Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei.   Posted by The Force.Group: archive Z
The Force
 GM, 47 posts
 The Adversary
 Herder of Cats
Wed 13 May 2009
at 22:31
Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
The Lorelei is berthed in a private hangar in the upper levels of the Queen of Air & Darkness. Even to the uninitiated, the Banshee-class transports are beautiful ships, incorporating organic lines with state-of-the-art technology. The end result of the Consortium's design team is a vessel which exceeds benchmark standards of high performance luxury transports in every category by as much as one hundred percent. The Lorelei is currently painted a deep, satiny blue with a silver 'KDC' logo emblazoned on the section of the hull just below the cockpit.

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The crew is currently loading supplies and cargo, as well as fueling the vessel and running the pre-flight check lists. Two of the security personnel are standing at the boarding ramp, ready to take luggage and show you to your berths.

OOC: If there is anything you need to do before you leave Nar Shaddaa, now is the time. I'll assume that you are taking all of the gear you bought, and only that. Any additional purchases will need to be handled through RP.
Kala Jorn
 player, 36 posts
 Crack pilot
Thu 14 May 2009
at 04:06
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
Kala stolled down a little earlier then the appointed time, mainly so she could look the ship over. It was a beautiful design, and hopefully underneath the exterior was a survivable ship. She had packed everything she owned for the trip, which was a whole lot of not much. She wore her blaster in it's hip holder, and her other weapon was in pieces in her two suitcases.

She walked up to the guards at the ramp and smiled. "Hello there. So, who can tell me about this wonderful piece of equiptment?"
Narik
 player, 26 posts
Thu 14 May 2009
at 09:32
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
The Lorelei was no Star Destroyer so Narik knew that on the flight with a full crew it would be tight. So before the designated launch time Narik made sure to get some air and privacy. When he could wait no longer he approached the hangar. Narik’s grey robes were as well pressed as usual. There were some changes in his appearance, an obvious hump of a side-arm holstered at his waist beneath his robes and a pack strapped to his back. Also the footfalls of his boots were heavier and made a hollow thump as he paced toward the star-ship.

Once at the boarding ramp Narik gave a crisp salute to the two security personnel. Their reaction he hoped would demonstrate to him whether they had any formal training and were more than pirates in smart dress. ”I’m Narik, my role in this mission will be to act as head of security so you can call me what you like right now but once we’ve reached landfall on Ryloth I’ll expect to be called sir” Narik remained at attention as he spoke ”what’s your names?”

This message was last edited by the player at 09:33, Thu 14 May 2009.

The Force
 GM, 59 posts
 The Adversary
 Herder of Cats
Thu 14 May 2009
at 17:34
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
Kala
One of the two security personnel shakes his head. "Honestly, I've got no idea what the specs on this thing are. She is definitely beautiful, though. You'd be Kala Jorn, right? If you'll follow me, I'll show you to your bunk and then I can introduce you to someone who can answer your questions."

He leads her into the ship and down a corridor. He shows her the refresher and the mess on the way. Her berth has a set of bunks. "I'm afraid we've got a full compliment on this run, so we're having to use every bed available. Fortunately, the common areas are real roomy. You'll be sharing this cabin with the Mandalorian, Krysten Tyner, but she hasn't arrived yet, so I guess you get to pick your bed."

Once she has dropped off her things, he indicates she should follow him. "I'll introduce you to Xel Lur, our engineer who can give you the technical specs and anything else you might want. I understand that you'll be our pilot, so you probably want to know what this baby can do."

They reach engineering and Kala's first vision of the chief engineer is only of work boots and pant legs sticking out from beneath the main power core. "Xel, the pilot is here and she's got some questions for you."

Scooting out from beneath the power core, the chief engineer is revealed to be a blue-skinned woman with short, feathery white hair, and grease smudges on her cheeks and overalls. She's holding a hydrospanner. She doesn't bother to get up off the floor. "You'd be Kala, then. Sit here and hand me tools. I'll answer all the questions you wanna ask," she says, indicating the toolbox at her feet.

The security guard excuses himself and returns to the boarding ramp.

