7:01:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hey folks

7:01:44 PM Lt Percy Busard: Hoy!

7:03:13 PM MajDougMcKnight: Hey hey.

7:03:43 PM TKirr: BRB

7:05:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, all five of us at five after.

7:05:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well, as soon as T'Kirr ceases being AFK.

7:07:54 PM TKirr: Here.

7:08:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then! McKnight has the mission brief.

7:08:28 PM MajDougMcKnight: Indeed.


7:09:44 PM cmdr shelev: what

7:09:45 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tonight, the troops are in place according to the pre-agreed "Pie Plan", and patrols have begun while both sides await reinforcements.  Due to the uncertain duration of this mission, shore leave has

7:10:26 PM MajDougMcKnight: been authorized for everyone who actually matters for the plot, albeit restricted to the relatively secure government district.

7:10:48 PM MajDougMcKnight: And...that's it.  Questions?

7:10:58 PM Lt Percy Busard: Will there be more pie and booze?

7:11:15 PM TKirr: Any recommended destinations advertised?

7:11:46 PM MajDougMcKnight: That depends entirely on where you choose to spend your leave.  Both are available within the "green zone", as are a respectable selection of theatres, restaurants, and whatever else you feel like playing around in.

7:12:17 PM MajDougMcKnight: The Lebanese joint is supposed to be great.

7:12:58 PM MajDougMcKnight: Anything else?

7:13:05 PM TKirr: Anyone wanna go with me to see a blue chick singing opera?

7:13:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: wait I've seen that movie

7:13:24 PM TKirr: I hear it's a blast.

7:13:49 PM Lt Percy Busard: Can we get pie and booze after? If so, I'm in for the blue chick.

7:13:53 PM TKirr: Sure.

7:14:08 PM Lt Percy Busard: Woo!

7:14:08 PM cmdr shelev: METROPASS

7:14:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: multipass, heathen

7:14:19 PM TKirr: 9_9

7:14:20 PM cmdr shelev: :(

7:14:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then.

7:14:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:14:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:14:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:15:12 PM TKirr: ::stands in line at a concession stand outside the operahouse, peering at the menu::

7:15:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::not presently partaking in shoreleave, reading more on the situation in the flag office:

7:16:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::pauses his reading and smirks:: This is going to be a blast.

7:16:49 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Standing behind her:: Y'know, I wouldn't have thought they'd have a concession stand in an operahouse. Do they have anything alcoholic?

7:17:10 PM cmdr shelev: I'll take two alcoholics.

7:17:12 PM TKirr: ::points::

7:17:21 PM TKirr: Think that will make you woozy.

7:17:36 PM cmdr shelev: It's an opera.

7:17:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::closes the file and begins composing a letter to his son, telling him all about the past week since his last letter::

7:18:06 PM TKirr: ::steps up to the counter as the people in front walk away with a minature chicken-like treat::

7:18:25 PM TKirr: I'll take the... ::glances up at the sign:: ...Star corn?

7:19:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Concessionaire> All we gots left is da space soup and da space special.

7:19:22 PM TKirr: ::looks behind her at Percy::

7:19:45 PM Lt Percy Busard: Well, it's fifty-fifty. One of them's guaranteed to make an alien pop out of your belly.

7:19:57 PM TKirr: ::turns back:: Soup, please.

7:19:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Concessionaire> Oh and da booze. Ol' Homicide, bottled Monday.

7:20:10 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::McKnight, for his part, has managed to dodge the opera in favor of wandering the streets 6 blocks away in full gear, looking for explosive devices and the like::

7:20:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: C> ::sloshes out some soup into a bowl and puts a lid on it, hands it T'Kirr::

7:20:39 PM TKirr: ::takes it and moves out of the way::

7:20:53 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Steps up:: What's in the Ol' Homicide?

7:20:59 PM TKirr: ::puts her nose to the lid, attempting to sense its contents::

7:21:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: C> Ever'thin, including da dishrag.

7:21:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sends the letter off to his son, starts composing one to Trysa::

7:22:03 PM cmdr shelev: ::Wonders what the hell kind of opera this is.::

7:22:14 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Activates his comm::  McKnight to C&C.  Sector C5, secure.

7:22:26 PM MajDougMcKnight: C%C> +McKnight+ You sunk my battleship!

7:22:44 PM Lt Percy Busard: Interesting. I'll have two, and the Space Special.

7:23:08 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Mutters::  This is gonna be a blast.  +C&C+ McKnight out.

