Conversation with #ussatlantis at 6/15/2011 9:53:25 PM on (irc)

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(9:53:25 PM) ChanServ has changed the topic to: Last time, we managed to explain pretty clearly to our reluctant hosts precisely what the problem was. Now, we get to try and sell them a solution, and deal with any potential backlash from that.
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(9:56:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:57:01 PM) CdrTKirr: Hiya... bio
(10:02:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(10:02:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Evening.
(10:04:19 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening!
(10:06:41 PM) CdrTKirr: Back
(10:06:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: New highlight up, btw
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(10:09:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Oh, Rachel asks me to let you know she's having some trouble with her computer. Being a little screwy, apparently. But she'll be on as soon as she can.
(10:09:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Also, evening Doc.
(10:10:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Doc
(10:10:17 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hiya, I was reading logs! Sorry.
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(10:11:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya doc
(10:11:38 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Hey all.
(10:11:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hi, hun!
(10:11:57 PM) mode (+o ColDougMcKnight) by VAdmBlackthorne
(10:12:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: OK, tonight is technically Atlantis's 14th anniversary! (Well, last night was.)
(10:12:32 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Woot! Happy 14th!
(10:12:37 PM) CdrTKirr: Guh, I can't read this on a 40" how do I increase text size in Pidgin? o.0
(10:12:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: However, in the interest of the story, and the fact that we left off last week on a cliffhanger, we will postpone the party.
(10:13:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: ctrl + +?
(10:14:22 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I will get us to party as quickly as possible!
(10:14:33 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Within reason, of course, but I've been missing Lost Harbor a bit myself.
(10:14:43 PM) CdrTKirr: Yeah I tried that first thing Carre, doesn't work
(10:14:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: So, in the interest of that, the show's all yours, Colonel! :: tosses him the keys :;
(10:15:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay, then!
(10:15:12 PM) CdrTKirr: *squints*
(10:15:15 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Yes, hello from...across the room :-P
(10:15:15 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Tosses Harper the whistle::
(10:15:23 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Oh whoops.
(10:15:32 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Uh...that was pretty lagged. ::AA!::
(10:16:11 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: wiggles her finger in her ear to dispel the noise, aa ::
(10:16:48 PM) CdrTKirr: ::AA:: I think
(10:18:22 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Alright, thank you Commander!
(10:19:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: So, when last we left off, preparations were underway to implement the "Dose the crew, fix their boat, and be on our merry way." plan. Only after delivering news of the crew's acceptance, Voth was very strongly encouraged to attend a clandestine meeting.
(10:20:36 PM) ColDougMcKnight: So, those aboard the sleeper ship have their assignments, and are awaiting arrival of backup. The sleeper ship's actual crew...well, you'll see! Any questions?
(10:22:27 PM) CdrHarper: Sharks are still on the long trip back to Atlantis, yes?
(10:23:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Indeed. At present, normal cruising speed, they're still looking at a bit of a trip back.
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(10:23:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Admittedly a very scenic one, space and all!
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(10:24:34 PM) CdrTKirr [] entered the room.
(10:24:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (WB)
(10:24:51 PM) CdrTKirr: Size 20, can read it now. =D
(10:24:58 PM) CdrHarper: Yay!
(10:25:50 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Hoorah!
(10:25:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: So...any further questions?
(10:27:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay, guess not.
(10:27:06 PM) ColDougMcKnight: BEGIN SIM
(10:27:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: BEGIN SIM
(10:27:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: BEGIN SIM
(10:28:28 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: DELETE...DELETE...DELETE...::
(10:29:06 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Percy also backs up all the files she's deleting in case one of them needs to be consulted on a separate memory device::
(10:29:57 PM) CdrHarper: :: flying calmly back to the Atlantis, idly checking all of Boudica's systems ::
(10:30:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Carrying right on from last time, Voth and three others are firmly though not yet violently ushered into the reactor observation room, to join Strokhar and 4 armed men behind him. He himself has a plasma pistol holstered at his side, but not drawn.
(10:31:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> ::Nods to each of them in turn.:: I understand my thanks will mean little, given you were brought here under duress, a necessary measure I regret all the same. But still...thank you for your attention. I'm sure you must have questions.
(10:32:04 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: moves along with a sour look on his face, eyeing Strokhar warily ::
(10:32:35 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Tiachi AKA Goon #2> :: Ushers::
(10:32:57 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> Yes, I have a question. What the hell are you up to?
(10:33:45 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: escorts Carre back into the central room where Percy is deleting ::
(10:34:21 PM) LtKuari: :: stands guard at a door in the central room, doing her best to keep her tail out of the way ::
(10:35:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: does a barrel roll! ::
(10:35:44 PM) CdrHarper: :: does a barrel roll! ::: (bad Blackthorne!)
