Chapter 3: Night 2


[07:40:52] GM: Tirol, night, the woods are silent, all the wildlife driven off by the massive hulk resting before the Marines of the Yukikaze. To their rear and over the ridge line the remnants of the forest fire sparked by the burning debris of fallen Wraiths burn still, casting a orange pall upon the low hanging clouds that are approaching from the north.
[07:42:25] GM: A burnt out swath of churned up ground some 30 to 40 feet wide separates the shattered treeline that you have sought cover within and the ship, still glowing, it's hull undulating in places, as if alive.
[07:45:29] GM: Lt Ishida downloads the image of the Haydonite drone she saw earlier to the group. It is a grapefruit sized sphere with 4 larger legs mounted atop the sphere with two smaller ones mounted below, a trio of what appear to be sensor eyes dominate the center 'face' of the construct (Please look at the Haydonite Section on the website for artwork of it)
[07:47:30] CWO Sarah looks at the image, making a slight face. "Great… Looks like a sentry probe of some kind. It's a good bet the enemy knows we're here…"
[07:47:46] Lt. Jaron ponders a moment "I wonder how many of these little things are around here."
[07:47:54] Lt. Ishida: Probably Han, probably.
[07:48:04] CWO Sarah: (( lol ))
[07:48:15] John: "Ones to many." John says
[07:49:13] Lt. Fallnya: Well, if they are out here…we might want to get in there, do what we came to do and get the heck out of here.
[07:49:54] Lt. Ishida nods
[07:49:55] Lt. Jaron nods "Indeed"
[07:50:09] John: Lets do this then
[07:50:32] Lt. Fallnya: Ishida , Fairman, you're the recon pukes, you're on point.
[07:51:00] Lt. Jaron frowns slightly "Yes and I shall"
[07:51:21] Lt. Ishida: "Roger that." She says, without any hesitation and moves to cross the expanse.
[07:51:21] Lt. Jaron flips down his visor and takes point
[07:52:04] Lt. Ishida looks over at Jaron. "You first?"
[07:52:53] CWO Sarah follows along behind, watching carefully for any trouble, and checking to make sure her RL-6 is properly loaded. She's sure it is, of course, but just wants something to be doing.
[07:52:57] Lt. Jaron nods and steps forward
[07:53:30] Lt. Ishida pushes Sarah back roughly. "You stay, we're on point. We'll wave the lot of you on once we've checked it out."
[07:54:45] GM: The terrain is broken and course, trunks of trees snapped like toothpicks litter the area, but you can see a rend in the hull not 60 feet from your position'
[07:56:34] GM: How do you cross over Jaron?
[07:57:01] Lt. Jaron use thrusters to cross
[07:57:16] GM: Ooookay.
[07:57:53] Wraith: [1d100] => [75] = (75)
[07:58:14] Wraith: Beep boop, I see nothing whirr bleep.
[07:59:08] Lt. Jaron checks sensors as he looks around (Perception [1d20+2] => [14,2] = (16), sensory equip [1d100] => [28] = (28) vs 55)
[08:00:27] Lt. Ishida takes a deep breath then bolts from the treeline in a full sprint, vaults over a tree trunk then continues her all out run towards the rend, stopping herself by landing against the hulk with her back.
[08:01:10] GM: @ Jaron: You can make out the faint heat trace of craft in the air, but your radar shows you nothing.
[08:01:35] GM: In fact it is as if you are in a dead zone as far as radar and active sensors are concerned.
[08:02:36] Lt. Jaron redirects himself in midair and move close the trace "I might have something but the HUD is nearly dead"
[08:04:17] Lt. Ishida sidesteps towards the rend as Jaron lands. She leans in real fast and then pulls back, taking a peek. Then leans back again slower. She makes a hand motion 'clear'.
[08:05:04] Lt. Ishida : You are lucky that truster flare wasn't spotted." She says in a conversational manner.
[08:05:42] Lt. Jaron: "Figured with the heat and fire nearby, it wouldn't matter much"
[08:06:03] Lt. Ishida nods, dropping the issue.
[08:06:22] Lt. Ishida : Cover me. Or, would you like the honors?
[08:06:22] Lt. Jaron searches the area where heat trace was (perception [1d20+2] => [3,2] = (5))
[08:06:41] GM: Whatever it was, it is gone now
[08:08:25] Lt. Jaron nods to Ishida and covers her
[08:09:56] Lt. Ishida nods and moves into the rend, her weapon at the ready in slow measured steps. "I am entering the hulk now…The ar…sssss" Her transmission to the team cuts out as she entered the crashed ship.
[08:11:24] Lt. Jaron comments to others over com "They are jamming us. Heading in with Ishida . Everyone move up"
[08:11:26] GM: Jaron, you can still hear her. "…the area is broken up, lots of debris, structure looks sound, no sign of any crew."
[08:13:57] Lt. Jaron steps up closer the entrance to try and stay close along with in radio contact.
[08:14:26] GM: The interior of the ship, at least in this area, is indeed crumpled, load bearing frames have been twisted and the deck heaved up. What is immediately noticeable is that, what you would assume to be corridors are circular in shape, with no discernible up or down. There are no consoles on the walls and the coloration is pale white (charred in this section) with orange and red highlights.
[08:14:39] GM: John, Sarah?
[08:15:15] John hears Jaron and begins moving toward the ship(Walking)
[08:15:25] CWO Sarah hears the move up order, nodding quickly at it, and trying to scramble over the broken terrain on foot, to be as quiet as possible.
[08:15:42] Lt. Fallnya follows suite.
[08:16:41] GM: As the others enter the hulk they can see the interior as described, conduits along the walls spark randomly and fluid drips from shattered lines.
[08:17:16] CWO Sarah peers around and shivers just a little bit.
[08:17:46] Lt. Jaron comments to the others with hand signals to stay put as he moves in the direction of Ishida .
[08:18:16] Lt. Ishida hunkers down at a branch in the tube/corridor.
[08:19:43] Lt. Ishida : Which way?" She asks. "Straight up, or take the left?"
[08:20:57] Lt. Fallnya: I say take the straight line, harder to get lost that way.
[08:21:00] Lt. Jaron looks to Lt. Fallnya and then says "Left:
[08:21:11] Lt. Jaron: "nevermind then"
[08:21:31] Lt. Ishida : Straight it is.
[08:22:45] Lt. Jaron prepares to tail Ishida at a distance
[08:23:44] GM: Moving forward, as well as towards the front of the ship, the tube veers a slight left and then continues on until it curves up as if a pipe. there are no elevators or stairs, but clearly, the corridor continues on three dimensioanly
[08:24:49] Lt. Ishida leans forward and looks up. "Mmm, continues up for about 15 feet then moves forward again."
[08:26:05] Lt. Jaron looks Lt. Fallnya again "thrust up or go back?"
[08:27:20] Lt. Ishida : In for a penny in for a pound. But, I think we can jump it.
[08:27:50] Lt. Ishida jumps upwards with the cyclones auGMented strength.
[08:27:51] Lt. Ishida : [1d20] => [6] = (6)
[08:28:08] CWO Sarah looks around at the tube/corridor, looking for any doors or anything else along it, while waiting, looking to John. "Odd that there aren't any doors… We sure this is a corridor?"
[08:28:26] Lt. Ishida then slides back down almost tripping Jaron as she lands on her butt. She looks behind her.. "Slippery.
[08:29:41] John: To Sarah,"It could be a maintenance tunnel or even the innards of the engines."
[08:30:07] Lt. Ishida stands back up and 'dusts' her self off.
[08:30:10] CWO Sarah glances to John and cocks her head slightly. "That's what I wondered. Don't a lot of things have tubes like this to deliver fuel and whatnot?"
[08:30:30] Lt. Ishida : "Looked well lit up there." She shrugs
[08:31:04] Lt. Jaron smirks up his visor and tries to jump up himself (piloting [1d100] => [84] = (84) vs 63)
[08:31:23] John: The thought of sudden Reflex plasma bursting through the tunnel has John on edge.
[08:31:45] GM: Jaron jumps up, and likewise slides back down, emitting a sound akin to fingers on freshly clean glass as he does so.
[08:32:11] Lt. Jaron: "Indeed, we'll have use to thrusters instead of strength"
[08:32:43] Lt. Ishida nods
[08:33:06] John: To Sarah, "we'll have to just be content with not knowing for now. But keep your guard up for anything."
[08:33:52] CWO Sarah nods just a little bit. "It's up as far as it can be, simply for being on an enemy ship."
[08:33:58] Lt. Ishida kicks her thrusters up and then a small burst forward as she reaches her apogee.
[08:34:13] Lt. Ishida : Looks clear
[08:34:52] GM: Your actions
[08:35:14] Lt. Jaron thrusts up next
[08:35:40] GM: As you all reach the top you notice the corridor/tube travels on for about 100 feet before it veers off again, there are a few left turns, but the area is well lit, clean and dry.
[08:36:31] GM: the left turns are at 15 feet, 50 feet and again at 75 feet
[08:38:17] GM: thoughts? concerns?
[08:38:23] GM: so quiet…
[08:38:54] Lt. Jaron moves up to the first turn and takes a peek
[08:39:37] GM: The left wards tube takes a sharp upwards climb, but goes up about 50 feet instead of 15
[08:40:26] CWO Sarah looks around at the top of the 'up', and glances around, watching Jaron from her spot, waiting to hear about the first.
[08:40:36] Lt. Jaron: "Everyone care to check the others?"
[08:42:04] Lt. Fallnya moves to check the one at 50 feet "Looks like this one goes deeper in, about 100 or so feet.
[08:42:40] CWO Sarah hurries down to check the far one, to see where it goes.
[08:43:57] John checks the closest one that hasn't been checked yet.
[08:45:16] GM: The last opening leads to a small landing the empties into what appears to be a hanger of some sort, on the bottom, the hull is crumpled, and a score of Wraiths are smashed, crushed within their launch bays. The opening spans the width of the ship ans well as upwards, you can count no less then 100 Wraiths in racks of bays along supports towards the 'center' of the ship, it also appears that the rack towards teh top are empty, and, you can see clouds above as the roof, what you figure to be a hanger bay door, is open.
[08:46:37] CWO Sarah hurries back to the others as she sees the other turn's contents. "The last turn is a launch bay… It's the width of the ship, and there are tons of Wraiths in it. It's open and there are fighters missing, but…"
[08:47:18] GM: before you skelter back, roll a perc Sarah
[08:47:59] CWO Sarah: [1d20+1] => [3,1] = (4)
[08:48:03] CWO Sarah: (( ouch ))
[08:48:22] GM: kk, moving on, lol
[08:49:09] GM: @ John, Jaron checked the first tube, it went up for 50 feet before it branched off
[08:49:36] GM: Well, y'all heard Sarah…what do you do? What DO you do?
[08:50:05] Lt. Jaron looks to Sarah "Good job. Do skip through the bay and making wake up the wraiths or try another way?"
[08:50:16] John: To Lt. Fallnya, "Your orders ma'am?"
[08:50:22] CWO Sarah ahems a little bit. "Waking up the Wraiths sounds like a bad idea…"
[08:50:52] Lt. Ishida : Well if the Wraiths are drones…or do they need pilots?
[08:51:18] Lt. Fallnya: Lets check it out. But yes, lets try not to wake up the Wraiths.
[08:52:01] John makes hi way to the large area with the others.
[08:52:27] Lt. Jaron glances to Ishida then slowly moves towards the bay.
[08:53:32] Lt. Ishida follows up the rear
[08:54:30] GM: You are at the landing. There is a bout a 20 foot drop off into the bay, there is a large central catwalk running the length of the back (fore to aft) that is rather wide.
[08:54:41] CWO Sarah glances to Suki and blinks, trying to be quiet about moving back towards it.
[08:55:08] GM: perc roll please
[08:55:14] CWO Sarah: [1d20+1] => [13,1] = (14)
[08:55:26] Lt. Ishida : [1d20+3] => [6,3] = (9)
[08:55:37] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20+3] => [11,3] = (14)
[08:56:07] John will use the Cyclone sensors to gather any data he can, including video. He will also look for any energy readings or movement.
[08:56:15] John: [1d20] => [3] = (3)
[08:56:23] John:
[08:56:33] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+2] => [4,2] = (6)
[08:56:47] GM: Your sensors are clouded, all but your video. Either the hull is interfering with the scans or something else is.
[08:56:51] CWO Sarah: (( *patpats and hugs John. And Jaron* ))
[08:58:54] GM: @ Lt. Fallnya and Sarah, among the racks towards the bottom you see a decidedly NON Haydonite vessel. It appears to be the remains of a AS-14 Pegasus Assault Shuttle. From this angle you can clearly see that the entire cockpit area has been blown out.
[08:59:33] Lt. Fallnya: Whoa, guys, lower left, 300 feet.
[08:59:58] Lt. Fallnya: You see what I see?
[09:00:11] CWO Sarah blinks at the shuttle and nods. "I saw…" She frowns.
[09:00:58] John: "I see it! Should we check it out?"
[09:01:18] Lt. Jaron glances and lowers his head "Indeed John"
[09:01:34] Lt. Ishida nods
[09:01:59] John thruster leaps over to the shuttle.
[09:02:09] Lt. Fallnya: Ishida and I will cover you, rest of you, get inside and see what you can see.
[09:02:38] CWO Sarah nods quickly and tries to get herself down to the shuttle carefully, trying not to be noticiable if she can help it in case there are sensors watching.
[09:03:15] GM: Lt. Fallnya and Suki move to hidey hole positions to cover you as you enter the broken shuttle.
[09:03:28] Lt. Fallnya: See if you can't find the flight recorder.
[09:03:44] John: "Roger that!"
[09:04:04] John enters the shuttle and looks around.
[09:04:18] Lt. Jaron looks for a way to make it down without thrusters
[09:04:22] CWO Sarah slips into the shuttle, looking around very quickly for any sentries that might be guarding it.
[09:06:47] GM: You enter a scene from Dante's Inferno. The shuttle was obviously used to transport personnel. Not in any assault capacity either. Rows of seat, many with dead in them, some charred, others dead of asphyxiation litter the area. The clearly UEEF troops are un armored, in duty uniforms and flight suits, and you can see personal baggage strewn about.
[09:07:14] GM: Perc rolls
[09:07:20] CWO Sarah: [1d20+1] => [12,1] = (13)
[09:07:44] Lt. Jaron slowly makes his way to the open cockpit, looking about [1d20+2] => [19,2] = (21)
[09:07:45] John: [1d20] => [6] = (6)
[09:08:03] GM: also roll HF
[09:08:20] CWO Sarah: [1d20] => [1] = (1)
[09:08:33] CWO Sarah: (( … lolololol ))
[09:08:43] John: Out loud,"Dear GOD!" He then looks to see if any are still alive.
[09:09:07] John: [1d20] => [13] = (13)
[09:09:14] John: HF
[09:09:42] Lt. Jaron: HF [1d20+2] => [19,2] = (21)
[09:10:49] CWO Sarah: (( and Sarah's comfort level falls dramatically ))
[09:11:06] GM: @ Sarah, you note that none of the ranks you can see but one, are over O-1 or E-2, the one rank that is above them all is a O-2 and she appeared to have been part of the flight crew. @ Jaron, you note that the cockpit bulkhead has been blown in, apparently by what did the cockpit itself, Some escape pods have been jettisoned but not all. the flight recorder should be at a panel near your feet, if the AS-14 design is anything like you remember (based off of Pilot light and medium spacecraft)
[09:12:07] GM: @ Sarah, you heave. and if you don't open your faceplate, you are going to fill the helmet with sick
[09:12:30] John: ewww!
[09:12:50] Lt. Jaron moves to the where the flight recorder is and comments to John over the radio "You ok back there?"
[09:13:25] CWO Sarah draws to a stop as she looks at the slaughter, and how young and low ranking everyone is. She turns back over and pops her helmet, trying to throw up in a corner away from any bodies, to avoid disrespecting them. "All children."
[09:13:50] John: "I'm alright LB, but Red is getting sick." He chuckles lightly.
[09:14:46] GM: @ Jaron, you pop the panel off and the black box that is actually bright orange is in its place.
[09:15:42] CWO Sarah looks up at John and sighs, gesturing at the ranks. "The highest ranked is only O-2, the enlisted ones aren't over E-2 either. people just fresh from schooling being ferried somewhere for assignment, if I had to guess."
[09:17:34] John: "Yes, it's very sad. There's nothing we can do for them now though. Brass will have to send a shuttle to extract the bodies."
[09:17:56] Lt. Jaron grabs the recorder and heads to John and Sarah, looking about "Sad and sorry for them for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It part of being a soldier"
[09:18:48] CWO Sarah nods just a little bit at that, and looks down. "Wonder if anyone survived…"
[09:18:55] John: "Lets get out of here."
[09:19:04] GM: perc rolls
[09:19:14] CWO Sarah: [1d20+1] => [8,1] = (9)
[09:19:15] John leaves the shuttle
[09:19:24] John: [1d20] => [13] = (13)
[09:19:31] 2 Lt. Komillia: [1d20] => [12] = (12)
[09:19:43] Lt. Jaron turns about reading to leave, looking one last time [1d20+2] => [8,2] = (10)
[09:20:16] GM: @ Komillia, tired, dehydrated, dazed and confused, in your dark space, think, you hear voices.
[09:20:44] 2 Lt. Komillia: *weakly* Hello, anyone there?
[09:21:07] GM: @ John, you think you heard Sarah say something
[09:21:50] John turns around and says to Sarah, "Huh? You say something?"
[09:22:52] CWO Sarah blinks and shakes her head slightly. "No… I didn't…" she frowns a little bit.
[09:23:09] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow (detect ambush [1d100] => [83] = (83) vs 60, detect concealment [1d100] => [65] = (65) vs 55)
[09:23:54] CWO Sarah blinks around. "Thought we were alone in here…" She closes her eyes, to see if she can notice anything else in any other way.
[09:24:00] GM: @ Jaron : the goggles, they do nothing
[09:24:01] John: "I thought I heard someone." He takes another look around and listens intently.
[09:24:56] 2 Lt. Komillia tries to get up and look at whose nearby, or if she is just hearing things.
[09:26:07] 2 Lt. Komillia: Hello?
[09:26:31] GM: percs
[09:26:36] John: [1d20] => [4] = (4)
[09:26:39] 2 Lt. Komillia: [1d20] => [4] = (4)
[09:26:39] CWO Sarah: [1d20+1] => [8,1] = (9)
[09:27:12] GM: wow, you heard something, but damned if you can figure out from where
[09:27:33] GM: well, wait, lets get Jaron's roll first
[09:27:41] CWO Sarah: (( *nod* ))
[09:27:44] That's the Tab key, Dave
[09:28:27] GM: Jaron?
[09:29:14] CWO Sarah: (( *pokes Jaron with a stick* ))
[09:29:31] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+2] => [3,2] = (5)
[09:29:43] GM: Look! A bunny!
[09:29:58] 2 Lt. Komillia summons all the willpower she can, and starts making as much noise as possible. If there is help nearby, hopefully they'll find her, if not she's not long for the world anyway…
[09:30:25] GM: @ Komillia, as you wake up more, and become more alert you can hear footfalls on the deck of the shuttle.
[09:30:48] GM: How are you making noise there Komi?
[09:30:52] Lt. Jaron stores the recorder "Lets get out of here, unless you two are seeing or hearing ghost"
[09:31:29] 2 Lt. Komillia: By punching things, kicking whatever is nearby, and trying to scream…
[09:31:39] GM: roll percs +8
[09:31:57] CWO Sarah: [1d20+8] => [1,8] = (9)
[09:32:09] GM: /facepalm
[09:32:15] John: [1d20] => [18] = (18)
[09:32:34] 2 Lt. Komillia: (( Hook/Action points, check the house rules section under general information near the bottom of the page… ))
[09:32:49] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+10] => [11,10] = (21)
[09:32:50] GM: John hears something now, a clattering from the rear of the shuttle.
[09:33:02] GM: So does Jaron
[09:33:14] John hears the pounding from under the deck and shouts! "There's someone under the deck!!"
[09:33:26] Lt. Jaron brings rifle to the ready & follows
[09:33:36] Lt. Jaron: "lead John"
[09:33:49] GM: Actually, in a storage locker towards the ass end of the crew cabin…
[09:33:59] John: ok
[09:34:44] John hears the pounding from the locker and shouts! "There's someone under the deck!!"
[09:35:00] John: In that locker!
[09:35:29] John moves over to it and tries opening it.
[09:35:39] GM: The locker door is bent and twisted, and a chair with half a corpse is lodged against it
[09:36:30] John: "Hold on in there, we hear you!" John moves the corps aside and yanks on the locker door.
[09:37:17] GM: After a few tugs the door pulls free. Inside you see… (go ahead and describe yerself there James)
[09:38:55] 2 Lt. Komillia is a tall 6'0" woman with a somewhat curvy build, she has green hair that has been cut short and violet eyes. She is wearing a tattered flight suit.
[09:39:23] 2 Lt. Komillia: *in Zentraedi* Thank you.
[09:39:55] Lt. Jaron lowers rifle and sighs as its another Zent

[09:39:45] GM: 2 Days earlier: Maridian II Agri Colony, 167th Colonial Reserve: Commandants office. (dt)
[09:41:08] Commandant: Gamjin, Komillia, here are your orders, UEEF high command wants you aboard that shuttle out there. You're getting your shot, I hate to lose you, but, I know how much you hate this blasted rock.
[09:41:47] Commandant stands and salutes, then shakes the hand of the two young Zentraedi pilots before him "Do us in the 167th proud."
[09:42:04] 2 Lt. Gamjin: "Thank you, sir. It has been an honor serving with you." Returns the salute.
[09:42:45] 2 Lt. Komillia salutes. "It wasn't so bad but I'll be glad to honor our parents' sacrifice in the wider war.
[09:44:04] GM: The AS-14 shuttle, pride of the 167th Reserve fleet, one of only three on Maridian II sits on the tarmac waiting you. The heat is oppressive, to an outlander, but, you are used to it. Approaching with your duffles a young O-2 returns your salutes and checks your name off a roster. "Welcome aboard."
[09:44:49] 2 Lt. Komillia as she climbs aboard the shuttle, "Thanks."
[09:45:44] 2 Lt. Gamjin nods politely and seeks a place to stow his gear.
[09:45:54] 2 Lt. Gamjin: Any idea where we're headed?
[09:46:01] 2 Lt. Komillia: None.
[09:46:04] GM: Aboard the shuttle are other familiar faces, Derek from the 35th Reserve Support Battalion, a few others from the 18th Colonial Militia. You are greeted with vigor and jubilation. Derek smiles "Finally getting out of here. Man, I cant wait for some real action."
[09:46:44] 2 Lt. Gamjin: Just be sure not to lose your head.
[09:46:58] 2 Lt. Komillia: C'mon, a little passion never hurt anyone.
[09:47:28] 2 Lt. Gamjin: Do you even read causes of death reports.
[09:47:43] 2 Lt. Komillia: Those were hot-heads, not hot-bloods.
[09:47:58] 2 Lt. Gamjin groans at his sister's comments.
[09:48:22] GM: The shuttle lifts off, and in time you see the graceful lines of a UEEF Garfish cruiser. You have never seen such a large ship. Sure, you have seen the landed Thuverl-Salan that makes up the Merdian II industrial sector, but in flight, in person…
[09:49:23] 2 Lt. Gamjin just looks at the Garfish impassively, not letting anyone see his emotions.
[09:49:53] 2 Lt. Komillia: Now that is a ship, but the UEEF could probably use a bit more Zentraedi designs.
[09:50:21] GM: A few Alpha fighters flit past as you hear the pilot over the intercom "All right, seat backs up and trays stowed." he jokes "Fold operations will commence pretty soon, so, sit back and enjoy the ride." Outside, the Garfish spins up it's FTL, and extends it's fold sphere to maximum, taking it, the shuttle and the nearby alphas with it.
[09:51:43] GM: After a few minutes in fold, your first time, you lurch forward as you 'lose' inertia. Outside the windows you see Tirol, birthplace of the Robotech Masters. Recognizable from your history classes.
[09:52:37] 2 Lt. Komillia: I wonder if our parents ever saw the world they used to fight for?
[09:52:52] 2 Lt. Gamjin: Probably, not they were just slaves.
[09:53:07] 2 Lt. Komillia slaps Gamjin for his cold logic.
[09:54:30] GM: As you gaze out the window you see one of the Alphas flying past. Suddenly, there is a flurry of red and the Alpha is peppered by cannon fire. the cockpit shatters and is engulfed in flame, and horrific slow motion you see the pilot ripped in half and tumble from the plane as the Alpha continues on then finally, detonates. a split second later a gray black and red blur hurtles past.
[09:55:20] GM: You hear clamoring of panic from that side of the shuttle as others crane their necks to see "Holy crap I think we're under attack." a voice says
[09:56:05] 2 Lt. Komillia: And we're sitting ducks. Gamjin, you have fighter pilot training get up there and do something.
[09:56:35] 2 Lt. Gamjin: That would be a bad idea, I'm sure the crew now this craft's abilities better than I.
[09:57:16] GM: The shuttle lurches as if hit by an invisible hand, and you can hear the dull Vrrrr Vrrrr of the AS-14's defense turrets as the shuttle tries to defend itself.
[09:58:23] GM: Suddenly the craft shudders hard, and those standing are thrown to the roof of the craft, a few, die instantly as the impact snaps necks and crushes heads. You feel the ship listing, as the cabin begins to fill with smoke
[09:58:58] 2 Lt. Gamjin: We need to get to the escape pods, we're not going to last at this rate.
[09:59:07] 2 Lt. Komillia: After you.
[09:59:29] GM: As if on cue, you hear on the over head. "All crew and passengers, get to the nearest escape pod now!"
[10:00:34] GM: The cabin is now in a panic, a few, maintain some semblance of military bearing, but the vast majority have gone beyond panic. Some, numb with shock, remain in their seats, a few hug on another, others hold hands, some, lift prayers.
[10:01:14] 2 Lt. Komillia follows behind Gamjin as they get to the pods. Gamjin tries pushing his sister into the pod only to receive a painful reminder that she has the superior combat training as she kicks him into the pod.
[10:01:26] 2 Lt. Komillia: Sorry little bro, wisdom before beauty.
[10:01:30] GM: The shuttle lurches again, you can see an Alpha fly past a window, launching a flurry of missiles, doing yeomans work, trying to defend the stricken shuttle.
[10:01:59] GM: At the pod you see it is all but full, one of the crew looks at you with fear filled eyes "We have room for ONE more!"
[10:02:44] 2 Lt. Komillia kicks her little brother into the pod, then slams on the controls to close the door.
[10:03:16] 2 Lt. Komillia: Sorry, older sisters priorities. Besides, I'm more determined then you. I'll survive.
[10:03:43] 2 Lt. Komillia starts looking for some gear or shelter of some kind.
[10:03:44] GM: The pod blasts free of the shuttle, just as it heaves again, hard, the impact throwing you to the bulkhead as a rush of flame jets past you.
[10:05:12] GM: The cabin is bedlam. the flam gout killing those still in their seats. you can see the windows beginning to spider as a large shadow looms overhead, looking out the window you can see that whatever it is, it's huge.
[10:05:42] 2 Lt. Komillia tries to duck out of the way into the nearest cover.
[10:05:57] GM: A nearby service locker is nearest to you.
[10:06:26] 2 Lt. Komillia ducks into the locker and closes it behind her.
[10:08:14] GM: The shuttle lurches again, and you hear a terrible bang as the door is indented inwards, you hear the unmistakable high pitched hissing of air escaping as the shadows envelop you, you feel the shuttle shudder once more, just before you lose consciousness.
[10:09:04] Lt. Jaron: ..
[10:09:46] GM: Present Day: Interior of a crashed Haydonite Fantoma Class ship…
[10:10:01] John: Though John doesn't speak Zent he has heard it enough to recognize she is speaking it. He nods and pulls her out of the locker. He lifts her into his arm's and rushes her out of the shuttle fearing she may see the dead crew members about the shuttle..
[10:10:23] GM: Suki and Lt. Fallnya, roll percs
[10:10:32] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20+3] => [6,3] = (9)
[10:10:36] Lt. Ishida : [1d20+3] => [13,3] = (16)
[10:11:07] Lt. Ishida : I hope you guys are finished in there. We have company, stay small on your way out.
[10:11:29] Lt. Jaron follows John and motions Sarah out
[10:11:57] John: On comm, "We have a survivor here!"
[10:12:00] CWO Sarah flinches and tries to slip her way out quietly.
[10:12:06] Lt. Ishida : Roger that.
[10:12:46] 2 Lt. Komillia makes a wry face at being carried but keeps quiet guessing they were not in a place a lot of noise would be appreciated right now.
[10:12:51] Lt. Jaron brings up the rear
[10:13:47] 2 Lt. Komillia: ((brb))
[10:14:28] GM: As you exit the shuttle, you see Ishida pointing upwards towards the cat walk.
[10:15:16] 2 Lt. Komillia: ((back))
[10:15:19] John looks over to where she was pointing.
[10:15:31] Lt. Jaron glances to the catwalk and prepares to follow
[10:15:55] GM: Upon the cat walk, you see a Haydonite Infiltrator walking past, slowly, lazily almost. 6
[10:16:51] 2 Lt. Komillia frowns, feeling rather naked in this situation.
[10:17:20] GM: Following behind it is one of the smaller drones you had seen earlier, instead, it's legs are curled up, and it hovers, bobbing up and down as it follows it's larger sibling.
[10:18:01] Lt. Jaron places finger on trigger, eying the Haydonite.
[10:18:09] Lt. Ishida : Oh, neat. They hover too.
[10:18:11] CWO Sarah: (( yay naked (j/k) ))
[10:18:19] John stops in his tracks, not moving now.
[10:18:44] CWO Sarah freezes, hand firmly on the handle of the RL-6, ready to fire if she needs to.
[10:19:12] GM: After a few tense minutes, the Infiltrator and his little buddy move down the 'walk.
[10:19:30] 2 Lt. Komillia: ((She doesn't swing that way…))
[10:19:50] GM: what, from the rafters?
[10:19:56] GM: ook ook
[10:19:58] CWO Sarah: (( lol ))
[10:20:34] Lt. Fallnya: I think it's gone, lets get the flock out of here.
[10:21:27] John thruster leaps over to Suki with the survivor.
[10:21:29] Lt. Jaron motions the others to move
[10:21:57] CWO Sarah hurries to get with Suki and Lu, looking around quickly and frowning , worried that more company might show up at any point.
[10:22:09] Lt. Jaron follows
[10:22:41] Lt. Ishida regards the survivor, and merely nods, then hands her her Gallant.
[10:23:43] John puts her down, "I hope you can walk ma'am."
[10:23:51] 2 Lt. Komillia looks at a almost snidely but takes it and ensures its in high-powered (MD) mode.
[10:24:05] Lt. Ishida : She going to need to do more then that to get out of here.
[10:24:09] 2 Lt. Komillia: *in broken English* Yes, I can.
[10:24:15] Lt. Ishida points up at the landing
[10:25:14] 2 Lt. Komillia: ooc: How far is it and would I need to jump/get thrusters?
[10:25:33] Lt. Jaron looks to the landing
[10:25:37] GM: 300 feet away and 50 feet up, yes.
[10:25:52] GM: It's the same landing you came in thru
[10:26:15] 2 Lt. Komillia: I'm gonna need to hitch a ride, hot blood and passion doesn't make up for physics sadly…
[10:26:29] Lt. Ishida snickers
[10:26:46] Lt. Ishida : I have her. Jaron, take point please.
[10:26:47] Lt. Jaron: "Once we get out of here, we can get here the Silverback if needed"
[10:26:49] John: "Allow me ma'am
[10:26:55] Lt. Jaron nods and takes point
[10:27:05] Lt. Ishida nods, and hands her over to John instead.
[10:27:35] CWO Sarah nods to Suki , and adjusts to follow along.
[10:27:37] John grabs Komillia again and thruster leaps to the catwalk.
[10:27:49] Lt. Ishida follows after
[10:28:08] Lt. Fallnya follows as well.
[10:28:46] Lt. Jaron gets in front of the others, looking about for trouble (detect concealment [1d100] => [3] = (3) vs 55, detect ambush [1d100] => [91] = (91) vs 60, perception [1d20+2] => [8,2] = (10))
[10:29:41] 2 Lt. Komillia really wishes she had taken the opportunity to train in a MECT.
[10:29:54] 2 Lt. Komillia er, Cyclone, I meant.
[10:29:59] GM: As you enter the tube/corridor and begin to make your way, Jaron notices nothing out of place, but a few lines along the tube could conceivably house hidden consoles or other assorted nastiness.
[10:31:17] Lt. Jaron points to what he has found "Anyone wish to try?"
[10:31:51] GM: As you move down, you pass the second corridor branch just as from the first, a head and torso floats down and turns away from you to move down the tube, then suddenly stops, as if it just realized, oh shit, I'm not alone in here, and slowly turns towards you.
[10:32:25] 2 Lt. Komillia: Hi, we seem to be lost which way to the lady's room.
[10:32:35] Lt. Ishida : Is that…a Haydonite?
[10:32:37] CWO Sarah: (( *lols* ))
[10:32:49] 2 Lt. Komillia: *as she levels the Gallant at the Haydonite.*
[10:33:04] CWO Sarah levels her RL-6 at the Haydonite promptly, sighting it up.
[10:33:08] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow and aims his rifle "No clue."
[10:33:14] GM: The torso's heads central eye glows "Surrender now addict!"
[10:33:52] 2 Lt. Komillia: Addict? Sorry, I don't pollute my body with anything other than caffeine.
[10:34:20] GM: Init rolls, and, the panels that Jaron had noticed beginning to slide open.
[10:34:44] CWO Sarah: [1d20+3] => [11,3] = (14)
[10:35:03] Lt. Ishida : [1d20+3] => [8,3] = (11)
[10:35:05] 2 Lt. Komillia: [1d20] => [16] = (16)
[10:35:11] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20+3] => [8,3] = (11)
[10:35:43] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+2] => [11,2] = (13)
[10:36:00] Panel: [1d20+2] => [13,2] = (15)
[10:36:01] Panel: [1d20+2] => [4,2] = (6)
[10:36:01] Panel: [1d20+2] => [6,2] = (8)
[10:37:39] GM: anyhow, Komillia, you first
[10:38:21] 2 Lt. Komillia fires a burst at the Haydonite's head.
[10:38:28] GM: roll it
[10:38:35] 2 Lt. Komillia: [1d20+3] => [17,3] = (20)
[10:39:03] 2 Lt. Komillia: (that's taking into account a -5 for called shot.)
[10:39:26] Haydonite: You will be destroyed!
[10:39:27] Haydonite: [1d20+2] => [7,2] = (9)
[10:39:27] CWO Sarah: (( o.o ))
[10:39:41] GM: and then it gets hit… roll damage
[10:39:44] 2 Lt. Komillia: "As if."
[10:39:49] 2 Lt. Komillia: [3d6] => [5,2,1] = (8)
[10:40:27] GM: The torso takes the hits like a champ and it laughs at you. "Feeble creatures! You are no match for the might of Haydon!"
[10:40:47] 2 Lt. Komillia: ((I was aiming at the head via a called shot…))
[10:40:56] Panel: [1d10] => [1] = (1)
[10:41:21] Panel will shoot at the fleshbag that dared to harm my master.
[10:41:40] Panel: [1d20+1] => [10,1] = (11)
[10:42:16] 2 Lt. Komillia attempts to dodge out of the way.
[10:42:24] 2 Lt. Komillia: [1d20+8] => [4,8] = (12)
[10:42:41] 2 Lt. Komillia: ((Err…))
[10:42:57] Panel: You are bathed in a brilliant blue light and your body tenses up as you go numb and darkness envelops you yet again
[10:43:16] CWO Sarah: (( 4. Dodge auto-fail. ))
[10:43:24] GM: Komillia jerks as if electrocuted and falls to the deck, spasming
[10:46:00] GM: Sarah, your turn
[10:48:43] CWO Sarah pulls her Gallant rifle up, seeing how it's just a mouthy little torso, and fires a burst towards it promptly. "Whatev'."
[10:48:50] CWO Sarah: [1d20+5] => [3,5] = (8)
[10:48:55] CWO Sarah: (( rarg ))
[10:49:25] GM: Your shots go wide, hitting everywhere but where the torso is
[10:49:38] GM: Jaron
[10:50:12] Lt. Jaron fires a blast at the panel [1d20+5] => [12,5] = (17)
[10:50:54] GM: roll damage
[10:51:11] Lt. Jaron: [1d6*10] => 10 md
[10:51:23] GM: The panel sparks, but remains intact
[10:52:00] Lt. Ishida steps on one of the other panels, to keep it from opeing.
[10:52:21] Lt. Ishida : [1d20+10] => [17,10]
GM (11:01:20 PM): okay, Lt. Fallnya's turn, she will be hotblooded and shoot the torso
OnlineHost (11:01:27 PM): GM rolled 1 20-sided die: 17
GM (11:01:32 PM): hitting
GM (11:01:56 PM): anyone remember what she was packing?
GM (11:01:58 PM): lol
CWO Sarah (11:02:18 PM): (not especially :p)
GM (11:02:53 PM): I'll say she swing at it with her CADS
OnlineHost (11:03:19 PM): GM rolled 3 6-sided dice: 1 5 6
GM (11:03:27 PM): 12 pernts
GM (11:03:38 PM): The Haydonite reels back, and moves to flee
GM (11:03:57 PM): Panel 2 cannot fire because Suki is standing on it, Panel 3 will fire at…
OnlineHost (11:04:06 PM): GM rolled 1 5-sided die: 5
GM (11:04:11 PM): Lt. Fallnya
OnlineHost (11:04:19 PM): GM rolled 1 20-sided die: 4
GM (11:04:21 PM): wiffing
GM (11:04:29 PM): Komi is twitching for her attack
GM (11:04:34 PM): P1 fires at
John (11:04:40 PM): bk
OnlineHost (11:04:41 PM): GM rolled 1 4-sided die: 3
GM (11:04:45 PM): Suki
GM (11:04:53 PM): to try and free it's brother
GM (11:04:56 PM): smart panels
OnlineHost (11:05:05 PM): GM rolled 1 20-sided die: 12
GM (11:05:35 PM): Suki will have to dodge, not wanting to see if her armor will hold up to the whatever it is…
OnlineHost (11:05:41 PM): GM rolled 1 20-sided die: 17
GM (11:05:51 PM): and nimbly sides steps the blue beam
GM (11:06:02 PM): Sarah, your turn
CWO Sarah (11:07:29 PM): Sarah almost pauses a moment, but decides it more important to protect the others, and fires on the panel that shot at Lt. Fallnya, promptly.
OnlineHost (11:07:34 PM): CWO Sarah rolled 1 20-sided die: 11
GM (11:07:40 PM): roll damage
CWO Sarah (11:07:40 PM): (+5)
OnlineHost (11:07:47 PM): CWO Sarah rolled 6 6-sided dice: 5 1 4 6 5 3
CWO Sarah (11:07:58 PM): (24)
GM (11:08:20 PM): the panel totters, but still lives.
GM (11:08:30 PM): Jaron, your turn
Lt. Jaron (11:08:50 PM): Jaron fires another blast at the panel from before (rolled 14+6=20)
GM (11:09:12 PM): roll damage
Lt. Jaron (11:09:21 PM): 10 MD again
GM (11:09:39 PM): the panel is in worse shape but keeps on ticking
GM (11:10:03 PM): Suki 's turn, she will fire on the panel she was standing on with her EP-37 burst
OnlineHost (11:10:10 PM): GM rolled 1 20-sided die: 11
GM (11:10:12 PM): hitting
OnlineHost (11:10:22 PM): GM rolled 1 6-sided die: 4
GM (11:10:34 PM): x10 = 40
GM (11:10:50 PM): tearing a massive chunk out of it, the thing smokes and sparks, but is still up.
GM (11:11:45 PM): Lt. Fallnya tears off after the Haydonite and smacks him in the back with her CADS… sorry
OnlineHost (11:11:15 PM): GM rolled 1 20-sided die: 15
GM (11:11:17 PM): hitting
OnlineHost (11:11:56 PM): GM rolled 3 6-sided dice: 2 5 6
GM (11:13:08 PM): the Haydonite keeps going as fast as his little hover feet can carry him
GM (11:13:22 PM): P2 is now free and fires at…
OnlineHost (11:13:29 PM): GM rolled 1 4-sided die: 1
GM (11:13:31 PM): Sarah
OnlineHost (11:13:46 PM): GM rolled 1 20-sided die: 15
CWO Sarah (11:14:01 PM): Sarah erks and dodges quickly, trying to avoid the blasts from the device.
OnlineHost (11:14:21 PM): CWO Sarah rolled 1 20-sided die: 17
CWO Sarah (11:14:25 PM): (+12)
GM (11:14:26 PM): And does so!
GM (11:14:38 PM): P3 fires at
OnlineHost (11:14:45 PM): GM rolled 1 4-sided die: 4
GM (11:14:55 PM): Lu, trying to hit her in the back
OnlineHost (11:15:01 PM): GM rolled 1 20-sided die: 20
GM (11:15:04 PM): Hitting
GM (11:15:35 PM): Her mecha is engulfed in the blue light and shorts, she topples and slides forward, and then down the 15 foot slide.
GM (11:15:56 PM): Komi, please roll a avbsaving throw
OnlineHost (11:16:13 PM): 2Lt. Komillia rolled 1 20-sided die: 16
GM (11:16:50 PM): You notice feelings again in your limbs, you are in terrible pain, as if hit by 10 tasers at once, but, you can act, albeit at a -7
2Lt. Komillia (11:17:15 PM): [that my move or can I take a shot at something?]
GM (11:18:21 PM): no, you can act
GM (11:18:31 PM): you may shot things
GM (11:18:41 PM): typo on purpose ^_^
2Lt. Komillia (11:18:58 PM): Komillia gets up just enough to blast the panel that fried her…
GM (11:19:00 PM): how do I shot web!
OnlineHost (11:19:10 PM): 2Lt. Komillia rolled 1 20-sided die: 7
2Lt. Komillia (11:19:14 PM): +1
GM (11:19:15 PM): you miss
GM (11:19:32 PM): scorching the deck nearby the panel in question
GM (11:19:40 PM): P1 fires on…
2Lt. Komillia (11:19:42 PM): [with a +8 bonus -7 =+1]
OnlineHost (11:19:49 PM): GM rolled 1 4-sided die: 4
GM (11:19:55 PM): Suki
OnlineHost (11:20:01 PM): GM rolled 1 20-sided die: 14
GM (11:20:14 PM): Suki will try to avoid the hit seeing what happened to Lu
OnlineHost (11:20:18 PM): GM rolled 1 20-sided die: 5
GM (11:20:25 PM): checking bonuses
GM (11:20:51 PM): she does it, barely (damn twinks)
GM (11:20:57 PM): Sarah your strike
GM (11:21:34 PM): sheesh, can dodge blaster fire like mad, but can't drive a frikkin Silverback down a hill without crashing three times…. >.< world ain't fair
John (11:25:05 PM): John locks a volley of tow missiles each enemy first
GM (11:25:25 PM): Note, some of us, are pretty close tot eh panels
Lt. Jaron (11:25:30 PM): Jaron prepares to fire at panel and sees John "NO!!"
John (11:25:41 PM): fires
CWO Sarah (11:25:53 PM): (*facepalms*)
GM (11:25:57 PM): Slo mo… "Oooooooo sshhhhhhhiiiiiiii……"
John (11:26:11 PM): lol
GM (11:26:35 PM): roll the bones
OnlineHost (11:26:41 PM): John rolled 3 20-sided dice: 11 2 16
Lt. Jaron (11:26:42 PM): Jaron dives to cover the unarmored (my dodge or whatever)
GM (11:26:46 PM): time for some GEN U INE blue on blue
John (11:27:28 PM): plus 1 i think
GM (11:27:29 PM): what target did you fire on?
CWO Sarah (11:27:36 PM): Sarah tries to cover Komillia quickly, seeing the missiles fired.
John (11:27:41 PM): all three
GM (11:27:45 PM): one each
GM (11:27:47 PM): kk
John (11:27:49 PM): two missiles each
GM (11:27:53 PM): roll damage twice
2Lt. Komillia (11:27:58 PM): [Shouldn't Komillia dodge as well?]
Lt. Jaron (11:28:06 PM): (to where -7)
GM (11:28:09 PM): the second missile flies down the hall and booms far away
GM (11:28:15 PM): yes
CWO Sarah (11:28:16 PM): (( and what should I check to try to block? ))
GM (11:28:22 PM): parry
John (11:28:24 PM): damage is?
GM (11:28:36 PM): 1d4x10 if using standard rounds
GM (11:28:44 PM): 1d6x10 if suing plasma
GM (11:28:46 PM): using
John (11:29:06 PM): standard
Lt. Jaron (11:29:08 PM): Jaron covers the unarmored (rolled 10+8=18)
OnlineHost (11:29:14 PM): CWO Sarah rolled 1 20-sided die: 17
CWO Sarah (11:29:25 PM): (+9 to cover Komillia)
GM (11:29:34 PM): roll it
OnlineHost (11:29:35 PM): John rolled 1 4-sided die: 1
CWO Sarah (11:29:40 PM): (( at least partially ))
2Lt. Komillia (11:29:47 PM): Komillia tries to scramble out of the way…
GM (11:30:02 PM): and for the other missile
OnlineHost (11:30:12 PM): John rolled 3 4-sided dice: 4 2 3
GM (11:30:25 PM): O.o
GM (11:30:27 PM): ehhh?
CWO Sarah (11:30:44 PM): (( four missiles, 2 each ))
CWO Sarah (11:30:50 PM): (( I'm guessing ))
John (11:30:57 PM): oh
GM (11:31:02 PM): ahh, kk, so you do 50 to each panel you hit, wiping them out
GM (11:33:50 PM): Komi, roll your dodge
Lt. Jaron (11:33:54 PM): Jaron notices Sarah for the help and glad for the assist and replies to her "Thanks for the assistance, I'm sure she is more grateful than I am" (rolled 10+8=18)
OnlineHost (11:33:55 PM): 2Lt. Komillia rolled 1 20-sided die: 12
GM (11:33:56 PM): and Jaron, your parry as well
CWO Sarah (11:34:07 PM): (( yes. 17+9=26 for Sarah's parry))
2Lt. Komillia (11:34:24 PM): +8 bonus-7 penalty=+1 bonus= 13 total
GM (11:34:26 PM): we are all square now, but, please roll an init for us
OnlineHost (11:34:45 PM): John rolled 1 20-sided die: 13
John (11:34:53 PM): PLUS 2
GM (11:34:58 PM): kk
GM (11:35:30 PM): Sarah, you parried, your attack is used (even tho it was a parry, you used it to cover someone so the attack is eaten
GM (11:35:37 PM): same for you Jaron
GM (11:35:42 PM): John, your attack
CWO Sarah (11:35:59 PM): (( um… ))
CWO Sarah (11:36:08 PM): (( how much damage do we take for parrying? ))
John (11:36:10 PM): will fire my gallant on highest setting at the remaining panel
GM (11:36:11 PM): I used the parry as the bonus modifier
GM (11:36:19 PM): you take 50
CWO Sarah (11:36:25 PM): (( okay ))
GM (11:36:40 PM): pretty much everyone but Komillia takes 50, even you John
CWO Sarah (11:36:48 PM): (( lol ))
GM (11:36:55 PM): Komi, you cant hear much right now however
OnlineHost (11:37:07 PM): John rolled 1 20-sided die: 10
John (11:37:22 PM): + 6 I think
GM (11:37:25 PM): James makes a great GREAT point, blast radius is half, so 25 each
GM (11:37:43 PM): thanks for keeping me honest there James! ^_^
John (11:37:53 PM): plus 2 sorry
Lt. Jaron (11:38:07 PM): Jaron curses over com "For Pete sake's John, use your goddamn head. We have unarmored here."
2Lt. Komillia (11:38:11 PM): [just trying to help my fellow players…]
GM (11:38:39 PM): roll damage John
OnlineHost (11:39:10 PM): John rolled 6 6-sided dice: 3 5 2 2 5 1
John (11:39:26 PM): 18
GM (11:39:35 PM): the panel fries (this is the one Suki had hit earlier) and flops to the ground.
Lt. Jaron (11:40:57 PM): .
GM (11:41:42 PM): Suki says nothing, as she picks shrapnel from her cyclone.
GM (11:42:03 PM): Suki: Everyone in one piece?"
2Lt. Komillia (11:42:46 PM): Komillia: Barely, and people wonder why I HATE missiles…
CWO Sarah (11:42:58 PM): Sarah picks some form her own as well, sighing softly as her light Cyclone took a nice mashing. "This is starting to feel like the Defense of Tirol again. I'm in more danger from my own side than from the enemy."
Lt. Jaron (11:43:42 PM): Jaron glances around "Think so. I think its better we head out before reinforcements come. I have the recorder from the shuttle."
GM (11:44:22 PM): Suki sighs: "Okay, enough. Focus. First, we get Fallnya and get out of here. Seconds we get back to our rides and report in, Third depends on what we hear back from command."
Lt. Jaron (11:45:52 PM): Jaron nods. "Agreed, see if our new Zent can pilot a silver"
GM (11:45:57 PM): Suki takes point.
2Lt. Komillia (11:46:21 PM): Komillia: "I can do basic piloting, but more advanced functions, I've not been trained on."
GM (11:46:48 PM): Suki puts her hand on Johns shoulder. "C'mon, lets move." She says that as suypprotivly as she can, given the near death of a UEEF member due to friendly fire.
Lt. Jaron (11:47:02 PM): Jaron "John, mind assisting Lt. Fallnya, since you wont be able to fire any missiles that way." He moves out, motions Komillia in front of him.
John (11:47:31 PM): "oookay"
GM (11:48:16 PM): Returning the way you came you see Lt. Fallnya has gotten to her feet, , her strength able to move the Cyclone dispite its lack of power. "Son of a *)&%$%#(%$#(" she swears! "bastard got away!"
Lt. Jaron (11:48:58 PM): Jaron listens to Lt. Fallnya's bitching but keeps quiet for now.
2Lt. Komillia (11:49:11 PM): Komillia shakes off the frazzle of the experience and gets in front of Jaron, "Thanks. By the way, I'm 2nd Lt. Komillia Maeless, Bioroid Interceptor pilot, combat specialist and cosplayer."
John (11:49:17 PM): John helps Lu to her feet
GM (11:49:47 PM): Suki blinks at the last part…but says nothing. Then moves to check outside.
OnlineHost (11:49:55 PM): GM rolled 1 100-sided die: 26
GM (11:50:11 PM): Suki: Looks clear, although I'm getting a heat spike from inside the ship.
Lt. Jaron (11:50:27 PM): Jaron nods to Maeless "Lt. Jaron Fairman. No problem, your other protector is CWO Sarah Amdahl"
Lt. Jaron (11:51:13 PM): Jaron replies to Ishida "Well, lets form up and try to contact High command before worse happens"
GM (11:51:45 PM): Suki makes her way with haste to the treeline, then signals the others to follow.
Lt. Jaron (11:52:23 PM): Jaron offers and arm to Komillia "We need to make haste, please hold on"
2Lt. Komillia (11:52:50 PM): Komillia: Thanks, though for the record pretty fast on my feet.
2Lt. Komillia (11:53:01 PM): [Stupid quotation marks…]
GM (11:53:32 PM): Lt. Fallnya, with Johns help, hustles to the treeline
Lt. Jaron (11:54:05 PM): Jaron nods and holds onto her as she skips through the forest "I shall remember that for later"
CWO Sarah (11:56:37 PM): Sarah hurries along to the treeline as well, looking around quickly as she does.
GM (11:56:45 PM): Once the others are nearby Suki lifts her face plate, and with a serious expression looks at the group. "So, um, anyone remember where we parked?"
CWO Sarah (11:57:27 PM): Sarah coughs just a little bit, and sighs. "Didn't happen to leave anything running on either of them, did you?" She looks around the forest idly.
2Lt. Komillia (11:58:23 PM): Komillia: "Er, don't you have a beeper or something to detect it?"
Lt. Jaron (11:58:24 PM): Land nav rolled 19 vs 64
GM (11:58:26 PM): Suki snickers. "I am just kidding. I saved the location on my GPS." She grins.
Lt. Jaron (11:59:04 PM): Jaron sighs and points anyways "That way unless I'm mistaken"
GM (11:59:07 PM): True to her word she leads the group back to the Silverbacks. Komillia, you don't even see them until Suki pulls back the camouflage.
GM (11:59:29 PM): (She rolled a 7 to hide them on her Camo roll)
Lt. Jaron (12:00:01 AM): "Lt. Fallnya, Ishida , care to contact command?"
GM (12:00:14 AM): Suki nods.
GM (12:00:44 AM): Hitman 2 to Home Plate, please respond…
Lt. Jaron (12:00:55 AM): Jaron offers Komillia some rations and water
2Lt. Komillia (12:00:56 AM): Komillia hops into the Silverback and starts looking for canteen to quench her dehydration.
2Lt. Komillia (12:01:14 AM): Komillia: Thanks, I need these.
GM (12:01:31 AM): after a minute the radio crackles to life. as Suki hands her a canteen. "Home Plate here, where the ever loving FUCK have you been?"
Lt. Jaron (12:01:43 AM): Jaron nods "No problem."
CWO Sarah (12:01:55 AM): Sarah smiles and settles onto her Cyclone idly, glancing to Suki and blinking at the radio response.
2Lt. Komillia (12:02:34 AM): Komillia is happily munching what she can, while being careful not to overdose on the water.
GM (12:02:53 AM): Suki recoils at the response. "Um, trying not to get noticed. Glitches have air cover all over the area. Primary mission successful, we made it to and indie the hulk."
Lt. Jaron (12:03:06 AM): Jaron watches Komillia eat up and steps off and begins a circular patrol around the area
CWO Sarah (12:03:59 AM): Sarah hops up after a momentary rest, and starts patrolling as well.
2Lt. Komillia (12:04:32 AM): Komillia glances over the Silverback controls, wishing she had the Speedster she trained on back home, but isn't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Lt. Jaron (12:04:42 AM): Read sensory 22 vs 55, Detect concealment 51 vs 55, Perception 4
OnlineHost (12:05:14 AM): CWO Sarah rolled 1 100-sided die: 73
OnlineHost (12:05:21 AM): CWO Sarah rolled 1 100-sided die: 9
OnlineHost (12:05:34 AM): CWO Sarah rolled 1 20-sided die: 13
GM (12:05:40 AM): There is a pause from the radio and a new voice, warbly, (you know this to indicate who ever it is is using the Yuki as a relay) "Reece, stow it you pompous ass! Ishida , this is Ishida , anyway. The situation is changed, we need you to head to the town of An'versa, about 15 klicks south south east of you. You are to hold in place until relived, that mountain pass the town overlooks is vital!
CWO Sarah (12:06:03 AM): (( RSI, Detect Concealment, Perc for me. Vs 60%, 55% respectively))
GM (12:07:19 AM): @ Sarah. Looks clear out there, the night is cool, the orange haze of the fire still present, if not lesser, and ash mixed with a fine drizzle fills the air.
Lt. Jaron (12:07:46 AM): Jaron stops at hearing the radio, wondering what the deal is.
GM (12:08:05 AM): Suki: Roger that sir, be advised, we located a downed Pegasus inside the hulk and recovered a survivor.
GM (12:10:25 AM): Radio: >pause< Understood, whoever they are, they are yours now, we'll sort it out later. I want you to hold off on mission download until your have made it to An'versa!" There is another pause "Can't tell you much, but, be advised, relief might be long in coming. How copy?"
GM (12:12:02 AM): Suki looks at the group then replies "Hitman 2 copies all 5 by 5. Will download mission log upon arrival at An'versa. Hitman 2 out." Suki sits back and sighs. "You heard the man, we move in 5 mikes."
John (12:12:42 AM): John switches to bike mode
2Lt. Komillia (12:12:45 AM): Komillia settles in the driver's seat and begins powering it up and running system checks.
GM (12:13:27 AM): Suki looks at Komillia. "She's all yours, god know you'll probably do better then me." She flips her face plate down and transforms to bike mode.
CWO Sarah (12:13:43 AM): Sarah moves in closer to hear the radio as well, blinking and frowning at the new orders, eyes widening. She shifts her Cyclone down into cycle mode, getting ready for the trip.
Lt. Jaron (12:14:01 AM): Jaron goes to bike mode as well "Ready"
2Lt. Komillia (12:14:04 AM): Komillia smirks, "As my mom would say, I'm Zentraedi. Of Course, I'll be better at it."
GM (12:16:26 AM): You make it off the mountain. The trek is devoid of enemy contact, but, other horrors greet you as you pass by burned out remains of bioroids and their hoversleds. As you make your way past a creek bed, your heat sensors pick up the trace of Tirolian Wolves feasting upon a carcass of a bioroid pilot, strung to a tree with the wiring from his own mecha not 15 feet away, he has been devoured from the waist down…
CWO Sarah (12:17:05 AM): Sarah winces as she sees that, even as she drives along.
2Lt. Komillia (12:17:35 AM): Komillia averts her eyes, another time she would cut it down for a proper burial.
GM (12:18:05 AM): Suki sighs solemnly, and continues on.
Lt. Jaron (12:18:13 AM): Jaron comments "I love simple recon missions." He keeps driving onward.
CWO Sarah (12:19:00 AM): Sarah snerks softly at that comment.
GM (12:20:16 AM): The 15 klicks go by fast enough, you pass by small hamlets on the way, as you enter the mountain pass you were told about. You can tell immediately why the UEEF needs it protected. Further south are the lowlands and breadbasket of the T'sivar Peninsula, and further on, Tiresia herself.
CWO Sarah (12:20:48 AM): Sarah: "It's one of the first rules of war movies, isn't it? Never believe it if they say 'simple recon mission'. Applies to reality just as much."
Lt. Jaron (12:21:14 AM): Jaron nods "You catch on fast."
GM (12:22:19 AM): Daybreak: Passing by a small lake, you see the sun crest over the mountains. A hamlet atop a ridge resides to your right, and you can see traces of civilization in greater quantity as the land here is bisected by hedgerows and stone walls separating grazing land from farmland.
GM (12:24:25 AM): as you turn a bend you see An'versa before you.
2Lt. Komillia (12:25:10 AM): Komillia: "Kinda pleasant, but its can be a test of will just to survive an attack with just a few Cyclones and a Silverback. Especially if the Haydonites realize it's as important as UEEF command thinks."
Lt. Jaron (12:26:02 AM): Jaron comments "Guess we better introduce ourselves if we are goin to make things difficult here"
GM (12:26:06 AM): Entering the mountain town of An’versa you see an elderly man drive his flock of bidan’s (Tirolian Sheep) across the road ahead of your approach. Faces peek out of nearby windows to view the newcomers. As you make your way thru narrow streets paved in cobblestone you pass by elderly men dressed in homespun outfits of earthy colors; some pause their conversations to observe you pass, regarding you with suspicion. Others just sit on wooden benches clasping wooden canes or hug the sides of the road and keep walking as you drive by followed by babbling children.
GM (12:26:33 AM): Entering the town’s piazza you can see many of the townsfolk milling about a lazy open air market place. A few children, triplets, hide behind the robes of elder matrons. Rugs hang from windows to air, and a pair of dogs roams the square only to be shooed away by middle-aged stall keeps. The smell of fresh baked bread wafts past as, in the distance, further down a narrow street you hear the clanging sounds of hammer on metal from the blacksmith. In harsh contrast to the rustic setting a pair of local militia in Tr-LCA-L Legionnaire body armor stand next to a parked hover jeep eating a meal of cheese and bread.
GM (12:26:41 AM): perc rolls
OnlineHost (12:26:54 AM): 2Lt. Komillia rolled 1 20-sided die: 13
OnlineHost (12:27:04 AM): CWO Sarah rolled 1 20-sided die: 5
Lt. Jaron (12:27:13 AM): rolled 4
GM (12:27:30 AM): ober?
John (12:27:46 AM): k
OnlineHost (12:27:56 AM): John rolled 1 20-sided die: 2
CWO Sarah (12:27:56 AM): (+1, but still)
CWO Sarah (12:28:15 AM): (( wow, unobservant bunch ))
GM (12:28:24 AM): PERC (4-7: Of the people in the square, they are the only ones of military age. 8-13: The townsfolk ignore the pair, but you note that the Legionnaires have seen us but continue to eat their meal, hardly moving.
2Lt. Komillia (12:28:25 AM): [Excuse me?]
CWO Sarah (12:28:44 AM): (( You're the exception, James ))
OnlineHost (12:28:46 AM): GM rolled 1 20-sided die: 18
GM (12:28:50 AM): that was for Suki
GM (12:29:00 AM): 14-16: Their armor is a slightly different in color then those of other Legionnaires that you have seen, in person or in books. 17+ Their armor bears a crest upon it’s shoulder of two snakes intertwined. Both carry the nearly identical clone to the classic Terminator Rifle, the Tr-LLR.)
GM (12:29:17 AM): Dismounting your vehicles you see the towns prefect followed an aide approach. He is an old balding man. He looks at you and your mecha worriedly, but welcomes you regardless.
GM (12:29:28 AM): followed BY an aide
2Lt. Komillia (12:29:52 AM): Komillia whispering: "The legionnaires, don't seem to care for us, or at least more interested in their meal."
Lt. Jaron (12:30:17 AM): Jaron dismounts and removes his helm, soon bows slightly the the old man
CWO Sarah (12:31:30 AM): Sarah shrugs a little bit to Komillia. "Well, they probably haven't seen that much of the Expedition since they took Tirol away from the Invid, I'd guess, as out of the way as they seem to be."
GM (12:31:37 AM): “I am Tullius, Prefect of An’versa. I welcome the UEEF into our town.” By this time the village piazza has filled somewhat as the villagers watch. The two Legionnaires still stand idly, but are watching the meet and greet with interest.
GM (12:31:54 AM): The prefect motions towards the town hall. “Come, come inside, you are a guest.”
2Lt. Komillia (12:32:47 AM): Komillia frown at the tattered state of her uniform and waits for the others to move and follows politely behind.
Lt. Jaron (12:33:07 AM): Jaron nods "Thank Prefect." and follows.
GM (12:33:33 AM): Suki: I'll stay out here with Lt. Fallnya and watch over the mecha.
Lt. Jaron (12:33:57 AM): Jaron replies to Suki "Very well"
CWO Sarah (12:34:05 AM): Sarah glances to Suki , dismounting and nodding just a little bit.
John (12:34:51 AM): John dismounts and follows with his gallant in pistol mode and in it's holster.
GM (12:35:25 AM): Leading you inside, the hall is quaint, lit by oil lanterns. and open windows. The hall seems to double as a meeting place as there are rows of benches and a raised dais at the front of the main hall with a table with three chairs.
CWO Sarah (12:35:46 AM): Sarah keeps her Gallant in rifle mode slung to her back, but pulls her helmet off to look more normal and approachable.
GM (12:37:51 AM): A elderly matron approaches and bows to the elder as he passes by her. She steps in front of Komillia and Sarah, and motions towards a bench towards the back, as the men continue on towards teh table.
2Lt. Komillia (12:38:49 AM): Komillia visibly takes offense at being held back and inquires, "Is there a reason you want us to sit here?"
CWO Sarah (12:40:38 AM): Sarah raises an eyebrow as the path is blocked, glancing over the matron curiously.
GM (12:41:01 AM): The elderly matron looks at you and smiles warmly "The men will speak now. Do not worry yourself to matters of politics." She pats your shoulder in a motherly fashion "The men will speak. Sit here child."
Lt. Jaron (12:41:37 AM): Jaron glances over his shoulder at the women but follows the old man for now
2Lt. Komillia (12:42:48 AM): Komillia: "I am not inferior to a male, I will not be treated as if the goings on of the local population is beyond me, especially when they may concern me."
CWO Sarah (12:43:01 AM): Sarah's eyes narrow for a moment, but she shrugs slightly, speaking quietly. "If things happen, we are as involved as he is."
GM (12:44:20 AM): The matron is not phased in the least and smiles at you. "Tut tut young one. Sit now. and tend your burns. My, you look a sight." She claps her hands and a middle aged woman approaches. The matron speaks to her in Tirolian, and the lady bows and leaved. "Are you to hungry? Would you care fro some bread and cheese?"
John (12:44:49 AM): lol
2Lt. Komillia (12:45:20 AM): Komillia: "I understand I'm a mess but why are you trying to keep from that conversation?"
GM (12:45:51 AM): "Because it can be no other way my child. That is our way, you must understand that. Sit now, rest."
2Lt. Komillia (12:46:43 AM): "For now. But understand, this respect for different cultures must work both ways, and in time if I feel you are disrespecting MY culture, I will ignore yours."
John (12:46:54 AM): To prefect, "Do you always treat emissaries from the UEEF with such disrespect?" He motions toward the ladies.
CWO Sarah (12:47:16 AM): Sarah looks to Komillia. "Maybe it's a good thing Lt. Ishida and Lt. Fallnya stayed outside. Depending on what else is against their way in terms of situations."
GM (12:47:42 AM): She looks at you now with harsh eyes, deep and stern, piercing your soul, but her voice remains soft. "The eyes that watch, must not see; my child. Sit, and rest. "
CWO Sarah (12:48:31 AM): Sarah pauses at that, and the potential implications of it, and her eyes widen. She suddenly goes much closer to 'on alert' as she looks around.
2Lt. Komillia (12:48:47 AM): Komillia sits THREE benches closer than the one she was directed to sit at and makes it plain that she will at least watch the conversation, if not allowed to participate.
CWO Sarah (12:49:27 AM): Sarah moves back beyond the place directed, trying to watch anywhere and everywhere throughout for potential eavesdroppers.
GM (12:49:44 AM): "Tut tut." The old woman says as she leaves "Her fire will be needed I fear, a shame."
John (12:50:23 AM): To prefect, "Perhaps women in your society are not allowed to converse with males, but bin our society they are equals and I request there presence here."
GM (12:51:08 AM): Prefect: It is not that they are inferior, it is that they have their place, in our culture, please, respect that, and know, that I mean no disrespect, it , it is the way it must be."
2Lt. Komillia (12:52:12 AM): I foresee Komillia getting into a fight here, even if she doesn't start it…
GM (12:52:28 AM): The prefect continues by saying "Not all prefect magistrates are, as egalitarian as their peers." he says, as if apologizing
GM (12:53:04 AM): John, you have lived on Tirol, you know he is referring to a person ABOVE his station.


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