- May 3, 2019
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my PC may die in a blaze of particle cannon glory very shortly, so the issue may be moot.
my PC may die in a blaze of particle cannon glory very shortly, so the issue may be moot.
It seems the teleporter can only transfer to somewhere, not remotely "grab" something as such. He'll need the authorisation codes to access any function of the teleporter.OOC: How feasible would it be to overwrite the operation and teleport this marine... somewhere else?
OOC: Typically they wouldn't, i.e. not built in as standard on their suits.OOC: Do I know if the Jovian trooper armor has sensors to pinpoint Finn through the metal walls?
"Luca is the name""Let's talk, soldier. There's no rush and nobody is going anywhere. We'll sit tight for now. I won't ask you your name, but is there something I can call you instead of 'hey you'?"
After the man introduces himself, Finn continues.
"I take it that you're a merc. I'm not sure if your employers have told you, but every Inner Way facility is being raided as we speak by Titan authorities. Let's make a deal: together, we'll try to find the way that gets us both out of here alive and free.
"Now, how do you propose I hand over Mr. Cooper and the rest of our team without both of us doing hard time in the mines, given that we're all in communication with headquarters? In case you can't think of anything, I have a counter-proposal for you that will get you out of here without a jail sentence. I think you can guess what I have in mind. What's your endgame, <whatever name he gives>?"
“Well Luca, have you considered a career in bounty hunting? If you give me a minute I can see what headquarters is willing to pay. What are these guys paying? I’ll see if they can match the offer.How about you give me your counter-proposal first?"
"Sort of. We'll speak more depending on what you get me. And make it fast, this is a tense situation here, can't delay too long"“Well Luca, have you considered a career in bounty hunting? If you give me a minute I can see what headquarters is willing to pay. What are these guys paying? I’ll see if they can match the offer.
“As a bonus, you wouldn’t spend the rest of your life wanted for one of the worst acts of terrorism in human history. You know what these guys are up to, right?”
“I won’t forget this, Administrator.”Koga comes on the comm line to Finn and the others.
"I've sent the payment approval to your tablet. If he syncs his suit to it he'll get double the standard Jovian Merc fee. I'll have to listen to some political nonsense later for this, but I think your need is obvious"
Lassiter heads over to investigate.It seems the teleporter can only transfer to somewhere, not remotely "grab" something as such. He'll need the authorisation codes to access any function of the teleporter.
Around the time Lassiter is checking this Bravo team contacts him to report they've found a teleportation device next to the kitchen.
The tablet displays PAYMENT AUTHORIZED. A few minutes later Cooper and Finn hear loud clangs, then a rumble.Finn opens the intercom channel.
“Luca, I got something I think will make you smile. Sync up with my tablet to see the offer. And watch your ass out there, soldier.”
OOC: Finn does whatever one does in such situations.
Lassiter enters the room next to the kitchen and finds a longish room containing nothing but a terminal and smaller version of the teleporter he saw in the FTL lab. This one looks like a person could just about fit into it. Bravo team stand nearby with two dead bodies on the ground riddled with bullets.Lassiter heads over to investigate.
OOC: How does the other squaddie look?Lassiter enters the room next to the kitchen and finds a longish room containing nothing but a terminal and smaller version of the teleporter he saw in the FTL lab. This one looks like a person could just about fit into it. Bravo team stand nearby with two dead bodies on the ground riddled with bullets.
"Sorry Sir, they weren't backing down. Couldn't take the chance" one of the Bravo team guards says, a bit shocked looking.
The other squad member looks shaken as wellOOC: How does the other squaddie look?
"First time using live fire?" Lassie asks, trying to gauge the reaction. Once he gets an answer, he will move to the teleporter terminal to see if there is a log of usage and co-ordinates.
Lassie takes note of the co-ordinates. He nods at the two squaddies to return to the main hall. "You did fine. Don't stress this, you did your jobs and did 'em for the good of the colony." Lassie then keys into his radio. "Charlie, take over on Bravo's Route, Bravo Team, take over watching the hall. Alpha, what's your status?The other squad member looks shaken as well
"Yes, never had to before. Colony is pretty sedate...." he stares ahead.
