7:01:02 PM majdougmcknight: Evening.

7:01:16 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya.

7:01:22 PM majdougmcknight: Good thing I was awake enough to remember the sim this time.  Don't have my cell phone on hand.

7:01:26 PM vadmblackthorne: Heh, truly.

7:02:23 PM lcdrtkirr: Crap, somehow I just put you on ignore >_<

7:02:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya, T'Kirr, Shelev

7:02:29 PM vadmblackthorne: :(

7:02:35 PM lcdrtkirr: Okies fixed hehe

7:03:01 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright, let's get going.

7:03:53 PM cmdrshelev: rite


7:04:10 PM cmdrshelev: ((I am sick as a dog tonight))

7:04:26 PM lcdrtkirr: ::AA::

7:05:05 PM majdougmcknight: ::AA::

7:05:55 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright, tonight the crew has been recalled pending departure. Commander Shelev has been put in charge of getting everyone's asses back on board while Blackthorne is accosted by Admiral Zuriyev aboard the Starbase.

7:06:29 PM vadmblackthorne: Questions?

7:06:34 PM lcdrtkirr: How long as leave?

7:06:46 PM vadmblackthorne: Sim-time, let's say two weeks.

7:07:05 PM lcdrtkirr: Okies.

7:07:23 PM vadmblackthorne: Any others?

7:07:45 PM cmdrshelev: Do we have an engineer yet

7:08:05 PM vadmblackthorne: Speaking of that, this is a good time to fully introduce any alts you wish to add to the crew.

7:08:10 PM majdougmcknight: Ah crap, guess that's me.

7:08:13 PM lcdrtkirr: Yeah... well, about that...

7:08:20 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes?

7:08:25 PM lcdrtkirr: I don't suppose you've put them on the site yet?

7:08:29 PM vadmblackthorne: I haven't.

7:08:46 PM lcdrtkirr: 'Cause.. I don't think I saved the info on my comp lol

7:08:53 PM vadmblackthorne: I have the email you sent me.

7:09:01 PM lcdrtkirr: Can you send it back :-X

7:09:09 PM vadmblackthorne: No it's mine :o

7:09:23 PM lcdrtkirr: :'(

7:09:34 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright, alright, stop da watawoiks.

7:10:14 PM vadmblackthorne: Sent.

7:10:17 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then.

7:10:19 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:10:21 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:10:22 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:10:31 PM vadmblackthorne: ::rings the chime on Zuriyev's office::

7:11:20 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev's secretary> ::swooshes the door open:: Yizzzzz, Admiral Blackthorne?

7:11:55 PM lcdrtkirr: <<What the hell>>

7:11:57 PM vadmblackthorne: The Admiral is expecting me, I believe. ::smiles at the pretty yeoman::

7:12:05 PM vadmblackthorne: ((you fell off the internet :( ))

7:13:04 PM lcdrtkirr: ::is busy checking the stacks of containers littering the main Science lab, allocating the new supplies to where they belong::

7:13:14 PM vadmblackthorne: Pretty Yeoman with a nasal Lily Tomlin's switchboard operator accent> Oh, yiiiyah, the yAdmiral will see ya now hon.

7:13:26 PM lcdrtkirr: <<A shame Kiley isn't here to meet my alt>>

7:13:43 PM vadmblackthorne: (Call her and wake her up! :D)

7:13:53 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Okies! >:o>>

7:14:24 PM vadmblackthorne: ::Walks on past Yeoman Tomlin and enters Zuriyev's office::

7:14:35 PM vadmblackthorne: As ordered, sir

7:15:19 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> Ian, we have a situation.

7:15:32 PM cmdrshelev: ((OH GOD A PLOT__

7:15:41 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Welcome, Kiley!>>

7:15:43 PM vadmblackthorne: Naturally.

7:15:46 PM vadmblackthorne: ::smirks:

7:16:47 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> Remember the burgeoning unrest among the colonies of the Kepler expanse?

7:17:15 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods:: It always seemed too disorganized to amount to anything.

7:17:52 PM lcdrtkirr: ::is interrupted in her inventory of equipment by several staff signing in with her as they come aboard after having skipped the last mission::

7:18:12 PM kileyairell: (brb)

7:18:28 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> They've elected a new leader, a secessionist, and formed a united council to run their colonies. Nothing formal has come yet from them.

