Updated: Mar 18
Having successfully tracked the pirate vessel - believed to have intercepted the shuttle carrying LCDR's Keliaya & Lendaria - to the Rigel System and the heart of the Syndicate, the Valley Forge now moves to rendezvous with an old friend and ally before venturing into the belly of the beast....
Mysti@crystyll | Comms. Person: "Captain Cynis, incoming hail from the Thana Vaneri"
Sadia@gulremal: "Open hailing frequencies."
Mysti@crystyll appears on screen, "Captain. Boy am I glad to reach you"
Sadia@gulremal: *rises eyebrow* "It's good to see you again, Tabadi. How did the situation at home go?"
Mysti@crystyll FX | The bridge around her is a hive of activity as the Thana is clearly pushing it's engines at high warp
Mysti@crystyll: "Better than expected, but I am afraid to say I call with more dire news"
Sadia@gulremal: "What's the matter and how can we help?"
Mysti@crystyll: "We are responding to a request for aid from Starfleet..."
Mysti@crystyll: "Captain Se'Lai is heading to the Rigel System; the Syndicate apparently intercepted one of their shuttles and two officers were taken"
Sadia@gulremal: "That's...incredibly stupid thing to do by the Syndicate"
Mysti@crystyll: "There is more, Captain..."
Mysti@crystyll: "What I believe to be the reason this shuttle was intercepted"
Sadia@gulremal: *listens on*
Mysti@crystyll sighs, "One of the officers taken is... Sadia, it's Lennie. They took my Lennie!"
Sadia@gulremal: *mutters* We'll divert course to Rigel system *barks order in klingon to someone to her right* Do we have any more details?
Mysti@crystyll shakes her head, "We're flying pretty blind ourselves but I've instructed Captain Se'Lai to meet us at these coordinates..."
Mysti@crystyll taps on her holodisplay to send them over the channel
Mysti@crystyll: "I suggest we all meet there to see what our options are"
Sadia@gulremal: *nods* We've just entered Risa sector, was on my way to Qo'nos for a debrief. I'll be there as soon as possible.
Mysti@crystyll nods, "Thank you Captain. The RV is an old smuggling drop we used back in the day; don't be surprised to find sensors inoperable in there"
Sadia@gulremal: "We'll try not to scratch your paint. Stay strong, we'll sort this out."
Mysti@crystyll smiles faintly, "We shouldn't be long behind you. Thana Vaneri out"
Mysti@crystyll FX | Following a relatively short trip at high warp, Daramar arrives at said coordinates
Sadia@gulremal: "All right folks, let's see if we can make sensors work here."
Mysti@crystyll FX | Bridge crew hustles around the place doing what they can
Sadia@gulremal: "Does the cloak work here?"
Mysti@crystyll | Ops: "Should do, aye"
Sadia@gulremal: Then get us cloaked. Prepare shuttles to run as early warning/detection net."
Mysti@crystyll FX | Daramar ripples out of view while preparations are made
Mysti@crystyll | Ops.: "Captain, we have some read on sensors. Can't pull details, but one thing's for certain; there's no other ship out here..."
Sadia@gulremal: "We are first to the meeting spot it seems. Any comm chatter in the vicinity?"
Mysti@crystyll FX | The comms officer shakes his head
Sadia@gulremal: "Keep listening then. We'll use the shuttle net as active sensors once they are in formation."
Mysti@crystyll | Ops.: "I am seeing evidence of spacial charge detonations throughout the area"
Sadia@gulremal: "How old?"
Mysti@crystyll | Ops.: "Difficult to say on these readings, but certainly no more than... 5 hours, tops"
Mysti@crystyll | Flight: "Shuttle net is now operational Captain and reporting an ID on the Thana approaching on long range"
Sadia@gulremal: "5 hours? That's awfully close to my liking, prepare 6 class 5 probes and launch them - if there's mines or other nastry i want to know about it.
Sadia@gulremal: "ETA on Thana?"
Mysti@crystyll | Ops: "ETA... 10 mins to comms range"
Mysti@crystyll | Tactical: "launching probes"
Sadia@gulremal: "Keep scanning the area and let me know if probes hit something. Have that finger on the shields just in case. When Thana is in comms range, patch me in."
Mysti@crystyll FX | Folks acknowledge their orders and get busy
Mysti@crystyll | Ops: "Captain, no sign of mines from the probes, however... I'm picking up a faint warp trail"
Sadia@gulremal: "Warp trail? Can you track it?"
Mysti@crystyll | Ops: shakes his head, "Not with any accuracy, it's too degraded. It /could/ lead to the Rigel system, along with any number of destinations with a 20-degree radius..."
Sadia@gulremal: "Anything else you can get from it? Ship size or which type of drive is it - orion, fed?
Sadia@gulremal: "If there's no mines around, let probes work on it."
