Chapter 11 - Act I - Part 3


[07:40:19] GM: The Yukikaze returns to Karberra space and after Komi's visit to the medical facilities aboard the Phoenix (now acting as a orbital habitat, monitor, drydock) she is released with a flash grown prosthetic. (DNA blank to prevent rejection with nanites onboard to prep the stump for the later attachment of replacement limb using the patient's DNA template.
[07:40:44] GM: There, enough handwavium from me tonight…
[07:41:31] 2LT Komillia walks about on her handwavium leg.
[07:41:36] Marcus: (( Dangit! I missed the Handwavium… and here i brought a bucket to collect some of the excess ))
[07:41:57] GM: the legs feels normal at the same time it does not.
[07:42:12] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hehehe ))
[07:42:23] GM: That and the off flesh tone that isn't an exact match for Komi's skin, is a bit unsettling.
[07:42:42] No match found
[07:42:59] GM: only thing it's missing is 18th century stitching.
[07:43:01] Marcus: (( I'd send it back until they get the color right… lost a leg, huh? ))
[07:43:26] 2LT Komillia: I feel like Frankenstein's Monster…
[07:45:01] UEF PO1: We get that a lot. Once you're released here, you'll have a few meetings with the shrinks. Beyond that, try not to put to much stress on it, and we'll notify your command once your permanent replacement limb is ready.
[07:46:06] Lt. Jaron (enter): 19:46
[07:46:20] 2LT Komillia: alright, couldn't you just stick me in a resizing chamber or something? I am Meltran after all.
[07:46:35] UEF PO1: Actually, should consider yourself lucky, ever since the Councils approval of clone blanks last month we've been able to do away with the clunkier bio systems.
[07:46:44] UEF PO1 laughs
[07:47:16] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( :p ))
[07:47:42] Marcus: (( I was LITTERALLY just asking why they didn’t clone her leg ))
[07:47:50] UEF PO1: Well, this limb will size with you, but honestly, Zents didn't much care to replace the limb nicely. back in the 'Fleets' you'd likely be given some clunky job that would make Russian hardware look elegant, that or they'd recycle you if the damage was to great.
[07:48:04] 2LT Komillia: Besides it'd give me a chance to check out those new Glaugs.
[07:49:26] UEF PO1: Don’t know anything about that there ell tee. Anyway, we're done here, You're cleared out of medical. Again, keep stress off of it, and report to the shrinks.
[07:49:38] 2LT Komillia: kk
[07:49:42] UEF PO1 taps a set of medical orders then slips them into a folder and hands it to you.
[07:49:56] UEF PO1: And they told us we'd be paperless by 2042
[07:49:58] UEF PO1: My ass.
[07:50:43] Marcus: (( "Your ass is paperless? that’s impressive, I am still buying Charmin! yuk yuk yuk ))
[07:50:55] UEF PO1: Yuk indeed.
[07:51:20] GM: Komi you are released.
[07:51:42] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lmao ))
[07:53:18] 2LT Komillia walks into the unit's office and hands off the medical paper work.
[07:53:28] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hehe ))
[07:53:29] 2LT Komillia: So I shouldn't be running for a bit.
[07:54:28] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( we have a unit office on the Yuki? Didn't think it'd be big enough. Just a squadroom ;) ))
[07:54:35] GM: Jaron, you have received the signed orders detaching Ay and Komi to the care of the Reprisals resident R&D unit. You also have a memorandum notifying you of a new replacement coming to you from Foxtrot Company.
[07:54:42] Marcus: (( Komi is releasing? Make sure she mops it up when shes done! ))
[07:54:54] Lt. Jaron notes the changes
[07:55:34] Marcus: (( YAY! Am I a replacement now? ))
[07:55:53] GM: Anton, you are given orders to report to CO Raider Platoon Echo Company, UES Yukikaze no later then 0800 tomorrow morning.
[07:56:01] 2Lt. Aylanea stays around Jaron since she's probably on duty at this point for it, looking at the orders once it's noted that she's in them. She scratches her head just slightly.
[07:56:26] Marcus will report as ordered, but isn't happy about it.
[07:57:22] GM: Sarah, you receive your first f-mail (fold-mail) from Chaffa.
[07:57:38] 2LT Komillia sneaks up on an Ay.
[07:57:45] Lt. Jaron looks to Ay "Its will be ok, don’t be nervous"
[07:57:50] GM: roll prowl
[07:57:59] CWO3 Sarah perks up at that, reading it quickly and interestedly, not noticing much else at the moment.
[07:58:23] 2LT Komillia: [1d100] => [38] = (38) vs 25
[07:58:34] 2LT Komillia: Ow, ow, ow, ow.
[07:58:39] GM: the leg is a bit wobbly, you fail.
[08:00:04] 2LT Komillia: So what do you think they'll be R&Ding?
[08:00:24] 2Lt. Aylanea rolls her eyes and smiles. "Nervous? Me? Never." She blinks and hops up to help Komi, shrugging at the question a bit. "Not sure yet, guess we'll find out when we get there."
[08:00:26] GM: Sarah, the letter is from Suki, it's vague, so as not to have portions of it redacted. She's fine, it's hot there, damn hot. The UEEF outpost is functional, no specifics, they are makeing progress on their objectives…whatever those are.
[08:01:10] Shadd: (( What time is it Mr.GM Artist type sir? ))
[08:01:27] GM: [1d24] => [5] = (5)
[08:01:35] Lt. Jaron smirks a bit "Well I'm sure it will be fun to test some new gear you two"
[08:01:39] GM: 0500 the day prior to your report date
[08:01:40] Shadd: (( In the morning/evening? ))
[08:01:45] Shadd: (( kk ))
[08:02:02] GM: in other words Oh Dark Thirty
[08:02:06] 2LT Komillia: Probably something about replacement limbs.
[08:02:10] Shadd: (( Was I successful in my previous mission? ))
[08:02:37] 2Lt. Aylanea makes a face. "Hope not. I have my new arm already, it's back to normal, so I'm guessing it won't be."
[08:03:05] GM: Well you lost three of your machines on the push in (with the loss of 1 pilot) once inside you held the line until reinforced by follow on troops.
[08:03:26] Lt. Jaron: (who did we lose?)
[08:03:36] GM: After which you pushed forward on your objective…rest in whispers.
[08:03:49] GM: That info was in reply to Anton's question
[08:04:05] GM: As for Nobel Platoon, you lost 4 or 5 folks on Ancyra
[08:05:24] Shadd: (( Some limbs too ))
[08:05:39] Shadd: (( I take it this ship has something like officers country for the pilots? ))
[08:07:16] Lt. Jaron types some letters to those they lost to friends and next of kins
[08:07:22] GM: ((correct, you are aboard the Miyuki currently, which is docked next to a Tirolian Mothership, well, inside it actually, next to another Shimakaze and the Reprisal.
[08:07:44] Shadd: (( Gotchya ))
[08:08:26] GM: ((Tirolian motherships and Robotech factories, the Robotech universes version of the Starbase.
[08:08:47] Shadd with nothing better to do, the Master Sgt makes his way to the ships Pilot Country to get himself some beer, chips, and maybe catch the latest football scores.
[08:09:10] Shadd: ( Uh - Chris, Macross Guru, remember? )
[08:09:16] Shadd: ( LoL )
[08:09:23] 2LT Komillia goes back and starts packing some things.
[08:09:31] GM: ((other folks then you are playing too))
[08:09:42] CWO3 Sarah types out a quick response letter to the mail she got, saying things are quiet, she misses Suki, hopes its not too hot, and hopes that 'progress' means seeing her sooner rather than later.
[08:10:36] 2Lt. Aylanea heads to pack a few things as well. And this time makes sure the battery is /out/ of that one thing before packing it, to avoid embarrassment like the other time.
[08:11:07] GM: Sarah there is a picture attachment as well, of Suki, in her CVR-3 sleeves rolled up sweat drenched smiling and waving at the camera, the background has nothing that could give up intell, as it overlooks the landscape, the sky is a mix of orange and red with the same black clouds.
[08:12:16] CWO3 Sarah smiles at the picture, sighing softly.
[08:12:18] GM: Ay and Komi, this isn't like a change of station, instead of reporting to the Phoenix with the rest of the team to train up Golf Platoon, you two go to the Reprisal on the COD for your work there. You still bunk on the Yuki as usual.
[08:12:49] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( oh ))
[08:13:02] GM: ((sorry, wasn't clear on that, my bad))
[08:13:16] Macross Guru wants to be on a COD in space… thinks it turned out so well in Space Above and Beyond
[08:13:33] GM: be nice, or it will be a TUNA
[08:13:46] GM: ^_^
[08:13:51] Macross Guru fears the legendary giant space Tuna!
[08:13:52] 2LT Komillia: Hey Ay, I'm heading over to the Reprisal to check out our new office for the next few days. You want to tag along.
[08:13:57] GM: sorry fish joke, couldn't resist
[08:14:13] 2Lt. Aylanea nods quickly. "Sure. Lets go see what they're planning for us." She smiles.
[08:14:32] GM: Jaron, the room feels empty as the T and the A leave.
[08:15:30] Lt. Jaron leans back and breaks out one of his Tirolian history resources to wait for the newbie
[08:15:32] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( rotfl ))
[08:16:25] 2LT Komillia arranges the COD flight over, being sure to bring plenty of lemon juice.
[08:16:46] Macross Guru: .me reminds you not to forget the butter!!
[08:16:50] GM: Ay and Komi, you make your way to the Reprisal aboard a Rabbit, you present your orders then get to spend the next 4 hours in office after office as you fill out form after form and get yourselves acess badges.
[08:17:24] CWO3 Sarah hangs around in the squadroom basically, hugging her pad since it has the letter.
[08:17:56] 2LT Komillia: Bureaucracy and paperwork, the bane of efficient sneak peeks.
[08:18:04] GM: At the end of the ordeal and after breakfast, rather brunch (now 1000 hours) you are met by a bespectacled tech with wiry hair.
[08:18:24] 2Lt. Aylanea snickers at Komi and nods.
[08:19:28] Sutherland: Hey! You must be the new pilot and oh MY god your hot!
[08:19:28] 2Lt. Aylanea blinks at the tech. "Hi there."
[08:19:38] Sutherland: ((pilots))
[08:19:52] 2Lt. Aylanea laughs. "Down boy."
[08:19:58] Sutherland: To late.
[08:20:20] Sutherland: Wow, I didn't know they made Zents this smokin!
[08:20:45] 2Lt. Aylanea blushes and rolls her eyes at 'too late'.
[08:21:13] Sutherland: Sorry, I'm Harper Sutherland, and you two must me my two new buxom babes. I mean test pilots.
[08:22:02] 2LT Komillia: Indeed we are. And I warn you: I sleep with at least one of 18 weapons.
[08:22:26] Sutherland: Oh that is SO hot.
[08:22:57] Sutherland puts his hands together and looks at the ceiling
[08:23:01] 2Lt. Aylanea: "Probably don't 'make' them like this. we just turned out this way." She laughs hard at Komi then. "I might start sleeping with my duty sidearm as well, considering."
[08:23:02] Sutherland: Thank you Jesus.
[08:23:21] Sutherland: Oh come on. I'm harmless!
[08:23:41] Macross Guru: (( Winning! ))
[08:23:55] Sutherland: Anyway, lets get you two briefed, or, debriefed, if you get my meaning.
[08:24:04] Shadd: (( LoL ))
[08:24:13] Sutherland wink winks, and nudge nudge.
[08:24:14] That's the Tab key, Dave
[08:24:22] Shadd: (( I'd be amazed if any of them wear any undies at all ))
[08:24:28] 2LT Komillia: And here I opted not to wear the bunny suit
[08:24:28] 2Lt. Aylanea groans.
[08:24:33] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *smacks* ))
[08:24:56] Shadd: (( Seriously! I'd be wearing my 'Oh shit I'm not Max Sterling!" Pilot diapers!! ))
[08:25:31] GM: KOFF
[08:25:38] GM gets the shifty eyes
[08:26:08] GM: Sutherland leads you two into the ship and past a gauntlet of security.
[08:27:26] GM: You end up on deck 9 within a restricted area protected by on staff and manned Sabre Cyclones and VF/A-6X Alphas in battloid mode.
[08:27:44] 2Lt. Aylanea looks around. "Wow, guarding something huge?"
[08:27:59] Sutherland: Oh beautiful, you are So right.
[08:28:34] Sutherland: Welcome to my wonderland!
[08:28:34] 2LT Komillia: Well at least there'll be no mecha-jacking on this ship.
[08:29:02] GM: inside you see a cross between a hanger bay and area 51.
[08:30:06] GM: On rack, are a quartet of Neo Glaugs, there are also a pair of those Haydonite hover bikes under tarps (their noses are poking out).
[08:30:34] 2LT Komillia: Wow, got any black hole cannons in the works?
[08:30:37] Sutherland: My sweets, meet, my sweets!
[08:30:57] 2LT Komillia: But still, nice playground.
[08:31:10] Shadd: (( My Omega better be down there also - hundreds of mini-missiles will make me the Transcendant Warlock of area denial!! ))
[08:31:30] Sutherland: ((Vatican Warlock Assassian?))
[08:31:50] Sutherland: Okay, now for the droll dry part of the speech.
[08:31:53] 2Lt. Aylanea blinks at the tarped bikes, and raises her eyebrows at the Glaugs. "Wow, nice toys, certainly."
[08:32:15] 2Lt. Aylanea snickers a little at 'droll dry part'
[08:32:55] Sutherland: We got these sexy creatures, you too, well, you know where, you were there. Anyway, command wants these sexy things poked and proded to see if we shouldn't add them to invantory. Okay…
[08:33:09] Sutherland: …from what I've seen, I'm all HELL YES!
[08:33:24] Sutherland: But, command is like a wet blanket wrapped around a stick in the mud.
[08:33:53] Sutherland: So, they give my YOU two smokin hot ladies, rwar.
[08:34:14] 2Lt. Aylanea looks way up at them. "Hmm. They retrofitted for testing at all? Need the controls translated to English, and, well…" She looks way up at it again.
[08:35:22] 2LT Komillia: Alright, Uribatake you can calm down now.
[08:35:28] Sutherland: What we have planned is to stick you in the oven and make you all nice and big, then you get to fly these babies and help us, dry part here, ascertain the viability of the mecha, suggest a course of action on pilot interface, and create an SOP and flight manual if command decided to add said sexy ships to the inventory.
[08:36:04] Sutherland: So are you ya hip or what?
[08:36:25] Sutherland looks at you with a shit eating grin and raises his eyebrows at ya
[08:36:46] 2LT Komillia: Sounds like a plan to me. Except I don't know how to fly a VT…
[08:37:17] Sutherland: If your half as hot, smart, as you look, you'll be fine!
[08:37:18] 2LT Komillia: I'm sure an express course will be all I need considering these are Zent mecha, but still.
[08:37:55] 2Lt. Aylanea just… blinks and coughs softly at 'stick in the oven and make them nice and big'. "And I've never dealt with a Zentraedi mecha, or language, before. If you've seen my record, you know that I wasn't exactly raised to the 'tradition'."
[08:38:31] Sutherland: Oh ye of little faith! Just so happens that I am a genius! And, I can read the language too.
[08:39:03] 2Lt. Aylanea: "lucky you. I'll have to try seeing how much I can pick up quickly."
[08:39:08] 2LT Komillia: So can I. And honestly I wanted try these things out back when we found them so…
[08:39:38] Sutherland: Well then, if you want to get started right away, I'm ALL over it.
[08:41:37] 2Lt. Aylanea glances to Komi, and shrugs slightly. "Well, suppose the sooner we start, the sooner we'll be adjusted and able to do something.
[08:42:23] 2LT Komillia: Alright let's get resized. You'll have the largest breasts in the UEEF. I'm sure your former fans will love that.
[08:42:39] Sutherland: Yee haw!
[08:42:45] 2Lt. Aylanea snickers just a little.
[08:42:45] Sutherland: Right this way ladies!
[08:42:52] 2LT Komillia: ((er, I'm getting AY versions confused aren't I?))
[08:43:09] Sutherland leads you over to a bank of sizing chambers (12 in total)
[08:43:18] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( yes ))
[08:43:29] Sutherland points to a bin.
[08:43:31] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( This one dun have fans, she's always been a pilot girl ))
[08:43:42] Sutherland: Clothes over there.
[08:43:48] Shadd: (( You say sizing chambers and I think of smiling Bob and the whistling song ))
[08:43:49] Sutherland points to the chambers.
[08:43:54] Sutherland: You over there.
[08:43:58] 2Lt. Aylanea looks at the chambers and the bin, nodding a little bit. "Right…"
[08:44:11] Sutherland enjoys the show.
[08:44:50] Macross Guru takes control of random male technie and enjoys the show also.
[08:45:37] 2Lt. Aylanea slips out of the clothes and tries to keep her modesty covered as she slips into the chamber.
[08:45:54] 2LT Komillia strips and enters the pod.
[08:46:01] Sutherland: I love my job.
[08:46:10] 2LT Komillia: Hope I don't develop a sudden case of claustrophobia.