The logs show a recent teleportation to the bar the trio were at, as well as a long log of many teleportations to the visitation site over the past year. Also the odd few to their church.
One seems to be a destination outside the colony, whether it's Titan's surface or elsewhere is unclear.
Finn steps out of the side room, repacking his demo charge. “Glad I didn’t have to try strapping this on your ass."Where to bosses?" he directs at both Finn and Cooper.
"The regular ones will probably give up when you make it clear that their own government is assaulting here, along with myself. The Inner Circle guarding the Vault below, I doubt it. They're real believers, death won't matter to them"Finn steps out of the side room, repacking his demo charge. “Glad I didn’t have to try strapping this on your ass.
“Coop and <redshirt>, all good? Hold on to those grenades just in case.
“Luca, we want to arrest as many as possible with a minimum of bloodshed. My plan is to hit the bridge now and broadcast a demand for surrender. Based on what you’ve seen, does that seem realistic to you?”
Finn takes a deep breath. "Well I'm extremely glad that I didn't have to try it.""That demo pack might have killed me. Could have killed you too if it took out a wall. You've got guts Shah"
"Wouldn't mind that beer and yes, I can pull off the hatch. There's about six of them in there now. There's a computer terminal inside that will unlock the door down to their 'Inner Sanctum'. I've only been there once. Pile of book shelves, meditative mats and that giant sealed vault. Most of the Inner Circle of the cult should be there."Finn takes a deep breath. "Well I'm extremely glad that I didn't have to try it."
Finn makes sure the area beyond the hatch is clear. "I'll buy you a beer or ten when this is done. Let's move on the bridge. Are you able to tear the bridge hatch off with your servos?"
Finn then moves into place next to the hatch to the bridge, shouldering his SMG. He turns to Cooper. "Are you ready? Any reservations?
"Good Copy, lets corral the detainees, search em for anything they shouldn't be carrying." Lassie unloads the ammo and takes the keycard. He begins investigating the other areas in the base, room by room.He finds two pistols and some ammo, as well as a data card.
"Bravo and Alpha here Sir. Site secured. No casualities"
Titan's chief of Police answers in short order.Keying into his long range radio, Lassie calls out. "Lima Team checking in - site secure. Two dead hostiles, no casualties on friendlies. Found an AI core and a teleportation device, looks like they had some small scale version of the tech they were putting to use. I need crime scene techs if we have any, Chief, to process the two dead."
The teams get the detainees rounded up in short order. As Lassiter explores the rooms, he finds a good few weapons in the dormitories. Pistols and shotguns. Comms is in reality a computer set up to hack into Titan's network and broadcasts on as yet unused official channels. The Rec room and Kitchen don't hold many surprises, aside from the fact that food seems high quality.Smith said:"Good Copy, lets corral the detainees, search em for anything they shouldn't be carrying." Lassie unloads the ammo and takes the keycard. He begins investigating the other areas in the base, room by room.
Luca sets the particle cannon humming. "No problem boss".Finn steps into the bridge, holding his SMG at the ready. "You four..." he says, indicating the ones with their hands up. "Hands folded behind your heads, on your knees. <Redshirt>, please search and restrain the prisoners. Luca, please cover the arresting officer."
The cult member hands his pistol to Finn slowly with a slightly quizzical look. He speaks into the microphone as Finn instructs.Eyeing the fellow who opened the door, Finn continue. "I need the pistol that was used to subdue your overseer," he says, indicating the body. "Then hang out with me for a moment before joining your friends." To all the prisoners: "You'll be treated fairly for your compliance, although we are going to need quick answers to some questions in a minute."
Finn then hits the nearest intercom. "This is Finn Shah operating on behalf of Titan Police. This vessel is surrounded and we have captured the bridge. All members of the Inner Way are under arrest for participation in terrorist activities. Surrender peacefully to our security team in the cargo hold and you will be treated well and given a fair trial. Tell them," Finn says to the man who opened the door, gesturing to the microphone.
"Just breached our way into the bridge section Sir, we should be upstairs from your position. Will do""Alpha Team, report your status. If all is well, please disarm any Inner Way members who surrender to you, and detain them in the cargo hold."
The Sub driver acknowledges and says he's heading back.Finn opens the common missions channel. "The Visitation Site bridge has been secured. We're waiting for reports from Alpha Squad, but we haven't suffered any casualties so far. One cultist is down, apparently shot by less devout members. Transport sub requested to breach the bridge section for medevac and prisoner transport.
"Be careful" Koga says with genuine concern in her voice "You're confirming my worst suspicions about the cult. Hiring a marine from the Zaibatsus, high tech security. I didn't think they had the resources. You've done enough for this colony already. If things get too much, please pull out. Good luck"Edgewise said:"There's a whole lower floor with access controlled by a very expensive 'blood lock.' The leadership and god knows what else probably wait within. I think I can gain access. I'll report back if we can't, or once we have more developments." Finn signs off.
OOC: Gave you an advantage for this to represent the medical scanners and healing systems in Luca's suit (see below). Second roll successful: hereFinn waits to hear back from Omega Squad, and
examines the data drives to see what can be recovered, for both short term intelligence and long term evidence. (OOC: Hopefully his Scavenging skill is of use here.)(OOC: [EDIT] What was I thinking? I imagine my PC would have reacted to the situation more immediately that I did.) uses his First Aid training to see if there's anything he can do for the severely wounded cultist.
His condition is stabilising, he's in a deep sleep brought on by the bacteria to heal him, but he's doing well.After talking to Koga and Lassiter, Finn signs off and checks on the wounded prisoner, who was injected with a dosage of the bacterial gel.
"He has access" a short young woman with jet black hair says coming forward "My name is Karen...downstairs is like a study and meditation chamber, but it contains the entry to, well "Revelation" is what the higher ups call it. That's were our founder had his visions. We're not allowed in there, but I've been in the study once or twice. From what I've seen I think one of the cameras has some sort of gun fitted into it" she says with a tremor in her hand."Who can tell me about what's downstairs, and whether this guy," indicating the injured zealot, "has access? You heard me on the horn - vital cooperation could go a long way towards exoneration. I'm no lawyer but you have my word that I'll make sure your name is known to the Administrator in a very good light. Speak your name and what you know if you want to help."
Lassie enters the room with the fusion reactor. Nobody present, just the machine itself pulsing in the corner of the room.Lassie takes and loads a shotgun before badging into the fusion reactor. "Charlie team, I'm heading into the fusion reactor, please swing by and support me. Alpha and Bravo, hold the main hall."
Lassie inspects the gouges to see if they align with being a dense, strong blade of some kind or more naturally (jagged).Lassie enters the room with the fusion reactor. Nobody present, just the machine itself pulsing in the corner of the room.
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The console lies up the ladder on the left. It's bathed in the blue light of the fusion plasma within the reactor. The entry port for the key card Lassie found is under the console's keypad.
Lassie however does notice strange scrape marks along the floor of the room and one on the reactor itself to the left. One cuts into the steel covering on the back of the reactor to a depth of about two inches
Finn replies calmly, "Karen, that's very useful information. When we get out of here, I'm going to let Koga know that you helped. In case you weren't listening to our conversation, she's someone you can rely on."He has access" a short young woman with jet black hair says coming forward "My name is Karen...downstairs is like a study and meditation chamber, but it contains the entry to, well "Revelation" is what the higher ups call it. That's were our founder had his visions. We're not allowed in there, but I've been in the study once or twice. From what I've seen I think one of the cameras has some sort of gun fitted into it" she says with a tremor in her hand.
Finn safely dismantles the data drives within the bridge room. One of the drives is a crystal storage unit containing data that can only be read by an AI, but the rest are conventional data drives.Finn starts to dismantle the data drives for transport (OOC: relying on his Scavenging skill). During that time, he'll see if he can spot anything control functions for the autoturret and any floor plans that describe the inner sanctum.