Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Nov 7 21:00:51 2018 on (irc)

(21:18:14) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
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(21:18:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: in her ready room, studying the video that was stolen during their last hacking attempt ::
(21:19:52) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: busily looking through the subspace logs for ways to disrupt the communications between drone and fathership ::
(21:20:30) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is at TAC1, overseeing repairs from his console ::
(21:21:46) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: playing cards again with fellow pilots in the locker room, waiting for their next sortie, if it comes ::
(21:21:48) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is quietly and idly moving repair teams to where they're needed most, from his console on the bridge.::
(21:21:51) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: is at her console, still attempting to figure out how to communicate with the Bearded One ::
(21:23:04) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: is in Engineering, assisting with repairs as needed ::
(21:23:07) CO_CaptHarper: :: closes out the video and takes a moment to digest what she has learned ::
(21:24:05) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: monitors the Bridge crew from her backless seat just off center on the Bridge, lying comfortably across it so her wings and tail have clearance and her big eyes can study the console in front of her ::
(21:24:51) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: looks impassively at her hand :: I admit, I am not certain how this game works, but... gin? :: lays down her cards face-up ::
(21:25:27) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: eyes the cards, then tosses his in :: Suzuki: Damn, you win!
(21:26:15) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: shrugs and begins collecting the cards to shuffle and deal again ::
(21:26:39) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: rolls her eyes and tosses her cards ::
(21:27:43) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands and looks out the window in a Captainly fashion for a minute, thinking about whatever Captains think about when they do that ::
(21:29:21) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: stretches, this shift having gone on a while ::
(21:30:39) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> All: Gin again, or a different game? :: shuffling cards ::
(21:31:07) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Suzuki: Oh, anything else. You're whipping us at Gin and say you don't know how to play.
(21:31:09) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sees a notice regarding a new transfer that he's been putting off since they left SFHQ. He sighs, knowing he's gonna have to deal with the new crewmember eventually, and sooner than later. ::
(21:31:24) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: zeroes in on a frequency variance and chases that for a while ::
(21:34:32) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::doing reports quietly at her station, catching up on the latest round of casualties::
(21:35:13) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Types away at his console.::
(21:36:42) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: Ilaihr, can I get your opinion on something?
(21:36:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: having decided on an approach, she walks briskly across the ready room to the door and exits to the bridge ::
(21:38:09) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Looks up from his console, nodding silently at Wright.::
(21:38:33) CO_CaptHarper: :: greets Kuari with her usual smile, though it seems forced, given the situation :: XO: Status report, Number One?
(21:38:35) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: perks a finned ear towards Wright, but doesn't look up from her reports ::
(21:39:48) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sends something to his console with a few quick taps, then gets up to walk over and stand next to him :: ENG: I'm looking through the subspace logs to try to find a way to disrupt the drones should we encounter them again. I think I'm onto something with these frequency dips here... :: points at the screen :: ... but I can't quite make sense of it.
(21:39:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: Any ideas?
(21:40:57) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks up at Harper with a small smile of greeting :: CO: All major systems are up and running. Repair crews are working on the rest. :: arcs her neck towards Science :: CO: Alexis is still working on the data we obtained.
(21:43:21) CO_CaptHarper: ;: nods, looking at the viewscreen, as if the answer lies within :: XO: I have been studing the data as well... or rather, the video we obtained.
(21:43:34) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues looking down at his console, looking for ways to improve firing rates and accuracy for the next encounter with the space hipsters. At least, he thinks that's the ancient word for people who liked to grow beards in the early 21st Century. ::
(21:44:54) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Looks at the information in front of him, analysing it for a moment, before lifting his spectacles and rubbing his eyes.::
(21:45:22) XO_Cdr_Kuari: CO: Anything?
(21:46:19) CO_CaptHarper: XO: I think so. But, of course, we will have to wait until they return to find out... and if I am wrong, more violence.
(21:46:21) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks at him in a moment of concern :: ENG: Tired, my friend?
(21:48:07) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods briefly in acknowledgement, staring at the main viewer ::
(21:48:24) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: entering the Bridge for her meeting with Major Wolfe, she glanced around and moved towards his console, standing at attention at his side :: CTO: Second lieutenant Ryleigh Grey reporting for summons.
(21:48:30) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Shakes his head.: CSO: I'm fine, my dear.
(21:49:26) CO_CaptHarper: :: notes the new tactical officer that's entered the bridge, then wanders back toward Lexy and Ilaihr ::
(21:49:36) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: But, we could create and antilepton pulse with the deflector array.
(21:50:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is tapping away on his console and stops mid tap, which causes the console to let out one long, mad beep. :: TAC2: Summons? :: he slowly turns his head to look this officer up and down before staring her dead in the eye. ::
(21:50:40) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: You think that might disrupt communications between the drones and the main ship? :: taps her chin, thinking through the proposal ::
(21:51:10) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: hears Grey's announcement and turns to look, her interest piqued having a background in Tactical, and being responsible for the crew in general ::
(21:51:18) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: Its an old Cardassian military trick, to disable subspace communications.
(21:52:16) Tac2_2LT_Grey: CTO: Yes sir. :: knew she was being watched by a few, but kept her look directly on Major Wolfe. ::
(21:52:21) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Self: Disable? CSO: Interfere.
(21:53:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: Well, interfering is better than what we're doing now. I'd say it's worth a try. What kind of power draw would it require?
(21:53:58) CO_CaptHarper: :: listens to their conversation, since it seems promising ::
(21:55:45) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: frowns and pulls a PADD out of the holder, taps it a few times. :: Self: Shit. :: sighs :: TAC2: Alright. Let's make this quick. We might not have much time, Lieutenant. This is the Bridge. There are Captain Harper and Commander Kuari. But you would have known that. What is your ship's weapons proficiency?
(21:56:28) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::listens to the conversation with half an ear, though it mostly has nothing to do with her area of expertise; switches to reading up on the latest mission reports::
(21:56:43) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: There would he a hefty power drain, but, we could supplement that draw back, by directly channelling the warp core into the deflector.
(21:57:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: leaves them to it and moves to Dr. Tailor, and asks in a quiet tone :: CMO: Doctor, how are our injured doing?
(21:57:40) Tac2_2LT_Grey: CTO: Very good, sir.
(21:57:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: nods as if she understands what he's saying, then shakes her head :: ENG: Okay, I'll admit, I don't fully understand that, but I'm willing to give it a shot as long as you think it's safe.
(21:58:06) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: And it would require more for a wide burst, than a say a directed pulse at the command ship.
(21:58:20) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: Good. You're on that console. Now. :: turns :: CO: Captain, We've got four of their ships heading our way. At least we know they know how to count. Shields are up and we're ready for a fight. Red Alert? :: hovers over the control'
(21:59:48) Tac2_2LT_Grey: CTO: Yes sir. :: stands at her console, fingers poised for action, watching for further instructions. ::
(21:59:52) CO_CaptHarper: :: quickly turns toward Tactical :: CTO: Yes, red alert! Signal Discovery to form up and stand by.
(22:00:01) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: perks up at Wolfe's report, looking from Wolfe to Harper ::
(22:00:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye. :: complies and readies weapons ::
(22:00:13) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: Recovering well.. Mostly the usual broken bones and plasma burns and such, though there were a couple with more serious injuries that required surgery. They'll be back to work in a day or two.
(22:00:50) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns back to the doctor on the way to her chair :: CMO: Good work. I will try to prevent you from having more patients.
(22:01:31) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: The Sovereign-class ship has two Tactical stations. On Atlantis, we use them very well. Welcome to your initiation, Lieutenant.
(22:01:45) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Have the Sharks launch pre-emptively, in case this does not go well.
(22:02:16) Tac2_2LT_Grey: CTO: Yes sir. :: grins slightly, turning her focus to her console, and keeping an ear out for further commands ::
(22:02:28) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Captain, Ilaihr suggests creating an antilepton pulse with the deflector array to disrupt drone communications. We prepare to attempt this on your orders. :: gives Ilaihr's shoulder a brief squeeze before returning to her station ::
(22:03:01) XO_Cdr_Kuari: *Shipwide* Sharks, report to your fighters for pre-emptive launch.
(22:03:05) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods as Lexy crosses the bridge :: CSO: Stand by and wait for their drone launch.
(22:03:12) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::gives the captain a quick smile:: CO: True, it's better to be slow in sickbay than too busy..
(22:03:17) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Nods.:: CSO: I am certain Einin. ::His memory slips for a moment.:: Commander...
(22:04:11) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: stretching and yawning:: Sharks: I think I'll just grab a quick showe– :: hears the announcement :: Or not. Mount up!
(22:04:13) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: Can you have it ready to pulse when ordered? I'll do my best to zero in on the most appropriate target. :: in the bustle, doesn't notice the slip ::
(22:04:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: We're teamiing up with Discovery's tacticals to concentrate fire on one of their ships at a time. This time we're taking out an engine so they have to stick around. Port engine of the second ship to arrive. :: sends that info over to Discovery's CTO and to NAV, just to make sure everyone's on the same page. ::
(22:04:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: lays down her losing hand :: Good timing for me. :: moves out onto the flight deck toward Shinigami ::
(22:05:11) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::glances towards the announcement:: CO: ...or we could be busy again. I'll have teams standing by as usual.
(22:05:27) CO_CaptHarper: CMO: Thank you, doctor.
(22:05:29) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: drops her cards and trots out to her fighter ::
(22:05:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: doesn't sit in her chair, just paces a bit in front of it, thinking back to that video she studied ::
(22:06:03) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: after issuing the order, listens to the chatter on the Bridge, naturally homing in on Wolfe's voice ::
(22:06:07) Tac2_2LT_Grey: CTO: Yes sir.
(22:06:44) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: grabs his helmet and heads out to the fighter he tentatively named León :: Fighter: Maybe that is not the right name for you. We shall see.
(22:06:45) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: I believe so. ::Types away at his console, making adjustsment to the warp core, and the EPS pathways to the deflector dish.::
(22:06:59) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::sends the usual casualty prep orders to sickbay::
(22:08:25) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: also prepares to jam the low frequencies during those dips, as a backup plan ::
(22:09:06) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: Will the pulse have a negative effect on the Sharks?
(22:09:09) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Two minutes, Captain.
(22:09:48) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::gets in touch with Discovery's CMO to coordinate triage stations, send extra personnel as needed::
(22:10:09) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods, putting her mental rehearsals aside from a moment :: CTO: Thank you, Major. Make this encounter the one that convinces them to talk, if I cannot.
(22:10:43) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: has been idly listening to the various conversations, and has decided to look up. she notices the new tactical officer, and grumbles to herself ::
(22:10:47) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: What if you make them talk first?
(22:10:47) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: runs through a quick pre-flight, since the bird had been left powered up :: *Sharks* Sharks, Zorro. Comm check.
(22:11:04) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Then we will count ourselves fortunate.
(22:11:29) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: I mean, when they hail us, shut up. Wait for them. Maybe even raise your eyebrows at them. Captain.
(22:11:45) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Takes a deep breath trying to concentrate.:: CSO: If we fire the pulse directly at the command ships, no... their shields will ionise, and subspace will dampened around them. But if we emit a wide burst, all subspace communication will be disrupted in the affect region.
(22:12:28) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: We will need to focus the beam.
(22:12:48) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: I will keep that in mind if my current plan fails.
(22:13:13) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: looks between the Major and Captain, eyes narrowing briefly before she turned her attention back to her own console, thoughts working :: CTO: Permission to speak, sir?
(22:13:16) CO_CaptHarper: :: also knows that her eyebrows are nowhere near as communicative as a Vulcan's ::
(22:14:28) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> As they have three times before, the hostile frigates arrive and approach.
(22:14:44) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: looks up at the viewscreen ::
(22:15:12) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> NAV: Copy Zorro, Spitfire check.
(22:15:30) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks over at Grey :: TAC2: Text it. :: gestures to his console ::
(22:15:36) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: lifts his fighter off the deck floor and shoots out into space, then settles into a combat patrol ::
(22:15:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: having hopped into the cockpit after completing her pre-flight :: *Sharks* Copy, Spitfire. Jester, check.
(22:16:11) CO_CaptHarper: :: takes a deep breath :: CSO: Hail them.
(22:16:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: hails them ::
(22:16:53) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The Bearded One appears on screen, arms crossed.
(22:17:26) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: puts on her diplomatic mean face ::
(22:18:13) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::mentally compares the bearded one's beard to Velekh's beard.. nope, not as fluffy, the kitty wins hands down::
(22:18:53) CO_CaptHarper: :: abruptly launches into a loud speech in their native language, her voice deepening into an assertive tone that would be almost considered overacting by our standards ::
(22:19:25) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: resists the urge to turn back slowly with a "wtf" look at Kate ::
(22:19:34) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: is startled by Harper's actions, but quickly recovers and resumes scowling at the main viewer ::
(22:19:38) CO_CaptHarper: :: gesturing broadly, she darts around the bridge, speaking slowly and obviously demandingly ::
(22:19:48) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: turns head to stare at Harper, eyebrow raised at the unexpected action ::
(22:20:13) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: shows no emotion. ::
(22:20:21) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: dispatches, forming up with the other fighters outside Atlantis ::
(22:20:34) CO_CaptHarper: :: notes Beardo's eyebrows have shot up, which encourages her, and she gets louder, closing in the main viewer ::
(22:20:43) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: glances briefly at the Captain, before turning back to her console
(22:21:05) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: Launches, staying on Spitfire's wing per usual ::
(22:21:24) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::is mostly amused by Harper's performance, keeping an eye on Bearded guy to see how he reacts::
(22:21:46) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: notes how long the comm has stayed open this time, impressed ::
(22:21:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: goes into a finale, her voice almost a yell as she slams her fist down onto the helm, in a carefully calculated place that won't cause it any damage ::
(22:22:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: she looks up at the main viewer, teeth clenched, breathing heavily in mock anger, fist still on the console ::
(22:22:49) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: she almost jumps out of her seat, trying not to give off an even more "WTF" look than she already is ::
(22:23:02) CO_CaptHarper: Beardo> :: claps his hands together in delight :: Very well, Captain Harper! We accept! :: cuts the comm ::
(22:23:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: The comm link has been severed.
(22:23:43) CO_CaptHarper: :: loses all of that character as the screen goes black and seemingly deflates, then notices her hand hurts :: Fuck.
(22:23:49) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: she blinks :: CO: Fascinating.
(22:23:53) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: she blinked, confused, looking from person to person for search of any type of reasoning behind the Captain's acting ::
(22:24:16) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The frigates begin to launch their drones.
(22:24:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: begins identifying targets for the antilepton pulses ::
(22:24:56) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks* Targets incoming!
(22:25:36) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Targets for disruption ready!
(22:26:21) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Do it. :: rubbing her hand at the base of her little finger where it struck the console as she sits down at the helm ::
(22:26:50) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sends the targets to Ilaihr :: ENG: Pulse those targets when ready!
(22:27:09) CO_CaptHarper: :: coordinating with Discovery's NAV officer, she brings Atlantis into an attack pattern with the Galaxy-class ship ::
(22:27:32) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Makes final adjustments to the deflector array, to narrow the confinment beam of the particle emitter.::
(22:27:46) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: All: Firing.
(22:27:50) CO_CaptHarper: :: while also wondering what she got wrong about that... he accepted, after all, and they're still attacking ::
(22:28:16) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The drones all simultaneously twitch once, but press forward to meet the Sharks.
(22:29:06) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: hangs onto her seat as Atlantis maneuvers sharply :: CO: He spoke!
(22:29:09) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The frigates open fire, two on each of our ships.
(22:29:21) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: growls softly in frustration, looking at subspace to figure out why that didn't work ::
(22:29:29) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Yes... but we are still in combat. I must have gotten it wrong.
(22:29:44) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles :: CO: Maybe not.
(22:30:27) SCI_LtJG_Jude: CSO: Perhaps he interpreted it as a challenge?
(22:30:50) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Self: Must increase particle density. ::Types away at the console.::
(22:30:50) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Return fire, Captain?
(22:30:58) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: shrugs at Linxi :: SCI: That's my best guess.
(22:31:00) CO_CaptHarper: SCI: It was, but to a mock combat followed by a celebration.
(22:31:10) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Make it count, Major.
(22:31:19) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Maybe this is their idea of "mock"
(22:31:59) CO_CaptHarper: :: thinks a moment while bringing Atlantis about to the agreed-upon target :: CSO: That could be, when their main casualties seem to just be drones.
(22:32:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: With pleasure. :: begins firing on the target he's set for both Federation ships. :: TAC2: Get any shots you can on that port engine. We do not want them to be able to leave. These cowards always run if we do enough damage.
(22:32:06) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: attempts jamming the low frequencies of the dips to see if that accomplishes anything ::
(22:32:18) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: All: Firing...
(22:32:48) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The drones twitch again, for longer this time, but resume their swarming assault.
(22:32:55) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: begins firing relentlessly on that port nacelle and sends the signal to Discovery that they're starting. ::
(22:33:02) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: her fingers flew over the console, triggering the phasers to target the port engine directed as she remained focused ::
(22:33:07) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: starts picking off drones with the Mustang's phasers, conserving his microquantums ::
(22:34:20) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: breaks formation, efficiently engaging targets ::
(22:34:59) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::His head tilts as his eyes close. He adjusts the settings of the antilepton pulse again; trying to feel his opposite aboard the hostile ships, trying to anticipate their reactions.:: All: Firing.
(22:35:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: attempts to more accurately zero in on the drone communication arrays, to give Ilaihr better targets :;
(22:35:59) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The four frigates seem to network together to shield the one that's being focus fired, and manage it fairly well due to their numbers.
(22:36:45) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The drones twitch again, for a couple of seconds this time, but resume.
(22:37:05) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: We seem to be getting somewhere...
(22:38:09) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: Perhaps a wide burst. Which would be most effective if we line the vessel up in a particular arc.
(22:38:35) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: But it would require much more power from the warp core.
(22:38:37) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: I think I can get through that, hang on.
(22:39:17) CO_CaptHarper: :: swings around in a wide arc, noting the pattern, then turns and shoots Atlantis forward through a gap, at full speed ::
(22:39:25) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Good to hear, Captain. Firing half a dozen quantums when we get the opening, and Discovery is following our lead.
(22:39:44) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches the main viewer with big eyes ::
(22:39:56) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: waits for his opening, then fires everything they've got on that port engine. ::
(22:40:28) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks* Stay a bit tighter, don't let these things completely surround you!
(22:40:36) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: follows Wolfe's lead, keeping the phasers firing on the port engine ::
(22:40:59) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> *Sharks* Spitfire, copy, closing in! :: finds her nearest wingmate ::
(22:41:05) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Makes the necessary modifications for a wide arc of antileptons.::
(22:41:16) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: Sticks into formation as well ::
(22:41:21) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The three other ships manage to cover their focused ally once more, but not before it takes some damage.
(22:41:38) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: he grabs onto a console in engineering, before falling on his butt :: Self: What the fucking hell? :: groans, and gets back up, continuing to finish a minor repair ::
(22:42:06) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Did you hear that, Captain? We could fire a wide burst if we lined it up properly, but it would take more power from the warp core.
(22:42:14) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Captain, let's do that again. Their engine can't take that happening another time. If we can make them stay, that would give us some power to negotiate. :: prepares his next calculation ::
(22:42:23) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> And in retalation, all four frigates focus fire on Atlantis, absolutely unloading on us. Individually, they would be no match, but with four and the drones, it is signifcant.
(22:43:35) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: I will see if I can find another opening. CSO: Use it. :: wishing this ship was as maneuverable as a Mustang as she tries to find an opening in their new pattern ::
(22:43:52) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: smiles a bit at this change :: CO: Captain, they're learning from our technique. Get me into position to disable that ship. If they think we're out for blood, they might be more willing to talk!
(22:43:59) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: her fingers flew over the console, preparing her next calculations carefully ::
(22:44:09) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Calibrates the targeting arc, for widest dispersal but highest particle density.::
(22:44:26) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: Let's prep it.
(22:45:18) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *Sharks* Sharks, be advised, we will be disrupting all subspace communication in an attempt to disable the drones.
(22:45:18) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: doing standard evasives while studying the pattern ::
(22:45:53) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sends 45 seconds of plans to Discovery before the disruption ::
(22:46:05) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *CSO* Understood. Switching to standard radio as backup.
(22:46:16) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::gets alerts from sickbay, more casualties coming in::
(22:46:29) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Nods.:: CSO: It will be ready, one we get the right angle on them.
(22:46:50) CO_CaptHarper: :: feints the ship one way before pivoting on the Y-axis while still flying the other way, then slams forward ::
(22:46:55) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG/CO: The Sharks are ready for the subspace disruption.
(22:47:07) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: falls on his butt once more, giving up on standing for the remaining of whatever the hell the Bridge is doing ::
(22:47:48) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Whenever you are ready, make it happen.
(22:48:24) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: What do we need to do to line it up?
(22:48:36) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: There you go, Major! :: Atlantis shoots through the small gap ::
(22:49:02) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: picks off a flight of drones that were heading for Discovery, but these things seem to be endless ::
(22:49:23) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: gives it everything he's got and nods at Grey :: CO: Thank you, Captain.
(22:49:47) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is watching the forward arc of Atlantis, waiting for all enemy ships to be within the firing circle.:: CSO: Just... the right moment. They will be expecting a focused beam.
(22:50:03) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: followed suit, giving a faint smile back at Wolfe in return ::
(22:50:26) CO_CaptHarper: :: strains the limits of Atlantis's inertial dampeners as she keeps on the target, unwilling to allow the others to defend it ::
(22:50:56) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Thinks he has them covered.:: All: Firing...
(22:51:10) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> All the while, Atlantis starts to really feel the effects of the other three frigates focusing on us. Power overloads start to snake across the ship as the shields do their best to take the punishment.
(22:51:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: watches intently ::
(22:51:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is pretty damn impressed as he watches a very high percentage of Grey's shots land where she - and he - wants them ::
(22:52:24) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The drones simultaneously cease their maneuvers, and receiving no commands from their network, drift in space while they wait for new orders.
(22:52:54) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: stares at Wolfe and Grey, and huffs to herself, before turning back to the viewscreen ::
(22:53:05) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The punishment we've unleased on the targeted frigate disables its warp nacelle, and overloads impulse engines as well. It lists to starboard.
(22:53:24) CSO_Cdr_Wright: All: Did... did we do it?
(22:53:51) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: hesitates on the trigger as the drones stop fighting back :::
(22:54:21) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The other three frigates stop firing... and hail.
(22:54:44) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: We are being hailed, Captain.
(22:54:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: watches the enemy drones cease their movements :: Self: Wooo!
(22:55:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sends a final "accidental" phaser hit right after the hail, but soon enough that it's probably accidental ::
(22:55:15) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:55:16) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:55:16) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM