Conversation with #ussatlantis at Wed Mar 14 21:00:23 2012 on (irc)

(21:00:23) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: It's time to act on the intel that we gained from Bartanis. We are en route to attack a major hub of Ashexana's operation. Senior staff will convene in the conference room off the bridge.
(21:00:23) mode (+o VAdmBlackthorne) by ChanServ
(21:01:27) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(21:01:28) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya folks
(21:01:33) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(21:01:33) LtCmdrBusard: Hoy all.
(21:01:41) CdrTKirr: Hey
(21:03:10) LtJGAlexisWright [] entered the room.
(21:03:19) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(21:03:29) LtJGAlexisWright: Ahoy, and such
(21:03:51) JackCahalan [] entered the room.
(21:04:31) JackCahalan left the room (quit: Client Quit).
(21:05:04) CdrTKirr: Tav and I are on Mibbit. He's making hummus. I'll tell him to come over when we start.
(21:05:57) CdrTKirr: We were hoping at first to maybe be at Wright's tonight but =P
(21:06:06) LtCmdrBusard: Oh man hummus.
(21:06:19) LtCmdrBusard: Damnit hunger! Brb, going to grab an apple.
(21:06:34) LtLedaHarper [] entered the room.
(21:06:35) LtJGAlexisWright: Sort of glad you're not here, because it's so not a good night for guests =x
(21:06:36) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(21:07:16) LtJGAlexisWright: So it worked out!
(21:07:27) LtJGAlexisWright: Next week we will attempt to par-tay.
(21:08:20) LtCmdrBusard: Back!
(21:08:38) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then, let's get going.
(21:08:49) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEET :: Attention!
(21:08:57) LtJGAlexisWright: ::AA::
(21:08:59) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(21:09:00) LtCmdrBusard: ::AA::
(21:09:30) VAdmBlackthorne: Our first order of business is to welcome our new Marine, 2LT Leda Harper! (not related to Kate)
(21:09:42) CdrHarper: :: eyes the namethief ::
(21:09:54) LtLedaHarper: ....hey.
(21:10:01) LtJGAlexisWright: Hi there.
(21:10:04) LtLedaHarper: You can't have it. I'm keeping it.
(21:10:17) LtLedaHarper: Evening all!
(21:10:37) VAdmBlackthorne: Colonel McKnight there is your department head.
(21:10:53) LtJGAlexisWright: :: helpfully points at McKnight ::
(21:10:54) LtLedaHarper: Aye sir.
(21:11:21) LtLedaHarper: Yup, that's him all right.
(21:11:42) ColDougMcKnight: Howdy.
(21:11:47) CdrTKirr: Welcome, Harper.
(21:11:59) LtCmdrBusard: Welcome!
(21:12:03) VAdmBlackthorne: She's already written a nice bio which I will eventually post on the website.
(21:12:13) ColDougMcKnight: Ah, good!
(21:12:18) LtLedaHarper: After he twisted my arm for an embarrassing six months or so....
(21:12:31) LtCmdrBusard: Noice! Incidentally, I heard you may have robotic legs?
(21:12:34) ColDougMcKnight: I heard something about cybernetic legs, I think?
(21:12:42) VAdmBlackthorne: Magic Legs, Forrest.
(21:12:55) LtLedaHarper: Yup, resident cripple, sirs.
(21:12:55) LtCmdrBusard: :: Curious engineer curious:: The things I could DO to them.
(21:13:04) LtLedaHarper: No no no no no no no. MY legs. MINE.
(21:13:13) LtKuari: :: sneaks up to Leda and sniffs ::
(21:13:24) LtJGAlexisWright: :: Curious scientist curious :: What are they made of?
(21:13:38) LtCmdrBusard: No no no. I mean the things I could do to make them BETTER for you. :-D
(21:13:48) LtCmdrBusard: How do you feel about having rocket boots?
(21:13:52) LtCmdrBusard: :-P
(21:13:59) LtLedaHarper: ...thank you, sir, no.
(21:14:03) LtCmdrBusard: Awww.
(21:14:05) LtCmdrBusard: Okay.
(21:14:27) LtCmdrBusard: :: puts away the sonic screwdriver::
(21:14:30) LtLedaHarper: ::sidles cautiously away from Kuari::
(21:14:32) LtJGAlexisWright: I'm sure I'd only need a very small sample for analysis. Very small. miniscule, really. And some biometric readings. And maybe a tissue sample. But that's it!
(21:14:33) LtLedaHarper: Perhaps another time.
(21:14:37) VAdmBlackthorne: She's a really good engineer, you know. She even knows diesel.
(21:14:46) LtCmdrBusard: I do!
(21:14:59) LtKuari: :: ducks her head and smiles shyly ::
(21:15:01) LtLedaHarper: Tell you what, sir, we'll take a look some other, quieter night.
(21:15:23) ColDougMcKnight: Well, so long as they work well enough to run on.
(21:15:25) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then, secondly, there's a new feature on the website: private posting!
(21:15:26) LtLedaHarper: Both sirs.
(21:15:34) LtCmdrBusard: Sure thing.
(21:15:40) LtLedaHarper: Wouldn't be doing what I'm doing if I couldn't swing that.
(21:15:50) LtJGAlexisWright: :: obviously assumes this extends to her as well and nods magnanimously, already thinking about something else. Ooh, ponies! ::
(21:15:52) LtKuari: Yes, very good for me, since I'm told I'm copyrighted or something.
(21:15:57) VAdmBlackthorne: For you artists that might not want to expose your pictures to webthieves, or even something you might want only the crew to read that you've written, it's there!
