Conversation with #ussatlantis at 9/7/2011 8:51:16 PM on VAdmBlackthorne@opus.il.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
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(8:51:16 PM) ChanServ 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.
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(9:01:48 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [Mibbit@13-134-678-73.tukw.qwest.net] entered the room.
(9:01:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:02:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: omgvent
(9:02:20 PM) JorvanTav [Donna@t-26-878-411-26.hsd0.or.comcast.net] entered the room.
(9:02:31 PM) JorvanTav: Good evening
(9:02:39 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hiya
(9:02:50 PM) JorvanTav: Where's my wife?
(9:03:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Shouldn't you know? :)
(9:03:15 PM) JorvanTav: I would like to, but I am across the country at the moment
(9:04:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Ahhh.
(9:04:03 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: We took her out and got her boozed up and then we
(9:04:36 PM) LtKuari [firstname.lastname@example.org] entered the room.
(9:04:50 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: made her show up here.
(9:04:57 PM) LtKuari: Hrm.
(9:05:20 PM) LtKuari: Server issues, sec
(9:05:26 PM) LtKuari: Stop calling me I'm busy o.0
(9:06:22 PM) JorvanTav: I would much rather be in the same room. Much better.
(9:06:28 PM) CdrTKirr [email@example.com] entered the room.
(9:06:40 PM) CdrTKirr: There we go.
(9:07:01 PM) JorvanTav: Hurrah!
(9:07:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@j-88-351-725-23.hsd6.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(9:07:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(9:07:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:08:18 PM) CdrHarper [Mibbit@nrgh-64-700-283-748.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
(9:08:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Rachel will be along shortly.
(9:08:51 PM) CdrTKirr: Sure.
(9:09:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Highlight up if y'all didn't see.
(9:09:36 PM) JorvanTav: When I saw it, my head was literally in a Titan I rocket's engine.
(9:09:49 PM) JorvanTav: Very cool place to read it, really.
(9:09:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nice!
(9:10:44 PM) JorvanTav: I also slid out of a 747's emergency exit. Not often you can say that and call it fun
(9:11:07 PM) LtCmdrBusard [Mibbit@j-88-351-725-23.hsd6.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(9:11:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: There she is!
(9:11:19 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Hey, sorry for the wait.
(9:11:32 PM) CdrTKirr: My iPhone is now permanently locked because Exchange took it over and says I can't unlock it if I receive confidential work emails on it. -_-
(9:11:53 PM) CdrTKirr: When I say locked, I mean passworded. A pain when I'm just sitting at home with no one having access to it but me. >_>
(9:12:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I hope they're paying for it then.
(9:12:15 PM) LtCmdrBusard: That sounds distinctly not fun.
(9:12:18 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: bwhahaha, leave it to MS to screw up an apple device.
(9:12:52 PM) CdrTKirr: Lol of course not
(9:13:16 PM) CdrTKirr: I mean I could take work emails off and release it
(9:13:25 PM) CdrTKirr: But if I wanna get them, I gotta keep it passworded
(9:13:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I'd be damned before I'd let corporate IT fuck with a device of mine that they weren't paying for.
(9:13:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And I WORK in corporate IT.
(9:13:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (meaning I know how incompetent we really are)
(9:13:56 PM) CdrTKirr: Omg did I say they did? o.0
(9:15:25 PM) CdrTKirr: So... right. We're all here, so.
(9:15:33 PM) JorvanTav: :: AA :: Too soon?
(9:15:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yep, let's get going.
(9:15:43 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEEET :: Attentino!
(9:15:43 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: This isn't an iphone issue its an exchange security policy setting. It needs to be set on the exchange server. Just get your network administrator to add you to the exclusions list of the policy. Thats all I did. There is no way to turn this off from the iphone though.
(9:15:45 PM) CdrTKirr: on!
(9:15:56 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: AA ::
(9:15:59 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa-ino ::
(9:16:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(9:16:04 PM) JorvanTav: :: regains AA ::
(9:17:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Preparations are continuing for a possible attack against Gencodia. Six starships orbit the moon, Marines and Security forces are in force on the surface, and the Sharks patrol the skies along with the Jets from the Gemini.
(9:17:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(9:17:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Nope.
(9:17:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way...)
(9:17:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(9:17:51 PM) LtCmdrBusard: ARGH
(9:17:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(9:17:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(9:18:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (*Snickers*(
(9:18:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Blackthorne to T'Kirr.
(9:18:52 PM) CdrTKirr: +Blackthorne+ Go ahead, Admiral.
(9:18:57 PM) CdrHarper: :: enters a new search grid ::
(9:19:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +T'Kirr+ :: quietly :: Are you within earshot of anyone?
(9:19:45 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Lounging on the bridge, doing PADD forms, eyeing the main viewer occasionally ::
(9:19:59 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods to the crewman stepping away from her :: +Blackthorne+ I'm alone.
(9:20:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Sighs as his sensor display yet again reads all clear.:: Dammit. Can't enjoy outperforming some pirate shit, because they're not here, and I can't enjoy the flight, because I'm expecting some pirate shit to take a shot.
(9:21:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: in the FO, watching that tactical display :: +T'Kirr+ I'm becoming more convinced that any attack will not be a direct one considering the force we have here. They'd be foolish.
(9:21:24 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Follows Harper into the next grid, keeping an eye out for eeeevil pirates::
(9:21:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sips some coffee ::
(9:21:51 PM) CdrHarper: :: also keeping an eye out for good pirates ::
(9:22:07 PM) CdrTKirr: +Blackthorne+ :: pauses in thought :: What sort of attack are you thinking, then?
(9:23:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Squad leaders+ McKnight to all squads. Gimme a sitrep.
(9:23:15 PM) JorvanTav: :: steps out of the Turbolift and takes his place back at Conn. He nods to Harper, and keys in for control of the sensors ::
(9:23:15 PM) LtKuari: :: guards Echo One Outpost from a tree on top of the hill ::
(9:23:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Covert ops, perhaps. I'd like a physical headcount of the colonists and our personnel, cross-checked with IDs, to make sure everyone that is here, is supposed to be here.
(9:24:25 PM) CdrHarper: :: is flying a Mustang and doesn't see the nod! :V ::
(9:24:55 PM) JorvanTav: :: (magic edit) nods to whomever is sitting at Ops ::
(9:25:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (That last post was a little vague. Basically, McKnight wants a report from Syvek and Kuari. Well, and Rak'nar, but I'll do that one myself, obviously.)
(9:25:31 PM) CdrTKirr: :: thinks about the work involved in making Blackthorne's suggestion happen, but doesn't let any irritation color her voice :: +Blackthorne+ I'll have the leaders start on it right away.
(9:25:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Thank you. Keep your eyes peeled.
(9:26:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> +McKnight+ The underground cavern is ready for use as a shelter, Colonel.
(9:26:48 PM) LtKuari: +McKnight+ Kuari here, sir. All's quiet at Echo One. Marines are in a steady rotation, available to respond at a moment's notice.
(9:27:31 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Percy sits at one of the many engineering consoles, trying to convince herself that McKnight will be fine. Mostly, she's doing this by working to make sure every weapons and defense system on Atlantis is working at a hundred and ten percent::
(9:27:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Both of them+ Kuari, good. Syvek, transport inhibitors placed for full coverage of the shelter area? I want us ready to shut anyone else out at the push of a button once our own people are safely inside.
(9:27:57 PM) CdrTKirr: +Blackthorne+ Aye, Admiral. Watch over us up there.
(9:28:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Always. Atlantis out.
(9:28:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: walks out onto the bridge, finding that Carre is still in command and the ship is still intact :: Report, Doctor.
(9:28:43 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks for McKnight ::
(9:29:04 PM) CdrTKirr: (Btw love Chaka's line)
(9:29:13 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Alls well. No change in status.
(9:29:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> +<McKnight+ Yes, Colonel. To beam in here, one would have to negotiate ten meters of solid rock.
(9:30:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks at the moon on the viewer and furrows his brow ::
(9:31:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I thought about zipping to the other side of the moon, didnt figure you'd like it too much though. :: grins ::
(9:31:48 PM) CdrHarper: :: banks into another wide circle that crosses into another grid of the patrol area ::
(9:32:03 PM) CdrTKirr: :: finds the mayor :: Mr. Cleese, if I may have a moment.
(9:32:30 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Mike just wanted me to let you guys know he had to step out for a few minutes. He'll be back as soon as he can, though.)
(9:32:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> :: turns from talking to an aide, hand at his temple :: Ah, yes, Commander. Please, do make it quick, I find that the stress of this situation has given me a splitting headache.
(9:34:47 PM) CdrTKirr: We're at at hightened security level. Orders from Atlantis requires us to do a full personnel check. Since all of your people are supposed to be indoors or at otherwise designated areas, it shouldn't be a problem to have their ID's checked with the rosters.
(9:36:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> Ah, yes, that shouldn't be a problem at all. :: eyes narrow, slightly bloodshot :: Do you believe that someone is here that isn't supposed to be?
(9:36:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Rak'nar> +McKnight+ My apolagies, Colonel. I was answering a query from Commander Pendergast. But the settlement's main generator is secure, as is the backup and their signaling equipment. Anyone aiming to cripple us in that way will not do so unopposed.
(9:37:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits down and retreives his PADD from the chair arm ::
(9:37:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: hurries up and waits ::
(9:37:23 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: returns to more of the never-ending PADD work ::
(9:37:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +All squad leaders+ Excellent. Do all of you feel you have all the people you need, or do you need reinforcements to ensure your position is secure?
(9:38:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> Given the advantage of supreme defensibility, I believe this position to be secure.
(9:38:18 PM) CdrTKirr: We don't know, but we have reason to believe it may not be a direct attack and want to cover all angles. This way, we'll be assured one more front is accounted for.
(9:39:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> A decidedly prudent measure. I'll see to it that it happens.
(9:39:59 PM) LtKuari: :: takes a moment to survey the outpost on the hill :: +McKnight+ I believe we have sufficient manpower for Echo One's size, sir. Unless you're expecting something radical?
(9:40:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Kuari+ No change in expectations just yet, Lieutenant. Just stay alert, and comm me if anything changes.
(9:41:10 PM) LtKuari: +McKnight+ Aye, Colonel. :: gets back to being alert ::
(9:41:45 PM) CdrHarper: :: passes over Echo One and dips a wing ;;
(9:41:58 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods to Cleese and looks around for McKnight ::
(9:42:22 PM) LtKuari: :: looks up at the flying machine ::
(9:42:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> :: takes a headache hypo and keeps working ::
(9:43:25 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Follows:: +Firefly+ I'm reading an all clear on my sensors for this grid. I just have to wonder, what the hell would a pirate get out of attacking a colony like this? Scientifically it's pretty fascinating, but it's not that great a location for anything else.
(9:43:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Is currently leading a patrol along the northern perimeter of the settlement. ::
(9:43:59 PM) CdrTKirr: :: swings by the infirmary and pokes her head inside ::
(9:44:38 PM) CdrTKirr: +McKnight+ T'Kirr to McKnight.
(9:45:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +T'Kirr+ McKnight here. Go ahead, Commander.
(9:45:08 PM) CdrHarper: +Crazy Horse+ I do not know, beyond perhaps just wanting to let us know that we are not welcome.
(9:45:47 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Percy paused in her quest for uberweapons for a brief raktagino break. The last couple of days had been a hard lesson in having to take it easy, and somehow she doubted that Carre would be very forgiving if she showed up with a reinjury. So she sits and tries to pretend it's just another day.::
(9:46:23 PM) CdrTKirr: :: steps inside, noting the half a dozen people sitting around :: +McKnight+ Colonel, we want to do a head count of all personnel we've brought down to the planet. Have your squads do a check and report. I'm having Mayor Cleese do the same.
(9:47:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> Can I help you... :: eyes the collar :: Commander?
(9:48:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Pauses on his way to re-check the recently patched power relays one more time, spotting Percy taking a minute:: Uh...hey, Commander?
(9:49:11 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods to the doctor :: T'Kirr. Doctor, can I get a list of your patients and their stations? Mayor Cleese is doing a head count and I want to make sure these people don't get missed.
(9:49:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sends orders to Challenger and Columbia to reinforce Shangri-La, in case that's the real objective ::
(9:49:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> Ah, yes. :: hits print and the list comes up ::
(9:50:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Patient> Uggggh.
(9:50:20 PM) CdrTKirr: :: notes people just sitting, a couple holding a hand to the head :: What are they here for?
(9:50:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +T'Kirr+ A head count? May I ask why? That WILL hamper our patrols until the job's complete.
(9:51:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> Five cases of migraine headaches, and one that's running a fever.
(9:51:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> Who also has a bad headache. Poor fellow.
(9:52:02 PM) CdrTKirr: +McKnight+ (separate magic timing for conversations, obviously) Blackthorne has reason to believe we may not be facing a direct attack. With a full check, we can be sure we don't have people that don't belong.
(9:52:25 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Takes a long sip:: Yeah, Quinn? What can I do for you?
(9:52:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +T'Kirr+ Uh, alright. Right away. McKnight out.
(9:52:48 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks to the fevered patient :: Is it a common illness? Something native to Gencodia?
(9:53:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> First case of it I've seen here.
(9:53:31 PM) LtKuari: (Not chocolate, not chocolate, not chocolate...)
(9:54:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Lt. Tav, full sensor sweep of the surface and compare the sentient lifeform count with what comes back from the headcount.
(9:54:49 PM) CdrTKirr: :: takes the printout :: Thank you. Mayor Cleese also has a headache. He is very busy. If you have a moment, can you find him and treat him as best you can?
(9:55:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +All squad leaders+ Okay...Syvek, I'll need you to activate those transport inhibitors NOW. Apparently, there's some concern that we may have brought a stowaway down with us and not noticed it. I'd say those of us wearing full coverage helmets are the likeliest suspects, so I need all marines wearing the assault armor to stop what you're doing, and do a
(9:55:21 PM) JorvanTav: Aye, sir. :: scans the planet for all sentient life ::
(9:55:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> :: chuckles :: Yes, his aide already took a couple of hypos for him.
(9:55:36 PM) ColDougMcKnight: head count. Let me know when that's done, and...then I'll start assigning people to check everyone else who beamed down from Atlantis.
(9:55:55 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> Aye colonel.
(9:56:11 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: gives orders to all marines stationed at the inhibitors ::
(9:56:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Patient2> I'm suddently feeling worse, more than just the headache...
(9:56:56 PM) LtKuari: +McKnight+ We'll get right on it, sir. Kuari out. :: jumps down from the tree and starts counting her people ::
(9:57:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Opens up his tool case, and hands her a relatively nondescript metallic armband, sized to fit over her bicep.::: Kinda got the sense that helmet hair wasn't working for you, so...here you go. If the ship starts shaking, just slap the button.
(9:57:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> :: scans him :: Hm, also with fever. You'd better lay down. :: hypos him ::
(9:57:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> We may have something contagious here.
(9:57:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Rak'nar> If there is a spy among us, consider him dead.
(9:57:58 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ( Over the comm on that.)
(9:58:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Love Rak'nar)
(9:58:28 PM) CdrHarper: Syvek> :: begins personally headcounting his Marines, reconciling their IDs with faces, and names that he knows (which is all of them) ::
(9:58:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Sighs, signals a stop of his immediate group, and lifts his helmet up off his head. :: Okay, helmets off.
(9:58:49 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Quirks an eyebrow as she takes it, looking it over :: Okay...what is this, a personal inertia dampener or something?
(9:58:57 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks wide-eyed at the doctor :: When did this begin?
(9:59:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> I started getting more requests for headache medicine yesterday, but attributed it to the stress of the situation. :: squints his eyes :: Myself included.
(10:00:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> :: begins scanning the rest of the patients that are present ::
(10:00:05 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> It's...something I've been working on. As an application for my omni-tool. It's better than a helmet. Beyond that, I'd rather you wait and see.
(10:00:10 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Grins softly::
(10:00:22 PM) CdrTKirr: How many more are there besides these patients?
(10:00:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> At least thirty others with headaches.
(10:01:00 PM) CdrTKirr: (omni-tool vs Percy-sonic)
(10:01:28 PM) CdrTKirr: Please contact them right away and request and update to their condition.
(10:01:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: As his men comply, he quickly looks them over. After the better part of a decade at this post, he knows his faces as well.:: Okay, we're good here. Helmets back on.
(10:01:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor> :: sits down at his computer and sends out a message ::
(10:02:14 PM) CdrTKirr: :: finds herself standing nearer the door than she was a few moments ago ::
(10:02:24 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Uh...okay. :: Smiles back, a little confused:: Do I have to wait until I need it to use it, or can I try it out now? :: Fits it onto her arm::
(10:02:50 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> You're the Chief. I'd say that makes it your call.
(10:02:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Patient3> :: enters the infirmary, staggering right by T'Kirr :: Got your message, doc... I feel like ass.
(10:03:21 PM) CdrTKirr: :: almost jumps ::
(10:03:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor... oh, what shall I name him... Dr. Tennant> :; scans Patient3 :: Lay down right there.
(10:04:10 PM) CdrTKirr: (<3)
(10:04:49 PM) CdrTKirr: :: waits, a terrible hypothesis forming in her head ::
(10:05:22 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sweeet! :: Proceeds to push the button of pushing::
(10:06:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: DrTennant> Also exhibiting signs of viral infection. :: hypos him with a basic antiviral ::
(10:06:52 PM) LtCmdrBusard: ACTION> As the device activates, Percy finds everything except her hands covered in a thick layer of what appears to be bright orange energy shielding. It hums slightly as it turns on.
(10:07:49 PM) CdrTKirr: (How long would you say AT's have been planetside?)
(10:08:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (A few days now)
(10:09:02 PM) CdrTKirr: (Well, s.....nap)
(10:09:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (No, that makes no sense)
(10:09:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Perhaps 4-8 hours)
(10:10:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: DrTennant> ::: scans himself :: Bloody hell.
(10:10:42 PM) CdrTKirr: Tell me.
(10:11:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: DrTennant> Whatever it is, I have it too.
(10:12:04 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> I should warn you, this is basically just a solid hologram. It should take a shot or two, but it's not weapons grade protection.
(10:12:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: DrTennant> :: sits down at his computer and issues an order for all headache patients and current sufferers to report in NOW ::
(10:13:55 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Right, so....no running into gunfire with it, but enough that maybe next time I won't hit my head as much when we take damage? Rodney, I am inclined to believe that you are the BEST.
(10:14:15 PM) CdrTKirr: +Atlantis+ T'Kirr to Blackthorne.
(10:14:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Blackthorne here.
(10:14:32 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Deactivates the device :: Although did you HAVE to make it orange?
(10:15:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: stands up in anticipation ::
(10:15:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Grins a little wider :: It kind of grew on me. But I can change that easily enough.
(10:16:23 PM) CdrTKirr: +Blackthorne+ I'm in the infirmary with half a dozen patients with headaches. The doctor here claims starting yesterday, he's had thirty others. A couple of patients accounted for so far have come down with a viral-induced fever. It may be too early to tell, but... we may have found your indirect attack on the colony.
(10:17:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits the fuck back down :: +T'Kirr+ I.... see. :: pregnant pause :: As of now, Gencodia's surface is quarantined.
(10:17:30 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Eh, it works for right now. If it REALLY needs to change, I'll let you know. But thanks, this is...really nice. Um... ::Trails off, wondering if she can do something in return:: ..I could make you a robot or something, if you want one at some point. Just trying to think of something of equal value. And y'know, I'm good at robots.
(10:17:38 PM) CdrTKirr: +Blackthorne+ Aye, sir. Requesting medical teams in quarantine gear beam to the surface and begin testing throughout the colony.
(10:17:44 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (OH no! You didn't use pause protection!)
(10:17:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Now there will be little pauses EVERYWHERE)
(10:18:09 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Oh god! It'll be so minutely awkward!)
(10:18:26 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ((Shatneresque!)
(10:18:50 PM) CdrTKirr: (You two are so weird.)
(10:18:50 PM) JorvanTav: (Are those pauses more Betazoid, human or Vulcan?)
(10:18:59 PM) CdrTKirr: (You three.)
(10:19:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Shatner is his own species)
(10:19:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +T'Kirr+ I will have it done. Have their doctor transmit all data so far to Dr. Carre.
(10:19:59 PM) JorvanTav: (Us three... should we find a way that you can have another character so you can have someone married to all three of us? :P )
(10:22:33 PM) CdrTKirr: +Blackthorne+ She'll have it momentarily. :: I wish to study it myself as well. If you could... update the Colonel?
(10:22:37 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Oh my!)
(10:22:43 PM) CdrTKirr: (What)
(10:23:27 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (And that character could marry Puddington)
(10:23:33 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (*nods sagely)
(10:23:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: lets out a long breath :: +T'Kirr+ I shall. How do you feel?
(10:23:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (*Almost spit out diet coke*)
(10:23:59 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Bahaha!)
(10:24:29 PM) JorvanTav: (Hey, as long as I get the real person, I don't care how many of her characters marry others. I could have worded that differently and made it sound really bad.)
(10:24:44 PM) CdrTKirr: (:: bundles Kuari into a shuttle and takes off for open space :: )
(10:24:54 PM) JorvanTav: :: continues scanning the surface, getting a full count of the sentient life ::
(10:25:35 PM) JorvanTav: (Kuari can't marry a humanoid! The children would be FUBAR!)
(10:26:04 PM) CdrTKirr: +Blackthorne+ I'm fine. :: begins looking over the data at a secondary terminal, busying herself already :: Right now.
(10:26:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Stay that way, that's an order. :: forces himself to regain focus :: Blackthorne out.
(10:26:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Damn it all. +McKnight+ Blackthorne to McKnight!
(10:27:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ McKnight here.
(10:27:41 PM) CdrTKirr: :: swallows thickly and sends the data up to Atlantis' Sickbay before moving to the door and turning to Dr. Tennant. :: Doctor, I'm going to update Mayor Cleese. I'll return shortly.
(10:28:00 PM) LtKuari: :: accounts for all her peeps, is happy to report ::
(10:28:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ Gencodia is under possible biological attack; an outbreak of headaches and fever has been reported in Atlantium proper. The surface is under quarantine, so keep your marines suited up.
(10:30:59 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: is at the medical terminal awaiting data, having eavesdropped on recent conversations ::
(10:32:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ ...Fuck.
(10:32:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ Don't tell me.
(10:34:49 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: starts comparing data to the database ::
(10:34:54 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ Okay, I won't. Looks like this thing's a sneaky bugger, though. Assault armor's onboard environmental sensors don't pick it up. Looks like we'll need to look into an upgrade. If you'll excuse me, I need to make some calls.
(10:35:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ :: sighs :: Understood. Blackthorne out.
(10:36:02 PM) CdrTKirr: :: approaches the mayor from behind :: How are you feeling, Mr. Cleese?
(10:36:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +All squad leaders+ McKnight to squads. Those head counts. Did you actually have anyone remove their helmets for it?
(10:36:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> Bloody headache won't go away, and there's the threat of pirate attack, but aside from that, quite good I must say.
(10:36:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns to Carre ::
(10:37:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Roxanne, get to sickbay, and get some teams down in envirosuits to collect further data.
(10:37:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Rak'nar> +McKnight+ No.
(10:37:28 PM) LtKuari: +McKnight+ No, sir. All are accounted for. They smell like my marines, so I didn't bother asking. Why?
(10:37:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> +McKnight+ None here, Colonel. Is there an environmental hazard?
(10:38:15 PM) LtKuari: I need to speak to you. Privately.
(10:38:20 PM) LtKuari: T'Kirr>
(10:38:36 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Already done. I have a level 5 contaminant team beaming down :: pauses for a glance at her screen :: now.
(10:38:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: puts a hand on her shoulder to hold her up for a dramatic moment :: Whatever you have to do, save them. Understood?
(10:39:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> Ah, right this way. :: leads her into an empty conference room ::
(10:39:41 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I do, good thing for you my specialty is virology and epidemiology.
(10:39:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Get to it then.
(10:39:56 PM) CdrTKirr: :: keeps her distance from Cleese as they walk ::
(10:40:10 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Blissfully unaware of the situation below::
(10:40:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: +Squads+ ::Sighs:: Great. Looks like I'm the only one, then. Yes, there seems to be some sort of pathogen or something down here. So...do not disengage your environmental filters under any circumstances. And maintain patrols. This may just be to soften us up for a conventional assault. McKnight out.
(10:40:30 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I've already started the comparison runs. You can find me in Sickbay if you need me. ... for anything.
(10:40:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Rak'nar> :: Doesn't wear the assault armor:: Petaq'je!
(10:40:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> +McKnight+ Understood.
(10:40:47 PM) CdrTKirr: :: once they're alone :: The headaches may be a symptom of a fever-inducing virus. :: recaps the numbers to him ::
(10:40:47 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: hits the turbolift at a swift walk ::
(10:41:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> ... shit.
(10:41:49 PM) LtKuari: (Just realized, how did I smell squat if I didn't compromise my suit? o.0)
(10:41:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Tav, inform the rest of the assembled ships.
(10:42:12 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Scratches his head:: Um...sure. If it could do a bit of soldering or something, something small like that could really save me some back cramps fixing crap while hunched over in a jeffies tube.
(10:42:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Perhaps she just did the head count instead? Not too big a retcon to nix one line.)
(10:43:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: taps into the Sharks' comm channel from his chair arm :: +Sharks+ Sharks, Atlantis Actual. Have any of you dropped your shields for any reason?
(10:43:10 PM) JorvanTav: Aye, sir. :: sends a message to the other ships regarding the quarantine and what is known ::
(10:43:11 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Great! I'll, uh, I'll get to work on that later. Thanks.
(10:43:23 PM) CdrHarper: +Atlantis+ Firefly, Actual. Negative here.
(10:43:49 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Shouldn't fighters be fine, regardless? They fight in vacuum. They'd have to have a sealed environment.)
(10:44:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: to Tav :: Get everything you can from sensors; they've been able to detect planetside contaminants before.
(10:44:06 PM) LtKuari: Dr. Tennant is assembling all known patients and starting his preliminaries. I'm going back to the infirmary to help. I need you to keep everyone calm, but encourage anyone who's "exhibiting stress headaches" to visit the infirmary.
(10:44:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (If the virus is airborne it could survive on the hull)
(10:44:29 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> +Atlantis+ Crazy Horse, Actual. All shielded here.
(10:44:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> +Atlantis+ All bubbled up over here.
(10:45:23 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> +Atlantis+ Negative, sir.
(10:45:42 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Turns to his squad:: Well boys and girls, it looks like I owe you an apology. I may have just screwed us over big time. Let's get to the infirmary and find out what this is.
(10:45:51 PM) CdrTKirr: (Kuari's last line was mine, too, obviously. >_<)
(10:46:33 PM) LtKuari: (That's what happens when I distract myself with chocolate)
(10:46:42 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Sharks+ Gencodia may be under biological attack. Do not lower your shields or compromise your ship's environment for any reason.
(10:46:45 PM) JorvanTav: :: somberly at the grim possibilities of the predicament :: Yes, sir. Implementing a level four sweep of the surface and atmosphere. :: scans the planet's surface and atmosphere and compares the data to the known pathogens of the planet in real time ::
(10:47:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> Right. Damn.
(10:48:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods :: Sure. Well, off to play duct rat. Later, Chief.
(10:48:23 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (^ Quinn)
(10:49:32 PM) CdrHarper: :: swears elaborately in Bajoran :: +Atlantis+ Understood, Actual.
(10:49:33 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sure, sure. :: Goes back to her console, then sees the order for the sweep:: Wait, what? What's going on?
(10:50:05 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> +Sharks+ :: In response to the Bajoran, provided she hears it:: You got that right.
(10:50:13 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: gets a couple of pings from her scan :: Hmm...a genetic bastardization of the Larosian Virus. Apparently without the 'fun' side effects. :: grins ::
(10:50:21 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: also swears in Bajoran, and English ::
(10:50:48 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> :: Just for fun, joins in the Bajoran swearing.::
(10:50:51 PM) CdrHarper: :: Bajoran is rapidly becoming her favorite language to swear in :: +Sharks+ You heard the man, stay bottled up.
(10:51:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Mike, IM)
(10:51:04 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> ::And because she swears a lot, as we may have noticed::
(10:51:44 PM) JorvanTav: (Harper really needs to do some swearing in Trill. Some truly beautiful cuss words in this language... A few that the human tongue can't even make!)
(10:52:09 PM) CdrTKirr: (I'm gonna leave that one alone)
(10:52:13 PM) CdrHarper: (Give me time, so many language, so much swearing to do!)
(10:52:33 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: A couple minutes later, he and his squad show up at the infirmary. :: Hey. So who's in charge here?
(10:52:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Sharks+ Additionally, you have my direct order to prevent any spacecraft from leaving the surface.
(10:53:19 PM) CdrTKirr: I'll meet with you in an hour. Until then, try to stay calm and focused. Your colony needs you.
(10:53:22 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: DrTennant> :: turns to see the Marines show up :; That would be me.
(10:53:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Cleese> As long as I'm able, they'll have me.
(10:54:19 PM) CdrTKirr: :: walks away, quietly to herself :: And my people need me.
(10:54:34 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Nice and concise. What do you know about this...whatever the hell it is?
(10:55:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: DrTennant> It's a virus, and so far, we've seen it cause headaches and fever.
(10:55:05 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: gets more scan pings :: Bastards...they crossed in some Quazulu VIII virus, again without a portion of the original. :: thinks about 'why' someone would do that ::
(10:55:17 PM) CdrHarper: +Atlantis+ Understood, Atlantis.
(10:55:32 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: to her cockpit :: Damn straight no one's leaving! :: swerves hard about out of spite as she begins another sweep of her area ::
(10:55:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Sharks+ Actual out.
(10:56:30 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sid> +Sharks+ Goddamn, that sounds ominous. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.
(10:56:30 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Any guess yet how long one has until it becomes debilitating, assuming you know the precise time of infection?
(10:56:57 PM) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ If it does come to that, shoot to disable, not destroy. We can bring them down with tractors if necessary.
(10:57:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: DrTennant> I'd guess a day or two, but I've yet to see that happen.
(10:57:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Two minute warning!)
(10:58:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: PADDs specific instructions to the CC5 team; "check sample DNA for genetic splicing, specifically any sections not attributable to Larosian or Auazulu virii, respond stat" ::
(10:58:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods :: If you wouldn't mind, anything else is probably wishful thinking, but I need you to scan me and my squad to be sure.
(10:58:19 PM) CdrTKirr: Ash> +Sharks+ You got it, boss.
(10:58:27 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Goes onto the console and looks at the data logs from the last while to see what's going on.:: Oh holy...
(10:59:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: DrTennant> :: runs the medcorder over all of them in turn and shakes his head ::
(11:00:02 PM) CdrTKirr: :: enters the Infirmary and recognizes McKnight and his squad, comes to a stop, conspicuously without any sort of protective suit ::
(11:00:08 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +Blackthorne+ I've got preliminary data back. Its airborne, highly contagious. More info soon!
(11:00:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: DrTennant> Sorry to say it, but you're all showing preliminary signs.
(11:00:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Points to his helmet:: Then is there any damn point to this thing now?
(11:01:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: DrTennant> :: shakes his head :: Not unless someone shoots at your head, then I'd say it's bloody useful.
(11:01:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Carre+ Keep me posted.
(11:01:53 PM) CdrHarper: :: turns back onto a new route, now scanning for friendlies as well as pirates ::
(11:03:07 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: CC5 Team Leader > +Carre+ I've sent you a DNA data stream Ma'am. About a third is unattributable to either of the virus you mentioned.
(11:04:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Well, means if I get an itchy nose, I can scratch it. Silver lining, bam. Well, let me know if there's any way I or my men can be helpful. This is frankly beyond me, but I am a trained medic, so...
(11:04:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: +CC5TL+ Thats what we need to concentrate on, whatever they mixed this with is whats going to cause the issues. Report anything new. Carre out.
(11:04:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:04:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:04:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:04:58 PM) JorvanTav: :: pauses mid-scan ::
(11:05:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Pauses ::
(11:05:15 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(11:05:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: poor away team :: There is no cure. :: sobs ::
(11:05:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, we did all we could. Set a course for Erf.
(11:06:09 PM) CdrTKirr: By the way, Tav, if you wanna see what's up with Gencodia before this event, we have a whole google doc devoted to it. =X
(11:06:19 PM) JorvanTav: Very cool. I am there.
(11:06:35 PM) CdrTKirr: Oh right... guess I should share it with you.
(11:07:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nicely done folks!
(11:07:09 PM) LtCmdrBusard: If we run for Erf, I'm sabotaging the engines.
(11:07:10 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :-P
(11:07:17 PM) JorvanTav: Well, this has been a nice break from... family business...
(11:07:31 PM) CdrTKirr: I bet. I miss you. =/
(11:07:43 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: You're a mobster? O.O
(11:07:46 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Aw, are you guys away from each other right now?
(11:07:50 PM) JorvanTav: I miss you as well. I hope I can come home soon.
(11:08:02 PM) CdrTKirr: He's in Oregon, I'm still in Florida. Since Sunday before last.
(11:08:13 PM) CdrTKirr: That's why he couldn't make last sim
(11:08:14 PM) LtCmdrBusard: That sucks!
(11:08:17 PM) JorvanTav: That's why I haven't been here the last two weeks
(11:08:23 PM) LtCmdrBusard: I'm sorry guys :-( That's no fun.
(11:08:23 PM) JorvanTav: What she said
(11:08:26 PM) CdrTKirr: You were Tuesday before last
(11:08:32 PM) CdrTKirr: Yeah. =/
(11:08:36 PM) JorvanTav: Was I? It seems so long ago
(11:08:43 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Oh, hey...we're neighbors! *waves*
(11:08:45 PM) LtKuari: :: wants to visit Oregon ::
(11:08:59 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: This is a situation that I'd think miiiiiiight prompt some writing!
(11:09:11 PM) CdrTKirr: Maaaybe
(11:09:24 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: thinks about a mass funeral log ::
(11:09:25 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Yeah, Mike and I have had a log coming for a while, so hopefully we'll have time to do that one.
(11:09:41 PM) JorvanTav: Kuari should come to Oregon in the summer. Lots of trees. My tree is over 50' tall now, and when I saw it the last time as Liz and I were leaving town it wasn't even 35'
(11:09:42 PM) CdrTKirr: I'll have little else on my mind but painting once you get home though. ^_^ He's bringing me a tablet!
(11:09:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I updated our log too
(11:10:06 PM) CdrTKirr: Our log?
(11:10:08 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Ooo, tablets are fun.
(11:10:15 PM) JorvanTav: I am so happy about this tablet. It will be really, really nice to have you drawing again
(11:10:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The Pirates are writing a log! :yarr:
(11:10:19 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Oh, with me and Mike and him. We're doing a PIRATES one.
(11:10:25 PM) LtCmdrBusard: What he said.
(11:10:26 PM) CdrTKirr: Yeah, I can't wait to do Kuari and Cubit
(11:10:31 PM) JorvanTav: Like, I wanna see T'Kirr bundling Kuari into a shuttle
(11:10:38 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Etch-a-sketch, perma tablet! ;)
(11:10:38 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Teehee.
(11:10:44 PM) CdrTKirr: Oh by the way, Mike?
(11:10:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hmm?
(11:10:59 PM) CdrTKirr: You seen Cowboys and Aliens?
(11:11:06 PM) JorvanTav: AWESOME Movie!
(11:11:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Sadly, I have not. Yet.
(11:11:17 PM) LtCmdrBusard: We will fix that. Soon.
(11:11:20 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: /cry I actually wanna see that!
(11:11:23 PM) CdrTKirr: McKnight is SO Jake Lonergan.
(11:11:27 PM) JorvanTav: You gotta see it! You all have to.
(11:11:37 PM) CdrTKirr: (The main character)
(11:11:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Really? Interesting.
(11:11:41 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Okay I hafta run. See ya next week!
(11:11:44 PM) CdrTKirr: Aka Daniel Craig
(11:11:54 PM) CdrTKirr: Bye Carre, see you next week!
(11:11:58 PM) CdrTKirr: Hey Carre
(11:12:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Night, Carre!
(11:12:06 PM) JorvanTav: I need to bug out as well. I am being waited for. But this was important for me to get out of the craziness.
(11:12:10 PM) CdrTKirr: We should do a medical log since we're both studying it
(11:12:17 PM) DrRoxanneCarre left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(11:12:22 PM) CdrTKirr: Meh
(11:12:27 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Ah, then you have a good night as well!
(11:12:55 PM) JorvanTav: Night should be okay. Tomorrow is when we find out just how good/bad everything is.
(11:12:56 PM) CdrTKirr: Oh he doesn't have your beard, though.
(11:13:08 PM) LtCmdrBusard: My beard!
(11:13:18 PM) JorvanTav left the room.
(11:13:18 PM) CdrTKirr: McKnight's, wtf are you answering?
(11:13:19 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Guards protectively::
(11:13:25 PM) CdrTKirr: Oh. I get it.
(11:13:40 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :-P I thought you meant Mike's beard.
(11:13:44 PM) CdrTKirr: I did rofl
(11:13:50 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Which is mine. My own. My...preciousssss
(11:14:02 PM) ColDougMcKnight: There is a beard both in and out of character, you see.
(11:14:03 PM) CdrTKirr: The Cowboy dude doesn't have his beard, but he's the same character
(11:14:27 PM) CdrTKirr: AKA badass
(11:14:32 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Ah, nice.
(11:14:51 PM) CdrTKirr: Anyway.
(11:15:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I look forward to seeing if I can spot the similarities myself.
(11:15:22 PM) CdrTKirr: Night guys. =) Happy logging or highlighting or movie-watching or what have you.
(11:15:26 PM) CdrTKirr: Yeah let me know. =)
(11:15:47 PM) CdrTKirr: Hm, you know
(11:15:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night!
(11:15:58 PM) CdrTKirr: He doesn't speak much, so maybe he's not really like you at all >_>
(11:16:07 PM) CdrTKirr: :: runs ::
(11:16:18 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Lol
(11:16:27 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Heh, have a good night.