Chapter 3: Night 1


[07:36:36] CWO Sarah walks out of her quarters, looking up and down the hallway before considering heading to the Mess. After that first time, she's… a little cautious about it.
[07:36:44] Lt. Jaron walks through the various levels on the Yukikaze to adjust himself after being in the open air of Earth
[07:37:14] Lt. Ishida makes her way to the ships gym.
[07:38:32] GM: @ Sarah: The mess hall is sparsely populated, a few folks are eating, mainly ships crew, not pilots or flight crew. A few note your presence, some nod, most just go back to their meal.
[07:39:29] CWO Sarah grabs a tray, and gets something small to eat, not wanting to be around for any longer than she really needs to be. She's in uniform this time, but well, remains cautious, as she sits somewhere alone.
[07:39:58] GM: @ Jaron: The UES Yukikaze is one of the newer ship in the fleet, you can tell by the cleaner lines and pristine corridors. As you wander, you do see some areas that have fresh coats of paint, evidence of repair work completed, and in some other areas repair work is ongoing.
[07:40:46] Lt. Jaron notes the areas of repair if and when he heads news about them and moves along, a bit hungry
[07:41:46] GM: @ Jaron: Not much has been said about the areas specifically, but, you do know, from scuttlebutt, and what was said during the awards ceremony that the ship had been in a pretty rough battle about a week earlier.
[07:42:33] Lt. Jaron heads to mess
[07:42:52] GM: @ Jaron: Entering the mess hall, you see as mentioned above, plus Sarah, sitting in uniform alone.
[07:43:04] Lt. Fallnya: (breakfast lunch or dinner?)
[07:43:17] GM: Breakfast, why not
[07:43:20] Lt. Fallnya: (and I'll prolly be in the mess hall to at the bar, out of uniform for now)
[07:44:00] GM: The ship does not have a bar. However the massive spacedock the Yuki is berthed at, does.
[07:44:20] Lt. Jaron smiles slightly seeing Sarah, then heads to grab some toast and eggs before joining her
[07:45:56] Lt. Fallnya is at the mess hall as well, sitting at a table away from Sarah reading a book of all things a finished tray of her daily morning allotment of toast, eggs, and juice she is currently wearing her Civilian cloths being off duty for the moment, waiting to be called again to run simulator test again to try and rate her self to be a certified beta pilot as a backup when needed.
[07:45:57] GM: @ Jaron, you are served your food, mmmm shit on a shingle
[07:46:51] CWO Sarah smiles to Jaron and waves, as she sees him. She brightens up considerably then, sipping her juice and looking around the mess more interestedly then.
[07:47:08] GM: @ Lurana: As you are reading, your data pad pings, telling you that you have incoming mail (internal ships mail)
[07:47:45] Lt. Fallnya would fold the book up and sit it down taking hold of the pad and with a stylist like pin brings up the mail screen to read it
[07:48:03] Lt. Jaron heads to Sarah, not looking towards the bar. He starts to sit down "So, how are you adjusting?"
[07:48:14] Lt. Fallnya: (comp use check vs 86%)
[07:48:17] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [77] = (77)
[07:48:47] GM: you don't have to roll for little things like that now, if you were walking a tightrope, backwards under fire, then yeah, maybe…
[07:49:11] Lt. Fallnya: (Fine fine she was mainly telling it to bring it up in Zentraedi script)
[07:49:18] GM: nod nod
[07:51:26] GM: The e-mail is from the Simulator Training officer. He regrets to inform you, in official terms, that your sim slot has been postponed, and sorry, we don't know when next they will be able to squeeze you in. You think, no, you know it had something to do with what the CAG said, after you arrived and reported in, something offhand as you were dismissed. "I see those two are still with us." He didn't seem too happy.
[07:53:17] Lt. Jaron takes a bite of toast as he awaits a reply from Sarah
[07:54:10] Lt. Fallnya forwards it to the captain to see what she could do about getting her a slot along with the application with all the proper reasons she was aiming for a beta pilot cert.
[07:54:40] CWO Sarah shrugs just a little bit to Jaron and shakes her head slightly. "I'll adjust eventually. Given half a chance, anyway."
[07:55:53] Lt. Jaron takes a drink of juice "I think you will."
[07:59:42] Lt. Fallnya puts down the datapad and finishes off her meal then picks her book back up again.
[08:00:08] Lt. Fallnya: (i know a Zent who's into books kinda funny right? )
[08:00:53] GM: Playzent?
[08:01:00] Jess: (a what?)
[08:01:17] Jess: (hmm)
[08:01:21] CWO Sarah: (lol)
[08:01:31] GM: Playboy….Playzent….
[08:01:51] Jess: no… a book not a magazine you perv
[08:01:59] GM: giggity
[08:02:17] Lt. Jaron eats a bit more "Do you have any expectations?"
[08:02:22] Lt. Fallnya: ( for those who are close enough the book is War and Peace )
[08:02:23] Lt. Fallnya:
[08:02:34] GM: lol
[08:02:56] GM: which volume hehe
[08:03:53] CWO Sarah shrugs a little bit and ponders. "Depends on what all has happened while we were on Earth. If things haven't changed too much, I assume I can expect a lot of crap and short-changing by people who'd like nothing more than to see me a little splatter on some planet's rocks."
[08:05:42] GM: As you are eating. Sarah and Jaron feel something move past their legs.
[08:05:57] Lt. Jaron nods then jerks back and looks down "What the…!!"
[08:06:49] GM: Looking down you see a small white cat with a red and a green eye pad past you . It pauses, looks up at you, and then keeps padding it's way across the room.
[08:07:32] CWO Sarah blinks at that and looks down quickly, cocking her head as she sees the cat and blinking. "Oh, the cat. Lt. Fallyna found it in her cockpit when she got here, evidently climbed in on Earth and hung around for the ride."
[08:08:13] Lt. Fallnya: (perc roll to see if i see it or hear about what Sarah just said…)
[08:08:19] GM: sure
[08:08:34] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20] => [20] = (20)
[08:08:43] GM: you hear what she is saying
[08:08:45] Lt. Fallnya: (i think i heard the cat pad in )
[08:08:59] GM: I think you heard the cat fart three corridors down…
[08:09:06] Lt. Jaron: "I see. Definitely not something I would expect on a ship."
[08:09:09] CWO Sarah: (( rotfl ))
[08:09:27] Lt. Fallnya would get up coming over looking under the table and pulls out a mouse toy and winds it up and sends it to the cat
[08:09:48] Lt. Fallnya: (one of those "cute" pet toys you had me buy)
[08:09:54] Mess Hall Cook looks over and facepalms.
[08:10:10] Mess Hall Cook: Dammit! Hey, Chief! Blinky is back again!"
[08:10:34] Lt. Fallnya: "Shh I'm trying to catch it since i was told by the captain to do so!" she glares at the cook.
[08:11:06] Lt. Fallnya: (mouse diversion roll umm what would i roll for that to distract it
[08:11:17] Mess Hall Chief: Good luck with that!" he laughs. "Little puffball comes and goes as it pleases.
[08:12:07] Lt. Fallnya: (any way she winds up the toy and sends it to the cat any roll necessary?)
[08:12:13] GM: roll strike!
[08:12:39] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20+7] => [12,7] = (19)
[08:14:48] GM: The mouse zips across the floor…..Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz the cat stops, then hunkers down, and pounces at it, toppling it, batting it about a few times the cat picks it up with its mouth the 'blinks' out of the room
[08:15:29] Mess Hall Chief roars with laughter!
[08:15:31] Mess Hall Chief: Told ya!
[08:15:53] CWO Sarah facepalms and laughs, looking over in Lurana's direction. "Nice… Now it's got a toy to leave out to trip someone with, while popping in and out."
[08:16:14] Lt. Jaron smiles
[08:16:24] Lt. Fallnya: "Well shoot, i was trying to see if i could get it to come to me"
[08:17:03] Mess Hall Cook: Try food…s'why Blinky is in here all the time. blinks in, grabs a snack, blinks out…
[08:17:34] Lt. Fallnya: "I did buy some kitty food while on earth think he might blink into my room and eat it?"
[08:17:54] Mess Hall Cook: Maybe…" He shrugs.
[08:18:22] CWO Sarah ponders as well. "Could try tuna, in theory. Don't most cats go right for that if they have a shot for it?"
[08:19:13] Lt. Jaron: "It has to be really smelly from what I've heard"
[08:19:17] Lt. Fallnya: "Guess I'll head there then…" She sways off her tight workout outfit showing the curvature of her ass to Sarah and the cook, and Jaron as she leaves (if curious what her workout outfit is I'll show ya).
[08:19:55] Mess Hall Cook blush "Must be jelly cause jam don't shake like that."
[08:20:39] Lt. Jaron: (haha)
[08:23:05] Lt. Jaron takes a bite to not get drawn in
[08:23:21] CWO Sarah laughs and cocks her head a little bit at the departing Lurana. "Hmm, nice show for someone…" She rolls her eyes and glances to Jaron, sipping her juice again.
[08:24:09] Lt. Fallnya proceeds to her room to set up the bait and wait after a shower cause of her morning workout
[08:25:39] GM: @ Lurana: As you return to your room you see Ishida in her workout attire with a scabbard in hand and a sweat rag around her neck padding back to her room. She nods as she sees you.
[08:26:34] Lt. Jaron finishes his meal and asks Sarah "What do you have planned for the rest of the day?"
[08:27:45] Lt. Fallnya merely nods and steps into her room leaving the door open a moment while she gets the cat food out, some tuna in a can and some wet cat food and lays it out for the kitty then showers
[08:28:45] CWO Sarah shrugs just a little bit. "Not sure yet really. Just generally wandering around really, getting used to everything better, probably. Before the leave ends, and we're back in the fray."
[08:30:18] Lt. Jaron: "Understandable. Mind if I ask a personal question?"
[08:30:25] CWO Sarah smiles and shrugs. "Sure."
[08:31:02] Lt. Jaron leans forward and in a hushed tone "Are you and Ishida a couple or something or just real good friends?"
[08:31:22] Lt. Ishida , in the shower, sneezes.
[08:32:01] Lt. Jaron: (a disturbance in the force?)
[08:32:33] GM: sneezing is the Japanese equivalent of ears ringing
[08:33:16] CWO Sarah: (( *rotfls at Suki* ))
[08:33:49] Lt. Fallnya finishes her shower and steps out looking at the food dishes
[08:34:48] CWO Sarah laughs just a little bit at that and blushes just slightly, speaking extremely quietly. "We're kinda starting to move past that towards the couple stage, actually. S'why I didn't look very long when Lt. Fallyna was wagging her rear."
[08:35:15] Lt. Fallnya: (she didn't wag her rear!)
[08:35:32] Lt. Fallnya: ( just the tight outfit made it look like she did )
[08:36:13] GM: @ Lurana: when you exit the shower you find the food bowl is empty, and the mechanical mouse is floating upside down quite drowned, in the water bowl
[08:36:53] Lt. Fallnya hmms, "Kitty kitty kitty?" She looks around to see if its still around.
[08:36:54] GM: Kittah is no where to be seen
[08:37:21] Lt. Fallnya adds some more to it and sits and waits a moment unless "Called"
[08:37:51] Lt. Jaron nods "I will stay clear and I will tell John is he is interested. Ishida is a strong lady and soldier."
[08:39:10] Lt. Fallnya sighs after looking at the clock her door still open as she watches for kitty to come back
[08:39:26] GM: [1d100] => [59] = (59)
[08:39:35] Lt. Fallnya: (and as i stated she did refill the bowls)
[08:39:38] GM: No kittah…so far
[08:40:50] Lt. Fallnya takes the towel off closing the door to the bedroom but leaves the lounge/living room open to tell visitors she is welcoming them and gets dressed
[08:41:02] Lt. Fallnya: (bowls are in the bedroom any way)
[08:42:54] CWO Sarah nods just a little at that, considering it. "She is. It's how she was raised, from the start. She's proven able to let her hair down though, at least figuratively. A lot I'm trying to learn and hope to learn from watching though. Being a line soldier isn't quite the same as being in the resistance. From the sounds of things though, I might not have been able to go back to the group anyway."
[08:43:57] GM: [1d100] => [29] = (29)
[08:44:35] GM: @ Lurana: There is a slight flash of light and you see Kittah blink in, and pad towards the bowl, hunkers down and starts to consume the tuna.
[08:44:45] Lt. Jaron: "I doubt that as well. If we get back to Earth anytime soon, it will be a miracle."
[08:45:02] Lt. Fallnya softly pads to it and kneels leaning to pet it if it lets her near
[08:45:29] GM: The kittah swishes it's tail, eyes you, but continues to eat.
[08:45:46] CWO Sarah shrugs just a little bit. "Sounded to me like you found activity where my old group used to be, as well. I'd been meaning to ask about what happened there. Though almost afraid of the answer…"
[08:45:55] Lt. Fallnya pets it and when its finished she wraps her hands gently as possible around it to pick it up.*
[08:46:31] GM: The cat allows itself to be petted, but, the second you move to pick it up, it leaps away, and blinks out of the room
[08:46:50] Lt. Fallnya sighs
[08:47:19] Lt. Fallnya finishes getting dressed then and removes the toy from the water so it can drink it later if it wants to come back and starts to leave
[08:49:18] Lt. Jaron: "There was a two mechs and an infantry blazing a town. I made radio contact and said the town was sympathizer but HQ had nothing on record. I asked them to stop but they fired and battle ensured"
[08:53:10] GM: Scene Shift in 7 min Maniac is imminent!
[08:53:10] CWO Sarah sighs just a little bit. "Mechs… near Sioux Falls. The only group I know of that had those was the one I used to be with. Guess they listened about as well on the 'not everyone there is a willing symp' argument as they did on the Expedition coming back being a good thing for the safety of everyone. " She sighs.
[08:54:10] Lt. Fallnya would go down to the officers club now and catch a few drinks and maybe give a lil song
[08:54:46] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [56] = (56)
[08:54:54] Lt. Fallnya: (err skip the singing
[08:55:01] Lt. Jaron: "well after the initial battle, rescue came and tried to help. I went to the ground with two others and tracked them back to a campsite. They were well armed for sure. They used Spartans (I think)"
[08:55:05] GM: @ Lu, as you pass by Ishida and Sarah's room, you hear some music being played, at first you think it's on the stereo, but ti stops, and replays, as if someone is practicing an instrument
[08:55:29] GM: You don't sing to good! you need more alcohol
[08:56:03] GM: @ Jaron: yes
[08:56:47] Lt. Fallnya listens a moment then goes on down to the officers club to have a couple drinks not enough hopefully to get drunk
[08:57:22] CWO Sarah sighs a little and droops slightly. "And that confirms it. That for sure means I can't go back again anyway. I'd never be a willing part of anything like that."
[08:58:19] GM: Scene Shift Imminent
[08:58:33] Lt. Fallnya sings to her self while drinking
[08:58:35] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [50] = (50)
[08:58:46] Lt. Fallnya: (vs 47… so i didn't fail to badly >.>)
[08:58:47] Lt. Jaron frowns slightly "Sorry Sarah"

[09:00:00] GM: SCENE SHIFT: Asleep in bed, you are woken up your room’s intercom blaring to life. “Report to the Main Hanger Bay in full kit by 0600 hours.” The message repeats three more times as you awaken; the room clock shows the time to be 0545 hours.
[09:01:31] CWO Sarah scrambles up from her bed and pulls into her uniform, scrambling her CVR on quickly and making sure to remember everything else she needs, checking to make sure Suki is up and ready before she heads out.
[09:01:34] Lt. Ishida pulls back the covers and turns the lights on, then makes for the shower, then dresses in her full kit.
[09:01:56] CWO Sarah: (( why showering /before/ bed is a good idea ;) ))
[09:01:57] Lt. Fallnya would have been up already 04:30 hours is when she usually gets up for breakfast, sighing she puts food out for the kitty and dons her CVR-3 freshly repaired and all, holstering her pistols on either side and locking her backpack onto her back she stows away an extra set of panties and socks in the backpack along with an change of flight suit… and leaves for the hanger deck.
[09:02:48] Lt. Jaron wakes up and gets ready quickly as he is used to sudden awakenings. He is soon in the Main Hangar Bay.
[09:03:05] GM: Arriving on the flight deck you see “Bug Stomper” being prepped for departure, the mid shift deck crew busy at work. 1st Lt. Utenaru, on of Major Keveshera’s men, approaches.
[09:03:44] Lt. Fallnya does a quick salute "Morning sir, Whats up."
[09:03:51] GM: “On me.” He says and walks towards a nearby Silverback. There is a map draped over the hood. You recognize it as a smartfilm map. Looking at the image you see a part of the northern most continent of Tirol, an area of rolling hills and low mountains, cut with valley’s and passes. The Lt. taps the map’s border and the image zooms in.
[09:04:21] GM: You see a series of small towns along a mountain road that leads into a lowlands area of farmland to the south. Running his finger along the map the image traverses north to an area of raised terrain. He taps the boarder and an overlay appears over the target area.
[09:04:46] Lt. Fallnya looks it over scrutinizingly (um question how is intelligence used? the skill that is?)
[09:05:08] GM: You see a crashed Haydonite Fantoma class cruiser with its front end crumpled up against a low hillock at the tail end of a long gouge. Around it you can debris and ruined Bioroids strewn about a 3 mile area. In the still image you can also see a large number of Wraith fighters captured by the photo in mid-flight.
[09:05:41] GM: Please look at the briefing page on the website, for Chapter three, there is a link, with a picture of the crash site
[09:06:02] Lt. Fallnya: "Is that the ship i crippled?"
[09:06:13] Lt. Fallnya: "or just one that decided to make a return?"
[09:07:41] Lt.Utenaru: “Nope, this bastard crash landed a few days back while you were gone, TDF shot her down close over the pole and she ended up here.”
[09:08:04] Lt.Utenaru: “What has high command worried is what you see here. The local magistrate thinking he’d snap up some prime salvage sent some of his boys in to secure the area, the Haydonites had other plans.” He points to the wrecked bioroids.
[09:08:21] Lt.Utenaru: “Latest flyovers have shown the activity in the area…” He brings up a new image, the Wraiths are absent but the image is otherwise unchanged (outside of sun position etc.) “…has petered off.”
[09:08:50] Lt.Utenaru: “You guys are going to head down on ‘Stomper’ and take a poke around. We have all the aerial recon we can eat over the area, but what we don’t have, are boots on the ground. That’s where you come in. Go in small, Cyclone and Silverbacks, and see what you can see. Keep us updated. The Major’s looked over your record, seems you work well together, in a dysfunctional way, so, this should be no sweat.
[09:09:21] Lt.Utenaru: “Stomper is skids up in 20, I want you aboard in 15.” He point over his shoulder with his thumb at the Horizon-V. “Kit out is up to you, just remember; you want to be moving light.”
[09:10:03] Lt. Fallnya: "Mind if i requisition an extra rifle then for my cyclone?"
[09:10:12] Lt. Jaron: (bug stomper is what kinda ship?)
[09:10:24] Lt. Fallnya: (horizon-V)
[09:10:27] Lt.Utenaru: "Kit out is up to you." he repeats.
[09:10:36] CWO Sarah smiles and holds back a laugh at the 'dysfunctional' comment, looking at the map and glancing to the Stomper. "Are there indications at all of potential TDF survivors needing to be looked for?"
[09:11:16] Lt. Fallnya: (ok where do we go to get our equipment, i.e. Cyclones etc?)
[09:11:24] Lt. Fallnya: (top kit?)
[09:11:31] Lt.Utenaru: Not at this time, looks like the retreated south after the shwacking they received. Course, thats why you are going in, to give us the intel we DON'T have.
[09:12:09] CWO Sarah nods quickly at that.
[09:12:10] GM: Your planes still hold your Cycs in their bays, weapons are drawn from the armory
[09:12:40] GM: your personal weapons are also in the armory…
[09:12:41] Lt. Fallnya nods "That all sir I'm gonna go grab a rifle from the armory and then grab my cyclone from my craft…"
[09:12:56] Lt. Fallnya: (i thought marines kept their personal weapons with them at all times?)
[09:13:03] Lt. Ishida nods.
[09:13:16] GM: not on a ship, you have that in the armory
[09:13:37] Lt. Jaron looks to Fallnya "I will help get everyone's cyclones. Grab me a pulse rifle from armory."
[09:13:42] Lt. Jaron: "Any drive a Silverback?"
[09:13:44] GM: you also aren't a security marine, you're a pilot, there is no need for you to be armed with anything other then a pistol gallant when on duty
[09:13:54] Lt. Fallnya: (oh ya pistols only while on ship now i remember, but she wouldn't armory up her pistol pappy gave her.)
[09:13:56] Lt. Ishida raises her hand.
[09:14:10] GM: she would have no choice
[09:14:26] Lt. Jaron: "Guess you are our power player Ishida"
[09:14:29] GM: unless you want to pick a fight with the ships Master at Arms…Protip: Don't, you'll lose
[09:14:40] Lt. Fallnya: "Not me, Sabre cyclone only…"
[09:15:18] Lt. Jaron looks around to all "Any more armory requests?"
[09:15:24] Lt. Fallnya waits for dismissal so she can head to the armory and grab her pistol, and extra punch weapon.
[09:15:41] Lt. Ishida nods again. "Hai, I'll put my Cyc on the rear rack then.
[09:16:12] Lt. Jaron nods
[09:16:18] GM: Essentially, it's an open bar, grab what YOU want…but remember your mission.
[09:18:20] Lt. Ishida draws a EP-37, her M-37, her Gallant rifle combo, 10 cobalt grenades and 4 clips per weapon she has, she also has 4 knives. Her Cyclone, is a VR-038R, and has a Scabbard mounted to the left rear faring (the part that covers the upper leg when in Battloid mode)
[09:19:48] Lt. Fallnya grabs her gallant, puts it together in rifle combine mode and her 4 issued clips, and grabs her pappies pistol (unless they have extra clips she might grab 3 extras for it)
[09:20:18] CWO Sarah hurries herself along and grabs her 038A, a GR-97, and an RL-6 along with her rifle attachment. She takes 4 clips for the Gallant rifle, and loads her Cyclone storage boxes with RL-6 reloads, as many as she's allowed to get in case she needs them, seeing how the clips only hold 6 shots.
[09:20:42] Lt. Jaron sighs and goes to get his weaponry himself, getting an pulse rifle and weasel as backup, 3 clips each and knife along with normal survival packs"
[09:20:43] GM: No extra clips for papi's blaster, sorry, remember, it's an heirloom, you don't normally take an heirloom into combat…just my thoughts on it, but thats just me
[09:21:15] Lt. Fallnya then looks and selects a nice EP-37 unless they force her into using an EP-40 or H-260 instead,
[09:21:28] GM: Up to you Lu
[09:23:26] Lt. Ishida looks over at Jaron as she wheels her 38 Lite over. "What add on do you want on the Silverback?"
[09:23:59] GM: talk amongst yourselves on that, as well as anything ELSE you might want to bring, knowing your mission.
[09:24:34] Lt. Fallnya: "What do you guys recommend EP-37, EP-40 or the new H-260?
[09:24:44] Lt. Jaron: "I would go with a sensors or missiles suite but your ride"
[09:24:45] Lt. Fallnya: I ride Sabre Cyclone…"
[09:25:29] CWO Sarah checks over her Cyclone, makes sure her saddlebags have the emergency kit as well, and that everything is secure properly to get to the Horizon.
[09:25:34] Lt. Jaron: I'm taking EP but your choice. Variety is always good"
[09:26:23] GM: Lt. Magna pulls his kit as well as well as his cyclone and readies himself.
[09:28:00] Lt. Ishida: I would recommend the 9H 'Back.
[09:28:36] Lt. Fallnya grabs an EP-40 ion pulse pistol then and 4 clips for it as a backup, 6 Cobalt grenades and 2 Cobalt limpet mines
[09:28:42] Lt. Fallnya: (the what?)
[09:29:11] GM: VM-9H Heavy Silverback
[09:29:15] CWO Sarah: (( the heavy hitter ))
[09:29:23] Lt. Fallnya: (I cant use that…)
[09:29:32] Lt. Fallnya: (not effectively any way)
[09:29:54] Lt. Fallnya: "I'm not properly trained for Silverback…"
[09:30:26] Lt. Fallnya holds the pistol and rifle and heads for her fighter sitting the weapons down and opening the emergency vehicle compartment and pulls out her Sabre
[09:30:30] Lt. Ishida: "Neither am I" Suki deadpans as she ties down her gear. "Overcome and adapt."
[09:30:56] Lt. Fallnya: "Fine fine, so were gonna take 2 Silverbacks and use our cyclones as backup?"
[09:31:18] Lt. Jaron: "Just one silver, the cyclones lead and flank."
[09:31:22] Lt. Ishida shrugs. "Two would be nice."
[09:31:51] Lt. Fallnya: "If they allow it I'll take a 2nd one and play the heavy hitter then? and the light cover my ass?"
[09:32:50] Lt. Fallnya rids her cyclone over closer and stows the EP-40 in the saddlebag and looks about a moment for a heavy Silverback to grab and move over to mount her cyclone onto…
[09:32:57] Lt. Ishida pauses, assuming she would have the Heavy. "Up to you." She replies, and continues readying herself.
[09:33:43] Lt. Fallnya: "Up to you to, I'm sorta used to being front line… as your more trained recon right?"
[09:34:03] Lt. Ishida nods
[09:34:07] Lt. Jaron secures his weapons and cyclone "One silver is enough, so please don't try to force more than needed"
[09:34:43] Lt. Fallnya: "Your call Ishida you've been 1st Lt. longer than me"
[09:34:49] CWO Sarah nods just a little. "I'm mostly front line and diversionary."
[09:35:32] Lt. Ishida: "Jaron is correct, we must travel light, but, if it's just us, I would like to have some extra muscle as backup."
[09:36:09] Lt. Fallnya: "Ill take the back then, been a while since I've had the chance to try one…"
[09:37:58] GM: On Vultures Row (the catwalk overlooking the hanger bay), the XO and Deck Chief watch the group gear up. "They look pretty motley to me boss." The chief says. "They should do well, if they can get their acts together and focus." The XO replies.
[09:38:29] CWO Sarah shrugs at the analysis, and goes to pack up her Cyclone and wait for the others to get the kit discussions over.
[09:38:36] Lt. Fallnya: "But again i say its up to you Lt. if you want it its yours I'll cover your ass with my sabre"
[09:39:06] Lt. Ishida: We take it then, better to have it and not need it, the the reverse.
[09:39:16] Lt. Fallnya mounts onto the bike changing it to battloid mode giving the CADS a quick check to see if their working and
[09:39:23] Lt. Fallnya: "Right but who drives you or me?"
[09:39:34] Lt. Jaron tries to think here (intelligence [1d100] => [45] = (45) vs 48, military tactics [1d100] => [38] = (38) vs 50)
[09:39:35] Lt. Ishida: I will
[09:40:35] Lt. Fallnya: "all right I'll cover you then. she picks up the EP-40 and her Gallant in rifle form holding both gleefully. "Now this is the only way to fight…"
[09:41:10] GM: @ Jaron: Traditionally light recon elements would have jeeps standard. Cyclones have changed that dynamic. However there are good arguments for more, one unit can back up the other, and really, it would be up to you to determine placement. And arguments against, stay light, so you are not tempted to engage in a drawn out fight…
[09:42:38] Lt. Jaron hopes his thoughts in "So, everyone got their load outs?"
[09:43:04] CWO Sarah looks out the shuttle hatch. "I'm all packed."
[09:43:15] Lt. Fallnya packs away the 6 grenades, 2 limpet mines into the saddlebag behind her and nods. "All set"
[09:43:29] Lt. Fallnya: "I suddenly feel like the clichéd Rambo…"
[09:43:54] Lt. Ishida pulls the scabbard off the fairing of her Cyc as attaches it to her back, then loads up her Cyc in box mode onto the back of the H Silverback "Hai, ready."
[09:44:50] Lt. Jaron is ready as well.
[09:44:53] Lt. Ishida sits into the Silverback and awaits a passenger.
[09:45:16] CWO Sarah laughs a little at Lurana's remark, and wanders to the Silverback to hop in.
[09:45:29] GM: Okay, so, we have each one of us bringing a cyclone, and one Silverback confirmed.
[09:45:42] Lt. Fallnya: (Sarah has the RL-2 right?)
[09:45:49] GM: RL -6
[09:46:01] CWO Sarah: (RL-6 with VR-038A and GR-97 on opposing arm)
[09:46:49] GM: Note the Silverback is armed with a AAC-11 on the rear turret
[09:47:13] Lt. Fallnya: (does that require a 2nd person the turret?)
[09:47:35] GM: It would require a gunner yes, either inside, or physically on the turret itself
[09:47:55] CWO Sarah: (oooh, oh)
[09:47:56] GM: the pilot can fire it, but would be hard pressed to fire and fight at the same time
[09:48:02] Lt. Fallnya: "Sarah why don't you take the turret?"
[09:48:22] Lt. Fallnya: "Your cyclone is a tad lighter than mine or Jaron's here"
[09:49:04] CWO Sarah shrugs and nods. "Yes, ma'am…"
[09:49:23] Lt. Fallnya checks her missile loadout (typical is heap)
[09:49:45] GM: Suki is loaded with Plasma…remember load out is up to you!
[09:50:07] Lt. Fallnya: (I'll take 5, in each pod for 10 HEAP, and 2 smoke)
[09:50:07] GM: I'm giving you all wide latitude here, so if you have questions or whatnot, ask,
[09:50:08] No match found
[09:50:57] Lt. Fallnya: "To bad operations isn't giving us a 2nd Silver me and Jaron could take it"
[09:51:35] GM: If you want a second Silverback, now is the time to ask, or hell, just take it….
[09:52:01] CWO Sarah looks around a little, and heads to get some tie-downs to attach her Cyclone to the Silverback.
[09:52:03] Lt. Fallnya: (ah hell lets go with 2 for fun!)
[09:52:10] Lt. Jaron: (take is as back up)
[09:52:26] Lt. Fallnya: (I'll take a light one then for backup )
[09:52:42] CWO Sarah: (( lol ))
[09:53:11] Lt. Fallnya turns around seeing a light silver back all lined up and disengages her cyclone armor mode and leans down letting it fold into compact mode and drives a light Silver up next to the heavy.
[09:53:20] GM: Lu, tell me what you want on it…on the hardpoints
[09:55:27] GM: Also Suki is using the H340 as the Heavy Silverbacks hand held weapon (site under mecha, Silverback tab
[09:55:36] CWO Sarah folds her Cyc into storage and hooks it to the Silverback wherever she can make it fit, settling in quietly and looking around from it.
[09:56:56] Lt. Ishida looks over at Sarah and then looks around the 'cockpit' as if she is looking for something.
[09:57:18] CWO Sarah blinks at Suki and cocks her head. "Hmm?"
[09:57:36] Lt. Ishida: Oh, nothing, just wondering if this thing takes quarters,
[09:58:02] CWO Sarah rolls her eyes. "Not sure. Never been in one before. I'll be trying to learn the weapon system."
[09:59:11] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow
[10:03:00] Lt. Fallnya the Silverback she rolls up is armed with MMDS-48 missile delivery system, 2 H-340,s and 2 GR-107's on the wheel hubs
[10:03:19] Lt. Ishida backs her Silverback into the cargo pod of the Horizon-V
[10:03:22] Lt. Fallnya then straps down her cyclone in the holder on the back.* "Jaron with me?"
[10:03:37] GM: 1 H340 per Silverback
[10:03:38] Lt. Fallnya: "Need some on on the turret" *she smiles*
[10:03:41] GM: lets not get nuts here
[10:03:55] Lt. Fallnya: (oh theres 4 wheels lol i thought it could have 4 weapons)
[10:04:02] GM: actually, sure
[10:04:05] Lt. Jaron comments "John can manage, he is the weapon guy"
[10:04:21] Lt. Fallnya: (John isn't here tho…)
[10:04:32] Lt. Fallnya: (unless GM is npcing him)
[10:05:05] GM: Suki has on her wheels, GR-107 x2 H-340 x1 and HRG-70 x1
[10:05:33] GM: John will deploy in his cyclone for now
[10:05:33] Lt. Fallnya: (oh and I've changed out my EP-40, for an H-270 Valiant laser rifle…standard crew weapon for Silverbacks)
[10:05:57] Lt. Fallnya drives onto the other cargo pod for drop and strap into the Silverback
[10:07:12] Lt. Jaron secures his gear and awaits departure
[10:10:03] Lt. Fallnya: (ready)
[10:10:30] GM: Inside the Pods the loadmasters secure your vehicles and close up the pods. Red combat lighting replaces the soft white running lights. You feel the Horizon-V shimmy as the engines spool up and feel the craft lift off. After that, you feel nothing until you begin atmospheric entry. The buffeting becomes ever greater as you traverse the ionosphere and make your way into deeper air. There is a sudden lifting sensation as the wings finally bite into air sufficient enough to provide lift and you feel your decent is rapid. Over the intercom you hear "Touchdown in 5 minutes!"
[10:12:10] Lt. Fallnya shuts the visor down on her helmet and settles back into the seat gulping hoping she doesn't regret grabbing this vehicle…
[10:13:09] Lt. Jaron hopes on his cyclone and transforms, ready for a hot LZ.
[10:13:46] GM: Touchdown in 30 seconds!" You are crushed into your seats as the Horizon brakes hard and slows its decent, you hear the hydraulics of the wings shifting into VTOL mode and the ship shakes as you descend the last final meters. The is a loud THUNK! and massive shake as the craft touches down. The pod doors sing down and the explosive tie downs blast free. The load masters in each pod point down the ramp "GO GO GO!!!"
[10:14:36] Lt. Fallnya squalls the tires and drives off looking about then running a quick sensor sweep of the LZ
[10:14:51] Lt. Ishida guns it and races down the ramp and pulls off to the left to clear the way for the next vehicle in line.
[10:15:16] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [43] = (43)
[10:15:21] Lt. Fallnya: vs 58%
[10:15:24] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [30] = (30)
[10:15:46] Lt. Jaron jumps out with the help of thrusters, following the others
[10:16:20] CWO Sarah stares at the firing controls, hoping she knows them enough after watching the whole flight to run them properly.
[10:16:58] Lt. Ishida: John races out as well and pulls to the right of Ishida's Silverback
[10:17:18] Lt. Fallnya: (guess I'm in front since I'm the light Silverback?)
[10:17:30] Lt. Fallnya: (or do i need a pilot roll?)
[10:19:02] Lt. Fallnya looks around the terrain and what comes up on her sensor sweep for terrain and tries to gauge which way to go based on the maps from earlier towards the ship
[10:19:07] GM: You find yourself on a ridge line clearing, the trees nearby are festooned with the red and yellow leaves of fall. Patches of an early snow dot the area, mainly in the shadows of the largish boulders that litter the area. The Horizon-V takes off as soon as you have all left the pods, swings hard about and tears off into the distance.
[10:19:18] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [51] = (51)
[10:19:27] Lt. Fallnya: vs 57 Land Navigation
[10:20:05] Lt. Jaron gets sensors (sensory equip [1d100] => [10] = (10) vs 50)
[10:20:27] Lt. Fallnya: (had a sensor roll earlier waiting on those results…)
[10:22:07] GM: @ Lu, The area is clear, the only tracks are you and the fast departing Horizon-V. As for your land nav, you have been dropped a good 5 miles away, from the crashed ship, the crash site is to your west.
[10:23:22] Lt. Fallnya pipes on the short range comm of her helmet "Looks clear, 5 miles west should be the crash site."
[10:23:30] Lt. Jaron replies "Roger that"
[10:23:42] Lt. Ishida: Copy
[10:24:13] CWO Sarah just sits in the side seat and listens.
[10:24:18] Lt. Ishida heads into the trees, heading west, she moves at a decent clip, 15, maybe 20 miles an hour, depending on the tightness of the terrain.
[10:24:21] Lt. Fallnya grabs the steering wheel and presses the go pedal down and does a sharp turn to the west going just fast enough she wont cause a Wreck.
[10:24:45] Lt. Fallnya follows at the same pace then
[10:24:52] Lt. Jaron skip thrusts along
[10:25:11] Lt. Fallnya: "Dam i forgot how rough these things ride.."
[10:25:20] GM: John follows Ishida's Silverback, further out to her north (her right)
[10:25:57] Lt. Ishida: "Thought you liked it rough."
[10:25:57] Lt. Fallnya follows almost directly behind but slightly to the left so she can quick maneuver if Suki is stopped fast…
[10:26:09] Lt. Fallnya: "Whats that suppose to mean?"
[10:26:15] Lt. Ishida: Nothing.
[10:26:21] Lt. Ishida snickers
[10:26:25] Lt. Fallnya gives a light nudge
[10:26:32] CWO Sarah cracks up laughing as well, shaking her head a little bit.
[10:26:38] GM: roll
[10:26:40] Lt. Fallnya: (pilot or strike?)
[10:26:45] GM: pilot
[10:27:09] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [43] = (43)
[10:27:10] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [71] = (71)
[10:27:15] Lt. Fallnya: vs 68%
[10:27:51] Lt. Jaron: (need one from me as well?)
[10:27:55] Lt. Ishida: you hit her and Ishida grazes a tree, goes up onto two wheels and then slams back down hard onto all fours
[10:28:12] Lt. Fallnya: "Uh sorry guess i goosed it to much.."
[10:28:22] Lt. Ishida: BAKA YARO!
[10:28:53] CWO Sarah oofs. "If she's doing that, maybe I should be on my Cyclone where it's safe. This isn't a demolition derby…"
[10:29:44] Lt. Jaron sighs in his helm to himself
[10:30:28] Lt. Ishida pulls further away from Lu's Silverback, keeping at least 100 feet from it
[10:30:48] Lt. Fallnya keeps pace, so Suki finds that hard
[10:31:00] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [46] = (46)
[10:31:04] Lt. Fallnya: vs 68%
[10:31:14] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [73] = (73)
[10:31:52] Lt. Ishida: Stop tailgating! Ever hear of combat spacing?
[10:32:02] Lt. Fallnya: (is 20ft back)
[10:32:23] Lt. Fallnya: Yes 2 vehicle lengths if I'm not mistaken"
[10:33:13] GM: You drive at a measured pace, Demolition Derby and road rage aside, for a good 10 15 minutes before you see a treeline approaching (meaning you will be running out of forest really soon)
[10:34:02] Lt. Fallnya maneuvers to a side moving 50ft off Suki and stops at the treeline and shuts the Silverback off to keep some cover and steps out pulling out a pair of binoculars
[10:34:34] Lt. Ishida pulls to a stop as well
[10:34:43] Lt. Jaron stops as well, about 50' away from the others
[10:36:01] Lt. Fallnya raises her visor and looks through the binoculars to her eyes (up),
[10:36:03] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20] => [3] = (3)
[10:38:03] GM: kk, far right side of the picture, you are at the edge of the treeline at the top right corner
[10:38:47] Lt. Fallnya: (so were on the opposite side of the mountain ridge and cant see the ship?)
[10:39:18] GM: on your side of the ridge, you see the broken remains of a few bioroids, and some shot down Wraiths, the Wraiths are well and truly wrecked
[10:40:09] GM: note ALL of your characters have this picture in your onboard systems, as part of your briefing package.
[10:40:35] Lt. Fallnya: "Looks like we missed the party?"
[10:41:39] GM: Overhead you hear the sounds of jet fighters.
[10:42:11] Lt. Fallnya wound look up trying to zoom in with her binoculars
[10:42:14] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20] => [4] = (4)
[10:42:30] Lt. Fallnya: (looks like all i get is smudge on my binoculars lol)
[10:42:35] GM: @ Lu, you get a eye full of sunlight
[10:42:56] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [48] = (48)
[10:42:56] Lt. Fallnya grumbles and tosses the cheep things into the jeep again closing the visor
[10:43:03] Lt. Ishida: Sensory systems
[10:43:14] Lt. Ishida: "Looks like a two ship flight of Wraiths."
[10:44:04] Lt. Jaron glances up with his polarized visor in place, along with H.U.D. to verify
[10:44:27] CWO Sarah looks up as well, frowning at the view of the fighters. "Great…"
[10:44:28] GM: roll away Jaron
[10:45:33] Lt. Fallnya: "Great…" She settles back into the driver seat.
[10:45:52] Lt. Fallnya: "Any indication if they have spotted us?"
[10:46:10] Lt. Jaron: perception [1d20+2] => [6,2] = (8), sensors [1d100] => [81] = (81) vs 50
[10:46:21] Lt. Ishida: Negative, least not as far as i can tell. If they start strafing us, we'll know.
[10:46:54] GM: @ Jaron: Looks good to you
[10:46:58] Lt. Fallnya while waiting for Jaron to get a view she takes and tries to plot a course to the ship just in case with the best cover and terrain
[10:47:05] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [45] = (45)
[10:47:12] Lt. Fallnya: vs 57 land nav
[10:47:45] GM: With Haydonite air cover, and the terrain ahead of you, you would be seen before you got more then 100ft from the treeline
[10:48:00] Lt. Fallnya: (was looking for a way around…)
[10:49:08] GM: you best bet would be to swing around to the south and try to cross over the ridge well away from air patrols and try to approach from the trees on the crash site side of the ridge
[10:49:51] Lt. Fallnya: "hmm, if we go south we might be able to bypass the air patrol, and get a look at the crash site itself"
[10:50:21] Lt. Fallnya transmits her navs to the other 3 vehicles for opinions
[10:50:35] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [44] = (44)
[10:51:40] Lt. Ishida: Sounds good. Only other option would be to cross over at night on foot.
[10:52:05] Lt. Fallnya: "And we have no idea what kind of sensors they have and if their impeded by darkness…"
[10:52:39] Lt. Fallnya: "At least they don't seem to pick us up by our protoculture emission…"
[10:53:31] Lt. Jaron moves closer to the others "Ok, lets head south then"
[10:53:56] Lt. Ishida buttons up her jeep and pulls back into the tree line, then starts heading south
[10:54:12] CWO Sarah just sits in the side seat waiting and watching.
[10:54:17] Lt. Fallnya would start the jeep again and slowly back deeper into the cover and then turn towards Suki's direction and follows at a slow pace just enough to keep up
[10:54:40] Wraith: [1d100] => [49] = (49)
[10:54:42] Wraith: [1d100] => [33] = (33)
[10:54:51] GM: [1d4] => [2] = (2)
[10:55:34] GM: You drive for twenty or so minutes and suddenly the forest erupts in blaster fire! Followed by the sounds of aircraft passing low overhead at high speed.
[10:56:22] Wraith: [1d4] => [1] = (1)
[10:56:22] Wraith: [1d4] => [1] = (1)
[10:56:26] Wraith: [1d20] => [14] = (14)
[10:56:26] Wraith: [1d20] => [3] = (3)
[10:56:38] Lt. Fallnya: "Shit…" She says in Zentraedi, and runs closer to Suki. "Well there goes our surprise approach"
[10:56:57] Wraith: The earth around Suki's Silverback erupts and you see energy blasts cascade along her hull
[10:57:32] GM: run? weren't you in a Silverback?
[10:57:38] Lt. Fallnya stops gong active radar and begins locking the closer targets with the MMDS on her
[10:57:43] Lt. Fallnya: (run as in drive closer)
[10:57:58] Wraith: [2d4*10] => 70
[10:58:11] GM: 70 points to Suki's Silverback
[10:58:25] GM: Init rolls please
[10:58:32] Lt. Ishida: [1d20+3] => [3,3] = (6)
[10:58:37] GM: poor Suki
[10:58:44] CWO Sarah: [1d20+1] => [11,1] = (12)
[10:58:47] Wraith: [1d20+2] => [17,2] = (19)
[10:58:47] Wraith: [1d20+2] => [2,2] = (4)
[10:58:54] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20+4] => [6,4] = (10)
[10:59:06] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+2] => [18,2] = (20)
[10:59:23] Lt. Fallnya: Jaron wraith, Sarah, me Suki, wraith
[10:59:28] Lt. Fallnya: right?
[10:59:38] Lt. Fallnya: John some where in there lol
[10:59:47] John: [1d20+2] => [4,2] = (6)
[11:00:03] Lt. Fallnya: Suki and John tie lol
[11:00:13] John: [1d20] => [2] = (2)
[11:00:17] CWO Sarah: (( to Suki and Sarah's Silverback, and don't forget all those RL-6 reloads Sarah brought on her Cyclone for it to potentially hit. ))
[11:00:19] Lt. Ishida: [1d20] => [8] = (8)
[11:00:24] Lt. Ishida: Suki John
[11:00:48] GM: Jaron, your turn!
[11:00:55] Lt. Fallnya: (how many wraiths 2?)
[11:01:06] GM: You cannot see them visually due to the trees
[11:01:27] Lt. Fallnya: (what about sensors i said going active sensors for locking the missile turret )
[11:01:39] GM: its not your turn
[11:01:44] GM: It's Jaron's, please wait
[11:03:05] Lt. Jaron keeps moving, jumping up to flanking speed into the open.
[11:03:54] GM: The 'open' would be up. Since there are no nearby clearings
[11:04:12] Lt. Jaron: (heads that way anyways)
[11:04:18] GM: hehe
[11:05:38] GM: Jaron hunkers down and then leaps into the air followed by a blast of his Cyclones thrusters. Punching thru the canopy he sees the two Wraiths have come around for another pass and are approaching incredibly fast!
[11:06:16] GM: The first Wraith sees this and adjusts, bringing it's cannons up, and opens fire on Jaron.
[11:06:29] Wraith: [1d20+4] => [5,4] = (9)
[11:07:41] Lt. Jaron tries to skip to another treetop [1d20+6] => [2,6] = (8)
[11:08:23] GM: The Wraiths connects!
[11:08:24] GM: [2d4*10] => 50
[11:09:01] GM: Please roll a piloting roll
[11:09:14] Lt. Fallnya: (tree height?)
[11:09:27] GM: anywhere from 50 to 75 feet
[11:09:37] Lt. Jaron: [1d100] => [46] = (46) vs 59
[11:10:00] GM: Jaron takes the hits like a champ, and is able to keep his Cyclone form being hurled to the ground by the attack.
[11:10:10] GM: Sarah, your turn
[11:10:10] Lt. Fallnya: (wtf are these redwoods? lol)
[11:10:20] GM: redwoods are more like 200
[11:10:24] CWO Sarah mutters softly as she tries to watch the turret and skies. She looks up or protoculture emissions or anything else she can possibly see to find where the enemy is, and tries to sight in enough to get a shot off on the turret if possible.
[11:10:25] GM: and you are on an alien world
[11:10:45] GM: roll it
[11:11:01] CWO Sarah: (( what's the penalty? ))
[11:11:50] GM: if you are relying on your natural abilities…-6, tantamount to a blind fire, IF however you wish to use the AAC-11's sensors, you make get any bonuses conferred from weapons systems
[11:13:05] CWO Sarah: [1d20+1] => [7,1] = (8)
[11:13:18] CWO Sarah: (( anything else kinda includes the sensors ))
[11:13:59] Wraith: [1d20+2] => [15,2] = (17)
[11:15:18] Lt. Jaron looks to his smoldering shoulder "I think its going to be one of those days"
[11:16:13] GM: The forest erupts in noise as the quad anti aircraft cannon atop the Silverback snaps up and opens fire, foot long spent shell casings pour from the breech, clattering down the hull as the rounds punch thru the foliage and into the air. Inside the Silverback, the machine shudders due to the recoil. Sarah's sensors do NOT register a hit.
[11:17:02] GM: Lu, your turn
[11:17:09] Lt. Fallnya: (don't suppose i have the equipment for communications jamming?)
[11:18:16] GM: no, no one took the OSS-88 suite
[11:19:00] GM: Suki however does have the smaller Cyclone mounted version in her VR-038R, but thats on the back of her Silverback
[11:19:26] Lt. Fallnya curses and leans over typing into the turret control trying to twist the missile launcher around using the sensors to try and lock onto the offenders (4 missiles to both)
[11:19:38] Lt. Fallnya: (any bonus's negatives due to the foliage?)
[11:20:01] GM: you are in the process of locking them up.
[11:20:13] GM: Suki your turn
[11:20:44] Lt. Ishida transforms the Silverback into Battloid and will fire at the trailing Wraith with the H-340
[11:21:00] Lt. Ishida: [1d20+8] => [9,8] = (17)
[11:21:09] Wraith: [1d20+2] => [17,2] = (19)
[11:22:02] GM: The Silverback transforms and levels it's hand 'cannon' and opens fire! The sound is impressive, but, alas, she misses.
[11:22:07] GM: John, your turn
[11:22:59] John will jet up into a nearby tall tree so that I might get a cleaner shot at the enemy as they swing back around.
[11:23:26] Lt. Fallnya: wraith2 lol
[11:23:40] Wraith: I will fire on the pitiful meatsacks!
[11:24:27] Wraith shoots at the large addicts machine that had transformed and fired on my winGMan, that bastard! DIE FLESHY!
[11:24:31] Wraith: [1d20+2] => [7,2] = (9)
[11:25:27] GM: The Wraith lays down a line of strafe but misses due to the foliage…
[11:25:36] GM: Jaron, your turn
[11:27:11] Lt. Jaron fires his weapon at a passing wraith [1d20+3] => [9,3] = (12)
[11:27:33] Wraith: I will attempt to dodge
[11:27:34] Wraith: [1d20+4] => [7,4] = (11)
[11:27:38] Wraith: Damn!
[11:27:46] GM: Roll damage
[11:28:05] Lt. Jaron: [1d6*10] => 40
[11:28:42] GM: Jaron's fire lances outwards and connects with the Haydonite Wraith, ripping into it's underside.
[11:29:09] GM: The wraith had used it's attack to dodge, and passes over the team to come about for another pass
[11:29:15] GM: Sarah, your turn
[11:31:51] CWO Sarah keeps watching the fight, trying to tune the sensors in quickly and target for one of the enemy Wraiths, firing once again as she tries to get one of them to get away from the Silverback.
[11:31:56] CWO Sarah: [1d20+1] => [11,1] = (12)
[11:32:07] GM: which wraith did you fire on?
[11:32:31] CWO Sarah: [1d2] => [1] = (1)
[11:32:38] CWO Sarah: (( the damaged one ))
[11:32:40] GM: roll damage
[11:32:56] GM: 2D6x10
[11:33:19] CWO Sarah: [2d6*10] => 70
[11:34:12] Lt. Fallnya: (110)
[11:34:14] GM: The Wraith having banked, or tried to anyway out of Jaron's line of fire is skewered by the AAC-11 as it passes over the team.
[11:34:32] Lt. Fallnya: (so its down?)
[11:34:55] GM: Lu, you have locked up the two targets, the systems growls at you, telling you the missiles are hungry for Wraith booty!
[11:35:02] GM: not remotely lol
[11:35:20] Lt. Fallnya: (4 missiles locked to each firing any penalties?)
[11:35:51] Lt. Fallnya: (i am getting +1 from weapon system)
[11:35:54] GM: it's a straight roll, since you are using missiles, well +3 , for the seeker heads, but that is it (+1 if you have the weapons systems skill
[11:37:01] Lt. Fallnya laughs a bit maniacally and launches 8 HEAP anti-armor rockets at the wraiths, they tear through the tree tops streaking every direction towards their intended targets!, Smoke trailing in their wake from the other back
[11:37:07] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20+4] => [17,4] = (21)
[11:37:21] Lt. Fallnya: (+ any other bonuses you wish to give)
[11:39:26] GM: Camera pulls back!!! Eight lances of smoke and fire burst from the canopy shooting into the air, the damaged Wraith banks hard, but was to low, the four missiles impact the hull!
[11:39:32] GM: [1d20+4] => [8,4] = (12)
[11:39:36] GM: The second Wraith sees the threat and pulls into a steep climb, trying to outpace the missiles, but their motors are just too fast, and they snake up his ass impacting upon the rear of the ship.
[11:39:45] GM: roll damage
[11:39:49] Lt. Fallnya: [2d6*10*4] => 200
[11:39:57] Lt. Fallnya: mr. damaged takes 200
[11:39:59] Lt. Fallnya: [2d6*10*4] => 320
[11:40:07] Lt. Fallnya: no damage gets 320!
[11:40:22] GM: The first wraith explodes violently, sending flaming debris into the forest some 1000 feet away, igniting small fires along the way
[11:41:10] GM: The second wraith had just passed 8000ft when the missiles impact, blowing him apart for all those within 15 miles to see. The flaming wreckage of his carcass rain back to earth.
[11:41:39] Lt. Fallnya: "Well if they didn't know we were here by now, now they do!"
[11:41:58] Lt. Jaron watches the wraiths crash and hops down to ground floor "Lets get going, fast"
[11:42:27] Lt. Ishida: A-yup. I suggest we lie low, hopefully they'll think we were a random patrol or something. Approach the ship when the heat is off.
[11:42:58] Lt. Fallnya leans back behind the steering wheel and guns it, heading deeper into the cover, hopefully snuffing any ground fires
[11:43:00] Lt. Ishida transforms back into vehicle mode
[11:43:18] GM: [1d100] => [1] = (1)
[11:43:21] CWO Sarah nods just a little and glances around a bit. "Right…"
[11:43:36] GM: The fires are growing, the dry woods perfect fuel
[11:43:52] Lt. Fallnya: "Damn I wish i had loaded a few fire retardants"
[11:44:03] GM: perc rolls
[11:44:14] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20] => [12] = (12)
[11:44:19] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+2] => [2,2] = (4)
[11:44:28] Lt. Ishida: [1d20+3] => [14,3] = (17)
[11:44:33] CWO Sarah: [1d20+1] => [11,1] = (12)
[11:44:44] Lt. Fallnya: Jaron quit looking at my ass
[11:44:53] CWO Sarah: (( lol ))
[11:45:06] Lt. Ishida: Sarah, Suki, and Lurana come to the same conclusion, if they all don't get out fast, they will ALL be in the middle of a full blown forest fire
[11:46:05] Lt. Fallnya takes point and drives as fast as she dares to heading towards a hopefully clear clearing
[11:46:12] Lt. Ishida follows
[11:46:19] Lt. Ishida: roll piloting
[11:46:23] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [67] = (67)
[11:46:25] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [58] = (58)
[11:46:47] Lt. Jaron starts to move out as he suggested.
[11:46:49] Lt. Fallnya: vs 68…
[11:47:01] Lt. Fallnya: (barely pass)
[11:47:14] GM: not really
[11:47:29] Lt. Fallnya: (oh you got penalties up?)
[11:47:52] CWO Sarah: (( should probably mention penalties when they roll… ))
[11:48:12] Lt. Fallnya: (yes plz… otherwise its not cool)
[11:48:48] GM: this is true, consider this from here on to be a low pressure situation with a -5%
[11:49:25] GM: you all need to make one more roll, Jaron yo as well, if you are going hells bells
[11:49:35] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [3] = (3)
[11:49:43] Lt. Ishida: [1d20] => [4] = (4)
[11:49:45] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [62] = (62)
[11:50:34] Lt. Ishida: Suki impacts a tree with a modified 67 over a 65
[11:50:55] Lt. Jaron: [1d100] => [33] = (33) vs 59
[11:51:16] Lt. Jaron: (you just need to let me pass all my piloting skills )
[11:51:52] GM: Hell NO! you will fail! and when you do!!! we will all get to point and laugh
[11:52:30] GM: [1d12+2] => [8,2] = (10)
[11:52:47] GM: Suki and Sarah take 10 points each from the impact, being thrown into their restrains
[11:53:09] GM: Their forward momentum is stopped.
[11:53:32] CWO Sarah oofs.
[11:53:32] Lt. Fallnya noticing the crash she brings it about coming back to see how bad it is
[11:53:34] Lt. Ishida: Owwwww!
[11:54:09] CWO Sarah glances over to Suki and pauses just slightly. "I'm starting to think I'd be safer on my Cyclone…" She smiles a little then.
[11:54:28] Lt. Ishida takes a few seconds to gather herself, then backs up from off the tree, and proceeds after the rest of the team
[11:54:36] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [77] = (77)
[11:54:51] Lt. Ishida: rolling onto the vehicles side in the process
[11:55:04] CWO Sarah: (( *facepalms* ))
[11:55:18] Lt. Fallnya shakes her head changing modes and reaches over to tip her back onto the wheels
[11:55:27] Lt. Fallnya: "maybe you shouldn't drink so much"
[11:55:34] Lt. Ishida hangs there and sighs, then transforms to right herself
[11:55:41] Lt. Ishida: You're one to talk!
[11:56:07] CWO Sarah laughs just a little bit towards Lu's comment and shakes her head. "Or stay in the air, where there's less to hit, and rolling over doesn't stall you." She winks at Suki then.
[11:56:39] Lt. Fallnya: maybe we walk then, least we c an tear tress up that make us mad?"
[11:56:49] Lt. Ishida right the vehicle the WALKS out of the thicket they were in, to a relative clear area before transforming back. She drives slower now, careful to not crash
[11:56:49] Lt. Fallnya begins to stomp the mech after Jaron
[11:57:00] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [95] = (95)
[11:57:12] Lt. Ishida: O.o
[11:57:33] Lt. Fallnya: (drops it into a culvert?)
[11:57:33] Lt. Ishida whimpers as the Silverback trips and falls flat on its face, the front mounted cargo rolling down the hill
[11:57:35] CWO Sarah: (( *rolls* ))
[11:57:50] CWO Sarah: (( wasn't my Cyc on the front? ))
[11:57:59] CWO Sarah: (( rar ))
[11:58:00] GM: yes
[11:58:02] Lt. Fallnya: (back)
[11:58:08] Lt. Fallnya: (i thought)
[11:58:50] CWO Sarah glances to Suki and sighs. "I'll go get it, it's my Cyclone after all." She slips out, heading down to get the Cyclone and unfold it into a mode better for getting back to the Silverback.
[11:59:23] GM: Okay, enough Suki torture…driving well slow, she eventually makes it down the mountain, You are all now at the treeline leading to the valley floor, you see an ancient road that has seen better days, but is nonetheless drivable.
[12:00:11] CWO Sarah: (( lol, Suki torture ))
[12:00:47] Lt. Fallnya stomps along behind watching the back now
[12:00:55] Lt. Jaron looks at the damages acquired at each vehicle.
[12:01:01] GM: Above you on the ridge line you can see the smoke rising into the air, the fire now raging.
[12:01:19] Lt. Fallnya: (no damage)
[12:01:40] Lt. Fallnya: (just you and poor Suki)
[12:01:43] GM: Suki's Silverback, thanks to it's MD construction is battered, but with no armor loss, various bits of plant life jut out from odd places along it's frame however.
[12:01:56] GM: frame
[12:02:21] Lt. Fallnya: (except the pot marks from the blaster fire?)
[12:02:27] GM: nod
[12:02:51] Lt. Ishida sighs
[12:03:18] Lt. Ishida: Well, what do you expect! I'm a female Asian teenager! You know WE can't drive!
[12:03:39] Lt. Fallnya tosses Suki a canteen from her silvers extra cargo containers having brought plenty of supplies (oddly enough, the light makes a good pack rat
[12:04:12] Lt. Jaron: "Let's continue farther along the south here"
[12:04:34] GM: heh, ah well, I thought that last remark was funny….
[12:04:56] CWO Sarah glances to Suki and laughs. "I'll kiss it and make it better sometime when we're not on assignment."
[12:05:18] Lt. Ishida: Thanks." She says in a small voice.
[12:05:43] Lt. Fallnya does a quick sensor sweep for followers
[12:05:45] GM: Okay, whats the plan? Move south? how far? there is a road.
[12:05:45] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [34] = (34)
[12:05:53] Lt. Fallnya: vs 57%)
[12:06:17] Lt. Fallnya: (err 58 actually lol)
[12:06:25] GM: @ Lurana: There are multiple tracks behind, in the air. But right now they seem to be circling over the fire.
[12:07:07] Lt. Ishida: If that blaze keeps going, it's going to burn up all our cover
[12:07:40] Lt. Fallnya: "We better move before they spot us again, there over the fire…" *she brings up the maps again looking for an alternate route again that might surprise them…
[12:07:45] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [32] = (32)
[12:07:52] Lt. Fallnya: vs 57 land nav)
[12:08:43] Lt. Jaron: "If we move fast enough, we can flank the flames"
[12:08:58] GM: right now, at the valley base, if you head north, it will bring you closer to the ship, you will have to turn up into the forest to get under cover, but that will but you into the wooded area that butts up to the ship
[12:09:41] Lt. Fallnya sends the info to the others with a nice GPS line towards it.*
[12:09:54] GM: that, and the fire is on the opposite side of the ridge line that the ship is on,
[12:10:37] Lt. Fallnya: "Looks like our best route to get closer for the intel they wanted"
[12:10:52] Lt. Ishida nods
[12:11:35] Lt. Fallnya: "want me to take point?
[12:11:53] Lt. Ishida: Please
[12:12:28] Lt. Fallnya nods. and begins driving the plotted course checking the local chronometer for an approximate time till dark.
[12:12:50] GM: Dark will be in 5 hours
[12:13:02] Lt. Fallnya: "Perhaps we should also wait till dark before entering the ship, to get intel on what they plan to do now that there on planet?"
[12:13:05] Lt. Jaron keeps to the flank as he hops along
[12:13:39] John follows along, keeping WELL away from Crashtest Suki
[12:14:15] Lt. Fallnya: "Should we update command on what we plan to do, or would that blow our cover?"
[12:14:34] Lt. Ishida: Might, best not to risk it.
[12:15:07] Lt. Fallnya nods and turns off her radios sept her short wave helmet radio
[12:16:29] Lt. Fallnya keeps an eye on her sensors and the other on the path in front doing her best to stay on the path laid out, swerving trees and big rocks so not to flip over or any thing
[12:16:35] GM: You travel for a few minutes until you re-enter the tree line. Dismounting you camouflage your vehicles with bits of plant life…sadly, it doesn't take Suki that long, since her Silverback already has branches and other bits of flora mashed into the hull
[12:17:27] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [7] = (7)
[12:17:47] Lt. Fallnya grabs her valiant laser rifle and her Gallant holding one in each arm smiling gleefully and then grabs her cobalt grenades from her cyclone and the limpet mines as well.*
[12:17:48] GM: On the flip side, Suki camo's her vehicle really REALLY well
[12:17:58] Lt. Fallnya: (i has no camo skill)
[12:18:34] GM: well make that a blanket roll, she camos the groups stuff really REALLY well
[12:19:15] Lt. Ishida sitting down next to her Silverback, and opening a MRE looks at her handiwork.
[12:19:22] Lt. Ishida: Well, least I can do something right.
[12:19:51] CWO Sarah laughs a little bit and walks to Suki, offering her a gentle pat on the shoulder.
[12:20:02] Lt. Fallnya opens her self a ration pack similar to a Zent ration and eats it rather than an MRE
[12:20:05] Lt. Jaron keeps his gear on and stands away from the others, keeping watch
[12:20:09] Lt. Ishida offers her some of her MRE
[12:20:22] Lt. Ishida: Corned beef hash. My favorite
[12:21:13] Lt. Fallnya: "I shoulda grabbed MRE's i accidentally grabbed a smaller form of my peoples old nutrition field ration…"
[12:21:33] Lt. Jaron replies to others "How long you all going to snack?"
[12:21:36] Lt. Fallnya: (Without the drugs of course the soldiers get)
[12:21:39] CWO Sarah smiles a little. "You should eat your food. Never tried corn beef…" She looks for another MRE idly, settling on one of the disgusting meal bars she picked up.
[12:21:41] Lt. Fallnya: "Till dark"
[12:22:33] GM: Time passes and the night approaches, eerily lit from afar by the forest fire on the opposite side of the ridge. A thin layer of smoke has wafted thru camp, and a flurry of ash from the fire breezes past.
[12:22:35] Lt. Fallnya: Will be easier to move in under the cover of night, the fires on the other side of the ridge, and no tree line connecting between the ridge
[12:23:58] Lt. Jaron: "Very well"
[12:24:11] Lt. Fallnya lock and loads her weapons and moves out finally soon as twilight hits and begins to move towards the ship.
[12:24:16] GM: It is now night
[12:24:36] Lt. Ishida: Leave the Silverbacks here and proceed in Cycs?
[12:24:58] Lt. Fallnya: "MM might be best, and quieter…"
[12:25:24] CWO Sarah nods a little bit. "They can also fit into places the bigger Silverbacks can't."
[12:25:43] Lt. Ishida nods and dons her cyclone
[12:25:58] Lt. Fallnya removes her bike from the lt Silver and settles it on the ground pressing in a few buttons to make it move from compact mode to bike mode and mounts it and slides the control up to make it snap to armor mode
[12:26:47] Lt. Ishida annotates her GPS with the location of the Silverbacks, not sure with her Camo job that they could find it later without the exact coordinates.
[12:28:02] Lt. Fallnya holds both rifles one in each hand. "Gonna be difficult to reload but least i can burn them down…"
[12:28:53] Lt. Ishida affixes her scabbard to her mecha and hefts her EP-37 and moves to take point, the sensor boom on her Recon Cyclone snapping up
[12:29:11] CWO Sarah gets her Cyclone back off the Silverback and dons it quickly, checking the RL-6, the missile launcher, and the Gallant. She nods quickly as she does, moving to follow along.
[12:29:42] Lt. Fallnya follows along ready to take point when heavy fire is needed, following behind Ishida to her right a lil bit
[12:30:04] Lt. Jaron waits for the others, checking sensors for a moment (sensory equip [1d100] => [34] = (34) vs 50)
[12:30:15] GM: what are you looking for?
[12:30:32] Lt. Fallnya turns up her night vision making sure she can see and letting her eyes adjust
[12:31:09] Lt. Ishida has done the exact opposite, her face plate is up, and her eyes have adjusted to the night.
[12:32:17] Lt. Jaron: (any readings)
[12:32:19] GM: roll some prowls folks
[12:32:29] GM: our father who art in heaven…
[12:32:35] GM: oh, not that kind of reading
[12:32:47] Lt. Jaron walks slowly to try and be quiet (no prowl)
[12:32:52] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [51] = (51)
[12:32:57] CWO Sarah: (( oughta keep on praying if we're all rolling prowls. ))
[12:33:05] CWO Sarah: [1d100] => [34] = (34)
[12:33:08] GM: Negative, nothing but y'all on your scopes, heat sensors are going nuts from the fire, but it is far off enough not to interfere
[12:33:14] Lt. Fallnya stomps and snaps twigs…
[12:33:17] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [62] = (62)
[12:33:23] CWO Sarah: (( vs… 34! woot! ))
[12:33:29] CWO Sarah: (( barely on the nose ))
[12:33:37] Lt. Fallnya: (vs 38…)
[12:34:16] GM: Jaron, as you are looking at your sensors, when Suki and Lurana make some noise you see a glimmer of a heat race ahead
[12:34:19] GM: trace
[12:35:20] Lt. Jaron comments com "Have a heat up ahead….keep alert"
[12:35:30] Lt. Ishida stops and hunkers down
[12:35:46] Lt. Ishida slowly slides her face plate down
[12:35:50] Lt. Fallnya does same leaning against a tree*
[12:36:24] Lt. Ishida makes a wait here and cover me motion, then tries to sneak off into the woods
[12:36:27] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [24] = (24)
[12:37:19] CWO Sarah stays put and silent, keeping her faceplate down and watching through the night vision nervously;.
[12:37:36] Lt. Jaron brings up his rifle and aims in that direction as Ishida moves up
[12:37:43] Lt. Fallnya same as Sarah but not nervously more or less calmly
[12:38:03] Lt. Ishida whispers back on her shortwave. "Looks like a drone…6 legs, up in a tree. Definitely not UEEF."
[12:38:26] Lt. Fallnya: "got a quiet way to take it out if need be"
[12:38:49] Lt. Ishida: Maybe, I have it dead to rights now, but, what if it's linked in?
[12:39:34] Lt. Fallnya: "Possible, and it would prolly see me before i could get in close enough to slash it apart with the cads…"
[12:39:42] Lt. Jaron comments "Could it be wildlife?"
[12:39:53] Lt. Ishida: Negative, definitely mechanical
[12:41:01] Lt. Fallnya: "I suggest letting it scan and move on in its patrol then
[12:41:12] Lt. Ishida: Roger that
[12:41:38] GM: After 10 tense minutes Ishida comes back on the horn
[12:41:54] Lt. Ishida: It's moved away, to the north.
[12:42:17] Lt. Fallnya: "good, any other sightings?"
[12:42:23] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [27] = (27)
[12:42:26] Lt. Ishida: Negative
[12:42:46] Lt. Jaron starts to walk onward, slowly
[12:43:02] GM: I would like one more prowl roll form everyone
[12:43:07] Lt. Fallnya: "Were moving up then…" She makes a slow and cautious movement towards Jaron and Sarah and waits for them bringing up the rear for now.
[12:43:07] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [71] = (71)
[12:43:16] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [41] = (41)
[12:43:16] Lt. Ishida cries
[12:43:36] Lt. Fallnya: (>.> prowling … isn't my thing lol vs 38%)
[12:44:18] GM: Sarah and Jaron…
[12:44:25] CWO Sarah: [1d100] => [80] = (80)
[12:44:30] Lt. Fallnya: (getting sleepy…)
[12:44:33] CWO Sarah: (( vs 34. ))
[12:44:55] CWO Sarah: (( gotta love elephant level noise ))
[12:45:23] Lt. Jaron: (don't have it)
[12:45:30] GM: roll anyway
[12:45:38] Lt. Jaron: [1d100] => [64] = (64)
[12:46:01] GM: You make clutter as you approach, although you TTHINK you are being quiet
[12:46:18] GM: Oddly enough, nothing jumps out at you
[12:47:24] GM: Ahead of you is the ship!!! You have about a 25 foot clearing of charred and churned up ground to cover to reach it, but it's right there, glowing eerie red in places, the hull undulating slightly


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