<OOC> Lemon says, "Yeah.. Something like I mean. Pretty good guesses, up until the wassit gets into it."

<OOC> Lemon says, "Hey El."

Annah has connected.

<OOC> Annah says, "Hey everyone."

The thing shakes and begins to crumble.

You will be rewarded shortly for HP(#5495).

The thing shakes and begins to crumble.

You will be rewarded shortly for Hudita(#5803).

<OOC> Conrad would want you to define it's mundane capabilities more, and I'll look at it then, alright?

<OOC> Lemon says, "right."

<OOC> Elemental says, "OK"

Name set.

Lemon pages: Fair warning: My allergies are acting up. My nose is split between oozing and burning like fire, and I'm itching badly enough to seriously consider skinning as a solution. I thusly might have to leave.

You paged Lemon with 'OK'.

<OOC> Elemental says, "Something I've been thinking about after the double-critical failure last session. I'd like to try largely abandoning them for PC's and important NPC's, unless I can think of something dramatic that can happen. By that, I mean "You get your weapon stuck in a piece of the scenery and must waste precious moments pulling it free or abandon it.", not "You slip, and somehow hit yourself / an ally." Making errors in combat is one thing, but I think critical misses aren't much use; they just make characters look silly more than anything else."

<OOC> Elemental says, "Critical hits are unchanged."

<OOC> Annah says, "Sounds alright to me."

<OOC> Lemon says, "There was a critical miss last session? Otherwise, ok."

<OOC> Annah says, "One downside to BESM is that crit likelyhood (success or failure) is unaffected by skill level."

<OOC> Elemental says, "Two."

<OOC> Lemon says, "Called shots, ja."

From afar, Conrad ohs. If I can, I'd like to just bank my 1 CP for Organizational Ties for later use, as I'm not quite sure what to spend it on atm.

<OOC> Elemental says, "Well, it's the same with d20, and strangely, Exalted's system means that the more skilled you are, the more likely you are to critically fail rather than simply fail."

You get back your 10 Penny deposit for HP(#5495).

You get back your 10 Penny deposit for Hudita(#5803).

You paged Conrad with 'OK'.

<OOC> Lemon says, "In the battle between simplicity/speed and perfect realism, I'm on the side of simplicity/speed."

<OOC> Annah says, "Yeah, but you fail less overall, which makes sense. If you're really good, you're not going to mess up unless you make a mistake, and you won't do it often."

<OOC> Lemon sighs "And after several glorious weeks, it appears the spam has found me once again."

Spam Spam Spam Spam

<OOC> Lemon says, ""Re: a whopping weinner right awayy 3 " Ooo. Hotdogs!"

<OOC> Elemental says, "You know, it's reckoned that about half of all email traffic is spam, and it's rising."

<OOC> Lemon says, "Really? Half? That seems a bit low"

<OOC> Conrad says, "Half? It's more than that. *goes to get speech he did on Spam*"

<OOC> Annah says, "Last I heard was 70%, it's really shot up the last year."

<OOC> Lemon says, "It's a neccessary evil, it seems. The glory of the internet is founded on pornography and people wanting bigger wankers it seems.."

<OOC> Elemental says, "Don't forget those poor old Nigerian exiles who can't get too their money. Those guys sure get around."

<OOC> Annah shakes his head. "Spam's getting out of control, and really starting to damage the infrastructure.

Silmezka has connected.

<OOC> Lemon says, "Yes, I know"

<OOC> Lemon says, "But advertising is what pays the bills, more often than not"

<OOC> Conrad nods. "Yeah, it's hell on Network Admins. Clogs up bandwidth and makes e-mail less and less useful".

<OOC> Elemental says, "There needs to be a law. Ideally with a penalty where something gets lopped off."

Tabletop Room 2(#2828R)

Stepping into the room, you step into a small room, seemingly carved from a smooth white stone. An eclectic collection of tables and seats sit around. A large collection of strange artefacts sit around, and carved into the wall are depictions of famous scenes from games past and present.

Contents:

Kiojunak

Reality Button Version 2.0

Conrad

Annah

Lemon

Famous Scene 3

Famous Scene 2

Famous Scene 1

Obvious exits:

Out <O>

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "Spam me, and I'm entitled to your kneecaps."

<OOC> Annah says, "Spam doesn't pay for anything, though. It's a compleately parasitical entity."

<OOC> Lemon shrugs "Anyways, even if you did make it illegal, it'd be hell to track down those responsible."

<OOC> Annah slaps himself a few times. "Earth just went boom. Earth just went boom. Pain and anguish, right."

<OOC> Elemental says, "I know a conversation about spam might make that seem like a good idea, but focus."

<OOC> Conrad says, "A conversation about spam makes me almost feel good about the Earth going boom. Spammers are all dead."

<OOC> Lemon says, "Hey El? What kind of spam does the Galactic Empire suffer?"

<OOC> Lemon says, "I mean, they have some pretty buff psychics"

<OOC> Conrad will brb

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "Miss Cleobrax?"

<OOC> Lemon says, "Hmm.. *points at Annah and laughs*"

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "Obdula elongation products?"

Annah has disconnected.

Annah has connected.

<OOC> Lemon says, "Hmm.. *points at Annah and laughs* (repost)"

Set.

<OOC> Conrad says, "back"

<OOC> Lemon says, "I was just wondering that once we thaw out the colonists you're probably going to be bombarded with the cheesiest pickup line of them all: "Hey baby, wanna repopulate the human race?""

<OOC> Lemon says, "wonderong=considering. Stupid allergies"

<OOC> Annah says, "Leave'em personicles. Easier that way."

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "Summer sucks..."

Piper(#5421)

Louanne Piper is a woman in her early forties, with a handsome, though stern face, long red hair, and green eyes. Her voice sounds loud and commanding, and often annoyed at something or someone.

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "Although I did get my new check card today. Don't have any money in the bank, but I'm glad I have it. ^_^"

<OOC> Elemental says, "I know the feeling. Still, I managed to get the Matrix Reloaded soundtrack and Grendel TBP's during my brief period of solvency, so I'm happy for now."

<OOC> Annah says, "Check cards are fun. The convience of plastic without the evil of credit."

Set.

<OOC> Lemon says, "I'm fully in favor of replacing paper currency with 'em"

<OOC> Elemental says, "Starting in a few minutes."

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "Grendel's TBP's?"

<OOC> Annah says, "Paper is one the way out. The mints are having trouble outpacing counterfitters, and it's getting worse."

<OOC> Lemon says, "Yes, I know."

<OOC> Elemental says, "Yeah, the collections. It's weird, but good stuff."

Annah has reconnected.

<OOC> Annah says, "Bah....."

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "This stuff is the reason why money will never get pase, even with the advent of replicators. It'll all go electronic and it'll be a hell of a lot harder to make more that way. UP YOUR'S RODDENBERRY!!!!"

