Conversation with #ussatlantis at 12/1/2010 9:53:23 PM on (irc)

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(9:53:23 PM) ChanServ has changed the topic to: We continue our exploration of the spectacular moon and its ancient civilization. Underground ruins have been located, and translation of the pillar continues.
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(9:58:30 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: hiyo
(9:58:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
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(10:00:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya T'Kirr
(10:00:14 PM) CdrTKirr: Hey
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(10:00:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(10:01:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Mike
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(10:06:40 PM) Percy [] entered the room.
(10:07:00 PM) CdrTKirr: Hello hello.
(10:07:08 PM) Percy: Heya.
(10:07:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Percy
(10:08:11 PM) CdrTKirr: Oh by the way, it's spelled "Jadoon".
(10:08:36 PM) CdrTKirr: I fail... "Judoon"
(10:09:33 PM) Percy: Ah, wasn't sure.
(10:10:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then, let's get going!
(10:10:25 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEET :: Attention!
(10:10:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(10:10:38 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: ::AA::
(10:10:43 PM) LtKuari: :: gargoyle ::
(10:11:27 PM) Percy: ::AA::
(10:11:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: McKnight's team has erected a seal to prevent any dormant pathogens from escaping the airtight ruins as they proceed downward. Meanwhile, Harper has made a breakthrough and determined the pillar contains a record of art, religion, science, and literature.
(10:12:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questons?
(10:12:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions, even?
(10:12:18 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: blah blah blah cookie?
(10:12:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Blah blah blah no.
(10:12:52 PM) CdrTKirr: No.
(10:12:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:12:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:13:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:13:40 PM) CdrHarper: :: eagerly scanning and translating data into her tricorder, and sending sciency stuff over to Wright ::
(10:14:20 PM) CdrTKirr: :: is busy directing personnel, eyeing Science proceedings not-enviously ::
(10:15:13 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: eagerly receiving science-y stuff, mumbling to herself while disseminating data to her team ::
(10:15:27 PM) LtKuari: :: looks down at the ruin from the tallest tree, monitoring while she takes a breather ::
(10:15:56 PM) CdrHarper: :: looks to the skies as more about flight comes in:: I think they did fly on a native winged creature, at least for a while.
(10:17:41 PM) Percy: :: Considering that her specialty is...generally uninvolved in archaeology, save for perhaps fixing drilling machines, Percy has chosen to join the security group, maintaining a vigilant eye on the readings of the seal, and anything strange within its barriers.::
(10:18:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'd imagine if they had lasers, they'd evolved powered flight as well.
(10:18:53 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: peers over her tricorder at Harper :: Can you tell what kind of societal system they had? Was it slaves or free artisans who made these things? Did they have, like, a god-king figure they're talking about, or anything you can discern regarding their mythology?
(10:19:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Relinquishing his hold on the freshly relinquished length of rope, McKnight drops down softly into the dull pool of light at the bottom of the shaft, and takes his first good look at the shaft's interior, identical metallic strips running the length in particular. :: Expert opinion, Percy. Those don't look too different from the mag lev strips we use.
(10:19:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: To move our turbolifts around, I mean.
(10:20:27 PM) CdrHarper: What I have read so far of the religion unsurprisingly features the planet in the sky as a benevolent guardian.
(10:21:23 PM) CdrHarper: I believe it fell out of favor as their science advanced.
(10:21:26 PM) CdrTKirr: Science004> :: approaches Wright :: Ma'am. The area scan for suitable camp zones.
(10:23:04 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: skims over data :: Does the team have any particular recommendations, $TeamMemberLexyPromisesToNameThisWeek?
(10:23:32 PM) LtKuari: :: adjusts her footing and almost trips, looking down to correct herself :: Yikes, it's been a while since I've sat in a tree... :: blinks and looks closer at some markings on the trunk ::
(10:25:30 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks up :: Sites A and D look ideal to me. Thank you, $TeamMember, I'll notify the command staff.
(10:25:31 PM) Percy: Huh. You know, you're right. :: Scans the strips, quirking an eyebrow:: The strips DO have strong magnetic properties, although time and use may have caused the power to diminish.
