Conversation with #ussatlantis at 8/31/2011 8:58:46 PM on (irc)

(8:58:46 PM) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: Tonight we can hopefully get main power back online and get out of this rocky mess we find ourselves hidden in. Sharks are still on patrol, Venya is still trying to find us, and Ashexana's likely sipping tea somewhere laughing at us.
(8:58:46 PM) mode (+o VAdmBlackthorne) by ChanServ
(9:00:25 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [] entered the room.
(9:00:40 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hellos
(9:01:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya DocRox
(9:01:28 PM) LtCmdrBusard [] entered the room.
(9:01:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:02:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(9:02:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:03:08 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Why hello
(9:03:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(9:04:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, I'm told this is everyone for the evening
(9:04:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Let's get this party started. Right?
(9:04:52 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Helmets optional?
(9:05:02 PM) LtCmdrBusard: They're optional????
(9:05:03 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: *snicker*
(9:05:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Not for you!
(9:05:15 PM) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(9:05:18 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Drs. orders you know.
(9:05:21 PM) LtCmdrBusard: GodDAMNIT
(9:05:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: <3
(9:06:21 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Want to borrow my snazzy horseback riding helm?
(9:06:43 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Heh, naw. I'm pretty stuck on the Dayglo Orange silly one.
(9:06:49 PM) LtCmdrBusard: It's easy to spot her!
(9:07:25 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Such a good sport!
(9:08:38 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Yeah, I am. She's not :-P
(9:08:46 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Percy: >:(
(9:08:57 PM) LtCmdrBusard: *>:-(
(9:09:05 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Goddamnit what is angry face here?
(9:09:28 PM) LtKuari: :: TWEEET :: Attention!
(9:09:35 PM) LtKuari: Oops. o.0
(9:09:54 PM) LtCmdrBusard: o.O Who gave you that whistle?!
(9:10:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: glares at the dragon ::
(9:10:08 PM) LtKuari: :: points to the Vulcan ::
(9:10:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (I was just going to
(9:10:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: snatches the whistle away from Kuari and gives it to T'Kirr ::
(9:10:30 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: snags the whistle, almost hands to T'Kirr, then blows it herself :: TWEET!
(9:10:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Makes a throat slitting gesture ::
(9:10:55 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (*sigh* just a second to late)
(9:10:59 PM) CdrTKirr: -_-
(9:11:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: glares at the doc as he is just a bit faster ::
(9:11:12 PM) CdrTKirr: :: tweets the whistle ::
(9:11:24 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: mutters, aa ::
(9:11:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(9:11:35 PM) CdrHarper: :: AA ::
(9:11:41 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: AA::
(9:12:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Atlantis is in orbit around Refuge, making emergency repairs to her warp drive to try to get to Gencodia in time to defend against any potential pirate attack. Venya Kashar has made the station's resources available to us as needed.
(9:12:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(9:12:50 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: When is the AP plot scheduled?
(9:12:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: NO.
(9:12:59 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: C'mon!
(9:13:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: NO.
(9:13:11 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Spoilsport.
(9:13:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: If they all knew what AP stood for, they'd disagree.
(9:13:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Anyway, I see no actual questions, sooooooo....
(9:13:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(9:13:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(9:13:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(9:14:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: walks briskly onto the bridge from the flag office, having taken a brief respite for caffeine :: Report.
(9:15:55 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Newly returned from his shuttle run, McKnight strides purposefully into engineering, clearly in a bit of a hurry but not neglecting to look around thoroughly:: Hey, ensign, is the chief anywhere I could find her without playing the jeffies tube maze game?
(9:16:41 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sitting in Sickbay, sipping coffee, doing forms from the last combat :: Sheesh, theres got to be a faster way. :: looks up regulations to see if Drs. can get form-filler-out-ers ::
(9:16:58 PM) CdrTKirr: Refuge is lending its full support, as per Ms. Kashar's orders. We have all the parts we need. I need to get an update from Engineering.
(9:17:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods as he sits down ::
(9:18:36 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Ensign Walker> She's uh...kinda hard to miss, sir. :: He gestures to the back of the main floor, where a bright orange helmet is bobbing along among the machinery::
(9:18:39 PM) CdrTKirr: :: stands in front of Blackthorne, hands clasped behind her, ticking off a mental list as she surveys the Bridge ::
(9:18:42 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: her mind wanders, wondering if there is a trashy-outfit store on Refuge ::
(9:18:54 PM) LtSyvek [] entered the room.
(9:19:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: That's...huh. Thanks, Walker. As you were.
(9:19:58 PM) CdrTKirr: ((Why do you want... nevermind, I don't want to know.))
(9:20:07 PM) CdrHarper: :: arrives back on the bridge from her sortie and takes the helm ::
(9:20:28 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (well I DO have a husband that I see occasionally! :p )
(9:20:32 PM) CdrTKirr: +Engineering+ Bridge to Engineering, report.
(9:20:36 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: For the record, has marines stationed around every transporter platform. All actual technicians from Refuge, if any, are quickly and efficiently searched for weapons, explosives, spy gear, any of that crap, before being allowed to proceed. ::
(9:20:43 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (( Bow chicka wow woww!))
(9:21:26 PM) LtKuari: :: is one of those marines, being all imposing-like ::
(9:21:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (No techs from Refuge, ours are better than theirs anyway)
(9:21:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ( Well, sure. It was more a thought about schedule and manpower. But noted, all the same.)
(9:22:44 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks up from her work :: +Bridge+ Busard here, we're up and running at 75 percent. I personally recommend remaining stationary until 85. We should be able to make any other necessary repairs on the move.
(9:23:00 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Cosmetics might have to wait though. Sorry.
(9:23:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods in approval ::
(9:23:26 PM) CdrTKirr: +Busard+ Estimated time?
(9:24:04 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +Bridge+ Ten minutes and counting, if all goes my way.
(9:24:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: refrains from fistpumping ::
(9:24:28 PM) CdrTKirr: +Busard+ I'll leave you to it, then. Good work, Commander.
(9:24:39 PM) CdrTKirr: :: turns at the middle and nods to Blackthorne ::
(9:25:14 PM) CdrHarper: :: looking over all the power readings, glad to see how much better they are now than when she left ::
(9:25:23 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: finds the regulation that can be considered to apply to a Drs. assistant. :: Hmm. :: PADDs off a request for a Drs tech, citing the correct reg. :: Hope we can pick one up soon!
(9:26:06 PM) CdrTKirr: :: having sensed Blackthorne's enthusiasm, turns and walks to her chair, seating herself gently :: What do you plan to do?
(9:26:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Haul ass to Gencodia, starting in about ten minutes.
(9:26:54 PM) CdrTKirr: And what then?
(9:27:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns to look direclty at T'Kirr and speaks telepathically, for privacy :: ~ The Pioneer is already there and reports all is quiet. Discovery, Endeavour, Soyuz, and Gemini are on their way at maximum warp. ~
(9:27:27 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Stands back silently until Percy's let off the line before he clears his throat to announce his presence. :: Hey there, hun. Hate to be a know it all, but I'm pretty sure you're supposed to start wearing those things BEFORE taking a blow to the head.
(9:28:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Then, we prepare to defend Gencodia. :: the outward answer ::
(9:28:13 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Goes out to the Sickbay general area, makes sure things are restocked, cleaned, replicators are working, hypos are filled, notes that everything seems to be in good order. ::
(9:30:02 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods, allowing him to sense her surprise at the amount of defenses being mobilized ::
(9:30:24 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +Bridge+ Thanks. :: She stands, turning to McKnight with a little bit of a scowl:: Ha ha, boy I have never heard that one before. You are one witty guy, mister.
(9:30:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ~ If things get worse I can get the Columbia and Challenger involved. ~
(9:31:59 PM) CdrHarper: :: sends a note to Roxy :: Everything alright down there?
