7:02:09 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya, folks

7:02:35 PM majdougmcknight: Evening.

7:03:18 PM vadmblackthorne: Hi Kiley

7:03:46 PM kileyairell: hey everyone

7:03:47 PM kileyairell: brb

7:05:56 PM majdougmcknight: Evening, Shelev.

7:06:16 PM lcdrtkirr: Hi, everybody

7:06:26 PM vadmblackthorne: Let's hear it for Shelev, the One-Man-Blue-Man-Group!

7:06:37 PM cmdrshelev: ?

7:06:56 PM lcdrtkirr: haha

7:08:09 PM lcdrtkirr: I hope everyone got a chance to read my log

7:08:14 PM cmdrshelev: I did

7:08:18 PM cmdrshelev: I didn't understand it

7:08:21 PM cmdrshelev: but I read it

7:08:22 PM vadmblackthorne: T'was a good one!

7:08:26 PM lcdrtkirr: Heh heh

7:08:27 PM majdougmcknight: I really need to start checking my e-mail more.

7:08:45 PM lcdrtkirr: It just helps you get to know Dugahn a bit better.

7:10:28 PM vadmblackthorne: Ah well, let's get going. Kiley can jump in when she gets back.

7:10:36 PM kileyairell: I"m back

7:10:54 PM vadmblackthorne: Well say something already. :)

7:11:04 PM kileyairell: i just did ;)

7:12:59 PM vadmblackthorne: ::prods Shelev::


7:13:47 PM lcdrtkirr: ::AA::

7:13:48 PM majdougmcknight: ::AA::

7:15:16 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright, we're about to rendezvous with some ships from Third Fleet outside the Kepler Expanse and then head on in.

7:15:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Our guest, Dugahn, will be staying aboard per T'Kirr's log.

7:16:16 PM vadmblackthorne: Questions?

7:16:23 PM majdougmcknight: Nope.

7:16:32 PM lcdrtkirr: Yeah

7:16:43 PM lcdrtkirr: Shall I assume Dugahn is welcome aboard the Bridge?

7:17:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, that's fine.

7:17:36 PM lcdrtkirr: Special guest star, this week, on Atlantis! *pipes music*

7:17:45 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright then.

7:17:48 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:17:50 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:17:51 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:17:56 PM majdougmcknight: ::Stands (or sits if there's actually a chair in this model) at the tactical station on the bridge, frowning at the console as he runs through the final stages of a level 2 diagnostic, the most thorough available to him without

7:18:00 PM lcdrtkirr: ::at Science on Bridge::

7:18:04 PM majdougmcknight: actually taking said scanners offline::

7:18:16 PM vadmblackthorne: ::enters the bridge from his ready room::

7:18:39 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::mills around the back of the Bridge, studying their route on a wall panel::

7:19:01 PM vadmblackthorne: Major, I trust you have the Fleet on sensors?

7:20:08 PM majdougmcknight: Aye, sir.

7:20:20 PM kileyairell: ::in sickbay in her office::

7:20:35 PM vadmblackthorne: ETA To their position?

7:21:09 PM lcdrtkirr: ::busies herself with something routine at her console::

7:21:35 PM majdougmcknight: ::Glances over at the sensor information before returning to his diagnostic::  At current speed, rendezvous in seven minutes, sir.

7:21:52 PM cmdrshelev: ::Eating dinner down in ten-forward. He ain't on duty 24 hours a day.::

7:23:14 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::enters Airell's office, a PADD in his outstretched hand:: Here you are, doctor.  Today's physical results.

7:23:31 PM vadmblackthorne: Right where they said they'd be when they said it. I like that.

7:24:21 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::waits patiently in a corner of the Bridge to be of some use, his hands folded behind him::

7:24:56 PM majdougmcknight: ::Mutters quietly, under his breath::  I guess someone should.

7:25:44 PM kileyairell: ::looks up and smiles:: Thank you Nolan.  You can set them on my desk.

