7:02:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hi y'all
7:02:55 PM Lt Percy Busard: Heya.
7:03:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hey Mike
7:03:59 PM Lt Percy Busard: Heya
7:04:00 PM MajDougMcKnight: Evening.
7:05:55 PM MajDougMcKnight: BRB
7:08:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Waiting on the Blue Man.
7:10:36 PM MajDougMcKnight: I can't believe Arthur C. Clarke is gone. I mean, he was around for awhile.
7:10:48 PM Lt Percy Busard: ...
7:10:54 PM Lt Percy Busard: Arthur Clarke died?
7:11:38 PM MajDougMcKnight: Unless this article I'm reading is a prank.
7:11:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yes :(
7:11:53 PM Lt Percy Busard: :-(
7:11:54 PM Lt Percy Busard: BOO!
7:12:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: There we go.
7:12:28 PM cmdr shelev: inter
7:13:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: net
7:13:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, that's everyone.
7:13:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: The pre-mission brief is HAHA Y'ALL ARE CAPTURED AND I'M NOT
7:13:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: The real brief is given by the Major.
7:13:54 PM MajDougMcKnight: Aw man, I liked that one.
7:14:49 PM MajDougMcKnight: Alright then...
7:16:10 PM MajDougMcKnight: When last we left off, Percy, Shelev and T'Kirr had all been taken to the Nyberrite headquarters "for questioning". Shelev is now recuperating in their infirmary from his leg wound,
7:16:32 PM cmdr shelev: tell me again if that was a good ide
7:16:43 PM Lt Percy Busard: Probably not.
7:16:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Depends on how attached you are to your leg.
7:16:53 PM MajDougMcKnight: but they're about ready to start questioning everyone, 100% or not. Also, Blackthorne looked like he was about ready to start shooting.
7:18:36 PM TKirr: We no nutink.
7:18:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions? Comments? Snide remarks?
7:19:03 PM Lt Percy Busard: Your mom.
7:19:09 PM Lt Percy Busard: Just thought I'd throw that out there.
7:19:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh no you di'int
7:20:23 PM Lt Percy Busard: I believe you'll find I did :-P.
7:20:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh snap.
7:20:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, then.
7:20:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:20:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:20:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:21:30 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Seated in waiting room area, tapping her foot rapidly.::
7:21:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Get me Gerard, NOW.
7:21:57 PM TKirr: ::sitting near Percy, although with much less movement::
7:22:06 PM cmdr shelev: My foot hurts.
7:22:53 PM MajDougMcKnight: Nyberrite Medic> ::Glancing at a chart:: Yeah, getting shot'll do that.
7:23:31 PM cmdr shelev: how did I get shot, anyway?
7:24:22 PM MajDougMcKnight: Medic> You'd have to ask someone who was there. But when you were brought in, you DID have a rather obscene blood alcohol level.
7:24:45 PM TKirr: ::glances sidelong at Percy, then down at the offending foot:: You are nervous.
7:25:01 PM cmdr shelev: ::Proud of himself.::
7:25:23 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tactical> Working on it, sir. But this guy knows how to delegate who gets the phone.
7:25:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Red Alert, all hands to battlestations!
7:26:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::as the lights darken:: Lock phasers, photon torpedos, and quantum torpedos on the Hemingway. Let's see if he answers the damn phone then.
7:26:21 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tactical> ::Gulps:: Aye, sir. Shields and weapons to full power. Sounding general quarters.
7:26:40 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Follows her gaze before responding:: Well, frustrated anyway. Sorry, if it's bothering you, I'll stop.
7:27:43 PM TKirr: ::neglects to respond, saying nothing yet everything::
7:27:56 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tactical> Hemingway is powering their systems to match, sir! Fighters assuming an attack posture...no Gerard yet, but I AM picking up on some comm traffic. Encrypted, of course.
7:28:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Give the magic some time to work.
7:28:57 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Sighs slightly, and stops tapping her foot.::
7:28:58 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> And down in the Nyberrite waiting area, Captain Dex, from last time, returns.
7:29:28 PM TKirr: ::looks up at the arrival::
7:29:56 PM MajDougMcKnight: Dex> Commander T'Kirr, if you'll follow me, we're ready to have a word with you. Lieutenant Busard, the guard on duty will escort you to our infirmary. There's some thought you folks might not believe we were providing adequate
7:30:30 PM MajDougMcKnight: care to your superior, under the circumstances. You can see for yourself, and wait with him until we send for you.
