Conversation with #ussatlantis at 18-Jan-12 20:58:35 on VAdmBlackthorne@opus.il.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
(20:58:35) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: LUAU 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO
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(20:58:47) VAdmBlackthorne: Evening!
(20:59:19) LtJGAlexisWright: hello hello
(20:59:26) LtJGAlexisWright: I'm writing a log >>;
(20:59:30) VAdmBlackthorne: omg
(20:59:52) CdrTKirr: Hey, great!
(21:01:15) LtJorvanTav [firstname.lastname@example.org] entered the room.
(21:01:41) LtJorvanTav: Good eveening
(21:01:44) LtCmdrBusard [Mibbit@j-88-351-725-23.hsd6.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:01:45) LtJorvanTav: Evening, even
(21:01:47) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(21:01:59) ColDougMcKnight [~Mibbit@j-88-351-725-23.hsd6.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:02:03) VAdmBlackthorne: Eveing
(21:02:28) CdrTKirr: Hello
(21:02:36) LtCmdrBusard: Hi. Just a heads up, Mike and I are working off the same computer again. And to get it out of the way early, yes, we know it's annoying and confusing. But that's what we've got.
(21:03:50) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty
(21:04:07) CdrTKirr: It works.
(21:04:13) LtCmdrBusard: Cool.
(21:04:43) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then, let's see, where were we...
(21:05:21) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah yes. Commander, if you will?
(21:06:03) CdrHarper [~Mibbit@ihmo-40-564-22-286.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
(21:06:27) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEET :: Attention!
(21:06:33) LtJGAlexisWright: ::AA::
(21:06:47) LtCmdrBusard: ::AA::
(21:06:58) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(21:08:27) CdrTKirr: :: elbows Tav ::
(21:08:31) LtJorvanTav: :: AA ::
(21:10:08) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Bartanis's compound has been overrun but the wiley fellow escaped, warping away. The orbital defense drones and satellites have been knocked offline, but the planetary ion cannons are still manned. Our flotilla approaches to deal with that threat so we can retrieve our teams and give chase.
(21:11:02) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions? I know it's been a while.
(21:11:27) LtJorvanTav: What's my character's name again?
(21:11:36) LtJorvanTav: Oh, yeah
(21:11:41) VAdmBlackthorne: Spots.
(21:11:42) ColDougMcKnight: Nope.
(21:11:50) LtJorvanTav: Dammit
(21:12:10) LtCmdrBusard: Braainsss??
(21:12:27) VAdmBlackthorne: OK, looks like we're ready to fly again!
(21:12:30) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:12:32) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:12:33) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:12:40) CdrTKirr: :: stuffs her lei under the seat at Ops ::
(21:12:46) LtJGAlexisWright: :: consults long-range sensors again :: Target ship warp signature still showing bearing 168 mark 29, Admiral.
(21:12:56) VAdmBlackthorne: +All Ships+ Target the surface ion cannons with phasers only, surgical strikes!
(21:13:19) VAdmBlackthorne: Keep that trail hot, Lt. Wright, we need a few minutes.
(21:13:40) LtJGAlexisWright: :: simultaneously still adjusting shield harmonics to mitigate ion cannon blasts :: Aye, Sir
(21:13:53) CdrTKirr: :: monitors fleet activity ::
(21:14:03) LtJorvanTav: :: finds his first ion cannon, goes in for the kill and easily polishes it off. Well, he makes it look easy, and to be fair, it is easier than he had expected ::
(21:14:18) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Hemingway and Discovery lead in to take the brunt of the blasts, being a bit beefier in a brawl. (Always avoid alliteration)
(21:15:05) VAdmBlackthorne: (Sharks have returned to Atlantis, Tav)
(21:15:33) CdrHarper: ::opens the canopy once they're safely on the deck, and looks at Chaka :: It is a bit cramped in here.
(21:15:37) LtJorvanTav: [ MAGIC EDIT: NONE OF THAT STUFF I JUST SAID HAPPENED ]
(21:16:07) CdrTKirr: Hemingway and Discovery leading the way, Admiral.
