LoL im sooo confused about what is going on... i thought we were supposed to invent ships?
Originally Posted by Kittamaru
"What?" the scout sergeant said
"Nothing, I thought I heard something, must be the wind."
"Alright then, lets keep moving and see if we can find who teleported in." the Sergeant said without realizing that a mere fifteen meters away were the people that teleported in.
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Aaron heard the voice before he saw the man it came from - freezing in his tracks, he blinked over the indicator and mouthed into his comm's relay
'Everyone, eyes open - we have movement, approximately ten meters to our right.', the unspoken commands translated and broadcast onto his teammates displays.
'Weapons analysis Mazz...'
'Their suits seem to have similar stealth systems to our own sir; I can't get a reading off of them via passive scans' the young security chief replied
'Damn... go to active, narrow beam only... see if you can penetrate their stealth.'
He clicked off the safety of his phaser compression rifle, setting it for a heavy stun proximity blast - without any kind of visual confirmation, he did not want to take any chance.
'Brackis, Maverick, watch for a possible flank. Henderson, kindly set your detonator to flash only - I'd rather not be picking up chunks of possible allies already. All weapons on heavy stun only.'
He prayed that the active scans of Mazzereti's tri-corder wouldn't give away her position.
All of the sudden the suit gave me an alert.
"Heads up!" I yelled
We all switched to strength and speed and each of us found a tree and ran...or climbed up it and switched back to invisibility.
"Grenades!" I yelled
We let lose with what we had, there were fifteen of us up in these monstrous trees.
I threw down a gas grenade, something to incapacitate.
I could here the smoke hissing outwards and after a pretty large cloud formed I yelled "frag"
The grenade blew up in the billowing fog and sent it flying outwards at a massive speed, a trick I learned in the field.
Soon enough I saw the shimmering of two people and their stealth units against the contrasting fog and they were face down.
"Keep looking" I yelled
"Base has been notified" a corporal said
I could see several sets of footprints leading away from the mist, "grab these two and take them to base, the rest of you on me" I yelled.
We jumped down from the trees and set out after them.
All of the sudden an energy bolt struck me in the chest sending me flying. I heard my soldiers returning fire and after what felt like a minute I pulled myself up, the myomer and ferrous mesh helped against the energy weapons the holians used. I pulled out a wrist bolt launcher and pulled the trigger sending dozens of small blue bolts of energy flying, after a while we figured out that we didn't hit anything, "theyre gone now, lets regroup and head back to base with the two we have."
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Regrouping behind a ridge, the team checks in
"Is anyone hit?" asks Aaron.
"yes, but my shields took the impact sir..." Mazz looks visibly shaken up, but otherwise unharmed
"My phaser rifle is damage sir..." Brackis tossed the useless weapon aside where it incinerated itself.
"Brackis, Henderson - blanket these co-ordinates in quantum detonator fire - maximum stum" Aaron took the tricorder from Mazzereti and fed the details into the detonators targeting system - their stealth systems were good, but not perfect. Lock in on Maverick and Lewis's signature and blanket the area, maximum radius... they'll be knocked out, but their suits should be capable of dispersing the worst of it."
"Sir... are you sure?" Brackis murmured, looking somewhat uneasy.
"I'm positive... the moment those rounds go off, they should loose their stealth - then we can get back our friends"
After a moment, the tricorder beeps - the two suits have been fed into the targeting computer.
Eight quantum grenades launch in quick succession, four from each launcher, and arch over the ridge. The first lands directly between Lewis and Maverick, sending a wave of energy roiling over anything within five meters. The next two land four meters ahead of them, blanketing the lead soldiers with disruptive particles, attempting to force their electronics to reset. The final three impact in a triangular pattern around the group, with a blinding flash and a deafening roar, accompanied by a surge of electromagnetic power designed to disrupt targeting and visual camouflage systems.
"GO GO GO" Aaron bellowed, Compression Rifle at the ready. Henderson and Brackis charge out with him, forward shields double reinforced, phasers sweeping for any targets of opportunity. Mazz peeks out from the ridge, her quantum detonator ready in case another group should try to ambush.
OOC - are we to indicate what the effects of our fire is on other members parties? I generally try to shy away from "meta-gaming" like that, so I haven't done that as of yet Wasn't sure is all
OOC: yah sure, you should probably do it, anyways its not like my main character is with them.
Back at base...
"So what are these" I asked my S5 (R&D) about the rack of five of them in the weapons lab
"These are the new X-36 main battle suits." He said
They looked at least a few inches taller then a nano suit, and they appeared to be a combination of the myomer fibers of a nano suit and metal armor, and they looked incredible.
"They reworked the structure of the myomer fibers and use a combination of carbon nano tubes and a newly improved myomer design. Apparently its lift capacity is around three times that of the original nanosuit. So they basically created around a hundred or so pounds of body armor, a titanium, ceramic, and depleted uranium composite shell, it covers every part of the body except for the joints which are protected by the old nano fiber type of armor." He said
"damn" Was all that I could think of saying.
"They made some sort of miniaturized zero point reactor, they apparently made a succesful zero point reactor back on delta but they just recently miniaturized it." The S5 said.
"But they haven't equipped it with anything other then the basic operation controllers, an operating system, and the armor." he said
"So we have got some work to do then don't we?" I said
"Yes, there's also one other thing." he said
"What's that?" I said a bit impatiently
"Were working on a phase change device." he said
"In english" I said
"Basically, it will move the pilot and the suit out of our phase just slightly enough that they will be completely gone. Our stealth works by warping as much light and other particles around the suit as possible, and then trying to absorb the rest, but the person is still their, they can still alter the environment. This system basically changes the phase enough that they can still see the environment around them, but they can't leave tracks or trails and they can't effect things around them and the things around them cannot see, hear, smell, nor touch the suit and the operator." he said
"When is it going to be ready."
"I don't know they just started to work on it." he said
"Well try and find out, that could come in handy." I said
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OOC - aighty, I'll edit my post to be a little longer to include the effects and such after I get back from classes - first day of my new degree program
coming out of whatever we'd entered into I was thrown into the side of the co-pit as the fighter hit something. however though being unable to get to the control panel because the inertia compensator was knocked out and we were spinning towards a planet which oddly looked like earth. before I could fix the craft we hit the atmosphere throwing me into the other side of the copit. The craft stopped spinning but as I grabbed the control wheel the nose broke off hitting the window and knocking me out.
out of game: I'm over earth and I hit your ship kittamaru.
Bleed White and Blue!
Out of Game: Fed, I need you for the message and stuff.
He is not ashamed of his nephew Shogun however, not in the least, but it is not why he is defending him.
"Also under the New Geneva Convention, the Super Soldiers themselves could not be charged, because they are at or under the age of 16, they constitute as child soldiers, your honor," no representative from the Vichi Empire ever addressed the Chief of State as "his excellency", "lets not forget their contributions in war, as well as the fact that they are the ones who defeated Dr.Willy's Enhanced Soldiers and defended Earth in the coup," he then continued, "besides we need their assistance in the war effort at this moment do we not?"
The Vichi Empire and its allies are collectively called the Earth Defense Union, a prominent military alliance. The Union's representatives nodded their heads in agreement. A League representative then said,
"As far as we are concerned, they are not military personnel, they are not registered individually at Terran Alliance Defense Army HQ. They constitute as civilians and non-combatants can could be charged for murder, conspiracy, espionage, assault of uniformed personnel, theft, treason amongst other charges. There is also no evidence of their age besides from ESSCPA Special Operations Command, which is invalid, no legitimate birth certificate, no legitimate birth records, anything. Their triumphs in the war are to win our trust, they have been commended for their actions, and they betrayed us. Also, if it wasn't for them, the coup wouldn't have started in the first place, and many honorable warriors from the League wouldn't have been tricked and manipulated into the coup,"
This time the representative from North America spoke, North America being a prominent member of EDU.
"They are funded directly by the Terran Alliance, cleared by Terran Alliance Department of Defense, and classified by Terran Alliance Army Intelligence, Terran Alliance Naval Intelligence, Terran Alliance Security Service, Terran Alliance Secret Intelligence Service, and by Executive Order - AO11294, they are determined as legitimate Terran Alliance military personnel. The Super Soldiers received documented formal reports by certified and respected medical professionals documenting their birth, so therefore it is legitimate." He then took a sip of water, then continued, "They have no been commended for their bravery and valor, the Terran Alliance government owe them that. Also it is been investigated and discovered that the ESSCPA Special Operations Command's High Echelons have planned the coup, not the Super Soldiers, and I found no evidence of forced involvement in the coup, everyone that betrayed us volunteered, and would have done so sooner or late, but the Super Soldiers gave the ESSCPA commanders confidence to execute it sooner. The reason the Super Soldiers did no utter a word is because they were following orders from a superior officer, and under New Geneva Convention, they could not be charged for such acts,"
The lead League representative then said with frustration and anger,
"Listen, we don't recognize any of their birth records, we don't recognize their military status, and we don't recognize the difference between them and their command. To us, they are illegitimate terrorists. If the executive order for their capture and extradition is not given, then we will do it ourselves, our style."
He then pointed at the Union representatives,
"We also want all funding for Union exploratory efforts to be canceled," He then pointed at Ben and said, "We want the funding to the Vichi-lead Expedition, and the Vichi Recovery & Advancement Program to be cut and the program canceled, we also want limit of the Union, especially the Empire's fleet productions forcibly cut, I think we are done here!"
They all left the room, then Ben said,
"We just want a proper and fair trial at a proper Terran Alliance court of law, your honor,"
They then excused themselves.
They knew that they funded and aided the terrorists who is constantly attacking the Vichi and Union Outposts, on new charted space and on planets handed over to the Empire and Union for recovery from the Holian conquest, advancement and development for under-developed colonies. They didn't have the evidence yet however, so they couldn't make an accusation, besides, the League is a formidable power in the Terran Alliance, even if they have the evidence, not much action can be taken.
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OOC - er, lol... alrighty then
Originally Posted by razordude
On Board the USS Noble:
Commander Bradley strides onto the bridge from the turbolift, having been summoned by the duty watch.
"Sir, a small ship just crashed into us", stated Lieutenant Sato
"Is there any damage Lieutenant?" Bradley asked, his eyes still blurred from sleep.
"Negative sir - all systems function normal... though the other craft has impacted the atmosphere - it looks as though it is out of control."
"Aye sir" replied Lieutenant Scott, "Though we risk killing the pilot - it seems as though his inertial compensators have been knocked out. We'll have to beam him out first."
Commander Bradley ponderd this a moment - beaming an unknown person aboard the ship at this time did bring about its own problems, especially if the pilot became unsettled waking in an unfamiliar environment. He turned to the chief engineer and nodded - he trusted the young Lieutenant's judgment. "Alright, beam him directly to sick bay and then recover his ship - tractor it into fighter bay one." he tapped his comm badge "Dr. Dramiel, please be aware that we are beaming one to your sick bay - he is unconscious but appears mostly unharmed."
Jason Scott "Anderson", as the engineer had come to be known to the crew, quickly relayed the information to the transporter chief, who beamed the man off his stricken ship. Grappling the falling fighter with the tractor beam, he slowed, and gradually reversed, its descent, pulling it into the fighter bay with a trained precision he was known for.
Back on the planet:
The stun bursts do their work with ruthless efficiency, shutting down virtually every electronic function of the nanosuits, including their stealth camo, speed, and strength functions. Virtually anything that relied on a stored electrical charge was no offline.
"Brackis, Henderson, now!" Ryan called into the comms relay, as she and Aaron broke cover. The four of them started pouring Phaser fire into the now visible soldiers. Blasts from energy and projectile weapons splay against their shields as the soldiers fire where they see our weapons discharge - Henderson takes a particularly large barrage and drops to the ground, his shields buckled.
"I'm fine sir - my shields are shredded but my armor held... damn that hurt though." he mutters, coming up to one knee and continuing to fire.
Rapid bursts from their compression rifles lay several of them down, stunned and out cold. The one carrying Lewis drops, and with Lewis rolling rather unceremoniously to a stop in a nearby hedge. Mavericks captor, however, seems to have gotten away, along with the rest of the team.
"Mazz, concussion blast - try to drop it on Mavericks position"
"... Y-y-yes sir..." she fumbles with the weapon, then fires - the quantum warhead arcs overhead, overshooting it's target by nearly a fifty meters before impacting the ground - a thunderous roar is heard as the detonator implodes, gouging a five meter crater in the ground
"MAZZ, that isn't the concussion setting!" Aaron gasps, knowing that had that shot hit home, Maverick and the soldiers would have instantly been vaporized.
"S... sir... I'm sorry ..." Mazz murmurs before passing out.
"Mazz... MAZZ?!" Aaron hoists Dr. Lewis over his back, the grunting slightly under the weight of the Lyran man. "Mazz, are you alright?"
"She's just fainted sir" comes Henderson's reply "It seems her shields didn't quite stop that blow like she thought... she has a nasty bruise on her head, but she should be fine"
"Okay... regroup behind that ridge... we might need some more firepower down here. Ryan, contact the Noble... get another squad of your finest down here double time."
"Aye, sir" Commander Ryan grinned - this was the most fun she'd had in years.
Aaron turned to the downed soldiers
"Take one of them with us... Henderson, disable any tracking devices his suit has..." Aaron said, pulling from his hip a length of high-tensile tritanium bindings. Slapping the cuffs over the mans wrists and ankles, he activates the pulse generators, forming a virtually unbreakable tractor link between the cuffs. Hendersons scan come up empty - any tracking links seem to have been fried by the emp blasts, so he hoists the man over his shoulder and the group heads back to the ridge.
Last edited by Kittamaru; 01-19-11 at 04:06 PM.
Bleed White and Blue!
OOC: As you can see clearly.....there is a standoff within the Terran Alliance, and my character is a wanted fugitive.
OOC: Hey shogun, is it possible if you could make your character and the super soldiers a tad bit more...human, its kind of awkward to be trying to interact with people that are inherently stiff.
"Hello shogun, hope exile finds you well. To the point, we don't have the manpower to make a manned assault of any holian territory. All that's left is guerrilla warfare. I am getting ready five man teams and depending on when you receive this they may have already been sent out to various planets. I would like you to join the main team under me to attack the capital planet. Your methods may come in handy. Were putting the teams together at the Everest base which is solely under the command and control of I corps. If you can help out I can see what can be done about the exile. There are a few pieces of odd tech that I'm sure that I corps could really use, such as those mobile suits you previously used."
--The message ended
Back at Boreal Basin, main base for I corps
"How are the new suits coming" I asked
"They are coming well, we may be able to fit the phase shifter in a week or two." the scientist said
"Get it done" I said
I looked out at the main base. I had recently been promoted to brig general, and even more interesting was the new orders for I corps. They were beginning to build an entirely new force type around I corps. They designated it "1st Planetary Battle Force". The officers at supreme command decided they liked the way the liberation of earth went and wanted to make a large planetary assault force, a force for assaulting enemy space forces and attacking ground forces. This was a preliminary report so it may not happen let alone when it would happen so it could be a while. But thus far it recommended that two to three more corps be added to I corps to form the Third Army Group and for three orbital armadas be added to form the 11th planetary assault force. And that the two will be combined to form the 1st Planetary Battle Force.
Its all rather interesting, but I couldn't keep my hopes up, especially since practically no force suffered minor casualties and everyone was rebuilding, we were in no position to be assaulting anything.
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Back at the ridge:
"Aaron, the MACO's are inbound on the Archangel. They say that the nearby base is lit up like a christmas tree, their sensors knocking away in every frequency possible. The Archangel should remain mostly undetected, but get ready just in case!" Commander Ryan relays the info to Aaron.
"Thank you Commander" he replies.
Moments later, the Archangel descends into the atmosphere. Based loosely on the Danube class "Runabout" and the Delta Flyer shuttle created by Voyager and her crew, the Archangel is larger and more heavily shielded and armored, sporting regenerative shielding, 25mm full-coverage ablative armor, a triple reinforced tritanium/duranium hull, and an active ECM suite. Constructed to be as difficult to detect as possible, the Archangel takes a page from the old earth F-22 Raptors, utilizing sensor-absorbing materials and a minimalistic cross-section to make it appear to be much, much smaller, showing on only the most sensitive detection grids as a few meters in length overall. Complimenting its defenses were 4 Type-XII Phaser Arrays providing full phaser coverage and dual front-firing Micro Quantum Torpedo launchers. In addition to the MACO's, it carried an ARGO-II Assault Buggy, capable of carrying 4 troops and equipped with a miniaturized shield grid capable of deflecting small arms fire.
