Conversation with #ussatlantis at Wed Feb 1 21:03:40 2012 on (irc)

(21:03:40) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: Atlantis, traveling at a whopping Warp 9.9953, is in hot pursuit of Bartanis's ship, closing fast as it just can't outrun us, no matter how hard he stresses the engines. Combat is imminent, all hands to battlestations!
(21:03:40) mode (+o VAdmBlackthorne) by ChanServ
(21:03:49) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya folks
(21:04:00) LtJGAlexisWright: hihi
(21:04:24) CdrTKirr: Hello
(21:07:13) LtJorvanTav: Good evening
(21:09:25) CdrTKirr: I'm UV unwrapping. =X
(21:09:38) LtJGAlexisWright: uwha?
(21:11:36) LtJorvanTav: Has to do with 3D modeling
(21:12:37) CdrTKirr: Was just checking to see if anyone knew what that was, heh
(21:12:52) CdrTKirr: It looks like fabric patterns for 3D models
(21:13:06) LtJorvanTav: Speaking of 3D, has anyone seen the new DoubleTree hotel logo? The first time I saw it, I saw "Tree-D". I mean, if you look at the top left of this page ({QueryString}&012=doubletree%20resorts) Tell me you don't see the logo and think,
(21:13:29) VAdmBlackthorne: I, uh, kegged my new beer today. :v:
(21:13:34) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(21:13:48) ColDougMcKnight: Sorry, got here as soon as we could. Rachel's right behing me.
(21:13:51) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Colonel
(21:14:02) ColDougMcKnight: behind
(21:14:05) ColDougMcKnight: And evening.
(21:14:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Can you pop on AIM?
(21:14:24) LtCmdrBusard [] entered the room.
(21:14:34) LtCmdrBusard: Hey guys.
(21:15:03) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(21:17:41) VAdmBlackthorne: OK, we're unfortunately still without Carre, so why not get started? :)
(21:18:22) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEET :: Attention!
(21:18:22) LtJorvanTav: :: AA ::
(21:18:44) LtJGAlexisWright: ::AA::
(21:19:57) LtJGAlexisWright: ........::AA REALLY HARD::
(21:20:52) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: We have stopped Bartanis's ship and have a team aboard trying to capture him. They've currently encountered a large war-robot of some sort in a storage area that's powering up to attack!
(21:20:54) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(21:21:40) ColDougMcKnight: (You're going to have to start without us. We're going to need a minute. I'll explain later.)
(21:21:59) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(21:23:03) LtJGAlexisWright: Should I bother continuing to look for anyone responding to the distress call, or is that a waste of time?
(21:23:32) VAdmBlackthorne: I can't imagine that would be a waste of time.
(21:23:45) LtJGAlexisWright: Just checkin'.
(21:23:46) LtJorvanTav: I smell danger!
(21:24:48) VAdmBlackthorne: OK then...
(21:24:49) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:24:50) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:24:51) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:24:56) LtJorvanTav: :: scurries around Sickbay, healing the wounded, curing the sick, and doing what any good doctor would do. The cries of those in pain slowly diminish, one by one, under the care of acting Doctor Tav.
(21:25:10) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: almost frowns at the giant robot that's powering up ::
(21:25:21) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> Take cover!
(21:25:37) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: finds a metal shipping container and starts firing at the thing with his rifle ::
(21:25:42) LtKuari: (( Assuming the cargo bay has... cargo? ))
(21:26:33) LtJGAlexisWright: :: Continuing to monitor sensors, dubiously eying nebula ::
(21:27:50) ColDougMcKnight: (Right, then.)
(21:29:11) LtCmdrBusard: :: In engineering, focusing on gadgets and gizmos.::
(21:29:44) VAdmBlackthorne: :: watches the enemy ship, still listing on the screen ::
(21:29:54) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Syvek's shots are intercepted at the last minute by a previously insvisible energy shield, just before a newly deployed cannon mounted on its shoulder returns fire with rapid pulse phaser fire. A miniature version of a Defiant class ship's weapons, it's more like a firehose that happens to shoot red death than a rifle.
(21:30:09) LtKuari: :: leaps into the air and flaps a couple of times, and in one motion lands on a large crate and drops to the ground behind it ::
(21:30:46) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: ducks back behind the crate, that being obviously ineffective ::
(21:31:18) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: notes, with measured alarm, that his crate is rapidly disappearing ::
(21:31:49) ColDougMcKnight: :: Finds his opening salvo similarly blocked, and dives away from the crate just before a rocket propelled photon grande detonates against it, and activates his comm to Atlantis. +Atlantis+ We need reinforcements! Now!
(21:32:49) LtKuari: :: notes the small robots lining the room on their side that have a clear shot of their flanks and finds a few small crates to hurl in front of them, hoping to either knock them over or block their shots ::
(21:32:58) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> The Atlantis transporter chief will, alas, find beaming troops directly into the bay impossible. Since the robot powered up, coincidentally, a new inhibitor field is ALSO detected.
(21:34:49) VAdmBlackthorne: +Security+ All available marines to transporter rooms!
(21:34:59) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ They're on their way!
(21:35:48) LtKuari: :: plasters herself to the floor as heavy fire starts pummeling her cover ::
(21:36:02) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: looks around for something else to hide behind ::
(21:36:19) ColDougMcKnight: +Atlantis+ Acknowledged! You-
(21:37:41) LtKuari: :: growls in frustration and starts pushing a crate with her head towards the center, keeping cover yet advancing towards the enemy ::
(21:37:42) ColDougMcKnight: :: Snaps his head up, his suits sensor having alerted him to a security droid coming around a corner, and manages to blast its chassi apart with a burst of phaser fire before it can draw a bead on him. But more are converging on his position, so he too begins dashing from cover to cover, trying to evade.:: You might want to tell them to hurry!
(21:37:57) VAdmBlackthorne: +Security+ On the double, marines!
(21:38:31) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: finds his situation untenable and dashes for another crate ::
(21:39:12) ColDougMcKnight: :: Lobs a grenade to try and give himself some breathing room, and uses it to sneak a peek at their main problem through his nearest available cover. Seeing something interesting, he activates his comm. :: +Syvek+ Lieutenant, come in!
(21:40:06) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> The combat droids aren't entirely incapable of adaptation or strategy. Two of them keep firing at Kuari's cover to keep her head down, while a third moves around to try and flank her, rifle firing away.
(21:40:25) LtJGAlexisWright: :: is distracted from the long-range sensors to look for a way to disrupt the inhibitor fields ::
(21:41:18) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> +McKnight+ Yes, Colonel?
(21:41:34) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: having found another crate, fortunately ::
(21:42:16) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> The first wave of marine reinforcements beams in outside the bay, and finding their way blocked by the bars, still try to make themselves useful by aiming through them, and concentrating fire on the boss mech. Unfortunately, the return fire is immediate, and devastating. Two are knocked flat on their backs and motionless before the rest get to cover
(21:42:53) LtCmdrBusard: :: Frowns, grumbling:: Stupid...using robots against us. :: Looks down to Rubix:: Remind me one of these days to make one of you guys a lot bigger.
(21:43:02) ColDougMcKnight: +Syvek+ I need you to confirm a reading I'm getting! That shield? I'm not getting a read on it except when the thing's actively under fire!
(21:43:39) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: checks his suit's readouts :: +McKnight+ I can confirm.
(21:44:32) LtKuari: :: discovers with dismay that her one crate pushed in front of her isn't shaping up to be enough cover with the multiple targets and instinctively leaps back into the air, dodging a shot and propels herself hastily back to a larger stack of crates, overcompensating for speed and slams into the outer wall but slides down into the safety of cover, a burned line of phaser shots ripping into the wall following her path downward ::
(21:45:43) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: immediately starts thinking ::
(21:45:50) ColDougMcKnight: ::Nods a moment, considering. :: +Syvek+ Okay! I'll try to distract it! Make your way over to Kuari's position, take some of that pressure off of her, and then both of you wait for my order. Which, in case it never comes in more elaborate terms, is try to win!
(21:46:13) LtKuari: (( Hey, I make a GOOD distraction! ))
(21:47:35) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> +McKnight+ Aye Colonel.
(21:48:49) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: finds Kuari in the din ::
(21:49:47) ColDougMcKnight: :: Trusting Syvek to execute his orders competently, McKnight reaches out from behind his cover only briefly to roll his second photon grenade toward the heavy assault mech. Its shields register the threat and flare to life, taking the explosion just fine...and McKnight bolts out from the other side of the cover/
(21:49:56) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: makes a quick dash for Kuari ::
(21:50:17) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: dashes in behind the new cover Kuari has :: Lieutenant.
(21:50:19) ColDougMcKnight: :: And he is, of course, firing full power phaser bolts the whole while, even as he sprints for all he's worth for the next cluster of heavy cargo.::
(21:51:29) VAdmBlackthorne: :: watches the tactical display with a frown ::
(21:51:37) LtKuari: :: straightens herself and gives him a moment's glance before cocking her head to eye their flanks once more :: Sorry, been occupied. What's the plan?
(21:52:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> The Colonel will try to distract it. The shield is only up when it is actively under attack. Wait for the order and then attack.
(21:53:15) LtJorvanTav: :: After making some quick rounds, Tav returns to the surgical bay to check on Driscol and the surgery, to see if they are ready for him. seeing that the nurses have completed the preparations of Driscol, including all the tools that he will need for the operation. Tav attaches the cortical stimulators to her forehead and picks up a laser scalpel. :: Well, this is certainly bad, but at least it'll be an easy operation. :: Tav takes one last
(21:53:23) LtKuari: :: nods and peers around the corner, adjusting her legs under her to spring ::
(21:54:00) LtJorvanTav: :: look at the scans before turning back to Driscol's head and beginning his first incision ::
(21:54:08) LtJGAlexisWright: :: excitedly confirms her readings :: +McKnight+ Colonel, the inhibitor field originates from three emitters of some kind in the cargo bay with you, and they're resonating at a frequency of 1.215 megahertz. If you can adjust your phaser settings, you should be able to disrupt the emitters long enough to get some troops through.
(21:54:34) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Actually, the robot is generating it.
(21:55:23) ColDougMcKnight: (My apologies. I should have made that clearer, I guess.)
(21:55:24) LtJGAlexisWright: +McKnight+ You'll have to visually locate the emitters; the inhibitors are making it impossible to detect properly from here. I'm really just guessing about the three, based on the energy patterns I can see from here. If you see anything labeled "emitter", shoot it.
(21:55:58) VAdmBlackthorne: (McKnowned)
(21:56:26) LtKuari: (( rofl ))
(21:56:37) LtJGAlexisWright: ( I'll just take my sensor arrays and go home! ::pout:: )
(21:56:57) LtKuari: (( A for effort! ))
(21:57:21) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Also, the light show in the cargo bay has given Bartanis and his crew the time they need to try their last shot at escape. Both photons are now modified for use as power cells, and hooked into the main reactors.
(21:57:48) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> Don't power up until we have the course laid in! We'll only have a moment before Atlantis sees we're alive again!
(22:00:03) ColDougMcKnight: Fuck fuck FUCK! ::This last is shouted a little louder as he sees the exhaust trail of twin grenades screaming through the air toward him. Making a last desperate dive for cover, he doesn't escape the pressure wave entirely, and is knocked around a bit, but it's enough distance from the explosion for the armor to prevent anything from him being dazed.::
(22:00:21) LtKuari: :: pulls at her rifle strap until it's in firing position and shoots at the small bots ::
(22:00:27) LtJGAlexisWright: (( I think we should disable them by hitting the flux capacitor with 1.21 jigawatts to create a chronoton surge. ))
(22:00:41) VAdmBlackthorne: ((What the heck's a jigawatt?!)
(22:01:04) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek>:: the giant explosion catches his attention :: +McKnight+ Colonel, are you hit?
(22:01:07) LtJorvanTav: (( Think, McFly! ))
(22:01:08) ColDougMcKnight: (It's a jigolo from the Watts district. Get with it, dude.)
(22:01:12) LtKuari: (( gigawatts, sci-fied ))
(22:01:26) VAdmBlackthorne: (( that was the line, from BTTF )
(22:03:07) LtJGAlexisWright: +McKnight+ Colonel, did you copy on the resonance frequency? 1.215 MHz?
(22:04:27) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> As the room is spinning anyway for him, McKnight is probably the only one to miss is, as Bartanis' overtaxed warp engines suddenly power to life once more, and send it zooming off! The warp field lasts, he hopes to Atlantis' surprise, only for a moment, sending him hurtling into the nebula far faster than any impulse speed.
(22:04:33) LtKuari: :: ducks back behind the crate as she draws some fire ::
(22:05:14) ColDougMcKnight: :: Shakes his head, desperately trying to clear out the cobwebs.:: +Wright+ Huh?
(22:05:39) LtJGAlexisWright: Bartanis has gone to warp! Tracking his ion trail now. I don't think the warp field lasted long, that power came out of nowhere.
(22:06:05) VAdmBlackthorne: Kate, pursuit course!
(22:06:19) ColDougMcKnight: (Basically, the ship is being propelled faster than impulse, but slow enough that warp 1 will overshoot it. I'm a little out of it, so I hope that made sense.)
(22:07:03) VAdmBlackthorne: (I didn't know there was a gap)
(22:07:24) LtJGAlexisWright: Sending course data directly to the helm!
(22:07:26) LtKuari: (( Oh right, and full impulse is nearly too fast to track with your eyes? ))
(22:07:57) ColDougMcKnight: (Impulse only gets you to some vague percentage of light speed. I've heard multiple figures for it. This is closer to c.)
(22:09:33) CdrHarper: :: swings Atlantis about, and does a quick jump to warp one for a moment, then eases off power to the warp field so that our inertia will carry us at close to c ::
(22:09:36) ColDougMcKnight: (He's basically trying to ensure he's got the nebula mucking up sensors by the time Atlantis catches up. I seem to recall we'd gotten pretty close ti it.)