Mysti@crystyll | Ops: "A larger ship for sure. Nothing else is clear in this mess"
Mysti@crystyll | Comms: "Thana Vaneri is in range. Opening channel"
Sadia@gulremal: *ahems* Captain Cynis to Thana Vaneri, do you copy?.
Mysti@crystyll fickers into view on screen. Heavy static, but serviceable connection
Mysti@crystyll: "We read you Captain"
Sadia@gulremal: "We've arrived at the meeting point. No other ships in range, though someone passed this area and dropped some spatial charges 5 hours ago. We also detected warp trail of a larger vessel, but can't -
Sadia@gulremal: - confirm any other details. Did the Feds already pass here?"
Sadia@gulremal: *through here
Mysti@crystyll 's brow furrows, "They should have been there waiting for... a larger vessel you say? I guess that could be them. But Captain Se'Lai would not go back on her promise to meet with us..."
Sadia@gulremal: *grunts* "I guess something forced her hand. Can you hail them?"
Mysti@crystyll: "I fear you may be right; sweeping the region with mining charges was a known method of rooting out smugglers. It's why this drop was abandoned, but that was decades ago!"
Mysti@crystyll nods, "I'll attempt to establish a connection. With this revelation, I believe we should head straight to Rigel"
Sadia@gulremal: *nods and barks to the side* Recall all shuttles and probes, clear us from this mess and set course for Rigel.
Sadia@gulremal: *to Mysti* Do you want us to wait for you, or should we rush ahead?
Mysti@crystyll FX | Daramar bridge crew acknowledge and see to it
Mysti@crystyll checks her navigation, "We should be able to form up with you shortly after you get underway"
Sadia@gulremal: *nods* Understood. See you soon!
Mysti@crystyll nods in kind before the feed cuts again
Mysti@crystyll | Helm: "Moving out now, Captain. Should have the Thana coming alongside any time now"
Sadia@gulremal: "Good, keep eyes on long range sensors, any Starfleet vessels ahead towards Rigel?"
Mysti@crystyll | Ops. "Nothing in range. Though now we're out of that soup I do have a better read on the warp trail, and it is a Fed signature"
Sadia@gulremal: "Okay, track it and send the relevant data to Thana."
Mysti@crystyll 's holo appears in her usual spot as the Thana comes alongside, "Captain. Hope we didn't keep you waiting" she smiles faintly
Sadia@gulremal: "Nah, though I can confirm Starfleet vessel did leave that warp trail. Any luck contacting Valley Forge?"
Mysti@crystyll shakes her head despondently, "We have been trying on an encrypted subspace channel which linked us fine before, and over greater distance. But now... nothing"
Sadia@gulremal: "That's troublesome. With the fall of the homeworld, that part of Rigel system is a lawless area."
Mysti@crystyll: "Tell me about it... Rigel IX was home to our fesin..."
Mysti@crystyll: "I fear it is in response to our new association with the Branded Lady's forces. It's no secret that I've become something of a figurehead for the campaign of freedom from their slave markets..."
Sadia@gulremal: "That's quite a risk on their part. How do you want to do this?"
Mysti@crystyll sighs, "I had wanted to approach this diplomatically with Starfleet at our sides..."
Mysti@crystyll 's attention is drawn offscreen
Mysti@crystyll: "We have the Valley Forge on comms! Patching you in..."
Mysti@crystyll FX | Keelah appears on screen
Sadia@gulremal: Captain Cynis here, we are responding to OSN call for assistance,
Mysti@crystyll | Keelah: "Greetings Tabadi, Captain. I apologize for missing our rendezvous, however a Syndicate ship took it upon themselves to root us out of hiding before you arrived"
Sadia@gulremal: "That is...an unprovoked attack on our ally. High Command will be notified about this. We are on our way to Rigel system.
Mysti@crystyll | Keelah: "Shakes her head, "They made no direct attack. They aren't that stupid. They swept the region with mining charges, forcing us out of hiding"
Mysti@crystyll | Keelah: "We tracked their course to the Rigel system and managed to beat them here. It was the best we could do without opening fire on th-..." she winces as a power relay blows on her bridge
Mysti@crystyll: "Captain Se'Lai? Are you alright?"
Mysti@crystyll | Keelah: "We're fine, we're fine... long story. Suffice to say that we have taken heavy damage - non combat - and are currently using solar radiation to mask our warp signature here"
Sadia@gulremal: "Are you under attack? Send us your coordinates, we'll be right there!"
Kodon@Nitroglycerin marches up to join Sadia and Mysti, looking at the chaos on the viewscreen.
Sadia@gulremal: "Non-combat? A trap? Sabotage?"
Mysti@crystyll | Keelah: holds up a hand, "Don't worry. We've got this. We also managed to insert two teams to the ground. They're working now to disable the suppression field surrounding the compound they believe
Mysti@crystyll: +holds our people"
Sadia@gulremal: "Any hostile space forces? We can send more troops down there to lend a hand."