[08:46:13] Macross Guru controls other male techies to use their camera phones and snap pictures.
[08:46:19] Sutherland secures you in, and fires up the device.
[08:46:44] 2Lt. Aylanea: "That could be problematic, yes…" She quiets down as it's activated.
[08:47:00] GM: Meanwhile, while the bread rises, does Jaron or Anton or Sarah have anything they wish to do?
[08:47:18] Macross Guru: (( YES! Actually ))
[08:47:23] Lt. Jaron is reading and waiting
[08:47:31] Shadd: (( oops, wrong face ))
[08:47:33] Lt. Jaron checks his watch
[08:47:47] GM: 1045 hours
[08:48:09] CWO3 Sarah attaches a silly picture to her mail, and settles in the squadroom, looking around a little bit.
[08:48:30] GM: define silly…
[08:48:49] Shadd after a few hours of relaxation, makes his way to the repair bays where his Alpha, who's arm is being unceremoniously reattached in a grim duplication of Aym and goes to work on modifying its systems to fine tune its performance values to his reflexes and capabilities
[08:49:23] GM: skill rolls if applicable Anton
[08:50:15] CWO3 Sarah: (( ever tried to take a picture of yourself on a camera phone or something at arm's length? That kind of silly. And a little video clip of Sarah leaning in to kiss the lens of course, saying she misses Suki ;p ))
[08:50:29] GM: duly noted
[08:51:08] Shadd: (( weapons engineer 47%, General Repair and Maintenance 57%, Weapons Systems 67% ))
[08:51:16] Shadd: [3d100] => [20,1,58] = (79)
[08:51:20] Lt. Jaron calls Anji "Hey hot stuff; you seen those replacements Noble team was suppose to get?"
[08:51:33] Shadd: (( Huzzah! ))
[08:51:44] GM: Great success.
[08:52:23] Shadd: (( I hope this results in bonuses ))
[08:52:35] Cpl Summerwind with a severe case of bed head answers the phone.
[08:52:38] Cpl Summerwind: Huh?
[08:53:23] CWO3 Sarah: (( lol ))
[08:54:57] Lt. Jaron: "umm yea Anji, suppose to get some new pilots"
[08:55:04] GM: ((I'll give a +1 Strike and +1 dodge for next outing. Dont forget, cuase I prolly will lol))
[08:55:08] CWO3 Sarah: /me hears Anji's tone of voice barely, and hops up, stretching out and wandering that way.
[08:55:16] CWO3 Sarah hears Anji's tone of voice barely, and hops up, stretching out and wandering that way.
[08:55:22] CWO3 Sarah: (( *smacks keyboard* ))
[08:55:45] Cpl Summerwind: Wha…? Who is this?
[08:56:12] Cpl Summerwind there is the sound of rustling and the camera on the phone moves about shakily.
[08:56:50] Lt. Jaron smirks "Jaron, an officer that doesn’t hate your mouth"
[08:57:11] Cpl Summerwind: Oh… hi.
[08:57:30] Cpl Summerwind: Umm, capn said we had rest…so yeah.
[08:58:01] Cpl Summerwind: Sir.
[08:58:05] Cpl Summerwind she adds.
[08:58:10] Lt. Jaron: "Yea Anji?"
[08:58:11] Shadd: (( brb ))
[08:58:51] Lt. Jaron: "Well I was waiting on the replacements to show and was wondering if you caught eye of them. But I wagering you didn't see them"
[08:59:11] Cpl Summerwind: Ummm, nope, haven't seen em.
[08:59:38] Cpl Summerwind yawns
[08:59:39] Lt. Jaron: "Very well, get some more rest Anji"
[08:59:42] Cpl Summerwind: Sorry
[08:59:45] CWO3 Sarah wanders around to see Anji's current state, laughing silently as she peeks at the monitor from somewhere out of camera range.
[08:59:47] Cpl Summerwind: Kay.
[09:00:06] Cpl Summerwind closes the line and then faceplants back into the pillow.
[09:00:30] Lt. Jaron ends the call and notices Sarah "Want to go searching with me?"
[09:00:36] Lt. Jaron: (want*)
[09:01:03] CWO3 Sarah snickers more audibly then, shaking her head at the screen. "She certainly sleeps in late given a shot. Sure."
[09:01:23] Shadd disguises himself as a common grease monkey! Does not wish to be found until 0500 tomorrow!!
[09:01:46] Lt. Jaron nods to Sarah and replaces his book as he gets up "Suki doing well?"
[09:02:26] CWO3 Sarah nods at that. "Yep. She's roasting in the sun back on that planet, doing whatever the upper officer types are doing there."
[09:02:36] GM: Anton, roll a prowl and mil etiquette.
[09:03:34] Shadd: (( Mil Et 62%, Prowl 42% ))
[09:03:40] Shadd: [2d100] => [91,53] = (144)
[09:03:40] Lt. Jaron: "Sounds fun…definitely quieter around here now"
[09:03:50] Shadd: (( DOH SOH! ))
[09:04:07] Shadd: ((Doh* grrr! Damn you people and your communicable typo diseases! ))
[09:04:18] GM: Sadly Anton has failed to go mufti. Despite his outward appearance, he still caries him self like a pilot.
[09:04:37] Shadd keeps trying anyway
[09:04:55] Shadd: [2d100] => [68,67] = (135)
[09:05:10] Shadd: (( haaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha ))
[09:05:24] GM: ((hehe, just wait till I ask for a re-roll lol))
[09:06:00] CWO3 Sarah nods a little bit at that. "Yeah… if it stays this quiet, it's gonna get almost creepy eventually."
[09:07:19] Lt. Jaron walks with Sarah "Indeed. I'm guessing the replacements arent eager to join us, do we have a reputation or something?"
[09:07:23] 2LT Komillia: ((kekeke))
[09:08:42] CWO3 Sarah shrugs a little at that. "Not sure yet. Or how far it might have spread even if we do. I'm sure if we do, I'm mostly known as the one who loses Betas." She rolls her eyes.
[09:09:41] CWO3 Sarah: (( sillykomi ))
[09:10:15] Lt. Jaron smirks "Maybe or our luck of missing limbs so far."
[09:10:59] CWO3 Sarah makes a face. "Yeah, or that."
[09:11:51] GM: What is it that Jaron and Sarah are 'searching for'?
[09:12:00] CWO3 Sarah shakes her head. "Can see the recruitment ptch now. 'Join the raiders, it'll only cost you an arm and a leg!' Sure to get lots of response."
[09:12:10] Shadd bets a tech that Staff Sgt. Grimes can't walk on his hands for more then a minute before an officer catches him ((Gambling 68% ))
[09:12:14] Shadd: [1d100] => [45] = (45)
[09:12:20] Lt. Jaron smiles a bit "yea"
[09:12:38] CWO3 Sarah: (( hehehe ))
[09:12:38] GM: [1d100] => [33] = (33)
[09:12:45] GM: Grimes wins the bet
[09:12:56] Lt. Jaron: (was looking for newbies but had memory lapse on the tomorrow note)
[09:13:17] Shadd is winning… back to work on his Alpha. Is working on making the laser targeting system diapheroptic so it can pass thru holo-camo easier.
[09:14:00] GM: ((no no, you bet he Can't, Grimes DID. Pay up))
[09:14:36] Shadd: (( He doesn’t get an opposed roll! He's gotta walk on his hands!! ))
[09:14:45] GM: he did, roll of a 33
[09:15:03] Shadd grumbles and pays up a drink ticket.
[09:15:13] Lt. Jaron: "How is having some command been with McTabe?"
[09:16:07] Shadd prays to the Dairugger shrine on his weapons console that in the future, when he gambles, he picks a game he knows he can't lose.
[09:16:55] CWO3 Sarah smiles and shrugs. "I'm trying to get used to it still. I enjoy having McTabe around, though. I try to keep in mind where she is and if she's okay at all times."
[09:17:35] Dairugger denies the wish. You shall play only the lottery and craps from now on.
[09:17:59] GM: Dabo?
[09:18:24] CWO3 Sarah: (( hehehe ))
[09:18:30] Dairugger: However, I am not without mercy. When you do win, it will pay off big.
[09:19:01] GM: (( sorry you two, please, continue with the RP))
[09:19:08] Shadd refuses to play cross-genre gambling games with Quark!
[09:19:14] 2LT Komillia: ((Sorry.))
[09:19:18] CWO3 Sarah: (( hehehe ))
[09:19:56] CWO3 Sarah: (( *pokes Jaron* ))
[09:20:59] Lt. Jaron nods to Sarah "You are doing fine and will continue to do fine. I could see you having your our command one day"
[09:22:17] CWO3 Sarah shakes her head. "Not for a long time. I'm surprised they even let you put me where I am, honestly. The politics are still there, I'm certain."
[09:23:03] Shadd: (( I suddenly had a flashback of Suki and Drake and the decision to cut a hole in the building wall… brilliant command decision ))
[09:23:37] 2LT Komillia stews in the get-bigger machine.
[09:23:40] GM: ((the sword was eager, it was board and wanted to be used, who was I to deny the blade…))
[09:24:02] Lt. Jaron: "its a crock really. I think things are changing since Suki got transferred cause wasn't something political with her as well?"
[09:24:06] 2Lt. Aylanea stews in the chamber next to Komi's.
[09:24:34] Shadd stews in a stew
[09:25:10] CWO3 Sarah nods. "She might have been transferred earlier, otherwise. But she brought me back, and remained my girlfriend regardless of some of the more explosive opinions about it."
[09:26:00] CWO3 Sarah: "And the fact that she knocked a guy out during a fight in the mess hall, for taking a swing at me."
[09:27:32] GM: kk, long enough pause…
[09:28:22] GM: Komi and Ay, you hear the 'ding' and the fluid drains from the tank, and suddenly everything looks so much smaller.
[09:28:25] Mst.Sgt. Shadd writes up a serious proposal for a transforming truck to be submitted to the Robotechnology Research Group… is thinking of codenaming it something like Optimus Prime.
[09:29:36] GM: A pair of Alpha's (what only come up to your chest) hand you towels to dry off and point you towards a rack with overalls on hangers.
[09:29:58] CWO3 Sarah: (( rotfl ))
[09:30:07] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( WTF ))
[09:30:24] 2LT Komillia dries off and dresses in the overalls.
[09:30:46] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( talk about a serious misallocation of military assets that should be and include being within 1 mile of Adolf Hitler with these here rifle! (You tell'em bumpkin! ))
[09:31:01] 2LT Komillia: You'd figure they would at least have some old Meltran uniforms for things like this. Or at least pilotsuits considering what we'll be doing.
[09:31:26] Sutherland: I don't worry abot that sweet cheeks.
[09:31:42] Sutherland: You won't be taking these babies out of the bay for a while.
[09:32:21] 2Lt. Aylanea takes the towel quickly and dries off, keeping herself covered. At lesat slightly. Then she takes a step… and well, the Alphas only come up to her chest, so they might not help, once she slips, due to any combination of wet and her own feet, and tries to catch herself before losing her balance.
[09:32:26] Sutherland: By the way. Smo…KIN!
[09:33:10] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( DANG! You realize those are areola's bigger then an emergency parachute!? ))
[09:33:12] GM: Ay, you notice to your dismay a reverse Klan Klan effect, your bewbs have gone from D to B
[09:33:22] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( aww. ))
[09:33:24] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hmp ))
[09:33:27] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( :p ))
[09:33:31] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( meanie ))
[09:33:33] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( :) ))
[09:33:35] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( LMA-Fucking-O ))
[09:33:40] Sutherland: I tried, I really did.
[09:35:01] GM: Sutherland leads you over to the NG's and the support staff assist you while in demilitirized alpha's
[09:35:26] 2LT Komillia: Careful with the leg, it's new.[09:35:29] GM: A pair of old school Spartans are also on hand to aid in the research.
[09:36:54] GM: Ay and Komi, the cockpits are pretty much standard Glaug, except for the fact that the suck actually has a bubble canopy, so a lot of the circular readouts are to the side.
[09:37:04] GM: ((sucker))
[09:37:39] 2LT Komillia: It's so round in here.
[09:37:54] GM: You note that the readouts are on rails, much like the readouts in a VT (Ay, you pick this up immediately.) Which tells you that they will move once the craft changes mode.
[09:38:26] GM: A lot of the dials are marked in zent sized post its.
[09:38:50] 2Lt. Aylanea peeks at the post its, to see what all they say.
[09:39:11] GM: Sutherland, in a Spartan, kneels next to the cockpit with Komi in and Ay to the other side and points out the main features as they have been translated.
[09:39:43] Sutherland: Power, ammo, this is the radar system, pretty basic stuff, we'll be upgrading that for sure.
[09:40:14] Sutherland: Transformation levers are over there, but while on the rack they've been disabled.
[09:40:18] 2LT Komillia: Bypasses what notes she can by reading her native tongue.
[09:40:25] 2LT Komillia: ((er….))
[09:40:30] 2LT Komillia bypasses what notes she can by reading her native tongue.
[09:40:33] Sutherland: ((no worries))
[09:40:42] Sutherland: ((roll it))
[09:40:56] 2Lt. Aylanea nods just a little at the pointed out items, keeping close watch.
[09:41:33] GM: roll that lang skill Komi
[09:42:21] 2LT Komillia: [1d100] => [27] = (27) vs 92
[09:43:05] GM: From this point on, the controls are readable to you.
[09:43:25] GM: You nod in appreciation as the post its are accurate.
[09:43:49] GM: But for Komi, they are redundant.
[09:44:09] GM: Ay, …post it's are your friend
[09:44:14] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hehehehehe lucky Komi. And yes, dey is ))
[09:44:31] GM: ((ID4 homage…))
[09:44:59] GM: ((yes yes, without the oops))
[09:46:03] GM: For the rest of the day Sutherland explains the systems as they know them (never once missing an opportunity to try and charm or impress the pair of hottie zents)
[09:47:24] GM: after the long day or orientation you are shoved back into the tanks and are micronized. Ay, after about 6 hours of smaller bewbs, having your gazangas reappear is reassuring, and again hurts the back
[09:47:53] GM: time passes and Anton must report to new duty
[09:49:41] 2Lt. Aylanea passes on to the techs to have the machine checked and adjusted, since it did that to her.
[09:50:10] Mst.Sgt. Shadd wonders 'must I? I could always pain my Alpha red and make a run for it, touring the cosmos as a wandering vagabond! rockstar!!!!' - but then decides against it since that would mean trading missiles and bullets for speakers and gay song lyrics…. reports for duty.
[09:50:15] 2Lt. Aylanea has a quite displeased expression while saying it, too.
[09:51:12] Sutherland: We'll look into it, honestly, I have a vested interest in seeing you properly proportioned when you come out as when you go in.
[09:51:24] Sutherland winks at Ay.
[09:51:37] GM: Aww, he likes you…
[09:51:45] 2Lt. Aylanea rolls her eyes at the wink and laughs. "Yes, I'm sure you do."
[09:52:05] GM: Jaron, new guy, on deck…
[09:52:08] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( I bet the Meltrandi are genetically designed to not have giant-breast induced backpain… it would just make common sense ))
[09:52:44] GM: ((well, likely why honking D's in human form shrink to manageable level in zent form ^_^ ))
[09:53:05] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( Bah! ))
[09:53:07] GM: ((Klan klan and her G-taste rack are an anomaly!))
[09:53:17] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( feh ))
[09:53:17] 2LT Komillia plays around with some of the HUD systems to see what secrets may not be obvious about it. [1d20] => [1] = (1) PERC, [1d100] => [75] = (75) vs 70 RSI
[09:53:24] 2LT Komillia: ((lol))
[09:53:25] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( Imagine the size of those camel toes though!? Madre Di'dios!! ))
[09:53:32] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( it should translate over straight. :p ))
[09:53:35] GM: ((Komi! Squirrels, that is all.)
[09:54:04] Lt. Jaron looks to the new guy as he puts down his Tirolian book "Welcome pilot, I'm Jaron Fairman of Noble"
[09:54:06] GM: ((of course Ay, I'm just messing with you, GM privilege))
[09:54:15] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( I bet even Chris can't draw a CT that big! ))
[09:54:16] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( I know ;) ))
[09:54:19] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( rofl ))
[09:54:23] GM: ((don't tempt me))
[09:54:36] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( Have to do it to scale ))
[09:54:46] GM: ((anyhow, Jaron and Shadd on deck))
[09:55:07] CWO3 Sarah: (( heh ))
[09:55:17] Mst.Sgt. Shadd snaps a clean salute and says "Master Sgt. Anton Shadd reporting as ordered for new duty, sir."
[09:57:16] GM: Jaron?
[09:58:45] Lt. Jaron returns the salute "At ease Shadd. We aren’t sticklers here unless the higher up are showing."
[09:58:52] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( Just like the Bears former Head coach… not around when you need him ))
[09:59:15] CWO3 Sarah: (( hehehe ))
[09:59:45] Mst.Sgt. Shadd 'So I noticed sir.' says with a less then pleased sounding attitude, but slides to ease anyway.
[10:00:47] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( Guys, News ))
[10:00:52] Lt. Jaron: "We handle enough stress in the Raiders and dont need to worry about formalities. Did you request the transfer?"
[10:00:54] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( The nuke plant went up ))
[10:00:59] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( brb ))
[10:02:32] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( Nevermind, just more Hydrogen ))
[10:02:42] GM: ((reactor still intact…))
[10:02:56] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( Damnit James! I told you to stop eating so many Hydrogenated snacks! Now you can't keep the gas in!! ))
[10:03:06] CWO3 Sarah: (( yep ))
[10:03:13] CWO3 Sarah: (( phew. ))
[10:03:37] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( Now poor Japan has to pay for your bowl movements ))
[10:03:43] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( back to game ))
[10:03:48] 2LT Komillia tries again with the sensors.. [1d20] => [4] = (4) PERC, [1d100] => [21] = (21) vs 70 RSI
[10:04:11] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow
[10:04:20] Mst.Sgt. Shadd "No sir." Continues to keep his formal tone.
[10:04:45] GM: ((Komi, the sensors are an amalgam of Zent and Bioroid. Obviously intended for the more brainy of the zent stock.))
[10:05:56] 2LT Komillia: Hey, this thing is part Bioroid.
[10:05:56] Lt. Jaron: "Sorry that you had to leave your squad, how did Foxtrot do in the last outing?"
[10:06:33] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: "Mission successful. Minimal casualties." Clearly he was biting his tongue, a slight smirk coming to his features.
[10:08:19] CWO3 Sarah just sits in the squad room quiet, reading her pad.
[10:08:40] Lt. Jaron: "Good to hear. Do you know Captain Ishida?"
[10:09:35] GM: Anton, you can roll a mil etiquette roll at -20% if you make it, yeah, by the grapevine and scuttlebutt.
[10:09:35] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: "I do not, Sir. Though I wager I will soon enough. Postings and transfers are being denied due to casualties."
[10:10:25] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( Meh, pointless now ))
[10:10:31] GM: ((fair enough))
[10:11:02] Lt. Jaron nods "Just wondering, she signed off on you and she was with us until her logistics skills proved useful elsewhere. Do you have any questions?"
[10:11:31] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: "Not at this time, sir."
[10:13:20] Lt. Jaron smiles and nods as he offers a hand "Regardless, glad to have you aboard and we all are on the same side in this battle"
[10:14:44] Mst.Sgt. Shadd looks down at the offered hand, but does not shake it. "I will keep that in mind sir." - he obviously left something unsaid, and waited to be dissmissed.
[10:16:29] Lt. Jaron looks to his hand "Indeed, dismissed then Master Sgt."
[10:18:18] Mst.Sgt. Shadd comes to attention and snaps a salute, and then takes out his black berret from the 33rd MEU, turns about smartly on his heel, and marches from the room.
[10:22:10] CWO3 Sarah looks over to Jaron from her seat, and shakes her head just a bit. "Wonder what his problem is."
[10:22:17] GM: Free RP, time and a half goes by. Ay and Komi settle into their routine at the R&D side of the house, Sutherland is a horndog, but is charming in his own way, and while he comes on strong, he really is harmless.
[10:23:04] Lt. Jaron sighes and replies to Sarah "Yea. I think he was one I chatted with out in the field the other day"
[10:23:09] 2LT Komillia: So liking the Neo-glaug yet?
[10:23:22] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (9 harmless until you find out the little peckerhead has kidnapped Sharon Apple's Digital wobbly bits for his own preverted pleasure!! ))
[10:23:38] 2Lt. Aylanea plays with the toys happily, of course, especially if they fixed the chamber after the first time. "Ehhhh. I like my Alpha better."
[10:24:23] CWO3 Sarah winces at that. "Ah. That could be bumpy in the days ahead…"
[10:24:29] 2LT Komillia: It's got some very nice guns.
[10:25:05] GM: Well at this point, yall are testing the Glaug in flight etc, and will have a few recommendations to make, this while the rest of Nobel trains up Golf Platoon, like they did Foxtrot and will at the end of the month, Hotel Platoon
[10:25:59] Lt. Jaron: (yay =) )
[10:26:21] 2Lt. Aylanea: "True enough. Kinda fun to play with something outside of the normal, I'll admit that." She tries to put it through the same paces as an Alpha, to see how well it responds, and if it can go over the Alpha's specs, and how far.
[10:26:30] Lt. Jaron nods to Sarah "Yea but hopefully it doesnt last too long"
[10:27:27] GM: The NG is on par with the Alpha, and besides the lack of missiles, can, as Ay can attest, go toe to toe with an Alpha. In terms of the machine, it would be up to the pilots ability.
[10:27:48] 2LT Komillia puts the thing in Battloid mode and tries to see how well she can snipe with the various guns.
[10:28:04] Mst.Sgt. Shadd makes his way back to his own bird, continuing his modifications, repairs, and optimizations.
[10:28:32] GM: The main gun is wonky as a sniper rifle, best to use hand held, I would need some skill rolls for further info
[10:28:33] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( Komi is actually Saito in disguise! ))
[10:29:36] 2Lt. Aylanea puts it through all modes, to see how well it reacts in all of them, and how well it handles all the odd things, taking note of the hand designs and whatnot as well, thinking it better to have 5 fully articulated fingers.
[10:30:02] GM: skill rolls that you think would be applicable there Ay
[10:30:20] GM: ((not just gonna GIVE it up lol))
[10:30:25] 2LT Komillia: [1d100] => [18] = (18) vs 70 Recognize Weapon Qualitiy, [1d100] => [8] = (8) vs 70 RSI, [1d100] => [42] = (42) vs 75 ((-20 over her normal)) pilot Bioroid.
[10:30:29] Lt. Jaron: (afk a few)
[10:31:17] GM: Komi, this weapon system is pure gold.
[10:31:50] GM: As for the main gun, it's more geared to HIT the target rather then hit a PART of it.
[10:32:42] GM: Sarah, you get letters form Suki every day, and by the time stamp at odd hours, you figure this to be the outpost sending at irregular times to avoid interception.
[10:33:33] GM: one of the more recent letters has a vid attached. It's obvious Suki is in a cyclone aboard one of the Haydonite hover machines, and is tear assing across a lava field.
[10:34:00] 2Lt. Aylanea: [1d100] => [99] = (99) pilot vs. 58% (Pilot Veritech - 20% for unfamiliar craft) [1d100] => [71] = (71) rsi vs 63% to spot things sensorwise.
[10:34:18] GM: Ay is in Squirrel mode
[10:34:30] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( rsi 73 rather, feh. brainfail ))
[10:34:42] GM: Oh
[10:34:56] CWO3 Sarah: (( still pilot fail ))
[10:35:12] 2LT Komillia: The main gun is good for blowing up a craft, but the handhelds are better for fine work. SO I guess I would just use the mian gun as a backup like I use the Shoulder Cannons on the Bioroid Interceptor.
[10:35:21] GM: um, sensor wise…it's very basic, very basic, you agree with Sutherland in that a new sensor suite will HAVE to be added for it to rate.
[10:35:33] CWO3 Sarah: (( *nod* ))
[10:36:20] GM: Anton and Jaron gonna do anything 'off duty' during the next month or so?
[10:36:24] CWO3 Sarah smiles at the video and laughs a little at the lava field run, shaking her head slightly, mentioning how fun that looks, in her response mail.
[10:36:45] GM: Well, that goes for all four folks reallt…
[10:37:48] CWO3 Sarah: (( hm. ))
[10:38:39] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( gimmie some time to think about that ))
[10:39:09] CWO3 Sarah: (( aside from checking out all the shopping around, on both alts, potentially… hehehe. And probably not spending much in either case… hehe ))
[10:39:46] Lt. Jaron continues to read and play the part of instructor. He keeps up with PT training.
[10:39:56] GM: As for that decison to make, Ay and Komi, you have three choices that you must test and then deny or recommend. 1: Use the cockpit as designed, which will necessitate any ship/installation using this mecha to have sizing chamber on hand for the pilots. 2: use a tirolian bioroid style cockpit, or 3: use a Praxian two pilot cockpit as used by Praxian Gnerl mods.
[10:40:01] 2LT Komillia: I really can't tell friend from friend.
[10:40:59] GM: ((roger that Anton))
[10:41:07] GM: Ay, expouind please
[10:41:13] GM: ((expound))
[10:41:41] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( Im going to go crash for now - im beat ))
[10:41:41] GM: In other words all…throw the GM a bone.
[10:41:48] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: (( night all ))
[10:41:49] CWO3 Sarah: (( aww, night ))
[10:41:52] GM: ((night
[10:42:01] Mst.Sgt. Shadd: Disconnecting from server…
[10:42:02] Marcus (exit): 22:42
[10:43:51] 2LT Komillia: Hrm, I think this would work best with a scaled down Bioroid cockpit. It would give them room for upgraded avionics and possibly other toys. But we really need a VT that isn't a missile boat.
[10:44:20] 2LT Komillia: Whatever happens if the Haydonites start hacking out missiles and sending some of them back, mid-flight.
[10:44:39] Sutherland: Yeah but if we're dumping all that room to plop in a ball, hell missiles would be awesome to have!
[10:45:05] 2Lt. Aylanea hmms just a little bit at that. "Well, a bioroid setup or a VT style setup. a straight bioroid setup won't work on a 3 mode vehicle as well, anyone used to dealing with three modes is gonna be more familiar with an Alpha or Beta cockpit anyway."
[10:45:31] Sutherland: I mean yeah, granted, not all that much, but I could squeeze at LEAST 20 or so in.
[10:46:30] 2LT Komillia: You also realize your talking to someone philosophically opposed to missiles?
[10:46:53] Sutherland: Yeah, I hear ya sweetness, I do. But, I gotta think of the UEEF as a whole here babe.
[10:47:16] 2LT Komillia: Hrmm, don't Bioroid Terminators have some sort of holographic stealth system?
[10:47:39] 2LT Komillia: Probably too much work trying to apply that to a whole machine though…
[10:47:40] Sutherland: Well yeah, on the individual level.
[10:48:54] Sutherland: I dunno, I'm a sucker for the super sized version, and that's not just me enjoying your goods on display every sizing session.
[10:50:04] 2LT Komillia: How about a weapons and equipment module system? You could stick in the missiles for those who like them, or add additional targeting computers or even an automated anti-missile laser for those that don't or when missiles just aren't appropriate.
[10:50:12] 2Lt. Aylanea nods. "That's the other thing I'd say, if not what I mentioned before. If there are enough pilots willing to go through the sizing session. If that's done, I suggest having the sizing chambers properly staffed, and separate, otherwise there might be issues with too many enjoying the watching."
[10:50:45] Sutherland: Oh you…fine, yeah, figure that, I mena come on!
[10:51:29] Sutherland: Okay, so, what if we split the diff. Look, some folks wont size, just not gonna happen. so, two styles?
[10:52:06] Sutherland: Hate to deny this sexy beast to folks that cant go big, if you know what I mean.
[10:52:19] Sutherland winks at Ay again.
[10:52:22] 2LT Komillia nods. "Sounds good to me."
[10:52:27] 2Lt. Aylanea nods. "Again, in that case, I'd almost suggest a VT cockpit over a 'straight' bioroid setup, since it would need modding for multi-mode anyway. The ones who'll need to be flying it are the pilots, not the ground pounders."
[10:52:56] Sutherland: Well we could prolly swap out the cockpit for a Alpha set up easy enough
[10:53:15] Lt. Jaron: (going to log off myself, catch ya all later)
[10:53:37] Sutherland: Course the realignement would follow the VF-1 medle rather then the alpha.


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