You say "The Starsplitter Bomb works by an unknown process, that induces rapid tectonic collapse within a planet, causing the mantle to heat to the degree that the crust becomes first liquid, and then gaseous. Needless to say, this has grievous consequences for everything on the planet or in it's immediate vicinity. Eventually, the liquid state of the planet will render it unstable, causing the shedding of parts of the rock."

You say "Casualties from the Battle of Earth were estimated at over one billion human lives lost, and six hundred Imperial lives, of which two hundred and ten were of the dreadnought Lordswright due to gravitational stresses caused by emerging from FTL so deep into a star system."

Annah has partially disconnected.

Annah has reconnected.

<OOC> Annah sighs. "Not a good trend."

<OOC> Elemental says, "Last thing seen?"

<OOC> Annah says, "Up your's Roddenberry."

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "^_^v"

<OOC> Lemon says, "Wait, so the planet is still there with people on it? Or were we down to 1 billion allready?"

You say "The Starsplitter Bomb works by an unknown process, that induces rapid tectonic collapse within a planet, causing the mantle to heat to the degree that the crust becomes first liquid, and then gaseous. Needless to say, this has grievous consequences for everything on the planet or in it's immediate vicinity. Eventually, the liquid state of the planet will render it unstable, causing the shedding of parts of the rock."

You say "Casualties from the Battle of Earth were estimated at over one billion human lives lost, and six hundred Imperial lives, of which two hundred and ten were of the dreadnought Lordswright due to gravitational stresses caused by emerging from FTL so deep into a star system."

You say "Damage report: HSP Minerva: 4 dead, 5 seriously injured. Two robots lost (Pilots Natklivemos and Bryant.) Extensive damage to bridge and primary shuttle, minor damage to shield generators; all repairable."

<OOC> Lemon says, "And weren't there some small colonies on Mars?"

<OOC> Elemental says, "The latter, and yes."

You say "Diana Base, Luna: The largest single settlement on the moon. Population 7,800, of whom 400 are in cryogenic suspension. Current governor-in-chief is Louanne Piper. Functions are primarily research and mining, and lately, the storage of the HSP volunteers."

<OOC> Annah says, "Where did the Minerva retreat to? Moon, Mars, far system?"

<OOC> Elemental says, "Moon."

<OOC> Lemon says, "And the alien ships are gone?"

<OOC> Annah waits for the intro narration to finish before asking more silly questions.

<OOC> Elemental says, "Yes. Something else. If you have niggling questions, could you bring them up--before-- I start in future?"

<OOC> Lemon says, "Well, I thought the entire planet blew up"

<OOC> Lemon says, "Then you say there were just 1 billion dead"

<OOC> Kiojunak hands Elemental the stick of Tyson-Beating.

<OOC> Lemon says, "Hey, fuck you Joe. It's not my fault he wasn't clear."

<OOC> Elemental says, "There were only 1 billion people left. Reduced land, reduced food production, and the population never fully recovered in 42 years."

You say "Diana Base, Luna: The largest single settlement on the moon. Population 6,800, of whom 400 are in cryogenic suspension. Current governor-in-chief is Louanne Piper. Functions are primarily research and mining, and lately, the storage for the HSP volunteers."

Annah has partially disconnected.

= The Minerva emerges from the gateway as near as is safe to Luna, and hasty arrangements are made to land.

Kiojunak is busy checking the escape pods he managed to collect, and more importantly their occupants.

Conrad ended up in the medical unit to get treated for damage from the battle that he sustained, though his injuries were relatively minor (7 hp).

Annah has run off to help stabilize the damaged ship systems.

= There are three, each containing two people, all of which have been put under, as is standard to conserve resources. They need to be opened externally, via tools.

= The ship touches down near to one of the domes, and an umbillical is extended. An announcement comes over the PA. "Engineering staff are to stay on board, everyone else is to come to the base headquarters ASAP for an emergency meeting."

Kiojunak goes to get a crowbar, a claw hammer, several sets of screwdrivers, and a roll of duct tape.

Lemon heads inside.

<OOC> Annah says, "Which would I be in this case?"

<OOC> Elemental says, "Not."

Conrad heads to base headquarters after he's cleared from the infirmary.

Conrad pages: (I get treated during the trip back?)

Annah rubs at her facing, hiding tears with a stain of grease, and hurries to the meeting.

Kiojunak looks between the pods and where the humans are running to, grumbles a bit, drops what little tools he got and follows everybody esle.

You paged Conrad with 'Yes.'.

Lemon takes a seat, face looking haggard and worn.

Kiojunak sits, cracking his neck, releasing the strain within him to some degeree.

Annah sits in the back corner, fidgetting with her tool belt.

= Most of Diana Base is underground, and the control center is among that part. It's unglamorous, but some attempt at least has been made to beautify it with synthetic plants. It consists of a large open space, with a Consortium-logo mosaic making up the floor. Right now, it's in chaos, with several people thronging it, watching the coverage of the collapse of the Earth.

Piper(#5421)

Louanne Piper is a woman in her early forties, with a handsome, though stern face, long red hair, and green eyes. Her voice sounds loud and commanding, has a notable southern American accent and often annoyed at something or someone.

Set.

Conrad waits, seeming to be comfortable in the underground control center, though his military demeanor is hard to miss, eyes darting about, taking in every minor detail.

= You notice the Captain is not present.

<OOC> Annah remembers "Heavy damage to the bridge" and gets a bad feeling.

= A voice rings out. "Silence! SILENCE!" The hubbub ceases, and the speaker, the Governor, steps up. "We have important decisions to make. And I will not have this ruined by our squabbling like children!"

Dropped.

Annah hunches down and waits.

Conrad stays standing, back straight, and watches silently, looking up at the tall woman.

Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...

Database checkpoint complete.

Piper says ""I call on the people who faced this menace and survived to tell me everything they know about what we are facing." Distaste enters her voice. "I also call on the alien to explain what just happened.""

= Eyes turn towards you.

Lemon flinches.

Kiojunak says "Oh, *Bzzrt...*"

Annah does her best "blend into the background" effort.

You are carrying:

Rikonian(#2601)

Cianadar(#6665)

Kessel(#487)

Skarka(#411)

Tong(#5493)

You have 301777 Pennies.

<OOC> Conrad says, "Gee, public speakers, aren't we..."

Name set.

<OOC> Lemon says, "What does she want us to say, exactly? Just start talking about what happened?"

<OOC> Kiojunak doesn't want to be interogate for public display. The Probe isn't too far away...

<OOC> Elemental says, "Well, yes."

Lemon says "Umm.. Where do you want us to start?"

You paged Conrad with 'Helen finds you. "The Captain's been hurt, and so has his second-in-command. I issued orders to get us here, but I'm no commander....."'.

Piper says ""We need to know what we're dealing with. Whatever you can tell us.""

From afar, Conrad nods to Helen. "Does the Governor know the Captain has been hurt, along with the second in command?"

Kiojunak says "Ship or race wise?"

