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Title: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 25 April 2021, 22:02:18
OK so this works well new board and we start a new month in game  :thumbsup:

So we set for 5/30 mission to post later.

check out the last one for things you will want to know  >:D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 25 April 2021, 23:40:22
OK so on to the next mission  >:D

“GSF control to all GSF commands you are now on red alert, I say again you are on red alert. All commands need to ready a recon force. This force will be looking for the trail of the units that just dropped on world.”
“All commands will also ready all other units not in the field to be ready for battle. The recon force you are now prepping is just that a recon to find these units. A battle force will be prepped from other units you are now bringing on line.”


So the next mission will be to try and find the jokers that just dropped in  ::)
You will be working in the Kiso Mountains and do need to keep this in mind picking this recon force.
Any units that took part in the last mission will still be in the field while this mission is taking place. So yes they are out for this mission.
Your mission is to find them and report back.

you get normal setup. 1 Mech, 1 Armor, 1 Infantry and 1 your pick.
I have said this many times at the games and will put it here too. WORK WITH EACH OTHER ON THIS
All of your units working together on this will give you the best chance to DO THE MISSION and not get nuked.
each of your units have parts that will make doing this job better for you. Keep in mind when you find them then you get to bring in the big guns  :thumbsup:
Please take your talk of your force make up to PMs to keep space here open. I will help if you need it. I have had the units set fore sometime now >:D now I cet to play with them  >:D

Yes I am turning up the heat people  >:D

Feel free to drop any other in game play here  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 26 April 2021, 14:48:49
is this recon in kiso mountains LI crew only and is this the 30 May fight?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 26 April 2021, 16:18:35
is this recon in kiso mountains LI crew only and is this the 30 May fight?

Looking do do maps so you boys in Maine can get in on the action  >:D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 26 April 2021, 18:22:21
The 207th Wonders Festival and Street Faire is sponsored by the city Guildhalls, the Hypatia Park Trustees, the Yousai Arts Council, the Buzoku Kyoju Koi Association {ichizoku clan house residency row}, and the Diamond Ward Partnership. The festival takes place during the last week of August, Monday through Sunday, annually to celebrate The Arts, and to support ethnic art and artisanal traditions from more than twenty cultures. Passion Avenue between the Theatre and Arts Byoto {wards} from Strada dei Mestieri {street of master craftsmen} to Atelier Boulevard is lined on both sides; leaving only two lanes in the middle of the avenue for pedestrian traffic and parades; with booths showcasing exhibits and goods from visual and performing arts, crafts, and cuisine. Here you may find a variety of crafters and their works from musical compositions, to illustrated fairytales, to period and ethnic costumes, to traditionally crafted instruments, to iconography, to quilts and rugs, to ethnic street food, to fine arts, to handcrafted jewelry, to buskers and troubadours. Momonoki Hiroba {peach tree square} holds the submissions for the festival's juried visual arts show competition, winners across several categories receive cash prizes (as high as twenty five thousand ryu) and inclusion in the Convergence Exhibition at the Bijutsukan Yousai {museum of art} in October. Shoji Entertainment and Paper Lantern Studios sponsor a writing contest, the winners - chosen during the festival - will have their words adapted to the screen and shown in the Wonders Short Film Showcase. These films, from previous, winners, run continuously through the festival at the Saracen Pavilion in The Rambles of Hypatia Park. The south lawn of Hypatia Park, from the entrance on Atelier Boulevard to The Rambles, is filled with tents, booths, grandstands, stages, lists, combat arenas, and outdoor dojo for competitions, workshops, performances, and demonstrations of skilled masters in many crafts from storytelling, to smithing, to weaving, to baking - don't miss the bubbly pies, to glassblowing, to period and culture authentic martial competitions. There will be Knightly Jousts and tourney games, cavalry manuevers, fencing (from sabre to mensur dueling, to kendo), Celtic Games (hurling, pipe bands, step dancing, caber toss, tug of war), combat Hopak, karate, wushu, grappling and other unarmed combat arts, sword dances, wild and urban parkour (through the park and city streets), Gladiatorial Games and Races, schutzhund trials, archery (foot and mounted), live Battle Chess, mock battles and more. Medals have been modelled and cast by Vulcan Josef of Dalia Nonpareil and produced by the Crown Mint, are awarded to the winners of all martial competitions in gold, silver, and bronze. There are also musical, theatrical, and dance performances, competitions, and showcases - everything from canine freestyle to quartets and symphonies, from folk to filk, from ballet to hula, from hip hop to cheer,  from puppetry to noh. Especially popular are the open participation amateur ballroom, salsa, country, group, and swing competitions, for both musicians and dancers. There will also be several auctions supporting charities and foundations such as the Imagination Library, the Idyllwild Arts Academy, Exploring the Arts, Art and Culture Heritage Foundation, Sekijujisha {the red cross}, the Performing Arts Community Council, and CHIRP (community heritage independent radio project). 


Demonstrator, Workshop, Performance, Vendor, Competitor, and Exhibitor application deadline is May 31
Parade Participation application deadline is August 10
Exhibitor and Vendor Booths begin at 1250 Ryu

Host hotels include Sadachiyo, the Crown Plaza Hotel, the Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Chaton Fidele, Knights Inn, Pagoda Towers, Grace Note Suites, and the Continental Marquis
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 26 April 2021, 20:29:06
Kahele Ichizoku {to move}

colors: pink, orange
kamon: three malolo in a triangle {flying fish}   
Delm: Hokule'a Kahele
Matrona: Ainalani Kahele
               Concubine: Natalya Malgina
Founders MP: Kaili Wong
Spokesperson: Kyela Kahele - Hale
Militia: Kahele Kalekana {security}
Militia Commander: Kala {commander} Mikala Lee Kahele


Associate Member Families: Lee, Wong, Kelekolio, Hidaka, Hale, Iosua, Stilinski, Yukimura, Mahelani, Martin, Argent

Territory: [map c] (650 sq km) landhold on the tropical island of Pua {flower} (1278 sq km) in the Wahi Moku archipelago, west of the Kasai Isles, owned by the ichizoku that also includes Honu {turtle} (1538 sq km), Akua-ino {ghost, goblin} (364 sq km), and Leilani {heavenly flower} (735 sq km) and about a dozen islands of less than one hundred square kilometers each

Agriculture:
Ele'ele Keki Kanu {black sugarcane plantation} - grows several varieties of sugar cane, has mills, makes sugar and cane syrup products including rum, harvests reeds, duruka (edible unexpanded flower heads), and biofuel for biomass energy 

Corporate:
Hale Storm - designs, engineers, and manufactures robotics, industrial mechs, prosthetics and cybernetics, software apps and programs, telecommunications, communication technology, information technology, green energy technology, electronics, textiles, energy storage, screens and visual equipment, sound equipment, home appliances, chemicals, also has divisions for advertising, entertainment, insurance, apparel, securities and investments 

Ka Hana {to do it, action} - tool and die manufacturer, metal manufacture and fabrication, plastic manufacture and fabrication, makes body armor, and helmets for sport to military applications, and does civil construction

Tauri - designs, engineers, and manufactures ballistic and flechette firearms (handguns, rifles, shotguns)

Wahi Moku Shipyard {island location} - designs engineers, and manufactures navel vessels, commercial ships for cargo and transportation, and pleasure craft, has a large parts manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing operation, does maintenance, repair, and marine engineering, operates commercial docks at all major and some minor planetary ports

Synergy - biomass, biofuel, and green energy production and utility limited to the Wage Mike archipelago 

Salo {surf} - designs and manufactures smartphones and tablets, has a digital store for apps, accessories, and digital media 

Futurist Foundation - educational and technology programs for schools and STEM labs, provides supplies and equipment for schools, libraries, and STEM labs, bestows educational and research grants to individuals, programs, schools, and labs

Puakai Designs {ocean flower} - crafts surfboards, canoes, paddles, paddle boards and designs and manufactures surf apparel, beach apparel, accessories, eyewear, and skincare

Cricket Footwear - designs and manufactures sneakers, athletic shoes, dance shoes, casual shoes, boots, and rain gear

Amezaiku - crafts intricate candy sculptures made from mizuame {water candy, millet jelly} shaped like clay or blown like glass, also makes rock candy, sugar candy, and lollipops, does public tours and events, runs a school from apprentice to mastery and journeymen usually operate stands at festivals, amusement parks, fairs, markets, bazaars, etc.

Calico Sky - crafts sailing vessels, cargo boats, yachts, and fishing boats for discerning customers, also does custom builds, upgrades, repairs, and restoration 

Aloha Spirits - beverage distributor, parent company to:
                   Hanohano Rum {glorious}
                   Okolehao {iron bottom} clear distilled spirits made from ti roots 
                   Ocean Vodka blended with deep sea water and distilled through lava rocks
                   Lulu Mead 
                   Big Swell Brewery
                   Samba Cachaca distilled spirit of fresh sugar cane juice 
                   Oenotropae {goddess of wine} winery producing reds, whites, beaujolais noveau, artisan wines, fruit wines, and sparkling wines
                        Masumi Sake {transparency, truth} super premium, premium, seasonal, and sparkling varieties of sake, also shochu and liqueur

Maui Memorial Medical Center - acute care hospital committed to providing high quality patient centered care

Cafe Maharani - a blend of traditional and innovative dishes awaits you, you will experience the finest food which perfectly combines the ancient traditions and authentic flavors of India fused exotically with a unique ethnic edge in a casual ambiance all served to you with a family style of service rooted in the finest eastern traditions

Diving Adventures - scuba diving equipment sales, rentals, and instruction, runs tours

Pua Corporate Installation - office furniture and equipment showroom, sales, leases, assembly, and installation 

Pohulani {heavenly calm} - elderly communities within high rise apartments and condos located in walking distance to restaurants, shopping areas, culture, beaches, outdoor activities, and entertainment located throughout the Wahi Moku archipelago and Kasai Isles 

Kori to Seppen {ice and snowflakes} - a leading producer and distributor of high quality packaged ice which specializes in creating unique party atmospheres featuring tons of snow, when you purchase a minimum of three tons of ice, their snow experts will deliver a snowy paradise or snow scene to enjoy, other products include dry ice, block ice, carved ice, bagged ice cubes, novelty ice cubes, and crushed ice for delivery to bars, restaurants, clubs, hotels, weddings, markets, stadiums, and retailers, if you don't have adequate storage, on site rentals of ice storage units and cooling trucks are at hand

Prosperina Cuisine - catering from intimate romantic dinners to galas and meals for thousands 

Blue Nun Sport Fishing - if you are looking for a good time search no further, residents and visitors alike know that these are 'the funnest damn boats out of Pua'. For more than thirty years the staff has been dedicated to creating wonderful experiences for fishing enthusiasts of all levels. Tours are led by Captains Ceres Song, Katsu Hasegawa, and Junko Yoshino - all experienced fishers with over sixty years of experience. Take advantage of their knowledge and test your skill at hooking giant bluefin marlin, striped sailfish, mekajiki {swordfish}, mako, and yellowfin tuna. They are happy to help you try your hand at whatever big game you'd like. There is no need to worry about packing up a trunk load of gear, the tour comes with everything you'll need including beer, wine, or cocktail paired picnics and gourmet snacks and treats for up to eight people on each charter tour. For added flexibility clients may select from a wide range of times to schedule reservations. Please take time to speak to our friendly staff regarding any questions of licensing or equipment.

Draftechs - architectural firm   



 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 29 April 2021, 06:20:16

                                                                               Hilo Herald
                                                                            Society Pages 
                                                                               Aimi Song   

[Elisheba Laffon and Mikhail Belaya Vorona, the companies principle dancers pose Grand Pas Classique in costume]     

One of the most glittery events of the social calendar occurs the first Saturday of May, The Hilo Ballet's Opening Night Gala, makes the most of its spectacular setting in City Hall, a Beaux-Arts beauty built in 3015. Patrons enjoy a black tie cocktail reception and dinner under its elegant dome, then cross the street to a one night only performance of 'Spellbound' in the equally elegant, modern undulating form that wraps two concert halls and a public plaza, The Hilo Opera House on the banks of the Waikoto River {flowing water}. As an encore patrons return to City Hall for an opportunity to mingle with the dancers, and a vivacious after party with live music, sweets and savories, champagne, and dancing - no toe shoes required. The gala raises funds for a variety of the Hilo Ballet companies artistic initiatives, including new works, apprenticeships, scholarships for the Grace Ballet School and the Sunhwa Arts High School, and community arts education programs for all ages. Tickets for the ballet begin at 500 Ryu, and Patron Sponsorships begin at 1500 Ryu.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 29 April 2021, 06:31:11
Golden Week is several consecutive national holidays on Nejiro that take place in the same 'week', with many festivals and religious observances. Many businesses and government offices are closed at this time, and people use this time to socialize and travel, beaches and cruises are especially popular.

Takomatsuri: {kite festival} on May 1 - a celebration of clear skies, in honor of the sky that shelters and nurtures

Midori no hi: {greenery day} on May 3 - a day to commune with nature and be thankful for its blessings

Umo no hi: {ocean day} on May 4 - a day to give thanks for the bounty of the oceans

Kodomo no hi: {children's day} on May 5 - when families celebrate the healthy growth and happiness of children and raise the koinbori {carp windsock - symbolizing strength and success} for each member of the family

Yama no hi: {mountain day} on May 6 - a day to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 29 April 2021, 21:48:37
Kapten Bjornsen looked over at his desk, where Quartermaster Quist was seated. "you've got to work all your contacts for this, Nat. We're gonna need to grow while we are on this planet. Especially since the threats seem to be getting more varied. I want to get that rescue command going, but also, we'll need more infantry unit backup. Go and get me some ground-pounders, and some apcs to run them with. Get with all the vehicle makers on this world, get something durable. I'll spare whatever backup and funding you think will help. Oh, one more thing. I'll need a new Aide. I gave Sato a chance to pilot for us."

Quartermaster Quist sighs, "you can't keep doing that. You need to consult with the rest of the staff when you do things like that. It leaves holes for the rest of us to fill. DO you want to grab a tech, or do you have another of your wacky ideas?" He shook his head at the grin that crossed his boss's face. "Spill, Boss. Tell me what I need to search for."   

Marius Bjornsen said, "I don't need an aide right away. I think we could use an unofficial cultural assistant to help us read the planet better. Get with the GSF Cultural Wavefinder team, and then hire someone locally ourselves. However, do not designate them officially as a cultural assistant. Put them in my Aide slot. I don't want military. I want civilian. I want to position us as a rock in the community as well as on the battlefield. Now, let me get back to the battlefield strategy regarding those orbital inserted units. Let Ice Queen know she's up, and she's working with Lojtnant Lundmark and the 17th Kobold in Hunter's den. The other units on the mission will be Twister and the 277th Kavallari Battle Armor Squad in the 'Peace of Death.' Get those units prepped first. Then get The King Crab, Black Knight, Cyclone, Winter's wish, and Monsoon ready for a possible assault. I hope we don't need all that firepower, but it can't hurt to prep it all. Good luck. " 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 April 2021, 11:21:17
“Tai-i Timurovna have second platoon ready to move out. I want them on this mission to find just dropped what on this rock.” Sho-sa Josef informs his armor commander.
“Yes sir.”
“Also have Tai-i Halevi get all the tin cans ready. I know they are in training but we may need them.”
“Yes Sir!” She heads out.

“Sho-sa Josef to what do I owe the honor of this call?” Tekeda asks the militia commander.
“I will be sending the militias second armored platoon out with this mission.” Josef informs Tekeda. “They have trained in that area and the Bulldogs and Galleons they have will help.”
“Thank you commander I will inform the GSF.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 30 April 2021, 20:09:05
LoD requests weather forecasts, and reports of past weather in the mountains. Also need information on avalanche activity in this area(most likely peak(s), most frequent.

 
OK so on to the next mission  >:D

“GSF control to all GSF commands you are now on red alert, I say again you are on red alert. All commands need to ready a recon force. This force will be looking for the trail of the units that just dropped on world.”
“All commands will also ready all other units not in the field to be ready for battle. The recon force you are now prepping is just that a recon to find these units. A battle force will be prepped from other units you are now bringing on line.”


So the next mission will be to try and find the jokers that just dropped in  ::)
You will be working in the Kiso Mountains and do need to keep this in mind picking this recon force.
Any units that took part in the last mission will still be in the field while this mission is taking place. So yes they are out for this mission.
Your mission is to find them and report back.

you get normal setup. 1 Mech, 1 Armor, 1 Infantry and 1 your pick.
I have said this many times at the games and will put it here too. WORK WITH EACH OTHER ON THIS
All of your units working together on this will give you the best chance to DO THE MISSION and not get nuked.
each of your units have parts that will make doing this job better for you. Keep in mind when you find them then you get to bring in the big guns  :thumbsup:
Please take your talk of your force make up to PMs to keep space here open. I will help if you need it. I have had the units set fore sometime now >:D now I cet to play with them  >:D

Yes I am turning up the heat people  >:D

Feel free to drop any other in game play here  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 30 April 2021, 21:09:19
Kapula Koichizoku {prayers} 

colors: pink, purple
kamon: twin dolphins
Delm: Hualani Kapula
Matrona: Lukia Wehilani Kapula
Founders MP: Hana Hiu Kapula
Spokesperson: Ihupani Kalani
Militia: Wild Sentries   
Militia Commander: Lee Momo

Associate Member Families: Ahulani, Hiu, Kai, Momo, Wehilani, Kamaka, Keahi   

Territory: [map 28] (650 sq km) landhold south of the Akashi Yama {redstone mountains} on the continent of Shinrin east of the resort city of Yakan - including one hundred kilometers of coastline (pink sand beaches and some of the best surf on the planet), plus three adjacent properties to the north, east, and west (225 sq km each)   

Agriculture: 
Kaho Gohan {perfume rice} - farms heirloom rice varietals (forbidden, jasmine, wehani, kalijiri)

Amai {sweet} - farms high quality and luxury fruit varietals: strawberries, white strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, kyoho grapes, nashi pears, satonishiki cherries, hakuto and shimizu white peaches, momo peaches, mikan citrus, watermelon, mango, pineapple, yubari king melon, amalfi lemons, runs seasonal picking events 

Aqua Star - runs coastal and deep sea fishing fleets, sells branded frozen, dried, salted, pickled, and canned seafood, runs fish markets on landhold and in Yakan   

Kalua {to cook in an underground oven} - hog and poultry farm cooperative, branded pork and poultry products

Koa Grove - apiary, tree and cannabis plantations growing koa, ulu, wiliwili, kukui, fresh honey products

Kahua Kalani {base of the heavens) - thirty five thousand ha nature reserve park located west of the landhold on ichizoku property has trails, primitive camping, campgrounds, and tours 


Corporate:
Beneteau - designs, engineers, and constructs racing and cruising sail boats, sailing yachts, junk rigs, motorboats, powerboats, jetskis, and dinghy

Ariel - manufactures bicycles, electric scooters and motorcycles

Kapula Candle - hand made, hand painted beeswax candles

Tidewater - designs, engineers, and constructs sport and commercial deep sea, coastal, and river fishing vessels and patrol boats 

Ho Tekko - metal works, metal fabricators, salvage, recycling

Wanderer - designs and manufactures hybrid motorcycles, minibus, scooters, beetles, atvs, and surf wagons 

Maaji - designs and manufactures sarong, yukata, beach apparel, swimwear, and accessories

Wavestorm - designs and builds surf boards, coaches amateur and pro surfers, runs surf competitions, and has pro shops

Hokulea {the star which travels} - crafts traditional hawaiian and polynesian single and multihull canoe, navigational devices, sails, ropes, nets, traps, hooks, fishing line, and spears, runs school from apprentice to mastery teaching traditional wayfinding

Na Mea Kaua {things of war} - crafts spears, swords, and knives of steel, tooth, and claw, manufactures spear guns

Harmony - worldwide cannabis dispensaries

Namiko Marina and Yacht Club {wave child}

Moana Surf Resort - steps from a friendly lineup at one of the most consistent surf spots on the planet, nestled in an exclusive hideaway and privileged location, a place with spectacular sunsets and great surf year round, we regularly have waves in excess of six meters, we offer boutique accommodations and expert surf coaching with every detail of your comfort and rest kept in mind, we host and sponsor the Merrie Monarch Festival and Hula Competition annually as well as the Mavericks and Quicksilver pro surf competitions 

Mahealani Gated Community {heavenly moonlight} - located on a small peninsula on the southernmost point of the landhold, properties have stunning views of the extinct volcano Suiko Miyama {water tiger seamount} which rises almost one thousand meters above sea level in Seishin Bei {spirit bay} a few kilometers off the coast, there are incredible views of the pink sand coastline, and panoramic ocean vistas, it is a very accessible neighborhood with an understated atmosphere - surfers and active people of all ages are drawn to this area for some of the best waves, running routes, and hiking trails 

Centerscale Automation - documenting the correct measurements takes functional apparatuses that are both precise and accurate, so you know without a doubt what you are documenting is factual. In industries that deal with weight , a poorly manufactured or uncalibrated scale can shift the balance, causing issues for everything from freight costs to dietary needs. Our clients receive high quality commercial and industrial scales from a certified and registered scale agency. From the food industry to medicine, scales are an important part of day to day operations. Knowing the precise weight of a product, system, or animal is directly related to how they are graded, analyzed, and priced. This company's precision instruments, coupled with our certified technicians, will provide accurate weight measurements for your business. We also provide quality services for our instruments including consultation, calibration, installation, and rentals. Whether you need a digital hanging scale for your luggage or a pallet weight scale for your backroom loading and unloading, or drive on vehicle scales contact us today for your weighing needs. 
   
Progressive Plastics - from brochure and card displays to retail cases and smartphone holders, select a company with the experience and know how to create exactly what you need. We offer custom acrylic fabrication that is second to none, with more than thirty years of industry experience, our exceptional craftsmanship will give your valuables the showcase they deserve. Whether you need creative display cases, raffle drums, or plastic molding work Progressive Plastics uses industry leading products and techniques to ensure our goods are the highest quality. In addition we give our products an extra edge with a wide selection of quality finishes including flame polishing, die-cutting, custom lettering, and vinyl printing. The sky's the limit when you trust your acrylic fabrication needs with our experts at Progressive Plastics. 

Kings Robe - High Street menswear, accessories, footwear, outerwear, lifestyle favorites and more - curated from the best Nejiro brands, custom tailoring upon request, and bespoke clothing available with appointment, locations on landhold and Yakan, Lanikai, Yousai, and Bridges

La Bonne Vie Hotel - Perched picturesquely on Varkala Cliffs, a ten minute walk from the beach, this straightforward hotel is a nine minute walk from the Living World Aquarium, and is just a few kilometers along the cliff walk from The Block Shopping Arcade. The relaxed single or double occupancy suites offer individual temperature controls, free secure wifi, flat screen tv's with streaming media and electronic centers, mini fridges with complimentary stock, stained glass table lamps with device chargers, comfortable king size beds behind french doors, wardrobe armoire with each bed set, coffee and tea bars, bath with bidet, shower,  and spa tub, with complimentary toiletries, lounging and dining areas, a secretary desk set and stained glass torchiere, bright murals painted on the walls, and spectacular ocean views from your personal lanai. There is a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, lobby lounge, business center, concierge, fitness center, outdoor courtyard pool and Tiki Bar, the Amasia restaurant with a full sushi bar, a robata for grilled items cooked on leaves, and pupus (small plates intended to be shared like dungeness crab chawanmushi and kurobuta char siu), also on premises is the White Wolf Patisserie serving an ever changing selection of japanese breads and sweets, french cakes and pastries, all accompanied by your choice of espresso, turkish, cold brew, drip and nitro coffees, craft cocktails, black, green, and herbal teas, bubble tea, masala chai, or russian tea. The gift shop features an exclusive line of La Bonne Vie products from luxurious beach towels to its one of a kind stuffed animals. 

Legacy Art Stone - crafts carved or engraved cemetery memorials, stone monuments with family monsho {heraldry}, gravestones, stone pagoda, stone lanterns

Sherwood Arborists - from trimming and pruning to protection from insects and disease it takes an experienced professional tree service to properly care for native trees, the staff has over forty years  experience and the industries most advanced equipment and know how to complete any task from tree removal to lot clearing, landscape installations, and routine maintenance 

Varkala Wireless - your one stop shop for all things prepaid phone and sim cards, from top of the line smartphones to basic talking and texting, phone rentals, prepaid phone cards, accessories, worldwide chain   

Vivial - firm provides website creation services, website hosting, digital and social media marketing, local search solutions, local print directories 

Ariki Court Reporting {nobility} - court transcription services: depositions, private trials, court trials, hearings, meetings, audio playback and interpreted depositions 

ChargeItSpot - newsstands with kawaii {cute} temptations, local and interstellar newspapers and  periodicals, greeting cards, postcards, stationary, paperbacks, light novels, manga, beverages, candy, smokes, snacks, fresh made egg sandwiches, and free and secure device charging for customers, worldwide chain   

Teihaku {anchor} - business and entrepreneurship consultant firm who specialize in creative rights, and are at the core of modern technology and media monitoring their growth in order to inform our legal methods - all to give you excellent advice that will last for years to come, offers security and business advice to innovative, creative, and emerging businesses in the arts, entertainment, digital media, tech, and design industries 

Hokaniwanai {like no other} - our products begin as custom works of art, our talented artisans sketch colorful inspired scenes that are later applied to hand painted leather handbags, footwear, apparel, outerwear, and other accessories for the perfect combination of wear ability and art 

Saikonokori {the best ice} - manufactures ice shaving machines and snow cone machines for commercial, retail, and restaurants

Slippa - manufactures unisex (eva sole with air foam and shock absorbing cushioning with non marking outsoles) flip flops, geta, wooden geta, and zori for beach, trail, and casual wear - the bottoms and soles are printed with tie dye, graphic, or painted designs, also makes plain and printed tabi socks   

Fuelman - vehicle fueling and charging stations located at road stations and service plazas also in urban and suburban areas on Shinrin and Tairiku, does fuel delivery for regional, rural, commercial, and industrial clients, a trusted provider of wholesale petroleum, propane, liquid gas, and lubricating oils, they take pride in customer satisfaction for evey job, all drivers are expertly trained to handle the contents they deliver and will assist with the unloading and set up for all your deliveries

Soleil Luna - full service beauty salon and day spa upscale chain with experts in cuts, colors, locs, updos, makeup, manicure, pedicure, waxing, massages, facials, body treatments, and organic skincare, popular packages include Maui Zen, Stress Solution, Crazy for Coconut, the Ulta Lux, and four handed massages 

Pakaloha Swim {let love reign} - your go to spot for top of the line surfing bikinis, bikini separates (brazilian to boy shorts), tankinis, one piece swimsuits, surf suits, rash guards, sarongs, flip flops, beach towels, beach totes, and sunglasses, boutiques located on landhold, Yakan, Marena, and Lanikai, and pop up shops seasonally located in Sakura Onsen, Hilo, Bridges, and Samar

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 03 May 2021, 12:00:59
Other information  that would be great to know.
#1 any mineral or ores that will affect sensor readings in the mountain region?
#2 other environmental factors that might affect the recon?
#3 which family or families have the strongest influence in the area? coordinating and communicating with them, if possible, will make our job easier.

If inquiries are made, by the GSF commander or by the Governor's staff about Loyalty's force deployment plans, "Duke"  will respond with:

-the "Dog Pound" (Badger w/ full B.A. contingent)
- the "Mutt" (Chimera)
- "Bee" (Yellow jacket)
-???
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 03 May 2021, 17:06:11
LoD requests weather forecasts, and reports of past weather in the mountains. Also need information on avalanche activity in this area(most likely peak(s), most frequent.

It is early spring so you have melt off of snow and ice from winter and spring rains.

You can have to deal with flash flooding and mud slides. You can also five some ground fog.

As you get higher in the mountains the temp will drop.

All the fun of spring in the mountains.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 04 May 2021, 01:01:45
Other information  that would be great to know.
#1 any mineral or ores that will affect sensor readings in the mountain region?

The crystals that have been is some of the last missions. They mess with comms as they are a natural radio source.

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#2 other environmental factors that might affect the recon?

just the ones listed before

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#3 which family or families have the strongest influence in the area? coordinating and communicating with them, if possible, will make our job easier.

Dai / Shuyona Ichizoku {great / major clan}
Ceallach

Koichizoku
Carson
Conchobhar
Hohki
Loinsigh
MacDiarmid
Malik
Rizvi
Sinclair

If I misses any Eilidhdawn can add them in.

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If inquiries are made, by the GSF commander or by the Governor's staff about Loyalty's force deployment plans, "Duke"  will respond with:

-the "Dog Pound" (Badger w/ full B.A. contingent)
- the "Mutt" (Chimera)
- "Bee" (Yellow jacket)
-???

noted please pick #4 soon
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 04 May 2021, 11:52:02
I had my Spec ops forces travelling in the mountains before after the First mission I played in. Would that give us any insight into possible bases/cave complexes that would hold a force of that potential size?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 04 May 2021, 12:58:01
I had my Spec ops forces travelling in the mountains before after the First mission I played in. Would that give us any insight into possible bases/cave complexes that would hold a force of that potential size?

Your crew was working to the south east. in the area of Silverbridge. These landings look to be along the north west around Ceallach and Stonehaven.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 04 May 2021, 13:17:41
Okie. Good to know. :D :D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 04 May 2021, 21:34:59
The crystals that have been is some of the last missions. They mess with comms as they are a natural radio source.

just the ones listed before

Dai / Shuyona Ichizoku {great / major clan}
Ceallach

Koichizoku
Carson
Conchobhar
Hohki
Loinsigh
MacDiarmid
Malik
Rizvi
Sinclair

If I misses any Eilidhdawn can add them in.

noted please pick #4 soon

Just to clarify the Carson Koichizoku is several dozen kilometers northeast of the resort city of Lanikai between the Akazuna coastline and the Cote d'Azur

Conchobhar is on the Akazuna coastline in the lowlands of the Kiso Mountains southwest of Stonehaven

Hohki is on the Yoshino-gawa riverfront south of the city of Bridges

Loingsigh is on the western coast of Tairiku in the southwestern lowlands of the Kiso Mountains {backbone} south of the Conchobhar and Sinclair Ichizoku landholds

MacDiarmid is on the Yoshino-gawa riverfront north of the city of Bridges

Malik and Rizvi are east of the Yoshino-gawa in the northeastern Kiso Mountains in the Eastern Desert north east of the Tentai Mizumi

Sinclair is north of Loingsigh and Conchobhar on the western coast of Tairiku on the Akazuna coastline in the Kiso Mountain lowlands

You will be searching territory west of the Yoshino-gawa in the northwestern Kiso Mountains patrolled by the Dai Ichizoku Ceallach and by the Takayama Koichizoku, the Conchobhar Koichizoku, and the Sinclair Koichizoku between Camp Kaki, Ceallach Castle, Stonehaven, and possibly the Akazuna Coast

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 05 May 2021, 11:19:40
Just to clarify the Carson Koichizoku is several dozen kilometers northeast of the resort city of Lanikai between the Akazuna coastline and the Cote d'Azur

Conchobhar is on the Akazuna coastline in the lowlands of the Kiso Mountains southwest of Stonehaven

Hohki is on the Yoshino-gawa riverfront south of the city of Bridges

Loingsigh is on the western coast of Tairiku in the southwestern lowlands of the Kiso Mountains {backbone} south of Conchobhar and Sinclair

MacDiarmid is on the Yoshino-gawa riverfront north of the city of Bridges

Malik and Rizvi are east of the Yoshino-gawa in the northeastern Kiso Mountains in the Eastern Desert north east of the Tentai Mizumi

Sinclair is north of Loingsigh and Conchobhar on the western coast of Tairiku on the Akazuna coastline in the Kiso Mountain lowlands

You will be searching territory west of the Yoshino-gawa in the northwestern Kiso Mountains patrolled by the Dai Ichizoku Ceallach and by the Takayama Koichizoku, the Conchobhar Koichizoku, and the Sinclair Koichizoku between Camp Kaki, Ceallach Castle, Stonehaven, and possibly the Akazuna Coast
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Are any of these families aligned w/ the black dragons, or WoB to the governor's or the GSF knowledge? If not Why aren't we trying to contact or coordinate with them?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 05 May 2021, 16:14:09
The more help we get from local forces, the larger the force that Shadhawk has to throw at us to keep it an interesting fight.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 05 May 2021, 17:34:12
The more help we get from local forces, the larger the force that Shadhawk has to throw at us to keep it an interesting fight.
Not true. They could supply "eyes and ears" in the region, or even blocking forces in the passes they control limiting or restricting whatever forces we are trying to locate.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 06 May 2021, 00:30:28
Are any of these families aligned w/ the black dragons, or WoB to the governor's or the GSF knowledge?

The GSF units .... you the players have not done much work on this front.

If not Why aren't we trying to contact or coordinate with them?


That is the question now is it not  >:D

The more help we get from local forces, the larger the force that Shadhawk has to throw at us to keep it an interesting fight.

Maybe, maybe not

Not true. They could supply "eyes and ears" in the region, or even blocking forces in the passes they control limiting or restricting whatever forces we are trying to locate.

but this would have the hermit crabs popping out to talk with the people of the rock  ^-^
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 06 May 2021, 07:39:09
Since no one else has. "Duke" will reach out to try and if nothing else to establish a line of communication with these families but ideally for their assistance now and in the future.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 06 May 2021, 09:38:01
Kasai Koichizoku {fire}


colors: red, orange
kamon: fire element vector spiral
Delm: Aodh Kasai
Matrona: Shiori Kasai
Founders MP: Naomi Namaka Kasai 
Spokesperson: Yasu Oliwa Kasai
Militia: Guntai {army} and Kaijojietai {maritime self defense}
Militia Commander: Shire-kan Willamina Kasai-Orynge {commander}


Associate Member Families: Keoki, Kilia, Nikolao, Namaka, Oliwa, Orynge, Ahi, Brann, Pozhar, Tan   

Territory: [map a] (650 sq km) landhold spans two neighboring islands (fifty six kilometers apart), Kasai (2237 sq km) and Ahi {fire} (1274 sq km) - half on each island, the islands are located at the southernmost point of the tropical Kasai Isles archipelago a few degrees north of the equator, the ichizoku has additionally purchased the property in total on both islands, both islands are geologically active, Volcan Isabella on Kasai and Volcan Wolffe on Ahi grow the islands several centimeters each year   


Agriculture:
Fiammante Farming Cooperative - cultivates organic tomatoes, peppers, sunflowers, ground nuts, maize, pistachios, cashews, rubber, berries, coconuts, bamboo, citrus, herbs, spices, rice, edible flowers, ornamental flowers, tea, rabbits, muntjac deer, sika deer, aurochs, shrimp   

Sunny Day Creamery - dairy farm cooperative producing branded milk and cheese products

Akarui Crop Science {bright} - engineers and produces organic pesticides, seeds, organic fertilizers, crop protection systems, and does environmental science studies 

Tunny - wild caught fishing fleet that commercially catches tuna, tarpon, sailfish, marlin, swordfish, and barracuda, they also run charter sport and recreational fishing fleets, and operates a tuna aquaculture oceanarium and farm

Corporate:
Fiammante Mills - processes agriculture for wholesale and retail, services include textiles, butchers, juices, jams, butters, canning, milling, freezing, packaging, packing   

Field Forensics - develops and manufactures self contained threat chemical detection and identification kits for field use, develops and manufactures instruments and methods for detection of narcotics, explosives, chemical weapon agents, toxins, precursor chemicals, and other chemicals, our instruments are designed for use in tough environments and are available to military, law enforcement, emergency response, and security organizations around the world 

Flash Force - develops and manufactures fire protection, safety and prevention equipment, fire house and personnel equipment, fire fighting vehicles, rescue vehicles, also constructs mobile and fixed fire training systems

Floating East Gelateria - chain of italian style homemade gelato and sorbet parlours 

Geospatial Solutions - develops, builds, and launches satellite networks for media, communications, law enforcement, and military markets, also has public digital global satellite images and positioning systems

Orynge - digital communications company with internet data networks, data centers, and cyber security firmware and software

Otter Point - shipyards with commercial and military docks that build, maintain, and repair frigates, corvettes, submarines, patrol boats, naval weapon systems, trawlers, steamboats, ferries, bulk carriers, container ships, passenger liners, tugs, clippers, freighters, and water taxis, that also does heavy engineering and construction

Freshaire - manufactures solar powered water wash technology air purifiers and ionizers for industrial and commercial spaces 

Malia {calm, peaceful, probably, perhaps} - crafts traditional koa wood outrigger canoes

Kireina Kaern {beautiful flame} - crafts and manufactures fixed and portable fire pits, chimneas, outdoor fireplaces, outdoor ovens, grills, and accessories 

Hotaru {firefly} - designs and manufactures ballistic, flechette, laser, tranquilizer, and taser firearms, support weapons, and munitions

Tsubuyaki Hanabi {murmuration fireworks} - engineers and manufactures silent fireworks, creates both small and large scale displays

Flare - designs and manufactures firearm optics, reload supplies and kits, accessories, cleaning supplies and kits

Hinokokoro {heart of fire} - traditional japanese bladesmiths - nihonto prices begin at six thousand ryu and daisho prices begin at ten thousand ryu   

Eiennohono {eternal flame} - designs and manufacture a wide range of lighters including catalytic, flameless, permanent match, electric arc, butane, spark wheel, piezoelectric, and flexible neck 

Fireside - social media firm that develops, operates, and moderates digital meeting halls, digital group chats, digital concert halls and auditoriums, digital classrooms and lecture halls, and secure private digital chat rooms and meeting spaces

Zippy's - get a taste of the islands, our extensive menu of island favorites reflects the melting pot that is the Kasai Isles, we take pride in making good hearty food while working with our suppliers and partners to provide the highest quality ingredients for our polynesian, korean, japanese, russian, indian, italian, and american ethnic inspired  dishes, dine in at our restaurant in Makai {toward the ocean}, Ahi, order online at our website, order and pickup, or have your meal delivered - pupu platters, barrels, and buckets are available for every potluck, party, or office get together but must be ordered at least one hour in advance

Matson - logistics and shipping company via water, rail, and road that also does container maintenance, stevedoring and other terminal services, supply chain services, warehousing, distribution, less than container load consolidation, and freight forwarding

TheBus - public transportation company for the Kasai Isles via ferry, water taxi, monorail, light rail, aerial tramways, bus, and bicycle share system 

Halekulani Hotel {house befitting heaven} - was opened in 2621 and is a cherished blend of place and space, an oasis of tranquility amid the energy of Kasai. With our beachfront location and unobstructed views of the ocean Halekulani is the sought after destination for those wishing to honeymoon in the Kasai Isles. We are proud to continue our long tradition of excellence in hospitality, cuisine, and amenities. Once you arrive on the property you know intuitively that its different here. Our profound dedication to hospitality and deep commitment to service touches everything we do. Our spacious rooms and suites evoke an understated elegance, and our signature seven shades of white showcase the natural beauty of Kasai and its tropical views. Every room offers a sense of spaciousness and contemporary conveniences, and most have memory making ocean views. Our accommodation inspires serenity and relaxation, it is recognized for our unequaled splendor. 

Ha Breath of Life - a stage production telling the symbolic story of Mana and his beloved Lani, punctuated by polynesian dance, music, and blazing fire knives. It is told in our evening show featuring over one hundred Hula and Fire dancers, special effects, animation, and surround sound. It is a saga of birth and death, love and family, tragedy and triumph. Playing at the Polynesia Amphitheatre, Nani, {beautiful, enjoyable} Kasai seasonally.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 06 May 2021, 12:01:42
Since no one else has. "Duke" will reach out to try and if nothing else to establish a line of communication with these families but ideally for their assistance now and in the future.

OK so who are you reaching out and in what order?
Also how?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 06 May 2021, 19:50:00
Weird my post from 6 hrs ago got dropped or deleted.

"Duke"'s first inclination is to contact the smaller or houses in lesser standing first as they are more eager to  broaden their power base, exposure and influence. However he will make a call contacting the cultural liaison asking for her suggestions or recommendations on whom he should call first and in which order, before a potential egregious error might be made.

Also what kind of dropship headed for the mountainous area?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 09 May 2021, 19:30:10
According to Anthony, it was Drop Pods, not a Dropship.  So they could be spread out over a decent area, rather than concentrated in one location.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 10 May 2021, 03:20:16

The Grand Military Tattoo and Assault At Arms, the largest Military Tattoo and Pageant on Nejiro, always takes place the year before The Ichizoku Martial Olympiad (which takes place every six years for eighteen days in August), as standings from the Tattoo affect standings at the start of The Martial Olympiad. The term originates from an early Terran phrase 'doe den tap toe' - a signal sounded by drummers or trumpeters to instruct innkeepers near military garrisons to stop serving beer and for soldiers to return to their barracks. The Tattoo is a series of ancient, traditional, and modern martial competitions, contested by the officers and soldiers of the regular and auxiliary units of the Nejiroan Armed Forces, who compete for the honor of their units, budgetary considerations for their units morale, welfare, and recreation services section, challenge coins, and preferred leave days. Over one thousand performers are recruited from every Nejiroan Armed Forces unit and includes personnel from the Akai Yoake Military Academy, the Special Military School, the Nejiro Defense Troop,  all Ichizoku Militias, several PMC's, ROTC units from various military schools and colleges, the Nejiro Fire Brigade Wildland units, select law enforcement organizations, and the NPO. The show is highly choreographed and intensely rehearsed, it includes theatrics, costumes, and several different ethnic and cultural styles of traditional military music consisting of brass, drums, horns, pipes, symbols, and gongs. There are drill teams, hippika gymnasia, gymkhanas, furusiyya, and other cavalry manuevers, display teams, mock battles, bugle corps, drumline battles, staged assaults, historic re-enactments, displays of unarmed combat styles, celtic and other ethnic dancers and dance teams, aircraft flyovers, choirs, and military bands and orchestras from around the globe. There will be a Musical Ride conducted by assorted units of Cavalry, and a Musical Drive conducted by artillery. The event also includes fireworks, projection mapping across the facade of The Castle, fanfares, and massed Pipe & Drums from each of Nejiro's major ethnic cultures. The Tattoo occurs across five days of performances, and competitions, with both an opening and closing ceremony at each venue. The competitions are judged by military, professional, and celebrity judges at each venue of the tour, with winners announced at the end of the tour. Each show always closes with the Top Secret Drum Corps, the only 'civilian' performers in the show, and consists of a color guard and twenty five highly dedicated drummers from every corner of Nejiro. They use the Basel drumming style which is militaristic and derived from the military drumming drills of swiss soldiers in the middle ages of Terra, but at a much faster rate that is more upbeat and playful. Segments of the routine feature a rhumba, a drummers duel, drumstick juggling, fire sticks, and exploding flagpoles. Thirty percent of the proceeds of the tour will enrich several military, arts, and civilian charitable organizations including the Nejiro Armed Forces Benevolent Fund, the Wounded Warrior Project, Freedom Service Dogs, the USO, and Operation Homefront.


3068 Grand Military Tattoo and Assault at Arms Tour Dates

Stadio del Leone D'oro, Bridges, Tairiku                      April 27 - 31

Olympia Grand Spektrum, Yousai, Tairiku                   May 10 - 15

Koshien Dome, Samar, Shinrin                                      May 24 - 28

Marakana Stadium, Rainbow, Shinrin                           June 6 - 11

Mosaic Stadium, Hilo, Tairiku                                        June 21 - 25

Nautilus Arena, Leyte, Tairiku                                         July 11 - 15

Allianz Arena, Quezon, Tairiku                                        July 25 - 29

Legion Fields, Tarawa, Caoyuen                                     August 8 - 12

Heroes Field Stadia, Lanikai, Tairiku                              August 22 - 26

Arrowhead Stampede Grounds, Kamloops, Tairiku     September 12 - 16

Siniy Sports Complex (the blue bowl), Siniy, Caoyen   September 26 - 30

New Field Arena, Port, Tairiku                                           October 9 - 13

**Minpei Toride Parade Grounds, Tairiku                        October 23 - 27
          this is an invitation only command performance for military dependants, families of the performers, high ranked armed forces commanders, ichizoku hierarchy, Ministers and Members of Parliament, the Governor and her staff, diplomats, ambassadors, and other VIPs

Tickets begin at 50 Ryu, multi day passes and VIP packages begin at 200 Ryu
For Press Passes please contact our public relations department at thegrandtattoo@defenceminister/MWR.njo,gov 




 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 10 May 2021, 03:56:36


                                                                                Culture Trip 
                                                              Toro Nagashi = Flowing Lanterns 
                                                                                Dave Afshar   


Second in importance to New Year's is Obon - the lantern festival or festival of the dead. The annual lunar event is a national holiday celebrated in honor of ones ancestors and to show reverence to those who came before you, during August on the thirteenth through the sixteenth. During Obon it is believed that the spirits of deceased ancestors return to their homes. Toro Nagashi officially begins at the moment the ancestors commence their return to the spirit world.
First a mukae bi - a welcoming fire is lit, traditionally lanterns are hung in front of houses, so the ancestors can easily find their way home. Talk of the years happenings such as births or new jobs is then shared with the ancestors by visiting their graves, altars, shrines, and temples and leaving offerings of food and flowers. Families then come together to guide the spirits down to the sea using traditional candle lit lanterns lining the paths to the water, then once reaching the water floating lanterns with lit candles and senko incense are launched to guide the spirits return to the spirit world. As all humans originally came from the water, the lanterns visually represent the spirits return to the elements. In places without rivers, seas, or lakes the lanterns are released into the sky, to eventually return to the water. These lanterns are designed to ignite after reaching a certain height and then slowly burn away like flickering candles. Toro Nagashi sees thousands of lanterns set afloat at dusk to commemorate the souls of the dead, a spectacular display of light and dark as the lanterns glow slowly fades into the distance.
Its easy for visitors to take part, you can bring your own lanterns or buy them ready made for around fifteen ryu. At most major festivals you will find tables set up where you can decorate your lantern with pictures and wishes. The festivals are free to watch, although it is best to arrive as early as possible - the riverbanks tend to get very crowded, those wishing to release a lantern may need to wait in line as long as an hour.
You will also be treated to live music and traditional Obon dancing. The Bon Odori was originally choreographed to be performed in Yukata, and most often still is. It's a dance that is as mesmerizing as the lanterns, with movements and gestures that express wishes for a good harvest and good fortune. The moves are easy to learn and master, making it a very accessible traditional performance. 
Please make your travel arrangements early, as most companies close down operations during this period, so travel will be especially crowded at this time. It is an important family gathering time as most return to their hometowns to pray together with their extended family and await their ancestors spirit to return.

   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 10 May 2021, 11:24:26
Weird my post from 6 hrs ago got dropped or deleted.

"Duke"'s first inclination is to contact the smaller or houses in lesser standing first as they are more eager to  broaden their power base, exposure and influence. However he will make a call contacting the cultural liaison asking for her suggestions or recommendations on whom he should call first and in which order, before a potential egregious error might be made.

Molly will inform “Duke” that she does not know what Ichizoku would be willing to speak with him. She will also inform him that the Cultural Wavefinders are to help the members of the GSF to understand the ways of Nejiro not the politics. She will offer that if “Duke” wishes to speak with the different Ichizoku that maybe if he talked with the commanders of the Ichizoku Militias he may have a better chance. After all you military types do talk the same way.

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Also what kind of dropship headed for the mountainous area?

The class of DropShip is unknown. It used drop pods for the troops. It made a fast track and out of system.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 10 May 2021, 13:03:44
Molly will inform “Duke” that she does not know what Ichizoku would be willing to speak with him. She will also inform him that the Cultural Wavefinders are to help the members of the GSF to understand the ways of Nejiro not the politics. She will offer that if “Duke” wishes to speak with the different Ichizoku that maybe if he talked with the commanders of the Ichizoku Militias he may have a better chance. After all you military types do talk the same way.

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With that information "Duke" will contact Ichizoku militia commanders to try and coordinate and urge them to assist the GSF( contacting them in order of posting by elidawn and yourself).
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 11 May 2021, 12:19:27
Molly will inform “Duke” that she does not know what Ichizoku would be willing to speak with him. She will also inform him that the Cultural Wavefinders are to help the members of the GSF to understand the ways of Nejiro not the politics. She will offer that if “Duke” wishes to speak with the different Ichizoku that maybe if he talked with the commanders of the Ichizoku Militias he may have a better chance. After all you military types do talk the same way.

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With that information "Duke" will contact Ichizoku militia commanders to try and coordinate and urge them to assist the GSF( contacting them in order of posting by elidawn and yourself).

Callach
Commander Cynbel will offer that the Truen Laoch will need to talk with Chiji Saganami, Sho-sa Josef and the Commander of the GSF on this matter.

Carson
Commander Rhys-Corwen will not see why the Greys need to work with the GSF. So far they have not shown they are working for more then the Saganami Dai Ichizoku.

Conchobhar
Commander Rowan will say that Aoiri will want to talk of this with the Chiji, Commander of the Nejiro Militia and the Commander of the GSF.

Hohki
Commander Jackson and the Otome no Ryoken will look forward to working with the GSF.

Loingsigh
Commander Tanaka and the Sreangain will be happy to work with the GSF in the future.

MacDiarmid
Commander Sato and the Caomhnoiri will need to talk with the Chiji and Sho-sa Josef first.

Malik
Commander el-Jalair-Malik and the Muhajimun Alshabh do not see how working with the GSF will be of help form them.

Rizvi – do not see a need to work with the GSF
Commander Haq el-Rizvi does not see how working with the GSF will be of help to Albadw as his people are always on the move following the path of the nomad.

Sinclair – will need to talk about working with the GSF
Commander GilleChriost will want to talk with the Chiji, GSF commander and Sho-sa Josef about this before the Deamhans will say yes or no.

Takayama – will need to talk about working with the GSF
Commander Seriev will have to talk with the Chiji, Sho-sa Josef and the GSF’s commander to see if this is something the Hohoemu Kitsune will want to do.


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 11 May 2021, 20:22:44
The Grand Military Tattoo and Assault At Arms, the largest Military Tattoo and Pageant on Nejiro, always takes place the year before The Ichizoku Martial Olympiad (which takes place every six years for eighteen days in August), as standings from the Tattoo affect standings at the start of The Martial Olympiad. The term originates from an early Terran phrase 'doe den tap toe' - a signal sounded by drummers or trumpeters to instruct innkeepers near military garrisons to stop serving beer and for soldiers to return to their barracks. The Tattoo is a series of ancient, traditional, and modern martial competitions, contested by the officers and soldiers of the regular and auxiliary units of the Nejiroan Armed Forces, who compete for the honor of their units, budgetary considerations for their units morale, welfare, and recreation services section, challenge coins, and preferred leave days. Over one thousand performers are recruited from every Nejiroan Armed Forces unit and includes personnel from the Akai Yoake Military Academy, the Special Military School, the Nejiro Defense Troop,  all Ichizoku Militias, several PMC's, ROTC units from various military schools and colleges, the Nejiro Fire Brigade Wildland units, select law enforcement organizations, and the NPO. The show is highly choreographed and intensely rehearsed, it includes theatrics, costumes, and several different ethnic and cultural styles of traditional military music consisting of brass, drums, horns, pipes, symbols, and gongs. There are drill teams, hippika gymnasia, gymkhanas, furusiyya, and other cavalry manuevers, display teams, mock battles, bugle corps, drumline battles, staged assaults, historic re-enactments, displays of unarmed combat styles, celtic and other ethnic dancers and dance teams, aircraft flyovers, choirs, and military bands and orchestras from around the globe. There will be a Musical Ride conducted by assorted units of Cavalry, and a Musical Drive conducted by artillery. The event also includes fireworks, projection mapping across the facade of The Castle, fanfares, and massed Pipe & Drums from each of Nejiro's major ethnic cultures. The Tattoo occurs across five days of performances, and competitions, with both an opening and closing ceremony at each venue. The competitions are judged by military, professional, and celebrity judges at each venue of the tour, with winners announced at the end of the tour. Each show always closes with the Top Secret Drum Corps, the only 'civilian' performers in the show, and consists of a color guard and twenty five highly dedicated drummers from every corner of Nejiro. They use the Basel drumming style which is militaristic and derived from the military drumming drills of swiss soldiers in the middle ages of Terra, but at a much faster rate that is more upbeat and playful. Segments of the routine feature a rhumba, a drummers duel, drumstick juggling, fire sticks, and exploding flagpoles. Thirty percent of the proceeds of the tour will enrich several military, arts, and civilian charitable organizations including the Nejiro Armed Forces Benevolent Fund, the Wounded Warrior Project, Freedom Service Dogs, the USO, and Operation Homefront.


3068 Grand Military Tattoo and Assault at Arms Tour Dates

Stadio del Leone D'oro, Bridges, Tairiku                      April 27 - 31

Olympia Grand Spektrum, Yousai, Tairiku                   May 10 - 15

Koshien Dome, Samar, Shinrin                                      May 24 - 28

Marakana Stadium, Rainbow, Shinrin                           June 6 - 11

Mosaic Stadium, Hilo, Tairiku                                        June 21 - 25

Nautilus Arena, Leyte, Tairiku                                         July 11 - 15

Allianz Arena, Quezon, Tairiku                                        July 25 - 29

Legion Fields, Tarawa, Caoyuen                                     August 8 - 12

Heroes Field Stadia, Lanikai, Tairiku                              August 22 - 26

Arrowhead Stampede Grounds, Kamloops, Tairiku     September 12 - 16

Siniy Sports Complex (the blue bowl), Siniy, Caoyen   September 26 - 30

New Field Arena, Port, Tairiku                                           October 9 - 13

**Minpei Toride Parade Grounds, Tairiku                        October 23 - 27
          this is an invitation only command performance for military dependants, families of the performers, high ranked armed forces commanders, ichizoku hierarchy, Ministers and Members of Parliament, the Governor and her staff, diplomats, ambassadors, and other VIPs

Tickets begin at 50 Ryu, multi day passes and VIP packages begin at 200 Ryu
For Press Passes please contact our public relations department at thegrandtattoo@defenceminister/MWR.njo,gov
Most if not all memebers of LoD want to attend the military Tattoo and pageant.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 11 May 2021, 20:24:58

"Duke" would like to attend as it occurs on the anniversary of the death of his wife and children.

                                                                                Culture Trip 
                                                              Toro Nagashi = Flowing Lanterns 
                                                                                Dave Afshar   


Second in importance to New Year's is Obon - the lantern festival or festival of the dead. The annual lunar event is a national holiday celebrated in honor of ones ancestors and to show reverence to those who came before you, during August on the thirteenth through the sixteenth. During Obon it is believed that the spirits of deceased ancestors return to their homes. Toro Nagashi officially begins at the moment the ancestors commence their return to the spirit world.
First a mukae bi - a welcoming fire is lit, traditionally lanterns are hung in front of houses, so the ancestors can easily find their way home. Talk of the years happenings such as births or new jobs is then shared with the ancestors by visiting their graves, altars, shrines, and temples and leaving offerings of food and flowers. Families then come together to guide the spirits down to the sea using traditional candle lit lanterns lining the paths to the water, then once reaching the water floating lanterns with lit candles and senko incense are launched to guide the spirits return to the spirit world. As all humans originally came from the water, the lanterns visually represent the spirits return to the elements. In places without rivers, seas, or lakes the lanterns are released into the sky, to eventually return to the water. These lanterns are designed to ignite after reaching a certain height and then slowly burn away like flickering candles. Toro Nagashi sees thousands of lanterns set afloat at dusk to commemorate the souls of the dead, a spectacular display of light and dark as the lanterns glow slowly fades into the distance.
Its easy for visitors to take part, you can bring your own lanterns or buy them ready made for around fifteen ryu. At most major festivals you will find tables set up where you can decorate your lantern with pictures and wishes. The festivals are free to watch, although it is best to arrive as early as possible - the riverbanks tend to get very crowded, those wishing to release a lantern may need to wait in line as long as an hour.
You will also be treated to live music and traditional Obon dancing. The Bon Odori was originally choreographed to be performed in Yukata, and most often still is. It's a dance that is as mesmerizing as the lanterns, with movements and gestures that express wishes for a good harvest and good fortune. The moves are easy to learn and master, making it a very accessible traditional performance. 
Please make your travel arrangements early, as most companies close down operations during this period, so travel will be especially crowded at this time. It is an important family gathering time as most return to their hometowns to pray together with their extended family and await their ancestors spirit to return.

   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 13 May 2021, 22:50:58
The crystals that have been is some of the last missions. They mess with comms as they are a natural radio source.
just the ones listed before
Dai / Shuyona Ichizoku {great / major clan}
Ceallach
Koichizoku
Carson
Conchobhar
Hohki
Loinsigh
MacDiarmid
Malik
Rizvi
Sinclair

If I misses any Eilidhdawn can add them in.
noted please pick #4 soon

Have i had contact with any of these as i believe my base is in this area and i have had contacts with my neighbors several times
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 14 May 2021, 00:46:43
Have i had contact with any of these as i believe my base is in this area and i have had contacts with my neighbors several times

you are way south. when you were by Hilo you were in the area.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 14 May 2021, 15:40:53
Do I have any near me, or do I have to make alliances with the local squirrels?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 14 May 2021, 17:06:17
Do I have any near me, or do I have to make alliances with the local squirrels?

Most every Ichizoku on the list is in your area. You have just been talking with your local fuzzy tails  ;D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 14 May 2021, 20:45:24
my fourth unit will be "Duke" in the Barghest (my unit's CO)

"Duke" will terminate the last comm call, exasperated and with a sigh realizing that the GSF is failing to win the hearts and minds of the people they are trying to defend.

He will send out a communique to the Governor, the GSF Commander, and the GSF executive officer that they reach out to the families in the area of the mission, hopefully coordinate the reconnaissance with their forces and the GSF.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 15 May 2021, 04:50:16
Most every Ichizoku on the list is in your area. You have just been talking with your local fuzzy tails  ;D
Maybe I should put crittercams on all the local squirrels.  I'd have really good surveillance of the area that way. ;)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 16 May 2021, 10:43:48
Maybe I should put crittercams on all the local squirrels.  I'd have really good surveillance of the area that way. ;)

you do know that when they get to a road they will only cross when a vehicle comes  ;D

OK people I still need a couple of you to give unit lists.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 16 May 2021, 12:32:56
you do know that when they get to a road they will only cross when a vehicle comes  ;D
This isn't just a joke.  The males play chicken with cars to show the females and rival males who the toughest squirrel on the block is.
It also means that they will seek out combat vehicles to challenge making the crittercam idea not that far-fetched.

The Hands of the Goddess is sending a request up the chain of command for information on the clans in my area and suggestions on how to liaison with them.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 16 May 2021, 16:52:36
Within twenty eight hours of travel time by road from Camp Kaki are the Dai Ichizoku Ceallach and Fukuda, the Koichizoku Takayama, Sinclair, Conchobhar, Malik, Rizvi, Starfall, Loingsigh, Carson, Hayashi, and Chikamatsu

Within twenty eight hours of travel time from Camp Kaki by road are the major population centers of Whistler, Ceallach Castle, Stonehaven, Mauna Kea, Fukuda Castle, Lanikai, Sakura Onsen, Madina, Beru, Leaf, Hilo, and Silverbridge

Camp Haken and Camp Kurawa are also just in the twenty eight hour travel time by road
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 16 May 2021, 20:50:45
Konstantinovich Koichizoku


colors: red, yellow
kamon: longship at full sail
Delm: Ioann Konstantinovich
Matrona: Izabella Konstantinovich
Founders MP: Isaak Konstantinovich
Spokesperson: Violetta Oda Konstantinovich
Militia: Huskarlar {norse household troops}
Militia Commander: Zigfrids Konstantinovich - Koblya

Members of the Ichizoku are commonly described as arrogant, aggressive, and ambitious


Associate Member Families: Rurik, Koblya, Zadov, Zakharin, Mihailovich, Amlaf, Oda, Kochevnik, Ostrov 


Territory: [map b] (650 sq km) landhold on Constantine, an island in the Norse Eyja (a subartic archipelago in the north western hemisphere of Nejiro) - additional property includes the ownership of the isles of Constantine (2054 sq km), Rhos (544 sq km), and Kola (671 sq km) in the Norse Eyja, plus other assorted commercial, industrial, and residential properties planetary and stellar 


Agriculture:
Sea Treasures - assets include separate wholesale and retail fish markets on Constantine, commercial fishing and processing fleets, branded frozen and canned seafood products

Skyr Collective - cooperative farms that raise cattle, aurochs, pigs, horses, dairy cows, sheep, alpaca, and goats, also barley and winter wheat, that processes meat and dairy products for wholesale, mills textiles and flour, and also cures and produces quality and luxury leathers

Cerulean Polya {sky blue fields} - plantation farms flax for food, oil, and fibers, has industrial and commercial textile and flour mills     


Corporate:
Drengr Mariners PMC {concept of a warrior that possesses physical bravery, nobility, magnanimity, a sense of fair play, a sense of personal honor, self control, and equanimity in the face of danger} - provides military escorts for maritime and stellar shipping, corporate resource exploration, and executive protection

Norna Gaefa {fate, luck} - planetary and stellar chain of digital, electronic, and physical gaming parlours 

Zadov Ski Resort - five star ski resort located on Kola

Silver Seas - exclusive, ultra luxury, all inclusive ocean, river, and fjord cruise ship fleet

Konstantinovich Shipyards - designs, builds, maintains and repairs maritime and stellar vessels from dinghy to small craft for military, commercial, industrial, and consumer markets that also has logistics, shipping, warehousing, distribution, marine architecture, stellar architecture, marine engineering, and stellar engineering divisions (currently the largest and most diverse shipyards in system)

Bloom - mines and refines bog iron, iron, gold, amber, silver, jet, carnelian, rock crystal, almandine, calcite, iolite, silica, feldspar, carbon, titanium, salts, copper, manganese, vanadium, chromium, tungsten, soapstone in planetary and stellar locations

Millifiore - venetian style glassworks that makes solid and mosaic pattern beads and visby style lenses

Filigree - silver and jewelry smith cooperative that designs and crafts brooches, neckbands, bracelets, armbands, rings, pendants, necklaces, amulets, figurines, rune stones and decorated weapons for retail through their small chain of boutiques

Sunstone - firm that engineers and manufactures navigation, communication, and sensor systems, equipment, and software for maritime and stellar vessels

Atgeir {mail piercer, halberd} - crafts and manufactures armor, munitions, missiles, grenades, mines, rockets, launch systems, combat vehicles, support weapons, field guns, and firearms

Drengr Gaefa - crafts and manufactures sax {short sword}, atgeir {halberd}, axes, and knives 

Constantine Athletics - owns the Medvedi Ice Hockey Club {the bears}, the Arsenal Association Football Club, and sponsors athletes and competitions in the sports of ice skating, gymnastics, mixed martial arts, tennis, and fencing 

Longship Exchange - stellar and interstellar Traders with mercantile and trade goods stores that does both wholesale and retail business, with warehouses, shops, and markets located in planetary and stellar locations 

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 17 May 2021, 06:22:56
Kusonoke Koichizoku {ideal figure of a warrior} 


colors: amber, fuschia
kamon: dragon tortoise
creed: ambition, wisdom, valiancy, perseverance, steadfastness, stability
Delm: Kurako Kusonoke
Matrona: Maisie Kusonoke
Founders MP: Zachary Song
                       Concubine: Dagon Kennedy
Spokesperson: Noah Date Kusonoke
Militia: Kishi-dan {the knights}
Militia Commander: Thea Park


Associate Member Families: Date, Harada, Chevalier, Hosokawa, Ridder, Matsudaira, Nene

Territory: [map 17] (650 sq km) landhold near the northern coast of Tairiku, plus the additional properties (300 sq km) of industrial parks and a (300 sq km) nature preserve Seiiki Shizen Hogo-ku south of the landhold, and (300 sq km) property that includes sixty three kilometers of mostly untouched white sandy beaches, good waves for surfers, and colorful reefs perfect for snorkeling and diving on the subtropical coastline north of the landhold   


Agriculture:
Forest Gardens - grows and harvests groves of olives, figs, citrus, grapes, mulberry, pomegranate, medronheiro, apricots, loquat, quince, carob, almonds, dates, mushrooms, and goats

Indigo Harvest - grows dyers knotweed, japanese indigo, and indigofera for dyes, stains, and pigments

Amber Waves - a farming and ranching cooperative and food brand producing and processing everything from alfafa to zucchini, and chickens to water buffalo

Yosei Ringu {fairy ring} - raises and harvests edible and medicinal mushrooms for wholesale

Seiiki Shizen Hogo-ku {sanctuary nature preserve} - for foraging, hiking, raw camping, photo safaris, home to Haru Taki {springing falls} where the water springs out of the mountain (Clypeus Yama - five hundred meters asl) through a wall of greenery covered stone into Harunokawa {springing river} at multiple small points without any water body above it , it is sixty three meters high and one hundred thirty nine meters wide, the water is very cold and safe to drink (many come to collect water in small containers straight from the falls)   


Corporate:
Ai-zome - produces indigo dyed cotton and linen textiles, shibori and tie dyed textiles

Green Matters Natural Dyes - manufactures natural dyes, pigments, colorants, stains, reagents, and mordants, does research and development in their color labs

Sunstar - designs, engineers and manufactures lasers and laser weapons: firearms, support weapons, vehicle weapons, power packs, heat sinks, and amplifiers, has a large R&D division 

Dragon Scales - designs, engineers, and manufactures proprietary polymer compound material fire resistant articulated scale, and lamellar armor for military, law enforcement, emergency services, and search and rescue personnel, appointments are available for custom fittings, for an extra fee the armor may be 'painted' with magnetic radar, microwave, electronic, and sensor absorbing material, also manufactures vehicle armor

Saisentan {cutting edge} - designs, engineers, and manufactures robots, microrobots, industrial robots, medical robots, exosuits, industrial mechs, agricultural mechs, mining mechs, prosthetics, cybernetics, bionics, parts, has a small technical services division, and does cutting edge robotics research and development

Pioneer Agroscience - has several divisions with both planetary and stellar locations: crop science, experimental farming, seed development, seed library, crop protection, organic chemistry, and makes environmental controls for greenhouses and 'ponics systems 

Sunset Beach Resort

Friendly Fresh Grocers - chain

Mighty Helpful Hardware Store - chain

Bubbles - produces and bottles cane syrup sweetened natural flavor carbonated soda pop beverages in glass bottles with a large variety of flavors   

Rise - produces ready to drink canned coffee and tea beverages in warming and cold varieties

Zentai {totality} - social media platform 

Kihei {cavalry} - designs and constructs military combat vehicles, and military support vehicles, produces parts, produces technical and custom military vehicles (hover, tracked, wheeled, vtol, and amphibious), and does maintenance, upgrades and repair of military vehicles [they send a technician to diagnose the vehicle and write an estimate, contract is signed, then vehicle is shipped to their facility, repaired and shipped back]   

Hassha {firing, catapult, shooting} - engineers and manufactures autocannons, munitions, field guns, missile systems, support weapons, targeting and fire control systems

Torikizoku {chicken aristocracy} - famous izakaya chain specializing in making yakitori chicken and is known for setting the price for everything on its menus at three ryu

Beauxvais - crafts and manufactures original art deco, medieval fantasy, and chinoiserie style tapestries, screens, upholstery, and rugs, also makes handwoven carpets, and does tapestry repair and restoration, they also create tapestry replicas

Pagoda Tower - hotel chain with affordable accommodations

Knight Broadband - provides full service communications and broadband services to commercial, industrial, and residential clients in the Annettai Heiya {subtropical plains} region 
Knights Chronicle - daily newspaper covering world news with print and digital editions

Castle Medical Center - a primary healthcare facility that provides inpatient, outpatient, and  emergency/trauma, and home based healthcare services and programs   

Knight Service PMC - consisting of three armoured cavalry combat teams with tanks and mechanized infantry, a combat aviation team with special operations infantry, and one detachment of ceremonial horse cavalry, it accepts reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and/or elimination, military security, advance guard, flank screening, rear guard, and economy of force missions with the MRBC and are recognizable with their black stetson hats with spur and yellow rose hatbands 

Tatsugame Institute {dragon turtle} - private coeducational boarding/day college preparatory school for grades preschool through twelve with an approximate enrollment of fifteen hundred students, it is considered one of Nejiro's most dynamic and forward thinking schools   

Turtle Bay Resort - an all inclusive experiential resort that has hula lessons, chopper tours, snorkeling with sea turtles, pedals through the jungle excursions, equestrian excursions, where you can hit the links, play with ponies, surf with pups, go with a pro - let a local watermen be your host for the day sharing what its truly like living and playing on the north shore, fly to an exclusive landing along the majestic Ko'olau Range {windward, what remains of an extinct volcano} and have a picnic paired with a spectacular view, guided kayak and outrigger canoe tours, night golf, drives and drinks, enjoy our cultural center with stories, song, music and dance, segway tours, swim with sharks, play with dolphins, fishing and cruising charters, whale and sea dragon watching tours, breathtaking beaches, lounge by the pool complex in private cabanas or dash down the waterslides, dive off rock waterfalls, unwind in a spa tub, take scuba lessons, surf lessons, experience our spa packages, golf tours, winery tours, enjoy our guest rooms that optimize health, vitality, relaxation, and wellbeing with the best ocean views on the shore

Functional Ingredients - food processing company that produces vitamins, nutritional supplements, natural flavors, and botanical extracts

Serendipity - a periodical publisher that promotes creative and lateral thinking through popular style art, media, science, and news magazines

The Knights Association Football Club

The Lancers Polo Club 

Tourney - a Middle Age Faire and Tournament Park featuring amateur and professional jousts (lance, javelin, spear, sword, darts), mock battles, hippika gymnasia (horse exercises developed by roman legions to improve skills, build morale, and impress dignitaries and conquered peoples), melee, quintain, pas d'armes, sword fights, tent pegging, archery, the alae {complex cavalry manuevers} - full of costumes, drama, symbolism, and exhibitions of Courtly Love. There is also gambling and sport - draughts, chess, dice games, card games, hazard, fox and geese, backgammon, wrestling, bocce, colf {golf}, shinty {field hockey}, stoolball {cricket}, skittles {bowling}, folk-football, real tennis, handball, and badminton. Don't miss the parties, award ceremonies, and parades, or the vendors hawking food, alcohol, and handcrafted wares. Open Thursday through Sunday from April 1 to October 31, and for Yuletide Celebrations in December and January.

Shirokiya {village walk} - originally developed as a themed food hall for the Ridder Industrial Park {knight}, but has become a popular destination for tourists and business travelers, the theme in the image of mozen-machi, a town built adjacent to shrines and temples with the Guardian Spirits Sanctuary at its core, the main operations concept is omotenashi no kokoro - the japanese philosophy of hospitality. From cooking performances to Ennichi {festival days} events, Shirokiya will give a feeling of nostalgia and excitement to people of all ages. The Guardian Spirit Sanctuary is composed of stone sculptures of eight different buddhas and the twelve animal signs of the japanese zodiac to bring luck to everyone; Keiki Corner {baby, child, the little one} has over three hundred Gashapon {hand crank toy capsule lottery like minigame} which features a wide array of capsule toy selections, some exclusive to Shirokiya, many priced at one ryu, it also has toy stores and children's boutiques, a one hundred fifty meter playground, family lounges, two daycare centers, an arcade, family events and candy making demonstrations, a public children's library and reading area, interactive learning stations, a splash fountain, a koi pond where kids can feed the fish, and Artz a free to use facility where kids of all ages may play under the supervision of art teachers with crayons, Lego's, modeling clay, paints, markers, craft supplies, pencils, papers, and canvas; Bunbogo Nihon {stationary japan} sells quality stationary, art supplies, MyDeco custom original notebooks, Sanrio products, and office supplies, there are also traditional ink painting and calligraphy demonstrations and classes; the Shirokiya Stage has events, ;live performances, live music, and entertainment; Yataimura {small street food stall, village peddlers, village food court} has food kiosks serving bento, okazu, onigiri, sushi, soba, udon, yakitori, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, curry, tempura, tacos, korean bbq, pizza, fruit and cream topped pancakes or waffles, filled crepes, a variety of ethnic street foods, ice cream, shaved ice, and sweets, there is also a small collection of fast food chains, and several large dining areas with communal water and sink areas, live cooking performances and lessons, retail kiosks selling a variety of goods, and several pottery and kitchen tool stores; the Biagaden {beer garden} located on the roof under a glass dome with both an open air park, and a bavarian style festzelte {beer tent} has several service counters serving wurst, beers and other draft selections, also wine, sake, and shochu, there are also three bars and several liquor stores, the entrance to the Biagaden is prohibited to those under the legal drinking age enforced by bouncers at all the entrances; The Gourmet Square has eight restaurants and eight specialty bistros featuring steak, burgers, katsu, sukiyaki, nabe, indian cuisine, french cuisine, nigiri/chirashi sushi, yakiniku, italian cuisine, chinese cuisine, and ethnic fusion cuisine, there are also butchers, bakers, fishmongers, confectioners, artisan cheese shops, chocolatiers, farmstands, and food oriented boutiques; Ramen Plaza has the biggest and best gathering of delicious ramen shops on Nejiro; Kissaten Shukaisho {coffee shop hall} has chain and independent coffee shops that also serve sweets, sandwiches, soups, salads, and pasta dishes, there are also tea shops, newsstands, smoke shops, smoking rooms, manga shops, book shops, and quiet nooks with comfy furniture, fountains and greenery to relax in








 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 17 May 2021, 16:54:55
With the latest press release from Albany I am foreseeing a road trip in my near future :D :D :rockon:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 17 May 2021, 20:25:38
my fourth unit will be "Duke" in the Barghest (my unit's CO)

"Duke" will terminate the last comm call, exasperated and with a sigh realizing that the GSF is failing to win the hearts and minds of the people they are trying to defend.

He will send out a communique to the Governor, the GSF Commander, and the GSF executive officer that they reach out to the families in the area of the mission, hopefully coordinate the reconnaissance with their forces and the GSF.

serveral of us have worked with the communities around us, is "duke" relaying this belief of his to kiah?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 18 May 2021, 00:22:18
serveral of us have worked with the communities around us, is "duke" relaying this belief of his to kiah?

GSF units have helped problems that were local to the base they use. But none have done more to work with the locals.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 18 May 2021, 11:59:31
“So we have few ways we can go. We can go the way we have, we can seek out the other two groups and see what they have to offer, we can work with those we have made minor in roads of we can …. “
“Yes each choice has its problems.”
“If we do what we have always done then at some time later the one that wins will force us into the fold.”
“If one of the outsiders win they will force changes that we will not want.”
“If we pick the wrong side!”
“Then we will not be around to do anything.”
“At this time none have the upper hand.”
“True none have full support. The one that can get the most support will win out.”
“True, but we have no idea how much support each has from off world.”
“I will offer that we talk with group two. We have made inroads with group three and group four is not going to get far. They just are not that strong.”
“What about group one?”
“After one of you has talked with group two. We need to know what they have in mind first.”
“Well group three does have a lot to offer, but do we want what they offer in the long run?”
“Groups two and three talk well but have not shown true wisdom. Group one is testing the waters. Group four has ideas we would not be able to live with in the long run.”
“True, it looks like we all see that four is out.”
“So we now need to find out more about the others.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 18 May 2021, 18:24:45
I need three of you to list your forces for the next mission.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 20 May 2021, 10:46:20
Slight change in my recon force.
"Dog pound" Badger
"Mutt" Chimera
"Bee" yellow jacket(Unit XO)
"Talia" wolfhound
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 20 May 2021, 11:26:31
Slight change in my recon force.
"Dog pound" Badger
"Cerberus" Chimera
"Bee" yellow jacket(Unit XO)
"Talia" wolfhound

OK

Still need Ironborn and Hand of the Goddess to post what units are on this mission.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 20 May 2021, 15:39:54
They were posted in the messages on May 6.
"The Hands of the Goddess will bring the following units:
Hussar (Beagle and ECM)
Anubis (Stealth armor with ECM)
Warrior vtol
Cavalry vtol with Infiltrator "Waddle" BA"
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 20 May 2021, 16:24:41
They were posted in the messages on May 6.
"The Hands of the Goddess will bring the following units:
Hussar (Beagle and ECM)
Anubis (Stealth armor with ECM)
Warrior vtol
Cavalry vtol with Infiltrator "Waddle" BA"

Thanks

I wad not in on the PMs
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 23 May 2021, 08:26:53
Loingsigh Koichizoku (lin`say) {having or belonging to a fleet, mariner}

colors: charcoal, dark plum
kamon: branch of plum blossoms in bloom
Delm: Nicola Loingsigh
          Spouse: Fujio Matsuda - Loingsigh
Matrona: Aemilia Loingsigh
Founders MP: Ken Loingsigh
                       Courtesan: Sabrina Beauchane
Spokesperson: Rikiya Yasuoke
Militia: Sreangain {sentinels}
Militia Commander: Marcus Tulio Tanaka


Associate Member Families: Artur, Dalamera, Fiala, Lynch, Map, Marascal, Mealoid, Rossi, Riva, Neri, Kizaki


Territory: [map 20] (650 sq km) landhold in the lowlands of the Western Kiso Mountains on the west coast of Tairiku on Hawks Bay south of the Akazuna Beach coastline and north of the Normaundie Hanto {normandy peninsula} 


Agriculture:
Cinque Terres {five lands} - vineyard, winery, and distillery using berries, apricots, plums, grapes, cherries, and roses that also produces dried fruit, table fruit, ornamental flowers, and pickles

Ornua {new gold} - dairy farm cooperative with factories and cattle, sheep, and goats that produces branded dairy products from milk and ice cream to skin care, wool textiles, leather and that also harvests oats and barley

Corporate:
Dalriada Port - home of both seafaring and coastal fishing fleets, shipyards, commercial docks, fish markets, guard gated communities, and marinas

Meishan Freight {plum mountain} - cargo and freight transportation company via ground, water, air, stellar ships, and interstellar vehicles

Branta PMC {black goose} - private security company for corporate, commercial, and residential clients that also does security consulting, intelligence analysis, operational and intelligence support, and offers bodyguards for executives, politicians, and dignitaries, risk analysis, reconnaissance, surveillance, military escorts, security training, cybersecurity, logistic specialists, investigators, technicians,  firefighters, and paramedic services

Gweled Intelligence {to see} - open source investigation and analysis firm for corporate and personal clients that does private investigation and security consultations

Umeyama Kobutsu - {plum mountain minerals} - planetary and stellar mining and refining conglomerate that deals in rare earths, carbon, diamonds, copper, zinc, obsidian, aluminum, nickel, gold, lead, iron, mercury 

Ishi no Shukaku {stone harvest} - stellar and planetary quarries of dimension stones including granite, alabaster, travertine, and quartz

Centigon Security Group PMC - manufactures armored vehicles, infantry and vehicle armor, apcs, and pursuit vehicles, and also provides secure warehousing, logistics, secure transportation, private security, armed escorts, secure data centers, and cybersecurity 

Cammille Bloc - luxury chocolate company

Purple Twilight - digital and print publisher of comic books, graphic novels, manga, and fanzines

Zlinavion - designs, engineers, and manufactures trainer aircraft, military vtols, civilian vtols, bush planes, cargo aircraft, sport and aerobatic aircraft, runs a flight school, does aerial photography and stunt work, has a maintenance and repair shop   


   
 




 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 27 May 2021, 18:36:05
Can't wait for Sunday.

I'm unable to provide minis for my team. Still trying to locate the griffin mini and kobolds I do have, but I may not be able to provide them. The final tally of my group is:

1 Grf-1n piloted by ice queen
1 warrior ac/2 variant (Twister)
1 Maxim BAFC variant (The Peace of Death)
1 squad IS battle armor(Laser)
1 maxim (I) (Hunter's Den)
4 squads of Kobold battle armor(SL/Fl)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: TK30 on 27 May 2021, 19:15:11
Hey all

Are you playing at Brothers Grim this Sunday?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 27 May 2021, 19:28:23
that's the plan unless "murphy" shows up
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: TK30 on 27 May 2021, 19:32:16
Ok. Thanks.  Hopefully I can stop down and watch.  I just painted four mechs in the Jade Falcon clan.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 27 May 2021, 20:22:03
Hey all

Are you playing at Brothers Grim this Sunday?

Yes we are  :thumbsup:

Ok. Thanks.  Hopefully I can stop down and watch.  I just painted four mechs in the Jade Falcon clan.

You are more then welcome to do so.

Please bring the minis I would love to see them  8)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 28 May 2021, 14:03:21
And I'll bring the carrying case I mentioned

Yes we are  :thumbsup:

You are more then welcome to do so.

Please bring the minis I would love to see them  8)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 29 May 2021, 00:11:43
Chao Yang swaggered into the 'Mech bay to prepare Boom Box for battle.  He had finally gotten his second assignment to be part of the recon unit that would be sent to "welcome" whatever the new forces that had dropped in unannounced on Nejiro.  He also heard Asha was going to be sortieing as well along with one of the Pos and an infantry transport.

When he reached his 'Mech, he found the cockpit open, a woman's voice humming a tune.  Smirking, he advanced only to find Julia ripping out a chunk of his one-of-a-kind customized sound system.

"HEY!"  He yelled.  "What the hell do you think you're doing?!"

Julia looked out and saw Chao standing there red-faced and chuckled.  "Oh good, you're here."

"What do think you're doing touching my equipment, Goodbrother?"  Chao was incredulous.  "I'll have you know I built that to very exacting specifications."

Julia rolled her eyes.  "Oh, relax, Chao.  I haven't damaged your precious noise machine."  She revealed the component she'd removed.  It was an adapter/transmitter box hooked into Boom Box's radio.  "You're set to go on a recon mission to the mountains.  Recon, as in, a mission where you're not supposed to attract attention to yourself.  So, per the Colonel's orders, I've taken out the adapter you hooked into the radio, so you can't broadcast that blasphemous cacophony you so quaintly refer to as music over everyone's airwaves.  Don't worry, Chao, once the Colonel allows it, I'll put it right back.  You can still listen your "tunes" if you want, but you'll be the only one that will be able to hear them until this mission is done."

Chao wanted to argue further, but if it was Colonel Greyjoy's orders, he had no choice but to obey.  "Fine."  He said through gritted teeth.  "But you'd better put that back when I get back to base.  I still outrank you, after all, Warrant Officer Goodbrother."

"Sure thing, Lieutenant JG Yang."  Said Julia, picking up her tools and the adapter to leave.


OOG:  Anthony, I will be bringing the Raven (with its ghetto blasters disconnected), the Falcon Hawk, the Lt Gauss armed Po (the new one that came with Chao and Meifeng), and my IS Standard Battle Armor aboard the Bravo Badger to the game Sunday.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 29 May 2021, 11:13:02
Ogre, will you be joining us for tomorrow's game?  I still have two of your vehicles that weren't finished when I gave you back the minis I painted.  I can get them back to you tomorrow if you are.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 29 May 2021, 15:57:14
sadly no
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 29 May 2021, 16:12:27
I'm sorry to hear that.  Hopefully, you can join us again sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 29 May 2021, 16:20:06
not even remotely, trying to resolve "Cool Hand Luke"(ask Anthony) issues concerning my father.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 May 2021, 22:19:21
OK so next mission will be 6/27

Now for a little something from the end of today  >:D

“Tear’s Four to Hunter’s Den, Tear’s Four to Hunter’s Den we found the pods. My BA is checking them out.”
“Hunter’s Den to Tear’s Four Roger. Sit-Rep in ten.”
“Roger Den Sit-Rep in ten.”

“Four A to Four, people are not going to like this.”
“What’s the matter”
“These pods are ComStar.”
“What?”
“They are ComStar pods.”
“OK will pass that up the line.”

“Tear’s Four to Hunter’s Den ID on the pods is ComStar.”
“Roger Tear’s Four. Bring back some of the some of the parts so they can be tested.”
“Roger Den. Will have the boys pickup frags.”

“OK boys grab some parts and we are out of here.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 May 2021, 22:19:55
To: All GSF Commands
Re: Raid on Stark Industries Armor Plant

Commanders
Due to the bandit raid that just took place armor plate will be is shots supply for the next 2 months. Stark Industries assures me that after that they will be able to fill all armor needs for your units. I have spoken to Metal Storm and they will bring in extra supplies but they will not get to us before the end of this month and this will be the only shipment that they can get to us. They will bring in 100 tonnes. This will have to due until Stark is back up and running. Any armor you have is stock is all you will have until the end of the month.

Elisio Aguiar Tekeda
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 May 2021, 23:25:04
“Nejiro control to all commands we are tracking the EM from the intruder force. They are working their way deeper into the Kiso Mountains. All commands, be advised that units spotted are as follows. Two Marauder class Battlemechs, one Shadow Hawk class Battlemech, one Phoenix Hawk class Battlemech, one Wasp class Battlemech and one Stinger class Battlemech. The following vehicles are with them one heavy LRM carrier, one Po tank, one Regulator tank, one Pegasus tank, one Bandit and Maxim hover transports.”

The Next day. “GSF control to all commands we have lost the EM trail. The intruders have gone dark.”





The militia armor platoon will get Dusty to a safe area for a medical dust off.

The Buffalo transport will arrive at the combat area with its escort and the Cicada will be loader on to it. While the wreckage of the Cicada is loaded different members will be looking over the video the VTOLs shot of the mission of the mission. The members will let out a curse and inform all that the Pegasus, Bandit, Regulator and Maxim all have Fa Shih hanging on them.





“Commander we have movement in the area between Stonehaven and Ceallach.”
“That would be units that dropped the other day. Have our militia go to yellow alert.” Commander Cynbel informs the duty officer. “Inform both the planetary militia and the GSF about this.”
“Yes sir.”
“Also inform all Ichizoku around us of this threat.”





“Commander recon team four has picked up some traces that some heavies have been in the area.”
“Team four’s area is northeast of Ceallach.” Looking at the display. “Great! Get more of the Truen Laoch that way.” Looking over the area maps. “Also have units move so they can block from the northeast to southeast. Inform Whistler that one of our recon units has spotted the traces someone moving northeast of Ceallach.” Checking on just how stretched out the units are. “Get ahold of Tekeda and see what the GSF can do to help us out. And have team four stay on the tracks they found. Just not so close they get themselves shot up.”




“Commander Cynbel I will have a mixed force from Loyalty Forsaken re-routed.” Tekeda informs Commander Cynbel. “The 6th Ghost will also be sending a mixed force as well.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 01 June 2021, 13:02:05
“Commander Cybel scout two has spotted an armored platoon moving in a pass northeast of Stonehaven. They report the platoon has an Ontos Tank, Schrek P.P.C. Carrier, LRM Carrier and a Goblin Tank.”
“That is just great! Can Sinclair or Conchobhar spare and units to help Stonehaven?”
“I will ask them but Conchobar has only light armor and the heavier units that Sinclair has they just picked up. Not sure they have trained crews for them.”
“Whatever they can do will be of help.” Looking over the reports from the GSF. “Any word from recon four?”
“Nothing other than they are following the trail they found.”
“When the GSF unit get here have them setup in Ceallach. When the Ghosts arrive have them help with the search for the intruder units.”
“Yes sir.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 01 June 2021, 13:36:45
"Wilco"
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 02 June 2021, 13:32:07
“Captain, the sensors to the north and south of us are picking up movement.”
“What have you got?”
“Not sure sir. The sensors are picking up a lot of interference.” The sensor operator looks at the readouts. “Whatever they are they are moving toward us.”
“Get some personal on the ATVs and trikes and let’s see what we have out there.” Captain Bonanno looks at the screens. “Ha ve them form two teams, one ATV and three trikes each. Have one team check the north and the other one check the south. Tell them to go no further than 1000 meters from the base. If these contacts are bad guys they don’t have the fire power to deal with them. Have Sato get that Firestarter ready.”
“Yes sir.”





“Sir the northern team reports they have not found anything and the southern team spotted some ‘Mech tracks but no ‘Mechs.”
“That just might be the Locust that got by us. Have the southern team fall back to base. If it is the Locust that thing can make fast work of them if they get caught it any of the wooded areas around them.” Bonanno looks over the map of the area. “Have Soto and his Firestarter go in to that area.”
“You got it sir.”
“Captain Bonanno to all personal we are on red alert. Repeat. All personal Red Alert!” Artillery rounds can be heard in the back ground. “Get all combat personal to stations. All support personal get to shelter.” Switching over to the Battlemech channel. “Sergeant Sato, get your Firestarter out and see if you can find who is dropping the artillery on us.”
“Hai Sir!” Soto gets his ‘Mech moving.
Switching over to the armored unit’s channel. “Bonanno to Lieutenant Baines get the Schiltrons ready for counter battery fire. When Soto finds these SOBs wipe them off the map.”
“With pleasure sir.”
“Lieutenant you better get some of the techs to man the Saladin just in case someone comes calling.”
“Roger that sir.”
Switching to the infantry channel. “Sergeant Exhume get your people ready we may have come company.”
“Yes sir. I will get techs in to the extra BA and have they guard the support personal in the bunkers.”
“Good idea.”
Switching back to the ‘Mech channel. “Sergeants Sighn and Bobbi get your rides ready to go and get one of the techs in the Centurion the way things look we will need it. Have the other techs get my ride ready to go. I am on my way.”


“”Sato to Bonanno, Sato to Bonanno.”
“Bonanno to Sato, Go.”
‘Sir I found the Arty and they are on the move.”
“Can you track them?”
“I can but they got me by over 200 tons.”
“What do you have?”
“Four Catapults, and they are jumping out as we speak.”
“Roger that, RTB and bring the scout team with you. I don’t want them pulling any of you in to an ambush.”
“Roger RTB with scout team.”
“Baines to Bonanno, sir they got the generators. All base weapons are down.”
“Can the techs get them back on line?”
“Negative sir the generators are scrap metal.”
“Just what we the …. needed.” Switching over to the unit wide channel. “Bonanno to all personal get ready for an attack. Base weapons are down. Everyone keep your eyes open.”
“Sir I have a radar track heading away from the base, it looks to be a V.T.O.L. I picked when it cleared the mountain.” Sergeant Sighn reports.


“Captain Bonanno to GSF command we have just taken an artillery attack. Said attack has destroyed the Camps power generators and we are tracking a V.T.O.L. out bound. We request reinforcements.”
“GSF command to Captain Bonanno the only reinforcements in your area are the units the recon units that were dispatched to find the units that just hot dropped.”
“I will take what I can get. My recon just reported four Catapults in my AO. I also need transport for my support personal.”

“GSF command to Captain Bonanno we will have units from the recon mission head your way. We can only get two of the miner transports out to you at this time to help transport your personal. Your people better shower as it will be tight for them.”


“Sir the northern scout team has not seen any enemy units.”
“What are they waiting on?” Bonanno looks over his sensors. “They should have hit us when the artillery stopped.”
“Don’t know sir. The southern team and Soto are on the way back. They report that the Cats are heading north and not looking back.”
“I guess they did their part and now they’re heading to a dust off point.” Checking that all units are getting ready to move out. “I will take any luck I can get at this time.”





“Tekeda to Tai-i Roads, Tekeda to Tai-i Roads we will need you to keep what forces you have at the Stark site. We do not know what units just attacked Camp Kaki and if more units are in that area. We also do not know what units may still be operating in your area. I understand that with the ComGuard, Hand of the Goddess and Ghost units moving out you have two companies in you force. You will need to send patrols out still.”


“Dr. Musashi, Elisio Tekeda. I am calling you so that you and your people will be ready if some of the new problems head your way. The Nijero militia will have an armored platoon move to your compound to help with its defense.”





“Swanson, get your people loading up the transport vehicles with what we have on base. We don’t need to let this bunch get our supplies.” Looking over the camp. “They dropped that arty on the generators, sensor stations and ‘Mechbay. They must have forces in the area.” Checking out his maps. “I will take most of the heavy units and put us between them and you. Get the personal and what you can of the supplies out of here. Take all the light scout toys with you. They can make sure your route is clear. The Alacorn, Schiltrons and Partisan provide your main escort. Have the techs swap the bravo Schiltron over to the alpha configuration the MRM’s will give better support if someone shows to much interest in you before you can hook up with Tan. Also take the Blizzard IS and GDL scout BA. The support personal in them will not be much help in a standup fight but they will make other people think twice about messing with you. Also make sure that you hookup with the others bringing back the Cicada parts. With you both moving together you will have a much better chance of getting to Haken.”

“OK people move like your life depends on it, because it does!” Swanson looks around the bay. “You guys in the Battle Armor give a hand to the loaders and get as much of that gear on the heavy transports as you can.” Grabbing one of the ground pounders. “Get you platoon and help the support people get the flatbeds Loaded.” Looking around once more. “Come on people MOVE!”





“Sir we are running out of space for all the supplies.”
“I know this son.” Swanson looks at all the crates in the holding area. “We got to make due with we got.”
The sound of screaming turbine engines drown out the noise of the cargo loading.
Running outside to see what is going on Swanson almost gets knocked over by the back blast of the engines. “What the ….”
The engines die down and over the crafts external speakers. “Complements of Sho-sa Joseph. I have room for a hundred and twenty tons of cargo.” The Koi pilot opens the front loading doors and extends the loading ramp. As the ramp hits the ground personal in power loaders exit the craft. Also the two miner transports land and get ready to load the support personal.





“Captain Bonnanno to Lieutenant, Tan Captain Bonnanno to Lieutenant Tan Come in Tan.”
“Tan to Bonanno go.”
“Lieutenant I need you, Lieutenant Ash and the rest of your team to meet up with a convoy that has our support personal and supplies.”
“Roger sir. What is going on?”
“The camp just got hit by some arty. I have the unit on red alert and have the non-combat personal moving out.”
“Sir we can return to base and”
“Negative you would never get here in time. Meet up with the convoy and see that it gets to Camp Haken.” Bonanno sends a coded signal to Tan. “I just sent you the convoy’s route. Get them to the safety of Camp Haken.”
“Sir, Hilo or the Mushashi estate are much closer then Haken.”
“Lieutenant, follow my orders. I don’t want who ever just hit us following you and that convoy in to Hilo or the Maushashi estate.” Bonanno signals his combat units to move out. “We still don’t know how much firepower they have. Your unit will be needed to help cover the convoy.”
“What about you and the camp?”
“They camp is scrap for now. Someone dropped arty on it. They took out the power generators, ‘Mechbay and sensor towers.” Watching the terrain as he and what units he has moving to put a buffer between the convoy and the threat. “Also recon units that are out this way will be here faster.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 02 June 2021, 13:43:17
OK people here is your new mission.

Someone is looking to take Camp Kaki. They have taken out the sensor towers, power generators and 'Mechbay.
The artillery unit is moving out from south of the camp.
A large force in moving in from the north.
The Hands of the Goddess will be moving to deal with the force to the north. They will need help giving the time need to get the support personal and supplies they can out of harms way. This convoy will be moving west so it can connect with the Hands forces from Stark's site. They then will be heading to Camp Haken.

The units at Stark Ind. will be held at that site as they still have to keep an eye on that area.

The units that you had on the last mission are the units you will have for this mission. The only extra units are the units from the Hands.
The main force of the Hands will be on the field first. Units from last mission will be entering later.

I will post the order that units will enter later on.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 02 June 2021, 14:45:16
MacDiarmid Koichizoku (mac~dermot) {free  man, royal irish surname}   


colors: black, golden
kamon: tribal tortoise
Delm: Paeder MacDiarmid
         Courtesan: Belle Otero
Matrona: Lysagh Griffith MacDiarmid
Spokesperson: Malachi Watt - MacDiarmid
Militia: Caomhnoiri {guardians}
Militia Commander: Riordan Sato


Associate Member Families: Griffith, Maddox, Ishiguro, Cadwallader, Banes, Watt 

Territory: [map 21] (650 sq km) landhold on the Yoshino-gawa riverfront north of Bridges, plus (150 sq km) property north of the landhold on the Yoshino-gawa riverfront, plus (150 sq km) riverfront property directly across the river from the landhold 


Agriculture:
Rainbow Tears - cultured freshwater pearl farm, jewelry design and creation with boutique on landhold and Bridges, small fleet for fresh caught and farmed mussels and shellfish with market stands in Bridges and landhold, makes food grade fertilizer and aggregate

Rogue Ales - farm to table brewery that brews craft and microbrew beer, ale, spirits, cider, and soda, also coopers their own barrels, and owns/operates brewhouses on the landhold and Bridges, distributes worldwide through Aloha Spirits, Total Beverage, and Glazers Stellar Wine & Spirits 


Corporate:
Garden Reach Engineering - designs and builds ground, sea, and air drones for search and rescue, law enforcement, military, commercial, experimental, hobby, and media markets, also designs and builds remote operated vehicles for search and rescue, law enforcement, military, and commercial markets 

Emerald Bay Marina - on landhold

Azario Esplanade - riverfront gated community on landhold

Pont Laviolette - management company for an elegant arch bridge (2707 m) for road and rail traffic connecting the landhold of MacDiarmid with their property across the Yoshino-gawa a project of Sorenson Builders

Clean Harbors - waste collection services company with contracts in Bridges, the landhold, and other properties on the Yoshino-gawa riverfront, offers marine, residential, and commercial sanitation services, dumpster rentals, universal recycling and processing, water treatment, junk removal, and biomass energy, composting, mulch, and fertilizer sales   

Sunseeker River Cruises - offers river cruises across Nejiro from eight to twenty four days, it is one of the most widely recognized brands with more than seventy vessels and is continuously honored with honors and awards from the travel industry

Lucky Star - manufactures high quality performance and professional grade pool and billiards cues, shafts, cases, and accessories, makes custom balanced Wildfire cues with advanced 3D rotational carving with your own personalized artwork paired with a matching case, the company also sponsors tournaments and events

Stardust - designs, engineers, and builds river boats, barges, houseboats, cruise liners, runabouts, ferries, and fishing vessels at standard, luxury, and custom levels, makes parts and does repairs, maintenance, and upgrades

Pink Passion Film Projects - produces and distributes adult films

Trinity Logistics - warehouse, logistics, distribution, and freight transportation across Nejiro 

Steelhead - casual freshwater fish and seafood restaurant that features salmon, trout, and bass with locations in Bridges and the landhold 

Queen Coho - two star fine dining establishment in Bridges that specializes in seafood and freshwater fish

Strategic Marine - designs, engineers, and constructs river patrol boats and amphibious vehicles for combat, support weapons, naval weapon systems, and electronic and communication suites, also has a shop for maintenance and repair

 


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 02 June 2021, 21:20:41
"You want me to lead an expeditionary force?"  Lorren Botley asked Euron.

"That's right, Lorren.  It's time to prove whether or not you're worthy of the rank of Lance Captain."  The Colonel replied.  "I want you to select and lead a lance of 'Mechs to be sent and hot dropped in to Cealleach City to help the Ichizoku defend themselves against our "countrymen" that just landed in their backyard."

"Countrymen?"

"They're using a lot of Capellan and FWL designs, just like we do, although they've been practically confirmed as Word of Blake due to the Comstar drop pods they used.  So, do you have any preferences?"

Lorren thought about it.  "My brother, for one.  His Wraith is fast and jump-capable, even if it's under-armed."

"OK."  Euron nodded.  "Who else?"

"Based on who else is available, Cornelius and his Hollander for the heavy firepower.  And lastly, Theon.  He's been wanting to get into the field for a while now.  And since we just sent out Asha, he's looking for his own action."

"All right.  I'll sign off on that.  Remember, Lorren, this will be your command and your men.  Be sure to bring them home."

Lorren saluted.  "Understood, sir."

OOG: Euron will contact the Governor to acquire transport for Lorren's lance.  As overland is not safe, they'll need to be hot dropped.  Let me know if this is going to mess up your plans.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 02 June 2021, 23:18:27
TO: Sho-sa Kalakaua of the Sixth Ghost
FROM: Kapten Bjornsen,  Winter's Dream
RE: Hearts and Minds.

Sho-sa,

     I hope this missive finds you well. I would like to ask your input on a plan I would like to put into operation, here at the encampment. With your permission, I would like to start on a three-pronged Plan.

     First would be a co-mingling dinner ran every week. What I mean by this is that off base at a restaurant paid for by my command, rotating through the various nearby settlements, our two commands, the local militias and civilians would have a dinner where rank is not in the picture, but clearing the air and getting to know each other is. Each dinner would be attended by one of my executive grade officers, as well as a few guards, armed surreptitiously with "Night-night" Guns. The guards would be there to protect the gathering from outside, as well as internal threats.

     Second would be tours of the base, offered through local community organizations as well as NGOs. The tours would max out at 10 people per group. There would be 2 guards and a "Tour guide" from the enlisted ranks. These tours would be restricted to non-sensitive areas of the base, and may feature a meet and greet with one of the mechwarriors from my command. This would help to demystify the base and it's occupants.

     Third would be drills involving our two units, local NGOs and the local militias and emergency services of the nearby settlements. These exercises would focus on public safety and disaster aid. Example drills would be earthquake recovery, flood prevention, building collapse, and terrorist activity like a bombing or gas release. These exercises would be held once every 3-4 weeks.
     
     I would of course clear all these ideas with the Governor's legal team, to make sure any accidents or incidents do not reflect poorly on us, or the Governor.  Waivers would be provided to everyone involved in the first two parts of this campaign. I am willing to put up the funds to finance this campaign.

Kapten Marius Bjornsen

P.S. If you can think of anything else that can help us win hearts and minds here on Shinrin, please do not hesitate to respond.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 03 June 2021, 03:06:56
McAllister Koichizoku


colors: red, blue
kamon: Pitts Special
Delm: Rikard McAllister
Matrona: Judi McAllister
              Spouse: Charles O'Neill
Founders MP: Caelen McAllister - Ness
Spokesperson: Elijah Knight
Militia: Aces
Militia Commander: Luka McAllister - Wallis 


Associate Member Families: Wallis, Urquhart, Starrett, Ramsey, Donald, Somhairle, Domhnall, Sudo, Ness, Serafin, Guaire, MacLagain 


Territory: [map 16] (650 sq km) landhold northwest of Quezon near the west coast of Tairiku, plus (1000 sq km) property between Quezon and the landhold


Agriculture:
Citrus Grove - a cooperative of farms growing all varieties of citrus and companion crops including legumes, marigolds, petunias, yarrow, dill, lemon balm, pepper spices, spinach, parsley, tansey, ducks, rabbits, chickens, and apiaries 


Corporate:   
Cascade Aeroport - privately owned and managed airport between the McAllister landhold and Quezon 

Cascade Air Industries - integrated manufacturer of precision machined components, mechanical assemblies, precision sheet metal assemblies, and electronic enclosures - our portfolio includes landing gear, arresting gear, air to air refueling systems, tubes and ducts, aero structures, flight turbine components, ground power turbine components, ground support equipment, electronic cables, harnesses, chassis actuators, complex machined fittings, cylinders, drag beams, drag braces, flight controls, flight safety critical components, and thrust struts; our design services include deep hole drilling, gun drilling, trepanning, and hydraulic testing and assembly 

Cascaidigh Aeraspais - designs, engineers, and manufactures combat and military support aircraft, parts, tools, commercial aircraft, vtols, sport aircraft, pleasure aircraft, shuttles, landing craft, and dropshuttles 

Free Sky - designs and manufactures parachutes, parasails, skydiving equipment, paragliders, hot air balloons, airships, base jumping equipment, bungee equipment, zip line equipment, parts, maintenance and repair kits, and offers safety and instructional classes and tutorials for all equipment 

Skyflash - designs, engineers and manufactures winged jetpacks, energy cells, and power packs 

McAllister Air Circus - year round rotating airshows, military airshows, static displays, simulated assaults, parachute and skydiving demos and competitions, dogfights (simulated and competition), balloon shows, barnstorming, races, aerobatic competitions - operates out of the Cascade Aeroport

Danza Nell'Aria {dance upon the air} - designs, engineers, and manufactures aerobatic aircraft, personal jets, experimental aircraft, historic replicas, vtols, sport aircraft, bush planes, offers maintenance and repair services, has a flight school, sponsors races and tournaments

Mosaic - 'everything under the stars' digital retail store offers media, retail, pharmacy, and supermarket merchandise to customers across Nejiro and the stellar system with their own warehouse, logistics, and transportation services 

Albatross Satellite - company designs and engineers custom built satellites, and offers satellite communication, infrastructure, and services with our fleet of satellites, uplink facilities, and state of the art fiber networks providing a full range of advanced communication services for enterprise, military, government, media broadcast, and mobility markets across Nejiro and the stellar system 

Thunder in the Valley - vintage, antique, and historic airshow run annually at the Cascade Aeroport

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 03 June 2021, 12:45:06
OOG: Euron will contact the Governor to acquire transport for Lorren's lance.  As overland is not safe, they'll need to be hot dropped.  Let me know if this is going to mess up your plans.

No this works better then I could have asked for  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 03 June 2021, 17:34:40
Whistler, Nejiro
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 03 June 2021, 17:43:55
Between my XO "Bee" Honeycut, and Senior tech "Launchpad they would be trying to establish a relations ship w/ the Mcallistar aerodynamics company for parts, and replacements for the Vtols in my unit, if possible even for the antiquity.
McAllister Koichizoku


colors: red, blue
kamon: Pitts Special
Delm: Rikard McAllister
Matrona: Judi McAllister
              Spouse: Charles O'Neill
Founders MP: Caelen McAllister - Ness
Spokesperson: Elijah Knight
Militia: Aces
Militia Commander: Luka McAllister - Wallis 


Associate Member Families: Wallis, Urquhart, Starrett, Ramsey, Donald, Somhairle, Domhnall, Sudo, Ness, Serafin, Guaire, MacLagain 


Territory: [map 16] (650 sq km) landhold northwest of Quezon near the west coast of Tairiku, plus (1000 sq km) property between Quezon and the landhold


Agriculture:
Citrus Grove - a cooperative of farms growing all varieties of citrus and companion crops including legumes, marigolds, petunias, yarrow, dill, lemon balm, pepper spices, spinach, parsley, tansey, ducks, rabbits, chickens, and apiaries 


Corporate:   
Cascade Aeroport - privately owned and managed airport between the McAllister landhold and Quezon 

Cascade Air Industries - integrated manufacturer of precision machined components, mechanical assemblies, precision sheet metal assemblies, and electronic enclosures - our portfolio includes landing gear, arresting gear, air to air refueling systems, tubes and ducts, aero structures, flight turbine components, ground power turbine components, ground support equipment, electronic cables, harnesses, chassis actuators, complex machined fittings, cylinders, drag beams, drag braces, flight controls, flight safety critical components, and thrust struts; our design services include deep hole drilling, gun drilling, trepanning, and hydraulic testing and assembly 

Cascaidigh Aeraspais - designs, engineers, and manufactures combat and military support aircraft, commercial aircraft, vtols, sport aircraft, pleasure aircraft, shuttles, landing craft, and dropshuttles 

Free Sky - designs and manufactures parachutes, parasails, skydiving equipment, paragliders, hot air balloons, airships, base jumping equipment, bungee equipment, zip line equipment, parts, maintenance and repair kits, and offers safety and instructional classes and tutorials for all equipment 

Skyflash - designs, engineers and manufactures winged jetpacks, energy cells, and power packs 

McAllister Air Circus - airshows, military airshows, static displays, simulated assaults, parachute and skydiving demos and competitions, dogfights (simulated and competition), balloon shows, barnstorming, races, aerobatic competitions - operates out of the Cascade Aeroport

Danza Nell'Aria {dance upon the air} - designs, engineers, and manufactures aerobatic aircraft, personal jets, experimental aircraft, historic replicas, vtols, sport aircraft, bush planes, offers maintenance and repair services, has a flight school, sponsors races and tournaments

Mosaic - 'everything under the stars' digital retail store offers media, retail, pharmacy, and supermarket merchandise to customers across Nejiro and the stellar system with their own warehouse, logistics, and transportation services 

Albatross Satellite - company designs and engineers custom built satellites, and offers satellite communication, infrastructure, and services with our fleet of satellites, uplink facilities, and state of the art fiber networks providing a full range of advanced communication services for enterprise, military, government, media broadcast, and mobility markets across Nejiro and the stellar system 

Thunder in the Valley - vintage, antique, and historic airshow run annually at the Cascade Aeroport
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 03 June 2021, 17:50:02
Beacon Advanced Industries
Night-Night Gun
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 03 June 2021, 19:24:13
No this works better then I could have asked for  :thumbsup:
In that case, Euron will contact the Cealleach Ichizoku to tell them that they'll be getting a lance of 'Mechs to back them up however they need until we can blunt the WoB buzzsaw that's headed for their territory.

BTW, I know I just weakened the force protecting Camp Haken, but we have camp-mates to help pick up the slack.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 03 June 2021, 19:39:15
OK people here is your new mission.

Someone is looking to take Camp Kaki. They have taken out the sensor towers, power generators and 'Mechbay.
The artillery unit is moving out from south of the camp.
A large force in moving in from the north.
The Hands of the Goddess will be moving to deal with the force to the north. They will need help giving the time need to get the support personal and supplies they can out of harms way. This convoy will be moving west so it can connect with the Hands forces from Stark's site. They then will be heading to Camp Haken.

The units at Stark Ind. will be held at that site as they still have to keep an eye on that area.

The units that you had on the last mission are the units you will have for this mission. The only extra units are the units from the Hands.
The main force of the Hands will be on the field first. Units from last mission will be entering later.

I will post the order that units will enter later on.

I know we are supposed to plan via private mail system says my limit has been reached!!! Grr

Kiah tells her people to get on the horn to see if we can get recovery pick up for the scrambling units to aide in evac and pick up slower units and general order to all commanders to be on lookout for altilery
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 04 June 2021, 09:25:12
It's a shame you DIDN'T contact me, we could have coordinated a better cohesive QRF, so now I have to cover my base AND yours with a force a 3rd your units size. Absolutely stupid. "Duke" is absolutely livid with a cold Tharkad RAGE.
quotee author=IronbornGreyjoy link=topic=73440.msg1730181#msg1730181 date=1622766253]
In that case, Euron will contact the Cealleach Ichizoku to tell them that they'll be getting a lance of 'Mechs to back them up however they need until we can blunt the WoB buzzsaw that's headed for their territory.

BTW, I know I just weakened the force protecting Camp Haken, but we have camp-mates to help pick up the slack.
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Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 04 June 2021, 21:17:19
It's a shame you DIDN'T contact me, we could have coordinated a better cohesive QRF, so now I have to cover my base AND yours with a force a 3rd your units size. Absolutely stupid. "Duke" is absolutely livid with a cold Tharkad RAGE.
quotee author=IronbornGreyjoy link=topic=73440.msg1730181#msg1730181 date=1622766253]
In that case, Euron will contact the Cealleach Ichizoku to tell them that they'll be getting a lance of 'Mechs to back them up however they need until we can blunt the WoB buzzsaw that's headed for their territory.

BTW, I know I just weakened the force protecting Camp Haken, but we have camp-mates to help pick up the slack.

Well, nobody's left yet.  Before Lorren leaves, Euron will ask "Duke" if he can cover regular patrols around Haken while the lance is gone.  If you can't or refuse, the Colonel may have to scrap the entire idea.  Besides, your base and my base are one and the same as far as I know.  Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 04 June 2021, 21:55:15
Well, nobody's left yet.  Before Lorren leaves, Euron will ask "Duke" if he can cover regular patrols around Haken while the lance is gone.  If you can't or refuse, the Colonel may have to scrap the entire idea.  Besides, your base and my base are one and the same as far as I know.  Sorry about that.
No by all means send that force out.
It's more a matter of:
#1 You assumed, w/o even communicating with LoF that we would.
#2 You assumed that the newest, "Greenest", and "SMALLEST" unit of the GSF  could patrol our joint sectors as well as the Hilo vicinty.
#3 Did you even think about approaching "Duke" with the idea of mixed QRF (yours and mine) to respond?  70% of my force on my side of the base are either too slow or not worth deploying in mountainous regions, but there is still the other 30% which can still function adequately.

OOPS!

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 04 June 2021, 23:08:45
No by all means send that force out.
It's more a matter of:
#1 You assumed, w/o even communicating with LoF that we would.
#2 You assumed that the newest, "Greenest", and "SMALLEST" unit of the GSF  could patrol our joint sectors as well as the Hilo vicinty.
#3 Did you even think about approaching "Duke" with the idea of mixed QRF (yours and mine) to respond?  70% of my force on my side of the base are either too slow or not worth deploying in mountainous regions, but there is still the other 30% which can still function adequately.

OOPS!

To respond to your points:
1.  Yes, I f*cked up.  I should have asked first.  I apologize.
2.  I still have plenty of other units at the base that the LoF wouldn't have to cover too many patrols (maybe just one or two).
3.  I'm still not certain how pro-active "Duke" wants to be given that his force is still small (now that you've reminded me :scratches head in embarrassment:) and you may need that specific 30% of your guys for other missions.  However, you did give me an idea for an alternative QRF.  Thank you, sir.

To whit:
Devondra: Euron will send Kiah a message indicating his intention to send an expeditionary force consisting of a lance of Ironborn 'Mechs (the Wolverine, Wraith, Hollander, and Grand Dragon) into Cealleach territory to protect the Ichizoku from the WoBs.  He will also invite her to send a similar force to join them.  Also, as Kiah is in overall command, if she thinks this is a bad idea, Euron will reconsider sending anyone.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 05 June 2021, 14:34:55
Mahelona Koichizoku   


colors: ocean blue, black
kamon: the points of the holopuni constellation {to sail or travel around}
Delm: Hanohano Mahelona
Matrona: Noelani Kelii Mahelona
Founders MP: Lilo Wikoli Mahelona
Spokesperson: Kaiko Malu Mahelona
Militia: Umi Heitai {sea soldiers, marines}
Militia Commander: Rangi Nalani Mahelona   


Associate Member Families: Wikoli, Pika, Ona, Utsumi, Nalani, Alamea, Iolana, Malu, Lapita 

Territory: [map d] (650 sq km) landhold on the island of Hoku'ula {red star, located under where the red star sets} east of the Kasai Isles, plus the rest of the island (1054 sq km), and private and commercial dockyards in Leyte, Port, Fune, and Majuro   


The majority of the Ichizoku are ship people that spend their time at sea exploring the oceans, traveling to various ports as sailors, scientists, teachers, doctors, crafters, artisans, technicians, and engineers that carry news, cargo, medicine, even passengers. The Ichizoku members are skilled in many varied fields and their expertise is valued and their people are respected, many times they act as arbiters, and as support to the NPO Sea Patrol and the Nejiro Fire Brigade at Sea.


Agriculture:
at sea they utilize fishing, aquaculture, foraging, and hydroponics and they are skilled craftsmen (e.g. using sea grass fibers for weaving and yarn crafts, and wood carving for art and utility)
people occupying the landhold, the Gingerhills cooperative, farm bamboo, hemp, cannabis, koa trees, sweet potatoes, taro, sea grass and kelp, fruit and vegetables, spices and herbs, poultry, pigs, coffee, sugarcane, and sandalwood, they also have coastal and ocean fishing fleets   


Corporate:
Nekton Enterprises - an umbrella corporation encompassing many businesses including a naval shipyard on the landhold, commercial shipyards, a marine salvage company, a marine exploration and science company, shipboard hospitals, a cargo fleet, owns and operates marinas and marine road stations across the oceans of Nejiro, fishing fleets, a dive equipment company that does sales and rentals, also maintenance and repair, a company that manufactures dive equipment, pleasure cruising companies with sailing yachts and cruise ships, sea charter fleet, a company that crafts takeami {bamboo weaving style}, the Nekton Foundation is a charitable company that funds education and research grants associated with the ocean, that also sponsors aquariums and other entities and programs that educate about the ocean, Nekton College is partnered with the Quezon Institute of Science with programs for oceanography and marine sciences education and studies, the Nekton Journal publishes marine science studies and articles for academia and popular venues, owns and operates mines, manufacture submarines and underwater vessels for commerce and combat, has hydroponic, aquaponic, and aquafarm facilities   

Holopuni News Network - digital news outlet covering Nejiro's oceans and islands

Seaspan Marine - a firm that has divisions that does marine engineering and marine construction, has a military shipyard, a commercial and pleasure craft shipyard, does transportation, shipping, towing and salvage, distributes marine fuel supplies, constructs floating docks, drydocks, and piers 

Lapita - crafts traditional polynesian outriggers, catamaran, waka katea (double canoes), makes pottery, teaches and records oral histories, folklore, karakia {prayer}, aruruwow {memory aides}, teaches traditional polynesian blue water navigation, seamanship, and exploration methods including - star compasses, observation of clouds, waves, winds, bird and fauna migration, and bioluminescent patterns for orienteering   

Kai Ho'aika'i {ocean explorer} - ocean research vessel fleet

Moana Loa'a {ocean searcher}, ocean resource seeker fleet, and ocean search and rescue fleet   

Halau Hula Aloha - a halau is a school (a branch from which many leaves grow), hula is a storytelling dance originating on the Hawaiian Islands, Terra which has evolved several different styles - 'auana {to wander or drift} is influenced by western and other cultures, kahiko is ancient hula performed with traditional costumes and instruments, monarchy is hula choreographed and composed in the nineteenth century [oli is a chant, mele is a song or prayer, noho is a sitting dance, luna is a standing dance, kumu is the source of knowledge a teacher, kuleana is responsibility, alaka'i is a leader, kokua is a helper, 'olapa is a dancer, haumana is a student] the halau has about fifteen thousand students through the main school on the landhold and satellite schools across the oceans of Nejiro developed by former alaka'i of the founding kumu Haunani Hokulani Iolana 

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 06 June 2021, 19:09:29
What's the date of the next mission, OOC?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 06 June 2021, 19:56:25
What's the date of the next mission, OOC?
June 27th if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 06 June 2021, 20:06:19
correct, it was posted  on the evening of the last game.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 06 June 2021, 20:52:26
Thanks. I may not be able to make it. I can find out more accurately in about a week and a half.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 07 June 2021, 13:10:58
What's the date of the next mission, OOC?

6/27
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 14 June 2021, 19:50:20
                                                                                 Just Luxe
                                                                                 City Guide 
                                                                           Nicoelle Monaco     



When Yousai politicians, socialites, and high profile community leaders get together in ornate gowns, and perfectly tailored suits with cocktails in hand, significant changes are sure to follow. Each year the city holds some of the best galas, balls, and events that bring a community of world changers together to fundraise in lavish ways. While the main goal is to boost funds, no expense is spared at these functions. The list of prominent fundraising events is extensive and attending one of these illustrious galas is held in high esteem. Those in the know realize it's not if you'll attend but rather which you'll attend. Here's a look inside some of Yousai's most prestigious balls and galas whose efforts continue to raise millions for charities and causes each year.   

CharityWorks' black tie event in the spring, the Dream Ball, is held at The National Building Museum and helps to create changes in the community to break the cycle of poverty by uniting corporate leaders, donors, and volunteers. CharityWorks is a major philanthropic organization, in Yousai and other Nejiroan and Izar Cluster metropolitan areas, distributing millions in high impact grants. Each year the organization partners with two non-profits - one military and one non military. Last year CharityWorks transformed the building into an 'Absinthe Dream' with decor by Hargrove. Guests enjoyed a four course dinner in the midst of green decorations and lighting, and Free Spirit performed to over seven hundred guests during the evening. Sponsorships begin at fifteen hundred ryu for this years 'Smoke & Mirrors: The Art of Illusion' event on June 26 benefitting Blue Star Families and Hope for the Warriors.   

Held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Yousai's premiere fundraising event Fight Night created by Fight for Children brings together over two thousand prominent social, corporate, sports, and media figures together for food, drinks, and professional mixed martial arts bouts. The night raises funds for the organization that funds over seventy million ryu annually on pediatric disease research, trauma care, education, and patient services. Tickets for the 3068 June 14 event begin at one thousand ryu and sponsorships begin at thirty five thousand ryu. Attendees will have the opportunity to partake of a cocktail hour, a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and watch fighting legends duke it out in the ring.

The Yousai Ballet Annual Spring Gala is a great choice for those who enjoy the arts. Each year the ballet raises funds through an extravagant production filled with whimsical themes and an impressive list of dancers. Single purchase tickets begin at twelve hundred ryu and continue to fifty thousand ryu for a Grand Benefactor sponsorship. This years spring event, Feathers, will be held the last Saturday of June at The Reach Performing Arts Center featuring tableaux from The Firebird, Sylphs, The Nightingale, and Wild Swans. Proceeds will benefit the Yousai Ballet Community Engagement programs. Champagne flutes will be passed out as guests arrive and wistful ballerinas will dance among the crowds.   

The United Service Organization is a nonprofit charitable foundation that provides entertainment, recreation services, social facilities, care packages, and other morale boosting efforts in service to the uniformed personnel of Nejiro. Recognizing honorees from the uniformed and armed services for their extraordinary bravery, loyalty, and heroism, as well as special volunteers, the annual USO Gala pays tribute to our men and women in uniform. In attendance each year are Yousai dignitaries, Members of Parliament, military leadership, public health, and safety leadership, members of the USO Board of Governors, USO corporate sponsors, and the media. Individual tickets for the June 10 event begin at one thousand ryu, and sponsorship packages start at fifteen thousand ryu. The 3068 black tie or military equivalent gala will be held at the Walter Harriman Convention Center and will boast performances by Akai Plutonium, Sazan, and Wildwood Roses, with actress/comedienne Yuko Matsuoka as emcee for the evening. 
   
Attended by diplomats, military leaders, scholars, civic leaders, cultural and religious leaders, Members of Parliament, Ichizoku hierarchy, and the interstellar business community, the Shigosen Zaiden Ball {meridian foundation} is considered one of Yousai's most distinguished events. Held at Shigosen Hausu {meridian house}, in the Taishiken Byoto {embassy wards}, the black tie or military attire affair brings together public and private sector leaders to celebrate the Shigosen Zaiden ongoing efforts to prepare leaders for a complex future through the exchange of ideas, people, and culture. Shigosen Zaiden is a nonprofit, nonpartisan diplomacy center that connects leaders through culture and collaboration to drive solutions for global and universal changes. Shigosen Zaiden works with governments, the private sector, and the diplomatic community to develop and exchange training, culture, and convening programs to help leaders better address challenges and opportunities. This years event takes place June 24. Individual tickets may be purchased for one thousand five hundred ryu and sponsorships start at five thousand ryu with the proceeds supporting Shigosen Zaiden leadership exchanges, cultural activities, conferences, and seminars. Yousai's most elite and powerful are in attendance, each enjoying the evenings festivities and mingling with VIPs.   


             
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 15 June 2021, 15:34:07
Various Individuals From LoF(Loyalty Forsaken) would like to acquire tickets to these charitable gatherings and if even possible to donate their time and/or services to these organizations.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 15 June 2021, 16:39:08
Various Individuals From LoF(Loyalty Forsaken) would like to acquire tickets to these charitable gatherings and if even possible to donate their time and/or services to these organizations.

Sounds good.
Just need to know who is going to help out.
What work they are doing.
So I have an idea of what personal may or may no be available for missions.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 15 June 2021, 19:21:38
Malik Koichizoku   



colors: blue, orange
kamon: three falcon feathers 
Delm: Safar el - Malik
         Spouse: Sherine Nadezhda el - Malik 
         Spouse: Yasmin Minami el - Malik
         Spouse: Eva Watt el - Malik
         Spouse: Alya Himura el - Malik
Matrona: Zuhra Malik
              Consort: Dmitri Verenich Malik
              Courtesan: Borys Alagna 
Founders MP: Nahla el - Zafar - Malik
Spokesperson: Philipa Soo
Militia: Muhajimun Alshabh {ghost strikers}
Militia Commander: Zain el - Jalair - Malik


Associate Member Families: Jalair, Burakgazi, Kartal, Upash, Tilki, Uzun, Karga, Bardak, Zafar   


Territory: [map 11] (650 sq km) landhold in the northern foothills of the Eastern Kiso Mountains in the Eastern Desert (several thousand kilometers west of Hilo), plus (2600 sq km) property surrounding the landhold, and numerous industrial, commercial, and residential properties on planet and the stellar system 



Agriculture:
the ichizoku husbands several varieties of goats, sheep, fruit and nut orchards, apiaries, ornamental and aromatic flowers and seasonally harvests wheat, barley, lentils, tomatoes, onion, okra, squash, cucumber, pumpkin, melons, chard, thyme, sage, chamomile, fennel, mint, hibiscus, cardamon, tea 

Huk Al-Akh Mews {hawk brother} - falconry, breeding and training of falcons, hawks, owls, and eagles

Swift Elegance - breeding, training and boarding of the five foundation families of Arabian horses for furusiyya {horsemanship and martial exercise}, sport, hunt and trail, and pleasure


Corporate: Badawai Group {desert dweller} - the umbrella under which the economic and financial partnership of the Malik and Rizvi Ichizoku operates 

Sunduq Alkunaz {treasure box} - planetary and stellar mining, mineral extraction, and refineries (making chemicals and plastics), especially petroleum, quartz, garnet, turquoise, obsidian, salts, pink halite, wulfenite, opal, iron, cobalt, aluminium, feldspar, limestone, basalt, silica, gold (produces 415,000 ounces per annum), silver, zinc, copper, iron, lead, carbon, ochre, clays   

Taqa Mutajadida {renewable energy} - energy utility with solar and wind power plants that also manufactures generators, power packs, and energy storage components and containers 

Malik Alnaar {fire king} - designs, crafts, and manufactures Lusterware: cookware, bakeware, glassware, and tableware, the factory in Madina offers tours and a wholesale outlet

Al Khamsa {the five, signifies purity of bloodline} - breeding, training, and boarding of foundation and ancestral element purebred Arabian horses for sport     

Ruwaya {to quench a thirst, storytelling} - a fine jewelry line that speaks to the rich heritage of Arabic lore, scripts, and geometric motifs 

Badawi Stadium - a large oval with a retractable hybrid turf field, designed to look like several desert tents erected together especially the retractable roof that may shade up to ninety three percent of the stadium, the retractable thirty thousand seat smart, efficient, versatile, multipurpose sports complex most notably hosts football matches and equine sports (polo, racing), but during the off season it also hosts concerts, conventions, theater in the round, rodeo events, MMA tournaments, cricket, tennis, basketball, e-sports, and athletic matches; it is side home to the Suqur Association Football Club {falcons}, the complex also has a five story tall video halo board, several falcon sculptures, a life size sculpture of The Five just before the call, a six thousand square meter front porch plaza featuring live entertainment, food, and beverages before, during and after matches all with fantastic views of the field from five thousand square meters of video screens, a virtual pass and catch experiences with three cone running drills against pro players of distinction in the upper club level (open to all ages), more than one hundred wifi access points with a mobile app that enables in-seat delivery of food, beverages and merchandise with a wayfinder feature that helps navigate points of interest, outdoor pitches, weightlifting rooms, volleyball courts, running tracks, swimming pools, training halls, practice fields, and a sports medicine clinic   

Lapin Grille {broiled rabbit} - fine dining establishment in the french style located in Madina in the Aljanib Almushriq Mahata {sunny side station} (a Neo Moorish delight a fantastical agglomeration of minarets, dome capped pavilions, and articulated archways, the magnificent white and cream anglo-asian station is worth a stop) 

Almaeiz Alsaghir {little goat} - manufactures goat milk based dairy products, plus skin care, hygiene, cosmetics, and cleansers

Badawi Bazaar - for thirty one days during the dry season (most often in November) the nomadic and town families of the Rizvi and Malik Ichizoku gather in a tent city outside of Madina (a town sharing the border of both Ichizoku) for trade, cultural events, reunions, matchmaking, and sport with many of the open air markets open to the general public and tourists during the weekends, the site is also the start and end point of both the Shahzada Endurance Test (a five day cross country horse race of 400 km), and the Muhit Min Alnaar {ocean of fire} (a 1000 km cross country survival race conducted on horseback, a true test of a horses strength, stamina, resourcefulness, resilience, and courage the finishers exhibit superbly healthy constitutions, incredible power, staunch spirit, strong legs, and sure steps and command incredibly high breeding values), both take place during the Bazaar   

Almarai {the pasture} - food and beverage processing plants, manufactures and distributes dairy products, juices, baby food and formula, poultry products, baked goods, jam and preserves, dried fruit and nuts, meat products, canned coffee and tea, candies   

Badawi Trust - AUM 6.8 billion Ryu

Minimus - manufactures and distributes individually packaged items including travel size toiletries, individual personal care items, individual household products, individual food servings, individual condiments, premade food kits, premade craft kits, individual sized specialty food items, baby care kits, family and outdoor first aid kits, military care packages sold through their wholesale and retail digital stores   

Caracal - manufactures ballistic firearms and scimitars, munitions and accessories

Almaza Brewery {diamond} - brews ancient beers, lagers, ales, barley wine, pilsner and craft beers 

Anabasis PMC {the ten thousand, military advance} - made of several brigade combat teams the unit mostly accepts off world interstellar contracts as a member in good standing of the MRBC, preliminary training and education takes place on the landhold and through MAWs

Mughamarat Al'iidraj Aldhdhatii {self insertion adventures, choose your own adventure} - designs, publishes, and manufactures virtual reality gear and games from first person shooters to mmorpg's and mmorts's   

Nsajun Alsahra {desert weavers} - crafts and manufactures rugs, blankets, tents, scarves, desert apparel, and accessories from sheep and goat fibers especially mohair and cashmere

Southeastern Mutual - (125 billion Ryu AUM) firm that does financial planning, financial advice and consulting, investments, insurance, business advice and consulting, and wealth management   

Southeastern University - the beautiful 97 ha campus is located in Evansville, a suburb of Hilo, and includes housing, recreation, libraries, museums, theaters, temples, shrines, radio and television stations, and media studios, the school uses its eleven billion ryu endowment, managed by a board of trustees, to fund the co-ed undergraduate to PhD programs for as many as twenty thousand students studying at the liberal arts college, the science and technology college, the arts college, vocational schools, and sports and athletics programs, the school has very high research activity and is home to the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research which supports fifteen hundred research laboratories and has co-op programs with prominent corporations across Nejiro, the alma mater will celebrate its centenary in 3070
   


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 18 June 2021, 17:13:04
Just to let you all know, I just found out I didn't get my time off request in on time. I most likely(90% chance) can't make it. Sorry.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 18 June 2021, 17:20:15
Just to let you all know, I just found out I didn't get my time off request in on time. I most likely(90% chance) can't make it. Sorry.

Will hope for the best  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 18 June 2021, 22:31:53
Masachika Koichizoku 


colors: green, lavender 
kamon: dragonfly in flight
Delm: Kamil Masachika
        Courtesan: Kae Sacco
        Concubine: Noemie Hirano
Matrona: Bethany Masachika
               Courtesan: Beck Yeoung-Su
               Concubine: Katya Eason
Founder MP: Kanon Wada Masachika
                     Courtesan: Arild Sugawara
Spokesperson: Kaiti Ryuzoji Masachika
Militia: Rokkan Security {sixth sense, keen intuition} 
Militia Commander: Vin Ryuzoji Masachika 


Associate Member Families: Yanagisawa, Devin, Wada, Molchalin, Tosuka, Morozov, Sanada, Baharin, Zorkin, Ryuzoji 


Territory: [map 29] (650 sq km) landhold northwest of Yousai, plus (100 sq km) nature reserve south of the landhold


Agriculture:
the ichizoku harvests rice, tea, soybeans, peanuts, yuzu, pumpkins, amaranth, beans, peas, and cypress


Corporate:
Stranding Stone Lake Park - so named for the boulders left as evidence of an ancient glaciers passage, the lake is thirty five kilometers long and nineteen kilometers wide with an average depth of three hundred meters and a max depth of five hundred meters, the lake is known for the clarity of its waters and the panorama of the surrounding landscape, the one hundred square kilometer nature reserve south of the landhold with amenities including the lake which has three hundred and thirty seven kilometers of beaches and shoreline, good fishing, botanical gardens, parklands, festivals, campgrounds, ryokan, onsen, hiking trails, boating, a marina, birding, bike trails, horse trails, swimming pools, a water park, a professional golf course and clubhouse, picnic areas, pavilions, meeting rooms, event venues, (including Kea Shirt {rock castle} a European gothic fantasy with halls, salons, gardens, and lawns that run to the lake shore from the forest hilltop of the castle, it is available for weddings and other events), rock climbing, a summer camp, year round youth programs, organized athletic and sports programs and events, gated communities around the borders of the park, and a rail station   

Sawara - a historic village education center; a working transport hub for rice and other agriculture shipments into Yousai. The historic center lies along a stroll worthy canal, lined by faithfully reproduced Edo period traditional residences, merchant shops, warehouses, tea houses, restaurants, distilleries and breweries, sento {public bath houses}, temples, shrines, and ryokan. Public and private tours of the town are available through the Edo Jidai Museum {edo period}, located on the outskirts of Sawara along with the rail station. Sightseeing cruises, of the town and canal, are offered by several flat bottom boat tour companies. The town is also well known for the Sawara Matsuri, a night festival lit by lanterns, where elaborate floats ridden by giant dolls crafted in the likenesses of mythological warriors and folk tales parades along the streets and canal accompanied by musicians and dancers performing over forty melodic festival chants and dances at the approach of autumn, usually in October. A few of the floats may be seen year round at the Edo Jidai Museum.

Vorquism Rao - a meditative branch of a lost martial art, to help one gain a sense of one's self and the world around them, it consists of eleven different katas of more than sixty four slow and methodical forms, the schools (located on the landhold, Yousai, Bridges, Hilo, Rainbow, Port, Majuro, Samar, Quezon, Leyte and several schools and universities) also teach yoga, tai chi, meditative dance, qiqong, and zen walking 

Rokkan Security - while tasked with the security of the ichizoku and all of its resources the company also accepts contracts for security patrols, armed security and patrols, monitoring, peace officers, escorts, and guard services for communities, industrial parks, convoys, schools, corporations, public buildings, and event venues

Rokkan Detective Agency - private firm that does investigations, intelligence gathering and analysis, background checks, physical security and monitoring, and bodyguard services for private, corporate, and government clients 

Vipertek - designs and manufactures non-lethal weapons, tasers, stun weapons, mace, pepper gel, air pistols with steel bb's, sonic weapons, tactical pens, personal safety alarms, high lumen flashlights, tranq weapons, known for the Yusha {hero}, a heavy duty dual shot barrel that is compact, easy to conceal, carry, and store with a class two laser sight and high lumen stun light, it fires your choice of projectile - pepper based ball projectiles that release a cloud of microscopic pepper irritants on contact, or pepper gel spray that has a narrow cone of effect, it is powered by rechargeable power packs and nitrogen canisters with two shots per interchangeable cartridge, there is an optional sonic attachment with crackling, snapping sounds to frighten away wildlife   

Dragonfly VTOL - designs, engineers, and manufactures military support and combat vtols, commercial vtols, commercial fixed wing aircraft, and drones for commercial, law enforcement, and military markets

Nomad - designs and builds recreational vehicles, mobile homes, trailer homes, tour buses, coaches (rail and ground), survival vehicles, tiny homes, off road vehicles, motorcycles, tow packages, and trailers 

Yuzukami Sake

August Moon Shochu

Orion Beer

Sangaria Chuhai - brews, bottles, and distributes 'shochu highballs' made from shochu {burned liquor, a 25% ABV distilled beverage made from rice, barley, sweet potatoes, buckwheat, or brown sugar with a nutty or earthy flavor} and flavored seltzer water packaged in cans (or served as a cocktail of shochu topped with fruit juice at izakayas) 

Byways - designs, engineers, and constructs, owns and/or services scenic overlooks, waysides, road stations, and service plazas on recreational highways and roadways

Bookland - brick and mortar worldwide chain of bookstores with cafes, gifts, stationery, and subscription services

Rasen {spiral} - telecomm company that offers secure multi-channel, multi-level encrypted communication systems and networks to military, government, and law enforcement clients, that also designs, engineers, and manufactures countermeasure systems, targeting  and recognition systems, and navigation systems to law enforcement, military, and government clients 

Airashi Bento-bako {adorable lunchbox} - designs and manufactures kawaii {cute}, and pop culture themed bento boxes, furoshiki {wrapping cloths}, lunch and kitchen accessories, kitchen tools, and tableware   

Bento Monogatari Cafe {lunchbox story} - themed maid cafes (located on the landhold, Yousai, Hilo, Bridges, and Leyte) serving elaborately arranged and decorated theme and character bento meals, the meals are also available from a subscription service, and at specialty shops

Zakhvat Vikhyra {vortex capture} - designs, engineers, and manufactures wind turbines, vertical access wind turbines, gravity base wind turbines, and parts, provides technical services, and does research and development   



Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 19 June 2021, 10:14:12
sorry all that i have been mia for a while i have had a large project at work and i have been very busy working on it till late every night checking messages now
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 19 June 2021, 10:44:05
“So we have few ways we can go. We can go the way we have, we can seek out the other two groups and see what they have to offer, we can work with those we have made minor in roads of we can …. “
“Yes each choice has its problems.”
“If we do what we have always done then at some time later the one that wins will force us into the fold.”
“If one of the outsiders win they will force changes that we will not want.”
“If we pick the wrong side!”
“Then we will not be around to do anything.”
“At this time none have the upper hand.”
“True none have full support. The one that can get the most support will win out.”
“True, but we have no idea how much support each has from off world.”
“I will offer that we talk with group two. We have made inroads with group three and group four is not going to get far. They just are not that strong.”
“What about group one?”
“After one of you has talked with group two. We need to know what they have in mind first.”
“Well group three does have a lot to offer, but do we want what they offer in the long run?”
“Groups two and three talk well but have not shown true wisdom. Group one is testing the waters. Group four has ideas we would not be able to live with in the long run.”
“True, it looks like we all see that four is out.”
“So we now need to find out more about the others.”

wow this is very obtuse fun to read but anyone know who they are talking about? i know wob, black dragons, us , govenor but who is one, who is two etc lol
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 20 June 2021, 08:38:33
I won't be there next Sunday, I apologize.  I'll go over the list of events and deduct Grandmother's sponsorship for them...
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 20 June 2021, 09:14:58
I won't be there next Sunday, I apologize.  I'll go over the list of events and deduct Grandmother's sponsorship for them...

OK sorry that you can not make it.

just let me know what events and if the Warriors are attending any also.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 20 June 2021, 10:08:20
Will do.  In view of everything that's started happening on planet, the Musashi representation will be markedly less than normal, but Grandmother will still be sponsoring.  I will have to think about Bully, though.  Jasmine would be quite pushy about his need to be out there...

(Why oh why is Bully getting pushed around by a 13-year old?  Oh, yeah, because she's better at this Kurita stuff than he is...)

OK sorry that you can not make it.

just let me know what events and if the Warriors are attending any also.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 20 June 2021, 14:25:54
Maximovna Koichizoku   


colors: brown, blue 
kamon: native wildflowers and tall grass
Delm: Raisa Maximovna
Matrona: Nina Mozer-Maximovna
               Spouse: Jordan Mozer
Founder MP: Tamara Sobol Maximovna
Spokesperson: Berngards Kuznets Maximovna
Militia: Maks Kray {max edge}
Militia Commander: Vitomir Zubarev



Associate Member Families: Kuznets, Medved, Itou, Vinogradov, Sobol, Yi, Pak, Yoo, Mae, Ji-woo, Xu, Zhen, Han, Fang, Nikitin, Belyaeva, Korsak   


Territory: [map 19] (650 sq km) landhold on the easternmost coast of Acri Bando {sharp peninsula} on the continent of Caoyuen {wild grasslands}, plus (17350 sq km) of surrounding property

Agriculture:   
Hildegarde's Garden - grows herbals and medicinal plants for pharmaceutical and holistic medicine

Purple Downs - six thousand ha of grazing lands supporting up to thirty thousand grass fed bison and up to seventy six thousand grass fed sheep, yak, elk, and deer along with horses with a game reserve, hay, clover, and alfafa production, a trout fishery, and the Greenhorn Guest Ranch   

Nightowl Meadows - commercially grows organic buckwheat, free range poultry, garbanzos, potatoes, winter wheat, barley, sunflowers, and sugar beets 



Corporate:
AcriNeft {sharp oil} - petroleum company that includes exploration, extraction, production, refineries, transport, distribution, marketing, power generation, plastics, and chemicals 

Edge Media - studios and production company that broadcasts, produces entertainment, sports, news, and media, does marketing, publishing, and distribution 

Big Sky - energy utility that serves the continent of Caoyuen with wind farms that include cellular and broadcasting equipment on most turbines   

High Plains Sheepskin - designs, crafts, and manufactures shearling wool and leather apparel, accessories, outerwear, footwear, rugs, blankets, quilts, home goods, bags, hats, gloves, and pelts 

The Happy Egg - packaged organic cage free eggs, liquid eggs, dehydrated eggs, hard cooked peeled eggs, deviled eggs and snack packs for wholesale and retail

Sobaju {wild soba, buckwheat noodles} - chain of noodle shops, plus manufacturing of branded dried and fresh noodles for wholesale and retail   

Iseul Sojo {dew burned liquor} - distillery of korean style clear alcohol from fermented grains, most often rice but also wheat or barley, usually consumed neat with an ABV of seventeen to fifty three percent 

Magnet - a food and consumer goods retailer with chains of warehouse clubs, hypermarkets, convenience stores, beauty stores, and family markets   

Prowler - designs and manufacture electric and hybrid sport, city, and compact cars, also sport utility vehicles, jeeps, and off road vehicles   



   
 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 20 June 2021, 20:25:26

         "Alright People! If it's not essential pack it up! It needs to be done yesterday. We have new roomies incoming and they had to leave in a hurry. So be ready to help them unpack and settle in. All I know is they're coming here, I have no idea where we are going, so be ready to '"bug out" within 24 hours for all I know our new location will be wherever we stop for the night. Watch rotations will be the same as they were on Tharkad." if anyone had been near enough as he left the hangar they would have heard him say "Here we go again." as memories of those cold, in so many frigid desperate ways flashed through his mind. Of lost friends, family, and colleagues during the civil wars. As well as the last dying breath of his beloved Diana from mortal wounds dealt by those clan Wolf in exile elemental's flamer.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 20 June 2021, 22:55:51
Palakiko Koichizoku


colors: silver grey, red
kamon: osprey feather with wave markings
Delm: Kaikene Palakiko
Matrona: Kelani Palakiko
Founders MP: Makanui Inoke
Spokesperson: Qiana Awana
Militia: Pandions {osprey}
Militia Commander: Helina Nohealani
                                 Concubine: Niklas Magee
                                 Concubine: Wayne Damian


Associate Member Families: Akamu, Hakulani, Honua, Kamala, Loe, Nakiri, Totsuki

Territory: [map 6] (650 sq km) landhold on the Kamchatka Peninsula on the continent of Tairiku, plus (650 sq km) property to the west of the landhold, and one quarter of the town of Civitas which shares borders with the allied Ichizoku Isobe, Sorenson, and Yakovich, the island of Shirawashi {white eagle} (1069 sq km) located several hundred kilometers north east of the Kamchatka Peninsula, plus several dozen commercial, industrial, and residential properties both planetary and stellar   



Agriculture:
Muraskino Tahata {purple fields} -  commercially grows organic sweet potatoes, burdock, lotus root, asparagus, wasabi, daikong, scallions, onions, ginger, carrots, lettuces, and cabbages for wholesale 


Corporate:    Four Corners Zaibatsu 
Sokudo Aviation {velocity} - designs, engineers, and manufactures commercial passenger aircraft, cargo aircraft, combat and support aircraft, small craft, missile systems, autocannons, machine guns, munitions, autonomous aircraft, drones, phantom works, aerospace fighters - notably the Aeto {eagle} [the local versions of the EGL-R1 and EGL-R6], simulators, satellites, does engineering modifications, repairs and maintenance with industrial parks located at Strekoza Port (asteroid 583 Strekoza) and Shirawashi   

Air Sokudo - transcontinental commercial airline legacy carrier, and private jet charter service   

Sokudo Outlook - flight school that trains pilots, flight controllers, technicians, flight attendants, and ground crew for commercial airlines and private charter services

Four Corners Aeroport - intercontinental and stellar [may land small craft] airport located west of Civitas on the Kamchatka Peninsula

Stitch! - seamstress and alteration services chain that offers franchises

Verus {actual, true, real} - designs, engineers, and manufactures military electronic systems including sensors, guidance, communications, imaging, targeting, navigation, simulations and simulators, also tactical gear and uniforms   

Yashoku Ramen {midnight snack pulled noodles} - factory produces several varieties of instant ramen for wholesale and retail   

Yokoso Real Estate {welcome} - development and ownership of high rise apartment buildings and condominium projects, does sales, management, and maintenance 

Nekehanga {mobility} - development, ownership, and management of transcontinental high speed passenger and freight railroads, also inner city, metropolitan, town, and industrial park passenger and cargo monorail, maglev, skytrain, aerial trams, subways, and elevated railways 

Stream - computer data centers, cloud computing, server farms

Haruka Toku Travels {far away} - crafts and manufactures luggage, travel bags, trunks, travel gear, and accessories 

Totsuki Saryo Ryori Gakuen {ladle star tea ceremony and culinary academy} - an extremely competitive school with a wide range of culinary and food processing studies of which only a handful of students graduate where students are encouraged to develop their own style and push it to the maximum limits. students who make it to graduation are masters of their craft, usually less than one percent of the freshman class make it to graduation and they are the most skilled and sought after chefs in the world. of particular interest at the school are competitions called Shokugeki {food wars}, a formal intense cooking duel where students stake their pride and future as chefs to settle debates and other challenges, where victory means that all set conditions are immediately carried out and results are absolute. also of interest is the Moon Banquet Festival (usually in October when the two moons of Nejiro, Selene and Hinatea, align), an annual activity where students set up food booths individually or in groups across the campus to demonstrate their prowess to customers over a period of five days, a huge event that attracts more than fifty five thousand visitors, among these are many foreign and domestic VIPs who are accommodated on campus or at the nearby Totsuki Resort. like most major challenges at the school this event whittles down the number of students by expelling those who fail, in this case students who suffer a loss of income at the end of the event.   

Defiance Flour - owns and operates several mills that specialize in non wheat and non grain flours 

Civitas Institute of Technology - private school offering top tier university courses in engineering, technology, applied sciences, natural sciences, math, research, and vocational training for up to three thousand undergraduate and graduate students   

Risen Energy - a solar energy utility that manufactures and maintains premium quality and performance solar power equipment and systems for residential, commercial, industrial, government, military and civic clients   

Monolithic Dome Homes - Our company designs and constructs custom homes and buildings. When it comes to homes we do not believe in one size or style, your Monolithic Dome Home can be everything you need and everything you want in the home of your dreams. It can be small and cozy or spacious and luxurious, one storied or multistoried, at ground level, totally underground, or earth bermed, it can be on a beach, a mountain, or even underwater, they may be built in virtually any location or environment. Our domes can be designed to fit any architectural need such as homes, cabins, churches, schools, gymnasiums, arenas, stadiums, bulk storage, town halls, landlord dwellings, man caves, pubs and various other privately or publicly owned facility types. Flexibility is the key behind our designs and the interior of your Monolithic Dome Home can include just about anything as well - for example an indoor swimming pool and sauna, a game or exercise room, a home theater, separate apartments, an office, a home based business, a home based school, etc.. Because a Monolithic Dome Home is so well built and insulated your home will be energy efficient, disaster proof (they have a proven ability to survive earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, fire, termites, and most manmade disasters) and virtually maintenance free, have durable longevity that will stand the test of time, are a green healthy environment, are EMP safe, and cost efficient. We have also developed the technology for Monolithic Ecoshells, though usually not insulated they make superior workshops, garages, storage sheds etc..     

Mille Disc {millennium} - a computer firm that engineers and manufactures drives, their newest product are large capacity backup discs and writers to last a thousand years from patented lab grown 'crystals' that are the only product to survive the Ministry of Defense Warfare Center Weapons Division stress tests, the inorganic rock like data layer is the feature that sets them apart     


 

 
     
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 21 June 2021, 10:43:05
         "Alright People! If it's not essential pack it up! It needs to be done yesterday. We have new roomies incoming and they had to leave in a hurry. So be ready to help them unpack and settle in. All I know is they're coming here, I have no idea where we are going, so be ready to '"bug out" within 24 hours for all I know our new location will be wherever we stop for the night. Watch rotations will be the same as they were on Tharkad." if anyone had been near enough as he left the hangar they would have heard him say "Here we go again." as memories of those cold, in so many frigid desperate ways flashed through his mind. Of lost friends, family, and colleagues during the civil wars. As well as the last dying breath of his beloved Diana from mortal wounds dealt by those clan Wolf in exile elemental's flamer.


“Why are you having your people pack up?” Molly asks. “This facility has room for other units to be added.” She sweeps her arms around. “This place has stood from before most of the Ichizoku.” She looks “Duke” in the eyes. “Your place is here. Your job is to help defend the people of this area. What other place would you go?”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 21 June 2021, 11:57:19
  If you are worried about us breaching contract. Don't. We will fulfill our contract. Mercenaries we may NOW be, but unlike our former leaders we KNOW and understand the TRUE Value of an oath given. Worse case scenario we will become like the Bedouins until there is a place for us or our services are no longer needed.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 21 June 2021, 15:12:10
The Hands of the Goddess unit extends their thanks to Duke, and hopes that they actually make it.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 22 June 2021, 00:26:22
  If you are worried about us breaching contract. Don't. We will fulfill our contract. Mercenaries we may NOW be, but unlike our former leaders we KNOW and understand the TRUE Value of an oath given. Worse case scenario we will become like the Bedouins until there is a place for us or our services are no longer needed.

“You misunderstand my question. This place has room for your unit and The Ironborn plus others, why would you be looking to move?”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 23 June 2021, 01:38:42
As we are constantly reminded, we are new here, we are gaijin. The hand of the goddess has been here how long? They are three times our force compliment. We are only getting out of the way to make room for those who preceded us.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 23 June 2021, 09:17:20
As we are constantly reminded, we are new here, we are gaijin. The hand of the goddess has been here how long? They are three times our force compliment. We are only getting out of the way to make room for those who preceded us.

“Yes you and your people are the last to arrive.” Molly looks down. “As for gaijin, maybe to some who only look to the past and not to the future.” She looks back at him. “Do what you are here to do and you will see that things change. People have seen what members of the GSF have done for our world and most look past who they were. They see people that protect this world.” She turns and looks over Camp Haken and opens her arms. “This place has room for many. I do not understand why you feel that you must move. When the different units that make up the GSF first landed they all stayed here. The places that some of the members are now at were built later.” She turns back around. “Would it not be for the best if you stay and help the others?”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 27 June 2021, 15:04:39
Rizvi Koichizoku   

colors: yellow, green   
kamon: three baby goats 
Delm Yousef Rizvi
Matrona: Samira Rizvi
Founders MP: Tufayl Siddiqui el-Rizvi
Spokesperson: Baqir Atiya el-Mofty
Militia: Albadw {nomads}
Militia Commander: Tariq Haq el-Rizvi


Associate Member Families: Siddiqui, Usmani, Solongo, Liao, Yelu, Batzorig, Saeed, Haq, Jalali, Borjigin, Abazion, Xarthanos, Storane, Koloskai, Dahae, Saka, Budini, Geloni   


Territory: [map 12] (650 sq km) landhold in the northern foothills of the eastern Kiso Mountains in the Eastern Desert, plus the surrounding (2600 sq km) property, plus the adjacent (750 sq km) property in the Tobu Kiso Yama {eastern backbone mountains} directly south of the additional ichizoku property and landhold   


The ichizoku is for the most part nomadic. They are herders, hunters, fishers, and gatherers. The Mongolian, Scythian, Khitai, and Arabic descendants still hunt with eagles, and have the finest Arabian horses on the planet. They often make excursions into the mountains for mineral resources the ichizoku hold the rights to, also for hunting and grazing lands. The ichizoku contains many artisans and craftspersons from weavers to metal workers, most of these wares are sold through shops and galleries in Madina or through the businesses of the Badawi Group. There are also many digital workers - everything from copywriters to day traders to teachers to voice actors to video game designers - who can work from anywhere they have satellite or cellular reception, which is plentiful due to the numerous antennae as additions to wind towers and solar arrays throughout the region.


Agriculture:   
seasonal harvests of sheep, goats, eagles, horses, idaina kemono {great beast}, [a large native quadruped ungulate {oxen} found wild on grasslands across the continent of Tairiku, that can reach a height of two meters and a weight of seventeen hundred kilograms on average, they have been domesticated in small numbers (compared to the wild population) for beef production - the meat is renowned for its high quality, the oxen have tough skins, are resistant to diseases and parasites, are good foragers that thrive in heat and sunlight, their coats are white, grey, or greyish brown, their skin, horns, and hooves are black] grapes, dates, figs, anise, pistachios, walnuts, olives, almonds, pomegranate, garlic, chickpeas, rice, muskmelon, pine nuts, apricots     


Corporate:     Badawi Group
Pasha Dried Fruits and Nuts - prepared packaged products are sold wholesale through their digital store

Everlast - the most durable, heavy duty, waterproof, shockproof, shatterproof, performance laptops and tablets available, has built in satellite reception with additional boosters available, made for outdoor enthusiasts and popular with construction, survey, and mining companies, remote employees and academics in wilderness areas, also popular with military, emergency services, medical, and law enforcement personnel, the factory is located in Madina

Scorpio Small Arms - designs, engineers, and manufactures ballistic and flechette firearms, energy weapons, support weapons, munitions, custom and bespoke weapons, crossbows and bolts, accessories, repair parts, maintenance parts and tools, factory in Madina, sales office in Hilo, munitions plant located in the Gunju-hin island chain, most recently hailed for the Lightray energy handgun   

Funun Jamila {beautiful arts} - trading post and cafe in Madina that sells glassware, stick loom weaving, tents, metal flutes and pipes, culinary tools, pottery, embroidered and beaded textiles, woodcrafts, jewelry, embellished metal works, coffee and tea accouterments, incense burners, samovar, writing instruments, clothing and accessories, and other goods produced by the artists and craftspeople of the ichizoku, the cafe serves tea, coffee, traditional foods, spices, dairy products, and baked goods   

Nickel Arcade - digital gamer studio that designs and publishes mobile video games   

Dancing Camel Microbrewery   

Chateau Nakad Arak - winery, distillery, and vineyards located on Ichizoku property in the Tobu Kiso Yama 

Cryptic - secure digital cryptographic code makers and code breakers operated by digital nomads throughout the region

Divine Fire Mineral Resources - mines located on the landhold and ichizoku property that produce pegmatite, silver, copper, gold, serpentine, benitoite, clay, silica, clays, quartz, barite, feldspar, mica, rare earths, iridium, lithium, tellurium, gallium, platinum, basalt, beryl, aquamarine, ruby, sapphire, emeralds, topaz, tourmaline, garnet, aluminum, zinc, tungsten, iron ore, geodes, aggregates

Digital Blackboard - digital and remote education school serving students around the world from prekindergarten through high school, and junior college associate and bachelor degrees that combines both a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum with teacher led classes, lectures, and tutoring, it is a nonprofit enterprise that provides all registered students with any needed supplies including stationary, books, art, craft, and lab supplies, laptops, tablets, headsets, and printers   

The Watercooler Social Club - social media platform with chat rooms and share spaces with a social group that arranges, organizes, and coordinates social assemblies and activities (e.g. outdoor excursions, athletics, and volunteer outings) to promote human interaction among remote office workers and digital nomads     

Stargazer Desert Tours - incredible landscapes, unparalleled stargazing, mind blowing sunrises and sunsets, and some of the most fascinating, resilient wildlife on the planet, we run photo, fossil and rock hound, or hunting safaris with your choice of horseback or jeep tours available from weekend outings to month long excursions in the Kuroi Sabaku {black desert} which feature picturesque volcanic mountains that appear blanketed with black char, hot springs and salt lakes create dreamlike natural spas, Cloud peak provides challenging hikes that yield one breathtaking view after another     

Golden Eagle Festival - to celebrate their heritage and compete to catch small animals such as foxes and hares, showing off the skills of both hunters and birds. Though they are most famous for hunting with golden eagles, there are also goshawks, peregrines, saker falcons and more. Held during the first week of October the festival is a cultural and adventurous attraction for locals, foreign travelers, and photographers. It is not just a festivity, but also an ancient hunting tradition and unique heritage. The festival captivates visitors from all over the world by showcasing a wonderful falconry tradition, thrilling horse competitions and many interesting activities, games, and folk performances. Prizes are awarded for speed, agility, and accuracy, as well as for best traditional dress. There is an opening ceremony, a parade, cultural exhibitions and handcrafts, followed by sporting activities and competitions. dressed in full eagle hunting regalia and mounted on groomed decorated horses, the entrants compete for awards like Best Turned Out Eagle, Best Eagle at Hunting Prey, and Best Eagle at Locating Its Owner from a Distance. Other activities include traditional coin grabbing games, and catching and snatching game decoys, Uriankhai archery, horse racing, and the highly entertaining Bushkashi - goatskin melee tug of war on horseback   

Sun and Wind - energy utility that provides energy for the region from wind and solar farms   


     
   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 27 June 2021, 17:47:50
Is there a date for July?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 27 June 2021, 18:05:12
Rogers Koichizoku   


colors: grey, magenta pink, white
kamon: apple blossoms surrounding a stag with eighteen points
Delm: Steffan Rogers
Matrona: Marjorie Morita Rogers
Founders MP: Emilie Evreaux Rogers
Spokesperson: Alistair Dunkeld Rogers
Militia: Lucky Stars   
Militia Commander: Riley macAlpin Rogers   


Associate Member Families: Evreaux, macAlpin, Dunkeld, Sverre, Hatano, Annandale, Juniper, Morita, Barnes, Falsworth, Jones, Hatsu, Dernier, Sawyer, Pinkerton, Parker   


Territory: [map 14] (650 sq km) landhold on Normaundie Hanto, plus (875 sq km) of surrounding property, plus (1038 sq km) property in the West Kiso Mountains near Genso Mizumi in the Gin Kuma Han'i {silver bear range}, the ichizoku ie is Mont Michel on the coast of Normaundie Hanto on five square kilometers of ichizoku property


Agriculture:   
Pale Horse Farm - Henson, Boulonnais, Camargue, Lusitano, Percheron, Frizian, Andalusians, and Horned Andalusions [native horse breed marked with scaled whorls and horns] horses bred and trained to be strongly built, compact, elegant, nimble, and graceful for driving, dressage, endurance events, equestrian events, polo, horseball, cavalry sports, and also for stock, draught, and pleasure riding   

Verger Au Coin du Feu {fireside orchard} - apiaries and apple orchards producing pink lady, fuji, honey crisp, granny smith, ambrosia, spartan, juliet, opal, milo kastorias, manzanna di girona, firiki pillou, shaanxi ping guo, kinsei, orin, black diamond, sekai ichi apple varieties and wood, ornamental flowers, perfume flowers, and raw honey products     

Luna de Miel {honeymoon} - produces and crafts honey and honey products including mead, food, skincare, cosmetics, royal jelly, beeswax, and venom for medical and cosmetic uses   

Diamont Noir  {black diamond} - truffle orchards of beech, oak, birch and hazel trees that produces several varieties of truffles and mushrooms plus deer and wild boar   



Corporate:   
Realta {star} - company manufactures cybersecurity hardware and does cybersecurity software design and publishing   

Gneithe {facets} - manufactures synthetic diamonds, sapphire glass and composites, uses natural and synthetic diamonds to manufacture diamond and diamond edge machine tools, cutting tools, drilling tools, abrasives, optical material for lasers, heat sinks for lasers and transistors, semiconductors, diamond anvil cells for materials science experiments and measurements, also supplies gemstone grade synthetics to the jewel trade   

Luna de Miel Mead

Rosea Stella Cidre

Metal Hurlant PMC {howling metal} - mechanized infantry, armour, and special operations teams that operate mostly off world doing business as pirate hunters and bounty hunters, while also running missions such as objective raids, risk management, surveillance, reconnaissance, retrieval, rescues, and salvage   

Blackstarr & Frost - a small chain of luxury jewelry and watch retailers with stellar and planetary boutique locations   

Corundum Couture - couture and custom jewelry designers that works mostly with diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds   

Apple Luscious - wholesale and retail fresh apples, juices, and apple products   

Modra {blue} - boutique chain for contraceptives, lubricants, sex toys, adult films and media, sexy wear, jewelry, shibari ropes and sashes, tutorials   

Silver Bear Mine - located in the Kiso Mountains in the Gin Kuma Han'i {silver bear range} that produces gemstone quality and industrial grade diamonds and corundum stones that also has stellar interests that mine silver, copper, aluminum, iron, carbon, platinum, titanium, palladium, iridium, and other precious metals   

Diamond Security - provides heavy security for all the ichizoku assets and resources in partnership with the Lucky Stars, it also has many private, corporate, and government clients, we work closely with clients throughout Nejiro and beyond to provide layered security systems, identity verification and protection, cybersecurity officers and systems, security audits, security guards, security officers, patrols, risk management, emergency service officers, safety officers, emergency management preparedness and support services, we enjoy very strong partnerships with the Government, guilds, and private registered training organizations and offer the following training courses: industrial skills and safety, safety, firefighting, HAZMAT, SAR, vertical rescue, confined space rescue, first aid, and field medicine       

Equinox - manufactures laptops, tablets, smartphones, digital storage, home electronics, personal entertainment, and home security equipment

TriStar - firm does advertising, public relations, marketing, and translation services   

TradeZone - mercantile: import/export company that trades all over the Inner Sphere and Periphery from interstellar Traders who deal directly with artisans, craftsmen, and companies with warehouses and offices at the spaceport, and The Enclave that also has storefronts in all cities which have constantly changing inventory of retail goods, many at discount prices, the storefronts do business as Kouna'na Mitsukeru {lucky find}   

Trefoil and Harp Arts School - boarding high school and university teaching aesthetics, visual arts, design, graphic arts, decorative arts, architecture, dance, music, theater, traditional irish and celtic arts, art history, art philosophy   

Yosei no Shiro {fairy castle} - resort hotel with casino and spa on the shores of Turtle Lake in the Gin Kuma Han'i, a modernized reproduction of the Alcazar Segovia castle, there are lifts for winter skiing and summer hiking, there is boating, beaching, golfing, multilevel indoor and outdoor pools, bars, restaurants, shops, riding trails, strolling gardens, sumptuous rooms, lounging nooks, formal dinner dances, balls, friendly attentive staff, beautiful art and architecture, and other amenities keeping with the subtle fairy tale theme of the resort   

Bairin Breac {speckled loaf} - bakery chain serving authentic irish recipes: scones, shortbread, porter cakes, apple cakes, potato candy, bread pudding, sweet or savory hand pies and mini pies, chocolate stout cakes, soda bread, brown bread, barm brack, beer bread, potato rolls, baked custards, fools, meringue shells, stout floats, seaweed sourdough bread, sourdough bread     

LoliLoli - fashion house producing lolita style apparel and accessories with modern prints, that also produces trendy shibuya style street fashion   

Cotton Patch Embroidery and Graphics - custom screen printed and/or embroidered t-shirts, polos, jerseys, caps, tote bags, and many other specialty garments and items, promotional products, tech accessories, outdoor items, school spirit, holiday gifting, work wear and uniforms, office supplies, wellness essentials, sustainable products, stickers and magnets, signs and banners, and preprinted novelty shirts     

Omega Bicycle Shop - chain of digital and brick and mortar stores doing sales and rentals of manual bicycles of all styles, e-bikes, and scooters, safety equipment, tools, parts, accessories, classes, clubs, teams, repairs and maintenance, that also operate several bicycle parking and storage facilities, also operates bikesharing systems     


           
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 28 June 2021, 11:10:06
‘Lieutenant Yang to all GFS units we need to split out force.” The Raven pilot calls over the comms. “Winter’s Dream, Eagles Tears, Dragon’s Clutch and Road’s Warriors your units will move back to Ceallach and Stonehaven to help the locals. Hammers, Hands, Militia and my unit will move to help the Hands main force moving up.”
“Roger that Lt.” from the different units.

“Major Honeycut to Lieutenant Yang we will move up to help the main force. We will be on you right.”
“Roger that Major.”

“Wulfe to Honeycut I have something ahead. Moving to see what it is.”
“Honeycut to Wulfe do not get to far ahead.”
“Roger that.” Wulfe watches her readouts. “Son of a …. Wulfe to Honeycut we have two …. Repeat two lances of ‘Mechs moving our way.”
“Roger that two lances moving our way.”
“Honeycut to lance look sharp we have incoming. Two lances. Time to show these people the beautiful views we have.” She looks at the maps of the area. “Move out people.”
“Major Honeycut to Lieutenant Yang, we will not make the party. We will be showing a couple of lances the wonderful vistas we have out this way. Good luck and good hunting Lieutenant.”
“Roger that Major, same to you.”


OK so next mission will be 7/11  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 29 June 2021, 12:25:51
I don't ask for special treatment. All I ask is for respect, common courtesy, and a little consideration due to my circumstances. Some of you I have known for nearly 15 years and I think of you as family, but all of you know if I could've physically present I would have been for game so arrangements were made. I am not even angry or upset, but what is worse is that I am severely disappointed.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 29 June 2021, 15:49:13
Ogre, we look forward to the day that you can join us in person again. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 29 June 2021, 15:53:14
That maybe true, but it doesn't excuse people's actions on sunday.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 29 June 2021, 23:56:27


                             Quoteable

If enough money can fix it, its not a problem, its an expense. 


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 June 2021, 11:51:32
OK so next mission

the convoy from Camp Kaki need some extra security. Player units from mission 57 will be that security.
Player units will be:
Hands of the Goddess Force
Lieutenant Niobe Tan            2 / 4      GRF-5K Griffin            XO   
Lieutenant Debbie Ash            4 / 5      ARC-4M Archer            former MAF
Pegasus Scout Tank (MRM)         4 / 5      Sergeant Laila Barcenes   XO Armor -DCMS C3 Slave
Karnov UR Transport BA (Bravo)      4 / 5
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (E)   3      Lieutenant Emely Abreu         CO Infantry
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (F)   3
Kiah’s Hammers Force
MechWarrior Sergeant Cassandra      3 / 5      ZPH-2A Tarantula
Cadet Ziva               5 / 6      JVN-11B Javelin         Trainee Pilot
Maxim Heavy Hover Transport (Infantry)      5 / 5      Sergeant
Fenrir Battle Armor            4      Sergeant
Rottweiler Battle Armor            4      Sergeant
Bandit Hover Transport Foxtrot         3 / 5      Sergeant
Gray Death Standard Battle Armor (B)      3      Sergeant
Gray Death Standard Battle Armor (C)      3      Sergeant
Ironborn Force
Lieutenant Meifeng “Night Witch” Zhou      3 / 4      ABS-4C Anubis            Former Syn’s Hussars
Regulator Hovertank (Alpha)         3 / 4      Sergeant Major Wynch
Goblin Infantry Tank (Bravo)         3 / 5      Sergeant Anya Tereshakaya      (AIT)
Rifle Foot Infantry Platoon (MG) (B)      2                  (AIT) (HW)
Hawk Moth Gunship            4 / 5                  Former Yellow Jacket Crew
The Dragon’s Clutch Force
MechWarrior Ren Ito            4 / 5      OW-1Prime Owens         DCMS C3 Slave
Tai-i Adrian Tan               4      Raiden Battle Armor (Tsunami)      XO
TKG-150 Tokugawa Heavy Tank      4 / 5
TKG-150 Tokugawa Heavy Tank      4 / 5
Bandit Hover Transport Alpha         3 / 5      “Rash” Nomura
Raider Battle Armor (MG)         4                     4 troopers   inside
Raider Battle Armor (MG)         4                     4 troopers   outside
Winter’s Dream Force
MechWarrior “Mine Dancer” Otis         3 / 5      KY2-D-02 Kyudo         former Smoke Jaguar
LRM carrier               4 / 5      Sergeant Henny Niekisch “Gale”
Vedette Medium Tank (NETC)         4 / 5      Sergeant Yasuda Shihei “Tempest”   former 4th Kavalleri
Goblin Infantry Fighting Vehicle         4 / 5      “Blood Moon”
72nd Heavy Infantry LRM Platoon      4      Lojnant Reidar Anker         Infantry CO
1 / 72 H LRM               4      Sergeant Michael Kanezane
2 / 72 H LRM               4      Sergeant Okuda Wolle
3 / 72 H LRM               4      Sergeant Raban Georgiy
4 / 72 H LRM               4      Sergeant Mirov Denisovich

Convoy
Hands of the Goddess Force
Schlitron Prime / A   (Alpha)         4 / 5                     DCMS C3 Master
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (A)   4         
Schiltron Prime / C   (Bravo)         4 / 5                     MoC C3 Master
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (B)   4      
Alacorn Mk.VI Heavy Tank          3 / 5      Lieutenant Russert Baines      CO Armor
Partisan Air Defense Tank         4 / 5                     MoC C3 Slave
Blizzard Hover Transport         5 / 6      Tech crewed
Gray Death Scout Armor         5      Tech crewed
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (G)   5      Tech crewed
Hover Bike               5 / 6      Support Personal
Hover Bike               5 / 6      Support Personal
Hover Bike               5 / 6      Support Personal
Hover Bike               5 / 6      Support Personal
Scout ATV               5 / 6      Support Personal
Scout ATV               5 / 6      Support Personal
Trike                  5 / 6      Support Personal
Trike                  5 / 6      Support Personal
Trike                  5 / 6      Support Personal
Trike                  5 / 6      Support Personal
Trike                  5 / 6      Support Personal
Trike                  5 / 6      Support Personal
Semi-Truck                     20 tons
Semi-Truck                     20 tons
Flatbed                        6 tons
Flatbed                        6 tons
Flatbed                        6 tons
Flatbed                        6 tons
BFFL Buffalo                     40 tons
Koi Transport WIGE                  120 tons

Maxim Hover Transport Infantry (Bravo)      3 / 5      
Jump Infantry LRM Platoon (A)         3      
Jump Infantry LRM Platoon (B)         3      
Jump Infantry LRM Platoon (C)         3      
Jump Infantry LRM Platoon (D)         3      
BFFL Buffalo                     Cicada Salvage

These units did not have personal on this mission and can pick units that are not deployed for this mission. normal force makeup.
The Eagle’s Tears Force

Loyalty Forsaken Force

The Phoenix Dao

Roads Warriors, Militia and ComGuard units from that mission are security for the Armor Factory. Still may have bad guys in the area after all  >:D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 30 June 2021, 12:58:18
what is the "best" ground movement of the slowest unit in the convoy?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 30 June 2021, 15:55:56
3/5 for the Schiltrons and Alacorn.  The cargo vehicles can all do 5/8.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 30 June 2021, 16:25:51
Koi?
Buffalo
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 30 June 2021, 16:54:06
2/3 for the lrm carrier. Also, I will be there.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 June 2021, 17:07:06
Koi?

Militia transport

Quote
Buffalo
Crazy Trucking vehicle.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 02 July 2021, 07:53:39


                                Quotable   

Bravery and skill may win battles but its not enough to win wars. You need resources. Food, salt, steel, the silks and fine arts to make clear your status to others, so they will choose to ally with you. Or at least, choose not to ally against you. 

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 02 July 2021, 11:40:11
Who's it from?  It rings of Sun Tzu.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 02 July 2021, 13:20:38
>>Actually its from one of Vathara's fanfics<<
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 04 July 2021, 17:23:48
Standard deployment of on mech, one vehicle, one infantry and whatever.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 05 July 2021, 09:45:34
Standard deployment of on mech, one vehicle, one infantry and whatever.

Correct
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 06 July 2021, 15:57:48
I apologize, I will not be there Sunday.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 06 July 2021, 18:09:24
I apologize, I will not be there Sunday.

NP. Hope all is good
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 08 July 2021, 10:48:59
Nejiro News 1
“With the new landings of unknown forces the people of Nejiro are asked to take care and keep close to emergency shelters.”

Hilo TV3
“With a large part of the GSF forces from Camp Haken looking for the units that landed in the Kiso Mountains Sho-sa Tomoharu Sato has ask that all residents keep alert and keep travel to a minimum. He also added that units of the Sugai Yoroi and The Greys will be adding patrols. Hilo P.D. will also be placing tactical teams around the city.”

The Dakuu-orianyusu
Well, well more bandits attack this world and all that the “Security” forces do is run off to the hills. People you do not see how they provide no security for you. These “Security” forces only help keep those in power in power. The ones in power only want to stay in power they do not care about you the people.

Shin no wadopuresu
Your government tells you of this attack but have anyone seen any forces attack someplace? The GSF move to the mountains and weapons fire is reported but has anyone seen an enemy to shoot at? Maybe these enemy attackers are a way for the Government to bring in more mercenary units to force you to look to them for protection. Maybe these “attackers” are going to be used to keep you the good people of Nejiro under their control.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 08 July 2021, 21:16:38
Correct
Cool.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 09 July 2021, 17:24:44
Decisions, decisions, and decisions.
Wolfhound
Manteuffel w/ I.S. BA
Barghest
Morningstar w/ "toads"
still deciding on the other two, so many options even for just a "convoy escort". I built a more well rounded force than the Arkab this time.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 09 July 2021, 18:40:01
To all you barbarians. The Phoenix Dao will bring
WHM-6L  “Hot” Hammer piloted by the illustrious Ching Shi and additional protection provided by 4 Fa Shih battle armor.
Saladin hover tank to provide support for the Commander.
Heavy APC (hover) filled with 4 Grey Death Standard suit (flamer) for additional support against infantry.
CLNT-2-4T piloted by Cheung Po Tzai in case I have to reach out and touch someone.
Tremble before the overwhelming might of the Phoenix Dao!
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 09 July 2021, 18:41:47
Anthony, I’m going to need the Saladin, APC and both sets of battle armor for Sunday.
Tnx
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 09 July 2021, 19:21:33
Anthony, I’m going to need the Saladin, APC and both sets of battle armor for Sunday.
Tnx

NP. Got you covered  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 09 July 2021, 19:59:36
To all you barbarians. The Phoenix Dao will bring
WHM-6L  “Hot” Hammer piloted by the illustrious Ching Shi and additional protection provided by 4 Fa Shih battle armor.
Saladin hover tank to provide support for the Commander.
Heavy APC (hover) filled with 4 Grey Death Standard suit (flamer) for additional support against infantry.
CLNT-2-4T piloted by Cheung Po Tzai in case I have to reach out and touch someone.
Tremble before the overwhelming might of the Phoenix Dao!
:toofunny: NO.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Crash99c on 09 July 2021, 20:42:20
Hey Gang -

so, got good news and bad news...

good news...   mom's FINALLY back home after 5 months in hospital and rehab

bad news...  mom's finally back home...  and needs her ostomy bag emptied every 3 friggin hours at this point in time and sis won't do it and we can't get a home aide to come out into the boonies here as of yet.   Good thing I'm an insomniac.

so not going anywhere for the near future, hopefully this will get to the point where she can do it herself relatively quickly 

hope everyone enjoys the game this weekend, wish I could join ya.

p.s. - who the heck picked on ogre last game?  chastisement is in order :beatdown:

p.p.s. - tremble before a liao type person?   :lol:

p.p.p.s. - shadhawk... can you please start using the word "personnel" when you mean people doing stuff or in your organization rather than "personal" which means belong to one person or something private?  Driving me friggin nuts with that   :fine_print:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 09 July 2021, 22:46:44
Crash check your pms
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 10 July 2021, 22:30:06
Can't wait to see those who will be there tomorrow.  :D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 11 July 2021, 15:44:17
Rohrs Koichizoku   


colors: green, red in a herringbone pattern
kamon; six lit candles in a hexagon
motto: chowa, kozo, zandaka {harmony, structure, balance}     
Delm: Jude Brett Rohrs
Matrona: Skylar Ross-Rohrs
Founders MP: Sidney Hawkins
Spokesperson: Alexis Watts
Militia: Stingers
Militia Commander: Kai Atkinson Ross-Rohrs 


Associate Member Families: Kendrick, Llewellyn, Kanbe, Morgan, Brett, Mackay, Ross, Khitan, Macquarie, Kakyo, Macrath, Dizon, Zheung, Xiangshi     


Territory: [map 27] (650 sq km) landhold northeast of Yousai, plus several dozen planetary and stellar properties


Agriculture:
fish, rice, oats, pears, barley, hops, beans, alpaca, pig, deer, chicken, ducks, geese, rabbits, poplar, susuki, biofuel   

Myrtle Apiary and Horticulture - managed meadows, greenhouses, vertical farms, and 'ponics systems that grow ornamental flowers and plants, and pollinator friendly species for floriculture and landscape design   

Magnifera - mango and cashew groves   


Corporate:   
Khaldaron - secure encrypted internet broadband and IT services for business in the Annettai Heiya region 

Aria Gran Hotel - located near Aria Lake a resort town on the landhold between the lake (twenty six square kilometers of freshwater with an average depth of fifteen meters and an exceptional array of endemic fish species) and the Blanchefleur River (a tributary of the Yoshino-gawa that runs east to Subarashi Bei, it is big enough for freighter traffic up to sixty thousand DWT). The casino, spa, luxury resort with skyline views of the lake, forests, river, and hills, with amenities that include yukaku {pleasure quarters}, the Zodiac theme park and water park, guest charging privileges and purchase delivery at all venues, the Kuroshiro Oceanarium {black current}, Club Ukiyo {floating, fleeting, transient world} (a host/hostess club), the Moe Maid Cafe {cuteness concept}, the Yozora Rooftop Lounge {night sky}, villas, tree top lofts, theaters, event venues, fifteen thousand square meter gaming and gambling atrium, private gambling suites, two rooftop playgrounds and waterfall pools with cabanas and night time dive-in movies one for twenty one and older adults and one for children and teens, remote office services and executive assistants, meeting rooms, personal concierges, sportsbooks, marina, yacht club, golf course, polo grounds, indoor and outdoor pools, cabanas, shops, bars, restaurants, and dance clubs. There is a second location in Lanikai with the Kaizoku! {pirates} theme park and water park, and a third location is seaside outside Yakan with the Beach Party theme park featuring ocean slides, surf contests, ten meter cliff diving, rope swings into the ocean, and bonfire beach parties, the fourth location is at Sakura Onsen with the Omatsuri {festivals} theme park and indoor water park (it does not have a marina or yacht club). All locations occupy fifteen hundred ha of property.   

Hourglass PMC - intelligence gathering, investigations, analysts, programmers, engineers, and kunoichi assets engage in mostly off world contracts acquired through The Enclave such as infiltration, espionage, sabotage, surveillance, reconnaissance, and retrieval

Private Sector Intelligence - provides corporate security services, private investigations, risk management, and intelligence analyses   

Estoile {wavy six pointed star} - 'the rock shop' are interstellar astrogeology survey and exploration scientists available for corporate and academic expeditions and investigations, that publishes a peer reviewed scientific journal annual   

Keisei {castle toppler} - joy houses with several planetary and stellar locations that employs kagema {male sex worker}, yugo {woman of pleasure}, and oiran {courtesan} of both sexes   

Helix - twenty eight hour medical urgent and emergency care clinics with ambulance services for veterinary and human patients with dozens of planetary and stellar locations   

Karyukai Ochaya {flower and willow world teahouse} - a traditional kyomachiya {traditional Kyoto style wooden town house} located on the landhold near Aria Lake Kagai {flower town} that is a geisha venue   

Squeaky Wheel Media - firm that provides public relations, advertising, and marketing services

Tanglewood Baskets - crafts and manufactures reed baskets, tatami mats, and home goods

MyNetworkTV - broadcast station with studios on the landhold and Yousai that provides news, syndicated entertainment, licensed entertainment, sports, and original programming on MyTV channel eleven     

Beeautiful - harvests, crafts, and manufactures honey and beeswax products like food, candles, candy, cosmetics, wax, paint, clay, grease, crayons, polish, lubricant, skincare, and waterproofing   

Metals and Engineering - 'Metec' has metal, fuel, and chemical refineries, and manufactures firearms, munitions, blades, support weapons, field guns, antiaircraft weapons, engineering vehicles, armor, safety equipment, agricultural machinery, exosuits, industrial mechs, railway equipment, robots, parts, tools, commercial trucks, industrial trucks, material handling equipment, military support trucks, hybrid and electric cars   

Select Staffing - employment agency

Skirmish Park - theme park with multiple indoor and outdoor venues for paintball, airsoft, and lazer tag for players ten years and up, with park referees and safety monitors, team tournaments, team clinics, private lessons, glow in the dark paintball, multiday scenario games, speedball fields, escape games, target shooting, recreational play, season passes, exclusive battles and theme events, social and business events, rentals, pro shops, food stands, picnic areas and pavilions, campgrounds for overnight events, videography, music, and sound fx are available for private events, located minutes away from Aria Lake

Dazzling Parties - event planning and event management services for fairs, parades, weddings, anniversaries, reunions, birthdays, conferences, meetings, graduations, product launches, rallies, rituals, fashion shows, memorials, civic events, trade shows, and conventions   

Purple Heart Originals - ammo boxes are refurbished by wounded veterans to be waterproof, fireproof, and airtight, then they are powder coated and uv digital prints, designed by our wounded warriors, are applied to make unique gifts appropriate for any military personnel, first responders, corporate recognition awards, wedding party remembrances, or add even more style by filling them with candy or baked goods, gourmet or specialty items, a zombie survival kit, or a shooters maintenance or accessory kit, also available are foam liners for drinks, hobby kits, art kits, weapons etc., they are great for holding knitting supplies, blade sharpening and maintenance tools, or even lunchbox accouterments, for the ultimate experience design your own - pick colors, inserts, full color images for top, back, and front, even add text and embossing, all boxes come with a paracord wrapped handle and felt topped rubber pads on the bottom to protect surfaces, prices start at thirty nine ryu   

Tilted Glass - brick and mortar liquor store and warehouse located near Aria Lake (with a digital domain) that ships worldwide from a large variety of local and imported alcoholic beverages, wines, spirits, beer, craft beer, microbrews, and artisanal liquors, the tasting bar has an ever changing assortment, and the store also sells wine accessories, cocktail accessories, glassware, decanters, brewing kits, cocktail mixers, bar guides and recipe books, build your own six pack, twelve pack, or case, and gift sets, gift baskets, and tutorials     

Aria Lake Tracks - owns and operates the high speed rail passenger and freight service between the Aria Lake area and Yousai

Aria - helicopter and vtol charter airline offering a variety of services (passenger, freight, aid, agriculture, industrial, forestry, firefighting, medical, flight training, photography, science, search and rescue, survey, tourism) to the Aria Lake area, and the Annettai Heiya region, has several airfields in the region including the landhold, Yousai, The Enclave, the Spaceport, Bridges, and Quezon




     
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 11 July 2021, 20:38:22

Rosslyn Koichizoku   


colors: orange, yellow   
kamon: field of daffodil flowers   
Delm: Hazel Rosslyn   
Matrona: Amiyah Rosslyn-Faulkener
Founders MP: Michal Bekke Rosslyn   
Spokesperson: Skylar Moon
Militia: The Protectors   
Militia Commander: Jeremy Jewell-Rosslyn


Associate Member Families: Bekke, Blackbourne, Faulkner, Jewell, Moon, Verheyen, Verbeke, DeWilde, Kubo, Ozono, Shiratori   


Territory: [map 26] (650 sq km) landhold north of Yousai   


Agriculture:   
Glasshouse Arboretum - hydroponic and aeroponic multilevel greenhouses growing hundreds of varieties of fruits, vegetables, grains, mushrooms, edible flowers, spices, and herbs for wholesale, with experimental farming techniques in development, crop science studies, conducts agricultural classes and community programs, has community gardens and farm stands     

Daffodil Gardens - organic horticulture farm that grows ornamental flowers and landscaping plants for wholesale, that also operates a perfumery   

Terroir {complete natural environment} - plum, pear, and apple orchard groves that grow over two hundred varieties for wholesale


Corporate:
Leann Fraoch Brewery {heather ale} - brews ancient all grain beer recipes 

Terroir Calvados - winery and distillery producing apple and pear brandy, cognac, cider, and umeshu {plum wine}   

Confetti - does printing, publishing, lithography, and graphic design

Narcissi - designer fragrance and parfum brand   

Konshu {this week} - weekly news magazine reporting planetary, stellar, and interstellar news that is available in print and digital editions, that also has weekly news shows on television, radio, and podcast

Night Owl - twenty eight hour worldwide and stellar convenience store chain

Maxi Zoo Pet Supply - chain

Koji {loves pathway} - romantic restaurant chain with cozy tables and small dance floors and bandstands featuring live singers performing torch songs and romantic ballads, the restaurants serve tasting menus, canapes, charcuterie, fondue, tapas, dim sum, petit fours, truffles, madeleines, individual lava cakes, and macarons

Butterfly Koi - dragon carp and nishikigoi farm, with retail stores that sells fish and pond supplies, aquarium tanks and supplies, does custom professional aquarium and pond designs, construction, and maintenance

Daffodil Trust - manages the ichizoku and its memberships finances with seven billion ryu aum, also has a division that does worldwide financial services, and wealth management for a wide variety of clientele   

Jackpot - manufactures mechanical, electronic, and digital pachinko and slot machines     

Koun'nomamori {lucky charm} - chain of pachinko parlors with worldwide and stellar locations

Suisen Gakko {daffodil school} - private coeducational uniformed day school and boarding school with classes from elementary level to middle school level providing a thorough STEM and liberal arts education, with a focus on building skills in math, coding, and languages for up to three hundred students, located on the landhold

Canopy PMC - a security firm with specialists in risk management, access control, cash management, armored vehicle services, secure transport, information technology security solutions, identity verification and protection, guards, armed guards, patrols, protection services, dog teams (guardian, rescue, detection, and combat), force protection, quick reaction forces, search and rescue, convoy escorts, security monitoring, patrol and response for residential communities, commercial locations, and public buildings, corporate security, emergency response services, and field medics, that are contracted to secure sporting, business, residential, commercial, industrial, government, and recreational venues and personnel, that do investigations, and surveillance, they have recognizable anaranjado vehicles and logos {spanish orange}

Praline Ballotin - belgian style chocolatiers with several boutique shops   

Cruach Fior {real steel} - manufactures residential and commercial gardening and landscape tools and machinery that have rechargeable battery packs or power cells, and manufactures construction tools, cleaning tools, hand tools, work wear, protective gear, accessories, robotic mowers, power packs, and parts, also offers repair services   

Wyld Monkees - CG, stop motion, and animation studios that produce special fx, video game sequences, commercials, television series, and movies   

Optica - engineers and manufactures optical lenses, telescopes, binoculars, magnifying lenses, prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, microscopes, miniature cameras, wildlife cameras, mirrorless cameras, commercial cameras, professional cameras, smartphone cameras, medium format cameras, several varieties of film, film development chemicals, film paper, film printers, photo and video editing software, instant cameras, broadcast cameras, action cameras, movie cameras, time lapse cameras, a wide variety of lenses, printers, laser pointers, medical lasers, hologram emitters, laser light show systems, lidar equipment, optical communication and storage equipment, lasers for industrial, and commercial uses, combat vehicle lasers, laser small arms, does optical research and development, and optical engineering research and development

BioPharma - makes biological medical products: drugs, vaccines, blood, blood components, allergenics, somatic cells, gene therapies, tissues, recombinant therapeutic proteins, living medicines, cell therapy, transgenic organisms, does research and development   

Khar Irves Koniyak {black panther cognac} - ugni blanc grape variety brandy distillery, aged for at least six years and bottled in black cornucopia flask (750 ml) glass bottles embossed with a crouching panther across the side of the bottle     

Captiva Containers - engineering and manufacturing a large variety of mass production and custom glass bottles and containers, and HAZMAT containers

Cutting Edge Ag - engineers and manufactures precision agriculture equipment, monitoring and cloud solutions, mechanical products, control systems , soil testing and analysis systems, irrigation, fertilization, and pest control delivery systems, combines and tools, wear and replacement parts, they do repair, upgrade, and set up services, consultations, and training   

Longmont Maglev - manufactures high speed magnetic levitation train cars, evacuated tubes, and tracks

Witricity - engineers and manufactures wireless electricity hubs for devices, residences, communities, commercial and industrial spaces   


     
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 12 July 2021, 06:36:11
Ogremage, I hope you made it back safely.  It was good to fight alongside you in person again. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 13 July 2021, 01:15:44
“Command to all GSF and Allied units, we has a DropShip in bound to the Eastern Desert. We have a location that would make a good LZ for said DropShip to land and pick up the forces that you have been dealing with is the Kiso Mountains. We are sending said location to you now. With the need to provide security for the Hands of the Goddess’s convoy and other locations it is recommended that all vehicle units be used to provide the security and that all Battlemech units in the field move to the location provided.”

“Precentor Wilks to GSF control we will send in Adepts Wood and Cage as they are in the area. I will also be sending Adept Hay. All units will have battle armor as well.”

“Sho-sa Kalakaua, I will have Gunshos Nader and Lai join in. If someone can get a ride over this way I can add Chu-i Jung to the mix.”

“Wilks to Kalakaua I think I can do something on the taxi ride. If Kapten Bjomsen has something that needs a lift I can make sure we have room.”

“I think he has just the thing to add in.”

“Major Cranson to Precentor Wilks I have a MechWarrior ready to go but would need a ride to the party, my other two units already moving to join the main force.”

“Roger Major I have room for your warrior.”

“Precentor Wilks if you will be getting units from Camp Haru I have a company of armor that can provide recovery and security for the GSF attack units.”

“Can do Sho-sa Josef, we can get them before we pick up the Eagle unit.”

“Colonel Grayjoy to Precentor Wilks, if you have room for four I have people ready to go.”

“Wilks to Grayjoy, we can fit your people in.”

“MechWarrior Nakamura to Precentor Wilks if you are going to pass this way and have room I am ready to go.”

“Roger that MechWarrior we will get you on the way to the LZ.”

OK so this is for the next mission

this is the toy list for you. These are the units you have in the area or are ready to go.
Your forces will be hitting the enemy from three sides.
The units getting picked up by the DropShip will be the line at the far side of the OA.
Units following from the last two missions will be trailing the enemy.
The units moving from the mission at the armor factory will be entering from the side of the enemy force.
The enemy force will be looking to exit off the side with the DropShip force.

Hands of the Goddess Force
Captain Quintin Bonanno         2 / 3      ARC-5R Archer            CO Unit Commander
Sergeant Raj Sighn            3 / 5      LCT-4JM Locust      
Sergeant Bobbi               3 / 5      Piranha               former MAF
Tech Pilot               5 / 5      CN9-A Centurion               
Sergeant Niko Sato            4 / 5      FS9-OB Firestarter      former DCMS / DCMS C3 Slave
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (D)   0                     (AIT)
Sergeant Dejah Rey             3 / 4      HSR-200-Db Hussar         Sr NCO
Sergeant Lisa Kingsley             4 / 5      ABS-3L Anubis            former MAF
Lieutenant Niobe Tan            2 / 4      GRF-5K Griffin            XO   
Lieutenant Debbie Ash            4 / 5      ARC-4M Archer            former MAF

Kiah’s Hammers Force
MechWarrior Sergeant Kiston          3 / 4      HBK-4G Hunchback   former Shadow Cat Pilot Nova Cat
Cadet Amber               5 / 6      TBT-5J Trebuchet         Trainee Pilot
MechWarrior Sergeant Cassandra      3 / 5      ZPH-2A Tarantula
Cadet Ziva               5 / 6      JVN-11B Javelin         Trainee Pilot

The Eagle’s Tears Force
MechWarrior               3 / 5      AV1-OC Avatar            DCMS C3 Master
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (A)   3      Sergeant
MechWarrior               3 / 5      OW-1C Owens (Alpha)      FWL C3 Slave Damaged
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (B)   3      Sergeant
MechWarrior               4 / 5      OW-1C Owens (Bravo)         DCMS C3 Slave
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (C)   4      Sergeant      

Ironborn Force
Lieutenant Chao “Boom Box” Yang      4 / 5      RVN-4LC Raven   Former Barrett’s Fusiliers CC C3 Slave
Lieutenant Meifeng “Night Witch” Zhou      3 / 4      ABS-4C Anubis            Former Syn’s Hussars
Lance Captain Lorren “Black Lorren” Botley    2 / 4      WVR-7M Wolverine         XO      
Lieutenant Tristifer Botley          4 / 6      TR1 Wraith                     
Fa Shih Battle Armor Laser         2      Corporal Aaron Drumm
Lieutenant Cornelius Alvarez         3 / 5      BZK-F3 Hollander          Former Pirate
Lieutenant Theon Greyjoy         4 / 6      DRG-1G Grand Dragon “Tetsu no Daiouika”
Fa Shih Battle Armor MG         2

The Dragon’s Clutch Force
MechWarrior Ren Ito            4 / 5      OW-1Prime Owens         DCMS C3 Slave
Tai-i Adrian Tan               4      Raiden Battle Armor (Tsunami)      XO
Road’s Warriors Force
Bully Roads               2 / 2      FLC-8R Falconer         Unit Commander
Kiyosuke Sook-O            4 / 5      CMA-C Chimera
Sakura Nakamura            2 / 4      WHM-6D Warhammer                  

Winter’s Dream Force
MechWarrior Otis “Mine Dancer”         3 / 5      KY2-D-02 Kyudo         former Smoke Jaguar
MechWarrior Nester “Fortress”         3 / 4      KGC-000b King Crab         former Wolf

Loyalty Forsaken Force
Frederick Bosche, Lt. General Ret      3 / 5      BGS-3T Barghest         Unit Commander
Lord Ruger Frey             4 / 5      WLF-2 Wolfhound         Lance Commander
Talia Wulfe                4 / 5      WLF-2 Wolfhound         
Lady Hildegard Broeske            4 / 5      CHM-C Chimera         LA C3 Slave

The Phoenix Dao
Ching Shi                3 / 4      WHM-6L Warhammer         CO
Cheung Po Tsai             2 / 4      CLNT-2-4T Clint         
Fa Shih Battle Armor            4   

6th Ghost
Chu-i Go Soo Jung             4 / 5      AV1-OB Avatar            Fire Lance Commander
Raiden Battle Armor Laser Delta         4      Go-cho Doris Yeh
PNT-12A Panther            4 / 5      Gunsho Kerry Nader
HM-2 Hitman               4 / 5      Gunsho   Kar Neng Lai         DCMS C3 Slave

ComStar
Adept Holly Wood             3 / 4      RTX-1OPrime Raptor         Level II Commander
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor (06)   3      Adept
Adept Nick Cage             3 / 4      RTX-1OA Raptor
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor (06)   3      Adept
Adept Justin Hay            3 / 5      AV1-OB Avatar
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor (06)   4      Adept

Nejiro Militia
6th Platoon
4   Striker Light Tank               Chu-i Jun Takayama
7th Platoon         Regular
2   Plainsman Medium Hover Tank            Tai-i Byrde
2   Pegasus Scout Hover Tank
9th Platoon         Regular
4   Saladin Assault Tank               Chu-i

now for the question for all.
Grimm is booked for Aug. So this can run at my place in Aug. or wait until Sept.
If this is at my place I would like to make it a full day of it and as long as mother nature will play nice so it would be done out side in my back yard. It would also have to be on a Sunday as normal.
I am looking to do this on terrain so I know this would keep LoD from playing.
So let me know what you would like to do.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 13 July 2021, 07:02:32
August is better for me.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 13 July 2021, 12:39:11
outdoor game? 8) :D I will be watching this discussion very closely.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 13 July 2021, 15:18:01
I’m up for august, just not the 8th if possible. The sooner I can get the date in to work,, the more likely I am to be able to play.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 13 July 2021, 17:27:13
outdoor game? 8) :D I will be watching this discussion very closely.


4 x 8 table on saw horses. If it rains my shed has room also. Fun of 10 x 10.

Just that map sheets will be all over the joint  :P

I would say 22nd or 29th would be best.

I offer out side so Dave will not have to deal with the furballs.

Can fire up the grill for burgers and dogs  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 13 July 2021, 18:22:11
outdoor game? burgers on a grill? pool? that late in the month I will move heaven and earth to be there. :excited:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 13 July 2021, 21:45:36
It'll depend on the weather.  Also, I don't know where you live.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 13 July 2021, 22:32:29
I’d say try for the 22nd, and schedule the 29th as backup?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 14 July 2021, 06:35:56
I'd also prefer the 22nd.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 14 July 2021, 10:08:32
It'll depend on the weather.

ya have to deal with mother nature on that bit. I do have a back up. but it will be tight at 10 x 10.

Quote
Also, I don't know where you live.

that I can PM you.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 14 July 2021, 10:09:51
I’d say try for the 22nd, and schedule the 29th as backup?

I'd also prefer the 22nd.

OK so far the 22nd. lets see what others say.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 15 July 2021, 11:17:55
Out at the site of the last mission.
“Nejiro command this is Dust-off, we have the GSF in sight.”
“Roger that Dust-off.”
“Dust-off two to one, what is that in the Archers hand”
“One to two, looks like a head.”

“Dust-off to GSF we are in bound to pick up your damaged and slow units.” Looking at the Archer with the Panthers head in its hand.
“Roger Dust-off.”
“GSF you will need to have your convoy pick up any salvage you have.” Looking at the Archer as they get ready to land. “We can only under-sling your vehicles as we do not have cargo bays.”
“Roger that Dust-off.” Switching to the convoy. “Duke to convoy, please send the Buffalo with the Cicada back to us so we can add the Panther salvage to the cargo bed.” Looking in the direction that the enemy force moved in. “Hold until it returns and then make best speed to base.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 17 July 2021, 00:59:54
A Lion Class DropShip will make landings at CampSenshi to pick up the extra Ghost and Winter’s Dream units. It will then land at the ComStar compound and pick up the extra unit from the ComGuard. Next it will land at the Nejiro Militia base to pick up the armor units they will be sending to work as security and S.A.R. for this mission. It will next land at Camp Maru to take on the unit from the Eagle’s Tears. The next stop will be Camp Haken to pick up units from the Ironborn. Its last stop will be the Musashi estate to pick up the last unit before it lands to drop off these units between the enemy force and the DropShip that landed. After all units have been off loaded the dark blue and gray trimmed DropShip will move out and take up station to work evac unit if needed. “Nejiro Control this is Phoenix Roost, we are on station.”

Other GSF units will be moving to close the vise on the enemy units.some from the east and the others from the south.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 18 July 2021, 22:04:48
OK so far the 22nd. lets see what others say.  :thumbsup:

22nd. The next weekend I have my 40th high school reunion
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 July 2021, 10:03:54
OK The we go with the 22nd  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 19 July 2021, 13:51:14


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Schrodinger's Corollary: Someone in the vicinity of the box will be allergic to the cat.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 19 July 2021, 15:36:15
Little known fact: Schrodinger's box is the teleportal that cats use to transit to a pocket universe where they hide temporarily whenever they hear the word "veterinarian".
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 20 July 2021, 21:12:05
Sakamura Koichizoku   


colors: surgical green, surgical blue
kamon: kanji iyasu {heal, cure}   
Delm: Claire Sakamura
Matrona: Milo Ferdinand Sakamura   
Founders MP: Violet Mononobe Sakamura   
Spokesperson: Scott Yoo   
Chief Medical Officer: Devika Rani
Militia: Guardians   
Militia Commander: Zoe Fuha Sakamura   


Associate Member Families: Genji, Heishi, Mononobe, Fuha, Kinunui, Otomo, Fujiwara, Chiba, Hoshino, Katou, Nishi, Sugimoto, Wakatsuki   


Territory: [map 15] (650 sq km) landhold southwest of the city of Samar on the continent of Shinrin, also owns various pieces of property throughout the stellar system and worldwide   


Agriculture:   
Sakamura Herbaria - contains a specimen record, seed bank, and seed library of all collected flora of the stellar system for agricultural, medical, and botanical studies, plus a large interstellar seed bank and library   

Sakamura Physic - gardens, greenhouses, farms (including experimental), and 'ponics growing medicinal plants from throughout the stellar and interstellar systems for use, and also botanical, and pharmacological studies   

Sakamura Kumo Yagi {spider goat} - goats modified with golden orb spiders dna are milked and the silk protein is extracted, (the milk is then processed into the usual products), the protein is used to make fibers that are then used to make incredibly tough body armour, medical textiles, fishing line, artificial ligaments and tendons, also the wool the goats produce is also soft, breathable, and incredibly durable and is used to make surgical threads, medical textiles, emergency services uniforms, lab coats, linens, scrubs, drapes, hospital gowns, and washable diapers     

Sakamura Vertical - vertical and 'ponics farms producing a wide variety of crops and livestock for wholesale, with experimental farms in stellar and planetary locations   


Corporate:   
Sakamura Pharmacopoeia - publishes stellar and interstellar versions of a scientific annual journal recording the directions for identifying and properly using natural medicinal compounds with medical preparations, uses, dosages, and antidotes, also publishes a reference for biopharmaceutical drug specifications   

Sakamura Biotechnology - researches, develops, and produces products in the fields of genomics, recombinant gene techniques, applied immunology, pharmaceutical therapies, diagnostic tests, hybridization, genetic engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, and chemical engineering   

Sakamura Medical School - the premiere private school that accepts only five hundred students each year and teaches and trains in all the medical and life sciences, the school also conducts research, and has a teaching hospital that also offers vocational training and apprenticeships, both are located in Samar   

Unity Hospitals - state of the art hospitals with exceptional care and clinical excellence that are nonprofit and charitable, located in metropolitan areas and cities across the world, and several stellar system locations     

Sakamura Iryo Senta {medical center} - private hospitals with cutting edge and experimental treatment centers located in cities across the world   

Sakamura Laboratories - does biological and medical identification, has diagnostic testing centers, with secure laboratories that do clinical trials, medical research and development, pharmaceutical research and development, biochemistry research and development   

Sakamura Sciences - a research based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative medicines with focuses in virology, vaccines, hepatology, hematology, oncology, psychiatric and mental health medications, inflammation and respiratory diseases, and over the counter medicines       

Sakamura Apothecaria - holistic health centers and dispensaries with worldwide and stellar locations   

Sakamura Apothecary - pharmacy chain that also sells candy, snacks, bento, books and periodicals, cosmetics, skin care, vitamins, supplements, contraceptives, hygiene products, baby care products, first aid products, and over the counter wellness products   

Sakamura Wellness Centers - offers a combination of amenities that includes a day spa, a meditation center, a fitness center (including tracks and pools), acupuncture, acupressure, massage therapy, nutritionists, chiropractors, counselors, and therapists with worldwide and stellar locations   

Arcane Moon - cannabis and hemp dispensaries with worldwide and stellar locations   

Sakamura Rescue PMC - accepts planetary, stellar, and interstellar contracts for MASH units, parajumpers and pararescue units, combat rescue units, search and rescue units, emergency management services, paramedic and ambulance services, sea and space hospital ship services, and offers training in field and emergency medicine in partnership with MAWs, Akai Yoake Military Academy, Raissonne University Hospital Hilo, and Sakamura Medical School, Samar   

Sakamura Foundation - offers medical and life science research, and educational grants   

Nightingale Foundation - selects the best nurses and midwives to become scholars and supports them in realising their potential to provoke change and introduce new practices to positively impact their patients, staff, and communities 

Sakamura Fund - private trust, and financial fund for the investment and growth of capitol for the ichizoku and its membership 

Sakamura Instruments - manufactures surgical tools, medical instruments, diagnostic and imaging equipment, portable diagnostic and imaging equipment, medical equipment and machinery, and physical therapy equipment and machinery   

Sakamura Engineering - designs, engineers, and manufactures modular, all terrain search and rescue, and emergency services vehicles (starting at 20,000 Ryu), search and rescue and emergency services equipment and tools, the Mobile Medical Ambulance and Surgery Vehicles 'Okibo' {massive} [local hybrid, ICE, and power cell versions of a MASH vehicle (239,000 Ryu)], and several classes of blue water hospital ships, also offers standard and custom builds of ambulances, medical transports, and emergency service vehicles and aircraft, custom refits of dropships, small craft, and vehicles as hospital ships and ambulances     

Sakamura Biomechanical - designs, engineers, manufactures, installs, maintains, and upgrades prosthetics, cybernetics, and bionics, and also conducts cutting edge research and development     

Sakamura Weavers - designs, engineers, and manufactures medical textiles: wound care and hygiene, compression and protective garments, medical linens, medical scrubs and apparel, medical dressings, surgical threads, biomedical textiles, diapers and wipes, hazardous material handling, and protective, durable, flexible field apparel for emergency services, combat medics, HAZMAT workers, paramedics, field medics, field scientists, forestry workers, and rescue workers       

Sakamura Assure - private single payer and supplemental health insurance

Mindstrong - digital platform that offers qualified users access to on demand mental health professionals and services   

Sakamura Telemedicine - a digital healthcare system that is secure and flexible to untether the patient, to provide anywhere care beyond the hospital and clinical offices, virtual care sites provide remote patient monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment, then augments that care with powerful proactive artificial intelligence that compliments the expertise of caregivers (currently only available on the continent of Shinrin)     

Kokkyo Nashi {without borders} - 'medical care where its needed most' - an independent, neutral, and impartial charitable foundation that supports and provides lifesaving and humanitarian care for those devastated by poverty, emergencies, epidemics, natural disasters, and violence, it operates both stellar and interstellar projects (especially in the Izar Cluster and surrounding periphery space), conducts medical research, publishes academic papers, news, financial reports, and medical journals   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 23 July 2021, 13:59:00
“Command to all GSF and Allied units, we has a DropShip in bound to the Eastern Desert. We have a location that would make a good LZ for said DropShip to land and pick up the forces that you have been dealing with is the Kiso Mountains. We are sending said location to you now. With the need to provide security for the Hands of the Goddess’s convoy and other locations it is recommended that all vehicle units be used to provide the security and that all Battlemech units in the field move to the location provided.”

“Precentor Wilks to GSF control we will send in Adepts Wood and Cage as they are in the area. I will also be sending Adept Hay. All units will have battle armor as well.”

“Sho-sa Kalakaua, I will have Gunshos Nader and Lai join in. If someone can get a ride over this way I can add Chu-i Jung to the mix.”

“Wilks to Kalakaua I think I can do something on the taxi ride. If Kapten Bjomsen has something that needs a lift I can make sure we have room.”

“I think he has just the thing to add in.”

“Major Cranson to Precentor Wilks I have a MechWarrior ready to go but would need a ride to the party, my other two units already moving to join the main force.”

“Roger Major I have room for your warrior.”

“Precentor Wilks if you will be getting units from Camp Haru I have a company of armor that can provide recovery and security for the GSF attack units.”

“Can do Sho-sa Josef, we can get them before we pick up the Eagle unit.”

“Colonel Grayjoy to Precentor Wilks, if you have room for four I have people ready to go.”

“Wilks to Grayjoy, we can fit your people in.”

“MechWarrior Nakamura to Precentor Wilks if you are going to pass this way and have room I am ready to go.”

“Roger that MechWarrior we will get you on the way to the LZ.”

OK so this is for the next mission

this is the toy list for you. These are the units you have in the area or are ready to go.
Your forces will be hitting the enemy from three sides.
The units getting picked up by the DropShip will be the line at the far side of the OA.
Units following from the last two missions will be trailing the enemy.
The units moving from the mission at the armor factory will be entering from the side of the enemy force.
The enemy force will be looking to exit off the side with the DropShip force.

Hands of the Goddess Force
Captain Quintin Bonanno         2 / 3      ARC-5R Archer            CO Unit Commander
Sergeant Raj Sighn            3 / 5      LCT-4JM Locust      
Sergeant Bobbi               3 / 5      Piranha               former MAF
Tech Pilot               5 / 5      CN9-A Centurion               
Sergeant Niko Sato            4 / 5      FS9-OB Firestarter      former DCMS / DCMS C3 Slave
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (D)   0                     (AIT)
Sergeant Dejah Rey             3 / 4      HSR-200-Db Hussar         Sr NCO
Sergeant Lisa Kingsley             4 / 5      ABS-3L Anubis            former MAF
Lieutenant Niobe Tan            2 / 4      GRF-5K Griffin            XO   
Lieutenant Debbie Ash            4 / 5      ARC-4M Archer            former MAF

Kiah’s Hammers Force
MechWarrior Sergeant Kiston          3 / 4      HBK-4G Hunchback   former Shadow Cat Pilot Nova Cat
Cadet Amber               5 / 6      TBT-5J Trebuchet         Trainee Pilot
MechWarrior Sergeant Cassandra      3 / 5      ZPH-2A Tarantula
Cadet Ziva               5 / 6      JVN-11B Javelin         Trainee Pilot

The Eagle’s Tears Force
MechWarrior               3 / 5      AV1-OC Avatar            DCMS C3 Master
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (A)   3      Sergeant
MechWarrior               3 / 5      OW-1C Owens (Alpha)      FWL C3 Slave Damaged
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (B)   3      Sergeant
MechWarrior               4 / 5      OW-1C Owens (Bravo)         DCMS C3 Slave
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (C)   4      Sergeant      

Ironborn Force
Lieutenant Chao “Boom Box” Yang      4 / 5      RVN-4LC Raven   Former Barrett’s Fusiliers CC C3 Slave
Lieutenant Meifeng “Night Witch” Zhou      3 / 4      ABS-4C Anubis            Former Syn’s Hussars
Lance Captain Lorren “Black Lorren” Botley    2 / 4      WVR-7M Wolverine         XO      
Lieutenant Tristifer Botley          4 / 6      TR1 Wraith                     
Fa Shih Battle Armor Laser         2      Corporal Aaron Drumm
Lieutenant Cornelius Alvarez         3 / 5      BZK-F3 Hollander          Former Pirate
Lieutenant Theon Greyjoy         4 / 6      DRG-1G Grand Dragon “Tetsu no Daiouika”
Fa Shih Battle Armor MG         2

The Dragon’s Clutch Force
MechWarrior Ren Ito            4 / 5      OW-1Prime Owens         DCMS C3 Slave
Tai-i Adrian Tan               4      Raiden Battle Armor (Tsunami)      XO
Road’s Warriors Force
Bully Roads               2 / 2      FLC-8R Falconer         Unit Commander
Kiyosuke Sook-O            4 / 5      CMA-C Chimera
Sakura Nakamura            2 / 4      WHM-6D Warhammer                  

Winter’s Dream Force
MechWarrior Otis “Mine Dancer”         3 / 5      KY2-D-02 Kyudo         former Smoke Jaguar
MechWarrior Nester “Fortress”         3 / 4      KGC-000b King Crab         former Wolf

Loyalty Forsaken Force
Frederick Bosche, Lt. General Ret      3 / 5      BGS-3T Barghest         Unit Commander
Lord Ruger Frey             4 / 5      WLF-2 Wolfhound         Lance Commander
Talia Wulfe                4 / 5      WLF-2 Wolfhound         
Lady Hildegard Broeske            4 / 5      CHM-C Chimera         LA C3 Slave

The Phoenix Dao
Ching Shi                3 / 4      WHM-6L Warhammer         CO
Cheung Po Tsai             2 / 4      CLNT-2-4T Clint         
Fa Shih Battle Armor            4   

6th Ghost
Chu-i Go Soo Jung             4 / 5      AV1-OB Avatar            Fire Lance Commander
Raiden Battle Armor Laser Delta         4      Go-cho Doris Yeh
PNT-12A Panther            4 / 5      Gunsho Kerry Nader
HM-2 Hitman               4 / 5      Gunsho   Kar Neng Lai         DCMS C3 Slave

ComStar
Adept Holly Wood             3 / 4      RTX-1OPrime Raptor         Level II Commander
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor (06)   3      Adept
Adept Nick Cage             3 / 4      RTX-1OA Raptor
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor (06)   3      Adept
Adept Justin Hay            3 / 5      AV1-OB Avatar
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor (06)   4      Adept

Nejiro Militia
6th Platoon
4   Striker Light Tank               Chu-i Jun Takayama
7th Platoon         Regular
2   Plainsman Medium Hover Tank            Tai-i Byrde
2   Pegasus Scout Hover Tank
9th Platoon         Regular
4   Saladin Assault Tank               Chu-i

now for the question for all.
Grimm is booked for Aug. So this can run at my place in Aug. or wait until Sept.
If this is at my place I would like to make it a full day of it and as long as mother nature will play nice so it would be done out side in my back yard. It would also have to be on a Sunday as normal.
I am looking to do this on terrain so I know this would keep LoD from playing.
So let me know what you would like to do.

OIC for this mission?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Crash99c on 25 July 2021, 02:27:12
Hey gang -

Hopefully by august 22nd mom will be settled enough that I can get the day off

no promises though....

-C
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 25 July 2021, 09:19:59
OIC would be Hands of the Goddess.

Going by unit time on world and what unit commanders are on the field.

Next up would be Road's Warriors

Then Loyalty Disowned.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 28 July 2021, 02:18:07
Shiba Koichizoku     


colors: dark red, brown
kamon: red brushwood
Delm: Shigeharu Shiba   
Matrona: Alyce Yamato Shiba   
Founders MP: Erasmo Reis Takeda
Spokesperson: Poliane Arruda Fraga
Militia: Inu no Senshi {dog warriors}   
Militia Commander: Saito Sukekazu     


Associate Member Families: Hata, Yagyu, Tenson, Ryukyuan, Yamato, Cheung, Liu, Young, Huang, Teo, Woo, Kuwahara     


Territory: [map 29] Z(650 sq km) landhold on the prairie of the Southern Steppe of the Tairiku continent equidistant between Kamloops, Port, and Marena, plus (1300 sq km) property directly north of the landhold, and (1300 sq km) property directly south of the landhold   



Agriculture:   
Re Fang {hot house} - several large greenhouse aquariums with year round wholesale production of aquaponics raised  ornamental flowers, produce, spices, herbs, medicinal plants, koi, carp, goldfish, crayfish, tilapia, trout, and jade perch     

Camellia Acres - tea plantation   

Dai Sogen {great prairie, great meadows} - a six hundred square kilometer nature preserve located south of the landhold   

Shui Xian Hua {water goddess flower} - grows tazzetta, narcissus, and daffodil fields for essential oils, (the flowers are symbols associated with spring, wealth, and good fortune, white narcissi are associated with death and are planted on graves and tombs), sells cut flowers for retail, and nursery and florist supply, keeps several styles of ornamental gardens of native regional flowers and plants for tourism and horticulture studies             

Ancient Grains - vertical and traditional organic farms growing wheat, barley, sorghum, millet, rye, teff, heritage blue maize, wild rice, durum, and oriental wheat     

Mishima Wagyu - high quality organic grass fed beef stock the ranch runs about thirty thousand head of several Wagyu cattle breeds, and Painted Mustangs for ranch work, rodeo, and pleasure riding     

Mulberry Farms - grows mulberry tree groves for sericulture 

Tengai Shiba {the end of the sky} - breeders and trainers of shiba inu, hokkaido, shikoku, akita, and kishu hunting and family dogs   



Corporate:   
Crashing Heaven - manufactures consumer fireworks, t-shirts, and novelties 

Firestone Mines - diversified stellar mining company: copper, gold, iron ore, coal, aluminum, salts, precious metals, base metals, rare earths, stellar gases, industrial minerals, gemstones, refineries, quarries for dimension stone   

Tenchi {heaven and earth} - weapon dealer and auction house with locations both planetary and stellar - the most upscale on Port Fortuna, the largest in Hilo, and The Enclave - deals in local and imported blades, firearms, vehicles, support weapons, weapon systems, and also unusual, exotic, unique, and historical weapons, owns the Weapons and Warriors Museum in Yousai which archives the history and development of weapons from the stone age onwards   

Xifang Mingxing {western star} - engineers and manufactures mining equipment, mining compounds and explosives, mining tools, mining machinery, exosuits, mining mechs, small craft, and tugs outfitted for stellar mining, surveying, and prospecting     

Hoedown - small chain of country and western bar and dance halls located in the Southern Steppe region with live music, line dancing, swing, two step, polka, cowboy waltz, and cowboy cha cha contests, dance lessons, karaoke, and great ranch style bbq, private party rooms are available   

Granite Creek Guest Ranch - located on the landhold and along with all the usual amenities and outdoor activities guests may also participate in genuine horse drives, roping classes, gymkhanas {games on horseback}, and gold panning, there are also winter sleigh rides and snowmobiling, hosts corporate retreats and social events   

Starchilde - record label producers - manufactures, publishes, distributes, promotes, and markets music recordings and videos for pop artists, country artists, radio dramas, movie soundtracks, anime soundtracks, video game soundtracks, and voice actors   

Zandaniji Silk - textile mills creating high quality fine silk fabrics, threads, and yarns 

Academia delle Arti Culinarie - cooking and baking school with campuses on the landhold, Port, Kamloops, and Marena   

Baile Folklorico - fusion of folkdance and ballet worldwide touring company based in Port at the Teatro di Bellezza {theater of beauty}       

Western Star Motor Company - hybrid commercial truck designer and manufacturer of highway and off road vehicles including: box trucks, semitrailers, heavy equipment for terrestrial and stellar mining, construction, and agriculture, travel trailers, camper shells, taxi fleets, coupe utility, passenger utility, and technical pickups, military trucks and support vehicles, apcs, atvs, nonstandard tactical vehicles   

Millefleur - couture fashion house of lolita, gothic lolita, and steampunk styles, also modern kimono and yukata styles, with sales and design offices on the landhold and factories in Kamloops, there is a flagship store in Bridges and boutiques in Kamloops, Hilo, Yousai, Lanikai, Sakura onsen, Yakan, Port, and Quezon   

Rever {dream} - modern haute couture {high fashion, high sewing, high dressmaking - exclusive custom fitted clothing} and ready to wear fashion house for women and men, also creates fragrances, skin care, cosmetics, maison, handbags, sunglasses, accessories, footwear, watches, and gifts at the apex of elegance and impeccable taste that are functional and flattering, the sales and design offices are on the landhold, the factories are on the landhold, and in Kamloops, the flagship store is in Bridges and there are boutiques in Kamloops, Hilo, Yousai, Lanikai, Yakan, Sakura Onsen, Port, Quezon, and Marena     

Red Moon House - luxury pleasure houses (with club membership and a la carte rates) with fine dining and spirits, libraries, billiards, card rooms, smoking rooms, spa services, reception rooms for lively debates and discourse, ball rooms, sumptuous accommodations, music rooms, poetry readings, tea ceremonies, fine entertainment provided by geisha and taikomochi {male geisha, jester}, talented and discreet carnal pleasures provided by male and female sex workers, courtesan services are available to our most discerning and sophisticated clientele, the houses are located worldwide in metropolitan areas, major cities, and central rural locations, also in Port Fortuna, and the domed city of Pluoton   

Grand Bazar Hypermarket - expansive retail facilities carrying a wide range of products under one roof including full supermarket, department store merchandise, office supplies, home improvement merchandise, manga stands, internet cafes, beauty salon, restaurants, dollar store merchandise located in central rural locations worldwide   

Market Fresh - customizable subscription meal kit delivery  service with easy to follow recipes and high quality straight from the farm ingredients, also available are pre-portioned parfaits, overnight oats, soups, smoothies, homemade ice cream, or grain harvest bowls   

Haretahi {sunny day} - manufactures hammocks, parachute material camping hammocks, mosquito netting, hammock swings, swings, hammock and swing stands   

Shiba Industries - manufactures atelier quality acoustic equipment and products with continuing technological innovations, also cable and wireless headphones, headsets, earphones, ear buds, microphones, receivers, connectors, plugs, speakers, cables   

Monkey Business - literary periodical journal publishes contemporary fiction works both old and new from local and interstellar writers, full color graphic art, manga, with translations in Japanese and English     

SHIBAbot - slack hosted interface for business analytics which is capable of fetching, aggregating, visualizing data, and finding useful insights based on simple natural language conversations to make data more accessible to company decision makers   

Showcase Entertainment - film and television studio production and distribution, also produces live musicals and stage plays, and offers backlot tours of soundstages, sets, and crafts, located in Marena   

Oishi {delicious} - healthy, tasty, locally sourced, made from scratch, artisan inspired meals and snacks catering and food truck company, the food truck operate in and around the landhold, Marena, Port, and Kamloops, they also ship custom gift baskets worldwide, and operates a regional subscription meal service, and craft services in Marena     

Bird Dog Security - raises and trains dogs, and their partners, for security, law enforcement, and military duties, and provides partners for perimeter and security patrols to a wide variety of clients   
 
 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 28 July 2021, 11:08:52
PUPPIES! :D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 28 July 2021, 11:59:49
 ???
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 30 July 2021, 18:03:12
Time off approved. Will be there.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 July 2021, 18:59:03
Time off approved. Will be there.

Cool  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 03 August 2021, 06:16:10
Sinclair Koichizoku     


colors: white, orange   
kamon: daisy flower chain surrounding a kirin   
motto: Clarus {pure, clear, bright, renowned, illustrious}   
Delm: Marsaili Sinclair-Synklar   
Matrona: Solomon Sinclair   
Founders MP: Haralt Molyneaux Sinclair
Spokesperson: Benneit Taafe Sinclair   
Militia: Deamhans {demon, devil, fiend, divine power, divine messenger}     
Militia Commander: Peader GilleChriost   


Associate Member Families: Molyneaux, FitzSimons, Tobin, Reamon, Taafe, Synklar, Asahi, Komori   


Territory: [map 4] (650 sq km) landhold located west of Stonehaven in the Kiso Mountains lowlands near the Akazuna {red sand} coastline and Hawks Bay, (165 sq km) property adjacent to the landhold, various properties both worldwide and stellar   


Agriculture:     

fishing, charter fishing, sea greens farming

Cathedral Forests - five thousand ha of growing forests of banked timbers grown for the future, seed bank and library, popular with hikers and campers, includes the seventy ha Tree Shrine which includes imported and native species from across Nejiro   

Synklar Farms - farming cooperative partnered with vertical farms growing organic oats, rye, wild rice, barley, durum, peas, soy, goats, pigs, alpaca, yak, sheep, apple and stone fruit orchards, peanuts, tree nuts, root vegetables, table vegetables, greens   

Keija Cha Titian {tea terraces} - tea plantation growing and preparing ancient and modern varieties of green, black, and white teas   

Yorokobi no Shukaku {joy harvest} - aquaponics and hydroponics greenhouse farm facilities that grow garden vegetables, greens, herbs, beans, berries, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onion, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, wasabi, togarashi {chilies}, shoga {ginger}, shiso {perilla leaves}, negi {scallions}, mitsuba, karashi {mustard}, goma {sesame}, daikon radish, nasu {eggplant}, kabocha {squash}, lotus root, mizuna, kinoko {mushrooms}, yuzu {citrus fruit}, salmon, trout, tilapia, bass, shrimp, prawns, bluegill, sturgeon, barramundi   

Kuria de Akarui {clear and bright} - hand harvested sea salt

Birch Hill Station - 1300 ha ranch running approximately five thousand head each of free range grass fed sheep and beef cattle

Darling Orchards - grows citrus, olives, figs, wine and table grapes, leafy vegetables, tomatoes, beans, lentils, onions     



Corporate:     
Synklar Shooting Supplies - retail chain stocking firearms, reloading equipment, reloading components, ammunition, gun cleaning equipment, optics, shooting accessories, shooting rests and bipods, firearm parts, tools, and accessories, books, videos, software, offers range services, classes, and certification 

Sinclair Community College - offers over two hundred associate and certificate programs including specialized career training, and technical areas of study, also guild and industry certification courses. 

Ciara {black, mountain range} - crafts antique style and cut crystal glassware and stemware, crystal, tableware, jewelry, gifts, art     

Gensai Arann {fishermen sweaters} - crafts handmade lanolin and lambs wool signature sweaters, socks, hats, gloves, mittens, scarfs     

Total Beverage - wholesale and retail distributors of juice, water, soft drinks, and alcohol of every variety worldwide     

Nickelbrooke - brews artisanal original recipe root beer that is brewed with honey, anise, burdock, cinnamon, orange peel, sassafras, and sarsaparilla root, both alcohol and soft drink versions are sold in glass grolsch bottles   

Flying Cavalry - a private military contractor operating mostly in the Kiso Mountains region involved mostly in mountain search and rescue operations, ski patrol, aerial survey and inspections, regional security patrols, medical and emergency evacuations, also bounty, bandit, and pirate hunting via mechanized (airship, patrol boats, vtols, amphibious, bikes, trikes, atvs, apcs) jump infantry that works closely in concert with the Deamhans and the NPO Wylde Rangers     

Vigor Automotive - manufactures electric and hybrid commercial and medium duty vehicles, delivery trucks, firefighting vehicles, ambulances, emergency vehicles, armored trucks, heavy duty trucks, buses, coaches, power trains, components, parts, tractors, haulers, cranes, construction vehicles and equipment, military support vehicles, passenger cars, sports cars, race cars, and passenger trucks     

Immortelle - crafts and manufactures upscale natural cosmetics, fragrances, skin care, health and beauty branded products using ancient traditional Provence methods with italian starflower, lavender, rosemary, shea butter, and almonds     

The Devils Playground - reservation only restaurant with bar, club, and exhibition spaces for adults twenty five and older, has public and private playrooms, the interior service staff is painted in all over red body paint designs, bouncers and exterior staff wear suits in shades of dark red, with locations on the landhold and in Lanikai, Hilo, and Whistler     

Knights Inn - themed upscale motel chain with locations near most tourist areas and also at Road Stations and Service Plazas worldwide     

Yume Shokuji {dream meals} - Division One contains our test kitchens and makes tasty, nutritionally balanced meals ready to eat from soup to nuts for military personnel in regular, kosher, vegetarian, and allergen free varieties, there is a wide variety of meals made with fish, poultry, egg, pork, tofu, and lean red meats, each meal contains a protein rich entree, two vegetable dishes, a rice or potato dish, whole grain baked goods, a soup or noodle cup, fruit, a dessert dish, and beverage choices of green and black tea bags, matcha, finely powdered cocoa, finely powdered coffee, finely powdered electrolyte drink, and finely powdered milk, the meals also include spice, honey, and sauce packets, water pills, snack items such as nuts, trail mix, dips (guacamole, bean, ranch, hummus, nut) and whole grain crackers or chips, candy, chocolate, instant ramen, oatmeal or porridge cups
                                                       Division Two makes tasty, nutritionally balanced frozen food meals for individuals and families that contain one protein entree, one slow carbohydrate side, one fast carbohydrate side, and one whole grain baked good in breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices for children or adults, also available are family style casseroles, and sweet, or savory pies, available in the freezer section of your local grocers worldwide     
                                                       Division Three makes trail mixes, and separate mix and match dehydrated or ready to eat food packets for camping, and also meal bars, and snack bars available at outdoor, sports, and grocery retail stores worldwide     

Trodai Threalmhu {warrior equip} - retail store chain that sells tactical gear, tools, and equipment, personal armor, personal weapons, ammunition, bdus, military surplus, camping and survival gear, travel gear, camping, hunting, and survival clothing and accessories, footwear, knives, has weapon ranges, and offers training and certification   

FitzSimons Armory - manufactures personal firearms, support weapons, tactical gear and accessories, heat sinks, amplifiers, ballistic and energy weapons for vehicles and field guns, combat vehicles, patrol boats

Pure Sight - designs, engineers, and manufactures imaging systems, targeting systems, fire control systems, sensors, optics, maintenance and repair equipment, accessories, scopes, rangefinders, binoculars, telescopes, magnifying glass, lenses   

Clear Vision - designs and manufactures prescription eyewear, sunglasses, contacts, goggles, safety eyewear, marine masks and eyewear, face shields, bionic and cybernetic eyes, surgical diagnostic and correction equipment     

Marguerite Rolling Stock Company - manufacture railroad vehicles, cars, and equipment   
   
Grace Note Suites - business and residential suite hotel chain   

Camp Everfree - located close to the Akazuna Coast it is actually three coed sleepaway summer camps for children and teens - a traditional camp, a performing arts camp, and a science and nature camp - around Lake Chozame {sturgeon} [eleven point seven square kilometers and sixteen meters deep] surrounded by the Lakewoods Forest, all the campgrounds are located around the lake, the campers socialize and compete with each other, the camp is within hiking and boating distance of the Akazuna Coast beaches, and the lake flows into the Jamboree River which has up to class three whitewater rapids and empties into Hawks Bay       

Seppun {kiss} - professional matchmaking services that includes background checks and dating and relationship coaching     

Papillon {butterfly} - gallery and exhibition hall for artists and artisans - locations on the landhold, Stonehaven, Whistler, Lanikai, Yousai, Uchusen Kichi {spaceport}, Port Fortuna     

Starfire Design - jewelry designs in sterling silver and gemstones, glass, wood, and ceramic beads available through upscale department stores   

Caledonian Railways - provides electric and high speed regional and commuter railway service, regional and continental freight service   

Ironstone - mines, ironworks, and steelworks   

Seven - manufactures consumer electronics, optical fibers, optoelectronic devices, optical media, commercial photocopiers and printers   

Margarida Yacht Club - includes a clubhouse, a marina, a guard gated community, and a boatyard on Hawks Bay

Daisy Education Management Organization - chain of private school programs that provide award winning curriculum and methodology with passionate educators, a socially active community and individualized learning plans tailored to students specific needs, challenging coursework where students may initiate and participate in projects, internships, investigative research, and global experiences that also provides online education for public and private students from kindergarten to twelfth grade, as well as career learning programs designed to prepare learners of all ages with competitive skills, grants and scholarships are available -  campuses are located on the landhold, Stonehaven, Hilo, Kamloops, Whistler, Port, and Marena - the most competitive and desired are:
                              Hellazein Military Schools are uniformed (cerulean blue and kobicha brown plaid trousers, skirts, or kilts at student preference and gunmetal gray shirts) coed with middle, high school, college prep, and junior college classes with board and day school options, has a rigorous admittance process that accepts up to fifteen hundred students at each campus with a student teacher ratio of one in twelve, and mandatory athletic and leadership programs with high standards of excellence, honor, discipline, integrity, and character, the military schedule includes a seven week deep dive curriculum that focuses intensely on one subject each cycle, and also military history and tactics, applied science, math, and engineering, orienteering, military drills and exercises, adventure training, and Junior ROTC, there are twelve varsity teams (Steeds) (cross country, swimming and diving, association football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, lacrosse, spirit teams, track and field, baseball, rugby, table tennis, field hockey), an equestrian center, weapon ranges, a rowing and sailing center, and several social and academic clubs     
                               Vanguard High School is a coed boarding school with core skills and values that emphasize problem solving skills, critical inquiry and research, intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility, the school offers an extensive STEM based curriculum that includes artificial intelligence, DNA science, neurobiology, linear algebra, organic chemistry, robotics, quantum mechanics, and marine biology, the school does not neglect or disdain the humanities and has extensive offerings including criminal law, languages (latin to welsh), speech and debate, ethics, computer graphics and animation, animal behavior, design elements, finance, culinary arts, broadcast and film production, sports science, and natural resource management, student research has an essential role in learning and they must complete an original engineering or experimental research project as well as defend a Senior Thesis, students must complete credits in physical education or compete in interscholastic sports (competive dance and cheerleading, gymnastics, archery, swimming and diving, golf, track and field, tennis, baseball, basketball, association foitball, rugby, rowing), students participating in the mentorship program are involved in research and/or project development at mentoring agencies that include universities, government institutions, and corporations, students with exceptional performances may join the school's science and engineering research program where there is a variety of learning exploration and career training opportunities such as job shadowing, work site visits, prominent guest presentations and talks, and internships, career and technical education courses are also available in several fields along with guild and industry certification courses
                                Idyllwild Arts Academy - high school level coed boarding school whose mission is changing lives through the transformative power of art, and motto: non nobis solum {not for ourselves alone}, (to attend students must take a cognitive skills test and placement exam, an artistic skills test, audition, and interview) it offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum alongside professional training in the arts to a diverse student body of gifted young artists from across Nejiro that join in the pursuit of artistic excellence in music, dance, theater, visual arts, creative writing, film and digital media, and fashion, students are united by a profound passion for the arts complemented by a robust and innovative academic curriculum, every aspect of our program promotes growth as bold artists, curious learners, and mindful citizens, our expert faculty members work with young artists and they understand and practice different approaches to teaching to allow them to flourish, from weekday mornings until early afternoons students can be found engaging in spirited debate in history class, practicing algebraic concepts, testing the properties of gases, or conversing in Russian or French, in the afternoons and early evenings students take to the studios and direct their attention to the practice of their chosen art form from pointe classes, to theater rehearsals, or poetry workshops, in addition to classes and rehearsals there are dedicated times to community building, student club meetings, advisory meetings, and school assemblies, students receive supportive attention and dozens of performance, gallery, and presentation opportunities, to graduate students must complete sixteen academic credits, two credits of laboratory science, two credits of art history and theory, three credits of electives, complete participation in the fitness requirement of three thirty minute workouts a week (may be met through fitness center workouts or classes, use of jogging trails or walking routes, and a variety of team/group activities such as tetherball, badminton, figure skating, rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming, ping pong, ultimate frisbee, association football, and basketball), and complete the requirements of their arts concentration every year, personalized guidance and expert portfolio reviews allow graduates access to their choice of very selective colleges, universities, and conservatories         
 

         
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 06 August 2021, 21:11:43



                                                                                      Yabai   

                                                         Takomatsuri and Kite Fighting: A History   


Kites have been around for quite some time now, having purportedly been invented in China during the fifth century. This statement is disputed by historians who insist that flying kites is something people have done for over two millennia. Initially, the Chinese used a fine article like silk, which was plentiful in that region, lined with bamboo. The men who supposedly invented it are named Lu Ban (or Gongshu Ban and Mozi (sometimes pronounced Mo Di). Others say that a kite was used by a Chinese General named Han Hsien in 200 BC, to aid him to surprise attack an oppressive Emperor in a rebel raid. As time went on, and ancient civilizations traded with each other, the invention of kites made their way to different nations - initially those in Asia. Thailand, Korea, Japan, and India among other Asian nations, established their own style of kites, as western countries caught on the trend as well.
   
China heavily influenced Japan during its infant years, so that's how kites were introduced to Japan. Buddhist monks who would travel from China to Japan would bring all sorts of cultural factors that would play major roles in Japan's society, such as language, religion, and inventions - and one of those was the kite. In Japanese 'kite' is pronounced as tako and written as kanji symbol. Kites were made to aid in the construction of buildings, lifting carpentry materials up to rooftops. They were also used in religious practices and were incorporated in many mythological legends. Some of these legends are very grandiose, telling stories of men who would ride kites to visit their lonely sons in faraway islands, while others spoke of a thief who flew up to the roof of Nagoya Castle to steal the golden scales of the statue of a dolphin perched on top. The story does not have a happy conclusion - he was caught because he had been boasting about this act, and his entire family was boiled in oil.     

Ever - progressing technology has aided in developing the kite to fly more efficiently and to be used for purposes both important and recreational. Kites have so far been used as a lift to carry people off the ground, signals for the military, tools to test winds, a means of rescuing people, as a distance measurer, and so much more. As for recreational purposes, aside from the fun with simply stringing a kite along, there are several competitions that involve the creation of kites, and the mastery of manipulating kites. There's aerial ballet, for example, where sports kites are made to follow certain patterns of movement simultaneously to put up a show. A more aggressive recreational kite sport that is famous and often celebrated is kite fighting.     

The kite fighting sport originates in India. These fighting kites are called patang and were used in competitions during festivals and celebrations. Indian kite fighting then made its way to other Asian countries through trade. Dutch traders are believed to be the one who brought the sport to Japan and then to western nations.   

Unlike the usual, traditional kites which can be large, graceful, and colorful, kites used for fighting are lightweight, volatile, and quick to follow each calculated tug. The point of this competition is for one kite to successfully wrap around the other, and cut the string off the opponents kite. The strings that hoist the flags up have glass that coats their lines, making it easier to slice the opponents string off compared to normal kites. Aside from cutting the string itself, another kite fighting competition involves dragging the entire kite down with yours. The kites used here are much bigger, though, with each large kite being maneuvered by an entire team of people.       

One fighter kite, traditionally formed, constructed with washi paper and bamboo, and possesses six sides is the Rokkaku Dako. The Rokkaku Dako is shaped as a hexagon, vertically upright, that bends with the wind. Its bridle has four points, while a spar runs down vertically, crossed by two more spars, somewhat forming the letter I. There are three strings that hold each end (amounting to six in total), shortly joining together to form the tail. The kite usually has designs and paintings on them, commonly of well known samurai, myths, and legends.     

The Nagasaki Hata kite resembles the more popular idea of what a kite looks like. It is diamond shaped and easy to fly. This is the kite that historians suspect was influenced to the Japanese by Dutch traders. These kites come in many different colors, patterns, and illustrations. The Buka kite, which is less popular, is made from bamboo spars and lightweight washi, has a two point bridle and is rectangular in shape. There is no design that is native to the Buka kite, so it encompasses many.     

Takomatsuri is a Nejiroan national holiday and occurs annually on May 1, it is the first festival of Golden Week. in Hilo there are several different fight competitions, and residents prepare for this exciting event long beforehand by making their own kites and designing them themselves. The first competition is a team competition that battles head to head on the banks of the Canawa River in Sunrise Meadows Park in the Downtown ward. These kites measure about seven meters by three meters large, and usually have a mascot or symbol painted on them to represent the team. Many of these teams are formed by students from local high schools and colleges, and also by members of law enforcement, militia, emergency services, and public safety units that are taken very seriously. Because of the windy weather that accompanies May and the flow of the Canawa River, the direction that the wind blows aids in the heated entanglement of the kite strings. The tug of war thus ensues, as the winner of this competition is the team that successfully yanks the other kite towards a certain mark suspended over the river in their direction. The battle grounds for more traditional kite fighting, with string cutting and blow - by - blow commentary of the attacks, are across the river and during heated moments between participants in the competition, you might even see some of them walk into the river just to regain control of their kite, and steer it away from other players - or let it dive straight into theirs. These kites must measure 1.65 meters by 1.35 meters and have a gagari {sharp metal} on their kite string to aid in cutting off the opponents kite. The last competition is an aerial ballet competition between teams that is judged on choreography and synchronicity. There are also giant kites filled with inscriptions of names of those newly born launched to bless them in the coming years. During the windiest part of the day kites measuring three and a half meters by three and a half meters are launched tightly together, trying to cut one another with friction. There are kites flown just for the pleasure of seeing them fly. Koinbori, carp streamers, are flown to symbolize the strength the fish portray when they swim against the current in their day to day lives, a representation of how ideally strong and progressive a Nejiroan man should grow to be in all aspects of his life. There is a parade of one hundred yatai or floats at sundown, traditional festival music is audible everywhere, and people march with gusto around the streets. A festival is not complete without stalls of food that you can pick from for snacks or meals, karaage and udon are especially popular at this time.       

There are many websites that teach you how to build a kite if you really want to get into it and create one yourself. It's easy to order the parts, and get digital instruction sheets on how to go about them, depending on which kind of kite style you choose. Most seasons are ideal for flying kites - perhaps the time most difficult to fly is April because of the many rain showers across most of the continent of Tairiku. Summer, usually July, August, and September, with great visibility, and clear skies, and air is the most popular time to fly. December and January hold cooler temperatures, but if you can brave the cold when the sun is out, flying is a 'cool' experience. Kite fighting can be fun and is a great cultural sport to bond with friends and family. There are dozens of kite flying and fighting school clubs, also amateur, and professional teams for those who become passionate.     


   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 09 August 2021, 20:16:19


The Nikko Chiku Great Get Together {sunshine district}, fair and exposition occurs the last two weeks of August every year in Harmony Meadows (five hundred acre nature preserve with permanent fairgrounds, and campgrounds - please remember to pay your respects at the Hahanarudaichi to chichinaruten sora jinja {mother earth and father sky shrine}) just outside Hilo (about an hour and a half west by train). It attracts more than one million visitors each year and celebrates the agriculture, craft, and industry of the chiku. It is the largest and oldest agricultural and industrial exposition on the planet. A salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment, and achievement of the chiku. National media frequently ranks the event as one of the top events globally and is always a top ten choice for summer fun. The Great Get Together opens with the Starlit Illumination Parade the evening before the fairgrounds open, that ends at the Grandstand with a fireworks show and a welcome ceremony, with the Illumination Sensation Parade running every night thereafter through the fairgrounds. Every night also features a unique fireworks display done by a different company at different venues (vote for you favorite on the Great Get Together App). Agricultural contests are held for largest and best in breed for swine, sheep, goats, cattle, rabbits, horses, dogs, and llamas. There are also a wide selection of races, contests, and hobby exhibitions (e.g. rooster crowing, calligraphy, pie eating, ugly lamps, the boom lab, open karaoke, wheelbarrow races, the moo - la - la mud run, kite flying and fighting, arm wrestling, wood chopping, flower arrangements, redneck relay, cheese carving, best produce, best flowers, lego challenges, robot challenges, tractors pulls, best quilt etc.). There are more than nine hundred classes of food and beverages judged, the Avenue of Breeds will hold more than three hundred representatives, and there will be more than five hundred exhibitors and concessions that include food (from cotton candy to takoyaki) with over seventy varieties on a stick, merchandise (from t-shirts to tools), craft exhibits, demonstrations, and classes (from smithing to brewing), and vendors (from farm machinery to hot tubs). The Fiddle & Drum holds musicians, craftspeople, and luthiers who craft, play, and repair instruments from fine violins to washboards, with daily demonstrations of their arts. Thrillville offers the newest, fastest, most jaw dropping and hair raising adventure and thrill rides to be found on the planet, along with arcades, midway games, and street entertainers. The Grandstand will host a big name artist every evening and this year includes the bestselling acts Blue, Big Bang, H.O.T., Shinwa, Trick Pony, Shooters, Yasuno Mitsuda, Twice, Got 7, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Emma Shah, Baby Metal, Zayn Malik, and Darren Cross. The three free stages and the Fair Coliseum will host concerts, theater, debates, athletic and martial exhibitions and competitions, urban and celtic step contests, beauty pageants, and other events daily. There are puppet shows, storytimes, strolling minstrels, and comedians performing on the fairgrounds daily. There will be bullfighting, a rodeo, horse races, pig races, and competitive hoedowns. The Fair Coliseum will host the Nikko Cup, a hotly contested invitational association football tournament of high school and college clubs from around the world. There are several trade shows on the fairgrounds for livestock, scientific advances, fashion, agricultural machinery and equipment, hearth and home goods, aircraft and automobiles. The Industrial Expo showcases the most competitive technology and processes used in the chiku and will represent over two hundred organizations from diverse industrial sectors (defense, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electrical, packaging, biotechnology, textiles, machine tools, glass, engineering, process equipment) demonstrating their capabilities in the fields of design, engineering, equipment, supply, and support. There are always a wide variety of interactive and educational exhibits from around the chiku and the world at large. Join us as we strive to celebrate Nikko through amazing events, hands on experiences, and educational opportunities.     


   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 11 August 2021, 21:33:26
Kapten Bjornsen sighed as e read the notes on the various battles that have taken place since the arrival of that unknown force. He slammed his fist down on the desk, trying to contain his rage. While they had yet to cause serious damage to his units and those under his protection, the unknown units were causing havoc among the population of the region they dropped into. Luckily there were few casualties among the civilians of the area. He hoped the addition of Fortress to the group coordinating the killbox would be enough to help.

Suddenly a feeling of being watched came over Marius. He looked around in almost a panic, but relaxed when he spotted SjalBranna. "Any news on how the training is going for the Special Ops team?"

Sjalbranna smiled, and shook his head, "They are trying to keep communications and distractions to a minimum. I don't doubt they are doing well, however. I believe Mr Quist has something he'd like to talk to you about."

Marius smiled, "If it's about the damned LRMs again, I'm gonna go crazy."

Sjalbranna sighed, "I think it has to do with your Rescue command idea. Anyway, i'll take my leave." He, for once, actually left using the front office door.

Kapten Bjornsen chuckled a bit to himself. After calming down, he called to his aide, "Get me Quartermaster Quist."
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 15 August 2021, 23:53:06
“Sir I have passed on your plans for the SAR vehicle and the local manufactures are interested.” Quist starts out with before he is fully in his commander’s office. He just notices that someone just walked by him. He hands a data pad to Bjomsen.
“Slow down. You are going to pop a seal.” He looks over the information on the pad.
“Yes sir.” He tries to slow down his mind. “They like the idea and are even thinking of making them on all the different motive frames.” He grabs a chair and brings it around the desk to sit next to his commander and point out parts of the working ideas that have been talked over. “They feel that different clients will want different motive systems due to location and cost.” He points out other parts of the talks they had. “They would be happy to have us work with them and show what these vehicles can do.”
“I will need to go over what you have here, I am happy that they think this vehicle is useful.” Bjomsen looks at his QM. “I think you should get some chow and some rest. I will let you know what I think of what they are offering.”
“Yes Sir.” Quist looks like someone just took his best toy.
“Mr. Quist, nice work on this.” Looking at his QM and watching him pick up. “Now chow and rest.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 16 August 2021, 18:45:31
 OK so I need a head count for Sunday.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 16 August 2021, 18:46:45

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They who sit here do so with a great weight on their shoulders. Let them carry that weight with honor.   

From the suiboku-ga {ink wash painting} of Mt. Eruburasu hanging to the right of the Nejiroan Flag in Parliament House done by the artist Enigmaris. 




Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 16 August 2021, 19:55:25
I shall be there. :)


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 17 August 2021, 06:18:14
I will be there.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 17 August 2021, 12:03:25
At the main customs office in the space port.
“All your paper work for your cargo is order for your cargo.”
“Thank You, I need to get a hold of Crazy Bunny Trucking.”
“Why them?”
“My orders are to have them pick up this cargo. Only them.”
“OK we have a land line over at that desk.” The officer points to an open desk.
“Thanks once more.” He heads over to the desk and calls CBT.
“Crazy Bunny Trucking, may I help you?”
“Yes I have a shipment for Ratchet Repairs that needs to be picked up at the space port.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 17 August 2021, 15:54:38
Goodies?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 17 August 2021, 17:09:20
Goodies?

Yes

But not fir you  >:D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 17 August 2021, 20:44:40
 :'(
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 17 August 2021, 21:14:08
I'll be there.  I got your address in my PMs.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 18 August 2021, 14:44:57
how do I get there? again :D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 18 August 2021, 16:55:34
I expect to be there.  Thanks
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 18 August 2021, 17:26:19
how do I get there? again :D

Just walk down the street  ::)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 August 2021, 01:38:56
Joy calls Meiyo. “Chiji I have a message from Mr. Corado that your roller skates will by ground side in a few days.”





“Chu-i Saganami to militia command, Taiga to command, I have spotted raider force moving north along the river. They have units on both sides of the river moving at about 50 kph. I say again raiders moving north along the river at 50 kph.” Checking the sensor readouts. “Sensors have two companies of ‘Mechs, two companies of ground vehicles and two flights of VTOLs.”
“Command to Taiga, roger your last message, raiders moving north at 50 kph along both sides of river. Unit strength battalion plus.”
“Tell the GSF to move it before they make the bridge. If they cross then they will be at full force.” Checking the readings once more. “They are split 60/40, the larger force is on the east side.”
“Roger that. They have a Dropper north-east of your location. It would be best to get your section out. Your pop guns will only get you in trouble.”
“Roger command, we are out.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 19 August 2021, 05:27:53
Weather update:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 August 2021, 12:26:50
Weather update:


I know. with luck it stays east of us. if not I have my shed or garage to play in  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 20 August 2021, 06:48:27
It's looking worse.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 20 August 2021, 14:31:31
OK so with the way the storm is tracking I have to call off Sundays game. So what weekend next month works for you all.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 20 August 2021, 15:47:23
The 11th I will be in Montauk.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 20 August 2021, 16:18:46
I'd prefer the 19th. The 26th I can play, but I'll be late. Got something to do that day til around 130-200pm
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 20 August 2021, 17:03:55
No preference.
I hope Sunday isn't as bad as the storm of 1938. 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 20 August 2021, 19:25:19
I have driven and lived through worse conditions. Game day next month doesn't matter to me.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 21 August 2021, 12:28:35
Y'all on LI stay safe ya' hear!
Also, I am in search of paint projects. That being said each player who has a unit in the GSF send me a PM with a list of 4 minis(vehicle, mech, or BA) and I will choose one from the list to paint, NO UNSEENS OR TRIPODS. If you have a unit scheme I will need a pic, if you want a camo scheme just tell me.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 22 August 2021, 15:41:45
Is it just me, or did that storm swerve to avoid hitting Long Island? xp
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 22 August 2021, 21:44:02
Looks like some powerful juju at work.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 23 August 2021, 12:38:53
The powers that be, know not to mess w/ my battletech family.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 23 August 2021, 15:20:41
And after swerving east to avoid hitting Long Island, it went north and swerved west and camped over Poughkeepsie.
There is some serious dark magic involved here. :o
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 25 August 2021, 00:19:11
At the main customs office in the space port.
“All your paper work for your cargo is order for your cargo.”
“Thank You, I need to get a hold of Crazy Bunny Trucking.”
“Why them?”
“My orders are to have them pick up this cargo. Only them.”
“OK we have a land line over at that desk.” The officer points to an open desk.
“Thanks once more.” He heads over to the desk and calls CBT.
“Crazy Bunny Trucking, may I help you?”
“Yes I have a shipment for Ratchet Repairs that needs to be picked up at the space port.”

yippie long awaited shipment has arrived the proper trucks are deployed by kiahs orders
!!!
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 25 August 2021, 06:48:11
They may still be delivering all of the stuff that I had to pull out of my base.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 25 August 2021, 09:00:51
I believe those filthy capellans stole my dropship.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 25 August 2021, 16:48:35
How did you get a dropship?!? :o
How do you know they stole it?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 25 August 2021, 17:03:13
OK so we will try for the 19th.
My house and with luck no more storms  :-X

I will ask if you can make it early please do.
I will be starting the mission at 1pm. So if you are late you will enter next turn.

Have end of month things to do  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 29 August 2021, 22:21:32
My dropship is from wave 2, will explain in depth at game
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 01 September 2021, 21:16:22
Sorenson Koichizoku   


colors: brown, silver
kamon: gyrfalcon in mantle   
Delm: Hugo Sorenson   
           Spouse: Iduna Tromso
Matrona: Ellora Sorenson-Hakulani
            Spouse: Adam Hakulani   
Founders MP: Reed Sorenson   
Spokesperson: Rinji Holst Sorenson   
Militia: Longwings
Militia Commander: Katja Rask Sorenson   


Associate Member Families: Bergfalk, Holst, Landvik, Mardh, Rask, Rurik, Anchikar, Nitai, Sapporo, Toya   


Territory: [map 7] (650 sq km) landhold on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Sredinnay Range, plus one quarter of the town of Civitas located at the center of the borders of the allied neighbor Koichizoku of Palakiko, Yakovich, and Isobe, plus sixteen hundred and fifty square kilometers of property to the north of the landhold             


Agriculture:

Rurik Falconry   

Nitai Timber {forest} - tree plantations, plus fields of bamboo and hemp 

Sky Greens - hydrocell powered aeroponics and hydroponic multilevel rotating greenhouses producing produce, biogas from methane digesters, ducks, rabbits, chickens, and goats



Corporate:                   Four Corners Zaibatsu

Sorenson Shooting Club - clubhouse, pro-shops, onsite gun dealers, rentals, licensing, safety and instruction courses, indoor and outdoor ranges for firearms and archery, shoothouses, sharpshooting ranges, virtual simulators, league competitions, locations in Civitas, Hilo, Leyte, and the landhold, special rates for law enforcement, militia, and military personnel   

Helical -  manufactures munitions, autocannons, antiaircraft weapons, field guns, support weapons, missile systems, lasers, heat sinks, amplifiers, APCs, VTOLs, combat vehicles, and the Shajiku {axle} [local variant of an Axel MK1] (one million ryu), and the Katai-sha {dismantler} [local variant of a Demolisher] (two million ryu)   

Sorenson Airships - engineering and construction of law enforcement, military, and civilian airships for cargo, passenger service, reconnaissance and surveillance duties, Zefa [local variant of a Zephyr], Neptune [local variant of a Poseidon Mobile Engineering Platform], Canentia [local variant of Gossamer drone] Ekitai {liquid} [local variant of Eckener Tanker] Aurora {dawn} [local variant of a Dawn Treader]     

Sorenson Moving and Storage

Hope Valley Resort - the rustic mountain resort includes hiking trails, fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, history and geology tours, watercolor and photography workshops, a full service restaurant, meandering high mountain meadows, wood fired saunas, relax and unwind in a hammock with your favorite book, with easy access to Sierra Lake, the Kirkwood Ski Area, and Grove Hot Springs   

Civitas Symphony Orchestra - resident orchestra at the Lyric Arts and Cultural Hall, (with the world's most beautiful sound), in Civitas where it performs about seventy concerts a year with regular touring destinations across Nejiro and the stellar system with principal conductor Nodoka Okisawa, there is an exclusive online concert series for members of the Hall, members of the Hall may also digitally meet and chat live with members of CSO, and access the streaming subscription service which offers interactive virtual concerts and recordings of live performances, it also includes bespoke playlists, exclusive interviews and articles, coffee session playlists curated by members of CSO with digital program notes, digital and interactive activities, over eighty years of archived performances from ballet to musicals to operas, movie night showcases films that the CSO recorded the scores for     

Blue Star Line - planetary, stellar, and interstellar passenger liners, and cargo service, also owns and operates fleets of taxis, trains, buses, ferries, small craft, and civilian dropships

Sorenson Logistic - commercial and industrial ground and air freight, distribution, warehouses, commercial and industrial moving company   

Sredinnay Institute - scientific studies of mountain geology, volcanoes, and earthquakes   

Convo VRS - video relay services with interpreters for the deaf, translation services and interpreters for foreign language visitors, closed captioning services   

Sorenson Lumber - sells building supplies, tools, lumber, custom mill work stores worldwide   

Sorenson Insurance - firm offers general and professional liability, health, workers compensation, vehicle, life, disability, travel, rental, pension, device, warranty, supplemental, property, and casualty

Aqua Saltare {water jump} - naturally carbonated mineral water with a high concentration of sodium bicarbonate, calcium, chloride, magnesium, sulfate, and potassium ions sold by the liter and half liter in glass bottles from natural wells in the Sredinnay Range     

Sorenson Spark - software designer and publisher, known for video encoding tools, compression and decompression tools, encryption tools   

Stern Accounting - large firm that has bookkeeping services, payroll services, and business analysis services for a large variety of corporate and private clients   

Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation - dna and genealogical research institute, expert family tree record search   

Sorenson Builders - architectural firm, and construction company that builds residential, commercial, and industrial infrastructure projects worldwide   

The Flight Handball Club

Longwings Air Display Team 

Civitas Flyers Association Football Club 

Sorenson Shipyards - makes water and stellar craft from dinghies to dropshuttles, marine engineering and construction, stellar engineering and construction, aerospace and aircraft engineering and construction   

Sorenson & Sorenson - consumer healthcare company that provides women's healthcare products and services, makes and manufactures skincare products, wellness products, over the counter medication, baby care products, self care products, essential health products, medical devices, orthopaedics, surgery tools, interventional solutions, vision and eye care products, pharmaceutical products     

Web Toonz - monthly subscription streaming digital service: cartoons, anime, comics, webcomics, manga, manhwa, visual novels, audio movies - online or download the app 

Mirage - engineers and manufactures mass produced holographic projectors for home and business   

Wheels - designs and manufactures road bikes, mountain bikes, cargo bikes, hybrid bikes, touring bikes, commuter bikes, comfort bikes, cruiser bikes, racing bikes, accessories, tools, and parts 

The Sorenson Foundation - funds and bestows grants for anthropological and sociological research and education, publishes a quarterly peer reviewed academic journal 

Whim Wham - amusement park of the latest and greatest thrill rides and rollercoasters with two locations - one about a half hour from Civitas, and one near the Akazuna Coast just outside Lanikai   

Digital Life - online immersive multiplayer video gaming platform with chat rooms, and group video calls

Gryphon Rock - guarded, gated communities on the landhold with custom built two hundred square meter to two thousand square meter houses with up to five acre lots, townhomes and apartment complexes. community amenities include a private clubhouse, golf course, driving range, an equestrian center, fitness center, community pool and spa, parks, sports courts and fields, private airstrip, and a private boutique mall with shops, movie theater, restaurants and pubs, fees include landscaping services, sanitation, water, handyman services, home maintenance, and common home and appliance repairs. utilities are generated by geothermal and solar systems and have hydrocell generator backups 

Road Rescue - heavy vehicle rescue and recovery towing company, also does salvage and repairs 

Nathekse {night witches} - three squadrons of aerospace fighters that operate in the stellar system contracted mostly with escort or overwatch duties, sometimes as backup to law enforcement or military actions   


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 11 September 2021, 08:02:04
How has everyone been? It's been awfully quiet. And I just want to make sure game is still on for the 19th.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 11 September 2021, 10:54:58
How has everyone been? It's been awfully quiet. And I just want to make sure game is still on for the 19th.

so far so good  :thumbsup:

as long as mother nature plays nice we are good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 11 September 2021, 11:28:31
I've been logging in, but there just hasn't been anything to say.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 12 September 2021, 03:28:10


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           Reality does not care for one's belief.   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 13 September 2021, 11:50:41



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     White is the mourning color because it is the lack of color, it is clean, untouched, and reflects both the loss of life and the start of a potential new life. The dead are dressed in white before they are burned.


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 14 September 2021, 11:09:11
Kapten Bjornsen smiled as he looked over the various proposals from the local vehicle manufacturers for his Res-Q baseline design that was being converted to all modes of movement. He was intrigued by some of them, mostly those that were willing to share the design. While this was consuming his attention, he had Chief Tech Odden working with Beacon Advanced Technologies on expanding the nature of the NightNight Gun.

Odden's job was to help Beacon increase the formatting of the gun into .22LR rifle ammunition, so that it could be used in a long gun. While .22 caliber is not massively damaging and doesn't penetrate body armor, it still will penetrate clothing and skin to deliver the dosage. Also, Beacon will be assisted in changing the casing of the gun to allow a Kobold-encased trooper to utilize the NightNight gun as a sidearm.

Prior to this visit, as secured by Quartermaster Quist, the Winter's Dream would have purchased and taken delivery of enough NightNight guns to arm all adult members of the Winter's Dream. Not just the combat personnel but any that would be willing to train and accept one for self and home defense.

((Note: Prior investment in Beacon Advanced Technologies of, I believe, 1 million C-bills.))
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 15 September 2021, 00:29:24
Kapten Bjornsen smiled as he looked over the various proposals from the local vehicle manufacturers for his Res-Q baseline design that was being converted to all modes of movement. He was intrigued by some of them, mostly those that were willing to share the design. While this was consuming his attention, he had Chief Tech Odden working with Beacon Advanced Technologies on expanding the nature of the NightNight Gun.

Odden's job was to help Beacon increase the formatting of the gun into .22LR rifle ammunition, so that it could be used in a long gun. While .22 caliber is not massively damaging and doesn't penetrate body armor, it still will penetrate clothing and skin to deliver the dosage. Also, Beacon will be assisted in changing the casing of the gun to allow a Kobold-encased trooper to utilize the NightNight gun as a sidearm.

Prior to this visit, as secured by Quartermaster Quist, the Winter's Dream would have purchased and taken delivery of enough NightNight guns to arm all adult members of the Winter's Dream. Not just the combat personnel but any that would be willing to train and accept one for self and home defense.

((Note: Prior investment in Beacon Advanced Technologies of, I believe, 1 million C-bills.))

it was 2 million back in month 9 (68/04)

I will need a number for the people getting this weapon. You may get all or some of them it is all up to how many are needed.

the APC's will be about 6 months out. the first one for you will be about 3 months out.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 15 September 2021, 01:05:55
220 NightNight guns including techs, support staff and dependents, as well as backups in case one or two fail. 200 for personnel, 20 for backups. I'm also going to start searching for two things related to the ResQ hovers. One is a crew for the first one, and second is 1 platoon of Firefighter Infantry(Motorized)[5 tons for troopers and equipment.]
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 15 September 2021, 16:13:17
220 NightNight guns including techs, support staff and dependents, as well as backups in case one or two fail. 200 for personnel, 20 for backups. I'm also going to start searching for two things related to the ResQ hovers. One is a crew for the first one, and second is 1 platoon of Firefighter Infantry(Motorized)[5 tons for troopers and equipment.]

OK so the weapons will be shipped out over time due to the number. 50 you will get when get 50 over the next two months and the last 70 three months after the first batch.

As for the fire fighters we can talk more about this Sunday.


For the others please let me know who can make it. So far things look good.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 15 September 2021, 18:11:44
I’m sorry all, I will not be able to make it Sunday.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 15 September 2021, 18:53:33
I’m sorry all, I will not be able to make it Sunday.

Sorry you can not. Hope all is well.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 17 September 2021, 14:22:02
So who will be on hand. So I have an idea of how many burgers and dogs are needed.

The only thing I will say for people to bring is what you want to drink.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 17 September 2021, 16:10:24
I'll be there.  And the weather is expected to be fairly pleasant. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 17 September 2021, 20:41:25
I expect to be there
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 18 September 2021, 21:44:55
Comstar message.

“Yo Pops!
I need you to bail me out. I blew my inheritance, even sold Ma’s “Apex Predator”, got a great offer for it. All my friends and I threw a Raving Mad Gala for the new Dean here at the school, right on the boundary. Boy was he enthusiastic. Grandma has said Sayonara, sadly.

                           Ibis”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 19 September 2021, 09:03:58
Traffic report, fatality on  L.I.E. around exit 50, a different route other than L.I.E. is advised
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 19 September 2021, 21:42:29
shadhawk and Devondra:  Made it home OK.  Thanks for the help.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 September 2021, 23:45:31
shadhawk and Devondra:  Made it home OK.  Thanks for the help.   :thumbsup:

cool glad you made it out and no problems getting home  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 September 2021, 23:49:03
OK so things could have been hotter for you all but the numbers just did not like me this time out  xp

You will end up with these toys
MAD-9M Marauder, DGR-3F Dragon Fire, CRD-4D Crusader, OSR-2M Ostroc, PXH-4L Phoenix Hawk, STG-6L Stinger
LCT-1E Locust
Tokugawa Heavy Tank, Demon Tank x 2, Po Heavy Tank (LB-X), Regulator Hovertank, Main Gauche Light Support Tank
Fa Shih Battle Armor Laser

The ComGuard would like the Ostroc. The Ghosts would like the Dragon Fire. The Militia would like the vehicles.
You talk and let me know what is what.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 September 2021, 23:50:18
So on to the new month and fun things  >:D


Nejiro News 1
“A major story tonight is that the GSF engaged a major force north of Tentai Mizumi.”

Hilo TV3
“Today the GSF informs of a major battle that took place a few hundred kilometers north of Tentai Mizumi.”

HBC
“In tonight’s news we have a major report from the GSF about a battle north of Tentai Mizumi.”

The Tarawa Times
“Today the GSF informs us that they engaged in a major battle with unknown forces north of Tentai Mizumi.”

The Moro-Sun Times
“Reports have word that the GSF was involved in a major battle north of Tentai Mizumi.”

The Dakuu-orianyusu
What is the latest “Great News”, It’s the play warriors tell all that they just had the major battle. We ask what “Great” battle, are they speaking of? Does anyone other than the sell swords have proof of this “Great” battle? One must ask these things.

Shin no wadopuresu
Looks like the “Leaders” have news of a major fight here but does not show what happened. They say that this was a large event but nothing is shown. They say they protect you from major threats but show nothing.





At the Zenith jump point a group of JumpShips fade in.
As they settle in the crews take duty stations and start getting the DropShips prepped for they journey to Nejiro.
“Task group commander to task group, fighters to stations and all commanders report status.”





“Sir you need to see this.”
“What is it Go-cho?”
“From the last pass from satellite 4.” Showing the Chu-i the images on his screen. “About 100 klicks west of Quezon.”
“I see looks to be military vehicles.” Looking over the screen. “Gunsho get ahold of the militia and see if they have any units operating west of Quezon.”
“Yes Sir.”
“Go-cho did we have any sign of this on the pass before this?”
“No sir. This sat only passes this are once a day.”
“OK so who ever this they just got here in the last day.”
“Yes sir.”
The comms Gunsho calls over to the Chu-i. “Sir the militia said they do not have any units in the area in question. I also called the ComGuard and GSF and they also report no units in that area.”
“What about any of the Ichizoku or Koichizoku?”
“I am waiting on them.”
“Well they are not ours.” Looking around the room. “OK people I want reports of all other sources on this. Check with ATC to see if they any traffic in that area in the last 24 hours, ANY traffic.” Moving back to his desk. “Move people we have someone close to a city and I want to know just who they are and NOW!”


I will be talking to Grimm to see what is what with them.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 20 September 2021, 13:54:51
MAD-9M Marauder, DGR-3F Dragon Fire, CRD-4D Crusader, OSR-2M Ostroc, PXH-4L Phoenix Hawk, STG-6L Stinger
LCT-1E Locust
Tokugawa Heavy Tank, Demon Tank x 2, Po Heavy Tank (LB-X), Regulator Hovertank, Main Gauche Light Support Tank
Fa Shih Battle Armor Laser

The ComGuard would like the Ostroc. The Ghosts would like the Dragon Fire. The Militia would like the vehicles.
You talk and let me know what is what.

As one of the onsite commanders, I will fully endorse to Kiah the requests of the ComGuard (old tech and solid), Ghosts (getting ammo will be a beast), and Militia, perhaps arrange a massive tailgate party for the delivery of the equipment to the militia.  Do either of the other two commanders on the field want to either back me up or point out something I've forgotten?
 

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 20 September 2021, 14:36:45
I agree.  Bully shot down the Crusader, so I recommend it to him.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 20 September 2021, 15:51:07
I agree.  Bully shot down the Crusader, so I recommend it to him.

He beat it up but it was not a kill..
The way you guys were going if it was a kill it also would be chaff.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 20 September 2021, 18:13:29
Duke would like either the Tokugawa, or the Fa Shih BA or the crusader(mainly because the unit is light on indirect fire support). In preferential Order
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 20 September 2021, 19:41:44
Duke would like either the Tokugawa, or the Fa Shih BA or the crusader(mainly because the unit is light on indirect fire support). In preferential Order

What salvage units want is something to happen back stage.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 20 September 2021, 21:01:16
OK so things could have been hotter for you all but the numbers just did not like me this time out  xp

You will end up with these toys
MAD-9M Marauder, DGR-3F Dragon Fire, CRD-4D Crusader, OSR-2M Ostroc, PXH-4L Phoenix Hawk, STG-6L Stinger
LCT-1E Locust
Tokugawa Heavy Tank, Demon Tank x 2, Po Heavy Tank (LB-X), Regulator Hovertank, Main Gauche Light Support Tank
Fa Shih Battle Armor Laser

The ComGuard would like the Ostroc. The Ghosts would like the Dragon Fire. The Militia would like the vehicles.
You talk and let me know what is what.

Wait a minute?  Did the bad guys just surrender and give us all their stuff?  This is a little too convenient to me, but I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.

First off, Euron is going to request that we parade the captured toys and prisoners to the press along with some Battle ROM footage (edited as necessary, of course), so we can show what took place to the trolls and naysayers.

Second, the Ironborn request dibs on the Regulator and the Fa Shih armor.  Maria Botley would like to talk to somebody about the intact Phoenix Hawk and possibly trading the one she has for it once it's fully repaired.  Also that 9M Marauder is tempting.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 20 September 2021, 23:46:24
And Because the other officers on the field are too busy doing other things "Duke" will order a couple of units on the other bank to scan the munitions and supplies, so we can determine A) TO WHOM did and/or do belong to B) type, quantity, and quality.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 21 September 2021, 05:44:51
And Because the other officers on the field are too busy doing other things "Duke" will order a couple of units on the other bank to scan the munitions and supplies, so we can determine A) TO WHOM did and/or do belong to B) type, quantity, and quality.

Good call,  I completely forgot.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 21 September 2021, 11:31:06
And Because the other officers on the field are too busy doing other things "Duke" will order a couple of units on the other bank to scan the munitions and supplies, so we can determine A) TO WHOM did and/or do belong to B) type, quantity, and quality.

Inside Buildings
Shipping Containers
1)   Pods for Badger A, Badger B, Badger C x2, Badger D
2)   LB 10-X Auto Cannon x2, Armor Plate 3 tons
3)   SRM 6 x4, Artemis IV FCS x4, 4 Medium Pulse Lasers x4, Armor Plate 1 ton
4)   25 tons vehicle parts (tracks, wheels, transmissions and so on)
Ammo Piles
1)   18 Aircraft bombs, LB 10-X Cluster 6 tons, LB 10-X Slug 6 tons, LRM 6 tons, Artemis SRM 6 3 tons, SRM 2 / 4 6 tons
2)   18 Aircraft bombs, LB 10-X Cluster 6 tons, LB 10-X Slug 6 tons, LRM 6 tons, Artemis SRM 6 3 tons, SRM 2 / 4 6 tons
Fuel Supplies
1)   Diesel Fuel 2,640 gallons
2)   Aviation Fuel 2,640 gallons

As for who put them here ..... well they did not have a note that said if found please return to  >:D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 21 September 2021, 15:24:07
Why are we putting salvage discussions in two different places?  Could we simply put it on the thread?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 21 September 2021, 15:26:56
Maria Botley would like to talk to somebody about the intact Phoenix Hawk and possibly trading the one she has for it once it's fully repaired.  Also that 9M Marauder is tempting.
What is the model of Phoenix Hawk that Botley currently possesses and what is its condition?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 21 September 2021, 16:02:42
What is the model of Phoenix Hawk that Botley currently possesses and what is its condition?

Please take the talk about the toys back stage.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 22 September 2021, 15:28:12
What goes in the thread vs. what goes in the PM?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 22 September 2021, 17:38:59
What goes in the thread vs. what goes in the PM?

Talking about who gets or wants what toy from last mission is for back stage.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 22 September 2021, 17:58:16
The parts and munitions found among the buildings for aircraft should be considered an ill-omen.  We should have the techs examine the parts to determine which aircraft they would be used for.  Of course, they could be for the vtols we fought, but that should be investigated.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 22 September 2021, 20:15:31
sorry all been very tiered so just got to the boards today

we are getting a little ahead of ourselves

Kiah makes arraignments for the salvage from the buildings and the fields to be brought into the company stores, the requests for equipment from the field will be processed from the command office.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 22 September 2021, 20:44:31
the requests of the iron born for the tank and the fa shih battle armor will take president as they are part of the gsf

the requests from the others on the field seem reasonable - conference meeting will be held with the commanders to review the requests to ensure there are no adamant objections

 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 22 September 2021, 21:44:00
the requests of the iron born for the tank and the fa shih battle armor will take president as they are part of the gsf

the requests from the others on the field seem reasonable - conference meeting will be held with the commanders to review the requests to ensure there are no adamant objections

Planetry militia has first rights to armor salvage.
GSF has 100% salvage rights to all Battlemech salvage per the unit contract 
Loyalty Forsaken or Disinherited is part of the GSF.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 23 September 2021, 08:49:11
the requests of the iron born for the tank and the fa shih battle armor will take president as they are part of the gsf

the requests from the others on the field seem reasonable - conference meeting will be held with the commanders to review the requests to ensure there are no adamant objections
So the way I read this is that Loyalty Forsaken is NOT part of the GSF. Very nice, wish I HAD KNOWN SOONER I WOULD have madesure there was more SHARPNEL AND FLECHETTE pieces than salvage on the field.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 23 September 2021, 10:59:26
Okay, so, there are many things wrong with giving the Tokugawa and fa shih to the ironborn right off the bat.

1. They requested the most items. We haven't even worked out what amounts of stuff we are each getting.

2. Loyalty Forsaken actually put in their claim first.

3. All of the players units are from the GSF.

4. Deciding unilaterally is not fair.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 23 September 2021, 14:16:50
Actually based on the requests everyone has made thus far, I am not seeing too many conflicts.  I do not intend to make any form of a unilateral decision, but I am hoping to recommend something that will work for everyone.

No, Bully is not selling it all and being last seen on a dropship to Solaris...
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 23 September 2021, 16:45:56
the requests of the iron born for the tank and the fa shih battle armor will take president as they are part of the gsf

the requests from the others on the field seem reasonable - conference meeting will be held with the commanders to review the requests to ensure there are no adamant objections
OOG AND OOC: rethink and edit this post. ( this is epic crash level otherwise)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 23 September 2021, 17:14:59
It was poorly phrased, Ogre.  We've all done it.  Hang in there
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 23 September 2021, 17:16:07
okay all disregard my prior post

i did not realize requests were coming in from different areas

not used to all these privaite messaging

all requests are going to be regaurded

i have to go in and complie everyones requests from all the different areas.

a "company storage" was established way back by Jack so i was going to continue it

i am working though the pm now
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 23 September 2021, 21:32:11
ogremage: My side requested the Fa Shih because we already have all the spare parts and components needed to fix and maintain Fa Shihs since we use 2 squads of them already.  Same reason I want the Regulator, because we already operate 2 of them (the more different makes of vehicles you use, the more places you have to go to get the parts to maintain them; for a modern example: I doubt you can use the same parts to fix a Ford that you use to fix a Toyota).  It's better to need only one type of parts, it's cheaper and you only have to shop with one company (unless the BT universe standardized ALL the parts no matter what machine you're trying to maintain). 

If you really want the Fa Shihs, I guess I'll let you have them since I don't have enough APCs for the extra squad.  I'll even sell you the components you need along with an instruction manual translated into the language of your choice and send a tech to explain how to maintain them.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 24 September 2021, 00:59:14
OK crew I will ask once more that all talk of the toy collection be done back stage  :thumbsup:

Thank You  8)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 24 September 2021, 17:56:26
Items I need to know about GSF:

CO: Kiah
XO: Ironborn CO
S1: personnel ? (usually xo)
S2: intelligence/counterintelligence?
S3: operations
S4: supply/salvage/ repairs
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 24 September 2021, 20:23:16
The COs of the GSF units will receive a message with the following downloadable content:

Stealth Armor 101: A seminar by the Ironborn.

Ironborn chief technicians Harald Hoare and Julia Goodbrother provide basic information on the subject of stealth armor.  How does it work?  How do you maintain and repair it?  These questions and more will answered in this hour-long seminar.

Content Warning: Stealth Armor is still considered a closely-held state secret within the Capellan Confederation and as such will subject any who watch the following seminar to the scrutiny of the Maskirovka.  The Ironborn will NOT be held responsible for any loss of life or limb you or your unit may incur from watching the following seminar.  Therefore, consider yourself forewarned.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 25 September 2021, 16:58:29
“Sir I have another group of units in the area. They are moving towards the other two groups.”
“Any idea of how they got their”
“No sir they just got picked up by the recon sat.”
“OK, get the GSF on the line they will have to go see what is going.”



“Nejiro control to GSF we have three I say again three different units operating about 100 klicks west of Quezon. We need eyes on the ground.”
“Roger control GSF will send units.”


OK so we are go for Grimm on 10/17 start time 1 pm
normal drill people
1) Battlemech
1) Armored Unit
1) Infantry Unit
1) Player choice unit
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 25 September 2021, 23:17:13
I'll be there.

Mech: Griffin "Ice QUeen" piloting.
Armor: Vedette "Tempest"
Infantry: Kobold Platoon & "Hunter's Den"
Wild Card: Black Knight "Second Chance" piloting.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 26 September 2021, 06:57:21
Can the units that took part in the most recent game be used?  All of my mechs were on the field and all of my other units are escorting my support staff, supplies, and equipment to our new home.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 26 September 2021, 12:12:19
Can the units that took part in the most recent game be used?  All of my mechs were on the field and all of my other units are escorting my support staff, supplies, and equipment to our new home.

Yes. They will be in the same condition as after the last mission as they will be going from that area to the new AO.

This goes for any unit involved in the last mission. They can be used on this mission but they will be down any ammo used and will have any damage taken from the mission.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 26 September 2021, 12:56:28
“Task force command to all ship commanders, get ready for landing operations. CAP will stay with the JumpShips, CAS will go in with the landing group.”
“Sir all commands report ready, Drop in five.”
“Good drop in five.”




“Sir TF-3068.2 is in system and ready to commence operations.”
“Good, give the group commander my complements and inform him we are ready on our end.”



“Task Force command to Task Group start you burn to the planet.”



“TG-3068.22 to Nejiro space control we request flight path and landing zone.”
“Nejiro space control to TG-3068.22 welcome, your flight path and landing zone has been transmitted.”



“”Sir the Task Group is in bound.”
“Good now get ready to do what we are here for.”
“Yes sir.”
“Sho-sho how may I be of service to you?” Nicolas ask.
“It has come to my attention that you will be relocating to Nejiro.”
“I will be moving my office to Nejiro for now. Things are too unsettled at this time and my office personal need a safe location.”
“Please do not think I have a problem with this.  I find it a happy thing that you are looking out for your people.”
“Thank you. My people have looked after things for me and I look out for them.”
“That is something that many do not think of or do. But for the reason I am calling is to see if you have some room to transport something of importance to Nejiro.”
“As long as if will fit in to a cargo hold I see no problem.”
“This item will fit.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 26 September 2021, 13:33:17
"Duke" being curious and looking to the future will inquire up the chain of command if anyone, a family, or a clan hold title or claim to the  land at the previous battle site.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 26 September 2021, 19:12:07
Items I need to know about GSF:

CO: Kiah
XO: Ironborn CO
S1: personnel ? (usually xo)
S2: intelligence/counterintelligence?
S3: operations
S4: supply/salvage/ repairs

this is being worked on and a full list will be posted soon.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 27 September 2021, 00:44:03
OK question for the GSF commanders

The idea of showing off the equipment and POWs was put out so do you want to do this and what city would do this in?

On the Battle ROM front that is a no go. showing them will be a major intel coupe for all the bad guys.

Please answer back stage  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 29 September 2021, 01:48:03
“Chiji, Precentor Wilkes would like to have a word with you.”
“Please send his call in.”
“He is in my office.”
“Then send him in.”
Wilkes nods to Joy and walks into Meiyo’s office.
“So what brings you to my humble office” She eyes him over.
“I felt that this should not be handled by just an Acolyte.” He hands her a data pad that asks for a retina scan. “It also gives me a reason to get away from the compound.” He smiles. “I will wait in your outer office.” He walks out.
Meiyo performs the scan.   
The opening screen is of the DCMS Dragon.
“I hope that this message finds you in good health and mind. With all that is happening around known space the Dragon’s needs are great. During this time of great need the Dragon asks much of the people. At this time I must ask more of you and your people to help the Dragon. At this time I bestow the rank of Sho-sho to you and command of all DCMS/DCA units in your system. May the Dragon protect you and your people!”
The image of Minamoto Kurita Gunji-no-Kanrei fades out.
“Joy would you have Precentor Wilkes come back into my office.”
As he re-enters her office. “I hope it is good news.”
“Yes and no, but I have to ask why you thought this was to importin to trust to a normal currier?”
“All messages are coded so that they cannot be read by just anyone, but all the stations the message moves through is not. By looking at the stations and the fact it is an alpha message gives it away.”
“I see, thank you.” She puts out her hand for him to sit down. “I would like to thank your personnel for what they did for us the other day.”
“Please no thanks are needed. That is part of our mandate out here after all. You have helped them by letting them attend training that will be of great help.”
“Just something we offer to all that help protect Nejiro.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 29 September 2021, 01:59:20
“Sir the drone just entered the area the satellite spotted the unknown units and we have a bigger problem.”
“Get it out son, what is the problem?”
“We have civilians in the area.”
“Great! What in the name of the nine levels of hell are civilians doing out that way.”
“I have no idea but it looks like they are in trouble. A couple of the vehicles look to be burning.”
“OK, get word to the GSF so they know to bring medical support.”
“On it sir.”


for the DC the boss lady will be part of your force but she is an extra not part of the force.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 29 September 2021, 02:01:08
“We are having problems with you and you groups travel papers.” The customs officer looks at the young woman. “We cannot let you continue on until we get this straightened out.”
“I do not understand. We did all of the paper work months ago.” She looks at the officer. “We were told that everything was good to go.”
“I cannot speak for who did your paper work I can only speak of what is need here and now and you are missing a bunch of the need travel forms.” He looks over to one of the security officers. “If you would please go with this officer he will take you to a place where you can fill out the missing forms.”
“OK but can the others and I find a place to stay first. Somehow I think this is going to take a while.”
“Understandable the officer will take you and you party to a place that you will be able to stay while this is handled. Due to the size of your group things will be …. close.”
“I understand, thank you.” She heads off to her group with the other customs officer.



“I am here to help. Due to how late in the day it is I will offer that you rest today and start fresh tomorrow.” The customs officer looks at the young woman and her group. “I will stay with you. If you need something, anything please just ask.”
“Once more thank you.” She informs the group that they have more paper work to do.
“Before we go to the rest area can we stop at a ComStar office? I need to send a message.”
“That is not a problem. They have offices in the complex.”



“I need this message to go out alpha.” She informs the Acolyte working with her.
“That is not a problem.” He looks over the address. “It will take about a week to get to its destination.”
“If that is the fastest way then it has to be.”

Message
Yo Pops


I need some help. We got out but not too far. You know how things work can you do anything from your end?

                           Ibis



“As I told the customs officer yesterday my group and I filled out all the travel forms months ago.”
“Yes I see but due to the way things are now things have changed and new forms are needed. This should not take long to fix.”
“That is what they always say.” She is not happy. “I am sorry for that. It has been one thing after another.”
“I do understand and we will look to make this be as quick as we can.”


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 September 2021, 00:45:28
So check you pm's for what you got.

it was done by what was asked for. How long your unit is with the GSF. How much you did during the missions.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 02 October 2021, 00:02:04
“Sir the drone just entered the area the satellite spotted the unknown units and we have a bigger problem.”
“Get it out son, what is the problem?”
“We have civilians in the area.”
“Great! What in the name of the nine levels of hell are civilians doing out that way.”
“I have no idea but it looks like they are in trouble. A couple of the vehicles look to be burning.”
“OK, get word to the GSF so they know to bring medical support.”
“On it sir.”


for the DC the boss lady will be part of your force but she is an extra not part of the force.  :thumbsup:


Does anyone have trained combat medics among their troops? If my troops are done with their combat medic training, i'm bringing them. If not, I'll bring my Kobolds, and hope that we can still evac the wounded.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 02 October 2021, 06:54:01
Devondra has a MASH unit and my personnel have good first-aid training.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 04 October 2021, 12:43:36
In deep the heavy woods of Shinrin. “Looks like I have new orders.” Looking at the readout on the pad. “I can do what is needed. No more waiting. I will also be free do deal with others that do not hold true the oath they have given.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 04 October 2021, 20:20:09
17 October 2021
I will not be physically present.
My forces will be
Chimera
"Dog Pound" w/ BA
Mantueffel primary/w BA
Ajax B config/w BA

A note to command:
What is our objective(s)
1) intercept and engage if necessary unidentified forces?
2) evacuate the civilians?
3) both 1 and 2?

It should be decided by C.O.C.(chain of command) which units are tasked with which objective to complete. For example as my unit has no assets to aid non-combatants my objective should be to assist identifying and engaging the OPFOR if necessary away from the non-combatants. Please not I do not have any senior leadership(O4 or higher) present for this mission.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 04 October 2021, 20:55:59
17 October 2021
I will not be physically present.
My forces will be
Chimera
"Dog Pound" w/ BA
Mantueffel primary/w BA
Ajax B config/w BA

A note to command:
What is our objective(s)
1) intercept and engage if necessary unidentified forces?
2) evacuate the civilians?
3) both 1 and 2?

It should be decided by C.O.C.(chain of command) which units are tasked with which objective to complete. For example as my unit has no assets to aid non-combatants my objective should be to assist identifying and engaging the OPFOR if necessary away from the non-combatants. Please not I do not have any senior leadership(O4 or higher) present for this mission.

The mission is to find out who the units are that are operating in the AO are and what they are doing in that area.
Standing orders are and have always been to safeguard civilians.
How the GSF units do this is up to them.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 07 October 2021, 14:16:21
In light of the fact that we have much in the way of medical support, I'll be bringing my kobold platoon.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 07 October 2021, 14:52:41
In light of the fact that we have much in the way of medical support, I'll be bringing my kobold platoon.

So what is your full unit going to be?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 07 October 2021, 17:51:44
Kobolds in Hunter's Den
Ice Queen in Griffin GRF-3M
Vedette known as Tempest
Second Chance in Black Knight BL-6b-KNT

Should be fun. :)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 10 October 2021, 14:05:23
The Hands of the Goddess will be contributing the following units:
Griffin
Hussar
Pegasus
Karnov B with battle armor
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 14 October 2021, 12:10:02
“Sir the drone shows three groups. Two are moving to the civilians and one group is holding back by the hills to the west. One group is moving from the west and the other from the south. The group in the hills looks to armor and infantry. The group moving from the west looks to be ‘Mechs and armor. The group from the south is also ‘Mechs and armor.


Just a reminder that Sunday at Grimm  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 15 October 2021, 17:06:37
I won't be there Sunday, but:

Dragon's Clutch-
MASH with Grandmother
Owens with battle Armor
Bandit Hover Transport outfitted for medevac with Raiden battle armor external
Kestrel Medevac VTOL
Heavy hover APC with 2 points of Kage Armor
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 16 October 2021, 23:48:38
“Control to GSF strike force can you hold back a unit so we can drop them in a different location.”
“Roger control we can.”





“Tai-i we are setting up a perimeter around the civilian vehicles.”
“Good Chu-i, keep them safe.”
‘Tai-i, we will move to flank the others to draw some of the heat off the civilians.”
“Good, I will hit them head on. Maybe that will get them to think twice about attacking civilians.”
“Tai-i I have movement form east.”
“Keep an eye it. It could be ComGuard or Word of Blake units. We know that both have units in the area.”
“Sir they read as the Chiji’s forces.”
“This just got interesting.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 17 October 2021, 20:14:36
“Did I just hear what I think I did?” Sergeant Rey asks over the comms. “I am passing this back to command.”
“Adept Wood to Lieutenant Tan, Chi-i Jung and I will setup around Dr. Musasho with her escort. Take the other units and see to the civilians.”



“Are the Strikers setting up around the civilian vehicles?” Adept Wood asks.
“Looks that way, they are setting up at the four points. Also the Karnovs are moving along the flank and the ‘Mechs are going after the other units.” Chi-i Jung responds.



“Lieutenant Tan that group by the civilian vehicles is the same group we had dealings with back in January that was giving Ceallach troops problems and Colonel Grayjoy and I said they could remove themselves from the field and once more in March when they helped with the Arkab problem. Do not start with them but if they fire on you return fire.”



“Now I see why Captain Bonanno wants to check fire on them.” Chi-i Jung states over the general comms.



“Lieutenant Tan I picking up some more chatter from the units just ahead.” Sergeant Rey reports to her CO.
“What do you have Rey?”
“I cannot make out a lot of it because they are talking so fast and Japanese, but it sounds like someone is asking for a butt kicking and someone is going to give it.”



“Lieutenant Tan I got movement from the south.”
“Keep an eye on it Sergeant.”
“Will do Lt.”



“Lieutenant Tan I am getting a combat feel but I cannot figure out where it is coming from. It does have a lot of new intel and some overlaps ours.” Sergeant looks at the readings. “Someone is dropping a lot of thunder.”
“That must be that group that back in February hit the Doc’s place and some of them were at the rest stop in March and the desert in April.“ Sergeant Tereshakaya cuts in.


“Lieutenant Tan I am getting a request we stand down from the unit between us and the mine lovers.” Chi-i Jung informs the GSF lead. “From what I am picking out we are going to have some prisoners.”



“Chiji Defense Forces you will stand down this matter is settled. The ones that are reasonable for the attack on the civilians and the commander of the other force are for the Chiji. The Battlemech belongs to me. The others will retire from the field. I have the codes to destroy the mines and will do so after my warriors and I are clear. Also have your flanking force stand down.”



After the Battlemech has been dragged from the mined area and the two Badgers have been escorted by Tora and Crab Battlemechs to the GSF units and a perimeter set the members of the unit that defended the civilians exit their vehicles and walk towards the MASH truck tending to the civilians. Tai-i Tan and Talon Sergeant Hasagawa’s battle armor squads stand ready. The older ‘Mech warrior holds up one hand to let them know they are not threat.
“Redi Musashi Kiko I offer to you the loyal service of the Burūsutōmu Kaisha.” The aged ‘Mech warrior takes a knee and presents his katana to Dr Musashi. “We are done with the lies of the Kokuryu-kai. They and we have forgotten who and what true Samurai are. We will no longer be Ronin if you honor us to serve you.” The others drop to their knees and bow deeply to her. “To see mercenaries hold honor ….. has shown us much that we have forgotten.”
“How do I know that you will keep you word, you are not keeping it with the Kokuryu-kai. You did not keep it to the Dragon.”
“You have a good point. I will offer that like others the words of the Kokuryu-kai sounded true and for a long time like other members of our family I was under the spell of these words.” He still holds the weapon for her to take from him. “But at this time I have seen the lies that the words of the Kokuryu-kai are nothing more than words for week people to take something that does not belong to them. So I offer my service and the service of my warriors to you. I Musashi Enyo your late husband’s second cousin give you my word that we of the Musashi clan no longer are under the spell of the Kokuryu-kai.” Looking at Kiko. “We were seeking you out when this happened just so you understand us.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 26 October 2021, 19:59:30
I'm going to be "THAT GUY", with no game in November( I wonder why? :D) Do we have a date for December yet? :drool:

Oh and by the way "Happy Anniversary." :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 28 October 2021, 08:31:03
I'm going to be "THAT GUY", with no game in November( I wonder why? :D) Do we have a date for December yet? :drool:

November may happen. Just need something to end. as for December that will happen after November  :-X

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Oh and by the way "Happy Anniversary." :thumbsup:

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 31 October 2021, 18:01:22
A Clint, Raven, J. Edgar Hover Tank and a Heavy A.P.C. will enter the area as the combat ends.
“Looks like we made the party late and no one left us something to eat.”
“Well next time don’t take so long to pick your music for the trip if you want a shot at the buffet.”
“I’m getting major comm chatter between the two units in the hills. Can’t make heads of tails of most of it, they got to slow a bit now that they switched to a standard freak. I should have worked on my Japanese more.”
“So what is going on over that way?”
“Hard to tell, both sides are speaking so fast I can’t keep up. But from what I did get looks like they are working out a truce. One group has to give up some gear. The one that is down is going to someone but his ride now belongs to the ones that dropped it.”
“Standard Sphere thing, looks like we got some old school boys playing is our sand box. I know the boss will use that bit real well.”
“I know one thing just by how they were talking one crew is not very happy with the other and if these two cross again it will be ugly as all get out.”
“What are they doing? They are moving to the area with the civvies. Everyone look sharp this may get hot fast.”
“WOW look at all those guys around the MASH perk up. This may be round two.
“Now what are they up to? They all stopped over by the MASH and are powering down.”
“Look all of them are dismounting and walking towards the MASH.”
“YA and all that BA don’t look real happy about that.”
“YO that old dude just took out his sword and is offering it to the old lady.”
“What the?”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 31 October 2021, 18:19:53
“Sho-sho I do not like to be the one to bring this news but we have a very large problem.” Cho-sa Westfield starts the video call. “I have been informed that the command crew, the security teams and some of the crew of the Winds of Heaven are Kokuryu-kai.”
“What can we do about this problem before it gets larger?”
“I have sent units to deal with this and do have some on board that will be of help, but they will need some support.”
“What kind of support?”
“I know that some of your people are trained for ship board work. I think it would be better if some of them work with the units I have moving to the problem at this time.”
“I will have the proper personal meet with your group right away.”
“Thank you Sho-sho.”
“OH before I forget as commander of the area I am promoting you to Tai-sa.” She shows him his new rank pins and a hard copy of the paper work. “I will give these to you when you return. As my second in command you will need the rank.”
Westfield has a blank look on his face for a second or two then. “Thank You Sho-sho.” He bows to her.
“Do not thank me so fast, you will find that with your new rank you have new problems.” She smiles at him. “One question for you Tai-sa, how do you know about this.” She points to her new rank bars. “I only found out a few hours ago?”
“As second in command I was informed about your new rank by DCA command. Also I know people that know people.” He smiles.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 31 October 2021, 20:40:12
“Sir the boys a crypto just got some intel form that last data drop and it looks like the robs just pulled a major personnel change.”
“What do you have?”
“Looks like they pulled a lot of people for some other mission, but the ones that pulled out did not take any gear with them.”
“Well could have been more incoming troops, so we take this as a win for now. Still they will back up gear so they will not be having a lot of down time.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 31 October 2021, 20:45:47
“Sir the boys a crypto just got some intel form that last data drop and it looks like the robs just pulled a major personnel change.”
“What do you have?”
“Looks like they pulled a lot of people for some other mission, but the ones that pulled out did not take any gear with them.”
“Well could have been more incoming troops, so we take this as a win for now. Still they will back up gear so they will not be having a lot of down time.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 01 November 2021, 23:56:06
“Sir the boys a crypto just got some intel form that last data drop and it looks like the robs just pulled a major personnel change.”
“What do you have?”
“Looks like they pulled a lot of people for some other mission, but the ones that pulled out did not take any gear with them.”
“Well could have been more incoming troops, so we take this as a win for now. Still they will have all that back up gear so they will not be having a lot of down time.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 01 November 2021, 23:57:16
“I do not like having people that I have never worked with just dropping in and tell me they are here to help.”
“We will not be or get in your way. We are to do a mission set and some of that mission set will be helping yours as well.”
“I would like to see your orders.”
“As you can see we are working with your command but not under it. We will be working our missions and some of said missions will be of help to your mission as well.”
“I do not understand how this will work.”
“Simple we will do our missions and you will do yours. As we do our mission you will find that your mission will benefit your mission as well. To start my people will see what is happening and will inform you of things that will help you plan your next operations.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 01 November 2021, 23:58:01
“Sir we have movement to the south of the grounds.”
“Send out a security team to see what it is.”
“Yes sir.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 02 November 2021, 09:42:48
“Westfield to teams you are a go. We will have help from the guard as well. We will be a few hours behind you.”
“Roger that sir. We should be on site in a couple of days. It will be good to have the extra help.”
“Roger that team lead. I will be traveling with the guard.”
“Roger that sir.”
“Just get the door open and keep it open until we get on site.”
“Will do sir.”



“Westfield to Nejiro Space control I need you to route TG-3068.22 to this location.” He sends the location. “I also need traffic cleared from that area as well. I will also need clearance for a hi-speed track to this location.” He sends the locations. “These are orders cleared by the Chiji and here are the codes.”
“Roger sir.”



“Alpha to all teams we are starting the music.”



“Westfield to the 565th I need you to go the spaceport to provide extra security. You should take the 268th with you.”
“Yes Sir!”



“Welcome Cho-sa.” The Tai-i Welcomes Westfield.
“Thank you. Are you and your people ready for a fast trip?”
“We are always ready sir.”
“Good then let’s get going.”



“Nijero flight control to TG-3068.22 we have to re-route you do to other traffic that will cross your flight path. We are sending you your new flight plan.”
“Roger that will move to new flight path.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 02 November 2021, 10:07:26
“Young one you should not be out in these woods so late. Someone might think you an intruder and shoot you.”
“Who are you and why are you here?”
“As you doing what needs to be done. We need to not be in this place, others will be along and I do not think that will be good for us.”
Looking at his wrist he sees that a group people are heading toward them. “Old man you are causing me problems.”
“No young one. I have been here for weeks bothering none. I know of a place, they will not find us that is if you keep you mind in the now and here.”
“Well than we both should get moving.” The two melt in to the wooded darkness.

“Central it has to have been an animal. We have found nothing and we have covered the area.”
“OK patrol you can come in just stay sharp and double check everything on the way back.”





“Duke ComStar just dropped this off for you.” They duty sergeant hands Duke a data pad.
“Danke.” Duke reads it. “Just great, Sergeant I need you to get the governor on the line ASAP.”
“Yes Sir!”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 03 November 2021, 00:19:55
“Alpha to escort, stand by to deal with the CAP if they do not stand down.”
“Roger Alpha. Weapons are hot.”
“Tai-i Tora to Winds of Heaven CAP you are to stand down. If you do not comply you will be shot down.”
“Tai-i we do not recognize you authority you will vacate this area or you will be shot down.”
“This is my authority. I am sending you authorized codes now.”
“CAG to CAP flight stand down.”
“CAP you will join up with our escort and stand by.”
“CAP will comply.”



“Sir the comms and sensors just went down.”
“What? Get teams on it. Have security stand by.”



“Sir our security teams have not stopped the intruders.”
“What are you saying we have a full security complement on board how come they have not stopped this already?”
“Sir the boarders are slipping past the sensors and have help from some of the crew and the DCA security teams. From what our security teams report I think that the boarding teams are ISF.” The XO tells the Captain. “We have not been able to contact the CAP fighters at all.”
“Dam it get what crewmembers we can trust to help the security teams.”
“I have already done that sir. The boarding teams and crew helping them have control of the aft end of the ship plus the docking collars and are moving forward. Most of the crew is not taking sides.”
“Sir I have a DropShip on approach and coming in fast.” The sensor officer informs the Captain. “I cannot get an ID due to the ECM.”
“Great just what we need more unwanted guests. See if we can get the Task Group back.”
“We have not been able to make contact with them.” The comms offices reports. “The boarders have all the comm channels blocked.”
“OK, get the shuttles ready to go.” Looking around the bridge. “We will move on my order.”
“Sir the on board sensors just went down.”
“OK people move. We are getting out before they cut us off from the flight bay.” Looking to the XO. “Get the security teams to hold off the intruders until we get off ship.”
“Sir I don’t know how long security can hold now that the intruders have reinforcements.” The XO looks at the skipper.
”Command group with me, junior officers hold the bridge as long as you can.” The Captain draws his sidearm. “Command group we move now.”





“Nijero flight control to TG-3068.22 with your new vector we will have to have you land at the far end of the port. Due to how open that end is we will have a security force in place by the time you land.”
“Roger control.”




“YO boss who is the new robe?”
“Don’t know but looks like that one has some juice but the way the old boy is acting.”
‘You want two to see what this one is up to?”
“YA but have two hang way back. They are to just watch for a while. This is going to be trouble I can feel it.”
“You got it boss.”
“Have transport on standby. We might be moving fast.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 04 November 2021, 11:35:44
“Sir the command crew is not on the bridge and both of the small craft have launched.” A trooper reports. “We have control of the ship, the ships security forces and some of the junior officers in the brig.”
“And why am I not surprised that the command crew did not stay.” Looking at the trooper. “Keep the security and officers in the brig. Get the rest of the crew together on the gravdeck, I will speak with them in a few.”
“On it sir!”
“After that I will have a talk with the prisoners that we do have.”



On the gravdeck. “OK, so let’s start off I am Cho-sa Westfield and by order of Sho-sho Saganami and the power vested in her by the DCA I now have command of this vessel.” He looks at the crew. “I know most of you had no idea that most of the senior of and some of the other officers are members of the Kokuryu-kai.” Checking the reaction of the crew. “We know that these officers and crew were not working for the good of the Dragon. We know they are working for selfish reasons and goals. The Dragon wants you to know that it is no fault of yours what they were doing and that your loyalty is apparent in your service to date.” Opening his arms to all of the crew. “We … All of us will now put this fine ship back in the true service of Dragon.”



In the brig. “You all know that you have dishonored your oath to the Dragon and that by doing this act you also dishonor your families. Think of this as you serve out you prison time.” Looking over all of them. “You will soon be transported to a local prison to serve your time for your dishonor. You will find that the local people do not like those who do not have honor.” Looking over every one of them. “Also notice that the ones that were in charge made sure they got off the ship.”



“Get a message to the Sho-sho that the Winds of Heaven is back in the hands of the Dragon. The command crew jumped ship.”





“My boys are your major firepower why are you sending us on this.”
“You are under my employ you do not ask why, you do what and when I tell you. Now get you pilots moving. You do not get to question me.”
“This better be worth it.”
“What was that sellsword? You don’t like working here. You more than free to work for others, OH wait you have to work for me because of your many problems you made. NOW, get your people moving.”
“Talking that way will buy you many problems.”
“I have a big bank account. I also have other assets to deal with problems. Now if you want off the rock that can happen but only if you keep them safe. You just may get off this rock when they do. You may also have fewer problems. I do pay very well after all but you have to work hard also.”





“YO boss two reports that the new one just went into a shop on the south side.”
“Is he still alone?”
“Best they can tell.”
“OK have two see how long he stays ….. NO have two bug out now.”
“Wait what.”
“Get them out now. They’re getting setup.”
“One to two bug out now.”
“We are out now as well. Dam I feel like a nub. Getting played like this.”
“How, you think they are on to us?”
“Sure, not the old guard they’ve been on world for some time and have not been a problem for us. This new one …. is going to so be a problem I just feel it.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 04 November 2021, 16:06:33
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 05 November 2021, 00:09:40
“GSF Command to all units we need you to prep a fast strike unit to try and pick up the trail of some DCA Ronin. They just landed in two shuttle craft on the west side of Shinrin. The heavy woods and mountains will slow them down they will also slow you down. We think they will try for the Kazumi or Saganami Shiro. We would like you to bring them back alive but if you must dead will work. You must intercept them before they get to Kazumi Lands. You will not be able to enter the Kazumi lands at this time. If you do they will be free to stop you. Both have very protected borders. You should expect some form of escort. Make sure you ID them as well.”


OK people this is the mission setup:
This will be different then normal.
This time out you will pick 2 "Mechs .... One will be on the mission no matter what the other is a backup in cast turnout is low
I will going to Grim to see when we get to party  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 05 November 2021, 00:10:26
“I want all units setup in thirty. They will be down in sixty. Keep it tight no one in or out of the area. I want the first sweep do in fifteen and the second with all in place.” Three of the officers move off. “I want you team to float. We need to keep them thing we are just ground security. We will wait for the boarding teams report before we do anything.” The last office bows and heads off.



“Nijero flight control to TG-3068.22 we have you on final. Please have the ships ready for inspection within twenty of landing as customs will be waiting.”
“Roger control we will be ready” The six DropShips split up to land. The fighters land back on the Leopard CV and she take a vector to land with the Gazelle and two Buccaneers following. The Nekohono’o and Seeker both stand on their tails and start the burns to slow down.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 05 November 2021, 00:11:00
“Sorry to say they did not stay long.”
“That is fine. We will have to stay alert.”
“But I wanted to have a chat with them. Are not always on guard?”
“Yes, we are but they just showed they are smart and well trained. You will get other chances to have your chat. You will need to be on you best when you do as the chances will be few. If we falter in any way they will interfere with our mission.”
“We can remove them with ease.”
“We need to talk with some of them to learn what we need to do. Also do not be so sure of that. Read the data on this world.”
“I know that they have good people but we are.”
With his hand raised she falls silent. “They are skilled and will cause problems if we do not take care. We are here for a mission and that must be in the forefront of your mind at all times. Anything that will be a problem will be solved. Some problems can be solved with force others need a fine touch. And we just solved one problem. We now know they have very capable security people who can track us and are smart in that they know when to back off. We will have to and will adjust. For now we keep our eyes and ears open.”
“As you say sir.”
“Now have the other go to the equipment, we will be finding a new place to work from. I was not happy with the site we were given to start with and this just confirmed why.”
“Yes sir.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 05 November 2021, 00:13:02
“Young one over this way.”
“Why are we moving in circles?”
“It is the way of nature. Also it will let us know if they follow us.”
“They stopped a few minutes ago. They are heading home.”
“You know this how?”
“I have a count of how many they are and they are walking past sensors I placed.”
“I see.”





“Charlie to control we are on the move.”
“Roger Charlie, good hunting.”





“Young one we have some heavies moving our way.”
“What makes you think they are heading this way.”
“You cannot feel them”
“Feel what?”
“You need your toys to much. Relax yourself and you will see.”
“Great I’m stuck with a nut case.”
“You think I am crazy? Then why did you follow?”
“What? I came along to make sure that that security team did take you or me.”
“OH so you think I am the one that needs protection.”
“Well yes.”
“It is you that need protection. Protection from your things. You have the skill but you do not use it.”
“What are you going on about old man?”
“I see you but you do not see yourself or what is around you. Now CENTER yourself.”
“OK old one.”
“They are close just let our surroundings tell you what is here.”
“What I can feel the ground. The animals are moving away.”
“See listen and you will hear. They are four plus some vehicles. Now if any of your toys are east of us we just may learn more.”
“I do have some sensors in place.” Looking at is pad. “You are correct. Four heavy ‘Mechs are moving to the west. They also have five vehicles. They also have a couple of lights as well.”
“No one is perfect but you did listen and you also used your toys. Each has its place. Now we move to a place so you can tell other of what we just found.”
“OK old one I will follow.”



“Jonah what do you have?”
“Ellis has toys moving west.”
“That figures. We have a problem on the far side.”
“So he is going to help that problem?”
“Yes but I still cannot do anything until I can prove these units are his.”
“Well I can. They just walked by and they had to come from his place.”
“Are you sure, I need proof that cannot be picked a part.”
“Well then I have to say no, I picked them up at a point that some can say they came from Kazumi or him.”
“Keep working on this and get back as soon as you can.”
“Will do. I have a friend he would like a word.”
“OK put him on.”
“Chiji as per our early correspondence I have not entered the Shiro of the Ronin but will soon I ask for this one to assist me.”
“Wait what”
“If you feel he can help then he will work with you. Won’t you Jonah.”
“What are you two talking about? Yes cousin as you wish.”
“Good his skills are good but I will help him improve.”
“Thank You Shujin Sano. Out.”


“Shujin? Wait master of what?”
“Young one when you are ready you will know. For now we move.”
“OK old one.”





“Hay Victoria one of my friends just informed me that our boy is going to play. You think we can get to Shinrin?”
“I will have to check with a few people but we just might.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 05 November 2021, 15:35:01
The Hands of the Goddess will send the omni-Firestarter with a squad of battlearmor with the Piranha as backup.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 06 November 2021, 23:11:24
Winter's dream will send Mine Dancer in the Kyudo with Ice Queen as backup in the Griffin.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 07 November 2021, 09:30:49
We are trying to capture dropship crewmen presumably on foot.  If possible, bring omnis with battlearmor.  Anything else and we're likely to be bringing them back dead.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 07 November 2021, 12:43:52
Okay... so edit my choices to Strider-C "Blitz" with associated b.a. and Mine Dancer in the Kyudo as backup.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 07 November 2021, 13:11:59
I have only laser pointers and a very LARGE bowling ball
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 07 November 2021, 13:21:52
They're bound to have friends, so bring it.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 07 November 2021, 14:55:49
OK so I setup 2 dates

11/28 will be this mission.


12/19 will be the next one.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 07 November 2021, 15:06:03
The Hands of the Goddess will send the omni-Firestarter with a squad of battlearmor with the Piranha as backup.

Please pick the BA squad that will be riding the Omni. You do have a few after all.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 07 November 2021, 16:55:26
Group G
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 08 November 2021, 11:51:01
Group G

You do know that they are tech crewed not trooper
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 08 November 2021, 16:29:30
Let's make it group C from Karnov Alpha.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 08 November 2021, 17:01:56
Let's make it group C from Karnov Alpha.

That works
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 09 November 2021, 12:36:52
Just realized what weekend game will be in Nov. I probably will be working, and definetly cannot request off. It's thanksgiving weekend, and retail sucks. I'll let you know as soon as it's definite which way it'll go.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 09 November 2021, 23:45:14
Just realized what weekend game will be in Nov. I probably will be working, and definetly cannot request off. It's thanksgiving weekend, and retail sucks. I'll let you know as soon as it's definite which way it'll go.

I understand this .... will be working both Friday and Saturday  xp
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 11 November 2021, 10:27:29
“Looks like we found them, look sharp people we know this group likes to use Thunder munitions.” Lady Broseke informs her team.
“Looks like they have armor on the flanks with the infantry and ‘Mechs going up the middle.” Lord Heinz reports from the Ajax.
“Let’s keep this tight for now. We need to see where they are going so do not fire unless they lock weapons on you.” She tells her team.
“Looks like they spotted us. Incoming missiles.” Sergeant York informs the team from his Manteuffel.
“Report any damage.” Lady Broseke states.
“Looks like they are doing what they do, everything hit the ground so we have minefields to deal with.” Staff Sergeant Earnhardt informs the team.
“Well that will earn them weapons free people. If you have the shot take it.” Lady Broseke orders her team.
“I will move up the left to keep an eye on the Tokugawa tanks.” York states.
“Then I will move up the right to see what the Manticore tanks do.” Earnhardt states as he takes the Badger up the right side.
“I will move up the center, Heniz keep the backdoor closed and be ready to give us fire support.”
“Ja Lady Broseke.” Heniz responds.



“These guys do like dropping mines don’t they.” Earnhardt tell his team.
“The one good thing is that the Manticores don’t have any other type of missile so they only have the PPC for direct engagement.” York puts out to the team.



“That should make the Dragon pilot think twice about pushing back. That missile spread hit all over and looks like some may have rung his bell.” Heniz states as he gets his crew to Ajax to a new location.



“OK we have pushed them let’s give them one more kick in the butt to keep them moving.” Lady Broseke tells her team.
“Don’t you think you are getting a bit close Mam?” York asks the team leader.
“I want them to keep moving, looks like the Ha Otoko wants to play.” She tells her team.
“Boss look out that Dragon and the last two Manticores are dropping missiles in your direction.” Earnhardt informs his commander.
“Well that Ha Otoko has standard missiles and is lighting me up.” She tells the team. “SOB I’m out that bastard just chewed my center to bits.”
“OK people time to cover the boss.” Heniz tells the others. “Make sure that these Black Dragons get the hint to keep moving.”
“Well looks like the Ha Otoko took the hint from the boss as he is moving off. Looks like she took out one of his L/20’s.” York informs the others.
“The others are moving off and at max speed.” Earnhardt tells the others. “I am sending a fix so that the Governor’s people can try and track these guys.”
“York you are closest check on the boss Lady.” Heinz tells the Manteuffel commander.
“All ready on it.” He shoots back.
“Before you boys get hot and bothered I am OK my ride it totaled and I am in the middle of a minefield. Get a hold of base so we can get what we can from this thing and let them know we need EOD to deal with all these mines.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 11 November 2021, 10:27:55
“So LT, what do you think of the report that someone is setting up check points along the river?” Sergeant Tyson asks.
“I have no idea. That is why we are out here. Keep sharp just in case.” Lieutenant Asher informs the sergeant.

As they round one of the hills. “Well sergeant I think we have an answer to your question. OK time to go to work.”
“LT how are we going to ID these guys with all the EM we are getting?” Sergeant Evvon asks.
“Use your weapons locks. The computers will get an ID went the targeting system gets a lock.” Asher tells his team.
“The way they are dug, that will be a problem.” Tyson offers.
“We will do what we are here to do. Get moving people.” Asher orders.

“Well from the ID’s we have this is the same group that we have faced a few times already. They are the Black Dragons that have been working with Nakazawa. Time to get out of here.” Asher tells his team.
“Well one of them is a good shot I just took some damage LT.” Tyson informs he team leader.
“Is it serious?”
“Negative. Just some light armor damage.” Tyson responds
“Then get moving. Leader to team we are done here.” Asher orders his team.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 12 November 2021, 19:02:07
The PA system in the repair hangar briefly squeals with feedback triggering anyone's tinnitus who has it before you here the XO's voice. "Mechwarrior Broeske report to the Commanding Officer's office for your new assignment and duties."
 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 12 November 2021, 20:22:05
“Charlie One to base we have picked up the package and are returning. The woods and hills will slow us down.”
“Echo One to Charlie One I have something on sensors.”
“What do you got Echo One?”
“I have movement ahead, I pickup Battlemechs. They are too far out to get positive IDs on type and numbers.”
“Roger that Echo One. Hotel One, you get that?”
“Roger Charlie One.”
“Then get moving. Echo One, go wide have your friends do what they do so well.”
“Roger Charlie One. Echo Two swing out wide and welcome our new friends.”
“Roget Echo One. Echo Two on the move.”
“Charlie Two, Three and Four on me, we will keep our guests from getting to close to Hotel.”

“Charlie One to Base you better get some help out this way. We have incoming and they don’t look like they are going to play nice.”
“Roger Charlie One, Echo Three and Four outbound. Delta will meet you at the border.”
“If we make it that far, Charlie One out.”
“OK people we keep moving, we have help on the way. The heavies will be at the border so put the pedal to the metal.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 12 November 2021, 20:55:48
“Sir Burūsutōmu joined with some of the locals.”
“What! I will kill that traitors group myself.”
“They interfered with us trying to stop the civilians from getting to the governor and informing them of our people on Kusonoke lands and that they have been giving us a place to keep our units.”
“Not only did they cost us a Balltlemech they now have given the governor one of our allies plus joined with that other traitor.”
“What do you want us to do?”
“First get what we have on Kusonoke lands out. Move the people and equipment to one of the other houses. That may buy Kusonoke some room. Then inform all units of what has happened. Inform them that I am putting a price on the heads of Burūsutōmu and that the price for the Musashi clan is now doubled.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 12 November 2021, 20:56:16
“When will we strike?”
“Not for some time.”
“Why?”
“We need to let all the others weaken each other more.”
“I do not understand.”
“We have taken too much damage on the last few missions. Let them keep fighting. Then we can strike.”
“I see let them do as much damage to each other so we can get in and out with little damage.”
“Now you are starting to understanding why and how things will happen.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 15 November 2021, 23:23:46
“GSF Command to all units we need you to prep a fast strike unit to try and pick up the trail of some DCA Ronin. They just landed in two shuttle craft on the west side of Shinrin. The heavy woods and mountains will slow them down they will also slow you down. We think they will try for the Kazumi or Saganami Shiro. We would like you to bring them back alive but if you must dead will work. You must intercept them before they get to Kazumi Lands. You will not be able to enter the Kazumi lands at this time. If you do they will be free to stop you. Both have very protected borders. You should expect some form of escort. Make sure you ID them as well.”

OK people this is the mission setup:
This will be different then normal.
This time out you will pick 2 "Mechs .... One will be on the mission no matter what the other is a backup in cast turnout is low
I will going to Grim to see when we get to party  :thumbsup:

the mechs that i have with battle armor are more recon(light) mechs so i think i will bring some "hitters" to hopefully help with the capture

my great worm and as back up my hunchback

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 16 November 2021, 06:21:35
Jumping mechs might be useful.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 20 November 2021, 12:58:06
Okay so i am going to play the "change mind" card lol

since moving though trees is easier for a jumping mech, i will bring my tarantula ZPH-2A as my primary mech, it is a 8/12/8, it is only a 25 ton mech so hopefully its movement will help protect it lol (my gunnery of 3 may also help me actually hit something in the heavy woods, lol)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 20 November 2021, 20:06:32
Okay so i am going to play the "change mind" card lol

since moving though trees is easier for a jumping mech, i will bring my tarantula ZPH-2A as my primary mech, it is a 8/12/8, it is only a 25 ton mech so hopefully its movement will help protect it lol (my gunnery of 3 may also help me actually hit something in the heavy woods, lol)

YA go for the I'm a girl and going to play the change my mind card  ;D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 21 November 2021, 20:14:11
Somehow, I got next Sunday off. I finalized my mech load out. I'll be bringing the strider Blitz with associated b.a. and ice queen in the griffin as backup.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 25 November 2021, 18:53:57
Happy Turkey Day  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 26 November 2021, 07:09:24
May the Turkey be with you.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 27 November 2021, 17:46:59
“Ch’i, what happened?”

“Well good day to you sister. We got there late. Your information was good, just off by an hour.”

“So there’s nothing to report.”

“It was a real shitshow. You know, too many chiefs and not enough indians. Something happened that has everyone tiptoeing around. I couldn’t get the info on who the bogies were, but as soon as the smoke cleared, the security was hammered into place. I picked up a few tidbits here and there. It seems that the Black Dragons are at it again. Oh yea, and Comguard booted the
Precentor. Seems that there is someone new and they are cleaning house.”

“Why didn’t you tell me that first!”

“C’mon Shi, who cares what the Wobbies are up to. You pay their rates, and they are fat, dumb and happy.”

“Dammit Ch’i, they have access to everyone’s secrets. EVERYONE!”

“All right, all right. I guess we have to watch them more closely.”

“As close as those high and mighty Greyjoy’s who think they are clanners. Let me worry about the robes. I need you to go out again. It seems that there’s a bit of a mixup brewing up. Some kind of fugitives trying to disappear and they are sending out some serious firepower after them. Go sniff around. Oh and take Po with you again. Just in case you need som anti-air support. Oh, and Ch’i, try to be on time.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 27 November 2021, 17:50:30
The Celestial Throne demands that Ching Ch’i and his Raven be included. He will bring his Lancemate Cheung Po Tsai in his Clint along as well.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 28 November 2021, 23:39:39
OK so that was a good try for a hard mission.

If that first roll had been better you you might have pulled it off.

You did get some good information and all is not lost  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 28 November 2021, 23:45:13
“You will be taking along these three as part of the mission. They is not part of the GSF but do have an interest helping out.”



“So Max you go with Captain Botley and I will go with Tai-i Tan.”
“Sounds good to me.” Max looks at Victoria. “So Captain you ready to romp through these woods?”
“I will got with the big guy. That group looks like they will need the help.”
“Let’s go, just keep that big monster with us. You keep that bird of you from getting in our way.”



“Well your command was right about the terrain making this difficult. I just hope that they are having just much fun as us.” Max tells the others he is with him.



“Charlie one to group, looks like we picked up some fans. They have ECM running so it is time to get moving.”
“Hotel one to Charlie one roger that.”
“Echo one to Charlie one Aff.”



“Tan to Sabin looks like we took the long road. The others have picked up the bad guys and are moving in.”
“I picked that up. We should move to back them up.”
“Copy that, let’s move people.”



“Son of a ….. Well that Clanner just got a close shave.”
“I bet that someone is looking to change his draws after that shot.”


“YO sonny boy have a little fun …. Don’t mind the mines.” All can hear the smile in Max’s voice.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 28 November 2021, 23:45:51
“OK so what is the deal old one?”
“Simple we are going to show a couple of Ronin why you do not honor your word to the Dragon.”
“OK so you are looking for a couple of deserters. I get that but why have you not do this already?”
“Simple answer is until a few days ago I could not due to the Dragon giving it word to this world. Now I can do what I am here to do.”
“And you need me why?”
“That is a bit more complicated. One, to have one of the proper blood line on hand makes matters better off. Two, word of your skill has reached others so that my request of you to help the Dragon with this matter. Three, is to teach and watch you.”
“OK so because you are about to enter one of my families places I will be of help.”
“Correct. When you report of what has happened others cannot say that a trust has been broken. They will have to see the truth.”
“Alright, now this part about others interested in me? I find it hard to believe that anyone knows of me. I am not all that as they say. Now, if I understand you right the ISF has been keeping an eye on little old me. I find that a bit much.”
“You do need to know that we have people in all the places of the Dragon’s people are.”
“I know about the party line in the DC, we are not in the DC. We are very far from the DC.”
“True but you do think that some that have settled on this world are not of the ISF?”
“Did not think about that one, OK so the ISF does have people out this way what makes me a big deal?”
“Simple, the way your teachers and commanders have spoken of your skills and what you have done.”
“So you’re telling me that because some retired ISF person or persons have nothing better to do then talk the ISF would want me?”
“Why yes, understand that just because one is no longer active does not mean people do not listen when they speak of things. Some who are no longer is direct service do have a larger voice then when they were in service.”
“So you are telling me that because these people that have retired from the ISF think I am so good the ISF has sent you to teach me.”
“Not quite but close. I am on this world to remove traitors. Getting to work with you and see firsthand your skills is a bonus.”
“How is working a mission with someone you do not know all the way out here a bonus for you?”
“Simple I get to see that some of the special skill sets are passed to the next generation. See if maybe some skills are over looked. I will also get to see some classic training you have gotten in action.”
“OK so then I’ll bite. Why me?”
“Some of the Shujin you have had are some that have trained or been trained by me. It will be good to see how they worked with you. I have already seen that you are more into the technology then the old ways but you do see how the older ways have a place in what we do.”
They enter a cave that has a Pearl White Hatamoto-Chi in it. “Well if someone told you I can pilot a Battlemech they made a big mistake. The closest I have gotten to one has been in the last year and I was making sure it did not step on me.”
“No young one Sen no shi no tenshi is how I deal with the ones that do not give any other way.”
“So now for the big question, what if I do not want to work for the ISF.”
“Well I know of some that will be unhappy and others that will be very happy. They will not force you to work for them as you are not someone of the Combine proper.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 28 November 2021, 23:48:19
“So what can I do for you cousin?”
“When you poke around can you see if any of these items are on site?”
“Can do, why?”
“Well if they are on site they will help with a problem I have been having and you partner will also have a new bigger problem to deal with.”
“Are you looking to give the old man problems?
“No the problems are looking for him. Just tell him the winds of Heaven just blew them in, he will understand.”





“OK so how are we going to get in?”
“First we watch them. They will tell us.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 30 November 2021, 01:41:55
Well I guess I know where I stand..Roger and out
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 November 2021, 13:14:14
“Sell Sword we have a problem or should I say that you have a problem.”
“What are you talking about? I got your friends back and unharmed.”
“Yes, you got them here unharmed but you took your eye off the job at hand and when you should have supported your team you did not.”
“What? We had half a company of Battlemechs after us. I moved to stop one of them from getting to close to the transport. I took damage from enemy fire. None of the others did any of that.”
“True. But you put all at risk to deal with that light unit. Had you failed it would have been free to move on the transport.”
“But I did not. I forced that pilot to rethink what they were looking to do. That pilot did back off.”
“Correct but by doing so you pulled the others off and they had more time to try and stop you.”
“What maybe an extra thirty seconds, maybe. They also found out we were not some lightly armed rent-a-cop group. They found out they were going to get hurt if they pushed it.”
“Maybe you only hit with one weapon and that was not you better one at that.”
“Look they still got the message and push.”
“You also did not support the other two with you. They got lucky to get to safety.”
“They are both heavy ‘Mech pilots, if they cannot take some fire then they should not be in this line of work.”
“You had better watch yourself Sell Sword, if these people will not work with you, you are of no use to me. If I have no need of your services who will you work for?”
“I can always find work, people always need my skill set.”
“Are you so sure of this Sell Sword? How many will put up with your ego? How many have already shown that you are not as …. needed as you think? What is offered for your head by two major houses and a group of lesser worlds?”
“Look you said that your friends could get me off rock so get them to get me off rock.”
“I said they may help you if they get to safety, they are not all that safe due to what just happened. They will need to keep out of sight for some time.”
“So you are backing out of our deal?”
“Not at all, I am just point out the problems that we have because of what has happened. I am also reminding you that you need me more than I need you. Do not make more problems than you fix Sell Sword or you will find that you will have one more person willing to let money fix the problems you make.”





 “It looks like they have found who some of the supporters of the Black Dragons are.”
“Yes, this will make things different in how we will deal with our mission.”
“What of the others, they still have a mission to do. Will we still provide information to help them?”
“We shall. If we help the others we help our own mission.”
“What will be our next move?”
“You will go and see just what they know. Also you will cause problems as per our mission.”
“As you command sir.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 November 2021, 13:14:37
“Now that we are away from the others I must inform you that the Kokuryu-kai have put a price on your head. After your display a while back they know that you will not help them. You need to take care in what you do. I know of a bounty for your family. I also figure that they will put a price on my unit for what we just did. My people and I will do the best we can to keep you and yours safe.” Looking at the Avatar. “Do you have someplace that my techs can work on this so we can get it battle ready?”
“How do I know you are not setting me up?” Looking at the ‘MechWarrior. “One does not just walk away from the Kokuryu-kai.”
“How can you say that, YOU did!” Looking her in the eye. “Like others the lies told sounded correct at the time. Looking back I wish I had the wisdom to see that they just words to get good people to do things for others who have no honor.”
“Well do not think I will give you my full trust.”
“I do not expect you to give me or my people anything. We will earn what we get.” He smiles at her.
“What about the work space you need?” She points to the Battlemech.
“Simple my people will help with the patrols that need to be run. I will have one of my units work with two of yours. This way if we try something you will have people in place.”
“You are trying too hard.”
“No I have much to prove.” Looking to the ground. “With my actions I turned my back on family and honor. I will not be that foolish anymore.” Looking back at her. “I will not be Ronin! I will serve. My people will serve to show they too are not Ronin. This is in our blood. We will serve as your retainers. We will do our very best to become Samurai once more, your Samurai.”


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 November 2021, 13:20:51
“Sir, sensors have picked up ‘Mechs and armor moving our way.”
“OK. All right people we have inbound and somehow I do not think they are friendly. You all know the drill.”
“Alert, Alert all personal move to shelters, this is not a drill. Repeat all personal are move to shelters this is not a drill.”

“Get in touch with the Militia and inform them what is going on.”
“Yes Sir!”
“Get what you can locked down then get the shelters secured.”
“On it sir.”

“Sir, plant is reporting ‘Mechs and armor moving toward them.”
“OK have medical teams ready and inform the GSF. They will have to deal with this.”

“Tekeda to GSF commands your services are needed at plant 2. BattleMech and armored vehicles have been reported in the area by the plants security. Commander Ching if some of your bounty hunters are looking to make some money they too should get to plant 2.”



OK so this is the next mission
We are back to normal force setup
1 BattleMech, 1 Armored unit, 1 Infantry unit and the last one is your choice.
Your AO will be the vehicle production south east of Bridges.
major damage to the plane will not make your boss happy  >:D
Units from the last 2 missions are still in the field and can not be used on this one.
see you Dec 19  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 03 December 2021, 20:20:50
What vehicles are produced there?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 04 December 2021, 02:32:24
What vehicles are produced there?
in production at this time.

Pegasus Scout Hover Tank
Plainsman Medium Hover Tank
Saladin Assault Hover Tank
Saracen Medium Hover Tank
Scimitar Medium Hover Tank
Harasser Missile Platform
Harasser Missile Platform (LRM)
Maxim Hover Transport
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 04 December 2021, 18:07:17
At the start of the game, will we be charging in to get to the factory, or will we already be on site?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 04 December 2021, 19:39:43
At the start of the game, will we be charging in to get to the factory, or will we already be on site?

You will be entering the site.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 05 December 2021, 15:43:44
Okie. I will definitely be there. Coming along for the next mission, led by Tyr "Hand of Justice" in the Marauder, the shrek known as "Cyclone", the squad of I.S. Battle Armor and Maxim(BAFC) known as "The Peace of Death". The wild card will be the falcon hawk, piloted by Tormund "Hunting Moon". Tyr is my 3rd in command if you need to know.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 05 December 2021, 17:35:07
Does anyone want to bring a vtol for eye-in-the-sky?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 05 December 2021, 18:18:58
At the start of the game, will we be charging in to get to the factory, or will we already be on site?
I don’t charge. I come with authority.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 05 December 2021, 18:21:44
in production at this time.

Pegasus Scout Hover Tank
Plainsman Medium Hover Tank
Saladin Assault Hover Tank
Saracen Medium Hover Tank
Scimitar Medium Hover Tank
Harasser Missile Platform
Harasser Missile Platform (LRM)
Maxim Hover Transport

Hmmmmmmmmm…….
I migh do some shopping.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 05 December 2021, 18:56:45
“Comms, get me through to my brother.”

“Static noises”

“Ch’i, come in…”

“This is Music Box, Roger.”

“Situation report.”

“We’ve been skunked.”

“What happened!”

“Well, after we had meeting after meeting, they divided us between two bounty hunters. We were then dropped into the woods to chase down the target. They had a good head start, and the only one that had any chance of catching them was some Elsie in a Tarantula. I figured it was a waste of time, so I headed for high ground to try and get some intel. There was some EM going on, so I popped mine to try and get closer. Turned out they had Clanners! One of them jumped, and that bounty hunter in a real sweet Atlas, took a shot from about 1000 meters. Damn near hit the sun of a bitch! Well the Tarantula jumped into range of a Dragon Fire and almost got smoked. The bounty hunter got bent out of shape and told everyone to get the Dragon Fire, then started to drop mines on it. And he was hitting it! It must have took four or five hits to each leg. I thought he had it. But the little shit squirted away across no man’s land. And so we were left standing there like a collection of idiots as the package got away.”

“Why didn’t you go after it?”

Because what was coming up would have wrecked us. Not to mention the Clanners and a few heavies that were escorting the target. We were outnumbered and out classed.”

“Did you find out anything?”

“Nothing about who we were after. But, the other side, they weren’t exactly a Mercenary unit. It sounded like some ad hoc crap going on.”

“How do you know?”

“Because of all the arguments over their comms. The Dragon Fire was arguing with some clown who split when the shooting started. He claimed that they were getting paid to escort the package and he should go ****** himself. The four Assaults that were coming in sounded like four clowns thrown together. And the Clanners were grumbling that they were reduced to stravag something that I didn’t understand.”

“Interesting. Find out what you can. Maybe buddy up to that bounty hunter and smooze him a little. I just found out some plant is getting raided and they asked for our help. I think I’ll take Lai Choi San, in case I need Fire support. Well, find out what you can, see you when you get back.”

“Music Box out”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 07 December 2021, 19:06:17
The Phoenix Dao will be represented by our illustrious commander Zhong-shao Ching Shi piloting her mighty WHM-6L Warhammer. She will be seconded by Sang-wei Lai Choi San in a CPLT-C1 Catapult. They will be supported by a Myrmidon tank and hover APC containing a squad of Grey Death Standard (flamer).
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 08 December 2021, 23:09:25
Takayama Koichizoku   


colors: indigo, violet
kamon: flax blooms
Delm: Ryuzaki Takayama
Matrona: Hainoko Takayama
Founders MP: Sosa Mifune Seiwa Takayama
                  Courtesan: Farah Cho
Spokesperson: Jo Muritama
Militia: Hohoemu Kitsune {smiling foxes}
Militia Commander: Garri Seriev
               Concubine: Kanin Momiji   


Associate Member Families: Hashiji, Anand, Soga, Sharma, Seiwa, Joshi, Sark, Tachibana, Kikuchi   


Territory: [map 24] (650 sq. km) landhold southeast of Lanikai, plus 650 sq km of property on the Akazuna Coast south of Lanikai, plus 650 sq. km of property surrounding the landhold, property in Lanikai, Whistler, Stonehaven, the Cote d'Azur, and Hilo, the Islas Canarias in the Akai Umi east of Tairiku

Agriculture:
Xhanadu Lane - raises goats, rabbits, alpaca, sheep, and grows cotton, flax, hemp, indigo, and bamboo for textile fibers, meat, and dairy   

Curry Way - grows specialty hot peppers, spices, and herbs associated with curry, packages curry and indian cuisine spice blends for wholesale and retail

Margarita Nacre - harvests and sells wild and cultured pearls, also mussels, clams, and oysters, designs and handcrafts jewelry sold through boutiques and a digital store

Hanashobu - raises japanese purple iris for use as ornamental flowers, orris root flavor and color, perfumery, and water purification (roots planted in a substrate in reed beds and as agricultural borders consume nutrient pollutants such as agricultural runoff)   

Huckleberry Fountain - an agricultural park with hydroponics, aquaponics, greenhouses, and vertical farms growing a variety of kitchen produce, fish, shellfish, and specialty crops, has farmstands open to the public on weekends and holidays, and agriculture and horticulture themed classes and clinics   





Corporate:   
Tsunooka Minerals {seven hills} - secure facilities that mines uranium and other heavy minerals from the Seven Hills on the landhold, also has stellar mining sites for rare earths, phosphates, radioactives, and other elements, has a secure seawater uranium extraction and reprocessing center   

Tsunooka Energy - small fast breeder nuclear reactor plants that produce 500 MWe located throughout the system

Pynx Oratorium - auditorium and concert hall located in Lanikai with musical services, lecture halls, popular assemblies, philosophical discourse, classes, public interviews and conversations, stage works, media presentations, and town hall meetings, with all events available digitally to the membership   

Aeon - department store chain that also owns and operates shopping malls, convenience stores, groceries, supermarkets, and specialty stores 

Koffee Kult - small chain of barista coffee bars (mostly located on the landhold and Lanikai, but other locations include Whistler, Hilo, and Quezon)   

Zenko Hogosuru {good fox protection} - marine, ground, and stellar convoy armed escort services   

Kitsune Kaminari {fox lightning} - manufactures ballistic and flechette firearms, tasers, lasers, crossbows, field guns, mortars, rpg's, and gauss weapons   

Saisho no Sokuji {first meal} - system wide chain of twenty eight hour diners 

Gossamer - retail chain that sells fine, classic, and trendy apparel, outerwear, accessories, handbags, and shoes for teens   

Kagayaki Akademi {shine,radiance} - private day and boarding uniformed co-ed pre-k through high school education with college preparatory and vocational training located on the landhold for up to five hundred students 

Wild Cotton Textiles & Dyes - mills a wide variety of cotton fabrics, yarns, and threads, and dye producers   

Blue Blue Denim Co. - fashion house that designs and manufactures fashion jeans, work wear, travel bags, handbags, satchels, casual apparel and accessories, leisure and business suits, kimono, yukata, and hakama from chatter denim woven on their own looms from dyed and treated threads - also known for their brocades and embroidery   

Reizu {rays} - traveling by truck convoy or train - a rolling casino and entertainment company that provides gambling and entertainment to suburban, rural, and isolated areas, the convoys have routes on all three continents and several marine and stellar cruise ship lines, convoys have individually themed casinos and stages that provide all the experiences of a brick and mortar casino resort, when the Compania stops they set up a tent city in a similar or complimentary theme to the convoy providing everything from shops, fine cuisine, glamping, and attractions [themes include western saloon, regency club and ballroom, dance club, circus, pirates, art deco, hollywood glamour, asian mythology, knights, ocean boardwalks and fairgrounds, tiki bar, riverboat, stars at night, and a host of imaginary and real experiences], convoys may stay in a location anywhere from a week to a month, and the Compania has its own armed security and bouncers but does occaisonally hire PMC's or PSC's depending on route and location, the convoy does not carry much cash but requires patrons to use their debit or electronic payment methods to purchase collectible glass, clay composite, or enameled metal rfid tokens with microdots to gamble and purchase goods and services - any unused tokens and winnings may be debited back to the patrons account   

Heroes Field Stadia - sitting on a one hundred square kilometer nature preserve, that includes its own train station, the hundred thousand seat capacity solar powered stadium and parade field located on ichizoku property south of Lanikai on Kanehoe Bay features retractable seating and moveable fields for multiple uses, it hosts The Ichizoku Martial Olympiad every six years (upcoming competition August 3069) The martial, tactical, display, and athletic competitions take place in and around the stadium between the Ichizoku Militias for bragging rights, and some trophies and prizes, it includes drills, races, aeronaut contests, parades, field manuevers, and 'live' field exercises - including naval warfare and amphibious exercises that take place in and around the bay, with various views projected on the stadium screens live. The stadium includes a memorial for fallen Nejiro heroes and a museum highlighting Nejiro's martial history. Between these events the stadium is used for concerts, theater in the round, and outdoor sport and athletics - including modern gladiatorial style games, polo, and horse races. Heroes Field Stadia is home to the Kyubi Association Football Club {nine tails} and hosts the FA Challenger Shield yearly   

Takayama Heavy Industries - has several divisions including engineering, materials science, metallurgical workshop and testing, manufacture and prototype electronics, electronic equipment, aerospace components, armor, automotive components, air conditioners, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships, aircraft, railway systems and vehicles, space vehicles and small craft   

Arcadia Bioscience - develops gmo's, seed, fertilizer, plant food, nutritional oils, horticulture and turf material, pherome based pest control   

Assure Lock - manufactures combination touchscreen biosensor deadbolt locks and safes with multiple unique pins and privacy mode, works with automation and security networks   

Crescent Moon Furniture - crafts and manufactures furniture and cabinets, their signature piece is a curved side double wide rocking recliner in various upholstery materials and patterns   

Frontier Trucks - designs and manufactures hybrid off road all wheel drive commercial and passenger trucks (pickups, jeeps, suv's, vans, box trucks, technical trucks) and also manufactures hybrid and electric semi trucks, tractor-trailers, flatbeds, rv's, coaches, heavy haulers, sanitation, rescue, and tow vehicles   

Petit Tresor - crafts jewelry boxes, hope chest, storage pieces, and toy boxes of wood   

Hasu {lotus} - crafts hand painted, handcrafted leather handbags, satchels, attache, travel bags, shoes, and accessories   

In the Company of Cats - the cat cafe provides you with a chance to relax and enjoy purr therapy in the heart of Downtown Hilo, Lanikai, or Yousai. Come enjoy award winning locally roasted coffee in the company of some of the friendliest felines. There is a full espresso bar with tea and other drinks, as well as pastries, sandwiches, soups, and snacks. Every Thursday evening come enjoy a soothing Hatha flow yoga session with our playful cats, your instructor will lead you in a practice suitable for all experience levels while the cats roam as you practice or may join you on the mat or climb in your lap. After practice you may interact with the adoptable cats.   

Rook Aircraft - manufactures commercial aircraft fleets, and customizable passenger and cargo bush planes, sea planes, personal jets, helicopters, and civilian vtols   

Sherpa Air Service - runs passenger and cargo flights with regular flight schedules in the region, semi -regular schedules on the Tairiku continent and charter flights anywhere and everywhere 

Husky Service Stations - offers landing strips, towers, recharging, fuel, maintenance, and mechanic services for aircraft in worldwide locations 

Reach Industries - industrial park on the landhold that does research and development, manufactures prototypes, patent development, technology think tank, laboratories and workshops, and also holds:

                              Nafteta Materials with forges and furnaces for metal and glass ceramics working

                              Astra Communications that does electronics fabrication and assembly, has clean rooms and faraday vaults

                              Infini Chemical Research contains chemical warehouses and chemical production laboratories   

                             Thorlight inc. is a small secure weapons parts factory

                            Black Heart Inc. manufactures specialty small arm ammunitions

                            Nefertiti Systems houses large high capacity, high performance super computers and networking data centers for engineering modeling and simulation research   


Wiley Motors - designs, engineers, and manufactures electric and hybrid consumer atvs, off road vehicles, suv's, and crv's   

Good Motors - designs, engineers, and manufactures solar powered electric compressed air passenger cars, commercial fleets vehicles, taxis, and buses 



 
                           
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 10 December 2021, 01:59:14
“Qíngfù this one of humble service has come to learn that one you seek will be your way very soon. Look north-west of Fune.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 11 December 2021, 16:21:05
“Where is Ching Shi?”

“She is in the logistic center Captain.”

“Get her. Now.”

Two minutes later

“What the meaning of this England. I’m busy getting ready to deploy. I’ve got to coordinate the logistics with other units. And where in the nine hells is La Choi San! I need to know what is the condition of her Catapult and what is the load out. Somebody find her!”

“That’s what I wanted to talk to you about. I have her locked up.”

“You had better explain yourself England, before I shoot you right here and now.”

“She was caught communicating our plans.”

“To whom.”

“ComGuard.”

“I don’t believe it.” 

“I have proof. A radio operator overheard her communication and came to me. I caught her just as she was finishing her report. I then grabbed her and locked her up.”

“I want to talk to her.”

Five long minutes later

“What have you done! Choi, you betrayed us? Who do you work for? How long have you been screwing us!”

“You think you are so superior to everyone else. You, who think that if you do such a good job here in this backwater shithole, that bastard Lao will lift you up and return you to glory. What a fool! There is only the Word! You and everyone else on this rock will be scoured with Fire and brimstone! Soon there will only be the faithful and the dead.”

“Get her the hell out of here! Lock her up until I think of a punishment so brutal that her ancestors will feel the pain.”

“What about the rest of her lance?”

“Round them up as well. We don’t know how deep this goes. Get their techs as well.”

“It shall be done.”

“Oh and England. Get ready, you are going to take the traitors place on this mission.”

“Yes Zong-shao.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 12 December 2021, 13:31:44
What is the terrain around the factory like?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 12 December 2021, 19:05:11
black volcanic sand with a dormant volcano on the south end of the map.There  are active gas vents through out the area as the plant was built on a geothermic fissure in order to power the facility. The enemy has built heavy reinforced bunkers to aid in their defense, expect heavy resistance as this is at the edge of their home territory.
Airstrikes and naval bombardment will commence 3 days prior to landing and will not lift until immediately before forces arrive. :bang: :D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 13 December 2021, 17:30:49
We're the defenders in this one. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 13 December 2021, 17:35:47
Shadhawk, when you say that units on the last two missions are already in the field, does that include our backup from last game?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 13 December 2021, 17:38:45
Shadhawk, when you say that units on the last two missions are already in the field, does that include our backup from last game?

No. They did not take part in that mission.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 14 December 2021, 13:42:55
“Plant two to Militia control we have an ID on some of the raider force. The Battlemechs are one Archer, one Withworth, one Jenner and one Spider. The vehicles we have not gotten eyes on yet.”
“Roger that plant two, we will pass that up to the GSF.”
“Roger control. We also have all workers is the shelters and have locked down what we can.”
“Good job plant two. Sit tight help is on the way.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 14 December 2021, 16:28:59
The Hands of the Goddess will be sending the following units:
Archer Bravo
Main Gauche Alpha
Maxim Bravo
Warrior vtol

If someone else has something else for eyes-in-the-sky, I can also send my Piranha as an alternative for my Warrior.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 14 December 2021, 20:52:46
Intercom chirp
“What is it?”

“Sir, I have a problem that’s developing. I think this is over my head.”

“What’s the problem?”

“It seems our asset with the pirates has blown her cover. They have her locked down. I don’t know how much she has told them.”

“I see. Well, as luck has it, we have some assets in the area. I’ll have them dispatched there to talk care of your problem.”

“Thank you sir. What should we do with them after the mission?”

“If they survive, we will review what is left. I will figure it out after the debrief.”

“Sir, I can take the Mercs with me to provide Fire support. We do not need them for the mission.”

“No, we will stick with the plan. We will swap out the Mercenaries. We know that the onside security has reported the Mech units to the Militia Command. The response force will be informed of this, but when they initiate combat, they will find out that the force they are up against is not the force that they are expecting, thus giving us the advantage of surprise. This will cause distrust, and THAT we can use to our advantage.”

“As you say sir. I will have the Mercs move off to LZ. By his Word.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 14 December 2021, 21:13:15
Phoenix Dao encampment. A Confederate Class dropship lands a kilometer away. Two Battlemechs, two VTOLs, and one vehicle will exit. The dropship takes off to go to a new location.

“All units, this is Talon Leader. Okay, we are hear to get our people back and on the dropship. That’s is all!!! The infantry will fan out and approach from the Northeast. The light Battle Armor will provide Fire support to keep away the brave and the stupid. The medium Battle Armor will enter the compound and spring our people and escort them to their mechs. Talon two and myself will keep the heavies from coming out to play.”

“Sir, we are only two light mechs. How in the hell are we going to keep them from getting out and stopping us?”

“We drop the cave opening right on top of them, that’s how.”

“Roger that!”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 14 December 2021, 22:03:01
Kiah's hammers will be sending
owens ow1 with squad of elemental
dragon drg1c
bandit hovercraft f with 2 squads i s grey death ba-laser
manteuffel attack tank with is ba laser
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 14 December 2021, 22:20:39
0220 Phoenix Dao encampment. The sounds of battle sound through the halls. A muffled bang and the door falls down and hits the ground. A Nighthawk Battle Armor fills the doorway.

“Lai Chou San. You and your personal shall follow me to the mech bay where you will get in your mechs and pilot out to a waiting dropship. Is that understood?”

“Yes.”

“Follow me.”

The escaping mechwarriors follow the Battle Armor to the bay and as they start climbing into the cockpits of their mechs the alarm sound. The defenders start to press the attack. First to move is the Wasp. As he starts heading to the entrance a squad of troops set up a squad portable SRM Launcher and takes the shot. The missle hits the Wasp in the leg spalling armor

“Damn, I’m hit! Someone take that launcher out!”

“Keep your cool Fenn, I got this.”

The Stinger raises its arm and starts shooting its machine gun at the squad. As the squad starts taking casualties, a Commando raises its arm and lets loose a volley of missiles at the Stinger just missing it and hitting the scaffolding. On its right, an Urbanmech starts to move.

“Um, guys, this is starting to get hot! An AC 10 round whizzes by the Wasp What do we do?”

“Stryker Lance this is Talon. Pilot out of the cave, take a Bering South by Southwest for three klicks and get on the transport. We got your six.”

“Roger that Talon. Lance, hop to it, we’re outta here.”

As the Catapult started to head out, the Thunderbolt and Warhammer level their primary weapons. The Warhammer shoots first, one PPC shot cutting into the Catapult torso. The Thunderbolts Large Laser hits the same torso, opening it up. The Catapult stumbles.

“Talon, we can use that help now. One more hit like that and I’m going up like a Roman Candle.”

“Just get out of there as fast as possible. We got this.”

As the Commando tries to get around the Catapult to get to the damaged torso, three medium lasers slam into it.

“We got a Mongoose out there at the mouth of the cave. Reading another light class mech. Possibly a Mercury.”

“All Phoenix Dao, this is Exquemelin, take them all out. Starting with that traitor Lai Choi.”

As the Wolverine, making sure that the Catapult clears mouth of the cave, takes a pot shot at the Warhammer, just missing the head. It then turns around and engages it’s jump jets, clearing the cave mouth.

“Talon two, the package is clear, bring it down.”

“Roger Talon.”

Then the Mongoose and Mercury fire at the cave mouth, collapsing it just as the Urbanmech is about to clear the mouth.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 14 December 2021, 22:55:36
“Exquemelin to Ching, come in.”

“Ching here, what is it Alex?”

“We just had a jailbreak. Someone just busted in and got San and her crew out. We don’t have any idea where they came from.”

“You let her ESCAPE!!!”

“She had help. Battle Armor and Mech support. They overpowered the guards, escorted her and her crew to their mechs. Covered them while they powered up. We engaged what we could. I even got a good shot on San, but as soon as she cleared the opening, they dropped the cliff on us. Caught Reed and her Urbie. Buried it. Bent the laser and dinged up the armor. She’s pissed but alright. Good thing that trashcan can take a hit. We got the mechs with hand actuators cleaning it up so we can get out of here, but I’m sure they are long gone.”

“When England and I get back we are going to have a long talk about this”

“Before you start passing judgment, you should see the security footage. They had Battle Armor pinning our people down. They had mech support outside waiting for them to come out.”

“And you had what??? Damn near a company of mechs? You couldn’t handle a few battle armor and a couple of mechs?”

“With Battle Armor running around insid and San and her lance up and running? No we couldn’t stop them. This was a professional and well thought out operation. It was the middle of the night and most of us were asleep. We were lucky they wanted to bug out or it could have been a lot worse.”

“Like I said we will talk when I get back. We are almost on site, so this will have to wait. Get the base squared away, and double security. Who knows what can happen next.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 14 December 2021, 22:58:36
“Sechs to Drai, your package is on the way. ETA 20 minutes.”

“Drai to Sechs, Roger that.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 15 December 2021, 22:55:28
Fuka is called into Euron's office.  The young tech/mechwarrior is confronted by Chao, a man she recognizes as one of the Goblin commanders and a Chinese woman with bleached blonde hair she's never met before.  Euron and Alannah Harlaw are present behind the desk.

"Good," Euron says.  "Now that everyone's here, we can begin.  Fuka, I'd like you to meet Amy Zhao, formerly of Barrett's Fusiliers and commander of our Partisan Lance Command vehicle. Amy, this is Fuka Hiyami."

The blond woman nods to Fuka.  "So you're the girl who's been in the spotlight lately.  It's a pleasure the finally meet you."  She offers her hand and Fuka shakes it.

"Likewise, Zhao-dono."  She looks to Euron.  "Does this mean that-"

"It does, Mechwarrior Hiyami."  Euron responds.  "You'll be sortieing for the first time...in my Crow's Eye."

Fuka straightens up and salutes.  "Y-yes, sir!"

"Master Sergeant Zhao will be in charge of the mission to defend the power plant that's about to come under attack." Euron explained.  "Your two objectives, Mechwarrior, are to defend the plant and to defend the Master Sergeant's Partisan.  I expect both to be unscathed by the end." 

"Wait."  Chao raises his hand.  "Why is she in charge and not me?  I outrank her, after all."

"Because, Chao," Euron looks at him.  "She's got the C3 Master system and you've got the slave.  You're going to be spotting for her."

Chao looks indignant.  "So, I have to stick my neck out, with no stealth armor to boot, to spot for her slow-as-sh*t tank, while the fangirl here gets to stay behind in your 75 ton death machine, safe and sound?  This just seems like a bad plan."

"Hey, look at it this way."  Says Avi Spencer, the Goblin commander.  "If you deafen them with your mega-sound system, they won't be able to hear themselves think, let alone shoot back at you.  And if things get too crazy, you can always call for help.  I'm sure someone will respond, if they can hear you over that cacophony of noise you love to broadcast."

"My music is a thing of beauty and culture, Avi."  Chao fires back.  "Just because the galaxy is full of uncouth philistines doesn't mean it can't be appreciated."

"Enough."  Euron ends the conversation.  "This is the plan.  Plus, we're not going in alone.  The rest of the GSF will be there.  Chin up, Chao.  I'm sure you can upstage Ching Shi's Raven pilot with your superior model and music appreciation.  Dismissed."

The assembled group leaves except for Fuka, who turns back to the Colonel.  "Thank you for trusting me with this mission, Colonel.  I won't let you down."

"You'd better not, Mechwarrior."  Euron exclaims.  "Remember, that's my 'Mech you're driving.  Show her respect, and she'll do the same.  And don't you dare wreck her, or this will be be your first and last mission, plus you're gonna have to fix her all by yourself."

Fuka gulps before snapping to salute.  "Understood, sir.  Mechwarrior Fuka Hiyami, proceeding as ordered, sir!"


OOG: Anthony, the Ironborn will be sending: The 5M Marauder, Crow's Eye piloted by Fuka,  the Raven, Boom Box, the Lance Command Partisan (the one with the C3 Master), and Goblin Delta with its infantry platoon.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 16 December 2021, 02:11:25
“You need to keep an eye on your back. If the Boss lets you go you know many of the others around here will be looking to collect.”
“Let them try. Most of these …. MechWarriors are nothing. Most are only good for pushing unarmed civilians around and looking tough.”
“True for some but some do know what they are doing and have the hardware to back it up.”
“Look this rock only has two people that I might have a problem with and I will deal with them at the proper time.”
“You may want to re-think that. Some of the locals can make you wish you had not landed on this rock. As for Vicky and Max if they come after you they will be harder to deal than you think. If they come at you together you will not win that one. You just might want to keep that head of yours on a swivel they may not be all that good in your book but the numbers are not on your side.”
“You over estimate the talent out here.”
“No! You under estimate to many of them!”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 16 December 2021, 06:18:05
Everyone,
  You may want to get the latest issue of Shrapnel (#7).
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 16 December 2021, 20:32:57
Bullsh*t flag on the play! Shrapnel 7 hasn't been released yet. Otherwise I would have it and finished reading it already.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 17 December 2021, 06:15:27
It's in the Catalyst store.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 18 December 2021, 17:39:47
“OK now that your team has been reported, get to the LZ ASAP.”
“Roger that we are on our way.”


“Get you ammo loads filled and repair any armor damage.”
“We are good to go.”
“I said fill the ammo bins and repair any armor damage. You will do as told. NOW!”
“We are needed to fill this mission. We don’t have the time to play around.”
“You forget your place. I command this mission not you. You will need to be at 100% for the mission. NOW DO AS ORDERED!”
“We are wasting time.”
“Yes by you not complying with my orders.”
“Look I used half of my ammo to get out so it will be good to take the time. Not like the place is moving.”
“Yes but the security forces will be here soon and I would rather not take the time. We get in take what we want and move out.”
“Your plan might work if the GSF was just in one location. They have bases in many different locations and will get here at different times. If you try and take them on with un-filled ammo bays and the armor damage you have you run the risk of them forcing a prolong fight that you cannot win. If you strike hard and at one point you will get the mission done.”
“Very well, repair the armor damage and fill your ammo bins.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 19 December 2021, 04:10:48
"30 minutes to LZ, everyone get strapped in."

Aboard Crow's Eye, Fuka's heart is racing as she goes through the final checks before landing.

"Hey, Hiyami..." Chao's voice cuts over the radio.  "Remember, this isn't a simulation anymore, got it?  You're about to go face to face with some of the most vicious killers on this planet.  They will NOT go easy on you and there are going to be real bullets and beams coming at you out there.  If you freeze for even a second, people WILL die and it will be YOUR fault.  Do what you're told when you're told to do it and we will get through this.  Also, listen to what music I play.  It's not just random stuff I play because I feel like it.  Some of it is code for what we should do or what the enemy is doing.  Your onboard warbook has a list of what it all means.  Oh, and don't be offended if I play "Bloody Kentares".  That's for the Black Dragons, not you."

Before Fuka can respond, Amy added her voice.  "OK, that's enough outta you, Chao.  You're going to scare the poor girl to death.  Fuka, don't let Chao's words get in your head.  He's just as nervous as you are."

"Damn straight I am." Chao interjected.  "Going in with the varsity team like--"

"QUIET!" Amy shouted.  "Trust me and trust in my orders.  That's all you have to do, Mechwarrior."

"H-hai, Zhao-sama!"  Fuka responded as confidently as she could.  "I won't let you down."

"Good."  Amy said.  "Now power up, we're about to land."

Fuka keyed the activation sequence.  "Enter final code phrase."  The computer prompted.  Crow's Eye's code phrase was originally "What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger.".  It had been reset so it would respond to Fuka's chosen words.  She had picked something similar to honor her new family.  She said it aloud.

"Suzaku, who was dead but has risen again, higher and brighter."

The 'Mechs systems activated, Crow's Eye was awake and ready for action.  Fuka smiled.  Let's go prove ourselves, karasu no me.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 December 2021, 20:52:24
OK so next mission will be on 01/30/2022.

Next up we will be making the time jump to 12/68.

Keep your eyes on this as lots will be a happening  >:D

Now on to the show.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 December 2021, 20:54:33
“Just why did you divert MY ROM unit from the mission I gave them?”
“They were sent to recover one of your units that were held but governmental forces.”
“What are you talking about? All of my units are accounted for.”
“Even the one you let stay on with that she witch you hired?”
“They are keeping track of said she witch.”
“True, until they had their cover blown. Your she witch had them locked up.”
“What? How? They would have contacted if they were in trouble.”
“When one is placed in shackles one is not given the chance to make a call for help. One member of that group did get off a quick message that one of my people picked up.”
“One of your people? How do you have anyone near that unit?”
“My people are looking for ways that you can do your mission better. I do remember informing you of this. My operative picked up the call and your ROM unit was the closest unit that could be of help so I ordered then in. Simple mission for them and they did it well.”
“Next time I would like to know you are using my people before the mission. After all we are working for the same reasons.”
“If I need to use some of the people in the unit you command I will try to inform you. Do keep in mind that all of us are doing Blake’s will and we all work for that end.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 December 2021, 20:55:06
“So with the information from the last few missions the GSF has shown that Kusonoke and Nakazawa are working with the Kokuryu-kai. What are you going to do with this information?”

“Nakazawa is a big problem in the south and needs to be dealt with. Their working with the Kokuryu-kai setting up road blocks and plus other things we will find out about as we pressure them, they need to be shown that these actions will not be taken lightly. Kusonoke is a problem much closer to home and can cause many problems also.”

“Well Nakazawa are Dai Ichizoku and Kusonoke are Ichizoku. Each has friends in Parliament.”

“Parliament can only do so much. Stripping them of title and lands is one of the biggest things but if them do go full on Kokuryu-kai they will be a major problem. We can limit access to money and equipment they have but if the Kokuryu-kai step up and supply them we will be hard pressed to deal with them with the other problems we have at this time. With all the troubles in the Inner Sphere the Kokuryu-kai will have problems bringing is supplies for them. We will have to move with care and speed.”

“So who are you going to deal with first?”

“Well it is time to drop the hammer on Nakazawa first. As Dai Ichizoku they are the larger problem. We must show all that working with outsiders that are not looking out for the best interests of Nejiro will cost more than you could have ever made with these outsiders. Then Kusonoke will get what they have asked for. Then any others that need to will get what they have coming to them. Unless we have hard prof on the WoB supporters, then they go to the top of the list.”

“What about the Militia?”

“I want to keep the Militia out of this as much as possible. We do not know if any other Dai Ichizoku or Ichizoku are working with the Kokuryu-kai. We only know of these two for sure, what others are working with the Kokuryu-kai we need to find out. Others have to be working with them they have been able to do too much for just these two being the only support they have.”

“So what do you want Sho-sa Josef to do?”

“Have Sho-sa Josef start to get the members of Nakazawa and Kusonoke removed from active duty also members of Rhee and Maximovna as they at the very least are letting Word of Blake use Yasei no Sogen as a safe haven if not fully supporting them.  Until we know how these people well act they cannot be active duty. I know some will not be happy about this but this is how it has to be until we know if they are putting Nejiro first. Until new information becomes available they cannot be trusted.”

“We are still working to see if any of the clans are working with/for the Kokuryu-kai and Word of Blake. This will make things more difficult for the militia to do its job as they will not know who to trust if bandits raid us while the GSF is dealing with local problems.”

“I understand this but it has to be done for the good of Nijero. We can use some the DCA troops that have been on world, they have shown that they are not under the sway of the Kokuryu-kai. Once we know what the Marines who just got into system are going to do then we may have more troops to deal with our problems. So far only the command staff is known Kokuryu-kai.”

“We now have to find who these Ronin are with. The rescue and escort forces did a very good job of making sure we do not know who the one that sent them out was. If they can rally the other Kokuryu-kai they will make things much worse than they are now.”

“I would like to get Ellis out of my way but the slime is not helping. He is walking a fine line and soon he will get what is coming to him very soon.”

“We do not have the information to prove that your cousin Ellis is supporting any of our problems.”

“I know this and am already working on it.”

“We also have to keep a closer eye on the Word of Blake supporters.”

“This is also a work in progress.”

“Last off we still need to find who is helping the Jaguar bandits.”

“Yes but the other two are much bigger problems and need to be handled first.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 December 2021, 20:56:02
“Sir you were correct the GSF’s response time was faster than previous times.”
“I noticed that over the last few missions they have had forces in place faster.”
“Do we know if they have moved units? Are they spreading out more?”
“This I do not know at this time but will look into what is happening. We will need to keep an eye on them for now.”
“As you command sir.”





“Sir one of the strike team prize crews spotted a DropShip not far from the last mission site. It is not one that belongs to the DCMS,ComStar or Phoenix. It is painted Blue and Gray, the colors of the Saganami’s.”
“Did they get an ID on the class?”
“No sir. The sensors on the vehicle were not working and the crew did not recognize the ship design. They only reported it was spheroid in shape.”
“I will have to task Sechs to find out about this.”





Nejiro News 1
We have just gotten word that the production vehicle plant south of Bridges was raided by bandits. We will keep you informed as we find out more.

Hilo TV3
Units of the GSF have responded to reports of a raid on the vehicle production site south of Bridges. As we find out more we will let you know.

HBC
Reports of a raid on the vehicle production plant south of Bridges are filtering in. As more information on this happens we will keep you informed.

The Tarawa Times
The main news groups are running another story of a bandit raid at one of the Governors vehicle production sites. These sites she forced to be finished and have only so far had more bandits come to our world. This why Rhee-sama and Maximovna-sama have not gone along with this idea, they knew that these sites would only bring trouble.

The Dakuu-orianyusu (Dark Warrior News)
These are the things that show how your government fails you. They have Sell Swords that do not do anything until things happen. That is if they are not the ones making these things happen so they keep getting money.

Shin no wadopuresu (True Word Press)
Once more this wonderful world falls prey to bandits. Why because your leaders do not care. They like many others just look out for themselves. These bandit raids hurt you the people of Nejiro they force you to take shelter while this Governors Security Force stumbles around.





“I am offering you employment not a free ride. You will be paid for your services.”
“That is what one of your other friends said and we are still on this rock.”
“Well I am not like my friend. I do not go back on my word. The services I will ask for will not be easy but will pay well.”
“What about support? We lost that.”
“Arrangements can/will be made. I am not looking for long term service. I will offer jobs one at a time and you do not have to accept them. I do have others providing services. I understand you will want to test the waters.”
“So how are you going to show that you won’t screw us over like you friend?”
“First off I will pay for the first service up front. Second I will pay half before and the other half when the service is done. I am sure that you will not take payment without doing the service. Third I will help find you transport.”
“Not that we have much choice in this, so what do you want us to do?”
“Simple be at this location at this time. I am sure you will know what to do when you are at the location.”
“OK but we are low on tools.”
“As I said things will be provided. Go to this location and you obtain your tools. I will deduct the cost of said tools from you payment.” 
“We can work with that.”


“I was told that you are the person to see about tools. This is my credit account”
“Tools I have. Just let me check your account. Ah yes I was told you would be by. So what are you looking for?”
“This is a list of what we will need for the job.”
“Well looks like you have some major work. Some of these I have but not in the quantity you are looking for.”
“We don’t need the full set right away. We can start with what you have and when you get more finish our work.”
“Very well, if you will follow me.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 December 2021, 20:57:05
Off to one end of the spaceport the 565th and 268th have a security perimeter setup and are having the different units from the DCA Marine regiment pass security checks. After each unit is checked they are loaded on to transports so they can go to the different training stations they will be using. After all the Marines have been screened the crews of the DropShips will then be screened as well.





Nejiro News 1
We have a report of someone attacking civilians east to Quezon. When we get more on this we will let you know.

Hilo TV3
News of some civilians being attacked east to Quezon has been reported. Not much other information is known at this time. We will be following this story.

HBC
We are following a story of civilians being attacked east of Quezon. As more information comes in we will let you know.

The Tarawa Times
More stories of the people of Nejiro being attacked. What is the GSF doing? They are here to protect the people are they not?

The Dakuu-orianyusu (Dark Warrior News)
News outlets talk of civilians being attacked outside of Quezon but the government does not say a word. The GSF does not offer any information on this story. So is this just a story or ….. is the Governor and her sell swords up to things? One wonders.

Shin no wadopuresu (True Word Press)
We are seeing stories that some civilians have been attacked outside of Quezon. No official word has been given. So is this a false story or is someone trying to hide something. Interesting the ComGuard was not asked to help with this. They are so close. We will keep an eye on this to see what is going on.





“See, what did I tell you. Very nice of them to show us the back door.”
“So what do you want to do now? Walk in?”
“Not at this time. First we need to make sure that the ones I am looking for are here.”
“So what …. we just sit here?”
“No we use some of your toys so we can watch the full story. Then when we know that they are on site we figure out the best way to deal with them.”
“OK so I will get the sensors in place. We cannot go back to the cave you are using because at that range they will track the signals.”
“So what do you want to do? Setup a new safe haven?”
“Not if I have a choice. We keep moving. If we sit in one place they will find us and that will be bad for our health.”
“I am glad that you did listen to your teachers. Nice to know they did not waste their time on you.”
“If I had I don’t think you and would be having this fun time together.”
“True. So let us get to work.”





“Sir we have some new workers. They stopped by the shop to pick up some tools.”
“Good, we are moving along well.”
“They worked for our other company. They will work for us but I did offer better terms.”
“That is not a problem. As long as they work we will have no problems.”
“I am sure they will. If not they will not like being unemployed.”





Nejiro News 1
We have seen a large force of DCA Marines land at the Spaceport and know that they are on world for training and refit. We welcome these proud members of the DCMS. We at News 1 hope that the time spent on Nejiro helpful for them in the future.

Hilo TV3
Reports are in of a large group of DCA Marines on world for training. May the Dragon look after these fine warriors.

HBC
We at HBC have talked with the commander of the DCA Marine unit that is on world for training and he has informed us that his unit is looking forward to the training and other actives that Nejiro has to offer.

The Tarawa Times
News of a DCA unit landing is all over the news. We at the Tarawa Times wonder at the timing of this unit’s arrival. Why are they here? Is it training as stated?

The Dakuu-orianyusu (Dark Warrior News)
DCA Marines have landed for training. This is what the Governor and her press have said. Why now? Why at all? The DCA has training camps much closer to home. To send a Marine unit this far out for training makes no sense. Unless she has called in some favors from her DCA friends.

Shin no wadopuresu (True Word Press)
We have seen many reports that DCA Marines are on world for training. These reports have not told us how long they will be here “for training”. With all the different raids of late maybe she has called for help from her DCA masters. Maybe she is looking to make this a Combine world if not in location but in name of her overlords. Good people of Nejiro you need to keep a close eye on these “troops in training”.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 December 2021, 20:58:43
68/08
To: Major Franks, Captain Bonanno, Major Cranson and Colonel Grayjoy.
From: Elisio Aguiar Tekeda
Re: New Contracts

Commanders we thank you for this past years’ service and will now be starting with you new contracts. Once more thank you for your service and may your new contracts be as well served.


Elisio Aguiar Tekeda
Liaison Officer GSF





Nejiro News 1
We have it from good sources that the original units of the GSF will be staying with to provide for our security. We look forward to them keeping our world safe.

Hilo TV3
News of the units of the GSF extending the contracts to stay on world is getting out. We are happy that they will be staying here and looking after our fine world.

HBC
Many news groups are reporting that the original units of the GSF will be staying on Nejiro. Most people that have been asked are happy that they will be staying on world and help the militia keep all of us safe during these times.

The Tarawa Times
Word around the planet is that the governor will be keeping the mercenary troops of her GSF, how will this work for us?

The Dakuu-orianyusu (Dark Warrior News)
Look the Sell swords will be spending more time on your world. It looks like the government needs propping up. They want to keep the sell swords so they can stay in power. For a year these sell swords have done nothing more than playing warrior and collecting money these leaders need to keep these hired guns. Fake battles staged for the news groups that are in the pocket of these so called leaders to make you good people feel protected. If real trouble does come here these sell swords and government will cut and run.

Shin no wadopuresu (True Word Press)
So the toy soldiers will be staying here on Nijero. These mercenary troops that tell you of great battles with enemies that none see. These people who only want money will be your protectors or will they be here to protect your bad leaders from you when you understand that you are the ones that are being used. Good people of Nijero ask and true protectors for this world will come and keep you safe. They help you keep what is yours.






To: Major Franks, Captain Bonanno, Major Cranson, Colonel Grayjoy, Tai-i Roads, Kapten Bjomsen and Colonel Bosche.
From: Elisio Aguiar Tekeda
Re: Small units for detached service

Commanders due to reports from the other stations in the system all GSF units will need to supply a small unit to help with the security for these places. Said units will need one (1) Battlemech, one (1) armored vehicle, one (1) infantry unit and one (1) unit of your choice. This unit you supply will be off world for three (3) months. At the end of this time a new unit will needed to replace it. This will be necessary until Word of Blake, Kokuryu-kai forces and Jaguar Bandit forces have been defeated.
You will want units that can operate with minimal support as they will be away from your main bases of operation.

Each force will have a small fire base that it will operate from. These are small facilities and part of these units duty will be to provide security for said base.

We will send supply ships to these bases on a bi-weekly basis.

Two of the sites are on large asteroids that do not have an atmosphere on the surface. The areas that need security are underground and do have minimal atmosphere. Units for these stations should be picked with this in mind.

All stations are from 0.9 to 1.1 normal gravity.

Units that will be assigned to the asteroid facilities should utilize light battlemechs due to the tunnel size. Also battle armor and units with omni abilities would be of use at these sites. Direct fire weapons will be of the most use. Last off very heavy weapons are not recommended as the damage they can do can cause breaches to the surface.

All stations have a small security force. These security forces are a platoon of infantry with support vehicles.

We will need your units on station starting the new month.

The six stations that need the extra security are:
1) Mine (Asteroid)
2) Mine
3) Research Lab
4) Farm
5) Power Station
6) Research Lab (Asteroid)
7) Power Station (Asteroid)

Security Force
Asteroid Facilities
Goblin Medium Tank      x   4
Foot Infantry Platoon Laser   x   1

Other Facilities
Goblin Medium Tank (LRM)   x   4
Foot Infantry Platoon Rifle   x   1

I will need your unit rosters ASAP.

Elisio Aguiar Tekeda
Liaison Officer GSF





“Sir one of my contacts just found out that the GSF will send some small units to deploying with the security forces of some major facilities is the system.”
“They will be deploying parts of the GSF to different parts of the system to provide extra security? Then we will make sure that the keep these units at these sites. We will need to contact some of the local free lancers and put them to work.”
“Yes sir.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 19 December 2021, 21:34:19
So I will need the list of units going to the new stations. I will also need a list of who is going to what station.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 20 December 2021, 11:36:23
“Our people have finished the sweep of Camp Kaki. They took care of the items that were placed around and in the camp.”
“Good how long before we can place a new unit in the base?”
“We will need to replace the power generator and transformers. The artillery did a number on them. We will help repair the ‘Mech gantry but the unit stationed will need to replace the gear that was destroyed.”
“This can be done.”
“I know that it is no longer my job but I will offer that the Hands stay at Haken so they can repair the damage they took and train with the other units at Haken.”
“I was already thinking of that. What unit do you think we should have at Kaki?
“My first choice would be the Ironborn. They have shown that they understand what need to be done and do it. My second choice would be Road’s Warriors. They can work in and from an isolated base.”
“If we were to move the Ironborn the people of Hilo will not be happy. They have taken to them, that and we have a new on world unit and a unit that Hilo has not had much contact with. If we move Road’s unit grandmother will have her defense unit cut way down.”
“Both of these things I have had in mind. Having Road’s unit move will be a smaller problem as they can still respond if grandmother runs into problems. Having Three GSF units around Hilo will help with keeping that area safe. Having the unit that the people of Hilo have been dealing with and that has shown interest in them is the better value.”
“So if you see the value of keeping the Ironborn at Hilo why would they be your first choice to go to Kaki?”
“They have been the most self-sufficient and combat reliable of the GSF units. Road’s people have been very helpful and have shown that the trust we have given has not been misplaced is why they are my second choice. Unit size is also why. The Ironborn have a larger force. Last off grandmother has made a target of herself and may need the extra help.”
“Nejiro militia can be sent to help grandmother with her defense plus she just added to her own force. As I pointed out Road’s unit can move to help grandmother and we know they can work together. He will be in a good place to intercede if others try to move from the coast also again.”
“True on all accounts, and a I said it is no longer my job. In the end you will need to make the choice. I also know that you will get different recommendations from Aguiar.”
“I will as always keep your ideas in mind when I do make my choice.”
“Before I forget we do have an ace in the hole to help grandmother or should I say a phoenix.”
“Very true.”
“We do need to talk about my trip. Things are getting interesting and we have new tourists.”





“Well looks like someone has his shorts all twisted.”
“If you are speaking of the extra security patrols I have to say yes.”
“We will be working on this a lot longer then we first figured.”
“Correct. If we rush this we will not live long.”
“So now it is time to setup a few fall back places.”
“Correct. We will need to set some false ones as well. We will need to keep them on edge.”
“Well I spotted a few places that will work for both ideas. This way.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 20 December 2021, 11:37:02
At the spaceport a group of around 250 people are talking with the customs officers.
“We know that you just landed. But we need your travel papers.”
“We look for Crash. Crash help paperwork.”
“I am sorry but you cannot leave this area until we check over your papers. Can you give me some more information on why you are here?”
“We come work for Crash.” Looking to the others and talking with them in a different language.
“OK you are here to work but we still need your papers.” Looking to the other officers and speaking Japanese. “This is not going well at all.” Switching back to English and the person that she has been talking with. “Can you tell me who you are going to be working for?”
“Crash. We work for him.”
“What company does he run or work for?” Looking to the other officers who are typing away on the terminals they are at. All shake their heads no. “If you can give me more information on this person so we can track him down?” She looks at the officers behind the people she is talking with and they give her the sign that they have some heavy cargo. She looks over the data base once more. “We also need to get documents for all of your cargo.” Looking at her co-worker and speaking Japanese. “This is going to be a long day. His English and mine are just not cutting it.”
“Crash …. he one of your commanders. He fix, he all.” He looks at one of his fellows speaking Greek. “My English and hers … Wow.” Looking back at the customs officer. “Cargo, Crash fix too.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 20 December 2021, 16:43:14
"The six stations that need the extra security are:
1) Mine (Asteroid)
2) Mine
3) Research Lab
4) Farm
5) Power Station
6) Research Lab (Asteroid)
7) Power Station (Asteroid)"

Does anyone have a preference?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 20 December 2021, 18:35:26
"The six stations that need the extra security are:
1) Mine (Asteroid)
2) Mine
3) Research Lab
4) Farm
5) Power Station
6) Research Lab (Asteroid)
7) Power Station (Asteroid)"

Does anyone have a preference?

Before anyone goes they have 7. No the last two are on the same rock. Just different locations on said rock

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 20 December 2021, 21:50:40
Before anyone goes they have 7. No the last two are on the same rock. Just different locations on said rock
The six stations that need the extra security are:
1) Mine (Asteroid)
2) Mine
3) Research Lab
4) Farm
5) Power Station

6) Research Lab (Asteroid)
7) Power Station (Asteroid)"

are the research lab and the power station for the last asteroid assessable to each other via the tunnels or completely separate from each other?

keep in mind also that those going to the asteroids need to be light and that direct fire is best per our liaison officer's memo

will the sites have medical for any injured and a place to repair any damage sustained?

how will the different gravity effect our personnel will they need time to acclimate? (going to and returning from)

i am looking at what i have to possibly fit the requirements the long time away concerns me i have alot of cadets in rides now so gunnery and piloting will not be very good for whom every i send

for #'s 2,3,4,5 which are not on asteroid's what is the surrounding terrain like for each , this will effect what can go there we do not want to send things that can not navigate the terrain 


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 20 December 2021, 23:53:04
The six stations that need the extra security are:
1) Mine (Asteroid)
2) Mine
3) Research Lab
4) Farm
5) Power Station

6) Research Lab (Asteroid)
7) Power Station (Asteroid)"

are the research lab and the power station for the last asteroid assessable to each other via the tunnels or completely separate from each other?

They are not close. Each site is large and can handle heavy equipment. Yes they are connected by tunnels but said tunnels are to small for heavy equipment. People yes, PA(L) and light battle armor yes. Nothing larger.

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keep in mind also that those going to the asteroids need to be light and that direct fire is best per our liaison officer's memo

 >:D

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will the sites have medical for any injured and a place to repair any damage sustained?

Yes they do as they have civilian and militia at all of them.
Now they are limited in what they can do. Think small local hospital.

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how will the different gravity effect our personnel will they need time to acclimate? (going to and returning from)

i am looking at what i have to possibly fit the requirements the long time away concerns me i have alot of cadets in rides now so gunnery and piloting will not be very good for whom every i send

The gravity is only a little off standard so no ill effects. Main reason why they are in use.

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for #'s 2,3,4,5 which are not on asteroid's what is the surrounding terrain like for each , this will effect what can go there we do not want to send things that can not navigate the terrain

These sites are all on the same world. Like the ones that are on the same asteroid they are not close to each other why each needs a security force. Once out of the work area the terrain gets very difficult. Here Mechs and battle armor can go but other ground units will have problems. VTOL craft are the best choice for air units unless you want to make runways for fixed wing aircraft.
Each site has room for a small spheroid dropship 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 21 December 2021, 00:01:54
Kapten Bjornsen sighed as he looked out of his office window over the compound below. "Nat, we need to secure more high speed vehicles and some crews for them. I'm thinking of getting a pair of Saladins. The local militia may have a couple of crews that may be tempted to join our illustrious unit. We're just a tad top heavy in that area. Also, we need to secure pilots for the two mechs in our mechbay. Post a couple of flyers in the infantry barracks, see who bites. Hopefully we can get one or two good pilots out of them."

Quartermaster Quist nodded, "Will do. Sir, we need to talk about the communique that just came in from Kiah's Hammers. It seems they want to do another group order. This time, we're in a much better financial situation. I think we should focus on ammo and armor, like we did last time, just greater quantities, and some Ferro-fibrous mech armor as well. The Sleeper guns have been a big hit with the troops that have gotten them so far. Now, we just need to wait for production capabilities to catch up. The final point of business is simple. Who are you sending to the detatched assignment? I think that volunteers would be best. We can put that out to our unit commanders and see who applies."

SjalBrenna speaks up from his shadowed corner, "Once we can integrate some local assets ito our intel gathering capabilities, we can work on personnel extractions relatively peacefully thanks to the Sleeper guns. I should really try to make inroads with the local militia and with other locals. Once we can suppliment our SIGINT with HUMINT, that'll give us a more complete picture out here. Sir, I also think that we should secure a couple of VTOL transports for quick deployment of our Kobolds in squad strength if need be for 'Special Missions' or at least one Heavy Hover APC for that. "

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 21 December 2021, 02:18:41
“How did your mission go?”
“It went well. Both groups worked with each other and did what was needed. Four of the troopers were taken but even if they talk they do not know anything of use.”
“They might be a problem.”
“Not at all, they are from the groups that are no longer in system. They have no idea of the new locations we have in place. If anything they will make the Government waste time.”
“Well than keep working with them.”





“I want you to keep an eye on our new help.”
“Sir?”
“I do not like how they are doing things. I feel like we are being used by them.”
“I will do my best.”
“Just watch them nothing more.”





“We are now free to do more than just recon.” Looking at the others. “We are to keep them off balance but not to force a larger response. Our mission is to keep them tied down. We will only go into direct battle if it works for our overall mission or we have no other choice. We will do our best to keep a low profile. We will help the others with the mission they have but we will also use them to further our mission.” Looking at each member of the team. “Does anyone have a problem with these orders?”
As one they answer “NO SIR.”
“Good then we will finish up with our work at the site and then move on to the other sites to ready them.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 21 December 2021, 13:54:56
OK so I sent everyone what they have in the bank as of the end of the month. 07/68

this gives you 08/68 to place the order. Time is moving fast so you have to move.

Need everyone to get your supply order in ASAP so it will not run into 09/68 before it gets ordered.

when I post things for 09/68 it will be 09/68.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 21 December 2021, 16:15:29
I tripped over this on the web.  (Not a real ad).
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 21 December 2021, 22:21:34
shadhawk: I calculated the cost of the new foot actuator I got for the Falcon Hawk.  It came out to 4,200 C-Bills.  Please adjust my bank total accordingly.

Dave
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 22 December 2021, 01:29:29
“Sho-sho this just arrived for you.” The duty Gunsho hands Meiyo a data pad.
“Thank You Gunsho.” She takes the pad and reads it.



“Gunsho will you get me Tai-sa Westfield ASAP.”
“Hai Sho-sho.”



“What may I do for you Sho-sho.”
“We will have one more Marine battalion joining us. This one will a rest and refit, they are fresh from a very active tour.”
“How bad?”
“They have 40% wounded and 20% that need rest. The other 40% are ready to go.”
“Any idea of what they tangled with?”
“No, command did not think I need to know. I will be talking with the CO when they land. I will have medical services ready.”
“What can I do?”
“Have your people check them out when they are on world. Get me a report of what they need to get battle ready.”
“Things are that bad in the DC?”
“You have seen the reports. The Combine will need all the troops they can get.”
“Do you have any idea of when they will get here?”
“From what command has given me they should be out here in three months.”
“Well they are giving us a little time to get ready for them.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 22 December 2021, 02:13:54
In the Ironborn 'Mech bay, Julia screamed out in frustration, scratching her fingers through her hair.  Plopping herself down on the gantry holding Maria's Phoenix Hawk, she grabbed a bottle of water, unscrewed the cap and took a long swig.

"Having trouble, Jules?"

Julia turned her head at the familiar drawl and found Maria standing over her.

"ARRRGHHH!! This f***ing gyro is driving me absolutely crazy!"  Julia complained.  "No matter what I do, no matter how many bits of shrapnel I pull from it, I just can't seem to fix the f***ing thing!"

"What's wrong with it?"  Maria inquired.  "Why can't you repair it?"

Julia gave a look at Maria that would have a lesser person recoiling apprehensively, but Maria held her ground.  "Because it's an old, decaying piece of JUNK!  I have a feeling that it's had to be repaired multiple times in the past.  Gyros are complicated and finicky pieces of equipment to begin with, especially these older models from God knows how many decades or centuries ago.  On top of that, whatever wrecked it in the first place left a lot of shattered bits inside, which, despite my best efforts, I haven't been able to clear completely."

"What about replacing the whole thing with a new one?"

"Do you have about 900,000 C-Bills, Mari?"  Julia answered with another question.  "'Cause that's how much it would cost to buy a new one.  Also, I'd have to rip out the old one and then install the new.  That would take at least another 6 to 8 weeks.  I'm worried we might have bought ourselves a lemon here."

"Have you tried asking Harald for help?"  Maria asked.

"He's been too busy to assist given what Asha did to my Bad Sister."  Julia responded.  "If she wasn't still in the infirmary, I'd strangle her myself for wrecking my baby."

That made Maria chuckle at the image that formed in her head.  "Well, to take your mind off of our gyro problem, Euron is calling a meeting of all combat personnel at about 1600 hours.  He's got some announcements to make or some such."  She patted Julia on the shoulder.  "Take a break, you can start again once we find out what our fearless leader has in store for us."

Sighing, Julia looked over at the Battlemech whose cantankerous innards were vexing her to her breaking point.  "I AM going to fix you.  You hear that?  I'm gonna fix your sorry ass and you ARE going to work again even it's the last thing I do."
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 22 December 2021, 11:53:14
In the special session of Parliament called my Meiyo. “Will the Nakazawa members please stand and answer the charger.”
Aina and Osamu Nakazawa stand. “We request that evidence of these charges be presented before we answer. To not know what has happened we cannot give a true answer.”
Recordings from May when units from Kiah’s Hammers responded to a call about an unknown armored unit operating north east of Nakawaza Shiro and north west of Zakharovich Fortress. Also played are audio interviews of the armored company after they were questioned by Nijero Security and NPO members. Both show that this unit was employed by Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa. The Metal Thunder interviews will show MRBC paperwork that they were employed by Isao Nazakawa personally. Audio logs will show that a combat unit that has been shown to be working with the Kokuryu-kai was working for Nakazawa. Also presented are records showing payments to Nazakawa accounts from known Kokuryu-kai accounts in the Draconis Combine.
“So once more how does Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa answer the charges of Treason?”





“Why did you raid on one of the production sites?”
“I did not.”
“Explain then how a DCMS equipped lance was reported at that site.”
“I cannot. They are not part of our forces. Also from what my people have found out that lance did not take part in the raid. A different Lance took part and the armor units are not ours as well.”
“If not our people then who? Have your contacts look into this now.”
“Hai!”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 22 December 2021, 16:12:51
In the Ironborn 'Mech bay, Julia screamed out in frustration, scratching her fingers through her hair.  Plopping herself down on the gantry holding Maria's Phoenix Hawk, she grabbed a bottle of water, unscrewed the cap and took a long swig.

"Having trouble, Jules?"

Julia turned her head at the familiar drawl and found Maria standing over her.

"ARRRGHHH!! This f***ing gyro is driving me absolutely crazy!"  Julia complained.  "No matter what I do, no matter how many bits of shrapnel I pull from it, I just can't seem to fix the f***ing thing!"

"What's wrong with it?"  Maria inquired.  "Why can't you repair it?"

Julia gave a look at Maria that would have a lesser person recoiling apprehensively, but Maria held her ground.  "Because it's an old, decaying piece of JUNK!  I have a feeling that it's had to be repaired multiple times in the past.  Gyros are complicated and finicky pieces of equipment to begin with, especially these older models from God knows how many decades or centuries ago.  On top of that, whatever wrecked it in the first place left a lot of shattered bits inside, which, despite my best efforts, I haven't been able to clear completely."

"What about replacing the whole thing with a new one?"

"Do you have about 900,000 C-Bills, Mari?"  Julia answered with another question.  "'Cause that's how much it would cost to buy a new one.  Also, I'd have to rip out the old one and then install the new.  That would take at least another 6 to 8 weeks.  I'm worried we might have bought ourselves a lemon here."

"Have you tried asking Harald for help?"  Maria asked.

"He's been too busy to assist given what Asha did to my Bad Sister."  Julia responded.  "If she wasn't still in the infirmary, I'd strangle her myself for wrecking my baby."

That made Maria chuckle at the image that formed in her head.  "Well, to take your mind off of our gyro problem, Euron is calling a meeting of all combat personnel at about 1600 hours.  He's got some announcements to make or some such."  She patted Julia on the shoulder.  "Take a break, you can start again once we find out what our fearless leader has in store for us."

Sighing, Julia looked over at the Battlemech whose cantankerous innards were vexing her to her breaking point.  "I AM going to fix you.  You hear that?  I'm gonna fix your sorry ass and you ARE going to work again even it's the last thing I do."

If you would like L.F. has techs who are willing to assist w/ your repairs. This offer is available to the "hands of the Goddess" as well.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 22 December 2021, 17:05:26
Thank you for the offer, Ogre.
Ironborn, if you can't repair the gyro, I have a pair of 3 ton gyros in inventory.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 22 December 2021, 20:07:09
ogremage and jimdigris:  Both offers will be appreciated and accepted by Julia.  Three months is way too long to fix a gyro malfunction.  Jim, I don't want to have to take one of your gyros unless I break the one we got, so we'll try fixing it first.

shadhawk:  let me know if Julia can fix the Phoenix Hawk's gyro with Loyalty Forsaken techs helping out.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 23 December 2021, 01:43:04
ogremage and jimdigris:  Both offers will be appreciated and accepted by Julia.  Three months is way too long to fix a gyro malfunction.  Jim, I don't want to have to take one of your gyros unless I break the one we got, so we'll try fixing it first.

shadhawk:  let me know if Julia can fix the Phoenix Hawk's gyro with Loyalty Forsaken techs helping out.

The techs doing the work will need to be veteran or higher in the same weight class of 'Mech. If they are not they will have higher target numbers.
So said techs will have to be veteran or better in the medium weight class.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 23 December 2021, 06:03:45
Would my Griffin techs qualify?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 23 December 2021, 13:55:53
Would my Griffin techs qualify?

Yes they are elite
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 23 December 2021, 17:15:04
Rob Swanson, brother of the Hands of the Goddess chief tech, walked into the Ironborn mechbay after hearing some loud cursing.  He noticed a woman descending the gantry surrounding a Phoenix Hawk with its torso wide open.  Taking a sip from his beer, he approached the woman and asked "What seems to be the problem?"
"Do you see that gyro?," she pointed at the sad-looking Phoenix Hawk.
Rob nodded. "I do indeed.  It looks like it's been around the block more than a few times.  What's wrong with it?," he asked as they both stared up at the machine.
"It's got several problems, but I think we can start with all the shattered bits still hiding inside. I can hear them whenever I start it up, but I can't find them."
"I guess you don't know the trick."
"Trick?!?"
"Hold this," Rob said as he handed her his beer. He leisurely cracked his knuckles and said "This shouldn't take long."
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 23 December 2021, 20:37:16
The techs doing the work will need to be veteran or higher in the same weight class of 'Mech. If they are not they will have higher target numbers.
So said techs will have to be veteran or better in the medium weight class.

Guess that leaves me out assisting as I don't know what rating my techs. And when I asked creating my units I've always been told "forgetaboutit!"
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 24 December 2021, 01:39:43
Guess that leaves me out assisting as I don't know what rating my techs. And when I asked creating my units I've always been told "forgetaboutit!"

no you were told each time you made a unit that the techs had same skill level as the equipment they were working on. as the pilot and crew improve so do / did they.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 25 December 2021, 14:16:55
Merry Christmas to all of you that celebrate.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 25 December 2021, 21:19:34
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: off world lance
Post by: Devondra on 26 December 2021, 21:40:50
Ok for the off world security kiah is sending the following to the non asteroid research lab

=> bandit hovercraft with IS battle armor
=> karnov with IS gray death scout armor and IS jump infantry
=> dragon
=> owens with clan elementals

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 26 December 2021, 23:06:44
Winter's Dream will take the mine on the asteroid.

Units are:

Vedette "Tempest"
Goblin "Blood Moon" and Heavy LRM infantry
Jackal piloted by "Laughing Wolf"
Maxim I "Hunter's Den" and Kobold Power armor Platoon.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 27 December 2021, 22:14:43
In the special session of Parliament called my Meiyo. “Will the Nakazawa members please stand and answer the charger.”
Aina and Osamu Nakazawa stand. “We request that evidence of these charges be presented before we answer. To not know what has happened we cannot give a true answer.”
Recordings from May when units from Kiah’s Hammers responded to a call about an unknown armored unit operating north east of Nakawaza Shiro and north west of Zakharovich Fortress. Also played are audio interviews of the armored company after they were questioned by Nijero Security and NPO members. Both show that this unit was employed by Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa. The Metal Thunder interviews will show MRBC paperwork that they were employed by Isao Nazakawa personally. Audio logs will show that a combat unit that has been shown to be working with the Kokuryu-kai was working for Nakazawa. Also presented are records showing payments to Nazakawa accounts from known Kokuryu-kai accounts in the Draconis Combine.
“So once more how does Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa answer the charges of Treason?”

so cool please tell me comeuppance is about to occur, oh to be a fly on the wall In the special session of Parliament   lol
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 28 December 2021, 04:29:30
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Alliance Under Assault   


We go now to Kiva Cooper, SBC's own Pulitzer Prize - winning reporter, covering events currently unfolding in Solaris City ...

[Kiva appears before the camera, apparently reporting from a rooftop. Behind her is the vast urban expanse of Solaris City's International Zone, with the massive metallic bubbles of DropShips in Solaris Spaceport plainly visible. Thin ribbons of smoke rise from several unseen fires, curling up into the gray sky.] 


[Kiva] "Are you getting this Jamie? This is Kiva Cooper, reporting live from the rooftop of the SBC Broadcasting Center in the International Zone as unknown forces continue their attack on Solaris VII. We've seen bone - white BattleMechs of vintage and recent manufacture, dropping in and around the city outskirts, and from here we can see movement in the spaceport as security forces clash with the unidentified attackers."   

[Camera zooms in, catching a glimpse of roughly a company of Lyran 'Mechs using the spaceport buildings and grounded DropShips as cover. Weapons fire from a branch of the complex, the 'Concourse E' label clearly visible, shows the approach of more than a dozen white 'Mechs, led by an Awesome. The white "Mechs tear into the buildings as well, obliterating that section of the spaceport  in a hail of PPC and laser fire.]   

[Kiva] "The security forces are overwhelmed. There are too many attackers, a full battalion or more sweeping the spaceport alone. The city is in chaos. Over to the west, we can see 'Mechs in Starlight and Zalzni colors fighting each other in the streets, the cause of their recent clash unknown. The Pop TV building just collapsed under Mandole Mgwane's Jinggau."   

[Camera swings around and briefly highlights two 'Mechs dueling in the street, sweeping over a demolished building and scurrying bystanders running for cover, and eventually settling on a lone dark blue Banshee squaring off against two lighter white BattleMechs.]

[Kiva] " We do see resistance from the stables here. There on Paris Street, it looks like a Banshee from a minor stable is dueling with two of the invaders. Get a close-up of the invader BattleMaster, Jamie. Wait that triple - diamond insignia! That's Paul Diamond, a contender who left to join the Word of Blake. Is this a Blakist attack? The Banshee pilot has put the Blake Wolverine between him and Diamond. Wait there's a man running out on foot, with some sort of satchel, Oh my!" 

[Camera attempts to focus on a satchel - armed man who rushes at the Banshee, only to vanish in a flash of light meters away from the 'Mech when the pack explodes prematurely]

[Kiva] "Off in the distance, we can see other parts of the city in flames. Columns of smoke are visible from various parts of Kobe, the Black Hills. Reports tell of Lyran defenders dying in all parts of the city, refusing to abandon even the non - Steiner sectors. Even now we're hearing of fighting as far out as Reach----"   

[A tremendous explosion shakes the camera and Kiva instinctively ducks. Camera swings around, catching glimpses of fires all along the skyline. A roar of fighter engines momentarily washes out all sound.]

[Kiva] "Over there! It's the Star League Dome!"   

[The camera pans northward to the massive dome of the almost completed Star League Stadium on the banks of the Solaris River. Flames engulf the ruined dome, blackening the Davion sword - and - sun logo as a secondary blast rips through the structure.]

[Kiva] "My God, who are these people?" 

from SBC News Special Report, Solaris Broadcasting, 16 June 3068   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 28 December 2021, 05:15:27
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The Archon Has Failed Us! 

Tharkad in ruins!  Donegal, Coventry, and Hesperus bombarded and blockaded by Word of Blake forces!  Skye, Wyatt, Phecda, Alchiba, Milton, Loric, Ford, Giausar, Timbiqui, and Poulsbo, all invaded by the Free Worlds League!
My friends, the utter incompetence of Peter Steiner - Davion can no longer be hidden; it is made manifest by our horrific losses, and threatens the total destruction of our proud Lyran state! We are assailed from all sides, and it will only be a matter of time before the opportunistic Jade Falcons again descend on us in our weakness. The Dracs would be over the border as well to do some more "peacekeeping", if they could only figure out who runs their show.
How much longer must we tolerate the inept reign of Peter the Worthless? He has accomplished nothing, and has only aggravated the problems we face daily. Now that such grave threats loom before us, we must act with strength and determination, not indecision and confusion!
Clearly, far more capable individuals exist to lead us than the fledgling Peter, who lacks any meaningful military experience. A mediocre MechWarrior, he is an even more incompetent leader. And though we mourn the loss of a man of such stature as Caesar Steiner, it is good to see that the Steiner blood runs true and strong today in Adam Steiner. He achieved impressive feats in the Jade Vulture incursion of 3064, and his more recent actions demonstrate his vision. Clearly the right man to serve as General of the Armies, he would also make an Archon far superior to Peter Steiner - Davion.
The noble Steiner blood runs thin indeed in our Archon. Time for some true and more capable blood to replace him! 

Pamphlet issued by Brotherhood Press, Cincinnatus Publishing, 6 May 3068

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 28 December 2021, 06:29:24
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Alliance, Free Worlds League At War   


So was the dissolution of the Star League a good idea after all?  We know our Coordinator was against it - we've seen the footage from that day in November 3067. Apparently the foolish leaders of the other realms thought they could maintain their own peace without "outside interference."   
Looks like they were wrong. News coming in from the Alliance and the Free Worlds League shows Skye province attacking the Free Worlds - without the sanction of the Lyran Estates General, no less. Not that anyone can blame Skye. Without an authoritative body to rein in the Alliance military, apparently provincial leaders feel they can declare war whenever they want.
If the Star League still existed, Skye could have appealed to that body for restitution of damages that Duke  - Steiner claims his world has sustained. Instead, power hungry politicians believe they answer to no one but themselves and take matters into their own hands. 
Well, we may not have the Star League anymore, but I for one am thankful to live in the Combine, where our sense of honor and duty overrides our selfishness. Seems the Alliance could learn a lesson or ten from us.

Trevor Lindensholm, Editor, Minakuchi World times, 1 June 3068


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 28 December 2021, 07:52:29

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Who among Us Shall Rule?   

[Diamond] "So, gentlemen. what are we to do with the situation now that our wayward son has stirred up Luthien?" 
[Sapphire] "You mean it was not planned that way? He acted alone?"   
[Ruby] "Not without help."
[Pearl] "Yes, he did have help. My sources point to the Second Sword's over eager Tai-sa. Apparently, he did not care to wait until called upon."
[Ruby] "No, it goes further than that. Our Pillar has rotted."
[Diamond] "Interesting. Our friend is the source of our problem on Luthien, then?" 
[Ruby] "Hai."
[Obsidian] " So sure are yo Ri --?"
[Diamond] "No names! Do it again and I will demand your heart as well as your head!" 
[Ruby] "It is nothing. Yes, I am sure. Emerald has gone the path of the ronin. He thinks he knows the way when he does not. The impetuousness of youth, I think."   
[Sapphire] "This sets us back, then."
[Diamond] "Not entirely."   
[Ruby] "Hai. It is actually beneficial. We can front someone now without fear of discovery." 
[Obsidian] " We are going to hang Emerald out to dry?" 
[Pearl] "For the good of the Dragon, yes. Let them think when they beat him down that the menace of the Kokuryu-kai is diminished, while instead we continue to gain power."
[Sapphire] "So, whom shall we consider?"   
[Diamond] "Sakamoto?"   
[Ruby] "No. I have watched him since the incident. He will not bend our way. However, his offspring may..." 
[Pearl] "Ah, yes, his marriage and coming child. We shall make arrangements. But for the time being..."   
[Obsidian] "Toytomi?"
[Sapphire] "Too impertinent. He bears watching."   
[Ruby] "Why not someone already beyond the shadows? Hiding in plain sight? The bastard Kerai would never question it, not now."
[Diamond] "Don't delude yourself. Kerai questions all." 
[Pearl] "Perhaps, but not the one we know Ruby speaks of. It is an elegant plan."
[Obsidian] "Interesting, at least..."   
[Sapphire] " Right there, in the light of day. Where everyone can see, yet does not see..."
[Ruby] "Yes. And in the perfect position for us to take advantage of."   
[Diamond] "Then let us make it happen. And make sure Emerald finds his place among the dead. We are too close now. We cannot afford another mistake."   
[Obsidian] "And I will send a message to our 'champion' personally this time -- just in case he develops delusions of his own power."   
[Sapphire] "Then it is decided. The Dragon is blind and we will soon be the saviors that work the miracle of sight."   


partial recording made between unknown parties, recovered from the ruins of the Imperial City, Luthien (date unknown), then circulated through the dark web and social media   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 28 December 2021, 11:03:25

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Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 28 December 2021, 15:03:43


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Dragon's Son Declares State of Emergency   


To All Voice of the Dragon Affiliates: You are to immediately put this into print and voice the following statement. Override all other headline and story events. -Regional Director Miygaki Gershwin (VOTD, Pesht)   


From Hohiro Kurita:   
"Citizens of the Dragon, I greet you on this dark day. Today we find ourselves embroiled in war within and without the Combine. For months now our valiant DCMS troops have engaged Word of Blake forces on Dieron and Luthien. This new enemy, this diabolical splinter group of the benevolent ComStar, has risen from the darkness and bitten us on our heel. Since the dissolution of the Star League, they have transformed themselves from ComStar's competitor into the Yellow Bird that threatens not just the Dragon, but all humankind.
"The Word of Blake has used against human targets weapons that have been banned for centuries. Reports of chemical attacks and nuclear firestorms have been received from countless world outside the Combine. They have manipulated whole planets and governments - even House Lords - into furthering their destructive agenda and are even now attempting to cut the Dragon off at the knees.
"Because of these hideous events unfolding around us, I hereby declare the Draconis Combine in a state of emergency, so that we may properly handle the onslaught that faces us. To citizens held hostage by these fanatical zealots, know that the Dragon has arisen to crush the Word of Blake as it did the Smoke Jaguars. Your tears are felt and your blood is remembered. The Dragon will roar once more."   

                                                                                             Tearing through the void
                                                                                              Prepared for the Yellow Bird
                                                                                                      Expect victory.
   



   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 28 December 2021, 21:07:17
After seeing enough of the invitations opened. When Duke enters his office and sees his on his desk. He wearily sits down behind the desk never bothering to turn on the lights. Sadly, and fondly remembering the last state wedding dinner he attended so many years ago. When a nation lost a beloved Archon, Morgan Kell lost his wife along with his right arm, and Duke lost his wife in an explosion. Seconds, minutes, a few hours pass with little to no movement, and the only sounds to be heard were the soft sobs of a grieving widower.  Eventually, late into the night or early into morning; Duke will make arrangements for the invitation to be returned via courier unopened and succinct but polite note refusing the invitation.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 30 December 2021, 13:36:35
“Sugai Amalaa has looked over the request for the use of Sugai Shiro for your event and has given her consent.” Elizabeth will inform Maria. “Sugai Keiji also welcomes your people and looks forward to this event. Keiji-sama will have Cho-sa Izanagi contact you about security needs.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 30 December 2021, 21:47:06
Kapten Bjornsen sighed as he paced in his office, awaiting the arrival of Mechwarrior Berquist, Sergeant Shihei, and Lieutenant Lundmark. Lieutenant Anker chuckled at his Kapten's nervousness. Marius turned at the sound, "What's so funny, Reider?"

Reider replied, "You, sir. You always get nervous at times like these... on the field of battle, you are a great commander. In the barracks, you're a worrywart. Relax, they're professional soldiers. They'll do their duty as part of the expanded coverage."  He stood up, "Sit down, sir... it's making me nervous to see you so nervous. Oh, by the way, what about the Wedding invite? Have you sent your response?"

Marius smiled, "Nope. However, since you asked, you get to craft the carefully worded response this invite deserves. The delegation from us will be small. The unit commanders, lance level and higher, Quartermaster Quist, Chief Tech Odden, Dr. Sparv, and just in case two squads of the 190th. Looks like a total of 20 personnel going, including staff level positions. Send in the response before you leave for the asteroid."

Reider's response was interrupted as the door opened and the new secretary ushered the three other guests into the room. Once the new arrivals were seated, the secretary withdrew and closed the door. Marius chuckled, "Saved by the bell, Lieutenant Anker." He turned from Reider and towards the other three people in the room. "I bet you're wondering why you in particular were called here. We have a job to do, and your three units, along with Lieutenant Anker's platoon, will be doing that job. It seems that the GSF has been tasked with protecting additional areas in our current solar system. I'll be rotating units to these positions in three month stints. You drew the short straw in that you are the first to go. It also means, you're the first to get it over with. You will be protecting an Asteroid Mining facility, and be careful. gravity is within .1 g of normal, but the atmosphere may be thin. Also, the tunnels may not like overshoots, so be aware of that. Lieutenant Anker will be in charge of the defense force, so all commands go through him first." His voice drops a bit in timbre, "I don't want to see anyone come back on a stretcher, much less in a body bag. Do you understand?" All of the assembled troopers said, "Aye, sir" as one.

Kapten Bjornsen nodded, "Dismissed, all of you. Get prepared, you leave soon."

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 31 December 2021, 14:04:57
  Kiah sitting in the living quarters of her long house where she was going over communications from the wedding planner and enjoying a light lunch looked up at the knock on the front door. Putting down her goblet she looked at her three companions. Anna, Kate and Summer the triplets that ran her private house seamlessly, they had been going over her schedule and at the knock Anna rose to answer the door. She laughed as Carl grabbed her and spun her with a fast kiss to her cheek.

“Stop molesting my ladies” Kiah smiled as he crossed and greeted my other ladies, and filled a goblet and held it out to him. “Had lunch yet?”

“No, what you got?” he asked taking the goblet, pulling out a chair and grabbing a soft roll spreading butter on it as he talked. “just got in from patrol with the kids, I’m starved.”

“How did they do?” Kiah waved her hand and summer went to the sideboard to get him a plate.

“They are coming along very well, they just need a bit of confidence.” He sat back as Summer placed the plate down and then sat forward to eat.

“well some will get just that, we have to send a lance to that off world research lab.”

“who?”

Kiah caught the roll he tossed her and broke it apart to finish eating her stew. “Cain’s Bandit , Robbie’s Karnov, Tyson’s  dragon, Trever with both Owen config pods, with the assigned troops as well of course.”

Carl snorted. “Robbie and Lang will love babysitting duty”

“It will not be Baby-sitting it is more like mentoring. Cain and Tyson are not kids, just green and Trever will help with that.” Kiah took a drink “Don’t like anyone being so far away but it will be good for them and while Robbie is off world it will allow Bob and Axel to get their Karnov off tarmac more they need more fly time.”

“it will be good for them, don’t know why you let Robbie pull rank so much.”

“Rank and seniority have privileges but when Robbie gets back I’ll make sure deployments are more balanced.”

Carl filled the goblets up and speared some slices of roast beef putting some on Kiah’s plate then his. “on different note, how are wedding plans going?’

Kiah sighed as she served them both baby potatoes. “Invites are out, our artisans did us proud and the  responses have started coming back, that wedding planner Bully and I hired is a godsend, she and her team have it all under control, the wedding outfits for my side are done, your all going to look amazing, the food selected …. The new command is not coming or sending a rep…. waiting to hear from all the others.”

“Well it will be a hell of a party, anyone from home coming?”

“Stop it brat, with all that is going on how would that even be possible?” Kiah threw a potato to her pregnant wolfhound,  River who was  laying by the fire. “The day should be fairly stress-free. But I have thought a few times Bully and I should have just married quietly.”

“the Clan would have rebelled, we all want to give you the kind of sendoff to the land of matrimony  you deserve…. And have the right to.”

“we have left all that poop and circumcise behind when we came here”

Carl laughed at their childhood joke term for state functions and sat back “you are our Jarl and always will be, sorry Hart sister you’re stuck with me and the rest of us.”

“I should have left without a word” Kiah said with a mock snarl.

“do you honestly think we would not have followed you? I and several others were watching you like a hawk when you said you were resigning and going off. Face it you’re the Jarl we all swore to and want and the one we will always follow. There is no getting away from us or your duty to us now.”

Kiah nodded with a wry smile “you were the one that made me go through the proper channels to leave.”

“Yes, well as you always said do it right or don’t do it at all.”

“Yes that is the thing to do, throw my own words back at me. Having you and the rest of my family with me means a lot. The gods have been good to allow all of you to be with me. It makes my losses …easier”

Carl reached over and squeezed Kiah’s hand briefly then went back to eating. “I miss them to” he then smiled into his goblet. “I look forward to the kids you and Bully will eventually have and telling them all the stories of what hellions we all were growing up”

Kiah smiled a little sadly. “just remember payback is a b***h when you have your own kids someday hart brother.”

“that won’t be for a bit yet thank you very much.”

Kiah laughed “when am I scheduled for patrol?”

“day after Tomorrow morning”

“Good I need to get out and about I’m restless” 

“Well I’ll keep you company for a while” he nodded to the pile of paper “let me see some of those ill help you go through them”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 31 December 2021, 15:39:28
"I can't believe that they told the whole planet about this," muttered Captain Bonanno, surrounded by his staff in the conference room.
"Technically she didn't," Dejah Rey, the unit intelligence officer, retorted.
"When you invite all the clan heads, effectively everyone knows.  But it's too late to do anything about that.  I'd like the unit on full alert.  Dejah, normally I'd have you along as my escort, but I'd like you monitoring communications traffic.  I'll bring commtech Argueta to deal with any press issues". Argueta nodded her acknowledgement.
"Niobe, as always you will have command of the unit while I'm gone.  We'll also bring Maxim Alpha with one platoon of infantry.  Leave the rest home so that we'll have room to evacuate VIPs if things go badly wrong.  I suspect that the majority of the trouble will be elsewhere that day.
"If anyone else has any suggestions, please share."  The assembled officers glanced back at their tablets and continued their analysis.
"One more thing; I need a good taylor.  I need to adjust my tuxedo so that I can wear my cooling vest underneath."

[Captain Bonanno will RSVP with the envelope that came with the invitation indicating that there will be twenty-two members to his entourage, and twenty of them will have rifles. Everyone will be well-dressed.]
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 31 December 2021, 19:54:32
"I can't believe that they told the whole planet about this," muttered Captain Bonanno, surrounded by his staff in the conference room.
"Technically she didn't," Dejah Rey, the unit intelligence officer, retorted.
"When you invite all the clan heads, effectively everyone knows.  But it's too late to do anything about that.  I'd like the unit on full alert.  Dejah, normally I'd have you along as my escort, but I'd like you monitoring communications traffic.  I'll bring commtech Argueta to deal with any press issues". Argueta nodded her acknowledgement.
"Niobe, as always you will have command of the unit while I'm gone.  We'll also bring Maxim Alpha with one platoon of infantry.  Leave the rest home so that we'll have room to evacuate VIPs if things go badly wrong.  I suspect that the majority of the trouble will be elsewhere that day.
"If anyone else has any suggestions, please share."  The assembled officers glanced back at their tablets and continued their analysis.
"One more thing; I need a good taylor.  I need to adjust my tuxedo so that I can wear my cooling vest underneath."

[Captain Bonanno will RSVP with the envelope that came with the invitation indicating that there will be twenty-two members to his entourage, and twenty of them will have rifles. Everyone will be well-dressed.]

“Sir why don’t you just get one of the stripper tuxes? You vest and helmet will be at your ride and if things are that bad just a quick tug and you are in your shots.” Lieutenant Ash gives her CO a big grin. “You would have much more use of one like that.” Her smile gets bigger.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 31 December 2021, 21:27:19
“Shujin looks like I will be need of my dress uniform a lot this winter so I think a second one will be needed, please have someone start working on that right away.”
“Hai Sho-sa.”
“Now who to take with me? This will be a very full month and traveling to and from is out of the question.”





“Inform Adept Wood that her Level II will be my security force for Major Franks and Tai-i Roads’ wedding.”
“Yes sir. May I ask why them? They are one of the lighter units we have.”
“Simple they have worked the most with the GSF and if someone gets twitchy they will fit in best.”
“Understood sir. What about the other events?”
“My normal security team will be fine.”
“Yes sir, I will make sure both are informed and ready.”





“Tai-i will you have the currier take this to Major Franks at Camp Kurawa.”
“Hai.”
“So who do you should I pick for the security team for Major Frank’s wedding?”
“Sir?”
“Well it is going to be held at Fenikkusu jiin and I know most if not all of them would want to be on hand.”
“Many of the complement for that matter sir.”
“So back to my question. Who?”





“How long do you think we can drag this out?”
“I don’t know. We will do what we can but the longer this goes on the more time they have to find out more.”
“OK I do have help on the way but they are going to take some time to get here. With all that is happening transport is all screwed up.”
“If they take too long they will not have a job.”
“I don’t need to be reminded about that. Have arrangements been made for a fall back?”
“We are working on that. The problem is ware. Not many will be willing to help with what has happened.”
“True and with our other support not returning things are even more difficult. What do we have at this time?”
“Not much.”
“It will have to do for now.”





“OK so we have double checked all the IDs of the Marines and Ships crews and they are all good to go. We will start getting them into the training schools.”
“Good, this is the first good news in a month.”





Nejiro News 1
Parliament was call into a special session by Chiji Saganami so that Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa would have to answer to charges of treason to Nijero. Video, written and vocal evidence was presented and MPs Aina and Osamu Nakazawa will have to defend Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa. If they cannot the Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa will face heavy fines and punishment maybe even having the Shuyona Ichizoku broken up. We will keep following this story.

Hilo TV3
In the special session of Parliament Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa was charged with treason to Nijero. The opening statements from the Mercenary units Kiah’s Hammers and Metal Thunder will be hard for Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa to play down.

HBC News
Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa was charged with treason to Nijero by Chiji Saganami in Parliament. The opening statements show that Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa had contact with units known to be Kokoryu-kai. If the treason charge is proven Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa may be dismantled.

Financial Times
With Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa having charges of treason presented is Parliament many local markets are in a flux. We will be keeping an eye on this. As things change we will post them.

The Moro Sun-Times
Nazakawa Shuyona Ichizoku has been called before a special session of Parliament on charges of treason to Nejiro. The opening show that Nazakawa has been working with Kokoryu-kai forces here on world.

The Tarawa Times
Chiji Saganami has charged Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa with treason. She has said that Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa is working with the Kokoryu-kai. So far all that she has is the word of her sell swords and some other sell swords that were working for Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa that we have come to learn were going to have that contract terminated. So we have the word of a trusted Shuyona Ichizoku vs that of a couple of groups of sell swords … who are you going to trust?

The Dakuu-orianyusu (Dark Warrior News)
So it now looks like your governor is looking to place blame on one of the Shuyona Ichizoku for problems she has made and cannot fix. She has her sell swords and a group of soon to be fired sell swords make up stories to tarnish the good name of Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa to cover her problems. People of Nijero you have to see what is going on.

Shin no wadopuresu (True Word Press)
Your governor a member of the DCMS has charged Shuyona Ichizoku Nazakawa with treason. She links them with a rebel group in the Combine. She has Mercenary troops that work for her and others that were to be fired by this same Shuyona Ichizoku give the proof of treason. She said she has finical proof also but did not give this at the time of the charges. One has to wonder what is going on.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 31 December 2021, 22:01:03
At 1600 hours, the Ironborn gathered together in the hangar of the 'Mech bay as Euron and Alannah waited for them.  Even the techs and the warriors without 'Mechs were invited as the Colonel had ordered everyone to hear his announcements.

Once they'd all assembled, Euron addressed them all:  "Good, now that everyone's here, I can get down to business.  First of all, I have the distinct pleasure to announce the promotion of two of our members for their exemplary service to the Ironborn."

At this, Anya Tereshskaya approached the Colonel.  "First, our own Beta Platoon tank commander, Sergeant Anya Tereshskaya.  With this, you are hereby promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Congratulations!"  The Ironborn clap as Anya is presented with her new rank insignia.  Anya salutes the Colonel before returning to the back.

"Next," Euron continued.  "One of our techs, Karin Wynch, the sister of our Alpha Regulator commander, Charles Wynch, is hereby promoted to Sergeant and given command of our new Charlie Regulator and her crew promoted to Corporals."  There is more applause as Karin and her crew are given their stripes.  "Better watch out, Charles."  Karin commented.  "I plan on surpassing you soon."  The elder Wynch nodded, accepting the challenge.

"For our next order of business."  Alannah Harlaw spoke up.  "The Colonel and I have revealed to the GSF commanders our new cross-training program.  Whereby we intend to send our Mechwarriors who do not possess 'Mechs of their own to the other units of the GSF.  This period of cross-training will last for a total of 3 months, wherein you will learn their tactics, doctrines and culture for the future benefit of our unit.  You will eat with them, train with them and ultimately, learn from them.  For our first candidate, Isolde Botley."

Isolde enthusiastically came up the front.  C'mon, Hands of the Goddess, she thought hopefully.  Alannah continued.  "You are hereby assigned to Kiah's Hammers."  Isolde's expression faltered a bit.  The Ice Queen?  Damn, considering what Dagmer had to say about her unit, they're gonna put me through the wringer worse than Mom and Meifeng.
"Yes, ma'am!"  She said a bit perfunctorily, trying to show the proper respect.

"Second, Bors Harlaw."  Bors emerged next, worried where he'd end up.  "You will be sent to Grandmother's compound to train with the Dragon's Clutch."  Bors considered this.  Well, at least Miyamoto and Shiro are close to my age.  He snapped to attention.  "Ma'am!"

"Finally,"  Alannah finished.  "Victarion Greyjoy and Freyja Blacktyde-Greyjoy, your destination will be the Hands of the Goddess."  Victarion and Freyja nodded their assent as Isolde mumbled under her breath, "Lucky."

At this, Beryl Greyjoy-Blacktyde raised her hand.  "Colonel?  Am I not to be given an assignment?"

Euron looked to his younger sister.  "Your husband asked me not to give you one because that could take you off the base for an extended period of time."  This drew a few chuckles from a few of the Ironborn.  Beryl looked over at Jurgen annoyed at his audacity.  "Did you have an assignment in mind, Beryl?" Euron asked.

"If that's the case, I request to go to the Loyalty Foresworn."  Beryl said.  "They occupy the same base as us.  So, if my husband has no objections."  She glared at Jurgen.  Jurgen responded, uncharacteristically cowed. "I...have no objections."

"Then it's settled."  Beryl concluded.  "Major Harlaw, if you add my name to the list, please."  Alannah did so, and that was that.

Euron exhaled sharply.  "Well, next item of business.  Lance Captain Botley."  Lorren came up to the front and began his speech.  "As many of you are aware, part of our new contract requires us to send a semi-permanent garrison force to one of seven locations both on and off-planet.  Per the Colonel's orders.  I have been placed in charge of the garrison.  I need 3 volunteers to accompany me to the assignment, one of with must be an infantry unit and one must be a tank unit.  Do I have any volunteers?"  Most of the Ironborn raised their hands, surprising Lorren.  "Right!"  He conceded.  "I'll discuss with you all once the assignment is finalized."

OOG:  Anthony, I need a list of the remaining garrison locations before I select one and the crew for the assignment

Back IG:
"Well, then."  Said Euron.  "On to happier occasions.  As you are well aware, my niece, Asha Greyjoy, who regrettably is still in the infirmary since her first mission ended in her 'Mech suffering severe damage, will be marrying my soon-to-be nephew-in-law, Tristifer Botley, on the December solstice.  Your invitations have all been sent out and the bride and groom hope to see you all there.  And speaking of weddings, the marriage of our GSF Supreme Commander, Major Kiah Franks and Bully Rhodes will take place a few weeks earlier on December 8th.  I would call upon you to share your well-wishes with the two of them as they embark on their new lives and the creation of their own clan here on Nejiro."  There was more applause.  Euron let it go before concluding, "That is all.  Carry on."
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 01 January 2022, 10:47:33
Sitting is his office Elisio Tekeda looks over the new duty stations and what GSF units are picking up what station.
The six stations that need the extra security are:
1) Mine (Asteroid)      Winter’s Dream
Goblin Infantry Fighting Vehicle         “Blood Moon”
72nd Heavy Infantry LRM Platoon      Lojnant Reidar Anker         Infantry CO
Sten “Laughing Wolf” Bergquist          JA-KL-1532 Jackal
Vedette Medium Tank (NETC)         Sergeant Yasuda Shihei “Tempest”
Maxim (I) Heavy Hover Transport      “Hunter’s Den”
17th Kobold Battle Armor Infantry Platoon   Lojnant Segol Lundmark

2) Mine            Ironborn
Lance Captain Lorren “Black Lorren” Botley    WVR-7M Wolverine         XO
Po Heavy Tank               Sergeant Major Codd
Striker Light Tank ’58                           Former Pirate Crew
Goblin Infantry Tank (Delta)                        (SBB) (SBA) (SMP)
Rifle Foot Infantry Platoon (D)                        (SBB) (SBA) (SMP)

3) Research Lab      Kiah’s Hammers
MechWarrior Sergeant Trevor         OW-1Prime / C Owens
Sergeant               Elemental Point MG (Alpha)
Karnov UR Transport ’55 (Bravo)      Warrant Officer            (AIT), (SSB)
Gray Death Scout Armor Laser (C)      Sergeant            (AIT), (SSB)
Gray Death Scout Armor Laser (D)      Sergeant            (AIT), (SSB)
Jump Infantry Squad Laser (B)         Sergeant            (AIT), (SSB)
MechWarrior Sergeant Tyson         DRG-1C Dragon
Bandit Hover Transport Hotel         2nd Lieutenant            Infantry XO
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (B)   Sergeant                  
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (C)   Sergeant                  

4) Farm            Loyalty Disowned
MechWarrior Talia Wulfe         WLF-2 Wolfhound
Cobra Transport VTOL            Capt. Lady Sean Kai         Platoon CO
Fenrir Battle Armor (Med Laser)         Sgt. Michael Luther
Infantry Squad Jump (Laser)         MSG Gary Gordon   Scout
Infantry Squad Jump (Laser)         SFC Randall Schughart   Scout
Goblin Infantry Support Vehicle (3058)      SSG Mark Lomberg
Infantry Platoon Foot (SRM)          SFC Gregory Thorne
Bandit Hover Transport Alpha Config      1Lt. Mario Andretti         Platoon XO
Standard I S Battle Armor (Flamer)      Sgt. Hans Eisen      (outside)
Standard I S Battle Armor (Laser)      Sgt. Barry Schwartz   (inside side)

5) Power Station      Hands of the Goddess
Sergeant Raj Sighn            LCT-4JM Locust
Main Gauche Light Support Tank (C3)      
Karnov UR Transport BA (Bravo)      
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (E)   Lieutenant Emely Abreu         CO Infantry
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor Laser (F)   
Maxim Hover Transport Infantry (Bravo)      
Jump Infantry LRM Platoon (A)         
Jump Infantry LRM Platoon (B)         
Jump Infantry LRM Platoon (C)         
Jump Infantry LRM Platoon (D)         

6) Research Lab (Asteroid)   Road’s Warriors
Hikari                  AF1-Prime Arctic Fox
Sergeant               Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor (MG)
Hitoshi                  PXH-1D Phoenix Hawk
Haia                  PXH-1D Phoenix Hawk
Bandit Hover Transport Echo         
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor (MG)   
Standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor (MG)   

7) Power Station (Asteroid)   The Eagle’s Tears
MechWarrior Cynthia Kappas         CRB-20 Crab
GAL-102 Galleon Light Tank (Alpha)      
GAL-102 Galleon Light Tank (Bravo)      
Blizzard Hover Transport SRM         
Foot Infantry Platoon Rifle (C)         
Foot Infantry Platoon Rifle (D)         


this is what is going on so far.

Yes I picked the last two for the players as they have things going on real world.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 01 January 2022, 13:21:24
The Hands of the Goddess will chose the power station from choice #5.
We will send:
Main Gauche Bravo
Locust
Karnov Bravo with battlearmor
Maxim Bravo with LRM infantry
 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 01 January 2022, 13:37:26
The Hands of the Goddess will chose the power station from choice #5.
We will send:
Main Gauche Bravo

the one that is tech crewed?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 01 January 2022, 15:20:19
We’ll make that the Alpha.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 01 January 2022, 15:42:41
The Ironborn will take the mine (choice 2).  Defending it will be:
Lorren Botley with his Wolverine, "Black Lorren" with the other three choices to be announced once I've decided who's going.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 02 January 2022, 10:38:37
“You know that you are next on her list.”
“I am very sure she is not happy that I am not the first one.”
“What are we going to do?”
“At this time nothing. I do mean nothing. Have the others just perform security operations.”
“But with all the events over the next few months we have so many places to strike.”
“Yes and that is just what they want. NO we will sit back for now and see what opens up.”
“As you wish. What about our guests?”
“They will stay here and out of sight. No need to give her anything more then she has.”





“I have been looking over the charges and specifications and this part sticks out and may help us if you work with the investigators.” 
“What have you found?”
“The part about setting up check points and taxing public roads, the forces doing this are no longer under your control.”
“Let me see this. Do we know where these units are now?”
“No but I will have our security people look into this ASAP.”
“Good something I can use. Find them but take no actions I will let her deal with them at the proper time.”
“As you wish.”





“OK so this is how it is going to be for the time we are here. We will be keeping both teams close together. These new jokers are very good and most likely have state of the art gear so everyone is on full alert. They almost got us in our first run-in and that is not going to happen again. We will be rotating out soon and I have replacements to keep an eye on them.”
“If they are so good how can you trust others?”
“Simple, three letters.”
“Out this way?”
“Who do you think took back the Winds?”
“Wow!”
“So they will be on rock in a few days and we go home for the Winter fun.”
“Can we stay here? I think it would be safer here even if the new guys find us.”
“If I have to deal with that combat, so do all of you.”
“We thought you liked us.”





“This looks like we are going to be here for a long time. They are setting up some regular tours and staying close to home.”
“True but they have tipped their hand a bit.”
“How?”
“Part of the groups that have been walking the security tours are the ones I have been looking for. No, we will not move yet but when they get into routine they will get sloppy and then we can move. You will get to look inside and I will do what is needed.”
“OK but that will take time and if we stick around they will find us.”
“Correct so we will use your toys and watch from a far. When they show the first signs of routine we will return.”
“I don’t know.”
“What, it is the best use of our time.”
“Yes but that means that I’ll be back home in time for the winter season and all the court bull.”
“So I will need to teach you how to deal with the lighter forms of combat. Well I guess this is also why I am here.”





The GSF’s second major supplies order will be given to Metal Storm.





Nejiro News 1
We have a report of an explosion in the city of Majuro. Some have said it was cargo from the Vulcan Arms Plant, others say it was an attack by some who do not like the government. At this time the NPO is looking to just what happened.

HBC
We have a report from Majuro of a building explosion. So far we have no idea just what happened only that the NPO are looking into it.

Sentinel News
Reports of the explosion in Majuro have people wondering what is going on. Some say it was an accident others think it was an attack but forces unknown. The NPO has officers looking into this event.

The Tarawa Times
Reports of an explosion in Majuro are in many news feeds. What did happen is not known at this time. Some think it was an attack others say accident. Only time will tell.

The Dakuu-orianyusu (Dark Warrior News)
Reports of an explosion in Majuro have been reported. The NPO is looking into this matter. But what happened? Some say an accident others say attack. If this turns out to be an attack, as many think what, is you governor going to do about it? Will she send her sell swords to deal with the ones who did this?

Shin no wadopuresu (True Word Press)
We are seeing reports of an explosion in Majuro across the news. Some of these reports say accident, some say attack. We will be keeping our eyes on this to see just what happened.






“So your strike is ready?”
“Yes Sir, everything is in place and I shall make sure they find what you want.”
“Very good, we now start things off.”
“This will keep all on their toes as you said.”





OK so this ends 68/08  >:D More fun to start 68/09  >:D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 02 January 2022, 13:52:23

well just a few more things for august, ok several >:D xp   





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            received Nejiro System August 3068 



(26 June 3068)

Benjamin (THE DRAKE) - Dieron is under siege thanks to a sneak attack by the Word of Blake. After four months of denial the VotD can no longer hide the true state of affairs on Dieron and Luthien.
Little hope remains of discovering Hohiro Kurita's whereabouts. The acting Coordinator and leader of DCMS forces that engaged Word of Blake troops on Dieron in March is "missing and presumed dead." So says the Coordinator's commanders.
It is this reporters fear that Coordinator Theodore's only legitimate heir is now in the hands of the Word of Blake - which means he's as good as dead. I fear there won't be any attempt to retrieve him from the hands of the Yellow Bird. Such tragic news arrives on the heels of recent information brought to light on Theodore Kurita's deteriorating condition. Languishing in a coma, he can do nothing to help the morale of the citizens of the Combine. 
With both Kuritas missing or out of action, who will lead the Dragon out of chaos? The Lyrans and the Free Worlds League battle on their fronts. We fight the Federated Suns along our own borders. And let us not forget the treacherous Ravens and their Alliance cronies! Or the Black Dragon coup on Luthien, complicated now by unwanted Word of Blake intervention. Or the Nova Cat desertion, which has included the Dragon's only other legitimate - if questionable - heir, Minoru Kurita! 
The Word of Blake has thrown the universe into chaos. As a people we must take up arms and fight. We must call on our warlords to take charge and bring this war to a close.   


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 02 January 2022, 14:08:02


ComStar AP News Services 
          received Nejiro System August 3068 

(14 July 3068)

BORDERS ON ALERT
***Travel Advisory, Priority Alert***


Pesht [VOTD] - Notice to all Combine citizens traveling to and residing in worlds along the Federated Suns and Outworlds Alliance border: travel is restricted until further notice. A "high alert" advisory from the offices of Warlord Minamoto warns that travel to worlds within two jumps of the stated borders has been restricted to military traffic only. "For the safety of our citizenry, we ask that civilians refrain from visiting these worlds, as military activity in both nations threatens possible hostilities along these borders. We wish to lessen the risk as much as possible for travelers and residents in the affected areas."
DCMS officials also suggested that residents of the listed worlds purchase extra supplies in case of loss of power, water, and other utilities. "While no attacks are expected or imminent, we are erring on the side of caution because of recent events outside the Combine. We wish to be prepared for any eventuality and hope that this advisory is nothing more than a false alarm," stated Tai-sho Howard Mencio, aide to Tai-shu Minamoto.   
Refunds for travel packages and system jumps may be obtained at your local planetary travel office. Businesses may apply for tax relief for affected areas at their local Bureau of Interstellar Trade offices.   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 02 January 2022, 14:26:35

ComStar AP News Services   
           received Nejiro System August 3068   


(15 July 3068)

Galedon V (THE DRAKE) - Citizens of the Dragon, we are being invaded from all sides during this time of chaos. Reports of fighting along the Outworlds border have recently come to our attention; do not be blinded by the Voice of the Dragon claims to the contrary. Outworlds Alliance forces have attacked the worlds of Enif, Tabayama, and the prefecture capital of Galedon V. Not only are these attacks unprecedented, but we have received word that the Outworlds Alliance is in league with Clan Snow Raven, recently seen often along the Outworlds border. News of this connection came to us from several sources who saw firsthand the Alliance's Fist Air Wing using Corax OmniFighters, Alliance produced aerospace craft reported to incorporate Clan technologies.
In the wake of the Nova Cats' departure from their Tabayama garrison soon after the dissolution of the Star League and the bombing of Tharkad, the only defenders of these worlds are their planetary militias. The  Galedon Regulars on New Samarkand and the Nineteenth Galedon Regulars on Bad News have been called in as reinforcements.
Some suggest that the Outworlds border attacks has little to do with the present uprising on Luthien and the Star League troubles, and are nothing more than the Snow Ravens making good on threats of revenge for the destruction of their precious WarShip, the White Cloud. But others - this reporter included - fear that this is only the beginning.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 02 January 2022, 14:44:42
August 3068 a package with a letter arrives at all GSF (and associated units) bases individually addressed to their Logistics Officers and/or their Quartermasters.   

The package contains a corporate prospectus for Stark Heavy Industries and a catalog of their commercial and military products.

The letter reads...

We are approximately a year out from the completion of our new low and microgravity manufacturing facility. This will free up space in some of our special project labs. In appreciation of the GSF's continuing efforts to curb pirate and bandit deprivations, we are enquiring your interest in the limited production of ferro-fibrous armor, endo steel, internal structure materials, and myomar bundles. Other than contracts, we would require an investment of your time and resources to acquire the necessary formulas and materials for these endeavors.   

We appreciate your time and attention on this matter, as well as a timely response - positive or negative.

Please contact me at >contact details<   

Dr. Nikko Parker, PhD, PhD
CSO Research and Development Stark Heavy Industries, Nejiro Division   



Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 02 January 2022, 15:26:40
On August fifteenth a bonded personal courier with Governors Palace credentials delivers into Major Frank's hands, a wax sealed plain kiri wood box, with both the Crown's Great Seal of the Realm and Parliament's Paulownia Flower Seal, containing a bronze scroll case embellished with the symbols of the Starfall Koichizoku. The scroll is illuminated and illustrated with the Symbols of the Starfall Kochizoku, Parliament, and the Crown. It reads {translated from formal japanese}....   

                                                                                              Writ Of Summons   


Meiyo Saganami, Governor by the grace of Our Ancestors of the sovereign realm of Nejiro, Arbiter, Head of Parliament, Defender of the Founders Agreement. To our right trusty and well beloved Kiah Lorrien Rosen Franks, Delm Starfall Greeting. Whereas by the advice and assent of Our Council and Our Ministers for certain arduous and urgent affairs concerning Us, the State, and defense of Nejiro. We have ordered Parliament to be holden to Parliament Hill, Yousai on the first day of September, there to treat and have conference with Ministry Members, Scholars, and Peers of Our Realm. We strictly enjoining Command you upon the faith and allegiance by which you are bound to Us that the weightiness of the said affairs, and imminent perils considered, waiving all excuses, you and your duly appointed representative be at the said day and place personally present with Us to publicly swear your Oaths to Us and the Founders Agreement before your Peers and the Members of Parliament. And with the said Ministry Members, Scholars, and Peers to treat and give your counsel upon the affairs aforesaid. And this as you regard Us and Our honor and the safety and defense of the sovereign realm of Nejiro and dispatch of the said affairs in nowise do you omit Witness Ourself at Parliament Hill, Yousai the first day of September in the third year of Our Reign.   

Jitsu-in hanko {official} and signature of Governor Meiyo Saganami
and also by Prime Minister Yagi Miyazawa with jitsu-in and signature


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 02 January 2022, 17:31:07
August 3068 a package with a letter arrives at all GSF (and associated units) bases individually addressed to their Logistics Officers and/or their Quartermasters.   

The package contains a corporate prospectus for Stark Heavy Industries and a catalog of their commercial and military products.

The letter reads...

We are approximately a year out from the completion of our new low and microgravity manufacturing facility. This will free up space in some of our special project labs. In appreciation of the GSF's continuing efforts to curb pirate and bandit deprivations, we are enquiring your interest in the limited production of ferro-fibrous armor, endo steel, internal structure materials, and myomar bundles. Other than contracts, we would require an investment of your time and resources to acquire the necessary formulas and materials for these endeavors.   

We appreciate your time and attention on this matter, as well as a timely response - positive or negative.

Please contact me at >contact details<   

Dr. Nikko Parker, PhD, PhD
CSO Research and Development Stark Heavy Industries, Nejiro Division
"...we would require an investment of your time and resources to acquire the necessary formulas and materials for these endeavors".
Could we have an elaboration on what "necessary formulas and materials" are?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 02 January 2022, 18:52:52
OOG Dumb question. How will her swearing allegiance and becoming a citizen affect the GSF?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 02 January 2022, 18:54:15
"...we would require an investment of your time and resources to acquire the necessary formulas and materials for these endeavors".
Could we have an elaboration on what "necessary formulas and materials" are?

Investment ..... money.  xp
formulas  ..... the mix to make said items ..... materials .....  items needed to make said items.  xp

due keep in mind the items are not made in system. so so get the materials you need equipment to get it and the formulas to make them. They are offering some space that they are not using at this time to do the work.

this might be something that the group might want to do  >:D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 02 January 2022, 18:56:16
OOG Dumb question. How will her swearing allegiance and becoming a citizen affect the GSF?

It will not. She will now have a double duty.

First as the Commander of the GSF.

Second to Ichizoku Starfall.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 02 January 2022, 19:42:00
Investment ..... money.  xp
formulas  ..... the mix to make said items ..... materials .....  items needed to make said items.  xp

due keep in mind the items are not made in system. so so get the materials you need equipment to get it and the formulas to make them. They are offering some space that they are not using at this time to do the work.

this might be something that the group might want to do  >:D
Will the equipment I’m importing be of any use in this?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 02 January 2022, 19:49:47
Will the equipment I’m importing be of any use in this?

NO it is all repair equipment for repairing Battle Armor.

gear to dig up minerals for making the armor, Endo-Steel and normal internal structure is what will be needed. transport will help as well. NO CB will not help as this is all done in low gravity.

getting formulas for the myomar, endo-steel, ferro-fibrous and internal structure will be needed as well.

the group has a machine shop that can take the base armors and structure and turn it into useful sections. Adding to this site may be useful  ;)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 02 January 2022, 21:16:26
August 3068 a package with a letter arrives at all GSF (and associated units) bases individually addressed to their Logistics Officers and/or their Quartermasters.   

The package contains a corporate prospectus for Stark Heavy Industries and a catalog of their commercial and military products.

The letter reads...

We are approximately a year out from the completion of our new low and microgravity manufacturing facility. This will free up space in some of our special project labs. In appreciation of the GSF's continuing efforts to curb pirate and bandit deprivations, we are enquiring your interest in the limited production of ferro-fibrous armor, endo steel, internal structure materials, and myomar bundles. Other than contracts, we would require an investment of your time and resources to acquire the necessary formulas and materials for these endeavors.   

We appreciate your time and attention on this matter, as well as a timely response - positive or negative.

Please contact me at >contact details<   

Dr. Nikko Parker, PhD, PhD
CSO Research and Development Stark Heavy Industries, Nejiro Division

To Dr. Nikko Parker, PhD, PhD
CSO Research and Development Stark Heavy Industries, Nejiro Division

    Your proposal was presented to our commander and she has authorized me to address this opportunity and convey that we are greatly honored for this opportunity.
    please be assured that we are very interested in this proposal, and with that in mind i have been authorized to meet with you as soon as possible to discuss and solidify the particulars that are needed to be provided for the the limited production of ferro-fibrous armor, endo steel, internal structure materials, and myomar bundles and the requirements needed for our investment of time and resources to acquire the necessary formulas and materials for these endeavors.

    I look forward to meeting to ensure that we can become fully involved in this endeavor without jeopardizing the contract(s) we are committed to already. I would be accompanied by representatives of our legal department to iron out all terms to ensure that this endeavor is a mutual benefit of us all.

with all honors and respect
Gunther Franks
Senior Logistics and Quartermaster Officer 
Kiah's Hammers   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 02 January 2022, 21:54:19
            Writ Of Summons   
Meiyo Saganami, Governor by the grace of Our Ancestors of the sovereign realm of Nejiro, Arbiter, Head of Parliament, Defender of the Founders Agreement. To our right trusty and well beloved Kiah Lorrien Rosen Franks, Delm Starfall Greeting. Whereas by the advice and assent of Our Council and Our Ministers for certain arduous and urgent affairs concerning Us, the State, and defense of Nejiro. We have ordered Parliament to be holden to Parliament Hill, Yousai on the first day of September, there to treat and have conference with Ministry Members, Scholars, and Peers of Our Realm. We strictly enjoining Command you upon the faith and allegiance by which you are bound to Us that the weightiness of the said affairs, and imminent perils considered, waiving all excuses, you and your duly appointed representative be at the said day and place personally present with Us to publicly swear your Oaths to Us and the Founders Agreement before your Peers and the Members of Parliament. And with the said Ministry Members, Scholars, and Peers to treat and give your counsel upon the affairs aforesaid. And this as you regard Us and Our honor and the safety and defense of the sovereign realm of Nejiro and dispatch of the said affairs in nowise do you omit Witness Ourself at Parliament Hill, Yousai the first day of September in the third year of Our Reign.   

Jitsu-in hanko {official} and signature of Governor Meiyo Saganami
and also by Prime Minister Yagi Miyazawa with jitsu-in and signature

    Kiah will have her artisans prepare and send a suitable and prestigious confirmation and acknowledgement of the summons.
    her staff will ensure that accommodations and security are secured in Yousai for her party. (Jarred franks, MP Rep, Kieth franks, Clan spokesperson/Press secretary, Jessica franks, Matriarch and all others needed for the ceremony)
    and will make sure her calendar remains clear for this and ensures accommodations for her party is made for the swearing in ceremony.
    (the clothing for the event, pennants and flags in the clan Mon, the formal kimono's and the Tartans have all been made and are ready)
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 02 January 2022, 22:31:07
additional note accompanying the Writ

Your ceremony will take place shortly after the opening ceremony of the fall session (September 1 to November 31) of Parliament on September first (typically open to the public), you and your representative, and your Matrona if they accompany you, will be in the Starfall box, the rest of your party, if any, in the VIP gallery - no weapons are allowed on the floor
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 04 January 2022, 02:54:25
“IT”S ALIVE!!!!”
After spending the better part of the last two weeks the Gyro givens in and starts work as a gyro and not a paper weight.
“See I knew we could fix it, just had to show it who is the boss” Ron looks over at Julia tapping his hammer in his hand. “Now it should work.”
“Thanks for the help. That THING was going to get more than some love taps from me real soon.” She gives the Gyro a look that could stop a clock.
“Hay, hay none of that. You just may melt it with that look and after all this time that would not be good.”
“You are right … just that it gave such a hard time.”
“Look we go it running. Now we need the pilot to keep it that way.”


Yes I rolled the bones and 11 gets'er done  ;D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 04 January 2022, 05:55:29

ComStar AP News Services
           received Nejiro System August 3068 




Danger and death threaten Zion Province on every side.
The Capellan Conferderation is under siege, its people coming apart at the seams, as the Federated Suns continues to invade. 
The Chaos March is in flames. Rogue Mercenary armies tear at each others throats, grinding helpless worlds to bloody mire beneath their treads. Our doom could fall from our skies at any moment.
What does Thomas Marik, our wise and compassionate Captain-General, do for us in this, our darkest hour? What do our noble leaders at League Central Coordination and Command do? What, oh what, does the Free Worlds League Military, our stalwart protector, do? 
They withdraw the Third Free Worlds Guard, our only defense, and dispatch it to bolster the Marik Commonwealth's already impenetrable barrier against imagined threats from disgruntled provinces of the Lyran Alliance!   
Enough is Enough! 
The Free Worlds League has abandoned Zion Province. As we are alone, we must now stand alone, relying on our own solidarity to see us through the present peril. 
The time has come for Zion Province to secede from the lie of the Free Worlds League. Independence for Zion! This is the ideal for which we must stand and fight!   

Op/ed from The Zion Intelligencer, 22 March 3068 





         
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 04 January 2022, 06:37:05

ComStar AP News Services
          received Nejiro System August 3068


(16 April 3068)

Danais [SILVER FREE VOICE] - The Public Information Office of the Silver Hawks Coalition Council announced today that the hyper-pulse generator on Shiloh has fallen silent. The Type B station did not transmit any indication of trouble before ceasing transmission, and apparently shut down in good order.
Long known for priding themselves on their independence from modern technology, the citizens of Shiloh have been reducing contact with other Coalition worlds. Their highly sought after wood sculptures and rugs have become scarce (see "Investing in Folk Art" SFV issue, 11 July 3066), and Shiloh's consumption of off-world food stuffs and farming equipment has steadily declined over the past decade in reverse proportion to the number of children being adopted off-world in Shiloh's burgeoning - if unlikely - new export industry. Yet even this new trade abrubtly ceased in recent weeks, adding an eerie quality to the world's suddenly conspicuous silence.   
Given the Shiloh ethic of self-reliance, these decreases in imports and exports can be seen as evidence of growing stability and economic self-sufficiency. Under normal circumstances, it would be easy to imagine that this sudden silence is a goal towards which they have long worked. 
But circumstances are not normal.   
In the face of recent Lyran conquests of League worlds, intelligent people must consider the possibility that Shiloh, has fallen. While professing not to be alarmed at the world's silence, the Coalition Council has asked that any vessels whose routes take them close to the Shiloh system stay alert for any signal or other evidence that may indicate a Lyran presence.   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 04 January 2022, 07:04:00


ComStar AP News Services
         received Nejiro System August 3068



(15 March 3068)


Terra [VOICE OF TRUTH] - In what has been described as the largest single naval engagement in recent history, ComStar forces invaded the Terran system. Their attempt to seize the birthplace of humanity lasted nearly two weeks and ended in failure.
The bulk of the ComStar aggressor force was destroyed in space. However, several DropShips made planetfall and an estimated two to three invading divisions gained two temporary footholds.
The smaller assault force attempted to establish a stronghold in the southwestern quadrant of the North American continent. There, the Word of Blake's Ninth Division, under the leadership of Precentor XVII Alice Phuong and supported by elements of the Militia's Tenth Division led by Precentor VII Robin St. Nicholas, decisively confronted and destroyed the invaders, sustaining light casualties.
The major thrust of the Com Guard assault came in the north central region of the European continent. This larger force was valiantly engaged by elements of the Word of Blake Militia Third Division, commanded by Precentor XIV David Fellers, and the Eighth Division, led by Precentor XIII Alex Winningham.
Fighting was heavier and casualties higher in this densely populated region. Faced with defeat, the Com Guard turned their weapons on civilian targets, even resorting to weapons of mass destruction in an effort to maximize damage. The historic cities of Tallinn and Riga were destroyed in the final frenzy of destruction. 
ComStar offered no rational justification for the assault. Observers speculate  it represented a final, desperate bid of the failed and fading hierarchy to reassert control over the minds, hearts, and sacred Institutions of our free people.   


   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 04 January 2022, 07:31:57

ComStar AP News Services
          received Nejiro System August 3068 



(17 March 3068)


Amity {SILVER FREE VOICE] - Megrez, Cascade, and Togwotee fell to Lyran forces last week. The whirlwind attacks, which analysts believe were launched from the Lyran worlds of Ford and Loric, overwhelmed the Sixth Marik Militia stationed on Megrez. We have received no reliable data on casualties among the military or loss of life among the civilian populations of those worlds. 
What does this tragedy mean for us on Silver, or for the rest of the Abbey District? True, we are not one jump away from Lyran space, nor are we on a direct route to the heart of the Free Worlds League. Nonetheless, we are at risk.   
No one should forget that the Seventh and Tenth Lyran Regulars regiments, along with their myriad supporting units, are stationed on Cavanaugh II. Though it is unlikely they could catch the Abbey District completely by surprise, could the noble Second Brigade of the Fusiliers of Oriente hope to defend the entire district? Even if the Sixth Regiment of the Orloff Grenadiers could somehow offer support from distant Cerillos, it is doubtful even the Golden Phoenix could stand against such an invading force.   
The fall of Megrez, Cascade, and Togwotee, worlds very much like our own, serves as a reminder that no planet is safe in the current crisis. We cannot afford to be complacent, thinking ourselves safely distant from the thrust of Lyran aggression. We must all be vigilant, all stand ready to take up arms in defense of our homes and our families.   


       
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 04 January 2022, 10:16:31
ComStar AP News Services

                                                                                 Question Corner   


Tim (age 10), of Quezon asks, Why is some of the interstellar news so old when it gets here, Why is it out of order?

Well Tim, each Jump is up to thirty light years apart and while the jump itself takes seconds, the necessary recharge of the K-F drive may take up to two weeks. The Nejiro system is three full Jumps from the Inner Sphere Core, and one whole Jump from the Draconis Combine Periphery border. News from the opposite side of the Sphere are as many as eight whole Jumps away, plus travel and recharge time for obtaining mail and news at individual HPG stations may takes weeks to months to reach the Nejiro System depending on origin and priority level. The ComStar AP News Service posts news articles as we receive them, so news originally published at their source in February may post after news originally posted at their source in July.   


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 04 January 2022, 10:47:22


ComStar AP News Services
           received Nejiro System August 3068




Today we face a threat to the very existence of our Free Worlds League far greater than any that has gone before.
To date seven of our worlds have fallen before invading forces from the Lyran Alliance. While this is in itself a tragedy, more far reaching in its significance is the fact that these forces seem to be sanctioned by only two Alliance provinces. To the best of our knowledge, Alarion, Coventry, and Donegal provinces have no part in this war. While this may look like good news - that we face only two-fifths of an enemy - it is in fact an omen of a darker possibility. 
That unknown forces used nuclear weapons on Tharkad is a given. That Tharkad City is gone is a certainty, and that the entire world has become a radioactive wasteland is a credible possibility. The Lyran Alliance, bereft of its core, may be finding that the center cannot hold. Instead of a united government making balanced considerations based on the needs of all its provinces, the Free Worlds League may face a loose alliance of independent states - an alliance that may unravel as each province pursues its own goals. The recently reported attacks on Lyran provincial capitals may be evidence of intense conflict. 
And this malady, this fever of rebellion and balkanization, is not limited to the Lyran Alliance. Reports from the Federated Suns and the Capellan Confederation attest to similar instability and outbreaks of violence. 
What must we of the Free Worlds League do in the face of this rising tide of anarchy and war? 
We must stand firm. We, an amalgam of many noble states and worlds, must stay united in our resolve to hold fast to that which is ours; that which makes us who we are. 
Now is the time for the Tamrind, the Regulan, the Andurien, and the Stewart, to set aside differences. Not to forget our heritage - never that - but to stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters of the Free Worlds League. We must as one people turn faces of flint to the forces of chaos that threaten our League, our worlds, and our families. Through our resolve, our commitment to each other and the principles that give this, our League, its life and power, we will persevere. We will weather the storm that threaten us. And we shall overcome.   

- League wide public address by Alys Rousset-Marik, Duchess of Augustine, 1 May 3068   


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 04 January 2022, 13:13:14
“Well now that we got the last bits from the main chamber I think we can install this beast back in its cage.” Ron states.
“Yes that last couple has not been fun looking for all the little bits that were spinning around in there.” Julia said while looking at such a bit between her fingers.
“Well it looks like you two got this all under control.” Harald offers as he looks over the work of the other techs. “So tonight we all go out for drinks and dinner. This monster has put up a good fight.”
“I hope Maria knows just how bad this was.” Julia looks as the now fully operational Gyro.
“I’m sure that Euron will make sure she does. Let’s just give it one more bench run before we put it back.” Harald wipes the lube from his hands.
“Ya the way this thing was it will be safer to check it over once more just to make sure nothing is still hiding inside.” Ron said as he shut is down and grabbed the scan tool.
“One thing the crew at the shop will be happy. No more custom work on this for a bit …. I hope.” Julia said as she moved to the other side to look for any sign of trouble as the gyro spun down.


OK so the last rolls went well .... not as good as the first but it is 100%.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 04 January 2022, 16:29:52
 :beer:
Why were multiple rolls needed on that gyro?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 04 January 2022, 19:41:04
Probably one to repair, one to install. :D It was outside the mech.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 04 January 2022, 19:51:58
:beer:
Why were multiple rolls needed on that gyro?

It had a hit then took one trying to repair it. One to get it back in.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 04 January 2022, 20:24:30
Can my tech crews pick up experience points for taking on extra repair jobs?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 04 January 2022, 20:55:48
Can my tech crews pick up experience points for taking on extra repair jobs?

NO. They move up when the equipment they service does.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 04 January 2022, 22:16:42
“IT”S ALIVE!!!!”
After spending the better part of the last two weeks the Gyro givens in and starts work as a gyro and not a paper weight.
“See I knew we could fix it, just had to show it who is the boss” Ron looks over at Julia tapping his hammer in his hand. “Now it should work.”
“Thanks for the help. That THING was going to get more than some love taps from me real soon.” She gives the Gyro a look that could stop a clock.
“Hay, hay none of that. You just may melt it with that look and after all this time that would not be good.”
“You are right … just that it gave such a hard time.”
“Look we go it running. Now we need the pilot to keep it that way.”


Yes I rolled the bones and 11 gets'er done  ;D

Hooray!  Now all that's left is to repair the center torso and left torso rear armor and the Phoenix Hawk will be fully operational.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 04 January 2022, 22:19:36
ComStar AP News Services
           received Nejiro System August 3068 




Danger and death threaten Zion Province on every side.
The Capellan Conferderation is under siege, its people coming apart at the seams, as the Federated Suns continues to invade. 
The Chaos March is in flames. Rogue Mercenary armies tear at each others throats, grinding helpless worlds to bloody mire beneath their treads. Our doom could fall from our skies at any moment.
What does Thomas Marik, our wise and compassionate Captain-General, do for us in this, our darkest hour? What do our noble leaders at League Central Coordination and Command do? What, oh what, does the Free Worlds League Military, our stalwart protector, do? 
They withdraw the Third Free Worlds Guard, our only defense, and dispatch it to bolster the Marik Commonwealth's already impenetrable barrier against imagined threats from disgruntled provinces of the Lyran Alliance!   
Enough is Enough! 
The Free Worlds League has abandoned Zion Province. As we are alone, we must now stand alone, relying on our own solidarity to see us through the present peril. 
The time has come for Zion Province to secede from the lie of the Free Worlds League. Independence for Zion! This is the ideal for which we must stand and fight!   

Op/ed from The Zion Intelligencer, 22 March 3068 





       

The Botley family (but especially Tristan) is not gonna be happy about these developments, but that's a story I'll write when I have more time.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 05 January 2022, 02:43:49
68/09
RSVP’s will start to arrive at Camp Kurawa
The first of the Shuyona Ichizoku are:
Saganami      will be attending.
Sugai         will be attending.
Zakharovich      will be attending.

Nakazawa      due to pressing matters they will not be attending.

Ichizoku
MacDiarmid      will be attending.
McAllister      will be attending.
Sakamura      will be attending.
Takayama      will be attending.

Isobe         due to the time of year they will not be able to attend.
Kusonoke      due to pressing matters and time of the year they will not be attending.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 06 January 2022, 02:10:03
“So your strike went well?”
“Yes, they only know what we wanted them to know.”
“Good, we will see how they react.”





“What are you doing Young one?”
“Just setting up some fun for our friends.”
“And just what is this fun?”
“I figure if we are going to bug out they may figure that out, so I have some of my toys set to do things at different times.”
“Very good, it will force them to keep up the security tours and run them down.”
“That’s the idea. Now we just have to hope they do not figure this part out to quick.”





“Our team has looked over the area and then moved off before the NPO got there.”
“What did they find?”
“Well it looks like our guests have other friends that want to play.”
“Well they will find that they are playing with the wrong people.”
“What do you want to do?”
“I think if one wants to play with fire they may find that they get burned.”
“Very well, I will get on that right away.”






“The GSF units are in place.”
“I hope they do not have to work very hard.”






At the Zenith jump point a JumpShip fade in.
The helm officer looks over to his skipper. “Sir we are in the Nejiro system.”
“Good, get a hold of the ground control and the Task Force.”
“Yes sir”



“Have my shuttle ready as soon as we are settled in.” Nicolas informs the ship’s captain. “Inform the DC task force who we are so they do not get any ideas, then inform Nejiro control that I will be landing.”
“Yes sir.” Looking to the junior officers. “You have ears, get on it.”
A group of yes sirs sounds out.



“Joy I am about two hours from landing and will need to speak with governor ASAP.”
“I will see what can be done. You do understand that she have a lot more on her desk then before?”
“Very much so and understand that we cannot meet as soon as I hit rock.”



“I thank you for taking time out to see me on short notice.”
“For all the help you have been over the last this is no problem. So what can I do?”
“To start I want to take you up on your offer to set up shop here.”
“But you have the island that you are setting up you storage center on?”
“No I am talking setting up my main office. I do not like what I see going on. I want a place that I can keep my people safe.”
“You know very well that things are not so normal around here. We have a few problems.”
“True but not like what is going on in the sphere. Many of the old problems are returning and adding some new ones.”
“OK I have no problem with you setting up after all I did make the offer a while ago and it still stands, having you ships plus Phoenix’s will be of great value to us.”
“I am glad then. I will still be using what was started and would like to setup offices in Yousai, Hilo and Port. I will make the office in The Enclave larger as well.”
“Well nothing you have asked so far is out of line.”
“Thank You. I will have my people start you come down. I have some people already working on the items I just spoke of.”
“I would expect nothing less from you. I think I would be surprised if you were not already working on this.”
“I am happy not to disappoint you. I do have other news.”
“Please we do not get the latest and it will be good the get something less than a couple old.”
“Well it is not good. With all that is going on most companies are not selling to …. Outsiders as freely, I have somethings but not like before. I also had to …. Sell off a lot of inventory to get …. Clear.”
“I see. I will inform the GSF that they will need to take care of their toys as they will be harder to replace. Anything more?”
“Well adding to your GSF will also be harder. Everyone is picking up any mercenary units they can. I have seen some of the contracts and what they pay is, lets’ just say the numbers are over the top.”
“I hope that the units I have will want to stay then.”
“The good news as small as it is, I have informed the people I work with out this way that I will be spending more time out here and working with you.”





“We will have to step things up a bit.”
“Why? We are forcing them to keep units in many different places in the system.”
“True Dräi, but with the DCA Marines now in system we will need to make sure that they too are going to stay longer than just training.”
“If we do that much, do we not make ourselves the target for all?”
“No Sechs. Not if we keep doing what we have been doing. We keep up what we are doing and add just a bit more. Think of it, we can keep a couple of regiments of DCMS troops and a Capital ship from returning to the sphere and maybe even do what the others did not.”
“I did not look at it in that light. We will be going well beyond our mission. We will be helping the masters’ plan.”
“Now you see the true light of this plan. We shall use the others as needed. We have so far and we will do so it the future to keep and add pressure so these units do not return home. But not so much pressure reinforcements are sent in.”



“Sir we just received the last shipment of the stun weapons.”
“Good have them stored and then make sure all the troops have been train to use them.”
“Yes sir, right away sir.”





“Cho-sa Westfield I am glad that you could see me this fast.” Nicolas offers his hand to the Tai-sa. “Forgive me Tai-sa.”
“It is I who is honored.” He takes Nicolas’s hand. “You have been away for some time and the Tai-sa rank is very new. So what can I do for you?”
“Congratulations, it is overdue.” Nicolas gives a firmer hand shake. “Well it is not for me, it is something that Sho-sho Tanaka needs done.” He hands Westfield a data pad.
“Well then I will see. What do we need to do for the Sho-sho” He reads the pad. “This can be done with little problems. I will need you to bring his cargo to Hilo and I will handle all that needs to be done.”
“Thank You Tai-sa, and once more congratulations.” Nicolas shakes his hand. “I will have the cargo in Hilo in a week.”


“Gunsho get me Sho-sa Kalakaua on the line.”
“Hai Tai-sa” the Gunsho gets to work. “Kon’nichiwa Kyanpu Senshi Tai-sa Westfield needs to speak with Sho-sa Kalakaua.”
“One moment while I ring her office.” The Go-cho calls her commanding officer. “Sho-sa, Tai-sa Westfield’s office is on the line and the Tai-sa would like to speak with you.”
“Put him through.” Kono looks at the screen as it changes.
“Sir I have the Sho-sa on the line.”
“Patch her in.” The image of Kono fills the screen. “Sho-sa it is good to speak with you.”
“It is good to speak with you also Tai-sa, but I know this is not about just getting to talk with each other.”
“Very true, I have need of some of your people to handle something for a common friend.” He looks down for a second. “If you check your terminal you will see what is needed for this.”
She looks down and reads the information. “I see. Who will supply the need items?”
“They will come from my supply stores. I need your people as they are better trained to do what is needed.”
“From this.” She looks at the information once more. “They are. I will have them over to you ASAP.” She looks at the information. “I did not know you and the Sho-sho are close.”
“He was one of my instructors in me early training.”
“We need to get together to talk.”
Westfield’s eyebrow goes up on that. “We will have to make the time then.”
“I look forward to that.” She smiles. “By the way, a more personal congratulations will be in order … Tai-sa.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 06 January 2022, 08:43:15
ComStar AP News Services 
          received Nejiro System August 3068 


[INN Anchor]: "The First Circuit released a statement today confirming the failure of Case White. All Com Guards Divisions and all ComStar WarShips - nearly the entire Com Guards combat navy - dispatched to the assault on Terra are listed missing and presumed destroyed.   
"With the losses over Tukayyid and elsewhere in the Chaos March, the Case White failure has all but eradicated the Com Guards admiralty and rendered its ground forces a shadow of its former self. The First Circuit statement did not mention the use of nuclear weapons in the Blakists' defense of Terra, and First Precentor Gavin Dow could not be reached for further comment on the operation. However, INN has received this video release from Jenna Martins, our field reporter on the Invisible Truth, soon after she narrowly escaped Blakist interceptors in the Terran system - contrary to earlier reports by Blakist outlets..."   
[Cut to: Reporter Jenna Martins stands in a small, soot-smeared corridor with several other reporters and their crews. A bulkhead door is visible some distance behind her, flanked by two Inner Sphere standard battlesuits. The letters 'C-I-C' can be seen stenciled on the door, over the ComStar and Star League logos.] 
[Martins]: "We are standing just outside the command and control center of the Invisible Truth, which has been under heavy and steady acceleration ever since our arrival in the Sol sytem. Adept LaMoine Oberschulte, a designated spokesman for Precentor Martial Steiner-Davion and Admiral Beresick, both of whom are on the bridge at this time,  will be addressing us shortly on the status of the mission and of the rest of the Case White task force."   
[As if on cue, the sentry on the right side of the door shifts in place and a female voice issues from the suit's external speakers.]   
[Sentry]: "Ladies and gentlemen, Adept Oberschulte will see you now."
[The C-I-C door opens to reveal a holographic presentation in the center of a dim room filled with computer stations and busy crewmen in Com Guards naval attire. The camera focuses on the hologram, which projects the Sol system, a single green triangle blinking near Terra and along the planet's orbital path. A dashed green line indicates the green triangles projected course. Several red triangles are depicted closer to the planet and the moon, with multiple dashed red lines projected in front of them, all of which cross the dashed green line at various points. Numbers flutter around each icon, all apparently counting down. Stepping in front of the image, a ComStar naval officer in his mid-thirties clasps his hands behind his back and meets the eyes of the gathered reporters with a grim expression.]   
[Oberschulte]; "Welcome, members of the press. I am Adept LaMoine Oberschulte. On behalf of Admiral Beresick, I apologize fot the inconvenience of our current 1.5-G acceleration, but as the projection behind me demonstrates, there is an urgent need for us to put as much space between us and the enemy fleet as possible.
"What I am about to discuss with you has already been shared with the crew of the Invisible Truth. It will likely be weeks before you can give this to your news outlets, and even then only after significant editing for security purposes. The Precentor Martial has chosen to divulge this information because he feels you have a right to know what kind of danger we are presently in, but stresses that we expect more responsibility from you than that of certain colleagues whose actions nearly got us all killed.   
"You see behind me a plot of the Truth's path away from our Word of Blake pursuers. We estimate no less than seven ships currently in pursuit, which we first detected at a spot roughly one point four one-gee burn-days away from our present location after our arrival here via a non-standard jump point believed to be that used by the initial Case White fleet. As far as we can determine, the Blakist ships were engaged in salvage operations on our arrival, and the space around their location appears to be filled with debris and derelict vessels. Unfortunately, sensors told us that all active IFF transponders in the field belong to the Word of Blake. Upon confirming what appears to be the complete destruction of the main task force fleet, we received transmissions from the Blakists to cut our engines and surrender our vessel or be destroyed.   
"Since then, we have picked up several drive flare signatures that indicate a large number of inbound vessels vectoring to intercept the Truth. In the past few hours, despite constant scanning, we have not picked up any ComStar beacons of any kind. We can only speculate as to what occured here, but clearly the Blakist forces still active in this system are far more numerous than our scout reports let on. The cause of the intelligence failure remains under investigation, and I am not authorized to speculate.   
"Ladies and gentlemen, it appears from the sensor evidence that Case White has utterly failed. We dare not speculate at this time how the Blakists managed to defeat a fleet three times as large as the vessels we knew they had, nor can we ascertain the composition and configuration of most of the Blakist ships now pursuing us. We have detected higher-than-normal levels of radiation from the debris field, suggesting that nuclear weapons may have been employed to destroy the Case White fleet, but we cannot be certain of that, largely because of some unusual signals and inteference.   
"With no apparent survivors or support available, and considering our present condition and prior battle damage, the decision was made to immediately move away from the enemy vessels in hopes of buying enough time to hot-load our K-F drive and effect an emergency jump out-system before the Blakists can engage. The admiral and the Precentor Martial want you all to be aware of the distinct possibility of imminent combat within the next twenty-four to thirty-six hours, and to know that we will do our best to assure the safety of everyone on board. But we are all in grave danger, and you have a right to know about it.   
"I will not take questions at this time. Thank you for your patience and support."   
[Oberschulte nods to another pair of sentries and begins to move around the holoprojection as another pair of battle-suited troopers ushers out the small gathering of silent reporters]   

-INN News Special Report, Orestes, 21 March 3068   


   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 06 January 2022, 09:20:27
ComStar AP News Services
           received Nejiro System August 3068 


[Price] "I'm sorry Ben, I just don't think its wise."
[Abraham] "I understand, Marjorie. But what choice do we have?" 
[Price] "None apparently. Either we continue to suffer with inadequate turbines and slowly watch our people freeze to death during the cold cycle, or we sign on Blake's dotted line."   
[M'Benga] "If those damned Davions hadn't severed Mitercore's contract when they pulled out..."
[Abraham] "I know. I know. We've tried everything, Samon. Tax breaks. Incentives. Even a seat on the governor's board. But no takers. The market for zinc and copper has just died these past several years. And the Commonwealth was our main buyer. With the split, the Suns have plenty of supply in the Draconis March, while the Alliance would rather look elsewhere than traverse the Chaos March for less-than-market ore."
[M'Benga] "So they condemn us to die? And leave turning to these zealots as our only option?"   
[Price] "They're in the antechamber, you know."   
[M'Benga] "I don't give a ghu's fart! They're up to something. The deal is too good for us to pass up, which means there's a catch somewhere. A catch which will doom us all." 
[Price] "Legal's been over it with a fine-toothed comb. They can't find anything that would hurt us. We have no choice, Samon. Either we seal the deal or watch our planet die a slow death as each environmental system fails from our dwindling power supply."   
[M'Benga] "You know we're dealing with the Devil. And he's going to burn us alive." 
[Abraham] "I hope beyond hope that isn't true. But my friend, I think you're more right than I want to admit. just remember who we're doing this for."   
[M'Benga] (sighs) "I know."   
[Price] "Shall I let them in, Governor?"   
[Abraham] "Yes, Marjorie. And afterward, I think we're going to need that bottle of Chateau Tamarind '42. All of it."     



 - Private conversation between Duke Benson Abraham of Epsilon Indi and his aides, Samon M'Benga and Marjorie Price, allegedly recorded by elements of the defunct Epsilon Indi Freedom Brigade, circa 20 June 3068   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 06 January 2022, 10:59:35
ComStar AP News Services 
          received Nejiro System August 3068   


(4 May 3068)   


Liao [CBS] - The Word of Blake continues to pursue its campaign of terror against Capellan worlds that threw off the bonds of Davion oppression in our 3057 War of Liberation. Staging their assaults from Terra and forward operating positions on Epsilon Eridani, the Blakists are attempting to broaden their sphere of influence into the Tikonav Commonality even as they prosecute a wider war against the infidel nations of the Inner Sphere.   
Since declaring their own independence from ComStar some sixteen years ago, the followers of Blake have forged a path unlike any other. Part religious fanatic, part prophet, and part salesman, the typical Blakist faithful has deluded himself into believing that the The Word of Blake is the one and only answer to humanity's problems.   
First they conquered Terra, using ComStar's ineptitude to secure humanity's birthplace. Then they began spreading into the Tikonav Commonality, targeting worlds not yet rid of the Davion influence that prevented their people from willingly returning to the Confederation. Mandrinn Goren Trahn, Deputy Information Minister for the Liao Commonality, released information about the attacks in late January.   
"The Capellan people abhor violence," said Trahn, "but we will not tolerate such egregious assaults on our comrades, even if they lie beyond the borders secured by the Celestial Realm. The Word of Blake must realize that the presence of Davion sympathizers cannot justify an assault against Capellan citizens."   
The indiscriminate Blakist assaults continue today, even as the Celestial Wisdom seeks a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Their targets include the homeworlds of the Davions, the Steiners, and the Kuritas, delivering much-deserved destruction on each realm, but they also strike at Capellan worls like Epsilon Indi, Fletcher, and Tall Trees - worlds left unprotected by ComStar's continued incompetence. Against still other targets, such as Outreach, the Blakists have even used nuclear weapons to eradicate all opposition, at an incredible toll in human lives.   


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 06 January 2022, 11:39:35
“Mr. Corado this came in for you.” His officer manager hands him an envelope.
“Thank You.” He goes into his office. Looking at the invention he calls his office manager. “Have my jet readied I will need it later today.”
“Yes Sir.”


A few hours later. “Mr. Corado we are on final and your ground team is ready.”
“Good.”


“Major this is the front gate Mr. Corado would like to see you.”
“Please escort him in.”


“So what do I owe you for this visit?”
“Well as this has been sitting in my office due to me being it transit I figured a personal response was more proper.” He holds up his invention.
“You could have just called.”
“NO, this late one needs to take of this in person. I am very happy to attend and look forward to the day. I also have a little something for you.” He hands her a wooden box. “Just a little something from my personal stock.” It is a bottle 25 year old North Wind single molt. “Please enjoy it.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 06 January 2022, 16:02:59

ComStar AP News Services   
           received Nejiro System August 3068   


"...But not all unit commanders are so accepting of the reasons for the lack of Confederation support. Several TDF commanders, on condition of their anonymity, revealed their resentment of their treatment.   
"We send troops over there to defend Sunny Boy's land whenever the Davions send a company over the border, but what happens when we get clobbered by regiments of Federated troops? Some nice-sounding words of commiseration for our plight, that's what, a veteran brigadier confessed to us.   
"It's completely unfair to the Concordat. The Capellan Confederation is larger and more powerful, yet it feels like we're putting more resources and manpower into its defense than they are to ours," claimed another brigadier. "I mean, they're out taking over Chaos March worlds, using us to garrison their systems, while they can't spare even some reserves  to deal with the Calderon Protectorate or pirates."   
"Though not the majority opinion yet, such sentiments are apparently gaining momentum among officers and the enlisted corps. Most seem to arise from troops coming back from tours protecting the Capellan borders or protecting or pacifying recently conquered Chaos March worlds. Such soldiers claim to be disgusted by the disparity of support their units receive when compared even with second-line Capellan regiments..."   


 - excerpted from "Taurus Abandoned?" Free Concordat Journal, Taurus Press, 20 June 3068   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 06 January 2022, 16:52:24
ComStar AP News Services
           received Nejiro System August 3068 


St. Ives Struck   
(26 June 3068)   


Capella [CBS] - Unknown marauders struck St. Ives today, killing and injuring more than a thousand. Among the missing and feared dead is Duke Kai Allard-Liao, cousin to the Celestial Wisdom.   
Rebel separatists have long targeted the worlds of the St. Ives Commonality, seeking to undermine our government through riots and other acts of violence, including military raids conducted by Davion-supported insurgents. Even when the people of St. Ives chose to reunite with our Confederation five years ago, after surviving three decades of Davion oppression, rebels continued to strike out at government and military facilities, apparently in a futile attempt to turn the loyal citizens of St. Ives against their own nation.   
While these rebel attacks have killed and wounded thousands of Capellan citizens, none have been so despicable as the one that assaulted St. Ives today. Mandrinn Quon Il-Peng, St. Ives Commonality Minister of Justice, witnessed the attack and relayed what he saw to investigators.   
"The Davion green BattleMechs fell from the sky and began shooting in all directions. Their only intent was to kill as many citizens and destroy as many structures as they could."   
Other reports from the scene confirm the minister's account. The unknown 'Mechs appeared to have completed what is known as a 'combat jump' - literally a controlled fall from a DropShip in orbit - to land in a military cantonment that Duke Kai was touring. They proceeded to destroy everything and everyone in sight before moving on to the spaceport, leveling everything in their path, where they rendevoused with their DropShip and left the world. St. Ives Space Traffic Control identified this DropShip as a civilian liner of Sarna registry, but could not track it when it left the world as the marauders had knocked out radar and other sensors.   
To date, there are 307 confirmed deaths on the ground, with more than 700 wounded. Roughly 400 more remain missing, including Duke Kai. No one has yet claimed responsibility for this heinous act of murder.   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 07 January 2022, 01:34:11
“So how long before they get a new skipper for this one?”
“With the way things are going I have no clue.”
“Well they need to get some replacements for the officer corps. The junior officers are stepping up but they need some help.”
“Well that is why we are here.”
“All this back and forth is a bit much don’t you think?”
“Some but we are the only trained officers in the area and it’s why they pay us.”
“I guess but it would be nice to get some flyer miles out of it”
“Don’t push it, they are not charging us for the flights.”
“They wouldn’t do that … would they?”
“Don’t ask questions you don’t want answers for.”





More RSVP’s will arrive at Camp Kurawa.
Shuyona Ichizoku
Ceallach      will be attending.
Fukuda         will be attending.
Helekia         will be attending.
Tikhonovich      will be attending.

Ichizoku
Chikimatsu      will be attending.
Conchobhar      will be attending.
Dubhghaill      will be attending.
Hamada      will be attending.
Hohki         will be attending.
Iona         will be attending.
Kahele         will be attending.
Loingsigh      will be attending.
Mahelona      will be attending.
Masachika      will be attending.
Palakiko      will be attending.
Rizvi         will be attending.
Rogers         will be attending.
Sorenson      will be attending.
Tomori         will be attending.
Yakovich      will be attending.

Carson         due to the time of year they will not be able to attend.
Vasilievna      due to pressing matters and time of the year they will not be attending.





“I want you to attend. All of You.”
“Why?”
“With all of you attending we can find out what all of them are thinking.”
“How?”
“Simple, you mix with them. They will have their guard down and things will slip.”
“Now I see. I will inform the others the respond yes as well.”
“Very good, the more eyes we have the better.”





Nejiro News 1
Reports from Yosei no Sogen are coming in about farmlands south-east of Tarawa being destroyed. We will keep following these reports.

HBC
We have been keeping an eye on the reports of farmlands south-east of Tarawa being destroyed. So far no one knows why and the locals are looking into this.

Sentinel News
We have seen reports of farmlands being destroyed on Yosei no Sogen. So far the local authorities have no clue who was behing this.

The Tarawa Times
Someone destroyed a major section of crops south-east of Tarawa. Local authorities are looking into this. Rhee-sama has stated that when the ones responsible for this are take in they will face the full term of the law. Rhee-sama said that no one is above the law.

The Dakuu-orianyusu (Dark Warrior News)
We see reports of the destruction of farm lands near Tarawa. Why would something like this happen? Why because the sell swords do nothing while others destroy property that the people of Nejiro need.

Shin no wadopuresu (True Word Press)
Why would someone destroy farm lands? Why take food from the people of Nijero? Why to control the people of Nejiro.





“Well it looks as if your strike went very well.”
“Yes it does, now it is time for the others to do their part.”
“With some prodding they will.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 07 January 2022, 12:10:53
Meant to post this a week ago. My apologies. Loyalty Forsaken wedding attendees will be Mjr. Honeycutt, Talia Wolfe, Ajax crew, Ironborn liaison, I.S. B.A. squad sans battle armor( Ajax squad), and 1 squad of Light infantry
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Bleusman on 07 January 2022, 16:42:14
Back at base…
Everyone is busy cleaning up the cave in. A Construction mech finishes up digging out a battered Urbanmech. Ching Ch’i spots his sister overseeing the clean up. By the set of her shoulders, it looks like she is in a foul mood.


“Damn sister, half the cave mouth is gone”.

“Ch’i, you have a unique way of stating the obvious. Do you have any other pearls of wisdom?”

“Yea, that Urbie should have zagged instead of zigged”.

“Ha ha.”

“Oh I almost forgot, Jack is here to see you.”

“Good, I need to talk to him. Bring him here”.

Three minutes later Ch’i returns with Jack. He stops, puts his hands in his jacket pockets and slowly whistles.

“Damn, she did a number on the entrance”.

“That seems to be the general consensus”.

“Any idea who got them out?”

Follow me, I’ll show you the security footage. Oh and thank you for sending the construction equipment to help. It is appreciated.”

“Denada. Anything to get you up and running. I hear that you haven’t had much luck lately, besides this.”

“You could say that. It seems that we always seem to be late getting to the objective. Both Ch’is mission and mine were failures because we didn’t get there fast enough. Whoever is doing this knows the time it takes to get the GSF moving and deployed. It’s like they have inside knowledge.”

“That’s an interesting observation. We do seem to be behind the eight ball lately. Any ideas?”

“Simple. Hunt them down, and destroy them. Here we are.”

Shi steps to a computer terminal, types a series of keys, and the screen lights up. A suit of battle armor stems into view, grabs a door frame and rips it off…

“Battle armor. Someone wanted her real bad. I don’t recognize the type.”

“I do, it’s a Nighthawk. An old Star League design.”

“Star League? Serious equipment. Who would have that?”

“Who else. The Robes, that’s who.”

“That means…”

“Yes. But why would the Wobbies want with a handful of tanks, when they have cutting edge equipment. Including Clan.”

“That is a good question.”

“Speaking of tanks. I’m in need of personal. After this debacle I seem to have more equipment than men. I need to fill some slots.”

“Trained personnel are hard to come by. And expensive.”

“I had other ideas. We have a old Cappellan tradition for getting personnel.”

What, Shang-hi? You do that around here and people will start getting twitchy.”

“Relax, do you think I’m stupid? We go after spacers and other non native people. Maybe you have a line on some?”

“Well, since you brought up personnel and equipment, you interested in a little job?”

“Always.”

There is a slight disturbance in the next room. Ch’i sticks his head in…

“Shi, you got to see this.”

They enter a common room with a monitor on the wall. On the screen is what looks like a woman with a microphone, reporting what looks like an armed incursion.  The tag line on the bottom of the screen states Solaris VII Game World. A neck walks behind the reporter…

“Jack, do you recognize that mech design?”

“No, I’ve never seen anything like that before “

The technician turns up the volume. The sound of a battle comes through as the reporter says “an as you can see, who ever this force is they seem to be pushing back at Blackstar mechs… “

“Shi, whatever contacts you have, you might want to touch base about this”.

“I think I will.”






Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 08 January 2022, 04:25:13

ComStar AP News Services 
          received Nejiro System September 3068   



"Wait - I've just been informed that a fleet of JumpShips has appeared at a nearby pirate point and has discharged a mix of assault and carrier DropShips, all bearing Federated Suns colors. They are approaching our position at a combat pace and it appears we are moving to engage the invaders. I say invaders instead of raiders because the officer in charge tells me it looks like the Davions have sent an entire Regimental Combat Team to attack the system.
"Thankfully, I am already strapped into my chair, or the gee-forces from our own DropShip's combat manuevers would have thrown me around this bridge like a rag doll. We were also fortunate that our Leopard CV had all it fighters in space before the Davions appeared. Watching the tactical screens here, I can see our vessel is coming about, opening up on a pair of Davion heavy fighters. Wow! looks like our weapons bays tore one up. the other seems to have survived. We are turning to face a Davion DropShip now...this one looks like an Aven -
[Large explosion. Alarms wail.]   
"What's going on? My screens just went dead and the emergency lighting has kicked in. I think we've been hit by an enemy DropShip, or maybe a squadron of fighters..."   
[Indistinct, exciting muttering. Alarms cease abrubtly.]     
"Oh, gods! I've been told the life-support system suffered critical damage and main power is out. We're dead in the water, adrift in space. To conserve power, I must end this report, and hope that - "     
<<End of Transmission>>   

 - Veronica Sarine, Canopian field reporter onboard the CCAF DropShip Starsword, Necromo System, 28 June 3068     




Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 08 January 2022, 04:40:48
ComStar AP News Services 
           received Nejiro System September 3068


(8 July 3068)   


Sian [CBS] - In response to the Davion aggression that has targeted her homeworld and her family, Candace Liao, Duchess and Prefect of St. Ives, leader of the St. Ives Commonality and beloved aunt to the Celestial Wisdom, has accepted the Chancellor's invitation to Sian.   
Ministry of Information spokesman Ping Shuh gave this statement to the press: "Duchess Candace has had to endure many hardships in her life, not least of which were her years as a hostage to the Davion Prince as he subjugated her people. While she expressed her desire to stand by her subjects as they once again battle oppression, she saw the wisdom of the Chancellor's concerns for her safety and accepted his invitation to stay with him on Sian until this current conflict is concluded."   
The duchess was touring the St. Ives Commonality when the Davions first struck and kidnapped her son, Duke Kai Allard-Liao. After brief consultation with the Celestial Wisdom, she made her way to Sian. For further protection, she was joined en route by bodyguards from Warrior House Imarra. She arrived on Sian earlier today, but was unavailable for comment.   


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 08 January 2022, 07:48:13
ComStar AP News Services
           received Nejiro system September 3068   



(7 July 3068)   


Arc-Royal [INN] - In the face of massive destruction wrought by the Word of Blake, people everywhere are asking the same questions. How could this happen? Why didn't our governments see it coming? Everyone wants to know where to point the finger of blame for a catastrophic intelligence failure.   
The truth is, the Inner Sphere's intelligence community did not 'fail' at all. 
Following the fall of Terra to the Word of Blake, the community had known of the Blakists' Deep Periphery training camps. Likewise, the Blakists' aquisition of so many new BattleMechs - from the Terran factories they reactivated and from sources across the Inner Sphere - led analysts to postulate (correctly) that the Word of Blake had more troops than they officially acknowledged. The elaborate shell game the Blakists played by expanding their existing divisions while duplicating designations of existing Level IIIs to hide the paper trail generated by those new formations succeeded in hiding their location, but not their existence.   
On the WarShip front, the Word of Blake helped the Free Worlds League salvage Star League era WarShips. That they kept the best ships for themselves - a McKenna class battleship for example - should surprise no one. The Blakists' ability to kick start the Free Worlds League's WarShip program, and that of the Capellan Confederation, pointed to access to unknown manufacturing plants, or perhaps a large cache of components. We now have a name for that source, even if the precise location of the 'Ruins of Gabriel' remains elusive.   
So much for the men and material.
As to intent, the intelligence community (again, correctly) judged that these forces would safeguard Blakist holdings. William Blane's diplomatic initiatives in the Chaos March back in the early 3060s were taken as a strong indication that the Word of Blake wanted to establish a buffer zone, finally resulting in the formation of the Word of Blake Protectorate. Relations between the Dragoons and the former ComStar were never good. To anyone who could read a map, the Blakist conquest of Terra set the two groups on a collision course. The Blakist-sponsored violence on Outreach was shocking, but unsurprising in light of the veiled declaration of war represented by the formation of the Allied Mercenary Command.
The rest of the Inner Sphere was not oblivious to all of this, but they were in no position to take action against a probationary member-state of the Star League over dealings with a non-aligned state. If challenged over their actions, the Blakists could have argued that the whole affair lay outside the jurisdiction of the Star League council - or even called on the Star League to come to their aid. 
The intelligence community is only 'guilty' of failing to predict how the Word of Blake would react to a situation that did not yet exist. Not knowing that the Star League would not survive the fourth Whitting Conference, they had no way to guess that was coming.   



***Transmission Altered***
"As was foretold, the spirit of blessed Blake blinded the heretics and unbelievers to our preparations for the glory of the Third Transfer."   
***Alteration Ended***   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 08 January 2022, 12:10:37
68/10
The last batch of RSVP’s arrive at Camp Kurawa.
Shuyona Ichizoku
Koizumi         will be attending.

Ichizoku
Hayashi      will be attending.
Kasai         will be attending.
Rosslyn         will be attending.
Shiba         will be attending.
Sinclair         will be attending.

Kapula         due to pressing matters and time of the year they will not be attending.
Rohrs         due to pressing matters and time of the year they will not be attending.





At the spaceport a group of about 200 people are waiting as the customs officers that are processing the paper work form them and the cargo they have. Three ladies are at the customs dealing with a young customs officer as he is getting customs paper work done so they can be on world.
Talking with two other ladies at the counter. “This one is cute. Looks like we can have all kinds of fun together.” She looks back to the young man and gives him a wink. She switches to English. “So when we get done with this check in ….. maybe we can check you out.” She points to the other two and herself. She then flashes him a great big smile.
The customs officer blushes and keeps working on the groups papers.
A couple of other ladies join the three talking with customs officer. “So are we clear to enter?”
“Not yet, but so far things look good.” She smiles at the young officer once more and enjoys that he blushes even more. “I think you can start getting things ready to move. I will find out where they are and what transport we can get for the heavy gear.”
“Yes mam.” The two young ladies head off with a swagger in their step.
“Thanks, for all your help sweetie. If you want to party later this is my info. Can I use your phone so I can get a lift for my people and myself.” She gives officer a wink as he hands her the phone. “Hi Quintin honey I just made planet fall and can use a ride to your place.”
Quintin recognizes the voice but cannot believe that she is on Nejiero. “Well Jemma …. Wow …. I will see what I can do. You are at the Space Port?”
“Yes, I have some friends as well. We will need some heavy transport.”
“Sure … be right on that.” Of all the people to make this trip she is not the one he figured on.
“Commander the others are all together and all the gear is in good order.”
“Thanks Linda. Do remember we are no longer MAF so Captain will do.”
“Yes mam, Captain.”
“You have Linda with you?”
“Sure do, I also have Sandra as well. It’ll be like old times honey.”
“I’ll have someone get your gear to the rail station and then I’ll meet you at the station in Hilo.”
“Why the slow way? Can’t afford a DropShip Honey?”
“We don’t have a lot of DropShips out this way so rail is the next fastest way. See you in a few of days.”
“Well ladies we will have a few days ride on a train. Let’s see what we can to make the trip more fun.”
As he hangs up, looking at Niobe. “This is going to get real fun real soon.”
“Why? Jemma is a good ‘Mech pilot and we can use the extra firepower.”
“True but she has Linda and Sandra with her.”
“Now I see were this is going …. Good luck. Maybe Deb, Russert and I should start figuring out a new command structure because those three are probably going to kill you. The good news is that you will go with a smile.”





“Wow this is a first. A whole train.”
“We are a large group and have a lot of cargo.”
“True, but they do know how to make this type of travel nice.”
“The travel cars are well appointed.”
“So how do you think he is going to react to all of us here?”
“Not sure but it will be fun.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 08 January 2022, 19:21:32
The customs officer hands back the data pad to the young woman. “All your of parties’ travel and cargo documents are in order.”
“Danke schön, do you know of a place that we can stay for a few days?”
“We have a few hotels here at the Space Port or The Enclave may better suit your needs.”
“We will need to store our cargo when it clears.”
“Well we do have on site cargo storage here and the Enclave also has places that can handle your cargo. You can talk with people over at terminal three.”
“Danka.”


Over at terminal three. “We are in need some place to stay for a few days and to keep some heavy equipment as well. We do not have much money after our trip.”
“I would say look into The Enclave. It has places to stay and to store your equipment. You will find the prices much better in the Enclave and all of our storage is at a premium.” The customs officer offers. “They also have a much better choice of places to stay for your party.”
“Danka …. Arigatōgozaimashita.” Looking to the others. “So get you gear and we will go to this Enclave. After we settle in I call Reanne.”
“Do you know when the others will arrive?”
“Not sure they were to leave a week after us but when it got hot …. Well I just hope they got out.”





“What is the best medical facility on world?”
“That would be Yousai General. Is someone in need of medical help?”
“No I just like to know were the best care is on world. Thank You.”





At the Nijero Spaceport a young woman is watching the cargo handlers as they unload the large shipping containers. “What holding dock will these be at?”
“They will be in holding dock 52.”
“Thank You. The main customs area.” She asks.
“You will go straight and when you get to the white building you will go left. It is the fourth building on your right.”


“So we have to go towards that white building and then go left. The customs house is the fourth on the right.”


“I see that you trip has had a few bumps.” The customs officer said as he looks over the papers for the new group.
“Yes it has and I hope we have no more troubles.”
“Well your customs forms are fine and your group should be processed in an hour.”
“Thank You so much.”
“No problem we have been waiting on you arrival.”
“Do you have a line I can use so I can get someone to pick us up?”
“Sure I am almost done with your forms. Use that desk over to your right.”
“Once more thanks.” She moves to the desk. “YO, POPS we made it. We need a ride to you place. We also have some large luggage as well.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 09 January 2022, 01:00:10
Marius sighed and paced in his office overlooking the makeshift structures of the encampment. His voice had taken on a questioning tone, "So, Quist. Do you think that a contest should be held for my "companion" for the wedding? Or should I just go it alone, as much as I can? I was debating teaming up with one of the local media stations and having them run a 'Win a evening with Kapten Bjornsen and attend the wedding for Kiah and Dusty.' What do you think? I know we'd have to heavily vet the winner, but this gives us time to do just that."

Nat chuckles, "Do you want my professional answer, my personal answer or the one you want to hear?" My Professional answer is, Get with the Ghost commander and clear it with GSF command. Personally, it could be fun. The one you want to hear is, Yes. Run with it. The only caveat I'm giving you is, Everyone else better bring Night-night guns for protection. I saw the list of what the various escorts will be for some of the units going. I wouldn't dishonor the couple by suggesting they can't protect the people for the evening, but the Night-night guns should become a visible sign of the fact that we are not 'just' killers without conscience. Also, we have invested heavily in that company, can't hurt to gain them publicity. Speaking of companies, Stark Heavy Industries' inquiry is waiting for a reply. I'll see what we can spare monetarily and if we can help secure some of the other things they need help with."

Lojtnant Anker spoke up. "Marius, are you sure this is wise? There are probably women in the unit who would make perfectly acceptable companions for the wedding. I understand your desire to integrate more with the locals, but be careful. I agree with Nat's professional opinion. Check with the GSF higher ups and the Ghost commander, see what they think."

Kapten Bjornsen smiled, "Anker, you aren't getting out of that invitation response. You need to finish it before you leave, remember. Okay. I've heard enough. Both of you are dismissed. Oh, before you go, Nat. We need to recruit a couple of tank crews and also need to purchase a couple of tanks. I'd prefer Saladins, but we'll see what we can get. Now, get thee gone. "
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 09 January 2022, 01:21:43
“Quintin honey we found this one two jumps back. I don’t think we broke anything on him.” Jenna smiles at the young MechWarrior.
“You need to speak to me in proper terms after all I am the commander of this unit.”
“Yes Captain Sweetie.” She has a bigger smile.
“Lucas Jenkens reporting in sir.” The young warrior is a bright red.
“Take a seat Jenkins. So what weight class do you pilot?”
“Thank You sir, weight class sir? I have piloted a Crab and a Vindicator if that is any help.”
“Yes, we have a couple of mediums open at this time so I will have my XO run you on the sims to see what you fix better.”
“OH Quintin he fits me real well.” Her grin could fill a DropShip bay. “I hope the toys and troops will be of help. But you need to work a bit more to cover them.” She smiles as she puts a roster of the units that are with her on his desk. “The girls and I will see you later Captain Honey.” She winks and heads out.
“That one is a handful. Her friends are also something and together ….. well …. Wow.”
“That is very true and now I have all three once more.” Looking at the roster.





Look
The month of December will be a time of many things. Not only will all the normal winter events be happening but we will see two weddings. The first will be the Commander of the GSF. We have learned that she will be using Fenikkusu jiin in Yousai. This grand event will be one of the major events of the season. The second wedding will be of members of the Ironborn and will be hosted by Shuyona Ichizoku Sagai at Sagai Shiro. Both of the events will be the talk of the season.





“So just how large is you luggage?”
“Well pops you know a girl can’t travel light.”
“So once more how large?”
“About 500 tons.”
“WHAT???”
“I figured we would need some things and most of it would have been trashed if we did not take it.”
“Girl when you get here we are going to have a very long talk.”
“Love you.”
“I wonder …. I will see what I can do on my end.”


Walk around the base talking more to himself then anyone.”
“500 tons of things …. What is that crazy girl thinking …. No wonder she had no money … Why her paper work was a problem.”
“Sorry Sir almost hit you.”
“No my problem ….. not keeping my mind in the here and now.”
“Anything I can help with?”
“No unless you can carry 500 tons of equipment to here.”
“Not me but the Goddess crew just had a train load of people and things show up.”
“Train …. Danka …. Thank you!” Duke pulls out his phone. “Sergeant get the rail company I need them to make a special run.”
“Yes sir.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 09 January 2022, 13:07:39
“Captain, do you have sometime?”
“Sure what is it Lieutenant?”
“Well sir with our new additions we will have to look over the unit org and ranks.”
“Why? It works.”
“Well sir with Jemma using Captain it may make for problems. People just may wonder who is in charge. I know you both have history and that she back home had her own command. But she does have to answer to you. Also will you be making her the Unit XO? She does have the experience and I will not stand in her way if that is what you want. She may come off as a bimbo, but I know she is a good field officer I have seen her file.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 09 January 2022, 16:57:10
Are any special permissions required for the leader of a mercenary unit to give himself a promotion from Captain to Major?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 09 January 2022, 17:45:00
Are any special permissions required for the leader of a mercenary unit to give himself a promotion from Captain to Major?


Merc commanders get to call themself anything they want  ^-^
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 09 January 2022, 17:50:11
Customs is working with yet another group that has shown up. This group is smaller than the last few but they too have a lot of heavy equipment. “Things must be real bad in the sphere.” Looking to her coworker. “We are getting a lot on new traders, settlers and combat types as of late.”
“True, this group looks like they just got out from were ever they were.”
“Well time to get to work.” She waves the group to her station and switches to English. ”Welcome to Nijero what can I do for you.”
“Kiitos … Thank You.” The group leader hands the groups travel and cargo data pad to her.” Etsimme Talven unelmaa ….. sorry we are to find Winter Dream.”
“Well after we get done with your papers, Nijero has some great winter sports places.”
“Sorry, I am not making clear. We are here to work.”
“OK not sure what you are looking for then.”
“Person called Raine Ketola … now with Winter Dream. She will help.”
“Not sure of anyone with that name but after we are done here we will help to find Raine Ketola for you.”


A few hours at Camp Senshi. “Raine we have a call for you from the spaceport.”
“What? Who can be calling me?”





“So how much longer do you think we can keep this under wraps?”
“As long as we need to.”
“I don’t like this one bit.”
‘You don’t have to. Just keep your cool and all will be fine.”





“Looks like someone is going for blood.”
“This is why we are sitting on the sidelines.”
“They will best each other to nothing and we will be ready to take over.”
“This is why you watch you prey. You look for that weakness and then strike.”
“You have you people close?”
“They will be ready when the time is right.”





“WOW Pops that was some ride. That train took all of our gear and the passenger car was real nice.”
“Well with the shortage of DropShips here they are the next best thing for moving large cargos on land.”
“This place is large. Took us four days and that was a non-stop trip.”
“One of the problems we have here.”
“It is a nice world. Very green and all that water … WOW!”
“True … now about that talk …..”


“So you and you friends and teaches just took all this equipment?”
“Well not took so much, we bought it most of it. Why mom’s ride is gone. Well that and the transport costs.”
“They did not have a problem with all of you leaving the school?”
“Well that is very different. But back to the equipment, a couple of things did get removed and ended up here. Not like we set out to take it, we just had too as it was part of something that we had paid for and the two items have to be together or they don’t work.”
“SO you did take things that you did not pay for.”
“Well …. If you go by the letter of the law yes, but if you take the fact that they under paid staff and help we did pay for it. Just not with money.”
“So what did you bring?”
“Well we can start a new technical school …. Just not a fancy …. But not a fly by night thing either. We have some top teachers and the students that are here want to finish what they started.”
“Well you just may have come at a very ideal time. I will talk with the Governor. She just may want to help settle all of you in.”
“OH before I forget I did bring some working stiffs as well. You said something about drivers and walkers so I talked a few into to joining us.”






GSF supplies arrive







And before any of you ask Winter is the season that everyone wants to be on Nijero  >:D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 11 January 2022, 09:14:22
ComStar AP News Services 
          received Nejiro system October 3068


(13 August 3068)


New Syrtis [FSNS] - Rear Admiral Harwood has reported successfully intercepting yet another Taurian suply convoy as it attempted to resupply the Concordat troops still maintaining a foothold on Electra in the Pleiades Cluster. 
Last month Admiral Harwood's Hydra Assault Squadron caught a flotilla of Concordat military transports attempting to sneak in from one of the system's many pirate points. After a short but spirited engagement led by the Admiral's flagship, the Fortress-Class Ajax, the interlopers were driven off with two DropShips and seven fighters destroyed and a third DropShip crippled. The Hydras lost three fighters, but two of the pilots were later recovered.   
Most disturbing is the report that the marines from Ajax discovered two nuclear devices aboard the crippled TCS Jamestown. The Taurian Concordat holds the dubious distinction of being the only government to refuse to sign the Ares Conventions. The Word of Blake's willingness to use weapons of mass destruction, combined with the desperate situation the Pleiades invaders now face, may have persuaded the Concordat to unleash its nuclear arsenal on the battlfield for the first time in almost three centuries. 
Duke Hasek has yet to comment on this disturbing development, but mercenary troops currently involved in holding off the Taurian threat have called for any Taurian force that dares unleash such weapons to be declared war criminals. 
This is the third time Admiral Harwood's Hydra Assault Squadron has encountered Taurian ships since assuming station in the Pleiades Cluster earlier this year. The Hydra's parent unit, the Medusans, are a mercenary DropShip force under contract to March Lord Hasek since 3061. The Basilisk Squadron - the Medusans' second assault DropShip squadron - is expected to relieve Harwood's command in the new year.   


***Transmission Altered***
"The Taurian Concordat has seen a glimmer of the Truth! Those who betrayed all humankind are a cancer that must be burned from the body of humanity."   
***Alteration Ended***   


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 11 January 2022, 09:45:46



ComStar AP News Services   
            received Nejiro system October 3068   



(16 August 3068)   


Orestes [INN] - Earlier this month, the CSS Bordeaux penetrated the Word of Blake cordon around beseiged Tukayid. Demonstrating great skill and courage, Precentor Forrest Cole, commander of the Bordeaux, successfully lured both of the Blakist WarShips in the Tukayid system out of their position close to the planet. Using his frigate's superior acceleration, Cole exploited the narrow window of opportunity thus created, landing an expeditionary force on Tukayid despite tenacious opposition from the Blakists' remaining aerospace assets. These forces, comprised of elements from the Com Guards' 104th Division, subsequently extracted Primus Mori and several senior Com Guards personnel, who had been trapped onworld under heavy enemy fire for more than six months.   
Though dogged by Blakist naval and aerospace forces all the way to a pirate jump point, the Bordeaux successfully escaped to Orestes. Making planetfall last week, Primus Mori was full of praise for "the heroic efforts of the Com Guards in stemming the evil tide unleashed upon the Inner Sphere." Meanwhile, Com Guards officials report that while the Bordeaux suffered only superficial damage, she inflicted "heavy damage" on the Blakist forces she encountered.   
First Precentor Gavin Dow spoke at length of his joy at Primus Mori's survival. "I cannot sufficiently express my gratitude to Anastasias Focht for masterminding the operation that returned our beloved Primus to us. Were it not for the foresight of our former Precentor Martial, I would probably have been charged with the burden of leading ComStar through this current crisis."   


***Transmission Altered***   
"Though he is retired, Focht still plays the puppet master - jerking the strings of his puppet Primus to pull her from our grasp. Do not let his age or apparent lack of position fool you. Focht is a power of which to be wary.
 But at what cost did his tool survive? Fully half the Com Guards that struck Tukayid will stay there permanently, and the damage to their prescious WarShip - one of so few remaining - was far greater than they admit. What cost, Focht? Gavin Dow cannot be happy to see your puppet return. And what action did he take to rescue Mori? He could throw whole divisions against blessed Terra, yet could spare nothing to recue his Primus. Ambition, greed and corruption! This is the new shape into which Focht and his puppet have forged the golden dreams of the blessed Blake. We must open the eyes of our misguided brethren. We must illuminate the truth with a dazzling ray of light."
   
***Alteration Ended***   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 11 January 2022, 10:19:27

ComStar AP News Services   
          received Nejiro System October 3068 


(17 August 3068)   


Ares [CNA] - Despite boasts to the contrary from all levels of the Davion government, the Capellan Confederation Armed Forces have halted the Federated Suns' invasion and are destroying the enemy everywhere they are encountered.   
The invasion, begun just over a month ago, initially targeted worlds in the St. Ives Commonality. George Hasek, Duke of New Syrtis and leader of the Davion military forces along our border with the Federated Suns, justified this illegal and immoral action as military aid to an "independent" St. Ives - an onslaught that killed, injured and left homeless countless thousands - our own glorious military responded swiftly and lethally. Staging counterattacks against the Davion troops in conjunction with true patriots on the beseiged worlds, our military stunned the enemy, costing them their tenuous grasp on five worlds and forcing them to retreat to temporary fortifications they had constructed on six more, including St. Ives and Warlock.   
Already Strategic Military Director Talon Zahn is moving additional forces into the St. Ives Commonality and along the Federated Suns border to deal with what little opposition remains. Reliable sources on the few worlds still beset by the Davion blight report that enemy troops are surrendering wholesale, and those that do not stand down remain bottled up in their bases while Capellan citizens surround them and continually subject them to sniper and bomb attacks.   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 11 January 2022, 11:31:22
68/11
Nejiro News 1
This year the winter season just got two more events added. With two GSF weddings taking place that are big deals all on their own and our normal list of events we will have a very full season.

Hilo TV3
This winter season will be one of the biggest in a long time. Not only will we have the normal events but with the GSF having the Commander getting married and Shuyona Ichizoku Sagai hosting the wedding of two members of the Ironborn this will be one for the books.

HBC News
We have found out that added to this winter’s fun will be two weddings involving the GSF. First up will be the GSF’s commander getting married at Fenikkusu jiin in Yousai. This one will have all the pomp that only can happen at the largest jiin on planet. This will have all the major players on world and will be something to see. Next up will be the wedding of one of our local GSF commands people. The Ironborn will see two of its members married at Sagai Shiro, with Shuyona Ichizoku Sagai acting as host. This will be something all on its own.

Financial Times
All the mover and shakers will be running full tilt this season. Now added two GSF weddings and all the normal events the markets will be rolling.

The Moro Sun-Times
We are adding to must see things to this year’s winter season. December will be the full one with two GSF weddings. Keep your eyes here as we will get as much coverage of both as we can.

The Tarawa Times
Looks like the GSF it looking to try and up-stage Nijero’s winter season. First we have the Commander of the GSF holding her wedding at the Fenikkusu jiin in Yousai and Shuyona Ichizoku Sagai using Sagai Shiro as hall for two of the lesser GSF commands members wedding. Does the GSF not have better things to do with their time?

The Dakuu-orianyusu (Dark Warrior News)
What do we have going on now? We have sell swords acting like they are nobles. They act like they are the center of everything. One might think that the so called leaders would not let this happen but they are the ones promoting this. They use places that should be held with reverence as catering halls. They look to promote these sell swords. So why do you good people put up with these things? Why let some off worlders have the run of this world? Simple, to keep these ….. security forces ….. on world so they keep the power they should not have. To keep all the good working people of this fine world under their thumb.

Shin no wadopuresu (True Word Press)
Looks like they who rule need to play. They do not look after the welfare of this fine world, no they have large parties for the Mercenary troops that are here to protect this world. Protect or party? Well just one more thing that shows they do not care for the people of this fine world, they only care for themselves.





At the spaceport a large group of people are talking with the customs officers getting all the paper work settled for them and the cargo they have. The Duty desk has pulled in extra personal to deal with this very large group.
“I see that your group is late getting here, but all your paper work is in order so getting you procced after we all your people here. We are getting your group some ground transport.” The head of the customs team informs the head of the group.
“Danke schön  … Thank you. You have been most helpful with all of this.” He thanks the officer. “We ran into some connection problems, that is why we are later than the others. Do you have a place that can be used to store some large items?”
“Yes, we have storage houses on the other side of the port or you can rent space at The Enclave.”
“The Enclave?”
“Yes a free trade area not too far from the here.” The officer brings up a map on his pad. “As you can see this area does has many places to store large items. The rates are very good as well. And before I forget this is here for your group.” The officer hands over a data pad. “The first part of your group asked that it be given to you when you got here.”
“Once more thank you very much.” He joins his group reading the pad as he walks over. “OK so they have a place to keep all the toys until we get settled in. I will go to this place they call The Enclave and setup a place for all of us to stay and to store the equipment.” Looking to one of the group. “I will call Benjamin after I find the others. We have places to stay and store our gear in the Enclave. Oscar set it up when he landed. You will take the others to get settled in after everyone has finished the check in.”


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 12 January 2022, 01:49:45
“Benjamin its Steven we are on-world at the Enclave.”
“Good I will get things setup to get you to Starfall. How is everyone?”
“As best as can be expected, the trip was OK but home is a mess.”
“We are just getting in some of the news of what is going. So far away it takes some time for things to get to us.”
“I have something for Kiah.”
“OK I will have transport for you to come to our base.”

“Steven what brings you all the way out here?” Kiah asks her cousin.
“Well I am here for uncle, he could not make it.”
“Sorry to hear that. So what is going on?”
“Not many good things, I have a message for you.” He hands her a pad.
The data pad she is handed will ask for a bio scan.

It will first give her the list of party members sent out as his Reps, her cousin Steven and her old school master and some others, some other family members (50), plus a Security escort (200) and a group of Settlers (2000)

Then this note
Kaih this is not the way I wanted to do this but due to the times this is how it must be done. I know you have been troubled by the fact that I have not named another as my successor. I do understand why you do not want to be my successor. You do need to know why this had to be. First off my son is not someone that would be the best person for the leadership of the family. He has had the schooling but does not have the proper temperament. You on the other hand have always have. So I know that you will be very happy to know that I do have someone that will take my place when it is time. You do not know this person. Most people do not know of this person. The reason is that to keep her safe I have been keeping this from all but a chosen few I trust most. You are now part of that very small group. You have shown you can be trusted in ways many others cannot.
I had to test many to see just who should take my place. Please understand that part of the test of my son was how he handled my choice of successor. He should have understood how we do things in our family. You understood this is why you were selected and not him. You understand the duty to family not power. So I hope you, if needed will help my daughter Hanna when she takes my place. She is from my second wife. Yes this was held back from all but a very select few. A group you are now part of.
I will ask of you to be second in line until Hanna has someone she picks as her successor.

But this may have been for nothing. The Free Worlds League has launched an attack and they just may take our world.


All my love

PS
You are your parent’s daughter.

PSS
Due to the FWL assault Hanna is part of the party I sent. Please look after her. You will know her, in many ways you two are alike.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 13 January 2022, 21:43:22
Just after sunrise on the morning of Monday the Eighteenth of November, two of the Governors Palace staff post a large ornate easel in the forecourt with a gold leaf framed photo, (embellished with the kamon of the Saganami Dai Ichizoku), of a newborn swaddled in Saganami midnight blue and dark grey blankets, and with a kanji and calligraphy public announcement in an ornate gold leaf frame embellished with saru {monkeys} that reads....

The Staff of the Governors Palace is pleased and delighted to state that Her Honor the Governor was safely delivered, under the care of Midwife Aimi Vorona, Dr. Hanna Karasu Ob-Gyn, Dr. Kira Musashi (Godmother), witnessed by Jack Nakatomi (father), Alik and Lev Butler (manny/bodyguards) {from Madame Ko's Personal Protection Academy}, of a boy child, Yasha Saganami (3.04 kg, 48.68 cm, amber eyes, black hair) the Saganami heir presumptive, at twenty thirty seven the evening of Friday November Fifteenth     


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 14 January 2022, 01:56:24
“What happened to your security? How could they land here and do that much damage? Do you have any idea how much they cost me?”
“Settle down, we will take of them. If they think they can challenge my people they are very wrong.”
“Well we know who, you need to figure out the how. If they got by you this time then they can do so in the future. We are working with you because you said you would protect us. That we would be the leaders after you took care of her. Well so far she has been doing better then you.”
”To start, this attack we not her. Her forces would not do something like this. We know who did this and will strike back. As for our agreement you also have to work at it. So far you have done very little to prove to the people you, are the better leaders.”



A knock on “Dukes” office door. “Enter.”
“Sir this message was just hand delivered for you” The duty sergeant enters and hands “Duke” a sealed red envelope.
‘Danke.” The outside is red with gold trim and the inside is ivory colored. The letter inside is an ivory colored linen. The letter is hand written in both Kanjin and German.

Frederick Bosche, Lt. General Retired.
Sir while I have not had the honor to meet with you in person or on the field of battle but I think I do know you. I see that you have chosen to serve rather than be Ronin. It takes great courage to choose to serve after one has been a master. The fact that you now serve one that not all that long ago you would have call enemy also speaks well of your duty to service. For this action it is only correct that something that has been in your family so long should be returned to your family so they can fulfill they duty they now perform.
If you will the messenger that has delivered this will bring you to place that has what belongs to you and your family.

With Honor
Sho-sho Tanaka Kei


The young man is waiting for “Duke”
“Sir I have a vehicle. It has room for you and your escort.”

A quick ride to the industrial section of Hilo they stop at a large warehouse. “This is the place sir.”
In the center of the warehouse under spotlights is “GrandMa” from the looks of her she have been given a good refit.
Next to the von Rohrs is a jeep and a tech in Ghost coveralls.
“With Sho-sho Tanaka’s complements.” They young man bows deeply. “The tech will help you get setup sir.”






“Sir we are in the Nejiro system.”
“Good get on the comms and make sure the others are in good shape then get the commander of the Winds of Heaven on the line let them know who we are. After that get the local control on line so we can get these Marines on world.”
“Yes sir.”


“Thank you control the slow burn in will make the medical staff happy.”
“All part of the service TF-3068.3. Have the DS commanders inform us when they are a day out so we can make sure to have the LZ clear and medical transport standing by.”
“Roger that control.”
“One last thing, when you are ground side the Sho-sho will want to see the CO ASAP.”
“Understood, I am sure he will say the same about seeing the Sho-sho.”





Sir this just came in with the new group. We have new orders.” Tai-i Roberts hands over the data pad.
“So what did it say?”
“I do not know sir it needs your scan.”
“That is not good.” Westfield has it scan his eye and then reads the new orders.

“Well looks like I get to pull double duty and you will be getting some extra duty as well Sho-sa.” Westfield smiles at his XO.
“What? Me? How?”
“Simple you have been working very hard from day one. I put you in for it and the Sho-Sho added her name in on the last report.”
“I don’t know what to say.”
‘Thank You is a good start. But don’t get too happy, we are now going to be in command of both this station and The Winds of Heaven for some time. Command does not have anyone to fill the top two slots at this time. We will also be pulling people from the other ships to fill in all the open slots we have. Some of them will be go to the officers we have now and some will come from the other crews. We will also move some of the enlisted up as well.”
“Glad I have all the files then.”
“Well then ….. let’s get to work Sho-sa!”
“Yes Sir Tai-sa!”





“We then you will be doing the same thing we are doing. Move up the younger officers and some of your best enlisted. The DCA will be sending us some replacements but they will all be enlisted.”
“My ship does not have the crew size to be giving up people like this.”
“We are all doing what is needed for the good of the Dragon. I should not be going from ground to ship like I am but I do what is needed. We all do what is needed. You will get replacement crewmembers. I am sure that you have people on board that should have been given better slots before this. Well now they get that chance to show just what they can do. I will not be pulling all of the people we need at one shot. Each ship needs to have the best people they have doing what they do, some will rotate and some will be moved. When the replacements arrive then the assignments will happen. I will also see to it that the new people do get any and all training they need. After all that is what this post is all about.”
“Hai Sha-sa. We all will do what the Dragon requires of us.”





“We are looking into what we can do sir.”
“I want something that will show them I will not be pushed around but not so much that the she witch will be sending her GSF units to help them.”
“We will need to take care that we do not hit the wrong target. A small strike is what I have in mind.”
“I have a recon team checking to see who ordered that strike. Very true it we hit the wrong one it will be bad.”
“Just make sure that we hit the correct target. If we make a mistake she will have her people all over us.”
“Do not be so sure of that. We have setup a very robust defense. If they try anything it will cost them dear.”
“Yes it would, but if we force a response from her it will be much more then we want.”
“She may get help from others as well. If we strike too large or hit the wrong target others will work with her and that will not be good at all.”
“My people will take care and make sure we strike the ones that deserve it and with just the correct force.”






“I have word that the GSF units are now at the other duty stations.”
“Good with these units away they cannot strike with ease.”
“If the others find out what we have done.”
“They will not as long as we do our job correct. They will run around like the fools they are.”
“They do have good people as well.”
“Yes but not on the true path. They look for glory.”





At the far end of the space port the DropShips will be unloading the Marines into the medical transports. “Tai-i the Sho-sho is waiting over this way.”
The very haggard looking Tai-i follows a look of surprise and recognition shows on his face. “Sho-sho it has been sometime.”
“Yes it has. I see that you made battalion commander. Congratulations. The last time I saw you …. you were a very green Chu-i. Please sit and tell me what happened.”
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 14 January 2022, 23:24:53
Tomori Koichizoku {friends until forgotten by death, memory until death}   


colors: saffron, woad, olive   
kamon: athene noctua owl   
Delm: Toyozo Tomori   
Matrona: Hideki Tomori   
Founders MP: Kaouru Tomori
Spokesperson: Lark ibnChausen
Militia: Tomori Chuton-chi {garrison}   
Militia Commander: Yoshi Washizu Tomori         


Associate Member Families: Silla, Washizu, Tanaka, Miura, Rokkaku, Bahur, Bekhit, Palias, Tsakanos, Drakos, Gataki, Bianchi, Leos, Pagoni   


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Fishing   

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Yokoito to Yokoito {weft and warp} - manufactures textile machinery

Second Measure - using geospatial data sourcing, image processing, machine learning, large databases, and statistical analytics to perform big data analytics and forecast results

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Cloud Bees - secure cloud services and data protection

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Ergane {industrious} - high school day school for vocational education and training for artisans, technicians, and craftspeople with campuses on the landhold and Quezon   

Mathletes - coder and hacker collective think tank

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Plume - secure wifi delivery platform   

Signifyd - fraud protection services for business and personal clients 

Arachne's Web - makers of fine stringed musical instruments (electric and acoustic)   

Wing - on demand drone delivery service with partnerships with several restaurants, and also digital, and brick and mortar stores in the region, drones may carry up to fourteen kilograms and travel at speeds up to one hundred thirteen kilometers per hour, and have a range of twelve hundred kilometers

Sumi Inks {already, india inks} - crafts and manufactures printing, calligraphy, art, and tattoo inks 

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Parthenos Strategic - (Pelion Industrial Park) manufactures firearms, ammunition, energy weapons, non-lethal weapons, crossbows, missile systems, detection tests and devices, armor, munitions, explosives, small detection and device manipulation robots, remote operated vehicles, armed and armored drones, defense systems, security systems, has research and development labs

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Glaux {little owl} - cross platform app development, web services, web development, software development studio, video game development studio, publisher, development support, and lifecycle management 

Athena Project - space built stellar satellites for gps location tracking, communication, and monitoring, also manufactures cameras, lenses, and sensors for science, exploration, and stellar communications, also designs and manufactures stellar and ocean navigation systems   

Windriders - crafts and manufactures fishing, cargo, sport, and pleasure type powered sailing vessels, specializing in craft with easy transitions from river to sea 

Zakynthos Consortia - the holding company for several of the island tourist companies including the Tzante Cruise line, Collette world travel and tour company, the Ruby Dawn hotel, the Golden Maple casino, the Zakynthos Marine Park and Reserve (36000 hectares) several tavernas, Oia resort village and port

Mala Sowa (small owl) - 'a universe of extraordinary items' digital marketplace featuring unique, creative, handcrafted, vintage, and custom products

Cloth of Gold - manufactured and custom made richly decorated deluxe and luxury cotton canvas or PVDF yurt, safari, or belle shaped glamping tents from twenty four to ninety square meters, also crafts and manufactures amenities and accessories (solar electric generators, stoves, tubs, furniture, rugs, wall hangings, canopies, wooden platforms and decks, bathrooms, kitchens, hot tubs, saunas, and more), delivery and assembly services available   

Pure Sugar - manufactures themed pens, pencils, brushes, stationery, notebooks, scrapbooks, journals, erasers, glue, washi tape, clips, stickers, arts and crafts supplies, kits and sets, and greeting cards   

Quezon Institute of Science 'QIS' - mission to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education, we investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial,  interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society - there are six academic divisions: Biology and Biological Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Engineering and Applied Science, Geology and Planetary Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics * Astronomy * Physics - first year students are required to board on campus in the House system (of which there are currently ten, designed and built with the assistance of the student body in differing styles as past graduate class projects) on a fifty ha campus on the western border of the city of Quezon near the coastline - extracurriular activities include ROTC, athletics from diving to association football and several other intercollegiate sports and activities with beloved beaver mascot (natures engineer) Kastor {to excel, to shine}, several acapella groups, competitive cheerleading, surfing, sailing, rowing, kendo, orchestra, competive marching bands, performance glee clubs, theater and film arts, and a wide selection of social clubs - not to be missed events include: Ditch Day where the seniors ditch school and leave behind elaborately designed puzzles and traps at their doors then dare the underclassmen to enter (this has evolved to the point where seniors spend months designing mechanical, electrical, and softwear obstacles that are stacked and combined with other seniors projects to confound the underclassmen - some of these projects count towards students grades), Finals Week features Wagner's Ride of the Valkyrie played at top volume across the campus at seven am every morning (some of the social and performance clubs have public 'entertaining reactions'), the long standing rivalry with Nagoya University on the east side of Quezon has resulted in a vicious Prank War - now with an official yearly contest sponsored by the City Council to outdo each other that takes place in and around a few shared facilities in downtown Quezon during Fall Break that includes staged illusions, flash mob performances, candid camera style setups, objects in unusual places, hacked systems for visual and audio 'art' purposes, and of course the march of the robots (sometimes battles or performance pieces), all covered by the local media stations - sights to be seen on campus include the Athenaeum {a building dedicated to Athena goddess of wisdom, where poets, philosophers, scholars, and orators gather to read and discuss their work} a mediterranean revival style building furnished with antiques and embellished with hand painted vaulted ceilings and arches, polished wood paneled walls, hand forged sconces, bronze and crystal chandeliers, rich brocade tapestries, ornate corinthian columns, and lush landscaping housing the QIS Faculty Club and private social club with membership available only to QIS graduate students and individuals who hold teaching, research, or administrative positions at QIS, NASA {Nejiro Air & Space Agency}, NASA Propulsion Labs and other QIS affiliated facilities, the club has private entrances and parking for members and includes a variety of premier restaurants and dining options, a private hotel with several named suites such as The Einstein, The Hypatia, The Kearny-Fuchida, The Zhang, The Dream Pool, The Tapputi, The Da Vinci, The Banzai, and The Archimedes, there are several libraries, lounges, salons, tennis courts, a golf course, an indoor olympic pool, an outdoor waterfall pool complex with fire features and cabanas, social and corporate event venues, ballrooms and reception halls, and a breathtaking and romantic wedding venue - also on campus is The Garden of Teaching Virtues the most beautiful gardens in Quezon which are open for public tours, they consist of the traditional eight landscapes and eight borders and are known for their originality, and the pond in the shape of the character kokoro or shin {heart} 

QIS affiliated programs and facilities:   

Observatory Galilei - NASA stellar telescope system 

National Science Foundation - offers funds and grants for government supported fundamental science, math, and engineering education and research   

Surya {the sun} - NASA solar observatory orbiting Kiiro no Hoshi 5467   

NASA Propulsion Labs

Nejiro Geological Survey 

Founders Library - keeps a print and/or digital copy of every book and media piece created in the Nejiro system, plus as many interstellar works as possible     

Eruburasu Submillimeter Observatory - located on Mt. Eruburasu (the largest peak in the Kiso Mountains, it has a very distinct profile that graces the Flag of Nejiro)   

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory 

Nekokobu Marine Laboratory {cat cove} - a marine reserve (the entire cove plus several kilometers of coastline inland) that includes several labs, and a marine museum and library on the coast north of Quezon, it includes a small fleet of research vessels   

Nanoscience Institute

Institute for Space Studies 

Einstein Papers Project - collects, translates, and publishes the scholarly and academic works of humanities most important scientists digitally and on paper 

Infrared Processing Analysis Center

Cosmic Vision Space Telescope - a multioptic and multisensor telescope system that orbits at the boundary of the stellar system 

Joint Center for Translational Medicine - experimental research into clinical application partnered with the Quezon School of Medicine, Quezon General, Nagoya University, Sakamura Medical School, Sakamura Iryo Senta, Sakamura Laboratories, and Raissonne University Hospital (Hilo)   

QIS Office of Technology - protects and manages the intellectual property developed by faculty, students, and affiliated researchers, it handles the licensing and transfer of technology to the commercial sector, QIS holds 1893 patents   

SURF -  summer undergraduate research fellowships   

Project Vista - a yearly joint project with the Nejiro Defense Troop, the NPO, the DCA and DCMS (when available), and various Ichizoku military forces to improve the relationship between tactical air support, tactical naval support (sea and space), and ground troops     

ArtCenter College of Design - a liberal, visual, and performing arts university with a fifteen ha campus directly south of the QIS campus   



Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 16 January 2022, 00:46:56
68/12
“Militia control this is Heaven trucking convoy 0824, we are in route to Fune from Bridges and are under attack from unknown ‘Mech and vehicle forces. Please send help.”


“Militia Command to GSF we have a convoy under attack by unknown forces. They are between Fune and Bridges. Please send in a rescue force.”
“GSF command to Militia Command roger. Rescue force will be on the way in the hour. What is the channel that the convoy is on?”


“GSF Command to all units we have a civilian convoy under attack by unknown forces between Fune and Bridges. All commands will dispatch units to assist. Standard force deployment.”


“OK all vehicles pedal to the metal. If we can make to that group of hills we can use the caves as cover until help arrives.”
“Roger convoy leader.”
“Security has the rear.”




OK so new mission.
Normal drill pick your units. Keep in mind units that are now at other sites.
you have a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 16 January 2022, 02:16:20
Kapten Bjornsen opens the door. He merely sighs as he sees his aide already has his comm receiver up and ready to make the call his Kapten would need. "Good. Get Nestor, Reina Rolfsdotter, Ismo Tapio,and Julius Malmsten. Have them meet me in the briefing room, now. Tell them wheels up in thirty. Briefing in five."


******Five minutes Later******

Kapten Bjornsen stands in front of a small room, a map on the wall behind him, with two towns circled. "These are the cities of Bridges and Fune. A convoy between the two was just attacked. We have confirmation of Mechs and Vehicles among the attackers. Seeing as this may turn into a running battle, I'm sending some of our more mobile assets... you. I'm going along, but I don't expect to get involved in the shooting unless I have to. Most of you have worked with me before. If you haven't now's your chance. I know we don't have tremendous firepower, but If we can get the attackers off the convoy and onto us, I'll consider that a mission win. I want to see all of your troopers, crewmen and yourselves come back alive. Mech and tanks are replaceable. Lives are not. Dismissed."


*******OOC*******
Sending:
Griffin GRF-3M with Ice Queen.
Kyudo KY2-D-02 with Mine Dancer
Warrior H-7 Twister - Sgt Ismo Tapio
Blizzard "Winter's Wish" with the 11th Combat Engineers and the 151st Heavy SRM Platoon - Kapten Marius Bjornsen(unit C.O.), Lt. Julius Malmsten
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 16 January 2022, 15:35:20
Just after sunrise on the morning of Monday the Eighteenth of November, two of the Governors Palace staff post a large ornate easel in the forecourt with a gold leaf framed photo, (embellished with the kamon of the Saganami Dai Ichizoku), of a newborn swaddled in Saganami midnight blue and dark grey blankets, and with a kanji and calligraphy public announcement in an ornate gold leaf frame embellished with saru {monkeys} that reads....

The Staff of the Governors Palace is pleased and delighted to state that Her Honor the Governor was safely delivered, under the care of Midwife Aimi Vorona, Dr. Hanna Karasu Ob-Gyn, Dr. Kira Musashi (Godmother), witnessed by Jack Nakatomi (father), Alik and Lev Butler (manny/bodyguards) {from Madame Ko's Personal Protection Academy}, of a boy child, Yasha Saganami (3.04 kg, 48.68 cm, amber eyes, black hair) the Saganami heir presumptive, at twenty thirty seven the evening of Friday November Fifteenth   

when the notice of the birth is presented to kiah she is very excited. she has her people compose a congratulations present a handcrafted toy box that looks like a Viking longboat and is filled with hand carved blocks and toys for the baby and for the mother a large basket of artisan breeds, cheeses and dried meat as well as sparkling ciders(non acholic) and one bottle of 100 year old apple mead from her private stock
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Crash99c on 22 January 2022, 18:12:47
Hey gang -

Sooooo...  6 pages since I last logged in?!  Anyone want to give the short version?

As for the birth announcement - the Eagle's Tears will, as a unit, obtain a Red Gold Akita statuette of the traditional size as the gift for the son, the best we can get.  Major Cranson will, in addition, get a set of 3 presentation pistols (each in red cherrywood presentation cases) from the company dawn posted about that did extra special guns (gonna have to look it up, was one of the earliest posts about stuff that could be made if anyone remembers who they were) and have each anodized crimson with the Saganami coat of arms and an akita etched on it in gold as his own personal gift to each parent and the son, along with an ichiman for the son.  He will also put aside the full day to be present at the Omiyamairi 31 days after the birth.  Will also offer to provide any catering necessary for the traditional red bean and rice Oshichiya and for the Omiyamairi at no cost from the best of the staff from the restaurant.

will address other stuff as I get a chance to log back in and wade through things, gotta run now.  and I might ACTUALLY get to get to the next game as well for once... when did hell freeze over?

-C
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 22 January 2022, 21:12:58
Welcome back, Crash!   Please let us know if you'll be there, I'll try to find gifts that by now have been buried....

Hey gang -

Sooooo...  6 pages since I last logged in?!  Anyone want to give the short version?

As for the birth announcement - the Eagle's Tears will, as a unit, obtain a Red Gold Akita statuette of the traditional size as the gift for the son, the best we can get.  Major Cranson will, in addition, get a set of 3 presentation pistols (each in red cherrywood presentation cases) from the company dawn posted about that did extra special guns (gonna have to look it up, was one of the earliest posts about stuff that could be made if anyone remembers who they were) and have each anodized crimson with the Saganami coat of arms and an akita etched on it in gold as his own personal gift to each parent and the son, along with an ichiman for the son.  He will also put aside the full day to be present at the Omiyamairi 31 days after the birth.  Will also offer to provide any catering necessary for the traditional red bean and rice Oshichiya and for the Omiyamairi at no cost from the best of the staff from the restaurant.

will address other stuff as I get a chance to log back in and wade through things, gotta run now.  and I might ACTUALLY get to get to the next game as well for once... when did hell freeze over?

-C
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 23 January 2022, 00:13:02
OOC: Crash, good to se you. Hope all is well.

IC: Upon learning of the birth of the Saganami Heir, Quartermaster Quist will commission, in his commander's name, a set of stuffed animals to be delivered to the Saganami family, along with two bottles of the finest Mead his unit could muster. The stuffed animals will be the size of an adult hand, and they will include a dragon, a crane, a frog, and a cat. The mead will be addressed to the Parents, and the stuffies will be addressed to the baby. They will each be presented in boxes. The boxes for the Governor and her spouse will be made of Old Japanese Cedar polished and stained a deep red color, with gold embossment of the coat of arms of the Saganami household. The Box for the child's toys will be made of Japanese Elm wood stained a deep red, with the same gold embossment of the other boxes. The three boxes will have silken linings holding the shapes of the gifts within.

Underneath the silken linings will be a single rune engraved in each box. The box for the child will have the rune Uruz. This represents strength, untamed potential, and courage. The rune for the father's box will be Sowilo which represents Wholeness, health, cleansing and honor. The one for the Governor will have the rune Othala, which represents Heritage, Ancestry and Experience.


Along with the gifts, there will be a handmade scroll using Japanese calligraphy to wish the newborn a happy and healthy life with many blessings. This will be signed by Kapten Bjornsen. Once these gifts are commissioned, Quist will turn his attention to the tasks of running the unit's day to day operations, since the C.O. and X.O. are off on missions.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 23 January 2022, 08:50:46
I hope to see you Sunday, Crash. :thumbsup:

Captain Bonanno will head into town and enlist a gift specialist service, who will use their expertise to determine the appropriate gift for the governor.

My units for the next mission: Griffin, Piranha, Maxim A, and Warrior vtol.

I may be a few minutes late to the game.  Gencon's ticket badge sales go online around the time I normally leave for the game.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 23 January 2022, 09:54:12
Just after sunrise on the morning of Monday the Eighteenth of November, two of the Governors Palace staff post a large ornate easel in the forecourt with a gold leaf framed photo, (embellished with the kamon of the Saganami Dai Ichizoku), of a newborn swaddled in Saganami midnight blue and dark grey blankets, and with a kanji and calligraphy public announcement in an ornate gold leaf frame embellished with saru {monkeys} that reads....

The Staff of the Governors Palace is pleased and delighted to state that Her Honor the Governor was safely delivered, under the care of Midwife Aimi Vorona, Dr. Hanna Karasu Ob-Gyn, Dr. Kira Musashi (Godmother), witnessed by Jack Nakatomi (father), Alik and Lev Butler (manny/bodyguards) {from Madame Ko's Personal Protection Academy}, of a boy child, Yasha Saganami (3.04 kg, 48.68 cm, amber eyes, black hair) the Saganami heir presumptive, at twenty thirty seven the evening of Friday November Fifteenth   

On first glance a plain ordinary silver box will be delivered as a gift for the newborn. Upon close inspection said box is actually origami folded battlemech armor finely embossed with the family mon and the child's name. Contained within the box is a handmade stuffed "teddy" bear wearing a silk kimono in the family colors and the family mon  embroidered in myomer over the left breast. at the very bottom of the box is a scroll with a Haiku declaring children as the best thing in the universe, 2nd only to grandchildren.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 23 January 2022, 13:10:22
Was the date ever announced?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 23 January 2022, 13:26:13
Was the date ever announced?

if we are talking birth of the child

Just after sunrise on the morning of Monday the Eighteenth of November, two of the Governors Palace staff post a large ornate easel in the forecourt with a gold leaf framed photo, (embellished with the kamon of the Saganami Dai Ichizoku), of a newborn swaddled in Saganami midnight blue and dark grey blankets, and with a kanji and calligraphy public announcement in an ornate gold leaf frame embellished with saru {monkeys} that reads....

The Staff of the Governors Palace is pleased and delighted to state that Her Honor the Governor was safely delivered, under the care of Midwife Aimi Vorona, Dr. Hanna Karasu Ob-Gyn, Dr. Kira Musashi (Godmother), witnessed by Jack Nakatomi (father), Alik and Lev Butler (manny/bodyguards) {from Madame Ko's Personal Protection Academy}, of a boy child, Yasha Saganami (3.04 kg, 48.68 cm, amber eyes, black hair) the Saganami heir presumptive, at twenty thirty seven the evening of Friday November Fifteenth   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 23 January 2022, 13:32:09
Nope. Talking game date.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 23 January 2022, 13:56:57
Game date is Sunday the 30th.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 23 January 2022, 14:46:07
Maria felt the rhythmic crunch of the Phoenix Hawk's footfalls through her neurohelmet like the feel of an old friend returning after many years apart.  To have lived in the saddle of a 'Mech for so long, then to have it all taken away from her years ago, now to have it returned was euphoric, almost transcendent.  It felt good to be truly alive again.

"How does she feel, Mari?"  Came Julia's voice over the radio.

"Like the day I lost my virginity all over again, Jules."  She replied. "Feels like I'm 18 years old and horny as hell."

"Umm, too much information there, cousin." Said Julia.

"Sorry."  Maria replied.  "It just feels so good to have my second skin back and fully operational."

"It's not quite fully operational."  Julia countered.  "I still have some armor to patch up on her and then she'll be ready for you.  By the way, have you thought of a name for her yet?"

"I have a few ideas."  Maria answered.  "Once you've gotten her pristine again, I'll let you know.  I also have a paint scheme picked out that I figure little Euron won't like, since it's not his usual, black, silver and gold.  I'll tell you about it later.  Right now, I just wanna go shoot something."

"How about me?"  Came a new voice as a familiar Anubis strode into view.  "That is if you can keep up with me, old woman."

"Old woman, huh?"  Maria answered Meifeng's challenge.  "I'll try not to embarrass you too much.  Loser pays for lunch."

"Agreed."

**********


Isolde hopped off the VTOL in front of the base camp of Kiah's Hammers, transfer papers in hand.  The gates were tall and intimidating.  There was a lot of activity. Probably getting ready for the big Viking wedding for the boss lady, she thought as she approached.  She was met at the gate by a hulking Elemental.  A massive specimen, well over seven feet tall, his muscles straining against his uniform.  He made the purple-haired 19 year old feel very, very small.

"Can I help you?"  The Elemental asked.

Shaking her head and clearing her throat, Isolde held out her papers.  "Per the orders of Colonel Greyjoy of the Ironborn, I am to be transferred here for the next 4 months to train with the Hammers.  My name is Isolde Botley."  She was thankful she remembered not to use contractions around the Clanners.  They hated that.

The Elemental looked over her papers, then nodded.  "Your transfer statement appears to be in order, Isolde."  He said, pointedly omitting her last name.  "My name is Archamus.  I will bring you to my Khan.  Follow me."

Picking up her bags, Isolde followed Archamus, hoping that she wasn't going to hate this assignment.

**********

Aeron Greyjoy looked out over the sea cliffs and nodded.  The Chaplain of the Ironborn and Euron's elder brother had asked to see the place his niece, Asha and Tristifer Botley were to be wed.  Fuka had agreed to accompany him to the spot and now marveled at the view from the cliffs that overlooked the ocean.  She hadn't seen this particular vista, but now she considered it for where she'd like to have her own wedding, when she found the right person.  She knew Isolde had designs on that, but that wasn't what she wanted.  She liked Isolde, but the difference in their ages (her being 27 to Isolde's 19) as well as the friendship she had with both Maria-sama and her nee-san, Julia, made the idea feel somewhat...incestuous.  She had tried a few times to let Isolde down, but that only seemed to make the younger woman more emboldened.

"Something wrong, Miss Hiyami?"  Aeron called out.

"Huh?" Fuka snapped back to reality.  "Oh, nothing, Greyjoy-sama.  I was just impressed with the view."

Aeron nodded.  "It is tradition that those of the Ironborn, particularly the Greyjoy family to be married close the sea.  Our ancestors were sailors, some even pirates.  They all knew the importance of the sea.  By the way, we should sample the waters here."

"Why?"  Fuka inquired.  "Is there some significance?"

"When the bride and groom are married, they are anointed with salt and iron."  Aeron explained.  "Usually that means pouring sea water on them and having them kiss an iron dagger.  I need to sample the sea water here to use in the ceremony.  Come, Suzaku."

They went down to the shore line.  Fuka seemed perplexed as to why the old man had to wade out into the sea, but he'd seemed adamant that she follow him.  Once they'd gone a few meters out, Aeron faced her.  "Now then,"  He said, it's time I told you the other reason we're out here."

Fuka quirked an eyebrow.  "Oh?  What do you mean, Greyjoy-sama?"

Aeron sighed.  "Forgive me, child."  He then grabbed her and pushed her beneath the water. 

Fuka was shocked as she flailed under the waves.  Why was he doing this?  Had she angered the Colonel somehow?  Had she done something wrong?  As her breath was forced from her lungs, she grabbed at the hands that were holding her under.  Aeron was saying something to her, but she couldn't make it out, something about...baptizing?  She didn't have long to contemplate it, as she felt herself slipping away.  As she drowned, she thought of her parents, of nee-san, of the Colonel and why he'd let this happen to her.

Fuka awoke, coughing up water.  Aeron was compressing her chest, forcing the foul-tasting water out of her lungs.

"Welcome back, Miss Hiyami."  Aeron spoke only to be punched in the face by an angry Fuka, who grabbed a rock off the ground to defend yourself.

"Ittai nanda?!"(What the hell)  She screamed in Japanese.  "Naze anata wa watashi wo obore saseyo yo to shi ta no desu ka?!" (Why did you try to drown me)

"I did drown you."  Aeron admitted.  "And I just brought you back, Fuka-san.  If I'd wanted you dead, you would be."

"But why did you do it?!"  Fuka was still adamant for an explanation.

"To initiate you."  Aeron explained.  "Since you have entered battle as a member of the Ironborn, the Colonel believed it was time you were subjected to The Drowning.  It is our final acceptance of an aspirant into the Ironborn.  Congratulations, Miss Hiyami, you are now one of us."

Fuka, still angry, pointed at Aeron.  "You-you could've warned me!"

"That would've defeated the purpose."  Aeron replied.  "I have performed The Drowning many times, with all the surviving members of the Greyjoy family once they came of age.  Even those who have married into our house have been subjected to it.  I have even done the same to members of the other Ironborn families.  None of them ever knew in advance.  Jurgen Blacktyde took three or four of us to force him under.  He broke Victarion's arm that day, and none of us left unscathed."

Fuka was still confused.  "But why do it at all?"

"Do you think our motto is just pretty words."  Aeron frowned.  ""What is dead may never die!"  When we say it, we mean it literally.  All those who undergo The Drowning are killed.  Our dead bodies are baptized by the sea.  Then we are reborn, the experience hardening us, making us stronger.  Others cannot understand this because they have never died before.  But now, you have died, Miss Hiyami, no, Fuka, and have now risen again, harder and stronger."

At that, Fuka understood.  Before this, she'd never actually faced death, never knew what it was like to meet her end.  The fact that all of the Ironborn had known what it was like to die by this ordeal made her feel more a part of them than before.

"Has, has nee-san gone through this?"  She asked.

"She has."  Aeron nodded.  "As have Maria and Tristan.  Isolde has not, though her time is coming."  He walked toward Fuka, who'd dropped the rock and stood up, still breathing heavy, but calm again.

"I baptize you with salt and steel, Fuka Suzaku Hiyami."  He touched her forehead with his still wet fingers, then touched her with the metal crucifix he wore around his neck.  "I welcome you into the ranks of the Ironborn, you who were dead, but have risen again."

Fuka accepted her new name and replied.  "What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger,"  She added one further line, prompting a nod of assent from Aeron.  "...higher and brighter!"

**********

Lorren Botley stood in Euron's office, his list of candidates in hand.  The Colonel was behind his desk, waiting.

"Well, Lance Captain," Euron asked.  "Do you know who's going to fill out your garrison unit?"

"I do, Colonel."  Lorren replied.  "For our armor unit, I want the Striker for the long-range firepower.  For infantry support, I want Avi and Delta Platoon in theirGoblin.  They have the advanced training in base security."

"Done."  Euron nodded.  "And what's your free choice?"

Lorren looked over the list and made his selection.  "Sergeant Major Codd and the AC/10 Po.  I imagine he's sick of being cooped up here with nothing to do."

"You're probably right."  Euron smiled.  "Just remember, now that you've chosen, you're stuck with those particular forces for the next few months until new units can be rotated out to you.  Are you sure these are the guys and gals you want?"

"I'm sure."  Lorren nodded.

"Then good hunting."  Said Euron.  "You ship out tomorrow.  Better say goodbye to Tristifer, since you may not be available for the wedding."

Lorren laughed.  "Just you watch anybody try to stop me from being there."

"Dismissed."  Euron saluted.  Lorren returned the gesture and left the office.

OOG:  Anthony, my forces to defend the planet-side mine are going to be, the Wolverine, "Black Lorren", the Striker, the AC/10-armed Po, and Goblin Delta with Delta Platoon.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 23 January 2022, 17:23:30
Game date is Sunday the 30th.

I'm gonna try to get it off. They scheduled me to work that day til 3, but I may be able to trade shifts.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 23 January 2022, 19:34:58
Kiah looks up over to the door as her OX Benjamin comes in. he stops and smiles as he watches kiah's aunts doing the last fitting of her wedding  outfit.

"Ben what can i do for you?" Kiah asks waving to the bar.

Ben crosses and pours himself a drink of scotch and raising the bottle in question and receiving a nod pours one for Kiah as well "the unit for the mission is on its way, figured i check in with you and let you know"

"good they got off okay?"

"yes. we are getting very good at scrambling" he crosses and hands her the glass then steps back and lifts his glass lightly clinking it to kiah's it a friendly toast. "the wedding particulars are all in place as well, security, crowd control, etc etc. your not doing it by halves that for sure."

"Thank the gods i found the love of my life and will not have to go though this ever again, the stress of planning the wedding event with that amazing wedding planner we hired was just tolerable. Now that all the planning is over i find i am relaxing and enjoying the process much more." Kiah laughs at the look on Ben's face. "just wait when you find the right someone you will understand."

"nope never gonna happen, kids maybe, marriage? cant see that"

"Well your not the first to say the same thing, but if you find the person your heart pulls you toward you will change your mind"

"your not going to be happy till you have all of us married off as well are you?"

"oh i will be more then happy, i am marring the man of my of my dreams after all." Kiah sighed as the heavy wedding outfit was removed with care and she slipped on a thick soft robe. "but i do reserve the right to say i told you so when your time comes." she smiles and holds out her hand for the tablet with the next days roster for her review.

after scrolling though the schedule she signs off on it and hands it back. "give me 5 to get changed then we can go to the great hall and get something to eat."

"roger that'


the hammers will be sending to the mission
tarantula
manteuffel tank,1 squad IS BA
Alpha Karnov, 2 squads IS grey death, 1 suad IS BA
hunchback
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 23 January 2022, 19:50:56
Dear Major,

I and my colleagues have just arrived on Nejiro and we have heard of your upcoming nuptials. As I seem to have been appointed to be the spokesperson for the group, we were wondering if we could obtain you and your fiancée’s permission to attend. As there are about a hundred of us wishing to attend, "crashing" it discreetly would be a real challenge, please laugh this is meant as joke. Most of us are former instructors, students, or administers of a small Lyran technical college. A few individuals in our group are veterans and/or mercenaries awaiting instructions or clearance from the government on formal positions.

Sincerely yours,
Amaterasu Himiko
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 23 January 2022, 20:22:54

Isolde hopped off the VTOL in front of the base camp of Kiah's Hammers, transfer papers in hand.  The gates were tall and intimidating.  There was a lot of activity. Probably getting ready for the big Viking wedding for the boss lady, she thought as she approached.  She was met at the gate by a hulking Elemental.  A massive specimen, well over seven feet tall, his muscles straining against his uniform.  He made the purple-haired 19 year old feel very, very small.

"Can I help you?"  The Elemental asked.

Shaking her head and clearing her throat, Isolde held out her papers.  "Per the orders of Colonel Greyjoy of the Ironborn, I am to be transferred here for the next 4 months to train with the Hammers.  My name is Isolde Botley."  She was thankful she remembered not to use contractions around the Clanners.  They hated that.

The Elemental looked over her papers, then nodded.  "Your transfer statement appears to be in order, Isolde."  He said, pointedly omitting her last name.  "My name is Archamus.  I will bring you to my Khan.  Follow me."

Picking up her bags, Isolde followed Archamus, hoping that she wasn't going to hate this assignment.

The escort brings you to a large rectangular building, you walk though large double doors in the middle of the side wall, there is a large fire pit in front of you and the space is filled with tables and it appears you have arrived in the middle of dinner.  pipes and flutes are being played  somewhere and you feel like you may have stepped back in time.

"leave your bags here" your escort motions to a side table, waits for you to put your things down then leads you up the center isle. you see a one step raised platform where Kiah and her ranking officers are sitting and eating. the room falls silent as Kiah looks up and watches you approach. "stay here." the clansmen says when you are about 5 feet from the high table, he walks forward and gives your personnel package to Kiah.

Kiah puts down the ornate goblet she was drinking from and reviews your papers then hands them to the man sitting next to her and raises to her feet.

"welcome Isolde Botley, i hope that your stay with us will be fruitful for all concerned." Kiah waves her hand to a table to the right just down from the dais. "please sit and join us in this eve meal. we eat communally here but the great hall is always opened so feel free to come here if you need drink or food. After the meal you will be shown to the barracks that will be yours for your time here and will be given your duty roster." Kiah waits until you move to the table she indicated and then she picks up her goblet. "everyone welcome Isolde Botley to our company, while she is here she is one of us, hopefully she will form bonds and friendships that will strengthen all of us and her training here will benefit her growth."

Kiah raises her goblet as all in the hall do so as well and Isolde Botley is thundered out by all and everyone drinks.  your passed dishes of food that smells amazing and your goblet is filled with a rich warm cider. the table you are at is two down from the platform Kiah is on and you realize you are among others of your own age as well as two female clanswomen. when Kiah sits conversation and the meal resume.

the girl next to you, slim with golden curly hair and piercing green eyes hands you a basket of bread

"I'm Ziva, i pilot the hammers Javelin, after dinner ill show you to your bunk, your in the same barracks as i am. it is set up with a common area and small galley kitchen for general use and your bunk is across form mine. the rule is if you don't want to be disturbed you close your curtains. you will have a space that is about 4 by 6 , storage is under and above your bunk." Ziva nods toward your plate. "eat up your going to want to get settled and rest since we have to be up at 5 for pt."
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Devondra on 23 January 2022, 20:52:38
Dear Major,

I and my colleagues have just arrived on Nejiro and we have heard of your upcoming nuptials. As I seem to have been appointed to be the spokesperson for the group, we were wondering if we could obtain you and your fiancée’s permission to attend. As there are about a hundred of us wishing to attend, "crashing" it discreetly would be a real challenge, please laugh this is meant as joke. Most of us are former instructors, students, or administers of a small Lyran technical college. A few individuals in our group are veterans and/or mercenaries awaiting instructions or clearance from the government on formal positions.

Sincerely yours,
Amaterasu Himiko

Kiah's security will confirm these individuals are who they say they are with the governors offices and obtains a list of the names of the "about a hundred of us" mentioned

as long as none are a security risk security will recommend that they be allowed to attend as they are from  Lyran.

revised invitations will be sent for them (they will be for the person only plus one) along with a note from Kiah.

Dear Amaterasu Himiko,

    May i extend a welcome to Nejiro to yourself and your party.
    it will be a pleasure to have your group attend. I will look forward to speaking with you and the members of your party, fellow Lyrans are always welcome. I hope that we might be able to set up an actual meeting in the near future to partake in food and conversation. i have enclosed the contact information for my personnel secretary to set up such a meeting. i am very interested in finding out what your plans are and if i may be of assistance, and i would be most interested in if your wish to start up a  technical education establishment here on Nejiro.  we look forward to meeting you and the members of your group.

Major Kiah Franks
Kiah's hammers
commander GSF

 

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: IronbornGreyjoy on 24 January 2022, 20:48:31
Euron assigns his forces to save the convoy.  This time, it won't matter how much of a head-start the bad guys have.  He's sending the fastest he's got.

OOG: My forces for this Sunday will be:  the Anubis, Regulators Alpha and Bravo, and the Blizzard with Alpha Platoon.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 24 January 2022, 22:00:29
I will be there. Trade accepted. :D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 25 January 2022, 13:07:42
26 November 3068
Hilo, Nejiro

Yasha Saganami Civics Scholarship
 For Immediate Release

Endowment of new Civics Scholarship announced

Dr. Kira Musashi, Kiah Rosen Franks, and Neville Rhodes today announced the endowment of a new scholarship for Nejiro students.

Created in honor of Yasha Saganami, first born child and heir to Governor Meiyo Saganami of Nejiro, the Yasha Saganami Civics Scholarship supports enrollment in a collegiate-level program on Nejiro at an approved university or similar vocational institution. The scholarship covers tuition, instructional material, housing and medical care in addition to a monthly stipend for living expenses for up to an 8-year period, based on satisfactory academic achievement.  Applicants must be Nejiro nationals under the age of 30.

Applications will be accepted from February 1st through April 30th, 3069 to choose the first recipient of this Scholarship for the commencement of study in September 3069.  The initial three recipients will not be restricted to those entering collegiate education, but may be granted to those already enrolled in a course of study provided other requirements are met. 

This fellowship will be administered by Miyazawa, Vasquez, & Saganami of Hilo, Attorneys at Law.

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

Bully spits up his coffee....
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 25 January 2022, 16:13:49
Civics?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 25 January 2022, 16:31:08
Yup, public service, though they can be studying anything
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 25 January 2022, 20:37:01
I’d have given a scholarship for something higher tech, but it’s not my money.

In real-life news, the Weather Channel is throwing around the term Nor’easter for this weekend.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 25 January 2022, 20:49:23
The scholarship is only money, the students if they can get accepted can use it anywhere.  Grandmother do like her politics...
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 25 January 2022, 23:12:25
I’d have given a scholarship for something higher tech, but it’s not my money.

In real-life news, thr Weather Channel is throwing around the term Nor’easter for this weekend.

Well if the weather forecast turns out to be correct then we will/can not play and I will set a new date  :'(. If they are wrong then it's game on  >:D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 28 January 2022, 17:00:03
8-14 inches of snow by me, up to 16 inches in Selden.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 28 January 2022, 17:59:31
Even if it doesn't hit as hard, I won't be able to get out sunday, anyway. We need to find someone to clear out our driveway, and we are one of the last streets plowed by the town. The combo means probably monday or late sunday for ability to leave the house.


 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 29 January 2022, 11:39:50
so with just wht we have so far we are not playing tomorrow. We will let the Boys and girls at DOT do their thing.

when the next try will be I will post after I get to Grimm and find out.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: ObnoxiousTwerp on 29 January 2022, 12:13:32
Ok, thanks!
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 29 January 2022, 13:46:00
I'm disappointed that we can't meet tomorrow, but it was the right call.
Please don't pick Feb 13 for the next game.  That's the Gencon housing sign up day and timing is crucial.

In other news, my cousin in Tampa says that it's going into the upper 20s tonight. :yikes:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Crash99c on 30 January 2022, 10:12:03
At the spaceport a group of around 250 people are talking with the customs officers.
“We know that you just landed. But we need your travel papers.”
“We look for Crash. Crash help paperwork.”
“I am sorry but you cannot leave this area until we check over your papers. Can you give me some more information on why you are here?”
“We come work for Crash.” Looking to the others and talking with them in a different language.
“OK you are here to work but we still need your papers.” Looking to the other officers and speaking Japanese. “This is not going well at all.” Switching back to English and the person that she has been talking with. “Can you tell me who you are going to be working for?”
“Crash. We work for him.”
“What company does he run or work for?” Looking to the other officers who are typing away on the terminals they are at. All shake their heads no. “If you can give me more information on this person so we can track him down?” She looks at the officers behind the people she is talking with and they give her the sign that they have some heavy cargo. She looks over the data base once more. “We also need to get documents for all of your cargo.” Looking at her co-worker and speaking Japanese. “This is going to be a long day. His English and mine are just not cutting it.”
“Crash …. he one of your commanders. He fix, he all.” He looks at one of his fellows speaking Greek. “My English and hers … Wow.” Looking back at the customs officer. “Cargo, Crash fix too.”

WOOT - new buddies and a resupply! :beer:

Finally getting word of their arrival about 3 days after they show up, Crash drops everything and goes to find out who the large group of unexpected personnel speaking greek the customs agent tells him are saying they need to talk to him.   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 03 February 2022, 16:34:38
Sgt. Raine Ketola is sent to greet the people at the spaceport and get them back to Shinrin with a minimum of fuss. Raine arrives at the spaceport holding facilities with Chief Tech Viir Odden to get any equipment take care of, especially since he was the only one other than Quist who was available from the command staff.

"Chief Odden, thanks for coming along. I have no idea how this is going to go, so be alert." said Raine.

"is that why you had me bring my Night-night gun as well as having one for yourself?" Odden replied.

Sgt. Raine said, "Aren't we supposed to refer to them as Sleepers? I think it sounds better than Night-night Gun, anyway. I hate this trip. It's so LONG..."

Chief Odden nodded and then lay back on the seat he was in as much as he can, but sleep eluded him and Sgt. Ketola.  He was busy wondering what sort of equipment that he was going to need to repair was going to show up.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 05 February 2022, 20:46:51
“Word is coming in from a major fire south-east of Rainbow on Shinrin. Local fire companies are working to contain it.”


“Sir someone tried to enter the security perimeter. They did not get far but the sensors picked up some heavy equipment.”
“Bet it is the brats in white. OK they want to play then let’s play. Have our people work up a little something to show them we can play as well.”



“So a fire is what you think is proper for what the pulled?”
“No that was just so see how they would respond. We did probe around to see just how good the security they have is.”
“And what did you find out?”
“They have a good mix and my people are working on ways to get around it. Then we will hit them harder.”


“It looks as if your plan is working. They others are heating up.”
“Yes and the third part is in play as well. Now we just need to see to it that they keep at it.”
“What about the larger problem?”
“That I am working on. That one needs a different touch.”
“Who so?”
“If we act too much they will bring in a larger force and that will not work for us. If they bring in more forces we will not have a chance also that will bring much unwanted attention here.”
“I did not think of that, so what is our next move?”
“We watch how our three parts play out, than we will do what is needed to keep things moving to our advantage.”
“As you say.”

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 06 February 2022, 20:05:10
OK so we will try for 2/27 and 3/27.

So get ready.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 07 February 2022, 16:35:21
Near the end of December all of the people who offered gifts to the new baby will receive handwritten notes from Meiyo and Jack expressing their appreciation for your thoughtfulness and creativity on cards with a picture of Yasha in his Omiyamairi {first shrine visit} outfit lying at the feet of a statue with a Hou-ou {phoenix}, a multi tailed Kitsune {fox}, and a Komainu {lion-dog guardian beast} shaded by a paulownia tree on the front with a belled Onamori {lucky shrine charm} attached from the Saganami Shinmei Inari Taisha {grand shrine - to their ancestors, family totem {phoenix}, Inari Okami (fox god of bountiful harvest and business prosperity), and Amaterasu Omikami (sun goddess)} family shrine 


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 07 February 2022, 17:01:36
Near the end of December Dr. Kira Musashi (and entourage), Sho-sa Kono Kalakaua (and entourage), Mr. Tristan Botley (and guests), Mr. Nicolas Corado (and escort), and all of the GSF Commanders and their Senior Officers and Senior Technicians will receive elegant invitations (that include a plus one) to the formal Presentation Banquet of Yasha Saganami the evening of Sunday May 20 3069 at the Governors Palace Receiving Hall, Yousai. Please RSVP by February 31 3069.     



Also receiving invitations are Precentor Ian Wilkes (and escort), Ministers, MPs, senior Civil Service Members, the Enclave Trade Council Chief Naji Rahman (and escort), senior Court Judges, the Ichizoku Hierarchy {with some exceptions}, Diplomats, Scholars, Traders, senior Officers and Technicians of the Nejiro Defense Troop, senior NPO officials and Officers, senior officials and Officers of the Nejiro Fire Brigade, senior corporate executives and board members of Phoenix Industries and their partners and subsidiaries, locally assigned (and select retired personnel) senior Officers of the DCA and the DCMS {in good standing}, senior Officers and Technicians of the Devil Dogs and the Suzaku Guard, senior Captains of Phoenix Mercantile, senior Captains of Neptune Orient Lines, senior Captains of Horizon Line Tradeships, senior Guild Masters, prominent Mayors and Council Members, prominent social, cultural, and corporate people from Pluoton and the stellar system, Crown Corporation senior executives and board members, prominent social, cultural, and corporate people of Nejiro, Meiyo's extended family, Meiyo's Staff, Jack's Team, Buki Industries CEO-Nejiro Arkady Borsakov (and escort) and other prominent foreign investors, and a carefully vetted list of prominent Nejiroan journalists     


[entourage up to twenty five, escort up to fifteen, guests up to five]


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 07 February 2022, 20:36:15
Vasilievna Koichizoku {royal lineage}   


colors: honey yellow, henna brown
kamon: tribal style bear on all fours with a roar
Delm: Timofey Zhenka Vasilievna
Matrona: Siyonko Nyusha Chayka Vasilievna
Founders MP: Yabloneva Yulinka Filippovna
Spokesperson: Kuristyn Ivan 'Vanya' Alesnarovich
Militia: Medved Okhrannik {bear guard}   
Militia Commander: Zeferino Irisarri


Associate Family Members: Isaev, Shvets, Oikonomou, Karusme, Sakti, Turkarwa, Pappas, Chayka, Gruene, Zima, Soboli, Ayren, Yuksa   


Territory: [map 23] (650 sq km) landhold southeast of Kamloops, plus (3000 sq km) property surrounding the landhold (300 sq km of which is the Spirit Bear Wildlife Park and Nature Reserve), Boyepripasy {ammunition} (300 sq km) an island in the Gunju-hin {munitions} archipelago - the Armour Industrial Park is there and hosts Black Spear, Zastava, and Spectacle Pyrotechny, plus the Highland Valley (300 sq km) property in the Boreal Forests of the Kiso Mountains {backbone} near the Tone-gawa {root river}   


Agriculture
Monte Creek Ranch - grass fed organic cattle ranch, running up to ten thousand head of several different breeds and types of beef cattle, and several hundred head of Quarter Horses raised and trained for ranch, rodeo, equestrian sports, and pleasure riding   

Spirit Bear Wildlife Park - the ten thousand ha park has both grassland hills, and forest environments around the Gash River, it has a children's zoo and education center, runs small photo safaris, has limited big game hunting seasons (participants must be licensed and accompanied by a Guild approved professional guide or Wylde Ranger), campgrounds, hiking trails, gold panning excursions, rock hunting, fossil hunting, the Huntian Lodge {to chase game} a safari style accommodation elevated on stilts, so migration is not disturbed, and built across two levels overlooking a busy Gash River watering hole   

Prairie Farms - co-op grows organic spring and winter wheat, barley, onions, garden vegetables, yaks, water buffalo, and dairy cows from over ninety producers sells wholesale and operates farmstands   

Golden Fleece - raises rabbits for fur and meat from a native lagomorph (kinnoyomo) similar to angora but larger and with fur in shades of yellow and brown that is shades of white and grey in winter 

Oruza {rice} - grows many organic varieties of rice and seaweed for wholesale with hydroponics and aquaponics that also raises for wholesale salmon, carp, eels, sturgeon, paddlefish, loach, bass, silversides, lizardfish, herring, bone-bellies, milkfish, pike, smelt, mullets, perch, flounder, scorpionfish, cod, and catfish   

Archaia Klironomia {ancient heritage} - a farming cooperative that grows a wide variety of organic ancient and heritage grains (wheat, barley, rye, wild rice, amaranth, millet, khoran, sorghum, teff, freekeh, farro, quinoa, bulgar) on both open acreage and vertical farms and sells wholesale, through their brand at several digital stores, and Prairie Farms farmstands   

Sosen no Tane {heirloom seed} - seed and seedling producer of a wide variety of flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts in our fields, greenhouses, urban rooftop, vertical farms, and 'ponic facilities - wholesale and retail sales through our mail order and digital semiannual catalog     



Corporate 
Coolhaus - super premium ice cream brand with dozens of flavors 

Meadow Gold - complete dairy line brand including refrigerated, frozen, shelf stable, dehydrated, and canned products

Sweet Grass - produces old world style handcrafted and artisanal cheeses 

Big Toy Playground - the ultimate playground for teens and grown ups, we provide you with an extremely heavy equipment adventure where you get to drive a Backhoe, Skid Steer, or AgroMech and instructors provide personalized guidance the whole time, a typical session lasts ninety minutes with you at the controls, we encourage you to play in the dirt with our big toys - drive, dig, scoop, dump, or play some of our games like backhoe basketball, feel the power of controlling eighteen thousand kilograms of steel, available to ages fourteen and up, and open seasonally from April to October in Kamloops   

Dreamscape Guest Ranch

Sun Peaks - ski and snowboard spa resort hotels, located worldwide

Highland Valley - mines salt, copper, gold (37.8 tonnes annual production currently valued at 639 Ryu per ounce), molybdenum, and pyrotechnic elements

Sagewood Winery

Rasskaz {story} - publisher of light novels, manga periodicals and books, and table talk role playing games - most notably Kenseki {sword world} a fantasy class/skill 2d6 role playing table talk game, also holds the license to publish the Call of Cthulhu table talk role playing system 

Heritage Railway - designs, constructs, maintains, and manages regional and continental passenger and freight railways, monorails, subways, and tram services throughout the continent of Tairiku   

Talking Rock Golf Club - has both public and private heathland and championship courses, hosts the PGA World Tour Open annually in June, it also hosts part of the Rolex Series golf tournament

Heritage Cartage - moving company, logistics company, warehousing and container shipping company via ground, river, sea, air, and space with stellar and limited interstellar services 

Iron Road Brewery

Dartz Motorz - designs, engineers, and manufactures combat vehicles (specializing in hover), military support vehicles, heavy equipment, pursuit vehicles, strategic response vehicles and equipment, emergency response and management vehicles and equipment   

Black Spear - crafts and manufactures staffs, spears, knives, swords, rifles, apc's, operates pmc strategic response units, special operation units, and emergency task force units, also designs, manufactures, installs, and maintains security systems, investigation and surveillance gear, testing and diagnostic equipment 

Game Crafters - web design studio crafted games by designers, coders, and website users are then on demand printed as board games, customized playing cards, or collectible card games

Spark - social media platform 

Ironclad - designs, engineers, and manufactures athletic pads and protective gear, personal and executive armor, first responder armor, military personnel armor, vehicle and small craft armor

Gruene Hall - dance hall with bar and live swing, rockabilly, bluegrass, and country music with locations across the Southern Steppe     

Zastava {outpost} - manufactures firearms, tasers, tranq weapons, field guns, infantry weapons, anti aircraft weapons, missiles, uav drones(recon and survey), rockets, grenades, launchers, autocannons, explosives, detonators, munitions, tactical gear and accessories   

Cheez Grillerz - worldwide chain of casual dining establishments that feature grilled cheese sandwiches in a host of choices accompanied by freshly made soups, salads, pickles, dipping sauces, and sweet or classic potato fries   

Spectacle Pyrotechny - manufactures professional grade fireworks for spectacle and shows, and commercial grade fireworks for wholesale and retail [anyone over fourteen may buy and use handheld fireworks, anything bigger, such as rockets, needs operator certificates or pyrotechnician licenses for each grade], designs and operates displays for stage and film, public displays, shows, festivals, competitions, and celebrations across the world   

Meka Mekanika - designs, engineers, constructs, and manufactures industrial mechs, mining mechs (stellar and planetary), agricultural mechs, exosuits, exoskeletons, security mechs, salvage and rescue mechs, maintenance kits, parts, tools   

Horologium {instrument for telling the hour} - crafts watches, wall clocks, and standing clocks that are mechanical works of art, they combine precision micromechanics with aesthetically pleasing high-jewelry masterworks which are embellished with artistic enamel artwork and micro automata on the dials, this luxury watch brand is known for producing elegantly designed complexly engineered masterpieces   

Mercury Express Transport Ltd. - planetary and stellar personal secure and discreet courier services   

Nalada {mood} - synthetic modacyrylic manufacturer of low density flameproof noncombustible fibers and textiles it manufactures yarn, felt, and nonwoven fabrics, fleece fabrics, faux fur fabrics, wigs, stuffed toys, paint roller covers, industrial fabrics, filters, personal protective equipment, draperies, outdoor fabrics and textiles   

Green Box - a commercial compostable waste collection and processing service from residential and commercial customers in the region, the high grade compost is then sold 

Saskatoon Hotel - escape the ordinary with a glimpse back in time in our historic, castle-like spectacle that reigns high on the bluffs above the Aloutte Fleuve, with five acres of lush gardens along the waterfront in downtown Kamloops, enjoy our legendary hospitality and service recognized worldwide for its excellence in cozy rooms tucked away in quiet corners or spacious contemporary suites with sweeping views of the waterfront from private balconies

Red River Arena - a fifty thousand seat stadium with retractable roof located just outside Kamloops with its own railroad station, home of the Manitoba Association Football Club 

Wireless Horizons - constructs and maintains cellular towers in the region

Prairie Wolf Solar Power Project - three facilities each provide 200 MW of solar power to the region, as well as two 200 MW facilities on the landhold

Prairie Connection - web publication with true stories of the prairie provided by those who have lived them or that have been passed down as family oral history, the format is lively, educational, and entertaining. the history, myths, social commentary, and human interest articles are interspersed with heartfelt country poetry, recipes,, birding, local ecological issues, featured artists, as well as aviation and railroad news and history, the Day Trip guide is useful for visitors who explore the region

Scientific Observer - publishes the very best in peer reviewed research across the sciences with articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world, along with several outside partners sponsors a number of awards spotlighting new research contributions, outstanding papers and more


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 08 February 2022, 21:09:27
The Nejiroan Civil Service Exams have their roots in the keju system first developed by Confucius, but have been adapted for the needs of Nejiro since being written into the Founders Agreement, and consequently over time developed into the backbone of Nejiro's civic and corporate culture. The Exams are designed so that participants may demonstrate their knowledge and practical ability in several fields: math and science, civics, calligraphy, leadership, tactics and strategy, physical fitness, ethics, the arts and humanities, critical thinking, diversity of thought, analysis and problem solving, public communication, negotiation and debate, logistics and management of resources. Usually it is given over the course of four days, or 112 consecutive hours (depending on the proctors and level), and always comprises several parts - the physical, the written, the oral, the interview and discussion. All successful participants are then known as Meritous. The entrance exam is offered freely by the Civil Service Ministry every three years in the last week of August to any participant fourteen and older, and study materials are available through every public library. Many schools make The Exams a mandatory part of their educational program. The Exams, in general, are also available for a fee and appointment at every Shimin Shukaisho {citizen civic assembly hall}, Chiku Jimusho {district office}, or Choyakuba {town hall} system-wide. The Exams then have various levels, scales, steps, and grades representing breadth of knowledge and allowable use of authority and discipline. Standings are important as well, better results will garner more and better offers, and sometimes assist in deciding the 'better' candidate for a position between similarly qualified persons. Most non-elected government positions (from librarians to license clerks to mail carriers to sanitation workers to Nejiro Peace Officers and Fire Brigader's to secretaries for Commissioners and Councilors to cafeteria workers to Government Agency administrators, agents, and directors, and others) require that you are Meritous, and promotions depend upon you moving through The Exam levels before being considered. Only the Meritous are considered for appointments to the Ministry and some Parliamentary positions. Higher Courts also require that candidates for Judges are Meritous. Corporations as well as small businesses on Nejiro commonly use a similar system or even the Exams themselves to hire and promote. The Exams are also important to elected officials, though not a requirement, many electoral bodies and citizens on Nejiro will not consider a candidate unless they are Meritous.


The most important and influential political bodies on Nejiro, besides the Crown, the Courts, the Ministry, and Parliament are the Civil Service and the Guilds.   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 09 February 2022, 05:26:35

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Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 09 February 2022, 05:29:30
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Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 10 February 2022, 05:23:12
In early December Dr. Kira Musashi will receive a bouquet of chrysanthemums, carnations, sunflowers, wisteria, and japanese iris in a crystal vase with a midnight blue silk ribbon wrapped around the vase and a notecard with blue chrysanthemums painted on the front attached to the ribbon. There is a handwritten kanji on the notecard stating: 

Dai Bo {godmother} :-) the family will be meeting at Global Express Charters at Yousai Air Station {military air base with a couple of small charter services connected with the Defense Ministry} at eleven am Saturday 20 December 3068, then flying to the Saganami family shrine for Yasha's Omiyamairi {first shrine visit}. After the blessings we have early dinner reservations in a private room at Basilio Inn, Yousai. Yuki, Kisa, and Sora are all looking forward to seeing you and the family. As are Jonah, Damon, Thaniel, and Naya. There will be a professional photographer to commemorate the occaision and our kimono, please bring the whole family. Would you like to come for the weekend? maybe the whole holiday? Yasha needs some time with his Dai Bo. Everyone is welcome! 
Meiyo
Jack



Yuki Saganami - Meiyo's younger brother, a double PhD candidate at Nagoya University (engineering, physics) 
Kisa Sohma - Yuki's fiance, lead singer of the popular rock band Black Tiger
Sora Saganami - Meiyo's younger sister, aerospace and small craft pilot in training at MAWs space facilities
Shujin Jonah Saganami - Meiyo's closest and favorite cousin, Saganami Household Guard, Marine
Damon Saganami - Meiyo's cousin, Jonah's youngest brother, first year student at QIS (Quezon Institute of Science), engineering
Chu-i Inspector Thaniel 'Kori' Sho Karasu - Jonah's lover, Pilot,  NPO SRU Peacekeeper (Nejiro Peace Officer Strategic  Response Unit)
Naya Hunter - Jonah's lover, artist (paints portraits and fantastique landscapes and figures), commercial artist and illustrator with the Cherry Blossom Publishing House 
     


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 10 February 2022, 06:21:22

ComStar AP News Services
               received Nejiro System December 3068 


Reporter: "...And here we have another pair of Shivas, passing over the Eighth Legionnaires' Alpha Infantry Regiment...Second Company, releasing colored smokes, in the colors of the Legionnaires...
The colored smoke seems quite heavy, and rapidly descends on the parade route and into the stands. Some of the infantry and their audience succumb to coughing fits as the purple and green smoke lingers. 
Reporter: "Goodness - [cough] - that was a bit thick, wouldn't you say? Er... some of the soldiers seem to be having trouble. I see a few clutching their throats and - and collapsing...
Many of the parade watchers in the stands and along the sidewalks begin to panic, some rising - and then falling - amid cries, coughing fits and convulsive twitching, still enveloped in the massive clouds of smoke.
Reporter: They're having the same reaction in the stands...This isn't right. Oh my God...It must be some kind of attack. The Scourge? I ca -[cough] - can't believe anyone would stoop to this level of car - Oh, God, are those clouds getting closer?"
Camera pans wildly, showing bodies in the streets, in the stands, and on the sidewalks, many contorted in inhuman poses. A distant BattleMech in Eighth Legionnaires colors stumbles and crashes to the ground amid the panicked, choking masses. Autocannon fire can be heard over the distant roar of engines as the purple-green clouds thicken.
Reporter comes into focus for a moment, eyes wide as his hands come away from his mouth, drenched in blood. He starts to speak, but suddenly stumbles twitching violently.
Camera wavers as the operator starts to turn, then spins wildly and falls.



Live holo-broadcast of the Atrean military parade, 25 October 3068, Atrean Press

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Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 10 February 2022, 10:39:39


ComStar AP News Services
              received Nejiro System December 3068 



Arc Royal [INN] - Last year the Word of Blake unleashed an armada of WarShips on an unsuspecting Inner Sphere. The "Ruins of Gabriel" unquestionably played a role in creating that fleet. Whispers of a Star League cache or depot located in Lyran space circulated for years, but with the discovery of Camelot Command the issue was thought closed. Apparently, however, the Word of Blake discovered another SLDF facility.
Locating the Ruins of Gabriel and cutting the Word of Blake off from its resources is now a matter of highest priority. the Blakists recovered enough resources to kick start the Free Worlds League WarShip program and provide aide to the Capellan Confederation. In addition, the ruins probably contributed to the Blakist efforts to increase their own fleet strength. Some reports estimate no less than fifty capital ships.
Inconsistent sighting reports, weird jump signatures - evidence is growing that the Word of Blake vessels have K-F drives whose performance is hitherto undreamed of. If this is true, then estimates of enemy fleet strength could be grossly exaggerated. But the implications are frightening. The ability to rapidly concentrate forces to achieve local superiority would effectively throw coventional strategic thinking out of the airlock, much as the wide scale deployment of lithium-fusion batteries did during the Reunification War.
What other technological marvels (or nightmares) could emerge from the Ruins? Wild stories of 200-ton BattleMechs or AI combat computers replacing MechWarriors may need to be reevaluated. 


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 10 February 2022, 10:54:18



ComStar AP News  Services
              received Nejiro System December 3068

8 October 3068

Sian [CBS] - Loyal citizens of the Confederation! If you were in a position to witness the horrifying attack on our fair capital on the black date of 7 October 3068, please notify your nearest government official. In order to assist relief efforts, and to ensure that as many of our Capellan brethren as possible survive to avenge this horrible crime against our nation, we require as much information as we can obtain to asses the precise nature of the strike on our seat of government. Any fragment of information may provide insight that will allow us to save more lives! If you have anything to offer, do not delay! Contact your nearest governmental office, Mashkirovka branch, or militia commander at once!   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 11 February 2022, 13:39:12
In late December Dr. Kira Musashi receives a large gift box containing a leather bound photo album, with photos and memorabilia from the day of Yasha's first shrine visit, and an eight by ten sterling silver photo frame with a studio portrait of Yasha in his Omiyamairi kimono. There is also an invitation with an ink painting of a koi nobori {carp wind sock}, inside is an origami pop of a beckoning maneki neko {lucky cat} holding several 'floating' red balloons and confetti on thin wires. The invitation states: Okuizome {first meal ceremony} Medetai {joyous event, cause for celebration} In celebration of Yasha's First Hundred Days and his First Meal you are invited to gather with ichizoku, family, and friends at Saganami Shiro Saturday 18 March 3069. Please bring your family and friends to celebrate wishes for Yasha to grow healthy, happy, strong, and never hungry - with good teeth ;-).

there is an additional handwriten personal note: Please come and stay for the weekend. Jack and Meiyo   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 15 February 2022, 13:21:53
“Chiji / Sho-sho I must inform you that the HPG network is down. I do not know what has happened but it is something affecting the entire network. I am using currier ships to stay in touch with my other units.” Precentor Wilkes informs Meiyo over the vid link. “I have no idea how long this will be going on.”





“We have word from our local station that GSF units responded to a supply convoy that was attacked by bandits on the highway between Fune and Bridges. As they get more information we will pass that to you our viewers.”





At the spaceport Sergeant Ketole and Chief Odden will be greeted by a customs officer and will be asked to turn the weapons they have over to the security officer. They will be given tags so they can retrieve them when they depart. The three will go to the area that people they are to see. The Ketole will recognize some of the group as they are from her old unit. The leader of the group will introduce the others and inform her they are also form the second. They troopers are happy to see her and inform her that things back home are crazy. They will tell her that in some spots in the sphere it is almost open warfare. They will let her and the Chief that they have a lot of heavy equipment. She will look over the list and start to think how all of this equipment back to Shinrin. DropShip transport will be a problem due to cost and how few operate on world.






After working on all the proper forms and getting clearances for the ordnance that his former countrymen have they all will get a special train to bring them to Camp Haru. Some of the stories that they tell of what is happening back in the League are horrible.

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Fyall on 22 February 2022, 11:29:32
Did this thread finally die?
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 22 February 2022, 13:56:00
We're just getting ready for the game this weekend. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 24 February 2022, 14:16:05

ComStar AP News Services
               received Nejiro System December 3068   


The numbers for the fourth fiscal quarter, ending 30 June 3068, exceeded projections by twelve percent. Of the BattleMech producers, Earthwerks-FWL, remains the strongest in terms of profit per man-hour, while Kali-Yama Weapons made the greatest gains in gross income. Irian BattleMechs made more modest gains, their components and upgrade kits carrying them through a slight dip in large Mech production. Only StarCorp fell short of expectation, due primarily to political difficulties softening their Capellan market, but their profits were still up four percent over last year. Corean Enterprises and Free Worlds Defense Industries both provided solid year-end dividends for their stockholders.   
Naval production was less volatile given the long term nature of their production and market. Kallon, Nimakachi, Irian, and Illium Naval all reported very strong years.The possible fall-off from an over-extended national economy did not materialize, as foreign sales more than made up for any hesitancy in local markets. ImStar Aerospace reported its most profitable year in more than a decade, while Free Worlds and Gutierrez Aerospace both reported strong fourth quarter earnings.     
The big winners this past year, however, were the component producers. With the FWL/LA war heating up, as well as conflicts in almost all primary markets, the demand for missiles, weapons systems - both replacements and upgrades - armor and support technology of all sorts has been absolutely phenomenal. Oriente Weapon Works, Garret Satcom and Quickscell all had record years, while Fusigon-Flametech and Imperator Automatic were both in back-order status for the first time since 3065. Small arms and ammo producer Austen-Armstrong describes its profit outlook as "robust," while Gilmour Miltech, specializing in Mech rebuilding and upgrading, has announced plans for major expansion. With the recent opening of its new light Gauss rifle plant on Wallis to support the company's latest revision of the venerable Warhammer BattleMech line, Ronin Incorporated has come into its own as a major component producer, seeing a two percent market share increase last month alone.   
As the various regional conflicts show every sign of continuing, the market outlook is intoxicating. Analysts predict that the 3068-69 fiscal year will be the brightest in recent memory.

From the introduction to Military Engineering Market Report (FWL Edition), dated 2 September 3068   

Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 24 February 2022, 14:54:55



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(16 September 3068)


Regulus [REGULAN REPORTER] - The Word of Blake Militia has trained and served side by side with some of the finest units of the Free Worlds League Military for years. It has always been understood that if the Word ever found themselves in need, we would be there. And if the Free Worlds League ever had need, the Word of Blake would stand by our side.
Half a year has gone by since the Lyran invasion began. the Free Worlds League is at war, and our ally is...missing. Not a single unit of the Word of Blake Militia can be found defending our borders.   
Where is this friend on whom we were led to believe we could count? From elsewhere throughout the Sphere, we hear of war and rumors of war, and all too frequently blame is laid at the feet of the Word of Blake.   
We have been told that much of what we hear from other nations is disinformation; that we should take little of it at face value. But the rumors persist, and as we stand alone to face our enemies, they raise a question we cannot ignore: Have we been had?   
If the Word of Blake is truly our ally, where are they?   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 24 February 2022, 15:16:40
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(5 October 3068)   


Atreus [MARIK COMMONWEALTH TODAY] - In a surprise move earlier this week, Captain-General Thomas Marik recalled the Knights of the Inner Sphere to Atreus, along with a host of other units currently engaged in the fighting along the central League-Alliance front. The move comes just as the counter-offensive led by Tamarind Marshal Jeremy Brett penetrates deep into Lyran space, with some forces a mere jump away from the planet of Skye.   
To recall the Knights after their stunning defeat of Lyran forces on Loric and Ford - and even on Cavanaugh II, where the Second Knights reportedly landed barely more than a week ago - seems counterintuitive. Likewise the alleged speed of the recall, for which a command circuit is reportedly being arranged, at least for the Knights. Should not the most celebrated champions of Free Worlds League ideals be at the forefront of our advance?   
To date, all attempts to reach a diplomatic agreement with the Lyran invaders have failed. It seems painfully evident that the Lyrans neither seek nor desire a peaceful settlement as long as they believe they have a chance to seize more worlds. In light of this, a strong military response, vigorously prosecuted, would appear to be our best course.   
However, the Captain-General has been known to play the long game. What may in the short term seem inexplicable may in the end turn out to have been careful preparation. This sudden recall may be part of a grander scheme.   
Whatever the Captain-General has in mind, we can only wait and see. And hope he does not take too long to make his plans manifest , for the Lyrans will surely take anything short of the business end of a laser as a sign of weakness.   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 24 February 2022, 15:50:13


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"It is said that if we are not careful, history will come full circle and repeat itself. Apparently in the darkest way possible, this has finally happened to the Capellan Confederation.   
"It was one of our darkest moments. In August of 2367, Confederation troops raised from Sarna and St.Ives naval forces, supported by hastily armed merchants, engaged a flotilla of Davion "peacekeepers" above Capella, led by then - Chancellor Franco Liao. Though our troops were outnumbered and outclased, the epic battle shattered three Davion regiments...at the horrific cost of two thousand Capellan civilians and the obliteration of our capital city on Capella.   
"In the aftermath, the Confederation moved its capital permanently to Sian and the black border was added to the official Capellan triangle, to commemorate the valiant sacrifices of those citizens who died to prove the Confederation would never yield to a foreign aggressor. The Davion regiments destroyed on Capella never re-formed, a testimony to Capellan mettle.   
"Flash forward to the present, to a disturbingly familiar scene that echoes in the hearts and minds of a new generation of Confederation citizens. Just over ten days ago, one or more Davion WarShips committed a heinous act of aggression against Sian, destroying the Celestial Palace and most of the capital city. Murdering millions - including our beloved Duchess, Candace Liao, and perhaps even the Celestial Wisdom himself - the brutal attack has left our people reeling with shock, grief, and anger.   
"Though the FedSuns news agencies repeatedly deny their involvement, the fact that Davion troops stand an easy jump away from Sian is not to be overlooked, nor are the centuries of hostility the Davion realm has always directed toward our nation. Theories of alternate attackers abound, accusing everyone from the Free Worlds League to the Word of Blake, and questions swirl in minds across the Confederation as to where our own WarShips were on the fateful day. But none can overpower the obvious, imminent threat of Duke George Hasek's naked aggression. No culprit could be more obvious than the Davion invaders.   
"We do know known for certain the pain, the loss, the horror and - above all else - the determination that followed. just as on the fateful August day seven hundred years ago, the people of the Capellan Confederation everywhere have grown united and resolved. We have stood on the precipice before. Never will we do so again.
"For KDBR, I am Robert Sung-Li. Good night."   

-News 2 Commentary, KDBR News (a CBS affiliate), Denbar, 10 October 3068   


   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 24 February 2022, 17:15:15

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...However, my sources at TMI informed me that out of the sixteen Davion WarShips left from the FedCom Civil War, only five are in deployable condition. Of those five, only one Davion WarShip known to be operational condition is likewise known to be near our borders. It is currently stationed over Tikonov, renewing the Davion blockade of that world. Unless Hasek sent a partially crippled ship (entirely possible, given his recent power craving) to Sian, he has no resources to have carried out the attack.   
But if the Davions are too weak and spread too thin to conduct such an operation, then who did it? Whoever carried it out must have enough covert operations resources to take down Sian's defensive grid, sneak a WarShip into orbit, do the hideous deed and escape.   
Such a group would need a nearby WarShip fleet, as well as access to the Confederation defense grid to shut it down. The attack went off flawlessly, so the perpetrators must be skilled WarShip operators with a competent intelligence agency. The three most likely suspects are House Marik, Word of Blake, or turncoats in Confederation - elements of Free Capella, blindly seeking revenge for their past defeats.   
But the Free Worlds league is not known for committing such heinous acts, and it is unlikely that even Free Capella would fire on the Celestial Palace, especially with St. Ives' Duchess Candace Liao in attendance. That leaves one major suspect beyond the Davions. Could Blake's wrath finally have come to Sian?   

 - excerpt from Truth and Lies, a Confederation-wide syndicated column, 18 October 3068   


   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 24 February 2022, 17:30:46


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"We of the Free Capella Movement hereby deny any involvement in or knowledge of the 'Day of Death' orbital attacks on Sian. We do not condone or promote such terrorist operations and would never consider participating in one. We strive to promote the freedom and safety of Confederation citizens through legitimate means. Though those may include military means at times, never would they include such a reckless attack.   
"Many wish Sun-Tzu Liao dead, even us at times. However, we would never consider the deaths of tens of thousands of others to be acceptable 'collateral damage'. For our onetime benefactors, the Federated Suns, to do so is outrageous and unwarranted.   
"From this day forth,  Free Capella repudiates any affiliation or peaceful relations with the Federated Suns. From this day forth, we will fight side by side with the official government and military of the Capellan Confederation to push back the Federated Suns invasion of Xin Sheng province. We will fight as always to preserve our fellow citizens' freedom and safety, only now against a different foe, House Davion.   
"There is a thin line between acceptable military operations and monstrous acts. George Hasek, you have just crossed that line and will pay dearly for that mistake."   

 - Colonel Warner Doles, CO of the Blackwood Lancers (Free Capella), 12 October 3068   


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 24 February 2022, 17:53:32
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(18 October 3068)   


Joppa [CSN] - Word of Blake officials have confirmed earlier speculation that contact with the HPG on Canopus has been lost. As of October 16th, no messages have been received from Canopus IV, or from any of the worlds within a fifty light year radius of that planet. he affected worlds include: Adherlwin, Borgan's Rift, Farnardir, Gallis, Lockton, Magarez and Royal Foxx in the Magistracy of Canopus, as well as Aspropirgos, Butzfletz, Gourderak, and Umka in the Free Worlds League.   
The Word of Blake has not commented on the likely cause of a HPG shutdown on this scale, which is unprecedented since the Terran Hegemony's collapse after the fall of the first Star League. Blakist representatives likewise did not offer any estimates on when service is likely to resume.   
With the Federated Suns' vicious attack on Sian only two weeks old, one cannot help but draw a parallel. Has the Federated Suns struck at Canopus to isolate one of the Confederation's most powerful allies? If so, what lies in store for Taurus?   
With the communication breakdown, Magestrix Emma Centrella could not be reached for comment. Her daughter and heiress-apparent, Naomi Centrella, remains on tour with the Third Canopian Fusiliers in Capellan space.   


   
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 24 February 2022, 22:01:42


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(29 March 3068)   

Coventry [DBC] - Their playgrounds are safe again, but how long until the children can watch the stars without fear?
Though the valiant Coventry Militia has driven the Word of Blake invaders from our home soil - gloriously shattering their ground forces in the effort - the danger seems far from over. Obviously unwilling to accept defeat, Blakist ships remain in-system, showing no intent to leave and continuing their illegal blockade.
("We offered a path to peace and prosperity to those deserving of it. We offer it again, for that very path to enlightenment can be a rocky one. Decide, or be still forevermore!")   
But even while the local aerospace defense is rallying its assets for a decisive excursion, one question is on everyone's mind: Can it really be that easy?   
Despite all prejudice and appearances, the Word of Blake military command isn't ignorant and is well aware of Coventry's industrial importance. So their empty fleet still loitering around could be a harbinger of things to come.   
("May Blake's wisdom come upon you in a blaze of light, people of Coventry!")   
May the universe have mercy on our souls.   


Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 24 February 2022, 22:21:23



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(5 November 3068)   


Irian [ISAP] - Whoever stops by the stock exchange here on Irian these days gets the chance at a rare view: Where once reigned an air of serene professionalism - seemingly untouched by whatever happens outside - these mighty halls and corridors now brim over with what is best described in a single word chaos.   
The reason: Ten days have passed since the loss of all communication from Atreus, and still nobody knows any details about the cause or how long this blackout will last.   
Judging from past figures, one might think that Irian stock traders would be used to such events. Not in this case, though. For the markets still struggling to cope with the surprising flare-up of hostilities all over the Inner Sphere, losing contact with government and the League's second largest stock exchange proved fatal. Like a flock of head cut roosters, traders and companies all over Irian and adjacent regions literally sped in all directions. Selling and buying seems to be done on sheer impulse, with no recognizable overall trend, turning the quotation-boards into mere jukeboxes. Not even the most daring of consultants try prognosis anymore. Or as Mikhail Favre from Seeholzer & Eagle puts it: "For once all bets really are off. Best buy yourselves a big mattress."   
And the sky's not just going to clear up. IMI reports increasing signal degradation on all incoming HPG transmissions, announcing massive delays on message delivery due to the necessary clean-up process.   


 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 24 February 2022, 22:42:48

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30 October 3068   


Robinson [ROBINSON HERALD] - Can we trust ComStar? The question is less straightforward than it may seem.   
The revelations released last week by the Word of Blake before the whole HPG network became useless provide far too many questions, and far too few answers.   
There are people who believe that the allegations are intended to cause additional distrust against two organizations who oppose the Word: the Free Worlds League and Comstar.  If the network has been shut down by ComStar as a matter of damage control, this may be true. But just as likely, the Word is interrupting transmissions to disrupt efforts against them, and to prevent people from putting a word in edgewise to their point of view.   
Some people forget that the Word used to be ComStar. Some say there's still no difference, that it's all a ruse,an elaborate Operation Scorpion Version Two and that Case White never happened.   
If that is true, then the allegation takes on new meaning for us.   
Certainly having an O5P agent in the First Circuit and then as Primus would explain the favoritism ComStar has shown the Dacs over the years. The Free Rasalhague Republic? The Ghost Regiments? The Explorer Corps? OmniMechs? ComStar as agents of the Dragon.   
But if there is no difference between ComStar and the Word, then revealing Sharilar Mori's "true" identity is intended to focus our attention on the Dracs.   
Certainly we've got plenty of reason to come knocking. Except now we get to add, depending on one's interpretation, that their buddy, ComStar, no longer possesses the means to give them more Ghost Regiments. They're on their own.   
But if ComStar and WoB are one and the same, then the Dracs are the allies of the Word of Blake. If that is so, we had better take that particular ally out of the equation. It's been long overdue!   


circulated via social media   



Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 24 February 2022, 23:08:19

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White-Out 
Somebody creating a lot of noise, just to cover their own messages. It makes sense; the best place to hide a message is in plain sight. But who's behind the white-out? Only one of three groups could be responsible: ComStar, the Word of Blake or the Clans. Knowing the motives of each will help us figure out whodunit.   
The Word of Blake is the most likely group behind it. They've shown no restraint in using unconventional tactics. After all, they decided the best way to get their message across about the Star League was to use a nuke on Tharkad. It's no great stretch of the imagination to see them pulling a stunt like this. But they're not the ones behind things. There's only the one HPG system, so even the Word of Blake is affected by this little mess. They're not the culprits.   
ComStar is number two on the list. Borrowing some land from the Rasalhagians, managing to piss off some of the locals in the process, ComStar and the Com Guards have built their own little empire. This is, of course, a far cry from their last empire. But is it enough for them to bite their noses off to spite their face? I don't think so. After all, ComStar earns its operating capital solely from the trade in HPG messages. At least the Word of Blake was smart enough to diversify their income.   
The Clans are an oft-forgotton group with HPG capabilities. Their WarShips sport the transmitters, which is flat-out terrifying. But that's not the worst of it. Word has it that the Clans still in Clan space are getting very annoyed with their brethren out here. Word also has it they have their own HPG network. What do these two things have in common? Have the Home Clans ironed out their differences, and are they coming back for a second round in the Inner Sphere? And if they are, what side are the local Clans going to fight on?   

 - Renegade Skye InterWeb posting by "Starling", 7 November 3068   

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Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 25 February 2022, 14:42:09
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20 October 3068   


New Syrtis [INN] - The master of the Merchant - class JumpShip Atlantia reports recently sighting the WBS Immortal Spirit in the Hobson system, just one jump from New Syrtis. Unfortunately, analysis of the Atlantia's sensor data was inconclusive.   
The Aegis - class heavy cruiser started life as the THS E. Presley, launching from the Greenrock shipyards over Terra in 2382. Mothballed in 2531, she was reactivated in 2582 and refitted extensively for service in the new Star League Defense Force. The Presley remained in distinguished service with the League for close to two hundred years, until the start of the Amaris Civil War, when she was presumed destroyed over Epsilon Indi along with the rest of Admiral Amanda Braso's 568th Armed Transport Flotilla.   
However, the E. Presley was only disabled, not destroyed, and her lifeless hulk was left adrift in a long elliptical orbit from which the Word of Blake presumably recovered her in 3059. Refitted and re-christened the Immortal Spirit, she was scheduled to launch from the Titan Yards in 3064. However, rumor has it that she may actually have launched some time in 3063. The vessel subsequently vanished, originally thought destroyed by a catastrophic engineering casualty related to her rushed deployment.   
There have since been numerous unconfirmed sightings of the Spirit, ranging from Hazeldean to Memphis. Many expected the elusive Spirit to appear among Blakist naval elements unleashed across the Inner Sphere, but while the fanatics have deployed perhaps a dozen WarShips of all classes beyond Terra, the Immortal Spirit has yet to make an appearance.     

***Transmission Altered***
"The affront of those unbelievers! Their blasphemy called for swift action. In the blessed Blake's very words, 'the spirit of justice is immortal.' Sure and terrible was the justice visited upon those who would misuse the name of the one foretold. Even though it jeopardized everything we had worked for, such a great risk still had to be taken. And it worked! Never before had we gone so far! Where once we had only employed JumpShips, now in a brief moment of glory a WarShip proved the truth of Blake's words! We have unlocked Blake's wisdom! We have been shown the way! Not even the Ruins of Gabriel can compare to the strength Blake's words give us. A great and terrible duty has been laid upon us. We must use our might against the very people it was supposed to serve - and in so doing we shall save them from the darkness. Was this how it was for Kerensky? Choose between fighting to save something from the ruins, or walk away? Would he have stayed to fight had he known what was to come, had he known how the Clans would twist and corrupt everything he believed in? But unlike Kerensky, our path - the path laid before us by blessed Blake - is clear. These so-called Successor Lords had their chance to aid us. They rejected what we ofered and betrayed us all. Now they must pay."     
***Alteration Ended***   




 
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 25 February 2022, 19:19:13
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25 October 3068   


Orestes [INN] - To the mournful wail of pipes, the flag of the Star League and the banner of the Royal Black Watch Regiment were lowered on Orestes for the final time last week. Surrounded by chaos and destruction, the Black Watch remained in the Free Rasalhague Republic at the invitation of Elected Prince Regent Christian Mansdottir. Recently, however, Colonel Neil Campbell announced that he is pulling his troops out of the Republic. Not surprisingly, Black Watch warriors have remained tight-lipped about their intended destination, but speculation on Orestes is that the regiment will try to break through to Northwind or link up with Precentor Martial Davion's forces.   
With the presumed destruction of the First Royal BattleMech, the 21st Striker and the 19th Cavalry regiments on Dieron, and no word from the 71st Light Horse on Huntress, the Black Watch and the 151st Light Horse are the only SLDF troops remaining in the Inner Sphere. Whether they will pledge their loyalty to an Inner Sphere government, become mercenary commands once more or even join the Com Guards remains to be seen.


***Transmission Altered***   
"We can never trust any mercenary who refuses our coin. The Dragoons proved that. From the moment they arrived in the Inner Sphere, they began to obstruct us in executing our duty to carry out Blake's will. Like the pebble that starts an avalanche, they disrupted the delicate balance of power. They treated us with disturbing disdain from the start, an attitude that spread to far too many other mercenaries. We should have moved against them when they announced their Clan origins, rallying the Successor States against the spies in our midst. But all too soon the battle of Tukayyid came upon us, and then Focht and Mori murdered Myndo Waterly. Ah! Primus Waterly, your Operation Scorpion was a stroke of genius! If not for the traitors in our midst, the Inner Sphere would have come under our stewardship. But the time had not yet arrived! As Blake foretold, the Inner Sphere could only enter a new golden era through three transfers of power. It fell to the faithful who recognized the evil of Focht and Mori to reclaim the birthplace of humanity from the heretics. Mori! Your time grows short! And then blessed Terra lay once more in the hands of the true followers of Blake. But always the Dragoons were there! Sitting at Outreach, they were a thorn in our side. Always interfering as we worked to fulfill the blessed Blake's vision for the worlds around Terra. At last we were forced to take steps to put Wolf and his Dragoons in their place. They retaliated, but we thought we were ready for them. Then they attacked Mars! How did they know exactly here to strike? Clearly the Dragoons posed an even greater threat to Blake's vision than we thought. We had no choice but to burn out their den. Their fate awaits all who oppose the will of Blake!"   
***Alteration Ended***   




Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 25 February 2022, 21:08:50
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[Camera fades in on a room decorated in white panels with gray marble trim. In the middle of the room stands a U-shaped table with a black marble top, behind the center sits INN Special Correspondant Michael Bosworth. Four men and one woman occupy other seats at the table, with three to Bosworth's left and two to his right.]   

[Bosworth] "Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I'm Michael Bosworth, and this is a special edition of 'Stellar Pulse Today'. Tonight our topic: Jihad, the Word of Blake's ever widening war on the Inner Sphere. let's meet tonight's panel, joining us in our INN studios here on Orestes...
To my immediate right Mandrinn Kian Lih Sung, special representative for the Capellan Confederation, and aide to the late Chancellor sun-Tzu Liao." 

[Sung - a man of obvious asian ancestry, with dark almond eyes, a well trimmed and slightly drooping moustache (shaved clean under his nose) and dressed in a black Nehru suit with a close-necked mandarin collar -nods silently to Bosworth]

[Bosworth] "Beside him, James Graham, our resident expert on the culture and politics of the Free Worlds League and chairman of the Free Worlds Parliamentary Archives. Thank you for coming, James."   

[Graham is portly, obviously not a warrior, but is well turned out. His long dark hair reaches to his collar and he sports a thin moustache. His charcoal suit is well tailored, but he seems slightly uncomfortable with the high collar of his starched white shirt.]   

[Graham] "Thank you for having me, Michael."   
[Bosworth] "and to my immediate left, speaking on behalf of the Federated Suns is Countess Ariel Simms..."   

[Simms, a 30-something woman of means, her raven hair pulled back into a single pony tail and wearing a conservative Avalonian-cut suit decorated simply with a sword-and-sun lapel pin, shakes Bosworth's hand.]   

[Simms] "Michael."   
[Bosworth] "...with Mister Bertram Habeas, acting editor-in-chief of the former Chekswa School of Literature on Donegal, sitting beside her..."   

[Habeas - a nervous-looking man in his mid-20's, with short cropped, dark brown hair and green eyes that constantly shift between the other guests, Bosworth, and the camera - keeps his hands entwined on the table before him. His off-the-rack business suit is slate gray, and a silver-and-blue enameled Steiner fist serves as a pin for his black tie. His thumbs tap the table in a random pattern.]     

[Habeas] "Pleased to be here Michael."   
[Bosworth] "...And last but not least, Mister Mishcha Kurosawa on the far left, representing the people of the Draconis Combine."   

[Kurosawa, short and thin,with an oval face and wheat-colored skin, flashes an open smile filled with brilliant white teeth. His dark eyes are enigmatic, as though the friendly manner can be switched off and on at will. Surprisingly, he isn't wearing traditional Combine clothing, but instead a signature charcoal-gray silk Kirisuki one-suit, with a hint of a dragon woven in iridescent thread across the torso. He bows his head to the gathering.]   

[Kurosawa] "Arigato. I'm pleased to be here."   
[Bosworth] "Right. So, let's begin by addressing the biggest concern - Tharkad. Mr. Habeas, can you give us any new information on just what happened there? And, more importantly, where is the Archon?   
[Habeas jumps slightly and takes a moment to compose himself, obviously unprepared to field the first question.]

[Habeas] "Ah, well the evidence on Tharkad pretty much speaks for itself. I've heard, of course, that the Word of Blake insists they did not set off a nuclear device, but they don't deny firing on the capital city. And they didn't hesitate to use the same means to...pacify Outreach, nor in their recent attack on Donegal. Numerous witnesses and satellite footage in and around Tharkad City clearly witnessed the explosion and mushroom cloud, and a blanket of radioactive waste has rendered everything within fifty kilometers of ground zero completely uninhabitable. Casualty estimates are horrendous, in the millions, with hundreds more dead every day. [Slightly more emotional now] "I mean, whether or not the bombardment had anything to do with it or whether the city reactor - as some are saying - simply chose that moment to suffer a catastrophic meltdown, the Blakists' role in it can't be denied. They were the ones who fired on a civilian population center without warning. They were the ones who landed troops afterward and began shooting anything that moved. They were the ones who blockaded the system - and are still there, even now - to block any form of communication or humanitarian aid. Only the fact that LAAF troops managed to secure a foothold, and that some information has leaked through the blockade, makes it possible to grasp the extent of the damage."   

[Bosworth] "So who's in charge right now? Where is the Archon in all of this?"

[Habeas] "The Archon? Um, rest assured that, despite initial reports and the loss of HPG contact on Tharkad, we managed to determine that he is, in fact, alive and well. I've seen some reports saying he was injured at first, and that even the people on Tharkad weren't sure for a few months as to his condition, but some footage smuggled through the blockade proves that Archon Peter is most certainly alive, and in command of the local resistance - er, not only that, but he's also aware of affairs beyond Tharkad."

[Sung, after a slight pause] "From everything Mr. Habeas says, and chooses not to say, it seems that the Word of Blake is still in charge of Tharkad."   

[Habeas, flustered] "The Archon is absolutely in charge, and looks forward to convening a new Estates General as soon as the current crisis on Tharkad is resolved. Militarily, of course, he is being assisted by Margrave Adam Steiner for Alliance-wide defense matters." [turns to face Sung] "And one could ask who is in charge on Sian, considering the tragic loss of your own 'Celestial Wisdom'." 
 
[Bosworth] "Gentlemen, please. Therewill be time enough for rebuttal later in our program. Our viewers want facts, not a Solaren pre-game show." [turns to Habeas] "Getting back on track. Mr. Habeas, is this self-prosecuted war against the Free Worlds League by your own Duke Kelswa legitimate? Does the Estates General approve of such an obviously uncharacteristic action? The precedent set by the Duke of Skye is rather disturbing to say the least."   

[Habeas] "Well um" - [nervous glance at James Graham] - "I think that, without getting into some of the rhetoric that some local leaders may have used to justify the current conflict, I have to admit that, as the invading nation here, one might see our actions as unjustified, but considering the obvious ties between the League and the Word of Blake, Duke Kelswa-Steiner of Skye and Duke Umayr of Bolan have a right to assume an...aggressive stance here, to proactively defend the Alliance against possible aggression by Blakist allies. You have to admit that, in the moments after the Tharkad attack, the natural assumption had to be that the League would act in support of its friends. The Alliance has suffered quite enough lately."   

[Graham, eyes narrowing] "Having had their fill of fighting each other, they now seek...other diversions. The Free Worlds is no Capellan Confederation, however." [A thin smile crosses his lips as he tips his head toward Sung.

[Sung] "Of  all the - "   

[Habeas, face reddening] "Now, wait just one verdammt - "   

[Bosworth] "Mr. Graham, we will get to you." [returns to Bertram Habeas] "So Mr. Habeas, in your opinion, how is the population of the Alliance handling the loss of Tharkad and the rumored bombardments of Donegal, Skye, and Coventry? Is there anything you wish to say to Lyran viewers out there, especially the ones away from home?"   

[Habeas, flustered, and glaring at Graham] "The people of the Alliance remain strong, despite the very real attacks on Tharkad, Donegal and elsewhere. To the people of the Lyran Alliance, I would say that we have suffered much these past few years, and these latest indignities are the worst. But at the end of the day, even weapons of mass destruction and the ambitions of a few terrorists have failed to break our nation. As long as we stick together, we will always be here." [shoots another scathing look Graham's way] "Terror cannot prevail against any nation whose people remain united."   

[Bosworth] "Thank you, Mr. Habeas, for your insightful answers. I'm sure many Lyrans in our audience will feel comforted by your reassurances." [to the camera] "As many of our Federated Suns viewers know, within hours of the horrific attack on Tharkad City, New Avalon - the capital of the Suns - was struck in a similar fashion from space. Countess, can you tell us what happened in the New Avalon System and what is the staus of Avalon City?"   

[Simms] "What happened? I'll tell you what happened! The Word of Blake launched an unprovoked assault on the people of the Federated Suns! Jumping into pirate points around our capital, their WarShips opened fire without warning, killing millions in the first few minutes. and when the people of New Avalon refused to roll over, the bloody Blakists tried to take by force what they couldn't take through fear and intimidation. But that didn't get them any further. The only parts of Avalon City they've set foot in are sections they destroyed from orbit just so they could claim that much. The Blakists have tried three times to take Avalon City, and each time we've beaten them back. The only thing that's saved their asses to this point is that they haven't used nuclear weapons on our citizens. But we know what they've done to Tharkad and to Outreach. And they've taken the lives of millions of innocents who will be avenged. When all is said and done, there will be no dark place they can hide!"   

[Bosworth] "What of the First Princess? Conflicting reports have come from the Chaos March, where Blakist propaganda says a jump incident destroyed the transport she was on. However, the Avalon Press continues to maintain that the First Princess has arrived on New Avalon and is safe from harm. Can you confirm either report?"   

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Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 25 February 2022, 23:04:12


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[Simms] " The Princess Regent remains in an undisclosed location and is in constant contact with her senior military and government leaders. She wasn't killed, no matter what the rumors say. In fact, she appeared on a broadcast to the entire nation just a few days ago, though I'm sure some crackpot out there will say that her tri-vid message was some elaborate phony produced by the same people that faked Hanse Davion's death and are keeping our relations with extra-galactic aliens a secret. No matter what you might hear or believe, the simple reason for all this cloak and dagger is her security. She did have some close calls as she made her way back home from Tharkad, and we're not about to publish her itinerary just so the Blakists can take a shot at her. The people of the Federated Suns understand that."   

[Bosworth] "As, I'm sure, do our viewers. Moving on, then. The most recent reports coming out of the Suns lately, especially from the Capellan March, suggest that Duke Hasek has begun to prosecute his own war against the Confederation, defying the will of the Office of the First Princess. Could you comment on this, Countess?"   

[Simms] "Seems to me the people of the St. Ives Compact have chosen to throw off the bonds of Capellan oppression once and for all. Duke Hasek is only doing what the Federated Suns' treaties with the Compact demand - defending St. Ives' sovereignty from an aggressor looking to suck it dry and let its people rot in repayment for three decades of honest to God freedom! And Lord knows they need the help! The Capellans may not be able to suborn the Star League to fight their wars this time, but news of Blakist activity within the Confederation is conspicuous by its absence..."   

[Sung] "Oh yes! Well and good to play the strident victim, cowering before the Word of Blake, but when confronted with their own aggression we see the Federated Suns preferring to deceive, incite and obfuscate. There is no..."   

[Simms] "The truth speaks for itself, Mandrinn, as do the blatant lies you're spewing."   

[Sung] "There is no Compact, and has not been one since Candace Liao chose to return her realm to the womb of the Confederation. And no act of aggression, either, in the four years since Focht's 'Truce of Sian' save George Hasek's recent and unprovoked invasion of Capellan space!"   

[Simms] "Get your facts straight, Mandrinn! The oppressed peoples of the St. Ives Compact are finally fighting for their freedom, and now that you don't have the Star League to do your dirty work, you cry foul!"   

[Sung] "Strange that we do not see the crest of the St. Ives Lancers or Free Capella on these battlefields! But, in fact, regiment after regiment under the imperialistic sword and sun of House Davion? Or is it now House Hasek?"   

[Bosworth] "Countess! Mandrinn Sung! We will address the ills of the Confederation shortly, so please extend some courtesy to your peers and allow them to speak without interruption." [back to Simms] "Countess, since we seem to be speaking of St. Ives and in particular, the late Candace Liao's family, can you confirm that Kai Allard-Liao is in Duke Hasek's protective custody?"   

[Sung] "Protective custody...ha! That would be the latest Davionista euphemism for prisoner of war?"   

[Bosworth, throwing Sung a dirty look] "Mandrinn Sung - " [Bosworth is interrupted as the Countess grabs the commentator's arm, pushes  him back slightly and looks directly at Sung.]   

[Simms] "Bold words coming from a nation who felt so beholden to the people of St. Ives that they had to kill 7.4 million of them just to free them. Hardly a - "

[Sung] "That may be the fiction you teach on worlds of the Davion outback, but it will not hold water in this court. And if we are comparing the price in lives the Federated Suns places on freedoms, shall we look at the cost of the Fourth Succession War, then? Where Hanse Davion's righteousness 'liberated' more than 100 million Confederation citizens from their mortal coil for no other reason than to annex some of our most productive worlds?"

[Simms] "Worlds that tasted freedom for the first time four decades ago, worlds whose populations and economies grew by magnitudes under the Federated Commonwealth!" 

[Sung] "Duke Hasek is nothing more than - "   

[Simms] "Duke Hasek responded to a request from Duke Allard-Liao himself, who is Hasek's personal guest on New Syrtis. He and his family are free to travel as they like. He's met with representatives from St. Ives as well as his sisters, both of whom are taking an active part in aiding the St. Ives people with their bid for freedom."
 
[Sung] "Wang - ba- dan! the person of St. Ives truly in need of his freedom is Kai Allard-Liao himself. His sisters, of course, have been 'invited' to New Syrtis, but will take no part in delivering more hostages into Hasek's greedy hands. Or are you saying Duke Kai asked for a military extraction, taking no aides and no bona fides from the Duchess, in order to meet behind her back and plot against her efforts to successfully and peacefully reintegrate the people of St. Ives with their Capellan family? I cannot believe he would so betray his mother, or now, her memory!"   

[Boswoth] "Countess! Mandrinn! Enough! this is not a forum to discuss the ills and errors of the Federated Suns or the Capellan Confederation! This is a forum to present what each of us knows to better assess the common threat of the Word of Blake! Or have you forgotten what they did to your nations only a few short months ago?!"

[Silence for a few heartbeats]

[Bosworth] "Now, Countess, can you tell us how the Office of the First Princess assesses the total situation? What's the state of affairs as she sees it?"   

[Simms] "You mean, what's going on? The Inner Sphere is going to hell in a handbasket, that's what's going on! We've got the Blakists prosecuting a war against pretty much all of humanity because they've got some delusions of grandeur. Those crazy sonsabitches think they can destroy civilization as we know it by targeting a few capital worlds and suborning others so they can swoop in like some kind of saviors. Well, we already had one ComStar, and you see where that got us. Two hundred years of war and nearly a new dark age while they spent the profits building their own army. That's not going to happen again!" 

[Bosworth] "Indeed. thank you Countess, for your insightful and passionate responses. We will now turn our attention to our esteemed representative from the Draconis Combine, Mister Mishcha Kurosawa. Thank you for joining us, Mister Kurosawa."   

[Kurosawa, leaning back as though staying out of the debate, flashes a too knowing smile towards the rest of the participants] "I'm glad to have accepted your invitation to this...discussion."   

[Bosworth] "The first thing we need to address is the status of the Coordinator. We've heard reports that he was suffering from everything ranging from a mild sickness to a stroke to fatigue. We've also heard rumors that the Coordinator - on his way to a secret base in the Benjamin District - has hand-delivered plans to Warlords Petroff and Kurita to invade the Draconis March. So just what is going on in the Combine? Can you set the record straight for our viewers, Mr. Kurosawa?"

[Kurosawa] "While we cannot deny that the weight of the universe has unduly pressed upon the Dragon's shoulder, his health is not in question. As for hand delivering messages, the Dragon does not need such constraints with his Warlords. The Dragon has no plans to invade the Draconis March."   

[Simms] "Only because he's on a respirator. His Warlords on the other hand..."   

[Kurosawa, teeth showing through a brilliant smile, voice almost happy, eyes pinning Simms] " When the time comes, the Dragon will die honorably, as did his great father before him. Not drowning in his own drool after a heart attack, following the receipt of a message from a Capellan pup."

[Bosworth] "Please, Mr. Kurosawa. We are here to talk about recent events, not ancient history. Getting back to the status of the Combine family, can you tell us about the Coordinator's son, Hohiro Kurita?"   


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Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 26 February 2022, 03:38:42


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[Kurosawa] "The Dragon's Heir, as during the Clan invasion and as the Dragon did before him during the Fourth Succession War, is taking the war directly to the Blakists."   

[Bosworth] "Vey good. Now, we've had several conflicting reports regarding the status of your capital, Luthien. Pirate transmissions indicate that the Black Pearl has fallen to the same fate as Tharkad, but up intil recently, oficial reports from your government indicated that Luthien was simply undergoing an HPG upgrade. Both of these reports conflict with a subsequent Voice-approved statement that a major rebellion was underway by rogue groups, including - or even led by - the so-called Black Dragon Society, and that the Blakists' arrival there occured only after the initial coup had been launched. So where does the truth lie? Has  Luthien truly fallen to the Word of Blake and its dark allies?   

[Kurosawa] "Luthien was indeed undergoing an HPG upgrade. It was simply bad karma that terrible events should unfold during this scheduled communication blackout. But let me be very clear. Luthien was not, nor can it be, lost to the Blakists. [Eyes flick to Habeas, who scowls] They, like some - [gaze flicking to Simms] - are scavengers and bottom feeders, leaping at rumors of 'internal issues' to achieve their own aims. As for these alleged rebellions and internal dissensions, what does that have to do with the Word of Blake? If such is occurring, it is an internal matter, which will be dealt with."   

[Simms] "Luthien's gone dark, Kurosawa-san. Sounds like a little more than an internal issue. Or perhaps the Black Dragons finally managed to overthrow the Coordinator? They did kill his wife a few years ago."   

[Kurosawa's smile falters, his voice becoming slightly rough] "Tai-sho Sakade absolved all shame in seppuku. The Dragon will not brook the soiling of her name or memory." [smile returns with visible effort] 

[Bosworth] "Other troubling reports indicate that the Clans are taking advantage of these attacks and have hit worlds along your border with the Ghost Bears. Comments?" 

[Kurosawa] "The Clans are warriors and are forever active. As for complicity in the Jihad, do not be ridiculous. The idea of the Clans aiding the Blakists is akin to describing the fallen Star League as effectual." 

[Bosworth] "Granted. However, can you confirm that yet another Clan from their homeworlds has arrived on your border with the Outworlds Alliance and been involved in attacks there, again coinciding suspiciously with the Blakist war?" 

[Kurosawa] "There are always rumors. Sorting through the chaff for the wheat is what we are about, is it not?" [glances around at the other guests] There are rumors of black Mechs bearing the Hell's Horses logo operating in the near Periphery. Also rumors of a new Clan, with a twisted snake against a star, moving subtly along multiple borders, including the Dragon's. But the rumor I assume you are referring to concerns Clan Snow Raven. That Clan is indeed in the Periphery and already working closely with the Outworlds Alliance. They have apparently cleansed the pirate worlds of Rezak's Hole and Farstar; a feat we are more than willing to applaud. One or two incidents have occured between us. [waves hand casually] It is being dealt with."   


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Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 26 February 2022, 05:36:37


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[Simms] "Oh, for Christ's sake! They've invaded the Outworlds Alliance, and now you've got various factions inside that nation alternately fighting them off and inviting them in. This is a danger that threatens both our nations..."   

[Bosworth] "I'm sure the situation is indeed well in hand. Thank you for your candor, Mr. Kurosawa. [pause] Before we move on to Mandrinn Sung and the Confederation, I'd like to remind our panel that we are here to gather information to help our viewers - and ourselves - to sort out the events of the past few months. So, please, I ask one last time that you refrain from interrupting your colleague's. [looks pointedly at Countess Simms] There will be time enough for panel interaction later in our program. Save your energy until then so we can proceed. Understood?"   

[Nods and murmurs of assent from the various members.]   

[Bosworth] "Mandrinn Sung, what does the Confederation have to say about the apparently obvious signs that your nation is in league with the Blakists' self-proclaimed jihad? The inflammatory remarks made by the late Sun-Tzu Liao, which forced the disbanding of the Star League, certainly set in motion the horrific events - perpetrated by the Blakists - that have touched every major Inner Sphere realm save yours and that of your Free Worlds League neighbors. Of course, the Free Worlds has its hands full defending itself from the Lyran juggernaut along the border, in possible response to more devious League actions."   

[Habeas winces and seems ready to say something, but doesen't.]

[Bosworth] "With the Confederation, however, it seems suspicious that your nation has remained relatively unscathed during all this. Recent polls taken on random worlds indicate that almost sixty percent of the Inner Sphere population believes Sun-Tzu Liao was in collusion with the Word of Blake, and that the Confederation is still following the path even after his loss on Sian. What do you have to say about that?"   

[Sung] " 'Apparently obvious'? Shi-fen gan-xie! I expect such prejudice from a Federated Suns mouthpiece, not our 'impartial' moderator! Earlier you alluded to some of the early Word of Blake attacks on a few of our border worlds, and now you speak as if those Capellan citizens did not actually bleed and suffer and die. While at the same time, you seem to excuse any possible - possible! - collusion by the Free Worlds League because they happen to be involved in a border clash? Need I remind you, Mr.  Bosworth, that we are suffering a great deal at the moment from Davion depredations? And that no one yet knows the status of our staunch Canopian allies, with all communication severed. We are very certainly 'scathed'. Why is it, sir, that a Capellan's life is worth so much less in your mind than those of other nationalities?"   

[Bosworth] "Capellan lives are of equal worth to any other human life across the human-occupied sphere. How dare you suggest that a loyal member of the ComStar media would assume otherwise? [holds up hand to stem Sung's reply] However, when your own government appears to be acting in collusion with the worst evil we have ever known - worse than Amaris and his atrocities! - then we, the other human citizens in this universe, have every right to make the assumption that your government is helping them, even if you have border disputes with rogue March lords. We all remember the late Chancellor's double-blinds and his flagrant abuse of the office of First Lord in St. Ives. Because of his own prior history, it is easy to make the logical leap that the Confederation puts up a brave front against the 'Davionistas' to avert suspicion of collaboration with the Blakists on other fronts. Witness the fact that you and the FreeWorlds league have yet to terminate your HPG contracts with the terrorists, for starters. And if this deception proves true - and I say 'if' most strongly, Mandrinn - then I feel sorry for the average Capellan citizen who has to bear the shame of the late Sun-Tzu Liao's actions. Because your nation, along with the Free Worlds League, would then be reviled in history as dark allies of the most truly evil organization humanity has ever known. Please, Mandrinn. Prove us all wrong. That is why we invited you two -[gestures towards Graham and Sung] - to give your nations the opportunity to correct our assumptions. Are you willing to do that? Or would you care to prove what we assume is correct?"   

[Sung] "It is not what you 'assume' that I take issue with, moderator, but what you believe! This myth of ComStar's supposed impartiality notwithstanding, the pro-Davion bias in your rebuttal just now might as well have been scripted by the Federated Suns' ministry of propaganda and disinformation! What you coin as a 'flagrant abuse of First Lord' was, in point of fact, a restrained response to an unprovoked and unwarranted assault against Hustaing, its people and the person of the Chancellor. And your suggestion, that the Confederation's need for working HPGs is superceded by any requirement to demonstrate our innocence - which is what should be assumed until proven otherwise! - is disingenuous at best. You wish for us to suffer additionally under the burdens of a voluntary communication interdiction? To put ourselves fully at the mercy of George Hasek's warmongering? Has it not occured to you, to any of you, that the Confederation is effectively held hostage until and unless we can solve this problem? When I believe I am talking to an open minded man, I shall make every effort to  prove our case. Until that time, I must assume we were invited here, Mr. Graham and myself, to be publicly scourged in a further attempt to vilify any nation that dares stand up to the Davion machine. And you may keep your pity, Mr. Bosworth. The average Capellan citizen lives with a great deal of shame, but little for the Chancellor or his actions. Pro-Capellan fervor is higher than it has been in the past several decades, ever since our  rape by the Federated Suns. You cannot fight the lessons of history!"   

[Bosworth] "A simple and direct question then, without any possible bias - perceived or otherwise. Why did Chancellor Liao not attend the Star League Conference on Tharkad?"

[Sung] "For the very argument he put forth before the Star League Council in his holo-address. Which you earlier called 'inflammatory remarks', but which Peter and Yvonne Steiner-Davion seconded when they heard the truth of the Chancellor's wisdom. Simply put, the Star League had served its purpose, which was never to serve as a unifying and all-encompassing government, but merely as an alliance of convenience through which the Inner Sphere ended the Clan threat - a vital goal that First Lord Liao saw through to its final conclusion. As the past two terms have proven, the office has now become the brass ring of small minded leaders and savage tyrants. It took Victor Davion's impassioned plea to stop the near acclamation of Katherine Steiner-Davion to the office, and one can only imagine the terror such stewardship might have brought the Inner Sphere. In the end, without a pressing mandate for the Star League's continuance, Chancellor Liao made the decision to serve his own people rather than continue to drain away resources better spent on domestic issues. Any attempt to demonize him for such priorities will paint the Federated Suns and the Lyran Alliance with the same brush!"   

[Simms] "Or more accurately put, Sun-Tzu is done raping the Star League for all its worth, so now it's time to get back to pillaging the other members of this Trinity Alliance. I keep hearing about how wonderful that alliance is, but it seems to me you got the troops you needed to conquer the St. Ives Compact, and the only thing the Taurian Concordat got out of it was dead sons, a weakened government on the verge of collapse and the loss of a quarter of their worlds to revolution."   

[Sung] "The choice of local military commanders to refuse the lawful ascension of Protector Grover Shraplen to their seat of government has nothing to do with the Capellan Confederation. We would consider rendering assistance in this matter, but the simple truth is that we have not been asked. Not that I expect a Federated Suns' fu-nu-gou to understand anything about sovereign borders."   


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Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: eilidhdawn on 26 February 2022, 16:11:03
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[Bosworth] "Please! Countess! [pause] Mandrinn Sung, certainly it is not a crime for leaders to take care of their people first over the needs and wants of those outside their influence. So no, we will not demonize the late Chancellor Liao or his choices. But neither will we deify him as others have done. Speaking of which, what is the current status of the Confederation government? After the accident on Sian earlier this month, we haven't heard much out of Sian except - "   

[Sung] "Accident? Accident! As much as the Kentares Massacre was a civil debate, perhaps Zi-jin Cheng, our capital city was struck from orbit in a cowardly, unprovoked assault meant to assasinate the Eternal Light of the Confederation and leave the Capellan people bereft of leadership. The Celestial Palace is no more! Pounded beneath a WarShip's guns. Tens of thousands are dead from this one demonic act, which you call an accident. We call it an atrocity against the Capellan people! Fortunately, Sang-jiang-jun Talon Zahn moved quickly to assume interim control as this crisis was thrust upon us. In consultation with House Master Ion Rush and several political leaders within the Confederation and outside it, he worked to strengthen our borders and oversee the massive humanitarian efforts to search for survivors and identify bodies. He has kept the Capellan state alive. How easy it is to decry the Word of Blake for their treatment of New Avalon,which has been horrendous, we agree! But to then stand by while the butcher Hasek employs the same tactics against a neighbor state that has only endeavored to defend itself is unconscionable!"       

[Simms] "You and your Confederation are just like any delusional paranoid. You're quick to place the blame on the Federated Suns without a shred of proof, without a single bit of logic to back up your psychotic rants - "   

[Sung] "Sensor logs! Video! Reports of the invading battle tactics! How much more - "   

[Simms] "Let me make this absolutely, positively clear - Neither Duke Hasek nor the Federated Suns is responsible for this attack on Sian, a fact supported and confirmed by every other major power in the Inner Sphere. I think its more likely that Sun-Tzu tried to go his own way when the Blakists refused to help him put down St. Ives' bid for freedom, and found homeworld scoured by the wrath of Blake in response. The rest of the Confederation must be so compromised by Blakist agents that the Word of Blake hasn't had to launch any further attacks."   

[Sung] "From one side, the Confederation is accused of working hand in fist with the Blakists. Now you suggest that we have been compromised. Do you think no one can see the hypocrisy in such conflicting statements? The Word of Blake needs neither our complicity nor any great conspiracy to undermine our defenses. Not with George Hasek as their willing ally of convenience."   

[Bosworth, incredulous] "Mandrinn Sung! You're suggesting that Duke Hasek is in league with the Word of Blake, inciting border terror actions to divert attention away from their other activities? It is true that several worlds near Terra have been captured by Blakist forces...do you really think a Davion lord would ally himself with the most murderous group the Inner Sphere has ever known? Where is your proof, sir?"     

[Sung] "Where is hers? You demand proof that the Confederation has not entered into a devil's pact, even though we have crossed no borders nor shown one measure of support for the Word of Blake's actions. And in the same hand you blithely accept this wang-ba-dan Davionista's claim to have evidence from all other Inner Sphere powers that they were not involved in the terror attack on our capital! What evidence?! Does the Draconis Combine monitor every WarShip under Hasek's thumb? When did ComStar offer such a statement of support? It must be missing from our files! Has House Steiner offered such credit? [Looks at Habeas, who fidgets as if to respond.] Has the Free Worlds League? [looks at Graham] Now we see the bias inherent in the system! A deliberate and concerted effort to forever paint the Confederation with a black brush, ignoring four decades of evidence that we fight only to reclaim what is ours, taken from us by force against the overwhelming will of the Capellan people who take pride in their Chancellor and their nation, and who will forever resist any effort by outside terrorists - whether cloaked in the robes of nobility or neutrality - to divide us against each other for no other reason than a political smokescreen for aggressive military action that benefits only -"   

[On a gesture from Bosworth, audio is cut. Sung, his voice now an incoherent mumble, tries to continue for a few seconds, then stops. Simms' attempt to respond is likewise a mumble. Sung kicks back his chair, glowers past Bosworth, pulls his jacket straight and exits the room.]

[Simms, voice muffled but picked up through Bosworth's mike] "As I said the truth speaks for itself."   

[Bosworth] "Well now, I want to apologize to our audience. Such behavior from our panel is regrettable, though considering the issue at hand, understandable. [turns partway to face Graham] We need to turn our attention now to the Free Worlds League, which seems to be exempt from all this madness. Mr. Graham, could you please inform our audience and us why the League appears to have escaped the heinous atrocities that have plagued the rest of the Inner Sphere?"   

[Graham] "One can hardly call the Lyran Alliance's unprovoked attack on our territory 'exemption from the madness', though the foolhardy nature of that endeavor has become apparent to the Steiners. [Nods at Habeas, whose expression quickly darkens.] As for why we have been spared other assaults - perhaps the perpetrators realize that the League is the one Inner Sphere state not weakened by years of war and internal strife. For once in its history the League stands united."   

[Habeas, scornful] "Lacherlich! Hardly foolhardy, nor unprovoked! Unprovoked is what your friends did to Tharkad! Foolhardy is what your ships did to Skye! A-and don't try explaining that away as some 'rogue element' either, after that line of pig waste you just spouted about having a 'united' League!"   

[Graham] "And to think I used to respect you as an historian...but here I am seeing you in your true light, a propagandist in the same mold as Misha Auburn. Apply Occam's Razor here: who has the most to gain from the Alliance-League conflict? The statesman who has, for three decades, promoted justice and sought the peaceful path, or the opportunist regional duke seeking self-aggrandizement after his schemes failed in the civil war? Was it or was it not agents of Robert Kelswa who murdered Helen Thrall in an effort to precipitate war? What evidence has the duke - who, it is alleged, murdered his way to power in Skye - provided for this? Claims of Mechs painted in Sirian Lancer colors? Very reliable. Like Sarna or New Avalon for those of us old enough to remember those masquerades in the Steiner-Davion war of aggression."   

[Habeas, red faced again] "Justice and peaceful path? To punish one man for an admittedly serious lapse in judgement, your Captain-General and the Capellan Chancellor launched a war against the entire Terran Corridor, taking advantage of a political rift in perhaps the greatest check on Clan ambition we had at the time? You could have simply withheld war material, cut trade, publicly called the Archon-Prince to account, approached the matter like civilized men for whom the lives of billions are entrusted, but instead you sent troops across the borders in the name of wounded pride! [blusters on, oblivious to any attempt to interject] And as to the murder of Helen Thrall, a known oponent of your own esteemed ruler, don't you dare try to pin that on us while your allies rain nuclear fire on Tharkad and Donegal. Duke Kelswa-Steiner at least provided undeniable holographic and material evidence of who attacked Skye, while your agents simply claimed that General Thrall's killers - never caught, from what I've been told - 'may have been' Free Skye, or 'may have been' Loki! Who does profit from this conflict indeed,when even Duke Kelswa-Steiner had to know his troops were outgunned on the border, but could not let another League aggression - a historical imperative of House Marik since the days of the Age of War - go unanswered, even with Tharkad under fire?"   

[Graham] "Once again you forget historical fundamentals. It was a war of aggression, launched by House Davion on his own wedding day because of his personal vendetta against the Liaos, that led to the illegal occupation of League and Capellan worlds. Operation Guerrero merely restored to the Free Worlds and the Capellan Confederation territories that belonged to them by historical right and interstellar law. A limited war fought for limited gains, not the hundred million dead and six hundred million wounded by Hanse Davion's efforts to assuage his ego. The same man who, remember, used a sick child to blackmail the Free Worlds into providing military support. A sick child whose death was covered up - and may have been ordered - by Victor Davion for political expediency."     

[Simms, microphone reactivated] "Bold words from a nation too afraid to send its own sons and daughters to defend all of humanity against the Clan invasion, yet more than happy to sell arms to the Federated Commonwealth so that its sons and daughters could die. Remind me, how much did your economy grow thanks to contracts Thomas Marik negotiated with Hanse Davion?"   

[Graham, under his breath] "And how likely are the Lyrans or Fedrats ever to pay?"     

[Habeas] "Or what about Marik not even risking League troops against the Lyran state - which had already declared its neutrality upon Katherine's secession - and instead left the job of carrying out his act of personal revenge to mercenaries, a profession both he and your Blakist friends claim to disdain?"   

[Graham, with a dismissive gesture toward Habeas] "Let's not forget it was your own 'darling Kate' who sundered the vaunted Federated Commonwealth, not Thomas Marik or Chancellor Liao, no matter how much you'd like to blame outsiders for your problems. Katherine Steiner-Davion was by all accounts a matricide, which Duke Kelswa's father allegedly facilitated before his own rather convenient removal from the political scene by an assasins bullet. And not six months ago your present Archon slew his own great-aunt to clear his path to power. And I thought the Marik family had their problems."   

[Habeas, snarling] "No, they're just the ones who raised fratricide to an art for-"   

[Graham, sighing] "As for your 'incontrovertible' evidence, that can be replicated by any holostudio on Solaris, or Skye for that matter. Where is the incontrovertible proof he's been promising all this time - "   

[Habeas., raising his voice] "We have - "   

[Graham, barreling on] "If it's so damning why hasn't he produced it rather than claiming the attackers were so skilled that they left not a shred of evidence behind them - ?"   

[Habeas, louder] "Plenty of salvage was ta - "   

[Graham, ignoring Habeas] "Is it not more likely that he has no evidence, but finds it more convenient for himself and what passes for his military commanders in the Alliance to let this misguided war rage out of some misplaced desire to find a 'common cause' to reunite the Alliance after five years of civil strife?"   

[Habeas slams both hands down on the table, shouting] "If you would shut up and listen for once, Vollidiot, you may realize that this is not the floor of the Marik Parliament! You can't get your way by filibustering away the facts here! And the fact is that we have half a regiment of dead Sirian Lancer BattleMechs and the corpses of their warriors - all killed in battle or dead by their own hand when their avenues of escape closed - lying on Skye, just waiting to be extradited home! We also have numerous blast craters there, caused by naval weapons fire that I'm sure any ballistic expert - even those in that Blake-run bureaucracy you call a nation - could tell you are authentic! And then, while you're at it, why don't you visit the mass graves caused by those same attacks, and be  sure to stop by on Donegal to see what's left of Chekswa, where your friends saw fit to raze a city and an institute of higher learning - all of no military value whatsoever - with a five-kiloton nuclear weapon, killing more than a hundred thousand innocent men, women and children in that strike alone! And while you're at that Mr. Graham, why don't you visit Tharkad and have a personal chat with your Captain-General's fanatical bedfellows, the same Schweinehunde who now busily bomb planets across the Inner Sphere - except, of course, for those where their wondrous 'Primus in Exile' waves his banner!"   

[Graham, narrowing his eyes at Habeas but speaking calmly] " I am reminded of the Season of Saint Bartholomew. You know it? An ancient historical episode in which the rulers of a nation beset by relgious strife sought to bring harmony by eliminating the heretics who wished to plunge the nation into war with its neighbors. The season began with a series of sanctioned - if brutal - acts, but though its goals were limited, matters quickly ran out of control and a widespread massacre took place, part religious intolerance and part political opportunism, blackening the name of the original perpetrators. Now, I'm not justifying the Blakist action in any way, far from it, but from a historical perspective a lot of what has happened recently is opportunism."   

[Simms] "Opportunism? Opportunism?! That's like saying the Amaris Civil War was a minor hiccup in the market. Would you like to say that to the families of the millions..."   

[Habeas] "Um Gottes Willen! It's also a virtual admission of guilt from where I sit! By your example, the Blakists are carrying out such 'sanctioned attacks' against us all, to purge us 'heretics' from the Inner Sphere, just because we don't worship their goals or proclaim them our saviors - and your rulers are the ones doing the sanctioning!"   

[Graham, sighing] "You hear what you want to hear, don't you? I said it reminded me, not that I approved. Surely you understand the difference. I can understand their reasoning, twisted as it may be, but a lot of what followed cannot be laid at the Blakists' door. Others have chosen to exploit the chaos for their own ends. After the failure of his gambit in your civil war, Kelswa is itching for a new cause, and the Blakist outrage gives him the excuse he needs."   

[Habeas] Exc   (pixels  static noise)

[Editor] "Um, sir? We're getting something strange on the 'Stellar Pulse Today' transcript feed...."   

[Bosworth] "So then, Mr. Graham  (pixels static noise) you don't mind, explain to (pixels static) especially to our viewers (static) just why WarShips bearing Free Worlds (static) jumped into the Skye system and committed such butchery (static pixels) Are you seriously suggesting that Duke (static pixels) staged the whole thing, killed his own (static pixels)   

[Producer] "Oh? More cute Blakist 'factoids' I presume, like the one last month?" 

[Editor] "Not exactly. Take a look; we're in the last quarter of the broadcast...here..."

[Habeas glares expectantly at Graham]    (static pixels noise) 

[Producer] "What the - is this some kind of transmission noise?"   

[Editor] "I thought so at first, but it builds rapidly, and it's garbling the video as well. Turns to pure static and noise in minutes, in the transcript and the transmission. I think it's corrupting the HPG feeds as well. We're transmitting to the affiliates like this." 

[Producer] "Crap, we can't have this now! I'll tell Programming if it doesn't let up in a minute. Meantime, get ready to pull it and we'll see if we can't get Mike and the others to reschedule."   

[Graham] (static) heard the same reports (static) can offer no exp (static) what happened at Skye (static) the reported loss (static) LCCC authorized no (static) point the finger (static) testament to the political situation (static)

{Habeas] (static) swear categorically that the Sirian Lancers are sitting at home, waiting on the (static) orders? (static) all some grand conspiracy (static)   

[Editor] "It's definitely not clearing..."

[Producer] "I know! I know! What is this? Feedback from the HPG uplink, maybe?"   

[Editor] "Checking now..."

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[Producer] "We're losing it..." 

[Editor] "Ah, shi - "   

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Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 26 February 2022, 19:08:58

“ ….. Convoy 0824 to militia control ….. in cave ….. need help ASAP.”


OK we will get to have things happen tomorrow  :thumbsup:


warm uo them dice people  >:D
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: jimdigris on 27 February 2022, 07:43:18
I'll be there.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 27 February 2022, 09:11:46
I may be a bit late. Coming up from Philly now.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: Maranthain on 27 February 2022, 14:05:52
Heading out to Selden. Be there in a half hour or so.
Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 27 February 2022, 20:13:19
“Xièxiè …. Thank You.” The young man looks to the others with him. “He is still on world. I will see if they will let me call him so we can get things settled.” Switching back to English. “Would you let me make a call so that we can get things figured out?”
Looking to his superior who nods. “OK but use this phone.” He hands over a land line.
Taking the phone he dials. “Nǐ hǎo. May I speak with Chao Yang please?”
“Chao here.”
“YO Chao Dude I just hit rock with some of the crew and we can use some help with customs.”
“What kind of help?”
“Well we have somethings we picked up and our paper work looks to have gotten messed up some were along the line. Dude you got some juice …… right?”
“I don’t know what I can do but the Boss he should be able to do something. Hang loose I’ll get back to you.”


“May I speak with Meifeng Zhou please?”
“Who is calling please?”
“Chen, we served together.”
“She is in the field now can I take a message or be of some help?”
“It is very important I speak with her right away.”
“Hold on let me see what I can do?”

Over her radio. “Meifeng I have a Chen calling for you on a land line. He said he needs to speak with you it is very important.”
“I served with him before coming out here. Patch him through.”

“Nǐ hǎo Meifeng. I can use some help. I am on world with others ….. we need help with customs.” The young woman looks at the customs officer.  “We landed today and will need some help with the customs office.”
“What kind of help?”
“Well …. Our paper work for one, transport for our cargo as well.”
“I will see what the CO can do. How much cargo?”
“A few … just over 400 hundred tons and about 100 of us as well.”
“WHAT …. How …. HOW MUCH …. ARE OUT OF YOUR EVER LOVING MIND!!!”
“What, it is not all that much. We just figured it would help out this way.”
“Stay put, don’t touch or move anything.”



As Euron is finishing the reports from the last mission he can hear both Chao outside his door talking very loud. “OK you in here NOW!”
“See now you did it Chao.” Comes from the phone.
“ME, you’re the one that can’t talk in a normal voice.” He responds to the person he is talking to.
“IN HERE NOW!” Euron looks like he could burn him down better than a laser. “Just what is going?”
“Well …. Sir I have some friends that …..” Chao offers.
“Sir I have Lieutenant Zhou in the comms sir requesting to speak with you ASAP.”
“Well sir I got a call from some old unit mates and they are on world and need help at customs.” Comes from over the speaker box.
“WOW she has friends.” Big smirk on his face. “Kind of freaky …. Sir some from my old command are also on world and they are also having problems with customs.”
“You two are pulling my leg right?” Euron looks at both and is not happy.
“NO SIR” They both respond.
“OK, then get back in touch with your friends. Tell them not to get in to any more trouble and I will see what I can do.”
“Thank you sir.” Comes from both of them.
“Don’t thank me yet, you two are going to go to the space port to bring you friends here. Then you two will explain to me how these people know how to get ahold of you here.”
They look at each other and then Euron. “Yes Sir!” They both head out.



“Meifang I will have a transport get you to the space port. Find your friends and report back.”
“Yes Sir!”



The next day after taking a red-eye flight from Hilo to the spaceport both Chao find the members from his old unit. The Customs people put them is one of the storage buildings and made sure they had some food, water and cots to sleep on.
Entering from a different door Meifeng meets up with her people still in battledress.
“They belong to you?” The head customs officer asks them both.
“I guess, in a way.” Meifeng tells the office. “Can we talk with them?”
“Sure. From what my office told me we should be getting clearance for the soon.”
“That’s good … WOW the boss got some juice.” Chao looks at Meifeng.
“Looks like it.” Chao looks at the group. “OK so just what and who do you have with you?”
“So how did it go?”
“Tell you later. Best we get this settled first.”
“Roger that.”
Members from both groups give them each a data pad with the crews and equipment.
Reading the pad Meifeng looks at the leader of the crew from her old command. “DID you leave anything for the others?”
“Yes …. We only took what we crewed.”
“Right and this?” Meifeng points to the last item on the list.
“Well how did that get in with our gear?” Big smile on her face. “Some guy must have put this in with our gear?” The others look at the pad.
“That supply knuckle head must have mixed up our gear with this.” The big guy has a smile on his face. “Only way I can see how that got in with our gear.”
“You know they might come looking for it or send someone to get it back.”
“Not with how screwed up things are. Things were bad when we cashed out …. Now things are really screwed …. You have seen the news feeds …. Right?”
“YA and it’s not good.”


“So what do you think Chao?”
“Well YA ….. I know the boss will like the firepower but I’m sure someone is not going to be happy about this.” He points out part of the cargo. “These things they are packed well?”
“All safe and sound dude.” Looking at the cargo list. “They are all stored in that.” Pointing to one of the other items on the list.
“Well that should work but we will need the clearance to get these things to base.”
“YO man I’m sure your boss can get it done.”
“I hope so.”


Looking at Meifeng, Chao asks. “So how much did your crew bring?” Looking at the pad. “WOW you crew beat my guys and by a lot.”
Looking at the list that Chao has. “We are going to need something big to get all this to Hilo. That and some heavy paper too.”
“Hay the Hand just had a big crew come in by train!”
“They sure did. Let’s see how bad that is going to be.” Looking for one of the customs officers. “We need to get a few things setup can they stay here?”
“Sure, we set them up with the idea they may be around a few days.”
“Thanks …. Back in a bit.” Meifang and Chao head off.


“So boss we need papers to transport the gear that they have to Base. Money to rent a train to get the gear back as well.”
“Why a train?”
“Well they have a lot almost a 1,000 tons of large items and some special gear. The special gear is why we will need transport clearance. Most of the toys would burn more fuel then a train will cost plus the train will take a few days. If we go by road it will take a couple weeks easy.”



Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 02 March 2022, 01:08:27
“Quintin, honey, take a walk with me.” Jemma slips her arm under and around his.
“OK. Where do you want to?”
“No place special, just lets walk and talk.”
“Anything special want to talk about?”
“Well …. A couple of things.”
“Such as?”
“Well to start the makeup of my lance. I want Sandra and Linda as we have been together for a long time.”
“OK that is understandable and not too far out. Who do you want as your number four?”
“Well the new guy we picked up …. Lucas …. He will be new to any of your units if you put him in with them.”
“True and he is good looking too …. But you are correct in that in any of my other unit he will be the new guy. But he does not have a ride.”
“I know that I also know you have two ‘Mech that can use pilots. Both are medium and he has been piloting medium ‘Mechs.”
“And what one do you think he should drive?”
“That would be up to how is does when you put him behind the controls. The Centurion would make a good support unit with me and the girls but the P-Hawk fits well as it is quick and an energy boat. The stealth armor makes it good to flush out enemy units for my gauss rifle.”
“So you are not going to tell me the ride to give him?”
“Look I know back home I was pushy on many things but you are in charge here not me. As I said they both fit well. If I were to go for broke I would ask for you. But you have things set well. I would offer that you do shift some units around to have the lances fill base rolls not trying to fill all. When you first got out this way and only had for ‘Mechs, that was different now you have a company and some fit together better than others.” She turns to him and plants a long deep kiss on him. “You have two Archers now and that is the start of a fire/command lance, the Griffin fits that unit very well. Now if you want all the long range missile hitters in one unit put that Centurion in and let it rain. You want some speed and surprise use the Anubis in place of the Centurion. Setup Rey with the Locust, Piranha and Firestarter as your recon unit and you have things that will force enemy units to take notice. You want the best bang for your buck in that recon unit get some battle armor on that Firestarter.” She turns so they can keep on the walk around the base. “Look I know many think me the air head and that is fine by me …. Hay at times I am.” She flashes him a great big smile. “Look with the units you have and the toys I brought this unit can make things happen. And yes I have looked over the battle reports and know that you have to deploy mixed forces due to how things on this rock work, I also know that you just got you butt kicked and hard. I am not looking for your command. I am here because you are and I can help. I do have more command experience I will help but you do have to ask because I cannot read minds and I don’t think you would want me to.”
“OK so we will have to sit down and look over the T.O. & E. What is the other thing?”
“You need to keep your mind on your mission. Yes what you are doing for these people is very noble but you are working for MoI and they are not all that happy and with what has happened people back home need you to do what you were sent to do. You don’t think that Deb just happened to be out this do you? After she is a long way from home and MoI could use her back home.”
“What … wait … she is MoI?”
“OH Quin, honey, sometimes I just don’t see how you get by. Yes dear she is not just a good ‘MechWarrior and a hottie.”
“And you know this how?”
“We had a run in not long before she made the trip here. Let’s just say I was picked to join you because of some problems home and MY CO ratted me out … she did not like that I was not cutting her in on a nice little deal I had back home. It helped MoI cut my orders to come help you get back on track.”
“OK so now what?”
“Well if we are lucky and the stray cats come back we try to get some of the salvage to the correct vendors. After that it is up to them to get it home.”
“And Deb?”
“Hay she can be useful in many ways to us. Just don’t try to cross or use her. She would dice you up in ways you would not like.”
“So then what?’
“We can talk with her. After all we are all out here for the same reason.” She stops and looks him in the eyes. “You owe me dinner a real good one and more.” The big ear to ear grin tells all.





Title: Re: Battletech Long Island III
Post by: shadhawk on 02 March 2022, 13:57:34
3068/12/08
Kaih and Bully’s Wedding will be one of the larger events that Fenikkusu jiin in sometime. They have given the gardens a bit of Norse feel and have kept the all normal gardens for all to see. The area setup for the couple is by the lake and they setup a Viking Longboat for the couple to exchange vows.

The Longboat will have the couple and the people closest to them. On the shore the different members of Nejiro’s Ichizoku and Koichizoku seated so they have a wonderful view of the couple.

The reception will be served in the gardens and couple will be seated so that t