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(21:17:52) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:17:54) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:17:55) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:18:11) CO_Capt_Harper: :: awaiting the results of the scans before giving the go-ahead ::
(21:18:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: awaiting the results of the scans that are almost finished ::
(21:19:57) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Already has a half dozen separate repair crews outfitted and awaiting the order to disembark. ::
(21:20:25) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: sits at his post on the Bridge somewhat restlessly, occupying himself with reports ::
(21:20:30) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: has divvied up the security teams and stands at Tactical awaiting orders. ::
(21:21:30) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: enters a TR as her assembled team filters in, where they are to stand by for transport ::
(21:23:42) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Captain, the scan results are in. The flotilla is composed of 27 ships, small to medium in size. Some are equipped with very minimal defensive weaponry, not even close to posing a threat. All of the ships are in some state of disrepair. I count approximately 1400 life signs... some weak. :: sends the data feed over as well ::
(21:24:47) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: In the Armory, preparing to escort the aide teams. ::
(21:24:55) CO_Capt_Harper: :: stands and walks up to Ops to look over Wright's shoulder at the scan results ::
(21:25:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: leans to the side to give Kate a better view of her console ::
(21:26:28) CO_Capt_Harper: :: frowns at the plight of these people and turns back to Vallero :: XO: Dispatch the aid teams.
(21:26:52) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> Transporter coordinates arrive from the Romulan ships, as promised.
(21:26:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: transmits the life sign data to the medical teams ::
(21:27:11) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: glances up at Harper, then nods to Wolfe ::
(21:28:08) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: listening to the various conversations from her console, unsure of what exactly to do at the moment. Everything looks pretty well covered. So, she returns to a program she'd been drafting for a few days now ::
(21:28:11) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sends the authorization to the transporter rooms to begin transport of the medical and engineering teams ::
(21:28:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: maintains transport lock on all of the away teams, just in case ::
(21:29:27) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Keeps an eye on the goings on, wondering just what the Romulans have left behind.::
(21:30:22) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The aid teams begin to beam over, and find things in a sorry state. People are unhealthy and the ships are in disrepair.
(21:30:34) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: transports to one of the Romulan ships marked as needing assistance the most, then forms a perimeter with her squad so a relief team can beam in right afterward ::
(21:32:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: suspicious of why ships in such a sorry state would keep running toward the border despite the danger, starts doing long-range scans in the other direction ::
(21:32:21) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Is beamed aboard a Romulan ship with one of the medical teams. ::
(21:32:54) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Commander, I need a secure channel in my ready room to the Starfleet Diplomatic Corps. Specifically.... Ambassador Jaina Blackthorne's office.
(21:34:00) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: quickly determines there is no immediate need to defend her party and gives word to send the medical team ::
(21:34:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: keeps an eye on the teams on the Romulan ships. While his marines and the crewmembers they protect are on what would often be enemy ships, he is ever vigilant. ::
(21:34:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: pauses at the familiar surname, then nods :: CO: Aye, Captain. It should be ready for you shortly.
(21:34:47) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Beams aboard with one of his repair crews, and smiles amiably as he looks around for someone with an "in charge" look. :: Hi! I'm Lieutenant Quinn! I hear you folks have been experiencing power fluctuations with power core containment. We don't like to see that either, and our cores DON'T turn into black holes when they go. So, let's get on that!
(21:35:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sets about creating the secure channel and contacting Ambassador Blackthorne's office ::
(21:35:22) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The overwhelming reaction of the Romulans as they see our teams is one of hope.
(21:36:50) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Scans the immediate area he beamed into. Looking around with the barrel of the phaser moving along where he's looking, but keeping it angled at the floor. He locked eyes with the Romulan security personnel on the ship. He made himself preceived as being there for security of the away team and not as a hostile. ::
(21:37:00) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: scans the Romulans with her eyes, noting several people in a poor state, and points them out after her medical team beams over ::
(21:37:50) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Sighs.:: Self: I have not sensed feelings like this since Bajor.
(21:39:38) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: I will be in my ready room talking to the Ambassador. Watch out for our people, but do not escalate.
(21:40:10) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: notes the sheer desperation of the people, and she finds herself wishing she could give them any healing she can, but it's her duty to watch for dangers to her crewmates, so she attempts to ignore the compulsion and remain vigilantly watching ::
(21:40:41) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sees that there is no phaser fire yet among any of his marines and notes it. ::
(21:41:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: gets confirmation from the Ambassador's aide that she's coming on the line, and transfers the secure channel to the ready room ::
(21:44:46) XO_Cdr_Vallero: @ RomulanEng> :: approaches Kuari at a rush before realizing how unusual she is, then carefully watches from a short distance :: SEC: Excuse me...are you leading the Starfleet party? If you have engineers, we need help down there. Most of my department's dead...
(21:46:56) CO_Capt_Harper: RomulanCivilian> :: yells at Randen :: TAC: Federation pig!
(21:46:56) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: turns to and scrutinizes the Romulan crewman :: RE: I am. An Engineering team should be transporting over shortly. There are a lot of ships on the list, and this one was flagged as needing medical first.
(21:47:23) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Randen and the Romulan Security Guard on the ship continue to give each other the 1000 yard stare as the medical teams goes to work. They both make it known to each other through their eyes that they are both there to protect their people. ::
(21:47:49) CO_Capt_Harper: RomulanCivilian2> :: yells at RC1 :: They are here to help, fool!
(21:48:34) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Ignores the Romulan civilian. Trying to tell the security officer with his eyes to keep his people in line. ::
(21:49:03) CO_Capt_Harper: RomulanSecurity> RC1: Listen to your friend... fool.
(21:49:36) XO_Cdr_Vallero: @ RomulanEng> SEC: Ah, yes...well. :: wrings his hands, looking out at the medical teams working in the area set up with cots and equipment :: I suppose...although, as soon as you can, all right?
(21:50:53) CO_Capt_Harper: RC1> :: glowers ::
(21:50:53) TAC_2LT_Randen: Romulans: If you need medica attention, please form an orderly line. :: He made sure to include the niceities when he spoke to set them at ease. And people respond better when you speak nicely and respectfully. ::
(21:52:50) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Keeps grinning and chattering, trying to put those around him at some kind of ease. :: Fortunately, power distribution hiccups are some of the easiest things to fix. Romulan, Federation, Ferengi, whatever. There are plenty of methods for generating the power, but only so many ways to get it where it needs to go. Not much of a learning curve there.
(21:53:14) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ RE: I'll direct them your way as soon as they're here. You should probably do what you can in Engineering until they get here.
(21:54:57) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: :: grimly :: Yes, Captain.
(21:55:05) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> Quinn's affable demeanor does seem to put the nearby Romulans at ease.
(21:55:36) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: You have the bridge. :: enters the RR and sits behind the desk ::
(21:55:58) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Stands up, as he sees a request for an engineer come over his console.:: XO: Permission to leave the ship commander?
(21:57:35) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: looks up at Ilaihr, first in confusion, but then he understands :: ENG: Permission granted. Make a log what ship you're going to.
(21:58:37) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Nods:: XO: Of course. ::Tips his cane, before entering the TL.::
(21:58:58) CO_Capt_Harper: :: brings up the channel and smiles as Jaina Blackthorne's wizened form appears on the screen :: *Jaina* Ambassador. Forgive my calling, but I am in a delicate situation, and your name was the first Ambassador that came to my mind, given your history with this ship.
(21:59:53) CO_Capt_Harper: Jaina> Certainly, Captain. I will forever be at the Atlantis's disposal, no matter who may be in command.
(22:00:26) CO_Capt_Harper: Jaina> :: the sight of what was once her son's ready room having been changed causes a slight frown to betray her friendly demeanor as Kate explains the situation ::
(22:00:37) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Exits the TL moments later, as he enters the TR.::
(22:01:35) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Makes his way to the power core, and begins scanning the conduits leading to it with his holo gauntlet. He has no reason to believe it's actually any more effective than using the ship's own diagnostic panels with a translation module attached...but it LOOKS a lot flashier. And given how worried these people seem to be, maybe they could do with seeing a
(22:02:22) CEO_LtQuinn: somewhat unsubtle show of the fancy technology he has at his disposal to help them with. And so, he consults several large, projected screens hovering about to maintain themselves at eye level. ::
(22:02:59) XO_Cdr_Vallero: @ RomulanEng> :: frazzled, nods to Kuari and heads out of the room ::
(22:03:38) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: TRChief: Target Lieutenant Kuari's coordinates, and energise, chief. ::Steps up onto the pad.::
(22:04:07) CO_Capt_Harper: *Jaina* ... and so, Ambassador, I was able to convince them to stop their border crossing in exchange for some assistance on the spot, and the promise that I would try to negotiate further aid for the Republic worlds.
(22:05:16) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: keeps an eye on the secure channel, the transporter locks, and the long-range scans ::
(22:05:20) CO_Capt_Harper: Jaina> Well done, Captain. I don't know where those orders came from, but you did the right thing in attempting to find a peaceful solution. Give me one moment. :: checks her files on another screen ::
(22:06:37) CO_Capt_Harper: :: waits while the ambassador does her thing ::
(22:08:05) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Transports to one of the Romulan ships, rematerialising beside Kuari.::
(22:09:03) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: notes the trasport and turns to look, stares at Ilaihr for a moment and looks around, seeing no one else, then back to Ilaihr :: ENG: Just you?
(22:09:50) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::Laughs.:: SEC: You sound so disappointed.
(22:10:00) CO_Capt_Harper: Jaina> There. :: presses the final button with a flourish :: Negotiations were already in progress to provide aid to the Republic. I have authorized you to formally extend that offer with the full backing of the Diplomatic Corps, and have transmitted such authority to you on our behalf.
(22:11:12) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ ENG: No...I know there's a lot of help needed across the fleet. I'm sure you'll do a lot to help here. :: points her her nose :: ENG: It's that way.
(22:11:31) CO_Capt_Harper: *Jaina* Thank you, Ambassador. We will ensure that this is resolved peacefully.
(22:12:17) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::Nods and smiles.:: SEC: I know, and I am sure more will come soon.
(22:12:43) CO_Capt_Harper: Jaina> I know you will, since you contacted me instead of firing. It's... well, I won't get into that. :: thinks that it's what Ian would have done :: Be well, Captain.
(22:12:48) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @SEC: But lead the way. It has been quite some time since I was last aboard a Romulan vessel.
(22:13:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: receives an authorization from the Ambassador's office, assumes things are going well ::
(22:14:30) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: speaks briefly to another of her team to tell him where she's going, then leads Illaihr down the corridor ::
(22:14:40) CO_Capt_Harper: *Jaina* I hope you will be too, Ambassador. We all miss your son terribly.
(22:14:51) CO_Capt_Harper: Jaina> I know. Blackthorne out.
(22:15:26) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::Follows shortly behind, with his signature trot. Sensing a great many feelings all around.::
(22:16:01) CO_Capt_Harper: :: stands to leave, somewhat satisfied, but then frowns and remembers something she needs to do ::
(22:16:12) CO_Capt_Harper: *XO* Vallero to the ready room.
(22:16:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sees that the channel is closed, then hears the summons for Vallero and turns to look at him ::
(22:16:44) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: sighs discreetly and stands, marching to the RR ::
(22:19:33) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: bleeps the RR door ::
(22:19:53) CO_Capt_Harper: Come in. :: sits back down ::
(22:20:42) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: moves to the desk and stands, waiting ::
(22:21:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: even though Vallero didn't say anything, she would seem to be the ranking officer on the Bridge.... slowly stands up and walks over to sit delicately on the edge of Kate's chair ::
(22:22:02) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: What was that, Commander?
(22:22:24) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: leads Ilaihr to just outside Engineering where a crowd of Romulan crewman cluster in an attempt to patch something sparking from a wall panel ::
(22:22:38) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: ...Sir?
(22:23:50) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::Taps his cane on the floor.::
(22:25:10) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: peers back at Ilaihr, then forwards again :: Romulans: Make way! Engineer here to assist!
