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Fury
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  RE: Mission: Alisandor (Jester)
May 1, 2003 8:53:25 PM    View the profile of Fury 
Mission:

You are to infiltrate and capture a freighter headed towards the Alisandor system. You will attempt to intercept it as it makes a course correction at the Bestine system.  After infitrating the ship, you will overtake it without eliminating the bridge crew if at all possible.  From there, repairs and recrewing of the craft will take place, as well as taking on the materiel required for the rest of the mission.

Mobquet Medium Cargo Hauler
Vessel overview
Deckplans

Your initial target is the Mobquet Medium Cargo hauler Danthe Venture, a freighter belonging to Danthe Artifice, Limited.  DAL is a manufacturer of droid personality matrices, and is a major supplier of programming to Arakyd. Danthe is based on the planet Corulag, and is the sister corporation to Tapani Sector's Lanthe Artifice.
Obstensibly, the craft will make stops within the Tapani sector, starting with Alisando and eventually docking at Lanthe.

The primary goal of this mission is to determine the cargo of the Danthe Venture and where it is going.  It is suspected that it is a cover for a movement bent on destabilizing the region and possibly aligning it to the New Republic.  This cannot stand.  Therefore, while interdicting the weapons delivery is good in the short term, we must discover where the weapons are going to and in what method are they being used.

Once within the Tapani sector you will be confronted with a variety of options, which will be relayed via updated orders to your squad leader.

However a brief overview of the system and potential adversaries and the like follows.

Tapani Sector Map

Tapani Sector overview

Path of the Danthe Venture:  Path: Corulag -> Brentaal -> Corellia -> Bestine -> Thyferra -> Mrlsst -> Alisandor -> ? -> Lanthe

Planetary info:

Alisandor
Type: Terrestrial
Temperature: Temperate
Atmosphere: Type I (breathable)
Hydrosphere: Moderate
Gravity: Standard
Terrain: Urban, Wetlands
Length of Day: 22 standard hours
Length of Year: 525 local days
Sapient Species: Humans, many species of aliens
Starport: Imperial/Republic
Population: 1,418,000,000
Planet Function: Trade
Government: Military dictatorship
Tech Level: Space
Moons: 5 (names not known; nomenclatured A-E)
System: Ali

Capsule: As a lesser planet along the Shapani Bypass. It does not share the economical success the other planets along the bypass do. As a result, the planet fell on hard times. Crime went up and so did poverty. This and other factors contributed to a military takeover. Since then order has been restored. And businesses that could not afford offices and space docks on major bypass worlds are flocking to Alisandor. The military takeover has come at a price though. Personal freedoms have been cut drastically. And a resistance movement is starting to take root.

In addition, it is believed that a small shadowport exists on Alisandor D.  This is not confirmed but may be the drop site of an potential weapons you may find.  This is why it is imperative you attempt to keep the crew of the Danthe Venture alive.

Potential military forces:

Gauntlet Imperial Star Destroyer
- With the fall of the Empire, Captain Lin Nunsk, former commander of the escort fleet for bacta convoys in Shapani Bypass, awaited new orders.  This lasted for two years before he and his fleet opted to remain in Tapani space.

The Gauntlet is the survivor of many engagements with pirates and Imperial forces which did not opt to resign their Imperial commissions.  As such, it is a far less imposing vessel militarily but still is more the match for the average smuggler craft.  It has of late been upgraded and restored by the loss of its sister craft, the Reyna, which once patrolled the area around Mrlsst.  Sublight drive failures led to this vessel being decommissioned.  It is unclear how the Gauntlet would factor into any scenario or even if it would arrive.

Local Tapani craft

Tapani-class Assault Frigate

Tapani-class Carrier

Manta-class Starfighter

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  RE: Mission: Alisandor (Jester)
May 1, 2003 9:12:01 PM    View the profile of Fury 
Onboard the Imperial Center freighter Pickpocket:

"Tell me again what we are doing Captain," asked the loadmaster.

"Okay.  These are the orders we have.  Remember, stormtroopers are involved so it doesn't have to make sense to simple traders like us.  We are to lay in wait for a certain Mobquet Cargo Hauler to show up.  Then we take this bucket up an over to it while the interdictor in the area stops it cold.  Then we open up the cargo hold and shoot out an MT-191 dropship into the center cargo hold of the ship.  Provided they live through the experience, the squad will then take over the ship.  Then we dock up, repair the sucker, hand over the techs and backup crew that are also eating up our rations, and then head for home."

"You make it sound easy," chimed in the Chief Engineer.  "Need I remind you that no one has made a Wayfarer-class transport in over 40 years? If we get into combat, we're screwed."

"Take it easy ChEng.  We've got a squad of stormies.  What could go wrong?"

The crew groaned at that one.  "You had to say it," muttered one of them under his breath.

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Wayfarer-class Medium Transport
Notes and specs
Deckplan

And yes, I only had access to the crappiest scanner in the lab.  Deal with it.
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  RE: Mission: Alisandor (Jester)
May 2, 2003 7:11:26 AM    View the profile of Threeof4 
Kiption and Jeter squad sat down in one of the corridors of the freighter. 

"Gentlemen, this is going to be a fun one.  Today we're theives..." Kiption said.  He waited for the catcalls and hooting to quiet down before he continuted.  "And since I have a great moral concious..." the laughter was quickly sileneced by a glare from Kiption, "I will be turning control over the squad to Merrick."

"What?!?!???"  Dragoon stood up.  "Um.. Kip, a moment?"  He motionend over to the side of the corridor and Kiption followed him there.

"Damnit, wtf is this?  I thought I was your boy.  If you were gonna turn the squad over to someone, I thought it would be me."  Dragoon started to raise his voice.

"What's the problem?" Kip answered.

"My problem is, why don't I ever get a chance to run the squad?  It's always everyone else, Tylen, Merrick.  Next you're gonna be telling me you're gonna put the fking medic in charge!!"

"Look, just shut up and do what she says.  We'll talk about this later." Kip started to walk out of the conversation.

"But I wanna talk about it now...." Dragoon followed behind him.

"Just shut up and see what happens.  This mission's all yours... Merrick."

Sorry guys, meant to post this as Kiption and forgot to log him in... I'll do better next time


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  RE: Mission: Alisandor (Jester)
May 2, 2003 9:00:29 AM    View the profile of Merrick 
"Yeah, thanks Kip. Sit back down Dragoon. You got a problem with me being SL?" Dragoon looked at Kip, then at Merrick, and shook his head. "Good. It's not like he's running off and leaving you, so suck it up." Dragoon looked unhappy but sat back down and paid attention. "Now this mission will be all kinds of fun. We get to take over a ship to see what kind of stuff it has in its cargo bays, and where it's going. This means, we have to keep the crew alive." The grin that had momentarily appeared on Dragoons face faded. Stitch looked happy as usual, Tylen sat in a dark corner as always, and the rest of the squad paid about as much attention as was normal. "If we're lucky, we might find out that this ship is doing something illegal, and get to expose some rebels." Everyone looked a little more interested about that, except Tylen, but then it was always hard to tell if he was feeling anything at all. "Alright everyone. Go get some rest and get ready for the drop. No sleeping on duty, that will get you good and dead."
 
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  RE: Mission: Alisandor (Jester)
May 3, 2003 10:28:35 PM    View the profile of Stitch 
Stitch nodded to Merrick as he made his way out of the room.  Already outside, Sokudo was waiting for him.  The two made their way to Jester's quarters in silence, both examining the details of the mission in their minds.

"Something tells me I'm not going to enjoy the trip.  We're using a dropship instead of a boarding craft.  Something smells like this mission has evil officers behind it." thought Stitch as he shoved his hands into his pockets.  His hand brushed against the stone that he would rub with his thumb when he was worried.  There was a noticeable smooth spot on the stone where he ground away his thumbprint on the more worrisome missions.  Hanging around Dragoon had insured that the stress stone was well used.

They rounded a corner and the door to the bunks slid open when Sokudo slapped the release button.  Without hesitating, Sokudo entered and propped himself up in the far corner of the room.  He rested his sword against his shoulder and was promptly asleep.

