Conversation with #ussatlantis at 9/1/2009 9:48:39 PM on VAdmBlackthorne@betamatrix.ny.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
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(10:00:51 PM) jusstincase [Mibbit@126.96.36.199518] entered the room.
(10:00:59 PM) jusstincase: And that, as they say, is that.
(10:01:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: What.
(10:01:53 PM) LtThors [Mibbit@dm-20682.hsd1.wv.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:02:02 PM) jusstincase: How should I know?
(10:02:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Exactly.
(10:02:25 PM) jusstincase: All I know is that I am instructed to inform you that Charity will be non-present tonight, because she is heavily medicated.
(10:03:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Thanks.
(10:03:36 PM) jusstincase: Right.
(10:05:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@dm-29322.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:05:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(10:05:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Heya.
(10:07:03 PM) jusstincase: Yes.
(10:07:56 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [Mibbit@dm-24906.tukw.qwest.net] entered the room.
(10:08:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Doc
(10:08:14 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Zombies!
(10:08:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(10:08:17 PM) Percy [Mibbit@dm-29322.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:08:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Percy
(10:08:35 PM) Percy: Hoy!
(10:08:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay...that just leaves TKirr, I guess, since Glenn's always fashionably late.
(10:09:15 PM) Percy: Aw, is Gem not able to make it this time?
(10:09:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nope. :(
(10:09:31 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Sadly, no.
(10:09:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: It is a shame, given the proposed plot. We call her Gem for a reason.
(10:10:10 PM) TKirr [Mibbit@dm-306188.8.131.52.cfl.res.rr.com] entered the room.
(10:10:24 PM) ColDougMcKnight: And there we go. Heya, TKirr.
(10:10:25 PM) Percy: Durn!
(10:10:30 PM) jusstincase: ... Because her real name is too hard to spell.
(10:10:41 PM) Percy: Bernadette is not that hard to spell! :-P
(10:10:51 PM) TKirr: Hey.
(10:10:55 PM) Percy: ...But Gem is easier.
(10:11:25 PM) jusstincase: Verily.
(10:12:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: So, since almost everyone is here, Jason, would you like to share the plans, or shall I?
(10:12:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You go ahead, it was your idea. :)
(10:13:03 PM) Percy: Dun dun DUN?
(10:13:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: omg
(10:13:20 PM) jusstincase: wtf??1!!1
(10:13:27 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay, so when last we left off, we had managed to both halt the Omega experiments, and escape with our lives. And that's good.
(10:13:38 PM) gsong [firstname.lastname@example.org] entered the room.
(10:13:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Hiya Glenn)
(10:13:47 PM) gsong is now known as RyanCarter
(10:13:50 PM) RyanCarter: what's up
(10:13:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Ooh, hi Glenn. I shall re-post.
(10:14:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay, when last we left off, we had managed to both halt the Omega experiments, and escape with our lives. And that's good.
(10:14:18 PM) RyanCarter: cool.
(10:15:06 PM) ColDougMcKnight: But the entire operation was in violation with the Khitomer Accords, busting up their shit and all in space where we had no jurisdiction. So, war with the Empire may be imminent, and it's kind of our fault. And that's bad.
(10:15:22 PM) RyanCarter: cool.
(10:15:36 PM) CdrHarper [CdrHarper@184.108.40.206797] entered the room.
(10:15:48 PM) jusstincase: (Not if we win.)
(10:15:56 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (Totally blames Blackthorne)
(10:16:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Just like Klingons to bring a knife to a gunfight.)
(10:16:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: So tonight, we were thinking it's time for Ian to explain himself before the Admiralty. Some will probably sympathize, since he was just doing his job. Others will think he totally fucked up.
(10:16:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Which is up to those of you interested in making a character, and jumping in. Three star admirals and up only, of course.
(10:17:29 PM) AdmACZuriyev [Mibbit@220.127.116.11797] entered the room.
(10:17:38 PM) AdmACZuriyev: Like me.
(10:17:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I'd say it's just like the Machen Bren plot, but only half of you would know what the fuck I was talking about.
(10:17:55 PM) jusstincase: (Oooh. Gem's gonna be sorry she missed this one!)
(10:18:03 PM) TKirr: Yeah. =/
(10:18:28 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Well, she'll know Ian had to sit in the hot seat for once, at least.
(10:18:53 PM) RyanCarter: what if I don't feel like playing an Admiral?
(10:18:58 PM) RyanCarter: what're the rest of us doing?
(10:19:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The rest of the ship will be functioning normally.
(10:19:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: This will be a holoconference.
(10:19:18 PM) RyanCarter: okay
(10:19:24 PM) RyanCarter: so is the ship a wreck again?
(10:19:58 PM) RyanCarter: I didn't really follow last week's sim...er, I was in and out... monkeying with shit on my 360 :P
(10:20:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We definitely have some damage that needs to be repaired.
(10:20:08 PM) Percy: Lmao
(10:20:18 PM) ***Percy high fives Carter
(10:20:33 PM) RyanCarter: and watching the Guild, cause Felicia Day is pretty hot and I had that stupid song stuck in my head.
(10:20:41 PM) RyanCarter: ::high fives Percy::
(10:20:57 PM) Percy: Oh, and Percy's getting up today!
(10:21:05 PM) Percy: Just general announcement. And stuff.
(10:21:05 PM) CdrHarper: Me too!
(10:21:10 PM) Percy: Yay!
(10:21:31 PM) AdmBennet [Mibbit@dm-30618.104.22.168.cfl.res.rr.com] entered the room.
(10:21:59 PM) AdmBennet: :: puts on his frowny face ::
(10:22:30 PM) VAdmCarre [Mibbit@dm-24906.tukw.qwest.net] entered the room.
(10:22:40 PM) AdmQ [Mibbit@dm-29322.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:22:51 PM) AdmQ: (Just kidding.)
(10:22:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (GO AWAY)
(10:22:59 PM) TKirr: :: laughs ::
(10:23:02 PM) VAdmCarre: :: puts on his "I hope my damn wife isnt involved in this" face ::
(10:23:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Aw, too bad. That'd be hilarious.)
(10:23:10 PM) AdmQ: :: Snaps::
(10:23:17 PM) ***AdmQ poofs into...
(10:23:19 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Well, it was already hilarious. But MORE hilarious.)
(10:23:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Any other takers?
(10:23:59 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Back to bed, both of you!
(10:24:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Chance to give me hell!
(10:24:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Ah, what the hell. One sec.
(10:24:16 PM) AdmQ is now known as AdmSawyer
(10:24:25 PM) RyanCarter: how do I start another chat window in Colloquy?
(10:24:34 PM) RyanCarter: I might as well make one for the hell of it.
(10:24:37 PM) TKirr: Are they all in one room, or conferencing from individual locations?
(10:24:39 PM) AdmSawyer: Well, first you eat a baby...
(10:24:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Not sure, I'm not on my Mac.
(10:24:48 PM) RyanCarter: haha, same here
(10:24:49 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: ...then you use mibbit!
(10:24:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Conferencing in from their locations.
(10:24:56 PM) AdmRamirez [Mibbit@dm-29322.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:25:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: All into one holodeck.
(10:25:09 PM) TKirr: Ah.
(10:25:21 PM) AdmRamirez: Alright, and I'm ready to be all judgemental.
(10:25:23 PM) AdmNathanHacker [Mibbit@dm-19402.hsd1.ca.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:25:31 PM) RyanCarter: there
(10:25:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: omg its hacker
(10:25:44 PM) TKirr: o_O
(10:25:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hell they probably know each other from back in the day :V
(10:25:55 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Quick change the superuser pw!
(10:26:08 PM) RyanCarter: haha, I think he was like a war criminal by the end of Intrepid.
