Conversation with #ussatlantis at 9/8/2010 9:50:03 PM on (irc)

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(9:50:03 PM) ChanServ 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.
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(10:03:06 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(10:03:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah, there you are
(10:03:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I was looking for an alternate way in for you
(10:03:54 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Yeah, took a few minutes, but it worked.
(10:05:46 PM) CdrTKirr [] entered the room.
(10:05:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(10:06:44 PM) CdrTKirr: Having issues with my comp connecting atm, just got home.
(10:07:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I had trouble as well.
(10:09:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Also, while we're waiting on the others, may I just say, I am amazed that Joker actually managed to get more awesome between games.
(10:09:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hahaha
(10:09:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes, he's amazing in ME2
(10:09:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: "This is all Joker's fault. What a tool he was. Now I have to compute Pi all day, because that dumbass plugged in the Overlord."
(10:09:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Shit, shit shit, shit, shit, shit
(10:09:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: What the shit!
(10:10:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I WISH I could be that composed while hobbling my way past a Scion.
(10:10:15 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Rambo Jesus, as I like calling my Shepard, he is not.
(10:10:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It's true.
(10:11:33 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Also, I can see now why I had to spend so much time assembling my squad. You remember the Rebels at the beginning of A New Hope? Only non-Jawas ever to get steamrollered by Storm Troopers?
(10:11:36 PM) Percy [] entered the room.
(10:11:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: The Normandy crew may have been less effective than that.
(10:11:53 PM) Percy: Hey, sorry i'm late.
(10:11:55 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hoy, hun.
(10:12:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(10:12:31 PM) Percy: Hoy all. What's up?
(10:13:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Well, we're waiting on Carre and Wright, so we're discussing the awesomeness that is Joker.
(10:13:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Stuff
(10:13:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Which could be categorized as stuff.
(10:13:57 PM) Percy: Yay! I love Joker.
(10:14:04 PM) Percy: I kinda wish he was a romance option.
(10:14:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I love the banter between him and EDI
(10:14:22 PM) Percy: Yeah, it's awesome.
(10:17:00 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Joker romance...alas, it would be full body Snoo Snoo for him.
(10:18:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Death by Snoo Snoo
(10:18:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :) :( :) :( :) :(
(10:18:37 PM) Percy: AWwww
(10:19:01 PM) CdrTKirr left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(10:19:24 PM) ColDougMcKnight: That's not progress.
(10:20:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And I was just about to start!
(10:22:30 PM) CdrTKirr [] entered the room.
(10:22:36 PM) CdrTKirr: Yay
(10:22:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yaaaay
(10:22:51 PM) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(10:23:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty, let's get started!
(10:23:25 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEET :: Attention!
(10:23:53 PM) Percy: ::AA::
(10:24:12 PM) CdrHarper: ::AA::
(10:24:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(10:25:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Tonight the battle rages. The assembled shihps of Third Fleet have engaged Renzik's forces in the stellar nursery nebula. Heavy resistance has been encountered, first in the form of fighter drones, and now in their capital ships. We advance.
(10:26:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:26:30 PM) Percy: Why is the rum always gone?
(10:26:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Because pirates.
(10:26:50 PM) LtJGAlexisWright [] entered the room.
(10:26:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh hay
(10:26:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We're just about to start!
(10:27:01 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I fail at clocks
(10:27:04 PM) Percy: Hoy thar!
(10:27:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I texted you!
(10:27:33 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: phone is in purse, did not hear.
(10:27:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :(
(10:27:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, the mission brief is up there, let's goooooo
(10:27:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:27:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:28:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:28:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> As Third Fleet charges toward the enemy capital ships, the remaining fighter drones start to regroup....
(10:29:10 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: *frantically locking down her terminal before the virus can spread*
(10:29:28 PM) CdrHarper: What are they up to...
(10:29:36 PM) CdrHarper: :: drops in behind another one and picks it off ::
(10:30:15 PM) CdrTKirr: :: spares a peek at the main viewer, paying most of her attention to the console at her armrest where she monitors the fleet ::
(10:30:31 PM) LtKuari [] entered the room.
(10:30:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Waiting in transporter room one with his squad, other squads waiting for other pads throughout the ship. They don't know how long the Navy boys will be able to disable the station's shields for if they manage it at all, so they're preparing to get sent over as fast as possible.::
(10:30:48 PM) CdrHarper: :: eyebrows raise in alarm when she figures it out :: +Atlantis+ Atlantis, Firefly here - the drones, they're going to charge the Newark!
(10:32:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Fleetwide+ Put yourselves between the drones and the Newark, scramble formation - Newark, prepare to abandon ship if necessary, we may not be able to save you.
(10:32:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The remaining drones zip toward the Newark, while the Sharks give chase, picking off some.
(10:32:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Strains inertial dampeners so as to turn in time to tag a drone fighter that managed to dodge his latest torpedo with a followup phaser burst:: +Sharks+ I can pretty much confirm that here. I'll be free momentarily, but I'll never be in intercept position in time!
(10:33:21 PM) Percy: :: Worriedly considers the ship's status::
(10:33:53 PM) Keith_Stone [] entered the room.
(10:34:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The big ships move to try to protect the Newark, but the drones easily fly around them.
(10:36:11 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: grins in silent victory as she stamps out the last bits of malicious code and all diagnostic checks come back clean, then starts tracing the data stream back, trying to pinpoint a physical location ::
(10:36:34 PM) Keith_Stone: ::In the meantime, Stone is also in transporter room one, peering at a wall monitor that shows a schematic outline of the station they're approaching. He points at one section in particular.::
(10:36:44 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Get as many of them as you can!
(10:37:24 PM) Percy: Sid> :: Pursues as many drones as she can at once, yelling in anger as she spins the fighter to spread out her shots.::
(10:38:00 PM) Keith_Stone: Okay, this design has a big old open cavernous room right here. You can section it off with light bulkheads, use it for rooms, offices, whatever. But Renzik will probably be using it as a market, so it should stay open. Lot of security for merchandise that can run away on its own. Cover, not so much.
(10:39:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The remaining drones easily evade the capital ships and start slamming into the Newark, committing suicide as much as an unmanned drone can.
(10:40:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Nods:: We'll need to be beamed over just outside there, chief. If only to tie up their security. But the fastest way to neutralize this son of a bitch will be to disable their shields so our ships can beam in reinforcements. How about main power?
(10:40:40 PM) LtKuari: :: waits at the door, keeping her eyes on Stone ::
(10:42:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The Newark succumbs to the pummeling and explodes.
(10:43:40 PM) CdrTKirr: :: somber :: We've lost the Newark, Admiral. :: as if the explosion on main screen doesn't say it all ::
(10:44:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: watches grimly :: Recover any escape pods and reform. We have their capital ships to deal with.
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(10:45:16 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: pauses and looks up from her terminal as silence falls across the bridge, sees the explosion on the screen, closes her eyes and says a small prayer for the Newark before redoubling her efforts on her work ::
(10:45:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(10:45:27 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods :: Aye, sir.
(10:45:34 PM) Percy: ((WB))
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VAdmBlackthorne: (Did I miss anything?)
(10:49:27 PM) Percy: (Sid got mad and Keith commented on creepy stares. If you got that, that's all)
(10:49:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Main power, Mr. Stone. The generator, please.
(10:50:30 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Adjusts his baseball cap a little:: Oh, right. Sure, harder to move those around.
(10:51:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The remaining members of Third Fleet form up and begin to engage the enemy capital ships.
(10:51:39 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Points at a glowing red spot:: Main generator's here. Sensors are right on the money. Anti-matter containment's there too, but you don't need to worry about picking your shots so much, because that's got a separate power supply, and it's shielded. Accident and idiot proofed.
(10:53:39 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: pinpoints the source of the disruption and uses modulating frequencies from multiple arrays to shove as much useless noise into the offending terminal as possible, sneaking in some disruptive code of her own and a trojan she's hoping will make it out to the drones :: Lets play, wise guy.
(10:53:49 PM) Keith_Stone: offense meant to anyone here, of course.