(21:16:08) ColDougMcKnight: Ground commander alpha> +Batteries+ All batteries, we've lost contact with HQ! Focus fire on the lead ship, full power, rotating firing harmonics! We'll wipe that smug right off their faces!
(21:16:30) VAdmBlackthorne: (And by beefier in a brawl, I mean Hemingway's got wickedly beefed up shields)
(21:17:09) LtJorvanTav: :: takes a moment and leans back to relax for a few seconds in the Mescalero :: That made for a nice first run.
(21:17:29) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: pops her canopy and sprawls her legs over the edge ::
(21:18:44) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> A couple of blasts get past our blockers and hit our forward shields, causing the ship to rock.
(21:19:14) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: grips the edge of her cockpit ::
(21:19:21) LtJGAlexisWright: Diverting power to the deflector!
(21:19:25) LtJorvanTav: :: As he climbs down from the Mescalero, Tav is knocked from the ladder ::
(21:20:06) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> :: Curses heavily in Bajoran, perhaps enough to even make the Prophets blush, as she practically punts her way out of the cockpit:: I swear to the Prophets and on my mother's grave. If they don't shoot down the piece of shit that tore my baby's wing off, I will float out there in a damn suit and take him out.
(21:21:04) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> ::Manages to catch herself in a vaguely pull-up position on a rail as the ship shakes::
(21:21:48) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: jumps down from her fighter and eyes Syd's a moment before hitting the locker room ::
(21:21:52) CdrHarper: :: fortunately when the shaking happens, she's still in her seat starting at the Andorian unceremoniously folded into her cockpit ::
(21:21:56) LtJorvanTav: :: adroitly, Tav lands on his feet and ends up in a slight crouch, ready to move on ::
(21:23:22) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Our ships come into range and start phasering the surface guns, while taking a few hits themselves.
(21:23:29) LtCmdrBusard: :: An alert shows Percy that Atlantis is taking damage from the ion cannons:: Oh, oh no you don't. :: And with that, she taps through the controls of the remaining defense satellites, and targets them directly at the ion cannons.::
(21:24:35) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> :: Frowns in his command chair.:: Signs of pursuit?
(21:24:40) CdrTKirr: Discovery's shields at forty-eight percent.
(21:24:52) VAdmBlackthorne: She'll hold.
(21:25:41) ColDougMcKnight: Pirate tactical NPC> None yet. Looks like they're still busy with the holdouts. But the poor bastards we left behind can't win. Not with the grid down.
(21:26:09) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> With precisde phaser shots raining from heaven, it is suddenly not a good time to be an ion cannon crewman.
(21:26:53) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> They don't have to. We've gotten far enough. Launch the decoy.
(21:27:09) CdrTKirr: Four ion cannons disabled or destroyed. Five.
(21:28:13) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Moments later, the ship drops to impulse and powers down into stealth mode, just as a probe zooms on ahead at precisely their previous speed, mimicking their warp signature.
(21:28:32) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: makes short work of her flightsuit, saying nothing but not bothering to shut her locker quietly ::
(21:28:35) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> All enemy retaliatory activity from the planet ceases.
(21:28:58) LtJorvanTav: :: enters the bridge from the TurboLift to the back and right of the CO's seat and quickly takes his position at Ops. ::
(21:29:10) LtJGAlexisWright: :: watching long-range sensors, sees the ship drop to impulse and then immediately leap into warp :: There's something rotten in Denmark.
(21:29:52) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> Let me know the moment that broadcast ceases.
(21:30:03) CdrTKirr: (I'm at Ops zomg)
(21:30:24) ColDougMcKnight: (I made that unclear. The probe was launched while the ship was still at warp, so it would look like the warp trail was unbroken.)
(21:31:26) LtJorvanTav: :: seeing that T'Kirr has Ops covered, moves to a Science station at the back of the bridge instead ::
(21:31:53) VAdmBlackthorne: I show no more ion cannons operational.
(21:32:23) CdrTKirr: Confirmed.
(21:32:59) ColDougMcKnight: :: Remains kneeling in the cover of a doorway outside the command center, guarding against any pirate attempts to retake this position until the ships can drop shields and beam in reinforcements. ::
(21:33:15) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ Atlantis to McKnight.
(21:33:18) LtJGAlexisWright: (adjusts) :: sees something fishy on the sensors that she can't put her finger on exactly :: There was a.... shadow. For a split second. It could have been a sensor anomaly.
(21:33:19) VAdmBlackthorne: (Mike, IM)
(21:33:48) VAdmBlackthorne: Flag it.
(21:35:08) LtJGAlexisWright: :: flags it :: Shadow was approximately 250k kilometers from here on same heading.
(21:36:08) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> I need a fucking drink.
(21:36:25) CdrHarper: We all do. :: climbs down the ladder ::
(21:36:33) LtJGAlexisWright: :: smiles at Tav as he takes the Science station next to her ::
(21:36:35) ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ McKnight here. I don't hear the bridge rattling. I take that as a good sign.
(21:37:21) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ Always is. The bastard warped out and I intend to pursue. Can you finish your job there a bit more quickly so you can come with?
(21:37:23) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> Yeah, but I also need a ride. Think Blackthorne would let me requistion one of his shuttles?
(21:37:42) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> One of the sleek ones, I mean. I'll trick it out. Paint a dragon on it or something.
(21:38:18) CdrHarper: Nono, take a bird from a rook pilot if you have to, but I will not have a Shark flying a shuttle. Anyway, we should still have a spare or two.
(21:38:32) ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ Just as soon as someone shows up to relieve us, I'll call it done, sir.
(21:39:23) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ Hemingway and Discovery will be staying behind for now to keep things settled, I'll have some people sent down.
(21:39:37) LtJGAlexisWright: :: shows the sensor shadow to Tav :: What do you make of this?
(21:41:22) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> :: Quirks an eyebrow at the slamming of Ash's door:: Problem?
(21:42:03) CdrHarper: :: enters the locker room and looks at the scene as she heads to her locker, frowning ::
(21:42:13) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks at T'Kirr ::
(21:42:32) CdrTKirr: :: nods to Blackthorne and gets in contact with the Hemingway and Discovery ::
(21:43:15) CdrTKirr: Ash> Newp. :: passes Syd towards the door :: Sorry about your Mustang.
(21:43:50) CdrHarper: Just be glad you are here. Two of us did not make it back. :: to the locker room as a whole ::
(21:44:30) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks to McKnight a little nervously. She knew this wasn't the same situation, but she really didn't want to be stuck down here waiting for reinforcements for long.::
(21:44:37) LtJorvanTav: :: looks at the Gamma readings from the shadow, and finds nothing of any significance :: To quote someone who's held this position on other ships before me, fascinating.
(21:45:27) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> SF Security forces from Discovery and Badasses from Hemingway arrive on the surface to relieve McKnight's team.
(21:46:32) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> :: Calms almost instantly, though she looks back at Ash with that quirked brow for a moment.:: They are in a better place, but we will mourn the loss of their former selves.
(21:46:54) LtJGAlexisWright: :: frowns at the sensor readings, then at Tav :: So what you're saying is...?
(21:47:22) ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ I'll inform the insertion team, at least those of us drwan from Atlantis, to be ready for transport immediately.
(21:47:23) LtJorvanTav: :: continues looking at the readings :: I don't have a clue.
(21:47:45) CdrHarper: Their places were here. :: changes out of her flightsuit ::
(21:48:12) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: stops just inside the doorway and looks to the floor, nodding sadly and meeting Syd's eyes briefly before departing the bay ::
(21:48:28) CdrHarper: :: drags a hand on the lockers of Shortstack and Sandbags as she exits, heading for the TL ::
(21:49:33) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ Let Ron know that he's welcome to ride shotgun on the chase, if he wants.
(21:49:53) CdrTKirr: Transporter rooms standing by for extraction.
(21:50:38) VAdmBlackthorne: Start bringing our people up.
(21:50:40) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> :: Stands off to the side, uncomfortably. :: Well...they were good. They'll be remembered that way. No fault of theirs that this was their day. You could hardly have spit out there without hitting a hostile.
(21:50:43) LtJGAlexisWright: :: frowns at the readings again :: The warp trail continues on this heading, but I'd like to stop at these coordinates to check out this... shadow. With your permission, Admiral.
(21:51:28) ColDougMcKnight: Gerard> :: Overhears with a grin. :: I think I just might. Have them inform Captain Dex he's in command until I get back.
(21:51:39) CdrTKirr: :: begins directing beam-outs ::
(21:51:55) CdrHarper: :: turns before disappearing :: No, no fault of theirs. It was hell out there. :: then disappears into the TL ::
(21:52:01) ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ You hear that, sir?
(21:52:12) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ That I did.
(21:52:21) VAdmBlackthorne: Let the transport crew know to bring Capt. Gerard aboard too.
(21:52:40) CdrTKirr: :: nods her acknowledgment ::
(21:53:16) CdrHarper: :: hopes her message got across as she rides alone ::
(21:54:31) ColDougMcKnight: Syd> :: Shoves a hand into the TL door just before it closes Through the gap, she gives Harper a critical look:: Tell me, TELL me you're not headed to go blame yourself.
(21:54:33) CdrTKirr: ACTION> McKnight and Gerard are among the last to be beamed aboard.
(21:54:45) ColDougMcKnight: (*closes. Through)
(21:55:08) CdrHarper: :: starts from a reverie as Syd stops the doors :: Syd... I am headed to the bridge.
(21:55:41) LtJGAlexisWright: :: turns to Tav while impatiently waiting for the pursuit to get underway and stops short as she notices his ...attire :: Huh.
(21:55:57) CdrTKirr: All aboard Atlantis, including Captain Gerard. :: looks to Blackthorne ::
(21:56:08) LtJorvanTav: :: looks down at Wright unknowingly :: What?
(21:56:25) VAdmBlackthorne: +All Ships+ Discovery, Hemingway, keep the scene secure until our return.
(21:56:35) VAdmBlackthorne: :: plots in a course to follow that warp trail ::
(21:57:06) LtJGAlexisWright: :: overtly looks Tav up and down :: Hi there, sailor. :: winks ::
(21:57:40) VAdmBlackthorne: If they hope to outrun a Sovereign class, they have another thing coming.
(21:57:49) LtCmdrBusard: (*Syd on this one) Syd> :: Holds the door for just a moment longer:: ...Just had to check. You fought well today, ma'am. And I say that as a friend and a fighter. So grieve, by all means grieve, but no guilt.
(21:57:52) VAdmBlackthorne: :: punches it at Warp Factor OMG ::
(21:58:15) LtJorvanTav: Huh? :: looks down at the fact that he's still in his flight suit and skipped the lockers :: Whoops.
(21:59:01) CdrHarper: :: nods :: It is part of leading people into battle. Some do not come back. You just have to do your best to get everyone home. Thank you, Syd.
(21:59:47) CdrTKirr: :: swivels in her seat at Ops, looking back at Tav with a raised eyebrow ::
(21:59:59) LtJGAlexisWright: :: snickers and turns back to her station as Warp Factor OMG is engaged :: Admiral, shadow coordinates approaching rapidly. Sensors also detect warp signatures continuing on this heading ::
(22:00:14) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> :: Simply nods, knowing the pain, acknowledging the kindred spirit. She allows her gaze to linger a half-moment before she removes her hand, and lets the door close::
(22:00:33) CdrHarper: :: exhales and rides to the bridge ::
(22:02:48) VAdmBlackthorne: Given that we have the advantage of speed, we'll overshoot the coordinates of the shadow for now. Watch behind us for any signs of a ship.
(22:03:59) LtJGAlexisWright: Aye, Sir. :: locks a set of long-range sensors onto the sector where the shadow appeared as Atlantis blows by in hot pursuit ::
(22:05:21) CdrHarper: :: arrives on the bridge and starts for the helm, but pauses when she sees the Admiral ::
(22:06:11) LtCmdrBusard: :: Once on Atlantis, Percy heads directly to Engineering. Though perhaps orders could be placed more efficiently through the Bridge console, she just wasn't comfortable leaving the main power source during a potential continued battle situation::
(22:06:49) CdrTKirr: :: looks to Harper, then Tav ::
(22:07:02) VAdmBlackthorne: Welcome back, Commander. :: looks to T'Kirr and stands, yielding the station :: She's all yours.
(22:07:46) LtJorvanTav: :: sees that T'Kirr would like to leave Ops and moves to take it over :: Commander.
(22:07:55) CdrTKirr: :: relinquishes her station to Tav, having had their fun and keeping their seats warm and warmer ::
(22:07:57) CdrHarper: Thank you, sir. :: sits and does a cursory check to keep her mind occupied ::
(22:08:20) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits back in the center seat :: C'mon Bartanis, we left you behind, take the bait.
(22:08:37) ColDougMcKnight: :: Stopping only briefly to give Percy's hand a quick squeeze in parting, he makes for the bridge, and moves to take tactical. :: Sir.
(22:08:52) VAdmBlackthorne: Welcome back, Colonel. Helluva job down there.
(22:09:17) VAdmBlackthorne: :: doesn't compliment Kate as he senses she's in no mood ::
(22:09:23) CdrTKirr: :: nods respectfully to McKnight, now standing somewhere in the middle ::
(22:10:20) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks at the Admiral :: bait, sir?
(22:10:41) ColDougMcKnight: Thanks, sir. Mind you, those guys WERE idiots.
(22:10:54) VAdmBlackthorne: Idiots are the best opponents.
(22:11:09) VAdmBlackthorne: The bait. In the trap we laid by intentionally overshooting that sensor shadow.
(22:13:22) LtJGAlexisWright: :: grins broadly, proud of herself for guessing correctly about that shadow :: Of course, Sir. :: taps at her console, waiting for Bartanis to make a mistake ::
(22:13:58) VAdmBlackthorne: If he DID release a probe of some sort to fool us, we should overtake it soon. It can't have much in the way of an engine.
(22:15:26) LtJGAlexisWright: :: watches the warp signature wink out of existence on her monitor :: Speak of the devil. Approaching last known warp trail coordinates. 10 seconds to intercept.
(22:16:24) CdrTKirr: :: stands observing, hands folded behind her ::
(22:16:37) LtJorvanTav: :: begins scanning the area for anything ::
(22:16:40) VAdmBlackthorne: :: drops out of warp on the spot ::
(22:17:08) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> ::Watching the intercept on his own screen, and grins.:: Let's see what Blackthorne makes of the head start he was nice enough to give us. Set a course for Ashexana's territory, maximum warp!
(22:18:42) CdrHarper: :: actually, she does that since Ian isn't at the helm anymore :
(22:20:10) LtJGAlexisWright: :: Bartanis' real warp signature lights up the sensors she left set on the shadow sector :: Admiral, ship has gone to high warp from shadow coordinates! Transmitting heading to helm!
(22:20:18) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> And so the pirate escape craft zooms out into interstellar space...warp 9.8!
(22:20:25) VAdmBlackthorne: Kate, go!
(22:20:38) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> This is no probe, old man! No probe!
(22:20:43) VAdmBlackthorne: Fast as she'll go!
(22:21:11) CdrTKirr: :: decides it's time to take a seat ::
(22:21:12) CdrHarper: Aye sir! :: engages at Warp 9.99! (Warp Factor OMG.9)
(22:21:46) VAdmBlackthorne: Push her to 9.995.
(22:21:58) CdrHarper: Admiral, destructive speed is 9-
(22:22:11) VAdmBlackthorne: :: cuts her off :: Warp 9.9952, I know. She'll hold together.
(22:22:27) CdrHarper: Aye sir, Warp 9.995. :: pegs the speedo ::
(22:22:42) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis groans.
(22:22:56) LtJorvanTav: :: grabs onto his console, even though there's no real reason to do so ::
(22:22:57) CdrTKirr: :: grips her armrests ::
(22:23:36) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Things do start to shake a bit, but Atlantis is holding together and really stretching her legs.
(22:23:58) LtJGAlexisWright: ( ACTION> Bridge crew experiences clenching of sphincters )
(22:24:18) CdrTKirr: (Psst, you're not allowed to Action!)
(22:24:31) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sitting comfortably, confident in his ship, and enjoying the thrill of raw power he can feel through the chair arms ::
(22:25:04) LtJGAlexisWright: ( Not even in OOC parens? :( :(:( )
(22:25:08) CdrHarper: :: sees a light labeled Ludicrous Speed light up ::
(22:25:20) CdrTKirr: (Fair point.)
(22:25:31) VAdmBlackthorne: +Busard+ Bridge to Engineering.
(22:26:16) LtJGAlexisWright: Time to intercept: 2 minutes.
(22:26:44) LtJGAlexisWright: ...At current velocity, that is.
(22:27:29) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks at the tactical readout on his chairarm :: His ship has legs, I'll give him that. Not may civilians can make 9.8.
(22:27:31) VAdmBlackthorne: *many
(22:28:19) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> ::Watches the numbers, and grows less than entirely positive he'll win this race, head start or no. :: Keep the gap open! Give the engines all she'll take! More! We don't need to make a return trip!
(22:28:58) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> The helmsman looks hesitant. A phaser pointed at his head clears up his hesitation, and though the indicators all hit the red line, his speed shoots up to 9.95!
(22:29:23) VAdmBlackthorne: :: to the display, sees the number pick up a bit :: No Bartanis, you can't outrun Atlantis. 9.95 won't cut it in the majors.
(22:30:58) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> Dammit! Send out a distress call to Ashexana's ships! Then, kill the comm, evacuate outer decks, and give me power from both!
(22:32:25) VAdmBlackthorne: +Busard+ Bridge to Engineering.
(22:35:23) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> 9.989! The stress being placed upon Bartanis' engines likely now show up on Atlantis' sensors, but the intercept time adds a few more minutes once again.
(22:35:56) VAdmBlackthorne: I'm genuinely impressed. I've never seen a civilian ship go that fast.
(22:36:56) LtJGAlexisWright: His structural integrity fields are suffering for it, sir. We'll either intercept or he'll shake apart in about 90 seconds.
(22:37:34) VAdmBlackthorne: As soon as he's in range, hail him. Maybe he'll see reason and surrender. It would be a shame to destroy engines like that.
(22:38:14) LtCmdrBusard: (Sorry, had a dizzy spell.)
(22:38:28) LtCmdrBusard: +Bridge+ Engineering here.
(22:38:54) LtKuari: :: paces in a circle, feeling the OMG Factor ::
(22:39:06) LtJGAlexisWright: :: counting down the seconds until they're in comms range under her breath ::
(22:39:13) VAdmBlackthorne: +Busard+ Good work keeping up this speed. Can we coax anything else out of her?
(22:40:50) LtCmdrBusard: :: Grins:: +Bridge+ We can try. :: Then, with a look and wiggling of fingers that can only be described as ominous, Percy dives (metaphorically this time) into the power relays, rerouting power from her least favorite crew members' quarters to add to engines::
(22:41:38) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis jumps to warp 9.9953 and doesn't fly apart!
(22:41:57) LtCmdrBusard: Booya!
(22:42:07) LtJGAlexisWright: This velocity is putting a lot of stress on the inertial dampers, sir, people might start feeling a little queasy soon. Also we've just entered communications range.
(22:42:18) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smiles :: Those specs are padded. She'd probably do 9.996.
(22:42:30) VAdmBlackthorne: Hail him.
(22:42:37) LtJGAlexisWright: Channel open, Sir.
(22:43:05) LtKuari: :: sways a little ::
(22:43:16) LtJGAlexisWright: Scratch that. His comm systems are offline.
(22:43:26) LtJGAlexisWright: Looks like he sacrificed them for power.
(22:43:35) CdrTKirr: (ROFL)
(22:43:46) VAdmBlackthorne: :: cuts off his captainly speech ::
(22:44:03) LtJGAlexisWright: ( sorry, I got all excited )
(22:44:38) LtJorvanTav: ( More power: When there's just no one out there you want to talk to right now )
(22:44:49) LtJGAlexisWright: ( ::snerk:: )
(22:44:59) VAdmBlackthorne: :: pats the chair arm affectionately ::
(22:45:05) ColDougMcKnight: ::Shrugs:: Fast as we're going, the rate of ovetake remains pretty constant. And his sensors seem to be working. I could manage a few warning shots if you like.
