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« Reply #135 on: August 17, 2016, 07:36:50 AM »

:: Specialist Jathan Cort/Eatan Surrell ::
:: Galley ::

Cort headed out the galley door and saw Kardac as he was heading in.  The senior officer greeted him and he simply nodded in response as they passed by.  The Specialist took a couple of steps down the corridor and then paused a moment, thinking more about what Bel had said earlier in their conversation.  Despite all the mystery surrounding the woman and her tendency to go back to her firty charming persona, he had the feeling that she was telling the truth about why she was here.  There was no other logical explanation why she was on this mission since she was receiving no financial compensation and her ship had been repaired beforehand.  As he stood outside in the corridor he heard Kardac striking up a conversation with the smuggler.  She seemed to be genuinely concerned about failing to connect with the soldiers and gain their trust.  Bel continued speaking more quietly, but he could make out enough to get the gist of what she was saying.  She had told him earlier that the Empire wouldn't have massacred the civilians on Touk if they hadn't been there, but now it sounded more like feelings of guilt and responsibility for what had happened.  Of course she could just be playing the Commander for a fool, she was a fringer after all, but something told him that was not the case.  She said something else but it was spoken too quietly for him to hear. 

Cort started moving again when he saw Styg turn the corner and head for the galley, and resumed his course for the cargo bay for some early morning calisthenics.

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A short time later, the Specialist was wrapping up one of his personally developed hand-to-hand combat routines when the Commander entered and called him back to the lounge.  He completed the final strikes of his routine before acknowledging Kardac with a nod and followed the man out of the cargo bay.  Cort once again entered the lounge and, ignoring those present, took a seat at the far end of the bench against the wall, a look of intense focus on his face. 
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« Reply #136 on: August 23, 2016, 06:04:35 AM »

:: Belyra Vekraa/ Elayne Korvani, Human Smuggler/ Mercenary ::
:: Galley area ::

Bel cocked her head to one side and regarded the stocky pilot sitting next to her as he spoke. He was cocky and said whatever he wanted with a great deal of sarcasm but as such was far more like the type she was used to dealing with. His abilities as a pilot and mechanic didn’t hurt her opinion of him either. Again she wondered exactly what he did before this. Too young to have explored too much of the galaxy before he joined the Rebels, though even that thought make her stop and think. No, he probably wasn’t, after all she’d left home just shy of her sixteenth birthday and had already been from one end of the galaxy to the other and many places in between before she obtained the Wagtail’s Shadow, and he was probably about the age she was when she got it. She gave Kardac a little nod when he spoke and left, then turned back to Styg flashing him a genuine smile.

“You know what, you’re alright Styg.”

The first of the crew began entering they galley and lounge area and with the mental equivalent of shaking the thoughts from her head she brought her thoughts back to the here and now and the mission they were about to attempt. No more jumping between personalities and letting herself relax, from here on out she was the gun for hire Elayne Korvani. As more people entered she spoke again to Styg, this time in a quieter voice.

“You remember how to rig that hyperdrive back up once we make it purposely fail yeah?”

Given that Styg was going to play at being their mechanic and would stay on the ship, she and Kardac had agreed that he would also need to know how to ‘break’ and ‘fix’ the hyperdrive and he had been run through it a few times the day before and shown where the parts were hidden. Elayne didn’t like sharing more secrets about her ship though it made perfect sense in this situation to show the pilot. Once they entered the system he would be charged with quickly disabling the drive… after they had been confirmed for clearance and were certain they weren’t going to be shot at and needed to make a speedy get away.

The man rolled his eyes and shot her a look that spoke volumes and the smuggler lifted both hands palms outwards in mock surrender. “Okay okay I get the picture, you know what you’re doing. I’m just always a little nervous about purposely disabling something that prevents me from escaping. At least this time I’ve got others helping me though, should make it much easier.”

The last of the crew entered the now crowded room and she glanced around doing a mental headcount and noting everyone was present. They looked a sorry lot. Everyone was battered in some way and they were all wearing their days old civilian clothing, which for some had rips, others had blood splatters, and for all were getting a little ripe. Elayne was used to dealing with all kinds of shady nasty sorts but the smell of so many men crowded together who hadn’t bathed in days made her wrinkle up her nose a little. First thing she would do when this mission was over would be to line them up in the refresher and make them all take sonic showers. Hell, she’d offer up her personal refresher if it meant getting them all smelling clean again. She knew she didn’t smell the prettiest either, while she had the luxury of bathing and clean clothes she was wearing her armour and it didn’t matter what she did, the armour always retained some smell. That, and the fact she hadn’t washed her hair properly in days to make herself look more the part. She definitely looked forward to a good wash after the mission was over.

With everyone present Kardac stood up and walked over so he was in front of everyone, and Elayne, still seated at the table, twisted a little to turn her attention to him.
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« Reply #137 on: August 26, 2016, 02:49:35 PM »

:: Lieutenant Commander Kardac Shalth/Kaberc Shurret ::
:: Galley/Lounge ::

~Once everybody was assembled he started going over things once more.  He activated the hologram on the table and inserted the data chip he had.~

"As you know, this is the base layout that we were provided."



"Since this surveillance was taken several days ago, the Alliance deemed this mission important enough for another recon pass to be made, this time with a little more detail used.  We received the intel not too long ago as it was relayed to the Qanotha and then to us.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute, but I'm not gonna balk it.  So, you can see here...."

~He flipped to the next holo image and this time the base had some more detail to it.  The main generator was a little clearer, but now the other two auxiliary generators were more distinguishable.  Also the equipment on top of some of the buildings was now more distinguishable.~



"As you can see, we now know for sure that the two buildings we suspected are indeed auxiliary generators.  We can also make out the arrays on the top of the two center buildings a little better.  The one closest to the landing area is comms equipment for sure, and the one next to that looks to be the sensor arrays.  Also, you can see the southeast building has a whole lot of ventilation equipment on the roof.  I'm willing to bet my last credit that's where they are doing their experiments.  They would want the climate very controlled and also any ventilation for different rooms, especially ones with infected subjects, kept separate from each other.  Now, we have three thermal res shots..."

~He flipped through one, and then another, and then to the last one.~

"The thermal shots show us approximate heat signatures from within the buildings at morning, afternoon, and night.  We don't get much of an individual body count because the scans weren't close enough, but we can tell at night that most of the buildings are nearly or completely empty, except for the two that are to the west and the southwest most one.  I'm going to bet that makes these three the barracks.  Probably broken up into three groups, the scientists, the mercs, and the Imp troops.  Also the central building to the south has minor, but constant heat signatures, day and night, and they don't move location.  With nothing significant on the roof, it's hard to tell what it might be.  However, given that the building to the north of what we are believing is the experimentation labs, does have changing signatures during day and none at night, I'm willing to bet the ones in that central southern building don't or can't leave.  This probably means prisoners in cells and guards who do come and go, but who are always in the same spots watching the prisoners.  It would make sense to have the building that houses your future test subjects to be right next to where your testing is done."

~Kardac flipped the holo display back to the more detailed image and then looked at the group.~

"Now, I know it still doesn't give us an exact body count, but it's a fair bit more than what we had to go on before.  Obviously some of this still isn't concrete evidence, but it gives us a possible picture.  We now have a little more detail about our demo targets as well as the base layout.  While the four of us that will not be locked up would probably have eventually figured out the locations of what was what on the base, this gives those of you that will be locked up a slightly better idea of what's where when the time comes to spring you all.  So, thoughts?"

~He looked around, more specifically at Lunelle, Areta, Bel, Styg and Keler.~
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« Reply #138 on: August 28, 2016, 07:54:18 PM »

:: Specialist Tyy'n (Valkee), Bothan ::
:: Galley/Lounge ::

Tyy'n felt well-rested and focused as the Commander gave the briefing. Being the shortest sentient, he was at the front of the grouped people. The intel that they had received was relieving for the confirmation of the external structures, and, with the addition of the thermal scans, the interior layout was easier to picture. When he asked for questions, Tyy'n raised his hand. When the Commander motioned to Tyy'n, his hand dropped to the dishevelled braids beneath his left ear and spoke up. "Do we know if the cages be delivered to the landing platform or some other structure? From that can we estimate the route they will be taken?"
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« Reply #139 on: August 29, 2016, 06:00:19 PM »

:: Belyra Vekraa/ Elayne Korvani, Human Smuggler/ Mercenary ::
:: Galley ::

Elayne watched with some interest as Kardac presented the updated reconnaissance images. They must have arrived while she was asleep, because the ship hadn’t received any communications before she had retired to her quarters. He finished explaining the data and turned the screen back to the more detailed image before overlaying a skeleton layout of the base with updated titles for each building. The woman found all of this very novel and a far cry from what she was used to working with. Before she could say anything to his asking if anyone had questions the Bothan raised his hand before being nodded at and allowed to speak. She also found that concept amusing. Sure, you didn't go interrupting some crime boss while he was speaking but asking for permission like that made her feel like she was back in school. These military types sure were different.

"Do we know if the cages be delivered to the landing platform or some other structure? From that can we estimate the route they will be taken?"

“Actually...” the smuggler started before glancing at Kardac. He didn’t give her a disapproving or warning look so she took that to mean she could continue.

“We are gonna march you straight out of the ship at blasterpoint. You'll have binders put on you when we put you in the cells, and we will lash you together when we escort you out. Before that happens will be the customary meet and greet, you don't hand over your prized cargo before seeing who you are dealing with. Be aware that once we hit Drongar, you are prisoners. No discussing the mission, the only chit chat should be the worried moanings of captives who have no idea what is in store for them or where they are being taken. This might sound obvious to say now, but I'm saying it anyway coz there's a good chance that whoever will receive you will possibly have a couple of their own men come aboard the ship to help escort you. Imperials in particular don’t care much about the proper way of things and will just barge onto your ship without invitation. Past us escorting you down to the landing platform, who knows? Once you are handed over I'd expect they'll take you straight inside to whatever holding cells they have. Depending on who is really running things down there, we mercs might be allowed inside with escort, or we might be confined to ship. Hopefully we can work it that we be allowed access but we won't know until we are there.”

Elayne looked at the holo image again. “What I want to know is how the kriff are we going to make sure we are inside the complex when the bombs start going off and Styg starts shooting missiles so that we can get to the prisoners immediately to spring yas, but make sure we ain't gonna be in the particular buildings that will be merrily reduced to rumble?”
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« Reply #140 on: September 06, 2016, 08:47:49 AM »

:: Lieutenant Commander Kardac Shalth/Kaberc Shurret ::
:: Galley/Lounge ::

~Tyy'n spoke up and Kardac let Bel field the question.  However once she was done, she had questions of her own.~

"For the explosive on the main reactor we'll use short range line of sight transmitters to detonate it since it is right next to the landing platform.  Once main power drops, any monitoring or jamming they might be doing will be interrupted long enough for a specific signal to be transmitted which will detonate the explosives that we will plant on the two auxiliary generators.  Now, that being said, we may not be able to blow both the auxiliary generators.  We may very well have to leave the one up so that the containment of the weapon stays in effect and so that we have access to the computers."

~Kardac manipulated the image and crossed off the building that had the main generator that would be blown up with planted explosives.~

"Given the placement, the auxiliary generator to the south is the one that would run the buildings with the comms and sensors as well as the labs, possibly even minimal power to the barracks for doors and lights.  The one to the northwest would then have to be the one that runs the defenses, making it the one that needs to be eliminated."

~He marked off the northwest generator like the first and left the southern one alone.~

"After the generators are down, the shooting will start.  We'll know we'll be safe in buildings because Styg won't start the explosives show without knowing we're good to go.  As for the missiles and reducing buildings to rubble, we have eight, of which six are standard high yield weapons.  The other two missiles, which are the first and second rounds in launcher two, are bunker burners which are designed to pierce a structure and burn it out from the inside, rather than exploding.  If we are correct in our assumption of the prison structure, we'll want to use one of those two on the barracks that appears to be right next door since it will likely be either the mercs or the troopers so they can be close to the prisoners.  The other can be used on the fly on a target we designate, possibly the other barracks that has armed personnel in it, or another building like the one that has sensors on the roof or the one north of the labs."

~As he spoke he was tapping some of the structures, designating which he was talking about.~

"The majority of the rest of the targets that need to be eliminated should be able to taken out with guns, like comms array, the two cannons covering the landing area, the four sentry posts, and the sensors array.  Between Styg controlling the forward guns and my R3 controlling the dorsal and ventral turrets, they should be able to take out four targets each in fairly short order.  The ground buzzer will also help take care of anybody that decides to pop their head up and take pot shots at the ship.  I don't think we'll need to take out the four large gun emplacements as they won't work without a big enough power source like the ones we'll have slagged already.  However if we do need to do so, they may require missiles to destroy.  Also we probably will use one on the lab at the end to make sure it's completely blown to bits."

