Conversation with #ussatlantis at Wed Nov 7 21:00:34 2012 on VAdmBlackthorne@packetstorm.va.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
(21:00:34) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: 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.
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(21:00:39) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@ufig-17-84-17-36.bstnma.east.verizon.net] entered the room.
(21:00:42) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya folks
(21:00:57) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(21:01:04) CdrTKirr: Hello.
(21:01:11) CdrHarper [Mibbit@vmwi-298-5-24-109.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
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(21:02:43) CdrTKirr: My log is short, if you haven't read it yet...just a peek into a NPC
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(21:03:29) LtJGAlexisWright [Mibbit@w-11-876-382-46.hsd1.wa.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:03:44) LtJGAlexisWright: Hihi
(21:03:48) ColDougMcKnight: Just read that. The one that attacked Harper, as I recall?
(21:04:07) DoctorTav: Good evening, everyone.
(21:04:12) CdrHarper: Hiya
(21:04:33) CdrTKirr: Yes.
(21:04:38) CdrTKirr: Hi, Wright
(21:04:55) ColDougMcKnight: Nice work.
(21:04:55) CdrTKirr: I was deciding whether it would be yours or hers
(21:05:15) CdrTKirr: Thanks
(21:06:50) CdrTKirr left the room.
(21:07:03) CdrTKirr [TKirr@90-43-96-75.res.bhn.net] entered the room.
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(21:08:08) LtJGAlexisWright: also yes, very nice log, excellently written :)
(21:09:03) CdrTKirr: Thank you
(21:16:04) DoctorTav: Science!
(21:17:03) VAdmBlackthorne: :: produces the Whistle of Earsplitting Doom ::: TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!
(21:17:20) DoctorTav: :: winces to AA ::
(21:18:07) CdrHarper: :: AA ::
(21:19:03) CdrTKirr has changed the topic to: The Atlantis crew awaits word from Prefect Raneijia of the Horathians of their decision as to how to proceed with the offered solution of genetic adaptation to an M-class environment. A solution to the "energy wraiths" on the desiccated planets are being looked into by Science and Engineering.
(21:19:32) CdrTKirr: Any questions? Feel free to AA late. >_>
(21:19:45) LtJGAlexisWright: :: aa ::
(21:19:50) CdrTKirr: You'll be cattleprodded later.
(21:20:10) VAdmBlackthorne: :: warms up the Zapmaster 3000 ::
(21:21:31) CdrTKirr: All right.
(21:21:34) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(21:21:35) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(21:21:35) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(21:21:44) LtJGAlexisWright: How do I get info from Engineering? >>;
(21:22:06) LtJGAlexisWright: (( /late question ))
(21:22:27) CdrTKirr: (( Yeah. ))
(21:29:07) DoctorTav: :: walks into Sickbay after a few hours off in the Holodeck, where he has been "teaching" a holographic Prefect Raneija how to fight. Yeah, teaching. But it's really helped him blow off steam after the things he heard in the Conference Room. Having worked off his frustration with what he had heard, Tav is able to calmly interact with the Horathians once again, though he finds himself at least kinda wishing he hadn't successfully made them able
(21:29:19) DoctorTav: to breathe air. Tav walks around to the five biobeds and checks on his patients. ::
(21:30:40) LtJGAlexisWright: +T'Kirr+ Wright to T'Kirr.
(21:31:06) CdrTKirr: :: on the Bridge :: +Wright+ T'Kirr here.
(21:32:49) ColDougMcKnight: Sergeant McGann> :: Nods silently to Tav from where he stands vigil off in one corner, a second marine stationed on the other end of the room. ::
(21:33:20) LtJGAlexisWright: :: in the lab :: +T'Kirr+ A brief update on our efforts, Commander. Commander Busard is going over the data, and I've worked up a theoretical list of communication options that we can try, but we need a wraith to attempt communication with before we can progress much further. Has the bridge observed any... activity on the surface?
(21:33:33) VAdmBlackthorne: :: in the ready room, reading 3F reports and generally disliking the situation ::
(21:35:59) CdrTKirr: +Wright+ Sensors readings indicate variances in what we've found on the previous two planets, but they could be due to the fact that this planet is newly transformed.
(21:37:03) CdrTKirr: :: taps at her panel, bringing up relevant data :: +Wright+ We're not detecting anything more substantial than the others from orbit.
