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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].

ellentigh on July 4th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
"Look, lady... Truth be told, everyone -does- want to talk to Galatica. You're the XO's wife? Well then I'm the CO's cousin. People will say anything to get in touch with who they want. I can't do anything unless you got some sort of proof. You happen to carry around your marriage certificate?" He joked. He clearly still didn't believe her.

Ellen sighed. Of course anything documenting her marriage to Saul was now very far away, assuming it hadn't been destroyed. She had no idea where her purse was as whoever it was who saved her the day of the attack hadn't bothered to grab it. Everything had been in her bag that day, tickets, money, pictures, ID - Ellen stopped mid-thought. "I have ID!" She exclaimed excitedly. She had taken her Colonial ID out of her purse and placed it in her jacket pocket for easy access during boarding procedures. Ellen frantically dug into her pocket and produced the goverment-issued identification card. She waved it in front of the man. "It may not be a marriage certificate, but it does have my married name on there." She held it up for him to see.

"At the very least, you can clearly see that I am related to the Colonel by some means." She said smugly. "I cannot stress the importance of my being able to make a call to Galactica "
presidentroslin on July 4th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
The man remained silent for a long, long moment as she handed him her ID. He looked it over, checking for all the offical marks and seals. Everything there. Definitely her picture, and definitely the Tigh name. Even if they weren't married, which he was beginning to suspect that they were, they were related. He didn't do or say a thing for just a heartbeat or two and then suddenly...

..His gun was out. Pointed in her direction. A colder smile touched his lips. This was just the barganing chip they needed to get the Galatica and Presidency to stand up and listen to their demands. "Ms. Tigh... Well, you'll be talking to your husband, and telling him to do exactly what we want."
dualla on July 4th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
Dee was still chatting with Gaeta when a call from the Gideon lit up her board. She gave Felix a wry smile, "Our jobs are never really done." Then she repositioned her headset and connected the call.

"This is Galactica." Dee could feel the blood drain from her face as she listened to the voice on the other end of the line. "Lords of Kobol," she muttered under her breath, briefly closing her eyes.

She turned to Gaeta and covered the mouth piece of her headset. "Get the Commander and the Colonel," her voice was quite and firm, but tinged with fear. Dee paused for a moment, "You'd better get the President as well. The Gideon says that they've taken Ellen Tigh hostage. They demand to speak to Colonel Tigh."
dualla on July 4th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
(oops. New post started for the hostage situation. I'm copying this post over there.)