The Raven Squadron

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Re: The Raven Squadron

Post by glory_device » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:06 pm

(yeah the AI is pretty bad..what is fun is to try to do challenges...like take out an avatar with a shofixti and a umgah...I don't think it works the same way on the 3do version tho...the old dos version could block the chmrr laser.)

The interrogator pick-up the unknown encrypted datapad and tries to open it. Upon careful examination, he fall into a deep reflexion. His body tone changed from the previous arrogance to what seems like a big concern. He then open up a comm channel on his comm system.

''Paddy, get me Star Control Command on the double''


He then looks sternly at you with a deep look. His arrogant attitude nowhere to be seen.

''Do you have any sensor reading regarding the attack that you suffered?'' ''Also...does anyone else is aware of the events?''

''I used to know your captain, we served on a cruiser together. Back then, we were really good friend. He was loyal and competent and I trusted him. At the end of our mission, he seems distant...The next thing I knew was that he became a rogue pirate and stole a ship called the Raven''

''This encrypted file, even if I am not able to decrypt it, is a proof that he was in an undercover mission for Star Control. Senior officers are able to do a small partial decryption to get the relevant instruction. Usually, it means that an officer captured an undercover agent. In that case...it is gloom.''

''now, back to the matter at hands...what can we expect from you? Can we trust you? Is there any other relevant information that might help us?''
''I swiftly matured into a fine example of my species and with my parents' assistance, achieved independence.
Specifically, they pried me from the doorjamb, and rolled me into the street.'' -Fwiffo

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Re: The Raven Squadron

Post by Quasispatial » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:15 pm

(Grammar notions: - Between "deep look" and "his arrogant" you put a dot, whilst the correct separation symbol for the phrasing you used would be a comma. - "Also... does anyone is aware of the events" should be phrased as "Also... is anyone else aware of the events?" or, alternatively, "Also... do you know if anyone else is aware of the events?" - "really good friend" should be "really good friends" - "He seems distant" should've been "he seemed distant." - "Next thing I knew was that he became a rogue pirate and stole a ship called the Raven", here you should remove "was that" after "I knew". - "Is a proof that--(cut off to save space)", you should remove the "a" here. - Okay, that was the length of the corrections this time...)

"That is a lot of questions... I will answer them one at a time, to the best of my abilities."

[Equips the Mask of Lengthy Monologues]

"Firstly, we were serving aboard the Raven when we were attacked. After the crash, the ship's sensors seemed to have detected the attacker as Kohr-Ah, but the damages did not match the Kohr-Ah's weapons, so we believe that there was a sensor malfunction. From our investigations, the attack seems to have been focused at killing the crew in a shock attack instead of destroying the ship itself."
"As for your second question, as far as we know there aren't any others, except for those who attacked us, those who are the cause of the droids, you and me, and the others in this room as well as my companion."

"You mentioned a connection between the captain and Star Control. I already knew. As you probably remember, I told you that one of the pads had these "don't share with anyone" instructions. Well, by the time we'd discovered those, we had already read it. It was Star Control's orders to Trevor, the captain, more specifically from one 'General Ethan Moore', whoever that is. Here is the datapad. [Holds out the data pad with said orders on]"

"You also asked if you could trust us. Essentially, that's a pointless question, because no matter whether or not the person in question can be trusted, they are most likely going to give you the answer 'yes'. Essentially, that proves the universal pointlessness in asking if one can be trusted. Commonly, you would like to ask either why they can or why they can not be trusted, since this is a question capable of falling back onto solid or mental evidence created and judged by the mental structure of those judging the question, through which you can secure a solid decision regarding the trustworthiness of the one who's trust level you are considering. Seeing this, it is impossible for anybody to correctly answer the question which is being discussed."

"Another question was regarding expectations. I assume you want to know about our future plans. Essentially, we were planning to get a hold of a ship, preferably a Jugger, and then go out and try to find those responsible for this whole mess with hostile robots and sudden surprise attacks and the rest of this chaos-mixed chain of events."

(By the way, the datapads which the interrogator or whatnot looks at still stays in my inventory, right?)
"Sentient life. We are the Ur-Quan. Independence is intolerable. Blah, blah, blah." - the Spathi High Council, Star Control II.

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Re: The Raven Squadron

Post by glory_device » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:21 pm

''I know General Moore by name, but I don't report to him directly''

''For the moment we will need to wait for Star-Control Command's instruction regarding your current situation. In the mean time, I don't want to lose precious time doing nothing''

''I want you to bring back the Raven inside the compound so our technicians can analyse the hull and locate a signature. I will provide an escort to ensure that you are safe and sound''

''Our technician will also try to decrypt the datapads so we can get more insight about what your captain knew and discovered.''

''Finally, I will send a ship to the location where you were attacked to see if there is anything left there.''

''Do you think it is a sound plan?''
''I swiftly matured into a fine example of my species and with my parents' assistance, achieved independence.
Specifically, they pried me from the doorjamb, and rolled me into the street.'' -Fwiffo

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Re: The Raven Squadron

Post by Quasispatial » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:44 pm

"One question. You told me to bring back the Raven, but how exactly am I supposed to do that? It's not something you can put in your pocket, really."

(You did a few errors regarding the lack of a plural-signifying s in some spots, but I'm not going to make a massive list again.)
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Re: The Raven Squadron

Post by glory_device » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:17 pm

''You will be assisted by a crew of engineers and soldiers and the goal will be to patch things up enough to get the repulsor field online. After that, we will take a quick dash to the base.''

''Aerial cover will be provided by two cruisers from above.''

''Any other questions?''
''I swiftly matured into a fine example of my species and with my parents' assistance, achieved independence.
Specifically, they pried me from the doorjamb, and rolled me into the street.'' -Fwiffo

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Re: The Raven Squadron

Post by Quasispatial » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:48 am

"Yes, do you have any intelligence on the robotic forces' movement or positions?"
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Re: The Raven Squadron

Post by glory_device » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:37 pm

Unfortunately, we don't have much evidence. We don't really know where they came from and we're unable to detect them on any long range scan. Short range motion sensor are working, but they don't give us any insight. So far we encountered several different kind of robots. The one that you you destroyed were scout. They can place electromagnetic land mine to block vehicle path and set up ambush. Aside from that, there are standard war droid who are more resilient and we found one commanding drone. They don't offer much in terms of combat capabilities, but we think that they are used as an up-link for whoever is behind this.

We postulated that they were dropped on the planet using a recent meteor shower for decoy. We also began researching the carcass of several robots to see if we can get any more info out of them. We are also trying to rebuild some of them as a cheap way to fight fire with fire.

on a separate note, we will leave first thing in the morning.
''I swiftly matured into a fine example of my species and with my parents' assistance, achieved independence.
Specifically, they pried me from the doorjamb, and rolled me into the street.'' -Fwiffo

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Re: The Raven Squadron

Post by Quasispatial » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:45 pm

"Just one more thing: Do you know a place where I could sell these materials which I brought on the hover-platform? It's rather bulky, and I would prefer not having to bring it for the sake of ensuring that it's not stolen, and also it would be useful to actually get it sold sooner than later."

(On a separate note, you forgot pretty much every bit of plural-S except for the one which made up "robots".(And "capabilities"))
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Re: The Raven Squadron

Post by glory_device » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:55 pm

-The end client is actually the base itself, so consider your cargo delivered and sold. The money will be transferred right away.

*he gives instruction to bring 1500 RU over the comms*

-If you don't have any more inquiry, I strongly suggest that you get some rest. If you excuse me, I must report to star control. You already met Corporal Mays at the compound entrance. He will be assigned with his battalion to the mission. Your goal will be to guide them and help them protect the engineering group. I believe that your friend will also take part in the journey since he knows the ship a bit better. (Assume by that that you can use Alvarin's engineering capabilities whenever you want if you keep him alive that is...)

You exit the room and notice that it is about 7pm. You quickly acknowledge Corporal Mays and he gives you 1500 RU. What do you choose to do?
''I swiftly matured into a fine example of my species and with my parents' assistance, achieved independence.
Specifically, they pried me from the doorjamb, and rolled me into the street.'' -Fwiffo

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Re: The Raven Squadron

Post by Quasispatial » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:12 pm

<Find a place to rest> (I'm probably pretty tired, yeah, so might as well get the afforementioned rest.)

[When going to bed, equip the Veil of Restful Slumber]
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