7:18:37 PM majdougmcknight: Quinn> ::Stands at a console in front of the dilithium chamber, running one last diagnostic on the matter-antimatter chamber's magnetic containment locks before he fires everything up::

7:19:41 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> We have vested interests in keeping them in the Federation.

7:19:58 PM vadmblackthorne: I knew there was a catch. Normally we're not in the business of keeping people in this Federation against their wills, Alexi.

7:20:23 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> Yes. Normally that's the case, but there are a couple of circumstances to take into consideration.

7:21:21 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> First, their proximity to the Cardassian border. Without Federation protection, they'd quickly be annexed.

7:21:29 PM vadmblackthorne: ::waits for it::

7:22:26 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> Second, that region is home to several dilithium rich worlds, along with substantial duranium production capacity.

7:22:44 PM kileyairell: ::walks in to sickbay::

7:22:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> We do not want to lose that dilithium and duranium, especially to the Cardassians.

7:23:12 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::turns around, seeing Kiley walk in:: Ah, um... Doctor Airell?

7:23:33 PM vadmblackthorne: I sense there's something more to this.

7:23:41 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> Of course, there always is.

7:24:12 PM kileyairell: err . . . ::looks up from her PADD at the young doctor:: Yes? 

7:24:33 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> The inhabitants of the expanse colonies have become fairly aggressive. They condemn us for stifling free trade... with the Ferengi, of all peoples.

7:24:35 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::smiles, perhaps a bit too much, and sticks out a hand:: Alex Nolan, Lieutenant Junior Grade.  I've just been posted here.

7:24:48 PM majdougmcknight: ::Takes a PADD from Lt. O'Grady::  Alright, procedure's satisfied, Lieutenant.  Now just give me the important stuff.

7:25:01 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> We believe them to be arming to attempt a secession, which will likely get them all killed and lose those resources.

7:25:18 PM vadmblackthorne: And the Federation Council's take on the situation?

7:25:25 PM kileyairell: ::chuckles:: I was just reading up on you Doc.  ::indicates the PADD in her hand::

7:25:30 PM majdougmcknight: O'Grady> We've taken delivery of the replacement power cells and body armor, sir.  Everything is inventoried and where it should be.

7:25:33 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> They're still debating it, as usual. You know them, Ian, they take months to make a decision.

7:25:58 PM vadmblackthorne: ::chuckles:: So what is it you want me to do?

7:26:13 PM lcdrtkirr: ::grimaces:: I hope you like what you see.

7:26:44 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Erm, that was Nolan>>

7:27:04 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> Display a substantial military presence there. Take several ships from your fleet, show up, and see if their President wishes to negotiate.

7:27:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> I give you full diplomatic authority in this matter.

7:28:29 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright then.

7:29:09 PM vadmblackthorne: Zuriyev> Bring my ship back in one piece this time. Dismissed.

7:29:25 PM vadmblackthorne: My ship, Alexi, and she was in one piece last time.

7:29:28 PM kileyairell: ::smiles:: so far, everything looks good.  But, you know that personnel files never really tell you a whole lot about a person

7:29:29 PM majdougmcknight: Guess we're all set then.  I'll be in my office.

7:29:30 PM vadmblackthorne: ::turns and walks out::

7:30:36 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods, but still thinking on the notion as his green eyes turn away in thought:: Yes, I suppose so.  Is there anything you need my assistance with?

7:30:45 PM majdougmcknight: Quinn> Alright, no anomalies detected in the power flow...the seals themselves don't show any wear and tear.  Joe, bring let's the warp core online.

7:31:00 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walks briskly back toward the docking bridge to Atlantis::

7:32:11 PM kileyairell: Yes, there is.  I have a list of crew who will need their physicals done, both medical and psychological.  I'd like you to get started on them.

7:32:26 PM lcdrtkirr: Ensign Logan, please place these containers in bio storage four.  ::points with the PADD at a stack, then hands it to him::

7:32:35 PM vadmblackthorne: ::crosses the docking bridge into Atlantis's forward saucer, after displaying credentials::

7:32:37 PM majdougmcknight: ::Smiles slightly as the multi-story warp core lights up and starts in on its slight hum::

7:32:46 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Blackthorne to Shelev.

7:33:15 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walking toward the turbolift::

7:33:48 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> Sure, should I wait until all are onboard and we're underway?  Or should I make appointments?

7:34:14 PM kileyairell: Why don't you start making appointments now.

7:35:12 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::nods:: Of course.  I'll check on who is aboard already that's on the list.

7:36:33 PM vadmblackthorne: ::enters the turbolift:: Bridge.

7:36:38 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::moves to a nearby console to pull up the list of those needing physicals::

7:36:41 PM kileyairell: ::takes out a second PADD and hands the list to Nolan:: Start at the top if you can.

7:36:41 PM vadmblackthorne: ::wonders where the hell Shelev is::

7:37:16 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::turns and takes the PADD:: Ah, thank you.  I will.

7:37:26 PM kileyairell: Though, I'll work on the captains.  That one may take as long as all the others combined.  At least in getting him down here to do the dang thing.

7:38:07 PM vadmblackthorne: ::arrives on the bridge::

7:38:09 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::grins:: I wouldn't know, Doctor, but I'm sure you had better.

7:38:14 PM kileyairell: ((Err . . . on the Captain's not Captains))

7:38:42 PM vadmblackthorne: I have the bridge. Prepare for departure.

7:38:48 PM kileyairell: Well, I already had him down here, and he still managed to finagle his way out of it then.

7:39:44 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shipwide+ All hands, this is the Admiral. Prepare for departure. All ashore that's going ashore.

7:40:22 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::skims over the PADD in his hand and starts checking the computer for people's locations onboard:: You know, I've never understood why some people have such a problem coming in.  Why not get it over with, I say.

7:41:10 PM kileyairell: ::chuckles:: Yeah, I don't know either . . . maybe they are just afraid that we'll say they aren't fit for duty ;)

7:41:53 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::grins, eyes still locked on the console:: Yes, but you have to wonder at a captain with such low self esteem.

7:41:57 PM vadmblackthorne: Computer, what percentage of the crew compliment is aboard ship at this time?

7:42:14 PM vadmblackthorne: Computer> One hundred percent.

7:42:20 PM kileyairell: ::chuckles:: Oh, he just likes to be obstinate!

7:42:33 PM lcdrtkirr: ::clears the rest of the cargo containers from the center of the lab, pushing some to the wall to deal with later::

7:42:39 PM vadmblackthorne: Computer, any unaccounted for passengers?

7:42:43 PM vadmblackthorne: Computer> Negative.

7:43:13 PM vadmblackthorne: ::thinks that at least Shelev is aboard, wonders where the hell he is::

7:43:14 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> I guess the best of them have to be, to an extent.

7:43:18 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sits down at the helm console:

7:44:08 PM vadmblackthorne: ::unlocks it and transfers to full internal power::

7:44:09 PM lcdrtkirr: ::hands the PADD to an ensign, telling her to see to the rest, and exits the lab::

7:44:32 PM kileyairell: ::chuckles:: Yeah, I Guess.

7:44:34 PM vadmblackthorne: ::smiles as the ship's hum fires up::

7:44:45 PM lcdrtkirr: ::rides TL up to Deck 1::

7:45:16 PM vadmblackthorne: ::retracts docking bridges::

7:45:28 PM vadmblackthorne: ::transmits launch clearance to the dockmaster::

7:45:58 PM lcdrtkirr: ::steps onto the Bridge, noting Blackthorne in the driver's seat, and quickly makes it to Science::

7:45:59 PM vadmblackthorne: ::clears all moorings and starts to back Atlantis out of her parking spot::

7:46:13 PM vadmblackthorne: ::flips on the running lights::

7:46:43 PM kileyairell: Nolan, I'm going to head up to the bridge and be a little obstinate m'self.

7:46:44 PM lcdrtkirr: Everything in order, Admiral?

7:46:52 PM vadmblackthorne: ::finishes the reverse and aims her nose for the spacedoors, which are opening::

7:46:59 PM kileyairell: ::exits sickbay and heads to the TL::

7:47:00 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::grins again, nodding::

7:47:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, nice and smooth again.

7:47:26 PM kileyairell: ::enters the TL:: Bridge.

7:47:51 PM vadmblackthorne: ::guides her through the doors at one quarter impulse, as the dockmaster has a fit behind them::

7:48:24 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::notes that they are just leaving spacedock and skips down the list a little way, sending a comm to a crew member::

7:48:46 PM vadmblackthorne: ::smiles at the sight of Earth as they emerge through the spacedoors::

7:48:53 PM kileyairell: ::exits the TL onto the bridge, moving over to her usual chair next to the Admiral::

7:49:18 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sets a course for the Kepler expanse at warp five, and engages::

7:49:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::holds the side of her console as she brings sensors up to full power::

7:49:28 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis streaks off into the black at warp.

