Conversation with #ussatlantis at 5/18/2011 9:58:43 PM on VAdmBlackthorne@opus.il.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
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(9:58:44 PM) ChanServ has changed the topic to: So, we've made first contact. So far, we've only had people shooting in our general direction, so there's that. Unfortunately, things seem to be going downhill.
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(10:01:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
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(10:05:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
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(10:05:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening! Sorry I'm a few minutes late. Rachel will be following me shortly.
(10:05:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [Mibbit@dm-34186.tukw.qwest.net] entered the room.
(10:05:54 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Evening!
(10:05:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Doc
(10:06:23 PM) LtCmdrBusard [Mibbit@dm-27274.hsd1.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(10:06:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Percy
(10:08:45 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Hoy
(10:09:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: T'Kirr will be along in a few minutes, but we can go ahead and begin if the Colonel is ready.
(10:10:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Sure. Let's have the whistle.
(10:10:25 PM) CdrHarper: *hefts Ye Olde Whistle* TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!
(10:10:36 PM) LtCmdrBusard: ::AA::
(10:10:42 PM) CdrHarper: ::AA::
(10:11:17 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(10:11:42 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay! And if you'll give me one moment...
(10:12:28 PM) ColDougMcKnight has changed the topic to: So, we've all decided to lend a helping hand. Only we have to make sure that hand isn't seen. And it's already BEEN seen. So, ideas?
(10:12:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight: And there you have it! Questions?
(10:13:07 PM) CdrHarper: :: shakes her head ::
(10:14:05 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay!
(10:14:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: BEGIN SIM
(10:14:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: BEGIN SIM
(10:14:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: BEGIN SIM
(10:14:36 PM) CdrTKirr: (Hai)
(10:14:44 PM) CdrHarper: :: at the Ops console on the bridge, going over the possibilities (Hi!) ::
(10:14:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Evening.)
(10:16:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: researching the possibilities of using the crew's disease to further enhance the effects of 'memory loss' ::
(10:16:24 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Exits the conference room after a few minutes in private (which will be logged later) with McKnight. She runs a hand through her hair in a uneasy way as she returns to her station on the bridge.::
(10:16:48 PM) CdrTKirr: EnsLogan> :: crunches scan results at Science ::
(10:17:03 PM) CdrHarper: :: as Percy enters :: Commander Busard. I have already run some calculations on a tractor beam assist that would put their ship in the correct trajectory around the star to fuel their engines.
(10:17:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Also, apologies for not having last week's log up, I've been somewhat busy!)
(10:17:49 PM) CdrTKirr: (Yes, yes you have)
(10:17:50 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Not a problem!)
(10:18:15 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Good, good. Looks like that part, at least, will be refreshingly simple.
(10:18:57 PM) CdrHarper: It does, however, look like we may need additional power to the emitters.
(10:19:32 PM) LtKuari: :: carefully releases her grip on the plate of alien vegetables and nuts and shoves aside a chair at one of the outer tables across from McGann ::
(10:21:08 PM) CdrHarper: :: hands her a PADD :: The course has to be quite precise to ensure that they both survive and gather enough fuel. More power will ensure that we can control their trajectory exactly. I assume these modifications are possible?
(10:21:10 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Takes a seat in the captain's chair, having managed by then to subdue the scowl he was wearing as he left the conference room. :: Good work. What about the physical damage to their engines from the meteoroid impact? Will their hardware be up to the job, or will it need more than gas?
(10:22:11 PM) CdrHarper: :: smiles :: Another question for our engineer.
(10:22:51 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> ::Greets her with a silent nod. In his defense, he can't manage much more at the moment. He's already started on the beer he got to wash down his burger and steak fries. ::
(10:23:13 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Sorry, distracted momentarily)
(10:23:57 PM) CdrHarper: :: sits back down in T'Kirr's chair for the moment as they talk ::
(10:24:39 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Examines the modifications Harper proposes:: Yes, that should be easily doable. As for the damage, that is something we may need to repair, if only to seem inconspicuous.
(10:25:35 PM) LtCmdrBusard: As far as function is concerned, the ship should be able to continue without too much issue.
