Conversation with ussatlantis at 2/27/2007 7:15:20 PM on VAdm Blackthorne (aim)

(7:15:21 PM) cmdr shelev entered the room.
(7:15:21 PM) MisterBoxingBear entered the room.
(7:15:21 PM) LCdr TKirr entered the room.
(7:15:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne entered the room.
(7:15:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hey folks
(7:15:42 PM) MisterBoxingBear: And...hey.
(7:16:15 PM) LCdr TKirr: Hey. On a strange computer on a strange connection in a strange place in a strange state o.O
(7:16:30 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: MADNESS!
(7:18:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then, we can go ahead and get started.
(7:18:15 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Tonight, we've started to climb a stairway. A long stairway.
(7:18:51 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hopefully, it will lead us far enough up to find a way off this planet.
(7:18:53 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?
(7:18:57 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Shelev better not fall.
(7:19:08 PM) cmdr shelev: yah can I just follow you around until we get off this rock
(7:19:15 PM) cmdr shelev: asking me to do something is delaying the inevitable
(7:19:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Shelev, if you fall, you're going all the way to the bottom.
(7:20:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then.
(7:21:02 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:21:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:21:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:21:16 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks up from the bottom of the stairs::
(7:21:24 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::cranes his neck::These go a long way.
(7:21:51 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::holding her scanner up before her, looks to Blackthorne and nods her agreement::
(7:22:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That's our ticket then. Move out.
(7:22:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::starts up the stairs::
(7:23:11 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::falls in behind Blackthorne, watching her step::
(7:23:21 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Grimaces:: We better hope it doesn't go TOO far. Given how careful these people are to sweep everything we've seen down here under the rug, any door that exits in the nice part of town is probably sealed up.
(7:23:26 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Keep an eye on the commander.
(7:23:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: A door is never sealed with the right key.
(7:23:50 PM) cmdr shelev: ::grumblefollowgrumble::
(7:24:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION: 15 minutes later we're still climbing.
(7:25:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Just in case you didn't have your physical yet...
(7:26:26 PM) MisterBoxingBear: So...what's our plan once we get out to the city proper? Without knowing who send those thugs after us...
(7:26:26 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::frowning at her tricorder, moving more slowly upwards::
(7:26:28 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks up, seeing no end in sight::
(7:26:46 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Our plan is to proceed as normal, finding a way off the planet.
(7:27:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Any attacks will be dealt with, we've no time to sit around.
(7:27:56 PM) MisterBoxingBear: I get that. What I'm asking we want to go through the official channels to do it?
(7:28:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Oh, absolutely not.
(7:28:09 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: We're stealing a ride.
(7:28:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Diplomacy be damned, I've had enough of this place.
(7:29:13 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::perks an eyebrow, but doesn't look up from her readings::
(7:29:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Terrible hospitality anyway.
(7:30:33 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Yeah, I think I may have to reconsider building a summer home here.
(7:30:45 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I''m not even sure what season it is.
(7:30:57 PM) cmdr shelev: They have seasons?
(7:31:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Most planets do.
(7:32:07 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION: 30 minutes go by, still climbing.
(7:32:44 PM) MisterBoxingBear: I think my ears just popped.
(7:32:53 PM) cmdr shelev: I think my food just popped.
(7:32:57 PM) cmdr shelev: *foot
(7:34:15 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::panting:: We must be ascending... many, many levels.
(7:34:17 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Kiley> ::Says something witty::
(7:34:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It could be worse.
(7:34:43 PM) cmdr shelev: Well there is death..
(7:35:41 PM) MisterBoxingBear: I'm just glad we got started when we did. Someone's going to check this way up eventually.
(7:36:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks at T'Kirr:: Hang in there.
(7:37:06 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::swallows between pants with a nod::
(7:37:23 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> 45 minutes later, guess what, still climbing.
(7:37:25 PM) LCdr TKirr: <<lol sorry was laughing, just saw a Priceline commercial with Shatner>>
(7:37:35 PM) MisterBoxingBear: (I love that guy.)
(7:38:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (Hel yes)
(7:38:31 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::starting to show signs of exertion::
(7:39:00 PM) LCdr TKirr: ((starting... you've got to be kidding me))
(7:39:02 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Grins at T'Kirr. Regular holodeck training of the physical kind was pretty much mandatory for the security department, but even his legs were starting to burn by this point.:: Must bring back some old Academy memories, eh?
(7:39:38 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (He still runs every morning!)
(7:40:29 PM) cmdr shelev: My knees are giving out.
(7:40:46 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Order them to keep going, that's an order.
(7:41:14 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::now only occasionally peering at her readings::
(7:42:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I think I need to run farther in the mornings.
(7:42:35 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Grimaces as the rifle in his hands starts to get heavy. It's not exactly Star Fleet issue lightweight composites.:: I think I miss when we were getting shot at.
(7:42:44 PM) cmdr shelev: You need to stop bringing the entire senior staff on away teams you sadist
(7:43:06 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It was a diplomatic mission and required of us. Otherwise you'd be leading it.
(7:44:25 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Oh, dear that a ceiling?!!
(7:45:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks up:: No.
(7:45:11 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> An hour later....
(7:45:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (these times are elapsed, not cumulative)
(7:45:36 PM) LCdr TKirr: ((Oooooh))
(7:45:55 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That, Major, is a ceiling.
(7:46:23 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks up a moment before quickly consulting her scanner::
(7:47:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets to the top landing of the stairs and stops, panting, staring at a door::
(7:47:29 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Takes a few deep breaths once they finally come to rest::
(7:47:46 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::stops gratefully::
(7:48:16 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets his canteen of water and takes a few deep pulls::
(7:48:50 PM) MisterBoxingBear: What does the tricorder say? Are we going to have to try and improvise explosives for this thing?
(7:50:05 PM) LCdr TKirr: It's sealed from the other side, but a sustained phaser beam to the lock should suffice.
(7:50:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: In five minutes.
(7:50:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gestures to the floor:: Take a breather.
(7:50:50 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Smirks to hide his gratitude:: Well, far be it from me to push the old guy too hard.
(7:51:43 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I'd worry more about the commander there. ::gestures to Shelev:
(7:52:45 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::lowers herself to the floor with the little grace she has left and begins to slowly rub at her tired muscles::
(7:53:00 PM) cmdr shelev: ::snores::
(7:53:18 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::slides down the wall and drinks more water::
(7:53:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: You'd think they'd invent elevators already.
(7:55:04 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Takes a long swig from his own improvised water vessel.:: Oh, I'm sure they have. But there's no way we would have slipped past unnoticed using one. If we could even get to it.
(7:56:31 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ;:nods tiredly:: Yes, I was being facetious.
(7:57:40 PM) cmdr shelev: ::a tumbleweed rolls down the stairs.::
(7:57:54 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Since it's been about that long out of character, McKnight reluctantly rises to his feet after he estimated the allowed time had passed, and retrieves his phaser:: Well...anyone else ready to get out of here?
(7:58:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands, looking a little refreshed:: Let's see what's on the other side.
(7:59:07 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::stands, looking ready::
(7:59:54 PM) cmdr shelev: Shoot it already.
(7:59:58 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Sets it to level 16, having preserved the charge by using the other weapons they've picked up, and fires away::
(8:00:42 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::watches expectantly::
(8:01:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::sees the lock glow red and melt::
(8:01:49 PM) MisterBoxingBear: God, this thing was built pretty tough. Not tough enough though.
(8:02:11 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::With that, leans up against the door, just in case the rest of it's as heavy duty, and begins pushing.::
(8:03:04 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::draws his two phasers::
(8:03:50 PM) cmdr shelev: ::draws his pissant holdout phaser::
(8:04:35 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::prompted by the others, draws her own phaser::
(8:04:53 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION: The door swings open and reveals.... the end of an empty hallway, of what looks to be a service area of a larger building.
(8:05:32 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Huh, anyone else feeling a little deja vu?
(8:05:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I'm betting all of this building doesn't look like this.
(8:07:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::notices a red light blinking on a wall panel::
(8:07:21 PM) MisterBoxingBear: They might have built every succeeding level from the same blueprint. If we see train tracks, I figure we'll know for sure.
(8:07:26 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: But that's a silent alarm. ::points to the light, which is next to a card reader::
(8:07:34 PM) cmdr shelev: I'm not pushing the button this time.
(8:07:43 PM) MisterBoxingBear: I think I'm getting a second wind.
(8:07:53 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Right, time to get out of here. ::starts to run down the hall::
(8:09:07 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::follows at a rapid pace::
(8:09:58 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Typical marine instincts coming to the fore, he bolts to take point without thinking, rifle up and eyes scanning the area.::
(8:10:01 PM) Unable to send message: The message is too large.