"I never can see how you can fall asleep not only sitting up, but on the floor.  Paranoid little freak." Stitch muttered as he removed his coat.  With a well-aimed toss, the neck of the coat caught on the rack a couple of yards away.  Stitch sighed as he slid down onto the mattress and was soon very much asleep.



The sound of the door opening awakened Sokudo.  The sound of Sokudo's sword being drawn from its scabbard awoke Stitch.  Stitch rolled out of bed and had his small blaster drawn by the time his feet hit the floor.

Dragoon stood in the doorway with wide eyes as two soldiers stood ready to use their weapons on him.  He swallowed hard and managed to say, "Merrick said to wake you guys up.  It's almost time to head out."  Without waiting, he backed away and the door hissed close.

Stitch let out his breath and sheathed his weapon after hearing Sokudo do so with his.  "We're not even in the air yet and I'm already jumpy.  I need a vacation." thought Stitch as he scooped up his coat.
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(+)  Lance Corporal Eitras "Stitch" Daevra
Jester Squad - Combat Medic
MDC/LCPL Stitch/Jester Squad/Storm Platoon/VEA/VE

"Doctors, you do a bang up job here."
"Well, they keep getting banged up and we'll keep doing our job."
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  RE: Mission: Alisandor (Jester)
May 5, 2003 8:11:05 AM    View the profile of Sokudo 
A couple of short moments after Dragoon left the quarters Sokudo walked over to his supply chest and punched in the unlocking code and then had his finger print, eye pattern, voice, and blood sample scanned to open it. 

"I told you that you were a paranoid little freak," Stitch muttered under his breath, then went into the refresher to relieve himself of a burden.

"I heard that," Sokudo said as he continued his work of pulling out various weapons and other hand tools of trade. He strapped on his storm commando armor except the storm helemt and set aside the scout trooper helmet as his helmet for Jester Squad. After he checked all the straps on the armor he procedded to strap the two longest swords of the Shira-Saya set over his shoulders and fasten them there, while he decided to leave the two shorter ones behind this time. He took out his two Hieb & Stitch knives and stuck one in each boot. Seeing as how this was a minimal kill job the "paranoid" soldier then took out a stokhli spray stick and a sonic pistol then holstered one at each hip.

This is when Stitch got done with nature's call and came back out to prepare himself. "Hey, doc, put these in that bag over there," Sokudo said as a warning right before a smoke grenade came tumbling end over end at Stitch's chest. The good doctor managed to catch it last moment and sat it down on the bed before 4 more came at him in rapid succession.

Stitch then walked over this his closet mumbling colorful remarks, and started to strap on his white and shiny scout trooper armor. A few moments later the hiss of door opening and the metal "shing" of a sword being unsheathed spun Stitch around fully, and what he saw amused him.

"UH- I-i-i I'm sor-r-ry sirs... I mu-st've ma-a-ade a w-r-r-ong turn some-wh-where." came the quivering voice of obviously a newbie crew member aboard the freighter, right before he took off running down the hallway.

"Such amazing things cold steel can do to one's integrity when held against one's neck." Sokudo said, and left it at that. Then the two imperial soldiers continued on with their business of strapping on and packing various weapons, armor, or other miscellaneous equipment.

Sokudo then then turned to Stitch when they both seemed prepared and with a wicked grin said, "This is gonna be a whole lotta fun."

"Not only are you paranoid, but also insane."

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May 5, 2003 6:11:11 PM    View the profile of Merrick 
Merrick sat and waited while the rest of the squad showed up. They had an hour before they were due to drop in on the freighter. Dragoon was still moping around outside, waiting for the others to show up, while Merrick talked to Kip. Not long after Stitch and Sokudo came in - the first to show up - everyone else entered and sat down.

"Well, we have just under an hour before we get dropped. I want to remind everyone that we want to see where this freighter is going, and that means no killing the crew. Dragoon, don't blow anything up unless I tell you to." Dragoon looked up at the mention of his name, and then started sulking some more. "I see Stitch and Sokudo are already geared up. The rest of you get what you need and get back here. Non-lethal weapons would be preferable." Dragoon looked up again. "That mean you aren't taking your axe, Merrick?" Merrick shook her head. "Be back here in 20 minutes. Gotta get comfy before they drop us. Dismissed."

Stitch and Sokudo left as they had come, together and arguing about Sokudo's alleged paranoia. Everyone else wandered off to get their gear. Dragoon hung back and asked to talk to Kip. Merrick left them to go get her own gear ready and stowed on the drop ship.
 
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To thy protection fear and sorrow flee, and those that weary are of light find rest in thee.
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May 11, 2003 5:49:02 AM    View the profile of Merrick 
[OOC: As much as I hate posting after myself, I suppose I will have to do so.]

Merrick stowed all her gear in the dropship, along with Stitch and Sokudo. The rest of the squad did likewise as they showed up with all their stuff ready, after Merrick had inspected it to ensure they weren't taking anything too outrageous. Dragoon wasn't very happy when she confiscated some explosives from his pack. When everyone's gear was secured, they all picked their spots to sit and strapped in. Kip looked at Merrick sideways until she stopped grinning and told the crew that they were good to go. Stitch didn't look very happy, and as usual, Sokudo and Tylen were unreadable. All they had to do now was to wait until they were in position to be dropped.
 
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To thy protection fear and sorrow flee, and those that weary are of light find rest in thee.
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  RE: Mission: Alisandor (Jester)
May 11, 2003 9:53:19 AM    View the profile of Fury 
Aboard the Pickpocket:

"Captain, we are getting readings from the sensor buoys.  Confirmation is coming from the shadow craft." A captured New Republic Ferret stealth ship had been quickly repaired and pressed into duty for this mission.

"Excellent.  What about the interdictor craft?"

"As soon as the target craft stops hyperwave transmissions, it will microjump over to the ships' location and begin interdiction and jamming.  We will receive the same coordinates and jump into the interdiction field.  If done correctly this will place us almost on top of the target craft, and we should be able to open our bays and shoot the dropship right on target before they are able to power weapons or shunt power over to shields."

"And what if the shields do come up?"

"That's what the coating on the dropship is for.  At least that's what the engineers told us."

The captain sighed.  "Any other good news?"

"Intel says there may be a squad or two of enemy troops going along for the ride."

Captain Novath blinked. "And do the stormtroopers know this little factoid?"

"I don't presume so.  We just received the transmission a few moments ago."

"Then why don't you inform them? If that ship stays online and in enemy hands, our survival is as much at stake as those troopers. "  He stared at his comm officer a moment more.  "Well..get on with it!"
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May 11, 2003 8:50:23 PM    View the profile of Sokudo 
Sokudo listiened to the announcement of possible enemy troops aboard the target ship with stoical features. "Intresting..." was all he said once the announcment ended, before excusing himself to go to his 'arsenal' to attach his two wrist lasers to his fore-arm armor and holstered two IR-5 Intimidator repeating blaster pistols at his sides. Then rushed back to meet with the rest of the squad at the dropship.

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A few moments after all the squad was finally prepared with the new added info and settled in, another Comm announcement came into the dropship.

"Uh, Jester Squad, we just received confirmation that target vessel ceased hyperwave transmissions and friendly Interdictor is setting up shop... Hold onto your seats boys and girls."

Stitch popped in a couple of nausea pills for the short hyper-jump then settled into his seat.

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May 13, 2003 9:04:32 AM    View the profile of Merrick 
Merrick tucked her vibroaxe and blaster pistols into safe positions and waited for the jump. She wondered how many of the Pickpocket's crew had bet against them surviving the drop onto the freighter. They were soon warned that the ship would be making the jump, and Stitch began to look even less happy than he had been before. Everyone hardly had time to look tense before the jump was made, and they were ready and about to be dropped. Merrick still sat there looking happy, while everyone else gave her odd or disgusted looks, except Tylen, who was blank as always, and Sokudo who merely sat there with his eyes closed and his hands on his weapons.

Merrick started whistling to herself just as they were dropped, hiding the apprehension about making it through before the freighter had time to raise shields. Everyone else probably shared that apprehension, and not everyone was trying to hide it. Merrick would have been happier to just face the enemy troops without having to go through this crap, and without needing to worry about not killing the crew, but anyway. A mission was a mission, and they didn't exactly have the luxury of choosing which they were assigned to.
 
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May 15, 2003 10:18:31 PM    View the profile of Stitch 
Dragoon strapped himself in tightly and glanced over at Merrick.  She sat silently, going over the details of the mission in her head, just as they all were.  Dragoon fidgeted with the pin on a grenade as he thought.  'So we're using a dropship to board another ship?  There's a part of this they haven't been making too clear and I think there's a reason for it.'

The door at the rear of the dropship hissed to a close and the last for of the squad strapped themselves in.  Without windows, they rode unaware of the area around the ship.  The ride was always a tense one.

There was an unannounced shudder and the squad knew that their interdictor had pulled them from hyperspace.  Moments later, the dropship shuddered more violently and there was a brief time where they felt acceleration stress as the ship was shot out of the Pickpoket.

The dropship slammed something hard and all of Jester squad were thrown against their harnesses.  Even though it rammed something, the dropship continued on for a few meters before skidding to a halt.  Everyone quickly unfastened their harnesses and grabbed their weapons.  Sokudo was the closest to the door, so he slapped the release.  The door sprang open and Jester ran out of the dropship on its wall.

Sokudo took up a position to cover his squad around the corner of the dropship as they made for better position.  When they had all gathered at the hallway they had designated "Point Two" in their planning, Sokudo ran to the rest of the squad while they covered him.  So far, no opposition had shown up.  If they had been around, they were scared of temporarily by the dropship punching a hole through the hull of their ship.

Dragoon spoke what everyone had been thinking, "I knew there was something they weren't telling us."

Kiption turned to Merrick and asked, "Where to, Sergeant?"
 
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"Well, they keep getting banged up and we'll keep doing our job."
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May 16, 2003 8:35:17 AM    View the profile of Merrick 
"We'll head up to the bridge and hope we don't meet any opposing troops on the way. Don't want them to be too prepared for us when we take control of the ship." Merrick looked at Sokudo and Dragoon. "Try not to kill too many of the crew or break too much of the ship, we want this thing intact." Dragoon looked slightly unhappy. "But you can kill the troops, so long as you are careful about it. Let's go."

Merrick took point, again letting Sokudo bring up the rear. Kip stuck near Merrick, until the next time they stopped for any length. "What's the plan for after we get to the bridge, Merrick?" Merrick smiled a little. "Well I figured we would sit around and drink until we get attacked." Kip didn't laugh. "Yeah ok. We'll leave probably Stitch and Sokudo behind to take care of the crew on the bridge, and go hunting for those troops that are rumoured to be aboard. Unless, that is, you'd rather do something else." Kip shook his head and followed as Merrick moved off toward the bridge once again.
 
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To thy protection fear and sorrow flee, and those that weary are of light find rest in thee.
If you love something, set it free. If it doesn't come back, hunt it down and kill it.
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May 21, 2003 4:35:15 PM    View the profile of Merrick 
Jester squad managed to get to the bridge without much trouble. They ran into a few armed crew members that had to be taken out of action. All but one survived to wake up later with a sizeable bruise on the head and their weapons missing. Dragoon had been forced to kill one to prevent him killing Merrick. She'd sustained a minor injury as it was.

When they got to the bridge they sealed it off and disarmed all the crewmen there. Merrick stood where they could all see and hear here. "All right, you guys do your normal thing and don't tell anyone, and we won't kill you. Tell the rest of the crew, contact anyone to tell them, hint at any patrols or ships you are meeting, any of that, we destroy the ship with you in it. We don't want to kill you, but we will if you make us." Merrick looked around. Everyone on the bridge was silent, staring at her. She walked back to the exit from the bridge to talk to her squad. "Stitch, Sokudo.. you get to stay here and play babysitter. These guys are pretty important, so don't hurt them too much. Definitely avoid killing them. The rest of you are with me. We're going to hunt down those troops that are possibly aboard and generally take a look around. Don't let too many people see you. It might be worth it to check their logs and such to see if they were silly enough to record the troops coming aboard, but if not, don't assume that means they aren't here." Everyone nodded and Merrick lead most of Jester off the bridge.

