Chapter 8 - Act I - Part 3


[07:41:26] Lt. Jaron looks at the new additions "You two have any questions?"
[07:41:34] 2nd Lt Vinai with stylus in hand and earbuds in seems to be writing onto a datapad. Seems he could be writing up a new SOP for new coming radiomen….nah he's just doing a bit of songwriting.
[07:41:53] Sadrine: Three. Or am I that invisible?
[07:41:55] 2nd Lt Vinai looks in Jaron's direction then pulls out his earbud. "I'm sorry?"
[07:43:10] Lt. Ishida returns from her room wearing a sweat top in stead of her more informal t-shirt.
[07:43:48] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow at the alien and asks again "Do you have any questions?"
[07:44:08] CWO2 Sarah sits quietly as she looks over everyone idly, thinking.
[07:44:36] Sadrine: Yes. I was told you needed a Spherian augmentee. Why?
[07:44:49] Lt. Ishida: A fair question.
[07:45:04] Lt. Ishida points at Sarah and the map roll and starts to clear the table.
[07:45:12] 2Lt. Aylanea slips from her own room in a similar t-shirt to earlier, nice and tight. She looks around at everyone and smiles quickly, as she slips over for Jaron and a seat, depending on where she's needed to be.
[07:45:15] 2nd Lt Vinai sitting up in a black Lycra wife beater, he's no muscle-head but more resembling a rather chiseled slim jim. "Indeed…I do. So what exactly is our current situation. I mean seriously, if I'm going to be useless as I overheard, at least I should know what I'm not going to be good at eh?" He shrugged and gave a slight cynical smirk.
[07:45:16] Lt. Jaron: "Exploration. Your abilities and skills will aid us in the caves"
[07:46:08] CWO2 Sarah nods quickly, walking over to the table and rolling the map of the caves out. "A nice, crazy spelunking expedition we're planning. And we'll need to make our own way in from the looks."
[07:46:20] Lt. Ishida: http /—files/game-history/Urt%20Balor.jpg
[07:46:35] Lt. Ishida: ((That is what the map looks like.))
[07:47:04] 2nd Lt Vinai rubs his chin as he placed his datapad on standby and walked over towards the table.
[07:47:26] 2nd Lt Vinai: "So…we're trying to get into a mountain…for what? We digging for gold?"
[07:47:29] Lt. Ishida looks over at Jaron.
[07:47:39] Lt. Ishida: Shall I, or do you want the briefing?
[07:47:56] Lt. Jaron: "You are the intel, have at it Suki"
[07:48:05] Lt. Ishida nods
[07:48:11] Lt. Ishida: Everyone please have a seat.
[07:49:19] Lt. Ishida: First of all, to you new comers. Welcome to MARDET 1.
[07:50:52] 2nd Lt Vinai grabs a seat…specifically looking at the myriad of colored lines. "Thank you miss." He glanced up and nodded before looking back down.
[07:51:17] Lt. Ishida: A quick run down on the Cee oh Cee (Chain of command) Lt. Jaron heads the Raider Platoon, his XO is Lt. Madresa. I head the Companies FIST Detachment, my number two is Chief Warrant Officer Amdahl. Lt. Fallnya heads up the Heavy Weapons Section of the Raider Platoon. Any questions so far?
[07:51:40] FO Ryu Hasegawa finds a seat and grimaces slightly, jaw twitching
[07:52:05] 2nd Lt Vinai raised his hand…nice "So…where's your communications platoon?"
[07:52:37] LCpl Summerwind: That'd be me bitches!
[07:53:00] Lt. Ishida: That would be her.
[07:53:17] 2nd Lt Vinai looked over slowly then…let out a very slow, depressed sigh. "Well that's a better response than I expected from her…aheh…great."
[07:53:23] FO Ryu Hasegawa tries to keep from chuckling, but has trouble hiding the laugh
[07:53:36] CWO2 Sarah snickers softly and peeks over at Anji, rolling eyes just slightly.
[07:53:42] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "cant win em all Lt, but at least you wont be alone"
[07:54:07] FO Ryu Hasegawa grins slightly
[07:54:23] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Only losers say that…sir…" He grinned sheepishly.
[07:54:46] GM: It is obvious by Anji's voice, complete with slight reverb, that she is Tirolian by ancestry.
[07:55:24] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Oh no, you got it wrong I should be saluting you…keyword should…but I wont"
[07:55:33] FO Ryu Hasegawa smirks at Vinai
[07:56:05] Lt. Ishida clears her throat softly indicating that she has tired of the banter.
[07:56:16] 2nd Lt Vinai paused slightly. "Not only that…but it sounds like you might be right on one thing…I'm not alone…" He let his own Tirolian accent roll through his last words like a russian spy trying to pass off as a texan cowboy.
[07:56:29] Lt. Ishida: What you see before you is a Karberran map of the insides of Urt Balor.
[07:57:03] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Oh, Tiresian too? smy parents came over on the boat too" *he has his sown accent*
[07:57:03] GM: ((Not just accent Vin, she is actually, 100% Tirolian clone stock))
[07:57:30] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Urt Balor….is that the name of the crag?"
[07:57:54] Lt. Ishida: Mountain, yes.
[07:58:40] Lt. Ishida: It is located 450 klick to our east in the Central AO. Right now the 35th Infantry are engaged in combat ops on and around the mountain.
[07:59:01] 2nd Lt Vinai crossed his arms waiting for her to continue. "Against what?"
[07:59:28] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "and more importantly, why are Fighter pilots being diverted there"
[07:59:39] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (ugh sorry for typos)
[07:59:49] Lt. Ishida: A indeterminate but presumed large host of Haydonites. They estimate Battalion strength or greater.
[08:00:32] Lt. Ishida: You aren't fighter pilots anymore Flight Officer, if you are in this unit you are a Raider. And our mission profile is, far less vanilla.
[08:01:01] 2nd Lt Vinai: "So more…caramel?" He smirked then waved his hand. "Sorry couldn't resist…please continue."
[08:01:17] Lt. Ishida narrows her eyes, then points back at the map.
[08:01:21] FO Ryu Hasegawa flashes a grin at Vinai
[08:02:00] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "I do like caramels"
[08:02:08] Lt. Jaron says sternly "Gentlemen, on task or I will make you run in the snow in your undies"
[08:02:16] Lt. Ishida: Base command at Kato Zano has tasked us with gaining entry to the caverns below. Our mission is one of recon, and after that, whatever the higher ups deem necessary based on out intel.
[08:02:33] Lt. Ishida: ((out = our))
[08:02:52] 2nd Lt Vinai seems a bit more focused now. "What's so special about the subterrain down there?"
[08:03:04] Lt. Ishida: Everything.
[08:03:22] Lt. Ishida: First of all, this map is over 40 years old, and as you can see, hand drawn.
[08:04:03] Lt. Ishida: The caverns of Urt Balor were used by the Karberrans as a redoubt and sanctuary against the Invid before the UEEF pushed them offworld.
[08:04:35] Lt. Ishida: Now, the tables have turned and the Haydonites have moved in and have dug themselves in.
[08:04:54] 2nd Lt Vinai: "If that's it, why the recon?"
[08:04:55] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "could always drop the entire mountain on them"
[08:05:07] Lt. Ishida: We cannot perform any deep penetration scans due to large Sketien deposits running throughout the mountain.
[08:05:26] 2nd Lt Vinai paused for a moment. "Say what now?"
[08:05:52] Lt. Ishida: So, we have no way of knowing what exactly is going on down there. And best intel we have gotten from the 35th is that every attempt to penetrate the mountain has failed.
[08:06:01] Lt. Fallnya: "Sketien its a compound that fouls Sensor scans, also very radioactive after processed."
[08:06:27] Lt. Fallnya: *Whispers to Vinny
[08:06:29] 2nd Lt Vinai rubbed his chin for a moment. "Why would anyone want to process such a volatile ore?"
[08:07:00] Lt. Fallnya: "Fuel, much like how humans used Uranium Ore."
[08:07:07] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Probably weaponizing it if I would take a guess…damned Haydonites"
[08:07:08] Lt. Ishida nods
[08:07:18] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Or that"
[08:07:19] Lt. Ishida: Volatile only when processed and refined.
[08:07:43] 2nd Lt Vinai rubbed his chin for a moment. Then looked at Lt. Ishida. Something was on his mind.
[08:08:21] Lt. Ishida: Now, we are getting ahead of ourselves, we don't even know if the enemy is after the ore. With their mastery over Shadow Technology, it would seem, redundant, regardless, that’s one of the things we need to find out once we get down there.
[08:08:44] Lt. Ishida: That’s the mission profile as it stands now.
[08:09:05] Sadrine: Well then, at least I know why I'm here.
[08:09:07] CWO2 Sarah nods. "That's still a question, is how pure it needs to be to be volatile. As I mentioned once, if we can get a way to destabilize it, it would be a good way to bring the mountain down in on them later if we need to."
[08:09:17] Lt. Ishida: Yes, you are our proverbial ace in the hole.
[08:09:45] 2nd Lt Vinai just stares at the map for a moment. "Well how about I find out for you eh?"
[08:10:08] 2nd Lt Vinai stood up silently and walked over towards his bed and looked for his laptop.
[08:10:26] Lt. Ishida: That would be helpful. Fairman.
[08:10:32] Lt. Ishida says, turning it over to Jaron.
[08:11:13] Lt. Jaron nods "Sure go ahead. Might get something useful"
[08:11:50] Lt. Fallnya: "Are we all going in or are there some of us gona be drawing any attention away from the recon squads in the air or on the ground?"
[08:12:25] Lt. Ishida: We will all be going in, the UEEF forces on the surface are more distraction then we could muster.
[08:12:55] Lt. Ishida: Of course, you're Fairman's troop so, pardon me if I spoke for him.
[08:13:07] Lt. Ishida nods at Fairman.
[08:13:10] Lt. Jaron nods "The original idea was to setup a diversion at another opening but I don’t know if that is feasible now"
[08:13:19] 2nd Lt Vinai pulling out a rather thick laptop, it looked more like a miniature briefcase than laptop. As he opened it, seconds later it came to life after he seemingly pressed his thumb against something. "Hello Maxy. Fine day isn't it?" Max quickly lowered the volume and kinda heh heh'd to himself before he began typing.
[08:13:25] FO Ryu Hasegawa sighs, he was really missing the cockpit of a Fighter right about no
[08:13:41] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (now)
[08:14:10] 2nd Lt Vinai: (Can I google it lol)
[08:14:59] GM: Summerwind helps you synch with the base network.
[08:15:07] GM: Roll skill
[08:15:20] 2nd Lt Vinai: (which one you looking for?)
[08:15:48] 2nd Lt Vinai: (I'll assume Comp Op)
[08:16:06] 2nd Lt Vinai: Skill Check: [1d100] => [66] = (66)% vs skill of 78%
[08:17:18] Lt. Fallnya: "Well if we are all going in so we don’t accidentally drop the place on ourselves, I’d recommend primary load to be all Fragmentation missiles, or Armor Piercing. Rather than HEAP and Plasma."
[08:17:33] Lt. Fallnya: Of course depending on what units we are gonna take in."
[08:17:52] GM: You are able to pull up very basic information on the subject matter. It is very important culturally, akin to the Alamo in significance. However, details are sketchy at best, and you note that the reason for that is two fold. Any pre-invasion data was lost when the Invid Invaded, and anything more recent, as evidenced by the map before you, was hand made and likely never uploaded to any computer system.
[08:17:55] Lt. Jaron: "Noted Lurana"
[08:18:38] 2nd Lt Vinai shakes his head. "Well…this is the civilian info I was able to pull up. In a file called Jack shit."
[08:19:05] CWO2 Sarah: (( thought Heap /was/ armor piercing? ))
[08:19:21] 2nd Lt Vinai: ((that's what the AP in HEAP is. lol))
[08:19:21] Lt. Fallnya: (Armor piercing high explosive)
[08:19:26] Lt. Ishida: ((it is, High Explosive Armor Piercing))
[08:19:35] Lt. Fallnya: (there’s also standard AP, and standard HE)
[08:19:42] CWO2 Sarah: (( ah. kk. ))
[08:20:05] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Summerwind…how secure is this connection we're on?"
[08:20:22] Lt. Ishida: ((and not for nothing, but, I would think AP rounds would do less to a cave innards then High Explosive, unless you are trying to bury yourself in an uncontrolled blast))
[08:21:03] LCpl Summerwind: Meh, secure enough, most everything is compartmentalized or stand alone.
[08:21:07] Lt. Fallnya stands from her seat moving closer to Jaron smiling and whispers into his ear
[08:21:30] 2nd Lt Vinai grins slightly and…starts typing again.
[08:22:31] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Alright then. Lets see what else I can dig for…" His screen then showed a sort of…rapidly filling blue screen of death.
[08:23:04] Lt. Jaron smiles from the whisper and whispers back
[08:24:36] GM: Roll the bones
[08:24:54] 2nd Lt Vinai: Skill Check: [1d100] => [90] = (90)% vs skill of 48%
[08:25:03] 2nd Lt Vinai tchs lightly.
[08:25:37] CWO2 Sarah: (( dice do not love you. *patpats* ))
[08:25:53] Lt. Fallnya: (curious how did he go from 78 to 48%?
[08:26:04] 2nd Lt Vinai: (Because I went from Operation to Hacking O.o)
[08:26:23] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (at 48% its 50-50)
[08:26:23] Lt. Ishida: Maybe the Karbarrans maintained an oral history
[08:26:44] Lt. Fallnya Smiles and yanks Jaron over a bit and gives him a kiss and lewdly but in the shadows squeezes him some where where the others cant see
[08:26:58] Lt. Ishida facepalms
[08:27:10] Lt. Ishida points towards Lurana's room.
[08:27:15] Lt. Ishida: Just…go.
[08:27:21] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "well it looks like the Officers are getting to know one another"
[08:27:26] FO Ryu Hasegawa laughs
[08:27:30] 2nd Lt Vinai: "I'm just curious though…Lt. Ishida, are there any known functioning or otherwise abandoned mines?"
[08:27:47] Lt. Ishida shakes her head.
[08:27:52] Lt. Ishida: I do not know.,
[08:28:50] 2nd Lt Vinai: "In any case, should we gain entry into the caves, I'll have to find some sort of short range communication that doesn't utilize sound waves."
[08:28:51] Lt. Ishida: It would stand to reason that there would be, given the utility of the ore.
[08:29:15] LCpl Summerwind: Two words sweet cheeks…land line.
[08:30:17] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Oh I got your sweet cheeks…I mean…not have them actually but…moving right along!" He coughed a moment. "Call it a hunch…but if there is ore that can be utilized, whose saying it isn't as we speak. I mean hell what's to say right now no one's mining it?"
[08:31:03] Sadrine: The Karberrans mine the ore elsewhere on their world.
[08:31:19] Lt. Fallnya: (i think i scared Jaron off )
[08:31:40] CWO2 Sarah glances up a little. "It's only been used as a power source, and the Haydonites have been using protoculture beneath their cloaking devices instead."
[08:31:44] 2nd Lt Vinai: "That's common knowledge…but everyone knows, what's known to the public is but just a morsel of the full meal."
[08:31:52] Sadrine: In fact, I would think a large reason that the Karberrans and the UEEF are fighting over Urt Balor is for the ore, in the wake of your precious Protoculture up and disappearing on you.
[08:32:00] Lt. Jaron enjoys the moment and returns the kiss soon returning to the others
[08:32:46] CWO2 Sarah nods a little to Sadrine. "Makes definite sense, yes."
[08:33:24] Lt. Fallnya returns to her seat wiping her mouth with her fingers and a simple but naughty smile
[08:33:31] Sadrine: I take it the easy ways in are, blocked?
[08:33:36] 2nd Lt Vinai: "So what's not to say the Karberrans not having an underground facility. I mean it's as you said. The ore naturally absorb sensors."
[08:34:16] Lt. Jaron comments "Did you all get any hint of what was in the large cave that has killed everything?"
[08:35:41] LCpl Summerwind: I bet it was a Grue!
[08:36:42] 2nd Lt Vinai just simply stares at his blue screen. As if something going to leap out and flick him on the forehead, divinely delivering his answer.
[08:36:49] Lt. Jaron: "Any animal on this planet categorized to be that big?"
[08:37:06] Sadrine: On Karberra, everything is big.
[08:37:44] Sadrine: There are cave dwelling animals that would make a snack of an Alpha rather easily.
[08:37:44] Lt. Fallnya looks over the maps and information we have while looking at her own datapad
[08:38:00] CWO2 Sarah shakes her head. "It wasn't made clear. I believe Lt. Maeless speculated at one point that it may have been a Haydonite Dragon, but that was pure speculation, and not confirmable without taking a direct look."
[08:38:27] Sadrine: Which entrance was it?
[08:38:30] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [50] = (50) vs 43%
[08:38:45] CWO2 Sarah glances over. "Sector 12."
[08:38:52] Sadrine: I see.
[08:38:57] 2nd Lt Vinai blinks and begins typing again. Albeit a tad slower as he's thinking as he types.
[08:39:13] GM: ((Lu, if you want to roll, please let me know what for and what skill before you roll))
[08:40:03] Lt. Ishida: Sector 5, here, is the other know entrance, and is swarming with enemy trench and bunker networks.
[08:40:29] Sadrine: I see, and any other entry points?
[08:41:05] 2Lt. Aylanea sighs. "Sector 8 was mentioned, but it's too heavily monitored, they'd know where we entered in an instant. And the base there takes fire."
[08:41:41] Sadrine: I see, I will study the map. I will get you in, I just hope you know what you are doing and where you are going once I do.
[08:41:49] 2nd Lt Vinai: ((attempting to get into Karbarran government files))
[08:41:52] 2Lt. Aylanea rubs the outside of her leg a little as she speaks, wincing.
[08:41:52] 2nd Lt Vinai: Skill Check: [1d100] => [62] = (62)% vs skill of 48%
[08:41:58] Lt. Jaron: "I'm leaning towards dropping something heavy into the cave to see what raises from it"
[08:42:07] GM: Access TOTALLY Denied!
[08:42:09] GM: Loser!
[08:42:18] Lt. Jaron: (hehe)
[08:42:27] 2nd Lt Vinai smacks his head against the laptop again. "Very funny….stupid techies…"
[08:42:57] Lt. Ishida: What are you trying to access Lieutenant?
[08:43:16] 2nd Lt Vinai: "If I'm correct, I can solve you're little entry issue.
[08:43:43] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Since the ore seems to be distributed in deposits and not veins, they would have more than one facility."
[08:44:46] 2nd Lt Vinai: "I'll leave the muscle to you guys, but should I find one, why not just enter in through the mining facility closest to Urt Balor and well..take a look around?" He shrugged as he pushed away his laptop, feeling defeated."
[08:45:23] Lt. Ishida: It's still worth a look, tomorrow we'll talk with the base commander.
[08:46:36] Lt. Ishida looks at her watch
[08:46:40] 2nd Lt Vinai: "That's fine…I think I'm going to relax my mind a bit…" Reaching for his laptop, he pressed his thumb against the lock as a rather anime-ish girly giggle sounded and began the shut down process. "Let play again sometime Maxy..*insert ecchi-ish giggle….here*."
[08:47:06] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Nice computer, she single?" he laughs
[08:47:19] Lt. Ishida: No, not now, tomorrow morning, 0600
[08:47:29] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Nope but she has a sister." He laughed deeply.
[08:48:15] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Nice, if I was made of circuits and metal id so totally hit that" he jokes back
[08:48:19] Lt. Ishida shakes her head. Stands and walks to her room, and returns in a second or two with a fur-lined jacket.
[08:48:52] Lt. Ishida: I'm going for Mid-Rats, Vinai. 0600 tomorrow I'll be out front of your hooch, don’t keep me waiting.
[08:49:15] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "yeah not good to keep a girl waiting for your first date"
[08:49:20] FO Ryu Hasegawa grins
[08:49:39] Lt. Ishida ignores that on her way outside.
[08:49:52] Lt. Jaron comments "Dismissed all. See you in the morning"
[08:49:53] 2nd Lt Vinai replaced his computer and picked up his datapad once again and pulled in one earbud this time. He looked over and in a harmonious tone. "I'd neva…neva..nevanevaneva, dooooo a thing like that….tooo yoooouuu.." He laughed lightly and went back to writing…something.
[08:50:52] Lt. Fallnya stands sharply "Dismissed Aye aye Sir." *and pounces and drags Jaron into her quarters jokingly
[08:51:13] Lt. Jaron is taken away
[08:51:51] 2Lt. Aylanea laughs at Lu's antics, and glances around to everyone else, smiling slightly.
[08:51:57] Lt. Fallnya then of course lets him go and lies down on her bed for a nice nap
[08:52:34] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "well I better go and make my acquaintance with the cot I'm gonna be sleeping know us enlisted folks " he jokes
[08:52:49] FO Ryu Hasegawa grabs his jacket out of his bac and heads for the door
[08:53:17] GM: As you leave the hooch you see Ishida in a HMMVW driving away.
[08:53:30] 2nd Lt Vinai stands up, while picking up his laptop in his other hand via the small handle. He hummed and cooed in various notes apparently simply murmuring some sort of slow jam playing on his datapad. He nodded to each of them as his low-volumed singing continue, even out the door.
[08:54:01] Lt. Jaron joins Lurana for a "nap"
[08:54:26] FO Ryu Hasegawa as Vinai comes out "I am so not calling you sir…ever"
[08:54:37] FO Ryu Hasegawa chuckles
[08:55:13] 2nd Lt Vinai paused for a moment. "Personally, I don't care for it. I'm just Max out here." He nodded to Hasegawa as he continued back to their hooch."
[08:55:35] 2 LT Komillia hits the hay
[08:55:50] CWO2 Sarah just shakes her head and glances over towards Sadrine. "Sorry about any perceived lack of sanity on some parts, it's better in the field." She smiles just a little. "So where'd they poach you from to join us? I'm hoping we're not snitching you from somewhere you're happier…"
[08:56:38] FO Ryu Hasegawa follows after Vinai and opens the door to the Hooch
[08:56:50] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "so lets see what kind of place this is"
[08:57:13] 2nd Lt Vinai inclines his head and walks in. "Well better than a dump, but not as good as a barracks building I'd probably guess."
[08:57:27] Sadrine: Your behavior is chaotic and off times without direction. They, 'poached' me from the Sentinel contingent in orbit. And, anywhere but here would make me happy. Now, I have a map to study.
[08:58:20] CWO2 Sarah sighs. "Again, apologies for that." She slips away to allow the map studying then.
[08:58:25] Gage looks to Anji "Heading out Anji, want an escort or you staying awhile?"
[08:59:25] GM: Ryu and Vin, your hooch is a wooden structure with corrugated steel roof with sandbag reinforcements. there is a kitchenette 'living room' with TV and computer. and 6 individual rooms. the bathrooms and showers are down the road
[08:59:44] Cpl. Astrea does her thing some where far off killing enemy and staying warm in the cold crewl world!
[09:00:00] LCpl Summerwind: Sure, why not, darn occifer rolled off without offering us a ride anyway. Oh well.
[09:00:17] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Told you…less than a dump…but not as good as a barracks building."
[09:00:23] Gage nods to Anji and waits to walk with her
[09:00:51] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "To be honest Vinny, id rather be in my bird….they turned me into a grunt" he laughs and tosses his kit down

[09:01:17] GM: The next morning.
[09:01:36] GM: Ishida shows up in front of the hooch and using the heel of her boot knocks three times.
[09:02:19] FO Ryu Hasegawa tosses a pillow at the door
[09:02:22] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "shut it!"
[09:02:34] GM: the door is kicked open.
[09:02:52] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Vinny your girlfriends here"
[09:02:58] Lt. Ishida tromps into the common area of the hooch.
[09:04:03] 2nd Lt Vinai: "…Are you really trying to get my balls cut off?" He shook his head as he stood up. "Well good morning to you too Ishida."
[09:04:30] GM: How is he dressed?
[09:04:57] 2nd Lt Vinai basic full utilities (cammies)
[09:05:18] Lt. Ishida looks as if she was about to go ballistic, but nods seeing he is dressed and ready to go.
[09:05:21] Cpl. Astrea: (OUT OF UNIFORM!)
[09:05:53] FO Ryu Hasegawa stretches and yawns, dressed only in his boxers, showing off his lean, yet deceptively muscular body
[09:06:09] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "(very out of uniform lol)
[09:06:14] 2nd Lt Vinai sighed lightly as he put on his 8 point (boonie) cover. Apparently he loved that damned thing more than the standard baseball cap cover.
[09:06:23] GM: Ishida is in her CVR-3F with a fur lined jacket. She has a M-90 on a tactical sling.
[09:06:49] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "well, this was a fine howdy doo"
[09:07:13] GM: the weapon she is carrying is nothing you have seen the UEEF issue, well, to you anyway.
[09:07:23] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Guess you're going to the brig…they sent the femmbot after you."
[09:07:25] Lt. Ishida: Lets go.
[09:07:44] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Brig? Its like a second home to me"
[09:07:51] FO Ryu Hasegawa flashes a grin
[09:08:20] Lt. Ishida waits for Vinai to hop into the passenger seat then sets off to the base command center.
[09:08:48] 2nd Lt Vinai uneventfully sits into the vehicle.
[09:08:54] GM: The rest of you Free RP, or tell me what y'all are doing to further the cause.
[09:09:05] FO Ryu Hasegawa decides that while hes up might as well get dressed
[09:09:25] Lt. Fallnya: (MAKIE BABIES!!! J/k)
[09:09:29] 2nd Lt Vinai: ((Watching pron does not further the cause…))
[09:09:34] CWO2 Sarah: (( bad Lu ))
[09:09:35] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (lol)
[09:10:22] Gage leaves a note for Anji to let her get some beauty sleep and prepares for a nice jog
[09:11:33] CWO2 Sarah is up and in her CVR already as well, running through a checklist and figuring on what equipment might be needed for the entry into the mountain, and the firepower required.
[09:11:49] Lt. Fallnya is probably in the mech bay doing some general things to every ones mech to prepare them for the coming Decent based on the list of gear Jaron and Ishida gave her, possibly even modifying the armor on 4 of the Vehicles to take a tad more punishment with breakaway layer of armor
[09:11:55] GM: Arriving at the Base CP Vinai sees a troop of Karberrans doing morning PT and shortly after wards a four ship flight of KDF fighters scream down the runway and lift off into teh crisp morning air.
[09:12:10] GM: Roll teh bones Lu
[09:12:11] GM: Lu
[09:12:44] 2nd Lt Vinai can't help but smile. "Such a pleasant sight."
[09:12:49] FO Ryu Hasegawa finds some time to relax in the common room of the hooch
[09:12:57] 2Lt. Aylanea meanwhile is strapping her CVR on, and checking her hair in the mirror, and making sure she isn't going to wreck her hair when she puts her helmet on, per normal.
[09:14:02] Lt. Ishida pulls up and parks the jeep and clipping her helmet to her belt dons her soft cover.
[09:14:19] 2nd Lt Vinai looks over at Ishida's current gear. "So…what's with the…full…well…what is all that?"
[09:14:23] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *tickles Komi* ))
[09:14:34] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [26] = (26) [1d100] => [7] = (7) [1d100] => [84] = (84) [1d100] => [33] = (33) [1d100] => [47] = (47) [1d100] => [93] = (93) [1d100] => [74] = (74) [1d100] => [32] = (32) [1d100] => [8] = (8) vs 58% Basic Mechanics to lube, ect ect and make sure every ones mech isn’t gonna freeze in the field
[09:14:51] Lt. Fallnya: (looks like i fail on 3 ppls mechs
[09:15:07] Lt. Jaron: (think you should stick to blowing things up )
[09:15:15] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( definitely. ))
[09:15:19] 2nd Lt Vinai: ((Probably mine since you've never seen a Beta with an Aegis FAST PACK lol
[09:15:26] Lt. Fallnya: (hey i did good, except on 3)
[09:15:43] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( didn't know Jaron had given you a list of equipment anyway. ))
[09:15:44] 2 LT Komillia starts loading up her Devastator up with a few extra Gallant clips and survival gear.
[09:16:03] Lt. Jaron: (ummmm pillow talk )
[09:16:06] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *peeks at Jaron* ))
[09:16:20] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( seeing how some were talking about taking diferent things than normal ;p ))
[09:17:17] Lt. Jaron: (yea….just maintenance stuff. you still get your toys
[09:17:54] GM: well, Lu, roll 1-lu, 2-suki 3-Sarah, 4-Jaron, 5-anji, 6-Ay, 7-ryu, 8-vinny, 9-sandy
[09:18:03] GM: roll a d9 three times
[09:18:13] Lt. Fallnya: [1d9] => [6] = (6)
[09:18:15] Lt. Fallnya: [1d9] => [5] = (5)
[09:18:16] Lt. Fallnya: [1d9] => [3] = (3)
[09:18:31] FO Ryu Hasegawa after finding some time to work out, grabs his uniform and jacket and slips out of the hooch to go walk to the Flight Line
[09:18:36] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( I feel the love, really ))
[09:18:39] GM: Anji , ay, and Sarah's mecha have FAULTS!
[09:19:39] Lt. Fallnya: (hopefully maintenance crews catch those faults and there not to hard to correct
[09:19:40] Lt. Ishida looks at Max and pauses. then, starting towards the CP again, drops the clip and unclips the rifle from her sling and hand it to him.
[09:20:25] Lt. Fallnya: (other than that I'm gonna modify Jaron's, Sarah's. Mine, and Anji's mechs with a little extra armor plating (based on who tends to take the most damage out of the group)
[09:20:40] Lt. Ishida: It's an M-90, we'll have to get you and Hasegawa one.
[09:20:53] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [57] = (57) [1d100] => [17] = (17) [1d100] => [34] = (34) [1d100] => [35] = (35) vs 38%
[09:21:34] 2nd Lt Vinai nods. "I'm fine with my loadout. I just didn't bring it with me. Just my trusty Ka-Bars". He patted his lower back gently.
[09:21:57] Lt. Ishida takes the weapon back, clips it back up and slams the clip in.
[09:22:31] Lt. Fallnya: (d 4' to see who’s mech doesn’t get the extra armor?)
[09:22:31] FO Ryu Hasegawa looks around admiring the VTs
[09:22:51] GM: You enter and are bathed in warmth from the heaters. After a few minutes you are allowd back to the Colonels office.
[09:23:00] GM: perc Ryu
[09:23:11] GM: Sure lu
[09:23:25] Lt. Fallnya: [1d4] => [4] = (4)
[09:23:34] CWO2 Sarah ponders and checks her M90C, making sure she has clips for it and such, making notes to herself idly.
[09:23:40] CWO2 Sarah: (( double-screwed for Anji I guess ))
[09:23:41] FO Ryu Hasegawa: [1d20] => [13] = (13)
[09:24:07] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (13, forgot what to add to per)
[09:24:10] 2nd Lt Vinai greets the Colonel respectfully and removes his boonie cover. "Morning sir."
[09:24:24] Lt. Fallnya hollars at some techs "I'm finished, can you check my work please?
[09:25:32] GM: Ryu, you walk past the bird on the line, and you notice that the ones you are walking past now, MUST belong to the unit you just got assigned to. There are Five Legios with Super FAST packs on them lined up in revetments. You see Lurana, covered in grease (giggity) working on some of the units wheeled mecha nearby.
[09:26:18] Lt. Ishida salutes the Karberran officer ((it's a she))
[09:26:25] CWO2 Sarah: (( hmm, well lubricated, go get her, Jaron. ;p ))
[09:26:29] CWO2 Sarah: (( *ducks* ))
[09:26:44] 2nd Lt Vinai: *"ma'am".
[09:26:51] Col. Hav'Weth: Ah, Ishida, and…
[09:27:24] 2nd Lt Vinai snaps to. "2nd Lieutenant Vinai. Communications and Electronic Warfare Officer….ma'am."
[09:27:35] Col. Hav'Weth returns the salute.
[09:27:42] Col. Hav'Weth: Very well. What can I do for you?
[09:27:48] FO Ryu Hasegawa looks over the VTs and then turns to Lurana
[09:28:10] Lt. Ishida: We're trying to gain more information on Urt Balor. The Lieutenant here has some thoughts.
[09:28:13] 2nd Lt Vinai: /me nods relaxing a bit. "May I Ishida?"
[09:28:32] 2nd Lt Vinai nods relaxing a bit. "May I Ishida?"
[09:28:36] Lt. Ishida nods to Max and takes a step back, resting her hands on her weapon.
[09:29:25] Lt. Fallnya doesn’t notice Ryu wiping her face with a rag as she looks at the Cyclones, and Devastators she was working on taking out some tools again going back at it to check 3 of those mechs that didn't seem to accept or are leaking in some way [1d100] => [86] = (86) [1d100] => [38] = (38) [1d100] => [93] = (93) vs 38% Mechanical Engineer
[09:29:52] Lt. Fallnya: (well only manage to find the problem on one…
[09:30:15] 2nd Lt Vinai relaxes a tad. "Ma'am. As I currently understand, our mission is to gain entry into the subterranean section of Urt Balor. As we delved over maps, and utilized IT resources, it dawned upon me that the way in is a bit easier. On the other hand, it may be a bit more complex."
[09:30:51] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [82] = (82) vs 38% mechanical engineer to correct the problem on the one
[09:31:40] FO Ryu Hasegawa keep walking down the line, just happy to be among the VTs since he arrived
[09:32:21] 2nd Lt Vinai: "As known. There's a very precious untapped resource residing underneath this mountain. I am here to tell you that, this may not be the case. As we all know, what's known to the public is only but a morsel of the entire meal."
[09:32:59] Col. Hav'Weth: Untapped?
[09:33:03] Col. Hav'Weth laughs heartily
[09:33:32] Col. Hav'Weth: My dear boy. We have been mining that mountain as long as I can remember.
[09:34:14] Lt. Fallnya finally disgusted she throws the wrench in a random direction (possibly at the FO if she doesn’t notice him)
[09:34:51] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Well ma'am. Then the mission you've given us is rather simple in a theoretical sense. Unless the mining facility that was in use was completely sealed off and scrubbed from records, our entry underneath Urt Balor lies there."
[09:35:08] Col. Hav'Weth: have a seat.
[09:35:27] 2nd Lt Vinai sits down and sits up straight.
[09:35:55] Col. Hav'Weth: Urt Balor did possess mining facilities, well before the masters and well before the Invid. But that all changed once the Regents host descended upon us.
[09:37:00] Col. Hav'Weth: Many of my people turned to Urt Balor for refuge, and, if I read your question correctly. Collapsed all the large entry ways to prevent the Invid access.
[09:37:53] Col. Hav'Weth: We were in the midst of reclaiming Urt Balor when the Haydonites arrived and having been beaten back from our polar regions, took Urt Balor for their own
[09:38:34] 2nd Lt Vinai nods slightly. "Understandably so. But that doesn't mean those entry points don't exist. But rather they're simply blocked. Now how to open them up, I wouldn't have a clue on what weaponry to do it with maximum efficiency."
[09:38:42] Col. Hav'Weth: We trusted to your UEEF to reclaim it. And thus far all they have done is turn it into a moonscape.
[09:39:27] Col. Hav'Weth: Now, we have given the UEEF another chance, and they have given us the 33rd.
[09:40:46] Lt. Fallnya: (rolling d100 Ryu, if it falls under 40% your gona get a sneak attack by a wrench!0
[09:40:49] Lt. Fallnya: [1d100] => [39] = (39)
[09:40:55] CWO2 Sarah: (( lol ))
[09:40:59] FO Ryu Hasegawa: [1d100] => [87] = (87)
[09:41:20] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20+6] => [4,6] = (10) strike
[09:41:48] Lt. Fallnya: [1d6+6] => [4,6] = (10) (well you get struck in the ankle i guess for this much damage
[09:42:48] CWO2 Sarah: (( doesn't he get a dodge opportunity? It's not like a bullet being shot in surprise round. ))
[09:42:57] Col. Hav'Weth: We were able to open two entrances. But we hear that whose are hotly contested.
[09:43:09] Lt. Fallnya: (most surprise attacks are not dodgeable )
[09:43:19] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (what am I Koed or something?)
[09:43:40] GM: Roll a perc Ryu, the toss was accompanied by some cursing
[09:43:44] 2nd Lt Vinai stood up slowly. "Ma'am…look. I'm not going to talk about things I have little knowledge to. But I will tell you this, Lieutenant Ishida and the rest of Echo Co. have been moving on all cylinders trying to break into this mountain so we can remove these Haydonites. I need you to believe in this proposal. The 33rd will prevail in our operations. The ability to work smarter not harder isn't something that comes right away ma'am" He opened his palm and smacked a fist to it. "We've been working hard enough. Now it's time we start working smarter. Less lives will be lost, there will be less collateral damage, and should everything go forward, we'll be done with this in less time."
[09:43:48] CWO2 Sarah: (( no, if it stands, it's 10 sdc damage. ))
[09:43:55] FO Ryu Hasegawa: [1d20] => [7] = (7)
[09:44:09] GM: Squirrel!
[09:44:31] CWO2 Sarah: (( if you have your SDC and HP figured out, it's not significant generally. ))
[09:44:36] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (well hes got 18 PE as well as bonuses from forced march, and so forth)
[09:44:52] Col. Hav'Weth looks at Ishida
[09:44:56] Col. Hav'Weth: I like him, he has spunk.
[09:45:27] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (so ankle smack? lol)
[09:45:39] Lt. Fallnya: (yea looks like it
[09:45:56] 2nd Lt Vinai didn't smile. His combat abilities weren't as profound as anyone else's in the group, but his determination and ability to adapt to a situation is why he's a lieutenant today.
[09:46:00] Lt. Fallnya: [1d20] => [5] = (5) perception to see if i notice it hit you
[09:46:07] Lt. Fallnya: (nope i don’t)
[09:46:08] FO Ryu Hasegawa yelps a bit as he is hit by the wrench
[09:46:13] GM: You get tonked in the boot Ryu
[09:46:19] Lt. Fallnya: (all i see is wabbits)
[09:46:23] CWO2 Sarah: (( what about the techs since she asked the techs to check her work? ))
[09:46:27] CWO2 Sarah: (( they mighta seen something ))
[09:46:33] FO Ryu Hasegawa picks up the wrench and looks around
[09:46:44] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "HEY!…anyone loose a wrench?"
[09:46:52] FO Ryu Hasegawa chuckles
[09:47:00] Ground Crew: [1d100] => [41] = (41)
[09:47:05] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (oops)
[09:47:10] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (nix he again)
[09:47:18] Ground Crew: Holy shit, who the hell did THIS chop job?
[09:47:36] CWO2 Sarah: (( hehehehe ))
[09:48:00] CWO2 Sarah: (( mentioned that in a whisper to you a lil bit ago, y'know ))
[09:48:01] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "question is, you guys hate Pilots that much?"
[09:48:05] Lt. Fallnya: "Bout time you got here, these 3 are starting to piss me off." *She points at the 3 mechs still glaring at the one she was last working on now wrenchless
[09:48:27] FO Ryu Hasegawa casts a glance over to the techies
[09:49:35] Col. Hav'Weth: Lieutenant. I appreciate your zeal, but the usual suspects regards entry have been exhausted. Lord knows, we have tried them all. You have a Spherian in your midst. I approved her transfer the second the request came across my desk, why? Because no one had thought to utilize one before now. I think she will get you in. And then, you will be able to get US in.
[09:50:28] 2nd Lt Vinai nods but also looked perplexed. "Pardon my inexperience, but what do they do exactly again?"
[09:50:46] Col. Hav'Weth: They are masters of stone and soil.
[09:51:07] Col. Hav'Weth: Able to manipulate it at whim
[09:51:31] 2nd Lt Vinai nods slowly. " excavators."
[09:51:40] Col. Hav'Weth: First out of the box idea I've seen you human types produce in a long time, no offfence.
[09:51:54] Lt. Ishida: None taken.
[09:52:04] Col. Hav'Weth: In essence, yes.
[09:52:07] 2nd Lt Vinai shakes his head. "We tend to recycle everything…and make it better."
[09:52:32] 2nd Lt Vinai gives a light laugh.
[09:53:11] Ground Crew: No joke, okay, look, let us take a crack at it.
[09:53:38] Ground Crew: And no, we like you pilots just fine, you keep the enemy bombers off our asses and provide us with a lot of job security.
[09:53:38] Lt. Fallnya: "Mind if i watch at least, I'm still learning, i don’t think i did so bad on the others."
[09:53:45] Ground Crew points to damaged mecha.
[09:54:18] FO Ryu Hasegawa chuckles
[09:54:27] Ground Crew: Sure, pull that unit onto the racks and we'll get started.
[09:54:38] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "you guys keep us flying, so good thing we have you guys"
[09:54:52] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "so anyone of you loose a wrench?"
[09:55:02] Lt. Fallnya: "Me"
[09:55:07] FO Ryu Hasegawa holds out the wrench
[09:55:08] Lt. Fallnya is still red faced and angry
[09:55:26] Lt. Fallnya walks the unit over to the wracks and puts it there
[09:55:43] Lt. Fallnya: "No give it to them I'm done playing monkey wrench with these to pissed off now."
[09:55:44] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "ah, I see, Ill need a new ankle then"
[09:55:48] FO Ryu Hasegawa jokes
[09:55:51] Ground Crew: ((rack, as in lift rack))
[09:55:56] 2nd Lt Vinai: "As to the apparent issue of naturally occurring EMP, I think I might have a possible solution to that."
[09:56:03] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (brb called for diner)
[09:56:15] Col. Hav'Weth: I'm all ears.
[09:56:32] Gage finishes his jog and prepares as if they are heading out today
[09:56:48] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Actually it might be better if I showed you. Ma'am, or Ishida, do either of you have a mirror handy?"
[09:57:06] 2nd Lt Vinai reached into his pocket as he spoke pulling out a small little pointer.
[09:57:07] Lt. Fallnya: "Can you Walk?"
[09:57:18] Col. Hav'Weth reaches into her desk and produces a fold up version
[09:58:55] 2nd Lt Vinai reached and picked up the mirror gently. "Thank you ma'am, now…as we all know. The problem with the ore is that it's ability to naturally absorb soundwaves instead of reflecting or refracting them. Now, I propose we use a small little fix like this. Laser communication is very powerful, but has the fault of LOS or Line of Sight."
[09:58:56] Lt. Jaron (exit): 21:58
[10:00:38] 2nd Lt Vinai then turns on the laser pointer and points it at the wall behind the CO. "As you can see…it's a straight line. No rocket science there….however if we do something like this…" He then take the mirror and turning it on an approximate 45 degree angle, he has the laser's light beam hit the wall next to him. "Here we have refraction of light without intensity."
[10:00:48] Col. Hav'Weth: Yes, if I recall, communications under the mountain was more, basic. Landlines, runners, hydraulic tubes.
[10:01:53] Lt. Fallnya: (waiting on Ryu to respond)
[10:02:21] 2nd Lt Vinai: "That's correct ma'am not secure or safe at all. But with the utilization of PSKM and a mirror, we can have a lucid, and secure line of communication with the outside as we decend down into the cave."
[10:03:10] Col. Hav'Weth: I agree, it sounds reasonable, it's up to you which method to use.
[10:03:54] 2nd Lt Vinai inclined his head and smile. "Thank you for having faith in my methods. They will prove invaluable down there, especially as we get closer towards the mineral in question."
[10:04:26] Col. Hav'Weth: Will that be all?
[10:04:44] Lt. Ishida looks at Max as if to ask, 'anything else?'
[10:06:08] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Yes ma'am. I'm going to need to procure some communications equipment, modulators, demodulator and a SATCOM Radio, man-packable.
[10:06:48] 2nd Lt Vinai: "And of course…mirrors…handheld if possible." He then gave a cheerful smile.
[10:06:54] Col. Hav'Weth nods then calls for her aide, speaks in her native tongue and looks at you as the aide leaves.
[10:06:56] Col. Hav'Weth: Done
[10:07:29] Lt. Ishida gives the Col a concise brief on what they have all discussed prior.
[10:07:35] 2nd Lt Vinai: "I will instruct Summerwind on the plan and make sure we maintain comms as reliable as possible while down there."
[10:07:45] Col. Hav'Weth: Very well then, if there is nothing more, you are dismissed.
[10:07:46] 2nd Lt Vinai then stepped back for Ishida to move forward.
[10:08:04] Col. Hav'Weth: Oh, one last thing
[10:08:17] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Yes ma'am?"
[10:08:23] Col. Hav'Weth: You might want to locate someone who knows the layout.
[10:08:38] Lt. Ishida: Hai ma'am.
[10:09:06] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Understood. Ishida, do we have a Logistics section in Echo Co?."
[10:09:36] GM: Ryu, the swelling goes down fast enough, it was a superficial tonking, Lu, you watch as the tech repair the work you did and show you some tips and tricks to do what you had intended.
[10:10:19] GM: What is every one else doing?
[10:11:05] GM: Jaron, Komi?
[10:11:26] 2nd Lt Vinai: (They're playing with perv kitteh!)
[10:11:53] CWO2 Sarah wanders down to check on her Cyclone by this point, looking around.
[10:12:25] 2Lt. Aylanea looks around, and gets her armor adjusted, heading for equipment check as well.
[10:12:28] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hehehe ))
[10:12:28] Lt. Jaron studying map
[10:13:14] Sadrine next to you Jaron, looks over the map in silence.
[10:13:37] 2 LT Komillia is mostly just making sure her gear is up to snuff, and waiting on the others to finish their business
[10:14:33] 2Lt. Aylanea stops off a few moments, does her business, then steps back out of the little girls room once finished, continuing on her way to the mecha checking.
[10:15:20] GM: Later, back at the clubhouse…er, I mean hanger.
[10:15:40] GM: Max, this is the first time you've seen the units mecha
[10:16:14] 2nd Lt Vinai raises an eyebrow. "What…are these? And where's my Beta?"
[10:16:32] Lt. Ishida: You'll, be behind me.
[10:16:52] Lt. Ishida: If and when we conduct Air ops.
[10:17:00] 2nd Lt Vinai: "I'm assuming not in a manner I would want to be eh?" He snickered slightly.
[10:17:04] FO Ryu Hasegawa grumbles at this
[10:17:10] Lt. Ishida: Otherwise, we'll have to check you out a Cyclone.
[10:17:27] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (or is this just Vinai and Ishida)
[10:17:36] Lt. Ishida: ((V and I))
[10:17:44] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (ok, scratch that)
[10:17:55] Lt. Fallnya waves at Ishida still grease covered
[10:18:04] 2nd Lt Vinai: "A who what now? I mean I know what it is…sorta…but"
[10:18:25] GM: ((I'm assuming all players are in one place right now, the hanger, either having just arrived as is the case with V and I, or working on checking your kits))
[10:19:15] Maj. Kavashera rolls up in his M-299
[10:19:26] Maj. Kavashera: Ah, there you all are. At ease at ease!
[10:19:33] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Nice throw with the wrench by the way"
[10:19:39] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Morning sir…"
[10:19:42] FO Ryu Hasegawa adds as a off comment
[10:19:48] Maj. Kavashera looks over and without asking rolls his eyes
[10:19:53] Maj. Kavashera: Lu tossing stuff again?
[10:20:14] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "just my pride out the window"
[10:20:22] FO Ryu Hasegawa grins
[10:20:24] Lt. Fallnya: "Gotta relieve the Stress right major?"
[10:20:24] Maj. Kavashera: Could be worse…
[10:20:38] Maj. Kavashera: Riiiight.
[10:21:03] Maj. Kavashera: Well, glad you are all here, our little toy is about to arrive from the battle Group.
[10:21:09] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "True I coulda been out of action before even getting a chance to blow stuff up"
[10:21:25] Maj. Kavashera looks at his watch then looks up into the sky with a shit eating grin.
[10:21:37] Gage is cleaning his 90
[10:21:55] CWO2 Sarah blinks at the Major, looking upwards.
[10:22:06] Lt. Ishida dons her shades now that the sun is beginning to poke over the mountains.
[10:22:14] 2nd Lt Vinai sighs lightly, "Sure it doesn't relate to anything I do specifically. Don't mind me if I don't get a hard on from seeing a new weapon sir. Not my thing."
[10:22:40] 2Lt. Aylanea sniggers at the comment from Max, and looks up.
[10:23:02] Maj. Kavashera: If you don’t get hard seeing this son, there's no hope for you and we might as well neuter you because you can no longer call your self a man.
[10:23:35] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Well sir unless it's a 50 wall of big assed Tirolian women sir…it probably won't."
[10:23:40] CWO2 Sarah starts laughing a little then.
[10:23:53] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "A new toy?! Sir if its as awesome as you say I will kiss your boots from here until doomsday"
[10:24:01] FO Ryu Hasegawa jokes
[10:24:18] GM: In the sky a dark shape begins to grow larger as it descends. The outline becomes identifiable as a Garfish cruiser.
[10:24:24] CWO2 Sarah keeps looking up, but… She laughs anyway. "Hmm, neutering. Always fun…"
[10:24:36] Lt. Jaron watches the approach
[10:24:44] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Penis envy much Sarah?" He laughed lightly.
[10:25:01] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Careful Vinny she might just do it"
[10:25:07] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "and not in the good way"
[10:25:21] GM: As it gets closer and more detail can be made out you note that the normally underslung Hanger pod is absent and a large 6 wheeled vehicle is in it's place.
[10:25:24] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (innuendo ftw)
[10:26:00] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Well if she uses a knife, it means she has to grab me first…at least then I can run around saying she grabbed my junk."
[10:26:00] Lt. Fallnya: "By the way what is this Toy?"
[10:26:11] GM: The 'Fish hovers over the deck in front of you as zinc oxide colored ground crew Spartans direct the cargo down.
[10:26:32] CWO2 Sarah snorts. "Er, no. I don't do that to people. Nope." She blinks at the vehicle then, watching it. Before laughing softly at Max's comment.
[10:26:53] GM: With a thud and groan of hydraulic the massive vehicle settles.
[10:26:56] 2nd Lt Vinai glanced up slowly as he saw the sky slightly eclipsed. "What in the hell is that? Oh wow ok now it looks familiar."
[10:27:11] FO Ryu Hasegawa laughs as well then looks to the new toy
[10:27:22] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "I hope it blows up stuff REAL good"
[10:27:45] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Cant wait to unwrap her….then again I like to unwrap other things too"
[10:27:59] GM: The Garfish moves off and then climbs back into the sky disappearing from view.
[10:28:01] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Talk about meals on wheels. We're about to feed those Haydonites a healthy portion of ass kicking."
[10:28:16] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "I hope they are hungry then"
[10:28:29] Lt. Fallnya: "An Artemis….At least i think that’s what its called?"
[10:28:42] FO Ryu Hasegawa chuckles, staring at the thing
[10:29:04] Lt. Ishida: Hai
[10:29:24] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Hello…but Ishida you haven't gone anywhere."
[10:29:43] GM: ((The Silhouette next to it is an Alpha in battloid mode))
[10:29:45] Lt. Fallnya: "So who gets to drive that Monster?"
[10:29:54] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Not it."
[10:30:07] CWO2 Sarah uhms slightly. "Not me."
[10:30:28] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "I dunno bout you guys but I do VTs…not huge things with wheels"
[10:31:01] Maj. Kavashera: Oh, don't you worry, this baby comes fully loaded, ammo, floor mats, crew.
[10:31:07] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "even if it is armored to the teeth…"
[10:31:14] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Cappuccino machine too?"
[10:31:17] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "and oozing with power?"
[10:31:30] Maj. Kavashera: Probably.
[10:31:33] Lt. Fallnya whispers to Jaron
[10:31:44] 2nd Lt Vinai: "And a bordae?"
[10:31:44] FO Ryu Hasegawa has the look of a kid in a candy store
[10:31:53] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "and dancing girls?"
[10:32:00] 2Lt. Aylanea ooohs. "Maybe I could learn how to drive it…" She awws a little at hearing it has a crew. "And here I thought I could get the keys and use it as shopping van."
[10:32:00] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "cant forget those"
[10:32:10] 2Lt. Aylanea laughs just a little.
[10:32:23] 2nd Lt Vinai: "No no Hasegawa….we already have the dancing girls." He snickered slightly.
[10:32:43] Lt. Ishida looks with scorn at Max's remark.
[10:32:47] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Well, as long as they don't throw wrenches at us"
[10:33:05] FO Ryu Hasegawa winks to Fallyna
[10:33:24] 2nd Lt Vinai looks over at Ishida. "Lighten up…" He smiled and shook his head calmly.
[10:33:32] Lt. Fallnya stomps Ryu's toe
[10:33:39] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Ow"
[10:33:49] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Owned…" He laughed loudly.
[10:33:49] FO Ryu Hasegawa then starts laughing
[10:34:05] GM: The look on Ishida's face tells you that, that's not likely.
[10:34:07] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Hey at least it was by a babe…who happened to throw a wrench at me"
[10:34:32] 2Lt. Aylanea snickers at Lu. "Grumpy much?"
[10:35:18] Lt. Fallnya: "Only after performing maint and some mechs come up with faults."
[10:35:31] 2nd Lt Vinai sighs. "I will say this…even annoyed Ishida's a beauty. I guess looks can kill…or stun…or possibly mutilate."
[10:35:52] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Hey at least our CO is hot"
[10:36:03] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "couldn’t ask for much more"
[10:36:21] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (he meant that regarding flight lead)
[10:36:26] Lt. Ishida: Hear that Fairman, they think you're hot.
[10:36:47] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Ouch, now that hurts"
[10:36:51] Lt. Fallnya laughs
[10:36:56] 2nd Lt Vinai shakes his head. "Hasegawa…didn't think you were that comfortable with your manhood man."
[10:37:01] Lt. Ishida flashes a malicious grin at max
[10:37:09] Lt. Fallnya: "Yea and hes mine, unless you wanna try to beat me for him?"
[10:37:21] CWO2 Sarah glances over towards Ryu and Max. "She kills and mutilates better when she has her sword in hand, I believe." She narrows her eyes just a little. "And Lt. Ishida is mine, keep your grubs off." She winks then.
[10:38:08] FO Ryu Hasegawa laughs at his own gaffe and just grins
[10:38:17] 2nd Lt Vinai shrugs. "Doesn't matter to me…only three things matter in the world to me currently. Music, communication, and camaraderie…nothing more."
[10:38:20] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "well the stuffed shirt is hot, not her CO then"
[10:38:40] Lt. Fallnya: "Any way." *she goes to enter the Arti taking a look at the inside since no one else has moved to it
[10:39:44] GM: Unlike the interior of a UEEF ship, the Artemis is cramped, tight and reminds you of the interior of a 20th century submarine. You have enough room to move about in CVR-3, but little more.
[10:40:32] Lt. Fallnya looks around finding control room, any living quarters for extended stays, and into the back in the mech bay
[10:40:32] Lt. Jaron takes a breath and heads inside as well after the some of the bantering has lightened
[10:40:50] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Snug, I sure hope this things a she…otherwise I'd have a problem"
[10:40:50] Lt. Jaron asks the Major "How many are in the crew?"
[10:40:59] GM: The living quarters are again, like a sub, and you figure you'll be hot bunking
[10:41:23] GM: The stats for this beast are on the site in the mecha section
[10:41:33] 2nd Lt Vinai follows behind in third, assuming someone goes in before him. "Well time to find my section…" Looks for radar-type panels and perhaps oscilloscope-like equipment to determine the comms bay.
[10:41:49] Maj. Kavashera: 15 crew, plus 32 troops
[10:42:10] CWO2 Sarah peeks around just a little bit at the quarters, raising her eyebrows a little at the vehicle in general. "Neat."
[10:42:44] Maj. Kavashera: Don't worry folks, you wont be required to fly her, she's just the family camper, and our TOC in the field.
[10:42:50] Lt. Fallnya: "I call Jaron if we have to stay in this, as my bunk mate!
[10:42:53] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Sir, does this vehicle mainly use radio communications or does it have auxiliary ports for extra types?"
[10:44:10] Maj. Kavashera: has all the bells and whistles, plus a nice advance comm array, it IS a scout Titan after all.
[10:45:02] 2nd Lt Vinai nods slightly…and adjusts his pants.
[10:46:02] Maj. Kavashera notices
[10:46:02] Lt. Fallnya: (are me and Jaron the only ones inside
[10:46:09] Maj. Kavashera: Good man, wont have to neuter you after all.
[10:46:47] CWO2 Sarah snickers.
[10:47:18] Gage: (doubt it but anyways)
[10:47:23] 2nd Lt Vinai aheh and turns towards the machinery. "Yup…there's two things that get the blood goin."
[10:47:35] 2nd Lt Vinai: (There's a couple of us in here.)
[10:47:54] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "You mean aside from a woman in your bed or a VT screeming down the runway? Vinny you got issues"
[10:48:13] Lt. Ishida slings her rifle behind her and climbs up inside and takes a look at the mecha facilities
[10:48:21] FO Ryu Hasegawa chuckles and keeps looking around
[10:49:19] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Comm girls are nerdy and hot at the same time." He rubbed the back of his head and laughed, hoping Summerwind wasn't in any vicinity to hear him.
[10:50:22] LCpl Summerwind: [1d100] => [68] = (68)
[10:50:32] LCpl Summerwind sadly isn't in ear shot.
[10:50:44] CWO2 Sarah: (( aww. ;p ))
[10:50:48] CWO2 Sarah: (( hehehe ))
[10:50:51] Gage comments lightly to those nearby "Need to setup Hasegawa up with a bear woman or something"
[10:51:17] LCpl Summerwind: That's easy enough, just slather him in honey.
[10:51:20] LCpl Summerwind: ((now she is))
[10:51:33] CWO2 Sarah follows along behind Suki, per normal, to look around.
[10:51:47] Gage smirks at Anji's arrival
[10:51:57] 2Lt. Aylanea laughs and rolls her eyes at Anji. "Nice…"
[10:52:05] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Probably not…knowing Hasegawa, you might find jizz in the fuel tank." He snickered slightly."
[10:52:26] FO Ryu Hasegawa slugs Vinai's shoulder
[10:52:45] Lt. Fallnya smooches the cheek of Jaron, still all greasy "Gonna get back to work."
[10:53:26] Lt. Jaron nods to Lurana "Don'vt throw no more tools"
[10:54:01] 2nd Lt Vinai took the blow and shook his head. "Heh…anyway…I need to get to work on a refraction scheme once we start the mountain entry mission." His face went from light-hearted to serious as he stepped past a couple people to exit the vehicle.
[10:54:09] Lt. Fallnya: "Hey cant help it when i get pissed, would you rather i rip wires out?"
[10:54:17] Maj. Kavashera: All right you clowns, head to the command deck or debark, we need to get this thing under cover before some Toaster spy drone sees it.
[10:55:04] 2nd Lt Vinai stands outside the vehicle. "Summerwind…I need you to come with me. We've got work to do."
[10:55:15] Lt. Jaron replies to Lurana "I guess not"
[10:55:28] LCpl Summerwind: You bring the butter, I'll bring the jumper cables.
[10:55:50] Lt. Jaron exits the vehicle
[10:55:59] Gage does as well
[10:56:07] 2Lt. Aylanea gives Summerwind a look, laughing softly.
[10:56:17] 2nd Lt Vinai: "It's going to involve some demodulators, modulators, man packable SATCOM radios, and mirrors. Just like a good porn."
[10:56:21] LCpl Summerwind: What? i saw it in a video game once.
[10:57:00] CWO2 Sarah follows along behind Suki, per normal.
[10:57:16] Lt. Fallnya helps load the mechs aboard were bringing
[10:57:48] Maj. Kavashera: nah, not now, techs still have to go over everything and secure it from transit mode.
[10:57:59] 2nd Lt Vinai informs Summerwind of the current comm plan he briefed for the CO.
[11:04:33] GM: The massive machine is backed into a hanger and secured.
[11:05:09] 2nd Lt Vinai nods. "Well we got a whole afternoon ahead of us. Guess I'll get back to songwriting and communication planning.
[11:05:19] CWO2 Sarah watches the big machine get secured, glancing around a little and heading to check her Cyclone.
[11:05:28] 2nd Lt Vinai: ((Actually…apparently I've been set up to get something else…))
[11:05:32] 2nd Lt Vinai: ((O.o))
[11:05:43] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "so, boss, have I been assigned a Cyclone yet?"
[11:05:55] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (talking to the guy who brought us the toy)
[11:06:28] CWO2 Sarah: (( er, Ay does, not me ))
[11:08:56] LCpl Summerwind: So, umm, mirrors
[11:09:40] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Yes…mirrors."
[11:09:59] LCpl Summerwind: Care to enlighten me?
[11:10:10] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Everything will be supplied…ok…do you have a pocket mirror?"
[11:10:41] LCpl Summerwind: yeah,
[11:10:43] LCpl Summerwind digs
[11:10:49] LCpl Summerwind hands it over.
[11:11:55] 2nd Lt Vinai performs the same demonstration for Summerwind. "See? This way instead of worrying about the rocks…we'll extend the range of the lasers by refracting it back to the SATCOM radio which will be camo'ed outside of the mouth of the entry point so we can maintain comms with the outside no matter how far down we go."
[11:12:25] LCpl Summerwind nods and gives you a slightly insulted look as you explain Laser Communications 101 to her.
[11:12:30] 2Lt. Aylanea glances to the two comm techs and slips back just a little bit, snickering. "Good luck with the 'nerdy and hot' girl, Max." She smiles and slips away then, to go check her Cyclone better, whistling cheerily.
[11:12:42] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *runs like heck* ))
[11:12:57] LCpl Summerwind mutters
[11:13:15] 2nd Lt Vinai: "I'm sorry Anji…I know you're smarter than that…but…sometimes the most basic tricks solve the most complex of problems."
[11:13:22] LCpl Summerwind: I throw something at her, be even from behind and this distance I'd still hit her inteh boobs.
[11:13:25] 2nd Lt Vinai in fact did use her first name.
[11:14:19] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Indeed. As long as the angle is properly guessed. Lasers are very precise."
[11:14:28] 2nd Lt Vinai: "You'd probably hit her directly in the nipple."
[11:14:53] LCpl Summerwind laughs
[11:14:58] LCpl Summerwind: Yeah, ole Torpedo Tits
[11:15:16] 2nd Lt Vinai paused for a moment…then went back from boobyland to reality.
[11:15:29] 2nd Lt Vinai: "But you get the idea now."
[11:15:43] FO Ryu Hasegawa pokes his head into the comm room
[11:15:45] LCpl Summerwind: Anyway, I dunno about the mirrors. I mean it's a sound enough plan and all, but, that mountain is getting pounded 24/7 by artillery, cant imagine what that’s doing to the tunnels insides, dust, vibrations, stuff like that.
[11:15:50] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "you two behaving in there?"
[11:15:55] FO Ryu Hasegawa jokes
[11:16:17] 2nd Lt Vinai: "I'll show you the video later Hasegawa…" He laughed deeply.
[11:16:56] FO Ryu Hasegawa: "Hot damn!"
[11:17:06] FO Ryu Hasegawa grins and leans against the doorway
[11:17:53] 2nd Lt Vinai tchs lightly. "That's the only variable I can't account for. But the laser should be strong enough to carry the message with little error to the outside."
[11:18:06] LCpl Summerwind nods
[11:19:22] LCpl Summerwind: Well, laser is faster then most, so, whats say we double up. Those Haydonites are damn complex when it comes to jamming. How bout we use the Laser as Primary, but string the MSE behind us as backup. At least if something collapses behind us, the MSE line might stay intact.
[11:20:02] 2nd Lt Vinai: "But we'll need a contingency plan in case…I love your brain…" He laughed deeply.
[11:21:13] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Jamming really only works on radio waves…which due to the mineral ore…sucks up that energy already."
[11:21:18] LCpl Summerwind: Roger that, you grab the mirrors, I'll snag the cable.
[11:21:41] LCpl Summerwind: Pff, come on man, you heard of laser dispersing aerosols haven’t you?
[11:22:21] 2nd Lt Vinai nods slowly. "They would have to know where the beam is though…then again…no they wouldn't."
[11:23:33] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Nevertheless, Col. Hay'Weth has already secured our supplies.
[11:24:09] 2nd Lt Vinai: "It's simply up to us to establish and maintain comms with the outside."
[11:24:32] 2Lt. Aylanea wanders to where the Cyclones are on racks, to see if she can find out from the techs what's wrong with hers, and why it's up there.
[11:24:42] LCpl Summerwind: Roger that, so, that begs teh question, …
[11:24:52] LCpl Summerwind she leans forward and gives you a toothy grin.
[11:25:02] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( uhoh ))
[11:25:12] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *giggles* ))
[11:25:34] LCpl Summerwind: You want to brave the dark, possibly get shot at, or, do you want to remain behind, all snug as a bug and let the woman to the real work?
[11:25:34] 2nd Lt Vinai: "And that would be?" He tilted his head awaiting her question.
[11:26:55] LCpl Summerwind gives you that look that shows she has 'been in the shit'
[11:27:42] 2nd Lt Vinai then just gave her a blank look. "Just make sure the radio stays up." He shook his head and rubbed a spot in between his shoulders just barely. Whatever it was, it bothered him occasionally.
[11:28:59] LCpl Summerwind nods.
[11:29:26] LCpl Summerwind: Okay, okay, sorry, didn’t mean to challenge anyone's manhood. Just playin B.
[11:29:27] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( meeeeeew ))
[11:29:51] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (hehe)
[11:30:12] 2nd Lt Vinai rubbed at it a bit more. "Nah it's not that…this just irritates me on occasion." He continued to rub at it until finally it slowly subsided.
[11:30:29] LCpl Summerwind: Ight,
[11:30:52] LCpl Summerwind replies in a surprisingly earthy accent most found in the 'hood'
[11:31:54] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *peeks* ))
[11:32:25] 2Lt. Aylanea taps her foot as she watches the techs. "Excuse me, mind saying what's wrong with my Cyclone?"
[11:32:56] Ground Crew: Nothing now, we fixed that slap dash armor job.
[11:33:19] Ground Crew: Now it's a finely balanced armor job
[11:33:26] 2Lt. Aylanea nods just a little bit at that. "Ah. Everything else good then? And… how did it get a slapdashed armor job?"
[11:33:35] 2nd Lt Vinai simply blinked. "Well I don't have anything else to brief you on. I'm gonna try and figure out what else we can do to make sure the comes are up 99.9% of the time" He then sat down and pulled up his datapad and stylus. Instead of writing, he tapped the touch screen a couple times and then started drawing based on hopeful assumption.
[11:33:41] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( it still has other faults on it ))
[11:34:06] Ground Crew: Lt. Fallnya, she put armor plate on most of your gear, did a good job on the Devo's and Silverbacks, but had a tough time on the Cycs.
[11:34:48] 2Lt. Aylanea cringes just a little bit at that. "She do anything else other than armoring? Seeing how that wasn't asked for really?"
[11:34:57] LCpl Summerwind: Roger that. And trust, me, this team needs the comms. More then any I've every worked with.
[11:35:06] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lol ))
[11:35:48] FO Ryu Hasegawa: (hehe )
[11:36:03] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *paddles Anji* ))
[11:36:13] 2nd Lt Vinai spoke solemnly…possibly for the first time since he's been there. "Well…yea. Go ahead and do what you need to. I'll be here working on this."
[11:36:32] LCpl Summerwind recognizes the mood has shifted.
[11:36:48] LCpl Summerwind: Roger that Ell Tee.
[11:37:29] 2nd Lt Vinai shook his head. "It's…just Max. Always has been." He didn't look up, he just continued to work. He so far had only drew rectangles.
[11:38:35] LCpl Summerwind nods.
[11:38:40] LCpl Summerwind: Okay…max.
[11:38:53] LCpl Summerwind leaves shaking her head.
[11:39:10] LCpl Summerwind mutters under her breath.
[11:40:13] 2nd Lt Vinai pinched the bridge of his nose to help him think momentarily. Then continued to draw. He hated this side of his job. But it had to be done. He never was any good at delegation of duty.


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