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3/17/2211 The Raid

Post by dragoner » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:34 pm

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In the galley of the Rover, and old war film is playing called Cold Allies, about a brushfire war on Tau Ceti, during the settlement of the colonies there, considered fairly epic, it follows the crew of a tank, who ruminate on how in leaving Earth, Humans have exported their bad behavior.

Zhenya and Kuerzu arrive with an interesting bit of info. Time to get some sleep, as Nemo is sure to be in touch early.

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Re: 3/17/2211 The Raid

Post by Taki117 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:07 am

Kuerzu doesn't sleep well, not after their encounter. The next morning he's the first one up, and as soon as he can, finds Hidalgo. He keeps his voice low and speaks in his native Vargr, he seems worried.

"Captain, we've got a problem. Ran into the Gargacthau last night. They know about our cargo and are offering ten kay crimps per cylinder. I don't know how much that is, but I think things just got a lot more interesting. Contact Gold Coast Free Factors, Gold Coast Free Factors, Eckit gave us the information."
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Re: 3/17/2211 The Raid

Post by The D6 Rambler » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:37 am

Brother Theta watched the map table stoically..
"We are left open and vulnerable at several points.. Primarily the sled and submarine parts.. Also the run from the Compound to the Sea.. The condition of the gunner.. Effective setting of breaching charges and Atomic management and wrangling seem to be issues we can tackle ahead of time, technical issues. Itll be a shame to lose that old ship. Shes a beauty.. And a 1000 tons of some kind of munitions? The wrong sort could use that to barrow an Army for who knows what. There's part of me that thinks WE should, but such a plan would be madness.. It wouldtake us off our path and it would mean double crossing Cpt. Nemo...
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Re: 3/17/2211 The Raid

Post by Bindoner » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:26 am

Zhenya slept poorly and rose early. Yags on the walls, skittering.... no, sleep won't come easy for a while.

As the crew arrive in the commons they find Zhenya quietly checking equipment while reviewing the scant data available on a HUD. There is plenty of fresh coffee to hand, ready for all.

Distractedly addressing Brother Theta - and whoever else is present: "That Radar-dome probably houses their comm array too. Disabling it would isolate the underground portion of the base, prevent them alerting patrol vessels or requesting support."
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Re: 3/17/2211 The Raid

Post by Taki117 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:47 am

Gunnarr wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:00 am

"They didn't warn us off of working with Nemo, so they don't know we've been hired to rescue the hostage - that's good. Gold Coast has a bad reputation for working with nukes, though, so selling them the waste means we're probably helping them make some nukes here on planet. We already know that Gargacthau has been trying to foment revolt in their neighbors, so they'd likely use those nukes on the neighbors - or the Imps. My first impulse is to ignore their offer and sell them out to Nemo after the mission, but I'll have to think on it a bit."
"And who's to say he won't do the same against them? We've been above board on this so far, so everybody and their packmate knows what we carry. Why not play them against each other? Offer the Gargacthau what we have in exchange for the prisoner, the strike team meets the captors on the beach, takes out the escort, and gets out while you blow the ship. Or we double-cross this Nemo and hand over our cargo. Either way we decide who wins."
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Re: 3/17/2211 The Raid

Post by Taki117 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:29 pm

Kuerzu feels the hair on the back of his neck raise, but bites back the feeling. "Your call. I follow your orders." He says stiffly, straightening and moving back to the desk to sit.
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Re: 3/17/2211 The Raid

Post by dragoner » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:33 pm

ChalkLine wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Dixon brings up a database on Yags and flips through it, refreshing what he needs to know. He enters the following search;

"Do Snub tranqs work on Tags?"
[ooc] Do you mean the Yagachtya?

Those that work on Humans, no. Plus the Yagachtya have a semi carapace: head, shoulders, and spine.

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Re: 3/17/2211 The Raid

Post by Bindoner » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:47 pm

"I have non-lethal weapons that the strike team can use. If I'm in the underwater portion of the mission I will not be carrying this Taser. It is a single-shot weapon, but very useful for disabling an opponent quickly. This Stun Carbine, it is not a weapon I will take either. It is ineffective against heavily armoured targets, but is not affected by ballistic cloth or Mesh. Probably Chitin is not a problem for it. Perhaps it will be useful for you Kuerzu, a silent option."


“This Gold Coast organisation. I do not see why we cannot conduct business with them and the Progressive Yags while also maintaining a relationship with the Imperials. In fact I believe we ought to. I did not go through that war to now meekly do the bidding of people I repudiated. We had a cause. It was defeated, yes, but I have not forsaken it."

Zhenya stops, takes a deep breath, fans the fingers of one hand in a calming gesture, then resumes speaking as though there had never been that flash of anger:

"If we are careful we can make money, gain another source of work and confound the plans of the Imperials without breaking ties with them. This Gold Coast. We should make contact." - ^Looking at Hidalgo* - "Even if we decide to side with the Imperials and betray them, we will need more than an anecdote about a mysterious Spider. A public telephone or computer would be good. A disposable, unregistered comm used far away from the ship is the minimum security I would recommend. If we are to sell to them we will need an arms-length exchange. A third party buyer, ideally a waste management company, would be good. If they do not propose such an arrangement they may not have a long term relationship with us in mind. I would count that against doing business with them.”
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Re: 3/17/2211 The Raid

Post by Bindoner » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:41 pm

In Basic : "Do I speak Vargr? No, not really. But some phrases stick in the mind, do they not, Captain? Words once heard in situations not to be forgotten." Zhenya's smile starts as jocular, but fades to rueful.

"I forgot to say, I have a comms jammer. The strike team should probably have that with them, if any of them can use it."
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Re: 3/17/2211 The Raid

Post by Bindoner » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:24 pm

"If Aziza is happy to operate the unit I am happy for her to take it."

[OOC Zhenya has the Vacc Suit/Zero-G skills that Aziza lacks, it makes more sense to do the underwater part. When things turn out to be difficult it is better not to have unskilled people in deep water. As Aziza is not combat oriented she can operate the technical aspects. I am tempted to swap into the strike team, but I also think Zhenya has the horrors about Spiders in underground installations. Plus I fear the dice roller, especially in Traveller combat ;). Still, if you think I ought to swap, fine.]
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Re: 3/17/2211 The Raid

Post by Bindoner » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:42 pm

[OOC: That makes sense. Zhenya's Laser Carbine is about our only effective underwater weapon though - which reminds me - ask Nemo for some. If Calson gets into the game he has a Laser Rifle. Argh, I'm going to have to crawl through spider infested tunnels, aren't I? I'll sleep on it.]
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