(10:25:58 PM) CdrHarper: I have seen nothing about slave labor yet, but I also have nothing on the purpose or origin of the coloumn.
(10:26:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Perhaps it's in a bootnote at the end.
(10:26:50 PM) CdrTKirr: Science004> :: nods and goes on her way ::
(10:26:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Oh, that's alright. My boys and I needed the workout anyway. But if that's what they do, then that lends credence to the idea of this being an elevator shaft. Meaning...:: And with that, he looks down around their feet, looking for a roof access hatch to the car proper. ::
(10:28:19 PM) CdrHarper: :: shrugs and skips to the end ::
(10:28:25 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: nods at Harper :: Excuse me for a moment, Commander. :: makes her way over to T'Kirr and offers her a local area map :: Commander, here are the results from our local survey for suitable camp zones. These two look particularly good to me. :: indicates ::
(10:29:42 PM) LtKuari: It seems I've found someone's favorite perch... something rather large. :: sniffs at the marks and looks around warily, suddenly feeling the discomfort of not being the highest being in the food chain :: Right. Time to pull back. :: dives off the branch and drops towards the ruins ::
(10:30:15 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( afk for just a minute ))
(10:31:08 PM) Percy: :: Looks around for an opening:: Interesting that two potentially completely separate cultures would develop such similar technologies. Of course, now that I've said that, it's going to turn out that this culture was actually a lost colony from earth that got forced through....I dunno, some wormhole device in Egypt or something.
(10:32:00 PM) CdrTKirr: :: crosses her hands behind her, peering :: Agreed. Those two on the trail to the ruins would be centrally located, and better if the ruins turn out to be much more than this. All are clear of disturbing any artifacts.
(10:33:31 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Bingo. Also, what? ::In the dim light, he has to kneel down to find it, but he eventually makes out the outline of the hatch he seeks. Unfortunately, his initial attempts to pry it open with his hands prove...frustrating. Fortunately, he brought the appropriate tools for the job with him.::
(10:34:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Unslings his rifle and takes it in both hands, as one would a quarterstaff or...I dunno, a crowbar maybe. :: Not a word to Wright, okay?
(10:34:51 PM) LtKuari: :: struggles into a flare in her haste and lands on the ground for the first time since beginning her reconassance and enters the ruin ::
(10:35:34 PM) CdrHarper: It does seem to be a record of their achievements, I believe in commemoration of an anniversary.
(10:35:48 PM) Percy: :: Snickers:: My lips are sealed. But if someone else tells her, she's going to go rabid on you.
(10:36:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: CLANG CLANG CLANG :: This too requires some effort, but in relatively short order, brute force and the butt of a Star Fleet service rifle overcome the weight of age long neglect, and the hatch drops open. Well...drops period, but either way, entrance! ::
(10:38:22 PM) LtKuari: :: approaches McKnight :: Sir. Finished with my scouting mission, sir.
(10:38:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hmmm, so what happened.
(10:39:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: There have to be some records somewhere of what brought an end to this civilization.
(10:40:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (maybe they won a space race victory and the game ended)
(10:40:23 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ( McKnight's actually a football field's length underground at the moment. She could get to him, but she'd have to...beam into the containment dome or something before she could descend the shaft.)
(10:41:01 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: ( :: senses a disturbance in the force! :: )
(10:41:48 PM) LtKuari: (My bad, I'm speaking to the marine stationed... as far as I can go, then.)
(10:42:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (That works. I'll bring in McGann. Haven't seen him in awhile.)
(10:42:45 PM) LtKuari: (Yay for war heroes!)
(10:43:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> ::Nods:: Sir. Welcome back, then. Anything bear passing along?
(10:43:43 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: nods at T'Kirr :: I agree, Commander. In face, I think this site here would probably be idea as a science base camp, since it's down nearest all of the sites we're documenting, and this site is on a low ridge and has a fairly good 360 view. Probably good for an operations base?
(10:43:59 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( fact... not face. ))
(10:44:54 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods :: I'll inform the Admiral and get back to you.
(10:45:42 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: nods :: Thank you, Commander. If you've excuse me, I'll go back to assisting Commander Harper?
(10:45:54 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( you'll.... ))
(10:46:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Grins up at Percy :: Now if there's anything I've learned from all the old movies, that there's archeology, American style.
(10:46:09 PM) CdrTKirr: Please do.
(10:46:27 PM) CdrTKirr: (Indiana Jones has corrupted us all)
(10:47:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Snakes... why'd it have to be snakes!)
(10:47:55 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( It's been a long day. -_-;; )) Thank you, Commander. :: makes her way back up to Harper and notices that she's moved :: Something new, Commander? How may I assist?
(10:48:34 PM) Percy: :: Grins and shakes her head:: Well done, sir. I'm sure you'll set a great example for scientists of the future. :: Looks down the hole:: So...heavily armored gentlemen and ladies first?
(10:48:48 PM) CdrHarper: The Admiral is particularly interested in records of what ended this civilization, but I have found nothing so far.
(10:48:59 PM) LtKuari: Yes, sir. There seems to be a large creature living here. I may be wrong, but it appears to be a predator. And if I'm not further mistaken, it can fly. I'm... probably not in as good of shape as it is. I thought it best to stay out of its territory until we can learn more about it.
(10:49:04 PM) Percy: (*heavily armed)
(10:49:23 PM) CdrHarper: The, I believe he called it a bootnote? says that the pillar is a commemoration of their achievements in celebration of an anniversary.
(10:50:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Stands back up and kicks the glow sticks down into the lift car before pounding on the wall of the shaft and turning up his helmet mic.:: Okay, we've got a another door, at least! Come on down!
(10:50:49 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: peering down at inscriptions :: A "footnote" is what he meant, I'm sure.
(10:51:23 PM) CdrTKirr: ( Assuming Blackthorne wandered off ) :: approaches Ian and offers him a PADD :: Science has determined these areas suitable for camp. Permission to begin construction.
(10:52:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks it over :: Yes, those work. Granted.
(10:52:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: And before going down, he extends a hand to Percy :: I'm fine with sticking my head out first. Just lemme borrow your...sonic prybar, or whatever you've got.
(10:52:44 PM) CdrHarper: Either way, such records are not here.
(10:52:59 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: points at some characters :: I'm nowhere near as experienced with exotic languages as you are, but this section in particular looks a little different from the surrounding sections. At least, I don't see these characters anywhere else. Have you translated these?
(10:52:59 PM) CdrHarper: But look, more science. :: gets some data about their medical ability and passes it over ::
(10:54:13 PM) CdrHarper: :: looks at the characters ::
(10:54:31 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods and holds the PADD between her hands behind her and stands abreast of him, looking where he had been looking ::
(10:54:33 PM) Percy: ::Grumbles:: It's a LASER prybar, but fine. ::Hands him a gadget that is, very literally, a prybar with a cutting laser on the other end of it::
(10:55:37 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Ooooh, science. :: skims data :: Fascinating! Am I reading this right? Looks like kind of an odd mixture of very specialized herbal medicines and shamanistic healing and some... surprisingly advanced surgical techniques?
(10:57:06 PM) CdrHarper: You are correct, Lieutenant.
(10:57:17 PM) CdrHarper: :: examines the characters closely :: Oh, these appear to be a form of calligraphy.
(10:57:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Thanks. :: And after hopping down, of course the door couldn't be open already. But at least the door separation is clear enough, so with a minimum of laser cutting, he manages to get the door open a couple inches. This is quickly widened with the arrival of more marines, not that they can initially see much. ::
(10:57:46 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: idly wonders to herself whether Carre would be interested in reviewing the medical data later ::
(10:57:51 PM) LtKuari: :: shifts from one foot to another, to another, and then the other before McGann ::
(10:57:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> This would be a BIG flying predator, I'm guessing?
(10:58:07 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Oh? Why would they use calligraphy in this spot specifically?
(10:58:47 PM) LtKuari: Bigger than me, sir. Unless they have abnormally large claws.
(11:00:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> Well, it'll be hard to miss, then. But I'll pass the word along for all units to keep their weapons ready and an eye on their motion trackers.
(11:00:21 PM) CdrHarper: :: understanding crosses her face :: This is a holy scripture.
(11:00:48 PM) LtKuari: :: looks about, a slight tone of worry evident :: If I may ask, sir, where is Colonel McKnight?
