Interlude 2: Part 2


Sarah and Suki (done separately to avoid wasting in-game time)

(11:16:45 PM): Interior: Moon Base ALuCE Civilian section: Train Depot.: Suki waits for the others to board the passenger car for the trip back to the military quarter, but, just as the doors are about to close, steps back onto the platform, and waves as the train departs.
(11:18:16 PM): Sarah blinks at that, cocking her head a little as Suki steps off, frowning at the passenger car and making note of it. She waits for it to get back, to see if she can find a way back to the civilian section possibly herself, or what else she should do. She straightens up a little and tries to be more proper in the military area, staying quiet to not disturb people.
(11:19:19 PM): A returning car is easy enough to find, with runs leaving every 15 minutes (the trip itself took 5 by high speed rail.
(11:22:51 PM): Sarah watches the returning car schedule and frowns a little, thinking for a moment. She checks herself over and hrms softly, shrugging slightly and considering. She doesn't return to the civilian sector just yet, figuring if she's supposed to be there, Suki wouldn't have trapped her on the car. She sighs softly though, knowing how.. .unfamiliar she is with her surroundings. So she tries to keep to corridors and such she knows.
(11:25:09 PM): There are troopers all over, most pay you no mind, but a few, those wearing MP uniforms watch you, as you are conspicuously without a uniform, and without an escort.
(11:26:20 PM): Sarah sighs just a little at that, keeping her mind open just a crack in case something bad might happen. Which does, so she adjusts back to head for the civilian sector, with a shrug and a sigh.
(11:28:25 PM): Arriving back at the terminus you note a returning train/shuttle pulling into the station.
(11:29:07 PM): Sarah watches the returning train pulling in, pausing to see if Suki might be aboard, before she makes the trek back to the civilian area. She holds position as such, for now.
(11:29:58 PM): Ah, Suki is not aboard the incoming train.
(11:34:20 PM): Sarah takes note of that and steps back onto the next train bound for the civilian sector, sighing very softly, trying to sense where Suki is and stay… away, but not too far away, figuring that her love doesn't wish to be disturbed.
(11:35:27 PM): You return to the hustle and bustle of the civilian area, roll a perc
OnlineHost (11:36:54 PM): Sarah rolled 1 20-sided die: 20
(11:36:59 PM): +1
(11:37:19 PM): Suki: (( HAX ))
(11:37:34 PM): You are able to pinpoint down to the meter where Suki is
(11:38:33 PM): Sarah smiles as she senses Suki, again staying not so far away, but not intrusively close either. She 's careful to not disturb anyone, or disrupt the general flow of the sector, a little nervous still.
(11:43:09 PM): Suki is within a medium sized structure of oriental architecture behind a wooden 6 foot tall fence, it is fairly old, with lots of greenery about it. A pair of lanky, yet fit oriental men lounge around the entryway, possibly guards. A larger gate some ten feet to the left of the man sized entryway most likely allows a vehicle to pass in and out.
(11:44:33 PM): Sarah just walks past where the structure is, staying well away from it or any people near it, not wanting to disturb anyone, again. She makes note of it though, and slips onward, wondering what there is to do for a girl without any money, and not able to get back to her ship without her escort.
(11:47:46 PM): there are a few store fronts, mainly traditional fare, some electronics,
(11:49:51 PM): Sarah oohs a little at that, wandering in the direction of the electronic stores and window shopping just a little bit. She can't afford anything after all, but she looks to see what might be interesting.
(11:51:58 PM):You see the standard, well, for humans, that is, fare. Walkmans, iPods, cameras, watches, holo pendants, all have some sort of gimmick, some are shaped like Hello Kitty (or other cutesy designs) others have more traditional Japanese motifs on them (not these store fronts are not directly in front of the walled structure, but down the road anyways, directly in front of the structure is a temple
(11:53:11 PM): (didn't figure it was right in front. heehee)
(11:53:38 PM): (nod nod, just clarifying for my own personal edification ^_^ )
(11:54:30 PM): Sarah just looks at some of the more curious and unfamiliar of the items, cocking her head just slightly at them and watching in the window like a good quiet little curious shopper, wandering idly along after looking at things, taking notes in her head about what everything does, so she can make sure not to come across as clueless.
(11:56:07 PM): about 30 minutes pass before feel Suki moving, towards the gate with the two men…
(11:58:34 PM): Sarah just waits calmly, letting herself feel Suki's movements, though generally shading between there and the station, figuring she'll catch up to her somewhere less conspicuous than right outside the facility.

(12:02:14 AM): Presently Suki starts to walk down the street, she walks with confidence and an air of being assured, you can tell she has walked these streets before, and has naught to fear from them, you note that some folks, move out of her way and bow at hear approach, those folks are wearing traditional garb, kimono's and the like. (note, the guards were wearing Hakama's (like an Akido gi.)
(12:03:40 AM): Sarah smiles just a little as she senses that, just staying clear of the whole situation, again, not wanting to cause disturbance. She just adjusts to meet much further down the road from anyone else, close to the station if she can.
OnlineHost (12:04:31 AM): Lt. Ishida rolled 1 20-sided die: 1
(12:04:38 AM): Suki walks right past you
(12:06:04 AM): Sarah blinks a little at that and smiles, moving to adjust around, making sure she can still sense Suki. She adjusts to move up to her, further down the line away from where they might be disturbed.
OnlineHost (12:07:24 AM): Lt. Ishida rolled 1 20-sided die: 20
(12:07:47 AM): Suki stops dead in her tracks, then turns her head, and looks right at you.
(12:10:35 AM): Sarah cocks her head just a little bit and shrugs slightly, blinking just a little bit and shrugging slightly. "Without an escort, all the MPs were glaring. Getting arrested here might cause no end of trouble, depending on what they do or don't know from Tirol."
(12:11:03 AM): "Why did you not stay with the others?"
(12:12:41 AM): Sarah shrugs just a little bit. "Tried to, lost track of them when the train got out. This place is a little busier than I'm used to. Felt the glares even without looking. So I just took the first one back, and went somewhere to wait and see if I'd find you."
(12:14:46 AM): Suki nods and smiles, knowing Sarah is lying about losing the others. Then snickers slightly as she realizes, that in a sense she did lose the others, on purpose. Roll a perc unless other factors are in play.
OnlineHost (12:16:18 AM): Sarah rolled 1 20-sided die: 7
(12:16:29 AM): Sarah: ( other factors? that'd be nosy :p )
(12:17:02 AM): (kk, nod, just had to ask.)
(12:17:38 AM): Sarah sees Suki flush slightly, and she crinkles her nose cutely.
(12:20:06 AM): Sarah blinks a little at that and shrugs. "At any rate, I figured you wouldn't want to be disturbed since you left us so… abruptly, so I tried to avoid anywhere I thought you might be, in favor of looking around at stores anyway."
(12:26:40 AM): Suki nods "like the stores near the temple?"
(12:27:39 AM): Sarah shrugs just a little bit. "Well, stores all around the area really. There was an electronics store I was looking at things in that wasn't far from there, though…"
(12:29:12 AM): "Your so cute when you being evasive." Suki smiles. "My clan, has great influence, in that area." She mutters…'seems to be the only place…'
(12:32:06 AM): Sarah oohs at that and nods just a little. "Well, admittedly, I could sense where you were. So I specifically tried to keep enough distance to avoid disturbing you while you were busy. This is where your family is, hm? Nice area, certainly."
(12:32:37 AM): Suki smiles and nods "Domo arigato gozaimasu."
(12:36:44 AM): Suki stops walking as a realization hits her. "Um, do you wish anything here?" She says.
(12:37:19 AM): Sarah smiles and blushes just a little bit, shrugging softly, and shaking her head slightly. "No… that's okay. I'm sure I'll find something more interesting some other time. And hopefully after I'm enlisted and everything."
(12:38:30 AM): Suki narrows her eyes. "I highly doubt that."
(12:40:54 AM): actually , scratch that, Suki gives you this look, and this reply…
(12:43:56 AM): Sarah laughs just a little bit at that, blushing softly and cocking her head just a little bit. "Well, generally. Not like I have any TV to watch or anything. I'd have to go back to Earth to get all the stuff I was watching in that mall, if it was even still there." She shrugs. "As for music, never really heard all that much." She shakes her head slightly.
(12:45:48 AM): Suki raps her knuckle on your forehead lightly closing her eyes. "Those movies will rot your brain."
(12:50:00 AM): Sarah laughs a little bit and shrugging slightly. "Oh,. maybe… I wouldn't say that completely, though. Certainly helped me understand things a lot better, to try getting along with other people." She blushes.
(12:50:52 AM): "And we saw how well that turned out…hmm?" Suki cocks her head slightly, eying you.
(12:53:20 AM): Sarah shrugs a little bit at that and cocks her head. "Before people knew what I was, it worked fine. No one figured me out in two years with the Resistance." She smiles just a little bit then.
(12:54:11 AM): Suki nods "Well, your 'mom' didn't help your cover story any. real subtle that."
(12:55:14 AM): Sarah coughs just a little and shrugs slightly. "Obviously could care less about it, in fact. Probably thought it might push me to leave with them if I was found out." She laughs a little. "Just not quite that easy with me, ever."
(12:57:30 AM): "No." Suki states "I figure you to be the stubborn one."
(12:59:38 AM): Sarah grins just a little at that and nods slightly. "Yup. Definitely."
(1:00:44 AM): "So, the original question still stands."
(1:01:45 AM): Sarah laughs just a little bit and blushes slightly. "Thought I already answered that. I don't currently have a need, was just looking to see what was interesting."
(1:02:30 AM): Suki nods. "Very well."
(1:05:20 AM): Sarah smiles softly and stretches out a little bit. "So, back to the ship?"
(1:05:59 AM): Suki nods. "Hai. I have arranged for my things to be delivered."
(1:08:11 AM):Sarah nods a little at that and moves to follow along behind. "That's good, then."
(1:09:10 AM): Once back in the military area Suki leads you to the PX
(1:09:54 AM): As you follow behind her, she, by rote memory, hands to you the basic UEEF kit, one piece at a time. From the socks to the flight suit.
(1:10:30 AM): Sarah gets led along quietly, just watching as she is, blinking and nodding just a little.
(1:12:02 AM): At the check out Suki swipes her UEEF Debit Card and purchases the lot, and the seabag to put it in.
(1:12:09 AM): She blushes at the basic kit, taking care with it. She blushes then, cocking her head.
(1:13:41 AM): hefting the load onto your back effortlessly, she gives it a nice slap, almost barreling you forward. "There, all kitted out, again." she adds, for the benefit of the shop keep.
(1:14:58 AM): Sarah nods just a little bit at that, blushing and getting knocked forward, as light as she is. She nods just a little bit.
(1:15:24 AM): (it is also here that you realize how strong Suki is.)

Meanwhile, with the others…

[07:35:49] GM: When we last left our heroes they were on Moon Base ALuCE attending to the task of picking up their personnel effect to consolidate their transfer to a new ship, taking what they have of home and hearth into the unknown.
[07:37:58] GM: Lt. Ishida had remained behind in the civilian sector while the others left back to the Military Quarter, Sarah, however, disappears herself, leaving Jaron alone. John has already returned to the Military Quarter and is eating a meal within the base cafeteria. Lurana, has arrived at her parents house, to be ambushed by her mother, acting as 'matchmaker'.
[07:43:54] GM: Lurana: You have just had your chat with the young man that your mother had brought by to meet you, he seems the nice sort, well bread, good position, solid career ahead of him, all good indicators of why your mother, ever concerned for her 'babies' future, thought highly of him.
[07:45:29] Lurana's Mother: Well, how did it go? Do you like him?
[07:46:31] Lt. Lurana: "Mom, I'd want you to meet some one before you get all honked about me marrying him… hes… nice and all but just not my type ya know?"
[07:47:34] Lurana's Mother: Not your type….do you….wait…'meet someone?' Ooooo who is he! Do tell, do tell!!!
[07:48:50] GM: As a favor to me…since we are not playing next weekend, I want to move along as rapidly as we can , so just saying.
[07:49:28] GM: Stuff the proverbial 10 pounds of crap into the 5 pound bag!
[07:51:22] Lt. Lurana: "You will see"
[07:51:33] GM: Okay…moving on. Jaron! You have made it back to the military quarter, Lt Ishida had stayed behind, and Sarah was with you, one minute, and the next, she is gone, nowhere to be seen. What do you do? What DO you do?
[07:51:41] Lt. Lurana smiles and begins to leave
[07:53:08] Lt. Jaron looks around for Sarah, wondering if she did the Invid phasing thing again and calls out "Sarah?"
[07:53:55] GM: You get no reply, a few people look at you, then look around to see if anyone replies, and then move on, all in one step mostly as they go about their business.
[07:55:12] Lt. Jaron frowns a bit and starts to head back to the docking bay
[07:55:45] GM: As you walk past an elevator a few pilots walk out "Man, you see those new Supers?" "Yeah, slick ride, I hear there a few in the hanger bay nearby. Techs are pouring over them."
[07:56:44] Lurana's Mother: When will we see?
[07:57:09] Lt. Jaron smiles "Only a little. I was have to what and see then in action. Have a good one"
[07:57:44] Lt. Lurana: "Soon as we find him… I'm sure hes wondering around the base some where"
[07:58:31] Lurana's Mother grabs her jacket top pats dad on the head and follows you.
[08:00:01] GM: John, the mess hall is not overly crowded, and most folks are keeping to themselves. A few have gathered around a video screen. Looks like Armed Forces News is on.
[08:02:04] John: Considering that he has finished eating, John decides to check it out.
[08:05:24] Hot Blonde Fleet Newscaster: …High Command has released the following information regards the comings and going near the Ark Angel. "Due to the Haydonite treachery, the SDF-3, which had been conducting a weapons test at the time of the attack on Reflex Point has been ordered to remain on station, and the Ark Angel is being sent with a support fleet to link up with her." High Command feels that this move will serve to secure the SDF-3 and her vital Protoculture Matrix from the Haydonites, however, due to her distance from the rest of the fleet, UEEF wide power rationing will be brought into effect immediately.
[08:08:02] GM: There are murmurs from the gathers viewers, some nod, and walk off, a few grouse, some other opine as to what may really be going on "I smell a cover up…" I heard the SDF-3 was nuked…" Well, I heard that the SDF-3 is pushing into Haydonite space…"
[08:09:59] GM: Jaron, you arrive at the docking bay, a few of the Yukikaze crewman that you had picked up on Earth are milling about, some are sleeping in true military fashion, that is to say, on whatever they can find.
[08:10:32] John is unconcerned with the announcement and continues on to retrieve his personal effects
[08:11:04] GM: Lurana, where exactly do you go? Are you going to wander the base looking for him?
[08:11:30] Lt. Lurana: (prolly would check hanger bay, figuring he might be near his craft)
[08:12:19] Lt. Jaron heads over one of the crewman "Hi, how much longer we have here?"
[08:13:00] GM: John, you check in with personnel, and after a 15 minute wait, and dealing with a office staffer that makes a DMV worker look polite, you are told your effects are being sent to the hanger bay, and you will have to fill out the DD From 744B in triplicate…
[08:13:59] Yukikaze Crewman: Not real sure, waiting for your gear I suppose…
[08:14:52] GM: Lurana, you walk out onto the docking concourse for the Garfish and can see Jaron and some Yukikaze crewman chatting, roll perc.
[08:16:56] Lt. Lurana: [1d20] => [10] = (10)
[08:17:23] Lurana's Mother: So who is it?
[08:17:54] John sighs and makes his way to the hanger bay.
[08:18:31] Lt. Lurana smiles "I show you mom…" *she whispers and sneaks up behind Jaron and wraps her arms around him pushing her breasts into his back, and whispers "Play along a moment please?"
[08:18:42] GM: Lurana, as you approach you notice one of the napping Yukikaze crewman wake and look at you, the piercing blue eyes are immediately recognizable…
[08:19:29] Lt. Jaron groans slightly from being hugged
[08:19:33] GM: John, you walk onto the deck from one entrance as Suki and Sarah (laden down by a full duffel) enter from another… all three of you see this.
[08:20:35] GM: Note: Sarah is the one laden down by a duffel, Suki is carrying only a paper bag.
[08:21:55] John raises an eyebrow and continues to watch the scene unfold. He waves to Suki when he sees her.
[08:23:02] Lt. Jaron quirks a brow
[08:23:08] Lt. Ishida nods at the wave and hold the paper bag up towards John as she walks over to him. "Here." She says softly. "I had the restaurant wrap your food…to go." She hands John the bag.
[08:23:16] Lt. Lurana slightly drags Jaron over to her mommie dearest*
[08:24:11] Sarah follows along quietly behind Suki, not saying anything really. She offers John a polite smile, though stays essentially behind Suki.
[08:24:12] Lt. Jaron tries to think happy thoughts as he goes into the unknown
[08:24:22] John takes the bag and says. "Thanks Suki. A good snack for later."
[08:25:44] Lurana's Mother: looks at the young 'stud' her daughter present before her. She walks around behind him, smacks Jaron's ass "Hmmm, firm buttocks." Then pats his shoulder. "Strong back." She then walks around front and leans down and puts her nose within millimeters of Jaron's "What is your name son?"
[08:26:55] Lt. Ishida raises an eyebrow at the interplay between Jaron and, someone with Lurana.
[08:27:20] Lt. Jaron is a bit surprised and looks down at her "Lt. Jaron Fairman and I have no idea what is going on here"
[08:27:54] Lt. Ishida: looks back at John "You are welcome." She says.
[08:28:40] Lurana's Mother: "Well Lt. Jaron Fairman, my daughter here seems to have taken a fancy to you. What makes you think you are worthy of her?
[08:28:52] Yukikaze Crewman: laugh and snicker at the spectacle
[08:29:18] John turns to Sarah. "Need a hand? I just wanted to apologize for my recent behavior. I can be a little hot headed sometimes. No hard feelings?" With that he helps her with her duffel.
[08:29:40] Lt. Lurana: "Mom he doesn't have to prove him self to you"
[08:29:44] Lt. Jaron: "Well I've only recently met your daughter and just getting acquainted. She is a strong lady for sure"
[08:30:45] Sarah smiles just a little bit and shrugs. "If you want. It's okay… I'm sorry about the whole thing as well. I should have thought more before having company come to the dinner, as well." She sighs. "At any rate, no hard feelings form me, no."
[08:31:00] Lurana's Mother: looks at Lurana and whispers "Hush dear, let mom work." Turning back to Jaron. "You bet your sweet bippy she is!" She laughs! "So, what is it you do Lt. Jaron Fairman?"
[08:31:38] Lt. Ishida: smiles as John and Sarah make up, but says nothing.
[08:32:13] Lt. Jaron comments firmly "Soldier and pilot ma'am."
[08:32:47] Lurana's Mother nods. And what do you pilot?
[08:33:23] Lt. Lurana: "An Alpha not to different from mine"
[08:34:09] Lurana's Mother shushes her daughter. "Let the man speak for himself daughter.'
[08:34:50] Lt. Jaron closes his eyes and rolls them
[08:35:37] Lt. Ishida walks past Jaron and 'mom' and leans in slightly "Need a dust off?"
[08:36:51] John smiles amiably. "That's good to hear. I figured we are all in this together now, and since you are one of the only ones of your kind left, maybe I shouldn't make things more difficult than they have to be for you."
[08:37:42] No match found
[08:37:55] Lt. Ishida waits for Jaron's response before moving towards the Yukikaze crewman, and hops up onto a crate and sits, watching with gleeful fascination, the events unfolding before her.
[08:38:58] Sarah watches Suki do that, staying quiet and not following her. She just shakes her head a little at them, smiling to John now and shrugging. "I'll get along. I figure I'll have to deal with it more when we get back to the ship anyway, particularly if I follow through with the intent to enlist."
[08:39:03] Lt. Jaron: "I shall pass Lt. Ishida, I'm sure being paraded as a trophy was in my job description"
[08:40:15] Lt. Ishida nods at Jaron. 'Go with honor.' she says, bowing her head slightly.
[08:41:04] Lurana's Mother: So, an Alpha pilot…in what capacity?
[08:41:49] Lt. Ishida listens now to the conversation between Sarah and John.
[08:42:41] Yukikaze Crewman laughs to a fellow crewman. "man, all she needed to do was drag over a porch swing and polish a shotgun…"
[08:42:45] John returns her smile and in a sincere tone he continues. "If you have any problems with anyone you just say the word and I'll have your back."
[08:43:02] Lt. Jaron: "Mostly Recon but I've had my share of hard contacts"
[08:43:09] Sarah smiles and nods just a little. "Thanks. Hopefully most of the problems are over, but.." She shrugs a bit.
[08:44:25] Lurana's Mother: I see…so you have tasted blood! Felt the bones of your enemy crushed beneath your feet? Excellent!" She pats you on the shoulder, but it feels more like a punch.
[08:45:03] Lt. Jaron smiles slightly as he is pushed by the hit "Yes ma'am….is there anything else?"
[08:46:01] John starts walking towards Jaron and friends. "Excuse me Sarah, it looks like he needs a bailout." He walks up to the group and puts his arm on Jaron's shoulder. "Looks like you've met lover boy here. I have to say that he's a fine officer and any woman would be lucky to have him." He smiles broadly.
[08:46:26] Lurana's Mother: Just one. You break my daughters heart, and I'll eat yours." Her eyes go wide and a devilish grin crosses her lips, you can't be sure, but…you think she means it…literally.
[08:47:10] GM: as John approaches Lurana's mother does her crazy eyes thing, causing him to halt in mid stride….
[08:47:15] Lt. Jaron: "Didn't know I was in care of it yet ma'am….but I will do my best for her"
[08:47:43] John: "But we have a previous appointment and I'll have to drag him away now"
[08:47:44] Sarah laughs and follows along behind, since everyone is over there now. She rolls her eyes just a little bit and just tries to listen quietly.
[08:47:55] Lurana's Mother: "Good man!" she looks to her daughter, and pushes Lurana into Jaron chest first. "he'll do."
[08:48:01] Lt. Lurana hushes him by kissing him on the cheek "Thanks for playing along" *she whispers
[08:48:35] Lt. Jaron smiles and gives a decent hug, then steps back
[08:48:56] Lurana's Mother: So!" she looks at Lurana. "is this your command?" She doesn't look impressed
[08:48:58] Lt. Lurana: "Now will you stop bugging me mom?" *She turns back to mom, almost ready to fight if she said no*
[08:49:28] Lt. Ishida eeps! "Uh oh! Looks like it's our turn."
[08:50:03] John grabs Jaron by the arm and pulls him away.
[08:50:22] Yukikaze Crewman and his compadres retreat inside the Garfish
[08:51:00] Sarah stands up more straight as the question comes about Lurana's command, looking squarely back up at the woman as she's looked over. Well, at least until Suki 'eep's, then she looks over that way, visibly trying to hold in a laugh.
[08:51:24] Lt. Lurana: "They are, and we have to go, sorry I'm gonna miss dinner."
[08:52:16] Lt. Jaron is tugged by John "Whats up?"
[08:52:54] John: "Hey buddie, Just looked like you needed a hand."
[08:53:16] Lt. Jaron smiles "Thanks but I think the storm passed"
[08:53:53] GM: As those words are spoken a trio of men dressed in Japanese garb approach, two carry a footlocker (one at the front, the other at the rear) with two duffel bags atop it. The third carries nothing but a circular case (looks like a blueprint tube)
[08:54:19] John: "don't mention it. Anytime."
[08:54:51] Lt. Lurana: "Err…." *she looks over at the men.* "Might i ask where your going with those?"
[08:55:21] Lt. Ishida turns serious and hops off the crate and paying no heed to anyone else approaches the men. They stop and bow to her as she returns it, but not as deep. The third man barks curtly in Japanese and the other two scurry towards the ship with the luggage.
[08:55:48] Sarah blinks over at the men in Japanese garb, promptly looking to Suki and smiling as they bow to her, cocking her head just a little bit at the sight of it.
[08:55:52] Lt. Jaron watches the exchange
[08:56:12] GM: One of the men looks at Lurana as they pass by her "Mistress Ishida's effects" they continue on, more afraid of the third man, then of Lurana
[08:57:44] GM: The man and Ishida speak and after they are done, and the other two have returned all three bow and leave after he hands her the tube.
[08:58:20] Sarah rather blinks again at the seeming fear of the third man, scratching her head just a little and glancing to Suki, stretching out and relaxing just a little.
[08:58:26] Lt. Lurana: "That reminds me…" *she checks the cargo manifest to see if her stuff has arrived yet.*
[08:58:27] Lurana's Mother looks on, pursing her lips, but saying nothing.
[08:58:33] Lt. Jaron asks Ishida "Family heirloom?"
[08:59:01] Lt. Ishida: "Hai." she nods.
[08:59:29] Lt. Jaron smiles and places a hand on her shoulder, nodding as he moves onto the ship
[09:00:04] GM: Lurana, your effects have arrived yes
[09:03:26] Lt. Jaron: ..
[09:03:34] GM: Okie dokie! moving on! The final goodbyes are said, Lurana's mom embarrasses her a few more times in the process and you all board the Garfish and prep for departure
[09:03:44] Sarah: (( rofl ))
[09:04:00] Lt. Lurana moves aboard and tugs Jaron into a corner and kisses him on the cheek again in thanks
[09:04:44] Lt. Jaron smiles and blushes slightly as he heads to the bridge
[09:05:24] Sarah generally goes back to following Suki as she gets aboard the Garfish, especially after dropping her bag at her bunk.
[09:05:58] John takes his spot at weapons con
[09:06:31] ALuCE ATC: Tango 556 Heavy, you are clear for departure. Be advised, there is a fold restriction in place, folds are authorized only past the Asteroid belt at this time. Also, Fleet Command has put out an advisory, Haydonite ship may be in the area of the Jovian moons. Your lanes are clean. Lift off at your discretion."
[09:07:12] Lt. Ishida takes the con
[09:07:26] Sarah settles into her sensor console idly for the takeoff, blinking at the ATC announcement, and rolling her eyes.
[09:07:59] Lt. Lurana moves to the bridge after kissing him that last time, then moves to her seat trying to sneak onto the bridge
[09:09:00] Lt. Ishida without looking back notes "Commander on the bridge." "Ready for lift off on your mark."
[09:09:21] Lt. Jaron settles into pilot seat and awaits the clear from Lurana
[09:09:59] GM: The Fish has two pilots seat, Suki has taken the #1 slot this time
[09:10:05] Lt. Lurana: "Just Engage would ya"
[09:10:24] GM: [1d100] => [84] = (84)
[09:10:48] Lt. Jaron is ready to take over is Ishida makes an error or something
[09:10:55] GM: The take off is rusty, but sufficient, you cannot be sure if it's on purpose or by accident, but the lift off takes the Fish within inches of the docking booms
[09:11:44] Lt. Ishida plays it off…as best she can.
[09:12:05] Lt. Jaron: "take it easy Ishida, just nerves"
[09:12:42] Garfish Crewman whispers to her crewmate "Jesus, what does she thing this is, an Alpha?"
[09:13:22] Sarah glances around, biting her lip as she sees the takeoff, eyes widening just a little.
[09:14:26] Lt. Jaron gets up and heads over to the crewman, staring them down "Please, it doesn't help and if you have another problem please do it in confidence"
[09:14:45] John: After hearing the comment he replies to the crewman. "Please have a little more respect for our pilot. We can't all be as smooth as lover boy there.
[09:14:53] Garfish Crewman blanches and mutters "Sorry sir."
[09:15:35] Lt. Jaron nods "Thanks you mister
[09:15:38] Sarah snickers just a little bit at John's comment, glancing over towards Jaron idly.
[09:15:45] Lt. Jaron heads back to #2 seat
[09:15:55] Lt. Ishida bites her lip, feeling miserable, but maintains her bearing. "Docking booms cleared ma'am, course laid in. We are int eh pipe, 5 by 5."
[09:17:08] Lt. Lurana: "Maximum speed, we're in a hurry since we're already late"
[09:17:29] GM: FREE RP as Lt. Ishida slaps on the Auto Pilot for the trek past the Belt.
[09:18:03] Lt. Lurana: "I'm sorry for dragging you into that Jaron, i needed mom off my back"
[09:18:06] Lt. Jaron leans back in his seat "Already late? For what?"
[09:18:14] Sarah settles in and nods just a little bit, watching the sensors and listening for now.
[09:19:40] Lt. Ishida sighs as the Autopilot takes over then, digs out her data pad and starts to enter…data.
[09:21:11] GM: free rp y'all, have at it!
[09:22:05] Lt. Jaron awaits an answer
[09:22:20] Sarah makes a quick check to make sure the sensors are clear for a while, or will alert for anything, then looks down towards Suki and her pad, raising her eyebrows. "Something wrong, ma'am?"
[09:22:35] Lt. Lurana: "We are late to get back cause we made extra stops"
[09:23:09] Lt. Ishida keeps typing away, then looks up. "Hrm? Oh, nothing, just going over some things…"
[09:24:48] GM: Sarah roll perc please
[09:25:00] Sarah: [1d20+1] => [19,1] = (20)
[09:25:15] John: [1d20] => [19] = (19)
[09:25:34] GM: You notice a very faint comm flutter on your sensor array, the comm officer you not hasn't seen it, because she is chatting with the fold ops guy
[09:26:07] Sarah blinks at the comm flutter, and looks over towards the comm officer. "Some kind of flutter on the comm system… Not sure what it is…" She tries to isolate it with the sensors, if she can.
[09:26:07] Lt. Jaron replies to Lurana "I see, just wondering"
[09:26:10] John: "what was that?"
[09:26:40] GM: roll them bones
[09:26:53] Lt. Lurana: "What was what Lt.?" *she looks at john*
[09:26:57] John: "can you isolate that?' He says to the com officer
[09:27:18] John: "that com flutter"
[09:27:22] Sarah: [1d100] => [59] = (59)
[09:27:35] Sarah: ( Sensory equipment vs 60%)
[09:27:35] Lt. Ishida puts her paperwork down and puts both hands back on the wheel, switching off the Autopilot "I have control." she relays.
[09:28:03] John: (( LUCKY ))
[09:28:11] Sarah: (( heehee ))
[09:28:12] Comm Officer: [1d100] => [37] = (37)
[09:28:52] Comm Officer: "Ummm, looks like a long range communication, on a fold band, but, it looks like it's trying to punch thru a whole lot of interference.
[09:29:12] Comm Officer: I'll try to isolate it…
[09:29:18] Comm Officer: [1d100] => [75] = (75)
[09:29:26] Sarah blinks at that and nods just a little. "could be something important…"
[09:29:31] Comm Officer: Damn, that signal is elusive!
[09:29:37] Comm Officer: [1d100] => [100] = (100)
[09:29:44] Comm Officer: Oh crap!
[09:30:06] Comm Officer tears her headset off as her console fries.
[09:30:36] Lt. Lurana: "Great…" *she calls for maintenance*
[09:30:48] Comm Officer yanks the nearby fire extinguisher off the rack and douses the console.
[09:31:16] Sarah meanwhile /tries/ to see if she can do anything about it, even if she doesn't know a lot about radios.
[09:31:20] Sarah: [1d100] => [74] = (74)
[09:31:20] Lt. Jaron asks "Is there a backup com system?"
[09:31:35] Sarah: (( radio basic vs 69%. Fail ))
[09:32:11] John looks over the panel and attempts to rig it to work.
[09:32:18] John: [1d100] => [52] = (52)
[09:32:36] John: No chance
[09:32:43] John: 25%
[09:32:47] GM: A few minutes later Mr. Blue Eyes enters the bridge. "You called for a fix it guy?"
[09:32:55] GM: [1d100] => [82] = (82)
[09:32:56] Sarah: (( lol ))
[09:33:10] Lt. Lurana: "Yes, seems our comm officer had a spoof, and fried her console…"
[09:33:15] Lt. Lurana points to the console
[09:33:32] John: [1d100] => [68] = (68)
[09:33:42] Blue Eyes goes to work, but the damage is extensive. "It'll take a me a bit, I'd use the back up while I work, it's got lesser range, but it should do in a pinch."
[09:33:53] John: At a loss john stops trying
[09:34:21] Lt. Ishida: Jaron, take the con please.
[09:34:43] Lt. Jaron nods "Yes ma'am" and does
[09:34:58] Lt. Ishida leaves the bridge.
[09:35:14] Comm Officer: [1d100] => [67] = (67)
[09:35:26] Comm Officer working the back up comm
[09:36:00] Comm Officer: Sorry ma'am…I…anyway, I was able to get what we DID get buffered, I'll try to clean it up.
[09:36:18] Sarah blinks at Suki leaving the bridge, and frowns just a little bit, still peering at her sensor console, and watching for anything else.
[09:36:30] Blue Eyes: [1d100] => [18] = (18)
[09:36:45] GM: The main comm panel hums back to life.
[09:37:01] Blue Eyes: "Whoop! That did it! You back on line!"
[09:38:02] Lt. Lurana: "Thanks, any way lets hear what did get buffered through?"
[09:38:03] Lt. Jaron flies casual
[09:38:13] Lt. Ishida returns to the bridge hefting a metric ton of CVR-3, wearing hers. She starts passing out the suits to their owners. "Thought we might want to suit up." She says to Lurana, "I had the rest of the crew suit up as well."
[09:38:33] Comm Officer: [1d100] => [95] = (95)
[09:38:42] Comm Officer: This thing hates me!
[09:38:52] Blue Eyes: [1d100] => [35] = (35)
[09:38:55] Sarah looks back towards Comms a moment, listening for what the message said. She blinks at the CVR, smiling and putting hers on quickly. "Right…" She straps it on, and checks the connections, while watching the sensors.
[09:39:18] John suits up
[09:39:27] Blue Eyes: Easy love" he croons, pressing a few buttons, bringing the data up "It's all in the wrist." He smile and the Comm officer blushes.
[09:41:02] Lt. Jaron suits up as well. "You have a tingling in the force or something Ishida?"
[09:41:49] John: "Nothing wrong with being prepared I say."
[09:41:54] Lt. Ishida: We had a lot of communications blackouts when we fought the Haydonites over Tirol…It might be nothing, but then again, it might not.
[09:42:23] GM: As if to punctuate the message the comm officer pipes up…
[09:42:34] Comm Officer: I've got it! Putting it on the over head now
[09:42:36] Sarah frowns and nods, and looks to the Comm officer.
[09:42:45] Comm Transmission: “Mayday mayday mayday! This is Keyhole Callisto! We are under attack by enemy ships! Repeat; we are under attack by enemy ships! We need assistance immediately!”
[09:42:56] Comm Transmission: “Mayday mayday mayday! This is Keyhole Callisto! We are under attack by enemy ships! Repeat; we are under attack by enemy ships! We need assistance immediately!”
[09:43:45] Lt. Jaron: "What is their location?"
[09:44:11] GM: Roll any skill you think relevant for that information
[09:44:14] Sarah blinks and frowns slightly. "And are any better equipped ships in any place where they could respond?"
[09:44:31] Lt. Ishida: I don't think that was directed at us…
[09:45:15] Sarah checks the sensors for any sign of a supplied warship somewhere in the system, anything UEEF anyway. She frowns and glances over to Suki. "No?"
[09:45:19] Sarah: [1d100] => [58] = (58)
[09:45:31] Lt. Lurana: "Perhaps not, relay it to ALuCE and tell them were responding, use the radio signal to triangulate"
[09:45:45] Sarah: (( dang, Sensory equipment again, just passed ))
[09:45:50] Sarah: (( depending on modifier ))
[09:46:40] John: [1d100] => [9] = (9)
[09:46:46] John: jury rig
[09:47:40] GM: Sarah, there are no UEEF warships in range of the Garfish's sensors.
[09:47:59] Comm Officer: Roger that ma'am.
[09:48:07] Comm Officer: [1d100] => [97] = (97)
[09:48:19] Comm Officer: Message away.
[09:48:40] Sarah frowns a little and glances to Suki. "No Expedition warships in sensor range. If it's not to us, who /is/ going to respond to it?"
[09:48:50] GM: Unbeknownst to Your characters, but Knowest to YOU! The message is NOT away…but the comm officer thinks it is…. /cue dramatic music
[09:49:27] Sarah: (( silly blonde comm officer ))
[09:49:27] Lt. Lurana: "Lt, weapons" *she points at john then to weapons console.* "Jaron think you can launch your fighter, Sarah i know your mech isn't in top shape but can you launch it as well?"
[09:49:45] Lt. Jaron prepares to navigate to location (piloting [1d100] => [6] = (6) vs 70)
[09:49:52] Sarah nods just a little bit. "It's low on fuel, but it's in shape enough for a launch, yes."
[09:50:19] Lt. Ishida: Mil Intel roll
[09:50:19] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [72] = (72)
[09:50:23] Lt. Ishida: nothing
[09:50:26] John fires up the weapons systems
[09:50:44] Sarah considers quickly. "Should I head down to power it up?"
[09:51:02] Blue Eyes: Looks like it's coming from Jupiter orbit, might be one of our listening posts…
[09:51:49] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [21] = (21)
[09:51:51] Lt. Jaron is already heading towards location
[09:52:00] Lt. Lurana: "Lt, Ishida head that way maximum thrust, Sara Jaron to your fighters and prep them"
[09:52:45] John: (( is my Bioroid in there? ))
[09:52:49] Lt. Ishida: With Blue eyes statement Ishida's eyes go wide. "Keyhole Callisto, it IS one our listening posts, over Callisto…" she blushes, knowing how dumb that sounds.
[09:53:12] Lt. Jaron replies to Lurana as Ishida didn't take the con back "Already have my hands full Lt., whenever Ishida is ready"
[09:53:16] GM: Nope John, your Battloid taint here
[09:53:40] Sarah nods quickly and hurries to the lift, scrambling for her battloid and digging out the protoculture cells, shoving them in quickly as she can in order to get the mecha online.
[09:54:10] Lt. Ishida takes the con. Ma'am, at best speed we it will take us 6 hours to reach Jupiter orbit…we'll need to fold to get there faster.
[09:55:49] Lt. Jaron gets up and comments "I suggest breaking protocol Lurana"
[09:56:03] Lt. Ishida: I concur
[09:56:21] Lt. Lurana: "Breaking Protocol on what?"
[09:56:37] Lt. Ishida: The fold restriction
[09:56:50] Lt. Lurana: "Do it"
[09:57:11] John: (( this could get ugly ))
[09:57:27] Sarah powers her mecha up, hurrying to get it in full working order for the coming possible battle.
[09:57:34] Lt. Ishida: Ma'am…I'm all for engaging the enemy, but, we have no idea what the situation looks like out there, and this thing handles like a drunkard.
[09:57:55] Lt. Lurana: "I know it does, but its all we have"
[09:58:41] John: "some of our people are under attack, we should help no matter what."
[09:59:00] Lt. Ishida puts her helmet on and slides the face plate down. "Aye ma'am."
[10:00:19] Lt. Jaron: "Lt. Ishida and Lurana, I can pilot the Garfish. So if either one of you wish to take out fighters, it will be fine"
[10:00:40] John: (( also, moon base will probably 'see' the fold signature and send someone to check it out. ))
[10:00:59] Lt. Ishida shakes her head "Your alpha, your sword, your job! Give em hell."
[10:02:14] Lt. Jaron gives her a narrowing look "Very well, best of luck" and heads to the bay to his veritech
[10:03:20] Sarah straps on her CVR helmet, and takes the gloves off her hands, putting them onto the control pads of the Battloid and getting ready for defold.
[10:04:02] John: (( is there a piloting roll for a fold? ))
[10:04:13] Lt. Ishida turns to John. "I'll do my best to keep your barrels pointed towards the enemy."
[10:05:00] John: "thats all I need LT"
[10:05:12] John: "Lock and load!"
[10:05:33] Sarah switches her radio on and checks it. "Ready for launch upon defold."
[10:05:40] Lt. Lurana: "Do we have any missiles on board?"
[10:06:03] GM: John does a quick tally and finds that the Fish has a full magazine
[10:06:22] Lt. Jaron soon settles into his cockpit. "Lt. Jaron ready."
[10:06:28] Sarah: (( rockin ))
[10:08:00] Fold Ops: Ma'am, where do you want us?
[10:08:01] John: "all 36 accounted for ma'am"
[10:08:34] Lt. Lurana: "Put us far enough out we can get a quick scan of the situation without being in trouble"
[10:08:36] Lt. Ishida: [1d20] => [17] = (17)
[10:09:14] Fold Ops: Roger that ma'am, FLT is spun up, course plotted, ready on your mark.
[10:09:31] Lt. Lurana: "Engage"
[10:09:53] Sarah: (( *imagines Lu giving the Picard hand motion for that and giggles* ))
[10:10:48] John: lol
[10:11:46] GM: The fold is near instantaneous, the few seconds of blurred starlines and you erupt from hyperspace. The gigantic orb of Jupiter looms ahead of you, taking up the entire background, you have defolded within the Gossamer Rings, Callisto, one of Jupiter's moons is above you and to the right, some 100,000 miles distant, at this range, you can hear a lot more com chatter and can see, far of in the distance the tiny pinpricks of explosions.
[10:12:36] Lt. Ishida: Fold transition clear! Helm responding.
[10:12:50] Comm Officer: [1d100] => [35] = (35)
[10:13:06] Comm Officer: I'm getting battle chatter ma'am. Filtering it now…
[10:14:51] Comm Transmission: Hancock, you have tangos to your port quarter! … roger that, missiles away…..Dammit were is our air support!!! we're getting ch….. …is Callisto Keyhole! We are under heavy attack, outer perimeter breached!…
[10:15:46] Lt. Lurana: "Transmit were launching support and bringing in our big guns"
[10:18:53] GM: Okay, you are 100,000 miles from Callisto, Keyhole you can see on sensors is on the far side, just passing into a dead zone based on orbit
[10:19:11] GM: roll sensors for more info please, I mean, if you want it
[10:19:45] GM: hell roll ANY skill you think might help you
[10:20:38] Lt. Lurana: (sadly I'm not on sensors i assume john has those)
[10:20:51] Lt. Lurana: "John Sensors?"
[10:21:54] GM: John is your best bet yes
[10:22:41] Sarah: (( *pokes John* ))
[10:23:34] Lt. Jaron checks his veritech sensors (sensory equip [1d100] => [20] = (20) vs 50)
[10:24:44] Sarah checks whatever sensors her own battloid has as well, hoping for /something/. ( sensors [1d100] => [67] = (67) vs 60 )
[10:24:45] GM: Sadly the Alpha's sensors are paltry and lack the 'legs' to get a good picture of the situation, however you are able to note that over Jupiter orbit are maybe, MAYBE 6 or so Ikazuchi carriers engaged with hostiles your fighter's computer tags as Unknown…
[10:25:17] GM: same for you Sarah, you mecha is just not made for long range sweeps of this magnitude
[10:25:29] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [82] = (82)
[10:25:39] Lt. Ishida: I'm getting I love lucy ma;am
[10:25:50] John: bk
[10:25:50] Sarah: (( rofl ))
[10:26:00] GM: swear to god…RSI rolls and me, like oil and water
[10:26:05] Lt. Jaron asks "Care to open the bay so I can get out and do recon"
[10:26:11] John: [1d100] => [2] = (2)
[10:26:16] Sarah: (( !!!! ))
[10:26:19] GM: John! oh JOHN!
[10:26:20] Sarah: (( holy shit ))
[10:26:33] GM: kk, gimme a minute to type this…
[10:30:01] GM: The sensor picture is such, there are 10 Ikazuchi carriers in orbit around Jupiter mixed up with some 8 or so enemy ships, you figure cruiser sized. Over Callisto, just before 'Keyhole' passes behind the moon, you are able to see the listening post, being attacked by upwards of 200 fighter sized craft, most likely launched from the cruiser sized ship further back, KHC's defense perimeters are made up of old school Ghost drones at the outer ranges with a pair of old Battle Class ships minding the store, both of those ship are just now being swarmed by the more agile fighters of the enemy, the lone enemy ship seems to only have a token CAP in the air around it.
[10:32:04] Lt. Lurana: "John set your sights for the cruiser, Comm give Jaron and Sarah orders to provide us with as much cover as possible, and also alert the station were launching a friendly Invid so they don't try and blow it out of the sky?"
[10:32:28] Lt. Ishida: [1d20] => [20] = (20)
[10:32:45] Sarah: "If we're launching for the cruiser, won't we be out of their range anyway?"
[10:33:37] Lt. Lurana: "I know that but without you two we cant take out their fighters but we can sure give that cruiser a headache
[10:33:41] Lt. Jaron: "We are just providing cover for the Garfish in case something is sneaky"
[10:33:42] Lt. Ishida slaps the cargo pod release toggle. all aboard feel the Garfish Cargo pod fall away. "Come back for you later." Suki huffs as she maneuvers the 'Fish' away from the jettisoned pod "Oh that is MUCH better." she remarks as the handling vastly improves.
[10:34:36] Lt. Lurana: "Hopefully enough of one they call their forces back and retreat or focus on us a lil more"
[10:35:01] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [21] = (21)
[10:35:14] Lt. Lurana: "Bring us unto weapon range, launch a full salvo of those Torpedoes at it (LRM= torpedo to me)
[10:35:18] Lt. Ishida: Military Tactics roll "Ma'am, I suggest an Emerson fold"
[10:35:47] Lt. Lurana: "A what? You mean that dirty tactic General Emerson did?"
[10:36:00] Lt. Ishida: Yes ma'am.
[10:36:00] Lt. Lurana: "I'm not sure were big enough for that"
[10:36:22] Lt. Lurana: (wasn't his ship a battleship?)
[10:36:32] Lt. Ishida: All we need to do is pop out behind them with our weapons on their six.
[10:36:49] Lt. Ishida: John and I can handle the rest.
[10:36:57] John: "I'm ready when you are"
[10:37:00] Lt. Lurana: "Ah all right, do it"
[10:37:23] Lt. Lurana: (i thought you were meaning that thing where general Emerson sucked most of the enemy forces to the 4th dimension lol)
[10:37:31] Fold Ops: Whooo, okay, plotting course now, if we end up stuck inside them, don't blame me…'
[10:37:34] Fold Ops: [1d100] => [63] = (63)
[10:37:41] Sarah coughs a little. "In terms of 'dirty tactics', the enemy already took the cake and ate it."
[10:38:59] GM: The fold lasts almost a half a second, if that, so fast that you actually are pushed back and then forward into your restraints. The Garfish is behind the enemy ship, but her nose is pointed 65 degrees off to it's starboard.
[10:39:47] John: Fire missiles
[10:40:39] GM: roll strike
[10:41:03] John: [1d20+3] => [12,3] = (15)
[10:41:33] John: Any bonus for the fish?
[10:41:40] GM: +4
[10:42:25] GM: Sarah and John are in space, and were taken along within the fold sphere, you are in position outside the Garfish
[10:42:30] John: 19 then
[10:43:25] Lt. Jaron: (Jaron)
[10:43:33] GM: you are loaded with High Explosive Heavy shots, 4D6x10
[10:45:18] GM: [1d20] => [18] = (18)
[10:45:33] GM: Roll damage, surprise attack
[10:45:53] Lt. Jaron radios Sarah "Prepare yourself for incoming." as he flies in fighter mode.
[10:46:00] GM: note you are 750 miles away from the enemy, your cannons have a range of 450 miles
[10:46:13] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [40] = (40)
[10:46:52] Lt. Ishida banks the Garfish hard over and points the nose right at the enemy's tailpipe and begins to close the distance.
[10:46:55] Sarah adjusts position to defend along with the Alpha, nodding a little at the message. "Watching for them…"
[10:47:27] GM: You can all see that you are facing a Haydon Fantoma Class cruiser. All but Jaron has actually SEEN one in combat before, so a lil HF roll for you Jaron
[10:47:31] Lt. Lurana: "Any idea if our message got through about our Invid friendly?" *She turns to comm"
[10:47:53] John: [4d6*10] => 170
[10:47:54] John: [4d6*10] => 130
[10:47:55] John: [4d6*10] => 120
[10:47:55] John: [4d6*10] => 230
[10:47:57] John: [4d6*10] => 130
[10:47:57] John: [4d6*10] => 140
[10:48:01] Comm Officer: Not sure ma'am, I'm trying to raise them, but we're behind the jamming now…
[10:48:41] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+2] => [11,2] = (13)
[10:49:45] GM: You lose initiative as the sight of the enemy vessel and it's almost alive hull fill you with dread…"So THIS is a Haydonite ship!"
[10:50:47] GM: The Garfish missiles trike tru, barreling past a complacent fighter screen, erupting onto the hull with little apparent effect aside from an impressive light show.
[10:51:12] GM: Sarah?
[10:51:52] Sarah watches for fighter cover, staying put to defend the Garfish and watching for any incoming enemy fighters that might be making runs for their ship.
[10:52:18] Sarah: (( we're flying defense, so actions held until fighters come ))
[10:52:40] Sarah: (( or am I mistaken? ))
[10:53:57] GM: The enemy reacts, the fighters, as one, break away and head towards you. It will take them about 10 or so seconds to cross the distance. The Garfish is heading towards the rear of the Fantom at flank speed and the Fantoma has started to turn to port.
[10:54:18] GM: Init rolls
[10:54:42] Sarah: [1d20+2] => [14,2] = (16)
[10:55:38] Lt. Ishida: [1d20] => [13] = (13)
[10:55:43] Lt. Ishida: +4
[10:56:10] John: [1d20+2] => [17,2] = (19)
[10:56:33] Lt. Lurana: [1d20+4] => [15,4] = (19)
[10:56:46] Lt. Lurana: roll for first with john?
[10:56:53] Fantoma: [1d20] => [11] = (11)
[10:56:58] Wraith: [1d20] => [19] = (19)
[10:57:20] GM: Jaron goes last this round, the Fantoma skerd him
[10:57:40] Sarah: (( heehee ))
[10:58:41] GM: The Wraith fighters have crossed the distance and are beginning to make an attack run…Lu, John and the Wraiths all make a tie breaker roll please
[10:58:46] Wraith: [1d20] => [13] = (13)
[10:59:31] GM: actually, just john and lu, the wrath have bonuses which put them over the top, they fire at the ship
[10:59:44] GM: there are 12 of them
[11:01:19] John: [1d20+2] => [20,2] = (22)
[11:01:50] Sarah: (( geez, John's lucky die roll night ))
[11:02:07] GM: okay, well, what did he do?
[11:02:09] GM: he
[11:02:30] John fires main tri-beam cannon at the enemy vessels engines
[11:03:21] GM: roll damage
[11:03:46] John: [1d20+4] => [13,4] = (17)
[11:04:20] GM: [1d20-8] => [16,-8] = (8)
[11:04:28] GM: You hit
[11:06:02] GM: roll damage
[11:09:23] John: [3d4*100] => 600
[11:09:25] GM: those stats are right out of the gold edition so
[11:09:39] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [72] = (72)
[11:11:49] GM: The Garfish speeds towards the enemy ship , Lt. Ishida brings the Garfish to within 50 miles, again, on purpose or not is unknown, adjusting for the range John lets all three barrels loose at one time. The searing energy blasts forth, hitting tur, turning the engine vents into so much slag! The Fantom, already ina port turn, continues lazily, as it begins to list.
[11:12:13] GM: tur = true
[11:13:31] Lt. Jaron radios "Nicely done"
[11:14:03] Sarah smiles as she talks into her helmet, just leaving her own radio on. "Nice shooting guys."
[11:14:15] John: "Roger that Lover Boy!"
[11:14:45] John: "just clearing the road"
[11:14:59] Lt. Lurana: "Evasive pattern don't get us in to close, let their fighters come to us:
[11:16:14] GM: The fighters as you speak blow past only able to get a pssing shot as the Garfish speeds past them.
[11:16:44] GM: [2d4*10] => 60
[11:17:08] Lt. Jaron: (what are they firing?)
[11:17:24] GM: The Garfish takes 720 MD as the blaster fire rakes the hull
[11:18:24] GM: Sarah, your turn, and then john
[11:19:29] Sarah swears as she sees the firing on the 'Fish, switching over to her missile launchers and hoping for something good as she locks onto four enemy ships, firing four SRMs at each of them.
[11:19:43] Sarah: [1d20+3] => [11,3] = (14)
[11:19:55] Sarah: (( crud ))
[11:20:15] GM: [1d20] => [7] = (7)
[11:20:16] GM: [1d20] => [11] = (11)
[11:20:17] GM: [1d20] => [1] = (1)
[11:20:17] GM: [1d20] => [4] = (4)
[11:20:21] GM: roll damage
[11:20:26] GM: for ALL missiles
[11:20:58] Sarah: [(2d6*10)*4] => 160
[11:21:06] Sarah: [(2d6*10)*4] => 160
[11:21:10] Sarah: [(2d6*10)*4] => 360
[11:21:14] Sarah: [(2d6*10)*4] => 240
[11:31:03] GM: you killed two, and pissed off the other two
[11:21:41] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [12] = (12)
[11:21:42] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [2] = (2)
[11:21:42] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [12] = (12)
[11:21:42] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [14] = (14)
[11:21:42] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [13] = (13)
[11:21:43] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [1] = (1)
[11:21:43] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [12] = (12)
[11:21:43] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [15] = (15)
[11:22:04] Sarah: (( lol, a 1. EPIC FAIL! ))
[11:22:27] Garfish Point Defense guns: That particular gun conks out, John you see that indicator flash red on your console
[11:31:50] Wraith: [1d20] => [10] = (10)
[11:31:50] Wraith: [1d20] => [11] = (11)
[11:31:51] Wraith: [1d20] => [14] = (14)
[11:31:51] Wraith: [1d20] => [11] = (11)
[11:31:51] Wraith: [1d20] => [17] = (17)
[11:31:52] Wraith: [1d20] => [9] = (9)
[11:31:52] Wraith: [1d20] => [6] = (6)
[11:31:52] Wraith: [1d20] => [10] = (10)
[11:31:53] Wraith: [1d20] => [17] = (17)
[11:31:53] Wraith: [1d20] => [19] = (19)
[11:32:15] Wraith: only two hit
[11:32:33] Garfish Point Defense guns: [2d6*10] => 100
[11:32:33] Garfish Point Defense guns: [2d6*10] => 70
[11:33:01] GM: Two wraiths are hit by the defense guns, but are still space worthy
[11:26:30] Lt. Jaron loops upward to chase the fighters and fires the similar to Sarah, 4 for 4 [1d20+2] => [17,2] = (19)
[11:27:13] GM: [1d20] => [19] = (19)
[11:27:13] GM: [1d20] => [5] = (5)
[11:27:13] GM: [1d20] => [11] = (11)
[11:27:14] GM: [1d20] => [3] = (3)
[11:28:01] GM: Having seen their brethren die horribly to…GASP missiles…these four try to fire upon the incoming rounds, only one hits however…
[11:28:03] GM: [1d100] => [20] = (20)
[11:28:16] GM: and succeeds in detonating the volley
[11:28:26] GM: roll full missile damage on the remaining three Wraiths
[11:28:59] Lt. Jaron: [2d6*10] => 100
[11:29:40] Lt. Jaron: [2d6*10] => 40
[11:29:42] Lt. Jaron: [2d6*10] => 60

[11:34:35] GM: Okay, the missiles impact their targets but the wraiths are still in the fight
[11:35:55] GM: The wraiths break and begin to return for another pass, of the 12 original fighters, 10 remain, half fire on the garfish, the other five split their attacks, three on Sarah, two on Jaron
[11:36:15] Wraith: [1d20] => [19] = (19)
[11:36:15] Wraith: [1d20] => [10] = (10)
[11:36:15] Wraith: [1d20] => [1] = (1)
[11:36:16] Wraith: [1d20] => [9] = (9)
[11:36:17] Wraith: Garfish
[11:36:19] Wraith: [1d20] => [17] = (17)
[11:36:27] Wraith: Sarah
[11:36:27] Wraith: [1d20] => [5] = (5)
[11:36:28] Wraith: [1d20] => [10] = (10)
[11:36:28] Wraith: [1d20] => [6] = (6)
[11:36:32] Wraith: Jaron
[11:36:32] Wraith: [1d20] => [19] = (19)
[11:36:33] Wraith: [1d20] => [7] = (7)
[11:37:43] Wraith: [2d6*10] => 40
[11:37:48] Lt. Jaron takes evasive action (dodge [1d20+11] => [8,11] = (19))
[11:38:24] Wraith: roll for the second wraith Jaron, the first one will hit you
[11:38:26] Wraith: [2d6*10] => 80
[11:38:29] Wraith: for 80
[11:39:08] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+11] => [11,11] = (22)
[11:39:25] GM: The second Wraith fires wide
[11:38:25] Sarah starts moving to dodge as well, trying to pull her battloid into evasive maneuvers.
[11:39:30] GM: Sarah, roll em
[11:39:31] Sarah: [1d20+8] => [10,8] = (18)
[11:39:33] Sarah: [1d20+8] => [19,8] = (27)
[11:39:34] Sarah: [1d20+8] => [14,8] = (22)
[11:39:47] GM: nimble lil minx in'it she
[11:40:02] GM: You jink out of harms way, dancing, once again, thru the blaster fire
[11:40:09] Sarah: (( *wags her skinny lil ass at the Wraiths* ))
[11:40:25] John: ooc yes, very miryiaesque
[11:25:33] Lt. Lurana: "Launch missiles again"
[11:40:39] GM: well, the wraith DID roll like shit so….
[11:41:53] GM: john your strike roll
[11:42:06] John: [1d20+4] => [5,4] = (9)
[11:42:10] Lt. Lurana: "Missiles again strike that cruiser where it hurts!
[11:42:11] GM: your cannons are on cool down, your missile tubes ping ready
[11:42:27] GM: At this range even that crap roll is good enough lol
[11:42:34] GM: roll damage
[11:43:46] John: [4d6*10] => 160
[11:43:46] John: [4d6*10] => 140
[11:43:47] John: [4d6*10] => 150
[11:43:47] John: [4d6*10] => 140
[11:43:50] John: [4d6*10] => 150
[11:43:51] John: [4d6*10] => 110
[11:44:09] Sarah: (( 850 ))
[11:45:22] GM: As the Garfish looses a second barrage of missiles the Fantoma cruiser deploys what you can only assume is it's cannons, but, with the garfish so close, and well within it's blind spot, the cannon barrels flail uselessly for an angle. The missiles impact upon the hull for minimal effect, it seems as if this will be a death by a thousand cut for the stricken Fantoma.
[11:45:46] GM: [1d100] => [82] = (82)
[11:46:46] Lt. Ishida brings the Garfish in even closer, Lurana can see the range indicator start hitting the low tripple, and are heading towards the double digits.
[11:48:07] Lt. Lurana: "Careful, don't bring us in to close remember"
[11:48:39] Lt. Ishida: Just going to give them a little nudge ma'am, let gravity do the rest."
[11:48:49] Lt. Ishida points at Callisto in the distance
[11:49:58] Lt. Ishida: By your leave of course.
[11:50:18] Lt. Ishida halts the advance of the Garfish
[11:51:33] GM: John please roll Sensors
[11:52:01] GM: you may as ell Sarah and Jaron
[11:52:16] John: "I think she wants to nudge the cruiser into Callisto base's range of fire ma'am"
[11:52:29] John: [1d100] => [80] = (80)
[11:52:55] Lt. Ishida: Actually, I was hoping to get her caught in Callisto's gravity well, but yeah, the bases defense net works just as well.
[11:53:05] Lt. Lurana: "Sounds like a good idea but don't crash us!
[11:53:37] GM: John, at this range you cannot pick up much…
[11:53:44] GM: Jaron, Sarah, RSI rolls?
[11:53:57] Sarah: [1d100] => [34] = (34)
[11:53:59] Lt. Jaron: [1d100] => [34] = (34) vs 50
[11:54:04] Sarah: (( vs 60% ))
[11:54:56] GM: Both of you notice at EXACTLY the same time, that a good 200 of the Wraith fighters that had been pummeling the Keyhole Facility break off and start to return to their mothership, they will be on you in 3 minutes.
[11:55:41] Sarah erks at the sensor readings, frowning and keying her radio. "Er… all the fighters are coming back. 3 minutes to intercept…"
[11:56:06] John: [1d100] => [7] = (7)
[11:56:17] Lt. Jaron radios "Crap, we have their attention now. What's next course of action?"
[11:56:17] GM: whats the roll for John?
[11:56:41] John: "Roger that RED, I see them."
[11:56:47] John: RSE
[11:57:00] GM: you had rolled an 80 earlier
[11:57:25] John: yea, and I rolled again after I was told they were aon there way
[11:57:30] GM: ahh kk
[11:57:38] Lt. Lurana: "Keep us covered, were gonna try to push their cruiser in so the base can take it out"
[11:58:35] Lt. Jaron replies back "Make it snappy"
[12:00:13] Sarah switches her missiles back on, locking two more fighters, firing four each at those, and firing two at the ones she already damaged earlier.
[12:00:24] GM: roll it
[12:00:27] Sarah: [1d20+3] => [6,3] = (9)
[12:00:34] Sarah: (( *sigh* ))
[12:00:36] GM: [1d20] => [15] = (15)
[12:00:36] GM: [1d20] => [7] = (7)
[12:00:37] GM: [1d20] => [10] = (10)
[12:00:37] GM: [1d20] => [4] = (4)
[12:00:43] GM: [1d100] => [70] = (70)
[12:00:43] GM: [1d100] => [1] = (1)
[12:01:05] GM: You hit three with a full spread, but one luck bastid is able to kill the volley after him
[12:01:07] GM: roll damage
[12:01:19] Sarah: (( which one is able to, one of the 2's or one of the 4's? ))
[12:01:30] GM: one of the good ones
[12:01:44] Sarah: [(2d6*10)*2] => 140
[12:01:46] Sarah: [(2d6*10)*2] => 140
[12:01:53] Sarah: [(2d6*10)*4] => 400
[12:02:07] GM: the 2's I'll double
[12:02:12] GM: so all three explode!
[12:02:26] GM: Jaron!
[12:02:26] Sarah: (( the 2's were all against fighters I'd hit before ))
[12:02:38] GM: oh, well, all three boom
[12:02:29] GM: Your turn
[12:02:31] Lt. Jaron swings back around and locks on the three fighters, they each get two missiles [1d20+4] => [6,4] = (10), he radios "Any contact from Keyhole since our arrival?"
[12:02:49] GM: [1d20] => [4] = (4)
[12:02:50] GM: [1d20] => [13] = (13)
[12:02:50] GM: [1d20] => [14] = (14)
[12:02:54] GM: [1d100] => [11] = (11)
[12:02:54] GM: [1d100] => [77] = (77)
[12:03:22] GM: roll for full damage on two targets, the third escapes unharmed, having shot down the missiles after it
[12:03:31] Comm Officer: [1d100] => [21] = (21)
[12:03:36] Comm Officer: I have them!!!!
[12:03:40] Lt. Jaron: [(2d6*10)*2] => 80
[12:03:41] Lt. Jaron: [(2d6*10)*2] => 140
[12:04:10] GM: One fighter explodes, the other careens off
[12:04:16] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [8] = (8)
[12:04:17] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [10] = (10)
[12:04:17] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [6] = (6)
[12:04:17] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [11] = (11)
[12:04:18] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [14] = (14)
[12:04:18] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [7] = (7)
[12:04:18] Garfish Point Defense guns: [1d20] => [8] = (8)
[12:04:23] Lt. Lurana: "Good, get them to support us!"
[12:04:24] Wraith: [1d20] => [6] = (6)
[12:04:25] Wraith: [1d20] => [14] = (14)
[12:04:25] Wraith: [1d20] => [16] = (16)
[12:04:26] Wraith: [1d20] => [16] = (16)
[12:04:26] Wraith: [1d20] => [6] = (6)
[12:04:27] Wraith: [1d20] => [17] = (17)
[12:04:27] Wraith: [1d20] => [2] = (2)
[12:04:48] Garfish Point Defense guns: [2d6*10] => 70
[12:04:48] Garfish Point Defense guns: [2d6*10] => 50
[12:04:50] Garfish Point Defense guns: [2d6*10] => 80
[12:05:17] GM: The defense guns blaze on clipping a few targets and causing the others to jinx about to avoid getting hit
[12:05:31] GM: john, your turn
[12:06:06] GM: main guns are still on cool down, they will be available to fire next action
[12:06:30] Lt. Jaron replies back on radio "Nice, tell them we are the only ones out here and need them to form up fast to counter"
[12:07:01] John: secondary weapon
[12:07:06] GM: missiles
[12:07:31] GM: you figure you will get this last volley away before Suki brings the ship in so close as the blast will affect you as well
[12:07:38] Lt. Jaron hopes this works and tries to calculate some odds (military tactics [1d100] => [53] = (53) vs 50)
[12:08:39] John: nevermind that. Missiles
[12:08:44] GM: kk, roll it
[12:08:49] John: [1d20+3] => [9,3] = (12)
[12:09:36] GM: damage
[12:10:31] John: [4d6*10] => 110
[12:10:36] John: [4d6*10] => 140
[12:10:38] John: [4d6*10] => 110
[12:10:40] John: [4d6*10] => 120
[12:10:41] John: [4d6*10] => 180
[12:10:42] John: [4d6*10] => 150
[12:11:24] Sarah: (( 810 ))
[12:12:45] GM: The missiles ripple over the Fantoma tearing chunks off the hull, again, with no great effect aside from a cathartic light show.
[12:10:12] Lt. Ishida: [1d100] => [9] = (9)
[12:11:42] Lt. Ishida grins with fire in her eyes and malice in her heart as she brings the Garfish into contact with the Fantoma, KISSING it oh so gently on it's battered ass. There is a slight buckling and the crew are thrown forward into their restraints, but the maneuver is complete, and the Fantoma is now on a free fall trajectory towards the great moon Callisto.
[12:13:39] GM: The Battle Class ships, have begun to advance, in the wake of the Wraiths withdrawal and the Fantoma now finds itself in an untenable position.
[12:13:57] GM: Sensor rolls please anyone and everyone
[12:14:04] Sarah: [1d100] => [54] = (54)
[12:14:10] Sarah: (( vs 60% ))
[12:14:29] Lt. Jaron: [1d100] => [68] = (68) vs 50
[12:14:39] GM: no joy Jaron
[12:14:42] John: [1d100+100] => [64,100] = (164)
[12:14:42] Lt. Lurana: (not sure i can get a sensor check lol)
[12:14:52] John: [1d100] => [75] = (75)
[12:15:05] GM: out of?
[12:15:19] Sarah blinks a little bit and frowns slightly. "It's spinning its fold drives up…."
[12:16:14] Lt. Ishida blinks and with a violent jerk kicks in full reverse thrust.
[12:16:29] Lt. Jaron flies away from the Haydonite ship
[12:16:41] GM: roll
[12:16:57] Lt. Jaron: [1d100] => [5] = (5) vs 72
[12:17:06] Lt. Jaron is Mr. Pilot.
[12:19:08] Sarah tries to fly away from the Haydonite ship as well, and move back for the Garfish quickly.
[12:19:34] Sarah: [1d100] => [94] = (94)
[12:19:41] Sarah: (( vs 98% on the RCB ))
[12:20:01] Sarah: (( lucky for me ))
[12:20:38] Lt. Jaron: (dang)
[12:22:18] GM: The Garfish shudders, cavitating in space as the forward momentum is arrested, the Garfish pulling away from the listing Fantoma, Jaron, in a dazzling display of aerobatics heels hard over, landing ion the hull of the Fish, and hunkers down, Sarah, lands hard, and in an embarrassing display of piloting, comes to a halt, nestled in between the rear maneuvering vanes.
[12:22:49] GM: john, I need a strike and damage from ya
[12:23:13] GM: [1d100] => [100] = (100)
[12:23:19] GM: lol
[12:23:28] John: [1d20] => [10] = (10)
[12:23:49] GM: lets just say, based on that roll, we don't want to be where that Haydonite ship defolds…
[12:24:08] GM: blind jumps are a bitch
[12:24:16] Sarah: (( LOL ))
[12:24:27] GM: roll damage
[12:24:43] John: [4d6*10] => 120
[12:24:44] John: [4d6*10] => 140
[12:24:45] John: [4d6*10] => 180
[12:24:47] John: [4d6*10] => 150
[12:24:48] John: [4d6*10] => 110
[12:24:51] John: [4d6*10] => 90
[12:27:21] Cutscene: On board the Haydonite task force command ship, telemetry from the "Yearning Desire" floats in a holo sphere before three robed figures. The view shifts, and zooms in on an Invid RCB atop a UEEF Garfish "Disturbing. The Addicts have united. The AWARENESS must be notified." The robed counterpart replies "It is done, what of the assault?" "
[12:28:23] Cutscene Haydonite: "Nothing is to be gained of it, it was merely an exercise, withdraw our ships, we shall move forward as per the AWARNESS' decree."
[12:30:35] GM: The Fantoma ship folds taking her Wraiths with her. You sensors show that shortly after, the rest of the Haydonite forces likewise fold out
[12:30:36] Sarah: (( heeheehee ))
[12:31:32] Lt. Jaron breathes a sigh of relief and radios "Sarah, you ok over there?"
[12:31:44] Lurana: Whew, nice work! Okay, lets get that pod picked back up and get the hell back home beofre we get in real trouble.
[12:31:56] Sarah moves her battloid off the steering vanes and heads for the hangar. "Fine. Just a little too intent on being… away from the fold."
[12:32:58] GM: The Garfish moves to pick up the pod as communications of thanks form Keyhole Callisto are forwarded to the overhead to you individual ships, and, eventually down the line, to your CO aboard the Yukikaze.
[12:33:01] Lt. Jaron hops out of his fighter and checking the minor damage to body.
[12:34:51] GM: free RP for 6 minutes and then it's a SCENE SHIFT!
[12:35:21] Sarah climbs down from her fighter and starts looking it over, scratching her head and checking for any damage from anything in the battle. Once she's satisfied it's okay, she pulls her helmet off and shakes her head out to get her hair loose. "Well, that was interesting…"
[12:35:25] Lt. Jaron soon returns to the bridge, hoping the com station is smoking
[12:35:53] Sarah heads for the bridge as well, moving back for the sensor station once she arrives.
[12:36:05] GM: Jaron enters the bridge and See's Lt. Ishida flying fine and well, her face plate up, as she maneuvers the ship to pick up the pod.
[12:36:20] Lt. Jaron comments to Sarah as they walk together "Indeed, nice fighting"
[12:36:36] Lt. Ishida: Have fun out there?" she asks, not taking her eyes form her screens
[12:37:16] Lt. Jaron smirks slightly "Yea, but you can give a guy a heart attack with that tactics of yours"
[12:37:30] Sarah smiles and shrugs. "You as well. We got it anyway…" She laughs a little at Suki and shrugs slightly.
[12:37:49] Lt. Ishida looks over her shoulder. "The plan is to give the enemy the heart attack." She winks
[12:38:20] Lt. Jaron: "I'm sure you did"
[12:38:28] GM: There is a satisfying CLUNK as the pod and Fish are reunited
[12:38:40] Lt. Ishida: Talk back is barber pole, we have capture
[12:38:52] Lt. Jaron removes his helm and takes the #2 seat.
[12:39:14] Lt. Ishida: You have it?
[12:40:03] Lt. Ishida emotions towards the control in front of Jaron
[12:40:33] Lt. Jaron: "If you insist"
[12:40:57] Lt. Ishida: Control is yours.
[12:41:03] Lt. Jaron takes the con, letting Ishida free.


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