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VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« on: May 29, 2011, 01:27:26 AM »
Summary of missions to date (picture it like a series of flashbacks that open your favourite TV show to get you back into the mindset of the show, and remind you of key events - some relevant to the story that follows):

Mission 0:
2057: Mr. Bushi, an intelligence operative for Unified Intelligence under Major General Yoshimoto's command, travels to the TMNT reality to learn where and how Sheik Yer-bootii acquired time travel technology.  He learns that Yer-bootii acquired it from The Janus; which was found some time in the future in the M55NGC6909 Planetary Cluster.

Mission 1: 2059: the Black Wraiths attempt to retrieve The Janus in the M55NGC6909 Planetary Cluster fails when a Black Samba is discovered waiting in ambush for them.  The SDFN-08 Fokker undergoes a series of space folds to find and develop a weapon that will defeat the Black Samba's energy barrier: Super Fold Quartz (SFQ) based beam weapons.  Cassel is captured by Sheik Yer-bootii's forces during the rescue of the ambushed Black Wraiths.

Mission 2: 2008: the Black Wraiths defeat a Black Samba that had been sent to kill Roy Fokker on Mayan Island during the Tori-no-hito Incident.  During the battle, Kavryn is forced to the future.  In 2067: Kavrn and Cassel are rescued in the future by the SDFN-08 Fokker. The Great Gulch forms.

Mission 3: 2045.02: the Black Wraiths defeat a Black Samba flying Biological Super Soldier who had been sent to kill Basara Nekki in the Macross 7 fleet.  They also steal star chart information to help Unified Intelligence pinpoint Sheik Yer-bootii's secret base.  A large area around Fire Bomber's apartment building in the Akusho Colony Capsule is damaged or destroyed.  The long term effects of the destruction are unknown.

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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 01:34:23 AM »
Time since Sheik Yer-bootii took control: 38 days
SDFN-08 - in space-fold: Deep Space -> Earth
2067.06.10


The Black Wraiths are debriefed and given a couple of days leave to rest and recuperate from the mission to the Macross 7 Fleet.

At the end of the leave, they are summoned to Major General Yoshimoto's office and are briefed on their next mission: Sheik Yer-bootii's forces stop Isamu Alva Dyson from reaching the SDF-1 and destroying the main computer system that Sharon Apple has taken control of.  Instead, Sheik Yer-bootii's forces take control of the people under Sharon Apple's mind-controlled; taking control of the Unified Forces Earth Headquarters.  Using Sharon Apple, they eventually subvert and control the entire area under Unified Government control.

The Black Wraith's mission is to protect Isamu Alva Dyson from Sheik Yer-bootii's Black Samba in the same VF-14 and VF-17 they used in the preceding mission to the Macross 7 Fleet.  Their VFs are being repaired as they speak, and the Black Wraiths are to spend the next 5 days training for their mission.

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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 01:49:28 AM »
Time since Sheik Yer-bootii took control: 45 days
SDFN-08 - near Earth
BW time: 2067.06.17; location time: 2040.03. a day before the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the end of the First Interstellar War.


7 days later, and a trip back in time, the SDFN-08 Fokker defolds on the opposite side of 3753 Cruithne, near Earth.  It's defold is undetected by the Earth Defence Fleet.

The Black Wraiths are deployed from the ship, and must make the long flight to Earth in their cockpits.

As per Colonel Yamato's briefing, they wait behind some solar panels of an unmanned satellite near where Isamu Alva Dyson's YF-19 will defold.

Everyone tenses up as the time that Dyson is due to arrive draws near.  They tense up even more, as the arrival time passes.

15 minutes after Dyson was due to arrive, Yamato establishes a laser communication link with the Black Wraiths.  "Something's not right.  Any suggestions?"

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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 10:17:35 AM »
Wolfie quickly program his Radome to serve as a laser communication hub-server by relaying all the messages to all the VFs and that the other VF will only have to send one signal to his VF to relay it to everyone.

"Ma'am, do we have confirmation that Dyson and Bowman have folded? If yes, well it's theorically possible that Sultan's Faction have created a Fold Fault or any type of Fold disruption so they could stop it before they arrive earth..."
"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 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2011, 09:37:21 AM »
Tyrell Sat there in the cockpit, still slightly shaken from the previous mission when he heard the words of the boss over the radio, "Something's not right.  Any suggestions?"

"are we sure we got the right co-ordinates," He asks over the radio back to her.

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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2011, 11:38:16 AM »
Time since Sheik Yer-bootii took control: 45 days
SDFN-08 - near Earth
BW time: 2067.06.17; location time: 2040.03. a day before the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the end of the First Interstellar War.

"are we sure we got the right co-ordinates,"


Yamato looks at the coordinates on her navigation computer, then replies, "we're at the right coordinates, and as the appearance point is historical fact..."

After a further moment's thought, she adds, "... and as the entire automated Earth Defence Satellite network went gonzo after he appeared... and as that hasn't happened yet..."

"Ma'am, do we have confirmation that Dyson and Bowman have folded? If yes, well it's theoretically possible that Sultan's Faction have created a Fold Fault or any type of Fold disruption so they could stop it before they arrive earth..."

"Hmmm," Yamato mulls over the question.  She doesn't like Archer's suggestion.  But it's the only one that sounds logical at the moment.

She continues, "alright, back to base.  Cuz, I gotta pee, and I hate doing it in the MAG.

Archer, we'll tell old man Yoshimoto once we get back to the ship."


The Black Wraiths stealthily retreat, and return to the SDFN-08.  Once inside a pressurized area, Yamato races to the nearest W/C.

A few minutes later, and with noticeable relief on her face, she waves them to follow her to the debriefing.

When Yamato prompts Archer to tell Yoshimoto his suggestion, Yoshimoto grows quiet and the colour drains from his face.

He dismisses the Black Wraiths for the day, and they see him picking up one of the red phones in his desk drawer as they're leaving.

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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2011, 11:44:57 AM »
Time since Sheik Yer-bootii took control: 46 days
SDFN-08 - deep space near Eden
BW time: 2067.06.18; location time: 2040.03. two days before SWI's 30th Anniversary


A day later, the Black Wraiths are assembled in a briefing lounge, waiting for mission orders.  Through the grape vine, they heard that the Stealth Variable Carrier Ragnarok deployed yesterday with a covert intelligence team.

Very quickly, the Black Wraiths surmised that the ship had been sent to Eden to confirm that Isamu  Alva Dyson and the YF-19 had folded to Earth - or will do that in a couple of hours, given that the SDFN-08 has travelled back in time during the intervening day.

Yamato is, once more, complaining about the apparent lack of progress in finding the Sheik's secret hideout.  Laframboise and Donner are around her, rolling their eyes as she continues her lecture.

Archer and Tyrell are sitting near each other, waiting for the mission briefing to start.  They're both excited, because just before arriving in the briefing lounge, they overheard the engineers and mechanics talking excitedly in quiet voices about "Dimensional Resonance Bullets" and "a new weapon to stick it to the Black Sambas".

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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2011, 01:00:57 PM »
Wolfie was Exited about what he herd from the techs and that was easily seen from his attitude: he was like a kid who know he's going to a toy store.

(to Tyrell)"Oh Men, i'm eager to see theses new devices! Dimentional Resonance Bullets! Now where talking! A multi-dimentional cascade who make the bullet shift from many dimentions so it can pass through the sheild by shifting between others dimention and going back! It's complicated, so probably costly, but it may be very usefull. You have an idea what's the other thing?"
"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 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011, 12:01:27 PM »
Time since Sheik Yer-bootii took control: 46 days
SDFN-08 - deep space near Eden
BW time: 2067.06.18; location time: 2040.03. two days before SWI's 30th Anniversary

Major General Yoshimoto enters the briefing lounge.  He heads to the pedestal at the front of the room, and sticks a memory stick into it and taps the control interface on the top.  Satisfied that he's ready, he looks up at the Black Wraiths, and stands glaring until everyone is quiet and paying attention to him.

"It's just been confirmed that Isamu Alva Dyson left Eden," he begins, "as per the history books.  Therefore, whatever happened to him, did so during the fold to Earth.

It's your mission to shadow Isamu in the fold, and make sure that he defolds at the time and place history dictates he must."

Yoshimoto pauses to let the risk inherent in the operation sink in.  Though craft with different fold boosters on the same course have travelled within the same fold bubble in the Super Dimension, merging two separate fold bubbles has never happened before.  Or, if it has, it hasn't happened without both parties disappearing into the Super Dimension.

As Yoshimoto notes the faces of the Black Wraiths' pilot's paling, he continues.  "Due to the inherent complexity of finding, joining and merging up with Isamu's fold bubble, only 3 of you will be going.  Yamato, you're in command and the support position.  Archer, your job is to locate, plot the intercept course, adjust the fold bubble's frequency to join Isamu's, and maintain the Black Wraith's position to the rear of Isamu.  Tyrell, you're point man.  The rest of you will be staying behind."

Donner lets out a faint groan that he's not going to be going on such a high-risk, high-return mission.  Laframboise visibly relaxes and lets out an audible sigh of relief.

Yoshimoto continues, "you're going to be in super pack and super fold booster equipped VF-25.  Yamato, you're in an armour pack."

Yamato nods.  Yoshimoto continues, "the engineers have developed Dimensional Resonance gun pod bullets as a new weapon to use against the Black Sambas.  They assure me that they're effective against the Black Sambas as the bullets will be able to slip past their reality exclusion fields  However, the scientists think that the engineers are being overly enthusiastic and that the bullets will only be in the same space-time location as the Black Samba part of the time.  They stress that the bullets will not have the same effects as normal gun pod bullets hitting a normal target... most likely partially effective.  But partially effective is better then ineffective.

Your VFs are having software installed that, the scientists assure me, will measure the effectiveness of the DR bullets, and increase their effectiveness each time they are used.  However, you're VFs are still being equipped with the SFQ beam weapons, as untried weapons are untried."

Yamato raises her hand.   "I'm presuming that because we'll have fold boosters strapped to our rides, we'll be stuck in fighter mode."

Yoshimoto nods, "correct.  Transforming requires the ejection of the fold booster, which is inadvisable."

Yamato asks another question, "are we expecting any attacks on Isamu by the Sheik's forces during the op?"

Yoshimoto recalls the intel that was gathered.  "we are expecting an attack, but it's unclear what form it'll take.  A direct attack using similar methods to merge with Isamu's YF-19 or sabotage on his fold booster.  Nevertheless, if a Black Samba shows up, get it before it can get a shot on you."

Yamato cocks her head to one side.  "Why's that?"

Yoshimoto curtly answers, "if it hits and disables or knocks your fold booster off, you'll disintegrate in the Super Dimension."

Yamato, "good point."  She looks at Archer and Tyrell, with fear noticeable in her eyes.  "No pussy-footing around this time, eh?"

Yoshimoto concludes, "any questions?"

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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 03:05:55 PM »
Wolfie was a bit perplexed by the task they was puting on his shoulders: as the missions come, he still have to sharpen his technical skills by doing precision task on missions who would usually need a specialist in the domain, but since he was the technical expert of the squadron, he had to be that specialist. He was lucky last time when his computer skills where enouph to hack the M7 core, but this time, it's another story. Sure, he know how a fold Drive is made and can dissable and reassemble it with no problem, and he know how to plot a course and the basic physics about it, but a fold bubble merging was not on the program of any course during his academy.

"No pussy-footing around this time, eh?"

The tech swallowed difficultly: if the squadron leader feared what will come, then he will have to make sure her confidence will be well placed.

"any questions?"

He quickly raise his hand: "General, may i have the assitance of a Fold Physics specialist and a specially tuned simulator to train for this mission? Also, did we have rejected the theory of a fold fault or other yay to block the way of the YF-19?"
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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 05:18:17 PM »
Tyrell hears that he'll be taking point and that they'll all be flying VF25's, he had very little exposure to the 25, hell he only had an hour of familiarisation flight time. But there was just one thing that niggled at the back of his mind.
"General, If we're flying 25's and we're spotted by someone or something in the target time, what would the repercussions be from that?"

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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2011, 10:10:41 AM »
"Effectively, it's a risk... If i remember correctly, Engeneer Yan Newmann is onboard at the EWO/Elint seat of the YF-19..."
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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2011, 11:33:24 AM »
Time since Sheik Yer-bootii took control: 46 days
SDFN-08 - deep space near Eden
BW time: 2067.06.18; location time: 2040.03. two days before SWI's 30th Anniversary

"General, may i have the assistance of a Fold Physics specialist and a specially tuned simulator to train for this mission?  Also, did we have rejected the theory of a fold fault or other yay to block the way of the YF-19?"


Yoshimoto replies, "no fold dislocations have been detected in the area, and none formed during the transit time...

... you'll be going on the mission in approximately 60 minutes.  Therefore, you can have up to 30 minutes with the techs to brush up on your skills... but, I don't see why you'll need them, as it's not so much a fold generation challenge, but an engineering one... something that matches your skill set and should be fairly rudimentary for you..."

Yamato's eyes flit between Yoshimoto and Archer.  She's definitely worried that the general is taking such a cavalier attitude to the mission insertion.



"General, If we're flying 25's and we're spotted by someone or something in the target time, what would the repercussions be from that?"

"Effectively, it's a risk... If i remember correctly, Engineer Jan Neuman is on-board at the EWO/Elint seat of the YF-19..."


Yoshimoto looks at Tyrell, "not good.  Which is why you're not going to get spotted."

His eyes flit across the Black Wraiths' pilots.  "The history books tell us that Isamu Alva Dyson and Jan Neuman slept through most, if not all of the time spent in fold.  I seriously doubt that when they weren't asleep, that they were looking outside the cockpit, let alone monitoring radar and radio transmissions inside the fold bubble.

Nevertheless, you three are to engage in radar and radio jamming during the time spent near the YF-19 target vehicle.  This shouldn't be a problem for your communications, as the modulating frequencies of the VF-25's radio transceivers will compensate for the jamming of the specific frequencies that the YF-19 used, and as the YF-19 isn't designed to monitor fold waves, there's no risk of your fold wave radar being detected.

Though, our specialists recommend that you keep to the rear of the YF-19.  If you come under fire or if a target appears to the sides or front of the YF-19, you must destroy it or disable it's fold engines immediately upon detection.  With luck, if Dyson and Neuman aren't sleeping and do notice the destruction of a target, they'll think that they're tripping out from the sensation of being separated from their ethereal body...

... with luck."

Yoshimoto looks at the pilots.  "Any more questions?  If not, you're dismissed to prep for the mission."

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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2011, 03:18:34 PM »
The Black wraith could see Wolfie jump up on his feet, execute a fast falute and then run to the exit. He take the direction of the Navigation section and serch for the best Fold expert and said to him:

"we have less then an hour to learn how to merge two Fold Bubbles without killing ourselves! Where do we begin?"

"Are you nuts?" He awsered, "Such a thing have never been done!"

"Just make it happen!"

For a long time, the tech and the specialist talked and argued in front of a simulator, writing a program who should compensate for the dimensions variable's and Fold Feild integrity breach during the Merging. When the Black Wraith assemble near their Craft, Wolfie , with his spacesuit half-on and Chief Naud ("Body" for his friends) where still prepping the Fold Booster's Computer for the operation.

Finally, the two guys shake their hands and the Black Wraith Technician finish putting his suit on, installed himself in his cockpit, made a ckecklist and raised his thumb ton Yamato and Tyrell:

"I'M about as ready i can be... Just hope it will work. And if not, desactivating our time feild may, and i say MAY, be our only way to survive..."


EDIT: changed name Donner to Tyrell.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2011, 09:47:14 AM by Sketchley »
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Re: VIFA-3 BW2 Mission 4: Plus the Space-fold
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2011, 09:56:39 AM »
Time since Sheik Yer-bootii took control: 46 days
SDFN-08 - deep space near Eden
BW time: 2067.06.18; location time: 2040.03. two days before SWI's 30th Anniversary


"I'm about as ready i can be... Just hope it will work. And if not, deactivating our time field may, and I say MAY, be our only way to survive..."

Yamato gives Tyrell a look that indicates that she thinks that deactivating the time displacement field is a long shot, at best.

Shortly afterwards, the Black Wraiths strap themselves into their respective cockpits, and launch from the arm of the SDFN-08 Fokker.  Moments after that, they merge together in a tight formation.

Yamato orders, "alright, Archer, get on my 5 o'clock.  Tyrell on my 3.  Synch up fold engines and engage on my mark."

"3... 2... 1... mark!"

The three fighters' fold boosters charge up and form an entrance into the pocket of real space in the Super Dimension.

After checking and rechecking that all systems are functioning and they are travelling on the preprogrammed route, Yamato radios the others.  "We're on a course with a similar trajectory to Isamu Alva Dyson's fold route from Eden to Earth.  Archer, you should be able to detect his fold displacement on your fold wave sensors any time now."

Archer looks and picks up a couple of blips on the fold wave sensors.*

While Archer's attention is focused on the sensor readings, Yamato whispers over the radio to Tyrell, "you trust him to get it right?  ... you know, merging the fold fields?"



SPOILER: for Halley's eyes only:
* Random nose.  A different blip appears and grows steadily larger as they flight draws closer to it.  With a few fiddles of the sensors, he determines it's Isamu.  The Black Wraiths will be merging with it in about 15 seconds unless if Archer instructs the others to reduce their fold drive's speed.