Mechis III.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Millennium Falcon
 ship, 1 post
 Light Freighter
Wed 29 Nov 2017
at 22:57
Mechis III - Surface
Django's voice buzzes in over the com systems. "Zzzz... Aight, I know a few rapid response drills we used to run when I was a beat cop, so I'll try to modify em' best I can to suit a three dimensional environment zzzzZzzZz just remember port is your left and starboard is your right, and I think we can get through thizzZZzzZ".

Django arranges the team in a diamond formation, with Tump's X-Wing taking point, the Falcon on the right (starboard) to maximize his visibility given the cockpit location, Vyctor's B-Wing taking the port side, and Inarra in her A-Wing covering the rear flank - flying at a lower elevation as both a concealment tactic and to give her the ability to break away while maintain visual lock of targets.

Over the next hour, the group practices forming up and splitting off, with Tump leading out ahead and breaking to the direction of his choosing (presumably towards the nearest threat), Django aligning himself into Tumps previous flight path (to provide overwatch fire support), Vyctor swinging wide to the left for a potential flank or diversion, and Innara dipping low to flank from "under" a target. He has Irin sit in the co-pilot seat as a navigator and additional weapons operator, while RX-79 mans a turret.

"zzZzZz'everyone gettin' nice an' comfy with their roleszZzz?"
X-Wing
 ship, 2 posts
 Starfighter
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 00:21
Mechis III - Surface
"Yep. Uhh, roger that Captain. Might I suggest some target practice? Any of these ships have any targeting drones or something like that?"

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 00:21, Thu 30 Nov 2017.

B-Wing
 NPC, 1 post
 Starfighter
Wed 29 Nov 2017
at 23:42
Mechis III - Surface
"Vyctor here.  I found mine.  Deploying.  I can select about twenty different routines to run through it seems.  Sending them over, Django."  The combat simulations upload on the Falcon's computer and Irin acknowledges receipt.  "Also, we should probably choose a squadron name.  Eventually."

{Vyctor dials his energy weapons down to practice mode and waits for instructions.}
X-Wing
 ship, 2 posts
 Starfighter
Thu 30 Nov 2017
at 00:21
Mechis III - Surface
"Setting blasters to minimal power. Ready when you are Cap'n. Tump out."

This message was last updated by the player at 00:21, Thu 30 Nov 2017.

Millennium Falcon
 ship, 2 posts
 Light Freighter
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 00:16
Mechis III - Surface
"Irin, Ar-ex, lower the power of all weapons systems. It's target practice time". Django pauses to allow time. "Vyc, on your call, we'll start".
Vyctor Kerr
 NPC, 45 posts
 Human
 Relic Hunter
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 03:10
Mechis III - Surface
"Initiating training sequence A1."  A soft tone indicates the beginning of the training and the four probes streak away.  They are still lit up on the tactical grid aboard each ship.

"I'll focus on T3 which took off to the right...to starboard.  That's an idiotic unmeaningful name, by the way."  Vyctor engages his thrusters and peels off slowly after the probe.
Inarra
 NPC, 120 posts
 Human
 Relic Hunter
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 03:12
Mechis III - Surface
Inarra, better than the other two starfighter pilots, darts off after the probe designated T1 which went straight ahead at a dead run.  She does not comm, but her weapons register as low power.

T2 has swung out to port and T4 went straight down.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:12, Sat 02 Dec 2017.

X-Wing
 ship, 3 posts
 Starfighter
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 03:14
Mechis III - Surface
"I guess that leaves T2 for me?" Tump breaks out of formation and heads toward the targeting probe.

07:48, Today: X-Wing rolled 15 using 1d20+3.  Initiative .

This message was last edited by the player at 13:49, Sat 02 Dec 2017.

Django Blint
 player, 415 posts
 Human
 Gunslinger
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 12:36
Mechis III - Surface
"That leaves T4 for us. Take your time you two, let me know when you're ready to engage".

This message was last edited by the player at 12:36, Sat 02 Dec 2017.

RX-79
 Droid, 1 post
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 12:41
Mechis III - Surface
"Target acquired Captain Blint. Estimated probability of a successful hit upon first shot, 62.6 percent. Awaiting your command".
Training Combat R1-P1
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 15:13
Mechis III - Local Space
COMBAT TRAINING - SEQUENCE A1
-----------------------------
Initiative Order

Vyctor - 1 -- 5 -- 9
Inarra - 1 -- 5 -- 9
Tump   - 1 -- 5 -- 9
Django - 1 -- 5 -- 9
T1     - 6 -- 12
T2     - 6 -- 12
T3     - 6 -- 12
T4     - 6 -- 12

Beginning Phase = 1

All combat begins in CASE 1 for pilots/CASE 3 for training probes.
B-Wing
 NPC, 2 posts
 Starfighter
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 15:21
Mechis III - Local Space
Vyctor closes with the training probe as best he can.  "This thing is fast.  Beginning my attack run now."  He fires too soon and the shot goes way wide.  Suddenly the probe jukes and evades and Vyctor's larger ship cannot keep up.  "I lost him.  Watch out."
A-Wing
 NPC, 1 post
 Ship
 Starfighter
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 15:32
Mechis III - Local Space
Inarra's A-wing fires, but the probe rolls and the depowered bolts miss.  Inarra attempts to keep up with the probe, but it outmaneuvers her.  The only thing to come over the comm at that point is some choice words.
X-Wing
 ship, 4 posts
 Starfighter
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 16:07
Mechis III - Local Space
"Closing in on mine. Let's see what these canons can do." The lasers fire wildly at nothing in particular. "Woah, these controls are sensitive. Looks to have really spooked the probe too, it's gone. Aice, can you get a lock on it?"

10:04, Today: Tump rolled 12 using 1d20+5.  Piloting Roll  vs. T2.
10:03, Today: Tump rolled 12 using 1d20+7.  Attack vs. T2.

R10-AC
 NPC, 54 posts
 Astromech
Sat 2 Dec 2017
at 16:50
Mechis III - Local Space
Aice's words scroll up on the screen.  It's heading down and back around to our original position.
Django Blint
 player, 416 posts
 Human
 Gunslinger
Sun 3 Dec 2017
at 13:28
Mechis III - Local Space
Django takes aim and orders his crew to fire when ready.

08:27, Today: Django Blint rolled 18 using 1d20+10.  Attack roll. 1d20+bab+wpn
Training Combat R1-P5
Mon 4 Dec 2017
at 03:49
Mechis III - Local Space
Given the slow speed of the Training Probes and the current setting, the pilots are able to not completely lose their prey.   However, there is less certainty as to who has the upper hand.

{All combatants are in CASE 2.
Please roll piloting rolls.

22:46, Today: Narrator, for the NPC Training Probe T1, rolled 13 using 1d20+5.  Piloting Roll.
22:47, Today: Narrator, for the NPC Training Probe T2, rolled 19 using 1d20+5.  Piloting Roll.
22:47, Today: Narrator, for the NPC Training Probe T3, rolled 8 using 1d20+5.  Piloting Roll.
22:47, Today: Narrator, for the NPC Training Probe T4, rolled 18 using 1d20+5.  Piloting Roll.
}

X-Wing
 ship, 5 posts
 Starfighter
Fri 8 Dec 2017
at 17:09
Mechis III - Local Space
After the targeting probe (T2) banks a hard left, Tump executes a near flawless wingover to avoid losing position on the probe.

11:04, Today: Tump rolled 22 using 1d20+5.  Piloting roll vs. T2.

B-Wing
 NPC, 3 posts
 Starfighter
Fri 8 Dec 2017
at 19:34
Mechis III - Local Space
Vyctor is unable to maneuver the larger starfighter as well as Tump does the X-wing.  He swings out wide and brings it about.  The probe has moved beyond his combat range.
A-Wing
 NPC, 2 posts
 Ship
 Starfighter
Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 04:28
Mechis III - Local Space
Inarra fares significantly better with her more agile ship.  She stays behind and is even able to line up a shot. [3 DMG - T1]

This message was last updated by the player at 04:28, Sat 09 Dec 2017.

Django Blint
 player, 417 posts
 Human
 Gunslinger
Fri 8 Dec 2017
at 22:20
Mechis III - Local Space
Django grunts as he pulls heavy on the cyclic controls, and the Falcon responds beautifully for an ancient ship.

17:19, Today: Django Blint rolled 18 using 1d20+5.  Piloting Roll vs. T4
Training Combat R1-P9
Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 04:17
Mechis III - Local Space
T1 attempts to roll and juke, but continues in a general pattern back toward the original beginning of the battle.  {CASE 3 with Inarra in position}

T2 does much the same with Tump.  {Case 3 with Tump in position}

T3 is able to move faster without having to avoid blaster fire from the B-wing.  It heads towards and then veers down through the starting point of the combat on the same trajectory as T4.  {Not engaged.}

T4 continues to loop and dodge as it attempts to gain advantage over the much slower, more massive falcon.  The only benefit is that it seems to be programmed to mimic the physics of a ship larger than itself, perhaps one that has to carry a human pilot.  It does not move like a tiny probe could if it pulled out all the limitations.  {CASE 2 engaged with Django}
B-Wing
 NPC, 4 posts
 Starfighter
Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 04:22
Mechis III - Local Space
Vyctor closes the S-foils on the B-wing and ramps up his speed.  He is on a good vector to catch back up to the action within another few seconds.
A-Wing
 NPC, 2 posts
 Ship
 Starfighter
Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 04:28
Mechis III - Local Space
The A-wing fires off it's blasters and catch the T1 Probe with two direct hits. {20 DMG}  The T1 Probe registers the damage as direct hits, meaning whatever protocol it follows, shields are not part of it.  It is not certain if the probes actually have real shields, or if the programming is complex enough to simulate them if not.

Though the damage is virtual, the T1 probe registers total destruction and powers down.

Inarra whoops through the comm channel.  "I got it!  I got it!"
X-Wing
 ship, 6 posts
 Starfighter
Sat 9 Dec 2017
at 15:50
Mechis III - Local Space
Tump hoots over the comms. "Nice shot, Inarra! Alright Aice, show me what you got." He uses Aice's targeting protocols to lock in on the target and fire the canons. Three direct hits and the fourth sails wide right. [65 DMG] The probe shimmers a bit as each shot that lands when finally, on the third, it slows to a halt and shuts down.

A loud "Wooo!" echoes over the comms.