6:57:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya T'Kirr

6:58:22 PM lcdrtkirr: 'Ello.

6:58:40 PM vadmblackthorne: How are ya?

6:58:48 PM lcdrtkirr: All right

7:02:04 PM lcdrtkirr: We weren't planning a log or anything, were we

7:02:15 PM vadmblackthorne: Nope.

7:03:26 PM lcdrtkirr: I have chocolate. 8)

7:03:30 PM vadmblackthorne: Always good!

7:03:35 PM lcdrtkirr: Oh I wanted to ask you

7:03:38 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes?

7:03:51 PM lcdrtkirr: That emote pack for Trillian.. how do you make it recognize the plugin?

7:04:10 PM vadmblackthorne: I dunno, I don't use Trillian.

7:04:16 PM lcdrtkirr: Oh whoops

7:04:22 PM lcdrtkirr: Okay AIM then

7:04:28 PM vadmblackthorne: Don't use that either

7:04:35 PM vadmblackthorne: www.pidgin.im

7:04:46 PM misterboxingbear: Hey.

7:04:50 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya

7:05:09 PM lcdrtkirr: Hi

7:07:47 PM vadmblackthorne: Now where is my XO.

7:14:18 PM vadmblackthorne: Hi Percy

7:14:24 PM ltpercybusard: Hoy.

7:14:56 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, it would seem I'm sans XO tonight.

7:15:02 PM vadmblackthorne: But we can begin anyway.

7:15:18 PM ltpercybusard: Shmokay.

7:15:46 PM vadmblackthorne: Tonight, much of the fleet has assembled.

7:15:56 PM vadmblackthorne: Forty ships of Third Fleet have arrived over the Xindi colony.

7:17:05 PM vadmblackthorne: On long range sensors, a Machen Bren fleet about twice our size has appeared, about a day out.

7:17:42 PM vadmblackthorne: This day we spend preparing our defenses. Questions?

7:17:49 PM lcdrtkirr: I hate war.

7:18:25 PM vadmblackthorne: Good. If you liked it, I'd worry.

7:18:45 PM misterboxingbear: It could just mean she's seen 300.

7:18:51 PM vadmblackthorne: True.

7:19:02 PM lcdrtkirr: Give or take.

7:19:18 PM ltpercybusard: Is this war going to involve blood?

7:19:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes.

7:19:34 PM ltpercybusard: Yay! I love war!

7:19:39 PM ltpercybusard: ...*shifty eyes*

7:19:51 PM vadmblackthorne: The more of it, the quicker it's over.

7:20:34 PM vadmblackthorne: So, let's get ready. Remember your assignments from the meeting.

7:20:36 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:20:37 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:20:38 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:21:33 PM vadmblackthorne: :disseminating orders amongst 40 ships::

7:22:51 PM lcdrtkirr: ::at Science::

7:23:01 PM vadmblackthorne: T'Kirr, ETA of the Machen Bren fleet?

7:23:20 PM lcdrtkirr: Approximately twenty-one hours.

7:23:36 PM vadmblackthorne: Set that on a timer on every viewer.

7:23:36 PM ltpercybusard: ::Finishing the memorizing the various bits of the unfamiliar ships they'd brought in, presumably::

7:23:43 PM lcdrtkirr: Aye, sir.

7:24:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Are the Mustangs ready?

7:24:35 PM misterboxingbear: ::Down on the planet, the cave system from last time has been renovated with a speed that borders on superhuman.  As he ushers some marines carrying several antigrav sleds worth of munitions to the armory, the cavern is practically

7:24:55 PM lcdrtkirr: The last three are having their tanks topped off now, sir.

7:25:20 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods: Your efforts with Busard on detecting their cloak, any progress?

7:25:27 PM misterboxingbear: drowned in the sound of people moving through by the hundreds, as engineers finish welding duranium support pillars in place.::

7:25:57 PM lcdrtkirr: Not yet, Admiral.  It's my top priority.

7:26:31 PM vadmblackthorne: Keep at it.

7:26:38 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods::

7:26:53 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks out the main viewer at the assembled fleet::

7:27:21 PM lcdrtkirr: EnsLogan> +Science+ Logan to T'Kirr.

7:27:39 PM lcdrtkirr: +Logan+ T'Kirr here.

7:28:12 PM lcdrtkirr: EnsLogan> +Science+ Commander, I've finished with Deck Five.  The relays are as sharp as they're gonna get.

7:28:39 PM lcdrtkirr: +Logan+  Well done.  Bring me your report as soon as it's ready.

7:28:54 PM vadmblackthorne: +Busard+ Blackthorne to Lt. Busard.

7:29:00 PM lcdrtkirr: Enslogan> +Science+ Acknowledged.

