You are princess Lydia Tannhäuser Von Cygnus Gates the third. Second in line to the throne, and recently named director of the Royal Rocketry Corps.Yesterday was a bad day. You had hoped to put an artificial satellite into orbit to celibate your elder brother's return home. But a faulty liquid oxygen pressure valve forced you to cancel the launch to avoid putting the audience in danger.How will you deal with this setback?Previous threads>Part 1 http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/23711989>Part 2 http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/23726294>Part 3 http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23762482/>Part 4 http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23778247/>Part 5 http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23813278/All posts must use the royal we. Any suggestion unfitting a princess will be ignored.
Your current inventory is 5 MK2's and 1 MK3 still waiting on the launchpad. Your facilities are currently full and no new rockets may be built without launching or scrapping the old ones.You also have blueprints for a Camera module, but no platform capable of launching it properly.Mk2 stats>Type: Probe, Mass 1, Reliability 5/4Mk3 stats>Type: First stage, Mass 1, Reliability 9/4Camera Stats>Type: Mapper, Mass 1, Reliability 19/14You have 10 resource points to spend improving your rockets or inventing new parts. No luck points remain.
>>23830717A step we can take independent of anything else is to determine if we made the right choice. Would the rocket of exploded if we had tried to launch.We need to find out how much political capital we wasted on the failed stunt, and if we still have any supporters. (Anyone who supports us now is likely to always support us.)We should consider launching one a rocket just to show we can.
>>23830831We should begin the design the mass 5 rocket Space Core and I discussed last thread. (Assuming it's not just the two of us who want it.)
>>23830831When will luck points refresh, or how can we gain more?We shall have the MK3 currently in stock examined to see what went wrong. We shall further spend 5 points to improve the MK3; 4 to reduce Failure and 1 to reduce Boom. That will result in a final 5/3.
That was the worst disaster we've ever seen last night.We are all all fools and we should feel bad.
>>23831001Just as a reminder, we'll probably never use the MK3 again after launching it successfully, since it's incapable of putting anything but a Mk2 into orbit.
>How will you deal with this setbackWouldn't it be great if we just locked ourselves in our room, isolated ourself from the outside world, and this turned into Hikikomori Princess Quest?
>>23831042To elaborate on this, can we just put four points into boom?
>>23830878The next day, the rocket is disassembled and thoroughly checked, there was indeed a leak in the liquid oxygen tanks. Had you gone ahead with the launch, there would have been an explosion.At very least your choice is vindicated.>>23830922Inventing a mass 5 capsule will cost 15 points, this is outside the RRC's budget for the time being. Pity.>>23831001Luck points are gained by doing things which earn the favor of the gods.Improving Mk3>Type: First stage, Mass 1, Reliability 5/35 points remain, the leak is patched and there are redundant pressure valves installed.
1.) Can we get a collection of news clippings related to yesterday's failed launch?2.) Are there any upcoming events we should know about?3.) What are our overall time constrains for this game?
>>23831042>>23831070Reliability cannot be lowered below one.As for the MK3, just because you will never use it again does not mean it is useless, The Military can use it as an ICBM, and new components start out with better failure rates if you have flown another component of the same type previously.Furthermore, going to a place that has not been visited before adds another -2 penalty to all rolls.
>>23831087Well, if we are doing what I think we're doing, then we should spend the five remaining points getting the mk2 to something like 2/2 and schedule another launch, this time without the party.If we can successfully launch before our budget can be cut, we might avoid it all together.
>>23831104What else can we build at the moment?Let's start developing some of the necessary items for an operational camera. Because of the fiasco at the party, we'll need something really flashy to get people's attention again, like high-atmosphere / orbital photos.
>>23831124good to know>>23831150We had a list of what we needed to get and retrieve such photos two threads ago I think, but we'll need a larger rocket to do so.I'm pretty sure we'll get a major bonus for proving things can be put into space, which is why that's our first priority.
>>23830717Well that was a real kick in the teeth. I'm pleased that we decided not to launch our leaking tube of explodium but slightly unnerved that we only made that decision by the slimmest of margins. Time to run damage control on this and make what we can of it.First let's start spinning with the media. While this isn't doing wonders for us the anti-climax of it all will temper some of their sensationalism. We need to be out there fielding questions and doing interviews, reassuring people that it was a minor problem but that we scrapped the launch regardless because safety is serious business. We're not just building heresy powered middle fingers and shooting them at god's face, this is science damnit.Step two is find out how people reacted to the launch. Hopefully our responsible handling still won us a bit of credit with some, but more than likely a lot of the investment opportunity has dried up. Let's do what we can. The astrologers seemed much tamer and institutionalized than I'd expected. Pro? They'll be less likely to start trouble. Con? They'll be taken much more seriously when they do.The plan is still on. Let's find out who has what we need and get cracking on acquiring it!
>>23831104"ROYAL ROCKET CORPS DISAPPOINTS""ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO: ROCKET FAILS TO LAUNCH.""PRINCESS STOOD UP FOR DATE WITH COSMOS."
>>23831134As far as you can tell, Parliament is not willing to defy the king and cut the Rocket Corp's budget while his daughter is in control of it. They could, but these are prosperous times and you have the king's explicit support.Getting more than your modest funding on the other hand might be harder without any results.
>>23831289Good to know, and better than expected. So we want results soon, but we really don't want a repeat of last time.So are we going to improve the rockets and try again, or something else?
>>23831214Okay, that's pretty bad.But this will only make our eventual comeback all the more shocking and satisfying
>>23831289We must have a successful launch in order to vindicate ourselves and to prove that why we are attempting is possible. Photos can come second, especially as our budget precludes making bigger rockets. We shall spend the last 5 RP to the MK2. 3 to Failure, 2 to Boom. Then we shall launch at the end of the turn. We shall have a radio transmitter in orbit by the end of this turn.
I assume we lose the rockets once they launch?Then maybe we should begin construction on the next MK3? We'll need to start over from scratch.
>>23831337Imagine if you weren't royalty. As a member of the royal family, speaking ill of you in public is technically punishable by death (this hasn't happened in a hundred years though, usually you just get a fine)You're sure they'd say much worse things if it was just the Colonel or the Professora.
We should offer a sacrifice to Wodan to let him know that we understand: we were punished for our hubris.Also, we should make an announcement to the men. I don't know exactly how to word it though. maybe we should just come out and apologize.
>>23831376Remember, we do still have the current one; so what would we use a second for?
>>23831376The MK3 did not launch, so it's still on the pad. Right now we don't have any room for more rockets, so we won't need to worry about making new MK3s until next turn.>>23831361Improving Mk2>Type: Probe, Mass 1, Reliability 2/2
>>23831427We shall have the Colonel prepare the rockets for another attempt to reach orbit. "Though our most recent launch needed to be cancelled, we must not be deterred! No journey into the unknown is easy or free of its share of failures; but we shall endure, and our success is inevitable. I have the utmost confidence in the Rocketry Corps, and we shall step into the heavens together."
As you are observing the improvements on the Mk3, you hear the room get called to attention once more. This time it is not your father, but your brother, Grand Admiral of the Royal Navy.He looks genuinely interested in the cause of the launch failure.
>>23831602We shall explain to our brother the nature of the launch cancellation. We are making improvements to the design of the MK3 in light of this failure.
>>23831427So it's:>MK2 - 2/2>MK3 - 5/3Those are significantly better odds. I suggest we end turn, and do the following during the next turn:>We lower the fail score for the MK3 by just one or two points>We use the remaining points to begin developing new technology that we'll need later, and/or building new rockets for future launches>We launch
>>23831634This. Accept this as genuine curiosity and not anything negative. Give him a tour if he'd like, show him first hand.
>>23831634>>23831675Upon hearing the explanation he tells you that you made the right decision. On a ship even the smallest spark could cause a devastating explosion in the wrong place.He also tells you to ignore the aristocrats.
>>23831697Aww, we can't hug him as it would be unprofessional, but let's give him a smile and an enthusiastic nod. I wish we could just come out and ask him if he thought the party was a mistake, but that doesn't matter, the future is what's important.Before he leaves, ask him about what he's been up to, and what his future plans are.
>>23831697We shall thank our brother for his advice. We shall also ask him how long he is to be home this time.
Your brother tells you he will be here for only a week while the Staberinde is refitted, and then back to the eastern sea to hunt pirates.
Gods, we should have done the crime-fighting stuff
>>23831781Maybe now would be a good time to bring up the East? After that fiasco we may need to reevaluate our options for a new launch location, I doubt the westerns will be forthcoming with their money after we ignored them then failed to launch a rocket.
>>23831807Like that would have been any easier. >>23831781We shall ask Colonel Smith if it would be possible to have the MK3 repaired and upgraded by the end of the week, so that the launch can occur while our brother is still here. However, the workers should not cut corners; if our brother will not be able to attend, then that will be unfortunate but better than to have another failure of a launch.
Since our brother is Grand Admiral of the Navy, we should try to obtain his support for the Royal Rocket Corps. Naval funding, expertise, and supplies would certainly aid us in our quest, and we're sure the Navy would love to be able to put assets in orbit. It's win-win.
>>23831854You manage to explain the basics of orbital mechanics to your brother and bring up the desirability of an equatorial launch site.He nods and thinks about it for some time. Saying how much of a pitty it is that you are stuck in the Air Force's backlot.He seems to have some idea in the back of his head.
>>23831907Does the Navy, by any chance, have suitable facilities on the equator? Bringing up >>23831900, that would be very useful to us both.
>>23831900"Hmm, do you think you could launch from the deck of the Avalon?" He asks musing over the idea.
>>23831974Are we familiar with the Avalon? I don't think we are. I thought previously we decided shipboard launches were too difficult.
>>23831974We shall confer with Colonel Smith and Professora Minerva about the possibility, and if the MK3 could be used, perhaps as a more traditional long-distance ballistic missile if it receives a gyroscopic targeting system.
>>23831974While the current rockets probably could, larger future rockets probably can't>>23831994I don't think we are either, but the problem with shipboard launches is that every time you build a bigger rocket you need to build a bigger ship to launch them.
>>23831974We must inquire about the Avalon. Also, ask advice of our rocket scientists. Any decision about whether or not the Avalon is a suitable launch platform should be left to the experts.
>>23831900Beyond that, the Army also seemed interested in the MK3 design due to its longer strike distance.If Parliament won't fork over any more funds, maybe we might be able to snag a bit of the Army and Navy budgets...
>>23832049That's what I was thinking. Being a le to knock out the Northerner's Navy while they are still in dock is probably a dream of the Navy and Army both.
>>23832049What's the status of inter-service rivalry? Will we be able to acquire support from both, or will choosing one sour relations with the other?
>>23831994The Avalon is the largest aircraft carrier in the royal navy. It would be big enough to carry a MK2, although our accommodations would be limited. We could get a single launch off, But we would be missing a whole month worth of development.
>>23832100We are stuck in the Air Force's backlot, but we are our own organization. Acquiring support from more than one branch at a time might be hard though.
>>23832032>the problem with shipboard launches is that every time you build a bigger rocket you need to build a bigger ship to launch them.This doesn't need to be a permanent solution. But if the option's available, we should think about it.
>>23832126>miss a whole month of developmentIs this after conferring with our staff?If so, then We shall inform our brother that while possible, to allow us to achieve orbit first. We must first confirm that the MK3 lives up to expectations before putting it on the Avalon.
>>23832126I don't know. We seem to be in a pretty good place at the moment...But would we be able to get an MK2 into orbit if it was launched form the equator? The last time we launched one, it failed to go into orbit
>>23832157We could transition from the Avalon to a small island in the east. But more to the point, does firing off a mark two prove anything? We've done that already. I suppose the idea of ship-borne cruise missiles would be tantalizing to the navy, might warm them up to the idea of helping us.
>>23832186It certainly sounds like a decent use for our remaining mk2s, and what else would we use them for?
>>23832186I'd agree with this, I say we do the sea-borne launch.Also, after talking to our brother can we talk to the head of our nation's intelligence services to see if any other nation is currently working on rocketry technology?
>>23832157We think it would be easier to expand ground-based facilities than ships for larger rockets. We should probably hold off on relying on shipboard launches. Unless an equatorial launch point has an immense advantage, we should continue to use the Air Force base, and work on constructing an equatorial base as a long-term goal.
>>23832186Your brother nods, Launching the Mk3 on the Avalon might be dangerous, a Mk2 or Mk1 might be doable, but couldn't get into orbit.but unloading the Mk3 on an island and launching there would be a great idea.
>>23832220Would this transport and launch of the MK3 be a one-time thing? Or would we be building a permanent launch facility?Though launching the MK2 to prove that sea-borne ballistic missiles is possible would greatly increase the ability of the Navy to attack Northerner military installations, and may be enough to convince them to funnel some fund to us.
>>23832220How long would it take to construct suitable facilities on this island? What age its geographic and climactic qualities? An equatorial site won't be worth it if it means every other launch will have to be canceled due to tropical storms.
Hmm, conflicted thoughts here...how about this? We could give the navy our entire stockpile of MK2s, and possibly work out a deal where we continue to manufacter rockets for them - and in exchange they'd give us additional funding and the ability to use their ships / facilities for transport / launches.Having ship-born nukes scattered throughout the world would be a huge boon to the navy, I think they might go for it.
>>23832272Your brother cant promise more money, at least not yet. Right now he is just offering you temporary room on the Avalon. He also informs you that if the fleet is attacked, the Rockets would have to be pushed overboard to allow the fighters to launch.
>>23832295Could we possibly make a miniaturized version of the MK2? Same power level, but smaller space-wise?
>>23832293The MK2 is not designed for naval launches, nor are their ships designed to accommodate the rockets. They have to be transported on the flight deck of a carrier, which is no way to have naval ballistic missile capability.
>>23832295How likely is such an attack?
>>23832295Are we expecting to be attacked? At the moment we're the only nuclear power, correct? Who would dare attack us?
>>23832320That would require investment of Resource Points. We're out of RP's for this turn.
>>23832330Pirates with bases we don't know about.
>>23832322No, but a one-off launch to prove proof on concept would be a good way of netting us influence with the Navy.
>>23832330Also holy shit, the captcha gave me what looked like a chromosome, I typed in a dash, and asterisk, and an equals sign, and it went through! Is that normal? Does captcha know when it's given you something impossible and accept any answer?
>>23832324Not likely at all, probably.The Mk1 is designed to be launched from a steam catapult, it could be fitted onto a large enough warship easily enough. The only problem is it's guidance system is designed to be fired from one fixed location to another fixed location.The MK2 is launched vertically, and would need a re-enforced carrier deck, but in theory a specialized ship could be built for it. The problem of a moving launch site and moving target still remains.
>>23832339Hmmm, it occurs to us that if the Staberinde was escorting us we wouldn't need to worry about such things. The thing was built to hunt pirates, right? I'm sure we can wait a week for the refit to be completed. Also, are pirates really stupid enough to attack military vessels? That seems quite dubious. Is a foreign power backing them?
>>23832355With captchas, usually only one of the words needs to be typed correctly. The real words look different. It's hard to describe, but soon you'll notice which ones are the real words, and which are fake.For the fake words, you can type in anything.
>>23832364Well, it seems that a sea launch isn't worth it. How feasible is that island base we were talking about earlier? It seems to be our best bet.
>>23832364We shall confer with Colonel Smith and Professora Minerva; will a new guidance system need to be developed in order to have a successful naval MK2 launch?We believe that currently an MK2 launch from a carrier would not prove anything unless it can hit a target.
>>23832397Ah, that explains it. Also, liedOr = /1024, apparently.
>>23832407Even if we can't afford an island base yet, we could set up a temporary launch site. Just a matter of getting the big exploding thing off the boat before launching it.
>>23832413We're not trying to hit a target, we're trying to get a payload into orbit. A Mk. 2 launch proves nothing. We need to focus on ironing out the kinks in the Mk. 3, and getting an equatorial land base for future launches.
>>23832443They want us to give the navy proof of ballistic missile subs in return for future funding.
>>23832439Can the Avalon carry the Mk. 3? Not launch it, just carry it? If so, We think the best idea would be to try launching the Mk. 3 from an temporary launch pad on the equator.
>>23832457It could carry it abovedecks, but in the event of an emergency it would have to be put overboard to free up the flight deck.
>>23832457At this time, is the equatorial position worth crappier launch facilities?
>>23832443A MK2 launch from a Navy ship that hits a target proves the viability of naval ballistic missiles, which would convince the Navy to share part of their funding with us.
>>23832455Ah,we see. Is there any reason we can't do both? A Mk. 2 launch from the Avalon, then a Mk. 3 launch from a temporary equator pad? We see no reason not to pursue both.
>>23832472Can we get a professional opinion on this? What do our rocket scientists think?
>>23832486Doing both is possible.
>>23832486The MK2 was not designed to be launched from a ship, and its onboard guidance system was not meant to hit from a moving launch site. It would need work to be able to hit a target from a ship. And if the Avalon comes under attack, they will push the rockets over the side to free up the flight deck, meaning we lose both rockets.
>>23832509The biggest issue is getting the targeting working right for a sea launch, it would require totally new guidance systems, but there is no reason we can't drop the MK3 off at the equator and just launch it.
>>23832510Possible, but not recommended, right?
>>23832548The sea launch would require the invention of a guidance system (3 resource points) which would mean diverting funding away from the improvements to the MK2 you did earlier this turn.Launching the Mk3 from the equator is also possible, at the same time. The only thing you have to louse is the rockets.
>>23832535That's why we should wait until the Staberinde is refitted, so it can be our escort. That way, we won't have to lose the rockets even in the event of an attack, and the mere presence of the Staberinde will be a deterrent.
>>23832596Both ships would be leaving port at the same time anyways. Along with there escort groups.
>>23832623The Avalon is going pirate-hunting, correct?Will it dump the MK3 if the task force finds and attacks a pirate ship or flotilla? Or only if the Avalon itself comes under attack?
>>23832663The Avalon has two catapults. With the MK3 and 2 obstructing one of them, it will be operating at half capacity. This is good enough for normal air patrols, but in an emergency it will have to ditch the rockets.
So once again we're stuck with a dicey proposal. Do we stick around here and try to grind out a working launch through improvements, or tag along and hope we prove popular with the navy and unpopular with pirates?
>>23832693What, exactly, would qualify as an emergency? Can we get a ballpark percentage of how likely such an emergency is? How about with the Staberinde and its escorts as part of the flotilla?
>>23832726Your brother is very ammused by you caution and tells you that the main Flotilla is rarely engaged directly, and that usually the escorts and patrols do the fighting.
>>23832797Well, then, it would seem that we are so unlikely to lose our missiles as to be not worth considering. On with the launches!
>>23832797While the equatorial launch would make getting into orbit easier, I am afraid that losing an entire month of development time is too much. We shall thank our brother, and will work on a naval guidance system for the MK2 for him so that his ships will acquire ballistic missile capability. However we shall perform the launch of the MK3-MK2 orbital rocket will here at the fort.
>>23832864It would be possibly to simply donate a MK2s or MK1s, but you will still have to send some of your staff to oversee the launches, You would be taking half budget while they were away.This would also require more votes.
>>23832913How often does our dear brother visit? Can we just promise to have something ready for next time?
>>23832913So if we donate the MK2's, some of our staff would have to go with them, and during this time we would only receive 5 RP?
>>23832948Yes. Nothing ventured nothing gained.>>23832939Who knows, he can be gone for long periods of time.
>>23832913How is that compared to a sea launch that is not a simple donation?
>>23833006That would be no development at all while you are gone.
>>23832864We're going to lose that launch time sooner or later. The fort is a terrible position for launches and damages our long term prospects with the air force nearby. They are just waiting for us to fail again so they can eat us. I think we should quit moving in half measures and commit to a new launch site. With the West and South choices off the table it's not like we have too much choice.
>>23833021How long would it take to set up a permanent equatorial base, and could we continue launching while building that base?
>>23833065That is beyond your resources at the time. This is a temporary solution to help secure an equatorial base and more funding.
>>23833084Well then, we should give the Navy a couple of Mk 2s and then focus the rest of our resources on a successful Mk. 3 launch. That'll help us get in good graces with the Navy and get us closer to our ultimate goal- orbit.
>>23833123That reduces our RP per turn down to 5 you know. Without the naval guidance computer, those rockets won't be of much use to the Navy.
>>23833196Well, we suppose. So, if it isn't very efficient to split our efforts, should we go for the Naval cruise missile, or get the Mk. 3 into orbit?
Alright, Lets count votes here. The options are>Say goodby to your brother and stay here. (nothing happens)>Have the Navy take the MK3 to a temporary equatorial launch site. (Miss a turn, ??? bonus?)>Develop the flight computer in time for the prince's departure and send some MK2s to the navy as a gift. (Half budget for a month, improved naval relations)>Combine options 2 and 3, taking the Mk3, and improved Mk2s to the equator. (Miss a turn, improved naval relations, ??? bonus)
>>23833278In this case there would be no splitting of effort, it just has all the advantages and disadvantages of both options.
>>23833278It would be perfect if we could get the mk3 into orbit nowish and be ready for future naval cooperation in two-three turns, but I don't think that's an option.I'm leaning towards:>>23833297>Combine options 2 and 3, taking the Mk3, and improved Mk2s to the equator.
>>23833297Can our calculators be more precise than '??? bonus?' If not, 3. The Mk. 3's still a bit iffy, should probably be developed a bit more. And improved naval relations will be excellent long-term.
??? bonus implies the benefit would be non statistical. Your horoscope seems to suggest however that taking a journey might be a good way to recover from failure.
>>23833471>horoscopeFrom the Royal Astrological Whatsits, we presume? Bunch of old farts. We're certainly not trusting their opinions.
>>23833471These risks seem acceptable. The equatorial launch site should be a good way of getting the mark 3 into orbit quickly and I vote for it.
>>23833297>Combine options 2 and 3, taking the Mk3, and improved Mk2s to the equator. (Miss a turn, improved naval relations, ??? bonus)I take it that the RP that would have improved the MK2 would instead be spent on creating the Naval Guidance System?
>Wait 10 minutes, nothing>Then 2 posts in 2 minutes.>>23833645YesAs you finalize the plans with your brother. Your computational staff works with there sisters in the Navy to develop a better guidance system. The navy has been working on an automatic computer to assist in ballistics calculations. It takes up a whole room, but can do the work of an entire team. You can't possibly fit it into a rocket, but you can adapt it's techniques to make a programmable version of the guidance system to receive target data from the ship. You could even make a slightly larger version that could allow complete control of a rocket in orbit.Re-spending points from Mk2 improvement to invent guidance system.>Type: unmanned control system, Mass 1, Reliability 19/14Current InventoryMk2>Type: Probe, Mass 1, Reliability 4/3Mk3>Type: First stage, Mass 1, Reliability 5/3Camera Module>Type: Mapper, Mass 1, Reliability 19/14Guidance module>Type: unmanned control system, Mass 1, Reliability 19/14As the day of your departure approaches, you feel rejuvenated, Luck point get!Will you inform the public of this journey, or keep it private?
>>23833791We shall only let it be known that a second launch attempt into orbit will be made with the assistance of the Navy.The Ship-Based MK2 Launch is a military project, and should be held to secrecy as such.Not to mention that the Reliability is 19 on the guidance system so that a failure is all but assured.
>>23833791At this point, I'm leaning against informing the public of anything until the next success.Therefore, we shall not
>>23833834the 19 is for the stand alone model. The test will use the MK2's current stats.
While there is some speculation as to the unusually shaped objects hidden under the tarpaulin on the deck of the Avalon. The departure of the fleet is rather un-eventful. Most people have been interpreting the lack of news from the RRC as you resigning in shame. Oh If only the knew.You have been on ships before, but never on the open ocean. This is the farthest you have ever been from home. It takes some getting used to, but you handle better than the colonel, who seems to take this whole arrangement as a cruel joke. He had been with the RRC since it was part of the Air Force, and now he's riding on a Navy carrier.Amelia, Sir Perro, and Minerva are all naturals on boats. And Mr Luxon still has his sea legs from his time in the Royal Marines.
>>23834137I guess I need to give you guys something to bite on each post don't I?Shall you test the Naval MK2 before or after you reach the island?
do we know what is likely to happen should the guidance system fails on the navel MK2s?we don't want to accidentally hit one of the navy's ships with it if the system fails...
>>23834412We shall test the Naval MK2 after we reach the island. Better to have some target for the MK2 to hit, after all.Once we arrive at the island, we shall construct a target that the Naval MK2 will hit.
The Mk3 is lowered onto a barge and transported to a makeshift launch site on the beach. When the launch is over, the site will be used as the target for the MK2. As the launch will be observed from the Staberinde, a possible explosion poses no danger. And it would take an increadible stroke of bad luck for the rocket to fly back and hit the ship.However, just as the launch preparations are finishing, an allarm sounds thought the battlegroup, an unidentified aircraft is approaching the island from the south west. What do?
>>23834412We should launch the mk2 as soon as possible, so as to prevent having to throw it overboard in an emergency.
>>23834629A Southern Spy plan? Competition would get us a larger budget, and they'd be stupid to shoot at the fleet.On the other hand, this is a navy operation, do we need to refer to our brother?
>>23834630firing the MK2 without having preformed a thourgh shake-down on it is foolhardy.>>23834629is there anything that we can do in this situation, or is it best for us to stay out of the way and let the navy do it's thing?
You dash up to the bridge to hear the radio operator hailing the aircraft "HMS Staberinde to unidentified aircraft, you are entering restricted airspace, adjust your heading immediately or you will be fired upon."The reply however is voice you recognize."Mayday Mayday Staberinde, this is Comet two, Am low on fuel, requesting permission to land."It's Sir Harker.What will you do?
>>23834753this is our brothers duristiction. if the barge is available, we could move the MK2 onto it.
>>23834753He's just screwing with us, isn't he?Very well, we see no problem with him observing, but ultimately it's the decision of the navy.
>>23834753Ask that Sir Harker be allowed to join us in observing the launch
>>23834831A second voice is heard over the radio, a woman with a southern accent. "Um hello? Is Princess Tannhauser on this ship?"
>>23834860As an OOC note, in this case a soutern accent is what you would call an African accent in your world.
>>23834860+1 for he's screwing with us.We'll give a questioning look to whoever is charge, thus giving them an opportunity to stop us, and then (if they don't) ask who this woman is ourselves.
>>23834891It's Jacksan Kenaway, the president's daughter from your party. "I'm sorry, Ah got worried when you didn't show yourself in public or respond to my letter, so I ask Mister Harker to help me find you. But we run out of fuel. Please let us land!"
Okay I'm guessing we're all asleep. This might be a good place to leave off for the night.See you guys tomorrow.
>>23834930We'll ask them to confirm who is on board and the type of plane. Assuming the plane fits, there aren't other surprises, and nobody stops us (and we'll give them an chance to do so), we'll give them permission. (I'm assuming we won't need to throw our rocket off the ship to fit them, for instance)
>>23835146yeah, it was just me by this point anyway
Hey, sorry I missed this :( looks really awesome! Funny enough I had to remotely repair a guidance system for a 1500ton barge.