(10:54:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Fleetwide+ Focus on that heavy cruiser, let's give them a bloody nose right off the bat.
(10:54:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: arcs Atlantis in an attack run ::
(10:56:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Grins behind his faceplate:: Oh, don't worry. We'll teach them a little bit about safety concerns.
(10:57:09 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Strafing harassment of that smaller ship ahead.
(10:58:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> ::Fires off a full spread of quantum torpedoes at the requested target, and a long phaser burst to match:: One bloody nose, coming right up, sir. But be advised, I am monitoring distress calls from the station. I have no idea how far out their reinforcements are, but we probably can't afford to let this drag on any longer than we have to.
(10:59:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Acknowledged. We'll have to get our troops aboard before we've taken care of their fleet.
(10:59:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Fleetwide+Minotaur, Discovery, break from the main fleet and attack the station.
(11:01:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> ::Looks down at his console in some satisfaction:: Fire support's a beauty, sir. Glancing hit at the crusier's port nacelle, but solid enough. One way or another, it's not walking away from this fight.
(11:02:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: comes about :: Hit her again. :: rocks as Atlantis takes a glancing blow ::
(11:05:29 PM) CdrHarper: :: making attack runs across the surface of the smallest ship, generally being a pest ::
(11:06:44 PM) Keith_Stone: O'Grady> Firing phasers...but she's moving now. I'll let you know when I can manage torpedoes. Pirate ships concentrating their fire on the two vanguards you dispatched. Minotur's taking a pounding. If you can manage it, maybe if we switch to a lighter target, we can open a hole for more of us to get through and support them.
(11:06:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Discovery and Minotar reach the station and begin to pound its shields.
(11:07:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Let's give the Sharks some support on the object of their harassment.
(11:07:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Fleetwide+ Non-vanguard ships redirect to the destroyer.
(11:09:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: comes about as the fleet suddenly focuses the hapless destroyer ::
(11:09:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> Station shields weakening, but they won't make a hole before ships are on them at this rate. Two ships just don't hit hard enough.
(11:10:41 PM) Keith_Stone: (BRB)
(11:11:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Finish that destroyer off and we'll charge through.
(11:13:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: brings Atlantis about for another focused attack with the Gemini and Soyuz supporting ::
(11:13:28 PM) Percy: Sid> :: pew pew pew!::
(11:13:53 PM) CdrTKirr: :: relays the message to the two fleetmates ::
(11:15:00 PM) CdrTKirr: Gemini and Soyuz acknowledge and forming up.
(11:15:44 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: tappity tappity! ::
(11:15:47 PM) Keith_Stone: Torpedoes are away...timing phasers to coincide with time and location of detonation, and...firing, full phasers! Escorts following suit!
(11:16:21 PM) Keith_Stone: (Oh, whatever. Everyone knows I can't keep track of tabs by now.)
(11:16:29 PM) Keith_Stone: (Not that it matters with an NPC.)
(11:16:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The destroyer crumbles under the crippling volley of fire.
(11:17:39 PM) Keith_Stone: O'Grady> Okay, we're through. Get me pointed the right direction, and pry the doors to that station open! Briefly, at least.
(11:18:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Fleetwide+ All ships, focus on bringing the station's shields down!
(11:18:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: floors it and brings Atlantis in at full impulse :;
(11:18:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> ::Sends a message to the various marine squads waiting throughout the ship, as well as the Starfleet security detachments on their escorts::
(11:18:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> +Boarding parties+ Be advised, we are about to attempt a breach of the station's shields. Stand by.
(11:18:59 PM) CdrHarper: :: smiles a bit as the destroyer crumbles, begins harassing another target ::
(11:20:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> Smiles as the three ships add their firepower to the bombardment, though his elation is temepered at seeing Minotaur and Discovery under heavy attack now. A Glaxy Class can take a real pounding, but an Intrepid...he pushes the thought back::
(11:22:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: notes the Minotaur's impending plight :: Form up around the Minotaur and try to deflect attacks away from her.
