9:57:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Doc :)

9:59:04 PM DrRoxanneCarre: hello

10:00:07 PM Jusstin Case: ::straightens his collar::

10:00:14 PM Charity Suite: Hihi!

10:00:22 PM Jusstin Case: Bienvenidos!

10:00:24 PM Charity Suite: ::fixes her hair::

10:00:30 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: doesnt mention the lipstick on Jusstin's collar ::

10:00:43 PM Jusstin Case: ::doesn't wipe the lipstick off his collar::

10:01:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hi y'all!

10:01:34 PM Charity Suite: How's y'all doin'?

10:01:37 PM ColDougMcKnight: Good, good.

10:02:00 PM ColDougMcKnight: Let me call Rachel.  She may just be running late, but we just got her an X-Box for her birthday.

10:02:09 PM TKirr: Expansion day, this is so brutal o_O

10:02:09 PM Jusstin Case: Oh, no.

10:02:14 PM Jusstin Case: Nerrrds.

10:02:18 PM ColDougMcKnight: Fable II.

10:02:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh man.

10:02:38 PM TKirr: I've heard good things

10:03:09 PM Charity Suite: Pfffft.  You have no idea how much you are loved if people are willing to forgo Day 1 of an expansion for you.  :-P

10:03:28 PM ColDougMcKnight: What's being expanded now?

10:03:37 PM Jusstin Case: ::stretches::

10:03:48 PM Charity Suite: EQ2

10:03:54 PM ColDougMcKnight: Ah, I see.

10:04:00 PM Charity Suite: ::snickers::

10:04:03 PM ColDougMcKnight: And Rob, you don't deserve to live.

10:04:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Much love to the EQ2 players that are here tonight. :)

10:04:25 PM TKirr: >_O

10:04:33 PM Jusstin Case: I'm a Star Trek fan.

10:04:38 PM TKirr: I know it's just for an hour but I had to bail on my group hehe

10:04:43 PM Jusstin Case: I never had a life before, why should I have one now?

10:04:48 PM ColDougMcKnight: Touche.

10:05:38 PM ColDougMcKnight: I may have to to give Stargate Worlds a try when it comes out.

10:06:13 PM Jusstin Case: Anyone see the new Trek trailer?

10:06:18 PM TKirr: Yeah

10:06:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Where can I see that?

10:06:37 PM TKirr: Quinto makes an awesome Spock

10:06:44 PM Jusstin Case: http://www.startrekmovie.com/

10:06:48 PM TKirr: iTunes store has it, or just go to ... yeah, that.

10:07:14 PM Jusstin Case: :-D

10:07:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BRB! :)

10:09:21 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hey guys. Sorry I'm late, but the Fable!

10:09:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya

10:09:34 PM Charity Suite: ::grins::

10:09:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: OK then, let's get the party started.

10:09:57 PM Charity Suite: ::puts on a silly hat::

10:10:14 PM Jusstin Case: ::gets confetti::

10:10:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Tonight, Atlantis has rendezvoused with the Hemingway. Senior Staff are expected to meet with Captain Gerard for dinner to discuss acquiring his help.

10:10:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?

10:10:35 PM Jusstin Case: (w to Charity) Do we count?

10:10:58 PM Charity Suite: ::shrugs::

10:11:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sr. Staff means department heads and command staff.

10:11:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Alrighty then...

10:11:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:11:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:11:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:11:50 PM Charity Suite: (w) Looks like Ah git to count thahmometahs.

10:12:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> ::quietly laying there::

10:12:44 PM Jusstin Case: ::tries to follow the map to the dining room::

10:12:58 PM Jusstin Case: So, I make a left at the next bulkhead ...

10:13:13 PM Jusstin Case: Then I follow that straight for 50 meters ...

10:13:27 PM Jusstin Case: There will be a *slight* drop ...

10:13:33 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: thinks about variant options while she watches Cubit pace near Ian ::

10:13:44 PM Jusstin Case: ::trips, falls::

10:14:03 PM Jusstin Case: Oof!

10:14:19 PM TKirr: ::overseeing the preparations, the large table adorned with an assortment of dishes::

10:14:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::on the bridge, securing her station before heading to the dinner::

10:14:41 PM Charity Suite: ::walks into SIckBay, hoping to meet The Boss::

10:14:41 PM LtCmdrBusard: Cubit>::Strutting up and down its post::

10:15:17 PM Jusstin Case: ::mutters something about improperly labeled labeling, or some such thing::

10:15:22 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Stands in the corner with his arms crossed, gazing at the table::  You don't think we're overdoing it just a tad?

10:16:22 PM Jusstin Case: ::eventually stumbles into the dining room::

10:16:29 PM TKirr: I wouldn't call this excessive. We do have a lot of people to feed... two senior staffs.

10:16:36 PM Charity Suite: ::looks around::  Spiffy!

10:16:48 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: jots down a few ideas, checks on the computer variant process that are running ::

10:16:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::hands the bridge off to Sankoh and heads to the TL::Deck Four.

10:16:57 PM TKirr: ::nudges a dish to her liking and notices Case enter::

10:17:06 PM Jusstin Case: OH, good! I found it.

10:17:35 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Percy looked herself over in the reflection of her PADD to make sure she didn't suddenly come down with a case of horrific deformity before entering the dining room::

10:17:38 PM Charity Suite: ((If there's food, you end up there eventually, Jusstin.  ;-) )

10:17:46 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: Looks at the 'way too perky' <insert class here> that just entered :: It rather grows on a person.

10:18:11 PM Jusstin Case: ((You could say I have a sixth sense. :-) ))

10:18:28 PM DrRoxanneCarre: (( class/rank...i fail at that, ask major whats-his-name in the corner ))

10:18:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Ahaha, class))

10:18:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: It's not so much the quantity that hits me.  More the...pomp, I guess.  It all seems a bit fancy.  The sort of spread that makes a man feel self-conscious about putting his elbows on the table.

10:18:48 PM TKirr: ((He's a colonel, now. =) ))

10:19:04 PM ColDougMcKnight: Not that that will stop him, mind you.  Just not his scene, as I recall such things.

10:19:12 PM DrRoxanneCarre: ((see...I know what he is now, its in his name! :D ))

10:19:26 PM Jusstin Case: This is a splendid setup!

10:19:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::walks into the dining room and looks around:: Woah.

10:19:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::smugly sitting in the center seat::

10:20:21 PM Jusstin Case: You know, Colonel, they say presentation makes the meal.

10:20:25 PM TKirr: ::crosses her own arms:: I thought it rather utilitarian. I want them to feel welcome, but it's most certainly not a time of celebration.

10:20:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Were we supposed to wear dress uniforms?

10:20:30 PM DrRoxanneCarre: You must be the new <xxx>...good, plenty of work to go around.

10:20:38 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Notes the intricate table setting:: Wow. Uh...I feel underdressed.

10:20:58 PM TKirr: No, this isn't that kind of meeting.

10:21:00 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Grimaces::  If I'd had to wear a necktie, then Gerard would REALLY hate it.

10:21:24 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Sniffs::  Are those garlic potatoes?

10:21:25 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Blinks:: You own a necktie?

10:21:34 PM Jusstin Case: Garlic potatoes? Where?!

10:21:36 PM TKirr: ((Not sure why everyone's assuming it's fancy smancy, I never intended it to be))

10:21:58 PM DrRoxanneCarre: ((Sure, you're trying to impress the bad guy! ))

10:21:59 PM LtCmdrBusard: (:-P It's because you're Vulcan, and we're racist!)

10:22:02 PM ColDougMcKnight: (Probably just the huge table spread.  The only image my mind can conjur is from Star Trek 6.)

10:22:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Guess who's coming to dinner...)

10:22:26 PM LtCmdrBusard: (...Is it Gerard?)

10:22:35 PM Jusstin Case: ( /facepalm)

10:23:02 PM Jusstin Case: So ... when does our guest arrive?

10:23:08 PM Jusstin Case: ::eyes dinner hungrily::

10:23:26 PM ColDougMcKnight: And yes, I in fact own a pair of them.  I decided to keep a spare on hand in case I ever crash landed in a ghetto while wearing my dress uniform again.

10:23:38 PM TKirr: They're already aboard and on their way. ::turns an eye to McKnight for verification:: McKnight has men escorting them.

10:23:54 PM LtCmdrBusard: Um...right. I...am not even going to ask.

10:24:22 PM Jusstin Case: ::nods:: So, who is this Captain Gerard anyway?

10:24:26 PM ColDougMcKnight: I left a pair of marines waiting in transporter room one, yes.

10:25:49 PM ColDougMcKnight: You want me to do the recap, or...

10:25:59 PM Jusstin Case: ... Recap?

10:26:18 PM Jusstin Case: You'll have to forgive me; it's my first day.

10:26:26 PM DrRoxanneCarre: I'm Dr. Carre, welcome to the craziness we call sickbay.

10:26:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::leans back on the wall and waits::

10:26:50 PM TKirr: ACTION> The guests arrive, filing one by one through the door.

10:27:06 PM DrRoxanneCarre: ((Crap, Carre is late...as usual! ))

10:27:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::stands up straight as the guests arrive::

10:27:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> ::escorting the Hemingway crew as ordered::

10:27:58 PM Charity Suite: ::saunters into SickBay further, and picks up the chart of the day::  Hmmm.  So, th' Admiral's takin' a lil' nap.  This oughtta be good readin' ...

10:28:00 PM Jusstin Case: ::still pondering the back story of this Captain Gerald guy, or whoever he is::

10:28:16 PM TKirr: ::turns to acknowledge the arriving party:: Captain Gerard.

10:28:22 PM Jusstin Case: ::thinks he sounds like a nice guy::

10:28:41 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Comes through first, after the Atlantis marines, having added a dark red jacket to the standard uniform of his merc company, Picard style.  Stopping short, he regards the spread, the attendance, and finally, with an amused look, T'Kirr::

10:28:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> ::steps back against the wall near the door and smartly snaps to attention::

10:29:20 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> This is more private than a secured comm?

10:30:17 PM Jusstin Case: ::inclines his head and looks at the other officers' reactions::

10:30:37 PM TKirr: Only those I trust most of my crew are in attendance here. ::looks to Gerard's crew::

10:30:43 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Yes, he is. Have a look around, meet some of the crew. :: Notes the time :: I have to run but familiarize yourself with the area.

10:30:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Yeah, even the new guy who got here yesterday!)

10:31:04 PM TKirr: ((How can the new guy be the leak? =P))

10:31:10 PM Charity Suite: ::lifts her head at the sound of some odd whirring and clicking, and the occasional beep::

10:31:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (...point.)

10:31:30 PM Jusstin Case: ((::is deceptively trustworthy::-))

10:32:49 PM Jusstin Case: ::resists the temptation to wave at Gerard::

10:32:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::smirks at Gerard's reaction, liking the guy already::

10:33:06 PM ColDougMcKnight: Don't be an ass, Ron.  You don't get dinner over the comm.

10:33:16 PM LtCmdrBusard: Cubit>::Looks up curiously at Charity:: Whirrr?

10:34:09 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Grins::  The man has a point.  Alright, then, T'Kirr.  Introduce me to the new guys, tell me what's good, and then fill us in on why we're here.  I'll leave the order up to you, you being in command here and all.

10:34:25 PM Charity Suite: Uhmmm ... hey there.

10:35:34 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: checks Ian's vitals, notes they're dropping, grabs a medi-receiver unit. :: Cubit this is our new <rank>, you stay here and continue your guard duty.

10:35:34 PM LtCmdrBusard: Cubit>::Makes a somewhat suspicious look towards Charity, then looks back at the Admiral::

10:35:57 PM Jusstin Case: ((Oh, no, Charity! It already knows your plans to assume command via assassinations!))

10:36:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> ::drools::

10:36:17 PM Charity Suite: ::looks back and forth into the provate room::  Ohhhh.  Very Impo'tant Pashunt in there?

10:36:33 PM LtCmdrBusard: C>::And after she says that, Cubit nods, and goes back to strutting back and forth up and down Ian's bed::

10:36:48 PM LtCmdrBusard: (And does not get electrocuted by the pool of drool)

10:37:11 PM TKirr: ::gestures to those around her in turn:: You know Colonel McKnight, of course, and Lieutenant Commander Busard. This is Dr. Carre, our Chief Medical Officer, and Ensign Case, our new Chief of Science.

10:37:19 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Yes he is. ::  Debates, then moves back and places a security sheild around the stasis unit. :: Hes under 24 hour guard at the moment. Watch the security field.

10:37:34 PM Jusstin Case: (m) Lieutenant JG Case ....

10:37:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Already been demoted!)

10:37:48 PM TKirr: ((Sorry, didn't take the time to look it up))

10:38:12 PM Jusstin Case: ((Oh, blast!))

10:38:24 PM Charity Suite: Hokie dokie.  Show me whut ya got hidin' in there, lil' buddy.

10:38:26 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Gotta run. Computer emergency transport to <where ever outside the party room is>. :: slides in the door just in time to be introduced ::

10:38:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::notes Carre's miraculous appearance::

10:38:45 PM Jusstin Case: ::blinks::

10:38:54 PM TKirr: Let's be seated, we have much to discuss.

10:39:00 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Eyebrow quirk towards Carre::

10:39:08 PM TKirr: ((Wow I'm not with it, am I.. sorry))

10:39:15 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: shrugs ::

10:39:16 PM Charity Suite: (( Damn, there goes my nefarious ice-water sponge bath plan!))

10:39:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::sits and frowns at not being introduced::

10:39:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ian> ::shivers for no apparent reason!::

10:39:40 PM DrRoxanneCarre: (( pfft! I already puked on his shoes... ))

10:39:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Amiably slaps Case on the shoulder before removing the lid from some random dish and sniffing::  Sweet.  And the last one must be Harper.  I think I know you from staring daggers at you over a viewer last time.

10:40:04 PM Jusstin Case: ::stifles a cough::

10:40:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::nods and smiles:: Yes, I'm Atlantis's new CAG. Nice to meet you.

10:40:53 PM Jusstin Case: ::waits for Gerard to sit first::

10:41:07 PM Charity Suite: (( Well, we could wax him a nice runway strip ... ::evil grin::  ))

10:41:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (nooooooo!)

10:41:24 PM LtCmdrBusard: (O.O Wow. You're awesome.)

10:41:46 PM ColDougMcKnight: Sellers> ::Having entered after Gerard, frowns at that, despite his constant pleasure at meeting another pilot:: I think that's as good a segue as we're going to get, Ron.