(10:26:16 PM) RyanCarter: I can't remember all that well.
(10:26:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: OK then.
(10:26:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: T'Kirr, if you will.
(10:26:40 PM) TKirr: :: TWEEEEEEEET :: Attention!
(10:26:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(10:26:47 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(10:26:49 PM) AdmSawyer: MAKE ME
(10:26:50 PM) LtThors: ::AA::
(10:26:53 PM) Percy: ::AA::
(10:26:58 PM) AdmTEarlGrey [Mibbit@22.214.171.124518] entered the room.
(10:27:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (If that's not actually Grey then get out!)
(10:27:19 PM) RyanCarter: ::aa::
(10:27:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Holy crap, this has been awhile.)
(10:27:25 PM) AdmTEarlGrey: (Aww!)
(10:27:27 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (hawt!)
(10:27:30 PM) AdmTEarlGrey left the room (quit: Exit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(10:27:34 PM) RyanCarter: ( haha )
(10:27:40 PM) jusstincase: (You're no fun.)
(10:27:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Two days have passed since last sim, and Atlantis has cleared the area of destroyed subspace, having resumed her course at warp to Starbase Vinland. Ian Blackthorne is being escorted by Marines to Holodeck One to face a board of inquiry via holoconference while repairs are ongoing aboard ship.
(10:27:43 PM) Percy: (hahaha)
(10:27:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:28:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Rob, you are a good and great man.)
(10:28:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (but Grey is Grey and you ain't him!)
(10:28:22 PM) RyanCarter: (( your not going to cross dress in Admiral Gem cosplay? ))
(10:28:37 PM) jusstincase: (She'd be more likely to kill me than he would.)
(10:28:38 PM) RyanCarter: (you're)
(10:28:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (You can commemorate the occasion with yet another Gem doll.)
(10:28:45 PM) Percy: If half a chicken laid half an egg in half an hour, and the train to Sacramento is four hours late, why the hell are the ducks rebelling?
(10:28:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:28:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:28:59 PM) RyanCarter: (( haha ))
(10:29:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:29:15 PM) RyanCarter: ::in engineering fixin all the broke shit...again::
(10:29:33 PM) jusstincase: ::playing pong at the science station::
(10:29:38 PM) Percy: :: Feeling somewhat better, and misses fixin' all the broken shit again!::
(10:29:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: walking with McKnight to the holodeck :: This seems familiar, Doug.
(10:30:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: finishing up piecing together more crewmen in surgery ::
(10:30:09 PM) RyanCarter: ::figures, he can use this as an opportunity to make some..."enhancements" to various systems::
(10:30:18 PM) TKirr: :: wonders idly what the archaic tones coming from Science are about from her seat ::
(10:30:18 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: going over Ian's report prior to joining the conference :: Matyeryebyets what a mess...
(10:30:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Walking stoically in step with Blackthorne, two marines following with sidearms.:: Well, if nothing else, you know I'm not going to be beating you up. I hope I can say the same for the brass. Do me a favor though?
(10:30:40 PM) CdrHarper: :: wakes up and stretches ::
(10:30:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: What is it?
(10:31:12 PM) AdmRamirez: ::Sits silently in his own linked holodeck, skipping around Blackthorne's report on his PADD.::
(10:31:44 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: pours a glass of vodka that mercifully looks like water and joins in ::
(10:32:02 PM) Percy: (Man, you're such a bad Russian)
(10:32:19 PM) AdmACZuriyev: (I am not.)
(10:32:23 PM) VAdmCarre: :: watching the last portion of the video report, cross referencing the written report ::
(10:32:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I'm sure I don't have to tell you that in addition to all the physical damage this crew took in this last mission, we have a lot of shell shocked. Some of them will no doubt need psychiatric leave before they can even look at a starship again without a panic attack.
(10:32:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Naturally. It was combat at its most brutal.
(10:33:15 PM) CdrHarper: :: yawns and looks around sickbay ::
(10:33:20 PM) AdmNathanHacker: ::enters the Intrepid's holoconference room and takes a seat and links into the rest of the conference, watches each individual materialize one by one in front of him::
(10:33:20 PM) Percy: (Keep believing that :-P)
(10:33:39 PM) AdmBennet: :: links up, looking around at those arrived ::
(10:33:41 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sonic cleans herself and steps into Sickbay proper :: Morning Ladies!
(10:33:43 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: nods to everyone :: Admirals.
(10:33:44 PM) Percy: :: Looks around...and proclaims thus!:: Man, I'm bored.
(10:33:51 PM) Percy: Hi, Doc.
(10:34:00 PM) AdmBennet: :: nods back ::
(10:34:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Yep. Unfortunately, every part of the mission was still nine kinds of classified, which inevitably means a horde of assholes descending on them with non-disclosure agreements.
(10:34:05 PM) CdrHarper: Morning, Doc.
(10:34:12 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Links up, acknowledging the others::
(10:34:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And you want me to keep said hordes of assholes away?
(10:34:31 PM) AdmNathanHacker: ::reading through the Omega report, just briefly acknowledges Zuriyev::
(10:34:59 PM) TKirr: :: is busy with coordinating repairs shipwide ::
(10:35:00 PM) ColDougMcKnight: You got it. If you come out of this with your career intact, see if you can do something about that. My own career probably won't be looking so good after I put one of them in the hospital. But no one goes after my men without paying for it.
(10:35:08 PM) VAdmCarre: :: takes a sip of something, nods ::
(10:35:30 PM) RyanCarter: :: gets teams working on power relays, repairing broken junctions, replacing broken terminals, toilets, florescent light fixtures, paneling, etc, etc ::
(10:35:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: arrives at the door and claps his shoulder :: If I'm still in command around here after I come out of that door, I'll make sure of it.
(10:36:15 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I've ordered you both a nice breakfast, should be here soon.
(10:36:22 PM) CdrHarper: Real breakfast?
(10:36:25 PM) CdrHarper: With bacon?
(10:36:31 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Yes, toast too.
(10:36:40 PM) RyanCarter: Catherine Meyer> ::working in the lower deck of engineering doing some delicate rewiring and isolinear replacement::
(10:36:47 PM) CdrHarper: Mmmmmm.
(10:36:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I'll see you once you've beaten this, sir.
(10:37:03 PM) Percy: :: Drools:: Have I mentioned that you look fabulous and are in every way the best doctor ever?
(10:37:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Thanks, Doug. Secure the door. :: enters the holodeck :: Computer, active secure program Blackthorne alpha one and seal the room.
(10:37:20 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: smiles brightly :: No, but I already knew that.
(10:37:46 PM) CdrHarper: I have some chocolate in my quarters I could get yo.
(10:37:49 PM) CdrHarper: *you
(10:37:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ::materializes in the holoconference ::
(10:37:59 PM) LtThors: :: reviewing weapons inventory reports in security ::
(10:38:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::And with that, he orders the two marines to alert him if need be, and heads off. Toward sickbay.::
(10:38:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Admirals.
(10:38:14 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Great I'll pick that up when I come visit.
(10:38:19 PM) Percy: I'd volunteer to make you a new pet, but I've apparently already done that.
(10:38:49 PM) AdmNathanHacker: ::sees Blackthorne materialize into the conference room::
(10:38:54 PM) AdmBennet: :: looks over at Blackthorne, nodding politely with a frown ::
(10:39:03 PM) VAdmCarre: :: nods sternly ::
(10:39:06 PM) CdrHarper: :: sits up straighter in anticipation of bacon... is that baconticipation? ::
(10:39:19 PM) AdmRamirez: ::Looks up from his PADD.:: Admiral. Before we begin, I'd like to pass along that the Commander, Star Fleet regrests he can't be here. But perhaps unsurpsiingly under the circumstances, the Commander is in an emergency briefing with key members of the Federation Council.
(10:39:21 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: takes a sip upon seeing Ian :: Admiral Blackthorne.
(10:39:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Understood, sir.
(10:40:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Ahh here we are now, eggs, bacon, toast and the ever popular jello. Enjoy ladies.
(10:40:04 PM) TKirr: :: finds herself distracted by the time and ponders the conference that's starting ::
(10:40:09 PM) AdmNathanHacker: :: not interested in making a judgment on him yet. Has done and been through worse, and realizes there's always a good reason for a CO's actions ::
(10:40:25 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Notes Blackthorne's presence with minimal physical action. She does, however, look down briefly at the dossier to once more look over the information about the situation at hand.::
(10:40:25 PM) CdrHarper: Thank you! :: dives in ::
(10:40:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes the hot seat ::
(10:41:09 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Oh and please note the nice little cups of preserves and not jelly. I went all out for you two.
(10:41:23 PM) CdrHarper: You know, this is the best sickbay.
(10:41:32 PM) RyanCarter: :: helping some of the other engineers move large blocks of new machinery about to get them installed, also realizing that they're running out of these new modules and starts putting in requisitions for new things that are missing::
(10:41:33 PM) CdrHarper: :: spreads strawberry perserves on her toast ::
(10:41:33 PM) Percy: :: Makes a sound of joy that is one step away from socially unacceptable, and after looking at Carre as if she were her new god, digs in.::
(10:41:43 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: snags a cup of coffee and heads to her desk for PADD work ::
(10:41:55 PM) RyanCarter: ::wonders where Meyers or Puddington are, he should get one of them to do this work::
(10:42:23 PM) AdmSawyer: (Watch out for that hot seat, it's made of super-heated rebar!)
(10:43:00 PM) Percy: Puddington> :: Is actually trying his hand at this funny work thing for once, and hasn't blown up the reactor core yet!::
(10:43:12 PM) AdmRamirez: Alright, well, having read your report and those of your still able-bodied department heads several times, and an intense read it was, I'd like to open with a qualified note of congratulations.
(10:43:15 PM) Percy: (*warp core. Wow where is my brain tonight)
(10:43:23 PM) AdmBennet: :: pulls in a deep breath, preparing himself for the debate and sets his PADD down, giving his full attention ::
(10:43:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks at Ramirez, inwardly surprised ::
(10:43:45 PM) VAdmCarre: :: waits patiently ::
(10:43:54 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Continues to read the PADD, but listens intently::
(10:44:04 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: waits for the "but" ::
(10:44:34 PM) AdmRamirez: All accounts indicate that once the combat started, your crew performed admirably under some of the most grisly circumstances imaginable. So, I commend you all on that. Now, our job here is to ascertain whether it's justifiable that they were ever in that position to start with.
(10:44:36 PM) RyanCarter: :: notices puddington :: Ensign Puddington ((is he an ensign?)), I got a job I need your help with.
(10:44:53 PM) Percy: (He is an ensign)
(10:44:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It is my contention that it was.
(10:45:08 PM) Percy: Puddington> ...Really? You mean that?
(10:45:27 PM) VAdmCarre: Explain please.
(10:45:28 PM) CdrHarper: :: nom nom nom nom ::
(10:45:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The Omega Directive leaves no room for interpretation.
(10:46:08 PM) Percy: :: Cannot nom further, as there is nothing left to nom. BUT, she lies in a food coma with utmost satisfaction.::
(10:46:18 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Raises her voice from her office :: Eat slowly ladies, if you cant keep it down, you cant go back to quarters.
(10:46:42 PM) CdrHarper: We can go home today?!
(10:46:53 PM) RyanCarter: Yeah I mean that. Since we've been in an assload of combat, we're running short on parts. Turns out we didn't get everything we needed the last time we were at Vinland, so I need you... and get Meyers if she's not busy, and figure out what we need to requisition and send off the orders. Sounds fun?
(10:47:13 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Perhaps...we'll see how things work out.
(10:47:55 PM) Percy: Puddington> Yes! Absolutely, sir! ::excited that he's actually being trusted with something fairly hard to muck up:: I'll...get on it right now, sir?
(10:48:04 PM) CdrHarper: :: slides the table aside and swings her legs off the side of the biobed ::
(10:48:21 PM) AdmRamirez: Admiral Blackthorne, I'm sure you're aware that had Omega Directive been followed to the letter, you and your crew would never have been on the scene in the first place. Now, how about we simply start at the beginning?
(10:48:37 PM) Percy: ::Percy perks up visibly at hearing that she can go home, but is going to stay lying back until she knows for certain that the food stayed down. She DID eat kinda quickly, after all.::
(10:48:40 PM) RyanCarter: Yup, its all yours. ::goes off to help with more repairs::
(10:49:30 PM) LtThors: :: Checks supply requests for marines ::
(10:49:37 PM) TKirr: :: frowns mildly at her reports, shuffling through them ::
(10:50:01 PM) Percy: :: Squees visibly, then goes off to find Meyers and begin making lists!::
(10:50:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It was my judgement that the lost time spent traveling out of the area of damaged subspace to contact Starfleet would have been potentially catastrophic, and against the intent of the Directive.
(10:50:34 PM) AdmSawyer: :: frowns:: That is not the beginning, Admiral Blackthorne.
(10:50:37 PM) CdrHarper: :: stands up! ::
(10:50:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The chronology was firmly established in my initial report.
(10:51:11 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::busy plugging things back in and powering them up, getting terminals back online::
(10:51:23 PM) AdmSawyer: (Oh, crap, scratch that. Sorry, I remembered the plot a little wrong)
(10:51:48 PM) AdmACZuriyev: I believe the intent of this panel is not to have the Admiral recite his report to us verbatim.
(10:52:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sends off the wounded/collateral damage report, shakes her head at the numbers :: Surprised we have enough people left to crew. :: A little louder :: Harper you're not cleared to be out of bed.
(10:52:18 PM) CdrHarper: I have to pee.
(10:52:33 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Quirks an eyebrow.:: Yes, I suppose you are right. Forgive me, Admiral Zuriyev. Admiral Blackthorne, please continue.
(10:52:59 PM) TKirr: +Eng+ :: sighs :: Bridge to Engineering.
(10:53:09 PM) RyanCarter: +Bridge+ This is Carter.
(10:53:11 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Fine, make sure your 'output' goes into the measuring container.
(10:53:31 PM) AdmRamirez: ::Sighs:: Very well. Since we have no way of speculating on the effects of a missing day in an educated fashion, then unless there are no objections, I suggest we skip ahead, to the part where Admiral Blackthorne discovered the true nature of the disturbance.
(10:53:38 PM) CdrHarper: :: swears under her breath in Bajoran and heads to the bathroom ::
(10:53:39 PM) RyanCarter: ::helping an engineer carry a load towards the main deflector dish, taking a detour since some of the hulling is weakened and in need of repairs::
(10:53:55 PM) TKirr: +Carter+ :: tapping on her panel :: Mr. Carter. I know you're busy down there. I just need to make sure you did indeed send a team to repair the power relays on Deck Two, top priority.
(10:54:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: As you wish, sir.
(10:54:29 PM) AdmBennet: :: nods his agreement ::
(10:54:49 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: sips at the vodka ::
(10:54:56 PM) RyanCarter: +TKirr+ I sent a team. I'll go follow up with them personally
(10:55:00 PM) VAdmCarre: :: makes notes ::
(10:55:05 PM) Percy: :: Plays with her wrench while her stomach settles::
(10:55:15 PM) AdmRamirez: Alright. Briefly then, since we may all have more important things to worry about very soon now. Recount how you discovered the Klingon Empire's involvement.
(10:55:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It was made quite clear by communication from a Vor'cha class battle cruiser.
(10:56:04 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: adds to the supply list for Sickbay ::
(10:56:09 PM) TKirr: +Carter+ Not necessary. If you sent them, we'll know shortly. With all the bustle, I'm sure it just got omitted on the report by mistake.
(10:56:42 PM) VAdmCarre: Vor'cha class? You're quite sure?
(10:56:44 PM) Percy: :: Looks at her PADD:: Now, I will ask forgiveness for my former intrustion, but I KNOW that was not the beginning.
(10:56:47 PM) RyanCarter: ::should really help with this repair too, it's harder than fixing power relays -- has a brilliant idea:: +Puddington+ Hey Ensign, I got another job for you and Meyers. Head off to deck 2 and check on the power relays. i sent a team, but they haven't reported back yet.
(10:56:56 PM) CdrHarper: :: emerges from the bathroom ::
(10:56:58 PM) Percy: (Whoops, please pretend that's the other Adm)
(10:57:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: They're rather unmistakeable.
(10:57:39 PM) VAdmCarre: :: makes more notes ::
(10:57:41 PM) AdmSawyer: I would personally like to hear about the interrogation on one of your crewmembers who you claim attempted to sabotage the mission. One Rak'nar I believe?
(10:57:45 PM) CdrHarper: :: makes it back to the biobed to finish her breakfast ::
(10:58:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: He's still being held in the Atlantis brig. Interrogation is too strong a word; he simply volunteered the information after being caught.
(10:58:45 PM) CdrHarper: Well my legs work.
(10:58:48 PM) AdmSawyer: Very well, the volunteering of information then.
(10:59:04 PM) RyanCarter: ::gets to the main deflector dish, sees that some science equipment is broken:: +Justin+ Justin you there?
(10:59:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: He claimed to have been contacted by lawful officials in the Empire and ordered to sabotage us.
(11:00:18 PM) VAdmCarre: No previous indications that he was a traitor?
(11:00:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: None.
(11:00:50 PM) AdmSawyer: And at this time, he volunteered that the Klingon Empire was the source of the Omega research. Is this correct?
(11:00:54 PM) TKirr: :: briefly decides she's rather tired of broken ships and tosses three PADDs onto the center seat, taking note again that it's quite empty, and takes a sip of her tea before pulling up more reports, including the new Medical report ::
(11:00:57 PM) VAdmCarre: :: makes more notes ::
(11:01:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: He did. I was not prepared to take him at his word at that point.
(11:01:39 PM) AdmBennet: :: narrows his eyes, listening ::
(11:01:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: annoyed at recounting what he's already written, but doesn't let it show ::
(11:02:14 PM) CdrHarper: :: polishes off the toast and preserves ::
(11:02:33 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: comes out of her office, see Kate still eating and Percy digesting, head over to Percy :: Time for a quick scan try not to move too much.
(11:02:48 PM) CdrHarper: :: pushes the table away after finishing :: Ahhhh, that hit the spot.
(11:02:50 PM) Percy: :: Stops fiddling with her wrench:: Kay.
(11:02:53 PM) AdmRamirez: Why not, Admiral? Based on what I've read from your own report, he was hardly the exemplar of obfuscation, of even subtlety. The sabotage was carried out without any effort to hide what he was doing, correct?
(11:03:35 PM) RyanCarter: ::sees most of the burnt out science equipment but goes to help replace the piece they came here to fix::
(11:03:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: He nearly killed a member of my Marine detachment, so no, I wasn't particularly amenable to taking everything he had to say at face value.
(11:03:50 PM) jusstincase: +Ryan+ Oh, yes. How can I help you?
(11:04:11 PM) jusstincase: +Ryan+ Sorry, I got the high score in Breakout.
(11:04:44 PM) LtThors: :: meets with remaining platoon sgts for force status update::
(11:04:47 PM) RyanCarter: +Case+ I'm in the main deflector room... some of your equipment's fried, since I have no idea what it's for, I need your help to ID and replace it or at least tell me what it is so I can find an engineer to do that for you.
(11:05:12 PM) RyanCarter: +Case+ ::mutters:: All four engineers that we have left...
(11:05:16 PM) TKirr: :: peers over her shoulder, sidelong at Case before returning to her report ::
(11:05:29 PM) jusstincase: +Ryan+ I can be down in half-a-jiff.
(11:05:43 PM) jusstincase: ::saves his game of Pac-Man::
(11:06:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: notes the food progress and all surgical modifications seem to be holding so far :: Looks real good, you can take a walk around arboretum if you want. If you feel any pain or anything funny, you head right back here.
(11:06:27 PM) jusstincase: ::time passes and he arrives in Deflector Control::
(11:06:28 PM) RyanCarter: ::uses a hammer and bangs on a burnt piece of conduit tubing so he can replace the whole thing::
(11:06:30 PM) TKirr: ( And anything not so funny, I'd imagine )
(11:06:31 PM) Percy: :: Remains silent at this time, simply regarding Blackthorne with stern but relatively unreadable gaze::
(11:06:33 PM) jusstincase: So, what seems to be the problem?
(11:06:47 PM) Percy: (GODDAMNIT Sorry I am being retarded with tabs tonight)
(11:07:00 PM) TKirr: ( lol sokay )
(11:07:14 PM) RyanCarter: ::bekcons Justin to follow:: This whole rack of equipment is science lab stuff right?
(11:07:26 PM) TKirr: :: sighs at Case's abrupt departure and rises, walking up to Science ::
(11:07:29 PM) AdmSawyer: :: THIS PERSON regards Blackthorne, not Percy. Percy is getting up!::
(11:07:42 PM) CdrHarper: :: smiles at Percy, glad for her ::
(11:08:02 PM) jusstincase: Well ... it was ...
(11:08:07 PM) RyanCarter: reads some of the descriptions... experimental monopolar magnetic detector, string phase vibrator assembly, that's a good one.
(11:08:08 PM) Percy: I'll do that. ::Grins, slowly sitting up, and then swinging her legs over the side::
(11:08:20 PM) jusstincase: Now it's just carbonized junk.
(11:08:24 PM) jusstincase: Someone let the smoke out.
(11:08:30 PM) RyanCarter: XU-834 detector, what the hell is that?
(11:08:39 PM) TKirr: :: overrides Case's login and logs in herself, hoping he didn't leave anything important open, and tests power functions ::
(11:08:45 PM) jusstincase: It detects XU-834. Obviously.
(11:08:52 PM) AdmRamirez: You believed he was lying?
(11:09:01 PM) RyanCarter: What's XU-834? That some kind of element I never heard of before?
(11:09:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I hadn't made a determination as to the veracity of his statements, but took them under advisement.
(11:09:18 PM) TKirr: ( rofl )
(11:09:18 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::going with Puddington to deck 2 to check on the power relays::
(11:09:45 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: turns to Kate :: Your turn, maybe if you talk nice Percy will wait for you. Hold still for the scan.
(11:10:00 PM) CdrHarper: :: holds real still ::
(11:10:03 PM) jusstincase: It's the scientific name of a compound used in tracking ionized plasma.
(11:10:14 PM) jusstincase: At least, that's what it says on this display label.
(11:10:17 PM) jusstincase: ::shrugs::
(11:10:19 PM) Percy: Puddington> :: Skips down to deck two and immediately dives into his work::
(11:10:23 PM) TKirr: :: finds herself locked out and nods to herself, satisfied. They obviously have it shut down for repairs ::
(11:10:36 PM) RyanCarter: ::pulls off the burnt, crusted front panel of the XU-834 detector and hands it to Justin::
(11:10:37 PM) Percy: ACTION> The holo-emitters flicker for a moment, then return to normal.
(11:10:41 PM) jusstincase: Being a starship science officer is more art than science.
(11:10:48 PM) jusstincase: Oddly enough.
(11:11:05 PM) jusstincase: ::grabs the panel::
(11:11:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks around :: +Bridge+ We just had a flicker down here, report.
(11:11:09 PM) Percy: Puddington> :: Realizes what he just jiggled:: OH GOD PLEASE DON'T KILL ME.
(11:11:19 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: notes that Kates scan looks good also :: Alright missy you can go for a walk with Percy, same rules.
(11:11:26 PM) AdmRamirez: Advisement...yes, so it would seem, given that after that, preparations were begun specifically with the aim in mind of fighting Klingons. Including the emergency disclosure of Omega to officers outside the senior...what the hell is this, Blackthorne?
(11:11:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Both back in here in 30 minutes.
(11:11:33 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::arrives after Puddington:: W, what happened? ::looking at the power relay:: Where's the team that was supposed to fix this?
(11:11:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Stand by.
(11:11:49 PM) jusstincase: ::looks around:: What was that?
(11:11:53 PM) Percy: :: Stands up. After a moment, she takes a step::
(11:11:55 PM) CdrHarper: Thanks Rox. :: slowly gets up again :;
(11:12:05 PM) AdmRamirez: ::Grits his teeth:: This is a poor time to try anyone's patience, Admiral. Standing by.
(11:12:08 PM) TKirr: :: looks up, thinking of an unVulcan-like curse word :: +Blackthorne+ My apologies, Admiral. Repairs to power relays. I'll make sure you're not interrupted again.
(11:12:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Bridge+ Make certain of it. Blackthorne out.
(11:12:26 PM) RyanCarter: ::noticed the flicker:: +Puddington, Meyers+ Puddington! Meyers! Report!
(11:12:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Apologies, Admirals. Repairs to our power relays.
(11:12:42 PM) TKirr: :: diverts Holo-emitters to more stable relays ::
(11:12:49 PM) Percy: +Carter+ I AM SO SORRY I JIGGLED THE THING THAT SHOULDN'T BE JIGGLED.
(11:12:59 PM) Percy: (^Puddington^)
(11:13:04 PM) RyanCarter: Goddammit, I need to get up to deck 2. ::winces hearing puddington yell over the comm::
(11:13:06 PM) CdrHarper: :: walks over to Percy ::
(11:13:14 PM) jusstincase: ::to Ryan:: One of your engineers is named "Puddington?"
(11:13:39 PM) Percy: :: Takes a few more steps. Then a few more!::
(11:13:41 PM) AdmBennet: :: rolls his eyes ::
(11:13:42 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: mutes the comm and mumbles "my power relays" ::
(11:13:46 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: unmutes ::
(11:13:52 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::startled:+ryan+ : Hey! Calm down Ensign, nothing happening, the power's still on. the whole relay's hanging by a wire though.
(11:14:07 PM) CdrHarper: Think you'll make it?
(11:14:16 PM) Percy: Puddington> :: Stops twitching::
(11:14:21 PM) RyanCarter: Yeah, one of them's named puddington. You want to come along? Or you need that XU-834 detector working right now?
(11:14:21 PM) AdmRamirez: ::Nods, visibly mollified.:: Alright...in simple terms then, you proceeded on your course, mindful of a strong possibility that you would encounter the Klingons, and if so, your course of action would bring you into into direct conflict with them?
(11:14:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes sir.
(11:14:39 PM) TKirr: :: finds the stable power relays are already on overload and looks over the list of what to move to the damaged relays ::
(11:14:40 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: motions to an orderly to keep an eye on the two walking wounded ::
(11:14:43 PM) AdmSawyer: I think so. Nothing feels wrong yet.
(11:14:49 PM) jusstincase: Honestly? I don't even know that we've ever used the XU-834 detector.
(11:14:51 PM) AdmSawyer: (OH GODDAMNIT)
(11:15:02 PM) Percy: "I think so. Nothing feels wrong yet."
(11:15:18 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> Unfortunately it's a a major power junction... we can't replace it without shutting power off to half the ship.
(11:15:19 PM) AdmSawyer: And when you DID encounter them?
(11:15:21 PM) CdrHarper: Let's go look at some trees then.
(11:15:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: En route to the epicenter of the blast.
(11:15:37 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::said that into her comm to +Ryan+ ::
(11:15:54 PM) RyanCarter: Well your welcome to come along. Should be interesting.
(11:16:10 PM) VAdmCarre: Cloaked or not?
(11:16:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: They decloaked.
(11:16:33 PM) jusstincase: I'm getting that impression....
(11:16:36 PM) VAdmCarre: :: makes more notes ::
(11:16:37 PM) jusstincase: ::tags along::
(11:16:55 PM) RyanCarter: Ryan> +Meyers, Puddington+ Just so you know, the bridge has got some need for the holodecks to stay on, some holoconference or something. Whatever you do, don't cut the power to the relay
(11:17:09 PM) AdmSawyer: Why did you not then consider turning back to confer with Starfleet?
(11:17:13 PM) RyanCarter: Meyers> +Ryan+ What kind of conference?
(11:17:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I was still following the Directive.
(11:17:37 PM) RyanCarter: Ryan> +Meyers, Puddington+ The kind with an assload of brass that'll eat us alive, I bet.
(11:17:48 PM) VAdmCarre: :: thinks he wouldn't have turned back either but says nothing ::
(11:18:21 PM) AdmSawyer: Yes, but surely you realize that this being in violationg with the Khitomer accords made the situation more complex than that.
(11:18:31 PM) AdmSawyer: (*violation)
(11:18:45 PM) jusstincase: Ugh. Brass.
(11:18:48 PM) jusstincase: I hate brass.
(11:18:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Given my rank and assignment as Commander, Third Fleet, I am entrusted with great latitude to make decisions of import without consultation.
(11:18:52 PM) RyanCarter: Meyers> ::examining the relay again, to puddington:: well, we can try to reinforce it, but if there's a spike, this relay's going to break.
(11:19:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The Omega Directive was clear.
(11:19:17 PM) Percy: Puddington> I do not wish to be eaten alive.
(11:19:32 PM) jusstincase: ...
(11:19:34 PM) AdmBennet: :: frowns at makes a note ::
(11:19:41 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> Me neither. ::studying the relay::
(11:19:45 PM) CdrHarper: :: before they leave :: Um, Rox?
(11:19:51 PM) jusstincase: ::looks at Ryan::
(11:19:58 PM) RyanCarter: :;arrives with justin to deck 2 and sees meyers studying the relay and puddington standing nearby::
(11:20:04 PM) jusstincase: (m) They always like this?
(11:20:14 PM) RyanCarter: ::shrugs:: I guess.
(11:20:16 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Frowns:: An act of war with the Klingon Empire is somewhat beyond that great latitude you refer to, Admiral.
(11:20:35 PM) RyanCarter: Puddington, Meyers, what's the hold up?
(11:20:44 PM) RyanCarter: ::looks at the relay:: Oh shit, that thing is fucked up.
(11:20:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I offered to lend scienfitic consultaton on behalf of the Federation to accomplish their goals without the use of Omega.
(11:20:51 PM) jusstincase: (Sawyer, I refer you to the case of Admiral Cartwright.... :-D )
(11:21:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: *scientific
(11:21:31 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Yeah Kate?
(11:21:31 PM) Percy: Puddington> Yeah...um...I didn't do it.
(11:21:32 PM) AdmRamirez: And you expected them to bite on that? The offer of some hypothetical way to deny warp drive on the level of an entire solar system by means previously unheard of?
(11:21:35 PM) AdmBennet: :: consults his PADD ::
(11:21:44 PM) AdmRamirez: With nothing resembling a guarantee of success?