7:23:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: C> Haw! ::pours up two Ol' Homicides, and sloshes out a space special into a bowl and puts a lid on it for Percy::

7:24:08 PM cmdr shelev: I'll take something flammable. Which is probably the Ol' Homicide.

7:24:20 PM TKirr: ::watches Shelev as he orders, waiting::

7:24:25 PM Lt Percy Busard: Thanks. ::Pays and moves to where T'Kirr is:: So...want to take bets on which of us dies of food poisoning first?

7:24:33 PM cmdr shelev: :: ME MEME MEMEME ::

7:24:37 PM TKirr: ::perks a brow, not taking her eyes off Shelev::

7:24:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: C> Hang on, dat's a special order.

7:24:58 PM cmdr shelev: :: what ::

7:25:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: C> ::pours a regular Ol' Homicide, then goes under the counter and pulls out a tiny vial::

7:25:23 PM TKirr: ::pulls out her gold multipass from her pocket:: At least we'll have the best seats before we die.

7:25:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: C> :::holds the vial at arm's length, and verrrrrrrrrrry carefully lets ONE drop fall into the glass, as if he's afraid it will explode::

7:25:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: C> :haw: Enjoy!

7:26:02 PM cmdr shelev: Better tell me where the restrooms are in advance, just in case.

7:26:11 PM cmdr shelev: Or will I not have that kind of warning?

7:26:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: C> To da left, and da rehabilitation center is to da right.

7:26:21 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::To T'Kirr:: That IS a plus.

7:26:38 PM cmdr shelev: Noted. If I'm not back in two hours call the coroner.

7:26:46 PM TKirr: ::turns and starts walking with a look to Percy::

7:26:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: C> He stops by every half hour anyway...

7:27:19 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Follows her::

7:27:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sends a letter off to Trysa::

7:27:28 PM cmdr shelev: ::Drops a 50% tip on the counter since it's going to get expensed and follows the women.::

7:27:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: C> ::pockets the tip:: :dance:

7:27:48 PM cmdr shelev: Well, on the bright side, one of us is armed.

7:28:08 PM TKirr: ::makes her way into the auditorium, a large circular structure in a deep maroon with light brown trim along the various balcony levels::

7:28:14 PM Lt Percy Busard: Wait, really?

7:28:27 PM cmdr shelev: I am surprised I'm still standing here holding this glass.

7:28:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::starts a report to Zuriyev, then leans back in his chair and turns, looking down on the planet::

7:28:54 PM cmdr shelev: Please tell me you brought a tricorder to scan this thing. I want to know how I'll die.

7:29:08 PM TKirr: Do I go anywhere without it?

7:29:28 PM cmdr shelev: No, and the two of you may need counseling some day.

7:30:05 PM TKirr: ::mozeys down the aisle and, after a glance at the number, starts scooting towards their seats::

7:31:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::swivels back around to the office, enjoying the relative quiet, thinking they did a helluva job on this new Flag Office, flags and all::

7:31:31 PM Lt Percy Busard: Meh, been there, done that, got the t-shirt. ::Scoot scoot::

7:31:39 PM TKirr: ::once seated, puts her soup down and pulls out her tricorder, handing it across Percy to Shelev::

7:31:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::admires the civil war cannon::

7:31:53 PM cmdr shelev: ::follows t'kirr to his seat. A small drop of liquid falls off the glass and makes a seat cushion smoulder slightly.::

7:32:12 PM cmdr shelev: (( That thing is going to get fired in a sim one of these days.::

7:32:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The lights go down in the operahouse, and the curtain goes up.

7:32:53 PM cmdr shelev: ::Dammit, didn't get time to crack the tricorder open and now it would be rude.::

7:33:01 PM TKirr: ((Damn right))

7:33:39 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> That's okay.  Twenty minutes later, the performers take a short intermission, on account of the massive explosion audible off in the far distance.

7:33:52 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Pokes around in her food, making sure- Well crap.::

7:33:54 PM cmdr shelev: (( SPECIAL EFFECTS! ))

7:34:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((That's normal in La Boheme, really)

7:34:21 PM TKirr: ::stares straight ahead, admiring the large image of a M-class planet slowly rotating, obviously just a recording, as they're not REALLY in orbit...::

7:34:28 PM cmdr shelev: ::Applauds.::

7:35:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::stares out over the recreation of the battle of Gettysburg in the far far corner of his ridiculous office::

7:35:23 PM cmdr shelev: ::To Percy.:: Excellent sound system, even if it isn't classical in nature.

