Conversation with #ussatlantis at 8/18/2010 9:58:25 PM on VAdmBlackthorne@opus.il.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
(9:58:25 PM) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: no more meetings omg
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(10:00:20 PM) LtCmdrBusard [Mibbit@dm-27274.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:00:34 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Hellooo!
(10:00:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(10:00:50 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Mike will be on post haste.
(10:01:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cool.
(10:01:48 PM) CdrTKirr [Mibbit@220.127.116.1116] entered the room.
(10:01:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@dm-27274.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:02:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(10:02:06 PM) LtKuari [Mibbit@18.104.22.16816] entered the room.
(10:02:06 PM) Keith_Stone [Mibbit@dm-27274.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:02:15 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(10:02:15 PM) CdrTKirr: Hi hi.
(10:02:37 PM) CdrTKirr: <3 Odo
(10:03:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: He WAS pretty awesome.
(10:04:19 PM) ColDougMcKnight: "Quark, I have borrowed parts from your disruptor to fix the replicators. Will return them. Rom."
(10:04:23 PM) ColDougMcKnight: "I will KILL him."
(10:04:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: "With what?"
(10:05:36 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Heya T'Kirr.
(10:05:42 PM) CdrTKirr: Hey. =)
(10:05:54 PM) LtCmdrBusard: How's le stoof?
(10:06:11 PM) CdrTKirr: Haven't really studied DS9 until now, it's interesting to see a limited Starfleet presence
(10:06:19 PM) CdrTKirr: Le wha?
(10:06:55 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Stuff, in ridiculous speak)
(10:07:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I've texted the slackers.
(10:07:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We'll give em a few.
(10:07:52 PM) LtCmdrBusard: SLACKERS
(10:07:57 PM) LtJGAlexisWright [Mibbit@dm-2442.hsd1.or.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:08:04 PM) CdrHarper: Speaking of such!
(10:08:15 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Sorry spaced it
(10:08:24 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: semi AFK finishing dinner
(10:08:43 PM) CdrTKirr: I has no chocolate. =/
(10:08:50 PM) CdrTKirr: Maybe have to make some, hm.
(10:08:55 PM) CdrTKirr: BRB
(10:09:44 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Lol
(10:12:19 PM) CdrTKirr: Back
(10:13:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: WB
(10:13:15 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [Mibbit@dm-37578.tukw.qwest.net] entered the room.
(10:13:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: There's the slacker!
(10:13:40 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :(
(10:13:55 PM) CdrTKirr: Now now, no singling out
(10:13:55 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I was running around the yard chasing the dog who was chewing his new harness. :(
(10:14:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You brought it on yourself!
(10:14:34 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :p
(10:14:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: After all, cats are superior.
(10:15:10 PM) LtSyvek [Mibbit@dm-10730.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
(10:15:22 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEET :: Attention!
(10:15:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(10:15:36 PM) LtCmdrBusard: ::AA::
(10:15:37 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(10:15:43 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: sort of aa ::
(10:16:59 PM) LtKuari: :: gargoyle ::
(10:17:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: The order has been given. Tonight, the assembled ships of Third Fleet advance on the stronghold of the pirate lord Renzik, located deep in a stellar nursery nebula that plays havoc with long range sensors. Without a doubt, a fight awaits us.
(10:17:27 PM) CdrHarper: Questions?
(10:17:43 PM) LtKuari: Will I get to nom heads?
(10:17:43 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Are we gonna kick ass?
(10:17:48 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Answer: Yes to both.
(10:17:54 PM) LtCmdrBusard: *hopefully*
(10:18:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: cackles ::
(10:18:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then...
(10:18:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:18:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:19:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:20:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: eyes locked on the viewscreen as they move forward ::
(10:21:12 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: carefully monitoring sensors and listening to com chatter ::
(10:21:33 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: looks around Engineering briefly, before returning her attention to the ship's readings::
(10:21:45 PM) LtKuari: :: keeps a constant vigil on formation and fleet status at her chair's mini screen ::
(10:21:55 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Sits at a glowing computer console in the quarters he's been assigned, grinning with satisfaction at the text of the message he's hurriedly composed as the ships approach the battle site.:: Alright. Computer, set a countdown, and send that sucker in...two hours. Whatever happens, we'll all be pretty god dang committed by then.