7:30:59 PM TKirr: ::stands, showing a thorough lack of eagerness, but complies with a steady step::
7:31:22 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> And sure enough, sickening amounts of firepower do wonder for cutting through the red tape. After a minute or so has passed, the tactical guy nods.
7:31:32 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tac> Gerard on the comm, sir.
7:31:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: On screen.
7:31:53 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Stands, and with a last glance saying 'good luck', heads down to the infirmary with the guard::
7:31:55 PM TKirr: ((...NPC much?))
7:32:27 PM TKirr: ::watches Percy over her shoulder, following Captain Dex::
7:32:35 PM MajDougMcKnight: (I'm playing two small armies. NPCs are kind of a necessity.)
7:33:05 PM TKirr: ((Just stressing the "two armies" part...))
7:34:04 PM MajDougMcKnight: Gerard> So...what's on your mind?
7:34:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Explain yourself, Captain. ::narrows his eyes::
7:36:11 PM MajDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Locks eyes with Blackthorne, as much as one can across a view screen:: I figure you don't hear this much in your position, but I don't take orders from you, big shot. And given that you're the one who initiated
7:36:30 PM MajDougMcKnight: a target lock first, I'd say it's beholden on you to start talking.
7:37:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Return my crewmembers. Now. ::as if the word "Now" were the most important he'd ever spoken::
7:37:46 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> Busard is, indeed, led to the infirmary to join Shelev. T'Kirr is ushered into the seat in what looks like a fairly run of the mill office, minus the uniformed man at the desk, and the two guards.
7:39:34 PM cmdr shelev: Visiting hours?
7:40:02 PM TKirr: ::ignores the guards, sitting quite straight in her seat, eyes on the man behind the desk, waiting patiently::
7:40:18 PM Lt Percy Busard: Apparently. How's the leg, sir?
7:40:21 PM MajDougMcKnight: Gerard> Your people will be returned, wholly intact, unless you're stupid enough to start a shooting contest. As it stands now, they are key witnesses in an ongoing Nyberrite investigation. One my superiors and I both take very
7:40:23 PM MajDougMcKnight: seriously.
7:41:43 PM cmdr shelev: The leg is fine. The foot has a hangover. I don't understand it, either.
7:41:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You realize that there were more proper ways to solicit their assistance?
7:41:57 PM MajDougMcKnight: Man behind the desk, who we will call...Todd.> ::Smiles genially, despite the circumstances.:: Sorry to keep you waiting, Commander. Things are hectic here, and I'm not seeing signs of that easing off any time soon. Can I
7:42:06 PM MajDougMcKnight: get you anything? Water, maybe?
7:42:22 PM cmdr shelev: Has anyone figured out why we're here? This isn't a drunk tank so that's not it...
7:42:22 PM TKirr: No. ::softly, simply::
7:43:49 PM Lt Percy Busard: Well, we're being questioned. T'Kirr's in the hot seat right now, but I'm not entirely certain why.
7:44:01 PM MajDougMcKnight: Gerard> I'm afraid I'm not currently at liberty to go into detail, but suffice it to say, it was deemed necessary to obtain their uncontaminated testimony. The means, I'll admit, were unfortunate, but necessary. As I said, your
7:44:32 PM cmdr shelev: They always presume the vulcan is the easiest negotiator. I don't get that, either.
7:45:15 PM MajDougMcKnight: people haven't been harmed. As soon as possible, I'll arrange contact with your XO to prove it. But I can see you're not in a patient mood, so let me put this bluntly.
7:45:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::interrupts::
7:45:45 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Dipshit::
7:46:12 PM Lt Percy Busard: Probably the whole lack of emotions clouding their judgment thing. What I'm not sure of is why we can't talk to anyone outside of here.
7:46:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Let me put this bluntly, Captain. You'll put me through to my XO immediately. I'll have an assurance of good treatment or this situation will degrade. Fast.
7:46:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::stares resolutely at the man on the viewer::
7:47:40 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd> ::Shrugs:: Your call. I can do straight to business if that's more your speed. Alright, could you please summarize your position on Admiral Blackthorne's staff, and the duties that entails.
7:47:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Captain's Woman)
7:49:47 PM MajDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Pauses to consider for a moment, before nodding:: Alright. Long enough to ascertain his condition, and confirm that medical care was rendered at our facility. Try any more than that, any sort of instructions that
7:50:59 PM MajDougMcKnight: impede our investigation in the least, and the connection will simply be terminated, and that's it. And the next time you try using your torpedoes as a bargaining chip, you'd better be prepared to USE those torpedoes. Got me?
7:52:28 PM Lt Percy Busard: So...uh...how're they treating you?
7:52:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Realize this, Mr. Gerard - there is nothing I value more than the safety of my crew. Cut the theatrical ego-stroking and establish the commlink.
7:52:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::hopes the implication that he'd damn well use those torpedos came across in so many words::
7:53:21 PM cmdr shelev: ((so shoot one already ))
7:53:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((you'd make a horrible diplomat))
7:53:46 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> The comm link goes dead. Clearly, he still intends for this to proceed at his own pace.
7:54:29 PM cmdr shelev: ((damn straight))
7:54:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes a deep breath::
7:55:01 PM TKirr: ::perks a brow, secretly amused at the safe nature of the first question:: I am Commander T'Kirr, Blackthorne's Chief Science Officer. I am assigned to the Bridge crew of Atlantis.
7:55:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Tactical, disengage target lock on the Hemingway. Maintain red alert.
7:55:10 PM TKirr: Other duties include maintaining our fighter squadron.
7:56:13 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> In the infirmary, Captain Dex arrives to whisper some quick instructions to the medic before darting back out. The sound of dozens of running feet can be heard, as the base goes to a state of heightened alert.
7:56:39 PM MajDougMcKnight: Medic>::Left alone with the one guard once more, he personally hails Atlantis::
7:57:53 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd> Alright. And what is the precise nature of your relationship with Admiral Blackthorne?
7:58:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Oh that's low)
7:58:09 PM MajDougMcKnight: Tac> Sir, hail incoming. It's from the Nyberrite compound.
7:58:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods, so far so good::On screen.
7:58:36 PM TKirr: ::twitches an ear, wondering what the distant hustle is about, when Todd's next question catches her off guard:: My... relationship?
7:58:37 PM MajDougMcKnight: (I considered phrasing it as the "working relationship". But that wouldn't fool anyone.)
7:59:51 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd> Yes, relationship. You've served with him for a number of years now. Would it be accurate of me to venture that you two are close?
8:00:45 PM MajDougMcKnight: Medic> Admiral. I've been instructed to provide evidence of the good health of your Commander Shelev.
8:01:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods:: By all means.
8:01:13 PM cmdr shelev: ((what the fuck kind of interrogation is this it sounds like the last time I tried to hit on a broad before she had finished rebounding))
8:02:00 PM MajDougMcKnight: (I'll get to the Clockwork Orange stuff as soon as possible. I swear on Green Lantern's ring.)
8:02:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::folds his arms over his chest::
8:02:58 PM TKirr: ::hardens visibly, unable to maintain the familiar mask of indifference:: We have served together for a number of years, yes. We... trust each other.
8:03:03 PM TKirr: If you are inquiring to our personal relations, I don't see how it is any concern of yours.
8:03:30 PM cmdr shelev: ((it's called assaying the bargaining chip, toots :V: ))
8:03:47 PM TKirr: ((Sshh she's emo))
8:03:57 PM cmdr shelev: (( :emo: ))
8:04:00 PM MajDougMcKnight: Medic>::Swivels the camera over toward Shelev's bed.:: As soon as he was brought in, I immediately began treatment for a disruptor blast to the right leg. We've got him on presently low doses of (Space!) morphine for
8:04:45 PM MajDougMcKnight: the pain. He already had generous amounts of painkillers in his system.
8:05:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: What sort of painkillers?
8:05:13 PM TKirr: ((Oh that'll go well with ethenol))
8:05:53 PM MajDougMcKnight: Medic> There was alcohol involved...honestly, I'd prefer not to go into the rest of what was in there.
8:05:59 PM cmdr shelev: Don't forget to tell him they're interrogating T'Kirr right now.
8:06:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::rolls his eyes:: Let me speak to him directly. Lt. Busard appears to be there as well?
8:07:08 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Waves::
8:07:32 PM MajDougMcKnight: Medic> As you can see. Unfortunately, my instructions covered only allowing conversation with the commander. Commander, will you confirm my account of treatment rendered?
8:08:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Captain. ::corrects the medic :v: ::
8:08:36 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd> Well see, that's kind of funny, actually. You may have noticed, a lot of the more common mingling places between our two crews happen to be in the local taverns and such, and...well, have you ever known a rumor mill that
8:08:41 PM MajDougMcKnight: WASN'T chatty?
8:09:29 PM TKirr: ::gulp:: Your point.
8:10:21 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd>::Opens a desk drawer:: My point is, I'll bet there's quite a bit shared between you two. On AND off the record.
8:10:46 PM TKirr: ::brow lowers:: What do you want?
8:10:48 PM cmdr shelev: Well, you good job getting me out of the way to grab T'Kirr for grilling. Down the hall, third door on the left, Admiral! You can't miss it.
8:11:03 PM MajDougMcKnight: Medic> Sorry, Admiral. A deal's a deal.
8:11:12 PM MajDougMcKnight: ACTION> The comm goes dead.
8:11:29 PM cmdr shelev: I'll take more morphine and some orange juice.
8:11:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::slaps his forehead::
8:11:51 PM TKirr: ((I swear, everything out of his mouth is a comedy))
8:11:51 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Frowns at the medic::
8:12:12 PM MajDougMcKnight: Medic> ::Walks off:: Tell you what. I'll make it TWO orange juices.
8:12:57 PM cmdr shelev: ((was that a "that man is too much of an idiot to not have a twin somewhere" slap or "that man is so much of an idiot he breaks down the boundaries of the possible" slap))
8:12:58 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd> ::Removes two small devices from the drawer, each one meant to be fitted to the temples, placing them on the desk:: Do you recognize these, Commander?
8:13:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: The man would use his one phone call to try to win a radio contest.
8:13:42 PM TKirr: ::stares at them, not saying anything::
8:14:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes a long deep breath::
8:14:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Blackthorne to McKnight.
8:14:16 PM Lt Percy Busard: That was great, sir. ::Fiddles with a pen in her pocket::
8:14:25 PM cmdr shelev: (( .... so which one was that? ))
8:14:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Yes))
8:15:03 PM cmdr shelev: If we're lucky, we can grab the white knight's horse as he rides in to raze the town.
8:15:08 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd> Well, I guess we'll know shortly, huh? Now, they ARE somewhat modified. When we're forced to sniff around in someone else's mind uninvited, we prefer it not to be unnecessarily painful...but if you'll simply focus on
8:16:02 PM MajDougMcKnight: answering our questions as we ask them, it will still be less invasive, and best for all concerned. Besides, I think I can live without knowing your favorite color, right?
8:16:25 PM TKirr: ::suddenly jolts upright, stumbling out of the chair into the guards' grip as flashes of a previous nightmare plague her:: No, leave me alone. I don't know anything!
8:16:26 PM Lt Percy Busard: That'd be nice. So when's he coming, then?
8:16:49 PM MajDougMcKnight: McKnight>+Blackthorne+ McKnight here, sir. We're moving into position around the Nyberrite headquarters.
8:16:58 PM cmdr shelev: (( Preemptive: even if shelev wasn't right, he woulda said that anyway. ))
8:17:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Major, prepare an extraction plan but don't move a finger until I give the order.
8:17:35 PM cmdr shelev: I dunno.
8:18:13 PM Lt Percy Busard: Grand. ::fiddle fiddle fiddle::
8:18:14 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd> ::Sighs:: For the record, you're the one who started the over the top theatrics. And I still have no intention of laughing evilly.
8:18:50 PM MajDougMcKnight: McKnight> ::Frowns:: I'll let you know when we're ready to move, sir.
8:18:50 PM cmdr shelev: (( no, the gunman started the theatrics, shelev finished them, and now there will be blood. or something. ))
8:19:27 PM TKirr: ::begs Todd with Bambi eyes:: Please, just ask me. Ask me what you want to know.
8:20:12 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd> ::Rises to his feet and prepares to activate the comm, but stops and meets her gaze:: That easy?
8:20:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sitting on a goddamn arsenal of phasers, torpedos, and one civil war cannon, and has to wait for this crap::
8:20:41 PM Lt Percy Busard: (A vulcan with Bambi eyes? My mind, she is blown)
8:21:54 PM TKirr: Just ask. ::swallows, memory of the terrible pain clouding her logic::
8:23:46 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Nods:: Fair enough. Are you, in fact, here as the second wave of a Federation ploy by which Star Fleet operatives pose as terrorists in order to destabilize this planet's government, thus providing a pretext for you to annex
8:23:48 PM MajDougMcKnight: this world?
8:24:31 PM TKirr: ::stills in the guards' arms, brow furrowing:: What...? No!
