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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #60 on: 21 December 2020, 14:15:01 »
heffalumps and woozles?

I don't even know what that is  :o

 ... but it is not a gray-painted  Hollander 'Mech either  8)

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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #61 on: 21 December 2020, 15:37:59 »
Ngoeverse had alot of accents baked into it.  I've tried to break down but it's not easy.  ;D
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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #62 on: 21 December 2020, 15:40:19 »
I don't even know what that is  :o

 ... but it is not a gray-painted  Hollander 'Mech either  8)
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« Reply #63 on: 21 December 2020, 15:46:31 »
The problem with using Dirtyfoot guns in space, is that the lubricant in the frames boils off instantly under zero pressure

I thought conventional wisdom was that with normal gun oils, you'd get one shot - the surfaces directly touching each other would remain lubricated, but the heat & movement would mean no second shot was likely. Graphite or other solid lubricants recommended. Am I misremembering?

Still, for the purposes of the story, it makes no difference.
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« Reply #64 on: 21 December 2020, 16:20:31 »
I thought conventional wisdom was that with normal gun oils, you'd get one shot - the surfaces directly touching each other would remain lubricated, but the heat & movement would mean no second shot was likely. Graphite or other solid lubricants recommended. Am I misremembering?

Still, for the purposes of the story, it makes no difference.

Atomic Rockets is generally a good source for stuff like this, and even they mention that the Lubrication Debate is some what heated.  Slugthrowers are still viable, either with special lubrication, or even no lubrication.  Sure long term it does bad things, but a firefight is generally short enough, especially with pistols, so you won't have the weapon stop working during it if you just degrease it completely.  That is a standard design torture test.

Particularly this scenario, where you'd likely be ditching the weapon in the course of your planed exfiltration.  OTOH this requires forsight to prepare for the possibility.

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« Reply #65 on: 21 December 2020, 17:24:21 »
I guess I should write this down somewhere.  I'm kind of worried about it being found, I suppose.  Our family's not exactly known for being bulwarks of sanity.

I saw Amanda in the mirror last night, standing behind me when I was shaving.

She was only there for a second, when I turned around she was gone.

but I saw her again.



I guess she made the Doctor very angry...
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« Reply #66 on: 22 December 2020, 00:17:47 »
"...so, how far are you from a prototype?"  Mom was talking business with Penny.

"excuse me?"

"a prototype.  it may be significant soon, but you've finished the Snark facility and you've made modifications to my daughter's hypotheses, how long before you're ready to run experiments?"

"Six months to a year at minimum, Your Grace." Penny tells her.

"Call me 'Liz'."  mom tells her.

"Six months to a year at minimum, Liz." Penny corrects without batting an eye.  "Some of the equations suggest there may be interactions with KF field theory as well."

"You do know that 'black box' communications also have some interactions with KF field generation, ja?"

"Ayeh mum." Penny nods, "there appears to be commonality between the three theories, and it ties back to Alcubierre's work in the twentieth century which builds off of tangents from Einstein and others."

"Since Adam has tied my hands on sending an expedition out, I've decided to start plowing funding into fundamental science research." Mom tells her, "If this works, I may rook you out of the Guard to keep you on fundamental scientific research for the foreseeable future, Penelope.  I know you were initially raised as a Warrior Caste, in the Clans.  Would you accept such a posting?"

"Yes." Penny says it without hesitating.

Mom smiles.  it's a little strange seeing her smile again.

"Good."

That little revelation clicks with the rumours.  Mom's not just reverse-engineering things that people forgot how to make anymore.  she's pursuing fundamental science.

There are people who really, really, really, don't want that kind of science to advance.  Vested interests in business, every major  government, and several extragovernmental entities in the Inner Sphere for starters.

