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Title: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Staff-Team on August 19, 2014, 05:52:21 AM
 Situated in the outer edges of the Tallellinian Sector, this area was more like a mini galaxy within a galaxy with some of the planets as big as suns themselves. The Vanir home world is in fact one of eight moons that rotate about a blue giant known as Elfir, it is 2/3rds the size of Earth and the gravity is about 96% of Earth's so the impact is not felt so much.

 The primary base is located near the upper regions of the moon on a large super island that is more a continent in itself. Moderate in climate except for winters which are harsh and last for nine of the 14 months of one year. The base is sprawled over around 300 square miles of tall spires and structures that in a way mimic much of Atlantis.


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Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on December 04, 2018, 08:43:15 AM
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<<From Dreadnought>

<Spirit of Liberty>

Rob blinked as they reappeared in a new area.  "Cloaking in place now," he said, hitting a sequence of buttons to make sure they weren't able to be detected.  "Ladies and gentlemen, please remained seated as this ride has not come to a complete stop," he said, mimicking the voices he always heard at amusement parks.

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on December 06, 2018, 12:44:05 PM
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<From M35-117>

The jump to hyperspace with the Wildcats had been fairly normal, though Jack and AJ both were reminded of long endurance flights over the Pacific, just without anything to look at but the stars...

"Hobo 1-1, all systems green, nothing on RWR." Jack reported, looking around at the system before them.

"Hobo 1-2, ditto that. Liberty, it's your show, we're just here to smack anyone upside the head who gets out of line." AJ said.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on December 07, 2018, 11:05:34 AM
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 Blinking lights all green told Alecia that things were....all green, which gave cause for her to smile. "Hobo one and two, Liberty copy. We'll hold here while we do a scan of the place. Our most up to date intel tells us the Vanir are few in number and much of what they do and have is run robotically. So we're likely to come against little to no face to face contact, or at worst a million Genii clones. Major Lorne.." Her eyes were front and center on the planet/moon, the thing was huge but not even a blink compared to the actual giant blue planet that was running this system, almost as big as a small star in itself. "...start a surface sweep, we're looking for any possible large complexes."

 By now she was running through routine check lists, next was the escort's secondary mission. "Hobo, I think at this point your help will be invaluable, we'll need a probe of their defences from all three of us. We have enough EW gear on all three ships to be as good as being cloaked in any case; still these guys are pretty smart we can't deny that...Cadman, Ngyuen, you two aren't just passengers, look in the small locker attached to each side entry door, you'll find in each a pair of high resolution infra red/ night vision binoculars. Those attached to the gimble fitting on the door window so we'll need your mark 1 eyeballs on the job as we make our passes. Maxwell, beside the rear cargo door up back there is a larger locker, open it, you'll find a .50 caliber chain gun that fits into a pressurized port just below either of the rear windows, it has its own sighting mechanism, you can take care of that." Pretty much all tasks assigned now, all they had to do was commit.

 Lastly. "Rob, you'll be flying, I'm going to use my secondary sensors to assist Major Lorne, just so we don't miss anything...are we all ready to rock?"

 @Bluebell722 @sorra @Cipherhornet18
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Bluebell722 on December 07, 2018, 12:05:36 PM
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Maj. Evan Lorne
Lt. Laura Cadman
Sgt. Robert Cheung
Cpl. Doyle Maxwell

"Roger that, Major," Evan said, and he leaned in, fired up the scanners for a sweep.

Maxwell was far too excited at the notion of being a gunner, and he bounced to his feet, headed to the locker to find the .50 cal.

Cadman and Cheung acknowledged Satterfield's orders, heading off to find their equipment and then settling in to be extra eyes.

Evan was tense, knew what the Vanir were capable of, hoped that they really had deserted this place - and that they'd left something behind.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on December 08, 2018, 08:14:31 AM
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Rob glanced over at Alecia.  Well, it seemed like she had everything in hand and knew just who she wanted to do what.  There was no reason to argue.  It was all very sound logic.  "You got it, major," he grinned.  Rob loved flying so he wouldn't argue there at all.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on December 09, 2018, 06:31:12 AM
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"Liberty, Hobo 1-1. Instead of going hot, which as fun as that might be, the Wildcat upgrades did NOT include a cloaking device, let's try to be more discrete. I was rather clear with the Colonel that we're not doing this for shock and awe." Jack commented with a disapproving tone.

"Hobo 1-2 here. Recommend we stay weapons tight and only go hot if Alpha Romeo Two gets in too deep. Liberty, you can probably be better positioned to track their progress and provide immediate fire support as needed. If needed. Hobo 1, maybe better if we instead take the lead and do overhead flybys first." AJ suggested. She knew Jack was still bitter about losing one of his own during the Genii base assault, only worsened because the tactics used had been fueled by emotion over any operational logic.

"Concur, 1-2. Liberty, we are not here to light up the base, we are here on recon. Alpha Romeo Two is doing the leg work, we are only here to provide cover, and in your case, get them in and get them out. That does not happen if you turn the volume up to 11 and light the place up like Baghdad at midnight during the Gulf War before they're even boots on the ground." Jack added, "Find an LZ, we're going to break atmo and run for terrain masking altitude to do some recon. 1-2, let's go."

Jack banked his fighter towards the surface, with AJ off of his starboard wing going trail. The two fighters easily penetrated the atmosphere and raced for the ground. The two former Hornet pilots pulled up in sync just before they would hit the ground, and their fighters were now only a couple of thousand feet off the ground at this point. They then banked around and started towards the last known location of the Vanir base.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on December 11, 2018, 08:45:17 AM
<Spirit Of Liberty>

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 The youngest member of the team was still suffering the awe and shock of the 401's take of procedure then the subsequent jump into hyper space. This was effectively her first beyond planet space adventure since she arrived at Atlantis via the gate and had only ever been beyond that in a Puddle Jumper surveying the mainland from orbit. So this was something completely out there for her; despite her initial reaction she was liking it.

 "Copy that Major." Her small voice went over the internal radio as she followed Laura's lead, swinging the mechanism into place over the side door window. The hi-res binoculars fitted into place perfectly and she found she could move them around roughly 30 degrees either side as well as vertically both ways. She played around with the settings for a moment until it was correct for her eyes, focusing on one of the 302's to begin with. She could almost see the stitching on AJ's flight suit. Amazing! Was her best reaction.



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 "Recon only Hobo. We follow the Scouts rule book on this one. When and only when we feel we can safely put AR-2 down we will do so after we make that decision jointly." Alecia pushed the 401 down after the two fighters keeping a distance of about three kilometers behind them. "Right people we're going down low and slow, eyes on the ball, we have one chance and one chance only. Any sign of immediate danger, we bug out." She glanced over at Rob, nodding to him. "Hold her steady Rob, center line flat at six hundred knots relative to the surface; we'll keep to ten thousand on the first sweep, then drop to a thousand when we've found a suitable place that looks inviting. We can assume the main area we need to find will most likely be the biggest." She twisted around for a moment. "Evan, keep a watch on the alarm system, as soon as you even see a red glow on the warning panel shout very loudly."

 @sorra @Bluebell722
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on December 11, 2018, 11:07:01 AM
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Rob rechecked his headings.  He didn't want to waver even a bit.  At least not until they needed to.  He glanced out the window though, wondering just what they were getting themselves into.  It was a bit eerie if he thought about it.

"Holding steady.  Everything still seems normal," he commented.  Except for the uneasiness in his stomach that was.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Bluebell722 on December 11, 2018, 02:38:15 PM
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Maj. Evan Lorne
Lt. Laura Cadman
Sgt. Robert Cheung
Cpl. Doyle Maxwell

"Roger that, Major." Evan kept an eye on his panel. He glanced at Henschel. "Is it just me, or is it unnaturally quiet down there? Even if they abandoned the place, unless they took the care to shut down every single light and fan as it were, shouldn't one of us see...something? And they'd be fools not to leave security up. Plus they seem kinda spiteful, like they'd leave security up just to mess with whoever comes after them. But it seems awfully...dead. Or maybe cloaked."

Maxwell found the .50 cal and got it set up with quick, steady hands, a bounce in his step.

He reported in to Satterfield and Lorne. "Ready, Major." Two birds, one stone.

Cadman, with Nguyen on her heels, found the goggles and suited up, ready to assist.

She reported in to Satterfield and Lorne. "Ready to get my eyes on the prize, Major."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on January 11, 2019, 03:21:53 AM
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"Hobo 1-2 here, looks like we've got something at my location." AJ reported, "FLIR is picking up what looks like a concentrated structure partially concealed here. Going to call it a bunker if I had to guess."

From 3,000 feet, the site wouldn't have stuck out to the naked eye. But infrared scans were showing an unusual mass of heat in the middle of nowhere, like an orange blob in a field of purple.

"Anything else out there, 1-2?" Jack asked, checking both his own FLIR scans and visuals, just to be sure there wasn't some kind of weapons emplacement or hidden hostile force waiting to ambush them.

"Negative, 1-1. Matches the site that was found by friendlies back a few years ago, so I'd say we have a winner. Liberty, I'm seeing several good LZ sites nearby, both to beam down and to land." AJ replied, marking the site with an electronic waypoint marker for all to pick up on.

"Confirmed. Liberty, begin your approach. Once you're in position, we'll return to orbit to watch for any activity." Jack said. Something did not feel right about this mission, but he had to figure it was its own paranoia talking, not the actual conditions.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 12, 2019, 09:43:10 AM
<Spirit Of Liberty>

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 "Copy that Hobo. We're in the pipe five by five." Satterfield confirmed the marker, then switched the control from Rob's position to hers. "You're in observation mode now Rob, keep an eye out the side for clearance, it'd be a hell of a time to hit something now."

 Bringing the ship down once they had stopped over the target reminded Alecia all too much of the old Star Wars films with Luke flying through the structure of the Death Star; this looked far much like that, the primary difference being this was real. "Hobo, Liberty. LZ confirmed, going down." She initiated the wing fold, which effectively brought up the outer 60% length of the 401's wings to lay across the top. Using the vectoring nozzles she brought Liberty down gently with a firm bump once they had hit a solid surface.

 Twisting in her seat she left the engines on idle, speaking to Lorne. "Give me two minutes to check the atmosphere Major." That would be really dumb if they couldn't breathe here. After that amount of time it was confirmed the atmosphere was breathable, quite good quality in fact. One small issue was gravity, it was around 0.85 of what they were used to. "Confirmed. Don't try anything super athletic though, you're going to be feeling much lighter than expected here."

 "Dayam!" Lou exclaimed. "If I were any lighter I'd disappear into oblivion." She was barely 45 kg's as it was now.

 The whine of the hydraulics was heard clearly as the rear door dropped down. "Major Lorne, you're on." Alecia told him. Then to Rob. "We'll wait until they've found an entry point, then rejoin Hobo. I'd rather be up there, than here like a sitting duck."

 @Bluebell722 @sorra


Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Bluebell722 on January 12, 2019, 12:05:11 PM
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Maj. Evan Lorne
Lt. Laura Cadman
Sgt. Robert Cheung
Cpl. Doyle Maxwell


<Spirit of Liberty>

"Thank you, Major," Evan said, rising up. He called over his shoulder, "AR-2, suit up, do a comm check, and then let's go." At Nguyen's comment, he added, "Maybe put some stones in your pockets so you can keep your traction when we're out there on the ice, as it were."

It wouldn't hurt to bring extra supplies to an unknown environment.

It was Maxwell who scampered over to another cupboard and found a bunch of extra ammo clips. He distributed them with a cheerful grin. "All for one and one for all."

It was Cheung, who tended to mother-hen his teammates, who made sure they had their extra ammo secured properly in their tac vests and webbing. "Here," he said to Cadman, hands deft on one of the side pockets of her tac vest. "Let me get that for you."

Cadman said, with no small trace of amusement, "Thanks, mom."

Once everyone was ready, Evan had them assemble at the rear hatch.

"AR-2, Major Satterfield, do you copy?" Evan asked.
"I copy, sir," Cadman said. "Ma'am, do you read me?"
"Copy, sir," Cheung said. "Do you read me, ma'am?"
"Check, sir," Maxwell said. "Spirit of Liberty, do you copy?"

Once their radios checked out, the stepped off of the shift. Evan took point, trusted Carman to have their six.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on January 14, 2019, 09:58:27 AM
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Rob pulled a face, his blue eyes dancing.  "I like a challenge as much as the next guy, but getting my wings torn off is not in the agenda for the day.  I'll play lookout."  He certainly didn't want to see anything happen to anyhow.

Rob glanced back at the others as they prepared to step off the ship.  "Careful out there," he warned them.  "We'll have our ears on."  He prayed that things would go smoothly, but one never knew. This planet gave him the creeps if he was honest.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 14, 2019, 04:25:50 PM
<Spirit Of Liberty>

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 The sudden noise of the rear door opening made Lou start, she wasn't expecting things to happen so quickly, she didn't even really feel the landing. Still she was able to recover enough to take a hint from from Lorne enough to go foraging in the arms locker herself; not that she wouldn't be weighed down enough with her pack but you never know. Finding four reasonably heaving frag grenades, she checked to see that the pins were secured firmly, then she clipped them onto her tac vest. "I think these will do fine sir." After that the bigger than Lou pack was hoisted on her back and she fell in behind Robert, turning around to Laura. "All set Lieutenant? You can watch my pretty backside from your position as we hi ho off to work we go." She did the radio thing. "One two, one two radio check."

 Up front despite the seriousness of the situation Alecia could only but chuckle at AR-2's willingness to at least try to lighten things up. She tapped Rob on the back of his gloved hand. "We're going to have to make sure this little circus troupe come back in one piece Rob or we'll loose our entertainment." Pressing the coms button at her throat she replied to all across the one channel. "Liberty radio check. Now get going will you, and radio in when you can as often as you can. We have no idea what we're walked into." She'd give them five minutes to be clear before she lifted off again.

 Out in the open it was cold and Lou pulled her parka closer. Air was good and clean but she was to be truthful shaking in her size 5 boots. Here they were sneaking into an Alien facility to who knows what; yes she was scared, who wouldn't be. She pressed closer to Maxwell for safety if nothing else as Evan led them along a gantry and hopefully a way in.

 @Bluebell722 @sorra 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on January 16, 2019, 01:47:29 PM
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"Copy. We're breaking atmo now, keep an eye on things down there." Jack ordered, angling his Wildcat for the open skies, AJ on his wing. They both hit their aerospikes and the two fighters were back in space in under 5 seconds.

"Hawk, I'm picking up something...wait...no, it's gone." AJ said, "Dropped before I could get a bearing on it. Possible sensor echo."

"Away from the planet?" Jack asked.

"Yeah, but nothing else past that. Try a focus scan?" AJ asked.

"Negative. If it's some kind of observation unit, I'd rather not tip it off. And if it's a sensor echo, I'd rather not light us up to anything on the ground." Jack replied.

"Hawk, that's just it. There's nothing down there past that bunker. I thought intel said they had a site more Ancient in nature here." AJ pointed out, "Not the first time intel has been wrong but something feels wrong."

"Why do you think we're up here? And why'd you think I told the Colonel not to bring the entire fleet along?" Jack said, banking his fighter around again to check around them.

"...hop frequency, November-Juliet." AJ requested. It was a frequency the two of them set up, the designation was absolute nonsense to anyone else. But they picked it for that specific reason, and NJ was the tail-code used by VFA-94.

"What's up?" Jack asked once they made the change to their private channel.

"You're mad at Elle but couldn't tell her and you don't trust our new boss." AJ said. It wasn't a question, either, she knew him too well to not get into his head.

"Yeah. Elle should've stepped down..." Jack said.

"What, and leave us at the mercy of Aria? She's as spineless as an order of boneless chicken. How she made it this far is beyond me, and the Aussies aren't that hard up for officers." AJ replied, while still watching the sensor displays carefully. The contact still didn't show up.

"Howler got killed because she wanted to just keep throwing iron at stuff, like if she blew up enough stuff, Mike would come back like that. And then come to find, he was never there, and the ground teams could've done all of their work without us being put into the line of fire like that. I'm fed up with these gung-ho commanders with their "kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out" mentality." Jack said.

"I know, I was there. And I get it, I do. We've thrown so many -302 drivers away that they had to pull from the Navy and Marines, not to mention internationally, just to have enough to fly the friggin' things. Otherwise, the Air Force would've never let us come in, regardless of our experience. Haley would've gotten into -302s before we did had they not lost so many Air Force pilots." AJ pointed out. "But you can't hold onto that anger, just like you told me to not hold onto mine. Obviously she listened, we didn't bring the whole fleet, so it's not as bad as you think, Jack."

"Yeah, you're right. Just...not happy about it, and I don't intend to entertain some newly minted Colonel's power trip fantasy. Alright, that's enough for now, freq hop back to mission channel." Jack said.

"Roge. And I love you." AJ replied.

"Love you, too." Jack said and they were back on channel.

"Liberty, interrogative. You see any ruins down there of what intel said should be there? Something's not reading right here. Also, be advised, possible sensor echo spotted and lost. Be on alert." Jack went straight back to buisness.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Bluebell722 on January 17, 2019, 04:59:32 PM
<Surface, LZ near 401>

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Maj. Evan Lorne
Lt. Laura Cadman
Sgt. Robert Cheung
Cpl. Doyle Maxwell

Evan took point, narrating into his radio as he went to stay in contact with Major Satterfield and the 401.
 
*radio*

"Approaching narrow stairs headed straight up at twelve o'clock," he said. He added, to his teammates, "Don't fall over the sides."

He did a quick visual inspection. They looked like they were intact. He tested the first step. Seemed solid. No indication of unstable structure. He proceeded. The good thing about this narrow stairway was that enemies could only engage on foot from a limited direction. The bad thing was that if enemies overwhelmed them, they'd either have to beat a hasty retreat - inefficient - or bail over the sides - likely to cause injury.

"I knew that time I learned to walk a tight rope would come in handy," Maxwell said, only loud enough for the others to hear.

Evan knew Maxwell was watching the skies, that Cheung would be checking left, Cadman would be keeping an eye on their six. Evan reported the condition of the structure so far to the 401, kept advancing at a measured pace, not too loud, not too slow.

*Radio*

"Top of the stairs," Evan informed Satterfield. "Turning right. There's a door about a hundred meters. Approaching now."

Evan kept an eye out for any kind of tripwires, surveillance, or other security measures as he led the way to the door. There were none. There was also no doorknob or any type of control panel to open the door, which was heavy and metal and very solid. Evan reached out, pressed his hands to the door, testing its temperature. It was cool. Probably airtight as well as insulating. He ran his hands over the door and the frame, checking for cracks or breaks or seals they might be able to take advantage of to get in, but there were none. Vanir construction was solid.

He informed Satterfield that they'd found the door and it was sealed, and they'd have to breach it to get in.

He said, to Cadman, "Lieutenant, you ready to light it up?"

She shouldered her way to the door, already reaching into her tac vest pockets for explosives, scanning the door critically. "Always, sir."

Cheung nudged Nguyen. "You want in?"

Evan said, "Pyros first."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 18, 2019, 09:50:40 AM
<Spirit Of Liberty>

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 "AR-2 Copied. Stay safe and we'll be a call away unless something occurs that blocks our coms. If you're going in, leave a radio by the exit with the channel open so it can relay your calls, best to play safe. Liberty out, we'll be in orbit shortly oh and if you find anything in the way of trinkets, don't even think about bringing them back, they could be a Trojan horse if you get my drift."

 Now was the time. "Rob full power in a moment after I answer Hobo. We'll need to lift vertically, then full wing out at 100ft."

 ******************

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 Stepping out in line, Lou avoided looking over the railing as if she were walking over a pit of crocs far down below. She hated those gargantuan reptiles with a fervent passion having seen one take an outboard motor completely off the back of a RHIB during training exercises in the far north of Australia. Pointedly, she was terrified until such point as they reached that door and didn't feel drawn to looking below any longer.

 So the door. A solid mass as it appeared to be. "Well if Lieutenant Cadman is going to blow this thing and there is creeps below we don't want to have knowing we're coming, wouldn't that be the same as saying 'Lucy we're home!" She had to work at it to grin. "What did Satterfield mean by Trojan Horse?"

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<Liberty>

 "Hobo, Liberty. We're about to lift off. Currently we're in this valley type of construction between two immense buildings, we're sitting on a large platform with metal walkways leading of it; so it was a lucky strike as it appeared to be some kind of landing place. AR-2 have gone ahead and in answer to your question the answer is yes. Going black for three minutes as we lift off." She then tapped Rob. "Okay, let's hit the skies, we'll rendezvous with Hobo flight."
 

 @sorra
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on January 19, 2019, 08:09:42 AM
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Rob kept a close eye on their surroundings.  Something still seemed really off in his brain, yet he couldn't put his finger on it.  So far they hadn't encountered any trouble which was at least a plus, but then what was wrong with him?  Just because it was some alien planet didn't mean he had to be this jumpy.

He nearly jumped out of his skin when Alecia tapped his shoulder.  "Got it.  Ready to rock an' roll as soon as you give the go head," he assured her, praying their team wasn't walking into a trap.  What he wouldn't give to be able to sit and be their backup, but they would be useless on the ground right now.

Rob waited for the signal.  "And away we go!" he said, hitting the thrusts to send them straight up into the air.  He still felt like his skin was crawling though and had a feeling he wouldn't calm down until everyone was back on board again.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Bluebell722 on January 22, 2019, 04:37:49 AM
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<Alien structure near LZ>

Maj. Evan Lorne
Lt. Laura Cadman
Sgt. Robert Cheung
Cpl. Doyle Maxwell

"Given the tech available to the Vanir, if they don't know we're coming by now, they're either dead or insensate or waiting for us to come. Might as well give them a light show," Evan said. "On the other hand, the basic report is that this place is abandoned, so maybe anything that's left isn't quite as...sentient as the Vanir and might respond better to a show of force. Unless someone else has a better method of getting the door open?"

"If my CO says make it go boom, I make it go boom," Cadman said, grinning distributing portions of C4 around the frame of the door. There was a certain art to knowing where she should place it and the minimum amount she could use to achieve the effect she wanted, like the door falling inward and making for easy ingress for the team.

Evan said, "We've been teammates long enough that if you thought my decision was genuinely bone-headed you'd say something that started with, 'With all due respect, sir.'"

"Except how respectful would it actually be?" Maxwell asked, laughing, and Cadman swatted at him.

Evan heard Satterfield's incoming transmission, instructions to leave a radio by the door as a relay point for when they went further in. "Roger that, Major. Will do."

He always had a spare walkie to hand, so he could leave that by the door - once it wasn't at risk of being blown up.

"You know, Trojan horse, honey trap. Pick up the shiny thing and it's secretly a locator beacon so the enemy can find us, or maybe it'll unleash a giant plant-thing that will feed off the power grid on Atlantis and try to stab us, or release poison to knock us all out so the enemy can storm our base," Cheung said to Nguyen.

Maxwell blinked at him. "You've overthought this."

"I read," Cheung said serenely.

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 22, 2019, 04:06:10 PM
<Spirit Of Liberty>

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 One they were well clear of the surrounding structures Alecia hit the wing extension release, even as they were still going up over the rumble of the thrusters she could hear the whine of the wings unfolding back out again. It was on that trajectory of aiming for Hobo the last of Jack's message sank in. "Rob hold her in a steady climb, we'll catch Jack and AJ in about two minutes. That itch in the back of my neck just went wild, did you hear his last transmission? Something about a sensor echo being there then lost again; that can only mean one thing, there is a ship out here cloaked, I won't doubt that." That meant also someone could well be listening in on them. The good thing was, she could send an encrypted message to the both of them.

 So the cat and mouse game began. First she alerted Lorne and his team. "Lorne, be advised, someone may be sharing the ball park." He would know exactly what she meant. Then Jack and AJ, this time she swung down the dash keyboard. Typing quickly she sent an encrypted message to both 302 pilots that would show up on their HUD display. "The mouse hunts the cat. Find a dark mouse hole to hide while Minnie looks for the cat." As clear as a bell, to her at least.

 "Rob, radio silence from here on. Even between us." She flipped the  mic away from her face, turning it off. It'd be difficult to hear through the thickness of the helmet but they could manage. "We're cloaking." Her hand slid over the panel control, now their hidden adversary would have exactly the same problem. The next thing she did was to switch on the infra red radar; which was capable of searching not only above the ship, but below as well with a second deployed gimbal beneath the belly of the 401.

<Alien structure near LZ>

(https://i.imgfly.me/4dJsf.jpg)

 "Well I'm not gonna argue with that no sir." Emily said taking several steps backwards. "I mean we're only standing on the edge of a precipice and all aren't we?" She kept going backwards until she was as far away as practical. Of course the whole thing depended on how thick those walls were and how the door actually worked. Does it swing on a hinge to one side? Or raise up? Questions, questions. Then it struck her before Laura had the first C4 out. "Wait!" She exclaimed running back to their position by the door. She dropped her huge pack, before digging through it. "McKay won't miss this." She said without a trace of guilt. It was that little Ancienty portable x-ray device he was so fond of. Connected to her laptop, they were able to see 'inside' the door to determine what mechanisms it had and just how thick it was. Based on that, they could then work out the best way to go. "May I sir?"



Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Bluebell722 on January 22, 2019, 04:37:32 PM
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<Alien structure near LZ>

Evan ducked his chin, listened to the incoming transmission from Major Satterfield. "Roger that." To his teammates he said, "We might have unwelcome guests from above. Maxwell, Cheung, keep an eye on our twelve."

Both of them answered in the affirmative.

Evan turned to Nguyen, who had her laptop and an Ancient device in hand, one she claimed that McKay wouldn't miss.

"Cadman, hold up. Let Nguyen do her thing first."

Cadman nodded and stepped back, hands well off the C4.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on January 30, 2019, 04:02:14 PM
(https://i.imgfly.me/3Wu51.jpg) (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/319692530864095234/344691682148876298/AJ-1.jpg)

Jack was about to comment on the absurdity of the message, since the Link-16 system might seem laughably archaic to a race related to the Asgard, but it would not be easy to crack. Not to mention, the archaic nature would be beneath it. Or at least, that was what Jack thought, before something appeared rapidly on sensors.

"Contact, bearing 185 mark 065. Range...15 klicks." AJ called out. Jack and AJ banked over to get eyes on this new contact. Sensors and imaging brought up an image on their displays of the ship.

(https://d1u5p3l4wpay3k.cloudfront.net/sto_gamepedia/thumb/a/ad/ISS_Transport.jpg/320px-ISS_Transport.jpg)

"Liberty, my last orders stand. AR-2 is your priority, we're here to cover." Jack ordered, before toggling to an open channel. He took a breath and summoned his strength before putting on his best poker face.

"Attention unidentified Vanir warship. This is Tau'ri fighter, callsign Hobo 1-1. Your people are responsible for attacks, abductions, and mass extermination on numerous Pegasus Galaxy races, in violation of treaty and convention. You are hereby ordered to stand down and submit to a hearing where you will answer for these charges. Be advised anything said in this transmission can and will be used against you in tribunals. What is your response, over?" Jack said.

AJ physically turned her head to look at Jack's fighter, in utter disbelief of his statement. There was no diplomatic mandate to this mission, and Jack was the furthest thing from a diplomat here on this mission. But then she realized what he was doing, why he gave Satterfield that order.

She smiled under her mask and reached over with a gloved hand, checking that the Master Arm switch was set to ON. The Saints of NAS Fallon would now give the Vanir a lesson they'd never forget.

The cruiser's response was to disgorge a swarm of fighters, a new model they were unfamiliar with.

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"Very well, your response is noted." Jack replied, and then swapped his channel back to the secure channel, "Hobo 1-1, engaging."

"Hobo 1-2, engaging." AJ said. Both throttled up to meet the new foe.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on January 31, 2019, 02:57:23 AM
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<Spirit Of Liberty>

Cat and mouse?  Oh sheesh that was bad.  As if this mission was touchy enough lets add in an enemy or two.  "Got it!" he yelled through his helmet after silencing his radio.  this wasn't going to be easy.  But at least it was manageable.  As to how they would keep in touch with Jack and AJ was a different matter.

Rob raised a brow.  Okay well it seemed like they were staying on course.  He just hoped that AJ and Jack could handle whatever was out there.  He hated not being able to be there to help, but he also knew they needed to keep an ear out for the others who were on the ground.  Unfortunately they couldn't be everywhere at once which in this instance stunk.    He quickly glanced down at his systems.  "I'm setting us to orbit AR-2's position now!" he shouted to Alecia.  This was going to get old fast.  And would lead to a major headache later he was sure.  "Hopefully the orbit I set will also leave us close to Jack and AJ should anything happen."  He prayed it wouldn't though.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 31, 2019, 04:06:14 PM
<Spirit Of Liberty>

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 "Christ!" Rarely one to swear, Alecia took the moment as it came to her right there and then when those 'blips' on the screens became a reality right above them and she was about to argue the point of the issue with Jack there and then, conceding just as quickly that he was right. AR-1's mission was the priority; she quietly prayed that her friends in the 302's knew how to fly like madmen to avoid the inconvenience of death. Besides she did not want to take Jack's position, so he had better survive or she was going to be one angry woman. "Watch over him AJ." That was all she could say knowing how Tally Ho Jack was and all.

 "Rob hold her steady on that arc, just clear of the tops of those buildings, I'm going to cloak the ship. If AJ and Jack need someone looking out for them it'll be us. AR-1 will be out of sight so until they call again it's the best we can do." She activated the cloaking device putting the ship into virtual invisibility. 

<Alien structure near LZ>

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 "Thanks sir." Lou squeezed passed before going down on her knees. Laying the precious Toshiba on the ground she opened it up, hit the power before plugging in the especially made USB for McKay's device. As the two machines were getting connected she apologized to Laura. "Sorry Eltee, but well you know sometimes I get really anxious about things like this, puzzles and traps my old instructor back home always warned me about."

 The device was much like an ultrasound in many ways, at least in an Ancient way of doing things. There was no gel though. A soft almost inaudible humming noise came to the ears as Lou moved the small hand held artifact across the surface of the door; x-ray like images appeared green on black upon her screen. Lou stared at that screen for a whole minute her brown eyes unblinking. "K, there are no hinges so as best as we can guess it'll slide up or down, which eliminates our big bang, sorry again Eltee. But there is a clue, see here.." She pointed at the images rotating them around every which way. "There is a faint but unmistakable pattern of energy pulses, no wires mind...too sophisticated for that...going to this right side wall. Somewhere here is a pressure pad that will open the door." It should be obvious, but what point would that be if you didn't want others to find it. 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Bluebell722 on February 05, 2019, 01:34:34 PM
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<Surface - Alien Structure near LZ>

Maj. Evan Lorne
Lt. Laura Cadman
Sgt. Robert Cheung
Cpl. Doyle Maxwell

Evan listened to Nguyen's assessment after she did her work. "Pressure switch? All right, team, fan out and search. Cadman, you go high -"

There was a yelp, and Maxwell, who was leaning against the wall to the right of the door, let out a string of curses in another language, and tipped sideways.

Cheung and Cadman caught his tac vest, held onto him.

A section of the wall slid away, revealing a gap about high and wide enough for the Vanir in their exo-armor, about three feet deep, demonstrating just how thick the door was.

Evan blinked. "Well, those Vanir sure liked their security. Nice work, Nguyen, Maxwell. Nice reflexes Cadman, Cheung."

Cadman affected a disappointed pout. "I guess today was not my day to make things go boom."

Cheung studied the door. "Don't know what these doors are made of. C4 might not have been enough."

Maxwell straightened himself up, dusted off his uniform. "Seriously good reflexes, agreed."

Cadman patted his shoulder. To Cheung she said, "The only thing better than C4 is more C4."

Cheung snorted. "Don't you mean bacon?"

"Same thing."

Evan tapped his radio.

"Spirit of Liberty, we have secured an entrance. Are we cleared to proceed?"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on February 06, 2019, 05:05:01 PM
(https://i.imgfly.me/3Wu51.jpg) (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/319692530864095234/344691682148876298/AJ-1.jpg)

"Let's thin 'em out." Jack selected his AMRAAMs and let them lock up 4 of the enemy fighters. AJ did the same. 8 out of 48.

"Locked on. Hobo 2, Fox Three." She called out.

"Hobo 1, Fox Three." Jack reported as well. The 8 AMRAAMs streaked across space, with 5 finding their marks. The other three lost their targets as they went evasive.

"Alright. Time to school these clowns. Let's get close this distance fast." Jack said, angling the nose of his fighter into the center of the Vanir formation.

"Yeah. Then we show 'em that when we get in close, we get wet, wild and do dirty, dirty things." AJ replied with a grin under her mask, doing the same.

"Fire aerospike...now." Jack said, and both fighters suddenly picked up a lot of speed, blasting faster into the formation that the Vanir were clearly expecting. When the two -302s came off their high speed burst they picked their targets swiftly. Jack executed a basic Split-S turn to get back around and turned his Wildcat's guns onto the fighter, tearing it apart in a hail of energy blasts.

AJ, however, chose to be more vicious and executed a textbook version of the Cobra Turn, ending up right on the tail of one of the other enemies, who only knew they had been engaged when blown to pieces.

The duo stopped exchanging quips and any comms chatter at all. It was as if both F-302s were in perfect sync with one another, and now it was clear why VFC-13 had been reluctant to let them go into the Program in the first place. The Pierces were absolutely deadly in their trade and only moreso now that the limitations that had held back their F-5Ns was gone.

An enemy fighter would end up on their tail, only for either the other spouse to blow it to shreds or to have the tables quickly turned on it. Simple counters were applied like a rapidly decelerating roll or advanced post stall maneuvers were executed. A Kulbit would be executed to loop the Wildcat over the target and get onto its tail. Pugachev's Cobra would result in a snap shot against a pursing enemy.

The Vanir were now down to 38 fighters.

However, whatever the pilots lacked in skill against Jack and AJ, they had in aggressiveness and numbers. As good as the former TOPGUN instructors were, the simple fact was it was 2 versus 38 and the numbers would soon play against them.

On top of ion gun blasts from the fighters, heavier energy blasts that seemed to follow the -302s like missiles were also fired. Whatever the Vanir had loaded these ships down with, they were not lacking in firepower. Both pilots were tracking that information and filing it away for their respective reports.

The odds ran out, and this time, it was for Jack, as a pair of ion blasts hit the center of his fighter, shearing through the shields and he suddenly lost most of the control of his Wildcat.

"APU FAILURE. APU FAILURE. ENGINE FIRE LEFT. ENGINE FIRE LEFT." The automated warning voice started playing.

"I've got a system failure here. No control. Attempting reset." Jack said, trying to restart the APU. The fire extinguisher kicked on to kill the fire before it burned up all of the oxygen and fuel.

"I...Hobo 1, these guys are bugging out." AJ said, sounding confused. But Jack looked up and saw the fighters returning to their cruiser, which then jumped to hyperspace.

"FLIGHT CONTROL. FLIGHT CONTROL." The automated warning reported.

"Good timing, I guess." Jack replied, managed to restart the APU in time to restore power. The right engine finally kicked back into life and that sorted that part out.

"How are your controls?" AJ asked. Jack worked the control stick, and found his Wildcat less willing to respond.

"Sluggish. I think I'm on hydraulic power, not fly by wire. I'm trying to shake it loose." Jack said, "Starboard engine is at 80% power, I think they damaged it."

"Yeah, you got a good gash there, I wouldn't try engaging your aerospike any time soon." AJ added.

"Well, had to happen. It's all good." Jack chuckled, "Liberty, can you get a mission update from AR-2, we may need to boogie soon."

"Picture is clear, hostiles are down or no-factor. Can't say how long that'll last though..." AJ added.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on February 07, 2019, 12:16:48 PM
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<SOL>

 The radio on some days was a pita if any pilot was totally honest with themselves. With their fully closed in helmets, a simple call could sound like someone shouting at them from a foot away. That's what Lorne's call sounded like right now; of course it was all in your head literally. "Copy that Lorne, proceed and be as quick as you can... Hobo is kicking some can up above but I don't know how long they can hold..." Twisting slightly Alecia pressed the master control, taking the stick from Rob. "I heard that and I don't believe it. Rob keep an eye out I'm taking Liberty up."

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<Surface - Alien Structure near LZ>

 The smallest member of the Atlantis expedition was chuffed to say the least; it wasn't everyday that someone like Lorne gave you a pat on the back was it? She had a comeback for the others though. "Everything tastes better with butter, or so the French claim...thanks Major." She started gathering her things together, neatly placing them in their various pockets on her pack. "I'll take point if you like, I mean I'm the invisible girl, if there's anyone at home they won't notice a mouse will they?" She glanced back at her teammates quickly. "Someone has been practicing haven't they?" Basketball was one of her favorite pastimes, as it was for many of them on Atlantis. "I wouldn't say no to a boom if and when we need it Eltee." To her, making things blow up was the best part of a day.

 <SOL>

 As they reached closer to Hobo's position Alecia caught sight of the Vanir bugging out, she was in a state of shock. "Hobo 1, Liberty. AR-2 is going in and please tell me my eyes weren't deceiving me?" She looked again at Rob. "Can you believe it? The question is why?"

 Moving the 401 in closer to inspect the wreckage of the Vanir fighters. They were big, she couldn't deny that. Hopefully their pilots lacked the skills for warfighting. Then she noticed something as she drew nearer to Jack and AJ. "Jack your bird won't make it home. I can beam you into AJ's back seat and then set a tow line out to your 302. Or we blow it up." Two easy choices.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on February 08, 2019, 06:25:42 AM
(https://i.imgfly.me/3Wu51.jpg) (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/319692530864095234/344691682148876298/AJ-1.jpg)

"Negative on all, Liberty. We're in Charlies, not Deltas. And the hyperdrive pod is still 100%. I'm recycling the shields right now, inertial dampeners just kicked back up. I can't fight like this, but I can still fly and land." Jack replied, reaching over to jettison his remaining missile, a single Sidewinder, free from his fighter. A puff of compressed air shoved the missile free, letting it fall into the depths of space where it would explode harmlessly by the time they left.

"Liberty, I've got him. Return to loiter position. We're going to re-position to that moon, use it to mask our presence until we're done here. If things go bad again, we're going to have to call the mission off and bug out before the Vanir bring something really big to the party." AJ said.

"This isn't up for debate, either." Jack added, and his tone was clear he wouldn't brook argument. It had been a good fight, but that had not been the point, and he'd had hoped that the battle had lasted longer to give AR-2 the time they needed to finish up. "We can fend for ourselves and bug out, but if you get bounced, this whole thing is a bust and AR-2's lives are forfeit."

Both Jack and AJ were already angling for the moon in orbit of the planet, though albeit slower than normal given the state of Jack's Wildcat.

"...whatever's down there better be worth it." Jack said to himself.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on February 08, 2019, 10:55:13 AM
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<Spirit of Liberty>

Things seemed to happen all at once.  First the comms having to go down and then the Vanir pulling out which made no sense.  That in itself worried Rob.  Just what were those crazy monsters planning?  He knew enough to know that the Vanir would rather destroy then retreat.  So what was with the retreat?  And were they just pulling back long enough to regroup and hit them with ten times the power?  Rob glanced out the window.  Hopefully they could get everyone on board quickly and get out of there before anyone lost life or limb.

He looked over as Alecia took control, hating how loud everything sounded.  Headache for sure later.  "Got it.  Keep it steady and I'll be the lookout."  He pulled a face under his mask when Jack said he was fine.  That ship was not fine, but then he wasn't about to argue.  There were other pressing matters to take care.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Bluebell722 on February 13, 2019, 03:58:44 PM
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<Surface - Alien structure near LZ>

Maj. Evan Lorne
Lt. Laura Cadman
Sgt. Robert Cheung
Cpl. Doyle Maxwell

Evan listened to Satterfield's message and glanced skyward reflexively. Then he responded on his radio.

"Roger that, Major. We're headed in." To his teammates he said, "Nguyen, you're on point. I've got our six. Cadman, cover Nguyen's six."

Cadman nodded. She retrieved her C4 and blasting caps, tucked them back into her tac vest pockets and patted them with a fond air.

Cheung and Maxwell exchanged looks. Evan pretended he didn't see their little game of rock-paper-scissors to see who went in after Cadman. He just switched on his spare walkie and set it just outside the door, and then took a deep breath.

Once more into the unknown.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on February 14, 2019, 04:47:29 PM
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<SOL>

 Why were men always so stubborn? She had to ask that question. "If you say so Hobo, it looked ugly to me using Mk 1 eyeballs at least. But look, take it easy up there and I'll watch over AR-2, they've just entered the bunker so I'm not sure how much longer we'll hear them. I did ask Lorne to leave a spare radio by the entrance switched on so it can act as a relay. Liberty out and stay safe."

 "Liberty copied AR-2, be damned careful Lorne and bug out if it gets way to curly. Satterfield out."

She looked over at Rob again. "We're on our lonesome now until Evan and his team reappear, so coffee?"

@Cipherhornet18 @sorra
                                    ***********************

  <Vanir Bunker>
 
 (https://i.imgfly.me/4dJsf.jpg)

 "Got it." Now they were in, Lou went down the stairs ever so quietly until she reached the landing. Then down on her knees she went through her vest pockets finding first the Ancient Life signs detector each member carried, next came the suppressor for her side arm and with that she fitted it into place. "Laura." She whispered then pointed to her weapon fit and the LSD. She then slung her rifle across her shoulder pushing it behind her back.

 Ahead of her in the dim light she saw a turn, Lou crept at the crouch until she reached the corner with the LSD held in front of her. She stopped dead, holding up two fingers, then three, pointing straight ahead for the last and indicating to her right for the first two. She could hear muffled voices, which sent a shiver up her spine. Safety off she moved slowly forward until she saw a door frame; the two Tangos were inside a room, that made it difficult. She waved Laura and the team on to take up a point between the three contacts just passed where she stood. A team effort could silently take all three down.

 @Bluebell722
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Bluebell722 on February 24, 2019, 06:17:06 PM
(https://i.imgfly.me/xF02W.jpg)

Maj. Evan Lorne
Lt. Laura Cadman
Sgt. Robert Cheung
Cpl. Doyle Maxwell


<Vanir Bunker - Level One>

Evan fitted his LSD to his rifle as soon as they descended the stairs. He watched Nguyen pause, saw her signal. Cadman stayed on Nguyen's six, but Maxwell and Cheung covered each other to move past them at the door, toward the corner where another Tango was waiting. Evan moved to stand beside Cadman.

Even if they made it past these first three without incident, there were more. The suppressor on his sidearm would muffle the sound of gunfire only to a point, make it so anyone who overheard wouldn't know what kind of firearm was being used, might confuse them as to where the gunfire was coming from.

Evan reached up, tapped his radio in quiet radio tap code just for his teammates to hear.

On three.

Then he lifted one hand and signaled the countdown.

Three, two, one.

Maxwell and Cheung swung around the corner to open fire on their Tango at the same time as Cadman headed through the open doorway to open fire on the other two. Evan maintained his place in the hallway, alert for if either team needed his backup.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on February 25, 2019, 02:44:59 AM
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<Spirit of Liberty>

Rob shook his head a bit.  Well, apparently they didn't need Liberty's help.  Rob still wasn't so sure about that though.  But it wasn't his call and right now they had the others to worry about and he wanted to make sure they got home in one piece. 

He laughed a bit.  "Silence huh?  Definitely count me in for some coffee.  Hopefully it will be a long and boring wait," he commented.  At least that way then everything was going according to plan and no one was getting injured or attacked.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on February 25, 2019, 12:00:44 PM
Vanir Base underground maps

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Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on February 25, 2019, 01:49:56 PM
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<Vanir Bunker - Level One>

 So far so good, even if Lou didn't feel right about it at least they were alive. As of now it felt like shooting targets at the local fair with a BB gun, the suppressed weapons made as much sound maybe less than they did and also thus far the three Tango's made no sounds of death as they slumped to the floor. It couldn't last. Lou moved quickly passed the team as follow up to her earlier actions, exchanging hand signals as she did indicating two more beyond visual. Well not entirely it seemed. At the far end of the hallway she turned into beyond the corner were the last enemy was downed, another stood and with the low lighting it was just enough for her to see, which meant he (it appeared to be a male) could see her and he was turning towards her. Lou already had her rifle in the aim position, sighting her target through the M4's sights putting the cross hairs just below his neck to allow for any error and movement. As she squeezed panic set in when she saw him raise his own weapon and shout for assistance.

 "Sound the intruder alarm!" He bellowed behind him and soon after loud footsteps were behind him as some kind of alarm rang through the facility.

 As luck would have it these so called clones were not armored as other team had encountered, rather they were wearing a rather normal looking set of camoflage, albeit of another kind of material altogether and looking slightly futuristic. Lou reacted without thought, her thumb went to auto with a flick, a short burst brought down that target as a second appeared around the corner. Scared out of her wits mentally, but holding steady as sweat poured from her, Lou moved the sight to her left, then doing the same the instant number two came into partial view. That one took it full in the chest before his weapon came up. Lou waved her buddies on, there was no need for silence now. "We've got more on the way, I count three, no four coming." The team could make a stand here or retreat, but here was as good as any if they were to complete the mission.


<Spirit Of Liberty>

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 Silence, Alecia was firmly opposed to silence in anyone's book. She had made her way back to the 'passenger' or cargo end, pulled the drop down galley to start the process of making coffee using of course the best of ingredients (Air Force issued instant coffee, little squeeze packs of evaporated milk and sugar in motel slips). They did though have some half decent snacks, several varieties of cookies and some muffins that needed to be 'cooked' in the microwave. No time for that. "Rob, fig newtons or shortbread cookies?" She called back to him as the coffee was being made. "Oh and give Lorne a call, see how he is doing I don't like the silence and we've heard nothing like gunfire so I'm assuming the best." She said and asked.

 @sorra @Bluebell722
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on March 02, 2019, 09:34:57 AM
<spirit of Liberty>

Rob hated waiting.   He was more of an action guy, but growing up with horses taught him that patience truly was a virtue.  He chuckled a bit.  It seemed like they were quite shocked up on the treat end.  "Shortbread sounds great," he answered,  moving back to the radio.

"Major Lorne, this is Spirit of Liberty,  how are things down there? It's pretty quiet here."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on March 07, 2019, 04:53:27 PM
 (https://i.imgfly.me/xF02W.jpg) NPC

 <Vanir Bunker - Level One>

 The quietness lasted for about as long as it took Rob to get that transmission off. Seconds later he could hear the muffled sounds of suppressed shots going off and while they were meant to be relatively silent, over the radio when there were a lot of them, it was easy to understand what was going on. "Not right now Lieutenant, we're a bit busy." The sounds faded away for a moment then began again lasting some few minutes until all was silent. "Liberty we're moving down another level. We'll be off line until we return. Give us an hour, if you don't hear anything from any of us, call the Marines. Lorne out."

 (https://k.nickpic.host/B0LKA5.jpg)

 <Spirit of Liberty>

 Satterfield forgot all about the coffee and snacks as her feet went back up into the cockpit. She looked at Rob, then shook her head as she knew she was too late. "I swear that man has a death wish. And we can't go after them either, not now..." That was debatable. "We'll just have to wait."

 *45 minutes later*

 Emerging from a different entrance to the one they used just a little further ahead of the 401 and on top of the structure. Lorne was seen waving to the ship with his team, all of them behind him. "Satterfield! Fire her up we're coming in and let's act like seagulls and get the flock out of here."

 Having almost fallen asleep with the coffee cup in her hand, Alecia sat bolt upright when she heard Lorne's voice again. "Let's rock and roll Rob, they're back. We'll be on our way home sooner rather than later." This time she was happy as Larry to call Jack and AJ. "Hobo this is Liberty, AR-2 is on the way, we'll rendezvous with you in ten then head home."

 <<To Atlantis>>

 @sorra @Bluebell722
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on March 08, 2019, 05:23:14 AM
(https://i.imgfly.me/3Wu51.jpg) (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/319692530864095234/344691682148876298/AJ-1.jpg)

"Was starting to think they forgot about us..." Jack commented, "Roger, RTB." Jack said.

"Whatever we found, I hope it was good." AJ replied.

"Yeah, no kidding. Someone owes me big time for the hole in my Wildcat." Jack commented, following AJ to the jump point. Once Liberty was gone, so were they.

>>To Atlantis>>
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on March 09, 2019, 08:46:47 AM
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<Spirit of Liberty>

Rob opened his mouth to protest, but Lorne was gone.  He growled softly.  Perfect.   He nodded a bit.  "I think you're right.  Unfortunately we can't do anything, " he agreed.

**45 minutes later ***

Rob jumped, nearly dumping his coffee.  He grumbled under his breath but the grinned.  "You got it.  Time to snag the package and go home."  At least no one had died and hopefully no one had been injured.  He flipped a few switches before aiming to pick up the others.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on March 11, 2019, 04:32:43 PM
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 "Everyone set?" Alecia asked getting a 'roger' from in back. She sealed the doors, double checked the oxy meter, twice then checked all her cabin pressure lights were green. "Home time Rob, I'll do this one and by the time we get home you'll have your 401 solo wings, that's a promise." With AR-2 settled in back, Alecia took off from this nasty world going almost vertical once she had height straight up then arcing towards the moon. In mere seconds the two 302's came up in visual. "Follow the leader Hobo, we're bugging out." And about time. A hyperspace window opened, the 401 disappeared a second later to be followed by Jack and AJ.

 <<To Atlantis>>
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 06, 2019, 01:14:24 PM
GM Note, please tag your location in EVERY post, no exceptions

Tags as follows:

<Dreadnought Bridge>

<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

<Dreadnought Stargate>

<Dreadnought Medbay>

<Rabual Bridge>

<Rabual Hangar Bay>

<Wraith Hive Flagship>

<Traveler Cruiser>

<El'Dari Flagship>

<Surface AR-1>

<Surface AR-3>

<Surface AR-5>

<Surface Mako>
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 06, 2019, 01:18:18 PM
<<From Atlantis>>

 After a stopover to pick up the Stargate and DHD, then more time en route for that to be set up and calibrated, the huge fleet pressed on for their target destination with the Dreadnought in the lead. Almost three and half hours after leaving the Ancient City, they had arrived standing off within visual range of the planet at some 200,000 km.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Shadowlord on September 06, 2019, 06:53:26 PM
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<From Atlantis>

<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

“Target Kamino” or so the Colonel had told them it was being called. He knew then how important this world had to be to the Vanir’s entire campaign and in the hours travelling from Atlantis he had to wonder what their next plan was.

In the mean time after helping move a few boxes and items around for the F-302s and Dropships to launch properly he returned to where his new best weapon he had found from the armory. His M249  light machine gun was ready for action. As he lifted it up he had to wonder if the Vanir would be ready for this.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on September 07, 2019, 03:09:30 AM
>>From Atlantis>

<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>
(https://i.imgfly.me/sv4fu.jpg)

Michelle and her SEALs were geared up and ready for war. They wore Mutlicam pattern fatigues and gear, and like last time, they were not devoid of insignia. Each one had the Expedition patch, at least two American flag patches, including the US Navy ensign flag, and then personal "morale patches". Michelle wanted her SEALs to show off, to have something to draw further inspiration from.

They were all gathered to the side, with Mako forming a semi-circle in front of her.

