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(20:58:54) The topic for #ST_MissionRoom1 is: =/\= Star Trek: Engage Mission Room 1 =/\=
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(21:15:13) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:15) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:16) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:49) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: keeps an eye out for Mercutio on all sensors, hoping to find some trace of them ::
(21:16:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: maintaining her lock on the away team in the event of trouble ::
(21:16:06) CO_Capt_Harper: :: eyeing the viewer with a look of partial annoyance and partial wariness ::
(21:16:23) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::TL slowly whirs as it descends to the shuttlebay.:: Self: These things could really do with some easy listening ambient music...
(21:16:39) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: is trying, seemingly in vain, to find that cloaked ship. It seems like they've perfected their cloak, which is more worrying than the simple fact it could cloak in the first place ::
(21:17:04) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: @::is sitting::
(21:17:21) XO_Cdr_Vallero: *CSO* Deschutes, requesting permission to dock.
(21:17:59) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Computer: Computer, play some flamenco, lighten up the transit a bit.
(21:18:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *XO* You're clear for the designated bay. Personnel decon is standing by.
(21:19:08) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: nods to Chaka ::
(21:19:13) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Major... have all of our buoys claiming this world been deployed?
(21:19:43) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye. All buoys deployed and engaged.
(21:20:46) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Does a few steps and some claps of his hand to the music, before the door opens.:: Self: Thank you, computer. ::Trots on down the corridor.::
(21:21:32) CEO_LtQuinn: Chaka> ::Returns the nod and initiates an abbreviated docking procedure, given the presence of a hostile in the vicinity. In other words, he approaches the shuttlebay without slowing down, instead firing the starboard thruster to spin them around at the last moment, and firing up the engines. He eases it onto the deck perfectly anyway, naturally. ::
(21:22:50) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Enters the shuttlebay and watches the Deschutes land.::
(21:23:10) CO_Capt_Harper: :: nods and contemplates their next move :
(21:24:16) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: We have the shuttle, Captain, if you wish to reactivate the shields.
(21:26:01) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: I assume you lowered shields only long enough for the shuttle to land?
(21:26:05) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: maintains her post next to the box within the shuttle, standing by ::
(21:26:17) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Waits patiently for the team and the device.::
(21:27:05) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: pops the shuttle door and rushes to oversee the transfer of the device ::
(21:27:17) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: checks the sensors again and is now mildly frustrated that nothing is appearing on anything, no matter what she tries. ::
(21:27:39) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: XO: Welcome back, Commander.
(21:29:32) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Of course.
(21:29:52) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: adjusts to lock on to everyone in the bay to beam them to quarantined safety if the need arises, since she can't beam the thing into space ::
(21:30:08) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: stands just inside the shuttle with other personnel awaiting decontamination, and nods to Ilaihr :: All right, where do you want this thing?
(21:31:53) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: XO: Where ever is convenient. ::Smiles.:: I trust you enjoyed your first away mission on the ship?
(21:32:18) CEO_LtQuinn: Chaka> :: Under his breath:: Seriously? Nothing? You think this thing handles like a hoverboard?
(21:32:34) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: suddenly grins :: Ilaihr: Oh yes, quite. Thank you.
(21:33:03) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: turns a half turn :: Chaka: And the landing was my favorite part of the whole mission!
(21:34:20) CEO_LtQuinn: Chaka> :: Grins :: That's more like it.
(21:34:57) CEO_LtQuinn: Chaka> The trick is to remember we don't use money, so you can't be asked to pay for any property damage.
(21:35:35) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Looks over the device as it's unloaded.:: XO: So that is the souvenir you brought me from the planet?
(21:38:21) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: the fast docking complete, returns to scanning for that bucket of bolts that has to take a lot of work to keep together. ::
(21:38:30) XO_Cdr_Vallero: Ilaihr: Yes, and I don't know where best to put it. You know this ship better than I do by a long shot.
(21:39:14) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Waits in engineering, vigilantly watching several display screens monitoring EPS pathways, hull integrity (For which he's reserved a portion of the reserve power if they need sudden reinforcement) and environmental readings. If so much as a panel in deuterium storage flickers, he'll know about it. ::
(21:39:37) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: XO: Just have it plonked down on a workbench over there. ::Nods at a work bench.:: If it's dangerous it'll be easier to dispose of.
