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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2007, 08:37:08 PM »
Zed's embrace caught her completely off guard and so did, of course, the kiss. Once again life had refused to conform to her plans. She had to admit that this deviation was of the more pleasant kind and the kiss itself was breathtaking enough to dam the torrent of worried thoughts that lurked in the back of her mind.

"Yes, yes I am. And glad to be alive"

Despite having both her feet back on deck Mjuiri still felt slightly dizzy. She had lost her focus and that made her vulnerable to the effects of whatever chemicals her body had produced in response to the wildly fluctuating emotional spectrum she had experienced up until now. All she managed to do as Zed picked up his helmet was staring in disbelief and nervously look around trying to judge just who where looking and what their reactions seemed to be.

"you guys all ok?"

Zed spoke again and she looked back at him, ears sloping downward as she looked up at his smiling face. She had planned to say... something, but she didn't, and Zed kissed her forhead and began more or less leading her back towards the rest of the pilots before she managed to regain her composure and walk more on her own accord instead of being dragged along.

Dempsey's reply to Zed's question about their well being earned him a glare from Mjuiri that despite her still showing hints of embarrassment managed to convey a warning not to continue that particular train of thought.

Zed however managed to steer the conversation back to something in Mjuiri's eyes much more easily discussed, The Samba's and the search for a weakness. Atleast Dempsey seemed to bite, sharing his own thoughts on the matter.

"Well... Is it just mer or that seems a bit easy? <...> we know what New Pantagonia need: SoundForce and JammingBirds"

"The Samba's have begun relying on their shields. Getting damaged for real is obviously new to them. Spirita do seem to disrupt them, but I doubt we can count on catching them by surprise the next time. They all felt the effects and some of them got away.But yes, Spirita weapons are a must to fight these things." Mjuiri unconsciously put emphasis on the word weapons. "Good job out there everyone. Now lets get ourselves to the ready rooms. We will just be in the way out here."

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2007, 11:14:36 PM »
Despite the forward progression to the topic at hand, Zed found his thoughts trailing to Mjuiri herself as she spoke.  Everything registered, it just wasn't his focus.  As she led the way to the ready rooms, he caught himself walking a step behind and admiring her posterior.  Easy boy, we got a job to do.  He stepped up the pace to walk even with her, and thought about the problem at hand.

"You guys remember what happened with those cicada?  Back when we were first getting checked out on twenty twos and there was the explosion?  Let's see if Yoshimoto can get us one of those.  At the very least we might be able to dent that fortress."

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2007, 10:55:07 AM »
2050.04.15 Friday, Afternoon
Rogue Planet ? Orbit

"... And get a medical team down here, we have one riding an escape pod, condition unknown."


Commander Yoshimoto looks distracted as he listens.  ?Understood,? comes his distant reply.  To someone else in the command center where he?s communicating from, he barks, ?send medics to the hangar!?  He then cuts the connection.

The ship shudders violently and is sent off course.  As it feels like a medium sized earthquake, it?s a fair bet that the latest volley of anti-ship reflex missiles were detonated relatively close to the CV-566 Brazil.

Captain Cassel?s vision has returned completely to normal, though he notices that the spiritia glow of people and the spiritia munitions is brighter than normal.  Though, he also thinks that it might just be all in his mind, as he?s still new to that ESP.

"Did you guys see anything at all that might have indicated what those variant Sambas were?  We need to find a weakness to the SSP or we're toast."

T?tul is the first to reply, ?BEEP upgrades?  BEEP man oh BEEP man!  Those BEEP mother BEEP sure BEEP ain?t BEEP good at BEEP much other than BEEP getting blown to BEEP big BEEP!  They BEEP seamed to BEEP be over BEEP reliant on their BEEP missiles launchers, and didn?t BEEP give a BEEP about anything else.  BEEP good for us!?

The ship shakes violently for a split second, and warning klaxons sound.  Accompanying them is a faint breeze ? the ship?s been breached!  Emergency hatches and seals lock in place a few moments later, and the sound of a damage control team being ordered to the damage areas can be heard in the background.

T?tul obtusely asks, ?Where?s Levi??  A glance over in the direction of Levi?s VF-11D Kai reveals that it is unmoved from where the ship?s inboard taxiing info system had instructed it to go.  It isn?t in a proper parking spot.  The cockpit is still closed as the battroid stands there serenely.

When Dempsey looks, he is alarmed.  Not so much that Levi?s spiritia emanations are weak, but that there is a small wisp of cloud floating just off of the cockpit section.  It?s unlike the faint neon-green glow to the eyes of the others who have advanced spiritia vision; which Dempsey notes is glowing brighter and more powerfully than normal.  It?s because it?s glowing a faint-brownish red colour, something that he has never seen before.

The wisp of cloud heads directly towards him, and stops about 1.5 m away.  It floats between 1.3 and 2.0 meters off of the deck.  Inside of his head, he hears a faint, extremely muffled voice.  It?s completely unclear, but he thinks it might be a human language.


The ship shudders, and then appears to be shaken into 3 or 5 identical copies.  It?s the standard optical illusion when a ship enters Super Dimension Space.  The ship has safely folded!

The moment that the ship enters the space fold, the wisp of cloud glows brighter, revealing 4 hazy appendages, two from the upper sides, and two from the bottom.  Once in Super Dimension Space, the enhanced view dissipates, and Dempsey can only discern the original wisp.  Though, he clearly understood one word from the wisp during the enhance view state:

LEVI!

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2007, 07:05:43 PM »
Zed is in damage control mode the moment the decompression klaxons sound.  Where's it coming from?  He doesn't even have time to move to a damage control station to report for emergency duty when the seal seems to contain the breach in the section of ship they are in.  "Where's Levi?" ****, nobody told me he was hit.  How did I not notice?  He looks around the hanger anxiously for Levi's fighter, internally berating himself for being so preoccupied with Mjuiri.  ...safety of my men first.  He's not even that strong of a pilot...

Zed looks around and tries to get the attention of an emergency medical crew, or even a deck officer, but everyone seems preoccupied with preparing to fold and the damage the ship has incurred.  Before he can run off for help, he experiences the side effects of a successful fold.  Not noticing Dempsey's reaction to the spiritia event, Zed runs to get an emergency crew to open up Levi's fighter and provide assistance.


******Leaving room for the actual response of crew and GM*********

Once things settle down enough for the Black Wraiths to leave the hanger, Mjuiri pulls Zed aside for a talk.  Internally Zed is full of turmoil, his heart in his throat.  I can't believe what's happening.  I hope she's not pissed off.  She sure looks beautiful, even with the grease and grime of combat still marking her face.  Is that what love is?  Seeing the best of someone even at their worst?


OOC: I apologize for the delay in posting.  I was in contact with Mr.F earlier in the week and we discussed the events unfolding and what we would like to see happen between Zed and Mjuiri.  Mr.F informed me that Mjuiri would definitely want/need to pull Zed aside to talk to him/dress him down for his conduct in front of the other squadron members, and maybe some other things as well.

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2007, 12:46:26 AM »
"Oh my god..." Was all that Vick could say. sure, he saw that in hundreads of movies, but THAT WAS THE F***ING REALITY HERE!!!! He swalow and try to say it clearly, just to asses the reality of the thing that's just happening.

"Oh my godness, he... He's just... His soul is... He's soul have disemboled from his corpse! His Spirit left his body!!!"

Saying that, a light just pop in his head:

"Spirit... SPIRITIA!!!! This must be some kind of Spirita Phenomenon! Never heard of somthing like that that but that must be it!!! I have to sing!!!"

Then he run away to his fighter, shaking, and try to get inside. (witch is hard since it's in Gerwalk mode)
"You know you got a Good Variable Fighter when you have so much weapons that you don't have enought fingers to press all the triggers in same time!"

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2007, 03:15:34 AM »
2050.04.15 Friday, Afternoon
Mid-Space Fold from the Rogue Planet to New Patagonia


Cassel spots Levi?s VF-11D Kai.  It?s unmoved, standing in Battroid mode in the center of the hanger ? an odd place, given that everyone was told where they were to park their VFs.  Lervi?s VF looks undamaged, but he can see Levi slumped over the controls in the cockpit.  He blinks and realizes that he doesn?t really see Levi, as the armoured canopy is still sealed, but his spiritia form.  What alarms Cassel the most is that Levi?s spiritia, which is usually brighter than a 100 W lightbulb, is dimmer than the average person when they are asleep!


The vaporous apparition follows Dempsey.  Shan spots it briefly, rubs his eyes, and then can?t see it.

As Dempsey scrambles up into the cockpit of his parked VF, he expends spiritia energy which causes his vision to clarify the vaporous apparition.  He stops as he makes out the white and red of a Space War I era VF pilot?s uniform.

Dempsey briefly recalls his briefings and classes in spiritia phenomenon and astral projection.  Most viewers of an astral projection reported either a form and shapeless vaporous cloud, a disembodied face or head, and rarely, what the person doing the astral projection was actually wearing at the time.  Dempsey knows that it is impossible to wear the SWI era uniforms under the Special Forces VF-22 pilot suit that he saw Levi in before leaving on the mission.  He surmises that it can?t be Levi!

He almost misses what the apparition is saying during his thoughts.  ?Apollo Base? Spiritia Fountain? Levi? must? go!?

The apparition begins fading completely from sight.  Dempsey instinctively knows that it?s used up whatever spiritia it had and is beyond his perceptions now.  Perhaps Levi would be able to still see it, if Levi weren?t incapacitated.



High Orbit of New Patagonia

1st Lt. Black?s ship had just defolded and she was given launch orders.  No particular objectives other than to take a squad of green sticks, as she describes them, in a patrol to check for survivors, dispose of any threats that may be out there, and capture all opponents for interrogation.

She had a vague idea of what could be lying in wait, in the clouds of scattered debris around the planet, as she had spent the last few weeks and months studying the Sector Seven Space Pirates during retraining on LV-426.  She was happy about that, as it put her behind the best of the VFs in the UN Spacy arsenal ? a VF-22 with SES Super Parts.  However, she had also studied the Black Samba extensively, and being one of the extremely few people to have actually interacted with one, let alone had physical contact with one, she knew the potential danger in her current mission.

She briefly cursed the Black Samba, if it weren?t for it contacting her during her free fall after ejection over the skies of LV-426, she would have stayed with the fleet that her father had directed her to, and would have had a normal military career battling normal foes.  Instead, after a few months on the front lines, she was placed into the bizarre, baffling, and some times frightening world of Spiritia Warfare Specialists; where she was to be the leader, or an elite member of another secret UN Intelligence Spiritia Warfare Special Forces Squadron.

Before other trained specialists came, the Sector Seven Space Pirates came calling, and left their mark on New Patagonia.  1st Lt. Black couldn?t even bring herself to glance in the direction of the planet, knowing how many had died, and unlike her wing mates, how many could possibly still be out there searching for the answer to why they had their bodies? stripped from them.  That was one of the important lessons that she had learned in Spiritia Warfare School ? death wasn?t necessarily the end of life.

Shaking those thoughts out of her head, she concentrated on the mission.  A few of the green sticks were slowing down and flying less animatedly while others were become overly reactionary to every object that came into sight.  This must have been their first experience on a battlefield full of corpses after a major battle.

And what a major battle it must have been.  Strewn about were chunks of UN Spacy equipment, ranging from space ship down to space suit, with plenty of debris from a plethora of VFs.  Amongst the debris, she could discern the remains of Zentraedi or Meltraendi mecha parts, and what could be Varuta or Black Samba.  She wasn't experienced with either to know what exactly the parts are from.

There wasn?t anything living alive, and the only things that showed up on any sensors, are residual charges in batteries that survived the destruction of whatever they were originally mounted in.

Approaching what looks like the nose cone of a Bolognese Stealth Frigate, she detects a faint IFF signal on the opposite side.  It?s not UN Spacy.

One of the more gung-ho members of the 12-man VF-19 squad she is with has also picked up on it.  ?Enemy mother BEEP ahead!  Let?s blast that mother BEEP to kingdom BEEP come and show them that they can?t BEEP vaporize a BEEP UN planet without getting BEEP themselves!?

1st Lt. Black spots about half the squad accelerating past her, with their leg weapon pallets opening up, readying themselves to fire a disgusting amount of missiles.

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2007, 02:45:27 PM »
2050.04.15 Friday, Afternoon
Mid-Space Fold from the Rogue Planet to New Patagonia


"Shit!" Mjuiri hissed as T'tul mentioned Levi. She had totally forgot about him since he had managed to make it back to the ship with the rest of them. A little whisper at the back of her head suggested other reasons for her to miss out on Levi's status, but she forcibly ignored it and hurried after her squadmates back towards Levi's VF.

Her other spirita specialist where rambling and shouting about some out of body experience, but Mjuiri ignored him. She surmised that either he was seeing things she couldn't or he was on a rush of some kind and wasn't thinking clearly. Either way there wasn't much she could do about it, and no second oppinion to be had since her only other spirita specialist was the source of their predicament.

Catching up with Zed as he stops and stares at Levi's VF Mjuiri just spared it a quick glance before moving past Zed towards the motionless VF. "Come on, lets see if we can open her up."

2050.04.15 Friday, Sometimes later when things have calmed down a bit
Mid-Space Fold from the Rogue Planet to New Patagonia


Mjuiri had dragged Zed away with the intention of berating him for his actions earlier, but somehow she found it hard to find her words and she made a less then strong first impression by opening and closing her mouth a few times as her eyes wandered about while her brain struggled for the proper words.

"Look. You can't do that in front of the squad." She did her best to gather some energy and put some force behind her words, but she was tired and all she could feel was relief when she looked at the very much alive Zed. "Screw it..." She concluded with a deep sigh burying her face in Zed's chest, hugging him. "I'm just too glad you are alright" With her face buried the words mostly turned into a mumble, just barely discernable.

Bringing her head back slightly from Zed's chest she looked up in the eyes. "But seriously, you can't do that in front of everyone like that. I can't give them any more reasons to demote or transfer me. They have enough without me.. or you... adding another one to the list."

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2007, 05:35:47 PM »
The mission was supposed to be simple.  Yeah sure, that's what they all sound like on paper.  She hoped the squadrom members of Quiet Riot would have a better time on their first missions than she did.

The faint IFF had her curious, and she was starting to try and analyze the distance and type, or at least who the IFF was  broadcasting itself as when Marauder broke radio silence, rather explosively, and with a good deal of expletives:
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"Enemy mother BEEP ahead!  Let's blast that mother BEEP to kingdom BEEP come and show them that they can't BEEP vaporize a BEEP UN planet without getting BEEP themselves!"

Celes couldn't believe her luck.  Of everything to go wrong today...  She watched the guys blaze off and she flicks on her squad's band.  "Riot! Get your asses back in formation!  This stinks of a trap dammit!  She pauses a moment and growls, "Everyone who doesn't want a general court-martial, follow me!" she growls, and Lt. Black does her best to lead the others down under the deceased frigate's nosecone for a second prong of any needed counter attack.

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1. Radio (cause laser would probably get skipped)
2-3.(?) Pilot under the destroyed nosecone with whoever of the 17 squad who doesn't wish to run head-long the other direction.
4+ Reserve for Dodge.

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #53 on: September 30, 2007, 12:46:51 PM »
2050.04.15 Friday, Afternoon
Mid-Space Fold from the Rogue Planet to New Patagonia


Opening Levi?s VF-11D Kai is as easy as pressing the right switch below the canopy of the cockpit section.  The difficulty is that he?s in battroid mode and it will take more than a jump to get to it.

There is nothing usable within site.  However, there are the VFs that they came in on parked to one side of the hanger.  There?s enough room in the hanger to do some fancy VTOL work and transform from jet mode to battroid.

As everyone is contemplating how to reach the access panel, Dempsey runs up, pointing in the general direction of his VF, and sputtering half sentences and other gibberish that no can make sense.

T?tul punches him on the arm to knock some sense into him.  ?What the BEEP you BEEP on?  Slow down a BEEP minute, for BEEP sake!?

Dempsey catches his breath, and taking another worried look over his shoulder at his parked VF, he says, ?I saw one!  I saw one!  I saw one!  A spiritia apparition!  A real one!  And it talked!  It said that Levi must go to a Spiritia Fountain at Apollo Base, whatever that means.  And I saw one!  My buddies back in spiritia warfare training school will be blown away for sure.  I saw one!?



High Orbit of New Patagonia

"Riot! Get your asses back in formation!  This stinks of a trap dammit!  ...  Everyone who doesn't want a general court-martial, follow me!"

?Right, ma?am? sir,? comes Marauders immediate reply.  He is biting his lip, holding back both a rude reply and his desire to bring pain and suffering to the SSSP.

The other members of Quiet Riot squad who had leapt to action, also throttle down, and slide back into formation.  All of their weapon pallets are closed.  Nevertheless, Celes feels their nervous thumbs twitching over the HOTAS.

Heading around to the other side, they find a single Queadlunn Rau.  It looks completely undamaged, and is lying face down (if that is possible in directionless space) with all limbs spread outwards on the remains of the nose of the Bolognese Frigate.  It?s missile bays are open, and they are completely empty.

?About time someone found me...? comes a static filled broadcast, presumably from the Queadlunn Rau.  The voice sounds highly stressed, tired, and there is a chattering of teeth accompanying the words.  ?I?ve been out here for about 30 hours... per chance you guys have with you a macro-sized toilet?  I really, really, really have to go!?  There is plenty of urgency in the voice.

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2007, 03:20:17 PM »
2050.04.15 Friday, Afternoon
Mid-Space Fold from the Rogue Planet to New Patagonia


Mjuiri gave Dempsey a long look. "Well Levi doesn't seem to be going anywhere unless we take him somewhere. I'll try to get a my VF over here. Dempsey and Cassel  I'll lift you two up there to get Levi out and see how he is doing. T'tul you go see if those medics I called for got lost on the way, we might need them." She gave everyone one final look to see if they had all understood before heading away to the nearest suitably placed VF.

Getting her helmet back on while jogging was a well practised manoeuvre and by the time she began climbing up into the cockpit the helmet was already on without her ever actually thinking about putting it on. Once inside she powered it up, skiping all but the most essential preflight checks (primarily systems that as to do with delicate manoeuvring ;) ), and got to work lifting her bird up enough to transform it into battloid mode.

Once (if) successful she carefully walked her battloid over to Levi's VF, kneeling beside it and holding out a hand for Dempsey and Cassel to use as an elevator.

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #55 on: October 03, 2007, 11:29:37 PM »
Vick wake up from his happy mode, realising that his friend was still not in good situation. when his commander talk to him.

"Well Levi doesn't seem to be going anywhere unless we take him somewhere. I'll try to get a my VF over here. Dempsey and Cassel  I'll lift you two up there to get Levi out and see how he is doing. T'tul you go see if those medics I called for got lost on the way, we might need them."

"Yes Maam"

Her Battroid arrive rapidly, then he and Zed get in the hands of the VF who lift them to cockpit of the VF-11D Kai. They pull the emergency Cockpit opening mecanism and the canope tilt up, revealing a big AI computer in the place of the pilot seat and the transparent support bubble with Levi inside. Cassel looked puzzled by that conception.

"Let me open that: I'ved used this kind of seat for nearly a year... Be ready to unrestrain him."

Depsey quikly find the exterior opening button and open the bubble, revealing the spiritia speacialist. Vick check his vital sings while whristling Totsumeki love heart, trying to wake him.

"He looks okay, but he still not awake. Let's get it out there. Here, take his legs."
 
Carefully, the two black wraiths get their friend out of his cockpit and in the hands of M'juri's VF-22's Batroid.

"He look completly worn out... Maybe i can wake him with a powerfull Spiritia reaction... You can get us down Maam!"

OOC: Sorry for the name mistake, and sorry to have used your character, Inovian. hope you'll forgive me
« Last Edit: October 04, 2007, 11:20:31 AM by Halley »
"You know you got a Good Variable Fighter when you have so much weapons that you don't have enought fingers to press all the triggers in same time!"

- A Test Pilot on New Edwards Base

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2007, 06:29:02 PM »

There was a rush that had built up from the spark of going into battle that defused when she saw it was a Q-rau, but then Celes breathed it all out to clear her head.  She was still wary of a trap, and wished that she could of used the laser comms to have reined in the squad.  She spends a moment to think about it and get a better look at the mecha doing a dead-man's float out there before sending orders.

"Alright guys, form a 1km perimeter and keep your eyes open.  Magma, you and your wingmate, watch our friend here, let's make sure she is who she says she is." Black orders via laser comms before going back to the short-range radio, directing it to the Que-Rau while forming with the other two into a slow random orbit in Battloid form (provided it doesn't dump ordinance to do so, if it does, jet form will still suffice).

"This is 1st. Lt. Black, I'm sorry but they've yet to design a mecha that turns into a port-a-john ma'am.  Report your status please."  She comms, while giving the power armor an inspection with her optics to look for damage on the armor as well as any ID as to who the mecha was with.

Celes knew she'd likely have to send a comms back to the ship for help on what to do with a survivor out here, and that nagged her and she gave the surrounding area a good look over too for any debris that could hide a mecha.

Actions:
1. Laser Comm
2. Radio
3+. Inspection (or defense/dodge if attacked)

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2007, 11:13:25 PM »
OOC:  No problem Halley.  Sorry its taken me so long to reply guys.  Been fighting for inspiration, and been working hard.

BIC:

2050.04.15 Friday, Afternoon
Mid-Space Fold from the Rogue Planet to New Patagonia


Zed did his best to be helpful, concern for Levi filling his mind.  Following Dempsey's lead he uses what medical knowledge he has.  He's at a loss for words, hoping not to lose yet another friend and comrade.

2050.04.15 Friday, Sometimes later when things have calmed down a bit
Mid-Space Fold from the Rogue Planet to New Patagonia


Bringing her head back slightly from Zed's chest she looked up in the eyes. "But seriously, you can't do that in front of everyone like that. I can't give them any more reasons to demote or transfer me. They have enough without me.. or you... adding another one to the list."

Placing his arms around Mjuiri, Zed smiles down at her.  "Don't worry, I won't let that happen, and I'll behave myself.  For the record you're not doing bad.  You haven't gotten nearly as many people killed as I have."  The smile slightly fades from Zed's face as memories of those lost try to intrude on the moment.  He squashes them by leaning down and kissing Mjuiri full on the lips, parting them with his tongue and gently caressing hers.  "Will you spend the night with me?"

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2007, 09:41:42 AM »
OOC: Halley, thanks for the description of the cockpit of Levi?s VF-11D Kai!

2050.04.15 Friday, Afternoon
Mid-Space Fold from the Rogue Planet to New Patagonia


Dempsey checks Levi?s vitals.  His breathing is shallow, and is heartbeat is slow.  At first, he thinks that Levi is in a deep sleep.  But then he remembers something about people in a coma, and how Levi?s present state has similar characteristics.*

His singing and concurrent release of spiritia towards Levi has no effect.  Though, he does perceive his spiritia energy being sucked into Levi?s neck.  He remembers the briefing about Levi acquiring a spiritia entity and it being located in his neck.

T?tul trots up with a pair of medics in tow.  All three of them stare up at Kavryn?s battloid?s outstretched hands.

* I was never taught to recognize people in a coma when I had first-aid training.  So, I?m considering the coma diagnosis as something a doctor or possibly a paramedic could do.  It could be from Spiritia Warfare Training.  Take the diagnosis with a grain of salt, as that?s how I think Dempsey would take it.



High Orbit of New Patagonia

The Quiet Riot squad disperses out to a 1 Km patrol radius.

Black remembers that all of the larger UN Spacy ships (that?s basically everything larger than a Bolognese Frigate) have a special Zentraedi sized airlock, pilots room and facilities off of one of the larger hangers.  The ship she came in on has those facilities.

The Meltraendi pilot tsks sarcastically at 1st Lt. Black?s quip about transforming toilets.  ?Main power is offline, and emergency power is down to the last 3%.  I?ve had to turn off the heater to retain power and its damn cold in here?

Black?s thermo scans confirm that though the Queadlunn-Rau is warmer than surrounding space, it?s not that much warmer.  The center of the pilot?s body is the warmest part, and it looks like her fingers and toes are frozen.

The pilot continues through chattering teeth.  ?Oxygen is? virtually gone.?

Black doesn?t spot any damage beyond the usual wear and tear and some micrometeorite scars.  She spots some insignia that look like they have been hand painted over the original Meltraendi symbols.  Her VF?s computer, after analyzing it, displays a similar symbol.  It?s the insignia of the Meltraendi mercenaries who are known associates of the Sector Seven Space Pirates.

?I have information? information on the Pirates and that evil SOB, the Sultan,? the Meltraendi pilot broadcasts.  ?It?s about their next target.  But I won?t tell until once I?m on one of your ships, taken a piss, and am guaranteed immunity!?

Black?s repeated scans come up with a threat assessment for the Queadlunn-Rau: it?s about as threatening as an asteroid half its size; the kind that pose a threat only if someone or something else accelerates the asteroid into you.  In other words, no threat from the mecha, and little to no threat from the pilot once she is out of the mecha.


OOC: there was a slight rule change whilst you were away: in my game(s) the majority of VFs don?t dump wing-mounted ordinance when transforming (though the VF-19, and possibly one or two others, can?t remember if it includes the VF-22) are the exceptions.)  Currently, there is nothing mounted on the wings.

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Re: VIFA-3 Black Wraiths Chapter 6: Hidden Fortress
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2007, 09:48:46 AM »
LV-426 - Koya Marine Complex
Slightly earlier (than the main story)

2nd Lt. Jack Forinas was sore, very saddle sore.  He had just finished another Mk 3.09 training session with Major Prefontaine; this time, it was a game of paintball in the rocky outcroppings in a distant corner of the Koya Marine Complex.  Forinas had gotten the impression that Major Prefontaine was a sadist.  This latest training only confirmed that impression.

Despite the rigours of power armour training, he was immediately dumped into a VF-22 combat simulation.  Until now, he had been put through the paces battling virtual VFs, Zentraedi mecha, even Varuta fighters.  Today marked the first time he was being put up against the feared opponents of the Black Wraiths - a Black Samba!

The operators advice was brief, ?You won?t be able to scratch him until you?ve taken out his shields with the spiritia missiles.  Try not to let him get too close either.?

The sim started, and Forinas found herself in an asteroid field over a blue-green world.  The asteroids were spaced some 500 to 1,500 m apart, and they ranged in size from just barely large enough to hide a VF, to 200 m.  He had appeared in a clearing in the middle of the field, with the closest asteroids being 1,500 m in all directions.  His VF-22 was in fighter mode, and was waiting for his control input before moving.

Out of the cloud of rocks directly in front of him emerged a tawny Black Samba; most likely coloured tawny by the operator to make the sim easier for him - this being his first time against the powerful foe.

The Black Samba wasn?t making it easy on her.  It accelerated directly towards him, unleashing 20 micro-missiles in the process.


OOC: you?ll find your VF-22?s stats here: http://www.macrossroleplay.org/Sketchley/BWcharacters/BWsLoadout&status.rtf
You have 6 actions.

Yes, it's the same training programme as before.  Ease for the GM = a happy GM.
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