(21:16:11) VAdmBlackthorne: All you have to do is select visibility: private when you post and only logged in members will be able to see them.
(21:16:14) LtLedaHarper: I'm now in the list, too, since the VA there is thorough.
(21:16:30) VAdmBlackthorne: Thus, it's important that you remember to stay logged in or you might miss something.
(21:16:50) LtJGAlexisWright: What was that you said about ponies?
(21:17:26) VAdmBlackthorne: Check the keep me logged in box when you log in from computers you own and it'll be easier.
(21:18:06) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright then, let's get started.
(21:19:35) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Tonight we are assaulting a major hub of Ashexana's operation. Atlantis and the new Prometheus-class USS Endeavour are taking care of the capital ships in orbit, while our Marines have landed with air support from the Sharks to deal with some armor in their way.
(21:19:58) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(21:20:08) LtKuari: Am I on the away mish?
(21:20:25) VAdmBlackthorne: That's up to the Colonel.
(21:20:34) LtKuari: Yeah.
(21:21:03) ColDougMcKnight: One small point, if I may. I don't believe the marines are actually on the ground yet. Since we're assaulting a fixed fortification, I've got something different in mind for that.
(21:21:18) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, that's all yours.
(21:21:29) ColDougMcKnight: And this being a big ground assault, I see no reason why every marines actually played wouldn't be there.
(21:21:40) ColDougMcKnight: *marine
(21:21:48) LtKuari: Understood.
(21:21:53) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> Mm.
(21:22:15) CdrTKirr: That will do, then.
(21:22:32) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then, here we goooooooooooo
(21:22:33) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:22:34) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:22:35) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:22:46) CdrHarper: :: screaming down toward the surface in the Boudica ::
(21:23:17) VAdmBlackthorne: :: at the Atlantis's helm, maneuvering through the scrum of pirate ships and Endeavour's three parts ::
(21:23:49) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> With the ships engaging the orbital defenders and the fighters leading the way in the air, the shuttlebay doors open, and four modified Argo Class shuttles begin their descent.
(21:24:08) CdrTKirr: :: at Tactical, busily preparing for battle ::
(21:24:14) LtJGAlexisWright: :: continues to watch the battle unfold on sensors and manually managing power to Atlantis' section shields to minimize disruption from enemy fire ::
(21:24:37) DrTav [] entered the room.
(21:25:09) LtCmdrBusard: :: Checking in with her on site teams from one of the shuttles::
(21:25:40) LtCmdrBusard: (Oops, scratch the shuttle bit. Had to clarify)
(21:25:52) VAdmBlackthorne: :: thinking his maneuvers to T'Kirr way faster than he could say them, sets Atlantis up for a firing solution ::
(21:26:06) CdrHarper: :: hits thick atmo and shallows her dive ::
(21:26:31) ColDougMcKnight: :: Waiting with his group in transporter room. :: Give it a minute! We'll get the green light when we have the LZ secured!
(21:26:52) DrTav left the room (quit: Client Quit).
(21:27:31) DrTav [] entered the room.
(21:27:44) LtJGAlexisWright: :: has an active lock on the LZ and is ready to activate transporters on McKnight's command ::
(21:27:48) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Sharks, Firefly. Attack zone ahead, primary targets are the armor that will impede our Marines!
(21:29:19) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: checks his rifle one more time, then his armor ::
(21:29:20) LtKuari: :: gets the last few straps of her suit fastened and wiggles around, making sure of its fit ::
(21:30:52) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> The shuttles follow in behind in tight formation, ready for evasive maneuvers, but maintaining a tight formation, all power to forward shields.
(21:31:01) CdrHarper: :: breaks through the cloud cover above the targets and fires a microquantum at some sort of tank ::
(21:31:08) LtLedaHarper: :: New to the group, Harper is a just-slightly-uncomfortable presence in the knot of Marines, though she hasn't bothered to check either armor or rifle. Those are already done. She watches the transporter, and the Colonel, warily. ::
(21:32:24) CdrHarper: :: starts to have to dodge return AA fire ::
(21:32:52) DrTav: :: scurries around Sickbay, preparing to play support for the battle. Once assured that both levels of Sickbay are ready for whatever may come, Tav takes a moment to go over some recent notes Dr. Carre has sent to make sure things run smoothly during her leave of absence.
(21:32:54) VAdmBlackthorne: :: brings Atlantis around hard to coordinate with the split Endeavour ::
(21:34:32) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis takes some concentrated fire from the pirate flotilla.
(21:35:09) LtJGAlexisWright: :: tries to compensate with inertial dampeners, but as the ship takes fire, slams all available power to shields ::
(21:35:47) CdrTKirr: :: takes new readings as Atlantis comes about and waits for it, watching the fray on sensors ::
(21:36:13) VAdmBlackthorne: :: presents T'Kirr a nice opening on one of the ship's flanks ::
(21:36:13) LtJGAlexisWright: Shields at 85% and holding.
(21:36:15) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> As the Sharks take the first incoming fire, the shuttles add their phasers to the fighters' firepower briefly before landing, also in tight formation. Four shuttles form a line, and open their rear hatches, disgorging four armed light ground craft. This leaves the shuttle space free for incoming transports.
(21:36:27) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: flies alongside her fellow Sharks, acknowledging Firefly's update and prepares to engage ::
(21:36:50) CdrHarper: :: levels out, still twisting and rolling as she fires another MQ at a tankish thing ::
(21:36:54) ColDougMcKnight: :: Grins at the aforementioned green light, signaling that their fortified staging area is ready. :: Move, move!
(21:37:03) CdrTKirr: :: takes advantage of said opening and pummels the enemy with a strategized mix of phasers and torps ::
(21:37:16) ColDougMcKnight: :: Gets on the comm. :: All transporters, engage when ready!
(21:37:45) LtCmdrBusard: You heard the man, people! :: Has her engineering teams on transporters, and takes her position on one, phaser in hand::
(21:38:12) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: waits for it ::
(21:38:13) LtJGAlexisWright: +McKnight+ Aye, Sir, stand by for transport. :: initiates transport of all teams to assigned shuttles ::
(21:39:07) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Marines begin materializing on the shuttles, shielded from incoming fire, and then move out, forming up behind the shuttles to make room for the next groups.
(21:39:10) LtKuari: :: rushes to the TP with another group of marines, finding the first shimmering away and takes her place among the others on the pad for the next transport ::
(21:39:22) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> ::: shimmers into the shuttle and forms up ::
(21:39:48) LtJGAlexisWright: :: continues to transport Marines in batches as soon as they notify her that they're on the pad ::
(21:40:47) LtKuari: :: appears inside a shuttle with her group, orients herself efficiently, then begins hustling out of the shuttle ::
(21:41:37) VAdmBlackthorne: :: ends up surrounded by three segments of the Endeavour, wonders if Captain Ha'taar is having fun yet ::
(21:42:04) LtJGAlexisWright: :: once ground troop transports are complete, maintains a lock on personnel and frees up power back to shields and weapons with a nod to T'Kirr ::
(21:42:12) LtLedaHarper: :: Harper drops in with the rest, fingertips tapping absent rhythm on the underside of the stock, at ready two steps back of Kuari. She shifts into a ground-eating trot once there's space to move. ::
(21:42:50) CdrTKirr: :: checks on their Marines' status from Wright's info feed and updates the timing calculations of their assault in her head ::
(21:43:01) CptPhaydeHataar [] entered the room.
(21:43:46) ColDougMcKnight: :: On the ground now, McKnight waves the ground craft forward around the sides, so that can direct their phaser cannons against the remaining tanks, already bombarding the shuttles. Fortunately, one of their mission specific modifications is multiple independent shield generators, allowing them to maintain a forward shield while dropping the rear one for
(21:43:47) CdrTKirr: :: takes Wright's cue and nods back in appreciation, feeding the shields efficiently to where they need to be in preparation for incoming fire ::
(21:43:48) VAdmBlackthorne: :: coordinating with three other helms instead of just one, they launch into a coordinated assault on the pirate ship that got hit in the flank moments ago ::
(21:43:49) ColDougMcKnight: beam in. ::
(21:44:29) ColDougMcKnight: Move out! Heavy weapons first! We don't stop until we're past the screen door on the submarine!
(21:44:39) LtCmdrBusard: :: Stands on the Alpha Battle Deck of the Endeavour, coordinating the ship sections as they constantly shift formation.::
(21:45:29) LtCmdrBusard: (Oops, ^Ha'taar)
(21:45:56) LtJGAlexisWright: :: scanning damage and casualty reports as they come in, but so far all reports are minor ::
(21:46:24) ColDougMcKnight: :: As per his own orders, takes off at a run, having traded his usual rifle for a shoulder slung, two handed assault cannon. It's a bitch to carry at a full run, sure, but he's not getting caught with his pants down by a war mech two missions in a row! ::
(21:46:24) CptPhaydeHataar: :: Maintains a steely gaze at the pirate flotilla:: Focus fire on the weakened ship. ::Grins darkly:: Tear her apart.
(21:46:51) LtJGAlexisWright: (( :: snerk :: ))
(21:47:02) LtCmdrBusard: (And he TOTALLY hasn't been playing lots of TOR)
(21:47:11) VAdmBlackthorne: :: positions Atlantis to join in the assault on the weakened ships ::
(21:47:26) CdrHarper: ::: finds a clear firing lane against another tank and fires ::
(21:47:55) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: runs with the rest of the riflemen behind McKnight's heavies, head swiveling :
(21:48:14) CdrHarper: :: flies low directly over the Marines ::
(21:49:18) CdrHarper: :: targets an AA installation with a smart bomb and lets it fly ::
(21:49:25) DrTav: :: gets up from the desk and walks over to a terminal to watch the casualty reports for anything that might need his help ::
(21:50:29) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis rocks again from a wave of fire.
(21:50:43) ColDougMcKnight: :: Curses as a trio of marines are sent flying by a phaser cannon blast from the tank Harper just hit. :: Shit! That one's not quite dead yet! All heavies, focus fire there!
(21:50:58) LtCmdrBusard: :: Activates her personal shield, though she is wearing an armored suit at this point, and directs a group of three engineers around the side of a shuttles:: +McKnight+ McKnight, we're going to set up shield batteries ten feet ahead. Requesting cover fire.
(21:51:39) LtJGAlexisWright: Minor damage reported on Deck 7. Shields at 74%.
(21:52:21) CdrHarper: :: comes back around for another pass, now with less AA fire to dodge ::
(21:52:47) ColDougMcKnight: :: Lets fly a stream of high energy phaser bolts, similar to what the rifles fire, but stronger and in such rapid succession it's more like a weaponized firehose. :: Syvek! Take a squad, and cover Busard's team!
(21:52:59) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> Harper, Kuari, with me!
(21:52:59) LtCmdrBusard: :: As she speaks, she removes three little bots with three not so little explosives from pouches and sets them on the ground. These seem much simpler than Rubix and Cubit:: Unit directive: Attack enemy tanks. Do not detonate until within damage zone. Activate.
