M4 WG: Harsh Climates.   Posted by The Force.Group: 0
Xyklo Voozul
 Verpine Soldier, 194 posts
 ST 8/15, WT 6/12
Fri 8 Dec 2017
at 07:48
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
Xyklo let’s the others loot the body of Rissk, he turns his attention directly to the vehicle. Storming inside it, the young Verpine checks for hostiles, booby traps, and any spare weaponry and ammunition. He leaves the pilots seat free for Forim, having first hand experience of the mans skill.
Once assured it is safe he clicks, whirrs, and calls a sharp ”Clear!” to let the others know, before finding himself a nice position to act as gunner. Idly he begins to wonder if the Imperials have a stash of lunches aboard. He could really get his snout into a proper lunch about now.
Forim Luk
 GM, 788 posts
 Flight Officer
 12/12w 9/14s stims:0
Fri 8 Dec 2017
at 13:38
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
Forim gets into the pilots seat and familiarizes him with the controls "Kill the tracking systems" he says as he accelerates south.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:07, Sat 09 Dec.

The Force
 GM, 1093 posts
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Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 05:58
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
The speeder relies on a passcode being entered to activate it. Fortunately, the passcode was already entered and the speeder is still running when you climb inside it. The next time you start the engine might be a little more complicated.

You deactivate the speeder's tracking equipment and speed south. You cannot help but keep an eye on the sky as you travel. Minutes later, you hear and see something ominous. The shriek of twin-ion engines in an atmosphere sound through the misty air. Two TIEs approach, coming in less than a kilometer up. They are following your trail perfectly.
Anders Flown
 player, 130 posts
 I can't drown my demons
 they know how to swim.
Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 06:28
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates

Anders looks to see if there is a friend or foe id system that might put the TIE's off their trail. "There must be a digital ID system that would stop the fighters firing on us. Here is the comm from the lizard man someone might be able to persuade them that Rissk the Bloody still lives ?"

Anders looks over the corpse of the Sergeant to see if he has anything on him that might fit the bill.

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The Force
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Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 16:26
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
The seargent had a military commlink, different from the civilian long range comm that Risk had.
Forim Luk
 GM, 789 posts
 Flight Officer
 12/12w 9/14s stims:0
Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 22:13
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
Forim looks up and sees the ships and yells "SON OF A FRIFFING SITHSPIT RANCOR POODOO" at no one in particular.  Slaming the dash a few times in frustration and growls "DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY KRIFFING IDEA HOW TO FIX THAT STUCK UP HALF WITTED EXCUSE FOR A PRICNESS'S MESS?" their situation and his new leadership position obviously having hit the end of his usually very calm and happy demeanor.
Xyklo Voozul
 Verpine Soldier, 197 posts
 ST 8/15, WT 6/12
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 16:42
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
Xyklo, sitting next to Forim, takes a deep slow breath as the Duros vents his rage. He always finds it stressful when his friends get upset. They'd lost two of the crew, not to hostiles, but to disillusionment and desertion. The Verpine wasn't sure how to deal with that, psychology just wasn't his thing. Kraken and Caddy had shaken his confidence.

He tries to give it his best shot at morale, turning over the shoulder of the seat to Anders.
"Well, you're at least human, and a man, I dunno give it a shot?"
With that he tries to get into a position where he can shoot out of the window, though at this stage he keeps his face hidden for the most part, in case subterfuge actually works. Which he had little faith in, but it was worth a try...

OOC: Can my blaster rifle damage the TIEs?
Zeic Plirr
 Sullustian Commando, 51 posts
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 16:49
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
"I have never been great at faking people out so hopefully they are just looking.  Maybe fly casual," Zeic says with a noticeable amount of sarcasm.  He tries to casually get his weapon ready by fooling with it a little as if he's looking it over but not actually getting ready to use it.
Anders Flown
 player, 132 posts
 I can't drown my demons
 they know how to swim.
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 22:00
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates

Grabbing the comm that the sergeant had in his pocket Anders assumes and authoritative tone and speaks into the device using the settings the Sergeant had used to call in the air strike.

"Cease and desist TIE flight this is Sergeant Rollier. Cease and desist targeting the speeder, Imperial personnel present."

Anders Flown rolled no successes, 3 advantages using the Star Wars Edge of the Empire with a dice pool of 2a 2d 1b.  Decept roll.

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The Force
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Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 03:28
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
The radio chimes back. "Copy, Sergeant Rollier. This is Green Seven, escorting you. Are you experiencing comm difficulty? Reattempt radio contact with Command. We will relay your signal. Stand by."

The two TIE fighters decelerate and come off their attack vector. Instead they angle parallel to the ground and begin flying straight.

"Sergeant Rollier, Green Seven is rebroadcasting. You are in contact with Major Zellik."
Difficulty to Deceive the Major is 3C. Don't look at me like that, I'm just using the rules.
1B for not being face-to-face. 1B for a particularly believable deception; use your own judgement.

Anders Flown
 player, 133 posts
 I can't drown my demons
 they know how to swim.
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 03:59
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
In reply to The Force (msg # 602):

"Prepare to do something, this is probably not going to go well."

"Major, rebel force is destroyed and Rissk was terminated. We are returning with a prisoner. Green seven you are cleared to return to base."

Anders Flown rolled no successes, 4 advantages using the Star Wars Edge of the Empire with a dice pool of 3c 2a 3b.  Decept roll.


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Xyklo Voozul
 Verpine Soldier, 199 posts
 ST 8/15, WT 6/12
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 09:12
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
“I think they bought it...” Xyklo whispers, grinning, as if the space fighters could hear them talking.

But he does keep the rifle ready!
The Force
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Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 14:46
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
A new voice comes over the comm. "Major Zellik to Sergeant Rollier. Copy. Return to Field Command ASAP."

The comm crackles again. "Green Seven for Sergeant Rollier. You are oriented south. Field Command is to the north, back where we came from." They remain on course above your heads. The whine of ion engines is giving you a headache.
Xyklo Voozul
 Verpine Soldier, 200 posts
 ST 8/15, WT 6/12
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 15:35
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
“Well. We are headed south. I really don’t see how flying north would be good for anything.

Anders, I think there’s some trees a few miles ahead, maybe we can stall them? Tell them we think a few rebels escaped there...
 Or just flat out make a dash for it?”
He looks to Forim for a decision, clearly unsure about either of his own suggestions.
Zeic Plirr
 Sullustian Commando, 52 posts
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 21:40
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
"Yeah, either tell them that or pull the old radio not working bit until we can get some cover.  'Course if we do that they will know to start looking for us.  Then again, if we can get to some cover where they can't see us, could we blow this thing up after jumping out.  We still have a body lying there right so hopefully they would find the charred remains and be none the wiser."  Zeic contemplates that for a moment while they try to think of a way out of this.
Anders Flown
 player, 135 posts
 I can't drown my demons
 they know how to swim.
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 23:45
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
Using his hands to calm and quiet the rest of the team in the speeder as he did not know whether they could be heard.

"Green Seven, we have a potential escapee in the trees to the South we are moving to intercept please disengage so we can maintain tactical control of the situation. Sergeant Rollier, out."

Anders looks to the others in the speeder but does not say anything.

Anders Flown rolled no successes using the Star Wars Edge of the Empire with a dice pool of 3c 2a 4b.

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Forim Luk
 GM, 791 posts
 Flight Officer
 12/12w 9/14s stims:0
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 00:21
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
Forim spends most of the conversation in an internal cloud of rage and despair.  He makes his way back to the world and says "Sorry, its just I'm...  No.  I have no excuse for my outburst.  When we get back, I will put myself on report"

Form then passes the yoke to whomever is sitting next to him and makes his way to the engine console.  "Tell them we are getting some strange readings from the engine." as he makes his way back to the engine compartment.

He knew an old trick, changing the fuel burn ratio to cause large plumes of smoke to come out.  Unfortunatly, the downside is that if you get it wrong, you might cause real damage to the engine.

19:16, Today: Forim Luk rolled no successes, 1 advantage using the Star Wars Edge of the Empire with a dice pool of 1P 2A 1c 1d.  Rolling Mechanics.

net: 0/1
Using the failure / advantage to make my ruse a reality instead.  Requires a 2D mechanics to fix for real?

Anders Flown
 player, 136 posts
 I can't drown my demons
 they know how to swim.
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 00:45
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
In reply to Forim Luk (msg # 609):

"Understood I will do that now." Anders again pressed the comm devices transmit button.

"Green Seven, Sergeant Rollier. We are experiencing engine trouble due earlier blaster hits... please hold your fire. I will call in the strike mission should it be needed, please resume flight holding pattern."

Anders Flown rolled 1 failure, 2 advantages using the Star Wars Edge of the Empire with a dice pool of 3c 2a 6b. Only a matter of time I suppose.

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The Force
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Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 01:24
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
Trying to fake engine trouble is always a tricky matter.  It is particularly difficult when of the vehicle is in motion.  Forim adjusts the fuel burn ratio, flooding the engine.  The speeders built and safety equipment causes the engine to shut down entirely.

The speeder skids to a stop, spraying dirt and mud and water all over.  It may take you a few minutes to dig the speeder out, especially if you want to clean the air intake grills on the front as well.

There is an unpleasant silence from the commlink after reporting engine trouble.  Then the other commlink opens up.  The long range civilian commlink with some static, and then a woman's voice speaks.  "Rissk, report."

Meanwhile, the TIEs break off their escort and begin a long, lazy circling pattern.
Anders Flown
 player, 137 posts
 I can't drown my demons
 they know how to swim.
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 01:47
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
In reply to The Force (msg # 611):

"Should I answer that as well, might add to the ruse. I did tell them he had been "terminated"... I guess she is checking on our story ?"

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Forim Luk
 GM, 792 posts
 Flight Officer
 12/12w 9/14s stims:0
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 03:22
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
Forim curses again as the ship goes down and says "Sorry guys, I am thinking this mission is cursed...


Might as well, things can't get any worse.  Maybe he was a turncoat
"
Anders Flown
 player, 138 posts
 I can't drown my demons
 they know how to swim.
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 04:37
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates

"Ah.. Mayor, Sergeant Rollier again as I said Rissk the bloody was terminated by the rebel force. He disobeyed a direct order and engaged the rebels in hand to hand combat, alone... We are returning with his corpse."

"I suggest Green Flight return to a higher holding pattern as we are chasing up a possible rebel survivor and it will go to ground with a possible strike mission in the vicinity."

Anders Flown rolled no successes, 1 threat using the Star Wars Edge of the Empire with a dice pool of 3c 2a 2b.  Decep.
Take the threat as strain.


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The Force
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Thu 14 Dec 2017
at 03:18
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
There is another long pause. The TIE fighters continue to circle. Those of you with an eye for starfighters and their tactics can see that they are in a difficult position.

TIE fighters, like other space superiority fighters, are fast. Even moving at minimum speed to maintain air-speed velocity, the orbit these TIEs are making is several kilometers across. Most of the time, the fighters' cockpits are oriented away from the speeder. They keep 'eyes' on their target with sensors, which relay excellent combat data such as speed, direction, and condition of a target. Most starfighter sensors are programmed to ignore any target smaller than a starfighter and slower than a missile. Usually, humanoids are ignored. If these fighter pilots are really on their game, they could be using heat-tracking to monitor your positions.

You have a minute or two or muse on these thoughts as you wait in vain for the response to come from your looted commlinks.
Anders Flown
 player, 141 posts
 I can't drown my demons
 they know how to swim.
Thu 14 Dec 2017
at 06:48
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates

Anders gives a shrug before adding "Lets at least get the speeder back in one piece and mobile. I am not very good with a spanner, but I can give a hand with a shovel and clean out the front."

Anders hops out and gets to work while keeping the comm device close.

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Xyklo Voozul
 Verpine Soldier, 202 posts
 ST 8/15, WT 6/12
Thu 14 Dec 2017
at 08:56
Re: M4 WG: Harsh Climates
Xyklo peers up from the speeder, clutching his rifle.
”I dunno. I think we may only have as much time out of the vehicle as it takes those TIEs to do a half sweep. If they’re looking at us when we’re out, the games up.
I can use a spanner, but it will take a while..”

Turning to Forim, he raises his antenna questioningly, and glances at the pilots console.

OOC: has the engine cut? Because hacking the passcode to restart is probably beyond us!