Chapter 1: Night 3

[07:01:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): As the Yukikaze’s engines spool to flank speed you can see the blue green orb of Tirol and the twinkling lights of the UEEF space docks. Except the twinkling lights are the station and its pickets flak perimeter. The area ahead is devoid of Haydonite capital ships but there is no shortage of Wraiths, the majority of which are mixing it up with Alpha’s, Beta’s, Bioroids, Conbats, and whatever other mecha the UEEF and TDF has been able to put up. You figure there are no less than 8 to 10,000 fighters in the air, most of which are Haydonite.
[07:05:41] Lt. Ishida (GM): Okay, Ober isn't in just yet, so, he is working form the outside what the Yukikaze's damage control teams are working form the inside. namely, the extrication of the hang fire missile in tube 16
[07:06:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): Bright red beams of energy swath past you and impact upon the Yukikaze, the first three easily absorbed by the ships Pin Point Barrier system. Now that the Yukikaze is clear of the fleet, the Haydonites are free to fire their heavy guns on her without fear of hitting their own ships in the process. In an eerie ballet of coordination, the Wraiths break off like a school of fish to allow their capital ships a clear lane of fire. Once struck, the Wraiths return to their regular, apparently chaotic attacks, only to repeat the bizarre maneuver each time one of their capital ships fires.
[07:07:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): With over half the Yukikaze’s fighter compliment either destroyed or out of commission, Major Reese (Yukikaze CAG) works to provide the ship with as much cover as he can despite the intermittent communications. Ishida Suki now in tacit proxy command of the Bengals 2nd Flight orders ‘her’ four remaining planes to cover the Yukikaze’s engines.
[07:09:09] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida: "Flight 2, form up on the Yuki's Starboard aft, and form a screen, maintain 300 meters from the vent unless you want to get toasted."
[07:10:25] Sarah adjusts and tries to gently guide the attached Legios into that position, so Suki can keep commanding while she does the firing. "Maneuvering into position."
[07:11:57] Lt. Lurana Fallnya doesn't respond to the comm traffic trying to keep focused on the battle having just swapped to Guardian Configuration so as to have better maneuvering capabilities preparing to lock up as many enemy fighters as possible cursing slightly inwardly
[07:12:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [21] = (21)
[07:12:17] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki SRSI roll
[07:14:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida "Heads up, new picture, 6 inbound behind us, clear to engage!"
[07:15:16] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d20+6] => [10,6] = (16)
[07:16:23] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [8,5] = (13)
[07:16:23] Sarah: [1d20+1] => [11,1] = (12)
[07:16:51] Lt. Ishida (GM): Enemy
[07:16:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+2] => [19,2] = (21)
[07:16:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+2] => [4,2] = (6)
[07:16:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+2] => [3,2] = (5)
[07:16:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+2] => [18,2] = (20)
[07:16:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+2] => [17,2] = (19)
[07:16:53] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+2] => [5,2] = (7)
[07:18:08] Lt. Ishida (GM): Three wraiths barrel in weapons blazing! They fire on Sarah , Lu and a random Alpha
[07:18:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): In order, Sarah Lu and…Bob
[07:18:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [11,4] = (15)
[07:18:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [11,4] = (15)
[07:18:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [18,4] = (22)
[07:18:54] Lt. Ishida (GM): Poor Bob
[07:19:24] Lt. Lurana Fallnya she grins anticipating the attack on her maneuvering her fighter in a slight tilt while keeping on current course!
[07:19:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): roll dodge, remember Alpha's have AD only in Fighter mode
[07:19:25] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d20+15] => [8,15] = (23)
[07:19:48] Sarah: [1d20+9] => [3,9] = (12)
[07:22:45] Lt. Ishida (GM): Lurana nimbly maneuvers her mecha around the blast while Sarah eats hers
[07:23:06] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+6] => [3,6] = (9)
[07:23:16] Lt. Ishida (GM): Bob also eats his
[07:24:23] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d4*10] => 50
[07:24:39] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Beta/Alpha Legios takes another nasty hit
[07:25:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [82] = (82)
[07:25:36] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would try to scan the two making sure there not to bad off as of yet before turning her attention to locking as many of the enemies as possible (4 locks when its my turn)
[07:25:45] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d100] => [63] = (63)
[07:26:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Beta's main thrusters huff and flutter before shutting down!
[07:26:27] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (well crap 63 vs 53 read sensory equip :9)
[07:26:41] Lt. Ishida (GM): You don't see shit cap'n
[07:26:59] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (but would i visually see the beta's trouble?)
[07:27:36] Lt. Ishida (GM): That you DO see, the beta has lost all power but thankfully it was facing in the correct direction so inertia is carrying it, for now.
[07:28:28] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would try to make com contact with Lt. Ishida asking her to detach and to see if she wants me to lug the Beta back to the ship
[07:28:38] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida "We okay back there?" She asks, clam as you please.
[07:29:04] Sarah sighs into her comm. "Main thrusters just bought it, targeting is down…"
[07:29:32] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Negative 9, engage those fighters. If they take out the Yuki's engines we're ALL as good as dead."
[07:30:20] Sarah: "All power down… I'd have better luck digging the Cyclone out and using that, really, if it has one, I'm thinking."
[07:30:24] Lt. Lurana Fallnya nods and moves to cover the pair at least while continuing to lock targets (lock 4 targets if its my turn and that will end it)
[07:31:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): nod, you will attack on attack three
[07:32:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): Sarah your attack/action
[07:32:55] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki transforms to Battloid, staying connected, and flips the beta combo around so that She in her alpha is facing the enemy.
[07:37:08] Sarah tries to poke at controls to get /something/ back working, basically.
[07:37:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [11,4] = (15)
[07:37:01] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [9,4] = (13)
[07:37:01] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [15,4] = (19)
[07:37:27] Lt. Ishida (GM): shooting at Suki, Lu and …Bill
[07:38:32] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki, unable to dodge so connected crosses her arms in a parry…
[07:38:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+13] => [2,13] = (15)
[07:38:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): getting hit full in the chest instead
[07:38:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d4*10] => 50
[07:38:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): for 50 pernt
[07:39:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): Bill attempts to dodge…
[07:39:45] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [19,5] = (24)
[07:39:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): and does so, HA take that Haydonite scum!
[07:40:33] Lt. Ishida (GM): you dodge but it takes an attack , but will not steal your 'attack' although it will eat one up…
[07:40:54] Lt. Lurana Fallnya parries instead crossing her arms over the cockpit
[07:41:29] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d20+12] => [8,12] = (20)
[07:41:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d4*10] => 30
[07:41:51] Lt. Ishida (GM): 30 pernts to your left arm
[07:42:14] Lt. Ishida (GM): Bill and Bob fire at the enemy
[07:42:21] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [10,4] = (14)
[07:42:22] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [18,4] = (22)
[07:42:40] Lt. Ishida (GM): The enemy tries to dodge but four missiles are to much
[07:42:53] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d6*10*4] => 240
[07:42:53] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d6*10*4] => 200
[07:43:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): Both Wraiths are hit. and both break off
[07:43:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): The three other wraiths open fire
[07:43:54] Lt. Ishida (GM): actually, to be fair, I'll roll to see if bill and bob hit the ones with higher init
[07:44:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): 1-50 higher, 51-100 lower
[07:44:48] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [10] = (10)
[07:44:49] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [87] = (87)
[07:45:08] Lt. Ishida (GM): One of the Wraiths that could have fired at you breaks off, as does another
[07:45:16] Lt. Ishida (GM): only two fire upon the 4 of you
[07:45:33] Lt. Lurana Fallnya locks on the 4 non damaged buggers!
[07:46:05] Lt. Ishida (GM): Your targeting computer has already crunched it's numbers, trying to alter it's parameters will take an attack
[07:46:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [13,4] = (17)
[07:46:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [10,4] = (14)
[07:46:23] Lt. Ishida (GM): firing at Bill and Bob
[07:47:37] Lt. Ishida (GM): I will roll, of the two that ran, if I roll under 25% those were ones your computer had aimed at
[07:47:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [40] = (40)
[07:47:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [86] = (86)
[07:48:03] Lt. Ishida (GM): nope, your computer loves you and has locked on those still in attack formation
[07:48:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): Lu it is your strike
[07:48:14] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d20+1] => [16,1] = (17)
[07:48:42] Lt. Lurana Fallnya depresses the trigger launching 4 missiles each at 4 targets that are still in attack formation!
[07:49:08] Lt. Lurana Fallnya then looks at her missile count seeing 4 left "Aww shit maybe I shouldn't have done that"
[07:49:18] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Wraiths do a collective O.O and try to dodge, futilely
[07:49:40] Lt. Ishida (GM): roll damage
[07:50:00] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [2d20*10] => 310
[07:50:00] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [2d20*10] => 140
[07:50:01] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [2d20*10] => 120
[07:50:02] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [2d20*10] => 360
[07:50:31] Lt. Lurana Fallnya grins gleefully as the plasma missiles shower their 20ft blast radius with flame and heat
[07:51:15] Lt. Ishida (GM): Two Wraiths explode sending debris every which way while two continue on.
[07:51:37] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki fires a spread of 4 at the left most
[07:51:43] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [15,3] = (18)
[07:52:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d6*10*4] => 240
[07:52:03] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Gotta love that pretty shower the plasma missiles make"
[07:52:09] Lt. Ishida (GM): Killing it leaving one more
[07:52:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): Bill and Bob fire at it
[07:52:42] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [4,5] = (9)
[07:52:42] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [6,5] = (11)
[07:52:51] Lt. Ishida (GM): Oh bob! You sucky bastard
[07:53:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [8,4] = (12)
[07:53:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20] => [20] = (20)
[07:53:27] Lt. Ishida (GM): The wraith is able to waste the missile volley leveled at it
[07:53:40] Lt. Ishida (GM): while Bob missiles fly off to seek their fortune
[07:53:55] Lt. Ishida (GM): Lu your action
[07:54:15] Lt. Lurana Fallnya levels her destabilizer linking it with her lasers at the remaining target!
[07:54:37] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d20+14] => [4,14] = (18)
[07:54:51] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki fires a spread of 4 at it
[07:54:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [6,3] = (9)
[07:55:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [19,4] = (23)
[07:55:06] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [3] = (3)
[07:55:17] Lt. Ishida (GM): And the wraith (suckers on FIRE) kills her missiles
[07:55:26] Lt. Ishida (GM): Bob and Bill try to close the deal
[07:55:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [13,3] = (16)
[07:55:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [11,3] = (14)
[07:55:43] Lt. Ishida (GM): And their combined 8 missiles obliterate it
[07:56:07] Lt. Ishida (GM): Perc rolls please
[07:56:15] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d20] => [11] = (11)
[07:56:16] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [9,3] = (12)
[07:56:30] Sarah: [1d20+1] => [5,1] = (6)
[07:56:49] Lt. Ishida (GM): All of you notice it is getting 'brighter behind you'
[07:57:22] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Lt, Perhaps it is is time you detach and let one of us drag that beta in for repairs or salvage"
[07:57:33] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would peer behind her in the canopy
[07:57:38] Lt. Ishida (GM): It is clearly evident that you are reaching the flak perimeter set up by the UEEF dock yards and it's Ikazuchi guardians (ala BSG woot so cool)
[07:58:39] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki looks the situation over and noting no nearby enemies(that can threaten them) concurs "I have it 9, you stay on station."
[07:58:45] Lt. Ishida (GM): Approaching the flak barrier the majority of the Wraiths break off, not willing to throw themselves at the steady and heavy barrage. However the Yukikaze doesn’t slow down and plunges headlong towards it, her PPB systems primed and ready to protect her. On the bridge, Lieutenant Austin (Comms) has broken through the Haydonite jamming and has connected Captain Reinard to Dockyard command. “Fleet command to Yukikaze! You’re heading right into our flack cover! We’ll try to make you a hole.” The Captain ponders, but for only a split second. “Don’t you dare commander, you give us a hole and those Haydonites will slip in right behind us before you can plug it back up again.” She looks to her XO who nods in understanding. Keying the overhead, Commander Tekeda addresses the bridge. “Damage Control, rig the ship for impact. Clark, take us in best speed. Kuma-san! Do your best to keep the shields and engines on line. Reese, get as many of your fighters in as you can, inform the ones that can’t that they are going to have to weather the barrage or stay back out with the rest of the fight.” His commands are replied to with yes sir’s’ as they set about the task at hand.
[08:00:16] Lt. Ishida (GM): Over your Comms you here the CAG's voice. "All Craft return to base immediately! We're running the gauntlet! You lag and its YOUR ass!
[08:00:42] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida "You heard the man! RTB!"
[08:01:21] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Finally" She maneuvers switching to battloid and gripping a wing on the beta gently so as not to damage it further. "Lets go cant have only one dragging the load"
[08:02:50] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki detaches from the Beta and takes the opposite wing and helps Lu maneuver the crippled machine back to the Yukikaze. As you do so you see hell and damnation ahead of you as the flak barrier looms before you. "How the fuck are we gonna live through that" comes to your minds.
[08:03:21] Lt. Lurana Fallnya shakes her head clearing that thought
[08:03:23] Sarah sighs softly as she gets dragged back to base. "This is embarrassing."
[08:03:55] Lt. Lurana Fallnya smiles at the girl not exactly recognizing her. "Could be worse"
[08:04:21] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida "Are we going to have to scoop you out of your Beta after every op?" She remarks dryly, in a sad attempt at humor

[08:03:14] Lt. Ishida (GM): On EARTH!!!!

[08:05:36] Lt. Ishida (GM): You have landed in Battloid mode in the center of what once was a town. building are ablaze around you , and, ironically, you smell the smoke as you Alpha has taken a 'whuppin' at the hands of nigh 30 year old mecha
[08:06:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): Dazed townsfolk, shocked and bewildered mill about, some, trying to fight the fires, other, to lost to the horror of war stand mute unable to act.
[08:07:47] Lt. Jaron uses sensors to scan the area for anymore surprises along with anyone near/in the flames. (Sensory equip [1d100] => [98] = (98) vs 45%)
[08:10:00] Lt. Jaron looks about then on com "Command, is any aid heading this way?"
[08:13:21] Lt. Ishida (GM): The fire and heat and other crud from the battle has clouded your sensors, you can only see the immediate, the fires. Over your radio you hear, "Mercy Flight inbound ETA 3 minutes." In time a two ship flight of Horizon-V drop ships pass over the town and then land on the outskirts. Crew and security debark and set up a perimeter. A VR041M clad soldier approaches you as his men fan out and attend to the conflagration and distressed civilians. "Damn, what the hell happened here?"
[08:15:47] Lt. Jaron on com "close to a platoon of mercenaries in heavy gear and two fully armed spartans"
[08:18:36] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Did a number on this place. That for sure." he shurgs. Noting the damge you have sustained he ask " You okay in there, you look pretty thrashed from out here.
[08:19:49] Lt. Jaron: "Yea, doing a systems scan as we speak. I should be able to make it back in one piece."
[08:20:17] Lt. Ishida (GM): As if to emphasize his statements, the Spartans a few hundred meters away continue to cook off ammo
[08:21:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): The medic hems and haws "Damn, hoped you'd be able to hang out. Once we're done here we need to pull back to base. Odds are, the guys that did this will see it and move back in after we've gone. Finish the job…"
[08:22:37] Lt. Ishida (GM): "tell you what, these resistance types, good fighters, but not an ounce of humanity in em…"
[08:27:48] Lt. Jaron takes a few steps back and transforms to fighter. He ejects the cyclone from storage and climbs out of the cockpit. "I will see if I can't find any tracks and get a location" as he heads to the collapsed cyclone
[08:28:22] Lt. Ishida (GM): The medic nods. "I see if a few of the marines here will go with."
[08:28:33] Lt. Jaron: "Very well"
[08:30:49] Lt. Ishida (GM): After a few minutes two Marines in VR-052 approach. They look pretty weather beaten. "Sup there zoomie. Scout type huh, alright, we got yer back."
[08:32:02] Lt. Jaron transforms in battloid move and walks in direction the brigands were coming from to see if he can get any tracks (perception [1d20+2] => [11,2] = (13)). He nods
[08:33:17] Lt. Ishida (GM): The tracks of the retreating resistance are easy enough to notice, as they made no attempt to hide their withdrawal…the tracks lead off to the south west into some more rocky terrain
[08:34:48] Lt. Jaron points to the rocks "Well, lets head that way." Goes into bike mode and moves out
[08:35:58] Lt. Jaron goes about 35mph to keep tracks insight for now and hopefully avoid any trouble
[08:36:08] Lt. Ishida (GM): Heading along the tracks you halt some ways from the rocky terrain, … roll any skills you might think pertinent please.
[08:38:16] Lt. Jaron: (pilot motorcycle [1d100] => [78] = (78) vs 70, perception [1d20+2] => [15,2] = (17), detect ambush [1d100] => [4] = (4) vs 50, detect concealment [1d100] => [43] = (43) vs 45)
[08:38:52] Lt. Jaron concentrates on his surrounding then piloting
[08:39:59] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (he notices a naked girl and falls off his bike?)
[08:41:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): Based on the tracks these folks seem to have skedaddled in a hurry, however if they had expected someone to follow them then this area would be suicide to venture into…it is however a natural choke point, and may well be where thy enemy will traverse if they choose to move on the town again.
[08:44:27] Lt. Jaron relays info to his follower marines "Keep alert….getting close"
[08:45:07] Lt. Ishida (GM): "How many you say attacked that town?" One of the Marines asks?
[08:46:16] Lt. Jaron: "It was over 15 for sure..maybe over 20. The Spartans took most of my attention"
[08:47:57] Lt. Jaron slowly moves onward, transforming into battloid and has his EP-37 in hand.
[08:48:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Hmm, well, in your honest opinion, you think they are gonna come back, in force?" His buddy snorts "Shit, were my mates that got wasted, sure as shit I'd be coming back." The other Marine nods. "Exactly, Not sure what it may look like to an Air Marine, but us mudhumpers might want to set up a nice defended spot to ambush these asshats. rather then following em."
[08:48:58] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Your call though there Loot."
[08:51:47] Lt. Jaron glances to the ground for mines as they move towards the choke point (perception [1d20+2] => [4,2] = (6)) "You guys feel free to voice any suggestions come a firefight"
[08:54:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): The terrain doesn't look like it wold support mine laying, but regardless, you can't see any tell tale signs. You Marine support sigh. "Your call boss." After that it's down to business for those two. One watches high, the other low as you make you way into what looks to be the entry to a canyon
[08:55:11] Lt. Jaron moves onward "Noted" he brings his EP up to the ready
[08:56:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): As you move into the canyon proper you are taken aback at the stark beauty of the wind and water formed formation. Never before have you seen such forces of nature at work, Even on Mars, the terrain you saw had been formed millennia ago, this, this canyon could have been made yesterday by comparison. Roll Perc
[08:57:12] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+2] => [1,2] = (3)
[08:57:16] Lt. Jaron: (ugg)
[08:57:23] Sarah: (( lol *patpats* ))
[08:57:50] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (Falls into said canyon?)
[08:58:39] Lt. Ishida (GM): You turn a bend and walk right into the center of a hastily made camp. Some 10 surly types are laying about, one carrying water to a fire in the center, a few are resting, but three others are armed to the teeth and are most apparently on sentry duty, "HOLY SHIT!!! Enemies!" They open fire!
[08:59:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [6,4] = (10)
[08:59:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [19,4] = (23)
[08:59:01] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [19,4] = (23)
[08:59:29] Lt. Ishida (GM): They fire on! 1-4 you 5 marine 1, 6 marine 2
[08:59:29] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [4] = (4)
[08:59:29] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [4] = (4)
[08:59:30] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [6] = (6)
[09:00:41] Lt. Ishida (GM): You have two shots inbound on YOU!
[09:01:24] Lt. Jaron tries to skip out of the way (auto-dodge [1d20+3] => [7,3] = (10))
[09:01:32] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [10,5] = (15)
[09:01:41] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Marine is hit
[09:01:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): You are hit, Attackers win ties…
[09:02:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): second shot?
[09:02:20] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+3] => [16,3] = (19)
[09:02:39] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (hit, hit DAMAGE REPORT!)
[09:03:09] Lt. Ishida (GM): All three of your are hit square
[09:03:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): You are hit by a LAR-10 and LAR 10C, the Marine is hit by LAR-10C
[09:03:42] Lt. Ishida (GM): [4d6+2] => [3,3,2,3,2] = (13)
[09:03:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): 13
[09:03:54] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d4*10+6] => 26
[09:04:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): 39 total
[09:04:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): the marine takes..
[09:04:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [4d6+2] => [6,3,5,2,2] = (18)
[09:04:49] Lt. Ishida (GM): Init rolls
[09:04:52] Lt. Jaron staggers slightly from the hits "Got about 10 here. Can one of you get on the ledge for some fire from above?" (Init [1d20+1] => [10,1] = (11))
[09:05:30] Lt. Ishida (GM): Marine 1
[09:05:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [16,4] = (20)
[09:05:42] Lt. Ishida (GM): marine 2
[09:05:42] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [14,4] = (18)
[09:06:22] Lt. Ishida (GM): Enemy (Those on guard)
[09:06:22] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [19,5] = (24)
[09:06:22] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [17,5] = (22)
[09:06:22] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [3,5] = (8)
[09:06:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): Enemy resting
[09:06:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20-5] => [4,-5] = (-1)
[09:06:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20-5] => [1,-5] = (-4)
[09:06:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20-5] => [9,-5] = (4)
[09:06:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): Enemy other
[09:06:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+1] => [19,1] = (20)
[09:06:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+1] => [9,1] = (10)
[09:06:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+1] => [2,1] = (3)
[09:06:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+1] => [16,1] = (17)
[09:08:05] Lt. Ishida (GM): Two of the enemy on guard fire again
[09:08:24] Lt. Ishida (GM): at 1-2 you , 3-4 Mar1, 5-6 Mar 2
[09:08:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [2] = (2)
[09:08:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [3] = (3)
[09:08:29] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [2] = (2)
[09:08:50] Lt. Ishida (GM): Strikes
[09:08:51] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [5,3] = (8)
[09:08:51] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [11,3] = (14)
[09:08:51] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [1,3] = (4)
[09:08:58] Lt. Ishida (GM): those are in order
[09:09:14] Lt. Jaron tries to duck under the blasts (auto dodge [1d20+3] => [7,3] = (10), [1d20+3] => [2,3] = (5))
[09:09:27] Lt. Ishida (GM): one hit one auto miss
[09:09:52] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (wow poor Jaron)
[09:09:58] Lt. Ishida (GM): one of the three was actually a 'other' who was a paranoid sort'
[09:10:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [46] = (46)
[09:10:21] Lt. Ishida (GM): [4d6+2] => [6,4,4,1,2] = (17)
[09:10:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): you take 17
[09:10:45] Lt. Ishida (GM): Marine will dodge, attempt to that is
[09:10:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+6] => [5,6] = (11)
[09:10:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): and is hit
[09:11:27] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d4*10+6] => 26
[09:11:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): marine one Fires a twin spread from his GR-97 as he bound back to cover.
[09:12:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [6,5] = (11)
[09:12:18] Lt. Ishida (GM): The enemy try to scatter
[09:12:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [8,3] = (11)
[09:12:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [9,3] = (12)
[09:12:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [13,3] = (16)
[09:12:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [2,3] = (5)
[09:12:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): Two are clipped in the blast
[09:12:41] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d4*10] => 70
[09:13:17] Lt. Ishida (GM): and are killed outright as even in ASC armor they were without their helmets….
[09:13:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): two are killed rather,
[09:13:45] Lt. Ishida (GM): the other two are able to duck out of the way
[09:14:03] Lt. Ishida (GM): Marine 2 likewise fires a twin spread of missiles as he backs off
[09:14:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [1,4] = (5)
[09:14:26] Lt. Ishida (GM): His missiles go wide and hit the canyon wall
[09:14:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): Another enemy opens fire on you
[09:14:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [2] = (2)
[09:14:55] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [10,4] = (14)
[09:15:17] Lt. Jaron tries to evade [1d20+3] => [14,3] = (17)
[09:15:30] Lt. Ishida (GM): You skip through the blaster fire and come out unscathed
[09:15:36] Lt. Ishida (GM): Your attack
[09:15:39] Lt. Jaron fires a burst from his EP at brigand in front of him [1d20+2] => [3,2] = (5) "Keep up the fire."
[09:16:20] Lt. Ishida (GM): You miss and only succeed in killing the dirt in front of him
[09:16:55] Lt. Ishida (GM): the remaining 6 enemy open fire
[09:17:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [10,3] = (13)
[09:17:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [10,3] = (13)
[09:17:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [7,3] = (10)
[09:17:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [1,3] = (4)
[09:17:03] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [16,3] = (19)
[09:17:03] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [9,3] = (12)
[09:17:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): at (in order)
[09:17:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [2] = (2)
[09:17:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [3] = (3)
[09:17:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [6] = (6)
[09:17:14] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [5] = (5)
[09:17:14] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [6] = (6)
[09:17:14] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [4] = (4)
[09:17:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): One at you
[09:17:50] Lt. Ishida (GM): The marines attempt to AD
[09:17:58] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [7,5] = (12)
[09:17:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [8,5] = (13)
[09:17:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [13,5] = (18)
[09:17:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [16,5] = (21)
[09:17:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [17,5] = (22)
[09:17:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [9,5] = (14)
[09:18:00] Lt. Jaron leaps backward, getting some distance behind him and the brigands, trying to get to uphill (auto [1d20+3] => [7,3] = (10))
[09:18:22] Lt. Ishida (GM): Marine 1 is hit once,
[09:18:32] Lt. Ishida (GM): you are hit
[09:18:43] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [1] = (1)
[09:19:03] Lt. Ishida (GM): [4d6+2] => [6,2,4,3,2] = (17)
[09:19:09] Lt. Ishida (GM): you take another 17
[09:19:16] Lt. Ishida (GM): [4d100] => [59,50,66,25] = (200)
[09:19:20] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [1] = (1)
[09:19:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): [4d6+2] => [5,2,3,4,2] = (16)
[09:19:33] Lt. Ishida (GM): marine one take 16
[09:19:48] Lt. Ishida (GM): The other three fire at you
[09:19:55] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [11,3] = (14)
[09:19:56] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [1,3] = (4)
[09:19:56] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [16,3] = (19)
[09:20:03] Lt. Ishida (GM): at (in order)
[09:20:06] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [1] = (1)
[09:20:06] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [3] = (3)
[09:20:06] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [5] = (5)
[09:20:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): one at you
[09:20:19] Lt. Jaron takes the hit but tries to leap backwards still (auto [1d20+3] => [9,3] = (12))
[09:20:33] Lt. Ishida (GM): you are hit again
[09:20:40] Lt. Ishida (GM): [4d6+2] => [5,4,4,2,2] = (17)
[09:20:54] Lt. Ishida (GM): mar 1 and 2 dodge
[09:21:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [15,5] = (20)
[09:21:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [19,5] = (24)
[09:21:05] Lt. Ishida (GM): Successfully
[09:22:05] Lt. Ishida (GM): Marine 1 No, behind some semblance of cover fires on missile at a resistance trooper behind some cover
[09:22:06] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5-4] => [6,5,-4] = (7)
[09:22:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): The enemy attempts to duck
[09:22:18] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [9,3] = (12)
[09:22:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): and does so, the blast detonating well away
[09:22:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): marine 2 opens up with his EP-37 at a nearby enemy
[09:23:03] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [4,5] = (9)
[09:23:07] Lt. Ishida (GM): and misses
[09:23:21] Lt. Ishida (GM): an enemy shots attack
[09:23:21] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [2] = (2)
[09:23:24] Lt. Ishida (GM): you
[09:23:27] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [6,3] = (9)
[09:24:57] Lt. Jaron tries to makes it back up the walkway, leaping backwards (auto [1d20+3] => [6,3] = (9))
[09:25:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): attackers win ties you are hit
[09:25:18] Lt. Ishida (GM): [4d6+2] => [1,1,1,4,2] = (9)
[09:25:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): your attack
[09:26:14] Lt. Jaron fires a burst back at his attacker ([1d20+2] => [6,2] = (8))
[09:26:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): the enemy tries to dodge
[09:26:39] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [9,3] = (12)
[09:26:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): and does so
[09:26:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): 4 more enemy fire at y'all
[09:27:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): at (In order)
[09:27:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [5] = (5)
[09:27:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [2] = (2)
[09:27:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [1] = (1)
[09:27:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [3] = (3)
[09:27:19] Lt. Ishida (GM): Two for you
[09:27:32] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3-4] => [3,3,-4] = (2)
[09:27:32] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3-4] => [6,3,-4] = (5)
[09:27:38] Lt. Ishida (GM): One auto miss
[09:27:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): for the marines
[09:27:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3-4] => [18,3,-4] = (17)
[09:27:48] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3-4] => [8,3,-4] = (7)
[09:28:18] Lt. Ishida (GM): (For reference, the -4 is because the folks being fired upon are behind cover)
[09:28:25] Lt. Jaron uses the thrusters to get up the canyon and hopefully get out of fire (auto [1d20+3] => [12,3] = (15), auto [1d20+3] => [19,3] = (22))
[09:29:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): You make it out of the fire, (you will have to use your attack to 'change location'
[09:29:20] Lt. Ishida (GM): the marines dodge
[09:29:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [12,5] = (17)
[09:29:26] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [16,5] = (21)
[09:29:30] Lt. Ishida (GM): successfully
[09:29:58] Lt. Ishida (GM): three enemy fire at (in order)
[09:29:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [2,3] = (5)
[09:29:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [13,3] = (16)
[09:29:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [20,3] = (23)
[09:30:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [3] = (3)
[09:30:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [6] = (6)
[09:30:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [1] = (1)
[09:30:16] Lt. Ishida (GM): oww you get the nat 20
[09:30:33] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [16] = (16)
[09:33:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): [4d6+2*2] => [2,4,4,3,4] = (17)
[09:33:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): man… you are one lucky SOB lol
[09:34:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): Marine 1 fires his last missile at the cluster of two (on guard)
[09:34:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [4,4] = (8)
[09:34:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): And misses /sigh
[09:35:05] Lt. Ishida (GM): The second marine fires at a random enemy
[09:35:05] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [1,5] = (6)
[09:35:39] Lt. Ishida (GM): and likewise misses, in fact his weapon doesn't even fire.. you hear his swear "Shit!" and he tosses his weapon at the enemy
[09:35:42] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+1] => [2,1] = (3)
[09:35:54] Lt. Ishida (GM): it bounces off the rock face and then explodes
[09:36:17] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [4] = (4)
[09:36:20] Lt. Ishida (GM): an enemy fires attack
[09:36:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): at mar 1
[09:36:39] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [19,5] = (24)
[09:36:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): Marine one has none of it hand ducks…You are out of 'combat' it is your attack
[09:37:15] Lt. Jaron gets out of the canyon with thrusters and tries to think of something (military tactics [1d100] => [50] = (50) vs 45)
[09:37:42] Lt. Ishida (GM): Running is the one thing that comes to mind."
[09:39:01] Lt. Jaron on com to marines "In a moment, concentrate fire on the opposite side canyon and maybe we can get a rock slide going. Just stay in cover a moment"
[09:40:07] Lt. Ishida (GM): "What the fuck! are you crazy!" the marine snaps (you can hear blaster fire over his intercom.) He steels down "Roger that Lieutenant!" he says lieutenant is if the word was a curse.
[09:41:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): the enemy in the canyon fire on the two marines
[09:41:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20] => [9] = (9)
[09:41:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20] => [7] = (7)
[09:41:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20] => [7] = (7)
[09:41:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20] => [6] = (6)
[09:41:17] Lt. Ishida (GM): +3 each
[09:41:24] Lt. Ishida (GM): at
[09:41:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d4] => [3] = (3)
[09:41:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d4] => [4] = (4)
[09:41:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d4] => [2] = (2)
[09:41:26] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d4] => [1] = (1)
[09:41:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): two at each
[09:41:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [20,5] = (25)
[09:41:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [18,5] = (23)
[09:41:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [4,5] = (9)
[09:41:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [14,5] = (19)
[09:41:56] Lt. Ishida (GM): the Marines escape damage
[09:42:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): The three other bad guys fire
[09:42:07] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [20,3] = (23)
[09:42:08] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [15,3] = (18)
[09:42:08] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [14,3] = (17)
[09:42:17] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [4] = (4)
[09:42:17] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [3] = (3)
[09:42:18] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [6] = (6)
[09:42:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [18,5] = (23)
[09:42:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [13,5] = (18)
[09:42:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [14,5] = (19)
[09:42:39] Lt. Ishida (GM): Marine 1 was close, but nt close enough
[09:42:51] Lt. Ishida (GM): actually, thats for 2
[09:42:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): and he gets rocked
[09:43:07] Lt. Ishida (GM): [4d6+2*2] => [6,2,4,3,4] = (19)
[09:43:24] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d4*10+6] => 26
[09:43:24] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d4*10+6] => 46
[09:43:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): enemy
[09:43:37] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3-4] => [9,3,-4] = (8)
[09:43:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [3,5] = (8)
[09:43:53] Lt. Ishida (GM): hits marines
[09:43:53] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6] => [5] = (5)
[09:43:56] Lt. Ishida (GM): 2
[09:44:03] Lt. Ishida (GM): [4d6+2] => [4,2,1,2,2] = (11)
[09:44:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): your action
[09:44:16] Lt. Jaron peers over the ledge and fires at the opposite of the canyon with his marine comrades.
[09:44:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): roll it
[09:45:24] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+2] => [12,2] = (14)
[09:47:23] Lt. Ishida (GM): The rock face, darn it all, cannot dodge…
[09:47:32] Lt. Ishida (GM): roll damage
[09:48:44] Lt. Jaron: [1d4*10] => 40
[09:49:08] Lt. Ishida (GM): one missile?
[09:50:34] Lt. Jaron: (yes)
[09:51:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [6] = (6)
[09:51:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [48] = (48)
[09:51:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [20] = (20)
[09:51:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [63] = (63)
[09:51:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [4] = (4)
[09:51:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [75] = (75)
[09:51:48] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [92] = (92)
[09:51:48] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [81] = (81)
[09:53:07] Lt. Ishida (GM): The missile bursts forth and detonates the rock face, sending a slide on moderate proportions down upon the enemy, 4 of them are crushed outright, their armor no match for tones of sandstone!
[09:54:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): The remaining enemy are on the far side of the slide, cut off from the marines, and you,
[09:55:37] Lt. Jaron takes a breath and slumps a little as its just not his day "Nice job marines." He slowly comes into view of them, black markings on his armor
[09:58:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Marines move back, a lil miffed at being led into that by a 'fly boy' but their innate craving of danger and adrenaline take over. "HooYAH! Fucked those bastards up!" There is back slapping to go round and at the end of it all are brothers in arms. "Whats the call now Loot?"?
[10:00:56] Lt. Jaron: "This day had been rough and I don't want to push my luck anymore. So lets here back and back at base, a round on me"
[10:01:30] Lt. Jaron transforms into bike mode, heading out slowly so the marines can catch up
[10:02:36] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Roger that" The Marines reply, and follow you up to the town and then upon the Horizon back to base

[10:03:06] Lt. Ishida (GM): In SPACE!!!!!!

[10:05:54] Lt. Ishida (GM): Lurana and Suki are able to get the Beta and Sarah nestled within into the hanger bay of the Yukikaze just in the nick of time. No sooner have you landed then you begin to feel the outlying impacts of the flak barrage. Over your intercom (i"m going with the BSG double echo effect here) you hear Ishida's voice. "It's going to get worse before it gets better."
[10:07:00] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Yea yea, I know" She lowers the nose of her craft opening the canopy and hopping out to survey the damage to her own craft…
[10:08:37] Lt. Ishida (GM): As the Yukikaze enters the flak barrage the ship shudders violently and the bay lights flicker, go out, and then after a agonizing minute of terror flick back on as the Ship penetrates the fusillade of outgoing UEEF fire.
[10:10:19] Lt. Ishida (GM): In an instant the flight levels out and the jostling ceases into an almost uneasy lull
[10:11:00] Sarah sighs at the radio message. "Worse. Yeah…" She watches that, and winces at the flickering lights.
[10:11:22] Lt. Ishida (GM): Deck crews approach in rescue CVR and extinguish the fires that have sprung up upon the Beta, now that it is in an atmosphere.
[10:16:01] Lt. Ishida (GM): It takes the Yukikaze about 10 minutes to reach space dock.
[10:17:16] Lt. Ishida (GM): You feel the ship swing about and hear over the intercom "Docking stations, docking stations."
[10:18:06] Lt. Lurana Fallnya just sits there as she has no duties during docking procedures
[10:18:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): Now after some 15 to 20 minutes you feel able to move about the cockpit.
[10:19:36] Sarah just twitches in her cockpit, grumbling and shaking her head out. She lays her head back as the docking is completed, glancing around again.
[10:20:05] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would pop her canopy after lowering the nose a bit and clamber out not wanting to sit another damn min in the thing
[10:20:14] Lt. Ishida (GM): The smoldering Beta is detached from the Alpha and Sarah is all but scooped from the cockpit…
[10:21:37] Lt. Lurana Fallnya if shes not been scooped walks over and pops the canopy her self since theres no fires and needing to "cut" her out
[10:22:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): A flight crew moves to Lurana's cockpit. "need a hand ma'am?" There is no condescension in their voice, you figure you aren't the first, nor the last pilot they will have to help from the cockpit.
[10:22:22] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "I'm fine"
[10:22:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): They help you out regardless.
[10:22:57] Sarah twitches a little as people scoop her, grumbling slightly and trying to get onto her feet again.
[10:23:05] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki remains in her mecha, although
[10:23:18] Lt. Lurana Fallnya grudgingly lets them rather not bloody some noses over unneeded help
[10:23:49] Lt. Ishida (GM): The hanger by is at .5 G, this allows you to move about as if you felt normal.
[10:24:38] Lt. Lurana Fallnya moves to the locker area then after shrugging the men off her
[10:24:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): Over the intercom you hear that the Yuki has docked and that it will take 45 minutes for the deactivated Synchro cannon to be removed and a new Reflex Cannon installed in it's place.
[10:25:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): It take you no time however to move into the ship itself, and enter the ready room
[10:26:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): (nod, I have your back…easy now)
[10:26:48] Sarah wouldn't try to go to the ready room anyway. She tries to get herself steady, and walk to the Alpha quickly to check on Suki first.
[10:27:26] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki remains in her mecha, waving the flight crew off.
[10:29:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): Over the intercom you can hear snippets of the ongoing battle.
[10:29:20] Lt. Lurana Fallnya plops down any where empty in the ready room almost plopping had enough to crush her seat if she were much stronger (snicker)
[10:29:41] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Flak barrier is holding but the wraiths are exacting a hefty toll on the UEEF Alpha and TDF Bioroids.
[10:31:24] Lt. Ishida (GM): The CAG comes online "All craft that are able, move to the station while the Yuki is undergoing refit! TDF forces are taking a pounding and we may need you to assist. Until then recoup and get some rest."
[10:32:11] Lt. Lurana Fallnya wipes sweat from her brow after a moment to relax she places her helmet on and keys up a comm line "Command, if we have an extra fully loaded fighter i wouldn't mind going back out again to Assist"
[10:33:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Roger that Bengal 9. We should have you rearmed in no time. Report to the Docks once your mecha has been rearmed."
[10:33:39] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Same shadow alpha?"
[10:33:47] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Or well former shadow alpha"
[10:34:13] Sarah watches the Alpha for a moment, blinking as Suki waves the flight crew off, and drooping a little. She glances around quickly, stepping back from the Alpha so Suki can move into place if she needs to. She moves towards the ship at large a little bit, though.
[10:35:27] Lt. Ishida (GM): As Sarah does this she, on her intercom, can hear the flight crew regard her beta "Damn, this thing is toast, pull the crypto and avionics and whatever ammo you can and cannibalize the rest."
[10:35:30] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would take a moment then leaving her comm open for them to tell her when her fighter is ready and goes to see if a Sim Pod is open and to see if she can access beta pilot test software to see if she can certify for them in the down time
[10:36:22] Lt. Ishida (GM): Sorry Lu, but all non essential ship functions have been shut down… It's 'Hurry up and Wait' time here
[10:37:04] Lt. Lurana Fallnya kicks the pod angrily and goes back out on flight deck resealing her face plate
[10:37:43] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki's Alpha has plodded off the flight deck onto the station, and in Battloid, watches the battle…
[10:38:32] Lt. Ishida (GM): Lurana notes that the deck hands are busy as bee's over her and other mecha, repairing and rearming them
[10:39:18] Lt. Ishida (GM): As the mecha are 'completed' they are offloaded, as per orders, to the station proper
[10:39:20] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would look around for an unmanned and fully armed fighter rather not return to the shadow
[10:39:43] Lt. Ishida (GM): Lurana's is number three in the line and the crew waves her over prior to the move so she can accompany her mecha
[10:40:12] Lt. Lurana Fallnya rolls her eyes following it but not really wanting to
[10:40:18] Lt. Ishida (GM): On the Stations bay (the one the lot of you are on) are a flight of Conbats, and a few Condors.
[10:40:23] Sarah droops as she hears the evaluation of the Beta, wandering towards it and frowning. She shakes her head at the techs and sighs, glancing back towards Suki then and frowning as she sees the mech gone. She just wanders to somewhere that isn't in the way.
[10:41:27] Lt. Ishida (GM): A good 15 uninterrupted minutes pass (Suki takes the time to cat nap) as the battle outside rages.
[10:41:30] Lt. Ishida (GM): Roll percs
[10:41:46] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d20] => [7] = (7)
[10:41:52] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (shitty)
[10:41:58] Sarah: [1d20] => [10] = (10)
[10:42:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki
[10:42:03] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [9,3] = (12)
[10:42:06] Lt. Lurana Fallnya is to busy looking at a Conbat thinking about taking it?0
[10:42:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): All good enough
[10:42:20] Lt. Ishida (GM): As the battle rages there is a bright flash from beyond the flak perimeter as a ship folds in. It is a Tokugawa Battlecruiser, badly damaged and listing. Surrounding her is debris, including the forward half of a Garfish, sliced in two most likely by the fold sphere. Over the radio you can hear the static laden call for help. “Mayday Mayday! This is the Diakasho! We need immediate assistance! Our engines are out, and we are venting atmosphere!”
[10:43:14] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki blinks the sleep from here eyes.
[10:43:41] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Command I'm commandeering a Conbat with permission for now, got no time to wait for the shadow to be repaired"
[10:44:07] Sarah blinks up at that and bites her lip slightly, looking around for any other Betas around.
[10:44:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Roger that Bengal 9! Declare load out, we can have you armed in no time."
[10:44:35] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would snap into the nearest Conbat checking its current configuration
[10:45:16] Sarah: "Command, is there an unoccupied Beta anywhere? if so I'll scramble as well."
[10:45:39] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Conbat is fully operational, but is sans missiles, currently (the Conbat CAN carry 4 LONG range missile if so requested)
[10:46:38] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Check at bay 359! We may have a few near there, most of our ships have been sortied."
[10:47:25] Sarah nods. "Acknowledged!" She then hurries for 359, to find a new one.
[10:49:01] Lt. Ishida (GM): Sarah can feel the thump thump thump of a mecha next to her, looking up she see a familiar Alpha that has paused ahead of her an has knelt down, offering a hand,
[10:49:23] Lt. Ishida (GM): Over the intercom Lurana hears Captain Rienard's voice."Dock command, on my authorization, equip Bengal 9 with Reflex Weaponry."
[10:49:52] Lt. Ishida (GM):
[10:50:18] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Lets go with 4 reflex multi-warheads then maximum yield!"
[10:51:07] Sarah glances up and smiles, taking the help quickly to get into a Beta. "Now, to see what its loaded with…"
[10:51:23] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would look over the Conbat's control configuration thinking
[10:51:56] Lt. Ishida (GM): As you approach your Conbat you see weapons trucks approaching with 4 brand spanking new Angel Of Death 1 Missiles
[10:51:58] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Make sure there precision guided guys…"
[10:54:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Suki Piloted Alpha deposits Sarah by Bay 359 in front of a not so new Beta, but one in far better condition then her last one
[10:54:55] Sarah laughs a little bit and climbs in, switching it on and checking systems and loadouts.
[10:55:39] Lt. Lurana Fallnya hops into the Conbat feeling a bit out of place a moment as she hasn't flown one of these since her flight training days and begins to power it up
[10:55:40] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Beta comes to life and Suki transforms her Alpha, wordlessly, into Guardian mode and backs 'into the Beta.
[10:56:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): True to her training the Conbat fires up and all systems read ready
[10:56:49] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "God i forgot how old these were…" she looks outside to see if their done loading her with those multi-warhead missiles yet.
[10:58:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): Lu feels the Ka-thunk as the final missile is attached to the pylon and her weapons systems readout talks back positive interface
[10:59:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Beta and Alpha are now one as Suki assumes flight control, switches to Guardian (beta legs) and moves to the hanger bay aperture. "Bengal 9, say status over."
[11:00:12] Sarah settles back in to concentrate on everything else for the moment.
[11:00:15] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Just got fully loaded orders?" She punches up a few more tactical displays and straps in shivering some as she hasn't seen one of these used in combat in ages it feels like
[11:01:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Roger that, We'll be cover for the tugs."
[11:02:48] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "I'm loaded with reflex weaponry here 4 nice big torpedoes with a cruisers name on them
[11:03:49] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Roger that!" Suki replies, a slight hint of excitement in her voice.
[11:03:58] Lt. Lurana Fallnya she takes a look outside to see if shes clear for take off and waits for the hand signal from the launching guy to tell her that shes clear
[11:04:22] Lt. Ishida (GM): The dock command gives you clearance to launch
[11:05:09] Lt. Lurana Fallnya she pops the thrusters to full and goes full AB lurching back in her seat grinning a bit as the thrusters on this old bird kick in "Going Hot"
[11:06:14] Lt. Ishida (GM): As you launch you see the Tokugawa listing just beyond the flak barrier, a pair of Haydonite Fantoma cruisers have broken free of the the Haydonite formation and are moving towards the sticked ship
[11:07:49] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would move on an intercept course with one of the Fantomas
[11:08:12] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Give me cover you two this thing doesn't maneuver quite like an alpha"
[11:08:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): As you 'blast off' you hear a male voice "This is Gypsy 4, I've got gunnery control aboard the Lexington. I'll cover you as best I can." Looking down you see the top 8 cannons of one of the badly wounded and being evacuated Ikazuchi' carriers swing towards the two Haydonite ships and align themselves to fire.
[11:09:06] Lt. Lurana Fallnya blinks some not sure who or what the Lexington is for the moment
[11:09:20] Lt. Lurana Fallnya but does try to triangulate where the signal came from
[11:11:23] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Uhh you might want to reconsider taking that against 2 undamaged cruisers…."
[11:13:21] Lt. Ishida (GM): You hear the guy laugh "I'm not taking anything anywhere!" Crew here jumped ship due to battle damage, Figured I'd lend an hand, I can hit em from here."
[11:14:34] Lt. Lurana Fallnya then she focuses back forward looking at one of the cruisers hungrily and begins bringing up her targeting system waiting till its within 1,800 miles before she locks target but waits to close in to 800 for a point blank shot
[11:16:40] Lt. Ishida (GM): As you leave the station you approach the flak barrier. tellingly the flack barrier lessens as you approach. behind you two modified Garfish follow you, clearly the tugs designated to recover the Diaksho
[11:17:44] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "I'm going for one of the cruisers, keep those the fighters off my back best you can, cut off the head of the snake and we might get this ship back through safely"
[11:18:07] Lt. Ishida (GM): Passing through the barrier you see wraiths beginning to swarm the Diakasho as the two Fantomas loom in the distance, their beam cannons firing
[11:18:30] Sarah just listens and watches sensors, frowning at the swarming Wraiths and bracing for action.
[11:18:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida "Roger that, we have you."
[11:19:07] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida "Sarah, see if you can't hit those Wraiths as we move past."
[11:19:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): Sarah your strike
[11:20:33] Sarah nods quickly and starts targeting. "Yes ma'am, trying to lock onto some of them now…" She starts zeroing in to lock up six targets, and prep four missiles each.
[11:20:45] Lt. Lurana Fallnya selects the closer of the 2 Fantomas distance wise and begins calculating the necessary trajectory and angle of attack to best hit it and maybe hit a spot where its launching fighters from to stifle any more launching
[11:20:48] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d20] => [7] = (7)
[11:20:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20] => [7] = (7)
[11:21:01] Lt. Ishida (GM): Roll damage
[11:21:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): You lucky lucky lil Zent
[11:23:20] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Fox 1 is away"
[11:23:27] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [2d4*100+60] => 560
[11:24:38] Lt. Lurana Fallnya she clicks off 1 missile only trying to save as many as possible and attempts to target a launch area (100ft blast radius around impact)
[11:21:58] Sarah: [1d20] => [15] = (15)
[11:23:55] Lt. Ishida (GM): Sarah 4 each correct?
[11:24:05] Sarah: yup
[11:24:38] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [15,4] = (19)
[11:24:39] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [19,4] = (23)
[11:24:49] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [21] = (21)
[11:24:49] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [64] = (64)
[11:24:52] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (and hit for 560 damage)
[11:24:56] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [42] = (42)
[11:24:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [77] = (77)
[11:25:51] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20] => [14] = (14)
[11:25:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20] => [17] = (17)
[11:25:54] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [25] = (25)
[11:25:54] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [14] = (14)
[11:25:19] Lt. Ishida (GM): You detonate 2 Wraiths, four are able to kill their volleys
[11:28:03] Lt. Ishida (GM): Lurana you missile strikes true and takes a massive chunk form the rear of the carrier as you face plates polarization blacks out (Suki's and Sarah's as well) as the nuke eviscerates the rear of the Fantoma, gutting it
[11:28:42] Lt. Ishida (GM): Note: I treat Nukes ans nukes…BIG booms!
[11:29:19] Lt. Ishida (GM): You don't get them often, but when you do…they are needed
[11:29:27] Lt. Lurana Fallnya grins gleefully as one Fantoma is down either disabled or severely crippled and begins to turn to another
[11:29:33] Sarah: (( bwa ))
[11:29:37] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (yea these are rare as the book states…)
[11:29:40] Lt. Ishida (GM): (And they follow the SAME launch authorization as Nukes today require…)
[11:30:37] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Enemy ship disabled!" You hear over the combat net! "Bengal 9 You are weapons free on target two!"
[11:31:09] Lt. Lurana Fallnya begins to lock the next one in waiting her turn again (unless i can go now)
[11:31:43] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki will fire 4 in an attempt to clear Lurana's path
[11:31:48] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+3] => [19,3] = (22)
[11:31:51] Lt. Ishida (GM): yeah!
[11:32:03] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [6,4] = (10)
[11:32:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [1,4] = (5)
[11:32:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [1,4] = (5)
[11:32:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+4] => [19,4] = (23)
[11:32:08] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [74] = (74)
[11:32:24] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d6*10*4] => 200
[11:32:24] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d6*10*4] => 160
[11:32:24] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d6*10*4] => 280
[11:32:33] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d6*10*3] => 210
[11:33:09] Lt. Ishida (GM): One Wraith dies, the other three are hit hard, two break off, one continues on
[11:33:33] Lt. Ishida (GM): Sarah
[11:35:07] Sarah fires four more missiles at the remaining four from her last problem, growling softly. [1d20] => [20] = (20)
[11:35:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): damn!
[11:35:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): Nat 20
[11:37:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d20+4] => [10,17,4] = (31)
[11:37:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d20+4] => [18,1,4] = (23)
[11:37:01] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d20+4] => [8,5,4] = (17)
[11:37:01] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d20+4] => [16,1,4] = (21)
[11:37:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): roll damage
[11:37:14] Sarah: [2d6*10*4*2] => 560
[11:37:15] Sarah: [2d6*10*4*2] => 720
[11:37:16] Sarah: [2d6*10*4*2] => 480
[11:37:17] Sarah: [2d6*10*4*2] => 480
[11:37:41] Lt. Ishida (GM): You kill 4 Haydonite fighters!
[11:37:54] Lt. Ishida (GM): Lu, your shot!
[11:37:59] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "I got tone, Eagle 2 fox 1" *she pulls the trigger firing off another single at the 2nd Fantoma (attack roll [1d20+3] => [4,3] = (7))
[11:38:43] Lt. Lurana Fallnya watches the torp tail and burn past the engine nozzles of the cruiser "Aww fuck…"
[11:39:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): Roll dodge everyone. The Haydonite Capital ship fires upon you with is anti-ship batteries
[11:39:41] Sarah: [1d20+9] => [12,9] = (21)
[11:39:50] Lt. Lurana Fallnya cringes and tries to barrel roll but it doesn't respond quite the same as her alpha "Dammit dammit dammit cant believe i missed!!"
[11:39:55] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d20+10] => [10,10] = (20)
[11:40:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): [2d20+18] => [6,18,18] = (42)
[11:40:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+18] => [12,18] = (30)
[11:40:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20-14] => [18,-14] = (4)
[11:40:14] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20-14] => [18,-14] = (4)
[11:40:14] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20-14] => [5,-14] = (-9)
[11:40:48] Lt. Ishida (GM): Your cockpits are bathed in bright red light as weaponry usually employed against capital ships is leveled at you
[11:41:53] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Dam there trying to overkill!"
[11:42:08] Lt. Ishida (GM): Behind you beams of blue light lance forward pass by you , fire from the Ikazuchi, some shots come WAYYYY to close… but none the less miss
[11:42:45] Lt. Ishida (GM): Lu you have ONE more shot before you have to break off and go around for another pass
[11:43:40] Lt. Ishida (GM): The missile volley from Sarah and Suki as well as the volley of fire from the Ikazuchi have cleared your path for the time being
[11:44:09] Lt. Lurana Fallnya she levels off from her maneuver looking dead at the thing "Holy crap Eagle 3, fox 1" *she does a quick fire and turns away so as not to get caught in the blast
[11:44:17] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d20+3] => [20,3] = (23)
[11:44:26] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (uhhh Big boom…)
[11:44:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): O.O
[11:44:45] Lt. Ishida (GM): Roll damage
[11:44:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d100] => [85] = (85)
[11:44:56] Lt. Ishida (GM): Eww
[11:45:10] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [(2d4*100)+60*2] => 920
[11:45:48] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (can we say ow?)
[11:45:56] Sarah: (( eep ))
[11:46:08] Sarah: (( musta hit the soft gooey center ;p ))
[11:46:51] Lt. Lurana Fallnya looks down as her instrument panel and says "Incoming shockwave?"*
[11:47:20] Lt. Ishida (GM): The rear half of the Fantoma erupts as secondary explosions rip across the hull. Roll piloting roll Lu-chan, meanwhile Suki and Sarah are caught in the tail end of the shockwave
[11:47:29] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d6*75] => 450
[11:47:50] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d100] => [58] = (58)
[11:47:55] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : vs 77
[11:48:15] Lt. Ishida (GM): You are able to avoid the blast
[11:48:19] Lt. Lurana Fallnya grips the stick and pisses her self "Oh crap…"
[11:49:50] Lt. Lurana Fallnya runs a system diagnostic to make sure the shock wave didn't "Damage" any thing to extensively because of how fragile these fighters were always claimed to be
[11:49:52] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d100] => [32] = (32)
[11:50:01] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : vs 53%
[11:51:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): As As Lu breaks off she see the Legios of Sarah and Suki get trounced byt eh shockwave and the beta take near devastating damage…
[11:51:26] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Uhh…."
[11:51:44] Lt. Lurana Fallnya makes a comm line call to the alpha, and beta trying to raise the two
[11:51:45] Lt. Ishida (GM): ((This is going to be a running joke I can see it now>.<))>
[11:52:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida "We're still here, barely…"
[11:53:03] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Need a tow again?"
[11:53:27] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Yes…" Ishida replies
[11:53:46] Lt. Lurana Fallnya wonders if she can magnetic attach to the two and use her thrusters to tow them…
[11:53:52] Lt. Lurana Fallnya checks…
[11:53:57] Sarah almost cries as her Beta is blown apart right beneath her. She just puts her head down on the dead console, and closes her eyes.
[11:54:27] Lt. Ishida (GM): No, it takes a few minutes but recovery ships pick up the stricken beta
[11:54:56] Lt. Lurana Fallnya flies back under own power unless they want me to offload this torp into another ship?…
[11:56:18] Lt. Ishida (GM): It doesn't take long but all three of you are able to land (or are towed) back to the UEEF space dock
[11:57:14] Lt. Lurana Fallnya clambers out of the craft as soon as shes landed more worried than any thing about her two flight mates to be tired and tries to reach them
[11:57:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): “Attention all fighters! Main gun weapons test! All fighters clear firing line!” Is heard over the intercom to all friendly mecha. The voice of the Yukikaze’s Gunnery Captain is resolute. The Yukikaze’s main gun armature begins to glow as lethal energies crisscross back and forth as the guns capacitors fully charge.
[11:57:42] Lt. Ishida (GM): On the bridge the gunnery captain monitors his readouts. Temperature nominal, energy output, nominal, a slight peak in radiators, but within norms. “Ma’am! Main gun is ready to fire, all systems nominal or within failsafe.” The Captain nods. “All batteries target the large enemy ship bearing 3 mark 5 and FIRE!”
[11:57:51] Lt. Ishida (GM): As the main gun discharges, pushing the Yukikaze back into her mooring lines from the recoil, the turret atop makes final adjustments and likewise fires a twin blast at the lead Haydonite Omicron class Dreadnought. As the beams travel the 2,500 mile distance the forward six missile tubes fly their birds.
[11:58:04] Lt. Ishida (GM): A deadly swath is cut from the UEEF lines to the Haydonite formation, and a upwards of a dozen Wraiths, are vaporized as the beams cross the distance, impacting the Omicron dead center mass.
[11:58:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): The blast however is absorbed by an energy shield and the terrible energies from the main gun and turret are dissipated along the ships length.
[11:58:21] Lt. Ishida (GM): “Main gun and turret report hits, all missiles intercepted! Enemy damage, zero!” The gunnery captain reports, sinking into his seat, deflated. “Ma’am! I got a reading off that blast.” The sensor operator pipes up. “That shot took a lot out of that shield. A few more hits and we should punch through!” The Captain smiles devilishly. “Thank you Dawn. You heard the lady! All batteries fire for effect!”
[11:58:30] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Omicron, in its arrogance does not move from its line as the second volley of missiles impact upon its shield. However this stance changes as the continued fire begins to whittle away and strip the shield of its effectiveness. Another concerted dual blast from the turret drops the shield allowing the 6 following missiles to impact the hull. The missiles tear thru the hull and impact deep inside tearing large sections of hull away and causing internal fires.
[11:58:44] Lt. Ishida (GM): Almost instantly the Omicrons two flanking Fantoma class Cruisers move forward as the Omicron itself charges, intent now, to get its own guns within firing range. Ahead of them a bevy of Wraiths push through the flak barrier, and although many succeed in penetrating it, the majority are shredded in the process.
[11:58:58] Lt. Ishida (GM): “Here they come Dock Command!” Captain Reinard calls out. “Roger that Yukikaze Actual. We’ve been waiting for this!” the Captain of the UES Kitty Hawk, one of the four defending Ikazuchis, replies.
[11:59:09] Lt. Ishida (GM): As the Fantomas cross into the Ikazuchi’s firing range sixteen turrets apiece open fire. One Ikazuchi, the UES Akagi, fires upon the Omicron, but the other three concentrate their fire power on the lead Fantoma just as the Yukikaze’s turret swings hard left and cracks off a double blast at it. The combined attack shred the forward two thirds of the ship splitting it open length wise. As secondary explosions rock the enemy vessel it keels over, it’s engines devoid of power, dead in the water’.
[11:59:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): A Second main gun hit, along with the Akagi’s fire tears into the forward section of the Omicron shearing armor plate away as if peeling a potato. As the two Haydonite ships advance the Ikazuchi’s all turn their guns on the second Fantoma and open fire. The second Fantoma withers under the assault and detonates spectacularly as the drive section, which had survived the devastation explodes as the power core, devoid of any surge or power mitigation, shunts its remaining power into the engines, obliterating them.
[11:59:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Omicron takes another volley of missiles dead center but keep son coming as massive panels open up to reveal array upon array of weapons clusters. “Why haven’t they fired yet?” The Captain asks, almost rhetorically. “Analysis of the shots we took coming out of their formation puts their max range in the neighborhood of 1500 to 1000 miles ma’am.” Dawn replies quickly. “Enemy is 1480 klicks out.” She adds, anticipating the Captains next question.
[11:59:54] Lt. Ishida (GM): Done with their Fantoma, the Ikazuchi’s, havening tasted Haydonite blood, and finding it delicious collectively turn their cannons upon the Omicron as the Yukikaze’s main gun and turret reach firing capacity.
[12:00:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): The gunners on the Akagi, apparently succumbing to bloodlust find their marks with critical accuracy and strip the remaining forward third of the ship clean away dealing catastrophic damage to the ships midsection. The remaining Ikazuchi’s do only token damage in comparison yet shear away a good chunk of the enemies aft. The Yukikaze’s final turret shots breach the containment around the Omicrons’ power core allowing the main gun to burst it like an over ripe melon.
[12:00:10] Lt. Ishida (GM): Cheers erupt across the entire UEEF fleet in the area. “Nice shooting Akagi!” Captain Reinard exults in a rare breech of protocol and formality. “Thanks! You too, nice kill shot!” The Akagi’s captain replies.
[12:00:17] Lt. Ishida (GM): “Ma’am!!” Dawn, the Yukikaze’s sensor operator yelps. “I have heat blooms on all the Haydonite cap ships! They are ALL advancing!” Captain Rienard settles back into her command chair. “Well, we couldn’t expect them to send their ship in onsies and twosies all day.” She pauses. “Target the closest enemy ship and open fire, we should be able to get a few shots off before they get in range.”
[12:03:35] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would be jumping out of her fighter in the meanwhile and rushing to the alpha beta combo as there brought into dock
[12:05:00] Sarah would still have her head on the dead console. Just shaking it and sighing.
[12:05:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): As the Beta is deposited by a Spiderbug you see this display of raw fire power as the 'Big Boy's' Hash it out.
[12:05:55] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would clamber up the Alpha pulling the emergency latch to pop the canopy open*
[12:06:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida "Seren! Look!." She says, regards the battle.
[12:06:47] Lt. Ishida (GM): As Lu reaches the Alpha she notes the damage isn't so severe there, the brunt of the damage taken buy the rear of the beta,
[12:06:54] Sarah looks up and nods a little bit. "Just hope it's enough. I really would rather not lose another Beta… This makes three in the last what, 36 hours or so?"
[12:07:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida "One every 12 hours…that has to be a record…" She says, again at a weak attempt at humor
[12:08:01] Lt. Lurana Fallnya climbs up any way and pops the hatch to check and make sure of no injuries either way.
[12:08:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): The canopy comes open clean for Lu, having jogged the release
[12:08:37] Sarah grumbles a bit. "One yesterday, then two seemingly in an hour or so here. The latter is probably a record by itself. Just get hauled in with the dead one, and lose another."
[12:08:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida is sitting in her seat, and through her visor you can see her hair matted against her face, drenched in sweat, other wise, no apparent damage.
[12:09:36] Lt. Lurana Fallnya places a hand on her and then smiles through her helmet before going to check on the beta pilot when shes pulled out

[12:09:25] Lt. Ishida (GM): On Earth

[12:10:01] Lt. Ishida (GM): Jaron lands his fighter, damaged as it it is and debriefed…
[12:11:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): During the debrief the base commander and the Provost marshal enter, followed by Jeron's commanding officer, all have dour expressions on their faces.
[12:11:47] Lt. Jaron waits for more bad luck today
[12:12:49] Lt. Ishida (GM): Your (Jeron's) commanding officer sits next to you, supportively. "Look, you don't have to say anything..okay. but they want to ask you some questions."
[12:13:28] Lt. Jaron nods slightly and turns to the other officers
[12:15:13] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Lieutenant Jaron" The Provost Officer begins "Pleas tell us in your own words what happened regards your engagement earlier today of ground targets over Sioux Falls."
[12:18:24] Lt. Jaron: "I would on routine patrol in assigned sectors. This was the second incident in my logs. I made radio contact with the engaging force…said they were freedom fighters. After asking if they UEEF authorization, they told me to leave and I declined and they fired missiles"
[12:19:26] Lt. Jaron: "These so called freedom fighters were fully armed with ASC gear and the Spartans were fully equipped. Was a surprise to say the least"
[12:20:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): Your commanding officer leans forward "And his flight recorders corroborate this! Look, I don't know what is going on here, but it was a righteous shoot, he followed the ROE. Whats the deal!?"
[12:21:48] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow at the peak of interest.
[12:21:55] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Provost officer sinks into a chair and the base commander rubs the bridge of his nose. "I know…" The Provost officer says "I've seen them, Lt. Jaron was in the right. But…we have a mess of resistance type clamoring for his head. Say that he fired without provocation, on the TWON, and that the two Spartas were trying to protect it, from HIM!"
[12:23:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): The commanding officer chimes in "And now this entire issue becomes political. The UEG is trying to set up shop, and to do so they need the support of the local militia, the resistance. With these allegations, that support could evaporate before it can even form…"
[12:25:00] Lt. Ishida (GM): Jeron's commanding officer rises, quite angry "NO! No way is one of my recon pilots, who toasted a bunch of murderers, going to be thrown under the bus here! Not after what we went through!"
[12:25:52] Lt. Jaron is taken back by this, at a loss for words at the moment
[12:26:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Provost marshal sighs. "Look, I'm in your court, so is the boss here." He motions to the CO. "But like it or not, the resistance types are circling the wagons here, covering their own, and anything we say or do, is going to be spun 180 degrees the way we want it…"
[12:28:27] Lt. Ishida (GM): Jeron's commanding officer speaks "Then what do we do? Sacrifice a good troop because some fucking degenerates are LYING!?"
[12:29:50] Lt. Jaron sighs "Just send me back to Mars sirs or away can claim I'm jailed or crashed in flight."
[12:31:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): The officers sit silent for a moment…Your commanding officer replies first "Jesus Jaron, no! Bury you? Thats bullshit! And what, let those bastards win!? You did what you needed to do, those guys were razing an unarmed town and you pulled their card!"
[12:33:21] Lt. Jaron: "Sir, I doubt they can be reasoned with"
[12:33:39] Lt. Ishida (GM): The provost marshal sighs again, and with a genuinely pained expression replies "What Lt. Jaron proposes would work…maybe, but we would have to 'bury him' fast. Word has it a new majordomo, some Leonard fella, just landed north of the ruins of Monument City and is latching onto this incident. He's inciting all sorts of folks, in all the wrong ways."
[12:35:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Base CO sits, and looks Jaron right square in the eye. "Son, I could kiss you for what you did, you upheld the core values of the UEEF to a tee. But this is bigger then all of us. I can't order you do do anything. But I WILL do EVERYTHING in my power to protect you. Do you understand?"
[12:35:42] Lt. Jaron: "I'm willing to do what it takes sirs"
[12:37:08] Lt. Ishida (GM): Your CO puts a supportive hand upon your shoulder. "I want to recommend him here, right now for the UEF Humanitarian Service Medal. He's earned it.
[12:38:25] Lt. Jaron smiles slightly
[12:38:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Base CO all but cries "We did that we tell the world he's alive and that we 'legitimize' his actions. But yes, I'll see to it. You did good son, Don't you ever forget it, You have done the service proud and I, will never forget it, no matter what bilge I have to swallow, or regurgitate."

[12:39:43] Lt. Ishida (GM): IN SPACE!!!!

[12:40:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): As the Haydonite fleet in total bears down on the station, the UEEF ships and the few Tirolian ships that have managed to reach the area put up one HELL of a fight! (Roll percs please)
[12:40:44] Sarah: [1d20] => [11] = (11)
[12:40:50] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : [1d20] => [4] = (4)
[12:40:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): Ishida
[12:40:53] Lt. Ishida (GM): [1d20+5] => [15,5] = (20)
[12:40:56] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : (auto fail)
[12:41:19] Lt. Lurana Fallnya is to busy looking in on Sarah making sure shes all right after the hell I put her through
[12:42:55] Lt. Ishida (GM): You and Suki notice a quartet of Ikazuchi carriers followed by a Tokugawa class battle cruiser fold out, they made no effort to render assistance to the space dock whatsoever.
[12:45:26] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Station shudders as a Fantoma class breaks through the cordon and rams the past the Kitty hawk and impacts the Yukikaze lower left side. then careens past detonation within the graving docks super structure. above you the Yuki lists, all but tangled within her mooring lines as behind the Haydonite fleet numerous fold ins occur as the rest of DESRON14 warp in, 10 Ikazuchis and 30 Garfish loaded for bear
[12:45:59] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Haydonites, now flanked horribly, begin to warp out, one at a time, until finally the space is clear of them.
[12:46:54] Sarah watches and frowns slightly, shaking her head at the ones folding out. "Wonder what those five were doing, instead of helping."
[12:46:56] Lt. Lurana Fallnya falls over losing balance after the ship got jarred in the ram? falling on Sarah?
[12:48:07] Sarah falls as well at the bump, scrambling back up afterwards, after bumping her head slightly on the ground and wincing beneath her faceplate.
[12:48:24] Lt. Ishida (GM): Some 45 minutes later, you six (Suki Sarah Lurana and John + 2 other 'augments') find themselves in the captains quarters. the XO standing behind her, a lanky oriental fellow, with a stern face and judgmental eyes. The captain, an elderly lady, but fit, regards your 'jackets' (personal files) before her.
[12:49:53] Lt. Lurana Fallnya would be standing semi back trying to not get the caught of sent by the captain and XO as to embarrass herself not haven gotten to change yet?
[12:50:40] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Ladies, and, gentlemen. I must say, your performance in this last fight has been exemplary. Therefore, I have requested, no, let me be blunt, I have poached you. You are mine now. Your previous commands will be notified of this change in due course. That being said, welcome aboard the Yukikaze."
[12:53:04] Sarah would have a bandage over her forehead, from one of her cockpit bumps. She blinks a little at the idea of being 'poached', though staying quiet.
[12:53:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Magna, you will be assigned to Kavashera, he will most likely put you in charge of one of his battloid contingents. Ishida, same for you, you will be reporting to Captain West as Flight 2 lead. Amdahl and Fallyna, you will be assigned to Flight 2 as well. Smith and Falkirk, you will be assigned to Hendrick , flight 1 Shadow Squadron."
[12:54:29] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Again, welcome to the team. That being said, do you have anything you wish to ask, or add." Her lst comment seems directed at you Lt. Fallnya
[12:57:44] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Ma'am,When i first arrived here my self, Lt Ishida, and Resistance member Sarah witnessed a strange looking creature in my cockpit but it disappeared…"
[12:59:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Interesting." The captain replies. "it wouldn't be the four legged white furred variety of 'strange creature' would it?" She says, her hazel eyes piercing your very soul."
[12:59:26] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Yes it would, Has it been seen any where else?"
[01:00:11] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Yes, here and there. Thank you for coming clean Lt. I appreciate the honesty."
[01:00:27] Lt. Ishida (GM): Sarah feels a slight kick from Ishida.
[01:00:32] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "What is it I've never seen one?"
[01:01:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): "We don't know Lt. we don't know. but as it came from your fighter, it is tacitly, your responsibility, do take care to locate it at your earliest convenience."
[01:02:09] Sarah blinks at the cat being known about, listening quietly. She blinks as she's slightly kicked, rubbing her leg and cocking her head. "It looked almost like a cat. But cats don't vanish into thin air right while people are watching."
[01:02:23] Lt. Ishida (GM): Perc roll Sarah
[01:02:28] Sarah: [1d20] => [19] = (19)
[01:02:43] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki has a "You tell her or I do." look on her face
[01:03:32] Sarah: (( lol ))
[01:03:44] Sarah: (( *tickles Suki* ))
[01:04:07] Lt. Ishida (GM): (( hee hee hee hee hee, your action Sarah))
[01:05:20] Sarah considers further then. "It could actually be a cat, really. A bad trip in a Genesis Pit might cause that. And it did have the right basic signature of being altered…" She trails off considering.
[01:05:40] Lt. Ishida (GM): Sarah receives another kick form Suki.
[01:07:28] Lt. Ishida (GM): The captain makes a pyramid of her fingers and regards Sarah, looks to Suki as the kick, in her own quarters doest NOT go unnoticed, no in her 'dojo'. "Continue" she says, evenly
[01:10:55] Sarah nods a little bit, glancing back at Suki for just a minute. "Anything having been through a pit has a protoculture signature from the way they alter things. Anyone able to sense it would notice. Shudder to think what else might have been done to it. Makes me glad I got out when I did." She frowns.
[01:11:57] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki's face contorts in slight anger. "Seren…" She hisses.
[01:12:59] Sarah: (( rotfl. ))
[01:14:45] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Captain regards this interaction with keen interest, and the XO shifts nervously.
[01:16:35] Sarah glances back at Suki. "What? I just said it." She looks back then and peels back her bandage to check it. "I'm surprised the smell from the bandage didn't give it away anyway. Stuff stinks just as much when bled as when the scouts explode." She pulls another one then, checking the green stain on the old one and sighing. She smiles a little though then. "Fleet still being nice to defectors? Or does this past war not count?"
[01:17:07] Lt. Lurana Fallnya right as Sarah relates on what she is my gallant in pistol form comes up barrel trained right between Sarah's eyes my violet eyes twinkling like pure amethyst gems locked in a noticeable mask of hate, a simple look would tell her the weapon is set to full power and on burst mode, her finger twitching in a tall tell contemplative motion (or conflicted motion)
[01:20:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): The Captain's eyes narrow, you can all but feel the electricity in the air, and see the hairs on the back of the captains neck rise. But her demeanor, one of practiced calm, and containment remains calm, and fixes Lurana with icy eyes. "Stand down Lieutenant." She says, her words demanding immediate obedience. Her XO steps form her side and his hand goes to his side arm but he does not draw it. The others n the room save Ishida step back slightly, some in horror, some in shock, some in both.
[01:21:49] Sarah coughs slightly at the weapon to her face. "You almost did it already, remember? What did you hit on that cruiser anyway, the power core? The blast shock was certainly interesting. "Fourth time I've been almost killed in 36 hours. The rifle team Lt. Ishida picked me up from on Earth will confirm that. Lost one plane and had a Cyclone melted off during that." she almost laughs. "That last time certainly was a blast, anyway…"
[01:24:10] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "That was accidental, this would be personal how ever…" with grudging and with great strain her weapon slowly works down ward and finally back to her side, if it wasn't made of the material it was most every one could tell by her grip that it would probably have crushed the handpiece by now.
[01:25:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): Captain Rienard raises a single finger as if to shush Sarah. "That is yet to be seen. Firstly, one must consider the quandary I am in. I have an Invid aboard my ship. One that I have seen fight tooth and nail against our enemy. And yet still considered one and the same. An interesting predicament don't you Think Hiroshi?" Her XO nods, his eyes fixed upon Sarah. "yes ma'am, very interesting."
[01:27:48] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Ishida, you knew of this?" The captain asks, already knowing the answer. "yes ma'am" Suki answers without hesitation. "Learned of it upon penetrating Reflex Point. I logged the mission report at Point K, and attempted to file the sighting with the MPs but was sent away."
[01:30:35] Lt. Ishida (GM): "I would ask you why you did not inform my deck sergeant of this when you came aboard, but I think I know the answer to that question already." The captain sighs. "Very well. we WILL get to the bottom of this. Ishida, Amdahl. Relinquish your weapons. Hiroshi, see these two to the brig and have Hawkins pull the flight recorders from both their Mecha."
[01:31:39] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "And i captain tho i was ignorant i worked with the two…"
[01:31:46] Lt. Ishida (GM): Suki, her lower lip quivering, does as ordered and bows slightly, then stands back and awaits Hiroshi's orders.
[01:32:31] Lt. Ishida (GM): "We all did, in some fashion Lieutenant." The captain says, ending that matter.
[01:32:32] Sarah sighs a little bit and hands her weapon over promptly as ordered, standing back with Lt. Ishida.
[01:33:07] Lt. Ishida (GM): The XO calls in the main guards at the Captain's door and has them escort the pair to the brig.
[01:33:41] Lt. Lurana Fallnya her eyes lower as she does appear heavily conflicted and finally drops her own weapon on the ground when they leave
[01:34:13] Sarah looks to Suki. "Sorry for getting you into this."
[01:35:12] Lt. Ishida (GM): As the two are lead out there are murmurs from the other assembled pilots. The Captain stands "Interesting, one never knows what the day will bring. I will trust you all to keep this to yourselves pending resolution of the matter. No need to cause a panic. Dismissed, and, welcome aboard." The XO barks out "ATTETNTION!"
[01:35:52] Lt. Ishida (GM): The other 2 pilots plus John come to attention…
[01:36:02] Lt. Lurana Fallnya snaps to attention at the order unable to ignore that call.
[01:36:15] Lt. Ishida (GM): The XO responds "DIS-MISSED!"
[01:36:44] Lt. Lurana Fallnya stays a moment after the others leave. "Permission to speak freely sir, ma'am…"
[01:37:02] Lt. Ishida (GM): As you walk from the room the murmurs begin again "Can you believe it?" "No way" "She looks human, what gives?"
[01:37:16] Lt. Ishida (GM): "Permission granted Lieutenant."
[01:38:01] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Are we being to quick to judge as I was…?"
[01:38:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): The captain glares at you, as if offended that such a junior officer would, or could make such an assumption.
[01:39:09] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "I'm sorry, ill return to my post sorry to ask." She grabs her weapon and turns to leave.
[01:40:32] Lt. Ishida (GM): Her features soften slightly, "You have a lot to learn Lieutenant, but, you are on the right track, see that your emotion does not get the better of you." She offers as sage advice. Then, she adds. "We will see what we will see about those two, if I had been as quick to judge as you had been my dear, they would have been dead by now."
[01:41:31] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "True ma'am…, but after a moment thinking i did recall an old text i remember reading in a book a while back…"
[01:41:58] Lt. Ishida (GM): "And what would that be?" She asks offhand as she moves paperwork about her desk.
[01:42:21] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "The enemy of my enemy is my friend…"
[01:43:34] Lt. Ishida (GM): The captain names off the originator of the quote and nods. "Yes, I am aware of the concept." She looks up at you with a slight smile "That will be all Lieutenant."
[01:44:38] Lt. Lurana Fallnya : "Yes ma'am" She holsters her weapon still conflicted and wondering if that quote is actually what stayed her hand more than the order of her superior then leaves to find a sim station to clear her mind.


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