(21:53:17) VAdmBlackthorne: :: moves up spraying suppressive fire ahead of Busard ::
(21:53:22) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek ^
(21:53:55) CdrHarper: :: swoops back through and lets another MQ fly toward a tank ::
(21:54:16) VAdmBlackthorne: +Ha'taar
(21:54:23) VAdmBlackthorne: + Continue the assault on that ship!
(21:54:27) LtLedaHarper: Aye, sir! :: Harper detaches, rifle cradled, finding position two steps back and left of Syvek and leveling fire to match. She ducks twice, eyes narrow, unscathed. ::
(21:54:34) LtKuari: :: stops firing as Syvek calls her and lopes after him on inverted legs ::
(21:55:11) ColDougMcKnight: +All points+ Armor units! Move forward, and concentrate fire on the entryway! Any reinforcements poke their heads out, I want them dead!
(21:55:12) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: gestures Kuari to his right and Harper to his left ::
(21:55:40) CdrHarper: :: screams by again over the Marines, bombing another AA turret ::
(21:55:44) LtCmdrBusard: +Engineers on Ground+ Alright boys, activate your boombots to target the tanks, and get going to the front! :: Runs as soon as she sees suppressive fire, and begins setting up shield stations::
(21:55:49) LtKuari: :: nods and takes right ::
(21:57:00) LtCmdrBusard: ACTION> Several Boombots (tm :-P) start making their way speedily toward enemy tanks from each engineer team.
(21:57:16) VAdmBlackthorne: (Why do I picture them as Bob-ombs?) :D
(21:57:19) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Between Harper's initial strike and the sheer volume of infantry heavy weapons, the tank is soon shieldless and burning. He orders everyone to hold fire as he sees the crew scrambling out, hands raised beseechingly skyward.
(21:57:29) LtCmdrBusard: (Because that's awesome)
(21:57:44) LtJGAlexisWright: (I'm glad it wasn't just me)
(21:57:56) ColDougMcKnight: Third squad, secure those prisoners! Everybody else, move the line forward!
(21:58:10) LtKuari: :: coordinates a tight spread of torpedoes with Atlantis' movements, hitting the pirate ship in the weakened hull ::
(21:58:25) LtKuari: (^~T'Kirr)
(21:58:40) CptPhaydeHataar: +Blackthorne+ With pleasure, sir. +Beta and Gamma Sections+ Maintain barrage on target.
(21:58:53) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The weakened pirate ship finally explodes, but we take another withering volley to our shields. A few systems overload in various places aboard ship, injuring several.
(22:00:50) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> :: Manages to roll aside in time to avoid a computer guided disruptor cannon blast. :: Oh, no. Not while I'm in a rental, you don't.
(22:01:24) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> :: Maneuvers into position, and answers with a pair of microquantums. :: And...there's a big ole fuck you.
(22:01:33) CdrTKirr: :: concentrates on their shields between assault passes, leaving the casualty reports for Wright :: Shields at sixty percent.
(22:01:44) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Compensating much, Chaka?
(22:02:08) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Left in charge of engineering:: And there goes junction 4 Beta. Damage control to deck 7! Re-route through 7 Gamma!
(22:03:10) VAdmBlackthorne: She'll be fine. +Ha'taar+ New primary target bearing two six four mark fifteen!
(22:03:53) LtJGAlexisWright: :: in the absence of Commander Busard, dispatches engineering teams on standby to repair the blown power coupling and reroutes power where possible :: Teams are en route to repair damaged power couplings, one serious injury site to site transport to sickbay, relaying request to dispatch medical teams to the Doctor now.
(22:03:59) VAdmBlackthorne: :: watching the smaller Endeavour-shards fly about, Atlantis actually feels sluggish in comparison ::
(22:04:10) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> ::Scowls as he strafes a tank with phaser blasts, careful to avoid friendlies. :: +Sharks+ Isn't this where the CAG's supposed to say "Cut the chatter!"?
(22:04:48) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ I am sure I am supposed to :: BOOM :: say that, but it was my chatter.
(22:05:12) LtJGAlexisWright: :: inadvertently stomps all over Quinn's toes, apparently ::
(22:05:35) VAdmBlackthorne: :: brings Atlantis about to the new target, glad that at least he's not flying a big ol' Galaxy-class ::
(22:07:38) DrTav: :: watches the casualty report coming in, and awaits the arrival of two of the injuries. Unfortunately, they are pretty major. Fortunately, both will be quick fixes. So Tav sets himself up between two Biobeds and as he arrives, the first is carried in over two crewmans' shoulders. :: Gentlemen, what's he got?
(22:08:04) DrTav: Crewman Fint> Punctured left lung and a broken leg.
(22:08:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: advances with the line, glad for those shield generators ::
(22:08:26) ColDougMcKnight: :: Satisfied by now that the armor is neutralized to the point where their own vehicle support can handle it with the Sharks' help, decides it's time to move on to the facility itself. :: +Sharks+ Sharks, this is McKnight. If you've saved any, I could use a torpedo through their front door.
(22:08:28) DrTav: Alright. Lay him here. :: points to the biobed to his right ::
(22:08:38) LtJGAlexisWright: :: while mentally berating herself for being stupid about screwing up, happens to glance at long-range sensors and forgets everything else :: Sir, long-range sensors... I'm picking up what looks like a very large fleet of ships approaching on long range sensors. I'm attempting to clarify my readings... ::
(22:08:44) CdrHarper: +McKnight+ I can do that, Colonel.
(22:08:49) LtJGAlexisWright: (subtract that :: at the end)
(22:09:03) CdrHarper: :: climbs up and loops around, then dives, taking a bead right on the front door ::
(22:09:19) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Keep that AA off me!
