RP [Ravenaca's Watch] Rhythm

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Charaa

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Ravenaca’s Watch, Patrol:
Arye observed through the sensors that the Starbreaker had passed through the opening allowing the fighter to enter space. This allowed the Operator a clear view of the space around her, as she formed up with her wing mates. She received communication from V but sice she’d recently updated her personal style of loadout she knew it was possible she didn’t know.

Ma’am, my current loadout is
x2 Hyper-Shift Rotary Chaingun set up with Star fire ammo
x6 FiveR Missile Pod
x4 S6-TBOM Rocket Pod System is accompanying the missile pods
x1 S6-Linear Rail Accelerated Tri-Barreled Plasma Cannon

Arye replied and then later she heard the next reply and replied “copy Wing leader!”
 

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Away Team, detached party: Orlan, Taro

Taro looked from the pirate to Orlan before speaking to give the pirate orders. “Put the gun on the ground, and move over here, slowly.” The warrior-diplomat withdrew a set of concealed magnetic cuffs, and readied them.

When the pirate complied, she attached the cuffs to him, and turned toward the door. “Mercenary Snell, I’m going to take the prisoner back to Lt. Mizumitsu, you have some experience with mechanics, correct? If your armor can take it, can you try and figure out what’s going on with that machine?”

She then tapped on the side of her helmet, sending a communique to Sara, “One pirate apprehended, currently investigating what may be the source of the energy readings.”

Away Team: Sara

Some of the pirates grumbled at the mention of them still being charged, but it was clear that they were willing to cooperate, either out of a sense of resignation or self preservation, if the looks they gave the older woman was any indication the conclave wasn’t their only worry in that regard. “Your terms are… well, they’re certainly preferable to a firefight.” The elderly pirate said.

“We’ll cooperate. We’ve been hiding out in this asteroid for a little under two years now, it’s out of the normal lanes so it’s easy to hide traffic to and from, and the installation was already airtight when we found it. We’ve been leeching off of its generator, but we don’t know what caused the spike.” She explained carefully.

The rest of the pirates, meanwhile, were busying themselves with removing guns from holsters and unlimbering rifles from slings and sliding them into a pile on the floor, even the previously defiant Julio. It seemed like the elderly woman was influential.

Ravenaca’s Watch, Patrol: V115, Arye, Mikael

As V115 received the information from her lancemates, the doors on the asteroid finished opening, and metallic objects could be seen beginning to leave it. A quick activation of their frames’ and fighters’ camera magnification functions, and the pilots would be able to see what appeared to be geometric prisms of metal, tapered at one end.

The objects appeared to tumble slightly, before arranging themselves into various patterns. Upon seeing this, V115 would receive a message from Fredricks; “Lance Leader, I’m going to move ahead slightly so that we can get a sensor reading on the unknowns.” As he said this, the pilot began to pull ahead of the rest of the formation.
 

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Away Team: Taro

"Understood ma'am," Orlan responded to Taro, relieved that the confrontation ended without violence. He looked toward the generator and responded to Taro's other question with, "That would be correct. I'll take a look at the generator to see what's causing these power surges."

Orlan felt no fear since his suit insulated him from electricity, so he stepped up to the machine and looked over the controls. He examined each part of the device to determine the cause of the spikes. If there was a console that allowed it, Orlan would use it to try to operate it and run a diagnostic to see if he could troubleshoot the issue. If the room lacked any such console, Orlan would continue to inspect the machine, cautious not to cause any extra damage to an already malfunctioning piece of equipment.
 

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Ravenaca’s Watch, Patrol

As Fredericks moved up and communicated what he was doing, V115 began to send a data stream of her cameras back to the Watch for analysis. There was no telling what these things were going to do until they knew what they were. That lack of information bothered her, missing data was always a pain. Still she wanted to be sure that if things went sideways they'd be able to react quickly and effectively. "Firewalker, Harris-Chui, fan out and make sure that you have a clear sightline on the unknowns." Hopefully whatever was going on with the rock would be resolved soon enough. She didn't like the idea of getting into a shootout with unknown technology.
 

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She used her camera to get a look at the thing in front of her, and she’d heard Fredericks move and saw the feed as well. Silently in space, her thrusters flared up, to allow her to move and follow the order she was given by her Wingleader. “Copy that” She replied as she proceeded to fan out, but keep her camera on the unknown in front of her. She placed her digital thumb close to the firing button, ready to fire at the moment’s notice.
 

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Away Team Sara

Mizumitsu Sara kept a neutral professional look on her face as she watched the pirates come to see reason. But internally was smiling to herself that she didn't need to ventilate more idiots in the universe. It went against the teachings of her father. She then motioned for the infantry to start restraining them once they were fully disarmed.

"I see. Being that you have been here for almost 2 years, have you learned anything about its previous inhabitants? Anything unusual that has happened here?" She said before receiving Orlan's message and replying to it in kind.

"Understood, keep me up to date on any new developments."

Mikael

"Beats, begin a deep scan on the objects. I have a really bad feeling about this..." Mikael said internally to his AI companion. He then moved into a more supportive position as he aimed his 155mm Linear Howitzer and rifle towards the objects.

"Roger Chui, commencing scans..."
 

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Away Team, detached party: Orlan

As Orlan approached the machine, arcs of electricity danced across his armor, briefly causing his vision screen to flicker before surge protectors kicked in and redirected the current safely into the ground beneath him. He was able to find a console, though the writing on it was all alien.

However, there was also a screen attached to the console, translating the alien language into Trade. The pirates must have been attempting to control the machine, or at least understand it. As he ran a diagnostic, much of the information that he received was mistranslated gibberish, but what did come through and was able to be understood were the words “[Crystoform-signal detected… installation defenses… activating.]

Away Team: Sara, Taro

As Taro escorted the prisoner to Sara’s position through the almost labyrinthine alien passageways, the pirate squirmed a little, clearly uncomfortable with the rough handling. “You know,” The android pointed out in a teasing voice, “Fidgiting’s a bad habit, tends to make girls uncomfortable.”

The pirate, taking the hint, became more cooperative.

Meanwhile, back in the room full of pirates, Sara’s fireteam were undertaking the task of cuffing the pirates. “We’ve mostly left the machinery we don’t understand alone,” The pirate leader explained to the Mizumitsu, “Translation efforts never got very far, but from what little we could understand it seemed like this base was guarding against something. It never acted up like this until a few days ago, though, when some of your ships were out in the area placing those target drones of yours.”

Alpha Lance: V115, Arye, Mikael, Fredricks

As Fredricks moved forward, his frame’s sensors were able to get a better read on the strange objects. Information flowed through the lance’s shared data-links; [Substance unknown, chemically similar to Nerimium]. The organic pilot ventured closer, within 1000 kilometers now, and the information kept coming.

“The energy signal’s growing stronger, Lance Leader, but the computers don’t recognize the power signature, these things are powered by something we’ve never seen before!” Fredricks’ computer-synthesized voice was one of excitement, and back on the Ravenaca’s Watch, his pulse quickened within his Anima pod.

Suddenly, the machine began to move, the metal prisms swirling as it zipped towards Fredrick’s machine, impossibly fast. The flowing movement of its floating component prisms seemed almost organic, reminiscent of a sea creature. Once near his machine, its size was apparent, it dwarfed his variable frame, ancient metal flashing occasionally in the dim starlight that reached out this far, and a pair of thin prisms began to reach towards his machine.
 
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Away Team: Generator Room

Orlan was confused for a moment at the strange new language, but grew relieved when he saw words that he could understand. He observed the translations, though he felt his heart rate speed up when he saw the words "installation defenses...activating."

He was not sure if he would be beset upon by turrets or something worse, but he knew that danger was coming and it was time to prepare. With haste, he contacted the rest of the away team warning, "Snell to away team, be advised, working with the generator brought me a message about installation defenses coming online. I don't know what these defenses entail, but you better prepare for a fight."

Orlan turned to any away team troops that accompanied him to the generator room and ordered, "Take up defensive positions. We may come under attack soon."

The weaponry on the power armor was prepared for combat. Orlan anticipated whatever would try to put the hurt on them.
 
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Away Team: Sara

"Understood, I thank you for your cooperation." Sara said with a professionally crafted smile. She then nodded for the infantry to secure the new prisoners, remarking in her internal notes the pirates cooperation after surrendering should be taken into account. She then switched to her internal communication, her lips do not move as she looks around.

"Ravenaca’s Watch-actual, Lt Mizumitsu. We have discovered a facility of alien origin and made contact with a group of pirates hiding within. They have surrendered and require pick up if we are to explore further into the facility. Sending images of the alien script for linguistics analysis. The pirate leader believes the facility is for guarding something and as she says 'Started freaking out by our preparations for the combat trial a few days back."

Alpha Lance: Mikael

Mikael watched as the the visual size of the object matched what his sensors being fed to his mind said. As curious as he was in conducting further analysis and research on it, he sensed the immediate danger Fredricks had put himself in by deciding to get up and personal with his scanning. He initial reaction was to issue out a command to pull back and providing covering fire as it was a combat situation seemingly getting worse. But he wasn't in command, so instead he simply trained his weapons to fire as soon as the order was issued.

Though he was wondering what other secrets it and the facility have not revealed yet.
 

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Installation Exterior - Patrol Lance

V115 watched her mental HUD as her processing of the immediate situation expanded and appointed more internal resources to the task at hand. Performing calculations on firing solutions for her primary weapons she followed her own orders and moved to get a clear line of sight upon the unknowns. However as she did so they accelerated and moved toward the closest foreign object, in this case Fredricks. It was difficult to process their speed as they closed the distance between the rock and her subordinate, but she managed to bark out an order as they began to reach for his frame. "Fredricks pull back now!" she ordered over their lance's internal frequency.

At this distance firing seemed risky, if her calculations were wrong, if Fredericks made an unexpected movement, or any number of other possible variables occurred they might hit their ally in the process of trying to defend him. Not to mention that they hadn't actually been attacked yet, so her hands were metaphorically tied by the ROE. Her mind rapidly sent a digital communication back to the Watch, 'Unknown object with self propulsion sighted and trying to approach our forces, please advise.'
 
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