<OOC> Annah says, "Are we being called up to the front? Annah isn't likely to speak otherwise."

Set.

<OOC> Lemon is confused, somewhat. Doesn't do well with vague questions

<OOC> Elemental says, "No, but people have their eyes on you where you are."

<OOC> Conrad is typing.

<OOC> Elemental says, ""Everything you know about what we are facing." Didn't think it was that ambiguous."

Piper says ""Both."

Pope(#487)

Dr Martine Pope is a petite French woman in middle age, with short black hair, grey eyes behind omnipresent glasses. She has a faint accent, and dresses sensibly and rather drably.

Annah shifts uncomfortably, but stands and moves to the front. "Well...." She looks pleadingly at Conrad and Kio.

Conrad clears his throat. "Governor Piper," he says. "We faced a fair amount of battleoids, though the majority of them seemed to not be too difficult to defeat in battle, though we did, unfortunately, lose two pilots. We may not have seen their most advanced technology though, as there was one, of which one of the alien leaders was commanding, which proved to be problematic and we were unable to defeat. They appear to have a fondness of honorable combat as well. They also have the capability to make powerful weapons that are able to cause significant damage, as we have unfortunately seen". The statement is made in a formal tone of voice, one used to delivering battle reports.

Kiojunak says "Alright, well our ship the *Wrrr* was running low on fuel, which was the initial reason our ship came to this system, we were just going to take some fuel from the outermost gas giant. It wasn't until your ship warped in behind us that we even heard of your people."

Piper says ""And do you have any idea of why they attacked?"

Annah nods, and adds sadly. "Their captain was offering for us to join their... Empire. Then the one in the armored suit attacked the Consortium heads, and......" She fights back a sob.

Annah shakes her head. "Something about plans and secrets, I-I don't remember what he said."

Kiojunak says "No, that is not true, there is no honor in the Allell way of war. You fought our captian, a Fahsain, they are pretty much the epitome of the noble warriors."

Annah says "Kio.... where'd the other ship come from? If you were just stopping to refuel..."

You paged Kiojunak with 'It must have FTL'd in, though coming out so close to a planet is courting disaster. In order to have made it from the nearest Imperial system, it would have needed to set off almost immediately after first contact.'.

Conrad nods. "There also seem to be two divisions of this race," he says.

Kiojunak says "I don't know? It could not have followed us, a Dreadnaught following a busted expodition cruiser in the ass end of the universe is even too much military mismanagement even for the Allell. The only thing I can think of is that Cionobar sent a message reqesting it from when we first contacted you. But warping in a star's gravity well, that's flirting with disaster...."

Kiojunak says "No, he was of a different race as I am. He was the thick furried person with the one eye when we convened."

= There are angry mutterings of "Alien bastard...." "....they killed us all." It's starting to sound ugly.

Annah says "Why! If it was the Europa wreck, if they wanted the tech, they could have taken it. Why did they have to destroy... destroy..." She fights back tears. "It doesn't make any sense."

Conrad glances to the crowd. "There was something about contaminated pilots said by the attacking aliens and leaving them," he offers. "Was the meeting broadcast here?" he asks.

Kiojunak says "I have no idea! I'm just a grunt from a race the Allell consiter nothing more than phazer fodder, I would definatley be the last to know. I doubt if even the capitan knew about it."

Piper says ""Yes, it was. Until the cameras were cut off by the jamming from the cruiser."

Kiojunak says "Yes, I think he was talking about quarentine violation, but I don't think the real reason he wanted to kill me was due to that."

<OOC> Conrad says, "What would be the last part they saw (had the recording going)?"

<OOC> Conrad says, "Of the meeting, at least"

<OOC> Elemental says, "Just after the fight started."

Annah swallows. "Do they blow up planets a lot, Kio?"

<OOC> Conrad says, "Would I have a recording from after that? *doubts I'd have bothered to shut it off when the fight broke out*"

Kiojunak says "No, I have NEVER heard them blowing up a planet. Besides, without the planet, there is no possible possiton to take, no resorces to exploit... It does not make sense at all..."

<OOC> Elemental says, "Yes. Just the broadcast was jammed."

Conrad nods to that. "Alright, I wasn't sure how much made it here," he says. "I was recording the battle and I have it stored in internal memory," he says. "Thus, I have the entire battle, at least from my view, available for study," he says.

Piper says ""Well, I'm very happy to hear we qualified." There is a certain venom in her voice. "Lieutenant, show us what happened.""

Annah says "Then... someone had to tell them to do it. Someone high up." She gets a fierce glint in her eye. "Who?"

Conrad nods, moves to the proper projection hook-up device, and plugs in. He then starts playing the battle out.

You paged Kiojunak with 'Traditionally, the ruler must personally authorise each use of a Starsplitter.'.

= There's dead silence as it's watched. Someone starts sobbing.

Annah watches as well, to fix the events into her memory.

<OOC> Annah says, "You realise that generations of future school children will be forced to watch this recording, don't you? You bastard. ;)"

<OOC> Conrad will be known throughout history as That Bastard Recorder.

Kiojunak says "The only person who could have authorized one of those things to be used was Korvus herself, but she's just 17 cycles old. Even then it would take quite a while to get through to the court..."

Annah says "Who's Korvus?"

Kiojunak says "The current Empress :P"

Lemon offers "At some point we might want to question the contents of the escape pods we collected."

Annah says "Oh." She bites her lip, then whispers plantively, "I don't understand......"

Kiojunak says "I doubt if they would know anything more than I do..."

Kiojunak says "This is not the way things are done."

Conrad waits for the video to finish, then unhooks. "As you can see, the race is clearly divided among their own racial lines," he says. "I believe this was an act by the Allell alone, as we've heard explained here," he explains. "Though this provides no comfort, nor any reason, it does show us some of their technological capabilities, such as their armor," he says. "This should help us in any future dealings, military or otherwise, with the Allell".

= An elderly man comes up. "If I may be excused.....I have unpleasant news. Given what has....ah....happened to Earth, it seems likely that the orbit of this planet will begin to decay. Projections from the sateillite array indicate that....within a few weeks, our orbit will carry us near to the sun, leading to heat and radiation levels rising to the point where life cannot be sustained.....and eventually, the destruction of the...entire planet. However, that is secondary to our other concern. Reports indicate that the vessel has dispathed several smaller craft, which are heading towards Mars. We can surmise that the vessel itself is heading here.

Annah speaks up. "Not just the Allell, somebody really high up really really didn't like us personally."

Kiojunak lets out a particularly nasty expliative.

Annah closes her eyes. "How... how many ships do we have? We can use the gate, escape to... somewhere. Right? Where's Captain Hamilton?"

From afar, Conrad attempts to link into any electronic communications from Mars (data link, etc...) with his internal computer.

Dropped.

<OOC> Annah says, "The gate can be used to let other ships go through it, right?"

Conrad speaks up. "The captain and his second-in-command have both been hurt," he says.

Annah winces. "How... bad?"

Conrad glances to Helen.

= "I didn't hear. He's unconscious, I know that much.

<OOC> Elemental says, "In theory."

Lemon says "We don't have much time to waste. If the vessel is heading towards the moon, we should evacuate soon."

From afar, Conrad makes a request for the status of the captain and second in command to the infirmary.

You paged Conrad with 'Concussion, and a broken neck respectively.'.

Annah stands up straiter. "Right. Kio, how quickly can the big ship move in-system? How long to get from here to the next planet out?"

Conrad clears his throat. "The word from the infirmary, as I've just requested, is a concussion for the Captain and a broken neck for his second-in-command".

You paged Kiojunak with 'About half an hour.'.

Piper says ""I see. Listen. Listen to me, please! Thank you. It appears we have only one course of action. If the defences of Earth could not stay this attack, the little military equipment we have here cannot. We only have a few ore transports, so aside from a few shuttles, your ship is the only one capable of carrying large numbers of people. Our possible evacuation capacity is only one hundred and twenty. It's plain what needs to be done.""

Kiojunak says "I don't know, on impulse, about half an hour. Of course with the damage it obviously sustained from jumping so far in system, I don't know..."

Conrad falls quiet now, listening to the Governor.

<OOC> Annah says, "Are there any other settlements in the system? Europa, Titan, anything?"

<OOC> Elemental says, "Not permanent."

<OOC> Annah says, "Anywhere that people could be evacuated to?"

<OOC> Elemental says, "Not any more."

<OOC> Annah says, "Frell...."

Kiojunak says "You mean you do not have other ships like yours?"

Lemon says angrily "No. We don't."

Annah shakes her head. "We found an alien wreck on a moon, and just started duplicating its drive."

Kiojunak says "What sort of wreck?"

Annah says "Maybe... we can ferry people to Mars, get them to evacuate, lead a convoy away from here. Save... most of who's left..."

Annah describes the besics of the alien wreck.

Lemon says "They sent ships to Mars, annah."

Annah says "We can get there first, hold them off long enough to get people away! The big ship moves slower, and is coming here first. We can do it!"

Lemon says "The vessel is coming here, but it dispatched ships to mars. They will get there first, unless we use the drive. And if we do that, we'd need to spend several hours recharging and wind up dead."

Piper says ""We can't take the risk. The Minerva cannot be gambled, it's too valuable. The HSP mission stands. Summon the exo-survey teams, the miners, the scientists. Arrange an emergency evacuation of them. I, my family, and my associates will travel on the Minerva--.""

= She is cut off by a transmission that sounds panicked "Gate has failed, I repeat, gate has failed! We are coming in hard and--" At that point, a faint rumble comes through the earth. "This is Diana Base Control. The HSP Juno just came in.....and crashed. It seemed to have been damaged during gateway. A shuttle detached, and is coming in from high orbit....."

Kiojunak says "I do not know, I never heard of any sort of design before..."

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "That sort"

Annah looks around desperately. "We can still do it. Divert power, rechange it quicker-" She is cut off by the crash, and pales. "no...."

Conrad pages: (Can my communicator stretch out that far, to Diana Base Control?)

You paged Conrad with 'Yes. It's pretty much next door.'.

Lemon whimpers slightly, but shakes her head "We need to hurry and exacuate neccessary personel, then flee."

Conrad says ":scowls at that. He frowns and opens connections to Diana Base Control. "Diana Base Control, this is Sergant Herashna. Do you copy me?" he asks, as though speaking into a communicator."

Conrad scowls at that. He frowns and opens connections to Diana Base Control. "Diana Base Control, this is Sergant Herashna. Do you copy me?" he asks, as though speaking into a communicato

Annah pales more. "We can't... can't just leave them... leave them to...."

Lemon says "We don't have a choice."

Kiojunak looks down at the ground and loudly sighs, he turns tries to go back to the bay and open the escape pods, trying to keep his mind of the horror around him.

Piper says ""The alternative may be extinction. If anyone has any robots, we will need them to help with the removal of the Gaia units, and installation. We may not have much time."

Conrad nods. "At this point, the Minerva is the only ship capable of evacuation. Annah, it's the only way any of us are going to survive". He looks up and nods. "Yes, Governor," he says. "I'll go get my battleoid," he says, moving to the robot bay.

You paged Kiojunak with 'It'll take some time to open the pods with human tools (also, I don't have anything planned for them just yet)'.

Annah tries to keep herself together. "The... pods need to be transfered and installed, equipment brought on board. If we're going to be... the last, we should get all the records, history, books we can find."

Annah looks at Lemon. "Can you do that? All the science, culture, history you can get."

Piper says ""A full download from the central library was to be put into storage before. It can be done."

Lemon nods to Piper and tells Annah "They're allready covering it."

Kiojunak pages: Alright, just going to try and find a corner to stick them in so they aren't over-run in the ensuing panic.

Lemon follows Conrad, comming her robot/power armor to get to the bay and be ready.

Annah says "We can fit some civilians on too... And we should take... final messages from anyone who wants to send them."

Conrad will use his battleoid to assist as necessary.

Annah goes to help oversee the transfer and instillation of the Gaia pods. "What about the shuttle from the Juno?"

<OOC> Elemental says, "(Typing)"

= It takes intense, precise work, to move each of the giant cubes up from the natural cavern that had been adapted to store them. The units are moved up through the caves and into the Minerva, where they are plugged in, and power sources changed. The damaged shuttle is detached, and the undamaged one from the Juno attached in it's place. The download is made, as are hurried final testaments. And the limited evacuation begins. As word spreads that few people will be saved, riots begin to break out, and the dome is sealed off from the underground to prevent attempts at taking over the ship. The three shuttles are ready, carrying 120 people--though long-term maintenance of them may be a problem. The governor, her baby son, and the other ministers come on board the Minerva, plainly uncomfortable with the high gravity. You are asked to stay outside the ship, to ward off possible attacks. The ship prepares for takeoff.

From afar, Kiojunak remembers something and takes out his packet of mineral suplement pills and notice he is running low. He'll go and try to see, if in the panic, he could get the needed materials to sustian him for as long as possible.

You paged Kiojunak with 'Mind check, -2 on the roll.'.

Kiojunak rolls 2d6 and gets: 3/4 Total: 7

Kiojunak pages: Made it.

<OOC> Annah says, "The Governor isn't going down with the planet, ehh? Bad form, that."

Lemon mutters to herself "Now I know why power armor was a stupid idea.. I keep getting volunteered for dangerous work.. I'm a scientist, not a bloody warrior."

You paged Kiojunak with 'You find some things that might help you extend the supply a bit in the hassle.'.

Kiojunak pages: Spiriting them away with the pods.

Conrad stays outside in his battleoid, in warrior form, watching the crowd and helping to keep people from trying to attack the ship.

= The ship lifts off, leaving the colony behind. Not a moment too soon, as the Dreadnought itself, and it's escorts, are becoming visible to sensors. There are also problems with lumps of the former Earth flying past, some striking the lunar surface.

