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(21:03:22) The topic for #ST_MissionRoom1 is: =/\= Star Trek: Engage Mission Room 1
(21:03:22) Topic for #ST_MissionRoom1 set by ChanServ at 21:16:46 on 07/30/2014
(21:03:22) mode (+o VAdmBlackthorne) by ChanServ
(21:09:10) CEO_LtQuinn [] entered the room.
(21:14:14) mode (+vvv CSO_Lt_Wright ENG_Ens_Ilaihr XO_Cdr_TKirr) by VAdmBlackthorne
(21:14:15) mode (+vvv CEO_LtQuinn CMO_Dr_Tav MED_Ens_DrSlade) by VAdmBlackthorne
(21:14:15) mode (+v SCI_LtJG_TLira) by VAdmBlackthorne
(21:14:31) NAV_Cdr_Harper [] entered the room.
(21:14:50) mode (+v NAV_Cdr_Harper) by VAdmBlackthorne
(21:19:39) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:19:40) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:19:41) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:09) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CO: Five minutes to New Edmonton.
(21:20:37) VAdmBlackthorne: CSO: Anything on long-range sensors yet?
(21:21:39) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: ::Is finishing up with the Q-T torpedo. Tentatively wiping the sweat from is brow, as he finishes the infusion process::
(21:21:53) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Has, since the initial EPS connections were made, tidied up the holo-generator access, setting the cabling beneath the deck. We'll have that extra power, if needed, and without the tripping hazard. ::
(21:22:09) CSO_Lt_Wright: XO: Negative, Admiral.
(21:23:16) XO_Cdr_TKirr: :: works quietly at her off-center chair ::
(21:23:17) VAdmBlackthorne: Bridge: We may beat them to the punch just yet.
(21:23:44) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: lifts eyebrow and continues to peruse the shield harmonic readings ::
(21:24:30) NAV_Cdr_Harper: All: Slipstream flight termination in one minute.
(21:24:33) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Good thing we have not shut down the casualty bay, we may need it again :: Looks at Tav who seems lost in thought over the pending mission::
(21:24:39) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: ::Closes up the casing of the torpedo and backs away cautiously, taking a deep breath before programming the computer to store it ready for loading.::
(21:24:41) VAdmBlackthorne: All: Stand by for transition to normal space.
(21:25:08) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: *=
(21:25:35) CMO_Dr_Tav: :: is back in Sickbay, the thoughts of Crewman York still swirling around in his head. Losing a crewmember under his care, no matter that there was no chance. It registers in his mind that Dr. Slade was talking to him. :: MED: Sorry, Doctor?
(21:25:53) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis and Discovery drop from the slipstream.
(21:26:30) NAV_Cdr_Harper: All: Normal space. Drift.... just under 51 AU.
(21:26:35) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: ::Taps his commbadge:: *CO*: Captain the Quantum-Tricobalt warhead is ready to be loaded into the torpedo tubes when you deem necessary, sir.
(21:26:41) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Are you alright sir? :: Picks up a tricorder and proceeds to scan Tav::
(21:27:48) CMO_Dr_Tav: MED: I'm fine. I'm sorry. I just share your feelings about Crewman York, as illogical as it is to feel guilt. Doesn't mean we don't experience it, eh?
(21:28:40) VAdmBlackthorne: *ENG* Understood. Please contact the bridge through proper channels in the future, Ensign.
(21:29:25) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: Indeed sir, and now here we go again into yet another battle. I dont want to lose anyone else sir! :: Stares off into sickbay, expecting the worst with the coming hours::
(21:29:44) VAdmBlackthorne: CSO: Anything in the system out of the ordinary?
(21:29:52) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: *CO*: Understood sir.
(21:30:09) XO_Cdr_TKirr: :: looks up from her small console and angles her head towards Science, curious herself ::
(21:30:46) CSO_Lt_Wright: CO: :: shakes her head, turning to look at him :: Negative, Admiral
(21:30:48) CMO_Dr_Tav: MED: The blessing of what we do is that we save so many. I am so glad we live now and not a couple hundred years ago. But we can't save everyone. Don't ever let yourself get used to it.
(21:31:29) VAdmBlackthorne: All: Then let's plan an ambush.
(21:32:34) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: I assure you sir, I wont! :: Looks back at his Dept Head with the face of complete sincerity ::
(21:33:59) VAdmBlackthorne: CSO: Is there any natural feature of this star system we could use to briefly conceal our presence?
(21:34:04) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: ::Stares at the warhead for a moment, feeling very much like Frankenstein and his monster. Leaves the room, handing it back to the previous officers.::
(21:34:32) CMO_Dr_Tav: :: snaps out of the melancholy mood :: MED: You did very well back there in the surgical bay. Between Doctor Nolan and now you, my life is getting easier and easier... or so I thought before we found ourselves in this mess. We'll get through it.
(21:35:52) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: ::Makes quick pace to the turbolift.:: TL: Computer, Bridge please.
(21:36:06) MED_Ens_DrSlade: CMO: It is nice to know that this is a real mess to even you sir. Not the normal day to day! :: Breathes a sigh of relief:: CMO: Im going to round on the patients that we still have sir. If you will excuse me
(21:36:27) CSO_Lt_Wright: CO: The fifth planet has an elaborate ring system integrated with multiple small moons.
(21:36:30) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: ::The doors close and it starts to go up.:: TL: Belay that. Engineering. Double time.
(21:36:31) CMO_Dr_Tav: MED: Of course.
(21:37:35) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Nods to the CMO and begins to round on the few patients continuing to recover::
(21:37:35) VAdmBlackthorne: Hmm. Perhaps we could slip into the ring plane, providing our shields can take it.
(21:38:52) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to T'Kirr :: Do you think that they can?
(21:39:07) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Stands over a console near to the core, doing a quick after action diagnostic on the power transfer and field stability during flight and as they exited out of slipstream.:: Looking more and more stable all the time. Not bad.
(21:39:28) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: listens closely to the discussion :: Bridge: Perhaps using the planet's magnetic poles would provide cover from enemy sensors.
(21:39:34) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: ::Leaves the turbolift into engineering.::
(21:39:36) CSO_Lt_Wright: CO: I think we could slip in behind one of the moons and become part of the field with relatively low risk.
(21:39:45) CMO_Dr_Tav: :: heads to his office to get a few office tasks done before all hell breaks loose again. ::
(21:40:20) XO_Cdr_TKirr: :: looks to Blackthorne after studying her console :: CO: I believe they can.
(21:41:25) VAdmBlackthorne: All: Many options. Let's get there and find out. NAV: Take us to that planet. CSO: Signal Discovery our intentions and signal the colony with a warning.
(21:41:56) CSO_Lt_Wright: CO: Aye, Sir. :: immediately begins transmitting the requested signals ::
(21:42:15) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: ::Looks around, deciding on taking back up the position of maintaining the shields.::
(21:42:43) NAV_Cdr_Harper: NAV: Aye sir, engaging at warp five.
(21:46:11) CSO_Lt_Wright: :: noticing something on long-range sensors :: CO: Sir, looks like we've got bandits approaching. Currently at extreme range.
(21:46:17) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis and Discovery arrive at the magnificent ringed gas giant. The planet is a light orange with deep whorls of clouds.
(21:47:13) XO_Cdr_TKirr: :: stares at the main viewer ::
(21:47:39) VAdmBlackthorne: All: Assuming their sensors are worse than ours, we have a few minutes to figure this out.
(21:49:30) CSO_Lt_Wright: CO: They haven't altered course.
(21:50:42) VAdmBlackthorne: CSO: Will their approach course take them by this planet?
(21:53:06) CSO_Lt_Wright: CO: Aye, Sir.
(21:53:08) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: ::Takes a deep breath, feeling better about going into battle this time, primarily because he is no longer directly atop a bomb.::
(21:53:34) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: scans the planet's magnetic rings to test her theory ::
(21:55:14) VAdmBlackthorne: All: Convenient. Options?
(21:59:19) CSO_Lt_Wright: :: not being a tactical battle person, waits for others to chime in first ::
(22:00:00) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: thinks about the potential options :: CO: Perhaps using sensor probes to fool the enemy into thinking there are more of us then there actually are?
(22:00:49) VAdmBlackthorne: SCI: We want them to think there are none of us, at first.
(22:01:04) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: thinks about this again... ::
(22:03:41) CSO_Lt_Wright: CO: We can mask our presence by hiding behind this moon with the stream of dust particles behind it.
(22:05:27) CSO_Lt_Wright: CO: Then once they fly by, we can come out shooting from behind them?
(22:05:32) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: CSO: OK. Like Enceladus and its ice.
(22:05:45) VAdmBlackthorne: NAV: Take us in.
(22:06:23) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CO: Aye sir. :: gracefully arcs Atlantis toward the icy moon ::
(22:07:34) VAdmBlackthorne: Discovery> :: is on auto-follow ::
(22:08:30) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The two ships slip into the trail of icy dust that the moon is spewing.
(22:09:33) VAdmBlackthorne: :: gets up and walks over to Tac, looking over T'Kirr's shoulder :: All: Shields are holding nicely.
(22:10:12) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: ::Notices the tiny spike in the shields as the ice microparticles interact with them.::
(22:10:29) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: runs a long-range scan to try to get an accurate number for the Tzenkethi ships and formation. Not working so well with the auxiliary sensors. ::
(22:11:47) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Walks out of sickbay to the TL down the corridor:: TL: Dock 3
(22:14:15) VAdmBlackthorne: All: Now we sit and wait.
(22:14:23) VAdmBlackthorne: CSO: What is their ETA?
(22:14:51) CSO_Lt_Wright: CO: About 20 minutes, Sir.
(22:15:14) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Notes the same and runs a simulation on potential hull stress if the shields were dropped. ::
(22:15:17) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: TL door opens, steps off the TL and walks to the make shift casualty center checking in with Dr. Perron and Nurse Nightingale::
(22:16:40) GM_James left the room (Quit message).
(22:17:00) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Looks over to Ilaihr. :: ENG: I'm going to recommend we shut those down, since they seem to be going for low observability up there. But stick around. I imagine we'll need them before long.
(22:17:22) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> As time passes, we can see one heavy cruiser and six light cruisers on sensors.
(22:18:22) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: CEO: With our new fangled shield emitters, we could always modify the shield geometry as we do at slipstream; to allow the particles to flow more freely around the ship.
(22:20:14) CMO_Dr_Tav left the room (quit: Quit: Leaving.).
(22:21:49) CEO_LtQuinn: ENG: We COULD. But the sophisticated approach isn't always the best.
(22:22:45) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: After making sure the bay is in good working order he walks out back to the TL:: TL: Bridge
(22:23:36) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: Isn't much liking that heavy cruiser on the scans ::
(22:24:12) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: CEO: The hull should be able to take it. If 21st century probes could survive similar conditions, Atlantis will.
(22:25:00) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: TL Doors open and I take a deep breath and steps out, walks over to the XO and hands the PADD with patient status and bed availability:: CO&XO :: Sorry to bother, just doing my rounds thought I might drop the report off personally
(22:25:08) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: CEO: But don't answer the airlock if you happen to hear something knocking outside. ::Smiles::
(22:25:41) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Activates the comm. :: CO: Engineering to bridge. I'm guessing down here that we're sitting here to get the drop on that fleet. If so, I've run a hull stress analysis, and it's well within tolerance if we lower shields to minimize our power output.
(22:26:08) VAdmBlackthorne: *CEO* Understood. Thank you, lieutenant.
(22:26:18) CSO_Lt_Wright: CO: Looks like a heavy cruiser and six light cruisers, sir.
(22:26:26) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods to tactical to lower the shields, which we do ::
(22:26:36) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* Aye, sir. And not to worry. I've already closed the bussard collectors down tight.
(22:26:54) VAdmBlackthorne: All: Versus a Sovereign and a Galaxy. We can do it, but it will be tough.
(22:27:14) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Discovery follows suit and lowers her shields, and the two ships are assailed by ice pellets.
(22:27:15) MED_Ens_DrSlade: :: Seeing the high amount of stress on the bridge, makes his way back to the TL:: TL: Sickbay
(22:27:16) SCI_LtJG_TLira: CO: Are there any reinforcements in the area?
(22:27:29) VAdmBlackthorne: *CEO* Naturally.
(22:27:49) VAdmBlackthorne: SCI: Just us, we were the only available ships with slipstream.
(22:28:04) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: really isn't liking these odds at all ::
(22:28:22) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr: Self: Hmmm, sounds like wind chimes in a gale.
(22:28:32) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Smiles as shields go down, and turns up the audio, listening to the soft clattering sound as the ice impacts against the hull. :: All: You know, I may just make a recording of this. Help me get to sleep at night.
(22:29:25) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:29:27) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:29:28) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:32:43) SCI_LtJG_TLira left the room.
(22:32:53) ENG_Ens_Ilaihr left the room.
(22:33:31) NAV_Cdr_Harper left the room.
(22:33:35) CSO_Lt_Wright left the room (quit: Quit: HydraIRC -> <- Like it? Visit #hydrairc on EFNet).