10:01:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya

10:05:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Doc

10:05:30 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Hiya

10:05:48 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hey guys. Mike's over here this week!

10:05:54 PM LtCmdrBusard: :-D So the confusion continues.

10:06:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh god.

10:06:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You two must tag your posts!

10:07:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: So then, we are indeed ready to start.

10:07:22 PM LtCmdrBusard: Indeed!

10:07:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: This wek!

10:07:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: week too

10:07:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: A Science team has been dispatched to investigate Jesren's records room.  Meanwhile, McKnight's Marines have suited up and arrive at the beam down site consisting of a freezing pitch-black cavern deep within Milyax's crust.  Scans from this location show a network of narrow tunnels leading downward at a steep slope. Jesren continues to hold Carre captive somewhere nearby...

10:07:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: A Science team has been dispatched to investigate Jesren's records room.  Meanwhile, McKnight's Marines have suited up and arrive at the beam down site consisting of a freezing pitch-black cavern deep within Milyax's crust.

10:07:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Scans from this location show a network of narrow tunnels leading downward at a steep slope. Jesren continues to hold Carre captive somewhere nearby...

10:07:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?

10:08:22 PM LtCmdrBusard: M> Are we wearing EVA suits?

10:09:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: It's cold, but breathable. You might have taken cold-weather gear.

10:10:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Carre, however, is gonna be cold!

10:10:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Any other questions?

10:11:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then.

10:11:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:11:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:11:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:11:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> ::watching Carre expectantly::

10:12:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> ::drumming his fingers on the chairarm, waiting for news::

10:12:44 PM TKirr: ::stands at Science, monitoring the beamdown site on scans::

10:12:46 PM DrRoxanneCarre: *shivers* Do you have any heat here?

10:13:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> Sadly, no. Our species finds this temperature normal.

10:13:47 PM TKirr: ((Maybe ask one of them to become a blanket =X))

10:14:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::sitting at HOps, scanning the surface::

10:15:17 PM TKirr: ::checks in with the Science team at Jesren's lab::

10:15:54 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Perhaps there are some blankets around?

10:16:04 PM LtCmdrBusard: R> ::Percy was keeping track of her robot's whereabouts. Woo!::

10:16:42 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: wishes for a phaser to heat up a rock ::

10:17:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> We're amorphous masses in our normal state. What good would a blanket be?

10:17:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> ::draws his weapon and shoots a nearby rock until it glows red:: There.

10:17:55 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Ahhh! Heat....

10:18:06 PM DrRoxanneCarre: ...hmmm...coffee?

10:18:16 PM DrRoxanneCarre: ((one has to try you know))

10:18:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> ::gives her a 'don't push it' look::

10:18:27 PM TKirr: ((lol))

10:19:27 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: pulls out her medi-corderand takes a reading ::

10:20:04 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :  raises eyebrow :: I'm getting a lot of radiation on these readings.

10:20:10 PM LtCmdrBusard: M> ::McKnight was, of course, heading up the away team, rifle pointed into the darkness.  The darkness would in fact STAY dark, because McKnight had chosen to forgo the attention grabbing flashlights in favor of the ridiculously

10:20:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> Their primitive warp technology...

10:21:12 PM LtCmdrBusard: high end optical equipment that builds every member of the rescue team with a tricorder built map of the terrain, enabling them to move with confidence, even without any light::  Okay, we're far enough.  Let's deploy a beacon.

10:22:27 PM LtCmdrBusard: M> ::As one of his men comply and drive the beacon spike into the ground, McKnight taps his comm badge:: +Atlantis+ Can you hear me now?

10:22:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::routing additional bits of unused power to the sensors::

10:23:15 PM TKirr: ::looks up at Ian as the call comes in::

10:23:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> ::perks up:: +McKnight+ Atlantis here.

10:25:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::correlates the origin of the comm signal with the scans and notes the beacon in place, updates the 3D map::

10:27:02 PM LtCmdrBusard: M. +Atlantis+ We'll deploy these occasionally the deeper we go.  Hopefully, we'll be able to get one close enough for real time intel about the target.  But if not, Yaren's got some pattern enhancers with him, just in case.

10:28:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> Acknowledged. Good hunting. I'll have Commanders T'Kirr and Harper updating your maps as the new data comes in.

10:29:59 PM LtCmdrBusard: +Atlantis+ Sounds like a plan.  Have our people studying the Ren record room turned up anything interesting yet?

10:30:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> ::looks to T'Kirr::

10:30:39 PM TKirr: ::shakes her head as Ian looks back at her::

10:30:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> +McKnight+ Negative, Major.

10:32:05 PM LtCmdrBusard: R> ::At the word "radiation", the little robot perks up.::

10:33:00 PM TKirr: Obessive Scientist> ::elsewhere on the continent monitoring comm signals and picks up their encoded two-way traffic:: Aliens... wtf!

10:36:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> ::eyes the robot::

10:39:55 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Hooray!)

10:40:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (And they're back, folks!)

10:40:11 PM TKirr: ((WB!))

10:40:59 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Thanks. Toopid internets)

10:43:22 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::The robot eyed Jesren back::

10:45:34 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Lag check?)

10:45:55 PM TKirr: ((...Who knows?))

10:48:11 PM DrRoxanneCarre: You could be getting to large of a dose of radiation.

10:48:17 PM LtCmdrBusard: M> ::Right, so...barring any obstacles or intercepting party, the marines should be getting reasonably close by now?::

10:48:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Yes))

10:49:06 PM DrRoxanneCarre: I may need samples. :: runs medi-corder more ::

10:49:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> That can be arranged.

10:49:59 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: notes the pets interest but ignores it ::

10:50:35 PM DrRoxanneCarre: I dont really have the equipment here I need.

10:51:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> You must make do, doctor. Please, stop the stalling.

10:53:22 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: glares :: There are different treatements for different types of radition, the wrong treatment and the patient diies.

10:54:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> Figure it out then. And quickly.

10:54:49 PM DrunknGunbunny: (I carry so much hate right now)

10:55:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((HATE!!)

10:56:51 PM DrunknGunbunny: M> ::Okay, before the connection dies again, McKnight personally deposits their last beacon, then orders one last halt as

10:57:03 PM DrunknGunbunny: the maps update on the ship.  Presumably, they'll want to be privy to the forthcoming violence.  For his part, McKnight studies the way ahead, considering how best to plan an assault.::

10:57:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Receiving telemetry from another beacon.

10:59:17 PM DrunknGunbunny: (So, presumably we'll be picking up some non-Ren this time?)

10:59:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Yeah, they're not hiding it down here)

10:59:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::updates the maps via the downlink::

11:00:31 PM DrunknGunbunny: ::Frowning as his display registers life form readings they didn't expect here, he taps his wrist mounted tricorder unit to call up a more detailed scan, which immediately goes to everyone else watching.::

11:01:11 PM DrunknGunbunny: Random marine> ::Scrambles to set his weapon to full power::  Holy shit, Founders! 

11:03:29 PM TKirr: ::looking over the scan results:: Admiral, take a look at these readings.

11:03:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> ::hears something, gestures to what would appear to be nowhere to Carre::

11:03:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> ::walks around to Science and peers::

11:04:06 PM DrunknGunbunny: M> Keep your pants dry, marine.  I'm picking up Carre's life sign too.  If we had Founders planning a new invasion, I somehow don't see leaving a Star Fleet officer alive right in the middle of their camp as their MO. 

11:04:10 PM DrunknGunbunny: Well, that and there's no Jem'Hadar.

11:04:27 PM TKirr: Whatever they are, there's hundreds of them... different sizes, temperatures, densities...

11:04:47 PM DrunknGunbunny: ::Voice low, even though they're hopefully still far enough away::  +Atlantis+ I assume you're getting this up there?

11:05:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Indeed we are.

11:05:40 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: takes a sample from Jesren, puts it in the medicorder for testing ::

11:07:10 PM DrunknGunbunny: +Atlantis+ Can you get a transporter lock?  Otherwise, I'm thinking we go in with weapons on maximum stun, shoot the crap out of everything, grab Carre, and book.

11:08:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::working:: Negative on the transporters, Admiral.

11:08:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ No such luck on the transporters.

11:09:14 PM DrunknGunbunny: +Atlantis+ Got it.  Do we have a green light?

11:09:47 PM TKirr: ::shares a look with Ian::

11:09:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ ::looks at T'Kirr, then back at the readings:: Affirmative.

11:10:49 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: pulls sample out replaces it with another for testing ::

11:11:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Oh you have to be kidding me!))

11:11:48 PM TKirr: ((At least they'll be fresh for the go))

11:12:09 PM DrunknGunbunny: ((Okay this time I blame my friend. He accidentally turned off the goddamned power strip.))

11:12:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Failure!))

11:12:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (You have the greenlight by the way)

11:13:15 PM DrunknGunbunny: M> ::Nods::  Fro'tak, you've got point.  Marines, let's move.

11:13:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> ::gesturing to the puddles on the floor, which gradually disappear, taking the forms of all sorts of things::

11:16:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> Doctor, if this goes badly, tell your Captain that they've been poisoning us and that we need help. We had no choice.

11:16:54 PM DrunknGunbunny: ::As the team approaches the entrance, the indicated Vulcan drops to one knee, bringing his photon grenade launcher to bearm firing off a volley of four grenades, which release a strong stun pulse through the cavern as the

11:17:06 PM DrunknGunbunny: marines take cover::  I'll apolagize later, doc.

11:17:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> ::falls, vulnerable in his present form::

11:18:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Rest of the Shudouren> ::who knows, they look like rocks right now::

11:18:35 PM TKirr: ((zomg stun + rock form = rock))

11:19:41 PM DrunknGunbunny: R> ::Robot claps tiny little hand-like joints over its eyes, shaking with a frightened whirring sound.::

11:21:38 PM TKirr: ((Oh noes she went unconscious))

11:21:50 PM DrunknGunbunny: (Indeed!)

11:24:43 PM DrunknGunbunny: ::Okay then...the marines move in after the pulse subsides, locating Carre if possible, and set their rifles for wide beam to sweep the area starting on either side of her as they move in.  Hopefully, that'll keep the

11:25:15 PM DrunknGunbunny: shapeshifters at bay.  The perimeter they move to establish around Carre only has to last long enough for their pattern enhancers to get set up.::

11:25:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> ::stunned, and the rest of the rocks don't move... or do they::

11:27:04 PM DrunknGunbunny: ::As the pattern enhancers are set up, McKnight stands over Jesren at what is hopefully enough of a diatance to allow him a moment's reaction time.::  +Atlantis+ Admiral I suggest you have more security and a containment field

11:27:18 PM DrunknGunbunny: waiting in transporter room one.  We have a prisoner.

11:27:34 PM DrunknGunbunny: (WB)

11:28:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Commander, make that happen. +McKnight+ Acknowledged, signal when ready for beamout.

11:29:24 PM DrunknGunbunny: M> ::Fortunately, it's a relatively simple process.  The pattern enhancers are set up in a tirangle, and the field activated as McKnight drags Jesren into it.::

11:29:38 PM TKirr: ::nods and sends security to TR1::

11:29:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Transporter lock.

11:30:03 PM DrunknGunbunny: (We kind of assumed Carre got stunned with Jesren, and is with the others inside the field.  Would that be reasonable?)

11:30:28 PM TKirr: ::heads to the lift and disappears behind the doors::

11:30:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Makes sense to me.)

11:30:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::engages transporter, beaming the whole triangle up::

11:31:13 PM TKirr: ::emerges in TR1, checking the containment field's integrity as they're beamed in::

11:31:56 PM TKirr: ::looks up at McKnight from behind the console:: Major.

11:32:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> ...

11:32:36 PM TKirr: Extra Security> ::aiming rifles at Jesren, standing by::

11:32:45 PM DrunknGunbunny: R> ::Robot is presumably beamed up as well, and is currently holding Carre's pinky worriedly.::

11:32:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Jesren> ::in a pile on the floor::

11:35:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:35:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:35:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:35:20 PM TKirr: ::pauses::

11:37:01 PM TKirr: =/

11:37:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well, we accomplished what we set out to do, at least. :-/

11:37:38 PM TKirr: Yes, heh.

11:41:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That looks like that. Hopefully next week will be a bit more involved!

11:42:20 PM TKirr: Maybe we'll even have 5 names in here. =P

11:42:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That'd be something else!

11:45:53 PM TKirr: Thanks for being captive, Carre. =)

11:46:19 PM TKirr: And um... getting stunned by your security.

11:47:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: She can blame her headache on McKnight.

11:47:28 PM TKirr: Yep.  See you next week.

11:50:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night.