(22:25:11) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: The outburst. The angry whispering. Insistence that I follow these orders that you claim to be as appalled by as I am. And doing this all on the bridge, in front of the crew, and calling me Kathryn while doing it.
(22:25:25) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Remains at his post, watching the line of Romulans seeking medical aide. One stumbled and he caught them and helped them back onto their feet. ::
(22:26:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: perched on the Captain's chair, hoping like hell nothing goes down until someone comes back, looking at the feed from her console on a PADD ::
(22:27:21) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::Looks to Kuari, like that was not needed, but smiles and approaches the panel nonetheless.::
(22:28:10) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: blinks in confusion :: CO: I apologize, Captain, if you found my difference in opinion inappropriate. From my perspective, the fleet posed a threat if we couldn't get them to stop. I'm as happy as you are that you got them to, although please let it be noted that I still don't trust them.
(22:28:50) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: Time was short, and tension was high. I won't...use your name again, if it upsets you.
(22:29:47) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: I do not mind the difference in opinion, Commander. It was the way you presented it.
(22:31:45) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: leans against the wall, attempting to make space in the packed corridor, and watches the people immediately around Ilaihr ::
(22:33:07) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Hums to himself as he digs into the problem, his senses a buzz at the company.::
(22:34:05) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: ...and Daniel, you may use my name, but not in front of the crew. We have known each other too long for this. I expect you to let me know when you have concerns or objections, but that too must be done with decorum.
(22:34:53) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: stands and nods tightly, eyes downcast ::
(22:36:13) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Any other concerns while you are in here?
(22:38:39) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: looks to the side, thinking for a moment :: CO: Nothing that you don't already know, no. Although...I have to admit, I'm curious. :: meets Harper's eyes :: CO: Everything all right with you? Orders, and all.
(22:39:52) CO_Capt_Harper: :: stands, still looking up at him from across the desk :: XO: No, Daniel. I do not like this. My orders did not explicitly say to fire, but that was their obvious intent. They made it perfectly clear.
(22:40:44) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: just nods, his eyes flicking from Harper to the floor ::
(22:41:03) CEO_LtQuinn: :: It takes him a little longer than the optimistic impression he might have given. The power flow was being interrupted at several points, but even so, he soon has it locked down, and he's handing the reins back to a Romulan technician soon after. :: There ya go! As they like to say on Earth, you're out of the woods!
(22:41:33) CEO_LtQuinn: ...I assume you have woods. Anyway, it's means you're all good.
(22:42:24) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Your eagerness to comply with such morally reprehensible orders did not help, but I understand. It could have been a trap, yes. Regardless, we have followed orders even if that was not how we were meant to do it. The Romulans did stop.
(22:44:49) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: has hit a minor wall in the program code, as it seems that two of the subroutines don't want to tie together very nicely. Clearly, this will take a good amount of time to work around. So, she gets on that work around ::
(22:44:50) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: just swallows and listens ::
(22:45:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: wonders what they're talking about in there, and hopes they'll be done before something happens ::
(22:46:38) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Are you alright, Daniel? That did not remind me of how I remembered you.
(22:47:15) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Consults the maintenence request log. :: Oookay. I'll leave a couple of my people behind to get your navigational deflector and that grav plating on deck 4 back up to speed.
(22:48:13) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: straightens slightly, meeting Harper's eyes :: CO: I'm fine...Kathryn. I'm...sorry I disappointed you. I assure you, I would never fire on anyone I believed to be innocent.
(22:48:37) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Still humming, as the sparking begins to die down.::
(22:49:27) CO_Capt_Harper: :: lets out a breath, then offers a smile :: XO: That seems more like you. Just remember decorum in the future, OK? Dismissed.
(22:50:44) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: about-faces and marches out ::
(22:51:23) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::Can feel this niggling sense in the back of his mind.::
(22:51:33) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: swishes through the door, notes Wright at The Chair ::
(22:51:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: stands gratefully when the RR door opens, walking back to her station without looking up from her PADD ::
(22:52:02) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(22:52:03) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(22:52:04) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM