Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Mar 15 21:06:06 2017 on VAdmBlackthorne@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:20:04) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:05) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:06) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:21:23) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: reading the report T'Kirr gave him from the Marines and his eyebrows shoot up :: XO: Did you read this?
(21:21:46) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: Of course.
(21:22:09) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: I'm glad Kuari's on our side.
(21:22:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: overseeing the transport operations ::
(21:23:08) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: :: perks amused brow :: Indeed. It seems the situation...got out of hand down there.
(21:23:08) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: looks up at the mention of Kuari and wondered what that was about ::
(21:23:32) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: still keeping an eye on local scanners, just in case ::
(21:23:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: isn't sure she wants to know what happened, given what she heard over the radio... her illusions of Kuari would be shattered forever ::
(21:25:18) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Has a miser's grin on his face as he goes through the client list. There are many names he doesn't recoginise, a few he does and aren't surprising to find in a list such as this.::
(21:27:37) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: Quite, but at least all of the slaves were as unharmed as they could reasonably be expected to be.
(21:29:42) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: having stopped by the barracks to drop off her armor and trotted dutifully down the corridor to her quarters, she now finds herself crawling pensively towards her sonic shower ::
(21:29:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO/XO: The captives with the most urgent medical need have all been sent to sickbay for treatment. The less severe cases are in a holding area pending triage by our medical staff. All transports should be complete shortly.
(21:30:54) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: CSO: Excellent.
(21:30:58) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: walks around watching as his Marines do their duty, his new friend Fik unwilling to leave his side and allow himself to be transported. He had wanted to go with Kuari, but certain protocols didn't allow that, though Wolfe would have allowed it to happen ::
(21:31:18) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Frowns as he notes a couple of the names.:: CO: We saved these people from some terrible fates, Admiral.
(21:31:36) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: Glad to hear it, Lieutenant. Let's be sure to keep a copy of that data.
(21:32:58) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: I've identified at least two on the list, who are known or suspected sequential killers. I believe you term them... serial, now.
(21:34:06) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: ... wonderful. Would you kindly be sure that this station stays in a disabled status long enough for the Free Fleets to come... deal with these people?
(21:35:32) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: Life support and that's it.
(21:35:58) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Which system should I switch off first, sir? ::Smiles, eyeing the entirety of the station's systems.::
(21:36:15) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: Whatever strikes your fancy.
(21:38:21) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Possibly not the life support systems, sir. I believe the Free Fleets will want those slavers alive.
(21:38:44) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Chcukles, before systematically shutting the station down.::
(21:39:15) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: Well, yes, keep them alive. But nothing else, especially not defenses.
(21:39:36) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: only got a delay on her medical checkup due to slave triage and her claiming she wasn't injured in battle. She has to go in within the hour, however, just to make sure. After switching on the sonic shower, she hangs her head and lets the cleaning do its work, still lost in thought ::
(21:49:08) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Sends a message over the station's intercomm. *Station*: And the light fades, on this tragic land, of debauchery and woe, and the guilty in their self made pit, shall forever reap what they sow." Puts it on repeat, especially in the holding cells with the Slavers.::
(21:49:19) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::steps out of the staff office after a break, looks around to see Sickbay full of former captives..::
(21:49:41) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: relives the moment of killing the gorn, snapping back to the present as the sonic shower times out and signals its completion. It's strange, but she doesn't feel clean. She tells herself she must be, and wanders to the replicator and sits in front of it :: Computer: One Marine uniform, Rucara, default size.
(21:50:15) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Cackles maniacally.::
(21:50:30) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::grabs a tricorder and starts sorting for triage, beginning with the worst ones..::
(21:52:13) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Nurse Popova> Can you stand, little one? No? Is okay, you rest, I help you. Here. This will not hurt. :: administers hypospray for pain and flags child for transport to Sickbay ::
(21:53:40) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Wounded guy> :: groans a bit :: Wa... water...