(22:09:33) ColDougMcKnight: :: Looks back and screams. :: Air strike incoming! Hit the deck!
(22:09:38) VAdmBlackthorne: How many and how long?
(22:09:59) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> Get down! :: falls ::
(22:11:05) DrTav: :: grabs his subdermal regenerator and sets it to the proper settings for a lung, while waiting for the biobed to take a few scans so he can know the extent of what he is up against. Once it does, he turns up the power on the regenerator, lines himself up with Crewman Jern's lung and the puncture wound, has a quick look and gets to work ::
(22:11:22) LtLedaHarper: :: Bad angle. Harper cranes her neck even as she's diving for the dirt, hitting on one shoulder, rolling to her back with knees up to protect her vitals, snapping off shots into the belly of the bombardier. ::
(22:11:27) LtJGAlexisWright: :: clears her throat and repeats, louder this time to cut over the battle chatter :: Maybe a little more than an hour, and... sir, either my sensors are suddenly malfunctioning or there are so many ships that I can't get an accurate count from this far out. But I can tell you that it's a lot.
(22:11:28) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> :: Dives in the way to grab the attention of a couple ground launches torpedoes. ::
(22:11:47) LtLedaHarper: (ffh)
(22:11:52) CdrHarper: :: fires a microquantum, which barges on through the door without knocking ::
(22:12:03) LtLedaHarper: (Never mind, I'm getting too lost in the sheer quantity of people here. Ignore meh.)
(22:12:20) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ Atlantis to McKnight!
(22:12:22) ColDougMcKnight: (It's cool.)
(22:12:47) CdrHarper: +McKnight+ The door is open, Colonel.
(22:13:12) ColDougMcKnight: :: Gets showered with flying dirt, but if that's the worst thing to happen to him today, he'll be damn pleased. Getting the unexpected call, however, he puts up ahand, signaling the marine line to halt a moment. ::
(22:13:19) ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ Sir?
(22:13:49) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ We're about to have an entire fleet worth of company up here. You have maybe an hour at most.
(22:14:45) ColDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne_ In that case, by your leave I'll be getting off the phone now, sir!
(22:14:54) DrTav: :: quickly realizes from the sputum now oozing out of Jern's sucking chest wound that it's going to take more than regenerators, so he thrusts his right finger into the wound to feel around, and realizes that Jern is missing a lobe. Tav removes his finger, puts down the regenerator and grabs the biological replicator ::
(22:15:26) VAdmBlackthorne: +McKnight+ Go!
(22:17:14) LtKuari: :: doesn't bother shaking off the dust and assesses the blast from her low position ::
(22:17:51) CdrTKirr: Ash> +Sharks+ Nice shot, Firefly.
(22:18:22) ColDougMcKnight: Okay! We're apparently in a big damn hurry! Inside! I'll take point! First squad in behind me, grenades at the ready!
(22:18:28) CdrTKirr: :: momentarily catches Blackthorne's eyes as McKnight cuts the comm ::
(22:19:05) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ Thanks. Now let us clean up this mess while our people are inside.
(22:19:19) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: follows along ::
(22:19:22) LtCmdrBusard: ACTION> At that moment, the Boombots find their targets, attach to the tanks, and detonate. There are several large booms, and several less tanks.
(22:19:58) VAdmBlackthorne: +Ha'taar+ We have a fleet inbound on long-range sensors.
(22:20:00) LtKuari: :: jaunts towards the blasted entrance, rifle ready to raise at a moment's notice ::
(22:20:34) LtLedaHarper: :: Harper scrambles to her feet, stretches out her legs, and lopes along in a big damn hurry amid the general scrum of the squad. ::
(22:20:46) ColDougMcKnight: Someone coordinate with Atlantis! We need the quickest way to that shield generator. We may not have time to complete out original objective, but I'll be damned if I leave this place intact for these bastards to just move back in once we're gone!
(22:21:21) CptPhaydeHataar: :: Her ship's sensors confirm the approach of the fleet:: +Atlantis+ Acknowledged, sir. What is our plan of action?
(22:22:04) VAdmBlackthorne: +Ha'taar+ Destroy these remaining ships, collect our people, and conduct a strategic retreat.
(22:22:06) ColDougMcKnight: :: Eyes snap forward as his suit's HUD display alerts him to a rush of incoming pirate security forces. He waits until the first few round the corner before he unloads with the assault cannon, damn near cutting one pirate in half before the rest scramble back for cover. :: And this is what we call grenade time!
(22:22:47) LtLedaHarper: (I can see he's going to be fun to work with.)
(22:23:23) LtJGAlexisWright: :: watching the unfolding ground battle on short-range sensors, because that's where the interesting stuff is now ::
(22:23:28) LtCmdrBusard: :: Follows McKnight, noting her remaining two bots, and comms Wright:: +Wright+ Busard to Lt. Wright. I'm gonna need some help with coordination here. Can you get me the quickest way to the internal shield generator?
(22:24:00) LtKuari: :: raises up high above a fellow marine's head, lining up the corner in her sights, standing by to add her fire if a gap presents itself ::
(22:24:33) ColDougMcKnight: (Yay!)
(22:24:52) LtJGAlexisWright: :: startles back to reality at the sound of her name :: +Busard+ Aye, sir. From your current location? Or one of the other squads?
(22:25:12) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ From the front-running squad.
(22:25:20) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: hefts a grenade around the corner, along with several other Marines ::
(22:26:03) CdrHarper: :: takes down another AA tower to make it easier on them ::
(22:26:33) CdrTKirr: (( Aw what'd those marines ever do to you? ))
(22:26:58) ColDougMcKnight: :: Courtesy of onboard sensors that can track life signs and position, and a computerized display that renders that in the form of human shaped images, he notes the pirates who survived that volley retreating to find a more defensible spot. :: Good! Forward!
(22:27:14) LtCmdrBusard: ( the closest? :-()
(22:27:14) LtLedaHarper: (We're redshirts, sir, flying through the air is part of the job.)
(22:27:44) ColDougMcKnight: (Shhh. We wear black armor in hopes that nobody will notice that.)
(22:27:48) LtKuari: :: moves ahead, attempting to keep her tail from fouling the legs of the marines behind her ::
(22:27:58) LtCmdrBusard: (...Crap I'm marrying a redshirt.)
(22:29:27) VAdmBlackthorne: :: brings Atlantis around with the Endeavours for another sustained attack on the new primary target ::
(22:29:30) LtJGAlexisWright: :: takes a very close look at the location of the front-running squad, the target, and the area in between :: +Busard+ Okay, I have some preliminary data but I'm going to need some confirmation from the boots on the ground. I'm reading some strong energy signatures on the most direct route, so I suspect there may be force fields or something else nasty.
(22:29:50) ColDougMcKnight: (They can bring a shield generator down the procession way with them.)
(22:30:36) LtCmdrBusard: (Dear Lord it better go with Percy's dress)
(22:31:24) CdrTKirr: :: lines up her sights with the attack approach and readies weapons ::
(22:32:33) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ Sure thing. I'm sending you visuals with what layout we know. And once we have the shields down I'll need a recommendation of where to place explosives for the highest destructive effect.
(22:32:54) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The other ship manages to get in behind us and light our aft shields up! Many random things explode!
(22:33:18) CdrHarper: :: zeroes in on one of the few remaining tanks and lets another MQ fly ::
(22:33:22) LtCmdrBusard: +McKnight+ Sir, Wright's picking up readings of strong energy signatures ahead. Might be forcefields, might be something else.
(22:34:04) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> So, maybe a slight problem. That more defensible position the pirates were looking for? They find it in the form of a heavy disruptor emplacement commanding the approach to the shield generator. And said emplacement has a blast shield covering most of it. The kind you build to protect against grenades.
(22:34:37) ColDougMcKnight: :: Ducks behind the corner as said disruptor emplacement starts chewing up the nearest wall. :: Going with something else!
(22:35:00) CptPhaydeHataar: +Atlantis+ Endeavour to Atlantis, we are moving to defend your position. What is your status?
(22:35:21) LtJGAlexisWright: +Busard+ Stand by for trAAGH! ::cuts off the transmission as she stumbles while Atlantis is rocked by surprise buttsex ::
(22:35:32) CptPhaydeHataar: :: Directs her ship components to attack the offending ship behind Atlantis and get between them.::
(22:35:41) LtCmdrBusard: (LMAO)
(22:35:51) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Scowls as a console explodes somewhere off behind him. :: Okay, that does it. Next refit, I'm going to recommend they remove the plastique from those things.
(22:36:12) CdrTKirr: :: immediately responds in defense and is about to feed additional power to aft shields, but it's too late anyway and abandons the attempt as Blackthorne begins to turn said shields away from our attacker, firing back rear quantums before they move out of range ::
(22:36:14) VAdmBlackthorne: +Ha'taar+ We're alright, get on that target!
(22:36:48) VAdmBlackthorne: :: loops Atlantis like she's a really big fighter ::
(22:38:00) VAdmBlackthorne: :: can actually hear the inertial dampeners cry ::
(22:38:05) LtCmdrBusard: That not good. Uh, sir? :: Holds out one of her two remaining bots:: If we can distract them long enough, this might be able to get behind them.
(22:38:16) CdrTKirr: :: switches to phasers as the arc lines up a sustained blast at the pirate ship's weakest shield ::
(22:38:22) LtJGAlexisWright: :: regains her feet and some of her composure, frantically trying to compensate with inertial dampeners as the Admiral swings Atlantis like she was a much smaller bird, trying to keep half the crew from barfing and the other half from passing out ::
(22:38:45) CdrTKirr: (rofl Wright )
(22:38:46) CptPhaydeHataar: +Atlantis+ Acknowledged. Tactical, return fire to target.
(22:39:25) LtJGAlexisWright: (I'm amusing the hell out of myself XD)
(22:39:35) VAdmBlackthorne: :: drops in behind their attacker ::
(22:39:36) ColDougMcKnight: :: Unstraps his assault cannon and slides it along the floor so it can poke out around the corner to start whittling away at the disruptor emplacement. :: This should be distracting! Everyone with some corner space, start firing!
(22:39:57) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: leans out a little and starts firing ::
(22:40:18) CdrHarper: +Sharks+ I read no remaining tanks. Finish off those AA turrets!
(22:40:32) CdrHarper: :: rolls upside-down so she can survey the flaming destruction beneath them ::
(22:40:32) CdrTKirr: :: grips Tactical :: Aft shields have failed. Others at eighty-five, fifty, and twenty-five percent.
(22:40:38) ColDougMcKnight: (I figure all the fancy marine gear includes some sort of gun camera hooked up with the helmet display, so you can find your target without sticking your head out.)
(22:41:17) VAdmBlackthorne: :: that's how little he leaned out :
(22:41:19) LtCmdrBusard: :: Enters the correct commands and sends her bot off as soon as firing begins::
(22:41:20) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek^
(22:42:03) LtJGAlexisWright: +Busard+ Sorry, we're having a little excitement up here. Ah... what was I saying. Stand by for transmission. I'm sending two potential routes to your PADD - one is short but again probably has force fields or other nasty surprises, the other looks slightly safer but will take at least twice as long to traverse.
(22:42:59) CdrHarper: :: has two smart bombs remaining in stores, and sends one toward a lone turret as she rolls back right-side up ::
(22:43:37) CdrTKirr: :: having drawn the most power possible to forward and ventral shielding, takes the offensive and opens a full assault on the pirate vessel, Atlantis taking return fire to her strongest shields as they pass ::
(22:43:37) LtLedaHarper: :: Harper drops to one knee, helmet edging out the least bit, snapping off a couple of shots downrange before unloading a simple barrage of 'distraction.' She tilts out for a fleeting nanosecond to chip at the edge of the blastshield, scoring a clean hit or two but accomplishing little. ::
(22:43:55) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ Thank you, receiving transmission. Hope there isn't too much more excitement. ::She says with the sounds of rifle and cannon fire in the background::
(22:44:50) VAdmBlackthorne: :: as they pass by their surprise attacker, who has turned around to try to stay with them, Endeavour's target comes into view and Atlantis speeds toward ::
(22:45:47) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> By the time the bot gets into position and detonates, the return fire from the disruptor emplacement has chewed up most of the marines' weapons to charred, twisted uselessness, sadly including McKnight's new toy, but both do their job, and with a resounding boom, the dirsuptor goes dead.
(22:45:50) CdrTKirr: (( I sorta took the comp from Tav o.O))
(22:46:55) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: tosses away the ruined rifle and pulls his sidearm ::
(22:47:01) ColDougMcKnight: :: Looks down at his half a cannon, dismayed. :: Aw, crap. Well, that was fun while it lasted.
(22:47:16) LtJGAlexisWright: +Busard+ :: smirking :: Oh, you know. Another day at the office. Let me know what path you decide to take, or if you decide to take both of them, and I can transmit some coordinates to the Sharks that should lower your number of unfriendlies.
(22:47:36) ColDougMcKnight: :: Draws his phase pistol and leads the way around the corner. :: Okay, Percy! What's next?
(22:48:04) LtKuari: :: having thrown her rifle towards the far wall, falls back to allow the few marines with range weapons to take over, telling herself she'll have her chance when it comes to closer combat ::
(22:48:20) LtCmdrBusard: We have two possible routes. One is long and safe and the other is short and might have another one of these things. Choice?
(22:48:48) LtKuari: :: or rather, follows along as they move ahead! ::
(22:49:15) ColDougMcKnight: We didn't slug it out with that thing just to turn around, and we're running ever shorter on time. Short.
(22:50:20) LtCmdrBusard: Yes, sir. :: consults her PADD and indicates the route they need to take:: +Wright+ We're taking the short path.
(22:51:48) CdrHarper: :: drops her remaining smart bomb on an AA turret ::
(22:52:21) CdrTKirr: :: cycles Atlantis' phasers through as forward torps reload, then letting them fly in another tight spread ::
(22:52:59) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The second ship explodes under withering fire from the Endeavours and Atlantis.
(22:53:04) LtJGAlexisWright: +Busard+ Acknowledged. Stay safe. I'll start looking for the most effective way to blow that thing up, should have an answer by the time you get there. +KHarper+ Wright to Commander Harper. Marines are going to be approaching the target from the SSW. I'm transmitting the path to you now, in case the Sharks want to focus fire on their route.
(22:53:47) ColDougMcKnight: (Pretty sure the Sharks can't help us now, unfortunately. We're inside the facility, and under the shield.)
(22:54:13) LtJGAlexisWright: (But the Sharks can do anything :( )
(22:54:19) VAdmBlackthorne: +Ha'taar+ Two ships left, primary target is on our stern, starboard side!
(22:54:26) CdrHarper: (If only!)
(22:55:34) VAdmBlackthorne: (Scratch that, one ship is left, forgot about the one we caught pantsless last week)
(22:55:37) LtJGAlexisWright: (So scratch that last part, I was confused. And wrong.)
(22:55:42) VAdmBlackthorne: Five minute warning!
(22:56:18) CdrHarper: :: rolls upside down again for a better view :: +Sharks+ All targets are down.
(22:56:23) CdrHarper: :: sees nothing but burning ::
(22:57:11) ColDougMcKnight: :: Checks his chrono:: +Shuttles+ Pilots, recall your vehicles, and return to Atlantis. One way or another, we'll be going back up directly.
(22:57:27) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: surveys the damage from her cockpit :: +Sharks+ A beautiful scene.
(22:58:00) LtJGAlexisWright: So... now that the enemy fleet is a little closer, I can indeed confirm that we are talking about a LOT of ships.
(22:58:12) CptPhaydeHataar: +Atlantis+ Yes, sir. Approach new established target and fire when ready.
(22:58:23) VAdmBlackthorne: :: brings Atlantis about with the Endeavours so her foward strong shields face the lone pirate ship ::
(22:58:42) VAdmBlackthorne: We'll be leaving before they get here, Lt.
(22:59:14) CdrTKirr: :: adds Atlantis' remaining weapons power on the remaining pirate ship, focusing on the target when weapons come up ::
(22:59:42) CdrHarper: :: notes shuttles starting to take off :: +Sharks+ Form up and escort the shuttles in.
(22:59:49) LtJGAlexisWright: :: pushes as much power as she can to weapons for T'Kirr ::
(23:00:02) CdrHarper: :: flips back over and flies toward the armorboxes ::
(23:00:06) ColDougMcKnight: Shield generator should be coming up now. Keep an eye on your HUDs.
(23:00:17) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> That ship hits us with a strong forward volley.
(23:00:37) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: mutters to herself as she heads towards their shuttlecraft :: With pleasure.
(23:00:47) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> ... but then its weapons fail under the combined fire of four ships.
(23:00:54) LtJGAlexisWright: ("Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.")
(23:01:03) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> And then the rest of it fails in a nice BOOM.
(23:01:10) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:01:12) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:01:13) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:01:15) ColDougMcKnight: (Nice.0
(23:01:16) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(23:01:22) ColDougMcKnight: :: paused ::
(23:01:28) LtCmdrBusard: :: Pauses, and high-fives Wright for the reference::
(23:01:34) LtJGAlexisWright: ::||:: I love it when we end with fireworks!
(23:01:38) LtJGAlexisWright: :D
(23:01:39) VAdmBlackthorne: Nicely done, folks!
(23:01:52) VAdmBlackthorne: And a nice first sim, Leda!
(23:02:05) LtKuari left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(23:02:13) DrTav left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(23:02:14) LtLedaHarper: Oh shut up, Admiral. :P
(23:02:26) LtJGAlexisWright: Sorry for my arpee fails, I promise I'm trying to get better
(23:02:33) CdrTKirr: Hey he's right, nice simming there. ^_~
(23:02:45) LtJGAlexisWright: Yes, I concur Leda :)
(23:02:50) LtLedaHarper: Can't tell you to shut up yet, Commander, I don't know you well enough :)
(23:02:57) CdrTKirr: Hah
(23:03:01) LtCmdrBusard: It's cool! Trial and error is a good way to learn.
(23:03:02) VAdmBlackthorne: She knows me well enough to tell me to shut up.
(23:03:09) VAdmBlackthorne: And you're improving nicely, Wright.
(23:03:10) LtCmdrBusard: Also, good RP beginning Leda.
(23:03:43) CdrTKirr: Not sure if you knew, but I was playing Kuari, too, as was obvious if you saw my wrong-tab moment.
(23:04:06) LtLedaHarper: Blackthorne has filled me in on most of the multiroles. Hopefully I can keep track.
(23:04:48) LtLedaHarper: And, having skimmed the Wordpress site, I now have a rough idea of what the hell Kuari IS, which is nice....
(23:05:04) LtJGAlexisWright: You have supplanted me as the new kid, so thanks for that. ;)
(23:05:11) VAdmBlackthorne: n00b
(23:05:22) LtLedaHarper: ....yaygome!
(23:05:35) LtLedaHarper: My pleasure to serve as your ablative armor, Wright.
(23:05:45) CdrTKirr: Hah, thanks.
(23:06:49) LtJGAlexisWright: I like to think I have a good vocabulary, but I had to look up ablative. I BET YEW HAVE COLLIGE LERNINS
(23:06:59) LtLedaHarper: nowai
(23:07:14) CdrTKirr: Well I've got to get back to Tav and other family, so I'll see you all next week, hopefully from Wright's place or something, whatever we decide to do. =P
(23:07:21) LtLedaHarper: Good night!
(23:07:21) VAdmBlackthorne: Cool!
(23:07:34) LtJGAlexisWright: Yes, that'd be fun, I'll order us some awesome pizza :D
(23:08:19) LtJGAlexisWright: (Man, I'm sooo hungry)
(23:08:43) CdrTKirr: Looking forward to it. ^_~
(23:08:53) LtJGAlexisWright: I just pretended we were still busy so I didn't have to go with Aaron to go get us some dinner. Am I a bad person? Should I feel bad about this?
(23:09:24) LtLedaHarper: You should totally feel bad about this, but don't admit it.
(23:09:36) LtJGAlexisWright: That's what I was probably going to do anyway!
(23:09:37) CdrTKirr left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(23:09:42) LtJGAlexisWright: I like you. ^_^ <3
(23:09:56) LtCmdrBusard: Or! ACT like you feel really bad, and then really not.
(23:10:11) LtCmdrBusard: Although that's only if you're PMSing :-P
(23:10:16) LtLedaHarper: It is OKAY to not have to go out for the dinner-picking-upping now and then.
(23:10:54) LtJGAlexisWright: And we've already put way too much money into this wedding for him to break up with me now, so I'll probably get away with it even ;)
(23:11:04) LtLedaHarper: veeeerrrrranice.
(23:11:19) LtCmdrBusard: *snicker* Well done, madam.
(23:11:21) LtJGAlexisWright: This diamond gives me SO MUCH POWAH!
(23:11:41) LtCmdrBusard: The ring DOES have that effect. Mine's a green sapphire, but STILL!
(23:11:53) LtJGAlexisWright: A gemstone is a gemstone, I say.
(23:12:02) LtCmdrBusard: Indubitably.
(23:12:16) LtJGAlexisWright: Also green sapphires are purdy.
(23:12:34) LtLedaHarper: Sapphires in general.
(23:12:35) LtCmdrBusard: I do like it. And there's celtic knotwork on the band so it looks all awesome.
(23:12:42) LtJGAlexisWright: Ooo!
(23:12:58) LtJGAlexisWright: Did he pick it out, or did you?
(23:13:19) LtJGAlexisWright: Either way it's good taste.
(23:13:47) LtJGAlexisWright: And sapphires in general, I agree.
(23:14:02) LtCmdrBusard: I kinda picked it out.
(23:14:20) LtCmdrBusard: It was one of those "Hey, y'know, in case you were THINKING of proposing...I like this one!"
(23:16:36) VAdmBlackthorne: G'night folks! See ya next week for the GTFO sim.