10:01:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hi y'all
10:01:41 PM TKirr: Hey.
10:01:44 PM reynoldharris: I am at work still. forgive me if afk at times
10:01:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: oh lawd
10:02:23 PM reynoldharris: I was told yesterday that I'm giving a talk tomorrow to the people who want to cancel my project and thus my employment
10:02:32 PM reynoldharris: so I am putting that together
10:02:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :(
10:02:39 PM reynoldharris: it'll be fine
10:02:44 PM reynoldharris: it's alan cade
10:02:50 PM reynoldharris: I know how to talk to alan cade
10:02:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh aight
10:03:06 PM reynoldharris: he's too busy to, you know, look at my work
10:03:17 PM reynoldharris: so I have to spoonfeed it to him in a meeting
10:03:24 PM reynoldharris: if it wasn't in a meeting it didn't happen you know
10:03:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Right ribht
10:04:32 PM reynoldharris: what sucks is tuning manager
10:04:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya DocRox
10:05:00 PM DrRoxanneCarre: Hiyas
10:05:18 PM reynoldharris: htnm was made by an american company. we bought them. shipped the code to japan. along the way they translated the documentation and code into japanese and threw away the english sources
10:05:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: :gonk:
10:05:32 PM reynoldharris: and no one knows the formulas used to make the graphs
10:05:53 PM reynoldharris: so I am twiddling with the database one undocumented variable at a time until the graphs look right
10:06:15 PM reynoldharris: fuckin japs (no offense to the nips and gooks in the room)
10:07:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya Colonel
10:07:52 PM ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
10:08:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya R
10:08:15 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hoy thar.
10:10:25 PM ColDougMcKnight: Be right with you. I think I need some coffee.
10:10:52 PM TKirr: I need coffee every sim. =/
10:11:15 PM LtCmdrBusard: I need sim every coffee.
10:11:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I just woke up :v:
10:11:36 PM TKirr: Me, too.
10:13:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We'll give the stragglers a few more minutes.
10:13:48 PM LtCmdrBusard: Boo stragglers.
10:13:51 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hooray beer!
10:13:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Mmm beer
10:14:00 PM LtCmdrBusard: Stragglers with beer are acceptable.
10:16:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Mike, you back yet?
10:17:49 PM ColDougMcKnight: Nope.
10:18:10 PM LtCmdrBusard: o.O
10:18:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Woah.
10:18:32 PM TKirr: Trippy.
10:18:38 PM LtCmdrBusard: Lies.
10:18:41 PM VAdm Blackthorne: OK then.
10:18:45 PM LtCmdrBusard: Lies I say!
10:18:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Let's get going!
10:18:56 PM TKirr: ::TWEEEEEEEEEEEEET:: Attention!
10:19:01 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::AA::
10:19:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: When last we left, Harris and Sankoh were holed up on the bridge trying to kill everyone by depriving us of life support.
10:20:35 PM reynoldharris: no one needs to be alive to fly this ship
10:20:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Carter managed to hack us back some LSS by convincing the computer there was a contagion.
10:21:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: A makeshift command post has been set up in sickbay, and Blackthorne is trying to get a team of people there while being chased by troops loyal to Harris.
10:22:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We've just been chased into the assault bay to stand and fight, wherein Commander Harper was hiding in the Boudica.
10:22:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?
10:22:19 PM LtCmdrBusard: How much air do we have left?
10:22:52 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We're good on air because of Carter's hackery.
10:23:03 PM LtCmdrBusard: Ah, right.
10:23:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Speaking of Carter.
10:23:11 PM LtCmdrBusard: Yay Rooki-er, I mean Carter.
10:24:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Welcome Glenn
10:24:05 PM LtCmdrBusard: Hoy!
10:24:28 PM EnsRyanCarter: Hey guys.
10:24:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then, let's get going.
10:24:36 PM EnsRyanCarter: got some crazy wind outside.
10:24:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
10:24:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
10:24:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
10:24:47 PM EnsRyanCarter: ((knocked down a whole fucking tree)
10:25:07 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::is in the CMO's office still hacking away on the computer::
10:25:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> They have life support again.
10:25:21 PM reynoldharris: Where?
10:25:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::staring incredulously at the sensors:: Everywhere.
10:25:27 PM ColDougMcKnight: (Holy crap.)
10:25:34 PM TKirr: ::lies in Sickbay quietly::
10:25:38 PM reynoldharris: ::Facepalm.::
10:25:46 PM EnsRyanCarter: ((fell right through a wood fence))
10:25:55 PM TKirr: ((glad you're okay!))