(10:22:28 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Gets the acknowledgement, straightens his cap, and takes off at a trot for security to get that sidearm he was promised for the fight.::
(10:23:26 PM) CdrTKirr: (( That vigil is me, btw... ))
(10:23:57 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Kuari's not cool enough to have a mini screen >_> ))
(10:24:19 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( :: Kuari keeps a constant vigil on the chocolate in Lexy's pocket :: ))
(10:24:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Any indication on the comms that they've seen us yet?
(10:25:17 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: shakes her head :: pretty quiet, Standard stuff.
(10:25:28 PM) LtKuari: :: notices Stone leave his quarters and jumps up from her post to follow him :: (( What would my orders be at this point anyway? ))
(10:25:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Soon enough.
(10:26:36 PM) Keith_Stone: (Assuming she was going to be in the first wave to board the pirate stronghold? Gear up and wait with the rest for word the fleet's in position and has made a hole.)
(10:27:06 PM) LtKuari: (( No assuming she was posted at Stone's door ))
(10:27:39 PM) LtSyvek: :: is sitting with a squad of marines, at the ready for the boarding party ::
(10:28:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The comm channels light up with all sorts of alien languages that amount to repeated calls of HOLY SHIT.
(10:28:37 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Oh, Admiral? They, uh, appear to have noticed us now.
(10:28:46 PM) Keith_Stone: (Well, he's not confined or anything. So...stay with him, I guess. But no hostile action unless he does something blatantly suspicious.)
(10:28:48 PM) CdrTKirr: :: perks eyebrow at the data readout ::
(10:29:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Notify all ships and get ready for a rough ride.
(10:30:27 PM) LtKuari: (( Of course, he's our "guest" )) :: strides on two legs after Stone as escort, watching him closely ::
(10:30:28 PM) CdrHarper: :: signals the fleet ::
(10:30:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: CptSantiago> Hoooo boy.
(10:32:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Ships appear to be scrambling to undock, but a wave of smaller objects looks to be heading toward us.
(10:32:16 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Notes the alert:: Alright boys and girls, keep both eyes on your stations and get ready to work.
(10:32:27 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( OMG THE MILITARISTIC FASCIST SPARTANS ARE ATTACKING US!? ))
(10:32:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Rushes into the turbolift and asks for deck 7. Soon enough, he's rushing into security.:: Sorry to keep you boys waiting. Had to make sure my stamp collection would be seen to, just in case showing you folks the backdoor turns out to be the fanciest damn way to eat a shotgun.
(10:33:41 PM) LtCmdrBusard: ((Oh god grab your peace signs and blunts and RUUUUUUN!))
(10:33:53 PM) LtKuari: (( Was that Stone? ))
(10:34:17 PM) CdrTKirr: :: squints :: Are those fighters?
(10:34:25 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( Y'know, Santiago...? Alpha Centauri reference... sowry >>; ))
(10:34:30 PM) Keith_Stone: (Oh, crap. Sorry, didn't realize I'd switched. I was looking something up real quick. But yeah, that's Stone.)
(10:34:40 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Oh, right. Sorry, missed that)
(10:34:51 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: Scans :: They certainly appear to be so, Commander.
(10:34:51 PM) CdrHarper: Something like that.
(10:34:52 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (<--Durr)
(10:35:00 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( <3 ))
(10:35:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Launch the Sharks.
(10:35:25 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> ::Grins::
(10:35:30 PM) CdrHarper: Aye sir. +Shipwide+ Sharks, all pilots to the assault bay!
(10:35:52 PM) CdrTKirr: :: is about to issue the order when she realizes Harper, of course, is on it ::
(10:35:54 PM) CdrHarper: :: secures the helm and runs to the TL, directing it to said assault bay ::
(10:36:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes the helm with some measure of satisfaction ::
(10:36:22 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( :: ponder Sharks/Jets joke :: ))
(10:36:24 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> Woo! :: Hops into cockpit, beginning standard procedure as she waits for the others.::
(10:36:36 PM) LtKuari: :: halts next to Stone, and keeps one eye on him while watching others suit up ::
(10:36:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Looks up from his locker, exasperated, and reaches inside to fetch a few goodies for the tardy one. A vest and a phaser:: Better late than never, I guess. The phaser's locked out at level 6. That'll drop anything that moves, but it's only so so for armor penetration. So when it hits the fan, keep your head down, and let us handle the rough stuff.
(10:36:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Clear enough?
(10:36:45 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (When you're a Shark you....okay that doesn't work as well)
(10:36:55 PM) CdrHarper: :: runs into the assault bay, quick changes in the locker room and grabs her helmet, then jumps into the Boudica and begins preflight ::
(10:37:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O
(10:38:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (damn armor penetration!)
(10:38:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Damn enter key.)
(10:38:21 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Sharks, Firefly - commcheck.
(10:38:42 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: listens to the comm chatter while she runs tests on her regenerating organ experiment ::
(10:38:50 PM) LtSyvek: : checks his rifle one more time ::
(10:39:22 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> ::On tactical:: Sorry, sure now. Definitely fighters of some type...but I'm not picking up one damn life sign.
(10:39:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Drones?
(10:40:00 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: My scans confirm. They look to be drones.
(10:40:00 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> +Harper+ Chaka here. Board reads all green.
(10:40:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: When we engage, analyze their attacks for pre-programmed movement patterns. +Harper+ Be advised, the fighters are pilotless drones.
(10:40:57 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Grins:: As a winter mornin'. Just you wait and see, though. I'm not such a bad shot myself.
(10:41:32 PM) CdrHarper: +Blackthorne+ Acknowleged, launching now. +Sharks+ We're clear, launch!
(10:41:49 PM) CdrHarper: :: picks the fighter up off the bay floor and throws the throttle forward, shooting out into space ::
(10:42:16 PM) CdrTKirr: No life signs means expendable.
(10:42:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Possibly expensive though, which matters to a pirate.
(10:42:58 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> ::Vrooms after Harper::
(10:43:09 PM) CdrTKirr: Not if they become desperate.
(10:43:17 PM) CdrHarper: :: watches behind her as the Mustangs pour forth ::
(10:44:02 PM) CdrHarper: + Sharks + Alright, watch yourselves and each other, these things are drones, let's not lose anyone to a bunch of robots.
(10:44:28 PM) LtCmdrBusard: + Harper + Yes, ma'am.
(10:44:48 PM) CdrTKirr: Sharks are away.
(10:45:02 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Last one was Sid)
(10:45:04 PM) CdrTKirr: And moving to engage.
(10:45:12 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: picks up an encrypted comm channel :: Hmmm. :: frowns and starts decrypting ::
(10:46:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The drones arrive, harassing the fleet and Mustangs.
(10:47:34 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Admiral. Comms on an encrypted and masked channel indicate that the drones may be a distraction from manned vessels approaching from our starboard flank.
(10:47:42 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Opens fire, covering her fellow fighter's whenever possible::
(10:48:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: dives into the fray, finding the drones to be fairly predictable ::
(10:48:35 PM) LtKuari: :: looks about as a drone's firepower bleeds into Atlantis' extensive shielding ::
(10:48:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: maneuvering to give the Atlantis's firing arcs the easiest targeting solutions ::
(10:48:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Count on it, Lt. Wright.
(10:49:13 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Today is the night for mis-tabs =P ))
(10:50:06 PM) CdrHarper: :: drops in behind a few drones and picks them off with phasers, conserving microtorps ::
(10:50:17 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: realizes the Admiral is somewhere else :: Commander T'Kirr, I recommend that we advise the fleet to watch starboard flank for manned fighters.
(10:50:40 PM) Keith_Stone: ACTION> While the first wave of drones mix it up with the Sharks and so far take the worst of it, a second wing of drones organizes, and launches a concentrated salvo, aimed right through the fray, targeting the starships.
(10:50:41 PM) CdrTKirr: (( He's on the Bridge, he meant Harper ))
(10:51:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ( I so tried to recover from that too)
(10:51:15 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: realizes the Admiral actually is there, but meant to say that to T'Kirr anyway, so whatever. ::
(10:51:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Ian is at helm though )
(10:51:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> Sir! Reading large concentrations of tricobalt! Incoming warheads have some real bite!
(10:51:24 PM) CdrTKirr: I'm sending the advisory now, Ms. Wright. Good work.
(10:51:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Taking evasives, hang on.
(10:51:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: spins Atlantis up and around ::
(10:52:15 PM) CdrTKirr: :: hangs on, knowing how Blackthorne drives ::
(10:52:20 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Another wave of them, targeting the fleet!
(10:52:44 PM) CdrHarper: :: picks off a drone on someone's six ::
(10:52:46 PM) CdrTKirr: Concentrate your firepower on the second wave.
(10:53:43 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> ::Changes course to target the drones that pose an immediate threat to the fleet::
(10:54:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> Yes, maam! Trying to pick my shots to avoid our own birds!
(10:54:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The two Akira-class ships with us have also launched Mustang squadrons that move in on the new wave.
(10:55:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: comes over the top and down on the fray ::
(10:56:32 PM) CdrTKirr: :: takes the addition of the squadrons in stride with her calculations ::
(10:57:41 PM) CdrTKirr: :: glances at the viewscreen and wonders why they took his fighter rating but let him pilot a Sovereign ::
(10:58:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: because it's easier to see at sensors and a viewscreen instead of out a cockpit in the dark ::
(10:58:23 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> The drones, unfortunately, demonstrate that while their programming isn't all that exotic, it IS adaptive. One Shark pilot discovers this to his dismay when a drone suddenly locks on with a tractor beam and immediately makes a hard swerve. This throws the pilot off balance long enough for a second drone to execute a successful collision course!
(10:58:43 PM) CdrTKirr: (( You know what I mean. =P ))
(10:58:55 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Weatherby!
(10:58:56 PM) LtCmdrBusard: + Bridge + Shields down ten percent! Whatever they're hitting us with, sir, they're hitting hard.
(10:59:26 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Growls, and starts hunting the tractor beaming son of a bitch.::
(10:59:57 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Steadies himself against a bulkhead as a successful hit rocks the ship a bit.:: Stay alert, people. They'll be pressing for the station up ahead now. If they can punch a hole in their shields for us, it'll be soon.
(11:00:01 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ They'll run right into you without pilots, watch out!
(11:00:26 PM) Keith_Stone: (Okay, apparently I was already on the right tab. Sonnuva.)
(11:01:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Despite the adaptive tactics, the drones are losing the numbers battle and thinning out considerably.
(11:01:07 PM) Keith_Stone: ACTION> Oh, and Weatherby is blown apart by a third passing drone. Between the "suicide runs" and more arriving drones, the Sharks begin to feel the crush.
(11:01:10 PM) CdrTKirr: (( And here I thought Stone was pulling Marine training out his ass ))
(11:01:24 PM) Keith_Stone: (Okay, forget mine.)
(11:01:35 PM) CdrHarper: :: dumps a microtorp into a drone heading right for her ::
(11:01:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (No it works)
(11:02:33 PM) CdrTKirr: :: watches the exchanging fire and can't help but feel drones are the safer way to go ::
(11:03:09 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( do we have drones? ))
(11:03:13 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Looks to Syvek, since McKnight is definitely in all business mode, and the dark faceplate hides the pointy ears:: So...never seen armor like yours before. Are all you marine types wearing it these days?
(11:03:14 PM) LtKuari: :: drops to three legs to steady herself, waiting out the firefight ::
(11:03:38 PM) CdrTKirr: (( No Mustangs are cooler ))
(11:04:02 PM) LtSyvek: :: barely turns to look at Stone :: That is classified.
(11:04:30 PM) CdrHarper: :: pulls some freaky maneuvering that a drone could never match and blows several away ::
(11:04:38 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Barrels so that she passes under the drone in question, then flips the fighter at a semi-safe distance in front of said drone before firing off a micro-torp, blowing it up real good::
(11:04:54 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Grins:: Meaning no. If the entire Corps had 'em, you wouldn't bother to keep it a secret.
(11:05:08 PM) LtSyvek: The inference is your own.
(11:05:25 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: + Harper + Forgive me if I'm telling you something you already know, but the drones seem to be adapting to your movements... I advise you to fly more erratically so it's harder and harder to predict you...?
(11:05:41 PM) CdrHarper: +Wright+ We know!
(11:06:53 PM) CdrHarper: :: rolls out and engages a new clump of drones, annoyed ::
(11:07:01 PM) Keith_Stone: ACTION> If Harper needed reminding, one drone is even now making another suicide run. Unimaginative flying, maybe. But also sudden accelerations that would turn a pilot into jelly! And another two are moving into position to explot the opening if she manages to dodge it.
(11:07:24 PM) CdrHarper: :: unloads a microtorp into the kamikaze ::
(11:08:05 PM) Keith_Stone: ACTION> The drone bursts into flames. But the momentum still carries the drone hurtling toward its target. Haw.
(11:08:27 PM) Keith_Stone: Guess you got me there, Starfleet.
(11:08:27 PM) CdrHarper: :: flip turns and speeds off in another direction ::
(11:08:58 PM) Keith_Stone: ...so, does it come in any colors other than basic black? Or are Storm Troopers just in right now?
(11:08:59 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> ::Ruins that perfectly good momentum by firing at it from the opposite direction. Haw.::
(11:09:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Their ships will arrive soon and we need to get our team aboard.
(11:10:28 PM) CdrHarper: :: sends out a formation to the fleet to charge forward despite the harassing drones, with the Atlantis and Discovery on the flanks guarding the smaller ships ::
(11:10:31 PM) CdrHarper: (Dammit)
(11:10:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sends out a formation to the fleet to charge forward despite the harassing drones, with the Atlantis and Discovery on the flanks guarding the smaller ships ::
(11:11:30 PM) LtSyvek: It comes in any color you wish, as long as you wish for black.
(11:12:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: puts the Akiras above and below, with the Intrepid and Ambassador classes in the middle :::
(11:12:16 PM) Keith_Stone: Okay, so COLOR is not classified. I WISH like hell you Feds made any kind of sense.
(11:12:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Scowls and blackens his face plate:: You better be pretty fucking useful over there, Stone.
(11:12:39 PM) LtKuari: :: resists the urge to bite ::
(11:12:43 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ The fleet is moving in, protect their six.
(11:13:26 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +Sharks+ Aye aye. :: Speeds off to do some cover fire. ::
(11:13:42 PM) CdrHarper: :: only picking off drones that directly attack the advancing fleet ::
(11:14:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Suddenly, a couple drone groups break off from the major fighting, form up, and launch a massive, concentrated torpedo salvo right into the midst of the attacking fighters. A "move or die" zone is thus created.
(11:14:55 PM) CdrHarper: :: chooses to move ::
(11:15:25 PM) CdrHarper: :: but fires off a microtorp into the middle of the salvo as she rolls away ::
(11:15:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> And immediately thereafter, a group of more heavily armed bombers go hurtling into that hole. The fighters who made it speed up after them, thus creating a protective screen.
(11:16:05 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: half-listens to comms chatter while internally wording an apology to Harper ::
(11:16:24 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> ::Speeds away!:: Goddamnit! Who the hell programs these things?!
(11:16:42 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks + Break through that fighter escort and take out those bombers!
(11:16:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: That looks like trouble.
(11:17:26 PM) CdrTKirr: :: studying her screen, appearing to not be paying attention to the fighter frenzy :: The compound's shields appear weakest between the dorsal and lateral generators, towards the main dock. Do you concur, Ms Wright?
(11:17:26 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> ::Says this as she lets loose a volley of microtorps, followed by a barrage of standard fire.:: Die, you synthetic motherfuckers!
(11:17:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: All ships, continue to advance, open fire with aft weaponry.
(11:18:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Trouble indeed. Roughly a third of the drones move the engage the Sharks directly, punching back with vicious phaser fire. The rest seem to understand the concept of zone defense, and no hole is easily opened.
(11:18:56 PM) CdrHarper: :: has watched football and reads the zone defense, and decides to split the seams! Haw. ::
(11:19:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The bombers begin to bombard the fleet.
(11:20:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Although our shields are holding, injuries begin to appear in sickbay from concussions and scrapes from being thrown around.
(11:20:52 PM) CdrTKirr: Auxiliary power to aft shields.
(11:21:15 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sets up crews to mop up blood and attend to injuries ::
(11:21:25 PM) CdrHarper: :: taking out the fighters as quickly as possible, seeing the barrage of fire hitting the fleet ::
(11:22:12 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: shakes herself back into the present moment when T'Kirr says her name :: Um... ::briefly analyzes scans :: Yes, Commander. It also looks like there are shield generators here, here, and here. :: tap, tap, tap :: Their primary scanner and com arrays are here :: taps :: with external comm repeaters about 10 clicks out.
(11:22:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> ::Winces as he's rocked by the impact:: Shields holding, 87%! But we're mostly taking stray shots so far! The Newark's getting pasted!
(11:22:39 PM) CdrTKirr: O'Grady, do we have something to throw out behind us to confuse the drones? More signals, more targets?
(11:22:41 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Braces as Atlantis is hit, then goes about reconfiguring systems to divert maximum amount of power to shields and weapons.::
(11:23:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Let's take some of that fire off her then.
(11:23:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> More targets? Um...I could remotely release the docking clamps on our shuttles, then depressurize the bays? We could launch some probes, but we wouldn't have our torpedo tubes for the actual torpedoes while we did it.
(11:24:43 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> ::attempts to provide a distraction for Harper, coming in and aiming shots at the fighters nearest to her CAG::
(11:24:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'd like to keep our shuttles. :: moves Atlantis to the rear of the formation, hoping to take some fire from the Newark ::
(11:25:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> Um...EV suits! They've all got emergency transponders in them! Maybe the drones would target those if we beamed them out en masse via the cargo bay transporters!
(11:25:26 PM) CdrTKirr: Do it.
(11:25:57 PM) CdrHarper: :: the Sharks break through the fighter escort and begin attacking the bombers :: +Sharks+ Good job, press the attack!
(11:25:59 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> Of course, but, uh...someone needs to collect them there first, ma'am?
(11:26:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> I'll just go ahead and see if engineering can spare a few hands to help the marines out.
(11:26:53 PM) CdrTKirr: Send a team. It's worth saving a shark or two.
(11:27:17 PM) CdrHarper: :: takes one out harassing Sid, in turn ::
(11:28:27 PM) CdrTKirr: Ms. Wright, send your shielding analysis to the fleet. Anyone free enough from defending themselves can take shots at their weak points.
(11:28:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Next, the drones attempt to defeat their fleshy opponents with MATH! The heaviest fighter opposition is allocated for specific fighters, in order of their tallied kills thus far. Of course, there's still enough harrassment to go around.
(11:28:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (oh god not math!)
(11:29:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Not math. MATH! The caps are there for a reason.)
(11:29:07 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Harper, you're screwed. ))
(11:29:16 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> Yeehaw! :: Spirals in, firing in wide arcs at the general mass as she heads in.::
(11:29:18 PM) CdrHarper: ( :( )
(11:29:23 PM) LtCmdrBusard: ( So am I :-()
(11:29:36 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Well that goes without saying, so I didn't! ))
(11:29:37 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Aye, Commander. :: taps a quick message out to the fleet with her annotated shield data ::
(11:29:38 PM) CdrHarper: :: trying to concentrate fire on the bombers ::
(11:30:50 PM) CdrHarper: :: starts getting ganged up on :: Shitshitshitshit
(11:30:52 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Aw meanie :-P)
(11:30:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Soon, one bomber explodes in Harper's gun sights. But the forces of math have been following her, waiting for her to stop the evasives in favor of an attack run. Immediately, they give her a taste of phaser fire up the tail pipe.
(11:31:11 PM) CdrHarper: SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT ::: pulls up hard ::
(11:31:27 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: has an idea, and attempts to hack a drone's controls ::
(11:31:49 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( someone tell me if I can actually do it... >>; ))
(11:31:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Sure)
(11:31:59 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> Oh no you don't. :: Reverses, spiraling around Harper to give her safe passage::
(11:33:10 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Thanks Crazy Horse, I owe you a drink. :: flips and takes out a few of her pursuers ::
(11:33:50 PM) CdrHarper: :: fights the forces of MATH ::
(11:34:03 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: manages to get control of one of the fighters harassing Harper and turns it to crash directly into another one, disabling them both :: Ya-haaa! Their signals are constantly changing, but I think I can control them for a few seconds at a time!
