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.