Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Oct 17 20:56:22 2018 on (irc)

(21:10:36) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:10:37) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:10:38) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:11:36) CO_CaptHarper: :: sighs in exasperation as the comm goes dark :: It cannot be hair. Mine is fabulous and I am standing next to a Caitian!
(21:13:05) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: arguing semantics :: CO: Well, neither you nor the Caitian have a beard, technically.
(21:13:05) CO_CaptHarper: Velekh: Thank you anyway, doctor. :: as the Caitian leaves ::
(21:13:16) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: sits at her seat on the Bridge, looking puzzled ::
(21:14:11) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: He is a walking beard.
(21:14:27) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: stares at the viewscreen and looks over at Wright :: CSO: Perhaps it has something to do with...the grunting? Is there anyone here who is good at uh- grunts?
(21:14:55) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: starts grunting like Mr. Beard in demonstration ::
(21:15:39) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The two ships start launching scores of drones.
(21:16:04) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: shakes her head, stuck on this point :: CO: It's not the same, Captain.
(21:16:28) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is ready for battle mode and prepares to fire on the Captain's command ::
(21:16:35) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: If only we knew something, anything, about their culture, it would be easier than this trial-and-error.
(21:18:07) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: They're launching their drones.
(21:18:38) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Open fire, targeting engines and weapons. :: frowning ::
(21:19:02) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: There's so little we can glean from those interactions, it's not much to go on. Just .... silence, beards, and grunting.... :: trails off uselessly and turning back to her console as combat is engaged ::
(21:19:02) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye. :: complies, going for weapons first. ::
(21:19:25) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks alternatingly at her console and the main viewer in alarm ::
(21:20:07) MED_Ens_Acacia: CSO: Any chance we could capture one of those drones? Maybe we could glean something about their language..
(21:21:23) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: thinks a second, never stopping his firing patterns :: MED: Let me see what I can do with that idea.
(21:22:04) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The two frigates seem to work together in a very efficient fashion, combining their fire to single points on our shields.
(21:22:16) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: has pinpointed some automated firing solutions for the computer and goes to work on the tractor beams to see what he can make happen there ::
(21:23:23) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> This, combined with efficient networking of the drone swarm, seems to allow them to punch above their weight class.
(21:23:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: thinks :: MED/CTO: We may be able to beam one aboard if we disable it first.
(21:24:24) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: gets off the tractor beams and concentrates his fire on just the frigate to Atlantis' starboard port. :: CSO: I'll see what we can make happen as soon as we knock them down a peg.
(21:24:28) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: keeps scrolling through the database on her console, glancing over page after page of information on species and languages ::
(21:25:29) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: See what you can do in terms of evasives, despite that swarm.
(21:25:58) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: CTO: And-And I can- I can pull the d-d-d-data f-f-from them.
(21:26:24) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: keeps firing on the weapons of the starboard frigate :: ENG: Do it!
(21:26:26) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Aye, captain... :: banks Atlantis into hard turns, changing direction erratically :
(21:27:29) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: stumbles, then steadies herself at her station ::
(21:29:42) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> With the inertial dampeners straining to compensate, Atlantis does manage to lessen the impact of the automated swarm a bit.
(21:29:53) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches those on the Bridge do what they do, resisting the urge to cover tactical duties and perform as a First Officer is supposed to ::
(21:32:57) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: has the phasers pounding on the starboard frigate's weapons systems, and adds in a couple photon torpedoes for garnish ::
(21:33:33) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The frigates rotate positions, maneuvering such that the starboard one is now always sheltered by the other.
(21:33:53) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: I'm attempting to access the enemy ship's computer system, though this may be a long shot. :: tapping furiously at her console ::
(21:34:07) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Can you take us around to get past the guardian? I must have been causing some pain. We can't let them fix it.
(21:34:21) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Lieutenant, can you?
(21:34:51) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: You may have some luck with less sensitive systems.
(21:35:09) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: stops flipping through records, looking over at the viewscreen. Her brow furrows, her shoulders tensing slightly. She starts to speak, hesitates, then manages :: CSO: Did we try.. telepathy?
(21:35:18) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Doubtful. They are actually more maneuverable than us, due to their smaller size and capable engines.
(21:36:42) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO/NAV: Dammit. What about getting something out there that's smaller than them?
(21:37:35) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Aye, Captain. MED: I'm not sure if we've tried telepathy... :: glances back at Ilaihr ::
(21:38:09) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: We can launch our Mustangs, if for no other reason than to thin out those drones.
(21:39:04) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods and looks to Harper and Wolfe ::
(21:39:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Please? While I am now firing on something else, that frigate is fixing its weapons. An abundance of targets is fun, but let's reduce the herd.
(21:39:21) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: never stops firing ::
(21:39:37) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: looks at Acacia :: MED: I mean, I could try.
(21:40:01) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Very well. :: looks around and wonders where the hell her CAG went ::
(21:40:11) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Have the Sharks report to their fighters.
(21:41:08) XO_Cdr_Kuari: *Shipwide* All Sharks, report immediately to the Assault Bay and ready your vessels.
(21:42:12) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: looks at Linxi :: SCI: Probably better you than me.
(21:42:29) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: half-stands while still driving :: CO: I assume you'll want the helm, ma'am.
(21:42:50) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: puts her book down with a sigh and heads for the assault bay ::
(21:43:15) CO_CaptHarper: :: slides into the seat, taking over the controls :: NAV: Thank you, lieutenant. Be careful out there.
(21:43:25) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: sprints through the corridor towards the Assault Bay ::
(21:43:26) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: works on firing solutions for the first frigate, so that if there is any opening, he'll be able to cut. He begins analyzing necessary targets for any of the Mustangs that wind up assisting with his targets ::
(21:43:41) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Will do. :: enters the TL for the assault bay ::
(21:43:47) SCI_LtJG_Jude: CSO: If anything, I could try to communicate telepathically with the Grand Bearded One.
(21:45:00) CO_CaptHarper: :: tries to get firing lanes for Wolfe's weaponry as she maneuvers the ship ::
(21:45:37) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: taps her combadge, muttering instructions into it, turning to keep anyone headed for the assault bay from hearing :: NURSES: I want everyone on standby, prep the trauma ward and have hypo-sprays in your hands until I say otherwise.
(21:45:44) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: notes to himself that even with her time away from that seat, Harper does seem to still have an edge over anyone else that sits in it. ::
(21:45:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: :: still hacking :: Captain, do you want Lieutenant Jude to attempt to make contact telepathically?
(21:46:46) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: after throwing some things in the locker room, jumps into her fighter and starts preflight checks ::
(21:46:50) CO_CaptHarper: :: straining the dampeners even more with a sliding strafing maneuver :: CSO: It cannot hurt, go ahead.
(21:47:27) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: right behind Ash out of the locker room and to pre-flight ::
(21:47:50) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: nods at Jude :: SCI> Give it a try.
(21:48:01) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: emerges from the locker room in flight suit and with his helmet, and jumps into his as-of-yet-unnamed fighter and begins pre-flight ::
(21:48:23) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Well... I've got something... but it isn't much. Just a snippet of music, I think.
(21:48:43) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Play it.
(21:49:17) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> *Sharks* Spitfire checking in, ready for launch.
(21:49:28) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks* Zorro's ready to fly.
(21:50:02) CSO_Cdr_Wright: >Suzuki *Sharks* Jester, ready.
(21:50:31) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: not seeing the CAG, he takes it on himself :: *Bridge* Sharks are ready to launch.
(21:51:07) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: The Sharks are ready to launch, Captain.
(21:51:46) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: They are clear. :: straining a bit herself as she pulls into another hard turn, then calms their maneuvering a bit to let the Sharks launch ::
(21:52:09) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *Sharks* Acknowledged, Sharks, you are clear to launch.
(21:52:42) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: lifts off the assault bay deck and shoots his fighter out into space ::
(21:53:21) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: lifts off and flies out the doors in turn ::
(21:53:38) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: launches out into battle on Ash's wing ::
(21:53:47) SCI_LtJG_Jude: ;: nods back and stares at view screen :: ~Beardy McBeardmane: Greetings, this Lieutenant Junior Grade Jude of the USS Atlantis.~
(21:53:48) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues the assault on the weapons systems of the frigate that is still covering the other. ::
(21:54:15) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Sharks are away, Major. We may not be able to match the drones tit for tit, but that should make things easier.
(21:54:36) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Prepare for audio playback. :: plays the music ::
(21:55:08) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye, Captain. I've given them targets for when they're not thinning out the herd.
(21:55:35) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The music that plays is forceful and sounds like it is made by something brass-like,
(21:56:24) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: picks off a few drones, noting that they fall easily as they are unshielded ::
(21:57:45) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The drones, recognizing the threat of the Mustangs, change their tactics and begin to focus on the fighters.
(21:57:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: begins pew pew pew :: Self: Feel the burn, dronies!
(21:58:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues concentrating fire on the ship protecting the other and its weapons. He throws more photon torpedos at it. ::
(21:58:59) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: See if this works, and hang on to your seats.
(21:59:06) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: fluidly nailing drones, watching Ash's wing ::
(21:59:37) CO_CaptHarper: :: throws Atlantis into a high arc around their opponents, pitching the ship over to keep forward weapons on targets ::
(21:59:54) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: braces, watching the viewscreen worriedly ::
(22:00:04) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: is wisely wearing her seatbelt ::
(22:00:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is standing as one does at Tactical ::
(22:00:21) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches the ship's attitude on her display, impressed ::
(22:00:28) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: grabs console :: CSO: I've got nothing.
(22:00:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks over :: SCI: Nothing from telepathy? :: confirming ::
(22:01:21) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: finds the drones harassing him are replenishing faster than he can destroy them ::
(22:01:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: leans back on the railing behind him, and seeing where this is going, gets ready to get back onto his original target with a lot more power. :: CO: Let's do it!
(22:01:32) SCI_LtJG_Jude: CSO: Correct.
(22:02:19) CSO_Cdr_Wright: SCI: Ah well, it was worth a try. :: still trying to be a 1337 h4xx0r as well, with little additional success ::
(22:02:56) CO_CaptHarper: :: senses that the predictable movement has lured them into a defensive pattern, she quickly yaws in the other direction and slams the throttle forward, lunging Atlantis forward ::
(22:03:10) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: yelps and falls out of his seat ::
(22:03:25) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: the seatbelt is strained, but holds ::
(22:03:36) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: abruptly stops his Mustang, and three drones explode on his rear shields ::
(22:03:40) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: hits the console, and lets herself slide down to sit on the floor, still watching ::
(22:03:44) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grips her seat tightly, practically wrapped around it ::
(22:04:20) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: notes the Atlantis' slick moves with appreciation ::
(22:04:50) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: she lays half her body on her console, hugging the edges to avoid being flung, and looks over at Razyn after he falls ::
(22:04:54) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks* There was talk on the bridge before we launched of capturing one of these drones. See if you can disable one or more while you're killing them.
(22:05:10) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: destroys yet another drone and checks her sensors, frustrated at how many there still are ::
(22:06:23) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> *Sharks* Aye. :: sweeps her Mustang in a wide arc to the side, adjusting her aim in attempts to disable ::
(22:06:23) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sees and takes an opening for the weapons systems on the formerly-starboard firgate and launches a heavy assault with half a dozen photon torpedos to go with the phaser blasts. ::
(22:06:53) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> *Sharks* That sounds more fun since destroying seems useless. :: grins and enables her system targeting ::
(22:07:50) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The torpedo volley connects, and the unfortunate target sustains moderate damage.
(22:07:53) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: I got... some kind of document. I'll add this to the translation source material and see what the computer can make of it..
(22:08:22) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Our shields are taking a beating though, and systems overloads start appearing on the damage reports, as well as injuries.
(22:08:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: handles damage reports while Wolfe is busy shooting things ::
(22:08:57) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: jumps backs onto his seat, and taps his console, trying to prevent overloads ::
(22:09:00) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Understood! :: puts the ship into full reverse, preventing their target from taking cover ::
(22:09:49) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: keeps working while the computer translation AI is crunching the data from the document ::
(22:10:29) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: keeps firing as they make their way around the frigate and turn back around to the fray. As they do, he paints more targets on the frigates for any mustang pilots who might find themselves with too much time on their hands ::
(22:10:43) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: chases down a drone from behind and runs into it with his shields, seeing if that will disable it ::
(22:10:57) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The damaged frigate jumps to warp, and its drones start to recall into the other ship.
(22:11:35) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: struggles her way back to her feet, glancing over the reports and tapping her combadge, talking to the nurses in sick bay again ::
(22:11:38) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: targets a drone's propulsion systems ::
(22:12:12) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Our ventral phaser array goes offline.
(22:12:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: brings Atlantis about to face the remaining frigate ::
(22:12:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: CO: Ventral phasers down. System overloads popping up all over the ship.
(22:12:52) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: creases his brow at the phaser array that just failed. He quickly covers for it with the others. ::
(22:13:07) CO_CaptHarper: ENG2: Ensign, see what you can do about that!
(22:13:57) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: draws a good firing solution and targets the other frigate's engines with all their photon torpedoes and a quantum. ::
(22:14:04) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: Self: Fuck! CO: I'm-I'm-I'm t-t-t-trying Captain! :: taps console, trying to print the phaser array back online, while trying to prevent MORE overloads ::
(22:14:31) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The other frigate's drones quickly join the others, filing back into the ship.
(22:14:32) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: having momentarily been overwhelmed by drone activity and not having a chance to do anything but shoot for her life, finds the drones retreating and begins to give chase ::
(22:15:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Should we tractor one?
(22:15:28) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: notices Wolfe's markers and begins firing on the frigate instead :: Self: Die, mothership!
(22:16:09) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: still trying to disable a fleeing drone ::
(22:16:49) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The Sharks manage to disable a few drones, each with their different methods.
(22:17:09) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: We shall see what is left after the battle.
(22:17:45) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The last of the functional drones make it to the other frigate, and it warps away.
(22:17:47) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: nods, checking impatiently on the crunching of the translation AI ::
(22:18:49) CO_CaptHarper: :: sees the threats vanish on her display, and sighs in relief ::
(22:18:55) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: does a little victory dance in her seat ::
(22:19:10) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns from the helm :: XO: Damage report, Commander?
(22:19:19) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: facepalms onto his console and groans ::
(22:20:21) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stands down weapons but stays at Red Alert. ::
(22:21:29) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: reads :: CO: Ventral phasers...electrical grids twenty-four through twenty-eight...starboard aft navigational thrusters...impulse, but the backups kicked in. Engineering teams are already on the most crucial systems. :: looks up ::
(22:22:06) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods to Kuari, and sees Acacia still on the bridge :: MED: Casualties?
(22:23:26) SCI_LtJG_Jude: CSO: Should one of the disabled drones be beamed aboard for engineering?
(22:23:48) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Bridge* Zorro to Atlantis. We have a few disabled drones for you out here.
(22:24:24) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: The Sharks have managed to disable a few drones, Captain. Shall we beam them aboard?
(22:24:52) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks over at Lexy in the other forward seat and nods :: CSO: Into quarantine, of course.
(22:24:57) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: approaches one of the disabled drones, working with the others ::
(22:26:23) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: taps on her console, answering questions from the nurses in sick bay. She sighs softly :: XO: A few concussions, cuts and bruises... nobody's broken, we think...
(22:26:47) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods :: MED: Thank you.
(22:28:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sends a message down to have a storage bay quarantined ::
(22:29:18) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Discovery pulls alongside, having done her fair share in the battle.
(22:30:00) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Recall the Sharks, as well, but have them standing by for the return of our new friends.
(22:30:59) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *Sharks* Sharks, you are recalled with orders to stand by to be called up again.
(22:31:29) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> *CSO/Sharks* Coming home.
(22:31:32) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *CSO* Copy that, Atlantis. Bravo Zulu, Sharks.
(22:31:42) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: heads for the assault bay doors ::
(22:31:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: comes back in on Ash's wing ::
(22:32:17) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Next time we see them, make them talk first :: sneers at the viewscreen ::
(22:33:01) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: slips inside the doors and lands her fighter gently ::
(22:33:03) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands, with Atlantis on autopilot while she is away, and turns to the Major :: CTO: I would think they might have something to say, after that.
(22:34:00) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: I have their trail, if you'd like to go find out.
(22:34:27) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: touches the fighter down on the deck :: I think I will call you the León.
(22:35:24) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Negative, but thank you. :: hands on her hips :: We need to figure out how to talk to them before we chase them down.
(22:35:25) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: checks the count of his quantum torpedoes. Yup, still got all of 'em. ::
(22:35:45) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Maybe that's how we talk to them.
(22:35:55) CO_CaptHarper: :: overhears Acacia's report to Kuari, glad that no one is seriously harmed ::
(22:37:42) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Captain, I have the translation results...
(22:37:42) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: buttons her doctor's coat, heading for the TL, mentioning as she passes, :: CO/XO: It sounds handled, but I'm taking Sick Bay.
(22:37:57) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods to Acacia ::
(22:38:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: keeps weapons unlocked and at the ready... impatiently watching the status of that phaser array ::
(22:38:10) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches Acacia go ::
(22:38:15) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: looks over at Wright, eyebrow perked, curious as to the results ::
(22:38:36) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: pops the canopy as the fighter powers down, and climbs to the deck :: Ash, Suzuki: So, we are on standby... :: smiles winningly :: Poker in the locker room while we wait?
(22:39:11) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: The translation AI has determined with 93.7% probability that this is some kind of restaurant menu that appears to list various cuts of meat.
(22:39:41) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: leans out of her fighter :: NAV: Shouldn't we stay in our fighters?
(22:39:49) CO_CaptHarper: CO: Perhaps bacon could be the great uniter, then. I will have a look at the results.
(22:40:17) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: hopping down from her fighter, then pauses, looking at Ash ::
(22:40:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: puts the menu up on the main screen as well as sending it back to the CO/XO consoles ::
(22:40:54) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: squints at the menu ::
(22:41:20) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: she grins stupidly, hands over her mouth trying not to laugh ::
(22:41:27) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks at the viewscreen and sniffs, to no avail ::
(22:41:52) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Ash: No need, and besides, they need in your fighter to refurbish it while we stand by.
(22:42:02) MED_Ens_Acacia: ::laughs to herself at the idea of an alien menu :: TL: Deck 15.
(22:42:24) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: grins and looks at Suzuki :: Sounds good to me, then.
(22:42:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: So they were... trying to take our order?
(22:42:28) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks at the menu and grins, it being at least a clue :::
(22:42:58) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: giggles :: CSO: Perhaps he was hungry? It looks good to me.
(22:43:12) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: strides into sickbay, looking at the PADD that a nurse immediately hands her with a nod. She checks over the patients one by one, sending each on their way after their evaluation ::
(22:45:13) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:45:14) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:45:14) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM