10:00:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Percy

10:00:45 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hah! New lappy means no more confusion!

10:00:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Colonel

10:00:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yay!!!

10:00:56 PM ColDougMcKnight: Evening.

10:01:00 PM LtCmdrBusard: Heya honey.

10:01:11 PM ColDougMcKnight: It also means I get circulation back in my legs.

10:01:18 PM LtCmdrBusard: :-(

10:01:26 PM LtCmdrBusard: You like me sitting on your lap and you know it!

10:01:37 PM ColDougMcKnight: ...this is beside the point.

10:02:16 PM LtCmdrBusard: Yes honey.

10:02:51 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hold on, though. I'm going to restart to see if the internet will be faster. It's being kinda slow right now.

10:02:57 PM ColDougMcKnight: Kay.

10:03:44 PM DrRoxanneCarre: hai guys

10:03:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Doc

10:03:51 PM ColDougMcKnight: Hiya, doc.

10:06:16 PM TKirr: Hey, had to finish a board game. -_-

10:06:34 PM ColDougMcKnight: Fun.  Did you win?

10:06:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, we'll start as soon as Percy gets back on

10:06:48 PM TKirr: Newp.

10:10:35 PM ColDougMcKnight: WB

10:10:38 PM LtCmdrBusard: There we go.

10:10:38 PM TKirr: Omg there's two of them

10:10:40 PM LtCmdrBusard: Thanks.

10:10:43 PM LtCmdrBusard: Yup!

10:10:47 PM LtCmdrBusard: Creeepy, huh?

10:10:48 PM TKirr: Yay =)

10:11:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Alright then, when last we left Ian had been poisoned by a bum cigar.

10:11:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr is now in command. Questions?

10:12:05 PM ColDougMcKnight: What does the crew at large know about what's going on?

10:12:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Nothing yet, we're picking up right where we left off.

10:12:51 PM ColDougMcKnight: Okay, one other question then.

10:13:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: G'head

10:13:59 PM ColDougMcKnight: Because I've forgotten, is anyone but T'Kirr supposed to know WHY we're looking for Gerard?  Or was that part of the conversation he only whispered to her?

10:14:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: It's in the PADD he told her about.

10:14:24 PM ColDougMcKnight: Kay.

10:14:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: If there are no others, then...?

10:14:45 PM LtCmdrBusard: Do we know that Harris is suspect?

10:14:50 PM LtCmdrBusard: Or is that also in the PADD?

10:15:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: that, he whispered to her

10:15:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:15:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:15:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:16:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> :still sitting on the bridge::

10:16:23 PM TKirr: ::strides between the parting lift doors onto the Bridge, taking in its occupants::

10:17:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::turns and looks at T'Kirr::

10:17:28 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::At tactical again, since I THINK we were all on the bridge at the end of last sim.  He's staring down at his console, but obviously noted T'Kirr's arrival.::  This is a bit on the obvious side, but I'm just going to throw it out

10:18:22 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Quietly doing her engineering stuffs at her station on the bridge::

10:18:26 PM ColDougMcKnight: there anyway.  Ron's not going to be any help to the Admiral.  If you need a flying barracks, the Hemingway's a sure bet.  A hospital facility, not so much.

10:19:20 PM TKirr: Ron?

10:20:01 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: studies the preliminary assay from the cigar ::

10:22:10 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard, Ronald P.  Captain of the Hemingway.  To his old war buddies, Ron.  Which...isn't really the point, I guess.  I'm just saying, I can think of one or two reasons you might have ordered that we go looking for him...and all of

10:23:03 PM ColDougMcKnight: them could stand a bit of talking over among the senior staff.

10:23:41 PM TKirr: I ordered we find the Hemingway because that's what Admiral Blackthorne requested.  Until I find a better solution, that is our course.  Do you have any suggestions?

10:24:15 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Not wanting to get involved, Percy runs a second major diagnostic of the warp core. Just in case.::

10:24:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Course and speed, ma'am?

10:25:49 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Shrugs::  I suppose that all depends what you plan for once we've found him, Commander.

10:26:06 PM TKirr: I'll know better soon, hopefully.

10:26:30 PM TKirr: ::comes to stand in front of the center seat and hesitates, swallowing::

10:26:41 PM TKirr: Computer, recognize T'Kirr, Commander.

10:26:56 PM TKirr: Computer> *BEEP* Commander T'Kirr recognized.

10:27:42 PM TKirr: Computer, open shipwide comm. ::waits as it beeps in compliance::

10:28:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::Watches::

10:28:36 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::looks up from her console to witness the next events::

10:28:50 PM TKirr: +Shipwide+ USS Atlantis crew, this is Commander T'Kirr.  As Admiral Ian Blackthorne is unfit for duty, I am taking command of the USS Atlantis.

