6:59:53 PM ltcmdrbusard: Look! I'm on time!
7:00:01 PM MisterBoxingBear: Evening.
7:00:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hi you two!
7:01:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Doc
7:01:27 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Hiya!
7:01:36 PM MisterBoxingBear: So, refresh my memory. Trashed, powered down mining installation, and a message about snails?
7:01:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Basically, yes.
7:01:54 PM MisterBoxingBear: Alrighty then.
7:02:00 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Mmmm escargot!
7:02:17 PM ltcmdrbusard: Deeelicious.
7:03:58 PM MisterBoxingBear: If T'Kirr doesn't show up, despite being the one to lead this away mission, maybe LaMorte can get off easy after all!
7:04:31 PM MisterBoxingBear: Not that his safety was ever in doubt.
7:04:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: No, he's totally safe.
7:05:25 PM TKirr: Hey
7:05:35 PM ltcmdrbusard: Welp, he's doomed.
7:05:53 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Please make sure to incinerate LaMorte so i dont have to deal with a dead body.
7:06:16 PM ltcmdrbusard: You don't want to deal with dead bodies? What kind of maniacal doctor are you?
7:06:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay that's all of us!
7:06:45 PM DrRoxanneCarre: I was thinking of escargot and you want me to deal with bodies? *shudder*
7:06:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Percy, I just finished getting your bio up on the site.
7:07:02 PM ltcmdrbusard: Woohoo!
7:08:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then, for tonight.
7:09:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Our away team has formed up to beam over to the damaged mining station, following the distress call.
7:09:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr, Busard, McKnight, and LaMorte are set to beam down.
7:09:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?
7:10:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Guess not!
7:10:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:10:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:10:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:11:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::on the bridge, eyeing the place on the viewer::
7:12:07 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Presumably in the transporter room at this point, toolbelt and phaser at the ready.::
7:13:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Blackthorne to T'Kirr, is your team ready?
7:15:49 PM ltcmdrbusard: (Apparently not)
7:15:55 PM TKirr: ((Sorry guys I'm pissed off))
7:16:24 PM ltcmdrbusard: ((Aw, it's okay. Um...maybe you can vent with lovely lovely fight scenes?))
7:16:29 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: head to turbolift :: Computer bridge.
7:17:15 PM ltcmdrbusard: (WB)
7:17:20 PM MisterBoxingBear: (Sorry about that. Computer spazzed on me.)
7:18:06 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Anyway, McKnight was just going over his gear for one last check. He did have a few notable items added to his usual inventory. An air guage was strapped to his left forearm, which in turn was connected to a compact breathing
7:18:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (seems to be going around!)
7:18:39 PM MisterBoxingBear: apparatus, in case the life support gave out. And if they beamed over already, assume he did this before they left.::
7:19:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::drums his fingers on the chair arm::
7:21:29 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: arrives on bridge, enters, looks around, makes a few notes on her miedipad ::
7:21:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::turns:: Dr. Carre, I trust sickbay is ready for possible casualties?
7:22:18 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Certainly. I just checked all the supplies.
7:22:23 PM TKirr: +Blackthorne+ Yes, Admiral.
7:22:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Proceed, and be careful.
7:23:18 PM TKirr: +Blackthorne+ Understood.
7:23:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I trust you're settling in well, doctor?
7:24:34 PM DrRoxanneCarre: So far yes, still learning my way around, names, faces that sort of thing. I'm not particularly good at any of those.
7:26:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods:: Bit of a change from your last ship, I imagine.
7:26:30 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: grimaces :: Silightly, yes.
7:26:45 PM MisterBoxingBear: (So HAVE they beamed over already? Or are they just ready to?)
7:27:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (They're just ready to.)
7:27:33 PM MisterBoxingBear: (Kay.)
7:30:42 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::McKnight and LaMorte take opposite transpoerter pads then, ready to form as secure a perimeter as possible when said perimeter is a straight line.::
7:31:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ( ::kick-starts things:: ) ACTION> The away team appears in a room with an acrid smoky haze, dimly lit by flickering lights. Debris is scattered everywhere.
7:31:35 PM TKirr: ((Nevermind...))
7:31:56 PM TKirr: ::peers around::
7:33:56 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Looks around, then to her tricorder.::
7:34:33 PM TKirr: ::scans the area:: Two dozen lifesigns. ::aims her tricorder:: This way. McKnight, you're with me. Busard, take LaMorte and see if you can stabalize life support.
7:34:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: How is the husband? I've only spoken to him briefly, recently.
7:35:36 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Hes doing well, and if he didn't mention it, thanks for...well you know.
7:35:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::smirks::
7:35:59 PM ltcmdrbusard: Aye, ma'am. ::Heads off in the direction she thinks life support is in::
7:36:00 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Nods, having already moved to secure that passageway, and proceeds ahead slightly, rifle mounted light illuminating the way ahead when the lights fail.::
7:38:41 PM TKirr: ::follows behind McKnight, scanning away, and quietly comments:: The room at the end of the corridor shows two lifesigns. Perhaps we can get a few answers from them.
7:38:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Don't mention it. Just try not to make it necessary again.
7:39:48 PM DrRoxanneCarre: As long as I'm happy, hes happy, for the moment I'm not unhappy.
7:39:52 PM MisterBoxingBear: You're sure those are HUMAN life signs?
7:40:33 PM TKirr: ::slants a brow upward:: Yes. ::after a pause:: Did you have something else in mind?
7:41:48 PM ltcmdrbusard: (LaMorte is security, right?)
7:41:53 PM TKirr: ((Yes))
7:41:57 PM MisterBoxingBear: (Yeah, he's a marine.)
7:42:00 PM ltcmdrbusard: (oh good)
7:42:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Mm, well, glad to hear it. The crew here is top-notch, so I hope you'll find a place.
7:43:00 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Shrugs slightly, not breaking stride:: All I know is the message said something about snails, and they seemed pretty alarmed about it.
7:43:20 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Comes across an accessible control panel, and gets to work, though hands LaMorte the tricorder first.:: If it shows more lifesigns than just us, let me know. ::Tinker tinker::
7:43:48 PM DrRoxanneCarre: I've enjoyed getting to know the ones I've met more than briefly. :: almost manages to repress a grin ::
7:44:09 PM TKirr: ::approaches the door with McKnight, an aire of assurance in her voice:: If there were known lifeforms present, they would appear on my scans.
7:44:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: How are the crew physicals going?
7:45:40 PM MisterBoxingBear: LaMorte>::Nods, hoisting the solid but light weight rifle in one hand while he keeps an eye on the tricorder in his left.::
7:45:55 PM DrRoxanneCarre: So far so good. McKnight passed with no problems to speak of. I'll be scheduling the rest of them as their schedules permit.
7:45:56 PM MisterBoxingBear: KNOWN lifeforms.
7:46:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::thinks back to the boxing match:: I'm not surprised.
7:46:35 PM TKirr: ::motions for McKnight to enter first::
7:47:02 PM DrRoxanneCarre: The non-officer crew seems to be in good shape and I havent run across any psych problems.
7:47:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Good to know. When it's all complete, I expect a full report.
7:48:42 PM DrRoxanneCarre: You'll need to let me know when your schedule permits. You do realize it doesnt take long?
7:49:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Of course, doctor.
7:49:09 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Nods, and after throwing the door open, if need be, he crosses the threshold and immediately spins left, counting in T'Kirr to take forward, just like they'd do it for a proper security sweep::
7:49:43 PM TKirr: ACTION> McKnight and T'Kirr enter a nondescript room like the one they beamed down into, except this one has two unconscious humanoids stretched across the floor.
7:51:01 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::After a little tinkering:: ...Damn, I can't access the main power relay from here. We'll have to get to main Engineering to fix the life support.
7:51:10 PM TKirr: ::moves forward and kneels at the nearest body, her bleeping scanner hovering above it:: Unconscious--alive. ::sideways glance at McKnight:: Human.
7:51:31 PM TKirr: ::squints slightly at her tricorder:: Fascinating.
7:52:31 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Stands over T'Kirr, watching her work:: Fascinating how?
7:52:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::ignoring the nagging and turns to look at the viewer, wanting to be down there::
7:53:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> An innocuous looking crystal on the floor grows a proboscis and stabs LaMorte in the leg.
7:53:48 PM TKirr: ::against her better judgement, pokes the person in the belly, which doesn't give at all:: It appears the skin is hardening.
7:54:57 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Sees the stabbity:: Holy shit!
7:54:59 PM DrRoxanneCarre: I'm going to grab a cup of something hot and continue with my duties. :: heads toward the turbolift ::
7:55:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Very well, doctor.
7:56:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Crystal> ::shuffles off, looking rather snail-like::
7:56:37 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Looks to LaMorte:: Are...are you alright?
7:57:03 PM MisterBoxingBear: (Crap, sorry, zoned out for a second.)
7:57:22 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: enters turbo lift :: Deck 8
7:57:34 PM ltcmdrbusard: (S'okay hun)
7:58:12 PM MisterBoxingBear: LaMorte> ::Has fallen to the deck, releasing a string of incomprehensible curses about someone's whore of a mom. However, the wound presumably isn't too massive., and so after a few moments, he manages to reply through gritted
7:58:59 PM MisterBoxingBear: teeth:: I'll be fine. I just need a bandage...some painkillers wouldn't suck either.
7:59:35 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Frowns:: Yeah, fascinating. What the hell could do that?
7:59:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Crystal Snail> :haw:
7:59:52 PM TKirr: +Atlantis+ T'Kirr to Sickbay.
8:00:36 PM DrRoxanneCarre: +T'Kirr + Carre here.
8:01:29 PM TKirr: +Sickbay+ Doctor, I have two unconscious humans at my location with an unknown affliction of the skin. Prepare for beam-up directly to Sickbay.
8:02:00 PM MisterBoxingBear: LaMorte> ::Even downed, a pissed off and armed marine is nothing to take lightly. Taking aim, he tries to console himself by blasting the little bastard.::
8:02:27 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: stares at the almost full cup in front of her :: +T'Kirr+ Aye. Carre out.
8:02:35 PM TKirr: ::contacts the TR and the two bodies are promptly beamed onto biobeds::
8:02:44 PM TKirr: Let's move on.
8:02:48 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Grabs the rather small first aid kit from her toolbelt, handing him a bandage and painkillers, and gets on the comm:: +Blackthorne+ Busard to Blackthorne. LaMorte has been attacked
8:03:27 PM ltcmdrbusard: by a crystalline entity via proboscis. I think I know where the screaming about snails came from now, but I need to get to main Engineering to fix the ship's systems. Orders, sir?
8:03:40 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Scowls:: Where to?
8:04:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Busard+ Get LaMorte to sickbay, and rendezvous with the rest of the away team.
8:04:21 PM TKirr: ::motions to the next door:: Several more rooms with more lifesigns. Let's get these people into care.
8:04:29 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: enters sickbay just as the bodies appear, notes activated isolation fields :: Full scans, stat.
8:05:21 PM ltcmdrbusard: +Blackthorne+ Aye, sir. ::Looks to LaMorte:: Well, you heard the man.
8:05:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Blackthorne to T'Kirr.
8:05:52 PM TKirr: +Blackthorne+ Here, Admiral.
8:06:17 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Nods and moves on, same formation in mind.::
8:06:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Busard has reported an attack by a crystalline "snail" on LaMorte.
8:06:51 PM MisterBoxingBear: Crystals, AGAIN? Oh, I am setting this thing to nuke.
8:07:05 PM TKirr: ::stops in her tracks and scans in the opposite direction, specifically for her party mates:: +Blackthorne+ Is he all right?
8:07:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +T'Kirr+ I've ordered him to sickbay, and Busard should be en route to you.
8:08:00 PM ltcmdrbusard: +Carre+ Busard to Carre. LaMorte has been injured. Prepare to beam to sickbay.
8:08:11 PM MisterBoxingBear: LaMorte> ::His attention is mostly focused on getting the bandage nice and tight, but manages to nod he's ready to be beamed whenever.::
8:08:45 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: notes oddities in the blood scans :: Hypos of eosinophil for each patient.
8:09:01 PM TKirr: ::confirms Busard's signature heading towards them:: +Blackthorne+ Understood. Should we keep moving? I've sent two unconscious victims of some sort of skin hardening condition to Sickbay.
8:09:12 PM MisterBoxingBear: Did she specify exactly HOW this thing managed to injure him?
8:09:16 PM DrRoxanneCarre: +Busard+ Awaiting transport.
8:10:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Yes, get as many of those people out of there as you can.
8:10:49 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Contacts Transporter Room and has LaMorte beamed out. Presuming this works, she starts booking it to T'Kirr and McKnight's location::
8:11:24 PM TKirr: +Blackthorne+ We're on it. T'Kirr out.
8:11:34 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: notes changes in scans :: Hypos of neutrophil for each, repeat at 30 minute intervals.
8:11:58 PM TKirr: ::heads about out into the corridor and sees Busard rushing towards them::
8:12:49 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::By now, is turning his light just about everywhere. If it glitters, it's a target.:: Are your tricorder scans picking up ANYTHING?
8:13:08 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Stops rushing so much:: Hey. Watch your legs. One of 'em stabbed LaMorte with something proboscis-shaped.
8:13:26 PM TKirr: One of what?
8:14:14 PM ltcmdrbusard: Crystalline entity. Moved kinda like a snail, although if it's doing so with rapid recrystallization, it might not pop up as a lifeform.
8:15:23 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Sets his jaw in irritation:: Is LaMorte okay?
8:15:51 PM TKirr: ::recalibrates her scanner a few different ways, testing each in turn::
8:15:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Carre+ Blackthorne to Carre, status of the wounded?
8:15:58 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: notes LaMortes arrival and his bandaged leg :: Start bio scan on this patient and he can use a new pressure pad.
8:16:37 PM ltcmdrbusard: He seemed okay when I last saw him. Just in a lot of pain. From the stabbing.
8:16:56 PM DrRoxanneCarre: +Blackthorne+ They're stablizing. I'll know more shortly.
8:17:14 PM TKirr: Without knowing further specifics of what to scan for, I'm not going to find anything. We'll have to study it when we see it. ::moves towards the doorway::
8:18:05 PM ltcmdrbusard: Alrighty. ::Keeps her eyes open, following T'Kirr::
8:18:25 PM TKirr: ACTION> The away team covers several more rooms littered with a dozen unconscious humans, beaming them to Sickbay without incident.
8:18:45 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Computer, compare CBCs of each patient. Extrapolate timeframe.
8:20:36 PM TKirr: ACTION> The away team enter what appears to be an empty foreman's office::
8:21:18 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: reads the results on the computer screen to verify what she just heard :: +Blackthorne+ Carre to Blackthorne.
8:21:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Carre+ Go ahead, doctor.
8:21:44 PM TKirr: ::covers forward::
8:22:12 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Spins left, sweeping his light quickly over everything in front of him, up and down.::
8:23:04 PM DrRoxanneCarre: +Blackthorne+ The unconcious patients are stabilized for the moment. There seems to be some sort of bloodborne parasite that is causing their physiology to change. I have LaMorte stablized and medicated for pain.
8:23:26 PM TKirr: ::motions towards the desk with a terminal on it:: Busard, see what you can find on that.
8:23:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Carre+ Keep me updated. Blackthorne out.
8:24:08 PM ltcmdrbusard: Aye, ma'am. ::Heads to the terminal and leafs through the files::
8:24:21 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Gives the desk a once over first, of course.::
8:25:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Percy finds the foreman's logs, which before they degenerate into mad ramblings, detail a spectacular breakthrough into a dilithium filled cavern.
8:25:55 PM TKirr: ::crouches on the floor, finding traces of rock dust on the floor::
8:26:54 PM ltcmdrbusard: Huh, looks like they were messing around in a dilithium filled cavern. Maybe that's something to do with the crystalline entities? Oh also he went really nuts. Which is probably a bad sign.
8:27:01 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: flips through computer files searching for something specific ::
8:27:28 PM TKirr: ::stands and comes behind Percy to look at the screen::
8:27:41 PM MisterBoxingBear: I know everyone hates a back seat skimmer, but why not skip to the end? Maybe they came up with some useful info on these things before all this happened.
8:28:14 PM ltcmdrbusard: It ends with him being really really insane.
8:28:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The last log entry says, "I WILL KILL ALL THE FUCKING SNAILS"
8:28:40 PM TKirr: Perhaps we should find this cavern after the rest of the colony.
8:28:49 PM MisterBoxingBear: ...Okay, maybe not the VERY, very end.
8:29:40 PM ltcmdrbusard: It's certainly possible. The logs pretty much deteriorate into madness after the one announcing their opening of the cavern.
8:30:43 PM TKirr: Let's move on. The faster we get these people out of here, the better chance they have of surviving.
8:31:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:31:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:31:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:31:18 PM TKirr: ::pauses::
8:31:23 PM MisterBoxingBear: ::Paused::
8:31:27 PM ltcmdrbusard: ::Le Paused::
8:31:38 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Hypo paused.
8:32:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well then, LaMorte survived. Who would have guessed?
8:32:19 PM TKirr: So FAR.
8:32:27 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Or he just hasnt died horribly yet.
8:32:32 PM ltcmdrbusard: Exactly!
8:33:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, with Percy's shiny new bio up on the site, this is a good time to send any updates you may have to yours.
8:33:58 PM ltcmdrbusard: Hooray! I'm an example!
8:34:17 PM TKirr: lol
8:34:29 PM TKirr: Sorry for the slow start, I wasn't all here
8:34:30 PM MisterBoxingBear: Updates, huh?
8:34:50 PM MisterBoxingBear: I might take the chance to retcon punch a kid out of existence.
8:35:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ha!
8:35:15 PM ltcmdrbusard: Hahaha, that is an awesome mental image.
8:35:51 PM ltcmdrbusard: It's a boy! *Punch* And now it's gone!
8:37:33 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Be sure to proof read them...>.>
8:37:36 PM MisterBoxingBear: Now it's a beer!
8:37:45 PM ltcmdrbusard: Hooray beer!
8:38:44 PM TKirr: ::is lost::
8:39:18 PM DrRoxanneCarre: I had to point out that Ian had a typo in his bio...
8:39:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: McKnight retcon punched a kid and turned it into a beer.
8:39:37 PM TKirr: ::is still lost::
8:40:49 PM TKirr: Night, all.
8:40:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night, T'Kirr
8:40:55 PM ltcmdrbusard: G'night! Hope you feel better.
8:40:59 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Night
8:42:01 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Night guys...more gooey med jargon next week! :D
8:42:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night Doc
8:42:14 PM ltcmdrbusard: Woohoo! G'night.
8:44:32 PM MisterBoxingBear: So...how was everyone's week? By which, I guess I mean Jason's, since I receive regular updates on Rachel's week.
8:48:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Heh
8:48:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I am now unemployed in preparation for my move.
8:48:53 PM ltcmdrbusard: Ahh, the grand move to Virginia.
8:49:00 PM ltcmdrbusard: It was Virginia, right?
8:49:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yup.
8:50:44 PM ltcmdrbusard: Cool. Out of curiosity, why are you moving? I don't remember if you ever said.
8:50:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: My family's all east, I hate being in CA.
8:51:38 PM ltcmdrbusard: Ahh, makes sense.
8:52:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: So, we'll have at least one week off Atlantis coming up :v
8:53:40 PM ltcmdrbusard: Aww, oh well. Enjoy the movin' back east!
8:55:31 PM MisterBoxingBear: I'm rather fond of the East myself.
8:55:45 PM MisterBoxingBear: Admittedly, I've probably spent a grand total of 3 hours in Virginia, but still.
8:56:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'm looking forward to it :)
8:57:23 PM ltcmdrbusard: I have spent a grand total of 0 hours in Virginia. But I may spend significantly more in the near future, since the sister's all moved in there.
8:58:50 PM MisterBoxingBear: Ah, right.