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Old 07-05-2010, 01:35 PM
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The Sergeant Major looks at Shei with a blank stare. Very well. I believe the Amerigo is docked. Take it to the scientists there. She looks at all of you. That'll be all. You're dismissed. With that SGM Cook walks away.

Time passes and you begin to adjust to life on the Hyperion, which has now moved to orbit Mar Sara. Somehow, through the weeks that pass, you know you'll be going down there soon.

 
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*Note: I put rolls on just in case, but if possible due to the amount of time I wish to take 20*

*EDIT: I also continue inspecting the ship for what is in it, focusing on things that could help my research before I use up 10% of the material*

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Shei only holds the sergeant major's dead gaze for a moment, and after that moment, she turns to Saipo- Come on. Let's get that slop analyzed.

the next few weeks were brutal. Shei trained her body relentlessly, running drill after drill after drill. Each time she missed dead center of the target, she thought of Rodrigo, impaled. Each time she didn't see the obvious traps, she saw Klimt's face as he went up in flames, and each time she stumbled from exhaustion, she saw General Mengsk's cold eyes staring at her disapprovingly. The Sons of Korhol expected more than she had, and she had to gve them more. Sleep is a necessity that she regulated and tested herself in, drills were her free time, tactics and observational analysis filled any time she couldn't train.

Dammit. I'm going to be ready next time.
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Mark had seen Arcturus Mengsk before, yet only briefly, but meeting the man was so inspirational. Being promoted by him was probably one of the best moments of Mark's life.

During the few weeks spent on the ship Mark joined the other marines and trained with them daily. Every morning he woke up 5:30 to perform his morning routines - fifteen minutes at gym and fifteen minutes jogging - before the others woke up. The general training wasn't as hard as it could have been but it only meant more freedom for Mark to train individually. He also joined Shei on her training sessions every now and then if he really wanted to test himself.

After hard day of training the evenings were reserved for his favorite hobby, mechanical crafting. He had used nearly all of his small private space for it. He tried to reserve one or two hours of his evenings for that.
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Upon Meeting MengskWith the Confederate conditioning lingering in his mind like shadowy cobwebs -- almost invisible, and yet so very strong despite their thinness -- it takes all of the Rock's willpower to keep his face passive and devoid of emotion in the presence of the charismatic rebel leader. The conditioning in his brain would like nothing better than to pump rounds into Mengsk until he was a bloody carcass on the slick, polished floor, but the rest of his brain knew that such an action was suicide.

Now that he takes a moment to consider his situation in those terms, leaving the rookie pilot unbound in the bowels of the Hyperion makes perfect sense. What could he possibly hope to accomplish alone when everyone around him served Mengsk and his rebel faction? He'd find himself a dead man as soon as he pulled the trigger.

The Rock is jarred from his waking reverie when he hears something truly startling. Private First Class? What is Mengsk thinking? It appears the man is not speaking in jest. Yves instinctively recoils at the offer, but reconsiders the next moment: what other options does he have? Given the scientist's new status on Confederate "Wanted" lists, the Rock doesn't doubt that his fate will be similar. And there is also the small fact that at the moment, he is effectively a prisoner on the rebel flagship.

While his conditioning grates against his will, Yves makes the obvious choice. After all, he was, technically, a son of Korhal.

Adjusting to life as a Son of KorhalShifting into life as a rebel is easier than Yves expected. He follows Shei and Mark to the quarters for the rebel grunts and slips seamlessly into the daily routine of life aboard a battlecruiser. Well, almost seamlessly. The rookie pilot makes a quick trip over to the medbay to see if his implant can be removed and/or something done about his mental conditioning.

The Rock spends the majority of his time wandering the ship as he can, careful not to arouse suspicion by straying into any areas a Private First Class should not be found. Being a Son of Korhal has its perks, and one of them is being aboard such a magnificent craft. Yves marvels at its technical wonders, inwardly calculating what specifications he can from what he can see of the ship. He would give much -- an arm, perhaps -- to sit at the helm of a battlecruiser. But such dreams are obviously beyond the grasp of a Private First Class. For now.

When not working his way into the innards of the battlecruiser, the Rock spends long moments looking out the viewports towards the stars, feeling their call to his heart. However, it seems that they will have to wait for a while longer, as the Hyperion remains in orbit in the Sara system. It seems Mengsk has business to attend to on Mar Sara.
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Hopelessly out of her depth, Catelyn initially has virtually no idea what she should do. She's never even held a gun, let alone fired one, and has no exposure at all to either military or ship-board life.

Being really rather good at online games has taught her the military rank-structures and a fair bit about tactical theory... but virtually nothing about how to survive in the society aboard the Hyperion.

Anxious to cling to what she can of her prior identity and life, she'll certainly not want to give up her mohawk or civilian clothes in favour of a more martial appearance - though getting a jumpsuit or two would be wise, so that she's not constantly wearing a single outfit to rags.

Initially, her primary concern will be getting hold of news. Ideally, some form of communications access will be welcomed - but she'll try to talk her way into securing it from fellow technicians rather than hacking her way into secure channels. What she particularly wants to find out is what happened to her home planet, how many people got away, and what on Earth the nature of the fighting actually is.

Another option she'll check out will be Ben Erikson - he's at least dealt with her previously, and appears to be semi-civilian in operations. And he doubtless has to be aware of what's going on outside the ship, for his own smuggling operations.

Thereafter... she'll probably try to attach herself to someone who seems remotely sympathetic - whether that be a group of techies or Erikson - and try to learn how to avoid being regarded as excess baggage fit only for jettisoning out of an airlock. Getting some basic firearms training would seem wise, but figuring out how to be useful aboard ship would be better - and there, she has hopes that her computing talents in particular should make her useful.

If nothing else, she can offer to help with exactly the same thing that Doctor Rine wanted her for - the Sons of Korhal presumably have at least some of the data that was meant to be working on, having had their troops go through the Installation.
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SaipoFinding the science vessel known as the Amerigo, you quickly begin setting up to test the strange materials from Chau Sara. The other scientists are rather impressed with your knowledge and effective methods. Experimenting with the saliva reveals little. It appears to be similar to human saliva but more corrosive. The purple slime however is unlike anything you've seen before.

The thick, purple, slime is a living organism. It has a cellular structure. It spreads rapidly and the growth can be observed in real time. The source of the slime seems to stem from some sort of spore. The slime grows tendrils below it which harvest minerals from the ground. That being said, the slime is very nourishing. It can grow without air, over water, and over open space. Its growth is halted in heat and with exposure to fire, it burns. Flame seems to be the only effective way of destroying it at all. One of the other scientist tell you marines have been finding that stuff all over. They call it Creep.


SheiEveryday you can afford to, you train. Your training is more intense than most of the other marines. One day while training, you see the woman with red hair watching you. The new lieutenant. When you finish training she approaches you. It's not your fault. Klimt and Rodrigo died for what they believed in.You are a little taken aback as you don't remember mentioning either of your fallen comrades names. The woman smiles. My name is Lt. Kerrigan. I'll be your new officer. I just wanted to meet the team. She says the last bit almost defensively. She begins to leave but then stops and looks back. Mengsk is really a good man. There is no reason to resent me for Cook.


MarkSitting alone in your quarters after training, you are surprised to see Adrian Cooper walk in. He appears to be in good health. He is followed by Johnny Sixx. Mark. The Sergeant Major wants to see us. Sixx has a cigarette in his mouth. He always does. They take you to the conference room.

Sergeant Major Cook sits proudly at the head of the table. Always a good soldier, Cook seems to have regained her familiar composure. She gestures for you to sit and everyone takes a seat. Well boys, as you probably figured out, we're going down to Mar Sara. She pauses to check your reactions. We'll be going down in the Void Runner. It seems that HQ likes the idea of my... our squad using special ops tactics. Erikson will pilot us down and we are to rendezvous with him at a later date. Now, as you know our squad is only at half strength, so I've decided to requisition new troops. It seems we are to take the new recruits from Chau Sara and three other soldiers. They're giving us a firebat and a medic. Sixx coughs and speaks up. So we're taking three civilians with us into combat? Cook stands and gives a stern stare. Those are the orders, soldier. You can't help but wonder how Cook could be demoted.


YvesThe week after your promotions (or rather induction into the Sons), you are sitting in the mess hall. Angelo approaches you. Did you know that you're dead? At first it seems like a threat. So far most of the rebels have treated you fine. However, Angelo continues. The Confederates found the dropship you were piloting. They determined a 'Yves LaRoche' dead on impact. Congratulations. Despite the fact that you are/were a Confederate, it seems that the group that survived Chau Sara has taken a bond to one another. Angelo often jokes with you.

At the medbay you undergo a surgery thats lasts nearly 20 hours to remove the neural implant from your brain without damaging your brain itself. The lead medic regretfully informs you that, while the implant was fairly easily removed, the effects of neural resocialization cannot be undone. The mental scarring, loss of memory, and even the potential fake memories will remain.


CatelynSeeking out a familiar setting, you eventually stumble upon the computer room. Many techies sit in front of glowing monitors performing a wide variety of tasks. Sitting at a computer and digging up information about Chau Sara. Things are not going well for the Confederates. It seems Alpha Squadron has pulled out and the defense of Los Andares is now up to the militia. Stories of large beasts and packs of feral animals are everywhere. Very few on Chau Sara have the resources needed to evacuate. You are startled by a voice. Well Wraith, you've finally made it to the Hyperion. You made it quite difficult. A slim man in a gray vest stands next to you. Before you can even ask he continues. I'm Titan. I have orchestrated the events on Chau Sara in a way to bring you to the Hyperion under direct orders by General Arcturus Mengsk. I do not know why. He says little else when questioned.

Ben Erikson acts as a friend to you during your stay on the Hyperion. He teaches you a few things about spacecraft and you find a way to make yourself useful by operating a Hyperion computer and checking things such as navigation, the location of Confederate ships, and the internal regulation of air and water. Erikson also shows you where you can practice with a firearm.


Nobody has seen Teers since you were dismissed by Cook.

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On December 4th, you are each summoned to the landing bay. Gathered near the Void Runner is Ben Erikson, SGM Cook, Angelo, Cooper, Sixx, and three new faces. Cook addresses you as you approach. Alright soldiers. Lt. Kerrigan gave us the official nod today. We're dropping into Mar Sara. General Mengsk believes the Mar Sarans have had enough of the Confederates and are ripe for a rebellion. Let's take it to these Confederate pigs. Freedom is not free. Fight for our future! As Cook shouts the Sons of Korhal slogan you realize that she was talking to the entire hangar when there is a resounding chorus of Fight for our future!

Many red dropships are loaded and sent out towards Mar Sara but only one dropship is black and purple when it slips into the void.

The journey down to the red planet suddenly becomes very exciting. Confederate wraiths dodge in between and around the red dropships, firing on and destroying their hulls. The Sons' own wraiths soon come to engage the Confederates. The dogfight is intense and frightening. This is surpassed only by a massive beam of blue energy that slams into Mar Sara's sister planet. Chau Sara is then engulfed in a blue light and flame. More and more beams slam into the planet from mystical, zeppelin looking, ships. Soon there are over twenty beams of energy being fired into the atmosphere of the planet. Then as quickly as the ships appeared, they are gone.

 

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Sergeant Major Cook seems to be doing better. Shei smiles as the hangar is roused to passion by Cook's words, she feels the energy around her. As they load into the Void runner again, Shei checks her pack and weapons to make sure that everything is in working order. More from nervousness than anything else. Soon the ship is surrounded by fighting and Shei is holding on tightly. She trusted the pilot, of course she trusted the pilot, but still... that didn't make the trip easier.

Shei wrenched open her eyes and looked out at the surrounding area. Is that a Zepp- HOLY! Shei goes dumb as the beam slams into the planet. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?! That's no battlecruiser! and... Shei had heard of a Yamato cannon, but that seemed much more devastating. What is going on? Shei turns to see if any of the others are seeing this, but when she turns back, she sees that they are gone. The scars on the planet the only thing that remains to let her know that she isn't crazy. Did... Is... Are there... No.... How could anyone survive that scale of attack?
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Saipo is speechless at what he sees. The he was unaware of the vast power that the confederates had and realized that he was merely convinced that the confederacy was just. He could now understand the reasons that they rebels started to rebel, though he still maintains his silent dislike of them. He starts to adjust his scenarios for adjustment on the extent he was willing to go before.