10:29:22 PM TKirr: ::to the Computer:: ...Authorization Alpha Tango Bravo.  Please confirm.

10:29:37 PM TKirr: Computer> *BEEP* Status confirmed.  Commander T'Kirr is now in command of the USS Atlantis.

10:30:54 PM TKirr: +Shipwide+ ::lets out a steadying breath:: Please be assured Admiral Blackthorne is in excellent care, and we will be pursuing his return to duty as swiftly as possible.

10:31:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::turns back to her console, letting out a breath that she didn't notice she was holding::

10:31:14 PM TKirr: +Shipwide+ Until then, carry on with your duties.  Commander T'Kirr out.

10:31:29 PM TKirr: ::peers over at McKnight::

10:32:08 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Just sits silently at his station and frowns.  He's got an idea what must be going on, and so far, he's not sure he likes the implications.::

10:32:49 PM TKirr: I'll be in the flag office.  You have the Bridge.

10:33:00 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Simply nods at T'Kirr, looking slightly worried, before going back to work.::

10:35:19 PM TKirr: ::nods back at Busard as she catches her look, then exits the Bridge::

10:36:47 PM TKirr: ::enters the Flag Office and stops short, staring at the quiet ambiance of the softly lit, empty room that shouldn't be hers.

10:38:24 PM TKirr: ::frowns with a thought:: +Carre+ T'Kirr to Dr. Carre.

10:39:21 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Sends a message down to security, requesting they send up a replacement for tactical, before standing up and moving to the big chair::  Alrighty, Commander.  Our orders, such as they are, require us to rendezvouz with the

10:39:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> :::starts calling up Mustang readiness reports::

10:40:33 PM ColDougMcKnight: Hemingway, so your destination is Yenrai 4.  Captain Gerard's engaged in training maneuvers in orbit there.

10:41:58 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Scans over the diagnostics report, making a slight adjustment to the left engine alignment, before sending for an update on shipwide life support and computer access statistics.::

10:42:05 PM TKirr: ::moves behind the lavish desk and drops to a crouch, pulling the handle on the lowest drawer::

10:42:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Yenrai 4, aye Colonel.

10:42:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::lays in a course::

10:42:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Speed?

10:43:48 PM TKirr: ::retrieves a PADD from the drawer and stands with it, waking the PADD up::

10:43:51 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Shrugs::  Warp 7?  Do we like 7?

10:44:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Faster is always better, I say.

10:45:09 PM ColDougMcKnight: Warp 8 it is, then.

10:45:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::punches that in:: Standing by.

10:45:34 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Tries to suppress the urge briefly.  Fails miserably.  Points toward the viewscreen::  Make it so.

10:45:53 PM LtCmdrBusard: ...::Sighs heavily and shakes her head::

10:46:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::makes it so::

10:46:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis hauls ass in that direction.

10:47:07 PM TKirr: ::sits down at the desk and activates the terminal:: Computer, contact Zuriyev at Starfleet Headquarters, secure channel.

10:48:58 PM TKirr: ::stares over the desk for a moment, then realizes it's the spot Ian had fallen and turns her eyes away::

10:49:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The Federation logo appears on the screen, and then Zuriyev's bald pate.

10:49:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> ::turns, expecting Ian:: Commander?

10:49:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::smirks at the Colonel::

10:50:29 PM TKirr: ::nods gravely:: As you've probably assumed by my presence, I have bad news.

10:50:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> ::waits for it::

10:51:36 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Sadly, the moment of humor doesn't last.  Staring at the screen, he mutters under his breath::  This one's going to get nasty.

10:51:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> I've been working on the squadron readiness.

10:52:02 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: sends a preliminary request for chemicals structurally related to the assay findings ::

10:52:17 PM TKirr: Ian has been poisoned.  We're en route to investigate, but I need you to cover for me.

10:54:01 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Forces himself to pull away from his unpleasant predictions, looking up at then H/Ops station and its occupant::  Yeah?  And?

10:54:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> If you're asking me to cover for you, then you suspect someone.. controversial.

10:54:38 PM TKirr: Ian trusts you... I trust you.  Ian believes this was ordered by Admiral Harris.

10:54:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> I'm rather new at all of this, but I think we're as ready as we can be.

10:55:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> ::frowns:: I had thought as much.

10:55:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Where are you taking Atlantis?

10:56:39 PM TKirr: Ian requested we find Gerard and the Hemingway.  We need assistance from outside Starfleet.

10:56:40 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Computer, run known anti-toxins against the chemically known portion of the toxin, theorize and calculate the probablily of success. Compare the incoming list from star fleet medical to this also.

10:57:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> A wise move.

10:57:30 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Simply frowns slightly, before rising from her seat with a PADD. While engines were running, it was probably best for her to be below deck, so to speak. So, after leaving a request for someone to

10:57:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> I'm not sure who else Harris might have under his fingers.

10:58:16 PM LtCmdrBusard: take her place, she headed for the turbolift.::

10:58:37 PM TKirr: Me neither.  Can you send us somewhere in the opposite direction?

10:59:25 PM ColDougMcKnight: Of course you are.  Whatever else, the Admiral's a superb judge of ability.  Even so, I'd suggest you schedule another holodeck drill if you've got time.  I'm getting one of those feelings.

10:59:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Yes, I'll hide Atlantis.

10:59:59 PM TKirr: ::nods:: Thank you.  I'd best keep this short.

11:00:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Your official orders are to patrol the Cynax sector. I'll be taking operational command of Third Fleet.

11:00:41 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Once in the turbolift, however, Percy decides to take a slight detour, to see how the admiral was faring. To the Med Bay!::

11:01:04 PM TKirr: I understand.  I'll keep you updated.

11:01:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> Good luck, Commander.

11:01:19 PM TKirr: ::nods again and cuts transmission::

11:02:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Zuriyev> ::Frowns, fearing something far-reaching is about to happen::

11:02:29 PM TKirr: ::leans back in the entirely too comfy plush of the chair:: +Carre+ T'Kirr to Dr. Carre.

11:03:14 PM DrRoxanneCarre: +TKirr+Carre here

11:03:32 PM TKirr: ::thinks about Sickbay and how she's rather be at Ian's side than covering for him:: +Carre+ Status?

11:04:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> I'll schedule more drills, then.

11:04:51 PM DrRoxanneCarre: +TKirr+I have the computer working on possible cures....Ian is declining slowly.

11:05:53 PM TKirr: +Carre+ I know you're doing your best.  Have you sent the scan data to Medical yet?

11:07:02 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Entering the med bay, Percy worriedly headed toward where Blackthorne was. Seeing him unconscious, she stood at a distance for a while, wringing her hands. This whole situation was incredibly

11:07:04 PM TKirr: Nolan> ::dotes on Ian::

11:07:33 PM LtCmdrBusard: unpleasant. After a few moments, though, she sighed, nodding to Nolan before silently heading out the door and heading to engineering.::

11:08:07 PM TKirr: Nolan> ::acknowledged Percy's presence and concern before returning his attention to the monitors::

11:08:10 PM DrRoxanneCarre: +TKirr+ I have sent the preliminary data and received some data back. I'll keep you posted if anything new arises.

11:08:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Permission to leave the bridge and attend to squadron duties?

11:09:01 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Nods::  Granted.

11:09:15 PM TKirr: +Carre+ ::grimaces inwardly and rests her head on the highback:: Don't send anything else.  Restrict communication with Starfleet for now, please.  You're going to have to do what you can on your own.

11:09:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::locks the station and heads into the TL:: Assault Bay.

11:10:01 PM TKirr: +Carre+ Please keep your study confidential and only share your results with me and your staff.  Make sure they know to keep it within the department.

11:11:49 PM DrRoxanneCarre: +TKirr+ Aye..err...sir.

11:12:10 PM TKirr: +Carre+ Thank you, Doctor.  T'Kirr out.

11:12:31 PM TKirr: +McKnight+ T'Kirr to McKnight.

11:13:00 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Glances over at the office door::  +T'Kirr+ McKnight here.

11:13:17 PM TKirr: +McKnight+ Can you join me in the Flag Office for a moment, please.

11:13:31 PM TKirr: ::works away at the terminal::

11:14:19 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Upon entering Engineering, she finds herself staring at the warp core for a few moments before reading over the updates she'd requested. Ah, reading material.::

11:14:20 PM ColDougMcKnight: +T'Kirr+ Momentarily.

11:15:06 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Leaves off at that and rises to his feet, leaving the bridge to...anyone but Puddington.::

11:15:27 PM TKirr: ((Harper's got experience!))

11:16:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((She left the bridge!))

11:16:17 PM TKirr: ((Oh damn))

11:16:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::magically realizes that he's needed and appears to take the bridge:

11:16:57 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Anyway, that done, McKnight crosses silently to the flag office door and rings the chime.::

11:17:04 PM TKirr: Enter.

11:18:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::sits in the center seat, looking smug::

11:20:07 PM LtCmdrBusard: (BRB, am walking Vivian to train station)

11:20:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::in the assault bay, visually inspecting the Mustangs::

11:20:28 PM TKirr: ((Fine, don't need you anyway. =( ))

11:20:32 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Does so, waiting for the door to swish shut behind him before saying anything::  Planning a trip, are we?

11:20:49 PM ColDougMcKnight: (Awww.)

11:20:55 PM LtCmdrBusard: (...Yeah, I know. :-()

11:21:03 PM TKirr: ::turns from the terminal to spot McKnight and, feeling uneasy behind the desk, stands and walks around it to face him::

11:21:12 PM TKirr: We've served together a long time, Colonel.

11:22:27 PM TKirr: I called you in here because you didn't poison Ian.

11:23:01 PM ColDougMcKnight: Well, let's not get sentimental or anything.

11:24:14 PM TKirr: Zuriyev has sent us on a patrol mission, officially.  I've restricted communication out from the ship and have the computer monitoring open channel transmissions.

11:24:40 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: Calculates the vitals change and the rate of declination, arriving at a 'too short of time' result ::

11:25:31 PM TKirr: Until we can figure out how that cigar was tainted, we can't even trust our own crew.  I'm confiding in you because I know your loyalties.  I encourage you to share any of this with Percy, but no one else.

11:26:07 PM TKirr: You've shared a cigar with Ian from time to time, haven't you?  Do you know where this one was from?

11:27:45 PM ColDougMcKnight: Cuban cigars, English gin, Irish Guiness.  The man doesn't tolerate anything secondhand.  If Zuriyev's covering for us, that means you've got something planned that he doesn't have the power to condone.  Do you really plan to keep

11:28:05 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: Checks on toxicology's progress, mutters about time ::

11:28:12 PM ColDougMcKnight: this entire crew in the dark for the entirety of it?

11:30:34 PM TKirr: I'm not hiding our destination.  As to my intentions, they've served under need-to-know basis before.  They have no business knowing what the officers' goals are.

11:31:14 PM TKirr: Once we meet up with Harris and I finish reviewing this PADD--::holds it up, waving it::--then I'll determine our next step.

11:31:56 PM LtCmdrBusard: (back!)

11:32:00 PM TKirr: Were any of his cigars gifts?  Did he import them from wholesale?

11:32:01 PM ColDougMcKnight: (WB)

11:32:06 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Thanks)

11:34:04 PM ColDougMcKnight: I accepted a cigar from him once or twice.  He didn't share the catalogue with me.  You might have noticed, the two of us haven'

11:34:49 PM ColDougMcKnight: t been on the best of terms off the clock until fairly recently.

11:35:05 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Notes that one of the aft turbolifts has been apparently reported to be making an annoying clicking. She sends an engineer to fix it, and files through the reports again.::

11:36:24 PM TKirr: ::drops her gaze to the shiny desktop in thought, then nods:: All right.  I knew this wouldn't be so easy.  Hopefully we'll have the analysis results soon.  Maybe then we'll get lucky.

11:37:22 PM TKirr: That's all for now.  If you think of anything, let me know.

11:38:54 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Glances over at the PADD momentarily, making no move to depart before he's said his piece on this::  If that PADD details what I think it does, then before I go, I figure I owe it to you to give you this warning first.  Since, as

11:39:02 PM ColDougMcKnight: you say, we've served together for some time.

11:41:14 PM ColDougMcKnight: Traditionally, I'm hardly above bending the rules when I think a worthy enough cause requires it.  And I appreciate that right now, you of all people want to make sure justice is served.  But whether Zuriyev is willing to look the

11:43:07 PM ColDougMcKnight: other way or not, we're still bound by the oaths we took to act a certain way.  And a corrupt Admiral isn't any excuse to disregard that.  There's a line, and I will not simply stand by idly if it's crossed.  You should keep that in

11:43:13 PM ColDougMcKnight: mind, as you plan that next step.

11:45:06 PM TKirr: PAUSE SIM

11:45:07 PM TKirr: PAUSE SIM

11:45:08 PM TKirr: PAUSE SIM

11:45:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::paused::

11:45:46 PM ColDougMcKnight: Paused as well.

11:46:01 PM DrRoxanneCarre: paused after i found my mouse...*sigh*

11:46:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Great sim, we're all set to rendezvous next week!

11:46:19 PM LtCmdrBusard: Le paused.

11:46:32 PM TKirr: Gerard ftw

11:47:56 PM TKirr: Long sim, thanks for hangin' in there

11:48:02 PM ColDougMcKnight: Not a problem.

11:48:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, definitely, but a lot got done. :)

11:48:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Good job.

11:48:19 PM TKirr: Ty

11:49:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I imagine some logs might come out of it, actually

11:50:06 PM TKirr: It's quite possible.

11:50:16 PM LtCmdrBusard: Verily!

11:50:26 PM TKirr: For now, I have a date with my bed.  See you ALL next week. =)

11:50:43 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Night TKirr

11:50:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night!

11:50:57 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Night guys...

11:51:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night folks :)