(21:38:12) LtJGAlexisWright: +T'Kirr+ I'll load what data we have on the wraiths into the sensor banks and run a detailed analysis. I estimate completion in about 25 minutes, and will report to the Bridge in the meantime.
(21:38:38) CdrTKirr: +Wright+ Understood. Thank you.
(21:39:02) LtJGAlexisWright: :: gets busy doing that ::
(21:40:09) VAdmBlackthorne: :: notes that Discovery is about to take her slipstream test flight ::
(21:41:04) DoctorTav: :: With his scans and checkup complete, and noting that the Horathians are all doing quite well, Tav prepares to leave Sickbay. As he does, he routes himself to pick up a PADD in his office so that he can get close enough to Sgt. McGann, making sure the Horathians do not hear what he says to the Sergeant :: Try not to shoot them.
(21:42:37) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> Up to them. We can't let these guys get close. Not with that kind of strength. But don't worry, we're not here to pick any fights. We grunts have the luxury of ignoring them until they get hostile.
(21:42:48) ColDougMcKnight: McGann> From what I've been hearing, it's a blessing.
(21:44:37) LtJGAlexisWright: :: finishes entering the parameters and begins the sweep, then exits the lab and walks briskly to the Bridge to do the analysis from her station there ::
(21:44:57) DoctorTav: ::
(21:45:09) CdrHarper: :: at helm, helming ::
(21:45:19) CaptainVeshin [TKirr@90-43-96-75.res.bhn.net] entered the room.
(21:45:28) CaptainVeshin: :: hails Atlantis ::
(21:45:36) CdrHarper: Incoming hail, Commander.
(21:45:45) CdrTKirr: On screen.
(21:45:45) CdrHarper: It is the Horathian ship.
(21:45:50) CdrHarper: :: puts it up ::
(21:46:09) DoctorTav: :: nods :: You only have a clue. I will return in a bit. :: Leaves Sickbay for the Conference Room. Sure, he has the ability to do what he needs from his office, but would rather do it elsewhere. Anywhere else ::
(21:47:16) CaptainVeshin: :: begins his transmission with a sigh, clearly to ease stress, then squints an eye at T'Kirr :: Let me guess, Admiral Blackthorne is indisposed again.
(21:47:29) CdrTKirr: What do you want?
(21:47:33) VAdmBlackthorne: :: glares out the window at the Horathian ship for no reason ::
(21:47:44) CdrHarper: :: hides a smirk at T'Kirr's reaction ::
(21:48:38) ColDougMcKnight: :: McKnight, meanwhile, is in his own office, writing up a report to Star Fleet R&D about the field performance of the latest battle armor iterations, at the request of technicians planning the next phase of the project. ::
(21:50:41) CaptainVeshin: We've discussed what you presented in our last meeting with Prefect Raneija. There's...differing perspectives, but many of us see that there's little choice but to pursue your doctor's solution.
(21:51:43) CaptainVeshin: We're not forcing anyone to submit to these changes. There are a few eager for anything, though.
(21:52:48) DoctorTav: :: Tav arrives at the Conference Room, a nice fourteen decks away from the patients in his care. It is still too close, but it will have to do. Tav sits a moment to collect his thoughts before doing the business for which he came here. ::
(21:52:58) CdrTKirr: What will those that choose not to go through with it do?
(21:53:07) LtJGAlexisWright: :: enters the Bridge with a swish of the TL doors, and noticing the communication in progress, takes a set at one of the side Science stations.
(21:53:38) CdrHarper: :: nods to Wright ::
(21:54:39) LtJGAlexisWright: :: smiles briefly and returns the nod ::
(21:54:50) ColDougMcKnight: :: Glances off to his left, where a wall console shows him Veshin's face and the audio, thanks to an automatic program that routes all unsecures comm channels. :: Technology. Whoop dee shit.
(21:56:21) CaptainVeshin: :: folds his arms and looks off-screen :: Keep searching, I suppose. Some are willing to settle with the others, in contained environments, while they watch those changed to see how they fare over time. Mostly those older. They're not willing to see our entire species jump on this and have it bite us in the ass later.
(21:57:32) CdrTKirr: :: stands and clasps her hands behind her :: But the terraforming will stop.
(21:57:45) CdrTKirr: Or rather, the attempts.
(21:58:03) CaptainVeshin: :: grimaces :: Yes.
(21:58:25) DoctorTav: :: attempts to contact the bridge but sees that his comm is being overridden, and so waits ::
(21:59:13) CdrTKirr: :: stares at Veshin for a few moments, assessing his sincerity :: Very well. We'll contact you shortly. Atlantis out.
(21:59:54) CdrTKirr: +RR+ T'Kirr to Blackthorne.
(21:59:57) DoctorTav: :: thinks better of using the comm from one room over, and so gets up and walks around the corner to the bridge ::
(22:00:04) VAdmBlackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Blackthorne here.
(22:00:42) CdrTKirr: +Blackthorne+ Please come to the Bridge.
(22:00:49) LtJGAlexisWright: :: taps the ensign manning the main science station on the shoulder and takes his place, running her hands over the consoles as she sits down. ::
(22:01:06) VAdmBlackthorne: +T'Kirr+ On my way. :: leaves his PADD on the desk and walks out onto the bridge ::
(22:01:18) DoctorTav: :: walks onto the bridge and takes a seat next to Wright ::
(22:02:55) CdrTKirr: Captain Veshin says they are ready to proceed with Doctor Tav's integration, but only part of their population, at least to start.
(22:03:22) VAdmBlackthorne: Unsurprising. They'll stop the terraforming attempts, though?
(22:03:41) CdrTKirr: So he claims.
(22:04:51) VAdmBlackthorne: Starfleet will make sure of it.
(22:05:29) CdrTKirr: I recommend we pass Tav's research and the Horathians to the care of a Science vessel.
(22:07:08) DoctorTav: :: is glad to hear that everyone is on the same page, as his reason for coming to the Bridge was to discuss passing the bioforming process off to a Science or Medical ship. Now, Tav feels a little awkward just sitting there on the bridge with no real purpose ::
(22:08:03) VAdmBlackthorne: The Curiosity is already on the way.
(22:09:04) VAdmBlackthorne: They'll also take care of the formal treaty signing.
(22:09:41) CdrTKirr: :: cocks her head :: A fine vessel. I have a contact aboard.
(22:10:20) VAdmBlackthorne: She should be here within the hour.
(22:10:30) CdrTKirr: :: turns to look at Tav ::
(22:12:34) DoctorTav: :: stands up :: I was here to ask about what you are discussing now. Frankly, after our meeting with them, I don't care to spend any more time around them than I have to. I really like the idea of handing them off to someone else, perhaps with a warning to the new crew not to ask about their respect for life. I have my research notes compiled and ready for anyone who needs them.
(22:12:51) VAdmBlackthorne: Intrepid class, so the Horathians still won't have any advantage should they decide not to honor their agreement.
(22:14:03) CdrTKirr: Very good. Transfer it to the Curiosity when it arrives. They'll be expecting it.
(22:14:31) DoctorTav: :: nods :: Yes, ma'am.
(22:15:25) CdrTKirr: :: nods her head :: Good work, Doctor.
(22:15:47) CdrTKirr: :: looks to Wright :: And you, Lieutenant. Both of you.
(22:16:13) LtJGAlexisWright: :: nods ::
(22:16:20) VAdmBlackthorne: Yes, indeed.
(22:17:00) DoctorTav: :: nods :: Thank you, sir.
(22:17:18) CdrTKirr: :: looks to Blackthorne :: Would you care to do the honors with Veshin?
(22:17:41) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh, I'd love it.
(22:20:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Hail the Horathians.
(22:20:23) CdrTKirr: :: turns towards the viewer ::
(22:20:26) CdrHarper: :: thweep ::
(22:20:42) CaptainVeshin: :: pops on screen, and at seeing Blackthorne, actually smiles ::
(22:21:06) VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns to the viewer next to T'Kirr and clasps a hand over wrist behind his back :: Captain.
(22:22:11) CaptainVeshin: Admiral. Nice to see you.
(22:23:08) VAdmBlackthorne: Captain, another of our ships, the USS Curiosity, will be arriving shortly to take charge of this situation and begin the formal processes.
(22:23:46) VAdmBlackthorne: Once a formal treaty is signed, bioforming can begin, along with transportation to your new home, which has already been allocated.
(22:24:31) VAdmBlackthorne: For those that are unwilling to undergo the transformation, habitats will be built on the new world.
(22:25:16) CaptainVeshin: :: relaxes his smile at hearing the news of another ship :: I see. :: recovers after a moment and bows his head :: I speak for all Horathians when I say, thank you.