7:35:24 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Outside, McKnight and a large number of the marines immediately surrounding him rush to investigate.  With this few troops on the ground, each section still needs to help out the others any way they can::  +Baker+ Section 5,

7:35:26 PM MajDougMcKnight: report!

7:35:35 PM Lt Percy Busard: ..That's not the sound system.

7:35:54 PM cmdr shelev: ::Ponders this statement. Looks to make sure his drink is still there. It is, untouched.::

7:36:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((TOUCH IT))

7:36:17 PM cmdr shelev: (( I'm scared :[ ))

7:36:27 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> Moments later, Percy's assessment is confirmed, as the lights go back up, and a middle aged man in a well-tailored suit makes his way up on stage.

7:36:46 PM TKirr: ::waits for it::

7:36:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands and admires the flags flanking his desk, one of the Federation, the other for Third Fleet:

7:37:30 PM MajDougMcKnight: Baker> +McKnight+ Not sure yet, sir!  I think it WAS a parking garage, but it just went sky high!  And we're getting calls from multiple sectors!  Multiple hostile contacts!  This looks like a coordinated attack!

7:38:03 PM TKirr: ((parking garage... haha))

7:38:24 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::-Doesn't. She already knows that sound wasn't synthesized, and if it was an explosion, there's probably going to be a hell of a lot of ruckus to get through in a few minutes. As discretely as possible, she

7:38:34 PM Lt Percy Busard: tries to make her way out.::

7:38:51 PM MajDougMcKnight: Dapper gentlemen> We apoligize for the disruption, ladies and gentlemen.  I have been advised that an explosive device has been detonated, but outside this zone.  I would ask you to remain in your seats.

7:39:26 PM MajDougMcKnight: DG> Marines are securing all entrances and exits as we speak.  I assure you, you're quite safe.  The performance will resume in ten minutes, as-

7:40:05 PM cmdr shelev: ::Commbadge:: Atlantis, three to beam out on my mark.

7:40:24 PM TKirr: ::turns to Shelev::

7:41:02 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> As the dash always indicates, someone is shot.  In this case, by the first armed gunman to materialize next to the stage.  The next wave immediately activates portable transport inhibitors as still more set up force field

7:41:13 PM MajDougMcKnight: generators by the door.

7:42:09 PM TKirr: ::upon seeing the intruders,quickly ducks down between the seats, grabs for her tricorder, but it's not there::

7:42:29 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> And amid the inevitable screams, one particular invader, armed with a disruptor pistol, mounts the steps to the stage, firing off several shots at the ceiling to secure everyone's attention.

7:42:47 PM cmdr shelev: ::Crouches down, hands t'kirr the tricorder, gets his drink. Ponders where in the room it will do the most damage.::

7:42:54 PM cmdr shelev: Woulda been rude earlier.

7:43:07 PM TKirr: ::nods and whispers:: Of course.

7:43:27 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::-Dives when the shots are fired, crawls back to where T'Kirr and Shelev are::

7:43:33 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tactical NPC> +Blackthorne+ Sir, you're needed on the bridge!  We have a situation developing on the surface!

7:43:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::breaks his reverie and stalks out onto the bridge:: Report!

7:44:17 PM cmdr shelev: ::whispers, more or less ignoring the blowhard on stage.:: Percy, what did you see that we didn't?

7:44:50 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tac> Coming up on a minute ago now, ground teams reported multiple hostile contacts.  We're reading weapons discharges all throughout the city.  And it gets worse.

7:44:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Concessionaire> ::hauling ass the fuck out of there::

7:45:25 PM Lt Percy Busard: Force field generators and transporter inhibitors. And a lot of gunmen. If you saw all that, then not much else besides a guy pissing himself.

7:45:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: how.

7:45:52 PM MajDougMcKnight: Lead gunman> Gentlemen, regretfully we interrupt this scheduled showing of La Boheme, that we may bring you this protest of the corrupt mockery of the democratic system that has installed this puppet government to power!

7:46:21 PM TKirr: ::down very low behind the cover of the seats, reading the tricorder between her legs:: She's right.  We're stuck here.

7:46:39 PM cmdr shelev: Force fields over the stage, or just the inhibitors.

7:46:44 PM MajDougMcKnight: LG> Those of you who wish to make a stand against my terrorist organization may of course feel free to rise and...do whatever comes next.  Those who wish to live through the next few minutes,

7:46:47 PM MajDougMcKnight: I suggest you carry on as you are now.

