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RP: YSS Aeon II [Mission 2.0] Changes and challenges

Cowboy

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Hangar

As the crew began to break apart and head to their assigned areas Trowa pulled out his data slate. He quickly send a message to his wife sharing with her his new promotion to XO and his excitement of the new command opportunities. He closed the messages with his love to both her and their daughter before hurrying to the bridge. He was not about to miss this.
 

Nashoba

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Hangar

The various hatches aboard the Aeon II started to close. Each of the hatches cycled to make the ship airtight. Katae made her way to the bridge to monitor the process. The Engineering Chief Chui Usaga brought the life support system that was coming online. "Bridge engineering the Aether Generator is coming online. We are disconnecting from the Star Base."

Katae replied to Usaga, "Prepare sub-light drive after we maneuver out of the bay."

Usaga replied, "sub-light will be ready at your command. The internal gravity system is coming to standard mode.

Katae looked at her new Executive officer, "XO notify the station that the Aeon II is ready for departure. Have them decompress the bay."
 

Cowboy

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Bridge

Trowa made his way to the bridge and stood behind one of the stations, monitoring the progress as the Aeon came to life. "Aye, aye Ma'am." Picking up a mike he messaged the station. "Libra Star Fortress, this is YSS Aeon II, Docking area 3. We are ready for departure, requesting bay decompression." Almost at once a voice came in over his comms. "Aeon II, this is Libra. Stand by..."

Out in the large docking area alarms and flashing lights began to warn all personal to leave the area immediately. It was a few minuets before the bay was declared safe for decompression and the Trowa received the green light. "Aeon II, this is Libra. Bay is decompressed. You are free to go. Please follow exit vector 354. Good luck and good hunting, Aeon II." Trowa smiled "Acknowledged, Aeon II out." He took a quick glance at the control board then turned back to his captain and said, "Ma'am we are good to go. Green lights across the board."
 

Nashoba

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Bridge

Katae looked at her bridge crew. She then told Keiko Gi to take the Aeon II out.

Keiko's fingers flew across the console. It resembled a musician playing their instrument. "Landing Gear system have retracted and locked. The gravity system is active. We are exiting the bay at three gravities lining up with vector 354." Keiko engaged the STL engines to move the ship away from the starbase. "Taisa, we are clear of traffic and clear of the starbase fields."

Katae opened the channel to engineering, "Bridge to Engineering, charge the hyperspace drive."

Usaga's voice came out of the bridge speakers. "Charging hyperspace drive for the destination AX-01."

Katae opened a shipwide channel. "Attention all hands, we are preparing to exit the system and take us to our first destination."
 

Cowboy

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Bridge

Trowa stood by the pilot station and watched as Keiko Gi brought the Aeon II to the proper coordinates. It was a strange feeling, being an XO. Part of him missed being the one in the pilots chair. Of course he would have plenty of chances to pilot the Aeon II. It wasn't like he'd never get to, but he was the one giving orders now. He had always wanted this of course. His dream was to one day command his own ship but it still felt a little strange.

The one eyed Nepleslian did a quick calculation of their route. Pushing the ship to the Max would get them there in a matter of hours. At Cruising speed... Closer to 3 days. Trowa stepped over to the Katae's command chair and asked, "Excuse me, Ma'am. How long are you planning on taking to get to AX-01? With your permission, I'd like to meet with Tanaka-Heisho and run the some exercises in boarding and repelling boarders."
 

Nashoba

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Bridge

Katae looked up from her Volumetric displays; she dismissed the displays. "I am going to my office. Some data has come to my attention; regarding AX-01. Chui Usaga Hisa has requested to do some drills in the Engineering section. So you will have 24 hours to run your exercises. At that point, we will be engaging the fold drive."
 

Cowboy

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Bridge

"Aye, aye Ma'am." Trowa saluted and headed to his office. His office. He thought with a smile. As he walked he send a message to Tanaka.
Tanaka-Heisho, Please report to my office as soon as you can. I'd like to discuss some exercises to run your infintry through before we reach AX-01.

@Yoshiro Tanaka
 

Yoshiro Tanaka

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Mech Bay

Yoshiro was putting the finishing touches on a poem that he was writing when he got the message from Trowa.He sent a message back to Trowa and headedd to Trowa's office. He was typing his response on the way to the destination.

On my way now, sir. It will be good to get the infantry in to fighting shape. I would like some advice on how to train them myself before a major operation.

He arrived at the door to Trowa's office and knocked. "Tanaka-Heisho, reporting as ordered." He said and waited for the order to enter.
 

Cowboy

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XO Office

Trowa opened the door to his new quarters. He had his own office now with attached quarters. Being XO certainly had it's advantages. He took just a moment to look through his belongings, which had already been transferred over, to find the pictures of his family. These he set on his desk. Smiling at the picture of his wife and daughter Trowa activate the desk's volumetrics and had the personal reports appear over his desk. He was still skimming these when Tanaka entered his office.

"Come in Heisho, come in." said Trowa as he got to his feet and extended his hand to Tanaka. Trowa was glad to see him. They had served awhile together on the original Aeon before Trowa's injury had him transferred. They had also both started out their carriers on the Aeon as young Santo Heis. Now they experiences leaders on Aeon II.

"Take a seat. You'll forgive me if I jump right into work. I would have loved to have taken some time to share a drink and catch up on how the family is doing but time is short. The Taisa has given us just 24 hours to run exercises and most of that time will probably be spent us discussing the strengths and weaknesses of our current crew." Trowa smiled as he sat down behind his desk again and tapped some keys. The display abruptly disappeared. They one eyed XO frowned and tapped some other keys. The desk remained dark. "What did I do?" He muttered to himself. "Come one you....There we go." The display lit up again with the personal reports, but this time they were displayed along the wall where both Trowa and Tanaka could see them.

"I would love to run some exercise in both boarding and repelling boarders, but I've only recently been reassigned to Aeon II. You have been the senior NCO for awhile now. What would you say are the biggest strengths and weakness our away team right now?"
 

Yoshiro Tanaka

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Yoshiro entered the room after he was invited in. "Sure, I don't mind." He answered and sat down. Yoshiro saw him struggling a bit with the computer at his desk and had to stifle a smile. When Trowa had asked about strengths and weaknesses, he got serious.

"Strengths and weaknesses, eh? Well, as for strengths, I can tell you that there is loyalty to the ship and crew, the willingness to fight and risk our lives for the greater good, among other things." Yoshiro said 'As for weaknesses... I am one of them. I wasn't expecting to command a squad or anything so my results leave something to be desired. Also, we lack general tactics to use on missions involving combat operations. If we don't have at least these two, one of them will get us killed. "

Yoshiro fell silent, thinking about combat ops that he had been on and thought about marksmanship for the infantry. "Also, I think we could use some marksmanship training, because I want our troops to be good at what they do and this represents a step in the right direction. " Yoshiro said after a few moments of silence. "However I am new to this so I will defer to you as to the training regimen. This way I can look to your recommendations as a guide."
 

Cowboy

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Trowa was a little taken aback by Tanaka's assessment that he was one of the weaknesses. That was not what he had expected to hear. He studied Tanaka a moment, stroking his beard as he did. Finally he said, "I don't think the Taisa made a mistake when she promoted you to Joto Heisho. I think she believed that you were the best man for the job, otherwise you'd still be Hei or transferred somewhere else." Trowa smiled reassuringly then leaned back in his chair.

Trowa glanced at the picture of his little girl who was smiling at him and smiled back before continuing. "Knowing there are things that you can improve upon and having that desire to improve is good. It's a sign of a good leader." He nodded to the wall where the pictures of the crew were laid out. "Over 60% of your team are green. They've been taught general tactics and marksmanship in basic however you're correct. What you learn in basic is foundational, but it can forgotten in an instant once the plasma starts flying."

Trowa typed out a few quick notes on his tablet then said, "So tactics and marksmanship? Our Volumetrics room will do nicely for target practice. Not just at stationary targets, but moving targets. Now as to tactics, I've got a few ideas but I'd be interested to hear your thoughts first. You led an away team on our last mission, where would you say you saw a lack of tactics or what tactics in hindsight would have been a better approach?
 
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