10:41:56 PM DrRoxanneCarre: ((After dinner, I'll bring dessert! ))

10:42:12 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Plopping himself down in some random chair, nods his agreement.::  Right.  So where's Blackthorne?

10:42:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::frowns and waits for it::

10:42:48 PM Jusstin Case: ::sits down and tries to catch sight of the garlic potatoes::

10:42:57 PM Charity Suite: ::looks the Admiral's vitals over once or twice, then picks up the PADD with his classified medical status on it::  Dammit ... Ah don't got clearance ...

10:43:12 PM TKirr: His absence is the heart of why you're here now. The Admiral has been poisoned, and is currently unconscious in Sickbay.

10:43:13 PM Charity Suite: ::shakes the PADD and smacks it on the bedside a couple of times::

10:44:02 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Sits down, after she notes other people doing so, looking over the contents of the table::

10:44:18 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Sits back, allowing that to settle in::  I assume you're aware that our medical facilities are less equipped for something like that than yours.

10:44:29 PM LtCmdrBusard: Cubit> ::Looks on in horror as one of his own kind is being savagely beaten against a bedside!::

10:45:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::finds some bacon and digs in::

10:45:36 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: notes a blip on the medi-receiver unit ::

10:45:44 PM TKirr: We have reason to believe Admiral Harris is behind this, and that he has someone aboard Atlantis. Admiral Blackthorne's last words involved us contacting you as someone we can trust.

10:46:26 PM Jusstin Case: ::trying to think if he knows an Admiral Harris::

10:47:08 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Forks himself two slices of roast beef, and starts looking for the horseradish::  Well, that's touching.  Did he also express anything specific as to what we're supposed to do about it?  So far, it's sounding like what he needs is a starbase.

10:47:23 PM Charity Suite: Hmmmph.  Prolly busted.  ::gives the smooth buttons a few random jabs::

10:47:25 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: scoops out an extra helping of the garlic potatoes ::

10:48:20 PM Jusstin Case: ::has probably by this point spilled butter or something on himself::

10:49:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::gets into the garlic potatoes too!::

10:49:42 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: hands Percy an extra large helping of dessert ::

10:50:49 PM Charity Suite: Whaddya think, Lil' Buddy?  ::grins widely::  That's gonna be yer new name.  Like it?

10:50:54 PM TKirr: At this point, we don't know how far reaching Harris' influence is. We must avoid Starfleet involvement if possible. ::slides a PADD to Gerard:: We need to go to Orban II.

10:51:00 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Looks down at the dessert happily. She hadn't actually had an appetite for anything, but anyone can always have dessert!::

10:51:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::has bacon for dessert::

10:51:27 PM Charity Suite: ::looks down at Ian::  Think he's gonna make it?

10:51:54 PM Charity Suite: (( Bacon a la mode, with bacon ice cream? ))

10:52:10 PM LtCmdrBusard: Cubit> ::Scratches head-like body part:: Whirrr? ::Looks over to Ian, then makes a worried gesture not unlike Wall-E's.::

10:52:26 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Spoons some garlic potatoes, seeing that they're going fast:: 

10:52:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (awww!)

10:52:50 PM Jusstin Case: ((I need to see that movie.))

10:53:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Looks over the PADD briefly before putting it aside.  Having given it to Blackthorne in the first place, he soon recognizes it.::  You want to chase down a middleman?

10:54:26 PM TKirr: Other than the fact that Ian's method of poison intake was through a cigar, we have no other leads to go on.

10:56:23 PM Jusstin Case: ::upon hearing about the poison, Jusstin wonders if anybody thought to check the food before digging in ... :::

10:56:35 PM Jusstin Case: ::slides his plate away, slightly::

10:57:07 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Nom nom nom::

10:57:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: So...let me see if I follow you, more or less.

10:58:01 PM TKirr: ((Gerard, right))

10:58:41 PM ColDougMcKnight: (Oh, right.  The second one was.  Sorry.)

10:59:46 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Blackthorne's been poisoned, and judging by the fact you haven't been able to treat him, his situation is probably in decline.

11:00:43 PM Charity Suite: ::scratches her head::  Puzzlin', fer sure.  ::starts to walk back to the desk to put the PADD down and note Ian's apparent decline in 'being with us'::

11:00:53 PM ColDougMcKnight: And, since you won't take him to a proper hospital, your OTHER option is to go all the way to Orban II in the faint hope that this contact you're looking for had some intimate knowledge of the poisoning, despite there being no actual evidence he was actually involved.

11:01:43 PM Jusstin Case: (m) Sounds like a good plan to me.

11:01:45 PM ColDougMcKnight: AND because said contact is an Orion, in a system crawling with Orion pirates, you need some extra guns to walk into this death trap.  Meaning us, because all of Star Fleet might have it in for you.

11:02:22 PM DrRoxanneCarre: We are treating him, the problem is identifying the toxin, which appears to have been altered. He is stable but, you are correct, he is declining. Time is a factor and we need to do what is expediant.

11:03:22 PM TKirr: ::level gaze on Gerard:: That is an adequate summary, yes.

11:04:36 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Laughs as he wolfs down a mouhful of roast beef, along with its generous portion of horseradish sauce::  Christ.  Never a dull day around here, is there?

11:05:12 PM TKirr: ::still staring at Gerard, eyebrow perking up comically::

11:06:04 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Still munching dessert::

11:06:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> An unidentified ship decloaks and fires on Atlantis, striking the secondary hull, as it begins to launch fighters.

11:06:46 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> I think I'm gonna need some wine before we discuss this any further.  Good stuff, please.  Believe me, it'll only be the start of what Blackthorne owes me after this.

11:06:47 PM Jusstin Case: ::chuckles at Gerard's remark::

11:06:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> Red Alert! Captain to the bridge!

11:07:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> Evasive maneuvers!

11:07:11 PM Jusstin Case: Oh, hell! ::spills horseradish on his *brand new* uniform::

11:07:12 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Or...we can do this instead.

11:08:11 PM Jusstin Case: ::staggers toward the door::

11:08:24 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: snags two desserts and heads back to sickbay, during all the confusion ::

11:08:29 PM TKirr: ::stands and starts to run:: Man your stations!

11:08:40 PM Charity Suite: ::grabs the desk and sees the red lights::  Ah hate th' disco ...

11:09:02 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Wipes her mouth quickly, before nodding to T'Kirr and running to the engineering station::

11:09:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The surprise attack opened a jagged gash in the secondary hull before we were able to get our shields up.

11:09:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::runs to a TL:: Assault bay! +Sharks+ All pilots to your planes!

11:09:39 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Whips out communicator as the Atlantis crew rush to their stations::  Dex, what the fuck's going on out there?

11:09:42 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Looks at the status report:: SHIT. Ma'am, we have a major hull breach!

11:09:45 PM Charity Suite: (( Awww, man, the paint job ...  Bastards.))

11:09:59 PM TKirr: ::staggers about at intervals as the inertial dampeners fail::

11:10:09 PM Jusstin Case: ::plops in front of the science station::

11:10:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::holding onto the chair, nostrils flaring as smoke pours in from somewhere:: Come about, return fire!

11:10:20 PM TKirr: Shield status?

11:10:32 PM Jusstin Case: ::scanning the bad guys::

11:10:52 PM ColDougMcKnight: +Dex+ Ship just decloaked, sir!  Atlantis has suffered a hull breach.  So far, no signs of us being targeted.

11:11:16 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> +Dex+ Let's not give them a chance.  Shields up, and then kill them, please.

11:11:16 PM LtCmdrBusard: 75 percent and dropping! ::Stands:: I need to go seal that breach, ma'am. ::Aannd...runs for the Turbolift::

11:11:20 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: makes it back to sickbay, desserts intact, places them on the counter :: Computer remove security field.

11:11:34 PM LtCmdrBusard: Cubit> ::Looks curiously at the desserts::

11:11:46 PM Jusstin Case: Captain, they're definitely Orion!

11:12:03 PM Jusstin Case: I'm afraid I can't say much more than that ... that blast all but knocked out our sensors!

11:12:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::arrives in the Assault Bay, runs into the locker room, gets in her flight suit and grabs her helmet::

11:12:14 PM Charity Suite: ::sees Roxanne stagger in::  Hey there ... welcome to th' Shake n' Bake.  Ah helped.

11:12:22 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: grabs a hypo and injects Ian with a dose of neutrophi, mutteringl :: Hope this helps, at least it wont hurt.

11:12:25 PM TKirr: Disable them if you can without endangering us further.

11:12:35 PM TKirr: +Gerard+ T'Kirr to Gerard!

11:12:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Resuming tactical, he quickly diverts power to the forward shields, and quickly, establishes a manual targeting lock, opening up with a full phaser blast and a burst of quantum torpedoes, just as Hemingway comes about to do likewise.::

11:12:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> People start pouring into sickbay with burns, and decompression related injuries.

11:13:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::gets out of the center seat as T'Kirr arrives on the bridge:: Status report is that everything has gone to hell.

11:13:42 PM Charity Suite: ::surprisingly efficient at sorting out triage::  You ovah there, you an' you ovah there ... yep, you too.

11:13:50 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Unable to beam back to Hemingway while shields are up, comes rushing out of the OTHER TL just then, onto the bridge.::  What can I do for you?

11:14:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> +Bridge+ Harper to Bridge, Mustangs are ready for launch.

11:14:24 PM TKirr: Can you disable that vessel? I don't want us in cinders, but this ship may have information we need.

11:14:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::powering up her fighter as quickly as possible::

11:14:37 PM Jusstin Case: (m) Mustangs? I really need to read up on those technical manuals.

11:14:50 PM TKirr: +Harper+ Launch the Mustangs.

11:15:20 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: makes sure medical personnel are at their correct stations :: Nice job Ensign, keep it moving.

11:15:23 PM TKirr: ::feels strange being at the other end of the fighter comm::

11:15:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> +T'Kirr+ Aye aye. +Sharks+ Sharks, this is Firefly, launch!

11:15:27 PM Charity Suite: ::gets busy doing the healing, mending, suturing and bandaging::

11:15:31 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> We can try.  Just back up, give my girl some room.

11:16:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::shoots out the assault bay doors in the Serenity with several other Mustangs::

11:16:15 PM TKirr: ::nods to helm:: You heard the Captain. Back us off.

11:16:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::assumes helm since he's got nowhere else to be right now:: Aye captain.

11:17:00 PM Jusstin Case: ::dodges the requisite showers of sparks::

11:17:02 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Gets back on his comm::  Dex, put yourselves between us and that Orion.  I think that first volley did a number on most of their tactical systems, but your shields should be able to take the pounding.  Your orders are to aim for anything BUT critical systems.  Just keep pounding away at those shields.  Atlantis will try and get in position to provide support fire.

11:17:04 PM LtCmdrBusard: Lieutenant Sydney Ryan AKA Crazy Horse> ::Shoots out the bay doors:: Yeeehaw! Let's shoot us some green ass!

11:17:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The Orion ship gives chase, focusing fire on the same area of the shields that it hit with the initial volley.

11:17:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> +Sharks+ Crazy Horse, on my wing, they have planes in the air!

11:17:37 PM TKirr: Mr. Case, hail them for good measure. Status on the hull breach?

11:18:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::finds them swarming around Atlantis's secondary hull, ignoring the other ship, and picks one out of the fray::

11:18:40 PM LtCmdrBusard: +Harper+ I see 'em, Firefly. ::Maneuvers to her wing, firing at whatever Orion she can.::

11:18:51 PM Jusstin Case: Emergency forcefields took some time to get in place, but they're holding ... for now.

11:18:55 PM ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> The Hemingway swoops into the gap, taking the Orion fire like a champ.  And just to show that Captain Dex can show initiative, they lock on a tractor beam, trying to hold the Orions in place.

11:18:59 PM Jusstin Case: ::taps the hail button::

11:20:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::drops in behind a fighter and lets loose with a microtorp lock, scoring her first kill::

11:20:11 PM Jusstin Case: I don't think they feel like talking, Captain.

11:20:12 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Frowning at his console::  Unfortunately, Hemingway putting herself in the way means that a manual lock's no good.  Case, what can you give me as far as sensors?

11:20:12 PM TKirr: ::watches the Hemingway on the main viewer:: Good ship, Captain.

11:20:31 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Percy, of course, is working on said hull breach:: Get that panel over here, and for god sakes be careful!

11:21:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The Orion helmsman is good and slips around the Hemingway to punish Atlantis's side some more.

11:21:30 PM Jusstin Case: They're coming in for another volley!

11:21:36 PM ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Grins like a proud father::  Damn good ship, Commander.  We gutted her of most of the labs, totally re-organized the crew quarters...all so we could stick in a secondary antimatter plant.  So long as the relays hold, that ship's tough enough.

11:21:59 PM ColDougMcKnight: ...Little sluggish though.

11:22:01 PM TKirr: Protect that breach, Sankoh.

11:22:18 PM LtCmdrBusard: Ryan> ::rolls to the side to avoid debris before locking onto a fighter with a grin that really ought to have a cigar in it:: Heh, peekaboo. ::And fires::

11:22:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> Trying, captain. ::straining to try to keep the wounded side away from the enemy::

11:23:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::locates another target picking away at Atlantis's side:: No you don't. ::lets loose just as he has to climb hard to avoid one on her tail::

11:23:18 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: hears a faint electronic screech from the direction of Ian :: Oh no!

11:23:30 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::McKnight can at least angle shields to offer the greatest protection, and despite being slowed a bit, does a pretty good job manually targeting the same sections of the Orion shields that Hemingway is hammering.::

11:23:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The starboard shields fail on the secondary hull.

11:23:51 PM TKirr: Concentrate fire with the Hemingway. Get through their shields!

11:23:59 PM Charity Suite: Okay, you cain't use that arm fer another day or so.  AH don't care that th' squash tournament is comin' up.  You shoulda thought of that afore you broker her wrist.

11:24:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (On Atlantis that is)

11:24:22 PM Charity Suite: ::smiles winningly at the grumbling enlisted guy::

11:24:24 PM Jusstin Case: ((Dang!))

11:24:25 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: hypos her current patient and sends them back to their station ::

11:24:30 PM ColDougMcKnight: +Dex+> ...You know what, fuck it.  Helmsman, can I get in there a second?

11:24:31 PM TKirr: ((Brain share!))

11:24:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> All yours, Captain. ::gives up the station::

11:25:00 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::-Down by the breach:: Aagh! ::Trying to hold on for dear life:: It's no good. We're just going to have to seal off this section if we're going to keep any hull capacity! ::Shoos everyone out of the sectrion before cranking down the big doors of DOOM::

11:25:15 PM TKirr: ((Wrong ship, Sankoh))

11:25:32 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: heads in to check Ian and finds Cubit missing from his post :: Cubit?

11:25:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> A transport is detected off of Atlantis.

11:25:46 PM Jusstin Case: Captain -- somebody just activated the transporters!

11:25:47 PM ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> The Hemingway, pretty close to the Orion ship given the tight piloting that enabled the green bastards to slip past, suddenly diverts power to its forward shields, and alters its heading substantially.

11:26:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::doesn't give up the helm then!::

11:26:09 PM Jusstin Case: ::fingers flying over the battered sci station::

11:26:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::drops in behind another fighter and waxes it:: 

11:26:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::Then notes they seem to be running:

11:26:33 PM ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Specifically, they accelerate and commence a collision course, targeting the Orion warp nacelles.

11:27:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> +Atlantis, Sharks+ Atlantis Actual, Firefly - they seem to be recalling their fighters.

11:27:19 PM LtCmdrBusard: Ryan> ::Plays chicken with a fighter while being tailed by another one:: Come on...come on...::And then barrel rolls out of the way, so they collide spectacularly...before the fighters are recalled..I hope::

11:27:23 PM LtCmdrBusard: (:-P)

11:27:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The Orion fighters dart back into their ship which warps away a moment before being rammed.

11:27:43 PM TKirr: Find the target of that transport! ::watches on as the Hemingway does something drastic::

11:27:49 PM Jusstin Case: ::attempts to override, but probably fails, in the interests of the storyline::

11:28:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Yeah, you got your kills in Ryan ))

11:28:13 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: hears a faint beeping from the floor and finds a slightly damaged Cubit tucked under some debris :: There you are! We'll get Percy to fix that, no problem. :: slips him into her pocket for safekeeping ::

11:28:14 PM Jusstin Case: I can't tell you who it was, but someone just beamed over to the Orion ship!

11:28:27 PM TKirr: +Sharks+ Hold until we're in the clear, you're safer out there than near us right now.

11:28:32 PM LtCmdrBusard: Cubit> Whirr....::sad face::

11:28:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> +Atlantis+ Roger that, Actual. Sharks, form up in CAP.

11:29:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:29:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:29:01 PM LtCmdrBusard: Ryan> Aye aye.

11:29:02 PM TKirr: ((Did I read right, the Orion ship warped?))

11:29:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:29:05 PM Jusstin Case: ::pauses::

11:29:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Yes.))

11:29:09 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::paused::

11:29:12 PM Charity Suite: ::paused::

11:29:13 PM TKirr: ::pauses::

11:29:25 PM TKirr: Sorry, got a bit behind there.

11:29:34 PM Jusstin Case: Now, who the hell's gonna clean all this up?

11:29:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Nice sim folks!

11:29:43 PM LtCmdrBusard: Um...not me? :-)

11:30:49 PM DrRoxanneCarre: *wonders who is missing....*

11:31:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: All will come to light!

11:31:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Next week, or perhaps in a log, we shall see.

11:32:00 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hooray!

11:32:03 PM Jusstin Case: Dun, dun, DUN!

11:32:09 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Charity hieat up the wax, we'll get him to talk!

11:32:14 PM LtCmdrBusard: It was BLACKTHORNE ALL ALONG.

11:32:22 PM ColDougMcKnight: And next week, maybe I'll have a chance to introduce that fighter jock of my own that Jason's been bugging me to make!

11:33:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh that'd be cool.

11:33:11 PM Jusstin Case: Well, if it was Blackthorne, you gotta admit: a coma is pretty good cover.

11:33:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Anyone is welcome to have an NPC in the fighter squadron if you want, by the way.

11:34:22 PM LtCmdrBusard: It IS pretty good cover.

11:34:33 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Gotta run guys...see ya next week.

11:34:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night doc!

11:34:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: Otherwise, Jason is stuck with having Harper embrace alcoholism in the privacy of her quarters.

11:35:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: She'd screw up the drink somehow.

11:35:57 PM TKirr: See you next time, good job all. =)

11:36:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night T'Kirr!

11:36:28 PM Jusstin Case: Ta, Cap'n.

11:36:55 PM LtCmdrBusard: 'Night!

11:37:13 PM ColDougMcKnight: Night!

11:37:23 PM ColDougMcKnight: Yes, she'd put bacon in it.

11:37:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hmmmm.. a bacon gin and tonic?

11:37:48 PM Charity Suite: What server are you on in EQ?

11:37:58 PM ColDougMcKnight: "Bartender, one coronary in a cup.  Shaken, not stirred."

11:38:22 PM LtCmdrBusard: ...Wow, that would be the worst drink ever.

11:38:40 PM LtCmdrBusard: Although now I am picturing a martini with a piece of bacon in it instead of olives on a stick.

11:38:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Bacon makes everything better!

11:39:11 PM TKirr: Venekor

11:39:22 PM Charity Suite: Ah.  We're on Oasis.