Touching down nearby, twelve MACO's disembarked, bringing with them a small set of supplies for setting up a mobile field base in the clearing. Pacing twenty-five meters in each direction, eight of them plant a series of emitter pylons; once in place, they bring them online, forming a stealth field around the fighter. Each pylon reaches out with subspace sensors, forming a 400 meter wide tachyon-detection grid around the site, providing for advance warning of incoming hostiles, including potentially cloaked adversaries.
Returning to the Archangel, the troops suit up in full gear; similar to the SRAPPS suits, their Combat Operations Shielded Power Armor, or COSPA, was a far more heavily armored suit built for frontline combat. Foregoing the stealth and recon systems of the SRAPPS units, these powered exosuits sport a forearm-mounted dual pulse phaser on the right arm and a plasma flamethrower in the left. Integrated ablative plating covers an already durable tritanium/duranium main chassis, while movement is provided via a bio-neural linear actuator system, allowing a user to lift just seven hundred pounds without strain. Power is derived from a similar tachyon-pulse generator to the SRAPPS, though multiple generators are required to sustain the suits higher power demands. While not stealthy in the slightest, these suits are capable of taking a tremendous beating, as evidenced by their performance in the second Dominion invasion - a company of MACO's, without air support, managed to prevent two battalions of Dominion soldiers and their four shuttles from overrunning their lines, taking down two of the shuttles in the process. Upon their return to the Federation, the survivors were welcomed as heros and formed rejoined their squad, now known simply as "Delta Team". Aaron marvels at the fact that Commander Ryan, despite her young appearance, has such incredible combat experience... when a sudden moan shakes him from his thoughts.
The captured soldier groans and awakens to find himself bound, but not gagged or blindfolded. He attempts to activate strength mode and break the binds, but finds his suit inoperable.
"Ah... so you're awake..." Aaron muses, noticing the man has awoken. "Might I ask why it is you attacked us, and maybe who you are?"
Noticing the soldiers grim determination not to reveal anything, Aaron sighs.
"We're not going to torture you... you will be treated with every right you show yourself capable of being given. All we want is to get our man back. You guys attacked us without even attempting to figure out who we were or why we were here..." Aarons voice became louder as he started to lose his temper. "Why? Why did you attack us?"
He shook his head and stood, regaining his composure. Pulling out his tricorder, he takes detailed scans of the mans suit.
"It doesn't matter to be honest... we'll get him back with or without your help. It won't take long before we can penetrate your cloak and your armor... and if next time we're forced into a fire fight, you can bet we will be shooting to kill. Help us and you help yourself as well - where is our man, and how can we get him back."
Aaron stood, waiting for the man to speak, hoping that he wouldn't need his backup after all.
Last edited by Kittamaru; 01-19-11 at 07:04 PM.
OOC: Kitt, what do you want me to do? Have him actually stay there and talk? Put up a fight and fail? Put up a fight and get away?
Originally Posted by Kittamaru
I can act him out I just need to know which way you want this story to go. And in case you forgot from a previous post, the main base has got the entire sensor grid up, next time somebody tries to transport they will know where they transported and where the ship is.
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OOC: ummm kitt, you might have overdone it a tad with the armor...
The systems came back online and I looked around as it booted up and saw someone trying to scan the suit.
I gave the command and my suit began to excite itself. The myomer muscles started to flex each other without any sort of displacement and as it built up more and more charged started to emenate from the suit. After a while even the captors became quickly aware of it, the air began to crackle and come to life. Sparks and small lightning discharges hit the ground and the rocks around me.
Without warning the suit discharged it all through the air, the scanner and anything else electronic that was closeby was fried at this point.
"Let me go, the sensor grids would have picked that up easily by now. I don't know who you guys think you are, but you are messing with I corps now, and we don't take kindly to trespassers on our base."
"Sir, the sensor grid is picking up a massive electronic distortion. Its from a suit." A corporal at the radio tower said
"Report it to zero, and get some guys up there. Jam everything in a 50 mile radius from it, nothing beams in or out now." the captain said
It had been ten minutes since I had released the charge. The air began to crack again and came alive. Not to the extent as before, "do you feel it" I said
"They are coming for me."
"When are they going to be done" I asked the engineer.
"Sir, we just started working on them, we just barely finished the first one with a prototype phase shifter." he said
I interrupted "Good, now boot it up, weve got something of a situation and I think I may need this."
"Sir, we haven't even..."
"Not now damnit, get it online!" I said "you!" I yelled to some private, "get me a jumpsuit"
"yes sir" he said
"Alright, what do we need to do to get this ready to go in twenty minutes." I said
"shit" "grab that pack over there and help me strap it on." he said
I obliged. It weighed a ton. We secured it against the back of the suit, it fit well, it was formed to the suit not like some backpack and looked natural.
"What is it?"
"Its the phase shifting prototype." he said
"Okay sir, here" the private said
I got rid of the jacket I was wearing and got into the purple and grey jumpsuit, it felt cramped with my shirt and pants on. Zippered it up.
The engineers were in a pretty maddened rush at this point.
"Alright sir, get over here." I saw that they had somehow unfastened the back on the suit and that the armor on the back had hinged itself open along the bottom.
They had pulled up a ladder.
I got up the ladder, slipped into the back of the suit. They buttoned it up and then attached the helmet.
"Hold on a minute." a computer technicion said
A few minutes laters it shocked me. "damnit" I yelled
All of the sudden the whole thing came to life. The helmet's displays lit up in front of my eyes, all sorts of commands were creating themselves and disappearing across the console text commands. The muscles started to flex for the first time.
"Alright sir, try to walk" I tried to and completely fell down.
"shit" I heard them say
I managed to get up, and to start to slowly around.
"Alright, sir, we have a rudimentry jump pack on the suit, it won't get you flying but it can launch you for up to five or six seconds." the engineer said
"alright, I'm heading out." I said.
"where's a rifle?" I asked
"It's on your wrist, its a wrist triple plasma gun folded into the armor on the wrist"
I tried it, the armor directly on top of my right arm opened and deployed a small gun like device on top of the wrist, "holy crap this is cool"
I think that scientist smiled for the first time in the past 20 minutes.
Bleed White and Blue!
Out of Game: I am doing it in case you haven't noticed ( changing methods to fight dirty, their vocabulary, attitude etc. ), because they started training when they were born, so they have a few.....bugs to sort out and are a bit messed, I am doing it slowly ( not that slowly ), and making it interesting.
"Jake, your team will send a message, by sound, that we wish to talk,"
"Yes, Adm..." Shogun's expression changed and then he said, "err....I mean Captain,"
"Tell them, I want their leader on a directed line to us, tell them that.....we wish not to be interrupted by the Terran Alliance Security and Secret Intelligence Service...." Shogun said to Juliet 22.
"Understood sir, we will also get out man back,"
Shogun then said,
"If that is all, Shogun out,"
Jake Huston then ordered,
"Get me two pilots, and get them fly around this sector, using their speakers tell them to shout that we wish to talk with them,"
Then two Mobile Suits flow out of the hanger to spread the word.
Purveyor of Truth and Fact
Aaron cursed under his breath as the discharge arced across his shields before grounding out. He looked at the tricorder, now a simple paperweight, before sighing.
"You damned fool... what is it you're trying to do here? If you want a firefight you better believe you picked the wrong person to mess with... I could have my ship blast your entire base from orbit if I was here to destroy you, did you think of THAT?" he growled, becoming obviously irate. "We came here because of the amount of debris in orbit, looking to provide aid to those who needed it... where we are we aren't even sure at this point; it obviously isn't our earth. None the less, here we are... now are you going to help us get our man back or..."
He stopped as the base defenses went off.
"Damnit... tell your men to stand down! NOBODY HAS TO DIE." he grabbed the soldier and hoisted him to his feet. Otherwise, stay out of our way! I have no intention of taking you as my prisoner" he released the cuffs on the solider "so go out there and tell them to stand down!"
With that he shoved the soldier out into the clearing and backed under the stealth field. Climbing up onto the ARGO, he manned the phaser cannon with baited breath.
"Ryan, bring the ARGO into the Archangel. Everyone, onboard. With any luck they'll listen to reason... otherwise they may just shell the place. The Archangel's shields will give us a chance to bug out if we need to."
And with that they piled in and sealed up. The Archangel's shields came online as her primary systems powered up, including their deflectors.
"Lets just pray they do... I don't want any bloodshed on my hands today..." Aaron muttered.