Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn.   Posted by Master Servious.Group: 0
Kyvarr 'Hammer' Dulvan
 player, 465 posts
 Cathar Female
 Talon 2 - Hammer
Thu 31 May 2018
at 07:52
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Kyvarr's gaze lingered on Lin for a moment longer then she turned her attention back to Cor.  "Ready to move out on your orders ma'am."
Fiarr Melan'nel
 player, 486 posts
 Bothan Female
 Talon 3
Thu 31 May 2018
at 07:56
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Fiarr sighed.  "I was hoping to hit the casino and then make Heigren buy me the most lavish dinner this station can manage.  Still, the needs of the team come first.  I doubt we can just hop a transport to this secret base of yours, wherever it is."
Mika Trake
 player, 917 posts
 Talon 4 (was 10)
 Shore leave Kimy Stell
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 03:36
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Mika climbs to her feet, "I guess I'm in the pilots chair.  Talons Nest, how fast do you want to get there?  I'm thinking we split the two ships up and take a couple of extra jumps to get there."

Unless some says otherwise, Mika heads for the Grthoc cockpit.
Cor Lambar
 player, 824 posts
 Talon One
 ID: 'Sola Numen'
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 09:49
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Cor nods quickly to Mika, looking pleased with the proceedings.

"That would be ideal.  Then we will move out in two hours; if anyone has business left on the planet you have that time to conclude it.  I would like everyone with contact networkd to keep themselves informed of potential work.  Ms Kira, you will want to look into bounties suitable for groups.  Heigren, please look into likely targets for our support.  Dr Veen, if you have contacts in the Kel Dor military, perhaps they can help.

"Sergeant,"
she adds, looking toward Kyvarr, "please coordinate with Mr Endeel regarding possible depots we could target and the best ways to crack them open with the resources we currently possess.  Ms Daochi," she says to Lin, "look into your rumours regarding supply caches.  At this stage," the Umbaran concludes, "we are in desparate need of supplies.  There is no sense in excluding any possible targets when we have sufficient people to follow up all leads."

She taps her datapad and nods to herself.

"I suppose that is 'meeting adjourned,' then," she smiles.  "If anyone has concerns or hears about possible jobs, please do let me know.  Please do feel free to avail yourselves of food and drink while aboard the Voidsong."

This message was last edited by the player at 09:52, Fri 01 June 2018.

Arcas Endeel
 player, 83 posts
 Human Male
 Aristocratic Officer
Fri 1 Jun 2018
at 11:44
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Arcas nodded, mostly to himself and finished up the sentence in his datapad before stowing the writing equipment away. He looked at the Cathar, wordlessly handing over the initiative to her.
Lin Daochi
 player, 74 posts
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 17:48
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Lin, however, stole the initiative. She walked straight over to the Cathar. ”I am sorry for the sarcasm, sergeant. I do not deny, there is a call for violence in massive scale every now and then, but I have also seen what happens when the violence is wrongly timed. I am not worried about the team - I understand how this team operates and that it has likely survived a number of missions, most considered impossible. I am worried about the civilians the Empire will pour its wrath upon, if a supply depot is raided. And I advice strongly against belittling the potential of those caches - they can, if found, be far more valuable than what we can dig up from an Imperial supply depot on the Rim.”
Kyvarr 'Hammer' Dulvan
 player, 466 posts
 Cathar Female
 Talon 2 - Hammer
Sat 2 Jun 2018
at 22:59
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
"So you apologise for your tone but not your intent, is that it?  You still act like I have no idea what I'm doing, that I'm some bloodthirsty warmonger who gives no thought to civilian lives, all I see is the objective.  Save your pretty speech for the boys and speak plainly with me in the future."

She looks to Arcas.  "Once we are aboard we have planning to do sir."  She gives Lin one more glare and the heads for the Ghtroc.
Heigren
 player, 587 posts
 Zeltron Male
 Talon 5
Sun 3 Jun 2018
at 07:09
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
"Finding people in need of our help is not a problem.  Do you have a rough idea what area of the galaxy you want to work in?  If we could narrow it down to a sector at least I can start probing a lot better.  Are we going to be close to the Atrivis Sector still or will we be working somewhere else?"

Heigren then realises he has one more pressing question.  "Um, which ship should Lin and I take our gear to?  Since we were already on station I'm not sure where you want us."

This message was last edited by the player at 10:56, Sun 03 June 2018.

