Conversation with #ussatlantis at 1/19/2011 9:51:17 PM on (irc)

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(9:51:18 PM) ChanServ has changed the topic to: We begin 2390 by continuing our exploration of Gencodia! McKnight's team has discovered a working computer in the underground ruins, while on the surface, a full-fledged encampment has arisen as translation efforts continue.
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(10:01:59 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(10:02:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(10:02:35 PM) LtKuari [] entered the room.
(10:02:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hey. Sorry again about last week. I don't know if word ever got back to you, but I was completely wiped from work. I was asleep when sim time came around.
(10:02:45 PM) LtKuari: Ewps
(10:02:54 PM) CdrTKirr [] entered the room.
(10:02:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nah, never heard, but no worries. :)
(10:03:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Rachel will be along shortly. She's just heating up a cup of noodles.
(10:03:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Quality grub.
(10:04:47 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [] entered the room.
(10:05:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hi Doc
(10:05:39 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hellos
(10:10:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We're giving Percy a few minutes, FYI. She's on her way.
(10:11:10 PM) Percy [] entered the room.
(10:11:19 PM) Percy: Hello!
(10:11:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Speak of the devil!
(10:12:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The latest highlight I posted has another clue to the fate of the Gencodians, I'd suggest reading it if you haven't! It's short.
(10:14:10 PM) Percy: Kay!
(10:14:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Interesting.
(10:15:09 PM) Percy: Bum bum buuuuum!
(10:15:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, let's get going
(10:16:11 PM) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(10:16:22 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEET :: Attention!
(10:17:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: clears throat ::
(10:17:53 PM) Percy: ::AA::
(10:18:04 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(10:18:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(10:19:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Skyway cars! Computers! Leaving by some way other than spaceflight! These are the wonders that have been uncovered so far about the Gencodians, and tonight we continue to delve into the past.
(10:20:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (also the Sharks are flying recon, forgot that part)
(10:20:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:20:50 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Is there cake?
(10:21:19 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Not so much a question...but somebody should probably have been sent to fly alongside the sky car, just in case they need an emergency beam out for whatever reason. Whether that would be a Shark or not, I leave to you.
(10:21:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, the Mustangs don't have transporters - it'd have to be a shuttle.
(10:22:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Also, if there's cake, it's very very very stale.
(10:22:39 PM) CdrTKirr: 8(
(10:22:45 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :(
(10:23:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :'(
(10:23:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Petrified cake?
(10:23:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cake-rock-structures?
(10:23:17 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: *cries* Too hard to eat!
(10:23:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Anyway.
(10:23:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:23:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:23:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:23:33 PM) CdrHarper: :: still lost in translation ::
(10:23:50 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: stares at her PADD thinking of cake and nice hot coffee ::
(10:24:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: further correcting a couple of crewmen who were surreptitiously building a still behind a prefab building ::
(10:24:52 PM) CdrTKirr: :: stands supervising in front of said building, none the wiser... or is she? ::
(10:26:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: emerges from behind the building, chuckling ::
(10:27:04 PM) CdrTKirr: :: turns to peer at him questioningly ::
(10:27:34 PM) LtKuari: :: stands watch atop the dome, squashing the playful impulse to lob a clod of dirt onto a marine's head below ::
(10:28:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks :: It's nothing. How are we looking?
(10:28:35 PM) Percy: :: Down in the bowels of the caves, Percy is venturing from room to room, examining the scans from her darling robots as she does. Suddenly, a find! She picks it up, examining it.:: My my, what could YOU be? A security drone? Perhaps some kind of electromagnetic sensor? Virtual tour guide? Let's take a look.
(10:29:09 PM) Percy: :: She scans it more closely with her sonic screwdriver.::
(10:29:22 PM) Percy: Screwdriver> HONK!
(10:29:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :toot:?
(10:29:51 PM) Percy: ...Oh you're just a rock. ::Rubs her eyes:: Man I could use some non-artificial light.
(10:30:47 PM) Percy: Speaking of which....+Quinn+ Heya, still dying?
(10:31:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> +Percy+ Nice.
(10:32:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Actually, I may be doing stuff with Quinn this session. BRB with a separate sign in name.)
(10:32:12 PM) CdrTKirr: :: glances needlessly at the PADD in her hand before dropping her arm and looking about the activity instead :: Tests of the communication equipment passed an hour ago. The latest transport has been distributed and stowed. Everything is in order.
(10:32:26 PM) LtJGQuinn [] entered the room.
(10:33:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alexi's going to be impressed.
(10:33:30 PM) Percy: +Quinn+ I'll take the lack of "ARGHRISJFIET" as a no on the dying front. What's your status?
(10:34:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I bet he even claims a summer home.
(10:34:13 PM) Percy: (I just realized I've been assuming that the Sharks had been alerted of the transport and engineers in danger. Is it okay to continue with that assumption?)
(10:34:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Sure!)
(10:34:29 PM) LtJGQuinn: +Percy+ Still airborne. Speed holding steady just shy of 200 kph. Also, I can tell you this much. We seriously dropped the ball when we first pulled into orbit.
(10:35:50 PM) LtJGQuinn: +Percy+ ::Sighs at the look he gets:: Oh, also Lieutenant Gant has asked me to pass along a formal request to not talk to me until this thing lands.
(10:36:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> :: shimmers down in the center of the camp from the Discovery ::
(10:36:30 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sends an order up for some specialized equipment, includes a snackbox and a nice hot mocha also. Waits for it to beam down ::
(10:36:53 PM) CdrTKirr: :: perks an eyebrow, expressing doubt :: The lower site is coming along, but not as quickly as I anticipated. Ensign Taylor will be checking in with a progress report within the hour.
(10:37:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Speaking of Admiral Zuriyev.... :: as he approaches from behind T'Kirr ::
(10:37:45 PM) Percy: +Quinn+ Alright, but I alerted the Sharks to your situation. They should be on your 6 in no time and instituting rescue operations or at least some kind of safety protocol. :: She tries to sound unworried, but of course fails:: Stay alive up there. You two are my best.
(10:39:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> Hello to the newlyweds!
(10:39:04 PM) SydRyan [] entered the room.
(10:39:38 PM) CdrTKirr: :: turns to find the Admiral before them and greets him with a welcoming expression, for a Vulcan :: Thank you, Admiral. You look well.
(10:39:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smiles :: Alexi, welcome to Gencodia.
(10:40:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> Thank you both. Good work so far; we will have a colony here in no time. I am told there is already interest, especially from the scholarly community.
(10:41:26 PM) CdrTKirr: Of that I have no doubt. It is a... fascinating ecology.
(10:41:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I am not surprised.
(10:43:24 PM) LtJGQuinn left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(10:45:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> Perhaps I will need a summer home, Brooke would love it, yes?
(10:45:28 PM) DrRoxanneCarre left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(10:45:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (No, I have no idea why that just happened.)
(10:45:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Or that.)
(10:46:32 PM) LtJGQuinn [] entered the room.
(10:46:41 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks towards the valley :: Quite the getaway.
(10:47:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Carre just texted me to say her power went out)
(10:47:28 PM) LtKuari: :: walks in a circle ::
(10:47:43 PM) CdrTKirr: ( snow? )
(10:47:44 PM) LtJGQuinn: +Percy+ Heh, let's not let Carter hear that. Anyway, we're doing okay, really. Not reading any fluctuations in the magnetic fields keeping us up, and this force dome over us is keeping the air speed from being a problem. And on top of all that, I'm assuming this thing has to be going SOMEWHERE.
(10:48:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Cleveland)
(10:48:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm sure she would. ::chuckles ::
(10:50:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Cleveland as to where the transport is going, not why Carre is out of power)
(10:51:10 PM) Percy: :: Pulls her shark alongside (at a safe distance) the pod, putting her comm on external speaker:: This is Lieutenant (I think she's a lieutenant?) Sydney Ryan speaking. We're attempting to enact a safety formation to get you safe groundside. What is the status of your vehicle?
(10:51:21 PM) Percy: (Nooo! Not Cleveland!)
(10:51:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> I will have a look around. Keep up the good work, let your crew know I said that.
(10:51:43 PM) Percy: (Goddamnit that was the wrong account.)
(10:52:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Thanks, Admiral, we will.
(10:52:47 PM) CdrTKirr: ( Yes she is )
(10:53:35 PM) Percy: (Well at least I got that right)
(10:54:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Zuriyev> :: wanders off ::
(10:55:10 PM) CdrHarper: :: starts focusing on that character that means either ascend or transcend, and the ones around it ::
(10:55:10 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: forms up in the rear ::
(10:55:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Told you about the summer home.
(10:57:15 PM) LtKuari: :: checks the time on her HUD and bounces off the dome, taking flight towards Base for lunch ::
(10:57:34 PM) LtJGQuinn left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(10:58:05 PM) CdrTKirr: So you did. :: watches Zuriyev peek into a doorway before moving on ::
(10:58:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (So apparently, this room just fucking hates Quinn.)
(10:58:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (So does Gant!)
(10:58:45 PM) Percy: (Toopid room)
(10:59:04 PM) CdrHarper: Reality? Could that be it?
(10:59:12 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> +Syd+ Hi, Crazy Horse. Vehicle is...airborne, as you can see. Really not qualified to say whether it's operating up to spec, but the thing isn't going to run out of gas on me.
(10:59:23 PM) CdrHarper: :: starts looking for other references of that word for context clues ::
(11:00:26 PM) SydRyan: +Quinn+ Any idea where it's taking you?
(11:01:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> +Syd+ Nope! But that's pretty much why we're all out here, right?
(11:02:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hm. It's about lunchtime and that barbeque smells good.
(11:02:56 PM) CdrHarper: :: finding several references of the word in the database she's building ::
(11:03:54 PM) SydRyan: +Quinn+ I suppose it is. We'll escort you and have tractor beams at the ready, just the same.
(11:06:39 PM) CdrHarper: :: the picture slowly starts to come together :: Transcended reality? Shifting dimensions? Altered space-time?
(11:07:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> +Syd+ Acknowledged, Crazy Horse. Please stand by.
(11:07:23 PM) CdrHarper: It fits.
(11:07:33 PM) CdrHarper: +T'Kirr+ Harper to T'Kirr.
(11:07:57 PM) CdrTKirr: +Harper+ Go ahead, Commander.
(11:08:27 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::McKnight himself, by the by, is currently atop the highest peak sharing a line of sight with the main camp, overseeing the installation of an automated emergency comm relay.::
(11:08:49 PM) CdrHarper: +T'Kirr+ Commander, I believe I have discovered the fate of the Gencodians. From this, it seems they developed a way to shift dimensions, or space-time, or something. The phrase it, "transcended reality."
(11:11:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Looks at Gant:: Look, you can get off any time now. The Sharks can call up a shuttle to come alongside, and you'll be transported off in no time. But I'm seeing this ride through to the end.
(11:11:59 PM) CdrTKirr: :: shares a look with Blackthorne :: +Harper+ I'm... sure from their perspective it could seem supernatural. Or perhaps the translation is difficult to interpret correctly?
(11:12:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: listens, thinking ::
(11:13:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Gant> ::Reluctantly moves her arms out of the crossed position.:: I'll...I'd better come along too, then. You'd probably end up trying to work out how the alien power socket works. And get a hunch that maybe you can use your tongue as a conductor.
(11:13:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Gant> Because you're an idiot.
(11:13:39 PM) CdrHarper: +T'Kirr+ No ma'am, I do not believe so - I have studied this for over a day now, and based on context, I can not see another way to interpret it. It is also the last entry, chronologically.
(11:13:48 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> glances at the pod off her starboard bow, concentrating mostly on formation and awaiting orders ::
(11:14:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Grins:: Stop, I didn't bring my handkerchief.
(11:14:46 PM) CdrTKirr: +Harper+ :: nods :: With further study, we may find a scientific explanation as to what happened to the Gencodians.
(11:15:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> +Crazy Horse+ Okay, we're good. See you at Point B.
(11:15:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: There's precedent - the Enterprise encountered a being several times that could move freely through other dimensions.