"You should have had Stitch look at that." Merrick looked over at Kip, then at the wounds in her upper arm and lower leg. She shrugged. "I'll live, too much to do. They aren't bad." Kip nodded and kept following. Merrick stopped and turned to the squad. "Kip, take Dragoon and Augustus and check out the sleeping deck. Tylen and I will go check out the mess and such. When you're done, head back to the bridge." Kip nodded and headed off with Dragoon and Augustus in tow.
 
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To thy protection fear and sorrow flee, and those that weary are of light find rest in thee.
If you love something, set it free. If it doesn't come back, hunt it down and kill it.
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June 11, 2003 5:48:01 AM    View the profile of Merrick 
[OOC: Terribly sorry (if anyone has been following this) I have been doing exams. Will be finished in a few days and get back to it then, promise.]
 
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To thy protection fear and sorrow flee, and those that weary are of light find rest in thee.
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July 11, 2003 2:30:31 PM    View the profile of Merrick 
[OOC: Ok, here it is finally, and probably a few more to follow in the next couple of weeks until I get it finished. Note: Dragoon has retired, just didn't tell me before I put him in the story. He'll continue to be in this mission.]

Merrick and Tylen headed for the deck with the mess hall and recreation room. Tylen was silent as always, but Merrick didn't care at the moment. Quiet was probably good anyway, since they didn't really want the people on board to see them. A quick check of the ship's logs hadn't revealed anything about the troops that were meant to be aboard the ship, but that hadn't been much comfort. The search of each deck still had to be done, and any troops found had to be dealt with.

The search of the decks had revealed no sign of the troops. By the time Merrick and Tylen got back to the bridge, Kip, Dragoon and Augustus were already waiting. They hadn't found anything either, and had even searched the lower cargo bays. Still, it wasn't complete evidence that the troops weren't onboard.

Jester Squad clustered around Merrick in order to keep the bridge crew from hearing what was said. "So no one found anything to indicate the presence of enemy troops aboard. That's a good start I suppose. The cargo bays have not been thoroughly searched as yet, but we will get to that. We have to find out what it is this ship is carrying anyway. For now, I'm going to stay here on the bridge with Stitch and you all get to do that thorough searching. Take a bit of break first though, we've still got a while." At that, most of the Squad moved off to various parts of the bridge to sit around, while Stitch patched up Merrick's wounds and Kip and Merrick discussed what should be done. So far, it was going pretty well, and Merrick merely hoped their good luck would continue till they could get the hell out of there.
 
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July 18, 2003 11:29:34 PM    View the profile of Merrick 
Merrick picked up her commlink and listened for a minute. "Hurry it up Stitch, gotta get down to the engine room. Looks like they have found something." Merrick and Stitch had stayed on the bridge, as Stitch had refused to let Merrick go without first tending her wounds properly. The rest of the squad had gone to search the cargo bays and engineering sections of the ship, and had apparently found the squad of troops they had been looking for. Dragoon had sounded happy. Finally someone to kill. Merrick was just worried about the damage he would do to the ship in the process, especially being so near the sublight engines.

By the time Merrick and Stitch had made their way down to the engine room, everything seemed to have quieted down. "So, what's happening?" Kip turned to Merrick. "Well, I think we got most of them. There seems to be one or two still hiding around here though, so I sent Dragoon and Augustus to dig them out." Merrick nodded. Dragoon interrupted, over the commlink, "Hey guys we could use some help here, they got Augustus, but he's not dead. I'm not really sure where we are either." Merrick looked at Kip and he laughed quietly. "On our way Dragoon."

10 minutes later, the squad of enemy troops had all been dealt with and Jester stood around while Stitch did what he could for Augustus, before heading back to the bridge.
 
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July 21, 2003 11:59:37 PM    View the profile of Fury 
On board the Pickpocket:

Captain Novath sat foreward as his crew continued to scan the local area, looking for any anomaly that would be a threat to their ship. 

"Do we have any news from the boarding team?" he asked the comm chief. 

"Negative sir.  Not since we received confirmation that they had taken the bridge."  The chief engineer and another crewmember were ready to shuttle over to the ship and commence hull repairs upon news that the ship was in friendly hands.

"And that was...?"

"Erm, forty minutes ago Captain.  Our sensors are still having trouble penetrating the hull.  I can't really tell...WHOA!"

Novath looked out the viewport and noted the flaring of hull plates from the Mobquet Hauler that was registering as a heat bloom on the sensors.  The intercom light blinked on his console.  "Novath."

"This is Gavin in the hold."  The Chief Engineer was usually short and too the point.  "If our shuttle sensors are worth bantha squat, that was likely a primary sublight engine.  Aside from the obvious loss of speed issues, that is probably gonna make that ship a time bomb if anyone was crazy enough to jump into hyperspace.  Send me over with another couple crew members...our's or the standby, I don't care...and I can start assessing the damage."

"We are still awaiting confirmation that it is safe."

"Safe?  If that sucker lights off the hyperdrive, safe is going to be a severely relative term.  Whoever is in charge of that ship is just gonna be happy they may survive this incident.  I'll fix that mother if I can.  You break the bad news to the big shots that this mission is scrubbed."

Novath grumbled.  This was becoming a very bad day.  "Inform the vessel that we are sending help over and that they are to be unharmed if the original crew is still in command.  I'll blast their antennas off and let them drift if they hurt my crew." He blinked.  Obviously he was missing something."Oh, and recall that damn scout ship.  They are gonna play ambulance for us.  There has got to be wounded on that ship in one form or another."

"When you are done with that, give me ten minutes and connect me with Tadath.  I've got some bad news for them."
[This message has been edited by Fury (edited July 22, 2003 12:01:49 AM)]
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  RE: Mission: Alisandor (Jester)
July 22, 2003 12:32:40 AM    View the profile of Merrick 
"Ahh, home sweet home." Merrick looked at Dragoon. "Not exactly, but close enough for now. Someone give the Pickpocket a call and tell them it's all good to go, no more troops on board." Sokudo jumped up and sent the message before anyone else could move. Merrick sat down and looked at the bridge crew. They stood in silence doing their jobs. It looked as though they hadn't moved since Jester first made it onto the bridge. "Merrick, Novath says there's a problem and we might have a change of plans. Merrick?" Sokudo waved a hand in front of her face. "Eh? What kind of problem?" Sokudo told her quietly. "Mmm, sounds like fun. Well give them to go ahead to come fix it, and maybe we get to go home early." Sokudo nodded and did so, as Kip started pestering Merrick to tell him what was happening.
 
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  RE: Mission: Alisandor (Jester)
July 27, 2003 10:46:41 PM    View the profile of Fury 
Captain Novath was reading the report from his chief engineer. The Mobquet was down to one sublight engine but the structural damage from the assault team's entry and the one engine's detonation was patched as well as possible in vacuum.  A short microjump with a skeleton crew had been more than adequate and the decision was made to use the ship for a future mission.

Jester squad had already returned home with the recon ship.  Hopefully every trooper would make it okay.  The original squad of the cargo ship had been taken to a remote outpost where they would be interrogated and likely never see a planet anywhere outside the Unknown Regions for the rest of their days.  The new status of the captured ship would be just that.  All but one escape pods had been launched and subsequently destroyed.  The auxiliary crew that came aboard had roughened up their looks and had already registered a BoSS request to license the ship as a salvaged derelict. 

Basically, the ship crew was likely to be labelled as lost with all hands and the "found" ship as legal salvage.  Of course, the owners of the cargo would probably want it delivered, which is where another mission team could come in.  For now though, they had to limp it to Thyferra for some severe overhauling, which Imperial Center was already willing to cover the costs for.  Times were tight and the bigger the fleet for small deliveries, the better.
 
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