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(20:59:36) The topic for #ST_MissionRoom1 is: =/\= Star Trek: Engage Mission Room 1 =/\=
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(20:59:36) mode (+o CO_Capt_Harper) by ChanServ
(21:00:25) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki [] entered the room.
(21:05:46) SCI_Lt_TLira [] entered the room.
(21:09:48) XO_Cdr_Vallero [] entered the room.
(21:10:07) SEC_Lt_Kuari [] entered the room.
(21:20:29) mode (+vvv CSO_LCdr_Wright CTO_Maj_Wolfe ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr) by CO_Capt_Harper
(21:20:29) mode (+vvv NAV_2Lt_Suzuki SCI_Lt_TLira SEC_Lt_Kuari) by CO_Capt_Harper
(21:20:30) mode (+v XO_Cdr_Vallero) by CO_Capt_Harper
(21:20:35) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:36) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:38) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:21:55) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::The device continues to hum and glow, as it has yet to power down. Ilaihr holds it in his hands, and continues to examine it.::
(21:22:14) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Perhaps I missed something...
(21:22:28) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: keeping an eye on the automated orbital flight, expecting the action to heat up soon ::
(21:22:46) CO_Capt_Harper: :: as Quinn modifies each buoy when they pass it, she begins to pace, the anticipation of this tactical game weighing on her ::
(21:23:03) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: keeps watching over Ilaihr's shoulder with large eyes, finned ears pointed out and listening intently to the box ::
(21:23:52) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watching buoys disappear predictably from sensors, hoping the trend continues long enough ::
(21:24:48) CEO_LtQuinn [] entered the room.
(21:24:52) mode (+v CEO_LtQuinn) by CO_Capt_Harper
(21:25:05) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Hums himself, and almost certainly swearing in some language, as he reaches his hand inside.::
(21:25:28) CO_Capt_Harper: :: decides that maybe she could stand to be a bit more like Blackthorne, and plants her ass back in the center seat instead of pacing around like a nervous fool ::
(21:26:09) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> Flynn comes over the comm and taunts, "Thank you ever so much for these marker buoys. Do you have any idea what the Ferengi pay for good Federation tech?"
(21:26:18) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: puts the finishing touches on a program that will automatically transfer power from several nonessential systems to the shields and weapons if certain conditions are met, such as the shields dropping to 50% or the weapons bays firing consistently for more than sixty seconds ::
(21:26:32) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Can you shut him up?
(21:26:46) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::With a crack, he pulls something out of it connection, and it slowly murmurs to a halt as it powers down.::
(21:27:09) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: There we go.
(21:27:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: hits the MUTE button ::
(21:27:40) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: empties her considerable lungs in relief :: ENG: Well done.
(21:28:27) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: Now... I wonder what else it does.
(21:29:56) CO_Capt_Harper: :: chews on her bottom lip as the waiting intensifies :: CEO: How many buoys have you modified?
(21:30:11) SEC_Lt_Kuari: ENG: How do you know it does anything else? :: relaxes enough to lower her hindquarters and wraps her tail around her feet ::
(21:31:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: after trying and failing to simply close the channel, finally hangs up on him by temporarily blocking the transmission ::
(21:31:16) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: glances from Harper to Quinn ::
(21:31:43) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Looks up from camera footage, which he's reviewing to try and learn as much as he can about this device that was brought aboard, and looks to the other screen. :: Like I said, the program uploads to each new buoy as we pass within line of sight, which brings us to...13, ma'am.
(21:31:52) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: Its a lure. Begs the question, what are they fishing for, and how are they going to reel it in?
(21:32:36) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Grabs a tricorder, and begins taking more intensive scans of the device.::
(21:33:42) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Has he stolen a modified buoy yet?
(21:34:14) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: He should be taking one in ten seconds.
(21:35:08) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: It... could be watching us. ::Smiles.::
(21:35:37) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The buoy disappears right on schedule.
(21:35:37) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: wonders if she should grow tense again, and an idea occurs to her :: ENG: Are there any signs of another power source, one separate from the one you powered down? If there is, it might be connected to another function.
(21:36:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: scanning for the subspace pulse it was supposed to emit following abduction ::
(21:36:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO et al: I've got the pulse!
(21:36:40) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: :: singsongs :: He's in for a surprise.
(21:37:07) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Nods at her and smiles again.:: SEC: Indeed. Let's look deeper shall we. ::Fiddles some more with the tricorder.::
(21:37:25) CO_Capt_Harper: :: half-smile :: XO: Indeed. Let him take a few more, so that everything appears normal.
(21:37:46) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: listens to the going-ons of the bridge and debates whether or not to add just a bit more provisional power from the sonic showers into this program... ::
(21:37:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Should we indicate somehow that we're mad he's stealing our stuff, since he taunted us? For the sake of appearance.
(21:38:19) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: You blocked his communication, did you not?
(21:39:06) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Temporarily, yes. Though "ignoring" is not the reaction I would expect in his position. I'd get suspicious sooner or later.
(21:39:40) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO/CSO: Agreed. He'll think we're busily up to something by our silence.
(21:40:37) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO/XO: I would bet that he did not like being hung up on, at least. Still, you are correct. Give me a comm channel.
(21:40:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: You could just call him back and rage at him, or something, something to make him cackle maniacally and want to steal them even more.
(21:41:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Channel opening. :: opens a channel ::
(21:41:25) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: grins to himself at Wright's way with words ::
(21:42:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: gets it in before the channel opens :: CO: Thirty seconds to the next marked buoy theft.
(21:42:15) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Keeps going over the box, making sure every detail is known.::
(21:42:43) CO_Capt_Harper: *Flynn* This is Captain Kathryn Harper of the Atlantis. I hereby... demand! that you return our stolen property and honor the terms of the treaty between the Free Fleets and the Federation! If you do not, the diplmatic consequences will be dire!
(21:43:12) CO_Capt_Harper: :: makes the throat slash gesture ::
(21:43:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods and cuts the channel ::
(21:43:52) CO_Capt_Harper: :: snickers at her theatrics ::
(21:44:40) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The next buoy theft happens on schedule.
(21:45:00) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: raises an eyebrow, not quite to Vulcan standards :: CO: Enjoying yourself, are you?
(21:45:36) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: appraises the XO's eyebrow raise and finds it acceptable ::
(21:46:09) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Yes, yes I am.
(21:46:11) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Closes the tricorder up, and looks slightly disappointed, but happy at the same time.::
(21:46:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: was hoping Kate would lay it on a little more thickly, but the buoy is gobbled up and that's all that matters :: CO: Pulse confirmed.
(21:46:32) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: Its just a box, with a sensor decoy.
(21:46:32) CO_Capt_Harper: :: is not an actress ::
(21:47:34) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: A potentially useful device for another day, wouldn't you say?
(21:47:42) CO_Capt_Harper: XO/CTO: Tactical analysis of the best way to strike in this situation, please?
(21:47:53) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: finds he's leaning too casually on the armrest in Harper's direction and straightens his posture ::
(21:47:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: quietly makes a big show of doing obvious scans attempting to locate the Mercutio to bolster Kate's demand ::
(21:48:42) SEC_Lt_Kuari: ENG: I would think so. I suppose they just really wanted to distract us on focusing on this location for a while.
(21:49:44) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: Indeed. ::Nods, and step away a moment, tapping his commbadge.:: *Bridge*: Ilaihr to Bridge.
(21:49:52) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: Captain, it occurs to me, I could set up a sweeping anti-proton scan. That'd create a false idea of exactly where we were looking. If you were trying to maximize the surprise.
(21:50:11) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: Considering the variety of technologies used in this ship...
(21:50:24) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CTO: Have you found weaknesses to exploit?
(21:51:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *ENG* Go ahead, Lieutenant.
(21:51:40) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: Yes, good idea, make it happen.
(21:52:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Thanks to Engineering, I have a map of their vessel, and the places to hit to do the most damage. However, they are being careful to stay out of our line of sight, meaning we would have to send a phaser beam or torpedo around the planet. It would be far too easy for them to evade unless we had a way to cloak the torpedo.
(21:52:39) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: *CSO*: Lieutenant Kuari and I have been able to disable the device, and discover that was just a sensor decoy.
(21:53:24) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: *CSO*: However...
(21:53:40) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CTO: Can we disable their engines and weapons once we were close enough?
(21:54:07) CO_Capt_Harper: :: looks at the dark planet on the viewer :: self: If I were in a fighter....
(21:54:08) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *ENG* Huh. I wonder what the purpose of that could have been. You're confident there are no weapons components or tracking devices on board?
(21:54:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: If we can see them
(21:55:25) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Nods and begins siphoning antimatter from the warp core, then carefully channeling it through the shield bubble until it can be directed and expelled via the main deflector dish. ::
(21:55:36) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: We could break orbit as if we're trying to get a broader field for sensors, then we can move much more quickly into line of sight.
(21:55:47) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: *CSO*: It is a masterwork item. Possible the best device of it's kind, I've ever seen. It would be worth about the same as a cruiser on the black market.
(21:56:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI: I'd just somehow make them think we were still here and then sneak up behind them, guess that shows what I know about tactics.
(21:56:32) CO_Capt_Harper: :: turns to the XO, thinking his idea far more suited to a starship than hers ::: Yes, yes, or at least go into a highly elliptic orbit that would bring him under us.
(21:58:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *ENG* Fascinating. But are there weapons components or tracking devices on board?
(21:58:24) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: :: nods along :: He would be forced to slow down or change course to avoid us.
(21:58:30) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: Aaaaaand okay. I do believe the scan's ready. I just need somewhere to aim it.
(21:59:38) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: *CSO*: Not that I could locate. I was almost disappointed.
(21:59:45) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: Aim it ahead of us, but if it is actually about to hit him, change scanning arcs.
(21:59:57) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Then let us see how confident he is in his cloaking device.
(22:00:29) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: The longer we take, the more likely he is to discover the track.
(22:00:55) CO_Capt_Harper: NAV: Raise our apoapsis to four hundred thousand kilometers.
(22:01:12) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: *CSO*: And it will turn out useful to us later, perhaps?
(22:01:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *ENG* Perhaps. Thank you, Lieutenant, I'll notify the Captain of your findings.
(22:02:28) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: Aye, sir. Firing antiproton beam.
(22:02:40) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Captain, Lieutenant Iliahr reports that the device from the surface seems to be nothing more than an extremely well-crafted sensor decoy.
(22:02:41) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: *CSO*: Thankyou Commander. Ilaihr out.
(22:03:35) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: frowns as he ponders the news from Wright ::
(22:03:38) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: I wonder why he put it down there, then.
(22:04:56) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: stands :: ENG: Shall I secure the device, or do you have a place for it?
(22:05:19) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Such a device could be useful to have around, though.
(22:06:09) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: CO: Aye, Captain. :: applies the appropriate delta V ::
(22:06:22) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: Can't argue with you there.
(22:06:25) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: I wonder that as well.
(22:06:57) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: You can if you wish. But I can just as easily have an engineer place it in storage. Your input may be required on the bridge.
(22:07:01) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> Atlantis's orbit turns into a long ellipse, meaning that if nothing changes, Mercutio will pass under us.
(22:07:06) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Cease deploying the buoys.
(22:07:19) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye. :: sends the command ::
(22:07:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: The Lieutenant seemed to think it had equivalent black market value to a cruiser, so... if that's the case, rather a valuable thing to be left where it was for unclear purpose.
(22:08:12) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: I suppose Ilaihr would give an accurate appraisal on such a thing.
(22:08:17) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Directs the scan, doing his best to make the sweep seem systematic but also timing it to ensure it will at no time actually be in danger of hitting its target. ::
(22:08:31) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Under his breath. :: Of course he brought up the black market. Why not?
(22:09:25) SEC_Lt_Kuari: ENG: My input? Am I being summoned? And if you want to keep it, go ahead. That saves my department from having to access it whenever an engineer gets curious. :: smiles ::
(22:10:31) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> Atlantis gains altitude, climbing away from the planet...
(22:11:33) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Smiles.:: SEC: Perhaps we could modify it to camouflage the ship....
(22:12:44) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: cocks her large head to the side :: ENG: How?
(22:13:09) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Any indication that he's changed course?
(22:13:35) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: continues observing her surroundings, taking a moment to run one last simulation of the new program, making sure that it will definitely work ::
(22:13:56) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: No indication. He's still on the same orbit opposite where we were.