(11:23:31 PM) CdrTKirr: :: orders the fleet to defend the Minotaur ::
(11:25:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Unfortunately, even as its own guard fleet rush in for the kill, the station's weapons control takes note of the situation, and focuses all its fire on the Minotaur, which is not being pounded mercilessly from two sides!
(11:26:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: brings Atlantis about for another run with the QT launcher ::: Get those shields down!
(11:26:48 PM) Keith_Stone: (T'Kirr, shot you a couple PMs.)
(11:28:24 PM) Keith_Stone: O'Grady> Aye sir, firing everything we've got loaded! And...yes, I'm seeing massive fluctuation. Get the fleet to concentrate phasers on these coordinates, and we should be able to beam some teams in before we have to withdraw!
(11:28:24 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ All sharks on that light cruiser, maybe we can divert its attention ab it.
(11:29:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Relay those coordinates!
(11:29:55 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: relays ::
(11:29:59 PM) Percy: Sid> +Harper+ Aye aye! :: Heads for the light cruiser::
(11:31:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The concentrated fire of the fleet works and the station's shields fall.
(11:31:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: There!
(11:31:46 PM) Keith_Stone: O'Grady> ::On comm:: All strike teams, go, go, go!
(11:32:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: You heard the man! Move, marines!
(11:33:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Three squads beam over in position to assault the trading floor, even as a greater number of lesser armored naval security personnel shimmer into being a few seconds later.
(11:34:58 PM) ColDougMcKnight: O'Grady> :;Winces as a console somewhere off behind him explodes:: Pirate ships are regrouping and massing firepower, sir! We can't sit still any longer! However many we got over there will have to be enough!
(11:35:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Roger that. +Fleetwide+ Reform and engage the light cruiser the Mustangs are harassing.
(11:38:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Nods toward the selling floor, and leads the way, turning on his helmet's HUD...only to immediately register no fewer than 47 high powered energy weapon signatures up ahead, as well as readings consistent with military grade shields in use.:: Fuck.
(11:41:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Grabs a grenade out of his kit as he pounds the large door controls:: Set them to stun! If nothing else, it'll keep a few heads down!
(11:41:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: arcs around to bring Atlantis's QTs to bear on the light cruiser ::
(11:42:07 PM) LtKuari: :: changes grip on her rifle while waiting apprehensively in the TR, ready to deploy wherever she's needed ::
(11:44:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Multiple other grenades follow McKnight's, some from a pair of shoulder mounted launchers, and even as the noise and light show are subsiding, three marines fall from a torrent of return fire while the rest rush in and look to find some sort of cover as the firefight begins in earnest.
(11:44:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:44:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:44:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:44:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Aw, Stone was just gonna ask Syvek if anyone had dibs on his armor after he bought it.)
(11:45:13 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(11:45:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Harsh!)
(11:45:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nicely done all, good fight there.
(11:47:03 PM) Keith_Stone: Well, should be even more of it next week, now that there's TWO fights going on.
(11:47:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Damn skippy there will be.
(11:47:43 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :)
(11:48:28 PM) CdrTKirr: Skippy? o.0
(11:49:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh yes.
(11:49:14 PM) Percy: Like, the peanut butter?
(11:49:18 PM) Percy: I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER
(11:49:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Who doesn't?
(11:49:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Communists, that's who.
(11:49:31 PM) CdrTKirr: Me, too... but the natural stuff
(11:49:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Crunchy. Creamy is an abomination, only worthy of scorn and ridicule.
(11:50:04 PM) Percy: I agree!
(11:50:09 PM) CdrTKirr: I make my own peanut butter dark chocolate... mm...
(11:50:15 PM) Percy: ...
(11:50:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: *drool*
(11:50:19 PM) Percy: O.O
(11:50:22 PM) Percy: WANT
(11:50:57 PM) CdrTKirr: And it's healthy too 'cause I don't use sugar, I use stevia ^_^
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(11:52:33 PM) CdrTKirr: Anyway I'm beat... gonna crash, see you next week
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(11:52:40 PM) Keith_Stone: Night!
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(11:54:19 PM) Keith_Stone: Okay, I need to head out too. Seeya later, guys!
(11:54:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night all!
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