(8:10:10 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Stumblebumpshuffle::
(8:10:30 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> We run through several intersections and unlocked doors, making it into a much nicer part of the building.
(8:10:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Three heavyset humanoid uniformed guards see us and point, waving their beatsticks and grunting. They give chase. Slowly.
(8:12:07 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Swears and falls to one knee, opening fire. The first few shots are over their heads, hoping they'll get the idea and stay down long enough for them to move on. If they prove brave, the next shots will be lower.::
(8:12:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::Sees the guards turn and run::
(8:12:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Underpaid guards are a constant, I see.
(8:15:01 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Gets up and sprints to catch up to the others.:: Unfortunately, they're usually followed by police.
(8:15:28 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::moves along quickly, stealing glances at their radar for the approaching enemy::
(8:16:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> We emerge into a lobby and cause a great scene!
(8:16:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Front door, GOOOOOO!
(8:16:54 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::taking only a moment to look around in surprise, puts all effort into sprinting for the exit::
(8:17:22 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::dashes, surprised not to take any fire::
(8:17:45 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Watches those in the way scatter as he heads outside. Obviously, not used to visitors from down below.:: Okay...any thoughts on where to find a ship?
(8:18:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::emerges onto a busy street and keeps running for a few blocks::
(8:18:22 PM) cmdr shelev: ::FLEE::
(8:18:30 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stops and hears police sirens down the street, coming from the other direction::
(8:18:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: A private spaceport is our best bet. Public ones are usually fairly locked down.
(8:19:04 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks toward the sound::
(8:21:14 PM) MisterBoxingBear: At this point? SO not picky.
(8:21:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I can agree with that.
(8:21:38 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks up::
(8:21:42 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::eyes dart quickly over her readings, making sense of the sudden chaos on the screen::
(8:21:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::watches a few minutes for air traffic:;
(8:23:22 PM) LCdr TKirr: It's difficult to tell due to no engine activity, but there appear to be a cluster of space worthy vessels less than a kilometer to the east.
(8:23:52 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::points for emphasis::
(8:24:07 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Let's move then.
(8:24:14 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Moves to Shelev to support him. They're gonna have to hustle:: Good enough.
(8:26:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The sirens seem to be converging as they move.
(8:28:07 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::abandons monitoring her tricorder in favor of looking about::
(8:28:35 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Frowning at the ever increasing noise, he knows they don't have anywhere else to go with greater hope of evading the authorities, so he just tries to put an extra boost in his pace.::
(8:31:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::notices something along the wall as they're running, on a billboard, snatches it as they run by::
(8:32:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::stuffs it into his jacket::
(8:32:49 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Frowns:: Valdalism? Your priorities are a little out of whack, dontcha think?
(8:32:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It was a picture that caught my eye.
(8:32:59 PM) MisterBoxingBear: (Vandalism)
(8:33:40 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Fantastic.
(8:33:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> We emerge into a town square, with a rather large amount of police in wait, guns drawn.
(8:34:04 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Well...fuck.
(8:34:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::skids to a halt, looking around::
(8:34:16 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: :siren: > HALT. YOU ARE SURROUNDED.
(8:35:05 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::stops quickly, staring at all the barrels::
(8:35:05 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Makes a quick assessment of the situation. They are indeed surrounded, with absolutely no cover at all. Fighting seems pretty suicidal.::
(8:36:15 PM) cmdr shelev: Barter with what?
(8:36:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Bounty? I assure you my starship can cover the cost of any bounty.
(8:36:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::lying out of his ass::
(8:36:39 PM) MisterBoxingBear: How much are we worth anyway, you crooked shits?
(8:36:40 PM) cmdr shelev: ((WHAT DOES DOG NEED WITH A STARSHIP))
(8:37:08 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::looks from one to the other::
(8:38:08 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Oh, I indeed have a starship. A captured Federation starship, even.
(8:38:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Among others. ::shrugs:: Or just take the bounty.
(8:38:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Your choice!
(8:39:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: :siren: > Murmuring can be heard.
(8:39:03 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::swallows and keeps quiet, attempting to show nothing::
(8:39:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::waits for an answer::
(8:39:50 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Suddenly, McKnight's hand instinctively moves to cover his face as a roaring sound starts up from some unknown direction, and some unknown force kicks up a ton of dust in front of him.::
(8:40:20 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: :siren: > ::scrambling and shooting randomly in the air at nothing::
(8:40:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::senses a diversion! :haw: and dives back toward the storefronts for cover::
(8:40:56 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ACTION> He doesn't have to wonder long, as 30 feet above his head, a brief distortion effect precedes the Machen Bren stealth ship drops its holographic camoflague and lets loose a volley of micro torpedoes into the police
(8:40:59 PM) MisterBoxingBear: formation.::
(8:41:30 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Now shelev is blind, deaf, and dizzy. HAT TRICK::
(8:41:38 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Much screaming is heard from all over, including the store!
(8:42:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Told you I had a starship you bloody inconsiderate fools.
(8:42:46 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ACTION> And a moment later, doors open up on either side of the ship, Delorean style. From the side facing the police, a volley of phaser blasts erupt to serve as suppression fire. On the side facing the away team, a trio of
(8:42:52 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::keeps low, watching the stealth ship revealed, thinking she's never been so glad to see it::
(8:43:01 PM) MisterBoxingBear: marines scramble out, weapons at the ready::
(8:43:21 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Marine> Move, sirs!
(8:43:47 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ACTION> Oh, and it lands at some point in there. Duh.
(8:43:57 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::doesn't hesitate and moves::
(8:44:02 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::doesn't have to hear twice, runs like hell for the ship doors::
(8:45:06 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::dives inside::
(8:45:57 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::darts inside and hugs the wall::
(8:45:59 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Runs around in a tizzy, flops towards the door, a marine catches him and throws the andorian into the ship.::
(8:46:47 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::And with a smile to the marines, hops in last, screaming into the distance:: Semper Fi, dipshits!
(8:48:04 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ACTION> And the SECOND they're all onboard, the doors close again, and the holographic camoflague is engaged again as the ship speed off, weaving its way to the top level.
(8:49:26 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ACTION> And from the cockpit area, that engineer character I used a few times before...Rodney something, looks back with a grin.
(8:49:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::smiles back:: Makes me happy we stole this thing!
(8:49:53 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Rodney> Glad you made such a fuss when you got up here, sirs! Otherwise, tapping their police frequencies wouldn't have done us much good.
(8:50:50 PM) cmdr shelev: We're good at causing a scene.
(8:51:08 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: None of us are English.
(8:51:12 PM) cmdr shelev: So were we supposed to meet some diplomats? Or were those guys the diplomats?
(8:51:25 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Fuck the diplomats, get us back to Atlantis.
(8:51:40 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Rodney> Fucking the diplomats, aye sir.
(8:51:40 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::sinks to a seat, taking the time to breathe and rest::
(8:52:16 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::climbs into a seat and holds on to his ass::
(8:53:51 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Rodney> Oh, and by the way, Commander Harper wished me to convey her most profound apoligies for disobeying your direct orders, sir!
(8:55:02 PM) cmdr shelev: She's fired.
(8:55:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::smirks::
(8:56:09 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Rodney> ::And with that, he turns back toward his newly slapped on Star Fleet interface. He's going to have to monitor the stealth systems pretty carefully if they plan to evade detection long enough to get back to Atlantis.::
(8:56:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::to Rodney:: I'll be sure to reprimand her appropriately!
(8:57:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:57:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:57:12 PM) MisterBoxingBear: ::Grins, but otherwise remains silent, the adrenaline beginning to wear off as he sits there, leaning on his souvenier plasma rifle.::
(8:57:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(8:57:15 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Paused.
(8:57:16 PM) LCdr TKirr: ::pauses::
(8:57:30 PM) cmdr shelev: ok I go back to playing ocarina of time :v:
(8:57:46 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hey, a nice exciting sim!
(8:58:10 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Indeed. Got a lot more done than last time.
(8:58:16 PM) LCdr TKirr: Weee
(8:58:35 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, next time we'll actually make it back to the ship and move on to the next storyline.
(8:59:28 PM) MisterBoxingBear: Sweet.
(8:59:30 PM) LCdr TKirr: Hopefully I can be here!
(8:59:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hope so!
(8:59:50 PM) LCdr TKirr: This is the first time I've simmed from EST... brutal
(9:00:36 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Ah yes, midnight there. gotosleep!
(9:00:44 PM) LCdr TKirr: Yessir!
(9:00:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: See y'all next week.
(9:01:08 PM) LCdr TKirr: Night, all.
(9:01:37 PM) cmdr shelev left the room.