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17 June 2006 @ 10:37 am
It has been two weeks since the exodus of the Twelve Colonies. The prisoners are one day away from finishing their goal: tomorrow, water will happily be distributed to the fleet and the shortage will be over...

Suddenly, a serious epidemic has hit the Gideon -- one of the fleet's heavy hauler transport vessels.

A group of dissenters are [withholding water] from the rest of the passengers by sealing themselves inside the vessel's water tank cabin. They are dehydrating the ship on purpose, believing that quick death in there is better than life out here. Not everyone on Gideon agrees, but nothing will change the group's mind.

The dissenters, calling themselves The Wringers, have contracted [cholera] inside the cabin and may infect the rest of Gideon if not helped. Though their plan has backfired on them, The Wringers nonetheless refuse to vacate.

The Wringers are highly-skilled craftsmen critical to running the Gideon: they cannot be allowed to die. The press is demanding medical attention for these doomed souls. The Marines must be sent in to quarantine the ill and bring them vaccination. Those most sick will need to be transported back to Galactica's medical lab. Risking exposure, Galactica cannot afford to lose any more sick officers. This is causing paranoia, especially amongst pilots who share beverages.

Meanwhile, amongst the ill, a mysterious woman is identified as Ellen Tigh -- wife of Executive Officer Colonel Tigh. When she awoke from her coma aboard the Gideon, Ellen had no idea where she was. Neither was anyone willing to believe her relation to the much-disliked XO of the much-disliked Galactica. They have treated her as another miserable stowaway.

And now she's stuck on a diseased ship. Will the cholera kill Ellen...or will her own frustration?

There are many events... And you have a plan.

Note: The Gideon is the same ship where Marines shoot and kill a few civilians during a riot. Reporter D'Anna Biers will later refer to this event as the "Gideon Massacre". Most people aboard the ship do not approve of Roslin as president.

Events are explained in detail [here].

viper_instincts on June 17th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
Apollo replaced the phone back in its cradle and eyed his pilots drifting out of the room from the morning's debriefing. Well, that had been interesting news from C.I.C... And what was this nonsense about some woman claiming to be the XO's wife? Wasn't Tigh grieving over her?

The podium behind where Apollo stood was suddenly looking small and abandoned, due mostly to the stack of new duties that had suddenly racked up on his plate. Was he going to have to call some of the pilots back now and change the scope of their day's work?

Rubbing the bridge of his nose, he made a mental list of the best-trained Marines to ask for the job. He was mostly in direct command of the Air Group and therefore tended not to middle manage or question the ability of Galactica's Marine squadron leader. But he would need Boomer and Crashdown on one of those Raptors to Gideon. Boomer was the most competent Raptor pilot in the fleet, in his opinion. And that meant he trusted her most to transport ill passengers.

Still, why the hell did he see this one coming?

Snatching the octagonal report from the podium surface, Apollo sighed and headed out to get his assignments, as per the C.I.C.'s request a moment ago. He shrugged his brows at Starbuck on the way out.

"Shit's hit the man."