(21:53:58) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: The station is, for all intents and purposes, dead, sir.
(21:54:19) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: And you have it locked down so that they can't restore it?
(21:54:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: sees off the last of the slaves from the station... well, except for Fik. Wolfe turns to him and takes a knee :: Fik: It's your turn to go to my ship. When you arrive, our counselor, Dr. Endilev is going to meet you and make sure you're okay. You're really going to like her. She's really nice.
(21:54:33) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ Fik> CTO: I want to stay with you and Kuari!
(21:54:40) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: stares into Fik's eyes a moment :: Fik: I'll be seeing you before you know it. And I know Kuari will want to spend some time with you, too. And don't tell Dr. Endilev this.. but it's okay if you call her Talla.
(21:54:47) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ Fik> :: steps backward, a little let down :: CTO: Okay.
(21:56:09) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: I have also started their punishment. I believe they will be ready to tell the Free Fleets all they know, when they arrive. ::Smiles.::
(21:56:39) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ Fik: Good. Here you go. *Atlantis* Atlantis, this is Major Wolfe. Please transport Mister Fik here to the transporter room where Doctor Endilev is waiting for him.
(21:56:40) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: I don't want to know. Plausible deniability, and all that.
(21:57:02) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::scans the Wounded guy.. dehydration, malnutrition.., flags the nearest nurse down to get water from the replicator:: Guy: Water's on it's way. I'll also have to put you on a nutrient drip for a day or so. We'll get you taken care of.
(21:57:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Dr. Endilev> :: reads over the message from Wolfe agauin, with antennae wiggling with interest as she stands at the replicator nearest the TR :: Computer, suggest an appropriate selection of toys for children of this species and age.
(21:57:24) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: frowns at Ilaihr's use of the word "punishment" but doesn't need to say anything. Ian's addressing it seems sufficient enough ::
(21:57:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CTO* Acknowledged. I have locked on.... and... energizing.
(21:58:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Wounded guy> Thank you... thank you... :: makes what she can only assume are gestures of gratitude in his culture ::
(21:59:13) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: watches as Fik disappears, whisked away to Atlantis. He gives Fik a small, friendly wave. Once Fik is gone, he turns around to Randen and addresses him sternly :: TAC: You didn't see any of that.
(22:00:04) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: worms into her uniform, stretching the elastic bands over the plates of her back until they snap into place. She continues to stare at the floor of her quarters ::
(22:00:23) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::gets the wound taken care of, some pain meds, and a few minutes with a regenerator to seal the wound together:: W.G.: It's the least we can do. ::smiles::
(22:02:14) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::His smile widens.:: CO: As you wish, admiral. ::His eyes go milky, and his mind briefly observing the captive slavers in their hell, "Make the voice stop.". He chuckled, at the combination of cadence, intonation and inflection, that creates a maddening echo, like the dripping of a tap.::
(22:02:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Nurse Popova> :: growing anxious as she scans and treats more children, finding that they are suffering from developmental problems due to overwork and malnutrition :: Orderly: Yes, we must see to this... I hope we can fix. I do not know.
(22:02:42) MED_Ens_Tailor: W.G.: Is there anything else you need? ::flags down another nurse for a blanket - this guy's going to be here for a while.
(22:02:56) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Cackles a little more.::
(22:02:59) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ AT: Final sweep, and let's get back to Atlantis!
(22:04:08) CSO_LCdr_Wright: W.G.> :: sips his water, and then leans back to rest ::
(22:04:36) MED_Ens_Tailor: <W.G.> ::shakes his head and drifts off for some well deserved rest..::
(22:04:57) MED_Ens_Tailor: <ok. so you you got to it first XD delete last..>
(22:05:06) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Nurse Popova> *MED* Triage to Doctor Tailor.
(22:05:43) MED_Ens_Tailor: *Popova*: Tailor here.
(22:06:20) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: is reminded of something :: XO: Have Lt. Kuari meet us in the ready room. NAV: You'll have the bridge. Once all of our people are back aboard, plot a slipstream flight to Refuge and take us there.
(22:06:36) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ :: has fantastic marines that take a very short time to finish the sweep and they're back to the slave room in no time. :: *Atlantis* Wolfe to Atlantis. The station is clear. We're ready for transport.
(22:07:19) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: All: What a glorious day, today. ::Hums happily, still picking over the list.::
(22:07:44) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: already plotting the slipstream solution :: CO: Aye, Admiral.
(22:08:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Nurse Popova> *MED* Doctor, the children... none have acute need, but... all are suffering from what happened... their bones are brittle. They are weak. Can something be done? What should I do with them?
(22:08:21) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: watches Blackthorne as he leaves the Bridge :: *SEC* Bridge to First Lieutenant Kuari. Please report to the Captain's ready room.
(22:08:24) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: exits to the ready room ::
(22:09:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Dr. Endilev> :: after meeting Fik and handing him a soft cuddly toy to his apparent delight, escorted him to sickbay for a quick medical clearance ::
(22:09:52) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits behind the desk and files a few quick things ::
(22:10:36) MED_Ens_Tailor: *Popova*: Without doing a detailed scan, the quick answer would be yes, I think something can be done, but it'd probably be a long term treatment.. short term though, we can get them on a nutrient and vitamin regimen to start
(22:10:50) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: starts at the comm and blinks :: *XO* Aye, Captain. On my way. :: begins the familiar route towards the Bridge automatically, and as she trots down the corridor in a fresh uniform, she can't help but be grateful for the distraction ::
(22:14:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CTO* Sorry for the delay, Major, stand by for transport. :: energizes ::
(22:14:22) MED_Ens_Tailor: Self: ::looks around:: We're probably going to need alot of nutrient regimens considering..
(22:17:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Nurse Popova> *MED* Yes, doctor, I will begin the regimen at once, but keep them in cargo bay until we can move to better location.
(22:18:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: leads his team stepping of the transporter pad, takes off his upper exo suit on the way to the armory. Once there, he's in some civvies and ready to get back to his sonic shower to wash the stench of dead Gorn off before returning to the Bridge ::
(22:18:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Nurse Popova> :: gestures at the orderlies to replicate the necessary supplies ::
(22:18:34) MED_Ens_Tailor: *Popova*: Understood. Tailor out.
(22:18:41) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::"Please... make it stop... We're sorry.". Ilaihr tuts.:: NAV: You will be delighted to know some of them didn't even make fifteen minutes without begging for forgiveness.
(22:19:17) NAV_Capt_Harper: ENG: Remind me not to cross you.
(22:19:57) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: enters the Bridge, looking up to meet T'Kirr's eyes before walking towards the Ready Room :: XO: Captain.
(22:20:39) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: smiles at Kuari, not knowing about the Gorn incident ::
(22:20:58) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: falls in step with Kuari and walks with her to the RR :: NAV: You have the Bridge, Captain Harper.
(22:21:03) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: NAV: I perish the thought, my dear captain. ::Smiles genially.::
(22:21:12) NAV_Capt_Harper: XO: Thank you, Captain.
(22:21:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watching the exchange between Kate and Ilaihr with some amusement ::
(22:21:34) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: smirks at Ilaihr as the computer dings with the solution ::
(22:21:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at Kuari when she comes on the Bridge but quickly looks away ::
(22:21:50) NAV_Capt_Harper: CSO: Commander, are all our people back aboard?
(22:22:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: does a check just to make sure :: NAV: Yes, Captain Harper, all crew and liberated captives are aboard and accounted for.
(22:22:39) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: doesn't make eye contact eith either Wright or Harper, distractedly heading for the RR and acknowleding T'Kirr as she walks with her ::
(22:22:56) NAV_Capt_Harper: CSO: Thank you, Commander. Engaging warp one. :: pulls the ship away and into warp ::
(22:23:14) NAV_Capt_Harper: CTO: Yellow alert, configure shield geometry for slipstream flight.
(22:23:34) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: pings the RR ::
(22:24:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Nurse Popova> Yes, little one, this will help make you stronk. You want to play, yes? All little ones should play. First we make you better.
(22:24:25) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: Door: Come!
(22:24:35) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: enters, Kuari in tow ::
(22:24:59) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::looks up when Endilev comes in with the child:: Endilev: Who have we got here?
(22:25:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: has just walked onto the Bridge when Harper gives the order. He repeats back the orders as he approaches his station :: NAV: Aye, Yellow alert. Configure shields for Slipstream. :: raises shields as soon as he can reach the console, then begins the calculations ::
(22:26:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: NAV: Shields ready for Slipstream flight.
(22:26:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Dr. Endilev> :: nods in greeting :: MED: Dr. Tailor, a pleasure. This young man is Fik. Our Major Wolfe thought it would be good for him to spend some time with me, but I thought we would come visit you, first. Fik, this is Dr, Tailor.
(22:27:08) NAV_Capt_Harper: CTO: Thank you, Major. Engaging slipstream. :: hits the button and the slipstream begins to form ::
(22:27:35) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: SEC: Lieutenant. I read the report about what happened over there. I know it can be difficult to take a life, especially in such a manner. I don't know how Rucara look at that, but as a Marine, it comes with the job.
(22:28:42) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::holds out her hand, kneeling to Fik's level:: Fik: Hello Fik, It's a pleasure to meet you. ::giving him a friendly smile::
(22:29:34) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis is smoothly pulled into the sliptream.
(22:30:06) NAV_Capt_Harper: Bridge: Slipstream flight achieved, all readings nominal. :: doesn't move to the center seat, remaining at the helm to monitor the slipstream ::
(22:31:20) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: straghtens as much as possible in respect, on all fours as is habit to not tower over her superiors :: CO: It was my duty, of course, sir. I saw no other way to save Major Wolfe's life, and did what had to be done. It's...not something I'm accustomed to, though.
(22:31:39) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Fik> :: looks pensively at Endilev ::
(22:31:41) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: stands back near the door, her hands placed lightly at the small of her back, watching ::
(22:32:33) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Chuckles, noting to himself that Harper is refraining from taking the big chair.::
(22:32:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Dr. Endilev> :: gives Fik an encouraging nod, her antennae bobbing :: Fik: She will not take your toy. :: children seem to make her surprisingly soft, at least this one does ::
(22:33:18) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods to her :: SEC: Your instincts were correct. Your quick reactions saved Major Wolfe and showed exactly what members of this crew should be prepared to do for each other, should it be required.
(22:33:48) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Fik> :: looks back and forth between Endilev and Tailor a few more times before getting close to Tailor's hand ::
(22:34:38) MED_Ens_Tailor: Fik: I see you like your toy very much. Does it have a name?
(22:36:08) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Fik> MED: His name is Tem.
(22:36:14) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: finds herself smiling a bit and relaxes at his affirmation of her actions in her next exhale, nodding to Blackthorne ::
(22:36:29) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: removes a small case from his desk and stands, then hands the case to T'Kirr ::
(22:37:12) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: steps forward to receive the box ::
(22:37:48) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: SEC: Kuari, by the power vested in me by Starfleet Command, such as it is at the moment, I hereby promote you to the rank of Captain in the Starfleet Marine Corps. It was long overdue, and although you were promoted during my time away, you have earned this one as well through years of dedication.
(22:38:06) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: drops any hint of a smile, big eyes locked almost cross-eyed at the box, curious ::
(22:38:27) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::pretends to shake the toy's hand:: Toy: Hello, Tem. My name is Dr. Tailor. What can I help you with today?