(22:14:20) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Rubs his hands together, like some old miser.:: SEC: A veritable realm of possibilities.
(22:14:51) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: CO: No change to periapsis?
(22:15:09) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Then he should be emerging into our line of sight soon.
(22:15:41) CO_Capt_Harper: NAV: No need.
(22:16:01) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: By my calculations, only a couple minutes.
(22:18:04) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Will we still be within weapons range?
(22:18:29) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Asks for an engineer to secure the decoy to be taken to a more suitable arrangement for study.::
(22:18:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: smiles and then controls himself :: Ahem. CO: Yes.
(22:19:30) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: Shall we see if we are needed on the bridge?
(22:19:47) SEC_Lt_Kuari: ENG: Yes, let's.
(22:20:27) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Stand by to fire.
(22:20:58) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: cruises along the eliptical orbit, ready to transition to tactical maneuvers ::
(22:21:40) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Smiles and starts making his way, beside Kuari.::
(22:22:17) CO_Capt_Harper: NAV: Bring us about on Wolfe's orders.
(22:23:41) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: leaves the bay and heads down the corridor to the TL with Ilaihr ::
(22:24:23) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: NAV: Turn us to face the falling horizon - Now.
(22:24:46) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: CO: Aye, Captain. :: transitions to manual control and brings the ship about on Wolfe's signal ::
(22:24:47) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Target to disable, if possible.
(22:25:27) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO/CTO: :: wryly:: Yeah, we don't want to destroy our probes aboard.
(22:25:40) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: You heard how valuable they apparently are.
(22:26:14) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Is much slower than his quadrapedal companion, but tries to keep up.::
(22:26:20) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye. :: aims at a weak point to take out only the engines ::
(22:26:23) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: I did. There could be some serious latinum if we write them off as lost.
(22:26:41) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::With a hop, step and a clop.::
(22:26:48) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: moves slower ::
(22:27:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: fights to resist the urge to slowly turn around and look at Vallero with furrowed brows... he must be joking, truly ::
(22:27:51) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Fire when ready.
(22:28:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Clear shot in five seconds.
(22:29:03) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: We can not have that, then. :: waits anxiously ::
(22:29:06) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SEC: You don't need to slow down for me, my dear. I can catch up. All this running around, disarming devices, has taken some of my breath. ::Smiles.:: Almost there now anyway.
(22:30:05) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: <suspicious devices>
(22:30:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: takes aim and fires a volley of torpedos, with phaser beams at first following and then leading the way to their target.
(22:31:22) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: reaches the TL and rides it to the Bridge next to Ilaihr :
(22:31:44) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The torpedos and phaser shots lance toward what appears to be nothing but the planet... but then impact the Mercutio, wreaking havoc throughout the unsuspecting ship.
(22:32:39) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Sighs in relief, and catches his breath as it murmurs to the top.::
(22:33:03) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Notes the impact, and seeing that the ruse has done his job, terminates the scan. ::
(22:33:15) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: If they are not yet disabled, finish the job.
(22:34:14) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: approves of the ease of this. Hopefully, the Mercutio will learn to back off... for a very long time. ::
(22:34:36) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye. :: Sends two more torpedos and hits a meter to the left of his previous shots, thus finishing the job :: CO: Their engines are disabled, and several other systems are failing, including weapons. They're dead in the water.
(22:34:44) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Signal to the Mercutio to surrender and prepare to be boarded.
(22:35:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *Mercutio* Atlantis to Mercutio. Surrender immediately and prepare to be boarded.
(22:36:02) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::The TL doors swoosh open. Gestures Kuari to go first.::
(22:36:37) CO_Capt_Harper: CTO: Nice shooting, Major. All: Good job; this was a difficult problem to solve and you performed wonderfully.
(22:36:54) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Whispers.:: SEC: Seems like you will be needed. ::Smiles.::
(22:37:01) CO_Capt_Harper: Flynn> *Atlantis* It would seem we have little choice, Captain.
(22:37:13) CO_Capt_Harper: NAV: Take us in to transport range.
(22:37:22) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: enters the Bridge to see the beautiful display of destruction on the main viewer ::
(22:37:48) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: nods silently at the congratulations ::
(22:38:32) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: CO: Aye. ETA 90 seconds. :: adjusts ship position ::
(22:39:25) CO_Capt_Harper: :: lets out a long breath, glad that this is resolved ::
(22:39:41) CEO_LtQuinn: ACTION> Without warning, a third voice suddenly breaks in over the comm channel.
(22:39:48) SEC_Lt_Kuari::: somehow gets the message that she needs to lead an away team and about-faces to prepare ::
(22:40:05) CEO_LtQuinn: Lord Coburn> *Mercutio* So little imagination, Captain Flynn! There's always an alternative.
(22:41:07) CO_Capt_Harper: Flynn> *Comm* Wait, is that-
(22:41:09) CEO_LtQuinn: ACTION> And with that, a large ship decloaks above and just behind Atlantis, a long body trailing from a great horizontal blade, much like a hammerhead shark.
(22:42:00) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: resists the strong urge to put her head in her hands for a few moments ::
(22:42:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: picks it up on sensors immediately... it's impressive. Throws it up on the viewer. ::
(22:42:33) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: is thoroughly confused and looks to Harper for explanation ::
(22:43:18) CO_Capt_Harper: :: thinks she recognizes that voice ::
(22:43:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is glad she put the audio on speaker, so everyone could hear the surrender ::
(22:43:22) CEO_LtQuinn: Lord Coburn> *Comm* Indeed! I suppose I should thank you for knowing my work, even if you don't appear to respect it much. I must admit, I take some issue with how you've chosen to represent me and mine. Shall we show our Federation friends how we settle this sort of thing in the Hiunterlands?
(22:44:09) CO_Capt_Harper: :: upon looking at the viewer, definitely recognizes that ship :: XO: The real Free Fleets are here. That's the Surprise.
(22:44:42) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: thinks back on his study of past missions and it sinks in ::
(22:45:01) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Hmmm, interesting. ::Takes up a seat at a free station. Looks at the scans, and listens.::
(22:45:10) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: has no idea who this new person is, but is willing to roll with it ::
(22:45:13) CEO_LtQuinn: ACTION> Just then, Coburn finally transmits a visual of his grinning face, looking much the same as last time he was onboard, save that he's added a feathered cavalier hat to the getup.
(22:45:21) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: still thinks she's going on an away team and stands by in her suit ::
(22:45:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: recognizes Coburn's face when it comes up on the viewer - the hat suits him ::
(22:45:59) CEO_LtQuinn: Coburn> *CO* Kate! As I live and breathe! I never did congratulate you on your promotion, did I?
(22:46:33) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: isn't sure what to make of this guy ::
(22:46:56) CO_Capt_Harper: :: stands :: *Coburn* No... Charles, you did not, but it has been some time since we have spoken. I trust you are well?
(22:47:51) CO_Capt_Harper: Flynn> Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck GET ME SOME POWER SOMEWHERE DAMN YOU ALL
(22:48:41) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: attempts to dredge up some pity for Flynn, but frankly, can't seem to find any. Well, okay, the pity is there for his crew, but not for him ::
(22:48:48) CO_Capt_Harper: Flynn's crew> :: frantically trying to comply, but in vain ::
(22:48:50) CEO_LtQuinn: Coburn> *CO* Oh, splendid! I'd been looking for some excuse to get back to this end of space. Though this wasn't quite what I had in mind. So sorry you had to become embroiled in...whatever it is my so called colleague thought he was doing here.
(22:49:04) CEO_LtQuinn: Coburn> *CO* Speaking of which...
(22:49:35) CO_Capt_Harper: *Coburn* I had a suspicion that he was not with you. The style was all wrong, so I thought you would want to know.
(22:49:43) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: stands, still confused but for appearance of supporting Harper ::
(22:50:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: always rather admired Coburn's style, in retrospect ::
(22:50:20) CEO_LtQuinn: ACTION> A sudden, massive power surge is detected, immediately before a 20 ton ferrous slug comes flying out of the Surprise's main gun, barely slowing down as it carves a gaping tunnel through the Mercutio. Internal explosions can be detected soon thereafter.
(22:50:45) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* No, I'd rather say THAT'S more my style. I do need to protect my brand, you know.
(22:50:55) XO_Cdr_Vallero: Self: Oh.
(22:51:46) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: thinks that was a bit overkill but just watches ::
(22:51:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at Kate with a "do you want me to beam up lifesigns?" expression on her face ::
(22:51:54) CO_Capt_Harper: *Coburn* Indeed. I never imagined that the Free Fleets would so flagrantly disregard the treaty between us, and so callously, at that.
(22:52:52) CEO_LtQuinn: Coburn> :: Turns to his other screen, amiable grin undisturbed. :: *Flynn* Now, then, Captain. For those you talked into this, their troubles are just about over. If you'd like to go down with them, I'll respect that. Otherwise, I strongly recommend you give me your coordinates before your core goes critical.
(22:53:08) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Decides not to think on his feelings of this Coburn's methods.::
(22:53:25) CO_Capt_Harper: :: shakes head at Lexy, not wanting to fight Coburn for them ::
(22:53:44) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: was not expecting that method. Efficient, but far more brutal then preferred or desired in any situation... except for pirates, it seems ::
(22:54:04) CO_Capt_Harper: Flynn> *Coburn* You damn well know where I am! :: amid background explosions :: Beam me and my surviving crew aboard!
(22:54:08) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: honestly not much left to save anyway... lets them go, thinking it's a good think Kymar's not here ::
(22:57:03) CEO_LtQuinn: Coburn> *Comm* Tsk tsk. Hardly civil. I'll have to make a note of that. Alright, lieutenant, commence beaming.
(22:57:36) CO_Capt_Harper: Flynn> :: has lost his civility and faux-style in the face of an ever growing fire on his bridge ::
(22:58:00) CEO_LtQuinn: C> *Flynn* And not to worry, sir. We've prepared special accommodations, just for you.
(22:59:14) CO_Capt_Harper: Flynn> *Coburn* :: over the background of core and hull breach alarms :: I'm sure you do, you ass! :: beamed out ::
(22:59:37) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The survivors from the Mercutio are beamed to the Surprise, and then a few moments later, the Mercutio explodes.
(23:01:09) CEO_LtQuinn: Coburn> :: Kills that channel, as the other participant in the conversation has disappeared in a shower of energized particles, and turns back to Kate. :: *CO* was a damned ugly ship anyway. I'm certain you have some pressing mission to attend to.
(23:01:38) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* But next time you're in the vicinity of Refuge Station, we can split a pitcher of sangria or some such. Ta!
(23:01:48) CO_Capt_Harper: :: perks the corner of her mouth in a wry grin :: *Coburn* You are welcome, Charles.
(23:03:12) XO_Cdr_Vallero left the room (quit: Connection closed).
(23:03:31) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: mentally increases her evaluation of Charles Coburn ::
(23:03:50) XO_Cdr_Vallero [] entered the room.
(23:03:54) mode (+v XO_Cdr_Vallero) by CO_Capt_Harper
(23:04:16) CEO_LtQuinn: ACTION> With a final wave from Coburn, the screen goes dead, and Surprise moves off, shimmering and disappearing as it goes.
(23:05:08) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Bridge: Hard to not like that guy.
(23:05:27) XO_Cdr_Vallero: Bridge: Surprise. That was...unexpected.
(23:05:58) CO_Capt_Harper: :: resists the urge to facepalm as she sits back down :: CTO: Replace our missing buoys. NAV: Prepare to depart.
(23:06:11) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: speaks up :: XO: I believe that is the purpose of the name, sir. To be unexpected.
(23:06:37) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: I sent message through our diplomatic channels that their name was being besmirched. Apparently he took offense.
(23:06:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye. :: sets up the deployment program for the remainder of the missing buoys. ::
(23:06:52) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: CO: Prepping for departure. :: starts the TW checklist ::
(23:07:21) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CO: So w do get to keep the device then?
(23:08:02) CO_Capt_Harper: ENG: Of course. Coburn got what he came for, after all. He also made no objection to our claim to this planet.
(23:08:21) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Smiles.::
(23:08:25) CO_Capt_Harper: All: Well done, once again.
(23:08:34) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(23:08:35) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(23:08:37) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(23:09:04) SEC_Lt_Kuari: :: pawses ::
(23:10:32) XO_Cdr_Vallero left the room.
(23:10:34) SEC_Lt_Kuari left the room.
(23:11:43) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr left the room.