2 Jun: The Bastion, part 2

KDF and allies recover the personal logs of the late Khemak Ghib without much hassle, but keeping them is proving to be a real challenge...


When: Sunday, Jun 2, Beta -1

Audience: Klingon and allies

Event type: Bridge RP

Starting point: Starship bridge
Spoiler: Mission logShow
[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Last time, our merry group has established contact with Bastion, neutral prison facility within Ventraxian space, in order to secure the release of Khemak Ghin, former NCR agent who might have -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - vital information regarding the location of old cardassian weapon research facility.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Unfortunately, Bastion informed the group that Khemak Ghib died couple of months ago and transferred over his personal logs.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> However, as soon as they received the data, the group was ambushed by Hiorgen squadron masked as asteroids. After peppering the area with tetryon mines, four hirogen escorts move in to engage...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- And now the continuation --

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Status check: Hag'lhr did some evading and took only minor shield damage from the mines, but failed to get into good position to attack incoming escorts. Thana Vaneri turned to port side and -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - cleared some of the incoming mines but took the brunt of the rest of the mines in front of it,, it's port shields dropping to 40%. IKS Barut used evasive manuevers and hid behind Thana, preparing -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - the counterattack.

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise FX | A fifth ship warps in some distance behind the Hirogen escorts. Initial scans ID it as a Dronagzi vessel, one of many small factions in the Zenas Expanse.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- INTERCEPTION ROUND --

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise | Its transponder comes online shortly after it appears, giving it a Ferengi registry: FMS Premium.

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: Huh, been a while since I thought about them...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- ROUND 2 --

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Egzo's action --

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: don't forget folks, talking is a free action and you can do it even if it's not your turn

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: if situation is not clear to you, ask here for clarification

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: You getting this folks? Or are my sensors malfunctioning again?

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <C> Nah, I see it. Wonder what they're doin' here.

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: | <FX> Hag'lhr's helmcat, still executing his captain's last order, stays evasive while trying to get a good firing angle on one of those escorts.

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 32 (1-100)

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: mehhhhhh

[Team] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: See you don't have to worry about getting Egzo's ship blown up

[Team] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: He can do that himself!

[Team] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: Hehe

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Hag'lhr is forced to keep running away from leftover mines, and manages to take out some of them with the aft cannon turret. No luck on getting the firing solution on hirogen ships though.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Nesha's action --

Nesha t'Merek@thesophist directs aux power to the aft shields.

[Emotes] Nesha t'Merek@thesophist: rolls 25 (1-100)

[Team] Nesha t'Merek@thesophist: Ouch

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: this is not that bad, as I count you having a good tech skills

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Nesha directs auxiliary power to aft shields, and they are partially restored from 60 to 80%.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Lorri's action --

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: you don't need to always roll high to succeed, it simply provides better results

Lorri@crystyll FX | Thana rolls over, turning it's weakened portside shield away from further abuse and bringing it's starboard cannons to bear. Which blare at everything not friendly as soon as they come around

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 68 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Thana indeed rolls over, quite fast for her side, and her cannons wipe out the rest of the minefield in her vicinity. Her interceptors engage the two nearest hirogen escorts but don't manage -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - do any significant damage, slowing the enemy ships a little in the process.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- T'vek's action --

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise FX | The Premium dashes at one of the Hirogen escorts engaged by the Thana, unloading a barrage of polaron cannon fire on its flank and trying to drive it out of formation.

[Emotes] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: rolls 88 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> FMS Premium rushes in and hits one of the Hirogen escorts hard, taking down their shields completely!

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise | Premium hails the ZP task force.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> IKS Barut cloaks as it leaves the protective cover of the Thana Vaneri...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Two of the Hirogen escorts rush towards Hag'lhr, trying to disable it with concentrated fire. R'rit deftly evades fire from one of the escorts, but second escort's teytrion cannons hit it's aft-

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - shield, dropping it's power down to 40%.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Damaged hirogen ship emits a burst of energy that scrambles the sensors of the orion interceptors that are plaguing it and keeps bearing down on the Thana Vaneri, taking a weapon lock...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Last escort (one with it's shields fully down) boosts it's SIF fields and does an 180̊ turn, firing it's guns at the Premium, dropping Premiums front shields to 50%!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- ROUND 3 --

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Egzo's action --

[Team] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: Don't forget to take my hail!

[Team] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: hehe

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: talking is a free action :) and I'm busy writing descriptions :)

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: where is it? scanning back but can't for the life of me see any comm since Egzo's one

[Team] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise | Premium hails the ZP task force.

[Team] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: Was that one!

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: she opened comms, so she expects someone greeting?

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: i get the want, just couldn't see the post

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: think because i was looking for a <C> heh

[Team] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: Ahhh sorry!

[Team] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: I was debating whether to start with a <C> Or a hail hehe

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: <C> "FMS Premium this is the Thana Vaneri. You appear to have impeccible timing, thank you for stepping in

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise appears on holo. <C> "Thought you could use a hand."

[Tell] Sadia@gulremal: your action :)

Egzo@HF_Mudd <C> Won't say no.

[Local] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: <C> "Hirogen ships hunting you all the way out here in the Alpha Quadrant? Who did you cross?"

Lorri@crystyll perks a brow

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: <C> She appears to know you well...

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <C> Uh, just some Alpha. Killed his Beta, you know how it goes.

[Local] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: <C> "I see."

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <FX> Hag'lhr, again, tries to flank one of the Hirogen hunter ships and light it up with disruptors.

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

[Team] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: Oh wow

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: Well.

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise On the Thana bridge | Magren Salaa: "Tabadi, that ship happened to be conveniently close enough to the Thana to assist during the Branded Lady's hijacking attempt too. It could just be a -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <R'rit> Hold on to something! *turns to rest of the crew on Egzo's bridge* Trust me, I know what I'm doing.

[Local] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: - coincidence, but..."

Egzo@HF_Mudd looks dubious, but his helmcat has earned his trust, so...

Lorri@crystyll gives the Magran a curious glance, nodding quietly to the info. A suspcious sideways glance towards holo-TV follows

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> R'rit cuts the main engines for a second and hits the lateral thrusters in a way that makes it look like Hag'lhr lost control. Hirogen escorts pass it by and then R'rit hits the main engines -

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise is either oblivious to Lorri's suspicion, or her Vulcan discipline masks any sign of awareness to it, simply seeming to concentrate on the battle at hand.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - again, perfectly lining behind one of the escorts. A line of rapid fire disruptor bolts rips the escorts aft shield open, followed by a high yield photon torpedo that blows up half of the escort, -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - sending the front half spining wildly through space...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Nesha's action --

Nesha t'Merek@thesophist continues working on recharging the aft shields.

[Emotes] Nesha t'Merek@thesophist: rolls 76 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Nesha keeps working diligently on repowering aft shields, increasing the efficiency of power transfer, and brings the aft shields power back to 90%!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Lorri's action --

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: Aw, c'mon. A 25 got them from 60 to 80, I'd say a 76 fully restores them. That was a good roll from Nesha.

Lorri@crystyll FX | Thana shunts auxiliary power to the facing shields in an attempt to take the impending hit as it's size won't allow for effective evasive at this range

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 7 (1-100)

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: ...

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: that'll be today's reroll then

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 71 (1-100)

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: there's only so much power you can shunt around with single action

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Thana's OPS boosts the power levels of the starboard shields temporary to 120% and reinforces the SIF fields if anything does manage to break through.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> One interceptor squadron buzzes around trying to regain their sensors, while second moves away from the shieldless escort in order to intercept incoming fire...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- T'vek's action --

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise surprisingly gives up the opportunity to launch a particle emission plasma torpedo at the unshielded escort. Instead, now that it has the Hirogen's attention, the Premium pulls away, turning to -

[Local] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: - the undamaged escort gunning for the Thana and unleashing another volley of cannon fire upon that Hirogen ship.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> FMS Premium ignores the damaged escort and fires at the escort attacking Thana, dropping their aft shields down to 25%.

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

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Damaged escort moves in to attack the FMS Premium from behind, but a bird of prey shimmers to existence at hirogen's own tail and spray him with disruptor bolts and three photon torpedoes. With -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - no shields to protect it, disruptor bolts melt hirogen's armor plating and torpedoes hit exposed hull, reaching the warp core and blowing the ship up.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Gotcha!

[Local] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: <C> "Thank you for the assistance."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> A short comm burst comes from one of the Hirogen ships, as both vessels speed up past and around Thana Vaneri, dropping two clusters of tetryon mines. One of the ships sends a long range comm -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - transmission somewhere inside Ventraxian space...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Mines immediately activate and move towards Thana's hull weakened shield facing - an obvious ploy to buy hirogen time to escape...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- ROUND 4 --

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Egzo's action --

Egzo@HF_Mudd whoops in trumph. "Great shot! Do it again."

Egzo@HF_Mudd shrugs to the brief collective look of "really, boss?"

Egzo@HF_Mudd points to the escort with weak aft shields, trying to get away. "Chase 'im down."

Egzo@HF_Mudd | <FX> Hag'lhr turns to pursue the new target, trying to "do it again."

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 27 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Hag'lhr follows the escort, evades the mines and opens fire at the hirogen escort with damaged aft shields.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Only a couple of shots hit the mark, but enough to drop the shields down...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Nesha's action --

Nesha t'Merek@thesophist gives extra power to impulse engines to help close the distance to the fleeing escort.

[Emotes] Nesha t'Merek@thesophist: rolls 71 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Nesha's boosts the engines, giving Hag'lhr and hefty speed boost, and quickly closing the distance to the enemy...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Lorri's action --

Lorri@crystyll FX | Thana's cannons all switch to close range suppressing fire as it attempts to clear the mini-minefield pooped all around it

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 59 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Thana's PD and interceptors fully clear one of the mine clusters heading her way.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- T'Vek's action --

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise FX | The Premium ignores the fleeing Hirogen, instead trying to reinforce Thana's weakened shield with a deflector beam so it can withstand any incoming mines.

[Emotes] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: rolls 79 (1-100)

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise probably sacrifices some of her own shield power to do so, but seems content with that.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> The Premium's main deflector engages a shield power transfer - reinforcing Thana's weak port shield by 50% to 90%.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> IKS Barut closes in, firing at the second mine cluster with a scatter volley of disruptor bolts...

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

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Barut's shots take down a third of the mines, weakening the damage potential.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Remaining mines slam into Thana's port shields but they do only minor damage, dropping the shields to 60%...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Undamaged hirogen escort uses the situation of not being targeted and speed up, jumping into warp.

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise | The Premium scans the Thana and seemingly content with its undamaged state, backs away slightly, though it still remains by the larger ship's side instead of trying to give chase to the Hirogen.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Hirogen escort pursued by Hag'lhr does the Hirogen signature move of 180 degree turn while keeping the forward momentum, firing all it's got...

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: ouchies...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Hungry for kills and sure the enemy will simply run, Hag'lhr is caught by surprise as tetryon cannons rip at its front shields. If it was not for R'rit crazy reflexes and Nesha's engine-

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - boost, incoming quantum torpedoes would not just scratch the exposed hull and detonate behind the speeding ship.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- ROUND 5 --

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: to explain: enemy practically critted, but all the buffs saved hag'lhr from being disabled on spot

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Egzo's action --

Egzo@HF_Mudd is cursing a blue streak as Hag'lhr breaks off pursuit, letting the Hirogen go - this time.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Nesha's action --

Nesha t'Merek@thesophist collects incoming damage reports.

Nesha t'Merek@thesophist frantically tries to get forward shields back online.

[Emotes] Nesha t'Merek@thesophist: rolls 49 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Nesha manages to persuade single remaining front shield emitter to cooperate, and front shields back online at 30%.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Lorri's action --

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: what's the current state of the field?

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: unamaged escort has jumped into warp, one with aft shields down did a 180 degree turn while keeping it's escape momentum and forced hag'lhr to break pursuit, and is still facing his front shields to

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: - the group

Lorri@crystyll FX | Thana's remaining Interceptors in the air move to intercept the remaining escort. Thana itself slowly turning that way (though presumably out of range to intercept as well)

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 42 (1-100)

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: ty!

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: also, that move comes from this: https://sto.gamepedia.com/Ability:_Enhanced_Inertial_Damper_Field

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Interceptors rush towards the fleeing escort and open fire, dropping the escorts front shields to 70%.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- T'Vek's action --

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: ugh, so much about me going to sleep early...ah well

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise | The Premium performs a series of scans, including tachyon and interphasic scans to ensure the area is clear first before advancing.

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: only got about 20mins myself before heading off

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: It's okay, combat takes forever and we've all got other things we need/want to do.

[Emotes] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: rolls 28 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Premium detects no anomalies or hidden traps...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Target the last enemy ship, fire at will!

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 82 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Barut closes in but still fires from distance, it's disruptor bolts dropping the enemy shield down to 20%.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> The last enemy ship does another 180 degree turn, again facing fully forward, and jumps to warp...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: And you'd better never come back, asshole!

Egzo@HF_Mudd is STILL cursing continuously over the comms. Never mind that his ship is /mostly/ intact, he's got some things to say after getting suckered in and nearly made dead (none of them complimentary to the Hirogen that just escaped).

[Local] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: <C> "The area appears to be all clear."

T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise | Premium remains near the Thana for the moment.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: For now, yes...but those guys sent some kinda comms before they turned tails and ran, so we can expect them to come back with reinforcements.

[Local] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: <C> "I would not advise remaining here, then."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Egzo, you done swearin?

Egzo@HF_Mudd stops short, and finally answers with a huffy defensive "Yeah! For now!"

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Remember that abandoned refinery to galactic south where you guys met that ferengi black market merch? We could use that place to regroup and see if that dead spoonhead left some clues...

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "sounds like a sensible plan at this time"

Egzo@HF_Mudd muttergrumbles something vaguely affirmative.

[Local] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: <C> "Interesting choice of location. I will accompany you for the moment, in case the Hirogen return."

[Local] T'Vek of Vulcan@anncarise: <C> "I am heading in roughly the same direction anyways, and it would be safer in numbers."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: All, sending you the coordinates, let's get outta here.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- SCENE END --
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