(22:26:13) VAdmBlackthorne: You're welcome. I'm glad we could reach an amenable solution to all involved.
(22:27:02) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The Curiosity warps in, nacelles folding flat as she enters impulse flight.
(22:27:14) CaptainVeshin: As a people without a home, and soon to not even have a common environment with my brothers...it's a frightening future we walk into. However, we have your help, and we appreciate it. The Horathian people will survive!
(22:27:29) VAdmBlackthorne: Indeed. :: half-sincere smile ::
(22:27:54) VAdmBlackthorne: There's the Curiosity now. Captain, I must take my leave of you, but perhaps the next time we speak, it will be on the surface of your new world.
(22:28:13) DoctorTav: :: noting the arrival of Curiosity, Tav turns to his station and sends the necessary files over to their medical staff ::
(22:28:31) CaptainVeshin: :: nods sharply :: Thank you again. Until that day where we stand face to face.
(22:29:29) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Captain.
(22:29:34) CdrHarper: :: cuts the comm ::
(22:29:37) CaptainVeshin left the room.
(22:29:43) VAdmBlackthorne: Transfer all relevant files to the Curiosity.
(22:30:12) DoctorTav: :: turns back to the command seat :: Aye, sir. It's been done.
(22:30:41) VAdmBlackthorne: Commander Harper, set a course for that first planet we found that they had terraformed.
(22:31:00) CdrHarper: :: beep boop :: Course laid in and ready.
(22:31:02) CdrTKirr: Attempted to.
(22:31:10) VAdmBlackthorne: Right.
(22:31:16) VAdmBlackthorne: Warp six, execute.
(22:31:35) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis warps away into the black, leaving the Curiosity to deal with the Horathians.
(22:34:54) CdrTKirr: :: turns to look at Wright :: Lieutenant, do you have anything to report?
(22:35:24) LtJGAlexisWright: :: shakes her head :: Sadly no, Commander - the scans were inconclusive.
(22:38:38) CdrTKirr: :: nods :: We'll be busy when we arrive. Feel free to get some rest until then.
(22:38:56) VAdmBlackthorne: :: Sits down, glad to be away from the Horathians ::
(22:39:22) LtJGAlexisWright: Thank you, Commander. :: excuses herself and heads for her quarters, glad for the chance to lie down ::
(22:41:29) CdrTKirr: :: turns to McKnight :: I imagine you'll want to be rested as well, Colonel.
(22:42:46) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods :: You're planning to mount another away team expedition, then?
(22:43:47) CdrTKirr: At this point, yes.
(22:44:01) CdrTKirr: We achieve very little results from orbit.
(22:44:12) CdrTKirr: (( few... bad English! ))
(22:44:50) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods :: Well, the arm's good to go. I'll make certain every conceivable precaution is taken this time.
(22:45:35) CdrTKirr: :: nods and seats herself as well ::
(22:47:08) VAdmBlackthorne: Maybe we can do something to clean up their mess.
(22:47:23) ColDougMcKnight: (Fair warning. Conceivable precautions mat include jet packs!)
(22:47:30) ColDougMcKnight: (May, even.)
(22:48:27) CdrTKirr: Perhaps.
(22:49:31) CdrTKirr: (( Anyone wish to R&R for 10min, or end now? ))
(22:49:52) LtJGAlexisWright: :: <-- asleep as soon as head hit pillow ::
(22:50:56) CdrTKirr: (( All right ))
(22:51:02) ColDougMcKnight: Well, if that was a dismissal, then I suppose I'll be below decks. Sirs.
(22:51:38) CdrTKirr: Indeed.
(22:51:48) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods to McKnight ::
(22:53:00) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(22:53:00) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(22:53:01) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(22:53:18) LtJGAlexisWright: ||
(22:53:19) VAdmBlackthorne: :: paused ::
(22:53:26) CdrHarper: :: paused ::
(22:53:29) DoctorTav: :: pauses ::
(22:54:55) CdrTKirr: Thanks all, moving on from Horathians. Will Rachel be able to join us next week?
(22:57:59) CdrTKirr: At any rate, thanks for coming, it's been a bit slow, but we should see more action soon.
(23:00:28) VAdmBlackthorne: All good. Thanks everyone!
(23:00:35) CdrTKirr: Good night
(23:00:40) LtJGAlexisWright: Nini :D
(23:00:46) LtJGAlexisWright left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).