6:58:41 PM MajDougMcKnight: Hey hey.

6:58:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Heya folks!

6:59:37 PM TKirr: Hey, -_-

7:00:04 PM TKirr: v_v

7:00:17 PM TKirr: u_u zzzZZZ

7:00:46 PM TKirr: omgitseveryone

7:01:13 PM TKirr: /yawn

7:01:24 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hey.

7:01:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yay!

7:02:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, let's get started!

7:03:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Tonight, General Korok, an assimilated Klingon who appears to be free of the Collective, has appeared with a sphere and a moebius strip right as House Duras was starting some shit.

7:03:51 PM cmdr shelev: proof that assimilating klingons just makes them angrier

7:03:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: He has demanded to be taken to Qo'noS.

7:04:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?

7:04:51 PM TKirr: Can I nap on the way to Qo'noS?

7:05:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Nooooo

7:05:12 PM TKirr: 'Kay.

7:05:21 PM TKirr: What if it's in your bed? =X

7:05:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well now, that's different. ::the Kirk comes out in Ian::

7:05:44 PM TKirr: *grabs pillow*

7:05:58 PM TKirr: Anywayz.

7:06:00 PM LtCmdrBusard: Bow chicka wow what?

7:06:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then.

7:06:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:06:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:06:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:06:42 PM cmdr shelev: ((I swear to god I am pulling this ship over))

7:07:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks at the viewscreen and gives a cut audio gesture behind him::

7:07:05 PM TKirr: ::staring at ugly Klingon on main viewer::

7:07:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Please hold, General.

7:07:34 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Cuts audio::  TAKE him there?  What the hell is that supposed to mean?

7:08:27 PM TKirr: Perhaps his warp drive is damaged?  ::checks sensors:: Nevermind.

7:09:09 PM cmdr shelev: ::The muted screen shows Korok yelling at subordinates in a very unborglike fashion.::

7:09:32 PM cmdr shelev: Are we going to report this, Sir?

7:10:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We are absolutely going to report this!

7:10:13 PM MajDougMcKnight: Uh...we already have.  When I was ordered to signal Third Fleet for reinforcements.

7:10:25 PM MajDougMcKnight: ...Of course, they might appreciate an update.

7:10:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I am given a great deal of latitude in decision making. But I'm fairly sure that taking an assimilated Borg Klingon General to Qo'noS might cause a scene.

7:10:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: McKnight, get Zuriyev's office on the horn.

7:11:31 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Nods, and sends a subspace message to Star Fleet command, including an abbreviated summary of the situation.::

7:12:05 PM cmdr shelev: (( missed star trek vi reference, 1 yard penalty still second down ))

7:12:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((I caught the reference, just had to use the inverse answer!)

7:12:38 PM TKirr: ((Knew instantly when Shelev called you "sir"))

7:12:55 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Double checks tactical sensors::  Still no new readings from their weapons arrays.  Looks like being kept waiting hasn't pissed Korok off enough yet.

7:13:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Zuriyev personally answers this one.

7:15:43 PM MajDougMcKnight: We've got him, sir.

7:15:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Split screen.

7:16:15 PM cmdr shelev: Korok> >|

7:16:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Welp,

7:16:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Janeway said this might happen.

7:17:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You know this General Korok, sir?

7:17:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Captain Janeway encountered him and many others in the Delta Quadrant that eventually freed themselves from the Collective. Looks like they've come home.

7:18:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: He wants an escort to Qo'noS.

7:18:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Give it to him.

7:18:33 PM TKirr: :: ! ::

7:19:14 PM MajDougMcKnight: Uh...what?

7:19:23 PM MajDougMcKnight: Sorry.  Uh...what, sir?

7:19:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> He's obviously not Borg anymore.

7:19:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> The man has a right to go home, I should think.

7:21:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Would you like to speak to him, sir?

7:21:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> ::chuckles:: Make me deal with the angry Klingon Borg General, Ian?

7:21:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Patch me in.

7:22:32 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Frowns, the audio links going silent a moment as he works the comm signals::  With all due respect, Admiral, the only reason he'd ask for us to chaperone is because he knows he'd be blasted on sight by half the

7:23:09 PM MajDougMcKnight: Klingon fleet.  We show up obviously working with him, and we stand a darn good chance of sharing that fate.  So could the whole Federation.

7:23:14 PM TKirr: Perhaps it would be best to transfer them to a less... conspicuous vessel?

7:23:47 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Still trying to figure out how the Borg Moebius Strip works::

7:23:54 PM cmdr shelev: A federation ship going alone across the border would probably be worse.

7:24:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'm not sure I'd want to be the one to tell him no.