(10:35:51 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> I am taking action to extricate us from a situation that all of us here assembled view as completely unacceptable. I know that we all said we would stand by and do nothing to impede the progress of this plan, even though it represents a violation of our rights as sentient beings...even though it would place us at the complete mercy of those who
(10:36:19 PM) ColDougMcKnight: would inflict such a thing on sentient beings. I am both pleased and sorry to say, that was a lie.
(10:36:19 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: watchs Percy delete, amazed at how she does all that gobblety-gook :: Thanks again for the info Percy, you most likely saved that crewman.
(10:37:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: McKnight is in the ready room, working on a preliminary report for Starfleet Command. Apparently the brass like these things promptly when it involves Prime Directive situations. ::
(10:39:12 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Seems pretty absorbed in her work, as she always does, but looks away for a moment:: Uh? Oh, yeah. No problem. :: Goes back to looking as though she's being indoctrinated::
(10:41:22 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: narrows his eyes and slowly crosses his arms as he listens ::
(10:42:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> Now I know, right now it seems like the whole notion is pointless. That we're ALREADY at their mercy. But this is not so! Taking careful stock of our resources, and careful considerations of what our scanners can tell of their vessel, we have a plan in place to strike! It's risky in the extreme, of course, but if we strike hard and fast, without
(10:43:49 PM) ColDougMcKnight: warning, it can work. This is, you see, why we had to feign acceptance, let the aliens believe sincerely in our compliance. We'll have only one chance, and our odds will improve with all our best people contributing. That's you.
(10:45:11 PM) CdrHarper: (Boston wins!)
(10:45:19 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Woo!)
(10:46:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> And let me also say now, I am saddened and ashamed that such a plan is necessary. But we believe it is. Because even if they are wholly sincere about their good will, their own laws as they have explained them will not allow them to accept our refusal.
(10:46:58 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (And, as if on cue, someone just set off a shitload of fireworks in our neighborhood)
(10:51:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quartermaster Stanji> Of course it will! All they have to do is follow long enough to make sure we transmit nothing, and then the rapidly approaching star will do the job for them! We'll be free to go! Free to go burn!
(10:52:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> ::Actually grins triumphantly:: Ah, yes! The argument that won the day! Trust the aliens because honest or not, we've no choice! But I tell you now, that is a false precept!
(10:53:40 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: finds that his jaw is hanging and promptly shuts it :: Are you *insane*? These people are trying to help us. Yes, we'll lose memory of them, and we all hate the idea, but we'll be *safe*. If we do this, we most likely will be anything but!
(10:53:49 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> ::Looks to Voth:: So...a meteroid impact damaged our engines such that now, not only are we offcourse, but at this stage of the journey, we lack sufficient fuel to adequately adjust our heading and survive. Is that about right?
(10:55:48 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: takes a moment to verify his words in his head then nods, but his tone is only just tolerant :: That's right.
(10:55:56 PM) CdrTKirr: (thunderstorm outside, yay)
(10:57:51 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> ::Backs up and extends his arms outward to encompass the entire group in front of him:: And no fuel means no engines! But that does not necessarily mean no thrust!
(11:01:09 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: stands, impatiently awaiting an explanation ::
(11:01:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> ::Points to the bulkhead:: A hull breach. Normally, we wish to avoid those. Why?
(11:02:34 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> Are you suggesting we create a hull breach on their ship?
(11:03:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> No, old friend. Well...yes, actually. But that's later. What I'm saying right now is we create a hull breach on OUR ship.
(11:04:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> Carefully, of course. The section evacuated and sealed off, the work done by men in envionmental suits. An explosive decompression suddenly becomes an air jet!
(11:07:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> I'm well aware the risk, the margin for error, is great. But don't you see? It's possible. Your fellow scientists have assured me it's possible. We can save ourselves, and do it without sacrificing the very stuff of what makes us US!
(11:09:07 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> You're right. That's extremely risky. You would attempt this chance rather than allow aliens with superior technology who know what they're doing to guide us out of this properly? Again, I don't like the whole mind wipe thing, but is what they're doing intended to help or harm us, really?
(11:10:23 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: extends his hands :: Listen to yourself, man! Biting the hand that feeds you! Granted, at first I wanted to do the same thing, give in to the fear, but think with your head! You're acting on that fear! Listen to reason!
(11:11:43 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> You not only speak of a dangerous choice that could very well fail catastrophically, but did I hear you say something to the effect of attacking those that wish to help us? Is that what we've become?
(11:11:59 PM) CdrHarper: ( *popcorn* )
(11:12:02 PM) CdrTKirr: (I'm done, honest, taking a breath)
(11:12:09 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Tiachi> :: Frowns deeply:: Biting the hand that feeds...Listen to YOURSELF! You're talking as if we're animals! Better to act on a threat and risk death, I say, than to bend over to the will of another so readily!
(11:13:25 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: turns to Tiachi :: And what is that will? Their will is to help us. Have you seen anything that says otherwise, anything that isn't an invention of your sleep-riddled mind?