(11:00:53 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: leans in closer with sudden excitement :: ooo! What does it say??
(11:01:30 PM) Percy: :: Hops down somewhere in the middle of the crowd and, thanking her generally awkward tall height for once, looks over a couple of shorter marines
(11:01:43 PM) Percy: *'s heads as the door begins to open::
(11:02:02 PM) Percy: (Toopid keyboard gremlins)
(11:02:16 PM) CdrTKirr: (Not feeding them properly?)
(11:02:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> :: Simply points the the small pyramid structure with marines clustered around the newly opened entryway, waiting their turn to rappel down. McGann gestures that direction as well. :: Seeing how deep the rabbit hole goes.
(11:03:21 PM) LtKuari: :: looks over, eyes widen larger than usual :: If I may, sir? Unless you have a task for me?
(11:03:58 PM) Percy: (Well, there's only so much Mr. Pibb in the world!)
(11:04:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Regardless of your view, it's pitch black beyond the elevator, so McKnight breaks another couple of glowsticks and tosses them out into the abyss. :: Okay, go to night vision, fan out and secure this entrance.
(11:04:44 PM) CdrHarper: "XOTHOS, the benevolent watcher, protector of all life, shall forever remain with us, lighting our way."
(11:05:08 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: recording as Harper translates ::
(11:06:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks up in the sky as she reads :: Xothos, clearly.
(11:07:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> By a means. You won't have room to fly or glide or anything, but the shaft's big enough to stretch your wings a bit. You'll just need to beam in vie Atlantis, know.
(11:07:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Gestures to the quarantine dome separating them.::
(11:07:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (*all means)
(11:08:07 PM) Percy: :: Looks inside, noting, first of all, how vast and open the area is. The walls were etched with symbols that, no doubt, someone far more adept at linguistics would find enlightenment in. Still, Percy couldn't help but feel a certain electric buzz of excitement as they penetrated a chamber that had likely been untouched for centuries, millenia even.::
(11:08:13 PM) LtKuari: :: cocks her head, clearly not understanding ::
(11:08:52 PM) Percy: ....Gosh.
(11:09:06 PM) CdrHarper: I believe it's more here as a cultural record. By the time of this pillar, they didn't believe the planet to be a deity any more.
(11:09:28 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> Huh, you HAVE been on a break. Level 9 quarantine field. The Colonel wanted to plan against any sort of pathogen release. The pyramid was an air tight seal before we opened it.
(11:09:55 PM) CdrTKirr: You're saying the moon is named "Xothos"?
(11:10:12 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: has and idea and pulls out a thingie upon which to do some semi-complicated calculations ::
(11:10:15 PM) CdrHarper: No ma'am. The planet is Xothos, at least according to them.
(11:11:36 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Begins thinking out loud, wondering at the reason for such expansiveness in an underground construction. :: Built to allow movement of heavy machinery, maybe? Or is this just some sort of common area?
(11:11:44 PM) CdrTKirr: And therefore would be named the same?
(11:12:44 PM) CdrHarper: I can not find a record of the name of the moon, at least yet.
(11:13:27 PM) LtKuari: :: blinks in confusion and looks at the knot of marines :: Is that not where they're going?
(11:13:40 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I need more data, buuuuuut, :: taptaptap :: my preliminary calculations show that this... complex.. :: indicates the pillar and cubes with a sweep of her arm :: ...could potentially be positioned in such a way that is significant to predicting astrological events, specifically those as relate to Xothos.
(11:14:01 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Like Stonehenge, kinda.
(11:14:29 PM) CdrHarper: That would make sense.
(11:14:33 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> Yep. Which is why we're all wearing the armor with the sealed environmentals.
(11:15:27 PM) Percy: Well....:: She says, as she looks around the room.:: I don't see any tracks or indentations or rails indication heavy machinery, but that doesn't really mean anything. Based on the strips we saw in the shaft, it's possible the civilization had access to hovering technology. So...your guess is as good as mine.
(11:16:57 PM) LtKuari: Oh... right. :: looks sheepish :: Permission to proceed, sir?
(11:17:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Run a simulation on the apparent motion of the planet and star with respect to the stone formation.
(11:18:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Kuari is a junior officer, isn't she?)
(11:18:38 PM) LtKuari: (LtJG)
(11:19:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Right, thought so. She outranks McGann, then. He's an enlisted man. Sergeant, specifically.)
(11:20:14 PM) LtKuari: (Sorry 2nd Lt, not navy)
(11:20:25 PM) CdrHarper: Accurate mathematical calculations of the orbits of the moon, planet, and star are right here. :: points on her padd at translated data ::
(11:20:29 PM) LtKuari: (Bah, what do I know of ranks =/)
(11:21:15 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: uses data to plug into simulation ::
(11:22:25 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: squints up at the planet and back at her simulation :: It looks like the orientation of the moon with regard to the planet has shifted a little in the intervening millenia.
(11:23:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Alright, well we're not going to learn much standing around here. Let's split up. Groups of three, all of whom will check in with the surface every 15 minutes. Percy, you're with me.
(11:23:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: To be expected.
(11:23:54 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: You know what,...
(11:24:33 PM) LtKuari: :: shimmers into the quarantine dome ::
(11:25:08 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Some of these appear to be indicative of the transit patterns of the larger moons that are orbiting between us and the planet. Clearly not big enough to eclipse, of course, but big enough to observe with the naked eye.
(11:25:42 PM) CdrHarper: I think I have seen names for those moons.
(11:27:42 PM) Percy: Yes, sir. If I could just have a moment, though...:: Opening a couple of pockets, Percy lets a couple of the minibots onto the ground, and looks at them as if commanding a tiny mechanical regiment.:: Alright guys, I want you to image and record everything you can so that nothing gets lost if there's a cave-in. Transmit to my PADD frequency every five minutes.
(11:28:31 PM) Percy: ::Stands, and as an afterthought:: Oh, and don't get stepped on. :: She then looks to McKnight:: Okay, lead away.
(11:28:34 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I'm fairly certain about at least 3 different lunar transits.
(11:28:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ...nice.
(11:29:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It does make sense that so prominent a celestial object would be of this much interest to them.
(11:29:48 PM) Percy: Yeah, well...yours are nicer dressed. :: She smiles:: But they work okay for me.
(11:31:34 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: It looks like the nearest moon that these are identifying is probably pretty close to the median size of the moons of this planet, according to our observations on the way in, but it has an exceptionally long orbit. Nearly twice as the orbital speed of this satellite, for example. So the transits could actually take a significantly long time, ...
(11:32:03 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (*half the orbital sped...)
(11:32:08 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (*speed...)
(11:33:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(11:33:47 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: So it may be a culturally significant astrological event, when this moon is, uh... 'passing' that moon.
(11:34:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(11:35:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: That could very well be the case.
(11:35:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Sorry, apparently I disconnected.)
(11:35:05 PM) LtKuari: :: spots McKnight, sighs in relief, then trots towards him and Percy and dodges a bot dashing purposefully by, busy as an ant ::
(11:35:50 PM) CdrTKirr: Fascinating what celestial events can do to a culture.
(11:35:53 PM) CdrHarper: The nearest moon was called Yros, I believe.
(11:36:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Five minute warning!)
(11:37:11 PM) Percy: Random Greek Scientist> Man that makes me hungry.
(11:37:30 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Glances back at the sound of running...paws? Ah, yes. :: Lieutenant. Anything worthwhile to report?
(11:38:16 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Hmm. Commander Harper,.. :: tappitytap :: ...have you seen anything referring to an event when this moon and the three other moons align with Xothos? It looks like it would be a fairly infrequent event.
(11:39:07 PM) LtKuari: Possibly something that flies that's bigger than me. Haven't seen one yet, but McGann is having everyone be on guard. :: slows to a stop ::
(11:39:21 PM) CdrHarper: Not yet, but I shall look for it.
(11:40:01 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: But these numbers indicate that it would happen.... rooooughly every sixty-four hundred years.
(11:40:28 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: So it may be that they never observed it during the civilization stage of their race.
(11:40:48 PM) CdrTKirr: Quite possibly.
(11:40:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: When is the next such alignment?
(11:42:27 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I need to do a more extensive orbital survey to get exact numbers. The closest I can say for sure is within the next 100 years.