(10:27:04 PM) CdrHarper: I imagine it will be a bit of a task to hide the repairs.
(10:28:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: A bit, hell. We may wind up needing their help just to confirm it looks like it did the last time they took a glance.
(10:28:49 PM) CdrHarper: :: smirks ::
(10:29:23 PM) ColDougMcKnight: In any case, I've made one decision so far. And Harper, I know what we talked about, but it'd really be awesome if I could not get any grief about it.
(10:29:36 PM) CdrHarper: :: looks at him ::
(10:30:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: The next away team we send over there, I'm leading personally.
(10:30:28 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Making sure it's consistent shouldn't be that much of a problem. Their computers have structural records, and we can discern from the rest of the ship the right materials to use.
(10:30:32 PM) CdrHarper: The situation is secure, I see no problem with it.
(10:30:46 PM) CdrHarper: I doubt they will shoot the people who can save their lives.
(10:31:02 PM) CdrHarper: Talk about smiting the hand that feeds you.
(10:31:21 PM) LtKuari: :: studies her plate in thought, then finally bites at something leafy, tosses her head back, and devours it in quick, bird-like motions ::
(10:33:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Nods:: Good. I'd be very much surprised if they trust us, even now, no matter how screwed they may be. It's about time the guy deciding their fates deigned to come down from Mount Olympus.
(10:34:04 PM) LtCmdrBusard: ...:: Has to restrain herself from making a joke about golden showers and turning into a duck.::
(10:34:11 PM) CdrHarper: The... home of the gods in ancient Earth mythology, yes?
(10:34:26 PM) LtCmdrBusard: One of them, yeah.
(10:34:38 PM) CdrHarper: :: pleased with herself for remembering that ::
(10:36:10 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Chuckles :: Sorry, little obscure there. Point is, these people deserve to see me personally.
(10:36:22 PM) CdrHarper: :: nods :: Shall we call them first?
(10:36:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Carre, PM.)
(10:39:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> ::Looks on in vague...fascination, maybe? :: That...that's quite a production. If you don't mind my asking, how the hell did you guys do that in zero G?
(10:40:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> Or...had you already developed some kind of artificial gravity before you ever left the homeworld?
(10:42:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I imagine they'd probably appreciate it. Send word to security. Have two of our best suited up and ready to meet us in transporter bay one. So long as we stay together and maintain a transporter lock over here, that should be enough, I think.
(10:43:00 PM) CdrHarper: +Security+ Harper to security.
(10:43:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: finds a 'better' mix of drugs that will interact with the vitamin deficiencies and get the memory loss rate to 99% :: Yay, me.
(10:43:49 PM) LtKuari: :: cocks her head sideways at McGann :: Do what, eat? I suppose the same way you do? It's actually easier, in a way. :: leans over the table somewhat, sniffing modestly at McGann's plate ::
(10:44:37 PM) LtKuari: (Erm, am I highest rank for that?)
(10:45:03 PM) CdrHarper: (I suppose Syvek would have rank, but you go ahead)
(10:45:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Nah, there's a captain down there. I'm just a little slow tonight.)
(10:45:21 PM) LtKuari: (okies)
(10:46:12 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Montrose> +Harper+ Security here. Go ahead, Commander.
(10:46:57 PM) CdrHarper: +Montrose+ Have two marines report to TR1 for away team duty. Send the best; the Colonel is going over.
(10:48:51 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Montrose> +Harper+ You'll have them, ma'am! Full assault armor?
(10:49:27 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +McKnight+ Sickbay to McKnight. New drug results to report.
(10:49:33 PM) CdrHarper: +Montrose+ Indeed. Thank you, Captain.
(10:49:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Montrose> +Harper+ Of course, ma'am. Security out.
(10:50:25 PM) CdrHarper: The marines will be there, Captain.
(10:50:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> You know, if you want a fry, all you have to do is ask. Any closer to the burger, I may have to kill you.
(10:51:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> Uh...ma'am.
(10:53:37 PM) LtKuari: :: grins :: Maybe next time. I would like to see you try, though. :: flicks her tongue and draws some nuts into her mouth ::
(10:53:55 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Nods, then taps his comm badge:: +Carre+ Do tell, Doc.
