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RP: Origin OIF Karakoram episode 1.1: A New Hunt

club24

Everything Is Magical
FM of Neshaten
Game Master
The twins nodded at the two suggestions.

“Both very good ideas, what do you think Anna?”

“I agree, two very good options, given that we are two as well why not do both?”

“Dibs on making him apologise!”

“Fine, guess I’ll try and talk to him when we get there, but you better back me up if he gets mad Bella.”

“You know I got your back sis, we’ve made it this far as a team and no hot shot jockey is gonna get the best of us! What would Kyrss think.”

The pair giggled and looked at their respective shoulder phantoms. “Are you guys gonna stick around? We could have a real party in this cockpit with 4 of us.” Anna asked, flashing a grin and a thumbs up as they waited for the final preparations on their unit to be complete. Bella looked out once more to spy on charles with a flat expression, watching him hook up the gun.
 

Kai

Game Master
Manager of Origin Industries
Retired Staff
Bay Two

On Charles' way back to bay one, he passed by the ship's only other male crew member, Malik Ibn Rashidan. The heavily damaged, brightly plumed man gave the young blonde nothing but a glower, seeming slightly less than happy about something, but, the Iroma went on his way without giving the Nepleslian any hassle. As he made his way into Mecha bay Two, he spared only a glance at Destiny, quickly passing by her ten meter tall M5, and opening the M4 that had been designated as his, boarding the Mecha without much more than a grunt before closing the hatch and announcing on the comms; "Ibn Rashidan ready for duty. I hope this Nohman is ready as well."

Bay One

Anna and Bella would receive negative nods from the tiny wisps on their shoulders. "At this time we cannon accompany you more than a kilometer or two past the ship" Kara answered "However, we can have the crew rig something up to bring us with you if you'd like!" Kora added, before the two wisps spun and vanished with theatrical little poofs. Their voices remained, however. "Your suit is almost ready! Charles is coming with the final part." they announced in unison, before the voices faded out.

"AAAAAAAAAAAAALRIGHTY EVERYONE!" Nora's voice filled the groups comms. "Looks like we're about ready to go! Chey and Jennifer your suits are ready, just hop on in and we'll be out of hyperspace in no time!" The bubbly redhead announced, finishing off with a giggle. Indeed, the countdown timers that Nora had sent to everyone were coing down to the last few minutes; it would be just a short time before they would hopefully be in combat, dealing with the pirates that the ship had been trying to find for almost a year.
 

club24

Everything Is Magical
FM of Neshaten
Game Master
“Do you think they can do it before takeoff? Can’t you just put yourselves into the mech computer instead.” Anna asked the voices as they checked over their cockpit and made sure everything was working and ready. They’d never driven a 2 person mech before, infact they’d never even fought in actual combat either regardless of if it was in mechs or not.

“Yeah, we dont have much experience in combat so we could use the help!” Bella added, strapping herself in and checking in the direction the sprites had mentioned to see Charles on his way back. Looks like he was getting the Last bit of the gun hooked up for them.

“Hey Nora, can we have the AI come with us, pleeeaaase!” The twins then chimed over the radio, hoping their leader for the mission would be chill.
 

SageShooter

Staff Member
Game Master
Mecha Bay Two
"Xiaah" Cockpit.


Oracle couldn't help but feel her blush brighten, her face burning now as her mouth hung open and eyes went wide in shock at this small maleling that had dared to pat her head. Not even Sen'Ythy or her brother Velor had ever done something like that. Even her parents had rarely done such a thing to her, and every fiber of her screamed at her to tear into the man. She wanted to destroy this little man for going so far as to do such a thing to her, and yet she couldn't. She wasn't the Xiaah here, she was a contractor, some nameless nobody and she had to bite her lip knowing that. She never even noticed Malik walk past her as she silently ground her teeth and readied herself, ready to be out in space and fight. It might help calm her down...

With little else she closed her cockpit, and after she double and triple checked her area that no one would be there and in danger when she started her suit up. She nodded a little before she spoke up.

"Xiaah, ready for launch." She offered to the rest of the squad and those in charge.
 

Alex Hart

Well-Known Member
Bay One

As Charles attached the power adapters into place and the large gun was attached to the Twins' mecha, the gun began to hum to life. A popup would inform the two pilots of their new weapon's readiness as Charles made his way back over to his frame. Pushing off of the 'ground' and up towards the top of the green and white frame, Charles slipped into the cockpit.

He began to activate the systems of Bellona, running through all his earlier checks again, as well as new ones. Weapons, targeting, shields and thrusters all were put through a diagnostic routine as the frame's posture switched from a slight slump to a ready stance, as it began to pick up its shield and rifle from the weapon racks nearby. "Bellona shows all green." Charles reported over radio.
 

Glein

Game Master
Jennifer nodded, finishing the last of the documents she needed to, that way the entire team was loaded up. Hitting her intercom. "Brigitte, please tell me Scrapyard's good to go. I got stuck up to my forehead in last minute paperwork." She said, standing up and putting her hair into a low ponytail as she waited on the response from the tech who lead the team on Jennifer's mecha, for when Jennifer couldn't work on it herself.

"Good to go and got the wench lines stowed. We loaded ammo for the standard arms of the rest, hopefully they don't need more than that." Came the response in an accent very similar to Jennifer's own.

"Right. On my way." She said, closing the intercom and walking to her bay. Of all the Mecha's loaded on the ship, Jennifer's was definitely, the one that stood out the most. While everyone else was loading into proper combat mecha's, Jennifer was loading up into a heavily modified mecha usually used for support or construction work. Of course, teh irony was that it had more raw power than the combat mechas, since it'd been rigged to be a recovery unit as well as supply point for the rest.
 

Kai

Game Master
Manager of Origin Industries
Retired Staff
As the final preparations were becoming completed, the crew were finally all able to get into their mechs. Not long later, the Karakoram gave the slight shudder that signaled the crew they were finally out of hyperspace and had returned to sublight travel. the ground crew's tempo sped up, as hoses and cables and connectors of all sorts were removed from the Mecha as their final checks were cleared out, with all of the Mecha showing green.

"Sorry, girls!" Nora apologized "But the avatars won't be able to come with you today. Perhaps we could rig something up for next time? We've got the best tech crew in Origin on this boat, so it should be easy!" the Freespacer explained to Anna and Bella.

"Alright everyone, the countdown is getting close!" the redhead then let all the pilots know. and as if that was the cue, the doors to both of the forward hangars began to open, revealing the vast darkness of space, pockmarked with tiny pinholes of light, which were still moving past at quite a blur as the Karakoram seemed traveling toward its target at max sublight speed. That was, until suddenly they could feel a shift in momentum and the stars seemed to stop moving past as quickly. The Mecha's sensors began to pick up objects flying past outside the bays; tiny meteorites and small asteroids, most passing harmlessly by, but occasionally giving a light show as they impacted the Mecha carrier's navigational shielding, bouncing off in various directions with little heat scars from the contact with the energy barrier. It soon became obvious that the ship was entering into an asteroid field.

"Okay, Everyone, call in ready, we launch in two minutes!" came a bubbly order from the frame team leader.

"Rashidan and Nohman, Ready." came the first response, from Malik.
 

Alex Hart

Well-Known Member
"This is Charles, Bellona is ready for launch." Charles said in response to Nora. "Do you know how far we are from the target?" He asked, as he began to examine his own sensor readouts, noting the locations of the largest asteroids as they passed through for future use.
 

club24

Everything Is Magical
FM of Neshaten
Game Master
"Awww" Came the joint response from Anna and Bella as they got the bad news about their AI friends.

"Well, we'll see you later!" Anna said to her floating friend in the cockpit. Both girls strapped themselves in and did some final checks, it would be fun to finally fly a mech and see some real combat.

"Bella here, uh, this mech is ready."

"Me too!"
 

SageShooter

Staff Member
Game Master
"The Xiaah is ready, as is Oracle." Came the call from the Lorath contractor as she gripped her controls. She had to take a few calming breaths as she stared at the inky black of space spread out before them. She checked over her systems one last time and prayed silently that all of her gear would work as intended.

She was ready though, ready to get into combat, her first combat since she had been rescued from her ship... Her first combat since her other ship had been destroyed around her. She gripped her controls tighter and just waited for the order to launch.
 

Kai

Game Master
Manager of Origin Industries
Retired Staff
Slowly, almost imperceptably to the pilots, the Karakoram's momentum came to an almost complete stop, and the small vibration of the craft's engines almost entirely ceased with the Mecha Carrier going into low power mode. the lights that illuminated the bays for the ground crew's work to be done by shut off, leaving the only lights being those of the stars in the distance, and the sun of the system they were currently in. Maps and data suddenly flooded the HUDs of the frame team's mecha, provided via Nora's own computer system, showcasing several interactive and live-updating maps of the portions of the asteroid field they needed to navigate, leading ultimately to a large asteroid that floated just outside the field, situated in a type of lagrange point on the sunward side of the ring-shaped collection of enormous celestial rocks.

This specific approach had been chosen to get the ship as close as possible to the asteroid without alerting those whom had turned it into a base of sorts, and now that the data was disseminated, a signal alerted each of the pilots it was time. "Alright! We're a go for the operation!" Nora called over the comms, Bangarang boosting its way out of the mecha bay and making a sharp turn toward the prow of the Karakoram, boosting her way till she alighted upon the back of a nearby asteroid, and then, following the route that she had laid out and sent to the others, she boosted to a different asteroid, starting to make her way through the field, pausing for just moments behind each asteroid in turn, always checking ahead of her for enemies. "Looks like we're clear so far," she noted, before her HUD alerted her that she had spoken to soon.

"Wait, no, it looks like we have some company. I'm reading either five or six reactors up ahead, making their way toward us; Everyone, prepare to fight!"
 
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