(11:21:45 PM) jusstincase: Are you going to be able to fix that?
(11:21:58 PM) CdrHarper: Well, I'm not sure that walking to the arboretum in these gowns is appropriate.
(11:22:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It takes two parties to fight a war.
(11:22:23 PM) Percy: Maybe if we could tie the backs shut?
(11:22:24 PM) jusstincase: ::wipes his finger on the console:: It's pretty ... um ... busted.
(11:22:40 PM) CdrHarper: Or we could get real clothes.
(11:22:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I offered an out.
(11:22:51 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> We can do a bypass. It'll cause a brown out, but we can rewire a new relay right overtop and then pull the old one out once we're fully using the secondary one.
(11:23:14 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> ::looks to Ryan and Puddington and Case::
(11:23:16 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: grabs the robes from the foot of their beds :: Or you could use these robes :: frowns :: well they're really just gowns you wear the other way, but they do the job.
(11:23:23 PM) AdmSawyer: It only takes ONE party to START a war, though.
(11:23:23 PM) jusstincase: How will that affect the holodecks?
(11:23:34 PM) jusstincase: Don't they require full power to remain functional?
(11:23:36 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: hands one to each of them ::
(11:23:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Just then, McKnight lets himself into sickbay, looking the picture of an officer with his hands behind his back.:: Ahem. I'm told there's an engineer in here on the verge of discharge.
(11:23:43 PM) TKirr: :: grumbles and logs off, leaving the Bridge to an entirely too-green officer and turbolifts down one deck ::
(11:23:45 PM) CdrHarper: Mm, that'll work. :: puts on the robe ::
(11:24:00 PM) Percy: :: Eyes go wide, as she tries to tie the back shut very quickly::
(11:24:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And a brazen party to start a war when offered a peaceful alternative.
(11:24:37 PM) AdmSawyer: Not when the peaceful alternative is laughable at best.
(11:24:44 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> It'll likely diminish... um, the holodeck's power, and there's a capacitor so it should have full power for maybe 10 minutes... or so...
(11:24:55 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Not quite yet, the ladies are taking a short walk, then coming back for more tests.
(11:25:05 PM) TKirr: :: comes around the corner and stops short, noting all the people standing around the precarious relay system ::
(11:25:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: With all due respect, the Empire knew what Starfleet's response would be Omega testing.
(11:25:44 PM) RyanCarter: ::turns around to T'Kirr:: Commander.
(11:25:49 PM) jusstincase: Will that give us enough time to make the switch?
(11:25:58 PM) jusstincase: ::turns around:: Oh, hullo.
(11:26:10 PM) CdrHarper: C'mon, let's take a bike.
(11:26:16 PM) TKirr: :: nods :: Lieutenant. What's the status?
(11:26:29 PM) jusstincase: Um ... we get signal?
(11:26:30 PM) RyanCarter: Meyer explain it to T'Kirr.
(11:26:30 PM) AdmRamirez: Ahem. Admiral Blackthorne, my esteemed colleague has aptly discovered the rudest possible way to say it...but I'm inclined to agree, given that you'd by this point gotten confirmation the Klingons were planning for a full scale Borg invasion, open-ended research with no real promise hardly seems a compelling alternative. So...tell me this.
(11:26:39 PM) AdmRamirez: You knew it was the Klingons, yes?
(11:26:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I did.
(11:26:51 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: rolls her eyes :: Its 'hike'...not bike.
(11:27:05 PM) CdrHarper: Whatever!
(11:27:08 PM) TKirr: ( That was to Carter, you ninja poster ) :: turns to Meyer ::
(11:27:39 PM) AdmRamirez: And you KNEW that your intended course of action was an act of war, a fact of which you repeatedly received ample warning?
(11:27:57 PM) Percy: :: Smiles at McKnight:: I'll be back in just a little bit. Yes, let's take a hike. But not a hard one.
(11:27:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: My orders were clearly stated in General Order Zero.
(11:27:59 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> Uh... ::to TKirr:: The relay's fused and it'll break with the a power spike. I'm suggesting that we do a bypass. We'll have to manually wire up new connectors and then connect the new relay alongside of the old one. It'll cause a brownout, but the holodeck's backup capacitor should hold enough of a charge to keep it running... for up to 10 minutes.
(11:28:05 PM) Percy: :: And away she goes!::
(11:28:55 PM) CdrHarper: :: is left behind ::
(11:29:17 PM) TKirr: :: narrows her eyes :: It didn't hold up fully ten minutes ago.
(11:29:35 PM) jusstincase: What if we tied in additional capacitors?
(11:30:52 PM) AdmRamirez: Admiral, with all DUE respect, General Order Zero does not oblige you to pursue the aim of the Omega Directive with your balls instead of your brain! Tell me, knowing what was at stake, knowing the implications of the Klingons even having the means to CREATE Omega, why did you not even request a simple moratorium on tests?
(11:30:52 PM) VAdmCarre: Could you have, or DID you have, any alternative course of action that you could have pursued to avoid conflict with the Klingons?
(11:31:01 PM) RyanCarter: We could haul a generator and connect it up... let it charge up the capacitor and any additional ones. That'll make Meyer and Puddington's work easier here. Then they don't have to bypass it, they could just take the relay out...
(11:31:20 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: looks up from his PADD, interrupting the yelling :: I personally don't see "except when it's the Klingons" written in the Omega Directive.
(11:31:31 PM) jusstincase: (m) While the power's running. That should be fun.
(11:31:41 PM) jusstincase: (m) ... To watch.
(11:31:45 PM) AdmRamirez: A moratorium, Admiral. It means "Please, just give me a little time to consult with my superiors."
(11:31:46 PM) TKirr: Whatever will prevent the holoconference from being interrupted again. Short of compromising life support.
(11:31:57 PM) RyanCarter: It's better than letting Meyers split a live wire. Though that might be fun too.
(11:32:03 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::puffs her cheeks::
(11:32:33 PM) TKirr: :: perks an eyebrow :: You're the expert, Mr. Carter. Make sure power flows steady, whatever you do.
(11:32:34 PM) jusstincase: ::chuckles::
(11:32:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: They knew what our reaction would be upon discovering the tests.
(11:33:45 PM) AdmACZuriyev: Admirals, if I may.
(11:34:11 PM) RyanCarter: Alright, Justin and I will get additional capacitors. In the meantime, Meyers I do want you to put in a bypass. We'll do both. Puddington get a second relay. Commander you wouldn't mind helping out Meyers would you? We're short staffed today.
(11:34:12 PM) AdmACZuriyev: We placed the Omega Directive as our highest General Order, even superceding the Prime Directive.
(11:34:37 PM) AdmACZuriyev: And as I said, I don't see "except when it's the Klingons" written in there anywhere.
(11:35:24 PM) AdmACZuriyev: Given the potential consequence of the galaxy-wide destruction of subspace resulting from a runaway cascade, the Directive stands in that position for a very good reason.
(11:35:39 PM) TKirr: :: arches an eyebrow again, thinking about the calls she needs to make, but decides not pissing off a bunch of Admirals is more important if she can do anything about it :: Fine.
(11:35:57 PM) AdmACZuriyev: When it was written, we had to have known that anyone we stopped from testing Omega might not like it very much, but we didn't care.
(11:36:16 PM) jusstincase: Sounds like a plan.
(11:36:27 PM) Percy: I concede this is true, Admiral Zuriyev. However, I would put forth that no directive is so absolute that one can follow without consideration for its application in each unique circumstance.
(11:36:33 PM) Percy: (Admiral again)
(11:36:37 PM) TKirr: ( <3 )
(11:36:39 PM) RyanCarter: Sweet. We'll be back. ::heads off:: come on justin! :;breaks off into a run:: Puddington, hurry up!
(11:36:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: As written, this one is.
(11:37:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The denial, galaxy-wide, of subspace communication and FTL travel is of the highest conscern.
(11:37:06 PM) TKirr: :: looks to Meyers ::
(11:37:31 PM) jusstincase: ::hates to run::
(11:37:34 PM) jusstincase: I hate running!
(11:38:04 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> ::bends down:: Okay. I just cut a hole in this tube here... connect the thirty or so wires, try not to get fried, and you can do the same down there. and we'll just wait for puddington to return with the new relay.
(11:38:57 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::pulls out her laser cutter and sets about making a hole::
(11:39:12 PM) RyanCarter: ::runs!!::
(11:39:19 PM) AdmRamirez: As written, the Directive does not say word one about specific method. You've yet to address the possibility of peaceful alternatives you did not try. In fact, I'll even go so far as to point out the Omega Directive never once mentions the word "immediately". Had you taken five minutes to consider your options instead of going in with guns blazing, we
(11:39:59 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::lets the piece of tubing fall to the ground and goes to make a secondary hole to expose the other end of the connector::
(11:40:11 PM) jusstincase: ::groans and runs::
(11:40:16 PM) TKirr: :: crouches down next to another tube and holds out her hand, waiting for Meyers to be done with the cutter ::
(11:40:24 PM) AdmRamirez: might have been able to accomplish our objectives through peaceful negotiation. As we are rightly expected to act in dealings with what used to be our closest and most valued ally. Or were you that sure that a slight delay was guaranteed to have more disastrous repercussions than a full scale war?
(11:40:42 PM) RyanCarter: ::enters into one of the cargo bays and finds the spare capacitor units, starts to load them onto a dolly::
(11:41:10 PM) jusstincase: ::huffing and trying to help without collapsing::
(11:41:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I offered a peaceful solution, or some method of compromise, but was only told to leave immediately. They showed no interest in discontinuing the testing, even temporarily.
(11:41:29 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::lets the circle of piping fall to expose the wires and hands T'Kirr the cutter::
(11:41:44 PM) TKirr: I'm considering leaving the relays be until the conference is over. :: takes the instrument and begins on her own tube ::
(11:42:18 PM) jusstincase: Do *gasp* you *wheeze* do this *cough* often?
(11:42:20 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::takes a deep breath, focuses and begins to make the connections on the upper part of the tube::
(11:42:26 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: notes that the ladies have been gone almost to the time limit ::
(11:42:26 PM) AdmSawyer: You OFFERED a change in their research. You did not offer further discourse on the matter, and you of all people should know the difference between the two.
(11:42:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Only that the Klingon Empire would do what the Klingon Empire pleased, the consequences be damned!
(11:43:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Two minute warning!)
(11:43:15 PM) RyanCarter: Ryan> ::tired:: No not really. Well, I jog sometimes...
(11:43:29 PM) jusstincase: ::dizzy::
(11:43:41 PM) RyanCarter: Ryan> get the generator... ::points to the thing in the corner::
(11:43:58 PM) jusstincase: ::sighs and staggers over::
(11:44:01 PM) RyanCarter: ryan> We should play some more tennis, man ::grins::
(11:44:08 PM) CdrHarper: :: ends up going to her quarters instead of the arboretum ::
(11:44:17 PM) AdmSawyer: Kindly do not portray the Klingon Empire as a mustache-twirling villain, Admiral. Keep in mind that, provided a war somehow does NOT occur because of you, it will owe entirely to the restraint you imply the Empire does not possess.
(11:45:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah yes, clearly it's all our fault.
(11:45:05 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Computer, location of Harper and Busard?
(11:45:07 PM) jusstincase: Good plan. ::nodding::
(11:45:16 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> ::working precise and as quickly as she can with her nimble fingers and her deft usage of tools on small wires::
(11:45:30 PM) AdmACZuriyev: Admiral Blackthorne, address this panel with the appropriate respect!
(11:45:39 PM) TKirr: :: working her own wires ::
(11:45:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes. Sir.
(11:46:01 PM) AdmRamirez: Legally, Admiral, yes. The terms of the Khitomer Accord will flat out name us the aggressor.
(11:46:21 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Amazingly enough, does not show the slightest sign of being offended.::
(11:46:23 PM) RyanCarter: ::helping Justin carry the generator::
(11:46:24 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Computer> Busard is in the arboretum and Harper is in private quarters.
(11:46:39 PM) jusstincase: Don't we have antigrav pads for this sort of thing?
(11:46:47 PM) Percy: :: Looks at some pretty flowers::
(11:47:04 PM) RyanCarter: ::puts the thing on the dolly and hits the antigrav:: Yup. :;grins::
(11:47:11 PM) jusstincase: ::glares::
(11:47:24 PM) RyanCarter: ::dolly floats up a couple of centimeters and pushes it out into the hallway::
(11:48:00 PM) AdmRamirez: ::Clears his throat.:: Alright. Alright. Clearly, tempers are running high, and mine is no exception. That's no good for anyone. So, I propose a recess. Let's lie down, get something to eat, whatever you like, and re-convene here in one hour.
(11:48:18 PM) AdmACZuriyev: Good idea.
(11:48:18 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: mutters, motions over two orderly's :: Go to Harpers quarters and bring her back to sickbay.
(11:48:21 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Nods:: Agreed.
(11:48:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: stands silently, fuming ::
(11:48:32 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> All wired up. How are you doing?
(11:48:53 PM) AdmBennet: :: nods ::
(11:48:58 PM) TKirr: :: stops what she's doing :: Oh no.
(11:49:03 PM) TKirr: ACTION> True to warning, power across a quarter of the ship fails. Backup systems restore essential functions, and the holoconference experiences a momentary *blip*.
(11:49:04 PM) CdrHarper: :: shows back up in sickbay with chocolate ::
(11:49:15 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> ::checks the connector at the end of the wire::
(11:49:24 PM) TKirr: :: looks at Meyers, horrifed :: This is why I'm not an engineer.
(11:49:29 PM) jusstincase: (I didn't do it!)
(11:49:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks around :: One hour then. Blackthorne out. Computer end program!
(11:49:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:49:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:49:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:49:42 PM) jusstincase: :: pauses ::
(11:49:44 PM) TKirr: :: pauses ::
(11:49:49 PM) RyanCarter: :: paused ::
(11:49:51 PM) LtThors: :: pauses::
(11:49:56 PM) RyanCarter: OoooOoooo T'Kirr did it!
(11:50:04 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Pauses, turns off the Scolding-Mother-O-Meter::
(11:50:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well then!
(11:50:15 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pauses sending off the orderly's ::
(11:50:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Good job giving me hell. :)
(11:50:25 PM) Percy: :: Pauses, doesn't lose half of her organs::
(11:50:35 PM) jusstincase: We were born into the role, boss.
(11:50:41 PM) TKirr: >_>
(11:50:53 PM) AdmRamirez: Oh, it's not over yet. But stick it out a little longer, and you SHOULD come out of it with all body parts intact.
(11:51:09 PM) AdmSawyer: But not your sense of shame.
(11:51:10 PM) AdmSawyer: :-D
(11:51:18 PM) VAdmCarre: Not if hes gottem my wife hurt! :glares:
(11:51:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes, this will continue next week, so remember your Admirals.
(11:51:26 PM) VAdmCarre: *gotten
(11:51:42 PM) RyanCarter: maybe we'll have the power on by then
(11:51:43 PM) RyanCarter: :)
(11:51:56 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: *waves* Hi honey, I'm fine!
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(11:52:29 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Just then, a Klingon jumps out of the closet with a bat'leth!::
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(11:52:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: That's a lot of brass.
(11:52:52 PM) jusstincase: Is it an admiral klingon?
(11:53:01 PM) Percy: PERHAPS
(11:53:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: hypos Klingon with meds she was prepping for Harper ::
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(11:53:09 PM) CdrHarper left the room.
(11:53:33 PM) jusstincase: Hehe. Well, I'd love to stay and chat, but I actually have to go post something for work, now.
(11:53:40 PM) Percy: AdmKlingenzeeon> :: Wonders why she was preparing cocaine, but hey, no judgements here.::
(11:53:52 PM) RyanCarter: fun sim tonight.
(11:53:58 PM) TKirr: Yeah, good work.
(11:54:00 PM) jusstincase: Indeed 'twas!
(11:54:05 PM) RyanCarter: It was worth it just to rope the commander into helping us fix the ship :)
(11:54:06 PM) Percy: Verily!
(11:54:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You messed up my conference call!
(11:54:15 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Nice job T'Kirr!
(11:54:22 PM) Percy: Puddington> I'M SO SORRY PLEASE DON'T KILL ME.
(11:54:33 PM) TKirr: I wasn't expecting Percy to tie the power relays to the conference haha
(11:54:46 PM) RyanCarter: hope puddington returns with that relay we need :)
(11:54:55 PM) jusstincase: Hehe.
(11:55:00 PM) jusstincase: Take it easy, you crazy kids.
(11:55:07 PM) RyanCarter: cya later Justin
(11:55:07 PM) TKirr: See you.
(11:55:07 PM) Percy: G'night!
(11:55:13 PM) jusstincase: Ta!
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(11:55:19 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Laters!
(11:55:39 PM) TKirr: He sounded like my dad.
(11:56:08 PM) RyanCarter: haha
(11:56:11 PM) Percy: Really? 'Cuz I think he sounded an awful lot like YOUR MOM!
(11:56:15 PM) Percy: Oh zing!
(11:56:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: oh snap son
(11:56:22 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: O.O
(11:56:25 PM) TKirr: !
(11:56:27 PM) Percy: *dodges the incoming phaser fire* I kid I kid!
(11:56:41 PM) RyanCarter: oh no you didn't
(11:57:24 PM) Percy: Sorry, but after playing an old and somewhat cranky admiral, I had to regress to 13 to get to normal again.
(11:57:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: YAY KIDS
(11:57:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: WE'RE ALL 13 AGAIN!
(11:57:58 PM) Percy: OH GOD ACNE AGAIN! NOOOO!
(11:58:11 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: flicks a booger ::
(11:58:18 PM) Percy: :: Is suddenly in all black fishnet and spiky bracelets and heavy-ass makeup.::
(11:58:24 PM) RyanCarter: so emo
(11:58:31 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Well, The Secret Garden just came out, like...this year then, I think. I remember liking that movie.
(11:58:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I mean...I like that movie. In the present time which is now. Since I'm 13.
(11:58:50 PM) Percy: So GOTH, thank you very much. God, where have YOU been.
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(11:58:57 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: OH NO! Not disco AGAIN!
(11:58:57 PM) Percy: :: Grumbles angrily::
(11:59:41 PM) Percy: I am so totally gonna go listen to Seether now and pretend that the violent lyrics are about you.
(11:59:43 PM) RyanCarter: I was 13 in 1993... that would have been... the heyday of Super Nintendo.
(11:59:45 PM) Percy: Grr grr grr.
(11:59:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: oh hell yes
(12:00:01 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I saved up and bought a SNES
(12:00:13 AM) RyanCarter: and Genesis... because Sega got what Nintendon't
(12:00:22 AM) Percy: My parents didn't let me play video games until I was sixteen and bought my own gamecube.
(12:00:27 AM) Percy: They were THAT kind of parents.
(12:00:29 AM) TKirr: SNES FTW
(12:00:34 AM) Percy: :-( I missed out on so much.
(12:00:44 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: 1972...the war was still on.
(12:00:49 AM) RyanCarter: but I always preferred the SNES, better colors and that 3.52 Mhz processor. Oh yeah.
(12:01:21 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: And the A-team was arrested and charged by a military court for a crime they didn't commit.
(12:01:28 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Yes...I'm old...:(
(12:02:03 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: David Cassidy *squeals*
(12:02:07 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: LOL
(12:02:16 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: lol Partridge Family
(12:02:18 AM) Percy: It's cool. I'm a youngin'.
(12:02:23 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Oh and Bobby Sherman.
(12:02:25 AM) Percy: Um...Lol Murder She Wrote?
(12:02:28 AM) Percy: I miss that show.
(12:02:38 AM) TKirr: Okay I'm lost now.
(12:02:41 AM) RyanCarter: I remember watching... Murphy Brown
(12:02:43 AM) Percy: And Magnum P.I.
(12:02:52 AM) RyanCarter: Night Court
(12:02:54 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Murphy Brown was funny.
(12:02:58 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night Court too
(12:02:58 AM) TKirr: You're talking about my grandma's favorite shows. =/
(12:03:00 AM) RyanCarter: that show was the best.
(12:03:01 AM) TKirr: Stoppit
(12:03:06 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cheers
(12:03:06 AM) Percy: NEVER.
(12:03:09 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cosby Show
(12:03:10 AM) RyanCarter: yes, Cheers.
(12:03:13 AM) RyanCarter: and Cosby
(12:03:14 AM) Percy: Yay Cheers!
(12:03:16 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Here Comes the Brides
(12:03:20 AM) RyanCarter: Hey Morn!!
(12:03:23 AM) RyanCarter: I mean, Hey Norm!
(12:03:24 AM) Percy: Three's Company.
(12:03:28 AM) TKirr: Okay I'm leaving now. Enjoy!
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(12:03:32 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: It's spelled Naahm
(12:03:58 AM) RyanCarter: haha
(12:04:11 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: And M*A*S*H* was only on once a week....
(12:04:24 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: My favorite show of all time.
(12:04:28 AM) Percy: But it is okay, because it's awesome.
(12:04:30 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: I wanna be Hawkeye someday. :(
(12:04:39 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Drink more!
(12:04:43 AM) RyanCarter: I remember the best thing I could play was 7th Guest, Myst and I bought the shareware 1.44 mb floppy for Wolfenstein at the local mall
(12:04:44 AM) Percy: Also, my kitty Einstein says hi.
(12:04:55 AM) Percy: OH MY GOD. I remember 7th Guest.
(12:05:00 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Mew.
(12:05:02 AM) Percy: And Myst, but who doesn't know that one.
(12:05:09 AM) RyanCarter: I still have the 7th Guest.
(12:05:13 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Daggerfall bitches
(12:05:15 AM) RyanCarter: I wish I had my Myst disc still
(12:05:17 AM) Percy: 7th Guest scared the CRAP out of me when I was little.
(12:05:29 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: I had (have?) Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy on 8" floppy. >.>
(12:05:46 AM) Percy: What about Nethack? Anyone else play that?
(12:05:52 AM) RyanCarter: I had Star Trek: 25th Anniversary on 8 1.44 mb floppy disks
(12:06:07 AM) RyanCarter: I played Nettrek... but in college.
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(12:06:17 AM) RyanCarter: took an hour to install Star Trek.
(12:06:20 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Preppie 2 for my Atari 800XL
(12:06:35 AM) Percy: Argh I am being distracted by a Mike!
(12:06:44 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer for my Tandy 1000EX!
(12:06:54 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Anyway...I ahve to go and let my hubby have the computer. See y'all next week.
(12:06:59 AM) RyanCarter: I may have gotten my first taste of BASIC programming around then...
(12:07:14 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Nighters
(12:07:14 AM) RyanCarter: I need to eat dinner.
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(12:07:29 AM) RyanCarter: Night guys.
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(12:07:42 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: night!