21 Jun: The Barrows, part 3

The Orion Space Navy and KDF away team meet up with the survivors of the OSN excavation team, and help them retrieve the processors of the robotic guardians that patrol the ruin. However, their hideout is discovered and the guardians are moving in for an attack. Time is running out...


When: Sunday, Jun 21, Alpha-1

Audience: Klingon and allies

Event type: Social RP, ground combat

Starting point: Starship bridge

OOC point of contact: @anncarise
Spoiler: Mission logShow

Istar@anncarise | Tavi: "Some cultures bury their dead, others cremate them, or mummify them. These aliens? They resurrected them."

[Local] Istar@anncarise: | Sesunna: "If you can get me that processor chip, I can narrow down whatever's making the skeletons go berserk a lot faster. Hopefully before they find us."

[Local] Istar@anncarise: | The crawler squirms under Egzo's boot, but he manages to pin it long enough to hack off its skull, causing the rest of its body to go limp.

[Local] Istar@anncarise: | Egzo@HF_Mudd sets the sample bag on the table. "Got our chip and a spare, just in case. Like they say, two heads're better'n one?"

[Local] Istar@anncarise: | Sesunna: "Tabadi, we have a problem..."

[Local] Istar@anncarise: | Lorri@crystyll looks over, "Oh?"

[Local] Istar@anncarise: | Sesunna: "They know where we are."

Istar@anncarise | AND NOW THE CONTINUATION...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Great. How much time do we have?

Istar@anncarise | Sesunna: "Hard to say. I don't know where their current positions are. Probably a few minutes, a little more if we're lucky."

Istar@anncarise | Mazze: "Time to move?"

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: I agree. We leave now. But where to?

Istar@anncarise | Sesunna shakes her head, "We can't. Hooking up the processor chip is what alerted them. If we do it again elsewhere, they'll just find us again. And we won't have time to pack up all our -

[Local] Istar@anncarise: - equipment that we've set up here. Buy me as much time as you can, and I'll shut them down. We might not get another chance if we go on the run."

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: "So we make a stand."

Istar@anncarise | Mazze nods, "We've set up a defensible position here. Let's make use of it. I'll call all my men back."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: I guess we don't have much choice. Time to test their gun, at least.

Istar@anncarise | Mazze steps off and taps his communicator, speaking for a few moments before turning back to the group, "This way."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *Bara checks her supply of photon grenades, and familiarizes herself with a new gun's functions*

Istar@anncarise | The large Orion male leads them over to where the two makeshift disruptor turrets have been set up, "We make our stand here. Once all my people are back, we'll seal the outer doors. Hopefully -

[Local] Istar@anncarise: - that'll delay them for a little bit."

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: "Maybe, but don't count on it."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Any other possible entry points they could use, like any kind of ventilation shafts?

Istar@anncarise | Mazze shakes his head, "We've checked the whole area. This is a bottleneck point."

Istar@anncarise | Mazze: Just past this hall we're guarding, there's three different paths, which'll make it easier to evacuate if we needed. But to get into the actual camp, this is it."

Istar@anncarise | Two Orion males run back through the hallway and behind the turrets.

Istar@anncarise | Mazze: "Just the other party now..."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: At least some good news. Ah, here they come...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *Bara moves into cover and takes aim*

Istar@anncarise takes position and readies her pistols as well.

Lorri@crystyll stands ready with the others

Istar@anncarise | Two figures appear in the distance...

Egzo@HF_Mudd sights in on them, just in case they're not friendlies, even though they're well out of range of his decksweeper.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *Bara takes aim, checking with her combat tricorder that's attached to the gun if the incoming are alive or machines*

Istar@anncarise | As the five Orions in the room also aim their rifles, a voice calls down, "Don't shoot! It's us!"

Istar@anncarise | An Orion male and female in OSN Ukto armour rushes into the room.

Istar@anncarise | Male Ukto: "They're right behind us!"

Istar@anncarise | Female Ukto: "Seal the doors!"

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: *to Mazze* Any more patrols you are expecting?

Istar@anncarise | Mazze shakes his head and rushes up to a control panel, hitting it and causing the door at the far side of the hallway to slam shut.

Istar@anncarise | As he makes his way back towards the defenders however, the doors slide open behind him as a Tomb Guardian opens fire with a minigun, catching him in the back!

[Local] Istar@anncarise: "Delbaj!"

Istar@anncarise tries to go to his aid, but the volley of minigun bolts forces her back into cover.

Istar@anncarise - ROUND ONE -

Istar@anncarise - BARA'S TURN -

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Yup Egzo was right about the doors hehe

[Team] Istar@anncarise: as he learned last time when they overrode it!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *Bara aims with her gun at the head of the Tomb Guardian with the minigun and opens fire*

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 62 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | The shots hit the Tomb Guardian's head, depleting its shields but failing to score a critical hit as it continues firing.

Istar@anncarise | Two smaller, less armoured skeletons with wrist-attached energy weapons step beside him, firing in sync and sending an almost unending barrage down the hall.

Istar@anncarise - EGZO'S TURN -

Egzo@HF_Mudd blasts away with his disruptor, not aiming at anything in particular. Pulsewave, you know.

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 68 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | The blast causes the large guardian to stumble back, leaving a visible scorch mark on its chest plating while one of the skeletons on the side crumples from the hit.

Istar@anncarise - LORRI'S TURN -

Lorri@crystyll aims boldly for a killshot on the stumbled guardian

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 86 (1-100)

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: 86'd :)

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Yay!

Istar@anncarise | Lorri gets her killshot! The bolt tears through the skull of the guardian, frying its processor chip and causing it to drop lifelessly.

Istar@anncarise - ISTAR'S TURN -

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 52 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise peers out from cover now that only one enemy is firing and takes out the last skeleton with shots from both her pistols. Before she can rush out to help the injured Delbaj however, a group of -

Istar@anncarise - eight skeletons charges down the hall.

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 33 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | Mazze rolls to the side of the hallway to get as far out of the way as he can, while the Orion Uktos fire, taking out three of the skeletons and hitting one in the legs, causing it to crawl.

Istar@anncarise | Two tomb guardians with rifles appear behind the charging group, and once again the group find enemies firing at them.

Istar@anncarise - ROUND TWO -

Istar@anncarise - BARA'S TURN -

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Survival time!

[Team] Istar@anncarise: hehe

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Currently 4 chargers, one crawler and 2 rifle-guardians

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Watch out! *primes and throws a photon grenade in the guardian crowd*

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 21 (1-100)

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: hmmmm, to re-roll or not to re-roll

[Team] Istar@anncarise: your call!

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: will reroll

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 53 (1-100)

[Team] Istar@anncarise: If anyone rolls 1 while throwing a grenade...it bounces off the wall and hits you

[Team] Istar@anncarise: (literally what happens to me in any game where grenades have physics)

Istar@anncarise | The two guardians step back from the blast, but only one makes it far enough to take minimal shield damage, while the other loses almost all its shields. The move forces both to stop firing, -

Istar@anncarise - giving an opening for everyone else.

Istar@anncarise - EGZO'S TURN -

Egzo@HF_Mudd follows up with More Blam.

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 87 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | Egzo takes out all three charging skeletons!

Istar@anncarise - LORRI'S TURN -

Lorri@crystyll focuses on the next closest target

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

Istar@anncarise | Lorri takes out the crawler making its way towards the injured Delbaj Mazze.

Istar@anncarise - ISTAR'S TURN -

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 37 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise opens fire on the guardians, but manage to do little except drain the shields of the second shielded one some more.

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 87 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | The Orion Ukto's have more luck, their shots taking down the one that Bara's grenade had drained the shields of.

Istar@anncarise | A mechanical sound echos from somewhere ahead, and the uktos give each other nervous glances, as if they recognize the noise...

Istar@anncarise | Meanwhile, another wave of six charging skeletons rush past the still standing guardian.

Istar@anncarise - ROUND THREE -

[Team] Istar@anncarise: 1 guardian and 6 chargers this time!

Istar@anncarise - BARA'S TURN -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: F*ck, I'll run outta grenades at this rate! *primes and throws another one*

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 7 (1-100)

[Team] Istar@anncarise: oh dear

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: at least it's not 1

[Team] Istar@anncarise: haha yeah

Istar@anncarise | The grenade lands in front of the chargers, but their programming seems to have enough intelligence to jump back and not run into it mindlessly, causing the explosion to largely miss them.

Istar@anncarise - EGZO'S TURN -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: *curses* These things are gettin' smart!

Egzo@HF_Mudd growls at the sight of another charging wave, and lowers his aim just a bit, trying to cut their legs out from under them.

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 67 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | Egzo manages to take out the legs of three of the chargers!

Istar@anncarise - LORRI'S TURN -

Lorri@crystyll again goes for the killshots to eliminate the lingering threat of the 3 crippled chargers

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 3 (1-100)

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: ...

[Team] Istar@anncarise: awww

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 99 (1-100)

[Team] Istar@anncarise: wow

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: better

Istar@anncarise | Lorri takes out the three crippled chargers easily, and brings down one of the still standing ones just for fun too.

Istar@anncarise - ISTAR'S TURN -

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 29 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise takes out one of the two remaining chargers.

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 41 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | The uktos take out the last charger and fully deplete the shields of the remaining guardian, who retreats into cover.

Istar@anncarise | Just then, a large shadow emerges from the depths of the hallway, followed by mechanical noises, then a burst of minigun fire...

Istar@anncarise | A large metal construct, like a cross between infantry and a tank, rolls into view.

Istar@anncarise FX | https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/a/a6/Sentry_bot.png/revision/latest?cb=20110125160654

Istar@anncarise - ROUND FOUR -

[Team] Istar@anncarise: I'm glad half of us have used up our rerolls already haha

[Team] Istar@anncarise: This is gonna make this thing more fun

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: WTF is that thing?!

Istar@anncarise | Male Ukto: "No idea, but we've never tried engaging its kind before!"

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Focus fire one of it's legs!

Istar@anncarise - BARA'S TURN -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *Bara takes aim and fires at big boy's front left leg*

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 71 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | Bara's shots connect, but shields flare up, absorbing the shots and preventing damage to the machine itself.

Istar@anncarise | It continues to advance, minigun blazing...

Istar@anncarise - EGZO'S TURN -

Egzo@HF_Mudd doesn't bother aiming for a leg (yet), just trying to get the shields down first.

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 41 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | Egzo brings the shields down some more, though it doesn't drop just yet. The minigun draws closer...

Istar@anncarise - LORRI'S TURN -

Lorri@crystyll | Focuses fire on the new tank with a flurry of bolts

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 84 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | The tank bot's shields finally crumple under Lorri's shots!

Istar@anncarise - ISTAR'S TURN -

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 27 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise aims for the legs, but the armour plating of the tank blocks her shots, leaving black scorch marks but no damage to its inner workings...

Istar@anncarise | The uktos join in on the firing, but the minigun shots do not relent. Amid the non-stop barrage, the tank bot raises its other arm and fires a beam with pinpoint accuracy, catching one of the -

Istar@anncarise - uktos who stuck their heads out to fire and vapourizes him instantly.

Istar@anncarise | The tank takes aim at its next target, who immediately dives back into cover, but it continues the minigun barrage, making it almost impossible for anyone to peer out from cover...

Istar@anncarise - ROUND FIVE -

Istar@anncarise - BARA'S TURN -

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: how far away from us is the sentry bot? and it's impossible for us to shoot atm?

[Team] Istar@anncarise: It's about halfway down the hall

[Team] Istar@anncarise: it is possible to shoot but a big risk

[Team] Istar@anncarise: basically you need to roll high to hit, and if you roll low you risk getting hit by a stray minigun bolt!

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Feel free to skip turns and just e safe under cover!

[Team] Istar@anncarise: This is a hard round hehe

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Decision of whether to risk it or wait and see what happens!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: *to Egzo, while checking her personal shields* I go left, you go right, we flank it and shoot at that weak side armor?

Egzo@HF_Mudd half-shrugs. "Worst case, it only gets one of us. You first." He grins, but racks another power cell to replace the nearly-depleted one.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Ok, on my mark. Mark! *swears as she rushes forward and the immediately to the left, firing at sentry's side once/if she reaches the flanking position*

[Team] Istar@anncarise: roll please!

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 83 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | She manages to reach the position, hitting the sentry and loosening a piece of armour!

Istar@anncarise | In the meantime, the sentry had moved into the makeshift turrets' range, which begin firing, but one gets taken out immediately by the tank bot's sniper-arm.

Istar@anncarise - EGZO'S TURN -

Egzo@HF_Mudd charges on the right, also cursing what a Bad Idea this is.

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

Istar@anncarise | Egzo's pulsewave blast loosens a bigger chunk of armour!

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: Good rolls when it counts.

Istar@anncarise - LORRI'S TURN -

[Team] Sadia@gulremal: no guts no glory. but then again you could lose guts so no glory anyway :)

Lorri@crystyll | Tries to capitalize on the loosened armour plate and land a precision shot

[Team] Istar@anncarise: hehe

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 87 (1-100)

[Team] Istar@anncarise: wow you aren't even needing rerolls.

Istar@anncarise | Lorri scores her precision hit, causing the tank bot to emit a series of mechanical noises as it fires randomly and its movement seems to veer out of control, slamming into a wall...

Istar@anncarise - ISTAR'S TURN -

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 61 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise takes the chance to finish the bot, peppering it with fire, It finally succumbs and goes down in an explosion, scattering its parts across the hall.

Istar@anncarise | The weakened tomb guardian from earlier steps out, followed by a wave of four chargers this time...

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 53 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | The chargers are instantly taken out by the uktos, and the guardian dives back into cover again.

Istar@anncarise | There is silence for a few seconds, before mechanical sounds echo down the hall and another large shadow can be seen in the distance...

Istar@anncarise - ROUND SIX -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: You gotta be kiddin' me...

Istar@anncarise - BARA'S TURN -

Egzo@HF_Mudd 's expression says much the same as Bara.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *Bara uses the lull in battle as an opportunity to grab Mazze and help him towards the cover...*

Egzo@HF_Mudd grabs the other arm and helps.

[Team] Istar@anncarise: roll please!

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: Slightly out of turn, but I think it works for us to do it together.

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

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Depending on how you roll...

[Team] Istar@anncarise: hehe

[Emotes] Sadia@gulremal: rolls 52 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | The two manage to grab Mazze...when the second tank bot's minigun opens fire. A bolt strikes Egzo's armour, the large frequency and relatively low power of the shots doing little damage...

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 28 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | but the force of impact sends the three stumbling onto the ground!

Istar@anncarise | The tank bot rolls towards them, minigun bolts whizzing over their heads...

Istar@anncarise - LORRI'S TURN -

Lorri@crystyll does what she can to provide covering fire for the trio

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 8 (1-100)

Egzo@HF_Mudd shouts a louder curse as he's knocked flat, but it's almost drowned out by the noise of the minigun.

Istar@anncarise | Lorri's shots hit the large tank bot's shields (even a stormtrooper won't miss a target that big), but do little to deter it as it continues to advance.

Istar@anncarise - ISTAR'S TURN -

[Emotes] Istar@anncarise: rolls 70 (1-100)

Istar@anncarise | Just as Istar fires, she notices two charger skeletons crawl over the tank bot and making for Bara, Egzo and Mazze. She switches targets, taking them out before they can get there.

Istar@anncarise | The tank bot continues to advance, getting closer and closer and threatening to roll over the trio on the ground...

Istar@anncarise | Meanwhile, Mazze noticed the two chargers, notably how they crawled over the tank bot with no interference from the shields. He shakes Bara off and crawls forward.

Istar@anncarise | Mazze's hand reaches down to grab a grenade from his belt and when he is close enough, he gathers his strength and gets back on his feet...

Istar@anncarise | The Orion delbaj rushes forward, taking two more minigun bolts to his chest, but they only stumble the large man briefly as he jumps onto one of the tank bot's legs and jams the grenade -

[Local] Istar@anncarise: - between its armour plating. There is a bright flash as the grenade goes off...

Istar@anncarise | Mazze is sent flying along with pieces of the bot. When everything settles, both lie motionless on the ground...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *stumbles onto her feet, trying to check if Egzo's at least alive...*

[Team] Istar@anncarise: Egzo should be fine! Just got a burn mark on his armour!

Egzo@HF_Mudd pushes himself up to his feet, waving Bara off. "'m fine. ow."

Istar@anncarise | As the pair get back up, they notice the shieldless guardian stepping out once again, this time supported by another tomb guardian, and six chargers who rush right for Bara and Egzo...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Aw to hell with it! *rises her rifle and fires into the enemy crowd*

Egzo@HF_Mudd has much the same thought, firing wildly at the newcomers.

Istar@anncarise | Bara and Egzo down three of the chargers, but the other three get close, raising their wrist blades as they prepare to strike...

Istar@anncarise ...when they crumple and drop in front of the two.

Egzo@HF_Mudd blinks and stares as his targets... just fall down?

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *Bara keeps firing all the same, just to make sure* Take this and this and this....and stay down!

Istar@anncarise | The rest of the skeletons, including the guardians, seem to have fallen down as well.

Egzo@HF_Mudd lets Bara indulge her pique and bloodlust (like he could stop her?), looking toward the doorway with slowly dawning... well, call it a guess.

Istar@anncarise | Sesunna steps up behind Lorri and Istar, "We did it!"

Istar@anncarise | Her gaze slowly trails to the fallen Mazze, "Oh no..."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *Bara stops shooting, and moves towards the Mazze's body, if nothing to confirm he's dead*

[Team] Istar@anncarise: He's dead, Ji- Bara

Egzo@HF_Mudd goes to stand over the body as well. "Cutter had guramba," he observes respectfully.

Istar@anncarise | Sesunna nods somberly, "He fell protecting us. He does all the Space Navy proud."

Istar@anncarise | She looks over to Lorri, "His death won't be in vain. I stopped the skeletons, but I also found something else."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: *turns towards the rest of the group* We should head back to the staging area outside, and regroup.

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "What did you find?"

Istar@anncarise | Sesunna nods to Bara, "Agreed." She turns back to Lorri, "I know where the signal that triggered the skeletons came from."

Istar@anncarise | Sesunna: "It's somewhere in orbit, but as far as we know there was nothing there. I suspect a cloaked ship."

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "A cloaked ship? Damn..."

Istar@anncarise | She gives a proud smile, "I changed the skeletons' programming, but I didn't block the signal completely. As far as they know, nothing's gone wrong."

Lorri@crystyll grins, "Attagirl"

[Local] Istar@anncarise: "We can't get a comm out here, but as soon as we get back to the staging area...we can have all our ships fire on the position if they don't know anything's wrong..."

Istar@anncarise | Sesunna nods, "Exactly. We have them."

[Local] Istar@anncarise: "Let's get outta here and finish this, Tabadi."

Lorri@crystyll nods

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Bara: Time to get some payback.

Egzo@HF_Mudd nods.

Istar@anncarise - END SCENE -
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