"Alright, this is gonna be one hell of an op, but we've already done some impressive stuff in less than a month. You guys might have heard rumors I named this team after a team from Star Trek, but I actually got no say in it. Mako is a breed of shark, and that is what we are; the apex predator. Each one of you is the pointy end of the spear, but together? We are a mouth full of razor teeth that will destroy anything we sink into." Her blue eyes shifted from one operator to the next as she spoke. "Now, there are some obvious moral questions in what we're doing, but we aren't destroying anything more than a production line. The clone troopers aren't men, they're just organic kill-bots, they get vat grown and programmed like a robot to carry out the Vanir's will. There's no other option in their minds, the ones who don't comply are likely declared defect and broken down for parts. And I'm not speaking metaphorically. But if we do our jobs today, then trillions sleep easier. And after this, we will go after the Vanir themselves and bring down the unruliest of whirlwinds, full of vengeance for this galaxy, that they called down. Hooyah?"

A chorus of "HOOYAH, SKIPPER!" was belted out in response, loud and proud. Michelle smiled.

"They wanna wash this galaxy in blood? Well, to borrow from King Leonidas, I've got a better idea; I say we soak the gods in theirs!"

<Dreadnought, Pilot Country>

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"If this goes sideways, we're gonna be pulling out the troops the hard way. That will expose our -401s, and we can't have them playing like before - get down there, pick up our troops, get back. Any time you spend trying to also play bomber/gunship/astronaut sniper endangers the lives on the ground, you also endanger each other. We've got enough risk to go around to not see one of you go down playing hero and adding to the workload." Jack explained, "My squadron will be on escort duty. The rest are divided up on covering the fleet and engaging the hostile fleet. It will be hectic. We have limited intel on their capabilities, most of which came from our brief engagement here. Don't take anything for granted."

"We don't have a countermeasure for the Vanir's homing energy projectiles, but it seems that it's not as agile as a missile, so you're just going to have to dodge it the old-fashioned way. Just watch your angles and watch each other's backs out there." AJ added.

"This is going to be pretty bad out there, and we've got an enemy we know very little of but who have the same edge as one of Earth's greatest allies. So just be ready mentally, because the pucker factor out there is going straight to 11 on this one." Jack concluded.

<Dreadnought, Bridge>
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"Sensors, if you got anything, call it. Helm, steady as she goes. Weps, fingers off the trigger unless it shoots at us first." Jason said, making his rounds along the bridge. Being better safe than sorry, he was not only wearing the old H&K P9S pistol he had since joining the SEALs in the 80s, but also a light plate carrier. If the Vanir tried to come calling, they'd better bring more than makeup, perfume or Tupperware on his watch...

John looked out the viewport at the approaching planet. To think that something so hateful could come from there...but he had lost his naive view of the galaxy long before now, and he wasn't holding any illusions there was any other direction.

"So. We beaming down or we gotta land this the hard way?" Sheppard asked.

"Sensors, talk to me, we got anything prohibiting beaming up yet?" Jason directed the question for the Colonel, just like a good Chief of the Boat.

"Don't know yet which would be worse, that we can beam or that we gotta go in with -401s." Dixon commented.

"Why?" Ronon asked. "You think this is a trap?"

"Don't you?" Dixon glanced to Ronon. "No jamming field means they want us on the ground. A jamming field means they're ready and want fish in the barrel they intend to shoot."

"It's not going to stop us." Ronon replied.

"No, it won't. But Dixon's right, even if there's not answer that doesn't say we got the good side of the stick." Sheppard added.

"I don't care about which side of the stick I get, as long as I can beat them to death with it." Ronon replied. That got some chuckles.

"That was poetry, man. Love it." Jason commented.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on September 07, 2019, 06:48:58 AM
<Wraith Hive Flagship>

Sin followed his queen as she followed Guide.  He couldn't help chuckle at sharing her question, nor could he  stop himself from outright laughing a few seconds earlier. The startled guards only encouraged him. 

"To wish Godspeed to something like us," he explained his humor to anyone who was curious.  "We are demons, despite how much these people love their fire and ashes."  No matter the galaxy, humans embraced those. The only difference was the Tau'ri knew how to create more fire instantaneously, and turn bigger things into ashes faster.

It didn't take long to learn explaining a joke the humans didn't find amusing was much safer than keeping it to himself.  Nor had it been difficult to glean the context of a few phrases about praising and praying to God and wanting enemies or joking about burning in hell.

If he had managed to learn more of the Tau'ri beliefs, he would have compared the Vanir to fallen angels in their eyes.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on September 08, 2019, 06:36:05 AM
<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

Cooper followed the rest of AR-3 to the Armoury. He was glad to be going out again,even though it would definately be a rough and dangerous mission.He was still getting used to this newer version of his pack,not using his sniper rifle anymore,but the P-90 was a highly effective weapon. A few moments later,gear in hand,he was moving with his team-mates to the next battle.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on September 09, 2019, 09:50:11 AM
<Dreadnought Bridge>

McKay was punching the keys on his laptop and looked up at Ronon
"It is times like this that I appreciate that you are one hell of a fighter, don't let my flattery go to your head tho, I am ready..

He said, turning away from Ronon, and  now addressing Sheppard and showing him the front of his computer.
... this baby here is set up to pull all the info we need from their computers, once we get there, hopefully we will actually live to find it of some use"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 09, 2019, 04:38:14 PM
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 <Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

 As usual Jordan was at her bellowing best. Of course Mako had the floor for the time being, she let Michelle go for a spell before giving her own speech. "Right then AR-3, you've all heard what Lieutenant Hanley has to say. We are going in against nothing more than Xerox copies and while we do have a means to turn their blood lust off so to speak with the handy little weapon Doctor McKay developed, it was deemed impractical when dealing with such large numbers. All I will add is we go in, hit them fast and hit them hard."

 @DanielRyder @Shadowlord @Veteran52

 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on September 09, 2019, 08:38:08 PM
<<Rabaul bridge>>

As soon as she beamed on board Juliette headed for the weapons station. She powered it up, and ran diagnostics. She turned to report to the captain. "Shields are up and weapons hot." She was nervous about this whole operation. It was an improvisation with divided command and improvisations made her nervous.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on September 10, 2019, 03:43:32 AM
<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

Cooper had indeed heard the other leaders words about the overall mission and about the individual parts each team would play. All the teams were professional,so he focused his attention on his own team-mates and their portion of the mission.He once again checked his new pack,along with the additional weapon he had requested from the Sergeant.The seconday pack held the 2 25-round belts that held the ammo."Skipper," He held up his freshly oiled weapon for his commander to ok."Thought my 'old friend' could prove useful in this OP,ok?
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 10, 2019, 01:00:49 PM
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<Dreadnought, Bridge>

 Working on a short straw, those who weren't directly required for combat operations were sent elsewhere to be on hand once the fighting started. Some officers were to be in the individual gun directors and some were overseeing keeping the rounds up to the railguns. All that was left on the bridge was the Captain, Jason, the Weapons Officer, Navigator and Radar/Sensor suite officer. Lily was carefully studying the charts that were provided by Jack Pierce and AR-2 from their last mission, which left for the moment the Dread's T/O to answer Jason.

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 The dark head turned outwards, trying to keep one eye on his screens (4 of them) while managing the systems at his hands. "Nada Master Chief, zero so far. I'm extending my searches out to maximum range and still nothing. Personal opinion if I may?" One eye looked up to Lily.

 "Go ahead Lieutenant, the more heads on this the better." She told him as she herself took a moment to stop what she was doing.

 "Thank you ma'am." He thought for a moment gathering his words. "Well we know these guys don't use cloaking, at least we haven't seen it so far. They tend to roam in packs, from four to a dozen ships that we've seen. My best guess is they are out of range and waiting for some kind of signal to jump us when we launch our attack, they'll probably come at us from hyperspace most likely and I'd say from different angles of attack."

 Lily looked at him, then Jason and Sheppard. "Right and here we are all bunched up like damned sheep being herded to market. As for getting our teams on the ground, the quickest way is by beaming and yes I agree whole heartedly this is a trap but when your back is against the wall you take whatever avenue comes your way." It was a strange sight to see really, everyone to a man and woman were wearing full vests, helmets were nearby as if they expected to have a fight right on the ship. Everyone carried a side arm and there was a rifle stacked for all crew at various parts around the ship including the bridge. "John get yourself and your team down to the hangar, we have a lot of people to shift. Dave I want you to sit this one out for two reasons; on the one hand we need a back up here in case the ground teams need an instant support and secondly, we may or may not need teams here in case we're boarded."  Her eyes met with Jason. "Send a message to the other ships Master Chief, spread out, four ships in packs with spacings of at least twenty kilometers apart."

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 "We've run out of options now. We either do this with as much force as we can bring to bear or we sit back home and wait for them to come to us. I do not believe that with either path they'll make it easy for us." Teyla's assumption was most likely what was on everyone's mind. She was though worried for Rodney, for while he had proven himself time and time again on the field, never though with odds such as this. "Rodney..." She began, then let it drop. "Never mind."

 Another thing Lily had to take care of, all those details. She pipped her radio. "Commander Pierce, we'll need some top cover, see what plan you can come up with and get back to me. Ideally you'll want at least one 401 with escorts but I will leave that up to you." Then back to Sheppard. "My first instinct is to say by 401, but my gut says beaming is going to be far quicker John. Ultimately its your choice."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 10, 2019, 01:41:09 PM
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<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

 One of the strangest sights was seeing two hundred Wraith warriors assembled in and around the hangar decks. It was a cause of concern for everyone with too often hands reaching for side arms and if it wasn't for the ship's Coxwains (Naval Police) to keep order things might have gotten out of control. Once the snarls and looks were put aside with a promise on her word from Rhiase that they were here for one thing and one thing only and they were not interested in the ship's 'primitive' technology. The atmosphere did cool down some. There job was to bolster the humans efforts, going wherever needed once they were all down on the surface. With the help of the El'Dari, communications were in place so that everyone throughout the fleet was on the same wave length literally with they supplying the Wraith with little clip on radio sets that consisted of a small ear piece and a mic that was essentially pasted to the throat. "We have an ancient saying, 'Those who lift the blade in anger, shall fall by the blade of vengeance'. I am quite sure your kind have similar quotations through your history. We stand ready to see this at an end and when the last is come to us, our relations between our kind might find a more agreeable road don't you think?" She was speaking in general to Hanley's team, but there were many others there she wanted to hear what she said clearly. 

                                        ***********************

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<Dreadnought, Pilot Country>

 "They give me the creeps." Alecia said under her breath to Jack and AJ, jerking her thumb over her shoulder towards the gathered Wraith, all loaded to the hilt with the weapons procured from another world, weapons just like their own. "I feel every one of them is looking at me as if I was their next meal." She blinked as another cast a sideways glance at her. "Anyway, we're carrying bunker busters this time on our birds, other than our guns the Tornadoes are not up there for a dog fight, I'll leave that to you guys."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on September 10, 2019, 04:15:43 PM
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<Wraith Hive Flagship>

As he often did of late, Todd paced back and forth across his bridge. The whole thing smelled off to him, he could feel it and so did his Warriors. He knew Rhiase felt it and as much as he wanted to strangle her every now and then, he trusted her foresight on most things. Stopping for a brief moment to look up at the fleet displayed on the large Wraith monitor behind him, he did feel a sense of some pride to a degree. Better it were as far as he was concerned that this was a Wraith fleet to put an end to this butchery, still as the humans might say beggars can't be choosers. "Sin, I feel we may have bitten of more than we can chew to coin a Sheppard phrase. Just the same it does lighten the heart a degree to know that one way or another we will end this curse upon us don't you think?" That curse being the very presence of the Vanir.

 @Sio83

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<Dreadnought Stargate>

Located in the center of the ship, taking up a space enough to cater for its size and the event horizon puddle within the central hangar bay; the ship board Stargate and DHD had been linked to a dialing panel taken from an unserviceable Jumper and the subsequent Iris fitted for safety. Two SF's manned the Stargate around the clock in four hour watches. It had been thoroughly tested twice before arriving here so they knew when the Chevrons began lighting up one by one that this was no exercise. The Iris went into place, and IDC from Atlantis was sent followed by the call from the Gate Technician. AR-5 was on the way. Late though better late than never. The first one through was a smallish Asian man, Filipino, there was no mistaking that. "The rest are right behind me." He told the SF's on guard as he shook of that residue feeling of having your molecules reassembled.

 @Mim @sorra @Thaddeus
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on September 11, 2019, 01:14:14 AM
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<Dreadnought Stargate>
 
Ty was a few stalling steps behind Chris.  He shuddered a bit, not sure he would ever get used to the gates.  And two within a few seconds of each other really left you feeling disoriented.  "Now I know why I stick with flying," he commented, shouldering his pack better as he stepped over to Chris and out of the way.


<Rabual Bridge>

Mesa stood on the bridge.  She had only just been getting used to the Oki and k ow here.  Although she certainly didn't want to sit this mission out.  She glanced over at Tucker, a warm smile on her face before nodding at Juliette.  "Looks like we're headed our again."


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<Dreadnought, Pilot Country>


"Not sure I'll ever get used to the different races and places, " Rob commented, stepping up to Alecia.  He glanced over at the Wraith, understanding Alecia's feelings.  Hopefully the Wraith stuck their word and didn't try anything. 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on September 11, 2019, 01:56:14 AM
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<Dreadnought Stargate>

Much like the other two, Mike was only a few steps behind them as he had entered the stargate and reappeared on the other side. The dizzying affects of the SG was something that he would not ever get used to - perhaps not at his age but he would try and find a better way of managing it later. As luck would have it, everything in the jump had gone smoothly - certainly he was still standing with all his limbs attached.

"That was an experience." He commented, shaking off the last effects of the gate before stepping out to one side, checking over his shoulder that he wasn't going to get bodied by another individual coming out from the gate. "Everyone good?"

@Mim @sorra
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on September 11, 2019, 06:46:32 AM
<Wraith Hive Flagship>

"Indeed," Sin agreed with his commander.  "Even a victory in death is a victory, and thus one i look forward to."

He was both extremely anxious about the battle and yet, extremely relieved he wasn't being berated for his previous failure that he carried the scar from.  Whatever the victory, even minor in this war, would redeem him of it.

No doubt no matter the victory, even if the war ended here, he doubted the humans anywhere would care much.  The spite and leers from the soldiers he and the others faced didn't diminish his fascination in them, however.  He always wondered if his commander shared such fascination or if a true alliance was merely a tool needed or if there was more to it.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 11, 2019, 04:00:15 PM
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<Dreadnought Stargate>

 When the heat is on they say things happen quickly. One moment Lou was enjoying a decent meal in the cafe back at Atlantis, she had already said her goodbyes to those leaving earlier in the day. Then about ten minutes before their departure Colonel Sheppard called her up to tell her two things; one she'd been promoted and two, 'Lou you're on AR-5. Yes I know we lost that team but you see we need people and people like you. The SGC is sending in some newbs, you'll have around 5 minutes to familiarize with them, then I want you to tell your new CO to report to me aboard the Dread the moment you guys arrive'

 That was probably the most he had ever said to her even if it was over the radio. Lou never hesitated, she was packed within ten minutes and it was soon after that the three new people arrived from the SGC. She was more than surprised to learn the CO was a Warrant Officer, but from the introduction and his mere appearance she knew he was way more up for the job. Then there was the other Corporal, she thought she had met him once briefly back at the SGC when she had to return home very briefly earlier this year for a funeral, she was gone from Atlantis no more than a week and on her return she recalled seeing him leaving with his team, he said hello and that was it. Lastly the Sergeant, a nice down to Earth bloke if first meetings could be taken for granted. So far in less than 30 minutes she was impressed. Then she was gating through to the Dread.

 "Mister Baker, all in one piece sir. I'm not sure where Colonel Sheppard might be but there is a bunch of people down there lookin for war." She pointed down in the distance to the far end of the hangar bay to where Mako, AR-3 and she was stunned to see a lot of Wraith there as well.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 11, 2019, 04:51:01 PM
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<Rabaul Bridge>

 For quite a long while Ted stood at the huge armored windows of the bridge, he hadn't moved since they arrived, just standing there staring at the Vanir planet in the far distance. Then he suddenly spun around to his crew, his new crew. "We're being drawn in like fish to a basket of bread thrown over the side." His deep Canadian/Irish voice rumbled. "Very well then, I can only guess what they're thinking, so we can play the same game. Major McCaffry, once we're engaged we are going to fly this ship as if it were a FA18 fighter, I don't want us to be in one place for more than seconds understood? Lieutenant Stryker that will be your job and you are going to be sweating; if you don't think you're up to it, let me know now."

 He walked back to the control stations, passed his sheepskin lined chair. "Lieutenant Junot, speak to your gunnery officers, make sure each and every gun station and missile tube can be reloaded two seconds after the first salvos have been fired. They want a taste of us, by damned they are going to get it."

 His new Chief of the Boat, Tucker was nowhere to be seen. As of now he was doing the rounds of the ship with the Ship's engineer making sure everything was either lashed down or sealed away. Loose items can be missiles in themselves once the firing began.

 @DanielRyder @sorra @Robert Laurel
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on September 12, 2019, 02:00:37 AM
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<Dreadnought, Hangar>

"Alright, I want suppressors on, don't shoot what you can't kill and can't keep out of sight. No sense in playing fair, even if they have sensors or whatever else, we'll make it no easier." Michelle said, before turning her attention to the others near her.

"Look, let's not get thinking too much about the future. You think too much about what could happen, and you'll wind up missing what just did and what's just about to happen. You've pulled your weight, yeah. And my guys only throw lead at the bad guys, so you won't catch a stray bullet from us. But how we met? You're still kind of on my list." Michelle told the Wraith commander, "But. You are working that debt off, so you're not on the worst part of it."

She left Jordan to her team, Michelle stuck with hers. Suppressors were affixed to the muzzles of their weapons, mainly HK416s, but Voodoo and Wolf were carrying Mk. 46s and so their backups were the suppressed options, compact MP7A1s. Michelle's backup was a McMillan CS5 rifle, a compact bolt-action that was intended to be used as a suppressed rifle. Mako had a couple that were special orders when the unit was formed, and this sounded like a good time to bring it. Ice had an 870 in its smallest form in case they needed the extra punch, Midas was carrying extra medical gear to replace any secondary weapon, and Deuce was carrying an M32 MGL over his shoulder, in case they really needed some extra firepower.

<Dreadnought, Bridge>

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"Yeah. Teyla, Rodney, Ronon, let's get going." Sheppard said, turning and heading for the door. He tapped his earpiece.

"Ground teams, this is Sheppard. If you're not in the Hangar waiting for beam-down, get there right now. We're going planetside and we don't have time for goofing around." Sheppard said over comms.

Ronon followed Sheppard out without another word, he was clearly ready to get down there and get his hands dirty.

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"Comms, pass the word along to the fleet to spread out. But we do not give them an opening to hit the ground teams too. Kind of have that working against us, folks." Jason said, "Colonel Dixon, I know you're a ground pounder sir, but you're getting your sea legs today. Might need your help if things go sideways, and that's on top of what the Colonel said." Jason added, still not yet calling Lily "skipper". She'd yet to earn that from him, but at least he wasn't being a total hardcase on her, given that the ship had made it back from one engagement intact so far. But this would prove or break any faith he had in her.

"Fair enough. I did some familiarization training on the Prometheus back in the day." Dave commented, "I told Bosworth to keep some men back, to reinforce your SFs that don't go down with the Marines. But your Marine commander wanted to lead his troops and I'm not inclined to go throwing rank around." Dave added.

"Yeah, I think it's more that he knows you're a zoomie but doesn't know you've got about as much experience as General O'Neill does." Jason replied with a shrug. Dave shrugged as well in response.

<Dreadnought, Pilot's Country>

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"Alright, we are live people. Squadron commanders, report to your ships, get ready for launch. First launch out are Liberty and Hobo with the strike package to soften up the target site. After that, everyone else goes in order. Flight Ops will direct you onto your targets. Don't shoot the Wraith, they're on our team this time. Let's go." Jack said, picking up his helmet. AJ grabbed hers and was right out the door with him.

Jack's Wildcat had been fully repaired and was waiting in its full splendor of US Navy air superiority light grey, orange and black trim, and high visibility insignia. AJ's was parked next to his on the launch line, similar markings but all in low visibility ghost grey. And the "NAVY" markings were all replaced with "MARINES", naturally.

The two aviators shared a brief embrace before scooting up the ladders of their respective craft, giving salutes to the Master Sergeants waiting at the base of them. The pre-flight checks were quickly handled. Deck crew were all clearing the way for the launch of the strike package, all of them wearing color coded gear over their one piece jumpsuits. Regardless of branch or nationality, the deck hands were now using the US Navy's identification method for such personnel, it was just something that made sense since they had carrier operations experience the Air Force lacked and thought it needed no training on. That had been a mistake.

"Dreadnought Control, this is Hobo 1-1. First strike package lining up for launch now, port side. Standing by for Liberty 1-1." Jack reported over the radio.

"Control, Fast Eagle 1-1, lining up for launch on starboard. BarCAP ready to take up stations." Another one of the squadron leaders called out.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on September 12, 2019, 09:54:36 AM
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<Wraith Hive Flagship>

"Spoken well Sin. One day yet you may command your own ship." While he knew the Cleverman was at times bordering on the meek side; Guide saw in him a potential that will surely grow. Placing him with one as fearless, even bordering on fanatical in battle as Rhiase had its benefits for those under her. Now she was elsewhere dealing with the ground attack, Sin would gather more experience under his own leadership style, Todd was just slightly more cautious than his protege.

"Prepare the ship. We'll join in battle shortly, make the call for all pilots to be ready to launch to support the human effort on my command. As soon as the Dreadnought moves, we'll stand above and slightly behind them, we as yet have no idea what these vermin will bring to bear." @Sio83


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<Dreadnought Stargate>

"I feel ya Sarge, man no matter how many times I step through the gate it still leaves me unsettled as if I've come through a very bad dream. As cold as it feels for that last instant, I end up sweating you know?" A man could be as tough as old boots, there were a few things though since joining Stargate Command that got to you. For Chris it was beaming and gate travel. "I'm good sir, as a matter of fact now we're here I'm better than good." He leaned his head to the girl. "When we get back to Atlantis Lou, you're gonna have to show us what we can do in our time off. So okay then boss, we go meet the family so to speak?" And he didn't miss the showing of the Wraith either; at least he was prepared for that event having been told by Amelia back on Atlantis.

@sorra @Thaddeus @Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on September 12, 2019, 02:22:55 PM
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<Dreadnought stargate>

Mike nodded, assured that his newly assembled team hadn't lost any limbs on the travel over. Judging by the fast-paced mobilisation of AR-5 and their arrival only signaled that they had jumped into the deep end, and with that, came another member of AR-5 - a corporal. He looked down to where she gestured about 'people looking for war' before looking back at his team, giving a hum of acknowledgement.

That was when they had been hailed over the comms - by a familiar name only mentioned a mere moment ago. Colonel Sheppard, he presumed. "This is Baker to Sheppard, roger. Moving there now." Mike turned to his team, tilting his head slightly, a wry smile crossing his features briefly as he echoed the young corporal's words. "Let's go meet the family then."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on September 13, 2019, 09:13:53 AM
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<Wraith Hive Flagship>

"Spoken well Sin. One day yet you may command your own ship." While he knew the Cleverman was at times bordering on the meek side; Guide saw in him a potential that will surely grow. Placing him with one as fearless, even bordering on fanatical in battle as Rhiase had its benefits for those under her. Now she was elsewhere dealing with the ground attack, Sin would gather more experience under his own leadership style, Todd was just slightly more cautious than his protege.

"Prepare the ship. We'll join in battle shortly, make the call for all pilots to be ready to launch to support the human effort on my command. As soon as the Dreadnought moves, we'll stand above and slightly behind them, we as yet have no idea what these vermin will bring to bear." @Sio83

<Wraith Hive Flagship>

Sin nodded slightly as he followed instructions.  A nihilistic chuckle escaped him at the comment of 'we as yet have no idea what these vermin will bring to bear'.  Sin knew what they were capable of.  And what they weren't.  They burned, they tortured, they destroyed and left. 

And yet, the humans still preferred them to his kind. Humans had seen this before with the Asurans, who only attacked thanks to poor decisions made on Atlantis  by the Tau'ri. Even without knowing the fault of those not native to this galaxy, it was easy to tell the difference.  Just one human wandering into the ruins left by the Asurans would know the wraith were not responsible.  Yet there was no appreciation for wiping out the old enemy, and little appreciation now.

For a race that trusted a wraith ship behind them in battle, Sin was sure they were up to something that would lead to the demise of his.  Still, best to live to warn his commander and queen another day.

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on September 14, 2019, 05:01:09 AM
<<Rabaul>>
{Lt. Leiovna,Security}
When CofB Tucker left the bridge to inspect the ship in preparation for the coming battle,Lt.Leiovna was in 'lock-step" with him. She was willing to start from the beginning to learn all of the procedures that Chief Tucker followed on a daily basis. It all revolved around the ships preparedness and safety during battle conditions. It was a security officers duty to be familiar with all aspects of the ship,in order to maintain discipline and readiness. She had set her eyes on a position in Security.She watched the Chief and grew to appreciate his thoroughness and common sense."Chief Tucker,my appreciations you have for this chance in Security,I will be looking forward to evaluations that you are giving me! I dont want to be,how you say"screwing up"She then smiled her 'quiet smile'.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on September 14, 2019, 07:47:39 AM
<Dreadnought Bridge>


Rodney  thought he heard Teyla say his name, but when he looked at her she was not looking at him, he was about to ask her if she had spoke but Sheppards voice broke in

"Yes, yes, all hands on deck, good luck to us all, we are going to need it"

And he followed his friends, hoping and praying that they would all make it out alive

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 14, 2019, 10:04:30 AM
<Dreadnought Bridge>

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 "Aye Mister Hunter." Rank didn't matter here, Jason was the COB and in Naval parlance, that meant next to 'God'. Opening up a ships wide channel he made the broadcast. "All ships, groups of four, twenty kilometers spread." They'll know what he meant. It was hard to think in the same terms as other races, he hoped he was clear enough.

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 That gave Lily a plan. Making people more useful where they can be used to their best capability. Looking around the bridge she spotted Aria a few feet away. "Commander Israel, your on pilot duty. Get yourself down to Jack in the hangar bay, let him decide what he needs most, 302 or 401..... Dave you're now effectively XO, if anything should happen to me you know what to do."

 @DanielRyder

 ((OOC not finished. Back Monday, work emergency))
 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on September 16, 2019, 01:28:09 AM
Aria Israel, Lt/Commander, XO

Dread. Bridge

It was that time when everything comes to this moment. On the bridge, Aria studied her scans. Taking a brief moment, she looked around her surroundings. The bridge slowly increased its population and then people started to leave. She awaited her order and it came when Lily asked her to go down to the Hangar bay on 'pilot duty'.

Slapping her heels together, she nodded, "Yes, ma'am."

She was gone. The XO took her leave of the bridge as Aria headed toward the lift.



Dreadnought Hangar bay, 'Pilot's Country'

Flying the 302 or the 401. It was her chance. She had the experience to fly these air crafts. Dressed in her pilot gear with her braided ponytail behind her, Aria walked around the Hangar. Ranks and position don't matter to her. She was there to help.

Looking around for Jack, Aria found him getting into his plane. She spoke, "You need another pilot, Commander? I'm here to fly."

It was all hands to work and she needed to get her hands dirty. The Vanir will pay for all of what they've done. With her at the cockpit gunning down Vanir clones. Holding her pilot helmet on the side of her left hip, Aria awaited Jack's reply.

@Cipherhornet18
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on September 16, 2019, 01:48:20 AM
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 <Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

 As usual Jordan was at her bellowing best. Of course Mako had the floor for the time being, she let Michelle go for a spell before giving her own speech. "Right then AR-3, you've all heard what Lieutenant Hanley has to say. We are going in against nothing more than Xerox copies and while we do have a means to turn their blood lust off so to speak with the handy little weapon Doctor McKay developed, it was deemed impractical when dealing with such large numbers. All I will add is we go in, hit them fast and hit them hard."


Lieutenant Jon Agathon, AR-3 XO

Jon nodded. Hearing everything of what Hanley said did stir him up. It didn't boil his blood, but he was ready. Looking at his team, Cooper and Valentine, the Team XO replied to Jordan, "We're ready to show them what we got, ma'am."

Fully geared with his rifle slung close to his hips, he stood ready.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on September 16, 2019, 02:32:08 AM
<Rabaul Bridge>

"Aye, aye, Captain" Juliette replied. She opened the circuit to her gun crews. "Boys and girls, the skipper wants one shot every two seconds. We can do that. We have lots of Vanir clones to turn into plasma." The idea of the COB making his rounds was greatly comforting.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 16, 2019, 01:06:19 PM
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<Dreadnought, Pilot Country>

 There wasn't much time to admire the new work done on the 401's. All now painted in the standard US buff grey but with a difference. Each and every ship had their squadron patches and all the 401 Squadrons throughout the fleet were now with the Marines flights; the reasoning being is that niche' they filled was much the same as carrier borne aircraft such as they big helos like the CH53 Super Stallion, the MV-22 Osprey and even the battle craft such as the AH-W1 Super Cobra and the various versions of the Grumman A6 (EA-6B Prowler) and the AV-8B Harrier. It had a lot of heritage to live up to and it had proven in its few short years of service to have done that. Despite the Marine tag, pilots were drawn from all services and all nations of the Stargate Alliance. The Death Dealer's patch on Liberty was most appropriate she felt; given what they had already dished out by the bucketful. "Well Rob I can't say we're not going to have fun out there today, or tonight whatever it is back home. Because I suppose the fun element has gone now that this is no longer going to be a turkey shoot; the seriousness has well and truly set in hasn't it?"

 Donning her helmet, also in buff grey Alecia mounted the steps up into the 401, inside then up into the cockpit. Liberty was one of only two such birds in the fleet with non avian names, every other 401 carried such names as the three others with them today. Vulture, Griffon and Harrier. Once harnessed in, she began the pre-flight checks; allowing Rob to check all the defense systems and weapons. "Make sure our missile interlocks are working 100%, we don't want any armed hang ups like Griffon had on the last mission, that can be in a word 'scary'." Next she called up the control station. "Control this is Liberty. Fifty Two ready to roll."

 {Control} NPC

 From their position behind the glazed bunker mid way between both port and starboard launch bays the Control officers were able to see all aircraft lined up for take off; just like in a carrier you have the 'Air Boss' and 'Mini Boss' wearing their yellow and green jerseys. "Hobo 1-1, Liberty 1-1. You are cleared, Hobo flight starboard, Liberty port. Form up five klicks ahead of the boat targets of opportunity. Make them pay boys and girls and good hunting."

 "Liberty to Control, Roger." Now they were set. The 401's had only to wait for their 302 escorts to lead out first.

 @sorra @Cipherhornet18

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>>Dreadnought Stargate to Hangar deck>>

 As they began walking towards the rest of the ground teams Louise kept the conversation going. Bonding with a team she had been told was the glue that kept them together. "Well off duty we either hang around the city, I mean like there is a lot to do there. We have movie nights, or if you're into fishing you can throw a line off the piers. You gotta be careful what you catch though, not everything is exactly edible. Then we have art classes from Major Lorne and no that isn't as boring as it sounds. Some guys play music, we have three bands now." Then of course there were trips to the mainland and at times when it was peaceful they were allowed to visit friends they had made off world.

 They reached the assembly point. Now came the big speech by Colonel Sheppard; that was always exciting. "So, what about you guys, how did you all come together?" She asked the whole team as one.

<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

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 By the time they reached their destination there wouldn't be a moment to go through what had to be done, Jordan took whatever time she had to make sure everyone was in sync with one another and with the other teams. "Just in case you missed the memo, we're going in with all suppressed weapons, that means your side arm as well as your main weapon. As you heard from Lieutenant Hanley, our Wraith friends here are just that, they're on our side so watch your friendlies. We'll be in close quarters battle so it will get nasty make no mistake about that."

 @Shadowlord @Veteran52 @DanielRyder

 Rhiase was communicating with her warriors, it was a strange experience to watch from the human point of view since she didn't appear to be speaking, yet there was some kind of acknowledgement from them. Once she was done, she returned her attention to Michelle. "I think in time you will understand, nevertheless by the end of this affair we can consider all debts paid. My soldiers have been instructed to fill spaces in between your own, there will be no mislaid firing from mine I can assure you of that. We need to also reiterate that these beings, these clones as you call them don't go down as easily as most mortal beings. They will go down in the end, it merely takes a little more work on our part."

 With little else to be said or done, Teyla placed herself next to John. One thing she did though was to place her hand on Rodney's shoulder. "If all else fails Rodney, aim for the head if you have to and make every shot count. If you have any doubts or if one of our own, including our Wraith are too close to the target, hold back until there is a clear shot." Now they were ready.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on September 16, 2019, 01:43:59 PM
Lieutenant Ben Stryker, Ship's Navigator

<Rabaul Bridge>

Ben looked up as the captain made his rounds. Offering a salute, he responded, "I can handle it, sir. Just say the word." As usual, the Navigator was never without his tablet as he keeps everything in line and organized. Tapping a few sections of the touch screen, he studied the screen before him. Even the fleet spread out a bit. It was a good tactic, but for how long will it last, Ben wondered.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 16, 2019, 02:33:39 PM
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<Rabaul Bridge>

 There was more, for him it was standard Naval tactics, for the Air Force folks it might be a little more than they bargained for. "Some of you will be aware, some of you won't. So I will make this very loud and clear for you. Our primary mission is to protect the Dreadnought at all costs and under normal circumstances that will involve two ships, as you know the Okinawa was unable to join us, so we will have one of the El'Dari cruisers as our opposite. Positioning is critical, we are to remain in front of the Dreadnought at all times, and yes we will take more hits than you can imagine, that is what this ship was designed for, even with shields we can take far more damage than most out there."

 Normally he wasn't one to make long speeches, this event though was unique. "Focus on your jobs and we'll get through. Very good Lieutenant Stryker, take us into position. Directly forward of the Dreadnought, keep her close, no more than two kilometers, less if you can hold her steady. Major McCaffry, call the ship to battle stations, condition Zulu. We are at war as of now. Lieutenant Junot, as soon as the first salvo is fired you'll be on the defensive I can guarantee that, how quick are you at making decisions on the fly?"

 @sorra @Robert Laurel
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 16, 2019, 02:49:57 PM
<<Rabaul>>
{Lt. Leiovna,Security}
When CofB Tucker left the bridge to inspect the ship in preparation for the coming battle,Lt.Leiovna was in 'lock-step" with him. She was willing to start from the beginning to learn all of the procedures that Chief Tucker followed on a daily basis. It all revolved around the ships preparedness and safety during battle conditions. It was a security officers duty to be familiar with all aspects of the ship,in order to maintain discipline and readiness. She had set her eyes on a position in Security.She watched the Chief and grew to appreciate his thoroughness and common sense."Chief Tucker,my appreciations you have for this chance in Security,I will be looking forward to evaluations that you are giving me! I don't want to be, how you say screwing up"She then smiled her 'quiet smile'.

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<Rabual 1 deck main passage>

 Glad for having the company, Tucker and his companion the ship's security officer made their last inspection a few moments ago, that being the hangar deck where everything and anything is generally left laying around to become a potential threat to the crew once the fighting started. He remembered on the Hammond under Colonel Samantha Carter when in battle with the Lucian Alliance, a spanner, a mere six inch spanner killed a crewman in an instant as it went flying like a virtual bullet straight into the man's head. Getting the crew Chief to put everything away and secured wasn't easy because they'd still need their tools of trade once they were engaged and the 401's were returning. The woman would just have to make do. "Last stop is Med Bay Lieutenant, then back to the bridge to make our report." He paused by the large double doors into the medical section. "You've learned quickly, I doubt you'd be screwing up anything. My best advice is to keep your mind on the job you're assigned during battle stations, like myself we'll most likely find ourselves yelling loudly at gun hands to keep Lieutenant Junot's guns fed."

 @Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on September 17, 2019, 04:18:19 AM
<Rabaul,main deck/passage>
Lt.Leiovna squared her shoulders and acknowledged the Chiefs words. She would do all in her power to fulfill her new position as security personnel"Chief Tucker,some of my earlier training will help here,but I am willing to 're-learn' anything neede for doing good job.As for abilities I have, to be heard in battle,I have been told that my voice..Booms!She gave a small grin and awaited the next steps toward the Bridge.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on September 17, 2019, 04:34:38 AM
<Dreadnaught Hangar Bay>
CPO Morgan took in all of the sights as they listened to their orders. He understood the implications ofavoiding 'friendly fire' incidents,having seen one during his last deployment,prior to joining the SG program. He was just finishing up his re-inspection of his weapons,ammo and gear."Right with you LT.!,We've had a taste of their tactics and their 'resolve',but they aren't individuals,but just clones,so lets give 'em a taste....
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on September 17, 2019, 07:53:18 AM
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<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

"Fishing huh? And movies, sounds exciting." Christian wasn't quite sure if that came off as sarcastic or not, he hoped it didn't as it wasn't meant to. Really though, he imagined after all this time Atlantis had more to offer than a daily ritual of preparing to thwart the next danger that came along.

He followed the team to the next way point, the gathering was quite large in his eyes, notwithstanding even more Wraith than he noticed earlier. "I wonder if there's a vaccination against them?" He said idly to no one in particular.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on September 18, 2019, 07:19:59 AM
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<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

It was all quite interesting to listen to.  "I got the assignment just as they were getting ready to head out," Ty admitted to Louise.  He was glad to be back in action.  He glanced at the Wraith at Christian's question.  "I hope so," he mumbled.  Yes, the Wraith were supposed to be allies but it was still creepy.

<Rabaul Bridge>

Mesa quickly found her seat.  It was odd to be on the Rabul and not the Okinawa but at least they were still going to be able to help the Dread.  And that was part of her job.  She couldn't help but wonder how Tucker was doing though.  "On it, sir." Sje spun around to grab up the radio.  "All to their stations, condition Zulu!" She said.  "I repeat all to their stations. "

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<Dreadnought, Pilot Country>

Rob was ready to go, but that didn't mean he liked what they were getting into.  It could spell disaster.  He just prayed it was disaster for the other side and not them.  "H mm, true enough.  Guess we get to be on out toes," he grinned as he looked up at Liberty.  What a picture.

He followed Alecia up the stairs and climbed into his seat.  Once buckled in he started checking each and every system.  No way was he going out there with anything on the fritz.  "You got it.  I'm not in the mood to reach 'scary level," he agreed as he finished his systems check.  "All good."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on September 19, 2019, 07:38:50 AM
<<Rabaul bridge>>

"Aye,aye, sir," Juliette acknowledged. "Captain, we are going to get hulled. May I suggest that you order all the crew into their suits?" She was already in hers except for the helmet, which was racked where she could don it instantly . She had had it sent over from the Okinawa.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on September 19, 2019, 07:58:29 AM
Lieutenant Ben Stryker, Navigator

Rabaul Bridge

Ben nodded, "Aye, sir."

Making it so, the Navigator tapped on his tablet and coordinated on the map as to where the Rabaul should be. Studying the two dots that were to be the Dread and the Rabaul, he announced their new location, "Moving forward two kilometers forward from the Dreadnaught but not too close. Keep her steady, pilot. We need to be able to give her room for her firing solutions so we are not in front of her."

The ship moved forward slowly several kilometers to the right, but still in a position to provide some cover fire. The Rabaul was big enough a target for that one. Alarms blared in his ear as Ben finalized his calculations. It was going to be close.

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on September 20, 2019, 01:00:06 PM
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<Dreadnought, Hangar>

As the fighters and bomber were moving to launch positions, Sheppard turned to address everyone.

"Alright, you know your missions. You all know what's at stake. We cut the head off here, we save more lives than you can count. Any of you get out of line with the Wraith, you deal with me. End of discussion." Sheppard said, readying his M4 Carbine.

"Aye aye, sir." Michelle said.

"Move on your objectives the second you hit the ground. Stay in contact, keep your eyes and ears open. Like I said, there's a lot riding on this, so you know, no pressure." Sheppard concluded, before tapping his earpiece.

"Sheppard to Dreadnought. We're ready, get us down there.".

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<Orbital Space>

As soon as they were in open space, Jack and AJ banked around to pick up Liberty and then angled for the planet. The rest of the F-302s were swarming out behind them to their positions, along with everything else brought to the party.

"Hobo and Liberty in the pipe. Inbound to target, TOT...ninety seconds." Jack reported as they broke atmosphere and rushed for the surface. A group of Vanir fighers raced up to intercept them, and ground fire started. The same modified Ion Guns as last time...

"Two, on my wing. Cleared to engage all bogies. Liberty, break through, proceed to your targets. We'll hold them off." Jack ordered.

"Hobo Two." AJ said in acknowledgement. The two Wildcats broke formation and moved to engage the approaching Vanir fighters.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on September 20, 2019, 06:02:53 PM
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<<Dreadnought stargate to hangar deck>>

Mike kept quiet as he filtered on behind his team members, who were talking with Lou. He would have plenty of downtime to interact with his new team on an individual basis and get to know them better, but for now, he was sorting out his own internal compartmentalization and readying himself for what was going to happen once they hit ground.

When Lou questioned how they got formed together, he gave a bit of a light sigh. "Got pinged for the job, probably they did an eenie-meenie to see who had the emptiest schedule." There was humor in his tone, obviously leaving out the fact that he had previously lead the short-lived Task Force Blackbird. "Honestly got the job handed to me whilst I had been spinning in my chair, to be honest."

Mike raised a brow as he looked out to the other teams that were gathered, noting that they weren't the only ones. Wraiths. They were classed as friendlies. Mike nodded, stowing that pertinent piece of information away and listening on. Close combat. It was going to get tight and messy if they didn't each communicate properly. "Roger that." He said, with a nod as Sheppard mentioned that they were not to butt heads with that of their Wraith allies.

Judging by the sheer number of bodies in the hangar at the moment, they were not expecting a small firefight in the slightest and would need as much allied help as they could get. "Right, once we hit ground - do a quick check, reorg and we'll make tracks to the command center."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 21, 2019, 08:28:26 AM
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<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

 They had reached their last stop for this part of their new journey, each of them adding small tidbits of information that gave Lou an insight to the character of her new teammates. Learning on the job about people was something her old Sarge back home told her all too often that she should pay attention closely. Louise did and did it well; gaining herself something of a small credit from Sheppard as having that ability to suss people out in just a few words. "You'd be surprised Chris, even I get a kick out of the fishing thing. I dunno, maybe its the thrill of landing that big one."

 Now they were committed, she glanced one more time at the Wraith, shrugged lightly while she went through the mental routine of checking her gear. The obvious things were easy, those items visible such as her M4, side arm and six frag grenades. What wasn't seen were the eight packs of C4, two Claymore mines, remote detonators and a 12" laptop. All safely secured within her rather largish back pack. "All set?" Normally she'd be grinning like the proverbial Chesire cat; not this time as her face was set with grim determination. "I had five minutes notice." She said to Ty and Mike at the same time.

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 "And me." Rhiase added to Sheppard's warning. That went without saying she gave the same words of advice to her own warriors concerning 'friendly fire'. There was of course no limits for them if they felt the desire to take down the enemy in their tried and trusted conventional Wraith method. "Each of your teams will have an element of my Wraith defenders, order them as you will." Her words were succinct and clear to Sheppard, O'Neil and Baker. "They have been instructed to follow you until the end. Use them the best way you see fit.

 O'Neil merely acknowledged the half-breed with a curt nod; she knew very well what to and so she wasn't taken aback when eight Wraith fighters joined her team. Two of them those horribly misshapen drones. "We have the main power centre, make sure your charges are safely secured and your remotes are working now, not when we arrive. As soon as we hit the designated area, move in quickly set your charges and be ready to support the other teams as necessary. Any questions? You have thirty seconds." Speed was the element they needed and a lot of it.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 21, 2019, 09:54:33 AM
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<Rabaul Bridge>

 Ted took all of a second to analyse what Junot had said to him. "Definitely not Lieutenant. You won't fit in your seat and you won't be able to use your controls with that thing on. If and I say if we should be breached, we have a command code to beam us all out immediately, that big blue button on the top of each station is your panic button, it will automatically take you and all of us on the bridge to the nearest ship. Failing that we have a ring platform a few meters aft of the bridge."
 
 As Mesa's call died down with hands getting to their places smartly and quickly, Ted did a very quick scan on the ship's video feeds to note that hatches were being secured both manually and automatically; crew were at their designated stations, flak vests were seen on every man and woman. Hard eyes focused ahead. The order filtered down through all the ships, Travelers, El'Dari and Wraith. "Here we go." Ted quipped as the Rabual moved into its protective position ahead of the Dread, he looked at his screen to see the Sverd, his El'Dari counterpart in the opposite position ready to defend.

 "All guns, support those fighters, they'll be after us as soon as they clear our vanguard." As he spoke swarms of Darts left the Wraith ships to assist Hobo and Liberty, El'Dari Noldorin fighter/bombers were soon pressing down, joining the Liberty Squadron to bomb the base into cinders if needed be.

 "Major McCaffry, if you need to, join Lieutenant Junot on the secondary gunnery station. If this plays out as I see it, she's going to need all the help she can get."

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 "Most of those skills you can hang onto, you know just in case." He didn't have to spell it out; their own ship could be boarded as easily they themselves boarded other ships.

 They entered the bridge, Tucker smiled at Mesa a reassuring smile before taking his own position at the master damage control station. He held out his hand to indicate to Lieutenant Leiovna to sit in the chair opposite. Between the two of them they'd be watching over the protection of the ship in regard to shields and armor, liaising with the engineers if they were needed at any time.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on September 21, 2019, 10:11:36 AM
<Wraith Hive Flagship>

"A bit of curiosity while the humans take their time," Sin said.  With his queen, questions were out of line.  With Guide...he had no idea.  his commander seemed to share a bit of the same nihilism, or perhaps just the humor of it.  "I have no objection to the current plan, but if we win this battle, would it truly be a victory?  What do we achieve?  Another visit to be pets and vicious animals on Atlantis and to be sent to yet another planet to defend? I am not doubting the importance of building an alliance with the Tau'ri, but I have doubts they have told you everything they know about the Vanir."

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 21, 2019, 10:33:09 AM
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<Liberty Sqdn>

 With a calm defying their situation, Alecia spoke evenly to her co-pilot Rob. "Slide her around to avoid the fighters Rob, I'm going to handle the weapons load for the drop. Don't get nervous, Jack and AJ with their boys and girls will watch over us." Pity help them if the fighters were overwhelmed.

 As the little ship with her three 401 buddies pressed home the attack, El'Dari bombers joined them. Pockets of orange white explosions erupted across the expanse of the base like suddenly grown mushrooms. There was flack, a lot of it. "We need to suppress that. All birds, angels 20, we need to flatten those batteries before the next wave." Glancing to Rob for a second after their first run she said. "Take her up, I need to arm the bunker busters."
 She set about from her control station in front to ready the mini cruise missiles. Made exclusively for the Stargate Program, they carried either a 500kg naquada enhanced war head, or a nuclear one. Luckily for the Vanir it was the former not the latter today.

 
 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 21, 2019, 10:52:01 AM
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<Dreadnought Bridge>

 Over the speakers came the call they were waiting for. "Sheppard to Dreadnought. We're ready, get us down there."

 Lily replied with her mid western drawl. "We'll get you deep in John, keep your head down though and plug your ears if you can; our bombing isn't done yet." She depressed the beaming node.

 "Dave, we'll have waves of those fighters soon enough. Let's see how they fair against good old American iron." Batteries of anti-aircraft rail guns stood at the ready for the oncoming storm.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on September 22, 2019, 06:22:43 AM
<Rabaul Bridge/Damage Control Station>
Lt. Leiovna followed Chief Tuckers motions and settled into the indicated chair. Since she had joined the ship and had requested assignment to Security,under the watchful eye of Tucker,she had been reading any regs which pertained to Dam.Cntrl,realizing that this knowledge was paramount to the survival of both ship and crew. She knew her role was 'secondary',the ship relying on the experience of the Chief,but,that is what she was there for,to learn from the best and to protect 'her' ship!"Chief Tucker,I believing all D.C. stations are being manned. If I am understanding this board,all personnel are at duty stations/combat stations. All 'unnecessasary' spaces are having sealedbulkheads.She hoped that her reporting was correct and the information was valid.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Shadowlord on September 23, 2019, 09:55:07 AM
John had no questions as he placed the silencer on his P90 that he was being made to take with him for extra stealth. He’d keep his bigger weapon just in case things got out of control however. He just hoped the Wraith going with them were capable of remaining quiet.

“Any automated defences to worry about?” John asked not having as much experience with alien gadgets.

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Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on September 24, 2019, 07:24:42 AM
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@Ellen_Ripley

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<Wraith Hive Flagship>

Watching his Dart squadron leave the bays Todd grunted in satisfaction. Finally they were at those cross roads where it meant they could give back to the Vanir in kind as they had done to his own people and all those across the Galaxy. He mused for a brief moment on what Sin had said, gathered his thoughts to compose his answer. "If and only if we win this battle Sin, we will strike an accord with the humans. They want us to cease our old ways of existence, how we survive; then they need to find a way for us to subsist and live among the races without that need to feed as has been our way for centuries. Then and only then we may find peace, the Hunters as we were no longer hunted." He looked at the oncoming fighter wings from the Vanir, snarling grimly. "For now we have to protect them-" His long hand pointed to the image of the Dreadnought on their screens. "-focus all weapons on those fighters, do not let them through our defense screen."

@Sio83

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<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

"I take the easy way out kid, fins a face mask and speargun. So much quicker and less drama that way." He said cheekily as they prepared to be beamed into position. His eyes moved to focus on their CO, this wasn't going to be like 1,2,3 job done. Nothing was ever as simple as that. "While you three get into position Mister Baker, mind if I hold the door? I don't think they're going to let us just waltz in easy peasy, do you?"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on September 24, 2019, 10:30:42 AM
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<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

Ty raised a brow.  "Spinning a chair and five minutes notice? Sounds like we're going to be an interesting team," he grinned.  We'll whatever.  Ty was just glad to be back in action again.

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<Liberty Sqdn>

Rob kept a tight hold on his controls.  "You got it," he said, carefully maneuvering the Liberty around the group of fighters.  He knew AJ and Jack had their back along with the others.  He would leave the weapons to Alecia.

He growled under his breath as he kept the Liberty level.  This was not going to be an easy battle.  "Going upm" Rob answered, pulling back on the controls.  He got the Liberty to the height they needed, knowing Alecia would take care of the rest while he kept them from getting shot out of the air.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on September 24, 2019, 11:07:32 AM
Juliette swore to herself in Breton and French as she doffed her suit. It was mostly at engineers and ship designers who hadn't foreseen the need to operate in an airless environment. The panic button might not work and the crew might not be able to get to the beaming stations. Something always went wrong in combat.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on September 25, 2019, 09:17:53 AM
<GM Post>

The naval engagement began in earnest as the Allied fleet engaged the Vanir. The encountered fleet was not comprised of anything massive, but they were well organized and had the benefit of fighting close to their defensive stations. One thing that was becoming clear was that the Vanir's weapons were more effective at damaging the Wraith than anyone else's, making it clear that the Vanir were tailoring themselves to strike down the Wraith. This didn't mean that the Tau'ri, El'Dari or Travelers were getting off easy by any means - the use of Asgard and Ancient technology by both sides was putting both sides on even footing.

The Vanir battle plan was simple but effective - they used their stations to cover the planet itself while two groups of cruisers and escorts swung in on the flanks and closed to meet each other. The Allied fleet did give itself some breathing room by splitting up, preventing the two flanks from fully enveloping them. The number of fighters that both sides fielded more or less blunted any advantage that could have been offered by them - all they could do was slug it out, same as the capital ships. Right now, the battle was only beginning and it was not clear who would be able to carry the day.