Mysti@crystyll | Keelah: "We've avoided interaction with the local fleet, so they're at least not on high alert yet. Suggest you liaise with the ground team on arrival and we'll bring up the rear"
Sadia@gulremal: "Very well, we will stay under cloak and keep vigil as we reinforce your ground forces."
Mysti@crystyll | Keelah nods, "Godspeed" and the comm closes
Mysti@crystyll: "We've received a datapacket from the Valley Forge. I have a comms link to the MACO commander leading their ground efforts. As soon as we're in orbit, we should be able to establish a secure link"
Sadia@gulremal: *grumbles* I guess we will have to avoid space conflict for now. Kodon, Hor'cha will stay close to Daramar under cloak, grab a squad of your people and stand by for transport."
Sadia@gulremal: *to Mysti* Very well. As soon as we are in orbit, we'll contact them.
Sadia@gulremal: *to her 1st officer* Prepare squads 1-10 for ground insertion.
Mysti@crystyll nods, "I've got my Ghosts standing by to join us too"
Kodon@Nitroglycerin nods and salutes Sadia, "Qapla'!" He then turns on his heel and strides off to follow her orders.
Sadia@gulremal: All right, time to get ready.
Kodon@Nitroglycerin is already barking orders into his comm before he's off the bridge.
Mana@anncarise FX | As Fi and the away team steps out of the shuttle, they are met by a gust of thick smoky air mixed with so many smells that it becomes an unrecognizable, all-encompassaing 'white scent.'
Mana@anncarise FX | The cityscape around them is like a mirror of the Federation, diverse but primarily populated by humanoids, in this case Orions and Rigelians. However, the structures are all ill maintained -
Mana@anncarise - and the lighting an intrusive form of vibrance like a bright light in an interrogation room.
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Mana believes Mana has located the source of the power."
Fiona@falconecoose glances about the area as she takes a few steps away from the shuttle, as she takes in the surrounding area before she responds to Mana "Good work, are you able to shut it off from here?"
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Sayu will search for an access point which should help Mana see if the grid can be deactivated remotely."
Fiona@falconecoose: "Keep me up to date, worst case scenario we have plan B."
Mana@anncarise FX | Mana's drone floats slightly ahead of Fi.
Mana@anncarise FX | The drone spots a vent and hovers up, firing a quick phaser burst to distintegrate the cover before it dashes in.
Fiona@falconecoose raises her eyebrow slightly as the drone flies into the vent as she goes to lean against the wall, looking casual.
Mana@anncarise FX | A pair of Orion males stroll down the street and one of them notices Fi.
Mana@anncarise FX | Male 1: "Not everyday we see a pinkskin around here. Ya one o' those Fed outcasts?"
Fiona@falconecoose laughs slightly "Aye I suppose that I am. To put it simply, anyway."
Mana@anncarise | The Orion laughs, "Knew it! I always say, tha' dream of paradise your people's got, just cause it's their paradise don't mean it's everyone's."
Mana@anncarise | Male 1: "Wha' was that quote? One Orion's utopia is another's dystopia? Somethin' like that. Is it true you ban slaves?"
Fiona@falconecoose: "Aye, the Federation bans them in one of their many regulations and rules."
Mana@anncarise | Male 1: "A world without slaves! Ha! Can ya imagine that? I mean how do ya pick who does the dirty jobs nobody else wants to do?"
Mana@anncarise | Male 1: "No wonder people gets disillusioned all the time, huh?"
Fiona@falconecoose: "Aye as you say, no wonder people get disillusioned."
Mana@anncarise FX | The streetlights suddenly flicker off, followed quickly by the signs and the various appliances in all the apartments, until the block is left in darkness.
Mana@anncarise | Male 2: "Razo! This ain't good. We should get off the streets."
Mana@anncarise | The two Orions scurry off.
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Yes! Mana has- Oh..."
Fiona@falconecoose looks around at the lights going off "Well that's odd...was that supposed to happen? Oh never mind, they are gone...yes? I don't like it when the comms cut off..."
Mana@anncarise: <C> "There is a backup generator powering the field that has just come online. This generator is not tied to the main grid. Disabling will need to be manual..."
Fiona@falconecoose: "Copy, so that means we are going to plan B...do you have a location for it?"
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Mana is sending the location now."
Mana@anncarise FX | Several storefront signs kick in as building backup powers come online, but most of the apartment rooms are still dark and without power.
Mana@anncarise FX | The away team receives the location of the backup generator.
Mana@anncarise FX | It's located right underneath a civilian square...
Fiona@falconecoose glances down at her wrist PADD as she gets the updated location for the backup generator, as she grumbles something about having said that is was going to be under a civilian target "Let's go..."
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Mana can use Sayu to disable the generator if the team can reach the site. Mana cannot detect another generator in the area powerful enough to support the field, so this should be the only -
Mana@anncarise - remaining target."
Mana@anncarise FX | The team reaches a section filled with various terminals that a large number of people are crowding around to try and use, making passage through difficult.
Fiona@falconecoose slowly starts to ease her way through the crowd with the away team still trying to move towards the backup generator
Mana@anncarise FX | A close look at the terminals reveal them to be public comm terminals, likely being used by worried civilians whose own comm systems are offline due to the power outage.
Mana@anncarise FX | Aliens yell in various tongues at Fi and the team for pushing through, thinking they are trying to cut the line. The UT struggles to catch up, but what is translated definitely is not nice.
Mana@anncarise FX | With some effort, they make it past and after a few more minutes of walking, reach the square that is their destination.
Mana@anncarise FX | There are a few civilians on the outskirts, but for the most part, bulky Orion and Nausicaans have taken over, keeping everyone clear from a building on the other end of the square.
Fiona@falconecoose glancs at the building "I get the feeling that is going to be our target..."
Mana@anncarise | Sayu floats up beside Fi.
Mana@anncarise: <C> "That building is where the generator is housed. Sayu is reading a sensor grid lining the entire structure, so Sayu will likely not be able to sneak inside without being detected."
Fiona@falconecoose nods slightly "Have we got a postive location on the hostages? And if so how far are we or team 2 from them?"
Mana@anncarise: <C> "No location yet, captain. The field the backup generator is powering prevents Mana's attempts to locate a Denobulan lifesign."
Mana@anncarise: <C> "However with the field down, sensors and transporters will both function, and the teams may simply transport to where Kelly and Lennie is held."
Fiona@falconecoose nods slightly as she looks at the other memebers of the away team, as her hand lightly rests on her phaser "Looks like we do this fast and hard then...unless you have another option?"
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Mana has no other ideas. The building sensors are being kept up by the secondary generator, which is inside the building, so disabling the grid is not possible."
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Which means any approach will draw attention."
Fiona@falconecoose nods slightly "Then we do this fast and hard...lets try and get as close as we can first though."
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Agreed. Sayu has been given directive to assist and protect the team from the enemy."
Fiona@falconecoose: "Area clear...Iara, get the charges ready."
Mana@anncarise FX | Not expecting a well prepared Starfleet team, the Syndicate guards are caught unaware and quickly dispatched!
Mana@anncarise FX | As Iara prepares the charges, the doors to the building swing open and two large Orions holding rifles emerge, spotting her and opening fire! Sayu darts above her and the beam from one of the-
Mana@anncarise - rifles stop short before her body, the Arshai drone having projected a protective energy shield around her!
Fiona@falconecoose takes aim at the Orions and opens fire along with Lauren shooting at the other one
Mana@anncarise FX | With their initial attack failed, the two Orions are downed before they have a chance to fire again.
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Mana is reading more lifesigns converging on the plaza, but the lack of transporter options must be inhibiting the enemy as well."
Fiona@falconecoose nods to Iara as she continues to ready the charges "What is their ETA to us?"
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Enemy reinforcements will likely arrive in three to five minutes calculating by Captain Skye's speed across the city."
Mana@anncarise: <C> "However, if these enemies are feared locally, the civilians may be less of an obstacle..."
Fiona@falconecoose nods slightly "Iara quick as you can, Lauren keep an eye down the road for us."
Mana@anncarise FX | After a few tense minutes, Iara sets the charges!
Mana@anncarise FX | The road is clear so far.
Fiona@falconecoose Iara : "Charges set Captain!" passes Fi the detonator
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Enemy lifesigns are close..."
Fiona@falconecoose nods as she takes the detonator "Let's get to cover people. Detonating on my mark."
Mana@anncarise FX | Sayu darts behind Fi.
Fiona@falconecoose once everyone was in cover she would press the detonator "Mark!" as she ducks down further awaiting the detonation
Mana@anncarise FX | The charges go off as planned!
Mana@anncarise: <C> "The field is down! And the field is staying down!"
Mana@anncarise FX | A squad of armed Orions arrive just in time to see the explosions go off! They quickly duck into cover.
Mana@anncarise FX | One of them spots Fi and the MACOs and sprays some fire in their general direction, making it difficult for them to get out of cover but landing nowhere near any of them.
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Can the team return to the shuttles or should Mana attempt site-to-site transportation?"
Fiona@falconecoose dives over to the other side of her cover as she fires a few shots to try and make them keep their heads down while trying not to get shot as does so, as she glances back at the collapsing building
Fiona@falconecoose: "Our priority is the hostages if you can get a postive ID on them transport them out now."
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Mana can identify a Denobulan lifesign now! There is still direct intereference in the area, but extremely localized. Mana can transport the team close, but with only two shuttlecraft -
Mana@anncarise - transportation will have to be performed in pairs."
Fiona@falconecoose nods slightly "Roger that, I will go with the last pair get the transportes warmed up."
Mana@anncarise FX | Two of the MACOs disappear into transporter beams first, slowly beaming out the team until Fi also dematerializes amidst the disruptor fire flying overhead.
Mana@anncarise FX | The KDF team arrives inside a Syndicate facility. They step out to...two dead Orion males.
Sadia@gulremal: Someone's busy. *taps comms* Cynis to Starfleet away team, do you copy?
Kodon@Nitroglycerin crouches down over the dead Orions, checking them.
Fiona@falconecoose: <C> "This is Captain Skye, we copy you."
Mana@anncarise FX | Meanwhile on the Fed side, the first two MACOs in have cleared the entrance corridor and are camped out at an intersection ahead!
Sadia@gulremal: <C> We are behind you with reinforcements, don't fire at us.
Sadia@gulremal: *motions everyone to follow*
Mysti@crystyll: "What's the situation - have you found my daughter?"
Mana@anncarise FX | Sayu floats beside Fi.
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Identity of reinforcements are verified. Captain Skye is safe."
Fiona@falconecoose shakes her head slightly "Not yet, currently using the denobulian biosigns of the second hostage to try and locate them both."
Mysti@crystyll FX | Sadia's comm beems. Incoming from the Daramar
Sadia@gulremal: *looks at Sayu interested for a moment, then turns to Skye* How ma- *taps her comms* Cynis here.
Mysti@crystyll: <C: Daramar> "Captain, we-... *static* ...engaged the Syndicate. Taking evasi-... *static* ...are on your own until *static* we can drop shields for trans-... *static*
Sadia@gulremal: Got it, focus on the fight, we'll manage!
Mysti@crystyll checks status of the Thana
Sadia@gulremal: I guess we are on our own. Syndicate took the gloves off I guess.
Kodon@Nitroglycerin chuckles, "These Syndicate are bold. Ought to be in for a memorable evening."
Mysti@crystyll: "All our forces are engaged. Looks like the Valley Forge has evaded detection still. Thay may prove advantageous"
Mana@anncarise FX | Sayu hovers in front of Fi and turns right.
Fiona@falconecoose: "And the MacAlpine is still standing by for deployment."
Mana@anncarise: <C - Voice Coming from Sayu> "The Denobulan lifesigns are coming from this direction."
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Mana is also detecting many Orions ahead."
Mysti@crystyll: "Let's move!"
Sadia@gulremal: No need to rus-
Mana@anncarise FX | Eight Orion enforcers rush out from either side of the corridor ahead.
Mana@anncarise FX | Sayu nails one with a bright blue, 23rd century style phaser beam and the rest quickly duck into cover.
Sadia@gulremal: *ducks to pylon cover, laying the covering fire* We've got company!
Mana@anncarise FX | Two of the Orions start laying covering fire back from either side of the corridor.
Mysti@crystyll: "Gisjachet! Give me back my daughter!" she yells, spraying their location with blaster bolts
Mana@anncarise FX | One of Mysti's bolts catch an Orion laying covering fire in the shoulder and he is knocked back onto the ground.
Kodon@Nitroglycerin fires off a photon grenade that was chambered in his launcher, using indirect fire to get around the cover.
Mana@anncarise FX | Kodon's clever shot manages to take out the three remaining Orions on that side!
Mana@anncarise FX | With three Orion enforcers left, one particularly brave one tries to roll across the corridor to fire from both sides again as his two friends lay down a thick barrage of covering fire.
Fiona@falconecoose fires a few shots from her pistol at the remaing Orions as they open fire
Mysti@crystyll pulls a blade from her boot and sends it spinning towards the brave enforcer
Mysti@crystyll: rolls 21 (1-100)
Mana@anncarise FX | Fi catches one of the Orions giving covering fire!
Mana@anncarise FX | Mysti's frustration makes her miss the delicate knife throw, but fortunately the team of MACOs manages to gun down the brave enforcer before he gets anywhere.
Sadia@gulremal: *activates her pistol integrated targeting optics and shoots at the second orion supporting the brave one.*
Mana@anncarise | Enforcer: "Aw screw this!"
Mana@anncarise | The final enforcer turns to run, only to get a shot in the back from Sadia's pistol.
Mana@anncarise FX | This hallway is now clear.
Kodon@Nitroglycerin steps forward to sweep the area and confirm there are no more threats.
Mysti@crystyll walks up and kicks the body of the last one dropped. just to be sure
Sadia@gulremal: *checks if her body armor sensor/camera is on and moves with the group*
Mysti@crystyll: Ugggh!! Die!
Mysti@crystyll stomps it dead!
Kodon@Nitroglycerin prods at another with his Klingon bayonette.
Mana@anncarise FX | The last one is definitely dead.
Mysti@crystyll: "bhar, gisjacheh uktas bo urndo korgasant!" she curses venemously, spitting on the body
Mana@anncarise FX | The one Kodon prods was the one Mysti caught in the shoulder. He /was/ alive.
Fiona@falconecoose glances over at the Orion as she does this with a raised eyebrow and a slight 'Hmm'
Sadia@gulremal: "You think they will keep both prisoners together?"
Mana@anncarise: <C - From Sayu> "Denobulan lifesigns are just ahead, along with several Orions. One may be the prisoner."
Mysti@crystyll: "If not, hopefully this Denobulan will at least know something"
Fiona@falconecoose nods slightly as she walks forward "What ever the case may be, we need to be quick I'm getting the feeling that we are about to have out stayed our welcome."
Sadia@gulremal: "Kodon, send some warriors to check for other exits. Ths may be a diversion."
Kodon@Nitroglycerin wipes the blade affixed to his gun clean on the Orion's clothing and moves forward with the others.
Kodon@Nitroglycerin spits some orders in Klingonese into his comm, ordering troops to scout for exits.
Mana@anncarise FX | As the team approaches, a grenade flies out from a corner! However, Sayu's pinpoint robotic precision catches the thrown projectile in mid air and it detontates before it passes the doorway!
Sadia@gulremal: *cover her eyes reflexively*
Mana@anncarise FX | The scream that follows suggests that the blast likely took out whoever threw the grenade.
Sadia@gulremal: *to Skye* Storm in?
Mysti@crystyll: "I need to up my game with Chirrup's training..." she murmurs in admiration of the drone's work
Kodon@Nitroglycerin turns his head to the left, protecting the one good eye he has left!
Fiona@falconecoose nods to one of her MACOs as they move to throw a flashbang in retaltion through the doorway "I'm guessing that means we have out stayed our welcome. Lets Flash and Bang it."
Mana@anncarise FX | The blast was fortunately far enough not to harm any of the KDF/Starfleet team.
Kodon@Nitroglycerin charges in immediately after the flashbang goes off, pulsewave disruptor rifle at the ready!
Mana@anncarise FX | Three stunned Orion guards and one dead one are within!
Fiona@falconecoose moves in through the doorway as she shouts "Starfleet! Everybody on the ground!"
Mysti@crystyll makes for a console and gets to work checking records
Sadia@gulremal: *as she rushes in she shoots one of the stunned *orion guards
Mana@anncarise | Sadia downs an Orion guard! The remaining two see they are badly outnumbered and drop their weapons.
Kodon@Nitroglycerin trains his rifle on one of the guards and motions him over out of the way.
Mana@anncarise | The guard obeys quietly.
Mysti@crystyll: "There!" she declares triumphantly as she hustles around to find the relevant cell
Fiona@falconecoose nods to her MACOs who move to sercure the remaining Orions giving them the standard 'You have been arrested' speech as they do so
Mysti@crystyll swings a fist across the jaw of Kodon's submissive enforcer as she passes. For reasons
Mysti@crystyll: "Over here!"
Mysti@crystyll FX | Lennie & Kelly are both inside the cell. They look up and quickly stand at seeing the teams arrival
Sadia@gulremal: *moves around to fully check the area before rejoining the others*
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Sayu should be able to disable any security."
Mysti@crystyll approaches the field, holding a hand up to it, "Lennie... are you alright? The didn't..."
Mysti@crystyll | Lennie: shakes her head, "We'se fine momma"
Mana@anncarise FX | The Arshai drone plugs into a nearby console to work on disabling the field.
Mysti@crystyll FX | As Sayu works on the barrier, a beam in can be heard a few cells down..."
Kodon@Nitroglycerin growls and heads over to investigate.
Sadia@gulremal: *to Skye* Can your ship evac the folks *nods to soon-not-prisoners*
Mysti@crystyll FX | The barrier on that cell drops on it's own and a hulking Orion charges out at Kodon!
Kodon@Nitroglycerin: rolls 97 (1-100)
Fiona@falconecoose looks between the two in the cell "We will have you out of here in a moment, and once we do we will have you checked over by medical and SFI will want to debrief you both. So I must request that >
Mysti@crystyll FX | Kodon expertly avoids the charging hulk, though he's quick to draw his weapons on the group
Fiona@falconecoose: > neither of you speak in detail about what has happened until SFI has cleared you both. And as soon as the shield is down the MacAlpine will be able to beam us out."
Kodon@Nitroglycerin tucks into a roll, a pretty acrobatic maneuver for such an old warrior, but one well practiced over the years.
Fiona@falconecoose as she finishes speaking she taps her combadge "Falcon to Hawk. Starfall, I say again Starfall."
Sadia@gulremal: *turns to the charging orion* What the-
Mysti@crystyll FX | The hulking Orion fires suppressively at the others while charging at Mysti, slammming her into the forcefield
Mana@anncarise | Kelly: "I don't know much other than what I saw, but I'll wait for the debriefing to-"
Mana@anncarise | Kelly jumps back at the sudden Orion.
Fiona@falconecoose dives to the side as she draws her pistol firing at the Orion as she does so
Mysti@crystyll | Lennie does the same, recognizing him as the boss from the ship that took them, "Momma!"
Kodon@Nitroglycerin thinks better of firing his pulsewave into the melee, and charges at the Orion, swinging his rifle like a bat'leth!
Mana@anncarise FX | Sayu is too busy plugged into the console to assist in the combat.
Mysti@crystyll | Kodon draws his attention and he steps back from Mysti to defend himself
Sadia@gulremal: *as big orion turns to face kodon, she rushes in low to tackle him*
Mysti@crystyll FX | The large (even by Orion male standards!) hulk laughs heartily, seeming to enjoy the melee as much as a Klingon would
Kodon@Nitroglycerin: "You face a warrior now! Have at you!"
Mysti@crystyll FX | With the Orion distracted, Sayu drops the forcefield!
Mana@anncarise: <C> "Mana is detecting a spike in power levels. The enemy appears to be trying to get the dampening field back online."
Mysti@crystyll | Lennie charges out of the cell like a greyhound out the trap; launching herself at the hulk and landing on his back, claws dug firmly into his face as he tries to shake her off
Fiona@falconecoose FX | The MacAlpine would drop out of warp on the edge of the planets atmosphere should there be no hostile complications
Kodon@Nitroglycerin might be outclassed in size, but he's a seasoned fighter with nearly a century of experience... and this is his favorite rifle.
Mysti@crystyll looks to Sadia as she recovers her position from the tackle, "Captain... get my daughter out of here. I can keep the field down..."
Mysti@crystyll FX | The hulking Orion slams Lennie backwards against the wall, causing her to lose her grip and drop
Sadia@gulremal: *she moves away, grabbing Lennie before she falls* Cynis to Daramar, what's the situation?!
Fiona@falconecoose the two MACOs dash around the corner to try and get to the two former captives away from the Orion brute for transport back to the MacAlpine
Sadia@gulremal: *she hands Lennie to one of MACOs*
Mysti@crystyll FX | He turns back and steps towards Kodon, not laughing anymore as one of his own eyes has been wrecked; blood pooling down his cheek
Kodon@Nitroglycerin whirls his bladed rifle around, slashing and stabbing from mutliple angles.
Kodon@Nitroglycerin: "You're a big one! Makes for a good target! HAW!"
Mysti@crystyll FX | The Orion hulk yells out as his size slows him down and allows ever more hits to land. He drops - weakened -to his knees
Mysti@crystyll rushes back to the console where she works to combat the reactivation of the field
Fiona@falconecoose taps her combadge "Falcon to Hawk, Package secure and ready for transport with Badger."
Mana@anncarise FX | Kelly tries to duck away from the melee with the help of the MACOs.
Mysti@crystyll FX | The MACO's are beamed out with Kelly and Lennie!
Kodon@Nitroglycerin raises his rifle, ready for a killing blow, "What will it be... an honorable death, or dishonor in a Starfleet prison?"
Mana@anncarise FX | Sayu disconnects as a transporter beam envelops him as well!
Sadia@gulremal: *mutters if Daramar doesn't respond and hails the local assault teams that were sent to look around* Cynis to all assault teams, find the power generators and take them out asap!"
Mysti@crystyll FX | The Orion snarls and spits on Kodon's boot
Kodon@Nitroglycerin: "Good answer."
Kodon@Nitroglycerin swings the bladed rifle one last time.
Mysti@crystyll FX | The Orion's body hits the floor with a dull thud
Sadia@gulremal: *nods to Kodon* Good fight. Seems we've got what we came for. Can Hor'cha sneak past the battle and get us out? I can't get hold of Daramar.
Mysti@crystyll taps away furiously, "Starfleet!" she addresses Fi, not knowing her name, "Get everyone else beamed out! I can't keep running these power tricks forever..."
Mysti@crystyll FX | All KDF ships have been pulled beyond range by the Syndicate fleet
Fiona@falconecoose taps her combadge again "Copy that. Falcon to Hawk, 4 to beam out."
Kodon@Nitroglycerin shakes the blood off, "I'll find out!" He activates his comms, hailing the B'Rel class Bird of Prey, "Kodon to Hor'Cha! Come in!"
Kodon@Nitroglycerin activates his combadge.
Sadia@gulremal: "All teams, get to evac point, we'l pick you up as soon as we're able!"
Kodon@Nitroglycerin is met by silence.
Sadia@gulremal: ** ok, sadia ordered rest of her troops to move to evac if MacAlpine can't beam them out
Kodon@Nitroglycerin: "We'll need to get a ride with Starfleet, Captain."
Sadia@gulremal: "Looks like that. I didn't like this place anyway."
Mysti@crystyll: <C: MA> "Copy that Falcon. We have recovered all allied forces. Just your group to go"
Sadia@gulremal: *nods to Skye* We're ready as ever.
Fiona@falconecoose: <C> "Roger, energise."
Mysti@crystyll FX | The group is beamed out...
Mysti@crystyll FX | Fi, Sadia & Kodn materialize on the MA
Mysti@crystyll FX | Lennie, Kelly & the MACO's are taking stock of injuries with Sayu's help, just across the room
Mysti@crystyll FX | Fi's transporter chief still taps furiously at his console
Fiona@falconecoose as soon as she materialises, she dashes over to the console "Chief, where is the fourth?"
Sadia@gulremal: *looks around and turns to whoever is in charge* What's going on? Where's Mysti?
Kodon@Nitroglycerin clears the transporter, looking around at the sleek Starfleet interior.
Mysti@crystyll | Chief: "Captain! I'm having problems with confinement beam!"
Mysti@crystyll | Chief: "I think our beamout caused a brief disruption in her work on keeping the scattering field down. It re-initialized mid-beamout!"
Mysti@crystyll FX | The transporter pad dims and lightens again as he tries to rematerialize Mysti
Fiona@falconecoose rubs her forehead slightly, before she taps the intercom "Keep trying Chief. Bridge this is the captain, what is the ETA of syndicate ships?"
Kodon@Nitroglycerin scowls and turns to look at the transporter expectantly.
Sadia@gulremal: *tries to hail Daramar again*
Mysti@crystyll <C: Bridge> "Looks like the KDF tore them apart, Sir! Syndicate vessels are all in retreat, and I have the Valley Forge moving alongside as well"
Mysti@crystyll FX | Daramar responds, confirming status report
Mysti@crystyll FX | Meanwhile, transporter again fails. The blue sparkles begin to form, but fade quickly
Mysti@crystyll | Chief: Curses again as he resets the system for another attempt, "Captain, the pattern is beginning to degrade! We're losing her!"
Sadia@gulremal: *grunts* I guess some promotions are in order. *turns to chief* Can we disrupt the field from the outside somehow?
Mysti@crystyll | Lennie looks around slightly confused before she clicks and looks to the empty pad, "Momma...?"
Kodon@Nitroglycerin turns and shouts at the officer, "If you don't bring her in soon her atoms are going to be scattered across all four quadrants!"
Mysti@crystyll | Chief: shakes his head to Sadia, "Not that we know. Needed a team on the inside to drop it first time"
Fiona@falconecoose nods slightly "Good to hear, keep an eye out for more. Chief...we don't have her..." before she turns to the security officers as she points to Lennie and that "Get them to med bay..."
Kodon@Nitroglycerin: Are you kidding me?!
Kodon@Nitroglycerin is frustrated.
Sadia@gulremal: Cynis to Daramar, scan for a power sources outside the enemy base and take them out asap!
Fiona@falconecoose: "Belay that order, you will be firing on civilian targets!"
Mysti@crystyll <C: Daramar> "Captain... it's a heavily populated urban area. They place is one big power source!"
Sadia@gulremal: Is it shielded? If not, beam the power core out.
Sadia@gulremal: I'll take the responsibility.
Mysti@crystyll | Chief: "Tying auxiliary into the pattern buffer... narrowing confiement and..."
Mysti@crystyll: <C: Daramar> "Sorry Captain but... there's too many power sources down there! We've no idea which to grab!"
Fiona@falconecoose: "Captain with all due respect, as a Starfleet captain I can not let you give an order that will put civilian lives in deliberate harms way."
Mysti@crystyll FX | The pad lights dim again and the blue sparkles begin to form...
Sadia@gulremal: *curses* Belay the order then.
Mysti@crystyll begins to materialize, but she seems... stuck, halfway. Her form and features are apparent, but not entirely there; she looks like a blue sparkly ghost...
Mysti@crystyll FX | The MA transporter system is working overtime and cooking itself...
Sadia@gulremal: Do you have her?
Sadia@gulremal: If we take out the base itself, will that help?
Mysti@crystyll turns her head slowly to Sadia, almost like hearing a distant voice
Fiona@falconecoose glances at the transporter chief "ETA on a blowout at this rate?"
Mysti@crystyll | Chief: "I... I'm sorry Captain... the pattern was too degraded by the activation of the scattering field..."
Sadia@gulremal: Can you return her back? Mysti, do you hear me!?
Mysti@crystyll | Chief: "2 minutes. There's just... not enough left of her..."
Mysti@crystyll | Lennie charges past Kodon and Sadia, pausing in front of Mysti to reach out to her, only hesitating before she can make contact for fear of not being able
Fiona@falconecoose nods slightly as glances over at Lennie "I'm sorry...Chief, cut it before it blows the system."
Mysti@crystyll | Lennie turns back sharply, "NO! You can't..."
Kodon@Nitroglycerin salutes Mysti, pounding his fist against his chest in the Klingon fashion.
Mysti@crystyll | Lennie slowly turns back to Mysti who seems vaguely aware; focused on her daughter