Annah has reconnected.

Annah hovers potectively by the last remnants of humanity, wishing she could have done more.

<OOC> Conrad says, "Last saw? *will page*"

Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...

Database checkpoint complete.

<OOC> Annah says, "The ship lifting off."

<OOC> Conrad says, "Nothing"

Lemon says "It shouldn't have ended like this.."

= There's a transmission from Luna. " 'When the whirlwind of fury comes from the throne of God, and the frowns of His countenance drive the nations together, who can stand?' I hope you can...." The it cuts off. Helens voice comes on comms. "We're set for Alpha Centauri. It's now or never. The debris is becoming thicker."

Conrad flies upwards, helping to guard the ship. "Acknowledged, Minerva," he replies.

Annah picks off a bit of Earth getting too close, and stares down at the Moon. "...goodbye...."

Kiojunak sits on the escape pods, tuning a strange instrument, a string instrument set in a circular base with the strings and a keyboard in the neck.

= The glints of sunlight on alien metal are just becoming visible, when the Gateway takes hold, the second the last robot is in, not even waiting for the bay doors to close. There's a hiss, and brief electrical jolt as the spinal links disengage. And BRB.


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Tabletop Room 2(#2828R)

Stepping into the room, you step into a small room, seemingly carved from a smooth white stone. An eclectic collection of tables and seats sit around. A large collection of strange artefacts sit around, and carved into the wall are depictions of famous scenes from games past and present.

Contents:

Pope(#487)

Piper(#5421)

Kiojunak

Reality Button Version 2.0

Conrad

Annah

Lemon

Famous Scene 3

Famous Scene 2

Famous Scene 1

Obvious exits:

Out <O>

= You emerge, looking at alien suns. Alpha Centauri A & B spin together in space, alone. "Ship, stand down. We need to finish repairs, assess our situation....and decide what to do next."

<OOC> Lemon says, "Whats first, repairs or deciding?"

<OOC> Annah says, "Repairs!"

Annah first pays attention to her Gewitter, its systems heavily strained by all the rough use, taking a few minutes to update the setting and tweak the conductors.

Lemon sets about assisting the engineering crew, methodically focusing on her tasks to avoid thinking.

Annah has partially disconnected.

Kiojunak sees that their guests aren't active yet, goes and starts to do much needed maintinace on his mech.

Conrad also goes to fix up his mech, which took some damage in battle.

Annah says "Kio, what about the pods? When do they have to be opened?"

Kiojunak says "I have already opened them, but their occupants are still out. They are knocked out upon ejection to cut down on the needed air and food to keep them alive."

Annah says "Oh. Then you better stay with them. I need to go help with repairs, but you can reach me if you need help. Okay?"

Kiojunak says "... Alright, but I do need to get some work done on my mech..."

<OOC> Annah says, "The pods are in the mech bay, aren't they?"

<OOC> Elemental says, "Yes."

<OOC> Annah says, "See, you can do both."

Annah nods. "I wish I could help, but the ship comes first. Sorry." She runs of to find Skarka.

Kiojunak continues working on his mech, regularly poping up to see how their guests are faring.

= You get reapirs done, before being summoned to the conference room, with several other crew. Helen and Piper are both there, and exchange glances before Piper speaks up. "I know this is a bad time, but I think we need to know about what we're facing. Junak, tell us everything you know about the Empire."

Huh? (Type "help" for help.)

Huh? (Type "help" for help.)

<OOC> Lemon says, "Ping pong anyone?"

<OOC> Conrad prefers Tetris.

Kiojunak says "The Empire is ruled by the Allell, no, more acurately, a small section of the population that are mutants with psiconic abilites. For pretty much as far back as any could remember, they were the self apointed caretakers of the galaxy. They have been trying to 'unite' all races they find under their banner, but several have not been able to be assimilated. I would not get your hopes up about finding allies amoung them, the reason they are resisiting is due to eugenic lines."

Annah says "And... do anyone else has psi powers? Because... that time, Cianadar looked at Lemon..."

Lemon nods "Yes. How possesive are the Allel of 'psychic powers'?

Kiojunak says "If so, I do not know. I have not heard of any psicics of other races."

You paged Kiojunak with '(Sirens and Cephs)'.

Kiojunak says "Extremly, it is their 'right to rule' so to speak."

Annah looks stricken. "Then... is that it? It's because of u.. them? That's why they tried to kill everyone?"

Lemon says "I don't think we can say one way or the other. Theres a possibility it might be because of that. It could have been something completely unrelated. It still doesn't explain what a dreadnaught was doing, waiting in the wings."

You paged Kiojunak with 'You might want to correct that?'.

Conrad nods. "It's presence for a mere fuel stop seems unlikely at best," he observes.

Kiojunak says "I doubt that. They say there are some rocks on some worlds that have some psionics or something, and they have not blown up their worlds."

Lemon says "Rocks? What kind of rocks?"

Kiojunak says "I don't know, rocks, that think or something."

Annah stares at Lemon. "Is it *your* fault? You were the one using your powers on them. Did you make them mad, steal someone's mind you shouldn't have."

Lemon glares at Annah "How dare you accuse of me causing this!"

Kiojunak says "Move stuff with their... well, what ever they think with. Their nugget center or something."

<OOC> Lemon says, "Sirens have a creamy nougat center!"

<OOC> Elemental says, "How many licks does it take to get to the centre of....no."

Annah says "But you were the only... the one they were with. You used your powers, he said it was because of what we did when he looked at you!"

Conrad moves to step between Annah and Lemon. "Calm down, the both of you," he says. "What's done is done. We can't go back and change that. Fact is that we're all that we can assume that remains. So quit looking for someone to fault here, because that isn't important".

Kiojunak says "Stop it! I don't know why they got some beef with your species, I'm pretty sure it's not that..."

Lemon crosses her arms over her chest and scowls "I'll just have you all I did no such thing, so you can find another scapegoat if you need one."?

Annah turns away, not willing to look at the others.

Annah whispers, "Yes sir."

Pope looks at Lemon for a moment, then says "Are there any races not aligned with this Empire? I think the best thing to do would be to seek sanctuary with one of them.

From afar, Lemon having caught Annah's slip(points up), Lindsey would like to turn on the detection and check Annah (Can I do that with DS 1?)

Kiojunak says "Well there's the puddles of goo that try to turn you into more puddles of goo, there's the moving sea weed that hate anything animal, there's the psicic rocks, and then there's the bugs that crawl into your brain and take over your body..."


You paged Lemon with 'You can. Are you concealing it?'.

Lemon rubs her hands across her face tiredly "The universe is just a friendly place, isn't it?"

Conrad looks over at Kiojunak. "So, in other words, not exactly the most hospitable of potential hosts," he says.

Lemon pages: Trying to, yes.

Annah shivers. "I don't like any of them. What about your home, Kio?"

Pope frowns. "Can you put aside your prejudices, and tell us objectively who would be the most likely to help? We can't do this alone."

Kiojunak says "If we go after anything, I'd put my money on the rocks or bugs. At least they won't kill you on sight. Or melt you..."

Annah says "Do... do the bugs do that to everyone? Or just people they don't like. But maybe they won't like us too..."

Kiojunak says "It's under constant martial law. No Voldaz is allowed out of the gravity well of Deltravos except for Imperial Military service."

Lemon says "Voldaz?"

Kiojunak says "I don't know, I just know they can hijack your body, but not sure about what their political stances are."

Kiojunak says "My species."

Lemon pages: Do I have to roll something?

You paged Lemon with 'x4 cost. And yes, her aura seems to have the tell-tale traces of psionics, though very weak.'.

Annah says "And what's wrong with the rock people?"

Kiojunak says "I'm not sure, I think it's just that they're slow and don't care for much because they're rocks..."

Lemon says "So, unless we hide in some far off corner of the galaxy until we're strong again, it looks like we have to talk to the 'bugs'."

Annah has reconnected.

You paged Kiojunak with 'http://www.angelfire.com/va3/icedrake0/starmap.gif has the map. You're at the very bottom left, in the small gap between the dead zone, and Moshka territory.'.

Annah says "I don't think I like rocks that can see inside my head. That's worse than people doing it. If we all wear helmets, maybe the bug people will be nice to us."

<OOC> Lemon says, "Last see?"

<OOC> Annah says, "Last saw Kio's "I'm not sure""

<OOC> Conrad pages.

Conrad nods. "That's assuming we're capable of surviving in their environment as a whole, of course," he says.

Lemon says "If nothing else, they might point us in the direction of a habital planet."

Annah nods. "I guess. I mean, we'll run out of food first. Unless you know some nice world nobody's using, Kio?"

Kiojunak says "Alright, they have a territory on the edges of the Dead Zone and the Empire."

Annah says "What's the Dead Zone? And what're the bug people called, I don't think they'd like us calling them the bug people."

Kiojunak says "Nope, I know next to nothing of the variety of unexplored or colonized planets out there. I barely know about the races outside of the Empire."

Kiojunak says "The Dead Zone is basicly a place where there are no habitable planets at all, just nebulae and stars."

Conrad frowns. "Not the best place to look to settle," he says.

Lemon says ""

Kiojunak says "Or go. Cosmic radiation, flying plasma, and black holes all to list a couple of things wrong with that place."

Lemon says "We never mentioned settling there, Lieutenant. Just speaking with the bugs that live near there."

Annah says "But if there's not much there, they won't look for us. We ask if they'll hide us, we could probably trade some of the Wreck's technology if we had to."

Conrad nods. "But, if we're looking for them to point us in a direction, they may not know a whole lot outside of that region, and that won't be useful to us".

Annah has partially disconnected.

Lemon says "We don't have many options. At the very least, it'd be best to make contact with some relatively neutral power. Who knows, they might help us in a variety of methods. It's the best option at this time."

Annah says "We can explore with the Minerva, just like we were supposed to.... before. All we need is a base, somewhere to get supplies and for the Moon survivors to stay. That's not a lot, right?"

Conrad nods. "Perhaps the only real option we have right now," he says.

= Helen nods. "Right now, I'm the closest thing this ship has to a commander, and it's not a responsibility I like. But until Hamilton is in a better way, I'll trust your collective judgement. I will say that we need another ship capable of faster-than light travel, or a friendly planet, to support the Luna refugees. Our supplies will be drained in no time if we have to support 120 extra people."

<OOC> Lemon says, "Oh boy.. The acting commander is your 2 pt Nemesis? Sucks to be you."

Lemon nods "Then we're agreed? We'll approach the bug people to ask, trade, or beg for assistance?

Conrad nods silently.

Annah bites her lip. "We can do some asteroid mining for basic materials, but not food. What're the bug people called, Kio?"

Lemon says "Good, I'm glad we have a course of action. I will NOT give the Allel the satisfaction of making our race extinct."

Kiojunak says "The Moshka, I believe."

Pope says ""Is there anything more you can tell everyone about them?""

<OOC> Annah says, "Helen is Conrad's wife, right?"

<OOC> Conrad says, "Yes"

Lemon says "The next problem is finding them. Know much about astronavigation, alien?"

Kiojunak says "Kiojunak, how hard is that? Ki-o-jun-ak."

(New BB message (7/58) posted to 'Discussions' by Jarisk: Cute Mush Idea.)

Kiojunak says "I know enought to get around though..."

Lemon shrugs "Good. Then you can help us find them."

You paged Kiojunak with 'That, and your robot handily has an inclusive, if non-detailed map or the Empire.'.

Kiojunak says "But it might be best if you download a couple of things from my mech for convinence, star maps, stuff like that..."

Conrad nods. "I'll do that and transmit them to the ship's computer," he says.

Annah nods. "I'll help make an adaptor so you can plug your ship in."

<OOC> Elemental says, "http://www.angelfire.com/va3/icedrake0/starmap.gif Current location is the bottom right, in the tunnel between the Moshka and the Dead Zone."

<OOC> Annah says, "Oh, so we're nearly there. Huzzah."

Lemon asks Helen "How long until the drive recharges?"

= "Another two hours until repairs are finished."

Annah says "Should we explore the system? I mean, there's probably no point, but we dreamed of it for so long..."

Lemon says "We should at least take a look at the scanners, yes."

Conrad nods. "I'll go get those starmaps and the like. Kiojunak, if you'd come with me to help me? I'm not sure how your battleoid operates".

Lemon looks about "I'll take a look a look at them, then help with the repairs. If thats everything?"

Kiojunak says "Of course. Should probably check on the survivors as well."

= "Just be ready. The radiation from the stars should foil scanning, but we don't know everything they can do....and listen. Before we leave here, I've decided to have a memorial service before we leave here. For everyone....for everyone someone knew who didn't make it."

Annah stands. "I'll help. I want to learn all about your battleoid."

Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...

Database checkpoint complete.

Annah fights back tears, and nods.

= "Two hours, then."

Conrad nods slowly to that, keeping his face a mask of emotion, then turns to head back to the robot bay.

= The meeting is adjourned.

Annah goes to help pry the info out of Kio's Battleoid.

Kiojunak takes everybody to his mech, and loading up the star map. After a few seconds of nothing on the screen, he gives it a whack, and it comes up.

Lemon turns to the scanners, trying to focus completely on hard data.

Lemon pages: (Can I ping Annah from here?)

Conrad looks to see if he can download the information into his computer relatively easily.

You paged Lemon with 'Yes.'.

You paged Conrad with 'Yes.'.

To (Annah, Elemental), Lemon pages: *I caught that slip. You almost said 'us'.*

= As Sid Meir will be disappointed to hear, Alpha Centauri is empty apart from the binary stars, and the odd lump of debris.