7:29:42 PM vadmblackthorne: (Hay shelev)

7:29:45 PM lcdrtkirr: ((omg who invited the blue guy))

7:29:47 PM misterboxingbear: (Hey.)

7:29:51 PM ltpercybusard: Busard here.

7:29:52 PM cmdrshelev: ((what))

7:29:53 PM lcdrtkirr: ((I mean err.. hi, boss))

7:30:25 PM vadmblackthorne: +Busard+ Your report on dissecting that ship, Lt?

7:31:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::listens in::

7:31:52 PM cmdrshelev: ((Assume for the sake of continuity that I am on the bridge :v: ))

7:32:03 PM lcdrtkirr: ((You weren't?))

7:32:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ((I thought you were here, just quietly hung over))

7:32:54 PM ltpercybusard: Almost done, sir. A couple parts left to put back into place, but I should have some schematics to work with soon.

7:33:05 PM vadmblackthorne: +Busard+ Any idea how that cloak works?

7:35:52 PM ltpercybusard: Working on it right now, sir.

7:36:27 PM vadmblackthorne: +Busard+ Keep me posted. Atlantis's readiness?

7:37:50 PM lcdrtkirr: ::having obtained valuable sensor data on MB stealth raiders during their last Mustang 'test run', has sent the report to Engineering, which quietly beeps on a convenient panel therein::

7:39:53 PM ltpercybusard: She's as ready as she'll ever be, sir. I realigned the sensors to ideal placement, and all extra power has been made available for weapon and shield strength.

7:40:09 PM vadmblackthorne: +Busard+ Thank you, Lieutenant. Blackthorne out.

7:40:18 PM vadmblackthorne: ::turns and barks:: Shelev!

7:40:31 PM cmdrshelev: Sir!

7:40:45 PM vadmblackthorne: Your readiness drills.

7:41:03 PM vadmblackthorne: How have they been coming?

7:41:25 PM cmdrshelev: We're down to 25 seconds from yellow alert to full red battlestations.

7:42:32 PM vadmblackthorne: That's good time. We have 21 hours left.

7:42:47 PM vadmblackthorne: In that time, I am ordering everyone aboard to get eight hours sleep.

7:42:58 PM lcdrtkirr: EnsLogan> ::enters Bridge, slipping in behind T'Kirr to access a back panel while simultaneously sliding a PADD in front of T'Kirr::

7:43:08 PM cmdrshelev: Who's taking night watch?

7:43:13 PM vadmblackthorne: Harper.

7:43:18 PM cmdrshelev: Right.

7:43:23 PM vadmblackthorne: I want this crew rested for what's ahead.

7:43:30 PM vadmblackthorne: In fact, make that order fleetwide,.

7:43:59 PM lcdrtkirr: ((Heaven forbid the MB fleet jumps up a warp factor))

7:44:08 PM cmdrshelev: Aye, sir.

7:44:19 PM vadmblackthorne: ((They're at max warp. :p  ))

7:44:25 PM lcdrtkirr: ((Yeah, yeah))

7:44:30 PM cmdrshelev: ::Puts that in the hourly status notice broadcast shipwide.::

7:45:38 PM vadmblackthorne: In the meantime, continue the drills.

7:46:13 PM vadmblackthorne: Get Major McKnight on the horn, I need a status report from the surface.

7:46:55 PM cmdrshelev: When do you want this eight hours of sleep? A red alert drill isn't conducive to that.

7:47:16 PM vadmblackthorne: End the drills in about ten hours.

7:47:26 PM cmdrshelev: Aye.

7:47:49 PM cmdrshelev: +McKnight+ Shelev to McKnight, status report, please.

7:48:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::finds a moment between checks to go over Logan's PADD::

7:51:35 PM misterboxingbear: +Shelev+ Okie dokey.  We've got 30,000 boots on the ground.  Of those, about two thirds of those are Star Fleet security, but I know some of the commanders from a ways back, and I'm assured they're good people.  We're getting them

7:52:43 PM misterboxingbear: properly equipped as fast as we can, but they're more than up to a reserve role.  The defense itself is being planned on two fronts.  Assuming they bother sending a groujd invasion instead of just nuking us into irradiated guacamole

7:53:06 PM lcdrtkirr: ((lol))

7:53:17 PM cmdrshelev: (( :words: ))

7:53:28 PM ltpercybusard: (Tasty AND gives you super powers. Couldn't be better!)

7:54:48 PM misterboxingbear: from orbit, the main settlement is the only thing WORTH taking, so that's our first line of defense.  We're cramming the caverns with reserve troops and supplies, and we've submerged enough transporter relays to


7:55:29 PM lcdrtkirr: ((Someone get the man a clipboard))

7:55:52 PM cmdrshelev: ((oh shelev stopped listening after "30,000 boots on the ground"))

7:56:19 PM misterboxingbear: ensure a pretty reliable supply train.  Force shield covering both...we'll be a pain in their ass, sir.

7:56:43 PM vadmblackthorne: +McK+ Major.

7:57:07 PM misterboxingbear: +Blacky+ Admiral?

7:57:13 PM vadmblackthorne: +M+ Worst case scenario, we have to evac these people. Can we do it?

7:57:17 PM cmdrshelev: ((kill whitey))

8:00:35 PM misterboxingbear: +Going to one letter is cheating, you son of a bitch.+ Anyone with any sense is already loading onto whatever ships they haven't already repurposed for construction materials.  The rest, like us if it comes to that, will fall back

8:01:19 PM misterboxingbear: to the caverns.  We've got all the entrances sealed up pretty well, and we've set up plenty of transport enhancers.  If you can stick around long enough up there, we can make our way to you, sir.

8:01:32 PM vadmblackthorne: ++ Alright. Be prepared for that eventuality.

8:03:31 PM misterboxingbear: Don't worry about us, sir.  The SFMC hasn't suffered the dishonor of a rout since its founding.  We'll hold.

8:03:49 PM vadmblackthorne: Good. Blackthorne out.

8:03:57 PM ltpercybusard: (Crap, compy might shut down on me in a minute. Brb)

8:06:23 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks out again at all the ships on the screen::

8:07:03 PM lcdrtkirr: :: displays fleet in Hi-Def for the Admiral ::

8:07:18 PM vadmblackthorne: Tactical overlay.

8:07:29 PM cmdrshelev: ::pres butan::

8:07:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::beep::

8:07:41 PM ltpercybusard: (Yay, it didn't) +T'Kirr+ Busard to T'Kirr. I think I found something.

8:07:59 PM lcdrtkirr: +Busard+ Go ahead.

8:08:41 PM vadmblackthorne: ::starts arranging them in his head::

8:10:26 PM ltpercybusard: I managed to take a good look at the cloaking device on the foreign vessels down here. Looks like we may have something to work with. I'll have to run some tests, but it's possible that by combining this technology with our sensor a

8:11:20 PM vadmblackthorne: ::takes out his PADD and creates two formations::

8:11:24 PM ltpercybusard: *array, and programming it right, I might be able to jerryrig (sp?) a some sort of cloaking detection device.

8:11:46 PM ltpercybusard: (-nix the "a" before "some"-)

8:12:06 PM lcdrtkirr: +Busard+ Is its construction plausable within our time frame?

8:13:05 PM lcdrtkirr: ::glances over a the big countdown timer of 20+ hours on half the monitors across the rear of the Bridge::

8:13:51 PM ltpercybusard: +T'Kirr+ If I can get enough Raktagino, I imagine so.

8:14:08 PM lcdrtkirr: +Busard+ What do you need from me?

8:16:07 PM ltpercybusard: +T'Kirr+ I'll need system logs from the last attacks we've gotten from these ships, and an extra hand'd be nice.

8:16:55 PM vadmblackthorne: ::hands the PADD to Shelev:: Get these out to the fleet.

8:17:02 PM lcdrtkirr: +Busard+ The logs are ready and waiting.  As to the latter, shall I meet you in Engineering?

8:18:04 PM lcdrtkirr: ((Nice drawing cap'n, all ships should put on their fridge!))

8:18:15 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Shush you!))

8:19:11 PM cmdrshelev: ::Takes the PADD and starts transmitting coordinates.:

8:19:20 PM ltpercybusard: +T'Kirr+ It would be greatly appreciated.

8:19:34 PM lcdrtkirr: +Busard+ Understood.  On my way.

8:20:32 PM lcdrtkirr: ::with one last glance at Blackthorne, closes her station and exits to a lift::  Main Engineering.

8:20:37 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods to T'Kirr:

8:23:04 PM lcdrtkirr: EnsLogan>  ::gladly takes over the cooler monitor::

8:23:04 PM lcdrtkirr: ::is deposited neatly on Deck 16::

8:23:05 PM misterboxingbear: ::After inspecting the fortifications along the tunnels leading into the cavern, and concluding that any assault strong enough to get past the force fields alone would likely collapse the tunnels, he transports into the main city to

8:23:05 PM lcdrtkirr: ::walks out onto the deck, looking for Busard::

8:24:14 PM ltpercybusard: +Would be standing behind a table with all kinds of crap on it, on the right. Percy looks up, and gestures her over+ Lt. Commander, ma'am.

8:26:21 PM vadmblackthorne: ((test)

8:26:23 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods and approaches, looking over the junk::

8:26:23 PM misterboxingbear: hang up his rifle and pick up a shovel, that he might help fill the hundreds upon hundreds of shipping containers from the fleet with dirt and gravel, a low tech fortification but it would serve well enough against the bulk of the

8:26:35 PM lcdrtkirr: ((Crap, I didn't study!))

8:26:58 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Connection went weird))

8:27:18 PM ltpercybusard: +She points at what appears to be a large black chunk of metal, front and center+ This is the cloaking device I spoke of. Now, I've managed to activate it in an isolated area, and it seems that once activated, it emits a variety of

8:27:24 PM misterboxingbear: enemy small arms fire.  These would be stacked, tightly bound, and then thoroughly sprayed down with an ablative coating to help disperse energy weapons fire.::

8:28:45 PM ltpercybusard: frequencies that block sensor detection in a wide radius.

8:30:04 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Letting this go a little longer for Busard and T'Kirr, btw.))

8:32:20 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods:: How can I help?

8:34:12 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander Shelev, have all the ships received those formations?

8:34:32 PM ltpercybusard: Well, my thought is that if we can find some way of isolating the precise, separate frequencies, we can program the fleet's sensors to detect that sequence, thus allowing our weapons to target enemy incoming ships. But there are any

8:35:41 PM cmdrshelev: Aye, Admiral

8:36:25 PM vadmblackthorne: Have Bravo squadron break off and assume an orbit opposite ours.

8:36:49 PM ltpercybusard: number of ways that could prove inefficient, and I don't even know what this thing runs on for long periods of time. I was hoping you could help with that.

8:37:42 PM cmdrshelev: Aye, Bravo breaking off. ::Commits orders::

8:38:04 PM vadmblackthorne: That may sow some confusion when they arrive, allowing us to flank.

8:38:06 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods:: I'll start running tests if you prepare the installation and tactical interface.  ::points to some strings of numbers on the display:: These are the frequencies you've tried here?

8:38:22 PM ltpercybusard: They are.

8:38:51 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods and gets to work::

8:39:05 PM vadmblackthorne: ((That seems like a good breakpoint.))

8:39:07 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SI

8:39:10 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:39:12 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:39:16 PM lcdrtkirr: I was thinking the same.

8:39:20 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::

8:39:32 PM lcdrtkirr: Hey McKnight.

8:39:42 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, next week, the Machen Bren arrive. Anything you need to happen in the remaining 20 hours should be done in a log.

8:40:06 PM ltpercybusard: 'Kay.

8:40:59 PM misterboxingbear: Sorry, zoned out for a second.

8:41:06 PM lcdrtkirr: Heh

8:41:16 PM misterboxingbear: What's up?

8:41:18 PM lcdrtkirr: This is the period key [ . ], and what traditionally follows such key is called "Enter"

8:41:26 PM lcdrtkirr: =P

8:42:12 PM lcdrtkirr: I think this is the part where you say 'bite me'.

8:42:36 PM misterboxingbear: Oh, that's no fun.

8:42:52 PM misterboxingbear: Rather, my renvenge shall be long thought out, elaborate and cruel.

8:42:56 PM misterboxingbear: Aw, fuck.

8:43:06 PM ltpercybusard: Pfah. You? Revenge?

8:43:08 PM lcdrtkirr: Erm...?

8:43:10 PM ltpercybusard: *snicker*

8:43:11 PM misterboxingbear: Well, my revenge will be all that crap.

8:43:28 PM vadmblackthorne: I'm sure!

8:43:34 PM cmdrshelev: :black101:

8:43:38 PM lcdrtkirr: All what crap?  As in, not changing a bloody thing?

8:44:47 PM lcdrtkirr: All you're doin' by writing so much is scream, "I need to write a log!"

8:44:54 PM vadmblackthorne: Oh snap.

8:44:56 PM lcdrtkirr: Okay not all, but

8:45:38 PM ltpercybusard: Careful. Now he'll just start writing longer and more drawn out ones.

8:46:09 PM lcdrtkirr: They're so descriptive and cool, I just hate having to scroll up to remember what came before =P

8:46:50 PM lcdrtkirr: Okay, so I'm dealing with it.  You know I love you, McKnight.

8:48:11 PM vadmblackthorne: Sounds like there's a lot of writing to do this week!

8:48:31 PM cmdrshelev: monkeys and typewriters

8:49:38 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay then, that's all for tonight. See you next week and hopefully in the logs.

8:50:00 PM lcdrtkirr: You bet!

8:50:03 PM ltpercybusard: :-D

8:50:22 PM cmdrshelev: ta ta

8:50:28 PM vadmblackthorne: G'night!