Chapter 4: I Fear, Millions of Mischiefs.   Posted by The GM.Group: 0
Major Yalor
Sun 15 Jan 2017
at 15:47
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A voice echoed over the intercom. "MAJOR YALOR TO THE IRON DAWN, MAJOR YALOR TO THE IRON DAWN, PLEASE REPORT TO THE COMMAND ROOM."
Irulan Vendalion
 NPC, 37 posts
Sun 15 Jan 2017
at 18:27
Chapter 4: Panic
"Could be a trap..." said Irulan. She glanced at the Dawn. "But we can't leave anyway. Not yet at least."
Lt. Alan Page
 player, 23 posts
Sun 15 Jan 2017
at 20:34
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"Three of us could snag a transport and start to search for the kids."
Immediately after saying this Alan recalled how often splitting up never worked out very well.

"Kibur it's not a popular plan but it might get us a head start. We have to find our kids, regardless of if it being a likely trap."
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 47 posts
Sun 15 Jan 2017
at 21:36
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Kibur looked around, eyeing a HT-2200 medium freighter across the hangar bay. He looked back. "We could..."
Irulan Vendalion
 NPC, 38 posts
Sun 15 Jan 2017
at 22:39
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Irulan looked at Kibur. "You should go with Alan. I'll find out what the Major wants. Maybe she knows something we don't."

At his look, she added, "I'll be fine. I'll take  the Dawn when she's ready and catch up with you in no time."
Kami'atra
 player, 28 posts
 Miraluka
 Force Mystic
Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 20:22
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"Although I believe it would be wrong of us to split up at this moment, as we have next to nothing to go on. . . If we are to separate, I'll meet with the Major as well. I believe that the clues we are searching for are yet on this base for us to discover."

Kami'atra exhaled heavily at the thoughts racing through his mind. "You all have trained your children well. . . I know that we will see them again very soon. I have confidence that wherever they are, they are together, and so much stronger for it. . ."
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 48 posts
Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 20:31
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"We go together," Kibur said. "I'm not splitting my family up any further."
The GM
 GM, 35 posts
Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 20:35
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The group made their way to the command room. Within, the major stood, looking at holographic projections of the base. Red areas highlighted heavily damaged areas.
"Inform the fleet to expect resistance from Imperial forces," she told a nearby Shistavanen. The rebel loped off. Yalor turned to the group.
"I've heard of your loss. I'm very sorry."
Irulan Vendalion
 NPC, 39 posts
Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 21:03
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Irulan visibly tensed.  "We haven't lost them. Not yet."

She strode forward. "Major... I understand that you need our help. But we have to find our children."
The GM
 GM, 36 posts
Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 22:27
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That's why I called you here," said Yalor. She clicked a few buttons, and the holographic display burst into life showing a Arquitens-class light cruiser dropping in from hyperspace just as the battle began. It deployed a shuttle, which arrived here and left only a few minutes later, while the battle commenced. Once the shuttle was safely aboard the cruiser, the Imperial forces withdrew immediately."

She brought up a star map. "They seem to be headed toward the Unknown Regions based on their hyperspace trajectory, but we have no way of knowing where exactly."
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 49 posts
Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 22:27
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"How soon can you have our ship up and running?" Kibur asked.
The GM
 GM, 37 posts
Sun 22 Jan 2017
at 22:28
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"Within a week," she replied. "A few days if we rush it."
Lt. Alan Page
 player, 24 posts
Tue 24 Jan 2017
at 02:13
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"Rush it..." Alan said firmly but respectfully to the rebel commander.
Irulan Vendalion
 NPC, 40 posts
Tue 24 Jan 2017
at 02:21
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Irulan's eyes darted to meet Kibur's. "It's not soon enough..."
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 50 posts
Wed 25 Jan 2017
at 14:04
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"If we retrofit the Dawn's RAI, patch up the hull and jury rig the backup hyperdrive into the primary, we can leave by tomorrow morning," Kibur said. "It won't be pretty, but it'll get the job done."
Kami'atra
 player, 29 posts
 Miraluka
 Force Mystic
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 17:12
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"Is there not a suitable vessel that could be ready much sooner?"

Certainly, Kami'atra didn't have any children of his own in danger here, but felt an overwhelming sense of haste and need for desperate action. . . If it had been his child(ren) who had been abducted, he would have already been in flight. . .

"The Dawn has been our home more often than not in the past, but I for one would more than gladly give it up if it meant returning our family to safety. . ."

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 17:12, Sun 29 Jan 2017.

Major Yalor
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 21:26
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"We have a couple of vessels that may work," said Major Yalor. "We have a Gozanti-class cruiser we acquired from the Empire. It wandered into the system a week ago and we managed to disable it before the ship could jump to hyperspace."
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 51 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 21:27
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"That'll have to do," Kibur said firmly.
The GM
 GM, 38 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 23:24
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Within the hour, the crew had gathered their things off the Iron Dawn and prepared to take off from the hangar bay inside the small cruiser.
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 52 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 23:25
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Kibur looked out the window of the cockpit to the Iron Dawn, even now being repaired by maintenance droids. A sinking feeling overwhelmed him.
Irulan Vendalion
 NPC, 41 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 23:30
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Kibur felt a hand on his arm. "What is it?" Irulan asked quietly. "What's wrong?"
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 53 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 23:32
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"I don't know," Kibur muttered. "I just have a feeling..." He looked away from the Iron Dawn and began flipping switches to power up the ship. "Like I'm never gonna see her again."
Irulan Vendalion
 NPC, 42 posts
Sun 29 Jan 2017
at 23:52
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Irulan caught his hand. "Don't say that. We've lost her before, but that never stopped you from finding her again."

She turned to look out the cockpit window. "Let's go save our children."
The GM
 GM, 39 posts
Mon 30 Jan 2017
at 05:04
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The ship slowly backed out of the hangar bay and escaped into the clouds, leaving the damned desert of Arda I behind.
Chapter End
Mon 30 Jan 2017
at 05:05
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End of Chapter 4.