Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Feb 21 21:14:59 2018 on (irc)

(21:20:09) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:10) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:11) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:34) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: has fingers hovering over the tactical console ::
(21:21:14) CO_CaptHarper: :: idly fiddling with the brace on her left wrist as she looks over the reports on her chair arm ::
(21:21:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watching the scan results with a modicum of anxiety, hoping that her plan will prove effective ::
(21:22:29) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sits at her station off the center seat, monitoring incoming reports. She would much rather be off helping to repair the ship, actually doing something physical, but she tells herself over and over that she must stay where she's at and do her duty ::
(21:23:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: checks the current phaser's power output and confirms that it is working as nominally as anything could under the current circumstances. ::
(21:25:26) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns back toward the engineering console :: ENG: Can we spare the power for enhanced sensor usage now, lieutenant?
(21:26:26) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Reallocates power to the sensors.:: CO: Affirmative.
(21:27:52) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is absentmindedly working on the next phaser to plug into the console when the time comes. ::
(21:27:59) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks up from her console, listening to Harper and Ilaihr ::
(21:28:11) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands and darts over to Tactical ::
(21:28:25) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is still standing next to Navarro, her eyes on the nav scanner readout ::
(21:28:26) CO_CaptHarper: :: to the assembled party :: Longer-range scans, please.
(21:29:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: making periodic light adjustments via thrusters to keep them equidistant from the filaments they're drifting with ::
(21:30:04) CEO_LtQuinn: ::Seated at the helm of a currently grounded shuttle that should probably stay that way for the time being, Quinn allows himself to bask in the feeling of actually having working instruments at his command even as he runs an intensive scan of the ship's battered EPS grid. ::
(21:31:19) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CO: Aye captain. :: taps console, fiddling with settings :: CTO: Wanna fire that up?
(21:31:59) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::is still busy with the mess of patients in sickbay, but no new ones have come through the door in a little while::
(21:33:36) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: SCI2: Yes. :: dramatically, somewhat-slowly, takes his left hand away from the phaser he's manipulating, extends a single finger downward, and touches the console to activate it, never breaking eye contact with Jude. ::
(21:34:35) CEO_LtQuinn: :: The happiness quickly fades as he reads off the damning account of the still very much deterioriating antimatter containment...and the power being siphoned off from it toward the bridge.:: What the hell are you people doing up there?
(21:34:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks back over her shoulder, wondering what the delay is in getting these crucial scans ::
(21:35:26) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks askance at them for a moment, then instead focuses on the data coming in ::
(21:38:10) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The filaments do appear to be moving like a river, stretching out behind us, but thinning out toward the "banks"
(21:40:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: It looks thinner at the edges. Perhaps we should try to get out of the flow entirely, if we can figure out the boundaries?
(21:41:28) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: cranes her neck towards Wright. Her idea sounds promising ::
(21:41:46) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CSO: It certainly can't hurt to move toward the thinner concentration.
(21:42:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: watches the filaments then looks up at the helm :: NAV: Make it happen. :: already plotted the route she would take, were she at the helm ::
(21:42:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: What kind of scan data do you think you'd need to be able to navigate through this mess? Or do you have it already?
(21:44:40) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Yes capitana. CSO: This should do it, I think... :: eases the ship toward the "shore" ::
(21:44:42) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::decides to chance the turbolift to the bridge...::
(21:45:46) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::the lift shudders upwards.. and then promptly gets stuck between floors:: Self: Great..
(21:48:20) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> As Atlantis moves, the filaments ahead continue to thin out.
(21:49:54) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches the display on her console, hopeful ::
(21:50:31) CO_CaptHarper: TAC Area: Keep the scans going. :: moves to the center of the bridge and glances a Kuari, hopeful :
(21:50:49) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: returns the look ::
(21:51:21) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: notes the next phaser starting to lose power and finishes getting the next ready. ::
(21:52:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: belatedly realizes she might be hovering over Navarro, but doesn't move, as she can't decide what would be more awkward ::
(21:52:41) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: nods, and keeps scans running ::
(21:54:51) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The filaments seem to finally clear up ahead as we exit the stream.
(21:57:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: All: This region of space is still a mystery, let's not let our guards down.
(21:57:13) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CSO/CO: We are clearing the visible filaments.
(21:57:17) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: Computer: Bridge.. ::TL shudders again, moves and stops a few feet higher::
(21:57:58) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods to Wright in agreement ::
(21:59:42) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Keep thrusting perpendicular to the stream of filaments. TAC: Continue sensors ahead.
(22:01:03) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CO: Aye. :: gives a short eyebrow raise at Wolfe, and keeps scans going ::
(22:01:39) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: turns Atlantis perpendicular to the filament stream and keeps the thrusters firing to slowly build up a bit of speed ::
(22:01:47) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye. Keeping eyes forward. :: sets the newest phaser down after connecting it, and sets the sensors to update on the lowest power setting every few seconds ::
(22:05:32) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns and walks back to the engineering console to address Ilaihr :: ENG: Alright, how long until we can get out of here with anything better than thrusters?
(22:05:52) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: seeing no new filaments ahead as they put some distance between Atlantis and the stream ::
(22:07:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: begins casually pacing back and forth between the TAC and NAV stations, trying not to betray how nervous she is about new, invisible dangers ::
(22:09:09) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: cuts the thrusters once they have a reasonable speed that still leaves them time to react if new filaments appear ahead ::
(22:12:19) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::pulls the TL doors apart to find the next floor halfway above the floor of the lift, and extricates herself onto deck three::
(22:12:28) CEO_LtQuinn: :: At this point, he gets a message from Gant that while Shuttlebay 2 is still open to vacuum, most of the craft docked there are intact and activated, their life support systems online. That in mind, Quinn initializes his transporters. ::
(22:13:30) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Abruptly, certified pilots throughout the ship are suddenly snatched up and deposited in various shuttles and Mustang fighters, where a pre-recorded holographic message from him plays for them. ::
(22:15:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: finds herself yanked out of peaceful slumber to find herself in a cockpit, in her pajamas, with a hologram of... is that Quinn? ...talking to her before she's even awake enough to know what's happening ::
(22:19:26) CEO_LtQuinn: HoloQuinn> Hi...whoever you are! I know this is a little jarring, and I promise to apologize later for not having time to observe the proper niceties. In fairness, the ship IS trying to explode. Now, what you're about to do won't actually stop that...but it WILL free up the time and power to let ME stop it. So, thanks!
(22:21:11) CEO_LtQuinn: HoloQuinn> Basically, I need you to launch. Don't bother to wait for the authorizations, or the cure call signs, or any of that. I just need you to make for the coordindates I've already supplied, engage your tractor beam on Atlantis, and wait to receive an unusual bit of program code.
(22:21:28) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CSO: Nothing ahead at all, Commander. :: helpfully tries to assuage the pacing scientist ::
(22:21:40) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Our time decreases with distance. But about an hour until impulse engines are operational again.
(22:22:26) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Our systems stability should improve with distance as well, yes?
(22:22:48) CEO_LtQuinn: HoloQuinn> At that point, I need you to manually accept the file. It will, in effect, ask you to surrender navigational control of your craft, meaning your onboard cyber security suite would normally throw it in the digital fire. Once it's all good to go...enjoy the ride!
(22:23:13) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Indeed.
(22:23:52) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Alright. Keep at it. We need a stable warp core above all, but being able to coordinate with communicators would help that along.
(22:24:27) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: is likewise materialized into a cockpit, blinking, but takes the situation in stride, knowing Quinn's voice and authority and begins flipping switches :: Self: Time to save the mothership!
(22:24:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: ignores HoloQuinn and broadcasts on the open Sharks channel, rubbing her eyes and switching into work mode :: Sharks: Jester here. Does anyone read me? I am uncertain whether to follow these orders without confirmation.
(22:25:02) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Who would you like to contact? ::Looks curiously, holding his hand out.::
(22:25:58) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks at his hand without comprehension :: ENG: I mean between people actively working on repairs, though I would like an update from Lt. Quinn.
(22:26:58) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns and heads back to center :: XO: Speaking of Lt. Quinn, see if you can raise him on the comm.
(22:27:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: looks over and sees Ash's Mustang powering up, shrugs, and starts readying for flight ::
(22:27:37) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: I should be able to reach Mr Quinn. If you take my hand, you can speak to him youself.
(22:28:08) CEO_LtQuinn: :: While this message plays to the confused pilots, Quinn has already moved on to grabbing power cabling and repair crews, depositing them into the positions he's concluded they can do the most good in the shortest time. ::
(22:28:14) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods to Harper :: *CEO* Bridge to Quinn. Do you read?
(22:29:04) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Grins. :: *XO* Now that I've got a fully operational comm system on my side, loud and clear! What can I do for you, Commander?
(22:29:22) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks back at Ilaihr :: ENG: Thank you, really, but I think the ordinary way is working.
(22:29:32) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *Bridge*: Are there any repair teams in the vicinity of deck three? Turbolift one is out of commission.
(22:30:02) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: grins widely :: *CEO: A status report, if you please!
(22:30:07) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Very well.
(22:30:13) CO_CaptHarper: :: also really is not all that comfortable with the telepathic stuff, since even though she's an incredibly open person, her private thoughts are hers and hers alone ::
(22:30:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> Sharks: Repeating, Jester here, does anyone copy? My preflight is nearly complete, 30 seconds to launch.
(22:32:43) CEO_LtQuinn: *XO* The bad news is that antimatter containment is still degrading, and every bit of power you divert up there hacks time off the clock. As it stands now, I wouldn't put it past 22 minutes. But I've got people in place now, hooking up cabling to enable a direct connection to this shuttle that will bypass the burnt out EPS junctions.
(22:33:17) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks over to Kuari with raised eyebrows ::
(22:34:20) CEO_LtQuinn: *XO* ETA sits at...less than 22 minutes. And I've got support craft scrambling now to take a few jobs off your hands. I just need someone to fly the runabout Charles at the head of the formation. I was thinking to offer Lieutenant Navarro first crack, if he's game.
(22:34:21) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> *Sharks* :: glances over at Suzuki's cockpit :: Spitfire reads you. Sounds like communication is a problem. It's not like we're being ordered to do anything foolish. I say we do it.
(22:35:14) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks nervously at Harper ::
(22:35:40) CO_CaptHarper: XO: By all means!
(22:36:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: verifying the coordinates in the nav computer when she hears Ash's voice :: *Sharks* Copy that, Spitfire. Jester is ready to launch, I'll follow and guard your wing to the rendezvous.
(22:36:50) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks at Navarro ::
(22:37:06) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: hears his name and does a last once-over of the helm ::
(22:37:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: pauses in her pacing to look at Navarro as well ::
(22:37:17) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: XO: Ready, ma'am.
(22:37:23) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CO: Erm- what's happening?
(22:38:09) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods curtly :: *CEO* Mr. Navarro is standing by.
(22:38:31) CO_CaptHarper: SCI2: We are launching support craft to... support us.
(22:39:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: moves into launch position ::
(22:39:51) XO_LCdr_Kuari: *CEO* Lieutenant Ilaihr has only been drawing power to keep us from hitting any more of the filaments. We won't be using any power unnecessarily up here. Now that you'll be navigating remotely, we can surrender the power to you.
(22:39:55) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: checks with Harper with a look ::
(22:40:18) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods ::
(22:41:30) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: directs her gaze towards Ilaihr to see if he heard her orders ::
(22:42:05) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Directs power away from the bridge again.::
(22:42:31) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Takes a deep breath. :: *XO* Okay, cool biscuits. Beaming the good lieutenant over in 3, 2, 1...energizing.
(22:42:31) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: lifts off the deck and moves out of the bay into space ::
(22:43:00) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: disappears to find himself in a runabout with HoloQuinn, and after listening to the message, he launches ::
(22:43:32) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: tunes into to RadioShark :: *Sharks* Zorro here, not in my usual craft, but here nonetheless.
(22:43:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: follows immediately behind and forms up on Ash's starboard wing :: *Sharks* Welcome to the party, Zorro. :: usual deadpan voice ::
(22:44:01) CO_CaptHarper: :: sits down at the helm and monitors their course ::
(22:44:08) CEO_LtQuinn: RegularQuinn> *NAV* Okay, you've got the code?
(22:44:09) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: smiles :: *Sharks* Welcome to the impromptu party. The best kind, if you ask me.
(22:44:25) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *CEO* Aye, sir.
(22:44:45) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks* Quite, though I feel a bit underdressed in this runabout.
(22:44:56) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: makes her way to the coordinates ::
(22:44:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: doesn't feel as weird about hovering over Kate's shoulder, and does so ::
(22:45:26) CO_CaptHarper: :: offers a reassuring smile to Lexy, though that 22-minute timer is running in her mind ::
(22:45:46) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::finds a convenient jeffries tube hatch and slips inside, climbing the final two floors to the bridge::
(22:46:05) CEO_LtQuinn: *NAV* I understand. But small as it is, that's a fully operational starship you're sitting in there. Complete with top of the line, working sensors, which is more than Atlantis can say at the moment. Trust me, you've got the sweet ride.
(22:46:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> *Sharks* I feel even more underdressed, since I was literally sleeping in bed when they transported me. What's going on, Zorro? What are we doing out here like this? :: zips out to the coordinates on Ash's wing, watching short-range scans ::
(22:47:05) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: flies out to the point of the formation :: *Sharks* I would wager that we're steering Atlantis with our impulse engines and tractor beams.
(22:47:21) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *CEO* Functional engines have my attention. On your order, sir.
(22:47:32) CEO_LtQuinn: *Nav* Winner winner, chicken dinner. Just transmit that code. Once it's been accepted by everyone in the formation, they'll steer for you, and Atlantis goes wherever you tell it to.
(22:47:49) CEO_LtQuinn: *NAV* Oh, right. Um, order given! Godspeed and stuff.
(22:48:40) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: Transmits the code to the formation ::
(22:49:04) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks, et al* Accept this code.
(22:49:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> Self: I gathered that much, but what I'm not sure about is why... :: arrives at coordinates and locks on tractor beam, then accepts code ::
(22:49:58) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> :: receives the transmission and inputs it :: *Sharks* Got it.
(22:50:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *Sharks* Me too.
(22:50:18) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: engages his own tractor beam onto Atlantis, and slowly receives input from all the formed small ships :
(22:50:35) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> A flotilla of small ships engages tractor beams onto Atlantis.
(22:52:31) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: fires up his sensors with the subspace distortion filter used on Atlantis to detect the filaments, and then commands the linked flotilla to move forward, first at one-quarter impulse ::
(22:52:45) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::slips out of a hatch behind science somewhere, and saunters over to her station like she does this every day.. ::
(22:53:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: does a double-take at Dr. Tailor ::
(22:53:29) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Nods his satisfaction. :: Okay, speed bumps are out of my hands. Now, to the repairs.
(22:53:30) CO_CaptHarper: :: smiles :: All: Quinn's flotilla is pulling us along at one-quarter impulse.
(22:53:53) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: grins happily ::
(22:53:53) CEO_LtQuinn: :: At that, he bolts out of the shuttle and makes for the designated turbolift shaft. ::
(22:53:53) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *CEO* As advertised, sir. It is a strange thing to fly, but it does work.
(22:54:14) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: raises eyebrow at Tailor :: Self: What the hell?
(22:54:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is briefly amazed by the ingenuity and the power of the small ships ::
(22:57:05) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: The lessened stress on the EPS conduits, is hastening repairs to the impulse engines.
(22:57:20) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: feels like a Borg as his collective responds to his commands, all moving in formation at once at a finger's touch ::
(22:58:25) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is antsy that they can't see anyone who might be approaching. He has to assume that if someone was going to attack, they should have done so by now. Even if he knows that's a fallacy. ::
(22:58:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: takes her hands off the controls, vaguely wondering whether this could've been done with remote control in the first place ::
(22:59:18) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Stepping into the lift, he pries off the roof hatch, and bellows up into the dark shaft. :: Spinoza! You up there?
(22:59:45) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> System stability starts to improve as our distance from the filaments increases much more quickly than it did under thrusters.
(23:00:00) CEO_LtQuinn: Spimoza> :: Calls out the affirmative, catching Quinn in the beam of an emegency light and tossing down a long length of cabling. ::
(23:00:03) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks* Dance, my lovely puppets! :: laughs ::
(23:00:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> *Sharks* :: sound of glowering ::
(23:00:53) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Ash> *Sharks* I'd say now I've done everything, but who knows what other crazy things out there I could do now?
(23:00:56) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
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(23:00:57) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM