It is my profound pleasure to welcome each and every one of you to Project Blackstone. Hold your heads high, people. You are now members of a select team, a group that has been handpicked by top officials in Dominion intelligence and approved by Emperor Mengsk himself. You will be the front line in scientific research dedicated to the protection and expansion of our empire of man throughout the Koprulu sector.
Project Logs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
LOG 1
Adjutant 33-27
Blackstone start up protocols initiated. Communication network online.
Adjutant 33-27
Blackstone security protocol Alpha operational.
Adjutant 33-27
Blackstone security protocol Beta operational.
Adjutant 33-27
Blackstone security protocol Gamma operational.
Adjutant 33-27
Testing emergency lockdown systems.
Adjutant 33-27
Emergency lockdown systems operational.
Adjutant 33-27
Blackstone security protocol Omega operational.
Adjutant 33-27
Blackstone gravity accelerator systems online.
Adjutant 33-27
Blackstone thermal control system online.
Adjutant 33-27
Blackstone life support systems online.
Adjutant 33-27
Blackstone bioregenerative subassembly online.
Adjutant 33-27
Reactor at 27.308%.
Adjutant 33-27
Reactor at 30.000% and holding.
Adjutant 33-27
All systems nominal.
Adjutant 33-27
Ambient temperature within acceptable parameters.
Adjutant 33-27
Security code received.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 04 online. Pressurized adapters and berthing arms prepped for arrival of transport vessel "Daisy 8".
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Daisy 8" docked at Gate 04.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 04 airlock engaged.
Adjutant 33-27
Welcome to Project Blackstone, maintenance personnel!
Adjutant 33-27
Additional supply depots required.
Adjutant 33-27
Passengers disembarked from transport vessel "Daisy 8". Now transferring fuel, coolant and volatiles.
Adjutant 33-27
Transferring research armamentarium.
Adjutant 33-27
Transferring specimen containers.
Adjutant 33-27
Error in containment cell 8g. Requesting assistance from maintenance personnel.
Adjutant 33-27
Containment cell 8g back online. Transfer complete.
Adjutant 33-27
Containment section sanitized.
Adjutant 33-27
Requesting replacement specimen.
Adjutant 33-27
Requesting replacement personnel.
Adjutant 33-27
Security code received.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 03 online. Pressurized adapters and berthing arms prepped for arrival of transport vessel "Sparrowhawk".
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Sparrowhawk" docked at Gate 03.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 03 airlock engaged.
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Welcome to Project Blackstone, Director Branamoor. Your security clearance has been set to access level Omega.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Welcome to Project Blackstone, Major Treicher. Your security clearance has been set to access level Omega.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Your team has been granted full access to the station for the initial security sweep.
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Major Treicher and her team have been granted full access to the station for the initial security sweep.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Everything looks good. I plan to run you through a complete checklist tomorrow, adjutant.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 I'll be in my quarters. Don't bother me again until I've gotten some sleep.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher After the security sweep is completed, your team will be set to access level Gamma.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Yes, I know the drill. Import the new crew access database to my datapad.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Upgrade complete.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Apply clearance rules for guidance zones, and activate badges. Initiate ID logging as a precautionary measure.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Initiate a full diagnostic on bio-scanners. Reboot each scanner-head sequentially and forward the report to med-bay.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Diagnostic initiated.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Good morning, Adjutant 33-27. Are we ready for our check-up?
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Good evening, Director Branamoor. I am currently running a diagnostic for Major Treicher, but should be ready shortly.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Morning, evening - who can tell on this rock?
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Diagnostic complete.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Alright, I will be going over your recordings of the specimen incident in my quarters. Make sure that I'm not interrupted.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Yes, Major Treicher. Do you want the later holovids displaying sanitation systems and corpse-removal processes as well?
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Yes. One zergling. Unbelievable. The replacement crew is arriving soon?
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Dominion Standard Time is displayed on your datapad, Director. I am ready for your diagnostic now.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Yes, Major Treicher. Their transport should be arriving tomorrow.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 You know, I requested a NEW adjutant unit for this project. My request was denied. Somebody thought you were a better fit.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Alright. Make sure they stay clear of the containment level. They're not trained for dealing with these things.
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Yes, Director Branamoor.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Why they'd prefer a beat-up machine like you to maintain this facility is beyond me. Ah well. Not my call.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Yes, Major Treicher.
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor No, Director Branamoor.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Run program 9377b and send the results to my datapad. I'm going to see what's in the kitchen.
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Yes, Director Branamoor. Diagnostic initiated. Shall I illuminate the most direct path for you to the mess hall?
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Do that. And if Mengsk's penny-pinchers scrimped on my Scotch, there'll be hell to pay.
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Sparrowhawk" uncoupling from Gate 03.
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Sparrowhawk" away.
Adjutant 33-27
Security code received.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 02 online. Pressurized adapters and berthing arms prepped for arrival of transport vessel "Beluga".
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Beluga" docked at Gate 02.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 02 airlock engaged.
Adjutant 33-27
Welcome to Project Blackstone, maintenance personnel!
Adjutant 33-27
All maintenance personnel will keep to green- and yellow-lit hallways. Unauthorized personnel found in red-lit hallways will be eliminated.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Eliminated? I just wanted to keep them away from the specimens.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher @Adjutant3327 No, the adjutant is right on this account. We need to run a tight ship.
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Beluga" uncoupling from Gate 02.
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Beluga" away.
Adjutant 33-27
Security codes received.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 01 online. Pressurized adapters and berthing arms prepped for arrival of transport vessel "Brook's Folly".
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 02 online. Pressurized adapters and berthing arms prepped for arrival of transport vessel "Sunset".
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 03 online. Pressurized adapters and berthing arms prepped for arrival of transport vessel "Undertow 2".
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Brook's Folly" docked at Gate 01.
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Sunset" docked at Gate 02.
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Undertow 2" docked at Gate 03.
Adjutant 33-27
Airlocks engaged for Gate 01, Gate 02, and Gate 03.
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss Welcome to Project Blackstone, Dr. Rothfuss. Your security clearance has been set to access level Beta.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Beta? Interesting. How does one earn enough points for Omega status?
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss Please follow the green-lit corridors to your living quarters. Keep your badge and datapad with you at all times.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Talkative little machine, aren't you? Maybe you’ll open up once you get to know me better.
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss Yes, Dr. Rothfuss. Do you require assistance to your quarters?
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 No, no - I've managed well enough getting here, haven't I? Just keep the lights on until I'm tucked in.
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss Yes, Dr. Rothfuss.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeahAMartine Welcome to Project Blackstone, Dr. Martine. Your security clearance has been set to access level Beta.
Adjutant 33-27
@VeraLangridge Welcome to Project Blackstone, Dr. Langridge. Your security clearance has been set to access level Gamma.
Adjutant 33-27
@TaliseCogan Welcome to Project Blackstone, Dr. Cogan. Your security clearance has been set to access level Beta.
Talise Cogan
@Adjutant3327 Right.
Adjutant 33-27
@WarrenGHeld Welcome to Project Blackstone, Dr. Held. Your security clearance has been set to access level Beta.
Warren Held
@Adjutant3327 Right, right. Where's my lab?
Adjutant 33-27
@WarrenGHeld The labs will not be available until tomorrow. Please follow the green-lit corridors to your living quarters.
Adjutant 33-27
@WarrenGHeld Keep your badge and datapad with you at all times.
Warren Held
@Adjutant3327 Understood. Let me know when I can get to my lab.
Adjutant 33-27
@WarrenGHeld Yes, Dr. Held.
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Welcome to Project Blackstone, Mr. Quinton. Your security clearance has been set to access level Beta.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Mr. Quinton? Ha! That's what they call my dad. At least I think it is. Never met the guy.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Call me Red, sweetheart.
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Yes, Red.
Adjutant 33-27
@TalenAyers Welcome to Project Blackstone, Dr. Ayers. Your security clearance has been set to access level Beta.
Talen Ayers
@Adjutant3327 Thanks for the kind invitation.
Talen Ayers
@Adjutant3327 Can I call my agent on this thing? And what does a scientist have to do to get a drink around here?
Adjutant 33-27
@TalenAyers Your datapad is for internal communication only, Dr. Ayers. Food and drink will be available in the mess hall shortly.
Adjutant 33-27
@TalenAyers Until then, please follow the green-lit corridors to your living quarters. Keep your badge and datapad with you at all times.
Talen Ayers
@Adjutant3327 This just keeps getting better.
Adjutant 33-27
@PamelaGFoster Welcome to Project Blackstone, Dr. Foster. Your security clearance has been set to access level Beta.
Leah Martine
@Adjutant3327 Thank you, Adjutant.
Pamela G. Foster
@Adjutant3327 Thank you.
Talise Cogan
@Adjutant3327 I was not allowed to pack anything for this "trip" - are you going to shave our heads and dress us in stripes as well?
Adjutant 33-27
@TaliseCogan No, Dr. Cogan. Your quarters are supplied with clothing and hygienic supplies sufficient for your needs.
Talise Cogan
@Adjutant3327 Delightful.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Raise the ambient temperature of my quarters by two degrees.
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Local temperature has been adjusted to your specifications, Director Branamoor.
Helek Branamoor
Attention Blackstone staff! I hope that by now you may have become familiarized with your datapads.
Helek Branamoor
These datapads are intended for research purposes only, and will play a variety of roles in your scientific endeavors while stationed here.
Redell Quinton
@HelekBranamoor Doc Branamoor is right. Mine works great as a coaster.
Helek Branamoor
I would advise all of you to limit your use of the more “social” aspects of these devices to the comparing of notes and data analysis.
Pamela G. Foster
@HelekBranamoor My datapad appears to be malfunctioning. Keeps sending me "Unauthorized User" messages.
Adjutant 33-27
@PamelaGFoster @HelekBranamoor Error not found.
Pamela G. Foster
@Adjutant3327 You're invited to come analyze this thing in "person" if you'd like, Adjutant. It is definitely having problems.
Helek Branamoor
Remember, people: These messages are visible to everybody in the facility. Please keep chatter, innuendo, and complaints to a minimum.
Daniel Rothfuss
What handy tools they've provided. How generous.
Lee Treicher
All Project Blackstone communication will be monitored, folks. All of it. Sorry, but those are the rules.
Talen Ayers
@LeeTreicher How flattering.
Redell Quinton
We still working out the kinks in our resident adjutant, @HelekBranamoor? I’ve got a garage full of sparkly gear that won’t power up.
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Engineering bay is online.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Thanks darlin. You just made all my equipment very happy.
Redell Quinton
Wow. These are some top shelf tools. Dominion didn’t cheap out on us, boys.
Redell Quinton
Ha, I could probably build a new Viking from scratch just using the spare parts bin. Think I'm gonna enjoy my time with Project Blackstone.
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Let me know once you have completed your inventory inspections, Red.
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Dr. Branamoor has a list of tasks that will require your immediate attention.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 This shouldn't take long, hon.
Warren Held
@HelekBranamoor The Axiom tools I was promised are not here. I have special requirements, and these Procyon scalpels will not do.
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers Nice response, Doc. You a writer or something?
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton This is in reference to my email, I assume?
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton And yes, I'm a writer. Maybe my books aren’t as widely read in your circles, but they’re popular in the scientific community.
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers My circles?
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton Oh no! I didn’t mean it like that. I meant that writings on xenoscience might not be as interesting to engineers.
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton I would never dream of slighting your profession, Chief Engineer.
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton I apologize if it came out that way, but wish to assure you that I have nothing but the greatest respect for your vocation.
Vera Langridge
@Adjutant3327 The soil pH in 23 is not acceptable. Set the level equivalent to the control sample from Vygoire.
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers Haha - I'm just messing with ya, Doc. I read your books. Even tried to incorporate your metabolic rate theory into a carburetor.
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers Ended up melting two perfectly good hellions to slag before I decided to leave squishy science to the eggheads in your circles.
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton I have decided that you are an interesting fellow, Chief Engineer Quinton.
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers Good to know, Doc.
Helek Branamoor
@WarrenGHeld Please direct these questions to the facility's adjutant, Dr. Held. Keeping track of your special knives is not my job.
Leah Martine
@Adjutant3327 Request that we move scanner, microdissector, & RNA seq kit closer to analysis platform. Distance is not optimal.
Warren Held
@HelekBranamoor I know that, Helek. I just wanted to make sure that they're here before I begin my procedure - can't use these heavy things.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeahAMartine Yes, Dr. Martine. Maintenance personnel will be notified directly.
Helek Branamoor
@WarrenGHeld I am well aware of your condition, Dr. Held. Please address me as Dr. during your tenure with Project Blackstone.
Warren Held
@HelekBranamoor My apologies, Dr. Branamoor.
Warren Held
@Adjutant3327 The Axiom tools I was promised are not here. When can I expect them?
Adjutant 33-27
@WarrenGHeld The Axiom Corporation discontinued production on that line of instruments two years ago, Dr. Held.
Warren Held
@Adjutant3327 Damnit. Burgess must've found them on layaway. I suppose I will have to make do.
Adjutant 33-27
@VeraLangridge Yes, Dr. Langridge.
Adjutant 33-27
@WarrenGHeld Yes, Dr. Held.
Adjutant 33-27
Internal security breach detected. Analyzing...
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Run a scan on active lines. Freeze any that have opened within the last twenty minutes.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Yes, Major Treicher.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Anything yet, damnit?
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Nothing, Major Treicher. Error readings may have been caused by a malfunction in the new metadrive bridges trying to reset.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Splendid. All this hi-tech gear was bound to get crosswired somewhere, I guess. Run another scan- I'm going to get some sleep.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Scanning. Goodnight, Major Treicher.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Yeah, yeah. Wake me if you find anything. Can't shake the feeling that we're being watched.
Adjutant 33-27
Vulnerable sectors discovered. Initiating stage 2 encryption protocols.
Adjutant 33-27
Data obfuscation complete.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Did we lose anything? Which sectors were open?
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Nothing critical, Major Treicher. Portions of xeno-imaging caches 02 through11.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 How did we not build security around the damn scans? Unbelievable. Get me the xeno-imaging specialist up here at once.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Messaging the maintenance crew now.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Specialist Sherman Jack on his way now, Major Treicher.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Tell him to step lively, adjutant. This Mr. Jack better find a safe place for his scans or he'll find himself floating home.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster See the new action item from the boss, darlin? Looks like we get to have some fun tonight.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Cool those jets and try to keep it professional, backwood. I'm grabbing some dinner - see you in the workshop in twenty.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Don’t have to be like that. I just have a special place in my heart for widow mines. Glad we get to amp em up.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster It’s like watching the grandkids of the old spider mines doing the family proud. Lil rascals saved my butt so many times…
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Anyway, I’ve got a few ideas how to pack more boom into each mine without losing structural integrity.
Leah Martine
@WarrenGHeld Cross-sectional analysis and first round of electrochemical stimulation underway. Prelim data sent to your pad.
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine Impressive work, Dr.
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine Your insights on specimen AP-03's hypertrophic scars holding ritual significance may be stretching things a bit, however.
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine Remember, we’re not here to make guesses about their culture. We are looking for weaknesses. Flaws. An Achilles heel.
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine I would caution you against anthropomorphizing these monsters. They can be just as savage and cruel as the zerg.
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine At least the zerg make no bones about their bloody intent. The protoss are deceptive, hiding their evil behind silent masks.
Leah Martine
@WarrenGHeld You make them sound almost human, Dr. Held. Apologies, but isn't that what you just cautioned me against?
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine Run your analysis again. This time without the editorializing.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Hey, darlin - any ideas why my garage is locked down again?
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Yes, Red. Routine scan detected anomalous chemical signatures - the machine shop has been powered down for further analysis.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Anomalous, huh? Well, you locked me in here and turned out the lights.
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton You may wish to find a respirator, Red. I am detecting traces of ethanol. The maintenance crew will arrive soon.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 No, no belay that order. Tell the crew to stand down or something. I can use the light from my datapad here to reach the door.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Aaaaand there we go. I'm out. You may want to send that crew up here after all, darlin. There's a chunk missing from the door.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Keep em away from my covered project in the back. Dangerous stuff there.
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Yes, Red.
Pamela G. Foster
Anybody else having problems with their datapads? I'm still getting error messages and the adjutant isn't any help.
Daniel Rothfuss
@PamelaGFoster I might be able to do something with it - tinkering's a hobby of mine. Why don't you drop it by my quarters?
Pamela G. Foster
@DanielRothfuss I'll take whatever help I can get here - this is beyond annoying. On my way now.
Daniel Rothfuss
@PamelaGFoster Splendid.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton Next time you get stuck in the machine shop, call security. Your blowtorch is intended for research purposes only.
Talise Cogan
@HelekBranamoor Are the zergling specimens still en route? Dr. Ayers and I were supposed to start on them today.
Helek Branamoor
@TaliseCogan We had a delay in our delivery process. Patience, Dr. Cogan. We're still looking at your larval cell adaptation proposal.
Pamela G. Foster
@DanielRothfuss Just wanted to thank you again for fixing my datapad. Error messages are gone and the whole thing is running like clockwork.
Daniel Rothfuss
@PamelaGFoster My pleasure, Dr. Foster. If there is anything not to your liking, please do let me know.
Talen Ayers
@TaliseCogan Just wanted to commend you for your analysis on the modified zergling endocrine system, Dr. Cogan. Very succinct.
Talise Cogan
@TalenAyers Thank you, Dr. Ayers.
Talen Ayers
@TaliseCogan You know, this day had some meaning for our Earth-bound ancestors.
Talise Cogan
@TalenAyers Don’t all days have meaning? I never took you for a pessimist.
Talen Ayers
@TaliseCogan No, I’m referring to a particular kind of meaning. Today used to be an annual celebration of romance.
Talise Cogan
@TalenAyers How quaint.
Talen Ayers
@TaliseCogan Back on Old Earth, couples would proclaim their affection for each other over candlelight dinners and wine.
Talise Cogan
@TalenAyers Oh, I see. An opportunity to sell merchandise as a sad surrogate of love. Our ancestors were very clever.
Talen Ayers
@TaliseCogan Yes. Yes, I suppose they were.
Talen Ayers
@TaliseCogan Listen, I was wondering if you would be interested in sharing dinner with me tonight?
Talen Ayers
@TaliseCogan Silly, I know, but it might be fun to honor our ancient traditions…
Talise Cogan
@TalenAyers Thank you, Dr. Ayers, but I fail to see the amusement in observing prehistoric fantasies. I really must get back to work.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster I ever tell you about my time on the front lines against them Umojans?
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Make it quick, hayseed. I'm buried in reactor analysis.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster I was stuck in the desert the whole time. The outpost was a glorified tin can with windows. 13 of us in there.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Umojan snipers taking pot shots morning and night. My crew was sweaty and scared. The joint smelled to high heaven.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster It was my first job with this outfit. They begged me to "fix the air conditioning." Which was funny.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Funny?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Funny cuz there never was any A/C in that dump. The captain put a pistol to my head and told me to fix it anyway. Swell guy.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Ended up jury-rigging a compressor with a couple ventilation hoses and one of them micro-condensers from an old Vulture.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Mounted the entire thing in our bathroom. We had to do our business out the windows for a few weeks but we weren't sweating.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton THAT'S an image I needed right before dinner. So is there a point to this charming story about wartime excretions?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster It got me thinking. Do Dominion combat facilities really need bathrooms?
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton This conversation makes reactor analysis almost enjoyable in comparison.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster I'm serious. Our soldiers come with readymade poop-chutes built inside their armor. Are these latrines for unexpected guests?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Every tank-baking factory in the field has got that big room for sitting and squatting. So decorum trumps efficiency?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Imagine what we could use that space for. Maybe shuffle in something from the tech lab; save our boys some time in the field.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton You went from poop-chute to optimal military efficiency in no time. I'm impressed, Red. Have you shared this with Branamoor?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Wanted to bounce the idea off of somebody smart before taking it to the bossman. I've already run the numbers.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster We can use the space for in-house seige tech. Every Crucio that rolls out will come with the full package. Even cup holders.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Alright, you've got my attention. Still interested in bouncing your calculations off of "somebody smart"...?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster I sure am. Know anybody?
Talen Ayers
Is it just me, or are the Thursday meals in the mess hall significantly better than those from any other day?
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers By a qualitative power of ten.
Vera Langridge
@DanielRothfuss @TalenAyers Agreed. Yesterday's pan leavings qualified as "barbecue" by adjutant standards. Today: delicious enchiladas?
Pamela G. Foster
@VeraLangridge Monday's menu threw my appetite out the damn airlock. That stuff didn't belong on a plate, let alone a petri dish.
Talen Ayers
@PamelaGFoster @VeraLangridge @DanielRothfuss Yes, but why the distinctive shift in flavor on Thursdays? We're all smart folk- any theories?
Talen Ayers
@PamelaGFoster @VeraLangridge @DanielRothfuss Hold that thought. I'm going back for more enchiladas.
Helek Branamoor
@PamelaGFoster @VeraLangridge @DanielRothfuss @TalenAyers Alright folks, this type of conversation is not what your datapads are meant for.
Helek Branamoor
@PamelaGFoster @VeraLangridge @DanielRothfuss @TalenAyers Please keep all chatter relevant to research and adjutant scheduling requests.
Talen Ayers
@PamelaGFoster @VeraLangridge @DanielRothfuss @Adjutant3327 Please discontinue notifications regarding all meals except for Thursdays.
Adjutant 33-27
@PamelaGFoster @VeraLangridge @DanielRothfuss @TalenAyers Yes, Dr. Ayers.
Talen Ayers
@TaliseCogan Just sent you a summary of my notes on the zergling dissection this morning. Let me know your thoughts.
Talise Cogan
@TalenAyers You should have my reply in your inbox shortly, Dr. Ayers.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Seems like we're running low on Lot C-224CH. Might want to order us up some more on the next supply ship.
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Yes, Red. I have made a request for additional filtration materials.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Thanks, darlin. I'm burnin through that activated charcoal quick. Gonna be a problem to get more?
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Our next supply delivery is already inbound. We may not have the amount you requested in this delivery.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Fine, fine. Suppose I can wait - patience ain't one of my virtues. Make sure we get more in the next haul?
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Yes, Red. I shall notify Dr. Langridge that her supplies are exhausted as well.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Oh - don't worry about it. I'll tell her.
Adjutant 33-27
@VeraLangridge Dr. Langridge, our supply of filtering materials has been unexpectedly depleted by engineering experiments.
Vera Langridge
@Adjutant3327 What? Why are those grease monkeys taking my carbon? Apparently I need to have a word with Branamoor about "shared resources."
Redell Quinton
Ohhh boy.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Run the checklist for the lower level containment seals again. The last thing I need today is more problems.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Yes, Major Treicher.
Adjutant 33-27
@JakeJRamsey Welcome to Project Blackstone, Dr. Ramsey. Your security clearance has been set to access level Beta.
Jake Ramsey
@Adjutant3327 Back in the loving arms of the Dominion.
Jake Ramsey
@Adjutant3327 Where's the nearest medkit? My head feels like it's about to split apart.
Adjutant 33-27
@JakeJRamsey Medkits are located in the dispensary adjacent to the mess hall. Do you require more intensive care?
Jake Ramsey
@Adjutant3327 No, thanks. Just a headache. Side effect from the sedative my gracious hosts used on me during the trip.
Vera Langridge
The fern seedlings have germinated. @Adjutant3327, prepare 23 for transplantation.
Adjutant 33-27
@VeraLangridge Adjusting humidity and oxygen levels in chamber 23. Transplants will begin in 219 minutes.
Vera Langridge
@Adjutant3327 No. This must be done manually.
Adjutant 33-27
@VeraLangridge Yes, Dr. Langridge. I will notify you as soon as the chamber 23 is prepared.
Adjutant 33-27
@VeraLangridge Dr. Langridge, chamber 23 is ready.
Helek Branamoor
@TaliseCogan You'll be happy to learn that I've sent your cell regen proposal up the chain. The Dominion is excited to begin live tests soon
Talise Cogan
@HelekBranamoor That was quick. Make sure you highlight my concerns about the potential conflicts with human endocrine systems.
Helek Branamoor
@TaliseCogan I've included all of your notes, Dr. Cogan. Have you and Dr. Ayers finished your examination of the mutant organism from Choss?
Talise Cogan
@HelekBranamoor Almost. I sent a few samples of the creature's unique hemoglobin out for analysis. but am still waiting for the results.
Talise Cogan
@HelekBranamoor It is hard to use terms like "mutant" with the zerg xenotype. Their genetic landscape is like an ocean- constantly changing.
Helek Branamoor
@TaliseCogan A genetic ocean simile? If I didn't know any better, Dr. Cogan, I would think that you are starting to sound like Dr. Ayers.
Talise Cogan
@HelekBranamoor Don't read too much into that. I'm starting to see the value in his more abstract use of language in these emergent fields.
Helek Branamoor
@TaliseCogan You're preaching to the choir, Dr. I've been at the forefront of these new sciences for my entire career.
Talise Cogan
@HelekBranamoor Understood. Interesting that you would use a religious metaphor to deliver that point.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 I'm going over supply logs today. Why are we requesting additional filters?
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Dr. Langridge has requested them for chambers 12 through 17.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 The existing stock was intended to last three months! I want a full usage report for the prior lot.
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Yes, Dr. Branamoor. Engineering has allocated 73.2% of the existing supplies. A report of usage has been sent to your inbox.
Helek Branamoor
@WarrenGHeld Today Dr. Ramsey will be joining you in the laboratory. I’ve sent you a dossier on his experience with regards to the protoss.
Helek Branamoor
@WarrenGHeld Under no circumstances is he to join you in the dissection chamber. His role will be to assist in the post-necropsy evaluation.
Warren Held
@HelekBranamoor Glancing through the dossier. This business with the so-called "preserver"—has it been verified?
Helek Branamoor
@WarrenGHeld It has, by sources that I cannot mention. Will this be a problem?
Warren Held
@HelekBranamoor No. At least, I hope not.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I wanted to check and make sure that you received my email.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey And I'm sorry about what happened in the meeting earlier. Not the best welcome we could have given you.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Thanks, I appreciate that.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine And yes, I just finished reading your report about protoss language patterns. Despite what Held says, it was pretty dead on.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Kind of you to say. Unfortunately it seems Dr. Held would prefer I placed less priority on that aspect of my work.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine What's that old expression? "Missing the forest for the trees?"
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher Lot C-224CH has gone to waste to personal projects by Mr. Quinton. Full report on your station. Handle it.
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor Understood. I'll deal with this personally.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 I want a time log for all garage access over the past week. Flag any periods longer than 15 mins where only Red is present.
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor Adjusting access protocols. Our official inquiry will begin tomorrow.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 My door is jammed this morning. Little red light on the keypad keeps blinking at me like it’s mad at me. What gives?
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Please direct all inquiries to Major Treicher.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Huh? Why?
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Major Treicher will be handling your inquiries.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Great. You're helpful today…
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Thank you, Red.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher Hey Major, the chrome-head says I need to talk to you. What's the deal? Am I locked into my room?
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton Yes and it's going to stay that way until this problem has been resolved.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher Whoa whoa whoa. What's going on? What'd I do?
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton I explicitly warned you not to misuse station resources.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton Months worth of activated carbon gone in just a few weeks.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton Did you think such an egregious abuse of supplies would just go unanswered?
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher Egregious? I must be in big trouble if you're using all them expensive words.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher Don't take this the wrong way, Major, but you're not exactly qualified to judge my use of engineering supplies.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher I've got at least six projects on my table right now that use activated carbon. You might have clearance to know about… two.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher Now let me out before I actually get annoyed at you. I've got work to do today.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton The Director and I disagree.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton So, I'm going to make this very clear to you.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton You are officially under investigation Mr. Quinton and, until my investigation is complete, you are restricted to quarters.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher Okay, fine. Tell me what you're investigating. What exactly did I do?
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton After the scanner debacle, it's painfully obvious what you're doing.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton Mr. Quinton, if you come clean and admit what you've done...
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton I promise, as Head of Security, that I'll go easy on you.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher Easy? For what? Using more activated carbon than you expected? Give me a break.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton The official accusation is "misuse of critical Dominion resources."
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton Or to be clear: I know you've built a distillery in the engineering bay. We'll find it soon enough.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton I'll say it again: Come clean right now and things will go much easier for you.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton It'd be stupid to end up in jail over a bit of moonshine.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher A distillery, huh? Interesting theory, major. Couple problems, though.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher First and foremost, I'm a whisky man. Proper whisky takes time to age. I ain't been here long enough to properly age nothing.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher Secondly, you think I'm patient enough to wait for whisky to age?
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton I'm not in the mood for games, Mr. Quinton.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher That makes two of us. So this is a paid day off? Fine by me.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher Let me know if you find any magical invisible distilleries anywhere in my workspace.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton Suit yourself.
Helek Branamoor
@JakeJRamsey Dr. Ramsey, Major Treicher informed me of an incident last night. You collapsed in one of the hallways?
Jake Ramsey
@HelekBranamoor It was nothing. I just felt a little lightheaded.
Helek Branamoor
@JakeJRamsey Having to be carried off to your room is the antithesis of nothing. I’m scheduling an examination by one of our medics.
Jake Ramsey
@HelekBranamoor The concern is appreciated, but unnecessary.
Helek Branamoor
@JakeJRamsey I’m not asking, Dr. Ramsey.
Jake Ramsey
@HelekBranamoor Of course not. ‘Asking’ doesn’t factor into the Dominion's MO. Waking up alone every day is a reminder of that.
Helek Branamoor
@JakeJRamsey Report to the medical dispensary at 0700 tomorrow.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Hey, Backwood - what's all the fuss in the lab about? I'd like to get some work done.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster So it's a second day off for you, too? Wonderful. I sure could use a drink.
Redell Quinton
Speaking of which… @LeeTreicher, how's the search for my whisky factory going?
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton I know you'd like nothing more than to convince everyone that we're hassling you for no reason, but you and I know the truth.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton You've hidden a distillery in a room already packed with volitile chemicals. Inside a closed environment with limited O2.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton I'm not trying to be a buzzkill here. You have put all of our lives at risk.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher I'm not asking for miracles, Major, but how long do you believe a simple search for contraband should take?
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor With respect sir, I'd like to be thorough given that the materials are highly flammable. And we're in a weapons lab.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher Fine, fine.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Give me another scan for traces of ethanol.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Yes, Major Treicher. Scanning...
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Scan complete. No ethanol detected.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 @RedellQuinton Damnit Red. Just means you've tucked it away in an air-tight space. I know it's in here somewhere.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Seeing as how I'm not going anywhere for a while… is there an ethanol scanner in my quarters?
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton There is a suite of sensors with various classified functions in all living quarters, Red.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Well, if it CAN detect ethanol, aim it toward my mouth right now. And let me know if I hit the high score.
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton High score, Red?
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Never mind.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster I need to speak with you.
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher Regarding what?
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster As you're no doubt aware, Mr. Quinton's recent abuse of facility equipment has attracted a lot of scrutiny.
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher Yes, I'm aware. Your "scrutiny" has kept me out of my lab for four days.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster A necessary precaution. When someone steals materials it affects the entire crew here.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster It's a drain on facility resources and, very importantly, it's a major safety risk.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster I know that you, more than anyone else on-board can appreciate the significance
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster of flammable contraband in a sealed, oxygen-rich environment.
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher Can we skip to the point, Major? If you had found any contraband, you wouldn't need to talk with me.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster I admire your patience, Dr. Foster. Truly.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster "Good ol' boys" like Mr. Quinton are severely lacking in respect for others.
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher Red may not be my favorite person on this rock, but at least he and I have a record of getting work done.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster Perhaps, but that man must be a serious pain in the ass to work next to.
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher Lets just say I'm used to a bit more professionalism from my superiors.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster Unfortunately, undisciplined people hide behind humor, bravado, or crawl right in the bottle.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster Have you seen anything that would indicate where in the garage he hid the distillery?
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher I'll save you a bunch of time, Major. I have nothing to say to you.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster If you're worried about disciplinary action...
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher Don't bother. You have nothing to offer me here.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster He's belittled you and watched the garage get turned upside down just to entertain himself.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster Why protect this ignorant redneck?
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher Go ask Director Branamoor how many actual combat advancements Project Blackstone has delivered to the front lines.
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher The bumpkin in charge of engineering has already improved our widow mines and made siege tech more efficient for your boss.
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher Red is uncouth. But he's smart. Apparently, he built a hidden distillery so well you still can't find it after four days.
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher So maybe, just maybe, the best course of action is to let us get back to work. Let it go, Major.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster All right. Have it your way, Dr. Foster.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster Your dedication to results is admirable.
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster I just hope, for the sake of your career, that your silence today is for purely innocent reasons.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher After careful consideration, I'd like you to end the current investigation.
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor Excuse me, sir?
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher If there were a danger to this installation, I'm confident you would have located it by now.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher I see no need to continue Mr. Quinton's detainment.
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor With all due respect, sir, there IS a distillery here and we WILL find it soon.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher I appreciate your diligence, but it's best we all get back to the tasks at hand. Productivity has taken a rather severe hit.
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor Sir…I have to insist that you reconsider. I strongly believe that Red Quinton's activities pose a threat.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher Duly noted, Major, but my order stands. Your investigation is done.
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor Understood. I take it you spoke with Dr. Foster as well. I'll close the inquiry forthright, sir.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher I still expect a full report by week's end.
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor Yes sir.
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor I will be noting my concerns regarding the continued safety risk in the record but I respect your authority in the matter.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 What's the ETA on our supply frigate?
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher The captain has estimated they will arrive within the hour.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Good, my team and I are heading there now.
Adjutant 33-27
Security code received.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 03 online. Pressurized adapters and berthing arms prepped for arrival of frigate, "Palomino".
Adjutant 33-27
Frigate "Palomino" docked at Gate 03.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 03 airlock engaged.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Major Treicher, the Palomino has arrived.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Inform the crew that they are not yet authorized to board the Palomino.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 I'll need to oversee this arrival directly due to the nature of the arms aboard.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Yes Major Treicher. The maintenance crew will be notified to unload on your command.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Shipment credentials have been authorized.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Unlock Gate 03 and provide the maintenance crew with path lights to the garage.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Confirmed. The maintenance team has been notified.
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor Dr. Branamoor, the shipment is being unloaded to the garage. I have a sec team escorting the crew and payload now.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Inform the Palomino they are clear for departure.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Yes Major Treicher.
Adjutant 33-27
Frigate "Palomino" uncoupling from Gate 03.
Adjutant 33-27
Frigate "Palomino" away.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Nice to be back in the lab. Finally.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster I'll join you in a few, sweetheart. I hear that ship brought us something new to chew on.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Big new toy. You're going to love this one, Backwood. Orders are to see if we can't streamline production.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Production of what? What was delivered? It just says CLASSIFIED CARGO on my datapad here.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Tall ugly thing - looks like a relation of yours. Label on the side says "Warhound".
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Work order says this needs to be shipped out tomorrow. Sounds like an all-nighter. I'll bring a couple bottles...
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster uivxyh
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuuuuuuuuuuiiiiiiiiiii
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Pardon?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster fingers slipped sorry I HAVE AN IDEA.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton At least put down the bottle before trying to type it out.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster CLOAKING.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Huh?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster CLOAKING!
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Yes, I can read. What about cloaking?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster LET'S PUT A CLOAKING REACTOR IN THE WARHOUNDNXRT.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Put down the bottle, Red.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster NO NO NO I'm serious. Warhound has power to spare. Bunch of electronics n security wired into it. WHY FINGERPRINT SCANNER?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Ditch all that and we got POWER to spare. I WANT CLOAKING
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Hm…cloaking aside, you may actually be on to something. Do we need all that thumbprint security vs a bunch of nonhumans?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster This'll free up space/pwr for all kindsa junk. I think. Sending you diagrams now
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster We can fit more guns. More armor. Cup holders. MOTHERFEKKIN CLOAKIN DEVICE!
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton You want to cloak a giant metal walker? You're drunk, Red. The efficiency gains are worth a look, though. Let me revise.
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine I've asked you before not to touch my hagedorn needles. There will not be a third reminder, doctor.
Leah Martine
@WarrenGHeld I'm sorry, Dr. Held. I don't know what you're talking about. Are your tools missing?
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine You know damn well what I'm talking about.
Leah Martine
@WarrenGHeld Again, my apologies. Weren't you the last one in the lab? How could I possibly have moved them?
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine They don't move on their own, Martine! I left them on the operating tray. You must have moved them. Where are they?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Dr. Held is looking for the hagedorn needles from our procedure earlier today. Any chance you've seen where they went?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine How do you do it, Dr. Martine?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Do… what?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Distance yourself from the fact that the materials you’re poking and prodding once belonged to sentient beings.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Beings who never had a choice whether they would become subjects to your experiments.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey My experiments? You do just as much work here as I do.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Because I have to, not because I want to.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Your outrage is misplaced. The materials we’re working with came from protoss who were already dying or dead.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I'm doing this so that your "friends" didn't die in vain. But judge away. Moral superiority must feel good.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine I’m sorry. I’ve been on edge a bit lately.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Living here isn’t any easier for me because I’m a willing part of the Dominion.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Point taken.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Ok, this is odd. The nerve cord samples we collected this morning are gone. Did Dr. Held take them when he stormed out?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine I’m not sure, but that wouldn’t be a surprise. Held isn’t much for consulting me on what he does.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey He's destroyed them. DESTROYED them.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Slow down. Destroyed what?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey The samples. Dr. Held incinerated them. Too dangerous, he said, and plenty of other tissue to study. I can't believe it.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine You’re surprised? Everything—everyone—is disposable to Held.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Do you know how rare it is for us to find a dead protoss?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Usable nerve cord tissue is especially precious. So many things we still don't understand about telepathy.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine I know. But you can’t let Held get under your skin like this.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey We sacrifice everything to become ghosts. Our memories, our freedom. Too often, our sanity.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Winlaleah, stop.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey You hard-shells, what do you care? But you owe us.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Stop.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Damn it. Can't do this. Sorry.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Screaming.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Dr. Ramsey?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Are you alright? Please respond.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine I blacked out. I could hear your screams. I could feel them.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Impossible. I wasn't directing that at you, and you're no telepath.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey How did you know my full name? I haven't told anyone here.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine I just knew. It was already there, in my head.
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine Everything set up for the intracranial investigation of specimen AP-05?
Leah Martine
@WarrenGHeld Yes, Dr. Held. All surfaces prepped and tools ready.
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine I certainly hope ALL of my tools are where I left them this time. If your sloppiness costs me one more valuable
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine This is inexcusable.
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine Inexcusable.
Warren Held
@LeahAMartine INEXCUSABLE
Talen Ayers
@JakeJRamsey What's all the commotion down in BioLab 4? I'm trying to scrub Overlord brain-matter off the walls in peace over here.
Jake Ramsey
@TalenAyers Not sure - our next procedure doesn't start for a few hours. Leah was down there doing prep work with
Jake Ramsey
@TalenAyers Damnit.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Leah, please respond.
Adjutant 33-27
Major Treicher, we have an altercation on Biolab 4.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Winlaleah?
Jake Ramsey
@TalenAyers I'm heading down. Something doesn't feel right.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 I'll be right there.
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton Thanks for helping Dr. Martine today, Red. Sounds like things got rough in there.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey Shoot, son. That lady didn't need my help. I was trying to save Held's life.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey He came at her with a scalpel. She practically put him through the fekkin wall. Five more seconds and she would've ended him.
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton They've been at each other's throats for a while now. Tangling with a Ghost Academy alumni is something I wouldn't recommend.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey Wait wait wait. Hold on a second. She's a ghost?
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton Pretty much. I haven't asked her about it. I just know Leah's been through a lot.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey "Leah"? You sweet on her?
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton What? No.
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton Not at all. It's just, if you're working with someone, you might as well get to know them.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey You sly dog!
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey "How you doing, Jakey?" "My bed's got room for two, Leah." You got that brooding, hurt puppy look the ladies love.
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton You're telling me you don't chat it up with Dr. Foster outside the machine shop?
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey Course I do, but she's long since made clear I ain't her type. And stop changing the subject. You're into her, aint'cha?
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton We're about as different as they come. That "opposites attract" crap? Doesn't apply here.
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton I mean looking at it objectively, sure. There's something to her. She's brilliant. Strong. Independent.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey That's a lot of words to avoid saying "no," buddy.
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton Red, the answer is no. I've got someone else. Someone waiting for me.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey Yeah, but we're in comms blackout here. She'd never need to know. Get busy, man!
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton Just drop it Red. Fekking drop it.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey Whoa whoa whoa , easy tiger. I was just teasing you. Sorry.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey Jake? You alright, man? I really was just kidding. Didn't mean to stir nothing up.
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton Don't worry about it.
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton I've been over your Warhound modifications - some impressive attempts at streamlining here, Red.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss Thanks, old timer. Are you part of Branmoor's review process now?
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton Ha, no not at all. Just poking around some of the schematics you stored here on the network. Nothing too formal.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss Poking around in my high-security, encoded files, huh? I like you already.
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton Oh were they protected? My apologies.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss No apologies required - like I said, I'm impressed that an old coot like yourself knows how to hack into protected files.
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton Oh, I dabble in machine language. A hobby, really. May I ask you about these Warhound modifications you've got planned?
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss Fire away
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton I see you've stripped out the pilot security template to allow for quicker construction and an overall boost in system power.
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton Do you have any concerns about leaving such a powerful weapon with the keys in the ignition?
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss These babies are going up against aliens, gramps. Do we really need a thumb-scanner to protect against Grand Theft Warhound?
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss Can't imagine a roach hijacking our mech for a spin around the block. And the protoss wouldn't set foot in that tin can.
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton I'm just pointing out vulnerabilities, my friend. Never underestimate an enemy that can travel between the stars.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss I like the way you think, Dan. What do you say we grab a drink after work and chew the fat?
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton Oh how grand.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 I can't make any sense of those last transmissions from the Dominion. Please clarify.
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Yes, Dr. Branamoor. The signal strength was unexpectedly low, but most of the information is intact.
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor 'BEGIN MESSAGE: ALL DOMINION FORCES BE ON LOOKOUT FOR MISSING TRANSPORT CRAFT.'
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor 'ONLY ONE OF THREE AXIOM ORDNANCE TRANSPORTS ACCOUNTED FOR (ON KORHAL.)'
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor 'FIRST MISSING TRANSPORT LAST SEEN ON MISTAFF IV. PLANET HAS BEEN OVERRUN BY ZERG FORCES.'
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor 'SECOND MISSING TRANSPORT MISJUMPED TO GYRAS SYSTEM (PROTOSS-CONTROLLED).'
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor The rest of the message deals with search grid patterns and other protocols, none of which apply to this installation.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 You're telling me that Axiom Ordnance sent out three transports filled with Warhounds… but only one arrived?
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Yes, Dr. Branamoor.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 And the zerg have overrun Mistaff IV? What the hell is happening out there?
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Route a query to Axiom immediately. Ask if those Warhounds incorporated our modifications. I will not take the blame for this.
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor Axiom Ordnance representatives confirmed two days ago that they did incorporate our specifications.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Damnit.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Have there been any other transmissions from the Dominion regarding the Warhounds? Specifically ones routed directly to us?
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor No, Dr. Branamoor.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Good.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine Do you mind if I pick your brain, Dr.? I understand you're an expert in psionic neurology.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine I'm going over my notes from a few weeks ago, and I'm struggling with a question.
Leah Martine
@TaliseCogan Of course.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine Specifically, I want to talk to you about the zerg overlord.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine For lack of a better word, is it possible for psionic neurons to emit an "echo" after brain death?
Leah Martine
@TaliseCogan Do you mean neurons salvaged from the overlord's brain at the moment of its death? A cultured neuronal network with an MEA?
Leah Martine
@TaliseCogan That seems like a rather old-fashioned approach, so I'm thinking you must have something else in mind.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine We estimate that this overlord has been dead for quite a while. My investigation in this area is purely incidental.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine But I found that I was bombarded with despair whenever I dissected the specimen.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine My previous procedures with other zerg species were unremarkable in this respect.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine It is a phenomenon I have only experienced with the overlord.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine That's why I'm bringing this to you. I suspect that the emotion originated from the overlord. Is that possible?
Leah Martine
@TaliseCogan In that case, no. It was well into a state of decay, incapable of generating the impulses required for psionic communication.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine But the zerg habitus is so adaptable. Our science has a poor record of charting its course.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine Perhaps a new mutation has allowed the overlord to give off post-mortem psionic emanations of grief?
Leah Martine
@TaliseCogan Sometimes there's room for doubt and speculation, but not here. The zerg aren't magic; dead still means dead.
Leah Martine
@TaliseCogan I suspect that this was a product of your imagination. If you don't mind my saying so.
Talise Cogan
@LeahAMartine Not at all. Thank you, Dr.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I never thanked you for helping me last week. I can't believe Held actually had a psychotic breakdown.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Well… maybe I can.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I'm glad you were there.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Don’t mention it. Seemed like you had things under control, to be perfectly honest.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine I'm curious, though--did you ever pick up on any warning signs from Held?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey So a teep should’ve seen it coming, right? You seem to know a lot about telepathy for someone who’s mostly hard-shell.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Tell me, professor: while the protoss was in your mind, could you predict every single action the people around you might take?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey If so, you were a stronger telepath than I am.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine When Zamara was a part of me, I knew things--things even some protoss don't know. But I was never in complete control.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine You are. I can't explain it, but I get the feeling you’re attuned to people better than you think.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Thanks. Though I still have my doubts.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I have to say that I'm amazed at how perceptive you are, even if it is involuntary.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Your mind is a joy to witness. The way your thoughts flash & shift. The complexity & unpredictability of your mental landscape.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine You know, I think you're the first person I've met who’s described an archaeologist’s mind as anything but ponderous.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine But thanks. Guess I should get started on prepping for our next round of tests.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Hang on, professor. Are you trying to hide your thoughts from me?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine It's only natural, isn't it? With all the surveillance on this rock, thoughts are the only privacy we have.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey True enough. But if you ever want to discuss telepathy again, let me know. I could teach you a few things.
Vera Langridge
@Adjutant3327 Samples 31 through 37 are wilting. Please increase the water dispersal for tray 3.
Adjutant 33-27
@VeraLangridge Unable to comply, Dr. Langridge. Request exceeds the water ration limit for your department.
Vera Langridge
@Adjutant3327 Then increase the limit. This experiment is important.
Adjutant 33-27
@VeraLangridge Unable to comply. Omega-level authorization required. Please direct inquiries to your administrator.
Vera Langridge
@Adjutant3327 Oh, I will.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss Is this line secure?
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers It is now. What seems to be the problem?
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss Don't play with me, Rothfuss. What did you tell her?
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers Excuse me? Tell whom?
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss Talise. She's put in for a transfer. What did you tell her, dammit!?
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers Calm down, Talen. Talise asked me to find out what the Dominion was hiding from her.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss Don't make me ask again. Tell me everything. Now.
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers Patience, man. Talise's daughter, Ariel Hanson, was stationed at the Agria colony during the zerg invasion.
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers But the Dominion left the colonists to fend for themselves against the Swarm.
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers She contacted the Raynor's Raiders insurgent group to save the colony. A noble act of leadership, if you ask me.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss I'm not asking. So Talise's daughter is a terrorist?
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers That is a matter of perspective, Talen. Should I continue, or shall we discuss the finer points of governance and rebellion?
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss Go on.
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers The colonists gathered at the planet Meinhoff, where they were infected with what appears to be a form of zerg spore.
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers The Raiders were forced to eliminate the colony. Dominion records end there - no further mention of Ariel Hanson was made.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss That doesn't mean she's dead.
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers Accurate as always, Talen. I said as much to Talise.
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers Perhaps “jumping to conclusions” is more of a family trait than Dr. Cogan cares to admit.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss Why? Why would you tell her this, Dan?
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers I don’t understand your question. You know full well that she asked me for information about her daughter.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss You don't have any children, do you Dan?
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers I'm not sure how that question is relevant. But I am sorry for the distress this has caused Talise -- and you Talen. I truly am.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 I need to requisition a couple of vitamins. Branamoor made it very clear we need to take our prescribed supplements.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher I will need clarification on, "a couple of vitamins."
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 The standard daily regimen should be simple enough, but it wouldn't hurt to get some more immune boosters for my cyberlimb.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Request confirmed. A fourteen day supply will be available at the infirmary.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 No, that's not right. Just give me my normal month's worth.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher A number of the supplements you requested are not available in those quantities at this time.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Fine, never mind.
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor Doctor, I tried to request more supplements but the Adjutant seemed to think supplies were low. Is something wrong?
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher No, Major Treicher. There have been minor logistical problems with supply scheduling.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher I've already filed a complaint with the Dominion and I fully expect the issue to be resolved soon.
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor What sort of issue? Is there something that I should be aware of?
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher No. I'm handling it.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Grabbing food in the mess. I'd like to chat about a couple things. Ideas and such.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton What's the catch of the day?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Enchiladas. Again. What is it, the sixth day in a row? Loses its appeal after a while.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Can you reschedule my meeting with Dr. Branamoor for later this afternoon?
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Confirmed. Your request has been sent.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 I'm trying to get lunch here in the mess hall, but there's some kind of hold-up at the front of the line.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Stay away from the mess hall, darling. Things are getting hot.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Are you talking about the enchiladas again?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Bunch of Treicher's marines are trading knuckle kisses. We got ourselves a legit brawl underway.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Whoa whoa WHOA.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster The Major's whoopin some ass!
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton WHAT?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Change of plans. Get down here right now. You need to see this.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Hurry, it ain't gonna last long OH MY SWEET LORD she just broke a table with his head.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Who taught that lady to punch? She hits like a Thor on snoke.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Can't believe I'm missing this. On my way!
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster It's winding down now. Wow. Ain't never seen nothing like that. Five marines but the Major just whipped all of them.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Remind me to never make her angry.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton Damn, I'm starting to like this lady.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Get in line.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I’m heading to the mess hall. Care to join?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine I will soon. I’m finishing up some things in the lab.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey It’s been quiet in there without Held, hasn’t it?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Can’t say I miss him. I just wish things had played out differently.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I don't see how they could have. I warned him, but he kept indulging in his sick desires.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine I didn’t know you had such a soft spot for the protoss.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey The only soft spot I have is for the work. What Held did was detrimental to our experiments, not to mention repulsive.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Well, the protoss are certainly more responsive since he left.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I suppose. Subject #383 at least seems less resistant to the tests than the others.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine You mean Kaeon?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I mean Subject #383. Why do you call them by name, Jake? They’re not your friends.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey If they weren’t locked down in the psi-dampening chambers, they’d be tearing this place apart.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Kaeon is different. Highly intelligent. Innately curious. He’s a member of the Khalai caste—a scientist like us.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey The subject told you this?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Such knowledge requires no overt communication.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Just as the mass of a celestial body distorts the fabric of space, so too does one’s consciousness affect the Khala.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine It is from this influence that we extrapolate identity and purpose.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Those are some five-credit words, professor. Will this be on the exam?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Wait… I’m getting some strange psionic feedback from you.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Are you in the holding chamber room?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Jake?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Sorry about that. Thoughts were wandering a bit.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Please don’t go in the holding room alone.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey No matter how much you think you understand the protoss, you’re not one of them.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey You’re terran, like me. We can depend on each other far more than we can trust xenos.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine We have so much more to learn from them. We can’t let fear keep us at a distance.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Look, all I’m saying is be careful. I can’t run this lab on my own, can I?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine You’re right. That would be a disaster.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Very funny. Are you coming to the mess hall or not?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine As long as they’re not serving enchiladas again.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I don't think they are...
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Are you just saying that?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Of course not! You're fun and all, but I'd never stoop to misrepresenting food.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey These headaches of yours worry me.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine What?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Those pills aren't going to help. Go see someone in medical.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine You can pick up on my headaches psionically?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey The really bad ones? Yes.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine They aren’t that bad. Besides, there’s no one in medical that can do anything.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey You don't know that. Or did the protoss gift you with clairvoyance as well as head trauma?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Seriously, I'm fine.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Do I need to make you go? Do you really want to have your ass kicked by a woman with only one good leg?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine They’ve scanned me a dozen times. No "organic" damage, as they put it.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey That’s hardly a comfort. If it isn’t biological in origin, it must be psionic.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine The headaches let up for a while after Held left. For some reason, they’re coming back.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Well, whatever the cause, I think I know a way to help. It’s something I learned in the Ghost Academy.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey A way for us psionics to ease the pain—to get through it.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine I appreciate the concern, but it’s really not a big deal. I can handle it.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey That’s what a lot of psionics tell themselves. They try to bear the burden on their own.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey And then it eats them from the inside out. Chews them up. Leaves them broken. It happened so many times in the academy.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Not to you.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Maybe. Maybe not.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine It never gets easier, does it?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Nope. But at least you can share the burden with someone.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine What do I need to do?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Meet me in the lab.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher @HelekBranamoor There is a security anomaly in 8g.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher @HelekBranamoor Unauthorized activity on level 8
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor Dr. Branamoor, I've got 6 marines with me. What are our orders?
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 @LeeTreicher What? What kind of anomaly? What's going on?
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor Doctor, we have to act now. I have reports of zerglings in staff living quarters.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher Act? There is no contingency plan for this, Major. How did zerglings get up here? I want a full report!
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher @HelekBranamoor Anomalous activity on levels 7 and 9.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 I need a sit-rep of the remaining zones. Sec Team Alpha respond. Repeat, Alpha, please respond.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 What's going on? Who was responsible for these specimens?
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Sec Team Beta, report!
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher @HelekBranamoor The security teams' systems are no longer transmitting.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Not responding or not transmitting? Are they ignoring your queries? What's happening down there? Damnit, what is going on?
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher @HelekBranamoor Anomalous activity on level 6.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Wake up. Something is wrong.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine What? What's happening? I hear gunfire.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 We can't wait any longer. Adjutant, this is a "Code Yellow".
Adjutant 33-27
Attention Blackstone personnel. The station is entering lock-down, please remain in your quarters until further notice.
Pamela G. Foster
@Adjutant3327 What the hell is going on? Who's shooting?
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Zerglings? Lockdown ain't gonna do squat.
Redell Quinton
Everybody. Get ready to move. We need to circle the wagons here.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Don't we have tracking devices on these things? How the hell did they get up here without us knowing?
Adjutant 33-27
@HelekBranamoor The tracking system places the specimens in dissection sublevel 2.
Daniel Rothfuss
I hate to be a bother, but would somebody mind helping me into my chair? It can be a slow process by myself, and I fear we don't have time.
Pamela G. Foster
@DanielRothfuss On my way, Dan.
Pamela G. Foster
@Adjutant3327 Do I need to say the obvious? The dissection lab is the only damned place the zerg AREN'T.
Daniel Rothfuss
@PamelaGFoster Bless you.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Meet me in the hallway.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I know.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 Where is everybody? What's happening?
Lee Treicher
@HelekBranamoor Doctor, I need you to stay where you are, we're coming to get you.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher This isn't my fault, Major.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher Not my fault. I don't know how this happened. But it's not my fault.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Activate emergency guidance lights for any surviving personnel on the remaining levels.
Adjutant 33-27
@LeeTreicher Yes, Major Treicher.
Redell Quinton
Get behind the lady with the gun, people. Our hands ain't much good against zergling teeth.
Vera Langridge
I'm here. I'm here.
Vera Langridge
Where is safe? I don't know where to go.
Talen Ayers
@VeraLangridge Meet in the hallway. We're gathering there now.
Lee Treicher
I'm on my way. Everyone, form up in the hallway and move to the mess hall.
Lee Treicher
@LeahAMartine I need you to take point.
Vera Langridge
@TalenAyers ok. Thank you. I'm just straightening up a few things. I'll be there shortly.
Talen Ayers
@VeraLangridge Damnit, go now!
Leah Martine
@LeeTreicher We're moving.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey We're going. Where are you?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Jake?
Leah Martine
Has anybody seen Ramsey? He was just here.
Talen Ayers
@LeahAMartine I think I saw him dart back down the hall. I thought he was retreiving something?
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Damnit Jake, answer me! Where are you?
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Rosemary, my head hurts. It hurts so bad.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Something’s not right. Something
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey I’m on my way. Keep typing.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Held. He is killing them. He is killing all of them.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Dr. Held is gone, Jake. You need to breathe. Remember what I taught you.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Blood. Held is killing them. Blood. Blood.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Blood. Coming out of my ears.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Rosemary
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Breathe. Focus. Open your mind to me. I can help you. I am almost there.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Rosemaryrosemaryrosemary
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey She can't help you now. I can. Open to me.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine One still lives. They are not all dead.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine The bleeding stopped.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Good. I’m almost there. We're gathered in the Mess Hall - don't make me carry you, dammit.
Daniel Rothfuss
Ok, everybody. Datapads should be back online. Be sure to activate your speech to text applications when needed. Everybody check in.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss I'm here. Seems to be working Dan.
Jake Ramsey
@DanielRothfuss Ramsey here.
Pamela G. Foster
@DanielRothfuss Here
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss Checking in... but why? We're all in the same room. I'm looking right at you, Dan.
Leah Martine
@DanielRothfuss Affirmative.
Helek Branamoor
@DanielRothfuss All seems in order. Remind me to talk with you later about the delay.
Helek Branamoor
@RedellQuinton @DanielRothfuss This is standard protocol.
Vera Langridge
@DanielRothfuss Langridge here. My datapad is fully operational.
Redell Quinton
@HelekBranamoor @DanielRothfuss Standard protocol for what? You mean someone predicted this situation?
Daniel Rothfuss
We're in an emergency situation here and must ensure everything is functional. Your datapads can serve as walkie-talkies.
Helek Branamoor
@RedellQuinton @DanielRothfuss Dammit.
Helek Branamoor
@RedellQuinton @DanielRothfuss Dammit cut the chatter.
Helek Branamoor
@RedellQuinton @DanielRothfuss Dammit!
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss Walkie Talkie? I haven't heard that term in ages.
Helek Branamoor
@TalenAyers @DanielRothfuss You’re exulting archaic diction at a time like this!? DAMMIT CUT THE CHATTER
Adjutant 33-27
@TalenAyers @DanielRothfuss Walkie-talkie: (noun) a colloquial for a handheld transceiver.
Adjutant 33-27
@TalenAyers @DanielRothfuss It enabled two-way communication and was commonly used in war zones.
Helek Branamoor
@Adjutant3327 @TalenAyers @DanielRothfuss Dammit I swear to all that is holy if we make it out if this I’ll dismantle you myself.
Daniel Rothfuss
Everything seems to be in order. @Adjutant3327 Can you use the hallway motion sensors to track the zerglings?
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss The motion sensors are calibrated for human movement. Zerglings do not appear on any of the sensors.
Jake Ramsey
@Adjutant3327 @DanielRothfuss Typical Dominion. More worried about traitors than the monsters they've trapped us with.
Talen Ayers
@Adjutant3327 Do you have anything that can track these devils? There are too many shadows out there. Too many places to hide.
Adjutant 33-27
@TalenAyers Diagnostic systems are still online. They are able to register the specimens' vital signs, but not their locations.
Pamela G. Foster
@Adjutant3327 @TalenAyers Seriously? We can check their cholesterol levels but not figure out where they are?
Adjutant 33-27
@PamelaGFoster @TalenAyers Yes Dr. Foster.
Lee Treicher
Held isn't going to let us sit in here forever. We need ideas, people.
Helek Branamoor
This is… This is… This is…
Talen Ayers
@LeeTreicher Can we move through the ventilation ducts? Maybe we can find the zerglings and, I don't know, shoot them through the vents?
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers @LeeTreicher Short answer, Doc? Vents are a no-go. Ain't big enough for us or them.
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher What about the fire suppression systems or plumbing? Can we flood the chambers? Drown them?
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster @LeeTreicher Fire system ain't water, just chemicals, sweetheart. Can't drown 'em.
Daniel Rothfuss
@LeeTreicher Can't we just open the air locks and suffocate them?
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton @LeeTreicher Spoilsport.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss @LeeTreicher No, the zerg are much less dependant on oxygen than we are. We will suffocate long before they do.
Helek Branamoor
How could I have ever… It’s not my fault. It is NOT. It’s not my fault…
Helek Branamoor
Not. My. Fault.
Leah Martine
@JakeJRamsey Branamoor is about to lose it.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine I've got him.
Talen Ayers
@HelekBranamoor Whoa! Calm down Dr. Branamoor!
Redell Quinton
Someone help Jake keep that idiot quiet. He's going to bring all of the little bastards down on us.
Lee Treicher
Does anyone have something we can restrain him with?
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher The butt of your pistol looks fine to me.
Daniel Rothfuss
Daisy 8?
Daniel Rothfuss
What does he mean, Daisy 8?
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss Daisy 8: Transport vessel currently docked at Gate 4. The Dominion has not sent a replacement crew to retrieve the ship.
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss The Daisy 8 is fully prepared for immediate departure.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Oh my.
Talen Ayers
@Adjutant3327 @DanielRothfuss Did I just read that correctly? We have had a shuttle sitting here the whole time?
Jake Ramsey
@Adjutant3327 @DanielRothfuss Wait, what?
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Give me a wireframe of the facility. Chart the most direct course to Gate 4.
Lee Treicher
Everybody gather round. I want all eyes on Dan's datapad so we can suss out the evac route.
Talen Ayers
@LeeTreicher Wow. I didn't know the datapads could do that.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Leah, where are you?
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers @LeeTreicher Well, mine can.
Jake Ramsey
Has anyone seen Leah?
Vera Langridge
@LeahAMartine Dr. Martine, where have you gone?
Lee Treicher
@LeahAMartine Dr. Martine, respond.
Pamela G. Foster
Someone check the door.
Jake Ramsey
@LeahAMartine Leah, please answer me.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey She's gone?
Talen Ayers
@JakeJRamsey Can you... "reach" her? Where is she?
Jake Ramsey
@TalenAyers It doesn't work that way, Talen.
Adjutant 33-27
Zergling 12e deceased.
Pamela G. Foster
@Adjutant3327 What? How?
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Oh.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Uh... say that again, darling?
Vera Langridge
@Adjutant3327 Lovely.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 Someone's out there.
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Yes, Red. Zergling 12e deceased.
Jake Ramsey
@Adjutant3327 It's her.
Talen Ayers
@Adjutant3327 Great scott!
Pamela G. Foster
@JakeJRamsey @Adjutant3327 Leah?
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Can you track the location of Dr. Martine's datapad?
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss Yes, Dr. Rothfuss. She's descending in elevator P3 along the main station shaft.
Jake Ramsey
@Adjutant3327 @DanielRothfuss I think she's clearing a path.
Pamela G. Foster
@JakeJRamsey @Adjutant3327 @DanielRothfuss Should we follow her?
Lee Treicher
No time like the present. Everybody form up.
Vera Langridge
I bagged some supplies. There isn't much variety, but we have food and fluids.
Lee Treicher
Leah's got point for us. I'll cover our asses.
Lee Treicher
Down the hallway on my mark.
Pamela G. Foster
@DanielRothfuss I've got you Dan.
Daniel Rothfuss
@PamelaGFoster Thank you, dear.
Vera Langridge
I have the door.
Lee Treicher
@LeahAMartine We're on your six, Dr. Martine.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey Holy smokes. Jake, did you see that zergling? Your lady ripped that thing apart.
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton Not my lady, Red.
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey Whatever. I'm still a fan.
Lee Treicher
Into the elevator, people. Go go go
Adjutant 33-27
Zergling 9e deceased.
Lee Treicher
Doors opening. Everybody stand clear.
Pamela G. Foster
That is foul.
Talen Ayers
That's not all zergling blood. Where is Leah?
Vera Langridge
What's that in its mouth?
Daniel Rothfuss
@VeraLangridge I believe that is the bottom half of Dr. Martine's cane.
Adjutant 33-27
@TalenAyers Dr. Martine has arrived at the docking bay, Gate 04.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 04 airlock engaged.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 04 open.
Daniel Rothfuss
Very impressive.
Pamela G. Foster
Thank God.
Lee Treicher
The gate is down. Form up people. Move move move.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 04 closed.
Adjutant 33-27
Gate 04 airlock disengaged.
Jake Ramsey
There's something wrong.
Lee Treicher
@LeahAMartine Dr. Martine? You've closed the door.
Lee Treicher
Dr. Martine?
Pamela G. Foster
What just happened?
Redell Quinton
@JakeJRamsey With the ship?
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton No, with her.
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Daisy 8" uncoupling from Gate 04.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 I need access to the "Daisy 8" nav systems immediately.
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss I'm sorry, Dan. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Pamela G. Foster
@Adjutant3327 Stop the fekking ship!
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Access code Y7_$0>0k_3$lt;$m
Helek Branamoor
THIS is not my fault!
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss Access code accepted.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss C'mon old man, work your computer magic. Get those fingers blazing.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 This isn't working. It should be working.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Why can't I access the shuttle's navigation systems?
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss I am sorry, Dr. Rothfuss, the Daisy 8 has disengaged from the Blackstone facility's local subnet.
Adjutant 33-27
Transport vessel "Daisy 8" away.
Daniel Rothfuss
If it wasn't for these cursedly regressive programs.
Pamela G. Foster
We're fekked. Now what?
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Did that fekking piece of shit just steal the only way off this rock?
Adjutant 33-27
@RedellQuinton Yes, Red.
Helek Branamoor
Her appointment was pushed through from the top. I didn’t even want to hire her!
Helek Branamoor
This is not my fault.
Talen Ayers
@HelekBranamoor Stop saying that.
Lee Treicher
Quiet, people. We are now separated from our food and any reasonable defenses.
Lee Treicher
There are seven zerglings left in the facility, and I'm not such a good shot that I can take them all down with six bullets
Lee Treicher
assuming that I see them before they see us.
Lee Treicher
I need you to put your brains into overdrive and make a plan to kill these fekking things so I can still have a bullet for Held.
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers Doc, at what temperature do zerglings burn?
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers According to you, they hold their breath longer than I knew. I don't want to make assumptions right now.
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton Not much hotter than us, actually. The zerg are as susceptible to fire as any other naked animal.
Redell Quinton
I have a confession to make. I have a few... containers... of flammable liquid stored in the garage.
Lee Treicher
What type of liquids are we talking about?
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher High quality, premium ethanol.
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton @LeeTreicher Yeah, he makes some good stuff.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton I knew it. Where in the hell did you hide it?
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher You know that busted Hellion we got on blocks? Did you ever look under the hood?
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton Dammit that was the next place I was going to look. Branamoor stopped me.
Helek Branamoor
@LeeTreicher @RedellQuinton Ok, now that one was my fault.
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton Is there a point to all of this, Mr. Quinton?
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss The distillery is kind of... inside the Hellion. Give me a few minutes and I can jury rig the Hellion's fuel pumps.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss Get it aerosolized and sent out wherever we want.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss If your control over the vents is as good as I think it is... we can direct the ethanol to any room we want.
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton @DanielRothfuss Ethanol alone may not be hot enough, Red.
Pamela G. Foster
@TalenAyers @DanielRothfuss @RedellQuinton With the correct mixture of plasma we can increase the temperature significantly.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster @DanielRothfuss We'll need to be careful. Only got a little bit of the Hellion plasma left. Dan, like this plan?
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton Well it is hardly elegant, but we don't have very many options, do we?
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss Damn straight.
Lee Treicher
@DanielRothfuss @RedellQuinton I can't believe I'm agreeing to this.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher I got the idea from you. All that stomping around, telling me how concerned you were about flammables in an enclosed space.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton It's still a concern genius, what do you expect us to breathe once you've burned away all of our oxygen?
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher Either we guess right and burn out the infested levels first, or we guess wrong...
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher Well, let's just make sure that we guess right. But either way, Major, I'm going to need an escort to the garage.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher You're the only person packing heat.
Lee Treicher
Red and I are heading up to the garage. Everyone stay here in the docking bay level. We know this area is clear of hostiles.
Lee Treicher
Ok we're at the garage level.
Lee Treicher
When the elevator comes back down, get back in and seal the doors. It's a defensible position.
Talen Ayers
@LeeTreicher Ok, we're all inside. Doors sealed. Keep us updated.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Access ventilation controls for floors 1 through 12, including the garage and docking bays.
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss Yes, Dr. Rothfuss. Accessing ventilation controls.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Relay manual control to my datapad.
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss Yes, Dr. Rothfuss.
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster Oh, son of a... the zerglings got that kid with the red hair, the one who worked for you. Ripped his guts clean out.
Talen Ayers
@LeeTreicher Were those gunshots? Major Treicher?
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton Red? You ok? What happened?
Adjutant 33-27
Zergling 7e deceased.
Pamela G. Foster
@Adjutant3327 Thank God. How many are left?
Adjutant 33-27
@PamelaGFoster Sensors indicate six zerglings remain in the facility.
Lee Treicher
@Adjutant3327 @PamelaGFoster And I've only got 1 bullet left.
Redell Quinton
We're here at the garage. The Major is standing guard. I'm getting busy. Standby.
Daniel Rothfuss
I can now fully isolate ventilation on individual floors. Ready when you are, Red.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss Need another 10 minutes. I'll get back to you.
Jake Ramsey
What was that sound?
Talen Ayers
@LeeTreicher Major Treicher, we have a visitor.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton @DanielRothfuss Something coming through the doors hurry!
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton We will not have that much time. Opening the vents to the docking bay level. Send what you can as soon as possible.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss Almost there. Hold on.
Lee Treicher
@DanielRothfuss He's working as fast as he can.
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton Send what you can now, or we are dead.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton @DanielRothfuss Hurry hurry its almost through
Redell Quinton
@PamelaGFoster @DanielRothfuss Cover your butts.
Adjutant 33-27
Zergling 1e deceased.
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton @LeeTreicher You got it. You got it.
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers Hey Doc, five left. Any guesses?
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton The bio labs would be my first guess. Lots of organic matter for them to consume.
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers @RedellQuinton I concur.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss @TalenAyers Sounds good. Line it up.
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton Alright. Vents are open.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss Fire in the hole.
Adjutant 33-27
Zergling 4e deceased.
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers Good guess, Doc. One more down.
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton A guess by an academician like myself has less to do with luck and more to do with knowledge and years of dedication.
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton But thanks.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Identify the levels of the facility that have sustained the most recent structural damage.
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss Most recent: structural compromise in the level 3 atmospheric regulators.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 @RedellQuinton There's your target, Red. Vents are ready.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss @Adjutant3327 Lighting 'em up.
Talen Ayers
@Adjutant3327 Anything? Still reading four zerglings?
Adjutant 33-27
@TalenAyers Yes Dr. Ayers. Four zerglings are still transmitting vital signs.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 Damn. That's a whiff.
Redell Quinton
@Adjutant3327 @TalenAyers @DanielRothfuss We've got four zerglings left and MAYBE five tries left in the tank. Need to make these count.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Identify the next most recent case of structural damage.
Daniel Rothfuss
Unless you have any other ideas, Dr. Ayers.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss That was all I had. Your system seems like the next best... guess.
Adjutant 33-27
@DanielRothfuss Most recent: damage to the refrigeration systems in the mess hall.
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton Vents ready.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss Ah, hell. Adios enchiladas.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton @DanielRothfuss Vaya con Dios.
Adjutant 33-27
Zergling 2e deceased.
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton We might actually make it through this.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss @TalenAyers Tank's running low guys. What's next?
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton @DanielRothfuss How much of this facility haven't we toasted yet?
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers @DanielRothfuss Plenty of places left to hide, Doc, trust me. Give me your best guess.
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton @TalenAyers Curses! My personal network just went flat - little devil is in my hardware. Setting vents to dormitory level.
Redell Quinton
@DanielRothfuss @TalenAyers Alright. Firing.
Adjutant 33-27
Zergling 3e deceased.
Pamela G. Foster
@Adjutant3327 Music to my ears.
Daniel Rothfuss
@Adjutant3327 Just desserts.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss Sorry about your digs, Dan - but we're 3 for 4. Let's keep up the streak!
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers Only two left. Might they be moving in tandem?
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers @DanielRothfuss I got enough left to roast these last two and still light up Branamoore's office just for fun.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss Entirely possible. They hatch in pairs, and have been observed hunting and patrolling thusly.
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers I've done a rough calculation of average speed, patrol vectors, and places we've already hit.
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers The most logical conclusion would be either levels 9 or 10.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss I don't have any idea which would be more probable. @RedellQuinton do you have any thoughts?
Daniel Rothfuss
@TalenAyers @RedellQuinton Yes. Red, you make the call.
Talen Ayers
@DanielRothfuss @RedellQuinton Red? You there?
Redell Quinton
@TalenAyers @DanielRothfuss Found them.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton Red, the door's locked. What's going on?
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher The last two zerglings are in here. They're staring at me. Ugly as hell.
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton Dammit Red, let me in!
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton @LeeTreicher Get in there and shoot one, Major! Red, run! We can figure something out. Go!
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher You've got one bullet, Major. Ain't no good against two of them.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher I've got the little bitches trapped Major. Head downstairs and put your last bullet through Held's forehead for me, ok?
Pamela G. Foster
@RedellQuinton @LeeTreicher Red what are you doing? Get the hell out. Get out!
Lee Treicher
@RedellQuinton If I can shoot one, that might give you enough time to make a break for the door. Don't do this, Red.
Daniel Rothfuss
@RedellQuinton We can figure this out, Red. Please don't be hasty.
Pamela G. Foster
@LeeTreicher @RedellQuinton Red are you there?
Talen Ayers
@RedellQuinton Listen to reason man - don't do this!
Jake Ramsey
@RedellQuinton Send them to hell, Red.
Redell Quinton
@LeeTreicher You were right, Major. This stuff IS dangerous. Stay off the sauce, kids.
Adjutant 33-27
Zergling 6e deceased.
Adjutant 33-27
Zergling 5e deceased.
Pamela G. Foster
Oh my God.
Lee Treicher
The zerg are all dead - I'm headed down.
Daniel Rothfuss
@LeeTreicher Be warned: our datapads will not function within the heightened security of the sub levels.
Pamela G. Foster
@DanielRothfuss @LeeTreicher Shouldn't we do something for Red?
Lee Treicher
@PamelaGFoster @DanielRothfuss We are. We're killing Warren Held.