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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 12:19:47 AM »
Lieutenant Ivan Falzone
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"As such, I have to ask that you respect our concerns.  Until we are certain of you and your intentions, you will not be permitted to bear arms aboard our ship.  I trust you will comply."


Patiently awaiting his superior officer’s answer Ivan keeps an eye on their female host to try and pick up on any suspicious behavior. So far all he’s been able to determine is her obvious distrust of their group. Frankly he can’t blame her but it still doesn’t help relieve the tension of the situation.

Gamlin answered for the group.  "We will comply.  Thank you."

"You are welcome," the male said.  "Please, leave your flight gear with your fighters.  My friends will see to your injured friend.  I will take you to get food and water."

Pleased by the prospect of a meal Ivan was more than happy to get things rolling. Calmly he walks to his fighter, removes his flight gear and leaves it in his plane. Afterward he rejoins their male host awaiting their escort.

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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2012, 03:08:59 PM »
Kroén
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Kroén adjusted the drape of his robe as he addressed the aliens that they had rescued.  It had been a calculated risk but the ships did not match anything the Confederation fielded.  He gestured for the three ambulatory aliens to follow him, making sure he kept his fighting claws sheathed.

"Forgive my companion her mistrust," he asked the aliens.  "All of us have been abused by the Confederation and have no love for strangers.  As it is, we very nearly did not come to get you.  It was a near vote."

Far too near for Kroén's conscience.  Though all had been viciously abused and wrongfully imprisoned, their escape and their vows to one another should have compelled them all to the act of charity and mercy, regardless of the risk.  He doubted they would ever see eye to eye in matters such as these.

"May I have the honor of your names?  I am Kroén, a Conciliator."

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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2012, 07:49:11 PM »
Lieutenant Ivan Falzone
 
 Picking up on their host’s gesture Ivan follows along with the group strolling to an unknown destination. While contently listening Ivan takes a moment to glance around at their surroundings.

"Forgive my companion her mistrust," he asked the aliens.  "All of us have been abused by the Confederation and have no love for strangers.  As it is, we very nearly did not come to get you.  It was a near vote."

Ivan held his tongue and fought the urge to blurt out all the questions he had racing around his thoughts.  He felt it best not to overstep his position and take the chance of leading their hosts into a false understanding of who was in charge of their group. But that still didn’t stop him from wondering. “The Confederation huh?” Ivan thought to himself.

"May I have the honor of your names?  I am Kroén, a Conciliator." Waiting his turn for when it was most appropriate for him to speak he answers the inquiry.

“Lt. Ivan Falzone. Thank you again for your rescue Kroén.” He nodded his head slightly in their host’s direction hoping it to be a universal sign of respect and gratitude.

OOC: Sorry if it seems like beating around the bush some but I don’t think the characters would be striking up quick conversations with their rescuers like they were best friends or anything.

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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 02:21:01 PM »
Commander Gamlin Kizaki
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Gamlin was disturbed that he and his people had very nearly been left to die and that the vote to rescue them had seeminly passed by a narrow margin.  Part of him wanted to know how narrow that margin had been and who had voted against their rescue.  It would do to know who their friends were on this ship.

"Thank you for saving us," Gamlin said.  "I'm Gamlin.  She's Aria.  Our wounded friend is Crowe."

He did not want to show any kind of weakness but he had too many questions to remain silent and he did not want to risk the lives of his people any further.  They had to know what they had landed in.

"Where are we?"

Kroén
The Conciliator


Kroén answered without hesitation.

"You are in the area known as the badlands.  It's the buffer between the Confederation and the Sha'ir Empire.  A lawless place but it can be a good life out here, if one can live simply."

The simple truth that a simple life was all one could manage in the badlands.  Many exiles went mad or got themselves killed trying to live the way they had in either the Confederation or the Sha'ir Empire.  These strange aliens did not seem to belong to either empire but reminded him of other strange aliens that had been kept in Sha'ir entertainment complexes and Confederation slums.

"I hope you are not afraid of hard work.  We have little but we are willing to pool our resources, so long as you are willing to work to keep the ship maintained."

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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2012, 08:16:51 PM »
Lieutenant Ivan Falzone
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Ivan continues to listen to the conversation unraveling infront of him tyring to separate fluff and lies from true statements. The catlike creature responds to the commander.

"You are in the area known as the badlands.  It's the buffer between the Confederation and the Sha'ir Empire.  A lawless place but it can be a good life out here, if one can live simply."

Ivan could not help but wonder which side their rescuer’s loyalties lay. Worried about Bullet’s condition he glances back towards fighters hoping to catch a glimpse of this teammate showing some sign of life. Unfortunately from his current position he sees nothing.

"I hope you are not afraid of hard work.  We have little but we are willing to pool our resources, so long as you are willing to work to keep the ship maintained."

Taking a moment to interject Ivan chimes into the conversation. “What is your ship’s purpose may I ask? Ships are meant as transport in one way or another whether it is for cargo or the ferrying of people. I like to know what I’m signing up for before blindly agreeing.” Pausing momentarily, hoping his words didn’t come across as too rash. “I am not afraid of getting my hands dirty however I do not wish to be used as a tool for malicious purposes.”

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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2012, 01:46:03 PM »
Kroén
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Kroén smiled.

"This ship has had several purposes over the years, young one, but it is our home now.  Once it was our prison.  We are all fugitives from the Confederation and unwelcome in the Sha'ir Empire.  Political dissidents, disgraced military officers, even an exiled Prince; they are my family now.  As for myself, I am a practitioner of a forbidden faith."

He glanced at the newcomers, gauging their reactions.

"If yo are not comfortable traveling with us, we will allow you to disembark at our next port of call."

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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2012, 05:33:55 PM »
Lieutenant Ivan Falzone
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"If yo are not comfortable traveling with us, we will allow you to disembark at our next port of call."

Glancing about his teammates faces Ivan feels enticed to continue. “I’m certain we aim to get back home as soon as we can but considering you haven’t placed us in shackles or beat us senseless I feel we are in good company. What can we do to help out?”


OOC: Sorry for the short post its been a busy past few weeks.

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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2012, 06:22:27 PM »
Kroén
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Kroén glanced at Ivan and then at the others.  Ivan was not the leader but the leader was remaining silent, observing them and letting the subordinate ask the questions, a cunning gambit and one that Kroén was content to allow.

"We do not require much," he said softly.  "You will assist with housekeeping, take shifts in the hydroponics gardens, and even man a gunnery station after you've been trained in its use."

He slowed and then stopped by a hatch, opening it and revealing a bunkroom.

"You may all stay here.  I will come for you after you've had some time to get comfortable."

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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2012, 02:21:54 AM »
Lieutenant Ivan Falzone
 

Ivan was beginning to become curious as to why the commander had let him do all the talking so far, but since no one seemed to mind he decided to not let it bother him. 

"We do not require much," he said softly.  "You will assist with housekeeping, take shifts in the hydroponics gardens, and even man a gunnery station after you've been trained in its use."

“I think that’s the least we can do to repay you for coming to our aid.” Ivan didn’t want to offend their host because after all they did go out of their way to save a stranded group of strangers. "I was quite the gardener back home.” He holds up his right thumb in jest before realizing Kroen will more than likely have no idea about the meaning of the gesture and slowly lowers his hand back to his side.

Kroen opened a hatch to reveal their new quarters aboard the ship.  They weren’t the most luxurious accommodations but they certainly beat the heck out of living out of his plane.

"You may all stay here.  I will come for you after you've had some time to get comfortable."

“Thank you again for all you’ve done Kroen.” Ivan slightly nods his head towards their host while declaring his thanks one last time. Once their host had left their quarters Ivan begins to look around to get a sense of their new surroundings. He was specifically looking for and windows, odd devices, or foreign materials.  After satisfying his curiosity he turns to his squad mates.

“So what’s the plan then?”

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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2012, 12:31:13 PM »
Commander Gamlin Kizaki
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Gamlin held his helmet in his left hand, looking around the bunkroom and nodding to himself.  It seemed pretty standard, as if militaries of all species had a uniform idea of how barracks should look.  He dropped his gear onto one of the bottom bunks and then looked at Falzone.

"Survive."

It was the only plan he had at the moment.  They were far from home with no way to contact anyone they had left behind.  There was no way know if anyone else had survived.  They would have to find a way home, somehow, someway.

"That's all we can do right now."

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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2012, 10:15:22 PM »
Lieutenant Ivan Falzone
 

"Survive."

Ivan couldn’t help but detect a slight hint of hopelessness in his commanding officer’s demeanor but maybe it was because he was feeling the same sensation.

"That's all we can do right now."

Choosing a bunk Ivan drops his gear off to the side and sits down to assess the quarters around him. At least they didn’t seem that foreign to him and gave him a small sense of home. The décor was as bland and colorless as any military quarters he’d ever seen. At least he had Aria to sneak looks at from time to time when no one was noticing.

He slowly turns his body and lies down on his bunk trying to embrace this moment and relax as effectively as he can. He has no idea how long things will stay this calm and doesn’t want to waste a single moment. Staring up at the mattress above him he addresses the group once more.

“I hope Blackwell’s alright. He was in pretty bad shape before we jumped.”

Ivan felt mildly afraid of his squadmates reactions to his statement, not wanting to upset them but mealy express the worry he feels for his injured squadmate.

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Re: Game Thread #5 - Goodbye Kansas
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2012, 02:10:13 PM »
Lieutenant (JG) Aria "Boomer" Gray
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Aria sat on the bunk that Ivan had chosen, not close enough to touch him but close enough to feel a little less alone.  She was worried and scared but she was going to try to hold it together.  She was not going to cry.  Tears would solve nothing and she did not want Ivan and Commander Kizaki to think less of her.

"I hope he's okay, too."

The catch in her voice concerned her.  She hoped neither man had noticed it and, if they had, she hoped they would not call attention to it.

Commander Gamlin Kizaki
The Legend Lives


Gamlin sat on the bunk opposite Aria and Ivan.  They and Blackwell, if he survived, were all that they had out here.  They could not fully trust their hosts, not yet.  They might be the only humans in this part of space and that thought both frightened and concerned him.

If we're the only ones out here...

He looked at Aria.

...that means she's the only woman.

That meant, at some point, she would have to choose one of them or all of them or a couple of them to share her bed.  Or perhaps none of them.  It was her perogative, after all.  But it would not hurt to break down the artificial walls between them all.

"Considering the circumstances, you both should call me Gamlin."