SEC #3.   Posted by Admiral Hack.Group: 0
Roy Spencer
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Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 05:33
SEC #3
Roy paused at the call, turning to face the young Marine.  "I'm on my way to a meeting with the Admiral.  If what you have to say won't take too long, we can walk and talk, otherwise I'll have to connect with you once the Admiral is done with me."  He gestured in the direction he was heading, waiting to see what the choice was.
Roy
Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 05:50
SEC #3
 The Young MArine  smiled,I'll go with yuou..Got   to learn my away  around the Ship. Was  sent here Via transport bases , from Fuji Bootcamp?....

 they enter   the  elevator.

  A friend of ours... gresh?.. He pulled a  few strings  for me to get me on the Hermes...Said  you  might  remeber me  from Olympus..been a few years though...

 he  patted the  rifle case  , slung on his shoulder,got a better  rifle now...... don't have to  shot  ffolks   off of roofs  anymore... Now I shoot  from the roofs...  he grins.
Roy Spencer
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Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 06:00
SEC #3
Roy paused, turning to look at the young man more closely.  "Well, now, that's a helluva thing," he commented, with a grin.  "Gresh pull you off Olympus with the rest of his people?  Or did you find your own way out of there?"  He gave a quiet laugh.

"Remind me of your name again...it feels like another lifetime ago, and like I've flown all the way across the galaxy since then..."
Roy
Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 06:08
SEC #3
 He  Patted his name patch and offered his had to Roy,..Nifty.... The  Med Techs  said  they  found my real NAme  when they scanned by chip?... But.. I told them to wipe it and Use  Nifty. I have always been , Nifty... and Us Stemmers are a bit mroe pround, then we  should be, by our ganger name.

  Gresh  tried to pull  all 'his kids" out, he managed to get about  12 of us out.. the other 10 or so  were scattered in the Stem, That's when that FAt assed Frans  started  sending Kill  teams into the stem.. i'll tell you know? He lost more  people then we did.

 ..anyway... a couple of us  went to boot camp.. a few  went to scholl to do tech stuff.. a couple work in the Toy store..the rest aree still 'Gresh's Kids"..just a bit older, but  roaming around the uppers  and the lowers  lookign  from EDT and such... My eye  with the rifle   helped get me here.
Roy Spencer
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 Marine SgtMaj
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Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 06:58
SEC #3
Roy grinned.  "We've picked up a few stemmers from other stations along the way...nobody with your eye for a rifle, but one of them saved the day with a handful of poppers.  You'll be in good company.  And your timing is good...sounds like we're going into action sometime within the next couple of days...that's why I'm going to meet the Admiral."

He chuckled and shook his head.  "Who knew all this would get started because I wanted a non-standard assault rifle and was willing to go to the black market on Olympus to get it?"  He patted his stomach, and added, "Still have the scars from the popper that almost got me going in there."
Roy
Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 11:23
SEC #3
 Nifty smiled  and   gave a shake of his head, You guys picked up more Stemmers ?  That's good  and  bad, You know? I mean..anyone who had to live in the Stem can handle themselves, but if they were good enough  for the Hermes to take in, Then..those are the kinda  folks the Stem  needed to  clean the  badfolks out

 ..That CAptain Morris  Fellow is  Nice... Got to eat a donut and  have some  tea? Never had Tea  before... Have to stick with  coffee...So?.. when this  moving box  steps.. I just take it  down to the enlisted  section?...

 he thought  for a bit  and  Added,..there was  this other  kid? He had a bad leg from that mix up  down there... That pilot   guy sent him on his way, with some Creds...he made it all the  way to the Lowers.. Some    guys  found him wandering around. Took him to this  fancy place?... then shipped him off to his new home... which ended up being a Larder ship.. I spent the  next  6 weeks hunting   those  guys, or guys like  them.....made alot of creds that way..don't know if  i ever  got the right ones? But i figure, any one of those  Black suited bastards i killed couldn't hurt another kid...
Roy Spencer
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Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 18:19
SEC #3
Roy nodded.  "Can't always get the guy you really wanted...but every one of them that we put down makes it harder for that guy to keep running."  He grinned and gave a significant look at the rifle case over Nifty's shoulder.

