Conversation with ussatlantis at 2/13/2007 7:04:18 PM on VAdm Blackthorne (aim)

(7:04:18 PM) LCdr TKirr entered the room.
(7:04:18 PM) Kiley Airell entered the room.
(7:04:18 PM) VAdm Blackthorne entered the room.
(7:04:50 PM) cmdr shelev entered the room.
(7:04:51 PM) Kiley Airell: Evenin' J
(7:05:18 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya
(7:05:26 PM) LCdr TKirr: Hello
(7:05:30 PM) Kiley Airell: Greetings Cmdr
(7:05:34 PM) MisterBoxingBear entered the room.
(7:05:40 PM) Kiley Airell: Hey McKnight
(7:05:44 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Hey folks.
(7:05:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: And that's all of us.
(7:06:44 PM) Kiley Airell: woohoo
(7:09:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, so tonight we're moving the hell out after our fight with the :ghost: s.
(7:09:38 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Packing up everything of value after our quick little meal and heading up.
(7:10:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: So, getcher shit together and get ready to move. Questions?
(7:11:03 PM) LCdr TKirr: I'm here, but might be delayed a bit in responses.... moving soon
(7:11:14 PM) Kiley Airell: Is it bedtime yet?
(7:11:31 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: No, it's not even noon.
(7:12:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, so....
(7:12:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:12:23 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGINS im
(7:12:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:14:01 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::having wolfed down the last of whatever that was he ate, he has stuffed the pockets of his stolen clothes with anything remotely useful or of value::
(7:14:02 PM) cmdr shelev: ::jogjogjogjogjogstumblecrashintowall::
(7:14:34 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Pocketing anything of any value from the bodies, McKnight grins as he tosses Blackthorne a half empty packet of no doubt low grade cigarettes:: Not exactly Cubans, but then we ARE roughing it.
(7:14:43 PM) Kiley Airell: ::has pockets filled with medical supplies, or what's left of the supplies, finishes eating::
(7:15:11 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::locks her scanner and phaser in their places on her belt::
(7:15:26 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::catches the cigs:: Fair enough. ::shakes one out and lights it up::
(7:15:44 PM) Kiley Airell: You know, that's not good for your health Cappy
(7:15:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::briefly wonders what the hell these things are::
(7:16:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, I know. You remind me every time you see me smoking, how can I forget? ::chuckles::
(7:16:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: And remember, no rank titles down here.
(7:16:51 PM) cmdr shelev: We just spent the last hour drinking raw sewage and eating who knows what.
(7:16:54 PM) Kiley Airell: Well, i'm going to bug ya everytime you make my job more difficult
(7:17:05 PM) Kiley Airell: Cappy's a rank title?
(7:17:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It sure as hell isn't a name.
(7:17:28 PM) Kiley Airell: LOL, you know, a friend of mine would be offended
(7:17:58 PM) Kiley Airell: I had a friend in high school who's last name was Cappy
(7:18:01 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::clips a water canteen on his belt::
(7:18:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: And I had one whose name was Slutzky.
(7:18:24 PM) Kiley Airell: ::laughs::
(7:18:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Everyone ready to go?
(7:18:43 PM) cmdr shelev: I thought we were already going.
(7:19:00 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks from one to the other, standing ready::
(7:19:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That missing antenna addled you more than I thought.
(7:19:09 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Checks the fuel cell, or whatever powers this rifle:: We're good.
(7:20:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We're going to stay down here. This subway obviously used to be important infrastructure. Odds are there's a way up higher than the slum we crashed into.
(7:20:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: This also keeps us conveniently out of public eyes.
(7:21:07 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Frowns:: Shame we didn't have time to ask these guys for directions before we killed them.
(7:21:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: A pity. Let's go.
(7:22:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::sets off down the stairs, round the locker, and out the door::
(7:23:02 PM) LCdr TKirr: ((Kay I'm here for good now, no distractions))
(7:23:06 PM) Kiley Airell: ::follows the others::
(7:23:16 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::follows on the way out::
(7:23:28 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Shrugs. Titles or not, he's the leader guy.:: Kiley, how much longer do you figure it's SAFE to stay down here?
(7:25:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::moves down the tunnel into the darkness, turning on a handtorch from the supplies that miraculously still works::
(7:25:19 PM) Kiley Airell: Depends, we can probably stay down here for a while
(7:25:46 PM) Kiley Airell: Longer if I use some of my drugs . . . though, I'd really rather not do that
(7:26:00 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::favoring her tricorder over her phaser as choice handheld, keeps an eye on its readout::
(7:27:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::handtorch in his left hand, phaser in his right, second phaser holstered as they walk:;
(7:28:22 PM) Kiley Airell: ::keeps a tricorder out to keep track of the crews vital signs::
(7:29:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stops for a moment and crushes out his cig beneath a boot heel, then keeps going::
(7:29:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> An hour passes.
(7:30:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Two hours pass...
(7:31:20 PM) MisterBoxingBear: (Gah. BRB.)
(7:31:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Three hours pass.
(7:32:09 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stops, seeing dimness up ahead instead of black::
(7:32:13 PM) cmdr shelev: (( pres ff ))
(7:32:21 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::reaches back a hand to rub the tension at her neck::
(7:32:45 PM) Kiley Airell: Ooo, something different ahead
(7:33:27 PM) cmdr shelev: That would be an oncoming train.
(7:33:32 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::waits behind Blackthorne, still on autofollow::
(7:33:44 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Chuckles:: Different but not shooting at us. Best of both worlds.
(7:34:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: There's no trains running down here.
(7:34:37 PM) cmdr shelev: So you say.
(7:34:39 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That's a tunnel expansion, terminal, or something with stairways up.
(7:35:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Come on. ::starts forward again::
(7:35:44 PM) Kiley Airell: ::follows the Cappy::
(7:37:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> We emerge into a large subway station, with many tunnels converging on many platforms.
(7:37:31 PM) cmdr shelev: (( are there any vending machines ))
(7:37:48 PM) LCdr TKirr: ((Mm... 5-yr old chips...))
(7:37:57 PM) MisterBoxingBear: (Yes, but they only dispense Moxie.)
(7:38:00 PM) Kiley Airell: Hmmm . . . Okay, which way
(7:38:10 PM) Kiley Airell: ((Moxie?))
(7:38:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks around, squinting and pointing his light around::
(7:38:43 PM) LCdr TKirr: If we're looking for a way upwards, we want to take the left most passage. ::points off to the left into the darkness::
(7:39:06 PM) MisterBoxingBear: (It's sort of like root beer. Only nasty.)
(7:39:31 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Most of the apparent stairways would be public access from the street.
(7:39:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We need a service stair
(7:40:19 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Then I suggest we fan out. Something like that would be well away from the high traffic areas.
(7:41:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Agreed. Doctor, you stay with Shelev, he can't steer straight.
(7:41:30 PM) cmdr shelev: ...
(7:42:02 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It's true.
(7:42:29 PM) cmdr shelev: :(
(7:42:44 PM) Kiley Airell: Oh, and I can?
(7:43:40 PM) MisterBoxingBear: You seem able to walk alright.
(7:44:49 PM) Kiley Airell: True.
(7:44:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Everyone have lights?
(7:45:20 PM) LCdr TKirr: I don't.
(7:45:31 PM) cmdr shelev: Use your tricorder.
(7:45:55 PM) Kiley Airell: yep, got one
(7:46:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Major?
(7:46:44 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Frowns:: One of those guys had a lighter.
(7:48:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::tosses it to McKnight::
(7:48:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Tape it to your rifle.
(7:49:18 PM) MisterBoxingBear: (They have tape?)
(7:50:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (I'd say that's reasonable even though we didn't specifically mention it.))
(7:51:05 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::What the hell. They have tape. Once the light is secure, he nods once to Blackthorne, and unless there's anything else, moves off to scout his area::
(7:51:23 PM) Kiley Airell: ((hey all, I'm falling asleep here))
(7:52:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ((Drink caffeine!))
(7:52:15 PM) MisterBoxingBear: (Adrenaline injection to the HEART!)
(7:52:27 PM) Kiley Airell: ((lol, I wouldn't want to die McKnight))
(7:52:32 PM) Kiley Airell: ((I kind of like my life))
(7:52:35 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr, stay nearby me, Doc and Shelev, McKnight. ::points in three directions::
(7:53:07 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::nods and steps nearer to Blackthorne, watching the others::
(7:53:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Between my surgically corrected for night-blindness eyes and your tricorder, that ought to make a light.
(7:53:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::moves off in the direction he originally pointed, away from the main platforms::
(7:54:08 PM) Kiley Airell: ((gonna head out))
(7:54:38 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ((Night, Kiley.)))
(7:54:39 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::follows closely::
(7:54:42 PM) MisterBoxingBear: (Alright then, night.)
(7:54:53 PM) Kiley Airell left the room.
(7:55:31 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It'd be in a low-traffic area.
(7:56:05 PM) LCdr TKirr: Pardon?
(7:56:13 PM) cmdr shelev: ::staggers around following kiley::
(7:56:29 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::And with that, McKnight strikes out past a number of empty enclosures that once might have been ticket offices and the like, quickly discovering the filthy remains of a bathroom.:: Thank God this isn't a horror movie. Otherwise,
(7:56:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: The access stair we're looking for. It'd be off to the side somewhere.
(7:56:41 PM) MisterBoxingBear: I'd feel like some kinda retard right about now.
(7:58:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::spots a door ahead, right next to another door:: See what's back there, but that looks like a set of restrooms.
(7:58:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gesturing to the tricorder::;
(7:58:48 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::blinks down at the glow of her tricorder:: Access panel... single restroom.
(7:59:08 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Shelev feels a draft.::
(7:59:12 PM) cmdr shelev: Bear left.
(7:59:58 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Follows Kiley::
(8:00:02 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Keeps on clearing room after room, taking comfort in the familiarity of military efficiency, even if he does have to kick in a few rusty doors.::
(8:00:06 PM) cmdr shelev: Kiley> I don't see anything.
(8:00:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::moves on::
(8:00:43 PM) cmdr shelev: No, there's some air coming from about two feet in front of us.
(8:00:48 PM) cmdr shelev: Kiley> It's a wa-
(8:01:25 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Shelev crashes into a wall, which dents, shudders, and cracks become very visible due to the light coming through them.
(8:01:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::hears a crash::
(8:01:45 PM) cmdr shelev: ...
(8:01:55 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::turns and listens::
(8:02:05 PM) cmdr shelev: Kick it.
(8:02:10 PM) cmdr shelev: Kiley> :confused:
(8:02:21 PM) cmdr shelev: Kick the wall.
(8:03:15 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Kiley boots the wall. It splinters into about a 3'x3' hole, the other side of which appears to be a flood drain with light coming down through a grate in the ceiling.::
(8:03:32 PM) cmdr shelev: ...
(8:03:40 PM) cmdr shelev: LET THERE BE LIGHT
(8:03:42 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::peers at Blackthorne::
(8:03:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That can't be good.
(8:04:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::starts walking hurriedly toward the crash::
(8:04:43 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::picks up her pace, retracing their path::
(8:05:09 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Pokes his head through the hole and looks up. Eyes adjust, and he sees about four kids staring down the manhole.::
(8:05:54 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Pulls his head out.:: We have four kids and a ladder. Who goes first?
(8:06:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::walks up to Shelev:: What the hell was that.
(8:07:01 PM) cmdr shelev: That was a wall falling over.
(8:07:06 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::stops and notices the gap in the wall::
(8:07:10 PM) cmdr shelev: Into a sewer grate.
(8:07:13 PM) cmdr shelev: That has a ladder.
(8:07:31 PM) cmdr shelev: And four kids staring down the manhole, probably trying to find their parents to shoot us.
(8:07:37 PM) cmdr shelev: Merry Christmas.
(8:08:04 PM) cmdr shelev: I don't think it goes to street level, though.
(8:08:24 PM) cmdr shelev: Unless the smog looks like concrete.
(8:08:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: No, this goes to the same level the public stairs do.
(8:09:07 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Keep looking.
(8:09:21 PM) cmdr shelev: What do you want, a limousine?
(8:09:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That comes later.
(8:11:19 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Shelev sticks his head back in the hole and looks up.:: HEY! WHICH WAY GOES TO THE STREET?
