Mechis III.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Django Blint
 player, 418 posts
 Human
 Gunslinger
Sun 10 Dec 2017
at 02:03
Mechis III - Local Space
Django continues to circle around trying to maneuver the Falcon into a fighting position. He calls out to Irin and RX "Either of you got a shot on the turrets?"

21:01, Today: Django Blint rolled 10 using 1d20+5.  Piloting Roll vs. T4
Irin Adson
 NPC, 73 posts
 Human
 Relic Hunter
Sun 10 Dec 2017
at 02:20
Mechis III - Local Space
After a very long delay, Irin's voice comes over the comm system.  "I'm sorry, Django, I can't figure out how to turn this thing on."
GDI-7X
 NPC, 6 posts
 Droid
 Sentry
Sun 10 Dec 2017
at 02:24
Mechis III - Local Space
"I note that no one has asked me about anything, but in the interest of saving time, Captain, the hex-turrets currently do not have the option of mock combat.  There is no way to...turn them down.  They will destroy the poor probe and that's simply not fair.  I have the same limitation since you did not see fit to alter my programming or power systems.  I refuse to destroy a fellow droid simply so you can have practice."

The exasperation and condescension in the old turret droid's voice is so thick, it's a wonder the Falcon isn't taking friction burn.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:43, Mon 11 Dec 2017.

Django Blint
 player, 419 posts
 Human
 Gunslinger
Sun 10 Dec 2017
at 22:32
Mechis III - Local Space
Django's voice comes over the com after a short moment. "Who the hell was that?".
Training Combat R1-P12
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 03:36
Mechis III - Local Space
As the conversation continues, Vyctor's probe catches up to the Millennium Falcon and opens fire.  Both shots register a hit, but the second shot scores a critical hit to the Navigation Computer which is now glitching {All navigation based rolls are -2}.

Aft shields register only 14% {7/50}.

About that time, the fourth probe fires maneuvering jets and spins in place while still traveling on the same vector as the Falcon.  It fires as well and scores nominal hits on the Falcon's Forward shields.

Forward shields register at 84% {42/50}.

The maneuver lines the fourth probe up with no maneuverability for the forward guns on the Falcon.

{T4 is in CASE 3 status
-- with a -5 if Django ignores T3
-- or a +0 if Django attempts to dodge T3 while engaging T4.
-- or, if ignored, T4 will gain CASE 2 status automatically.

T3 is in CASE 1 status
-- with a +10 if Django ignores T3
-- or a +5 if Django attempts to dodge T3 while engaging T4.
-- or a +0 if Django ignores T4 and focuses on T3.}

GDI-7X
 NPC, 7 posts
 Droid
 Sentry
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 03:43
Mechis III - Local Space
"Typical.  I am GDI-7X, the droid that oaf you call an engineer mounted on your belly.  I shoot things if I don't get shot first because of your...well, calling it 'piloting' would be giving what you are doing too much credit."
Training Combat R2-P1
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 03:55
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
T3     - 6 -- 12
T4     - 6 -- 12

Beginning Phase = 1

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:56, Mon 11 Dec 2017.

X-Wing
 ship, 7 posts
 Starfighter
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 14:02
Mechis III - Local Space
"Woah! Are those things doing real damage Cap'n?" Tump banks hard to the side to swing around and provide support for the Falcon. "Inarra, we gotta get that one off his tail."
B-Wing
 NPC, 5 posts
 Starfighter
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 15:01
Mechis III - Local Space
"This is not the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.  I'm closing in, but it may take a few seconds."  The B-wing does angle in toward T3.  Vyctor fires off a few shots, but he is so far out the probe barely wiggles to dodge them.  "Damage should only be registering by the computers.  The probes doesn't read as technically capable of doing actual damage.  They don't have a power core capable of that level of energy output."

This message was last edited by the player at 15:04, Mon 11 Dec 2017.

A-Wing
 NPC, 3 posts
 Ship
 Starfighter
Mon 11 Dec 2017
at 15:03
Mechis III - Local Space
Inarra, on the other hand, is there in a flash as she opens up the throttle to full.  "On it."  She opens up on T3 with her two guns, but the shots miss because of the extra speed.  More curses from the comm.
Millennium Falcon
 ship, 3 posts
 Light Freighter
Tue 12 Dec 2017
at 03:58
Mechis III - Local Space
Django continues the Falcon around to try and shake T3 while lining up T4

"RX, get off your turret real quick and show Irin how to operate that thing! Big, freaky turret guy, guide me in!"

22:55, Today: Django Blint rolled 17 using 1d20+5.  Piloting Roll vs. T4
Training Combat R2-P6
Fri 15 Dec 2017
at 13:26
Mechis III - Local Space
There is no response from GDI-7X.

However, the two remaining probes open up on the Falcon again.  The following probe (T3) opens up on Django and the Falcon as the Captain focuses in on T4.  It easily scores two hits on the rear of the ship, completely draining the shields and virtually chewing into the Falcon's systems (DMG = 25; 12 to aft shields, 13 to hull).  The second hit is against the Starboard shield emitter.  The shield immediately starts glitching by dropping down to 75% maximum capacity and its ability to recharge is reduced to 3 units/round.

Aft shields: 0% {0/50}.
Starboard shields (glitching): 75%(max) {37/50}.
Navigation system (glitching): - 2

The last probe (T4) also continues to fire on the Falcon, apparently noting that the Falcon cannot or will not fire back.  It does not make any effort to maneuver other than to line up it's shots.  However, with Django focused on it, the probe is not able to line up its shots well enough to hit.

Fore shields:  94% {47/50}.

{T4 is in CASE 3 status
-- with a -5 if Django ignores T3
-- or a +0 if Django attempts to dodge T3 while engaging T4.
-- or, if ignored, T4 will gain CASE 2 status automatically.

T3 is in CASE 1 status
-- with a +10 if Django ignores T3
-- or a +5 if Django attempts to dodge T3 while engaging T4.
-- or a +0 if Django ignores T4 and focuses on T3.}
RX-79
 Droid, 2 posts
Fri 15 Dec 2017
at 13:28
Mechis III - Local Space
RX beeps and boops and a message scrolls across the screen in front of Django.

What turret?
Irin Adson
 NPC, 74 posts
 Human
 Relic Hunter
Fri 15 Dec 2017
at 13:30
Mechis III - Local Space
"Oh, I think I got it!"  Suddenly six brilliant beams of scarlet energy lance out from above the Falcon.  They converge on the probe in front and disintegrate it.

"Whoops."

T3 - Physically destroyed.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:30, Fri 15 Dec 2017.

X-Wing
 ship, 8 posts
 Starfighter
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 02:06
Mechis III - Local Space
"A little heavy on the trigger finger, eh Irin?" Tump jeers. "Good, we may just need it when those scouts show up."

He changes vector to line up the last probe. "Alright, last one folks. Let's see what these things here can do." Tump squeeze the trigger and lets loose a proton torpedo. It streaks toward the probe and impacts with a direct hit [61 DMG].
Vyctor Kerr
 NPC, 46 posts
 Human
 Relic Hunter
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 02:55
Mechis III - Local Space
With the probes destroyed, one of them literally, the systems all reset within the squadron of four.  The probes themselves return to the B-wing and shut down.

"Well, that didn't even last 60 seconds once we engaged.  Bit of a rush for me, quite frankly.  I do have a better idea what we are up against going against live foes.  We should spend perhaps some time going head to head.  I believe their tactic was to go after the biggest ship in a concerted effort and take it out.  Had the setting been for more skilled pilots or more advanced ships, we might have lost."
A-Wing
 NPC, 4 posts
 Ship
 Starfighter
Tue 19 Dec 2017
at 03:25
Mechis III - Local Space
"A-wing systems reset, Captain.  What now?"  Inarra's voice sounds enthusiastic.
Django Blint
 player, 420 posts
 Human
 Gunslinger
Tue 19 Dec 2017
at 13:22
Mechis III - Local Space
"ZzzzzVyc had the right idea. We'll practice against each other, weapons turned down like with the probes...Irin. I'll ZzzZZZz the target, and we'll break off in to groups of two. One escort, two aggressors. Once we run the drill, we'll swap out escorts to get everyone some practice. Which one of you wants to play escort first- Dang it RX, I told you, get on the guns. No, not your blaster, the upper deck gun.... Yes, set them as low as possiblezzZZZZ - any questions?".
Tump
 player, 450 posts
 Relic Hunter
Tue 19 Dec 2017
at 14:32
Mechis III - Local Space
"Target each other? As long as I don't end up like Irin's probe, I think we'll be ok. Should we stick to canons only? Some of these other weapons systems seem quite a bit stronger, even when turned down to their lowest setting."
Irin Adson
 NPC, 75 posts
 Human
 Relic Hunter
Wed 20 Dec 2017
at 19:30
Mechis III - Local Space
Irin plops down in the communications seat.  "You were breaking up, there Captain.  Let me get that locked down."  She turns a few dials and the interference disappears.  "Good to go, Captain.  RX-79 is on my turret.  He seems to know what he's doing."  She grins sheepishly.
A-Wing
 NPC, 5 posts
 Ship
 Starfighter
Wed 20 Dec 2017
at 19:31
Mechis III - Local Space
"Inarra here.  How are we splitting up, Captain?  Whatever is coming in system is likely scout sized.  I don't predict anything bigger than a starfighter, personally.  Maybe Tump and I against the two larger ships?"
Millennium Falcon
 ship, 4 posts
 Light Freighter
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 14:59
Mechis III - Local Space
Django looks over at Irin and nods. He informs RX to make sure the cannons are in training mode.

"Sound good Innara. An' Tump, yeah, stick to canons. Trainin' mode only. Vyc, sounds like you're my wing-man on this run. We'll group up, and head off bout twenty kilometers from each other. From there Vyc an I'll turn around. You two coordinate however you see fit. Questions?".
B-Wing
 NPC, 6 posts
 Starfighter
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 15:15
Mechis III - Local Space
"Switching to channel 3."  Vyctor brings the B-wing up alongside the Falcon.
A-Wing
 NPC, 6 posts
 Ship
 Starfighter
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 15:17
Mechis III - Local Space
"No questions.  Tump, switching over to channel four.  You have command.  I'll be your wingmate."  Inarra swoops around and heads off in the opposite direction of the Falcon and the B-wing at quarter speed until Tump catches up.
X-Wing
 ship, 9 posts
 Starfighter
Sat 23 Dec 2017
at 15:41
Mechis III - Local Space
"Channel 4, got it."

Tump fiddles with the comms a moment as he accelerates into position to the right and slightly ahead of the A-Wing.

*scrambled chatter on channel 4*