7:24:54 PM MajDougMcKnight: It's a risk...but it's the one we all signed on for.  Conference call...initiated.

7:25:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> General Korok, nice to finally meet you.

7:26:32 PM cmdr shelev: Korok> I would say likewise, but I would have a mutiny. Appearances.

7:26:33 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Sends a text down to security, since I can't remember what orders McKnight gave last time.::  "O'Grady, I want 4 men stationed in transporter room one, armed with TR-116 rifles.  And tell them to bring an extra."

7:27:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Natch. Welcome to the Alpha Quadrant.

7:27:43 PM cmdr shelev: Not welcoming from what I have seen. Pity the Duras are still around. We've been watching.

7:28:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> You have?

7:28:48 PM cmdr shelev: How is it that Martok could have met such an unusual and COWARDLY fate.

7:29:03 PM cmdr shelev: I do not believe he did. I am here to force the issue.

7:30:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> I'm afraid that we don't know any more than what the official reports told us.

7:31:43 PM cmdr shelev: I didn't presume you would be here, let alone be involved in the affairs of the Klingon Empire.

7:32:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> You must realize that the Empire will not welcome you with open arms, due to... outward appearances?

7:33:41 PM cmdr shelev: Allow me to state this very plainly, as it is clear you do not understand the Klingon frame of mind.

7:34:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::listens with great interest to this kind of speech::

7:34:42 PM cmdr shelev: These, ::he points to his assimilated technology:: do not bear me more concern than Martok bore his eye. I fight as a warrior, and will not be shamed by appearances.

7:35:21 PM cmdr shelev: Should someone choose to attack me, I will defeat them. Should they best me, perhaps the Empire is not as weak as I had feared, an I can go to my grave satiated.

7:35:51 PM cmdr shelev: To place it in simple, human terms - I do not give a damn about OUTWARD APPEARANCES.

7:35:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((That is metal as fuck.))

7:36:15 PM cmdr shelev: ((The Klingons have gotten too fucking soft >( ))

7:36:20 PM LtCmdrBusard: (*air guitars*)

7:36:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> And should my ship get caught up in these matters?

7:37:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::mouths "my ship"::

7:38:35 PM cmdr shelev: No. The news will spread that the Federation is allied with the Borg. This can either be treated as a grant of strength to the Federation, or it can be considered an act of weakness. That is your concern. [cont]

7:39:51 PM cmdr shelev: But a time ago, a lost Federation ship showed me that the fight had not left your people. Should you choose to go your own path, I can assure you that we will not drink blood wine together any time soon. [cont]

7:41:31 PM cmdr shelev: I will be going to Qo'noS. You can come, or you can stay. But do you want to worry whether the Klingon Empire regrown from Borg science is on good terms with you, or do you want to ensure it?

7:42:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Fair enough, General. And to be honest, we have a vested interest in House Duras not getting their way.

7:42:26 PM cmdr shelev: HA, HA, HA!

7:42:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Admiral Blackthorne, you are to escort the General to Qo'noS.

7:42:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> :pwn:

7:43:01 PM cmdr shelev: I appreciate your sense of humor, Admirals! Sometimes I wonder if Duras has a vested interest in not getting their way!

7:45:05 PM cmdr shelev: Qapla! ::Viewer cuts out.::

7:45:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Well then Ian, you have your orders. Godspeed, Atlantis.

7:45:20 PM cmdr shelev: ((I did not totally stall to look up the spelling, no sir.))

7:45:58 PM TKirr: ((rofl))

7:46:15 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> The Borg Mobius Strip, which had been ambling around looking confused, bumps into a cloaked, solid object.

7:46:35 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Since she's been staring at it.:: Huh?

7:46:51 PM TKirr: ::frowns at her console::

7:47:07 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> If a ? could appear over a spaceship, one just did.

7:47:39 PM MajDougMcKnight: Well, holy crap.  I hope those egg heads at Utopia Planetia have made some progress reverse engineering those upgrades from Voyager.  We may...what's with the "huh"?

7:47:52 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Korok hails Atlantis.

7:48:06 PM LtCmdrBusard: Uh...something just bumped into the Moebius Strip, sir. I'm guessing cloaked.

7:48:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I imagine it's decloaked now? What was it?

7:48:39 PM cmdr shelev: ((oh fuck you for assuming everything breaks steal- oh wai ))

7:48:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((it does :(  )

7:48:53 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Looks at her screen::

7:49:07 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> A Duras ship decloaks and spins around in circles, looking for anything it can hide behind.

7:49:23 PM LtCmdrBusard: Looks like a Duras ship, sir.

7:49:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: This isn't going to be pretty.