~Kardac looked around, questioning the group.~

"Any other questions about the plan so far or any changes with this new update?"
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« Reply #141 on: September 06, 2016, 03:30:09 PM »

:: Lieutenant Areta Viridux Duros Pilot/Intelligence Officer::
::AKA Jad DeBrek, captured transport owner/captain::
::Galley/ Lounge::

Areta had kept himself to himself as much as possible on the outward flight. At one point Captain Lunelle had spoken to him about it but Areta had informed him that he was simply staying in character. Jad DeBrek as well as being captured and taken into slavery or whatever fate awaited him would have lost his ship, which would likely be his home and families livelihood. In Duros culture unpaid debts were a huge social stigma so it would be likely that Debrek would be very withdrawn and depressed. This also suited Areta and fitted into the concept of being an anonymous prisoner or grey being that he had learnt to adopt if captured while he had being doing infiltration training.

In the here and now however he had to give his opinion as Intelligence Officer.

“may I?” Areta asked, reaching over to take the holo remote from the Lieutenant Commander.

The Duros flipped back a few images, the image he stopped on had been taken taken at an angle, much of the compound was in shadow but he zoomed into two small blotches that were under the edge of the raised landing pad.
“here” he flick back to the thermal image “and here. These look to me to be a couple of power droids, you can see in this image that this one has moved. It’s not surprising to find them by the launch pad and the imperials won’t be able to run much by the way of shield or weapons off them. But if they are linked into the power system they could probably maintain power to the security doors, lighting and atmospheric systems. Just something to be aware of as you won’t be able to get a clear shot at them from the ship, a well-placed ion grenade would be ample however.” The Lieutenant Commanders face remained impassive he just gave a small nod. “that is all I have to add from this new information” said Areta.
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« Reply #142 on: September 15, 2016, 08:14:16 AM »

:: Belyra Vekraa/ Elayne Korvani, Human Smuggler/ Mercenary ::
:: Lounge/ Galley area ::

The independent watched the images as the others spoke. She still wasn't so certain about buildings being blown up while she was inside another, what if a mistake was made, miscommunication or they became separated? Coming up with a plan as they went was something she was familiar with, but the more variables and the more beings involved the more risk there was. She also wasn't completely happy with leaving her ship in the hands of others, but she didn't want to miss out on the ground action and knew Styg wasn't a sloppy pilot. She pushed the thoughts from her mind, she would deal with them when it came to it.

The Duros' spotting of the power droids was a handy heads up, and she spoke her thoughts out aloud in a musing tone.

"Ion grenade sure, or we can use the droids to our own advantage. Whatever we need at the time I guess."

When no one else asked any questions Elayne stood up from her seat. "Well if that's all for now I better do my rounds of the ship, make sure everything's good to go before we put people in cages and drop outta hyperspace."

She looked at Kardac who gave her a small nod, then threaded her way between those present to exit the room.
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« Reply #143 on: September 22, 2016, 02:28:28 AM »

:: Specialist Tharu Tyy'n ("Valkee"), Bothan ::
:: Wagtail's Shadow Lounge ::

The Duros' observation and the subsequent discussion of the droids sparked Tyy'n's mind to inquire to the Commander about that miniaturised power cell. Being marched at gun-point into Imperial hands meant that he would have to feign deactivation, though he would probably be inspected to show that it was a hoax. He could reprogramme the droids, but either he would need a datapad to reconfigure the codes, or his arm to be operational to upload prewritten protocols. When the Smuggler presumptuously dismissed the meeting, Tyy'n made his way directly to the Commander to discuss his personal dilemma.
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« Reply #144 on: September 24, 2016, 06:51:04 PM »

:: Lieutenant Commander Kardac Shalth/Kaberc Shurret ::
:: Galley/Lounge ::

~Kardac allowed Areta to take point and bring up something he'd noticed about the latest bit of intel.  As the power droids were pointed out he nodded at the Duros' words.  After Areta finished Bel spoke up and brought another idea to light.  It was actually something he had begun to think about himself.  If the research building didn't have it's own independent backup, which he was thinking it might considering the dangerous and sensitive nature of the weapon, they could use the power droids to run the building.  This would allow them to blow the other auxiliary generator outside and minimize any other trouble that might arise from having to leave it intact.  When Bel went to take her leave he nodded to her.~

"Alright then."

~Looking back to the group nobody else seemed to have any questions.~

"If that's it, then you're all dismissed.  Get your last bit of any prep you need to do because in a couple hours most of you are going to be put in cages."

~People started to disperse and Tyy'n approached him.~

"Valkee, this about the power cell for your arm?"

~The Bothan nodded.~

"I have your replacement on me.  We'll swap it in once you go in the cages and we'll have it in the off position so your arm and the cell don't show any active readings.  Anything else?"
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« Reply #145 on: October 02, 2016, 03:56:42 AM »

:: Spc Tyy'n "Valkee", Bothan ::

Tyy'n was surprised by the Commander's anticipation of his own concern. The surprise stiffened his fur momentarily before relaxing. "No, Shurret, that was actually what I came to talk about. But now that I'm thinking about it," Tyy'n reached into the compartment on the dorsal side of his arm and pulled out some cables. "With these, I should be able to reprogramme the droids. That's given they can be returned to me on the ground."
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« Reply #146 on: October 09, 2016, 08:07:09 PM »

:: Lieutenant Commander Kardac Shalth/Kaberc Shurret ::
:: Galley/Lounge ::

~Kardac smiled just a little when he read the surprise on Tyy'n's face.  As a commanding officer he'd gotten pretty good at guessing what issues people were going to come to him with.  The arm had been a guess, but an educated one. They Bothan of course would be concerned about the loss of its use.  When the Specialist then pulled out a set of cables from another compartment Kardac took them as Tyy'n explained what they were for.  He nodded in understanding.~

"Aye, I'll make sure they get back to you when you all are sprung.  I'm hoping the power droids are your basic kind and will respond to verbal command and will just go along with power being lost and them being needed, but obviously we won't know until we get to them."

~He looked down and tucked the cables into one of his pockets before he looked back to the Bothan.~

"Anything else Valkee?"

~The Specialist shook his head.~

"Alright then, finish your final prep and be ready to get locked up."

~The Bothan headed off and Kardac headed for the cockpit.~
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« Reply #147 on: October 17, 2016, 09:39:25 AM »

:: Belyra Vekraa/ Elayne Korvani, Human Smuggler / Mercenary ::
:: Corridor ::

The woman was feeling an anxious excitement build as she went around the ship checking everything, then checked the hyperdrive parts were ready to ‘damage’ the hyperdrive. She always found it thrilling and exciting pulling a con, and this one was probably one of the more ambitious things she'd done. Her anxiety still mostly stemmed from the fact so many others were involved that if any of them slipped up it would blow their whole cover. If things really got bad she might be able to feint ignorance of their identities and bluff her way out but given her current status with the Empire it was unlikely. Besides, one less mercenary was of no concern to them, they would just as easily throw her in as a prisoner with everyone else.

Growingly her anxiety was also from the increasing realisation of how much their lives all depended on her. Elayne had been well aware of that fact all along but with them just hours out it was hitting home. She was confident in her abilities but accidents and unfortunate events could happen. If any of them lost their lives or were seriously hurt there was a very real likelihood that would be on her head. Not only was she worried about the repercussions of what that could do to her relations with the Alliance, but she realised she was actually concerned for them as individuals.

“You are getting soft” she muttered to herself and continued with her tasks.

A couple of hours later everyone was being piled into the cages, Lunelle, Tyy’n and Areta in the storage room; Zeeke, Dak’r and Jathan in one of the cages; and Dessh, Tej and Cab in the second cage. They were large enough that three beings could lie down side by side in each, just barely, and humans had head space though a tall species such as a wookiee would have to hunch over, with the storage room cell a bit bigger. True to her previous words Elayne didn’t get involved in putting the ‘prisoners’ into the cages, instead she stood leaning against the doorway to the cargo bay with her arms folded and a neutral expression on her face. She saw Kardac take Tyy’n aside and do something with his arm, the cybernetic attachment going limp before it powered back up briefly then again became limp and a dead weight. Briefly she wondered what they were doing until she remembered an earlier conversation with the executive officer. The slimline power cell would mean the Bothan would have a small amount of power when escaping the cells rather than his arm being a burden but would powered down for the rest of the time. Kardac had said it didn’t have much power and that he had an additional cell to add to it, as well as the original.

As they finished up she stood up and walked over to Tyy’n before he went into the storage room. “Can I speak with you a moment Valkee?” she asked him quietly and after a moment he agreed, a questioning look on his face as he followed her a few steps away from the others.

“Just one question, how do you say ‘signal’ in your language? I can’t figure it out.”

The look Tyy’n gave her was very suspicious and he said bluntly “why?”

“Insurance” was her simple and cryptic reply.

He gave her a hard look for a while before he seemed to decide there was no reason he shouldn't. He pronounced it for her a few times, Elayne trying herself after that. She had a general knack for picking up phrases of different languages as a result of her work, but while she had worked for a while with a Bothan she had never picked up more than a few words of the language, she found it much harder to speak than some others. He corrected her a few times and her general dislike for the being was making her tetchy with him for correcting her but she held her tongue and temper, after all she had gone to him for help. Eventually he gave a little nod.
”Passable, barely.”

“That's all it needs to be.” She started to walk away from him then added back over her shoulder, almost as if it was an afterthought, “thanks”.

She returned to her place in the doorway, watching as the now armoured Taresh and Kardac finished locking everyone away. When that was done they walked over to her.

“Cargo’s all loaded up?” she asked and Taresh nodded. “Good.” Assuming the role of the captain she strolled back towards the cockpit, Styg coming into view ahead of them from out of the galley dressed as the mechanic he was playing.

“Drop out is in about ten minutes, I'll give a two minute warning. Styg and Keler you will be in the turrets. Shurret with me.”

She'd had a brief argument with Kardac earlier when he said he would be riding co-pilot with her. Her argument against it was that Styg was meant to be playing her mechanic and co- pilot, while he was just one of her lackeys. He argued that if something bad should happen on their approach and they needed to haul jets out of there then as the operations commander whilst aboard the ship he should be the one flying co- pilot. She couldn’t completely disagree with that logic but she didn't like not playing the con right. He of course had pulled rank on the matter and now followed her into the cockpit. She sat down and started checking the hyperdrive timer and the systems, making sure all the readings to weapons, shields and engines were normal. Her persona had completely changed back to Elayne’s.

“Remember you are just meant to be the lackey, you aren't even meant to be there. You let me do any speaking over the comms and you keep your mouth shut in the background, I don’t want to give them any pause for concern. If for some crazy reason it does come up why some gunhand is flying co- pilot I'll say I had to send Styg to the engine room to find out what was happening with the hyperdrive. Won't be a complete lie anyway, since by the time we are on landing approach he will be back there breaking it.”

With everything on her console still reporting back better than it had been in a long time she checked the timer again then opened the shipwide comms.

“Two minutes until we drop out of hyperspace.”

She turned to Kardac, an idea from earlier still forming. “Hey, you said that you’ve got both the original power cell from Valkee’s arm as well as that new add on one? I was thinking, might be worth giving the add on to me. That way if something should happen we have more chance of getting at least one of the power cells to him.”
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« Reply #148 on: October 21, 2016, 07:39:20 AM »

:: Specialist Jathan Cort/Eatan Surrell ::
:: Cargo Bay ::

Jathan sat in the cage going over the mission details in his mind, a harder edged look than normal to his face.  He glanced over at Zeeke and Dak'r, both of whom had been unusually quiet since before the briefing.  Perhaps just mentally preparing for the mission as he was, although it seemed strange for the Sergeant to be so quiet.  Being locked up in such a confined space did not sit well with him, but at least it would only be for a short while.  He watched the exchange between Bel and Ty'yn, though he couldn't hear what was being said.  Hopefully whatever had happened between them previously would not come back to haunt this mission.

A short time later Bel's voice came over the comm announcing two minutes till drop out.  It wouldn't be too much longer until he and his fellow soldiers would be escorted to a new holding cell, in an Imperial controlled research facility, and their lives would in the hands of Kardac, Bel and the others. 
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« Reply #149 on: October 22, 2016, 04:55:55 PM »

:: Lieutenant Areta Viridux Duros Pilot/Intelligence Officer::
::AKA Jad DeBrek, captured transport owner/captain::
::Storage Room Cell::

Areta leant against the wall in the corner of the storage room and stared at the red light of the door lock. The room was cramped with Lunelle and the Bothan in there as well as himself but Areta supposed it was better than the indignity of having to be in an actual cage.

As they had been put into the makeshift cell the Lieutenant Commander had taken Valkee aside and speak with him. The focus of the discussion seemed to be the Bothans cybernetic arm. Korvani then had a rather cryptic conversation with the Bothan also. Areta looked towards Lunelle, who simply shrugged, the Captain looked more haggard than usual, which Areta supposed fitted the prisoner persona well.

As the Duros gazed at the doorlock  and listened to the noises of the ship, a grim sense of determination began to creep over him. During the early part of the trip on the Mynocks Bane Areta had focused angrily on what he saw as the ad hoc, poorly planned and poorly resourced nature of the mission, that ultimately was gambling with his life. He still had little confidence in the ability of the crew that were staying aboard the ship to carry out an effective rescue, but now his anger was directed in another direction.
When he ended up in the cells at the research station, Areta promised himself two things. Firstly he was not going to end up as an experiment, his suicide pills would look after that if need be. Secondly he was going to take a few imperials with him and if it was only scientists or contracted security to hand they would have to do instead.
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