(10:54:15 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +McKnight+ I managed to find a cocktail of drugs more compatible with the ships crew physiology. It ups the effective rate to 99%.
(10:54:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Carre+ Fantastic. Got anything down there that'll make me feel better about using the first batch?
(10:54:53 PM) LtKuari: (Extra credit, doc!)
(10:55:54 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +McKnight+ Working on a tablet form that we can pass off as 'vitamins'. Oh sure, feel better drug is called 100 year old scotch!
(10:57:19 PM) CdrHarper: :: frowns :: We must to tell them. Concealing the memory wipe would be wrong.
(10:58:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Agreed. Even if I thought they were dumb enough to fall for it, I'm not going to mislead them about our intentions. Besides, I doubt they planned this trip without bringing a jar of their own vitamin supplements.
(10:58:44 PM) CdrHarper: :: relieved, again ::
(10:59:15 PM) LtCmdrBusard: I just hope they're okay with them. I mean, memory loss IS better than death in fire, yes?
(10:59:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Carre+ Stick with hypos or...whatever it is, for now. Also, I'll need a prescription. Hell, make it a double. And gather your med kit. We're heading back over there as soon as we've got permission.
(10:59:37 PM) CdrHarper: I would think so. :: to Percy ::
(11:00:03 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Also, on the record. Once this is over? I am getting SO drunk. Wanna join?
(11:00:49 PM) CdrHarper: :: grins :: That sounds like fun.
(11:01:14 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +McKnight+ :: makes an unhappy face :: Okay, hypos are in my kit. Your prescription is being filled and will be delivered to your quarters. Carre out.
(11:01:24 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> Ha! I've been reading up on your med reports. Brace myself properly, and that pounce you love so much isn't budging me. After that- ::After that, he's cut off by the sound of Kuari's comm badge chirping! ::
(11:02:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Kuari, Syvek+ Lieutenants Syvek and Kuari, report to security on the double. You're expected in transporter room one, full battle gear, ten minutes!
(11:02:41 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sweet.
(11:02:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Missed the Montrose. Whatever.)
(11:03:03 PM) LtKuari: :: stands, sharing a look with McGann :: On the double I can do! Enjoy my carrot things.
(11:03:04 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: packs up her kit and heads out to, stops to think for a moment, heads to the the bridge. ::
(11:03:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> +Montrose+ Acknowledged, captain.
(11:03:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> ::Nods politely, wishing he had a dog handy under the table. ::
(11:03:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: was already in security, and begins quickly suiting up ::
(11:04:04 PM) LtKuari: :: turns and flaps her wings, crossing half the sparsely populated lounge in one leap ::
(11:05:05 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay, then. Comm, get me Harper's old comm badge, please.
(11:05:18 PM) CdrHarper: :: nods to whatever Ensign took Ops when she got up ::
(11:05:24 PM) LtKuari: :: tears through the corridor ::
(11:06:06 PM) CdrHarper: WhateverEnsignTookOpsWhenHarperGotUp> :: hails the commbadge in question ::
(11:06:52 PM) LtKuari: :: lands on the bench at her locker and begins to suit up mechanically, her mind wandering briefly to the possibility of facing McGann and testing his theory, feeling slightly worried but thrilled at the challenge ::
(11:07:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods to Kuari :: Lieutenant.
(11:07:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> ^
(11:07:10 PM) LtKuari: (Longest NPC EVAR)
(11:07:44 PM) LtKuari: :: looks up at Syvek, her half-donned helmet bobbing comically :: Oh hi.
(11:08:16 PM) LtKuari: :: quickly adjusts it as she can't see the Vulcan properly ::
(11:08:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Would somebody else mind playing one of the other aliens, maybe the one in charge who's had the comm badge passed on to him? Just so I'm not having a conversation with myself.)
(11:08:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: finishes suiting up, double checks his weapon, which is, of course, in perfect condition :: (T'Kirr, wanna get that?)
(11:08:56 PM) LtKuari: ('Kay.)
(11:09:31 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: arrives on the Bridge, notes people still waiting around ::
(11:09:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods to Roxy ::
(11:09:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Gagh(
(11:10:02 PM) CdrHarper: :: also nods to Roxy ::
(11:10:18 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: smiles at Harper ::
(11:10:26 PM) LtKuari: :: pulls out her weapon last, checks it, and nods to Syvek :: Let's go.
(11:10:36 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Alien with badge+ Hello, am I being received over there? My name is Douglas McKnight, and I'm in command of the ship alongside you.
(11:11:16 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> (I'm going to use this window for Syvek so I don't do that anymore!) :: nods and heads to TR1 ::
(11:12:16 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: jumps and stares at the badge :: Uh, hello? Err... :: touches it, it clicks :: +Atlantis+ Hello? This is Voth, do you read me?
(11:12:34 PM) LtKuari: :: runs after him ::
(11:13:36 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: arrives in TR1 and stands at ease, waiting ::
(11:13:55 PM) CdrHarper: :: listens to Voth's voice, glad that they're not telling him of a death sentence ::
(11:14:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Voth+ I do, loud and clear. I'm calling back as my second in command promised you, to let you know we've assessed your situation as best we can, and with your permission, we'd like to beam back over to discuss our options.
(11:14:54 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Voth+ It'll be me, a couple of the officers you met earlier, and a minimal security detail.
(11:16:26 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: sighs audibly, part relief, part nerves :: +Atlantis+ Right, yes. We're ready to receive you here. Do... whatever it is you do to get here. This room, or I can't guarantee you'll be welcomed.
(11:16:42 PM) CdrHarper: :: smirks ::
(11:18:55 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Voth+ I'll take what I can get. Expect us in five minutes. And...you don't use minutes. We'll be there soon. Atlantis out.
(11:19:48 PM) CdrHarper: :: looks to McKnight expectantly ::
(11:20:54 PM) LtKuari: :: stands next to Syvek on the pad, at the ready ::
(11:21:34 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> You have been to this ship before. Is there anything I should know in advance?
(11:22:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay. Harper, Busard, Carre, with me.
(11:22:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: And with that, he leads the way to the turbolift. ::
(11:23:03 PM) CdrHarper: :: quickly stands and follows ::
(11:23:46 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Stands, rubbing the back of her neck and thinking about what will come next as she follows.::
(11:24:09 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: hoists her pack a bit higher and follows ::
(11:24:24 PM) LtKuari: :: stands motionless except for her eyes :: The crew is restless, and they're backed into a corner, which makes them dangerous and unpredictable. Be friendly.
(11:25:00 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> I shall.
(11:25:49 PM) LtKuari: :: looks down at the floor, then up at the ceiling, making sure her HUD is calibrated properly ::
(11:26:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: And in short order, McKnight enters the room and immediately gestures to the weapons locker:: Lock and load. We'll be armed and making no attempt to hide it. Given this Voth's warning, I don't think he'll think that's unreasonable.
(11:26:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: McKnight himself is, of course, armed to begin with. ::
(11:27:04 PM) CdrHarper: :: nods and grabs a hand phaser from the weapons locker, checks the charge, and attaches it to her belt ::
(11:27:14 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: snaps to when the Colonel arrives ::
(11:27:34 PM) LtKuari: :: perks up as McKnight enters ::
(11:27:56 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: snags a shiny hand phaser ::
(11:27:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Spares the Vulcan a glance. :: At ease, Lieutenant. But face plate to transparent, please.
(11:28:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Then glances to Kuari. ::
(11:28:18 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: comes to at ease, and clears his face plate ::
(11:28:30 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Does her suit even have a faceplate, or is it just the googly eye things?)
(11:28:40 PM) LtKuari: (Just the eyes)
(11:29:17 PM) LtKuari: ( \ / ) <~Alien!
(11:29:24 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: thinks if the memory wipe doesnt work these people will have nightmares about Kuari ::
(11:29:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: You...they've seen already, I guess.
(11:29:53 PM) LtKuari: :: nods, a bit confused ::
(11:30:09 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Grabs herself a phaser, hoping it does not need using, and attaches it to her toolbelt.::
(11:30:47 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Rubix> :: dancing around in Percy's quarters to the Can Can.:: Reeee!
