Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Apr 17 20:57:07 2019 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:15:57) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:58) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:58) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:16:45) CaptHarper: ACTION> The USS Sovereign appears on long-range sensors, having exited slipstream in the system.
(21:17:24) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: sits in her office, typing on the console, working on work things ::
(21:17:25) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: steps off the Turbolift and onto the Bridge at the beginning of shift. He takes over TAC1 from the unnamed lieutenant there, and begins reviewing the previous several hours' scans and information when he notes the arrival of the Sovereign. ::
(21:17:51) CaptHarper: :: exits her ready room, carrying a cup of strong coffee, having finished the daily status call with the brass ::
(21:17:53) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: notes their arrival, already seated at her console :: CO: The Sovereign has entered the system.
(21:18:10) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: reading over the repair reports on the fighters as she heads to the TL and orders it to the bridge ::
(21:18:28) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: enters the bridge, moving to take her own station, looking at the others present as she turned her attention back to her station ::
(21:18:42) CaptHarper: CSO: The Sovereign! Well, she will be a big help.
(21:19:27) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: arrives on the bridge, looking recharged from yesterday's ordeal, and takes the helm ::
(21:20:13) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: hands off the helm to Navarro and heads to her quarters, her shift over ::
(21:20:29) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: steps off the TL and takes her station, setting the PADD aside to check on other things ::
(21:20:50) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: is sitting on the Bridge at her console, having just arrived after a better night's sleep than the last few sleep cycles, going over updates from the last shift. She looks up at the arrival and beams ::
(21:21:04) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: hopes Jester can manage to get some rest before the Xovul come ::
(21:21:05) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: takes the data from the previous attack and sends some to the TAC2 terminal, with plans to create a mordacious attack for the next Xovul arrival. He continues watching for them on long-range sensors as he works on tactics and finding weak points in their armor. ::
(21:22:16) CaptHarper: :: drifts around the bridge a bit, looking at the preparations people are making ::
(21:23:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: checks in with the Operations crews, who have been working with Engineering on the internal repairs ::
(21:23:24) CaptHarper: ACTION> The Sovereign comes out of warp and joins up with Atlantis and Discovery, hailing us.
(21:23:40) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: The Sovereign is hailing us, Captain.
(21:24:03) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: jumps, seeing the time. She scurries for the door, heading for the turbolift. ::
(21:24:12) CaptHarper: :: crosses to the center of the bridge and deposits her coffee in the center seat's cupholder :: CSO: On screen.
(21:24:43) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: taps the buttons and looks up at the screen expectantly ::
(21:25:01) CaptHarper: ACTION> Captain Bernadette Grey, a human woman with short blonde hair, appears on the screen.
(21:25:23) CaptHarper: CaptGrey> :: smiles :: Captain Harper. The Sovereign is at your service.
(21:25:25) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles at the face on the main viewer ::
(21:26:01) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: works at the new data sent over, frowning slightly in thought as the voice of the new captain was curious, she turned her attention to the view screen.::
(21:26:03) CaptHarper: :: returns the smile :: Grey: Captain Grey, your timing is perfect, and we are certainly glad that you are here.
(21:26:34) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: arrives on the bridge, taking the opportunity of the viewer being on to make her way over to her usual seat without drawing too much attention to herself ::
(21:26:59) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: she cocked her head in curiosity, curious as to the same surname ::
(21:27:32) CaptHarper: CaptGrey> Thank you, Captain. I hope that our assistance isn't actually required, but we stand ready. Sovereign out.
(21:27:45) CaptHarper: :: nods as the screen goes dark ::
(21:28:25) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: confirms that the channel is closed ::
(21:28:39) CaptHarper: :: feels a bit bouyed by the Sovereign's presence as she takes her seat ::
(21:30:19) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: turns her head towards Harper ::
(21:31:01) CaptHarper: XO: Two Sovereigns and a Galaxy present an impressive force.
(21:31:05) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches the interaction with a token level of interest. If they're not *that* interested in joining in, the Sovereign is dead to him. ::
(21:32:27) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: feels better that the Sovereign is present, but still hopes for more reinforcements before the Xovul return ::
(21:32:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: faceplants into her bed without even taking off her uniform ::
(21:34:41) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods once :: My hope is we have enough force that a battle won't have to happen at all.
(21:35:11) CaptHarper: XO: A hope that I share... :: quietly trails off ::
(21:35:25) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: all: My guess is that would require a full armada.
(21:35:43) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: uncomfortably finds herself agreeing with Wolfe ::
(21:35:57) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: watches curiously, fingers typing without looking at the screen. :: All: Maybe not...
(21:37:09) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: turns her head towards Wolfe :: Do the Xovul know of our resources? They come planning to take out a colony, but the Federation?
(21:38:53) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: I do not know what to expect of them, except that they would want to overpower us. As we saw in person, fighting fairly is not in their repertoire. I suggest we not be here to fight fairly, either.
(21:39:17) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: grins at hearing Wolfe's words :: CTO: So... a fair fight is out of the question?
(21:39:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: Utterly.
(21:40:06) CaptHarper: :: tightens her lips before turning to Wolfe :: CTO: Major, status of your Marines on the ground?
(21:40:46) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: quietly whoops; she always enjoyed unleashing creativity on unspecting enemies ::
(21:41:43) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: The detachment reports that they are ready for anything. While we wait for the next battle, they are helping to fortify the colony.
(21:43:00) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Captain, our analysis of the warp trails they've left behind gives us a vague sense of from where in unexplored space they may be coming. I have a few candidate star systems that merit a closer look.
(21:43:53) CaptHarper: :: nods to Wolfe, then Wright :: CSO: Thank you. That will be helpful should we be required to press this front forward.
(21:44:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks over Grey's work briefly, wondering what has her whooping.
(21:45:12) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: wonders if Wolfe plans to set up an ambush and starts looking at the local area for a good site from which to stage one ::
(21:45:36) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: hears the whooping, but doesn't turn, as she's used to hearing odd noises from the back stations ::
(21:46:42) CaptHarper: CTO: I assume we have reserves up here to reinforce them in the event of that battle?
(21:47:14) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: raises an eyebrow at the whooping, idly looking over the life sign readouts for the marines on the ground, paging through them to keep her fingers active ::
(21:47:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Indeed. And we are moving all but enough to fight off three invasions on board to the colony.
(21:48:02) CaptHarper: CTO: Where do you plan to be?
(21:49:13) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks Harper dead in the eye :: CO: Right here. The Xovul need to learn some respect, and I can help administer that lesson best with properly-placed Quantum torpedos.
(21:49:42) CaptHarper: :: returns the look :: CTO: No arguments here. Thank you, Major.
(21:50:27) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grins lopsidedly at Wolfe's humor ::
(21:50:55) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: nods curtly, and gets back to planning. :: TAC2: Take a look at the scans of the Xovul ship, sector 213.6. Do you see a possible weak point there?
(21:51:23) CaptHarper: :: finds Ilaihr on the back wall :: ENG: How have the repairs been going?
(21:54:04) TAC2_2LT_Grey: CTO: Yes sir, I actually do. :: sounds pretty proud of herself ::
(21:54:07) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: CO: Repairs are still proceeding.
(21:54:59) CaptHarper: ACTION> Three Xovul ships appear on sensors, incoming at high warp.
(21:55:46) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: speaking urgently :: CO: Three Xovul ships inbound, high warp! :: puts it on the screen ::
(21:56:09) CaptHarper: CTO: Red alert!
(21:56:09) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: nods, looking down at his console :: That's what I thought. Hmm. :: turns back to T'Lira at an aux station :: TAC: That brings us up to 47 possible weak points. I am sending that to your Shark so you can play with it. ... And it seems to be go time.
(21:56:21) CaptHarper: CSO: Alert the other ships if they have not raised shields.
(21:56:29) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: takes ship to Red Alert :: CO: Aye, Captain!
(21:56:51) CaptHarper: TAC: Get to your birds and launch.
(21:57:17) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: looks over :: CTO: Acknowledged. :: sends out an alert to all of the Sharks to get to the fighter bay :: CO: Aye sir. :: heads for the TL ::
(21:57:39) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: gets up, leaving the helm for Harper, and heads into the TL with T'Lira ::
(21:57:55) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: takes a deep breath, typing in the commands to add the sharks to the lifesign monitor. ::
(21:57:57) CaptHarper: :: slides into the helm and makes a few links with the two other ships ::
(21:58:03) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: passes the alert on to the other ships, then buckles her seatbelt ::
(21:58:17) CaptHarper: :: also straps in, thankful that they finally installed seatbelts ::
(21:58:20) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: drags herself out of bed, groaning ::
(21:58:35) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: her smile disappearing in an instant, looks to her console, Harper having already sounded the alarm, and takes stock of their ship's readiness ::
(21:59:14) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: the TL lets out at the fighter bay and she heads for her locker, suiting up as quickly as she can ::
(21:59:52) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: suits up in the locker room, grabs his helmet, and heads for the as-of-yet-unnamed Mustang that he flew yesterday ::
(22:00:40) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: appears in the locker room with a sour expression on her bleary face, but all business, going through the moves ::
(22:00:41) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: begins painting targets onto the main Xovul ship when it gets close enough, those points staying up on both the main viewer and the screens of anyone who has anytihng to do with Tactical. The brighter red the target, the more vulnerable he thinks it is. Right then, something in Grey's report catches his eye. Hangar bays... He thinks a moment and adjusts his targets to include them ::
(22:00:48) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: hits the locker room at a jog, already stripping off the outer elements of her uniform and suiting up quickly ::
(22:01:02) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: hops in and runs through a quick pre-flight :: Hello again. Shall we dance once more?
(22:01:34) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: messages the Marines on the ground that they have incoming fire friends ::
(22:01:54) CaptHarper: Syvek> :: on the planet below, he sees the message and barks out orders to the squad under his command ::
(22:01:59) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: ENG: Let the bears know they've got company coming for dinner ::
(22:02:44) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: climbs into her fighter and runs a systems check, making sure that her new shield algorithm is in place. She hasn’t distributed it yet, as she wants to ensure that it will work before sending it to the other pilots. She checks that the standard algorithm is in place should she need to switch, and then fires up the engines ::
(22:03:29) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: ::Stares blankly at his screen.:: CTO: They already know.
(22:03:53) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: climbs into her fighter, whacking her leg on the throttle carelessly and cursing ::
(22:04:11) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: does a quick pre-flight, noting with some pleasure that Shinigami has already been repaired ::
(22:04:15) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks* Sharks, Zorro, reporting ready for launch.
(22:04:22) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: ENG: Copy that. Thank you. :: sends some last commands to Syvek and the ground troops before he's indisposed ::
(22:05:53) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: quickly finishes up, telling herself more than ever not to take shortcuts :: *Sharks* Spitfire, ready.
(22:06:52) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: buckling into her harness, the adrenaline overriding her weariness :: *Sharks* Jester is ready.
(22:07:29) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: listens as the Sharks check in and waits for the final launch order ::
(22:08:23) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: continues to figure out possible targets/weak points, eyes flicking from her screen to the ships facing them. :: CTO: What about also targeting the engine bays?
(22:08:42) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Sounds like the Sharks are just about ready to launch.
(22:08:53) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: @ Sehlat: Be advised, I have painted a couple new targets for you, in the event that your Sharks have the chance to attack the main ships.
(22:09:50) CaptHarper: :: watches the incoming bandits on the helm display, and wills herself not to think about all of the people she's ordered into combat :: CSO: Thank you. They are clear to launch when ready.
(22:10:12) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: gets confirmation of readiness from their small fleet :: CO: Discovery and Sovereign are ready, Captain.
(22:10:30) CaptHarper: XO: I should hope so.
(22:10:35) TAC_LCdr_TLira: *CTO* Acknowledged. :: sends that information to the Sharks with orders to only attack those targets if they have a clear opening :: *Bridge* Bridge, Sharks are ready to launch.
(22:10:41) CaptHarper: ACTION> The Sovereign launches fighters.
(22:10:47) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *Sharks* Sharks, you are clear to launch when ready.
(22:11:47) TAC_LCdr_TLira: *CSO* Copy. Launching now. :: switches to the main Shark channel :: *Sharks* Sharks, Sehlat. Clear for launch.
(22:12:19) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks* Copy that. :: lifts the nameless Mustang off the assault bay deck and shoots out the door ::
(22:12:46) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: banks the fighter around into a holding formation :: Will you tell me your name on this flight?
(22:13:12) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: takes off and exits the assault bay in formation ::
(22:13:41) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: lifts off the deck and angles towards the doors, firing the engines to jet out and get angled towards the incoming enemy ships ::
(22:14:26) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: speeds out of the bay in formation ::
(22:15:47) CaptHarper: ACTION> The three Xovul ships warp in... and keep warping right into the planet's atmosphere! They exit warp at low altitude and immediately deploy their troop ships, then climb for space.
(22:16:07) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Captain. I have a new target and I want to see what happens. If you can align for a shot... here... at some point, that would be most appealing... and I hope effective. :: pings a target ::
(22:16:41) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: *Syvek* Here come your guests. Give them a proper welcome.
(22:16:49) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: goes wide-eyed at the Xovul's move, double-checking her console and the main viewer :: Self: Did they just...?
(22:17:03) CaptHarper: Syvek> *CTO* Understood, Major. :: barks out additional orders ::
(22:17:27) CaptHarper: :: swears elaborately in Bajoran ::
(22:17:45) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: sees the maneuver the Xovul pull, and while she is ever so slightly impressed, she does not approve of their motives in the least and would rather they hadn’t ::
(22:17:56) CaptHarper: :: sees the ping :: CTO: I will see what I can do.
(22:17:58) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: alerts the colony to what the Xovul just did ::
(22:18:06) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: curses at seeing the Xovul's move. :: CTO: Permission to join ground squad?
(22:18:08) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: her eyes widen, her hand freezing over the panel as she watches the monitor. ::
(22:18:45) CaptHarper: ACTION> The troops ships land, since there was no way to intercept them, and Xovul begin pouring out and advancing on the colony.
(22:19:49) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: If our shields fall for long enough, be my guest. :: makes final firing calculations :: CO: May I?
(22:20:03) CaptHarper: ACTION> The Xovul ships make orbit and begin launching fighters.
(22:20:27) CaptHarper: CTO: Open fire.
(22:21:48) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Aye :: opens fire, first with phasers since he saw how the Quantums did little to the shields last time. The light dances around the lead Xovul ship, to all the visible pressure points he wants to continue testing. ::
(22:21:53) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: spots the fighters and manually counts how many she can see at the moment :: *Sharks* Sharks, Sehlat. You are clear to engage the fighters at will.
(22:22:04) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: holds formation as their fighters advance ::
(22:22:19) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: *Sharks* Roger that.
(22:23:02) CaptHarper: ACTION> All three Federation ships open fire, which is returned by the Xovul, and the battle ensues.
(22:23:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: picks the nearest target and lights it up with phaser fire. She's pissed that the fuckers didn't have the courtesy to show up after she'd had a reasonable amount of sleep ::
(22:23:46) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: finds herself a target and opens up with phasers ::
(22:24:39) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: copies Wolfe's, aiming at the nearest main ship and unleashing phasers neatly, aiming at the hanger bays ::
(22:25:09) CaptHarper: ACTION> The three Xovul ships again slowly try to shift the battle back towards the planet's moon, aligning themselves between it and the Federation ships.
(22:25:46) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: drops in behind a Xovul fighter and gets a microquantum lock, then lets it fly ::
(22:26:05) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: They're trying their cute little moonshot again. Let's park it right here and let them deal with that. :: continues firing ::
(22:26:25) CaptHarper: CTO: I see it. They will not pull us away.
(22:26:42) CaptHarper: Syvek> :: sights incoming, and orders a hold until more Xovul are in sight ::
(22:28:05) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: waxes that bandit and banks for another target ::
(22:28:33) CaptHarper: ACTION> Atlantis rocks from a few plasma torpedo hits, shorting out random things.
(22:29:17) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: starts picking targets and dogfighting, now fully awake ::
(22:29:39) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: gets a hit in on her target’s engines and it goes down, leaving her free to go for another one. She checks on her shield status, pleased that it is still over seventy-five percent, albeit not by much ::
(22:29:49) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: is jostled on the bench of her console :: Self, quietly: I hate this part.
(22:30:02) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grips her seat as the ship rocks ::
(22:30:29) CaptHarper: :: also hates this part ::
(22:31:05) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: In hot pursuit, firing one, two microtorps in a precision strike and sending the enemy fighter cartwheeling ::
(22:31:19) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: tracks their Xovul ship as Atlantis makes a pass. Finding one of the launch bays, he targets it and fires, taking over all phaser banks currently facing it, concentrating all firepower for a moment on that one place. ::
(22:31:34) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: flips turns on a target that was behind him and winging his shields with disruptor fire ::
(22:31:57) CaptHarper: Syvek> :: gives the order to start firing, and the Marines ambush a Xovul patrol in a hail of phaser fire ::
(22:32:18) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: looks to Wolfe for permission to join the ground squad :: CTO: Sir?
(22:34:38) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: remembering last time she had asked, she turned her attention back to the station, aiming and firing at the next facing hanger bay ::
(22:36:10) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: looks to her monitor, eyes flitting back and forth. She tags one of the marines to be transported to the ground med site, yanking him out of battle before he can bleed to death. She tries to speak quietly as she comms to the doctors in the colony clinic. :: *NPCDocs*: Injured incoming.
(22:37:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks at the information regarding their hangar shots :: TAC2: We're going to have to take down their shields more before that will work. Focus on them :: adjusts the target paint for everyone ::
(22:37:24) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: finds herself with a bogey on her tail and maneuvers around two other enemy fighters trying to shake it off ::
(22:37:40) CaptHarper: :: brings the ship about to get Wolfe a good shot at the target he requested :
(22:38:26) CaptHarper: ACTION> The ship rocks again from plasma torpedoes, and the disruptor fire is constant at this point.
(22:39:22) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: banks hard to lose the fighter chasing her, lighting up one of the bogeys on Sehlat with phasers as she zips past ::
(22:39:25) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: takes out that target, but finds his shields draining way before he'd like them to be, as if he'd ever like them to be ::
(22:39:54) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: notices one of the fighters in front of her disappears, finds it chasing T'Lira and pursues, but gets blocked by one of the others T'Lira had to dodge and ends up engaging it instead ::
(22:39:54) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: We have to get through their shields first. That's their first line of defense, but they're a good deal more robust than ours for some reason. You might come to the conclusion they like attacking things. :: never stops firing ::
(22:40:26) CaptHarper: CTO: I got that impression! :: turns the ship away to protect the area of the shields that just took the hard hit ::
(22:40:27) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: watches, tense as battle ensues, and life-sign readings take a downward trend. She keeps typing into the console, communicating with the colony clinic. ::
(22:40:50) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: waits until she is certain she has at least one fighter’s attention before she flips her fighter to what would be considered upside down and launching a pair of microquantums ::
(22:41:38) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: keeps rocking :: CTO/TAC2: Shields status?
(22:42:10) CaptHarper: Syvek> :: snipes a Xovul into nothingness, but is then hit from behind by one that seems surprised to have found him ::
(22:42:42) TAC2_2LT_Grey: XO: Shields at 45%. :: answers quickly, working on calculations ::
(22:43:14) CaptHarper: :: hears that and frowns ::
(22:43:16) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: shares his paints with Discovery and Sovereign, requesting that they focus on the same target as Atlantis, with the hope that they can reduce one ship down to size. ::
(22:43:37) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: takes in Grey's answer, thinking, assessing their other ships in the heat of battle while Harper flies ::
(22:43:42) CaptHarper: Syvek> :: turns and grapples with the surprised Xovul ::
(22:44:22) CaptHarper: :: she coordinates with Discovery's and Sovereign's helm to set up an attack formation on one of the Xovul ships :: CTO: Hit that one! :: pings it ::
(22:45:41) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: coordinates with the colony resources, transporting two more marines to the clinic on the ground just in the nick of time. She tries to pay attention, but doesn't absorb much of the tactical information. ::
(22:45:56) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: glad the Sovereign's fighters are helping, since three Xovul ships worth of fighters is proving to be a handful ::
(22:46:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: We're on the same page, Captain. It's the one I've painted for the others as well. Let's see what happens when we drop their pants. :: continues firing at the lead Xovul's forward shield emitter as the other two Federation vessels join in ::
(22:46:36) CaptHarper: ACTION> All three Federation ships unleash hell on the indicated Xovul ship and manage to get its shields to weaken somewhat.
(22:47:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: *Sovereign & Discovery CTOs* Keep it up. We're making some progress.
(22:47:25) CaptHarper: :: comes back around for another pass ::
(22:48:05) CaptHarper: ACTION> The Xovul ships are not new to this, either, and focus their fire on Atlantis, rocking us and draining our shields significantly. Casualties start to pour in to sickbay.
(22:49:04) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: makes a new friend and starts chasing it around the field, draining its shields ::
(22:49:39) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: curses :: CO: Shields at five percent!
(22:49:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: yells needlessly through the ship's punishment :: CO: Evasives!
(22:50:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Looks like we're their new buddy. Casualties everywhere. We gotta win this. :: messages the other ships :: *Sov/Disc* Use this reprieve!
(22:50:15) CaptHarper: :: hears that and turns to Lexy :: CSO: See if engineering can get us some power to shields!
(22:51:07) CaptHarper: ACTION> The Discovery valiantly inserts herself in the line of fire and grants us a bit of a breather.
(22:52:29) CaptHarper: Thank you, David...
(22:52:51) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: gets a moment to breathe after several more troops are safely extracted from battle, taking just a moment to check on Tailor's status in sick bay before returning her focus to the readouts. ::
(22:52:55) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Suggest a braid maneuver so that everyone takes the hits for a moment evenly, and all Tactical Officers can continue pelting their shields.
(22:53:04) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks back at Ilaihr :: ENG: Ilaihr, can you get more power to the shields?
(22:53:31) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: sighs in relief at seeing the Discovery, before her eyes turned back to her screen, working away on calculations ::
(22:53:34) CaptHarper: CTO: It would not work against their current formation, but good idea.
(22:53:44) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: still gripping her seat, finally takes a breath as Discovery gives them a moment ::
(22:54:16) CaptHarper: Syvek> :: ends up on the ground choking the Xovul ::
(22:54:37) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Ash> :: curses as she keeps losing her target, another one popping up in front of her and causing her to evade ::
(22:55:02) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: keeps a wary eye on his shields, falling ever lower in the giant scrum, as he destroys another fighter ::
(22:55:05) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: fires a few photon torpedoes at the lead Xovul's shield emitters to test the reaction at the current shield level. As they make contact, he's pleasantly surprised by the damage, and launches a quantum. ::
(22:55:34) ENG_LtCdr_Ilaihr: ::Taps at his console.:: CSO: I have diverted power from auxiliary systems to the shields.
(22:55:43) CaptHarper: ACTION> Our shields recover a bit with the power re-route.
(22:55:53) CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:55:53) CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(22:55:54) CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM