Chapter 12 - Act III - Part 8


[06:06:53] CWO3 Sarah moves back to keep the ground forces covered from the air, like she was doing before the shoot-down and pick-up, at least for the moment, to make sure they're secure, in lieu of any orders to go back to base or anything. "Forming back up over ground units…"
[06:07:14] GM: And Ay?
[06:09:28] 2Lt. Aylanea perks up at the radio message and nods. "Acknowledged, going to attempt move back up to formation, uncertain due to plane damage, however…"
[06:10:44] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *giggle* ))
[06:11:20] GM: With the enemy ground offensive battered, the Colonial armor and UEEF infantry move to mop up as the Haydonites at first hold the line, then retreat in good order.
[06:11:54] 2Lt. Aylanea tries to shift her plane into jet mode to resume formation, if the safety system will allow her to.
[06:12:23] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( I is silly, remember that ;p ))
[06:13:13] GM: to relieve the loss of their Lightnings the Colonial forces deploy non variable fixed wing aircraft alongside two flights of Alpha's.
[06:13:26] GM: Sarah, you are ordered to the rear to deposit your cargo,
[06:13:42] GM: Ay, you are likewise relieved and to to RTB for repairs.
[06:14:03] GM: (first to = told)
[06:14:45] 2Lt. Aylanea does so, on orders.
[06:15:00] CWO3 Sarah moves back for drop off with a nod at the order.
[06:15:48] GM: As you two RTB you can see the lions share of the UEEF right flank uproot and begin pushing on the Haydonite positions behind the Colonial spearhead.
[06:17:06] GM: Which LZ do you two pick, if the same or different?
[06:18:07] CWO3 Sarah: (( probably the same one. ))
[06:18:13] CWO3 Sarah: (( go with what's known :p ))
[06:19:03] GM: You two land in a now all but empty LZ, the only craft there now are a pair of Osprey's dropping off and picking up. A busted Alpha and a pair of shredded Lightnings.
[06:21:11] CWO3 Sarah hmms, scratching her head and switching her comm on. "Think we should heave headed to a different LZ?" She looks around to see if any techs or anything else is there.
[06:21:25] GM: Kain, you can feel the Beta land (you have no comms with the pilot and the engine sound, well if you've been in helicopter, without comms it's a lot of yelling over the engine noise.
[06:22:23] GM: Ay, Sarah comment is reinforced by the looks of chagrin on the tech as if to say 'like I know how to fix that…"
[06:23:00] GM: (tech = techs)
[06:23:30] 2Lt. Aylanea hmms and tries to see if she can raise someone, to ask for updated LZ coordinates for her and Sarah.
[06:23:38] GM: speak
[06:24:10] 2LT Kain Crokett wishes he brought earplugs.
[06:24:47] GM: Your helemt offers the correct protection Kain, jsut that to yell at the pilot you'd have to remove it and hope he hears you over the noise and thru his helemt
[06:24:52] GM: helmet
[06:25:31] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( don't the helmets have radios? :p ))
[06:25:45] GM: Yes they do, but he is a colonial pilot…different net
[06:25:56] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( ah. that was next question. nm then. ))
[06:26:23] GM: comms earlier was handled via the planes radios…not the flight suits internal set
[06:26:36] GM: moving on
[06:26:39] 2Lt. Aylanea looks around, and speaks up a bit. "Requesting updated LZ coordinates, previous coordinates no longer valid."
[06:28:02] GM: A reply berates you for not having bothered with a radio identifier of yourself or the 'non valid' LZ in question.
[06:29:53] 2Lt. Aylanea quickly reads in her radio identifier anid her wingmates, and the old coordinates.
[06:30:13] GM: Your identification and relevent info is brusquely taken and you are told to proceed 'up well' and dock with your originating vessel.
[06:33:22] Lt. Jaron coms "Noble team, who is everyone?"
[06:34:34] Lt. Jaron: (who=how)
[06:35:02] GM: Who are all you people!!???
[06:35:42] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( rotfl ))
[06:36:40] 2LT Kain Crokett: ((Somewhere in the future, far away from here…))
[06:37:13] GM: You two can reply to poor ole Jaron too…since you can hear him and all that.
[06:37:20] CWO3 Sarah: (( sorry ))
[06:37:32] 2LT Kain Crokett: ((I thought I was on a different net…))
[06:37:45] GM: You aren't Jaron
[06:37:51] CWO3 Sarah: (( phone, sorry ))
[06:39:16] CWO3 Sarah switches her comm on. "Minor damage only here. Got a passenger to drop off, though." She radios her ID and shit to air control, and requests a location to drop Kain off.
[06:39:53] GM: Right where you are is where your reply suggests.
[06:40:01] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow "I hope the passenger wasn't any trouble"
[06:40:17] 2Lt. Aylanea: "I'll be riding back with the Chief, we were told to head up to the ship.the Alpha got its nose blown half off."
[06:41:13] CWO3 Sarah moves back to check on Kain, idling down the engines so he can hear better. "According to tower, this is your stop. Sorry if the ride was bumpy."
[06:41:19] Lt. Jaron replies "Nice Madresa"
[06:41:22] CWO3 Sarah lowers the cargo hatch then.
[06:41:34] Lt. Jaron was sarcastic
[06:41:53] GM: Frigid air replaces the warm air from the compartment
[06:42:21] GM: a colonial tech trots up waving his hands.
[06:42:23] 2Lt. Aylanea is just as sarcastic if not more. "Gee, thanks, sir…"
[06:42:45] 2Lt. Aylanea waits for the colonial tech to be out of the way, before backing the Alpha up to attach to the Beta.
[06:42:45] Colonial Soldier: We can't fix that brick here, you'll have to roost someplace else!
[06:43:18] CWO3 Sarah: (( *pokes Kain* ))
[06:43:20] Lt. Jaron smirks "Well glad you all are alright. Meet up with you later"
[06:43:29] GM: ((Ay, it feels goooood, oh yeah, ease it in, just like that, now, connect the docking clamps, oh yeah, so tight…))
[06:43:37] CWO3 Sarah: (( lol ))
[06:44:24] 2LT Kain Crokett wakes up.
[06:44:38] Lt. Jaron: (hehe)
[06:45:03] 2LT Kain Crokett: The ride was terrible, the food was stomach turning. Thanks for saving my life.
[06:45:36] Colonial Soldier see's a fellow colonial exit and then looks around at his 'position'
[06:45:50] Colonial Soldier: Furball pretty rough Ell Tee?
[06:46:21] CWO3 Sarah laughs a little bit.
[06:46:28] CWO3 Sarah: "No prob."
[06:46:49] GM: as a bit of procedure I'm going to assume that Ay's Alpha is in place well before Kain is allowed to exit, safety first and all that
[06:47:21] CWO3 Sarah: (( kk. ))
[06:47:29] 2LT Kain Crokett: Yeah, the tin cans are putting up some ridiculous fire. We should probably dust them with Robotech oxidizers in revenge.
[06:47:56] Colonial Soldier: If you say so sir. Sir, we ain't got shit here for you. All airworthy carft are in the fight.
[06:48:04] Colonial Soldier: (craft)
[06:48:35] 2LT Kain Crokett: Why does that not surprise me.
[06:49:50] Colonial Soldier nods sympathetically
[06:51:18] GM: Meanwhile Jaron, fresh firendly aircraft zip overhead towards the enemy position the unit you are embedded within are headed towards.
[06:52:08] GM: missiles from the aircraft as well as from arty further behind are launched BVR at the Haydonites.