(11:34:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Good work, Lieutenant!
(11:36:13 PM) CdrHarper: ::: comes back around and begins lighting up another bomber ::
(11:36:17 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: sends a signal to a chunk of the drones to see their bomber as the target with Kate's kill numbers ::
(11:36:17 PM) CdrTKirr: :: perks an eyebrow, impressed ::
(11:36:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Clusters of EV suits begin appearing in space, O'Grady having figured that it would be worth taking some extra time if the suit's transmitters could be linked for increased signal power. The suits are immediately torn apart by drone fire.
(11:37:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Long Live the Phantom Brigade, their sacrifices will not be forgotten!
(11:37:51 PM) CdrTKirr: :: watches the readouts :: Did it at least buy the Sharks some time?
(11:38:12 PM) CdrHarper: :: esplodes another bomber ::
(11:38:22 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: the drones kamikaze into a bomber, guns blazing - 5 drones and a bomber go (boom) ::
(11:38:34 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Confused by the drones now turning on one another, but presses her attack nonetheless, taking out several fighters surrounding one of the bombers::
(11:38:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Seems to have, yes. We're breaking through.
(11:39:23 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> Wow, that's...I've never seen my work get erased that fast. Um...yeah, it seems to have tied up a few attack groups. We're already almost out of decoys, though.
(11:39:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: still trying to protect the Newark ::
(11:41:05 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: to herself :: It's cool. I'm turning them into decoys. :: grabs more drones and smashes them into other drones as quickly as she can, gritting her teeth as the drones start adapting to her control attempts ::
(11:41:38 PM) CdrTKirr: (( lol you say it so cooly ))
(11:42:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Three minute warning)
(11:42:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The pirate capital ships have roused from their slumber and are moving in range to engage.
(11:43:33 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> Well, shit.
(11:43:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Some operator on the other end, whether organic or AI, seems to have gotten wise to Wright's tricks, and sent a little present back along the link she's been establishing. Viral code starts flashing across her screens. Nothing someone of her skill can;t isolate and get under control, but it could be nasty if she doesn't get a handle on it fast.
(11:44:43 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Wipe up those bombers before the big guns engage!
(11:45:04 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: sends a couple of drones to smash themselves into the capital ship's shield generators before the viral code comes up :: Gack! :: locks down her terminal and disconnects it from all other computer systems before it can spread ::
(11:45:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:45:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:45:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:45:40 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(11:45:45 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: paused ::
(11:45:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: pauses ::
(11:45:48 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: paused::
(11:45:48 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: || ::
(11:45:52 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Oh Noooo!
(11:46:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nice sim everyone!
(11:46:19 PM) CdrTKirr: Lots of shooty things.
(11:46:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Pew pew
(11:46:39 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: And smashy things!
(11:46:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Rawr
(11:47:01 PM) LtKuari: When do I get to bite Stone's head?
(11:47:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Patience.
(11:47:25 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: We can sculpt one out of chocolate when this is all over.
(11:47:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Thats not on your nutrition list!
(11:47:41 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Mmmm....chocolate human head.
(11:47:43 PM) LtKuari: <_>
(11:47:54 PM) LtCmdrBusard: THERE'S something my diet will never allow. Toopid diet :-(
(11:48:01 PM) LtKuari: I don't get to bite heads. It's not in the marine handbook. =/
(11:48:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It wasn't written with Rucara in mind?
(11:48:28 PM) LtKuari: Newp.
(11:48:45 PM) LtKuari: Maybe I can send in for revision.
(11:48:46 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: ok, I go walkies with Aaron before it gets COMPLETELY dark outside.
(11:48:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Be back for the raaaaaaaaaaaid
(11:49:00 PM) CdrTKirr: Bye!
(11:49:01 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: See y'all next week! <3
(11:49:05 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Yes, Daddy :P
(11:49:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :V
(11:49:11 PM) CdrTKirr: *snicker*
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(11:50:28 PM) CdrHarper left the room.
(11:51:31 PM) LtKuari left the room (quit: Exit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(11:53:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: See y'all next week. :)
(11:53:25 PM) CdrTKirr: Yep yep!
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