(11:16:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I wonder if they're related.
(11:16:47 PM) CdrHarper: +T'Kirr+ How they did it would be a remarkable find. I have finished my work on the pillar, though.
(11:18:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The Traveler, they called him.
(11:19:18 PM) CdrTKirr: :: studies Blackthorne's face with a mix of patient amusement and acceptance :: + Harper + Good work, Commander. Take the transport to Base when you're done there and take the evening off.
(11:19:40 PM) CdrHarper: +T'Kirr+ Yes ma'am, thank you.
(11:19:48 PM) CdrHarper: :: starts packing up her gear ::
(11:20:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: senses lots of skepticism :: You don't buy it?
(11:20:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Showing a bit of initiative, McKnight is ALSO overseeing the installation of a microtorpedo battery. The first of many defensive measures he'll be recommending if they're serious about starting up a colony this deep inside pirate infested space.::
(11:20:20 PM) LtKuari: :: soars across the valley and lands upon the grassy cliff edge just outside Base ::
(11:23:33 PM) CdrHarper: :: arrives at base, her head swimming with Gencodian language ::
(11:24:32 PM) Percy: :: Somewhere, someone is debating the flight capability of a Rucaran carrying a coconut.::
(11:24:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ("What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen Rucaran?")
(11:25:12 PM) CdrHarper: :: as an offhand thought :: +Percy+ Harper to Busard.
(11:25:46 PM) CdrTKirr: It is logical to pursue what is the more likely, simplest explanation before imagining what is not known. What happened long ago still has much to be interpreted as fact through study.
(11:25:55 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Putting down his shovel, McKnight helps himself to a bottle of water before briefly rummaging through the pile that is his armor until he finds his comm badge :: +T'Kirr, or Blackthorne, or...whoever+ McKnight to base camp.
(11:26:00 PM) Percy: (I....I don't know that!)
(11:26:13 PM) Percy: +Harper+ Busard here.\
(11:26:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (*throws Percy into the abyss!*)
(11:26:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: lets T'Kirr get the phone ::
(11:26:52 PM) CdrHarper: +Busard+ Have you found any recordings of their spoken language on that computer?
(11:26:54 PM) Percy: (Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh! I was going to add "without adequate experimentation" you diiiiick....)
(11:27:20 PM) CdrTKirr: (Oh I dunno, maybe a casual 75mph?)
(11:27:34 PM) Percy: +Harper+ Afraid not, yet. I'll keep you updated.
(11:27:53 PM) CdrTKirr: +McKnight+ T'Kirr here. Go ahead, Colonel.
(11:27:55 PM) CdrHarper: +Busard+ Thanks. I would love to know how to pronounce some of these words, properly, at least. Not how I am making them up!
(11:28:28 PM) LtKuari: :: trots into camp, looking around eagerly for lunch ::
(11:28:46 PM) CdrHarper: :: gets in the barbeque line while she talks :: Is that bacon?
(11:29:40 PM) Percy: Bacon?!
(11:29:57 PM) CdrHarper: +Busard+ Yes, someone has built a grill of some sort up here, and I smell bacon.
(11:30:41 PM) SydRyan: :: Hears her stomach rumble:: Hm...
(11:31:24 PM) LtKuari: :: gets in line, standing up to look over heads ::
(11:31:58 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Breathing only a little bit heavily into the comm: +T'Kirr+ Just wanted to let you know, Echo One outpost is proceeding on schedule. We're just about done digging the foundation for some upgrades. Once we're back from lunch break, should be another two hours or so.
(11:33:19 PM) CdrTKirr: +McKnight+ Understood. Good work out there. Keep me apprised.
(11:33:25 PM) Percy: +McKnight+ Psst. They have bacon.
(11:33:46 PM) CdrHarper: :: gets to the grill :: I would like a bacon cheeseburger!
(11:33:48 PM) LtKuari: :: puts her nose to the air, sampling the menu ::
(11:34:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Looks briefly down at the pile of MREs they brought:: +T'Kirr, Busard+ I'll send Philips and Mkkran down with some doggy bags.
