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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].

felix_gaeta on June 29th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
Despite the cholera outbreak and the public relations crisis, life must go on. Galactica's CIC staff continue with the hundreds of tasks that it takes to run both the ship and the Fleet. This leaves Felix once more wishing that he had an actual staff like he would on any other battlestar, rather than trying to simultaneously oversee jump coordinate recalcs, finish going over the CO2 scrubber overhaul reports, track down what was shipped where from Gideon, and keep an eye on the Ops station and DRADIS screens in case the Cylons decided that now would be a good time to find the Fleet.

Walking over to Dee's station, he waits for her to finish her current transmission, then says, "Dee, when you get a chance, tell the Fleet that despite the current problem, we'll still be transmitting the updated jump coordinates in a half hour. Remind them that they need to clear the channels to Galactica while we do that." He smiles. "Hopefully that'll give you a few minutes without their nagging. Here anything useful or interesting yet, or is it all junk?"
dualla on June 30th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
Dee smiled. Even a few moments of empty comm channels would be fantastic right now. She may take a lot of pride in her job, but that doesn't mean that under circumstances like this she didn't wish she could be somewhere else.

"Thank you, Lt. I'll spread the word." She pause for a moment. Normally, Dualla wasn't one for spreading rumors. But this was Gaeta she was talking to. He was a person Dee would pretty much tell anything.

"Actually, there has been some intersting buzz going around. Rumors are flying that a woman in the fleet is claiming to be Ellen Tigh, the XO's wife."
felix_gaeta on July 2nd, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
Felix frowns, then shakes his head. "Some people wouldn't know decency if it bit them. Probably just someone trying to get special treatment. Next thing you know, they'll be another one claiming to be Adar's brother." He thinks a moment, then adds, "Do me a favor, don't mention this to the Colonel. Rumor has it that his marriage was blowing up, but still, it wouldn't be kind to get his hopes up over a false alarm. Probably be best to see how the Commander wants to handle it."
dualla on July 4th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
Dee nodded, glad that Gaeta was on the same page she was. "Don't worry. Not going to the Colonel with this isn't just a favor to you." She smiled and lowered her voice. "The XO scares me enough when I'm just giving him normal updates. I don't think I want to get involved in his personal life, especially with the rumors of how bad his marriage is."

Dee shook her head. "Anyway, true or not, the Commander is the one who should tell him. You know how close they are."
dualla on July 4th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
(continues in the Ellen Tigh hostage thread below)