(9:32:17 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Despite that, she steps forward to embrace him momentarily :: I was worried. :: She gives him a meaningful look, before turning back to her work :: You need something technical, or were you just ducking in on the way somewhere?
(9:33:02 PM) CdrTKirr: ~ Down, boy. ~
(9:33:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks ::
(9:34:16 PM) CdrTKirr: :: arches an eyebrow subtly in his direction before turning her head purposefully away to scan the Bridge ::
(9:35:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(9:35:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(9:36:03 PM) CdrTKirr: :: turns to her panel, searching for the latest reports from the Gencodia colony ::
(9:36:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (WB)
(9:36:28 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (WB)
(9:37:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::He hasn't heard anything about bruised ribs, but even so, he carefully refrains from any bear hugs:: I heard about the head as soon as I got back and somebody could tell me without using the comm array.
(9:37:47 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Thanks.)
(9:38:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: And I figured I had a few minutes before we go zooming off into the next crisis. Wanted to make sure you were holding up okay. But if you like, I'm sure I can BS some technical reason for stopping by.
(9:39:43 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: PADDs back a reply :: No....I'm doing more admin work than Dr. work. Other than that, yes. Even my medi-replicators got fixed!
(9:40:24 PM) CdrHarper: :: sends a note back :: Good, I would not want you to miss our next tennis game!
(9:41:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Tennis...WTH? You taking up horseback riding?
(9:41:17 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (err that was a reply to harper)
(9:41:29 PM) CdrTKirr: (figured)
(9:41:56 PM) CdrHarper: :: to Roxy :: Yes.
(9:42:36 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: grins, replies :: Excellent!
(9:42:41 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Percy smiles a little :: Well, it sure sucked when I first got it. The good Doctor has me hopped up on stims and pain meds, with orders to rest as soon as I'm able. So far the world hasn't gotten TOO blurry, and when it does I get another dose of happy.
(9:43:33 PM) CdrHarper: :: smiles and goes back to checking systems ::
(9:43:40 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Rest, though...I figure it'll probably be another couple days before I can REALLY do that. Provided we don't explode of course.
(9:45:55 PM) CdrTKirr: :: still studying her screen :: No word from Gencodia about any sort of attack.
(9:46:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: No news is good news.
(9:46:27 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods ::
(9:46:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Shakes his head with a frown :: You'll need to delegate better than that. I know Atlantis is your baby, but we're talking about a couple days just to get there, and you've got a top notch team to handle things without you for a few hours at least.
(9:46:58 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: her PADD beeps at her, she reads the reminder, PADDS off a note to Blackthorne ::
(9:47:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: None of whom are currently being kept on their feet by pharmaceutical assistance.
(9:47:33 PM) CdrTKirr: (lol)
(9:47:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Glances idly over at Puddington. :: No AUTHORIZED pharmaceuticals, anyway.
(9:48:10 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Puddington> :: Attempts to eat a power coupling::
(9:48:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks at the note, replies "As soon as we have warp drive." ::
(9:49:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hobbes> HISSSSSSSS!
(9:49:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Translation> Dumbass! Electricity bad!
(9:49:34 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +Busard+ Carre here. Do we have warp drive yet?
(9:50:51 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +Busard+ And/or do you have an ETA when we will have it?
(9:50:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Did the Sharks hold up alright during their extended mission?
(9:51:09 PM) CdrHarper: Quite well, sir.
(9:51:51 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Percy jumps at the sound of Hobbes, and for a moment is unable to restrain herself from stepping toward him.:: Kitty! :: Is knocked back to reality by Carre:: +Carre+ We will in one moment. Time to press the big red button.
(9:52:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (rofl)
(9:52:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Looks over with a sigh. :: I really need to put a lock or something on that duct cover.
(9:52:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm told there was some... shall I say, indulgent flying?
(9:52:36 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +Busard+ I'll hold...
(9:52:36 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: She then presses what appears to be a big red button on her PADD that says "GO". Personalization of software is FUN. ::
(9:52:51 PM) CdrHarper: Pilots being pilots, sir.
(9:52:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks ::
(9:53:16 PM) LtCmdrBusard: ACTION> Atlantis hums a little as the warp drive switches on.
(9:53:29 PM) CdrHarper: :: sees lots of power levels go way up :: The mains are back online and warp power is available!
(9:53:32 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +Carre+ Okay! I did it!
(9:54:17 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks to Harper, then to Blackthorne ::
(9:54:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Pats her on the back, softly, before looking at Hobbes. :: She's done. Escort her home, please.
(9:54:33 PM) CdrTKirr: Shall I alert Refuge we'll be departing?
(9:54:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Good job Percy! :: nods to T'Kirr :: Kate, set a course for Gencodia, warp 9.5.
(9:55:08 PM) CdrTKirr: :: sends a message to Refuge ::
(9:55:10 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +Busard+ Nifty! You have 30 minutes to report to your quarters for rest. I'd start delegating things to be completed if I was you. Carre out.
(9:55:18 PM) CdrHarper: Course laid in and ready.
(9:55:22 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hobbes> ::Meows in the affirmative, bumping up against Percy's leg on his way out of engineering::
(9:55:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Go!
(9:55:35 PM) CdrHarper: :: hits the GO button ::
(9:55:39 PM) CdrTKirr: :: hangs on ::
(9:55:59 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: presses the GO timer button on her PADD ::
(9:56:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTiON> Atlantis roars to life and warps off into space, and if a ship could be happy, she's certainly happy to finally run fast again!
(9:56:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Three days pass as we haul ass to Gencodia.
(9:58:04 PM) CdrHarper: Approaching Gencodia, Admiral.
(9:58:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Drop to impulse, standard orbit with the assembled ships.
(9:58:28 PM) CdrTKirr: :: having gotten some rest, sits a bit straighter in her seat ::
(9:58:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis comes out of warp to see the Pioneer, Discovery, Endeavour, Soyuz, and Gemini already orbiting Gencodia as we join them.
(9:59:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yellow alert.
(9:59:52 PM) CdrHarper: Discovery sends their congratulations on finally being able to get here.
(10:00:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks ::
(10:01:34 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: finishes reading Percy's latest scans, finds everything in order, PADDs 'return to work' authorization :: +Busard+ Carre here, you are authorized to return to work, no restrictions, no helm. Go get 'em!
(10:01:49 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: As Atlantis comes out of warp, McKnight is already suited up in assault armor, along with several equally equipped squads.:: +Bridge+ McKnight to bridge. As soon as we can get one of the other ships in the task force to cover us for a minute, securitys standing by to reinforce the surface garrison, just in case.
(10:02:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ Go ahead, Colonel, and keep me updated on the surface situation.
(10:04:18 PM) LtKuari: ( Want me anywhere, sir? )
(10:04:49 PM) LtSyvek: :: suited up with McKnight's teams ::
(10:05:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ( I assume Kuari would sulk if he didn't bring her, given how sad she was to leave last time. She can...lead a squad send to guard the Echo One outpost? Has the nicest view.)
(10:05:43 PM) LtKuari: (Yay, field trip!)
(10:06:13 PM) LtKuari: :: stands by, waiting with her squad ::
(10:06:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Also, in the three elapsed days, Atlantis has been pretty much repaired.
(10:06:30 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +Carre+ No helmet? Damnit, but McKnight just lent me this cool one...oh well.
(10:06:57 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks at the assault armor helmet on her desk:: One day...I will not get concussions so easily.
(10:07:15 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +Busard+ :: grins :: Well if you think you're going to smacked upside the head, by all means wear it! :: laughs ::
(10:07:53 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: And with that, she heads to Engineering, sonic screwdriver and gold-plated wrench in tow:: +Carre+ Hey, you never know, Doc. But for right now, I'll enjoy the lack of hat hair.
(10:08:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (So...remind me. There was Echo One, the base camp, and the underground compound. Were there any other major settlements I'm missing?)
(10:08:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (I forgot to do this: )
(10:09:48 PM) CdrTKirr: (( :: consults the Gencodia document :: ))
(10:09:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> In the months since our departure, Gencodia has grown significantly. The main settlement, Atlantium, is now a proper town with permanent buildings and everything! It's supporting a thriving research community into the nearby underground ruins.)
(10:10:37 PM) CdrTKirr: (( What he said... so no, not really. ))
(10:10:55 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Kay.)
(10:11:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns to T'Kirr :: I'd like you to go down there and meet with Atlantium's mayor and let them know of our defense plans.
(10:11:24 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods dutifully ::
(10:11:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Reassure the colonists that we'll protect them.
(10:11:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ Have a security escort for Commander T'Kirr meet her in TR1.
(10:12:07 PM) CdrTKirr: :: gives Blackthorne's hand a squeeze ::
(10:12:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: squeezes back :: Stay safe, Commander.
(10:12:31 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods again, then departs the Bridge ::
(10:12:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay, listen up! Four teams. Kuari, you will report and take command of the detachment keeping watch over Echo One. Stay on your toes! That outpost is our second line of defense to strop anything that slips past our flotilla up here!
(10:14:01 PM) LtKuari: :: nods ::
(10:14:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Syvek, you will assess preparations to the underground compound for use as an emergency shelter. Rak'nar, you're with me. We'll meet up with Pendergast and the rest of our troops in Atlantium proper and assess defenses there.
(10:14:31 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ As I was just telling the men, sir, I'll look after her myself.
(10:14:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits down :: Commander Harper, launch the Sharks and perform aerial recon in support of our ground forces.
(10:14:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ Thank you, Colonel. :: quite relieved to hear that ::
(10:15:21 PM) CdrHarper: Yes, sir. +Sharks+ All Sharks, report to your planes immediately.
(10:16:02 PM) CdrHarper: :: secures the helm and exits the bridge :: Assault Bay.
(10:16:24 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: wanders up to the bridge to checkout any impending action that will require medical support ::
(10:16:36 PM) CdrTKirr: :: arrives in TL ::
(10:17:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Fleetwide+ All ships, this is Admiral Blackthorne. Spread out your orbits to equidistant paths and keep your sensors to the max and your shields up. We have a potentially cloaked adversary.
(10:17:06 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: reports for duty ::
(10:17:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Fleetwide+ Those of you with fighters, launch your CAPs and reserves.
(10:17:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> More men are hauling equipment down in the cargo bays, preparing both mortars and their ammunition as well as more anti-aircraft microtorpedo batteries to be deployed to whatever spots the ground forces request.
(10:17:49 PM) CdrHarper: :: enters the AB and head into the locker room to get into her flightsuit ::
(10:18:38 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Steps out of the locker room as though she lives there, which she practically does, in full gear with the phase pistol she used in the Resistance strapped to her thigh.::
(10:19:11 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: catches Sid :: Hey.
(10:19:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods at the Commander's arrival :: Somebody ordered an escort for you, ma'am. Catching a ride down with first wave work for you? Rak'nar and his team will be right behind us.
(10:19:58 PM) CdrHarper: :: glad to catch Sid :: XO, how are our birds?
(10:20:00 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> We get a second chance at these ::Nasty Bajoran insult (plural), involving a pig, someone's mother, and a yak::? Yee fucking haw.
(10:20:08 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: disappears into the locker room :: Don't leave without me!
(10:20:41 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: a little louder :: Wouldn't want you to have all the fun!
(10:21:00 PM) CdrHarper: :: suits up and grabs her helmet, hooks it into the suit's LSS ::
(10:21:04 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods to McKnight :: I'm eager to see the place again.
(10:21:10 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks to Harper:: Ready to fly and hungry, ma'am. :: Looks to Ash, making a somewhat dark note of how she left behind a certain Gemini not too long ago:: There'll be plenty to go around, rookie.
(10:21:20 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (^Sid>)
(10:21:22 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hearing that a lot, ma'am.
(10:22:11 PM) CdrHarper: Good to hear. Good hunting, Sharks!
(10:22:50 PM) CdrHarper: :: looks to Ash :: Hey, TFNG, your old squad is here.
(10:23:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: hails Atlantium and informs them of the impending arrival of a fuckload of marines ::
(10:23:43 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: straps on the last of her gear and grabs her helmet, sending Harper a tolerant smile :: Yep.
(10:23:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Hopping up onto the wing of his plane and on into the cockpit. :: Hunting usually is, so long as somebody's stupid enough to get in our way.
(10:24:24 PM) CdrHarper: Show them who the best wing in the fleet is. :: climbs up into the Boudica's cockpit ::
(10:24:31 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Nods with a grin before turning to her fighter. As she lowers herself into the cockpit, she allows herself a moment of solemnity to say a quick prayer for those who may fall in battle, then starts her launch codes::
(10:24:45 PM) CdrHarper: :: powers up and quickly goes through pre-launch ::
(10:24:46 PM) CdrTKirr: :: grabs a phaser, fastens it to her belt, then steps onto the pad ::
(10:25:02 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Sharks, Firefly. Commcheck and status.
(10:25:07 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> No arguements from me. :: climbs into her fighter ::
(10:26:18 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> +Sharks+ Crazy Horse, operational. Launch codes prepped and ready to go.
(10:26:19 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: flips on outward comm as she goes through prelaunch :: +Sharks+ Spitfire, copy.
(10:26:24 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> +Firefly+ I seem to hear you over here, and there are all these green lights on my console. It's supposed to do that, right?
(10:27:14 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ The mission is recon for the ground forces. Stick with your wing assignments, Crazy Horse with me, Spitfire you are on Chaka's wing. :: reads off the rest of the unnamed characters assignments ::
(10:27:49 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: pins Chaka as her lead track and stands by ::
(10:27:50 PM) CdrHarper: +Bridge+ Atlantis, Firefly. Sharks are ready to launch.
(10:28:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Boudica+ Firefly, Atlantis Actual, you are go for launch.
(10:28:47 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Launch! :: floors it out the bay doors ::
(10:28:51 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Marks Firefly and adjusts accordingly::
(10:29:19 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :::ZZZZOOOOOOMMM!!:::
(10:29:29 PM) CdrHarper: :: dives sharply toward the moon's atmo ::
(10:29:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: hopes everyone is careful out there ::
(10:29:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: enviously watches the Sharks pour out to the planet below ::
(10:30:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: well, ,to the moon below ::
(10:30:33 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Goes flying out of the assault bay like...something very, very fast. The moment he's clear of Atlantis, he guns the accelerator as he goes streaking down toward the planet below. ::
(10:30:35 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: smiles as the brilliance of the illuminated planet fills her cockpit :: Ah, it's good to see planetside again.
(10:31:01 PM) CdrHarper: :: shields to maximum as they heat up on entry interface ::
(10:31:06 PM) CdrTKirr: Are your teams ready, Colonel?
(10:31:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Chaka^) +Spitfire+ Try to keep up, Spitfire! I'd hate to see how fast somebody on the Gemini's waiting to take YOUR job!
(10:32:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Finishing up a grenade count:: All ready here, Commander. Marines, move up!
(10:32:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: As one, a black wall of armor and dormant high explosives surrounds T'Kirr::
(10:32:32 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: grumbles and stabs at her accelerators :: +Chaka+ I have nothing to worry about, and you should know better.
(10:32:58 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods to the transporter attendant :: Energize.
(10:33:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The Gemini launches her fighters, and they're of course known as.... wait for it.... The Jets.
(10:33:30 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Oh goddamnit now the music is stuck in my head!!)
(10:33:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (When you're a Jet...)
(10:34:07 PM) LtCmdrBusard: ( Oh goddamnit. Jason, that's not fair. You're doing this to a THEATRE major!!)
(10:34:11 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (:-()
(10:34:37 PM) CdrHarper: Jet Pilot> +All Fighters+ Oh look, it's Spitfire, the deserter!
(10:35:36 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: notes the Gemini's launch and grimaces, punches in a code to the comm :: +Fintish+ Hey Marbles, long time no see. I suppose you're been waiting in bated breath to see the Sharks, eh?
(10:35:49 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Spitfire+ You're gonna have to be more specific, rookie. People seem to tell me that about all kinds of things.
(10:36:37 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: ignores Chaka in favor of taunting the Jet pilot ::
(10:37:01 PM) CdrTKirr: Fintish> :: blinks :: +Ash+ Damn it, Ash, I told you not to call me that. What are you doing on our frequency, anyway?
(10:37:08 PM) CdrHarper: +All Fighters+ We are all on the same team here, now do your jobs.
(10:37:42 PM) CdrHarper: JetCAG> +Jets only+ She may be a deserter, but she's on our side. Watch it.
(10:39:31 PM) CdrTKirr: ACTION> T'Kirr's and McKnight's squads materialize within the main encampment of Atlantium. They are shortly noticed, and officials approach.
(10:41:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: As soon as his helmet's HUD registers none of the approaching group are armed (Yay, paranoia.), he steps aside to let T'Kirr pass so she can do the XO thing. ::
(10:41:58 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Keeps her eyes open and on the sweep::
(10:42:27 PM) CdrHarper: :: breaks through into Atmo and levels off into a recon pattern ::
(10:43:02 PM) CdrTKirr: :: steps forward, acknowledging McKnight's deference and looks to the approaching people, looking for the mayor ::
(10:43:24 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Grins as he purposely hits atmo a little fast, at just a little too deep an angle. The re-entry heat is nothing his shields can't handle, but he rather likes the idea of making an entrance. Too bad it's too late to call themselves the Comets. ::
(10:44:00 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: follows Chaka and groans :: Showoff.
(10:45:18 PM) CdrTKirr: ACTION> Kuari's squad materializes at Echo One.
(10:45:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Mayor Cleese> :: steps forward, a greying Englishman that also seems to be a scientist :: Ah, you must be Commander T'Kirr.
(10:45:56 PM) CdrTKirr: :: bows her head :: I am. Mayor Cleese?
(10:46:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> The same. Pleased to meet you, Commander, and welcome back to Gencodia.
(10:46:41 PM) CdrHarper: :: sweeps right above Echo One ::
(10:47:01 PM) CdrTKirr: Thank you. It's an honor to finally meet you after all our correspondance. How is the colony holding up?
(10:47:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> We tried to keep the news confined to those with a need to know, but you know that they say about news, eh? :: chuckles ::
(10:48:22 PM) CdrHarper: :: dips a wing to the Marines below ::
(10:48:30 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks up at Crazy Horse :: A bit difficult to hide now anyway.
(10:48:42 PM) LtSyvek: :: materializes in the underground complex and starts directing traffic ::
(10:48:59 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Follows suit, giving a brief salute as she keeps in pattern with Harper::
(10:49:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> Right, right. Anyway, care for some tea while we discuss how you're going to keep us from all getting killed?
(10:49:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> Spitfire wants to see a showoff, does she? No? Too bad. As he comes in behind Harper on his way to his own patrol zone, he slows down to subsonic for a moment as he flies low over the outpost, inverted, and waves to Kuari with a grin before accelerating again. ::
(10:50:04 PM) LtKuari: All right, I want a perimeter around the outpost. I'll have relief shifts organized soon. For now, you four, go. :: points :: North, south, east, west.
(10:51:02 PM) CdrHarper: +Sid+ Crazy Horse, let us patrol sector two three six. It is right at the edge of both our grid and the Jets', and could be a little weak.
(10:51:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Clears his throat. :: Forgive the interruption, but do you know where Commander Pendergast is right now? My primary job is of course escort, but I'll need to touch base with him at some point about our preparations.
(10:52:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> I believe he's in the main science building, trying to keep some of the people there from bloody panicing.
(10:53:22 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Nods to Rak'nar:: Take a few guys, give him whatever help he needs. And let him know I'd like a minute when he has it.
(10:53:55 PM) CdrTKirr: (Sorry missed Cleese's line)
(10:54:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: And try to power down the scowl.
(10:54:15 PM) CdrTKirr: Lead the way, Mayor.
(10:54:19 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> +Harper+ Copy, Firefly. Adjusting course to sector two three six. :: She looks down at the colony below :: That is a sight better looking than the way we left it.
(10:54:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Right this way then. :: gestures into one of the shiny new buildings ::
(10:54:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese ^
(10:54:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Rak'nar> I am the picture of congeniality, Colonel. ::Stalks off, four marines in tow.::
(10:56:15 PM) CdrTKirr: You have our assurance that the Federation's best ships are protecting Atlantium.
(10:56:22 PM) CdrTKirr: :: steps in ::
(10:56:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> That's certainly welcomed, Commander. How do you take your tea?
(10:57:03 PM) CdrTKirr: Plain, thank you.
(10:57:54 PM) CdrHarper: :: banks around and starts scanning the new grid ::
(10:58:17 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: keeps Chaka in her sights ::
(10:58:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> Right then, here you are. :: hands her a cup of steaming earl grey :: Prefer it a bit sweeter, myself. :: drops a lump in :
(10:58:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (two minute warning)
(10:58:47 PM) LtKuari: :: passes out assignments and a rotation :: As for me, I'll be in the tree. :: grins ::
(10:59:17 PM) LtKuari: :: looks up :: You know how to reach me. :: takes off ::
(11:00:42 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Glances down at his display momentarily:: +Ash+ Spitfire, got an atmospheric pressure anomaly in sector 24. Could be ordinary turbulence, but I'm no meteorologist. Break and take a look. I'll cover.
(11:01:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:01:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:01:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:01:15 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Paused::
(11:01:21 PM) LtKuari: :: shoves at her stick, a second nature gesture :: Roger.
(11:01:25 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pauses ::
(11:01:26 PM) LtKuari: :: pauses ::
(11:01:29 PM) LtKuari: That'd be Ash, btw.
(11:01:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Paused as well. ::
(11:03:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, looks like we're pretty well prepared for an attack.
(11:03:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: OR ARE WE?!
(11:03:37 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: lol
(11:04:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I swear to God, if you throw pirate Borg at us, I quit.
(11:04:06 PM) CdrTKirr: Dun DUN DUUN....!
(11:04:20 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: hahaha
(11:04:20 PM) CdrTKirr: Damn. Throw that one out.
(11:04:36 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Parasites *nod*.
(11:04:42 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Although a Borg with a hook hand attachment IS a hilarious image.
(11:04:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: Writes that down ::
(11:05:08 PM) CdrTKirr: Not a far stretch, though.
(11:05:10 PM) LtCmdrBusard: LMAO
(11:05:25 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yarr will be assimilated.
(11:05:34 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: hehe
(11:05:46 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Alrighty, I gotta run. Night peoples!
(11:05:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night Doc!
(11:05:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Night!
(11:05:53 PM) LtCmdrBusard: G'night!
(11:06:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(11:06:05 PM) CdrTKirr: That's like saying a mercenary flies a ship resembling a YT-1300
(11:06:24 PM) CdrTKirr: Yarr? =(
(11:06:36 PM) CdrTKirr: I actually read a book about her... never seen her the same since.
(11:06:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yar. Not Yarrrrrr
(11:07:12 PM) CdrTKirr: Gotcha.
(11:07:31 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Alrighty, need to go grab some pain meds.
(11:07:47 PM) LtCmdrBusard: G'night all!
(11:07:47 PM) LtKuari left the room.
(11:07:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night!
(11:08:57 PM) LtCmdrBusard left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(11:09:49 PM) CdrTKirr: Time for bed.
(11:09:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night folks.