Conversation with #ussatlantis at Wed Oct 24 20:58:49 2012 on VAdmBlackthorne@packetstorm.va.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
(20:58:50) The topic for #ussatlantis is: Science and Medical is still doing its thing to find the Horathians a home to keep them from skinning planets.
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(20:59:18) DoctorTav: Good evening.
(21:01:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(21:04:08) LtJGAlexisWright [Mibbit@w-11-876-382-46.hsd1.wa.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:04:39) CdrTKirr: Hi Wright
(21:04:40) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(21:05:40) LtJGAlexisWright: 'lo
(21:06:03) LtCmdrBusard [Mibbit@gded-12-34-371-969.bstnma.east.verizon.net] entered the room.
(21:06:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Percy!!
(21:06:09) LtCmdrBusard: Hoy guys!
(21:06:19) DoctorTav: So for anyone who doesn't get time to read the log, the thing to know is that I am bringing five oxygen-sucking Horathians to the conference room. And Wright, what are you doing up in Washington?
(21:06:32) DoctorTav: Hiya Percy. Where's the Colonel?
(21:06:34) LtCmdrBusard: Mike will be here shortly. He just had to run across the road to get a couple things.
(21:06:52) LtJGAlexisWright: Washington? I'm sitting in my living room in the same chair in sit in every Wednesday.
(21:07:43) LtJGAlexisWright: *I* sit in, even.
(21:07:58) CdrTKirr: Hi Percy, good to see you ^^
(21:08:19) DoctorTav: Very good. So we get to have both of you here. Yay!
(21:10:01) LtCmdrBusard: Good to see you guys too. And yay indeed!
(21:10:30) LtCmdrBusard: I apologize if I'm a bit in and out, though. I have decided that the boxes that are still in our room need to be unpacked or else I shall go mad.
(21:12:00) VAdmBlackthorne: Mad! MAD.
(21:14:25) LtCmdrBusard: MAaaaaaad.
(21:16:55) DoctorTav: For anyone reading my log, my apologies for the typos in the log. They WILL be fixed.
(21:17:10) LtJGAlexisWright: I'm writing a brief follow-up log
(21:17:23) CdrTKirr: Good with you if we go ahead and start, Wright?
(21:19:39) CdrHarper [Mibbit@vmwi-298-5-24-109.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
(21:19:46) CdrTKirr: Okay let's get going.
(21:20:19) VAdmBlackthorne: :: clears his throat and produces the Ancient Whistle of Earsplitting +5 :: TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!
(21:20:39) DoctorTav: :: AA ::
(21:22:34) LtJGAlexisWright: :: AA :: and posting now
(21:22:48) LtCmdrBusard: ::AA::
(21:23:17) CdrHarper: :: AA ::
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(21:23:49) CdrTKirr has changed the topic to: After apparent success with transforming five Horathian volunteers into normal-atmosphere-breathing beings, the patients are joining us in the Conference Room to discuss the future of their race.
(21:25:16) CdrTKirr: Questions before we start?
(21:25:41) LtJGAlexisWright: log is up
(21:27:11) VAdmBlackthorne: (So much writing, awesome!)
(21:28:22) CdrTKirr: All right, let's go.
(21:28:24) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(21:28:25) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(21:28:26) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(21:29:31) LtJGAlexisWright: :: sitting in the conference room, frowning at whatever she is reading on her PADD as the group assembles ::
(21:29:42) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sitting in the conference room, awaiting the arrival of the Doctor and his guests ::
(21:31:17) CdrHarper: :: on the bridge, bridging ::
(21:31:23) CdrTKirr: :: sits next to the Admiral, preparing the comm link to Veshin so that he may be present remotely from the screen on the wall ::
(21:31:48) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@gded-12-34-371-969.bstnma.east.verizon.net] entered the room.
(21:31:54) VAdmBlackthorne: (hiya Mike)
(21:32:06) ColDougMcKnight: (Hey. Sorry I was delayed.)
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(21:33:51) LtJGAlexisWright: :: as people arrive, stows her PADD and folds her arms across her chest, frowning at an arbitrary spot on the opposite wall ::
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(21:35:24) DoctorTav: :: is excited to be able to present his findings and his reversal of what had been done to the Horathians by some race of imperial meddlers who then didn't even have the decency to stick around to live on the planet they had set to destroy itself. As he walks into the Conference Room, Tav looks around at everyone who is waiting for his arrival ::
(21:35:47) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Doctor.
(21:36:30) ColDougMcKnight: (Any objections to McKnight having extra security on hand? These guys are, to my understanding, grossly superhumanly strong after all.)
(21:36:38) VAdmBlackthorne: (Not at all)
(21:36:59) ColDougMcKnight: (Sweet.)
(21:37:59) LtJGAlexisWright: :: glances at Tav as he enters the room, then pulls out her PADD again and starts entering notes about something somewhere. ::
(21:38:46) LtCmdrBusard: :: Steps into the Conference Room, wiping a drop of sweat from her brow. She wasn't certain precisely how helpful she could be with this situation, but it was better than spending another few hours correcting copper wire nonsense::
(21:38:53) DoctorTav: :: nods back :: Admiral. I would like to introduce you to the five Horathians who have spent the last day aboard Atlantis. These people appear similar to how they would have before some race that came along eons ago altered them. Changing them back has proven to strengthen them, and they are thriving in their new genome. The Horathians have been the victims of someone's foul play, and if this technique works on all of them, then they will once
(21:39:14) DoctorTav left the room (quit: Read error: Connection reset by peer).
(21:39:25) VAdmBlackthorne: (Timely disconnect!)
(21:39:32) DoctorTav [Bryan@90-43-96-75.res.bhn.net] entered the room.
(21:39:41) VAdmBlackthorne: (WB)
(21:39:58) LtCmdrBusard: (WB)
(21:40:00) DoctorTav: (Thanks. Sometimes wireless sucks.)
(21:41:17) DoctorTav: again be able to thrive as a people, on any planet they can choose, without having to terraform it over another people.
(21:41:22) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods tersely, not visibly tense, but ready to get some distance from the table and have his pistol up, if necessary. He's aware it's almost certainly paranoia, given these five have made no trouble thus far, but given there's literally no chance in hell against any of these people in close, he'll take paranoid. ::
(21:42:12) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, that is certainly an impressive accomplishment, Doctor.
(21:42:36) VAdmBlackthorne: And welcome aboard the Atlantis, to all of you. :: gestures to the Horathians ::
(21:43:25) LtCmdrBusard: :: Nods at each Horathian tiredly, taking her seat next to McKnight.::
(21:43:39) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> Thank you, Admiral. This is an historic moment for all of Horath.
(21:43:45) VAdmBlackthorne: So, I, of course, have questions.
(21:44:05) DoctorTav: Of course, Admiral.
(21:44:13) CdrTKirr: :: studies the Horathians in the room, meeting their species really for the first time in person ::
(21:45:08) VAdmBlackthorne: First off, what are the risks to the Horathians?
(21:45:38) LtJGAlexisWright: :: puts down her PADD again, turning her gaze to the test subjects as some of them fidget uncomfortably, unused to scrutiny and uncertain of protocol ::
(21:47:38) CdrTKirr: :: having connected Veshin's comm at the start of the meeting, his image peers in at the scene from the wall panel ::
(21:47:45) DoctorTav: :: nods :: Good question, sir. The biggest risk, of course, is that some of the weaker of their race may not survive the procedure. As it is, each of them had different complications as they completed the process. From each of them we learned something, but I don't know everything that may happen from one Horathian to the next. After all, this procedure completely changes them genetically. I would recommend against the oldest of their species
(21:47:53) DoctorTav: undergoing this procedure, as well as anyone expecting or below the age of adulthood.
(21:48:34) VAdmBlackthorne: Given that, how can it be scaled up to be performed on an entire species?
(21:50:33) DoctorTav: Essentially, this is not a short-term solution. In fact, it is extremely long-term. As far as the entire species, I believe that the only way to really make this work is to make it voluntary, and let those who choose not to undergo the procedure live out their lives. The easiest way to do that would be to create large facilities in which they could live, and possibly suits that they can use to move about outside these facilities.
(21:51:28) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to the Horathians ::
(21:54:38) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> Admiral, what the doctor says is true. I would be willing to allow those who choose not to undergo the procedure to live out their lives in special facilities. I do believe that this will allow us to be reunited, on the new Horath. There are so many of us flung across the stars. Why, we will probably take decaded in order to get everyone to a new homeworld.
