17 Oct: Old allies, old feuds - part 2

Task force Hurq Mevik and allies help protect a shipyard of House Sorzal from a mercenary strike force…

Shift Time: Sunday, Oct 17, Alpha -1

Audience: KDF and allies

Event Type: Combat RP

Starting Point: Starship bridge

GM: @gulremal

Mission log

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> The squadron is some 8 hours away from Udran system, acting as a forward scouting group for the task force led by Lagos, head of House Woldan. The deployment was hurried after Lagos lost contact with Kunang shipyard, run by House Sorzal. The travel at high warp was uneventful up until this point…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Shlaak: We’ve got a weak messsage on emergency KDF channel.

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: “On screen.”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Video and sound are garbled at first, until Shlaak “compensates” and is shown a grainy image of a young klingon male in the pilot seat of small KDF vessel. Damage to the vessel is evident as sparks flicker from the bulkheads in the background, and the air is smoky from recently snuffed out fires.

[Local] B’Atar@anncarise: “Who’s this?”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <C-Klingon> This is lieutenant Mayag, second officer of Kunang shipyards. I am requesting assistance of anyone allied to house Sorzal. I am being harried by lethean pirate ships and I will not last long. Know that the Kunang shipyards are in dire si- message breaks up

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Shlaak: Thatsss all we’ve got, captain.

[Local] B’Atar@anncarise: “Looks like the Letheans beat us there.”

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: “Looks like.”

[Local] Aestae Vali@crystyll: “Got 6 on sensors. One Klingon, and 5 unknowns”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Did it look like he was on a shuttle?

[Local] B’Atar@anncarise: “Looked small, as in smaller than a bird of prey. Can’t be much larger than a shuttle, whatever he was flying.”

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: “Maybe a fighter.”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: 5 bogies? Well he won’t last long unless we intervene."

[Local] B’Atar@anncarise: “Seemed like a Toron to me. Whatever it is, he’s not gonna hold out well with it. Time to even out the odds a little.”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Can we reach them in time? looks at Egzo I’m ready to intercept if you guys are.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Rritt: ETA two and a half minutes at max warp, boss.

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: “If he can stay alive that long. If not, he goes to Sto-vo-kor and we avenge him.”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: All right, moving in! I do advise someone stays under cloak and beams him from that soon-to-be wreck at the first opportunity.

B’Atar@anncarise looks to Egzo, “You wanna get him, or should I?”

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: “You handle it. We’ll make the big booms.”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> As squadron moves in their sensors get a clearer picture - toron shuttle is evading the clusters disruptor beam fire from the strange looking ships…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Lethean Nemosin Pilot Escort - Official Star Trek Online Wiki

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> As they jump out of warp and move in to engage the lethean vessels, one of the lethean ships finally hits the shuttle, blowing up one if it’s wings and sending it off it’s course. Rest of the attackers acknowldge the new arrivals and turn to engage Egzo and rest of the squadron.

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: These Lethean ships remind me of the SWTOR trooper ship.

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: But like a sleeker version

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: my first reaction was “oh look, STO got B-wings”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – ROUND 1 –

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – B’atar’s action –

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: Haha yeah!

B’Atar@anncarise goes in under cloak, evading the Lethean ships to rescue the Lieutenant and anyone else on the Toron.

[Emotes] B’Atar@anncarise: rolls 31 (1-100)

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: 31 should be a critical hit where a Section 31 ship shows up and randomly destroys your enemy, Mysterious Stranger style

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: hehe

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> San’leth manages to get past the lethean ships undetected, but fails to get the transporter lock on Lt. Mayaq, for now.

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

Egzo@HF_Mudd | <FX> Hag’lhr’s wings swing down from warpflight to combat position, and start spraying disruptor bolts as soon as the Lethean ships are in range.

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 66 (1-100)

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: and yeah B wings are sleeker and look closer to the Lethean ships!

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: I just went to the trooper ship because I’m more familiar with SWTOR stuff hehe

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Hag’lhr’s fire does a number on the forward shields of the lead lethean ship, dropping them down to 30%, but the enemy maintains attack formation.

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

Aestae Vali@crystyll | Moves in behind Hag’Ihr focusing on the support to break up their formation.

[Emotes] Aestae Vali@crystyll: rolls 55 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Morakos’ fire drops the forward shields and scores a hit on ship’s largest wing, forcing the pilot to break attack formation. Other 3 ships that went after Egzo and friends quickly reposition, maintaining the attack formation.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Fire at the next vessel in line, we need to keep them occupied!

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 13 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Barut’s fire mostly misses the enemy in formation, rest are only shield glancing shots.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Damaged lethean ship reinforces the SIF field at the damaged wing area and redistributes shield as it does a wide arc, planning to rejoin the fight.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Trio of lethean ships in formation returns fire, spraying the Hag’lhr, Morakos and Barut with hails of disruptor beams. Many of these find their targets unfortunately. Hag’lhr’s front shields are down, while Morakos and Barut’s front shield drop to 20%, barely holding up.

Egzo@HF_Mudd mutters as R’ritt puts the ship through some evasive maneuvers, “Well, we got their attention…”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Last lethean ship turns around to make another pass at the damaged shuttle. Its beams would rip the poor vessel apart, but shuttle pilot makes a daring move by venting the shuttle’s atmosphere and moving the vessel out of the line of fire in the last second!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – ROUND 2 –

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – B’atar’s action –

B’Atar@anncarise continues trying to beam out the occupants of the shuttle.

[Emotes] B’Atar@anncarise: rolls 46 (1-100)

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: Getting better…hehe

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: now /that/ is a Klingon with guramba.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> There is a bit of chaos in the San’leth’s transporter room as the officer on duty simply made “sod this i’m beaming entire pilot’s compartment” move.

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: hahaha

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Front part of the shuttle collapses immediately afterwards, however security officer on scene, with a lot of swearing, does confirm you’ve got the pilot in one piece, even alive.

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

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: That sounds like a lot of clean-up…

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: | <FX> Hag’lhr is full evasive, peppering the letheans with shots from the aft turrets to try to keep them interested while the forward shields come back up

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 61 (1-100)

[Local] B’Atar@anncarise: “San’leth’s been through worse! Least we can finally join the fun now!”

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Shlaak: Transssfering shield power…forward ssshields back to 40% percent!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Turret fire does little to no damage, but front shields are partially back.

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

Aestae Vali@crystyll | Tries to evade and counter.

[Emotes] Aestae Vali@crystyll: rolls 2 (1-100)

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: Oh no

[Team] Aestae Vali@crystyll: bugger

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: Thaaat’s probably a reroll hehe

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: rerolls inc

[Team] Aestae Vali@crystyll: yup

[Emotes] Aestae Vali@crystyll: rolls 90 (1-100)

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: Woah

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: Good reroll!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Morakos moves through the enemy formation, literally scraping the shields of one of the leathean ships while dropping the photon mines right into their face. Mines destroy enemy ship’s shields and separate the main part of the ship from it’s main wing…leaving it helpless in space.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Barut makes a sharp turn and engages the first lethean ship that is trying to get back into the fight.

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 49 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Barut’s fire drops the weakened front shields to the point of buckling, but they still barely hold.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> First lethean ship returns the courtesy, burning the remaining Barut’s front shield and scoring a hit on Barut’s left wing.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Two lethean ships that remain in attack formation focus on Hag’lhr. The evasive action allows the Hag’lhr to evade most of the damage, but some beams still hit, causing the aft shields to collapse this time.

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: I just realized this is basically a glass cannon vs glass cannon fight.

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: We’re all in smaller ships that can punch hard.

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: Yup.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> The last lethean ship finally destroys the now empty Toron shuttle, and scans for hostiles, aware of some kind of foul play. However, they detect nothing save ships that are already in combat.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – ROUND 3 –

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: If we’ve got the guy, I suggest we fall back and regroup! We got what we wanted!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – B’Atar’s action –

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: Bara is definitely not saying this because her ship will soon turn into swiss cheese, no way :p

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: hehe

[Local] B’Atar@anncarise: “We’ll cover you, San’leth’s still undamaged!”

B’Atar@anncarise decloaks next to the ship whose shields are mostly taken out by the Barut, flanking it with all weapons firing.

[Emotes] B’Atar@anncarise: rolls 49 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> San’leth takes the lethean escort off guard, completely burning down their shields and scoring direct hit at the main hull, which causes energy surges and shuts down enemy weapon systems!

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

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: tally: two unharmed escorts on egzo, one still out of main combat, and the one on Barut is without shields and weapon

Egzo@HF_Mudd | <FX> Hag’lhr, under the guns of their pursuers… fades from sight, vanishing into the blackness

[Tell] Sadia@gulremal: gimme a roll plox, it’s very unhealthy to cloak under fire

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 74 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Hag’lhr cloaks while enemy fire impotently tries to score a lucky hit on shieldless vessel.

[Tell] To Sadia@gulremal: Not if you’ve got a good helmcat, apparently. ;)

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

Aestae Vali@crystyll | Sweeps across the two dumbfounded pursuers now at a loose end with disruptor fire

[Emotes] Aestae Vali@crystyll: rolls 10 (1-100)

[Team] Aestae Vali@crystyll: oh well, better to suck now than on the evasive

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: Yeah…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Two escorts evade most of the Morakos’ fire, taking only some glancing shots on the shields.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Thanks for the assist, B’Atar, I owe you a drink or two

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Similarly to Hag’lhr, Barut cloaks, but without danger as their enemy have no working weapons…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Lethean escort without shields and weapons speeds up on the evasive as they try to leave the combat.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> The two escorts that were chasing Egzo split up for the flanking move against Morakos. Unfortunately their plan was read by Morakos pilot that executes a wild turn, evading most of the fire. Couple of hits that pass through do damage the aft shields, dropping them to 70%.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Lethean escort that destroyed the shuttle rushes at San’leth, it’s fire dropping the San’leth’s aft shields to 50%.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – ROUND 4 –

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – B’Atar’s action –

B’Atar@anncarise | San’leth tries to throw off the escort in pursuit with some fancy maneuvering and go in to cover the Morakos.

[Emotes] B’Atar@anncarise: rolls 14 (1-100)

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: Gonna risk a reroll…

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: Watch it be 1 hehe

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: just curse yourself, suuure

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: I’m always worried when I reroll something above 10 haha

[Emotes] B’Atar@anncarise: rolls 20 (1-100)

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: Well it’s better…

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: Barely but it’s not a 1

[Team] B’Atar@anncarise: haha

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> San’leth fails to throw off the escort chasing it, but manages to get the attention of one of the escorts attacking Morakos, dropping their aft shields to 80%.

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

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <C> We fightin’ or runnin’?

[Local] B’Atar@anncarise: <C> San’leth’s up for more, but we’ll cover you if we’re pulling back to regroup

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: You’re the boss, I’d rather tail outta here but we still have folks engaged!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Don’t these maniacs see already that we have entire task force incoming?

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Rritt: Do they really think they can take us out before help arrives?

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <C> Not if we ain’t around t’ fight. All ships, break off.

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <C> B’atar, you get that Toron pilot?

[Local] B’Atar@anncarise: <C> We have him, breaking off now!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Got it. Barut breaking off and heading to regroup position!

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: b’atar and aestae, gimme piloting rolls plox

[Emotes] Aestae Vali@crystyll: rolls 62 (1-100)

[Emotes] B’Atar@anncarise: rolls 94 (1-100)

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: as you still have to disengage the combat

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Morakos evades the pursuit fire and clears the combat zone. San’leth, on the other hand, burns the aft shields and engines of its target as a parting gift before turning around and cloaking.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> One lethean escort helps the engine-less ally by stabilizing them with a tractor beam. Two remaining undamaged ships start chasing Morakos, but they soon abandon this prospect as incoming Woldan force appears on their long range sensors. All lethean ships regroup and warp out towards Udran system, as Egzo and the team regroup with Lagos and his ships…

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: – SCENE END –

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