On the ground, the beam-down was successful. AR-1, -3, -5 and Task Force Mako were now near their objectives. The Wraith under Rhiase were in position to hold the door open for the teams and press home the advantage for the killing blow should it become an option. The rest of the Wraith and the Marines from the Dreadnought were busy setting up the landing zones and fall-back points, should the worst come to pass.

The opening for the teams came in the shape of several GBU-27 Paveway III laser guided bombs from Liberty 1. These 2,000 pound bombs, famous for having been used during the 1991 Gulf War by American F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters, crashed through parts of the bunker and exploded violently. The effect, however, was unclear and the facility was far too robust for these to collapse the bunker like their predecessors had done in Iraq. And even then, the Vanir were not about to let the Tau'ri try again, as fighters broke from the duo of F-302s distracting them to chase off the AC-401 from further bombing runs.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on September 25, 2019, 09:37:54 AM
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<Tallellinian Surface - Task Force Mako>

Mako beamed in kneeling in a circle. Every direction was covered as weapons were pointed facing outward. It was the surface of the facility, smoke was rising from several points, bomb impact points.

"Deuce." Michelle whispered. Deuce nodded and pulled his scanner out from his tactical vest.

"My five o'clock, that hole should get us right to the corridor, assuming it's intact." Deuce replied.

"Roge. On me, Mako." Michelle took the lead, setting the pace for her teammates to reach the hole created by the bunker buster. Smoke and dust billowed out of the hole, but it was clearing.

"Ice, Deuce, set up the lines. Wolf, Midas, cover the surface. Voodoo, we're watching down the hole." Michelle ordered. Ice and Deuce began the process of anchoring two lines of rope while the rest of the team watched for enemies. There was activity in the skies above them, but nothing yet on the ground. The lines were secured and sent down into the hole.

"Alright. Me and Deuce. Then Ice and Wolf, Voodoo and Bones. Let's make it quick." Michelle ordered. The teams getting down was the easy part. The corridor in question was exposed to get into, but that meant getting out was going to be a pain.

A squad of Vanir suddenly rounded the corner in front of them as Voodoo and Bones were fast-roping down. They were unable to respond or raise an alarm before catching a mix of 5.56 and 4.6 from suppressed weapons.

"Yo, boss, how they train these guys?" Voodoo whispered as they started moving.

"No clue. My bet is like in Star Wars - they beam all that stuff into your head while you're rapidly aging from birth to adult. Once you're physically able to hold your gear, then they drill the hell out of you." Michelle replied back in the same tone.

"They call it flash training. These guys could be zapping it into them while they're in the tubes, mature them in those, then drill the hell out of 'em. Picture your life only being Grand Rapids and BUD/S." Deuce added.

"...yeah, hard friggin pass on that." Voodoo replied. It was about the only levity they would indulge in for now. Right now, the SEAL team was dialed in on their objective, moving with a purpose.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on September 25, 2019, 09:53:27 AM
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<Tallellinian Surface - AR-1>

Beaming in went easy enough, now it was time for the hard part of getting to their objective. He looked around for a moment before looking to McKay.

"Okay, Rodney, where do we go?" Sheppard asked. Ronon drew his sword for the moment, since he didn't have a suppressed weapon on him. And anyone who made the mistake of thinking he would be outclassed in a fight using it would be sorely, as well as fatally, mistaken.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 26, 2019, 11:33:01 AM
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 Her head was swiveling in every direction using the HUD display in her helmet visor, Alecia could 'see' the little blobs of blue white speeding towards them, signalling bogies hot on their tail. She checked to see where their escort was, only to find they had been left behind by the Vanir fighters and the 401's need for height. "Damn!" She swore, trying to get the upper turret around for a clear shot without shooting off their own tailfins (she needn't have worried as there were automatic checks to prevent that, yet most 401 pilots still hesitated). "Rob! Evasive action, left, left hard and down!" She didn't even realize she was shouting, nor was she aware how badly this was going to turn; glancing up by reflex she saw larger Vanir ships moving towards the fleet with a battle starting to be waged up there.

 @sorra
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on September 26, 2019, 12:16:07 PM
<<Rabaul bridge>>

Juliette's gun crews were getting in their licks. With Mesa's help she was keeping Okinawa any real damage so far. When there was a pause in the action she leaned over to speak to Mesa. "Thanks for your help. I wish Linde Wettin was on Dreadnought. She's a better shot than I am and can beat anybody in a control chair."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 26, 2019, 12:27:32 PM
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<Surface-Main Power core>

 AR-3 were beamed in right on target, a small corridor leading up to the power core just as had been described to them by AR-2. When Jordan laid her eyes on it, she was taken aback as she had expected something bigger, way bigger than what was before them. It almost looked like an afterthought, as if someone said in a hurry 'Hey, we need to make power man, nothin fancy mind'. That was the impression she got. It hummed alright as expected, but that hum seemed way out of place to the vision up ahead.

 So far they hadn't been spotted, that was a good thing though she knew it was only a matter of time as she listened to the dull thuds coming from explosions way above their heads as the fleet still pounded the place. "Give em hell." She thought idly.

 With her silenced weapon at the ready she leaned against the double glazed doors leading into the core. Expecting to have to blow the things apart she was surprised when they slid open, almost as if the Vanir were welcoming company. "Odd, something doesn't feel right." She said to her team, waving them in. "Agathon, Chief go set your charges while Valentine and I hold the door. Once you're done we'll change positions so we can add to the fireworks." Each of them had six packs of C4 and detonators; enough to do some real permanent damage.

 @Shadowlord @DanielRyder @Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 26, 2019, 01:59:36 PM
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<Rabaul Bridge>

 As the bigger vessels of the Vanir fleet came into view, Ted did what he expected Lily to do on the Dread, he closed and sealed the protective armor covers over the large view windows of the bridge and indeed all windows of the ship were now secured. The only thing the crews could see of their enemy and indeed their allies was what the screens displayed; which was a lot. The attack alarm was sounded as the first salvos from the Vanir came their way.

 "Helm, move closer to the Wraith Flag, she is copping one hell of a hiding, the Sverd can cover the Dread for a moment." He was about to rattle orders off machine gun fashion, one of the hallmarks of a good commander.

 "Major McCaffry, jump on the second gun control, give Lieutenant Junot a hand. The both of you focus on the CWIS, stop those fighters at all cost getting closer than spitting distance." Immediately after saying that, the first solid vibration of a hit on the ship was felt, everything rocked for a moment, like a dog shaking a toy.

 "Mister Tucker! Damage report?"

 In front of both him and Lt. Leiovna were at least 10 CCTV screens, with coms feeds from the senior engineers ringing in their ears if something came to hand. The first report reached Tucker. "One of the rail gun mounts is damaged slightly Captain, it will still fire but the traverse is limited to 20 degrees either side. Shields are holding."

 "Thank you. Lieutenant Junot, arm missile tubes one through five. On my mark target that first Vanir cruiser."

 @sorra @DanielRyder @Veteran52 @Robert Laurel
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on September 26, 2019, 03:43:46 PM
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<Surface sectors- Main Science Labs>

 While AR-1, 3 and 5 were getting into position, the Wraith warriors moved swiftly through every passage possible to ensure retreat exits were free for those teams when the time came to leave.

 Once they were on hand, they split up into teams, three smaller forces, those who had been equipped with suppressors for there new weapons while the larger force of around 170 Wraith warriors set up to make as much trouble for the Vanir clones as they possibly could.

 Rhiase led her small team of ten to give AR-1 some comfort, they had placed themselves in such a way as to cover the rear of the team, all along the passage leading into science labs. No sooner had they arrived when the sound of the human sourced weapons could be heard several levels below. Tapping the provided comset, Rhiase called the Colonel. "John Sheppard, whatever you are going to do, be quick about it. I fear we may have more company than we bargained for." At the same time she sent a telepathic message to the group leaders below to hold at all costs.

 Teyla heard the message, they were still yet to find the actual labs, the place was a maze. "Rodney! Take a guess, we're bound to find it one way or another."

 @Cipherhornet18 @Teddy

 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Shadowlord on September 26, 2019, 08:12:09 PM
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“Cool.” John said when the doors slid open revealing what was inside.

He took position by the door crouching with his now silenced P90. He hoped there were no surprises but was ready all the same. ‘Kamino’ He thought to himself forming a grin on his face.

“It’s a shame we gotta blow up such cool stuff.”
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on September 27, 2019, 05:05:22 AM
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<<Tallellinian Surface - AR-5>>

Beaming down, Baker had waited for the others to get into position, an all-around defense of sorts in hopes that they would be able to cover everyone’s arcs. They had been beamed very close into the command center - which meant that they could work out the best way to enter the building. He looked over at Jackson, then to the rest of his team.

“Marasigan, hold the door for us.” He said, echoing the man’s previous statement just before they had beamed onto their target. “Alright, everyone, on me.”

He took point, even if he were supposed to send one of his team up front instead of him. “Nguyen, once we get into the main hub of the command center, I’ll need you to start fixing up the room for a round of fireworks. Once everyone is clear and the data uploaded for the brass to read, we’ll bug out. Any Vanir, take them out.”
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on September 27, 2019, 05:52:59 AM
<<Lt. Ivanna Leiovna,Damage Control/Security>>
The Lt. was scanning the same boards and CC screens,as the Chief. Now,she was receiving a report of some minor damage in the starboard hangar bay and a small fire.Following Tuckers example,"This is Leiovna to Bridge..Im having report of some minor damage in the starboard hangar bay and a small fire. No significant damage and operations are still in progress." Looking at the Chief,she simply nodded.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on September 27, 2019, 06:10:59 AM
<<Vanir home base>>
It had been some time since he had handled explosives,but he had trained for it and was ready.But a quick thought brought him back to his job as a long distance marksman.He had six C-4 charges to set,so he quickly scanned his portion of the alien power system.He knew that welds and seams,open piping and vents were prime areas for the charges.Anything that released pressure and allowed function would be most likely to be vulnerable."Commander,Im placing three of the charges at what looks like a confluence of pipes and valves,with vents nearby. The other three charges will be set at what looks like the base of the system.Looking over to the last spot he had seen the LT.,Cooper scanned the area for Vanir,awaiting the call to withdraw.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on September 27, 2019, 07:17:35 AM
<<Rabaul bridge>>"

"Aye aye, captain", Juliette replied. She scanned her console and pushed some buttons. "Missile tubes one to five loaded and armed and ready to fire on your command,"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on September 27, 2019, 11:07:23 AM
Lt/Commander Aria Israel. Dread. XO, 302 pilot

In Space Battle

Currently flying inbound toward the Vanir fighters, Aria was the last one out of the hangar and hightailed it along with the other 302s. With the helmet secured, she watched her hud display and listened to the chatter. "This is Israel One. Few fighters hard on my tail. Im headed out to take out a few of the bogeys."

It had been awhile since she was in a dogfight. Fighting the clones, their tactics were slightly different than the Wraith. With new objectives on her head, she had a hard time appreciating the Wraith as allies. At least, a few El-Dari fighters included themselves to her wing. Spinning a hard right, she avoided blaster fires from the Vanir crafts. "Dammit, some creep's tailing me" Aria grumbled as several Vanir crafts got a line into her 302.

Twisting the throttle and flicking some knobs, Aria executed some flying manuevers to get out of their line of fire. One of the craft crashed into another enemy bogey in midair while the other got taken out by another wing. "Thanks. These things creep me out."

Keeping her cool, Aria made sure to keep her salvos and checked her ammo count. Seeing a 401 straying off from the battle, she recognized it as liberty. Pressing the fire button while taking out a few more Vanir crafts, she toggled the comms, "Major Satterfield. This is Commander Israel. Just taking a few creeps off your tail."

Focused on her hud display, Aria grunted with determination while gritting her teeth. Shooting at the Vanir, she dodged their fires. Receiving a few shots at her wing from the Vanir, she twirled around and re-calibrated while retaliating with her own fires.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on September 27, 2019, 11:29:56 AM
Lieutenant Ben Stryker

Rabaul Bridge

With all the allied forces against the Vanir, it was a huge undertaking as Ben was all too proud to be a part of it. Focused on the visuals, he instinctively grabbed the handle as the Rabaul bridge shuddered against the weapon fire. With the bridge visuals dimmed, the screens continued to glow bright with the adept Navigator reading the lines and following the bogeys as they came upon their fleet. Calculating the odds of survival in his head, he was devastated as the casualties mounted.

Listening to the captain sending out orders, Ben shouted watching the Rabaul flanking tje enemy, "Aye, captain. Confirmed. We're open. Line of sight is clear. Send that Vanir Cruiser straight to hell!" he nodded at the commander.

Watching the screen, he could almost anticipate the enemies movement and predict their next move.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on September 27, 2019, 11:42:55 AM
Lieutenant Jon Agathon

Surface - MPC (Main Power Core)

Soon as they beamed in, Jon eyed the power core and found his mouth gaping halfway wide open. Jordan's quick command refocused his attention as the lieutenant shook his head. Setting his pack down, he responded, "Aye, ma'am."

Taking a few charges from his pack, he motioned his finger toward Morgan, "Chief. Place the charges to where it will do the most damage to the core and then wait for my command."

Taking charge as the team XO, he needed to get into gear. Placing a few sticks of C4 in various locations around and on the core, he saved a few spares and stuck them within several niches close to the core.

Approaching the Commander, Jon responded, "Charges set. Once it blows, it shouldn't take long before we'll get caught underfire. I suggest hightail it and get out of the path of the explosion.

He had placed himself to where he will watch their backs while more charges will get added to boost the explosion yield
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on September 28, 2019, 04:10:56 AM
<<Surface-MPC>>
Catching sight of his XO..'Just finished setting the last of the C-4 charges,LT.Ready to 'bug out' at your order. reaching for his P-90,the Chief was more than ready to get going.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on September 28, 2019, 08:04:18 AM
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<Wraith Hive Flagship>

It was sickening to the giant Wraith to see his ships take such a pounding, one had already been lost and another was on the verge of being so; Guide ordered that commander to leave immediately, take what time he need to regenerate the ship then rejoin the battle if of course there still was one and they weren't all dead.

Even his own ship was suffering, he growled loudly at the insolence of the Vanir; even more embarrassing was the fact that the small human gun ship was moving into position to cover him. He saw them target the nearest Vanir cruiser, that same ship giving him a headache. "Sin, all batteries on that cursed thing. With the Rabaul's guns and our weapons we can at least end the day for one of those dogs!" A hissing snarl like sound came from his mouth as another round of fire rocked the Hive.

@Sio83

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<AR-5 Surface>

His squad mates back home always joked with Chris that with his small stature and light build he'd never cope with real close in fighting; best stick with being a snipe, distance prolonged your life they said. The reality was being a sniper painted a target on his back, he had scars to prove that and as an old Sergeant once told him 'son you can't pick your battles so make the best of what you are given'.

Now he was right in the thick of it, right up close and personal and though he wasn't carrying his usual M24 to scope out targets from range, he was still quite handy with the M4 handed to him as he left Atlantis. With precision optical scope, he could do just as well. "Got it Boss." He  held back as the team headed into the Commander centre, finding himself a nice little hidey hole with a line of sight in three directions where two passage ways converged. Chris had climbed up onto the base of a support column, some eight feet or so in height. No sooner had he gained his position the first tangos appeared some seventy metres away in the left hand passage. Now having to use his radio he called his Boss. "Better make it quick, I have four, no six coming up from below." As he spoke he lined up the first target, the last Clone in the line. 'Phhffft' a round left the barrel, taking that one in the head.

@Thaddeus
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on October 02, 2019, 12:13:21 AM
<Rabaul Bridge>

Mesa didn't like how things were progressing at all.  This was a battle that none if them expected.  She just prayed they all got out alive.  As the Rabaul shook from a bit she steadier herself on the back of a chair.  "Got it, sir."

She made her way over to where Junot was sitting and sank into the second seat.  "Let's get these monsters."

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<AR-5 Surface>

This was going to be quite a fight.  And one that they had just been dropped directly into the middle of.  Ty blew out a breath, flexing his fingers.  This was exactly why he liked flying better.  Not that he couldn't handle himself, but in the air was where he wanted to be.  He nodded to Chris as he formed up behind Baker.  "Behind you, sir," he said, gripping his gun.

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<Liberty >

"Crap!" Rob growled.  "Where do they keep coming from?" Rob yanked the controls around,  sending the Liberty into a nose dive.  He guided it to the left and shot back up,  trusting Alecia to watch their tails. 

It seemed like they had a huge target on their backs though as the Vanir kept right on their tail.  He growled under his breath, working some fancy flying to try to out maneuver the Vanir.  It was something he hadn’t had to do in a long time.  His eyes widened in alarm though as he spun the Liberty to avoid one grouping of Vanir ships only to come face to face with another pair.  Was this the end?

Rob tried to see a way out.  Just as his heart plummeted to his boots the two Vanir ships exploded in a big ball of fire.  He blinked in surprise, a laugh gurgling in his throat as two El'dari ships flew past them, both giving the Liberty a thumbs up.  "Looks like we owe them our lives. "
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on October 02, 2019, 05:50:34 AM
<Wraith Hive Flagship>

Sin was sharing the sentiments with those on the ground and with those on the Rabaul.  This victory wasn't as assured as it seemed at first.  Even seeing the Vanir ship targeting the gunship gave little promise.

This was a pyrrhic victory at best if by some miracle the humans revealed some new strategy or weapon they had been holding back.  Even then, what?

There was no way to put the Vanir on the offensive after this.  There was no way to regain resources or manpower faster.

Was this the real goal of the Vanir?  to whittle away at the wraith's strength, making them more and more dependent upon an ally that never wanted them around in the first place?  There was no future for Todd's alliance unless both races were on equal footing.

"The Hull is holding steady, at least." 

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on October 02, 2019, 12:08:29 PM
<Surface>

Rodney looked at Teyla and pointed  as he kept his eyes on the tablet

"Quarter of a click that away and it should be on the left according to this schematic"


He said pointing to the left of them
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 02, 2019, 02:35:35 PM
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<Tallellinian Command Centre>

 Somehow Lou knew it wasn't going to be a picnic in the park from the moment Colonel Sheppard briefed them. As soon as he said 'AR-5 you've got the Command Centre', she could only think to herself if she was a Catholic she'd be saying a thousand 'hail Mary's' right then and there. It didn't make her feel any more comfortable when Christian stayed behind them to cover their backsides; as good as he must be, she still felt better when they were all together. "On my way sir it isn't that far ahead of us."

 Putting her head down to counter balance her pack Lou started for the main entry to where their knowledge told them the Command centre should be. Coming up a slight rise that hidden their target from view she stopped dead. There were about twenty Clones guarding the place. Turning quickly she back tracked. "Mister Baker, do we have a plan B?" Her eyes looked pleadingly at Ty as if 'what would you do?'
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 02, 2019, 04:27:20 PM
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<AC-401-22 Liberty>

 Her palms beneath the soft kid gloves were sweating, that same sweat beading on her brow and around her neck despite the rather cool air conned 20c interior of the Liberty. This wasn't what the 401's were meant for, at least not thrust in the middle of a dog fight and one someone should have seen coming. But who? On last inspection this dung heap was virtually empty and everyone who had an opinion in the mess said typically 'a walk in the park'. Yeah right. At least she wasn't flying, Rob was handling that for the moment and one small thing with the 401's, in atmo they were a virtual flying brick, pretty much like trying to throw around a C130 as if it was an F-16. Well not quite but everyone got the picture, anticipate your move before you commit.

 "We'll owe them more than that Rob before the day is out." She had to have her eyes everywhere, virtually everywhere. As CO of 52 Sqdn, she had five other birds out there to watch over. A glimmer of light caught her eye as she was about to thank both the El'Dari and Aria, 401-50, Lieutenant Parker was heading for the deck for his run, there were three Vanir on his tail. About to call a warning to him when the little dark grey ship exploded in a fire ball. "Frak!" She screamed. "All 52, this is Satterfield. They are waiting for us on the deck! Make all runs from no less then angels 15, that is an order." From any height with the electronics they had available, they could almost (but not quite) drop iron from above the atmosphere. "I'll buy you a beer later Commander, in the mean time find one of my birds and cover his arse....." Her head swiveled around again, then down at her screen. "Hobo I need cover...now."

 At that point bright flashes began to appear from the surface, these creeps weren't mucking around as Alecia knew exactly what it was. The Vanir form of flack. "Rob, we'll make a direct pass over the center of the facility where that AA is coming from, we need to take it out, or as much of it as possible. Keep it steady and stay at 20,000."

 


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Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 03, 2019, 04:13:17 AM
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<Tallellinian Surface, TF Mako>

"...boss, we are gonna need a bigger boat." Voodoo commented as they entered the cloning area. It was surreal how big it was, all with blue/white glowing cylinders.

"You just had to call it Kamino, didn't you boss? Couldn't call it Weenie Hut, could you?" Deuce added.

"Shut up before I send you to Weenie Hut Junior General." Michelle rolled her eyes, "Bones, Deuce, Wolf - you're on rear guard. Ice, Voodoo, on me. Let's go find those support beams."

"It's way too quiet here." Midas pointed out.

"The thought occurred to me as well. Small group, keep it quiet. You hear a herd coming, go loud." Michelle ordered, and led the way further into the cloning facility. She passed the scanner to Ice so he could find a good point to set up his explosives. They would be thermite charges this time - melting the supports until they were no longer structurally suited for the job. Physics would handle the rest.

Finding one, Michelle and Ice started prepping the charges while Voodoo gazed into one of the tubes. He wiped a gloved hand over the glass, but could still see nothing. The heavy weapons expert then knocked on it a few times with a knuckle, listening.

"It's probably not going to respond to you. And if it does, you'll owe the Vanir child support." Michelle commented.

"Boss, something's buggin' me, okay? Give me a sec." Voodoo pulled his tactical tomahawk free from his pack and surprised his teammates by slamming it into the glass repeatedly. Fluid began leaking out, faster and faster until the glass shattered.

"What the hell? Boss, there's nothing in here. Like, no tubes, no wires, nothing." Voodoo said, looking at the remains.

"Voodoo, you're hardly an expert on the matter." Ice pointed out. Michelle leaned over and touched the fluid.

"...unless water is really the key to life..."

"CONTACT! HEAVY CONTACT!" Wolf's voice echoed back from the entrance, right before his Mk. 46 started chattering. Rifle fire from Deuce and Midas added to it.

"Go hot. Alright, we're set here, shift it to the next one, let's go!" Michelle called out. She then went to her radio, "Alpha Romeo One, Mako Actual. We are in contact, say again, we are in contact. Situation under control. Proceeding with objective, out."

Michelle was now acutely aware of the distinct lack of cover in here. The rear guard officially held the only good ground in here. And she was starting to wonder a few things herself...
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 03, 2019, 04:19:26 AM
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<Atmosphere, Tallellinian>

"...who the hell let the XO pick her own callsign? Jesus..." Jack commented from monitoring the command channel.

"Liberty, Hobo Two. I'm on my way to you now. Hobo One?" AJ asked, keeping jack from saying anything else on the matter.

"Roge. Take the lead, I'll go trail and slam the door on these jokers." Jack replied, banking around to engage the remaining leakers who were trying to go after AJ.

"Hobo Three here, Hobo on station, bogey dope." The rest of the F-302s from the squadron were now joining the fray.

"Hobo Three, Hobo One. Welcome to the party, you are weapons free, take your pick and go for it. Two and I are going to provide cover for Liberty." Jack said.

"Hobo roger." Hobo Three replied. The tables were starting to improve for the Allied side in the skies now. For the moment, at least.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 03, 2019, 04:24:19 AM
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<Dreadnought, Bridge>

"Marines are in position and setting up defensive lines around all three LZs. Also possible contact on the ground at the main site." Dave reported, holding an earset up to his ears.

"Shields holding, but we're getting lit the hell up by that station at bearing Zero-Four-Five, just off the nose." Jason pointed out, "They're still pushing hard into either side of us, Colonel. We...oh, that's not good. Looks like they're trying to focus down certain targets. One of the Wraith cruisers, one of the El'Dari ships, and the Rabaul are all about to get a whole lot of hate on them."

"Well, let's see if we can use that against them." Dave suggested.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 03, 2019, 04:29:13 AM
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<Tallellinian Surface, AR-1>

Finding the way in wasn't that hard after Rodney guided them there. But the Vanir's clones weren't about to give up their labs without a fight. Stealth wasn't an option anymore, it was a straight up gunfight.

"Teyla, Rhiase, on me. Ronon, stick with Rodney. We're just gonna have to do this the hard way, aren't we?" Sheppard said, shouldering his M4A1 and gunning down two clones in rapid succession.

"On it." Ronon replied, snapping up his Particle Magnum to shoot a couple of clones attempting a half-hearted flanking effort.

The idea of fighting alongside Wraith soldiers still wasn't sitting well in his stomach, but Sheppard wasn't going to pass up extra guns in a fight, even if the darker side of him said that they were also handy for catching enemy fire as well. But he'd never admit to that openly...not now.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on October 03, 2019, 09:16:40 AM
<Surface>

Rodney got to the side of Ronon and rolled his eyes

"Do we ever do it any other way"

 It was a rhetorical question, said, as he drew his gun and started  taking shots at the clones

"I don't want to state the obvious, but i will, we need to get to that room as soon as we can before they decide to blow it"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 04, 2019, 10:56:08 AM
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<Rabaul Bridge>

  "Fire!" Ted gave the order, then waited for only a moment to watch the tracking trace on the screen. Those missiles headed for their intended target exploding upon the surface of its shields. It wasn't out of the picture by all means, return fire was still coming from the Vanir ship yet it was apparent some damage was done as it slowly started to drift sideways. "We need to finish that bastard now, there is more yet to...." His sentence was cut off as the Rabaul shook violently, once, twice. Smoke was pouring from its upper hull, he of course couldn't see that, he didn't have to be Einstein to figure it out though. "Damage report Mister Tucker."

 Several alarms were ringing loudly, from several places all at once. Even the bridge was beginning to get some low level smoke and sparks. "Not good sir. Shields are at 37% holding slowly. Starboard hangar bay is wasted, there were three fires under control. All birds are out, so they'll need to return to the Dread. We have no long range radar, our port sub light engines are gone and there is another fire in the aft stores."

 No, it wasn't good at all. "As soon as that reaches 25% make the call to abandon ship. We'll beam or use the rings to wherever we can. In the meantime, Lieutenant Junot, take that mongrel out, loose all missiles and anything else you can throw at it." Another shake of the ship, more smoke and heat approaching the bridge.

 "How long Tucker?" The old man looked as casual as a Sunday Picnic.

 "No more than 5 to 10 sir." He looked at Mesa fretfully.

 "Major McCaffry! Start beaming off all non essential personnel to the Dreadnought, inform Colonel Radovic of our situation, Lieutenant Stryker, plot a course directly for that second cruiser, then prepare to leave and that means all of you!"

 "Sir, I'll stay?"

 "You heard me Tucker, I mean all of you."

 
 @sorra @DanielRyder @Robert Laurel


 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 04, 2019, 12:23:21 PM
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<Vanir Base-Power Core>

 Morgan and Agathon had placed their charges, then the swap was made for Jordan and Valentine to do the same. "Keep sharp." She told them leaving them to guard the door so to speak. It was a weird sensation for them at least as she knew (from the echoing gunfire) there was trouble and combat elsewhere and she expected here at the so called Power Core to have at least been guarded. It wasn't, in fact her team hadn't seen a single clone since they beamed in. It was too quiet and she smelled a rat.

 "Over there Valentine, by that big heat exchanger looking thing." That was what it appeared to be, with all the pipes going and coming from the main core. "I'll place my chargers around the center section." Dropping her pack Jordan removed her C4 packs, placing them around the base of the core. Then something occurred to her as her hand rested on the large round machine.

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 It should be humming, vibrating and this close to it there should be some heat coming off those vertical power tube things. Yes it was warm, but not hot. "Finish up Corporal and get back to the Lieutenant and Chief." She then walked along the pipes where the other charges were set, bending to her knee, Jordan removed her glove to place a hand on both the in and out pipes, they were both room temperature. That was wrong. Going back to the core she banged lightly with the handle of her knife on the casing, it sounded hollow and definitely not metal. So wrong she thought as she turned the knife around and with all her force plunged it into the casing. It went through like paper mache, or the nearest equivalent of some hastily made fibreglass thing. It was fake and they were set up.

 She ran back to her team, tapping her radio as she went. "Sheppard, O'Neil. We need to get out now, its a trap!" As she spoke the veritable poo hit the fan, lines of Clones were heading their way from the ramp below them. Trap alright, and they were the rats with no way to link up with the other teams. "I saw another exit tunnel beyond the core, we'll draw that lot after us and blow our charges on the other side." She told her team, then fired off several rounds in the direction of the oncoming clones. Of course they didn't like it and so began the pursuit. "Move it! Agathon lead out, I'll hold here until the last minute..go, go now!"

 @Veteran52 @Shadowlord @DanielRyder
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 04, 2019, 01:17:13 PM
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<Dreadnought, Bridge>

 

 “Two Colonels are better up here than one Dave. Have your Marine leader do what he needs to do to ensure a clean swift exit for our teams. Make sure all personal locators are tracking constantly, the moment we here a murmur of anything we or they are not prepared for we’ll beam them out instantly.” They could always go back through another door if necessary, cat and mouse was the game.

 The whole point of the mission was to seriously dent the Vanir’s plans for galactic domination; so far that wasn’t going to plan, essentially the fleet as big as it was had been caught short and yet there was far more here than went up against the oncoming Ori back in 08. “Now that is right out of Vader’s copybook if I may say, I’m surprised a damned Death Star doesn’t show up.” All of them so often made light of the Sci-fi movie world, the problem was this wasn’t a movie and no one had handed them a script. “And it looks like its going to be our biggest problem.” Lily took a second to watch the screens, with the viewport blast shields up they had to rely on the large tactical display or the feed from the many external cameras placed around the ship’s hull. It was when she saw the Rabaul that a deep lump formed in her throat. “Jesus! He won’t last.” 

 But there was no time for her to message Ted, they had their own battles to fight. “Have we got either of our Growlers out there?” They were the best option for damage reports, she needed to know how much effect the Dread was going to have on that monster.

 “Helm, twenty degrees port, Weapons, ready the main battery. I want a direct hit on that station as soon as you’re powered up.” The main weapon of the Dreadnought class was rarely used such was the draw it had on the ship’s power. Generally it was a one shot all or nothing scenario. “Jason, signal the El’Dari flag, tell Sunniva we need back up immediately, I know she is keeping some ships in reserve, we need them now.” What else, pray, just pray.

 @Cipherhornet18

 
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Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 04, 2019, 02:57:15 PM
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<Surface sectors- Main Science Labs>

 By the time the fan was spinning spitting out putrid dung in every direction by way of weapons fire, the time for silence was over. Plus shedding the suppressors gave them that much more impact and a little more range. Teyla quickly unscrewed hers, nodding to her 'other' female counterpart to do the same, that followed one by one with the small Wraith warriors. Now they were down to eight in number, two of Rhiase's 'boys' went down when a barrage of Clone fire came their way as the force gained the same level. They were on the retreat now, fire run, fire run to the next safety point until at last it was AR-1, Rhiase and now five of 'Blades'.

 Rhiase ordered two of her soldiers to go with Ronon and McKay, while she with John and Teyla held the line, they found whatever cover they could as they real shooting began.

 It was a cacophony of sounds, the constant automatic weapons fire and the cry of the dead and dying. Even while shooting Rhiase called her larger team from below, there was no answer. She swore in the Wraith tongue something guttural not intended for human ears. "Do we have a fallback option Sheppard?" She yelled.

 Teyla was doing what she could, taking down several clones but they were coming faster and closer. A thought occurred to her. "I know this isn't the right time to ask but did anyone think to bring grenades? I didn't." She said in a frustrated tone as one more Wraith fell. 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on October 04, 2019, 03:22:33 PM
<main science labs>

Mckay kept fairly close to Ronon, he knew how to fight, seemed to live to fight.

"Just around this corner and to the left, the room should be there"

He yelled as he shot another clone

"There seems to be more of them, damn, lets hope they dont blow the command console before we can get to it, that would be very bad"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on October 05, 2019, 05:05:31 AM
<Vanir Base-Power Core>
Following in the wake of the LT.,Chief Morgan quickly approached the afore-mentioned Exit tunnel.Stopping just short of the Exit,Cooper quickly tugged off his back-pack. Looking towards the LT.Cooper called out"LT., I brought an 'old friend' with me. Reaching into the pak,Cooper pulled out his mortar launcher and the two belts of ammo."Just like in the old 'Terminator II movie,with 'Arnold'He loaded a round into the chamber and settled the two belts on his re-positioned back-pak."now, if we need 'back-up'we can give those clones a dose of extra pain!
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on October 05, 2019, 07:28:58 AM
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<Wraith Hive Flagship>

They weren't going to last long like this, Todd was sensing Sin's thoughts with his own being much the same. The only difference being he knew that if they didn't put a big hole in the Vanir's advance now, there would be no alliance at all, for there would be nothing left but the waste the Vanir left behind. He needed to buy some time, at least for his own ship, as there was no way to regenerate in the middle of such a battle like this. "I'm moving as to the rear temporarily, Bonewhite has returned to the fray so he can take our place." From there he maneuvered the flag ship to a position just out of range, while directing other Wraith ships to continue the advance on the Vanir ships.

What worried him there and then was that large thing, whatever it was that had just made its appearance, he had never seen anything like it. While pondering that situation, he was not overly joyed to see one Traveler ship and an El'Dari vessel succumb to the pummeling they were getting from the enemy. "We need something big, something to really make them pause." It was a thought, yet he said it aloud. 


@Sio83

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on October 06, 2019, 06:26:16 AM
<Wriath Hive Flagship>

Sin nervously wondered if his commander's remark was rhetorical or not.  He might as well reply.  The worst Guide could do would be to throw him out into the fray and at least things would end quickly.

"There could be a few methods. I overheard the humans on Atlantis talking on occasion. however, everything depending upon them giving us the ability to do more damage is...unlikely at best."

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 07, 2019, 12:47:42 PM
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<Tallellinian Surface, TF Mako>

The situation was getting worse by the second. Michelle could hear the gunfire escalating, the time was running out. And as they planted the second set of charges, she realized what Voodoo was on about. Not a single one of the vats had anything but lights and fluids, not any trace of a clone in sight.

"...what kind of cloning facility has no clones?" Michelle asked aloud.

"Boss?" Ice asked.

"Our intro stuff showed us footage of a Wraith Hive ship when the grunts were in their chambers...no silhouettes...oh. Oh! Oh hell!" Michelle said, "Pack up, let's go."

"Gambler, what's up?" Voodoo asked, but they were already on the move."[/color]

"Deuce, we're coming to you. How're we looking?" Michelle said into her radio.

"Actual, Five. Still holding, getting dicey. Done so soon?" Deuce replied.

"Callin' an Ackbar here. And not Aloha." Michelle pointed out. THere was a pause before Deuce continued.

"...oh. Damn, boss, alright." Deuce replied.

"Hanley! What is it!" Ice demanded.

"It's a trap." Michelle replied, as they reached the doorway.

"Alpha Romeo One, Mako Actual. This site is bogus, we're falling back under fire." Michelle barked into her radio before snapping up her rifle and double tapping a clone trooper in the head with her 416.

The team regrouped and began making their way to the hole they climbed in through, moving aggressively and refusing to let the clones bog them down. They reached the crater, but this time they would have to climb up using the debris. Easier said than done, like all things while under fire.

Michelle found a spot about half way and set up with her rifle, a McMillan CS5. It was a compact rifle, bolt action and intended for covert ops with its integrated suppressor. It gave her a great vantage point, the clones were exposed here, and under her rifle fire they were less able to pin down her team.

She then heard a shout up above her as she was removing the magazine and slapping in a new one.

"What's going on up there? You guys in a good cover position?"

"Wolf's hit, graze on the left leg." Midas replied.

"Patch him up quick, Bones. Deuce, Voodoo, get some fire going here." Michelle ordered.

"Roge, Boss. Get moving, it's gonna start getting violent." Deuce replied. Michelle ducked behind cover as Voodoo's machine gun opened up. As she was racing up, 40mm grenade rounds landed behind her around the clones. She got to their position, where she saw Midas trying to fix up Wolf's left leg injury, bandage and all.

Wolf was swearing in Spanish, he was clearly angry at getting shot, but the injury wasn't critical. But it would slow him down. Midas slammed in a syringe to help ease the pain after the bleeding was stopped.

"We're good to go. Let's go." Midas said.

"Mako is exfiltrating now. We have one WIA, minor." Michelle reported over the radio as she swapped back to her 416.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 07, 2019, 12:58:08 PM
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<Tallelinian Base - AR-1>

Sheppard ran as quick as he could up the stairs until they were in the labs as planned. There were a couple of clones remaining, bu the rest were now coming from behind.

"Rhiase, cover our backs! Rodney, get to work, hurry!" Sheppard said, gesturing to the computer as he swapped magazines. Ronon turned around and began firing on the clones coming up from behind.

Sheppard's radio was alight with bad news. He was furious, but there had to be more to this trap, and if they could somehow...

"What the hell is that?" Sheppard said, more to himself but also for Teyla and Rodney to chime in on.

A fortress, like Atlantis in the mountains almost but more militaristic and with an Asgard twist, shimmered into view about five miles north of them. He could see it from the tower window they were able to look out.

Beams began lancing upwards from the tallest pillars in the city, up towards space.

"Oh no. Please tell me that's not what I think it is." Sheppard said.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 07, 2019, 01:12:14 PM
GM Post:

The Vanir's true plan came into being - it was a trap. Everything in the bunker AR-2 found was a fake. The data there was exactly the same, right down to the same gibberish code that Rodney thought was a hidden message, and that ruse would be easily discovered by McKay.

The new base was a fortress, shielded with Ancient and Asgard technology, and the beams firing up into the sky were the same as the weapons found among the Vanir fleet. These were much more powerful, however, suggesting a better power supply. Not quite ZPM, luckily. As this happened, a planet-wide scattering field activated, preventing beaming or ring use. Clones were rushing out of this new base, moving to secure the landing zones the allied forces set up.

And in orbit, things got a lot worse. As the stations were blown apart and the smaller ship groups were starting to struggle, a pair of strong fleets on either side, supported by the battlecruisers of the Vanir fleet, were now pushing into the battle line.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on October 07, 2019, 01:27:13 PM
<<Rabaul bridge>>

Junot's guns went to rapid fire pouring missiles and energy beams into the Vanir ship. It was taking serious damage and trailing atmosphere. Juliette felt the ship shudder under her as it took hits in return. All the lights on her console went from green to red. "Captain, all weapons systems are down. Shields are at twenty six percent. Another two hits will finish us." Her hand hovered over the yellow button.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on October 08, 2019, 04:30:07 PM
<Tallellinian Surface>

McKay was watching the info coming onto his computer when he hooked it up

"Sheppard, this is complete jibberish, just like back at the lab, and i hate to say this  but Zelenka may have been right........it's a trap"

He looked up as Shepperd shouted and McKay  walked into the passageway  and he saw the huge ship hung in the sky

"Oh my god, it looks like an Asgard version of Atlantis...................a little....we have to get out of here..now  this entire thing is a trap"

 He realized he was probably stating the obvious now and there  was more than a little panic in his voice as he looked at the rest of the team
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on October 09, 2019, 07:30:54 AM
<<Rabaul bridge>>

Mesa growled as the Rabaul shook.  This wasn't going well at all.  She spun in her seat, seeing the look in Tucker's eyes.  No what was he thinking? Then it fell.  He offered to stay.  She closed her eyes tightly, trying not to think about it.  "Sir?" She asked, her voice hollow.  This could be it?

She turned to her computer systems.  "Colonel Radovic, this is Major McCaffrey.   The Rabaul has taken some major hits and shields are nearly gone.  I am going to start beaming the crew over." After the transmission she set to work on locating everyone on board and beaming them over to safety.  " That is everyone but us here," she said, setting the lock onto Junot, Tucker, and herself.  She couldn't seem to get a lock on Ted though.

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<Liberty>
Rob's breath caught in his chest as he stared at the ships approaching.  "You've got to be kidding," he groaned, gripping the controls.  This battle was definitely going south quickly.  Just how were they going to get out of This?

"Hold tight," he told Alecia as he dropped the ship into a nosedive.  He winged a silent prayer up as he leveled the ship out, his heart racing.  " Not sure we're going making it through this one, " he admitted, his voice catching as he tried to avoid an incoming enemy.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on October 10, 2019, 06:47:37 AM
<Rabaul Bridge:Damage Control>
Sitting in the opposite chair from Chief Tucker,Lt. Leiovna was still monitoring the steadily worsening situation"Chief Tucker,the screens and gauges,all of the monitoring systems are all going..How you say'Wonky'As she relayed her rport to the Chief,she observed the XO's facial features and understood her words.I am reading some total systems failures and seeing what is left of our shields.Looking first at the Chief,then at her XO,Lt. Leiovna spoke directly"What are your oders,Sir![/color]
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 10, 2019, 12:34:09 PM
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<Dreadnought Bridge>

 "Damnit!" Lily swore as she watched helplessly the fleet being decimated. Even the advancements of the El'Dari were seemingly no match for what the Vanir was throwing at them now. A quick calculation told her of thirty or so ships that had left Atlantis, twenty one  were still intact and capable of fighting, with the others either gone, badly damaged and withdrawn or trying to stave off the inevitable by seeking protection from those still in one piece. Yet even of those, few escaped with even the mighty Dreadnought taking some significant hurt. The call from the Rabual didn't make her churning stomach feel any better either. "Copy that Major McCaffry, beam them to the aft bridge section." She said breathlessly as her own ship rocked from hits it was taking.

 They needed some luck right now and something to turn this crap fight around, if they didn't do something sooner rather than later it'd be goodbye charlie. "Right! I need some options, if any of you have even the craziest idea let me know now or our relatives will be lining up at the lawyers office to hear the reading of our Wills." Seeing those extra ships come to the battle gave her gas; what they needed was a kill, something big that might have a demoralizing effect on the enemy and make them pause.

 @Cipherhornet18

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<Rabaul Bridge>

 Before their very eyes it was as if the Rabaul was being torn apart. Systems were down and right now she was barely producing enough power for anything of substance. Ted wasn't dismayed, he didn't even look saddened by the whole affair. No he had a look of anger like a predator that had been slighted and he wasn't at all happy about that. He was about to say something witty, the moment giving him a second of humor, but he decided against that merely giving his crew a look of hope before they all disappeared leaving him alone.

<Dreadnought Bridge>

 Some few seconds later Tucker and the rest of the Bridge crew appeared at the rear of the Dread's bridge. His first concern was naturally for everyone's welfare. "We all good?" he asked then suddenly realised the Captain wasn't with them. He rushed to Mesa's side asking. "O'Connel, Major where is he?" Panic started to rise in his throat.

 @Robert Laurel @sorra @DanielRyder @Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 10, 2019, 03:48:41 PM
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<AC-401-22 Liberty>

 "Rob, squeeze your eyes shut for a few seconds, I'm taking the stick." Not that she didn't trust him, she did immensely. But for the time required to make snap decisions there was no room for her to pass instructions to him and do what she had to do. "Hobo, just keep those bastards off my six!" She called hotly over the radio as Alecia flipped the control button allowing her full usage of the Liberty. It reminded her of the fact that she had once been called mad, insane, for her way of centering on a single thing like a zealot. That was born out by her 3 year long distance love for Daniel Jackon; not that he ever knew it of course. 

 While Rob had the bulky ship pointed down she needed to adjust the angle somewhat, they were now almost over the general area where the AA was located and right now that sweat turned cold as the 401 became the focus of their fire. Pushing the throttle down, the Liberty was now almost vertical and the ground was coming up fast in her vision, very fast. Quickly she flipped the bomb doors open, and selected 'all' rather than a certain number of bombs. This would effectively unload everything they had internally. At just 500 feet with certain death facing them, she engaged the thrusters set facing forward to bleed off a lot of speed, at the same time reducing the throttle by 50%; at still near 500 mph to the surface the 401 pulled up in a sharp curve to horizontal. As the Liberty sped across the AA positions, she unloaded the ordnance with it free falling over the six AA positions she had identified and while it wasn't all of them, it was enough to make a difference. The chatter over the radio told her that other 401 pilots were doing the same.

 Even from this height as she started the climb, the massive eruptions below shook the Liberty and the reverberations were almost deafening. Sweating even more so, and having lost partial control of her bladder for a second or so, Alecia was in a word, happy. They had done something to make a difference as she noticed quite a lot of the AA had stopped. "Take us up Rob, you have the stick...again."She added, trying to relax a little yet knowing their job wasn't done still.

 @sorra @Cipherhornet18
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 10, 2019, 04:53:39 PM
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<Surface sectors- Main Science Labs>

 They had taken a hammering just to get as far as they had, now all of Rhiase's boys were down and that didn't make her all that happy about the situation. She did though smile with some satisfaction as the larger team she thought lost got back in contact with her and were making their way up to the same position; numbers though were reduced to almost half.

 "I'm out!" Rhiase exclaimed as she ditched her last clip, she had her blaster and that was it, even the 9mm side arm she had been given was sans ammo now.

 Teyla was on the other side of the passage, she heard the Wraith's call but was too far to do anything about it; besides she was getting low herself at that moment. "John, we can't hold much long, both Rhiase and..." Then she to saw it, this was as her Earth friends would say, 'game over'. "We should leave...now!" She all but screamed over her radio.

 "I can only agree with that sentiment." By now Rhiase was using her blaster almost like a machine pistol, flashes of energy tore from the muzzle one after the other as she tried to take down as many of the Clones as possible. They had to move.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on October 11, 2019, 08:21:38 AM
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<Wraith Flagship>

"We shall see young one." Which to a human might well be considered quite humorous when taken in context as it was like comparing a five thousand year old pyramid with one of ten thousand years. In their eyes they were both very old.

He waited another few moments, watching the ship's regeneration status. When it reached a point he was satisfied they were ready enough he made his decision. "A new tactic, in fact it's not something our race is want to do normally, preferring to meet our adversary face to face in an honorable battle. Dare I say these animals have proven to be anything but, don't you agree?"

With that he sent a message to three ships. One other remaining Hive and two cruisers. The plan was simple, they make a hyper jump, a very short one to bring them into the rear of the Vanir attack fleet. "As soon as we reappear Sin, I want every weapon on this ship to bear down on that largest enemy cruiser. There will be no room for hesitation."

Making the calculations wasn't as simple as one might expect. Ships with hyper drive were not designed with extremely short jumps ever contemplated, though it was possible. He made the execution, milliseconds later the four Wraith ships appeared five thousand meters behind and above the Vanir fleet, as soon as they did, fire began to rain down on them. "Now!" he ordered the Cleverman.

@Sio83
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on October 12, 2019, 06:37:57 AM
<Dreadnought Bridge>
After she re-materialized,Lt. Ivanna Leiovna still couldnt believe it.Her Russian soul had felt the imminent and cloying presence of Death,as it stalked them. But,the technologies had given them all new life,even if it was only for mere moments. Looking out from her position on the Dreads Bridge,her first thought was,did we all make it?"It is good to see you standing here,Chief Tucker. But,I am looking now and wondering what duty I can fill,to help these,Our Comrades,to fight this merciless enemy? You having a long career, what can you say to this? Can we help them to fight?Then,Leiovna saw her XO and started to ask her...
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on October 12, 2019, 07:36:59 AM
Lieutenant Jon Agathon

"I wonder how everyone's doing," Jon suddenly remarked.

The El-tee retreated along with his group leading the way as they shot at the Vanir. The sound of bullets hitting metal echoed along the hallway. Under the hail of fire, they reached the exit slowly. "Valentine, Morgan. Hold your ground.

Turning around, he replenished the ammo of his rifle and toggled his radio, "We've reached the exit, Commander. Are you right behind us?"

@Shadowlord @Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on October 12, 2019, 08:12:18 AM
Lieutenant Ben Stryker, T-Shrike

Rabaul Bridge

With the ship on course toward the second cruiser, Ben turned to face the commander of the Rabaul. He kept his silence knowing that there was no convincing the captain that he could stay behind. Making sure he saw it, Ben saluted just as the beaming started to take him away from the bridge and toward the other bridge of the Dreadnought.

Looking at the survivors from the Rabaul, he noted the captain wasn't among them. He had stayed behind to make sure his mission was finished. They needed to take out that other cruiser.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on October 12, 2019, 10:28:32 PM
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<Tallellinian Command Centre>

Of all the places that they could have sent a newly formed team on what seemed to be no less than five minutes, they had sent them into what was the closest to the hub of activity. Mike knew better than to complain - a habit that was long gone and buried in the ground - he would adapt and overcome such a situation. They had six coming up from below and it seemed they had run into a rather large opposition, judging by the quick time that Nguyen had taken to backtrack towards them.

"Take a knee. Stick tight to the wall." He said, his eyes glued to the opening that Nguyen had come from. They had to plan this, despite the fact that they had gone in blind. "Numbers, Nguyen. How many?" Mike waited for the response before keying in his comms to contact Marasigan. The corporal had previously said that they would need to act swiftly but with a blockade, they would have to draw attention to themselves if they were to go through that particular entrance. "How's it looking, Marasigan? Can you see any other routes into the command center?"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on October 14, 2019, 10:47:28 AM
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Another two accounted for, and six times that many pock marks from the return fire around the large column Chris was using for cover, lean out fire, lean out fire. Sooner or later his luck had to run out, yet for now its made them think twice. "Three left boss and they're making a retreat." As he spoke those defenders were withdrawing, obviously they knew this place better than his team did, possibly trying to go around him.

Using his scope, he then scanned the area ahead of them and there seeing the wall of clones blocking that way to the Command Center, he looked left and right with him about to give a negative reply when he saw a ladder going up to a walkway that went overhead then passed those clones of Louise's, down to the left again then behind the Command center. Most likely they might be able to drop in behind them. Shimmying down the column he made quick time to join the others; Chris crouched down to the floor using his finger in the dust. "We're here sir, those blokes are there." A blob for us and a straight line for them. Tracing off to his right another line. "There's a ladder over there out of their visual, twenty meters, it goes up to a walkway that goes straight passed them and behind the Command Center."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on October 14, 2019, 02:56:40 PM
<<Dreadnought>>

Juliette, as Second Officer, quickly looked around to take stock and to see if anyone was missing. She didn't see the captain. She looked over at the XO and the Chief for instructions. It appeared that the skipper had chosen to go down with his ship.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Shadowlord on October 14, 2019, 05:32:19 PM
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John quickly plated his explosive devices and slowly made his way back to the rest of his team. He didn’t feel comflrtable leaving his CO in the room alone though. It mattered little though as she charged out after him yelling that it was a trap. John’s heart raced as he readied his weapon. He chose to hold position beside O’neil for a bit while the others moved ahead.

“Let’s hope they don’t move too fast.” He said moving up to join Morgan and Agathon.

He fired back at the clones beside Morgan but he knew they weren’t going to be able to hold out if they sent more reinforcements, they had to either get out fast or at least find a more defensible position.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 15, 2019, 03:11:50 PM
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<Tallellinian Sector, TF Mako>

Michelle and Mako were falling back under fire, but they were doing so in a manner that was a credit to the US Navy Special Warfare Development Group. They were professional but unpredictable - suppressing fire covered one group until the other got to them, and then the next group would fall back. Every so often, the falling back group would go further back before providing fire. The clones were paying dearly to chase off the SEALs, but they weren't stopping.

Behind a fallen log, Michelle flipped out a magazine from her rifle as Voodoo was changing belts for his machine gun. The barrels of both her assault rifle and his weapon were smoking from the heat. Since he couldn't swap barrels, Voodoo was resorting to pouring a water bottle  it after he finished the process of feeding his Belgian machine gun with more ammo.

"I think their whole tactic is to send more enemies at us than we have bullets." Michelle commented as she tapped the aluminum magazine into her German rifle. Steam hissed off of the machine gun, Voodoo tossed the bottle aside.

"Thinking you're right, boss. Jesus...I'm down to this and one more belt." Voodoo said.

Michelle's radio crackled and popped but she couldn't make heads or tails of it. She ducked down as Voodoo started firing again, sending streams of 5.56mm rounds down range and raining brass casings and steel links onto the ground.

"This is Mako Actual, say again!" Michelle shouted over the din.

"This is Dagger! We are pinned down at LZ Carson! Enemy forces are breaking through our lines! Requesting orders!" The Marine on the other side of the line shouted.

Michelle pulled out her map and checked. She snarled something inappropriate before returning to her headset.

"Dagger, Mako! Solid all, we are coming to you!" Michelle shouted back, "Approaching from two-five-zero, check your fire there! How copy?!"

There was no response, but there was weapons fire still from that direction.

"Nothing heard! Out!" Michelle concluded and the fallback action finally got them free from the Vanir, getting them to the treeline.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 15, 2019, 03:20:28 PM
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<Tallellinian - AR-1, Science Labs>

"Yeah, I see it, Rodney. Let's get the hell out of here. Chewie, we're outta here!" Sheppard called out as he led the way back to the stairs. "All teams, this is Sheppard. Get your butts back to the LZs, now. This whole friggin' thing is a set up! Drop whatever you are doing, I don't care what it is, NOW. Dreadnought, get the -401s here, we're not gonna be able to beam up."

Thankfully, with stealth and subtlety out the window, getting out of the labs and back to the surface was a lot easier than getting in, if only because now Ronon could add to the firepower again. But it was going to be a fighting battle out for them as well. Off in the distance one way, he could see the tan colored forms of Mako engaging in a retreating engagement, and in the other, the black forms of AR-3 pulling back from their target.

"Baker, where the literal hell are you? I see O'Neil and I see Hanley, I don't see you!" Sheppard called out over the radio.

"What's the call, Sheppard?!" Ronon called from his cover.

"Hunker down for a second guys! We might have to dig them out of trouble!" Sheppard ordered, even if it meant it was going to be to Rodney's dismay and Rhiase's disapproval. He wasn't about to leave anyone behind, not if he could help it.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 15, 2019, 03:33:06 PM
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<Tallelinan Airspace>

"We're on it, Liberty. Just get clear..." Jack said, as his own threat detection sensors were starting to go into overdrive with all the sudden sensors popping on around them.

"Lead, we've got a whole pile of ugly coming in from that fortress...you think those beams can hit us too?" AJ asked.

"Stay evasive and watch your sectors, Hobo. If they do, be ready, but I doubt they'd waste the energy on us." Jack replied.

The furball was just insane up here, but they only needed to hold off the enemy fighters, which Hobo Squadron was doing...but it was costing them as well. At least 3 Wildcats were shot down by the enemy. No one could tell if any of those 3 had safely ejected or beamed down. There was just too much going on here.

They were finally in space, but things were just as bad here too.

"Hobo, we're going to escort Liberty back, and then start covering the transports as they head down too. Liberty, you might need to go down too, so be ready." Jack ordered.

"Bogies, five o'clock low!" Someone called out, as a formation of Vanir fighters raced into them. Energy blasts lanced out, claiming another Wildcat in a fireball, but then Jack saw it before he heard it.

"Hobo Two, I'm hit...starboard wing...I...c'mon..." AJ's F-302 was missing its right wing up to just shy of the engine there. It was spinning out of control, but AJ managed to right it in time. Jack pulled his fighter up alongside hers.

"Hobo Two, I've got warning lights all over, starboard engine is losing pressure. I'm gonna have to put her down." AJ said.

"Affirmative, looks pretty bad over here too. Okay, follow Liberty in." Jack said. His hands were starting to shake a little, having come so close to losing her in this fight too, but it was just the reminder of the risks they took...
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 15, 2019, 03:42:48 PM
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<UNS Dreadnought - Bridge>

It was Dave that spoke up, though he only narrowly beat Jason to the punch.

"This ain't gonna get solved with some trick that Jack O'Neill would pull out of a hat. Sometimes, we do our best and all we got is good 'ol fashioned firepower and knowhow and still fall short. This is one of those times, Colonel. We need to get our people off that planet and get the hell out of here." Dave said.

"...we have got to buy time for ourselves here. Hell, drop the rest of the Rabaul on these jerks if that's what it takes, but we gotta hold the door open. Otherwise, we're done for. We can't pull a win out of this clusterblank of a fight, and some heroic last stand does no one any good. Weps, can we get some hardware onto that new installation, rain some on their parade?" Jason asked.

"Neither are good ideas, Master Chief. We're out of range for the latter, and if the reactor goes on the Rabaul, we might as well leave now because that'll kill our people too. We'll be lucky if their course doesn't shift any further and pull them into the planet. Not to mention that fort has shields like Atlantis." Dave said, "Even with the -401s, this is gonna take time we don't have much of. We make 'em work for their kills and we do what we can."

For Dave, it was all just a space version of P3X-666. Not even the arrival of SG-1 had turned that battle...

"...best we tell our allies to chip in as well. Get on the horn with Todd and the others, we gotta work this one out and now." Jason said. He was looking all the more agitated not being able to help, "And anyone from the Rabaul who isn't injured better get back to work helping to keep us afloat, if we go down, who beams us off?"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on October 16, 2019, 01:49:29 AM
<Rabaul Bridge>

Mesa was pale and shaking as Tucker ran up to her.  She shook her head, her eyes wild.  "I I don't know.  I couldn't get a lock on him," she barely managed to day, her voice saying.  "I I tried.  Oh I failed!" She cried, collapsing against a wall in shock.

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<Tallellinian Command Centre>

Ty stayed close to his new team.  Nothing like going into a battle blind.  And with a team that barely knew each other.  He wouldn't worry about that right now.  He dropped to a new next to his team.

"Do we try for the ladder? Try to get above them?"

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<AC-401-22 Liberty>

"Wait?  What..." Rob didn't have long to process her words before Alecia took control.  He clenched his fists on his leg, taking a deep breath.  She was a good pilot but one that could scare the pants off you too.  "Whoa whoa!" He cried as she angled toward the ground.  He braced for an impact that thankfully never happened.

Rob didn't breathe easy agsin until she turned the controls back over to him,  "wowm" he breathed.  "That was some crazy flying.  Let's just hope it helps." He glanced out the window.  "Shoot.  A.J.'s hit." This wasn't good.  Her ship looked bad.  She needed to get to the ground quickly.

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on October 16, 2019, 05:45:50 AM
Hearing El-Tees orders,Cooper grinned and shucked his backpack,so that he could reach his other weapon.Conscious of the constant barrage ,he held position near the entrance as ordered."Now its time for a little 'payback'.Pulling out the mortar launcher,he also retrieved the two bandeliers of rounds for his 'baby'.Loading a round,he took aim at the source of the volleys the Vanir were sending their way. He didnt want to 'bring the roof down on them,not yet at least,so he aimed for a point just short of their suspected position.In quick succession,Cooper fired three rounds and then called out"Yo,everyone cover your ears,quick!
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 16, 2019, 10:23:01 AM
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<Vanir Base-Power Core>

 The clones were right on their six, Jordan was the last in line just to make sure. They made the next exit in good time, all four of them making it a sprint at the last minute. One thing that wasn't required now was a delayed reaction, hence the need for only one remote detonator to light the fuse so to speak.

 Then that fateful call from Sheppard, she knew it was coming, that was a given. "O'Neil, copy Sheppard. We need to find an out." After that Jordan was well aware they were fairly much on their own given the distance between each team and the enemies in the middle of all of them.

 Leading her team at a very rapid jog, the CO scanned the next passage for something that indicated 'up'. She found it at the end to the right, a set of metal stairs. Since they were only 3 levels below the surface her intuition told her that was their nearest escape route. She stopped the team at the foot of the stairs, looked back to where they had come from, the clones were all inside the Command center and letting loose with volleys of fire, most of which was pinging off the structure around them. "Not exactly marksmen are they?" She told her team then followed by the expected. "Fire in the hole." She pressed her remote detonator she'd been carrying in her left hand since planting her C4 packages. One by one all charges went off in succession, a black orange cloud poured from the opening they had left with bits of debris following, showering the immediate area, some quite close enough to be dangerous.

 With no time now for looking back, she ran up the stair case, checking each level as she went until finally she came to an iron door at the top, it was partially ajar most likely a result of the shock waves from the bombing. Jordan leaned on it, the door opening slowly with some force. It was then as she looked Northwards she saw it. "Holy...." the rest of her words trailed off. Destruction lay everywhere as the work from the 401's had taken their toll, the saddest thing was it had been wasted on the wrong target, they were well and truly set up. She glanced back down the staircase. "Move your butts, we're bugging out." She double clicked on her coms. "O'Neil, Sheppard, what's your status?" Then while she waited for his answer she clicked three times. "AR-3 actual to Dreadnought, request 401 pick up now. We've been screwed over. Out!"

 @DanielRyder @Shadowlord @Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 16, 2019, 11:06:27 AM
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<Surface sectors- Main Science Labs>

 "While I can appreciate your concern for your fellows Sheppard, don't you think as leader of this assault you'd be more valuable alive?" Rhiase with her rasping drawl was dismissive of the play; though she'd love nothing more than tear into these clones to physically rip their hearts out. She also knew when a leader had to protect their own skin, if only to ensure their troops survived to make an end to the battle.

 Teyla shook her head as she did as instructed by John, finding a reasonable place of protection behind some large concrete block that had a bent and twisted beam protruding from the top. "We won't leave any of our own behind if we can help it Rhiase. Its as simple as that."

 "I see." She wasn't convinced easily, though she knew what to do. Through her telepathic abilities she ordered the remainder of the main Wraith assault group to work their way around to try and locate AR-5. "Help is on the way Sheppard."

 "Rodney, here by me, there is more protection for you." The last thing they needed was getting the team scientist injured or worse. For if for some reason they needed a technical way out of this, he was their only chance.

 @Teddy @Cipherhornet18
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 16, 2019, 01:24:52 PM
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<Tallellinian Command Centre>

 Lou went down into the standard crouched position keeping one side as close as glue to a thick wall, her eyes focused ahead and nowhere else until Chris showed up. Taking a chance to partially turn she gave Mike her appraisal. "Twenty that I could see sir, there was enough noise for more although I don't think they've seen us yet." Don't count your chickens before they hatch, she remembered her old Math teacher telling her that so often. Because right as she spoke, sporadic fire came their way.

 Now she really needed some cover, she was too young to head for the big party in heaven. She edged towards Ty, getting as close as she could to him. "I'm a flippin Engineer not a Marine." She tried to make light of it as more rounds headed that way. Lou swung her rifle around, making several auto bursts in the right direction. Whether she hit any or not was another question.

 @sorra @Ellen_Ripley @Thaddeus
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on October 16, 2019, 01:49:06 PM
<Tallellinian Command Centre>


McKay heard Teyla's voice asking him to join her, she sounded so calm it  was almost  like she was asking him to join her for a drink, not get to her without being killed, he tried to stick to the wall like wallpaper as he edged his way towards her.  He only had to step out once and nearly caught a shot, his eyes widened and he stepped up his pace, as he got to her side, he punched furiously on his tablet

"Oh hell, Sheppard, I hate to break this to you, but we are seriously surrounded, I can't see any way out of here, we're sitting ducks"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 16, 2019, 04:49:47 PM
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<Dreadnought Bridge>

 Eric looked up from his console, now sitting at the W/O's position. "Sir we have tubes one to twelve armed and ready, they do have the range."

 Looking from one to the other Lily was becoming abundantly clear they were caught between a rock and a hard place with only a pair of scissors to cut their way out. "Right now unless someone can conjure up Gandalf and offer up some magic, the only thing I think is our best course of action is to withdraw, regroup and find out if any of us, I mean all of those involved here, has learned any weaknesses with them. We need to recall all ground teams now." As it happened Sheppard's call came in as she was speaking. "How many 401's do we have spare right now?"

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 Tucker leaned into her, giving Mesa a quick hug. "You haven't failed Major, we still don't know yet, so we keep the faith." He glanced up at and across to his counter part. "We can help, come on." Helping her up, Tucker guided Mesa towards the front end of the bridge. "Jason, been a while hasn't it?" Not really all that long. Tucker was lead instructor at the Alpha site for a short while in 010 as he had been in between ship postings. A brief encounter that formed a common bond from their respective Navy backgrounds. "We can take any seat vacant, as you have two gunnery positions...Lieutenant Junot, you've got the guns again. Lieutenant Stryker I think can go tactical, and Major McCaffry can liaise with the other ships. Me, hell I can do anything other than fly something, just point me where you need me." His eyes caught the Colonel's attention. "Sorry Ma'am. I know we're all as busy as...." Sometimes protocol went out the window in battle.

 "Don't think about it and we're glad for the help Tucker isn't it?"

 "Ma'am." He nodded in the affirmative.

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<Rabaul>


 The man had realized he'd painted himself into a corner. While he had the ship set to plow headlong into that damned monster of a Vanir cruiser, when he tried to beam himself out for some reason he couldn't. Second guessing he thought to try something else; the ship was locked and too bloody close to do anything about it, unless the Vanir vaporised the Rabaul here and now he had to be quicker than he had ever been. Typing in a few commands on one of the remaining stations that wasn't damaged, Ted found his target down in the hangar.

 The ship was now set for oblivion, the Vanir were of course trying their best to destroy it. Thankfully even though it was falling apart, her 'diamond skin' armor was just enough to keep the vessel in one very beat up piece. With flames pouring off it, the Rabaul slammed into the nearest heavy cruiser with enough destructive force to inflict considerable damage. While it didn't finish the enemy, her shields were disrupted substantially and this was seen by small explosions rippling along her upper hull. It was just as that action was creating a light show, Todd's ships and two El'Dari showed up behind the second cruiser.

 Yet for Ted whether or not he survived no one knew. Still he carried his lucky charm with him, and that like a bad penny allow him to show up again.

  <Dreadnought Bridge>

 "Well I'll be." While she couldn't see it physically with the view port blast screens in place, the exterior cameras showed much. The feed from the long range gunnery camera had been focused on those Vanir cruisers, within milliseconds of the Rabaul making impact, a small unmistakable buff grey shape sped away from amidst the inferno, a 302. "Lieutenant Spicer, target that city thing or whatever it is, let them have those missiles with our compliments." Lily nodded to both Dave and Jason. "Might not do a thing, if anything it might buy us some time." Acknowledging the Rabaul crew with another nod she had to get the ball rolling. "Major McCaffry, call up our allies, let them know we need another strategy and quickly thank you. Junot, lets see if we can finish that cruiser, Lieutenant Stryker, get me a 3D scan on that city now."

 @Robert Laurel @sorra @DanielRyder @Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 16, 2019, 04:50:23 PM
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<AC-401-22 Liberty>

 "Standard insane curve ball Rob, you'll get used to it." While they were back on their way with most of the bogies taken care of, the same couldn't be said for not only AJ she noticed, but Liberty three went limping back to the Dread with flames licking from her and from what Alecia could see much of the tail plane was missing. That made two, she hadn't yet counted the other two Squadrons. Sheppard's call was in her headset and she knew too damned well the Dread had heard it as well. With everything happening so fast, there were some actions she may have missed.

 "Follow her down Rob, put the Liberty as close as possible to wherever she lands and be ready to bug out the moment she's on board. We'll most likely be picking others up as well." Now to get help.

 "Gold, Spook what is your status?" She waited.

 "Gold two to Liberty One. Bad news, Kipler lost it Major, three and five had to return damaged. So you have me four and six over."

 "Stand by to pick up ground teams on the designated LZ's over." She replied.

 "Copy Liberty One."

 A few seconds later. "Spook One to Liberty One. If I'm not needed for further EW, we can take four. Two is damaged beyond repair but they were picked up by the El'Dari, three KIA'd and four is somewhere near those cruisers. Over."

 Thinking about it for a moment, she knew that having Spook one overhead on watch was as equally as important. "Liberty to Spook One, copied. Carry on Burgess, if we need you we'll call."

"Understood."

 Next call. "AJ this is Satterfield, we're coming for you."

 "Spook One to Hobo One. You have twenty two mixed flight of El'Dari and Wraith coming to relieve your Squadrons. Take them home sir and don't worry, Liberty will pick up Major Pierce safely." At the stick of the AE401, was a young man not long into his acorn pips, Major Peter Kraus USAF. His former job as co-pilot on the massive E3 Sentry put him in good stead to do the job of his dreams right now.

 @sorra @Cipherhornet18
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on October 17, 2019, 04:13:33 AM
<Vanir Base/Power Core>
Looking back down the staircase they had just climbed,Cooper called up to the Commander"Commander,whats say we leave them a little 'going away' gift? Ive got most of two bandoliers of mortar rounds left. If they figure where we've gone,it might slow them up just enougn so that we can be picked up. I figure any confusion,death and destruction we can send their way couldn't hurt,eh?
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on October 17, 2019, 04:37:42 AM
<Dreadnaught Bridge>
Lt. Ivanna Leiovna watched the tableu as the Chief helped his XO to sit down at one of the stations.She also felt like a 'left-over cog' and was still searching for a task,a job,something to do to help in the present situation]."Chief Tucker,permission to assist this Damage Control team.An extra pair of hands and eyes could be useful,yes?She knew he was aiding the XO,but she had to lend her aid.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on October 17, 2019, 11:40:31 AM
Juliette watched appalled as her XO dissolved into a useless puddle of tears. She raised her voice. "All Rabaul section chiefs! Get your people together and coordinate with your opposite numbers to see where they need help!" Hearing the order from Colonel Radovic, She sat down at the gunnery console and was soon pouring fire into the Vanir cruiser.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 17, 2019, 04:06:25 PM
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<Dreadnought Bridge>

 Things were hectic everywhere it appeared, even what he thought might be a calm in the storm aboard the mighty Dread's bridge was busier than beavers in Spring. And he noticed the faint acrid smell of smoke coming through the air ducts, so the big girl hadn't been spared damage either. "I'm sorry Lieutenant Leiovna, I missed you completely." He turned again to Lily. "That would be fine would it Colonel?"

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 "Of course Tucker yes of course." She couldn't stop for a minute. "Spicer, update on our 401's please."

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 Eric looked up in surprise, he was busy filtering out the radio chatter from the fighters and 401's so he could give her a concise answer, as well watching the live data on the status screen. "I'll give the actual squadron details later ma'am. As we stand now out of sixteen we have four from Liberty, three from Gold and two from Spook. That's it Colonel." While some where damaged and returned, others weren't so lucky three crews lost and one of those the EA ship from 122 Squadron had eight people on board. Losses like that cut deeply across all crew of any ship.

 Lily looked blank for a moment, then leaned towards Dave. "Make the call Dave as you see fit. Mister Hunter, you'll need to contact medical. One, prepare the morgue and two, patch up wounded as best as they can and if they can be shipped via the gate back to Atlantis, then they are to do so." Then there was one last thing, she walked the few feet over to Junot. "I don't know who you are yelling at Lieutenant for only your bridge crew are here, are you feeling well enough." The rest of the Rabaul had been beamed into the hangar deck, thus far she hadn't heard on how many there were who survived.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 18, 2019, 10:09:11 AM
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<Adrift>

 The funny thing Ted thought as he burst from the final moments of his beloved ship; he was flying the only fixed wing Naval fighter in Canadian liverage since the F2H Banshee way back in the 60's. God! He lamented, Canada hadn't had a flat top since the Bonaventure and like her sister nation Australia, every sailor from the Admiral down cursed the powers that be for not keeping up with the times. At least the Aussies were getting a pair of them, albeit for helo operations only, yet it was something. Strange thoughts as you faced death.

 He was still chuckling to himself also to the fact that his 'lucky' streak was still holding; he had waited until the last possible moment to beam himself into the hangar bay. His first thought was to send himself directly to the cockpit of his bird, wishful thinking. He was neither Thor nor Colonel Carter on that score. So he made it as close as possible, finding himself two feet away from the nose of the 302, damn that was close. Taking a few seconds to orientate himself, he climbed aboard donning his helmet then firing up the engines without bothering with any pre-flight checks. The 302 left the Rabaul as it was in the last seconds of its short life, virtually breaking up around him. Bits of debris and structure whipped passed him as he broke away into the darkness and battle still raging. He pulled the 302 rapidly into a path headed for the Dreadnought, not even looking back and seeing only how dangerously close he came to the second Vanir cruiser.

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 It was only then he realised something was wrong, the adrenaline rush of escape put all else out of his mind until now. While his crew was leaving earlier on the bridge, a moment before he managed to select the beaming coordinates for himself, parts of the ship's inner structure began to fail, with a shower of metal and other oddments filling the area. At the time he thought nothing of it until now. Something in his gut was burning badly. He placed his hand over his stomach, only to pull it away when he felt the wetness; that was when the world started to go dark and that was when he still had some presence of mind. "Mayday, mayday, mayday." He called before collapsing. With his hands no longer controlling the 302, it flew on in the general direction it was pointed at, adrift for the better want of a word. Behind him, the Vanir cruiser, the target of the Rabual's destruction, exploded in a light show not seen since the Ori wars.

 @Cipherhornet18
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on October 18, 2019, 11:03:03 AM
<<Dreadnought bridge>>

Juliette ignored the woman as she concentrated on her duty. She threw the results of her fire up onto the main bridge screen. The Vanir cruiser had taken a lot of visible damage with large fragments streaming in her wake. The enemy ship was visibly leaking atmosphere. Her shields were weakening and her fire was slackening.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on October 18, 2019, 11:20:18 AM
<Wraith Hive Flagship>

Sin allowed himself a hollow grin as the flagship returned to battle and took out the last of the Vanir ships.

The pride and glory of destroying an enemy were overshadowed by the damage they had taken to accomplish it and the question of what would happen next in the war.

The future looked bleak, but he trusted his commander to change that.

@Ellen_Ripley   
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on October 18, 2019, 04:48:22 PM
Lieutenant Ben Stryker, Navigator

Ben watched Mesa erupt in tears. He could feel her sorrow. They had lost people, including the CO of the Rabaul. Commander Edward O'Connel did well at his tour of duty even till the last. Approaching the Major, Ben touched Mesa's shoulder and nodded, You did what you could. His sacrifice won't be forgotten. It's all we could do to push on to make sure his death is not in vain."

@sorra

With his attention on Tucker when he mentioned his name, Ben nodded, "Alright. I'll take Tactical."

Taking his position near one of the consoles, the lieutenant kept his focus on the screen. Tapping a few commands, he had scanned the city and drawn up a 3D image of it, "It's done, Colonel. The 3D image of the city."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on October 18, 2019, 04:59:51 PM
Lieutenant Jon Agathon, AR-3 XO

Shaking his head, Jon sighed while keeping the rear and responded, "We got the smoke grenades, don't we? We can use them to slow them down. I'd save the ammo. Up to you, Commander."

Keeping to the rear, the lieutenant kept his rifle aimed at the corridor while waiting for the tell tale feeling of being beamed up. Soon as someone picked up on their comm.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on October 19, 2019, 07:14:16 AM
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<Wraith Hive Flagship>

~Could it be so easy?~ He thought sending a telepathic message that would be sensed by all his kind. ~No of course not~, the image of that all too suddenly appearing city structure sent a shiver up his spine, restoring long dead memories of centuries ago when the Lanteans held sway in this galaxy and Atlantis wasn't the only city ship. If it hadn't been for some bizarre twist of fate, the Wraith might not have been here today battling similar odds or if not worse.

"I'll return us to-" He was about to say as he watched in fascination the small human fighter escape the melee, one very lucky pilot he had to acknowledge. Then something else caught his attention as if the enemy hadn't done enough already. His eyes went wide. "Sin, I believe we may have to rethink our strategies, the long range sensors are picking up another twelve ships." He initiated the communication screen. "Dreadnought, check your long range sensors, two hours due ninety degrees, we will not survive another onslaught as much as I relish doing what we have done, I think we may need another plan."

@Sio83 @Mim @Cipherhornet18 @sorra
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on October 19, 2019, 07:22:53 AM
Lieutenant Commander Aria Israel, XO of the Dreadnought

In Space

Flying her 302 across the stars among the battle, Aria found herself caught in a dogfight against two Vanir. Pulling all sorts of manuvers, she itched away from certain death. Toggling the communication channel, she hailed her ship, "Dreadnought, I'm being tailed. I'm coming in hot. Clear the landing bay. Sending her code, it identified her as Lt/Commander Aria Israel.

Pulling the stick upward, she flipped upward behind one of the Vanir and opened fire destroying it. Taking it out, she curved straight toward the open hangar bay of the Dreadnought. The other fighter tailed her and added some blaster volley taking out the tip of her wing. It caused a force that spun Aria's fighter into an angle that clipped the tip of the landing bay.

Aria grunted and held on as her fighter skidded toward the fork lift. The force of it shuddered her as she faintly heard her leg snap. ow... she muttered as the smoke slowly rose from her fighter craft. A small fire started somewhere within.

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on October 19, 2019, 09:09:46 AM
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<Tallellinian Sector - AR-5, Command Center>

Baker had been assessing the situation, he knew that they were running low on time before they were swarmed and heavily outnumbered. However, during Marasigan's explanation and debatacle of whether they were going to go up and over the heads of their enemies or they were going to try and find a different way through (which meant going through them), it seemed plans had changed rapidly.

They hadn't engaged the enemy but they had outplayed them on this particular front.

His XO was looking at him, asking for an action plan - Nguyen had shuffled over to Ty and that was when the party really kicked off. Amidst the now fire-fight, Baker keyed on his radio over to Sheppard, "Sheppard, engaged in contact! Command Center! Over."  He had just adjusted himself in time to see two Clones run around, shouldering his rifle and firing off a controlled two bursts per clone.

"Bug out! Let's go!" There was no need for stealth, the whole operation and mission was buggered. He knew the longer they stayed in the command center, the more time the Clones had to box them in and make escape even more difficult than it was already as he tried to keep his newly assembled team from being disassembled within the same day. "Jackson, lead the rest out, Marasigan and I will provide covering fire."

Baker had taken up a defensive position behind one of the pillars. It wasn't going to hold, not with the amount of firepower they were expecting to encounter; two against twenty, he cursed silently in his head. He fired off another deliberate few rounds, just to keep their heads down and further down the corridor. However, he was more concerned with the rapidly approaching footsteps from somewhere over to their side.

"Baker to Sheppard! Looks like our window of opportunity just closed! Requesting backup!"

@Mim @Ellen_Ripley @sorra @Cipherhornet18
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 19, 2019, 10:23:36 AM
<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

All flight operations by now had been moved to the two port side hangar bays; the starboard side having taking some considerable damage and had been sealed off while engineers frantically tried to repair what they could. In the center maintenance hangar ships were being worked on where they could be, or stripped for spares if they were unsalvageable. Their ships ejected and detonated in space.

 {CPO Tim Kirby USN} NPC

One such ship had been especially given high priority for repairs as they were so valuable and so few of them in the fleet; the AE 401 'Growler'. The Deck Chief walked around her several times, climbed inside to make last minute checks and when he was satisfied he signed the maintenance docket. Her previous crew now in sick bay overcome with fumes, a new smaller crew was required to take her out, just pilot and co-pilot. For while normally the AE didn't carry passengers, this was an emergency and without the eight EW technicians in back, they could now accommodate twelve extras. He pipped his radio. "Lieutenant Maxtra report to Chief Kirby in the hangar maintenance bay. Stat."
 
 A loud crash whipped his head around to see a fire crew going running to the outer port bay. "Frak!" he spat, pacing up and down. Today was not the best in his life.
 @Alfa27escaped
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Alfa27escaped on October 19, 2019, 12:33:38 PM
Stella was in her room looking at a rusted western pistol. She put it back into its casing and heard Tim calling her name to the hangar bay.

"About time they called I was starting to get worried" She smiled hopefully

Getting up to walk out of her quarters into the hall, she was quite nervous but it was drowned by the excitement because she can now finally do something. It would take her a few moments to get to the hangars. By the time she gets there, she sees the crew Chief Tim. Knowing she’s late Stella stilled her expression.

"I know, I know Chief, I'm late"[color]

@Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on October 21, 2019, 10:36:41 AM
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<Tallellinian Sector - AR-5, Command Center>

Ty grinned at Lou.  "Stay close.  I might be a pilot but I did learn to shoot," he promised her, firing at their enemies.  What a pickle they were in.  Things were going south fast.

He spun as Mike spoke and nodded.  "Sir."  He motioned to the rest of their team,  "with me.  We're getting out of here." He motioned Lou close, not wanting to lose her.  He kept his weapon close as he crept toward higher ground.

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<AC-401-22 Liberty>

Rob shook his head a bit.  "Guess I still have a lot to learn," he grinned.  "Certainly not opposed to it though.  Roger."

Rob angled the Liberty after AJ.  They were losing fighters left and right and that wasn't good.  He was thinking the Vanir were a lot stronger then any of them had thought.  But he wasn't losing anyone else.  He stayed close to AJ, not letting her out of his sight.  He'd be ready to grab her as soon as they could.

"Things sure are falling apart, " he commented to Alecia.  "Better stay on our toes if we don't want to join them,"

<Dreadnought Bridge>

Mesa closed her eyes tightly, leaning against Tucker longer then she should have.  Only the slight touch from Ben snapped her back to the present.  They were still alive and Ben was right,  they would honor Ted.

She turned to the others after wiping the tears from her pale cheeks.  "And the others? I know I beamed others down to the hanger.  Has anyone checked on them?" She questioned before nodding to Tucker.  It would do them good to help the ones on the Dread,  keep them from focusing on the bad.

Mesa blew out a soft breath before stepping up to the radio.  She sent out a call to the other ships, requesting their status and if they needed anything.  At least concentrating on the others would keep her mind occupied.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on October 21, 2019, 01:56:26 PM
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<Tallellinian Sector - AR-5, Command Center>

Wearing protective knee guards was a bonus; it meant as a sniper Chris could spend far more time in the kneel position than was normally practical. That meant a lot more time. Moving from position to position though became tedious in these conditions, it wasn't at all like open ground and nothing like urban warfare. You were for all intents and purposes inside a huge building, with levels, staircases and a damned lot of hiding places for both sides; the problem being their enemy knew the place well, AR-5 did not.

With Lou and Jackson now behind them for Chris and Mike it became shoot, move and shoot, one in turn after the other. The thing was getting a relaxed position to take aim with the M24 took time, valuable time. "Screw this." He said at one point after taking down only one or two at the most of the Clones, and he noted unless he got a head shot first time they did not go down easily. He slung the snipes across his back, retrieving the P90, at least firing quick bursts now proved more effective. "Sir you know if the cavalry doesn't come soon we are so screwed." He told Baker out the corner of his mouth ducking under a barrage of fire. They, the clones had decided enough was enough.

Glancing over his shoulder he saw Ty and Lou bolt for the ladder, he and Mike were possibly just yards away when the enemy made to push even harder. Chris edged into a large upright beam to get a little more cover, firing over Baker's head. This was like in any preset battle plan, the final end scene, unlike the movies neither the Marines nor the Green Beret were going to come storming over those walkways below to save them. "Run Lou, Jackson, run!" He yelled to his comrades, squeezing closer to his Brit compatriot. "Well Mister Baker it was a pleasure working with you-" Chris was going to more or less say his own eulogy when something unexpected happened. Automatic gunfire filled the space with a deafening racket as ricochet rounds bounced off practically everything. Most importantly it was mowing the Clone defenders down like chaff. Until the very last one lay writhing on the metal mesh, Chris was astounded and mouth open he quickly said three Hail Mary's.

Through the smoke he chanced to look, then as figures emerged he moved to the center. Wraith, about sixty of them, all armed with those older style weapons they were given and all looking as if this was just another day.

The Wraith joined them at a trot, some checked the bodies for the living, those didn't remain that way as a clawed hand covered the chest for a few seconds until that body was no more than a husk. The leader came to Mike, extending a hand, quickly pulling it back laughing. "I am Deneth. We should leave quickly, these were only a vanguard."

Chris broke out into a broad smile, then laughed. He saw the joke immediately.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 22, 2019, 09:38:05 AM
<UNS Dreadnought-Port Side Hangar Deck>

 {CPO Tim Kirby USN} NPC

 Even while standing there about to give the youngster a briefing, Tim was directing fire crews elsewhere via radio, with a bent 302 that had only moments ago made an awkward 'Albatross' landing as they say on deck. "No you're not late. One second elTee." He said quietly. "Medical team port outer hangar bay immediately." He repeated the call twice, getting the appropriate reply seconds later.

 "We're on our way."

 "Good," He grunted in his typical deck chief way. "Now Lieutenant, you're not going out on your usual jaunt. No back crew this time as we need the space, just you and your co-pilot and since Jenkins is still down with that chemical inhalation thing, you'll be flying with Warrant Officer Briggs. A good guy, experienced although generally a gunner on the big girls.." Meaning the fat green giants, or 401b's as far as the SGC was concerned. "...he's sat second seat before so you won't have to break him in. And so I won't have to repeat myself, I'll call him down just for my convenience, briefing two is far less of a headache than two separately wouldn't you agree?"

 Before calling, Tim looked around to see if Glenn was anywhere nearby, he couldn't see him immediately so yelling wasn't  a good idea at this point. "Warrant Officer Briggs, this is Chief Kirby. We have 401 Growler prepped for work, could you drop whatever you're doing and swing by asap."

 "He shouldn't be long." His balding head tilted back towards Stella.


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 @Thaddeus @Alfa27escaped
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 22, 2019, 10:12:35 AM
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 <UNS Dreadnought-Port Side outer Hangar Deck>

 "How long Sergeant?" Ruby asked impatiently as she watched the deck handlers cut into the 302. The impact had severed the locking mechanism for the cockpit, leaving them to get Aria out old fireman school.

 "Not long Captain, not long." The man said at the top of the wheeled ladder against the side of the aircraft; he was using a large air driven angle grinder but because of the trinium skin on the 302 he had to use a diamond tipped blade. Finally after several long minutes he had managed to get through the side hinges, allowing them to lift the canopy off with a gantry crane. Smoke still filled the air from the small fire, though fans were now blowing that away from the immediate area. "She's all yours ma'am." He said climbing down from his perch.

 "Thank you." Ruby left her medivac team below, taking the dozen or so steps up to stand beside the cockpit. "Aria lass, how ye be doin?" She asked softly.

 @DanielRyder
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Alfa27escaped on October 22, 2019, 10:23:54 AM
"Yes chief I agree, we can’t have you talking too much now can we?" She said with a tinge of sarcastic humor.

Stella looked at her ship and then back at Tim and smiling nervously. While  it's her second flight her nervousness was obviously showing; she couldn't hold it back

 "What if I get shot down? What if I do the wrong move? What would happen if my gunner gets taken out" Was she losing it now? She had seen some of the other crews returning, some wounded, some carrying their dead and some gone to pieces emotionally. Everyone was feeling it.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on October 22, 2019, 03:02:10 PM
<UNS Dreadnought-Port Side Hangar Deck>

{Warrant Officer Glenn Briggs RCAF}

It had been a hot second before he had been called up for anything else than manning the gunner side of one of the 'Green Giants' - though he was more convinced that they looked like giant green bumblebees than anything else. They had just caught him coming out of the locker room with the announcement that they had a Growler that he was going to need to be on.

There wasn't much of a choice given on that one.

He fist bumped another RCAF member as he passed by, slapping the other man on the shoulder in a friendly gesture as he made his way down as fast as he could. Eventually, he could make out the figure of CPO Tim Kirby and the lieutenant.

"Not exactly as nice as the Iron Maiden, but, it'll do." Glenn said, breaking the silence to announce his arrival. It was all in good faith, he didn't mind which vessel he was flying or attached to; a ship was a ship. "Can't be thinkin' like that El-Tee. Otherwise half of the fleet would stop functionin' if they considered all the ways it could go wron'." Not that he particularly thought about all the things that went right either and it went probably some way in hopes to ease the nerves that seemed to be seeping out of the lieutenant in front of him.

Sticking out a hand, he thought it would be best to finally introduce himself. "Warrant Officer Glenn Briggs, Briggsy if you really want. Royal Canadian Air Force prior to this job. Good to meet you."

Tag: @Alfa27escaped @Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 22, 2019, 03:36:09 PM
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<Tallellinian Sector - TF Mako>

Michelle's blood ran cold as she approached what was left of LZ Carson. There were still some clones present, and she saw them shooting wounded Marines. Her anger finally boiled over at that sight.

"You miserable bastards! HAVE SOME OF THIS!" Michelle shouted, taking the lead to fire on them in the open as she advanced.

"GET SOME!" Voodoo shouted as well. All of Mako was enraged at this sight, for whatever interservice rivalries there were between the US Navy and Marine Corps, they were brothers (and sisters) in arms. And they were being murdered in cold blood by the enemy.

The Vanir clones were not prepared for this incursion and were gunned down. But Mako was now standing a field of dead Marines and Wraith.

"All callsigns on this net, this is Mako Actual. LZ Carson has fallen. Say again, LZ Carson has fallen." Michelle said into her radio, before looking to her squad, "Pull ammo and grenades off of the fallen. We'll honor them by using it to repay this blood debt tenfold. From now on, the kid gloves are off. We put these clones down like any other rabid dog. And if an actual Vanir shows his mug, we haul the little scrawny bastards in like we would anyone else in the sandbox."

"Run up the black flag and start slitting throats, skipper?" Ice asked.

"Damn straight, Ice. They wanna play this game, they're gonna get to bite the curb. Ammo up, guys." Michelle said, moving over to one of the fallen Marines. She closed the young man's eyes and started pulling magazines from his plate carrier.

"..semper fi, brother. I'll see you in Valhalla, but until then, I'm gonna help fill up hell with some clones." She whispered. "Say hi to my brother Craig if you see him."

"...ALL CALLSIGNS, ALL CALLSIGNS! WE ARE BEING OVERRUN AT LZ TAHOE! HOSTILE AIRCRAFT...HOSTILE AIRCRAFT AND FOOT MOBILES ARE PUSHING ON US! I'M SENDING WHO I CAN TO REINFORCE RENO! GOOD LUCK AND GOD SPEED! OUT!" A voice called out on the radio, belonging to the Dreadnought's Marine Commander.

"Mako, grab as much as you can carry, we're Oscar Mike." Michelle called out, filling up the empty mag pouches on her vest. Mako was ready in five minutes to move.

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Sheppard was getting more and more annoyed with the situation, especially with the news from AR-5. He couldn't make it back, not with the news on the radio that now two LZs were gone.

"Rhiase. Enough of your warriors are still in this fight. I need you to get to AR-5 and get them back to LZ Reno. I need to get control of the situation or we don't have a way off this planet. Just get to them and get them to us, that's it. Don't deviate, but don't abandon them." Sheppard ordered.

"Are you sure about this?" Ronon asked, the meaning was clear as to what "this" was.

"We don't have a choice. They waited too long, we're too far away on our own. Rhiase can handle this." Sheppard said, though who exactly he was trying to convince, himself, Rhiase, or the others on his team, was up for debate. But he was giving an order all the same.

Breaking through the Vanir lines was easier said than done, but AR-1 were all adept at that, and reaching LZ Reno was finally accomplished. There were wounded Marines from LZ Tahoe present, though only a handful. Mako was making their way up, as was AR-3. All that remained was AR-5 and Rhiase's force.

They were in a clearing, big enough for -401s to land and pick people up, but it was surrounded by trees. The clones would be free to advance all the way up to the LZ under cover. Sheppard looked around before gathering his thoughts. He called over Hanley and O'Neil to join him and his team, as well as a couple ranking members of whoever was still left on the defense.

"Teyla, stay with Rodney. Help coordinate the evacuation, wounded get out first, then we go from there. Rodney, you're out on the first transport that isn't full of wounded. Ronon, you stick with me. O'Neil, your team is going to beef up the north flank, dig in as best you can. Hanley, your team is on the west flank. Rhiase and AR-5 will be coming your way, so watch your fire. We'll pull the lines back as we get more people out, and our teams will be the last ones out. If any of you or your team get wounded, pull them off the line and send them up with whoever is being evacuated at the moment." Sheppard explained.

"The Vanir aren't taking prisoners. They executed everyone at LZ Carson. Saw it with our own eyes." Michelle added.

"...I thought so. Alright, you all have your orders, dig in hard and fast, we might only have a few minutes before they come at this point." Sheppard said.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 22, 2019, 03:51:24 PM
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<Dreadnought Bridge>

"One second, Skipper." Jason said, finally giving Lily the honorific title, as he stormed over to the French Lieutenant.

"Lieutenant! When you are on this ship, you will listen to the orders given to you by the ship's commanding officer above all others! And I am fresh out of stock on patience or fraks to give, either you pull your weight and do what you've been ordered to, or I will have you thrown into the brig. Your being conscious when you get there is optional." Jason barked at her, snapping his fingers. At an instant, an SF was at Jason's side, Zat drawn and primed, all as if from thin air. But the meaning was clear - Master Chief Jason Hunter took a slight by an outsider against his ship's CO as a personal offense, as a good Chief of the Boat would, and he had the power to make his wrath felt at his fingertips.

"Colonel, all units are being diverted to LZ Reno. We've lost everyone at Carson and Tahoe, the Vanir are slaughtering everyone, no prisoners." Dave said, "...your Marine commander is among those buying time at Tahoe, he's going to make a stand there. We need to get the -401s airborne now. Which is another problem."

"Commander Israel crashed in the port side hangar, we can't launch or recover there. We have a damaged -302 inbound, plus Satterfield is trying to return." Dave added, "Evacuation operations are going to be severely delayed, we're trying to clear the mess up but she came in pretty hard."

"Jesus Christ! Of course she just screwed up and put the lives of everyone down there in even more risk!" Jason added, before returning his attention to the French Lieutenant.

"We're recovering Liberty and Hobo Two now, the rest of Hobo Squadron is going to escort down the transports, but sounds to me like they're flyin' into a real doozy of a swarm." Dixon continued, "Not much more we can do now but throw our Hail Mary play now and hope to hell it gets us the touchdown we need. I'll alert medical, since the Master Chief is busy."

With that, Dave made his way off the Bridge and through the chaos to the Med Bay, to warn them of what was to come...
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on October 23, 2019, 10:44:20 AM
Lieutenant Ben Stryker, Navigator

Watching the events unfold on the bridge before his eyes, Ben could only shake his head. Already and just during wartime, Lieutenant Junot was already not listening to the Captain. In his eyes, she already lost his respect for her. The captain are always first and important. Ben didn't want to know what happens when one stops listening to their commander. Keeping his sole focus on his own duty, a small intermittent light went off on his console. Monitoring the comms, he found two communications toward the Dreadnought. One from their own fighter and another from a Wraith cruiser.

Intercepting the comms, Ben went to work tapping on his tablet and intercepting the origin of that first signal. It came from the debris of the Rabaul as a single lone 302 drifted from the wreckage. Listening to the Mayday call from the ship, Ben detected the slight accent of the Commander but it sounded weak. Everyone seemed distracted and Ben found himself the only one with the ability to intercept communication signals.

Turning from his station, he spoke to Lily, "Colonel Radovic! I've just intercepted two communications for us. One from the Wraith cruiser and the other is a Mayday from a disabled 302. I don't want to make assumptions, but I believe I know who it is."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on October 23, 2019, 11:02:18 AM
Lieutenant Commander Aria Israel, XO of the Dreadnought

Dreadnought Hangar Bay

Squeezing her eyes shut, Aria groaned clutching the ruined metal of her downed fighter sticking out from her left abdomen. It was small and sticking out a bit. Quickly, she lost feeling from one of her leg. To her, losing that feeling was never good. Opening her eyes, the commander gasped suddenly as someone spoke to her. With her vision foggy, she muttered calling her name, Skye?

Closing her eyes, Aria groaned. Seeing how she landed on the Hangar bay, Chief Hunter probably will have a fit about it. Aria knew how much she screwed up and endangered the lives of the crew. Shaking her head, the commander opened her eyes and grabbed Ruby's arm. Recognizing her, she replied, "Sorry for the mess, Ruby...

The sudden ringing in her ears didn't help the fact that she didn't hear what Ruby asked her.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 23, 2019, 03:43:58 PM
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<Vanir Base-Power Core -LZ Reno>

 No one said life was easy, they'd be a fool if they did. Jordan knew that first hand, hell she knew of multi millionaires who complained about life in general, as if they had anything to complain about. There then was the rub, it could be death and war as she and her friends and comrades were going through now, it could be sickness, or the death of a loved one. In the end, the answer was simple, life was a b*tch.

 AR-3 did though manage to blow something up (that felt so good), shoot a lot of Xerox clones (that also felt good), then at least through blood, sweat and real tears they had re-grouped with AR-1 and a handful of Wraith. Strange times. Speaking quickly to Sheppard she said. "We'll need to be really and I mean really careful John, because AR-5 is north of us and so is half the damned Clone army." Of course that was an exaggeration, but one that should hit home.

 Taking a look around amidst the noise and cacophony, a distraction she could do well without, she considered whatever cover they had, not much but it would have to do. "Valentine, Chief get yourself cozy over there to the right behind that half wall. Agathon and I will take the right behind whatever is left of the other half. Watch your friendlies, if our Wraith friends can recover AR-5 that is exactly the way they will come." Her dirty gloved hand pointed in a general north direction. Her mind noted one of the Marines was taking care of the wounded, so no, he was Navy, a corpsman. She'd have to ask him to attend to her ankle later; something she wasn't letting on as wet as her boot felt. 

 @Veteran52  @Shadowlord @DanielRyder
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 23, 2019, 04:35:32 PM
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 <Vanir Base-LZ Reno>

 The half Wraith did something quite strange when Sheppard entrusted her and the now quite small team she had, with the recovery of AR-5. She bowed her head slightly, held his forearm briefly before letting go. "We will succeed John Sheppard, you have my word." One thing Atlantis had learned about the Wraith, as horrid as they had been in the past, they never lied. Making an odd clicking sound, the remaining two Wraith Blades joined her silently. Without further ado, they turned back the way they came which might have raised some eyebrows considering AR-5 was in the opposite direction. A moment later the three disappeared below back into the complex.

 "A very strange woman." Teyla noted to Rodney. They had their work to do and she was going to ensure they did it well. The sound of loud engines signaled the approach of the first evac 401, one of the larger bomber versions, the B, or Jolly Green Giant as their crews affectionately called them. The ship lowered itself down, vectoring nozzles blowing up a storm of dust, Teyla instinctively covered two of the wounded. "John, Ronon!" She yelled over the noise. "We have to hold, no matter what." They had lost too many already. "Come on Rodney, lets help get these into the ship." Telling him as the whine of the rear door came to her ears as it lowered. The first of the wounded were already being carried aboard by one of the ship's gunners and another Marine.

 @Teddy 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on October 23, 2019, 11:11:05 PM
Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base

Rodney hunkered down and ran across to join Teyla, he bent over and  grabbed one of the injured and spoke to them

"You'll be alright, the drop ships here, try and help me here, you'll be aboard in no time"

Rodney could be a PITA sometimes, but when it counted he was as brave as the rest of the team.
The soldier and Rodney made their way to the back of the ship, heads down from the blast of the engines, and he handed the guy over to another soldier to take aboard, and Rodney turned to go help another.
'So many',
 he thought, then shook his head to drive away that very thought, no time.

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on October 24, 2019, 06:30:52 AM
<Broken wall:North>
The Chief heard his orders and looked to his team-mate"Well Val, its a good thing that I only used 6 rounds back in the complex,so now we've got 34 rounds left,that should give us a better chance of getting through this,eh? the Chief made himself as small as his frame would allow and moved to the remnants of the wall.Now it was a matter of "Hurry up and wait",but he had seen his wraith allies in action and he had high hopes for AR-5's recovery. Now to just scan the immediate field and wait for both friendlies and for the "Xerox Brigade"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 24, 2019, 08:59:11 AM
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<AC-401-22 Liberty>

 "Keep her steady AJ, we'll be right there with you." Alecia called over the radio. She did hear Jack tell his wife to follow Liberty in, though from experience it was far better for the larger ship to stay behind; for if AJ went askew right behind the 401 it could be a disaster.

 "Follow her in Rob. As soon as we touch base, we have them arm the front gun now that we're lighter without the burden of the bombs and missiles."

 "Dreadnought control this is Liberty, we're right behind Hobo Two, I want a two minute turn around, prep the drum to be fitted for the Vulcan."

 "Roger and copied Liberty."

 @Cipherhornet18 @sorra
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 24, 2019, 10:47:50 AM
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<North of LZ Reno>

 Well that had to take it all. Lou couldn't help but laugh at the scene before her when this Deneth Wraith held out his hand. She had heard rumors before they did have a sense of humor and other than a very quick glimpse of them twice now (Once in Atlantis and recently on the Dread) this was as close as she ever came to them. And they were scary she had to admit. "I'm Louise." She said quietly, staying as close to Chris as she could, almost childlike hiding behind them but not quite.

 For the moment, the clones had backed away, giving them a window of opportunity, one though that was going to shut on them very soon and very abruptly. With Ty in the lead and the exit within sight, Lou moved to join him. That was when something changed with the sudden appearance of the Wraith half breed and two other Wraith joined them. They had blood stains over their clothing, not theirs and somehow she wasn't surprised to notice they carried some kind of sword on their backs, it was only then she saw all the Wraith did. A weird thing that with such a technological society as theirs they carried such a mundane weapon, although in the right hands a very useful weapon in close quarters.

 "Deneth, you're alive still." Rhiase said to her squad commander. Pleasantries might have to wait for a while, the clock ticking in everyone's head was loud. "Baker I assume?" Her dark head scanned the surroundings, not so much looking, as listening. "While I enjoy a good fight, I think we need to seek better odds, Colonel Sheppard tasked me to bring you and your team to his position."

 It might have looked to AR-5 that the Wraith was taking over command, perhaps she was for in this case it was pure and simple math. She now led a rather larger Wraith element, she somehow was more aware than the humans were of the surroundings and there was the time factor. They had none right now so the choices were few.

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<LZ Reno>

 Exactly seven minutes later they emerged from the smoke and haze, the only problem was they were not alone. Lou was running ahead, Ty, Chris and Mike hopefully not far behind. Among them in lead and behind were the Wraith, Rhiase and about fifteen or so bringing up the rear urging them on. They had been ambushed as they made the exit from below, losing some ten or so Wraith in the process. It became shoot and run, turn shoot and run. Five meters away from the broken wall where AR-3 were waiting, Lou yelled as loudly as she could. "They're coming, they're coming!" She ran another three steps when she went down, hit in the left knee and hip. A younger Wraith scooped her up in his arms as he ran, making the broken wall in several long strides. As he passed that safety mark, he fell with a large round of the enemy fire in his back, Lou tumbled out of his grasp, rolling to Ronon's feet.

 @Thaddeus @Ellen_Ripley @sorra @Cipherhornet18
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 24, 2019, 12:33:23 PM
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<Dreadnought Bridge>

 Giving her a hug for reassurance, Tucker stood straight to leave her attend her duties while radioed the hangar bays to inquire about their crew. A few minutes into the conversation with a senior NCO in that section told him what he needed to know. "Thank you Sergeant." He was heard to say solemnly. He moved the few small paces to where Mesa had been on the radio calling the other ships. "Major." Tucker said ever so softly. "I have the answer, it isn't as good as we might have wished, but we can only say we did our best. Of the 112 crew, not including the bridge staff and air wing, we have only 60 survivors. Of our 100 marines, 73 of those made it out. All the flight crew were off the ship at the time so unless they're shot down, we don't know the numbers of those yet." His face was drawn, so much so was the emotion building he couldn't even look anywhere else for the moment. 