10:25:58 PM reynoldharris: Find out how. They can turn it off here if they can turn it on everywhere else.
10:26:17 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Looks down at his weapon's display as he ducks behind an unoccupied fighter for cover:: Where's the rest of your squadron, Harper?
10:26:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::realizing the situation, she powers on the Boudica and rotates to face the doorway::
10:26:34 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::-Dives for cover::
10:26:47 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: Hides confidently behind a big crate in the assault bay :: ((NO! Doctors dont cower))
10:26:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::doesn't hear over the engine wash::
10:27:41 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::figures that sooner or later the badguys are going to figure out he has superuser access and lock him out or do something worse... trying to get through the bridge lockouts::
10:27:46 PM LtCmdrBusard: Sid> ::In a drunken coma somewhere::
10:27:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> They would have done it by now if they could.
10:28:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> I wonder if we can extend the flag officer lockouts to deck two...
10:28:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sees what Harper is about to do and gets the hell out of the way::
10:28:50 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::still scanning all of the process ids, and expanding his search to other methods that might be used to lockout the bridge::
10:28:59 PM reynoldharris: try it
10:29:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The enemy troops throw in grenades, which explode harmlessly, and then pour in only to be cut down by an absolute storm of phaser fire from the Boudica.
10:30:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> It's possible. Perhaps we should recall our troops and bunker in here until we reach Orion space.
10:30:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::pokes up out of the open canopy:: That all of them?
10:31:35 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Looks out across the carnage with a positively sickened expression:: What, that wasn't enough?
10:31:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::grins and powers down the fighter::
10:31:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I'd say that did it.
10:31:59 PM reynoldharris: Right. Call everyone back to deck two. Fortify and hold the deck, but make sure they can't get into engineering.
10:32:16 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Percy looks briefly out, before ducking back and throwing up. Meat chunks are not pretty.::
10:32:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> +Shipwide+ All loyal soldiers report to deck two. That is all.
10:32:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> Right, engineering....
10:33:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> I can flood it with gas and radiation in addition to the lockouts.
10:34:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::hops out of the powered down fighter and approaches the scene::
10:34:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Nice shooting, Firefly. Let's get ready to move out.
10:34:30 PM reynoldharris: Who's in there right now.
10:34:40 PM EnsRyanCarter: Deck 2, huh... ::sees soldiers start to appear on deck 2...and tries to shut off life support to deck 2, wonders what they will do.::
10:34:50 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::or if it'll work at all::
10:35:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> Sergeant Anderson and CPO Kyle.
10:35:54 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: Hears Percy, looks out just in case someone survived, decidedly no survivors ::
10:35:55 PM reynoldharris: if they're loyal, recall them to deck two, flood, and seal.
10:36:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::extends the Flag lockout over deck 2::
10:36:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> They're moving from the announcement.
10:36:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::seals engineering and opens the dilithium chamber door against the computer's protest::
10:36:46 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Scowls at the loud speaker:: Loyal troops? Well, that rules you bastards out. I suggest we pay a visit to security. If they're fortifying deck 2, we'll need explosives, cutting tools, and all the toys needed to break through ship's defenses.
10:36:52 PM reynoldharris: Acknowledged. Alert me when the next thing goes wrong.
10:37:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sickbay first. I want to regroup there.
10:37:59 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::notices that deck 2 has become locked out:: +Blackthorne+ Captain, Deck 2's become locked out. A Flag protocol. I'm not sure I'm familiar with that one but it's able to override my access of the ship's controls.
10:38:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Carter+ I know of it, but Harris's protocol outranks mine. Four stars vs. three.
10:38:37 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Blackthorne+ I think it's also got the bridge locked out too.
10:39:13 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Tries very hard not to look at the carnage as she wonders if they'd be able to circumvent Deck 2 and get to the Bridge through the Jeffrey's Tubes::
10:39:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::watches the troops pour in to deck two::
10:39:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Carter+ Keep working on it, we're en route.
10:40:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Let's move out. ::gestures through the carnage::
10:40:22 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Blackthorne+ There's got to be someway to override it. I mean, it's just hardware and software. I could shutdown the computer, but that means everything goes down.
10:41:00 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::wonders if there's some hardware switch that Starfleet would have put onboard the ship, something that allows them the flag lockout command.
10:41:13 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Makes a brief sign of the cross as he steps over the charred corpses. Even mutineers have to deserve better than that. Soon enough though, he snaps back to attention.::
10:41:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Carter+ We've been long enough without fresh oxygen.
10:41:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::moving along with the crowd::
10:41:53 PM ColDougMcKnight: Everything DOES include security fields, sir. And I'm willing to lay odds that it's a computer lockdown of crew quarters helping to account for their freedom of movement this far.
