Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Sep 27 20:59:53 2017 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:25:53) CaptHarper: BEGIN PARTY
(21:25:55) CaptHarper: BEGIN PARTY
(21:25:57) CaptHarper: BEGIN PARTY
(21:27:49) CaptHarper: :: checks the costume the computer told her that she should wear for this occasion in the mirror, full-on classic German dress ::
(21:28:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: ties Kate's apron on the right, as she's done on her own dirndl :: Kate: This means that you're taken.
(21:29:11) CaptHarper: Lexy: Oh! So I am! :: grins :: Are we ready, then?
(21:29:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: smooths her braids and fluffs her cleavage one more time :: Kate: I think so!
(21:30:46) CaptHarper: :: admires the view, and checks her own braids once more, then heads out the door ::
(21:32:20) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is already there, in full get up, encircled by all the different stouts and bitter, pale and brown and blonde ales from the around quadrant. He was enjoying himself.::
(21:32:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is finishing up location training with a few of the new Marine transfers before he departs for the Vinland promenade. ::
(21:33:05) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: finishes wriggling into her own customized attire, feeling the need to dress up for the occasion. The thick cloth in red and blue draped over her back displays "Oktoberfest" in a thin vertical banner down her shoulders and a little stylized lion emblem towards her rump ::
(21:33:23) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: walks alongside Kate as they make their way to the festivities ::
(21:33:48) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: heads out towards the Promenade ::
(21:34:12) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: Self: Hmm... ::pulls up several costume choices in the replicator:: Self: Too short.. too long.. Ooh, purple! ::replicates a costume and tries on the various parts, lacing up the front bit over the blouse thingy.. and then realises she should have put on the boots first, then the corset::
(21:35:24) CaptHarper: :: crosses the docking bridge into Vinland, then enters the promenade and looks around at all the beer and music :: Whoa! This is quite the party!
(21:36:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: takes it in :: Kate: No kidding... should we go together, or split up?
(21:36:20) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: brightens as she finds Harper and Wright ahead of her as they enter the Promenade :: Kate/Alexis: Hi guys!
(21:36:50) CaptHarper: :: wide eyed at Kuari's costume :: Hi Kuari!
(21:37:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: walks around and looks :: Kuari: The lion emblem is so cute!
(21:38:00) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::eventually manages to get her shoes on, then flounces out of her quarters to the station to join the rest of the crew::
(21:38:22) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: turns her head to peer at her rump :: Alexis: Oh, is that what that is?
(21:38:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: tilts head and squints :: Kuari: ...Isn't it?
(21:38:54) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is downing pint sized steins, like a man a very small fraction of his age, somewhere between 1/5 and a 1/10; it depends how he feels in the morning.::
(21:39:09) CaptHarper: Kuari: It goes nicely with the banner.
(21:39:54) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Kate: Thanks! I suppose I'll sort of blend in. Now, party?
(21:40:33) CaptHarper: Kuari: Yes, party!
(21:40:42) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Both: Party!
(21:41:18) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks around at all the people and festivities ::
(21:41:52) CaptHarper: Alexis: What do we do, other than drink beer?
(21:43:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Well, the article said that there differences, but there's generally a lot of live music performances of various types, and booths with food, booths with arts and crafts, sometimes there's carnival-style games, there's dancing,...
(21:43:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: finishes up with his on-board responsibilities and heads to his quarters to ge changed for the festival. :: Self: Lederhosen. Ungh. :: continues down the corridor to the turbolift ::
(21:43:47) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Waves at anyone he recognises from the ship, with his cane, in case they would like to join him; waves at everyone else with his hand, shouting 'Hello there, my...' in that manner that he does.::
(21:44:14) CaptHarper: Both: Hey, I see Ilaihr. ::points ::
(21:44:52) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks and calls out to him ::
(21:45:16) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: immediately steers towards Ilaihr as he's pointed out to her ::
(21:45:49) CaptHarper: :: follows along, unconsciously adjusting this strange dress ::
(21:47:07) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is literally surrounded by alcohol.:: CO/CSO: Hello, my dears. How are you this fine day? ::Is at maximum intensity.::
(21:47:18) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: studies Ilaihr's clothing as she had Harper's and Wright's, attracted to the bright colors and cuts unusual to her, but she's never been much for clothing in general, and eventually looks past it to study Ilaihr's mood ::
(21:49:02) CaptHarper: ENG: Probably not as good as you! :: noticing all the alcohol and empty mugs ::
(21:49:11) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::makes her way to the rest of the group, still futzing with the straps on her dress, eventually getting everything to more or less feel comfortable.. Plops down on a seat next to the others:: All: Hi everyone
(21:49:15) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: XO: Would you believe I didn't see you there Commander. How are you, my dear. All: Come, make merry. ::Points at any one of the dozens of drinks.::
(21:49:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks over at Dr. Tailor :: CMO: Well, hello! You look lovely.
(21:50:16) CaptHarper: CMO: Doctor, good to see you here! :: hopes she's not needed professionally ::
(21:50:17) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sniffs at the drinks and doesn't make a face, but pulls her nose back and doesn't ask for any ::
(21:50:33) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Chuckles.:: CO: Roadmap to life, dear captain.
(21:51:09) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: notes Tailor's arrival :: Hello, doctor!
(21:51:21) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: Thank you ::smiles, flushing a slight violet.. not quite used to wearing this type of clothing::
(21:51:50) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Looks around quickly.:: All: There was a Denobulan Ensign I was teaching to drink... but he appears to have vanished... or he wasn't real... or the ale got to him.
(21:53:00) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: listens to Ilaihr and briefly looks around for a passed-out Denobulan. Finding none, cocks her head at Ilaihr :: How do you teach someone to drink?
(21:53:03) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::peruses the array of alcohol choices, and grabs a random mug of biere off of the bar::
(21:53:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: XO: They have soft pretzels, those are good. Do you want one?
(21:53:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: XO: And maybe they have some root beer for us!
(21:54:08) CaptHarper: :: takes a beer from a server, not wanting to comment on where following that roadmap had almost gotten her ::
(21:54:47) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: replicates some brown lederhosen and a plaid green shirt to go under it. He dons them and then some traditional Bavarian shoes beforeo heading to the gangway. ::
(21:54:48) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: XO: An old Scottish colleague, describe it as phobia immersion therapy, but for your stomach and liver.
(21:55:07) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CSO: Hm. No thank you.
(21:55:16) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Cackles, as he drinks away some more.::
(21:57:45) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: isn't dressed in any German costume, but shows up to the group in a black dress shirt with a couple of buttons left undone, and slacks with shiny black shoes :: All: Hello!
(21:57:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: gets to the gangway and prepares to disembark. ::
(21:57:53) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Ensign Bentz> Major. You forgot something.
(21:58:02) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Bentz: Oh? What's that?
(21:58:08) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Ensign Bentz> Well, sir, you forgot your hat.
(21:58:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: XO: Oh... okay, then. :: a bit crestfallen, orders a soft pretzel and root beer for herself ::
(21:58:56) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks around and thinks a moment, before heading to the cargo bay just down the corridor. A moment later, he emerges with an Alpine wool hat in hand. :: Bentz: Better?
(21:59:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Bentz> Yes, sir.
(21:59:11) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Ens_Povel> ::Walks, bow legged passed the senior staff, waving at Ilaihr like an idiot.:: ENG: HI SIR.
(21:59:23) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Bentz: Good day, Ensign. :: heads down the gangway ::
(22:00:10) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Hands the boy another drink, motioning to the Captain... and the commander... and everyone else.::
(22:00:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: holds up her root beer :: All: Prost!
(22:00:49) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: as he walks down the gangway, and it's a long passage, he regards the hat for a moment, before placing it on his head with a slight adjustment ::
(22:00:51) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Ens_Povel> ::Goes white. His legs no longer looking as bowed.::
(22:00:52) CaptHarper: :: still has a full mug, and raises it in response to Wright's toast ::
(22:01:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: takes a big swig of root beer and starts pulling off warm, soft, salty pieces of pretzel ::
(22:01:41) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Hears a toast, a drinks more to it.::
(22:01:53) CaptHarper: :: eyes the pretzel ::
(22:02:02) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: grins at Wright, watching for her to take a drink and see her reaction. She also notes Povel as he walks by and greets them, greeting him back :: Povel: Hi!
(22:02:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: offers Kate a bite ::
(22:02:22) CaptHarper: :: noms ::
(22:03:02) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: begins walking around the promenade, looking at the different displays and available beers. He chooses a stout from one of the first vendors, and then keeps walking ::
(22:03:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Good root beer, too. Nicely sweet. Very flavorful.
(22:03:26) CaptHarper: Lexy: That is good! :: chases it with a sip of her beer, a nice amber lager ::
(22:03:56) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Ens_Povel> XO: H-H-Hi-Hi-Hi..... Hi... ma'am. ::Smiles sheepishly, trying not to fall over.::
(22:04:21) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Povel: At this point, it is usually a good idea to sit down.
(22:04:22) CaptHarper: :: chuckles at Povel and offers a wave ::
(22:05:02) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: sits down with the group, doing a Riker maneuver over the chair, and leans back to sip at a schwarzbier ::
(22:05:32) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: moves down the promenade, slowly chugging his stout because he would never sip it, and eventually sees the table with the rest of the officers in the the distance. He stops exploring and heads over to them. :: All: Good day.
(22:06:43) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Ens_Povel> ::Waves back to the Captain, as he slumps into a chair.:: ENG: I didnt know there was a Rucaran ship here... ::Slurs.::
(22:06:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: hesitates, then offers Kuari pretzel and root beer :: Kuari: You wanna try it? :: greets Navarro, Povel, and Wolfe ::
(22:06:53) CaptHarper: :: raises her mug at the Major ::
(22:08:05) CaptHarper: :: sniffs as an aroma of sausages cooking fills the area ::
(22:09:05) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Ens_Povel> ENG: There's like... four of them.
(22:09:15) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: studies Wright's offerings a moment, but they don't seem to draw her, and notes Wolfe's presence. She greets him with a smile and sniffs his beer. Her eyes widen. :: CTO: Is there chocolate in there?!
(22:10:49) CaptHarper: :: stands and follows her nose to a sausage cart ::
(22:11:33) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Laughs.:: Povel: There is only Commander Kuari.
(22:12:14) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Ens_Povel> ::Squints really really hard.:: ENG: She's so fast...
(22:13:43) CaptHarper: :: looks over all the different sausages and can't decide, finally returning with a plate of various kinds, with a nice vat of spicy mustard on the side ::
(22:14:41) CaptHarper: :: places the sausages on the table for everyone to share ::
(22:15:44) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Grabs a sausage, as soon as the plate hits the table.:: CO: Thank you, Captain.
(22:15:47) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Try some. :: pushes it her direction :: There's not actual chocolate, but it's a chocolate stout, so it tastes like it.
(22:16:05) CaptHarper: ENG: Certainly! ::: selects a bratwurst, dips it in the mustard, and takes a bite, her eyes lighting up ::
(22:17:09) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Povel: Eat food, my boy. Its helps suppress the multivision. Chew thoroughly, dont choke to death.
(22:18:23) CaptHarper: :: waves the sausage at Lexy :: This is good!
(22:18:30) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Goes to town on the sausage he has. It has a rich taste, and the crunch of an apple as he bites through it.::
(22:18:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: eyes the sausage :: Kate: Looks a bit heavy...
(22:20:16) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: takes a large sip of Wolfe's stout, a surprised look on her face :: There's chocolate in there! I can taste it!
(22:21:17) CaptHarper: Lexy: Oh yes, it is from Earth, I am sure you know what it tastes like already. :: crunches another bite ::
(22:21:36) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Ens_Povel> ::Is asleep.::
(22:22:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Maybe later. This pretzel is so good, though.
(22:23:13) CaptHarper: :: grabs some mustard with the spoon and slathers it on :
(22:24:27) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::is not very hungry, but is enjoying watching the bavarian band on the stage, tapping her feet to the oom pa pas.. ::
(22:25:50) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Not actually chocolate. That's just a result of the yeast activity. In fact, Belgian beers are fermented at a higher temperature and you'll swear that you could taste different fruits. It's all from the microbes.
(22:26:20) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks utterly confused, a bit suspicious, and interested all at the same time ::
(22:26:58) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: doesn't take the beer back from Kuari :: XO: Keep that one. I'll find another to show you what I'mm talking about.
(22:27:00) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Looks down at the pile of glasses around him, noticing that he's actually starting to run out. Begins pondering how long he's been here.::
(22:27:05) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: runs off for a few minutes ::
(22:27:42) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sits on the floor plating and looks at the beer left in her grip, then back up at Wolfe :: Is it kind of like...how bird feathers smell a lot like corn? There's no corn in their feathers, after all.
(22:30:07) CaptHarper: :: munching on a sausage, drinking a beer, and listening the music, having a good time :
(22:31:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: participates in the dances that the band are urging everyone to do ::
(22:32:26) CaptHarper: :: looks at the dance that Lexy is doing ::
(22:34:16) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: claps as they move on to the next tune :: Ooooh, the chicken dance! I know this one!
(22:35:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: demonstrates for Kate and whoever else is watching, first making her hands into beaks, then her arms into wings, then wiggling her bottom, and finally clapping before starting again ::
(22:35:29) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: You do it in time to the music, like this!
(22:36:03) CaptHarper: :: blinks three times ::
(22:36:05) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches Wright as she waits for Wolfe ::
(22:36:21) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: finds a nice Belgian ale vendor, samples a bunch, and soon has brought back a tray with several smaller trays with five small mugs each, a tray for each person at the table. :: All: Each of these beers has different flavors. Try them starting from your left. You'll find dark fruits :: gestures ::, the next has cherry, flavors of apple, this one has citrus flavors, and this last one tastes of banana.
(22:36:21) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: walks around the table, setting the beer trays in front of everyone ::
(22:37:38) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CTO: Those look good, thank you. ::grins and eyes the row of small mugs on her tray, trying to choose which one to sample first::
(22:37:38) CaptHarper: Lexy: What... is that dance? A bird?
(22:38:23) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Yes, the chicken dance! See, other people are doing it too!
(22:39:39) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sits down in front of his beers and begins sampling with everyone else, even though he's just had all of them and more ::
(22:39:48) CaptHarper: :: shrugs, why not, it is customary to do the dance of the people when in their celebrations, and gets up to join in this chicken dance :
(22:39:59) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sniffs at the beer samples, but favors her own and takes a gulp of it ::
(22:42:32) CaptHarper: :: still finding this to be a very strange dance, but goes with it ::
(22:42:53) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: notes Kuari's reaction :: XO: You should try the others, and then get back to your chocolate stout.
(22:43:50) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: links arms with Kate at the chorus and goes around in circles :: K: This part goes like this!
(22:44:41) CaptHarper: :: laughs as she's spun around in circles with Lexy ::
(22:47:54) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches Tailor sampling the beer and takes in Wolfe's suggestion. She looks at Harper and Wright doing the chicken dance, then starts slipping her thin tongue into the different beer samples. After straightening and whipping her tongue about with a wide-open mouth, sips at her Belgian stout again ::
(22:48:37) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: laughs at the chicken dancers, balancing his chair on two legs as he drinks ::
(22:50:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: goes through the motions faster and faster :: K: They speed it up!
(22:50:28) CaptHarper: L: How hard can it be?
(22:51:54) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::enjoys watching the Chicken dancers from an entertainment perspective.. but holds off going out there yet; maybe she'll join in the dancing once that's over with::
(22:51:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: K: I guess we'll find out!
(22:53:07) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: enjoys his beers and watching the others who are enjoying theirs ::
(22:53:32) CaptHarper: :: having learned the steps, she keeps up with the faster pace ::
(22:57:10) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: drains the rest of her stout, sets the empty mug on the table, and goes to join the dancers. To do the dance, properly, she has to stand upright which makes her rather tall, and her outfit is merely straps across her front, but she goes at the chicken dance with gusto ::
(22:57:41) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Finishing the last of his drinks, triumphantly, sits back, and relaxes, listening to the music and the joy around him.::
(22:58:13) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Ens_Povel> ::Slowly slides into a heap on the floor.::
(22:58:26) CaptHarper: :: her eyes go wide at the sight of a towering upright Rucara doing this bizarre dance ::
(22:58:37) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: when the chorus comes again, links arms with Kate, goes in circles, transfers to Kuari, goes in more circles, laughing ::
(22:59:44) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: laughs loudly, linking arms after she figures it out, going around in circles ::
(23:00:15) CaptHarper: PAUSE PARTY
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(23:00:22) CaptHarper: PAUSE PARTY