(22:45:09) CdrTKirr: :: notices ::
(22:45:29) ColDougMcKnight: Anything more at that speed, and he'd probably go flying apart on the first good hit to something important.
(22:45:40) VAdmBlackthorne: If you could spell out surrender in torpedo bursts, I would be impressed.
(22:46:34) ColDougMcKnight: :: Grins :: Would you accept morse code?
(22:46:36) LtJorvanTav: :: mutters under his breath :: ...Especially at this speed...
(22:46:47) VAdmBlackthorne: Let's not risk weapons fire at this speed.
(22:47:02) VAdmBlackthorne: Yet.
(22:47:13) CdrTKirr: (Percy's sacrificing piddly quarters power and we still HAVE weapons?)
(22:47:32) LtJGAlexisWright: I am getting readings that indicate he sent out a distress call before taking power from his comm systems, though, sir.... I'm not detecting any ships on sensors, but there's a nebula about 700k kilometers away that our sensors can't penetrate. Also his velocity is bringing him dangerously close to hull breach, so it might not matter what we shoot at him.
(22:47:36) VAdmBlackthorne: (Weapons are more important than power to peoples' quarters she doesn't like?)
(22:47:40) ColDougMcKnight: In that case, I'll also point out just for the sake of completion that tractor beam is ALSO a bad idea.
(22:48:05) VAdmBlackthorne: We may be forced into it. Doug, can you target a shot through his warp field and disrupt it?
(22:48:14) VAdmBlackthorne: (Two minute warning!)
(22:49:01) LtJGAlexisWright: We could probably shoot a BB gun out an airlock at him and tear a gaping hole in the hull at this point, Sir.
(22:49:08) VAdmBlackthorne: I want him alive.
(22:49:27) VAdmBlackthorne: Preferably voluntarily.
(22:49:57) ColDougMcKnight: The shot itself, sure. The actual disruption will take some recalibration. It'll just take a minute.
(22:50:02) LtKuari: :: visits the loo ::
(22:50:07) LtJGAlexisWright: :: exchanges a glance with Tav, whispering "hard for him to voluntarily surrender with no comms systems.." ::
(22:50:36) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:50:38) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:50:40) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:50:46) LtJGAlexisWright: :: || ::
(22:50:49) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(22:50:56) LtJorvanTav: :: pauses ::
(22:51:39) VAdmBlackthorne: Great to be moving again! Especially at warp factor OMG.
(22:51:48) LtJGAlexisWright: If you'll pardon the expression, Bartanis goan get raaaaaayped.
(22:51:54) VAdmBlackthorne: I think we went plaid.
(22:51:58) LtCmdrBusard: :: pauses :: And yes, weapons are more important than people she doesn't like :-P
(22:52:24) LtJGAlexisWright: :: makes a mental note to be extra-nice to Percy henceforth ::
(22:52:47) LtJorvanTav: Cookies are always a good idea
(22:52:52) LtJGAlexisWright: So does Ian want a transwarp drive for christmas?
(22:52:55) LtCmdrBusard: Also, ew. No Bartanis raping. Who'd want to rape THAT?
(22:53:07) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes, yes I do.
(22:53:09) LtJGAlexisWright: figurative rape, not literal.
(22:53:11) LtCmdrBusard: Also, hey there. That's engineering you're toying with.
(22:53:18) VAdmBlackthorne: What without the de-evolution from going beyond warp 10.
(22:53:27) LtCmdrBusard: :: hovers finger over Wright's quarters controls::
(22:53:30) LtCmdrBusard: :-P
(22:53:57) LtJGAlexisWright: If anyone can get Atlantis to transwarp, it's Percy! :D :D :D
(22:53:57) LtKuari: :: knows the right stuff and brings Busard second-hand chocolate saved from Carre's stash ::
(22:54:08) LtCmdrBusard: ....
(22:54:13) CdrTKirr: Suck up.
(22:54:35) LtJGAlexisWright: CYA maneuver.
(22:54:35) LtCmdrBusard: ....choooocolate...
(22:54:36) VAdmBlackthorne: For anyone who was wondering, warp factors are a logarithmic scale, approaching infinite velocity as warp factor approaches 10. So, 9.9953 is still a LOT faster that 9.989.
(22:55:02) VAdmBlackthorne: That's your treknobabble for this week.
(22:55:02) LtJGAlexisWright: kinda like earfquake scales.
(22:55:02) LtJorvanTav: Kinda like a Richter Scale of speed.
(22:55:16) LtJGAlexisWright: JINX TAV
(22:55:36) CdrTKirr: Tav.
(22:55:48) LtCmdrBusard: Whoops. Someone owes a soda!
(22:55:50) LtJorvanTav: Thank you. I've been thinking jinx all night, Wright.
(22:55:57) LtJGAlexisWright: <3
(22:56:09) LtCmdrBusard: Mr. Jinx?
(22:56:10) LtJorvanTav: I go to put a time to intercept, and you do it RIGHT as I have my finger on Enter :P
(22:56:23) LtJGAlexisWright: I'm sorry, I got a lil' carried away >>;
(22:56:25) CdrTKirr: Well, I have to recert lifeguard tomorrow. I dunno why they like to give me classes Thursday mornings.
(22:56:35) LtJGAlexisWright: I just like talking. I do it a lot.
(22:56:37) CdrTKirr: So...
(22:56:42) LtJorvanTav: They know. They know what you are doing here.
(22:56:47) CdrTKirr: Looking forward to meeting you in March =)
(22:56:54) VAdmBlackthorne: And do it just to mess with you.
(22:56:59) LtJGAlexisWright: Me too! :D
(22:57:08) VAdmBlackthorne: (Mike, IM)
(22:57:11) LtJorvanTav: I can tell it's gonna be fun, and a load of laughs
(22:57:26) CdrTKirr: You'll find I'm not very Vulcan-like. I smile too much.
(22:57:40) LtJGAlexisWright: Hopefully my stupid jaw will feel better then and I can smile and sing and eat foods that require chewing.
(22:57:53) CdrTKirr: Aw I'm sorry
(22:58:14) LtJGAlexisWright: I'm pretty much a crazy person. Jason knows. He's met me.
(22:58:27) CdrTKirr: He's met me, too. Jason? Will we explode if we meet?
(22:58:27) VAdmBlackthorne: It's true.
(22:58:45) VAdmBlackthorne: No. You are not matter and anti-matter.
(22:58:49) LtJGAlexisWright: I get to get botulism injected into my jaw muscles soon, which I'm assured will relieve the pain. Somehow.
(22:58:50) LtJorvanTav: As long as you don't have any red matter.
(22:59:05) VAdmBlackthorne: What's it matter?
(22:59:06) CdrTKirr: Yeah, 'cause those are the only things that'll explode.
(22:59:19) LtJGAlexisWright: Will the universe divide by 0?
(22:59:38) LtJGAlexisWright: Or, at the very least, do you pity Tav?
(22:59:41) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes, but it'll come up with 42.
(22:59:42) LtJorvanTav: I am going to request that that not happen
(23:00:25) LtJGAlexisWright: *pats Tav*
(23:00:27) CdrTKirr: Night peeps. -_-
(23:00:36) LtJGAlexisWright: nini, have fun lifeguarding
(23:00:40) LtJorvanTav: Again, I request we not divide the Universe by 0. That would be bad. I don't even know why.
(23:01:04) VAdmBlackthorne: Night!
(23:01:10) LtJGAlexisWright: I'll try my best to avoid it, promise.
(23:01:14) LtCmdrBusard: G'night all!
(23:01:30) LtJorvanTav: I need to hit the hay as well.
(23:01:36) LtJorvanTav: Good night, everyone
(23:01:44) LtJGAlexisWright: Nini, everyone! Tav, let me know what you decide as it will affect my log that I'm writing.
(23:01:45) LtJorvanTav left the room.
(23:01:50) LtJGAlexisWright: aaaaaand he's gone
(23:02:17) LtCmdrBusard left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(23:02:32) CdrTKirr: I told him.
(23:02:36) CdrTKirr: He says "You got it"
(23:03:02) VAdmBlackthorne: Night, folks.
(23:03:14) LtJGAlexisWright: <3 G'night!
(23:03:27) LtKuari left the room.
(23:03:30) CdrTKirr left the room.