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« Reply #67 on: 22 December 2020, 00:56:17 »
What a nice Dad to have that talk with Pat in clear understandable language

So who has declared Kowloon as open season?  And have they forgot who is in charge there????

and Liz seems to like Penny...  Pat you are so screwed bro... 
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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #68 on: 22 December 2020, 01:09:13 »
[perspective shift-overview]

For Fiscal Year 3086-87, Coast Guard LCN (Reserve) budgeting from the Commonwealth Government was reduced 11.25 Trillion Kroner from FY3085-86, while LCN procurement and support budgets over all were reduced by 91 Trillion Kroner over the same time period, and roughly 20% of active LCAF compact-core assets were shifted to the mothball, with a personnel/manpower reduction in force of that same 20%.

roughly one in ten remaining hulls in service, including 2 full battlegroups, were lend-leased to the Federated Suns, with a third battlegroup being sold to the Republic of the Sphere as a military assistance package leading into the opening of multinational talks on Terra to establish a uniform Naval Treaty that would limit fleet sizes, specifically combat-capable fleets, and establish new ground rules and conventions regarding what is, and is not, permissible in space warfare, including establishing size and composition limits to combatant fleet units.

Notably, for this task, Archon Adam Steiner did not call on former secretary of the navy Elizabeth Ngo, but instead relied on his General of the Armies and his corps of diplomats to handle negotiations.

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« Reply #69 on: 22 December 2020, 02:30:06 »


Notably, for this task, Archon Adam Steiner did not call on former secretary of the navy Elizabeth Ngo, but instead relied on his General of the Armies and his corps of diplomats to handle negotiations.


This statement by itself prove that, in this AU, is an idiot of the highest order. One should embrace a person of genius and a certain acumen. Not cast her aside like yesterday's garbage.
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« Reply #70 on: 22 December 2020, 02:59:26 »
Couple of things I was thinking.

First off - the limit on Coast Guard activities coreward of...
The limit seems a bit close to the sphere - did Adam screw over a lot of periphery that'd been benefitting from the Kowloon Coast Guard piracy patrols?

Second - on the boarding party...

I'm on the side that the mechanicals of the guns should work - even if they're fully designed for atmo. But, well.
The sabotage team wasn't supposed to fight in a vacuum. The guns would be a contingency for if they get caught while extracting. Which they do in a pressurised shuttle, then dropship, then jumpship. So, they probably brought needlers, with maybe something more powerful to pop battlearmor in the worst case scenario.

With grips (and trigger guards) not designed to accommodate bulky spacesuit gloves (because, they weren't wearing skinsuits, right?).
Anyone not in a suit would be incapacitated by the (violent) depressurization - or at least any who try to fight would basically be choosing death.
Anyone in a suit, who might be able to resist, would be fumbling with their gun because the grip, trigger guards and safeties aren't exactly friendly to a spacesuit at the best of time, and when you've just transitioned from wearing a spacesuit with probably about the same pressure in the suit as outside, to the spacesuit having upwards to one atmosphere greater pressure than the outside...

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« Reply #71 on: 22 December 2020, 03:07:05 »
This statement by itself prove that, in this AU, is an idiot of the highest order. One should embrace a person of genius and a certain acumen. Not cast her aside like yesterday's garbage.

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The problem here, is one of Feudal governments-even brilliant rulers make mistakes or bad compromises.   Sometimes it is to head off potential civil war or usurpation, sometimes to head off phantoms of the same, or to reward loyal supporters, or to prevent loyal supporters from becoming treacherous lieutenants.

which is a very real concern in Adam's administration.  What Liz did for him, it's the kind of thing that could form the basis for a coup or overturn his chosen successor, it's a competing power base.  even though he knows Liz wouldn't, he can't be sure her follow-on is as loyal, and if she were to gain yet MORE influence (directly or indirectly) it may make him look weak or malleable to the OTHER nobles in the realm, whom are not exactly pleased-as-punch with how things are going, how the Jihad was fought (more of a problem for nobles whose worlds were relatively untouched by the WoB), and what it means...and of course, the enemies made due to the reforms that let her build that powerful navy for him.

The people who lost rich sources of graft are legion, cutting out middle men tends to make them hate you, same for cutting off crony corporate 'capitalism' in favor more merit based approaches and more aggressive oversight of contracting.

His decision to leave it to a relatively popular officer, from a good family, with an adequate record, whom hasn't made an enemy of half the ruling class in the Commonwealth, and to diplomats whose job ostensibly is to negotiate, was more about domestic political issues and concerns, than interest in negotiating a new treaty.
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« Reply #72 on: 22 December 2020, 03:26:13 »
[Patrick's POV...]

"...grill temperature is more of a view and sense thing, than something scientifically determined, Penny."  I'm explaining how we barbecue in my family.  It's fall, it's relatively warm out still, and while most would say backyard barbecues are a summertime thing, they don't live with a  view like the one from the backyard of the Ia Drang house.

I mean, seeing for hundreds of kilometers across subtropical rainforest down below, along with deciduous forest along the Iron Ridge, and that's just the daytime, at night the lights of Hue are visible from the suspension bridge all the way to the foothills on the other side.

so I've got the charcoal lit, steaks cut, spices out.

"Really, this could go better with proper temperature control and-"

"And it would be regularized, homogenized, and the same every time." I nod, "Yeah, I know...hand me those wood chips soaked in water?"

She gives me the chips.  They're numblewood, more of a bush than a tree, it gives a slight peppery undertone with hints of carmelized sugars when added to a cookfire.  "Yes, exactly, regularized."

"And that would negate the whole point of doing it." I explain, "The point is, every time is different and unique, memorable."  I give her a smile.

she huffs and stalks off to talk with Mom in the kitchen, while I lower the smoke-hood over the meat, and set the vents, then go inside.

Mom and Penny are in the kitchen and mom's showing her how to cut ripe ijero and glass-peppers for the salad.  I can smell the bread Dad made in the oven-the garlic undertones filling the house with a smell that triggers a 'warm' feeling.

"anyone else coming up?" I ask.

"Your Aunt Evelynn's not going to make it up today, and Henry called up to say he can't make it, but some of your cousins from the '73 sibko are." Mom tells me, "They're coming up with Shelby."

"You know, Uncle Henry and Shelby have been together long enough, why don't they just say hell with it and sign a marriage contract?" I ask.

"Because...they won't." Mom says, "We've talked about it, off and on, Your father's even pointed out the advantages-but Henry's still got his career in the Touman, and Shelby's still got hers, I think they're waiting for one of them to test out of service first."

"Well, I'll have to lay out more steaks then...and some burgers." I grin.

"Yes, you should do that." Mom agrees.

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« Reply #73 on: 22 December 2020, 05:30:37 »
Snark Laboratories, July 3087...

The first series of experiments has proven successful.  We are now the proud owners of roughly ten kilograms of Fullerined antihydrogen matrix.

that's right, antimatter in a containment that, for the most part, works.

you just REALLY don't want to let that black dust catch fire.

We started with trying to make an alternative drive, and wound up with a highly dangerous explosive.

Not ideal.

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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #74 on: 22 December 2020, 06:10:03 »
The Loonies with anti-mater? Oh boy.

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« Reply #75 on: 22 December 2020, 06:43:27 »
Snark Laboratories, July 3087...
We are now the proud owners of roughly ten kilograms of Fullerined antihydrogen matrix.

But is the Resident Mad Scientist going to end up wearing some of it in their epaulettes?  >:D
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« Reply #76 on: 22 December 2020, 06:49:43 »
Our next project expands off what we learned with the Snark project. ...and....

it's going to be expensive as hell.

What do you do when you've had to idle eleven core forges?  the reason we've had to do that, is that they're technically not suitable for commercial jumpship production, due to having too many features, and the Archon's signed a treaty limiting warship production.

which leaves a lot of forge-foundry operations without customers.

I mean, designing compact-core transports isn't outside the realm of do-able.  finding a shipping line willing to pay for the extras isn't.

so how do you retain the skilled workers and knowledge base, when you've got state inspectors showing up to shut you down?

heh..heh..heh.

Our next trick is a building project.  It just happens to require the use of five forges and foundries on this end, and five co-located somewhere else.

we're not saying where.  It's a matter of when the Commonwealth comes in (and they will) to seize the yards, (which is, at this point, close to inevitable) they're not going to be finding all the tooling.

oops.  we misplaced them.

so not-sorry.

considering we're breaking the Archon's orders already by planning to withold facilities from inspection and probable seizure, breaking another rule isn't a big deal.

bonus points because Boojum Yards will have at most two of the foundry structures in place when he comes calling, it's great, because the drawings and theory are almost completed, and we've got the workforce to make it happen.

I'm still giggling about this.

take a jump core, and instead of making it as straight as you can mathematically, you braid the strands of germanium so it forms a curve.

Now, curve it back in on itself.

Yes, they blew up Phobos doing this.  It's hilarious what you find in historical archives.

ours is supercooled with a selenium backing and moderators in the curve-the result being that the stranding on the inner side of the ring is the same length as the outer by dint of using a coiled layout in the forging process, so the outer layer is straight like your standard commercial stick-and-balls jumpship, while the inner curve is coiled like a compact core.  The result is that the electrical passage is consistent all the way through the structure, the way it wasn't with the Phobos project.

then run superconducting magnets around the whole thing to tune and adjust the flow once it's active, and bury the whole thing in a jacket of liquid hydrogen to handle the heat stress, with a series of radiators extending out about a kilometer, and power it with jumpsails.

heh...

we'll be finished building it by 3091.  the other ones will finish the same time.  Then, we'll switch it on, and if it doesn't go blammo like the one the Terran Alliance was ****** with in the 2200s?  well...

in theory, it should open a portal from gate to gate.

total cost?  a quarter trillion Kroner for the project in materials and labor.

I based it on my sister's personal project notes and two papers she submitted for peer review to the University, that were rejected as 'untestable hypotheses'.

yes, I'm grinning like a damn maniac.

Penelope's wild for this.  she rechecked my notes and revisions, and she's totally on-board with this after the 'explosive black dust' situation.  (really, antimatter doesn't work as a power source, it's too damned unstable, I worked out how to contain the stuff, but you can't do much with it once it's safe to handle.)

Speaking of our extremely dangerous black dust?

one of the Rokkajakkah figured out what to do with our collection of incredibly dangerous toxic waste.  seems that it's more compact than the standard nuclear mining charges, and if you suspend it in carbon-neutral resin, you can make shaped charges with kiloton to multimegaton yeilds, the kind suitable for breaking up really sizeable rocks...or mounting on an eight kilo LRM round for a cheaper antishipping nuke.

needless to say, mom's not sharing that one with the Commonwealth government after the fiasco with the Republic Uniform Naval Treaty.

some things, you just don't share.
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« Reply #77 on: 22 December 2020, 06:59:24 »
Perspective change: Colleen system, October 3089...

The Clan forces still visit here.  Commander Trau Trak Nguyen's crew hardly worries about them noticing, EMCON and tight beam commo is maintained, and they don't look out into the outer system much.

If they did, they'd get a hell of a surprise.

The KCGS Golden Lake was officially listed as 'destroyed' as part of the Treaty compliance with the RUNT, and the cutter group supporting them as well.  It makes it easier to hide, if they're not looking for you, after all.

especially if they're not looking along a parallel route out to Clanner country.

which is good, because the Golden Lake isn't the only piece of 'lost' property involved here.  They'd hauled out enough recycled germanium matrix to build replacements for four destroyers and two cruisers, packed into dropships brought by the Tenders for the cutters.

and one jump-core forge/foundry assembly that used to orbit Boojum in the rings.

If the Star Adders show up, they'll find a tougher fight than one cutter by their lonesome, and this time, with firepower hypercubed.

but, it shouldn't be a problem.

The ring itself is only a couple of kilometers across, and the gross construction's done.  the main focus now, is assembly and testing of the subassemblies that make it something other than the biggest ornamental kinetic structure in history.
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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #78 on: 22 December 2020, 07:09:45 »
he he he


A jump gate from the Clan Homeworlds to the Commonwealth, Jade Falcon Claims.


Loonie and Falson fighters with LRM sized Nukes. What else can you do, Did they put the new filler in AC/5 ammo? (Heavy Rifles with AC/50 damage?)
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« Reply #79 on: 22 December 2020, 07:15:39 »
Perspective: Liz on Tharkad, August 3089...

"...don't know what you're on about, Highness." she said casually.  Elizabeth was in her traditional black suit.  "I did not misplace those vessels."

"Look, we've got compliance issues, the other treaty signatories want to see proof of destruction." Adam Steiner insisted.

"and..?" she asked, "The ones not repurposed on long-range survey had their dedication plaques and cores turned over to your government, so I honestly don't know what you're on about, Highness.  We're in compliance."

"LONG range survey? I don't remember authorizing that." he scolded.

"I don't recall there being a proviso in the annexation treaty restricting Kowloonese exploration and potential commercialization of unmapped systems past the old Rim Worlds Republic, Highness." she told him.  "Specifically we're running four separate deep-periphery exploration missions to map out potential resource sources antispinward and rimward of the periphery border, including escorting trade missions to the Rim Collection, NIOPS and Magistracy of Canopus."

he stared.  "why aren't you going through normal routes?"

"Because we're not on sustained good terms with the Draconis Combine, or Capellan Confederation, sending ships through the chaos in the Free Worlds League is inviting armed confrontations."

"Oh...right...Liz, look, I know you have issues with the treaty." he told her.

"Don't smooth my feathers, Adam." she said, "I spent months in prison on Earth facing war crimes charges to try and get some stability worked in, if the RUNT is a result of that, then it's the result, and I'll deal with it.  sometimes you can't predict what the results of your work are going to be."

"Stone's government has asked for assistance restoring his shipyard capacity." Adam told her.

"No." she said.

"No...you're not even going to listen to the offer?"

"I will not do business with the Republic of the Sphere." she told him flatly.  "I won't use Comstar for my messages, and I won't sell them tooling or systems. find someone else."

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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #80 on: 22 December 2020, 07:19:23 »
he he he


A jump gate from the Clan Homeworlds to the Commonwealth, Jade Falcon Claims.


Loonie and Falson fighters with LRM sized Nukes. What else can you do, Did they put the new filler in AC/5 ammo? (Heavy Rifles with AC/50 damage?)
A single LRM is 8kg and has the yield of an anti-shipping nuke. A burst of AC5 is 50kg, and would probably remove the entire battlefield...

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« Reply #81 on: 22 December 2020, 07:26:33 »
Republic Uniform Naval Treat (RUNT). Can I assume that was done on purpose?
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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #82 on: 22 December 2020, 07:36:14 »
[patrick, 3091...]

I'm seeing her again.  Penny's noticed that I get distracted.  I haven't told her about seeing my sister even when I'm not alone.

we're almost done and the clocks are (hopefully) synched between the five station locations.

Station 0 is here in the Kowloon system, and if it goes Phobos, it'll be noisy and loud and very distant from just about anything that could be destroyed by the energy release.

Station 1 is located off the Davion outback.  It took longest, which is why it took five years for the project, putting a station in the middle of nowhere like that, on the far side of the Inner Sphere? yeah.

Station 2 is in Falcon held space in the former Chainelaine isles, it's in a system that hasn't been human-occupied in three centuries.

Station 3 is in a system near the Free Worlds League, about thirty lights from their border, and thirty from NIOPS.

Station 4 is near the Magistracy of Canopus.  They haven't expanded that direction in a few centuries.

This morning, I haven't seen Amanda yet, so maybe my insanity is stabilizing? or maybe it hits in waves.  I can't tell.

We're going to start with a ping to station 1 and station 0.

The test begins in twenty minutes.

"You ready for this?" I ask Penny.

"Yeah! and you are??"

"Maybe...maybe it works, maybe we all die."

We are attempting the largest science project in human history.  Not in importance, so much as cost and risk.

Nobody's succeeded at this before, and I don't know that our work here isn't going to result in a brilliant flash of light and a few hundred casualties.

we're taking a mega risk...

The board lights, and sequence starts, dialing out.

There's a brilliant flash, and we're suddenly looking into another star system from up-close.

"Object incoming!!"

something comes tumbling out the gate...

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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #83 on: 22 December 2020, 07:38:40 »
"TRANSPONDER!!!"

"Who is it?" what the ****** happened?

"Code's...it's the Mila sir!"

I straighten up, "Get TUGS ON THAT SHIP!! Search and Rescue to stations!!"

Her velocity's high, it's going to be a hard interception.
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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #84 on: 22 December 2020, 07:41:44 »
Now we know what button Amanda pressed just before her last story ended....
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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #85 on: 22 December 2020, 08:07:39 »
overview: Kowloon system...

The wreck of the Mila Weintraub isn't accelerating anymore, but she's moving fast.  Mining pinnaces from half a dozen Rockjakkah coops are converging on hard thrust, grapple launchers armed. 

it's catching a comet.  In this case, a comet aimed at Cheshire, a rocky body roughly the size of mercury orbiting between Boojum and Kowloon itself.  Cheshire is staked by half the coops in the system and serves mainly as a common warren of burrows dug into the surface where processes that require stable gravity are done.

It's tense as pinnace after pinnace join the interception.  catch the wreck, snag it, slow it down.

without destroying it further.

Tension mounts hour after hour as pips converge and grapples are launched.

they have to be careful, because it's only about five eighths of the cutter left, which means the whole thing is structurally compromised.

pull too hard, and something will break off.  Pinnace 771 locked on the port engine nacelle pod, and started reversing thrust, only to have the engine mount tear free.

Pinnace velvet fist from the Nghien cooperative catches the aft weapons mount, and using their tentative grip, they send two mining men across, securing a comet-rig around the remains of the ship's midsection. 

Pinnace Payday Strike XXI matches velocity, and contributes a securing line to one of the shipyard lockups starboard, then the miner who owns it, brought out a containment bag-a massive thing normally wrapped around a rock before it's shattered with nukes.  then Pinnace Mike's Divorce 1 adds another line, and a second layer of bagging.

other pinnaces join, because these are 5000 ton ships, trying to slow 75,000 tons to a stop without breaking it further.

Lover's Quarrel adds another forty kilometers of line.

and over the Coast Guard frequency, a countdown is begun.

Engines light in concert, slowly ramping up the deceleration, drawing the wreck along a different vector, one that will miss the planetoid if the lines break.

It's tense, the operation isn't something you normally see, though the Rockjack mining pilots know their business...
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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #86 on: 22 December 2020, 08:39:50 »
Patrick...

the gateway is stable-for now, we're running a countdown clock on how long it can STAY stable, exchanging data with the Golden Lake battlegroup, Penny sends our test package through-an unmanned dropship, loaded with supplies and consumables.

but I'm paying attention to the interception of the wreck of the Mila Weintraub.

"Patrick!"  I'm pulled out of the helpless feeling of watching the action from a distance. 

"What?"

"Go!!" Penny urges, "I've got this, go join the rescue!!"

I know I'm going to marry her-if she'll have me.  I give my girlfriend a kiss. "Wish you luck!" she tells me, "Bring them home!"

I'm running to the docking lock where Cutter Samantha Daimh is getting ready to cast off and join the chase.

She really loves me!!
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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #87 on: 22 December 2020, 09:15:25 »
That was ... unexpected ....  :o

Edited for: speeling mitsakes
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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #88 on: 22 December 2020, 09:50:07 »
Adding the latest entries to the wiki's record of the adventures of Star Gate: KCG (Kowloon Coast Guard)...i meant....
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Re: I used to dream...[alternate Ngoverse]
« Reply #89 on: 22 December 2020, 12:12:59 »
prediction.. using existing power sources, the gates will only operate for... 38 minutes. before they have to be shut down and recharged.

i also predict that matter can only pass one way through the gate's event horizon at a time, though light and radio can go both ways. so strict traffic control will be needed.

i also suspect that they'll find that you can only have one gate connected in a system at a time.


(i suspect i may be wrong on those last two points.. but given the probably source inspiration..)


(honestly, i suspect that the basic physics in the gates is probably a variation of the HPG set up.. only with the HPG they can only sustain a window for a few seconds due to lack of properly shaped core and lack of receiving portal to lock onto and hold the passageway open.)
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