(11:14:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> I answer the question you asked first. No, old friend, I am not insane. I know we may SOUND the foaming at the mouth zealots, but this is a decision taken yes, out of fear, but also recognition of cold realities. You say they wish only to help. Some of us are not so sure. What is clear is that we shall never know for certain, not to our dying
(11:16:23 PM) ColDougMcKnight: day. We know only the arrogance behind their action. Some cosmic accident of chance has placed some...some amazing ROCK at their disposal and not ours. Thus, the boundless cosmos is theirs to traverse like gods, while we...we're not even fit to know of those greater than ourselves. But we can offer our clans back home greatness! We can offer them...well,
(11:17:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: maybe not the stars themselves, not yet, but a glimpse of a universe we never imagined the possibility of! The knowledge that we're not alone, that in time, if we innovate and perseverse, we might ascend such heights ourselves...think what that could mean for so many! Don't YOU see? Our people DESERVE to know!
(11:18:17 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: hesitates a moment, absorbing Strokhar's words, having already considered the possibilities only for an instant before putting them aside but now mulling them over again... the idea of returning to their people with an incredible promise for their future... would this risk be worth the possibility of that? ::
(11:20:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Friend...we can accomplish such great things, if we but stand united now. But for us to have that chance...those who would deny us must be dealt with.
(11:21:10 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: then draws his brows together, the promise growing distasteful :: Ascend to such heights... as you say. Ascend, but on what? Brutality to those that befriend us, taking from them what they do not wish to share, for our benefit? We progress in technology but digress in morality! I will not have it!
(11:22:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> ::Shuts his eyes tight and nods slowly, sadly.:: I understand, old friend. And I respect your integrity. But I cannot abide it!
(11:23:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> ::Looks up, fire in his eyes now:: Those who will stand with us may stay. Those who share our friend's convictions will not be harmed, but not can you be allowed to interfere now.
(11:23:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (*checks her can of woop-ass*)
(11:23:27 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: stands still and resolute, although his eyes dart warily to the physical indications that they are outnumbered ::
(11:24:28 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Looks to Tiachi. :: Take them to hydroponics supply storage. Secure them inside, then hurry back. The system override is ready, and so are we!
(11:26:05 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: You about finished there Miss Percy?
(11:26:42 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: challenges those that approach him with defiance in his face, but his words are for Strokhar :: You'll ruin us! We would have had a chance! You won't win this with violence!
(11:27:30 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Tiachi> :: Nods with a resolved look:: And you won't win it with words. :: She and several others attempt to lay hands on Voth, so as to take him to said supply storage::
(11:28:10 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks up from her work with a smile:: Just about! Probably another five minutes, and then we'll be good to go.
(11:28:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Strokhar> A little faith, old friend. While our minds remain our own, there is always a way!
(11:28:36 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: watches stoically ::
(11:29:37 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: yells out, his voice breaking :: Have you looked into Captain McKnight's eyes? I have! He's not trying to hurt us! You're making a mistake!
(11:29:46 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: struggles as he's taken hold of ::
(11:31:00 PM) ColDougMcKnight: If so, then Ancestors forgive me. But I must do as my oath of stewardship bids me. Farewell until we meet again, either on the new homeworld, or on the shores beyond.
(11:32:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> In the end, Strokhar has only one convert, but regardless, that concludes the secret preparations. And shortly thereafter, they finally become not so secret, as Percy's terminal goes dark, like most of the others throughout the ship. And Atlantis detects sudden movement from the Sleeper ship.
(11:33:20 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks at her terminal:: Wait, what? What the hell?
(11:33:27 PM) LtKuari: :: senses something wrong and darts her head about on alert ::
(11:34:34 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Taps around her various consoles:: Um...yeah. I've been locked out.
(11:34:34 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: arches an eyebrow ::
(11:34:55 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hmm, I dont like this.
(11:34:58 PM) CdrHarper: :: picks up the sleeper ship movement from her cockpit :: Hm, I do not believe that is planned.
(11:35:43 PM) CdrTKirr: (What sort of movement? Like, decompression, or engines? They would be able to tell what sort of *movement*)
(11:36:36 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: So, you're done then? :: tries not to look nervous ::
(11:37:00 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Indeed. They're using some of their remaining engine fuel, so regular movement. Their best possible speed. Also of note is the fact that they were alongside Atlantis to begin with, so they're right on top of us.)
(11:37:32 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Look out, Sharks, something seems odd.
(11:37:37 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Might wanna pack up so we can amscray.
(11:37:54 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::And back on Atlantis, the fact that the ready room has a window is suddenly useful, as McKnight sees movement out of the corner of his eye, and rises to his feet. :: What the hell?
(11:37:56 PM) CdrHarper: +Atlantis+ Atlantis, Firefly here, has anything changed about the plan since we were away?