7:49:44 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Korok does not like to be kept waiting.

7:50:15 PM TKirr: Korok is hailing.

7:50:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Answer him

7:50:55 PM TKirr: ::bla-bleep::

7:52:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yes General?

7:52:49 PM cmdr shelev: Korok> I offer you first blood, Admiral. You may slay them or capture them as prisoners. Though I would be delighted to pound one of them into Targ feed, I would have to wash my hands. I trust you have no such quandary.

7:54:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: General.... we're not the type to draw first blood. They have yet to attack us and we have no... official hostility with the Duras.

7:55:14 PM cmdr shelev: Korok> Hmf. Politics as usual. Please do not stay your hand across the border. ::Screen blanks out.::

7:55:34 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> The Duras ship is removed.

7:56:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::blinks: Like he'll need our help?

7:56:25 PM MajDougMcKnight: Does he seriously expect us to open fire on the Klingon fleet in their own home system?

7:56:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Major, maintain a constant yellow alert status.

7:56:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We're going to have to play this one by ear, because it sure as hell isn't in the manual.

7:57:11 PM cmdr shelev: He seems a little off his rocker, but I guess that's understandable..

7:57:21 PM TKirr: Indeed.

7:57:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Busard, we're rated for warp 9.99 for thirty six hours. I want to make sure we can actually do that speed if we have to.

7:58:16 PM cmdr shelev: ACTION> Korok and BMS start moving off into Klingon space.

7:58:29 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Gets up from the station. If they were going to do that, she'd have to be in Engineering to make sure it went smooth.:: Aye, sir. ::And off::

7:59:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Match his course and speed!

7:59:58 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Glowers at his console::  And what exactly are your orders if we DO come under fire when or before we get there?

8:00:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Major, I don't think they've ever written rules of engagement for situations like this.

8:00:34 PM cmdr shelev: I vote shoot whatever he's shooting at.

8:00:48 PM cmdr shelev: Assuming there's anything left to shoot.

8:00:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Send a communique ahead to Qo'noS, Klingon High Council.

8:01:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I think you know what to say.

8:01:13 PM cmdr shelev: Uhm, "run?"

8:01:20 PM TKirr: ((/train))

8:01:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Depends on who answers the phone.

8:02:31 PM cmdr shelev: ... Right.

8:02:53 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Doesn't advise a particular course of action.  He does, however, foward a recording of the comm discussion, as well as all their sensor readings on the end of the battle along with the hail.::

8:03:02 PM cmdr shelev: So I need some quotes from Genesis and some quotes from Revelation on standby.

8:03:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hopefully everyone with any good sense will get the hell out of Korok's way.

8:03:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr, McKnight, see what you can figure out about the modifications he's made to that sphere, and figure out what the hell the point of the other thing is.

8:04:00 PM TKirr: Aye, Admiral.

8:04:01 PM cmdr shelev: (( THE POINT OF THE OTHER THING IS TO LOOK CUTE OK >| ))

8:04:27 PM MajDougMcKnight: Are we really placing our hopes on KLINGONS abandoning defense of their own homeworld?

8:04:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Stranger things have happened.

8:04:46 PM TKirr: ::pulls up blueprint of Borg sphere, sadly lacking in detail, and cross references::

8:05:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: If you would have told me this morning that I'd be escorting an assimilated Klingon general home, I'd have called you a liar.

8:05:47 PM cmdr shelev: No, you would have sent him to sickbay so THEY can call him a liar.

8:06:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Make sure you include in the message that he's anti-Duras.

8:06:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That might get the sane Klingons out of the way.

8:06:51 PM MajDougMcKnight: I already forwarded the entire conversation.  They'll know what we know.

8:08:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Alright then. Everyone be ready to re-write this script at a moment's notice.

8:09:51 PM cmdr shelev: Not to get too high up the chain, but you might want to ask Zuriyev about an abort plan if he... uh... goes nuts.

8:10:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Our abort plan is that warp 9.99 I asked about.

8:11:19 PM cmdr shelev: Noted.

8:11:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:11:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:11:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:12:05 PM TKirr: ::pauses::

8:12:19 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Paused::

8:13:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: And we're not even horribly late finishing!

8:14:00 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hooray!

8:14:07 PM cmdr shelev: my plots move quick

8:14:22 PM cmdr shelev: they're like 80 minute action pictures that roll credits after the shooting stops

8:14:36 PM cmdr shelev: NO YOU CAN'T HAVE A RAMBO PLOT

8:15:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: why not :(

8:15:19 PM TKirr: Okies, well little did you all know, but T'Kirr was taking power naps behind her console while the big wigs conferenced.

8:15:44 PM TKirr: I wasn't... honest... she was.

8:15:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Riiiiiiight.

8:15:54 PM LtCmdrBusard: Of course.

8:16:13 PM TKirr: She... me... um us... ack, personality disorder

8:16:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Failure!

8:16:31 PM cmdr shelev: good lord woman

8:16:38 PM TKirr: What was I supposed to do, send text msgs to McKnight the whole time?  Honestly I wasn't sleeping. =P

8:17:02 PM TKirr: Oh wait... I was texting him >_>

8:17:20 PM LtCmdrBusard: GASP

8:17:46 PM TKirr: Hey, it was G rated, what do you take me for

8:17:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: See, I knew it!

8:18:17 PM TKirr: Not that G rated kids would care about missing planets, but nevermind.

8:18:18 PM MajDougMcKnight: "lol teh doctor is so l33t"

8:18:29 PM TKirr: you're so not quoting me

8:19:04 PM LtCmdrBusard: Well, he IS pretty 1337.

8:19:23 PM MajDougMcKnight: It's spelled with a 7?  Christ.

8:19:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: good lord

8:19:30 PM LtCmdrBusard: Yup.

8:19:32 PM TKirr: lol yep

8:20:12 PM LtCmdrBusard: ...Crap, did I just outgeek you hun?

8:20:58 PM TKirr: i can has tardis? o no its goin 2 cras!h ur doin it wrong

8:21:08 PM LtCmdrBusard: Lmao.

8:21:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: oh god

8:21:22 PM LtCmdrBusard: "invisible tardis"?

8:21:48 PM TKirr: See, Vulcan typing skills are bad, that's why McKnight's always snickering over there

8:22:29 PM LtCmdrBusard: Aah, I see. I knew they had to have a weakness.

8:23:02 PM LtCmdrBusard: And now I know it! MWAHAHAHAHA!

8:23:02 PM TKirr: Yeah if you'd stayed on the Bridge longer, she would've gotten bored with McKnight and started sending you IM's too

8:23:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Powerful, logical mind. Strength of two. Types like a retarded monkey!

8:23:10 PM TKirr: o_O

8:23:27 PM LtCmdrBusard: ...erm, ignore that last bit.

8:23:34 PM TKirr: Hey it's tuff to write like that

8:24:02 PM TKirr: That's why I study icanhascheezeburger.com

8:24:21 PM LtCmdrBusard: Well good. It's good to study a website like that.

8:24:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Truly a bastion of literature.

8:24:33 PM LtCmdrBusard: And it's totally not because of the adorable kittehs.

8:24:42 PM TKirr: Actually I just wanna look at all the cute kitties... lolspeak is sort of a side effect. =/

8:25:16 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hooray kitties!

8:25:19 PM TKirr: Anyway, didn't mean to upset people lol

8:25:32 PM TKirr: Just thought I'd try to outdo leetspeak

8:25:54 PM TKirr: 'Cause I'm loopy and I can DO things when I'm loopy.

8:26:04 PM TKirr: It's like a superpower

8:26:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: The internet makes you stupid!

8:26:37 PM TKirr: Hey now, have you ever seen me lolspeak

8:26:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: lolwut

8:26:57 PM LtCmdrBusard: 73|-| 13375P34K 15 73|-| 4\/\/350/\/\3.

8:27:06 PM TKirr: Okay you looked that up.

8:27:10 PM LtCmdrBusard: ?

8:27:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :pwn:

8:27:29 PM LtCmdrBusard: Nope, sorry. Just took a long time to type :-P

8:27:39 PM TKirr: What's sad is I can actually read that. >_>

8:27:55 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hahaha. You're a total nerd.

8:27:58 PM LtCmdrBusard: Welcome to the club!

8:28:05 PM TKirr: I didn't say it was EASY to read.

8:28:28 PM LtCmdrBusard: It's certainly not easy to TYPE.

8:28:35 PM TKirr: =P

8:29:29 PM LtCmdrBusard: And hey, at least I didn't include the phrased "pwn3d j00".

8:29:43 PM LtCmdrBusard: *phrase

8:30:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You people are frightening me.

8:30:20 PM TKirr: =P

8:30:22 PM LtCmdrBusard: Really? Cool! :-D

8:30:37 PM TKirr: We only do it on command.

8:30:56 PM TKirr: Call us electronically cultured.

8:31:32 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hmm...electronically cultured, you say.

8:31:42 PM TKirr: Anyway, bye

8:31:46 PM LtCmdrBusard: Has to do with computers, AND sounds appropriately elitist. I like.

8:31:48 PM LtCmdrBusard: Bye!

8:32:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Bye!