(11:32:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> And soon enough, cue the shimmering. The away team rematerializes in the designated spot, and McKnight looks around for any sort of welcoming committee.
(11:33:07 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks for Voth.::
(11:33:30 PM) CdrHarper: :: also looks for Voth, glad to be keeping a promise ::
(11:33:35 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: is easily found, appearing to be in recovery of their startling arrival but smiling widely and looking to Harper ::
(11:34:43 PM) CdrTKirr: Ah, Commander. :: gestures to the four men at his sides who, while armed, appear to be maintaining great effort at keeping their weapons lowered ::
(11:34:59 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth>
(11:35:13 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks at the weapons, curious.::
(11:35:22 PM) CdrHarper: :: smiles at Voth :: Hello again.
(11:35:34 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: smiles ::
(11:35:46 PM) CdrHarper: May I introduce my Commanding Officer, Colonel McKnight?
(11:37:00 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods in greeting as he takes his first look around at the ship itself. :: Thank you for having us. I was just thinking...if it puts you at ease at all, it wasn't that long ago my people were designing ships not too different from this. We never did get the chance to do much by way of actually building them though, so...this is a pleasure.
(11:38:08 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: lingers dubiously at Kuari before being introduced and redirects his attention :: Ah, yes. Colonel. :: greets him with a head nod :: Thank you, I'm sure I can take comfort in that, but only so far given the circumstances. I'm sure you understand.
(11:39:22 PM) CdrHarper: :: keeps smiling reassuringly to hopefully subconsciously let Voth know that they'll help, before the words are said ::
(11:40:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Right, circumstances...well, let me lead with this, then. We've looked at the problem, as I said. And we can fix it. We can pull you properly back on course, and even make repairs to your engines.
(11:41:19 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: looks 'friendly' :::
(11:42:33 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: appears more relieved as he listens, nodding along with McKnight's words :: This is great news!
(11:42:44 PM) CdrHarper: :: nods at him ::
(11:42:48 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Waits for the "But"::
(11:44:01 PM) LtKuari: :: keeps her focus on the two left guards closer to her ::
(11:44:20 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: also watching the guards while looking friendly ::
(11:44:23 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I'd hope so. And we intend to do exactly that. But not being here, I don't know how much of a chance Commander Harper here got a chance to explain...about why we felt forced to board your vessel in the first place. I'm well aware you weren;t too keen on having uninvited guests. I assure you, it's the same with us.
(11:46:36 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (pm kuari)
(11:46:45 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: nods, appearing to have already given the topic serious thought :: We were taken quite off guard. It seems, however, that fate has brought you to us right as we needed it. I didn't sign up for this to die in my sleep.
(11:48:24 PM) CdrHarper: :: thanks whatever deity might be listening that they're not going to let them die in their sleep ::
(11:48:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Believe me, there are worse ways to go. Believe me, I've had folks try to inflict a fair few of them on me. But I digress. There's a problem. And that problem, no offense meant...is you.
(11:49:27 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: inconspicuously runs a medi-scan to make sure the formula will work correctly ::
(11:50:23 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: narrows his eyes :: Beg your pardon?
(11:50:55 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: hopes this actually goes well, doesnt look promising ::
(11:51:26 PM) CdrHarper: :: tries to not bite her lip ::
(11:51:42 PM) CdrTKirr: :: holds an arm out as two of his guards move restlessly ::
(11:51:45 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth>
(11:52:31 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Puts up his hands in what he hopes is a placating gesture to both cultures, sighing in resignation. :: Well, it's us. See, the service we work for? It has laws that we're all sworn to uphold. And we've come dangerously close now to breaking the most important one.
(11:53:14 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: crosses his arms and licks his lips tolerantly :: Which is?
(11:53:16 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: nods in agreement ::
(11:54:06 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Your ship? It uses sleeper pods because at the speeds you can manage, your journey will take a lifetime or more, right?
(11:55:19 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: sets his jaw, attempting to not appear looked down upon :: The better part of, yes.
