Conversation with #ussatlantis at 9/15/2009 9:55:11 PM on (irc)

(9:55:11 PM) ChanServ [] entered the room.
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(9:55:11 PM) ChanServ has changed the topic to: WE'RE ALL 13 AGAIN!
(9:55:12 PM) mode (+ntro VAdmBlackthorne) by ChanServ
(9:55:24 PM) JusstinCase [Mibbit@] entered the room.
(9:55:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya rob
(9:55:45 PM) JusstinCase: A fate worse than death, truly.
(9:56:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: what
(9:57:55 PM) JusstinCase: Being 13 again.
(9:59:03 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [] entered the room.
(9:59:17 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hellos
(10:00:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(10:01:27 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hey. Jason just wanted me to let everyone know he may be a bit late. Some tech support related call.
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(10:02:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(10:02:27 PM) JusstinCase: ... But ... he's ... right there.
(10:03:04 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Well, yes. But he's apparently not HERE here.
(10:05:50 PM) CharitySuite [Mibbit@] entered the room.
(10:05:58 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening!
(10:06:09 PM) CharitySuite: Allo
(10:06:22 PM) CharitySuite: How is your finger, Rachel?
(10:06:51 PM) gsong [] entered the room.
(10:07:10 PM) gsong is now known as RyanCarter
(10:07:18 PM) CharitySuite: Hey Glenn
(10:07:22 PM) JusstinCase: Charity!
(10:07:23 PM) RyanCarter: Hey B
(10:07:26 PM) RyanCarter: How are you?
(10:07:58 PM) CharitySuite: I can see out of the bottom of my left eye. Whish is better than it was.
(10:08:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hey everyone, sorry for the delay, an engineer that I promised to help out tonight called at 9:45 instead of 9.
(10:08:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We're not technically done yet.
(10:08:16 PM) Percy [] entered the room.
(10:08:49 PM) Percy: Oh god not 13!
(10:08:56 PM) Percy: Also hi.
(10:09:09 PM) CharitySuite: I wouldn't be 13 again for all the tea in China
(10:09:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: The Holy Roman Empire was neither Holy nor Roman. Discuss.
(10:09:26 PM) RyanCarter: that's not cool...
(10:09:29 PM) LtThors [] entered the room.
(10:09:53 PM) RyanCarter: we're having fun at work
(10:10:36 PM) Percy: popes are funny. One of them tried to excommunicate the previous pope's corpse!
(10:10:41 PM) CharitySuite: Dodging the Pink Slip guy?
(10:11:05 PM) CharitySuite: How is your finger, Rachel?
(10:12:11 PM) RyanCarter: well dodged it last week
(10:12:13 PM) RyanCarter: bam
(10:13:01 PM) CharitySuite: Did I switch from purple ink to invisible?
(10:13:50 PM) JusstinCase: Where did Charity go?
(10:14:03 PM) JusstinCase: ::looking around::
(10:15:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You switched to light urple
(10:15:15 PM) RyanCarter: you're still purple
(10:15:36 PM) JusstinCase: Chaaarity?
(10:15:43 PM) JusstinCase: ::looking under the sofa::
(10:16:27 PM) CharitySuite: OooooOOOoooooOOOooo
(10:16:56 PM) JusstinCase: ::gasp::
(10:16:57 PM) JusstinCase: What was that?1
(10:17:25 PM) Percy: Wait, sorry, I was distracted.
(10:17:28 PM) Percy: Also, finger?
(10:17:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: OK said engineer hasn't called back so let's get this show on the road.
(10:17:47 PM) AdmACZuriyev [Mibbit@] entered the room.
(10:18:35 PM) JusstinCase: ::scared::
(10:18:46 PM) CharitySuite: Wasn't your finger numb from a spider bite?
(10:19:52 PM) Percy: Oh, yeah, I was losing feeling in it. It's completely better now, thanks.
(10:20:30 PM) Percy: Turns out I just had a non-venomous spider bite that was reacting badly and a head cold :-P
(10:20:51 PM) CharitySuite: The spider had a head cold?
(10:20:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I've just been reminded that with T'Kirr out, it falls to me to wear the jackboots. So...
(10:21:10 PM) Percy: Nope, just me. But that would also be funny.
(10:21:21 PM) Percy: ::AA::
(10:22:06 PM) CharitySuite: ::AA::
(10:22:08 PM) JusstinCase: ::AA::
(10:22:10 PM) LtThors: :: AA ::
(10:22:19 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(10:22:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Tonight the holoconference of Admirals continues, with Blackthorne in the hotseat, as Atlantis makes her way back to Starbase Vinland. Everyone's welcome to play an Admiral in the conference!
(10:22:47 PM) AdmSawyer [] entered the room.
(10:22:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:23:05 PM) AdmSawyer: Mwahaha- Er no.
(10:24:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh my.
(10:24:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: In that case...
(10:24:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:24:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:24:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:24:37 PM) VAdmCarre [] entered the room.
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(10:24:52 PM) AdmiralNateHacker [] entered the room.
(10:24:57 PM) AdmRamirez [] entered the room.
(10:25:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: having regained his composure from wanting to stab people earlier, he re-enters the holodeck :: Computer, resume program.
(10:25:20 PM) VAdmCarre [] entered the room.
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(10:25:44 PM) RyanCarter: (( I guess we've fixed the power thing? since it's after the recess ))
(10:25:46 PM) VAdmCarre [] entered the room.
(10:25:51 PM) RyanCarter: ((and the holodeck still works...))
(10:25:56 PM) CdrHarper [CdrHarper@] entered the room.
(10:26:04 PM) AdmiralGem [Mibbit@] entered the room.
(10:26:11 PM) VAdmCarre: (In out, in out)
(10:26:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ( Yaaaaaaaay it's Gem! )
(10:26:23 PM) RyanCarter: ((oh ho... Admiral Gem Rhee! ))
(10:26:25 PM) AdmiralGem: {S Poetry
(10:26:43 PM) JusstinCase: [We're so boned.]
(10:26:46 PM) Percy: (Oh mah)
(10:26:49 PM) RyanCarter: (( Blackthorne's in for it now ))
(10:27:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (( Grey would have to show up for me to truly get it. ))
(10:27:42 PM) AdmSawyer: :: When Sawyer's image returns to the holodeck, she has a cup of coffee and a blueberry muffin. Yay!::
(10:27:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes his seat waiting for the other Admirals to return ::
(10:28:04 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: poofs back into the session ::
(10:28:32 PM) CdrHarper: :: in sickbay, having recently given Carre chocolate, hoping to bribe her way out ::
(10:29:31 PM) AdmiralGem: (Really? Not afraid until Grey shows up?)
(10:29:32 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey [Mibbit@] entered the room.
(10:29:47 PM) AdmiralGem: :: serene smile::
(10:29:48 PM) RyanCarter: ::got the backup battery/capacitor running on the holodeck, and Meyers has the power junction working again::
(10:29:50 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sips something icy with a frilly umbrella, quickly moves it out of camera range when he notices the camera on ::
(10:30:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (( :: just kills himself now to get it over with :: ))
(10:30:12 PM) AdmRamirez: ::Ramirez returns presently as well, extinguishing his pipe even as puffs of holographic smoke float away into nothingness.:: Alright. I needed that. Thank you for allowing me the indulgence.
(10:30:25 PM) RyanCarter: Well, the holo-conference definitely won't loose power now.
(10:30:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: My apologies for my lack of decorum earlier, Admirals.
(10:30:47 PM) VAdmCarre: (yeah that was me with the frilly drink)
(10:30:51 PM) RyanCarter: even if the rest of the ship loses power, the capacitor will keep it running for a good while.
(10:31:39 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: noms on chocolate, debates on keeping Harper for more chocolate goodies ::
(10:31:51 PM) AdmRamirez: Yes, well, under the circumstances, I can pardon the stress building up. And for what it's worth, I shall do my best to be fair about the rest of it.
(10:31:51 PM) CdrHarper: :: has run out! ::
(10:32:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (brb door)
(10:32:14 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: I cannot assure I shall be as understanding.
(10:32:25 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Sawyer regards Blackthorne with a stern gaze...then sternly takes a sip of her stern coffee....sternly::
(10:32:47 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: The law is the law.
(10:33:00 PM) AdmiralGem: ::tugs her miniskirt into place and takes a seat, accepting the iced water with lime from her aide::
(10:33:18 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Regardless of personal decorum.
(10:33:19 PM) AdmiralGem: :: smiles: Earl, how nice of you to join us.
(10:33:50 PM) AdmiralNateHacker: ::notices that now Admiral Gem and Vice-Admiral Grey are involved. Thinks: this just got interesting::
(10:34:28 PM) RyanCarter: ::dismisses CMeyers and Puddington to go work on something else::
(10:34:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: notes the presence of the JAG with some worry ::
(10:34:40 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sends orderly's after Harper :: Bring her back, cant have her frightening the crew in the halls, dressed like that.
(10:35:06 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: ::steeples his fingers and nods at Gem::
(10:35:14 PM) RyanCarter: ::looking for Justin:: About that science equipment...
(10:35:41 PM) JusstinCase: What about it?
(10:35:46 PM) AdmRamirez: ::Notes Blackthorne's trepidation, and restrains a slight smile. Given how many Starfleet officers have died on Atlantis of late, it's past time for some ACTUAL consideration. But he restrains it.::
(10:36:44 PM) CharitySuite: (I won't be looking at Charity's window, please send IMS to Gem :-) )
(10:36:50 PM) RyanCarter: Are you going to replace it?
(10:36:57 PM) RyanCarter: should we scrap it?
(10:37:03 PM) AdmRamirez: Alright then. I have further questions, but given that you have just joined us, perhaps you'd care to take the floor, Admiral Rhee?
(10:37:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: isn't surprise to see the CSF here ::
(10:37:13 PM) RyanCarter: the XU-2...whatzit's half fused into the rack space.
(10:37:30 PM) JusstinCase: I don't even know what it does. I say dump it and put in a new stereo.
(10:37:31 PM) CdrHarper: :: is sitting right there, wonders if Carre's been hitting the juice ::
(10:37:34 PM) RyanCarter: I'm going to need a couple of guys with sledge hammers to smash that out of there.
(10:37:58 PM) AdmiralGem: ::leans forward in her chair::
(10:38:06 PM) RyanCarter: Meyers, Puddington get some sledge hammers, we're going to take out some science equipment.
(10:38:11 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: ::waits::
(10:38:38 PM) Percy: Puddington> Oh goodie!
(10:38:51 PM) Percy: P> ::Runs off to get sledge hammers::
(10:39:13 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> ::gives ryan a look, and rushes off after puddington::
(10:39:14 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: looks at Harper :: So Kate, I've decided to let you out. You are not allowed back on duty just yet...and I better not find you doing anything to jeopardize my repairs. :: looks mean :: Go on...get outta here.
(10:39:24 PM) JusstinCase: ... This should be fun. ::grins::
(10:39:28 PM) CdrHarper: :: perks :: Really? I'm... free?
(10:39:32 PM) RyanCarter: ::heads off towards the main defector equipment room::
(10:39:49 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Free as a bird, until you do something silly.
(10:39:59 PM) RyanCarter: I don't really think we're going to put in a stereo though.
(10:40:07 PM) RyanCarter: Unless you have a spare.
(10:40:14 PM) AdmiralGem: Shall we begin?
(10:40:14 PM) JusstinCase: ... No, actually.
(10:40:18 PM) JusstinCase: What would you suggest?
(10:40:25 PM) CdrHarper: :: grins :: Thanks, Rox.
(10:40:28 PM) VAdmCarre: :: nods ::
(10:40:38 PM) RyanCarter: Although there was that subspace radio transmitter... nah, it's half broken.
(10:40:42 PM) Percy: :: Percy, meanwhile, was working on one of her pets in bed, it being one of the few things she can do without getting up for long periods of time.::
(10:40:47 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: nods :: Yes.
(10:41:11 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Nods in agreement::
(10:41:19 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::gets one or two sledge hammers along with Puddington::
(10:41:50 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Agreed.
(10:41:56 PM) CdrHarper: :: flees sickbay before the Doc changes her mind ::
(10:41:58 PM) RyanCarter: ::enters the main deflector dish equipment room, it's still a mess::
(10:42:30 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: watchs Percy :: How about you Percy? Wanna go lay on your own bed for a few days?
(10:42:30 PM) AdmiralGem: Blackthorne, I spent the greater part of four days reading the incident report regarding this.
(10:42:54 PM) RyanCarter: ::points at a new thing with a bunch of wires sticking out:: what the hell is that? ::reads the description:: Monopole detector.
(10:43:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods ::
(10:43:13 PM) JusstinCase: I love Monopoly.
(10:43:22 PM) RyanCarter: Monopole.
(10:43:32 PM) JusstinCase: That's what I said.
(10:43:57 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyers> ::enters into the equipment room with Puddington:: we have sledge hammers.
(10:44:02 PM) Percy left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(10:44:02 PM) AdmSawyer left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(10:44:27 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: ::waiting patiently for his turn::
(10:44:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: regardless of how this ends up, the thought enters his mind that it's impressive to be grilled by the Commander, Starfleet, the JAG, the Director of Alpha Quadrant Operations, and a Special Committee Chairman all at once ::
(10:45:04 PM) AdmiralGem: I must admit, I wasn't pleased to see your name on yet another mess that Starfleet needs to clean up.
(10:45:45 PM) RyanCarter: :;takes a sledge hammer and hands it to Case:: Well it's your crap.
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(10:46:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I can't claim pleasure to have created said mess, ma'am.
(10:46:30 PM) Percy [] entered the room.
(10:46:44 PM) JusstinCase: First swing, huh?
(10:46:45 PM) AdmiralGem: ::narrows her eyes:: Don't be impertinent.
(10:46:46 PM) Percy: (Sorry, computer froze)
(10:46:53 PM) RyanCarter: Just don't hit anything important.
(10:46:58 PM) AdmRamirez: (WB)
(10:47:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: That was not my intent, Admiral.
(10:47:09 PM) JusstinCase: Hehe, I've wanted to do this for a long time.
(10:47:22 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> Should we really just swing sledge hammers around this room?
(10:47:23 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: ::taking notes in red pen::
(10:47:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ( not the red pen! )
(10:47:44 PM) JusstinCase: ::swings!::
(10:47:57 PM) JusstinCase: >SMASH<
(10:48:37 PM) RyanCarter: ::watches the XU-238 rack equipment fly out in bits all over the floor:: Don't worry, we disconnected the power.
(10:48:39 PM) JusstinCase: ...
(10:48:44 PM) JusstinCase: Whoa.
(10:48:57 PM) RyanCarter: that's a helluva swing, and you need tennis practice?
(10:48:58 PM) JusstinCase: Do you solve all your problems this way?
(10:49:00 PM) AdmiralGem: The loss of life here has already exceeded any form of sensibility.
(10:49:19 PM) CdrHarper: :: arrives in the safety of her quarters and takes a much-needed shower ::
(10:49:24 PM) AdmiralGem: And here we are, poised to add to that number a hundredfold.
(10:49:32 PM) RyanCarter: We solve most of our problems this way.
(10:49:37 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> I don't.
(10:49:45 PM) JusstinCase: I think I need to put in a departmental transfer.
(10:50:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::And while Blackthorne's facing the metaphorical firing squad, Percy shall have to confront...her door chime! Dun dun dun!::
(10:50:42 PM) RyanCarter: Alright, let's just get the rest of this science crap outta here.
(10:51:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: waits for her to continue, having nothing to add to that weighty statement ::
(10:51:06 PM) RyanCarter: ::takes a sledge hammer from Meyers and goes to smash another burnt out husk of a server rack::
(10:51:26 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: looks outside the field of the holocam to an aide, who hands him a glass of vodka :
(10:51:54 PM) Percy: :: Oh no! She looked up and, after a few seconds, hobbled over to the door.:: Come in!
(10:51:56 PM) AdmiralGem: If the Klingon Empire asks for your hide in return for no confrontation, do you have any reason why we should tell them 'No'?
(10:52:09 PM) AdmSawyer [] entered the room.
(10:53:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The Klingon commander at the scene had the opportunity to solve the confrontation peacefully and chose not to. I will not be matyred for following orders.
(10:53:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (martyred even)
(10:53:42 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> ::not really the smashing type, goes over to one of the burnt out server pieces and uses a laser cutter to remove the bolts and free up other various tangled pieces of metal:, thinks that this is much cleaner than destroying everything in sight and probably more effective::
(10:53:46 PM) AdmiralGem: ::arches a delicate eyebrow::
(10:54:18 PM) AdmiralGem: Orders? What orders?
(10:54:36 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::McKnight does so, armsseemingly clasped behind his back, and once he's over the threshold, he most uncharacteristically takes his hands from behind him to reveal a bouquet of various colors. You've got your blue roses, your red crysanthemums, and even...:: I'm told white heather means protection from danger. I figured it couldn't hurt.
(10:54:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: General Order Zero. The Omega Directive. An order so important that it even supercedes the Prime Directive.
(10:54:46 PM) Percy: :: Takes another stern sip of her stern stern coffee::
(10:54:58 PM) Percy: (Goshdarnit, that was Sawyer)
(10:55:28 PM) AdmACZuriyev: An order with no provisos to exempt the Klingons from its scope.
(10:55:33 PM) RyanCarter: ::notices that Puddington seems a little shy about smashing things in the equipment room, things that ought to be smashed::
(10:55:54 PM) AdmiralGem: Could you please explain, for those of us here who would like to call bullsh- ... for those here unfamiliar with the "Omega Directive"?
(10:56:37 PM) AdmRamirez: The fact that it was our closest ally, with the capacity to simply weaponize Omega in retaliation for our brinksmanship, is not a development to be simply ignored, Admiral Zuriyev.
(10:56:51 PM) Percy: :: Turns an unlikely shade of red as she looks at the bouqet:: Oh, I...oh my. Um...hmm...thank you. :: She manages to finally stammer out, before taking the bouqet:: Would you like to come in?
(10:57:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I believe all here have the clearance to familiarize themselves with the Directive, ma'am.
(10:57:40 PM) RyanCarter: CMeyer> Do we intend to replace any of this equipment?
(10:57:42 PM) AdmiralGem: I would like to hear your interpretation.
(10:57:55 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::McKnight grins. He'd totally be having some fun with her discomfort right now...but for the whole "just got shot" thing.:: I AM in, Percy.
(10:58:48 PM) Percy: :: If she was red before, she was burgundy now.::, right. Um...hi.
(10:59:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Starfleet is to take any and all measures necessary following the detection of an Omega particle to eliminate said particle. Usually a science team would be called in, but given the lack of subspace communication and the potential for galaxy-wide loss of FTL travel should a chain reaction happen, I decided to proceed.
(10:59:57 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Vice Admiral Blackthorne ...
(11:00:28 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Would you state for the record, the Omega Directive?
(11:01:22 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: ...
(11:01:41 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: You seemed so eager to tout it as motive before. Do I now detect a degree of hesitation?
(11:01:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (No I had to look it up on memory-alpha you cheater!)
(11:02:02 PM) AdmiralGem: Your interpretation was to go forward without notifying anyone. ::makes a note on the file::
(11:02:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Another grin:: Hi. Believe me, I could stay like this for awhile and be perfectly entertained. But while I'm a soldier and not a botanist by trade, I've heard tell these things need water.
(11:02:25 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Well, allow me -- someone with a measure of legal expertise -- to do so for you.
(11:02:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Upon notification of detection of Omega by the ship's computer, the CO will immediately seal the ready-room, determine the nature of the detection, and contact Starfleet on a highly encrypted channel to await further instruction pending the deployment of a specialized team.
(11:03:00 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Hm.
(11:03:04 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Very good.
(11:03:15 PM) AdmiralGem: The last part of that sentence, if you please?
(11:03:43 PM) Percy: :: Now looks amused::
(11:03:56 PM) Percy: (CRAP That was Sawyer)
(11:04:07 PM) AdmSawyer: :: THIS person looks amused.::
(11:04:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: As you well know, subspace was destroyed and to get out of the localized area of destruction to send such a communication would have taken a day's travel at impulse.
(11:04:08 PM) AdmRamirez: Ahem. To be fair, Admirals, there WERE extenuating circumstances regarding the lack of contact.
(11:04:33 PM) AdmACZuriyev: And a day's travel back in afterwards.
(11:04:40 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: The law does not allow exceptions for "extenuating circumstances."
(11:05:11 PM) VAdmCarre: :: shakes his head at the apparent hole being dug ::
(11:05:12 PM) AdmiralGem: There should have been an attempt of *some* kind to notify Starfleet.
(11:05:15 PM) AdmACZuriyev: The intent of our authoring of the Directive was to stop experimentation of Omega as soon as possible.
(11:05:25 PM) AdmACZuriyev: Two days' delay could have been catastrophic.
(11:05:49 PM) Percy: :: Looks down at the flowers:: Oh right. Um...:: She looks around her quarters and finds a vase that her mother sent her recently, which she then fills with water and places the flowers in:: There! Crisis averted.
(11:05:53 PM) AdmiralGem: You couldn't have sent a shuttle, a probe, a carrier pigeon? Something?
(11:06:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Mister Judge Advocate General - if the law does not allow for extenuating circumstances, then why are we here?
(11:06:43 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: I find myself asking the same question.
(11:06:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I am basically being told that the fact that we found that the Klingons were behind the Omega blast, is in fact, an extenuating circumstance.
(11:07:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yet you say there is no room for them. With all due respect, which is it?
(11:07:20 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Foreign affairs are best left to diplomats, vice admiral.
(11:07:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah, so there is room for extenuating circumstances after all.
(11:07:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And I am a trained diplomat.
(11:08:02 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Given what I've seen here, you may wish to enroll in a refresher course.
(11:08:21 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: It is the position of the Judge Advocate General's office that we should proceed immediately to court martial.
(11:08:32 PM) AdmiralGem: ::looks at Grey::
(11:08:42 PM) AdmRamirez: ::Frowns:: I would respectfully disagree.
(11:09:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: eyes the JAG ::
(11:09:41 PM) AdmACZuriyev: As would I, Admiral Grey.
(11:10:00 PM) AdmRamirez: If I might have the floor a moment, ma'am?
(11:10:25 PM) AdmiralGem: That is one road to take, Admiral Grey. I would- Please, go ahead Admiral Ramirez.
(11:10:32 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Frowns as well, and seems very undecided on the matter now.::
(11:11:21 PM) Percy: :: Looks now to McKnight, now somewhat less red.:: Can I get you something to drink, maybe? Or to eat? Or something?
(11:11:40 PM) CdrHarper: :: finishes her shower and curls up in her own bed for the first time in what seems like forever ::
(11:13:12 PM) AdmRamirez: It seems to me that as far as disciplinary action goes, we have a very profound problem on our hands. Namely, Admiral Blackthorne has committed no offenses on record to justify such a harsh sanctioning. And the classified nature of Omega ensures that. And frankly, the only other option that I immediately see to take us to court martial would be...
(11:13:24 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: checks the computer for Harpers location, smiles, goes back to the thousands of forms she has to fill out ::
(11:14:19 PM) AdmRamirez: Well, to fabricate something. And that, I doubt any of us would condone. My position is that Blackthorne's pursuit of the Omega Directive was badly mishandled, a result of overly rigid thinking. And yet...I would submit he did his job, as he sees it. That, to me, merits some consideration.
(11:14:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: surprised to hear that from Ramirez ::
(11:14:54 PM) AdmiralGem: ::frowns::
(11:15:09 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: grins in agreement ::
(11:15:28 PM) AdmRamirez: Mind you, given the juncture to which that thinking has led us, the precise meaning of the word "some" seems in question.
(11:15:36 PM) VAdmCarre: (actually this is the grinner)
(11:15:48 PM) AdmiralGem: I see your point, Admiral. But what I see here is a continuation of a behavior that shows little regard for rules and regulations.
(11:15:57 PM) AdmSawyer: (I see that your computer has been overtaken by gremlins as well)
(11:16:11 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: And your suggestion offers little to the calls for justice from the Klingons.
(11:16:12 PM) VAdmCarre: (Its catching!)
(11:16:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Well, that depends. I don't suppose that new stomach of yours has been rated for a beer yet?
(11:16:47 PM) AdmACZuriyev: Klingon justice is a unique point of view, Admiral Grey.
(11:17:00 PM) Percy: Er...I can check! +Carre+ Busard to Carre. I've been presented with a very important question.
(11:17:15 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Well, there IS a further form of disciplinary action that has yet to be considered.
(11:17:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Sorry, that was Ramirez.)
(11:17:26 PM) AdmSawyer: Yes, and as I have observed, normally involves sticking knives in people. Sometimes superheated.
(11:17:27 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +Busard+ Carre here
(11:17:31 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: [Liking the Star Trek IV reference.]
(11:17:42 PM) AdmACZuriyev: (Thank you, thank you.)
(11:17:48 PM) AdmiralGem: There are, literally, pages and pages of incidents where Blackthorne's disregard for regulations and personal responsibility have had run the entire gamut from superficial to the extreme.
(11:18:22 PM) Percy: +Carre+ What would consuming something like, say, a beer do on these shiney new innards you gave me?
(11:18:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: knew he should have paid that speeding ticket ::
(11:18:34 PM) AdmiralGem: This is, so to speak, merely icing on a rather unpalatable cake.
(11:18:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (The planet with no atmosphere probably doesn't help his case either.)
(11:18:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (That was Shelev's fault)
(11:18:59 PM) AdmSawyer: (With an equally unpalatable 80-year old stripper inside)
(11:19:12 PM) AdmACZuriyev: This is also the same man that stopped a war with the Machen Bren and exposed corruption in our own Admiralty.
(11:19:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +Busard+ One should be okay, alcohol free would be better. Be sure to drink some water after to rehydrate your system.
(11:19:49 PM) AdmSawyer: Yes, and for that we have already commended him. That does not excuse him from paying for his missteps.
(11:20:00 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Past virtue does not grant a get-out-of-jail card for present misconduct.
(11:20:18 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Nods to Admiral Grey::
(11:20:30 PM) AdmiralGem: Where I might have wanted to show mercy in other circumstances, I am compelled to discover a punishment that will actually make an impression.
(11:20:37 PM) AdmACZuriyev: It establishes character, and respectfully, a distinguished service record has in many cases lessened the impact of misconduct.
(11:20:57 PM) AdmRamirez: Well...again, I would propose a possibility for such a punishment.
(11:21:01 PM) VAdmCarre: If I might interject here...
(11:21:10 PM) Percy: +Carre+ 'Kay.. :: She looks up to McKnight:: Looks like it's O'Douls (or however you spell it) for now.
(11:21:13 PM) AdmiralGem: Yes, Admiral Carre?
(11:22:17 PM) VAdmCarre: Is there anyone here, who given the same circumstances and timing, would have done anything different? I cant see myself doing much, if anything different than Blackthorne did.
(11:22:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: makes a note that he owes Carre a case of scotch ::
(11:23:00 PM) VAdmCarre: Right or wrong, our biggest problem seems to be that the Klingons are pissed off, not chasing down the Omega.
(11:23:06 PM) AdmRamirez: I most certainly would have. Omega experiments are bad. Open war with a threat power that HAS OMega is worse.
(11:23:24 PM) VAdmCarre: I say that is skewed thinking, Omega does prioritize over all.
(11:23:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Losing FTL travel and communication galaxy-wide is even worse than that.
(11:23:54 PM) AdmiralGem: I do not see why there was no attempt to at least notify Starfleet, even if such notification arrived after the event. Some effort at following the very explicit rule should have been made.
(11:24:36 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Snaps his fingers:: Well, nuts. Seeing as how non-alcoholic beer isn't beer at about tea?
(11:24:50 PM) AdmiralGem: And that, in a nutshell, is the issue.
(11:24:54 PM) AdmRamirez: I would like to propose something.
(11:25:03 PM) Percy: I guess tea would be okay.
(11:25:08 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: By all means, please.
(11:25:15 PM) AdmiralNateHacker: I agree. An attempt should have been made to contact Starfleet Command.
(11:25:17 PM) AdmiralGem: Blackthorne believes it is okay to disregard rules when it suits him.
(11:25:22 PM) AdmRamirez: As I have said, we cannot court martial him without some official explanation. And that, we cannot provide.
(11:25:44 PM) AdmRamirez: However, re-assignment is entirely at the discretion of the admiralty.
(11:25:45 PM) AdmiralNateHacker: Even if it takes a day, a shuttle at impulse could be sent to a Federation communications outpost and the message relayed.
(11:25:58 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Mutters:: Unless being a self-righteous ass can be made into a crime.
(11:26:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: raises an eyebrow ::
(11:26:39 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Raises one back...STERNLY::
(11:26:43 PM) AdmiralNateHacker: I don't see why that step wasn't done. Even a drone or probe could have been used.
(11:26:50 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Perhaps a demotion as well.
(11:26:56 PM) AdmiralGem: Agreed, Admiral Hacker.
(11:27:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: thinks Grey would just love to outrank him again ::
(11:27:50 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Turns her attention back to Ramirez.:: Please, Admiral Ramirez. I believe you were attempting to make a point.
(11:29:00 PM) AdmRamirez: Well, my point was simply that if there's a question of Admiral Blackthorne's priorities, his fitness to lead Third Fleet...and I believe there is, particularly given that exiasting mechanisms for oversight have proven woefully inadequate...then it is entirely within our means to take that command away from him.
(11:29:32 PM) AdmRamirez: Simply put, the man declared war on the Klingons. The damn KLINGONS. That has to be punished somehow.
(11:29:38 PM) RyanCarter: :;finishes pulling all of the old equipment out of the deflector room.. has an engineering team come in and do repairs on the burnt up walls::
(11:29:49 PM) AdmACZuriyev: As Director of Alpha Quadrant Operations and his immediate superior, I would oppose such a move.
(11:30:07 PM) AdmACZuriyev: All of the numbered fleets report to me.
(11:30:25 PM) AdmACZuriyev: And I put Blackthorne in charge of Third Fleet because of some of the very qualities that got him here today.
(11:30:30 PM) AdmRamirez: Thus my comment about woefully inadequate oversight. With all due respect, Admiral Zuriyev, all evidence I've seen points to you and Blackthorne running Third Fleet like some...some Old Boys Club.
(11:30:43 PM) AdmiralGem: Reckless abandonment of regulations?
(11:31:11 PM) AdmACZuriyev: I don't believe I'm the one on trial here.
(11:31:20 PM) VAdmCarre: Have any of you considered that a shuttle or a probe would not have survived the blast from the Omega? Removing or reassigning him would be like cutting off our noses to please the Klingons. Effective but not pleasing to anyone, and if war DOES breakout, we've lost one of our strongest battle leaders. I'm quite sure that if it had been say...the Ferengi..
(11:31:24 PM) AdmiralGem: ::turns to look at Ramirez with a smile:: Exactly.
(11:31:29 PM) VAdmCarre: ...none of you would be calling for his blood.
(11:32:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: knew that he liked Carre for some reason ::
(11:32:00 PM) AdmiralGem: But the attempt was not even made, Admiral.
(11:32:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: A probe would not have carried a guarantee of confidentiality.
(11:32:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And would likely have been destroyed in the second blast.
(11:32:47 PM) AdmiralGem: ::whips her head around to look at Blackthorne:: I guess we'll never know, will we?
(11:32:50 PM) AdmiralNateHacker: The question here is, did the Admiral do his due diligence, which he did not, according to the Omega Directive.
(11:33:57 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Allow me to interject.
(11:34:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: bites his tongue ::
(11:34:50 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Holds her forehead in frustration before regaining her composure::
(11:34:51 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: It seems that the admiralty is, at least in part, reluctant to court martial, due to matters of secrecy.
(11:34:53 PM) AdmiralGem: Yes, Grey?
(11:35:17 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: It seems that the admiralty is, at least in part, reluctant to reassign, due to cronyism.
(11:35:24 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: I propose demotion.
(11:35:32 PM) AdmiralGem: ::ladylike snort::
(11:35:56 PM) VAdmCarre: :: rolls eyes ::
(11:35:58 PM) AdmACZuriyev: I'll thank you to keep your accusations to yourself, Vice Admiral Grey.
(11:36:02 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: The rank of captain would allow Blackthorne to continue his mission in his current theater of operation, but would send a clear message that acts of war are not tolerated.
(11:36:39 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: The only reason to oppose this outcome is for matters of personal pride.
(11:36:51 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: And I know the admiralty would not succumb to such petty concerns.
(11:37:41 PM) AdmACZuriyev: Considering that the alleged acts of war are classified, it would send a message to no-one.
(11:38:02 PM) AdmACZuriyev: A decorated hero would mysteriously be reduced in rank with no explanation.
(11:38:16 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Quirks an eyebrow:: I'm afraid I would be inclined to disagree, Zuriyev.
(11:38:51 PM) AdmSawyer: As classified as the situation is to US, it is not to the Klingon Empire. And if we are to avoid war, then we must show SOME sort of message.
(11:39:09 PM) AdmSawyer: Otherwise, it will soon be classified to no one.
(11:39:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Perhaps that message should be that experimentation that could damage the very fabric of space-time throughout the galaxy is not to be tolerated!
(11:39:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We're bending over backwards to appease them and seemingly forgetting that what they did could be the end of this civilizaton as we know it.
(11:39:49 PM) AdmiralGem: That will be enough, Blackthorne.
(11:39:57 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: You keep wanting to change the subject to matters of foreign policy, Blackthorne. Stay focused please.
(11:39:58 PM) AdmSawyer: And perhaps one that YOU should learn is when to remain quiet. Your opinion on the matter has been heard. Any further interjections are unneccessary.
(11:40:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Had a chain reaction occurred, we wouldn't even be having this conversation because we would all never travel at warp speed again.
(11:40:31 PM) AdmSawyer: That's true. But it didn't.
(11:40:33 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Another outburst, and we will find you in contempt.
(11:40:45 PM) AdmiralGem: We have read the report. We know what did happen, and what did not.
(11:41:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And what did not happen was, in all likelihood, prevented by my actions. What did not happen was exactly what the Omega Directive was designed to keep from happening.
(11:41:43 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Blackthorne, you've been warned ...
(11:41:55 PM) AdmRamirez: ACTION> Just then, one of Gem's aides would discreetly inform her of a transmission from the Federation Council, regarding a critical transmission from the Klingon High Council to be piped through...right into the current holo-proceeding.
(11:42:20 PM) AdmiralGem: <So help me, if you God-win this ...>
(11:42:20 PM) Percy: Yes yes, and we should all give you a blasted medal- ::notices the High Council:: Hm.
(11:42:38 PM) AdmiralNateHacker: (( Deus Ex Machina!! ))
(11:42:45 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: And as for you, Admiral Zuriyev, what would you propose?
(11:42:59 PM) Percy: ( It is the very worst plot device known to man.)
(11:43:01 PM) AdmiralGem: ::reads the missive. I call a five minute recess.
(11:43:02 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: That we simply sweep the entire affair under the table?
(11:43:41 PM) AdmiralGem: ACTION> All of the Admirals go into the Little Admiral's Chambers
(11:44:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: leans back in his chair and folds his arms over his chest ::
(11:44:18 PM) AdmSawyer: (Oh whoops. Sorry Gem, read that wrong)
(11:44:59 PM) AdmiralGem: We have an urgent message from the Klingon High Command. ::places the PADD on the table with an annoyed 'click'::
(11:45:07 PM) ChancellorMartok [] entered the room.
(11:45:17 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: ::turns to Gem::
(11:45:20 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: takes a drink with interest ::
(11:45:31 PM) ChancellorMartok: (Wow, the name even worked. Sweet.)
(11:45:46 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Her expression goes from stern to professional and somewhat worried in seconds::
(11:45:48 PM) VAdmCarre: :: looks interested ::
(11:45:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: mutters to himself :: It's the damned Kobayashi Maru all over again.
(11:45:55 PM) AdmiralNateHacker: ((oh snap, DS9 reference ))
(11:47:22 PM) ChancellorMartok: ::In short order, a holographic image of Martok himself materializes in full view of those concerned.:: You all seem terribly busy, so I'll keep this brief. But I felt the majority of the Federation's ranking brass might be interested.
(11:47:38 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: impressed when Martok himself appears ::
(11:47:41 PM) AdmiralGem: Chancellor.
(11:47:56 PM) AdmiralGem: ::rather annoyed that Martok himself appears::
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(11:50:10 PM) ChancellorMartok: Admiral. I promised brevity, so let me lead right in with the most important of it. The High Council knows what happened, and they're annoyed. I know it, and I'm annoyed. But there will be no war today, on the condition that Blackthorne immediately diverts to the coordinates I have had transmitted.
(11:50:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: contemplates just resigning his commission straight up, fed up with these politics ::
(11:50:47 PM) VAdmCarre: :: is suspicious ::
(11:50:49 PM) ChancellorMartok: There, he will rendezvous with the IKS Ja;Trang, and release any prisoners he may have which point I expect to find they have suffered no ill treatment at your hands.
(11:50:50 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: [Ahh, the summary before judgment approach.]
(11:50:53 PM) AdmiralGem: ::blinks and frowns::
(11:51:32 PM) AdmiralGem: ::wonders why this is a command and not a request::
(11:51:44 PM) AdmSawyer: :: Listens intently, her gaze level::
(11:52:20 PM) AdmiralGem: And then, Chancellor?
(11:54:41 PM) ChancellorMartok: And then, you may do as you wish. Though it may also be of interest to know that as our scientists review the test data brought back, I have ordered further Omega testing limited to simulation for the time being. I will, however, be speaking to your politicians about this General Order Zero of yours. And I plan to be quite persuasive.
(11:54:41 PM) VAdmTEarlGrey: ::notes that the UT delay isn't usually this long::
(11:56:07 PM) VAdmCarre: :: finds it odd that Martok knows about General Order Zero ::
(11:56:09 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: nods, pleased that there will be no war ::
(11:56:18 PM) ChancellorMartok: Are we agreed on this much, then?
(11:56:20 PM) AdmiralGem: I believe that each Admiral will have a say in what happens next. Thank you for your time, Chancellor.
(11:56:34 PM) AdmiralNateHacker: ::thinks that CTU, I mean Starfleet, has a mole... ::
(11:57:13 PM) AdmiralGem: However, I beg your indulgence that 'immediately' may take a few moments.
(11:58:33 PM) ChancellorMartok: ::He nods briskly:: Yes, yes. Complete your business here as you must. In parting, I offer my congratulations. This whole incident may be regrettable, but it is pleasing at least to see that our allies still fight well. Q'apla.
(11:58:52 PM) AdmiralGem: ::inclines her head:: And to you.
(11:59:43 PM) ChancellorMartok: ACTION> Klingon goes bye bye.
(11:59:51 PM) AdmACZuriyev: :: looks to Gem ::
(11:59:54 PM) AdmiralNateHacker: ::isn't impress with Martok::
(12:00:07 AM) AdmiralGem: Hmmph.
(12:00:09 AM) VAdmTEarlGrey: ::displeased::
(12:00:24 AM) AdmiralNateHacker: ::wonders why it has to be blackthorne, or why we should return those prisoners, considering there's probably a backlog of federation prisoners they never returned::
(12:00:51 AM) AdmiralGem: ::turns off the PADD and looks up:: Any input on additional punishments or sanctions?
(12:01:00 AM) VAdmCarre: Yes.
(12:01:07 AM) AdmiralGem: Carre?
(12:01:29 AM) AdmiralNateHacker: ::wonders why Martok treats the whole Omega thing so lightly when it has just as grave ill-effects on the empire as it does the Federation::
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(12:02:08 AM) VAdmCarre: Any actions we take against Blackthorne at this time will be seen as weakness on our part by the Klingons. You heard Martok, he likes that Blackthorne stood up to them.
(12:02:20 AM) Percy: That is not what he said.
(12:02:22 AM) AdmiralGem: ::blinks::
(12:02:29 AM) Percy: He said that we "fought well".
(12:03:18 AM) AdmiralGem: I appreciate that viewpoint, but I believe that if we did nothing, the Klingons would take *that* as a sign of weakness, that we are afraid to retain control of our officers.
(12:03:28 AM) AdmiralNateHacker: I don't think this hearing is to impress Chancellor Martok or the Klingon Empire. This is a Starfleet matter.
(12:03:41 AM) VAdmCarre: Klingons respect might, its what they thrive on. I'll go with they wont be demoting THIER officers.
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(12:03:58 AM) VAdmTEarlGrey: They'd kill them, Carre.
(12:04:10 AM) AdmiralNateHacker: We made our laws and if we break our laws, then a price has to be paid in the end, otherwise our own system is weak.
(12:04:41 AM) VAdmCarre: I wouldnt be surprised to see them promoted, not at all.
(12:04:57 AM) AdmiralGem: He's damn well not getting a promotion.
(12:06:28 AM) AdmSawyer: I am inclined to agree with Admiral Hacker. This is now a question of retaining our laws. And while at the moment I realize that a demotion is most likely not going to happen, I propose that Admiral Blackthorne at the very least be put under surveillance for the next length of time, to ensure that such an occurrence does not repeat itself.
(12:06:28 AM) AdmiralNateHacker: I also don't believe we should just hand over the prisoners to Martok.
(12:06:49 AM) AdmRamirez: What Martok does or does not think of Blackthorne is irrelevant. He hasn't made the lack of hostilities contingent on how we treat the man who is, let's not forget, OUR officer, one way or another. I'm as relieved as anyone to see complete disaster averted...but it doesn't mean we can ignore everything we've discussed to this point.
(12:07:38 AM) AdmiralGem: Very well. Let's rejoin the courtroom.
(12:07:56 AM) AdmiralNateHacker: (( did you mean promotion or demotion? ))
(12:08:07 AM) AdmiralNateHacker: (( to Sawyer ))
(12:08:09 AM) AdmACZuriyev: :: sternly holowalks to the courtroom ::
(12:08:12 AM) Percy: (I meant demotion)
(12:08:29 AM) AdmiralNateHacker: ::transfer the channel back to the holo-courtroom::
(12:08:49 AM) AdmiralGem: Admiral Blackthorne, please rise.
(12:08:52 AM) AdmSawyer: :: Transfers::
(12:08:55 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: straightens as the Admirals begin to re-appear ::
(12:09:02 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: stands and comes to attention ::
(12:10:20 AM) AdmiralGem: This hearing has heard compelling testimony on both sides, as well as distinctive arguments for punishments and the asence of it as appropriate to this situation.
(12:10:30 AM) AdmiralGem: *absence
(12:11:03 AM) AdmiralGem: There will be no unanimous ruling on this matter. However ....
(12:11:48 AM) AdmiralGem: In the matter of Vice Admiral Blackthore and the incidents discussed here today, it is the decision of this court that you ...
(12:12:01 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes a deep breath and waits for it ::
(12:13:09 AM) AdmiralGem: Are to return the prisoners to specified coordinates as provided by the Klingon High Council. Also ...
(12:14:02 AM) AdmiralGem: You will perform 2,000 hours of community service, at locations to be provided by this council. Also ...
(12:14:44 AM) AdmiralGem: You are hereby prohibited to pilot *ANY* spacecraft for the period of 6 months.
(12:14:50 AM) AdmiralGem: Get a chauffeur, dmiral.
(12:14:51 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: winces at that one ::
(12:15:48 AM) AdmiralGem: While the temptation to demote you is great, the ramifications of such an action would be worse than imaginable.
(12:15:58 AM) AdmiralNateHacker: ::wonders if that last bit takes place immediately or upon his return from dealing with the High Council::
(12:16:34 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes ma'am.
(12:17:11 AM) VAdmCarre: :: grins ::
(12:17:38 AM) AdmiralGem: Finally ...
(12:18:40 AM) AdmiralGem: You will report any and all decisions to Starfleet Command *before* each and every mission. Violation of this sentence will most definitely result in demotion.
(12:18:46 AM) AdmiralGem: Are we clear, Admiral?
(12:18:51 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes ma'am!
(12:19:13 AM) AdmiralGem: JAG will be posting an officer aboard the Atlantis.
(12:19:23 AM) AdmiralGem: For an undetermined amount of time.
(12:19:33 AM) AdmiralGem: This hearing is adjourned.
(12:19:37 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: steels his gaze ahead ::
(12:19:44 AM) VAdmTEarlGrey: ::smirks::
(12:20:14 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Admirals. Atlantis out.
(12:20:19 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:20:21 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:20:24 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(12:20:25 AM) AdmiralNateHacker: ::disconnects from holo-court::
(12:20:28 AM) VAdmTEarlGrey: ::pauses::
(12:20:29 AM) AdmiralNateHacker: ::paused::
(12:20:43 AM) AdmiralGem: :: paused::
(12:20:44 AM) VAdmCarre: :: pauses ::
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(12:20:58 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Wow everyone, that was an amazing sim.
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(12:21:39 AM) Percy: It was certainly interesting.
(12:21:53 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: And everyone is out of sickbay!
(12:22:02 AM) AdmRamirez: Well, I'm just happy I got through another plot. Time to tag T'Kirr, I believe!
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(12:22:29 AM) RyanCarter: ::out his Admiral shoes::
(12:22:38 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hope y'all enjoyed giving me hell. :)
(12:22:47 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Gotta run...see ya next time. *waves*
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(12:22:53 AM) AdmRamirez: Night!
(12:22:59 AM) AdmiralGem: Good sim, nice participation.
(12:23:01 AM) RyanCarter: I kinda just enjoy dicking around in engineering. :)
(12:23:13 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Plenty of that to be done.
(12:23:21 AM) AdmiralGem: I like when everyone gets to play.
(12:23:27 AM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Ditto. :-)
(12:23:34 AM) Percy: Verily.
(12:23:41 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Me too.
(12:23:42 AM) VAdmTEarlGrey: Anyway, I'm off to bed. See you next week, everyone.
(12:23:58 AM) RyanCarter: It's cool, but I'm not completely into the whole tribunal thing.
(12:24:28 AM) AdmiralGem: Good nithg, all, thanks for playing!
(12:24:35 AM) VAdmTEarlGrey: G'night!
(12:24:35 AM) Percy: I tend to agree. Anyway, time for me to turn into a pumpkin!
(12:24:36 AM) AdmRamirez: Night!
(12:24:38 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night y'all.
(12:24:47 AM) RyanCarter: time to eat food
(12:24:56 AM) RyanCarter: goodnight!
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(12:24:59 AM) AdmRamirez: Well, the tribunal was just an idea we came up with at the last minute. We'll know to try something different next time.
(12:25:02 AM) AdmRamirez: Night!
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