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    100 KB Destroyer Quest Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)16:17 No.12290937  
    >First time running a quest, but what the hell. Gotta learn somehow.

    tl;dr version of intro: http://pastebin.com/QaiyPbsP

    The Empire thought the most powerful battle station the galaxy had ever seen would crush the Rebellion movement once and for all. For a time it appeared they would be proven right. The Death Star, as it was known then, obliterated the Rebel high command on fourth moon of Yavin with a superlaser blast of unimaginable power. Left isolated and directionless, once troublesome insurrectionist movements across the galaxy collapsed and faded from view. Freed from the spectre of constant war, the Emperor's servants toiled to realize the most ambitious visions of his New Order. Peace and prosperity flourished as never before. For a brief time, the galaxy was enthralled by the dream of a better future.

    No one foresaw how utterly that dream would soon be shattered. On the fifth anniversary celebrations of their defeat, the Rebels returned to carry out the unthinkable. A small band of infiltrates overrode the navigation systems of the Justice Star, the mobile throne world of the Empire, and crashed it into the surface of Coruscant. The Emperor, Supreme Commander Darth Vader, the Grand Admirals, and countless other officials and ordinary citizens were vaporized in an instant. Over three hundred billion sentients on the surface would perish in the next ten days. In those dark times, the people of the Empire were united in grief.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)16:19 No.12290951
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    How a small band of fanatics managed to seize control of the most well guarded battle station in the Imperial Navy may be a question no one will ever be able to fully answer. But what happened next was clear for all to see. Hundreds of surviving Moffs and Admirals, no longer bound by the Emperor's guidance or the fear of censure, counted on their subordinates to hold greater loyalty to the commanding officer than to the ideals of the Empire. Many coveted the title of Galactic Emperor for themselves, while others were content to carve out their own domain and pillage the worlds under their care to their heart's content. Compounding the turmoil of the warlord successor states, what emerged as the new central Imperial authority respond with a haphazard suppression campaign that led to far more death and destruction than Imperials brought back into the fold. Alliances of convenience shifted from day to day, and the galaxy was once again plunged into chaos.

    >you = what gender?
    >> Foba_Bett 10/01/10(Fri)16:19 No.12290963
    >> Foba_Bett 10/01/10(Fri)16:20 No.12290966

    Droid. Droids are over-rated, even though they are AIs. So, droid.

    >secron Virology

    My major!
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)16:21 No.12290971
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    You are Captain Farlander, commander of the Imperial star destroyer Ravenous. Here in Dantus, one of the few outer rim sectors to remain loyal to Imperial Center, people watch the distant proclamations of Lord Director Yularen with wry amusement. The de-facto leader of both the newly consolidated Imperial Intelligence Bureau and the Empire at large is keen to voice grandiose assurances to the masses, while cynical onlookers bet on the inevitable day of his assassination. Meanwhile, you have more than enough troubles in your own backyard to keep you occupied. Serving as a Captain in the local sector fleet has become much more "interesting" in the years following the Coruscant catastrophe. Your superior, Moff Nerrei Aedo, was never the megalomaniacal sort, but neither was he particularly capable. He remained loyal to Imperial Center largely out of inertia more than any doctrinal reasons. The last you saw of him, he was holed up at his private hunting resort and refusing to put up even slightest pretense of actually doing his job. That left you and your fellow officers to patrol the increasingly lawless space lanes with everything in constant short supply. And now there's talk among the captains of impending hostilities from the Exigency, a neighbouring warlord state.
    >> Foba_Bett 10/01/10(Fri)16:25 No.12290994
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:27 No.12291020
    An AI captain? In THIS man's Imperial Navy?

    I think not.

    Male, thank you very much. What's my compliment of TIEs, pilots, and ground troops on the Ravenous?
    >> Foba_Bett 10/01/10(Fri)16:29 No.12291031


    Not all the Imperials were anti-droid. Besides, if we get to pick class, it's going to be hard to say "No," to someone who is programmed with tactical analysis and all the weakpoints of the human body.

    Think HK-47s and Sun Tzus lovechild who grew up reading Machiavelli.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:30 No.12291051
    >>you = what gender?
    Female, because disciplined, military officer women are always badass.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:31 No.12291060
    Hell. Yes.

    We have a chance, gentlemen. A chance to reconquer the Galaxy, to save the Empire, to restore the balance.

    >> Foba_Bett 10/01/10(Fri)16:31 No.12291063
    Except the DM seems to have disappeared off into the black abyss of Hell itself.

    ...Gosh, I'll miss him
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:31 No.12291064
    Male, droids may never surpass humans.

    Captain Heinrich Farlander.
    >> Foba_Bett 10/01/10(Fri)16:32 No.12291080

    Statement: HK-47 was the only funny character in KOTOR. Clarification: Most of the other meatbag characters whined constantly. Suggestion: Shut your meatbag mouth.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:33 No.12291083
    There is precedent for a Droid to have reached command rank. Though we'll have to prove our capabilities to our subordinates.

    Are there any other ships in our squadron? How do our supply and crew complement levels look?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:33 No.12291090
    or they end up incompetant fuckups

    Admiral Daala I'm looking at you
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:34 No.12291095
    True. Not all Imperials were anti-alien either, and look where THAT got us.

    It got us Justice-Star'd-into-Coruscant, that's what it got us. I bet homosexual marriage and legalized divorce had something to do with it to...
    >> The Anti Hero 10/01/10(Fri)16:34 No.12291096

    Captain Gunther Heinrich Farlander of the ISS Ravenous
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)16:34 No.12291100
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    really? goddamn. I hope you're happy.

    You are Captain 4-8C Farlander, the first successful creation of project Farlander. You are the bastard child tactical computer on legs born from Moff Aedo's hair brained scheme to replace his captains with absolutely loyal underlings. Your abilities on the field and tendency to side with the captains against Moff Aedo's worst decisions has earned you a grudging place as captain in the fleet, although the project that birthed you has since been mysteriously "compromised by rebels".
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:36 No.12291118
    Gah. Foiled.

    You win this round Fobba... but next time... NEXT TIME...!!
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:38 No.12291138
    The Empire would never, ever have a droid captain.

    Way to fuck up a good thread
    >> Foba_Bett 10/01/10(Fri)16:38 No.12291141

    >Loading memory core
    >It has been 4.5 rotations since your higher tactical functions have been engaged
    >Engaging humanoid communications interface.... engaged
    >Synchronizing ship field parameters... complete
    >Disabling emergency kill-switch... disabled.

    -Querying resource disposition?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:39 No.12291152
    What's our strategic disposition of assets, and is our Star Destroyer alone, or part of a squadron?

    Do we have the authority to start any research or industrial projects?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:41 No.12291174
    Additionally, do we have the ability to directly control the Destroyer via droid interface.

    I'm envisioning our Droid Captain going on to robocontrol an entire fleet with no human help.

    Mostly so we can crush the humans, but whatever.
    >> Rick Dominated 10/01/10(Fri)16:41 No.12291177
    Alright, Status of the Ravenous at present?
    Also, is she an ImpStar I or II?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)16:46 No.12291209
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    Your ship is functioning at 72% capacity. Summary of senior command staff:

    Commander Wilron Vosk, executive officer. A strictly by the book tactician. Reliable and trusted by the men. Has biological units on sector capital. Deep emotional attachment. Chance of morale decrease if forced to adhere to grooming standard: 86%. Tactical ability: Average. Mental stability: Stable.

    Wing Commander Rena Senn, leader of the fighter squadrons. Made officer grade due to her admiral father's political connections. Skilled but overly aggressive. Continuous experience with sexism has entrenched defensive thinking. Tendency to be confrontational against criticism, legitimate or otherwise. Tactical ability: Above average. Mental stability: Minor concern.

    Major Crix Madine, commander of the ground assault forces. Former Storm Commando transferred over by Moff Aedo for unknown reasons. Loyalty index not issue of concern at current time. Professional soldier. Former connections with Imperial Intelligence grants access to limited classified information. Tactical ability: Above average. Mental stability: Stable.

    Resources limited due to the current political climate. Current inventory:

    ISD Ravenous
    1 TIE fighter squadron
    1 Assault Gunboat squadron
    12 Shuttles
    5 probe droids
    2 armor companies
    1 assault company
    4 years of supplies
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:47 No.12291218
    Why stop there?
    I'm interested in trying to find an old Seperatist droid factory that we can retool and reactivate.

    Droids, under organic sentient control. We know our place.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)16:49 No.12291228
    ISD Ravenous is an Imperial-I star destroyer.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:49 No.12291230

    Any nearby resources or unused facilities nearby that could retooled to serve as a base of operations?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:49 No.12291233
    Hand over command to Commander Vosk then incinerate myself for being an abomination.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:51 No.12291248
    Why only 72%? We need resources!
    Possible ways of resupply?
    >> Foba_Bett 10/01/10(Fri)16:52 No.12291250

    >Engaging wartime logistical calibration

    Other than the ship, what is our home base. Is there a planet that is neutral/allied with us? What does it produce?

    >Engaging preliminary tactical assessment

    What is known about the neighboring warlord sector? What about the lawless space lanes?

    >Engaging secondary command unit

    Find Crix Madine, and ask him what he knows about piracy in this sector, whether he has any men on the inside. Request permission and aid to pacify the pirates first- and use their wealth to bolster our own resources.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:54 No.12291280

    Holy shit, we should just BECOME the pirates.

    Droid Pirate Commander of the ISS Ravenous? It's too awesome to not do.
    >> Foba_Bett 10/01/10(Fri)16:55 No.12291290

    ((We'll see))

    >carouse predln

    Why yes, Predln Prime is a good place to carouse
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)16:56 No.12291293
    Limited read only interface with ship computer system due to hardcoded restrictions. Upgrade to direct interface requires overhaul of operating system. Projected time for self modification: 2 years, 54 days, 9 hours. +/-.6%

    You are currently on patrol in the Ortiza system, a quiet backwater of little interest. While calculating the odds of a successful engagement with pirate forces with your current resources, your ship receives a distress call. The communications officer tells you it's sent from Rumi's Star, a neighbouring system. Audio only.

    "... of the Strike Cruiser Ephemera to all Loyalist ships. We are under attack by Exigent... heavy damage. Request immediate..."

    There is a long pause of static, then the woman's voice comes back.

    "... back online right now! We're not going anywhere without it. Stabilize the aft..."

    The signal cuts out. Somehow you think you weren't supposed to hear the second part. Commander Vosk, your executive officer, furrows his brow in thought.

    "Whoever they are, it sounds like the Exigency's gunning for them hard. Either their drives or their nav-com has taken a hit. Captain, a rescue mission may not be feasible."

    "Cruiser attempting jump to hyperspace." You vocalize.

    Vosk agrees, "Yes sir. If they make the jump while we're rushing in, we'll end up flying right past each other and we'll be in the ones getting ambushed. Most likely the ship will have escaped or lost the fight by the time we get there."

    Rumi's Star is a hypergiant surrounded by intense solar winds. There's no other patrol nearby. A skilled captain might be able to outmaneuver their enemies in that environment for the entire two hours you'd need to reach the system, but it's definitely a long shot. Action?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)16:57 No.12291296
    I'd prefer to not go through with the "kill humanslol" route, it's been overdone.
    Let's be unquestionably loyal, it's way cooler.
    >> Rick Dominated 10/01/10(Fri)16:57 No.12291298
    One of the things we need to resupply most on are Ties.

    A single Squadron of standard Eyeballs isn't going to do much, we need to procure some Intercepters or Defenders. An Imperial-Class can carry 72 TIES after all, a full Wing.

    TIE Droids might also be a possible solution if pilots prove to be problematic to come by. A secondary possibility might be to hire on some Mercenaries. Disgraceful, but it might be necessary.

    Bombers aren't as much of a concern since we have a whole squadron of Gunboats.

    What do the Armored Units entail, and do we have any Storm Trooper Legions on board?
    >> Foba_Bett 10/01/10(Fri)17:00 No.12291319

    >Engage tactical core:

    Perhaps the TIE fighters can drop out as soon as we drop out of hyperspace? With heavy supressing fire from our turbolaser batteries, we can give them time to harry the enemy, while we close in for the kill.
    >> Rick Dominated 10/01/10(Fri)17:01 No.12291331
    Could we dispatch one of our shuttles ahead of us to scout? As the Commander Says, two hours is a LONG time.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:02 No.12291334
    We may not be able to rescue them, but we may be able to exterminate the Exigency. What are our chances of winning in a frontal attack?
    >> Foba_Bett 10/01/10(Fri)17:02 No.12291335

    Agreed. We're loyal, but we have a superiority complex, despite fawning over our creator. We think the Empire is a good thing, and think our subservient status is how society should be organized.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)17:05 No.12291354
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    Combat readiness limited due to fighter and pilot shortage (2 squadrons). Ground troop shortage (2 battalions. you currently have 1 mixed battalion). Supply schedule chaotic. Resupply time unknown. Nearest major resupply base in Lidaan system.

    Mission parameters: patrol Ortiza system for pirate activity. Detailed parameters undefined. Pirates encountered in the last 5 standard days:0

    Fleet headquarters at Procca Major.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)17:08 No.12291375
    Prepare for hyperspace jump let us check out what's going on there!
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)17:12 No.12291402
    Scout shuttle would require 4+ hours to reach Rumi's Star and return, increasing total time for intervention to 6 hours. Current tactical situation in system: unknown. Odds of operation success: Insufficient data.

    Local hyperwave communications node experiencing interference.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:12 No.12291403
    Crix Madine? Herr-I-turned-to-the-rebel-alliance-due-to-ethical-dilemmas Madine?
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)17:13 No.12291412
    DM I will shop up a picture for info about crew and stuff okay?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:18 No.12291454
    Odds of successful rescue cannot be calculated with sufficient confidence at this time.
    However, it would behoove us to attempt to find out what the strength of the invading force is, even if we don't engage.

