10:00:51 PM Charity Suite: Hihi  :-)

10:01:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hello!

10:03:33 PM Charity Suite: I'm gonna wave a white flag at my headache tonight and just go to bed, I think. 

10:03:53 PM Charity Suite: Long weekend, not enough sleep, and whatever else is in the mix.  :-P

10:03:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh, I hope you feel better. :(

10:04:45 PM Charity Suite: Spent several hours last night getting Rob's troubador through the V-Day events so he would ge the cool goodies ...

10:04:55 PM Charity Suite: And I decided that I will never roll a troub  :-P

10:05:30 PM Charity Suite: Have no idea how scouts kill multiple mob encounters.

10:06:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: After how cool my paladin is now, the lack of AoE while leveling my rogue has been ANNOYING.

10:06:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya T'Kirr

10:06:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: So even though it's a different game, I get what you're saying.

10:06:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Doc

10:07:20 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Hi guys!

10:07:33 PM Charity Suite: Do you have a scout class, T'Kirr?  in WoW, I mean

10:07:44 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hey guys!

10:07:55 PM TKirr: I don't play WoW

10:08:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Percy

10:08:35 PM Charity Suite: Doh, in EQ2

10:08:36 PM ColDougMcKnight: Evening.

10:08:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Rob, Mike

10:08:40 PM Jusstin Case: Good evening, my friends!

10:08:42 PM Charity Suite: Jason does the WoW thing

10:09:25 PM TKirr: My main used to be a scout... but not recently

10:09:34 PM Charity Suite: Just mentioning that they are a difficult class to play.  ::grins at Rob::

10:09:45 PM Jusstin Case: True,

10:09:50 PM Jusstin Case: but some of us make it look easy.

10:09:51 PM Jusstin Case: :-D

10:09:57 PM TKirr: Difficult how?

10:10:06 PM TKirr: Bit more than hack and slash, sure

10:10:24 PM TKirr: Positional attacks and all

10:10:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Ugh, positional attacks.

10:10:43 PM Charity Suite: With my healers, stuff will die.  It takes awhile, but I'll live longer than they will.  On my mages, root-and-nuke is a powerful, effective weapon.

10:10:53 PM Charity Suite: But a scout ... damn

10:10:59 PM TKirr: Eh, rangers are cool... only one positional ranged attack

10:11:21 PM Jusstin Case: Anyone here seen the fanfilm "Dorkness Rising?"

10:11:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: To play a rogue using daggers in WoW, it used to be that you could only use your main attack from behind.

10:11:31 PM LtCmdrBusard: ...That is not WoW.

10:11:36 PM Charity Suite: Someone gave it to me for Christmas

10:11:41 PM LtCmdrBusard: That is not a WoW fan film.

10:11:48 PM Jusstin Case: Close enough.

10:11:48 PM LtCmdrBusard: That is a DeadGentlemen production.

10:11:52 PM LtCmdrBusard: It's DnD!

10:11:53 PM LtCmdrBusard: :-(

10:11:56 PM LtCmdrBusard: *stabs*

10:12:09 PM Jusstin Case: I play D&D, and I play EQ2.  The similarities are striking. :-)

10:12:12 PM Charity Suite: Still ... geeks and dorks playing a game.  It's very similar  :-)

10:12:20 PM LtCmdrBusard: *sigh* But...but..

10:12:25 PM Jusstin Case: He must be a very handsome fellow, Charity, whomever gave you that video. :-)

10:12:33 PM DrRoxanneCarre: I play piano...badly.

10:12:34 PM Jusstin Case: Whoever.

10:12:40 PM LtCmdrBusard: Lol.

10:12:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well, shall we get this show on the road

10:12:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ?

10:12:53 PM Jusstin Case: Must we?

10:12:59 PM LtCmdrBusard: Wait, we ARE talking about the film that has "Hide behind the pile of dead bard", right?

10:12:59 PM DrRoxanneCarre: (and I also play wow)

10:12:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::glare::

10:13:09 PM Charity Suite: With that, I bid you all good night.  My headache wins tonight's round.

10:13:14 PM LtCmdrBusard: Noooo!

10:13:19 PM LtCmdrBusard: Aw, feel better Gem.

10:13:30 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: applies for court jester position in road show ::

10:13:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: G'night Gem, hope you feel better.

10:13:43 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Night!

10:13:50 PM Jusstin Case: G'night!

10:14:07 PM Charity Suite: (If it makes you feel better, blame Jusstin.  It was his Troubador that kept dying in the Freeport Graveyard for hours last night so he could get the Erolisi updates -)

10:14:14 PM Jusstin Case: Hey!

10:14:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::blames Rob::

10:14:21 PM Charity Suite: ::totally not throwing Rob under the bus::

10:14:29 PM Jusstin Case: But I wasn't even *playing* him last night!

10:14:36 PM Charity Suite: No, I was.

10:14:53 PM Jusstin Case: Yeah, but I'm still gonna get blamed. :-)

10:14:59 PM Charity Suite: Bloody scout class ... ::mutter mutter mutter::

10:15:04 PM Jusstin Case: Oh, hush.

10:15:07 PM Jusstin Case: Bardspeed rules.

10:15:28 PM TKirr: Mm

10:15:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Anyway, ::blameblameblame:: Commander, if you will be so kind?

10:15:35 PM Charity Suite: ::grin::  The pills have claimed me, I am happ, chatty, and ridiculously sleepy.  Good night, my fun friends.

10:15:37 PM TKirr: ::TWEEEEEEEEET::

10:15:41 PM Jusstin Case: ::A::

10:15:49 PM Jusstin Case: (w) Goodnight!

10:16:02 PM ColDougMcKnight: (Night, Gem!)

10:16:15 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Also, more or less AA::

10:16:17 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: watches Charity pass out ... AA ::

10:16:45 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Puts her pants back on, then is AA::

10:17:00 PM LtCmdrBusard: (It actually makes sense this time! Ha HAH!)

10:17:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, tonight, after a lot of baconing, several of the Atlantis crew have returned to the ship to help Dr. Evaz track down his assailant.

10:17:24 PM Jusstin Case: [... Not to me, it doesn't ...]

10:17:37 PM LtCmdrBusard: (That's because YOU didn't read our log. Silly)

10:17:55 PM Jusstin Case: [Touche.]

10:18:06 PM ColDougMcKnight: (There was no ACTUAL shedding of pants.  Though Percy wasn't wearing them to begin with.)

10:18:16 PM LtCmdrBusard: (:-D)

10:18:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?

10:19:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Alrighty then.

10:19:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:19:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:19:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

10:20:02 PM Jusstin Case: ::probably talking with Dr. Evaz::

10:20:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Quite the ship you have here. ::as they walk toward a useful place to track things:

10:20:51 PM Jusstin Case: Yes ... we decorated it ourselves.

10:21:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Who hung up the talking fish?

10:21:36 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::McKnight, for his part, wore a stern look of resolve upon his face as the man of action confidently spoke his orders into the comm::

10:21:45 PM Jusstin Case: I think that was McKnight.

10:22:01 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: moans loudly while getting a massage in her suite ::

10:22:02 PM Jusstin Case: No one's had the courage to take it down.

10:22:07 PM ColDougMcKnight: Yes, dammit.  I'm absolutely sure we need extra bacon with that hash brown.  And no pulp in the orange juice, please.

10:22:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (No pulp?! blasphemy!)

10:22:58 PM ColDougMcKnight: (If I want pulp, I'll eat the goddam orange.)

10:23:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Well, I've met the man, and can't blame you.

10:23:38 PM Jusstin Case: In any event, doctor, we should get to the science station.  There are a number of scans I want to run to track down your assailant, and I'm going to need your help.

10:23:47 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::With that settled, he deactivates the wall comm, and performs the Picard Meneuver on his white terry cloth robe, and calls over his shoulder::  Room service is here in 5.

10:24:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Lead on.

10:25:12 PM Jusstin Case: ::heads up to the bridge::

10:25:20 PM Jusstin Case: So ...

10:26:21 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Percy, reclined on a lounge sofa in similar attire, nodded with a gentle smirk on her face:: So noted, sir.

10:26:36 PM Jusstin Case: What's it like, having lived for so many centuries?

10:27:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> It is... frustrating.

10:27:38 PM Jusstin Case: Frustrating?

10:27:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Watching humanity proceed ever so slowly.

10:28:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> For example, I told you I was in Britannia at the time of the Roman invasion, yes?

10:28:16 PM Jusstin Case: Indeed.

10:28:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> After that, I traveled to Rome and lived there for a few hundred years.

10:29:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> It was absolutely grand what we had then, things that archaeologists barely even know.

10:29:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> But after the Empire faded, nothing interesting happened for the next thousand years.

10:30:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> It took until the Italian Renaissance for the arts to revive...

10:30:47 PM Jusstin Case: Well, that's what happens when disease overtakes an entire continent.

10:30:49 PM Jusstin Case: Several times.

10:31:05 PM Jusstin Case: But I think I see your point.

10:31:15 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Boo! No writing off the middle ages for lacking art!)

10:31:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> By the time of the plagues. the Age of Boredom was already several centuries old.

10:31:30 PM LtCmdrBusard: (*scowls*)

10:31:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Flat, boring art that's only pictures of Jesus, sure)

10:31:42 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Edvard Munch0

10:31:43 PM LtCmdrBusard: *)

10:31:46 PM LtCmdrBusard: (The Scream)

10:31:51 PM LtCmdrBusard: (That was MIDDLE AGES)

10:32:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (And it's all nothing compared to what started in the Renaissance! So there!)

10:32:14 PM Jusstin Case: (Oh!  And don't forget those knight pictures they put on coffins or whatever, where it looked like they were standing on dogs and stuff.)

10:32:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> A thousand years of technological progress, lost.

10:32:29 PM LtCmdrBusard: (...but...it was my favorite painting...:-()

10:32:35 PM LtCmdrBusard: (*goes off to cry*)

10:32:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Imagine where we'd be had Rome not fallen, and all of that knowledge didn't take a millennium to reaquire.

10:33:18 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Oh wait. I lie. That was 18th century. Still, there was some nice Belgian art back then)

10:33:19 PM Jusstin Case: We'd be living in a fascist state, wouldn't we?

10:34:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> I doubt it. The development of democratic principles were founded in Rome, and would have surfaced again given time.

10:34:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Now imagine living through that time, knowing there had already been something better and we were just sliding backwards into mucking around in dung.

10:35:04 PM Jusstin Case: I think I see your point.

10:35:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Things have certainly improved, no doubt. But I wonder where we could be by now.

10:36:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Perhaps I could have already completed my work.

10:37:09 PM Jusstin Case: Perhaps.

10:37:24 PM Jusstin Case: ::by this point has probably sat down at the science station::

10:37:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> ::looking over Case's shoulder, trained eyes taking in everything sciency::

10:38:18 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Jason, I'm going to skull fuck you. Democracy was GREECE! :-P)

10:38:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (The man's old, he probably just forgot. :V  )

10:38:54 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Riiight. We'll go with that one.)

10:39:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Besides, he wasn't there for the height of Grecian civilization)

10:39:31 PM Jusstin Case: [The Romans just stole it and took credit for it, just like everything else.]

10:39:41 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Toopid Romans. I keel them)

10:39:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Yeah, I know that, and knew it was wrong right after I typed it.)

10:39:48 PM LtCmdrBusard: (lmao)

10:40:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (I've been playing too much Civ4)

10:40:15 PM Jusstin Case: The search would be a bit easier if you could tell me anything of note about either the briefcase, or your attacker.

10:40:24 PM LtCmdrBusard: (It's cool. I wanted an excuse to say "skull fuck" :-P)

10:40:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Well I'd say you got one.)

10:40:34 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Yay!)

10:40:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: From where we are now, the tracking frequency is likely the only useful bit of info.

10:41:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Hiya Glenn)

10:41:07 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Hoy thar!)

10:41:09 PM Jusstin Case: [Oh, yeah.  Amidst all the bacon, I'd forgotten that.]

10:41:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (And that previous line was Evaz)

10:41:21 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Which was 401MHz, if you forgot.

10:41:33 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Grins slightly::  Oh, so we're doing the sir thing today, are we?  Theoretically then, I suppose I COULD just order you to wipe that smirk off your face...

10:41:54 PM EnsRyanCarter: (Hey everyone)

10:42:26 PM Jusstin Case: ::scanning for any emissions at 401 MHz::

10:42:56 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::with Justin::

10:43:07 PM Jusstin Case: [::in a hetero kind of way::]

10:43:23 PM Jusstin Case: Hm.

10:43:31 PM ColDougMcKnight: (Evening, Glenn.)

10:43:32 PM LtCmdrBusard: (I'll scan YOUR emissions.)

10:44:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz? Hm?

10:44:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: *Evaz>

10:45:05 PM Jusstin Case: Well, I'm not detecting anything from the planet at all.

10:45:32 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::hanging out on the bridge, never really gets to see it since he's always in the bowels of engineering::

10:45:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> ::frowns::

10:46:12 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Smirks wider still:: Well, yes, but then I could refuse.

10:46:27 PM Jusstin Case: That could mean he's found a way to disable your homing beacon.

10:46:43 PM Jusstin Case: [Homing bacon ...]

10:46:57 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Damnit, I want homing bacon)

10:47:03 PM LtCmdrBusard: (It just guides itself into your mouth!)

10:47:04 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Or that he's not on the planet.

10:47:06 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::logs into the engineering terminal next to justin's terminal...figures it couldn't hurt to try and bring up a log of ships that have entered and existed the system since they met Evaz::

10:48:26 PM Jusstin Case: Either way, not a good situation.

10:49:25 PM EnsRyanCarter: We have a log of the ships that came in and out of the system...

10:49:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> How many have there been?

10:49:48 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: debates beween shopping and bacon while showering ::

10:50:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::wakes up to the smell of bacon::

10:50:25 PM EnsRyanCarter: since this started a few hours ago... there's been about... ::brings up the list::

10:50:58 PM EnsRyanCarter: maybe two dozen or so...

10:51:32 PM Jusstin Case: How many Federation vessels?

10:51:36 PM EnsRyanCarter: mostly smaller merchant ships... a federation science vessel departed...

10:51:52 PM EnsRyanCarter: a smaller federation patrol vessel.

10:52:02 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Leans in, putting on his best mock stern face::  What's this, insubordination?  I hope you're aware of the penalties for such a flagrant breach of protocol as dictated by Article 17, subsection 42.

10:52:06 PM EnsRyanCarter: and a runabout.

10:52:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Unless he stowed away, I doubt he's on a Starfleet ship.

10:52:25 PM EnsRyanCarter: well that leaves these 20 ships...

10:52:49 PM Jusstin Case: Are any of those Federation ships within hailing range?

10:52:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::smiles when she sees that the man she took back to her hotel room ordered room service::

10:53:02 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Leans backward a little:: And what ever would those be, hmm?

10:53:04 PM Jusstin Case: We should check, just to be sure.

10:53:04 PM EnsRyanCarter: yeah they're all within range.

10:53:17 PM EnsRyanCarter: they're all low warp.

10:53:25 PM Jusstin Case: Well, let's start with the runabout.

10:53:29 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Smirks widest::  The superior officer in question eats all the bacon. 

10:53:32 PM EnsRyanCarter: hailing the runabout.

10:53:43 PM ColDougMcKnight: Yes, even the EXTRA bacon.

10:54:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::sits up in the bed and bacons with the charming businessman from the restaurant::

10:54:39 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::The smirk immediately turns into a pout:: But...but...bacon...

10:55:01 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Sniff...sniffle...::

10:55:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Just how did you know I like bacon so much?

10:55:32 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Backs up, and makes a "Washing his hands of this" gesture::  Sorry, Commander.  Says so right in the book.  Bacon clause.  Look it up some time.  Out of my hands.

10:55:45 PM EnsRyanCarter: You wanna talk or should I?

10:56:02 PM Jusstin Case: I'll rock paper scissors you for it.

10:56:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: CBFTR> I noticed what you ate before I asked you to dance, Katie.

10:56:13 PM EnsRyanCarter: alright. Let's do this then

10:56:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> ::smirks::

10:56:35 PM EnsRyanCarter: one...

10:56:36 PM EnsRyanCarter: two...

10:56:39 PM EnsRyanCarter: two and a half...

10:56:44 PM EnsRyanCarter: three.

10:56:45 PM Jusstin Case: ::rocks::

10:56:47 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::rock::

10:56:58 PM LtCmdrBusard: Then you give me no choice. ::Stands immediately before taking a moment...and then attempting to tackle McKnight affectionately:: Mutiny!

10:57:05 PM Jusstin Case: Hm.

10:57:06 PM Jusstin Case: Again?

10:57:27 PM EnsRyanCarter: Alright, this could go on forever, I'll hail them...

10:57:36 PM Jusstin Case: ::scissorses::

10:57:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Are you that attentive with your wife?

10:58:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: CBFTR> ::chuckles:: Generally not, it's a marriage of money.

10:59:06 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::hails:: +Runabout+ USS <Insert Name Here> this is Ensign Ryan Carter of the USS Atlantis. Please respond.

11:00:05 PM Jusstin Case: ::attempting to scan some of the departed merchant vessels::

11:01:23 PM EnsRyanCarter: Runabout USS Python> +Atlantis+ USS Atlantis, this is USS Python, what can we do for you?

11:01:25 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::He instinctively catches her and shifts to his back foot to maintain balance...then quickly allows her to drive him back several steps.  He IS taken utterly by surprise, after all.::  A mutiny?  Well, shit.  I am shocked by this unforseen turn of events!

11:02:15 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::puts it on mute, to Evaz and Justin:: Okay... they're probably not going to tell us if they've got the guy onboard with the briefcase if we just outright ask them.

11:02:30 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::He THEN closes his arms around her::  Well, clearly the rule of law means nothing to you.  I have no idea what to do with you.

11:02:37 PM ColDougMcKnight: No idea at all.

11:02:59 PM EnsRyanCarter: Um...

11:03:01 PM Jusstin Case: Any ideas how we can be subtle about this?

11:03:10 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::thinks for a second::

11:03:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Ask if it's possible they have a stowaway?

11:03:25 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Gives him a very devious grin:: I've got an idea or two.

11:03:37 PM ColDougMcKnight: (Make up some shit about an inspection?)

11:04:12 PM EnsRyanCarter: Would that make them suspicious?

11:04:20 PM Jusstin Case: I've got it.

11:04:36 PM Jusstin Case: Tell them the admiral's monthly supply of hair dye was misdirected.

11:04:53 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::stares, waits for justin to go on::

11:04:58 PM Jusstin Case: It happens to be packaged with a tracking chip that emits a signal at 401 MHz.

11:05:12 PM Jusstin Case: It's too ridiculous to have been made up.

11:05:25 PM Jusstin Case: And everyone knows how admirals are about their stuff, right?

11:05:30 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python> +taps+ Hello... helloooo...

11:05:58 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::unmutes:: +Python+ Yes, sorry for putting you on hold like that.

11:07:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> ::again wonders who he's fallen in with::

11:07:53 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: bags shopping/bacon takes a nap with Mr. Carre ::

11:08:09 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Python+ This is a really odd request. But... a crate containing Admiral Blackthrone's monthly supply of hair dye was misdirected when it went through Alexandria's shipping center. It's got a tracking signal... 401 Mhz on it, I'm calling all nearby Federation ships, you know, just trying to see if we can find it. He's gonna be ticked if we can't.

11:08:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Well, thank you for thinking of such a nice breakfast, Colin.

11:09:22 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::shrugs at Evaz and Justin and waits for an answer::

11:10:09 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Just then, McKnight is "saved" from having to come up with a response when, in lieu of fading to black, the door chimes::  "Room service!"

11:10:37 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python> +Atlantis+ Holy shit, THE Admiral Blackthrone? ::softer, as if he's talking to someone else:: Yo, dude, did you know that Admiral Blackthrone uses hair dye?

11:11:05 PM Jusstin Case: [::laughs::]

11:11:06 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python Girl> +Atlantis+ Really, so that's not, like, natural? Is that mic still on?

11:11:08 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Growls softly::  That better be some damned good corned beef hash.

11:11:36 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python Guy> +Atlantis+ Fucking hell. I thought hit mute.

11:11:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Yeah that Admiral Blackthrone guy, I'm telling you, what awful hair!)

11:12:01 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python Girl> +Atlantis+ No dumbass, mutes the blue one, not the green one.

11:12:20 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::pretending he didn't hear anything:: +Python+ You guys find it yet?

11:13:14 PM Jusstin Case: ::looking around to see if any of the rest of the bridge crew noticed::

11:13:18 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python Guy> +Atlantis+ Uh... hold on, we're looking. ::pause:: Okay, I muted it. I can't believe they lost his hair dye. Go check the crates.

11:13:18 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hmph, better be. ::Extracts herself from McKnight's arms to saunter over to the door and, after making sure she was appropriately covered still, opening it::

11:14:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> It's thanks for a wonderful night of dancing. And the rest of course. ::grins::

11:14:59 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python Girl> ::moving stuff around:: What was it? 420?? There's like... nothing here like that!

11:16:00 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python Guy> +Atlantis+ Are you sure? Look I don't need this shit, I'm on probation as it is for wrecking the deflector dish last week.

11:16:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> So how much longer are you here?

11:16:18 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python Guy> +Atlantis+ It's 401 anyway. Get it right.

11:16:39 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python Girl> +Atlantis+ No it's not back here. It's just like food and stuff for all those starving people.

11:16:52 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python Guy> +Atlantis+ Are you sure?

11:17:09 PM Jusstin Case: ::rolling his eyes::

11:17:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> My transport actually leaves today. I rather wish it didn't.

11:17:42 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python Girl> +Atlantis+ Yeah! I'm like totally sure. I would know if there was a crate of hair dye versus a crate of bacon salt. Are we really giving those people a crate of bacon salt. I need to pick some up. You think anyone would miss just one?

11:18:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Bacon Salt makes all the crappy donated food palatable!)

11:18:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> My shore leave is up soon anyway. Oh well.

11:18:45 PM EnsRyanCarter: Python Guy> +Atlantis+ Dude throw me one. Oh wait, dude, let me tell those dudes what's going on. Shit, did I not mute it again? No I did... Okay.. Hey guys, um... we dont' have a box of hair dye. Sorry man.

11:18:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> Shore leave? You didn't mention that you're Starfleet!

11:19:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> You didn't mention that you're married either, so we're even.

11:20:01 PM Jusstin Case: ::sighs::

11:20:04 PM EnsRyanCarter: Um, okay. ::says quickly:: Enjoy your bacon salt. Atlantis out. ::closes the comm::

11:20:10 PM Jusstin Case: Well, that's one down.

11:20:22 PM Jusstin Case: Maybe the science vessel will prove less ... um ... yeah ...

11:21:03 PM EnsRyanCarter: You want to take the science ship? It's the USS Hawking.

11:21:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> I'm still doubting he would be on a Starfleet ship.

11:21:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> So what is it that you do?

11:21:42 PM EnsRyanCarter: Hopefully they won't be trying to steal bacon salt from starving people.

11:21:43 PM ColDougMcKnight: Bell boy> Okay!  You had the hash and home fries?  And bacon, and, uh...::Looks down at his pad::  And MORE bacon, yes!  Where would you like it?

11:21:55 PM EnsRyanCarter: Well let's look at the merchant ships.

11:22:01 PM EnsRyanCarter: There was a Ferengi vessel.

11:22:09 PM Jusstin Case: I agree.  I think we can put out a general call to the Starfleet ships and close the book on them,

11:22:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> I'm a fighter pilot.

11:22:19 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Percy gestures to the small table in the corner:: There, if you'd be so kind.

11:22:24 PM Jusstin Case: Hmm, now Ferengi, that sounds promising.

11:23:09 PM EnsRyanCarter: Huh, a Bajoran ship.

11:23:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> Impressive.

11:23:50 PM EnsRyanCarter: Two of the "merchant ships" were Vulcan science vessels.

11:24:00 PM EnsRyanCarter: There was a UPS ship.

11:24:06 PM EnsRyanCarter: a Walmart one.

11:24:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::amazed at the reaction compared to the last guy she told "I'm the night shift commander."

11:24:21 PM Jusstin Case: ::mutters something about Walmartians::

11:24:21 PM EnsRyanCarter: a bigger Walmart one.

11:24:52 PM EnsRyanCarter: And a third Galactic Walmart Battlestore Cruiser. 3000.

11:25:44 PM ColDougMcKnight: Bell boy> ::Wheels it in::  Nice day for a bit of, uh...cardiac arrest, honestly, but hey, least you'll die happy.  So, if there's anything you need while you're here, tips about the best restaurants, tips about what makes for a nice evening stroll, tips-

11:25:45 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: wakes from nap feeling totally relaxed, yawns. Turns over and begins tormenting her sleeping husband. ::

11:25:48 PM EnsRyanCarter: how about we try the Ferengi one

11:25:57 PM Jusstin Case: They seem like the frontrunner to me.

11:26:19 PM EnsRyanCarter: Okay, let's hail them.

11:26:21 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Scowls as he gestures for the PADD::  Stop embellishing, kid.  I get it.

11:26:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> ::finishes breakfast and gets out of bed to start getting dressed and packed::

11:26:54 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: tickles his nose with a bit of hair wishing she had some whipped creme ::

11:28:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> ::shudders:: Ferengi.

11:28:11 PM Jusstin Case: You've had dealings with them before?

11:28:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::also finishes baconing and climbs out of bed to begin the search for her underwear::

11:29:21 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Snickers slightly as she begins picking stuff up off the plate. Specifically, the bacon.::

11:29:23 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::reading the name of the Ferengi ship:: The ship's called the Rubi'onrayls. You ready for this?

11:29:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> ::glances over and grins:: Pity I won't be able to see you in uniform, now that I've seen you out.

11:29:42 PM Jusstin Case: ::shrugs::

11:29:51 PM Jusstin Case: I suppose.

11:29:59 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Oh, I look good too, especially after switching to red from blue.

11:30:30 PM EnsRyanCarter: Are we going with the hair dye thing again?

11:30:46 PM Jusstin Case: Maybe if we offer a reward this time?

11:30:53 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Rubi'onrayls+ Rubi'onrayls, this is the USS Atlantis, Federation starship. Please respond.

11:31:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Ruby on Rails, Glenn, that's awful.)

11:31:49 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: runs her fingernails along the edge of his eyelashes ::

11:31:51 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+ It wasn't us!  Err, that is to say -- ahem! -- what do you want, Hu-mons?

11:33:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> It goes with your hair, I'd imagine. ::hands Kate her dress which had somehow ended up on the patio, nothing that she has indeed found her underwear::

11:34:16 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Rubi+  This is a really odd request. But... a crate containing Admiral Blackthorne's monthly supply of hair dye was misdirected when it went through Alexandria's shipping center. It's got a tracking signal... 401 Mhz on it. We're trying to locate it.