7:46:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Our noncombatants of the surface, get them up here.

7:47:07 PM MajDougMcKnight: LG> ::Shoots some random poor bastard.::  He was totally rising.  You all saw it.

7:47:08 PM cmdr shelev: ((that was a question but I suck at punctuation))

7:47:50 PM Lt Percy Busard: I'm not sure. ::Glances at the stage to check::

7:47:54 PM TKirr: Well, by the door... the inhibitors cover the whole area.

7:48:07 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tac NPC> We're recalling them now, but as I said, it gets worse.  We just got a message from Commander Shelev, requesting beam out.  But...no can do.

7:48:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Why not?

7:48:58 PM MajDougMcKnight: Our trsnaporters can't get a lock.  There's apparently some kind of jamming in place.  Soldiers on site are trying to get in the old fashioned way, but whoever it is, they've apparently erected force fields around the entrances.

7:49:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Who is in there?

7:49:25 PM cmdr shelev: Unless either of you have a better idea, I'm going to do something really stupid.

7:49:31 PM TKirr: Which is?

7:49:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Drink the drink?))

7:49:46 PM Lt Percy Busard: ((Throw the drink?))

7:49:56 PM TKirr: ((....snort it?))

7:50:02 PM MajDougMcKnight: (Do an Arthur Moore impression?)

7:50:11 PM cmdr shelev: Have a drink and chat. ::Downs a swallow of his beverage. Sees pretty colors.::

7:50:28 PM cmdr shelev: WHADYA WANT COPPERS.

7:50:40 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> Shelev gets punched in the face.

7:50:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :awesome:!

7:50:48 PM TKirr: ::shifts as best she can, getting the hell out of his way::

7:50:53 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Looks at her drinks...and puts them under the seat in case they make decent molotov cocktails.::

7:51:10 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Shelev throws what is left of the drink in the face of the guy punching him. I imagine it hurts, given what it did to the seat cushion.

7:51:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::walks over to the tac console and waits for the officer to figure it out;

7:51:47 PM MajDougMcKnight: Random goon> Ugh!  It hurts and stings!  I believe it is burn related!

7:52:17 PM cmdr shelev: PUTTA SHOW BACK ON.


7:52:35 PM TKirr: ::watches Shelev doing something stupid, biting her lip::

7:53:13 PM MajDougMcKnight: Lead gunman>::Looks down on Shelev::  That would hardly be ideal.  However, there's an alternative course of action I'd like to suggest.

7:53:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Who isn't accounted for then, figure it out that way.

7:53:27 PM cmdr shelev: KILL YOURSElf :hic:

7:53:41 PM MajDougMcKnight: LG> Surprisingly close!

7:53:46 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Shoots him in the leg::

7:53:58 PM cmdr shelev: ::Falls down.::

7:54:01 PM TKirr: ::flinches::

7:54:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (He feels no pain)

7:54:12 PM cmdr shelev: ::Fortunately he doesn't feel a goddamn thing thanks to OL' HOMICIDE::

7:54:26 PM cmdr shelev: ... YOU MISHED

7:54:38 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tac NPC> Um...Commanders T'Kirr and Shelev, and Lieutenant Busard, sir.

7:54:50 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Tries her comm device while people are distracted. If it works...:: Busard to anyone who can goddamn hear me.

7:54:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Shelev are a Captain!)

7:54:56 PM TKirr: ::whispers to Percy:: Do you have a weapon...

7:55:00 PM MajDougMcKnight: LG>...You suck at life.

7:55:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Blackthorne to Shelev.

7:55:05 PM cmdr shelev: ((I have absolutely no idea what Shelev is attempting to do here, just so everyone is on the same page. For all I know he could end up dead by Sim's end.))

7:55:14 PM cmdr shelev: +Blackthorne+ WHAT

7:55:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Shelev+ Report!

7:55:48 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Looks to T'Kirr:: I have a couple of things that COULD be weapons.

7:56:21 PM TKirr: ::glances under Percy's seat, then turns back to her tricorder and counts all the goons::

7:56:27 PM cmdr shelev: +Blackthorne+ There's five of em, two transporter inhibit- thing and force fields on the door. Nutjob on the stage. I think I been shot. Also I am very drunk and close to passing out.

7:56:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Shelev+ Are T'Kirr and Busard with you and alright?

