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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2016, 12:18:44 am »
(I won't always post the rolls, but just to demonstrate how this all goes: 50 (Charm) + 10 (Fast Talking) + 10 (bunch of scary dudes behind the captain who implies you helped kill his father, pain is bad) + 10 (any admiral is scary) - 20 (stubborn lizard brained bureaucrat) - 5 ("Oh yeah, which admiral?") = modified 55. Rolled 29. Two degrees of success.)



Toomes becomes even more pale, if that's remotely possible. He stutters out some meaningless reply, his eyes flashing frantically between the faces of everyone present, before finally regaining his composure. "I... am sorry for the loss of such a great man, Captain." He scrolls through the list intently, focusing hard on it rather than look anyone present in the eyes. "While you have my sympathy, the UTA does not always act considerately in it's requests. Surely you understand, they must do what they need to in order to keep humanity prosperous and united." He stops scrolling, and brings up a single condition on the displays.

Quote from: Warrant of Liberty, Section 8 - Conditions

672. The Iliad shall, in the course of it's voyages, dock at the port at Alturis' World, and report on any activities there.


"A small thing, Captain, to be done at your leisure. Altruis is a world near the Rim, and a place you may pass near in your travels. It has previously been a key supplier of weaponry to our regional forces during previous compliance actions, though their services have not been called on in my lifetime. The Authority feels it would be beneficial to remind them of our existence, for the sake of unity and mutual prosperity." He waves the electropen towards Mark again.

His voice lowers slightly, so that the rest of the bridge crew cannot hear him, and his tone becomes a supplicating, pitiful one, bordering on a whine. "Please. My superiors will be unhappy if I can't get some kind of agreement from you. It's an easy chore, and won't pose any risk to you or your ship. Consult with your party if you disbelieve me. They may be familiar with it, and even if not, I doubt any of them would object to a short tour of a planetary manufacturing facility. It could even prove rather lucrative if the right opportunities arise."
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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2016, 12:26:14 am »
"I'm glad we could come to an understand Toomes. Now that my new conditions just list in this small but important task, I can now serve the UTA ever so faithfully." Mark said as he watched as the extra annoying terms and conditions leave the dataslate before signing his own name. To annoy Toomes even further, he had a small hear flourish at the end of his signature.

He then handed the dataslate over to Snow as he gave a sly wink.
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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2016, 12:44:38 am »
Snow gives a slight nod of approval, and takes a quick glance over the paperwork before adding her own signature as a witness. She then hands the slate off to Locke, giving him an appraising look.

"You can spell your name while still looking scary, right?" she whispers.
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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2016, 01:04:37 am »
"I'lL tRy #y be#t, mIss." Locke whispers, his voice carrying off into high-pitched feedback before cutting off completely at the end of his sentence. He signs quickly and surprisingly neatly, in rather small cursive, the wires in his throat having a small sparking fit here and there before he hands the slate back, running his other hand over the sparking electronics dismissively.
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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2016, 01:19:50 am »
Charo says in a hollow* sounding metallic voice to Locke, "Are ya okay?"

((*sounds like it's coming from something hollow, not snide))
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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2016, 01:31:31 am »
A sound not unlike two microphones being brought very close together erupts from Locke's throat, both a bit scary and a bit worrying, but if the light rumbling of his chest means anything, then it's actually apparently the noise he makes when laughing. "DoN'# worry about #t, hAppens more than yoU'd th#nk." He rumbles, shrugging dismissively.
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Event: An elderly human feeding itself to a group of kakapo. Did not express pain, appeared ambivalent.

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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2016, 01:37:57 am »
Toomes, looking just about as disturbed by the exchange between the broken-voiced Locke and the indecipherably accented Charo as he was by the Captain's threats, reaches out and takes the dataslate, grudgingly adding his own signature.

"I'm glad we could all agree." he said, his tone still retaining an element of whineyness to it. "I'm sure you... people have *things* to do, so we'll be out of your way." He motions to his lacky, and without any further pomp or ceremony, they depart the bridge.