Cor Lambar
 player, 826 posts
 Talon One
 ID: 'Sola Numen'
Tue 5 Jun 2018
at 06:55
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Cor ponders this for a few moments before smiling warmly to the Zeltron, a man she clearly genuinely likes.

"Remain on the Voidsong, if you would.  There is plenty of room and it is quite comfortable.  I presume Mr Endeel will be joining Sergeant Dulvan for the purposes of planning, so we will be split evenly between the two vessels - Dr Veen, yourself, Ms Daochi and B0-B1 will join me here on the Voidsong, whilst Sergeant Dulvan, Mr Endeel, Ms Kira and Ms Melan'nel will accompany Ms Trake on the Ghtroc."

She waves a hand expressively as she finishes off her caf.

"As for your earlier question, I would like to concentrate our efforts initially on establishing the Talon Nest as a viable base of operations, so keep your due diligence to the Seswenna Sector and its immediate neighbours.  We will spread our activities quickly enough but for now I feel we must tend our own neighbourhood before seeking to delve too deeply into others."
Master Servious
 GM, 2214 posts
 The ultimate power
 in the universe!
Thu 7 Jun 2018
at 11:54
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
*THREE DAYS LATER*

Location: Talon Nest, Former asteroid mining outpost, Seswenna Sector


With the election of a new leader, reallocation of designations and a decision made, it wasn't long before the Talons were reading to leave the station and head halfway across the galaxy.  The Atrivis Sector was not the best place to necessarily run the Talons as independants.  Despite likely assistance from Mark and Zyra's Task Force 47, the sector was still quite heavily locked down.  Instead the decision had been made to return to Talon Nest, the team's original base of operations in the Seswenna Sector, close to the Hydian Way, a major hyperspace route.

It took nearly three days to reach the Nest.  Numerous hyperspace jumps were needed to cross over half the galaxy, especially when the team decided to avoid entering the heavily patrolled Core Worlds.  The time was spent onboard the ships, the Talons forced to entertain themselves as best they could.

When the ships finally emerged from hyperspace near the small asteroid field where the Nest was located, most individuals crowded the cockpits or observation platforms to look at their new home.  Most of the Talons had never actually been here, most joining well after the Talons had embarked on adventures far from their base.

If the first-timers were expecting an exciting sight, they were disappointed.  The base looked like innumerable other hollowed out asteroids they had seen in their travels.  Only a single aperture loomed on one side to show signs of habitation.  There wasn't any other external signs of habitation.  Only the opening gave away it wasn't a simple asteroid.

There was no magnetic shield or active gravity and the ships were forced to use docking clamps to secure themeselves to the hangar deck.  The deck itself was enormous, easily big enough to have housed several Nightshrike sized ships.  Given the enormous ore freighters that would have serviced the asteroid this was no surprise.  For now, the two transports had copious amounts of space.  The only other item was a spare diplomatic pod for the Nightshrike that Devon had planned to convert to a pocket carrier when he had time.

With no life support or gravity of any sort, the team could only leave the ships when equipped in full space suits.  Mika especially was kept busy for the next day or so, trying to repair the generators which had failed due to overdue maintenance and a loss of power.  The job had been finicky, hampered by her suit but she soon had help.  The three maintenance droids that normally served the nest had powered down.  Voidsong had no shortage of droid chargers and soon the trio were dutifully assisting the mechanic.  Before long power was restored, gravity returned and life support re-engaged.

After this, everyone was finally able to leave the ships.  After the cramped quarters on the ship, the Nest was immense.  Space was no issue with several rooms designed to hold a dozen workers or large storage rooms existed.  There was more than enough room for everyone to take a room at least 5m a side for themselves.

Numerous tunnels snaked off into the asteroid but many of these remained unpowered to conserve energy.  People who wished to explore them would need to wear spacesuits.


OOC:  Welcome to the Nest.  It's been gathering dust a while.  The Nest is a huge hollowed out asteroid that was abandoned decades ago.  It's thick shell prevents scans from outside (except from it's opening).  Downside it is prevents outward comms/scans as well but Zyra/Mark had placed beacons around the local space on other asteroids.  They could pass to a relay in the hangar or a ship could easily fly out the hangar and gather recorded data.

The Nest has a massive hangar (containing your two transports and a hollowed-out diplomatic pod from a consular class cruiser) , at least 15 empty rooms you can use, a galley with serving droid, a large (mostly empty) workshop and lots of unexplored tunnels.

Hoping I can find a suitable map.

Cor Lambar
 player, 827 posts
 Talon One
 ID: 'Sola Numen'
Sat 9 Jun 2018
at 10:49
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Cor has not been idle on the trip across the Galaxy, networking with as many of her contacts as she can and encouraging the rest of the Talons to do the same.  She gets to work swiftly after the freighters reach the Nest.

Her first priority is getting the base's droid force up and running, powering them up and using them as proxies to assist Mika in getting the generators going.  With that done, she sets the droids to work cleaning out any debris and making the rooms ready for habitability.  With a small army of DUM-series labour droids, their chief engineer Mika doesn't lack for help in her work.

Once the extended process of restoring the environment is complete, Cor gets busy in making sure everyone is situated in private and spacious, if austere, quarters.  No sharing rooms at the Nest, unless people prefer to, and plenty of space to allow each to set up their rooms how they like.  She, for her own part, says on the Voidsong.  Confined living is not only familiar to the Umbaran, but preferable.

Nonetheless, she keeps aside a room for an office, with the aim of eventually allowing her direct access from her freighter to the workspace.  It might take the installation of a new hatch in the freighter that can link up directly with a turbolift leading directly to the office - something that she puts on hold until the needs of her teammates are met.

When most of the major repairs are done she sets up her astromech, R2-A9, to trawl through the archived sensor logs for anything noteworthy.  If the droid finds anything, which Cor privately doubts, she will receive notification of it and a section of the logs for review.

Anything in the Nest that no longer works is tagged for possible repair or salvage.  Before long, she knows, they will need to secure a whole heap of parts - maybe a salvage run to one of the many starship graveyards around the galaxy would be worthwhile.  They'd likely need to fight off pirates and possibly more aggressive salvagers, but with skill and luck they'd make it back with their holds full of valuable parts and scrap.

Meanwhile, Cor has issued orders to all Talons to go through the base and give their full assessments - individually or as a group, depending on preference - of what the Talon Nest requires.  Do they need to stock the armory?  A dedicated firing range and/or simulator area for developing skills?  Better medical facilities?  New stocks of water and food?  More nutrient options?  Speciic entertainment?  Engineering gear?  More robust life support?  Enhanced sensor net?  Upgraded comm buoy connections to the wider Galaxy?  Fuel reserves for their ships?  More ships?  Anything, even the obvious stuff, even things that have already been mentioned before, needs to be collated into a list and prioritised.  The way she sees it, in a team of experts, every last one of the Talons will have their own insights into what the Nest requires, as well as what they'd prefer to have.

"Get settled as quickly as possible and notify one of the many droids about if more assistance is required anywhere.  It is a busy time for the Talons, even if it is not terribly exciting yet," she tells the team in a broadcast, "and we will need to all do our part in order to have the Nest as close to fully operational as we can get it, as quickly as we can.  Do not forget to submit your recomendations and 'wish lists' for equipment as soon as you have toured and assessed the station."
Lin Daochi
 player, 75 posts
Sat 9 Jun 2018
at 18:42
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Lin went looking for accomodations for herself. She wasn’t picky on most subjects, but she needed a place with good lighting, some closet space and hopefully a sonic shower, so she could build her disguises in good lighting, store her outfits and wash the various masks off, when she was done. When she had found anything that was even partially close to her needs, she left the little she had in physical form save her portable computer and went exploring.

The young Pantoran was curious by nature, hence her choice of profession, but she was also looking for a perfect spot for something. Finding a suitable, quiet spot, she informed the droid she intercepted, she would not only need a much strengthened comm signal, but also a computer system that could use the incom8ng signals from around the system and process them in a number of ways to produce signals intelligence. She’d also need a bay for a fighter and, if possible, a couple of similator pods if any were found at a reasonable price so she could fly training flights from within th station without revealing their presence to anyone who might wander in to the system.
Master Servious
 GM, 2215 posts
 The ultimate power
 in the universe!
Sun 10 Jun 2018
at 02:15
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
OOC:  Lin (and everyone) finds the rooms (there are at least 15) are just large 5m x 5m x 3m spaces.  Ten of them have a bunk-style bed (so an upper and a lower), a desk and chair and a locker.  They're illuminated by lights from the ceiling.  Any extra interior decorating will be at your own time/expense.

Two of the bedrooms are more spaciously furnished (those that belonged to Mark and Zyra) with double beds, a couch each and better work stations. 

One room is already set up as a dedicated conference/briefing room with table/chairs/holodisplays, wall screens, caf maker, etc.  There is also a dedicated games room with tables set up for cards, etc.  There is also an air hockey table, dejarrak board holochess, holovid (with collection of movies, etc) and the like.

There is a locked room (but you have the code) with weapon racks designed to be an armoury but is currently empty.

The toilets/shower are communal.  Someone could work on plumbing the nest but that would take time and resources.  For now you'll either need to work out a schedule or forget about private bathing.

Setting up access to the comm network would mean setting up some sort of receiver in the hangar bay that can access the external sensor net as the asteroid is too thick for any signals to pass through either way..  No such array exists (but could be set up).  Talon Nest relied on being unnoticed, not on active sensors.  You could set up some sort of external array through the asteroid but again this would require drilling holes, passing cable, etc (and would be easier to detect).

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:20, Sun 10 June 2018.

Mika Trake
 player, 918 posts
 Talon 4 (was 10)
 Shore leave Kimy Stell
Sun 10 Jun 2018
at 04:56
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Having been to the Nest before, Mika knew more or less what to expect.  The lack of power was surprising, and annoying.  The maintenance droids should've kept a minimum level of care, but with the power not staying up, they'd run out of juice.  It was not her favorite thing, tramping around in a suit, working without gravity and only the light of glow rods to work by.  Still, with power on, the return of gravity and light, and a bunch of droids to clean the place up, it was much like she remembered.

Her first thing was to run a diagnostic on the power generators, then to delve into the air processors and water systems.  Then it was checking the spare parts stores.  There wasn't much, certainly not the sort of materials needed to augment the freighters with weapons and the like.  She prepares a report for Cor and goes to the Gthroc to send it.
Kira
 player, 194 posts
 Human Female
 Talon 9
Mon 11 Jun 2018
at 10:14
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Though Kira knew about the nest from conversation's of some of thye more senior members of the talons, this was her first time seeing the site, and despite it's ordinary look on the outside, she was none the less impressed with the site. An asteroid with a thick shell like this protected from scanning and was a great hiding spot.

...something she respected.

Once landing, her views became a little less impressive, but she still (none the less) was pleased by the site. She knew it had lay dormant, and though it was rough, the place had a lot of potential.

She spent most of her time cleaning out rooms and organising sites. She also helped Mika where she could. During the time with her on the ship (As brief as it was), she had grown to like the mechanic, and found a kinship with her. Perhaps it was because she saw in her a possible future she could have had if her father hadn't died.

While she ran diagnostics on the generators, the woman smiled at Mika. "Not what i was expecting....in a good way. A little rough, but lots of room to make it our own." She smiled and winked at Mika as she carried out some rubbish.

"Can't wait to fill some of these rooms."
Kyvarr 'Hammer' Dulvan
 player, 467 posts
 Cathar Female
 Talon 2 - Hammer
Tue 12 Jun 2018
at 07:48
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Kyvarr did not waste any time.  She chose the nearest convenient room to serve as her quarters and then inspected the armoury.  It was obviously empty at present but she began to run through the various gear they would need in here.  Storing weapons was fine but they'd also need some powerpack chargers as well as a weapon and armour modification workbench if there was room.  Perhaps an adjacent room would serve better for that.  She sent a message to Cor offering to both take charge of the armoury and the recommendation of an adjacent  modification room.

Then she went searching for a larger room.  She wanted somewhere to turn into a training centre/gym and a 5x5 room wouldn't cut it.  She need something big.  She could use multiple small rooms but then she'd need seperate weight room, combat room, both unarmed and armed, room for ball sports and even a running track if she could manage.  Better to find one large cavern that she could section into seperate training zones.
Heigren
 player, 588 posts
 Zeltron Male
 Talon 5
Fri 15 Jun 2018
at 05:32
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Heigren walked through the 'Nest' shaking his head.  If the Zeltron had of designed his own version of hell, this would have been close.  Bare rooms, no decorations, no people, no holovid, no creature comforts of any kind.  This place would need a lot of investment before it was remotely livable.  Hopefully they wouldn't be staying for too long.
Master Servious
 GM, 2216 posts
 The ultimate power
 in the universe!
Sat 16 Jun 2018
at 05:58
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
The Talons settled in to their routines on base.  Mika took charge of ensuring the safe running of the power and maintenance systems, supported by a team of droids and Kira.  Dohr worked in the medical bay while Kyvarr split her time between the armoury, a weapons maintenace room and a gym.  The rest of the Talons chose a room for themselves and settled in, free to do what they wished.

Cor remained mostly on her ship, though her presence was constantly felt through various communiques both electronic and via droid.  She chose a room of her own and worked to power/repair droids as required.  Mostly she oversaw operations, notably the plethora of data, the various satellites around the system had picked up.


OOC: Well as mentioned you all have a private room to do with as you wish.  There is plenty of base to explore and I'm sure Mika/Cor/Dohr/Kyvarr have jobs if people are bored!  There is little in entertainment bar the games room (which has a holovid, card table, air hockey, etc) and what you brought with you.  There is a galley where droids can make you food when you want but again supplies are limited to what you brought and what hasn't gone bad in your time away.  Unless someone is expert in plumbing, all shower facilities are communal.

Basically the place is perfectly functional but will need investment of credits (and shopping trips) if you want more stuff.

Mika Trake
 player, 919 posts
 Talon 4 (was 10)
 Shore leave Kimy Stell
Sun 17 Jun 2018
at 20:23
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Mika found it nice to have Kira helping, but more just for the companionship.  It seems tough to make friends on the team, too many people head out on their own, like Devon. Those that were left, Mika didn't have all that much in common with most.  Cor had rebuffed her attempts at friendship, she had always rebuffed Heigren similarly.  The others, they just seemed so focused on their own specialties, just like Mika herself had.  Odd musings for her, she usually didn't dwell on such thoughts.

Delving into her datapad, she continues to try and pull a map of Talon's Nesr.

Seeking out Kira, Mika says, "I'm going exploring, want to come along?  I want to start with the power feeds, figure out what's pulling power other than the lights and the atmo processors.".
Kira
 player, 195 posts
 Human Female
 Talon 9
Mon 18 Jun 2018
at 09:44
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Kira, doing general cleaning and maintenance on the rooms near to Mika, was happy to help the young woman, for not only the distraction of doing something in this place, but also for the company. Kira had (Before her job as a bounty hunter alone) spent time on a mercenary ship, so she had no issues with other people in close quarters. But empty spaces often bored her when she wasn't on a job.

So when Mika asked to come exploring, the woman smiled, brushing dirt off her brown pants. "A little exploration may be good....might find some useful items around."
Cor Lambar
 player, 829 posts
 Talon One
 ID: 'Sola Numen'
Mon 18 Jun 2018
at 12:44
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Shortly, Cor's voice is heard throughout the Nest. 

"All Talons, your attention: we have a lead.  A priority meeting is to be held in fifteen minutes.  As we have not yet set up an appropriate meeting space in the Nest, it will be held in the conference room of the Voidsong.  All Talons are to attend; this meeting is mandatory and time sensitive so please do not be late."
Kyvarr 'Hammer' Dulvan
 player, 468 posts
 Cathar Female
 Talon 2 - Hammer
Mon 18 Jun 2018
at 22:14
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Hearing the briefing call, Kyvarr stopped her room planning and sprung into action.  She quickly returned to her room and ensured her armour and Nijel were polished and ready, the latter having several power packs ready.  She strapped on her heavy blaster, slipped extra packs into her ammo pouch and put extra packs on the charger.  She then grabbed her datapad and headed for the meeting with minutes to spare.  Despite Cor's polite tone, the Cathar sensed they'd be shipping out soon.
Kira
 player, 196 posts
 Human Female
 Talon 9
Mon 18 Jun 2018
at 22:50
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Kira heard the announcement and sighed with a smile and looked at Mika"Looks like exploration will have to wait. Seems they found us some fun." She raises her eyebrows with a smile and made her way to the ship with a slight hum and spring in her step, stopping only to gather her gear on her bed ready for quick departure
Fiarr Melan'nel
 player, 488 posts
 Bothan Female
 Talon 3
Tue 19 Jun 2018
at 12:28
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Fiarr had been largely absent the last day or so.  She had certainly not been in her room in either the nest or onboard ships.  When people began to arrive for the meeting she was not in attendance.
Heigren
 player, 590 posts
 Zeltron Male
 Talon 5
Tue 19 Jun 2018
at 22:25
Act: 8.0.2 - Prologue: A new, new, dawn
Heigren was one of the first to arrive for the simple fact he had barely left Cor's ship since reaching the nest.  It had not taken him long to determine the Nest needed a LOT of work to be brought up to a standard he considered acceptable.  As such he'd spent the most of the time back compiling a shopping list.

When Cor's call came in he merely left the confines of his cabin and moved to the conference room.  Almost on cue one of the droids brought him his whisky bottle, a glass and various delicacies and canapes.

He continued to work on his list while waiting for Cor and the others to show.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:25, Tue 19 June 2018.