Conrad nods. "This isn't that hard to adapt," he says after a moment. A few minutes later, he has downloaded the data and is displaying the map on his screen. He speaks. "Data download from alien battleoid complete. Permission requested to transmit to the ship's main computer".

Lemon turns back to repairing the ship with the Engineering crew.

To (Lemon, Elemental), Annah pages: I meant Humans for making you. Now get out of my head, bitch!!

Conrad pages: (Obivously, active communicator there)

Kiojunak says "You might want to scan it before putting it into the last bastion of hope for your race."

= It's granted.

To (Annah, Elemental), Lemon pages: *No, you didn't. You've got a little bit of mental power. I can see it. But we'll talk later, bitch.*

Conrad scans it first, and if it's clean, he transmits the data to the main computer, though of course he keeps the information in his computer as well.

Annah seems distracted and annoyed and agitated, but focuses on trying to understand the alien technology.

Kiojunak tries to explain things as best as he can, occasionally peeking out to check on the escape pods.

= They're still there.

<OOC> Annah says, "Anything new and special to copy off of?"

<OOC> Lemon says, "For some reason I now have wierd images of a giant pac-man lurking in the background, waiting to devour the pods if you look away.."

<OOC> Conrad mumbles as the Pac-Man music gets stuck in his head.

Annah whispers to Kio, "Is your friend one of the people you saved?"

= A lot of the technology seems about equal to what you have, though the control interface is less intrusive. The transformation part is interesting, though.

<OOC> Kiojunak prays for the Anime Laws of Probablity to be in effect.

Conrad takes interest in the transformation part, as his mech does the same thing. "Now, this is similar to my battleoid," he says.

<OOC> Elemental says, "You can't tell."

Kiojunak says "Yes, but I am sure your ship doesn't need a good swift kick in the *Bzzrt* once in a while..."

Annah nods. "It's similar to the MS-series design, but significantly better. If we have time, I could probably make several upgrades to your Battleoid with these, Sgt.

Conrad nods. "That could prove useful, yes," he says. "And just Conrad is fine," he says. "We're not in battle, after all".

Kiojunak's ship drops something on the outside.

<OOC> Lemon says, "Eewww.. Mech poo!"

Annah says "Yes sir, Conrad."

Conrad looks at Annah. "That goes for the sir part as well," he says. "Don't bother with it unless it's actually needed". He steps back and looks at the ship. "Okay, what just fell?" he asks.

Kiojunak goes out, swears a bit, and gets the socket wrench and arch welder to fix the bit that fell off his mech.

Annah scrambles to help him.

Kiojunak says "A bit of shielding, not vital, unless, you know, I want to get into a planet's orbit."

<OOC> Annah says, "With Annah helping, the mecha should be fixed in about 10 minutes or less. I *heart* MG."

<OOC> Elemental says, "OK"

<OOC> Lemon says, "Btw, how fixed is the ship by now?"

Kiojunak says "This thing needs an overhaul something fierce."

Conrad nods and moves over to his mech, looking at it. "I wonder if there's a way to install the FTL drives on the battleoids," he speculates.

Kiojunak says "Check under the main thrusters, under the linear launcher and over the *Bzzt* reactor."

Annah says "I'll help, I'm the Battleoid maintainance chief." She grins. "Just as soon as we're somewhere safer."

Kiojunak says "Why... thank you Annah."

Annah nods. "You're welcome. Now come on, let's fix those plates up. I really ought to be helping repain the bridge, but this'll just take a minute.

Kiojunak nods and helps Annah in the repairs and maintinance.

You are carrying:

Rikonian(#2601)

Cianadar(#6665)

Skarka(#411)

Tong(#5493)

You have 301776 Pennies.

<OOC> Lemon waves hand "Hey! El! You alive?"

<OOC> Elemental says, "Yes. You done?"

<OOC> Lemon points up at his question

The thing shakes and begins to crumble.

You will be rewarded shortly for Tong(#5493).

Annah helps with the repairs, and unless the pod people are waking up, goes to help with ship repairs.

<OOC> Elemental says, "It's fixed when you're finished."

Conrad will be working down in the robot bay, keeping anyone who stays down there company as well.

Lemon has been busy fixing the ship

= You gather later on in the cargo bay, for the simple reason that it's large enough to take everyone. It's explained that everyone is to speak in alphabetical order. What's the first letter of everyone's surnames?

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "W."

<OOC> Lemon says, "L"

<OOC> Conrad says, "H"

<OOC> Annah says, "K"

= Several of the people speak of family and friends. Surprisingly few of family, but then, would someone close to their family have taken this assignment in the first place? Conrad.

<OOC> Lemon says, "What're we supposed to be speaking of? Just anything?"

Annah has reconnected.

<OOC> Annah says, "Last saw mine."

= Several of the people speak of family and friends. Surprisingly few of family, but then, would someone close to their family have taken this assignment in the first place? Conrad.

<OOC> Elemental says, "About someone or something now gone that mattered to you."

Conrad speaks clearly, that official tone evident even here. "It has been years since I've seen you, seperated as we were. But while my actions as a youth may not have been wisest, it was my hope that, one day, I would be able to make up for them," Conrad says. His voice now starts showing some sadness and regret, getting more obvious with each word. "Mother. Father. Viv and Jack. Find peace, and we shall find each other in the end. Regardless of distance, planet, and system. Just like life in the mines. We always knew we could only take it a day at a time". A few tears drip down his face and he steps back quietly, not used to displaying any emotions and unable to continue.

You get back your 10 Penny deposit for Tong(#5493).

<OOC> Annah says, "me next?"

<OOC> Elemental says, "Yes."

Annah steps forward. "I... I'll miss my father, who was so proud of me. And Doctor Bluminfeld, and the 57th division motor pool, and, and Chrisy, and....." She fights back tears. "But I'm going to miss the Earth the most. We fought so hard to rebuild it, to save everyone and everything that made Earth special. I'll miss museums, and cats, and sunsets on the beach, and, and, and!" She can no longer hold the tears back, sobbing uncontrolably. "I want it back!"

Annah has partially disconnected.

= Holland steps up (after Conrad, before Annah). "Kelly Webster. I wish you'd been able to come, but that couldn't happen because of your leg. I said I'd come back one day, and now it looks like that'll never happen. You....helped me through one of the worst times ever, and I wasn't there when it mattered. I'm sorry."

<OOC> Elemental says, "Lemon."

<OOC> Lemon says, "Typing."

Lemon steps forward and looks about "Unlike most of you, I had no friends or family on earth. I joined the HSP for a new start. Unfortunately, it looks like I got what I wanted." She pauses and wipes her face "I shouldn't need to tell you how much we've all lost. Friends, family, pets, everything we love. And in return we've been given a tremendous responsibility and an onerous burden. Everything, the survival of the human race, the hopes and dreams of the dead, all of it is gone now. And it's our job to make sure it wasn't meaningless. It's a terrible burden and debt, but it's one we have to pay." She steps back and sits down.

