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Re: The Administrator
« Reply #30 on: 26 March 2020, 17:22:18 »
Concur.  Only Cannonshop can say for sure, of course...

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« Reply #31 on: 27 March 2020, 01:45:50 »
ACGS Sharlane, Sampan block 2 jump vessel, 1st Patrol, Arluna Coast Guard, a...few days later.

"...small prospector's pinnace, registry is to a three man partnership operating from Gordo's second moon." Warrant officer Lisa Monroe's recital was for the crime scene notes.  "We have two bodies in the ventral airlock, cause of death is pretty obvious, but we'll need to run autopsies to be certain.  the crew compartment isn't pressurized, hydraulics on the inner door are down.  Peralta, need a hand here."

"Aye chief."  Crew Apprentice Hector Peralta was from Ciudad Madrid down in the well.  Lisa didn't hold it against him, his superior physique was useful for these jobs, even if his mind was somewhat slower and he didn't have a proper Rockjack upbringing-the boy was learning, at least.

"Set your feet here, and here, and activate your clamps...good man, now, apply the crowbar..." she instructed.

the blast-rated hatch vibrated in his hands as he levered it open, the residual hydraulic fluids in the closure cylinders making the task more difficult.

a stream of bubbles erupted from damaged lines, making a minature constellation in hard vacuum and an increased risk of obscured vision, but the hatch opened.

"Do you think anyone is here?" he asked.

"Don't know, hope so.  These light rigs don't have good data recorders-too much chance someone at a station would rip survey data for an unregistered claim." she said offhandedly, "Given the damage, I don't know if there's even a flight data recorder to recover, but she's sending an all channel emergency signal, so maybe someone was alive to activate the beacon."

Personal effects spun untethered among compartments broken open by the savagery of the attack.  she stopped, and examined an entry and an exit, mentally reconstructing the ballistics that caused it.

"What do you think, Chief?"

"Twenty milimeter armor piercing, maybe twenty five.  Starfighter grade weapons.  given the damage to the hull on the outside...not sure yet."  she led her apprentice down the central corridor to the flight deck.

a check on the monitor mounted to the flight deck door, showed pressure, but it also displayed lethal levels of carbon dioxide.  "well, there's press in the flight deck.  Let's set up a curtain and give it a knock before opening.  if the stick-jockey was smart, he has his hat, and is running his breather on recirculate through a scrubber."

"If he isn't?"

"Then let's hope he's lucky."

she found the panel for the emergency curtain, and drew it across, creating a thin, mylar sealed zone between the flight deck's door, and the rest of the ruined compartment.  "nice gear, this is Sithers-proper out of the Kowloon system." she noted, "good plastics, quality goods..."   that in place, she tried the inquiry port.

no response from inside the flight deck.   she punched in the stock override emergency codes, nothing.  she opened the panel, and found a slot in the chip-board where, like many Rockjacks, these prospectors had removed the override board for fear that a pirate might have the sequence, or hack the sequence.

she jumpered between two pin contacts on the control board, and her guess was rewarded, the flight deck hatch retracted, blowing hot gas that bulged the curtain-seal behind her.

there was a patch on the hull above the pilot's station, and dried spheres-blood, floated in a pattern over the body in the pilot's couch.

"Three for the coroner." she said unhappily.

The pilot's suit had a slap-patch, and the dead man's face was frozen in an open eyed grimace.

the ship's black box was undamaged.  she remembered to remove it, before ordering her apprentice to unstrap the body and bring it with.

She remembered to also grab the pinnace's active data storage chits, and the volatile memory modules from the flight deck computers.

"Petty Officer Mozhvec, send six marines EVA to start prepping this hulk for movement to impound, we'll have to get the crime scene techs on it, but it looks like she's going to be good for maybe alloy recycling."

"Aye Mum!"

If we're lucky, we'll get an eyedent on the bastards that killed these folks.
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Re: The Administrator
« Reply #32 on: 27 March 2020, 01:53:18 »
Cylons or Colonials, if this story is set in that AU
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« Reply #33 on: 27 March 2020, 17:31:18 »
MacAulliffe Farm...

Sheet tin and solar panels were replaced with carved granite and marble.  That said, the governing seat of Arluna was still called "MacAulliffe Farm", and the chamber for Arluna's elected assembly was still called 'The horse barn' or 'El Granaro de Caballrizas'.  But, there have been changes since Debra MacAulliffe unified forty enclaves of survivors and established a government in the wake of the death of a world.

A few things have changed.  Duke Pol Al Carrera-MacAullife had his mother's red hair and his father's features.  Like all Arlunans, he also had the plague mark-that pattern of darkened flesh around the eyes, nose, mouth, and neck.  It had been a scar on his parents, but that scar turned out to be inherited.

"What's our business for today, Liet?" his aide was from the Grantsville enclave, a half-bred half-clanner named Liet Falcone.  Liet's Arlunan genetics made her immune to the plague, and unlike her father, Jonas, she wasn't a carrier.

"Reports from the Arlunan Coast Guard, a review of reclamation efforts in the New Oxford opportunity zone, and a conversation with Her Grace the Duchess of Kowloon."  Liet said efficiently.  They stopped short of the Horse Barn, and looked at the plaques marking the graves of uncles he would never know-their graves were on the historical registry and the path between the Legislature and the Main House wound around the plague memorial and the graves.

"anything actually interesting?" he asked, his spanish clipped with a slight accent.

"Today is like yesterday." she sighed.

"Well, let us do the people's business while the Legislature is in session..."

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« Reply #34 on: 27 March 2020, 20:02:15 »
Out of curiosity, how much does this version borrow from the FGC?  Ie. did Niops send an expeditionary force to help keep peace, research the plague, run the local HPG, and help enforce the blockade of the system?

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« Reply #35 on: 27 March 2020, 23:17:29 »
Out of curiosity, how much does this version borrow from the FGC?  Ie. did Niops send an expeditionary force to help keep peace, research the plague, run the local HPG, and help enforce the blockade of the system?

(Note, in the FGC, it was a company of Royal BattleMasters, a company of Nighthawk-equipped infantry backed by Cobra VTOLs, and associated research and technical staff, along with a Vincent Mk 39)

Yes.  (Well, the NIOPS contribution yes.)
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« Reply #36 on: 28 March 2020, 00:13:37 »
Coast Guard Station Pol Nguyen...

Chief Bonnie Zeira of the Coast Guard Joint working group's OCB department drifted to the seat of her workstation.  "Let's see what you saw..."

she manipulated a series of relays, and the volatile memory modules went active.

"Run database comparision, known starship and dropship architecture, isolate anomalous returns."

The software was designed by Rockjacks and cousin personnel out by NIOPS for salvage work, then retasked by Coast Guard's Organized Crime Bureau.

results started showing up immediately based on what the slain pinnace's sensors had picked up during the incident.

"Map to visual reconstruction, extrapolate configuration."

a shape took form.

"now...that's interesting.  add suit-cam data in overlay, assemble probable points of commonality."

the shape sharpened.

"Very interesting...freeze simulation..." she enhanced an image from one of the miner's helmets.

she reached over, and tabbed a comm.  "Captain, we need to call a system wide alert."

"What?"

"I said, we need to call a system wide alert, this wasn't a claim-jump and we don't have a lot of time." she said calmly again.  "Protocol Alpha Three one three echo.  Charlie Foxtrot inbound."

"What did you find? why are you calling a war alert?"

"Because an enemy warship is in the system, estimate two hundred thousand tons, with stealth coatings, but she's at least a Corvette, sir, and present with hostile intent."

"Which Clan?"

"I don't know sir, but she's Clan built, her drives are showing their spectra, and she fired unprovoked on civilians."

"you'd better be right about this!"

Thunder ripped through the station modules before she could answer, and for the briefest of moments, she could see stars where the bulkhead had been...and then the superheated shockwave killed her.
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« Reply #37 on: 28 March 2020, 01:38:35 »
Whoops.

It's interesting that she immediately assumes it's a Clan ship. It certainly seems to be, and they're the closest non-Lyran party to Kowloon with warships to toss around.... but they don't recognize the model....

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« Reply #38 on: 28 March 2020, 03:33:46 »
clan built drives, but an unknown class with stealth systems? gotta be Society. especially since warship stealth armor isn't even a thing in canon. who else would be able to develop such tech?

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« Reply #39 on: 28 March 2020, 04:01:53 »
Society looking for a bioweapon? :shudder:

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« Reply #40 on: 28 March 2020, 06:03:32 »
Spider Moon Coast Guard Station, Boojum 3, Kowloon system...

"...fifteen hours ago, the ACGS Anh Chao and the Guitierrez were able to get imagery of the attack from 4 light minutes out with their telescopic arrays, which they have kindly supplied to us."  Commodore Bianh Vu Dao said crisply.

"Do it.  whatever you're going to ask me, do it." Duchess Sharon Ngo said, "Blank check it, there's a ship loose in the quarantine, they're attacking, do whatever you think you have to do, just keep me informed."

"I want to activate second and third level reserves, Your Grace."  Bianh said carefully.

"what did I say? did I stutter? do whatever you think you need to, I want this bogey found, and I want him destroyed before he leaves the Q-line, if there are more, I want them splashed too, with survivors put in Isolation and interrogated."

"can we activate the mark Fives?" the Commodore asked.

"Yes.  what part of 'blank check' don't you get? these guys just walked in, they're putting the whole human race at risk, they're attacking first-responders and infrastructure necessary to maintain the quarantine.  Find them, kill their ship, and do it before they leave."
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Re: The Administrator
« Reply #41 on: 28 March 2020, 06:32:30 »
Now THAT is the appropriate level of concern...

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« Reply #42 on: 28 March 2020, 06:40:34 »
Cannon, "the horse barn", in spanish is "las caballerizas".

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« Reply #43 on: 29 March 2020, 15:40:17 »
Nuke em!
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Re: The Administrator
« Reply #44 on: 29 March 2020, 17:17:07 »
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« Reply #45 on: 30 March 2020, 06:58:39 »
till they glow
Then shoot 'em in the dark. It's the Ngo way.
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« Reply #46 on: 31 March 2020, 03:01:24 »
KCGMS Ia Drang, Landmark(Sampan V) class light frigate, Boojum Shipyard...

The ship violated half a dozen treaties.  Not merely by existing-most of the Coast Guard's jump capable cutters violated treaties with the Republic of the Sphere, Free Worlds League, and Federated Suns merely by existing.  No, the 'Landmark' class vessels bent most of the arms limitation treaties signed by the Lyran Commonwealth over a barrel and defiled them without so much as a kiss or lubricant.  Two hundred thousand tons, a standard Compact Core, with decent to exceptional thrust for her mass and a war-load made from the distilled nightmares of post-Jihad military planners.

the 'landmark' or 'continental' class vessels were very nearly a declaration of defiance to Lyran laws and an outright repudiation of both the Militia Act, and the Marsden Statute of 3105...in addition, to being a gross violation of the Republic treaty, and the strategic arms limitation treaties of 3095, 3105, 3115, and 3125.  This was the thing Vedet Brewer wanted from Sharon Ngo.

Warships.

Warships, with experienced and trained crews.  outside of the Quarantine Zone, most of the LCN was once again comprised of dropships and part-time commissioned jumpships.  Some of those being 'pocket' assault dropships, it's true...but aside from two museums, there isn't a compact-core, LF-Battery equipped, highly maneuverable warship in the LCN arsenal, and hadn't been for a generation or more.  Even vessels with SIMILAR profiles aren't really present, and hadn't been for long enough that the last veteran officers who had experience in Lyran service with warships, are either retired, or dead of old age.

This, of course, does not include within the Quarantine.  the Coast Guard's Cutters have powerful maneuvering drives, heavy, even capital scale armament, and somewhat-compact KF cores.  The Coast Guard, thus, has a depth of experience not present in much of the outside universe.

"detaching gantry."  Lt. Lin Duk Sao announced, "engines are reaching operating temperature, fuel rate is steady."

"Pull us out of the gantry, Mister Sao."  Captain Emily Falcone ordered, "bring us to parade stance for flyby, RTO, request permission from the Post for clearance to depart."

"Clearance Granted, Mum.  we have a vector for departure overflight of Spider Moon Control."

"bring us on course and heading, helm, engineering, bring up the lights."

"Aye Mum."

along the flanks, the escorting patrols-Mark IV Sampan Cutters, fell into formation.  visible on screens in the CIC, as they passed the dockyard gantries, were the other four Landmark class vessels, ranging from bare-bones frames around the core, to nearly completed. 

"Let's shake her down."  their inaugural cruise wasn't a typical low-intensity patrol, however.  Ia Drang was on the hunt.  the trial would either prove the type, or show where it was weakest.

straight from the yards, to the front lines.
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« Reply #47 on: 31 March 2020, 04:03:52 »
It brings a tear to my eye...  ^-^

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« Reply #48 on: 31 March 2020, 23:57:07 »
Winter system-the Outies...

KCGS Kelli Whyte moved between Burrows.  In between tours on the Quarantine line, the Coast Guard managed emergency services for thousands of non-planetary settlements throughout the Q-zone.  These non-planetary settlements have had a period of explosive growth thanks to the need for materials, resources, jobs, and places for uninfected populations to congregate in safety.

These were also the economic backbone of the worlds they surrounded, providing the bulk of the Q-zone's export capital.  Upkeep for this, fell to the various system Coast Guards, but Kowloon's service was the backbone of the Coast Guard system, providing training resources, organizational support, and a model for administration.

"Incoming flash traffic, MCGS Hulo is reporting a rogue sensor contact at sixteen thousand kilometers from their position.  Could be the Claim jumpers we were looking for."  RTO Sistra Falcone-Hue 211 said.  Sistra had her paternal family's Clan Aeropilot physique and the analytical mind that only comes from surviving the transition training from the Surface Fleet to the Black Fleet as an RTO or 'Radio Telephone Operator' rating-which in the Coast Guard is a role that includes everything from dataslicing to analyzing the results of scientific instrumentation. 

Commander Li Dan Thanh nodded.  "Nav, set coordinates to an intercept course with Hulo, weapons officers prep guns, where's the nearest transition point?"

"Five minutes away along course vector two-seven-zero by negative Z axis three zero degrees at one gravity, mum."

"set course and one-gee burn, warm up the drive."

"Aye Sirrah."

Even with a multi-system hunt on, day to day business had to be carried on.  the bogie that destroyed Nguyen Station in the Arluna belts hadn't been encountered since. The only solid leads, were evidence of six-hundred-milimeter cannon fire in the wreckage, and sensor logs indicating that the early  warning arrays had not been able to penetrate and predict the approach of that bogey.

but everyone was on the watch now.
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« Reply #49 on: 01 April 2020, 03:36:24 »
Winter Coast Guard Ship Hulo, Sampan Mk II...

Leutnant Jorge Osterrand looked a the sensor returns, "attenuate sensors another four megahertz and coordinate with our boats."

"Aye Mein Kapitan."  the enlisted man at the nav-set nodded, complying with the order.

the blank-spot on the screen sharpened into an actual shape, as the cutter's on-board computers processed sensor returns from the four small boats he'd set to a search pattern.

"Ninety meters length, near enough."  he said with satisfaction.  The spotting report had come from one of the rockjack mining groups-they'd picked up the thermal bloom and EM shout of an incoming jump signature and called it in when no drive plume had appeared.

"boat four, ping with active LIDAR, short pulse duration, two seconds, then shut it off and evasive away. on my mark."  he had a theory-They're confident in their stealthing, but if they think they've been seen, they will either fire or maneuver.

"Engineering, Helm, prepare for evasive action." he added.  "Boat Four, Mark!"

Boat Four's two-second burst revealed a squat, armored shape, with enormous engine housings, ninety meters from stem to stern, and thirty meters from dorsal to ventral, an octagonal prism shape studded with weapons blisters and a chisel-nosed shape.

The engines on the bogey fired, as predicted.

"Detecting missile launch!!"

"Torpedoes in the water, two...four...six...twelve...twenty four."

"Evasive manuevers helm!  Guns, bring up our point defense batteries and set a return shot bearings only, no seeker, mark!!"

He turned his head, as the ship accelerated hard, "RTO, send our sensor data to all nearby allied vessels."

"Jump point opening, Port!!"

the point-defense cannons were firing, the vibrations rattling the old cutter's entire length, a sound only heard inside as shells fed the exterior mounts.

"friends?"

"Friends!!"

contacts appeared in quick succession, following a five kilometer rock around the sun nearly ninety thousand kilometers away, transponders sounding across the void.

"Brace for impacts!"


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« Reply #50 on: 01 April 2020, 03:47:27 »
KCGS Kelli Whyte...

"I can't get a lock with active guidance, Sirrah!!"

a ****** nightmare.  "Increase gain and launch our fighters.  Gunnery station, can you knock some of those missiles down?"

"Aye, on it!!"

"Switch seekers from Radar homing to dead-launch.  RTO, do you see anything we can lock onto out there?"

"radiation and thermal from the drives.  those are Clan built engines, spectra Six Alpha on the standard scale, probably from the Homeworlds, sir."

"Tinspawns generally don't sneak around greasing people from stealth...Engineering, get a couple techs down to the missile magazine and reconfigure seeker heads to home on that drive plume!"

"Aye sir!"

"The drive plume, sir, those warheads won't survive if he keeps thrusting, and if he stops..."

"I'm aware, but it's something we can lock on to.  RTO, I want a continuous datafeed to Spider Moon's analysis department, as close to live as you can make it using the Black Box."

"Aye sirrah, working on it now."

"detecting high velocity dead contacts bearing on our course sir!"

"that would be naval autocannons, helm, evasion course, keep us closing, make us a difficult target."

"Aye sirrah!"

"Fighters away sir!"

"launch our pinnaces next, we need to triangulate on that big bastard before he goes dark again!"

"Missiles inbound, signature says Barracuda derived!"

"All hands brace, point defense guns at maximum dispersion."

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« Reply #51 on: 01 April 2020, 03:57:09 »
Talk about a cliff hanger!   :o

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« Reply #52 on: 01 April 2020, 04:28:26 »
[out of story]

Alright Guys, time for another fine "Make your speculation!!"

I am looking for two things, throwing them out there for the designer types.

1)  Design a Clan Warship with Warship Stealth.   you've seen what it looks like from the eyes of Inner Sphere units-they can't get a radar lock on it but they CAN see the drive plume from the fusion engines.  Mass should be between 250K tons, and 450K tons. 
we know it has Missile armament and Naval Autcannons, but haven't seen energy weapons yet.  obviously, given the dirty nasty bastard tactics they're using, these are probably not Warrior Caste, or even mainstream Clanners, but Scientist Caste or Bandit Caste with advanced hardware of the "Clans do everything better than you" nature.

so get goofy with it.

2) Design for the Landmark/Continental class "Cutters" (think: well armed corvette/small destroyer).  These are proper warships with proper warship drives, built quite improperly in violation of a stack of treaties the Lyrans signed with the Republic and the remaining Clans (as well as the FWL and House Davion).  Generally speaking, the landmark class warships are built to patrol a volume of space roughly 60LY across in any given direction (relatively short range) and they're not meant to serve as invasion transports (no docking collar).  they have LF batteries, however, and a large fighter deck, with the Kowloonese tendency to carry a lot of missiles and use point-defense arrays.  Landmarks do not carry Naval Autocannons, but they do have access to Subcap Cannons, which are also used on the Mk IV Sampan cutters.  Assume a maximum thrust of 3 G's (relatively quick for a warship) and no rotating gravity deck.

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« Reply #53 on: 01 April 2020, 04:36:16 »

Are there any nice design tools for Aerospace units akin to Solaris Skunk Works? I'm not a biggest fan of manually designing massive units like WarShips. :P

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« Reply #54 on: 01 April 2020, 07:54:36 »
Are there any nice design tools for Aerospace units akin to Solaris Skunk Works? I'm not a biggest fan of manually designing massive units like WarShips. :P
I use MegaMek Lab for Aerospace and Warship creation
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« Reply #55 on: 01 April 2020, 12:30:55 »
Mandaouaaru system, Quarantine Zone, Lyran Commonwealth, MCGS Flynn, Sampan bloc III* class cutter, 0830 hours...

"Merchant class vessel Winstwind This is the Coast Guard vessel Flynn, you will cut your drives and stand down for boarding or you will be fired upon, Respond please, over!"  Lt. Commander Tara Hammersley didn't like the look of the civilian ship.  "RTO, have you run the registration off their transponder through OCB's composite database?"

"Still waiting on a response from OCB, mum."

"I don't like the look of her."  Tara confided, "Something's just...off.  she's not altering her profile?"

"Negative mum, we're picking up increased neutrinos from her fusion plants, and she's reefing sail."  PO1 Koslowecz reported, "I think she's going to try and hot-charge for a runner, mum."

"BUGGAR! Fire a warning shot across her bow, five rounds rapid, illuminating, from the forward gun, let them know we're serious."

"Five rounds rapid Illumination, Aye mum!"

the 'deck gun' on a Mark III Sampan of this vintage, is a light subcapital cannon, which while ammunition dependent, is less taxing on the ship's power grid than the class 45 Naval Lasers of the previous marks.    The 'illumination' rounds are used mainly for warning shots, the detonators in the shells set to a distance and teh shell fillers being an explosive high on the visual and EM spectrum. at close range, they can burn out optical sensors and temporarily flash-blind anyone near a window.

"I repeat, Merchant Vessel Winstwind, heave to, or you will be destroyed, Over!!" 

"This is Merchant vessel Winstwind, don't shoot us! we have women and children aboard!!"

"Ex-Oh, take Corpsman Kelly and a couple of screening kits on boat two, move it."

"Aye Mum."

"Winstwind, this is Coast Guard vessel Flynn, stand by for boarders, do not resist and you will not be harmed, you are in quarantined space and we tracked a dropper from the surface to your position.  Have everyone standing by for health and welfare inspection and plague screening, Over."

"MUM!!! OCB reports back, Winstwind is registered lost to Clan Wolf in Thirty Fifty One!"

"What the hell would they be doing out here?"
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« Reply #56 on: 01 April 2020, 17:18:42 »
Merchant Vessel Winstwind, Mandaouaaru system, Q-zone, 10:46 hours...

"...it's a false bulkhead, sirrah.  what are you playing at hey?"  Lt. Charlie 'Nigel' Forstner demanded.  The Ship's Master looked properly alarmed at the discovery of the deception in their dropship, Charlie nodded to a Bosun's mate, "Open it up, or my boys here will open it for you."

The concealed bolts were undone quick enough alright.

"Jesus christ."  the space was too crowded for the people packed into it, and even without the Clan jumpsuits and symbols, Charlie knew Kerenskyist civilians on sight.

women, and children.  packed like tuna, scared and somewhat dehydrated.  "Where were you taking them?" He asked casually.

"Safety." the man said.  "It's not safe anymore, anywhere...but there is no war in the Quarantine zone."

"sweet jesus, Flynn are you getting my visual?"

"We're getting it X-ray, Sending contact to Higher, Over."

"roger that..." he turned on the ship's master, "When were you planning on giving these people water? and food, and air??"

an unreasonable anger seized him, and he seized the ship's master, "tell me that, hey??"

His tirade was interrupted by the sound of his commanding officer over the comms.  "XO, we have clearance at Mandoaaru Key Station, you're ordered to bring the vessel in for impound, immigration officers will be on hand, Over."

"Roger that, Mum...you heard the Captain, Lads.  This vessel and her dropships are under Quarantine Impound, we are to proceed to Mandoaaru Key station...Corpsman Kelly,  Bright, Petty Officer Sinclair, start pre-examinations of these civilians, Sween, find where they'er stashing the rations on this tub and begin meal preps, have the crew assist."

"Aye Sirrah!"
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« Reply #57 on: 01 April 2020, 18:23:49 »
Clanners going INTO the quarantine zone?!  How bug-****** crazy are they??  ???

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« Reply #58 on: 01 April 2020, 18:24:31 »
No, the question is "Why are they bug-**** crazy?"
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« Reply #59 on: 01 April 2020, 18:29:58 »
Obviously something worse than the Arluna Flu if they are taking this risk.
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