7:57:16 PM cmdr shelev: +Blackthorne+ They're a-ok skipper. I drew fire good. :haw:

7:57:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Shelev+ Don't do anything else.

7:57:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Blackthorne to McKnight.

7:58:10 PM MajDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ ::Shouting over the sound of massed energy weapons fire.::  McKnight here, sir!

7:58:11 PM cmdr shelev: +Blackthorne+ You say that like I have a choyshe.

7:58:17 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Checks her person for gadgets. Luckily, she has a few, as always. Pockets them to be more easily drawn later. Then looks at Shelev's leg.:: Um...shouldn't we bandage that with something?

7:58:41 PM MajDougMcKnight: LG> Tell you what.  Promise to bandage his mouth as well, and I'll let you see to his leg.

7:58:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Shelev, T'Kirr, and Busard have been trapped in the nearby performance hall by an armed force equipped with transport inhibitors.


7:59:12 PM MajDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ That really sucks, sir!

7:59:54 PM Lt Percy Busard: How can you hear me all the way from the stage? ::quirks an eyebrow at the LG, before starting to see to his leg::

8:00:08 PM cmdr shelev: ::Whispers to T'Kirr:: If this doesn't buy us enough time to the guys outside to get in then imma give up drinkin forever.

8:00:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Make them your priority, Major. I have all the other non-combatants off the surface.

8:00:53 PM TKirr: ::to Shelev:: You could always... agree with them.

8:01:11 PM cmdr shelev: ...

8:01:14 PM MajDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ Aye, sir.  I'll attempt extraction as soon as possible, but we're pinned down here for the moment!  These bastards ambushed us as soon as we closed in to examine the wreckage from their bomb!  We're holding our own;

8:01:16 PM cmdr shelev: WHAYYA WanT ANYWAY

8:01:47 PM MajDougMcKnight: all this rubble makes for some great fortifications, but that's about the best news I have for you.  I'll keep you appraised.  McKnight out!

8:02:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne:  Damn! ::slams a fist on the console::

8:02:12 PM Lt Percy Busard: ((DON'T BREAK THE SHIP))

8:02:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((SORRY)

8:02:22 PM cmdr shelev: (( One civil war cannon to beam down. ))

8:02:26 PM MajDougMcKnight: LG> Well...you know, death to the bourgeoise imperialists.  Lottery tickets.  All that good stuff.

8:02:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Do you hear the people sing, singing songs of angry men...)

8:02:59 PM Lt Percy Busard: Oh, well if it's for Lottery tickets...::Muttered to herself, continues bandaging::

8:03:07 PM cmdr shelev: I GOT SHOT IN THE LEG FOR THAT?


8:03:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: random spectator> you lost the lottery! :haw:

8:03:49 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> That guy gets shot.  Also, the far wall chooses then to explode.

8:04:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sits down at Ops and starts monkeying with the transporters to try to slice the beam through the inhibitors::

8:04:24 PM cmdr shelev: ::Whistles the 1812 overture and hopes that was a friendly explosion.::

8:04:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: RS> :(

8:05:19 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> Then, multiple tear gas canisters are hurled in the general direction of the stage, as a dozen heavily armored men come swarming in with masks around the hover tank that just improvised them an enentrance.

8:06:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::Sees additional readings at the bright red cloud of shit that marks the opera house:: Now what.

8:06:36 PM Lt Percy Busard: Please tell me that this isn't just a group of BETTER ARMED terrorists.

8:06:36 PM cmdr shelev: report, vulcan

8:06:36 PM TKirr: ::peering at her screen:: I think it's the good guys.

8:06:45 PM cmdr shelev: ok

8:06:51 PM cmdr shelev: I fall asleep now

8:06:57 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tac NPC> Um...if I'm reading this right, that would be armor, sir.  The Nyberrite mercenaries brought an armored squad with them.

8:07:08 PM cmdr shelev: make sure you shoot bad guy in the leg first.

8:07:13 PM cmdr shelev: then kill him.

8:07:23 PM cmdr shelev: then kill me for thinking that was a good idea.

8:07:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Remind me to send Gerard a case of gin.

8:07:43 PM Lt Percy Busard: Will do, sir. Would you prefer quick and painless or long, drawn out, and agonizing?

8:07:56 PM cmdr shelev: electrocution with a side of poison

8:08:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (lol bender)

8:08:10 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> In the next few moments, a panicked assortment of energy weapon fire is drowned out in a flood of yellow beams from Cardassian phaser rifles.  Once all the terrorists are down, the mercenaries go sweeping through the

8:08:11 PM MajDougMcKnight: audience.

