11 Oct: While you are here, part 3

KDF and allies attack the Orion Syndicate slave operation deep in the Klingon space…

Shift Time: Sunday, Oct 4, Alpha-1

Audience: Klingon and allies

Event Type: Combat RP

Starting Point: Starship bridge

OOC: Edit notes: event was moved to new date (11 Oct).

Mission log

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Somewhere in the outer asteroid belt of Kordis system, a small strike force gathers. There are two klingon Birds of Prey, Egzo’s Hag’lhr and Sadia’s parasite craft, but now repainted and with

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - IFF codes changed into S.S. Pillager. They are followed by five nausicaan destroyers, four Scourges let by a Guramba siege destroyer “Podo’s Big Stick”, chief of the Podo clan

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: At the center of the group is Thana Vaneri, with more OSN ships and hired merchant ships in the deep space outside the system.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [C] Cynis here. Last scouting report shows no signs of any change in Syndicate activity. Both patrols are following their usual route, no KDF ships on long range sensors.

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "Ok. Our Ghosts on the ground are ready to move on our signal. We have one posing a member of the admin team who will neutralize the control centre and disable shields & defenses.

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "The mobile turrets are independent however, so we’ll still have to deal with them ourselves.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Holomap shows location of Syndicate facility deeper in the asteroid belt, surrounded by 6 defense platforms. Two patrols each consisting of 1 Dacoit flight deck cruisers and 4 Privateer class

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - frigates are slowly moving along marked patrol routes, checking on the current asteroid mining locations

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: big nausicaan in armor even more spikier than Egzo’s, scratches his beard We can either take one of them patrols, or tussle with those platforms.

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: "You handle the ships, then; we’ll take the platforms.

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "Agreed. Once our ships have lured the patrols out to you, they will rejoin the main task force in assaulting the facility.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: I’ve fought orion - uh, Syndicate - ships since our stint with Hegemony. We know how to handle 'em.

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: Lorri’s only using a few OSN support ships to serve as bait since they should be known to the patrols and deemed a high enough risk to pursue

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: nods A’ight.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [C] Where do you want me and Egzo?

[Local] Lorri@crystyll : "Once the patrols are lured out and engaged by Podo’s ships, we’ll signal the ground operatives to commence the insurrection. Once sensors confirm defenses dropping, Thana will spearhead the main

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: + force to assault the defense platforms. As soon as they’re out of the way, we’ll begin mass transit of ground support and evacuation."

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "With the asteroid field creating havoc with sensors, I’m betting that our profile will help shield the rest of you from their sensors until we’re upon them, as you’ll want shields raised through the

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: + field so that means no cloak."

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: a certain helmcat takes offense to that statement :(

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [C] We’ll be covering your flanks, then

[Team] Istar@anncarise: I just realized I should probably be Kayd and have Istar on the ground! I think that works better with other OSN ships around…

[Local] Lorri@crystyll:“Just until we breach the perimeter. Then all vessels will break formation and engage the defense platforms.”

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Especially since Kayeri Vaj is meant to work well as Thana’s pet hehe

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: can always switch if you want

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Oh I have Kayd as an NPC outfit on Istar!

Egzo@HF_Mudd nods, though he still doesn’t look happy about it.

[Team] Istar@anncarise: So don’t actually need to alt! Just squeeze the Kayeri Vaj in as one o the OSN ships

[Team] Istar@anncarise: don’t even need to retcon anything! hehe

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: hehe

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [C] Got it. Egzo, you paint them, and we light them up together.

Istar@anncarise: <C - Kayd> “You want us with the older ships drawing the patrol away, or supporting Thana?”

Lorri@crystyll looks to Kayd, shaking her head, "Kayeri should be with our main force. Going to need that forward array of yours to help carve a path for Thana through this field.

Istar@anncarise: <C - Kayd> “Gotcha. We’ll be at your side, then.”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Some time later…

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: ann, gimme a roll

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 42 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Three OSN frigates break the asteroid cover and hit one of the mining asteroids. They quickly overpower local anti-personnel PD turrets meant to keep prisoners in line and start beaming out -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - the labor force. Both Syndicate patrols immediately change their course to intercept. OSN frigates stay just enough to beam out all the prisoners, then pulverise the rest of the mobile facility

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - before heading back into asteroid field. First Syndicate patrol follows suit…

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 51 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Dacoit cruiser starts deploying the cutpurse fighters while the frigates move into diamond formation.

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 84 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] However, they fail to notice the almost spider-like form of a Gurmba siege destroyer that detaches from one of the bigger asteroids as they pass it by. Destroyer turns its back to the enemy patrol

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - but wait, that’s not its back. The Guramba’s wings start charging and then shoot beams that coalesce into a single big green beam which shoots like a massive spear right into the Dacoit’s aft, punching a

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - hole straight through the entire ship. Cruiser practically pauses for a second before it starts detonating from aft to front, spraying the frigates with debris. Four Scourge destroyers emerge in an -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - arrowhead formation from another asteroid and focus fire on a single frigate, destroying it before the others even realize what happened…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Yee-haw! Get’em bois!!

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: “Kayd. Ghosts state that the facility is attempting to contact the local KDF HQ on Cursa for assistance and the Syndicates response fleet. Can you run interference?”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Second Syndicate patrol seems to slow down, deploy fighters and there is some comm traffic between it and station. Then the patrol starts turning around and heading to the station…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: OI! We are 'ere!!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: We are butchering yer mates 'ere! What the heck?

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Podo and his ships are making quick work of the three remaining frigates that try to evade. but they are overwhelmed by the brute firepower of the nausicaan vessels.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: appears on Lorri’s holosystem They are not buyin’ it!

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: any word on that attempt to jam their comms?

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: whoever’s doing that, a roll plox

[Team] Istar@anncarise: I do can a roll!

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 21 (1-100

[Team] Istar@anncarise: I did one earlier too but I’m not sure what that was for…

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Maybe I have already rolled?

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: that was for the distraction frigate

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Ahh

[Team] Istar@anncarise: I’ll use this one for that then! Wanna save rerolls…

[Team] Istar@anncarise: heh

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: at least that roll is in line with what was emoted since then in them sending comms to recall their patrol

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Kayd’s interference takes a while to work in the asteroid environment, comms are jammed for a while, but not before message to KDF HQ was sent.

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "Podo, they are recalling the patrol to shore up facility defenses while they evacuate the mining facilities.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Well, we’ll pursue em, but they know this place better than us. And they are good at runnin’.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [C] Someone needs to slow them down before they reach the station.

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "And you are good at chasing them. We’re beginning our run as well, the ground team should have things stirred up nicely down there before long.

[Local] Istar@anncarise: <C - Kayd> "Interference is live, but it looks like they already got a message up. We need to be in and out quick.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: They are sending the fighters to slow us down!

[Local] Istar@anncarise: <C - Kayd> "We managed to block their message to the rest of the Syndicate, but looks like the one notifying the KDF got through.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [C] They’ll need at least 30 minutes to scramble any sort of response from Cursa.

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "As I said, good thing we’re already on the move then. Keep an eye on sensors for the Ghosts handiwork, once that defense grid is down we can accelerate our run.

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: lorri a roll plox

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 52 (1-100)

[Local] Istar@anncarise: <C - Kayd> "On it! Kayeri Vaj is ready to support as well.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Thana, Kayeri, Hag’lhr and Pillager move in towards the station, ready to engage the defenses…

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "We just got confirmation that defenses are down. Forward deflectors to maximum, we’re pushing through this field.

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 28 (1-100

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Thana Vaneri, being the biggest ship, pushes forward towards the Syndicate station, it’s forward deflector at max power pushing out the asteroids. There are few narrow scrapes but they make -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - good time, arriving before second enemy patrol.

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: “That’s it, we’re through. Break formation and engage the defense platforms. We’ll run blockade for the patrol while Podo’s team catch up.”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Meanwhile, Podo and his squadron have closed some distance between themselves and the second patrol, fighting off orion interceptors. However, looks like they will arrive at the station at the

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - same time…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – ROUND 1 –

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – Egzo’s action –

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: small ships will go first

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: [FX] Hag’lhr starts “painting” targets for the other ships, as discussed, by peppering them with disruptor bolts from the wingtip cannons.

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 51 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Egzo targets two of the closest defense turrets, dropping their shields to 50%

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – Kayd’s action –

Istar@anncarise | Kayeri Vaj uses its deflector to support Thana first, and channels the remaining power to a tachyon beam to drain the shields of another turret.

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 55 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Kayeri’s tachyon beams completely remove the shields from the closest two turrets.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Pillager follows the two raiders and peppers the defense turrets with disruptor fire…

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 6 (1-100)

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: i guess that’s the re-roll

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Hehe yeah

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 31 (1-100)

[Team] Istar@anncarise: better than a 6

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Disruptor bolts disable one of the turrets, leaving it spinning on its axis…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – Lorri’s action –

Lorri@crystyll | While Thana moves ready to intercept the returning patrol, both Interceptor squadrons pour out to and first focus on the turrets Kayeri Vaj de-shielded.

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 5 (1-100)

[Team] Istar@anncarise: oh no

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: …for me as well

[Team] Istar@anncarise: the dice is being mean

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 44 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Interceptors focus fire and disable the second de-shielded turret.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] The chase between the second Syndicate patrol and Podo’s squadron continues, neither side gaining any ground.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Two turrets that remain in firing range shoot at Hag’lhr and Kayeri, managing to land some shots, dropping the shields of both ships to 60%

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Last two turrets on the other side of the station activate their thrusters at full and start to reposition into firing range…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – ROUND 2 –

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – Egzo’s action –

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: [FX] Hag’lhr banks to come about and return fire at those turrets, spraying them with disruptors and a volley of torpedoes this time.

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 95 (1-100)

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Woah

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Egzo’s fire passes through shield, armor and hull of one of the two turrets remaining on this side of the station. As he does a close flyby of the station, he notices the main hangar doors are opening.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – Kayd’s action –

Istar@anncarise | Kayd attempts to scramble the targeting sensors of the incoming platforms so they fire on themselves or at least are unable to fire on them for a short period.

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 78 (1-100)

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Yes the dice are being nice again!

[Team] Istar@anncarise: …for now

[Team] Istar@anncarise: hehe

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: [C] Look like the station’s gettin’ ready to launch somethin’. Maybe fighters, comin’ out to play…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Kayd’s scramble does something indeed, to be seen soon…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Pillager turns around and fires on the last turret still remaining on this side.

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 60 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Pillager’s fire takes down the shields of the last turret.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – Lorri’s action –

Lorri@crystyll | Thana stays in range to investigate the opening hangar; firing if enemy support, or taking in if it turns out to be part of the evac

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 29 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Thana and fighters position so they can fire on whatever comes out of the hangar bay, geining a boost on their accuracy for the next round…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Two turrets appear from the other side and open fire. At first it looks like they are shooting at Pillager but they actually fire at the unshielded turret, utterly destroying it before turning -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - targeting sights and engines towards the incoming second patrol…

Istar@anncarise | Kayd smirks, “That should help things along.”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Syndicate patrol moves closer, still a bit away from the station, with Podo and his squadron in hot pursuit…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – ROUND 3 –

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – Egzo’s action –

[[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: [FX] Hag’lhr is on Thana’s wing, and first to spot the swarm of combat drones that starts to pour out of the hangar. "Drones! Lightin’ 'em up!

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 88 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Hag’lhr’s pinpoint accuracy takes down half a dozen fighter-sized drones as the hangar doors keep opening…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – Lorri’s action –

Lorri@crystyll | Thana and squadrons continue to engage at the hangar

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 28 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Thana and interceptors open fire, taking down half of the remaining drones that tried to rush out of the hangar, leaving around dozen or so who start zooming around, taking firing solutions…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – Kayd’s action –

Istar@anncarise | Kayeri Vaj moves in to intercept the incoming patrol, saving power and routing extra auxiliary power to the deflector systems

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Pillager engages the drones…

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 88 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Sadia, not wanted to be bested by Egzo, also takes down half a dozen drones…making the remaining ones easy pickings for Thana’s interceptor squadrons.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Station’s OPS area detonates, sending teams of security that tried to recapture it into cold depths of space…

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "Our ground unit has recovered the operational data "

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Kayd, flanked by two hijacked defense turrets, moves bravely to engage the Syndicate patrol…enemy ships move closer and closer…tension rises as their signatures on the tactical screen -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - approach weapons range…only for the enemy patrol to change their vector and start speeding out of the combat zone, Podo and his team in hot pursuit.

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: egzo, roll for Podo, Istar roll for syndicate (no re rolls for this)

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 54 (1-100)

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 20 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal:[FX] Unfortunately for the Syndicate, Podo and his squadron match speed and start gaining!

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 28 (1-100)

Egzo@HF_Mudd makes an ugly chuckle, watching this on his screen. “Their nerve broke. No guramba. And now…”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Syndicate ships prepare to slow down and fight off Podo but they are ambushed by OSN support ships.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [CENSORED]

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: (look at this cute lil’ targlet instead!)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: 10 minutes later, transport ships report that all prisoners are on board

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: You guys done yet? We receivin’ the message from KDF HQ, they’re sending reinforcements, ETA 25 minutes.

Istar@anncarise <C - Kayd> “Looks like we got everyone.”

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: “Yep. Time to get our freshly liberated population home and safe.”

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: “We have the ops data as well.”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [C] What about the station?

Istar@anncarise: | And that’s when the scuttling charges go off.

Istar@anncarise looks entirely too smug. [C] “What station?”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: [FX] Squadron moves out of the asteroid field in closeup, as the station finishes exploding behind them, cue the epic music

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – SCENE END –

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