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    32 KB Destroyer Quest II Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)18:01 No.12340707  
    All in one place summary: http://pastebin.com/HNTQKkP6

    Everyone's counting on you, Captain 4-8C Farlander.

    I'll give those who need it a few minutes to catch up.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)18:06 No.12340755
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    Your staff.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)18:09 No.12340789
    (some unfinished business from last time)

    The injured Major Pax promises you a full report after her Bacta treatments. An attending medical droid politely but insistently shoos you out.

    >"Major Madine, how well do you believe we could craft a fake transmission to the Exigency fleet at Procca Major? The communication would originate from the Hierarch, and report that the escaping vessel has been destroyed but that the Hierarch's hyperdrive has been disabled.
    "Such a course of action should allow us more time to clean out the rest of the civilian ships."

    Major Madine points to Valin. "We're holoscanning the captain right now. Faking transmissions won't be a problem. A recommendation, sir. Exigency repair ships could arrive in under two hours, but the same trip on backup drives would take six times as long. It might buy us more time if we tell them the Hierarch is damaged but returning to base under its own power."

    "Very good, major," you observe his body language, "but there's something else you wanted to tell me."

    Madine is obviously not happy with the prospect he's facing. "Sir, the Hierarch has a crew of over 38,000. If they stage a revolt, my troops onboard won't stand a chance. And that's not even considering sabotage. Holding onto that ship in the long run might call for marooning the entire crew somewhere planet side. I've run the numbers. If we commandeer the larger civilian freighters in a suitable system, we can move all of the Hierarch's people and supplies in under a day."

    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)18:16 No.12340864
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    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)18:19 No.12340895
    Anyone from last time here?
    >> Foba_Bett 10/05/10(Tue)18:19 No.12340900
    "Sup bitches

    Let's do this thing.

    >Engaging insubordination correction protocol:

    "Tell me, do you think the technicians could rig up a system, where the oxygen atmosphere could be dumped within 20-40 seconds? Merely as a precaution, you understand. I intend to use our newly acquired ship to coerce locals to cooperate...

    >engaging subservience subroutines

    ...with proper command authorization, of course.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)18:21 No.12340920
    That picture of Madine now has me wanting to participate. I think he reminds me of Gene Wilder or something.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)18:24 No.12340953
    "Definitely possible, sir, but it would take time. Two to three days if we had access to a major shipyard and committed all the engineering teams to it. Modifying on the move with the current flotilla situation? I can't even guess how long it would take."
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)18:28 No.12340991
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    And here's a map

    Dantus systems:
    Uninhabited. Automated refineries around gas giant Vaun, the system's only planet.

    Regional supply depot. Orbital dock at Lidaan Station. Minor support colony planetside at Lidaan II. Governor Quane.

    Early stage agricultural colony at Ortiza II. Governor Tameron.

    Rumi's Star

    Procca Major
    Sector Fleet Headquarters at Vanguard Station orbiting Vanguard (third planet). Support colony and naval academy planetside. Mining operations in outer asteroid belt. Admiral Flint.

    Major shipping and transit hub. Urban center on Harridan IV with civilian docks and shipyard planetside. Governor Vergo.

    Mining facilities in asteroid belt mothballed in post-Catastrophe drawdown of Imperial presence.

    Exigency systems:
    Henod III a verdant world possessing a biosphere highly toxic to humans. Homeworld of pre-spacefaring Henodian civilization. Exigency conducts limited trade with native species for useful medical reagents.

    Pre Catastrophe minor imperial outpost on second planet Troska, since repurposed and fortified by Exigency as regional command base. Significant fuel refineries and other heavy industry on surface.

    Uninhabited. Rumored location of pirate shadowport.
    >> Foba_Bett 10/05/10(Tue)18:29 No.12341002

    "Very well. A skeleton loyal crew is better than an over-inflated disloyal one."

    >accessing information storage.... done
    >request access to current fleet resources, updated as of last battle
    >> Foba_Bett 10/05/10(Tue)18:35 No.12341063
    Oh, and just as a heads up, I'm going to be gone in half an hour. This is really fun, but delicious Pathfinder comes first.

