Conversation with #ussatlantis at 09-Nov-11 21:01:08 on VAdmBlackthorne@opus.il.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
(21:01:08) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: Three days have passed. Those that were infected have been allowed to return to the ship, but have been on doctor mandated rest and have not yet returned to duty, until now. We still orbit Gencodia, assisting in the clean-up.
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(21:01:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Hi y'all
(21:01:16) CdrTKirr: Admiral.
(21:04:16) JorvanTav [Tav@52-29-34-887.res.bhn.net] entered the room.
(21:04:52) JorvanTav: Good evening.
(21:04:57) VAdmBlackthorne: Hia
(21:09:05) JorvanTav: While we wait, I need to do something to this computer. BRB
(21:09:09) JorvanTav left the room.
(21:12:45) JorvanTav [JorvanTav@52-29-34-887.res.bhn.net] entered the room.
(21:12:49) CdrTKirr: WB
(21:12:53) JorvanTav: Did I miss anything?
(21:13:01) CdrTKirr: You leaving
(21:13:07) JorvanTav: ...
(21:13:11) DrRoxanneCarre: The winning lottery numbers
(21:13:21) DrRoxanneCarre: :(
(21:13:27) JorvanTav: With what happens to people that get those, I don't know that I would want them anyway
(21:13:29) CdrTKirr: No one claimed them, so we tossed them in the bin.
(21:14:11) JorvanTav: So weird to see you using black text, Carre.
(21:14:36) DrRoxanneCarre: Total accident, my page reloaded. :(
(21:14:39) JorvanTav: Ah
(21:14:47) CdrTKirr: She ran out of blood.
(21:15:05) VAdmBlackthorne: We're waiting on McKnight to get catfood.
(21:15:06) JorvanTav: I am fairly sure trill blood is not the right hue
(21:15:09) JorvanTav: Right
(21:15:11) CdrTKirr: I'm sure it's time for physicals, she'll get some more soon
(21:15:16) VAdmBlackthorne: Don't remind her!
(21:15:18) JorvanTav: I say put the cat in the garage
(21:15:21) CdrTKirr: Not from me, though
(21:15:42) VAdmBlackthorne: She could just as easily use a green font.
(21:15:44) CdrTKirr: I'd just taint the palette
(21:15:49) JorvanTav: I don't know. I think a bit of green in the mix could be interesting
(21:16:00) DrRoxanneCarre: Bwhahaha...I'll be needing blood samples from EVERYONE. Virus antibodies check.
(21:16:04) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@j-88-351-725-23.hsd6.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:16:08) CdrTKirr: Hey Mike
(21:16:19) JorvanTav: A happy cat means a happy house.
(21:16:34) ColDougMcKnight: Hey. Sorry I'm late, but...'tis as Jorvan says.
(21:17:01) JorvanTav: The other option is to shoot the cat with a nerf gun and then it'll shut up.
(21:17:01) LtCmdrBusard [~Mibbit@j-88-351-725-23.hsd6.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:17:03) CdrTKirr: Rumor spread =X
(21:17:22) LtCmdrBusard: Hoy
(21:17:25) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(21:17:29) LtCmdrBusard: What rumor????
(21:17:34) LtKuari: :: runs a circle around everyone ::
(21:18:29) CdrTKirr: T'Kirr>
(21:18:34) DrRoxanneCarre: I bought an HH.357 *stalks mailman*
(21:18:51) JorvanTav: T'Kirr is going to go make chocolate. I am gonna play her for a few minutes. I wanna see your .357! I LOVE guns
(21:18:54) CdrTKirr: I need to paint. -_-
(21:19:01) CdrTKirr: Hey!
(21:19:11) CdrTKirr: <_< I am NOT letting you blow the whistle.
(21:19:14) CdrTKirr: I meant AFTER
(21:19:21) DrRoxanneCarre: Search on youtube for hh.357...totally not a gun.
(21:19:25) JorvanTav: Oh. Oh. Okay.
(21:19:35) DrRoxanneCarre: Mr. Brat wont let me have guns. :(
(21:19:42) CdrTKirr: What else would you stalk the mailman with?
(21:19:45) VAdmBlackthorne: The Whistle is a sacred artifact. (can't blame him)
(21:19:45) DrRoxanneCarre: (aka Mr. Carre)
(21:19:56) LtKuari: Pfft! :: grumbles :: Vulcans know nothing...
(21:20:17) JorvanTav: Beginning of the year, we get tax money back... T'Kirr is getting a gun and training.
(21:20:22) JorvanTav: So am I
(21:20:30) DrRoxanneCarre: Hey, no guns so I got a german shepherd. Fair trade.
(21:20:30) JorvanTav: But more importantly to me is that she does.
(21:20:32) CdrTKirr: Uh... I am?
(21:20:49) JorvanTav: German Shepherd... is it trained that attacking is fun?
(21:20:59) CdrTKirr: One attacked my face once. =/ Then I had pizza.
(21:21:15) DrRoxanneCarre: Naw, hes a puppy. Hes had 6 months of training.
(21:21:20) LtCmdrBusard: Awww.
(21:21:25) LtCmdrBusard: Cute!
(21:21:34) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, let's get going!
(21:21:51) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEET :: Attention! :: eyes Tav ::
(21:21:54) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(21:21:55) DrRoxanneCarre: *goes*
(21:22:02) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(21:22:05) JorvanTav: :: AA ::
(21:22:49) JorvanTav: Kuari > :: Gargoyle ::
(21:23:54) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: We've reached the rendezvous coordinates with the Hemingway and Captain Gerard, who is coming aboard to brief us on the mission at hand.
(21:24:28) CdrHarper [Mibbit@ihmo-40-564-22-286.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
(21:24:40) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(21:24:42) JorvanTav: No, but I have the answer. 42.
(21:25:23) DrRoxanneCarre: New mission?
(21:25:28) DrRoxanneCarre: Will there be blood?
(21:25:31) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh yes.
(21:26:05) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright then....
(21:26:07) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:26:09) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:26:10) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:26:40) CdrHarper: :: at the helm :: Approaching the rendezvous coordinates, Admiral. Hemingway is waiting.
(21:26:54) VAdmBlackthorne: Take us out of warp and come alongside.
(21:28:08) CdrHarper: Aye aye. :: drops from warp and exchanges hellos with the Hemingway's helm officer as she parks ::
(21:28:24) LtCmdrBusard: :: Hears the warp shutting down as she works on a little rewiring in engineering:: Huh. Guess we're here already.
(21:28:33) JorvanTav: ( :: sends a message to Kuari about why her creator was afk :: )
(21:28:36) DrRoxanneCarre: :: on a video call, in her office, with her mother ::
(21:28:48) CdrTKirr: :: observes dutifully from the First Officer's seat, thinking ahead of any necessary preparations ::
(21:28:51) ColDougMcKnight: :: Stands on the bridge, but has tactical in the care of a subordinate. He'd just have to call one in a minute anyway. ::
(21:29:12) JorvanTav: :: watches the screen on the bridge from the Ops station ::
(21:29:30) VAdmBlackthorne: Go ahead and hail them, Lt. Tav.
(21:29:51) JorvanTav: :: hails the Hemingway and puts them on screen ::
(21:31:13) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> :: Stands in front of his seat, in the middle of a bridge that STILL looks like Picard's for the comforting retro feel. :: Thanks for getting here so promptly, Blackthorne. Those Sovereigns really aren't slow, are they?
(21:31:56) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smiles with a bit of pride :: No, she's a lot of things, but slow is not one of them.
(21:34:23) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Well, pleasantries are generally better done in person, and you'll want to hear more about this one. :: Nods to his own tactical station. :: Now that you're here, I'm lowering my shields. Let's skip the ceremony. Just beam me right to your bridge, and we can get started?
(21:34:57) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh, first thing's first. I brought you a surprise.
(21:34:58) CdrTKirr: :: perks eyebrow ::
(21:35:24) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Um...okay.
(21:35:36) VAdmBlackthorne: Wait for it... wait for it...
(21:35:50) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The Discovery warps in and forms up!
(21:36:11) VAdmBlackthorne: Two Starfleet ships are better than one, right? :: grins ::
(21:37:31) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Hey, the more the merrier, definitely! I didn't think you'd be able to clear bringing in more Third Fleet ships for this one. You know how touchy some of your fellow admirals tend to get about us "independent contractors".
(21:38:44) VAdmBlackthorne: Use of local resources in a military action supporting Starfleet objectives is not forbidden, but should at least generally be kept quiet. Hence, why only one extra ship and not everyone I have at Gencodia.
(21:39:29) VAdmBlackthorne: So, if you're ready, we can beam you right over.
(21:39:30) LtKuari: :: arrives on the Bridge to facilitate extra security during talks ::
(21:39:49) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> By all means.
(21:39:56) VAdmBlackthorne: Tav, do the honors.
(21:40:22) VAdmBlackthorne: CptDavidSantiago> :: arrives on the bridge from the Discovery ::: Permission to come aboard, Admiral?
(21:40:30) JorvanTav: Aye, sir. :: clears the Transporter systems, then activates the process ::
(21:40:36) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Welcome aboard, David.
(21:40:47) LtKuari: :: watches the arrivals with a keen eye ::
(21:41:32) JorvanTav: ACTION> Captain Gerard appears on the bridge, just behind the Ops and Conn consoles, facing the Command seat
(21:41:52) CdrTKirr: :: nods greeting to Santiago and Gerard ::
(21:41:55) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to T'Kirr :: XO, senior staff to conference room one.
(21:42:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Welcome aboard, Ron. :: offers a handshake ::
(21:42:34) CdrTKirr: :: nods and makes the call shipwide ::
(21:42:55) LtCmdrBusard: :: Starts on her way to conference room one!::
(21:43:42) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> :: Accepts it in a firm grip of his own...though not that overly firm grip you only see in assholes trying to assert their manliness by breaking your hand. :: Good to be back. Hopefully, we can get THIS meeting over and done with without a hole being punched in your hull.
(21:43:59) JorvanTav: :: stands up from Ops and moves to the conference room doors as his station is taken over ::
(21:44:01) VAdmBlackthorne: That would be preferable to all involved, yes.
(21:44:31) CdrTKirr: :: stands at Blackthorne's right and looks pretty ::
(21:44:34) JorvanTav: :: nods to Kuari as he passes by ::
(21:44:37) VAdmBlackthorne: Now, right this way. :: ushers everyone into the newly remodeled Conference Room One/Observation Lounge, which used to be the Flag Office!::
(21:44:39) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> :: Offers Santiago a nod as well. :: Wasn't expecting it, but thanks in advance for the help, Captain.
(21:45:08) VAdmBlackthorne: Santiago> :: smiles :: It's good to get a chance to kick a little pirate ass, even if it's on the side.
(21:45:12) CdrTKirr: :: follows into CR1
(21:45:13) CdrTKirr: ::
(21:45:31) CdrTKirr: :: follows the assembled until all are inside and takes up post outside the door ::
(21:45:35) CdrTKirr: Kuari>
(21:45:43) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The new CR1 has a beautiful view aft from the bridge, with the lines of the ship sweeping gracefully to the stern ::
(21:45:55) CdrHarper: :: hands off the helm to Ens. Pilot and enters the CR :
(21:45:58) LtCmdrBusard: :: Is one of the last to arrive, but gets there soon enough::
(21:46:44) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sighs and rolls her eyes at the matriarchal harassment ::
(21:47:26) CdrTKirr: :: makes a headcount and notices one missing ::
(21:47:27) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Hell of a ship, Ian.
(21:48:20) VAdmBlackthorne: Thanks. Yours is quite the hellcat as well.
(21:48:40) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes the seat at the head of the table ::
(21:49:31) ColDougMcKnight: :: Takes his seat. :: Yeah, it's a bunch of nice ships. No disrespect to anybody meant, but I want to get one question out of the way right now. I just spend most of my last mission waiting to need hospitalization because I got sucker punched by a bag of germs. TELL me I'm gonna get a chance to get even in person.
(21:49:52) ColDougMcKnight: Ship to ship is all well and good, but frankly, pushing buttons on a console is just nowhere near as satisfying.
(21:49:54) CdrTKirr: :: sits across from Gerard ::
(21:51:59) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> :: Has declined to sit, for now, just leaning on the back of his chair for now. :: Well...sure. I was about to launch into the good news and bad news, but when you put it like that, maybe it's all good!
(21:52:04) VAdmBlackthorne: Santiago> :: Sits next to T'Kirr, down the right side of the table from Ian ::
(21:53:18) VAdmBlackthorne: :: chuckles ::
(21:53:39) CdrTKirr: :: folds her hands in front of her and pays attention to the speakers ::
(21:54:00) LtKuari: :: sits on the floor outside the door, between a bunch of officers and redshirts ::
(21:56:07) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> So...the good news is we've got more firepower than I expected, and that never goes to waste in a space fight. I can promise you will, in fact, have something to do on this one, Captain Santiago.
(21:56:20) JorvanTav: :: sits down downrage at the table, since he has little chance of needing to say anything ::
(21:56:55) VAdmBlackthorne: Santiago> I don't doubt it.
(21:57:00) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> The, uh...OTHER good news is that firepower won't get it done this time. At least, not unless you're willing to explain a couple thousand civilian casualties into your reports.
(21:57:04) JorvanTav: (downrange)
(21:57:48) VAdmBlackthorne: Mmmmm, that's never good.
(21:58:11) DrRoxanneCarre: :: finally manages to disconnect and head to the meeting ::
(21:59:11) LtKuari: (late arrivals have to say the password to get through me!... or bribe with chocolate)
(21:59:42) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> :: Nods toward the wall console. :: If I may?
(21:59:49) VAdmBlackthorne: By all means.
(22:00:00) DrRoxanneCarre: :: PADDs a note to Kate telling her to take good notes so she can fill her in ::
(22:00:13) CdrHarper: :: looks toward the wall, wondering how the Sharks will fit in ::
(22:02:43) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Straightens her uniform, fluffs her hair, digs a candy bar out of her pocket to distract the guard, flipping in the air as she sails by, glides through the door and and takes her seat with an apologetic smile too the room in general ::
(22:03:09) CdrHarper: :: smirks as Roxy shows up late, as usual ::
(22:03:37) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Establishes a link to the Hemingway's computer system, and a moment later, the display screen activates, bringing up a star chart. This, he zooms in on until he oms in on the fourth planet of the Malnai system. :: Okay, this is Bartanis' base of operations.
(22:03:40) LtKuari: :: blinks, looks down at the candy bar, looks both ways, then eats ::
(22:05:22) VAdmBlackthorne: That planet is indeed quite inhabited.
(22:06:02) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> To tell the truth, I don't know exactly how many ships he's got patrolling the place. Never did make a survey of everything he claimed as his space, but our resources are what they are, so I suggest we not worry about it. Either way, his fleet isn't going to be our problem.
(22:07:48) CdrTKirr: :: discreetly takes notes ::
(22:08:41) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Go on.
(22:09:54) ColDougMcKnight: :: A couple key strokes later, the orbit around the planet becomes riddled with a variety of red icons, as well as, periodically, more on the surface of the planet itself. :: This represents his static orbital defenses, and these MIGHT be a problem. In orbit, you've got an array of torpedo batteries, both anti-ship and smaller stuff in swarms for fighter
(22:10:34) ColDougMcKnight: intercept. This is reinforced by high yield ion cannons groundside, and fighters that can be launched to plug any holes.
(22:11:16) VAdmBlackthorne: What I wouldn't give for that cloaking device of Ashexana's.
(22:11:55) LtCmdrBusard: :: whistles :: They do not spare expense. :: Eyeing the massive amount of tech defense enviously::
(22:13:11) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> ::Zooms past all this for a view of the surface.:: Sure, that'd be sweet. And if I was talking to her, it might make things a lot easier. But our actual target is here, square in the middle of the largest city. We're talking tens of thousands within a square mile. Orbital bombardment's out.
(22:13:56) VAdmBlackthorne: But a stealthy ground insertion may work.
(22:14:29) CdrTKirr: With the starships in orbit as a distration.
(22:14:34) CdrTKirr: (distration)
(22:14:50) CdrTKirr: (distraction...)
(22:15:23) LtCmdrBusard: (A hah! We shall distract them...with typos!)
(22:16:17) VAdmBlackthorne: (You must defeat them with FIRE and SCIENCE!)
(22:16:24) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Here's hoping. Near as I can figure, command and control for the orbital defense grid is located on the surface. If we can take that out...well, it'll still leave the ion cannons to deal with, but those are useless against fighters. If we can get a couple of those through, a precision strike should be able to get the job done cleanly enough.
(22:16:24) Lexy_Lurk [Mibbit@k-76-893-17-630.hsd5.or.comcast.net] entered the room.
(22:16:38) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Except for one more hiccup.
(22:17:06) VAdmBlackthorne: And that is?
(22:17:24) CdrHarper: :: already quite aware of what her job is about to be ::
(22:18:01) DrRoxanneCarre: (lurker alert! *waves*)
(22:18:16) VAdmBlackthorne: (Ms. Wright, you're out of uniform.)
(22:18:39) CdrTKirr: (Do I sense a SW Ep.3 mish coming?)
(22:18:48) Lexy_Lurk: (If I close my eyes, you can't see me!)
(22:19:17) JorvanTav: (Someone I haven't met...)
(22:19:52) Lexy_Lurk: (Once and future LtJG Alexis Wright, at your service. I think.)
(22:20:12) DrRoxanneCarre: :: notes that hiccups are not a medical issue ::
(22:20:27) VAdmBlackthorne: (Well, you're welcome to come back, but LtJG Tav there has already taken over your office!)
(22:20:33) CdrTKirr: (Introductions following sim!)
(22:20:55) JorvanTav: (And the Vulcan reminds us that friendliness is unnecessary)
(22:21:04) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Before our business relationship soured, I had to listen to Bartanis run his mouth quite a bit about how you fat, cocky Federation bastards would never see half the stuff they were developing out here coming. New ship designs, crack troops...new weapons.
(22:21:16) CdrTKirr: (:: demotes Tav ::)
(22:21:54) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> And he said that some of the egg heads on his payroll even provided some of the newer cutting edge stuff to Ashexana herself. Given the likely suspect behind the Gencodia attack...
(22:22:01) Lexy_Lurk: (I relinquished my office, so I'll go where I'm assigned after I catch up, if you'll have me. :) and then ::zips it:: )
(22:24:02) DrRoxanneCarre: :: makes a note to ask about more medical disaster-type weapons ::
(22:24:38) VAdmBlackthorne: Hmmm. All that we can do about that is to attack with superior tactics and keep our eyes open. He can call me cocky if he likes, but I'll still put my crew up against anyone.
(22:25:01) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> I don't know for sure. In my line of work, there are some things you don't WANT to know. But I have reason to suspect that he may keep some store of biological weapons on site. And correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm not sure blowing those up is always a good idea.
(22:25:17) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> So...which of you is the doctor?
(22:26:29) VAdmBlackthorne: :: gestures:: Doctor Roxanne Carre.
(22:26:37) DrRoxanneCarre: :: gets a 'crap' look on her face :: That would be me, Dr. Roxanne Carre. I cured that last weapon they threw at us but dont know how many times I can pull those chestnuts out of the fire.
(22:27:45) CdrHarper: :: supposes that she'd rather be in her fighter than dealing with bioweapons ::
(22:28:13) JorvanTav: :: silently wonders what a chestnut is, and why you would pull it out of a fire after placing it there ::
(22:28:35) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Then for you, this IS the bad news. We're going to need you along to identify any biological agents they have and advise us with options how to best neutralize them. Only with your approval of course, Ian, but I sure as hell don't have anyone on my staff with that kind of expertise.
(22:28:47) ColDougMcKnight: (And on that note, BRB. Gotta feed kitties.)
(22:29:43) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: It's a good idea, I think. Even better in case of injuries from combat.
(22:30:03) DrRoxanneCarre: :: glares unhappily ::
(22:31:04) VAdmBlackthorne: Since this team isn't going to be about brute force, having an Engineer along would also help.
(22:31:18) VAdmBlackthorne: Someone will have to disable those defenses.
(22:31:36) DrRoxanneCarre: :: wonders why Percy cant whip up a bio-weapon sniffing bot ::
(22:34:40) LtCmdrBusard: (Sorry, my brain is super fuzzy. :-P Hence the spaceyness)
(22:34:47) DrRoxanneCarre: I'm not exactly sure if I can identify a bio-weapon 'in the wild'. I usually get them once they have attacked biologically.
(22:35:00) LtCmdrBusard: :: Perks up:: Well, just as long as I don't have to go as a slave girl again.
(22:35:31) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks :: No, that won't be necessary.
(22:35:54) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm sure you'd find them in storage, Doctor. That should help, right?
(22:36:16) DrRoxanneCarre: I suppose as long as you arent going to leave me with the natives in some deep dark dank cavern, I can make an educated guess about their purpose.
(22:37:33) ColDougMcKnight: :: Grins. :: We'll just have to make sure to bring you instead of your defective clone along for the ride this time.
(22:37:48) DrRoxanneCarre: :: makes a note to brush up on bio-weaponry delivery methods ::
(22:38:45) DrRoxanneCarre: Laugh it up Col, you're going to have to protect me. :: smirk ::
(22:39:29) ColDougMcKnight: Oh, I'm QUITE sure I know how to use a phaser in the wild.
(22:39:40) JorvanTav: :: stares out the window at one of the nacelles as he contemplates what he may need to do in this upcoming engagement ::
(22:40:59) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Um...right. So, go team? Anyway, the compound is pretty well guarded, but Bartanis sends out armored transports along the streets now and again to collect "taxes". I'm thinking if we can hit one of those without them getting an alert out, that's our most realistic bet for a way in.
(22:41:27) CdrHarper: Do they take fairly pre-defined routes?
(22:42:05) DrRoxanneCarre: :: gets a 'why the hell did I join Star Fleet' look ::
(22:42:27) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Even if you're paranoid about getting robbed, a collection wagon has to go where the money is. We should be able to plan an ambush point well enough.
(22:43:46) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: That should work, I imagine. Any intel on the compound itself?
(22:44:40) DrRoxanneCarre: :: recalls the conversation she just had with her mother, thinks this cant be worse than the alternative ::
(22:47:05) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> I can show you where their main transmitter is. If all else fails, nailing that should kill their remote control of the orbital batteries. But beyond that? It's all one structure, and I never did see much of the interior.
(22:47:43) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> I could draw you a map to Bartanis' office, but even he's not dumb enough to stick around there if they know there are intruders on the premises.
(22:50:24) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Of course not.
(22:51:27) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> So...no, we'd pretty much be going in blind. If it makes you feel any better, though, I'll be sticking my neck in there with everyone else.
(22:53:31) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, specific details are to come later as they're worked out, but that's the gist of it. Do you have anything else, Captain?/
(22:55:49) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> Just this. Bartanis has come as far as he has by riding Ashexana's coat tails. He's a useful sycophant, so it's understood that he's under her protection. You fuck with him, you fuck with her. I don't know where she is right now, but if any of you are looking for a way to shove a thumb in her eye, this is it.
(22:56:17) VAdmBlackthorne: Before this is over, I intend for her to have more than a thumb in her eye.
(22:56:18) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:56:19) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:56:22) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:56:24) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(22:56:31) ColDougMcKnight: :: pauses ::
(22:56:42) Lexy_Lurk: (::lurkpause::)
(22:56:43) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pauses ::
(22:57:10) JorvanTav: :: pauses ::
(22:57:21) ColDougMcKnight: Sorry if this dragged a little. These exposition sims are always tough, but it was a long day. Hopefully, my brain will be more with me next week. Or at least, I'll be sure to put some coffee on.
(22:57:33) VAdmBlackthorne: Nothing kills a show like too much exposition!
(22:57:45) VAdmBlackthorne: Nah, we have to lay out the plan.
(22:58:00) VAdmBlackthorne: (and if anyone gets that reference it'd be Percy)
(22:58:16) DrRoxanneCarre: Carre totally doesnt like surface expeditions, unless it involves shopping and chocolate.
(22:58:43) LtCmdrBusard: Damnit, I know that line.
(22:58:44) Lexy_Lurk: Not so much chopping and shocklate.
(22:58:54) LtCmdrBusard: Just...I seem to lack a brain at the moment.
(22:59:04) DrRoxanneCarre: Exactly.
(22:59:17) VAdmBlackthorne: Hint: Little Sally
(22:59:30) VAdmBlackthorne: Next week, the attack.
(22:59:56) LtCmdrBusard: Oh! It's Urinetown!
(23:00:00) VAdmBlackthorne: Ding!
(23:00:02) LtCmdrBusard: Man, I haven't seen that show in so long!
(23:00:11) CdrTKirr: So yes. Ms. Wright, meet Tav, our new resident Trill and stealer of your job. I didn't have to demote him really... so sorry, you don't have your job back.
(23:00:12) VAdmBlackthorne: Haven't seen it myself since it was on B'way.
(23:00:43) VAdmBlackthorne: This is Alexis Wright, who seems to have wandered back our way! She was the CSci you replaced.
(23:00:43) Lexy_Lurk: That's okay, I wasn't expecting to have it back. :)
(23:00:45) CdrTKirr: Oh, and, consequentially, my RL husband.
(23:00:50) JorvanTav: Hello. Good to mmet you.
(23:00:57) JorvanTav: Meet
(23:00:58) Lexy_Lurk: Hullo, Mr. TKirr!
(23:00:58) JorvanTav: even
(23:01:15) CdrTKirr: Had you come back two months ago...
(23:01:50) Lexy_Lurk: Naw, he has spots. Spots are cooler.
(23:02:04) CdrTKirr: Spots ARE cool, yes.
(23:02:42) JorvanTav: Especially when you have your wife visualizing David Tennant with the Trill spots :)
(23:02:48) Lexy_Lurk: But no, I'm happy to do whatever you want me to do or be whoever you want me to be. I can reroll.
(23:02:52) Lexy_Lurk: oh, drooool
(23:03:00) Lexy_Lurk: Rawr David Tennant
(23:03:15) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, all departments but Security are open with assistant spots. You could also be Counselor if you hated yourself.
(23:03:17) CdrTKirr: Hey, you're the one that said you modelled your character on his physique >_>
(23:03:44) JorvanTav: That I did
(23:03:44) Lexy_Lurk: I'm all about some self-loathing, but why would it be required?
(23:04:53) DrRoxanneCarre: Psych evaluations on all crew members? /wrists
(23:05:14) Lexy_Lurk: I'm not sure how well that'd roleplay, but .... Oh, I'd TOTALLY do that, Roxy.
(23:05:26) JorvanTav: Psych evals? Had I thought of that, I think I might not have gone for Science officer.
(23:05:32) VAdmBlackthorne: Counselors generally don't have a lot to do and it requires a LOT of figuring out your own role in the plot. If I were going to play the role, I'd have it be a fighter pilot as well, just to have something to do in combat besides hide.
(23:05:57) LtCmdrBusard: (Psst! Make the Counselor a Cardassian!)
(23:06:07) JorvanTav: Do we see that much combat on the Atlantis? :: snickers ::
(23:06:25) LtCmdrBusard: Oh, not EVER. :: Looks at her new shiny insides::
(23:06:29) Lexy_Lurk: "Dr. Roxanne Carre. Remains in Star Fleet until finding a job as Trophy Wife."
(23:06:56) DrRoxanneCarre: Ummm...Carre has a hubby
(23:06:57) CdrHarper: :: ditto ::
(23:07:16) JorvanTav: I know an Orion who's looking for a trophy wife.
(23:07:19) DrRoxanneCarre: VAdm Carre.
(23:07:36) Lexy_Lurk: "Ship's Counselor. Does not read bios before making jokes. Much funnier that way, though less accurate."
(23:07:38) DrRoxanneCarre: She keeps him conveniently located on another ship.
(23:07:53) VAdmBlackthorne: VAdm Not Appearing in This Sim
(23:07:59) LtCmdrBusard: Yeah. I'm thinking more "Dr. Roxanne Carre retired today after simultaneously curing AIDS and impotence."
(23:08:01) LtCmdrBusard: Oh no!
(23:08:02) DrRoxanneCarre: That would work if Carre actually had a bio...
(23:08:04) Lexy_Lurk: Bahahaha
(23:08:07) LtCmdrBusard: Carre's husband has a baby head!
(23:08:16) LtCmdrBusard: Noooo!
(23:08:18) Lexy_Lurk: Tav, what is your rank?
(23:08:44) JorvanTav: Lieutenant. Forced up in rank so I could be Science lead
(23:08:51) VAdmBlackthorne: LtJG actually :v:
(23:09:01) JorvanTav: Yes, JG, but...
(23:09:12) Lexy_Lurk: That's how I ended up as a LtJG too >_>;
(23:09:12) JorvanTav: um...
(23:09:42) Lexy_Lurk: Get promoted so I can be your assistant or something. :: shoves Tav toward glory ::
(23:10:00) VAdmBlackthorne: Been a long time since we've had this much SCIENCE.
(23:10:08) Lexy_Lurk: Is it blinding you?
(23:10:11) JorvanTav: Does that make us monsters?
(23:10:29) DrRoxanneCarre: :: puts on her shades ::
(23:10:35) VAdmBlackthorne: Just don't go stealing brains and installing them in monsters. Especially if they're from someone named Abby Normal.
(23:11:12) JorvanTav: I have to admit, I slapped my forhead when I was told this evening about Ensign Pilot. Ensign Otto... Pilot...
(23:11:24) Lexy_Lurk: Stupid question: can a Lexy be assistant to Tav, or would a rank need to change somewhere?
(23:11:28) DrRoxanneCarre: *snicker*
(23:11:33) LtCmdrBusard: Lol
(23:11:46) VAdmBlackthorne: You can be assistant with your old rank.
(23:12:22) Lexy_Lurk: I'd be happy to be assistant. I'm an academic and researcher, not so comfortable with leadership anyway.
(23:12:54) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright. I think I still have your old bio page somewhere, and I can just reactivate your wordpress account.
(23:13:07) Lexy_Lurk: If you'll have me and my cat, that is. I still have to figure out how I exited the story before so I can enter gracefully.
(23:13:17) JorvanTav: Where I have a symbiont with several years experience than I do. So that works out. I like working toward leadership
(23:13:17) DrRoxanneCarre: Okay I gotta run see ya next week.
(23:13:30) JorvanTav: See you, Carre.
(23:13:36) DrRoxanneCarre: +Tav+ SMOKE!!!!!
(23:13:42) DrRoxanneCarre: Bwhahaha
(23:13:47) Lexy_Lurk: Perfect, Tav. Can I call you Tav? Or do you prefer Jorvan? and bye, Brat!
(23:13:58) VAdmBlackthorne: Bye Doc
(23:14:09) JorvanTav: Either way
(23:14:12) LtCmdrBusard: Later Carre!
(23:14:21) LtCmdrBusard: (G'night!)
(23:14:39) VAdmBlackthorne: And now we are seven.
(23:14:45) JorvanTav: Talk to the symbiont or the humaniod, either way works.
(23:15:03) Lexy_Lurk: I want to talk to both. Voted JorvTav.
(23:15:06) ColDougMcKnight: You want her leaning down to talk to your gut?
(23:15:15) LtCmdrBusard: bahaha
(23:15:28) LtCmdrBusard: :: Listening to stomach:: I think he likes me!
(23:15:40) LtCmdrBusard: :: Is then kicked in the face by a symbiont::
(23:15:52) Lexy_Lurk: o snap
(23:16:01) DrRoxanneCarre left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(23:16:52) Lexy_Lurk: So wherever/however you want me to re-enter the story is fine with me, I don't want to disrupt existing mojo.
(23:17:28) VAdmBlackthorne: We're right at the beginning of a new plot, you can start next week.
(23:17:58) LtCmdrBusard: Alrighty, well, I believe it is time for me to go gnaw on a candy wrapper in the hopes of getting at its tasty tasty chocolate insides.
(23:18:11) JorvanTav: You or Kuari?
(23:18:25) LtCmdrBusard: :: sighs sadly:: Me.
(23:18:28) Lexy_Lurk: <3 Kuari
(23:18:54) JorvanTav: Just remember, your fingers are more effective than Kuari's
(23:19:10) LtCmdrBusard: True! Hoorah for opposable thumbs.
(23:19:25) LtKuari: :: appears out of nowhere and glomps Lexy ::
(23:19:43) VAdmBlackthorne: I've reactivated your wordpress account, go reset your password.
(23:19:46) Lexy_Lurk: :: retaliation glomp! ::
(23:19:51) LtKuari: :: sits up from on top of Lexy :: Hey! I've got thumbs! Sorta..
(23:20:08) LtCmdrBusard: Anyway, and now....AWAY! :: ZOOOOOM-Crash bam argh plonk::
(23:20:13) Lexy_Lurk: You can borrow mine, as long as you leave them attached to me.
(23:20:24) Lexy_Lurk: :: snerk :: nini!
(23:20:34) LtKuari: I have pictures. Go look at 'em.
(23:20:39) LtKuari: They show thumbs.
(23:20:51) LtKuari: And my sexy tail
(23:20:59) Lexy_Lurk: oooOOOooo
(23:21:01) LtCmdrBusard left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(23:21:04) Lexy_Lurk: I go look.
(23:21:08) JorvanTav: Seems the tail would get in the way sometimes...
(23:21:35) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh, and since you left, I made the entire archive of both the logs and the sim chatlogs searchable and indexed, so you can catch up on anything you feel like.
(23:21:45) Lexy_Lurk: The hell is my username, Admiral?
(23:22:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Alexis Wright
(23:22:09) Lexy_Lurk: Oh, very cool, I will certainly do so. I've actually been dying to know what happened on Gencodia.
(23:22:18) VAdmBlackthorne: You won't like it.
(23:22:24) Lexy_Lurk: No, that can't be right. Doesn't make sense at all.
(23:22:40) Lexy_Lurk: Oh?
(23:23:11) VAdmBlackthorne: Just sayin'
(23:26:05) Lexy_Lurk: If it's related to Alexis specifically, no problems. If it's a storyline thing, like the big suspenseful opening and then we all got back in the ship and left or something, then I'd have to pout.
(23:26:42) Lexy_Lurk: "Hey, we found all this stuff! Welp, let's go." >_<
(23:27:37) VAdmBlackthorne: We did leave, of course, after handing it off to a full colony staff, but we came back..
(23:27:57) Lexy_Lurk: Cool. ^_^
(23:29:12) JorvanTav: And when they came back it was my first time there. I did not enjoy my visit. I didn't get to go down to the planet, and wouldn't have wanted to anyway... especially as the cure would have killed me.
(23:29:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Chatlogs are now directly on the website, no bare subfolder.
(23:30:17) Lexy_Lurk: The cure. Scary disease, I'm assuming. Skimming through chat logs.