[06:52:50] Colonial Soldier addresses Kain
[06:53:07] Colonial Soldier: We can call a shuttle down, but no telling how long that'll take.
[06:53:44] 2LT Kain Crokett: Do it, I'll just have to do the SpecOps thing until then.
[06:54:25] Lt. Jaron watches the firepower being poured on, moving along with the unit
[06:54:26] 2Lt. Aylanea climbs out after hooking her Alpha up, and walks up behind the soldier.
[06:54:50] Colonial Soldier: Gah! Big!
[06:54:54] Colonial Soldier looks up.
[06:54:56] Colonial Soldier: And tall.
[06:55:32] 2LT Kain Crokett: Jeeves, what did I tell you about harassment?
[06:56:01] Colonial Soldier nearby chat amonst themselves "Damn, nice tail section." "wouldn;t mind covering that six."
[06:56:55] Colonial Soldier: ?me continue to gab "yeah, but you'd need a ladder…"
[06:57:43] 2Lt. Aylanea swivels her ass for any onlookers, smiling as she leans against the Beta to wait for the others to do whatever.
[06:57:57] GM: The onlookers hoot and hollar/
[06:58:03] 2Lt. Aylanea snickers.
[06:58:24] 2LT Kain Crokett facepalms.
[06:58:27] Colonial Soldier cheer "My morale is lifted, among other things!"
[06:59:39] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hee hee. ))
[07:00:30] 2LT Kain Crokett: Alright, back to work. Somebody get me some intel for surgical strike that can be done on foot. Preferably with enough explosives to make Hiroshima look like a firecracker.
[07:00:31] GM: Dont facepalm Kain…a female does that to the boys and all bets are off…us military folks are netoriously crass and oversexed
[07:00:46] 2Lt. Aylanea laughs.
[07:01:22] GM: Kain, the grease monkey's here wouldn't have that info, even if they had the clearance to get it.
[07:02:01] GM: These guys are mecha mechanics…well, oversexed mecha mechanics…
[07:02:49] GM: And right now with Ay dazzling them with her amazing hypno butt, all they have on their minds is, is her socket metric or standard
[07:03:25] Lt. Jaron: (hehehe)
[07:03:27] GM: But seriously, no, these guys are the wrong folks to be asking for operational info from
[07:03:29] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hee hee ))
[07:05:12] GM: I'll move this all forward now
[07:06:24] GM: Point A: Sarah, as you and Ay finally lift off, get a eerily pleasent adrenaline spike from your SigO (could be Signals Officer, but in this case Significant Other…whatever she is doing she's in the thick of it and happy for it.
[07:07:25] CWO3 Sarah blinks at that, raising her eyebrows.
[07:07:38] GM: Point B: Jaron, by the time the armor formation you are with arrives at the Enemy position the lions share of it has been turned into scrap, either by UEEF/CDF fire or by the enemy spiking their own gear. You assist with the mop up/massacre.
[07:09:07] GM: Point C: Kain, you are picked up by a shuttle and returned to your ship. The Colonials, with sparce resources, unlike the UEEF, assign you a Conbat as a Board of Inquiry investigates the particulars of the loss of you very expensive VF-4.
[07:09:58] CWO3 Sarah: (( hehehehehe. :p :) ))
[07:10:46] GM: Point D: Ay and Sarah, on your way up to the Yuki, you note displaced from the rest of the Haydonite orbial flotilla, a batch (10 ships) of darker more streamlined Haydonite ships just sitting there…for all intents and purposes…watching.
[07:11:31] GM: Point E: Jaron, You take not of the curious lack of any 'Fold Platforms' or the infrastructure to utalize them.
[07:11:37] GM: (not = note)
[07:12:32] GM: Point G, Jaron, you as things wind down, catch this scene…
[07:12:56] Lt. Jaron (enter): 19:12
[07:13:12] GM: …Jaron, what did you miss?
[07:13:13] CWO3 Sarah: (( lol ))
[07:13:18] CWO3 Sarah: (( nice pic :) ))
[07:13:33] Lt. Jaron: this was last thing
[07:13:36] Lt. Jaron: (2) GM: Point A: Sarah, as you and Ay finally lift off, get a eerily pleasent adrenaline spike from your SigO (could be Signals Officer, but in this case Significant Other…whatever she is doing she's in the thick of it and happy for it.
[07:13:43] GM: kk
[07:13:49] GM: rest I will plop in AIM for ya
[07:14:07] Lt. Jaron: k
[07:14:28] GM:
[07:15:07] 2LT Kain Crokett: kekeke
[07:15:14] GM: If anyone isn't exactly sure of the significance of that pic, ask me
[07:15:26] 2LT Kain Crokett: ((afk, burn medicine wearing off.))
[07:16:08] GM: I'll post the source anyway, Jaron, as a studant of history, you get it
[07:16:12] Lt. Jaron: Are other officers of anyone around?
[07:16:26] GM: Yup, and no one seems to care one bit
[07:17:04] Attempting to assign the role of PLAYER to (6) Lt. Jaron…
[07:17:15] GM: In fact a few other UEEF and CDF folks applaud and make deragatory comments at the enemy
[07:17:44] Lt. Jaron (exit): 19:17
[07:17:49] Lt. Jaron: Just for kicks Mil. History [1d100] => [42] = (42) vs 80
[07:17:56] GM: Easily made
[07:18:00] GM: What are you looking for
[07:19:06] Lt. Jaron: Anything other than interrogation
[07:19:26] GM: Still not sure what you are looking for
[07:20:42] Lt. Jaron: Which factions did thishappen with long ago? was it use for intimidation of others or just no prisoners?
[07:22:01] GM: Well the original picture's history is this. The VC was shot, major PR nightmare on the war, but what wasn't told was that that VC and his buddies had brutally murdered the family of the guy with the guns friend a few days earlier.
[07:22:27] GM: A fact that didn't make it into the papers.
[07:22:51] GM: In the original context there had been interogation, then, summery exactution
[07:24:29] Lt. Jaron watches and listens the event unfold
[07:24:39] 2LT Kain Crokett: ((sorry, back, and in pain))
[07:24:52] GM: Oww, hope it feels better soon
[07:25:19] GM: Jaron can see a tech working on the Haydonite, basically draining his info onto dick.
[07:25:28] GM: dick yes dick, no I meant disk
[07:25:57] Lt. Jaron: (hehe)
[07:26:13] GM: You also know that his intact sensor eye is a valued commodity, so, you know once his 'log' has been downloaded, it will be killed.
[07:26:45] CWO3 Sarah: (( hehehe ))
[07:26:47] CWO3 Sarah: (( :) ))
[07:27:14] Lt. Jaron comments to Suki "Are you going for a headshot?"
[07:27:32] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5): That would ruin the sensor.
[07:27:58] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5) taps the base of her neck.
[07:28:03] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5): The shot goes here.
[07:28:06] Lt. Jaron nods "Just wondering"
[07:28:35] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5): Out of curiosity, the eye we gave you. How did it fare?
[07:29:41] CWO3 Sarah: (( hehehe ))
[07:30:06] Lt. Jaron: "It worked. The overall task had slim chance to success"
[07:30:41] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5): 'It worked' is a bit vauge as a summery of performance.
[07:32:05] Lt. Jaron: "Summerwind and Amdahl handled it the most and probably better to explain the tech side of things"
[07:32:14] UEMC Sgt.: Done here Ma'am.
[07:32:27] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5): Roger that. Clear!
[07:32:42] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5) puts the muzzle to the bas eof the neck and fires.
[07:32:53] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5) holsters the weapon as the Haydonite drops.
[07:32:58] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5) nods to Jaron
[07:33:14] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5): Roger that, I'll wait for the after action report then.
[07:34:19] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5): So, you said slim chance, I trust you succeeded.
[07:34:59] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5) asks in a conversational tone as she walks through the recently secured area.
[07:36:39] GM: Jaron?
[07:36:57] 2LT Kain Crokett: ((did he get dropped again?))
[07:37:21] CWO3 Sarah: (( eep ))
[07:37:23] CWO3 Sarah: (( he's typing ))
[07:37:29] CWO3 Sarah: (( it looks like, anyway ))
[07:37:54] GM: sahwee…
[07:38:32] Lt. Jaron shakes head "I dont think it was success. The station wasn't infiltrated but did do damage and was able to capture a ship"
[07:38:43] Lt. Jaron: "well part of a ship"
[07:38:47] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5) nods with a smile.
[07:39:11] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5): Well a part is good, I imagine R&D will be most gratified.
[07:40:06] GM: Free RP if you wish, let me know , otherwise I shall move along
[07:41:10] Lt. Jaron nods "I hope so. It definitely wasn't what I would have like though."
[07:41:11] 2LT Kain Crokett: Well, looks like I'll be stuck with a regular plane for now.
[07:41:35] GM: Nyahaha, the tribunal will interrogate your logs nyahahaha
[07:42:05] CWO3 Sarah: (( lol ))
[07:43:13] CWO3 Sarah parks her ship and lets Ay off, settling into her cockpit seat and sighing for a moment, before climbing down from it.
[07:43:50] GM: The basic result will be thus "The enemy fire was massed and precise, Pilot Crockett did his utmost to avoid it. Return to Level III flight status is approved. Bill the UEEF for the loss of our plane in support of UEEF operations in accordance with Treaty Agreement 34.998 Subsection 10
[07:45:02] CWO3 Sarah: (( lol ))
[07:45:34] 2LT Kain Crokett will submit a report to the higher ups explaining exactly why his plain was shot down, and why he should be given a new Lightning. [1d100] => [73] = (73) vs 30 Charm, [1d100] => [22] = (22) vs 65 Military Etiquette.
[07:45:38] GM: Even in the future there is bureaucracy
[07:45:41] 2LT Kain Crokett: ((ow…))
[07:46:04] GM: You charm NOTHING!
[07:46:12] 2LT Kain Crokett: ((bureaucracy can be a force for good sometimes…))
[07:46:12] GM: But your argument is valid nonetheless
[07:47:11] GM: Ay, you and Sarah are cleared to land, and are notified that the flight deck is in Zero G, Zero Atmo mode
[07:47:25] CWO3 Sarah: (( oh. kk. ))
[07:47:52] CWO3 Sarah lands the ship down then, without anything else, blinking about the flight deck and glancing around as she brings the legios in.
[07:48:06] GM: ((homage to that scene Macross where rick and Roy land on the deck of the Prometheus, and walk in space suits to the airlock and
[07:48:17] CWO3 Sarah: (( hehe ))
[07:48:20] GM: and yada yada
[07:48:57] GM: The flight deck is abuzz of activity, creepy only becuase you know it should be loud but you cant here a thing in the vacuum
[07:49:03] GM: hear
[07:49:32] CWO3 Sarah looks around at all the activity.
[07:49:43] GM: nothing you havent seen before slugger
[07:50:00] CWO3 Sarah: (( *nips* ))
[07:50:37] GM: Okay, final call for RP
[07:50:59] CWO3 Sarah checks the seal on her CVR, and confirms that Ay has sealed hers, before any consideration of getting out, of course.
[07:51:06] CWO3 Sarah: (( moving on. :) ))
[07:51:19] GM: James? Ted?
[07:51:35] 2LT Kain Crokett: ((I can't think of anything.))
[07:52:07] CWO3 Sarah: (( Jaron lost link ))
[07:52:14] Lt. Jaron (enter): 19:52
[07:52:23] GM: lordy
[07:52:30] CWO3 Sarah: (( what you see last, Jaron? ))
[07:52:41] Lt. Jaron: ((aim))
[07:52:44] GM: Final call for RP ted? anything else before I move on?
[07:52:57] CWO3 Sarah: (( forwarding what he missed ))
[07:53:03] Lt. Jaron (exit): 19:53
[07:53:06] GM: kk
[07:53:07] GM: thanks
[07:54:52] Lt. Jaron: (Ok, onwards)
[07:55:23] GM: The Haydonite fleet in good order withdraws from orbit, conceding the planet to the UEEF.
[07:56:10] GM: space is cock full of devestated ships and Astro/Meterology predicts that debris will be raining down on the planet for the next 3 years.
[07:56:27] GM: cock…chock..
[07:56:44] GM: freaudian type…I dunno, I admit nothing
[07:56:47] GM: typo
[07:56:52] GM: anyway
[07:57:07] CWO3 Sarah: (( lol ))
[07:57:10] 2LT Kain Crokett: ((get a live girl, or a real doll, then get a room))
[07:57:13] CWO3 Sarah: (( :) ))
[07:57:19] GM: hush you
[07:58:02] GM: Jaron, you are eventually taken back up to the Yuki and she departs for Karberra space a day later
[07:58:53] GM: Kain, you ARMD is likewise ferried along back to Karberra around about that time.
[07:59:29] GM: You all arrive in Karberra space about a month and a half after you initially folded out (due to fold lag)
[07:59:39] Lt. Jaron does his report and is brutally honest about it.
[08:00:13] GM: Within that month Komillia is on the mend, but still feels like she went 10 rounds with iorn mike tyson…and lost.
[08:01:11] GM: As the reports are comiled, the Noble officers are scolded by Capt Utenaru, and Anji is promoted to Sgt, an event she is incredibly pissed about.
[08:01:16] GM: compiled
[08:01:45] GM: Well, not Ay, Ay isn't scolded
[08:01:58] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( heh ))
[08:02:08] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( I was uninvolved and outside :) ))
[08:02:18] GM: Exactly
[08:02:19] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lucky me :) ))
[08:03:35] GM: To all interested parties, you get news that the old librearian is dead as a result of foul play.
[08:05:25] CWO3 Sarah frowns distinctly at that news.
[08:06:00] 2LT Kain Crokett: ((the one that tipped Jaron off to the book?))
[08:06:20] CWO3 Sarah: (( what other tirolian librarians do we know? :) ))
[08:06:44] GM: Sarah is correct
[08:08:09] GM: Well there is the one Sarah knows at the Adult Bookstore…
[08:08:11] 2LT Kain Crokett: ((making sure it wasn't the scientist translating it.))
[08:08:13] Lt. Jaron frowns as he hears the news and was quiet for the scolding
[08:09:41] GM: Okay, another bout o the free RP in on or around Karberra…
[08:10:05] Lt. Jaron: (not I)
[08:10:30] 2LT Kain Crokett pokes his nose around the hangar bays of the area and tries to find any signs of new and exciting mecha.
[08:11:03] 2LT Komillia catches up with the rest of the squad.
[08:11:17] 2LT Komillia: Hey guys, how is it going on with you?
[08:11:28] GM: Really Jaron…not I?
[08:11:33] GM: Really?
[08:13:02] Lt. Jaron just really unhappy about the news and scolding. Spends time reading
[08:13:12] GM: Oh kay
[08:13:41] CWO3 Sarah walks over to check on Komi, once she catches up. "Hi there… feeling better? Been worried."
[08:15:37] 2LT Komillia: Yeah, I get knocked around so oftem I'm considering subdermal armor implants.
[08:15:59] 2LT Komillia: But overall I can walk about on my own without the medics screaming at me.
[08:16:01] GM: Theres an app for that….
[08:16:39] 2LT Komillia: ((lol))
[08:17:24] GM: poor ole komi's situation reminds me of this
[08:20:03] 2LT Komillia: ((rofl))
[08:20:06] CWO3 Sarah nods just a little bit at that . "Well, that's good, anyway. Was really worried when you were brought into medical."
[08:20:12] Lt. Jaron grumbles as he finishes a book and starts another
[08:20:26] CWO3 Sarah: (( *goes to look* ))
[08:21:10] CWO3 Sarah: (( hehehe ))
[08:21:12] CWO3 Sarah: (( :) ))
[08:21:23] Cpt Ishida (Scythe 2-5) deals with her elective surgury
[08:21:56] CWO3 Sarah: (( eep ))
[08:22:33] GM: okay, so last call,
[08:24:33] 2LT Komillia: ((go on))
[08:24:52] Lt. Jaron: (go on)
[08:24:59] GM: A day or so later, as you bum about, you catch a news story about an explosion at the Sciance Councils ad hoc facility on Karberra. Mentioned in the story is the fact that one of the landed Tirolian Cruises at the adjoining dock lifted off prior to the blast and has folded to points unknown. Film at 11.
[08:25:45] Lt. Jaron hurriedly checks to see of we have the tome
[08:26:58] GM: After some inquiries, the answer is…maybe. The blast wrecked a large part of the facility…an exact tally of the debris is ongoing.
[08:27:03] 2LT Komillia makes a phone call to talk to the science team that they were working with is fine.
[08:27:18] GM: A few are dead in the blast, the rest is missing.
[08:27:58] Lt. Jaron tries to help locate the tome
[08:28:22] GM: How so?
[08:28:51] 2LT Komillia: Guys, the science team that was working with is either dead or missing.
[08:28:56] Lt. Jaron asks last location of tome and checks that area is able
[08:29:36] CWO3 Sarah frowns. "'missing'…." She shakes her head. "Damn."
[08:29:53] GM: The last known location of the tome was the sciance facility, the place that got bombed.
[08:30:19] GM: That area is sealed off as rescue etc teams do their jobs
[08:30:52] Lt. Jaron tries to get assigned to a team
[08:32:41] CWO3 Sarah: (( just yourself, or all of us? :p ))
[08:32:44] CWO3 Sarah: (( hehehe ))
[08:32:54] GM: Jus thim, he's greedy
[08:32:58] GM: lolz
[08:33:00] 2LT Komillia works her own way through the bureaucracy to get assigned to the general area to help clean up. [1d100] => [22] = (22) vs 80 MiEt
[08:33:06] CWO3 Sarah: (( lol. :p ))
[08:33:32] GM: Well Komi, with that roll, you realize that hey, yall have all access passes…part O the deal you had with Dr. Koto.
[08:33:50] CWO3 Sarah: (( oooh. ))
[08:33:51] GM: …good thing I has a good memory
[08:33:53] Lt. Jaron just him for now but mentions a few others if a team needs them
[08:35:25] CWO3 Sarah: (( yeah. ))
[08:35:25] 2LT Komillia: Alright, everyone. We have the passes to go there and look around at whatever we want anyway. So why not just GO?
[08:35:45] CWO3 Sarah nods to Komi quickly. "Right…"
[08:36:48] 2LT Komillia hops on the next shuttle to that general area and walks up to the zone, and takes a look. [1d20] => [17] = (17) PERC.
[08:36:48] Lt. Jaron gets suits in cvr w/ rhino helm and goes in
[08:38:21] GM: You start poking about and beyond the usual suspects of rescue folks, you also note that there are members of Naval Intellignence poking about.
[08:39:19] 2LT Komillia: What's Navy Intel doing here? She would we go up and talk to them? What do the rest of you think?
[08:39:33] CWO3 Sarah goes down with Komillia, following her in and trying to get a notice of anything unusual herself. [1d20+1] => [8,1] = (9) perc
[08:40:20] CWO3 Sarah: (( fail ))
[08:40:22] GM: You dont see anything that sticks out Sarah
[08:40:25] Lt. Jaron: "I wont it but it confirms our suspicions about stuff"
[08:40:34] Lt. Jaron: perc [1d20
[08:40:42] Lt. Jaron: perc [1d20+4] => [9,4] = (13)
[08:40:44] 2Lt. Aylanea blinks a little and nods slightly, as she looks around. [1d20] => [1] = (1) perc
[08:40:49] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lol ))
[08:40:55] GM: Nothing that sticks out Jaron
[08:41:00] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( squirrel up the flightsuit! ))
[08:41:04] GM: Corpse Squirrels Ay
[08:41:05] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *squeal* ))
[08:41:10] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lol, ew ))
[08:41:41] GM: okay, so beyond your initial percs…what do?
[08:42:01] GM: fail on percs mearly means no hints from the GM
[08:43:31] 2Lt. Aylanea looks towards the worst of the ruined buildings, thinking, speaking quietly. "Well, if there's foul play on the librarian, and they were after the book, we should probably check the worst of the site, shouldn't we?"
[08:43:33] Lt. Jaron loos around some more; moving debris if able. Any laptops or datapads undamaged or salvagable
[08:44:14] 2Lt. Aylanea walks in that direction, to look around and look under debris as well.
[08:44:30] 2LT Komillia: Goes up to the Navy Intelligence and gets their attention. "As I suspect you know why me and the squad I'm with are here, care to tell me why you are?" [1d100] => [51] = (51) vs 40 Charm, [1d100] => [29] = (29) vs 39 Seduction, [1d100] => [51] = (51) vs 80 Military Etiquette
[08:44:53] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lol ))
[08:44:58] 2LT Komillia: ((that's supposed to be vs 29 Seduction, not vs. 39))
[08:46:55] GM: The late 30ish Naval Intell senior officer with the rank of Colonel looks at the eye batting Zent female that looks like the mummy.
[08:47:28] CWO3 Sarah: (( *gigglesnort* ))
[08:47:58] Col. Satori: You must be Lieutant Maeless. Colonial augmentee to the UEEF.
[08:48:13] 2LT Komillia: That would be me, sir.
[08:48:43] Col. Satori: And no, I don't care to tell you why we are here.
[08:49:19] Col. Satori: However, I am very interested to know why /you/ are here.
[08:49:48] Col. Satori says with the look on her face that says, … she probobly already knows…
[08:51:44] 2LT Komillia: Long story short, my squad had donated a very important book to a team of science team here, and after soem phone calls, discovered they were missing. Well, the ones that aren't dead. So, as that thing seems to be a source of trouble, and we have something of a vested interest in it, my squad came to see for ourselves what is going on. And if possible offer our assistance as a not-so-covert team.
[08:51:55] Lt. Jaron tired over not finding anything looks for the location of explosions (perc [1d20+4] => [1,4] = (5); intelligence [1d100] => [99] = (99) vs 73)
[08:52:04] Lt. Jaron: (wow)
[08:52:13] 2LT Komillia: ((Jaron= fail tonight.))
[08:52:30] GM: Jaron, you are so over your head and out of your professional comfort zone, it's alsmot numbing.
[08:53:02] GM: But dont feel bad, you are a pilot, not a crime scene investigator…
[08:53:17] CWO3 Sarah tries to look for an area closer to the explosions as well, trying to pick over things, and think. [1d20+1] => [20,1] = (21) perc, [1d100] => [71] = (71) detect concealment (in case anything is hidden beneath debris)
[08:53:25] CWO3 Sarah: (( conceal lvs. 75% ))
[08:53:29] 2LT Komillia: ((Hence why Komi is talking to Nova…))
[08:53:39] GM: hmm, a 20
[08:54:02] Lt. Jaron stops looking and calls MPs or security for video before the expolsion
[08:54:28] GM: lemme think on that Sarah, I want to reward the good roll, but I dont want to half ass it
[08:54:36] CWO3 Sarah: (( kk ))
[08:55:03] GM: Jaron, the security folks tell you that the tapes have already been collected by NI
[08:56:33] 2LT Komillia: ((and Nova's reponse to Komi?))
[08:56:51] Col. Satori: Ah, the book…
[08:57:00] 2Lt. Aylanea keeps poking around a little bit for herself, peeking at this and that. [1d20] => [8] = (8) perc
[08:57:03] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( I sux ))
[08:57:10] Lt. Jaron sighs "Thanks,I take it they took everything?"
[08:57:12] Col. Satori: Donated…
[08:57:16] Col. Satori snerks.
[08:58:04] 2LT Komillia: Considering, you probably know the full story of its acquisition, I can understand your misgivings of us.
[08:58:24] Col. Satori: I do.
[08:58:33] Col. Satori: Now, that aside…
[08:58:54] Col. Satori: In your own assessment, this book, it's importance.
[09:00:24] Lt. Jaron: (That to me or komi?)
[09:00:40] GM: KOmi
[09:01:19] GM: At this point Jaron, you are being told that the tapes are in NI hands
[09:01:28] Lt. Jaron asks security "You wouldny have copies or doubles feeds they havent took yet?"
[09:01:43] GM: took you a bit of time to track down the security force folks
[09:01:56] 2LT Komillia: It's an ancient history book, of some precursor race I know next to nothing about. Normally I would couch its worth as purely academic, but given the lengths some are going through to first hide and protect it, and as of late the force willing to be used to acquire it, I would hazard there is a great deal more to it than that. Possibly to either civilizations they may have touched, or potential technologies they had that might be of some significance even now.
[09:02:03] GM: They tell you that no, all copies including the raw was confiscated.
[09:03:18] GM: They also admit that they were surprised when NI showed up alongside SF and IA
[09:03:49] Col. Satori: Why do you think that Lieutenant?
[09:04:39] 2LT Komillia: ((I thought I just said that people were willing to kill over this thing…))
[09:05:20] GM: She's asking for you to qualify your statment
[09:05:38] GM: Specifically the last part, tech and civ
[09:05:50] Lt. Jaron nods "Thanks and sorry to be bothering you but its personal to me. Did you see anyone or anything before the explosion?"
[09:06:17] GM: The SF folks shake their head and tell you that they have been give a gag order by NI
[09:06:40] Lt. Jaron grumbles "bitches" under his breath
[09:07:29] Lt. Jaron turns and leaves
[09:07:58] GM: Sarah, based on your 20, you note that the other Tirolian Crusier is at a kind of sad list in the water.
[09:09:17] CWO3 Sarah blinks at the other cruiser, and quietly contacts the others about it, as she wanders towards the waterline a little bit, to point it out.
[09:11:35] GM: Jaron, you leave the security hooch and see that Komi is still talking with the fuzz
[09:12:09] CWO3 Sarah: (( well, if others have their radios on squad freq. which I'd hope. :p ))
[09:12:36] GM: You havent actually /said/ anything Sarah
[09:13:08] 2LT Komillia: The Settlers and what passage we did get translated from the book, which I don't actually understand everything in it, suggests that these Settlers were a non-Robotech equipped civilization that traveled the stars. It is likely these Settlers left their mark on other planets. And if they are old enough to predate Protoculture they may have effective technologies that would allow them to travel FTL and deal with all of the dangers that would likely entail. To probably include whoever made the Haydonites.
[09:13:19] GM: You walked up to point it out, but you havne't actually, pointed it out yet…
[09:15:27] Lt. Jaron calls out to Komi "You arent going to get anything out of them Komi, dont waste your breath"
[09:16:14] UEF Lt Cmdr. that is standing next to the Col hears this and looks at Jaron.
[09:16:27] UEF Lt Cmdr.: Best to watch your bearng Lieutenant.
[09:16:51] Lt. Jaron flips his visor down to reply to Sarah "Don't have the slightest Sarah"
[09:16:57] CWO3 Sarah nudges Jaron, speaking quietly. "Did you notice the cruiser in the water? It's listing kinda oddly…" She gestures over towards it. "The explosion wouldn't have hold the hull, I don't think…"
[09:18:17] 2LT Komillia tries not to roll her eyes at Jaron. "I believe it would be best sir, if we at least work with official channels sir. Doing this as a private endevour may have hurt us, and even partially be to blame for this happening."
[09:18:36] 2LT Komillia turns back to Col. Satori, "My apologies, ma'am."
[09:18:43] Lt. Jaron replies to Sarah 'Is odd for sure but considering NI; they are a bunch off odd asses anyways"
[09:18:46] Col. Satori nods
[09:20:05] 2LT Komillia: I personally, wouldn't put too much faith in my conjecture ma'am. Most of it is uneducated guesswork based on what pieces I have.
[09:20:27] Col. Satori nods at the admission.
[09:20:51] Lt. Jaron he slips visor up back and looks to Lt. Cmdr 'I will think about it sir as now everyone is interested in it now. Since we was considered chasing a fairy tale before."
[09:21:00] 2LT Komillia: I can get you a copy of the script we have, if you don't already have it. It might point to a clue as to why some group wants it so bad.
[09:21:46] Col. Satori holds a hand up to stop the Lt. Cmdr from goin ballistic at the snide remark from a junior officer.
[09:22:02] Col. Satori shurgs and offers a wan smile.
[09:22:22] CWO3 Sarah glances at Jaron, and speaks very quietly again. "We should probably check it…." She walks over in that direction, idly, peering.
[09:22:27] Col. Satori: He /is/ right. Even if the statement was made with no decorum.
[09:22:52] Col. Satori: This translation, yes, a copy of that would be welcome.
[09:23:54] Lt. Jaron looks to Sarah and nods as he follows her. He coms Cersons "Make another copy of our tome translation"
[09:23:56] 2LT Komillia: I will forward that as soon as I am able. I assume you have an email account I can forward it to you on the global contact list?
[09:23:58] UEF Lt Cmdr.: Yes ma'am.
[09:24:24] 2LT Komillia: ((grr, AFK))
[09:24:33] UEF Lt Cmdr.: Regardless I don't approve. Especially in lieu of current intell.
[09:25:35] Col. Satori: I understand, if it will put you at ease, show them, and impress upon them that it would be best they shelve thier indignation.
[09:26:07] UEF Lt Cmdr.: Yes ma'am!
[09:26:11] UEF Lt Cmdr. smiles
[09:26:46] GM: Sarah, do what you do
[09:27:39] 2LT Komillia: ((back))
[09:27:40] Lt. Jaron: ((any comfirmation from cersons?)
[09:28:05] 2LT Komillia perks slightly at the 'current intel' mention.