8:08:36 PM Lt Percy Busard: Nice choice. ::Watches the mercenaries carefully::

8:08:44 PM cmdr shelev: ::zzz::

8:09:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Blackthorne to McKnight.

8:09:23 PM TKirr: ::peers out::

8:09:25 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> Moments later, having evidently found what they were looking for, a trio of the mercenaries arrive at the Star Fleeters' position.

8:09:41 PM MajDougMcKnight: Mercenary> Shelev, Busard, T'Kirr?

8:09:57 PM MajDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ McKnight here, sir!

8:10:03 PM TKirr: Who's asking?

8:10:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Be advised that the Nyberrites have attacked the performance hall with armor.

8:10:24 PM cmdr shelev: (( AND GOD BLESS THEM TOO ))

8:10:27 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Reaches into her pocket, just in case::

8:10:44 PM MajDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ Sweet!  Why don't we have that?

8:11:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Budgetary concerns.

8:11:54 PM MajDougMcKnight: Mercenary> I'll take that as a yes.  I'm Captain Dex.  You three are now material witnesses to a Nyberrite investigation.  We'll have to ask you to come with us.

8:12:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Blackthorne to T'Kirr.

8:12:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::figuring Shelev too drunk to be useful::

8:12:34 PM Lt Percy Busard: Well, medical attention better be part of the deal.

8:12:51 PM MajDougMcKnight: Dex> Of course.

8:12:58 PM TKirr: ::blinks, as the comm's obviously given her away:: +Blackthorne+ Yes, sir.

8:13:18 PM cmdr shelev: ((just spray some windex on there))

8:13:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Report, Commander. Have the Nyberrite troops remedied the situation?

8:13:33 PM Lt Percy Busard: ((Well, that fulfills the "poison" part.))

8:13:42 PM MajDougMcKnight: Dex> ::Draws a Jem'Hadar pistol and blasts the nearest transport inhibitor:: Yes, Admiral, we have.  We'll keep you appraised.

8:13:47 PM TKirr: +Blackthorne+ In a matter of speaking.  We're being taken in for questioning.

8:13:50 PM MajDougMcKnight: +Some guy+ Tyre, go!

8:14:09 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> And at that, Dex and the three officers are beamed away from the hall.

8:14:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: What. T'Kirr, come in.

8:14:59 PM TKirr: ::once beamed:: There was an auditorium full of witnesses.  You obviously know us from somewhere.  What are you not telling us?

8:16:27 PM MajDougMcKnight: Dex> Sorry, I'm not authorized to not tell you that.  But I've been ordered to take you to the guy who will...not...whatever.

8:16:59 PM TKirr: ::perks a brow and looks at the other two, thinking they might as well see who's in charge::

8:17:04 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tac NPC> We've lost the signal, sir.  Attempting a fresh search.

8:17:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Blackthorne to T'Kirr. Blackthorne to Shelev. Blackthorne to Busard.

8:17:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::Turns to Tactical:: Get me Gerard. NOW.

8:17:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Blackthorne to McKnight!

8:17:38 PM Lt Percy Busard: Well, this is just great. Are you also not authorized to tell us where the hell you just beamed us?

8:18:10 PM cmdr shelev: ::Dreaming of screaming at cabbies in Boston. Except it's Andor, and the cabbies are all Vulcan.::

8:18:41 PM Lt Percy Busard: ((::Grumbles about cabs in Boston...::-))

8:18:58 PM TKirr: I'm assuming you'll give Mr. Shelev here immediate medical attention.  You wouldn't want him to get worse in your care.

8:19:57 PM cmdr shelev: (( At some point I decided that Shelev went to a starfleet academy in boston which is why he is such an asshole at times. ))

8:20:10 PM cmdr shelev: (( Also severely deranged ))

8:20:23 PM MajDougMcKnight: Dex> Mariko, Hemi, get Captain Shelev to a medic.  As to your question, Lieutenant, you're at our planetary headquarters.  Unfortunately, orders from our employer are to ensure an uncontaminated questioning.  As such,

8:20:41 PM Lt Percy Busard: ((...Well, I guess I picked up the severely deranged part, at least))

8:20:50 PM MajDougMcKnight: incoming and outgoing transmissions are being selectively jammed.  I've been asked to convey our apoligies for that.

8:21:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Only one man would DARE give me the raspberry...))