Narik
Narik arrives in time to see Kala being led inside and so there is only one guard there to greet him. The man starts to salute, but stops himself. "Sorry, sir, but we're not allowed to salute, as much as its been drummed into most of us. I'm Connel Rees. I used to be in the Corellian Defense Forces, but they've had to downsize since the Emperor started consolidating the military. Most of the non-humans are ex-Republic types, who got booted when the Imperial military went pure human."

"If you'll follow me, sir, I'll show you to your cabin. We've got a full crew and passengers this trip, so it's definitely going to be tight. You got lucky, though. According to Kienaan, you're to be our acting Captain aboard the ship, so you get the Captain's cabin, off the bridge."

He leads Narik through the ship, showing him the refreshers and mess, as well as the common areas. "The bridge is right up there, sir. And this is your cabin." The cabin is relatively spacious. It's certainly bigger than most of those Narik has had before, and he gets this one all to himself. "Unless you have questions, sir, I should probably get back to the boarding ramp."
Narik
 player, 28 posts
Thu 14 May 2009
at 20:12
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei

As Connel Rees made his introduction Narik was surprised to hear of the number of ex-soldiers involved in Jaerad’s operation. Narik wasn’t sure if it was good sign that the Empire had forced so many honourable men and sentients into this life.

”I was enlisted with both the Republic and Imperial Navies. I saw action during the war with the Separatists, the last thing the galaxy needs now is another war. The Empire could do with learning some tolerance for the non-humans” he chatted to Connel as he followed him through the ship. The spacious cabin was welcome and Narik placed his pack and datapad on his bed ”thanks Connel, you’ve been very helpful. I won’t keep you from your duties I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunity to talk once we’re in hyperspace” although Narik had some experience of leading men his highest rank had been of a Senior Deckman so wasn’t used to be accorded the rank of Captain. Maybe this mission would have its advantages.

Once Connel had left Narik alone he exited his cabin, he went to take a look around the bridge and then to search for the commons room.
Kala Jorn
 player, 37 posts
 Crack pilot
Thu 14 May 2009
at 21:32
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
Kala placed her bag on one of the bunks, and nodded slightly. She wasn't going to fight the mandalorian over bunks, and figured if she wanted to move her stuff, she was more then welcome to. She made sure her bags were locked, and headed off with the man towards engineering.

Once the introductions were complete, and the man left, Kala surveyed the surroundings. "Sure." She replied, as she knelt down at the toolbox. "Since I'll probably be flying this ship from time to time, I figured I'd start with the engines. How does she handle in the atmosphere, and space , and what's she rated for in hyperdrive?" She asked, as she looked down at the tools. "Also, since we might get shot at on occasion, how are we for weapons and shields?"

This message was last edited by the player at 21:47, Thu 14 May 2009.

Aadun Ogden
 player, 29 posts
Thu 14 May 2009
at 22:37
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
Aadun waited in a nearby corridor, leaning against a wall with his arms crossed and his head down.  He didn’t want to go to the ship and “check in” too close to time. This time, he was invited so there was no reason to rush over to the ship or to make up any elaborate schemes to get on board.  For a long time, he just stands here, watching the people as they mill about.

Eventually he sighs to himself and starts getting his stuff together.  He glances through, just making sure he wasn’t forgetting anything.  He couldn’t be sure that he could buy it once he was on planet since he’d never been there before.  This took only a few more minutes and then he was sauntering his way over to the ship, clearly not in any hurry at all.  He arrived at the boarding ramp and then waited there, admiring the ship.
Joron Sarrus
 player, 22 posts
Fri 15 May 2009
at 02:07
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
The night had past with a certain air of restlessness. Neither nerves nor regret, the pinnacle of twilight was brought upon him by an inability to quiet his brain. Thoughts, questions, schemes, there was so much to do during what could very well be a two-week stay on the arid rocky world. Deep in the recesses of his mind, he could only wonder if Varis would come to them with a plan or if he would get the chance or be expected to enact his own.

By the time the afternoon sun was upon the casino, the swarthy figure of Sarrus approached. Hearing that Kienaan possessed a Banshee was one thing, seeing it was entirely another. It was a ship of ships, a gorgeous work of engineering after his own spoiled heart. When he arrived at the ramp, he could not help but stop and stare. However, as much as he admired the Crime Lord's vessel, part of him felt the emptiness of losing his own and that made him frown deeply.
Kaiten
 player, 22 posts
Fri 15 May 2009
at 11:42
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
Kaiten arrived at the ramp and joined the others in admiring the ship and awaiting his escort inside. His lightsaber wasat his belt, concealed by his robes and his mind was busy with the details of their mission. He wondered what he would do should he be asked to actually assassinate their target...well that would be a bridge to burn once he got there.

Kaiten had considered inquiring Jaeden about Keynes, but then decided against it for now. Keynes might have compained about him, and asking further could raise suspicions. Better first to gain Jaeden's trust by accomplishing this task successfully, then start his own maneuvering on behalf of the queen of Naboo.
The Force
 GM, 65 posts
 The Adversary
 Herder of Cats
Fri 15 May 2009
at 15:03
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
Kala
Xel continues her work, asking for Kala to hand her tools occasionally as she answers the woman's questions. "This ship is one high-maintenance bitch, but she's worth every hour I have to put into her. If she had any cargo space to speak of, she'd be a first class blockade runner, because she's fast in atmosphere or in space, and she handles like a top-of-the-line fighter, too. In fact, between you and me, her sub-light engines are military grade, and so is her hyperdrive, which I've spent a lot of time tweaking to get to a Class 0.5.

I wouldn't worry too much about getting shot at, if I were you, either. Her shields are high-end, as strong as you can fit on a vessel this size, and she's got a second shield generator on top of that. If she takes a hit, she bounces back quick, which is good, since her hull is a little delicate, in spite of the reinforced bulkheads. She can fight back, too, but it would be better to run away. The quad laser cannons, ion cannons, and concussion missile launchers are all concealed and they're best kept as a secret against a serious need to use them someday."


She slides out from beneath the power core. "I think that about does it here. Now, I need to fine tune the hyperdrive again." She pats the power core fondly. "She's almost more effort than she's worth."

Narik
Narik looks over the bridge quickly, seeing the pilot's seat and co-pilot's seat are currently occupied by crewmen running pre-flight checks. The command chair is empty.

He finds the common room easily enough. It's currently empty, since most of the crew is busy right now, but there's enough seating for eight. He sees Aadun, Joron, and Kaiten all pass by over the next few minutes, being led by security personnel to their cabins.

Aadun, Joron, Kaiten
Security arrives back at the ramp a moment after Kaiten arrives to stand with the other two men. "Let's see. You would be Aadun, Joron, and Kaiten. If you'll follow me, I'll show you to your cabins. I'm afraid we're a bit tight on space this run. You'll have to share cabins. Two of you together, and then the third one will bunk with the Trandoshan, Bokha."

As the man leads you through the ship, he shows you where the refresher is, as well as the mess, and the common room, where you see Narik. Down a short corridor, he shows you to a pair of cabins, side by side against the outer hull. "Here we are. Bunk where you want. There's two beds in each cabin."

He excuses himself and heads back to the boarding ramp.
Varis Rei
 NPC, 6 posts
Fri 15 May 2009
at 15:08
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
Narik
After he sees the three men pass by with security, Narik is surprised to find Varis entering the common area. She is attended only by a black and red astromech droid. She presses a switch on the wall in the common room and a panel slides back to reveal a turbolift. The astromech droid trundles into the turbolift alongside Varis. She smiles at Narik as the panel closes again and Narik hears the quiet whir of a turbolift as it moves upwards.
Narik
 player, 31 posts
Fri 15 May 2009
at 15:26
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei

Narik gave a nod to the pilots but did not want to interrupt them so he went to the commons room and settled in there. As Aadun, Joron and Kaiten passed him he was more relaxed that they had previously seen him. He sat on a seat in the corner leaning against one of the walls. He waved a greeting but didn’t stand up.

Even as Varis Rei passed through he didn’t move but raised an eyebrow at the sudden appearance of a turbolift behind the wall. Despite his new assumed title of Captain it was evident who would be control of the operation.
Krysten Tyner
 player, 16 posts
Fri 15 May 2009
at 16:50
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
Krysten was one of the last to show up, carrying her luggage in one hand and leaving the other free to grasp her carbine if needed.  She waited at the bottom of the ramp for one of the security personnel.
Joron Sarrus
 player, 23 posts
Fri 15 May 2009
at 17:02
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
"Indeed," Joron replied when security returns to the ramp.

Despite any feelings to the contrary, the young gentleman maintained an air of serenity and aloof dignity when herded throughout the Lorelei. At times on their merry tour, he perked his brow but generally walked without asking questions. If anything, the Banshee-class had lived up to its expectations, leaving little, if anything, to fuss about. When the tour found its way to the common room, he offered Narik a courteous nod in greeting before they were shown to their cabins.

"Thank you," he said to the security officer before turning to look at the gentlemen with him. "When everyone is aboard and settled in, perhaps we may reconvene in the common room to discuss the mission? I would love to hear more on everyone's skills and your opinions." Then, with a smile, Joron walked into the first cabin to store his utterly modest amount of possessions.
Kaiten
 player, 23 posts
Fri 15 May 2009
at 17:34
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
"I will be there shortly." Kaiten replied to Joron, then went and stored his personal belongings in his cabin. Thereafter he took a brief walk of the ship, inspecting the bridge and the engines, before finally going to the commons where Narik was seated. Kaiten recalled seeing him in the arena and win a wager there. "Well, that was quite a fight wasn't it Narik? Unpredictable to those who only judge by appearances."
The Force
 GM, 68 posts
 The Adversary
 Herder of Cats
Fri 15 May 2009
at 18:18
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
"You would be Krysten," says the security guard as he walks back down the ramp. "Please follow me. We've got a full ship this run, so you'll be bunking in with Kala Jorn. There's plenty of space in the common rooms, though, so you shouldn't feel too much pressure. Just hope she doesn't snore, I guess."

He leads Krysten through the ship, pointing out the refresher, the mess, the common room, which is empty, and shows her to the cabin. "I'm not sure whether Kala really cares if she has the top bunk or not, but good luck. Hopefully, Bokha will get here soon. Excuse me."

With that, he heads back the way they just came.
Aadun Ogden
 player, 30 posts
Fri 15 May 2009
at 21:10
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
Aadun followed along interested in just checking out the ship and listening to the others for now.  Once he is shown the barracks, he goes ahead and places his things in the room with Bakha since it seems as good of a place as any to sleep.  It doesn't take very long, since he didn't bring that many things to begin with.  Afterwards he heads for the common room, figuring the sooner he meets up with his new comrades, the sooner he could figure out exactly what he's gotten himself into.

"Hello everybody," he says when he enters the room and gives a nod of his head to the people who were already gathered.  "I'm Aadun Ogden, it's a pleasure, I'm sure."
Kala Jorn
 player, 38 posts
 Crack pilot
Sun 17 May 2009
at 04:16
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
"Ahh. Well, it's a very custom ship. Usually that means they spend as much time down in the shop, then they do in the air." Kala replied, as she absorbed all the information about the ships as she could. "I'm used to flying some YT series transports, and the occasional fighter from time to time. So, any sort of ship is fine by me. This one just seems... different and unique, which is good, and bad at the same time. No one knows it's specs, but if someone wanted to find us, there's not that many of this class out there..."

She followed Xel to the main core, to see what was there, and if the woman wanted to continued talking.
Krysten Tyner
 player, 20 posts
Sun 17 May 2009
at 17:11
Re: Mission to Ryloth Part I - The Lorelei
Krysten dropped her luggage on the other bunk from Kala, as she didn't care whom had which bunk and also ensured the integrity of the seals before stepping out of the room and heading towards the common area, just in time to hear Ogden introduce himself.

"Hello again, Aadun."

She gave him a non-committal nod as he replied and continued on towards the bridge.  She was currently mainly interested in learning the layout of the ship as completely as possible.