(11:43:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:43:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:43:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:43:30 PM) Percy: I hope it's not a giant bat.
(11:43:33 PM) Percy: ::paused::
(11:43:35 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(11:44:05 PM) CdrTKirr: What luck, I'll live to see the alignment.
(11:44:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm liking this moon more and more (STOP IT MIKE)
(11:44:24 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Remind me later that there would've been an orbital alignment about 850 years after the stone was quarried.
(11:44:45 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Because it would be TOO HARD to figure it out with 30 seconds and a calculator again.
(11:45:07 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Also :: || ::
(11:45:25 PM) Percy: Oh thank goodness. My lappy has been spared.
(11:46:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Everyone have a chance to poke around the new site?
(11:46:16 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: No, but I will now that NaNoWriMo is over
(11:46:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It's a prime time to post a highlight!
(11:47:14 PM) CdrTKirr: Spitting out a Highlight is way easy. A few paragraphs of whatever you're thinking, poof! Don't have to come up with a storyline or anything.
(11:47:36 PM) Percy: Indeed! I could post one about Percy's sudden fear of being eaten by giant bats!
(11:47:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: What out for grues.
(11:47:45 PM) Percy: Or...y'know, something actually substantial.
(11:47:46 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Can I post an entry to my personal log from shortly after Lexy came aboard so I can introduce my staff? >>; Or does it have to be current?
(11:47:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Watch
(11:47:48 PM) Percy: Oh no!
(11:47:54 PM) Percy: Wait. But wasn't that in an attic?
(11:48:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You can backdate, yes
(11:48:02 PM) Percy: I thought grues were in the attic.
(11:48:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Grues can be anywhere!
(11:48:23 PM) Percy: Oh NO!
(11:49:04 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Any good resources I can refer to to tell me how many people are usually on the Science staff, what their potential ranks would be,....
(11:49:17 PM) CdrTKirr: That sounds great. I look forward to finding out about some Sciency people of yours.
(11:49:38 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: <3
(11:49:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The specs page says we have a normal crew of 1125
(11:50:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: As for how many of that would be science, I'm not sure right now.
(11:50:33 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I was thinking like 3 senior staff (other than me) and 5 or 6 grunts?
(11:50:58 PM) CdrTKirr: I never did determine that when I was CSci.
(11:51:01 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Stupid question: I'm assuming none of my staff would outrank me...?
(11:51:42 PM) CdrTKirr: Pfft, we ARE the senior staff.
(11:51:58 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I meant, senior to the other people on the science staff
(11:52:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It's possible, but for the sake of ease, no.
(11:52:05 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: High ranking NCOs
(11:53:02 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: So maybe an Ensign or two and a handful of NCOs of various grades?
(11:53:58 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Sorry, I just don't want to make a bonehead canon error on my first post. >>;
(11:54:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yep
(11:54:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Just send me what you come up with and I can look over it before you post.
(11:54:44 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Okays.
(11:54:50 PM) CdrTKirr: Also, all of you but Wright will remember last New Year's party. Blackthorne proposed to T'Kirr, and since it's poor form to have an engagement longer than a year and since it's impossible to now make it less, the wedding will be on the 29th, Wednesday's New Year's sim. Everyone loves a party!
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(11:56:11 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Yay party!
(11:56:36 PM) CdrTKirr: I hope everyone can make it. I'll even order Kuari to give rides.
(11:56:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Woooohooo! P-A-R-T-Y! Why? Because we gotta!
(11:57:45 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: It's possible that my new job will require me to work late on extremely short notice (like, I won't know until that afternoon), but failing that I will definitely be here!
(11:59:04 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: And I promise to write at least one entry-ma-thing before next week.
(11:59:04 PM) CdrTKirr: There will be chocolate.
(11:59:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yay entry-ma-things.
(11:59:19 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Believe me, I'd rather be there than at work :D
(11:59:41 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Okays, <3 gotta go! Thanks, y'all :)
(11:59:57 PM) CdrTKirr: See you next week. =) I'll comment on your log sooner.
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(12:00:30 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: G'night folks!
(12:01:17 AM) CdrTKirr: Good night.
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