8:21:36 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tac NPC> I...hmm.

8:21:37 PM Lt Percy Busard: Right, so we aren't really allowed to know what's going on or where we are. So we're hostages.

8:21:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Blackthorne to McKnight!

8:21:58 PM TKirr: Convenient.

8:22:38 PM MajDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ Sorry, sir.  Got a bit dicey down here, but the hostiles are bugging out.  I'm enroute to the performance hall now.

8:23:34 PM MajDougMcKnight: Dex> ::Now walking away, plainly expecting the others two to follow:: I told you where you are.

8:24:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ I'm not sure if our people are still there, we've lost contact. They've been taken by the Nyberrites for "Questioning."

8:24:47 PM TKirr: Let's see the person that's authorized to do something, then.

8:25:38 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Grumbles something angrily about vague answers before following.::

8:25:54 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Frowns::  +Blackthorne+ Then I'll ask some questions of my own.  I'm sure there's some misunderstanding.

8:26:27 PM cmdr shelev: (( I should have waited to yell at the other guys, but at least these kidnappers aren't randomly shooting people ))

8:26:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ I'm trying to get a hold of Captain Gerard to sort out said misunderstanding.

8:26:49 PM TKirr: ((At least now you're shot.))

8:27:01 PM Lt Percy Busard: (YET)

8:27:07 PM TKirr: ((And you get to go to the hospital and get an ice cream))

8:27:14 PM cmdr shelev: (( MY PLAN WORKED ))

8:27:17 PM cmdr shelev: (( What plan ))

8:27:25 PM MajDougMcKnight: (No, they're very systematically shooting people.)

8:27:32 PM cmdr shelev: (( that plan. over there. next to the dali painting. ))

8:27:42 PM Lt Percy Busard: ((lmao))

8:27:42 PM cmdr shelev: (( Oh. Wow, I'm really dumb, aren't I, self? ))

8:27:46 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tac NPC> I...think I'm on hold, sir.

8:27:57 PM cmdr shelev: (( I would shoot you in the head myself but that would kill me as well. Argh. ))

8:28:06 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tac NPC> ::As if to demonstrate, puts The Girl from Ipanema on speakers::

8:28:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::blinks in disbelief::

8:28:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::smells a rat:: Red Alert.

8:28:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:28:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:28:52 PM cmdr shelev: (( I don't have that one in iTunes. ))

8:28:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:29:01 PM TKirr: ::pauses::

8:29:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well a fine mess you've all gotten into!

8:29:42 PM cmdr shelev: Someone tell me what Shelev's plan was because I have no clue. I think he was trying to buy time for the inevitable rescue but... eh

8:29:55 PM MajDougMcKnight: I figured he was being Shelev.

8:29:56 PM Lt Percy Busard: Maybe he did it for the dramatic element?

8:29:59 PM Lt Percy Busard: Or that.

8:30:11 PM cmdr shelev: Well, if Picard was there he would try to negotiate.

8:30:19 PM cmdr shelev: It's just that Shelev can't negotiate well

8:30:25 PM cmdr shelev: plus he was drunk

8:30:25 PM TKirr: He drank the special, and did what came naturally

8:30:34 PM MajDougMcKnight: In his defense, the other guy WAS a dick.

8:30:49 PM Lt Percy Busard: And now he's dead. Woo!

8:30:49 PM MajDougMcKnight: But, you know...bad guy.

8:30:49 PM cmdr shelev: that stuff was so strong that being next to it for 20 minutes made him tipsy

8:31:26 PM TKirr: So.. Shelev

8:31:30 PM TKirr: A guy that's used to alcohol

8:31:43 PM TKirr: It does THAT to him... what about T'Kirr, who was right next to him?

8:32:00 PM TKirr: =X

8:32:06 PM MajDougMcKnight: She DID tell several jokes.

8:32:11 PM TKirr: Fact.

8:32:15 PM cmdr shelev: strong nasal filters evolved from desert dust storm survival

8:32:29 PM TKirr: Nice try.

8:32:33 PM cmdr shelev: I tried.

8:32:41 PM TKirr: Maybe she'll end up in the medical ward, too. =/

8:32:46 PM Lt Percy Busard: Brain damage. She just doesn't realize it yet.

8:32:56 PM TKirr: Anyway, who knew where we'd be at beginning of sim?