11:34:43 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Rubi+ And, did I mention there's a reward for whoever returns it.

11:35:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::scowls at the evening dress:: Wrong time for this. ::walks over to the suite's replicator and conjures up a starfleet uniform::

11:35:26 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+ Reward, you say?

11:36:06 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::The gratuity is generous, but not gushily so.  Just because a Star Fleet officer doesn't have that many occasions to actually spend real money doesn't mean he has to spend it recklessly.  Once the bell boy is gone, McKnight shovels himself a small mountain of corned beef hash, before covering the other half of the plate in bacon and burying it in spiced home fries.::

11:36:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> ::nods appreciatively as she dons the uniform:: So I will get to see it.

11:36:12 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Rubi+ Yes, a reward.

11:36:17 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+  What kind of reward?

11:36:27 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::mutes it:: Okay, how much?

11:36:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Well I doubt we'll run across each other again anytime soon, so I figured I'd give you the pleasure.

11:36:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> Five bucks?

11:37:00 PM EnsRyanCarter: I don't think they're going to go for five bucks.

11:37:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> That's all I have. ::shrugs::

11:38:01 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::As she munching, Percy's thoughts come across a quandary:: So...what am I supposed to CALL you now?

11:38:12 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+  ::some shuffling noises go on in the background, and it sounds like there might be an argument brewing::

11:38:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::reaches into her purse and finds her pips, pins them on:: Ta-da!

11:38:26 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+  401 MHz, you say?

11:38:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> A commander, huh? Wow.

11:38:51 PM EnsRyanCarter: Latinum... Gold pressed latinum... ::unmutes it:: Yes, 401 Mhz.

11:39:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Yes, and of an air group too.

11:39:11 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+ Well, now ... a thing like ... hair dye ... that's a high-ticket item.  A lot of people interested in admiral hair dye these days.

11:39:33 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Around a mouthful of hash and bacon::  Mwuh?

11:39:38 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+  We may just be able to help you out, hu-mons, but ... let's say there are other interested parties ....

11:40:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Evaz> ::perks up:: Bloody hell, they have it.

11:40:17 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: finds Mr. Carres personal mail on his PADD and reads the notes from her family ::

11:40:28 PM Jusstin Case: Well, at least they're willing to negotiate.  I think we should get the Admiral.

11:40:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> ::now dressed in his suit, walks over to Kate and kisses her:: I'm going to miss you, Katie. We had so much fun.

11:40:57 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+  Are you prepared to surpass any other offers that may or may not exist for the hair dye that we may or may not have?

11:41:16 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::mutes it::

11:41:39 PM Jusstin Case: [Let's hope your mute attempts are more successful than those of the runabout!]

11:41:48 PM EnsRyanCarter: [Oh they are!]

11:41:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::wraps her arms around him one more time:: Yes, we did. See you around the galaxy, Colin.

11:42:02 PM EnsRyanCarter: we need proof they have it.

11:42:17 PM EnsRyanCarter: Maybe now would be a good time to get someone, like the Admiral...

11:42:37 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Scoots forward a little, munching on bacon between words:: Werll, even when we're off duty, everyone calls you McKnight. But that'd be...uh...awkward.

11:42:44 PM EnsRyanCarter: but we have to keep this conversation going somehow. If they actually have it.

11:42:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Colin> ::grabs his briefcase and hat, kisses Harper one more time:: Goodbye, Katie. ::exits::

11:43:20 PM Jusstin Case: +Blackthorne+  Um, Admiral?

11:44:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::laying out on the beach with T'Kirr, in mid-lean to kiss her, when the commbadge chirps from his bag:: Bloody hell.

11:44:20 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::unmutes it:: +Rubi+ ::says firmly:: Do you have it? Or not?

11:44:35 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::mutes it again::

11:44:35 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+ ...

11:44:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :::gives her that resigned look, then digs for the commbadge and presses it::: What.

11:44:50 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+ ... We do.

11:45:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::Falls back on the bed, contented::

11:45:04 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+  But we'll destroy it if you try to take it from us without paying!

11:45:36 PM Jusstin Case: +Blackthorne+ Begging your pardon, sir, but we just found Dr. Evaz's materials.  They're headed out of the system on a Ferengi vessel.

11:45:37 PM TKirr: ::looks equally resigned and listens to the comm::

11:45:53 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Considers a moment as he pours himself a glass of OJ with NO DAMN PULP to wash down the food::  I guess you have a point.  This wasn't exactly like heading to Ten Forward for a drink with Captain Montrose after shift.

11:45:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Case+ Who is Dr. Evaz?

11:46:34 PM Jusstin Case: ::looks at Evaz and Ryan:: You guys didn't tell him?

11:46:38 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::still muted:: I don't think he knows.

11:46:46 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::shakes head::

11:46:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::wonders what Carre is up to, calls her room::

11:47:02 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: pokes Mr. Carre until he grunts and opens his eyes :: Why didnt you tell me they've been bothering you? They know I have 5 more years before I have to return, and I am so taking them.

11:47:14 PM LtCmdrBusard: Uh...yeah, I would hope not.

11:47:27 PM Jusstin Case: +Blackthorne+ Um, well, looong story short, he's a ... very special scientist with some extremely sensitive material.  But it's been stolen.  He attests that in the wrong hands this stuff could be ... bad.

11:47:33 PM LtCmdrBusard: Unless there's something going on there that you're not telling me about.

11:47:41 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: answers phone a bit angrily :: Hello!

11:47:53 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Rubi+ Oh we'll pay for. There's only one offer your going to consider on this matter. But we need confirmation that you have the genuine article. ::mutes it::

11:47:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Hey Doc.

11:48:35 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+ ...

11:48:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Case+ Prepare a briefing, I'll be up shortly.

11:48:45 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Hiya Harper! :: grins widely :: You sound rather more coherent than when I last saw you.

11:49:04 PM TKirr: +perks eyebrow+

11:49:10 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+ ... brown briefcase ... science-y stuff ... very odd hair dye, indeed.  Does that about fit the bill?

11:49:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::Grinning like a fool:: Well, yeah!

11:50:00 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::muted the comm::

11:50:10 PM EnsRyanCarter: Well...

11:50:24 PM DrRoxanneCarre: So whats the scoop with the cute guy? :: laughs ::

11:50:43 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::looks to Evaz:: That's it right?

11:50:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> He just left, after we had breakfast in bed.

11:51:24 PM ColDougMcKnight: Well, I'll say this right now.  Unless I've done something especially wrong, Douglas is out.  That's been used by too many nuns and old relatives for me to feel comfortable with it in casual conversation.

11:51:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Time got away from me - two minute warning!)

11:52:16 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Smiles gently:: Doug it is, then.

11:52:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well, at least the interruption came on the last day of our leave.

11:52:35 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Good for you! I hope it was worth it. :: watches Mr. Carre get up and stumble to the bathroom ::

11:52:41 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Rubi+ That's it.

11:52:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Mmmmmmmhmmmmmm.

11:52:58 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::unmuted the comm before he spoke::

11:53:15 PM Jusstin Case: @ Rubi'onrayls> +Atlantis+ Eeexcellent.  Now, if you're willing to play by *our* rules, hu-mon, we're willing to deal.

11:53:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:53:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:53:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

11:53:53 PM TKirr: ::pauses::

11:53:53 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::muted:: Dammit, I'm an engineering not a merchant...

11:53:56 PM ColDougMcKnight: Totally paused.

11:53:56 PM Jusstin Case: ::pauses::

11:53:56 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::paused::

11:54:15 PM LtCmdrBusard: You're an engineering?

11:54:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sorry about that folks, time kinda got away from me. Night shifts'll do that. :V

11:54:19 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Pauses::

11:54:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: After all, I only got up four hours ago.

11:54:37 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: Pauses ::

11:54:39 PM Jusstin Case: Someone might want to administer a drug test to the crew of that runabout.

11:55:12 PM EnsRyanCarter: I'm sure they're clean

11:55:49 PM ColDougMcKnight: Didn't you say even that qualifies as waking up early?

11:56:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: No, I shifted my sleep schedule.

11:56:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I go to bed right after I get home, at about noon

11:56:37 PM EnsRyanCarter: so this is morning for you?

11:56:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yup

11:57:03 PM Jusstin Case: Well, it's night for me, so I'd best be off.

11:57:08 PM Jusstin Case: Fun sim tonight, all!

11:57:21 PM Jusstin Case: See you in a week.

11:57:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, it was fun. :)

11:57:39 PM LtCmdrBusard: Later!

11:58:15 PM ColDougMcKnight: Night here as well, so yes, time to head out I think.  Night, all.  Have a good shift Jason, if you have one tonight.

11:58:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I do, thanks. :)

11:58:33 PM LtCmdrBusard: Yeah, time for me to go too.

11:58:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: G'night everyone!

11:58:43 PM ColDougMcKnight: Right.  Hope the salt mines treat you okay.  Night!

11:58:51 PM LtCmdrBusard: G'night!