(8:11:36 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::closes her eyes::
(8:11:45 PM) cmdr shelev: ::A hail of rocks fall down the sewer.::
(8:12:00 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::At length, McKnight comes to a short corridor, at the end of which he's intrigued to find a set of double doors.:: Well that makes sense. You WOULD want it nice and spacious if you ever had to move a lot of stuff up and down.
(8:12:15 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Shelev retracts himself.:: Ok, we need to go up there and beat the shit out of the little brats.
(8:12:38 PM) cmdr shelev: ((things falling down are a big part of this arc :v: ))
(8:13:25 PM) MisterBoxingBear: (Now that you mention it...)
(8:13:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: You go ahead, I'm going to keep looking this way.
(8:13:55 PM) cmdr shelev: I can't climb in this condition, though. :(
(8:14:11 PM) cmdr shelev: ::bzzzzzt::
(8:14:27 PM) cmdr shelev: Something is buzzing.
(8:14:59 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::He expects these doors to be as uncooperative as some of the others, but though they clearly HAVE seen better days, they come open without much fuss. In fact, upon closer inspection, it looks like the hinges even get oiled every
(8:15:03 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Shelev puts his ear to what is left of the wall.::
(8:15:11 PM) cmdr shelev: ::bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt::
(8:15:51 PM) MisterBoxingBear: now and again. That's somewhat unnerving, actually. Clearly, they ignore most of what's down here, but people sometimes come this way, for this in particular. And as he looks inside...::
(8:17:04 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Shelev pauses, then sticks his head out into the sewer grate. He looks right and sees a big ugly knife switch rusted into being slightly open.::
(8:17:26 PM) cmdr shelev: OK who the hell puts a knife switch in a place like this. Anyone got gloves?
(8:18:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Shelev, back away from the lever.
(8:19:02 PM) cmdr shelev: The great adventurist wants me to not pull the lever.
(8:19:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Search. That way. Now.
(8:19:31 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::points::
(8:20:01 PM) cmdr shelev: ::grumbes:: Aye, SIR. ::Marches off in the direction indicated, bumping into walls periodically.::
(8:23:58 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Grins as he points his light upward. As far as he can see, it still looks pretty intact. Of course, if you're going to build your cities this high, the base BETTER be damn sturdy::
(8:24:23 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Takes a deep breath and shouts at the top of his lungs:: Hey! Down this way!
(8:24:44 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::turns her head at McKnight's shout::
(8:24:45 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Sounds like the Major, let's go. You too, Shelev.
(8:24:50 PM) cmdr shelev: Which way is this way?
(8:25:06 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::walks over to Shelev and takes a fistfull of his sleeve::
(8:25:14 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::begins to pull::
(8:25:17 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Gets dragged.::
(8:25:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Say again!
(8:25:42 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::walking toward where he heard the sound from:
(8:25:52 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::follows Blackthorne, Shelev in tow::
(8:26:03 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Jogging back now:: Just wait where we fanned out from!
(8:27:08 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets there and waits:
(8:27:48 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks around at the crossing, feeling they've gotten very little headway, but hopes McKnight's lead pans out::
(8:28:34 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Comes up to the rest in short order.:: Sorry, just didn't want to keep yelling. I've seen signs that people do, in fact, come this way. Offhand, I'd say we got extremely lucky that whoever's after us didn't have anyone waiting.
(8:28:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: okay, llead on.

(8:29:03 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Does so!::
(8:31:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::sees the double doors::
(8:31:18 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Stairs behind them?
(8:32:25 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Stairs behind them. How far up they go, I have no idea.
(8:33:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Looks good to me then. This is our ticket up.
(8:34:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:35:01 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:35:02 PM) MisterBoxingBear: We should shut the doors behind us. They'll figure we escaped the lowest level soon, but no sense leaving a trail.
(8:35:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:35:06 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Paused::
(8:35:06 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::Pauses::
(8:35:16 PM) cmdr shelev: where is my limousine
(8:35:45 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Well, I'd hoped to have made it further, but we'll get there next week.
(8:35:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Good job tonight though.
(8:36:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That's all for this week, see y'all next time. :)
(8:37:07 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Sweet. Night guys.
(8:37:10 PM) MisterBoxingBear left the room.
(8:37:15 PM) cmdr shelev: ta ta
(8:37:21 PM) cmdr shelev left the room.