8:32:58 PM cmdr shelev: Clearly this explains the blackthorne mess

8:33:05 PM TKirr: what

8:33:34 PM cmdr shelev: well 'hot4black' was more secure a password than 'start123'

8:33:41 PM TKirr: Quite, yes

8:33:53 PM TKirr: She coulda changed it by  now

8:34:07 PM Lt Percy Busard: She added a 2 to the beginning.

8:34:10 PM MajDougMcKnight: Added a few XOs?

8:34:12 PM Lt Percy Busard: *nods sagely*

8:34:13 PM TKirr: And what explains what mess, I still don't get it

8:34:45 PM cmdr shelev: all romance is a mess :eng101:

8:34:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You are a jaded bittter man.

8:34:58 PM cmdr shelev: also we forgot to get a copy of Playbill from the lobby so we failed at the opera going

8:34:59 PM TKirr: Mm, thought so... tsk tsk

8:35:12 PM cmdr shelev: jaded implies experienced

8:35:14 PM TKirr: Oh well, we got the ending like everyone else

8:35:33 PM TKirr: Maybe you're... experienced at not being experienced

8:35:50 PM TKirr: So what explains the mess, my brain damage?

8:36:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: But the drink just happened tonight!

8:36:35 PM Lt Percy Busard: It's like Counterwise Wine.

8:36:47 PM cmdr shelev: it is so strong it goes back in time

8:36:52 PM Lt Percy Busard: Also, if you get that reference, I give you a high five.

8:37:24 PM MajDougMcKnight: Wait...crap, I think I might.

8:37:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: discworld

8:37:52 PM cmdr shelev: great turtle

8:38:16 PM Lt Percy Busard: Mike, I made you start reading those books. It doesn't count. Also, high fives for the other two provided that you didn't just look it up :-P

8:38:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I remember the text game :V

8:38:29 PM cmdr shelev: speaking of turtling I am going to play more starcraft. good night :D

8:38:36 PM MajDougMcKnight: Night!

8:38:43 PM Lt Percy Busard: G'night.

8:39:09 PM Lt Percy Busard: I still have the text game. That was an awesome game.

8:39:10 PM TKirr: Heh.

8:39:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That and the Hitchhiker's Guide, and the Zork games.

8:39:59 PM Lt Percy Busard: And Nethack. Which reminds me...RIP Gary Gygax :-(

8:40:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah :(

8:40:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I rolled a d20 in his honor :(

8:40:27 PM Lt Percy Busard: I have a d20 in my pocket.

8:40:32 PM Lt Percy Busard: Then again, that's hardly new.

8:40:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I dug out my dicebag just for him.

8:41:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Haven't played in years, but man the memories.

8:42:14 PM Lt Percy Busard: I played on Saturday...yay geekitude!

8:42:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I think I'm gonna sell my books though, no chance to really play anymore

8:42:41 PM Lt Percy Busard: ...:-(

8:43:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: All good things, so they say.

8:43:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Some other gamer will use them instead of gathering dust on my shelf.

8:44:08 PM Lt Percy Busard: Yeah, I guess. I myself only get the chance to play when I'm visiting my parents. Don't know anyone who plays up in Boston.

8:44:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Y'all captives should write together.

8:45:08 PM Lt Percy Busard: We should, although the moment we're currently in seems a bit awkward to write a log at.

8:45:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'm sure Mike will give you some creative license to stabilize it.

8:46:19 PM MajDougMcKnight: Sure, sure. 

8:46:23 PM Lt Percy Busard: Well, alright then.

8:46:36 PM Lt Percy Busard: T'Kirr, Friday night work for you at all?

8:46:47 PM TKirr: For what?

8:46:51 PM Lt Percy Busard: Log writing?

8:47:05 PM TKirr: Mm should be

8:47:11 PM Lt Percy Busard: 'Kay, cool.

8:47:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'm sure Shelev is available, he never does anything :v

8:47:39 PM Lt Percy Busard: Just wait, just because you said that, he'll be super busy.

8:48:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: IM him, he's still on

8:50:01 PM Lt Percy Busard: Alrighty, looks like that'll work.

8:50:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Looking forward to reading it. :)

8:52:39 PM Lt Percy Busard: Right then. Later, all.

8:52:52 PM MajDougMcKnight: Later.

8:52:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night!

8:54:49 PM MajDougMcKnight: Right, so...next week, maybe the Nyberrites will stop violating habeus corpus...but since that's an Earth law, you never can tell.

8:55:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I.... doubt it.

9:00:46 PM MajDougMcKnight: Well, figure I'll head out.  Night, folks.