8:24:33 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd^
8:25:33 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd>::Smiles slightly, and regretfully:: That's about what I expected. And unfortunately, with evidence to the contrary, I don't have the luxury of taking you at your word.
8:26:02 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd> ::Presses the comm button:: Could I get a few more guards in here, please?
8:26:05 PM TKirr: We're only here to keep order! It's a temporary assignment!
8:26:33 PM TKirr: ::turns best she can to look at the door and begins pulling again::
8:26:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::turns to tactical:: Work on a way through their transport scrambler.
8:27:44 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd> ::Picks up the Romulan mental probes:: If that's true, then let's talk about where our mutual adversary got its hands on Federation issue force field emitters.
8:28:57 PM TKirr: ::eyes the probes and cries out, throwing one guard to sprawl halfway over the desk and elbows the guard at the other in the gut::
8:30:13 PM Lt Percy Busard: So...um...know any good jokes?
8:30:36 PM MajDougMcKnight: Todd> ::Sighs, produces a Bajoran phaser set to light stun, and shoots T'Kirr in the back.:: And so we're left with the hard way. For what it's worth, I am sorry.
8:31:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:31:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:31:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:31:12 PM TKirr: ::cringes, clinging onto consciousness for a second longer before crumpling into a guard::
8:31:15 PM TKirr: ::pauses::
8:31:56 PM cmdr shelev: And I'd win the radio contest, for the record.
8:32:24 PM MajDougMcKnight: Well then, I guess it'd all be worth it.
8:32:45 PM TKirr: Contest, what
8:32:49 PM Lt Percy Busard: ?
8:32:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: What would you do with the prize in jail?
8:33:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Especially if it was a pair of concert tickets.
8:33:54 PM TKirr: Okay so... how' this turn into torture-T'Kirr sim o_O
8:34:15 PM cmdr shelev: guard bribery
8:34:21 PM TKirr: Was it Ian's idea or Doug's >_>
8:34:23 PM TKirr: <_<
8:34:55 PM TKirr: Okay, I admit, Shelev was in more pain.
8:34:59 PM cmdr shelev: Worst I ever did to you was trade you for demolition equipment, for the record.
8:35:03 PM MajDougMcKnight: I'd call it sort of a group effort.
8:35:07 PM TKirr: Numbed, pain, but pain nontheless.
8:35:46 PM TKirr: Mm, someone decided, ooh, relationship, goodie... weakness, let's punch it =D =D =D
8:35:50 PM MajDougMcKnight: In my defense, the shooting her wasn't planned until the last minute. I was just going to close off on the sinister line.
8:35:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I had nothing to do with this one.
8:36:13 PM TKirr: Well Kudos, I never saw it coming, heh.
8:36:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Nice touch though.
8:36:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I didn't see her flipping the fuck out coming either!
8:37:13 PM TKirr: Me neither, honestly
8:37:21 PM MajDougMcKnight: I know! You've got some quality angst coming your way.
8:37:29 PM Lt Percy Busard: Aw man.
8:37:31 PM TKirr: Guh... angst.... -_-
8:37:50 PM Lt Percy Busard: *goes to hide in her engine room for the next ever*
8:37:51 PM TKirr: Guess Dugahn screwed her up more than I thought
8:38:05 PM TKirr: ::drags Percy out of the dark hole::
8:38:26 PM MajDougMcKnight: Well, this shouldn't be that bad. It's more like a key word search of the brain than a malicious mind rip.
8:38:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Warp Drive> :toot:
8:38:37 PM Lt Percy Busard: Nooo! It's calm and computery in there!
8:38:55 PM TKirr: Yeah but she's not thinkin' straight, like Blackthorne said, flippin'
8:39:01 PM MajDougMcKnight: Right, right.
8:39:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: derp
8:39:33 PM TKirr: Stoppit, spammer
8:41:32 PM MajDougMcKnight: I'd compare it to Anubis' mind probe, but that would require that more people in here watched Stargate.
8:42:19 PM TKirr: Heh.
8:43:30 PM Lt Percy Busard: Yay Stargate!
8:43:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I watched a little bit when it was on before BSG
8:45:48 PM TKirr: Well you upped my word count by like 500% for this sim, McKnight, until next time?
8:46:09 PM MajDougMcKnight: Next time!
8:46:31 PM Lt Percy Busard: Wewt.
8:46:40 PM cmdr shelev: ta ta
8:46:40 PM TKirr: Night, groovies
8:46:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night