(11:35:27 PM) Percy: :: Sends some robots up for bacon. Then scans some more rocks::
(11:35:43 PM) CdrHarper: :: gets her cheeseburger and bacons ::
(11:35:47 PM) CdrHarper: :: bacons ::
(11:36:18 PM) CdrTKirr: +McKnight+ If you wish.
(11:36:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (5 minutes)
(11:37:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Of course, until definitive proof is found, it's best to stay open to all possibilities. But, there is at least precedent.
(11:40:02 PM) LtKuari: :: walks away from the grill with a pancake-stack of veggie burgers and sits down impromptu in the middle of camp, sliding her tongue under the top burger and flicking it into her mouth ::
(11:41:32 PM) CdrTKirr: Open to possibilities, yes. And for the sake of scientific curiosity, perhaps our findings will be "outside the box."
(11:41:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:41:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:41:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:41:55 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(11:42:05 PM) LtKuari: :: nom nom no-- ::
(11:42:08 PM) Percy: ::pause:
(11:42:21 PM) CdrHarper: :: bacons while paused ::
(11:43:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nice relaxing sim, everyone. :)
(11:43:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And there was bacon!
(11:44:49 PM) CdrTKirr: Mm. I like Echo One, Mike. Will you update our record with it?
(11:45:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Sure thing.
(11:45:42 PM) CdrTKirr: And I don't know if you saw, but I color coded updates by date
(11:46:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh, nice!
(11:46:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Keep up with the highlights and journals. We have a good thing going there. Logs too!
(11:47:21 PM) CdrTKirr: Agreed, I enjoy reading them. And writing them. =P
(11:47:56 PM) CdrTKirr: If I can pull myself away from Blender, that is... *mumbles*
(11:48:01 PM) LtKuari left the room.
(11:48:59 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Oh, and McKnight totally put in all the proper request and requisition forms for the ordnance.
(11:49:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm sure!
(11:49:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: He just then proceeded to personally approve them all.
(11:49:43 PM) CdrTKirr: Hahaha
(11:49:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Colonel's privilege!
(11:49:57 PM) CdrTKirr: I did wonder about that.
(11:50:55 PM) CdrTKirr: Anyway, good night! I've got a day of writing and modeling ahead of me and I need my brain sleep.
(11:51:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night!
(11:51:15 PM) ColDougMcKnight: G'nite!
(11:51:16 PM) Percy: Mike and I just discussed a situation in which Doug brings a belt of grenades on a date with Percy, just in case there are Jem Hadar.
(11:51:23 PM) Percy: It makes me chuckle. G'night!
(11:51:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hahaha
(11:51:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: You never know where those sneaky bastards may show up.
(11:51:50 PM) CdrTKirr: Surely they're eradicated from the Alpha Quadrant.
(11:51:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: "You couldn't just bring a phaser?"
(11:51:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: "I DID bring a phaser."
(11:52:10 PM) Percy: "...JUST a phaser would have worked."
(11:52:30 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Looks at her blankly:: So...I'm thinking chili cheese fries.
(11:52:42 PM) Percy: :: Facepalm::
(11:53:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Awesome.
(11:53:10 PM) ColDougMcKnight: "And beer. Obviously."
(11:53:19 PM) Percy: "Obviously."
(11:53:31 PM) CdrTKirr left the room.
(11:54:36 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I'm totally waiting for the right time to write a highlight in which McKnight finds a nice quiet spot with a good view of the settlement, and relaxes against a tree with some hard cider and the banjo I haven't mentioned in ages but he totally has.
(11:54:54 PM) Percy: ...I want hard cider!
(11:54:58 PM) Percy: Oh wait I still have some.
(11:55:00 PM) Percy: HAH!
(11:55:07 PM) Percy: *time to booze*
(11:55:31 PM) ColDougMcKnight: So, I'm thinking when you're busy with class tomorrow would be a perfect time for a bar run.
(11:55:39 PM) Percy: :-(
(11:55:45 PM) Percy: WAH
(11:56:55 PM) Percy: *runs off crying*
(11:57:36 PM) Percy left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(11:57:36 PM) SydRyan left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).