7:49:37 PM kileyairell: Greetings Admiral.

7:49:38 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods in satisfaction::

7:50:04 PM vadmblackthorne: ::stands and turns to Kiley:: Doctor, I trust you're well-rested?

7:50:05 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Yikes, did we just warp within a system o.O>>

7:50:24 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Yes we did. Trek contradicts itself all the time on that subject.))

7:50:35 PM kileyairell: Very well rested Admiral, and yourself.

7:51:32 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, I was able to manage a few days of vacation.

7:51:59 PM kileyairell: Glad to hear that.  Then you should be all rested and ready for your physical.

7:52:09 PM vadmblackthorne: ::smirks:: Naturally.

7:53:11 PM majdougmcknight: Quinn> ::Does a brief check on the warp field geometry, to assure himself that the field is stable.  It's more a superstition than anything else, given that the computer would warn them automatically of any instability::

7:53:15 PM vadmblackthorne: Now, if you'll excuse me, I have matters to attend to. Commander T'Kirr, the bridge is yours.

7:53:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods solemnly::

7:53:30 PM kileyairell: ::chuckles:: Uh huh.

7:53:32 PM vadmblackthorne: ::tugs on his tunic as he straightens and walks into his ready room::

7:54:28 PM kileyairell: ::stands and follows the Admiral to his ready room and chimes the door::

7:54:43 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sits down at his computer and starts to compose an order when Kiley rings the chime:: Enter.

7:55:06 PM kileyairell: ::enters:: Think you can run away so easily?

7:55:36 PM vadmblackthorne: Doctor, your concern for my health is heartwarming, but I do have to pull together a fleet here.

7:56:01 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> +McKnight+ Doctor Nolan to Major McKnight.

7:56:38 PM kileyairell: And I have to pull together this crew and make sure they are both physically and psychologically healthy enough to do their jobs.

7:57:43 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, well, I assure you that I am well. My physical can come at some point on this trip, but I do have work.

7:58:20 PM lcdrtkirr: ::runs a long range scan along their route::

7:58:24 PM majdougmcknight: ::Rolls his eyes, pretty sure where this is going...not like there are many reasons for a doctor to call you out of the blue::  +Nolan+ McKnight here. 

7:58:39 PM kileyairell: Did you happen to gain a medical degree in your three days of rest captain?

7:59:14 PM vadmblackthorne: Indeed I did. You may now address me as Doctor Admiral Blackthorne, MD, PhD, BBQ.

7:59:22 PM kileyairell: ::Laughs::

7:59:23 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> +McKnight+ Sorry to disturb you so early after departure, sir, but I need to make an appointment for your physical.  Will you be available after your shift?

8:00:57 PM vadmblackthorne: That reminds me, it's also time for your re-qualification on the Mustang.

8:01:28 PM kileyairell: I've been meaning to talk to you about that Captain.

8:01:38 PM vadmblackthorne: Oh?

8:02:15 PM lcdrtkirr: ::steps over to a wall panel and brings up a chart of their destination::

8:02:18 PM majdougmcknight: +Nolan+ Would this take long?  I DO sometimes enjoy sleeping after my shift.

8:02:54 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> +McKnight+  ::frowns:: It's just a physical, sir.  Twenty minutes, max.

8:03:19 PM majdougmcknight: +Nolan+ Alright, Lieutenant.  I'll be there.

8:03:22 PM kileyairell: Yeah.  Now that I've gone back to medical, I am rethinking being part of the Mustangs.

8:03:45 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> +McKnight+ All right.  Thanks, Major.

8:03:46 PM vadmblackthorne: I can always use your skill in the cockpit.

8:04:16 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::ticks his name off the list::

8:04:41 PM kileyairell: Yes sir, however, as a doctor, my place is not out there risking my life.

8:05:25 PM vadmblackthorne: That's a part of life in Starfleet.

8:05:34 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> +T'Kirr+ Doctor Nolan to Commander T'Kirr.

8:05:40 PM lcdrtkirr: +Nolan+ Go ahead.

8:06:38 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> +T'Kirr+ I need to set up a time for your physical.  Can you come in at eighteen hundred?

8:06:59 PM kileyairell: You're right, it is.  But I have a duty to this crew.  As a doctor, I can't justify the risk of being a fighter pilot.

8:07:15 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, that is your decision to make, doctor.

8:07:29 PM vadmblackthorne: It's never been mandatory duty.