(11:56:25 PM) CdrHarper: :: keeps up the reassuring smile with some trepidation ::
(11:56:30 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Our ship does not use sleeper pods. We don't need sleeper pods, because we have the means to travel through space at several thousand times the speed of light. Well, technically the ship itself doesn't move that fast, but we can do this space bendy thing that...really isnt important right now. The point is, we call it warp drive, and it makes us very fast
(11:57:15 PM) LtKuari: :: watches the guards carefully, prepared for a bad reaction ::
(11:58:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: .
(11:58:26 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: looks skeptical for a moment, but it passes as the whole shimmery thing sinks in as possibly just a taste of this alien technology ::
(12:00:03 AM) CdrTKirr: Voth> All right, so you're a futuristic alien race with tech I can't even begin to understand. What's it to me and my crew, except for saving us from our current situation?
(12:00:37 AM) CdrHarper: :: waits for it ::
(12:00:42 AM) ColDougMcKnight: That capability is obviously critical if any race is planning to expand meaningfully out into the stars. And our highest law is that a culture must be allowed to advance to thatr point at its own pace, in its own way, with no interference from us.
(12:00:47 AM) ColDougMcKnight: None. At all.
(12:01:20 AM) CdrHarper: That is is why we were trying to hide our presence from your ship, when you woke up.
(12:01:44 AM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: stares at McKnight :: So... what, you have to kill us in the end anyway?
(12:01:59 AM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Wide eyes::
(12:02:00 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: grins ::
(12:02:30 AM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: throws his hands up :: Get to the point, Colonel. If you haven't noticed, I've got a ship full of insomniacs to save.
(12:03:44 AM) ColDougMcKnight: The point is that however we do this, it has to be done in such a way that no trace of our presence, hell, of our existence is left behind that can be sent on back to your homeworld. That includes computer records, sensor telemetry...and yes, even word of mouth.
(12:04:27 AM) ColDougMcKnight: (It has been pointed out to me that it's after midnight. Oops. Shall we stop here, then?)
(12:04:42 AM) CdrHarper: (Up to y'all)
(12:05:13 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: (probably a good stopping point, cliff hanger as it were)
(12:05:13 AM) ColDougMcKnight: (Well, Liz has her lifeguarding seminar in the morning, doesn't she?)
(12:05:27 AM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: crosses his arms again, nodding as he thinks it through :: All right. I'm following most of that. The latter I'm guessing is more of your superior technology. :: doesn't sound enthusiastic at all ::
(12:05:36 AM) CdrTKirr: (inservice, yes... surprised you remembered)
(12:05:48 AM) CdrTKirr: (The whole jumping in a lake thing)
(12:05:57 AM) ColDougMcKnight: (My memory, at times, is not too shabby. Okay, then!)
(12:06:01 AM) ColDougMcKnight: PAUSE SIM
(12:06:03 AM) ColDougMcKnight: PAUSE SIM
(12:06:05 AM) ColDougMcKnight: PAUSE SIM
(12:06:11 AM) CdrHarper: ::paused::
(12:06:17 AM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Le pause::
(12:06:30 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pauses ::
(12:06:33 AM) LtKuari: :: pauses ::
(12:06:46 AM) CdrTKirr: Hm, all right then
(12:06:57 AM) CdrHarper: Nice sim!
(12:07:30 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Ah, glad you enjoyed it. Sorry if it was a bit slow. Had a little trouble pulling my thoughts together tonight.
(12:08:11 AM) CdrHarper: I had fun :)
(12:08:52 AM) LtCmdrBusard: Indeed!
(12:09:08 AM) CdrTKirr: I suppose you're excused.
(12:09:22 AM) CdrTKirr: And with that, I really gotta sleep. =P Thanks! Night.
(12:09:22 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: cues cheesy organ music :: Will Voth go along with the plan? Will the drugs work? Stay tuned for the answers next week!!!
(12:09:35 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Night and good luck
(12:09:42 AM) LtCmdrBusard: Sleeeeep.
(12:09:51 AM) CdrTKirr left the room.
(12:09:53 AM) LtKuari left the room.
(12:09:58 AM) LtCmdrBusard: Later all!
(12:10:03 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Night people, see you next week.
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(12:10:43 AM) CdrHarper: Night all
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