Kiojunak goes up to the front with his instrument, sorrowfully he says, "I know I am not one of you, I am deeply sorry for the loss you have felt. I have no love for the Allell, which had no presidence to doing what he did. But I know that what ever I say could not do justince to all that have died. I will simply pay my respects the best way I can." The then starts to play a melencoly, rift on his instrument, singing a bit in his native language.

You paged Kiojunak with 'Performing Arts roll, Body / Mind / Soul average, rounding up, -2 modifier.'.

Kiojunak rolls 2d6 and gets: 6/4 Total: 10

Kiojunak pages: Aw, poopie...

Kiojunak pages: Oh wait, with that aditional mod and my skill I just make it.

You paged Kiojunak with 'After applying ranks, and specialty?'.

= They listen, captivated.

= Piper steps up awkwardly, cradling the infant which murmurs fretfully. "I am a queen without a kingdom, a mother who has outlived almost all her children. I have been granted my most precious child, Zoya, but no other woman can now claim to have had my fortune. I swear to the souls of each of my people that they will not go unremembered by those of us who live. Nor will they go unavenged." There is a murmur of approval as she sits down.

Lemon applauds

<OOC> Lemon says, "I like revenging!"

= Skarka steps up after some others. "I've seen the world end twice. Another disaster will not be happening on my watch, that's for damn sure." He steps down.

Kiojunak nods approvabily.

= It carries on. People pay testament to friends, family, loved ones, their home countries, even pets. A woman from the Juno's shuttle, Gloria Tamazuchi breaks down when she recounts how her husband had been preparing for the second group of colonists. Eventually, Vasenkos of the medical department speaks his piece, and the service ends.

Kiojunak once the service ends, he goes over to the others and asks, "So... what now?"

Lemon says "Guess we prep for the jump."

Annah dries her tears and returns to her station.

<OOC> Lemon says, "Annah's just a giant ball of oozing mush, isn't she? ;)"

<OOC> Annah says, "Push her a bit further and find out."

Kiojunak nods and heads back to the mech bay, since he doesn't have a place to live at the moment.

<OOC> Lemon says, "I'll be sure to do that."

Conrad nods and moves to his station quietly.

= The Minerva prepares for it's third jump, this one leading into Moshka space. The system in question is called Ross 154 by the humans, and Phemaineai on the map. It's near the border, but importantly, is not believed to have any significant interaction with the Empire. The jump goes flawlessly, and you emerge within the light of a red star, with the solitary planet a few minutes travel away.

Annah keeps Gewitter ready for launch, and her fingers crossed.

= Hails are made, and apparently, they meet with reception, as Kiojunak is asked to report to the bridge to translate.

Annah has reconnected.

<OOC> Annah says, "Last saw mine."

<OOC> Conrad pages.

Kiojunak heads to the bridge as requested.

Lemon pages: Well.. There goes my relevance to any meet and greet sessions.

= You can understand them. The image you see appears humanoid, but somewhat hunched over. It has four arms, two of them heavy and muscular, ending in stumps, the other two delicate and dextrous. The head has a long snout and large ears, and a layer of fur covers the whole being. "Hail. This is traffic control, Phemaineai Central. "Your ship is unfamiliar."

<OOC> Annah says, "Is everything happening on pages?"

<OOC> Elemental says, "no."

<OOC> Annah says, "Are we waiting for someone to speak?"

Kiojunak says "That because this ship is not of Imperial or any other previously known star faring race. This is the HMS Minerva, requesting docking and perhaps a diplomatic envoy. This race has some serious problems that we hope you might be able to help out."

= "Well, this is not something that happens often. Come in to orbit, and interface with our Orbital. The President will greet you shortly."

Annah has reconnected.

<OOC> Annah says, "Last saw Kio."

<OOC> Conrad pages.

= "Well, this is not something that happens often. Come in to orbit, and interface with our Orbital. The President will greet you shortly."

Kiojunak says "Thank you."

<OOC> Conrad says, "n/m"

Kiojunak turns to the other and translates what's going on and that we have permision to dock with the Orbital Platform, an envoy will be over shortly.

Database checkpoint in progress - stand by...

Database checkpoint complete.

Annah has partially disconnected.

= The ship enters orbit around the planet. From above, it appears very lush and fertile, with small green-grey continents scattered in a great blue ocean, with extensive cloud cover. The ship docks with the wheel-shaped orbital. Another of the Moshka explains the bio-scanning procedures, to ensure nothing dangerous is brought in, and welcome aboard.

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "Ship: alright. Alien: alright. Food: alright. Humans: BREEP!-BREEP! AROUGHA!."

<OOC> Annah says, "All PC's going aboard?"

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Tabletop Room 2(#2828R)

Stepping into the room, you step into a small room, seemingly carved from a smooth white stone. An eclectic collection of tables and seats sit around. A large collection of strange artefacts sit around, and carved into the wall are depictions of famous scenes from games past and present.

Contents:

Pope(#487)

Piper(#5421)

Kiojunak

Reality Button Version 2.0

Conrad

Annah

Lemon

Famous Scene 3

Famous Scene 2

Famous Scene 1

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<OOC> Kiojunak says, "WB."

<OOC> Annah says, "All PC's going aboard?"

<OOC> Elemental says, "Typing."

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "Ship: alright. Alien: alright. Food: alright. Humans: BREEP!-BREEP! AROUGHA!"

<OOC> Conrad is getting summoned by the parents. *mutter grumble* AFK

Annah has partially disconnected.

Annah has reconnected.

<OOC> Annah says, "Last saw Eus going AFK."

= You're allowed onto the orbital while they wait for the leader to arrive, as the locals seem to have no objections. Some others go there, you can if you want. Compared to the spartant conditions of the human vessels, this one is truly a paradise. It's open, airy, and filled with living beings. Most are broadly similar in appearance to the one you saw before, though there are quadrupeds, two armed ones, and you see some sort of spider-like thing the size of a truck carrying something heavy across the building. There are also several water features, and above, a dome looks out to the stars.

<OOC> Elemental says, "Nothing."

<OOC> Conrad needs to frakin' move out ASAP before he kills his parents.

<OOC> Annah figures better to move the action foward.

<OOC> Elemental says, "Still typing, almost done."

Annah has reconnected.

<OOC> Annah says, "Missed the pose if it happened."

<OOC> Kiojunak says, "Nope."

<OOC> Elemental says, "Nothing."

= One of the beings approached you. Like the others, it shares the head shape and hair, but this one is considerably shorter and walks on four long legs that it moves slowly and precisely. "Welcome. I am Astu-Keln, and I am here to assist you. I can assure you that we were expecting this meeting, but not so soon." And here's the really odd thing. It said this in flawless English.

<OOC> Elemental says, "And I'll end there."

<OOC> Elemental says, "1 SP all round, votes?"

<OOC> Annah sighs. "You're going to keep messing with our heads, you are."