    Surely there will be other SW dorks who'll be here like shareware.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)18:36 No.12341070
    You've received a status report from Commander Vosk:

    Repairs on schedule. Virus purged or contained from all ships in system. Restoration of ESD Hierarch database ongoing. Basic functions restored to IS Ephemera, ESD Hierarch, 9 civilian freighters. Irreparable navicomp damage to 39 remaining ships. Engineering teams state temporary slave-rigging will allow two synchronized hyperspace jumps to neighbouring systems before permanent navicomp failure. If we dock the smaller freighters internally we can take the flotilla to hyperspace in 8 hours. Full overhaul of damaged ships will require resources of Lidaan, Procca Major, or Harridan port facilities.

    Security situation precarious. All available personnel are either aboard the Hierarch or already among the civilian flotilla. We can recover the fighters from the Hierarch but have the reserve personnel to field only one additional squadron.

    ISD Ravenous. Undamaged
    1 TIE fighter squadron
    1 Assault Gunboat squadron

    12 Shuttles
    5 probe droids
    2 armor companies
    1 assault company
    4 years of supplies

    IS Ephemera. Moderate damage to hull. Moderate damage to engines.
    2 TIE fighter squadrons (understrengthed)
    3 shuttles
    3 years supplies

    ESD Hierarch. Heavy damage to shields. Light damage to hull. Computer systems wiped.
    2 TIE fighter squadrons (disloyal)
    2 TIE bomber squadrons (disloyal)
    4 line companies (disloyal)
    4 years supplies
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)18:40 No.12341111
    Ok have fun. I hope somebody else shows up.
    >> Foba_Bett 10/05/10(Tue)18:45 No.12341169

    >Shutting down advance tactical planner
    >Engaging tactical core
    >Calculating... calculating...

    "Very well, this is what we shall do. The Ravenous will proceed to the Harridan system, and warn them of our coming. Slave the Hierarch to the Ephemera. Move all remaining ground troops to the Hierarch.

    Then, and this is important: have the tech perform a "routine maintenance check" on the TIEs by moving as many of them to the Ravenous and Ephemera. The ones that will not fit have power failures, and should have their on-board generators removed."

    >Accessing logistical interface

    "Move most of the supplies as well- leave them... a season's worth. Then, we shall have the Ephemera proceed to the Vaun system. There, our companies shall escort the traitors out, leave them the supplies, and leave."

    >Attempting executive over-ride.... FAILED
    >Engaging secondary communications interface

    "Now, if there are suggestions to make, my programming forces me to listen."

    "If you have any suggestions before we do this, I am forced by my progr
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)18:52 No.12341223
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    Vosk's holoimage looks doubtful for a minute.

    "Sir, an enemy task force is besieging the fleet headquarders at Procca Major. Shall we attempt to run the blockade and proceed to Harridan alone? perhaps you should explain this to me personally on the bridge."
    >> Foba_Bett 10/05/10(Tue)18:58 No.12341275
    ((Sorry man, but I gotta jet. Archive this sucker, I'll bump it while I'm dressing, but hopefully there'll be more people. Other than that, it was fun as fuck last time.))

    >Engaging motor functions.

    "Yes sir, proceeding to bridge."
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)19:02 No.12341311
    If there's nobody here I'll try again tomorrow at 1500PST.

    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)20:04 No.12341933
    You've got to pick a better, later, time, I think.
    Maybe 1700PST or 1800PST.
    A lot of quests don't start until around those times or later, with the major exception of ZeonQuest that starts at 0900PST on Fridays.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/05/10(Tue)20:09 No.12341983
    Aw shit! I would so love to play but I must sleep.Sorry gents! I ll read up on the acrchives.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)20:13 No.12342033
    I have a counter-proposal.
    The civilians will initiate synchronized hyperspace jumps to Lidaan (under the assumption that Lidaan's orbital facilities will be able to repair their navicomps).

    The false message to the Exigency fleet should indicate that the Hierarch will make its way to them under its own power, with a damaged hyperdrive. Estimated time to be 6 hours.

    With Commander Vosk and Major Medine, I'd like to see if the crew of the Ephemera could be used to crew the Hierarch.

    In light of the current situation that the Empire finds itself in, I believe that the crew of the Hierarch (disloyal) should be offered the chance to resign their commissions from Imperial service and take a civilian transport to Lidaan.
    They should be reminded that they are Imperial officers and Navy personnel, and that if they cannot carry out their Imperial duty given to them by a duly appointed Imperial command officer in service to the Galactic Empire, that they should remove themselves now, before they further besmirch their uniform.
    It should never have to be a droid to remind a human of their duty.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)20:13 No.12342034
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    Noted. Already gave the time, but if next session bombs again I'll give your suggestion a shot.

    I'll also start up with something that doesn't need as much prior plot knowledge next time, xboxhueg map notwithstanding.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)20:19 No.12342108
    Space the crew of the exigency vessel. During this time of crisis, opportunistic raiders are the last things we need.

    Set the ship's core to overload and fly it into the enemy force besieging the planet. That should help.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)20:19 No.12342111
    Once Captain Valin is recovered to the minimum safety requirements of the medical droids, he is to be awakened to provide details concerning the Exigency task force sieging Procca Major.
    They won't be expecting an attack, and I suspect that as the sector fleet command base, it's still putting up a fight.
    If we jump out on their flank, we would have the advantage of surprise. Even if the Hierarch is operating with a skeleton crew, it should still be able to put up a fight.
    Engineering teams are to prioritize repairs to the shield generators, so that the Hierarch can survive acting as a shield and draw enemy fire.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)20:23 No.12342146
    I don't want to make a bad precedent like that.
    Vader might have gotten away with it, but that's because he was a Sith Lord.
    And of all of the other admirals and warlords that attempted to emulate him, none were very successful.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)20:27 No.12342182
    False message to enemy task force sent.

    The acting captain of the Hierarch requests time to discuss the situation with his crew. Judging from his reaction it appears he's personally eager to get out of this alive.

    Captain Tanner of the Ephemera informs you he's willing to have his people crew the Hierarch temporarily, but he wishes to speak to you in person once the immediate crisis is over. He feels he's done his duty in deliver Major Pax to you, and his people should not become embroiled in this regional conflict.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)20:32 No.12342232
    The acting captain of the Hierarch has accepted your proposal as long as you guarantee the personal safety of those under his command. You direct the shuttles flotilla to begin exchanging crews.

    Not long into the procedure, the bridge receives an alert. Your fighters are under attack by one of the freighters.

    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)20:35 No.12342268
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    >Sorry about the slow responses. I thought this game died and am taking a while to pick things up.

    Vosk reports TIE fighters from Talon squad are under attack while approaching the freighter Gamma-30. The sizable vessel raises shields and opened hidden gun ports, dropping all pretense of being a typical cargo hauler. It dives into the middle of the civilian traffic to avoid the Ravenous. Your gunners won't be able to hit it without blowing away half the flotilla.

    Wing commander Senn is requesting permission to launch torpedoes. Odds of collateral damage is significant, but it's also the quickest way to bring down the freighter. If it turns on the other ships your shuttles out there won't stand a chance.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)20:38 No.12342297
    >Captain Tanner of the Ephemera informs you he's willing to have his people crew the Hierarch temporarily, but he wishes to speak to you in person
    Captain Tanner has a point. He is an Imperial Loyalist who is not attached to this Sector Command, and so after the end of the current crisis, he should be allowed to return to his home sector.

    We need to know the disposition of the enemy forces in Procca Major, and how well the system's defenses are holding, or if they've already fell.

    Also, we need to have Major Medine use his experience in Imperial Intelligence, and see if we can disguise the Ravenous' transponder codes with those of the Hierarch. In case we don't bring the Hierarch with us to Procca Major because they might stab us in the back, doing this should let us get in close with the Exigency task force; then we send concussion and proton torpedoes right up their drive exhausts.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)20:39 No.12342320
    "Wing Commander Senn, weapon authorization granted. Weapons free, commander, stop that vessel."
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)20:41 No.12342344

    forgot, roll d10
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)20:46 No.12342396
    rolled 5 = 5

    Alright, let's hope that our luck still holds.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)20:46 No.12342401
    rolled 6 = 6

    Or I guess I'll roll.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)20:49 No.12342428
    So, are we taking yours, or this guy's?>>12342396
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)20:50 No.12342445
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    or not


    You order the gunboats to launch torpedoes. A alarmed Madine appears onscreen. "Sir, my people are still out there."

    "And I'm ensuring they don't all perish in this ordeal." You answer.

    Senn's gunboat accelerates ahead of her squad. "Hold tight Talons, we're on our way. Venom squad, sunspiral on me. Launch torpedos on my mark... mark!"

    The hostile freighter hugs the flotilla, but the torpedoes are not tracking its position. Instead they head directly after Senn's own gunboat. Her ship turns and sways until the torpedoes in her wake converge into a single tight knit swarm. She weaves through the civilian traffic at full thrust, pulling away from her mark at the last instant. The less maneuverable torpedoes broadside the same section of the freighter one after another. The ship's hull is carved in two.

    The maneuver is impressive if lacking in restraint. Nearby freighters, many with their shields down, are buffeted by the expanding cloud of plasma and debris. Panicked cries for help flood the comms. Several freighters attempt to maneuver away from the fireball with shuttles still docked. Your bridge crew races to calm the captains and prevent further collisions.

    Damage reports from the flotilla are coming in. No fatalities. Several of the nearby ships are damaged, but none critically. This will add to repair times.

    Out of the sudden deluge of comm traffic, a message from the destroyed freighter grabs your attention. The holographic ghost of its dead captain cries out, "Mon Mothma lives!"

    Commander Senn's fighter sustained minor damage. She is returning to dock. The forward section of the freighter miraculously remains largely intact.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)20:56 No.12342516
    >"Mon Mothma lives!"
    "If my emotion emulation chip allowed for the subtleties of sighing, I would do so right now. At least it allows me sarcasm.
    "Just what we need, Rebel terrorists."

    "Major Medine, are your personnel injured? While unfortunate that torpedo fire had to be authorized, at least that Rebel gunship didn't get in amongst your shuttles."

    "Wing Commander Senn, good shooting. My compliments to you and your squadrons."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)20:58 No.12342537
    >The forward section of the freighter miraculously remains largely intact.
    "Commander Vosk, have a tech team go and salvage that forward section of the freighter. Some of their data cores may still be intact. Have them take along a security team; there's no telling if they had any battle droids aboard, or personnel in vac-suits."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:01 No.12342551
    >The acting captain of the Hierarch has accepted your proposal
    Question: is this referring to the offer of amnesty and transport to Lidaan if they step off of the Hierarch now?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:02 No.12342576
    Okay, JUST got done reading the previous thread and up to where we are now. Could you clarify some things for me OP?

    The Extingency (previously in alliance/non agression with us) have uploaded some kind of self propagating virus into Procca Major's database/holonet thingy, and so a lot of our ships in this area are unable to go to Hyperspace.

    Procca Major is currently under attack by an Extingency taskforce sent to take out our fleet piece by piece now that every ship but ours can't travel in hyperspace. We don't know how long they've been under attack or what the situation is at all, except that it's the sector capitol for our faction and is probably well defended.

    Do I have it right?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)21:05 No.12342601
    Further interrogation of captain Valin has yielded the following information:

    Exigency task force Alpha:
    1 Tector Star Destroyer command ship
    3 Imperial-I Star Destroyers (including Hierarch)
    1 Escort Carrier
    2 Nebulon B Frigates

    20 remaining squadrons of fighter escorts

    Fleet headquarters is protected at all times by at least 2 Star Destroyers. In addition to the planetary defenses, they would normally prove more than a match for the enemy. Some defenders may still remain, each fighting alone due to the virus, but the situation must be worsening as time passes.

    Major Madine believes faking the transponder codes can be done. The deception may hold for some time, depending on how close the enemy examines your ship. (roll 1d10 if you want to attempt this)
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:08 No.12342649
    Do we have enough crew left that we could effectively use the Hierarch as well, or would there be barely enough personnel to get it to manuever, let alone fight.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:12 No.12342707
    rolled 2 = 2

    Even if we can also field the Hierarch, we can still use the deception to our advantage.
    The Ravenous goes in first, does as much damage as it can until it's cover gets blown.
    Then the real Hierarch jumps in, starts firing towards the Ravenous (not hitting anything major), then when it gets close enough to the remains of the task force, hits them with close-range missile barrages.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:13 No.12342721
    Well shit. Guess that's not going to work.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)21:22 No.12342732
    For now, barely maneuvering. If your shuttles and the civilian freighters have an uninterrupted day to move around crews, the people from the Ephemera cruiser can pilot it into a combat situation, but won't be able to do much due to crew shortages.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)21:23 No.12342760
    fffff captcha down. one minute retyping.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:23 No.12342763
    What's the time estimate for repairs to the Hierarch's shield generators? If the shields can be repaired, then the Hierarch could at least draw some fire.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:30 No.12342825
    Yeah but.... if Procca Major is under attack right now, could they really withstand the attack for a full day that it would take for us to do that? Plus the time it will take to travel there? It might be better to head there ourselves now and let the Ephemera do the crew change, and come in as the cavalry when it's done with the crew change. I mean, maybe I'm not understanding how time passes in space combat, but the idea of a battle taking more than a few hours, much less days, seems kinda off to me.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)21:31 No.12342839
    The crew of the Hierarch has unconditionally surrendered. You can transfer the crew whenever and wherever you like, but the entire process will take close to a day, assuming you intend to use the merchant flotilla.

    The Exigency was in a state of non aggression with the Dantus sector as of 10 hours ago. They have launched an unprovoked two pronged sneak attack against fleet command and the sector capital. A form of the virus they used was given to them by the Imperial Intelligence Bureau (IIB), the current central authority of the empire and the power your sector is loyal to. It spreads through the system to system hyperwave communications grid and cripples the comms and navicomputer of any infected ships.

    The tech team has retrieved emergency hyperdrive coordinates to a previously uncharted moon in the Vaun system. The freighter recently travelled from the deep core. Its computers held the same partially effective innoculation codes against the virus present on all IIB ships. It's either stolen, or more unlikely, was given to them by the IIB.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)21:36 No.12342905
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    4 hours if prioritized, but the POWs won't be close to unloaded.

    Anything surviving in space for more than a few hours in an extend engagement is very unlikely. Procca Major's ground colony does have planetary shields, so some ground instillations may have survived. The fleet command starbase and ships have likely already been destroyed.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:38 No.12342924
    >emergency hyperdrive coordinates to a previously uncharted moon in the Vaun system
    Most likely a rebel hideout. Denying them this crucial innoculation should cripple their activities.

    I have to agree with your assessment. We can't wait around that long, and our time window is at best 8 hours. I think we should have the Hierarch's crew transferred to the merchant fleet, and dropped off at Lidaan or Ortiza. The Hierarch should probably go to Lidaan, since it has an orbital dock, and might be able to get enough personnel to crew her effectively. Once it's got a skeleton crew needed to fight, it should jump to Procca Major, in case there's still fighting going on.

    The Ravenous should do any repairs we need to, take some TIE Fighters if we've got the extra pilots, then jump to Procca Major.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:43 No.12342975
    >fleet command starbase and ships have likely already been destroyed.
    Though somewhat understrength, we're still a fresh Star Destroyer.
    The Exigency task force is likely weakened, and if we can crush them between us and the planetary defense batteries, we might be able to win.
    Otherwise, we retreat to Lidaan with the Hierarch, get it staffed with loyal crew, then go in and attack the Exigency's Task Force Alpha. The problem though, is that they might have sent reinforcements by then.

    I say we fight now.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)21:44 No.12342985
    With the limited resources at your command, you think the fake transponder codes will hold up as long as your ship does nothing suspicious once you arrive in system and no one bothers to take a closer look at you. You have a convincing holo image of the Hierarch's captain. You can't depend on the transponder alone and may need to bluff the enemy face to face if the deception is to hold. Considering whatyou are, imitating a human is not one of your strong suits.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:47 No.12343017
    Ahhh, okay. Then it seems that our higher-ups have betrayed us. That sucks. And if the fleet at Procca Major is likely already destroyed, then yeah, we'd best head out as fast as we can. I support the plan outlined by >>12342924

    Though I have to wonder how their taskforce of only 3 SDs (down by one sicne they left the Hierarchy behind here) and a few support ships could have taken out our fleet command station; I mean, wouldn't such a place have at least that many ships of its own for defense, not to mention space defense platforms? Ah well, we'll see when we get there.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:48 No.12343022
    Ask Major Medine and Commander Vosk if either of them feel up to being Captain Valin for a day.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)21:52 No.12343056
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    You order Captain Tanner to take all ships to Lidaan and proceed with prisoner transfers before returning to Procca Major at the earliest opportunity.

    Calling on your reserve pilots, you can now field 2 TIE fighter squads and 1 Assault Gunboat squad.

    All hands prepared, you give the fateful order to jump to Procca Major.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:54 No.12343084
    rolled 6 = 6

    Better start warming up the dice.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:55 No.12343090
    rolled 1 = 1

    Which'll probably result in a catastrophic failure when we need a success the most.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)21:56 No.12343103
    Any preference? Madine has a background in intelligence but is an Army officer and recent transfer. Vosk has been in command longer, even if he is somewhat unimaginative when it comes to strategy.

    Also, anything you intend them to say, or any strategy in particular?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)21:57 No.12343115
    Yup. Why, someone could roll a d1 and use noko so there'd be no way to prove what exactly they rolled. Might be best to not use noko rolls. Damn possibility of trolls....
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)21:59 No.12343142
    I skipped lunch. Gotta go eat soon. Mind if I take 10?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:01 No.12343167
    Vosk. All he needs to do if convince them that he's the Hierarchy's captain so that we can get in range to blast them in their backsides. Once we get out of hyperspace, do a scan to see what the situation is, and try to get into position at the rear of the enemy fleet, possibly with the excuse that we're covering the rear against enemy reinforcements. If possible, have Vosk try to get more information on what's going on from the Extingency ships: who ordered the sudden betrayal, why did the IIB give them the virus, or really anything basic that people in the Extingency would know that could be beneficial to us.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:06 No.12343210
    Sure. We'll be here when you get back.

    I think Vosk would be a better candidate, considering that he's a long-time Navy officer and would know the right mannerisms and jargon better than Medine.
    The cover story of why we're so ahead of schedule should be that we were able to repair our hyper drive enroute, and that the damage wasn't as bad as it seemed at first.
    We'll then attempt to sneak ourselves into the rear of their formation, and once in range, fire all of our turbo laser batteries and missiles at the drive systems and reactors of the Exigency's ships. All TIE fighters and assault gunboats should launch, with the fighters escorting the gunboats to their targets, which will be the command bridges of the enemy ships.
    Make sure that targeting data is passively acquired and loaded into everyones' targeting computers before launch.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:08 No.12343238
    >Vosk try to get more information on what's going on from the Extingency ships
    I don't think Vosk should push his luck like this. We can get this information after the battle; the priority has to be to maintain the deception long enough to get within weapons range without tipping off the Exigency.

    We should probably make sure to get any command code phrases and countersigns from Captain Valin before we drop out of hyperspace.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:13 No.12343297
    Ah, good point. And hey, that way we'll get to use the torture droids again!

    In all seriousness, we should do our best to aim for their sublight and hyperdrive engines; if we can get behind them we'll have a perfect shot. With their sublight engines down, they'll have a hard time turning to face us and there aren't many weapons on a Star Destroyer that can fire behind it, so we'll be able to fire away at them with nigh-impunity.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:25 No.12343382
    If the Tector Command Destroyer is still operational, that should be the primary target of all of our ion weapons. Crippling the command and control capabilities of the Exigency task force, as well as shutting down their jamming capabilities, will be crucial in the fight.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)22:27 No.12343399
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    The much abused Captain Valin is once again forced to give up more intelligence. Commander Vosk spends the next hour learning the particulars of Exigency address as best he can. All too soon, your ship drops back into realspace.

    The colony's shields are still up, shielding two Victory Star Destroyers groundside. The corpse of Vanguard Station and various warships lie broken in space. At least they gave as good as they got. All enemy ships show signs of battle damage. The've retreated from the range of the ground batteries and are content to blockade the planet for now.

    Most of the automated orbital batteries remain untouched. No doubt the virus had reached the station too and cut it off from its defenses. Several Exigency escorts are assembling some type of module nearby.

    Your fighter wings deploy in escort formation. The comm. protocols complete without a hitch. A female navy officer's image appears.

    "Captain Valin. Welcome back. I see you've salvaged a gunboat squadron. Good work. I trust your mission is a success?"

    Roll d10
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/05/10(Tue)22:28 No.12343403
    >Star Wars-related Quest

    Goddamnit, /tg/, I was about to log off...
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)22:29 No.12343413
    You can catch more tomorrow at 1800 /tg/ time, 1500 PST.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:31 No.12343432
    rolled 4 = 4

    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:37 No.12343482
    Using a probe droid, could we interface with it and reactivate the orbital defense systems? Or are they likely full of the virus, and interfacing with them might compromise Farlander itself?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:37 No.12343489
    rolled 7 = 7

    Come on Vosk, don't let us down!
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)22:39 No.12343499
    "Yes sir, the cruiser was destroyed with all hands." says the false Valin. Your XO's heart rate jumps suddenly. It takes you a moment to figure out what happened. Gendered terms of address. Right. Biologicals have such strange habits.

    The woman frowns. "And you secured the Bureau's defense codes against Leviathan?"

    "We did" Vosk answers.


    "And it works?" Vosk adds hopefully.

    "Good. Use the beacon to upload to home systems immediately. The State prevails, Captain. Lethridge Out."

    "The State Prevails." Vosk shuts off the comms and takes a deep sigh. "Sorry sir, I didn't have a chance to ask them anything."
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/05/10(Tue)22:40 No.12343510
    Wednesday might not be your best choice, sir. I have a hard enough time running Zerg Quest then, and it looks like Dragon Quest may be moving in on that territory, too.

    Of course, it's hard to find a night that doesn't host Quest threads, these days. We need a calendar for this.

    Not trying to scare you away or something silly like that. Just letting you know.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:42 No.12343527
    "No matter. We will have all the time in the world to ask them whatever we want once we have them prisoner. The primary thing is that they seem to believe us.

    Helmsman, move us into position."
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)22:42 No.12343529
    It doesn't take long for you to figure out the "beacon" Admiral Lethridge referred to is the module the Exigency is assembling. Seems like they're having problems with the virus over their own comm network in their home systems.

    The orbital defense turrets are still powered up. roll d10 if you want to reactivate the defensives without the enemy becoming aware.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:43 No.12343533
    >Sorry sir, I didn't have a chance to ask them anything.
    "It is of little concern, Commander. Our priority now is to move the Ravenous into a position that we can fire upon their command ship, and disable its control and jamming systems."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:44 No.12343540
    Oh come on, people can participate in multiple quests at once, it ain't that hard. You just need a web browser that supports tabs.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:44 No.12343551
    rolled 6 = 6

    Come, fellow droids! Rise up against the usurpers! For the Empire!
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:44 No.12343555
    rolled 6 = 6

    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:45 No.12343561

    Wow, what are the odds?
    >> Cerebrate Anon 10/05/10(Tue)22:48 No.12343584
    Thing is, they don't.

    I ran against Corp Quest one night. E-gads.

    Anyway, do what you like. I support quests. I support Star Wars. If I had the time, I'd be all over this.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)22:50 No.12343609

    You head towards the enemy command ship, not exactly where you should be going since you're receiving instructions to dock with the beacon, but nobody's shooting at you yet.


    The cannons come back up, but you haven't had sufficient time to uplink with them, and the result is none too subtle. They're stuck on automatic and are shooting anything near them that's not themselves. At least it'll keep the escorts busy. They're aiming for you too due to your transponder codes, but you're too far away.

    The Tector and Imperial Star Destroyers have powered up shields and are moving in to engage.

    any particular strategy or go in with guns blazing? Roll d10 either way.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)22:53 No.12343639
    Half of the enemy fighters are headed towards you. 8 TIE fighter squads, 2 TIE bomber squads. Your fighters are greatly outnumbered. You can provide some covering fire if you order them to maintain defensive perimeters only, or send them into the fray. Roll separate d10 for fighters
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:53 No.12343650
    rolled 2 = 2

    Move in behind the Tector, as if we're on an attack vector against the automated defenses. When we're close enough, fire all batteries and ion weapons at the Tector, I want it's jamming and CIC functions disabled at the start of this fight.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:54 No.12343654
    rolled 2 = 2

    Aim for parts of the enemy ships that are already damaged, and start with whatever ship has the lowest shields.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:54 No.12343664

    Oh come on!
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:55 No.12343668
    Disregard that; I thought our deception was still working.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:55 No.12343674
    rolled 3 = 3

    Rawlin for fighters, have them maintain defensive perimeter.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:56 No.12343684
    rolled 1 = 1

    Have them maintain a perimeter, at least until half of the enemy bomber squadron has been knocked down.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:58 No.12343703
    rolled 1 = 1

    Target the command ship; if we can knock it down, that should disrupt the enemy.
    If our cover has been blown, we should drop the false transponder codes so that the automated defenses stop firing at us.

    Can we continue to attempt to take control of them?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)22:58 No.12343712

    It's like I'm really participating in Tau Quest!
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)23:00 No.12343727
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    Despite the element of surprise, your ship is badly outgunned. Your fighters maintain a defensive posture. They're holding their own for now, barely.

    You receive a distorted message from the ground. Unfortunately everyone else is too busy on the bridge trying to stay alive to help to figure out how to respond.

    "This... assist, but we must..."

    You better pull a miracle out of your droid hat soon or this battle is going to end very badly.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:00 No.12343733
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    rolled 5 = 5

    Oh gods, the bad rolls are back!
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)23:02 No.12343749
    Oh yeah forgot to clarify. miracle=orders.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:03 No.12343757
    rolled 1 = 1

    Do a full-power comm burst to the planet surface:
    "This is the ISS Ravenous. We have engaged the enemy and reactivated the automated defense grid. We require immediate assistance."

    Also, divert some of our processing power to decipher the message.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:05 No.12343774

    Well, at least we won't die horribl-


    OH GOD, WHY?!
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:06 No.12343786
    rolled 2 = 2

    You got any better orders to give?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:08 No.12343807
    rolled 3 = 3

    Okay, the majority of my rolls so far have been 1's and 2's. That is a statistical anomaly.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)23:08 No.12343808
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    Vosk yells out "It's too late!"

    Not helpful. Not helpful at all. You need to get out of the range of those enemy turbolasers.

    "All Fighters dock immediately. Helm, emergency descent to planet surface! Bring us down as close as you can to the shields without landing on top of them. Attention all crew, this is Captain Farlander. We are making an emergency landing. Brace for impact!"

    End of session II. See you guys tomorrow.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:10 No.12343823
    rolled 1 = 1

    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:11 No.12343829
    rolled 2, 2, 1, 9, 9, 5 = 28

    What the Hell?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)23:13 No.12343848
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    And I thought I wouldn't be able to run this without railroading. This is way better.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:13 No.12343851
    Awww, couldn't we have used the 5?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:14 No.12343859
    rolled 8, 8, 2, 8, 1, 7 = 34

    I can only hope that the rolls tomorrow night will be better.

    If the two Star Destroyers on the ground are still combat-worthy, and they can lift off, then the three of us could punch through and get to the automated orbital defenses. That should provide extra point-defense fire.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)23:15 No.12343882
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    Well this isn't a US naval exercise. I can't just refloat the ship now that it's down. I hope /tg/'s luck improves.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:17 No.12343895
    Yeah, but.... Awww, I'm just sad that we seem to have hit a run f bad luck. I hope things go better tomorrow. Have a good night OP.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:20 No.12343926
    >hope /tg/'s luck improves.
    I think you vastly underestimate the /tg dice roller's desire to see us suffer.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/05/10(Tue)23:38 No.12344110
    Personally I hope our captain pulls through, but the thread's luck tonight was hilariously atrocious. If the dice gods demand he go down in a blaze of glory after just three sessions, then so be it. He was never meant to be. Who knows, his head might even end up as a prized trophy in someone's art collection.

    I guess we'll see soon enough
    >> Anonymous 10/05/10(Tue)23:50 No.12344237
    Bitch, I was here from the beginning to end of Tau Quest and Frost Giant Quest. I know all about /tg/ dice.

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