"I hope you're proficient with more than just a sniper rifle.  Sniper operations are few and far between, out here, and if you want to stay in the thick of the action, I'd suggest getting a solid assault rifle...a lot of guys carry SMGs of some sort, but the Kalashnikov I carry gives me a good compromise between the firepower of an SMG and the marksmanship of a rifle.  I'd also recommend sticking with hard ammo, if you're on the fence at all...pulse rifles work in most situations, but we've got a SEC trooper recovering from a pulse round that would have killed him if it had been a solid round...and hydroshock from solid rounds can do nasty things to Creshians, with their exoskeletons containing the kinetic energy so it can just keep stirring up their insides."  He gave a mildly unpleasant smile and added, "And Demons aren't allergic to pulse rounds."

By that point, they'd stepped up to the door outside the War Room.  "This is where I have to leave you behind.  Find ane SEC trooper and tell them you're looking for your quarters...if they aren't on duty, they'll likely walk you there, but even if they are on duty, they'll point you in the right direction."  He grinned and swatted the side of Nifty's shoulder with one hand.  "Welcome to the tip of the spear, kid.  Glad to have you."

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roy
Wed 8 Jan 2020
at 18:28
SEC #3
   Nifty Listened,Yeah?  they wouldn't let me bring  all my stuff.. they  said the QM  would out fit me.. I have a Pulse Sidearm ...  he patted his hip

 ..I'll go with a Carbine  in the field, I can carry more mags  for that then  most weapons... if  we go  on a ship, I'll take  an SMG, for close   quarters 'spray and pray ' thing... good   of   cleaning out a  room too, if you kick the door in.... Some one of gresh's people do that  at Goodwill Harvey's place  on the Olympus.. he kicked the door   in  and  sprayed until the mag  ran out... coolest thing i ever  saw, back then.

 ..Ok  , SM.. thanks for taking the time to talk... he ehaded back  down to the elevator  and the  guards there  explained how far down he needed to go for the enlisted  quarters.
SEC
Fri 10 Jan 2020
at 06:16
SEC #3
  The Door Opened  and a brand new  recruit  entered he  Saluted  Beth who returned i , holding her hand out  for his disc.

  then she began to check his files..

 ..Your Patch says you're in the right place... what's your name? Lyri asked.

  Nifty, Master  Chief. I'm from Fuji  Bootcamp..sniper..

 Jax looked  at him...you'er a Stemmer...

 Nifty looked at Jax,..that's  right?  how did you know?

 The Name. Gangers   don;t give us real Names, we got some of us  from Etna here.. My Girl Sneak..some younger ones, Roll, Lifter,Canny,Score,Dice..we're are Hermes now...

 so? is it  as hairy here  as they say?

 we get some bad guys on the ship sometimes.. if you get on the assault teams you get to go kill poeple  somewhere else..but?  we are always  looking...Empire...EDT? whatever..always sending some one.

 Ok Kid Here's your  Disc... if yhou want to make an Off Ship call, you have to do in in the next 5 hours...after that..COMs  are shut down except for  Fleet use... I'm LT   Beth Morrow... This is   MAster Chief  , Lyri Mullens. SM  should be back soon..he's incharge of  troops..I have the COMs and such... find an empty desk, and start sorting through papers, cross  referance them with  files on the computer..if  you see  'EDT..EVOL  or  Empire you let me know..

 Already Done, Ma'am... but?  this here  ain't my strong point..

 Lyri  nods with a smile,..good, gives you something to work on..
SEC
Sun 12 Jan 2020
at 20:10
SEC #3
  Lyri  was frowning as she   got  her  '2nd best' sniper  rifle out  and  checked the Optics.  I get to stay here......aren't i  the lucky dog...

  Beth Giggled,yeah?  well.. you're  stuck watching over me and the  Admiral..

 Lyri nodded,..great....  but if we're  meeting the Verian fleet?... you know they are going to try and board us..right?

 Beth Shrugged,we've been boarded   before ... just gotta  hope  more of them die  right away, this time.

 Will came   in and checked the  'shuttle sheet'.....what the  9 hells?..Stefi said I was cleared!!

Ellen  and  Cora  where shuffling papers  in an angry way.....we don't get to go either..

 Nifty and Jax  looked at the sheet.  they   slapped hands   spun in a circle  and lapped hands again..

 Will Looked at  them  and  then at Beth.. Beth  smiled and shrugged,..who the 9 hells  are you....

 ...My NAme's Nifty?... Just trasnsferred in..Sniper...

 ..just like that?.. 'hey New Guy? go out and shoit stuff..Will hyou sit here  and made sure the doughnuts  are lined up by size and color!

 Nifty  looked at Jax when Will said this... Jax   just  closed his eyes and shook his eha d 'no'.. Nifty looked relieved  sinc ehe just grabbed any doughnut
Jug (Pronounced 'Joog')
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Sun 12 Jan 2020
at 21:14
SEC #3
Jug led the Gava in.  Seeing she walked up and asked.  They "Gava need rifle and pistol practice, and place to practice.  You help?" she asked.
Jug
Sun 12 Jan 2020
at 21:23
SEC #3
 Lyri  nods, Jug?  You go  down to the Football field? there is a Gunner  range under the  stands .. Tell Chief Post  SDEC sent you and your team down.
Roy Spencer
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Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 07:24
SEC #3
Roy walked in, spotting Lyri and Will and instantly reading their expressions.  "I see the mission list is making the rounds," he grunted.

"If you've got gripes about it, get them out now.  I don't want anyone pissing and moaning about being left behind when the shuttles are loading..."
sec
Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 07:53
SEC #3
  Will waves  at Nifty  who was   sitting By Jax  and they were trading   'Stem' stories.

 Look?  SM?  I know  i got shot and stuff?..But Stefi says  i can go if you want me to go... this    Kid... 'spiffy'..

 /Nifty!..Its  Nifty!

 There is  an odd look from Will and the  Kids , then Back to Roy,..why can He Go?

 Lyri    didn't  say a word, but the parts  were  getting  slammed into he r rifle  a bit harder then they should.

 Shoey    came out  from the abck with  some papers that he handed to  Beth...Comon  , Will..every one gets to go sometimes..everyone has to stay sometimes... this is one of those Sometimes...

 The  two  younger SEC  people looked  at each other   and then to Shoey..Will titled  his  head.

 which ..'sometime'...

 Beth  frowns....boo hoo..i don;'t get to go get killed by organic tin cans... Boo Hoo..i have to stay on the aHanger  Dec  with Beth and  The Admiral... she waved her  hand  at the corner of her Desk,..there's  Tissues..use  them if you need to!

 Jax  looked up at Roy,..Hey SM.. how much trouble  would i get into, if  i gave  Sneak one of  my sidearms?....   She had a rough timelast time she went in the bunker.. some older lady wouldn't give her  a weapon, so she took it..all kinds of 9 hells were raised?.... and? If she volunteers  for the  Hanger  Dec..., be knice if she ha done?
Roy Spencer
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Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 09:49
SEC #3
"Thank you, Beth," Roy commented with a grin.  He turned to Will.

"Nifty's not going on a whim, Will.  Yeah, Stefi cleared you for duty...that doesn't mean you're at one hundred percent.  Or are you going to tell me if I walk up and poke you in the chest, it's not going to be tender?" he asked.  "He's also not just another FNG out of boot camp, he was doing his part to protect ESN assets when the ink was still drying on your enlistment papers.  I know, because he saved my ass.  On top of that, I need to see what he can do...I know he's trained as a sniper, I need to find out if I can use him for more than that, and I'm not going to see that if he's on the Hermes and I'm boarding a Verian ship."

He held up his hand, forestalling a response, and continued, "Shoemaker's way past due for a boarding op...he's gotten the short straw and stayed on the Hermes to head up counter-boarding since...probably since Hyria, except in those operations where Hack wasn't worried that we might get boarded and sent everybody.  And I haven't heard a word from him grousing about it.  You think you're better than he is?  That you deserve to go in his place?  Or maybe you think the reason he's been stuck on the ship is because I lack faith in him, so now when you're left on the ship, it's because I lack faith in you?"  He expanded his focus, making it apparent that he was including Lyri in this one.

"If you do, then you're wrong.  There's not a soul in a Security uniform that I lack faith in.  For this operation, I don't need another sniper, and I'd rather give my barely-recovered trooper more time to keep recovering so he's back to full strength that much earlier.  I've got a scrappy newcomer that needs to get his feet wet so I've got a clearer idea of where I can use him in the future.  You're all where you're assigned for damn good reasons...and I get that you want to be guaranteed a spot in the fight.  But I've gotta focus on the long-term, win-the-war picture, and I don't have time to fart around with fragile egos right now.  So suck it up."  His expression was good-natured...but there was an inflexible edge to his voice.

He looked between the two.  "Any further questions on the matter?"

He wasn't expecting any, so he turned to Jax.  "I've got a couple of extra sidearms...she should have one.  She's got more combat experience than most of the people in the bunkers, combined, and it's a damnfool notion to tell her she can't have a weapon because she's too young and inexperienced.  She should have a good combat knife, too.  I'll dig something up for her, you make sure she gets it before we go into action.  If anyone wants to complain about it, we'll give her a job helping Beth sift through intel, then regulations REQUIRE her to have them."  He shot a look at Beth to see her reaction to the idea of working with Sneak.
SEC
Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 11:42
SEC #3
   Flopping in  the chair behind his Desk, Will nodded in defeat. Alright.... .SM.... man....

shoey grinned,as he chewed his gum,don't worry, i'll bring you a hex  nut or something...

  when Roy asked , if Beth could work with Roy's idea,..don't see why not... we have Orria  out there learning the ropes  its she's a bit younger the Sneak?... If  Sneak volunteers  for the Hanger Dec, she'll be there any way?... we can schedule her in here  once a week on a day off from her  job to help out and learn some stuff.. that wioll put her on the SEC  rolls?
Roy Spencer
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Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 18:15
SEC #3
Roy nodded.  "Run the idea past her, Jax.  If she likes it, we'll make it happen.  While I'm pretty sure nobody's going to try and take away her weapons if she says I gave them to her, they definitely will NOT try and take them if she's in Security.  And it might give her a way to develop some skills outside the Rec Deck, unless she wants a career serving food and drinks."  He shrugged.

"That works for some people...but it seems a little sedate for a kid who kept her gang of stemmers together in the face of active hostility from multiple directions.  Still...some people want a quieter life."  Again, he shrugged.  "Her call to make."
Jug (Pronounced 'Joog')
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Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 18:27
SEC #3
Jug and the Gava walked past Roy "Gava go where you want.  now...Gava go practice" they headed back to the field.


====> field and gun range
sec
Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 21:49
SEC #3
  Ja x  gave  Nifty a  whacl on the  chest,..Lets  go..you can meet my Girl freind....We'll be on the Rec Dec for a bit, I have  my stuff  ready in the Locker... I'm taking ahrd  Ammon, buy a Pulse sidearm for back up.

 Nifty  smiled,..SM, as soon as we  cmoe abck I'll Draw an SMG or Carbine from the QM... will i be taking my sniper  rifle?

Kax  and Nifty to Rec Dec...>>>>>>>>>>>
Roy Spencer
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Tue 14 Jan 2020
at 07:25
SEC #3
Roy shook his head.  "Maybe five percent of what we do in boarding actions happens at a range where a sniper rifle is any real advantage.  That's why I suggested an assault rifle...you get the rate of fire of the SMG, with the accuracy of a rifle up to a reasonable range...a good compromise of the two.  But I don't anticipate being in a long-range engagement with the Verians on their ships...maybe, once we're done, if we end up going down to root out any troops left on Calimite or Uden, but there's too much CQB in a boarding action for me to recommend a sniper rifle.  And I say that as a sniper."

He turned to Lyri as the pair of young Marines left.  "You DO realize that you're just about guaranteed to have to repel boarders at some point, right?" he asked.  "Just so you don't get too down in the dumps about missing out on all the action..."  His voice was filled with gentle teasing.
SEC
Tue 14 Jan 2020
at 14:55
SEC #3
  Lyri nods, Yeah, yeah.. I get it.....I'll tell you right now?.. if  any   Verians step on the   Dec.. they're getting getting dropped, if they want to  have a truce , they'll have to do it off ship...you guys  wonm the Battel in the Passage way, ebcause  we  suprirsed them..but? if  they would have surprised us..what would have happened..Nope... they step on the  Dec, they be come  Recyclable .