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Yves absent-mindedly rubs at the cross-stitched scars at the base of his neck as he listens and watches Sergeant Major Cook do what she does...well, one of the many things she does well. Angelo catches the newly inducted Son of Korhal's eye and winks. The Rock's face remains stoic throughout the ensuing cheering. There will be death when we go planetside.

But it seems that Death is checking in ahead of schedule today. Yves watches the Confederate wraiths flashing by the Void Runner with only slight worry; the dropship is exceptionally maneuverable, and it wouldn't surprise the rookie to discover the craft was capable of holding its own in a dogfight. Then the Rock's eyes go wide in surprise as iridescent blue beams of light suddenly illuminate the dark void of space.

The newcomer ships are clearly of alien origin with their exotic curves and strange energy emanations. It is also clear that they are powerful. While the effects of the beams cannot be seen clearly from this distance, Yves has no doubt about the devastation such magnitudes of destructive energy wreak on the Chau Saran surface. He says nothing, but his eyes remain glued to the viewscreens as the alien ships depart, their task complete.
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Mark was surprised to hear that his Lieutenant... erm, Sergeant Major wanted to see him. As a good soldier he laid down the two pieces of metal he was playing with, checked his uniform and followed the men to her room.

During the meeting Mark sat silently listening carefully every word said and watching other's reactions. He wasn't surprised to hear of new faces to join the group as they had lost so many men on their previous mission. Let my aim be better, this time.

When the Confederates attack, Mark is overwhelmed by different feelings. First there's the typical hate and loathing but soon it changes to a strange mixture of awe, fear and sadness. Oh no! What... How... Mark is unable to think or act, he just watches as the Confederates continue their attack.
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Not to put too fine a point on it, Catelyn is scared before the dropship takes off, and abjectly terrified thereafter.

The sight of the strange ships bombarding Chau Sara, however, is sufficient to break her out of her stricken, frozen state - though the acceleration harness keeps her securely in her seat, she gapes in horror at the destruction of her home.

"Who... what are those?", she asks of no in particular.

"Oh... oh, no." The young woman screws shut her eyes again, head dropping back against the rest behind it.

"Either the Confederacy has a secret fleet, of a design hitherto unknown, or the system has visitors from outside. And the Confederacy was doing research on at least one species of xenomorph... of unknown origin..."
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The other marines are as visibly shocked as all of you. Erikson continues to guide the Void Runner towards Mar Sara as his mass transceiver picks up some chatter. Sounds like Alpha is trying to fight off those ships. Whatever they are, they're gone now. The Void Runner breaks into Mar Sara's atmosphere and glides smoothly above the mountains and rocky deserts. Kerrigan is already on planet trying to stir up some anti-Confederate movement.

SGM Cook briefs you. Alright boys and girls, we're here to build our forces. We need the help of these colonists to overthrow the Confederacy. Don't get killed and remember...publicity. The Sons of Korhal must remain the heroes. Soon you are approaching a small mining colony. The bursts of gunfire can be heard and explosions go off randomly. Erikson turns some dials. LZ is hot. We're gonna need to make a quick drop. The cargo doors on either side of the dropship open. The Void Runner is only about five feet above the ground when acceleration stops. The gunfire is very near now and the marines are hopping out of the transport. SGM Cook yells, Go go go! After you jump ship the Void Runner flies away into the sky. Erikson speaks through Cook's transceiver. Mark can also hear through his universal communicator. I'll be back when you call. Good luck.

As you look out over the mining colony you see a group of armored Alpha marines running towards you.

 

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Tch. Heroes. Yves' mind is still full of the haunting curves of the exotic spacecraft, but he is brought back to his senses as his feet make contact with real soil again. Swinging the Impaler about with only the merest ghost of restraint tugging at his cerebellum, he lines up the advancing Confederate marines in his sights. With the discipline of a resocialized soldier, however, his finger remains steady on the trigger, and the Rock
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