Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Sep 13 20:58:44 2017 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:15:13) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
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(21:15:15) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:52) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns back toward the Engineering console, her face bruised and bloody from the punches she had to take from Wolfe to try to sell the stiuation :: ENG: Call up the prefix codes for their shuttles.
(21:16:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: absently alternates rubbing each wrist where the bonds bit into them during her struggles :: Self: Think. Think.
(21:17:04) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::is making her way around the Bridge, regenning and hypospraying as she goes. Stops at the Captain and attempts to take care of the bruises if she'll sit down long enough to let her::
(21:17:11) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: regains his composure, turns, and retakes his post. ::
(21:17:25) CO_CaptHarper: MED: Not now, doctor.
(21:18:13) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: tries not to look at Harper's face and stares across the Bridge from her seated position on the floor in front of her chair, thinking ::
(21:18:17) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: sits very still at her console, eyes closed for a moment as she regains control and sets to work pulling up schematics for the enemy ship should the Sharks be needed ::
(21:18:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: turns a stern look to Kate, almost says something, but decides now is not the best time to play that card ::
(21:18:41) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Prepare for battle. Have boarding parties ready when their shields fall.
(21:19:08) CO_CaptHarper: SCI: Sehlat, get the Sharks ready to launch.
(21:19:13) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::gives the Captain a stern look:: CO: Ok, but I'm going to make you get it taken care of later.. Your nose has a hairline fracture.
(21:19:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Preparing now. :: sends a message to get the marines into position at key areas of the ship ::
(21:19:54) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: quietly :: MED: I'll make sure she comes in, Doc.
(21:20:01) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns to Lexy :: Can you pinpoint the lifesigns that they have in their brig?
(21:20:09) MED_Ens_Tailor: CSO: Thank you.
(21:20:09) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: looks over :: CO: Aye, sir. :: sends out the orders to the Sharks and tells them to get ready :: With your permission, sir, I will join them now.
(21:20:42) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks to Harper now as she gives orders ::
(21:20:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods to T'Lira :: SCI: Granted. Stay safe out there.
(21:20:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: quickly crosses to her station and works at the console :: CO: I'll check, Captain, please stand by just a moment.
(21:21:07) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: nods and rises, locking her console and heading for the turbolift, ordering it to the hangar ::
(21:21:17) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: gets the alert and immediately heads to the assault bay to suit up ::
(21:21:30) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: follows T'Lira into the turbolift ::
(21:21:42) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::moves off to someone else that needs their bruises taken care of:: Self: For a pretend takeover, this was incredibly bloody..
(21:22:08) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: SCI: Ma'am. :: nods as they ride ::
(21:22:09) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: :: Hesitates for a moment, pondering if he is over stepping his bounds:: CO,CTO: Captain, Major, I have a suggestion.
(21:22:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Yes, Captain, I've got them.
(21:22:29) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: looks over :: NAV: Lieutenant.
(21:22:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks to Sykes and waits for Harper to give permission to speak ::
(21:22:53) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Sighs. He knew the plan wouldn't work, yet is genuinely perplexed that it was attempted at all.::
(21:23:13) CO_CaptHarper: TAC2: Route it through the Major.
(21:23:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns back to Lexy :: CSO: The instant those shields fall, start beaming them out. We... will save as many as we can.
(21:24:16) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches Sykes and Wolfe for a moment, intending to hear the idea, but allows Wolfe to handle it and tunes in to Harper instead ::
(21:24:20) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: the turbolift drops its passengers at the hangar and she heads for the locker room, focused on a plan to disable the enemy ship as cleanly as possible ::
(21:24:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Aye, Captain. :: calls down to have the auxiliary cargo bay cleared and prepped for rescued personnel ::
(21:24:49) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: Go ahead.
(21:25:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: standing in the assault bay in her flight suit, beginning her pre-flight inspection ::
(21:25:29) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: CO: Of course Captain, apologies. CTO: Sir, what if we transport containers of anesthizine gas yo key locations such as the bridge and main engineersing, 75 parts per million should be enough
(21:25:38) CO_CaptHarper: :: hears the call to the bay and sighs :: CSO: Directly to our brig until we can clear them.
(21:26:01) MED_Ens_Tailor: TAC2: We'd have to have a way to set off the gas canisters.. a timing device, maybe?
(21:26:12) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: bounds into the locker room and changes, eager to fly his first sortie ::
(21:26:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: ...Of course, Captain. :: calls to belay the order, instead having the large brig cell cleared and prepped ::
(21:27:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: thinks a moment :: We would also want to concentrate on incoming victims. But I like the thinking. And if we're going to do it, let's do it with high enough concentration to be sure. No room for, "should."
(21:27:21) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: MED: That was my thoughts. ::turns back to the Major:: About 2.5 second delay.
(21:27:24) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: pulls on her flight suit methodically and grabs her helmet before heading to her fighter, checking the exterior first before stepping up the ladder into the cockpit and beginning pre-flight checks ::
(21:27:43) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks over at the empty seat at helm next to Lexy, and sits down in her old chair, checking over the propulsion systems ::
(21:27:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: nods greeting to her fellow pilots as they trickle in ::
(21:28:14) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::continues her rounds on the Bridge, stopping at Lexy, tending to her raw wrists where they were tied::
(21:28:23) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: emerges from the locker room, helmet under his arm, and returns Suzuki's nod with a charming smile, then looks up at his assigned Mustang ::
(21:28:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: gratefully :: MED: Thanks, Doc. Kate got it worse than me, but... boy, those were beginning to smart.
(21:29:04) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: CTO: Understood, then I suggest 80 parts per million for good measure.
(21:29:15) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: shows up in the Assault Bay in her quick Bajoran march, suiting up and jumping into her fighter to start preflight ::
(21:29:32) MED_Ens_Tailor: TAC2: That would work. I can monitor lifesigns from here::
(21:29:34) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks around at the preparations underway by all, and takes the time to collect herself and take a deep breath ::
(21:30:03) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks over at Kate :: MED: Now might be a good time to see to her, actually...
(21:30:04) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: Very good. You and Doctor Tailor, get on it. If we get the opportunity, I want to take it. What do you need to make it happen?
(21:31:13) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: notices Harper's state and walks over to her, helpfully emotional support by her presence, she hopes ::
(21:31:16) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::Nods at Lexy and approaches the Captain, trying again to take care of the nose:: CO: This will just take a second... and done. There, not so bad anymore ::smiles::
(21:32:03) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: having been healed up, works on obtaining solid sensor locks on the lifesigns in the brig, ensuring that Engineering is aware of the upcoming power demand of a mass transport ::
(21:32:32) CO_CaptHarper: :: starts and looks up to find Dr. Tailor and Kuari nearby, and her nose fixed :: MED: Oh... thank you, doctor. We have a moment if you want to do the rest of my face. And I have a fierce headache.
(21:32:58) CO_CaptHarper: :: mentally counting down the time until Neptune hails again ::
(21:33:08) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: CTO: Aye sir, about three minutes to configure each canister and its timer depending on how many canisters you want to use. I suggest 3, main bridge, main engineering and the armoury.
(21:33:11) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: climbs in, having yet to give her a name, and begins preflight checks ::
(21:33:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: completes her external preflight, then hoists herself into the cockpit to power up the fighter and perform final checks ::
(21:33:28) MED_Ens_Tailor: CTO: And immediate transport of the hostages to sickbay once their captors are out.. I'll alert my team.
(21:34:01) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2 & MED: Make it happen.
(21:34:53) MED_Ens_Tailor: CO: Of course. ::gets to work on dermal regenerating the rest of the captain's face, and gives her an analgesic hypospray::
(21:34:59) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: while Tailor's fixing Harper's face, catches Harper's eye :: CO: We have little choice but to fight.
(21:35:11) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: works through some attack patterns that Section 31 wouldn't know, as he's pulling them out of his ass. With any luck, Neptune's crew will mistake Atlantis for being drunk or something. ::
(21:35:24) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Sends what he hopes are the active prefix codes, to the Captain's station.::
(21:36:05) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: CTO: Aye sir. MED: Dr. Tailor, start filling the canisters while i prep the timers. :: Proceeds to the TL and down to the armoury::
(21:36:17) CO_CaptHarper: :: sighs while Tailor works :: XO: I agree.... but we may be able to save a few of them, at least. If the shuttles are our way in, our surprise may keep them too busy to start executing people.
(21:38:28) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CO: I hope he will be too busy with us to focus on his own. We must be swift and hit hard. The Sharks should throw him off.
(21:38:45) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Yes, from what I read, they do not have fighters.
(21:39:24) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods curtly :: CO: That's right.
(21:40:14) CO_CaptHarper: :: starts feeing better as Tailor works ::
(21:40:22) MED_Ens_Tailor: TAC2: There should be some in sickbay's storage already
(21:41:24) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: leaves Harper to it, hoping their confirmations encouraged them both, and makes a round of the Bridge, checking in with the stations, time running out ::
(21:41:29) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: is all sealed into her cockpit and prepped for launch :: SCI: Jester ready for launch, Sehlat.
(21:42:13) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: brings up tactical maps of the Akira-class vessel, as well as the Neptune in particular. Within a few moments, he has several good targets, in addition to the primaries on the Bridge, in Engineering, and in the Armory. ::
(21:42:26) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: MED: Understood! :: immediately reroutes the TL as the doors slide close to sickbay::
(21:42:49) MED_Ens_Tailor: CO: All set, Captain. ::puts away things into her medkit and focuses on the task of notifying sickbay to get the gas canisters prepped and ready to go::
(21:42:51) SCI_Lt_TLira: Sharks: Have all of you been briefed on our current situation? :: goes over what to say should anyone need an update ::
(21:43:18) CO_CaptHarper: MED: Thank you, doctor. I feel much better. :: physically, at least, she doesn't add ::
(21:43:45) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: plugs his suit into the fighter's ECLSS and patches into the comm :: *Sharks* Zorro here, ready for launch.
(21:43:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> Jester has not been briefed.
(21:43:59) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> Sharks: Spitfire ready for launch, brief away sir.
(21:44:50) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks down to find the prefix codes :: ENG: Thank you, Lieutenant.
(21:45:33) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: :: Makes good time getting to sickbay, rushes over to the storage, pulls the timers and begins to configure them::
(21:46:11) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: I am not certain whether they are active, or not. But they are often overlooked.
(21:46:12) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: nods slightly, even though no one can see her :: Sharks: We are to engage the Neptune, an Akira-class vessel that has been captured by Section 31, more specifically by Admiral Smith. There is a strong probability that we will either be a distraction while the Atlantis targets critical systems or that we will assist in targeting those systems. When the battle begins, we will know for sure.
(21:46:23) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Either way, stand by to transmit these codes to their shuttles. The command that you will give... :: takes a breath ::
(21:46:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: listens to see what Kate says, glancing sidelong at her ::
(21:46:48) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Is for the shuttles to disable their warp core containment safeties.
(21:47:16) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: barely manages to suppress a gasp ::
(21:48:17) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> *Sharks* Understood, Sehlat. :: mentally preparing herself for the upcoming battle ::
(21:48:26) CO_CaptHarper: :: stares daggers at the Neptune on the screen while she gives that order ::
(21:48:42) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::The tone of his voice doesn't change.:: CO: I know. ::Gives the captain a sagely expression.::
(21:49:53) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns to Ilaihr :: ENG: Thank you. Stand by—the order will come during the next conversation with Smith.
(21:49:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Captain, am I correct in understanding that the only lifesigns you wish to beam away are those currently in Neptune's brig? :: hoping for an answer she doesn't think she'll get ::
(21:51:48) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns back to Lexy :: CSO: Target the lifesigns in the brig first. If there is time and the chance, then we will continue with the rest.
(21:52:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: feels muscles that she didn't know she was tensing relax slightly :: CO: Aye, Captain.
(21:52:26) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks* Understood, CAG. Standing by.
(21:53:11) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: finishes up his tactical plans and sends the maneuvers and codes to Harper at NAV so that if it comes to it, she can fly the course he needs to get the right shots. :: CO: I recommend having a place to transport everyone NOT in the brig, and assume we'll have casualties as soon as they arrive.
(21:53:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CAG* CAG, Atlantis, please advise when Sharks are standing by for launch.
(21:53:50) SCI_Lt_TLira: *CSO* Atlantis, Sharks are standing by now.
(21:54:03) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Can you have a cargo bay secured with forcefields? We may be able to disable the ship without destroying it, but I understand that it is unlikely and we may have little time.
(21:54:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CAG* Thank you, CAG, continue to stand by for launch orders.
(21:54:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Captain, the Sharks are ready for launch on your order.
(21:54:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: her mental clock warns her, and she looks at the Neptune again on the screen, which reflects back in her eyes as she's sitting up front ::
(21:55:13) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Give the order when I have Lt. Ilaihr transmit the codes.
(21:55:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: inputs desired targets into his station and prepares a soft target lock ::
(21:55:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Do you care about the size of the bay? Cargo Bay 6 is empty, but it's one of our smaller bays. The others would take some time to clear out.
(21:55:27) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: That will have to do, given the time.
(21:55:32) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Neptune hails.
(21:55:49) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: :: Finishes the last modification on the timers:: *MED*: I'm starting to fill the canisters. *CTO*: 4 minutes until prep is complete sir.
(21:55:52) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Neptune is hailing, Captain.
(21:56:14) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: Four minutes, Bridge copies.
(21:56:16) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands from the helm and moves to the center of the bridge, tugs her uniform down in a Picard maneuver, and then clasps her hands behind her back as she faces forward ::
(21:56:17) MED_Ens_Tailor: *TAC2*: Understood
(21:56:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: gestures for Kuari to join her ::
(21:57:21) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sends a message to Sickbay that anyone who can should assist Sykes ::
(21:57:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Shall I...?
(21:57:37) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: On screen.
(21:57:37) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: having made her rounds of the Bridge and stopped by to check on Wolfe's station with interest, trots down and stands next to Harper in the center ::
(21:57:54) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: taps to put it on screen ::
(21:58:00) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The Neptune disappears and Admiral Smith fills the screen.
(21:58:23) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> *Sharks* Spitfire copies the briefing and standby orders to launch.
(21:58:32) CO_CaptHarper: Smith> Captain, I see that you have retaken command of your vessel, and you're certainly looking better than you were when last we spoke. Now, have you had a chance to reconsider your folly?
(21:59:00) MED_Ens_Tailor: CTO: Would you like me to go down to sickbay or do you need me here?
(21:59:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands assertively next to Kuari as she stares down the man on the viewer :: *Smith* It is you that I am hoping has had a chance to reconsider his folly. I am offering you this last chance to stand down and surrender your vessel.
(21:59:32) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: keeps her head high, staring back at Smith on the viewscreen ::
(21:59:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: MED: You can stay here. There should be plenty doctors and nurses to make the work fast.
(21:59:57) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::nods at Wolfe::
(22:00:36) CO_CaptHarper: Smith> :: laughs uproariously :: And why would I do that, Captain? You must, at this point, want this Tellarite dog to die. :: gestures at a hapless ensign that the camera pans to ::
(22:00:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: studies the faces of any others she can see on Neptune's bridge ::
(22:01:14) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: ::Finishes filling the containers and promptly begins attaching the timers to the containers with the assistance of two available nurses:: *CTO*: 90 seconds to completion sir.
(22:01:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: quietly locates the Tellarite's lifesigns ::
(22:01:45) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: doesn't even feel guilt anymore, knowing the ensign's life is in Smith's hands not hers, and that they're about to do everything they can for Smith's crew ::
(22:02:04) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sends a silent message to Sykes acknowledging ::
(22:02:42) CO_CaptHarper: :: wills herself to keep her resolve and not to waver :: *Smith* My duty is to my crew, and I certainly can not allow a Sovereign class into your hands. Either surrender, or I will destroy you, granting your hostages a more merciful death than you are willing to provide.
(22:03:47) CO_CaptHarper: Smith> :: hesitates, just slightly, unsure of whether or not Harper is serious :: We both know that won't happen, Captain. I've called your bluff once already, and am unafraid to do so again. You don't have the guts.
(22:04:02) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns and nods to Ilaihr ::
(22:04:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: mouth draws into a grim line... ::
(22:04:13) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sees the nod and transmits a text order :: *Sharks* [You are GO for immediate launch.]
(22:04:46) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Its almost like she read his mind, feels proud of her words... then pushes the button.::
(22:04:46) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: lowers her head subconsciously at Smith's accusation in a threatening pose ::
(22:05:18) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: gets the message and immediately powers up her engines :: *Sharks* We are go for launch, repeat, we are go for immediate launch. Come back whole, Sharks. :: angles for the hangar bay and into space ::
(22:05:28) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: *CTO*: configurations complete, heading to transporter room now. :: Hurries the canisters with the help of a nurse down the corridor the the nearest TP::
(22:05:42) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: follows her out and slides into formation ::
(22:06:00) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> For a moment, nothing happens. Then, all of the shuttlecraft in the Neptune's bay suffer simultaneous warp core breaches, blowing a large hole in the side of the ship, and causing severe structural damage.
(22:07:10) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: launches skillfully in prompt line with the other Mustangs ::
(22:07:15) CO_CaptHarper: Smith> :: is jolted sideways, then his eyes go wide as he sees the damage report and puts two and two together :: You. Treacherous. BITCH!
(22:07:59) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: gets a bead on the Neptune and does a double-take ::
(22:08:12) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: pushes the engines to max to close the distance between her fighter and the Neptune, priming weapons and glancing over at the damage, a grim look crossing her face for just a moment ::
(22:08:27) CO_CaptHarper: :: perks the corner of her mouth upwards :: Smith: Do not forget to tip your Risan whores, Admiral. :: makes a throat-slash gesture as she moves to the helm ::
(22:08:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: sees the explosion, and wonders idly how it happened before returning her focus to the task at hand ::
(22:09:03) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: cuts the comm, unable to suppress a smirk at that comment :: CO: We're clear.
(22:09:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: takes his weapons from soft to hard lock ::
(22:09:13) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: falls into line with the rest of the Mustangs as he leaves the bay, then sees the explosion on the Neptune ::
(22:09:34) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Fire at will. :: falls into one of the patterns he requested ::
(22:10:21) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: after the comm closes, rears about and scurries to her station, reading the most immediate reports ::
(22:10:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watching impatiently for the shields to drop ::
(22:10:25) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Meirda...
(22:10:43) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: fires his first volley at his current targets. It's phasers, followed by a full load of torpedos, a quarter of them quantum. ::
(22:10:44) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: :: places each canister on its own pad and quickly taps the consoles for a rapid transport to multiple sites:: *CTO*: Complete and standing by sir.
(22:11:18) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Neptune recovers from the list brought on by the explosion, and immediately follows with a volley of quantum torpedoes.
(22:11:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: Thank you, Lieutenant. Get your arse back to the Bridge now!
(22:12:03) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: gives the Neptune a quick look and then speaks :: *Sharks* Target weapons and shield emitters, weaken the shields and damage their weapons if you can, give the advantage to the Atlantis.
(22:13:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> *Sharks* Acknowledged. :: peels off to begin a strafing run, staying very aware of the exchange of torpedo volleys ::
(22:13:11) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: *CTO*: Aye sir, on my way. :: Bolts out back to the closest TL and proceeds back to the bridge::
(22:13:28) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: grabs his console to brace, programming the next hit ::
(22:13:32) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Both ships rock from the torpedo exchange.
(22:14:00) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: dodges various flying torpedoes and aims for the closest emitter, hoping to do at least some damage while she's close enough ::
(22:14:13) CO_CaptHarper: :: grateful that she's not fighting that headache anymore as she strains Atlantis's inertial dampeners for a maneuver ::
(22:14:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is strapped into her station, so glad she had that seatbelt installed, listening to the Sharks chattering through her earpiece ::
(22:14:39) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sees his torpedo tubes are full again, finishes programming his next attack, and fires again, this time phasers and all quantum torpedos. ::
(22:14:51) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: dives in above Neptune's armament module and strafes several phaser banks ::
(22:15:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: focuses on the shield emitters, switching tactics to hit them with surgical precision ::
(22:15:48) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: gets into the fray, targeting the Neptune's shield emitters and getting several shots off before passing over her hull and coming around for another pass ::
(22:15:52) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Neptune's phasers are tied up trying to hit the Sharks, but another volley of torpedoes partially hits us, rocking everyone and sending a few injuries into sickbay.
(22:16:36) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: notes that the Neptune's phasers are now directed at the Sharks, so goes for the closest phaser bank, prepping a microtorpedo as she does ::
(22:17:41) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Our weapons rip into Neptune's shields, bringing them down to 25%.
(22:17:45) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: grips her seat against her belly, trying not to pierce the cushion with her claws as Atlantis rocks ::
(22:17:45) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: ::Stumbles out of the TL from the impact of the torpedos but recovers quickly and makes his way to Tactical, giving acknowledging look to the Major with a nod and waits for further orders::
(22:18:03) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: spins and dances her Mustang out of the phaser fire, beginning to enjoy the maneuvers and thrusts, imagining herself as a fencer ::
(22:18:45) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: dives onto a phaser bank in a wide barrel-roll and lets a microtorp fly ::
(22:19:11) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: gets close enough to her target to let the torpedo go and bank away ::
(22:19:11) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: One order. Hit them. Hit them hard.
(22:19:30) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Major, I am going to try something, look sharp.
(22:19:45) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: begins her second run at the Neptune, unexpectedly finds herself being fired upon and is forced to retreat ::
(22:19:57) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye, I'll follow your lead.
(22:21:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: is having fun, but isn't really connecting in an effective way, and decides to disengage and try something else ::
(22:21:14) CO_CaptHarper: :: feints Atlantis away from Neptune, exposing the ship's aft, then turns and yaws quickly to face them, thus ending in a sliding arc, essentially circle-strafing around Neptune at an incline ::
(22:21:21) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks from Harper to Wolfe, wondering what's going to happen, and checks the command readouts while Harper's busy piloting ::
(22:21:40) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: CTO: Aye sir! :: He said with enthusiasm as he targets one of the opposing ships forward torpedo tubes and fires a quantium torpedo volley::
(22:21:52) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sends everything he's got, taking advantage of the new attitude. ::
(22:23:55) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Neptune takes a beating from that maneuver, but eventually gets her next load of quantum torpedoes on target. Random damage throughout the ship, casualties to sickbay, but they look worse than we do.
(22:24:52) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: :: Repeats previous attack, targeting each forward torpedo tube methodiclly with a full volley one by one::
(22:25:19) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: disengages from her current target and thinks fast, trying to come up with a way to hurt the Neptune, and then it strikes :: *Sharks* Target the weak area around that hull breach, the phaser fire should be lesser in that area.
(22:26:01) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: nods in approval, thinking that he should have thought of that :: *CAG* Acknowledged! :: shoots off toward the gaping maw in Neptune's hull ::
(22:26:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> *CAG* Aye. :: swings around wide and comes back from below, unleashing a barrage of phaser fire on the area Sehlat indicated ::
(22:26:44) CO_CaptHarper: :: climbs over Neptune's top, pitching the ship over through the maneuver to maintain optimal firing arcs ::
(22:26:56) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: heads for the breach, targeting the shield emitters that remain in that area ::
(22:27:41) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> *Sharks* Aye! :: turns towards Neptune's weakened hull and unloads a fresh complement ::
(22:28:42) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: uses the next whip around to send a line of quantums into a tight grouping, hoping to penetrate for depth ::
(22:29:44) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Neptune pitches up and gets her torpedo launchers on target, slamming us with another volley drops our shields to 50% and causes more random damage through the ship, but.... their shields drop.
(22:30:04) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: ::Adjusts attacks accordingly to match the Atlantis's maneuvers, still focusing on disabling as many torpedo tubes as possible::
(22:30:09) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: notes the drop in shields :: *Sharks* Shields are down, focus fire on weapons arrays ::
(22:30:16) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: Send the cannisers over now!
(22:30:31) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: initiates immediate mass transport ::
(22:31:10) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches ::
(22:31:17) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: CTO: Aye! :: taps the controls to engage transport sequence::
(22:31:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: .... my transport won't lock, Captain, sensors had a solid lock, but...
(22:31:57) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: whoops as Neptune's shields drop and focuses on the weapon arrays ::
(22:32:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: frantically keeps trying ::
(22:32:16) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Try getting them one at a time!
(22:32:52) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: CTO: Complete, 2.5 second delay!!
(22:33:55) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> As the Sharks start to pick apart the Neptune's weaponry, the ship charges right at Atlantis.
(22:34:25) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: starts beaming them one at a time, as fast as possible ::
(22:34:51) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sends another volley of torpedos through Neptune's - well, where Ten Forward would be if they had one ::
(22:34:52) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Sensors detect that Neptune's auto-destruct has been activated.
(22:35:18) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: to Ilaihr, looking up from her console :: ENG: More power to transporters!
(22:35:19) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: They're coming in hot, kamikaze.
(22:35:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Their auto-destruct is imminent!
(22:35:39) CO_CaptHarper: Shit! :: pulls Atlantis into a wide turn to try to get away from the ramming ship :
(22:35:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: frantically beaming ::
(22:35:45) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Get the Sharks away!
(22:35:54) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: CTO: The canisters are dispersing the gas sir. :: Sends details to the Major's console::
(22:36:03) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *Sharks* Sharks, evac, evac, Neptune auto-destructing!
(22:36:21) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: sees the Neptune's course and frowns when the evac order comes through :: *Sharks* Confirmed, evac now.
(22:36:30) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Target their engines!