 Beth Grinned.....doe that make them..BIO...degradable!

 Groans  followed as a wad of paper  bounced off he read  from MAria…

 .. Comon!..that was  funny!
SEC
Wed 15 Jan 2020
at 02:58
SEC #3
  Beth    Got up,..I'm out.. I'm hitting the hanger   Dec  3  hour s before  Jump off,   , me and the crew  get the screens up... sometimes? I wish  The Admiral did  it like the old days , where the   war room was  buried in the middle of the ship....

 Lyri laughed,,that will be the  day. If  The Admiral had his  way he'd be leading the fighters out  and   call the shots  while he torched bad  guys....the  day you see him hiding, is the day   the  war  is Lost..

 Shoey Grinned,..not even then... He'll stand on the Bow of the Hermes  with one of those Poppers and  fire it  at the enemy...

 see you guys tomorrow....

 Will  got up and    walked to the Door,yeah? I better  get some sleep so  I can help  had out  coffee and sandwiches  with  Sneak and the waitresses.

 Larry looked at the    Bulletin Board, then  turned to Roy, thumping his tail.

 beth>> Rec dec>>>

 Will  Officer  Quarters>>>>
Roy Spencer
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Wed 15 Jan 2020
at 06:39
SEC #3
Roy looked down at Larry.  "Well, of COURSE you're going.  You didn't get shot in the chest yesterday, that knife wound from Bura should be completely healed by now and you sure as hell didn't have any trouble making laps in the tunnels..."

He chuckled softly, imagining the reaction if the Verians got boarded by a swarm of angry largs.  Even if the Verians had the physical strength to take on a larg, they couldn't match speed with them.  Or, at least, not with Larry...Roy had to keep reminding himself that Larry was a very atypical larg, according to all the Nivarian handlers.

He shook his head, looking up after where Will departed.  "He keeps bitching about handing out sandwiches...I'm trying to decide whether I want to MAKE him do that, just so he appreciates the difference between being a sentry and being a server, or if I want to stuff him in boarding armor and make him stand guard duty on the hull outside the hangar, just so there's absolutely no mistaking that he will NOT be handing out sandwiches to anyone..."

He glanced over to Lyri.  "Lucky for me, tomorrow he's your problem..."
SEC
Wed 15 Jan 2020
at 07:15
SEC #3
  Larry  thumped  faster... and  looked up at roy.

  great...thanks... maybe  i'll pour the coffee  for him!

 then she  shakes her head with a bit of a smile,So? Shadow  goes  down..Larry tried to eat him..misses, gets  smashed off  a wall or some damn thing... then.. the guards  are going to kill him..and  the nut ball kills the guards.. shoots Larry up with   Blue stuff... then lets him go?... then?  LArry saves him from getting shot... then eats the guy who  was going to take  us to get a bounty..and Now? He's  a Crewman?.... Lets hope Shadow doesn't end  up finding  some  Lizardchicken farm, and we  end up with Attack Capons!

  Larry looked  and   Lyri  and Blurbled.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:38, Wed 15 Jan.

Roy Spencer
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Wed 15 Jan 2020
at 07:37
SEC #3
Roy chuckled.  "Well, I'm sure there was a little more to it than that...Shadow didn't exactly give a coherent description of his thought process.  But, being Shadow, it's an assumption that he HAS a coherent thought process..."

He shrugged, and added, "Y'know...if they're as effective, dedicated, and smart as Larry?  I don't give half a shit what else Shadow has 'follow him home'.  There's people on this crew who've got years of combat service under their belts who can't follow orders as well as he can, and I don't have to ride herd on him to make it happen."  He laughed, and added, "Besides, can you imagine the EDT absolutely shitting themselves getting attacked by some Largran/Avian hybrid?  Because that's what they'd most likely assume happened if they ran into any sort of lizard-chicken..."