22 Sep: Voyage home, part 2

KDF and allies chase the hijacked Widrab vessel. As they close in, the unknown hijackers attack...


When: Sunday, Sep 22, Alpha-1

Audience: Klingon and allies

Event type: Structured, combat

Starting point: Starship bridge

OOC point of contact: @gulremal

//OOC: The family is visiting this weekend so I had to reschedule the event for the next weekend.
Spoiler: And now, the continuationShow

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Last time, squadron was searching/chasing the hijacked cargo hauler that is carrying widrab recovery team to one of their abandoned colonies. The team tracked the hauler to the uncharted system,

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - and into an outer orbit of a gas giant. There, an unknown station awaits incoming hauler, and a dozen of destroyer sized drones rushes towards the chasers, charging their weapons...

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> As they close in, drones split into groups - two drones traget the Hag'lhr and San'leth each, while Thana Vaneri and G'Quan get double that amount. Drones move in irregular fashion, zig-zaging -

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - and making it hard to predict their next move.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- ROUND 1 --

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- B'Atar's action --

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: interesting...alphabetical order actually fits ship size order...

[Local] B'Atar@anncarise: <C> "Now things are getting fun!"

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: and to make it clear, each bops are targeted by two drones, while two bigger ships get 4 each.

B'Atar@anncarise tests how maneuverable the drones are by trying to outmaneuver and flank them while keeping them distracted with San'leth's only wing turret.

[Emotes] B'Atar@anncarise: rolls 72 (1-100)

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: Haha alphabetical order really does fit size order

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: That's great

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> San'leth darts in between the two drones and sprays one with the disruptor bolts, damaging it's shields to 70%. Their sensors show that drones have a single central shield generator, and 6 beam -

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - arrays covering all sides of the spherical vessel. While dones are slower in speed, they have thrusters assembled in similar fashion, allowing the for some slick maneuvering.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- Egzo's action --

[Local] B'Atar@anncarise: <C> Looks like these drones are shielded. They've got thrusters on every side so get ready for some fancy flying!

Egzo@HF_Mudd directs his crew to target and engage one of the attacking drones ("the one on the left" this time) while evading the other.

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 23 (1-100)

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: (I'll stand on that, this time.)

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> As Hag'lhr bears down on the drone, it deftly swerves to the left, evading the disruptor fire completely.

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: these dones have piloting manuevers :)

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- Lorri's action --

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: don't forget, even if you don't have science skill, your bridge crew can still try some science magic :)

Lorri@crystyll FX | Thana launches both Interceptor wings while the ship itself tries to keep the drones at bay with suppressing cannon fire

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 77 (1-100)

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: That's probably why B'Atar keeps rolling good with sensors haha

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: San'leth just has a really good science officer

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Thana's cannons trash the shields of one incoming drone and damage shields of another one to 50%, as it launches first wing of interceptors. Drones accept the beatings but still move on.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- Ku'jho's action --

Warhunter Ku'jho@Domarg --Tactical, fire a ssspread of quantum torpedoess, Give them a ssspread to form an arc'ed wall.

[Emotes] Warhunter Ku'jho@Domarg: rolls 33 (1-100)

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Two of the incoming drones fully evade the spread's detonations, but two get their shields taken down to 50%. All of them keep moving in.

Warhunter Ku'jho@Domarg grrrhssss.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Two drones attacking Hag'lhr quickly change their trajectory, one catches the bird of prey with tractor beam while the other does a pass by the slowed bird. As it does the flyby it rotates -

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - around it's axis firing all it's phaser beams, scoring almost all the hits, taking down the shields completely and damaging starboard cannon!

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: they rolled 99

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: Wow...

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> On the other hand, two drones chasing San'leth have trouble performing the similar tactic, failing to connect with their tractor beams completely.

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: and these buggers roll an 8...

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: Haha

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Four drones attacking Thana rush in one after another from diffierent angles, but they seem to focus their fire on the same spot, hitting precisely and causing a small breach in the front -

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - shields, enough for couple of beams to take out couple of cannon mounts and one main impulse thruster.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Remaining four drones move in close to the G'Quan, and as they move in multiple smaller objects detach from them and pepper dreadnaught's shielding - dozens of tetryon mines destabilize the -

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - shielding, dropping it down to 50%.

[Emotes] Plott DeVice@gulremal: rolls 36 (1-100)

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Cargo hauler slows down as it approaches the station...

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- ROUND 2 --

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- B'atar's action --

B'Atar@anncarise tries to use her faster speed to throw off the drones on her tail and makes for Hag'Ihr, focusing all firepower on the one maintaining the tractor beam.

[Emotes] B'Atar@anncarise: rolls 56 (1-100)

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> San'leth uses ineptness of their own attackers to quickly switch targets, and catches the drone with active tractor beam somewhat unawares, taking down it's shields and scoring some shots on -

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - it's hull. The armor plating of the drones seems somewhat thin, and some internal damage is definitely done as the drone shuts it's tractor beam and veers off...

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- Egzo's action --

Egzo@HF_Mudd snarls, "Restore shields, finish that drone - and DON'T let them do that again!"

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 38 (1-100)

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: (in that order :/ )

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Egzo's engineers manage to restore the shields to 40%, but have to sacrifice weapon power, which in combination with one main cannon being offline means no significant damage was done to the -

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - drone, aside from ripping off some additional armor plating...

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- Lorri's action --

[Local] Lorri@crystyll: "These drones look Orion in origin, though I'm not familiar with such a design myself the hallmarks are there. But those weapons look Cardassian, one of many modifications I imagine"

Lorri@crystyll has her science girls draw on experience to find and exploit weaknesses in the familiar design

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 83 (1-100)

Lorri@crystyll confers with her officers, "If you can't do anything about the shields, try the thrusters or energy source. There must be something there we can use"

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- Ku'jho's action --

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: though lorri has some info, so might wait for that first

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: ...

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: i emoted the action way back

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: ah okies

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: go on :)

Warhunter Ku'jho@Domarg All tetryon beamsss fire at will! Auxiliary power to ssshieldss.

[Emotes] Warhunter Ku'jho@Domarg: rolls 36 (1-100)

[Team] Lorri@crystyll: i'm confused. did my turn just have no effect or something?

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Ku'jho's chief gunner orders all gunners to focus fire on the one of the drones with damaged shields, the fire takes down the shields completely and scores some hull damage. Meanwhile, -

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - the engineering crew manages to raise the shields back to 70%.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Meanwhile, drones that attacked Hag'lhr charge their target - undamaged one manages to grab San'leth in tractor beam, while the rest move in, their fire takes down San'leth's shields completely-

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - but luckily no hull shots were taken.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Four drones attacking Thana split - two engage the interceptor squadrons, trying to "swat" the smaller ships with tractor beam swipes and phaser fire, taking down couple of fighters each.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Remaining two focus on the main vessel, keeping fire at the weakened front shields, taking them down to 20%

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Four drones that engaged G'Quan reform on dreadnaught's aft, trying to immobilize or slow it with tractor beams, but G'Quan's sheilds are still too strong for that trick.

[Emotes] Plott DeVice@gulremal: rolls 20 (1-100)

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Station catches the incoming cargo hauler with the tractor beam, guiding it to it's main docking port.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- ROUND 3 --

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- B'atar's action --

B'Atar@anncarise | San'leth's science officer tries to send a feedback pulse along the tractor beam to force the drone to break off.

[Emotes] B'Atar@anncarise: rolls 8 (1-100)

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: Dammit my science officer has let me down

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: Gonna reroll that...

[Emotes] B'Atar@anncarise: rolls 77 (1-100)

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: Yes!

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: I was afraid that was going to be an even worse roll...

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Bingo! San'leth's science officer focuses all spare power into the deflectors, sending a strong energy pulse at the drone. This seems to be too much for the drone -

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - as it's power source overloads and drone blows up!

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- Egzo's action --

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: first kill goes to B'atar! :)

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: Woooo!

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: That should teach it to not tractor everything...

Egzo@HF_Mudd directs his officers to go to San'leth's aid, returning the favor of moments ago. "Fire!"

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 60 (1-100)

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Hag'lhr's single working cannon and torpedo tube fire their payload, finishing off the damaged drone, sending it's bits flying in all directions!

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- Lorri's action --

Lorri@crystyll still has her science girls draw on experience to find and exploit weaknesses in the familiar design

[Emotes] Lorri@crystyll: rolls 73 (1-100)

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Using the data gathered from the previous scan, "science girls" charge the main deflector and hit the two closest drones with the strong power surge. This causes the reactors of both drones to -

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - overload, and soon two more explosions can be observed as drones turn into space scrap.

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: somewhere far away, certain ferengi's ears twitch...

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- Ku'jho's turn --

Warhunter Ku'jho@Domarg tactical ssstation target damaged dronesss and fire quantum torpedo ssspread.

[Emotes] Warhunter Ku'jho@Domarg: rolls 92 (1-100)

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Four drones attacking G'Quan did 2 tactical errors. First, they slowed down in attempt to tractor it. Second, they forgot klingon capital ships DO have aft weapons.

[Team] Warhunter Ku'jho@Domarg: Ah yes the details.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Two aft torpedo tubes unleash their deadly content, two spreads of half dozen torpedoes - three torpedoes for each drone. First torpedo rips off the shields, second one nukes the drone, third one

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - explodes for effect. There's nothing left behind G'Quan but debris. Very very fine debris...

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> With the majority of the drones destroyed, remaining drones cease their chase of smaller prey and suicide rush the closest big target!

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Two drones that were chasing interceptor squadrons try to ram Thana, but interceptors quickly turn on them and slow them to the crawl with their tractor beams, giving Thana enough time to

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - shoot the drones down,

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Two drones that were dogfighting San'leth and Hag'lhr turn around and rush G'Quan, but one is taken down by fire from two birds of prey, and second one is pulverized by G'Quan's beam arrays.

[Team] Plott DeVice@gulremal: they rolled miserably lele

[Emotes] Plott DeVice@gulremal: rolls 92 (1-100)

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Meanwhile, hauler engines turn into reverse, resisting station's pull. Defense turrets on the hauler turn onto station and open fire - at that distance, without shields, station crumples under -

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: - fire of half dozen disruptor cannons and explodes...

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: Kem: *to Egzo* Erm...the freighter is hailing us.

Egzo@HF_Mudd was just about to order Hag'lhr to come about and go to the hauler's aid, and squints at the explosion - half at its brightness, half in surprise. "What...?"

Egzo@HF_Mudd glances at his first officer, then waves a "whatever". "On screen."

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: Shlaak: Also, half a dozen energy signatures are moving towards the...well, late station, from direction directly opposite of ours.

[Local] Warhunter Ku'jho@Domarg: <C> Ssseemss we have nausssic vessselss on approach.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Screen flickers from the sight of destroyed station to the familiar widrab...

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <Derem> Hello there! Good to see you are all well!

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <C> Good to see you too. Looks like you managed to get control back.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <Derem> Not sure if you got my message, but yes, I've managed to shut down those pesky droids that captured most of my people, and gained the control of the ship back.

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <C> Yeah, we did. Nice work.

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <C> D'ya got navigation, engines? Looks like we got more incoming.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <Derem> I...didn't want to destroy that station thingy, but defenses are still on automation, and they seems to have their way of interpreting my order to free us.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <Derem> Oh my, where did those come from?

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: <FX> Screen splits and shows 5 ships, four nausicaan Vandal heavy destroyers led by Guramba siege destroyer.

[Local] Plott DeVice@gulremal: -- CLIFFHANGER --
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