Conversation with ussatlantis at 12/12/2006 6:53:16 PM on VAdm Blackthorne (aim)

(6:53:16 PM) VAdm Blackthorne entered the room.
(7:01:21 PM) LCdr TKirr entered the room.
(7:01:31 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya
(7:04:09 PM) MisterBoxingBear entered the room.
(7:04:12 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Hey.
(7:04:30 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Sadly, I have to inform you of a damn 2 week period coming up where I shall be unavailable.
(7:04:33 PM) cmdr shelev entered the room.
(7:04:42 PM) cmdr shelev: what happen if ab proc
(7:04:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: You can multitask can't you :v:
(7:05:16 PM) cmdr shelev: no
(7:05:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: LEARN.
(7:05:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Go defend the stables, it's quiet there
(7:06:15 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Two weeks, huh?
(7:06:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Holiday season, whatreyagonnado
(7:06:32 PM) MisterBoxingBear: you know, my regular overnight is on Monday. However, both Christmas and New Years are on Mondays this year, so they've moved it to Tuesdays.
(7:07:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We may not sim those weeks anyway because of the holidays.
(7:07:18 PM) MisterBoxingBear: I figured that was a possibility, yeah.
(7:08:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then.
(7:14:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, let's get this going.
(7:14:43 PM) cmdr shelev: no ab procced
(7:15:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: shush you
(7:15:07 PM) cmdr shelev: ::tweet:: (like that matters given where we are)
(7:15:19 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::AA::
(7:15:28 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::AA::
(7:16:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, tonight we're moving to find some sort of better shelter.
(7:16:35 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Preferably something with a nice view, and fewer people trying to kill us.
(7:16:53 PM) cmdr shelev: I would put up with smog for fewer people trying to kill us
(7:17:30 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: So we're on the move through the gheeeeeetooooo
(7:17:46 PM) cmdr shelev: ghetoo
(7:17:46 PM) LCdr TKirr: *raise hand*
(7:17:53 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr?
(7:17:56 PM) LCdr TKirr: Cockroaches aren't o the menu, are they?
(7:18:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: You never know.
(7:18:16 PM) cmdr shelev: bloody vegetarians
(7:18:38 PM) LCdr TKirr: Rofl oops, I just said that to Kiley's voicemail
(7:19:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Ahahahaha
(7:19:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, let's go.
(7:19:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:19:18 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:19:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:19:51 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::moving quickly in a directipn, weapon drawn::
(7:20:21 PM) cmdr shelev: ::follows admiral's lead with mcknight's holdout peashooter::
(7:20:28 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::walks with the others, ineffectual tricorder in one hand, phaser pointed down in the other::
(7:21:30 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::And, as always, bringing up the rear behind the super, super stoic Kiley::
(7:22:32 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::as soon as a cluster of warm bodies show up on her readout, raucous laughter peals out from somewhere to her right, so she decides to not even bother saying anything::
(7:22:57 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Spins to the right and almost falls down.::
(7:22:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Another cluster of warm bodies shows up, suspiciously fanned out in a strategic pattern.
(7:23:22 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::stops short::
(7:23:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stops as well::
(7:24:28 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::weary of using even a whisper, points in the direction of each hot point, then spreads her fingers to note that there are four of them::
(7:25:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods, gestures to McKnight::
(7:26:30 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Silently makes his way up to Blackthorne, also avoiding anything verbal.::
(7:27:30 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::points to T'Kirr's tricorder::
(7:29:37 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Now, tries for a low whisper:: I think there's still enough cover here for me to draw their fire without immediate death...long enough for the rest of you to try a quick flanking maneuver.
(7:30:10 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks from McKnight to Blackthorne::
(7:30:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::very quietly:: Fan out.
(7:31:55 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::moves to the right and ahead::
(7:31:57 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::nods and points the way she's going, then slowly slinks in that direction::
(7:32:42 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Heads in a few directions at once, or at least that's how it feels.::
(7:33:09 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets off to the right of where they should be, scanning the area::
(7:33:46 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::softly clicks her tricorder closed, needing her night vision, and reaches a spot and crouches down, looking about::
(7:35:07 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Waits until he believes the others are in position, counts to 5 Mississippi just for safety, and then, after a deep breath, surges to his feet, and trying to expose as little surface area as possible, starts off with a volley of
(7:35:55 PM) MisterBoxingBear: wild shots, not even aimed for anything other than the general area of their enemies. Hopefully, it'll keep their heads down...but obviously not entirely, as multiple energy discharges come flying back his way::
(7:36:19 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::in the flash of McKnight's fire, spots an armed target, aims, and fires::
(7:36:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::leans out and fires::
(7:36:41 PM) cmdr shelev: ::fires with no intention whatsoever of hitting anything.::
(7:37:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets a better bead on his target and hits him:::
(7:38:28 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::somehow, through all the noise, hears a shuffle behind her and, while rolling to the side, an energy blast fries the wood of a container she had just been using for cover::
(7:39:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::his cover is blown as well, and he dives out of the way as a blast rips into his abandoned mobile conveyancec::
(7:39:37 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Well, crap. Abruptly, McKnight remembers he's not a superhero, and stupid heroics have a price, as a bolt of superheated plasma scores a glancing blow on his upper bicep. But still, the plan has worked so far, as his attackers
(7:40:22 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::without having time to return fire, lands on her side in a shallow pool of mucky rainwater and rolls as fire continues in her direction::
(7:40:35 PM) MisterBoxingBear: now spread out their firepower. Forcing the injured arm to rise, McKnight now risks stepping out just a bit for a well aimed shot at the bastard that just made him feel like an idiot::
(7:40:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::Gets on his stomach and fires again, hitting another::
(7:41:28 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Shelev cowers like the crippled coward he is behind a trashcan. He blindly points the phaser to the other side of the can and fires.::
(7:42:15 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::now drenched but having reached the side of a building and out of line of sight, pulls herself to a crouch, heart thundering::
(7:42:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::fires off a volley as suppressive fire::
(7:44:06 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::as energy blasts roar past, T'Kirr recognizes it as friendly fire and, without hesitation, jumps up at the cover fire and finds her shooter huddling down and takes her shot::
(7:44:26 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Once again, limited success. McKnight nails his opponent...only to take a second plasma bolt to his hip. Still, that's not all bad, as when he falls to the ground in pain, he is not beneath the nearest shooter's field of fire.::
(7:43:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Both shots from T'Kirr and McKnight fell their targets.
(7:43:30 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::her enemy now neutralized, turns to find another::
(7:43:39 PM) cmdr shelev: ::In the reflection of a car window, Shelev sees a batch of figures firing towards his trash can. Above them, a neon sign.::
(7:43:49 PM) cmdr shelev: I am so going to miss this.
(7:43:53 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<Please, please don't shoot the reflection>>
(7:44:30 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Sticks out the phaser to the other side of the can, fires, and succeeds in removing the light from a single letter of the sign.::
(7:44:30 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::it having worked so well, he fires another volley of suppressive fire at the other cadre of enemies::
(7:44:34 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::confiscates the enemy's cover position and sets up another shot::
(7:44:51 PM) cmdr shelev: Well that was anticlimactic. ::Cowers.::
(7:45:04 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<rofl>>
(7:47:23 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Having no intention of lying there waiting for rescue, McKnight crawls forward along the filthy pavement, in the back of his mind regretful that his dress uniform is being ruined beyond repair, making for the position of the thug
(7:47:35 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::phasers at the source of several explosions of blast fire, but has trouble telling if she's doing any good at her range in the dark::
(7:48:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We need some damn grenadees.
(7:48:23 PM) MisterBoxingBear: who had rendered him immobile. Every now and then, he fires off a shot from his phaser, just to keep his adversary nervous::
(7:48:48 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::ducks as a volley screams overhead::
(7:48:48 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Shelev feels his back burning. He realizes, to some degree of dissatisfaction, that the weapons fire is melting his trash can cover.::
(7:49:10 PM) cmdr shelev: ((note the can is being used as cover, not the cover of the trash can :v: ))
(7:49:33 PM) cmdr shelev: This is going to hurt.
(7:49:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::hopes his allies are ready and hits them with more suppressive fire::
(7:50:16 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Peels his burnt back off of the can and rolls off into a gutter to crawl over to Blackthorne's commandeered vehicle.::
(7:51:07 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::in the strobe light of friendly fire, sees an enemy profile pop up to fire and shoots::
(7:51:22 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Thankful that unlike the antenna, skin grows back relatively fast. Other than that OH SHIT THAT HURTS.::
(7:51:38 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> T'Kirr hits her target.
(7:51:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The remaining thugs flee, and can be clearly seen doing so.
(7:52:25 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::spares the space of a breath to close her eyes in relief::
(7:52:39 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::sees Shelev crawing toward him:: You alive?
(7:52:47 PM) cmdr shelev: Wish I wasn't.
(7:52:49 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::pops open her scanner, assessing their layout::
(7:52:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Good.
(7:52:53 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Well, fuck that. Having made his way almost up to the shooter, McKnight forces himself to his kness with an angry shout, and phaser blasts the son of a bitch in the back.::
(7:52:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Commander, Major!
(7:53:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Thug> :-(
(7:53:15 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::pops up:: I'm fine.
(7:53:31 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Wipes his glasses on the vehicle's seat for lack of anything remotely clean.::
(7:53:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets to his feet::
(7:54:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::sees Kiley behind him on autofollow::
(7:54:14 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::almost trips over a body and makes her way to Blackthorne::
(7:54:16 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<rofl!>>
(7:54:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::makes his way to McKnight, having seen him blast that guy::
(7:54:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Commander, are you alright?
(7:55:09 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<Who are you addressing?>>
(7:55:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: <<You.))
(7:55:24 PM) LCdr TKirr: Yes, I'm all right.
(7:55:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets to McKnight::
(7:55:45 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Major, can you walk?
(7:55:49 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Okay...I'm big enough to admit it. That was a stupid plan.
(7:56:04 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Define "walk".
(7:56:07 PM) cmdr shelev: There was a plan?
(7:56:11 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::casts her eyes around in the dark::
(7:56:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Kiley> ::does medical stuff to McKnight::
(7:56:43 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr, we need to hide, and soon. What's that tricorder show in terms of open spaces.
(7:56:59 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Pulls off his ruined dress coat to assess the damage. A vertical column is burned through it.
(7:57:50 PM) LCdr TKirr: Nothing around us. ::punches a couple of keys:: Although, there's something below that might be sufficient.
(7:58:00 PM) cmdr shelev: Not sewers.
(7:58:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Below? The idea of going down, not up isn't appealing.
(7:58:03 PM) cmdr shelev: Please not sewers.
(7:58:49 PM) LCdr TKirr: I can't see where they lead, but there's an access port just over there.
(7:59:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Let's move. ::offers to help McKnight up::
(7:59:10 PM) LCdr TKirr: It appears to lead to a large open area.
(7:59:37 PM) cmdr shelev: ((WHY THERE ALWAYS GOTTA BE A SEWER LEVEL))
(7:59:47 PM) cmdr shelev: ((FUCKING HEADCRABS))
(8:00:08 PM) LCdr TKirr: ((Frakkin' deal with it.))
(8:00:19 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Nods gratefully, but still hisses silently as weight is applied to the leg.:: Gosh, hope that's the kind you can walk off.
(8:00:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I'll have to ask you to bear it. Let's go. ::starts moving:::
(8:00:43 PM) cmdr shelev: (( :( ))
(8:01:07 PM) cmdr shelev: Kiley> ::Does medical stuff to Shelev's back.::
(8:02:48 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::follows Blackthorne's lead while peering at her readout:: The cavern appears to have several tunnels branching off like this one. My scanning range is still severely limited.
(8:03:06 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, there's a stairway.
(8:03:28 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Careful.
(8:04:00 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::offers to help from McKnight's other side::
(8:05:33 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Momentarily considers having a male pride moment, before deciding that's gotten him in enough trouble today already, and then takes the assistance without complaint.:: Thanks.
(8:05:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::helps him down the stairs into the darkness:
(8:05:55 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::scrunches up her nose and snorts a couple of times at the less than pleasant smell wafting up the stairway::
(8:06:02 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Kiley and Shelev try valiantly to lower the stairs.::
(8:06:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets a light out that he scrounged::
(8:07:16 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The cavern appears to be a long disused subway station.
(8:08:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: This is promising.
(8:09:06 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks at her tricorder again:: My range seems less impaired from down here. By the living conditions we've seen so far, I'm surprised there aren't people living down here.
(8:09:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: They likely have a reason.
(8:09:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets down to the bottom of the stairs::
(8:09:34 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Well, we haven't explored much yet.
(8:11:35 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::takes the last step and watches as Blackthorne's light plays about the walls it can reach::
(8:12:13 PM) MisterBoxingBear: We should keep scanning as we go. Who knows that sort of little known service ladders or whatever else we might find.
(8:12:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Right, let's move in the general direction of the city center.
(8:12:52 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::shifts uncomfortably in her not-so-dry dress uniform and nods at mcKnight::
(8:13:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::picks a tunnel:: that way.
(8:15:07 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::begins leading the ragtag band "That way"::
(8:15:41 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::listens to their footsteps echoing off the cavern walls::
(8:16:15 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks round to see if Shelev's managing to walk a straight line::
(8:16:28 PM) cmdr shelev: ::No, he isn't, but on the average it works out.::
(8:16:52 PM) LCdr TKirr: ((Need a leash.))
(8:17:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> In time, an hour or so, they reach what looks to be a train switchback.
(8:18:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> There are utility closets, all well looted, and what looks to be the remains of the trainmen's quarters.
(8:19:22 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Hmmm...I'd call this a fairly defensible position, if we want to rest.
(8:19:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: This looks like a good place to rest. We're far enough away.
(8:19:41 PM) cmdr shelev: Who gets to pass out first?
(8:19:48 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::nods and finds a seat::
(8:19:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: McKnight's earned it.
(8:19:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets him over to a rickety bed::
(8:20:14 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Be willing to flip a coin, if anyone brought one.
(8:20:27 PM) cmdr shelev: I don't even have pockets.
(8:20:44 PM) MisterBoxingBear: See? Toldja my dress uniform was cooler.
(8:21:18 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::puts him on the bed and then finds a nearby wall::
(8:21:26 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::perks a brow over her shoulder at McKnight's light comment::
(8:22:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::slides down the wall, tired as hell::
(8:22:43 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::watches Blackthorne:: You can rest, too. I'll keep watch.
(8:22:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks at his uniform for the first time, or the remains of it::
(8:22:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I think you win, Major.
(8:23:13 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Closes his eyes as he gazes up toward the ceiling, chuckling:: Yeah, it's my lucky day.
(8:24:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:24:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:24:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE ISM
(8:24:30 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::pauses::
(8:25:52 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Abandoned subway tunnel. This is progress!
(8:26:06 PM) cmdr shelev: sewer level :(
(8:26:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It's not a sewer.
(8:27:11 PM) cmdr shelev: If it's underground and has headcrabs it's a sewer
(8:27:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I have yet to see headcrabs.
(8:27:35 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Think more along the lines of Barheim passage. :v:
(8:28:09 PM) LCdr TKirr: Maybe Kiley needs to give Shelev something to knock him out. =P
(8:28:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I want a pet mimic.
(8:28:22 PM) MisterBoxingBear: This is...WoW references?
(8:28:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Final Fantasy XII.
(8:28:33 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Ah.
(8:28:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, well, that was a good sim, nice bit of action and a haven, for now.
(8:29:30 PM) LCdr TKirr: Yeah.
(8:30:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That's all for this week, see you next Tuesday. :)
(8:30:33 PM) LCdr TKirr: Yepyep!
(8:30:43 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: G'night!
(8:30:56 PM) LCdr TKirr left the room.
(8:31:04 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Night.
(8:31:06 PM) MisterBoxingBear left the room.