Conversation with #ussatlantis at 9/29/2010 9:55:30 PM on (irc)

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(9:58:33 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(9:58:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Evening
(9:58:54 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hey. Just me tonight, I'm afraid.
(9:59:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: OK
(10:01:00 PM) LtJGAlexisWright [] entered the room.
(10:01:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(10:01:10 PM) CdrTKirr [] entered the room.
(10:01:16 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: lo
(10:01:17 PM) CdrTKirr: Heya
(10:01:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(10:01:32 PM) CdrTKirr: Reinstalled Windows, don't have Pidgin up and running yet.
(10:03:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening, all.
(10:09:03 PM) CdrTKirr: Hey Mike
(10:09:05 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Am I still here and it's just quiet, or am I LOOOOST INNNN SPAAAACE
(10:09:27 PM) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(10:11:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty, let's get going. We may only have four, but we have four awesomes.
(10:12:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Sweet.
(10:13:18 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Oh lordy, I have to be awesome?
(10:13:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yup yup
(10:13:51 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: My fingers don't work so I'll have to be awesome slowly.
(10:13:53 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEET :: Attention!
(10:14:00 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: ::AA::
(10:14:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
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(10:16:12 PM) CdrTKirr: Sorry I have to reboot, brb
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(10:16:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: waits ::
(10:17:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Renzik's forces are on the ropes. Only the two heavy cruisers remain, the station's reactor has just been destroyed, and he has a rather smug pirate in his secret office. Not good for any slave-running operation, no, not at all.
(10:18:29 PM) CdrTKirr [] entered the room.
(10:18:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: WB
(10:18:42 PM) CdrTKirr: Ty.
(10:18:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:19:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Nope.
(10:19:36 PM) Keith_Stone [] entered the room.
(10:19:42 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: too bleh to come up with clever response
(10:20:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then, here we go
(10:20:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:20:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:20:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:20:55 PM) LtKuari [] entered the room.
(10:21:02 PM) Keith_Stone: (As I recall, Syvek blowing the charges was pretty much how we ended last time, so...)
(10:21:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sees Heavy Cruiser A's shields down to 30% on his chairarm display :: Bring us about, quantum torpedos.
(10:21:54 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: sits at her station, scanning for unexpected reinforcements, unsure of what to do ::
(10:22:21 PM) CdrHarper: :: arcs Atlantis around and joins the rest of the fleet in an another attack on Heavy A ::
(10:22:51 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Looks up at the flickering track lighting of his access corridor with a grin as he pulls a hair tie from his denim jacket pocket and pulls his long hair back into a ponytail:: Gosh, I could be wrong, but unless you forgot to put in a maintenence request, I think you just lost main power.
(10:22:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The ship rocks as we take the bulk of the punishment from the two heavy cruisers, but our shields are holding.
(10:23:41 PM) CdrTKirr: :: rocks in her chair, maintaining eye contact with her screen ::
(10:23:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> :: snarls and growls, the universal translator taking a moment to kick in :: You're so observant.
(10:24:45 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: has a fleeting worry about her kitten, makes a mental note to give her treats later ::
(10:25:38 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Grins still wider at the still closed door:: Oh, so you ARE in there! I should tell you, I was beginning to worry I was looking quite stupid, carrying on a conversation with a bulkhead. But if you're busy in there, I'd be happy to see about getting someone on that power issue. I passed a platoon of Starfleet marines on the way here.
(10:25:47 PM) Keith_Stone: They might have an engineer with them!
(10:25:59 PM) LtKuari: :: stands by in TR1, monitoring shield integrity and awaiting orders ::
(10:26:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> :: presses a console with a claw and opens the door :: What do you want, Coburn?
(10:27:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Heavy A's shields fall from the pounding of a Sovereign, a Galaxy, and two Akiras.
(10:28:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Speaking of, those marines are still getting hammered as their position is swarmed by a numerically superior pirate force. They're giving ground only slowly, but have been pushed back to the doors in vicious close quarters fighting. :: Someone back there get fleet on the horn! Let them know we've been ready for those reinforcements for awhile now!
(10:28:37 PM) CdrTKirr: All fleet fire concentrating on Cruiser Alpha, its shields are down.
(10:28:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Take them down!
(10:29:07 PM) CdrHarper: :: brings Atlantis around for another run on the defenseless cruiser ::
(10:30:12 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: ( We'll sell you the whole seat, but YOU'LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE!! )
(10:30:22 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Checks that the ponytail is aligned to his satisfaction, seemingly oblivious to the imposing array of teeth not more than a foot from his face.:: Well, I thought we might have a chat. A confab, as they say back where I'm from. After all, we never did get on as colleagues should, and the way I figure it, you don't really have that long.
(10:31:22 PM) Keith_Stone: Scan shielded or not, left off the schematics or not, they WILL find this place eventually. And given the way things are going out there, the door out of here might already be shut.
(10:31:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> I'll sooner blow the place with us both in it, Coburn. :: spits ::
(10:34:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The convergence of torpedo and phaser fire from four ships finally causes the poor heavy cruiser to succumb to sweet, blissful explosions.
(10:34:47 PM) Keith_Stone: Death before dishonor, eh. Gutsy. Not sure I believe it, but if you like, I'll happily pass those along as your famous last words, however this plays out. As for myself, at the risk of being impolite, I have no intention of sticking around to act as second in your honorable suicide.
(10:35:14 PM) Keith_Stone: To begin with, I neglected to bring my sword. Not for lack of trying, but it just didn't fit in a duffel.
(10:36:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> If I have so little time, as you say, could you get to the point? :: snarls, pointedly baring his teeth ::
(10:39:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: T'Kirr, have the rest of the Marine reinforcements be ready for transport, they're about due.
(10:39:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Discovery+ Captain Santiago, lead the attack on the remaining target, Atlantis has a payload to drop off. Back in a moment.
(10:39:36 PM) Keith_Stone: Well, given our respective positions, me guest and you host, perhaps you'll indulge me in a hypothetical. Given a choice between fiery death or spending the rest of your life in a Federation prison, would you say a third alternative would suddenly become interesting to you?
(10:39:53 PM) CdrTKirr: Aye, sir. +McKnight+ Atlantis to McKnight.
(10:40:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Kate, get us in transporter range of the station.
(10:40:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> :: considers, pausing :: Speak human!
(10:40:53 PM) CdrHarper: Aye sir. :: swings about and heads for the station ::
(10:41:45 PM) CdrTKirr: :: contacts the reinforcements and alerts them to be ready ::
(10:42:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Sensing the moment and they might be well fucked and far from home, the remaining heavy cruiser wheels around and makes a break for it, charging back toward the fixed defenses at full impulse.
(10:42:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Captain Santiago> All ships, pursuit course! We can't let them call for help.
(10:42:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Blasts a pirate pointblank in the face with his phase pistol, having lost his rifle in a scuffle with an asshole with a knife:: +Atlantis+ McKnight here, sir!
(10:43:02 PM) CdrTKirr: +McKnight+ Colonel, your reinforcements are coming. Hold out a little longer.
(10:43:07 PM) CdrHarper: Coming into transporter range now, Admiral.
(10:43:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The Galaxy and two Akiras chase the heavy cruiser, letting it know of our displeasure with contant weapons fire.
(10:44:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods to T'Kirr :: Send them over.
(10:44:26 PM) Keith_Stone: Ah, yes. Forgive me, I've been deprived my full range of expression for days now, but if you'll let me get back into character...ahem. Looks like you're the "just dropped my soap" kind of fucked, buddy. 'Cept that I might just be sittin' on the last ride out of this shithole.
(10:45:10 PM) Keith_Stone: But to significantly truncate yet another charming colloquialism of my homeworld, no one rides for free.
(10:45:11 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods :: +TR2+ Transporter Room Two, transport now.
(10:45:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> :: growls, bashing the desk with a scaly fist :: WHAT DO YOU WANT.
(10:46:36 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Atlantis+ We can do that, I think. We're outnumbered here, but I think their own reinforcements have slowed a little. You may want to watch for a wave of evac shuttles trying to make a bumrush for the nebula exit.
(10:47:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> More and more Marines begin appearing to bolster our forces on the station.
(10:47:29 PM) CdrTKirr: +McKnight+ Understood. Stand by, reinforcements transporting now.
(10:47:58 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: monitors any potential rushing of bums ::
(10:48:50 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Chuckles, even as he looks over at a console alarm:: Oh, dear. Transporter signatures?
(10:49:24 PM) CdrTKirr: :: to Blackthorne :: Am I to assume you wish me to alert the fleet to apprehend anyone trying to escape?
(10:49:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks down at the monitor :: Looks like they already are.
(10:49:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: chuckles :: We can handle any shuttles.
(10:52:12 PM) Keith_Stone: Delay? I thought this was a negotiation. I was looking to establish bargaining positions. I understand, for instance, that you recently completed a new round of negotiations, and as such currently command a sizable force of men newly signed and paid up for the next six months. Or am I misinformed?
(10:52:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The rest of the fleet is still chasing the heavy cruiser as it breaks for freedom.
(10:52:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> If any of them survived, that is true.
(10:53:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks down again :: They're all at full impulse anyway; we can't catch them. Any shuttles that come out, disable their engines and let them wait.
(10:54:14 PM) Keith_Stone: Oh, I'm sure you still have enough currently deployed elsewhere to merit a mention. And just like that, you become valuable.
(10:54:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> All of this for my men? I find that a hard to believe!
(10:55:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (An Italian Gorn! "It's-a hard to believe!" )
(10:55:21 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Fishes a PADD out of his inner breast pocket and hands it over:: Well, not JUST for your men. Why don't you look this over? Take your time. I'll find some way to amuse myself, I'm sure.
(10:55:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> :: takes the PADD and looks down after another glance at Coburn's throat ::
(10:57:42 PM) Keith_Stone: ::True to his word, "Stone" studies the monitors.:: Oh, hey, some of your men here might survive! There's a wave of shuttles evacuating!
(10:58:06 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Keeps watching, and sees their waiting reception:: Oh...maybe not. Probably not.
(10:58:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> Cowards! And you want me to serve YOU?! :: spits and smashes the desk again, breaking it and everything on it as he then tramples what's left ::
(11:00:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah, there's the shuttles. T'Kirr, take tactical, keep your targeting skills up. :: smiles ::
(11:01:13 PM) CdrTKirr: :: perks eyebrow at him before getting up and moving to Tac ::
(11:01:38 PM) CdrHarper: :: swoops in on the fleeing shuttles ::
(11:02:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Engines only.
(11:02:20 PM) CdrTKirr: :: coordinates with Harper's course and phasers shuttle engines as they gain LOS ::
(11:02:29 PM) CdrTKirr: Of course.
(11:02:37 PM) CdrHarper: :: smirks :: Like shooting fish in a pond.
(11:03:10 PM) CdrTKirr: With a full sized harpoon.
(11:03:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I think that's shooting fish in a barrel, Kate. Barrel.
(11:03:32 PM) CdrHarper: Now why would I want to shoot fish in a barrel? They're already caught.
(11:03:36 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Looks down at the remains of the desk with a sigh:: I suppose we wouldn't have had room for it anyway. Still, shame to see good craftsmanship wasted. That aside, coward? I rather thought it was quite bold placing myself aboard the Third Fleet's flagship with naught but this clever disguise and a whole lot of moxy to protect me!
(11:04:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> I was referring to my men. :: growling ::
(11:04:05 PM) CdrTKirr: Then I take my addition to Harper's comment back.
(11:04:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I actually can't argue with that logic.
(11:04:43 PM) CdrHarper: :: smug ::
(11:04:51 PM) CdrTKirr: Neither can I.
(11:05:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah, more shuttles.
(11:05:49 PM) CdrHarper: ::: swoops in like a hawk ::
(11:06:10 PM) CdrTKirr: :: practices at Tactical more ::
(11:06:41 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: presses buttons ::
(11:06:45 PM) Keith_Stone: Oh, right. Well, you have to admit, it's difficult to collect a paycheck when you're dead. Never fear, I can find a use for brave men, even those who are only brave while they're winning. As for serving me...well, allow me to list my qualifications.
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(11:07:41 PM) LtKuari: (Oops.)
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(11:07:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> A big mouth isn't a qualification!
(11:08:07 PM) CdrTKirr: (Note to self, open new tab before googling)
(11:08:58 PM) CdrHarper: :: idly barrel rolls Atlantis through some debris as she closes on more shuttles ::
(11:09:29 PM) CdrTKirr: Lieutenant Wright, scan the shuttles and have a full complement report standing by for when McKnight gets back.
(11:10:06 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Aye, Commander.
(11:10:13 PM) CdrTKirr: I'm sure he'll want to have a say of what to do with them.
(11:10:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Discovery, Soyuz, and Gemini disable the engines and shields of the fleeing heavy JUST shy of the nebula boundary, and due to a tragic communications failure, never receive the call for surrender as they tear it to bits.
(11:10:17 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: scans dutifully ::
(11:11:13 PM) CdrTKirr: :: frowns at sensors ::
(11:11:34 PM) Keith_Stone: ...Point taken, sir. Something a bit more substantial, then?
(11:11:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (And the GM tragically not wanting to deal with the logistics of a thousand prisoners)
(11:11:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> Speak already!
(11:12:00 PM) CdrTKirr: :: turns her full attention to her long range scanner panel ::
(11:12:21 PM) CdrTKirr: (Well, not long range, but not targeting either)
(11:12:54 PM) CdrTKirr: (And hey, you made them, you're God. You giveth life and taketh away...)
(11:13:03 PM) Keith_Stone: I recall you thought this stronghold of yours was pretty secure. Impregnible, even, or close enough to it that you felt secure insulting and arrogantly setting yourself as a rival to most every more established Pirate Lord currently in power.
(11:13:29 PM) Keith_Stone: I believe you've been proven wrong. No, it was not easy. Yes, I am quite good.
(11:13:37 PM) CdrTKirr: Sir, the last cruiser has been destroyed at the edge of the nebula.
(11:13:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> Get to the POINT you arrogant son of a bitch!