(11:38:04 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Tries to access the ship's computer again, and again, and fails:: Yeah, okay, definitely locked out. :: Twiddles her fingers, thinking for a moment before beginning a new approach:: No, no, wait. I can get through this. I just need to....
(11:38:17 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: AMSCRAY!
(11:38:32 PM) LtKuari: +Atlantis+ Kuari to Atlantis! We're moving down here. Anything we should be aware of?
(11:38:55 PM) LtCmdrBusard: No, wait! Look, just because we're moving doesn't mean something huge is going on. Does Voth still have our commbadge?
(11:38:55 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: checks his weapon once more and assumes a protective covering of the door :: Kuari, that side.
(11:39:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: hopes Percy remembers her pig-latin from gradeschool ::
(11:39:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Rushing out to the bridge, hearing multiple comms:: Answer everyone back! No, nothing's changed that I'm aware of. Hail the sleeper ship!
(11:39:12 PM) LtKuari: +Atlantis+ Oh and by the way, we've been locked out of their computers!
(11:39:37 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: No, I have it, he gave it back.
(11:39:47 PM) LtKuari: :: twitches an ear at Syvek and turns her head to follow to movement, nods to him and slinks off ::
(11:40:47 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Furiously typing away as she tries to bypass the lockout. Initially, she manages to get some basic readings.:: Wait! I have something...a power transfer to...observation near the primary reactor. Someone did something there!
(11:41:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Frowns deeply as the hail goes unanswered due to the lack of terminal functionality on most of the ship:: We should be moving, people! Evasive maneuvers, now!
(11:41:14 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: from hydroponics, grits his teeth as he feels the engines burning off what precious fuel they have, his mind racing ::
(11:41:37 PM) CdrHarper: :: picking up on all the comm chatter :: This is not good... +Sharks+ Assume a perimeter formation around the sleeper ship!
(11:42:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Lesser replacement helm guy> Too late, sir! It'll be aglancing impact, but an impact all the same!
(11:42:41 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Gets on the comm:: All decks, this is the captain! All hands, prepare for collision!
(11:42:41 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> +Sharks+ Surkanar, copy! :: veers off ::
(11:42:58 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ They are going to collide, get clear now!!
(11:43:20 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: pulls her sticks the other way and swears in Bajoran ::
(11:44:15 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> At the last possible moment, the sleeper ship fires reverse thrusters, thus preventing the expected catastrophic hull damage. All the same, a deep THUS resounds through the ship, and most of the crew in the saucer section are forced to grab a hold of something or be thrown off their feet.
(11:44:19 PM) CdrTKirr: (Ignore that, got mixed in my head, Surkanar = Gallitep, wrong planet!)
(11:44:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Reactor...that doesnt sound good. Doesnt sound good at all!
(11:44:29 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: She hops up, and promptly dives into some cables to hardwire herself into a different part of the main console:: Shit! Come on Percy, you fixed the damn backhoe you can do this! :: Desperately clips her PADD into some new cables:: Yes! Okay, I found the main brak-!
(11:44:41 PM) CdrHarper: :: flip turns, flies around as what she hopes is a safe distance ::
(11:44:50 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Is promptly thrown half-way across the room from impact::
(11:45:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: What in the fu-Sorry, right. Back us off to a comfortable distance, and someone find out what the hell is going on over there!
(11:45:58 PM) LtKuari: :: loses her footing, her wings righting herself ::
(11:46:14 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> ::steadies himself on the console ::
(11:46:16 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: lands on her butt, a painful, yet soft landing, given the sharp-edged alternatives lurking around her :: Ooof!
(11:46:26 PM) CdrHarper: :: turns again and flies back in ::
(11:46:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: LHR> Aye, sir! ::Beeb beep:: Uh...scratch that, negative, sir! I'm reading a magnetic seal! They've latched on! We could...try dislodging them with phasers?
(11:47:35 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Reeling, she gets back up and takes a look at the PADD again, looking at lifesigns via Atlantis' sensors:: Crap! They've sealed themselves off in a non-transporter compatible area. But...maybe I can shut down their jamming equipment. Those IDIOTS!
(11:48:20 PM) CdrHarper: :: circles, inspecting the now attached parasite ::
(11:48:22 PM) ColDougMcKnight: And risk something blowing while we're nose to nose with them? Let's not. And say we did not. So the brass doesn't have us committed.
(11:48:40 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: turns to the others after the sleeper ship's violent evidence around them of betraying Atlantis :: We've got to do something. We can't let Strokhar destroy both our peoples!
(11:48:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Busard+ Atlantis to Percy! Tell me something I don't know! Which right now, is just about anything!
(11:49:46 PM) CdrHarper: :: whistles :: Blackthorne's going to be pissssssed.
(11:49:53 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +Bridge+ Busard to Atlantis, we've got a hell of a problem going on here! We're locked out of their systems, and it looks like a good portion of the crew has locked themselves in a section of the ship that we can't transport from! I'm trying to hack my way past their security, but it'll take a little time!
(11:49:57 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: comes around the other side of the seal, studying it ::
(11:50:12 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Cable cable type type type::
(11:50:42 PM) LtKuari: Where's Voth?
(11:50:50 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Percy+ You don't have it. I'm ordering an immedite evac! I know you don't like it, so save it.
(11:50:55 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> +Atlantis+ Syvek to McKnight, recommending evacuation until the situation is secure again - I only have myself and Lt. Kuari here.
(11:51:09 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +Bridge+ No! I just need a little time! I can save them!
(11:51:46 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: looks at the Commander and the Doctor, then to Kuari ::
(11:51:52 PM) LtKuari: :: growls audibly, everything in her wanting to hunt down the pilot ::
(11:52:24 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> And just then, the general mood will plummet even further. The reactor had already been fired up to previously unseen levels, but now, the ship's phased array radar comes online...and how. All the juice it can muster...and it's scanning the bridge and upper decks.
(11:52:24 PM) LtKuari: :: watches Percy, awaiting McKnight's response ::
(11:52:58 PM) CdrHarper: :: sees energy readings building up :: That is *definitely* bad.
(11:53:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Percy+ You heard me, Commander!
(11:53:09 PM) LtKuari: (phased array radar...?)
(11:53:48 PM) CdrTKirr: EnsLogan> :: from Science :: Sir, radiation levels rising to critical levels!
(11:53:57 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: really hopes that people do not begin storming through the doorway soon ::
(11:54:14 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Back off again, all fighters, shields to maximum!
(11:54:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Surprisingly, no storming. There are definitely people moving outside, but they don't seem to have any idea what the hell is going on.
(11:54:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Forgets his earlier attempts to limit swearing. :: Fuck!
(11:54:57 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Percy doesn't respond over comm, just shuts hers off and starts digging frantically, breaking a serious sweat:: Come on, come on, come on!
(11:55:16 PM) LtKuari: :: at McKnight's call, rushes to Percy's side :: Percy? We've got to go!
(11:55:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Slaps his chair comm:: +Atlantis+ This is the Captain again! All hands, evacuate decks 1 through 8. Engineering, prep the battle bridge, and begin transporting our people off that tub!
(11:55:52 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: swears again, cranking power into shields ::
(11:56:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: What the hell are you digging for Percy!
(11:56:37 PM) LtCmdrBusard: No! We can't! We can't just LEAVE them!! If I can just...I can find a power line that they haven't cut off then I can lower the reactor's activity!
(11:56:57 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I'd rather not die on this tub, or be maimed even a little...Mr. Carre is rather fond of all of me!
(11:56:59 PM) CdrTKirr: Voth> What the *hell* is he doing?!
(11:57:19 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Then GO! But I can fix this!
(11:57:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::As he and the brudge crew pile into the turbolift:: +Syvek+ Lieutenant, get them prepped for beamout. Now!
(11:57:41 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: No, I'd just have to fix you later! Not leaving without you...
(11:57:42 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: eyes locked on the door, weapon raised :: +McKnight+ Yes sir!
(11:57:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (bridge)
(11:58:04 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: herds everyone around Percy :: +Atlantis+ Four for immediate beamout!
(11:58:28 PM) LtKuari: :: jumps onto the console, digging her claws into the crevices for purchase, and aims her rifle down at whatever Percy's grasping for :: Find it and I'll shoot!
(11:58:35 PM) CdrHarper: :: flies away from radation, the Mustang's shields weaker than Atlantis's at repelling radiation ::
(11:58:42 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Sorry, Percy! The entire away team then begins to shimmer out of existence, bound for the mothership.
(11:59:08 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Realizes she's being beamed out:: No! NOOOOO!!!
(11:59:15 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: once they all shimmer in place on Atlantis, he lets his guard down :: Apologies, Commander.
(11:59:35 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sighs in relief ::
(11:59:56 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: scans to check everyone for any residual radiation problems ::
(12:00:13 AM) LtKuari: :: drops her rifle onto the transporter pad and growls in frustration, begins to pace in a circle on all fours ::
(12:00:22 AM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Form up, ten thousand kilometers out, and stand by.
(12:00:23 AM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Last bit of second "No" is still being screamed as she gets on Atlantis:: You heartless sons of...I could have... :: Is sobbing at this point::
(12:00:25 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Also, as the Atlantis crew rushes to either escape radiation or treat radiation, an outer bay door opens on the sleeper ship, and an unidentified object exits, moving along on a flight path along Atlantis' saucer section.::
(12:01:13 AM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: has an odd twinge that someone should comfort the sobbing human woman, but it passes ::
(12:01:33 AM) CdrHarper: :: sees that on sensors :: What the -?
(12:01:34 AM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: keeps going, attempting to keep track of the situation on sensors, wishing she could shoot something ::
(12:02:37 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: finishes her scans, everyone is fine, hugs Percy :: C'mon we need to get out of here, I'm sorry we couldnt stay.
(12:02:48 AM) LtKuari: EnsLogan> Sir, incoming vessel from the sleeper ship.
(12:02:51 AM) CdrHarper: +Atlantis+ Firefly to Atlantis, I am not sure that you were able to detect this, but the sleeper ship launched a small probe-like craft. It is currently traversing the saucer.
(12:03:05 AM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks to the TR operator, and after breaking away, rushes to his side.:: Get everyone you can off that ship.
(12:03:37 AM) CdrHarper: :: makes a quick risk vs. payoff decision and slams the throttle forward, shooting away from the rest of the Sharks toward Atlantis ::
(12:03:53 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: gasps ::
(12:04:01 AM) ColDougMcKnight: TR chief> Ma'am?
(12:04:26 AM) LtKuari: :: gets over herself and moves to Percy, nudging sympathetically into the back of her shoulder with the top of her head ::
(12:04:34 AM) CdrHarper: :: as she closes, sensors discern that the probe is packed with explosives and heading toward the main deflector! ::
(12:04:37 AM) LtCmdrBusard: THAT'S AN ORDER. I don't care where you put them, as long as there's air, but you are going to beam every soul you can off that ship and you are going to do it now.
(12:04:57 AM) ColDougMcKnight: +Harper+ Firefly, you have new orders! Have fighters target where that ship is locked on, and blast it with phasers! Don't worry about our hull, pretty sure armor can take it! But we need to get those bastards off of us!
(12:05:09 AM) CdrHarper: +McKnight+ I am already on my way in!
(12:05:30 AM) CdrHarper: :: throws extra power to shields to combat the radiation as she closes on the probe, lining up to take the shot ::
(12:05:56 AM) ColDougMcKnight: TR chief> Uh...yes, ma'am. Engaging...I can get them in large enough groups with cargo transporters. Is that okay?
(12:06:15 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Put them in the cargo bay near Sickbay, if any of them need medical care it will be easier.
(12:06:19 AM) LtCmdrBusard: That is fine.
(12:06:22 AM) CdrHarper: :: realizes she only has one shot before it reaches the deflector ::
(12:06:31 AM) CdrHarper: :: gets within range, locks on ::
(12:06:39 AM) ColDougMcKnight: TR chief> Right. Engaging now. Just be a minute.
(12:06:43 AM) CdrHarper: :: fires ::
(12:06:49 AM) CdrTKirr: Ash> What the hell is she doing... :: comes about and follows, full throttle, whatever it is she's gonna fly support ::
(12:07:38 AM) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> :: Lines up a shot and fires as well:: Get off our hull ya damn bloodsuckers!
(12:08:04 AM) LtKuari: Where are they being transported? I need to send teams right away!
(12:08:36 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: +Sickbay+ Carre here. I want personnel and supplies heading for the cargo bay on our level. Bring supplies for radiation poisoning. I want them there five minutes ago! Carre out.
(12:08:46 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Of course she makes the shot! It sets off about 400 pounds of high grade explosive within yards of the hull, rocking the ship and sending the crew flying off their feet, but at least it's a safe distance from the deflector dish!
(12:08:55 AM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks at the console:: Cargo Bay 1.
(12:09:02 AM) CdrHarper: +Security+ Security teams to cargo bay one. :: Nods to Kuari: ::
(12:09:05 AM) CdrHarper: Syvek ^
(12:09:19 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: heads for the door to do her Doctor thing on the incoming ::
(12:09:36 AM) CdrHarper: :: lets out a long-held breath and pulls away from the explosion ::
(12:09:42 AM) LtKuari: :: is thrown to all fours, then gets up and heads out the door and down towards the cargo bay :: Syvek, you're with me!
(12:09:46 AM) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> :: Lines up her next shot for the ship, orders and all::
(12:10:18 AM) CdrHarper: :: flip turns and comes about on the sleeper ship, watching for any more surprise, radiation be damned ::
(12:10:24 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Meanwhile, Crazy Horse and Chaka rake the saucer with phaser fire, scratching the hell out of the paint job, but luckily the armor holds up admirably. Enough of the sleeper ship's magnetized hull does not that it finally begins to drift away.
(12:10:27 AM) LtKuari: :: picks up her rifle before she splits :: =X
(12:10:52 AM) LtCmdrBusard: (Don't leave home without it :-P)
(12:11:05 AM) CdrHarper: (Oh god you scratched the paint)
(12:11:38 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ::And McKnight...comes tumbling off the lift onto the battle bridge...heroically, he will be telling everyone after. But he sure as hell won't be exaggerting when he talks about what happened next.::
(12:12:00 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Velasquez! Take the helm, and back us off! Full reverse, now!
(12:12:41 AM) ColDougMcKnight: +Sharks+ McKnight to all fighters! Damn good work out there! Now skidaddle! The big guns are going to be firing.
(12:13:00 AM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Sharks, clear out!
(12:13:07 AM) CdrHarper: :: pulls away hard from the sleeper ship ::
(12:13:13 AM) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> ::Zoom!::
(12:13:15 AM) LtKuari: :: bounds down the corridor on all fours, rifle slung between her wings, and skids to a halt outside the cargo bay where she punches in her access, Syvek close behind ::
(12:13:57 AM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: turns tail ::
(12:14:02 AM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: enters the cargo bay and scans the confused masses for .... problems ::
(12:14:43 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Seconds later, as promised, a full powered burst from a type XII phaser emitter lances out through space. The damned radar array immediately disintegrates in a cloud of superheated plasma, as does much of the sleeper ship's innards as the phaser beam keeps right on going until it violently exits out the other side.
(12:15:54 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Programs in a second shot as the sleeper ship goes reeling.:: Get me a transporter lock! I want you to start evacuating that crew!
(12:15:59 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: enters sickbay hand slapped over her face blood oozing between her fingers, sees a lingering medic :: You, come seal up this cut, we've got a bay full of people who might have severe radiation poisoning and I cant see a damn thing.
(12:16:07 AM) CdrHarper: :: whistles at the phaser shot ::
(12:16:40 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Velasquez> Um...not detecting any life signs, sir...except in one spot where I can't seem to get a lock. 1,001 kinds of weirdo interference.
(12:16:52 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Oh. Well, then. Fuck it.
(12:16:55 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Medic> What happened ma'am?
(12:17:55 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: mutters :: I hit the damn doorway when we had that little jolt. Its a simple pressure split, but the damn thing is bleeding like crazy.
(12:18:43 AM) LtKuari: :: approaches the raucous crowd of confusion, as if her presence doesn't exascerbate the situation, bellows loudly, and all goes quiet, for sure due to the uniform and not the dragonness :: Silence! You've been rescued from severe radiation aboard your ship. We mean you no harm!
(12:18:57 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> The second shot also definitely qualifies as "not pulling any punches". The last thing Strokhar sees before he starts his journey to the shores beyond is a brilliant beam of red energy lighting up what used to be the reactor chamber before the explosion engulfs him. The rest of the ship is soon to follow.
(12:19:35 AM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: punctuates that they mean no harm by not firing his weapon at anyone ::
(12:19:56 AM) ColDougMcKnight: (Brilliant! Promotions all around!)
(12:20:02 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Medic> :: zaps Carre with the dermalaser sealing up the cut :: There you go, almost good as new. You need derma therapy or you're going to have a shiner.
(12:20:24 AM) CdrHarper: That went well. :: circles about like, well, a Shark ::
(12:20:53 AM) CdrTKirr: Voth> :: recognizes Kuari :: It's right! :: noticing all the people from around his ship that weren't in the room he was just occupying :: Strokhar betrayed us all! They're here to help!
(12:21:23 AM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: puffs her cheeks and blows out a breath :: I need a drink.
(12:21:52 AM) LtKuari: :: makes a face at Voth :: I'm female, thank you.
(12:22:06 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: grins :: Well guess I get the shiner then. Let me wash this mess off and lets go check out our patients. The rest of you prepare for any incoming of OUR crew that might need aid. You all know the protocols.
(12:22:33 AM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: recognizes Voth and that he appears to still be reasonable :: I advise you all listen to Voth.
(12:23:04 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Raises shields now that the former ship is no longer inside their field radius in case of large debris, then slumps into a nearby science station chair as he watches the fire in space dissapate:: Jesus.
(12:23:07 AM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Watches the wreckage from a console nearby, very quietly, before leaving to her quarters::
(12:23:17 AM) CdrTKirr: Yenpel> :: looks up from a dazed woman lying on the cargo bay floor :: I need medical supplies over here! Whatever got us here didn't bring mine with me!
(12:23:34 AM) CdrHarper: +Atlantis+ Firefly to Atlantis, requesting permission to return to base.
(12:24:16 AM) ColDougMcKnight: +Harper+ By all means, Firefly. I'm sure as hell now writing this report by myself.
(12:24:23 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: has washed up, grabs her medi-kit and heads for the cargo bay at a run::
(12:24:23 AM) ColDougMcKnight: (not)
(12:24:46 AM) CdrHarper: :: smirks ::
(12:24:59 AM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ All fighters, return to base.
(12:25:16 AM) CdrHarper: :: banks around gracefully toward Atlantis's assault bay ::
(12:26:21 AM) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> :: Follows::
(12:26:30 AM) CdrTKirr: Ash> Home, sweet, home, as they say. :: heads for base ::
(12:28:05 AM) LtKuari: Families, stay together and congregate here! :: points :: Those exhibiting injuries, here! :: points :: If you can. If you can't, someone near you raise a hand and we'll be dispatching medical assistance shortly!
(12:28:48 AM) LtKuari: +McKnight+ Kuari to Bridge.
(12:29:27 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: enters the cargo bay to check on the status of refugees, medi-scanner out checking for radiation problems :: Triage over there, 1 & 2 levels there, 3 in the far corner with overflow to main sickbay.
(12:29:28 AM) ColDougMcKnight: +Kuari+ Go ahead, Lieutanant.
(12:29:35 AM) ColDougMcKnight: (Lieutenant)
(12:30:29 AM) CdrHarper: :: sets the Boudica down on the bay's deck, quite thankfully, and powers her down ::
(12:30:45 AM) LtKuari: +McKnight+ Sir, Syvek and I have crew from the sleeper ship in Cargo Bay Two under control. Medical is on its way. Other teams have been dispatched to the other locations.
(12:31:17 AM) ColDougMcKnight: +Kuari+ Thank you, and good work. Stand by for instructions. McKnight out.
(12:31:53 AM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Takes a deep breath, and activates the comm:: All hands, this is the Captain. Be advised, the danger has passed. All department heads, plus Lieutenants Syvek and Kuari report to main engineering for debriefing in...make it 30 minutes. McKnight out.
(12:32:00 AM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: sets down and sighs, popping the top :: Well, dunno about you, but I call that living right there.
(12:33:06 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Is glad to see Kuari and Syvek keeping order, stands up on a nearby equipment crate :: ATTENTION! If you have injuries that need to be seen to, make your way to this corner. Everyone else relax, we will eventually get you all checked out, help those that need it if you can!
(12:33:37 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Ripping off his own helmet:: I don't know how they did it on the Gemini, but we're not generally too happy about shooting up out own ship. What the fuck happened out there?
(12:34:10 AM) ColDougMcKnight: +Kuari+ Lieutenant, one more thing. Is Voth with the survivors?
(12:34:19 AM) CdrHarper: :: raises her canopy and climbs down, then takes off her helmet :: That was too close. I want you all checked for radiation exposure.
(12:34:58 AM) LtKuari: +McKnight+ :: by now on top of a cargo container, overseeing the crowd :: Yes, sir, *he* is.
(12:35:13 AM) LtKuari: :: resists the urge to poke her tongue out at him ::
(12:35:37 AM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: climbs down herself, landing with a bounce :: Roger that.
(12:35:39 AM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks down at her desk, before burying her face in her hands. At least she had time before she had to worry about anyone seeing her. ::
(12:35:47 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: spies Yenpel, heads in his direction, keeping her eye out for any bleeders ::
(12:35:51 AM) ColDougMcKnight: +Kuari+ Uh, okay, great. Well, then make sure HE joins the rest of you for the debriefing.
(12:36:05 AM) CdrHarper: :: walks into the locker room, throws her helmet into the locker with a bang, and takes off her flightsuit ::
(12:36:28 AM) CdrTKirr: +McKnight+ :: grins :: Aye, sir!
(12:36:46 AM) CdrTKirr: (Kuari>)
(12:36:54 AM) ColDougMcKnight: (Okay, then! I see we've gone a bit late, so...)
(12:37:01 AM) ColDougMcKnight: PAUSE SIM
(12:37:08 AM) ColDougMcKnight: PAUSE SIM
(12:37:14 AM) ColDougMcKnight: PAUSE SIM
(12:37:22 AM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Le paused::
(12:37:24 AM) LtKuari: :: looks over all the people and thinks of Percy, quietly to herself :: Nice going, Commander.
(12:37:29 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pauses ::
(12:37:30 AM) CdrHarper: :: paused ::
(12:37:30 AM) LtKuari: :: pauses ::
(12:37:45 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Wow, what a sim! :: applauds ::
(12:37:45 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Ignore prime directive much? >.>
(12:37:55 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: that was awesome!
(12:37:55 AM) CdrTKirr: We were all IN to it.
(12:38:13 AM) CdrTKirr: Sokay, we can still wipe all their minds.
(12:38:38 AM) CdrTKirr: We have their ship's destination in Percy's files, right? =P
(12:38:47 AM) CdrTKirr: Plop 'em down, make them wonder how they got there...
(12:38:51 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: lol
(12:39:09 AM) CdrTKirr: But... that's next sim! =P
(12:39:20 AM) ColDougMcKnight: We can plan next time! For now...I trust things are adequately mixed up, as promised.
(12:39:48 AM) LtKuari: They will believe in dragons, it will be ingrained in their mythology!
(12:40:00 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: hehe
(12:40:21 AM) DrRoxanneCarre: Night peoples, see you next week!
(12:40:47 AM) ColDougMcKnight: Later! Have a good night!
(12:40:50 AM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night all!
(12:41:04 AM) DrRoxanneCarre left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(12:41:13 AM) LtCmdrBusard: G'night all!
(12:42:10 AM) CdrTKirr: Night!
(12:43:00 AM) CdrHarper left the room (quit: Exit: ajax IRC Client).
(12:43:44 AM) LtKuari left the room.
(12:43:46 AM) CdrTKirr left the room.