(22:36:32) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::watches the goings-on with bated breath::
(22:36:33) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> Shit! :: flies awaaaay ::
(22:36:34) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: gets Sykes' message, but knows it's too late and keeps firing, this time at their engines ::
(22:36:40) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: hightails away from the doomed ship along with the rest of her wing ::
(22:36:52) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: pulls away from the Neptune at top speed, getting away and to the opposite side of the Atlantis, if she can. ::
(22:36:54) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: hauls ass away from Neptune ::
(22:36:54) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Begins siphoning power from non essential systems, and redirecting it to the transporters.::
(22:37:10) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: can do nothing but watch at listen ::
(22:37:29) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Self: I'll never be able to get them all in time...
(22:37:31) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: ::Attempts to disable the ships secondary commands processor with a torpedo to stop the self destruct::
(22:37:44) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: The anesthesia has gone off. They couldn't stop this if they wanted to now. They're all fast asleep.
(22:38:16) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: They would not anyway. I am going to have to go to warp if we cannot disable their impulse engines in about... twenty seconds or less.
(22:38:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: focuses on transporting as many souls as she possibly can in the time that she as left ::
(22:38:52) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Can you let them pass? I can knock out their impulse if we can get behind them. Or I can try to shoot through ::
(22:39:26) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sends another barrage, attempting to nick any impulse engine he can ::
(22:39:38) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: I am not going to risk that. If one person on the bridge has a respirator on, then they will not fall for it. They are matching our course as it is.
(22:39:48) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: :: Fires again, targeting secondary command processor::
(22:40:06) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Hit their warp nacelles to be sure they cannot follow us to warp.
(22:40:54) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye. :: retargets :: TAC2: Same to you, hit their nacelles. :: makes a direct hit against the starboard nacelle ::
(22:41:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: has a course set in, directly ahead, fingers hovering over the warp drive engage :: CSO: We... are out of time, Commander.
(22:41:55) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: CTO: understood. :: retargets and fires::
(22:42:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *Sharks* Be advised, Atlantis will go to warp and circle back for you, be safe
(22:42:54) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: fires off what he can and then locks down for warp ::
(22:43:12) SCI_Lt_TLira: *CSO* Understood, Atlantis. Sharks, reach and maintain position at minimum safe distance from the Neptune.
(22:43:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: gets in one last transport before the warp drive takes them away ::
(22:43:16) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: keeps missing the port nacelle ::
(22:43:23) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Neptune's starboard nacelle breaks off from the punishment and falls behind the ship, still doggedly pursuing us.
(22:43:33) CO_CaptHarper: :: hits the warp drive ::
(22:43:48) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: having easily dropped away as the Neptune charged on, can only maintain a retreating course and wait it out, resigned :: *Sharks* Spitfire, copies.
(22:44:20) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Smith is indeed sitting on the bridge, wearing a respirator at the helm. The Atlantis warps off on screen, and he has time to shout NO! before the Neptune detonates.
(22:44:30) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> *Sharks* Jester copies.
(22:44:48) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sighs as they go to warp and arcs her neck to look at Wright :: CSO: How many?
(22:45:09) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks to Lexy ::
(22:45:27) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: watches the Atlantis warp away ::
(22:45:33) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: follows everyone else's gaze to Wright ::
(22:45:51) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: then sees the Neptune detonate into an expanding debris cloud ::
(22:45:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks down at her console, defeated, and says in a quiet voice :: XO: Thirty-nine souls are all that sit in our brig.
(22:46:29) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All: All that remains of the Neptune's crew.
(22:46:55) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods to Wright and looks down at the floor for a moment, then to Wolfe :: CTO: Compile a full damage report. I'm sure you're already on the Neptune crew.
(22:46:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All: :: louder :: But thirty-nine is better than none.
(22:47:00) CO_CaptHarper: :: sighs, then very quickly puts herself together :: XO: Get down there with Major Wolfe and Dr. Tailor and begin screening them for known Section 31 agents.
(22:47:18) CO_CaptHarper: :: cuts warp, turns around, and hits it again ::
(22:47:18) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: ::Slams fist into console:: Self: If i could have only destroyed the processor, so many lost!
(22:47:45) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Aye. We have the Neptune crew under guard until we can make sure there are no Section 31 operatives among them.
(22:47:55) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: stands and nods to Harper, letting her have the Bridge, eager to do some walking. She makes her way to the turbolift with Wolfe ::
(22:48:03) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::nods to the Captain, heading to the turbolift::
(22:48:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: turns her worries to the Sharks ::
(22:48:32) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks to Sykes :: TAC2: That was a long shot anyway.
(22:48:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: feels, remarkably, somewhat frightened to see Atlantis warp away, leaving them alone ::
(22:49:00) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: flies in a lazy circle, scanning the debris for life signs, but finds none ::
(22:49:24) CO_CaptHarper: :: cuts warp as they arrive back on the scene ::
(22:49:33) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: closes her eyes for a long moment before opening them again :: *Sharks* Check in, Sharks.
(22:49:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: scans quickly and locates the Sharks, noting that they are the only life signs ::
(22:49:51) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: CTO: yes sir. :: admits grudgingly::
(22:49:54) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> A debris field is on the screen, expanding, along with several Mustang fighters.
(22:49:59) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: meets Tailor at the TL and all three ride down :: Deck Seven.
(22:50:09) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks* Zorro reporting in, undamaged.
(22:50:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *Sharks* Sharks, Atlantis, please report, and you are clear to return to the assault bay.
(22:50:53) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> *Sharks* Spitfire, forming up. :: does so, but not in any particular hurry as she watches Neptune's cloud expand ::
(22:51:10) CO_CaptHarper: :: steers wide of the debris cloud, presenting an easy target for landings :: CSO: Anything?
(22:51:30) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: immensely relieved to see the Sovereign return :: *Sharks* Jester, reporting safe.
(22:52:12) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: waits for the Sharks to check in and breathes a very quiet sigh of relief before responding to the Atlantis :: *CSO* Atlantis, Sehlat here. All seems to be well. Returning to the bay now. :: directs the fighter towards the bay ::
(22:52:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at Kate :: CO: The Sharks are unharmed, but... there are no other life signs, Captain.
(22:52:22) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: as Atlantis returns, picks up her pace and makes for the Assault Bay ::
(22:52:32) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods soberly :: Thirty Nine. As you say, better than zero.
(22:52:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CAG* Glad to hear it, Sehlat. Nice job out there. Come on home.
(22:53:25) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks to Wolfe, then Tailor on the short ride down ::
(22:53:47) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: mutes her feed for a moment, just a moment to have a brief bit of silence to regain calm before unmuting it and continuing her flight home ::
(22:53:54) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stands in silence on the Turbolift ::
(22:54:13) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: makes eye contact with Kuari as she looks at him ::
(22:54:13) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: heads for Atlantis's assault bay, glad to see her back ::
(22:54:24) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: :: Assumes tactical station as the Major leaves the bridge::
(22:54:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Yes. I wish... well. I wish I had known who the right people were to grab. What if I left behind an innocent and brought an enemy agent? What if I only got one half of a family? But ... these thoughts are not useful.
(22:54:52) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: centers her eyes back on the turbolift doors :: CTO: You hit Harper pretty hard, Major.
(22:54:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Thirty-nine souls are better than zero.
(22:55:23) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: She was asking for it.
(22:55:31) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: No, they are not. Thirty nine people saved.
(22:55:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: after a pause :: XO: Literally,
(22:56:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods at Kate, but keeps her somewhat haunted eyes averted ::
(22:56:23) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: touches down in the assault bay ::
(22:56:38) CO_CaptHarper: :: quietly wonders how many Blackthorne would have saved ::
(22:56:59) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: returns his eyes to the door as per Turbolift protocol ::
(22:57:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: has a strong sense of homecoming when her Mustang kisses the floor of the assault bay, taking a moment to breathe before popping open her cockpit and pulling off her helmet ::
(22:57:54) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: lands neatly in the assault bay and pops the canopy once the engines have shut down and makes her way down to the deck, looking around at the other fighters and their pilots ::
(22:57:57) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: powers down and opens his canopy ::
(22:58:11) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: doffs his helmet and climbs down to the deck ::
(22:58:22) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: returns to the bay and touches down, home again and mission accomplished, more or less ::
(22:58:25) TAC2_2Lt_Sykes: :: Quietly pours over the damage reports coming in while maintaining sensor scans of the debris field::
(22:59:21) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: arrives on Deck Seven and marches towards the Brig with Wolfe and Tailor ::
(22:59:34) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: follows Kuari ::
(22:59:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> CAG: A mission where we all return safely is a good mission, Sir.
(23:00:02) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CAG: Seconded!
(23:00:06) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: looks over :: Suzuki: Indeed it is.
(23:00:25) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: drops out of her powered down fighter :: CAG: Agreed.
(23:00:52) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: nods to herself and heads for the showers ::
(23:00:57) CO_CaptHarper: :: begins formulating the report to the Admiral about this confrontation in her mind ::
(23:00:59) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:01:01) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:01:02) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM