Chapter 3 - Act IV - Part 2


[07:42:04] GM: A boarding party of drones is sent over to scout the interior of the vessel. (I detailed what it was and who it belonged to last session I believe) … Once aboard the the camera feeds show the interior pockmarked with weapon blast points, blackened splotches on the walls, floor and ceiling, and smoldering debris here and there. It doesnt take a genius to determine that there are backdraft conditions present as their is 'atmosphere' aboard, but no oxygen.
[07:44:19] GM: There are no bodies to be seen.
[07:44:30] 2Lt. Sarah blinks and frowns at that.
[07:47:16] GM: After equalizing the pressure so that a team can go abaord without needing armor there are some flare up as the smoldering piles are suddenly fed with O2. It would seem that the on board fire suppression system has been shut off as no automated attempt is made to put out the rekindled fires.
[07:48:44] Capt Kain Crockett is beginning to wish nukes were standad armament against pirates. The pirates wouldn't use them because they want what's on the ships, merchants could use them just to fry incoming pirates.
[07:49:59] GM: ((just to rehash…this IS a pirate ship…))
[07:51:09] Capt Kain Crockett applauds the people that did this.
[07:53:05] Capt Kain Crockett: ((actually my earlier line still applies. This thing looks like it got grazed with a nuke.))
[07:53:16] 2Lt. Sarah frowns at the flareups, glancing to Kain. "Kinda convenient that a ship snap-folded out just before we could get into identification range, though. Makes me wonder what unfriendly presents are waiting."
[07:54:34] Capt Kain Crockett: "So plasma cleaning? Near miss with a nuke or synchrocannon? Just a really good hit to the fuel tank?"
[07:55:20] Capt Kain Crockett: "As much as we need to know what happened, I'd be just as happy to let them keep hunting pirates."
[07:55:35] GM: Further investigation as the fires are well and finally put out are traces of 'plasma cleaning', chemicals on the walls centered on the black splotches.
[07:58:07] Capt Kain Crockett: "Wow my first guess was at least partially right. So when do we get plasma weapons to hose pirates with?"
[07:59:00] GM: The chemical analysis also shows that the black splotches have the residue of scorched blood.
[08:00:33] 2Lt. Sarah makes a face at that. "Why, wanting to burn some people?"
[08:01:08] 2Lt. Sarah shakes her head at the analysis. "Icky."
[08:02:22] Capt Kain Crockett: "So we have confirmed blood, do we logically assume death, or believe something greater will happen?"
[08:03:58] GM: after an hour or so of poking around, the analysis is that what ever occured here seems to follow along the modus operandi of a 'cleaner team'. The computer logs have also for the most part been wiped clean, as has the black box, by way of a plasma grenande.
[08:04:40] Capt Kain Crockett: "So we're just wasting our time here? This is no fun."
[08:05:12] 2Lt. Sarah: "Someone wanted tocover their tracks really well." she frownis
[08:05:55] Capt Kain Crockett looks for anything meaningful, [1d20+1] => [14,1] = (15) PERC [1d100] => [58] = (58) vs 71 Intelligence, [1d100] => [76] = (76) vs 70 Suveilance, [1d100] => [37] = (37) vs 75 undercover ops
[08:06:51] GM: After a through search two items of note are found. A partial recording from the internal cameras from engineering that was on a seperate network. And, a survivor.
[08:07:17] WO Febrith Nyx tries to figure out possible transit points of the escaped vessel. [1d100] => [44] = (44) vs 84 Math Advanced, [1d100] => [86] = (86) vs 83 AStrophysics, [1d100] => [3] = (3) vs 63 Intelligence
[08:09:15] GM: Based on your calculations, a vector that would lead towards Garuda (or to a location 'ahead' of it, or 'behind' it if you followed a stright line course)
[08:09:30] Capt Kain Crockett: ((is the survivor able to be talked to?))
[08:10:23] GM: Yes, although he is quite traumatized
[08:12:05] Capt Kain Crockett: "Nyx you're up."
[08:12:18] 2Lt. Sarah frowns slightly at the condition o fthe survivor, curious to see the partial recording and see what happened.
[08:13:45] WO Febrith Nyx walks in at first looking all sweet, "So care to tell me what happened here? We can make things nice and comfortable for you." [1d100] => [57] = (57) vs 92 Charm/Impress, [1d100] => [84] = (84) vs 47% Seduction, [1d100] => [75] = (75) vs 68 Psychology.
[08:15:26] GM: As the mdics look him over and stabalize him, as well as mildy sedate him the survivng internal feeds are analyzed and it shows sperodic and static filled footage from a fixed camera that you figure was placed there becuase the command crew didn't trust their engineers (camera is pointed at the consoles so you can see what's on them) Of note are parts where, the lights flicker then go to emergancy red. The stations are unmanned, weapons fire , screams, and growling can be heard. A body flys across the field of view and lands onthe consoles, in two pieces severed by something at the waist with some horrific gash marks to his face. then, some seconds later on the feed a crewman runs into the frame, fleeing something but a heavily muscled furry arm snaps out and grabs the crewmans head and then pops it off his shoulders.
[08:16:56] GM: Well, you fail to seduce the fellow, but, he doesnt dissolve into gibbering hysterics either, so…progress!
[08:17:28] 2Lt. Sarah: (( rofl ))
[08:18:12] 2Lt. Sarah stares at the body flying acorss the field of view in two pieces, making a face, pailing considerably more at the last part.
[08:19:51] WO Febrith Nyx tries this again, "Tell me what i want to know. What happened on your ship?" [1d100] => [19] = (19) vs 68 Interrogation, [1d100] => [87] = (87) vs 68 Psych Warfare
[08:20:30] LV (enter): 20:20
[08:20:48] LV: ((I here ^_^))
[08:21:25] 2Lt. Sarah: (( *TACKELS* ))
[08:22:49] 2Lt. Sarah: (( *sends LV the log* ))
[08:23:00] LV: (( O.O EEEKmakes mental note to tatoo fragile on his forehead spelling it "Frah-jilly" ^_^ ))
[08:24:05] GM: ((it's itialian))
[08:25:31] WO Febrith Nyx: ((I thought it was jelly, still not the right flavor, so it'll probably end up in the trash.))
[08:29:09] 2Lt. Sarah: (( lol ))
[08:29:11] 2Lt. Sarah: (( ^_^ ))
[08:30:19] 2Lt. Sarah: (( waits for LV to look at log idly ))
[08:30:50] LV: (( up to date ~_^ ))
[08:30:55] GM: The pirate weaves a tale. The had come to this location to get a pay out, they had been doing work, and well, the Havoc had beenmaking life difficult so, the pirates wanted a larger cut. If they didnt they would leak information. So, the deal was made, and they were met by a ship that carried their payment. When they brought the 'payment' on board the boxes didnt contain monies, but instead a pair of extreamly lethal and large cat like bipedla monsters that shredded his crewmates to ribbons. He hid, and then shortly afterwards the 'cleaners' arrived and started to 'mop up' they seemed to be in a hurry towards the end and left without finding him, but they were oh so close.
[08:34:04] LV: (( lol got their asses kicked by some oversized kittens ^_^ ))
[08:36:35] WO Febrith Nyx: "So you got eaten by killer, mutant Garudans?"
[08:37:14] Capt. Komillia Maeless: "…Wait… Wasn't there a strange alien cat on the Shikikaze all those years ago? Any possible relation?"
[08:38:03] 2Lt. Sarah blinks at the story, frowning just a little bit.
[08:39:23] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: " What was the information that they were going to leak? "
[08:39:54] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: ( to the others more as a thinking out loud then to the survivor :P ))
[08:40:00] 2Lt. Sarah nods at that. "That'd be good to know. That and if anything is known about the ship that came, and who they're getting payments from." She frowns.
[08:40:01] GM: The pirate sighs, and spills.
[08:40:03] 2Lt. Sarah: (( same for mie ))
[08:40:08] 2Lt. Sarah: (( mine ))
[08:40:10] 2Lt. Sarah: (( heh ))
[08:40:52] GM: All those cargo ships to Kokiri that we've been hitting…
[08:41:52] GM: "We were given ships to hit, and we could keep what we wanted from them, but any of the mdical supplies aboard we'd leave at dead drops."
[08:42:56] Capt. Komillia Maeless: "Medical Supplies?"
[08:43:30] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver listens actually showing interest in something that doesnt involve booze, guns and sex… or maybe it does who knows…
[08:43:58] 2Lt. Sarah hms at that. "we'll have to look at cargo manifests of the attacked ships, then." She considers. "Any particular supplies they said to look for above others?"
[08:45:25] LtJG Rain Silver too listens eagerly " kind of remindes me of the old privateer stories you read about " in a half whisper to himself
[08:47:00] GM: The pirate shakes his head. "No, but when the Kokiri colony never got the supplies they' just resend them…"
[08:47:44] GM: "We also never really cared what they were, so long as they were in teh crates consigned as medical supplies we just dropped them off."
[08:48:55] LtJG Rain Silver looks lost in thought for a moment but continues to listen
[08:49:44] Capt Kain Crockett: "It seems we need to take a long talk to the shipper. Who was consigner of medical supplies?"
[08:50:01] 2Lt. Sarah hmms and nods to Kain at that.
[08:50:49] GM: "Best of my knowledge was >insert name of generic medical supply compnay where you can get everything from a toungue depressor to an EKG machine
[08:52:54] Capt Kain Crockett: "Gah, I hate INoGM MSCWYC GEFATD Taem. There supplies always seem to break…"
[08:53:34] 2Lt. Sarah: (( rotfl ))
[08:55:29] 2Lt. Sarah: "Um.. bless you. Wait. That was the name, not a coughing sneeze?" She blinks.
[08:56:07] Capt Kain Crockett: "Yeah, most people simply know them Ingom Gefat…"
[08:56:19] Capt Kain Crockett: "I think their Spheresian."
[08:56:37] 2Lt. Sarah nods at that. "Ah."
[08:57:15] WO Febrith Nyx: "Where did you drop these crates typically?"
[09:00:51] GM: "We were given random coordinates in space to leave them, at the next drop we'd recieve payment for the one prior."
[09:05:00] WO Febrith Nyx: "Do you have any further information for us?"
[09:06:16] GM: Well, that you better watch yourself, you are on their radar to. One of the last jobs we got was to ambush your ship, but the ships we sent out to do that came back mauled, or not at all.
[09:07:26] WO Febrith Nyx: "So we need to stop using the kiddy munitions and pull out the true military grade weapons? Okay, that's helpful."
[09:07:59] 2Lt. Sarah frowns at that, glacing to Kain. "Which means, we have to handle it at the shipping end." She sighs just a little, then peers at the one talking. "Nice to know that our response to that has been noted."
[09:08:31] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: " ha sounds like all we need to do is stand by and wait "
[09:10:33] Capt Kain Crockett: "Keep the CAP flights up, or better yet, bring company."
[09:10:36] GM: Not from our band…we're thru…that last ambush, now this, even if we wanted to, we dont have the ships anymore.
[09:11:02] 2Lt. Sarah: "So, any ideas who they'll be hiring now that you're put of the picture?"
[09:11:11] 2Lt. Sarah: (( out of the picture ))
[09:11:13] 2Lt. Sarah: (( gay typos ))
[09:11:17] 2Lt. Sarah: (( gah too ))
[09:11:23] 2Lt. Sarah: (( *smashes keyboard* ))
[09:14:03] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: ((** helps smach keyboard ))
[09:14:29] GM: I don't know, maybe some of the other clans. If they knew what just happened to us they might back off, I dont know, I dont know what kind of deals the other had, but I know there were others, we'd work with them at times to hit larger convoys.
[09:14:32] Capt Kain Crockett: ((AFK, bio))
[09:18:34] GM: GM speaking, not piratehere…so, lets recap, to put this together, casue it's apparently alluding yall
[09:18:57] GM: eluding rahter
[09:19:51] GM: who wants to take a stab at it?
[09:21:37] Capt Kain Crockett: ((back))
[09:23:12] 2Lt. Sarah: (( someone wants Kokiri to die, stealing their supplies, someone able to hire multiple groups of privateers. And since Kokiri is a thorn in the side of the other Garudans… ))
[09:23:28] Capt Kain Crockett: ((We have a powerful enemy interested in medical cargo, and who runs dealings with pirates. They are particularly interested in starving the K Colony, and have access to potentially genegineered weapons, or at least very dangerous xenolife. all this points to the children of Gaia.))
[09:27:03] Capt Kain Crockett: ((either that or a high-level Garudan faction more interested in maintaining either a hin state, or otherwise has a vested interest in seeing kokiri fail, with possible tie to the REF wanting us to fail.))
[09:28:51] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( think you covered my idea there… i do believe their may be UEEF involvement at the opposing end here, though nothing concreat to support that, other then that i follow kain and sara's logic here :P not sure if im missing anything though i know i haven't gathered everything. ))
[09:29:58] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( though with us out of the way theres no one to stop what was mentioned because it doesnt seem the UEEF is giving them much support :P ))
[09:30:15] GM: that part is true enough
[09:30:20] 2Lt. Sarah: (( yeah, likely other REF involvement. Well, whoever was paying them had a snap drive, that's not exactly standard pirate tech ))
[09:30:37] GM: that is also true
[09:30:54] GM: (regards the SNAP drive…))
[09:31:09] 2Lt. Sarah: (( so it's either stolen from a ship during the war, or it was supplied to them by those wanting rid of the Havoc ))
[09:31:40] GM: there is a third option
[09:31:53] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( also the weapons, i mean we know their are arms dealers and we know they've hit and taken some of our gear weather it be from hitting a UEEF ship or hitting an Ally that utilizes our gear, they could have just as easily been supplied the gear by an opposing party within the UEEF with a political or even militeristic agenda ))
[09:31:55] GM: well, the second option is valid as well
[09:32:22] 2Lt. Sarah: (( also, that second ship left as soon as we might have gotten into our sensor range ))
[09:32:29] 2Lt. Sarah: (( which means that those aboard it knew our sensor range ))
[09:32:38] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( we could run the serial numbers on some of the gear see who it belongs to im sure thats still an option in the future ))
[09:32:39] Capt Kain Crockett: ((Colonial?))
[09:32:42] 2Lt. Sarah: (( and did not4 want the class of ship being seen. ))
[09:33:09] Capt Kain Crockett: ((There are two groups that would know the range the UEEF, and the Colony that helped build it.))
[09:33:09] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( unlike filing off the seriel numbers of a gun im sure the cyclones is allot like a car or jet every part accounted for and seirialized
[09:33:37] 2Lt. Sarah: (( that could imply someone in the REF directly, almost. since the pirates had no contact with their benefactors. ))
[09:34:10] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( not just the cyclones but mecha, and aircraft and engines and just allot of the tech in general ))
[09:34:19] GM: (9well, sensor ranges are pretty standard, (there is that chart) so, there is the option that yes, they knew what the ranges are, or, they had a ballpark figure based on the known ship classes in the area
[09:35:59] GM: ((kain, there is a third group that may know the ranges…Any intelligence agancy worth their name (I'm pretty sure the russians knew our radar ranges (or, the ballpark) and still do)
[09:36:00] 2Lt. Sarah: (( they folded out literally right before we would have had the distance close enough to ID, did they not? ))
[09:36:36] GM: ((yes Sarah, darn near to that, within a margin of error of 20,000 km
[09:36:38] 2Lt. Sarah: (( that on top of the snap drive says volumes. ))
[09:37:52] GM: Okay, so, someone knows the radar capabilities, of teh ship (or, a darn educated guess) That We can put in stone.
[09:38:17] GM: the SNAP drive as sarah says, says volumes.
[09:38:44] GM: there is the concerted and dedicated effort to bushwack or otherwise hinder the Havoc
[09:39:25] GM: there is the effort to silance the Havoc and the colony via kidnapping, assassination (attempts) and terrorism
[09:39:48] GM: There is a Kokiri Minister of Trade, dead, that we can confirm was on the take
[09:40:13] GM: there are medical supplies being stolen, to what end?
[09:40:45] GM: and now, evidance of a (as James put it) genengineered kitty
[09:40:48] 2Lt. Sarah: (( the trade minister was killed by the children of gaia wasn't he? or whatever that group was. ))
[09:40:55] GM: ((yes))
[09:41:00] 2Lt. Sarah: (( so some of them are on the take as well obviously ))
[09:41:05] 2Lt. Sarah: (( separately. ))
[09:41:39] GM: ((either yes, or an attack of oppurtunity (remember the MoT wasn't exactly liked by the CoG))
[09:42:25] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( With everything we know we have to be thankful their trying to keep it all low key and quiet and remain hidden from us. Because if they didn't theirs no way the havoc dould handle it from all sides. Seems like allot of parties involved… to many to handle outright ))
[09:42:58] GM: ((so, apparenlty he got spooked, when the the Major's investigation got close, and he bolted, without is security entourage, so, either the CoG was on the take and took him out, or saw an oppurtunity to kill him as he ran without protection))
[09:43:34] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (((
[09:44:11] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: ((( " 1… 2… 3… 3 licks" … "the world may never know " )))
[09:44:18] Capt Kain Crockett: ((I'm trying to remember but I can't think of a single named NPC in the last few MONTHS that would have the motive to do this. Actually most named NPCs are the Governer and the investigator…))
[09:44:48] GM: What about the unnamed ones?
[09:45:36] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( well the fact that their unnamed doesnt help us either way guess we need to keep digging :P though nothing we have done has shed light tword anyone to go after ))
[09:46:23] Capt Kain Crockett: ((UEEF, Garudan politicianss, Children of Gaia. I'd say the pirates but they were working for the enemy in question…))
[09:46:25] GM: well, lets look at it from a reverse engineering standpoint
[09:46:32] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( and without a hint to a name we cant direct ourselves in a direction, so we have to start with the names we have and hope they shed light and point us in a direction… but what question to ask… thats what we need to figure out ))
[09:46:37] GM: and James is on the right track
[09:46:51] GM: what has occured to the Havoc, and who could influance that?
[09:48:31] 2Lt. Sarah: (( they've been pushed further into a hiding place for assignment as things have gone along, that could only be caused by REF, or REF suppliers pressuring REF upper command. ))
[09:49:22] GM: close carrie, but to far up the food chain
[09:49:38] Capt Kain Crockett: ((yay! That ancient conspiracy against Sarah from years ago is back! Let's feed it a planet-buster bomb.))
[09:50:29] Capt Kain Crockett: ((REF "regional" command))
[09:50:32] GM: recall my long winded prior monologues on things that have occured
[09:52:05] GM: ((I cant GIVE you the answer, but it's right onthe tip of your tongues))
[09:52:39] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( im not sure what we're trying to figure out now :P ))
[09:52:55] GM: ((…))
[09:53:35] GM: ((so really LV, ALL the hints, and events I've been telling you for months…havent made you even slighty curious?))
[09:54:18] GM: ((not even a little bit?))
[09:54:26] 2Lt. Sarah: (( hmm. heh, yeah, the ancient conspiraccy against me is back. Whee! ))
[09:54:30] 2Lt. Sarah: (( thought that might be it ^+^ ))
[09:54:36] 2Lt. Sarah: (( ^_^ ))
[09:54:43] GM: ((not everything is about you sarah!))
[09:55:07] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( no because it keeps bobbling around, atm what is the ? ))
[09:55:23] 2Lt. Sarah: (( lol ))
[09:55:27] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( hense my comment im not sure what we're trying to figure out ))
[09:55:32] 2Lt. Sarah: (( I'm kidding, I'm just agreeing sice James mentioned it ))
[09:55:55] GM: Oh well…
[09:55:58] 2Lt. Sarah: (( and I got a good laugh from it ))
[09:56:04] GM: I guess we'll move forward.
[09:56:13] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( ok here has been the course of the conversation im seeing broken down ))
[09:56:20] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( and you'll get my confusion ))
[09:56:28] GM: What are your recommendations to the skipper? And what are your suggestions on what to do with the priosner?
[09:56:34] 2Lt. Sarah: (( we're still TRYING to figure it out, Chris, despite the jokes. ))
[09:56:42] Capt Kain Crockett: ((clearly whatever you thought was a juicy bit of information we thought was dull and unattractive, and passed it by…))
[09:57:10] GM: ((nod nod, but those are two good questions you will have to answer regards the skipper and prisoner, so, keep that in mind))
[09:57:14] Capt Kain Crockett: ((which just means you geared it for the wrong crowd.))
[09:57:15] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( nm remains confused :P the conversations has jumped from topic to topic within the original topic, i have a headache :P ))
[09:57:34] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( trying to figure out what we are or were talking about ))
[09:57:52] 2Lt. Sarah: (( we're tlaking about the great conspiracy from somewhere agaist our ship ))
[09:58:00] 2Lt. Sarah: (( which all of this is a part of ))
[09:58:30] GM: ((the thing that get me is that you have all the pieces, and they are ont he table within this session, you've actually typed them yourselves, you just need to take it that one step further to get a who, the why, is moot at this point.
[09:59:16] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: you cant get a who
[09:59:33] GM: ((not a specific who, but at least a general who))
[09:59:39] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( as we have established the only named players dont fit the bill further investigation is needed lol ))
[09:59:58] GM: ((you think I'm gonna make it so easy as to give the big bad a name?))
[10:00:07] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( we did that, problem is their to large so we have a very general who ))
[10:00:15] GM: ((although…I did…))
[10:00:59] Capt Kain Crockett: ((CO TF181))
[10:01:08] GM:
[10:01:12] GM: Bingo!
[10:01:29] 2Lt. Sarah: (( :p ))
[10:01:44] Capt Kain Crockett: ((That took digging through the logs…))
[10:02:03] 2Lt. Sarah: (( that's why the logs re on the site, though I admit, I'm bad about remembering as well. ))
[10:02:11] 2Lt. Sarah: (( I'm known to have memory isses thogh ))
[10:02:16] 2Lt. Sarah: (( though ))
[10:02:18] GM: ((thats why the logs are on the site!))
[10:02:33] Capt Kain Crockett: ((I knew Anji mentioned SOMETHING, but the best I could remember it as was "REF Regional Command."))
[10:02:59] GM: Okay, and who would have the ability to influance CO TF181
[10:03:20] Capt Kain Crockett: ((It's perhaps not strictly accurate, but that's what I understood it as.))
[10:03:29] Capt Kain Crockett: ((The AO?))
[10:04:05] Capt Kain Crockett: ((no wait, misread that…))
[10:04:53] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( im lost again, and have a headache, problem with the logs is this : (5) Capt Kain Crockett: ((That took digging through the logs…)) we need to start noting the key stuff because other then catching up on something i missed i skim through them and if ever i have to hunt for something i wont thats too much to hunt through… ever try to find a term in a text book that isnt in bold? and spend hours looking… thats the equivelent to that :P ))
[10:05:04] Capt Kain Crockett: ((Fleet command.))
[10:05:07] 2Lt. Sarah: (( wait, it is under a tirolian flag now, would that one guy from clear back at start who ran when the Haydonites occupied be back somehow to cause us trouble with the tirolian government? That guy who escaped with the kidnapped kid or whoever? ))
[10:05:22] 2Lt. Sarah: (( back in the battle of Tirol? ))
[10:05:47] 2Lt. Sarah: (( or is that way out of left field? ))
[10:06:18] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( im already lost again lol ))
[10:06:40] 2Lt. Sarah: (( something that happened a couple years or so ago, LV. ))
[10:06:46] 2Lt. Sarah: (( you're not expected to get that ref ))
[10:06:49] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( Carrie pushed me overboard after kain gave me a life vest :P ))
[10:06:57] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( you can find me bobbing down the side of the boat ))
[10:07:00] 2Lt. Sarah: (( that was the first battle of the game after Reflex Point ))
[10:07:01] GM: ((I'll just let you have this one, since, I'm sure your characters would know it, , You have in the cahin, the ship captians for the various commands within TF181, then you have the TF181 CO, then you have his boss, which is back on Tirol, and then you have the locals, the various politicos that are able to have access to said CO and 'voice grievances'
[10:07:10] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( ah cool ))
[10:07:53] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( so our chain of command ))
[10:08:21] 2Lt. Sarah: (( so which politicos have we pissed off specifically in the course of the game? ))
[10:08:52] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( thats a ? for you guys i arived at "here you go marines heres a ship " lol ))
[10:08:59] GM: No, any commander in a foreign country has to take into account the locals 'needs' and 'desires' I garuntee you while Gen Patreus reported to DC, he sure as shit broke bread with the Iraqui's in charge…
[10:09:32] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( no doubt ))
[10:10:58] GM: ((sarah, well, I do recall telling those that hated to go to the Parties, about certian attitude's of the digintaries present there.))
[10:11:40] 2Lt. Sarah: (( hrm… ))
[10:11:47] 2Lt. Sarah: (( so look back at all the party logs. ))
[10:11:55] GM: ((I'd prolly take a close look at the list of cats sweating Miss Gov. in that hearing she's been forced to testify before…))
[10:12:56] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( thats was a rather brief deal wasnt much posted if memory serves not enough to rais a red flag
[10:13:22] GM: ((I'll grant that…))
[10:13:43] GM: Okay, so suggestions to the Col and priosner disposition?
[10:13:51] GM: What tell, and what do?
[10:14:05] GM: ((so I can move onto the next phase))
[10:14:37] 2Lt. Sarah: (( for one, the discussion has to go to covert types placing transponders on the crates at some point, someone reliable needs to do it, someone we know is with us ))
[10:15:22] 2Lt. Sarah: (( something not on any standard frequency ))
[10:15:31] GM: ((Carrie, that wuld be a good idea if the pirate band you have a prisoner of was still doing drops…it would seem, with what just happened, that htey have 'outlived their usefulness'))
[10:15:34] 1st Lt. Vittoria Silver: (( double ships protection, keep double the crew on ready allerts as well as doubling sentries and flights ))
[10:16:00] Capt Kain Crockett: "Col. Ishida, our chain of command is trying to get us killed. Literally. Someone ((I AM NOT retyping what we learned, Suki does hear it about it though)) on it has been paying off the pirates to kill us and have been bilking medical supplies meant for Kokiri. Get the prisoner into some safe prison somewhere, they'll make a great witness."
[10:16:43] Lt.Col Ishida nods, if she is surpised, she hides it well.
[10:17:07] LtJG Rain Silver: " i'd keep him prisoner on board, if its someone internally they could easily get to him in a prison "
[10:17:17] Lt.Col Ishida agrees with Rain.
[10:17:57] LtJG Rain Silver: " as for kokiri can we make the siezed drops known and force UEEF involvment and aid? "
[10:19:08] LtJG Rain Silver: " if its someone internally running this game they'll have no choice but come into the light and give aid or risk looking suspicious… by doing so we may get closer to revealing them " hmms " then again, im still not fully convinced its military pulling the strings if someone in our chain is involved "
[10:20:01] GM: Make some relevent rolls as a montage of plotting.
[10:23:08] Capt Kain Crockett: [1d20+1] => [18,1] = (19) perc, [1d100] => [51] = (51) vs 80 Military Ettiquette, [1d100] => [56] = (56) vs 71 Intelligence, [1d100] => [49] = (49) vs 65 Colony lore, [1d100] => [100] = (100) vs 65 Detect ambush, [1d100] => [52] = (52) vs 35 Lore: Haydonites, [1d100] => [79] = (79) vs 70 Surveilance, [1d100] => [33] = (33) vs 75 undercover ops.
[10:23:16] 2Lt. Sarah: [1d100] => [32] = (32) vs. 99% tactics, [1d100] => [51] = (51) vs. 79% military etiquette, [1d100] => [55] = (55) vs. 64% Public Speaking (in case someone needs talking to), [1d100] => [18] = (18) vs. 97% trust/intimidate, [1d100] => [60] = (60) vs. 85% Charm/Impress, [1d30] => [12] = (12) vs. 18 IQ, [1d20+1] => [11,1] = (12) perc
[10:23:57] LtJG Rain Silver: [1d100] => [96] = (96) military etiquet vs 60% [1d100] => [8] = (8) intelegence vs 59%
[10:24:02] 2Lt. Sarah also whistles the theme from the A-Team along the side for the montage, somewhere in the background.
[10:24:37] GM: BA: "I aint gettin on no plane Hannibel!"
[10:26:14] WO Febrith Nyx: [1d30] => [13] = (13) vs 23 IQ, [1d20+1 Perc] => 1d20+1 Perc [1d100] => [72] = (72) vs 83 anthropology, [1d100] => [66] = (66) vs 83 astrophysics, [1d100] => [39] = (39) vs 83 m etiqutte, [1d100] => [87] = (87) vs 83 military history, [1d100] => [30] = (30) vs Psych warfare, [1d100] => [62] = (62) vs 92 charm/impress, [1d100] => [53] = (53) vs 68 pyshology, [1d100] => [89] = (89) vs 36 intelligence, [1d100] => [70] = (70) vs 83 Research, [1d100] => [10] = (10) vs 68 interrogation, [1d100] => [56] = (56) vs 79 computer operations, [1d100] => [25] = (25) vs 47 secuction
[10:26:28] WO Febrith Nyx: [1d20+1] => [9,1] = (10) PErc
[10:26:52] GM: good god
[10:27:14] GM: okay
[10:27:19] Capt. Komillia Maeless: [1d20] => [19] = (19) PERC, [1d100] => [66] = (66) vs 30 cryptography
[10:27:27] GM: And Komi helped!
[10:28:24] GM: Okay, you put together your little machinations, letting a little bit here and there leak while maintaining business as usual.
[10:30:27] GM: Ishida, using your recommendations baits a trap, and curcumventing the chain of command in a manner that would not be improper, by reaching out to the 'father of a friend' is able to enlist the help of Gov Ferines father, a member of the Clan Elders.
[10:32:53] GM: a week or so later, a communique arrives from Papa Ferine. In it is the name of a ship, it's IFF codes and flight path. It would seem that a 'non descript' ship will be leaving Garuda with a few important staffers to sitting clan elders, ostensibly on a fact finding tour.
[10:34:28] GM: Papa Ferine thinks this key becuase those same elders have been quite uneasy once the little bait we leaked reached them. Alos, a fact finding mission is usually a nice photo op, the fact that they are taking 'unregistered transport' is sketchy at best
[10:35:56] GM: So, with the trap set, the Havoc manuvers herself in such a way as to shadow the unmarked ship.
[10:36:03] GM: To see where it goes.
[10:36:53] GM: After a few jumps, the unmarked ship rondevous in deep space with a Tou Redir of dubious orign.
[10:37:47] GM: Anyone wanna do anything?
[10:40:36] Capt Kain Crockett: ((trying to figure out if we should shoot it or talk to it. after wracking my brain on your little intrigue puzzle, my brain wants to cool down))
[10:41:00] GM: ((we can stop then for the night, it is about that time anyway))
[10:41:12] 2Lt. Sarah peers at the little meeting. "Well what do you know…" She hmms. "Can we get any IFF or signature of any kind that we could use to track the Redir?"
[10:41:38] GM: ((the Redir is running sans IFF, which means…pirate))
[10:41:53] 2Lt. Sarah: (( yeah, engine sig or anything else would do as well. ^_^ ))
[10:42:00] 2Lt. Sarah: (( figured no IFF ))
[10:42:09] 2Lt. Sarah: (( but meh ))
[10:42:23] 2Lt. Sarah: (( yeah, it is about that time ))
[10:42:32] GM: ((running the 'plant noise' thru the computer you get a hit, it's one of the ships that had made it's base that asteroid, before we rolled in and wrecked up the place))
[10:43:07] Capt Kain Crockett: ((lauch fighters, shoot out the engines, ALL OF THEM, and tell them to surrender or the next shot is the bridge…))
[10:43:17] 2Lt. Sarah: (( yes. On BOTH ships. ))
[10:43:19] 2Lt. Sarah: (( take engines out ))
[10:43:37] GM: ((And smoke while you do it!))
[10:43:58] 2Lt. Sarah: (( how big is the 'nondescript' council ship? ))
[10:45:13] GM: About 3/4 the size of a Taul Detral
[10:46:29] 2Lt. Sarah takes notes, and sends a memo to Nyx asking if there might be any way to make something read as, or mimic, the fold faults, on any kind of scale, as an aside, hoping that she can figure up something to work as an interdictor type ship.
[10:47:59] 2Lt. Sarah: (( yeah, the nondescript ship has a 'friendly' IFF… hmm. ))
[10:48:40] WO Febrith Nyx does the research. [1d30] => [1] = (1) vs 23 IQ, [1d100] => [13] = (13) vs 84 Math Advanced, [1d100] => [47] = (47) vs 83 AStrophysics, [1d100] => [26] = (26) vs 83 Research
[10:50:39] LtJG Rain Silver: (( i can launch the Drones for fast attack to catch them off guard and interfier with their sensors and communications if we attack, im slowly crashing though headache is kicking my ass ))
[10:50:45] 2Lt. Sarah watches the little 'meeting'. "Could suggest something /really/ nasty to try and eliminate the problem, it'd be need to be wiped from the comm logs though, and is really inappropriate."
[10:51:27] GM: Well, since Ishida DID give Nyx permission to tinker with the havoc's ticker… (insert technobabble here SHADDUP LOUIE!) you could create a 'interdiction field' by overloading the Havoc's emergancy fold drive (burning it out in the process) but it will bathe an area 2.5 million km in diameter.
[10:51:56] 2Lt. Sarah: "Any chance we could bounce a comm off their transmitter sneakily, though? If we could make it look like the council ship is responding it would look better."
[10:52:11] 2Lt. Sarah: (( yeah, I'm thinking more one that couldbe activated and deactivated on a regular basis ^_^ ))
[10:52:14] 2Lt. Sarah: (( lol ))
[10:52:18] GM: ((what exactly are you trying to accomplish…might help me out ))
[10:52:34] GM: ((aside from random, hey lets mess with this system or that..))
[10:53:06] 2Lt. Sarah: (( the interdictor idea is basically the SW imp ship and Rebel Strike cruiser (Balance of Power) that prevents ships from going into hyperspace. ))
[10:53:47] 2Lt. Sarah: (( a robotech type one might not be able to force a ship out of fold, but hopefully keep it from folding and getting away ^_^ That was the basic idea, whether the concept wasviable for later ))
[10:54:47] GM: yeah..I mamanged to figure that part out…
[10:57:16] 2Lt. Sarah thinks, looking to the others. "was thinking that if we could 'thank' the council ship for 'helping' us hunt down the ship, and make it look like the ship responded, we might be able to make them think it was a double cross. Too bad they'd run from the Havoc anyway, if they thought it." She sighs, thinking further.
[10:58:53] WO Febrith Nyx: "Not a bad idea."
[10:58:54] GM: Ah, well, Ishida plans to as you suggest, shoot both, while broadcasting 'Surender your ship immediatly and release the ship you have captured." (we blow up both engines 'to keep the captured vessle from being folded away under pirate control"
[10:59:25] 2Lt. Sarah: (( kk ^_^ ))
[11:00:51] GM: But, I'll call it here, and you can think of other nastiness to befall the ships in question for later) I will be out next weekend unless I can get free and clear of furniture moving hell. I will let yall know ASAP erither way.
[11:01:11] 2Lt. Sarah: (( kk. ))
[11:01:14] 2Lt. Sarah: (( hehe ^_^ ))
[11:01:49] WO Febrith Nyx: Alrighty.
[11:01:52] WO Febrith Nyx: Disconnecting from server…
[11:01:52] Dairugger (exit): 23:01
[11:01:55] GM: I figure we can finsih up this 'chapter' next session
[11:02:02] GM: then move onto the next
[11:02:28] 2Lt. Sarah: so this should be chapter 3 act 4?
[11:02:35] LtJG Rain Silver: um ok, sorry head is pounding tonight
[11:03:01] GM: somthing like that
[11:03:05] GM: sorry bout the head LV
[11:03:44] LtJG Rain Silver: its cool im going to lay down and hope to loose it, have to be up in 5 hours :(
[11:03:52] GM: meanwhile I think I have kicked this cold, I'll know more when I wake up tmrw morning lol
[11:04:20] LtJG Rain Silver: gnight all
[11:04:21] GM: peace out yall
[11:04:24] GM: Disconnecting from server…
[11:04:24] Tana (exit): 23:04
[11:04:29] LtJG Rain Silver: Disconnecting from server…
[11:04:29] LV (exit): 23:04
[11:07:04] 2Lt. Sarah: Disconnecting from server…
[11:07:04] Carrie (exit): 23:07


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