(21:39:57) CO_Capt_Harper: NAV: Set a course - ACTION> Flynn's voice comes over the comm systems, interrupting her.
(21:40:26) CO_Capt_Harper: Flynn> *Atlantis* How rude, Captain, stealing my device and now clearly about to leave?
(21:40:27) XO_Cdr_Vallero: ENG: Sounds good. I'll get back to the Bridge. Report up when you've finished.
(21:40:35) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: has an idea and is interrupted by this voice that appeared. How odd... ::
(21:40:48) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: moves with the box, staring at it the whole time ::
(21:41:07) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Nods.::
(21:41:52) CO_Capt_Harper: *Flynn* I would say wasting our time with a fake distress call is rude as well. Not to mention the unprovoked attacks.
(21:42:45) CO_Capt_Harper: :: looks over to Wright and mouths "trace it" ::
(21:42:46) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: moves out of the shuttlebay and down the corridor on his way to the TL ::
(21:43:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: catches her eye and gives a brief nod, attempting to covertly trace the signal ::
(21:44:04) CO_Capt_Harper: Flynn> *Atlantis* All in good fun, Captain. No one was even hurt! :: laughs :: That doesn't have to change.
(21:44:14) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Follows the awayteam off the shuttle and out the bay to report to Wolfe. :: I'll bet 10 Quatloo's it's a trojan horse.
(21:44:37) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::makes his way back to Sickbay, decon complete::
(21:45:48) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Steps over to the workbench, and does a once over of the device. For a hodgebodge of technologies, it seems quite well crafted.::
(21:45:55) CO_Capt_Harper: *Flynn* Indeed it does not. We are, of course, willing to let you leave in peace.
(21:46:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: suppresses a snort of laughter ::
(21:46:36) XO_Cdr_Vallero: TL: Bridge. :: turns to Randen ::
(21:48:53) CO_Capt_Harper: Flynn> *Atlantis* Don't insult me, Captain. :: cuts the comm ::
(21:48:54) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Steps aboard the TL ::
(21:49:23) XO_Cdr_Vallero: TAC: Quite the mysterious object, isn't it?
(21:49:42) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: would be willing to insult Flynn all day long, but she'll leave that to the captain. Credit has to be given to him for being sneaky, though ::
(21:49:59) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Look sharp.
(21:50:06) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Starts taking the steps he had previously recommended to Kuari, when she was handling the device.
(21:50:17) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues scanning, weapons at the ready :: CO: Aye...
(21:50:31) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: watches Ilaihr work, from a respectable distance, of course ::
(21:50:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: shakes her head at Kate :: CO: Transmission was masked, Captain. Couldn't track it down.
(21:52:21) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Unsurprising, at this point.
(21:52:25) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Starts humming some Chopin to himself as he works.::
(21:53:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: attempts to at least determine a maximum radial distance given signal strength ::
(21:53:55) TAC_2LT_Randen: XO: Indeed it is.
(21:54:40) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: You seem nervous my dear. Relax. ::Waves his hand to imaginary music.::
(21:55:01) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: gives up in mild frustration when the math comes up too big to work with ::
(21:55:27) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Sees a notification that the bridge console has been vacated, hands things off to Gant, and makes his way to the bridge. ::
(21:55:40) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: enters the Bridge and approaches Harper ::
(21:55:54) CO_Capt_Harper: :: turns as Vallero returns :: XO: Commander.
(21:56:15) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: begins to hum along with Ilaihr softly ::
(21:56:55) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: but doesn't take her eyes off the box ::
(21:57:27) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Follows the XO out, along with a sigh of relief as he goes to Wolfe. :: CTO: Did I miss anything exciting?
(21:57:58) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: nods :: CO: Captain. :: takes his seat :: CO: Engineering is examining the transmitter device in the shuttle bay.
(21:58:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: gets a blip on sensors :: CO: Captain, I've lost telemetry on one of the buoys on the other side of the planet ::
(21:58:36) CEO_LtQuinn: ::Steps into the lift and asks for the bridge before tapping his comm badge.:: *ENG* Quinn to Ilaihr.