(21:55:35) VAdmBlackthorne: A new homeworld aside, I'm still curous as to what happened to the inhabitants of the... failed attempts at creating one. Has anything new been learned about them?
(21:56:37) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> That is not of interest to us. Captain Veshin has done so much work trying to find us a place to call home.
(21:57:25) ColDougMcKnight: Yeah. We've seen his work. Wasn't impressed.
(21:58:04) VAdmBlackthorne: It's of interest to *us*, Prefect.
(21:59:45) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> I see no reason we will have to terraform inhabited planets now. Before, we needed planets that had previous life, they had to be converted. But now, we know that we can be converted.
(22:00:38) VAdmBlackthorne: From what we've seen, there are still lifeforms left on those worlds that have been transformed somehow by what you did. Just as you were once transformed into what you used to be. Surely the irony of this is not lost on you.
(22:03:29) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> :: cocks his head at the idea, and then dismisses it :: Those were not sentient beings. They had no advancement. We were very careful to screen those planets to make sure we were not hurting any sentient people.
(22:04:21) VAdmBlackthorne: They had villages, Prefect. They were sentient.
(22:04:26) ColDougMcKnight: :: Looks out the window to hide a sneer. He appreciates that they have no authority to prosecute something that transpired outside their jurisdiction, but it doesn't mean he has to like playing nice. ::
(22:04:48) VAdmBlackthorne: Doctor? Lieutenant Wright?
(22:05:06) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> :: stands stoically by his words ::
(22:08:00) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks around the room ::
(22:08:08) DoctorTav: Obviously, this is a stance worthy of ridicule. :: turns to Raneijia, disgusted at his patients. This is the first time he has really heard about how the Horathians think and act outside his Sickbay :: Prefect, how can you not see that the people on those planets were sentient? There was once a time when your people were just like them: Not space faring, using sticks and spears, and pits of fire to catch and prepare food.
(22:08:10) LtJGAlexisWright: I believe it is likely that the Horathian definition of sentience does not match our own. They certainly appear to think they were doing nothing wrong, so perhaps given their own moral code they truly were not. Neither they nor we have any right to impose a moral code on entire planets full of life, sentient or otherwise.
(22:10:05) VAdmBlackthorne: I didn't ask for a bloody moral debate. I want insight on what, if anything, we can possibly do to the victims of the Horathian terraforming efforts.
(22:10:53) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> Simple, Admiral. There is nothing that can be done for them. If there was, we would have done it, and we would live on one of those planets.
(22:11:23) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes, your compassion is clearly boundless.
(22:12:02) VAdmBlackthorne: You get a new genome and homeworld, that's all well and good, but we are damned sure going to try to do something for those you trampled on in the process.
(22:12:19) LtJGAlexisWright: I believe the prefect's conclusion is correct, however. The chemical reaction was extremely violent, essentially stripping away the atmosphere. I don't think it can be undone. It's unlikely that there are any "survivors".
(22:12:29) CdrTKirr: :: looks from Blackthorne to the Prefect ::
(22:15:23) ColDougMcKnight: Any chance it would have left any sort of genetic sample that wasn't transformed? Skin flake, hair follicle...assuming they had either of those things to begin with, I mean.
(22:16:52) ColDougMcKnight: I'm just thinking, as far as we can tell, these people were somehow transformed into a more or less pure energy form, right?
(22:16:59) VAdmBlackthorne: Our terraforming experts might have some insight on that.
(22:17:05) CdrTKirr: Anything organic was completely destroyed by the failed terraforming effect. There would be nothing left.
(22:17:25) LtJGAlexisWright: It's possible that we could find some genetic material from some species of life, but it would be like a needle in a haystack. We're talking about an entire ecosystem of plants and animals, of which one or more may have been sentient.
(22:21:04) VAdmBlackthorne: We still have an entire plant full of energy beings that can attack through environmental suits. At least communication would be a step.
(22:21:52) ColDougMcKnight: Well, is there any OTHER way we could theoretically reconstruct what their organic forms might have been like? Because if it's just a matter of undoing a matter/energy change, then don't we have a gadget at our disposal that does just that?
(22:21:53) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> I do not see why this is a problem or even a question. We can breathe your air. :: breathes deeply to prove it :: We can eat your food. We have no need to terraform if you can find us a planet like the one you come from... Your doctor told us about your home planet, Eard. This Eard sounds like a perfect place for Horathians.
(22:22:10) ColDougMcKnight: No chance in space hell.
(22:22:15) ColDougMcKnight: Uh, sorry sir.
(22:22:25) LtJGAlexisWright: :: quietly :: I cannot say with certainty that the energy beings were created by the failed terraforming.
(22:23:36) VAdmBlackthorne: It's Earth. Remember it. :: claps his hands down on the table and stares at it a bit ::
(22:24:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, the decision to go through with this process is ultimately up to the Horathians.
(22:24:14) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> My apologies. Earthh. Earthh.
(22:26:28) LtJGAlexisWright: :: Thinks to herself that all problems could have been solved with a single photon torpedo and no one would have ever known - then feels a little guilty about that thought. A little. ::
(22:28:01) LtCmdrBusard: :: Just scowls at the Prefect:: Considering how different our moral codes seem to be, I don't think coexisting on the same planet would be wise.
(22:28:23) LtCmdrBusard: Nor, if I recall, was Earth offered as an option.
(22:28:36) VAdmBlackthorne: Indeed.
(22:29:01) VAdmBlackthorne: Again, this decision is for the Horathians to make. But it seems like the only viable option. :: looks at them ::
(22:29:01) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> We do not wish to share our planet either. We would like one like Earthh.
(22:29:47) LtJGAlexisWright: So you are asking us to locate an M-class planet to serve as your homeworld. Is that correct, Prefect?
(22:30:20) LtJGAlexisWright: An M-class planet being one like our Earth.
(22:31:25) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> I will take this decision to the people aboard our ship. :: turns to the viewscreen :: Veshin, inform the other caravans that we have a solution to all our problems. Doctor Tavv here has saved us all!
(22:32:04) LtJGAlexisWright: A think saying that we have a solution to ALL of your problems is a trifle premature, Prefect.
(22:32:36) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks at the Admiral :: If I may be so bold as to say so, Sir.
(22:32:44) VAdmBlackthorne: You may. :: flatly ::
(22:33:03) CdrTKirr: I advise strongly to limiting integration for now. If for some reason there are unseen long term effects that are not satisfactory, you will regret converting your entire species.
(22:33:09) LtCmdrBusard: (Aww...Tav has a fan club. A genocidal, genocidal fan club.)
(22:33:36) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> We have been trapped by the making of our planet for eons. Have you ever seen another planet like Horath? We never have, in dozens of years of searching.
(22:34:14) CaptainVeshin: I'll relay the necessary information to the convoy.
(22:34:40) ColDougMcKnight: ::Mutters to himself:: I'm impressed you can count that high.
(22:35:05) LtCmdrBusard: (Or you could start a Flotilla and call yourselves Quarians--oh I've been playing too much Mass Effect)
(22:35:47) VAdmBlackthorne: (Come play with meeeeee on XBL)
(22:36:12) VAdmBlackthorne: Then I believe this meeting is over. Lt. Wright and Dr. Tav, figure something out regarding those energy beings.
(22:36:17) LtJGAlexisWright: Admiral, I would like to suggest that we formalize a diplomatic agreement between Star Fleet and the Horathians before we proceed any further. I believe we need to have an internal discussion to decide what those terms will be.
(22:36:26) DoctorTav: Aye, sir.
(22:36:43) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh, believe me, that's already in the works. Admiral Zuriyev and I have been having *interesting* conversations.
(22:36:55) LtCmdrBusard: (I have to play through ME2 again first. For some reason my save files didn't transfer, and it took me until a quarter through the game to figure that the baseline Shepard made sucky decisions)
(22:37:23) LtCmdrBusard: ::Wonders if there was vodka involved::
(22:37:42) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> :: cocks his head with interest at what is being stated in his presence ::
(22:38:07) LtJGAlexisWright: Do the Horathians have any insight into the energy wraiths? Are they aware of the existence of these beings?
(22:38:23) VAdmBlackthorne: :: thinks they don't have any insight about much at all, really ::
(22:38:32) CdrTKirr: (lol)
(22:38:51) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> I am not aware what you are talking about. Captain Veshin?
(22:39:58) CaptainVeshin: :: frowns :: Whatever you're finding in your scans...these "energy beings" as you've been calling them. We've found no indication of their existence.
(22:40:03) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> If my Captain has not been finding them, then I have no reason to care about them.
(22:40:25) LtJGAlexisWright: What DO you care about, exactly?
(22:40:36) ColDougMcKnight: ( I'll probably start playing around on multiplayer soon. Maybe I'll even play around a little with it tonight. Unfortunately, the account that has the gold membership does NOT have any of my save files. I guess I'll have to make a new Shepard. Engineer, maybe.)
(22:40:55) VAdmBlackthorne: (You don't need a new Shepard to play multi)
(22:41:00) LtJGAlexisWright: :: bites her tongue and shrinks back - that came out without thought ::
(22:41:07) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, decorum.
(22:41:14) VAdmBlackthorne: This meeting is adjourned.
(22:41:27) CdrTKirr: :: cuts Veshin's comm ::
(22:41:31) LtJGAlexisWright: :: lowers her head ::
(22:41:32) ColDougMcKnight: (No, but bringing the galactic readiness level up has no real benefit for me unless I'm doing a playthrough.)
(22:41:53) LtCmdrBusard: (Hm...a point has been made. But yeah, Mike and I will have to take turns. Also, I generally suck at multi FPS. Fair warning.)
(22:42:29) DoctorTav: PrefectRaneijia> Thank you, Admiral. :: turns to the doctor to follow wherever he goes ::
(22:43:19) VAdmBlackthorne: (Or even if you are doing a playthrough, there's more than enough points to get max with the 50% modifier)
(22:43:33) VAdmBlackthorne: :: exits out across the bridge and into the ready room :: T'Kirr, with me.
(22:43:35) DoctorTav: :: looks back at Raneija, feeling an unspoken disgust for his notions regarding the lives of other beings who are not Horathians :: This way. We have more tests to run.
(22:43:59) CdrTKirr: :: follows ::
(22:43:59) LtJGAlexisWright: :: remains silently in the conference room, thinking troubled thoughts ::
(22:44:44) LtCmdrBusard: :: Waits until Tav, Raneija, Blackthorn and T'Kirr are out of the room:: Man, what assholes.
(22:45:11) VAdmBlackthorne: :: when the door closes :: DAMN does this leave a bad taste in my mouth.
(22:46:24) LtCmdrBusard: ...By which I mean Horathians, and not half our command staff. Sorry, I've been in Engineering too long.
(22:46:34) ColDougMcKnight: As of right now, I'm sorry we signed that damn treaty. I don't think I'd mind overly if some pirates somehow wound up with their coordinates.
(22:46:43) CdrTKirr: :: changes her demeanor slightly after the door is shut :: That we're assisting a species clearly not concerned with others? The Federation is in no small supply of neighbors like it.
(22:47:07) VAdmBlackthorne: They don't even care what they've done.
(22:47:14) ColDougMcKnight: :: Smiles sideways at Percy. :: Eh.
(22:47:15) DoctorTav: :: would never have noticed this about the Horathians before, but being trapped in a Turbolift with five of them after a conversation like the one he was just part of, notices that they really have a bit of an odor. ::
(22:47:47) VAdmBlackthorne: That they've committed genocide.
(22:48:07) LtCmdrBusard: ::Looks at Wright, concerned:: Are you okay, Wright? You look...well, you look like I did when Urist told me what he'd done to the Warp Core.
(22:48:18) CdrTKirr: If they perceived it as genocide, perhaps they would care.
(22:48:44) VAdmBlackthorne: I can't imagine them ever being accepted to the Federation.
(22:50:05) CdrTKirr: The same words were said of many before they were. Not that we even must consider them.
(22:50:10) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks up at Percy, then down at her hands ::
(22:50:24) LtJGAlexisWright: :: quietly :: I don't like any of this. Not even a little.
(22:51:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Indeed. :: sits down heavily ::
(22:51:43) LtJGAlexisWright: And I really, really don't understand how the energy wraiths tie in.
(22:53:21) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks up suddenly :: Augh, and here I am talking to an EXPERT on energy and I haven't even asked you to look at the data! Would you be willing, Percy? Maybe there won't be anything, but maybe you'll see something we didnt!
(22:53:41) ColDougMcKnight: :: Looks over at Wright, wondering what happened to the fallacy of imposing their moral viewpoint on another species with their own perspective. He restrains himself from asking it, however, instead pushing up from his chair. :: I should go...make a report or something.
(22:53:49) VAdmBlackthorne: (BRILLIANT! Engineering is still :science:!)
(22:54:05) CdrTKirr: (Yay for moment)
(22:54:49) ColDougMcKnight: :: Looks over to one of the marines who was stationed in the room for the meeting. :: Dismissed, but keep an eye on those people. If they stray one inch from where they've been approved, I want to know I've got a pretext for having their dumb asses thrown off this ship.
(22:55:05) LtJGAlexisWright: (only for a moment?)
(22:55:28) DoctorTav: (I think she meant the moment)
(22:55:41) DoctorTav: (Like, you created an AWESOME moment)
(22:55:46) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods to Wright and Percy and walks briskly out of the room. ::
(22:55:50) CdrTKirr: :: walks over to Blackthorne, transitioning from professional to friend with his troubled thoughts, and kneads at his shoulders ::
(22:56:14) ColDougMcKnight: Guess I've got a new target to use on the shooting range, at least.
(22:56:20) VAdmBlackthorne: Mmm, thank you. :: manages a half smile ::
(22:56:30) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks to McKnight and nods with one of those smiles you give to the dentist when they say you need a root canal. Then she turns to Wright.:: Of course. I'd be willing to look at anything you think I can help on.
(22:56:31) CdrTKirr: (What Tav said)
(22:57:23) CdrTKirr: We need not give up on our crew. They are resourceful. Perhaps there is an agreeable path out of this.
(22:58:10) LtCmdrBusard: And of course...if the lifeforms are energy-based, it's possible that we may be able to convert them back to matter through a device like the transporters. Provided we can find out what their physical make up was prior to being vaporized.
(22:58:29) CdrTKirr: (Five minutes)
(22:58:56) LtJGAlexisWright: :: belatedly nods at the Colonel who has already turned away, then uses the terminal in the Conference Room to bring up the synopsis of the data gathered from the energy wraith attack :: So do you think that they're the vaporized forms of whatever life was there first? Or are they Something Else?
(22:59:30) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Yes, of course.
(23:00:01) CdrTKirr: I imagine you wish to update Zuriyev soon.
(23:00:26) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh yes. In the meantime, find out who their "Ambassador" will be. Before any mass aid is given, a treaty must be signed.
(23:00:40) LtCmdrBusard: Well, it depends. If the lifeforms were already partially organic, or if there was something about their biology that would react to terraforming in such a way as to alter their physical state, we may be looking at the same species.
(23:01:23) LtCmdrBusard: Unless we can figure out a way to communicate with them, there's no way to confirm or deny that.
(23:02:10) LtJGAlexisWright: So do you think you can figure anything out based on this data? The Doctor and I were kind of at a loss, it was unclear whether these are even intelligent beings that CAN be communicated with.
(23:04:08) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(23:04:08) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(23:04:09) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(23:04:14) LtCmdrBusard: I don't know. Do you know if the Horathians kept records of surveys done prior to terraforming?
(23:04:21) LtCmdrBusard: :: paused ::
(23:04:22) LtJGAlexisWright: :: || ::
(23:04:23) CdrTKirr: (Sorry Percy meant to wait for you)
(23:04:28) VAdmBlackthorne: ::paused ::
(23:04:31) LtCmdrBusard: (It's totally cool)
(23:04:35) CdrHarper: :: paused ::
(23:04:40) DoctorTav: :: pauses in the middle of causing a Horathian a bit of pain while scanning them. You know, for science. ::
(23:05:02) LtJGAlexisWright: Science!
(23:05:16) VAdmBlackthorne: :science:
(23:05:34) CdrTKirr: Well done all. A huge thanks to Tav for his enormous log thattookalldayandgotstuffgoing.
(23:05:37) LtCmdrBusard: I do science to the Energy Wraiths. Do they get better?
(23:05:42) DoctorTav: We all <3 Science.
(23:05:49) LtCmdrBusard: :-P
(23:05:50) CdrTKirr: And thanks for the addendum, Wright.
(23:05:52) VAdmBlackthorne: Make a Science Check, DC 32.
(23:05:57) LtJGAlexisWright: So I'm researching Andorians and it's my official goal to have this character created by next week.
(23:06:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh, excellent. Talk to Xarph for his insight on them.
(23:06:20) LtJGAlexisWright: Roll the dice to see if I'm getting drunk~
(23:06:25) CdrTKirr: I am happy to be moving back towards the wraiths, too, as they were my original focus of the plot. =P
(23:06:26) LtCmdrBusard: Dude, Percy's fixed a time machine from a different race whose language she knew nothing about. She's totally an epic level Engineer.
(23:06:31) LtCmdrBusard: DC 32 is NOTHING.
(23:06:51) VAdmBlackthorne: And diesel.
(23:06:55) CdrTKirr: There are a lot of good episodes in Enterprise with Shran that are helpful.
(23:07:00) LtJGAlexisWright: Talk to Xarph for insight on Andorians? I have a feeling this is going to be aaaawesooooom
(23:07:06) LtJGAlexisWright: e
(23:07:10) VAdmBlackthorne: He played one for years on this ship.
(23:07:12) LtCmdrBusard: Lmao, right, and diesel.
(23:07:37) LtCmdrBusard: Yes. Shelev was awesome.
(23:07:41) VAdmBlackthorne: Shran was the best character.
(23:07:48) LtJGAlexisWright: I will ask him tomorrow during raid when we're both supposed to be healing.
(23:07:55) CdrTKirr: He wanted to trade me for equipment. -_-
(23:08:01) LtJGAlexisWright: Best time to talk, imo
(23:08:06) LtCmdrBusard: Wanted to? Did. Temporarily.
(23:08:16) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, we needed a backhoe, and had a Vulcan to trade.
(23:08:26) LtJGAlexisWright: Makes perfect sense to me.
(23:08:31) CdrTKirr: Definitely Comb's best character
(23:08:57) CdrTKirr: Err, Combs'
(23:09:03) CdrTKirr: es
(23:09:06) LtCmdrBusard: And at least you got to keep your clothes. I had to go slave girl.
(23:09:23) LtCmdrBusard: Which I'm sure McKnight hated :-P
(23:09:24) VAdmBlackthorne: And TOS-era miniskirt. (This was all Xarph's fault)
(23:09:41) DoctorTav: Apparently I missed some interesting storyline.
(23:09:46) LtCmdrBusard: Oh, you did.
(23:09:49) VAdmBlackthorne: Blackthorne goes on vacation.
(23:09:56) VAdmBlackthorne: Was going to meet the Atlantis at Earth.
(23:10:21) VAdmBlackthorne: Instead, Shelev arrives on a Daedalus-class ship that was missing for 200 years, towing the disabled Atlantis.
(23:10:40) VAdmBlackthorne: With the crew in period uniforms.
(23:11:10) LtCmdrBusard: Oh yeah! I forgot that part.
(23:11:23) VAdmBlackthorne: It was donated to the Smithsonian, the USS Horizon.
(23:11:44) LtJGAlexisWright: Man, I love Xarph.
(23:11:58) LtCmdrBusard: Oh, and you know what the backhoe was for?
(23:12:07) VAdmBlackthorne: *snorts*
(23:12:10) LtJGAlexisWright: I NEED to know.
(23:12:22) LtCmdrBusard: Grave robbing.
(23:13:04) LtJGAlexisWright: Of course it was.
(23:13:10) LtCmdrBusard: Obviously.
(23:13:33) DoctorTav: Great. So I am on a ship with a bunch of criminals.
(23:13:35) VAdmBlackthorne: At least T'Kirr wasn't out in the cold with us, digging up icy graves.
(23:14:06) LtCmdrBusard: And then there was Percy's ex-husband.
(23:14:09) LtCmdrBusard: :-D
(23:14:14) LtJGAlexisWright: Oh dear.
(23:14:40) VAdmBlackthorne: That started the biggest argument over ethics we've ever had.
(23:14:56) LtCmdrBusard: Yeah.
(23:15:07) VAdmBlackthorne: Which I totally do not want to start again now, so ask for directions to related logs if you want to read!
(23:15:15) LtJGAlexisWright: XD
(23:15:15) LtCmdrBusard: Indeed!
(23:15:29) LtCmdrBusard: I brought it up because he was Snidely Whiplash :-P
(23:16:11) LtCmdrBusard: Still, I do think my favorite was the time-phasing planet we got stuck on. That plot was a lot of fun.
(23:16:23) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes, Ms. Underoos.
(23:16:29) LtCmdrBusard: :-D
(23:16:48) LtCmdrBusard: "The ONE day I don't wear regulation underpants..."
(23:18:26) VAdmBlackthorne: Temporally challenged planet.