(11:13:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Excellent. Recall the fleet and set up a perimeter while we mop things up aboard the station.
(11:15:57 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods and contacts the fleet ::
(11:16:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The three other ships head back toward the station, and when they arrive, begin to circle like sharks.
(11:16:53 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Abruptly spins around, phaser now leveled at Renzik's snout:: I believe I already mentioned, I don't stand for bad manners, you stupid walking suitcase! You want it succinctly? Alright, ask yourself this one quick question. Do you REALLY think you're going to get a better offer?
(11:18:10 PM) Keith_Stone: Behold my generosity! To thank you for your time, I'll even spare you the indignity of being captured alive right now, if the contract isn't to your liking!
(11:18:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> :: stares at the phaser, unable to argue with the gun, but growls nonetheless as he considers ::
(11:19:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> Alright, Coburn. I accept your offer. :: mentally appends, "If only for the chance to kill you later." ::
(11:20:00 PM) CdrTKirr: Should we check on the Colonel?
(11:20:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Aye.
(11:20:22 PM) Keith_Stone: Excellent. Your thumbprint in triplicate, please.
(11:21:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> :: raises a claw? ::
(11:22:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> :: doesn't exactly have thumbprints ::
(11:24:13 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Sighs:: Just find something that can be filed and verified. The last of your defenses have now collapsed, by the way.
(11:24:44 PM) CdrTKirr: +McKnight+ Atlantis to McKnight, report.
(11:25:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> :: flicks his tongue out onto the reader and gives a tongueprint instead ::
(11:25:23 PM) CdrTKirr: (Don't think you need a database to identify that one)
(11:27:50 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Rips off his helmet, just wanting to breathe some relatively open air now that the place is secured:: +Atlantis+ We need immediate medivac. I've got 14 wounded. That's on top of over 40% casualties from the initial strike force. We're going to need to update our estimates of the financing these bastards have.
(11:30:00 PM) CdrTKirr: +McKnight+ Stand by, we're coming for you. Atlantis out. :: to Blackthorne :: Shall I assume you would have the fleet assist in evac and medical treatment?
(11:30:07 PM) Keith_Stone: ...lovely.
(11:30:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Yes, Lt. Wright can coordinate that.
(11:31:00 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Takes out a communicator:: Bonnie Prince Charlie to Mary Rose. Two for immediate transport, please. And then make for the rendezvouz coordinates, best possible sublight until we clear the nebula.
(11:31:17 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: nods and contacts sickbays on all vessels to arrange for transport ::
(11:31:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> :: grabs his bag of personal effects that he'd already packed ::
(11:33:36 PM) Keith_Stone: ::Eyes the bag before the transporter takes effect:: Don't get too comfortable, captain. Nobody commands one of my ships until I've personally certified them savvy with a blade.
(11:34:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Renzik> :: laughs, or someting that can be called a laugh, as he beams out with Coburn ::
(11:34:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:34:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:34:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:34:46 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
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(11:35:16 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: pauses just before noting that transporter signature, omg ::
(11:35:34 PM) CdrTKirr: !
(11:35:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (so noted, and useful for next week!)
(11:37:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Good sim, especially with only four :)
(11:37:51 PM) CdrTKirr: :: High-fives ::
(11:38:05 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: fistbumps ::
(11:39:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'd imagine that we're at full strength again next week, at least I hope so!
(11:40:03 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Okay, so I'm watching the Colbert Report and he's talking about equal hiring rights for women
(11:40:34 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: and he goes "Now if I refuse to hire Carol because I don't want her menstrual cycle to attract bears to my set..."
(11:40:53 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: And I laaaaaughed and laughed. Barely got a chuckle out of Aaron, though.
(11:41:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEARS
(11:41:13 PM) CdrTKirr: Yikes.
(11:41:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: GODLESS KILLING MACHINES
(11:41:30 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Is it the painkillers making that hilarious? or is Aaron just a humorless machine?
(11:42:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Likely a combination of the two
(11:42:35 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: fair enough
(11:44:27 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I'mma go put hot packs on my jaw before raid >_< Unless you don't want me to come, because I might very well be a liablility tonight
(11:44:30 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: liability
(11:45:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We just have plague to do for Undying
(11:45:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And I'm not really sure how you die to any of those bosses now
(11:46:01 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: healing fail?
(11:46:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The hard stuff is out of the way, and Xarph even survived!
(11:46:22 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: *shock*
(11:46:30 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: k will see how it goes
(11:46:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: He even lived through KT, Sapph, and Thaddius
(11:46:51 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: stunning
(11:46:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The ones I was most worried about
(11:47:06 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: that means someone is going to die on something stupid
(11:47:10 PM) CdrTKirr: Night you two raiders =P
(11:47:16 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: nini
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(11:47:37 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I'mma go take care of my face
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