Snow lets out a bit of a chuckle. "Well, that was pretty effective, sirs." She walks over to the nearest command console, and presses a few buttons. The displays revert to a varity of different readouts, and she gestures to one of them. "Engines are just about warmed up and ready to go, and that toad should be off the ship in about 20 minutes." Reaching over to the Captain's chair, she picks up a pile of dataslates that had been resting in it, and passes them around.

"Your chair is warmed up if you want it, sir, and if you don't object, I took the liberty of preparing some excerpts on recent travels before your father's deaths. There's a lot of mundane shit in there, but I though you and your officers might find some of it interesting." Glancing at the chronometer on her arm, she stands up and stretches. "If it's ok with you, sir, I have to check on our current Chief of Security, who's been in sickbay since the UTA boarded. It's been long enough that there might actually be something wrong. The bridge crew here knows what they're doing, and can get us undocked with no issues. May I be dismissed?"

Most of the log is indeed pretty unexciting, but there are a few items that seem to pop out a bit.

Quote from:  Recent Log Excerpts


- Passed through somewhere marked as the Verin system. Don't know what happened here, but there's nothing but a pile of wreckage, some burnt out hulls, and some big chunks of what might have been a planet at one point. It's all been floating out here a long time from the looks of it.

- Unnamed planet at 065.7603-778.3040-029.1929. Scans read life and a breathable atmosphere, lots of plant life. Sent two shuttles down, they never came back up.

- Overheard some talk in one of the bars in Ryza Station about a non-compliant planet near the Rim. Apparently the UTA has made it there yet, and the storyteller mentioned something about some incredibly powerful war machines. Might be worth a checkout.

- Stopped in at Kareem as per the conditions. Human civilization, mostly tribal. After submitting the report, we got a message from UTA to return and see if there was anything of value there. We'll get there eventually.

- BIG radiation storm at 901.9930-043.0780-111.5398. Some kind of anomaly in the center, but didn't want to risk everything investigating. Maybe when the storm dies down.

- As per conditions, went to check on the Bane system. Apparently something's gone down there - didn't get any transmissions when we entered the system, and came under fire almost immediately from an orbital station floating around Bane 1. Didn't bother reporting that to the UTA, I'm sure they'll eventually notice it when they realize the Gate is wrecked. Scans showed some serious damage to both inhabited planets in the system - those guys have enough trouble without the fucking Authority coming in.

- Lyrza is swimming in old tech. Brought some on board for trade. If we had more time here, I'd try to figure out where it's coming from.

- Did a flyby of Hubbard's World as per the conditions. Gate is still up and running (no surprise), but there's absolutely no traffic. Tons of transmissions, pretty much all religious in nature. Weird shit. Reported this to the UTA, who promptly told us they don't give two fucks as long as the gate is going.

- Some kind of new drug floating around. Ran into some samples as far coreward as Proxima Station. Apparently it's good shit, but the supply has been cut off for a while now. Maybe someone got too greedy. If we were less busy, might be worth trying to get a cut.

- Did a check of a completely empty patch of space. Had to stay there a week as per conditions. Waste of fucking time. Thanks, Sam. Glad you died well before my time.

- Stopped in at Gorgon's Palace. Motherfucker who came up with the idea of a pleasure world is a godsend. Good times.

- Distress call of some kind at 087.0589-322.2340-775.0394. We were far enough away that we couldn't detect the source, but whatever's there has a pretty powerful transmitter, and given that we were at least 150 lightyears out, is probably long dead.



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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2016, 02:05:14 am »
"Thank you Snow, you are dismissed."

It was then for the final act of taking command of the ship, something Mark has waited to do for a long time. He finally got to sit in the commanding chair, the chair his forefathers have worked tirelessly to maintain.

"So, I purpose we start our way from the top and work our way down. Any objections?"
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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2016, 11:27:12 am »
Roland shook his head as he said "That decision is up to you captain. For now I'll be heading to sickbay in case the Chief of Security requires my services. That is if that's okay with you."

Roland checked the clock on the bridge and took note of the time as he waited for the OK to go to sickbay.

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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2016, 03:23:46 pm »
"Hey, cap'n, oi'll be at the canteen or whatever the technical title is... Call for me if you need me." Charo heads to the canteen
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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2016, 03:59:30 pm »
"Insubordinate Charo..." Mark says as he waves his hand in annoyance, "Go ahead Chaplin, see to whatever you need to. We set our course to the Verin Sector!"
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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2016, 04:48:23 pm »
Collin headed to the canteen to get some food. "I hope the food here isn't like the last place I was stationed at..." He mumbled. (Grade A responses here, folks! But no srsly I'm just really busy :c)
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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2016, 10:57:08 pm »
Roland

Snow walks with you down the corridor, and you both enter the lift. "Well, that probably could have gone worse." She takes a pack of cigarettes out of her pocket, seems to contemplate them for a moment, then puts them away without lighting one. "What do you think of our new Captain and his friends?"



Charo and Collin

(Roll=44)

You wander the ship for a little bit, taking lifts at random, and ending up deep in the lower decks, before finally concluding that neither of you actually have any idea where any of the onboard services are. Fortunately, there's tons of people moving through the corridors for you to ask.

The first one who stops is a rather dirty looking man wearing a mismatch of what might have been uniforms at some point, likely at least a generation or two ago. "Ayuh, there's mor'n one place fer a man to eat and drink on the Iliad, sirahs. The best fer me is the canteen just near the engineering section. It innit the best of eats, or the best of drinks, but it's my peoples, if yeh get the meanin'." He quickly scrawls down the location for you and continues on his to where ever he was going before you can ask any other questions, chuckling to himself.



The Bridge

"Undocking procedure complete." The report rings out through the bridge's comms system, taking everyone a little off-guard. Compared to the docking and undocking of the shuttle, detaching the a ship the size of the Iliad from the enormous space station was smooth and silent.

Several of the displays above the command consoles begin to light up, displaying an increase in engine power, as well as navigational readouts. Outsides of the massive viewport, you can see the stormy, paint-pallet surface of Jupiter slide in front of you as the ship begins it's turn away from the port. One of the small speakers on the Captain's chair chimes, and the voice of one of the senior lieutenants running the navigational section several floors below you crackles through. "All systems look normal, Captain. It's good to be back up and moving again. We're about an hour and a half out from reaching a safe warp distance, and we can start plotting your desired course any time."

There is a pause, and the voice adds "Unless you or one of the officers would like the honors, sir. Things have been moved around a  bit since you were last onboard, I believe. You can access most command functions from the banks on your level."
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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2016, 11:55:59 pm »
Roland shook his head as he said "The captain I'm not sure about, seems decent. The others..." Roland reached up to idly rub the cross that normally hung around his neck and realized he had forgotten it and let his hand drift down to his trace the pattern on his chest plate through the duster "...I don't know, haven't talked to any of 'em long enough."

He looked up at the ceiling before continuing to say "And there's nothing wrong with smoking, heck if I could get my hands on a good cigar I'd smoke one."

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Re: Faster Than Light (IC, It's about time)
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2016, 12:26:39 am »
Locke heads on over next to the Captain as the others leave, taking a look at the list Snow handed him and glancing at it dismissively. "Hmmm...Wh#lp, lOoks al#ight wIth mE, cap'n. I'd ass#me Some aRe a bit more lucrat#ve thAn others, but that's si#pler than decidINg which one, I'd #uess." Taking his eyes away from the list, he reaches his gloved hand up to his throat, before smacking the microphone in the center of the ancient gaping wound a few times with his palm. Satisfied, he extends the same hand towards Hansen, his mouth just barely creased into a smile.

"Ahem. Hamilton Locke. Not sure if you'd read my file yet. Pleased ta meet ya, Captain Hansen." His voice is mildly clearer with this sentence, still a little crackly, but at least there's no static.
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