(22:09:55) LtJorvanTav: :: Tav raises a thalaron radiation emitter to the exposed area of Driscol's brain. Afterward, he grabs the neural calipers and begins to electrically massage her brain ::
(22:09:57) CdrHarper: This course will take us into the nebula. Shields and targeting sensors will be useless.
(22:10:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Acknowledged.
(22:10:51) VAdmBlackthorne: (How appropriate that iTunes decided to play Battle in the Mutara Nebula right now)
(22:11:46) LtKuari: (( Hah ))
(22:12:28) ColDougMcKnight: +Syvek, Kuari+ Marines, listen up! I'm still showing you both on your feet over there, vitals strong, so here's what we're going to do. The shield only seems to activate when some high energy signature is detected, so we're going to have to hope that our armor's onboard cells don't count!
(22:12:39) LtJGAlexisWright: :: uses the open comm link with the Marines to track Bartanis' ship :: He went thataway. :: transmits coordinates to helm :: Wherever he found that power, I think its all gone now.
(22:13:04) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: thinks about where this is going ::
(22:14:02) ColDougMcKnight: Syvek, you help me draw its fire. Kuari, as soon as it's looking the other way, you get some elevation! If you can get the drop on it, try to immobilize that damn cannon! Maybe that'll give us a vague chance at concentrating enough fire to down it!
(22:14:09) LtKuari: :: gets excited and one of her eyes tracks to the crate she's pushed forward already ::
(22:14:40) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> +McKnight+ Aye sir! :: rushes out and fires several shots, then hightails it to another crate ::
(22:15:07) ColDougMcKnight: +Marines+ Those of you still up, cluster by the door! You're fire support! If you can get any clear shots, keep the little ones off of us!
(22:15:30) LtKuari: +McKnight+ On it!
(22:16:00) LtJorvanTav: :: has now repaired the damage to Driscol's brain, and it's on to bringing her back. Tav replaces the part of her skull that he had removed and attaches it, then uses the dermal regenerator to replace her skin and hair where he had done his work. :: Nurse Calien, activate the cortical stimulator, five joules.
(22:16:15) ColDougMcKnight: Pilot> :: Looks to Bartanis.:: We're inside the nebula, sir! But that last push was more than our engines could take! An overload is inevitable, and imminent!
(22:17:19) CdrHarper: Now crossing the nebula boundary.
(22:17:30) LtJorvanTav: :: Nurse Calien, cortical stimulator, ten joules.
(22:17:36) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> Good, and good! Jettison nacelles, then give me power back to the comm system! I want a jamming signal to block those fucking soldiers down in the hold! Then, fire up impulse engines! I don't care about the direction , so long as it gets us ut of the blast radius!
(22:17:41) LtKuari: (( Is the shield omni-directional? As in if it turns away, it shields its back while firing too?
(22:18:51) LtJorvanTav: :: furrows his brow and turns toward the readout that shows Driscol clearly not responding at all to the cortical stimulator. :: Nurse, thirty joules.
(22:19:07) ColDougMcKnight: (Nah, we'll say it has multiple independent generators. That way, it can fire up multiple ones at once, but it can save power by only using one shield per direction of attack. This all contributes to make its shields damn tough to breach with a frontal assault unless you have heavy weapons.)
(22:20:07) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> TARGETING sensors may not be working too well, but in short order, Atlantis will detect an alarming energy buildup 20 klicks off the starboard bow!
(22:20:53) LtJGAlexisWright: Uh-oh. I'm reading... I'm reading a warp power overload. Wait... They're jettisoning nacells! Recommend IMMEDIATE evasive maneuvers! Apparently the alarming energy buildup I was detecting is 20 klicks off the starboard bow!
(22:21:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Kate, warp speed, now!
(22:21:36) ColDougMcKnight: :: As Syvek immediately comes under vicious return fire, McKnight also pops back out, plastering it with phaser shots from the other direction as he moves for cover. And this time, he executes a diving roll that steers him almost fully clear of the grande blast that chars a 10 foot section of bulkhead. ::
(22:21:37) CdrHarper: :: slams her finger down on the GO NOW button ::
(22:21:41) LtJorvanTav: Nurse, forty joules. :: Driscol flatlines completely. Tav races for a defibrillator, presses it into her chest at a hundred joules, and activates it to no response :: Come on, Driscol, come back! Come back! :: raises the power to 200 joules, still no response :: Come ON, Driscol!
(22:22:14) VAdmBlackthorne: Drop from warp at a safe distance.
(22:22:17) LtJGAlexisWright: ( I'm sorry, I think I'm doing it wrong :((( )
(22:22:30) VAdmBlackthorne: He'll not escape at impulse.
(22:22:57) LtKuari: :: waits for the target to focus its attention away before pulling herself up on top of her crate for a boost and pushes off, gaining as much altitude as she can without sacrificing too much speed, then tucks in her wings to dive at the bot's canon. At the last moment she flares, hefting her rifle downward and firing point blank at its shoulder mounting ::
(22:23:26) LtJorvanTav: :: With still no response, Tav maxes out the defibrillator and presses it to Driscol's chest :: No! :: weakly :: Come on...
(22:23:38) LtJGAlexisWright: Brace for shockwave. Impact in 5... 4...
(22:23:48) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> All marines in the boarding party must react swiftly or be thrown from their feet as the blast wave overtakes them...fortunately, only the trailing edge of it. The ship is badly shaken, and given the strain it suffered in the chase, multiple minor hull breaches open up throughout the superstructure.
(22:24:16) LtJorvanTav: :: moves to the wall and activates the cortical stimulators again ::
(22:24:16) ColDougMcKnight: (Didn't see that in time. Sorry, didn't mean to interrupt the epic countdown.)
(22:24:28) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: grabs on his crate ::
(22:25:03) LtJGAlexisWright: (No problem. Small shockwave. I didn't intend to actually complete the countdown. I figured it was implied.)
(22:25:15) VAdmBlackthorne: Drop from warp and turn her into the wave.
(22:25:27) CdrHarper: :: back to impulse and turns the bow into the wave ::
(22:25:43) LtJorvanTav: :: is knocked back into the surgical bed, and rushes back to the controllers on the wall ::
(22:26:00) VAdmBlackthorne: :: rides it out in his seat ::
(22:26:03) ColDougMcKnight: :: McKnight, sadly, IS thrown off his feet, having been moving at a full run when the shockwave hit. But he manages to collect himself and open fire with all he's got at the back of the assault mech's legs. ::
(22:26:19) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: resumes fire on the opposite side of the mech from McKnight ::
(22:26:31) LtKuari: :: finds a rush of air from an unexpected direction whipping past, and she finds herself slamming into the robot's head as the shockwave rocks the ship around her midair and clutches to the metal spherical object to keep from falling ::
(22:26:48) VAdmBlackthorne: Keep us out the nebula. He's going to try to run; find him when he emerges.
(22:27:13) LtJGAlexisWright: Structural integrity fields are holding. All decks report minimal damage.
(22:27:59) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> In something simulating alarm, the assault droid registers an unexpected attack from an unexpected quarters, and brings its RPG launchers swinging up in an attempt to bludgeon Kuari into paste.
(22:28:07) LtJorvanTav: :: Cortical stimulators still not working, Tav takes the defibrillator back over to Driscol and attempts to restart her heart one final time. Amazingly, this time he gets a weak sinus rhythm, and no neurological response. ::
(22:29:45) LtKuari: :: recovers quickly and kicks conveniently at the cannon as she scrambles for purchase, then her large, motion-sensitive eyes register the incoming blunt impact and she kicks off from its metal body to avoid being crushed ::
(22:29:47) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: takes this opportunity to fire continually with his rife ::
(22:30:13) LtJorvanTav: :: applies a physiostimulator to Driscol and activates it. No response. ::
(22:31:02) LtJGAlexisWright: :: suspiciously starts monitoring a subspace disturbance emanating from somewhere in the nebula neighborhood, which is probably nothing ::
(22:31:34) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> The arm moves too swiftly for Kuari to avoid a glancing blow, which should at the least knock her out of the air...but it also results in the mech clobbering its own head. It lists for a moment, some gyros obviously knocked out of alignment...and its shields go down! Again, it only lasts for moments, but...
(22:32:23) CdrHarper: :: lurks outside of the nebula ::
(22:32:54) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> Okay! All power to impulse, and keep it up until we clear the nebula, then go to minimum emissions!
(22:33:03) ColDougMcKnight: Pilot> Impulse? What good is that-
(22:33:07) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> +McKnight+ Its shields are down!
(22:33:17) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: fires. a lot. ::
(22:33:30) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: rolls a photon grenade over there for good measure ::
(22:33:57) LtKuari: :: screams as she's dangerously jarred from her flight path, falling towards the ground with only one wing catching air that sends her spiraling into the corner formed by a stack of supply crates and comes to a painful stop ::
(22:34:31) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> :: Slaps him on the back of the head. :: There'd no drag in space, idiot! We'll keep accelerating. Not to anything rivaling warp speeds, of course, but enough to put some good distance between us. With a nebula between us, their chances of getting an instand bead on us are...what? We'll be halfway to safety first!
