start broadcasting that distress call now. It might help our cavalry get a fizx on our position through the interference.
7:39:50 PM majdougmcknight: (Fix)
7:40:05 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> Atlantis falls to impulse, along with all armed Xindi warships. The civilian fleet remains at warp.
7:40:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Belay that.
7:40:15 PM vadmblackthorne: It will give away that there's help incoming.
7:41:05 PM cmdrshelev: ((correction: The entire fleet drops to impulse, including civilians.))
7:41:15 PM majdougmcknight: If you're sure that qualifies as a bad thing, sir.
7:41:48 PM vadmblackthorne: They'll find us, especially when they see us split up.
7:42:07 PM vadmblackthorne: Have the civilians ready to warp out the back door at my mark.
7:42:41 PM cmdrshelev: Ready, sir.
7:43:34 PM vadmblackthorne: Time to the first task force?
7:43:43 PM cmdrshelev: Less than two minutes.
7:44:17 PM vadmblackthorne: What is the composition of that force, Major?
7:44:33 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> The Machen Bren, obviously devoid of very sophisticated equipment, sputter into sublight far enough away that they aren't even in weapons range.
7:45:11 PM vadmblackthorne: Now, Commander.
7:45:38 PM majdougmcknight: They're in visual range now, sir. A full carrier, with full cruiser support. I count 5 ships.
7:45:55 PM cmdrshelev: +Xindi Fleet+ All civilian ships resume heading, maximum warp.
7:46:11 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> The civilians begin warping away.
7:46:20 PM majdougmcknight: I'd say we can give them one more bloody nose before their friends show up, but unless we take these guys hard and fast, we're in some trouble.
7:46:23 PM vadmblackthorne: Now we buy time.
7:46:44 PM cmdrshelev: +Shipwide+ Red alert, battlestations.
7:47:06 PM majdougmcknight: Shields at full, all torpedo banks show ready.
7:47:31 PM vadmblackthorne: Launch Mustangs.
7:47:38 PM lcdrtkirr: Yes, Admiral.
7:47:41 PM majdougmcknight: Suggest we hold off on that a minute, sir.
7:47:43 PM lcdrtkirr: ::moves to the lift::
7:47:48 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses and turns::
7:47:51 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, Major?
7:48:24 PM majdougmcknight: We don't have time to get bogged down in a dogfight. Let me see what we can do about that fighter wave ourselves, then have fighters concentrate on the cruisers.
7:48:45 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks from McKnight to Blackthorne::
7:49:35 PM vadmblackthorne: ::thinks a moment:: Agreed. It will catch them off guard compared to our past tactics, at least. Stand by, Commander T'Kirr.
7:50:02 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods and returns to her station:: Aye, sir.
7:50:14 PM majdougmcknight: Alright. Then I suggest we make a beeline for that carrier, maximum impulse.
7:50:44 PM vadmblackthorne: Fleetwide, full barrage against that carrier.
7:50:59 PM cmdrshelev: ::Orders fleet to open fire.::
7:51:32 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> The two sides converge and the lightshow commences.
7:51:43 PM vadmblackthorne: Full torpedo volley.
7:52:14 PM lcdrtkirr: +Shipwide+ All Mustang pilots, report to the Fighter Bay and stand by.
7:52:16 PM majdougmcknight: ::Directs all power to forward shields. They're charging into one hell of a firestorm. At the same time, brings up the new torpedo firing solution, and opens fire as the carrier launches its first wave::
7:52:37 PM vadmblackthorne: Look sharp on the phasers against those fighters.
7:53:15 PM majdougmcknight: ::The firing solution works. Spreading out at intervals before detonating at maximum yield, the torpedoes create one continuous field of brilliant devestation, that swallows up the majority of the unshielded fighters::
7:53:35 PM lcdrtkirr: ::boosts power to short-range sensors to help with targeting the small craft::
7:54:07 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods in appreciation::
7:54:26 PM lcdrtkirr: ::watches the display, thinking it rather effective, and glad she's not one of those Machen Bren pilots::
7:54:32 PM majdougmcknight: ::As Atlantis whips past the carrier at maximum impulse, he treats it to a punishing phaser barrage::
7:54:49 PM majdougmcknight: Alright, we've shown them our ass. Commencing second torpedo barrage.
7:54:55 PM lcdrtkirr: Heading to the Fighter Bay. Will stand by for your orders, Admiral.
7:55:02 PM vadmblackthorne: Roger that, Commander.
7:55:09 PM lcdrtkirr: ::heads down::
7:55:49 PM vadmblackthorne: Reign those Xindi warships in, we're getting crossfire.
7:56:07 PM majdougmcknight: ::The full power of Atlantis forward launchers thunders against the carrier's shields, draining them considerably. Unfortunately, the Machen Bren fleet appears to be getting wise to the danger Atlantis poses, and begins
7:56:17 PM majdougmcknight: concentrating the majority of their fire on the Sovereign::
7:56:20 PM cmdrshelev: +XF+ All ships, tighten up.
7:56:42 PM majdougmcknight: Multiple direct hits, sir. Port shields down to 65%!
7:56:56 PM lcdrtkirr: ::walks the familiar route and enters the Fighter Bay, where she finds the other pilots waiting, some with a leg in the cockpit, others seated and ready::
7:57:12 PM vadmblackthorne: She'll hold together.
7:57:43 PM majdougmcknight: Yes, sir. Coming about, forward luunchers filled and ready.
7:57:55 PM vadmblackthorne: Bring her about and unleash hell.
7:57:56 PM majdougmcknight: (Er...launchers.)
7:58:00 PM lcdrtkirr: ::braces a hand to the wall when Atlantis shudders as she pulls on her flightsuit::
7:58:03 PM vadmblackthorne: (Mmmm.. lunch.)
7:59:48 PM majdougmcknight: ::Commences second barrage, both quantum and photon torpedoes. Phasers, meanwhile, are set to lower power, and begin accurately taking out the swarming Machen Bren fighters one by one, like a gigantic bug zapper::
8:00:04 PM lcdrtkirr: ::zips up the suit without difficulty and addresses the pilots:: Our objectives will be Machen Bren cruisers this time. Atlantis has taken out most, if not all of their fighters.
8:00:29 PM lcdrtkirr: <<lol bug zapper, nice image>>
8:00:42 PM majdougmcknight: (Heh, danke.)
8:00:53 PM vadmblackthorne: Have two of the Xindi ships make a cross-flank maneuver.
8:01:05 PM vadmblackthorne: Their fire should hit after we pass the carrier.
8:03:03 PM majdougmcknight: ::Leaves the coordination to Shelev as he redirects forward phaser fire to the weakening carrier. Ventral and aft phasers continue to seek out darting fighters::
8:03:28 PM vadmblackthorne: ::watching the tactical overlay::
8:04:01 PM lcdrtkirr: ::walks up to the wing of her fighter and steps up into the cockpit, beginning preflight:: +Mustangs+ Comm check. ::notes the responses::
8:04:13 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> The carrier breaks apart under the barrage.
8:04:23 PM cmdrshelev: ((sorry got distracted))
8:04:52 PM majdougmcknight: (No problem, it happens.)
8:05:14 PM vadmblackthorne: Excellent. Quickly mop up the remaining fighters.
8:05:17 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins maliciously:: Well, those fighters aren't going home.
8:05:58 PM vadmblackthorne: Shelev, I want four Xindi ships on cruiser one. ::points to the cruiser he's numbered on the tactical overlay::
8:06:22 PM cmdrshelev: Aye sir. ::Rearranges the Xindi to fit.::
8:06:31 PM cmdrshelev: Third fleet seems to have picked up the light show; they're accelerating.
8:06:46 PM majdougmcknight: ::The fighters have been busy. Despite the volume of fire directed against them, their maneuverability has assured that multiple disruptor hits, and several missile stikes targetted at the ship's belly have hit home::
8:06:49 PM cmdrshelev: We're looking at reinforcements under a half an hour from now.
8:07:03 PM vadmblackthorne: ETA to second wave?
8:07:40 PM majdougmcknight: Sir, Machen Bren fighters have been reduced to inconsequential status, so long as our shields stay up. Be alert, however, that our ventral shields are down to 50%.
8:07:52 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods:: Acknowledged, Major. Launch Mustangs.
8:08:04 PM cmdrshelev: We have about six minutes of breathing room.
8:08:17 PM vadmblackthorne: I want two of those cruisers down before then.
8:08:32 PM lcdrtkirr: ::receives the order:: +Mustangs+ All fighters, launch!
8:08:49 PM cmdrshelev: ACTION> Cruiser one falls apart at the hands of the Xindi.
8:09:02 PM vadmblackthorne: Direct all capital ship fire to cruiser two.
8:09:07 PM lcdrtkirr: ::leads the stream of fighters out of the bay and into the mayhem::
8:09:34 PM cmdrshelev: ::Targets cruiser two with his remote control fleet and merrily beats the crap out of it.::
8:09:56 PM lcdrtkirr: +Mustangs+ All fighters will concentrate microtorp blasts on the ventral shielding of the third cruiser, where we should have the best chance of avoiding return fire. Hopefully, we can make an opening for Atlantis.
8:10:47 PM lcdrtkirr: ::flies in formation towards cruiser three::
8:10:53 PM vadmblackthorne: ::pleased to see that T'Kirr anticipated his order::
8:11:29 PM vadmblackthorne: By the time two falls, three should be soft.
8:12:12 PM lcdrtkirr: ::arrives at the belly of the Veh Tan, where her squadron proceeds to toss explosions all over its shielding::
8:13:17 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis's dorsal shields suddenly buckle.
8:13:39 PM cmdrshelev: Dorsal shields down. Did we miss a step?
8:13:57 PM majdougmcknight: Running diagnostic now, sir!
8:14:00 PM vadmblackthorne: +Engineering+ Bridge to engineering. ::hisssssssssssssssssssssssssstatticfuzz::
8:14:07 PM vadmblackthorne: Internal comm is down too.
8:14:15 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander, get down there and straighten the situation out.
8:14:19 PM cmdrshelev: On it.
8:14:31 PM cmdrshelev: ::Piles into the lift.:: Main engineering.
8:14:47 PM vadmblackthorne: Major, keep us maneuvered so that our dorsal section faces minimal fire.
8:15:32 PM majdougmcknight: Yes, sir. Slaving helm control to my console now.
8:15:41 PM lcdrtkirr: ACTION> The third cruiser, noticing the effective use of the fighters' collective effort, begins to slowly roll, trying to shake them off.
8:15:52 PM vadmblackthorne: Belay that. I have the helm.
8:15:57 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sits down::
8:16:05 PM cmdrshelev: ::Exits into an engineering section that looks like a tornado hit it.::
8:16:06 PM majdougmcknight: Yes, sir. Thank God, sir.
8:16:11 PM cmdrshelev: Report
8:16:13 PM cmdrshelev: !
8:16:17 PM vadmblackthorne: Save him for later, we have work to do.
8:16:19 PM cmdrshelev: ((ASFDFGGDFgdsfgdgtergeagdfgD))
8:16:34 PM vadmblackthorne: ::pulls Atlantis around and keeps her topside away from the cruisers, skimming over the fight::
8:17:01 PM cmdrshelev: Engineer du jour> Nothing's leaking, but we got knocked around quite a bit. We lost damage control, though.
8:17:03 PM majdougmcknight: I have to give those Machen Bren pilots credit. They're dodging and weaving like nobody's business.
8:17:25 PM majdougmcknight: ::Hits cruiser two on the stern with a full power phaser burst:: I hate that.
8:17:36 PM cmdrshelev: Wonderful. DC teams?
8:17:58 PM vadmblackthorne: They're just trying to save their asses. Too bad that it won't do any good. ::pulls back around hard trying to give McKnight shots::
8:18:14 PM vadmblackthorne: I need more maneuverability.
8:18:20 PM cmdrshelev: Edj> They're heading towards outer bulkheads where we last saw the shields weaken. We don't have any direct idea of where any breaches are.
8:18:38 PM vadmblackthorne: Computer, override intertial dampener safeties, authorization Blackthorne gamma omega delta four.
8:18:43 PM majdougmcknight: Then you'll be happy to know we're losing some extra weight. We're running low on torpe4does.
8:18:47 PM cmdrshelev: There weren't any when I left the bridge. What's it going to take to get dorsal shields up?
8:18:52 PM majdougmcknight: (torpedoes. Gah.)
8:18:57 PM vadmblackthorne: Computer> WARNING. Inertial dampeners offline. ::blares throughout the ship::
8:19:10 PM vadmblackthorne: I was wondering about that in the back of my mind.
8:19:13 PM lcdrtkirr: <<WEEEEE!!>>
8:19:28 PM cmdrshelev: Edj> WE WERE JUST IN THE MIDDLE OF CLEANING THIS MESS UP, CAN'T HE CONTROL HIMSELF FOR ONE GODDAMN MINUTE?
8:19:29 PM vadmblackthorne: ::as he swings around again, throwing things everywhere, but in a tighter turn::
8:20:25 PM cmdrshelev: No. Get me some spare 10j shield amplification coils.
8:20:34 PM majdougmcknight: ::Slams against the wall, trying valiantly to peel himself away. No easy task, given the inertia involved with accelerating at significant portions of light speed::
8:20:43 PM cmdrshelev: Edj> You know how to use those things?
8:21:05 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hangs on to the damn console::
8:21:08 PM cmdrshelev: Find coil with burned out light. Pry out with sheet of metal. Put in new coil. I've done this before.
8:21:10 PM lcdrtkirr: ::notices the fighters spreading out too much on her sensor display grid:: +Mustangs+ Keep up with its starboard side, or you'll have phasers on you!
8:21:34 PM vadmblackthorne: ::spins the dorsal area away from an attack, giving another clear shot::
8:21:42 PM cmdrshelev: Edj> Tosses Shelev a box. Welcome to engineering. Try not to burn your antennas.
8:22:09 PM lcdrtkirr: <<rofl>>
8:22:11 PM majdougmcknight: ::Struggles to his console, and stabs his finger down on the firing key::
8:22:26 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> Cruiser two explodes all over the place.
8:22:47 PM majdougmcknight: Well, I'd call that timing! Wave two incoming!
8:23:04 PM vadmblackthorne: ::ties into the fleetwide ordering system:: All ships, cruiser three. +Mustangs+ Watch your asses, here comes the wrath of god.
8:23:10 PM cmdrshelev: I'll write you up later, Lieutenant. ::Slings the box over his shoulder and starts scaling towards the shield generation bay, which is spewing whatever they call gears nowadays::
8:24:09 PM vadmblackthorne: +Fleetwide+ Pull together for additional party guests.
8:24:20 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pulls her little ships out from under the cruiser::
8:24:26 PM vadmblackthorne: What do we have incoming, Major?
8:24:39 PM vadmblackthorne: ::as he throws everything all over the place giving firing openings on C3::
8:25:00 PM majdougmcknight: Remember those battlecruisers that ate our best shots, and shrugged them off like we were tossing tic tacs at them?
8:25:05 PM cmdrshelev: ::Finds a busted coil, turns knob, pres butan, pops out old coil, inserts new coil, ensures no smoke appears. Lather, rinse, repeat.::
8:25:17 PM vadmblackthorne: Ah yes, of course.
8:25:21 PM majdougmcknight: This time, they brought a destroyer escort!
8:26:04 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Maybe you can hold a flashlight to the top of your head while you work, Shelev.. I hear it gets dark down there>>
8:26:15 PM vadmblackthorne: Their destroyers fall apart faster than the Federation Council trying to decide on an ice cream flavor.
8:26:26 PM majdougmcknight: If ever there was a time to get those shields back, this was it. Targeting the battlecruiser.
8:26:43 PM vadmblackthorne: Negative, bring cruiser three down.
8:26:43 PM cmdrshelev: ((Andorion :v: ))
8:27:13 PM vadmblackthorne: It's weak thanks to the Mustangs and is a target of opportunity.
8:27:22 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grits his teeth, but complies:: Yes, sir. Launching torpedoes.
8:27:46 PM vadmblackthorne: ::has all the Xindi do likewise, as they already have been::
8:27:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::takes the scenic route back towards Atlantis::
8:28:03 PM majdougmcknight: ::Unleashes a full spread of photons, along with phasers. He really wants to conserve their quantum torpedoes right now.::
8:28:08 PM cmdrshelev: ::Finishes going down the line of burnt coils and blown fuses, having replaced them all. Find a big knife switch that's painted red and in the "off" position.::
8:28:26 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Mm how many ships we got left to blow up?>>
8:28:44 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> Cruiser three seems to almost thankfully give in to the punishment and fall apart, giving into sweet sweet oblivion.
8:28:51 PM cmdrshelev: ::Yells down to main engineering,:: WHAT DOES THIS SWITCH DO?
8:28:53 PM vadmblackthorne: Now, the battlecruiser.
8:28:59 PM majdougmcknight: (One battlecruiser, 2...make that one cruiser, 6 destroyers.)
8:29:06 PM cmdrshelev: Edj> IT DOESN'T KILL US IF WE'RE LUCKY.
8:29:08 PM vadmblackthorne: +Mustangs+ Mustangs, Atlantis Actual. Target destroyers, acknowledge.
8:29:18 PM majdougmcknight: Yes, sir, target-
8:29:24 PM cmdrshelev: PULL IT?
8:29:39 PM cmdrshelev: Edj> DO YOU OWE ME MONEY?
8:29:40 PM majdougmcknight: ::Is cut off as the ship rocks. The battlecruiser has gotten into position, and has proceeded to unload onto the belly of the ship::
8:29:40 PM vadmblackthorne: ::Rolls the dorsal side away from the painful guns of the battlecruiser::
8:29:40 PM cmdrshelev: O
8:29:47 PM cmdrshelev: I'll take that as a yes.
8:30:11 PM lcdrtkirr: +Atlantis+ Mustangs engaging Destroyer Two, Atlantis.
8:30:24 PM cmdrshelev: ::Turns the giant red knife switch on. All the coils light up and a soothing C chord of shields powering up fills the bay.::
8:31:01 PM majdougmcknight: Sir, ventral shields now down to 15%! We need to get that ship lines up with our torpedo tubes!
8:31:20 PM cmdrshelev: ((You sir are an asshole :v: ))
8:31:48 PM vadmblackthorne: Hang on to your ass.
8:32:09 PM vadmblackthorne: ::flips the Atlantis along her mid-axis::
8:32:11 PM majdougmcknight: Oh, fucking son of-
8:32:12 PM cmdrshelev: ::Grabs onto the ladder while the Admiral does some horrible driving.::
8:32:43 PM majdougmcknight: ::Hangs onto the console for dear life as the ship readjusts::
8:32:45 PM vadmblackthorne: ::quickly rolls "upright", or as upright as the internal gravplating can figure out as it is horribly confused::
8:32:54 PM lcdrtkirr: +Mustangs+ All Mustangs, engage the destroyer when in range. Let's try to disable its phasers so we aren't picked off.
8:32:58 PM vadmblackthorne: Was that the dorsal shields coming back online?
8:33:30 PM majdougmcknight: That or we're dead. I like to think of myself as an optimist. Commencing torpedo volley.
8:33:42 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Is very glad she's not vomiting with the screwed-up G-forces on Atlantis>>
8:33:53 PM majdougmcknight: Get ready for some more hotshot flying. This is not going to penetrate their shields.
8:34:00 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Admiral, we have dorsal shields. Don't break the ventral ones, please.
8:34:13 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ No promises. Get your ass back up here.
8:34:43 PM lcdrtkirr: ::engages the destroyer, breaking formation and swarming about, dodging very hot phaser fire::
8:34:48 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> A Xindi warship falls apart from a coordinated destroyer attack.
8:34:51 PM cmdrshelev: ::Slides down the ladder.:: Well, it's been fun, Chief, but the big man says I have to return to the North.
8:35:24 PM cmdrshelev: Edj> I'll try to contain my disappointment. MENDOZA, WHAT TUBE DID YOU FALL DOWN THIS TIME?
8:35:48 PM majdougmcknight: ::Barely has time to check the course of the battle. The Destroyer engaged by the Mustangs launches a spread of aft torpedoes to try and shake them off as it makes a beeline for Atlantis. The belly, of course.::
8:35:48 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sees a volley incoming toward them and brakes hard::
8:35:57 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Lol it's a wonder Atlantis is still in one piece with a crew like that in its heart =P>>
8:35:59 PM cmdrshelev: ...right. ::Exits to TL::
8:36:19 PM vadmblackthorne: ::The volley whizzes right by them, floors it again::
8:36:22 PM cmdrshelev: <<Well we keep losing engineers; they have to come from somewhere.>>
8:36:56 PM vadmblackthorne: ::pivots Atlantis along the vertical axis while still moving forward::
8:37:26 PM majdougmcknight: Sir, I'd just like to take this opportunity to say that next time you consider inertial dampeners a corner to be cut, better men than me would call it grounds for mutiny.
8:37:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::is chased by a torpedo, and leaves a bomb in her wake as a counter::
8:37:55 PM vadmblackthorne: Think we could fly like this with them? ::snorts::
8:37:59 PM majdougmcknight: ::Speaking of mutiny, he at that moment has to restrain his rebellious stomach by sheer force of will as he continues hammering away at the battlecruiser with phasers::
8:38:54 PM vadmblackthorne: +Fleetwide+ Xindi 4 and 5, focus on the rear of the battlecrusier.
8:39:02 PM cmdrshelev: ::Practically falls onto the bridge.:: As ordered, Admiral. How did I guess you were driving?
8:39:02 PM lcdrtkirr: ::uses a quick phaser blast to ignite a torpedo chasing another fighter::
8:39:11 PM majdougmcknight: And how do you suppose I'd be shooting if my console would stay still?
8:39:15 PM vadmblackthorne: Thank me later.
8:39:54 PM vadmblackthorne: ::pitches forward and yaws left at the same time, appearing to turn away, but ending up pointing back at the cruiser::
8:40:18 PM lcdrtkirr: +Mustangs+ Its phasers are down, watch those torps!
8:40:36 PM vadmblackthorne: ::notices that the destroyers are horribly confused by this, much like the ship's gravplating::
8:40:58 PM majdougmcknight: ::Commences a second volley. However, while Atlantis stays pointed the right way that long, a Xindi destroyer comes screaming along underneath, striking repeatedly with its disruptors.::
8:41:48 PM majdougmcknight: (Er...Machen Bren destoyer. A Xindi destroyer would be...bad.)
8:41:50 PM vadmblackthorne: Divert to ventral shields.
8:42:01 PM lcdrtkirr: ::comes about and unleashes everything she's got at the destroyer's warp core::
8:42:01 PM majdougmcknight: Too late, sir. They're down.
8:42:13 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> T'Kirr's target splatters all over the place.
8:42:17 PM majdougmcknight: Attempting to re-establish.
8:42:21 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander, get back down there.
8:42:48 PM cmdrshelev: ::Almost says "Will you make up your mind" but instead goes to the TL.:: Main engineering.
8:43:08 PM vadmblackthorne: ::now pivoting the ship to protect the belly::
8:43:15 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:43:17 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:43:21 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::
8:43:43 PM cmdrshelev: Are you running out of directions to throw us?
8:43:48 PM majdougmcknight: Paused as well.
8:43:48 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, that ended up being nice and exciting.
8:44:01 PM vadmblackthorne: Oh, no, more stomach churning next week.
8:44:09 PM lcdrtkirr: Sorry if I wasn't creative enough. =/ My brain feels fried tonight.
8:44:21 PM vadmblackthorne: S'alright.
8:44:26 PM majdougmcknight: Eh, I felt a little off as well. It's cool.
8:44:27 PM vadmblackthorne: I'm just glad that we simmed and did it well.
8:45:08 PM vadmblackthorne: With only four!
8:45:22 PM lcdrtkirr: Yeah. =)
8:45:43 PM majdougmcknight: And soon, we'll be able to bring in those alts.
8:45:53 PM vadmblackthorne: Yep.
8:45:57 PM majdougmcknight: Hopefully, mine isn't already dead.
8:45:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright, that's all for this week.
8:46:00 PM lcdrtkirr: lol
8:46:31 PM lcdrtkirr: See you next week. =)
8:46:37 PM vadmblackthorne: G'night!
8:46:39 PM majdougmcknight: Indeed. Later.
8:46:42 PM cmdrshelev: ta ta
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