[07:44:45] GM: So, a little while later Col Aehrina herself drops off the reports promised by Gov-Gen Ferine, and in a farily subtle manner asks for and recieves a tour of the Havoc (as the head of Planetary security, (and part cat) she is naturally curious about the ship)
[07:45:32] 2Lt. Sarah: hmm
[07:45:57] 2Lt. Sarah: sigh
[07:45:59] 2Lt. Sarah: I'll do it later[07:46:13] 2Lt. Sarah: (( the file transfer is automatically declined from gtalk ))
[07:47:06] GM: Shortly threafter the Havoc lifts off and breaks orbit heading out system.
[07:50:24] GM: Based on the sector information you have recieved, Kokiri acts as a trade route way point. As the map points out, the stright shot from Garuda towards Tirol (and Vice Verse) is the via Thertor. However that run is having it's own pirate issues. So, in order to make the transit in a more safe manner, goods transit to Kokiri, the south towards Thertor Via Spheris and the Onyx Corridor.
[07:51:16] GM: Class II ships make the run via Spheris Gardua direct since they have to make a stop regardless.
[07:51:23] GM: Class III sorry
[07:52:13] GM: The Havoc's area of responsibility is the Garuda Kokiri run, as well as the Kokiri Setisar run
[07:52:40] GM: Now that I have board you all to tears…
[07:54:05] GM: The XO realys to you department heads that the first order of business will be to recon the transit points on each run to get a baseline of the area. As well as to gain familiarity with said regions.
[07:54:32] GM: So, you sensor wonks are going to be busy.
[07:54:47] Capt Kain Crokett wonks…
[07:55:06] GM: The XO also implies that, you pilot types shouldnt expect to rest easy .
[07:57:05] GM: You make your first outbound fold and no sooner has the ship re-emerged in realspace then the ship goes to 1SQ (Action Stations, all fighters scramble alert)
[07:58:04] 2lt.Alvaro uses one of the hover sleds for a speed boost of his bioroid if he is needed.
[07:58:26] WO1 Summerwind: Silver, lets get our Ghosts in the air.
[07:59:06] LtJG Silver: (( sry was trying to figure out this file situation, ))
[07:59:08] Capt Kain Crokett scrambles to his fighter, and wonders why the tech is scambling eggs on the engine.
[07:59:13] GM: The ship currently does not carry biovers, (besides, your make and model doesnt need to reply on them, that was the entire point of the redesign)
[08:00:33] GM: As you scramble the rest of the ship hustles to readiness. The Alert 5 fighters launch and the Destroids abaord muster to their Point Defense stations.
[08:01:43] GM: Ay, roll a % vs 60%
[08:02:26] 2Lt. Sarah: [1d100] =>  = (89)
[08:02:34] Cpt. Aylanea: (( woops ))
[08:02:46] Cpt. Aylanea: [1d100] =>  = (73)
[08:02:52] Cpt. Aylanea: (( facepalm ))
[08:02:57] GM: one roll
[08:03:00] GM: just one
[08:03:13] Cpt. Aylanea: (( doesn't matter, both fail ))
[08:03:17] Cpt. Aylanea: (( :p ))
[08:04:52] Capt Kain Crokett: ((Ay is a failure Knight.))
[08:05:24] GM: You get all your birds into the air but two, both due to poor aircraft managment on the flight deck
[08:06:32] GM: You also note, by your chrono, that the last bird left the ship 29 seconds, half a minute, under par.
[08:08:48] Cpt. Aylanea frowns and takes notes on that, sighing softly.
[08:09:53] GM: Silver, as part of your sensor - and just noticed that Silver's sheet is not up on site - duties, is to manage the EW drones (Ghost Fighters) launched by the ship, which act like an spiffy E-2 Hawkeye, 12 of em (aexcept these are armed to the teeth)
[08:10:33] LtJG Silver: ( ah kk)
[08:11:07] GM: If you are tasked with groundside duty (hehehe I said duty) your job remains the same, except you manage your four legged Vanquish doggies (and any Ghosts tasked to the op)
[08:11:36] LtJG Silver: (( kk ))
[08:11:40] Cpt. Aylanea: (( don't recall if I got his sheet, I'll look for it ))
[08:12:27] GM: As a bit of ship lore, as you heard the rumor, once the Captain heard of the name of the ship, she immedialty requisitioned a veritable kennel's worth of Vanquish drones, so that she could 'Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war."
[08:12:34] LtJG Silver: (( 1 sec ill send it to ya i have it on Open unless your on traipse then i have to transfer it to the word doc and send it to ya :P ))
[08:14:04] GM: That, and Marines are affectionatly reffered to as Devil Dogs, so, it works on many levels.
[08:15:30] Cpt. Aylanea: (( trasnfer to word doc ))
[08:15:33] Cpt. Aylanea: (( I'm on traipse ))
[08:17:38] CWO Febrith Nyx is sitting in her Delta, playing Solitaire on the onboard computer…
[08:18:12] Capt Komillia Maeless glares at the faceless mook riding shotgun, "You don't get to fire a single one of my guns."
[08:18:42] 2lt.Alvaro awaits somewhat patiently
[08:18:42] LtJG Silver nods "Aye" Launching the ghosts as ordered (guessing a squadron of them? just let me know how many) "Drones are up Mam"
[08:18:43] UEMC Sgt.: Wouldnt dream of it Magical.
[08:19:10] WO1 Summerwind nods
[08:19:19] WO1 Summerwind: Drones away Ma'am!
[08:19:34] Lt.Col Ishida nods.
[08:20:06] Lt.Col Ishida: Initiate screening pattern Yankee 7-7
[08:20:56] WO1 Summerwind: Yankee 7-7 Aye.
[08:22:00] 2Lt. Sarah sits in her gamma, sighing and tapping the screen, peering over the readouts and whatnot, as she runs the ordered plan.
[08:22:22] Lt.Col Ishida wals her eyes over her displays and then looks up at the XO and shurgs slightly.
[08:22:42] LtJG Silver nods "Aye, Initiating Screening Pattern Yankee 7-7" his eyes glued to his monitors (order was repeated to me correct?)
[08:23:06] XO: All told, better then last time, still slow on the flight deck and medical. Damage Control has improved.
[08:24:32] Lt.Col Ishida: Hai. Okay, stand down from General Quarters, recall our birds but keep Maedreas's squadron on BARCAP.
[08:24:56] XO realys her ordes and calls an end to the drill.
[08:25:52] GM: The drones are kept out, as the BARCAP is swapped out in shifts as the hours tick past.
[08:26:14] GM: Silver roll an RSI
[08:26:41] LtJG Silver: (( My abreviations suck RSI? ))
[08:27:04] GM: Read Sensory
[08:27:21] LtJG Silver: [1d100] =>  = (56) vs 60%
[08:27:24] GM: what is your base skill?
[08:27:27] GM: 60 kk thanks
[08:28:20] LtJG Silver: (( ^_^ yeah 60 ))
[08:29:06] GM: Silver you pick up a track 24 million klicks out 'in the open' spatially, it's off the starboard
[08:29:59] GM: The target is right on the edge of your sensor envelope, and you picked it up with your Mass Sensors
[08:31:58] LtJG Silver tries to gather more information on it (if possible) relaying the information to Summerwind "Mam i'm getting a reading 24 million klicks of starboard in the open, I'm trying to gather more information but its near the limits of my sensors. I have it on the Mass Sensors" ( looking to see if i have any additional skills i can use, is there any other equipment/sensors available to me at my station that i can utilize?)
[08:33:00] LtJG Silver: (( of starboard = off starboard side :P ))
[08:33:02] GM: I dont have your sheet so, I cant answer the first part, all I can suggest there is use what you think might work.
[08:34:09] GM: The arrival of the new track is relayed, with Ay being tasked to send a pair of fighters to investigate.
[08:34:32] LtJG Silver: [1d6] =>  = (4)
[08:34:41] LtJG Silver: (( sry stupid touch pad :P ))
[08:35:01] 2Lt. Sarah: (( ack. ))
[08:36:34] LtJG Silver: (( putting chacter info on the word doc to send to you & carrie but slow :P need to get with you at a later time so i know what equipment i have available to me at my station and / or what the ghosts have available :P the skills i have more or less figured out ^_^ ))
[08:36:55] Cpt. Aylanea nods quickly and orders two of her fighters to head and run a recon on the contact.
[08:37:33] GM: Which two fighters? nameless mooks, or are you going to be nice and give the other players something to do?
[08:40:12] Cpt. Aylanea: (( lol ))
[08:40:14] Cpt. Aylanea: (( :p ))
[08:40:23] Cpt. Aylanea: (( sigh. ))
[08:41:46] Cpt. Aylanea orders Kain and Sarah off into that duty, then.
[08:42:03] Cpt. Aylanea: (( I'd order Kain and Nyx since I have something to do, but well, lol ))
[08:42:35] GM: Well I approve, as Kian is in a Delta, and Sarah is in a Gamma, and that is a nice big dog litle dog combo
[08:42:42] Cpt. Aylanea: (( k ))
[08:42:55] Capt Kain Crokett: ((Kain isn't a Delta pilot…))
[08:42:59] GM: oh
[08:43:22] Capt Kain Crokett: ((Nyx is.))
[08:43:28] GM: Well, then tw Gamma's then, either way, any combo works, I was just trying to be nice
[08:44:07] GM: Silver? any follow up rolls?
[08:44:38] GM: As the Havoc has made a lsight course correction to Starboard to edge a little closer to the traget
[08:44:39] Capt Kain Crokett launches off, "Lt. Amdahl form up on my wing until we are in the fray."
[08:45:15] GM: Range is now 21,000,000 km
[08:45:16] LtJG Silver: (( no not at the moment ))
[08:45:22] GM: (from Havoc to UNKN)
[08:46:13] GM: GM suggestion, any time the range changes, or if the GM asks if you wanna roll, do eet! lol if you play with the excel sheet that carrie sent, adjusting the range alters the target to beat
[08:47:15] GM: just so long as you aren't rolling dice every second (had that occur, I'll be typing and ping, a roll, then ping another ..)
[08:48:18] 2Lt. Sarah nods. "Acknowledged, forming up."
[08:48:26] Capt Kain Crokett: [1d20+1] => [14,1] = (15) Perc, [1d100] =>  = (8) vs 70 RSI
[08:48:51] GM: Kain, you figure if this is a freighter, you should be ablet to get about 250,000 km without being detected, 725,000 has a Class III sensor Suite
[08:49:14] LtJG Silver: (( cool, just having trouble figuring out the Spreadsheet, may need a walk through on it later ))
[08:49:22] GM: nod
[08:49:28] GM: so, gonna roll?
[08:49:28] 2Lt. Sarah: [1d100] =>  = (32) vs. 80% RSI, [1d20+1] => [17,1] = (18) perc
[08:49:33] 2Lt. Sarah: (( just in case ))
[08:50:30] LtJG Silver: (( yeah ill roll RSI again [1d100] =>  = (33) vs 60% ))
[08:50:46] GM: Regards the sheet, fighters generally have class I sensors due to size…
[08:52:25] GM: Silver you are able to work out course and speed as well as ID. the ship is 'stationary' (yes I am aware that nothing is truely stationary in space, but for all intents and purposes…) and it is an Marathon Extended class transport.
[08:53:40] GM: Sarah and Kain, this info is relayed to you, and a few minutes later once you get within 30,000 km, your own onboad sensors confirm it.
[08:54:09] GM: based on your perc rolls, you can see the ship is damaged and adrift
[08:55:19] Capt Kain Crokett: ((in space everything is relative…))
[08:55:52] Capt Kain Crokett: ((It's why Obi Wan's ghost didn't pop up to dissuade Luke and Leia kissing that one time.))
[08:56:22] 2Lt. Sarah: (( lmao ))
[08:56:43] Capt Kain Crokett: "Control, the unidentified ship is damaged and adrift. Orders?"
[08:56:47] 2Lt. Sarah blinks at that. "Not good…" she frowns just a little at that..
[08:56:52] GM: ((Luke, the original Space Hick))
[08:56:56] 2Lt. Sarah: (( lmao ))
[08:57:17] GM: ((speeder up on vblocks in front of the house, kissing his sister…all the signs are there))
[08:57:40] 2Lt. Sarah: (( lolol ))
[09:00:00] Cpt. Aylanea relays that on to people needing to know it, quickly.
[09:00:14] LtJG Silver relays the info "Mam The Ship doesnt appear to be moving according to my readings" and attempts to check for any comms (( Radio Basic : [1d100] =>  = (68) vs 85% / Sensory Equipment : [1d100] =>  = (82) vs 60% / Adv. Electronic Warfare [1d100] =>  = (64) vs 65% not sure what else to roll that may apply, AEW includes everything according to the discript :P ))
[09:00:22] LtJG Silver: (( sry slow :P ))
[09:01:27] GM: Ay, and then her pilots are told to remain at a distance until teh Havoc can move into a support position. Silver, as the ship gets closer you can tell that the marathon is 'dark'
[09:02:30] GM: Moving to a distance of 320,000 km, the Havoc 'hovers' nearby as Ay is given the nod to proceed with any flight ops she chooses.
[09:04:26] GM: ((Trust me, I'm not going to go by ever single step later on, I just want you all to get a feel for the flow of things early on, as well as set the tone and mood)
[09:04:54] Cpt. Aylanea nods, and switches on for her fighters. "Havoc in position, For start, run full inspection on exterior of ship, and relay camera feed. The more who look at it, the better. will advise further ops upon completion."
[09:04:58] LtJG Silver: "mam im getting no activity from the vessle, i'd be lieing if i didnt say it gives me chills" looking to Summerwind "its quiet
[09:05:12] LtJG Silver: "
[09:06:02] WO1 Summerwind nods to Silver.
[09:06:08] WO1 Summerwind: Poor bastards prolly got shanked.
[09:06:30] WO1 Summerwind: No response the hails ma'am.
[09:06:40] WO1 Summerwind says to the 'bridge'
[09:07:27] Cpt. Aylanea sighs. "Question is, when did they get shanked, and is it just adrift, or might the pirates be using it as bait to lure another ship in to check the wreck."
[09:08:24] GM: The capn and her XO nod approvingly at the good questions asked.
[09:08:57] Lt.Col Ishida: Lets find out shall we.
[09:09:33] Lt.Col Ishida looks over to Anji and nods.
[09:09:42] WO1 Summerwind nods back
[09:09:50] LtJG Silver: " mam if needed i can have our ghosts circle the area to stand watch wile teams exlore her if needed " shrinking slightly when he realizes he spoke out of place
[09:09:50] WO1 Summerwind: Passive Stealh engaged ma'am.
[09:10:14] Cpt. Aylanea nods. "Yes, ma'am. If close visual inspection doesn't turn up any clues, or cause a surprise, will look for places to board and check inside."
[09:10:31] Lt.Col Ishida turns to the new voice.
[09:10:46] Lt.Col Ishida: Please do.
[09:10:55] Cpt. Aylanea makes sure to dispatch a couple extra mooks to make sure the inspection goes faster.
[09:11:24] Capt Kain Crokett prepares to do the scan, when the Havoc is confirmed to be in position…
[09:12:06] 2Lt. Sarah moves in for the inspection. "Moving in for ordered inspection, switching camera feed on." She moves in closer, for her look at the exterior. [1d20+1] => [1,1] = (2) perc,. [1d100] =>  = (99) rsi (80%) (inspecting hull close range)
[09:12:12] 2Lt. Sarah: (( … ))
[09:12:16] 2Lt. Sarah: \/ooc ._.
[09:12:19] 2Lt. Sarah: (( ._. ))
[09:12:23] 2Lt. Sarah: (( grah ))
[09:13:15] Capt Kain Crokett does his own inspection. [1d20+1] => [10,1] = (11) Perc, [1d100] =>  = (49) vs 70 RSI
[09:13:19] GM: Sarah and Kain I assume and some redshirts, appraoch the ship and after soem tense moments fianlly make visual contact. (the sensors were able to determine damage due to radar returns) the Marathon Extended is essentially built upona Garfish frame, with the hanger pod replaced by a cargo pod, and in this case one that would extend a full ship length aft of the thruster array
[09:13:22] Cpt. Aylanea watches the camera feed. [1d20] =>  = (16) perc
[09:14:08] GM: Sarah…squirrels, squirrels everywhere.
[09:15:26] Cpt. Aylanea: (( thank god for others watching the camera feed ))
[09:15:31] GM: There is damage to the engine array as well as to the cargo pod itself. There is a slight debris field, and sensors tell you that this ship likely got hit a few weeks ago based on the dispersal pattern.
[09:16:13] GM: Ay you notice something out of place nearby the port docking ring
[09:16:32] Cpt. Aylanea blinks. "Check the port docking ring, something near there I saw."
[09:16:52] Cpt. Aylanea marks a place on the silhouette of the ship, for the other pilots, if possible, for theitr cockpit computers.
[09:18:03] 2Lt. Sarah nods. "Acknowledged." She flies for the portside lock, watching closely, lights and cameras running to make sure to get it all. [1d20+1] => [16,1] = (17) perc, [1d100] =>  = (54) rsi (to see what it is)
[09:18:10] 2Lt. Sarah: (( vs. 80 rsi. lol ))
[09:18:56] GM: Sarah, you hover right off the port side and can see some carbon scoring around the hatchway (you can roll boarding if you dont know what that means)
[09:19:09] GM: You also see your first corpseicle
[09:19:13] Capt Kain Crokett forms up with Lt. Amdahl and checks the portside dock. [1d20+1] => [16,1] = (17) PERC, [1d100] =>  = (78) vs 770 RSI, [1d100] =>  = (37) vs 71 Intelligence
[09:19:28] Capt Kain Crokett: ((70 RSI. Fatfingered it.))
[09:19:32] GM: OMG vs 770! How could you fail?
[09:19:37] 2Lt. Sarah winces at the corpsecicle.
[09:20:01] 2Lt. Sarah: (( is the hatchway open, then? ))
[09:20:15] GM: Yes, the outer hatch is, the inner is not
[09:20:22] 2Lt. Sarah: (( kay. ))
[09:20:47] GM: Kain, the corpsicle looks gagged and bound
[09:22:35] Capt Kain Crokett: "The person who died was bound. This was just merciless."
[09:22:40] Cpt. Aylanea looks at the scoring around the hatchway, from the camera feed. [1d100] =>  = (65) boarding spaceships vs. 78%
[09:22:55] GM: The scoring is indicitive of a forced boarding.
[09:24:23] Cpt. Aylanea sighs. "Forced entry to the outer lock. Damn. Not good." She sighs.
[09:24:30] Cpt. Aylanea: (( yeah, was gonna say "they cut their way in" :p ))
[09:25:14] Lt.Col Ishida: Sensors, keep a weather eye out. Alvaro, send a detail aboard if you please.
[09:26:21] 2lt.Alvaro replies "Yes Ma'am" and takes a trip with others over to the ship/hull in question.
[09:27:17] GM: SOP is the have a few Vanquish along to scout ahead.
[09:27:52] 2lt.Alvaro takes some a pair of doggies
[09:28:05] GM: Your detail zips over in a Rabbit.
[09:29:07] GM: roll some rolls, you to Silver since you can remote one of the poochi
[09:30:05] LtJG Silver keeps an eye on the drones scanners both those with the group and those patrolling the area [1d100] =>  = (3) vs 60 RSI / [1d100] =>  = (10) vs 65 AEW / [1d20] =>  = (10) perception
[09:30:21] LtJG Silver: (( sry keep fat fingering shit lol ))
[09:31:21] 2lt.Alvaro: sensors [1d100] =>  = (5) vs 55, boarding [1d100] =>  = (100) vs 60, detect concealment [1d100] =>  = (51) vs 45, perception [1d20+2] => [19,2] = (21)
[09:33:14] GM: You the poochi and the Marines go abaord and search the vessle, it doesnt take all that long, maybe a few hours to search her from stem to stern. her cargo is gone, and her computers are flushed of data. The fate of the crew is grisly, based on what you can tell, they surrendered, their vessle and offered no resistance, but after the pirates had taken the cargo they raped and murdered them anyway.
[09:34:10] 2lt.Alvaro relays the info "Its been stripped and brutality so"
[09:34:21] GM: You also figure based on a ship this size and it's normal crew complement, there are less bodies aboard then total crew embarked
[09:36:25] 2lt.Alvaro coms "Pirates might be in slavery business as well"
[09:37:00] LtJG Silver feels his stomach turn watching the video feed but tries to stomach it and calculate the bodies vs the casuelties ( :P spelling sucks [1d100] =>  = (46) vs 86% basic mathmatics [1d20] =>  = (17) perception ) in hopes of getting a close to accurate account of missing, a rough estimate untill we can find documentation of actual crew complement
[09:37:30] LtJG Silver: (( casualties vs crew complement not bodies vs casualties :P ))
[09:37:42] GM: The captian has the bodies and their effects recovered and interred in the ships morgue so they can be returned to their famalies.
[09:39:04] GM: Silver, based on gathered intell, the ship had a crew of 90, only 75 bodies have been located (maybe some were spaced and good luck finding those, or they were taken as slaves or worse)
[09:40:24] GM: All told it takes about 6 more hours to catalogue the scene and log all the data you can find.
[09:41:08] GM: A becon is placed aboard her to mark her as a navigational hazard pending slavage.
[09:41:16] GM: Salvage
[09:41:26] GM: (I sucks at de speeeling tu)
[09:42:32] 2Lt. Sarah: (( hehe ))
[09:43:24] GM: For the rest of the time it takes to recharge the fold drives you play cat and mouse with a few other freighters transiting the zone, but otherwise, noting of note occures. The next few days see you cataloguing the rest of the transit zones in turn.
[09:44:24] LtJG Silver 's pen doesnt stop moving as he jots down everything they come across in his logbook (( ^_^ lol the seplilng deosnt mtater so lnog as the nmuber of leters and crorect lettres are used ^_^ ))
[09:45:06] GM: On your return leg on the Setidar run, (red arrow closest to Kokiri) you are again scrambled (roll your roll Ay.)
[09:45:57] GM: ((Setisar))
[09:46:05] GM: Carrie?
[09:46:05] Cpt. Aylanea: [1d100] =>  = (16)
[09:46:11] GM: You do MUCH better
[09:46:21] GM: El jefe is pleased
[09:46:30] GM: Silver roll RSI etc
[09:48:08] LtJG Silver: [1d100] =>  = (20) vs 60% RSI / [1d100] =>  = (80) vs 65% AEW / [1d100] =>  = (48) vs 85% radio basic / [1d100] =>  = (23) vs 30 Detect Consealment / [1d20] =>  = (9) perception (( dont think i have anything else :P
[09:48:36] GM: Also, on your other zone searches, you do run across some other derelicts, all told, you find another three shattered and brutally stripeed ships, the ships morge is full and areas of the nager bay have been evacuated of atmosphere to serve as ad hoc stroage space.
[09:48:58] GM: areas of the hanger
[09:53:09] Cpt. Aylanea sighs and shakes her head slightly, muttering. "Need to load a freighter with VTs, make sure a fake manifest is posted somewhere, and give them a nice 'greeting''."
[09:53:15] Cpt. Aylanea: (( muttering softly. ))
[09:53:17] GM: Silver, some hours after yuor fold in, you pick up three tracks, two dead ahead, traveling towards Kokiri on their recharge cycle. and one other track, at the edge of your sensor range, above and to the port, 21,000,000 km you cannot ID it,
[09:56:16] GM: (as a note, based on the range of ship etc, you needed to beat a 33 to see it, you rolled a 20)
[09:56:54] LtJG Silver looks up from his station " Mam im reading three tracks one of which is 21 million km off our port side, the other two are directly ahead of us traveling tward kokiri, i cant identify the one off port side. Should i direct some drones in its direction?"
[09:57:06] LtJG Silver: (( kk ^_^ ))
[09:57:57] Lt.Col Ishida stands and walks to the plot and looks it over for a moment.
[09:59:26] Cpt. Aylanea: (( sigh. afk a moment, parent rage ))
[09:59:34] Lt.Col Ishida: Dispatch a sigleton, but dont let it get any closer then 850,000km
[09:59:58] Lt.Col Ishida: Helm maintain course and speed.
[10:00:47] LtJG Silver: "aye" and does so keeping a close eye on the range
[10:01:05] GM: ((append the distance to target to 7,000,000km i was looking at the wrong column
[10:02:02] Lt.Col Ishida: Ay, get your birds ready for launch, but keep them inside for now.
[10:03:08] GM: Silver roll skills
[10:03:20] Cpt. Aylanea nods. "Acknowledged."
[10:03:24] LtJG Silver: (( i think i have the rong 1, the 1 i have is for fold :P ))
[10:03:30] Cpt. Aylanea radios all the pilots for launch ready.
[10:03:42] Cpt. Aylanea: (( there no other tabs on it? ))
[10:03:42] GM: (it has two pages, tabs at the bottom left))
[10:04:31] LtJG Silver: k nm i see the tabs
[10:04:52] Capt Komillia Maeless does the due dilligence to her fighter.
[10:05:01] GM: Eww!
[10:05:08] GM: Robosexual!
[10:05:08] LtJG Silver: (( use to seeing tabs placed at the top of the spreadsheet :P mine are on the bottom and of course the damn start bar is overlapping it :P ))
[10:05:48] GM: Some thirty minutes pass as the target and the drone move towards each other,
[10:06:08] GM: silver roll skills
[10:06:40] LtJG Silver: [1d100] =>  = (5) vs 60% RSI / [1d100] =>  = (88) vs 65% AEW / [1d100] =>  = (51) vs 85% radio basic / [1d100] =>  = (85) vs 30 Detect Consealment / [1d20] =>  = (19) perception (( dont think i have anything else :P
[10:06:55] LtJG Silver glances at the range to double check his distance
[10:07:30] LtJG Silver: (( kk this makes more sence to me now, the spreadsheet, looking at the right one makes a world of difference ^_^ ))
[10:08:19] GM: Silver, the target, now at 5 million km is easier to see, you can tell it's running passive stealth, and you fianlly get a type on it, it's a Taul Detral destroyer.
[10:10:14] LtJG Silver snaps to sounding it off "Destroyer, Taul Detral Class, 5 mill KM, running passive stealth, should i continue to close the distance or maintain possition Mam?"
[10:10:57] Lt.Col Ishida calmly brings up the data on her chairs console.
[10:12:08] Lt.Col Ishida: negative. pull the ghost back to i mill km and maintian station keeping. Send singleton above below aft and starboard at 4 million km relitive to the Havoc.
[10:12:40] LtJG Silver nods giving an Aye and doing as she says
[10:12:46] Lt.Col Ishida: Ay, outfit your birds for a mecha engagment, leave the ship to the havoc.
[10:13:45] Lt.Col Ishida: Sensors, let me know when that ship has closed to within 1.5 million km
[10:13:49] Capt Komillia Maeless: ((AFK, bio. Also, Star Wars the Old Republic may got F2P.))
[10:14:09] Lt.Col Ishida: ((it will thats what I heard from my step bro, and he works for Blizzard))
[10:14:13] Cpt. Aylanea nods at that. "Acknowloedged." She gets on the comm to the hangar on that, watching quietly otherwise.
[10:15:12] GM: Ay, your birds are duley outfitted as the enemy ship continues to close the distance. some time later it hits the 1.5 million km threshold
[10:16:20] LtJG Silver monitors the screens and ranges of all freindlies from from the destroyer an announces the ranges accordingly as they near giving "Mark" when it hits the 1.5mil mark
[10:17:38] Cpt. Aylanea: (( heh ))
[10:17:59] Lt.Col Ishida: Helm, increase speed to half.
[10:18:07] LtJG Silver: (( must be nice always liked alot of blizzards products over the years ^_^ F2P i may actually look into it ^_^ ))
[10:18:33] XO snickers
[10:18:47] XO: You're mean, you know that.
[10:19:54] GM: Shortly after the ship accelerates, an incoming radio tansmission is recieved. it's blunt, to the point and all it is missing is YARRRR and AVAST!
[10:20:42] GM: Ship at (location here) cut your engines and prepare to be boarded! We can easily outrun you, dont make this harder on you than it has to be!"
[10:21:00] Cpt. Aylanea snerks at that.
[10:21:15] WO1 Summerwind: Poor sap thinks we're a freighter.
[10:21:26] WO1 Summerwind: Nice, big fat and slow.
[10:22:00] Lt.Col Ishida: Helm, bring us to Dead Slow.
[10:22:01] Cpt. Aylanea snickers.
[10:22:54] GM: The now obvious pirate ship closes in towards it's prey RSI Silver
[10:23:08] LtJG Silver: [1d100] =>  = (48)
[10:23:31] Capt Komillia Maeless: ((back))
[10:24:20] GM: Silver you detect that the target has just launched fighter craft, about 40
[10:24:56] GM: it is also now at 720,000 lkm
[10:25:55] LtJG Silver announces the launch of 40 fighter craft and the ships current range ( do the drones have jamming equipment? )
[10:26:18] GM: Yes, the drones have EW capability.
[10:26:48] GM: Ay, the capt wait until the enemy ship reaches 500,000 km, than has you begin launching your fighters.
[10:27:25] Cpt. Aylanea waits for the ship to reach range, nodding quickly.
[10:27:46] LtJG Silver engages the drones radar and communications jamming capabilities in hopes of cutting off communications between the enemy fighters and ship as well as messing with their radars and possibly targetting systems
[10:28:42] WO1 Summerwind: [1d20+2] => [7,2] = (9) perc
[10:29:08] LtJG Silver: [1d100] =>  = (99) vs 65% AEW / [1d100] =>  = (97) vs 65% ECM
[10:29:10] WO1 Summerwind whirls around almost horrified as her screen registers the jamming going active.
[10:29:25] WO1 Summerwind: Belay that Silver!
[10:29:27] WO1 Summerwind hisses
[10:30:38] XO: Skipper, we're emitting!
[10:30:39] LtJG Silver shuts it down quickly
[10:30:47] XO: Noise is gone!
[10:31:16] Lt.Col Ishida purses her lips and strightens her beret.
[10:31:21] Lt.Col Ishida: Comms, message to record.
[10:32:22] GM: A message to the pirates ship to surrender is recorded and sent, (with an attmpt to intimidate [1d100] =>  = (25) vs 70
[10:33:00] GM: The pirate ship now realizes that A: frighters dont have mil spec EW, and oh crap, everyone on the bridge of that ship is in spiffy military uniforms…
[10:33:15] CWO Febrith Nyx offeres some psychological warfare tips. [1d100] =>  = (8) vs68
[10:33:43] GM: The ship turns to run leaving it's fighters behind in it's haste as the captian orders a full missile volley fired after it.
[10:33:50] GM: Ay, your craft are cleared hot
[10:34:26] GM: Nyx, she did rather will, for a human, your tips are well recieved
[10:34:59] GM: Some minutes later the two fighter contingents engage inits please
[10:35:27] CWO Febrith Nyx: [1d20+4] => [5,4] = (9)
[10:35:39] GM: [1d20] =>  = (8)
[10:35:39] GM: [1d20] =>  = (3)
[10:35:42] Capt Kain Crokett: [1d20+6] => [18,6] = (24)
[10:35:59] Capt Komillia Maeless: [1d20+5] => [7,5] = (12)
[10:36:48] 2lt.Alvaro is slow, might make it [1d20+5] => [19,5] = (24)
[10:37:34] GM: everyone roll two strikes, one as an ambush, and second cuase you all get to go first
[10:37:45] GM: fire fire fire, fire for effect is the order
[10:38:10] 2Lt. Sarah: [1d20+5] => [16,5] = (21) init
[10:38:37] WO1 Summerwind eeks slightly as the Cpatian walks over to her and Silvers station.
[10:38:39] Capt Komillia Maeless lets one top mount gun shot go followed by a combo of all other guns. [1d20+10] => [15,10] = (25) [1d20+10] => [7,10] = (17)
[10:39:03] 2lt.Alvaro fires a pair of med missile at a fighter [1d20+5] => [1,5] = (6) dmg [6d6*10] => 220
[10:39:03] GM: komis missileer opens fire as well [2d20] => [2,13] = (15)
[10:39:13] 2Lt. Sarah: (( lol ))
[10:39:16] 2Lt. Sarah: (( ouch ))
[10:40:07] CWO Febrith Nyx fires off two volleys of 5 missiles each. [1d20+3] => [16,3] = (19) [1d20+3] => [19,3] = (22)
[10:40:17] Lt.Col Ishida: I appreciate your initiative and eagerness Chief Silver, but please, in the future, clear it with me before you do something like that again.
[10:40:59] Capt Kain Crokett fires off two volleys of 5 MRMs. [1d20+3] => [10,3] = (13) [1d20+3] => [13,3] = (16)
[10:41:33] GM: alvaro need a second strike
[10:41:40] 2Lt. Sarah fires off two volleys of 5 MRMs as well. [1d20+4] => [16,4] = (20) [1d20+4] => [8,4] = (12)
[10:41:52] 2Lt. Sarah: (( so glad I got Heavy MD Weapons for the extra bonus to missiles :) ))
[10:41:54] 2Lt. Sarah: (( hee hee ))
[10:42:47] GM: rest of fighter group [10d20] => [8,14,16,4,2,19,13,7,10,14] = (107)
[10:43:03] GM: [18+7] => 25
[10:43:21] GM: 25 enemy fighters are obliterated in the first ambush volley
[10:43:29] 2lt.Alvaro fires another pair of MRM [1d20+5] => [14,5] = (19) dmg [6d6*10] => 190
[10:43:36] GM: [15d20] => [10,10,20,18,20,6,9,12,5,6,17,7,13,2,14] = (169)
[10:43:48] GM: 5 survive the second
[10:44:00] LtJG Silver nods "yes mam i appologize, ill do better next time" watches the combat on screen nervously trying to track the enemy movements and numbers as they go
[10:44:15] GM: those 5 frantically try to surrender (you may shot them if you wish)
[10:44:19] GM: shoot
[10:45:31] GM: Ima roll for 6 other fighter NPC's that may shoot them based off of heated emotion and the rumors of what these pirate types did to the freighter crews you ran across, if the roll is under 45% they fire [6d100] => [84,45,37,81,4,78] = (329)
[10:45:50] GM: two open fire, one, oooooooo he wanted to, he really wanted to
[10:45:58] GM: [2d20] => [9,19] = (28)
[10:46:13] GM: two of the five are obliterated by gunfire
[10:47:28] CWO Febrith Nyx: ((Looking through the website for rules on firing a massive volley of 30 missiles at all 5…))
[10:47:49] GM: roll the strike, it's in the macross II deck plan book
[10:48:18] CWO Febrith Nyx fires a volley of 30 missiles at the group of survivors. [1d20+3] => [19,3] = (22)
[10:48:20] GM: deck plan 1 random missile assualt, page 9
[10:48:37] Cpt. Aylanea glances up. "3 enemy fighters remaining, trying to surrender. We wanting to question then?"
[10:48:51] GM: roll 3d4
[10:49:43] GM: james?
[10:49:46] GM: 3d4 please
[10:49:54] CWO Febrith Nyx: [3d4] => [2,2,4] = (8)
[10:50:03] GM: again
[10:50:06] CWO Febrith Nyx: [3d4] => [1,3,1] = (5)
[10:50:16] GM: again
[10:50:25] CWO Febrith Nyx: [3d4] => [1,1,2] = (4)
[10:50:39] GM: one more time
[10:50:45] CWO Febrith Nyx: [3d4] => [4,2,4] = (10)
[10:50:57] GM: okay
[10:51:34] GM: two get hit with 8 missiles, the third eats 11, the last three missiles fly off to joina commune
[10:52:10] GM: Just a lil overkill…
[10:52:14] GM: just a lil
[10:52:17] CWO Febrith Nyx: ((do I need to roll or is it safe to assume vaporization?))
[10:52:28] GM: yeah, even if you roll all 1's
[10:52:37] Cpt. Aylanea coughs softly. "nevermind."
[10:53:32] GM: Ahead of you the pirate ship eats a second volley of anti shipping missiles and her engines go dead as she lists and begins a slow tumble, dead in space as her hull belches atmo and other vital fluids.
[10:54:00] GM: The ship is a shattered wreck, but is still in more or less one piece
[10:54:11] GM: There might be survivors aboard her.
[10:55:02] GM: As the second volly impacts there is a jubulint cry of victory on the bridge as the havoc bags her first ever Pirate ship.
[10:55:30] Cpt. Aylanea smiles softly at that.
[10:56:30] GM: Actions?
[10:56:36] GM: what do you wish to do?
[10:57:13] 2lt.Alvaro waits for orders
[10:57:34] LtJG Silver: (( ships range? ))
[10:57:42] CWO Febrith Nyx: ((I say we board it, but that's going to take a while, especially if it leads to fighting in the halls.))
[10:57:48] Cpt. Aylanea: (( hehehe. Yeah ))
[10:57:56] GM: as the Havoc gave chase after it fired, the range is about 450,000km
[10:58:14] GM: ((I just need to know intent, so I can plan it for next session,
[10:58:35] GM: Alvaro needs some kick ass time too
[10:58:42] Cpt. Aylanea: (( I'd say board and find someone to interrogate. yeah ))
[10:58:52] GM: and yall could brush up on your corridor game
[10:59:00] LtJG Silver: " mam considering the number of missing personel from the previous freators their could be prissoners abord her should we have really hit her hard?"
[10:59:00] Cpt. Aylanea: yup
[10:59:01] Cpt. Aylanea: :D
[11:00:42] XO looks over at Silver and shakes his head.
[11:01:00] WO1 Summerwind whispers to Silver
[11:01:20] WO1 Summerwind: Trust me, I've served with her before, if she wanted to hit it hard, it would be confetti right now.
[11:02:02] LtJG Silver blinks and shivers at the thought
[11:02:16] WO1 Summerwind: She doesnt wear those katana for show mate.
[11:02:26] WO1 Summerwind: She a stone cold killah!
[11:02:38] WO1 Summerwind winks at Silver along with a malicious grin.
[11:03:54] LtJG Silver returns to monitoring his screens for any activity coming from the ship [1d100] =>  = (52) RSI (if needed )
TO BE CONTINUED…
[11:04:31] GM: Okie dokie, well board her from the rear…giggity next session. Tony, you wanted me to give you a walk thru on the excel sheets?
[11:05:27] GM: Again, just to reiterate…
[11:05:35] LtJG Silver: (( yeah just so i can follow them better ^_^ still confusing to me ^_^ ))
[11:05:41] Cpt. Aylanea: (( lol ))
[11:05:45] GM: this capmaign is more about the RP thenthe combat, so, charcters, talk to each other, develop etc
[11:06:01] Cpt. Aylanea: (( full frontal assault on enemy rear for boarding! ))
[11:06:19] GM: the combat will be gritty, but from here on, trust me i wont eat up nearly as much time on set up etc.
[11:06:31] GM: Make a penetrating thrust to the rear Ay
[11:07:15] GM: sware to GOD i would pay cahs money to have apentagon staffer say that in briefing to the Joint Chiefs
[11:07:45] LtJG Silver: (( been back and forth so did alot of skimming today sry, trying to do several things at once ^_^
[11:07:52] GM: "Yes Senator, we will be conductinf a penetrating thrust to the enemies rear."