Book Two Prologue - Act I - Part 3


[07:36:50] GM: When we last left off a quartet of Roil Corvettes was chasing down the courior boat, while lagging far behind are a gaggle of Bioroids the CAG is having you ignore for the time being.
[07:37:55] GM: The havoc has unleashed a second slavo at the Taul Detrel, and those missiles are curently enroute.
[07:38:32] GM: and…like, thats it, so…
[07:39:05] GM: Ball is in your court.
[07:39:57] Capt Kain Crokett: "Noble to command, want use roll the Roils?"
[07:40:13] GM: ((that callsign is not used. FYI))
[07:40:32] 2Lt. Sarah: (( lol ))
[07:40:34] 2Lt. Sarah: (( hehe ))
[07:41:32] GM: ((at anyrate, thats besides the point, yall can figure something ou later, ))
[07:41:43] GM: Ay, command is you…CAG
[07:42:46] 2Lt. Sarah: (( hehe ))
[07:43:39] Cpt. Aylanea: "The Bioroids are only there for the courier to be disabled. If you can remove the Roils from the picture, they'll likely go back to their ship."
[07:44:25] Capt Kain Crokett: "Roger that. Nameless sqad lets go fry use a Roil. Aim for sweet spots like command centers."
[07:44:42] Capt Kain Crokett: ((*us some Roils…))
[07:45:35] GM: calculating
[07:47:15] GM: It will take you 2 minutes to catch up to them
[07:47:42] GM: How you playing this ?
[07:48:30] GM: well?
[07:48:51] 2Lt. Sarah: (( sorry. was dragged away for a few minutes. ))
[07:51:14] Capt Kain Crokett: "I was thinking we'd have those with long range fire half of them off about a minute out (should be in range by then), with everyone else playing intercept the missile. Then the LRM launchers switch to escort, and those with mediums go blasting away. Another switch when we get to point blank for the LRMs, fire the remaining at the sweet spots of the Roils. With Komi flying up to the bridge and lighting them up with all guns….
[07:51:30] Capt Kain Crokett: ((err,, OOC…))
[07:51:51] Capt Kain Crokett: ((or not, a more professional version would be what Kain wuold say…))
[07:52:17] GM: Nod, I imagine it would be laced with jargon and brevity codes.
[07:52:41] GM: Okay, roll inits, then
[07:53:08] 2Lt. Sarah: [1d20+5] => [8,5] = (13)
[07:53:45] 2lt.Alvaro: Init [1d20+5] => [13,5] = (18)
[07:54:09] GM: Enemy [1d20+1] => [10,1] = (11)
[07:55:04] GM: Need, init from James triumverate of charcters
[07:55:47] 2Lt. Sarah: (( hehe ))
[07:56:30] Capt Kain Crokett: ((sorry, browser froze up, trying to pull up the sheets.))
[07:57:02] Capt Kain Crokett: [1d20+6] => [9,6] = (15)
[07:57:14] CWO Febrith Nyx: [1d20+4] => [11,4] = (15)
[07:57:30] Capt Komillia Maeless: [1d20+5] => [19,5] = (24)
[07:58:43] GM: The enemy escort continues forward under inertia but flips to face you, you can tell they are cool cutomers, and have put themselves into a good position to coutner any missale barrage.
[08:00:51] GM: Half of them open fire into your body of fighters, with a volley of missiles your warbook identifies as MPA-9 Minstrel's
[08:01:07] GM: [1d20+5] => [16,5] = (21)
[08:02:58] GM: …
[08:03:17] Cpt. Aylanea frowns severely at that, back in the command center.
[08:03:22] Capt Komillia Maeless: ((who is this directed at?))
[08:03:26] GM: okay, I'll make it easier, roll a d100 each of you, if you get over an 85 a volley of 4 missiles is tracking you
[08:03:33] 2Lt. Sarah: [1d100] => [37] = (37)
[08:03:45] Capt Komillia Maeless: [1d100] => [63] = (63)
[08:03:47] 2Lt. Sarah: (( the big ship is firing missiles at us? :p ))
[08:03:48] 2Lt. Sarah: (( oye ))
[08:03:50] Capt Kain Crokett: [1d100] => [39] = (39)
[08:03:56] CWO Febrith Nyx: [1d100] => [16] = (16)
[08:04:18] 2lt.Alvaro: [1d100] => [85] = (85)
[08:04:25] GM: No Ay, the escorts are firing at the goodguy fighters coming up on their ass
[08:04:40] 2Lt. Sarah: (( nm. ah. ))
[08:04:46] GM: and you have a volley of 4 missiles incoming Ted
[08:04:46] 2Lt. Sarah: (( I'm almost here. ))
[08:04:57] 2lt.Alvaro: really you said over 85
[08:05:21] GM: ((no excuse, I'm the one with sever dehydration, a hangover, a sunburn, and little to any sleep
[08:05:51] 2lt.Alvaro fires into the volley with a burst from gun pod
[08:05:54] 2Lt. Sarah: (( if you'rer that bad, this can wait ))
[08:05:55] 2Lt. Sarah: :p
[08:06:00] GM: …fine, next time just assume rolls like that to be 85 and over, (or whatever the value I assign)
[08:06:41] GM: The rest of your flight burns thru a slew of copperheads knokcing out the closing minstrels
[08:07:01] GM: Your actions
[08:08:12] GM: sarah, nyx and kain, then ted, then komi
[08:08:42] 2Lt. Sarah: (( we're still not at range to get a roil, yet, right? ))
[08:09:06] GM: just the escorts at this time
[08:11:00] 2Lt. Sarah: (( err… hm. ah. ))
[08:11:50] 2Lt. Sarah: (( *scratches her head* ))
[08:11:56] CWO Febrith Nyx locks her 5 SRMS on three escorts each and fires. [1d20+3] => [13,3] = (16) [1d20+3] => [20,3] = (23) [1d20+3] => [18,3] = (21)
[08:12:20] 2Lt. Sarah: (( I thought we took out the last escorts at the end of last sunday, and were left with the Roils and some bioroids that were way behind? ))
[08:12:49] GM: The rols had soe embedded Gnerls,
[08:12:59] 2Lt. Sarah: (( ah. ))
[08:13:07] 2Lt. Sarah: (( ones that didn't get blown up earloier? mkay. ))
[08:14:34] 2Lt. Sarah fires a quartet of SRMs at three gnerls, herself. [1d20+3+1] => [7,3,1] = (11) [1d20+3+1] => [17,3,1] = (21) [1d20+3+1] => [16,3,1] = (20)
[08:14:52] 2Lt. Sarah: (( hehe ))
[08:15:41] GM: The Gnerls open fire on the incoming volleys [6d20] => [5,1,14,20,18,10] = (68) (all +6)
[08:16:24] CWO Febrith Nyx: ((Heh the 1 lines up with the 20, based on actual order of rolls…))
[08:16:33] GM: Quad damage on your crit Nyx, Your other two stricks also land
[08:16:42] 2Lt. Sarah: (( wow ))
[08:16:44] 2Lt. Sarah: (( rofl ))
[08:16:52] GM: Sarah only your first two hit
[08:16:57] CWO Febrith Nyx: [((2d6*10)*5)*4] => 1200 (for the crit) [(2d6*10)*5] => 450 [(2d6*10)*5] => 500
[08:17:23] 2Lt. Sarah: [8d6*10] => 270
[08:17:26] 2Lt. Sarah: [8d6*10] => 280
[08:18:36] CWO Febrith Nyx: ((very fine particles on that crit…))
[08:19:32] GM: indeed! five escorts taken out, anyone else shooting,
[08:20:01] Capt Kain Crokett launches 5 SRMS at 3 targets. [1d20+3] => [5,3] = (8) [1d20+3] => [3,3] = (6) [1d20+3] => [9,3] = (12)
[08:20:11] 2lt.Alvaro: (not I; just moving along as I only have a few missiles remaining)
[08:20:52] GM: [3d20] => [8,7,13] = (28)
[08:20:58] Capt Komillia Maeless fires the top gun at one target and then every other gun at targets 2 and 3. [1d20+10] => [2,10] = (12) [1d20+10] => [12,10] = (22) [1d20+10] => [8,10] = (18)
[08:21:04] GM: Your missiles are obliterated
[08:21:48] GM: The Roils have closed to within 325,000 km of the courior boat and begin to open fire with beam guns
[08:22:29] GM: The five remaining escorts are wiped out by the reamined of the Havoc airwing
[08:22:37] GM: remainder…
[08:23:08] GM: You may fire on the roils now, but only with LRM's
[08:23:21] GM: it wil take you three attacks to get into MRM distance
[08:23:39] GM: (rather three melee rounds (45 seconds)
[08:24:41] Cpt. Aylanea bites her lip and swears softly as she sees the Roils opening fire, frowning severely and trying to think.
[08:25:04] CWO Febrith Nyx fires one LRMs at each Roil's command center. (I think that should still leave her with two LRMs) [1d20+5] => [3,5] = (8) [1d20+5] => [11,5] = (16)
[08:25:43] GM: [1d20+6] => [10,6] = (16)
[08:25:47] GM: [1d100] => [37] = (37)
[08:25:52] GM: [1d4] => [2] = (2)
[08:26:06] GM: Two LRM's from yhour first volley hit main body
[08:26:12] GM: [1d20+6] => [1,6] = (7)
[08:26:34] GM: Correction, first missile defeated, secnd hits main body
[08:26:43] Cpt. Aylanea: (( heh. ))
[08:27:40] GM: {5d6*10]
[08:27:47] GM: [5d6*10] => 130
[08:28:14] CWO Febrith Nyx: [5d6*10] => 130
[08:28:20] GM: Thats what I said
[08:28:30] GM: lol
[08:28:44] GM: Anyone else wanna shoot LRM's?
[08:29:12] GM: going once…
[08:29:15] Cpt. Aylanea: (( the Gammas don't have LRMs ))
[08:29:17] Cpt. Aylanea: (( hehehe ))
[08:29:27] GM: [1d100] => [27] = (27)
[08:29:32] GM: [4d20] => [14,10,1,11] = (36)
[08:29:36] GM: [4d20] => [7,7,20,10] = (44)
[08:29:57] GM: [(5d6*10)*4] => 560
[08:30:15] Capt Kain Crokett: ((No LRMS avilible, and Komi refuses to use missiles.))
[08:30:20] GM: three roils take heavy damage from other Delta's
[08:30:37] Lt.Col Ishida: [1d20] => [7] = (7) perc
[08:30:51] XO: [1d20] => [18] = (18) perc
[08:30:58] XO: Cag?
[08:31:01] Cpt. Aylanea: [1d20] => [11] = (11) perc
[08:31:28] Cpt. Aylanea: (( XO wins with roll of awesome ))
[08:31:36] GM: You noticed that as well Ay, and the XO is talking to you
[08:31:49] Cpt. Aylanea glances over. "Sir?"
[08:31:51] Cpt. Aylanea: (( oh ))
[08:32:19] XO: Is there some reason Kilo 2 (Komi) isn't using her long range ordinance?
[08:34:24] Cpt. Aylanea siiiighs at that. "She's always been that way. And no one's been able to convince her otherwise. She refuses to use missiles for whatever reasons."
[08:34:52] XO: I see. That ends now. Oeer her to engage.
[08:34:58] XO: (order)
[08:36:34] Cpt. Aylanea sighs, and tries to open comm. " Miss Maeless, can you please fire your missiles? Orders."
[08:36:47] GM: Meanwhile the Roils continue to fire on the Courior, the accuracy isnt that great, but they manage to land a few hit, the most recent of which tears a gash out of oe of the ships thruster arrays, the array strobes, then one of the engines catches fore and detonates, shutting the array down.
[08:37:18] Capt Komillia Maeless: "Even if I were to use them, I don't have long range missiles. So no, can't help ya."
[08:37:43] GM: (you will be in MRM range in 15 seconds)
[08:38:14] GM: [4d20] => [1,5,14,9] = (29) Delta vs. [4d20] => [11,16,7,14] = (48) Roils
[08:38:36] GM: [(5d6*10)*4] => 840
[08:38:45] GM: One of the Corvettes is obliterated
[08:40:07] Cpt. Aylanea: "I'm surprised the Colonel didn't tell you about that. It was going on while she was in command at various points as well. Also, yeah. She's in a bioroid, so nothing in range quite yet, getting close. Her and the Gammas are in the same boat on that. May try to encourage some of them to train for Deltas at some point." She watches the screen intently as she speaks, frowning at the courier loses an array. "Damn."
[08:40:10] GM: The corvettes conitue to fire on the courior [3d20] => [8,12,17] = (37) needs to get over a 11 to hit
[08:40:35] Capt Komillia Maeless: ((Actually, she's in a Skorpion, but…))
[08:40:43] GM: ((I thought she was in her Skorpion…))
[08:41:07] GM: [2d20] => [18,11] = (29)
[08:41:17] GM: [1d4*1000] => 4000
[08:41:37] GM: The courior takes a nasty hit, blowing a large chnk of the aft apart
[08:41:38] Cpt. Aylanea: (( oh yeah ))
[08:41:39] Cpt. Aylanea: (( nm ))
[08:41:45] Cpt. Aylanea: (( I'm brainfarted. Sorry. ))
[08:41:54] GM: You are in MRM range
[08:43:08] CWO Febrith Nyx: ((doesn't have MRMS, only LRMs and SRMs))
[08:43:26] XO growls at Ay and narrows his eyes. His tone tells you 'we'll talk later."
[08:44:01] 2lt.Alvaro fires a pair of missiles at the Roil [1d20+4] => [14,4] = (18) [6d6*10] => 210
[08:44:11] XO: [1d20+8] => [11,8] = (19)
[08:44:17] XO: Your missiles are defeated
[08:44:23] Capt Kain Crokett launces two volleys of MRMs at a Roil. [1d20+3] => [10,3] = (13) [1d20+3] => [10,3] = (13)
[08:44:39] GM: define volley
[08:44:48] GM: [2d20] => [9,16] = (25)
[08:44:54] Capt Komillia Maeless: ((volleys of 5.))
[08:44:58] 2Lt. Sarah doesn't wait, she picks a roil quickly, and fires three missiles towards it. [1d20+4] => [16,4] = (20) [1d20+4] => [18,4] = (22)
[08:45:01] GM: [2d100] => [100,91] = (191)
[08:45:07] 2Lt. Sarah: (( two volleys of three missiles ))
[08:45:08] GM: Both volleys are obliterated
[08:45:16] GM: [2d20] => [4,16] = (20)
[08:45:35] GM: [1d100] => [77] = (77)
[08:45:55] GM: Sarah, your first volley hits, your second misses
[08:46:08] 2Lt. Sarah: [9d6*10] => 340
[08:46:44] GM: That Roil is still in one piece but it looses a thruster array, and begins to fall back
[08:47:03] GM: [12d20] => [13,14,9,1,3,2,3,4,3,1,16,16] = (85) vs [12d20] => [19,10,19,2,12,9,8,13,7,19,11,15] = (144)
[08:47:04] Capt Komillia Maeless still doesn't fire missiles.
[08:47:24] XO: CAG?
[08:47:59] XO: [(5D6*10)*4] => (5D6*10)*4
[08:48:15] XO: [(5d6*10)*4] => 560
[08:48:42] XO: One roil is further damaged and the trailing one is obliterated.
[08:48:58] XO: [2d20] => [5,7] = (12) vs [2d20] => [8,14] = (22)
[08:49:11] XO: The rols fire again but miss
[08:50:47] Cpt. Aylanea looks over, switches on radio. "Captain Maeless… Repeat order, fire your missiles." She looks over at the XO then.
[08:51:19] XO nods, and then watches the plot, waiting.
[08:51:57] Capt Komillia Maeless: "I cannot in good conscience follow that order. I will not spoil my honor to fire the soulles abomination that are missiles."
[08:52:44] XO blinks, scarcely believeing he just heard that. A few other ratings nearby look surprised as well.
[08:53:40] Lt.Col Ishida: [1d20] => [14] = (14)
[08:54:14] GM: The radio transmission also happens to catch the ear of La Capitana
[08:54:28] Cpt. Aylanea grips the transmitter a little tighter, starting to count to ten internally to calm herself down.
[08:54:32] GM: Who is now looking at Ay expectantly.
[08:55:12] GM: ((those other characters that can shot, should shoot))
[08:56:03] CWO Febrith Nyx fires her last two LRMs at any remaining Roils' command centers. [1d20+5] => [12,5] = (17) [1d20+5] => [19,5] = (24)
[08:56:14] GM: [2d20] => [7,15] = (22)
[08:57:24] GM: Two hit, one to main body, one close enough to do some damage to the command bubble (remember, youcant call shots with missiles, they ALWAYS strike main body (unless they are an unguided rocket like an RPG or 70mm Hydra)
[08:57:59] CWO Febrith Nyx: [5d6*10] => 200 [5d6*10] => 190
[08:58:36] 2Lt. Sarah fires another volley of 3 MRMs at the roil she hit before. [1d20+4] => [9,4] = (13)
[08:58:40] 2Lt. Sarah: (( ow ))
[08:59:00] GM: [1d20] => [3] = (3)
[08:59:05] Capt Kain Crokett: ((in SRM range yet?))
[08:59:07] GM: It's a hit
[08:59:11] GM: No
[08:59:29] Capt Kain Crokett has no ordanance that can reach.
[08:59:30] 2Lt. Sarah: [9d6*10] => 350
[08:59:42] GM: you wont be in SRM range for a good five minutes at current rte of closure (MRM 250,000 est Km range, SRM 20,500 km)
[08:59:56] GM: Sarah your Roil assploades
[09:00:04] GM: As does Nyx's
[09:00:18] 2Lt. Sarah turns her last little MRM against the remaining roil, firing it all alone into the void. [1d20+4] => [4,4] = (8)[09:00:23] 2Lt. Sarah: (( rofl ))
[09:00:29] 2Lt. Sarah: (( failboat ))
[09:03:13] GM: You check your sensors and note that the Havoc is coming up behind you, having altered course to link up with the curior boat. The Taul is still in sapce but is annotated by an Amber Mission Kill icon)
[09:03:54] GM: The Boiroids are still in red as viable targets, but they are hopelessly out of range.
[09:04:25] Cpt. Aylanea: (( hrm., so all roils gone? ))
[09:04:57] Cpt. Aylanea: (( hee hee ))
[09:05:09] Lt.Col Ishida: Madreas, place your Delta's on BARCAP over us and the Courir, you may recover all other craft at your pleasure.
[09:06:05] Cpt. Aylanea nods. "Yes, ma'am." She relays the order on to the Deltas, and orders the gammas and Skorpion back.
[09:07:04] GM: The XO walks over to the CO and they talk, a glance during part of the conversaton towards Ay hints at the topic at that particular moment.
[09:07:49] CWO Febrith Nyx takes up her barcap role.
[09:07:59] Capt Kain Crokett returns to base.
[09:08:02] GM: The Havoc meets then recovers the Gamma's and Skorp then continues on to dock with the Courior.
[09:08:40] Capt Komillia Maeless wonders how much she is going to get yelled at for keeping her own Code of Honor.
[09:08:43] Cpt. Aylanea cracks her knuckles slightly, glaring at her radio, and switching to a specific frequency. "Captain Maeless, Need to speak with you, privately."
[09:08:59] Capt Komillia Maeless: "Roger that."
[09:10:15] Cpt. Aylanea nods. "As soon as I'm off the bridge then, I'll contact you."
[09:10:36] Capt Komillia Maeless: "I'll confine myself to quarters until then."
[09:12:13] Cpt. Aylanea: "Understood."
[09:12:24] 2lt.Alvaro (enter): 21:12
[09:12:38] 2lt.Alvaro returns and does as ordered
[09:15:23] Cpt. Aylanea sighs, mumbles something inaudible under her breath, looks over with a frown at the discussion going on.
[09:15:48] GM: Meanwhile rescue and damage controlparties are sent aboard the courior
[09:16:52] Capt Kain Crokett sees Komi to her quarters and then goes off to stay in standby.
[09:19:50] GM: Shortly after the DC crews head over the ship is put into Condition 2
[09:20:53] 2lt.Alvaro gets himself a drink to calm his stomach as out space battling isnt his cup of tea
[09:21:10] GM: The courior is a Duvel Golramp class ship, and of the 35 crew, there are four fatalaties and 10 casualties.
[09:22:03] GM: Once the Golramp is secured, the Havoc takes her in tow back to the hulk of the Taul Detral
[09:22:34] GM: ((go ahead and Free Rp, I'm just telling you what is going on while you do whatever it is you are doing
[09:22:49] Cpt. Aylanea: llc \\\\/ooc ah
[09:22:50] Cpt. Aylanea: (( ack ))
[09:22:51] Cpt. Aylanea: (( ah ))
[09:23:02] Cpt. Aylanea: (( thought she'd get torn into before that point. lol. ))
[09:23:03] Cpt. Aylanea: :p
[09:23:07] Cpt. Aylanea: (( er, ooc that ))
[09:24:02] Capt Kain Crokett walks over to the new guy, "Not liking space combat?"
[09:24:48] CWO Febrith Nyx wonders when she is going to get a chance patrol and just stays near but not quite in formation with the Deltas.
[09:25:31] GM: During the projected hour or so transit back to the Taul, the Delta's are rotated in and out in 30 minute shifts
[09:25:44] 2lt.Alvaro nods to Kain "you could say that. I've done some training but most live combat has been on the ground"
[09:26:16] GM: ((the shift roto for the pilots is something that I will assume the CAG dealt with))
[09:26:26] Cpt. Aylanea: (( yes ))
[09:26:30] Cpt. Aylanea: (( lol ))
[09:26:32] Cpt. Aylanea: (( :p ))
[09:27:42] Cpt. Aylanea watches the board and the patrols in silence, making sure rotations are organized and stuff.
[09:28:16] Capt Kain Crokett: "You'll get used to it, in this outfit there is no such thing as "one terrain only". We've done nearly everything."
[09:28:47] 2lt.Alvaro nods "I heard, the Raiders where talked about a lot."
[09:29:00] CWO Febrith Nyx lands and makes a petition for the CO's time. [1d100] => [10] = (10) vs 83
[09:29:35] Capt Kain Crokett: "So what have you done, did you get a chance to actually roast many toasters?"
[09:31:53] 2lt.Alvaro: "Only a few times. I mostly dealt with humanoid incidents on planet side."
[09:32:15] 2Lt. Sarah listens quietly to the others, relaxing a little since they're out of combat. She blinks at Komi heading off to quarters, staying around somewhere she can be around the others.
[09:34:23] GM: Nyx, you will be able to scam 10 or so minutes of the CO's time after the situation out here, (Taul, remainin Bioroids, and Courior) are taken care of (basiaclly once everything goes back to Condition 4
[09:34:59] CWO Febrith Nyx: ((That might be enough…))
[09:35:35] GM: ((looking for a Drow quickie?))
[09:35:48] Capt Komillia Maeless stirs in her room quietly by unpacking and setting up her room.
[09:36:05] CWO Febrith Nyx: ((Nope, she has a pitch to throw at her.))
[09:36:16] GM: kk
[09:37:01] GM: An hour later the Tual is boarded and of the normal crew of hundrads, only 19 shellshocked survivors in pressure suits are found alive.
[09:38:22] GM: In terms of salvage, two of her Liewdrallon shuttles, six Biovers, and 4 T'siendral bioroids survived intact (these items were found aboard the the Taul)
[09:39:24] CWO Febrith Nyx: "Wow, they were rather mauled. I wonder what they were carrying?"
[09:40:04] WO1 Summerwind ,who is taking a break yawns and answers that.
[09:40:15] WO1 Summerwind: Standard complement mostly.
[09:42:00] CWO Febrith Nyx: "Not what I meant. They're a courier, couriers usually carry sensitive info or items from one point to another. They were carrying something someone didn't want anyone to know about."
[09:42:01] Server Administrator-> Kicking '(3) 2lt.Alvaro' from server… Removing dead client
[09:42:01] 2lt.Alvaro (exit): 21:42
[09:42:22] WO1 Summerwind: Oh, the Golramp. Thought you were talking about the Taul.
[09:42:52] CWO Febrith Nyx: "Yes, the Golramp. The taul was our doing."
[09:42:59] WO1 Summerwind: The courier has an ambassador aboard bound for the council.
[09:43:38] 2lt.Alvaro finishes his drink and nods goodbye to Kain.
[09:44:12] Capt Kain Crokett waves goodbye and goes to start writing a letter to his wife. She still freaks a bit at video communication.
[09:45:01] GM: She still marvels at how to connect the tablet of small square stones to the miagical window of light.
[09:45:29] Capt Kain Crokett: Yep.
[09:46:06] GM: Could have fun with her and a Car, 'Check this out!" turn key "BAM! instant volcano!"
[09:46:41] GM: And the hijinks the be had with an elevator are to numerous to list here.
[09:48:36] 2Lt. Sarah: (( lol ))
[09:49:08] Capt Kain Crokett: At least she didn't turn coffee into an explosive.
[09:49:15] GM: Anyhow, a memorial service for the fallen pilot is held a day or so later after the Courier is folded back to Tirol Orbit, the 20 bioroid combatants have been taken prisoner, and their mecah confiscated. At frs they had been uppity when given calls to surrender, but, the Captains figure they would be more receptive when they had about 5 minutes ofair remaining, and let them sit for many long hours.
[09:50:16] GM: those 39 prioners of war fill the brig to overflowing.
[09:50:44] GM: @ Kain, Now your cooking with gas!
[09:51:16] GM: Nyx, you get your 10 minutes
[09:54:16] CWO Febrith Nyx: "Val, er Lady, er I hate your ranks. Colenel Ishida, I have been reviewing previous mission reports and reviewing the capabilities of your mecha, especially your veritech mecha and other multi-role machines. I believe your centuries, or at least decades, old strategies and tactics are woefully under-utilizing the technology you have at your disposal. I propose the creation of a new kind of unit that makes use of your Veritech's abilities to their absolute fullest."
[09:55:11] Lt.Col Ishida: I see. When yu say unit what do you reffer to? A combat machine, or a combat formation?
[09:56:39] Lt.Col Ishida snickers slightly at the Val, and Lady comments. Truth be told, she rather likes both titles.
[09:56:44] CWO Febrith Nyx: "I mean a squadron, platoon, or whatever unit of personnel your marines decide to use this week. Amongst your failings, if you'll excuse my lack of ability with your language, is the tendency to think of Veritech Fighters as fighters that transform. From what I can tell you'd get more meterage out of them if you thought of them as transforming war machines that happen to have a fighter mode."
[09:58:32] Lt.Col Ishida: I do not think you will find many veteran pilots that would disagree with that.
[10:00:03] CWO Febrith Nyx: "My proposal centers around discarding such notions as having such a unit be dedicated to "air" or "ground" combat and focus on versatile combat. I know many of your mecha are current built still clinging to that specialization trap. And on a strategic level and to a lesser extent a tactical level you still operate as if you had only one or the other."
[10:01:31] Lt.Col Ishida listens and makes a slight hand motion 'go on'
[10:02:57] CWO Febrith Nyx: "I'm not saying those roles don't still serve a purpose, but like the original idea of a marine, these are true all-terrain machines. A delta may not fight optimally on the land, but it can still fight on the land. More importantly it can become instant air support without having to wait for reinforcements. I propose that you create a team whose job is to go in do one quick, and by that I mean 14 hours or LESS, objective strike and move onto a new target that could be in a completely different terrain WITHOUT returning to base."
[10:04:53] Lt.Col Ishida: You do realize that those of us aboard the Vlley Mistress /were/ Marine Raiders correct?
[10:09:16] CWO Febrith Nyx: "I do, and I think that you were rarely used in an optimal capacity for your role. Previously, you'd ditch your veritechs to go in on Cyclone when faced with a ground mission. There are instances where that is the best judgement. But there have been times where you have wanted air support, and had to wait for reinforcements. Mroe to the point you were sent in for extended operations that should have been handled by a specialist team, NOT a rapid reaction force. if I understand the role or Marine Raiders. You would stop and swtich gear and get deployed effectively doing the same mission for days on occasion, when a GOOD use of your talents would be quick strikes and feints.. I understand the circumstances surrounding the Valley Mistress mission, but that was an odd set of circumstances."
[10:14:25] 2lt.Alvaro: .
[10:14:34] CWO Febrith Nyx: "The best use of anything that transforms, is to NOT have to go switch out equipment, but simply shift gears and go. Too often do you go back and switch equipment. Hell, from what I can tell of this SHIP it would better serve the function I'm talking about than what it is likely to be used as. If your commanders have their way the Havoc will only operate one terrain at a time being treated as ship that can land. Your entire team has behaved this way as near as I can tell since leaving their training. No, you need what were they called? Samurai. Warriors that change, in real time, to the mission in front of them. You need to acknowledge that a Delta can and should dredge through the mud if it gets it under the AA guns, and once the AA is no longer an issue, act as air support."
[10:15:19] CWO Febrith Nyx: "Am I being clear yet?"
[10:17:46] Lt.Col Ishida sits back and taps the desk absently.
[10:18:24] Lt.Col Ishida: Have you spoken to your section lead about this?
[10:18:41] CWO Febrith Nyx: "A veritech team would be out there ready to fight on all terrains at the same time, do one job and move on to the next. Not going in to explore caverns where enemy soldiers are holed up, but going after fleeing high value targets, or destroying the artillery of an enemy troops. They wouldn't be the ones you send in to to hold a target zone, or lay siege tto something."
[10:18:57] CWO Febrith Nyx: "I have tried, but they were a bit
[10:19:33] CWO Febrith Nyx: "I have tried, but they were a bit on the "Deltas don't fight on the ground", or "Don't stick a flight pack on a Hovertank."
[10:21:59] CWO Febrith Nyx: "Actually, if I recall my military history correctly, these Armies of the Southern Cross did put flight packs and space packs on Hovertanks, and it actually proved to be some of their best successes."
[10:22:20] Lt.Col Ishida nods
[10:22:27] 2lt.Alvaro plays a game of chess with a sergeant (gaming [1d100] => [78] = (78) vs 35)
[10:22:38] 2lt.Alvaro takes the loss :(
[10:24:01] Cpt. Aylanea does whatever she does when she's released from the bridge, of course, making sure she's available, outside of talking to Komi.
[10:24:24] CWO Febrith Nyx: "At present, I don't have much more to offer, it'll take working with other more strategic minds to formulate an SOP for such a unit, but it does seem like a glaring misuse mostly born of traditional thinking."
[10:27:49] Lt.Col Ishida: Tell you what. Touch base with the CAG and your Section leads aboard ship and draft an OPLAN. I have some thoughts on this matter as well. The CAG and Capt Crockett will be able to provide you with the operational information you need. Your fellow pilots the ground floor view. I can provide you with some of the big picure level views as time permits, and we can go from there.
[10:29:09] CWO Febrith Nyx: "Thank you, ma'am. I had hoped that a "talk about it" from you might open up the conversation a bit more."
[10:31:12] CWO Febrith Nyx leaves once dismissed.
[10:33:58] GM: A day later the Havoc undergoes her christning ceramony, and there are a wealth of name brands figures there to see the Frist of her Class launched, why Gen Rienheardt is onhand to give the dedication speech as well as present the Havoc her Combat Action ribbon, and Defense Service Medal, as well as to present the Plankowners plaque with all the ships crew names on. (the crew is also authorized to wear the Plankowners PKO patch on their uniforms)
[10:37:32] GM: The ship is then given her orders to depart for her first patrol
[10:37:40] CWO Febrith Nyx stands their looking stiff, almost as if she were tied to a pole.
[10:41:13] GM: The Havoc is assigned to Task Force 181 (TF181) whos AO is the Norhteren Steppes (to the Galactic south of the Cetina side of teh Cetina / Ragusa Scarp, your home port will be in Garuda orbit.
[10:42:35] GM: As the orders stand now, the TF181's duties are three fold : 1 Guard against Haydonite holdouts roumored to be in the area, 2: Commerce protection, and 3: Other duties as assigned.
[10:45:21] GM: I will leave it here, since there is much to do but I want to devote decent time to it, (i'd go later today, but this lovely sunburn, well, I have done turned myself into a lobster so…)
[10:45:40] Cpt. Aylanea: (( icky ))
[10:45:48] Cpt. Aylanea: (( yeah, that's not good ))


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