[09:28:20] GM: Likely not, as SF would have likely established a comm dead zone…to keep info from getting out…darn that press
[09:29:11] CWO3 Sarah: (( that mean no helmet coms either, then? :p ))
[09:29:22] GM: The Lt Commander has you all gathered in the SF hooch, escorted by force if needs be, and sat down in front of a vid screen.
[09:30:29] UEF Lt Cmdr. looks over the group, scowling at Sarah and Jaron (for different reasons).
[09:30:35] UEF Lt Cmdr.: Okay, listen up.
[09:31:06] UEF Lt Cmdr.: The fact you all havent been arrested yet should tell you that we dont see you at direct fault, or culpable.
[09:31:38] UEF Lt Cmdr.: But don't think for one second that you are complety off the hook, nor free of our watchful eye.
[09:31:54] UEF Lt Cmdr. plonk a disk into the reader.
[09:32:02] UEF Lt Cmdr.: Watch, and watch well.
[09:32:42] GM: The feed is obvioulsy from one of the pier camera's, good quality, but not the best.
[09:32:52] CWO3 Sarah narrows her eyes just slightly at the implication of that, frowning as she settles in to watch.
[09:33:23] GM: You see the missing cruiser at berth, and as the feed is fast forwarded you can see cargo being loaded.
[09:33:25] 2LT Komillia nods, having much the same suspicions about their own culpability anyway.
[09:34:51] GM: Towards the end, the Lt Cmdr slows the feed to real time and you can see Visari Koto holding what appears to be the tome walk towards the ship. He is greeted by a pair of treminators and then embarks. There is movememnt as the hatch closes and the Lt Comdr pauses the feed as the hatch is half way down.
[09:35:43] GM: He zooms in, and does an image enhance and within the ship partially covered by the closing door, you can see the unmistakeable leg of a Haydonite Reaver.
[09:36:02] 2LT Komillia face falls.
[09:36:15] Lt. Jaron sighs and slumps into chair
[09:37:36] Lt. Jaron pinches and rubs the bridge of his nose "just great" he says lowly.
[09:37:40] 2LT Komillia: And now I'm thinking we should have kept this to UEEF sciences…
[09:37:49] UEF Lt Cmdr. looks at the group with a smug expression. The clears his throat.
[09:38:03] UEF Lt Cmdr.: harder then it seems.
[09:38:24] Lt. Jaron: "It wouldnt have matter Komi."
[09:39:05] UEF Lt Cmdr.: Mr Koto had long ties with the Haydonites. However this should not be taken out of context. Most everyone in the UEEF did, when they were still our allies. It just seems, that in this case…the relationship continued.
[09:40:08] UEF Lt Cmdr. sits and rubs the bridge of his nose.
[09:40:29] UEF Lt Cmdr.: And now, for the real fun, kick yourself int he ass revelation.
[09:40:40] UEF Lt Cmdr. swaps out disks.
[09:41:00] GM: You see a new feed, and it's vaguley familier.
[09:41:07] 2Lt. Aylanea frowns, shifting slightly.
[09:41:31] Lt. Jaron watches
[09:41:51] UEF Lt Cmdr.: This was taken on Ancyra, ripped from the Masters facilities security feeds.
[09:43:21] GM: You see a young intense looking tirolian being escorted by Terminators into a armored limo of some sort and whisked down an escape tunnel. (this you would have seen if any of you had looked over at the security screen in the jail where you rescued the captured UEEF folks.)
[09:44:55] UEF Lt Cmdr.: This man is a known associate of Koto, and escpaed Ancyra, in what your own Petty Officer McCabe described as a 'Bioroid transport but not…' just prior to her near death experiance with a Haydonite cap ship.
[09:45:37] CWO3 Sarah swears very very softly.
[09:46:14] UEF Lt Cmdr. removes the disks and pockets them. Then gets up and walks to teh door.
[09:46:21] UEF Lt Cmdr.: Talk amongst yourselves.
[09:46:28] UEF Lt Cmdr. leaves, closing the door behind him.
[09:47:29] Lt. Jaron: "I dont even know where to start. No one to trust."
[09:49:22] 2LT Komillia: I wouldn't say that is true. I think we can trust Navy Intel, but I don't think they'll let us play ball with them. Not with our track record in this case.
[09:50:12] 2LT Komillia: I hope they do, I want to make this right. And being able to have people availible to help us sort who we can trust and who we can't would be a major help.
[09:51:14] Lt. Jaron shrugs "Possible."
[09:51:40] CWO3 Sarah sighs and nods.
[09:52:51] CWO3 Sarah: "Still, least we can do is see if there's anything here left to find for clues. That ship /was/ sitting wrong in the water. The reminder of what McCabe saw makes me wonder almost. If it doesn't sit in the water right…" She ponders.
[09:53:32] Lt. Jaron: "Its definitely a start Sarah. NI is sucking up everything else to search out"
[09:54:15] CWO3 Sarah nods. "I'm thinking that whatever disguising procedure they used, if one were, the basic design of the real class would determine how it would sit in the water, right through the disguise."
[09:55:03] GM: You go out and check out the ship, and far from your most recent assumption, you find that the reason the ship is listing is becuase that the ship was scuttled.
[09:55:57] GM: There are a lot of dead crewmen stuffed in the 'bilge' all killed by terminator weapons but for one, drilled thru the head by a haydonite weapon (pistol) at close range
[09:56:06] CWO3 Sarah frowns at the scuttling… "Damn…"
[09:56:53] Lt. Jaron frowns
[09:57:26] CWO3 Sarah: "Probably to keep them from pursuing when the other ship took off…." She frowns and looks around. "Should probably look for logs or anything else that might give any more indication of anything. And make sure the Intel folks get a copy if they don't have one."
[09:57:50] 2LT Komillia: Okay, so there is something in that book the Haydonites don't want us to know about. I'm beginning to suspect there IS a killswitch that they can't remove from themselves.
[09:58:14] CWO3 Sarah hmms. "would be nice, certainly…"
[09:58:34] Lt. Jaron: "Or information about ultimate weapon"
[09:59:17] Col. Satori: So…what do you want to do about it?
[09:59:42] Col. Satori says, after all but meterialzing behind you
[10:00:58] 2LT Komillia: I want to go after the Haydonites, get the book back and bring the traitors and murderers back to face justice.
[10:01:01] Lt. Jaron: "Like to get the book back; kill some traitors"
[10:01:39] CWO3 Sarah nods quickly at that. "Hunt them down and get the book back, definitely."
[10:01:57] Col. Satori: Looks like we have a consensus.
[10:02:24] 2LT Komillia shakes her head. "At this point us killing them would only satisfy our own blood lust. If we bring them back, not only will they get interrogated for potentially useful info, they'll also face a more agonizing consequence/
[10:03:10] Col. Satori: I was thinking more along the lines of acertaining why the book is so valuable in the first place.
[10:03:24] 2LT Komillia nods.
[10:03:36] Col. Satori: You combat types think is such linear terms.
[10:04:25] GM: (is = in)
[10:05:23] CWO3 Sarah frowns and raises her eyebrows just slightly. "Perhaps. If it were a weapon, as one theory states, though, the longer they have it, the closer they may get to having it…"
[10:05:39] CWO3 Sarah: (( longer they have the book, rather ))
[10:06:05] Lt. Jaron: "So Colonel, where do we start?"
[10:06:36] Col. Satori: That is up to you. I would suggest you do some hard thinking on what you need to accomplish and what you need to accomplish it.
[10:06:52] Col. Satori: I would take some leave if I were you.
[10:07:50] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow
[10:08:06] Col. Satori: I will say this. If you commit to this, you will have MI support and will have UEEF support so far as our mandate allows. But, this is not something that we can divert scarce UEEF warfighting resources to.
[10:08:22] 2LT Komillia: How much do you suggest?
[10:08:51] 2Lt. Aylanea looks at Jaron quirking a brow. "If the Colonel suggests taking some leave, then perhaps we should be taking some leave."
[10:09:02] 2Lt. Aylanea nods quickly to the Colonel. "Understood, ma'am."
[10:09:03] Col. Satori: Well, you will need a ship dor starters, figure it out from there.
[10:09:22] GM: (dor = for)
[10:09:53] Lt. Jaron comments "Not use to have much support anyways. Guess on how much leave time? Access to gear?"
[10:10:22] Col. Satori: Lieutenant, you would be surprised at the ammount of support you took for granted.
[10:10:36] 2Lt. Aylanea looks to Jaron. "Need as much gear as we can scam out of people. And I doubt we'll be able to get a ship through any official channels, so…" She ponders.
[10:10:40] Col. Satori: Intell, repairs, personel, intell, food and lodging.
[10:10:54] Col. Satori: Yes, I said intell twice.
[10:11:24] Col. Satori looks at Sarah
[10:11:35] Col. Satori: And fresh mecha, yes, no support indeed.
[10:12:28] 2LT Komillia: We can probably also need to scrounge up as many scrapped mecha as we can. We'll also need to recruit a mechanic or two.
[10:13:30] Lt. Jaron loks to the Colonel "A transport or ship?"
[10:13:57] Col. Satori smirks.
[10:14:22] CWO3 Sarah makes a little face and blushes at the look, about fresh mecha. "I'm trying to get better about that, ma'am…"
[10:16:02] Col. Satori: I'm sure.
[10:16:43] Lt. Jaron: "On this black ops, where will we be going?"
[10:16:47] 2LT Komillia: So we go book chasing. I think having any information on the Caretakers, Settlers and maybe even information about the Robotech Masters' empire through the ages, such as targetted directions of growth might help us in looking.
[10:16:56] Col. Satori: You dont seem to get it Lt.
[10:17:06] 2Lt. Aylanea looks to Jaron. "If I had to guess, something fold-capable. Question is, how to get it, and who we might be able to sweet talk into letting us have one…" She looks around a little bit. "Too bad this ship can't be fixed, almost. How bad is the damage from the scuttling?"
[10:17:09] 2LT Komillia: We don't get a direction/
[10:17:19] 2LT Komillia: We have to find it for ourselves.
[10:17:49] Col. Satori: We can give you what we have in tems of intell, after that, the trail is what you find and you persue.
[10:18:04] Col. Satori: I'm sure you can operate without supervision from fleet.
[10:18:37] CWO3 Sarah gives Jaron a glance, at that statement.
[10:18:45] Lt. Jaron nods
[10:18:47] Col. Satori looks at Komi.
[10:19:08] Col. Satori: Looks like you have a good idea on someone you might want to sluff along.
[10:20:20] Col. Satori: You write up what you need, and want…MI will see about providing what we can. But consider this, a low profile would be a good thing. At least right out the gates. Consider this motherly advice from an old hat at the game.
[10:21:45] Lt. Jaron: "can you have all related intel ready for us as well? I'm curious about ship though."
[10:22:12] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( how big is this ship, GM? hehehe ))
[10:22:44] 2Lt. Aylanea glances to Jaron. "Well, depending on the damage this ship has, I was thinking if we could patch it, we might be able to use it. It's here, and the crew is dead, after all…"
[10:23:07] Col. Satori: Oh, I think this ship would be immedialty recognized, dont you.
[10:23:21] Col. Satori: I said low key didn't I,
[10:23:31] Col. Satori chuckles
[10:23:39] Col. Satori: I think I have just the ship for you.
[10:23:51] 2Lt. Aylanea raises her eyebrows. "Oh?"
[10:23:58] Col. Satori: Colonial, new class, but, colonial.
[10:25:21] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lol. RT 3000. I remember the preview for that! And how well received it was. *giggle* ))
[10:25:45] 2Lt. Aylanea looks over the ship and nods slightly.
[10:25:51] GM: Show might have been a flop, but SOME of the designs are cool
[10:25:57] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( this is true ))
[10:25:59] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hehehe ))
[10:26:41] GM: Well lets just put it this way, HG would have found a way to take this cool design and fuck it up…
[10:26:42] Lt. Jaron ponders "specs on the ship?"
[10:26:52] GM: Hell If I know, I'm still hashing it out…
[10:26:57] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lol ))
[10:27:20] GM: 7 turrets at least…
[10:27:34] GM: 16 hangers…
[10:27:34] Lt. Jaron would have likes the hayes class
[10:27:49] GM: UEEF resources cant be spared…
[10:28:06] GM: Take your Millinium Falcon and like it!
[10:28:43] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *nodnods* We need our own Ebon Hawk, not like we can take something that looks enemy military. ))
[10:29:30] 2LT Komillia: Maybe we should get someone to act as a colonial connection? Preferably, someone with spec ops training?
[10:29:32] GM: I dunno, I think the name Odyessy is cool, and apt, but up to you
[10:29:35] Lt. Jaron doesn't like the millinium
[10:29:40] 2LT Komillia: ((Remember, Komi never met Kain…))
[10:29:40] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hehehe ))
[10:29:51] GM: Koff riiiiight,
[10:29:57] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( kk. :) ))
[10:30:02] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( I is teasing mostly. ))
[10:30:15] GM: You can name it the Rainbow Warrior for all I care
[10:30:22] Lt. Jaron: hell no
[10:30:25] GM: Just watch out for French sappers
[10:30:30] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( rotfl ))
[10:30:44] Lt. Jaron: crew compliment?
[10:30:51] GM: I dont know man!
[10:31:04] Lt. Jaron: geeeezzz :)
[10:31:06] GM: It would be comprable to a Garfish
[10:31:25] GM: prolly a bit sturdier…
[10:31:56] 2LT Komillia: ((Anima, Nautilus, Baker Street, Nova…))
[10:32:09] GM: Thunder Road
[10:32:15] GM: In Amber Clad
[10:32:21] Lt. Jaron: hehehe
[10:32:34] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *giggles* ))
[10:32:35] GM: UES Fuck Stick
[10:32:38] GM: I dont care
[10:32:42] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( no! lol ))
[10:32:49] Lt. Jaron: alphas? cyclones? devastors? small arms?
[10:32:49] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( Oh! ))
[10:33:00] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( Low key, Jaron ))
[10:33:07] Lt. Jaron: I meant for us
[10:33:17] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( we might have to scrounge for mecha. ))
[10:33:21] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( and use whatever we can get ))
[10:33:43] GM: all things you will have to figure out Jaron, what do you think you will need, how much of it. You will NOT have the endless goodie bag of infinate resupply that the UEEF offers
[10:34:06] Lt. Jaron: how much logistics are we talking here? ammo and food stuff accounting?
[10:34:07] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( Sarah might have to steal one from one of the Regent's old hives even if it comes to it. Even at start, modifying the missile tubes on her old command battloid, if it's in the Yuki's hangar bay, might help. ))
[10:34:12] GM: so, this is a new, and I think, fun dynamic that you will have to deal with
[10:34:16] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( no logistics ))
[10:34:42] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( that's what sidequests are for, to collect money and stuff, for getting equipment ))
[10:34:45] GM: well for provisions you will have to eaither purchase en route or set up supply drops
[10:35:22] GM: consider this fact, US carrier groups and even single ships carry about 1,000,000 in cash aboard to provision in forign ports of call
[10:35:36] GM: so, yeah, you might want cash
[10:35:48] GM: or trade good at the very least
[10:35:56] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( … wow ))
[10:35:59] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( I did not know that ))
[10:36:02] GM: Sarah's resistance expertise will be helpful
[10:36:52] GM: hehe carrie, cash is king, ship captians fill out the expense report just like any fortuen 500 CEO
[10:37:10] CWO3 Sarah: hee hee hee
[10:37:31] GM: so this is some food for thought, and I really do want you all to commiserate on this
[10:38:03] GM: use the AIM, use the forums, use your imagination
[10:38:27] GM: now, I dont need you to tell me exact number of bandaids and shit like that…
[10:38:30] CWO3 Sarah: (( lol ))
[10:38:30] 2LT Komillia: ((I really need to think about it.))
[10:38:44] GM: but, this should be something you think about over the next week
[10:39:10] GM: but yall have played rifts, or other games where your resources were not finite
[10:40:01] GM: hell, watcha season of Voyager…
[10:40:09] GM: or BSG
[10:40:21] GM: all great baselines
[10:40:44] Lt. Jaron: hmm
[10:40:48] GM: So, while you figure out your provision needs, I will stat out the family camper
[10:41:01] CWO3 Sarah: Voyager isn't as good, due to Trek shit like replicators and all energy weapons
[10:41:26] GM: still the entire concept of oh shit we dont get to hit the nearby starbase for resupply
[10:41:44] CWO3 Sarah: (( yeah ))
[10:41:45] GM: even in voyager the replicators were rationed…
[10:42:03] GM: and neelix…grumble…was a flippin cook
[10:42:18] CWO3 Sarah: lol
[10:42:23] GM: who knows where this will take you
[10:43:06] GM: fuck up a navigation roll ona fold, and even I wont know where it takes you…
[10:44:05] CWO3 Sarah: (( eek ))
[10:45:28] GM: at least some of the rules of military conduct will be relaxed, hell if you want you can bebop naked around ship for all I care
[10:45:37] Lt. Jaron: just a question for komi and sarah/ay what would you focus on? food stuff, ammo, repair materials, crew, mecha or other?
[10:45:49] Lt. Jaron: just pick one
[10:46:19] CWO3 Sarah: The problem is, more than one needs to be focused on.
[10:46:27] CWO3 Sarah: Crew is a biggie
[10:47:07] GM: My greatest hint for you ALL right now is this. Reread the logs.
[10:47:12] Lt. Jaron: I know but just one focus for now
[10:47:36] GM: becuase I have left hints along the way, oh have I ever.
[10:48:04] GM: this is a case of all the wierd shit that chris has said in the past comes home to roost
[10:48:14] CWO3 Sarah: eek
[10:48:21] CWO3 Sarah: (( trying to rack my brain for information here ))
[10:48:29] CWO3 Sarah: (( honestly, Crew is a big one to focus on initially ))
[10:48:32] GM: dont beat yourself up, just reread it
[10:48:43] CWO3 Sarah: We'll need people in specialties we don't have.
[10:48:52] GM: nod
[10:49:07] CWO3 Sarah: Commwise, intelwise…
[10:49:21] 2LT Komillia: I'm going to hit the hay.
[10:49:38] CWO3 Sarah: Medicwise…
[10:49:43] 2LT Komillia: Disconnecting from server…
[10:49:43] James (exit): 22:49
[10:50:16] CWO3 Sarah: If we could get some of the NPCs we had as squaddies along it'd be great, we had a computer tech in there.
[10:50:57] Lt. Jaron: yea getting recruits for this might be hard
[10:51:50] CWO3 Sarah: If we talked to someone medical high enough, there's an idea for someone intel, but they might not like it entirely.
[10:52:00] CWO3 Sarah: hehehe
[10:52:20] CWO3 Sarah: and due to recent events, probably should be a stay at home and coordinate type on the ship.
[10:53:09] CWO3 Sarah: (( hehehe ))
[10:53:39] CWO3 Sarah: (( Ay can be our morale officer… ;) ))
[10:53:53] GM: Yeah, she can walk the deck naked
[10:53:58] CWO3 Sarah: lolololol
[10:54:46] GM: so yeah, this is as much a paradigm shift for you as it is for me
[10:55:01] CWO3 Sarah: hehehe
[10:55:54] GM: so anyway, 9:00 my time lingers, and I do need to bounce…in 5 min
[10:55:58] Lt. Jaron: that observation deck? you got command?
[10:55:59] CWO3 Sarah: if you need to know how the shift will work, well… it's $6.69 on Steam right now
[10:56:13] GM: thats technically the bridge
[10:59:40] Lt. Jaron:
[10:59:49] GM: yep pretty much
[10:59:54] GM: thats the source
[11:00:15] Lt. Jaron:
[11:01:16] GM: yup, I has all dat goodness
[11:01:28] CWO3 Sarah: cool
[11:01:36] Lt. Jaron:
[11:01:59] GM: yup, that was the 2nd pic I posted
[11:02:38] GM: so yeah, that should give you an Idea of ship size etc, and thats what I will be working off of for stating purposes
[11:03:03] GM: feel free to chime in on suggestions, and I'll consider them
[11:03:15] GM: but, it is past 9 now, I am off like a prom dress
[11:03:23] Lt. Jaron: ok, night
[11:03:24] CWO3 Sarah: lol
[11:03:25] CWO3 Sarah: nini
[11:03:27] GM: we all have 'homework' now
[11:03:30] CWO3 Sarah: kk
[11:04:05] GM: kk so, nini, hasta la pasta
[11:04:09] GM: Disconnecting from server…
[11:04:09] Chris (exit): 23:04
[11:04:24] CWO3 Sarah: So… KotOR.
[11:04:33] CWO3 Sarah: who on ou crew becomes what in those terms? hehehe
[11:04:37] CWO3 Sarah: our crew
[11:04:49] Lt. Jaron: hehehe
[11:04:56] CWO3 Sarah: Lesse.
[11:05:34] Lt. Jaron: question, who is the captain or do we want to rotate to avoid conflicts?
[11:05:45] CWO3 Sarah: You are. :p
[11:05:47] CWO3 Sarah: I'd think
[11:05:50] CWO3 Sarah: I'd hope in fact
[11:05:55] CWO3 Sarah: No one would want Sarah doing it
[11:05:57] CWO3 Sarah: hehehe
[11:06:26] CWO3 Sarah: in the eyes of some, Sarah probably qualifies as Canderous partly
[11:06:57] CWO3 Sarah: When they look at a mandalorian and go "why do you have one of /them/ along?" so soon after the mandalorian wars
[11:07:37] Lt. Jaron: hehehe
[11:07:50] CWO3 Sarah: :)
[11:08:43] CWO3 Sarah: She's also Canderous/Jolee in terms of being the oldest one aboard.
[11:09:05] CWO3 Sarah: Ay is closest to Mission in some ways…
[11:09:15] Lt. Jaron: closing openrpg, afk for abit but will be on aim
[11:09:19] CWO3 Sarah: the younger, more carefree kid…
[11:09:20] CWO3 Sarah: okay
[11:09:25] Lt. Jaron: Disconnecting from server…
[11:09:26] Lt. Jaron (exit): 23:09

To Be Continued!
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