(22:35:20) ColDougMcKnight: :: Fires away in long, automatic burst mode...which these rifles have. Because I say so. ::
(22:35:37) ColDougMcKnight: Marines> ALL open fire on the lumbering tower of metal an high explosives!
(22:35:38) LtJGAlexisWright: :: sensors pick up the energy fluctuation as Bartanis powers up impulse engines :: Looks like he's on the move. The bad news is that I'm losing the open comm channel on the Marines.
(22:36:00) LtKuari: :: lands on her wing, the force of her impact dealing a blow to her armor, and has its strength to thank to avoid a broken spar bone ::
(22:36:23) LtJorvanTav: :: looks around Sickbay and his eyes come to rest on a hypospray next to one of the biobeds. An idea springs to mind, and he grabs a hypospray much closer to him and loads it with seratonin, turns back to Driscol and pumps it into her ::
(22:36:47) VAdmBlackthorne: Either the Marines will take control of the ship, or we'll catch him emerging from the nebula.
(22:37:51) LtJorvanTav: :: Thinking with adrenaline and desperation more than neurons now, Tav again looks around Sickbay for some sort, any sort of inspiration. Suddenly, he realizes he has a massive knowledge base right at his fingertips, up to date, and resembling human form, with hands to be able to help out as well. :: Computer, activate EMH.
(22:38:03) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> For several agaonizingly long moments, it seems as though the metal goliath will weather this storm, then re-initialize its tactical systems to take bloody vegneance on its puny organic attackers. But eventually, it starts to sag under the weight of fire, and finally goes tumbling to the deck with a loud crash.
(22:38:30) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: would cheer, if he were more inclined to those sorts of things ::
(22:38:36) LtKuari: :: looks up as her enviroment steadies around her and rights her rifle, only to see the enemy topple over ::
(22:39:00) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Oh, and a dismayingly loud, and increasingly louder electric hum also begins to emanate from the hulk. I dunno, it COULD be important.
(22:39:07) LtJGAlexisWright: :: passes sensor data directly along to Harper so she can do leet pilot shit ::
(22:39:24) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: hears that with his pointy ears, checks his readings ::
(22:39:28) LtKuari: :: twitches her ears ::
(22:39:39) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> +Marines+ Everyone get clear, it is going to explode!
(22:39:58) LtJorvanTav: EMH> Please state the nature of the medical emergency.
(22:40:00) ColDougMcKnight: Oh, for the love of...get to cover! Cover, now!
(22:40:19) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: dives behind another stack of crates ::
(22:40:19) LtKuari: :: scrambles to her feet and takes wing again, heading for the outer wall in whatever direction is most convenient ::
(22:41:07) LtJorvanTav: We were performing surgery for neurological disruption on Driscol and she flatlined. We got her heart beating and she's breathing, but no neurological activity.
(22:41:11) LtKuari: :: beats one last time to clear a crate and pulls in, dropping like a rather lightweight stone to the ground, just missing another marine hiding behind the same crate ::
(22:42:51) CdrHarper: :: watches the sensor data, alert ::
(22:42:58) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> The last of the cargo bay group gets behind something still reasonably large and intact, and then KABOOOOOOOOOOOOM! The robot goes up in a bang, which then proceeds to blow a gaping hole in the weakened hull. Can you say explosive decompression, kids?
(22:44:04) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: holds on to something as tightly as he can as the air rushes away ::
(22:45:23) LtJGAlexisWright: :: detects big boom :: Uhh, +Tav+ Sickbay, prepare for Marine casualties due to explosion and related saddy badness.
(22:45:35) LtKuari: :: is very glad to have her decompression-friendly suit, but unfortunately doesn't weigh much and is one of the first objects to go flying ::
(22:45:50) LtJorvanTav: EMH> :: walks around to Driscol's bedside and takes in her readings :: There's nothing I can do for...
(22:45:56) LtJorvanTav: Don't tell me that! We can save her! What if we...
(22:46:02) LtJorvanTav: EMH> :: turns to Tav and grips him by the upper arms :: She's gone. There's nothing you can do.
(22:46:09) LtJorvanTav: No, there has to be somet...
(22:46:14) LtJorvanTav: EMH> She's gone, Doctor.
(22:46:27) LtJGAlexisWright: +Tav+ Sickbay, acknowledge!
(22:47:43) LtKuari: :: is a bit tired of being tossed about and actually attempts to fly against the current of air, finding her wings doing very little in the quickly diminishing air pressure ::
(22:48:04) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks over at other random bridge officer :: Why do I feel like I'm talking to myself today? I actually ran a diagnostic of the comm system just to make sure it wasn't broken.
(22:48:05) LtJorvanTav: :: stands and stares into the EMH's eyes. Were he real, the EMH would be very uncomfortable at the intensity of Tav's stare. Tav and the EMH stand in the silence of Sickbay but for the hum of the biobed readings and Wright attempting to get ahold of him ::
(22:48:22) LtKuari: (( rofl! ))
(22:48:41) LtJorvanTav: (( A very emotional moment that I was creating is destoryed :P ))
(22:49:19) LtJGAlexisWright: Random bridge officer> ::shrugs at Wright::
(22:49:46) LtJGAlexisWright: (( nowai, it added to the emotional tension that you were trying so hard to save her but were faced with the reality that life and death wait for no Trill ))
(22:50:11) LtJGAlexisWright: (( sowry :( ))
(22:50:15) LtKuari: (( I dunno, I feel it heightens the tension quite well ))
(22:50:19) VAdmBlackthorne: :: hopes that explosion didn't just kill all his marines :: Track based on that.
(22:50:36) LtJorvanTav: (( I was making a funny, not complaining. ))
(22:51:39) ColDougMcKnight: :: Is unable to get a sufficiently good grip in time, and starts flying out toward the hull breach himself. Frankly by more luck than skill, however, he manages to get a boot on the deck and magnetized just in time to reach out and grab a hold of Kuari for the low, low price of his arm getting near yanked out of its socket. ::
(22:52:11) LtJGAlexisWright: +Tav+ Sickbay,.... ready or not, here they come. As soon as we get into transporter range I'll be beaming casualties to you directly. Sensors indicate explosive decompression took place. This might suck a lot. (( PUN SO INTENDED ))
(22:52:15) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: has magnetized his boots to a vertical beam that his feet were flying in the air near as he hung on ::
(22:53:00) CdrHarper: I have them based on the Doppler effect of the shockwave caused by that explosion through the nebula gases.
(22:53:09) LtJorvanTav: :: still staring at the EMH, realizes he is being called and answers very, very dryly. :: +Wright+ Acknowledged.
(22:53:10) VAdmBlackthorne: Move to intercept as they clear.
(22:53:14) CdrHarper: Aye aye.
(22:53:28) LtKuari: :: clings instinctively to all of McKnight she can reach, then realizes she's not gonna die and lowers herself to the deck to magnetize her own limb pieces ::
(22:53:29) CdrHarper: :: moves Atlantis around to wait ::
(22:54:08) LtJGAlexisWright: :: compares her data with Harper's :: Confirmed.
(22:54:46) ColDougMcKnight: :: Tries his best not to wince before he realizes the face plate hides it anyway. :: Sonuva! How much chocolate have you been eating?
(22:55:33) VAdmBlackthorne: (Five minutes!)
(22:56:32) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: clomps down the support beam and to the floor ::
(22:57:00) LtKuari: :: settles to the ground enough to mostly take off her grip from him :: Don't know if you've noticed, but I'm sort of made to catch air, and there was lots of it just now!
(22:59:34) LtJorvanTav: :: while wating for the casualties of the hull breach to be beamed in, Tav turns his gaze toward the lifeless body of Driscol lying on the surgical biobed, before finally having a couple nurses take her to the morgue. Tav turns to the rest of Sickbay :: Doctors, nurses. I need your attention. In a moment we will be beaming several casualties of an explosive decompression in here. Prepare yourselves!
(23:00:16) CdrHarper: :: has Atlantis in position, waiting for Bartanis ::
(23:00:41) LtJGAlexisWright: :: maintaining transporter lock on marines with unstable lifesigns, waiting for them to come in range ::
(23:00:59) ColDougMcKnight: Bartanis> :: Looks at his display in horror, as it dawns on him what that explosion will mean. :: We can't get away. No engines, concealment blown...escape pods? Not enough range. Trigger a reactor overload, use the marines as hostages? No, they can be beamed off now. Think, think THINK!
(23:01:08) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:01:10) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:01:14) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:01:16) LtKuari: :: less hysterically :: Thanks, by the way. Flying doesn't work very well in space. At all, actually. I wasn't looking forward to it.
(23:01:28) LtKuari: :: THEN pauses :
(23:01:35) ColDougMcKnight: ;; pauses ::
(23:01:37) LtJorvanTav: :: pauses ::
(23:02:24) LtJGAlexisWright: :: || ::
(23:03:01) VAdmBlackthorne: Epic fight, wow!
(23:03:17) LtKuari: Yay for explosive robot-fighting and decompressing cargo bays
(23:03:18) LtKuari: !
(23:03:56) LtJorvanTav: And I didn't get a chance to react to Driscol's death before I had to get ready for the next casualties.
(23:04:21) LtJGAlexisWright: I think I need a t-shirt that says "Explosive decompression sucks." I laughed so hard at my own pun, it was actually kind of sad.
(23:04:35) LtJorvanTav: That's an awesome idea. I like it
(23:04:36) LtKuari: LOL
(23:04:47) VAdmBlackthorne: Great job everyone!
(23:04:50) LtKuari: Do it in a log, Tav.
(23:05:00) ColDougMcKnight: Yeah, I've been waiting for a chance to give the marines a real life or death challenge. Well, a challenge for the core unit, I mean. I guess we have had heavy casualties in some larger scale engagements before.
(23:05:14) VAdmBlackthorne: And congratulations for Lt. Wright for winning Log the Month for January with The Lost Year of Lt. Wright!
(23:05:28) LtJGAlexisWright: Tav, I thought your emotional struggle came across really well.
(23:05:33) VAdmBlackthorne: It'll be up as soon as I update my back end to support 2012.
(23:05:35) LtKuari: Yeah, I was actually kinda scared at the start. Like uh... what the heck do we do...
(23:05:36) LtJGAlexisWright: Whoa, yay! Thanks!
(23:06:17) VAdmBlackthorne: I've seen enough decompressions in SciFi to know to grab something!
(23:06:27) LtJGAlexisWright: I think mine was the only log in January, but that doesn't detract from my pleasure!
(23:06:45) LtKuari: Corel Painter's being mean to me. It's very frustrating trying to paint with it right now. >_<
(23:06:50) VAdmBlackthorne: Better than no logs. :)
(23:07:09) LtJGAlexisWright: Part II is still in progress :/
(23:07:19) LtKuari: Sorry totally missed the commendation. Congratulations, Alexis!
(23:07:22) LtJGAlexisWright: I like your drawing!
(23:07:45) LtJorvanTav: Thank you, Wright. I've been wanting to figure out a way to give him some depth for a while... And sittinig at Ops it's kinda hard. Any character building has to be done out of work. I am really enjoying Medical.
(23:07:55) LtKuari: The drawing was all wiggly 'cause of the stupid lag!
(23:08:03) VAdmBlackthorne: Glad you are, Tav.
(23:08:11) LtJGAlexisWright: You're kickin' butt. Do you have a medical background?
(23:08:11) VAdmBlackthorne: Everyone needs to play the role they enjoy the most.
(23:08:23) LtKuari: I think your doctoring was quite fantastic ^_^
(23:08:52) LtJGAlexisWright: <-- totally learning how to be a SciOps officer from Harry Kim >>;
(23:09:17) LtJorvanTav: I have no medical background. I have read a bit on nutrition, and I watch House, understanding anything you see on TV must be taken with a grain of salt, if not a whole shaker.
(23:09:24) LtJGAlexisWright: It's Voyager Series Finale night in our house tonight!
(23:09:30) LtKuari: Rachel check PM
(23:09:34) VAdmBlackthorne: Poor Kim, never got promoted.
(23:09:36) LtJGAlexisWright: Just remember one thing, Tav: It's never lupus.
(23:09:52) LtJorvanTav: As close as it sometimes gets...
(23:09:55) VAdmBlackthorne: It's not lupus?!?
(23:10:09) LtJGAlexisWright: Except when it's lupus.
(23:10:29) LtJorvanTav: But then it has to be a Lupus cocktail or something.
(23:10:33) LtJGAlexisWright: I remember when I was a kid I thought lupus was the medical term for lycanthropy.
(23:10:55) LtKuari: hahah
(23:10:58) LtJGAlexisWright: My aunt had lupus, which made that misunderstanding a little weird.
(23:11:06) LtKuari: Yeah wow
(23:11:21) LtJorvanTav: My, Aunt Edna, what big eyes you have!
(23:11:35) LtJGAlexisWright: but it totally makes sense, right?
(23:12:29) LtJGAlexisWright: *crickets*
(23:12:32) LtJorvanTav: As long as you someday figure it out. Actually, when I first heard the term I thought it was something similar.
(23:13:11) LtJGAlexisWright: I was ten, and very proud of my understanding of like 2 words in Latin.
(23:13:31) ColDougMcKnight: Okay, I need to head out. Good sim, and good night!
(23:13:34) VAdmBlackthorne: Night
(23:13:38) LtJGAlexisWright: G'night!
(23:13:47) LtJGAlexisWright: Excellent robotting!
(23:13:52) LtJorvanTav: I have to get to work early too. Good night everyone. I am looking forward to next week
(23:14:05) VAdmBlackthorne: We might catch the bastard then. :)
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(23:14:38) LtJGAlexisWright: I too am looking forward to next week. :) Now Aaron and I are going to go watch the end of Voyager.
(23:15:04) VAdmBlackthorne: G'night, folks
(23:15:10) LtJGAlexisWright: <3 G'night, all!
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