 @sorra

 Thinking on the run was part and parcel of a ship's Captain's lot. She had learned that well from people like Sam Carter and Abe Ellis. She still had to calm her temper, that was to be kept for another moment; under the surface though she was seething. "Dave, tell Major Osbourne to prepare for evacuation, hold as long as he can and we will get relief to him." That was to his retreating back as he left.
 
 While the problem was internal for the Dread, they could not stop operations to and fro from the hangars. "Major McCaffry, place a call directly to Sunniva and Larrin personally, ask them if they can assist with getting some of our people off the surface, the Marine contingent at Tahoe being priority one."

 Damnit! She thought, this was going to take some juggling. Lily made her own call to the Maintenance Chief. "Master Sergeant Tsu, how badly is Lieutenant Commander Israel's bird?"

 "Bad enough ma'am. Its repairable but we don't have the resources, it'd have to be kept in storage for the time being." He told her.

 Not good enough. "Tell the medics to get her out pronto then place beaming locators on the 302 and space it. We don't have the time for long term plans. Then tell Commander Masters (the Big Boss) to use port outer for incoming and inner for outgoing, and I want you to hustle the repair team and get starboard bays operational asap, understood? Use whatever and whoever you need in the way or manpower you need."

 The voice on the other end wasn't happy about wasting a bird, but he knew the stakes. "Yes Colonel, understood."

 From that point it was getting easier. She stood side by side with Jason. "Lieutenant Junot, if you wish to be relieved just say so, it can be easily arranged." God how she wished she could have said me. Then finally, something that was worthy.

 "Thank you Lieutenant Stryker. Keep an eye on the long range sensors and those ships, in the meantime pass a message of gratitude to our friend Todd." She nearly choked on saying that. "Spicer, can you get a lock on that 302? ID the pilot and see what condition the ship is in?"

 "Yes Colonel, slightly ahead of you ma'am. It is Commander O'Connel and his 302 is fine, I can't raise him on the radio though." He replied.

 It took Lily all of two seconds to come up with an answer. "Time to earn those wings on your chest Lieutenant. Beam the Commander directly into med bay after notifying them, then beam yourself into his place and bring that ship home. We've lost too many as it is and any working effective 302 is in our favor."

 Eric looked up, then around at the other crew, he grinned knowing the Colonel's though patterns. Yes it was time to get something positive done to prove he wasn't just a desk pilot. "Yes ma'am." A call to Med Bay, a few shuffles of the beaming node, a wait of around a minute, then Eric was gone himself.

 Satisfied they had done their jobs, Lily stood back near her command chair. "No time for slackers, we're not done yet. Eyes and ears open, back to work people."  She paused a mere second, the woman was afire. "Bridge, Flight Control, I want every available 401 down there we have, I don't care if they have holes in them, if they can fly get them down there..." She turned to her crew on deck. "...someone locate Commander Pierce and get him on the blower now! For every 401 we send down I want two fighters with them, do it now!"

 A feeble reply came back from the Big Boss. "We're doing our best Colonel."


 @Cipherhornet18 @sorra @DanielRyder
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 24, 2019, 12:42:22 PM
 {CPO Tim Kirby USN} NPC

 <Dreadnought Hangar Bay-Centre>

 "Briggsy is that old bird still in one piece?" The fifty something Chief asked a wry grin splitting his bearded face. "Never mind, for this mission the Shadowhawk will have to do, way out of its purview but manageable." His eyes burned into the young Lieutenant. "Do you job, stay focused eLtee and you'll be fine. We'll have two fighters escort you in. Now most importantly, you're picking up AR-1 and anyone else you can fit." Without pause he pointed to the big grey bird parked behind them, the fitters already had the engines turning over. "Well, what are you waiting for?"

 @Alfa27escaped @Thaddeus
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 24, 2019, 12:58:05 PM
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<UNS Dreadnought-Port Side outer Hangar Deck>

 "Hold ye neddies lad." Ruby said to the Master Sergeant, even though he was almost old enough to be her father. "Aria yes its me, listen I'll give you a morphine shot and we'll have you out of there in a jiffy, sit still and take deep breaths okay?" She administered the drug just below the carotid artery, much faster reaction that way. It did take some small effort to get the woman out, in the end they managed it when one of the mechanics cut a section down the side of the fuselage for them. With her leg in an inflatable cast and a quick assessment of the gut wound, they left the piece of metal where it was to be removed in surgery. It was all done in about six minutes.

<<Aria, Ruby to Med Bay>>

 The damaged 302 had a beaming locator attached to it, the self destruct set for three minutes, on his word Tsu had the machine beamed out of the Dreadnought some 10 kilometers away. With heavy heads they all returned to work. The 302 would explode into a thousand pieces quite soon. The Master Sergeant then reported back to the Bridge both port bays were clear.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Shadowlord on October 24, 2019, 07:30:41 PM
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“Understood Commander.” John replied moving to join Morgan.

<Broken Wall:North>

He sat down and placed his back against the wall and examined his weapon and whatever ammo he had left. Next time he promised himself he’d remember to pack a riot shield or something.

“Absolutely agreed.” John replied reloading his P90.

“Maybe if we’re lucky the clones will come at us in a straight line.”

He didn’t like counting on the Wraith but they had little choice right now. It was either they made it back to them or they’d have to pull out quickly.

“At least they don’t have jet packs.” John joked referencing the Star Wars movie.

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on October 25, 2019, 02:23:40 PM
<<Dreadnought bridge>>

Juliette was about to reply to the captain when she felt herself suddenly overcome by chills and uncontrolled shivering. She recognized it for what it was. She had contracted malaria on her first deployment and it would occasionally reoccur. This was a bad time. "I request relief due to medical issues. I contracted malaria early in my career and I am experiencing a bout right now. I will be unable to to perform my duties for a week. I will need help in getting to sick bay." She made to stand and fell flat on her face, unconscious.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 25, 2019, 03:26:25 PM
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<Tallellinian Orbit -> Dreadnought Hangar>

Landing the damaged Wildcat was a tough job for AJ, but she managed it, if barely. But the deck was a mess, which just about complicated the landing even further.

"Dreadnought, Hobo One. We're outbound with the first flight of transports. Waypoint marker set to LZ Reno." Jack said over the radio.

AJ had yet to remove the harnesses when she heard it. She knew what her husband, what his squadron, would be flying into. And she wasn't going to be there on his wing for it. Tears welled up for a moment.

"...be safe, Hawk." AJ managed as Satterfield popped open the canopy. She removed her helmet and finished removing everything to get out, taking a breath.

"Five by." AJ said, clambering down the ladder. "I'm going to take charge of things down here, find out why the hell this flight deck is a mess. Get turned around, we're going to need all hands on deck for this rescue to work."

Outside, Jack cast a final glance at the Dreadnought before banking around with the rest of the squadron.

"...I'll try." Jack said without transmitting, "Loose formation, Hobo. Those transports are the only way our ground troops get home, so we're gonna get them home. Focus on protecting them and clearing your six. We're not going to let them string us out past our wards." Jack continued, this time on his radio.

"Roger, Lead. On your trail." Hobo Three replied.

The first group of -401s were going in under the watchful gaze of Hawk and his Wildcats, but the swarms of Vanir fighters looked like massive clouds of some kind of giant hateful insect.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 25, 2019, 03:33:07 PM
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<Dreadnought Bridge>

Jason looked about as unimpressed as he could at the collapsing French officer. He rolled his eyes and turned to the SF at his side.

"Get her the hell off my bridge and to sickbay. If we survive, we'll see if her career does." Jason said, before moving on.

"All stations, get a SITREP on the status of the ship. We're gonna have to buy for time and I don't want this tin can getting shot out from under me while we're doing so." Jason called out.

Just then, Dave returned from warning Medical that they were about to have a flood of new arrivals.

"Colonel, Medbay is about as ready as they can be. I ordered that some of the cargo space be cleared and we set it up for triage. We're gonna need to get anyone who knows any first aid to help out, though." Dave said. "We've already got casualties just from the damage to the ship."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Cipherhornet18 on October 25, 2019, 03:59:53 PM
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<Tallellinian Surface - LZ Reno>

The waiting was the hard part. The clones were gathering their forces, marshaling them for one big push. Hit from every side at once. The feeling of dread was intense, the loss and the stress only made it worse.

Michelle recalled her father's words on courage, borrowed from John Wayne, when she asked him about it. He was a police officer for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, there was a considerable risk in what he did.

"It's like the Duke said; courage is being scared but saddling up anyways."

She looked to her SEALs, they were angry, tense and probably just as scared as she was. Michelle took a breath, swallowing her fear before raising her voice.

"These Vanir and their clones, they want to spill our blood, soak these fields in it...but in the words of King Leonidas, I have a better plan!" Michelle called out from her position, noticeably using the Greek pronunciation of the Spartan king's name.

"I SAY WE DRENCH THE GODS IN THEIR BLOOD INSTEAD!" Michelle called out, thudding her off-hand off of her plate carrier, "CAN I GET A HOOYAH?!"

"HOOYAH, SKIPPER!" All of Mako shouted back.

"MARINES! GIMME AN OORAH!" Michelle shouted.

"OORAH!" The Marines shouted back.

"HERE THEY COME!" Wolf shouted.

"YOU WANT THIS LZ?! COME AND TAKE IT!" Michelle shouted and the shooting began in earnest.

Sheppard quickly made his way over to where AR-5 was coming in through, Ronon alongside him. Ronon quickly got Louise to cover after the Wraith carrying her fell, carrying her almost effortlessly with one arm while firing blast after blast with his weapon in the other. Once they were there, a Corpsman was on the scene to get her to the wounded leaving first. Sheppard hunkered down with the remainder of AR-5 and Rhiase.

"If you got any wounded, they're on the first transports out. I need you and Rhiase to coordinate covering fire when we have to pull our lines back. We can't wait around on this one. Once the first transports are clear, we're pulling the line back." Sheppard called out over the increasing din of gunfire.

Back on the west flank, Michelle rolled onto her back to swap magazines when she heard a shout. It was Deuce. Her blood ran cold, but not entirely after seeing he was still moving, but he was pitched out of his foxhole.

"Midas! Deuce is hit!" Michelle shouted and scrambled out of her foxhole and over to pull Deuce back into his. He was clutching at his right arm, gritting his teeth. Blood stained his Multicam fatigues, but he seemed more angry than hurt at the moment. Rage, they said, was a hell of an anesthetic.

"I'm still good! Get me back into this fight!" Deuce managed through his teeth. Midas slid into the foxhole next to them, forcing Michelle to get back up and fire on the clones and cover the other two.

"Sorry, bud, no chance! Gambler! He has to go!" Midas said as he finished securing the wound and performing a quick assessment of the injury.

"Like hell, Doc! Sling it, I'll manage one handed!" Deuce shouted.

"Negative! Midas, get him in line for a ride out!" Michelle said, dropping flat next to the foxhole.

"I am not leaving you guys behind!" Deuce shot back. Michelle grabbed his good shoulder. He was a good man, it wasn't bravado talking here, it was an unwillingness to leave one's brothers and sisters to face the fire without him. But Michelle wasn't about to sacrifice Petty Officer 1st Class Dan Collins for the sake of camaraderie. They'd all make it, she'd see to it.

"And you're not! You just got Boarding Group "A", we're "B" and "C"! Dan, get back there, now!" Michelle said. Deuce hesitated before nodding, letting Midas help him to his feet and back to the spot for the wounded.

"He'll be fine, Gambler!" Ice shouted over his shoulder at her.

"Yeah!" Michelle shouted back, now using Deuce's position to engage the Vanir clones.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on October 26, 2019, 05:04:28 AM
<Dreadnaught Bridge>
Lt.Ivanna Leiovna had felt superfluous since she had first arrived on the Dread. She had been new on Rabaul, but she had learned and listened.The Master-Chiefs call for sit-reps finally galvanized into action and she did want to be of help wherever she could be."Master Chief,Lt. Leiovna/Rabaul,where can I help? I was on the Damage Control Boards on Rabaul,do you need help there?
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on October 26, 2019, 08:02:39 AM
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<North of LZ Reno>

There had been a fair amount to take in, the fact that things were flying past his head at an alarming speed as well as the consideration that they might take casualties. Baker knew that there was only so much they could take before they either ran out of luck or ammo (or a combination of both); even his XO seemed to agree with the mental statement that was rattling around in his head. He had managed a glance backwards as Chris fired over his head, turning back to chastise the man about bringing worse luck to an already bad situation by starting his eulogy.

Though, it was not long before more gunfire join them. Baker watched as the clones were mowed down, falling almost in sync with one another as he pressed himself closer to the concrete pillar they had been using as cover. Whilst Marasigan was busy saying his hail Marys, Baker wasted very little time to get to his feet, his weapon shouldered in case the ones who mowed down the clones were about to do the same to them. However, it turned out to be Wraith; in large numbers coming to save their arses.

Baker was approached by one of them, extending his own hand to meet with the outstretched one before it had been pulled back and he was grasping at air. His initial reaction was that the Wraith had mugged him off - at least until he had seen the smile that had come with the supposed joke. He managed a wry one of his own, simply glad that their luck hadn’t run out just yet.

He glanced around at his team, head counting them and making sure that at a glance they were alright. “Anyone hurt? Injured?”

It was only moments later before he realised that they had been joined by more Wraith. This one greeting others with authority.

“Aye. Mike Baker.” He listened into what the Wraith had to say about their situation and how they were to regroup on the colonel. He glanced over at his XO, knowing that the Wraith had practically taken control of the situation but he wasn’t going to argue with a group who knew the terrain better than they did and had saved their arses.

<LZ Reno>

But, it was not long until it had turned into a bloody firefight; heavy losses from the Wraiths as they took rear-end security to ensure they got to their RV point. He had seen Lou go down, yelling some as he urged his legs to go faster. Of course, grateful for the fact that a Wraith had kept going with her and got her into safety; something he would have to speak to Rhaise about later when they were not being shot at.

“Lou! You good? Lou?” Baker said, raising his voice over the gunshots - his heart hammering in his chest. He swept his gaze back to Sheppard, then to Rhaise and finally over to his team. “Roger! Marasigan, Jackson, you all good to continue? I’m not going to force either of you to stay if you want to get the next transport out - but prepare yourselves for a long one if you’re planning on staying. We’re going to hold the Clones and their Vanir as long as we can, as long as the wounded get out of here.”



<UNS Dreadnought-Port Side Hangar Deck>

{Warrant Officer Glenn Briggs RCAF}

Glenn cracked a smile, certainly a wry one that would rival that of the chief petty officer. “Runs better than you do on a good day, Kirby.”

The vessel he was co-piloting was slightly different but they all functioned relatively similar at the end of the day, so he wasn’t one to complain. The Shadowhawk would work, as the CPO had mentioned, for the task at hand. “Time to get to work, lieutenant. Let’s not waste more time dallying around.”


@Mim @sorra @Ellen_Ripley @Cipherhornet18 @Alfa27escaped
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on October 26, 2019, 08:35:00 AM
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<LZ Reno>

The noise was unabated to the extreme. The continuous crackling of weapons fire, the acrid smell of cordite or whatever passed for the same explosive medium to discharge a weapon filled the air. Chris breathed it it with delight, this is exactly what all that training back home and with SG teams had been about, taking the fight to the enemy, or in this case making a tactical retreat; he refused to call it anything else.

Uttering a quick sorry to Baker he followed up on the Wraith's instructions, not even half surprised it was a female, although he made a mental note that she looked to him to be some kind of 'not quite there' Wraith, as if she was in the development stage. Still she was just as fearful to look upon, especially since she towered over him.

The run for the LZ was a frenzy, rounds poured passed them from the rear making him run all the faster with the heavy M24 bouncing off his back; he took a moment here and there to turn and fire the P90 being careful to fire in between and beyond the protective Wraith covering them. He felt a deep sadness when he saw the one who called himself Deneth go down, that hurt for even though it was a brief moment, Chris knew for this battle these former enemies were now comrades. He ran on, finally leaping over the edge of the crumbling wall a few strides behind Mike and the Wraith who had carried Louise. He watched the Corpsman carry her to the waiting 401 after Ronon handed her over, standing wearily beside his CO. "She's alive boss, hopefully we can join her soon." He felt his arm, left bicep, a mere graze and another across his right thigh. Near misses, sore yet they wouldn't hold him up. "I'm good, in fact I've barely started. I just hope we're not sitting on top of a production line and they can replace these goons every five minutes."

He then went to kneel beside two men from AR-3, he didn't know their names, a corporal and a Chief Petty Officer. "Chris." He said slowly, clicking his jaw as he lay the barrel of his weapon on the stone, waiting for the last of the Wraith to make it this far. He sighted a small group to one side of the Wraith trying to overtake them, four quick bursts soon changed their minds, if they had one of course.

@DanielRyder @Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on October 26, 2019, 10:49:18 AM
<Wriath Hive Flagship>

"What do we do, Commander?" Sin asked.  There were just too many of the Vanir ships still. Yes, no matter what skills you had, if you were born a wraith, you were born a warrior.  sin had no intention of backing out of the fight, but he was no tactician.  Given him a few minutes and he could enhance shields on command, give him a  few more and he could connect any technology to the hive.  Give him a day and he could find a way to make weapons shoot through his own enhanced shields with devastating results.  But he had no time.  And no commands to explore such things.

All he had was the determination to win, the doubt about future battles to keep him from seeing winning this battle as a significant victory in the war, the fascination about his human allies that made him wonder why they were so determined as well.  He may fear them, but at this moment, he admired them, and his curiosity was growing.

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on October 27, 2019, 11:31:23 AM
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<LZ Reno>

Ty tried the zig zag routine to avoid being hit while still firing over his shoulder.  This was a right mess they were all in and he could only imagine how things were looking in the sky.  Being here he had no way to know or any time to think about it if he wanted to stay alive.  His heart stopped though when Lou went down, but before he could think one of the Wraith had scooped her up and continued the journey over the wall until he was taken down as well.

Ty locked the sadness down as he bounded over the wall and knelt by his team, breathing hard.  "In one piece sir," he answered, ignoring the burning in his thigh and shoulder.  They were grazes.  Something he could take care of when it was all over.  He wiped a sleeve across his head as he nodded at the others.  "Ty," he introduced himself.

<Dreadnought Bridge>

Mesa rubbed her eyes as she worked on reaching the other ships. Things had gone down hill quickly and badly.  She also missed Tucker's comfort. but knew that he was dong his job as well.  She turned though as he returned and knelt close.  Color drained from her face as she listened, barely fighting back another wave of tears.  "No," she whispered.  "So many lives lost."  She shook her head, feeling like a failure at the moment.  If she could have she would have curled up in a corner and broken down.  Only Lily's next instructions brought her back around.

"On it." she turned back to her radio, keying up Sunniva and Larrin.  "Sunniva?  This is Major Mesa Mccaffrey now aboard the Dreadnought. "

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<Liberty>

Rob angled the bird around to chase after AJ.  "Keep a watch out," he told Alecia as he moved in close, ready to snag AJ as soon as he could.  Although he could see what Alecia meant.  The surface was going to be tricky and he didn't need to take them down while they were at it.  They had lost enough fighters as it was.

'How do you think this is all going to end?" he asked Alecia.  Things certainly weren't looking good at the moment.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 28, 2019, 02:21:04 PM
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<UNS Dreadnought-Port Side Hangar Deck>

 "Hopefully without too many more losses Rob." Alecia began saying, unbuckling her harness before leaving. She was out of the seat making her way back down to the cargo area, the door opened at the press of a button, followed by the stairs unfolding, touching the deck with a metallic clunk. She kept on talking knowing her co-pilot was right behind her. Holding her helmet firmly in the crook of her arm she went seeking the crew Chief even while technicians and fitters began the usual after flight checks of Liberty. She and Rob hadn't gotten ten feet away when one of the senior techs called to them.

 "Major Satterfield, I hope you hadn't planned on taking Lib out again real soon."

 That stopped her dead, definitely not what she was thinking right now. "Pardon Sergeant?"

 He pointed under the rear port engine pod. "Coolant leak ma'am, it'll take a few hours to repair."

 She wanted to throw her hands up in defeat, how much more wrong could things go and of all times for them to go wrong. "Very well, get it done."

 "Ma'am." He tipped his forehead, turned and began yelling orders at his men and women.

 "We need another ride don't we Rob?" Obviously.

 Scanning the deck she saw a small gathering of three around one of the Shadowhawk EA 401's, Alecia's curiosity was piqued. "Come on, we'll see what this is about."

  {CPO Tim Kirby USN} NPC

 <Dreadnought Hangar Bay-Centre>

 Seeing the Squadron CO coming towards him, Tim straightened up, placing his hands behind his back. In a way he had a feeling he knew what was coming, a very quick glance at Liberty to see the green/blue liquid seeping from under the engine gave him a clue. "Major, Captain Henschel. Good to see you both back in one piece."

 "Apparently only just as they say. We need another bird, so what are we doing her with Shadowhawk 05?" Whatever it was, if the thing was ready to go she was taking it.

 "Well ma'am. We got a call from the bridge to get as many 401's out as possible to pull our people off the ground...." Not wanting to appear too forward he paused. There was no need.

 "Go on Chief." Alecia assured him.

 "I went through the list, then brought the Lieutenant and Warrant Officer down lickety split. And before you ask ma'am, 05 is ready to rock." The older man smiled as if he was singing the praises of a son or daughter who had just won some sporting trophy.

 The decision was made there and then, Alecia had no time to allocate more crews to yet another 401 that she didn't have, or wasn't going to be ready in quick time and these people needed work. "Very well then Chief." She knew the both of them standing there with him. "Briggs, I know you just love that lovin' feeling of the gun console. Lieutenant Maxtra, you'll have to save your fly by points for later, you'll be on Tactical." That is to say they'll be comfortably seated behind them, and she was going to make sure there was no room for boredom. "We still have opposition out on the wing, so stay sharp. Our primary objective remains the same, get our people back. Mount up." Without further comment, other than to thank the crew chief, Alecia led the crew to 05, doing the reverse of what she had done a few moments ago. The differences inside between the A and E model were stark, the very first thing was the wall panel inside the door just like on an airliner that separated the rear from the cockpit steps; and there was a small toilet squeezed in that space somehow. The other difference was, 05 still smelled new.

 Getting into the left hand seat, Alecia ran her eyes over the gauges, the pre-flight having already been done, she merely ticked off mentally all the objectives on the tag dangling in front of her. For her money, Rob was the only co-pilot on her list, after all who was going to watch over him for that little blonde honey he had back at Atlantis.

 @Alfa27escaped @Thaddeus @sorra
 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 28, 2019, 05:14:53 PM
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<LZ Reno>
The moment of shock had passed by the time the hand over was made; Lou wished for all her heart she could have at least thanked that Wraith who sadly was cut down himself in helping her; at least she managed to mutter a painful ‘thank you’ to Ronon before he was out of sight. As they stretchered her aboard she caught a glimpse of Mike, Chris and Ty, not sure if they could see her, Lou waved weakly, hoping beyond hope they’d all make it back in one piece soon.

 She was the last of the immediate and more urgent casualties, there were some walking wounded among the Marines who insisted on staying, which was very typical. The rear door closed as Lou’s stretcher was secured, a combat nurse came to her administering morphine via a drip, moments after that for Lou and the present, the lights went out and she was safely on the way back to the Dread.

<North of LZ Reno near Tahoe>

  Several hundred meters north west of Reno, those Marines defending the rapidly failing LZ Tahoe were about to be completely overrun. While they had reported in the position was lost and that was true, there was a small ‘safe’ area around them a little towards Reno where the last of them held waiting for a 401 called in to evacuate them. One of the 52nd’s other 401’s had not too long ago been making successful bomb runs on what was not called ‘fake news’, the Vanir base that wasn’t. As it went back towards the Dread for a reload, it was diverted to pick up those left behind at Tahoe. The pilot and his crew had made a good position, lowering their ramp while in the hover; the gunner making use of the upper turret to clear the attackers pressing on the Marines. A clean take off even while the door was being closed, with the 401 lifting away. At 500 feet it was on the verge of hitting full power when something arced out of the smoky haze from somewhere south of them. Perhaps it was what the clones were carrying that passed for a shoulder mounted missile system, no one would know for some time. Whatever the weapon was it had done the job it was designed for; right at that moment the 401 was about to hit boost, the missile impacted with the rear adjacent to the hyper drive engine in the centre of the tail. Nothing was left but a shower of fiery debris.

 <LZ Reno>
 
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 Even for the Wraith this was rapidly becoming a losing situation. Rhiase’s fighters had been reduced to a mere twenty by the time she crossed that line at the broken wall. The remainder of her Blades came through, with their leader taking a firing position further inward where the wall was higher, giving her maximum coverage as her height dictated. “Sheppard!” She yelled while firing, taking no regard of who was standing or kneeling nearby; they were all in the same mess. “I estimate we have less than seven minutes. There are at least another two heavy units behind that one pursuing us.” They were giving good account of themselves, some humans among them might have thought that the Wraith were atoning for the wrongs they had brought down on the galaxy; to the Wraith it was just to survive.

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 Teyla watched as the transport taking the wounded left, she covered her eyes from the downblast, she knew it was time if and when another showed up for her and Rodney to leave as per John’s orders and she didn’t have to wait long. A smaller 401 landed in almost the same place, one of those Electronic Warfare versions. The rear door lowered with a woman’s helmeted head appearing. “We’ve got room for just two, sorry.” She apologized.

 Nodding to Rodney, Teyla tugged his arm. “Orders are orders.” She told him, telling the woman there was no need to make an apology, she saw the reason why. The 401 was loaded with body bags, the dead from one of the  other loading zones most likely. “Rodney hurry.” She chided him as she stood on the ramp. Pressing her radio she called John and Ronon. “We’ll make sure the next one can take you all, good luck John.” She said anxiously.

 @Teddy @Cipherhornet18

 

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on October 28, 2019, 11:59:23 PM
Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base

Mckay felt the tug on his arm from Teyla, he watched the 401 land, the down blast nearly blowing him over.  and he ran up the ships ramp and stopped dead inside, he could not believe what he was seeing, he just stared at all those body bags, his brain could not take in the amount of people  who were dead and no doubt this was only a small portion.  He had seen a lot of things, horrible things, but this shocked him to the core, these could be people he knew, altho he didn't talk to or socialise with people, as was his nature, he may still have seen them around, he tried to wipe this horrific sight from his mind as he turned away, but he knew that was now etched in his mind, forever.

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on October 29, 2019, 06:05:19 AM
<LZ:Reno/behind the wall>
Chief Morgan registered the arrival of more bodies, weapons all firing at the hordes of Xerox troopers following in their wake,all bent on destroying him and all his comrades,both new and old. When one initiated contact, he said his name was Chris,his patch read AR-5. He was firing in short controlled bursts and was evidently a very accomplished shot, probably a sniper!A quick lull"Morgan, AR-3,glad to have your skills son.Cooper was in turn firing short bursts with his P-90, but from time to time he would let go with a mortar round,that brought down several more clones. Unfortunately, one bandelier was almost out of rounds and he had just one bandelier left."Guess Id better save some rounds ,eh?. He grinned a bit,then let lose with another short burst from his P-90.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 29, 2019, 08:44:40 AM
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<LZ Reno>

 Amidst the roar of battle Jordan did the most peculiar thing, she bent to tighten her boot laces. Others may not have noticed such an everyday activity, the woman certainly hoped they didn't as she asked herself for the tenth time how the hell does one get shot in the foot? While it wasn't a deep wound, more the round clipped her heel just above the rubber where the leather met and for sure she was up for a new pair of boots. Yet it was enough that had a medic seen her, he or she might well be all over her like a wet shirt. It was painful enough so that she grimaced each time she took a step; the sticky wetness around her foot a reminder of just how bad it might be. Jordan swallowed back the thoughts slip another magazine into her rifle, the last she had.

 Joining her team once again the fight managed to create a focus for her anger, rage at the horrors these creatures and their minions had brought down on them. She fired and fired again, short one second bursts, the heat from the blow back reaching her face, time muddled like a mirage on a hot summer's day right before her eyes. The last round left the muzzle, Jordan switched to her side arm. "How long Sheppard?" She yelled over the radio, looking furtively to her companions knowing they to must be short on ammo. She knew he said something about pulling the line back, but to where? This wall was the only defence they had. She also heard the chatter between Mako, did Deuce make it to that last transport? It was all a jumble in her mind. "AR-3! Be ready to drop and pull back on Colonel Sheppard's word, as per our friend Rhiase here, we have only a few minutes left before we're overrun." At least two more clones went down, if not dead at least incapacitated from her hand gun.

 @Shadowlord @DanielRyder @Cipherhornet18
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on October 29, 2019, 10:36:32 AM
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<Dreadnought Bridge>

 "Stryker, load that information into our computer, there isn't much we can do about it now but as sure as hell we're going to use it sooner rather than later. For now...." She watched as Junot was taken away. "....you've got the guns." Now that Eric was out for a while at least, between her, Dave and Jason they'd have to make do multi-tasking themselves.

 She picked up the radio, watching the tactical screen. Her stomach turned over when she saw the first incoming visual. "Hobo, we've lost Liberty four, confirm? And see if one of your wing can make damned sure Reaper gets back from Reno with those wounded."

 
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 With the Captain's people flat out coordinating everything, Tucker knew he had to step up and damned fast. "Lieutenant Leiovna, do a run down from stem to stern, engineering should have up to date reports for you. If you find any significantly damaged sections, have them sealed off and the crews moved. Utilise the repair teams where they're needed most. Prioritise Lieutenant, that is the best advice I can give."

 At least now Mesa had something to calm her, he knew the woman was best when she was busy, Tucker had to keep on top of things from his own crew, knowing the possible mental state they could be in after what they've come through. "You're doing fine Mesa." He whispered to her as he passed by.

 With everything moving as smoothly as possible under the circumstances Lily knew what had to be done next. "Dave, its time to start moving the most critical cases first back to Atlantis; we've power to spare now that we're not in the shooting gallery for the time being, so use what time we have. Get it done. In the meantime I have some calls to make. Major McCaffry how are we doing with the Travelers and El'Dari?"


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*Radio*

 Timing, it was all about timing. The first reply came in sharply. "Major McCaffry, I hear you."

 @DanielRyder @Cipherhornet18 @Veteran52 @sorra 
 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on October 29, 2019, 11:38:53 AM
Lieutenant Jon Agathon

LZ RENO

Ducking back into cover just as something whizzed past his head, Jon steadied his weapon and his breathing. Timing his breaths, he looked around the landing zone. Carefully observing his comrades one by one, he realized if they were going to die, they weren't going to die alone. These Vanir Clones had to be stopped at least for good.

Looking at the one who introduced himself as Chris, the lieutenant responded, "Jon" He sighed, checked his ammo and gulped. Already with the AR3, he nodded at Morgan, "Getting low myself. Just, do what you can and be ready when she calls for us. Valentine, you still with us?"

Keeping his head low, it was all he could from losing it in the middle of battle. So many training scenario comes to this point and Jon was never sure if he was ready. Swallowing his fear, he focused onto his weapon. Peeking out of cover, the lieutenant refocused his energy into firing back at the clones hoping to push them back until it was time.

@Ellen_Ripley @Shadowlord @Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on October 29, 2019, 12:09:55 PM
Lieutenant Ben Stryker

"Yes, Ma'am" Ben quickly complied. With the information loaded, he quickly changed gears. He would be whoever Lily wanted him to do on the bridge, so he'd have to adapt to the best of his ability in this case.

After when the SFs helped Junot out of the bridge, Ben went straight for the weapons console without delay. They weren't out of danger yet. Priming the weapons console, he quickly studied the map on the overhead and coordinated to where his shots could be most effective on. They were still fighting the Vanir, the battle he wished would come to a close soon. They had lost one too many people during the battle.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on October 30, 2019, 01:44:01 AM
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<LZ Reno>

The heat had been turned up to eleven between the defense of the Landing Zone and the evacuation of personnel. Eventually, Mike knew that the non-wounded would be loading up as soon as the last casualty was off - Lou seemed to be the last of the immediate CASEVAC. At the mention of a seven minute warning by the Wraith - Rhiase - Mike checked his watch, turned so the watch face was on the underside of his wrist.

Less than seven.

He'd put it at five.

"AR-5, I want you all ready to move in three minutes. We're going to be on that next transport out - I'd be in hell if any of you get left behind." Mike said, looking at the two faces next to him.

Mike swapped for a full mag, his last one before he would have to resort to his sidearm. He had brought himself into cover just as a round slammed into the piece of cover, sending debris flicking up into the air. They needed to hold out for a few minutes, those minutes would be the longest few he would ever experience after the words 'heavy units' echoed through his mind.

They might as well have been sitting on a production line for all he cared.

AR-3 was right next to them, Mike made his way over to their Commander. "We'll cover you when your team drops back." However, that heavily depended on the Colonel's thoughts on how they were going to get everyone off the surface.



<UNS Dreadnought-Port Side Hangar Deck>

{Warrant Officer Glenn Briggs RCAF}

Glenn had stiffened up in response to their CO coming up to them, nodding and greeting him just after the other man did. "Major. Captain."

Upon the word of command, Glenn had a boyish grin on his face as he was placed behind the gunner control - no real loss there. He was more than happy to oblige. It seemed they were being thrown in for a rescue operation, and with a nod, Glenn disappeared into the 05, seating himself at his designated station. "How much turbulance are we expectin'?" Glenn inquired as he did his own checks, with the word of 'turbulance' being code for how hot the landing zone was going to be.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on October 30, 2019, 05:53:47 AM
LZ Reno
Chief Morgan appreciated the ongoing situation and he knew exactly how EL-TEE felt. He would be doing his duty as the rest of his team would,which included all their allies! Looking at his last round from the belt of mortar rounds, he laughed a short laugh and loaded and fired at the Xerox boys."Roger that EL-TEE, Im just glad I brought more than the one belt of mortar rounds.But, now Ive got twenty,thats 2-0 rounds left to use and I swear that there will be a lot less of them after my last round,ok? Without another word, Morgan loaded and lobbed a round into the nearest cluster of Xerox boys,"Bingo!!
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on October 30, 2019, 06:15:04 AM
<Dreadnaught Bridge>
Ivanna Leiovna knew a chance when she was given one and she was going to give it her best."This is Lt. Leiovna,Damage Control station. I want progress reports sent to this station,immediately or as soon as damages can be assessed. Any severe damage to your sections will be verified by senior personne and reports made here. Then,if damage cannot be completed,all personnel in that section are to be evacuated and the section sealed off. Signal when repairs or evacuations have been completed,D.C. Out"She hoped that her report had indicated all relevant data that would keep Command advised.Now, it was back to monitoring the current situation.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on October 30, 2019, 11:00:54 AM
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<Wraith Flag Ship>

While the immediate threat of the cruisers had been dealt with, the Vanir still had swarms of fighters in the area, they still had that monstrous city thing facing them and dozens of smaller ships harassing the fleet, or the potential to do so. The situation for the allied fleet was sitting on a fine edge, precarious to say the least; no one knew that better than Guide, he had as the humans often quoted, 'been there, done that'.

Musing on Sin's direct question, he weighed their options for the short term. Those options were few to none and he was well aware of it. "For now I'm moving us back to the main fleet, I expect the humans will wish to have some kind of council to decide what needs to be done Sin. For our part we can do nothing but fight, for even if they come to the conclusion they'd be better off leaving entirely, that doesn't mean its over. The Vanir must be destroyed by whatever means can be found. Would you see it any other way?" As he spoke Todd did as he said, moving the great ship with the two smaller hives following back to the centre of the main fleet. One arrival he made the call.

"Colonel Radovic, we need to talk urgently."

@Sio83 @Mim

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<LZ Reno>

"No argument from me." Chris popped his head over the wall, loosed a round or three then ducked back down. Cordiality was necessary in this atmosphere, if he could manage it. "Pleased to meet you all, hopefully we can all pull a beer together when we get back." He didn't add 'if' we get back.

The call from Baker to AR3 made sense, with three minutes and his own team more likely still carrying a tad more ammunition than the other teams, just a tad, Chris grunted an acknowledgement to his CO, swapped his weapons around once again to hold the M24. He scrambled up a section of the wall that may have at one time held a floor in place, putting him some seven feet or so higher than the others. He had three mags left, plus the half mag in the rifle, that made around seventeen or so rounds. Making the most of those was his first priority. "Ty, Mister Baker." He called below. "These idiots appear to have a leader among each ten or so of them. I can see through my scope they have a red shoulder patch. I'm counting six of them." Down range the next wave was about to come their way hard and fast, if he could take out their leaders beforehand it might slow them down. "If you can throw a grenade or three to their right, that'll give me time to line em up." Time, never enough of it.

@sorra @Shadowlord @DanielRyder @Thaddeus 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Alfa27escaped on November 01, 2019, 04:31:21 AM
“So what’s the target Zone again or didn’t you say it yet Major?” She Smiled at Tim hoping she could hide her tense feeling this ain’t going to end well for them with these ships but they can do.

She seemed perfectly calm as if she didn’t fear anything but inside, she was afraid of what can go wrong the ships. The movement was fine on the ship but the defense was the problem if they had the other version they could counter any opening that was accidentally shown for a straight attack at the ship but the decoys could be perfect to counter, if they would be sent out at the right time and there wasn’t enough space in it to hold much. It could be risky but could be an advantage it was like a coin toss, you wouldn’t know which side to choose and could be wrong if spoken the wrong side but it has to be taken no matter the cost.

“So what are we waiting for let’s go we don’t have all day, well, we do but we aren’t wasting it” she smacked into the air

@Mim @Thaddeus
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 02, 2019, 09:43:56 AM
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<LZ Reno>

 Desperately Jordan looked around her, having just used her last clip for the side arm it was a choice of either hide somewhere safe, which she'd never do or start throwing rocks. She watched as that last 401 left, wishing for all her worth they had thought to resupply them. Then out of the blue she saw on the ground two M4's the marines who had been taken away left behind, one had an extra mag taped to it. If she was in luck the other might have a reasonably full magazine to go with it.

 She went down on her knees, keeping her head low as fire from the enemy pinged off every possible piece of rock or hard surface around them. Scrambling closer she reached out to slide both rifles to her, checking the first by pulling the mag, it was 3/4 full. The second she tore off the spare mag, then checked the other, that was empty. So she had some, not a lot but some.

 Moving back to where she was, there was a strange silence. The enemy had stopped firing and she knew in her heart that was never a good thing especially when she heard in the distance 'whump' and then a whistling sound. Not artillery, but as lethal. Mortar. She screamed out the word loudly. "Mortar! Down!" She ducked over to the wall again then behind something higher as she radioed. "Dread we're getting the crap beat out of us here, where are those damned effing transports! And now we have mortar, see if......" She was rocked off her feet by an explosion some 100 meters behind her. Jordan spun around to see a pall of smoke, as it cleared her heart sank. Sheppard, Ronon and what remained of Mako were all down. They were moving but only just, she could see blood on almost all of them.

 @Shadowlord @Veteran52 @DanielRyder @Thaddeus @Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on November 03, 2019, 07:08:32 AM
<LZ Reno>
Chief Morgan had registered the ominous silence as he was preparing to slam another two mortar rounds into the approximate area of the 'Xerox boys'.With the cessation of fire,he scanned the area towards Mako. He knew Comm. ONeil was somewhere close, but she wasn't visible,yet."EL-TEE,someone needs to check out the Commanders location,'cause if shes in trouble she could also stand a little assist. Im volunteering to make a quick,running recon,with your permission,Sir!
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on November 03, 2019, 08:40:24 PM
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<LZ Reno>

Mike had to count himself surprised with the fact that they still held more rounds than the other teams, considering that they had to run-and-gun their way to the LZ. Though, with some deliberate consideration, they hadn't needed to fire off as many rounds as they needed to run - and the others were providing covering fire longer than they had been anyhow. A matter worth acknowledging when he returned to base to find himself with a cup of tea and his computer in front of him to write up whatever AAR was needed for this shithole of a situation.

It paid to have a marksman on the team, especially one as cognitive as Marasigan. Baker looked through his own scope, though not as magnified as the M24's, he knew that they were in for a bit of a rough patch.

"Roger that." Mike was already halfway through grabbing onto his grenade, making sure of where his next one was on his vest as he looked at those around him. "Follow suit, whatever grenades you have on you, throw on the count of three. One....two....three!" Having unpinned the grenade, Mike launched it towards the right of the group headed their way. He paused briefly, wondering whether to use his last one on him now or save it for another wave - if they were going to be there that long.

Only to be rocked with the familiar words of 'mortar' and 'get down' as Mike got further into cover, hoping that the mortar wasn't going to land next to him or any of his team. After a couple of seconds, Mike took a look over the wall to see what the damage had been done. Team Mako was down, not entirely out of the fight but they were the next to get on the transport with AR-3, whenever said transport got here. "Right, we need to get Mako and AR-3 off field asap!" He shouted, "Medics, we've got a team down!"

Scrambling over to the commander, he checked his watch. They had about a minute and a half left before they needed to start moving. "Best get your team together and drop back, we'll hold off as much as we can here before we regroup on you. Hopefully by then, transport will be there to pick you, your team and Mako up.We'll be right behind you on the next one out."



<UNS Dreadnought - Shadowhawk 05>

{Warrant Officer Glenn Briggs RCAF}

Briggs loaded himself up, having done the checks on the bird, gave his cursory thumbs up that they were ready enough to get going. He looked over at the lieutenant and gave a wry smile, knowing that just perhaps they were needing a change of pant as many did on their first real deployment out.

"Like you said, lieutenant, let's get going." He was calm, ready and focused. Behind the gun console was second nature and certainly if they were readying themselves to get heated, he needed to be on his top form. The Canadian was getting a little antsy sitting around in the hangar waiting for clearance. "Alright, alright, new ship smell. Liking it."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on November 04, 2019, 10:17:30 AM
<LZ Reno>

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Ty barely caught Lou's lifted hand.  Good, at least she was in good hands.  He would track her down when they got back, not if, and see how she was doing.  He didn't have long to think about her getting away when it became apparent they were now the ones who had the ammo left.  That shocked him.  Well, he'd do his best to stand by his team while the others were able to get to safety.

'No complaints here either," he answered before groaning.  "Perfect.  They just keep multiplying."  Ty didn't like this one bit.

He dropped behind a half blown wall, checking his weapons.  He still had one grenade and grabbed it when Baker said to throw.  On three he lobbed it out with the others an ducked lower behind the wall to avoid the blast that was soon to result from the impact.


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<UNS Dreadnought - Shadowhawk 05>

Rob followed Alecia off Liberty, but before they made it two steps they received the news that they wouldn't be flying her again anytime soon.  That was certainly not news that they needed.  He blew out a breath.  "It does seem that way.  Any ideas?"

Of course Rob should have known she would have something up her sleeve.  He quickly turned to follow her and his eyes widened when he saw the new birds.  They were impressive and he was itching to get behind the controls.  "Wow.  She's a real beaut."

He followed Alecia on board with their new crew.  Now to see how they all worked together.  Rob studied the controls, familiarizing himself with everything.  "Definitely liking this," he grinned.


<Dreadnought Bridge>

Mesa glanced up at Tucker, giving him a grateful smile.  When this was all over she would take time to mourn the ones they had lost.  Right now she didn't have that luxury.  Before she could answer Lily Sunniva's reply came through.  "Just got contact with Sunniva, Colonel."  She turned back to her radio.  "Sunniva, are you able to help with evacuation on the surface?"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on November 04, 2019, 12:55:41 PM
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<LZ Reno>

Two grenades, was it enough? It seemed like it, as the clones attention was drawn in that direction fairly rapidly. Without hesitating Chris lined up his first target with his round going clean through the helmet, the second two meters to the right of the first was already in his sights a second or two after the first one dropped. That round went through the chest plate and while the thing didn't go down immediately, another quick round made sure it did. He was about to line up the third when unexpectedly the ground rocked beneath him, sending Chris tumbling to the ground below with a thud.

Checking himself all over he found nothing was broken, with his only injury a graze on his cheek. Picking both weapons he ran back to position. "Boss, all we can do now is pray and fire whatever we have. I suggest we strip AR-1 and Mako of their tools if only to delay a few minutes." He could see only one Corpsman and that guy was injured, yet he did move to the wounded as soon as the dust cleared. Chris picked up a couple clips from one of the Mako team, tossing both to Ty. He grabbed one more as he found them passing that over to Mike. He managed to find one only for his M24.

@DanielRyder
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 04, 2019, 04:27:06 PM
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<UNS Dreadnought-Port Side Hangar Deck>

 "The ground teams are getting hell beat out them Lieutenant, we're going down to pick up the last of them, four teams I understand including Colonel Sheppard. We don't have much time either." Without further comment, she fastened her straps tight, put her bone dome on, so that further conversation was via the radio. "Turbulence Briggsy, yeah we can expect it, just think of that training video, I think it was called Aliens." It wasn't far from it, the only exception being they didn't have a Hudson to call out all the cool weaponry they were carrying; there was no need, everyone knew who should know.

<401-105>

 With Mike behind her and Stella behind Rob, Alecia soon had 05 rolling to the visual commands of the deck handler in his distinctive yellow jacket and helmet; in his hands were two light sticks, glowing a bright luminous yellow to match his gear. They were now lined up on the line, the Mini Boss in his green version of the yellow outfit, sitting behind the armored glassed aircraft operations room. Through that you could see both inner runways port and starboard and there was an auxiliary control room on a sub level immediately above to oversee the outer runways. Lieutenant Richards the Mini Boss gave 05 the thumbs up, Alecia saluted as she focused ahead of her towards the launch lights near the bay opening; they counted down red through yellow at which point Alecia hit the auto control button, then removed her hands from the stick. The Green light came on, the 401 launched and within the length of the hangar runway by the time she was over the edge 05 was doing near 400 mph in just 200 meters; as she left the atmosphere of the ship that speed almost doubled with the crew experiencing near 5G even with the inertia dampeners.

 Arcing over and around the ship, Alecia held only the flying controls leaving the throttle and vertical thrusters to Rob; that was how a practiced team flew the 401. "Everyone okay?" She checked out of habit. "We may still have opposition, in fact I expect it. Watch your screens closely and Lieutenant Maxtra, widen your search radar out to 600 kilometers, that is about the range their fighters tend to pop up."

 From there it was down to LZ Reno, they had the coordinates. Through the Atmo the 401 shuddered and shook like they always did, some more than others until they were at around 100,000 feet. Alecia settled the little ship in, almost gliding to the marker. At 200 feet she had Rob hit the thrusters while she maneuvered the ship around in an arc to get her bearings. That was when she saw what was going on down below, she could see wounded and from her perspective it looked like at least two teams, she could make out Sheppard and Ronon. More urgently now she set the ship down with the rear door open towards those on the ground, keeping the ship at hover. "Right, all of you out, grab a weapon from the rack and help get those people in. I don't want to be here any longer than necessary."

 
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 @Alfa27escaped @Thaddeus @sorra
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on November 05, 2019, 10:42:34 AM
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<Wraith Flag Ship>

While the immediate threat of the cruisers had been dealt with, the Vanir still had swarms of fighters in the area, they still had that monstrous city thing facing them and dozens of smaller ships harassing the fleet, or the potential to do so. The situation for the allied fleet was sitting on a fine edge, precarious to say the least; no one knew that better than Guide, he had as the humans often quoted, 'been there, done that'.

Musing on Sin's direct question, he weighed their options for the short term. Those options were few to none and he was well aware of it. "For now I'm moving us back to the main fleet, I expect the humans will wish to have some kind of council to decide what needs to be done Sin. For our part we can do nothing but fight, for even if they come to the conclusion they'd be better off leaving entirely, that doesn't mean its over. The Vanir must be destroyed by whatever means can be found. Would you see it any other way?" As he spoke Todd did as he said, moving the great ship with the two smaller hives following back to the centre of the main fleet. One arrival he made the call.

"Colonel Radovic, we need to talk urgently."

<Wraith Hive Flagship>

Sin wondered about his commander's last words to him.  his answer wasn't as simple as Todd's.  Just as sin wished there was a chance--a REAL chance--with the Tau'ri, he doubted it would ever come.  Perhaps there may be one, single Vanir out there.  But Sin agreed there was too much risk to take to attempt even a ceasefire, let alone to safely speak to any.

As for the humans, they were essential in this war, but, sadly, sin felt they were the only ones who could win this war. Even without the wraith, the humans could take out the Vanir.  Unless something changed in their ways of diplomacy, the Tau'ri would likely use this advantage against them once the Vanir distraction was eliminated.

Sin feared a different tactic would be needed in this war, and the Vanir would never let up to give them the time they needed to change things for the future if the wraith wanted to survive.

"Of course not," Sin replied, hoping his commander was too engaged in speaking with the engineer to question his thoughts.

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 05, 2019, 11:59:31 AM
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<401-56>

 The ship cleared quite well and as usual very fast, within the inertia system making it far more comfortable. With the departed taking up most of the space, Teyla found a seat for both her and Rodney near the rear hatch door to sit for the wait until they were back on the Dreadnought.

 They were at about 5,000 feet climbing steadily when a sudden jolt alerted them that something had gone wrong. Then another. "Pilot, what seems to be the problem?" Teyla asked over the radio then received the following reply.

 "I'm not sure ma'am, we seem to have lost power in both engines, we're trying to get them restarted now." He didn't sound confident. Far off in the distance, a lone Vanir fight peeled away, satisfied his work for this hour was done as he watched the smoke trailing from the fat transport.

 She spoke calmly to Rodney. "They're working on it, I suppose you could most likely tell them...." Then she saw it out of the rear window, smoke and blaze pouring from above them. "....and we have no beaming. Hang on Rodney." She reached across to fasten his seat belt and doing the same for her own, Teyla pressed herself hard against the back of the seat.

 Up front the young pilot and his co-pilot were fighting the controls, they were aware by now of the problem and did their best to put the ship into a glide. Not exactly what the designers had in mind for the 401. The angle was way too sharp and without power the flight controls were useless, no braking flaps, no thrusters, nothing. Both men prayed for a miracle. Less than a minute later the ship hit the ground nose first, burying the cockpit section into about three meters of hard dirt. The shock of the impact rocked them in the back, Teyla's head hitting metal hard.

 @Teddy
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 05, 2019, 01:52:33 PM
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<Dreadnought Bridge>

 A message was received from Jack he was on his way back to re-arm, Hobo 3 and 6 were on patrol, they had engaged several of the enemy. Then without warning another message came in from another fighter group that the 401 carrying McKay and Teyla had gone down; and while that enemy had met his fate soon after the status of the 401 was upper most in Lily's mind. A second report said the ship appeared to be intact, nose down about 500 meters due west of LZ Reno.

 Lily was on the verge of giving more orders when a metallic groaning noise filled her ears. She looked up just in time to see a large piece of overhead metal conduit come loose, crashing down, knocking both Jason and Dave off their feet. Lily tried to get out of the way but she simply wasn't quick enough as the rear end of it struck her on the side of her head. She went limp then collapsed on the deck.
 
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 Hearing the loud bang, Tucker spun around. His face paled when he saw the skipper go down. "Lieutenant Leiovna, get engineering up here immediately to fix that asap!" He then pipped his radio as he rushed to kneel beside Radovic. He felt her pulse, she was alive, but out cold. That was obvious when he saw the large lump on her skull. He moved to Dixon and Hunter, both men were out as well; the older Master Chief copping it on the forehead, Colonel Dixon square across his nose. "Medical, this is Warrant Officer Tucker on the bridge, we have three down with concussion." From there he stepped over to Mesa.

 "Not a good moment M'." He said glumly. "But you've got the con right now, but I will do everything to help you okay?"  He looked then over to Ben. "Stryker, looks like you'll be XO for a day or so buddy." again it wasn't meant in a cheering way at all.

 @sorra @DanielRyder @Veteran52 


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*Radio*

 "Major McCaffry I am afraid we cannot. We've lost four ships so far and many lives, right now we are doing our best to transfer our own wounded to the White Wolf. Our fighters have borne the brunt of this campaign and we have suffered for it. My Commanders are speaking of withdrawal, its all I can do to keep them here." Her tone was full of remorse, that much you could easily hear.
 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Shadowlord on November 05, 2019, 05:36:46 PM
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Smoke hazed his vision as the mortar hit near his position. He was still close to Morgan but was a lot more worried about the Commander. He tried looking but the smoke hadn’t cleared enough yet so he switched to his side arm and remained in position awaiting further orders.

“I hate smoke.” He said ready to fire the smaller weapon.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on November 05, 2019, 09:41:55 PM
<401-56>
 Mckay clung onto his lap top and looked grimly at Teyla as she buckled his seat belt, he had a sudden flash back to his mom doing the same thing when he was a young boy, he noted what a strange image that was, especially at a time like  this.
He grimaced at her and his words spurted out at his usual top speed  when he was afraid or nervous.
"This is bad, really bad, and I know I always say that, but this, this, is true, we're not going to make it this time,.......  hell"

This last   response was  to the sudden nose dive that the ship made, Rodney knew there was something majorly wrong, and he to pressed his back into the seat, hoping and praying that he would awake from this bloody nightmare.

Just before impact, it went eerily silent in the ship for a mere second, then WHAM, the ship hit the ground and everything went black around him, all he could see and hear now was  the   crackle of flames in the cockpit, as the door was partially open, and  the flash of light  from there to, he looked over at Teyla and he unbuckled the belt that had probably saved his life, and made his way to her, she was out cold, he touched her neck and said quietly
"Thank god for that, your'e alive, Teyla, Teyla"
He tapped her cheek gently, hoping and praying she would awaken, he hated being alone, surrounded by dead bodies, it was terrifying, a nightmare, but he shook himself out of it, he needed her, she kept him calm, that was Teyla, always calm, but, he had to check what was going on in the cockpit, he suspected not a lot, that impact was vicious, and as good as these ships were, he doubted they were able to withstand an impact like this. 
He climbed over the body bags, that were now mostly all over the place, but there were more at the front, and he had to remove them, he tried to make his mind a blank, pretend they were something else, do not think of these bags being someones, wife, husband, son, daughter, girlfriend, boyfriend,

"No, get out of my mind right now"

He was angry with himself, and pointed at his head as he said it.
He took a deep breath and  forced his way to the door, it obviously wouldn't open and he sighed and took a look at the control system pulling off the cover and fiddling with it, there was a small spark and the door opened, he stepped back and looked cautiously inside
It was obvious that both pilots were dead, he didn't need to touch them to know that, the whole cockpit was just ripped to pieces, they were going nowhere, so he sighed and went over to Teyla to check her again.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on November 06, 2019, 07:32:39 AM
<<Dreadnaught Bridge>>
"Engineering,this is Lt. Leiovna,Damage Control,we are having emergency on the bridge, urgently you must dispatch engineering team to Bridge to repair conduit that is breaking looseWatching and listening to the chatter and actions on the Bridge by her crew-mates,Lt. Leiovna called out"Am standing by,Chief Tucker,monitoring D.C. controls
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on November 06, 2019, 08:19:35 AM
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<Wraith Flag Ship>

"Something is wrong. It isn't like the woman not to reply for this long." Todd was more or less thinking out loud, while he also felt more than sensed Sin's own thoughts. As he drew his ship as close to the human flag ship, he could see the extent of the damage and it was quite significant; yet he had to admire them reluctantly. They did have a tendency to over engineer things, a fact shown by the ship still being there and still functioning. Although to what degree to him was unknown.

"You can see some of their communications array is severely awry, twisted and bent like a thousand year old tree. There are virtually hundreds of scorch marks on the hull and some smoke I can see." He was a patient being, but not that patient in such close proximity to the Vanir. "If they do not respond in the next few minutes, we may have to go over their personally. I am sure you'll enjoy that." Despite the gravity of their situation, Guide still found a moment for his well known humor at the expense of his first mate.

@Sio83
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on November 06, 2019, 11:25:51 AM
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<Wraith Flag Ship>

"Something is wrong. It isn't like the woman not to reply for this long." Todd was more or less thinking out loud, while he also felt more than sensed Sin's own thoughts. As he drew his ship as close to the human flag ship, he could see the extent of the damage and it was quite significant; yet he had to admire them reluctantly. They did have a tendency to over engineer things, a fact shown by the ship still being there and still functioning. Although to what degree to him was unknown.

"You can see some of their communications array is severely awry, twisted and bent like a thousand year old tree. There are virtually hundreds of scorch marks on the hull and some smoke I can see." He was a patient being, but not that patient in such close proximity to the Vanir. "If they do not respond in the next few minutes, we may have to go over their personally. I am sure you'll enjoy that." Despite the gravity of their situation, Guide still found a moment for his well known humor at the expense of his first mate.

@Sio83

<Wraith hive Flagship>

"Of course they would appreciate the rescue.  We are allies after all," Sin half-joked.  This could be just what they needed to keep cages and rifles out of negotiations.  Then again, they'd be afraid, injured, and still ready for war.  Injured trigger fingers are all the more likely to fire.

Then again, risking getting shot by his allies wounded better than getting killed by the Vanir.  There was no victory here to be won in the war.  No matter how the humans treated him, his intentions would be clear, at least to his commander. Even if they didn't prove helpful immediately, he could always use them as an example in the future.

Besides, Guide once helped a human.  Just because he forgot, perhaps there would be another who wouldn't forget so easily that wraith warriors would always help their comrades, no matter the species.

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 06, 2019, 12:31:08 PM
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<LZ Reno>

 The unexpected lull lasted seconds, Rhiase not accustomed to way of human fighting or indeed that of the Vanir minions wasn't thinking anything other than perhaps they had withdrawn to regroup as they had done several times before in her encounters with them.

 When the whistling sound alerted her, those fast Wraith reflexes came to the fore, Rhiase had an inkling that noise did not bode well. She ducked for cover, rolling over the rounded edge of the wide pathway they stood upon, coming to a stop against some stout shrubbery. Then it hit, she covered her head only to be showered by dirt and debris. When she stood, she climbed back up the slope to see the damage and was quite shocked when her legs automatically in a sense went straight to Sheppard. Touching his neck she found him alive, unconscious but alive, shrapnel had pierced his right thigh and there was blood from his forehead. Checking then Mako, she found similar with those and lastly Ronon. He alone came out of it unscathed, perhaps merely in shock. She grabbed a water canteen nearby, emptying the contents on his face. "Satedan, wake up."

 At that very moment, the small human ship arrived, covering her head from the down blast as well as covering Ronon, she waited.

 @Teddy 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on November 06, 2019, 02:52:28 PM
Lieutenant Ben Stryker, Ship's Navigator

Hearing the loud crash behind him, Ben turned behind him to see a very large debris fall on three people. Instinctively, he rose from his position at tactical and rushed toward the fallen commander. Watching Tucker, he listened and replied shaking his head, Temp XO? This wasn't what I had in mind."

Ben sighed. Getting up, he looked among the damage observing the people at their stations. "Tucker. We're losing people too fast. We need all hands at their stations, including Tactical. I study the map of the battlefield and make us move. I can't press the fire button at the same time."

Shaking his head, the lieutenant palmed his face and groaned. Looking up, he watched some medical personnel enter the bridge.

Iora "Skye" Nordahl

Skye led the small medical group. Setting her kit down, she directed the group toward the wounded personnel. "Alright. Let's get these people checked out first. Sir," Iora looked at Ben's rank and name.

Before she could say anything, Ben spoke, "Lieutenant Ben Stryker. You are?"

"Vonderful," Skye cleared her throat as her husky Norwegian accent came through. Seaching through her kit, she replied professionally, No time for introductions, so Airmen or Nordahl. Skye, if you're bold enough. Excuse me. Either help or get out of the way."

Ben sighed watching her tend to Lily. Turning away, he approached the conn where Mesa was talking to Sunnivia. The situation was bad.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 06, 2019, 02:59:56 PM
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 The last thing Teyla recalled was that sickening forward lurch as the ship hit solid ground. Thankfully her Earth friends had the forethought to build these little vessels to a very high degree in the event of impact, right up to the point her head came into contact with the inner walls of the rear section.

 Somewhere off in dreamland she heard her name being calling, she tried to ignore it as her mind and body wanted to sleep, just sleep. Yet, the pain pounding on the side of her head wouldn't allow her further rest as her eyes fluttered open to see a darkened 401 and Rodney's outline poking around down, down there? Why were they so tilted and why was it dark? Then it came back to her in a flood. "Rodney!" She called to him then held her head, too loudly. "Rodney...we need to find the emergency door release, we'll lose oxygen very soon." While her heart sank at seeing the body bags and knowing in realisation the two up front were dead, she had to ensure her and her friend survived.

 Struggling to undo the seat belt, she couldn't move as that had jammed as well. She sighed heavily. Reaching into her boot, she withdrew a knife to neatly slice the webbing and then she was free. Standing was another thing as she attempted that, falling back on the seat.

 @Teddy
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on November 06, 2019, 03:11:45 PM
LZ Reno

Lieutenant Jon Agathon

The ground beneath him nearly gave away as the explosion made Jon jump, "Argh! Dammit. Take cover!" Jon coughed several times. Turning to Morgan, he replied, [color=teal"Go ahead."][/color]

To be honest, the ringing in his head was more profound as he checked out the damage the mortar launch caused. People were already down. Keeping his weapon close, he stood by ready.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Alfa27escaped on November 06, 2019, 05:04:30 PM
Stella grabbed the MP5 from the rack and started checking it as she walks out of the ship. She pulled out the mag to see if the ammo was in it. It was and as full as it could be. She then puts it back into the gun and lifted it just in case. She peeked over at the wounded up ahead of them.

“Hey, Briggs, Captain Henschal let’s hurry I can see them nearby we'll need help to get them back to the ship I will go talk to Rhiase” she looked around the area seeing if the enemy was around the corners or behind them before moving to the location where the Half Breed was standing, Stella slowed down as she got nearer to her, approaching cautiously.

“Commander Rhiase can you tell me the status on the fight” She smiled nervously hoping  that she didn'tknock her to the ground. She stopped about an arm’s length away from her and looks amazed at the armor, since this was the first time she had been so close to the one known as Bane.

@Mim @sorra @Thaddeus 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: NG on November 07, 2019, 04:38:03 AM
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NPC - Jack Roselli, MD

< Med Bay >

If the Hozgura battle way back when Carrie joined the Stargate programme had been bad, this battle started to show signs to rival it…
Patients had started arriving as a slow trickle a while ago, but updates from the surface said that this was just the beginning.
Carrie had sent Jack down to the hangar bay to do a first triage accompanied by some Corpsmen and strict orders to come back ASAP if need be. She did not envy him the gruesome task of having patients they in a civilian setting would have dealt with immediately, put on hold not to ‘clog up’ the system
Julianne had taken up position in the OR, starting to stabilize Aria. A pretty much straight forward procedure for a general surgeon of plugging the holes and make sure she was fit enough to survive the transport back to Atlantis for a more thorough and time consuming repair of her leg and abdomen.

Carrie’s radio cracked to life, it was Jack.
*radio*“Svensson, Rosselli. You copy?” There was a slight strain in his voice.
“Svensson here.”
*radio*“I have 5 reds coming your way. And that’s just the first shuttle. The next one lands in 5 minutes. I’ll get back to you as soon as I know more. Rosselli out.”
“When it rains it pours…” she mumbled before sending Jack an affirmative, "Understood. Svensson out" and alongside the medics started, clearing the triage area of the Med bay of Greens, sending them up to the Mess hall to get something warm to drink and maybe even a bite to eat. Sometimes the most elementary of caring would do miracles.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 07, 2019, 03:31:15 PM
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<Dreadnought Hangar bay centre>

 Not long after having handed Aria over, Ruby was back down in the temporary Triage that had been set up not far from where the Stargate had been located. A room large enough to handle those on gurneys and the walking wounded, with only herself and Jack Roselli taking care of the incoming. The worst cases of course after a quick consultation were gated directly back to Atlantis, Ruby wondered how Jennifer, Reese and Melinda were coping.

 The next shuttle came in with 12 Marines and one very small woman, or to Ruby's eyes a girl in battle uniform no less. Looking down at the poor thing she couldn't but help to think she was no more than 16 or so, other than her tags said Corporal Louise Nguyen, Australian. "Jack, we have severe gunshot wound here laddie. Her' tag is saying 22, but I don't believe it. Left upper thigh and left knee is, well ye'd best be lookin at her." Basically it was a mess.

 @NG
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on November 08, 2019, 12:04:46 AM
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<LZ Reno>

 The unexpected lull lasted seconds, Rhiase not accustomed to way of human fighting or indeed that of the Vanir minions wasn't thinking anything other than perhaps they had withdrawn to regroup as they had done several times before in her encounters with them.

 When the whistling sound alerted her, those fast Wraith reflexes came to the fore, Rhiase had an inkling that noise did not bode well. She ducked for cover, rolling over the rounded edge of the wide pathway they stood upon, coming to a stop against some stout shrubbery. Then it hit, she covered her head only to be showered by dirt and debris. When she stood, she climbed back up the slope to see the damage and was quite shocked when her legs automatically in a sense went straight to Sheppard. Touching his neck she found him alive, unconscious but alive, shrapnel had pierced his right thigh and there was blood from his forehead. Checking then Mako, she found similar with those and lastly Ronon. He alone came out of it unscathed, perhaps merely in shock. She grabbed a water canteen nearby, emptying the contents on his face. "Satedan, wake up."

 At that very moment, the small human ship arrived, covering her head from the down blast as well as covering Ronon, she waited.

 @Teddy



RONON


Ronon shook his head and was awake in a matter of seconds and sat up as fast as a viper looking around for his gun, which he spotted a few feet in front of him, he grabbed it and aimed it at the wraith with evil intent, until a few seconds later he calmed down, realising where he was, and was, for the time being, fighting with the Wraith, not against them.   He glanced down and poked Sheppard with his foot

"Sheppard, get up, no time to sleep"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on November 08, 2019, 12:17:11 AM
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 The last thing Teyla recalled was that sickening forward lurch as the ship hit solid ground. Thankfully her Earth friends had the forethought to build these little vessels to a very high degree in the event of impact, right up to the point her head came into contact with the inner walls of the rear section.

 Somewhere off in dreamland she heard her name being calling, she tried to ignore it as her mind and body wanted to sleep, just sleep. Yet, the pain pounding on the side of her head wouldn't allow her further rest as her eyes fluttered open to see a darkened 401 and Rodney's outline poking around down, down there? Why were they so tilted and why was it dark? Then it came back to her in a flood. "Rodney!" She called to him then held her head, too loudly. "Rodney...we need to find the emergency door release, we'll lose oxygen very soon." While her heart sank at seeing the body bags and knowing in realisation the two up front were dead, she had to ensure her and her friend survived.

 Struggling to undo the seat belt, she couldn't move as that had jammed as well. She sighed heavily. Reaching into her boot, she withdrew a knife to neatly slice the webbing and then she was free. Standing was another thing as she attempted that, falling back on the seat.

 @Teddy

McKay

Rodney jumped at the sound of his name

"Oh god, thank god that's you, your alive, and yes yes, I'm on it now, just you stay there while i see to it"

He  went over to the panel and pulled the cover off, was difficult seeing as they were at an angle, luckily as before it was easier cause most of the bodies were down the other end, a few short seconds and the control panel beeped and opened, the drop was doable, but with an injured woman, and because it was a head injury, this had to be done carefully, Rodney turned to Teyla

"How much of that webbing do we have around here i wonder?"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on November 08, 2019, 05:44:05 AM
<<LZ Reno>>
"Roger that,El-Tee"Checking his gear,
Cooper looked out across the face of the battlefield,scanning for signs of life He took off and tried to blend in with the dirt,rocks and anything that would present some type of cover.He quickly moved towards the last probable place the O'Neil should have been.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on November 08, 2019, 06:14:03 AM
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<LZ Reno>

The ploy seemed to have paid off enough that the three advancing clones were down. Soon enough, he found himself looking at the corporal, bloodied cheek and all but still fighting - one look could tell that the man wasn't too badly injured but he would want to keep a closer eye out. Their team was already one short and they had plenty of casualties mounting up along with it.

Baker had nodded in approval of the plan put into place, checking his own magazine count before accepting the one that was handed over to him. With the situation as it was, it seemed that the best plan would be to conserve their ammo - the clones and waves would continue to come but by then, he hoped that their exfil was going to arrive. "Ty, need you to take control of the team. I need to check what the hell is happening now." This was perhaps the hairiest of firefights that he had been in for a long while.

However, just as the words left his mouth - it seemed the cavalry finally arrived, and he ducked, covering himself from the downblast of the ship.



<401-105>

{Warrant Officer Glenn Briggs RCAF}

Intertia dampeners were an odd thing, and certainly at times, Briggs had never felt like they worked. The ship easily rocked a 5G and as such, they definitely all felt it as they took off. Of course, he smirked some as the Major checked that they were all okay. "Never felt better, ma'am."

His teeth chattered as they entered through the atmosphere, his eyes still readying should they come under contact. As they went in for a quicker landing than usual, Briggs had grabbed the M4A1 and quickly followed down the ramp after Maxtra and approached the Wraith. Though his main focus was on his immediate surroundings. He could already pick up that things were not looking too good on the ground and they needed to act immediately.

"Lieutenant, I know first day nerves kick in, but we need to hustle these folks out of here before we all get stuck here."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on November 08, 2019, 11:43:42 AM
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<LZ Reno>


Ty caught the ammo that Chris tossed at him, securing it until he would need it.  Although at the rate they were going he was going to need it a lot sooner rather then later.  He raised a brow at Baker.  Seriously?  Well, now wasn't the time to argue anything.  He could handle this.  "On it, sir."  He just prayed he didn't let them down.

Ty shielded his eyes as well.  Hopefully this time they were friends and not enemies. They couldn't handle anymore enemies at the moment.

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<401-105>

Rob was quite impressed with the new bird.  It probably helped that him and Alecia had flown together so many times now that they slipped seamlessly back into flying any of the ships they were in.  He couldn't help but glance outside though as they neared a place to land.  Ooh, things did not look good down there at all. 

"Well, guess it's time to put our feet to use," he said, pushing out of his seat.  He moved to walk with the others and grabbed a weapon.  Ground fighting was not his style, but he knew how and could if the need arose.  Which apparently was the case now.

<Dreadnought Bridge>

Mesa spun around at the sound, her eyes widening and her face paling.  No, no, no. This could not be happening.  This were falling apart quicker then they could do anything.  She silently groaned as Tucker knelt beside her.  "This is bad," she whispered back.  "Really bad."  She had never been in command like this and now wasn't exactly the best time to be learning.

Then Sunniva came back on the line with even more bad news.  An angry growl escaped her lips before she managed to get her composure back.  "No, it is okay, Sunniva.  I understand.  Stay safe out there."  She cut the transmission and tried Larrin again.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 08, 2019, 05:01:02 PM
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<LZ Rebo>

 After the impact settled in, Jordan gathered her wits, while like everyone else covered herself from the 401's wash. Then like a machine on speed dial she began the process of the evacuation. There was simply no time for niceties now. By Ronon and Rhiase's side now, she sternly looked at the crew of the rescue ship. "We can all chat later. Right now we've got to get everyone, wounded and walking off this rock." She jerked her thumb behind her. "Those bastards only stopped because of the mortar and that only stopped because it was a delaying tactic. You can expect as many as they can punch out of their damned machines coming over that rise any minute."

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 Rhiase raised an eyebrow at both O'Neil and the newcomer, answering the younger first. "Fighting child? There has been much and there will be..." Her sharp ears picked up something, she then saw something in the late evening gloom. "...that vessel, isn't that the one that retrieved McKay and the Athosian?" Her gloved hand pointed westward.

 Jordan spun around, she watched in horror as the 401 plummeted to ground. "Change of plans, AR-5, get everyone out of here, my team will..." Just then she was physically shoved aside by the Wraith her then looked her squarely in the eye.

 "You'll never make it. Leave, all of you leave now." She sent a message to her remaining Wraith who were doing a short patrol. "Go! Now!" She was ordering them, without another word she set off at a run, a run no human could match.

 Gobsmacked, Jordan didn't comment, shrugging her shoulders. "Let's get out of here, help whoever needs it." She looked at the big man. "Ronon, you okay to walk? Because John is out for the count and we'll need some strong arms. The rest of you..." She turned. "...do what you can."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on November 08, 2019, 07:23:47 PM
Ronon

Ronon shrugged

"Yea, Im fine"

He bent over and picked Sheppard up like he was a rag doll and threw him over his shoulder, and walked towards the ship
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: NG on November 09, 2019, 07:02:10 AM
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<Dreadnought Hangar bay centre>

 Not long after having handed Aria over, Ruby was back down in the temporary Triage that had been set up not far from where the Stargate had been located. A room large enough to handle those on gurneys and the walking wounded, with only herself and Jack Roselli taking care of the incoming. The worst cases of course after a quick consultation were gated directly back to Atlantis, Ruby wondered how Jennifer, Reese and Melinda were coping.

 The next shuttle came in with 12 Marines and one very small woman, or to Ruby's eyes a girl in battle uniform no less. Looking down at the poor thing she couldn't but help to think she was no more than 16 or so, other than her tags said Corporal Louise Nguyen, Australian. "Jack, we have severe gunshot wound here laddie. Her' tag is saying 22, but I don't believe it. Left upper thigh and left knee is, well ye'd best be lookin at her." Basically it was a mess.

< The Dread, Hangar Bay center >

NPC: Jack Rosselli, MD

Not moving a muscle in his face, Jack made a quick, but efficient exam of the tiny woman in front of him and concluded, “We’ll ship her off to Atlantis. If they can’t handle her, then the SGC is close enough with more resources.”
He really hated this – women weren’t supposed to be combatant in the front line. H€ll, they shouldn’t be out at all.
Pulling off his gloves as he turned hard on his heals, Jack tossed them violently in the nearest bin, pulled on a fresh pair and moved on to the next in line. Red or yellow? This was far worse than he thought possible.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 09, 2019, 07:44:02 AM
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<Crashed 401>

 Rubbing her head gently, Teyla felt the lump and a little blood; she'll survive she's had far worse. Her own instinct told her there might be a slight concussion, Jennifer of course might well tell her to rest, unlikely for at least the next few hours. They had to assess their situation. "Yes apparently I am." She said in her typical nonplussed way. She steadied her feet again, holding onto a part of the inner structure so she wouldn't go sliding down to the front, she figured they were at around 30 degrees or so. "I imagine these ships are all the same Rodney, basically I mean. That one we traveled in to rescue my people two months ago had a rescue locker on one side about half way along."

 Fortunately her P90 was at hand, she removed the flash light attached to it so they'd have a little light and sure enough, about 10 feet away from them down on her right was the locker, the lid was partially open, possibly because of the crash. She eased her way down slowly, what they needed was a part of the store, plus extra ration packs, water, first aid kits, a pry bar, a small axe, flares and other essentials. "I found it." She told him. "Now we need to just secure it..." With deft quick hands Teyla tied the strap to roof beam; tested her weight on it, then threw the other end out over the edge of the loading ramp. She dragged herself to that point to look over. It was near dark, though she could see the brown earth below them. "About a four meter drop Rodney, I think you should go first."

 @Teddy
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on November 09, 2019, 08:25:00 AM
<LZ RENO>
Looking back towards the crashing sounds , the Chief saw the 401 go down. Changing course he ran towards the scene to see if he could be of assistance.  As he cleared the space between, he saw people & Wraith running to the site and, then he sat the Commander standing there.  Taking a gulp of air, he swerved to head straight for her."Commander, Mam, I am sure glad to see you "still above ground"! The El-Tee agreed to me scouting for you and then everything went "blewy", but here you stand! So, what can I do to help,eh? Seeing everything in an explanatory way, he just moved towards the people that would need  help the most"With your permission, Commander?!his quick turn-around didn't even wait for a response, but he knew she would agree!
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 09, 2019, 09:57:31 AM
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<Dreadnought Bridge>

 As everything unfolded, the engineers came and went, taking away the offending length of ducting after plugging the gap with a new section; medics came and went the same way, taking with them Lily, Jason and Dave, Tucker had his hands full stepping to fill roles otherwise carried out by officers. "Understood." He said over his radio. "Major." He said to Mesa. "Just received news from medical, they've released Lieutenant Junot. She had nothing but a slight fever, a little loss of blood pressure which is as they said a touch of the flu. The good news is she is released for duty." He had a moments pause. "Thank you Nordahl, as soon as the Docs have checked them out, can you call us." He made the request not an order.

 "Lieutenant Leiovna, you may have your hands tied very soon. As you can see we're getting our teeth kicked in, even here on the Dread. So we need every able body to do what they can. I'll need you to take over the helm from Lieutenant Stryker."

 @DanielRyder @Robert Laurel @Veteran52

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*Radio*

 "We appreciate your concern Mesa McCaffry. Now may I offer this advice. The moment you have secured your people, make preparations to leave immediately; we are receiving intelligence that our enemy has another larger fleet headed this way and none of us will survive another such onslaught. We need to regroup and rethink our plans. I will see you personally very soon." She disconnected the communication there and then. Through the viewport you could see several El'Dari ships, damaged yet able to gather around their flagship. They will be the last to leave.

 @sorra
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on November 09, 2019, 08:42:57 PM
<crashed 401>

Rodney glanced over at her

"Good good, yes, at least you will have something soft to land on if you fall..................just a bit of humour there..............maybe,  I'll see you down there then"

He gave her a quick grin and turned to the strap, he grabbed hold of it and took a slow step out and slowly lowered himself down, grunting a little and whispering to himself

"I need to exercise more"

He touched the ground after only a few minutes
He looked around, as he shone the light from his P90 into the darkness, and there was nothing insight, for now, and he knew that could all change in a second, and he looked back up the strap and whispered loudly.

"Teyla, you can come down now, it all looks clear"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on November 11, 2019, 11:09:29 AM
<<Dreadnought bridge>>

Juliette re-entered the bridge and made her way over to Mesa. "Lieutenant Junot reporting for duty." She sat back down at her console. Running her eyes quickly over it, she saw that the red lights outnumbered the green. Looking over the tactical situation, she saw that the allies were badly outnumbered but had a slight breathing space to withdraw. The situation overall was back for Earth. Their ships were undermanned. The El'dari were stretched to the maximum.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on November 11, 2019, 12:36:16 PM
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<LZ Reno>

The fight wasn't over, not by a long shot. Still, they had a reprieve and as sure as shooting Chris had to agree with the Wraith woman's earlier assessment, this was nothing more than the quiet before the storm with the Clones gathering for one big push. He and his team along with the others had done as much as they could for now; it was time to bug out for a big rethink from the powers that be.

Slinging his weapons, Chris ran to assist with loading the wounded, the last being one of Mako's bigger lads. "That's the last of them Mister Baker, between you me and God, I think its way past time for us to get out of this hell hole."

@sorra @DanielRyder @Thaddeus
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on November 12, 2019, 08:59:45 AM
Medic Iora Nordahl, 'Skye'

Lieutenant Ben Stryker, Ship's Navigator, Temp. XO

As the medics carefully wrapped up their end with preparing the wounded officers to leave the bridge, Skye nodded at Tucker, "Right." Surprised at his ability to pronounce her name right as others kept pronouncing her name as either Norendall or Nordhall, she refocused her attention on the information she gathered from her new patients. Studying them over, she left the bridge.

Ben approached the conn with his hands behind his back. Getting Mesa's attention, he spoke, "Major. Other people are occupied with their issues. We should contact the Wraith. Todd is expecting our update. Excuse me."

As temp XO, he switched channels to raise Todd's lead vessel, "Wraith Vessel. Commander Todd. This is Lieutenant Stryker. We are receiving you. Please respond." Waiting on his response, Ben hopes he got his rank and name right.

@sorra  @Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 12, 2019, 03:59:52 PM
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<Dreadnought Hangar Bay Center>

 "Aye, she be better off there than risk further injury Jack. While we can do what we can, we just don't have the time for her injuries as much as I know how much you wish it was otherwise. I'll see her off Jack....." She kept an ear open all the time, deciphering the multitude of chatter. "...we be havin more a comin shortly."

 Arrangements were made quickly, Louise was sent out with the next batch, two SF's taking care of her gurney and the hand over. She was only the tip of the iceberg as far as medical was concerned.
 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 12, 2019, 04:32:18 PM
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 Knowing they might be needing the strap later on, Teyla tied it in such a way that while it would bear their load, once she was on the ground a quick flick that sent a wave effect up and along, quickly unfastened it. She did though when she hit the ground land with an audible sound from her breath rapidly exhaling. They had their packs, weapons (although not a lot of ammunition), flashlights and some extra supplies of water and food. She did try her radio of course but all she got was static. "They will be looking for us Rodney, we should as best as we can make our way to the last landing zone, John will expect me to do that knowing there is a chance he saw us come down and I don't want to say this, but there is a chance the ship might explode. Perhaps not now, but soon."

 The problem was with trek she had in mind, it was now dark, and all she could see was a faint outline of the horizon. "We need to work out where we are first I suppose."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on November 13, 2019, 05:01:03 AM
<Dreadnaught Bridge>
Lt. Leiovna could almost pinch herself,but there was no time
"Aye,Chief TuckerTurning immediately to observe the Helms position,Leiovna moved quickly to man the position.She had been familiarizing herseld with as many systems as she had had time to review,glad now that the Helm was one of them.Donning the head-set and viewing the screens,she would do her best for her comrades and her ship.She cued the headset and spoke"This is Lt. Leiovna,am manning Helm position,please to be sending all relative reports,thank you.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on November 13, 2019, 08:02:48 AM
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<LZ Reno>


Ty wiped a sleeve across his brow.  It had felt like those things were never going to stop coming.  Then to have then stop was almost just as scary.  He looked over at the rest of his team and Rhiase and her team.  He had to agree with her and Chris.  Now was a good time to high tail it.  "I'm all for getting out of here.  Especially while we're all in one piece," he added, looking around them.  He wasn't sure if they would survive another onslaught like that.

<Dreadnought Bridge>

A slight smile touched Mesa's lips at Tucker's words.  "Well. that is certainly a bit of good news."  They could use some good news.  Especially as Sunniva came back through the radio, eliciting a groan from Mesa.  "Well that was short lived."  She grabbed up her radio.  "Copy that, Sunniva.  We will be there as soon as I get my people.  Thank you for the update."  Would this war never end?  Although it seemed like they were going to be on the wrong side of it very soon and would more then likely lose life and limb.

"Good to have you back, Junot.  We can use all the help we can get right now."  Mesa just prayed they would reach their people in time and get off the god-forsaken planet before they were all done in.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on November 13, 2019, 09:43:17 AM
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<Wraith Flagship>

"Ah, it seems they 'are' awake Sin." Todd had a habit of the ironic in his statements of fact. "Dreadnought, to me it appears we have reached a stalemate does it not to you? This being so I believe for the present time we have done as much as we can, while hurting them to a degree as you can well see they still have yet far more fight in them than we can bear." His shaggy head turned slowly to his first mate.

"We shall see now whether they are full of bravado, suicidal or have the intelligence to realise when a new strategy is required. Suffice to say, regardless of what they decide, we must depart to seek out our brethren; we came far to unprepared for this first battle don't you think?"

"Dreadnought, make a decision as we must do. We meaning all of us cannot survive another day while we linger here."

@Sio83 @DanielRyder
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on November 14, 2019, 05:28:07 AM
<outside  401>

McKay walked over to her

"Are you sure you're alright?......you don't look too good, maybe you should rest a while, and,  it's not a matter of the distance...... it's a matter if we can make it before they all leave, the prospect of remaining stranded on this planet fills me with dread and we obviously can't stop here, the explosion, if it occurs, will attract some of the clones and that is something i don't wish to do"

He tapped on his tablet

"It's roughly five clicks,  which makes it a whole lot scarier, can you make it?, and my radio doesn't work either, i tried it when you were climbing down, it's just a massive number of things that can and will go wrong while we are here?"

@Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 14, 2019, 04:02:15 PM
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<Crashed 401>

 "Perhaps I don't Rodney, I am though grateful for your concern." Unusually so, Teyla was biting her bottom lip, that was a sure sign she to was worried, very worried to be blunt. "My fear is what we might face between here and there, whether or not they leave without us isn't a primary concern for me right now." How to put this, Teyla knew between them they'd work something out, surely they've been in worse or as bad a situation before?

 Peering over his shoulder she had to think on everything, especially the 401. The Clones wouldn't have missed that surely and what if it didn't blow up. They could hack into the on board computer system and possibly from there who knows? "I will make it, we both will. There is one thing Rodney, we didn't set the self destruct; the ship may not explode at all and well...you know what I'm thinking. Are you able to link into the ship's computer from your tablet?"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Shadowlord on November 14, 2019, 08:37:38 PM
<LZ Reno>

Things certainly hadn’t gone as well as hoped. The small little greys had really done it this time. He needed to make sure the wounded got back safely but admittedly if he’d been ordered to keep fighting he would have without any hesitation.

“We should get out of here now then while we still can.” He said knowing Vanir ships would soon come.

“Unless anyone wants to see how long the guns on this thing will last.” He said observing what his team was going to do.



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Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on November 15, 2019, 10:17:16 AM
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<Wraith Flagship>

"Ah, it seems they 'are' awake Sin." Todd had a habit of the ironic in his statements of fact. "Dreadnought, to me it appears we have reached a stalemate does it not to you? This being so I believe for the present time we have done as much as we can, while hurting them to a degree as you can well see they still have yet far more fight in them than we can bear." His shaggy head turned slowly to his first mate.

"We shall see now whether they are full of bravado, suicidal or have the intelligence to realise when a new strategy is required. Suffice to say, regardless of what they decide, we must depart to seek out our brethren; we came far to unprepared for this first battle don't you think?"

"Dreadnought, make a decision as we must do. We meaning all of us cannot survive another day while we linger here."

@Sio83 @DanielRyder

<Wraith Hive Flagship>

Guide's words gave Sin an idea. He hadn't fully expected to live through this fight, but he had expected far better odds in their favor.  Maybe it shouldn't be him to go down fighting.  Perhaps it shouldn't be a wraith that should go down, taking as many enemies with it as possible.

"Perhaps, we should consider less conventional means," Sin suggested.  "If we could find a way to take them out with the ship itself, perhaps the day would not be lost.  That is, if the Dreadnaught does not mind a few 'guests'."

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 16, 2019, 08:41:19 AM
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 "No chief we've done all we can for now." Jordan wished they could do much more, she was worried about McKay and Teyla, in a way she was worried for the Wraith woman Rhiase as well, yet as much as she wished to go haring off after her, she knew they wouldn't last five minutes with the opposition they now faced. "Baker we're done here, Captain Henschal, Chief Briggs, go let Satterfield know we're ready to go. The rest of you find somewhere comfortable."

 "I doubt more than a few minutes Valentine, if that." Yes if that, they were cutting it fine even now.

 @sorra @DanielRyder @Ellen_Ripley @Thaddeus
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on November 17, 2019, 07:22:19 AM
<LZ Reno>
After returning to the site where his team hadreached,Cooper saw just what had transpired and was glad for the short 'breather'. Hearing the Commanders speech,he saw that there was really nothing left for any of them to do but pull out.Walking through the scene,he watched as medics helped and everyone tried to catch their breaths. They weren't done yet...
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on November 17, 2019, 08:31:07 AM
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<401-105>

Mike had gotten himself involved with the loading of the injured, seemingly the last of the lot who needed an immediate EVAC. It was his marksman who had made the acute observation that it was their intended ride out of there, much to the agreed sentiment by his XO. The longer they spent down on the surface, the more time the Vanir would have to ambush them with their own ships.

At the sound of the commander saying that they were done, Mike nodded. He wasn't going to risk the lives of his team for a fight that was not looking to be won. "Alright, AR-5, let's get out of here. Time to properly bug out and off this planet." He waited, waited for his team to board the ship before he was the last one in. Rhaise had run off, ordering them to fall back (something he was more than willing to do) - it might have been selfish of him, but the Wraith had something up her sleeve and such, would leave them to it.

Seated himself, all they could do was wait for take-off.

{Warrant Officer Glenn Briggs RCAF}

Glenn nodded, as he started up dealing with getting through to Satterfield. He made sure that they were still in the clear; looked like they were but only for a couple more minutes as they loaded up. He did a head count, more for his own sanity than anyone else's as he was certain the others were making their own headcounts. "I've let Satterfield know we're en route to get back."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on November 18, 2019, 03:08:48 AM
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<LZ Reno>

Ty was more then happy to fall back.  This fire fight was going down hill fast.  And if it lasted much longer then he didn't know how many of them would make it out alive.  He kept an eye on his team as he backed toward the ship, soon stepping inside with a deep breath of relief.  He took a seat, wiping a hand over his forehead.  That had been intense and he wasn't so sure they were out of the woods yet.

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Rob nodded.  He spun on a heel to follow the rest of his team.  He let Glenn notify Alecia as he hung his weapon back up and made his way back to the cockpit.  He trusted Alecia with his life, but everyone needed back up and he was hers.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on November 18, 2019, 10:52:26 AM
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<Wraith Flagship>

"They're still alive, wonders will never cease." Todd remarked to Sin, with his usual candor. "Stryker, advise your captain that as much as we wish to stay to put an end to these Vanir, as it stands for the present, they have us outgunned and out manned as you might say. I suggest only for the time being we withdraw, count our losses and of course any advantages we may have gained, then come up with a totally different strategy."

He thought about it for several long drawn out moments, before a cunning smile split his face. "I believe you may have found something that while it won't win the war for us, it will put a very large hole in their own capabilities and-" He touched the side of his nose. "-if we borrow say two of the human nuclear weapons, that might help do some considerable damage to that floating city thing or whatever it is. We'll await further word from the Dreadnought, I'm sure they'll agree to this marvelous plan."

                                                          -0-

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<LZ Reno/401-05>

"Can't say I'm not unhappy about leaving this sewer pit Boss." Chris spat out the rear door as he found a nearby seat. Not being the troop carrier, this particular version of the 401 wasn't exactly roomy, still it was far better than out there. He cast his eyes around to all of them, laughing inwardly. They all looked much like he knew he looked himself, like crap. "All I want to do is eat a decent meal and sleep, if we're allowed to that is."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on November 19, 2019, 12:15:38 PM
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<Wraith Flagship>

"They're still alive, wonders will never cease." Todd remarked to Sin, with his usual candor. "Stryker, advise your captain that as much as we wish to stay to put an end to these Vanir, as it stands for the present, they have us outgunned and out manned as you might say. I suggest only for the time being we withdraw, count our losses and of course any advantages we may have gained, then come up with a totally different strategy."

He thought about it for several long drawn out moments, before a cunning smile split his face. "I believe you may have found something that while it won't win the war for us, it will put a very large hole in their own capabilities and-" He touched the side of his nose. "-if we borrow say two of the human nuclear weapons, that might help do some considerable damage to that floating city thing or whatever it is. We'll await further word from the Dreadnought, I'm sure they'll agree to this marvelous plan."

<Warith hive Flagship>

Sin smiled, wondering if his commander was playing with the humans.  Letting wraith aboard a ship was one thing and it was only done in dire times or if the humans wanted something important.  Allowing wraith to have nuclear weapons was something else entirely.  At least, as far as human thinking went.  In comparison, a wraith ship taking out a chunk of the Vanir fleet and their own city should be well worth housing wraith without cages until a new ship was ready.

Or maybe the humans didn't want close contact with them that much.  As Sin had overheard from humans, 'explosions are awesome'.

Still...

"Are you sure that's wise?"

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 19, 2019, 04:01:43 PM
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<410-105>

 "Briggs, Jackson, get yourself up front as quick as." Alecia piped over the radio. She had thought of some rather witty comment to make for the passengers, though under the circumstances she felt it might have been a little crass. So her usual take off spiel went out the window, replaced by a simple. "Buckle up everyone in back, we're out of here." She activated the rear door button, the hydraulic whine was heard even up front.


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 Settling in, lapping the belt around her after dropping her gear on the floor, Jordan adjusted her radio. "We all good?" She said to everyone in general, then asked the inevitable. "Satterfield, any chance we might see if McKay and Teyla can be spotted on our way?"

 With the engines whining, Alecia took a moment to look at the radar display, her eyes went wide when she saw six contacts heading her way, with only two 302's in support. "Negative Commander, we have company. We'll see what can be done when we're back on board the Dread." She didn't have to shout over the radio, she only did so because of the slight panic in her voice.

<<To Dreadnought>>

 @sorra @Shadowlord @Thaddeus @Ellen_Ripley @DanielRyder
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 19, 2019, 04:37:36 PM
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<Crashed 401>

 There were few options left to Rhiase, along the way her and the small group of Wraith she led engaged with the enemy no less than three times with each time dwindling her fighters. Wraith that were hard to replace yet she knew all the while that the sacrifices made were worth it in the end if these Vanir were finally beaten.

 By the time she sighted the human McKay and Teyla, she had but only three of her Blades left. The fighting just to get this far was that intense. "Over here." She said barely above a whisper as she stood some one hundred feet from them. "We need to get out of sight immediately."

 @Teddy
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on November 20, 2019, 05:32:00 AM
<Crashed 401>

McKay reacted instantly and breathed a sigh of relief

"Oh, thank god , I'm so glad to see you.........I thought I'd never say that, especially about a Wraith, Teyla, can you make it ok?"

He took her elbow gently and looked at Rhiase

"Are we the last, did Sheppard and Ronon make it off?"


He moved swifty over to where Rhiase stood, taking care with Teyla, he knew she was tough but he worried, it was a pretty hefty knock she took.

"I think Teyla needs medical attention as soon as we get off of here.......we can leave here.....right?"

@Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on November 20, 2019, 06:19:35 AM
Lt Jon Agathon, AR-3 XO

With the wounded onboard the 401, Jon looked around the people in the ship. Nodding at Jordan, he responsed, "Yes Ma'am. Can't wait to get back.

His gear was on the floor as well. Standing up, he moved forward in the cabin to look for a viewscreen so he could see where they were going location wise.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on November 20, 2019, 07:32:53 AM
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<401-105>

"Sounds like a good plan, scran and sleep. I'll see what i can do." Only if he could. Mike knew that things would change and either one of the two options would be thrown out of the window, if not both. It was about time to call his children and his wife.

{Warrant Officer Glenn Briggs RCAF}

Sounded like they had company, Glenn gritted his teeth. The 302s would have their six but even so, he was ready on the trigger if they needed to make for a hot exfil. "Someone bring me on to target!"

<<To Dreadnought>>
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on November 25, 2019, 04:36:23 AM
Lieutenant Ben Stryker

"Copy, Wraith Vessel. Dreadnought out." Ben sighed. Most of his campaign and mission only required him to coordinate efforts from a supporting role such as navigating. Being the XO may not be entirely different, but he was still green. Several choices before him were to either rescue their people or retreat to recuperate their loses in order to come back stronger. They were injured, but they have a rule to never leave anyone behind.

Looking unto Mesa, she was the acting CO while he was the acting XO. He wouldn't want to do anything bypass her orders. After listening to Todd's wise counsel, Ben sighed. They needed a new strategy. Getting Mesa's attention, "Major. We should gather our remaining forces and retreat. Like Todd said, a new strategy is required."

"Tucker, recall our ships. We're bugging out. And advise any stragglers that we will come back for them." The day was here that a human was listening to the counsel of a Wrath. However, not all of them were untrustworthy. He couldn't trust Todd completely, even thought Atlantis had many run ins with this particular wraith.

Ben never met Todd in person. Therefore, he cannot let his guard down especially against an unknown person. Reports may applaud the reputation of a person, but on through the eyes of someone seeing this person in action, it will determine whether that person is worth his trust or not. Turning his attention toward the tac console, he spoke to one last person, Lieutenant Junot. Welcome back. Keep our weapons at ready."

Calling up the Wraith vessel again, Ben spoke, "This is Lieutenant Stryker calling Commander Todd. We're going to retreat soon as all our ships returned to our hangar bays."

The will come when Ben Stryker will ever trust a Wraith, but that day hasn't come yet. Sure, he did visit that one ship for a mission, but that was a short run.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on November 25, 2019, 05:59:45 AM
"It seems you were rejected," Sin said, not a hint of smugness.  Retreat.  No victory, no chance to change anything.  Today both sides had lost and one refused to come near the other in recuperation.

"If I may be so bold sir, what if we could create such weapons ourselves?" Sin asked.  "We need them for numbers, but what if we did not need them for firepower?  Would they turn on us so soon?"  If anyone had the answer to that, it would be his commander.

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on November 25, 2019, 11:23:15 AM
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<401-105>

Ty rested his head against the side of the ship.  He definitely felt more at ease on the ship then he did on the ground.  "That sounds perfect.  I could use a little sleep," he grinned at Chris.  When he had been called on this mission  he hadn't expected anything like this

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Rob dropped into his seat next to Alecia.  "In a hurry?" He teased her, hoping to put her at ease enough as they got ready to pull out.  This mission had gone south quickly.  His heart went out to the missing, wishing they had more time to look.  Unfortunately their enemies were not giving them that option,  if they didn't go now, they might not go at all.

<Dreadnought>

Mesa scrubbed at her face.  Could things possibly get any worse? She looked over as Ben spoke.  Guess she spoke too soon.  She nodded her head.  "Copy that Lieutenant Stryker.  Recall the troops.  We'll see what we can come up with." Too many had been lost already.  She wasn't losing more.

She glanced over at Tucker, grateful to have him there.  Right now his presence was the only thing keeping her grounded. 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 28, 2019, 01:06:29 PM
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 <Crashed 401>

 "I'm as good as I'll ever be, I must concur with you. Never have 'I' been so pleased to see a Wraith, especially this one." A half breed who had a reputation for not being overly kind to humans in the past. Some things with time are bound to change she concluded.
 
 Rhiase ran to them the remaining distance, her Blades in lockstep with her. "I believe they left not minutes ago, or at least I told them not to wait as the risk was too high. Some of John Sheppard's group were wounded, including he himself, although I don't believe too seriously." Seriously to her was near death of course. "Come, we cannot delay here in the open, we must return underground as they have most of their forces above at this time."

 The Athosian gave McKay 'that' look. "I am fine really Rodney, merely had the breathe knocked out of me with that jump." She couldn't feel any injuries at least. "So Rhiase, do we have a plan?"

 "No. Come, we must play the game as you humans call it, mouse and cat." Turning, she led them away to a nearby opening to the underground network, it had been damaged during the bombing yet still large enough to slip through.

 "Mouse and cat?" Teyla needed an explanation on that one from Rodney. She followed the half-wraith with her Blades to the entrance.

 @Teddy
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 28, 2019, 03:44:00 PM
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<AC401-05>

 They had been cleared well before arrival, that wasn't the problem. Clone fighters were making things difficult by throwing up a wall in between the lift off and getting back to the ship, with the top turret of the other 401's they were just that little bit hampered defensively. Still loaded with missiles, and they very macho Gatling gun up front that did at least have more than a fixed firing angle, being able to swing 15 degrees either side and 25 degrees up and down. So not entirely useless in a dog fight. "Hang on!" She yelled over the on board radio, as the little ship turned to meet them head on.

 "Hobo 5 to Growler, I'm out. Three is still with you, I have something burning, good luck and we'll see ya all in the mess." 

 "Copied Hobo 5, and thanks." Now that left only one.
 "Rob, we've got 4 Fox three's on the rack, use them as best as you can." Twisting her head half way while flying a zig zag pattern. "Briggsy, the beacon is on, let that chain saw rip." Commonly known among the fleet, the 25mm six barreled Gatling gun was affectionately know by that term.

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 "Damnit!" Jordan swore when the answer came in regard to McKay and Teyla. She didn't really care what happened to the Wraith, help or no. Then the jinking around began and she knew it was on, with the back seat passengers left only to pray. "All of you." She yelled over the noise of rounds ricocheting off the 401's hull. "If we make it through this I'm buying."

 @sorra @DanielRyder @Shadowlord @Thaddeus @Ellen_Ripley @Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on November 28, 2019, 04:39:50 PM
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<Dreadnought Bridge>

 The older man whipped his head around when he heard Stryker, not that he did badly, more a poor choice of words. "Lieutenant Stryker, never let a former enemy or potential enemy know you're in retreat. More wisely say we're making a tactical withdrawal." He nodded his head to Mesa, she was doing well. "Too late now, we'll see what he has to say."

 There was no time to get slack either. "Everyone else, officers or not, start helping the engineers clean up here, remember a loose bolt on a deck can become a missile." He suited his own words by scanning the floor carefully, picking up bits of metal and other objects.

 @Robert Laurel @Veteran52 @DanielRyder @sorra
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on November 29, 2019, 03:02:25 AM
<With Rhiase>

McKay walked after Rhiase

" No no no, not back underground, we just came from there, that was a waste of time, if i knew we were gonna go back under I would have never left, annnd," he held up his finger  "I think you meant cat and mouse"

 He looked at Teyla as she had moved beside him at this time and he answered her

"Lets just say, it never ends well for the mouse"
With that he ran along with Rhiase and her blades

@Mim

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on November 29, 2019, 01:18:28 PM
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<Wraith Flagship>

"No not entirely wise, not even something we'd normally consider Sin. As you can see though we are rapidly running out of options, while the sacrifice of one very damaged ship may prove useful. You can feel her, at the current rate of regeneration it would take a month at least for our ship to be as she was once again." A long hand gestured around him, it was plain to see.

"They phrase themselves poorly don't they?" He shook his shaggy mane. "Dreadnought, there is a minor orbital moon just a small distance away from us, I would like to suggest before we leave these vermin entirely for the time being, we move there. I have a something I'd like to offer, although over the communications wouldn't be such a good idea. We'll be there if a few moments." He cut the transmission to turn to his second.

"It is something I have been working on for some time now. For us you'd think it'd be a simple thing. But since we have not dealt with raw explosive devices for thousands of years we are essentially starting from the beginning." Yes they needed them, then again the humans needed the Wraith equally as much for the time being. "One day we will do something that might anger them yet again, hopefully not. They do not have the patience of time as we do." With that he began the move of the great ship to the destination he spoke of. The others would follow him, if for nothing else to satisfy their curiosity.

<<To Moon>>
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Shadowlord on November 29, 2019, 05:44:51 PM
<AC401-05>

Of course it wasn’t as simple as just returning to the ship just yet with their enemy approaching and people still on the ground. Valentine could do little right now but huddle in and hope the rocking didn’t throw him around like a rag doll.

“I sure hope the people who built this thing knew what they were doing.” He wasn’t the biggest fan of putting his life in the hands of pilots.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on November 30, 2019, 07:59:52 PM
<AC401-05>

Ronon was sat huddled on a seat with Sheppard at his side still unconscious he heard Teyla's and Rodney's names. 

"We have to go back for them, we cant leave them there, drop me off"

He tried to stand but it was almost impossible with the ship being battered, and in his heart of hearts he knew that was impossible, but he felt that he had to try, he felt helpless.


@Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on December 02, 2019, 12:27:19 AM
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<401-105>

"Looks like you might need to postpone that nap, it's about to get real hot." Baker replied. He was just as tired, perhaps even more at his age but he needed to remain alert; the moment their defense dropped, the moment they weren't ever going to walk again. Baker had his doubts that none of the newly formed team was ready for what had just happened, that their mission was far beyond what they thought it initially was.

{Warrant Officer Glenn Briggs RCAF}

"With pleasure." Briggs grinned, listening to the whir of the gattling gun as it gained speed before he started firing upon the designated targets. The more effective his fire was, the less effective the enemy would be.

At least that was the main plan. Briggs knew that he couldn't afford to overheat the gun in a fight like this one but he also knew the crew depended on his ability to lock on and shoot. "I better have my own. Round of. Drinks. Commander!" He managed to grit out as he turned the gun to the left, then to the right.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on December 02, 2019, 03:53:40 AM
<<Dreadnought bridge>>

Juliette quickly got a working party together to scour the bridge. The chief was right, any small bits could become lethal missiles at combat accelerations. Given the current state of the ship, she hoped that they wouldn't be seeing any action soon.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on December 02, 2019, 03:54:24 AM
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<401-105>

Ty blew out a breath.  That nap was certainly going to have to be put on hold.  This mission had definitely taken a bad turn that he was pretty sure none of them expected.  He did flash Jordan a grin as he gripped his seat.  "You're on." They would all need a drink after this.

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Rob gripped the controls.   This was one dog fight he wished was over.  He did catch some of the words from the back.  "This baby will hold together.  No worries," he shouted back to Valentine.  At least he hoped he was right.

He glanced at Alecia.  "Things are certainly going south fast," he said. 

<Dreadnought Bridge>

Mesa wiped a hand over her brow.  She glanced over at Tucker as he gave orders to pick up any debris they saw.  Smart man.  The last thing they needed was anyone else getting injured.  There had been enough of that already.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on December 04, 2019, 05:08:26 PM
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<Med Bay to Bridge>

 After some 30 minutes or so, Lily the least injured of the three had been released fit to return. The proviso of course being that she watch for any further signs such as headaches, dizziness or vision impairment. Then there was the fact that Tucker missed nothing.

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 "Captain on deck." He straightened up, arms stiffly by his side. "I hope you're well and fit ma'am?" He inquired. TJ gave Mesa a gentle nudge with his elbow.

 "Where are we at Mister Tucker and affirmative." She told him.

 Clearing his throat, while it was within the purview of any one of the officers present to give the status, as now COB of the Victory, it was equally within his realm. "Not good Captain, that fairly well sums it up. The ground teams are returning, some wounded and we have lost further aircraft and crews. Both the El'Dari and Wraith Commanders are recommending a withdrawal for the time being. We've not yet replied to Todd ma'am, but he is asking we move to the dark side of the moon temporarily. I think he has something up his sleeve so to speak."

 Lily folded her arms, thinking deeply for a moment. "Are all our birds in?"

 He checked the status board. "Last one is arriving now Captain."

 "Satterfield?" She was as always thrifty with words.

 Tucker nodded a yes.

 "Very well then. As soon as she and her crew, along with the last of the ground teams are here, we'll acquiesce to Mister Todd's request. In the meantime Major McCaffry, make the reply that we will meet him at the designated sector. I can only assume Sunniva will be there as well." Now with her hands behind her back she felt more in place. "The rest of you carry on. As I can see you're doing a deck sweep, good thinking. When everything is secured return to your stations, I have a feeling we'll be heading back to Atlantis soon."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on December 05, 2019, 03:42:12 AM
Lieutenant Jon Agathon

Stuck at the backseat of the AC 401, Jon grumbled silently. He ached to get out and stretch his legs. Hearing the voice of his commander, he acknowledged her, "Got it!"

He wondered what Jordan was going to buy him because he was starving.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on December 05, 2019, 05:01:27 PM
<With Rhiase>

McKay walked after Rhiase

" No no no, not back underground, we just came from there, that was a waste of time, if i knew we were gonna go back under I would have never left, annnd," he held up his finger  "I think you meant cat and mouse"

 He looked at Teyla as she had moved beside him at this time and he answered her

"Lets just say, it never ends well for the mouse"
With that he ran along with Rhiase and her blades

@Mim

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 <Underneath>

 "Yes that was it."Teyla remarked casually as she slipped in between the rubble to follow the half Wrath down back where they were not so long ago. "It can't be helped Rodney, I myself saw a virtually swarm of those clones headed to our location just a few moments ago. They have eyes everywhere and even if they weren't looking for us alive they may want to look over the ship." Then she remembered the self destruct, had it gone off yet? She didn't think so, a deep rumbling explosion from not far away soon gave her the answer.

 "I see, yes the cat is the predator Doctor McKay. But did you know there are several mouse like species in this Galaxy that would give most felines pause. It is strange don't you think that the Ancients so long ago brought with them their domestic animals with them. Cats are bountiful, many species having returned to their natural state." Rhiase led them on, down further, past some of the dead of who were a few of her brethren. "Do you think at least while we await inevitable rescue we could put a large hole in their cloning operations?"

 "Cattle, pigs, horses. We do have much the same as back on Earth." Teyla mused. Then that question, now that might be something useful. "Rodney?"

 @Teddy
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on December 06, 2019, 02:38:49 AM
<Dark Side of Moon>

Sin watched as the Tau'ri fleet moved to join them in retreat. He was surprised, but only mildly.  He wondered if this was his commander's advice, or if the humans merely wish to keep an eye on their 'allies'. Were they here to aid or to scold or just to watch?  Or were they in agreement, something he'd never thought possible? Tau'ri retreating form a fight--he never thought they'd back down in battle for any reason other than being dead--and he'd heard rumors that hadn't stopped some of them.

"I do not think they would share the same thoughts about building our own weapons similar to theirs.  Perhaps we should not tell them of the idea"

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on December 06, 2019, 08:02:24 AM
<undergound>


"I actually have a cat, back home, miss her, but.........He paused and sighed ....of course I could just  overload something, wouldn't be hard to do, just need to get to a terminal"
He caught sight of one in a room they passed and stopped dead, them rushed into the room hooking his computer up to the terminal and tapped away on the tablet

"Ok, I'm innnn and viola, yes, we have exactly twenty minutes to get clear of the blast, I suggest we run, fast, the cloning facility is that wayHe pointed in front of him...... and i suggest we run that way"He pointed over his shoulder
"So, lets get going shall we, chop chop"?



@Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on December 06, 2019, 03:07:40 PM
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<401-05>

The shaking of the little fat ship soon saw him sit up smartly, LFT's they called them back on the Alpha site, the 401, 'little fat things' with a big sting. Hearing the pinging off the hull didn't settle his stomach either. For all Chris could do was hang on for dear life and pray. He was a soldier, where he saw his enemy through the lens of his scope 99% of the time. He wasn't an airman. "Bejesus, they ain't half muckin about are they Boss?" His teeth were chattering, not from fear but from the constant vibration as the pilot jinked left and right, obviously saving all their lives. "A case, I'll buy a case of grog as soon as we're on Terra Firma!"



 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Shadowlord on December 08, 2019, 09:51:00 PM
<401-05>

“Can we please bring up combustible liquid later!” He yelled out hoping these things were really made to last as Robert suggested to them.

Sometimes he wished he could just beam back to the ship but he didn’t particularly enjoy the sensation that it had on him either. All he could do is scrounge for ammo in case the transport was shot down and they survived only to have to fight again, of course if they were really going to attempt another rescue he’d have to probably count on his pistol alone.

“Anyone have any spare bullets?!” He called out as the ship almost sent him flying.

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Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on December 09, 2019, 01:54:17 AM
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<401-05>

Ty closed his eyes, loving being back in the air.  Yes, the ship was shaking, but he always felt at home on a ship.  "She'll hold together," he assured the rest of his team, glancing at Chris.  "You gonna be okay, bud?" He knew flying wasn't for everyone.  And then Jon mentioned not talking about liquid anymore,  yeah they needed to land soon.

<Dreadnought Bridge>

Mesa hadn't noticed Lilly return until Tucker elbowed her gently.  She sat at attention, me at feeling more relieved to see someone.   "Ma'am good to have you back."

She listened as Tucker filled Lilly in on everything that had happened.  It wasn't good.  That was forsure.  She nodded.   "On it." Mesa spun back to the control console, grabbing up the radio.  "Sin, this is Major McCaffrey of the Dreadnought.  Our ships are just finishing boarding.  Then we will meet you on the Dark Side of the Moon."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on December 11, 2019, 06:13:46 AM
Sin chuckled.  A human had not only recognized him as an ally in this war but had even remembered his name.  They weren't relying purely on Guide--Todd--to send the most appropriate subordinate to meet with them.  whether the human had any clue of this or not, it didn't matter. 

His commander would be there anyway, at least long enough to assure the safety and similar intentions and strategies between the Tau'ri and wraith forces.

Sin doubted this would be an instance of understanding as he had hoped would be achieved in the future.  Yet, he was sure the comparison to monsters or demons would be put aside for a while.

Still, there were plans he intended to keep between himself nd his commander, and possibly his queen.

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on December 11, 2019, 12:43:40 PM


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 <Underground>

 With her last remaining Blades, Rhiase kept them going downwards where strangely it took on an eerie silence save for the footfalls of their boots. "It might surprise you or even shock you Rodney McKay, but there are some Wraith in smaller isolated groups, many without hives who live quite a normal human like life, some in fact even have pets such as cats." They sadly never survived long, ending up being hunted by other Wraith for not being a part of the 'gang' so to speak. She herself fondly remembered her childhood before Bone White found her and the puppy who followed her everywhere.

 "That indeed sounds strange to my ears." Teyla added matching footstep for footstep. Hoping of course Rodney could keep up. Perhaps the rumbling she heard wasn't the self destruct after all. "We should be clear on the next level and yes, running we are." A quick walk for the Wraith was a run for mere mortals.

 The stopover at the terminal didn't take up unnecessary time, it proved fruitful. "I suggest before we eliminate the cloning facility, as you can appreciate we'll be hunted after that. We try to find a store of their weapons, if possible some of their explosive devices much like your anti-personnel mines." She herself had lost some of her Blades to those.

 "I like your thinking." Teyla said, finding that agreeing with the Wraith was becoming a habit, she hoped not a permanent one.

 @Teddy
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on December 11, 2019, 02:10:16 PM
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<AC401-05>

 The engines wound down after Alecia followed the deck handlers to her docking position. From the window all around them it didn't look like there were very many aircraft not being worked on. Sparks from grinders and acetylene cutters were all around them, men and women shouting from one to the other. It was mayhem, organised mayhem. The helmet came off as she stood, beneath the flight suit sweat dripped down her back and around her tummy, she was uncomfortable yet happy in the knowledge they didn't lose anyone. "Good job everyone." She said. "We did well and Briggsy, if you're looking for a permanent gunners seat, the Liberty will need one when she's repaired."

 She clapped Rob on the shoulder. "You did exceptionally well Rob, and I'm going to be writing a report, on both of you in fact. My problem is that when Radovic sees it she's going to be thinking its time for you to captain your own bird and while I'll be happy to hear that, I won't be happy to lose you. Although you will have a choice." Easing between the seats she made her way back to the stairs into the rear compartment. "Let's go see what damage has been done to 05 eh?"

 When Jordan saw Satterfield, she unbuckled her belt going straight up to her. Patting Valentine, Jon and the Chief on the shoulder each in turn. "Bullets no, we'll get our share of those I imagine after we've rested and after whatever else happens from this point on. Get yourselves ready to disembark, I don't think other than myself you three will be needed for a debrief." Then she headed to Alecia.

 "Major on behalf of all of us, I want to thank you for saving our skins back there." That was all she could say.

 "Doing my job commander, I think you should now focus on getting the wounded out." Pressing a pad nearby, she opened the rear door and side door to let in the not so fresh air of the Dreadnought.

 "Better than most Major." Jordan turned about. "Right then people, look lively we have some injured buddies to take care of. Mister Baker, we're not quite done yet. Ronon, you still okay to do some lifting?"

 @Thaddeus @sorra @DanielRyder @Veteran52 @Teddy @Ellen_Ripley @Shadowlord
 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on December 12, 2019, 04:04:02 PM
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<Wraith Flagship~Dark Side of the Moon>

Using his mind rather than the mouth, Todd made what might amounted to a joke to his counterpart. ~I've heard humans say that back on their homeworld it is at times hard to tell one another apart with some of their races. Do you think perhaps the same applies to us with our ever so distinctive voices?~ A deep rumble of a chuckle escaped from his throat.

He answered the Dreadnought. "Major McCaffrey, we shall await you. I must impress that speed is of the essence, they still have a considerable force on the way."

@Sio83 

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<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

It took a while, eventually Chris got his act together to do the courteous thing by replying to Ty. "Yeah mate, I'll be fine. I have some vivid memories of flying in a rush out of a combat zone." One chopper in the 'Stan he was 'supposed' to be on, took an RPG round seconds after it took off right in front of him. Suffice to say he and his teammates didn't catch the next flight, rather they 'borrowed' and old Bedford truck from a local to drive the fifty miles to their base. All this talk of food and booze was making him homesick, he couldn't deny that.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Alfa27escaped on December 13, 2019, 07:31:07 AM
After Captain Forster the chief Nurse released Stella for duty, notifying her that she had a mild stomach infection (which was quickly cured with a bowel cleanser) she was on her way to the mess deck when she overheard that the 05 was back. she quickly made her way down there she waited until the bird, looking very worse for wear now, with some battle damage; came to a halt and the door opened.

Heading straight to Alecia, seeing her come down the stairs first, Stella gave her a snappy salute, “Major, good to see you back.”

She needed to explain of course and she was sure that Satterfield was going to ask so she spoke before she could ask, "Sorry for getting sick ma'am I got too scared and so my stomach knotted itself"


She didn't realize that she was still holding the M5 she took from the ship. She seems to be better but she was still feeling it. She giggled embarrassed by what happened on the battle, "But Don't worry Major I have a small affection to take care of"

@Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on December 13, 2019, 10:00:01 PM
<Underground>

"Well lets move faster shall we, I for one would hate to be caught, especially as it gets closer and closer to us being buried alive down here, and I do not want to go thro that again"

He said glancing at them all and pointing forward

"Wait, what, you had pets?, seems difficult to believe, do you have any pictures?  Anyway when that explosion goes off it will take the entire place with it, but you are right, distraction needed, lets hope they run to it so we can get away"

He remembered when Daniel Jackson had said,   strangely enough in an Ancient complex that the Vanir had taken over,  that 'Why would anyone run 'towards' an explosion?'

"Better find something and fast, we are on a timer here folks"


@Mim

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on December 13, 2019, 10:08:05 PM
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Ronon stood up but not fully, he was aware that he would have smacked his head on the beams, that would smart a little, he looked at the Commander

"Yea, always, have you heard anything from Teyla and McKay?  Cause I can go back down there with a team and get em"


@Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on December 14, 2019, 12:50:13 AM
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<401-05>

{Warrant Officer Glenn Briggs RCAF}

Briggs had nodded, sweat dripping from his forehead as they finally came in for the descent and docking procedure. His hands were red and shaking not only from the grip on his end but from the juttering the ship had done during the entire flight back to the Dread. He was grateful, wiping his brow with his forearm. "Much appreciated, might just take up your offer in the near future when she's back up and running. It's been a pleasure flying with you all." Despite the ordeal that they had just suffered through, Briggs was still in a fairly contained and jovial mood - at least enough to throw a small joke around.

Both Glenn and Mike had stood up, stretching their legs; though Baker normally would take the living mick out of the RAF (even if Briggs was RCAF), they had finally lived up to their name. Only if he could convince them to arrive on time. The Warrant Officer was busy looking around for his team, whether any of them had needed to follow the injured to sick bay just to make sure they were 100% operational should they end up getting sent back out there.

Sod it.

They were all going. "Right, AR-5, we need to get the injured to sick bay. Whilst we are there, we're all going to get ourselves checked over. I don't like the docs as much as some, but I need everyone on the team to be 100%." Baker moved over to the injured, helping the ones who could just about stand, roping a hand across his shoulder and began to disembark onto the Dreadnought.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on December 16, 2019, 07:43:34 AM
<AC401-05>

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Rob blew out a breath he hadn't realized He'd been holding til they landed.  He grinned at Alecia as they unbuckled and made their way to the back.  He blinked his sapphire blue eyes, shocked by her words.  "My own bird?"  He hadn't considered that at all.  He enjoyed being Alecia's co pilot.  They worked well together.

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Ty wasn't so sure Chris was okay.  He looked a bit pale.  "Yeah, these things can get the better of us," he said, patting the haul of the ship.    He pushed to his feet when they landed, stretching a bit.  Oh, so they weren't done yet.  Yikes.  He nodded though.  "Sir.  Headed there now." He felt fine,  a bit banged up but that was nothing new.  Ty moved to help the others who were injured.

<Dreadnought Bridge >

Mesa scrubbed at her eyes.   Perfect.  There were more.  "We're headed your way now.  We just got our last bird on board "  she turned to Lilly and Tucker.  "The Wraith believe there is a larger force coming,.  They recommend we move quickly and get out of here."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on December 17, 2019, 04:47:18 PM
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<Central Hangar deck>

 Time was still an issue, while there might have been or will be an opportunity for some down time, as one of the senior air wing officers Alecia was going to be required upstairs in a very short time. "Thank you Lieutenant. You missed a fun show I will say." then she was puzzled by the girl's choice of words. "Wait a minute. Your stomach was in a knot because you have an affection? Kid, you really have to forget about romance when we're facing combat. If I was in a bad mood you'd be on report; just be thankful this mission turned out well enough."

 ((OOC I will catch up on everything else in the morning))
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on December 18, 2019, 04:21:48 AM
Lieutenant Ben Stryker, Dread. Navigator

Dreadnought bridge

Soon as he was dismisseed to return to his previous posting, Ben approached the navigational console. Observig the map, he coordinated where the Dreadnaught should retreat to. Behind the dark side of the moon. At least for a bit. After directing the pilot to start moving the ship, he spoke, Colonel Radovic. Major McCaffery. I have calculated our route toward the coordinates Commander Todd stated. We should be on our way there to the dark side of the moon on your command."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on December 18, 2019, 03:50:22 PM

<Underground>

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 "We have three minutes." Her eyes glanced at the watch on her wrist every now and then as they followed Rhiase deeper into the complex turning this way and that as they went. "Is this the most direct route to the cloning facility?" She asked the woman in front.

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 "No it isn't. It's the safest. And no I don't Doctor McKay, that was over 450 years ago." A short answer before she suddenly turned one last corner into an empty space. "Behind the wall, block your ears." She did as she told them to do, flattening herself against the near wall, holding her hands over her ears. Her two remaining Blades looked at one another then did the same.

 Another glance as Teyla followed suit. "One minute Rodney!" The self destruct was going to make a light show. They were three levels down and about 500 meters east. That should be enough protection for them.

 @Teddy

 <Underground>
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on December 19, 2019, 02:26:46 PM
<Underground>

Rodney went round a corner and held his hands over his ears

"When it clears we make a run for the facility and overload that so........"

There was an immense boom, it shook the room, dust and bits of the floor cracked and they rocked on their heels

"I think we should move now, before the other goes off, now"

He pointed to the doorway that was still dropping dust

"Lets move if folks, places to be, like not here"

He said looking around and the last three words were in a lower tone

You know, i cannot imagine a Wraith with a pet cat, i thought you just used humans as your pets,your worshippers, learn something new every day, ummm"

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Alfa27escaped on December 20, 2019, 01:29:48 PM
Stella nodded, "Sorry ma'am I really thought it was my appendix, I've had a scare with it before. Thankfully Captain Forster said it wasn't anything more than a slight infection."
Grinning she had an idea why, "I really have to stay away from the galley's curries don't I?" Which was totally weird, being all British she was overly fond of curry in any flavor or concoction.

She rubbed the back of her head as she spoke, "I will make sure this won't happen again, Major"

She stood there waiting to be dismissed so she can head back to her quarters and sit there until the time needed. She sighed as she thinks, 'War is never a place to mess around I need to focus on the next mission if there is any and I should have said flipped itself inside out'
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on January 06, 2020, 10:49:30 AM
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<Wraith Flagship~Dark Side of the Moon>

Todd waited as long as he thought appropriate, until that moment he saw the human ship arrive on station. He didn't wait another moment then as he launched what he felt the right response. "I dare not disclose what my thoughts are on this open channel Major, may I have your permission for myself and my second in command to come over to your ship?" A risk, but not a great one given the current circumstances.

@Sio83  @sorra

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<Dreadnought Hangar Bay>

Commands were given, Chris did his part with the help of others in getting the wounded off the 401 with those being cared for as they handed over to the medics. When his CO told them to check themselves in if necessary, he gave himself the once over to find a few minor scratches with the accompanying torn clothing and a wrist from his fall he thought might have given him some grief yet it was working fine with only a slight lingering ache. But as the man said, they needed to be 100% in preparation for whatever came next; he wasn't going to argue the point. "You got it boss, off to the merrydom of the medics idea of fun." Which entailed most often dropping your pants and having some great horse needle stuck in your backside for no other reason than because.

@Veteran52 @Shadowlord @Mim @sorra @Thaddeus @DanielRyder
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on January 07, 2020, 08:08:46 AM
<Wraith Hive Flagship>

Sin oculdn't help but raise an eyebrow at Guide's words.  It did indeed sound extremely dangerous--boarding the Tau'ri ship, even with permission.  They may be wraith, but htere would be only the two of them.

Plus, the technology to create devastating weapons similar to the ones they use from their home planet bieng within reach was not something Sin wanted to let slip until the time was right. If it ever was.

Still, Guide had negotiated with humans and survived.  Albeit, only once or twice had negotiations not ended in disaster. At the very least, guide knew much more about interacting with humans and surving in the end.  Especially these humans.

Sin wasn't going to question his comander. He'd only question the humans.

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on January 08, 2020, 05:55:07 AM
<Dreadnought Bridge >

Mesa nodded as Ben spoke.  "Thank you.  Let's get out of here." This fight was lost for the moment.  No sense in adding more death to it.  She was surprised though as Todd spoke again.   She glanced at Lilly, hoping she wasn't overstepping.  She was still leery of the Wraith, but they had helped.  Once more was worth a try.

Mesa took a deep breath, stepping up behind Ben to reach the radio.  "Permission granted, Commander.  We'll be waiting your arrival."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 08, 2020, 11:35:19 AM
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<Bridge>
 
 Leaving Mesa in charge while Lily gathered her thoughts proved a boon. The younger woman was more than capable, a fact not lost on the Colonel in this regard. For she knew that the SGC was looking for able commanders for some of the upcoming smaller ships that would be soon added to the fleet. "The rest of you get back to your stations. Mister Tucker, you and I will meet with Todd in the Ward Room, Major, you have the con. Be prepared for immediate withdrawal once I've dealt with the Wraith. We'll keep the rest of the Fleet updated as we go." What else had to be done?

 Lily turned her head sideways. "Lieutenants Leiovna and Junot I want you both to conduct the debrief from the ground teams. Lieutenant Stryker you will be XO to Major McCaffry until I return. That is all." She rotated on her heel, moving swiftly towards the elevators.
 
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 "Aye ma'am." Tucker left his position, giving Mesa a warm squeeze on the shoulder as he moved. Whispering down low as he dipped his head slightly. "Go you. Mesa you're doing great, keep it up and for God's sake smile girl, you're on top of the world now." Squeezing a little firmer he let go to follow the skipper to the Ward room.

 @Veteran52 @sorra @Robert Laurel @DanielRyder
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 08, 2020, 03:46:54 PM
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<Dreadnaught Hanger Bay>

 Shaking her head slowly with deep sympathy, Jordan placed a firm hand on Ronon's forearm. "Not that I know of big man, though I wish we did know more. As of now they'll be listed as MIA and we will have something in place to find them with the shortest possible time." This was hard, she had been through similar both back at home on Earth and during several instances on the Alpha site, the disappearance and subsequent recovery of Flynn Hart being at the top of the list. "We will find them, I'll give you my word on that." And that word was going to mean a lot in the next little while. With Sheppard out for the count, that situation made her effectively military commander for the Atlantis expedition; a lot was going to ride on her decisions very soon.

 "The rest of you follow Mister Baker's team lead. Get yourselves cleaned up, have any wounds or scratches attended to, no matter how trivial you think they are. The last thing we need is an infection." She had to look at her own shoulder, that was going to need attention. "And yes I will check myself in before seeing the ship's commander. Dismissed."
 
 @Teddy @Veteran52 @DanielRyder @Shadowlord
 
(TBC)

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on January 08, 2020, 07:03:35 PM
<Dreadnaught Hanger Bay>

Ronon
Ronon didn't know the woman, but she gave off a vibe he liked, strong and a woman of her word

"Thanks, knowing McKay it would be a good idea to watch out for explosions, if you get a team together i want to be on it, ok?"

He looked her straight in the eyes, it wasn't a threat, it was a request.


@Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on January 09, 2020, 06:41:17 AM
<Bridge>
With everything that had happened recently,Lt. Leiovna had to take in a deep breath before she acknowledged that last order.."Yes Ma'am, Lt. Junot and I will conduct the ground teams debrief Ivanna thought quickly to herself,this would be interesting,she had never conducted or even assisted in any form of debrief before. She hoped Lt. Junot had experience in such matters!
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on January 09, 2020, 06:55:24 AM
<Dreadnaught Hangar bay>
CPO Morgan picked up his gear and started to follow the rest to the Med Bay.As he walked he tried to do a cursory scan of any possible would sites. But,with the exceptions of some small tears,he didnt seem to notice any kind of Blood stains nor did he feel any real pains. But, she said go and go it was. He just wanted to get cleaned up,like the others probably wanted,then get some chow and some rack time"Anyone know whats for chow??He didnt really expect an answer.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Shadowlord on January 09, 2020, 11:15:23 AM
<Dreadnaught Hangar Bay>

John felt somewhat relieved being back aboard the ship. It was still a hunk of metal floating through space, but at least it was an advanced hunk of metal with a shield having been made by what was essentially the most Roswell esque race someone could think of.

He gave a quick salute agreeing to the infirmary. Luckily the Vanir base had seemed pretty sterile, at least compared to other races like the Wraith with all those Oogly bits everywhere. Advantages of originally begin a scientific race he supposed.

“I could go for a pizza or a large hamburger.” John replied to Morgan following after him.


“With meat and cheese and lots of BBQ sauce.” He said smiling at the thought of it in his head.


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Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on January 10, 2020, 06:40:36 AM
<Dreadnaught Hangar Bay>
Cooper smiled at the thought of  pizza!"Absolutely,Ive always liked a good,old-fashioned 'garbage pizza'..mmm,everything piled on,with extra cheese,but no 'little fish',I hate anchovies!"Cooper said with a laugh! "Now, if this ship only had a 'replicator', we'd be in great shape,lol"!
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 11, 2020, 10:33:04 AM
<Underground>

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 As the deep rumbling shook the very ground upon which they stood, Rhiase calmly flattened herself against a wall, looking for all the world as if she was saying, 'been there done that' waiting for it just to be over. Soon the dust settled to just a fine powder raining down on them, she was on the move again. "Celiste weighed near 120 lbs by your scale Doctor McKay when she was fully grown. Eventually her primal instincts kicked in and she went in search of a mate by the time she was 10. Our native cats on my homeworld are quite long lived." Glancing by another turn, she saw a troop of clones rushing to the surface via another exit. "You were right by the way."

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 Teyla offered Rodney a hand up, looking up at the half Wraith as she did so. "Which way?" Right now all she wanted to do was to go home and soak in a hot tub for a week.

 Looking left and right, waiting for the soldiers to disappear she finally said "Right." Leading by example Rhiase found a vertical ladder nearby, she virtually slid down that, all thirty foot of it. At last they were on the main cloning lab level. She could see the glassed holding bays from where she stood and the enormous mainframe that controlled it all. She waited for Teyla and Rodney to catch up with her.

 @Teddy
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on January 11, 2020, 09:38:46 PM
<Underground>


Mckay followed down the ladder, he was not as elegant as Rhiase but he made it down with a thud, he looked around and straightened out his jacket and coughed

"That wasn't so bad"

He took a look around the room and walked over to the mainframe and found a hook up to his tablet, he tapped a few keys and looked over at the machine.

"That should about have it...just....a few..more....that's it, how long would you like this to be before it detonates?"

He looked over at Rhiase

@Mim

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 13, 2020, 11:11:22 AM
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  <Central Hangar Deck>

 By the time all was done, Alecia had moved her crew to near the ready room. For her was the debriefing, for her crew some down time; not too much of it though. "Rule of thumb Lieutenant, before any heavy mission, its something like swimming, eat light, extremely light. Being hungry makes you focus." She opened the door to the crew room. "Okay, you three get cleaned up, grab some chow if you need it and fill in your reports. Don't forget, compare notes and since the Lieutenant here didn't make it, you can both fill her in. Rob, Briggsy, once you've done that take Stella over to the Liberty, check with the crew chief and see the repairs are done. I have no idea what the skipper has in mind, but I can guarantee we'll be on forward patrol before we bug out." With that she left them to their own devices then headed for the bridge.

 @sorra @Alfa27escaped @Thaddeus

 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on January 13, 2020, 03:08:47 PM
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<Hive Flagship to Dreadnought>

"Now we will see the mettle they are made of Sin." Todd growled low, leading his second in command down to the shuttle bay. He had another more junior officer take command for the duration of their absence. "Acknowledged Dreadnought, we're on our way."

A short while later, after receiving docking instructions, the Wraith shuttle landed in the port side bay. Four burly marines escorted them both to the Wardroom and though this was Todd's third visit to this ship, he was still fascinated by the level of technology the humans had achieved.

"Wait here." They were ordered as two remained outside while two took them inside. The large polished oval table was flashy in his mind, but it was something he to would most likely show off if he was to impress say a Queen he needed to manipulate. While they were left more or less alone, Todd stood by a large photo on the wall of San Francisco bay; where Atlantis hid for almost a year and he in captivity. ~Six billion Sin, think of that. Six billion human beings reside there.~ He sent telepathically. Well not exactly there but he knew Sin would understand.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on January 13, 2020, 04:12:25 PM
Juliette acknowledged the order and went to one of the conference rooms. Checking the time she snagged one of the stewards and ordered a breakfast buffet and hot coffee and tea to be brought to the room. Then she set up recording devices to record everything said in the room for later review. She would tell them to just talk. It was a debriefing technique the Royal Air Fiorce used in WWII. The only thing missing was the rum.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on January 14, 2020, 10:29:22 AM
<Dreadnaught Wardroom>

Sin didn't catch the meaning Guide wanted to tell him.  Six billion humans.  How many were armed to the teeth? How many nuclear weapons did they have?  Explosives?  Stargates?  He doubted any were as friendly as the Tau'ri he'd encountered and assumed they were about as easy to feed on.

~It's a rather hideous and primitive bridge if you ask me.~

@Ellen_Ripley

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 14, 2020, 04:55:33 PM
  <Underground>

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 "The question is....are you sure you're alright?" Teyla interrupted what she was saying, poor Rodney was starting to look a little beat up. "As I was saying Rodney, the question is how big an explosion is it going to be?"

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 While he was doing his thing Rhiase stood guard with her last remaining impassive Blade, he stood rock still by the outer wall, no one would even notice him. She looked inside when McKay asked the question, she had heard Teyla's own question. "Regardless, any size explosion down here will cause concussion, we'll need to take a chance back up top I'm afraid. Set it for ten minutes." A big chance, but she had an idea which way to go and that might aid in getting in contact with the fleet as well.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on January 14, 2020, 09:57:58 PM
<Underground>

McKay looked at Teyla and said, waving his hand at her

"Yes yes, I'm fine, be  much better when we get out of here"

He glanced at Rhiase

"Ten minutes it is, the blast will probably take down this whole section, so i suggest, ...strongly, that we run very fast"

@Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on January 15, 2020, 04:31:55 AM
<Bridge>

Mesa blew out a soft breath.  So the Wraith were coming over.  Telling friends and enemies apart certainly wasn't easy,  Lily hadn't disagreed so she felt better about her choice.  She ,looked up as Tucker squeezed her shoulder, nearly getting lost in his hypnotizing eyes.   Dang it.  Get it together, girl.  She wasn't 13 anymore.  She did flash him a smile.  "Better?" She teased softly before he walked away.

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<Central Hangar Deck>

Rob hid a yawn behind his hand.  His adrenaline was crashing now.  He nodded as he listened to Alecia.  "Of course.  Food sounds great right now.  And We'll keep an eye on Liberty."  He looked over at Stella.  "Ready to be filled in on everything?" He asked her with an easy smile, his blue eyes dancing.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 15, 2020, 07:45:43 AM
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<Dreadnought Wardroom>

 The guards at the door snapped to attention as Lily approached, she merely nodded to them with her usual curt manner. Not that she had any disregard for the lower ranks, it was simply business; some of her best friends in the service off duty were NCO's. Tucker followed closely at the appropriate two paces behind.

 "You're quick Commander Todd, I'll grant you that." She dipped her head in a form of greeting to both Wraith, not entirely sure of the other's name. "Please be seated, I'm sure we have a lot to discuss. The first thing I need to inform you of is that your Commander Rhiase, along with Teyla Emmagan and Doctor McKay are listed as missing on the surface. Our last contact with them was just prior to Colonel Sheppard's evacuation. I believe they are alive as we detected a 401 self destruct some minutes ago and that does need to be activated by a human code." It was a worry and one she was determined to fix. The how of the matter was the sticking point. 
 
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 Tucker moved to the side of the Skipper, pulling out a chair for her. "We detected at least five companies moving up to our last surface landing zone sir. That is around a 1,000 clones, a full battalion. How they moved so many so quickly is a puzzle, but our intel points to that surface area being just the tip of an iceburg with the larger picture being below."

 Accepting the offered chair, Lily sat slowly, she was still slightly off from the earlier concussion.

 @Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 15, 2020, 08:10:59 AM
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<Hangar bay to #2 conference room>

 The two women met in the elevator with both of them first heading to the bridge, then being redirected to one of the conference rooms. At the door they stopped for a moment with Jordan explaining. "We've left Baker behind. Christ my head is all over the place right now."

 Alecia placed a calloused hand on the other woman's shoulder. "We're all in the same boat figuratively Commander. Take a deep breath." She then pipped her radio. "Warrant Officer Baker, this is Major Satterfield. Please make your way to the Number two conference room, aft bridge level." She let her hand drop. "That should do it...shall we?" Her right hand pointed within the room where she saw two officers she didn't recognize, other than they were both Lieutenants.

 "Thanks." Jordan said gratefully, following Alecia into the room. "Commander Jordan O'Neil, CO of AR-3."  She introduced herself.

 "Major Aleica Satterfield. Commander of the 52nd Attack Squadron."

 @Thaddeus @DanielRyder @Robert Laurel
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Draco-Stellaris on January 16, 2020, 03:52:13 AM
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<Kenny's Ship>

Bonewhite had impatiently paced the bridge of his ship for hours. Just waiting and not being able to intervene was not sitting well with him. Guide's wish had been that he stayed out of sight for the time being – another one of his notorious side-plans and last-minute surprises that he was so famous for.

The last signals they'd picked up from the flagship weren't reassuring and yet another time he turned to the sensor readings; looking over the shoulder of a cleverman who was becoming more nervous every time he did that. Nothing, still nothing. He bared his teeth in silent disapproval. No news from Guide… and still no news from Rhiase. This worried him even more though he'd never admit it.

Clicking his claws absent-mindedly on the nearest console, he reached a decision. He'd been a friend of Guide for centuries and Rhiase was close to him, so he might be able to pick up their telepathic presences if he got close enough.

Haze, he adressed the blade who manned the flight controls. Get us to these coordinates. He entered the data which would bring them close enough to be within reach but not so close to alarm the Vanir of their presence. Haze was well aware of Guide's orders so he hesitated but one look into Bonewhite's face told him that "No" wasn't an option. 

- oOo -

The hiveship dropped out of hyperspace and by Bonewhite's orders was steered into the orbit of a nearby planet.

Bonewhite went into his quarters; he needed quiet, shut down all distractions and get into a calm state of mind. When he felt that he was focused, he sent out his thoughts.

~Guide… Rhiase… Standing by, do you need assistance?~

@Mim @Ellen_Ripley

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Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on January 16, 2020, 12:27:07 PM
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<Dreadnought Wardroom>

~It has that typical human mindset for the industrial appearance with little thought to art and form.~ That was his own assessment on many human endeavours. ~And their passion for making a statement. Still I suppose given its apparent age according to Sheppard it is-~ He was interrupted by the ship's Captain and one of her lackeys. Todd turned from the photograph, encouraging Sin to do the same.

"Ah Captain Radovic, you know my second, Sin." He rubbed his chin for an over long moment as he absorbed the information she had given them. "Well this does change things, my purpose of being here was to submit an immediate plan to give our common enemy some pause, while at the same time giving us some room to breathe so to speak." Those feline like eyes caught Sin's attention. ~The loss of their precious Doctor McKay doesn't disturb me. The loss of Rhiase would put our plans for reinvention of our race back several hundred years, as much as I have wanted to strangle her a thousand times~

Should he reveal all, he might as well. "My intention Captain and thank you for the ground situation update Tucker." Yes he knew the name, he rarely forgot minor details like that. "Was that since my flagship has suffered such extensive damage, regeneration will take ages, a time we cannot afford. I was willing to sacrifice the ship by sending it to that city ship armed with some of your nuclear devices. Having some of our people still down there makes this plan difficult to say the least."

As he was speaking, the one friend he could count on, as Wraith count such trivial human associations. ~I will shortly my dear friend. Although I feel the child may need more of your aid than I. I've just learned she is still on the surface of the Vanir world somewhere with Teyla Emmagan and McKay. We may need something unusual to recover them, if my other plan is to come to fruition.~

@Sio83 @Mim @Draco-Stellaris
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 16, 2020, 04:47:38 PM
  <Underground>

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 Rhiase communicated to her Blade to lead the way, she told him to head north, then east to bring them as far away from the earlier landing zone as possible and the impact zone of the now non existent ship that McKay and Teyla had traveled in. Knowing that both humans would be exhausted, even the plucky Emmagan, if they ran at Rhiase's pace, she checked herself to ensure they didn't fall behind. It was Teyla though who spoke first after Rodney gave his notice of just how big an explosion this was going to cause.

 "Just the same Rodney..." then she dismissed what she was about to say, down here it didn't matter anyway. "Then run we shall. Do you know how strange this is, we're putting our trust in a Wraith, and not for the first time. I suppose in time we'll find out what the price may be." With that she wasn't far behind Rhiase, keeping an eye on Rodney at the same time. They went along straight passages, avoiding contact with the clones wherever they could; although one section they had to fight through that saw the end of the last of Rhiase's Blades. Teyla for some strange reason felt a sense of sorrow at losing him, he had been the strongest to have lasted so long and had put himself in harms way many times to save a human. She touched his brow, closing his eyes as she passed by.

 "We're almost there." The half Wraith called behind her, going up an inclined stair well to the surface, she peered above to ensure it was clear and in the far distance west she could see the fires from the 401 explosion. No clones in sight, but as soon as that cloning facility blew, she was aware they'd be hunted down quickly. It was then she heard Bone White's call in her mind, a joyful almost human like smile crossed her face.

 ~Come to save my worthless hide again 'father'~ She used the familial term loosely. For while Bone White had virtually raised her; from adulthood she gave him more reason to wish he had never met her, at the same time just enough reasons to be glad he did. ~The Vanir clones are as thick as ants on a carcass, both in the air and on the ground. But....a feint attack by a handful of Darts to my west, might be enough time for another Dart to come my way. If you don't mind passengers of course~ To be honest, she wanted to hug him; not that she ever would, at least not until she was drawing her last breath.

 @Teddy @Draco-Stellaris
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on January 16, 2020, 08:54:34 PM
<Underground>

Rodney nodded, not that Teyla could see that, and said in a low voice

"Yes, it's a  little unsettling,  but we don't have a lot of choice do we,  i suspect it's because it's  beneficial to us all, for now"

He glanced at the tablet and spoke in an urgent manner, his voice rising as he spoke

"We better pick up the pace people"

He said, moving a little faster himself, tho, not by much, he was getting tired, but he knew he had to keep moving, it was either that or die,and  he wasn't enamoured with the second option

He heard Rhiase mention they were nearly there and with relief he said

"Bout time, but we still need to keep moving kids, I don't think you have a clue as to the size of this blast"


@Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Draco-Stellaris on January 17, 2020, 03:36:03 AM
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<Kennys Hive>

Relief flooded his mind as he established contact to both his most precious allies. Just for a short moment – he would never allow his sentiments to get into the way of efficiency. Bonewhite sent out an affirmative thought in Guide's direction. He sensed the Commander was involved with delicate negotiations with the humans, so he did not want to distract him. If he needed Bonewhite, he would contact him soon enough. He took his time to communicate with Rhiase, however. She obviously needed help immediately.

~Yes, 'daughter', once again I am here to get you out of trouble. Like a cat that has climbed up too high into the tree, you have overestimated yourself – again. And I am here to get you down safely.~ He said it with mild resignment and knew Rhiase would pick up the underlying humour. Though he had cursed himself numerous times for 'adopting' her, he would always be there if she needed help. ~If a handful of darts is required for this, so be it.~ Bonewhite knew more than enough volunteers among his blades, who would gladly risk everything to impress Rhiase. Finding pilots for this mission would be no problem at all. Quickly calculating the distance and course they would have to take he continued, ~Expect them in about fifteen minutes.~

With the last words, he closed the telepathic communication and took a quick moment to breathe deeply. The long-distance contact was very taxing. When he opened his eyes again, he rose and stepped out of his quarters without hesitation. In no time he reached the bridge, informing his officers telepathically as he went.

~I need six darts on course to the Vanir base to distract our enemies. Five darts are going to these coordinates,~ quickly he transmitted a lacation west from Rhiase. ~One dart will head directly towards Rhiase and pick her and her company up. Bring them all back safely to the hive on the shortest route. I trust, we have an able pilot to do this?~

As he entered the bridge, one of the younger blades, with a mind sharp like a razor stood up. "May I have your permission to take over that mission. I will bring her back safely."

Bonewhite grinned to himself. "You have my permission. But stay out of trouble, the Vanir must not even know you are there."

- oOo -

Only moments later, six darts left the hiveship and took course for the Vanir base. As they entered the atmosphere, they broke formation. Five went off to cause some annoyance and the last one went down as low as he dared, picking up Rhiase's telepathic presence. He was dismayed that he could not find any other Wraith presences except Teyla Emmagan, but now was not the time to mourn his comrades. He reached out for Rhiase's mind, waiting for her to confirm she was ready to get beamed up.

@Mim @Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Alfa27escaped on January 17, 2020, 08:08:09 AM
Stella Maxtra nodded in an understanding motion, “Yes ma’am” She walked to her cabin, grabbing her rusty pistol, and looked for the cafeteria. She walked for a good while as she muttered, “Why do they place the Cafeteria in the middle front of the ship” Once she got there, she grabbed some Oatmeal and warm tea. She sat and looked at the old weapon sure it was old and out of the factory line but it still had something special to her. She took a spoon full Oatmeal and then a sip of her tea as she examined the pistol. She thought out loud to herself, “I wish I can restore this thing”

@sorra @Thaddeus
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 17, 2020, 11:29:01 AM
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<Dreadnought Wardroom>

 Well he did have to go and say the magic words didn't he? Nuclear devices. Both Lily and Tucker raised a collective eyebrow. "Ahem." She cleared her throat. "While it's an excellent plan Todd, you should know if we handed over anything like that to you I'd be court martialled, have my pension stripped and possibly never work again." But....she tapped the side of her nose, the explosion of McKay's 401 with the self destruct gave her an idea. "At last count we have three 401's and seven 302's that are deemed right offs. Normally we'd strip them of parts, this is a war and we use what we have. With a forgotten missile attached here and there, and loaded aboard your ship with timers set to go off at a certain point..." She was thinking hard here. "...I'm sure even without Doctor McKay we can work out the speed and impact time. That will give you as close to three Mk 9s as you'll ever get."

 Tucker wasn't overly enthused with the idea, though it was better than anyone else had come up with so far. "Your welcome. We still need to recover McKay, Teyla and Rhiase. I will say this much ma'am, we can do it, and we can still take us much of value off those birds to still be effective. Having a full load of naquada fuel will go a long way."

 A smile, a grim smile parted Lily's mouth. "If you agree Todd, as soon as we can find a way to bring our people back, we will do it."

 @Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 17, 2020, 03:12:25 PM
  <Underground to surface>

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 "No we don't." Unlike early when there was a modicum of light, now apart from the odd fires burning on the horizon, it was almost totally dark. That can be a two edged sword for them. On the one hand it'd give them cover, on the other hand it does the same for their enemy; except for one small saving grace. Those fires highlighted the horizon, so shapes moving upright could well be seen; they'd just have to keep their eyes open wide. "We need to find cover Rodney, Rhiase. We're far to open out here." She told them peering into the darkness looking for anything, some kind of ruined structure would be ideal.

 "I couldn't agree more. As much as I want to tear these animals apart, being dead doesn't help us for the future. We need to survive so we can come back better and stronger than before." Optimistic of course. When your back is against the wall, sometimes optimism is all you have. "Here." her eyes were more suited to the darkness, it didn't take long for her to find the remains of what might have been a watch house built in stone with just three walls remaining and no roof. That was enough, more than enough. Leading them down a small slope, once inside she found what was once a window opening facing west, generally the direction the enemy was likely to come at them.

 
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 Teyla followed, she immediately sat against the far wall beneath the window. Her pack she swung in front her and mostly by feel she started going through what she had left. "One and half canteens of water, two clips for my P90, one spare for my side arm, some bandages and four chocolate bars." She knew well Rodney will have his own stash of those.

 Grunting a disappointed reply, Rhiase summed up her own lot. "One clip for the rifle and my blade." Well she herself was a weapon in any case. "One moment." She excused herself focusing on Bone White again. Teyla could feel the communication, if she chose she could eavesdrop on them.

 ~Truly an understatement. To my sadness and that of our own, I came here with 250 blades, not one is left. I will mourn that loss for a long time if I should live. We came in hopeful, not realising the immense power and resources of these dogs~ She took a very deep breath. ~I can only hope we have 15 minutes father.~

 @Teddy @Draco-Stellaris
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on January 17, 2020, 04:07:55 PM
<The Wall>

Rodney joined Teyla under the window and hunched down and started  searching through his knapsack

" More or less the same, two clips for P90  one for side arm, 5 energy bars a canteen of water and some aspirin, and we have fourteen minutes to detonation people"

He held out an energy bar to the group

"Anybody want one of these?"

He said as he opened and ate one himself

"Gotta keep my strength up"

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on January 17, 2020, 05:12:28 PM
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Baker had gone briefly to visit the doctors after some deliberation. There was nothing short of a fear that struck through him, the one day they admitted to him that he was just too old to continue on the field.  Of course, he wanted to tend to his own wounds - as they were pretty minor in comparison, a couple of antiseptic wipes should have done it.

Straight after, it was time to head to the galley where they could have some food and get refueled. Under the table, he massaged his left hand (or what was left of it) before trying to tuck in. Baker glanced over at Stella and knew eventually they would need to exchange notes; or at least fill her in on what she had missed. It had seemed a lot in a short space of time.

He had been halfway through his food when the announcement on his radio came through. Baker bit back a groan. "Roger, on my way. Out." He replied. Baker glanced over at Rob and Stella, giving them a tight smile and offering a word of advice. "I'll have to fill you in later, duty calls. I'd stow that pistol, even if it doesn't work. Just wait till you get back where you can properly have a look at it."

He had dumped what was left on his food, taking the banana with him as he headed to his intended location - the number two conference room. The doors had slid open to reveal several lieutenants, O'Neil and Satterfield.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Draco-Stellaris on January 18, 2020, 06:04:37 AM
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<Kenny's Hive>

Bonwhite was still on the bridge, his eyes fixed on the sensor readings that the darts transmitted back. They were almost there now. He watched one of them drop down low while the other five sped away to the west. He had trust in the pilots, good men, all of them. They would do their best, and he kept wishing that all of them would return safely – one with his new passengers.

<Sky over Vanir World>

The leader of the small flight of darts scanned his head-up display and located the ideal target for his attack. Some fires indicated clone activity and it was in a safe distance from the spot where he sensed the presences of Rhiase and Teyla Emmagan. He let the sharp nose of his dart drop downward and dove deep over the enemy camp. He trusted that the shrill whining of his vehicle would sent them running and scattering until they had put together their defense. An additional salvo of perfectly aimed fire from his front cannon had the wanted effect. His four comrades followed suit.

Nobody on the ground noticed the lone dart that headed east and sped towards a ruined house. Riase's presence was a telepathic beacon in the pilot's mind and he reached out for her. ~Rhiase, it is a relief to find you. Please prepare for immediate evacuation. Activating culling beam in a few seconds.~

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Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on January 18, 2020, 08:01:01 AM
"That would not be efficient," Sin spoke up.  Going against your commander could get you killed on a hive.   Speaking up against humans...he had no idea.  His best knowledge of etiquette when it came to speaking to them was 'they don 't like it'.

"We lack more than firepower. Your nuclear weapons must be delivered directly to the enemy.  We lose both hives and darts, as well as soldiers faster than we can replenish.  There is also the detail that not all of us are expendable."  He hoped Todd inferred that he meat him and Rhiase, not that Sin's ego had suddenly decided to meddle in anything.

~We cannot just win this war with them as allies.  We cannot exhaust all our resources to the point of being easy prey to these humans.  If I were to replicate the nuclear devices given to us, I would need time.~
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on January 18, 2020, 08:21:08 AM
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<Dreadnought Wardroom>

~Patience my eager friend, patience. We are dealing with children and their toys, toys which they covert dearly and as I have found in the past they do have moments of laxness when a back is turned or eyes not watching. Their nuclear devices are stored in their aircraft bays, which is where they will take us; we can use a scanner to record the devices internals.~ Guide patted his hip, showing Sin the small bulge there within his pants.

He looked to the ship's Captain again showing feigned interest. "Ah, then if this is the best we can do, so be it. I have seen your aircraft's missiles in action as you'd expect, some of them are equipped with a small nuclear warhead are they not?" A need to stall was necessary before he tipped his hand to the recovery of Rhiase and his party. Of course he'd tell them, eventually. Closing his eyes briefly he focused on Bone White. ~I trust things are in hand to bring the child and her allies home safely?~

@Mim @Draco-Stellaris
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on January 18, 2020, 08:23:20 AM
<Wall>

Mckay heard a screaming noise, a very familiar and frightening one, he stood up and looked around nervously

"Can anybody hear that?, I hear a dart, is  that with you? Oh god i hope it is cause this place is due to blow in a few minutes, we need to get outta here now or sooner"

He looked over at Rhiase and Teyla with confusion  tinged with fear.

@Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Draco-Stellaris on January 20, 2020, 12:06:51 AM
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<Kennys Hive>

The familiar touch of Guide's mind brushed Bonewhite's and he focused on the message. ~Yes, Commander. The darts are on their way and my best pilot is going to arrive at Rhiase's position in this moment. We are still waiting on his feedback – he has not yet confirmed the evacuation. But if all goes according to plan, he should return with Rhiase and our Lantean guests within the next quarter of an hour.~

Bonewhite hoped that – indeed – all would go according to plan. You never knew with so many enemies out there. Even if the dart arrived timely at her position, they all still were in grave danger until they would finally arrive safely on the flight deck of his hive.