(22:38:56) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: opens the box and gingerly retrieves two Marine Captain's bars from it and approaches Kuari ::
(22:39:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Fik> MED: He can't talk.
(22:40:15) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: lowers her jaw slightly in surprise and sits back, making it easier for T'Kirr to reach her collar ::
(22:41:26) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: pins the shiny new insignia to Kuari's fresh uniform collar and steps back ::
(22:41:43) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: SEC: Congratulations, Captain Kuari.
(22:43:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Nurse Popova> Yes... yes. Please, do not worry. We will do all we can do for your little ones. And for you. Little ones need you. We don't take them away.
(22:43:41) SEC_Cpt_Kuari: :: grins, and in normal circumstances she would have to hold back from making a loud joyous noise, but considering recent events, it only serves to add to her conflicted thoughts :: CO: Thank you, sir. I'm proud to defend Atlantis and her crew.
(22:45:03) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: SEC: And we are fortunate to have you defending us. Dismissed!
(22:45:24) MED_Ens_Tailor: Fik: Ahh, well maybe you let me know if he needs anything then. ::smiles:: How about you? What do you think of the ship?
(22:46:33) SEC_Cpt_Kuari: :: stands up quickly at Blackthorne's orders before dropping down on her front paws, then glances at T'Kirr briefly before marching out the RR door. She looks towards Wolfe at his station, trots over, and sits in front of him so he can see her collar. Did he know, she wonders? ::
(22:46:49) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: meets Blackthorne's eyes ::
(22:47:47) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: smiles at his wife :: Despite the fact that she was way overdue for that and earned it in spectacular fashion, I sensed that it helped her deal with it as well.
(22:48:17) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: frowns :: CO: In what way?
(22:48:45) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: She seemed troubled.
(22:50:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Fik> MED: It's big.
(22:50:50) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks over at Kuari, and while he's not beaming with a smile, there's a twinkle in his eye at seeing her collar. ::
(22:51:13) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: Indeed. Could the timing have caused her confusion, however? That her actions today contributed directly to her promotion now?
(22:52:19) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: All: Has today not been a good day? ::Grins.::
(22:52:20) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: Even before she knew, as if the way she had to take a life weighed on her. The validation that it was what was necessary and considered an act of heroism and valor seemed to help.
(22:52:43) NAV_Capt_Harper: ENG: We certainly have done a great thing.
(22:52:46) SEC_Cpt_Kuari: :: notes Wolfe's reaction and moves on Wright's station and sits in the same fashion, this time wriggling her tail ::
(22:52:48) MED_Ens_Tailor: Fik: Indeed it is.. It's even bigger than the hospital ship I used to work on.
(22:52:59) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: discreetly calls for his replacement at his station with everything running smoothly, then just as discreetly calls for all marines not in mission critical positions to meet in the Armory in ten minutes, keeping the message from Kuari as she moves about the Bridge ::
(22:53:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: gives Kuari a slightly tentative smile :: Wow! Captain? That's wonderful!
(22:54:33) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: turns at Lexy's words, then realizes what happened and beams at Kuari :: SEC: Congratulations, Kuari!
(22:54:34) SEC_Cpt_Kuari: :: moves from Wright to Harper, sitting and beaming, tail undulating ::
(22:55:17) NAV_Capt_Harper: SEC: About time, I say! :: grins ::
(22:55:33) SEC_Cpt_Kuari: NAV/CSO: Thanks! Also...I did a thing. On the station. I'll...tell you about it later. :: smile fades somewhat ::
(22:55:40) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: checks to make sure his replacement is a Starfleet Naval officer instead of Marines, and also works to have any Naval officers stand in for Marines where they can, fixing the issues so they can all be in the Armory, ::
(22:55:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: smile also fades :: SEC: I'm sure... you did only what needed to be done.
(22:51:50) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: Agreed. If it were me in the same situation, however...I can imagine she will still need some time to reflect on it.
(22:55:51) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
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