Aug 18: KDF to the rescue?

Martok's volunteer force intercepts a distress call from the Dosi colony under the Hur'q attack.


When: Saturday, Aug 11, Beta +1

Audience: Klingon

Event type: Bridge RP (structured) + an STF run

Starting point: Starship bridge

OOC point of contact: @gulremal

OOC: While the events of the Victory Is Life expansion are officially over, due to RL time constraints we are doing the time warp thingy for the next 2-3 events that will happen between the episodes of "Tenebris Torquent" and "Home".
I will see f I can be there as Fiera
Hola folks,
I've got unexpected family visit and I won't be available this weekend. Therefore I must reschedule the event for the next weekend.
I apologize for the inconvenience.
Spoiler: Mission logShow
[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> In the last episode, volunteers from task force Hurq Mevik destroyed a part of the Hur'q swarm that is hitting targets in the Idran sector.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> After the cleanup and quick repairs, entire group is headed towards the point of origin of the Dosi distress signal.

[Team] Egzo@HF_Mudd: ("Save the whiskey!")

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> As they close in, signal becomes more clear...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <C-Dosi> This is captain Vyty of the merchantman Dabar. We are evacuating citizens from Aritee colony and my convoy is being pursued by the Devourers! All armed ships are defending the planet and we -

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - have no way to protect ourselves! We require immediate assistance. I repeat...

Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377 flickers as his hologram resettles.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Did you hear that? Can we get a location on that ship?

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: ** gimme sensor rolls

[Emotes] B'Atar@anncarise: rolls 16 (1-100)

[Local] Lexi@crystyll: "Working on it..."

[Emotes] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: rolls 87 (1-100)

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

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: Nooo a bad sensor role for once!

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

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: The Qib Quj has an extensive sensor suite, give us a moment to lock it down...

[Tell] Sadia@gulremal: you managed to locate the ship some 0.3 LY ahead of us

Lexi@crystyll scowls at her sci guy, "Best we can figure... 3, maybe 4 in the convoy. point-3 LY ahead"

[Local] B'Atar@anncarise: "Already more than what we got..."

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: There's a convoy of 4 dosi frieghters 0.32 LY in current direction, they are pursued by small hurq group of 3 ravager destroyers and 3 dozen swarmers...

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: "Huh."

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: "Guess we better ... save 'em."

Egzo@HF_Mudd seems bemused by the unfamiliar phrase.

Lexi@crystyll 's holo flickers as she appears to throw something across her bridge, followed by a yelp and a dull thud

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Can we reach them in time?

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: The majority of our task force could make it to them before th Hurq catch up but, you would all likely need to drop cloak.

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: Being an Intel Battlecruiser, I -may- be able to maintain mine.

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: Now what theme to go with for this new computer...

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: MT!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Well, I don't think we'll need the cloak to take such small group out. *shouts to the crew* Drop the cloak, and speed us up, warp 9.2!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *take on

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: ** ignore that

Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377 grins and then addresses his own crew, "Lets see how well the manifolds hold. Engineering, give me best possible speed. Now."

Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377 knows the magic word.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Everyone try to keep up! We'll be dropping right onto the enemy.

[Local] Lexi@crystyll: "I suppose we can ease back on our engines to let the rest of you keep up" she smirks

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: ** gimme tech rolls!

Lexi@crystyll rolldicew

[Emotes] B'Atar@anncarise: rolls 62 (1-100)

[Emotes] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: rolls 51 (1-100)

[Local] Lexi@crystyll: ...

[Emotes] Lexi@crystyll: rolls 75 (1-100)

[Tell] Sadia@gulremal: roll plox

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 72 (1-100)

Egzo@HF_Mudd <FX> Hag'lhr proceeds at a (relatively) moderate pace, pushing the engines but keeping its cloak up just in case of... surprises.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Actually, Lexi is quite surpeised as she sees Egzo's BoP taking the lead. As the group closes the gap, their sensors get a proper readings. 3 hurq groups, each consisting from 1 Ravager and dozen

Lexi@crystyll totally allowed that to happen...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: - of swarmers is slowly closing in on the Dosi freighter ships, which are overloading their drives. Just as one of the ships is forced to emergency jump out of warp, KDF arrives on the scene...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Dosi freighter is listing and venting plasma, and Hur'q have just warped in and are closing on their prey.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Couple of seconds later, KDF ships start warping in on the Hur'q.

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

Egzo@HF_Mudd points to the screen. "That's our target. Take 'em out."

[Emotes] Egzo@HF_Mudd: rolls 50 (1-100)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: ** freely describe your actions plox

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <FX> Hag'lhr ripples into visibility with its wings swinging down into firing position, lighting up the Hur'q vessels closing on the 'doomed' freighter.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Hag'lhr fire drops the shields of the lead Ravager and takes out two of it's closest swarmers.

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

Lexi@crystyll FX | QanwI' sweeps in behind Hag'Ihr, wing cannons blazing as it spirals through the middle of swarmers with it's bladed wings

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

[Team] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: Blenders. In. SPACE!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Lexi's fire finishes off the Ravager while her blades cut down half a dozen of swarmers.

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

Egzo@HF_Mudd mutters about show-offs, as Hag'lhr arcs out past the freighter and banks around for another pass, should anything remain.

B'Atar@anncarise decloaks behind another group with guns blazing before quickly dashing away.

[Emotes] B'Atar@anncarise: rolls 98 (1-100)

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: Awww now I wish I did something fancier with that roll

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: instead of just a generic hit and run!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> San'leth's deadly fire takes out another Ravager and half a dozen of his closest swarmer defenders!

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

Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377 keeps his ship under cloak, and waits to see the Hurq response.

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: -- Holding Action --

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: -- Surprise action --

[Local] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: <FX> The Hor'Cha uncloaks behind the last group, spraying disruptor fire and a spread of transphasic torpedoes at the Ravager and it's swarmer escorts!

[Emotes] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: rolls 47 (1-100)

Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377 arches a brow at the revelation of a new vessel in the fray.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Hor'cha drops the Ravager's shields but torpedoes are stopped by 4 swarmers that sacrifice themselves to save their lead vessel.

[Local] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: <C> "The Hor'Cha is here to join the fight! Did you miss us? HAW!"

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Four swarmers remaining from the 1st hurq group try to latch onto the Qanwl', their plasma cutters missing by inches.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Six swarmers from the 2nd squadron chase B'atar, and one manages to ram San'leth indirectly, taking out it's shields offline!

Egzo@HF_Mudd smirks, and keys the channel. <C> "Does that mean you WANT us to shoot at you, Old Man?"

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Swarmers from the last Hurq group turn around to chase Hor'cha, while the Ravager keeps heading on and targets the disabled freighter!

Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377 drops out of cloak and attempts to slow the Ravager targeting the Dosi by making a radius of Ionic Turbulence around it.

[Emotes] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: rolls 23 (1-100)

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: **reroll**

[Emotes] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: rolls 69 (1-100)

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: (nice)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> The modified probe hits the Ravager square on, creating the ionic turbulence that takes out it's engines...

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: That ravager's hull plating should be buckling under the stress, if anyone wants a less resistant target.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Daramar moves in following the rest, it's beam arrays and cannon batteries opening fire.

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

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: ( Ba-Boom )

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Daramar's fire destroys the last Ravager and swarmers from the first squadron - making it easy for the others to dispatch the remaining swarmers.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> In less than a minute, the battlefield is cleared and Dosi ship is stabilized.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <C> Cynis here. Glad you could make it, Old Man.

Egzo@HF_Mudd somehow resists the urge to demand the Dosi freighter prepare to be boarded, though he /does/ scan its cargo. Habit.

[Local] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: <C> "Glad to be here, just wish we'd arrived sooner! Well now that -that- is taken care of. what was that about shooting at me, Egzo?"

Egzo@HF_Mudd shrugs. "Somethin' about missin' ya."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Unfortunately, aside from some rations and loads of Dosi refugees, ship carries little of value.

Egzo@HF_Mudd snorts and turns away from the readout - nothin' worth stealin', even if he WAS inclined.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <C-Vyty> Captain Vyty here, thank you for your help! I though we were Devourers' chow!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: ** please feel free to talk to npcs, it would be silly for em to rp with myself

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: <C> Captain, how far have the Hurq been trailing you?

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: (What about the rest of the freighters, have we dealt with all the Hur'q? Kul mentioned multiple contacts/groups)

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <C-Vyty> Uh...I'd say less than a light year, we we running away from Aritee Prime. Evacuation is still ongoing but I'm not sure how long can the militia last!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Three remining freighters have slowed down a bit, but are still moving away, somewhere towards Wadi space...

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: <C> Well, be glad you are gone. We have detected more Hurq en-route to Aritee before we ran into you.

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: (( Right, that was at the end of last time? ))

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <C-Vyty> That is really bad news, this was our first colony! We just had a first proper tulaberry harvest! Damn Dominion, waht kind of an "ally" did they turn out to be...

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <C-Vyty> Anyhow, don't mind us, we'll have our warp back within an hour! If you want to fight more Devourers, i'm sending you the colony location!

[Local] Lexi@crystyll: "It's almost like he knows us..."

Egzo@HF_Mudd snorts.

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: <C> Just remember this moment, and who it was who came out from the dark to save you.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Well, we are picking fights with the big bad.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <C-Vyty> We shall! Erm...who are you, by the way?

Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377 doesn't respond, leaving that honor to "The Boss".

Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377 or is leaving it to the old man, who probably does a good bluster as well.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: ** go for it, kodon

[Local] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: ((hehe))

[Local] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: "We are the Klingon Defense Force! Task Force Hurq Mevik! We've come to put an end to our ancestral enemies, and save your quadrant of the galaxy!"

Egzo@HF_Mudd half-grins and smacks his wrists lightly together a few times, the equivalent of soft clapping.

B'Atar@anncarise joins in the clapping>

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <C-Vyty> Thank you Klingon Defense Force! I will speak about your bravery to everyone I meet! I hope you defeat the Devourers!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Okay folks, warm up is over, now the real fight starts. Everyone head to the coordinates provided by Dosi.

Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377 closes external comms to the frieghter, "How long until we can all reach Aritee Prime?"

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: "Maybe... 15, 20 minutes at best speed."

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: "Not far."

[Local] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: <FX> Kodon mutes comms long enough to give the order to set course, then comes back on the line. "Not too long at all! Let us arrive at the battle with pride in our hearts and a song on our lips!"

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <FX> Rritt is already laying in the course and looking back at his captain for the word to go to warp.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: We don't have any information on the colony itself, so we'll have to improvise. Egzo, take Lexi and B'atar, as you are the fastest and start harrassing the enemy.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Kul and Kodon, you're with me, we'll hit their main force directly!

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: Understood.

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <C> Hag'lhr, acting.

[Local] B'Atar@anncarise: "We're the vanguard? Sounds like fun!"

[Local] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: <C> Qapla' Sadia! *Kodon begins belting out an old Klingon song* (( ))

Lexi@crystyll grins

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <C> All right, let's show the space bugs how the real fighting is done!

Egzo@HF_Mudd chuckles at the Old Man's charming antics, as his little wing of birds leaps to warp.

Lexi@crystyll joins in the rythmic fist pounding as she sings along, as do her bridge crew rather fondly

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> As the ships approach the Aritee system, they notice a larger hurq force, more than twice the first one they fought the last time.

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> The swarm is split into two parts, each besieging two small spaceports in the orbit of Aritee Prime, the Dosi colony.

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Remining Dosi defense force is holding those positions as the all kinds of ships are leaving the planet...

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: <C> Cynis here! Each group will engage one part of the swarm until all Dosi ships are evacuated! Once objective is complete, we will all fall back and meet at these coordinates. Do you copy?

[Fleet] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: Understood. Qapla'!

[Fleet] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: <C> "Qapla' Captain! It is a good day to die!"

[Team] B'Atar@anncarise: Aha! I can match Egzo's level!

[Fleet] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <C> You got it, Boss.

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: <C> I don't want unnecessary heroics, there are more Hur'q on the way, if we get too drawn out we'll be overwhelmed!

[Fleet] Lexi@crystyll: <C> *mutters* why do I feel like that was aimed at me...

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: <C> Good luck, time to paint the skies of this planet with Hur'q blood!

[Fleet] Lexi@crystyll: <C> Qapla'!

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: ** queue in whenever, once everyone is done, we'll come back to the bridge

[Fleet] B'Atar@anncarise: <C> Qapla'! Wait, you mean the gooey stuff? I kinda feel bad for this colony now...

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: <C> We are incoming, clear the path to the spaceport!

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: <C> Sending damage control teams to Dosi ships!

[Fleet] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: Good work, allied ships aided.

[Fleet] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: Nekrid inbound, targeting all fire.

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: More incoming, get those defense turrets back online!

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: Civilian ships are coming from the planet, form up and defend!

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: Enemy command vessel detected, we are moving in to intercept.

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: Watch out for the suicide swarmers, they are trying to ram the civilians!

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: <C> Cynis here, we've got all we could, time to scram, another large force is coming in!

[Fleet] Sadia@gulremal: <C> See you all at the meeting point!

[Fleet] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: I will count Twenty Full Ships as good myself. Excellent work.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Half an hour later, KDF ships start showing up at the meeting coordinates.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <C> Daramar here. All allied ships, status report.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Daramar itself would have multiple armor scorches and couple of minor hull breaches, and shields are operating at 50%.

[Local] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: <C> Hor'Cha present and still in fighting shape!

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: <C> Hag'lhr got away clean... well, mostly. Few scorched feathers, that's all.

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: Qib Quj, initial damage report estimates were off, we are running full systems despite that heavy fire we took in the first wave.

[Local] Lexi@crystyll: "We may need to resharpen our wings..."

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: Take pride in the fact you dulled them well.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *to Kul* Yeah, once they go into "suicide" mode, those swarmers can be quite a danger.

Lexi@crystyll grins

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: Nothing sensor masking can't solve in the end. Let them throw themselves at empty space.

[Local] B'Atar@anncarise: "These wings you got are real useful. And great looking too."

[Local] B'Atar@anncarise: "But yeah...I can see how sharpening might be a problem..."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: We'll need to improve reverse tractor beam mode...

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: "I'll stick with disruptors, they don't need any."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Anyway, we are all alive, and we saved a good chunk of the civvies from that colony. Pity the harvest was ruined *sniff* Hur'q will pay dearly for this outrage.

Egzo@HF_Mudd shakes his head sadly at the thought of all that lost booze.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Time to head back and report the success to Lagos. Hope this helped whittle down the Hur'q numbers in the sector, so we may soon strike and the heart of the swarm.

[Local] Lexi@crystyll: "Sounds fun!"

[Local] B'Atar@anncarise: "Heart of the swarm...that definitely sounds enticing..."

[Local] B'Atar@anncarise: "They got a hive mind, right?"

[Local] Egzo@HF_Mudd: "They got... somethin'."

[Local] B'Atar@anncarise: "Wonder if they'll have some kind of mothership, like those Borg...matrix things."

[Local] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: "They fight with berzerk frenzy. If they do have a hive mind, they don't use it tactically."

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Well, at least this swarm in the Idran sector. But, let's get back to the firebase and see what have other parts of the expedition done.

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: It is a pure hive mind, as far as we know. No "Queens" or any some such. It is simply a linked sensory network.

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: Understood.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: I can bet the other squadron leaders have started a kill count or something...

[Local] Kul vav ghajbe'@XR-377: It may be a loss count... the Hurq are not to be underestimated, despite our successes.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: *nods* This was our first real taste of the enemy. Things will only get harder from here.

[Local] Sadia@gulremal: Well, form up on Daramar, we are heading back.

[Local] Kodon@Nitroglycerin: "Qapla'!"

[Local] B'Atar@anncarise: "Qapla'!"

Egzo@HF_Mudd nods and throws his usual sloppy salute.

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