Conversation with #ussatlantis at Wed Aug 21 20:59:47 2013 on VAdmBlackthorne@packetstorm.va.us.darkmyst.org (irc)
(20:59:47) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: Ot has left the ship, only asking us to carry news of their rebellion with us. We're flying in a gas giant's atmosphere while we make repairs and try to figure out a way to deal with the energy phase in this system.
(20:59:47) Topic for #USSAtlantis set by VAdmBlackthorne at 21:18:59 on 08/14/2013
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(20:59:59) VAdmBlackthorne: Hello!
(21:00:06) CdrTKirr: Hello! ^_^
(21:00:18) CdrTKirr: Tav's messing around, he'll be in shortly.
(21:00:32) VAdmBlackthorne: Mike texted me to say he'd be late
(21:00:53) CdrTKirr: We got this new rootbeer flavored rum...42 proof, and he was digging out the ice cream. I told him to put it away, that's for "Into Darkness" later when my bro gets home.
(21:01:14) VAdmBlackthorne: lol
(21:01:19) VAdmBlackthorne: That's out on DVD?
(21:01:41) DoctorTav [Bryan@90-43-96-75.res.bhn.net] entered the room.
(21:02:19) DoctorTav: Good evening
(21:02:27) DoctorTav: Your doctor is sober tonight.
(21:02:27) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya?
(21:02:30) VAdmBlackthorne: !
(21:03:01) CdrTKirr: It just came out on DVD yes, but we stole it.
(21:04:17) VAdmBlackthorne: Cool
(21:06:22) DoctorTav: I think we should watch Star Trek IV first, then that
(21:06:40) LtAlexisWright [Mibbit@s-11-377-857-764.hsd3.or.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:07:17) DoctorTav: Rite.
(21:07:27) VAdmBlackthorne: Hi Rite
(21:08:13) CdrTKirr: I don't have time for both tonight =P
(21:08:23) CdrTKirr: Rite, I think that spelling is sticking >_O
(21:08:32) CdrTKirr: Welcome back, how are you?
(21:08:45) LtAlexisWright: I am 100% cool with that.
(21:09:10) LtAlexisWright: Bit headachy and hot, otherwise fine ^_^ How are y'all?
(21:10:02) DoctorTav: Then be glad you're not in Florida
(21:10:09) CdrTKirr: Good, good. Had today off, which is unusual.
(21:10:27) DoctorTav: And, sorry to hear about the headachy. I have some vicodin left from last week if that would help
(21:10:38) LtAlexisWright: yes plz
(21:10:54) LtAlexisWright: :: holds out hands ::
(21:11:10) DoctorTav: I also have a used dental dam if you would like to use that. Kinda creepy, I know.
(21:11:23) LtAlexisWright: errrrrrr....
(21:12:00) DoctorTav: My dentist is weird. He has me take it home. Why? I don't know. Why do bears become the Pope. Hmm. I think I messed that up somehow.
(21:12:07) LtAlexisWright: In what way would that address my headache?
(21:12:27) DoctorTav: I am not sure. I associate the two at this point. One Vicodin, put in the dental dam
(21:12:39) DoctorTav: Seems to work.
(21:13:38) LtAlexisWright: Don't elaborate too much, my stomach is kind of uncertain about life in general and I'm eating a big bowl of spaghetti
(21:14:14) DoctorTav: Aw, I'm sorry. Do NOT watch the newest episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
(21:14:29) VAdmBlackthorne: That's still around?
(21:14:34) DoctorTav: It's BACK!
(21:14:37) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh wow
(21:14:51) DoctorTav: I think it's run by Ryan and Colin now.
(21:14:55) CdrTKirr: Yeah and it's great =D
(21:15:28) CdrTKirr: More Wayne, less annoying skits
(21:15:48) CdrTKirr: Instead of people from the audience they invite stars
(21:16:41) DoctorTav: No Hoe Down so far. Which is VERY, VERY good.
(21:16:51) VAdmBlackthorne: Cool, I like that show
(21:18:03) LtAlexisWright: Less Shadow of Drew Carey?
(21:18:09) DoctorTav: None
(21:18:12) DoctorTav: He is gone
(21:18:16) DoctorTav: New host
(21:18:18) DoctorTav: Female, even
(21:18:25) DoctorTav: And she's not annoying
(21:18:41) CdrTKirr: And it's not ABC'd
(21:19:01) CdrTKirr: They don't really bleep stuff...
(21:19:09) LtAlexisWright: ABC'd
(21:19:19) VAdmBlackthorne: lol
(21:19:50) DoctorTav: It's on CW now, so if you have Brighthouse you're SOL right now. I suggest other methods.
(21:19:50) LtAlexisWright: Iono what ABC'd means.
(21:20:11) LtAlexisWright: Pff, we don't have cable TV.
(21:20:30) DoctorTav: The innernet is really, really great.
(21:20:42) VAdmBlackthorne: FOR PORN.
(21:20:44) LtAlexisWright: For porn.
(21:21:18) DoctorTav: I think I am going to be in trouble tonight for even provoking that.
(21:21:28) CdrTKirr: lol...
(21:24:20) DoctorTav: Today, we made a discovery: Root beer rum. It goes down tasting like root beer, but it's a full 40 proof. No need to add anything.
(21:25:08) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh lawd
(21:25:15) DoctorTav: As your Chief Medical Officer, I advise you to use it only in strict moderation, and then only when not on duty.
(21:25:44) DoctorTav: But... Can I get a Hah - Le - Looooooo - Yah!
(21:25:54) VAdmBlackthorne: Only for snakebite. And he carries a snake in his pocket.
(21:26:29) CdrTKirr: What
(21:26:31) LtAlexisWright: Also Tav
(21:26:57) LtAlexisWright: Earlier you should have said "Do Catholics Pope in the woods?"
(21:27:01) LtAlexisWright: just fyi
(21:27:06) VAdmBlackthorne: That's snazzy.
(21:27:10) DoctorTav: But the snake is friendly, and only bites on command.
(21:27:21) DoctorTav: And he is obedient
(21:27:42) VAdmBlackthorne: OK, we have four people, but being that we're about to be in the middle of a giant firefight, I'd like at least one security officer present to continue.
(21:27:43) DoctorTav: I like that, Wright.
(21:28:03) CdrTKirr: Ah.
(21:28:04) LtAlexisWright: SPOILER ALERT
(21:28:04) DoctorTav: Green.
(21:28:13) DoctorTav: Thinking: Green.
(21:28:18) DoctorTav: Tail.
(21:28:19) VAdmBlackthorne: Like anyone actually thought we'd get away with no trouble.
(21:28:20) DoctorTav: Wings.
(21:28:34) DoctorTav: Glomps.
(21:28:44) DoctorTav: Horn. On back of head.
(21:28:47) LtAlexisWright: Kuari in charge of marines? She'd implode
(21:28:49) CdrTKirr: But Vulcans like calmness.
(21:28:57) DoctorTav: Admiral, I can't think of who you might be talking about from Security.
(21:29:01) CdrTKirr: I'm getting a very distinct impression here.
(21:29:42) CdrTKirr: Waiting for word from the boss.
(21:29:49) DoctorTav: And I'm not even psychic.
(21:29:54) LtAlexisWright: Bruce Springsteen is here?
(21:30:10) VAdmBlackthorne: Nah, he was born to run.
(21:30:28) CdrTKirr: lol
(21:31:52) VAdmBlackthorne: So given that the other option is to stretch out the preparations to leave, I think we should just try again next week.
(21:32:06) VAdmBlackthorne: At least it's nice to get together and say hi?
(21:32:08) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@v-30-997-94-44.hsd7.vt.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:32:14) CdrTKirr: Well.
(21:32:15) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah! There he is!
(21:32:20) LtAlexisWright: Speak of the devil...
(21:32:52) ColDougMcKnight: (Ugh. Sorry, by quick errand, I THOUGHT I meant quicker than that. Damn customers paying in cash for the 200 dollar plus purchase of on sale vitamins. )
(21:33:04) VAdmBlackthorne: We hadn't started.
(21:33:23) DoctorTav: That doesn't sound like any fun at all.
(21:33:32) DoctorTav: Sorry, sir. We don't take cash.
(21:33:34) LtAlexisWright: We may have been about to pack it in.
(21:33:57) VAdmBlackthorne: But now we can start!
(21:34:09) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEEEET :: Attention!
(21:34:13) ColDougMcKnight: Well, mission accomplished at least. Rachel's medication acquired.
(21:34:15) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(21:34:16) LtAlexisWright: ::AA::
(21:36:06) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: We are still in formation with Ot's rebel fleet in the upper atmosphere of a turquoise gas giant. He's given the signal that they plan to attack the orbiting government fleet in fifteen minutes. Hopefully we'll be repaired well enough by then.
(21:36:08) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(21:37:16) CdrTKirr: Yeah, do we have an engineer? =X
(21:37:32) LtAlexisWright: all diplomacy options exhausted or declined?
(21:37:35) ColDougMcKnight: She's logging in now.
(21:37:39) VAdmBlackthorne: woohoo!
(21:38:15) Cubit [Mibbit@v-30-997-94-44.hsd7.vt.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:38:18) LtCmdrBusard [Mibbit@v-30-997-94-44.hsd7.vt.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:38:18) Rubix [Mibbit@v-30-997-94-44.hsd7.vt.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:38:26) ColDougMcKnight: Couple questions, yeah. We ARE meant to be hidden from their sensors right now, yeah? I was assuming that's why the rebels had their base down here.
(21:38:40) LtKuari [TKirr@90-43-96-75.res.bhn.net] entered the room.
(21:38:51) VAdmBlackthorne: Yeah, the gas giant itself causes problems with that.
(21:38:55) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Rachel
(21:39:00) Cubit: Hoy!
(21:39:10) Rubix: Hoy?
(21:39:16) LtCmdrBusard: Okay, THIS is Busard
(21:39:24) LtCmdrBusard: Had to get my tabs in the right order.
(21:39:34) LtCmdrBusard: Anyway, question.
(21:39:48) ColDougMcKnight: Okay, so...theoretically, the bad guys don't know we're here? We could, for instance, just work our way to the far side of the planet and make a break for it while everyone's busy shooting at each other?
(21:39:49) CdrTKirr: Agrees the Vulcan that glomps and licks people on occasion.
(21:40:10) CdrHarper [Mibbit@lnym-73-158-179-06.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
(21:40:26) LtCmdrBusard: I know our sensors are not the most reliable right now, but would they be able to pick up the phase variance between the Atlantis and, say, an attacking ship?
(21:40:46) DoctorTav: Hilarity ensues when Vulcans start licking. At least they don't eat anything with flavor, so they don't get bad breath often.
(21:41:12) CdrTKirr: Flavor causes bad breath?
(21:41:16) LtCmdrBusard: And could a certain engineer, perhaps assisted by a certain science officer, adjust said variance so that our shields are operating in phase with the enemy, but our weapons are not?
(21:41:32) VAdmBlackthorne: McKnight - the problem with that would be that we're flying around below orbital velocity and it would take quite a long time to fly around such a large planet.
(21:41:40) LtAlexisWright: They can pick up pretty much whatever readings you want, but it's a gamble as to whether those readings are accurate
(21:41:50) VAdmBlackthorne: Busard - Yes but you'd need some sample shots to get the readings from.
(21:42:28) Cubit: So...basically, yes, but we'd have to get readings from being in combat first.
(21:42:37) LtCmdrBusard: *ahem*
(21:42:40) LtCmdrBusard: Right?
(21:42:42) VAdmBlackthorne: Yup
(21:42:50) LtCmdrBusard: Alrighty then!
(21:42:58) LtCmdrBusard: I....have a plan! Mwahahahaha!
(21:43:20) LtAlexisWright: I... am an accomplice! Mwahahahaha!
(21:43:27) VAdmBlackthorne: Oh myyyyy
(21:43:31) ColDougMcKnight: Okay...then my apologies for holding things up so long, but I just wanted to clarify that I didn't make a mistake last sim, since it would affect how this battle played out.
(21:43:45) LtCmdrBusard: :: Dons her goggles and over-sized black gloves::
(21:44:02) ColDougMcKnight: I hset up torpedoes to shoot down torpedoes, because I assumed phasers would be unable to make contact due to the phase thingie. Yea, or nay?
(21:44:21) ColDougMcKnight: And that IS my last question.
(21:44:50) VAdmBlackthorne: Nay. Energy's out of phase, meaning energy-based shields can't stop energy weapons, but those same weapons still mess with your hull something fierce. Torpedos are basically the still same since they're solid.
(21:45:42) ColDougMcKnight: Okay.
(21:45:49) VAdmBlackthorne: Is good?
(21:46:33) LtAlexisWright: Very yes.
(21:47:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Here we gooooo!
(21:47:17) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:47:19) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:47:24) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:47:32) VAdmBlackthorne: :: in the center seat, looking slightly irritated ::
(21:47:43) CdrTKirr: :: in the off-seat ::
(21:48:12) LtAlexisWright: :: at Science, brows knit together in concentration ::
(21:48:51) LtCmdrBusard: :: Finishes chugging an extra large raktajino, and suddenly, HAS AN IDEA!::
(21:48:55) LtCmdrBusard: Wow, I can't believe I didn't think of this before.
(21:49:16) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ Busard to Lt. Wright.
(21:49:38) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ Go for Wright, Commander.
(21:50:12) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ So you know how this whole being out of phase thing has been problematic, especially to our hull?
(21:50:50) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ I had begun to wonder about that, ma'am.
(21:52:49) VAdmBlackthorne: :: listens to the conversation with interest ::
(21:52:49) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ I think I know how we can fix it. Up side? It won't be hard to fix once we have the right information. Down side? We have to engage an enemy ship in order to get that information.
(21:53:18) CdrHarper: :: sends word out to the Sharks to get their planes ready ::
(21:54:30) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ If we can get the sensors to work just enough to lock onto what the enemy ship's phase variance is, we can adjust our shields to match it, and block their fire.
(21:55:21) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ I think I see what you're getting at... and I like it. My arrays are all back online and running self-diagnostics... everything looks good so far, but I can't promise that the readings we get will be accurate. Still, it's significantly better than the alternative.
(21:55:36) LtCmdrBusard: At the same time, if we leave our phasers out of phase with the enemy ship, we should be able to tear them a new exhaust pipe without them being able to get at us.
(21:56:12) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ Yeah...I've done enough hull repairs for one adventure.
(21:56:24) CdrTKirr: :: perks eyebrow at proper cue in conversation ::
(21:56:54) ColDougMcKnight: + To whomsoever + Well, I'll try to buy us the time. I'm surrendering torpedo control to Lieutenant Harper at auxiliary station one. I'll be focusing on using phaser sweeps to carve us out a little shoe box of security.
(21:56:57) LtKuari: :: strains at a particularly heavy chunk of secondary hull at the repair site ::
(21:57:25) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ :: nodding, as if Percy can see her :: I think it's a great idea. Where do you want me? How can I help?
(21:58:08) VAdmBlackthorne: (Lt. Harper is in the ER getting stitches in her hand)
(21:58:42) LtCmdrBusard left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(21:59:02) Rubix: (Ugh, sorry. Computer is being weird.)
(21:59:06) LtCmdrBusard [Mibbit@v-30-997-94-44.hsd7.vt.comcast.net] entered the room.
(21:59:33) VAdmBlackthorne: (As in her player is!)
(21:59:56) Rubix: (Hey :-()
(22:00:10) LtAlexisWright: (Margot is in the ER?)
(22:00:14) VAdmBlackthorne: (Yup)
(22:00:20) VAdmBlackthorne: (She's fine, just getting sewn up)
(22:00:30) LtAlexisWright: (ouchies, poor dear)
(22:00:34) Rubix: (Oh....nevermind. Whoops)
(22:00:38) CdrTKirr: (( FutureDoctor fail ))
(22:00:49) Rubix: (Boo stitches!)
(22:00:53) ColDougMcKnight: (Ouch. I hope she won't mind me having her continue doing what she was doing at the end of last week.)
(22:00:54) VAdmBlackthorne: (I told her to just shield and renew, but that doesn't work in RL apparently)
(22:01:00) VAdmBlackthorne: (No that's fine Mike)
(22:01:17) LtCmdrBusard: Work on the sensors, and do everything you can to get a solid reading. Once you have it, send it down to me and I'll adjust the shield batteries accordingly.
(22:01:19) VAdmBlackthorne: (5 minutes tillt he fleet moves)
(22:01:23) LtAlexisWright: (lulz shield & renew)
(22:04:18) LtCmdrBusard: (tag?)
(22:04:23) VAdmBlackthorne: (pie)
(22:04:32) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ I'll patch my scanner output directly to the Engineering terminal of your choice. Ignore all the numbers except the one that is pulsing. That'll be the phase variance on their energy weapons. That will let you respond more quickly than voice, yes?
(22:04:51) LtCmdrBusard: :: Grins :: Indeed!
(22:05:35) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ Okay, I have two minutes to program that... please send up the terminal ID you want me to use.
(22:05:46) LtAlexisWright: :: fingers flying over her console ::
(22:06:03) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ Sending. :: Tappity tap tap tap::
(22:06:53) Cubit: :: Does an inspiring dance on a handrail. ::
(22:07:24) LtAlexisWright: :: sees the information pop up on a side screen, keeps doing whatever she was doing with her left hand while making the terminal link with her right hand... it looks alarmingly like she's just pressing random buttons without even looking at them ::
(22:07:48) Cubit: (That's because she is!!)
(22:07:55) LtAlexisWright: (ShhhhH!!!!)
(22:08:05) Cubit: (Secretly, Lt. Wright is only authorized to be a pastry chef!)
(22:08:13) Cubit: :: Dance dance dance::
(22:08:17) VAdmBlackthorne: (She's just really really really lucky and pushes the right buttons)
(22:08:22) LtAlexisWright: (junior pastry chef :( )
(22:09:11) Rubix: :: Knocks Cubit over, causing him to fall with a Whirrr! of surprise. Then makes a series of beeps that sound oddly like giggles.::
(22:09:32) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Ot's fleet starts to accelerate towards orbit.
(22:09:42) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ okay, you should see a pulsing number on the console you chose... that's the phase variance of our weapons as picked up by the scanner now. Confirm accurate?
(22:10:10) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ :: Checks her indicators:: Confirmed.
(22:11:24) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ Okay... any future numbers will be readings from a targeted vessel's energy weapons. Good luck, Commander.
(22:11:43) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sees Ot's ships move out :: Now or never, folks.
(22:11:49) VAdmBlackthorne: Kate, follow them.
(22:12:09) CdrHarper: Aye aye. :: starts the ship into an accelerating climb ::
(22:12:09) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ You too, Lieutenant.
(22:13:03) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks to the readings coming out, while sipping on her second raktajino. Good to the last drop!::
(22:13:58) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Coordinating last minute hull repairs, scrambling as he feels the ship move. Now seems as good a time as any to try out a slightly larger scale application of his usual playing around with holographic technology. :: Okay, last emitter's in place. Give me a confirmation on the generators!
(22:14:22) LtCmdrBusard: (test)
(22:14:27) LtCmdrBusard: (Oh good.)
(22:14:35) VAdmBlackthorne: (:toot:)
(22:14:40) LtAlexisWright: :: the lights from her console reveal a brief smile :: I am linking the selected sensors directly into the targeting system so they will auto-scan whatever we are pointing at.
(22:15:29) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Our relatively quick climb to orbital velocity produces some noticable shock heating ahead of the shields, which looks awesome.
(22:15:45) VAdmBlackthorne: As soon as we clear the cloudtops, warp eight.
(22:15:54) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ Acknowledged. When the numbers start becoming consistent, I'll make the adjustments.
(22:16:06) CdrHarper: Aye.
(22:16:21) ColDougMcKnight: Random engineer> :: Looks at her console. :: Power is green, linkage is green. Good to go, sir.
(22:17:28) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> Okay, firing it up! Everyone get clear of the compromised sections!
(22:18:10) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Ot fleet clears atmosphere...
(22:18:13) CdrTKirr: :: periodically looks between the main viewer and her small console, watching their progress ::
(22:18:25) LtKuari: :: flees to a higher deck ::
(22:19:02) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> A switch is flipped, and on the inside of all the hull sections identified as still most dangerously weak, more wall shows up behind it, buttressed by big new support struts that take up big chunks of hallway. They glow bright blue, but they should hold, even in the event of main power failure.
(22:19:59) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Followed by us. We're immediately in a heated firefight and are struck broadside by a phaser-like shot, which cuts a horizontal gouge through our secondary hull, causing all sorts of systems failures, decompressions, explosions, and general mayhem.
(22:20:31) VAdmBlackthorne: Bloody hell, get us out of here!
(22:21:09) CdrHarper: :: gets nothing from the big engines :: Warp and Slipstream drives both offline sir!
(22:21:35) LtKuari: :: is clear of the damage, but close enough to hear an awful racket reverberating through the inner compartments and decks ::
(22:22:09) CdrTKirr: Sensors? Weapons?
(22:22:24) VAdmBlackthorne: Colonel, do we have still have weapons?!
(22:22:27) LtAlexisWright: :: sending general damage information to Sickbay for medical teams to act on ::
(22:22:39) DoctorTav: :: feeling the rocking from that last hit, checks the status as reports start coming in. At least four casualties. Tav brings the EMH online and readies his staff ::
(22:23:17) LtAlexisWright: Parts of the sensor array have been damaged, but I am attempting to compensate.
(22:23:24) DoctorTav: :: watches as more reports including Wright's flood in ::
(22:24:23) LtAlexisWright: :: thinks, then just starts patching operations reports directly to Sickbay for Tav to use or ignore as needed ::
(22:25:14) VAdmBlackthorne: (iTunes picks now to play Battle in the Mutara Nebula, wooooot)
(22:25:29) ColDougMcKnight: :: Doesn't look happy, but nods. :: Yeah. Damn thing got in through a compromised section of hull armor, hit us like a bullet in the gut. But they seem to have missed all my relevant relays, and main power's still up.
(22:25:33) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ Wright to Busard, Commander, please update Engineering status.
(22:26:00) VAdmBlackthorne: Weapons free then! Kate, get your birds in the air.
(22:26:08) CdrTKirr: (( How many just YouTubed that? ))
(22:26:42) LtAlexisWright: (( this laptop doesn't have a sound card and my phone is way over there ))
(22:27:00) CdrHarper: Aye sir. +Sharks+ All pilots to your spacecraft!
(22:27:08) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes over the helm from Harper ::
(22:27:10) LtCmdrBusard: :: Concentrates on the readings she's getting:: +Bridge+ Sending teams to seal off damaged hull sections. Phase variance not yet acquired. I think we're close, though.
(22:27:33) CdrHarper: :: enters the TL :: Assault Bay.
(22:27:34) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods to his own Harper to fuck up targets at her discretion, ascertains that there are no torpedoes on a likely incoming trajectory just yet, and unloads on the nearest enemy ship. ::
(22:27:59) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The comm channels start to fill up as the two sides start... well, arguing. While they're fighting to the death.
(22:28:26) CdrTKirr: :: sticks to the center, if anything to compensate for Blackthorne's sudden distraction from command <_< ::
(22:28:34) Rubix: SydRyan> Suited up and ready to go! :: Hops in her fighter, and starts the launch sequence:: +Sharks+ Crazy Horse, engaging launch sequence!
(22:28:51) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ I've lost a significant number of sensors near the area where we were hit, but the ones linked to the targeting scanner are 90% green, as soon as we start picking out some targets you'll definitely get some numbers. I'm working on the remainder of the array.
(22:29:21) LtKuari: :: waits at an emergency bulkhead, hopping from foot to foot to foot to foot ::
(22:29:24) VAdmBlackthorne: :: tries to keep Atlantis's wounded side free from fire, entering evasive patterns ::
(22:29:41) CdrHarper: :: arrives in the assault bay, dashes into the locker room and suits up quickly ::
(22:30:26) LtAlexisWright: Colonel, can you please acquire an enemy target just so we can get some sensor readings?
(22:30:29) VAdmBlackthorne: Confederate Ship> It is useless to fight us! The government knows what is best for all!
(22:30:31) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ Good! I'll try to get you some extra power to work with. :: Starts tapping away at a separate console, rerouting power from low-priority systems to the sensor array.::
(22:30:34) DoctorTav: :: sends the first two off for his staff to work on. He needs to begin prep on an explosiv decompression victim. Since that covers a wide range of possibly life-threatening injuries, Tav watches the reports on that crewmember especially closely. ::
(22:31:05) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: in her own fighter, flipping switches and psyching herself up to defend the mothership ::
(22:31:54) ColDougMcKnight: Colonel> ::Grimaces and stabs a few buttons before going back to what he's doing. :: I've tapped you in to my targeting computer. Take your pick, but I suggest the more distant. I don't plan for anything else to last long.
(22:32:24) ColDougMcKnight: (...huh. I have no idea why I just typed Colonel. I'm sure it made sense at the time. )
(22:32:25) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Despite our best efforts, another phaser-like blast cuts through the port side of the saucer. Shortly after, they apparently figure out that we effectively have no shields, and unauthorized transports are detected.
(22:32:56) LtAlexisWright: :: swiftly selects some targets that are engaged in active firefighting, switching as vessels are destroyed
(22:33:04) CdrHarper: :: runs out of the locker room and jumps into Boudica :: +S+ Sharks, Firefly, commcheck!
(22:33:14) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ Data incoming!
(22:33:16) LtCmdrBusard: :: Sees the transports arriving:: Engineers, arm yourselves! We're being boarded!
(22:33:18) CdrHarper: (It's been so long it actually took me a second to remember the name of the fighter)
(22:33:45) LtCmdrBusard: Syd>+S+ Crazy Horse, reporting in!
(22:34:11) LtKuari: :: is immediately summoned to the nearest boarding site by the Computer, turns tail and runs ::
(22:34:13) VAdmBlackthorne: (Get that wrench!)
(22:34:36) LtCmdrBusard: (Oh, I ALWAYS have that wrench)
(22:34:44) LtCmdrBusard: :: Grabs a phaser, though, just in case::
(22:34:49) CdrTKirr: Ash> Ash, copy!
(22:35:52) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ Commander! I show a confirmed reading! Please adjust shields!
(22:35:53) CdrHarper: +S+ Let us hope their targeting computers have trouble with small fighters. Keep Atlantis safe and launch! :: floors it out the doors ::
(22:36:17) LtCmdrBusard: :: Reads through the data, immediately finding a set of numbers that constantly repeat:: YES! I've got it! +Wright+ I see it too. Adjusting shields now!
(22:37:15) CdrTKirr: We've been boarded, decks two, seven, eleven, sixteen. Dispatch Security.
(22:37:20) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> As per latest security protocols, security fields flare to life around all the registered unauthorized beam in sites, and security is notified. At least, that's the idea. Given the fluctuations in the power grid and internal sensors, the protocol fails to activate in multiple locations, but it takes out some of the "Oh, fuck." factor.
(22:37:28) LtAlexisWright: :: mutters to herself :: I bet she's still reading through all the data even though I made the number pulse.
(22:37:37) LtCmdrBusard: :: Jumps away from her station in engineering, PADD with info in hand, heading straight to the shield battery station. Immediately she starts adjusting the phase to match the readings the enemy ships are putting out.::
(22:38:39) VAdmBlackthorne: Wright, transmit that number to the Sharks and have them make the adjustment to their shields as well.
(22:38:47) LtCmdrBusard: +Wright+ The shields are adjusting. Estimate thirty seconds to full phase realignment!
(22:38:52) ColDougMcKnight: :: Doesn't look up from his console. :: They're already on the way.
(22:39:06) LtAlexisWright: Already on it, Sir. :: hits the "send" button ::
(22:39:16) LtKuari: :: quickly scales a deck and closes on the boarding party outside Engineering, joined by three others ::
(22:39:26) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: is one of those already on the way, with a squad of marines ::
(22:39:56) CdrHarper: :: gets the data and quickly adjusts shields :: +S+ Sharks, Firefly, implement the shield adjustments from Atlantis.
(22:40:07) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> :: Follows Firefly out, firing on the first target she finds::
(22:40:28) CdrTKirr: Ash> With pleasure... :: punches in the update ::
(22:41:15) DoctorTav: :: sees the report of the transports just before his decompression arrives. :: Dammit. :: The decompression victim arrives, and Tav sees that this guy will have to wait for a few more critically injured crewmen. He has the team that isn't with a patient yet set up Triage ::
(22:41:29) CdrHarper: +S+ Form up with your wings and attack! Crazy Horse, target ahead.
(22:41:30) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> :: Notes the shield phase command:: Acknowledged. :: enters in the phase change, maneuvering to avoid fire until the change is complete::
(22:42:12) LtKuari: :: turns the corner and finds the security field outside Engineering flickering, but currently holding three enemy soldiers, two others apparently having escaped the field and attempting to break through Engineering's lockdown ::
(22:42:21) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> +S+ I see 'em! :: Fires a spiral of microtorps at the indicated target::
(22:42:29) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: finds a band of Confederates carefully attempting to make their way through deck two and up to the bridge ::
(22:42:32) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> Rounding a corner, looking for the nearest ODN access hatch to determine why emergency bulkheads aren't responding (The force fields, oddly enough, seem to have fared better. Power systems are weird.), runs face first into an armed and angry looking alien of the week. Fortunately, said alien also falls from the collision that leaves him with a
(22:42:36) ColDougMcKnight: broken nose. ::
(22:43:03) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: forms up as told, ready to implement a well-timed and coordinated attack with her wing ::
(22:43:11) CdrHarper: :: lets loose some out-of-phase phaser fire ::
(22:45:10) LtKuari: :: quickly downs the three trapped soldiers through the field as their weapons are tuned to fire through, commands the field to be dropped, then chases the other two aliens ::
(22:45:13) VAdmBlackthorne: Colonel, I think I can get us an attack angle on target 15. :: brings Atlantis about, favoring the wounded side in case the shield mods don't work ::
(22:45:13) ColDougMcKnight: Chaka> :: Restraining his urge to unload everything at the closest target, he closes distance so as to allow for more precise, intense damage to weapons arrays. ::
(22:45:14) LtCmdrBusard: :: Hears the enemies on the doorstep:: Defensive positions! :: Looks and sees the shield readings now matching the enemies' fire:: +Bridge+ Busard to Bridge! The shields have adjusted and should be functioning normally. I need a security detail to Engineering bay doors, though! We're about to have company.
(22:45:28) LtAlexisWright: :: watching the shields :: Shields are re-initialized with new phase variance!
(22:45:47) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Said target immediately hits us as we come to attack - and the shields DO hold!
(22:46:11) ColDougMcKnight: +Busard+ You've got help on the way. They don't.
(22:46:23) LtAlexisWright: Shields are holding!
(22:47:09) LtAlexisWright: +Busard+ Commander, shields are holding! It worked!
(22:47:11) LtCmdrBusard: +Bridge+ Good to hear. Incidentally, I think it should be noted that I adjusted our shields...and not our phasers.
(22:47:50) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: pins down the intruders on deck two with riflefire ::
(22:47:51) CdrTKirr: :: allows a breath of relief before assessing their next engagement :: Excellent work, you two.
(22:48:02) ColDougMcKnight: :: Given this new development, he retakes torpedo control, and plants a trio of quantum torpedoes onto target 15's hindquarters. This kills their engines, allowing him to finish the job with a phaser blast that enters a new hole in their hull and shears through every deck in its way. ::
(22:48:04) VAdmBlackthorne: Damn straight.
(22:48:15) LtCmdrBusard: +Bridge+ Thank you, sirs.
(22:48:35) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Comm channels are also still full of arguments between the two fleets. Several ships switch sides.
(22:48:37) LtAlexisWright: :: echoes :: Thank you, sirs.
(22:49:50) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Target 14, seeing Target 15's destruction, joins the rebels and fires on Target 16.
(22:50:22) LtAlexisWright: All undamaged sensors are back online.
(22:50:40) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> This is offset by a couple of the rebels turning and firing on Ot's ship.
(22:50:45) LtKuari: AotW2> :: rushes at Quinn, but is gunned down from the distant Kuari and drops just short of the engineer ::
(22:51:40) LtKuari: AotW1> :: stares at the advancing marines, glances up at Quinn holding his bleeding nose, thinking oh crap ::
(22:51:55) VAdmBlackthorne: Syvek> :: tosses a grenade ::
(22:52:10) VAdmBlackthorne: This fight is mayhem.
(22:52:54) VAdmBlackthorne: Ot> The government does not represent you! You are all individuals, and should have the right to determine your own path!
(22:53:17) CdrTKirr: Ash> :: forms back up with her wing after an assault at a closing enemy that's now spacedust and can't help but smirk a little ::
(22:53:24) CdrHarper: :: comes back around on that target and does some more cutting with those deliciously out of phase phasers ::
(22:53:33) DoctorTav: :: makes his rounds through the Triage and sees that Crewman Rinyar is at the edge. Tav has her prepped for surgery, hoping he can find some way to save her after after her close encounter with a plasma conduit ::
(22:53:58) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Lets loose a panicked and disjointed stream of swears as AotW1 collects himself and raises his rifle. Button mashing on his Omni-tool without pausing to check what holographic object he's re-creating, he just barely manages to block the shot with a hastily upraised...model Daedalus class starship. ::
(22:54:13) ColDougMcKnight: ...huh.
(22:54:29) CdrTKirr: Rinyar> Oh the pain!
(22:55:08) VAdmBlackthorne: (Five minutes!)
(22:55:32) CdrHarper: :: finishes the attack run, the ship reeling :: +S+ Finish that one off, Crazy Horse!
(22:55:43) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Recovers his composure just a moment faster than the confused alien, and swings it by the oversized globe portion, knocking his attacker back off his feet. ::
(22:55:58) DoctorTav: :: turns on a heel, surprised that Rinyar has somehow managed to regain consciousness and screams at the medic closest to her :: GET HER ANESTHETIZED STAT!
(22:57:09) VAdmBlackthorne: :: With functional shields, he flies with a bit more confidence and wades Atlantis into the fray ::
(22:57:11) LtKuari: :: having lost her line of sight, rushes to Quinn and wrenches the rifle from the dazed alien, stepping on him and peering at Quinn :: Nice...starship.
(22:57:32) LtAlexisWright: :: is currently looking through the boarding party locations, determining which are well-contained and which involve bad guys running amok on Atlantis, and transmits this information to the Marines ::
(22:57:51) CdrTKirr: Rinyar> OOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWwwwww.....Zzzz...
(22:58:25) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Dismisses the badly mangled holo-model, and glances over at Kuari. :: Huh? Oh, thanks. Hand me that weapon, wouldja?
(23:00:07) LtKuari: :: cocks her head, hesitating at handing an assault rifle to an engineer, but acknowledges he's a fellow officer and does so ::
(23:00:21) LtCmdrBusard: Syd> +S+ With pleasure, ma'am. :: Opens fire, destroying what little was still holding the ship together.::
(23:00:29) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:31) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:32) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:37) DoctorTav: :: pauses ::
(23:00:42) LtAlexisWright: :: || ::
(23:00:43) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(23:00:46) LtCmdrBusard: :: paused::
(23:00:58) Rubix: :: Does the pause dance::
(23:00:59) VAdmBlackthorne: Nice job everyone!
(23:01:09) LtCmdrBusard: Hooray!
(23:01:37) CdrTKirr: At the risk of sounding like I'm training at work...nice communication. =)
(23:02:07) LtAlexisWright: At the risk of sounding like I'm athletic in any way... good hustle!
(23:02:28) VAdmBlackthorne: It really was, that was nice seeing y'all solve the big problem like that.
(23:02:42) LtCmdrBusard: At the risk of sounding like Errol Flynn...Ha HAH!
(23:02:48) LtAlexisWright: D'aw shucks, twas all Percy's idea.
(23:02:58) LtKuari left the room.
(23:03:08) LtCmdrBusard: But it wouldn't've worked if you hadn't gotten me the data.
(23:03:25) LtAlexisWright: I am good at getting data!
(23:03:33) LtCmdrBusard: Go team Nerd!
(23:03:33) DoctorTav: Is what we're doing now kinda like cheating?
(23:03:45) LtAlexisWright: Team Nerd rules!
(23:03:59) LtCmdrBusard: ...Nooooooo....:: shifty eyes::
(23:04:14) VAdmBlackthorne: Cheating?! Watch your mouf.
(23:04:21) LtAlexisWright: Once they figure out what we figured out, they can do the same thing we did
(23:04:24) DoctorTav: Sir, Yes, Sir!
(23:04:34) LtCmdrBusard: Well, yes, but they're NPCs.
(23:04:40) VAdmBlackthorne: She's right. They are.
(23:04:47) LtCmdrBusard: Their INT scores are, like, 10 at best.
(23:04:48) DoctorTav: So that means, are they capable of figuring such things out?
(23:04:49) VAdmBlackthorne: We also have contracts in the show.
(23:05:03) DoctorTav: How many of our enemies are wearing red shirts?
(23:05:05) LtAlexisWright: but my point is that it's possible for them to do the same, technically, therefore not chearing
(23:05:19) LtAlexisWright: or cheating
(23:05:20) CdrTKirr: lol @ INT score
(23:05:35) VAdmBlackthorne: Hm, how much experience do we get for this?
(23:05:40) LtAlexisWright: WIS is pretty low too
(23:05:47) DoctorTav: 1,000,000,032 exp
(23:05:52) LtAlexisWright: and from the descriptions I saw, CHA is also not the strong suit
(23:05:59) CdrTKirr: The NPCs always hit so damn hard though, why is that?
(23:06:14) LtAlexisWright: lots of STR
(23:06:15) LtCmdrBusard: My INT Score is an 18!...but my STR is maybe a 9.
(23:06:15) CdrTKirr: I mean, you're made for half a dozen people to pound on, and you take forever to die
(23:06:32) CdrTKirr: You hit me? I die in two hits, I'm paper
(23:06:40) CdrTKirr: INT high tho ^_^
(23:06:47) DoctorTav: Ooh, ooh, ooh! Do me!
(23:06:53) LtCmdrBusard: Ah, but we have tech-clerics!
(23:07:01) LtCmdrBusard: I.E. Doctor Tav.
(23:07:20) DoctorTav: Gimme an E!
(23:07:25) LtCmdrBusard: So he's gotta have hella rez spells.
(23:07:26) LtAlexisWright: Charisma?
(23:07:28) DoctorTav: Gimme a M!
(23:07:32) DoctorTav: Gimme a H!
(23:07:45) CdrTKirr: Damn pet class.
(23:07:47) LtAlexisWright: Don't clerics cast based on CHA?
(23:07:55) Rubix left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(23:07:55) Cubit left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(23:07:56) LtCmdrBusard left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(23:08:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Who knows, D&D went crazy after 3E from what I hear. They were wisdom based.
(23:08:25) LtAlexisWright: o rite
(23:08:59) DoctorTav: My symbiont has WIS like +40 or something. Too bad Jorvan doesn't always listen.
(23:09:01) VAdmBlackthorne: Sorcerers were CHA-based IIRC
(23:09:11) LtAlexisWright: and Bards <3
(23:09:27) VAdmBlackthorne: I hide behind the pile of dead bards!
(23:09:30) CdrTKirr: Was fun guys, see you next week
(23:09:36) LtAlexisWright: Wizzards are INT-based
(23:09:41) VAdmBlackthorne: Yeah, it was a blast!
(23:09:44) ColDougMcKnight: That movie ruled.
(23:09:45) LtAlexisWright: <3 pile of dead bards
(23:09:53) LtAlexisWright: it was an awesome movie.
(23:09:54) VAdmBlackthorne: OH
(23:10:02) VAdmBlackthorne: If you know that reference, there's a new one out!
(23:10:08) VAdmBlackthorne: watchthegamers.com, free til 8/31
(23:10:08) LtAlexisWright: !!!
(23:10:11) ColDougMcKnight: Is there, now?
(23:10:15) ColDougMcKnight: Nice.
(23:10:37) LtAlexisWright: This will be watched over the weekend
(23:10:40) ColDougMcKnight: I...am not quite sure how you'd put a marine on that whole thing.
(23:10:51) ColDougMcKnight: Ranger, maybe?
(23:11:01) CdrTKirr left the room.
(23:11:05) LtAlexisWright: Yar
(23:11:07) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, the role is more like a fighter, but the combat is more like an archer
(23:11:10) ColDougMcKnight: There's not really enough melee in the 24th century to say fighter.
(23:11:14) DoctorTav: Well, g'night everyone.
(23:11:19) ColDougMcKnight: Night.
(23:11:23) LtAlexisWright: G'night from me too <3
(23:11:27) LtAlexisWright left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(23:11:30) DoctorTav left the room.
(23:12:21) VAdmBlackthorne: Night!