11:40:30 PM Charity Suite: You need to do Miragul's Menagerie in Everfrost ... Reverie is just gorgeous.  You hate to kill her.  ;-)

11:40:38 PM Jusstin Case: Hehe.

11:40:40 PM TKirr: Venekor is pvp... expansion is brutal

11:40:50 PM TKirr: Yeah I did the first two instances so far

11:41:30 PM Charity Suite: Yeah, we went into Lower Guk this afternoon.  Very much fun.

11:41:36 PM LtCmdrBusard: Oh hey. I can actually go eat now.

11:41:39 PM TKirr: Haven't done that yet

11:41:41 PM LtCmdrBusard: So...I'ma go do that.

11:41:48 PM Charity Suite: I dunno how I'd like pvp.  But I bet it's fun.

11:41:58 PM LtCmdrBusard: Later folks!

11:42:00 PM TKirr: More fun in groups I'd say

11:42:04 PM TKirr: Night all

11:42:28 PM Jusstin Case: ::snickers::

11:42:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I've come to hate PVP.

11:42:43 PM Charity Suite: ::butterfingers::

11:42:59 PM Jusstin Case: /facepalm

11:46:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You two having fun? :D

11:46:53 PM Jusstin Case: Always.

11:46:59 PM Jusstin Case: We're our own sources of entertainment!

11:47:02 PM Jusstin Case: Ooh, look! String1

11:47:08 PM Jusstin Case: zomg!!1

11:47:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: My cat likes to play with that too.

11:47:38 PM Charity Suite: A feather!  Weee!

11:47:58 PM Charity Suite: How's your new expansion going, Jason?  What level are you?

11:49:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: 77 already.

11:49:22 PM Jusstin Case: Wow.

11:49:30 PM Jusstin Case: Some day.

11:49:35 PM Jusstin Case: But that day is not today. :-)

11:49:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: The new continent is incredible! The scale of it all, and the art direction... it's just light years ahead of anything they've done before.

11:49:47 PM Jusstin Case: I think I'm going to go get some food. Food sims always make me hungry.

11:49:54 PM Jusstin Case: ... Hungrier than usual.

11:50:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Food food food

11:51:19 PM Jusstin Case: Think you guys can survive without the sci guy 'til next week?

11:51:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ohman I dunno

11:52:03 PM Charity Suite: ?sadness

11:52:05 PM ColDougMcKnight: Well, the sim IS over, but even so, something totally unexpected could happen, and we'll need to know the atomic weight of Seaborgium.

11:52:26 PM Jusstin Case: 263.

11:52:41 PM Jusstin Case: If it comes up.

11:52:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: What about unobtainium?

11:52:53 PM Charity Suite: ::blinks::  Wow ... that's good to know.

11:53:26 PM Jusstin Case: Threeve.

11:53:45 PM Charity Suite: Eleventy

11:54:12 PM Jusstin Case: (It's awesome being the science guy, and just making stuff up.)

11:54:32 PM Jusstin Case: Okay, this time it's fo' real.

11:54:35 PM Jusstin Case: See you guys next week!

11:54:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: Alright, night Rob!

11:54:48 PM Charity Suite: G'night Rob!

11:55:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night Rob!

11:55:15 PM Jusstin Case: Peace out, y'all!

11:55:25 PM Jusstin Case: (BTW: We should get Glink back in on this stuff.)

11:55:31 PM Charity Suite: Did he just say 'peace out'?

11:55:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I think he did.

11:57:54 PM ColDougMcKnight: Did we used to call Glenn Glink?

11:58:03 PM ColDougMcKnight: Let me re-phrase.  Did YOU used to call him that?

11:58:27 PM Charity Suite: Heh, sorry, was looking at a picture of some WoW cartoon.

11:58:46 PM Charity Suite: Yes, for the murder mystery one year, the year you were a genie.

11:58:53 PM Charity Suite: Glenn had a green tunic.

11:59:03 PM Charity Suite: We called him Glink.

11:59:32 PM ColDougMcKnight: Ah, okay.

11:59:36 PM ColDougMcKnight: Curse you, memory.

11:59:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh god, he'd bring back the personality profiler that's probably still buried in Atlantis's computer from the last time he was here.

12:00:04 AM Charity Suite: Next time I talk to him I'll bring it up.  :-)

12:00:10 AM Charity Suite: The sim, not Glink.  ;-)

12:00:35 AM Charity Suite: It's snowing.  :-P

12:00:45 AM VAdm Blackthorne: It even snowed a bit here today, just flurries though.

12:01:59 AM Charity Suite: The ground is white, but it will be gone once the sun hits it.

12:03:56 AM Charity Suite: On that chilly note, I am off to put aome more wood in the fireplace and go to bed.

12:04:02 AM Charity Suite: Good night, gentlemen!

12:04:05 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Mmm, fireplace!

12:04:07 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Night!

12:04:10 AM ColDougMcKnight: Night!