    Another vote to jump to hyperspace.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)17:19 No.12291459
    Previous observation indicates Major Madine's sense of morality is above baseline for Imperial officers, but loyalty not issue of concern at current time. Participation or observation of extreme violation to personal ethics code may cause reevaluation of loyalties to the Empire. Gradual shaping of personal ethics possible. Success projection: insufficient data. Proceed with project after immediate crisis. y/n?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:21 No.12291473
    More data concerning the Major must be acquired before attempts to alter his personal ethics code.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:21 No.12291475
    Y, insofar as it regards nonhumans, ofcourse.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)17:22 No.12291491
    Approved. Stormtrooper personnel officer shows initiative. Consider future promotion.

    Coordinates set: Rumi's star. ETA 2 hours. perform task during trip?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:24 No.12291497
    Do we know who controls Imperial Center currently?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:28 No.12291531
    Prep the ship for combat operations, and for the TIE squadron to launch.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)17:38 No.12291629
    Imperial Center is currently under the control of the Imperial Intelligence Bureau, an amalgamation of the pre-catastrophe Imperial Security Bureau domestic agency and the Imperial Intelligence military agency. Lord Director Wullf Yularen, a veteran of the intelligence community, is the latest claimant to the position of Supreme Commander of the Galactic Empire. He has held the post for 162 days and survived five separate assassination attempts without injury.

    The IIB currently controls 38% of the core systems (allied powers, 20%) and 8% of the mid and outer rim systems (allied powers, <2%). It is currently the most powerful polity in the galaxy.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)17:45 No.12291689
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    is this correct?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)17:46 No.12291697
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    >oops, forgot picture. arriving at destination in 1 minute.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:51 No.12291744
    >Former Storm Commando transferred over by Moff Aedo for unknown reasons. Loyalty index not issue of concern at current time

    I would like to make that an issue of concern. The guy who created us sends us a lackey for no apparent reason? I'm thinking he's a "failsafe" with instructions to slag us if we go rogue.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:51 No.12291746
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:54 No.12291778
    Kind of obvious. Really, I'm a little insulted. But, that's the Droid's lot in existence.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:54 No.12291782
    So..... go and kick some ass, I guess...
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)17:55 No.12291790
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    You prepare the ship for combat, analyzing every possible scenario with the limited information you have.

    Your calculations do nothing to prepare you for the sight that greets you around Rumi's Star. At first you think it is a sensor glitch, but as your optics scan the viewport, it is no mistake.

    The star is surrounded by dozens of civilian shuttles and freighters of all models. Most of them are desperately fleeing the scene of battle between the Ephemera and an Exigency Imperial-I star destroyer, but at least six armed freighters are also fighting by the cruiser's side. Both sides have scrambled all fighters. Despite their assistance, the cruiser is heavily damaged and clearly outgunned.

    You are receiving a transmission from the Exigency star destroyer.


    No ship seems to be attempting to flee the system.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)17:59 No.12291812
    At least they're brave enough to stand and fight.

    Answer the comms, but be wary for electronic warfare.

    Does electronic warfare even exist in Star Wars?

    In any case, charge turbolasers and prepare to ALPHA STRIKE the Exigency vessel. Or even better, see if we can cripple it, capture it, and add it to our holdings.

    If we play our cards right, we could get the cruiser's crew into our debt and add them to the fleet. Slowly but surely, we will restore order to the galaxy.

    Even if we have to choke the shit out of it.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:00 No.12291824
    Pretty sure it's not comm transmitted if it exists.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:00 No.12291829
    Answer the hail while attempting to raise the Ephemera at the same time.
    Prepare the assault boat to launch.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)18:04 No.12291869
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    >sorry guys, I'm a bit of a slow writer.

    This is Captain Valin of the Star Destroyer Hierarch. Maintain current course and heading. We are conducting an internal security operation. You may depart or observe, but do not approach for your own safety.

    The Hierarch transmits a security code that grants them permission to pursue fugitives across their boarders, approved by fleet command. The code is extremely hard to fake, especially for anyone short of your abilities, but the captain's voice clearly indicate attempt at subterfuge. Either he's lying, or he's keeping something from you.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:06 No.12291888
    Well, considering the Empire pretty much fell apart, those codes are probably easy to get with a few bribes.

    Do we have any kind of authentication passphrases we can ask him? Also contact the Ephemera.

    "Loyalist" might pertain to the planet's populace, not necessarily the Empire. We shouldn't engage until we have a clear understanding of the situation.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:10 No.12291921
    "ISS Hierarch, we have received your security code, however require further verification of your mission in this system."
    "Tactical analysis, Commander?"

    Also, raise the Ephemera and try to find out what's happening.
    Since we're a droid, we should be capable of multi-tasking. Have a few of the communication techs try to raise some of the civilian ships and find out their side of the story.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)18:12 No.12291945
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    Here is some other stuff, can update later.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)18:14 No.12291971
    Local hyperwave communications node is down. Passive scans of data backlog shows shutdown occured 5.2 hours ago. Your ship has transmitters that can send messages to nearby systems, but long distance communications and access to the galactic holonet requires going through the grid. The grid itself is almost impervious to direct attack since all the hardware is suspended in hyperspace.

    No hostile signal received by comms. Electronic warfare avenues of attack traditionally do not involve ship to ship communications, since the receiver needs to manually run any hostile programs.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:18 No.12292004
    K. Wait on word from the Ephemeral before taking any action.

    We need to be sure that we're not helping pirates.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)18:25 No.12292077
    Transmit to the cruiser and ask situation ask for codes.

    Transmit to Ephemeral ask for codes?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)18:28 No.12292115

    You can't reach the Ephemera or any of the other ships. The cruiser is heavily damaged but _none_ of the other ships are transmitting.

    Security codes from sector fleet command should technically be secure for local use. The Exigency captain seems to be counting on this, since your request for further authorization is flustering him badly.

    "We... sent the codes. We have the right to be here. Maintain distance." he repeats almost droid like.

    Commander Vosk's heartbeat is racing. "This doesn't make any sense," he says. "Why are they conducting this operation alone, without any of our ships to keep an eye on them? And the civilians movements are making no sense. There's no way this is a legit op. That cruiser isn't going to last much longer. Assuming those other ships don't turn on us, we'll be evenly matched in a firefight. Should we launch fighters?"
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:28 No.12292123
    Transmit to our tech-support guy to defrag, because we're taking forever to respond to internal directives.

    Seriously OP, to run a quest you gotta post more often than once every 15 minutes.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:30 No.12292152
    Oh sure, post as soon as I complain about you not posting. Now I feel bad.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)18:31 No.12292155
    Like I said, gotta learn somehow. I'll try to keep responses shorter but faster from now on.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)18:31 No.12292162
    What does Wing commander Rena's opinion? We would be outgunned. If two other SDs have full fighters they are 12 squadrons and we got 1, also I do not think we have any bombers or anything that can actually put a dent into capital ships.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:32 No.12292168

    This is great.

    Stormtrooper needs a name now so he isn't a faceless underling anymore. This will increase the chance of survival.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:32 No.12292170
    Move to intercept. Don't open fire right away, but interpose ourselves between the parties. Whoever fires on us gets toasted.

    All power to shields.

    Also, demand that he cease firing upon the civilian vessels.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:36 No.12292206
    Nah, don't rush him.
    He seems to be one of those kind who put lot of information and detail in each post.
    I kind of prefer it that way.
    Quality > quantity.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)18:37 No.12292224
    "The TIEs out there are busy tagging each other. We're good to go." she salutes over the comms then hastily adds "sir." She's exaggerating her odds, but not my much.

    You raise shields and move to intercept. The Hierarch is ignoring your hails now. All fighters launched. Targets? (fighter squad, gunboat squad. attack or defend)

    Roll d10. high is good.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:42 No.12292267
    "Captain Valin, your voice stress pattern indicates a 73.5% likelihood that you are either falsifying data or otherwise attempting to subvert legitimate Imperial security codes for your own use.
    "I will require further information before I can accept your authority in this system as legitimate."

    "Commander Vosk, begin to move the Ravenous into a position where we can fire upon either of the two combatant groups.
    "Launch all fighters in a screening pattern."

    Send out a general transmission demanding all combatants to cease fire. Any fire directed at the Ravenous will be met with lethal force.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:42 No.12292272
    rolled 9 = 9

    >Inb4 I make a bad roll and everyone hates me forever.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)18:42 No.12292275
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    Ahem "ZJC-2249 Sir!" "but my nick is "Double" on incom" after two-two.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)18:44 No.12292286
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)18:45 No.12292299
    You have 1 assault gunboat squad, equipped with shields and a hyperdrive, and suited to perform bombing attacks against hardened targets. You had to actually, physically twist the Lidaan garrison commander's arm to get them on your ship.

    The Ephemera has 2 fighter squads in space, the Hierarch 4. No bombers. Everyone is defending their mothership.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:46 No.12292305

    well dang... wasn't expecting to roll that high...
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)18:47 No.12292330
    Gunboats are to go in first and attack the fighters in the rear with front shields on maximum and stored energy for instant recharge. Use Ion cannons instead of blasters as much as you can diable as many fighters as you can, especially bombers if any.

    Tie fightesr are to flank themand try to keep them between our gunboats and the cruiser.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:48 No.12292335
    I'm suspicious of the Hierarch.
    Send the assault boat squadron to disable it, with the fighter squadron as escort.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)18:51 No.12292359
    scratch what I said I did not count

    do what >>12292335 said
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)18:55 No.12292391
    You might have overstated his odds of lying by a few points, but he doesn't know that. The Hierarch turns to fire at you.

    "And there's our invitation" Vosk grins. "All batteries. concentrate fire on the Hierarch."


    Your squadrons pick their targets In the general confusion. In the tangled melee they seem to be the only ones who know what they're doing. Several of Hierarch's fighters are disabled, causing the rest of them to withdraw. Your gunboats push the attack, and along with the main guns of your ship, make quick work of the Hierarch's defenses.

    The Ephemera is barely holding together. If you showed up any later they wouldn't be in one piece. The Heirarch turns to flee. Their shields are barely holding, for now. You could pursue and force them to fight light a cornered human (note to self. file joke for future use), or let them go. Pursue y/n?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)18:57 No.12292405
    >"fight like" I mean. Vocalize: har har.

    roll d10 if pursue.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:58 No.12292421
    And lets take over that ship.

    Building up a fleet, one ship at a time
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)18:59 No.12292424
    >>Pursue y/n?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:59 No.12292434
    rolled 8 = 8

    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)18:59 No.12292435
    Have the fighters and assault boats pursue.
    Just because we fought off the Hierarch doesn't mean I trust the Ephemera completely.
    Ravenous should begin rescue operations.

    Transmit to the Hierarch,
    "Captain Valint, your ship is damaged and your shields are nearly gone. Surrender now, before you sacrifice any more of your crew in this endeavor."
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)19:00 No.12292439
    oh yes
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:02 No.12292464
    Oh yeah!
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:02 No.12292468
    Why the hell am I rolling so well tonight!? (not that there is anything bad in that)
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)19:05 No.12292495
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    With perfect coordination born of a machine, you order the disabling of all the Hierarch's major systems. Some of its crew launch several shuttles in one last desperate attempt to escape. Senn's gunboats make short work of them too. Enemy fighters are returning to base. A Lieutenant Perkins from the Hierarch bridge broadcasts their unconditional surrender.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:07 No.12292512
    "Ephemera vessel Hierarch. Imperial citizens are not to be attacked by non-imperial forces. Relay the criminal activities of the citizens and they will be properly processed according to Imperial Code. You are not legally empowered to project military force into loyalist space. Permissions granted are for pursuit and Ion disabling only. Punisment is being meted according to captain's discretion, as per martial law proclamation 137.6"
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)19:08 No.12292517
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    Combat operations are winding down. All enemies pacified. Still no word from any of the other ships. Orders?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:10 No.12292544
    "Lieutenant Perkins, I accept your surrender. Prepare to receive engineering teams for repairs."

    "Commander Vosk, prepare emergency repair teams and a security escort to secure the Hierarch and begin repair of critical systems. Also prepare a computer team to go through their databanks for their most recent orders."
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:11 No.12292551

    I like you.


    Cripple his ship and capture it! We'll have TWO star destroyers, and a cruiser+civvy fleet in our debt.

    I see bright things in our future.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)19:12 No.12292563
    Broadcast all frequencies that the fight is over, and all civillian transports are to come to the Ravenous and for identification and inspection.

    Contact the Ephemera anmd ask what are they doing here and how did the combat start.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:12 No.12292565
    Send repair and security teams to the Hierarch to find out what their real orders were, and to repair its critical systems. Transfer over medical supplies as needed.
    Send a shuttle to check on the Ephemera; it's comm systems may be down.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:13 No.12292575
    Depends if I will be available to roll for the rest of the thread, considering it's nearing the point in time where I go to sleep in the weekends.
    I'll stay as long as I can though.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)19:22 No.12292656
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    Teams dispatched. Major Madine is handling the boarding teams.

    The Ephemera emits a low powered targeting laser at your broadcasting tower. Before anyone starts to panic, you quickly calm them down. You immediately recognize it as a plain text message, in binary.

    ISS Ephemera to ISS Ravenous. Computer virus has infected all ships in sector. Transceiver and nav-comm disabled. Civilian ships can still receive orders. Do not interface computers under any circumstances.

    Our infirmary is destroyed. Request shuttle extraction for wounded.

    Thank you. You were our only hope.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:27 No.12292698

    We should be careful, just in case. I advise sending an armed boarding party along with the usual medical and Search-and-Rescue teams.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:29 No.12292724
    Obtain a copy of the virus and have some techs work an antivirus. Once we clear it, we can datamine the fuck out of everything.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)19:31 No.12292740
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    Major Madine sends in a report.
    "The crew of the Hierarch destroyed their data core. There's not much to recover. Our droids are having problems accessing their records. We found six bodies on one of the shuttles in senior officer clothes. Death appears to be self inflicted gunshot wounds. I think this was for show and the command staff is still onboard the Hierarch in hiding. Interrogating the crew now. Details to follow."

    Another text message is sent from the Ephemera:

    Major Kasara Pax from Imperial Intelligence was on classified mission to Dantus Sector. We do not have the details to her mission. Major Pax injured but stable. She may debrief you in person after recovery.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)19:32 No.12292753
    We have to place the civillians somewhere, any habitats in the vicinity? Habitable planets or colonies?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:33 No.12292767
    Send emergency damage control teams to the Ephemera, as well as a computer team to get a sample of the virus.
    Also have some shuttles bring the Ephemera's wounded back to the Ravenous.

    Civilian ships are to signal via running lights if they require immediate medical or environmental assistance.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:39 No.12292811
    rolled 2 = 2


    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)19:39 No.12292815
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    Commander Vosk has been ordering the civilians to maintain their distance and form up in an orderly fashion. Wing Cmdr Senn reports some of the civvies are getting pushy. Requests orders.

    Ortiza has a sizable agrarian colony. Procca Major is the fleet HQ, forbidden to unauthorized civilian traffic. 48 civilian ships of various size remain. Transferring crews from them all would take 19+ hours under ideal situations.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)19:40 No.12292816
    Ask major Crix about this major Kasara Pax.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)19:44 No.12292844
    Once we are done with everything here I say we order all civillian ships to jump to Ortiza and follow suit once all left.

    For now, request data about the cargo of the Hierarch and get their curent supreme officer here for a a short talk. Interrogate the rest of the crew and find the real officers who are probably hiding among the crew
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:45 No.12292848
    Call up Major Madine, and ask if he has heard of a Major Kasara Pax in Imperial Intelligence.

    We need to find a way of flushing the virus out of these civilian ships. I'd rather that they go on their way under their own power, than trying to ferry them all back to Ortiza.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:48 No.12292875
    We should quarantine the civy ships until we get that virus purged. If it's bad enough to spread between military ships, then it's too dangerous to let get away.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)19:51 No.12292902
    A moment of disdain for these weak organics threatens to overwhelm you, but your programming overcomes the urge to do away with them all, for now.

    Major Madine reports he doesn't know her personally but will look into her records on the holonet once the comm grid is back up. He's found the Hierarch's captain in hiding, who is promising to cooperate. You can speak to him in detention at any time.

    A science team managed to isolate the virus on the Ephemera. It was uploaded by the Exigency 6 hours ago to fleet command at Procca major (an act of war) and is spreading to neighboring systems. The comm grid deeper into the sector past Ortiza is all infected. Any ship that attempted to access the holonet found their drives and communications disabled after a few jumps, hence the stranded civilian ships.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:56 No.12292942
    Interrogate the captain.
    Grill him for info.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)19:56 No.12292948
    Good thing you didn't attempt to contact anyone outside the system after receiving the distress call. Right now you may be the only warship in the fleet that's both aware of the virus and is still functional.

    Analysis of the highly complex metamorphic virus code indicates 80% odds an Empire of the Exigency's resources did not build it.

    Major Pax has been brought to an infirmary and is asking to speak with the captain of your ship, over the strenuous objections of her attending doctor.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:57 No.12292954
    Open a communication to the captured captain in detention:
    "Captain Valint, I am disappointed in you, as far as a droid with an emotion emulation chip can be.
    "The Empire is beset on all sides, we still have not brought the terrorists that killed the Emperor to justice, and now you uploaded a virus that will weaken Imperial power even further in this sector, opening the way for rebels, pirates, and hostile governments.
    "Now, tell me Captain, while I still have you considered as an Imperial officer awaiting a court martial, do you have an anti-virus program to defeat the virus you uploaded?"
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)19:59 No.12292965
    >asking to speak with the captain of your ship
    Make our way physically down to the infirmary to talk with her.

    "Commander Vosk, you have the conn."
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)20:04 No.12293021
    >>Wing Cmdr Senn requests weapons free for ion cannons to warn them off.

    Broadcast all channels for civillians that the virus situation will be brought under control soon, please be patient or else we are forced to open fire.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)20:05 No.12293027

    >drats, losing track of threads. Taking a minute. Since you get to do both eventually I'll handle the interrogation first.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)20:06 No.12293036
    Warning shots first!
    Remind them that they are currently under quarantine, and should act accordingly.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)20:11 No.12293068
    Was reposting to fix a name mixup there, but good call. Senn's tone makes it clear she approves.

    Valin is shocked to see you weren't some kind of trick when you spoke to him, and that you really are a droid. He tells you there isn't one and pleads for mercy. He says the virus rewrites itself with every infection. Ships could be inoculated beforehand, but there's no common cure to purge the virus for two even slightly different computer systems.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)20:14 No.12293099
    Strap him to that interrogator's chair that Vader used in the movies, and set some of those torture droids on him. The little orbs full of needles and drugs.

    And then kill him for making such a virus without a antivirus. Fucking moron.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)20:19 No.12293124
    Have our techs inoculate the Ravenous' computer systems and all computer systems under our command so that we can at least access the holonet and long range communications.

    "Your pleas are not befitting an Imperial command officer.
    "You will stay in detention until such time as you can be transferred to a military prison or a court marshal can be convened. Until then, you shall be treated as outlined in Section 3 of Article 4 and Article 111 of the Uniform Code of Imperial Military Justice."
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)20:21 No.12293137
    You fool! We would need to be able to test and ensure that the inoculation works first!
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)20:21 No.12293143
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    You order Major Madine to prepare the prisoner for interrogation. Contrary to your earlier analysis, the major doesn't seem to object in the slightest.

    Valin's screams become hoarse.

    "No, no, please! I'll tell you anything you want! I was just following orders!"

    The warbling harmonics from his overtaxed vocal cords floods your audio receptors. It's all rather pitiful.

    Do you have any further questions for him or do you just want him tortured?
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)20:21 No.12293146
    Demand to know the operational plans of the Exigency; where are they planning to attack and when, with what forces.
    Why was the Hierarch in this system pursuing the Ephemera. What were they after on that cruiser?

    I'm against executing him now; we adhere to Imperial Navy regulations about how to treat prisoners.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)20:24 No.12293162
    Demand the tactical and strategic details behind this infection; the Exigency was likely planning a followup invasion.

    Demand to know why the Hierarch was pursuing the Ephemera.

    Test the inoculation on a stand-alone computer before using it on the Ravenous' main computer system.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)20:40 No.12293271
    After much sputtering, the captain presents a somewhat clear picture of what happened.

    Captain Valin belonged to a sizable Exigency task force sent against your sector's fleet command at Procca Major. Their mission was to upload the virus to the local hyperwave comm grid, causing a communications blackout isolating all defending warships, they were then to pick off the fleet piecemeal and maintain a blockade around the planet while a second task group did the same at the sector capital of Dantus. That group was after Moff Aedo.

    He doesn't know anything more about the virus except that his superiors were very excited about it. When his task group jumped to the planet, one ship inexplicably was not fully disabled. He was sent to pursue while the rest of the task group mopped up. He assumed it was just another defender.

    Apparently the virus disables nav-comms immediately on naval ships while it lies dormant for a few jumps on civilian vessels, allowing it to spread faster across sectors.

    He'd like to blabber on, if he weren't passed out. The medic recommends against reviving him immediately. Seems the captain has a latent heart condition.

    The enemy fleet at Procca Major may grow concerned soon without a message back.

    The science officers have retrieved a working inoculation from the Hierarch and have deployed it on all systems.
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)20:44 No.12293292
    I have to go sleep now, keep up the good work!
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)20:47 No.12293310
    Good night. Thanks for the art.

    To anyone else still here. I'm going to wrap this up soon.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)20:51 No.12293337
    "Major, return Captain Valint to his cell.
    "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."

    Next, we need to meet with Major Pax.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)20:51 No.12293342
    >I'm going to wrap this up soon
    Do you have an idea for when the next session will be?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)20:52 No.12293352
    So um, am I just stupid or has the archive feature been removed on suptg?
    >> Stormtrooper !T4zNduZqFA 10/01/10(Fri)20:53 No.12293367
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)20:54 No.12293375
    Go to the 'request interface', at the bottom.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)20:55 No.12293384
    Aiming for tomorrow 15:00 PST but most likely I won't be back until tuesday 15:00 PST.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)20:57 No.12293410
    Then could we finish the debrief with Major Pax before finishing?

    Questions to ask:
    What is her mission?
    Why was the Ephemera able to resist the virus?
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)21:09 No.12293526
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    Major Pax is being hounded by a medical droid to start her bacta treatment. She is reluctant to speak at first, but after making sure she's not going crazy and you really are a droid captain, she starts answering your questions.

    "My mission? I don't have any more missions. Not after this. Imperial Center desperately wants something in the unknown regions, and to get it they were willing to make a deal with the devil. The IIB gave your enemies the Leviathan virus out of expediency. I tried to stop them, but I was too late. I'm sorry.

    "If your ship is still operational, then there may be a slim hope for your sector. But we can't stay here for long. Get your people to safety. The Dantus sector depends on this ship."

    >end of session 1. Thanks for playing. see you all maybe for a bit tomorrow, most likely tuesday.
    >> Anonymous 10/01/10(Fri)21:15 No.12293583
    Thanks for running the game, see you next time.
    >> Darth not-appearing-in-this-game !jxrVRQy2To 10/01/10(Fri)21:39 No.12293819
    Find out what he says next game!

    Ok out for real this time.

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