7:26:06 PM vadmblackthorne: ::turns toward the viewer:: Get me the Discovery.

7:26:11 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::sets the PADD down:: Hey, have you seen that friend of Commander T'Kirr's on board yet?

7:27:33 PM kileyairell: Yes, I met him at the party.

7:29:07 PM majdougmcknight: ::Minimizes his diagnostic and send out the hail.  The targeting scanners are fine anyway.  Nothing ever seems to break down these days when you need something else to think about::  Hailing, sir.

7:29:10 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::smiles:: Oh, yeah.  I bet that was a blast.  Anyway, I noticed we didn't have his bio clearance from the Starbase.  Should I ask them for it?

7:32:31 PM vadmblackthorne: On screen.

7:33:24 PM majdougmcknight: ACTION> ::Moments later, the bridge of the Discovery comes into view, dominated by the figure of Santiago, standing at his full height and wearing a muted smile::  Ian.  Task Force Charlie is ready to embark at your convenience.

7:34:20 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::studies the figure on the screen from his out-of-the-way position::

7:34:49 PM vadmblackthorne: David, good to see you. Form up and let's get a move on. I trust the Discovery is in tip-top shape?

7:36:26 PM majdougmcknight: ::Nods crisply::  Of course; you're the ones who spent the better part of this last month getting shot at, not us.  I dare say the hardware shall be the least of our troubles.

7:37:47 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, I should think not.

7:38:09 PM kileyairell: No, there's no need for that.

7:38:27 PM vadmblackthorne: At any rate, this one's by the book.

7:39:01 PM vadmblackthorne: Fleetwide, form up, and warp six into the Expanse.

7:39:21 PM majdougmcknight: Santiagio> ::Arches an eyebrow before the comm line is cut::

7:41:11 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> The Discovery, Apollo, Soyuz, and Mir move to form up behind Atlantis as we zoom by, catching up at higher warp then dropping into place.

7:41:17 PM vadmblackthorne: I much prefer this fleet to the last one.

7:41:37 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> All right, I'll get back to work, then.

7:41:51 PM majdougmcknight: Let's hope we prefer this outcome to the last one.

7:41:54 PM majdougmcknight: ...sir.

7:42:05 PM kileyairell: ::nods:: how many more physicals are left?

7:42:48 PM vadmblackthorne: Indeed.

7:43:30 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> Um... ::looks out the office, trying to remember the last count:: Maybe two dozen.  Most are the procrastinators.  ::grins at Kiley::

7:43:48 PM kileyairell: ::laughs:: Yeah, those will take longer

7:45:21 PM lcdrtkirr: ::watches the fleet form up on sensors::

7:45:40 PM kileyairell: I'm still working on the captains.

7:45:42 PM vadmblackthorne: ETA to the Expanse?

7:45:54 PM kileyairell: Speaking of which, I think I'm going to go bug him again.

7:46:15 PM kileyairell: ::stands and heads out of her office:: Keep my sickbay nice and tiddy, will ya?

7:46:19 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::lets loose a low whistle, then quickly adds:: No disrespect, of course.

7:46:40 PM lcdrtkirr: LtJGNolan> ::nods to Kiley:: Will do, Doctor.

7:46:58 PM majdougmcknight: At warp six...3 and a half hours, sir.

7:47:14 PM kileyairell: ::heads out of sickbay and towards the TL::

7:47:23 PM majdougmcknight: (Or...whatever's supposed to be convenient.)

7:48:36 PM kileyairell: (afk, kitties want to be fed . . . and they are being pretty insistant!)

7:48:44 PM vadmblackthorne: I wonder if there will be a welcoming party.

7:48:53 PM majdougmcknight: (Kitties can be insistent, alright.)

7:50:43 PM lcdrtkirr: ::peeks over at Dugahn, who's calmly observing the stars on the viewscreen::

7:51:10 PM majdougmcknight: ::Shrugs::  I doubt they'd try anything overt.  We're not intruders...yet.

7:53:31 PM vadmblackthorne: They'd be foolish to try anything direct. It's the indirect trouble I'm worried about.

7:53:46 PM vadmblackthorne: Mr. Dugahn, your thoughts?

7:55:17 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::looks to Blackthorne:: To my knowledge, they don't have any patrols near the edge of the expanse, unless they have obtain a great many more ships since I was here last.

7:55:44 PM lcdrtkirr: <<*obtained>>

7:56:17 PM kileyairell: (bak, kitties all happy now)

7:56:54 PM kileyairell: ::exits the TL onto the bridge, takes a look around and heads down to the extra seat::

7:57:49 PM majdougmcknight: Well, I'll keep my eye on the long-range sensors...and according to the diagnostic I just ran, our targeting scanners are running perfectly.

7:58:03 PM vadmblackthorne: Ah, good to know. The old girl's back in good shape.

8:00:12 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> A wise precaution.  If Jacob Morris is a paranoid man.  If he knows of our arrival, it is unclear whether he will let us come close to the colonies or not.

8:00:16 PM majdougmcknight: ::Just returns to his console in lieu of a reply::

8:03:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Indeed. I'll be in my ready room. Commander T'Kirr, you have the bridge.

8:03:27 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods at Blackthorne before peering back over at Dugahn::

8:03:40 PM vadmblackthorne: ::Disappears through the doors::

8:04:31 PM lcdrtkirr: ::walks over to the Vulcan and speaks quietly to him::  Perhaps you would be more comfortable in the lounge until we arrive.  I doubt you will be of any help until then.

8:05:19 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::blinks at her, then bows his head:: Call on me if you need me.  ::sweeps his gaze over the other officers before heading into the TL::

8:05:51 PM lcdrtkirr: ::turns and watches the viewscreen, thinking::

8:06:41 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::descends to Deck 10 and exits::

8:07:00 PM vadmblackthorne: ::drafts a pack of orders and engagement rules, transmits it fleetwide::

8:07:19 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::looks over the chattering occupants of the lounge, spotting Shelev immediately::

8:07:59 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::approaches the bar::

8:08:52 PM vadmblackthorne: ::Silently hopes that this doesn't get bloody::

8:09:02 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::orders a bland tea::

8:10:03 PM cmdrshelev: I'd spike that if I were you.

8:10:03 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:10:04 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:10:08 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:10:09 PM cmdrshelev: DAMMIT

8:10:13 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::

8:10:17 PM cmdrshelev: just as I was about to start a brawl :(

8:10:18 PM majdougmcknight: ::pauses::

8:10:19 PM lcdrtkirr: hahaha

8:10:25 PM vadmblackthorne: Ain't my fault you waited til the end to say something :v:

8:10:31 PM cmdrshelev: arg

8:10:53 PM vadmblackthorne: Write a log about it you two

8:11:01 PM cmdrshelev: o

8:11:06 PM lcdrtkirr: Already workin' on it

8:11:18 PM vadmblackthorne: Use Writely :cool:

8:11:44 PM lcdrtkirr: Yeah gonna =D

8:11:46 PM majdougmcknight: Yeah...I guess at this point, I have little choice BUT to write a McKnight log.

8:11:53 PM lcdrtkirr: Why's that

8:12:18 PM majdougmcknight: He can't yell at Blackthorne.  His cat, however, will take it like a pro.

8:12:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Poor kitty :(

8:12:33 PM kileyairell: awww, pooooor kitty

8:12:42 PM majdougmcknight: Eh, it's a cat.  He'll just ignore the owner like always.

8:12:43 PM lcdrtkirr: Guess I'll have to see what he has to yell about... oh, the suspense!

8:13:58 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, next week we enter the expanse and meet these people.

8:14:17 PM vadmblackthorne: Nice writing this week, T'Kirr!

8:14:22 PM lcdrtkirr: Ty

8:14:57 PM vadmblackthorne: That's all. Dismissed!

8:15:05 PM cmdrshelev: deace