10:41:58 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::remembers, that there are hundreds of command modules that control everything on this ship...and any such hardware switch probably wouldn't be listed in a manual::
10:42:17 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Blackthorne+ Aye sir. I'll keep trying. I have a couple of other ideas.
10:42:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Carter+ Keep at it, Ensign. Blackthorne out.
10:43:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: One more deck up to get to sickbay, double time folks!
10:43:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Hiya Doc)
10:43:58 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::brings up the hardware specs and the command modules...would say that this is like finding a needle in a haystack, but everything's on a quantum levels... it's like finding schrodinger's cat in a sealed box...or not::
10:45:11 PM ColDougMcKnight: (Remind me. Are turbolifts still only operational for the bad guys?)
10:45:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> They've been hacking at us from a hidden superuser account, but have been thus far unable to defeat the flag lockout.
10:45:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Yep)
10:45:25 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::crosses his arms and stares at the command module schematics:: this is just busy work...steps away from the computer to think, but doesn't leave the CMO office::
10:45:30 PM EnsRyanCarter: ((Hey Charity))
10:45:43 PM reynoldharris: Delete the account, then?
10:46:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> I can't get at it.
10:46:48 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Follows Blackthorne out, sidearm at as much of the ready as she can manage::
10:46:57 PM reynoldharris: Can you see where it's logged in?
10:47:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::procures a blood covered rifle from the carnage::
10:47:36 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Picks up the pace, making sure to pull ahead of Blackthorne in fact. No need to unduly risk running into some stragglers. Besides, the sooner they get to sickbay, the sooner he can go check on his people.::
10:47:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That turbolift shaft will do
10:48:06 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::brings up the backup source code repository for the ships' core command functionality::
10:48:18 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: Follows the crowd down the hallway ::
10:48:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::pokes around:: Apparently it's remoted in from Ferengenar. ::rolls eyes::
10:49:25 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::sees a beep come up on the computer console, set a listener event incase someone tried to trace the terminal logged into the super user account::
10:49:50 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Blackthorne+ Captain, just a heads up, they might be on to me.
10:50:05 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Manages a good pace up the ladder. Drills pay off, but he's now had plenty of experience at this today.:: Once this is all over, I'm replicating a cheeseburger with bacon.
10:50:11 PM ColDougMcKnight: No, screw that. EXTRA bacon.
10:50:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Carter+ Be careful, we can't lose this advantage.
10:50:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I could go for some bacon.
10:50:30 PM LtCmdrBusard: Ugh. Please don't talk about crispy foods.
10:50:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Mmmmm, bacon.
10:50:49 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Begins to wretch::
10:50:54 PM LtCmdrBusard: (*retch)
10:50:56 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Blackthorne+ I've done everything I can to secure the account's status... but anything you want me to do right now? Just in case we can't do it later?
10:51:23 PM ColDougMcKnight: Right, sorry. Carter, can you view security camera feeds from there?
10:51:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::winces::
10:51:59 PM EnsRyanCarter: +McKnight+ Yes sir.
10:52:41 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::sees if he can get any cameras on deck 2 or the bridge::
10:53:28 PM ColDougMcKnight: +Carter+ Take a look in on security and engineering then. I need to know if those animals at least had the decency to leave our people alive when they pulled back.
10:54:00 PM EnsRyanCarter: +McKnight+ Roger, bringing them up right now. ::brings up the security and engineering feeds::
10:54:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::climbs out of the turbolift shaft onto deck 15::
10:54:31 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Climbs up shortly afterwards::
10:55:03 PM EnsRyanCarter: +McKnight+ Oh shit...
10:55:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> I can't trace it....
10:56:21 PM ColDougMcKnight: +Carter+ Let's hear it, ensign.
10:56:45 PM EnsRyanCarter: goddamn. ::was down in engineering only a couple hours ago when all this shit started. Is able to get some internal sensor data from engineering:: + McKnight+ The warp core's been vented into engineering. It's highly radioactive right now.
10:57:15 PM EnsRyanCarter: +McKnight+ I was just there a couple of hours ago in one of the JTs... jesus...
10:57:44 PM ColDougMcKnight: +Carter+ Crap. Well, there goes our best bet at retaking access remotely. Was anyone still in there?
10:57:45 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Her eyes go wide:: Is....is anyone in there? Did they move everyone out before venting it?
10:57:50 PM reynoldharris: Goddamn computers.
10:57:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::winces;:
10:59:17 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::moving through the cameras...finds the center engineering console... a couple of bodies tied up and huddled together in a circle with their backs to one another:: +McKnight+ Yeah, it's not pretty.