8:07:42 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pulls in a steady breath:: +Nolan+ Very well.

8:08:07 PM kileyairell: *nods* It's not a decision I came to lightly sir.  I have a lot of fun out there, flying around.

8:08:17 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::smiles:: +T'Kirr+ Thank you, Commander.  See you then.

8:08:50 PM kileyairell: One last thing, and then I'll leave you alone for 20 minutes.  ::grins::

8:08:53 PM vadmblackthorne: It's a rush like no other.

8:08:57 PM vadmblackthorne: Go ahead.

8:09:47 PM kileyairell: Any luck on finding a councelor?

8:09:59 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::makes several more "calls"::

8:10:22 PM vadmblackthorne: None yet.

8:11:18 PM kileyairell: *nods* Are we heading anywhere in the vacinity of Starbase 117?

8:11:33 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, actually, we'll pass within a day or so of it.

8:12:33 PM kileyairell: I know someone there who might be willing to temporarily take over the position.  He's really good.  We went to school together.

8:13:43 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks over the latest scan::

8:14:43 PM vadmblackthorne: Your recommendation says a lot. Get in touch with him and see if he wants the position.

8:15:31 PM kileyairell: *nods* I will.  It would only be temporary though.  No more then 6 months.

8:15:46 PM vadmblackthorne: Better than a vacany.

8:15:49 PM vadmblackthorne: *vacancy

8:16:30 PM kileyairell: ::stands up:: I am not going to forget about your physical captain.  I will hound you until you get it completed.

8:16:41 PM vadmblackthorne: Oh, I expect you to, it's your job.

8:17:46 PM kileyairell: ::nods, and exits the ready room::

8:18:08 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::sets the PADD down and stands back from the console, stretching::

8:18:21 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:18:22 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:18:25 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:18:27 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::

8:18:40 PM kileyairell: ::pauses::

8:19:02 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright then, off we go.

8:19:08 PM lcdrtkirr: Poor Shelev, feeling blue.  ::stifles a giggle::

8:19:16 PM vadmblackthorne: ::groan::

8:20:09 PM vadmblackthorne: Side plot time will be available quite soon!

8:20:29 PM vadmblackthorne: Let's figure something out behind the scenes!

8:20:38 PM lcdrtkirr: Yup yup!

8:21:50 PM vadmblackthorne: Email me at jdbelcher@gmail.com with any ideas, I'd like something concrete for this week. I'm also online most of the day at work as Lord Luceo.

8:22:19 PM lcdrtkirr: On AIM?

8:22:21 PM majdougmcknight: ::Snickers::

8:22:22 PM vadmblackthorne: YEs.

8:22:48 PM vadmblackthorne: It's an old name I revived for work-related IMing when I got hired four years ago, shush.

8:22:50 PM kileyairell: Yeah, he's lucky enough to have one of those jobs that allows him to be OL all the time

8:23:23 PM vadmblackthorne: Any questions?

8:23:37 PM cmdrshelev: i need a gun and two bullets

8:24:00 PM cmdrshelev: and a crate of toilet paper

8:24:32 PM vadmblackthorne: Those are statements, not questions.

8:24:39 PM cmdrshelev: ok

8:24:55 PM vadmblackthorne: But guns and bullets I do have.

8:25:02 PM cmdrshelev: ok

8:25:41 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pours Shelev some NyQuil::

8:25:42 PM majdougmcknight: I can vouch for that.

8:25:51 PM majdougmcknight: He's got many.  It's disconcerting.

8:26:08 PM vadmblackthorne: If you think I have a lot of guns, you should meet my Dad.

8:27:00 PM vadmblackthorne: I only have seven.

8:27:26 PM lcdrtkirr: Only... o.O

8:27:53 PM vadmblackthorne: My Dad has I don't know how many but far more than seven. My grandfather has even more than that.

8:27:57 PM majdougmcknight: Well, when you think about it, that's only one for every day of the week.

8:28:32 PM lcdrtkirr: rofl

8:29:13 PM vadmblackthorne: Well then, that's it for this week. Get those side plots a-brewin'.

8:29:27 PM lcdrtkirr: It's stewin'... at least.

8:31:11 PM majdougmcknight: I'll keep thinking.

8:31:17 PM majdougmcknight: Well then, later folks.

8:31:21 PM kileyairell: okay, can I go back to bed now?

8:31:25 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, sleep. :)

8:31:26 PM lcdrtkirr: Night guys =)

8:31:36 PM kileyairell: night y'all