@Mim @Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on January 20, 2020, 03:20:11 AM
Sin noticed his commander's need to stall--and did his best to ignore everything else--and figured since the two sides had an unofficial, though temporary truce, a few questions couldn't hurt.  Or, if they did, they would certainly answer some others.

"A few nuclear devices, even for each battle, who change much.  If you have plans for technological advances, I could offer my assistance--if my commander allows it.  If the situation is much direr and you lack imagination...I could help in that regard as well."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on January 20, 2020, 04:25:06 AM
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<Cafeteria>

Rob had just sat down with his own meal, feeling tired and ready to crash.  He didn't get two bites in when Baker was back on his feet and headed out again.  Rob raised a brow.  Well, that was odd.  He turned to Stella who was across from him.  "Well, guess it's just the two of us now," he commented.

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Ty hadn't enjoyed the whole doctor thing.  But in the end it had been a good idea.  He had a nasty gash across his calf that he hadn't even felt and a couple bruised ribs to boot.  Sheesh.  So much for staying in one piece.  He dropped gingerly into an open chair with some food, wondering if the rest of his team would show up.  Baker had disappeared before he had gotten there and hadn't seen Chris yet.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 20, 2020, 07:08:23 AM
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 Still peering through the opening for the inevitable movement out there she knew had to come, Rhiase had her rifle laying on the bottom window opening ledge. It was just a matter of time, that was all. "Be quiet, yes I can hear it McKay and so can our enemy hear you." She well knew what it meant, estimating the Dart near but so far not near enough as the first aggressors came out of the same exit stairs they themselves came from just five minutes ago. First one, then two, followed by at least eight more. ~Best be sooner than later, we're about to be overrun~ Somewhere in her mind she knew who the pilot was, a connection, a strong connection to Bone White.

 As she sent the message, her rifle began single shot firing. Teyla wasn't slack in joining her off to the left broken wall, her P90 rattling off quick bursts. "Keep your head down Rodney!" She yelled, being silent was totally useless now.

 A few fell, more came and indeed their position was compromised. The enemy was just feet away from the way, Rhiase had to duck to change clips when two clones came from the right side wall, one shot went straight through her right shoulder as she spun to respond, then the culling beam denied the enemy of their prey.

<<Teyla, McKay and Rhiase to Kenny's ship>>
 

 @Teddy @Draco-Stellaris


 
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on January 20, 2020, 09:45:54 AM
<<Dreadnought Conference Room 2>>

Juliette ushered them all in, smiling. "Eat, drink and relax," she said, pointing to the breakfast buffet  laid out on a side table. "When you're ready, we'll talk. Just try to tell what happened and give every detail, no matter how trivial it may seem. Iwon;t interrupt unless it is really important. I'll tape this and review and get back to you if I have any questions."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Draco-Stellaris on January 21, 2020, 06:04:22 AM
<Sky over Vanir World>

The dart pilot let out a relived yell as he sweeped up Rhiase and her company. Yes! He allowed himself a short moment of triumph. As the clones opened fire on his vessel, though, he knew he wasn't out of the woods yet. A quick glance at his beam storage indicator confirmed that he had indeed gathered up three life sign. He pulled the dart up hard against the dark blue night sky and left atmosphere as fast as he could. Over the comm console, he sent a transmission to his comrades. "We are finished here, follow me home." Five dots of light appeared on his HUD; one of them making only slow progress. Maybe the dart had taken damage. A short call with its pilot reassured him that he would make it home safely, if only a bit slower.

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<Kennys Hive>

Relief was almost palpable on the bridge of Bonewhite's hive. They made it. Suppressing a grin, Bonewhite studied the sensor further and would not allow himself to get a feeling of false security. There was still a possibility that his dart would be targeted by their enemies in some way or other. He was still fully in control of his emotions, ready to launch more darts immediately should it become necessary.

<Flight Deck>

The darts steered smoothly into the landing bay of the flight deck and docked into their stations. The HUD-cockpits flickered out of existence and the pilots climbed out, congratulating and teasing each other about their bold maneuvers.

One dart however needed to release its passengers first. The pilot activated the beam and the three distinct forms of Rhiase, Teyla Emmagan and Rodney McKay appeared. At that moment, Bonewhite was already present to welcome his 'daughter' and his guests. First, he sent a telepathic message to Guide: ~Commander, I hope I am not disturbing you but I am sure you want to hear this at once: The child and the Lanteans are now safe.~

Then he turned to the small group. "It is good to see you. I hope you are all unharmed, or do you need medical help?"

@Mim @Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 22, 2020, 02:37:26 PM
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 The brow furrowed, Lily knew there might be times like this when dealing with an alien species such as the Wraith, generally considered still by many as their living nightmare. "We shouldn't start a statistical discussion Sin. We have all lost many and no none of us are expendable in this war, no one." Although there were one or two on her crew she'd dearly love to send back home pronto. "Be that as it may, we can only work with what we have and to answer your question Todd, yes they do. The AIM 140 can carry a small nuclear warhead, with timers set and a minimum of eight between the wrecks we send over to you, we can expect a chain reaction giving us an explosion equal to one megaton. Enough I think to destroy that monster or at best cripple it for a very long time. Added with your ship and the self destruct devices, there won't be much living for at least a forty kilometer radius."

 In Tucker's mind, he could only but wish they could go this alone. He knew they couldn't, so they had to keep the alliance as strong as possible. "If I may Skipper, I can supervise a combat engineering to make sure everything is done correctly."

 "Permission granted Mister Tucker." Placing her hands behind her back. "I think we should get started Todd, don't you?"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 22, 2020, 05:06:26 PM
  <Kenny's Hive>

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~Not half as happy as I am to see you father.~ Despite the emotions she had spelled out in her mind earlier, if as of right now they were alone she would have hugged him. "We are relieved." She said aloud in that ever present disconnected way of hers. Cold, but yet those close to her knew that was a front, a facade to carry into battle. "There were some injuries I incurred, most of which are healed now, my armor sadly will need much work." There was a hint of a smile there.
 

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 A shiver went up Teyla's spine on once again being within a Wraith ship. She stilled herself and held tightly to the fact these were indeed allies for the time being. "A bruised shin and a slightly pulled shoulder Bone White." She addressed him formerly, then turned to McKay. "Rodney?"

 @Teddy @Draco-Stellaris
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on January 22, 2020, 05:24:10 PM
<Kennys Hive>


He looked at Bonewhite  and  Teyla and spoke at the usual 100 miles an hour


"Yes yes, I'm fine, for now, I was lucky, not hurt,  annnd, erm, thanks...for the rescue....nice timing by the  way  and has Dreadnaught been contacted, is Sheppard and Ronon ok, do we know anything yet?"


@Mim    @Draco-Stellaris
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Draco-Stellaris on January 23, 2020, 03:00:43 AM
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<Kennys Hive- Flight deck>

Bonewhite nodded in approval to Rhiase's words. "Very good," he said curtly. Then he continued mind-to-mind, so his human guests would not eavesdrop – At least Dr McKay would not, and he trusted Teyla Emmagan would be tactful enough to not listen. ~Your armor can be replaced; I am happy that you have returned whole, daughter.~

Then he turned to the humans. "It is good to see you are unharmed as well. I am afraid our methods of healing would not appeal to you…" He let it hang there, implying that the Wraith way of healing included having a feeding hand on the human chest. The long time he had spent with Guide had taught him one or two things about humans, for example that a little humour made them more at ease. Not that he was particularly eager about this, but these were their allies – at least for now.

He gave Rodney a side-long glance. Teyla Emmagan, he respected for her Wraith abilities and the fact that she had been willing to take up her role as Queen Steelflower for the good of both Wraith and humans. She was able to see the world in a broader perspective. Of Rodney McKay, however, he was wary. He was very smart for a human cleverman but his fear showed clearly, and once he started talking, he did not stop. "You are welcome," he replied to Rodney. "I have been in contact with Guide who you call 'Todd', he is informed about your rescue. I do not know whether he has made this known yet to the crew of the Dreadnought. And unfortunately, I have not heard of your team colleagues John Sheppard and Ronon Dex." There was no love there for the Satedan; Bonewhite could not care less about his fate. That one was a loose gun and could not be reasoned with.

He knew he could not stall them forever; they wanted to make contact with the Dreadnought immedately. But without having heard from Guide, Bonewhite hesitated. Instead he offered "Maybe you would like to rest for a couple of hours and change your clothes? We have guest quarters that can accomodate human passengers. When we make contact with the Dreadnought, we can put the communication through to your quarters."

Allies they were, but they were also alone on a hiveship and surrounded by drones who held their stun weapons casually but let no doubt that they could spring into action if necessary. It was not a threat, just an offer.

@Teddy @Mim @Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on January 23, 2020, 11:29:44 AM
<Dreadnaught>

Sin didn't need much in the way of diagnostics of the bombs.  While was curious about which element and the purity of it used, he was mostly concerned about the protective measures taken.  One aspect of which, he wouldn't find in just  inspecting the bomb itself.

"When would anything be living again in the radius?" He asked.  He didn't need much knowledge to know radioactivity was dangerous and he didn't want to let his imagination wander int he direction of what lviing things  just outside of the radius would experience.

@Ellen_Ripley  @Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on January 23, 2020, 08:24:28 PM
<Kenny's Hive-Flight Deck>

McKay listened to Kenny's offer and the thought ran thro his head, 'I don't think i could pull off the 'Wraith' look  if i had to change clothes', He shook away the ridiculous thought
"Erm, well, why not, i'm hungry, if you have any food"

He rubbed his hands together, then realising what he had said went on the 'usual oh my god did i just say that' rant and eyes that shot from one to the other, digging himself further, so deep he needed a ladder to escape the hole.

"..you know, human food, not as food that is human..food for humans....perhaps fruit.."

He coughed and looked around at the rest of them and gave up

"Ok, rest, room, great"



@Draco-Stellaris
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on January 24, 2020, 11:40:22 AM
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<From Medical to Cafeteria>

Not seeing any of his AR-5 teammates in his passing, Chris felt they were still getting checked out. For his part was more than a standard procedure. A few stitches here and there on two semi serious wounds (eight in fact on one wound just under his left rear rib cage and five on the top of his right bicep); some added Tylenol for any pain that he knew might set in after the adrenaline rush settles down, and yes needles, tetanus along with a broad spectrum anti-biotic. With his discharge he was allowed to clean up in the Med Bay showers with a clean generic ship's jump suit provided for him; from there he made his way down to the cafe, after asking directions twice. He didn't even realise there were ship floor maps everywhere, Chris simply didn't see them.

Taking a tentative look in the cafe, the only one he saw was Ty, no sign of the Boss or Morgan. He noted a couple of the flight crew from the 401 that had safely returned them, saying a quick hello before making his way to Jackson. He pulled out a chair grinning. "Hey mate, you're in one piece. Now that is a good sign." His stomach made a rumbling noise. "So after all that how do you do we just went through, what can you recommend that won't have me up all night wishing I hadn't eaten?"

@sorra
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on January 24, 2020, 12:22:15 PM
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Even when Guide was communicating telepathically, the 'voice' others might hear in their heads was the same deep resonance other heard from his mouth. ~Good and congratulations on a well done job my friend. Once they've rested, so as to not create anxiety in these other children, make arrangements for them to be shuttled to the Dreadnought as soon as practical. I'm afraid also that I'm going to overwork you somewhat today.~ Even among themselves there was evident humor. ~As you may have seen from your scans, our beloved flagship is near done. For her to regenerate from the hurt she has taken in this battle will take weeks, if not months, a time we cannot afford. So in discussion with the humans and Sin, we are going to sacrifice her by targeting that monstrous city ship of the Vanir with some added toys off the Dreadnought. We still have three hundred of our own, I know it will be stretching things for space on your Hive, but we will need to transfer them. I'd ask the Dreadnought Captain, unfortunately she has a worse problem with room to spare~

~I tend to agree Sin yet for now trust is the only thing we appear to have between us and them. When we are on the way back to their transport area, I'll hand you the scanner. We won't have the time now to build anything from scratch, that will have to come later as you have indicated~ He stood erect then to complete the meeting.

"We have good news Captain Radovic, Doctor McKay, Teyla Emmagan and Rhiase are safe in hand aboard my second fleet commander's vessel. He'll return them as soon as they've rested. Now as you suggest, we should commence. Tucker if you'd be so kind as to lead the way." Those huge clawed hands followed suit of the Dreadnought's captain by falling to behind his back. At the thought of all that destruction he could only smile, a smile of revenge directed at the Vanir.

@Mim  @Sio83  @Draco-Stellaris
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 24, 2020, 03:57:31 PM
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<Dreadnought Wardroom>

 Shaking her head somewhat sadly, it was to be truthful something Lily was opposed to do in her heart. Yet she knew this was a war, one as they might say back home, a war to end all wars. "Not for fifty to a hundred years at best." Taking a side step and backwards to allow them to leave, she wasn't showing much emotion. "Good luck to all of you, we may survive this after all."

 Nodding, Tucker took the lead. "This way if you would sirs. Thank you  Ma'am." He was quieter than his usual self, the Skipper might know that by now even if it had only been a few weeks they'd been serving together.

<<Todd, Sin and Tucker to Hangar Bay>>
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 24, 2020, 04:27:39 PM
  <Kenny's Hive- Flight Deck>

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 Not losing the moment at the human's expense, Rhiase parted her mouth only so slightly. ~It was my best armor~ She told him half joking, the Clevermen will be on it as soon as she can change of that there was no doubt. As for her human companions and their comforts, at least on the flag ship they had stored several of those large green box things the human soldiers were fond of and she knew within were many of those brown packages labeled 'MRE', which she had found out meant meals ready to eat. Of all things, imagine your food being prepared for you millions of light years away and still good enough to consume. ~Since I have been down there for the best part of 24 hours, have there been any new developments?~ she asked, curious as to what Guide might be up to.

 "I am sure they will have something for you Rodney. As for myself that last Energy bar was enough to keep me going for a while. Although at your leave Bone White I would be appreciative of resting for a short while before we do return to our own ship." She was tired, worn out and aching everywhere, and it showed.

 @Teddy @Draco-Stellaris
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Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Draco-Stellaris on January 25, 2020, 05:36:16 AM
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<Kennys Hive>

A wry smile came to Bonwhite's lips as he heard Guide talk about overworking him. The older man's love for understatements had brought Bonewhite to exasperation at times. "Overworking" indeed. Bonewhite had no idea how he was going to accommodate an additional 300 persons on his ship. Well, they would make room, somehow. They had to. ~Understood, Commander. We will be preparing some nice and cosy rooms for three hundred more. We can send you three scout ships, five shuttles and a flight of darts, if some of the men don't mind traveling in beam storage. It is going to be very crammed but it should suffice. If you still have operable vessels as well we can get the whole crew over in one turn. I am sending the ships over immediately. Dr McKay and Teyla Emmagan wish to rest for a couple of hours before they return.~

Bonewhite felt a sharp pang of grief as he realised that he would never set foot on the flagship's floors ever again. She was a good ship, reliable, brave but also quite stubborn, as the countless hours reminded him that he had shared her consciousness in ship trance. But at least her end would not be pointless; she would perform her last flight with grace and determination.

Turning his attention to Rhiase, he shortly explained what he had just learned from Guide. For the benefit of his human guests, he spoke out loud instead of just transmitting the information telepathically into her mind, which would have saved much time. "Even for such a terrible opponent, the damage caused by an entire hiveship with nuclear weapons will be devastating." At least, we do hope so, he added to himself.

"Dr McKay, I am confident that we will find adequate nourishment for you and Teyla Emmagan. We have human servants on board who keep a storage of bread, cheese, fruit and vegetables. I am sure they can be convinced to prepare a meal for you." He turned around and motioned for a figure in the shadows to step forward. It was a human women, previously hidden close to the nearest entrance. She wore the traditional garments of a Wraith worshipper. "This is Cara, she will guide you to the human quarters. There you can eat and rest. Now, I have urgent matters to take care of. The transfer of the flagship's crew needs to be arranged. If you will excuse me." He turned to the blade to his right and began discussing the preparations they would need to make, but was still close enough to be approached.

Cara, the worshipper stepped forward and bowed to Roday and Teyla. To Rhiase, she bowed even more deeply. "We were already expecting you. News of human guests travel fast on this ship. If you allow me to lead you to the dining room." To Rhiase, she spoke "My Lady, your usual quarters have been prepared for you."

@Teddy @Mim @Ellen_Ripley

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on January 25, 2020, 08:23:47 AM
<<Dreadnaught Conference room 2>>
Lt. Leiovna had marveled at Juliettes ability to focus and so quickly arrange a room where the 'de-briefs' would be conducted,she also felt useless,but she was determined to learn as much as she could in her new role and she did not want to disappoint her C.O.!"Lieutenant,please to be telling me what I might to be able to do to assist you now. I am wanting to learn more the procedures for this,thank you!She hoped she did not sound to weak in her statement,but she would do her best.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on January 25, 2020, 02:27:54 PM
Juliette turned to the other lieutenant. "Just listen and take notes, like I will. Only interrupt for really important points. . Review the tapes and don't be afraid to call them for additional questioning."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on January 27, 2020, 10:23:16 AM
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<Cafeteria>

Ty picked at his soup and sandwich.  It smelled good, but his stomach was not having it.  He looked up as the chair scraped across the floor and Chris dropped into it.  "Hey," he smiled.  "Glad to see you in one piece too.  Have you heard anything about Lou?" He had no idea where the girl had been taken and hadn't had time to track her down.  Ty shook his head.  "I voted for soup and grilled cheese.  Comfort food for me," he answered.   "Only time will tell if I made a wise choice."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 29, 2020, 04:54:29 PM
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<Hangar bay to #2 conference room>

 "We're not here to socialize Lieutenant, so thanks but no thanks for the refreshments." Stern but polite, for Jordan's part she'd already downed nearly two liters of water since she had returned; knowing for the short term if she stuffed anything else down there she'd be sick.

 Nodding in agreement, Alecia added. "The gesture isn't unappreciated, its just with both of us still on a high with the adrenaline rush, we're not likely to be wanting to throw stuff down our necks for the next little while. Who's first?" She asked Jordan.

 "Well since I've probably got more to say Major, I'll bore them witless now. They'll be sleeping by the time you're up, or if Mike gets his his own version together." Still deep with that SEAL humor. So she began, telling them from the moment they hit the LZ, going deep underground, getting separated from Sheppard, finding the power core and doing some damage. Jordan added she felt strongly it was a dummy, a set up. The explosion thereafter was a huge fizzer and not at all like it should have been. Then the escape back to the surface and finally the big fire fight before they were exfilled. By that time her eyes were watering, not exactly tears but close. It had been that bad.

 Truly a verbal novel, like listening to an audio book. Despite the older woman's gruff exterior, she had a decent turn of the spoken word. Alecia hadn't realised how much the ground teams had been through, to such an extent she was taking notes. "Mike you can follow up, I'm still joining the dots with mine."

 @Thaddeus @Robert Laurel @Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on January 30, 2020, 08:00:54 AM
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<Ship's Company Cafeteria>

While yes he was a soldier, Chris had spent some time on RN ships during exercises back home, one in particular was the American RIMPAC off the coast of Hawaii back in 09. That was a blast, most of all getting to terms with maritime landings just the way the Marines did it. A big learning curve in procedures, yet the fundamentals for him were grounded in his former home life as a teenager back in the Philippines when he and his mates played war games with their parents rubber boats. One particular time turned serious not long after the early Muslim rebel incursions around his home, a group of them thought they were real soldiers with all their assorted, borrowed camo gear and fake weapons. Luckily a 50 hp motor on their boat got them out of their quick smart.

Being in the cafe here brought back to him some very fond memories. At the time he was on HMS Largs Bay, the ship's cafe so very much like this one. In fact if it wasn't for the view of space outside it could be the same. "Lou? Sort of I did. Coming from the sick bay I overheard one of the medics talking about the people they sent home through the Stargate. I can only guess she might have been one of them." He rested his chin in his hand as he thought about food. "Damn straight. I used to sit up watching TV when my parents were out, me and my older sister would make a regular pile of toasted cheese sanga's, sandwiches to you. And man I could go for that right now-" Pausing he glanced over to see a young Lieutenant sitting alone. Tilting his head in that direction he asked. "-think we should invite her over? She looks lonely."

@sorra @Alfa27escaped
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on January 30, 2020, 08:13:25 AM
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<Dreadnought centre hangar bay>

The humans had been most trusting, leaving only the senior hand Tucker as their guide. It allowed Todd to slip the scanner to Sio easily. They were approaching the loaded racks of weapons stores as the man led them to their final destination. Among those stores were the hated nuclear warheads ready to be fitted to a missile when needed, resting neatly on wheeled trolleys. ~Do what you must Sin. This will give us a good start and no, its not imagination I lack, merely a matter of timing.~

They were nearing the inoperable 401's, well from his point of view they appeared to be. Still they did look menacing even if they were not much more now than a carcass. He contacted Bone White again. ~We're about to leave. I've given instructions to some of the crew to depart in as many Darts as our two other ships can handle, that still leaves near three hundred with nowhere to go and I'm sure they won't mind staying in stasis within the Dart beaming nodes of yours until we can find other accommodations for them.~ He tapped Tucker on the shoulder. "How are we going to move these wrecks to my ship? I thought that might be a prudent question."

@Sio83 @Draco-Stellaris @Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on January 30, 2020, 09:01:13 AM
<<#2 Conference Room>>
Lt. Leiovna heard the two returning officers and smiled."I am appreciating your candor in your reporting of your actions and those of your team. We are making for a complete record for the period of conflicts and actions during the Vanir conflict. Your words fully support our records and you are having our Thank Yous for your time!
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on January 30, 2020, 04:51:15 PM
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<Kenny's Hive>

 "Hmmm, I wasn't aware that things have gone so bad we need to sacrifice our Mother ship." That was meant figuratively, the Flag ship was as much a ship as a mother to them all. "Nonetheless father, if Guide has reached this conclusion, it must be for good reasons." She took a moment to acknowledge dear Cara with a caressing hand on her forearm. "A moment Cara." Rhiase looked directly at Rodney. "McKay, how resilient might you esteem that hellsporn of a Vanir City ship to a combination of impact, velocity of our Mother hiveship and the added nuclear weapons from your people. Think about it, we can discuss that when we join for refreshments." Unlike most of her brethren, Rhiase could in fact eat as a normal human might do; not that she needed to.

 The thought to Teyla was unimaginable, yet for now she held her tongue. "I'm sure it will be fresh and nourishing Rodney. If not I have one more energy bar left." Tipping her head to both Bone White and the worshiper, she thanked them. "You have been kinder than most would believe."

 "We should leave father now to his preparations. Cara." Rhiase gave the permission unspoken. As much as she cared for them, in the public eye she had to keep up her appearances. "We will be right behind you."

 @Draco-Stellaris @Teddy
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on January 30, 2020, 11:48:13 PM
<Kenny's Hive>

McKay smiled quickly at Kenny and Cara

"Thank you, i suppose i could do with a nap after a little to eat"

He took one last glance at Kenny and Rhiase and followed Teyla and Cara
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on January 31, 2020, 02:58:22 AM
Conveniently, it did not take long for Sin to get the information he needed from the scan.  The design was far simpler and cruder than he had expected.  ~The design is simple enough. I can even make improvements.  Acquiring material and assembling such a thing, though, should prove difficult~

There were other avenues to explore, but despite his ingenuity and intelligence, he would prefer to work with Atlantis if it came down to that.  Hopefully, some Tau'ri engineers would be curious enough to suggest it themself soon.

As much as he would enjoy being part of scientific progress, especially alongside those of another kind, it would mean divulging their plan and there wouldn't be a wraith's chance on Earth that the Tau'ri would appreciate his kind knowing how to split the atom without killing themselves in the process.

@Ellen_Ripley  @Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Draco-Stellaris on January 31, 2020, 04:50:59 AM
<Kennys Hive Flight Deck>

{Cara, NPC}

Cara nodded in acknowledgement at Rhiase's words. She lead her, Rodney McKay and Telya Emmagan to the nearest transporter where they vanished in the white flash of a beam. "The way is not long," she said encouragingly. "You must all be very tired indeed."

A wide opening lead the small party to a spacious room filled with a couple of tables and chairs, all clearly designed for human use. To add to the dim natural hive lighting, some lanterns had been placed around the room that cast a warm light, pleasant to human eyes. A plate of fruit had already been placed on one of the tables, and from somewhere unseen the scent of cooking wafted in.

"Please sit down and enjoy the meal," Cara said, offering seats. She rather enjoyed having human guests, a very rare treat. Only a second later, another worshipper entered the room, carrying a pot which apparently held some sort of stew, and a couple of dishes. "I will now leave you to your conversation," Cara adds. "If you need anything, please just call, I will be close by."

<Rhiase, Rodney and Teyla to Worshipper's Quarters>

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<Kenny's Hive Flight Deck>

Bonwhite watched as his shuttles and darts left their stations. When they returned, they would bring three hundred men. Men who might be hurt and needed to feed… His holding cells were full, luckily, but how long would the supply last with so many more to feed? They would need to be transferred to other hives as soon as possible. He had already sent a hundred drones into hibernation pods to make room. If the ship was to go into battle, they would have serious problems, with people getting into everybody else's way. Let us hope it will not come to this. But you never knew, with Guide. Bonewhite knew he could plan all he liked, one order from Guide would render all his thoughts worthless. It was highly irritating at times, for someone with such a keen sense of organisation as Bonewhite.

With a last look at the departing ships, he turned around, making his way to the transporter. ~Guide, the ships have been deployed and will reach the flagship in short time. The evacuation can commence.~ He walked towards the worshipper's quarters, wanting to keep an eye on his passengers.

@Mim @Ellen_Ripley @Teddy

 


Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on January 31, 2020, 10:14:26 AM
<<Ships Company Cafeteria>>
 Trying to aid with the evacuation of the wounded,not really noticing anyone but the wounded,he was finally able to board one of the ships and return to the ship. He was so hungry,but the shower would help and a clean set of BDU's too.Cooper just stood and let the water wash away the last bits of dirt and blood."Im just glad that we could get to as many as we could from the surface. I still don't recall seeing any of the team. He sat there,in a corner,away from everyone and tried to eat,but memories have their own way of coming unbidden."Im probably in hot water,'cause I haven't checked in with the Commander or anyone else. He was almos finished with his chili and double cheeseburger,with a side of fries,when he noticed his former team-mate..Chris! Standing up and leaving his food,he walked over to where Chris sat."Hey Buddy,glad to see you made it back!
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on January 31, 2020, 06:00:13 PM
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<Conference room no. 2>

Mike was quick to try and not interrupt as he pulled out a seat for himself and took a seat. He was listening to O'Neil's retelling of events and once he was given the go ahead to add on what his team had experienced. "Got to give credit where its due, especially with a team so fresh, AR-5 had pulled through what seemed like a very coordinated and planned - well in advance. Tallellinian Command Centre had been guarded by twenty or so, from what we could observe, they outplayed us."

Mike scratched at his stubble. "Unfortunately, we had to evac Lou Nyguyen. I yet need to check in on her condition, though docs tell me she's stable."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on February 03, 2020, 03:22:55 AM
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<cafeteria>

Ty nibbled on his sandwich.  It was certainly about the only thing his stomach would handle at the moment.  "It sounds like she should be getting the best treatment thrn," he answered, glad Chris had heard a little bit.   A slight smile touched his lips.  "They make a mean grilled cheese here," he said.

Ty followed Chris gaze before nodding.  "Y eah.  No sense in leaving her sitting by herself. "
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on February 03, 2020, 08:18:19 PM
<<Conference Room 2>>

Juliette listened carefully taking notes and asking a few questions. "I set up the breakfast buffet when I saw the time ofday and how long you had been out". She herself had put togeher a breakfast sandwich of a ioasted English muffin with a sausage patty and a fried egg with some hot tea with plenty of sugar. "I'll go over the body cam footage and over your reports and if I have any questions I will contact you directly. But it seems you did a good job of getting out once things went South".
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on February 07, 2020, 03:59:41 PM
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 <2 conference room>

 While finishing her notes, Alecia reached across to take a glass of OJ and and English Muffin that had been liberally covered in Marmalade. In between sips and mouthfuls she managed to get her bit in. "Appreciated Lieutenants, I have been on the deck since 0300 hours." She looked at her watch, it was now 1145 hours. "And we're not quite done yet." Her brown eyes looked at the two deck officers, reminding her of just how many and how strong a force of women the SGC had put into the firing line.

 Her report complete with her own camera shots from the 401 was tidy, concise and to the point. From the moment her and the crew of the Liberty returned to getting bumped into the relief 401 and doing the exfil for the ground teams. She finished her report by adding. "Last I heard Colonel Sheppard was still out for the count. Ronon Dex appears to have come through with a few scratches. There were six critical we brought back and five with non life threatening injuries."

 Jordan finally conceded she needed something in her stomach, she took a sandwich and a coffee, enjoying them both very slowly. When Alecia had completed her report the SEAL Commander managed a tired smile. "Now we're done. Was there anything else?"

 @Veteran52 @Robert Laurel
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on February 07, 2020, 04:32:29 PM
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<Kenny's Hive>

 The Wraith women, well at least as far as Teyla was concerned, half Wraith, appeared to be preoccupied with something as she gazed at the organic walls, running her hand along them as if she was caressing a child. Perhaps indeed she was, it was commonly known that Wraith had a deep relationship with their Hives. Taking a chair Teyla was hungry, she would have preferred to bathe first up, yet the stomach was taking priority now. "Come on Rodney, I know from first hand experience this is not going to harm us." Fruits, vegatables and the stew smelled delightful. "At least you can show your gracious side that I know exists and be kind to our hosts."

 Rhiase turned, looked down at the table, her senses working over time. "As close to what you might call lamb, our people are well trained in doing this so have no fear." She stepped away to the door to catch up to Cara. With her long strides that took only a few paces.

  "Cara, I would relieve myself of these stinking clothes and a decent soak in those scents of yours before I think of anything else. My own room will do."

 @Teddy @Draco-Stellaris
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on February 07, 2020, 05:07:07 PM
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<Central Hangar Bay>

 Everything had been put in place by the time they arrived. The three old junkers were hooked up to a fourth serviceable 401, the same aircraft that would bring them back. The idea was the wrecks were to be towed to Todd's warship, set in place with the missiles and the self destruct mechanisms time to go off a second before the calculated impact. That would set up a chain reaction and hopefully do some very major damage. He addressed both Wraith as one. "Sirs, we're all set. We can board now." He led them to 401-45, a bulky B model that not long ago was dropping bombs on the enemy. Climbing into the rear compartment, he radioed the pilot from that position. "Two minutes Captain."

 A reply came from the sealed front cockpit. "I was ready two minutes ago Mister Tucker."

 @Ellen_Ripley @Sio83
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on February 08, 2020, 08:52:59 AM
<<2 conference room>>
Lt. Leiovna briefly smiled at the Commanders comment and nodded in response. It was about all she could do,for now, because,as she 'saw' it, she was an observer and Juliette was the lead in the reporting of the previous actions with the Vanir."Lieutenant,I am not using to be in such a roll,but,some training I am having helps me with observing others actions. As my mind recalls,I am believing that this reporting is now complete? I am feeling truth coming from both Officers,do you agree??
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on February 08, 2020, 10:35:06 AM
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<Conference room no. 2>

Not that he particularly wanted to admit to it, but Mike knew his age was catching up to him. He was tired; but not drained, noticeably tired - however. His body reacted differently to the cool down than it had before.

However, choosing to succumb to it was a mindset all in itself.

Mike had waited out for everyone to finish with their notes, noting that he wasn't the only tired one in the room. He gave a short wry smile, hiding it as he decided to finally get some scran down his neck before something else came to interrupt his and his team's day. There was no point in becoming a liability via not fueling himself correctly.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on February 10, 2020, 02:21:47 PM
"No, thank you, commander", Juliette replied. "I'll go over everything and contact you if I have questions". She reached over for another egg sandwichand a glass of orange juice. "I'm a gunner, so I don't know much about ground operations, but it seems to me you did remarkably well after everything went south".
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Alfa27escaped on February 11, 2020, 12:35:31 AM
Stella looked up at Rob and Baker before he left nodding, "Ok I will... I hope I get the time" She then looked back at her rusty weapon. Sure, since the bug hit her she was still uneasy on her stomach but hell she wasn’t in the mood for another round of med-bay so she walked to the medical center just to get one last check-up for the next mission. Once clarified that she was fine, she walked back to the hanger in case of them needing assistance for she was still half bored out of her mind and didn’t know what to do, "Now, let's see if there is anything I can help with because I'm not sitting around on my arse"

@Thaddeus @sorra
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on February 11, 2020, 08:37:13 AM
Wraith Worshippers room

"Ok ok, i am hungry, and thank you, the stew does smell delicious"

He directed the complement at Cara as he went to pick up a red fruit, and then put it back when his nose got a whiff off that stew, and he picked up a bowl, he picked up a ladle and drew himself a goodly portion of it, replaced the ladle then climbed into one of the chairs and tucked in

"Ummmm this is nice, tastes like lamb"

Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Draco-Stellaris on February 12, 2020, 02:21:51 AM
<Kennys Hive – Worshippers Dining Room>

{Cara, NPC}

Cara acknowledged Rodney's compliment with a radiant smile. "Thank you, Dr McKay. I will give your compliment to the cook. She will be happy to hear it. Please eat all you like, there is more waiting in the kitchen, so don't hesitate."

Then she turned to Rhiase and answered to her request. "Of course, my lady. Your room waiting for you. I had expected you would wish to clean yourself and change your clothes, so I sent a message ahead; somebody will have prepared your bath already. If you wish, I will accompany you to aid you with your armor." Cara bowed a last time to Rodney and Teyla before leaving the room. "If you need anything, the cook and her assistants are still in the kitchen and will hear you if you call out. Somebody will take you to your rooms after you have finished eating."

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Bonewhite entered the worshipper's room without giving any warning, as if he owned the place – which was indeed the case. He saw Cara approach and caught a telepathic glimpse of Rhiase's intentions. Naturally she wanted to get rid of the stench of battle which would pierce her senses even more than it would a human's. ~I will keep an eye on our 'guests' now. You need to recover now, child. I fear there is more battle yet coming our way.~

He turned to the humans, carefully projecting a non-aggressive telepathic presence in case Teyla Emmagan was using her Wraith senses. He had heard alarming stories of what her mind could do to a Wraith Queen's mind and he had no wish to provoke her in any form. He looked at the food and even though he would not touch it, he could still appreciate its scent. Good, he thought. It is important to demonstrate that we are a civilized ship, and our human servants are treated with respect. At times, he still didn't trust in the shaky alliance they had with the Lanteans but he was certain it was Guide's wish that his ship and crew made as good an impression as possible.

"I am afraid we still have not heard of your comrades," he addressed the humans. "We will be informed as soon as there are news from the Dreadnought. Maybe in the meantime you can fill me in on what happened on your mission."

@Mim @Teddy
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on February 12, 2020, 04:31:49 PM
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<Cafeteria>

"May as well." Chris lifted his toasted cheese, along with a can of Coke, pushing back in his chair. "We could make a party of this couldn't we Ty?" As he moved, Chief Cooper approached them. "Chief, fancy seeing you here? You're alive at least, if not a tad worse for wear." He scratched at the bandage under his rib cage. "Which I guess is the same for all of us. We're about to join the little lady over there and I see Captain Henschel is with her, I don't think we'll crowd them."

He wandered over, carefully carrying his tray. "Lieutenant, Captain Henschel. Mind if we join you?"

@sorra @Veteran52 @Alfa27escaped
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on February 12, 2020, 04:55:15 PM
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<Dreadnought centre hangar bay>

The man wasn't talkative, unlike many humans Todd had met in his time. Mere nods and indicators to show what was what, where was where and so on. Guide looked hard at the three steel cables attached to the unserviceable machines, then to the rear of the one the ship's Bosun told them to board. ~Primitive they might be Sin. Yet I fear its that very primitiveness that makes them so strong.~ He boarded the craft behind the Warrant Officer, taking a bench on the side. His eyes momentarily opened wide when he saw the circular device in the floor. ~We should not underestimate them. I am slightly familiar with this device, let us say a few days spent aboard one of their ships returning me to our galaxy from Earth, gave me an insightful education. Suffice to say these are yet another Ancient device for transportation.~

"We should leave quickly." He quipped with impatience to Tucker.

@Sio83
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on February 13, 2020, 02:54:04 AM
Todd's words to Tucker brought Sin out of a daydream he had been focusing on for the last half hour.  sin hadn't been ignoring his commander's psychic messages; they merely  went along with what the scientist had been concentrating on all this time.

A weapon as such would be even more simple than sin had surmised.  The protective structure had given him a surprising amount of inspiration for his own design.   Since then, Sin had been bored and gave more thought to how to make such weapons on their own without irrevocably poisoning or destroying his own kind first.

Perhaps if Tucker had said something earlier.  Even mumbling about how much he didn't like wraith in such proximity or even grumbling about mere human problems would have piqued Sin's interest into their odd and varied culture.

"Indeed." Sin stated.

Producing their own weapons of this caliber would be far more difficult than he at first thought.  he had assumed it was the design that would be the greatest obstacle.  He now realized it was obtaining the proper materials was the most difficult task.  Collecting radioactive materials amongst the stars would be tedious and long if they had the luxury of merely bothering with primitive humans.  At the moment, they were at war.  Even obtaining materials from planets would be difficult and he was not an expert on terrestrial tasks.  He would have to consult not just his commander, but others as well.

@Ellen_Ripley @Mim
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on February 13, 2020, 06:59:38 AM
<cafeteria>
Chief Cooper just wanted to sit down and eat. But he did want to re-connect with his former teammate,Chris!
 "Sure,why not?.As the chairs were scraped back and room was made at the table, Cooper tried to recognize everyone there. Chris he knew,but the others were new to him,or he had seen them briefly,someplace else."Im Chief Morgan,AR-3,I appreciate your making room for us,its been a while since We've been back on board,nice just to sit,relax and have some chow
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: sorra on February 16, 2020, 09:46:28 AM
<cafeteria >

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Ty grinned as he gathered his own meal up.  "A party sounds good right now," he agreed, tryint not to itch at the stitches in his arm.  Getting shot certainly wasn't a fun thing.  It was nothing like the movies.  He nodded at Cooper.  "I'd say they have room."

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Rob stretched a bit.  He hoped Alecia was getting on alright.  After eating he planned on going back down to check on the progress of the ships.  Before he could respond to Stella the others walked over.  He hid a quick yawn as his adrenaline was now crashing.  "The more the merrier.  Right, Stella. And please, call me Rob."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on February 18, 2020, 06:14:01 AM
<<Cafeteria>>
Chief Cooper Morgan immediately felt a glimmer of a welcome from the Sergeant,Yes,a party sounds good,ImIm Chief Morgan,just call me 'Coop',ok? Now,if I had my choice,this would be on a beach,early June,SoCal,with barbecues,volley ball and surfin'(Chukle). But, since were here,doe anyone have any news about anything new,actions,reorts on enemy,anything? Feels like Ive been hibernatin'
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on February 18, 2020, 09:17:17 AM
  <Kenny's Hive>
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<Kennys Hive – Worshippers Dining Room>

 “Thank you Cara you have been most kind to us.” Teyla gave one of those unique smiles she was capable of despite her warrior exterior, that told anyone on the receiving end of that expression she was warm and sincere in her actions. “I’m quite sure Doctor MacKay will find some excuse for more of your sumptuous fare, thank you again.” She watched the woman leave with Rhiase, a question on her mind she spoke aloud but too loud to Rodney. “Do you think in the days, weeks and years to come, this Alliance we have will hold? I ask because you know now almost as much about them as I do. Change is on the way Rodney, I know Todd wills it. How much resistance from among his own he is meeting is another question.”


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 ~I'll leave them in your tender care then father.~ A hint of irony, or sarcasm. It could be taken both ways really; in this case only Rhiase knew it was the former.

<Rhiase's Room>

 Walking beside Cara, Rhiase made sure at all times those humans that served the Wraith were never left to feel in her presence they were something lower. She had a respect for humanity in general, even if many of them had been her sworn enemies. “I’d appreciate the company Cara, so yes please do.” She told her as they entered the room set aside for the Half-Wraith commander not far away. A plain simple room with few adornments save for a collection of weapons on one wall. Blades, guns, there were quite a few, even from the Lanteans. She stood beside the plain looking cot, covered with nothing more than some old flag she had taken from an enemy long ago. Hold her arms out wide she waited for Cara to start with the buckles that held the armor on her back. “There are things I would speak of if you don’t mind.”  Quite a few things in fact.


<Kennys Hive – Worshippers Dining Room>

 Teyla wasn't at all surprised or taken aback by the reappearance of Bone White, in fact she half expected it. "I can only assume they are still recovering themselves on the ship. We took quite a beating in the first battles with the Vanir ships, so in the aftermath of what took place while we were on the ground, we have to think things are probably in quite a mess over there." Her eyes absently cast in the general direction of where the Dreadnought sat somewhere hopefully not far away."For our part it was relatively straight forward up until we were down there perhaps an hour or so. Then things rapidly fell apart when we realized we had been lured into a trap. John Sheppard ordered the evacuation, we thought might be straight forward; that I can only think was exactly what they were waiting for. They hit us with perhaps possibly two full battalions. Only good planning and good people saw us escape, though not all. Doctor McKay, myself and Rhiase as you know were trapped behind when our escape ship was hit. Your commander should fill you in on her losses, I will say they were brave and heroic to the last." Teyla leaned her head to Rodney. "We did though leave a gift behind didn't we Rodney?"


 @Teddy  @Draco-Stellaris
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on February 18, 2020, 09:27:41 AM

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 <2 conference room>

 "Since both of you were obviously thrown into this, I think you did alright don't you agree Mister Baker, Satterfield?" There was nothing better for morale of the troops than a little praise in the right direction, Jordan had learned that lesson well.

 Dipping her head up and down twice Alecia knew where the SEAL was coming from. "Yeah they did, I mean Lieutenants I don't think I could have handled a debrief any better and now that we are done, I guess you both should return to your duties."

 "Agreed. Baker..." She tapped her chin. "We should clean up ourselves some, then see to our troops don't you think?" Not that she worried too much about the team, but as the old saying goes 'when the cat is away'.

 "I'm with you on that Commander. I have my own debrief to go over with my crew. Ladies, if you'll excuse me." She stood ready to leave.
 
 @Thaddeus @Robert Laurel  @Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Mim on February 18, 2020, 11:13:58 AM
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<401A-27>

 "Stand by." The voice from up front came over the internal rear speakers.

 With a sly look on his face, Tucker glanced at the two Wraith. "I'd be pushing myself hard into the back of the seat if I were you." He did as he told them, gripping the railing beneath the lower cushion with both hands. "The take off is kind of wild."

 "In five, four, three, two, one..." As the last number came to them, a slight roar was heard from above, the boosters coming into full power. Up front both pilot and co-pilot had their hands off the controls as the auto take-off was activated. Taking into consideration the two line was all a part of it, almost half a kilometer long. By the time old 27 was beyond the mouth of the hangar bay, the pilot would hit the thrusters to slow down so that the three relics would be dragged out gently. But it was those first three hundred meters, ramming all occupants into their seats as some 6g of force was applied.

 Not long after, with wheeled dollies beneath them, the three wrecks were slowly dragged out until they to were clear of the ship. The pilot then steered them towards Todd's ship. "Some direction here. Where should I dock?" The speaker blared again.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on February 18, 2020, 11:19:02 AM
2Conference Room
Lt.Leiovna remained at attention during the veritable rain of praises from the two ranking officers. If she could have gloed it would have been to regulation specs.If she could have spoken,she would have,but looking at her senior L-Tee,she simply asked.."Should We not be making 'Thank you's for their praises,Juliette??"]
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: DanielRyder on February 18, 2020, 12:24:23 PM
Lieutenant Jon Agathon

Cafeteria

Jon had been hiding behind a tray of burgers and fries with Root Beer. Recently he set himself to the med bay to get his leg checked out. He had twisted his ankle during the mission and excused himself. Every step felt painful. Right now, feeling stronger and well, he took a swig of his root beer and watched the door for his commander to come through. Checking the watched, he wondered if the meeting should be done by now as he regretted not being able to attend due to an embarrassing injury.



Lieutenant Ben Strtjer

Ben stood on the bride standing guard while watching the viewscreen. Keeping his eyes sharp for any signs of enemy movement, he also checked on the Wraith ship regularly. Speaking to one of the memebers of the bridge, he inquired. "How are the repairs? Give me an update."

He held his hand out as if waiting for someone to hand him some notes on the activity of the sector. The lieutenant felt uneasy at hiding for he felt that they were being watched like the enemy was waiting for them to come back out of hiding.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on February 18, 2020, 02:36:58 PM
"Thank you, commander", Juliette said as the wound up the debrief. "I'll contact you if I need anything else". She gathered up her notes and prepared to leave.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Thaddeus on February 19, 2020, 03:56:43 AM
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<Conference room no. 2>

"Yes, definitely handled very well." He responded, quickly but not unkindly. His thoughts were spread elsewhere with the debrief coming to an end. His eyes went over to the SEAL when she mentioned needing to check in with the troops, and nodded.

"Right," Baker went to stand, a roll in one hand as he went for the door. He probably would clean up afterwards, the information gathered in the conference and that which he needed off his team topped his own need for personal admin. "Need to debrief my own team."
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Robert Laurel on February 19, 2020, 05:55:42 AM
Juliette turned to Lieutenant Leonova. "Thank you, Lieutenant. This was not my first debrief so I just copied what worked for me before. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me".

@Veteran52
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Veteran52 on February 19, 2020, 07:19:11 AM
<Conference Room #2>
Leiovna quietly breathed a sigh of relief"Thank you L-Tee,I am always looking for chances to be improving in my abilities. To be of a further usefulness to this ship and crew,I will be giving you a response for more information Leiovna was now aware of a great emptiness,she was finally feeling hunger pangs and thought it would be good to eat and perhaps find friends to eat and chat with.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Ellen_Ripley on March 04, 2020, 04:55:19 PM
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<Wraith Flag Ship>

~I have this feeling they did that purposefully~ Todd said to Sin, making light of the dreadful take off procedure of the primitive yet effective craft.

The trip thereafter was relatively without incident at the small 401 hauled her all too dangerous towed cargo cargo behind. He glanced at Sin, another thought though unsaid. Something along the lines of how far they were willing to go. Then something occurred to him as he replied. "There is a larger cargo bay center of the ship beneath." His feline eyes met with Tucker's. "Has anyone calculated the possible blast radius? Sin?" He added.
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on March 05, 2020, 04:30:13 AM
"That would be difficult to calculate precisely," Sin answered.  "Without wind, the area within a mile radius from the impact site will be dangerous.  Wind, sediment, and the watershed will spread the radiation.  It will be likely centuries before the effects are reduced to safe levels.  These things may be more effective merely to demonstrate once or twice and then keep as permanent collateral," he advised.  "We would not be able to take much of the planet for ourselves to start new human colonies.  That may be part of our enemy's plan."

@Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on March 06, 2020, 02:50:33 AM
<the hive>

Rodney gave Teyla a smug grin

"Of course I did, it was the least I could do"

He shoved the last of the stew in his mouth and looked around the room

"I wonder what the stew was, or is it best I don't ask?"
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Draco-Stellaris on March 13, 2020, 03:36:00 AM
<Kenny's Hive – Rhiase's Room>
Cara, NPC

Obediently Cara began to open the buckles on Rhiase's back. She'd never worn any armor herself but she imagined it must become very uncomfortable after a while. The leather of the straps was in good condition and Cara had no difficulties removing them. She was sure Rhiase took pride in keeping her armor always in top condition. Cara nodded at being addressed, a bit suprised. "Of course, my lady. What would you like to talk of?"

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<Kennys Hive – Worshippers Dining Room>

Bonewhite listened to Teyla's description of the events. Having been told to stay out of sight, he'd had no idea what had been going on but now it all made sense. When Teyla had finished, he nodded. "You made the best of a bad situation. We can only hope that the attack has, at the very least, distracted the enemy for long enough to deliver another strike. I know Guide is planning something on board the Dreadnought but he has not filled me in on the details yet."

He turned to Rodney, who'd eaten up and suppressing his amusement, he replied. "I assure you, Dr McKay, the stew is made from completely harmless ingredients. But let me ask: What kind of gift did you leave behind?"

@Mim @Teddy
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Sio83 on March 24, 2020, 03:34:05 AM
<Wraith Flag Hiveship>

Dead worlds.

It was all he would think about, other than not defying his commander or queen.

These worlds would be left practically rancid, their rot infecting everything that touched it, event he immortal and eternal wraith.  Worlds would be left lifeless for time only his kind understood.

They would trade a murderous, unstoppable foe for a long, painful, lingering death by starvation.  Salvation came in the form of an arrogant people who saw in his own nothing but demons, an entire shared imagination and a cult built around it practically made for his people to fit into their personal dark dreams.  And then such hatred cooled like frozen nitrogen, burning inside to the touch.  He stood by while his people were given a  strange device and they reveled in how it would wipe their enemies off the face of planets, seemingly more elated knowing it would erase everything else, even them as the stain seemed deep into the world, soaking it in its poison.

The worst part was that he had suggested such a thing, that he was intrigued by this burning ice.  He had seen eyes across an uncrossable gap between species and all he wanted was for those eyes to watch him with the same curiosity he watched theirs with and perhaps a few words to make the gap seem a little less unfathomable. 

He was a scientist and unlike those who reveled in their intelligence of his kind, he often thought of the consequences.  This one, like the one he carried a scar to remind himself of his mistake, spoke to him too late of the true burden of his intellectual curiosity.  True, he had imagined something far smaller, and with the intention of containment of the poison.

Yet, it was his own fault not to speak to his commander, as intimidating Guide was. It had been his duty to ask the commander to halt in his actions, as gleeful as he was over them.  He had never once convinced his superior to delay his attack.

He had once had the naive fear that it would be the Tau'ri who cause stars to fall from the sky or vanish into darkness, perhaps send novas to engulf his peoples' ships as they said their final farewell to the rest of the cosmos.  Now, he realized, it would be his own inactions that would make the starlit sky untouchable and the only home they had ever known forbidden to his own people.

There would be no scar worth carrying.  There would be no victory grand enough to wipe it away.  But at least he would admit the truth.  There would be no cowardly hiding in the wait for what he'd sentenced his own kind to. 

They were greater than him, better than him.  They deserved their revenge. he could not fault them on a path he'd taken them to. But he'd speak to them and he would accept that, as he had always thought, his fate would be different from his brothers.

@ Ellen_Ripley
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Teddy on March 24, 2020, 09:07:24 AM
<Kennys Hive – Worshippers Dining Room>

Rodney looked at Kenny, not quite knowing whether to believe him or not about the food, but, he tried to put it out of his head as Kenny had asked a question where he could brag about his brilliance,  he gave Kenny a lopsided grin and rotated from side to side and held up his finger.

"Let us just say they will not live to regret blowing Rodney McKay out of the sky and that a big boom and lots of screaming will be involved, the whole and I do mean, the whole of that cloning facility will be destroyed completely and anything else within a ten mile radius, courtesy of moi"

McKay looked around looking for praise
Title: Re: Tallellinian Sector: Vanir Home Base
Post by: Alfa27escaped on June 11, 2020, 02:57:21 AM
Stella Maxtra stepped into the hanger bay looking around to see any help. Sure she was bored and wanted something to do so she checked in on the officer in the hanger. She knew to talk to him if she was going to get work. The hanger was filled with some ships some that are being repaired and some that are just sitting there for the pilot to get in and fly it. She stood into attention mode when she got to talking rang, "Lieutenant Maxtra reporting for duty sir!"

@Mim
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