10:59:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: That son of a bitch.
10:59:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The party arrives at sickbay.
11:00:04 PM EnsRyanCarter: ((Your gonna need to pop a lot of radaway to get through there...))
11:00:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((It's ok, I have a good radsuit and some Rad-X))
11:00:24 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Goes very silent, before a roar explodes out of her:: I am going to kill that son of a bitch! I'M GOING TO KILL HIM!
11:01:04 PM EnsRyanCarter: ((do you also have the mutation perk where you grow back a limb if your 80% irradiated? ))
11:01:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::doesn't even bother to try to calm Busard down::
11:01:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Oh yes)0
11:01:14 PM TKirr: ::opens her eyes at the commotion from her biobed::
11:01:22 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Enters sickbay slowly, his expression morose as he seeks out Carter:: Define radioactive. Is there anything we can do for those people?
11:01:38 PM EnsRyanCarter: ((sweet))
11:01:54 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::sees McKnight enter and turns the console towards him::
11:02:01 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: looks up radation poisoning on the med computer ::
11:02:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks at the camera feed solemnly::
11:02:33 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Moves to look at the console.:: You have super user controls?
11:02:52 PM EnsRyanCarter: Yeah. I mean, yes Commander.
11:03:19 PM EnsRyanCarter: :;gestures to the computer terminal::
11:03:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::checks the time to Orion space, doesn't think they're gonna make it::
11:04:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: McKnight. ::gestures toward T'Kirr's bed and starts to approach::
11:04:52 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Reluctantly answers the summons, but turns back to Carter first:: When I get back, I'll need a sitrep regarding security.
11:05:01 PM TKirr: ::manages to raise herself up, despite Dr. Suite's advice, and takes in the party, clearly relieved to see them::
11:05:03 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Takes control of the computer terminal, and with frenzied energy starts a very determined attempt at shutting the bulkhead between the dilithium chamber and the hostages::
11:05:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Are you alright?
11:05:44 PM TKirr: ::sour tone:: I'm fine. It's the room that has the problem.
11:06:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::smirks:: I'm looking for ideas on how to take this ship back.
11:07:00 PM TKirr: ::takes in Blackthorne's scent as he draws near:: What have you found?
11:07:25 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::feels really drained, standing there and watching Busard work::
11:07:35 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Realizes that the engineers are already dead shortly after the bulkhead is closed:: God fucking damnit.
11:07:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We're completely locked from the bridge with a Flag protocol that outranks mine. There are forcefields in place and he's holed all his troops up on deck two.
11:08:34 PM ColDougMcKnight: I'm getting really damn sick of hearing about that Flag protocol.
11:08:36 PM EnsRyanCarter: There wasn't any alert... there wasn't any warning...
11:08:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::enters the FO and takes one of Blackthorne's cubans::
11:09:02 PM reynoldharris: Bad sign?
11:09:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> Just a bad feeling.
11:09:31 PM EnsRyanCarter: I didn't even know that someone had done it.
11:09:47 PM TKirr: ::takes in the situation woozily::
11:09:49 PM reynoldharris: ::Lights Sankoh's cigar.::
11:09:56 PM reynoldharris: Sorry about almost killing you.
11:10:18 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Hands Carter her sidearm:: They will pay. Especially if it means shoving them into the warp core and watching them burn.
11:10:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::puffs on the cigar:: Sorry about your jaw.
11:10:44 PM reynoldharris: ::Puff puff::
11:10:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Got an idea to get rid of it, Colonel?
11:11:14 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::takes the phaser and looks at her::
11:11:29 PM reynoldharris: I really should have just had his wife shot immediately.
11:11:34 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Gets the sitrep ready, and on the side explores the option of altering the base code to shut out Flag protocols.::
11:12:24 PM TKirr: ::presses her eyelids closed:: And Engineering is compromised? No way to cut the power feed?
11:12:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> It would have made him madder, I think.
11:12:43 PM reynoldharris: he'd be mad no matter what I'd have done
11:12:50 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: looks at the medi-stats on T'Kirr, fixes up a hypo to help with the headache and wooziness ::
11:12:57 PM ColDougMcKnight: You're asking me? All this junk about superuser accounts and back doors and quantum whatever the fuck makes about as much sense to me as Sanskrit! I can't do my damn job without something to smash. Get me close, and believe me, I can hit them hard. But I can't-I can't...hmmm.
11:13:06 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::looks at the work she's doing on the console:: I've searched every process running to find what's running these flag protocols. Well, the computer's still searching.
11:14:08 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::For the first time since all this started, a grin starts to spread over McKnight's face. But if anything, it looks less pleasant than his grimace. His voice goes up a few decibels.:: Hey, Percy. You want to kill this guy?
11:14:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::watches with interest::
11:14:43 PM reynoldharris: (( welp, ))
11:14:44 PM TKirr: ::looks over at the strange sound coming from McKnight::
11:14:51 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::tries to get it back together again:: I figure if the protocol is software, we could find the process and shut it down, but we don't know which one. We could shut all of them down but it would kill us, and it could be a hardware thing.
11:14:52 PM TKirr: ::after giving Carre an appreciative look::
11:15:08 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Not even looking up in response to McKnight.: Yes.
11:15:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::walks over to Blackthorne's booze and pours himself a Scotch::
11:16:02 PM ColDougMcKnight: Sir, I think I spoke incorrectly just now. I think we can get VERY close. Hell, I can even find you a non-compromised computer. What really pisses me off is that we were right on top of it earlier.
11:16:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: What do you mean?
11:17:59 PM ColDougMcKnight: You want to disable Harris control, but can't do it with a computer? Find something bigger. We take a shuttle out, fly it so close it never leaves the ship's minimum shield radius, and bring it crashing down right on Harris' fat head.
11:18:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You want to crash a shuttle into the bridge at warp speed?
11:18:35 PM TKirr: ::goes all o_O::
11:18:42 PM LtCmdrBusard: What?
11:18:54 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::perks up::
11:19:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::blinks::
11:19:24 PM reynoldharris: (( Stop being so incredulous the goons do it all the time in eve ))
11:19:40 PM ColDougMcKnight: You hardly need warp speed to do the job, but if you're asking whether I propose we destroy the bridge, the answer is yes. At this point, I submit it to you as acceptable losses.
11:20:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well, we're at warp. Odds are we'll drop out on impact. It will be fairly damaging, but survivable, I think. Commander Busard?
11:20:33 PM EnsRyanCarter: If the shuttle stays in the warp bubble, it'll be traveling the same velocity as the ship, but I mean, your going to have to give it quite a wallop if you want to break a hole in the bridge...
11:21:02 PM LtCmdrBusard: It's possible to do, though.
11:21:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::sits down with the drink and the cigar:: That's a nice cannon.
11:21:58 PM ColDougMcKnight: Okay. So all we need is a pilot good enough to fly it that tightly despite whatever efforts they make to shoot it down, and a competent technician standing by in another shuttle to beam the pilot out at the last second. We've got both of those in abundance right here.
11:22:01 PM reynoldharris: Well, if you're going to overcompensate, there's no such thing as too little.
11:22:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::laughs::
11:22:30 PM LtCmdrBusard: Let's do it.
11:23:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::staring at the wall:: I'll fly it.
11:23:45 PM LtCmdrBusard: I'll stand by.
11:24:22 PM ColDougMcKnight: Will that disable the security lockouts, bring down the security fields?
11:24:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I see no other way to end this, at this point. As much as I want to see Harris answer for this.
11:24:35 PM TKirr: ::lies back down::
11:25:58 PM LtCmdrBusard: If that's where their controlling from, then their lockouts should come loose as soon as their consoles are destroyed.
11:27:19 PM ColDougMcKnight: Good. Then I'm heading down to security. I mean to be standing by with an assault team the moment we have access.
11:28:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Let's make it happen.
11:28:20 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Gets up from the computer, and nods, looking to Harper:: Carter, I'm going to need that sidearm back.
11:28:26 PM TKirr: ::looks to Blackthorne, eyes worried::
11:28:27 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: prepares some triage kits ::
11:28:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: Syvek, on me.
11:28:55 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::And with that, he's out the door, his men in tow.::
11:29:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> :::follows along::
11:29:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> You better get me outta there in time. ::grins, half-scared::
11:30:00 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::thinks it's a doable idea...:: Captain, should we get someone to the battle bridge once the lockout clears? Or secure it?
11:30:28 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Her facial expression remains cold as she takes the sidearm back:: I will. Let's go.
11:30:39 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::And with that, is out the door::
11:30:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::nods and follows, clutching her rifle tightly::
11:32:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yes, that's a good idea.
11:32:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::checks his watch:: One hour to Orion space.
11:33:02 PM reynoldharris: We'll make it.
11:33:22 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::doesn't answer::
11:33:24 PM reynoldharris: They can't plan and execute something that will get past deck two in an hour.
11:34:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Carter, T'Kirr, let's get to the battle bridge to watch the fireworks.
11:34:52 PM EnsRyanCarter: Yes sir. ::gets his tricorder and gets access to the super user account on there::
11:35:13 PM TKirr: ::gets herself up and steadies herself against the biobed::
11:35:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::arrives at the nearest shuttlebay with Busard::
11:36:00 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::The trip to security is a particularly annoying 8 decks up by ladder, but at last seeming to have a purpose this time, it seems to go faster. Sure enough, several minutes later, McKnight enters security, rifle aimed at the enemies he doesn't find. What he DOES find are many crumpled bodies.:: Fan out. Check for survivors.
11:37:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> Yes sir.
11:37:40 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Looks around the shuttlebay:: We'll take those two. ::She indicates two shuttles:: They've been recently maintenanced.
11:37:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Works for me. ::tosses the rifle and heads toward one:::
11:38:30 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::At this point, there finally appears to be some good news, as he checks O'Grady for vitals:: He's got a pulse. Maybe they had an attack of conscience and just hosed the place down with the stun setting before they cleared out?
11:38:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::makes his way to the battlebridge with Carter and T'Kirr::
11:39:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> Survivors here too.
11:39:37 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::following behind Blackthorne, has a sidearm and his tricorder with a security feed and internal sensors::
11:39:48 PM ColDougMcKnight: Alright, wake who you can. If they're fit for battle, give them a weapon. We move out in 2 minutes. Syvek, you're with me.
11:40:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> Yes sir. ::starts rousing people and getting them on their feet::
11:40:14 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Heads towards another:: +Carter+ Carter, this is Busard. I need you to get the door in Shuttlebay 1 open for us.
11:40:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Stations.
11:41:26 PM EnsRyanCarter: +Busard+ ::taps away on his tricorder:: Doors should be open, Commander.
11:41:31 PM TKirr: ::takes battlebridge science, feeling better after sitting down::
11:41:50 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Moves back further into security, and does a quick check of the transporter unit normally used for deployment of rapid response teams:: Good, still operational. Syvek, we don't have time for EV suits. I want you to break out and distribute the emergency transporter beacons. I'll get the breathing gear. That'll have to do if the hull breach extends to deck two.
11:41:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes the center seat after dusting it off::
11:41:58 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Now inside the shuttle:: +Carter+ Acknowledged. +Harper+ Alright, let's go.
11:42:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Harper, Busard, McKnight+ This is Blackthorne, are you all ready?
11:42:12 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::sits down at engineering and transfers his control to the engineering station::
11:42:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> ::starts opening cabinets and distributing the beacons::
11:42:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ Gearing up now, sir. We'll be in position.
11:42:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::powers on the doomed shuttle and rotates toward the door::
11:43:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Harper+ Ready sir.
11:43:08 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::finally has more screen real estate and fuller functionality than the CMO's terminal and tricorder gave him::
11:43:09 PM LtCmdrBusard: +Busard+ Ready.
11:43:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +All+ Do it.
11:43:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> ::has tagged everyone for transport::
11:43:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> Ready Colonel.
11:44:19 PM ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> McKnight's now enlarged team throws on some body armor, grabs extra power packs, and heads out.
11:44:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::very carefully flies out the door, skimming the hull over the saucer::
11:45:04 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Follows out carefully, keeping a little distance::
11:45:06 PM ColDougMcKnight: Double time it, marines! Star Fleet officers have been murdered, and not one of the traitorous rats responsible is dodging the consequences!
11:45:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> +Busard+ I'm making my run now, standing by for transport.
11:45:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> ::emotionlessly plows ahead::
11:45:22 PM TKirr: ::patches the battlebridge main viewer into a splitscreen of both shuttles' visuals::
11:45:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> ::puffs the cigar:: Quite good.
11:46:05 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::glances up to the viewscreen to see the dual display, and goes back to his console, making sure that the shuttles are masked so the enemy can't spot them::
11:46:21 PM reynoldharris: ::Turns around to look out the wonderful window in the flag office, taking in the green nebulae of Orion space.::
11:46:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::aims the shuttle at the bridge and goes to full impulse, being careful to stay in the warp bubble:
11:46:46 PM LtCmdrBusard: Transporting. ::Locks onto Harper's signature and, when the time's right, beams her the fuck out of there::
11:46:52 PM reynoldharris: What was that?
11:47:08 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::screaming as she approaches the bridge and shimmers out::
11:47:14 PM reynoldharris: ...
11:47:30 PM EnsRyanCarter: here it comes... ::braces for impact::
11:47:35 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The shuttle plows into the bridge, causing spectacular decompression, explosions, and blows our special effects budget for the season.
11:47:48 PM TKirr: ::shakes::
11:47:49 PM reynoldharris: :(
11:47:53 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> A fireball erupts from the bridge, Atlantis suddenly drops from warp, tumbling head over heels.
11:47:58 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::shakes::
11:48:09 PM EnsRyanCarter: We've dropped out of warp!
11:48:13 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Grabs a support pylon for...well, support, and hangs on for dear life.::
11:48:17 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::pats the chair arm as he holds on, the inertial dampeners holding:: Sorry old girl...
11:48:32 PM TKirr: ::silently mourns the little green fuzzy creature that had sat on the Science console::
11:48:42 PM ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ McKnight here. Do we have access?
11:48:43 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::starts to issue commands to the ship:: I've got control again... I'm stabilizing the ship...
11:48:48 PM reynoldharris: ::From afterlife:: I really, really, should have shot her first.
11:48:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Sankoh> Welp,
11:49:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (also from afterlife) :V
11:49:17 PM ColDougMcKnight: :-(
11:49:18 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: grins from the floor :: 'Bout time something went our way.
11:49:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The tumble ceases, but the ship still lists horribly, essentially decapitated.
11:49:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Get attitude control!
11:49:57 PM EnsRyanCarter: I'm on it, sir!
11:50:06 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::pushing buttons and issuing commands as fast as he can::
11:50:14 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::From inside the Shuttlebay:: You alright, Harper?
11:50:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::white as a ghost:: Yes.
11:50:55 PM TKirr: Decompression fractures extended to Deck Two, but emergency fields holding. I can't say the same for the Bridge.
11:51:05 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Answers his own question, finding a turbolift operational. Splitting up, the assault team takes the two nearest lifts, and explodes out onto deck 2, weapons blazing at the nearest soldiers in sight.::
11:51:12 PM LtCmdrBusard: Good. ::Exits the shuttle:: We need to get to the battle bridge.
11:51:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> ::bursts forth with the Marine attack and cuts down the stunned opposition::
11:51:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Yes, the battle bridge. Right. ::stands, shaking:: That was.. wow.
11:51:59 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::fires the thrusters on the ship to "right it":: Impulse engines are damaged... but they're still functional... kinda. Thrusters working. I've stopped our drifting
11:52:13 PM LtCmdrBusard: Indeed. ::Continues mechanically to the battle bridge::
11:52:18 PM EnsRyanCarter: I don't recommend jumping to warp right now, by the way.
11:52:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Natch. Let's see if we have control.
11:52:56 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Computer, recognize command authorization Blackthorne Pi Delta Omega.
11:53:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Computer> Command authorization granted.
11:53:23 PM ColDougMcKnight: ::Once the immediate opposition is gunned down, McKnight holds up his hand to order his team to hold their positions:: Any of you bastards still on your feet, that jolt you just felt was the horse you bet on being sent to the glue factory! Throw down your arms or die!
11:53:25 PM TKirr: ::beams, in a Vulcan way::
11:53:25 PM EnsRyanCarter: I'm clearing the radiation in engineering. We might be able to get a few guys in suits down there and...take over again.
11:53:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Life signs on deck one, at all?
11:53:37 PM TKirr: Negative.
11:53:38 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Vent that radiation as quickly as possible.
11:53:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Syvek> ::ceases fire::
11:53:58 PM EnsRyanCarter: Yes sir. Venting radiation...
11:54:02 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Two minute warning0
11:54:10 PM EnsRyanCarter: :;watching the rad count decrease::
11:54:24 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Reaches the bridge:: How is the ship?
11:54:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::still paler than usual, leans against the back bulkhead::
11:54:44 PM VAdm Blackthorne: She's ours again, what's left.
11:55:42 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::shakes herself and takes the helm console::
11:55:45 PM EnsRyanCarter: We might want to get workerbees out there and seal up the fissures on deck 2 before the structural integrity fails... we don't need to rip any more decks out.
11:56:06 PM ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ Battle bridge, assault team here. Deck two is ours. And we have prisoners.
11:56:17 PM DrRoxanneCarre: :: starts bandaging up those mobile enough to make it to Sickbay ::
11:56:24 PM EnsRyanCarter: We might want to disconnect the bridge module and destroy it. It's just dead weight at this point.
11:56:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +McKnight+ Transport them to the brig, we have full control again.
11:56:39 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Scowls deeply at Carter's mention of "workerbees"::
11:57:01 PM ColDougMcKnight: (I'm pretty sure he means the EVA vehicle.)
11:57:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Restore all normal access to integral functions and let's begin preparations to get to warp ASAP.
11:57:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
11:57:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
11:57:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM
11:57:19 PM EnsRyanCarter: ((yeah, I believe the ships have a complement of workerbee ships))
11:57:20 PM TKirr: ::pauses::
11:57:31 PM EnsRyanCarter: ::pause::
11:57:48 PM LtCmdrBusard: (Oh. Nevermind then! No scowling) :-P
11:57:53 PM LtCmdrBusard: ::Pauses::
11:58:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Great sim everyone! Went late, but we couldn't stop before letting that happen!
11:58:09 PM LtCmdrBusard: I forgot about the EVAs. Whoops.
11:58:16 PM TKirr: Me, too, really
11:58:40 PM reynoldharris: I am still at work :(
11:58:48 PM TKirr: Doh
11:58:48 PM EnsRyanCarter: although... does doing that really wipe out a season's budget? I've seen them do crazy shit on BSG all the time.
11:58:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I will be at work shortly :(
11:59:11 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, but you notice how the big effects shows in BSG were padded by non-action shows?
11:59:17 PM EnsRyanCarter: the miracle of modern computer graphics.
11:59:44 PM EnsRyanCarter: by shows you mean episodes?
11:59:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: YEah
11:59:49 PM EnsRyanCarter: or the shows around BSG
12:00:03 AM TKirr: Night guys, great sim. I gotta sleep... guarding a pool requires a pesky thing called alertness.
12:00:14 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Alert lifeguards are good.
12:00:17 AM reynoldharris: lol lifeguard
12:00:21 AM reynoldharris: oops :(
12:00:26 AM DrRoxanneCarre: Night
12:00:31 AM LtCmdrBusard: 'Night guys!
12:00:35 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Thanks again to our guest villain!
12:00:51 AM ColDougMcKnight: Night, T'Kirr!
12:00:53 AM TKirr: Yes, thanks for joining us once again. =)
12:01:01 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Was fun having you around again, Shelev. :)
12:01:05 AM TKirr: Hey I can't speed around a lake every day. =/
12:01:06 AM ColDougMcKnight: And yes, it was great to have you around again.
12:01:18 AM LtCmdrBusard: Yay Shelev!
12:01:21 AM reynoldharris: toot toot
12:01:35 AM EnsRyanCarter: well I don't really know you Shelev, but I'll take their word for it, thanks for playing with us.
12:01:38 AM reynoldharris: call me next time you need a bumbling villain to get killed
12:01:50 AM reynoldharris: don't go to andor
12:02:34 AM VAdm Blackthorne: But what if we need another backhoe?
12:03:43 AM reynoldharris: we need to go to vulcan and see what vulcan backhoe operators are like
12:03:59 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Logical.
12:04:11 AM reynoldharris: I must know if they speak vulcan with a brooklyn accent like every backhoe operator outside california
12:04:30 AM LtCmdrBusard: But then we wouldn't have an Andorian to use as a bargaining chip!
12:04:33 AM VAdm Blackthorne: I just tried to imagine what that would sound like and broke my brain.
12:04:55 AM LtCmdrBusard: I mean, we used a Vulcan on Andor. Seems only right to use an Andorian on Vulcan.
12:05:05 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Makes sense to me.
12:05:13 AM VAdm Blackthorne: But what would they want with one?
12:05:20 AM LtCmdrBusard: Entertainment?
12:05:33 AM LtCmdrBusard: Or perhaps they would feel compelled to try to convert him.
12:05:44 AM LtCmdrBusard: Because he's so obviously led astray from the ways of logic.
12:05:55 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Hm, a logically trained Andorian....
12:05:59 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Naaaaaaaaah.
12:06:28 AM LtCmdrBusard: Well, of course it's impossible. Doesn't mean they won't try.
12:08:36 AM ColDougMcKnight: If the Andorian is stoned, he may look placid enough to fool them.
12:08:53 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Hey, there you go.
12:09:51 AM LtCmdrBusard: Excellent idea, hun!
12:10:07 AM reynoldharris: I GET TO LEAVE WORK NOW
12:10:08 AM reynoldharris: BAI
12:10:12 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Heh, later!
12:10:42 AM LtCmdrBusard: Later, dude.
12:10:58 AM EnsRyanCarter: I'm going to go leave to eat dinner!
12:11:06 AM EnsRyanCarter: cya guys next week!
12:11:06 AM ColDougMcKnight: Excellent! Night, guys! Good sim.
12:11:17 AM EnsRyanCarter: and goodnight!
12:11:26 AM LtCmdrBusard: Well, I'm out. Later!
12:12:48 AM VAdm Blackthorne: Night y'all :)
12:12:50 AM ColDougMcKnight: Well, I guess I'll be off too. Night!