(21:58:41) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Manipulates the box, as he starts to disconnect it's power supply.::
(21:59:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Self: Surprised it took them this long.
(21:59:24) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: turns the scanners on that buoy that went down, looking for anything to indicate their new friends are about ::
(21:59:33) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Destroyed?
(21:59:54) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: waits for the next buoy to go offline to triangulate approximate position ::
(22:00:36) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: shakes his head :: CO: Unclear from the readings. It's just... gone. I am not picking it up on sensors, either.
(22:03:34) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: verifies ther readings :: CO: Captain - Another marker has vanished.
(22:04:55) CO_Capt_Harper: All: So he is exactly 180 degrees ahead in the same orbit.
(22:05:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: came to that conclusion just now with math, wondering how Kate just intuited it ::
(22:06:06) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Little boxes... on the hillside... little boxes... made of ticky tacky... ::Still disconnecting things.::
(22:06:25) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: So we should be able to determine his current course.
(22:07:01) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Sighs :: *ENG* Ilaihr, come in, please.
(22:07:19) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: If we adjust, so will he.
(22:07:39) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: awaiting the order to move anyway ::
(22:08:14) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: now expecting it :: CO: And the next one has vanished. I expect the one after that in abou 38 seconds, based on the path they're following.
(22:08:18) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Stops singing.:: *CEO*: Go ahead, Lieutenant.
(22:08:36) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: finds herself steadily drawing closer to Ilaihr, finally casting a shadow over his shoulder ::
(22:08:58) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: backs up suddenly as Quinn comms him ::
(22:09:16) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: absently aims all the photon torpedos at the second buoy he expects the Mercutio to take out ::
(22:09:43) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: wishes he could just press the FIRE button ::
(22:11:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: We could just keep laying new buoys behind him. That might make him mad.
(22:12:37) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: grins to himself at Wright's suggestion ::
(22:12:55) CO_Capt_Harper: :: starts to laugh, then thinks ::
(22:13:33) TAC_2LT_Randen: CTO: Anything I can do to help?
(22:14:01) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Perhaps if we rigged one to explode if tampered with.
(22:14:30) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: And there goes the next one.
(22:14:43) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: Crafty. Would teach him, wouldn't it?
(22:15:39) CEO_LtQuinn: *ENG* Ah, Ilaihr. I'm on my way up to the bridge now. Nice to stick my head up. But the computer sent me a notification that the station was vacant. Is there something wrong?
(22:15:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Especially if he's abducting them as we did with his box. Trojan horse. :: still assuming the box is going to do something awful and maintaining lock on those near it ::
(22:16:24) CO_Capt_Harper: All: I would have to think he would be smart enough to scan them before stealing them, if that is what he is doing.
(22:16:28) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: This thing actually looks a bit like the inside of Betty's communication array. Less Ferengi tech though.q
(22:17:16) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: We could adjust them to trasmit subspace signals if tampered with and use them to home in on the Mercutio.
(22:17:22) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: *CEO*: Not at all, Lieutenant. Merely dealing with the device the away team returned with.
(22:17:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: No tampering there, just adjusting things that are already on board.
(22:18:06) CEO_LtQuinn: *ENG*, device?
(22:18:14) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: currently attempting to track the enemy ship based on the probes being destroyed and what a likely orbital path would be. It seems so far there's nothing. ::
(22:19:05) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: *CEO*: Its a false signal emitter. Very well built out of Starfleet, Klingon and Romulan technolgy.
(22:19:49) CEO_LtQuinn: Computer: Computer, halt lift.
(22:20:00) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Subspace emissions should penetrate their cloak.
(22:21:26) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Notices Kuari's shadow over him, and smiles. Still disconnecting things.::
(22:21:30) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Shakes his head. :: Computer, resume lift.
(22:22:49) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: *CEO*: Personally I'd like to meet the person who's handiwork it is.
(22:23:05) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: offers Ilaihr a sheepish smile, having taken off her helm by now ::
(22:23:27) CEO_LtQuinn: *ENG* If you need assistance, put in a call to engineering, and I'd like a report as soon as possible. And in the future, I'd appreciate being kept in the loop about foreign technology being brought aboard the ship, alright?
(22:24:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: I could probably figure it out, but it'd be sometime next week because I'm not an engineer.
(22:24:49) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: *CEO*: As you wish, Lieutenant.
(22:24:53) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Fortunately, we have engineers aboard. :: smirks, then warily eyes the viewer ::
(22:25:05) CEO_LtQuinn: *ENG* Thank you. Quinn out.
(22:25:23) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Just then, an engineer! On the bridge! ::
(22:25:32) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: How are you feeling now, Lady Kuari?
(22:25:32) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: Lieutenant, just who I needed to see. Can we make a standard marker buoy emit subspace pings if tampered with?
(22:26:07) SEC_Lt_Kuari: ENG: :: blinks :: Oh, I'm just...alert. I don't trust it.
(22:26:19) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Blinks. :: CO: Um...well, it wouldn't actually take much tampering, ma'am. A marker buoy IS a transmitter.
(22:26:32) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: well, this is one slippery ship. Flynn deserves some credit for being crafty, it seems ::
(22:26:38) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: But normally not via subspace, yes?
(22:26:39) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: tracks the velocity of the Mercutio on his screen :: CO: Next one, right on schedule.
(22:26:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CEO: Meaning, can we make it subspace ping when someone moves it.
(22:27:07) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: As well you shouldn't. It could very well be taking scans of us as we speak.
(22:28:08) CEO_LtQuinn: CO, CSO: Well, yes. I could do that. Which buoy are we trying to modify?
(22:28:12) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Disconnects what he believes is the last connection to the power core.::
(22:28:54) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: Our friend out there is stealing our marker buoys. We would like one to give away his position when he does.
(22:28:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: corrects herself :: CEO: Our opponent is cloaked and likely stealing our buoys. We want the buoys to emit subspace signals after they've been abducted so we can use them to track the ship.
(22:29:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods at Kate :: CEO: What she said.
(22:30:06) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Nods, eyebrows lifting with interest. :: Ah, a remote reprogramming, then. Do I have five minutes?
(22:30:29) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: If you can do it remotely, that would be ideal. We can replace them as he steals them with little fanfare.
(22:32:24) CO_Capt_Harper: :: eyes the viewer warily ::
(22:33:34) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Device hasn't powered down.:: SEC: Disconcerting.....
(22:34:11) CEO_LtQuinn: CEO: The equipment is there. It's just a matter of programming. So...yes, I can do it. Just give me a target area.
(22:34:28) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Walks over and settles into the engineering station. ::
(22:34:49) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: Each one as we launch it.
(22:35:09) SEC_Lt_Kuari: ENG: What?
(22:35:23) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Begin replacing the buoys as we come around to the gap.
(22:35:38) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Nods as he stretches his back, brings up the specs, and begins speed typing. ::
(22:36:04) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: Any that we get in range of before the gap as well, go ahead and reprogram.
(22:36:07) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye. We'll reach the gap in four minutes.
(22:36:44) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: Its.... still active.
(22:39:42) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: It should be powering down....
(22:40:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watching conversational tennis while keeping an eye on Ilaihr and Kuari ::
(22:42:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: launches :: CO: First buoy away, Captain.
(22:44:01) CO_Capt_Harper: :: finally gives up and breaks from her seat, reminding herself that she's not Ian Blackthorne and doesn't have to stay there like he did, and crosses back to the TAC/Engineering area :: CEO: Can you make the modifications from here?
(22:44:34) CO_Capt_Harper: :: looks over his shoulder ::
(22:45:05) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Disconnects a few more things.::
(22:45:39) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: the scanners continue to show up as blank, which is now a bit more than mildly annoying, but it seems that her time would be better spent looking over scans of the ship while it was decloaked, looking for potential weak spots should they attack again ::
(22:46:35) CEO_LtQuinn: CEO: Can and am. I've just about finished writing up a subroutine that'll instruct the buoys to re-allocate power and alter its transmission. We can upload it via our comm signal as we pass.
(22:47:24) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: Good, transmit ASAP.
(22:47:26) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(22:47:27) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(22:47:29) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM