Chapter 3 - Night 3


[07:19:23] GM: Let us begin…
[07:19:28] GM: When last we let our heroes they had entered the sleepy mountain hamlet of An’versa. Guarding the vehicles outside the town hall are Lieutenants Fallnya and Ishida, while inside, John and Jaron parlay with the magistrate whilst Komillia and Sarah look on, sidelined by a cultural divide.
[07:20:41] Lt. Jaron listens to John and the prefect chat, waiting for the point to come up.
[07:20:50] James: …
[07:20:53] GM: Komillia has sat a full THREE benches closer then directed to, and Sarah has heard foreboding words from the elder matron.
[07:22:07] GM: John and Jaron sit before the magistrate upon a raised dais at a rough hewn wooden table.
[07:22:22] John says to Jaron,"Don't worry about the girls. Thats just the way they do thing here in the sticks. Just do as I do."
[07:23:14] Lt. Jaron comments "I'm not and never was."
[07:24:20] John approaches the Magistrate and bows. Not a full bow but more like a quick head nod and says,"Thank you for your humble patronage sir."
[07:24:26] GM: Drinks of goats (or what passes for goats on Tirol) milk are served along with a tray of dry bread and cheese.
[07:25:10] CWO Sarah keeps her eyes narrowed as she watches the meeting and the room in general with an air of some suspicion, frowning at the surroundings for the moment mostly.
[07:25:20] John accepts the drink
[07:25:59] Lt. Jaron nods to the server and asks "Magistrate, we have been ordered here but we don't know why. I fear time is of the essence…."
[07:27:51] Magistrate: I see, please, enlighten me.
[07:27:59] Magistrate is genuinely concerned
[07:28:24] Lt. Magna to magistrate, "Have you seen any of the shadow children here recently highness?"
[07:29:01] Magistrate shakes his head in the negative.
[07:29:47] Magistrate: No, not here, we have seen the lights and loud noises in the distance, and, admittedly the militia here seem more on edge of late, but nothing of what you speak of has been seen here.
[07:30:22] Lt. Magna: "Good. Very well then."
[07:31:00] Lt. Jaron takes a piece of bread and asks "Which direction did the lights come from?"
[07:31:04] Magistrate: If we were truly in any real danger, I am sure the Legate Gervase would have sent forces here…
[07:32:07] Magistrate: The lights came from the north east beyond the Crag Ridge, followed by an orange glow of fire that lasted till day break…
[07:32:54] Magistrate: Before that there was a temblor and a large flash in the sky, some day or so ago…
[07:33:10] Lt. Jaron nods slowly as he takes a bite, followed by a drink. "A starship crashed up there and thats the reason we have arrived here"
[07:33:22] Magistrate: I…I see…
[07:33:50] Magistrate stands and bows his head respectfully. (dt)
[07:34:26] Lt. Magna: John is intent on eating his bread but watches intently for his next response
[07:35:13] Lt. Jaron stands as well and bows slightly but asks "Is that the only concern Magistrate?"
[07:35:38] CWO Sarah: (( uh, guys? (dt) means (don't talk) because the GM is typing more ))
[07:35:52] Lt. Magna stands and bows as well
[07:36:07] Magistrate: We welcome the UEEF to our town, we know of the good you have done for Tirol, even here in the provinces. Please stay as you are ordered, but, I ask that you respect our traditions." He looks at the women folk in the hall. "We do things differently here, as do the legionnaires of our militia."
[07:36:46] Lt. Jaron: (wasn't informed, sorry)
[07:36:57] GM: np
[07:37:04] 2 Lt. Komillia grumbles about respect being a two way street, that doesn't work if it's only to be treated as a one-way street.
[07:37:30] Lt. Jaron nods to the Magistrate "Thank you sir, we'll rest a day then be on our way"
[07:37:43] GM: Meanwhile, outside, the two Legionnaire's meander over to the parked Silverbacks…
[07:37:53] CWO Sarah narrows her eyes just a little bit as she's looked at, frowning just a little.
[07:39:24] Lt. Fallnya is sitting in the seat of one field stripping her weapon helmet off for now cleaning it, sighing intently wondering how long the talks are gonna take her shortened purple hair fluttering lightly in the wind as she seems focused and doesn't notice the legionnaires
[07:39:26] GM: One continues to munch on his meal of bread and cheese as his compatriot regards the two…females…standing nearby. After a short glance the one opens the crew compartment of the Silverback with the missile launchers and pokes his head in, while the other looks at Ishida and Fallyna.
[07:40:14] Lt. Fallnya: (that would be the one I'm sitting in lol and the door was open)
[07:40:44] GM: I should have said dt, so we don't get cross talk, my bad, consider him looking into the Other Silverback then…
[07:41:17] Lt. Fallnya: (Sorry i was just stating where i was at and what im doing atm while we wait x.x)
[07:41:25] GM: no prob
[07:42:37] GM: The legionnaire keeps poking around, clearly interested in the jeep like vehicle, Ishida slowly moves closer but says nothing while the other begins to inspect a nearby VR-040, clearly fancying it.
[07:43:41] Lt. Fallnya: (Bout how far is my VR-040 from the light back with the missile pack?)
[07:44:00] Lt. Fallnya: (if i drove it her instead of the light i prolly would have parked where i could watch it lol)
[07:44:25] GM: It and the curious Legionnaire are about 10 feet away, the other Cyclones are parked nearby, giving the town hall the look of a biker bar…
[07:44:48] Lt. Fallnya: (don't talk still?)
[07:44:56] GM: do it to it now
[07:45:21] Lt. Fallnya: "See something you like?" *she directs to the ones looking at her bike.*
[07:45:28] GM: (Note Suki is wearing her 038 in battloid..)
[07:46:51] GM: The Legionnaire looks up at you, then back at the cyclone, and takes a bit from his meal, crumbs fall upon the seat as he pokes at the buttons on the left hand grip.
[07:47:19] Lt. Fallnya: (i don't think it do any thing without the key)
[07:47:33] GM: most military vehicles have keyless starts…
[07:47:49] Lt. Fallnya: (ahh)
[07:47:56] GM: The legionnaire blinks as the top button brings up the targeting display on the dash
[07:48:32] Lt. Fallnya stands coming over shutting the door on the back "Wanna see it do something more interesting?"
[07:48:46] GM: roll a perc
[07:49:00] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20] => [4] = (4)
[07:49:06] Lt. Fallnya: (blind)
[07:49:23] 2 Lt. Komillia: (Do hook points apply to this game?)
[07:50:05] Lt. Magna: [1d20] => [20] = (20)
[07:50:15] GM: He presses the second button down and you see the front fairing of the VR-040 flip open (i.e. the missile bays just opened.) The legionnaire steps back and laughs a "hey, cool" kind of laugh and waves his compatriot over
[07:50:55] GM: John, you walk outside just as the missile bays flip open, you are looking at the business end of twelve mini missiles…
[07:51:02] GM: yes
[07:51:11] GM: James, they do
[07:51:25] Lt. Jaron almost bumps into John "Why did you stop?"
[07:51:58] Lt. Magna: "Whoa! What's going on here?"
[07:52:27] GM: Suki trots back and starts to shoo the legionnaires away
[07:53:12] 2 Lt. Komillia gets up and leaves the hall very poorly trying to hide the anger in her face.
[07:53:18] Lt. Fallnya: "I think the legionnaires are overly curious on our gear…" *She sits on it pressing the button and closes the missile pods closed again and presses the start button and slides the slider up and with a slight jump it changes to armor mode.
[07:54:08] GM: The legionnaires look at John and Jaron, one speaks to the other in Tirolian, the other laughs and they both walk off…
[07:55:01] Lt. Jaron moves out from behind John, eying the Legionnaires leaving. He heads to Suki and the others. "So, they called us because of the fighting and events from the crash site. We are welcomed to stay here in town, if we'd like"
[07:55:18] Lt. Ishida nods
[07:55:51] Lt. Fallnya: "Don't know bout you guys but id feel safer out in the woods right now…
[07:56:08] Lt. Ishida stretches and yawns, rubbing the bridge of her nose, then points to the Anti Aircraft Silverback.
[07:56:08] Lt. Fallnya: no one accidentally fiddling with our gear and blowing us up"
[07:56:38] Lt. Fallnya looks to the missile back.
[07:56:47] Lt. Magna: "I agree. aren't we supposed to be watching the pass anyway?"
[07:56:57] Lt. Jaron nods to Lurana. "Indeed."
[07:57:02] Lt. Ishida: John-kun, Komillia-chan, if we are to hold in place, I think it would be best if you two took a look around, you are both sappers no? Pretend you are the enemy and build us a fort.
[07:57:02] 2 Lt. Komillia: "I'd almost be happier to be back in that locker…"
[07:57:06] Lt. Fallnya: "The town actually."
[07:57:33] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Err, I'm combat specialist…"
[07:57:55] CWO Sarah leaves the hall as well, walking over quickly for her own 038, moving over to check it, glancing around at the others. "We need to be putting ourselves in the best position to defend the pass, if there's an attack. Should someone sit up on the pass possibly, to watch for enemy movement that might be happening?"
[07:58:00] Lt. Ishida: My mistake.
[07:58:59] 2 Lt. Komillia: No problem, ma'am. I just have this thing about explosives, especially missiles. Just so you know."
[07:59:07] Lt. Fallnya: "Jaron did you happen to ask if they had any bioroids and bioroid pilots?"
[07:59:12] Lt. Ishida: Anything we should know about?
[07:59:38] Lt. Jaron: "There is a spot above the small town earlier and there is another point between that town and An'versa"
[07:59:47] 2 Lt. Komillia: Not too much, I just get real uneasy around them, and I'd prefer it if you never ask me to use them."
[08:00:04] Lt. Ishida sighs, closing her eyes.
[08:00:15] 2 Lt. Komillia: "It involves a training accident…"
[08:00:19] Lt. Jaron: "The Magistrate didn't give us time."
[08:00:56] Lt. Ishida: I am afraid that that is out of the question, so far the Haydonites seem , vulnerable to missile weaponry, they seem not to have a counter, or choose not to.
[08:01:40] Lt. Ishida: I would ask that you conquer your fear, and employ any weaponry that will defeat the enemy.
[08:02:03] Lt. Jaron ponders the two lookout point he mentioned to the An'versa and the small town. (military fortification [1d100] => [8] = (8) vs 50, military tactics [1d100] => [84] = (84) vs 55)
[08:02:30] 2 Lt. Komillia tries to maintain military bearing, but maintains an air of I don't like this. "If those are your orders. Yes. ma'am."
[08:03:57] GM: The small town seems to be in a prime location to defend the pass,
[08:04:21] CWO Sarah offers Komillia a sympathetic expression for a moment, quietly looking to the others then.
[08:04:26] GM: But you wont know more unless you travel to the locations and see for yourself..
[08:04:52] Lt. Jaron informs the others "We can setup an initial hard spot there and a back here in An'versa, plus the high points along the way will be to our advantage"
[08:06:26] CWO Sarah listens quietly to Jaron's ideas, and the concepts behind them. (military tactics [1d100] => [93] = (93) vs 74%)
[08:07:27] Lt. Jaron looks the others "So, maybe head up there and check out the location?"
[08:07:40] Lt. Ishida: Hai
[08:08:30] Lt. Jaron nods and heads over to his bike, soon mounting up
[08:09:29] GM: and the others? also let me know WHERE you are going
[08:10:51] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Does anyone here have a spare uniform I could use? Also a first aid kit. I'd like to look like a proper soldier again."
[08:11:05] CWO Sarah heads to her own bike and glances to Lt. Fallyna, cocking her head. "Should we all go then, ma'am?"
[08:11:40] Lt. Ishida shakes her head. "I don't think so. We weren't expecting to find UEEF survivors."
[08:12:15] 2 Lt. Komillia begins to search to see if her wallet survived.
[08:12:27] Lt. Ishida digs for the first aid kit in her standard kit and hands that to Komi. "Have this however."
[08:12:29] Lt. Fallnya pulls out a flight suit. "This good enough?"
[08:12:31] Lt. Magna: "by all means take the time to clean up everyone. I'm going to do the same." John heads for the nearest washroom.
[08:13:03] Lt. Fallnya: "I always bring a spare set of cloths even if its civilian to an opp… never know"
[08:13:15] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow at John and soon starts up his bike,
[08:14:44] Lt. Magna: After taking a few mins to pee and clean up a bit John returns to the group.
[08:14:45] Lt. Ishida snickers at Lurana. "Good job 'Macy's'"
[08:15:25] 2 Lt. Komillia takes the flight suit. "Thank you, ma'am." She then turns to ask one of the local women where she can change.
[08:15:56] GM: You are pointed to an empty room in a nearby building…
[08:16:08] Lt. Jaron puts on a show for the nearby Legionnaires and transforms into battloid as he waits
[08:16:24] 2 Lt. Komillia speaking in Zentraedi "Thank you."
[08:16:31] CWO Sarah glances at Suki and Lu, and laughs just a little bit, glancing around then and settling quietly onto her bike.
[08:16:36] Lt. Fallnya chucks a rock at Suki's armored chest. "least i carry extras"
[08:16:40] GM: The legionnaires put forth a decent front of ambivalence, but, you know they are jealous…
[08:17:13] Lt. Ishida: Must you resort to physical attacks? Really?
[08:17:28] Lt. Fallnya: "course… I'm Zentraedi remember?"
[08:17:48] Lt. Jaron transforms back to cycle and heads off to the small town up the trail.
[08:18:09] CWO Sarah rolls her eyes at the two, glancing to Jaron's retreating form and shrugging.
[08:18:17] Lt. Magna: Hey! you didn't roll to strike with that rock Lu.
[08:18:18] Lt. Ishida snorts with a slight smile.
[08:18:33] GM: I should make her shouldn't I?
[08:18:40] Lt. Magna: hehe
[08:19:02] GM: for shits, roll
[08:19:26] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20+7] => [1,7] = (8)
[08:19:32] Lt. Fallnya: (lol)
[08:19:36] Lt. Magna: lol
[08:19:38] GM: You toss the rock, but fumble, and it lands on your foot
[08:19:53] Lt. Magna: hehe
[08:20:00] Lt. Fallnya: (Ever hear of roleplay attacks that don't matter worth a hoot?)
[08:20:15] 2 Lt. Komillia tries to do some first aid on her bruises. (vs. 45%)
[08:20:21] GM: yeah, but for sheer comedy…this cant be beat
[08:20:22] 2 Lt. Komillia: [1d100] => [89] = (89)
[08:20:24] Lt. Jaron: (yea, but thats funnier)
[08:20:50] Lt. Fallnya: "I'll just have to get you later"
[08:20:56] 2 Lt. Komillia is pretty sure the bandages do nothing.
[08:21:12] CWO Sarah: (( I remember a SW game where someone rolled a poke in the chest and got a nat 20 on it. lol. Pressure point combat for the win, ))
[08:21:14] Lt. Fallnya pulls out a bottle from her pack. "Whiskey any one?"
[08:21:19] Lt. Ishida sees the rock fall then walks over to Lu and makes a pantomime throw, "No, see you need to snap the wrist." She giggles then scampers out of arms reach.
[08:21:57] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20+7] => [15,7] = (22)
[08:21:58] Lt. Ishida looks almost aghast as the whiskey bottle is produced.
[08:22:06] Lt. Jaron is driving along, wondering if the others will follow
[08:22:15] 2 Lt. Komillia frustrated with the first aid kit, tries to make herself look as good as possible in Lt. Fallnya's flight suit. (Wardrobe and Grooming vs. 54&)
[08:22:19] 2 Lt. Komillia: [1d100] => [28] = (28)
[08:22:23] Lt. Fallnya picks up another rock and chucks it at her again (22 for the strike)
[08:22:35] GM: You look hot to trot
[08:22:41] 2 Lt. Komillia: (Yes, a success, effective +1 PB for now, PB 19!)
[08:22:47] GM: Suki lets the rock bounce off and sighs.
[08:23:02] 2 Lt. Komillia joins the others outside.
[08:23:04] CWO Sarah shrugs at the two. command types. "If there's no objection, I'll go with Lt. Fairman." She shrugs, and starts her Cyclone up, riding along and following his Cyclone's trail and engine trace.
[08:23:09] Lt. Ishida transforms to bike mode and follows her on
[08:23:11] Lt. Fallnya: (i thought we decided to stay here?)
[08:23:12] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Having fun without me?"
[08:23:31] GM: Yes, Suki follows the fish… Jaron, sorry
[08:23:43] Lt. Fallnya: "Guess so, thirsty?" *shows Komillia the unopened whiskey bottle*
[08:24:54] Lt. Jaron notices some dust from behind and slows down a little for whoever it is to catch up.
[08:25:10] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Thank you but no. I don't handle alcohol well."
[08:25:38] Lt. Ishida pulls alongside quickly enough, her light bike a little faster on it's feet. She give Jaron a nod.
[08:25:43] Lt. Magna: ((are we moving now?))
[08:25:45] Lt. Fallnya changes to bike mode and preps to move to catch up.* "More for me then when we stop again." *she motions for the Silverbacks for the others to drive them and roars off after the other 2
[08:25:50] CWO Sarah pushes her Cyclone to high speeds, to catch up with Jaron, revving her little 038's engine up nicely. She smiles over to Jaron and shrugs.
[08:26:04] GM: no James, I go with the statement originally made, broken english…
[08:26:23] CWO Sarah: (( should I do a pilot roll to speed up too much? ;p ))
[08:26:35] GM: the road is level so no…
[08:26:44] CWO Sarah: (( okie ))
[08:26:53] Lt. Jaron nods to the both the ladies as they continue onward then asks on radio "What took you all so long?"
[08:27:04] 2 Lt. Komillia: (true)
[08:27:06] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [5] = (5)
[08:27:20] Lt. Fallnya guns it and wheelies it her self (pilot ground vT vs 68%)
[08:27:34] 2 Lt. Komillia looks to see if there is a Silverback to hop in.
[08:27:45] Lt. Fallnya: (both are still there I think)
[08:28:01] Lt. Fallnya: (one for Komi and the other for Magna?)
[08:28:06] Lt. Ishida replies to Jaron. "Cultural issues."
[08:28:38] Lt. Jaron replies to Ishida "I see, I hope there wasn't any trouble"
[08:28:41] Lt. Magna: John transforms to battloid mode and thruster hovers next to the groups
[08:28:59] Lt. Fallnya: (no one gonna grab the heavy back and light back?)
[08:29:04] 2 Lt. Komillia hops in ones, and drives after the group.
[08:29:09] Lt. Ishida: Where are the Silverbacks?" She asks into the groups comm net
[08:29:29] 2 Lt. Komillia taking off in the one without the missiles.
[08:29:31] Lt. Fallnya: (which one Komi light or heavy?)
[08:29:36] 2 Lt. Komillia: "I have one ma'am.
[08:29:42] Lt. Fallnya: (that would be the heavy)
[08:29:42] Lt. Ishida: And the other?
[08:29:52] Lt. Ishida: Please don't tell me you left it behind…
[08:30:08] Lt. Fallnya: "I figured Magna would get it…"
[08:30:23] Lt. Jaron comments on radio "Was Mr. Brains the last one to leave?"
[08:30:25] Lt. Ishida: Who is closest to it now?
[08:30:50] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Probably, me. I can swing back in tow it…"
[08:31:24] Lt. Fallnya: "Ill head back to get it…" *she breaks and slides it on her side almost to turn back to get it*
[08:31:37] Lt. Ishida: Komi swing back and watch over it while Fallnya returns for it.
[08:31:39] Lt. Fallnya: (she doesn't sound happy lol)
[08:32:01] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Roger."
[08:32:04] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [60] = (60)
[08:32:06] CWO Sarah sighs just a little and shakes her head, rolling her eyes.
[08:32:08] Lt. Fallnya: (vs 68)
[08:32:10] Lt. Ishida looks over at Jaron and shakes her head.
[08:32:13] Lt. Fallnya: (for the trick turn)
[08:32:23] 2 Lt. Komillia turns around and watches the other 'back until someone gets it.
[08:32:28] GM: Zentraedi Tokyo driftings!
[08:32:52] Lt. Jaron takes a breath and continues onward "One of things day, everything will go smoothly"
[08:32:54] Lt. Fallnya: (isn't the saber the 2nd fastest of the types?)
[08:33:07] GM: think so…
[08:33:32] GM: Bada bing bada boom, you get back, load up the bike and poof, on your way in the 'back
[08:33:57] Lt. Fallnya once there packs the saber down to cargo mode and loads it, guns it to max speed and tries to catch up to the cyclones…
[08:34:21] GM: Meanwhile, the bike bound folks reach the base of the switchbacks leading up to the smaller town of T'sienva
[08:34:24] 2 Lt. Komillia: (technically no, the VR-038A speedster is the fastest, followed by VR-038L Anti-Armor, then the Saber.)
[08:34:45] CWO Sarah: (( *is on an 038A* ))
[08:34:48] Lt. Fallnya: (thats what i was meaning of the series )
[08:34:55] Lt. Fallnya: (not splitting the series for now)
[08:35:04] Lt. Ishida brings her bike to a halt and pulls off the side of the road, and sits back, looking around.
[08:35:28] CWO Sarah blinks as Suki stops, pulling over and stopping herself as well, looking around at the town a little bit.
[08:36:17] 2 Lt. Komillia goes chasing after Lt. Fallnya as to not be left behind."
[08:36:24] Lt. Jaron stops as well, looking around "Well, we could set up an observation spot above the town on that peak and a Silverback AA spot the point between here and An'versa"
[08:36:39] GM: are you two driving at 'unsafe speeds' hmmm hmmm?
[08:36:58] 2 Lt. Komillia: (Why yes, I suppose I am…)
[08:36:59] Lt. Fallnya: (120 its flat open as you said )
[08:37:06] Lt. Fallnya: (max for the LT is 140)
[08:37:07] GM: roll them bones
[08:37:13] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [38] = (38)
[08:37:17] Lt. Fallnya: vs 68%
[08:37:19] 2 Lt. Komillia: [1d100] => [20] = (20)
[08:37:25] 2 Lt. Komillia: (vs 65%)
[08:37:28] GM: well you don't crash
[08:37:39] Lt. Jaron: (a blessing for sure )
[08:37:55] 2 Lt. Komillia: (just admit it, Zentraedi drive 'backs better than Suki…)
[08:37:57] Lt. Fallnya: (prolly leave black marks on their cobble road lol)
[08:38:04] GM: at that speed it takes you no time, ahead of you you see the others parked ahead
[08:38:05] CWO Sarah: (( lolol ))
[08:38:20] GM: A blind Karbarran with a club foot could pilot a Silverback better then Suki
[08:38:35] CWO Sarah: (( lol! ))
[08:38:36] Lt. Fallnya breaks and skids up behind them being sure to sling dust at them just cause
[08:38:38] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [1] = (1)
[08:38:42] CWO Sarah: (( poor dear ))
[08:38:49] Lt. Fallnya: vs 68 )
[08:39:19] CWO Sarah watches Lu skid up and sling dust, waving the dust away so she can see, idly, and laughing.
[08:39:28] 2 Lt. Komillia decides for a safer stop, she's not proficient in a 'back.
[08:39:28] Lt. Jaron shields his visor from dirt and dust.
[08:39:37] GM: The ENTIRE group is rudely spattered in dust small rocks and other grit as Lurana brings the Silverback to a perfect skidding stop next to the group. She pops the hatch and grins at you and exclaims "Like a glove!"
[08:40:33] 2 Lt. Komillia picks dust out of her hair. Speaking in Zentraedi "I need a shower."
[08:40:33] Lt. Fallnya: "Not bad for not touching a back in what almost a year since marine training on them aye Suki?"
[08:40:47] Lt. Fallnya: (i think Komi was behind me so shes safe)
[08:41:27] Lt. Ishida spits some grit from her mouth. "Yeah, not bad." She says, hacking some more and rubbing her eyes.
[08:41:35] Lt. Jaron repeats what he told Sarah and Ishida "Unless anyone else has a better idea"
[08:41:52] Lt. Ishida nods at Jaron
[08:41:52] Lt. Fallnya: (sorry i musta missed that)
[08:42:18] Lt. Ishida looks up at the ridge to the right, the one waaaay up there.
[08:42:31] Lt. Ishida: That where you want to put the Heavy?
[08:43:35] Lt. Fallnya: (well that sux i got nothing to roll to check the idea lol)
[08:43:56] Lt. Fallnya: "ll put the light any where you guys want it"
[08:43:59] Lt. Jaron: "No, the observation….the Silverback to the point between here and An'versa"
[08:44:21] Lt. Fallnya brings up the maps
[08:44:26] CWO Sarah ponders the idea quickly. (military tactics [1d100] => [24] = (24) vs. 74)
[08:44:52] Lt. Fallnya: "mark your points your thinking observation, where the AA back will be, and the rest of the team and any other defenses we can muster"
[08:45:44] CWO Sarah looks to Lu and Jaron. "Unless someone recon should do it, I could take the lookout point. I can get back fastest if needed once the mess starts."
[08:46:01] Lt. Magna: brb
[08:46:17] Lt. Jaron marks then on the map.
[08:46:45] Lt. Ishida: I'm confused Jaron, I agree with putting the Flak Back on the ridge near An'versa, but you suggest a Cyclone team up on that ridge?
[08:47:19] Lt. Fallnya: (oh isn't the missile back sorta Anti-Air as well?)
[08:47:29] CWO Sarah glances at Suki and scratches her head. "A single lookout one, I thought he said…"
[08:47:40] GM: yes, but it's not a Flak Back…
[08:47:51] Lt. Ishida nods
[08:47:58] Lt. Jaron: "No, just an observing to spot first sighting. Should give the rest time to set up and prepare"
[08:48:01] Lt. Ishida: And the SAM back?
[08:48:50] Lt. Jaron nods to Sarah
[08:51:52] Lt. Jaron: "Yes Ishida, or it could be in the small town. But a fortified point in An'versa should be formed as last resort"
[08:52:13] Lt. Ishida nods
[08:52:19] Lt. Ishida: Our Fall back position.
[08:53:57] Lt. Jaron notes places. "Who has fortifications skills?"
[08:54:10] GM: Suki does, but as a GM npc I can't really help here
[08:54:31] Lt. Magna: I do
[08:55:11] Lt. Fallnya: that where you want the SAM?>
[08:55:13] Lt. Jaron: (Negative on that side of the mountain, at least from my idea….keeps everyone one side, plus we could side that side for avalanche ans such)
[08:55:36] Lt. Magna: k
[08:55:46] Lt. Jaron: "SAM can be in An'versa or the small town above us."
[08:56:06] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [29] = (29)
[08:56:06] Lt. Fallnya: (there is a small town in the sally besides An'versa?
[08:56:31] Lt. Ishida offers this…"If the SAM is in An'versa, it is out of line of sight from the Pass…"
[08:56:52] Lt. Fallnya: True but i can still launch via radar lock"
[08:56:57] Lt. Jaron nods "Yes, our Fall back position"
[08:58:08] CWO Sarah looks up towards the observation point idea, pondering it and looking to see if she can see it from where they are well enough for anything.
[09:00:56] Lt. Jaron continues to ponder what we have "Still formulating here but SAM should go near the small town above and the other Silverback on the point agreed on. It will give us more firepower in initial contact. The place near the small town will need some fortify as well"
[09:01:08] GM: mark it
[09:01:19] GM: it's up to you talk amongst yourselves
[09:02:54] 2 Lt. Komillia: "I'm better with a straight-up spirited fight. However, lacking the proper equipment to do so, just tell me where you want me to rain down destruction on the poor unfortunates.
[09:03:27] Lt. Jaron nods to Komillia "Care to do the Flak?"
[09:03:34] Lt. Fallnya: "I did forget you don't have CVR…. you would be better off gunning prolly for some one least you would be protected"
[09:03:40] 2 Lt. Komillia: With pleasire.
[09:03:53] 2 Lt. Komillia: (Yes, she said it like that.)
[09:04:17] CWO Sarah laughs just a little at that, continuing to look up for the spotting point. She just settles and waits after that, cocking her head slightly and looking at the map quietly.
[09:04:22] Lt. Fallnya: "So who's gonna gun for me or am i just gonna be the immobile SAM site?"
[09:07:03] Lt. Jaron: "Me or Sarah can be Spotter. After contact is made, we will head to SAM location to help."
[09:07:17] GM: where do you want Suki?
[09:07:39] CWO Sarah raises her hand a bit. "I'll do it, as mentioned, I can get back quicker. Should I head up there now?"
[09:08:47] Lt. Fallnya: "Ill head to the town then to get set up, need to move my cyclone off the back just in case it gets toasted the cyclone isn't toasted with it"
[09:09:03] Lt. Jaron nods to Sarah "Go ahead. The rest will have to fix up the locations. Ishida, care to be with Komillia and take John with you."
[09:09:21] Lt. Ishida: Roger that.
[09:09:27] CWO Sarah nods, and starts her Cyclone up, heading for the spotting post. "Right…"
[09:09:35] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Roger."
[09:09:36] Lt. Fallnya: "Then your with me lover boy?" *she snickers.*
[09:09:37] Lt. Jaron looks to John "After heading the ladies, head to An'versa and get us a Fall Back location"
[09:09:57] GM: heading the ladies….kinky
[09:10:24] Lt. Jaron smirks to Lurana "Indeed" and mounts up to follow Lurana up the road to the town
[09:11:06] 2 Lt. Komillia checks the gunnery seat. "Lt. Ishida, are you driving Cyclone or Silverback?"
[09:11:12] Lt. Fallnya takes it easy this time helmet still off sitting in the passenger seat for now, popping the thrusters to keep from dropping into any dips on the way.*
[09:11:23] Lt. Jaron ponders the chance to success compares to variety of forces (military history [1d100] => [56] = (56) vs 55, military tactics [1d100] => [19] = (19) vs 55)
[09:11:40] Lt. Jaron follows Lurana
[09:12:08] Lt. Ishida: I'd feel better in my 'Lite' I can spot for you better, and keep dismounts off."
[09:12:25] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Roger"
[09:13:46] GM: @ Jaron: The tactics seem sound enough, you (the group) have layered your defenses, and seem to have it all worked out, but, the old military adage of Now Op Plan survives first contact intact hovers in your mind, that, and you know precious little about the tactics and order of battle of Haydonite ground forces…
[09:14:20] 2 Lt. Komillia revs the Silverback and heads to the flak position.
[09:15:03] GM: what happened to the map
[09:15:24] Lt. Fallnya finds a spot in the town once there parks it where it would have some cover but plenty of head room to freely launch missiles without abandon dismounts and pulls her cyclone out and moves it out of the way where it wont get shot hopefully and sits her gallant with it, then moves back to the back opening one of the cargo compartments yanking one of the Valiant laser rifle stored there, and also sits it near the bike as well
[09:19:59] Lt. Jaron replies to Lurana "You wish to stay here and prepare or come with me to tell the townfolk?"
[09:20:47] Lt. Ishida: camo roll
[09:20:48] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [30] = (30)
[09:21:08] Lt. Ishida: Suki Camouflages , very well, the Flack Silverback after it is parked on the ridge
[09:22:17] 2 Lt. Komillia gets in the gunnery position waiting for the signal to fire.
[09:22:21] CWO Sarah settles into the observation post, watching quietly outwards, trying to see any movement she may need to.
[09:22:54] Lt. Fallnya: "I'm prepped"
[09:23:24] GM: Sarah, you hunker down, and find a burnt out husk of a Bioroid nearby which makes great cover.
[09:23:24] CWO Sarah keeps her watch. "On watch now. Will report upon enemy contact."
[09:23:28] Lt. Fallnya steps over to Jaron.* "Oh btw sorry again for dragging you to meet my mom… shes kinda crazy at times, and wont stop bothering me about something"
[09:23:55] CWO Sarah checks the Bioroid, and uses it for cover indeed, though she sighs at the sight of it.
[09:24:21] GM: The denizens of T'seinva are uneasy about the troopers in their midst and shutter themselves into their homes.
[09:24:33] GM: roll applicable skills there Sarah
[09:25:18] CWO Sarah: (( crud, which skills? I don't have camo ))
[09:25:24] Lt. Jaron hops off his bike and replies to Lurana "Its ok…parents can be that way. I'm glad to help out. I will see if I cant talk to anyone" he starts to head into town
[09:25:28] Lt. Fallnya: "wow guess we're not welcome…"
[09:25:59] Lt. Fallnya follows jaron unarmed but armored tho.*
[09:26:46] GM: The townsfolk, have retreated into their homes, maybe its the fear of the unknown, maybe it's a rote action, you cannot tell.
[09:28:55] GM: okie dokie
[09:29:10] GM: The day wears on, and the sun begins to set…
[09:29:51] Lt. Fallnya tries to tell any one who appears to be of authority in the small town about the danger then returns to her mecha to watch scanners
[09:29:55] CWO Sarah switches on night vision, to watch for enemy contact.
[09:30:12] CWO Sarah: (( well, when it sets completely anyway ))
[09:30:53] Lt. Jaron eyes the now quiet town and comments to Lurana "Guess they know how to take shelter. Let's head back and get some camo up"
[09:30:58] GM: Fallyna's words are rewarded by eyes looking out of cracked shutters, but no one ventures out…
[09:31:22] 2 Lt. Komillia keeps in an alert position watching and waiting.
[09:31:25] Lt. Fallnya shrugs and just returns to her mecha at that
[09:31:37] Lt. Fallnya: "you want to take gunner or just cover me?"
[09:31:59] Lt. Jaron use radio and contact others "Everyone in position? John, progress on location in An'versa?"
[09:32:32] GM: also , please let me know what John is doing, exactly…
[09:32:47] Lt. Magna: "Everything is clear here LB. Awaiting further orders."
[09:33:18] Lt. Magna: John is in an'versa
[09:33:20] Lt. Jaron replies to John via radio "You was suppose to find a suitable location for our Fall back point in An'versa, did you do that?"
[09:34:13] Lt. Magna: "Roger that LB. There is a large farm at the edge of town. I have uploaded it's coords. "
[09:34:16] Lt. Jaron replies to Lurana "Cover you, give us two weapons up until Sarah get to us."
[09:34:51] Lt. Fallnya: (sends out a radar pulse scanning 40 miles of air capability and 10 miles ground checking for any contacts yet (sensor check vs 58%)
[09:34:53] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [83] = (83)
[09:35:05] Lt. Fallnya: "aww dam i think my radar pooped out…"
[09:35:08] GM: Your scopes are clear, nothing
[09:35:19] Lt. Jaron contacts Sarah "You good up there?"
[09:35:20] GM: Sarah perc
[09:36:01] CWO Sarah: [1d20+1] => [9,1] = (10)
[09:36:19] Lt. Jaron walks with Lurana back to Silverback "Do you what to camouflage the silver or try to find some sturdy cover?"
[09:37:26] Lt. Fallnya: "Sure long as it doesn't block the hub launchers or the upper ones…" *she looks at him* "so when we get back wanna watch a movie at my dorm? Least i can do is fix you some dinner and a movie"
[09:37:34] GM: As you look down to reply there is a ungodly roar of jet thrusters as a pair of grey red and black blurs scream over your position…in a split second they have moved past you.

[09:38:03] GM: As Fallyna converses the same roar of jets pass right over you and Jaron at a fantastic rate of speed…
[09:38:16] CWO Sarah swears into her radio quickly. "Two grey, red, and black blurs just did a close overflow, and kept flying…
[09:38:35] Lt. Jaron smiles "Dinner at least would be."
[09:38:47] GM: Komillia, the same blurs pass overhead at about 300 feet and scream past….
[09:38:48] Lt. Fallnya looks up to see if she can visually guess what they were trying to slow them down for a good picture in her mind.
[09:39:33] Lt. Jaron gets to cyclone and goes into battloid mode and radios "Ishida, Komillia incoming!!"
[09:39:34] Lt. Fallnya: (perc roll?)
[09:39:42] GM: if you've ever been to an air show, and had a two ship flight of F-18's or similar fly over you…you know what it sounded like…
[09:39:48] 2 Lt. Komillia: "I just saw some boogies, not sure what they were, but they were going fast."
[09:40:18] 2 Lt. Komillia: (Yep, I also a B-2 in the air once. Looked like it belonged there.)
[09:40:22] Lt. Fallnya: (i don't think we have heard their engine thrusts have we?)
[09:40:36] GM: of what?
[09:40:39] Lt. Jaron checks sensory for flight path (sensory equip [1d100] => [5] = (5) vs 55, perception [1d20+2] => [3,2] = (5))
[09:40:48] Lt. Fallnya: (the enemy)
[09:41:29] CWO Sarah checks infrared to see if she can get a basic shape of the enemy unit. (sensory equipment [1d100] => [88] = (88) vs 60)
[09:41:31] GM: @ Jaron, you run a sweep, you get nothing on radar, but a faint, ever so faint heat trace which dissipates quickly in the cold mountain air.
[09:41:34] CWO Sarah: (( guess not ))
[09:41:46] GM: @ Lurana, well, it sure as shit wasn't an Alpha… thats for sure
[09:42:26] Lt. Jaron contacts Sarah "Sara, stay there until we have confirmation"
[09:42:53] CWO Sarah: "Acknowledged…"
[09:43:02] Lt. Fallnya brings up the weapons console on both sides of the back clambering in and shutting the door strapping on her helmet prepping all the weapons she can since shes gonna be an immoble turtle right now.* "Guess we wont have time to move the back now"
[09:43:16] Wraith: animals
[09:43:17] Lt. Fallnya: "My guess is that was a scouting run to see what they could find"
[09:43:46] Wraith: animals\\enemy occupy passobjective :::
[09:43:55] 2 Lt. Komillia spews a string of profanities in Zentraedi.
[09:44:35] CWO Sarah: (( lol ))
[09:45:11] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [15] = (15)
[09:45:16] Lt. Fallnya starts active pulses to try and draw them into our position away from the flack back for now since she was likely the most visible (Sensors: vs 58)
[09:45:40] Lt. Fallnya: (also so she can start locking them for maximum range fire at 5 miles out)
[09:47:09] Test1: signals
enemy detected »query< attackdestroy :::>
[09:47:14] Test1: dammit
[09:47:17] Test1: dt
[09:47:48] Wraith: signals
enemy detected ::query:: attackdestroy
[09:48:18] Haydonite Commander: negative monitor
observe submit//comply
[09:50:06] Wraith: acknowledgment\\submission
[09:51:16] GM: kk no more (dt)
[09:52:05] Lt. Fallnya: "where did you fuckers go…" *she continues to watch her scanners reaching out 40 miles on active pings, then looks to her missile payload and curses "Fuck only 8 left in the upper unit…"
[09:52:16] GM: you get nothing on your scopes
[09:52:20] GM: at all
[09:52:20] CWO Sarah frowns as she considers. "If they saw us, keep in mind the idea that they might send a smaller diversionary attack to distract us, while moving a larger group over some other way. If it doesn't seem like a full attack, it might not be."
[09:52:31] CWO Sarah: (( might try to, rather ))
[09:52:37] Lt. Jaron radio others "Fire at will, if they are scouts they don't need to head back"
[09:52:42] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [6] = (6)
[09:53:00] Lt. Ishida: Yeah, I have nothing but a faint heat trace…it's dissipating pretty fast.
[09:53:22] Lt. Ishida: I have no lock, even if I did, they are out of range now.
[09:53:30] Lt. Jaron radios "Don't use sensors, use your senses"
[09:53:53] Lt. Ishida: I repeat, out of range, I'd be spitting in the wind.
[09:54:02] Lt. Jaron: "damn."
[09:54:07] Lt. Magna: ooc: where are they?
[09:54:23] Lt. Fallnya: "I think they only saw me, and you Jaron…"
[09:54:43] GM: @ john, they just fly past, you caught a glimpse out of the corner of your eye at the farm fall back position, those suckers were booking!
[09:54:57] CWO Sarah sighs just a little bit. "Great."
[09:54:57] 2 Lt. Komillia: "I hope they don't send more of an air team that fast, we'd be strafed before we know they be here."
[09:55:02] Lt. Fallnya: "I'm pretty sure Sarah and the others were smart enough to find cover when they first got to their positions"
[09:55:31] GM: actions of the group?
[09:56:10] Lt. Fallnya sits still continuing to watch her sensors and out the viewports of the back.
[09:56:17] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [58] = (58)
[09:56:21] Lt. Fallnya: vs 58…)
[09:56:36] Lt. Fallnya: (same number fails right?)
[09:56:37] CWO Sarah keeps sitting and watching her night vision quietly, frowning and trying to see if anything more is coming.
[09:57:03] 2 Lt. Komillia fumes as she scans the horizon with her eyes.
[09:57:14] GM: @ nothing, well, strike that, you pick up movement, radar trace approaching An'versa from the ground (I will draw on map.)
[09:57:48] Lt. Fallnya: (must note my ground radar is only 10 miles compared to air)
[09:57:58] GM: nod
[09:58:18] GM: you just picked it up…to dot indicates the road it's approaching on
[09:58:22] Lt. Jaron comments to Lurana "Contact John, cause he probably isn't watching his sensors"
[10:00:04] Lt. Fallnya opens comm to john. "John check the road just west of the farm im picking up a contact approaching the town from that direction ground level"
[10:00:43] Lt. Fallnya attempts to identify it with the 288 IFF signatures in the scanners database
[10:00:44] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [59] = (59)
[10:00:51] Lt. Fallnya: (vs 58 lol)
[10:01:13] GM: you detect, and then see, a Tirolian hover vehicle, looks like a staff car of some sort approaching as a leisurely pace
[10:01:18] Lt. Magna: "Roger that Tom boy. I will check it out. "
[10:01:33] Lt. Magna: RSE
[10:01:35] Lt. Magna: [1d100] => [69] = (69)
[10:01:40] Lt. Fallnya: Tom Boy…."
[10:01:50] Lt. Jaron contacts Ishida and Komillia "Be ready to move out in case John needs assistance"
[10:02:11] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Roger."
[10:02:21] Lt. Magna: 69 vs 48
[10:02:25] Lt. Ishida: Roger that
[10:02:58] Lt. Fallnya: "looks like a Tirolian high up transport hover car… cant be sure tho without proper visual confirmation…"
[10:04:04] Lt. Magna: [1d20] => [19] = (19)
[10:04:07] Lt. Magna: perc
[10:04:22] GM: Down in town, the staff car enters the city square, after a few minutes an elderly woman, pants and wheezes her way up to the farm where John is, taking a good 2 minutes to catch her breath, she says "Come to town, someone wishes to speak with you." She then sits down, and dabs at her sweaty forehead with a handkerchief.
[10:05:12] Lt. Magna: "Who are you?"
[10:05:42] GM: I am the magistrates seamstress
[10:07:20] Lt. Magna: "very well then, lead the way." John follows the car and gets on comm, "there's someone who wants to speak with me in An'versa. Fall back position is clear for now."
[10:07:24] Lt. Fallnya grumbles at her empty scope once the car shuts down and goes poof taking a drink of the whisky after opening it.
[10:07:38] GM: there was no car, she hoofed it
[10:07:56] Lt. Magna: ok. he follows her then
[10:08:18] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20+7] => [18,7] = (25)
[10:08:27] Lt. Fallnya: (Save vs non-lethal poison)
[10:08:34] GM: it takes you a solid 15 minutes to get the short distance back to town given her age and fatigue
[10:08:38] Lt. Fallnya: (for drinking the whiskey)
[10:10:03] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow at Fallnya "Do you think this is the right time for that Lurana?"
[10:10:36] GM: In town an officious looking Tirolian greets John in a haughty manner.
[10:10:42] Lt. Fallnya: "sharpens me when in moderate doses…" she puts the cap back on and puts the bottle back in her backpack.
[10:11:36] Lt. Jaron: "I see and will consider that later when the fire starts a flying"
[10:12:02] Lt. Magna regards the man with some amusement, but doesn't show it. "How may I help you sir?"
[10:12:31] Tirolian Prick: Well meet UEEF, I am Tribuni Cav'na, you and your party have been summoned by Legate Gervase, you will be at his Villa tomorrow morning, 0800 sharp.
[10:13:24] GM: with that he sits back into the staff car and they leave
[10:13:29] Lt. Fallnya goes back to her scopes muttering in Zentraedi a few curses
[10:16:02] Lt. Jaron hearing the Zent language, he just walks around the Silverback waiting for info from John
[10:16:12] CWO Sarah sits on her post and keeps watching. "So what was it?"
[10:16:31] 2 Lt. Komillia stretches and yawns waiting for something to happen.
[10:16:48] Lt. Fallnya checks the temperature almost wanting to step out of her armor for a while
[10:17:02] Lt. Ishida looks over at Komillia, then looks back down the pass.
[10:17:47] Lt. Fallnya gets on the comm "Lt. Magna report?"
[10:17:53] Lt. Magna replies to Jaron and group. "Our presence has been requested by Legate Gervase, he will be at his Villa tomorrow morning, 0800 sharp. "
[10:18:45] Lt. Fallnya: "Well were gonna have to miss that appointment unless command authorizes it.."
[10:19:04] Lt. Jaron replies on radio "Hmmm, well we are suppose to hold here until relieved by UEEF"
[10:19:24] Lt. Jaron nods to Lurana "Contact Command?"
[10:19:47] Lt. Ishida sighs "Guess I'll play the devils advocate…guys gonna be right pissed we don't show up."
[10:20:06] CWO Sarah frowns at that. "I'd guess we need to contact Command then. Legate… that's a high level official around here, isn't it? Don't want to start a political incident between the fleet and the locals…"
[10:20:56] Lt. Fallnya: "Ill try…" *she switches to the more powerful radio on the back and tries to raise some one in command.
[10:21:04] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100+7] => [48,7] = (55)
[10:21:12] Lt. Fallnya: (err ignore the +7…)
[10:21:18] Lt. Fallnya: (but its vs 72%
[10:21:22] GM: You are able to pick up some scattered chatter, none of it sounds good…but are unable to raise command
[10:21:35] GM: raise
[10:22:06] Lt. Fallnya: "Cant raise them…"
[10:22:22] 2 Lt. Komillia ponders the situation. "He can't be anymore Tirolian than anyone else here" She make Tirolian almost sound like a dirty word.
[10:22:46] Lt. Ishida: So? Whats the call?
[10:23:05] Lt. Magna: "Legate is a big fish in a small pond pond out here. Perhaps we could send one person to this meeting?"
[10:23:30] 2 Lt. Komillia: "My suggestion is send a small handful of people and leave the rest here."
[10:23:47] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Approximately, half perhaps?"
[10:23:48] Lt. Magna: "Legate is a big fish in a small pond out here. Perhaps we could send one person to this meeting?"
[10:24:03] Lt. Jaron replies to radio "Well, who will stay and who will go?"
[10:24:13] CWO Sarah nods a little bit. "That's what I was about to suggest as well, send one or two, leave the rest to main defense. Whoever is sent can inform us of what the Legate is concerned about."
[10:24:49] Lt. Fallnya: "Isn't the culture around here heavily male based?"
[10:24:55] 2 Lt. Komillia: I'd go, being the only one here without actual equipment, but with this town's attitude towards women…"
[10:24:55] Lt. Magna: I'll go. I have dealt with Tirolians before"
[10:25:03] Lt. Fallnya: "I suggest you and john go Jaron"
[10:25:03] Lt. Ishida nods "Indeed."
[10:25:25] Lt. Ishida: Leave us womenfolk to do the hard work.
[10:25:53] Lt. Fallnya: "If you want to Komi, my self and Suki are the ranking officers tho perhaps one of us should go?"
[10:26:01] Lt. Jaron ponders a moment "Very well then."
[10:26:47] Lt. Jaron: "I would rather take Komillia to get her off the front and maybe find some gear for her."
[10:27:06] Lt. Ishida: Sure thats a good idea?
[10:27:25] Lt. Ishida: No offense Komi-chan, but your Zent, and he's Tirolian…
[10:27:47] 2 Lt. Komillia: And what is that supposed to mean?
[10:27:53] Lt. Fallnya switches to Zent "Komi can you keep your cool long enough if you are pressured by him?"
[10:28:07] Lt. Ishida: He's your 'master' and if he's anything like we've seen, he's going to act like it.
[10:28:45] 2 Lt. Komillia: I'll keep quiet, but I will defend myself if he gets physical.
[10:29:28] 2 Lt. Komillia: I've had a Sifu, he has been my only "Master."
[10:29:46] Lt. Ishida snickers "Komi, you have no idea…he wont lay a finger on you, but if he's anything like I think he is…his words will cut deeper then any blade."
[10:30:14] 2 Lt. Komillia: My spirit will overcome any power he exudes.
[10:30:21] 2 Lt. Komillia: For Spirit is greater.
[10:30:32] Lt. Ishida nods "Then the Kami will watch over you.
[10:30:55] CWO Sarah sighs into her comm and nods. "Good luck then, you'll almost certainly need it."
[10:31:17] 2 Lt. Komillia: Thanks.
[10:31:27] Lt. Jaron replies to Sarah "Thank you….but lets make it through the rest of the night first"
[10:34:46] Lt. Ishida: John, can you come up and relive me at the Flak site. I want to head up to the spotting position so Sarah can sleep.
[10:35:47] Lt. Jaron radio "Komillia, guess you'll have to ride on the back on bike unless someone lends theirs to you but I'm going to head to An'versa to get directions"
[10:35:52] 2 Lt. Komillia: (back)
[10:36:01] Lt. Magna: "Roger!"
[10:36:19] Lt. Jaron hops on his bike and comments to Lurana "Be back in bit." and heads to An'versa
[10:36:28] CWO Sarah sighs into her comm. "Er… I'm fine, actually, if people would rather stay where they are."
[10:36:37] GM: as the group shifts positions the night wears on
[10:36:43] Lt. Fallnya nods and closes her eyes catching 30 min naps
[10:36:50] 2 Lt. Komillia: "I can ride passenger on someone's Cyclone.
[10:37:12] Lt. Ishida: Jaron, can you pick Komi up then and take her down with?
[10:37:31] Lt. Jaron: (not yet, once I have the directions)
[10:37:32] Lt. Magna: John heads to the flak site.
[10:37:58] Lt. Jaron drives into An'versa and heads to the magistrate quarters.
[10:38:36] GM: Suki greets you and gives you a SITREP briefing before leaving.
[10:39:06] CWO Sarah: (( so where does that put me now? ))
[10:39:14] GM: In An'versa the town is lit by oil lanterns and the townsfolk are in their homes now tending to evening meal.
[10:39:52] Lt. Jaron slows down some as he gets closer
[10:40:01] GM: You ask about and pointed to the magistrates home, knocking on the door the same elderly matron answers. "yes?"
[10:40:42] Lt. Fallnya shucks out of her armor grabbing 40 winks while every one does what they want she plans on sleeping right where she is, waking up after 30 mins waiting an hour checking the scopes again then catches 30 mins of 40 winks and repeats
[10:40:45] Lt. Jaron smiles slightly "Ma'am, I was requested to head to Legate Gervase's villa in the morning but wasn't given directions, could you help me?"
[10:40:47] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [86] = (86)
[10:40:56] Lt. Fallnya: vs 58 for first check)
[10:41:12] GM: Suki making her way to the lookout post stops by the SAM site and seeing Lurana napping, stops, and waits. "Sarah, I'll be with you soon as Lurana finished her rest."
[10:41:28] GM: first check?
[10:41:55] CWO Sarah responds quickly. "Acknowledged. I'll be fine for now. Let her rest as much as she needs to…" Mean while, she keeps her lookout, as she has been doing.
[10:41:55] Lt. Fallnya: (yea each 30 min nap she wakes up and makes a check for an hour that was for the first hour check then napping again
[10:42:33] GM: kk
[10:42:44] 2 Lt. Komillia keeps her eyes on the horizon.
[10:43:24] GM: The maid gives you the directions, exit An'versa travel along the road for 3 klicks and then take the right near a large Jihn'al tree and that will lead to the Villa.
[10:43:41] GM: Your scope is clear Lu
[10:44:08] GM: However when you wake up you note Suki is sitting nearby at the ready, scanning the pass with a pair of binoculars.
[10:44:10] Lt. Jaron smiles and nods "Thank you ma'am, you have a nice night"
[10:44:39] GM: The elderly matron nods and closes the door.
[10:44:44] Lt. Fallnya: "Problem?" she says to Suki after making her check then scans the horizon with her eyes.
[10:45:14] Lt. Ishida: Saw you sleeping, didn't want the post left like that. You good now?
[10:45:43] Lt. Fallnya: "Yea its an old trick of mine i learned in school, sleep 30 mins stay awake an hour and repeat"
[10:46:04] Lt. Fallnya: "I'll be fine should head to your post or to check Sarah"
[10:46:05] Lt. Ishida: Works better when you have someone backing you up don't you think?
[10:46:16] Lt. Ishida huffs and moves off "heading forward.
[10:46:27] Lt. Jaron leaves and mounts up but tries to locate the Farm John picked for Fall back position on the map (land navigation [1d100] => [64] = (64) vs 64)
[10:47:21] GM: the farm is easily found
[10:47:36] Lt. Jaron heads there to check it out
[10:47:39] GM: Suki will eat her up nom nomnom
[10:48:49] GM: The farm is just that. There is a pen enclosure for a flock of Tirolian sheep, a few hay bales, a barn, farmhouse and the adjoining pastures
[10:48:50] Lt. Fallnya after the hour us up she naps again for 30 mins
[10:49:29] GM: Suki arrives at the forward post allowing Sarah to rest, John, roll perc, you to Komi
[10:49:48] 2 Lt. Komillia: [1d20] => [12] = (12)
[10:50:01] Lt. Magna: [1d20] => [20] = (20)
[10:50:13] Lt. Jaron heads over to the farmhouse
[10:50:15] GM: DAYUM!
[10:50:30] 2 Lt. Komillia: (Nirvana has been achieved.)
[10:50:34] CWO Sarah sleeps all nice and quietlike
[10:50:55] GM: The farmhouse is occupied but he farmers family at the moment, a waft of smoke lifts from the fireplace and the smell of some sort of stew fills your nose
[10:51:52] GM: John!
[10:52:02] Lt. Magna: huh?
[10:52:14] Lt. Jaron knocks on the door
[10:52:28] Lt. Magna: R we at the villa?
[10:52:50] GM: (dt)
[10:53:33] GM: John, you settle in by the Silverback, and a few minutes pass, before you hear a rustling from the bushes nearby.
[10:54:24] Lt. Magna: (( can he see anything? ))
[10:54:51] GM: with that perc roll, yes, you see cloth, looks an off color of reddish brown
[10:55:23] CWO Sarah: (( lol ))
[10:55:51] Lt. Magna: John straitens up and readies his weapon. "Halt! Who goes there?"
[10:55:55] Lt. Fallnya settles back a bit grumbling at her still empty sensors
[10:56:00] GM: The rustling ceases
[10:56:09] GM: Komi, you hear this I'm sure
[10:56:24] Lt. Fallnya and checks her chronometer (WATCH)
[10:56:35] GM: lu…relax
[10:57:11] 2 Lt. Komillia peeks over at the bushes and keeps a gun sight on it, in case of hostilities then signals John that she has him covered.
[10:57:13] GM: let john get some sugar here
[10:57:58] Lt. Magna: "You there! In the bushes. come out of there now!"
[10:59:00] 2 Lt. Komillia tries speaking in Zentraedi. "Proceed out of the bush with your hands over your head."
[10:59:27] GM: A slight framed woman, young, green green haired, with hazel eyes stands slowly wearing homespun. "Hurt no me." she says in very broken English
[11:00:20] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Who are you?"
[11:00:24] Lt. Magna: "We won't hurt you. Who are you and what are you doing here?"
[11:00:30] GM: At the farmhouse the door opens and a worried farmer looks at you Jaron
[11:01:21] GM: The woman, an attractive Tirolian in her mid to late teens blinks and, blushing, looks at the ground. "Follow you I."
[11:02:09] Lt. Jaron nods and smiles slightly "Good evening. Did another soldier talk to you today about sitting up a camp nearby?"
[11:02:33] GM: The farmer shakes his head. "Not talk no. Why here you?"
[11:02:50] Lt. Magna: John regards the attractive girl and says, "Why were you following us young lady?"
[11:03:03] GM: She giggles, "No us, you."
[11:03:15] Lt. Jaron: "Protect An'versa and land."
[11:03:36] GM: The farmer seems to understand. "Hungry, food?"
[11:03:41] 2 Lt. Komillia snickers and mutters under her breath about the girl having a crush.
[11:03:50] Lt. Jaron smiles and nods "Thank you"
[11:04:15] GM: The farmer leads you in, a family of 2 sits at a table set for 3
[11:04:34] Lt. Magna: John is taken back by her statement and replies. "Ok,why were you following me?"
[11:05:10] GM: The young girl blushes again "farm say you, never human seen."
[11:05:16] Lt. Jaron smiles to all and removes his helm completely "Any troubles lately?"
[11:05:48] GM: The farmer nods slightly, "Daughter not home, dinner missing. Worries I."
[11:06:50] Lt. Jaron: "Understand. Daughter look like?"
[11:06:51] Lt. Magna: John smiles at her trying to put her at ease. "You see, we are not so different from you are we?"
[11:07:36] GM: The farmer puts his hand to his shoulder, indicating height, "hair Keef'na, small.
[11:08:02] GM: The girl points to herself "Bria." then points to you.
[11:08:59] Lt. Jaron nods "I look for her on patrol."
[11:09:13] Lt. Magna: "Hello Bria, my name is John. Do you have a home? I'm sure someone is worried about you."
[11:09:38] Bria: Farm, silly.
[11:09:47] 2 Lt. Komillia looks for a video camera…
[11:10:05] GM: The Silverback has a recorder unit
[11:10:26] GM: The farmer nods "Thank."
[11:10:49] Lt. Magna laughs out loud. "Yes you are quite right. I should have known."
[11:10:50] Lt. Jaron nods "Camp ok near barn for soldiers?"
[11:10:54] 2 Lt. Komillia turns on the recorder, sure the others are going to have a good laugh later. And possible evidence of no wrongdoing should this go south.
[11:11:13] Bria slightly emboldened at not being immediately shooed away points towards the Silverback "What this?"
[11:11:58] 2 Lt. Komillia: "An oversized noise maker."
[11:12:40] Bria blinks
[11:12:44] Bria: Noise maker?
[11:12:56] Lt. Magna: "It's vehicle. Like a carriage." John says as he makes gestures of a carriage.
[11:13:30] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Yeah, i pull a trigger and a lot of noise is made. It's more dangerous than it sounds."
[11:13:32] Bria: Like Nous'dohl?
[11:14:18] 2 Lt. Komillia: Yes, exactly like a Bioroid.
[11:14:37] 2 Lt. Komillia: Well, not quite.
[11:14:43] Lt. Magna: "Nous'dohl? Ok,sure."
[11:15:02] Lt. Jaron keeps up as he waits for answer and asks "You have blanket and water for trade?"
[11:15:05] 2 Lt. Komillia: She means a Blue Warrior Bioroid.
[11:15:10] Bria fawns over the Silverback, giggling slightly when she sees John looking at her
[11:15:55] GM: The farmer nods and produces a woolen blanket and a goatskin flask of water for you and hands them to you.
[11:17:06] Lt. Jaron nods, taking the items in hand "Thank you, bring you something." He heads out to survival pack, taking out hatchet and fishing gear. He heads back inside and offers the items to farmer
[11:20:29] GM: The farmer shakes his head "Take. yours.".
[11:21:23] Lt. Jaron smiles to the farmer "Thank you….will look for daughter." He places his helm back on, heading out. he lays the Hatchet near the door at least, store the skin and blanket before heading to flak location
[11:23:48] GM: Jaron, you return to the Flak site and see Komillia with the 'cat that ate the canary" look on her face watching John and a local girl matching the description of the farmers daughter talking…
[11:25:08] Lt. Jaron pulls up slowly and digs out the blanket and water, moving over to Komillia "Here, got you somethings for the weather up here. Who's the girl?"
[11:25:39] Lt. Ishida: [1d20] => [16] = (16)
[11:25:57] 2 Lt. Komillia: Bria, according to her. She seems to have a crush on Lt. Magna.
[11:26:06] Lt. Fallnya runs a sensor scan again yawning
[11:26:11] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [100] = (100)
[11:26:20] 2 Lt. Komillia wraps herself in the blanket. "Thanks."
[11:26:38] GM: whatever it was you tried to do Lurana…it fails and fails big
[11:26:41] Lt. Fallnya: (oh shit…)
[11:26:49] Lt. Jaron nods "Well her parents are looking for her. She is from the farm John so nicely picked for Fall back location."
[11:26:56] Lt. Fallnya jumps out of the back when the sensors start to smoke and go boom
[11:26:59] Lt. Magna: ohoh
[11:26:59] GM: so, be honest, what on earth were you trying to do
[11:27:10] Lt. Fallnya: AHH F*CK!
[11:27:18] Lt. Magna: ?
[11:27:27] Lt. Fallnya and starts to swear in Zentraedi
[11:27:52] 2 Lt. Komillia: (I think it was an RSE roll.)
[11:28:05] CWO Sarah wakes up at the sound of the radio messages, flinching and blinking. "What happened?"
[11:28:08] Lt. Jaron moves towards John and the girl commenting to Komillia "Your welcome."
[11:28:10] Lt. Fallnya: (umm didn't I just state it was?)
[11:28:41] Lt. Ishida: [1d20+11] => [10,11] = (21)
[11:28:56] Lt. Jaron calls out "John! Please get her home now."
[11:29:08] Lt. Ishida: [1d20+5] => [8,5] = (13)
[11:29:10] Lt. Fallnya: "Any one more capable at repairing electronic equipment than me?" she says over the comm.
[11:29:21] Lt. Ishida: [4d6+11] => [5,4,6,5,11] = (31)
[11:29:45] Lt. Magna: "I could have a look Lt."
[11:29:52] 2 Lt. Komillia: (unknown dice rolls, get scared people.)
[11:30:01] CWO Sarah: (( being rolled as Suki no less ))
[11:30:03] Lt. Ishida: Contact contact!
[11:30:04] CWO Sarah: (( er… ))
[11:30:18] Lt. Fallnya: "I just blew the sensors out on my light back"
[11:30:36] Lt. Jaron grabs John by the collar and hears Ishida "Oh crap."
[11:30:50] 2 Lt. Komillia: "It's party time people."
[11:31:06] Lt. Magna: To Jaron. "I thought she should be somewhere else" John turns to Bria and says, "it's time for you to go young lady, I trust you know your way home."
[11:31:25] Lt. Jaron heads to bike and goes into battloid.
[11:31:44] Lt. Fallnya jumps back into the back and tries to repair the sensors her self and her minor skills hearing Suki's call.
[11:32:07] Lt. Magna: "Hey! Get your fucking hands off me asshole!"
[11:32:10] Lt. Jaron contacts Ishida "Location?"
[11:32:27] CWO Sarah swears as she hears 'contact' and jumps up, jumping her Cyclone back into power armor mode quickly and watching.
[11:32:28] Lt. Ishida steps back from behind the ruined bioroid and surveys her handiwork
[11:32:38] 2 Lt. Komillia Komillia powers up the guns and looks for something to shoot.
[11:32:51] Lt. Ishida: Right in front of me…I…I got it. I think
[11:33:02] Lt. Fallnya: (jury rig 43%)
[11:33:04] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [52] = (52)
[11:33:14] CWO Sarah: (( lol ))
[11:33:42] CWO Sarah peers at Suki a little bit. "Probably should check to be sure, though, depending…" She sighs.
[11:33:43] Lt. Ishida hold her katana out away from her as the Haydonite drone she skewered wriggles on it.
[11:34:32] CWO Sarah blinks at that and laughs a tiny bit.
[11:34:43] Lt. Jaron radio "Any more?"
[11:35:13] Lt. Ishida: negative, just the one, crawled right up on us…
[11:35:29] Lt. Jaron sighs
[11:35:40] Lt. Ishida: Looks like they are sending out pickets
[11:36:03] 2 Lt. Komillia: "Joys, with our luck we'll be talking to the local big fish when the Haydonites attack."
[11:36:26] Lt. Jaron looks to John "She is from the farm you picked as our Fall back locale. Take her home please."
[11:36:34] Lt. Ishida swings the katana towards Sarah as the drone ceases wriggling and the red lights go dim. "here, for you."
[11:37:25] GM: everyone roll perc now
[11:37:35] 2 Lt. Komillia: [1d20] => [13] = (13)
[11:37:36] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+2] => [16,2] = (18)
[11:37:38] CWO Sarah: [1d20+1] => [15,1] = (16)
[11:37:43] Lt. Magna: [1d20] => [15] = (15)
[11:37:45] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20] => [1] = (1)
[11:37:56] CWO Sarah: (( rofl ))
[11:37:58] Lt. Fallnya is to busy trying to fix the radar problem on her back
[11:38:06] 2 Lt. Komillia: (blinded by your own fired sensory board.)
[11:38:59] Lt. Fallnya: or i wont get much sleep for the drive tomorrow
[11:39:19] GM: Jaron, you see a faint red glow overhead
[11:40:24] Lt. Jaron radios "Got red lights above us"
[11:40:54] Bria nestles closer to John…clutching his arm.
[11:41:23] 2 Lt. Komillia looks up. "That is a big target. Wish I had my Bioroid.
[11:41:45] GM: actually the target is small, the size of a grapefruit
[11:42:40] Lt. Magna: "Oh shit! Ok little girl, time to go home." John lifts her into his arms ad attempts to find cover.
[11:43:14] Lt. Jaron aims and fires at the thing "Looks to be one of the little ones again" (to strike [1d20+7] => [7,7] = (14))
[11:43:31] GM: The red lights stop , Jaron you figure it did so just as John spoke
[11:44:15] GM: roll damage surprise attack
[11:44:30] Lt. Jaron: [4d4] => [3,4,1,4] = (12)
[11:44:33] Lt. Jaron: MD
[11:45:03] GM: the thing gets knocked hard to the left and sails off sputtering smoke and sparks
[11:45:50] Lt. Jaron heads off in direction it went
[11:46:39] GM: it's heading off over the pass…I'll mark on map
[11:47:10] Lt. Jaron stops and lets it go, heading back to Flak spot "John, please for the last time, take her home"
[11:48:29] GM: perc rolls Lu
[11:48:37] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20] => [14] = (14)
[11:48:48] Lt. Fallnya: (how many?)
[11:49:01] GM: you hear a very very very low 'vnn vnn vnn' noise
[11:49:34] Lt. Fallnya looks about from the safety of her backs seat trying to spot it
[11:49:39] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20] => [16] = (16)
[11:49:40] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20] => [16] = (16)
[11:49:44] Lt. Fallnya: (woops)
[11:49:49] GM: lol
[11:50:33] Lt. Fallnya: (never seen that happen before tho lol 2 rolls right in a row same no)
[11:50:55] GM: kk, what was the ONE roll for
[11:51:03] GM: another perc?
[11:51:11] Lt. Fallnya: (perc again to see if she could find it)
[11:51:49] GM: kk, yeah, looking closelyer (typo on purpose, South Park fans unite) you see a little ball floating over the town
[11:52:22] Lt. Fallnya starts the back and switches to battloid and tries to leap and grab the lil ball
[11:52:40] Lt. Magna: To Jaron. "Ok, I'm taking her home now. You don't out rank me so stop acting like you do!"
[11:53:09] GM: roll to strike
[11:53:19] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20+7] => [13,7] = (20)
[11:53:30] Lt. Jaron nods "thank you."
[11:53:39] GM: [1d20+4+8] => [9,4,8] = (21)
[11:54:00] GM: the +8 is the modifier to a -8 to hit the lil bastards
[11:54:00] Lt. Fallnya: (2 +'s?)
[11:54:36] GM: you miss it, barely! the lil sucker speeds downward and into the attic of a nearby home
[11:56:03] Lt. Fallnya disembarks grabbing the laser rifle and heads to the door of the house knocking to see if any one answers. "UEEF you have an intruder in your house"
[11:57:30] GM: it takes about 5 minutes of banging on the door but finally a man with a lantern and a pitchfork answers the door "Who you!?" Leave now! We not cause trouble."
[11:58:07] Lt. Fallnya: "I'm sorry to disturb you you have an intruder in your home, went in up there." *She points to the attic window*
[11:58:49] GM: The Tirolian shakes his head "no, you go! leave us alone!"
[11:59:21] CWO Sarah: (( lol ))
[11:59:27] Lt. Fallnya: "Fine your funeral." *she shuts the laser rifle off and walks off.*
[12:00:01] Lt. Magna: John takes the girl home as fast as he can. Running in battloid mode.
[12:00:33] GM: And we leave it here, oh, what will the team do, with the enemy hiding in the civilian populace, will the UEEF Marines ostracize themselves from the very populace they seek to protect, to get at those nasty little buggers lurking in the homes of civilians…


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