For House and Dominion: Neeran War Questhttp://houseanddominion.wikia.com/wiki/HouseAndDominion_Wikihttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=House%20and%20DominionYou are Sonia Reynard, Attack Wing Leader and Knight of the House of Jerik-Dremine! While you directly command the Third Attack Wing, the newer Fifth Attack Wing lead by Daska Rna also falls under your leadership. Both are elite units of the House, composed of fast hard hitting Cruisers, Frigates and Corvettes. Last time you completed an infiltration mission, having stolen an enemy starship from a testing base. There were some hiccups in the plan, such as a loading dock worker you'd stunned waking back up, and an enemy escort destroying a good portion of the ship you were stealing before the jump out. Still any jump you can walk away from is a good one.Returning to the unit you found that repairs to the shields of your Medium Comand ship had been completed though there are still some longer term issues to deal with. Modifications to the sublight drives, including reverse thrust vectoring systems, will require access to a yard and a few weeks of down time. The hull damage to the lower most decks has yet to be fully repaired, having been patched by crews for the time being. Captain Tama has been making use of the ship's landing bays to help support the launching and recovery of shuttles bringing refugees up from the surface. Evacuation of the colony should take a few more days at the current rate. 3rd Wing and 5th having been taking turns rotating out for raiding behind enemy lines. 5th is currently resting and rearming, though they'll also protect civilian ships if enemy raiders appear. You've taken 3rd Wing out in an attempt to locate and destroy the support ships the raiders are relying on. Several likely systems where it would be easy to scoop fuel have turned up nothing but you were eventually able to find and destroy one tanker and its escort.
>>31043321FOR HOUSE AND DOMINION
>>31043321Aww yis, for House and Salvage!
Sorry for the late start. I'd considered canceling for this week due to scheduling problems. Should be able to run all day tomorrow but that might be it.Recovery efforts are underway to rescue crews from the allied corvettes that were crippled in their attack on the Tanker. 3rd Wing drew most of the heavy fire away from them initially and did take some damage but are for the most part ready to push on if needed. Your trio of battlecruisers were also damaged and it will be the better part of a day until The Great Devourer can manage full combat speeds unless you plan to bump elements of 1st and 2nd squadrons from the repair queue.As the battle was drawing to a close several Neeran ships escaped to FTL. 3 Battlecruisers and 5 corvettes went one way, while another group of 5 corvettes jumped out in another direction.>We should send a few ships to follow them and see where they end up, essentially allowing them to lead us to the other tankers.Who do you want to send in pursuit? You have 4 attack squadrons that are at nearly full strength.Mike's Afterburner squadron are still returning from their own assignment and are not yet available.
>>31043711>Who do you want to send in pursuit? You have 4 attack squadrons that are at nearly full strength.Nobody. Focus on protecting the evacuation effort instead.
>>31043711Can't agree on sending any due to risk of ambush.
>>31043711>SpoilerHope everything's going okay, man.Yeah, agreeing with the other posters here. Small groups of fleeing Neeran sound like a trap just waiting for us to fall into it.
NOTE: I will have to cancel a game at some point in the next 4 weeks to get my taxes squared away. I'll try to post on the Wiki no later than the Friday before.>Anyway, seems like our battlecruiser and it's escorts is starting to stick out like a sore thumb. Perhaps we should act as an anvil for the rest of the squadron by reserving ourselves until we can apply our firepower where it'd be the most effective?Or as the Hammer? Wasn't that the original plan when you guys brought the Battlecruisers along? "Hold position here and lets get recovery efforts taken care of ASAP."The repair ship is soon on station, taking aboard multiple corvettes and a few Frigates that might have had difficulty making it back.Hafnar soon reports that the fleeing ships have jumped out of sensor range but they were all headed much deeper into enemy territory. You could have been chasing them for awhile and only a few of your ships would have been fast enough at FTL to overtake them.Within an hour and a half recovery efforts have been completed. All beacons have been accounted for, the only things remaining are the burned out hulls of the Tanker and Battleships, along with the drifting clouds of scrap metal."I take it were are reporting this location to the Alliance for salvage?" questions Kavos sounding less than impressed by the prospect.The Alliance observer Sayerna is still aboard, but would be able to do little about it if you sent the location data to your House first to see if they have salvage assets nearby. They could even sell the location data to someone who does. So could your allies for that matter, though they seem to be from Houses even smaller than yours.>Salvage orders?
>>31044455>NOTE: I will have to cancel a game at some point in the next 4 weeks to get my taxes squared away. I'll try to post on the Wiki no later than the Friday before.Next week would be great. I have to finish some tedious coursework until the 4th and tend to get surprisingly little done when I have something as entertaining as H&D to spend my time on instead.>>Salvage orders?>"I take it were are reporting this location to the Alliance for salvage?" questions Kavos sounding less than impressed by the prospect.Let Kavos handle this, if we plan to move up to high command eventually, it might be a good idea to prepare him for his own command. Unless we can just take him with us.
>>31044455If all these randoms ships we keep finding, including our wonky Medium, counts as salvage for the House then I see no reason why this shouldent either. More so since we made it go boom ourselfs. Send the data to the House! If the Alliance does not agree they can yell at us later.
>>31044455Send it to both the house and the alliance at the same time. That way whoever gets here first wins.
>>31044455>Salvage ordersFaction Alliance. We had allied units with us, and the Faction Alliance will compensate them fairly.It would be nice if RSS could get some spare Y-types and maybe a Moli toward the front to contract with the Alliance or J&D, but I don't think we've got the manpower for such a thing.>TaxesGood luck with those.
While Kavos might be looking for an excuse you're not really providing one. Besides the Alliance would have been notified anyways. Both the Alliance and the House are informed of the salvage site. Maybe they'll be able to use the hull of the larger Neeran ship for something? There's no way to know and there is still a lot to be learned before the Factions just start fixing Neeran ships, even with that construction vehicle you captured.Com and sensor buoys are deployed at the edges of the systems to keep an eye out for enemy ships and alert you and the Alliance if the Neeran attempt their own salvage operation. You have 4 attack squadrons and a full wing of allied corvettes to assist in recon efforts. Do you want to continue to investigate the other likely sites on your list, check other sites, or return to base until 3rd Wing is back to full strength?
>>31045230Let's investigate around that FTL-Hazard area. There might be something interesting, like a Neeran science vessel.
>>31045230Return to base? Don't be silly. I am suddenly feeling daring, let's recon around the nav hazard and hope for a special encounter! Perhaps we'll find some neat schtuff from that old battle site? After that, or any unit not needed to scan around the nav hazard can scan the TF locations.
>>31045365>>31045370>Perhaps we'll find some neat schtuff from that old battle site?You'd need to enter the hazard area itself and even then it's unlikely anything from that long ago would have survived close proximity to a super massive star and the black hole it's orbiting. If it was far enough out from the pair to orbit them it's possible but much of the fighting was much closer.Roll 6d100 to recon surrounding systems.
Rolled 19, 43, 53, 68, 48, 100 = 331>>31045599Roll
Rolled 72, 46, 33, 82, 8, 35 = 276>>31045599Ah well, perhaps the loot god will provide us with a 100?
Rolled 16>>31045599>Roll 6d100 to recon surrounding systems.1
>>31045815Are you going to roll your last two die anon?
>>31045658>>31045667>>3104572872, 46, 95, 97, 83, 100nice
>>3104559972,46,95,97,83,100The loot god has shown us it's grace and blessed us! All hail the loot god!Also out of curiosity why do you roll them one by one instead of all at the same time?
>>31046113Shhh! Do not question the methods of slow roller! Oddly enough he usually comes through in a pinch.
>>31046113As far as I know, /tg/'s RNG seed is time based, which means results tend to cluster if you rollmany dice at once.
>>31046113This is going to be like that time with the VTs.Except this time it's going to be some cool shit around a black hole. Oh boy.
Your order to conduct scans of the systems around the old battle site is seen as just an excuse to look for more salvage than a real search for enemies. Alex's 5th Squadron finds a Dominion Battlecruiser that could be salvaged. It might have been set up as a Long Range Battleship but had its additional drive nacelles shot off. It's clearly from the previous dynasty and has been adrift for a very long time.6th squadron under Nytoria's comand finds a heavily modified Standard Frigate that must have belonged to Pirates from the same period. It's incredibly unlikely they would have been in the area working as mercenaries. They probably followed the flow of fleets into the cluster hoping to prey on crippled warships they could salvage.Your allies also find something from the same period. A modular station built by remnant Kavarian Union forces after the Faction Wars. Since the invasion you've learned that a mixed Faction fleet entered the cluster while hunting for such forces in the years after the second war. Apparently they never got around to finding this one before they were attacked by the Neeran.The commanding officer of the allied unit, Major Trey'al soon informs you that the old station still has an operational sensor array."Can you power it up? We could use it to track enemy movements in the sector.""It looks like the kavarians were way ahead of either of us. Before they abandoned the station they set it for a special passive scanning mode, almost like a time lapse so the array wouldnt use too much power and would last longer. If it detects plenty of FTL traffic nearby it'll increase the rate at which it took readings. There's a steady traffic log for the past week or two. Before that maybe two ships detected per year.""Anything nearby?""Not much that stopped, but something went into that hazard zone a week ago and hasn't come back out yet."[ ] Laugh at the Neeran who may be stuck in there[ ] Investigate system (send who?)[ ] Report this
>>31046550>[ ] Investigate system (send who?)what sort of ships are good at that?
>>31046550>[x] Investigate system (send who?)>[x] Report thisReport we're investigating.Let's send First, Third and Fifth squadron. Or whichever three have the navigators with the most experience in hazard-zones.
>>31046550A new BC, yay! We'll soon have more BC's than the BC squadron itself.... Why do I have this creeping fear that Winifred will start to take them away from us... Again?Right then first we laugh and laugh and laugh. Then we get serious and think about this, Neerans generally don't do stupid shit so whatever they are doing in there will no doubt do harm to us. So against better judgement I say we investigate, after we have reported our find. How much do you think we can get for the station? As for which units... Well any can go really, preferably people who know not to fuck shit up in a nav hazard.>>31046192Also I now knight you as Sir SlowRoller.
>>31046550>[X] Report this
Let's see if we can repurpose the station to help with the evacuation so that we can free up the MC for it's repairs and upgrades.What ships would be best suited for recon of that area? Would it be possible to cloak the recon force in that area?
>>31046550Report this Investigate this with ships and pilots that are good for the hazard also volunteers.
>>31046550Forgot the map.>>31046602>what sort of ships are good at that?There are 2 way to go about it. Either send a very small ship to minimise the area of damage their drives might do, or take one with more drive plates but operating at lower power levels to spread out any damage they might be doing. Think a needle vs a Water Strider.You have corvettes for the smaller ones, and EX-K types and the remaining Clarent class for the latter. Your Excalibur class Battlecruiser would also be an option for the second category if it wasn't damaged.Wait, there's also a Navigators Guild Defense Cruiser in your unit, but they generally are not designed to be sent into these types of hazards. That's what their far more expendable Frigates are for.You contact the Alliance and let them know about the possibility of an enemy ship having entered the area. They're reluctant for you to send anyone in at this time, more because they're worried about losing warships that would be costly to replace.It could take days to get an unmanned FTL probe ship brought to your location that could be sent in.>>31046610>Or whichever three have the navigators with the most experience in hazard-zones.That would be Linda and that's about it. None of the other Navigators in the Wing have intentionally taken on missions flying into such regions, it's mostly been confined to things that RSS does and your crew did on a particular special mission.Linda notices you and several others looking in her direction "Why is everyone looking at me?"
>>31046755It is the House's BC, so the BC squadron/wing will snatch it up the moment we bring it near.Or worse, they'll give everyone's favorite Knight a mixed attack wing.
>>31047094On one hand we can't leave the wing since we are in command and it will look bad if we run away to do other stuff all the time. One the other I really don't the Neerans doing whatever it is they are doing in there.Someone is going in there. The question is, who amongst those experienced enough to do it wants a note in their record with a big gold star on it?>>31047180Yeah I know but that dosen't mean I don't want the Wing to have it. Just one of those things brings a lot of firepower to the field and with a group of four we could really act the hammer.And don't even.... We'll just have to distract him with crayons or something. Great, now I feel bad for him.
>>31046755>Why do I have this creeping fear that Winifred will start to take them away from us... Again?Reminder: You own the other three battlecruisers in your unit. She has not taken away the Medium Command ship. Yet.>How much do you think we can get for the station?Your ally found it, he's keeping it. He does want to relocate the station at some point, which you would be able to assist with thanks to your salvage craft.As he explains, "You are the ranking Alliance officer in the Sector. If you have a location in mind to relocate it to I would be more than willing to listen to it. I'm not relinquishing ownership of it but you and other alliance ships can make full use of it once it's been stocked up and fully swept for mines and traps."Your attack Wings and allied forces now have access to a modular station! It lacks a modern core module as those did not enter production until later. The one currently acting in that capacity might look identical but it's heavily reinforced, unlike the hastily slapped together station your Wing took off some slavers in South Reach. Do you wish to relocate the station? It's current location is not known to the Neeran (probably) but the more traffic to it, the higher the chances of it being found.Do you wish to send any of your ships in to investigate?
>>31047317>Your ally found it, he's keeping it.Oooh, his first station. Send him a bottle of space champagne to celebrate that, it's an awesome feeling.>Do you wish to relocate the station? It's current location is not known to the Neeran (probably) but the more traffic to it, the higher the chances of it being found.Contact the Alliance, they probably have a better idea than we do where this thing could be the most useful.>Do you wish to send any of your ships in to investigate?Could the Alliance spare any specialists for this within a reasonable timeframe?
>>31047317>InvestigateForm a mini-squadron with:Sam in the EX-KArelo in the EX-KJavi in the EX-KI figure we keep it to purely recon and have those three in the most capable ships possible to outrun any enemy presence. The EX-K should hold up well in the hazard zone thanks to its increased maneuverability.
Rolled 30, 36 = 66>>31047572>Oooh, his first station. Send him a bottle of space champagne to celebrate that, it's an awesome feeling."Are... are you mocking me?""What? No, congrats! My salvage company found a station earlier this year>Contact the Alliance, they probably have a better idea than we do where this thing could be the most useful.They'd suggest moving it far behind friendly lines near a world with defense platforms so it will be harder for raiders to reach. Or just keep moving it to avoid having the location pinned down.>Could the Alliance spare any specialists for this within a reasonable timeframe?They'll see if they have any navigators nearby that might be qualified.>>31047663Did you want to reassign Linda to one of those ships?
>>31047885It seems that a couple of their navigators have flown through such a region they weren't especially thrilled with the idea of doing so again. Recruit them anyways?
>>31047925Can't we just send a couple of probes in? I don't want to risk Linda, and reluctant navigators will probably be inefficient and expensive.
>>31047925Sure, let's do it. Unless >>31048088.Linda leading the mini squadron through the danger-zone.
>>31048088You lack unmanned FTL equipped probes. Sending in probes at sublight would take years. >It could take days to get an unmanned FTL probe ship brought to your location that could be sent in.>>31048120>Linda leading the mini squadron through the danger-zone."You want to send multiple ships in?" "As backup if you run into trouble yes." You tell her.Linda thinks it over looking worried. "I'll do it if you promise I never have to go into one of these hazard zones again."[ ] Agree.[ ] Point out that she might have to later if working for the Guild.[ ] Other
>>31048341Still don't want to do it.
>>31048341[X] agree but tell her that she may have to later if she joins the Guild.
>>31048341>[x] Agree."Take it slow and steady, Linda. We've got enough time to take safety as our primary concern."Uh, how dangerous is this zone by the way? This may change my vote.
>>31048607>Uh, how dangerous is this zone by the way? This may change my vote."According to Navigator records it should be nearing stable levels within 50-60 years but they were planning to extend the hazard warnings on the region because they were still studying what effects a black hole might have on subspace damage. To be clear they're doing the study at another location but its completion was delayed by Warlord attacks. Once it's completed then they'll have a rough idea of how long the warnings should stay in place in the immediate vicinity and not just for the area within 8 light years.""Linda this isn't helping, how dangerous is it in there?""I think we might be okay as long as we don't jump within 30 AU of the black hole or the star itself.""How big is that thing?""The star? Its about 9 AU in diameter. It's pretty big. We might be in there a few days getting close enough to take scans."You tell her and the others to stay in contact. >Any changes to this plan?On that note it's time for the Wing to trade places so 5th can go raiding again. Did you want to return to the system the Command ship is in, temporarily base out of your Allies station, or change the deployment plans for both Wings so that someone remains nearby?
>>31049048>Changes"Don't jump within 45 to be extra safe.">Change deployment plans for both wings.Have Daska's wing raid in this/nearby sectors so they can support Linda in an emergency.
>>31049048>Did you want to return to the system the Command ship is inYep.>temporarily base out of your Allies stationWe should try to avoid anything that can get the Neerans' attention before we've moved it.> or change the deployment plans for both Wings so that someone remains nearby?Nah, our original plan should be okay.
>>31048420>Still don't want to do it.Does anyone else want to just keep the station's sensor array aimed at the area until that FTL probe arrives?Since the mission will take a bit either way maybe it would be better if I added it to the next survey? I was going to put one up anyways for naming the ship.Name suggestions for the ship so far:Rapine birdThe DominionatorSerial peacemakerQueen's HiveThe UnstoppableThe Flying CoffinMegalodonLusty NeeranOnce we get some decent engines for this thing we can call it the "Phoenix."JDS Distant HorizonJDS Axiom"Everything is better than the old name""Admiral Rasarm" < The Shallan Admiral"Thunder Child">Keep old name. It's bad luck to rename a ship.BulwarkRedemption of HopeAdditional names:"Everything is better than the old name" Shortened to "EBON"Which then brings up the possibility of that leading into Ebon Night, though that might be a bit of a stretch. Any other ones before I put it up?>>31049379>"Don't jump within 45 to be extra safe."That will add more than a day getting in and then back out.
>>31049786>LindaCan we ask her if she's bought something she's always wanted now that she's a millionare?
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MQHC5JQ>>31050038>Can we ask her if she's bought something she's always wanted now that she's a millionare?Linda smiles and answers that yes she did."Well what did you get?""That is my little secret."W-what? "You're going to tell me eventually though right?""Nope." She replies now grinning like an idiot.>What say?"Hey, you cant go on a dangerous mission after hinting at a big secret like that."
>>31050929Diamond plated vibrator
>>31044598If I remember correctly Kavos dosnt want to get promoted above crew chief or something equivalent to that rank.
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>>31050929"That sounds like insubordination to me. I'll have to throw you in the brig at this rate."Or cut hot-tub time. We did get one of those installed on our command ship didn't we?
>>31050929>What say?"Versa or Eldald, Linda?""Huh? What do you mean Sonia?""Well, it wouldn't be a surprise if I told you..."
>>31050929Is it a unicorn? I always wanted to get one before I found out about sharks.
>>31051263>VersaSpeaking of Versa, how is she doing?
>>31051486I love it when that happens.>Hey players, do you want to have an awesome space adventure exploring the event horizon of a black hole?Eh, how's X doing?>Fine, I guess.Did we send a brithday card? How about Y?>Sure. I think...Guys, guys, we totally need to do our shopping.Shopping, YAY!>Space adventure? Black hole? Amazing wonders of the universe?Not now, we're planning to buy same glossy paper for our space printer so our greeting cards look nicer.Brand ABrand B30 posts discussing which sort of paper to buy.>;_;
You pepper Linda with awkward questions on the way to the lift.>>31051118>>31051238>We did get one of those installed on our command ship didn't we?On the Devourer yes.Linda rolls her eyes. "Now you're just being juvenile.">>31051263"...and creepy. What do you know, my ride is here!"She steps inside the lift and immediately starts hitting the door close button."Is it a unicorn? I always wanted to get onebeforeIfoundoutaboutsharks!" You manage to get out before the door closes.>Speaking of Versa, how is she doing?Currently calculating optimal targeting for massed phase cannon fire to take advantage of Veckron weapon impacts. Also trying to help balance power requirements between the shields, cannons targeting the attacking corvettes and reserves for the up coming mass fire shot at the enemy Super.
To: Sonia Bethany Reynard, DRH J-D, Factions AllianceFrom: R. ReynardDear Sonia,I hope this letter gets forwarded to you at the front. Things have been going well here. I'm catching up on a lot of things in school and learning plenty of neat things from the military trainers when they can spare time. My tutor doesn't think I'm quite ready for the academy but what does he know? He's probably worried I'd kick everyone's asses. I've been staying out of trouble like you asked me. Mostly. We did get in a fight with some kids that tried to jump us outside the school grounds but that was not our fault and we never told anyone. Mom is doing her "I did the same things at your age," BS. Yeah right.Oh and she wasn't kidding about my growth spurt when she talked to you last time. I hope I don't get too tall or I'll be really clumsy. I can always buy more clothes but not being able to run around without tripping would really suck.Mom also said there was a problem with shipping so we're saving your birthday presents for when you get back. Want to guess what I got you? No I didn't procrastinate about getting you one this time. I only did that once.I hope you get back soon. -Bekka
>>31052820This has renewed my drive to get home in one piece.
>>31052820>Oh and she wasn't kidding about my growth spurt when she talked to you last time.Oh god, she's not only a clone, but an improved clone.
>>31044455>Or as the Hammer?Yes, that's exactly what I meant. Seems like our Battlecruisers would be better off holding back until the rest of the wing is engaged, then jump in and shoot them in an uncomfortable place.Also bump.
>>31056500She was pretty short and still has a ways to go before reaching Sonia's height.>Use probe to check inner regions and ships to scout the outer regions.That's certainly an option. You send the trio of ships in to begin their search but still request that the probe be brought in should the star system prove too difficult to get clear readings.Next you tell Daska to begin hunting for the enemy support ships in this sector while keeping an eye out for distress signals from your recon group. She's slightly annoyed that her unit won't be able to cause more trouble but agrees that the raiders are a serious threat to evacuation efforts.When you return to base you check in on the status of your replacement arm. A new one has been finished with the same specs but with a more human looking exterior. Maybe you'll have the destroyed one placed in your trophy hall back home once it's been built.Top name finalists are: "Everything is better than the old name"/"EBON" and "Admiral Rasarm." Ebon has a slight lead.You get another message while in dock. The CEO of a Terran arms manufacturer, one Richie Dunwall, is attempting to get Splinter rounds legalised in Terran space. His company Baranger Arms primarily produces ballistic pistols and pistol carbines. Their plan is to manufacture 12.7mm rounds, possibly with a gyrojet stage which would allow for less recoil. These would not pose direct competition to your own higher caliber weapons.They're also hoping some sales to another Faction would help boost support in Terran space. As such you could purchase their weapons at a discount at the moment. Another company in the Pandora cluster has been contracted to make a small production run of their splinter ammo but will not be able to provide them over the long term.>Do you wish to buy some or otherwise support their company?
>>31058859>>Do you wish to buy some or otherwise support their company?Yes.But we should make it abundantly clear that we're supporting the manufacturing of large-caliber ammo, ones that would be difficult for criminals or civilians to use unless they have access to military rifles and weapons large enough to fire them.
>>31058859Depends on our current account balance and RSS account balance aswell as how much it would cost to buy them out, the Pandora company that is.Hmm... Now if the Terrans where to legalise splinter rounds then I do think the other factions would aswell so as to avoid being at more of a disadvantage, or more so than they already are when it comes to SP's. I suppose we could give him a call and tell him we have similar interests. Who knows perhaps this will lead to us creating a monopoly on splinter ammo? Ah, one can dream.
>>31058961>But we should make it abundantly clear that we're supporting the manufacturing of large-caliber ammo, ones that would be difficult for criminals or civilians to use unless they have access to military rifles and weapons large enough to fire them.Doing some research on the company you soon find out that Baranger has a wide range of pistols, with their most popular being a small 8mm designed to fire high velocity rounds. Predictably they seem to often be used as a concealed weapon. This could later turn out to be a problem if they start producing splinter rounds for those weapons as well.>>31059050>Depends on our current account balance and RSS account balance aswell as how much it would cost to buy them out, the Pandora company that is.The company Baranger contracted to make the ammo for them is not for sale nor did they tell you the name of it. Your current funds are approximately 40 million.Mr London is determined to keep RSS's liquid assets above 100 million as a safety net, especially while the Anchorage consumes money.It would cost a few thousand to buy a crate of the new weapons and their ammo.>if the Terrans where to legalise splinter rounds then I do think the other factions would aswell The Rovinar and Kavarians do not allow them to be imported to their worlds but allow them to be shipped through their space. They might legalise them, or they might just have their troops acquire them and keep the stockpiles at forward locations in the Pandora cluster, away from their home territory.The Terrans and law makers in the Dominion are your primary obstacle.Does this new information change anything?
>>31059388>>31058859>Do you wish to buy someForward the information about the guns and ammo we can get at a discount to our veteran sergeants, Ecord, Ki, and Rufaro. If they're interested they'll just have to tell us how many the want (within reason).If none of them are interested, order one crate.>Does this new information change anything?I can understand why people are wary of rounds smaller than 12-ish mm, and I have to agree. Anti-neeran/materiel ammo is okay with me, anything else is not.>Btw. I know what Linda bought. A family name. No-name Linda they called here when she was little after her parents had to sell their family name to pay their debts. Getting listed in the phonebook was a nightmare, nobody could find her on spacebook, filling out forms was incredibly demeaning because the government did account for her... special condition.
>>31059388I have no real interest in buying ammo but it's such a small amout of money involved that if people want some I will throw no objections.>>31059620Heh.
>>31059388>It would cost a few thousand to buy a crate of the new weapons and their ammo.Alright, that's not too bad. Let's do it out of our personal funds though, we don't want to dent RSS any more.
>>31059620>Forward the information about the guns and ammo we can get at a discount to our veteran sergeants, Ecord, Ki, and RufaroEcord and the Marines would be interested in trying out a new weapon while waiting for your prototype to enter limited production. Rufaro is not that interested but will practice with them if you buy some.>that spoiler.You buy 1 crate for now with your own funds, that couldn't hurt too much. The stun pulse grenades and Shallan Fusion guns were much more expensive when you got them for the Wing and they were worth it. >I can understand why people are wary of rounds smaller than 12-ish mm, and I have to agree. Anti-neeran/materiel ammo is okay with me, anything else is not.Maybe you'll make a suggestion about the splinter ammo laws being changed only applying to larger caliber rounds. It might be for the best."Sir, we have a security alert from the station." Announces coms as repairs to the Devourer are nearing completion."Just what we need. Is it another comet strike or a boarding team?""No sir, there's a riot. Personnel from 3rd and 6th squadrons are trapped in one of the promenade areas because of the fighting.">Your orders?
>>31060068"Fighting! I want people in power armor with stun grenades down there immediately."
>>31060068>>31060087This.Also ask who is fighting, and why.
Looks like the decision has been made already but yeah we should get some samples to test them out. You know we have all of those patents on ammo already. Did we ever give any thought towards producing smaller splinter munitions in our factory? All of the designs we have for 20mm ammo can easily be scaled down to 7.62 or 12.7mm sizes.Plus we also had a design for splinter-capped mass driver slugs with a frictionless ceramic shell. Those would expensive but greatly increase the effectiveness of our rifle, especially the heavy slugs. Normal mass drivers fire .25 calibre slugs, but our rifle is also designed to use heavier .375 slugs which are a proprietary calibre as far as I know. We should get the ball rolling on that and try to get them ready by the time the first batch of rifles is distributed for trials.>>31060087It's been way too long since Sonia got to toss stun grenades at anyone. while ballet dancing in recon armour
>>31060068All people with power amor in power armor. All marines in full armor. Load up on guns and we'll break this up with force if we have to.
"I want people in power armor with stun grenades down there immediately."Your suit is still undergoing some repairs to it's right arm, though the chest plate is fixed. If you wanted to deploy yourself you could do so but the entire right arm would be removed and replaced with a section of Marine armor.Valeri and Rufaro will either help guard the ship or back you up in power cell armor if you choose to deploy.A large contingent of your marines are soon making their way into the station, the rest preparing themselves to repel surprise boarding attempts on the Wing's ships. Medical personnel are standing by.>>31060205>Also ask who is fighting, and why."It started as a bar fight with South Reach mercenaries involved. Why is unclear at this time sir but it's getting worse.>Do you plan to take part yourself or let the marines handle it?
>>31060437>Do you plan to take part yourselfYes, please.>"It started as a bar fight with South Reach mercenaries involved. Why is unclear at this time sir but it's getting worse.Wow, that's just rude. This is a military station, they're not supposed to fight here.
>>31060437Time to deploy.We can have both Valeri and Rufaro join us.
>>31060502>>31060647If there are no objections proceeding to current loadout:Recon Armor (Modified) (Reduced wall and ceiling climbing)Phase RiflePulse PistolPlasma PistolHoldout4x Stun pulse grenades Do you want to make any changes?
>>31060814Breaching charges. Remote trigger explosives.Never forget these. Not after the mission with Eldal.
>>31060814The Phase Rifle, Pulse Pistol, and Holdout can be set to stun, right? No objections, in that case.
>>31060814That seems perfect to me.
One small system crash later and we're back. You load up but make sure to pack two breaching charges along with some explosives and remote detonators. Because of crews retreating to their ships Ecord is not able to make the best use of his jump jets to get ahead for fear of injuring people with engine wash. That doesn't stop him from using the pair of smart grapples to help out,pulling a spider man for a short stretch then vaulting up to the upper decks for a better look. "There are plenty of wounded but it hasn't turned into a fire fight yet. Most are just brawling. If we start shooting things could escalate rapidly. Station security are moving in with support from Republic troops from the opposite direction, but slowly. They have Tac shields and a mix of stun and shock batons." You're just behind the first wave of Marines equipped with Power cell armor. Your people deployed have a total of 30 Stun pulse grenades.>Your orders?
>>31061418Get on the station speakers. "STOP FIGHTING OR WE'LL START SHOOTING."See if we can pick out a few ring leaders to target if things get hairy.
>>31061418Move in, tell people to stop doing stupid shit or be stunned in the most unpleasant of ways. Perhaps with the help of some sort of public com system so everyoen will hear it or the like? If they choose to ignore that we then fire a warning shoot , not with the plasma pistol, and hope the pay attention to that. If they still do not care for that we begin picking targets and hose them down until they decide it's much more fun to lay on the ground on their own accord.
>>31061418This sounds good to me >>31061531
Might be safer to just do a rolling stun grenade barrage and then mop up anyone still standing. That would avoid provoking them by shooting first.Try to talk them down first of course.
>>31061418Coordinate with the Station Security & Rovinar, first.Inform them of our disposition & stun grenades and ask if they'd like us to support or take command.If the latter, time a barrage of stun grenades set to repeat with Station Security's push into the riot.Also, how big of an area are we talking for this riot?
Rolled 93, 34 = 127"Ecord, see if you can pick out a few ring leaders to target if things get hairy.""Working on it but they don't appear too organised.""Move in closer, but stay out of the fighting." You have the ship patch your com through to the station commander."Commander you have one hell of a riot going on here. Use the station intercom to tell people to stop doing stupid shit or be stunned in the most unpleasant of ways. My troops are ready to start that unpleasantness, are yours?""We were hoping to break the main fight up into manageable sections and reduce air pressure to make things more difficult for them if things continued. If you think your troops can contain them on that side should things go sideways I'll try and talk them down first."You quickly list off the equipment your personnel have available."Oh, yes that should help quite a bit. If things go badly we'll press with our riot troops and that should allow your people to make the best use of their stun grenades."Roll 2d100 for persuasive argument from the station commander or to disperse the crowd forcefully if that fails.No, you're not rolling against mine.
Rolled 30, 49 = 79>>31061913
Rolled 94, 80 = 174>>31061913
Rolled 10, 71 = 81>>31061913Sonia Reynard! Breaker of riots!
"This is the station commander to all rioters in the outer docking arm. You are surrounded by heavily armed riot troops and Marines. Cease fighting immediately or we'll stun everyone in that section. What small arms you were permitted to carry aboard the station are not capable of penetrating their armor. Give up now and you'll likely be permitted to return to your ships within the day."Things soon start to break up but you and your personnel remain ready for any trouble, as do the Republic troops opposite you."Third Wing personnel, get your asses over here." You see Vaughn motion the others out from the alcove between shops they'd been taking cover in, then take up the rear once the last are out and on their way.You check off pilots as they get past you and head for the ships. "This looks like everyone. Vaughn, did you see anyone else?"The former 2nd squadron vet shakes his head. "No, but it's possible some of the gunnery people were still in the main bar when things broke out."You tell him to get back to a safe area and that the Marines will double check. It's at that point you notice one scraggly looking mercenary in the back that had been trying to disengage from the fighting even when you'd just arrived. He has an artificial right eye with rather obvious cybernetics surrounding it that you soon realise are focusing on you.As Security troops begin to lead groups of people away he points at you."Hey!"Several other former Pirates turn and look in the direction he's pointed."That's the one that blew up the cargo decks on the John Avery!"You may have a problem. That optic sensor must be able to see through your faceplate."There's still a black market bounty of 1.5 million on her.">Your orders?
>>31062669"You feeling lucky, punk?"Wait for him to make a move, then plasma pistol.
Rolled 26, 13 = 39>>31062669You really want to take on somone who blew up the John Avery?And you think you will get anything out of it more than broken bones?
>>31062669Is he seriously considering attacking us, on an Alliance station, surrounded by Dominion and Republic troop. Let's just go back to the Devourer now that we've ceased the riot and collected our pilots.
>>31062772>Is he seriously considering attacking us, on an Alliance station, surrounded by Dominion and Republic troop.The man with the eye is largely unarmed. The same can not be said for some of the others nearby.>plasma pistol.Be advised that over penetration could hit others behind your target(s) including but not limited to station security personnel.>>31062730>"You feeling lucky, punk?">>31062730>You really want to take on somone who blew up the John Avery?>And you think you will get anything out of it more than broken bones?Say these?
>>31062669Tell everyone to ready arms in case the rest of them are feeling feisty enough to seriously attack a heavily armored group of Marines. There was after all talk about charging us for terrorism and that bounty is not small, we should look into that one when we get back to the ship.At the first sign of resistance or violence I want grenades and stun guns to put it down hard."Do you really want to do this? If you do then please note that this is a plasma pistol I am wearing and I am VERY liberal with useing it"
>>31062857Sure. Ask them if they're actually stupid enough to try something.
>>31062857Well we probably wont use the plasma pistol but it's a good threat if anything! I mean who wouldent be afraid of being hit with something that is considerd an anti tank gun?
>>31062669You know...at some point we have to get that bounty on our head sorted out aka eliminate whoever put it on us.I'm tempted to take that man into "custody" to see what he knows.Really anyone who tries anything is just crazy.
"Ready weapons." You tell everyone over the secure coms. Unnecessary maybe but good for getting people to pay attention.Next up is switching to external communication to make sure the pirates can all hear you."You really want to take on somone who blew up the John Avery? And you think you will get anything out of it more than broken bones? If you do then please note that this is a plasma pistol I am wearing and I am VERY liberal with useing it. Broken bones might be getting off easy if you take a hit from it.So tell me, you feeling lucky, punk?"After that most of the pirates on the main level are reluctant to engage, especially with so many soldiers in Power Cell armor backing you up. That doesnt stop a dozen of them from cursing at you and throwing other insults your way as they begin to leave."Where... somebody on the upper level just disappeared." Reports Ecord. "They were on the second level near a balcony overlooking your position.""Disappeared as in hidden?""No, as in holographic camouflage. Recommend you return to the ship ASAP.">Your orders?
>>31063272Bodyguard and multiple marine escorts back to the ship.Whatever systems that are used to pick up holographic camo, active them.
>>31063272Engage camo right now and switch position. If they can't see and we are not at our old position they can't shoot us. Warn our Marines then have Ecord ask the other station forces here if it's one of theirs, just in case whoever it is can track us useing the com system.
>>31063272Do as he says."The bounty has expired as far as I know. You might to check your sources."
>>31063478>Whatever systems that are used to pick up holographic camo, active them.The sensor in your right arm might be powerful enough to penetrate holographic camouflage but it's unlikely you'd be able to keep yourself hidden if it was active.>>31063481>Engage camo right now and switch position. If they can't see and we are not at our old position they can't shoot us. Warn our Marines then have Ecord ask the other station forces here if it's one of theirs, just in case whoever it is can track us useing the com system."Station commander says it's not one of theirs." Replies Ecord.>>31063502>"The bounty has expired as far as I know. You might (want?) to check your sources."The South Reach League may not have bounties on you anymore but anyone can put out a contract on the black market. You'd need to find out who placed it and remove both them and the site where the payment is being held to be certain. That still would not stop anyone from attempting it again and there could be multiple stacking bounties on you.Which do you wish to activate?[ ] Camo[ ] Sensor
>>31063665Do we A, want to make sure we most likely survive this without any great loses?Or do we B, want to try capture this guy, interogate him and possibly salvage yet another suit of power armor for our small growing army?
>>31063665Lets ping the fucker and find him.Most likely a spec op fucking up our soup.We hate flies in our soup.
>>31063665Find a recessed corner somewhere, bodyguards up, then [x] Sensor.After than, [x] Camo on and back to the ship.
>>31063890I am okay with this. Much as I'd like for us to personally have a stealth duel it dose not feel like a smart option when the person in question is probably hunting for you.Ping em then get back to the ship while the minions capture him. I wonder who will appreciate a fresh, besides the blood stains, suit of stealth armor?
>>31063665[X] Sensor>>31063665That just means we will have to knock over anyone who puts a bounty on us. Building a reputation for doing so would at the very least make it so that it doesn't happen that often in the future.
>>31063665Sensor. We have superiority in numbers, area and probably armament with our plasma pistol. We won't need to worry about overpenetration on power armor with it, will we?Camo is the OH SHIT button. I give it a 50/50 that he knows we have it and using it even if he does know will make us that much harder to find without revealing his own position.And lock up all entrances to the Great Devourer, dockside and voidside, so that he can't pull one of our maneuvers and board through an airgate.
Rolled 5"Reynard to Devourer. Lock down all hatches and means of access to the ship. Tell everyone that shore leave is canceled and lock down the other ships too. If they ask questions tell them it's related to the riot.""Understood."You chenge channels back to one the marines can hear. "New plan. I want half the troops covering me while I retreat to an easily defensible position. Once there I'm going to ping this bastard with an active sensor pulse. Your HUD's may fuzz out a bit. Spot the sone of a bitch and blast him before he disappears again. Ecord do you see a recessed corner or other place I could park myself and not get ambushed easily?""Got one." He sends you the location and Rufaro quickly sweeps it.Retreating there with Ecord positioned to prevent a death from above you power up the sensor unit. Roll for sensor pulse 1d100
Rolled 54>>31064254Give us that recon armor!
Rolled 51>>31064254Ayy, low collateral damage!
Rolled 86>>31064319Route 66.jpg
>>31064254>Rolled 5Is this good or badMaybe we permanently damaged the guy's hologram.
>>31064652The signs on the fronts of three nearby shops and two other displays blow out. Your sensor pulse detects a moving target and one of the Marines reports seeing someone briefly become visible on the upper walkway but they were already headed away from you at a good pace."No shot. There's obstacles and personnel in way.""They were headed towards the ships." Says Ecord. "Looks like he didn't expect you to take cover like you did." You could keep the sensor array on and approach the docking point for the Devourer, move up doing the occasional sensor pulse, use camo to reach the ship, or leave the station another way to be picked up by a shuttle.>Your orders?
>>31064832>move up doing the occasional sensor pulseSlow and steady
>>31064832>move up doing the occasional sensor pulseThe hunt continues! Cyber arm is really showing just how useful it can be and to think some people wanted a normal arm.
"Hey, you're going to pay for that aren't you?" asks one of the shop keepers, rushing out. He's using a hand held detector used by engineers to look for cracked shielding around power conduits.>>31064899>>31064883Roll 2d100
Rolled 6>>31065059>"Hey, you're going to pay for that aren't you?" Yep.>Roll 2d1001
Rolled 90, 100 = 190>>31064899I think some people do not fancy slowly being turned into a cyborg, I know I don't. Anyways tell the ships about our recon armor fellow and for them to take the necessary precautions while we hunt if they have not done so already.Has it occured to anyone that this may not be related to the bounty at all but may infact be a Neeran infiltrator? Am I too paranoid?>>31065059"Ehh... I eh sorry about that. Lemme just check if I can't get it writen off as riot damage and have your insurance or the station cover it. Also you should probably remain inside until it's entirely safe."
>>31065148Never wash those dice again.
Rolled 88, 63 = 151>>31065059>>31065148Eh, I can understand that and really I just have a love for cybernetics myself. At the very least if we lose anything else we can make it look normal while still being mechanical.Also, Nice dice
"Yes, let me check if I can't get it writen off as riot damage for your insurance later!" you tell the shopkeep while moving off in pursuit of the camo wearing individual. You remain visible so the marines around you to keep an eye out all the while charging back up the promenade towards the ships. Above you Ecord and a few other marines are trying to stay ahead of you."Reynard to all ships, we have a possible hostile who may be in recon armor headed for iur docking points. Take all necessary precautions. Marines, sensor pulse in five, four, three."The next pulse once again shorts out some signs and your prey becomes fully visible this time. The somewhat shocked Rovinar is wearing a hooded cloak over the rest of their gear making it hard to tell what they might be carrying. Seeing you it bolts towards the far end of the docking arm eventually becoming visible again.There are several airlocks were they could escape out of the station but unless they're carrying a helmet for vacuum exposure that might be difficult.A few people being shoved slightly out of the way give away it's position, still moving fast towards the end of the docking arm."Get ready for one more sensor pulse." you warn everyone.[ ] Lethal force when it becomes visible roll 3d20[ ] Try to stun it when it becomes visible roll 2d20[ ] Other
Rolled 10, 17, 1 = 28>>31065745>[ ] Lethal force when it becomes visible roll 3d20
Rolled 19>>31065745>[X] OtherOffer it the chance to surrender, before sending out the pulse, if it doesn't >[X] Try to stun it when it becomes visible roll 2d20We don't really know what we're dealing with here.>1
Rolled 7>>31065797>2Just because they're running around with cloaking, doesn't mean they're hostile. Remember Sonia's silly stunt with the assassination and theft missions back home. She probably has the decency not to shoot people just because they're using a cloaking device.
Rolled 2, 2 = 4>>31065745Stun, to many unknowns and I'd rather not get on the bad side of the Rovinar black ops by killing one of their agents. Beside I wish to have a chat with this one.
Rolled 15, 6 = 21>>31065745>[ ] Try to stun it when it becomes visible roll 2d20>Inb4 it's just the farmer who wanted his Plasma Pistol back
>>31065745>[X] Try to stun it when it becomes visible roll 2d20
"Set for stun!" The next pulse knocks out the Rovinar's camo as it jumps from an upper balcony. Rolling with the impact it's soon back on it's feet and sprinting for the airlock door. At which point Ecord lands firmly in front of it, firing three stun pulses from his rifle.Unconscious, the fleeing mercenary slides to a stop against the Knight's boot."Target down.""Obligatory remark involving Rovinar skin products." comments one of the younger Marines only to be slapped upside the head by one of the vets.It takes an hour to revive the Rovinar female who is a bounty hunter registered with the South Reach League going by the name "Shur Sarkh." It could easily be a fake but there's no way to be certain. Part time mercenary is also on the resume. Aside from the camouflage generator she was carrying a vacuum proof suit, an ultra thin helmet that can be disassembled and carried in a pocket, the usual mix of ID and credit cards, a pulse pistol, a silenced pistol, and a Needle variant of a Flechette weapon. It fires thin 10-15cm long metal spikes, and in this case each of them has a monomolecular tip. It would probably be able to pierce most suits of power armor.Station security has set aside an interrogation room for the prisoner but for the moment you and your people are the only ones manning it while the crowd of rioters are being sorted out.Eventually the prisoner snaps out of it and begins to look around.["Where did..] Oh. You are arresting me? I would be curious as to what charge you could find to hold me on.">Your orders?
Or would you guys have preferred to bring the Pirate back to the ship?
>>31066744Turn off any microphones and video for now,Bluffing intesifies. The Neeran spy blackmail attempt."Collaberating with the enemy, attempted sabotage, infiltrating and attempted theft of military property, attempted assassination and all neatly contained in a bribe, a lie and a favor called in the right place. You get put up against the wall after a certain Krath I know has had his way with your mind and who will ofcourse confirme my story. You are shoot and I walk away with that nice pistol of yours. That is unless you make it worth it for me. I do like living after all, I've done it since I was born. That is not mentioning how good it would be to be my friend." If this fails to convince her that we are a bloodthirsty beast who only looks after herself, combined with why the bounty is on us then I don't know what will. Else we could probably just edit some footage and have all Marines witness that they saw her trying to kills us.I do not take assassination attempts lightly.>>31067065Yes, it is closer after all and we do love our privacy.
>>31066744>Obligatory comment about seeing if 'she' is Krath or Rovinar
>>31066744Uh, uh, uh. "Before we begin, would you mind explaining why you felt the need to hide yourself whilst moving about the station?"
>>31066744I would rather bring the Pirate back to our ship and also find that one with the cyber eye. Very interesting to be singled out while there is a assassin there.This is pretty good >>31067175 and this is the perfect time to learn just where this bounty came from.I'm also tempted to have a "accident" happen after we are done with her unless she makes a very convincing case.
>>31066744>["Where did..] Oh. You are arresting me? I would be curious as to what charge you could find to hold me on."Given the state of war that this section of the galaxy is in, and given that this station has a significant portion of Alliance military personnel, I am detaining you as a potential Neeran agent pending further investigation.
>>31066744>>Your orders?If we aren't already, we should start having sparring matches with Ecord in power armour.>["Where did..] Oh. You are arresting me? I would be curious as to what charge you could find to hold me on.""Considering this is a warzone, I can pretty much do whatever I want with you unless you have friends in really, really high places. Higher than 1.5 million bounty places, I might add. So let me phrase it this way: What do you have to offer?"
>>31067175>>31067201Let's leave out the part about the Krath. Our recent Krath friend did warn us that loose lips sink ships.
>>31068441If things go the way I want them she will find herself tripping into the airlock and out into space once we got what we need. Wont do to leave an assassin who wants revenge hunting for us.
Station security has set aside an interrogation room for any prisoners you might bring in but while the crowd of rioters are being sorted out it would have been unmanned except by your people. At that point you might as well throw them into the brig of your own ship you figure."Find that Merc Pirate with the cyber eye." you tell the others.Eventually the prisoner snaps out of it and begins to look around.["Where did..] Oh. You are arresting me? I would be curious as to what charge you could find to hold me on."You turn off the recording devices in the room."Before we begin, would you mind explaining why you felt the need to hide yourself whilst moving about the station?""I was concerned for the well being of any South Reach League Mercenaries that might be taken into custody by your forces and intended to observe if your people were following proper procedures." The Bounty hunter states evenly."I doubt your sincerity." You lean back in your chair. "A much better story is you collaborating with the enemy, attempted sabotage, infiltrating and attempted theft of military property, attempted assassination and all neatly contained in a bribe, a lie and a favor called in the right place. You get put up against the wall after a certain Krath I know has had his way with your mind and who will of course confirm my story. You are shoot and I walk away with that nice pistol of yours. That is unless you make it worth it for me. I do like living after all, I've done it since I was born. That is not mentioning how good it would be for you to be my friend.""Hmm. And yet if any of it came out later that you went through with breaking a dozen laws it could damage your career with the Alliance.""Considering this is a warzone, and we're on a Dominion ship I can pretty much do whatever I want with you unless you have friends in really, really high places. Higher than 1.5 million bounty places, I might add. So let me phrase it this way: What do you have to offer?"
>>31068535I'd rather not risk having a Krath assassin nom us in our sleep, regardless of how 'secure' the person we're threatening is. Everybody talks. I'm just saying we should keep any and all Krath references to a minimum, there's no telling who could be listening.
>>31068441Maybe keep that part to a low whisper and really this >>31068535I doubt she is leaving this area of space alive.
>>31068584Wow, mean Sonia is mean.
>>31068633Sonia no likes assassins.But yeah, unless we get something good out of this hired piece of trash, I also think that there might an unfortunate 'accident' involving an airlock.
"Oh, so you want to collect your own bounty and catch the person or persons who put it on you?""It would be a good start.""I'm sorry I'm not privy to that information. Black market bounties are normally placed anonymously. However I do have a counter offer."This should be good."Two of the Alliance super heavy cruisers in this sector are being provided by the South Reach League. They would like to ensure that their crews are not being unfairly persecuted, such as by Dominion intelligence operatives inciting riots to undermine the authority of League officers in the Alliance. As such you and your people could be charged with gross insubordination, unlawful detention of an officer, conspiracy to commit murder and a host of other things all neatly contained in a bribe, a lie and a favor called in the right place." You're about to ask if she wants that etched on a memorial plaque when she speaks up again."Before you think to throw me out an airlock you might want to check what time of day it is.To answer one of your earlier questions; I do have friends in really, really high places. A lot of us do now that you and the Neeran have killed so many of us.">Your orders?
>>31068684"Too bad dead men have no friends, and tell no tales either."Kill her, and leave no trace of her existence.Leave nothing.
>>31068684Ooooh, I like her."Let's start this over. I'm Sonia Reynard, pleased to meet you. If something happens to me in the near future, you'll have a multi-million bounty placed on your head. Now that that's out of the way, tell me what you think about sharks."
>>31068726Don't be like this. Consider the following:She's basically a crappier budget version of Sonia:Camo? Check.Budget light armour? Check.Something not half as awesome as our plasma pistol that still packs a punch (Purchased on a budget)? Check.Shit tier luck when it comes to her camo? Check.Doesn't plan assassination missions particularly well? Check.Male support character from another species? Check.Likes talking back despite being in way over her head? Check.We practically have to let her live so we can see who and what her version of Winifred is.
You step out of the brig for a minute so you can take a break from the assasin you're sure would shoot you in the back in an instant if given the chance."Valeri located the pirate with the eye." Ecord informs you once the door is sealed."Station security just let him go and he was able to ambush him using his camo system. Him and a squad are bringing the guy around on a shuttle.""They didnt have trouble from station security?" "No, they're still busy sorting the pirates. The engineers are going to restart one of the damaged sublight drives in a little bit if you think the prisoners need a bit more persuasion. Or if-" he glances around. "You know... if you don't want any evidence."
>>31068684"Inciting riots? Do share with the rest of us whom are obviously in the dark about this."If she truly is investigating a potential rift betwen SRL and Dominion forces being created like this then that is a HUGE concern. More information is needed so no killing just yet.
>>31068684Laugh. Laugh hard.>unlawful detention of an officerunless I missed something, someone declaring themselves a Bounty Hunter isn't an officer of jack squat, and if they are a military officer... they've just declared they were doing something that today would technically make them a defacto spy?Do they still shoot spies? Or did they amend the rules of war to allow 'under cover' military?
>>31068973"Thank you Ecord, a shame the airlock will not be used but I suppose it's for the best">>31068967Assassin: CheckPersonal grudge: CheckFirst hand knowledge of us: CheckResult: Headache later.No no no, she dies unless she can offer us a REALLY good reason not to.Also do we have any hardware that can detect people that lie? Lie detector! That's what it's called. Why do we not have a Krath in the crew? I like those little bastards.Also I am going to bed, I pray things turn out for the better.
>>31069111We did exactly the same thing with that factory manager for the sole reason that several people were bored.I also have no idea where you get the personal grudge from, but it's late, so I might just have skipped that part somehow.>Also I am going to bed, I pray things turn out for the better.Probably something for a survey until the next H&D session.
>>31068684>unlawful detention of an officeDeclare you're a friendly officer next time you're captured by allies, and I won't be so quick to think I'm dealing with yet another assassin out to avenge some perceived past slight.Let's start from the part where you said conspiracy and Dominion intelligence operatives.
>>31069526I wouldn't mind learning more about that, but I either way someone is going to get destroyed.
>>31069644If she really is a League officer, that means we can confirm her identity. It's also possible she's working undercover. If she's an ally, we should help her instead of killing her. The South Reach war is over, and all we did was our duty.
>>31069681Well we still have one more person to interrogate.
>>31068684>A lot of us do now that you and the Neeran have killed so many of us."There's also a chance I'm the reason why there's still a South Reach League at all."Can't hurt to tell her about how our unit managed to stop that one ship from breaking the ceasefire after the SRL's teleporter plan failed.
>If she really is a League officer, that means we can confirm her identity.Her ID checks out but only lists her as a bounty hunter and part time merc.>Laugh. Laugh hard. a Bounty Hunter isn't an officer of jack squat"Have you looked at our officer candidate pool recently? We are not all Cole Weston material. People are hired for different jobs. Under the Factions Alliance charter specifying employment for former South Reach Pirates as mercenaries I'm classed as an allied combatant with the rank of a navy Lieutenant.""Then declare you're a friendly officer next time you're captured by allies! Maybe then I won't be so quick to think I'm dealing with yet another assassin out to avenge some perceived past slight.""Percieved?! You killed more than-" She stops herself long enough to regain some composure. "Look, you don't have any evidence of me working for the Neeran or that I was going to kill you. All you have on me is using holographic camouflage in a promenade area which is a 500 S fine by Shallan law.I was curious as to what charges you would try to hold me on. Apparently "Lawful" and "Dominion" don't belong in the same sentence because you threatened me instead. What time is it?"You shrug off the question. "On to your supposed mission. People inciting riots? Do share with the rest of us whom are obviously in the dark about this."The Rovinar looks at you oddly. "You're aware of the Alliance observers? The continual discrimination against South Reach Mercenaries within the Factions Alliance? Even those that quit their careers as mercs and signed on for extended contracts with the Alliance are not getting commands unless a Warlord gives them a fleet. You don't find it convenient that there are an increasing number of avoidable incidents that require our people to be locked up and our ships sold to a dozen Dominion Houses and PCCG backed mercs to pay for legal fees?"
Not really, that actually sounds like appropriate action. More ships for the Houses and the far more stable Mercenary guilds in the Pandora Cluster. It's a good idea."Some of it is likely to be our fault but there are open contracts on whoever might potentially be doing this. Also known as bounties. Yours just happens to be 3 times larger than the one I'm looking for."You remind her that you do not take assassination attempts lightly."Neither do I. It is approaching the point were we may be prepared to fabricate evidence if only to trigger a larger investigation that would bring to light the problems we're facing. Do with that what you will."The man with the eye is identified as one Akshan Husayn, Human male age 41. According to intel he worked with ground raid crews following a planetary assault to prioritise equipment for the Warlords to salvage and ship back into orbit. His "good eye" has been upgraded with special scanning gear to make that easier. He's also listed as having worked as a spotter for sniper and artillery crews at one time or another early in his career. It's assumed that he lost his right eye either in his first or second raid but there are no records to be found.While not a true officer himself he is usually found not far from high ranking ground force commanders.No known relations with Shur Sarkh.
>>31071057>>31071097I've gone from wanting to kill her no matter what to thinking that what she has might have some merit.We "could" look into this ourselves because I would rather not have angry former pirates mad us our house/ us.I mean that one pirate captain we worked with was a alright guy and they bring a different set of skills to the field.Okay. Suppose to do help her out...if we do find out something is going on I want that bounty off of our head. We can also confirm her story: Ask her to give us a name and a way to contact someone to verify her story.
>>31071575>Suppose to do help her out...if we do find out something is going on I want that bounty off of our head.>We can also confirm her story: Ask her to give us a name and a way to contact someone to verify her story.These are both reasonable suggestions.The bounty removal particularly, because we don't want to have to kill some poorly equipped children coming after us because they thought they could make a quick buck.
I'd just like to say how much I enjoy the butthurt over our actions on the John Avery from South Reach people.For some reason, an irregular band of pirates thinks we did something wrong by detonating warheads on a pirate superheavy cruiser full of pirates selling stolen goods.How many planets did we see get bombarded by pirate superheavies?And they suddenly expect to be given commands which will likely include people that had friends/family die fighting them.They should probably be happy that they're not getting friendly fragged every damned battle.
>>31071718While I generally agree with you anon, that reasoning is a sword that cuts both ways. Few people remember their own slights against others better than slights against themselves.That being said, ask her this, "Are you familiar with the term Citation Needed?" Let's talk to her superior who is bound to have more than just plausible accusations to show us.
On the one hand, war effort.On the other hand, do these people honestly expect any other kind of treatment? The only reason we allowed them to live was because the Neeran opened up a new front. They became mercenaries because it would have taken too long to annihilate them, and yet there are still pirates who squander that second chance and go back to their previous ways.Fabricating evidence to "provoke" investigation is a wonderful way to convince everyone else to finish the job.Have her cite those superiors, if they can convince us that there is a real problem we can consider doing something about it. If she is just bullshitting us then she gets to be the canary in the fusion drive.
Sonia has man-at-arms in medium power armor right? What do they do, just sit on the ship all day or do they assist Ecord in boarding actions. Also if someone could point me to the thread where we got then id appreciate it.Also Rufaro is our body double right? Does she also sit around and do nothing or does she go back to a regular boarding team member when not borrowing our armor. We really should just get her, her own suit so we can have x2 stealth units working in concert for future missions.And i forgot the name of our personal bodyguard we got. He has a holo projector and powercell armor right? Isnt his job sorta moot now that we have Men At Arms (unless they are back home protecting our lands or making sure our family is safe from kidnapping attempts since we rich ceo and 1.5mil bounty). We should also shell out recon armor or something for him.
Sorry that took so long before. Was having trouble stitching the responses together. Also I'm stopping here before I fall asleep on the desk. I will try to post in the morning and resume at 7pm EST tomorrow since we have so many posts left.>We "could" look into this ourselves because I would rather not have angry former pirates mad us our house/ us.Apparently if their rate of ship losses to the enemy or to allies remains a constant there could be problems in the South Reach area within a few more years, at which point everything with the Warlords would go to hell again.>>31071575>>31071701>bounty removalNeither the South Reach League nor their mercenaries have any control over bounties posted via the black market. That doesn't mean they'd be unwilling to sell you information on who does. >>31071718>pirates thinks we did something wrong by detonating warheads on a pirate superheavy cruiser full of pirates selling stolen goods.There were a lot of non combatants in the area conducting trade.>be happy that they're not getting friendly fragged every damned battle. They're aware of it.>ave her cite those superiors, if they can convince us that there is a real problem we can consider doing something about it. If she is just bullshitting us then she gets to be the canary in the fusion drive
>>31072669>There were a lot of non combatants in the area conducting trade.Its a warship. I'm not sure you can qualify as a noncombatant while you're on one of those.
>>31072742I think he was talking about the people not on the ship but next to it with the market area. There also were quite a few slaves there is I recall correctly.
>>31072508Men at Arms are kind of like household knights, Valeri is a bodyguard which is a little different. I forget exactly when they showed up but we recovered their armour during our salvage bonanza. The men are from our veteran squad. How long have our veterans been with us and how many are left? I know we lost one while trying to rescue the wizard and they were with us at least as far back as the first sleeper ship.And how expensive is power armour? Recon for Valeri would be a good idea given the places he has to follow us. He already has the holo camo but the powercell stuff doesn't have sound dampening and other stuff. Getting ourselves a second suit of recon armour would be a good idea too in case our suit is down for repairs. When both suits are working Rufaro can use the second one.Alex and Mike have armour now too right? Did they get light or medium?
>>31072805One of the carrier bays was turned into a market. I forgot why we blew it up though
>>31073415I actually wasn't there for that thread, but IIRC it was to keep our pursuit busy while we ran way after that covert op about the stolen rovinar ship. The secondary reason was to destroy or blast overboard the SP torpedoes we just sold them so they couldn't later be used against us.By the way, what has Duncan been up to? Last time we talked with him was to tell him not to install the eye implants. The last time he was mentioned in passing was over a year ago back in Feb 2013. Time flies.
>>31072669>There were a lot of non combatants in the area conducting trade.They were aiding and supporting piracy, which made them valid targets.>>31072484>Have her cite those superiors, if they can convince us that there is a real problem we can consider doing something about it. If she is just bullshitting us then she gets to be the canary in the fusion drive.What he said.
>>31072669Alright I am no longer thinking we should have her killed in the light of this. I am actually leaning in the direction of helping her out with this as a break with the SRL would mean the lose of about 100 Super heavys not counting their loses since the start of the war. Or perhaps worse as some may join the Neerans. This is bigger than us now so revenge will have to be put on hold.Then again I am not surprised that people are treating them in this way. When it comes down to it they are nothing but pirates after all and still have a long way to prove themselfs."Honestly I am not surprised this is the way former pirates are treated what with the raids, the deaths and the slaves that are all part of your history. However We can not ill afford to have a break with the South Reach and the rest of the factions so I'll tell you something. You get me in contact with your commanding officer, you can even use a com on my ship, and I will have a little chat with her or him. Also that Flechette weapon looks nice, where do I get my own?"
>>31072669>Apparently if their rate of ship losses to the enemy or to allies remains a constant there could be problems in the South Reach area within a few more years, at which point everything with the Warlords would go to hell again.I can understand that people would be more than willing to use them as cannon fodder, but wouldn't the SLR forces be incredibly well suited to convoy raiding operations?I'd also imagine many of them would have trouble working well in an military environment, so why not simply issue them a letter of marque and let them do their thing in Neeran space?
>>31071097>>31071057>I'm classed as an allied combatant with the rank of a navy LieutenantFirst, confirm this with the Alliance.To the Rovinar:"Your history as being in league with known pirates and criminals is not of any interest to me. That war is over, and your collection of thieves, criminals, outcasts, and brigands are now the legitimate South Reach League. As long as your guns continue to point at the Neeran, I do not care. That said, after years of endless raiding, can you really expect the intergalactic community to suddenly accept you with open arms? The Warlords nearly brought trade to a standstill and marauded across countless worlds.As for the Super Heavy that earned me my bounty: Are you both forgetting about the countless innocents that ship bombarded, robbed, and victimized? It was a legitimate war target being used to facilitate the sale and transfer of stolen goods and slaves. Slaves! A businessman who works with a known criminal should expect to be subjected to collateral damage, and shouldn't blame the triggerman when he's openly working with a target of war.I am not against the idea of the South Reach League. Your forces have contributed significantly to the war effort against the Neeran, and I would not go out of my way to deliberately undermine the war effort of my House and the Dominion. We're already on the back foot in this war, and these sort of incidents could fragment Alliance to a breaking point. What would help you in your investigation?"To the one-eyed pirate:"Cool eye! Where'd you get it?"
Rolled 7>>31073669>what has Duncan been up to?He's been doing "classified work on secret shit." Given his familiarity with hacking modules by the time he left he's probably working on equipment that could be used against the ships of other Factions. >>31073669>The secondary reason was to destroy or blast overboard the SP torpedoes we just sold them so they couldn't later be used against us.And considering those torpedoes had tracking devices in them that would give away the position of cloaked Rovinar ships using them, your allies were not greatly pleased by your actions.The ones blown overboard were collected for the most part and were used as intended. It may have even helped spread them between the fleets because of the resultant "fire sale" on Rovinar Torps as ships scrambled to get the free warheads.You point out that by their own definition the Warlords killed millions of non combatants. You just blew up part of one of a dozen similar ships used as trade hubs.>>31077912>why not simply issue them a letter of marque and let them do their thing in Neeran space?The technology necessary for them to operate in Neeran space which would let them take advantage of captured enemy supplies, equipment and logistics is still being developed. Once that happens expect more of them to do so.Some are conducting raids behind enemy lines much like your forces, but their equipment is not always as reliable. They need to stay close enough to friendly territory for repairs."List off those superiors for yours.""Warlord Cirtap Krussk. He commands the South Reach forces in this sector of the theater. But depending on what time of the day it is they may call you."
>It is 0700 hours. Sarkh missed her 0600 check in."Arron to Reynard.""Go ahead.""The station core and our ship have just been hit by multiple sensor pings after one of the Warlord Supers in the systems did a full system scan.""Have they done that before?""They usually do a full sweep every 6 Hours."Have to run to work. See you guys after 7pm.
>>31078396Time to call Warlord Krussk.Though I have to wonder...why the hell does she keep saying something about the time of the day?...god dammit was it planned that they would contact us after a set period of time?
>>31078443Yep, I think we should try to quickly contact them before they contact us.
>>31078449>>31078469Good thing we didn't space her. "Alright, your superiors are phoning you. Get on the line and assure them you're not dead."We should probably also get Winifried on the line and explain the situation. With a Warlord getting involved this is now out of our paygrade and rank.
Rolled 34>>31078506We should ask which houses did the nasty on the South Reach people and stole their ships.You see this is of interest to us if we want to be obstinate about this whole business or even helpful.Then give a hungry look at the Superheavy.We could so take it. To bad it would make to much publicity. But we could so take it.So knowing whicvh houses and stuff and agitators we could try out best to help the South Reach boys and girls and at the same time preventing rivals or potential rivals from getting ship hulls we defiantly do not want them to have, once the Neeran war ends, and considering that it is destabilizing to the war effort the charges for this are going to be quite serious, probably only one step removed from treason and deliberately aiding the enemy, most likely classed as hampering the war effort. Of course we will want to know who but the bounty on us so we can see about having it retracted.We might want to consult with our dear Baron Winifred about this but provided we get the Ok, from her and House Intel we might be able to help them out.And i am certain she is used to the heavy fisted approach. That is of course if the Warlord vouches for her.
>>31078443TSTG, how exactly is the SRL organised? I'd guess with most of their military occupied on the Neeran front, it would be the ideal time to offer some help to make the 'civilian' side of their faction a bit more stable.
Bump.Are there any noticeable differences when it comes to power armour between the different factions?
>>31080681If there's one thing I can say for certain it's that the Dominion power armour will probably have cool gold inlays and look royal as fuck.
>>31080681Well most factions make their own race specific power armorur. Dominion armour is usually made for Droalls and have to be modified for humans. Our recon armour is of Terran make I think.And yeah, knights tend to be big on the bling. There are exceptions for practicality of course, ours isn't really meant to be seen. Mike had his made to look like power cell armour so he wouldn't stand out.
>To the one-eyed pirate: "Cool eye! Where'd you get it?""Yer' grandmother. No, it was a gift from a friend of mine. Said I had a better head for finding what was needed. He told some friends of his and bam, new eye barely a week later.">First, confirm this with the Alliance.Kavos gets back to you with the data. While not specifically listed as an officer her name does appear on the crew roster of Warlord Krussk's command ship at the time it entered Shallan territory. She is still listed as active duty."Your history as being in league with known pirates and criminals is not of any interest to me. That war is over, and your collection of thieves, criminals, outcasts, and brigands are now the legitimate South Reach League. As long as your guns continue to point at the Neeran, I do not care. That said, after years of endless raiding, can you really expect the intergalactic community to suddenly accept you with open arms?"Sarkh does the Rovinar equivilant of an eye roll at your tirade but does pay attention, more so when you get to the end."What would help you in your investigation?""A Scapegoat would be the most expedient. Personnel transfer records from the PCCG and the Dominion for each of the regions an incident happens in would be better for the long term. not exactly easy with more than three hundred Houses operating in Shallan space.""I'd like a list of which Houses are gaining the most from these incidents."Giving her a pad she types out a list. There are several Mid level Houses and a bunch of minor ones, a few your House has good relations with and some you do not."Alright, your superiors are phoning you. Get on the line and assure them you're not dead."You attempt to contact Winifred to get her in on this but her fleet group is currently engaged and jamming is making stable coms difficult.One of the higher ranking Faction Alliance officers from the area should be available. Call them?
>>31087606id like to play this close until we get proper direction from our house. This is pretty big and could get ugly real fast with both sides playing the blame game
>>31087606No, first we have a chat with the Warlord Krussk and try to lay out a plan as to how to deal with this. I will not allowe the Warlords to be turned against the other Factions in the middle of the largest war in history! After which we'll have to see what to do. I do not think the Alliance is entirely clean in this matter.Now about those Houses, amongst those whom we are on bad terms with we should see which of those are on bad terms with the Ruling House or one of the other seven Large Houses. If we supply the enemy of our enemy with damaging information they can move against them politicaly or at the very lest give them ammunition for later use. Either way it will be good for JD even if the first option is overral better.
>>31087787>I do not think the Alliance is entirely clean in this matter.To be fair, I wouldn't be surprised is the Alliance is innocently ignorant of this entire game. This whole situation has Dominion stamped all over it. We should probably also cross check her list with a list of Houses that were hit hardest by the Warlords. I bet there's some personal grudges being worked out here as well. Hell, we might not even need to find a scapegoat at all.
>>31087787>Now about those Houses, amongst those whom we are on bad terms with we should see which of those are on bad terms with the Ruling House or one of the other seven Large Houses.Ones you're on bad terms with:House Erid < Rival and neighbour. Was forced to recall fleet from Warlords campaign after heavy losses.House Maharus < Normally on the frontier, lost territory in South Reach and was unable to reclaim it in the Warlords Campaign.House Eit'nerium < A pro Dro'all House, was not involved in the Warlords campaign>we should see which of those are on bad terms with the Ruling House or one of the other seven Large Houses. House Eit'nerium is on bad terms with the ruling House and 4 of the 7. The others have the usual mix of standing with the 7 that most Houses enjoy. Most have passable to good relations with the Ruling House.>>31087943>We should probably also cross check her list with a list of Houses that were hit hardest by the WarlordsSlightly less than half of them were, the others fared about as well as everyone else did from the raids.>>31087747You might be able to get hold of Knight Captain Saputo or Kim. Or Sylvan."We're ready to get the Warlord command ship on the line sir." Says Tes'us. Did you want to turn this into a conference call?[ ] You've got this[ ] Alliance Admiral[ ] Captain Saputo[ ] Captain Kim[ ] Captain Sylvan[ ] Stall until you can reach Winifred
>>31088229Oh god, that's politics. Can we get Alex in there to help us? He has all those nice stats and bonuses for diplomacy while Sonia is... Sonia.
>>31088229[x] You've got this, for nowWe picked up the Warlords Agent, and I don't trust long range coms to be secure enough for this.>SaputoWasn't his wing listed as MIA along with the entire Kavarian fleet group it was operating with?
>>31088229[X] Captain SaputoI like Saputo, he is older and more experienced than us, not to mention a nice guy. If this does not go to hell then we can always invite the Alliance dude and give him a rundown on the situation after we've had the chance to speak with the Warlord in a bit of privacy.Erid and Eit'nerium seems like our prime targets then. I wonder if we will be able to swallow up Erid's territory?
Didn't our relations with Erid improve after we bailed what was left of their expeditionary force out before Gesaur?
>>31088229>[ ] Captain SylvanReminder that Sylvan is a fucking pro.
>>31088674Sylvan? Pro? As in crayon picture Sylvan? Are we talking about the same person here? The man that everyone consider good for nothing?
>>31088229We should talk to Sylvan
Rolled 59>>31088229>[ ] Stall until you can reach WinifredThis might affect House policy something fierce depending on how far we go. Lets get the go ahead first. Tel her what we want to do and get a yay or nay or a how far should we push this tuff. Just in case...
reposting since it seems to have been missedSonia has man-at-arms in medium power armor right? What do they do, just sit on the ship all day or do they assist Ecord in boarding actions. Also if someone could point me to the thread where we got then id appreciate it.Also Rufaro is our body double right? Does she also sit around and do nothing or does she go back to a regular boarding team member when not borrowing our armor. We really should just get her, her own suit so we can have x2 stealth units working in concert for future missions.And i forgot the name of our personal bodyguard we got. He has a holo projector and powercell armor right? Isnt his job sorta moot now that we have Men At Arms (unless they are back home protecting our lands or making sure our family is safe from kidnapping attempts since we rich ceo and 1.5mil bounty). We should also shell out recon armor or something for him.
>>31088349>Can we get Alex in there to help us?"You did what? And they know you have some of their people aboard? Unless you've got something on them getting them off your ship ASAP would be my suggestion. You were just asking some questions and had no intention of holding them for an extended period. I'm going to ready my squadron for emergency launch and have the SP torpedoes prepped on the starfighters. Um, just be polite? I know you can do it. Sir. Signing off.""Alex wai-" He closed the channel. >>31088392>Wasn't his wing listed as MIA along with the entire Kavarian fleet group it was operating with?They fought their way out while you were busy doing other things.>>31088529Yes they did, but as a neighbour they remain a rival.>>31088674>Reminder that Sylvan is a fucking pro.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqBm-PJylWQActually that tactic does give me an idea.>>31088822Before or after the Warlord?We have a real mix of votes here on what to do.
>>31089233I am actually disappointed in Alex. After we are done here we're going to fold our arms and frown at him.Sylvan is not getting in on anything we do, ever. Kim... I don't even remember this guy.Saputo has pull in the House and is old enough to have some wisdom.As for waiting, do we really want to wait while we might have a small army and a large navy of very angry pirates attack us? She might be cut off for days for all we know and this needs to be defused right now if we are to take advantage of it. Think of it like this, if this goes well then this will be the biggest political move we pull for the House and we'll be bumped so much closer to that Command rank. Especially if House Erid suffers in the process so we can eat them up and grow.However I am willing to forgo my vote for Saputo and instead go for right now if it comes to that and TSTG feels like it's going to slow.
>>31089233Talk to Sylvan before we talk to the Warlord. If shit goes downhill we push all the blame on Sylvan.
>>31089233>>31089485>You were just asking some questions and had no intention of holding them for an extended period.This is actually good advice. Let's go with this.
>how exactly is the SRL organised? The old man at the top. He organised the pirates into several groups each under a different Warlord. There were at most 15 Warlords each commanding a large fleet that would split up to hit a wider area. How each Warlord divided their forces was largely up to them but for the most part it remained fairly loose. Pirates with their own ships would sign on for raids. Warlords that could get the lesser captains to respect them one way or another tended to have better results and thus more people willing to sign on and actually listen if given a job. In South Reach the Warlords began dividing up territory's and setting up infrastructure to support the fleets when they were not out raiding. Each carved out their own little fiefdom from the former Dominion and nonaligned colonies. Lieutenants from each Warlord would be put in charge of administration of worlds, sectors and so on. A few of these even became Warlords themselves or killed their boss and took the job title. The old man controlled the main shipyard and flow of Supers to his subordinates most of his career. The others eventually built their own but it would take all of them combined to match the main yard. Most of those secondary yards have now been destroyed. He kept the Warlords from infighting and ensured that if it was necessary it would be a quick and painless to the organisation as possible.The future of the SRL is in doubt. The old man is dying with no clear successor. He hoped to escape the Factions or defeat them before that happened which the Neeran then exploited.>>31089699You're thinking of Jing Ki. Knight Captain Kim was a Light Cruiser squadron commander for the House. His unit was mauled badly in the first tour against the Neeran. His unit was reformed as another Battlecruiser/Battleship squadron so as to balance Sylvan's unit.His fast Battleships helped protect your RSS salvage operation allowing your company to flourish.
>Sonia has man-at-arms in medium power armor right? What do they do, just sit on the ship all day or do they assist Ecord in boarding actions. Most of the time they are part of your Command ship's garrison. 1 is usually stationed at all times aboard the Devourer as it is your prized possession and you're not letting anything happen to it. Enemy boarding teams beware. The other is normally stationed aboard whichever ship you're currently commanding from, be it the Medium or the Devourer, again helping to defend the ship and you.They can assist Ecord's boarding actions and I think you had them do so on one or more occasion? Rufaro is tasked with using and protecting your expensive and difficult to replace Recon armor in addition to deploying on missions with it when you order her to do so. She attempts to train both with and without it as much as she can without getting in the way of your own practice. She may have a minor inferiority complex about her ability with the suit when compared to some of your mission exploits, and her desire to bring it back undamaged.>We really should just get her, her own suit so we can have x2 stealth units working in concert for future missions.Certainly possible. You could probably spare the 10 million or so for another.>Valeri Fusaro has a holo projector and power cell armor right? Yes, though it's camo limited to a few hours use and the suit can only operate for 24 hours.>Isnt his job sorta moot now that we have Men At ArmsIt can be if you want it to. If you want less bodyguards you're free to reassign him.>We should also shell out recon armor or something for him.Again 10 million, and getting 2 new suits could take some time. He would also need to train with it since he's a specialist with the Warlord pattern Power Cell Armor and none of the other types. Fairly minor though. Valeri's suit has been undergoing customisation to make it quieter. It's not as good as Recon armor but could get close one day.
Current deployment seems fine. I like having a bodyguard who isn't immediately obvious and able to watch for threats. If we need big stompy intimidation we can just bring one of the Men at Arms with us. Two more recon armours would definitely be a long term investment. Maybe for now we could try to find another set of holo-camo for Valeri that lasts longer.What kind of suits did Mike and Alex get again? They definitely aren't as fond of ground combat as we are, though we all sort of made our name that way. Funny how it works sometimes.For the talks with the warlord lets keep the first one quiet if we can. Get in contact and find out exactly what evidence they need. If they seem reasonable we can start to tap our other contacts. And we should discuss this with Winifred when we get a chance either way.I wonder if it could be Neeran infiltration of the Alliance? After all they did manage to get in bed with the pirates before all this happened.
>>31090832IIRC, Mike has custom power cell armor, while Alex got some light powered armor made to look like power cell armor, with a custom shield.I agree with you on the deployments and talks, too. It might be interesting to get another suit of Recon armor for Rufario, but I sort of see Valeri as one of Winifred's people and keeping an eye on us.
>>31088229[X] Captain Saputo
>Talk to Sylvan before we talk to the Warlord. If shit goes downhill we push all the blame on Sylvan."So, Reynard, how are things going? You like using the Battlecruisers? I know you helped work on the redesign for the one in my squadron and that plasma cannon really packs a punch."You tell him about the specs on the Devourer and how you can punch through an enemy Battleship's shield with two good hits from the main gun."I know, I've been reading your mission reports. Nobody makes ships like that! I've been trying to find a class other than a Republic Battleship that mounts them. No luck. What can I help you with, do you need a full squadron as support for a mission?"You tell him."Wow. Good thing you didn't space her, the Alliance might have been pissed.""Sir, we're being hailed." announces your coms officer.Aww shit. You apologise to Sylvan then sign off. "Keep checking to see about getting Captain Saputo on the line and tell the Warlord we'll respond shortly."Captain Saputo responds promptly. "Captain, or do you prefer Commander now? What seems to be the problem?"You quickly fill him in."Potential diplomatic incident. Sounds like your one man has the right idea. If there are no recordings deny you ever threatened her. We had best not keep them waiting."Warlord Cirtap Krussk is a Kavarian still in the prime of life, and looks the part. Wearing an Alliance Navy uniform which would normally not work well with a Kavarin's grey skin, he's had a number of gold piercings or perhaps implants strategically placed to accentuate facial features."So it seems you ran into trouble after all!" The Warlord laughs when he sees Sarkh. "I really must ask Commander, why is one of my people aboard your ship? I've already talked to the station commander. The bar owners and other patrols who were hurt in the riot are being compensated appropriately."[ ] What say?[ ] Let Saputo deal with things.
>>31091654>[X] Let Saputo deal with things.> I've been trying to find a class other than a Republic Battleship that mounts them.We should tell him about that Terran Captain's project.
>>31091654"Oh, the usual things people chat about after a bounty is loudly pointed out during a riot, someone activates holographic camouflage and is stunned during their flight towards the bounty-head's ship and then is identified as a 'bounty hunter' chat about. Then we chatted about the more interesting stuff, which I assume you're familiar with."
Can we offer Valeri a position as one of our men at arms. I assume the pay raise and prestige that accompanies that would mean he can better upgrade his suit.Also im in favour of buying a second set of power armor for Rufaro. That way she wont have to worry as much in scratching our suit.
>>31091654" A simple misunderstanding. While helping with the riot people mentioned something about bounties on heads and finding someone cloaked on a balcony? Certain things start to be assumed under such circumstances, but with talking to miss Sarkh we have found that this is indeed this was a misunderstanding. While talking she has mentioned there was a problem assailing the South Reach League which I find most distressing.Hoping to put this incident behind us I would be interested in helping with search since it is something that will affect every faction if left to continue.
>>31092061I can support that as well.>>31092275Basically i'm trying to be polite as can be, portray this as a misunderstanding, and offer our services in finding out the truth/bringing it to light.I mean, we kinda caught his person who was trying to be sneaky and two sneaky individuals are better than one.
"A simple misunderstanding. There was some suspicious behavior when a bounty was rather loudly pointed out following the riot. When a well armed bounty hunter suddenly turns invisible after such a statement it can mistakenly imply certain things."Saputo picks up. "Given the state of the war and the number of unknowns about the enemy I hope you'll forgive our personnel being somewhat overzealous in such a scenario. As Captain Reynard was just telling me conversations with miss Sarkh have found that this is indeed was a misunderstanding."The Warlord bows slightly "I'm glad to hear that our personnel attempting to follow the letter of the law are being respected. Sarkh your fine from station security will be resolved. You will have to pay the fleet back three fold or find legal loopholes to help out three of your shipmates.""Yes sir!""I'm glad that no one was killed in the riots and that your personnel did not exacerbate the situation. I trust that the last of my people will be off your ships within the hour? Was there anything else?""While talking she has mentioned there was a problem assailing the South Reach League which I find most distressing. One which I assume you're familiar with?""I talk with many of my personnel Captain, it's entirely possibly I'm familiar with any number of things. Or I may not be. Please elaborate on what you're talking about.""In the interest of putting this incident behind us I would be willing to assist in the search for potential instigators of such riots since it is something that could affect every faction if left to continue.""Proof of even one riot being instigated by The Dominion or the PCCG would be helpful. Let us know if you find any information, or if you're willing to sell us that information."You promise to look into it though to what extent you're not really sure at this point.
>>31091654"Certain things were simply assumed when there's hundreds of people fighting and one of them suddenly cloaks on a direct overlook on yourself."
What sort of lengths are you prepared to go to in order to dig up the necessary personnel records? Keep in mind that these are classified for operational security and not really shared between Houses much.Next game, we'll be skipping ahead to the results of Linda's search. I'm uncertain if that will be next week or not, the only thing I am certain of is that i need to be up for work in less than 5 hours. See you guys then!
>>After an hour you quietly conclude that salvage operations are boring. Thread 2.We've sure come a long way
Hmm, I wonder if Versa could help us out here? And we have pretty good relations with the Errants, they probably have loads of dirt on all of the houses.The more I think about it the more this sounds like a Neeran plot. They played the Warlords like a fiddle trying to get them to fight us in preparation for their invasion. And it came down to the standoff by the wormhole which nearly resulted in some mutually assured Veckron facemelting because of that suspicious ship trying to instigate a fight. They were probably not counting on the stay of execution the rest of the factions gave them.I don't see any reason why they wouldn't stop trying to pit us against each other. And I bet they still have a bunch of sleeper agents in place that were never caught.
>>31093202See you next thread!Thank you for your time, TSTG.