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by Ray_Of_Meep
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

Ecur squad sits uncomfortably in the crew hold, eyeing the Echoni from under their glasses uncomfortably. At this point, they’ve abandoned the three-piece suits that made maneuvering difficult, opting for the standard Alliance light armor, with a shock absorbing tunic, greaves, and arm braces. Echo ...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Wed May 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

"Roger that, Lieutenant, we'll hold the perimeter until you and the Echoni arrive." Nix taps his glasses, then scans the fire exit, including the security camera pointing straight at them. "Though I don't know if that's going to be the issue here." He mutters to himself "Yeah, those xenos aren't mar...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Wed May 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL

"Understood, Captain." Geiben nods, putting up an indifferent attitude. "I'll inform Enid to get the shuttle ready for evac ops." He goes back to the comms console, pinging the pilot, before standing straight up again and silently eyeing the door. Heram Wazu... that wasn't going to be the last of hi...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sat May 25, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL

The commander simply shrugs. "As much as I'd like to intervene as save lives here, the Captain's right. We'd have to go through command to take action here. The best we can do right now is evacuate our own soldiers." Despite Geiben's previous call to action, his response is strangely calm. There isn...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sat May 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL

Geiben nods in agreement, pulling away the holograms he put on the screen, replacing it with that of the Sibere system, containing a gas giant and the Kiwomi homeworld, Ulimwengu Wa Kifo. He then puts the system with respect to the greater sector, specifically in relationship to the Taianese empire....
by Ray_Of_Meep
Wed May 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: Chapter 22: Roll for Initiative

Geiben didn't take long to throw on his pants and jacket, popping in his earpiece as he scrambles out of bed. He hurries up to the table next to him and grabs his data pad and then, with some hesitation, then pistol as well. Throwing open the door and putting on his own pair of sunglasses, a smart H...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Tue May 21, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL

"Agreed. Which is why I further recommend sending down Ecur squad and some sort of diplomat." Geiben taps the hologram of the soldier again for emphasis. "Even if it's not you or your sister, Mr. Wazu, we still need someone down there to make the talking happen. Ecur squad, by their very nature of h...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Tue May 21, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

"Oh look, the all high and mighty Green Thumb is getting all flustered in front of a cybernetic." Echo covers his mouth to hide a snicker, eyeing away on his glasses' HUD to send a message to the rest of Ecur squad. "Well, to be fair, she is ugly." Boomer looks on at the ensuing conversation, not bo...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sun May 19, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Alarie
Topic: [Alarie] Preamble
Replies: 0
Views: 170

[Alarie] Preamble

The year is 3019. The entirety of the Alarie system still struggles to recover from the destruction caused by the Blackout. While the people of Aezimon, despite their vast wealth of water and fusion fuels, threaten to tear each other asunder, those of the Lihana system struggle to rebuild with what...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sat May 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Kiwomian Civil War Aid from AFL

Geiben steps up and brings his hands down onto the command console, pulling up a geographical map of the Kiwomian homeworld. "With all due respect, ma'am, I don't think anyone could've dealt with the Taianese Vice Admiral. She didn't have diplomacy in mind to begin with." He looks up at his commandi...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Fri May 17, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Alarie
Topic: [Alarie] Prologue
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: [Alarie] Prologue

3012, the Alarie system. Lihana-Habu system, Lagrange point 4, 2 light seconds from both Lihana and Habu. Shoiwei 8th fleet corvette, hull number 85, the WCS Mortis, primary engines operational. 3 hours after the fall of Sisia. Belle and the rest of her crew have activated their maglocks to stay on...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Wed May 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Nix The entirety of Ecur squad remains standing next to the interrogation room, waiting for the commander to step out. They eye Green squad as it makes its way to the shuttle, and continue to do so as Green Thumb raises her voice. Nix and Snow exchange looks and nod, while Boomer and Echo continue ...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Mon May 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Geiben raises an eyebrow at the intrusion on his data pad, slowly pulling it back towards himself with three fingers pushing on it. Still keeping eye contact with the Gartagen, the commander takes in the empty silence of the entire room, choosing his words carefully. "His success is not mine to spec...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Mon May 13, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Alarie
Topic: [Alarie] Prologue
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: [Alarie] Prologue

3009, the Alarie system. Lihana-Habu system, upper atmosphere. Sisia. Ryo wakes up to the angry chirping of his alarm system, followed by the gentle shake of the ground beneath him. Slightly annoyed, he yawns and opens his eyes, then gently tapping on his cryo-pod seal, causing it to open. Like the...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sat May 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: The Alarie
Topic: [Alarie] Prologue
Replies: 2
Views: 280

[Alarie] Prologue

3012, the Alarie system. Lihana-Habu system, Lagrange point 4, 2 light seconds from both Lihana and Habu. Shoiwei 8th fleet corvette, hull number 85, the WCS Mortis, primary engines shut down. Belle makes her way onto the small spacecraft’s bridge, with her albino hair braided and tied. She sports ...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Fri May 10, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Geiben The commander nods, taking out his non-lethal pistol and setting it onto the table, along with his data pad. He then gestures to his two items with one hand. "Just my personnel electronics and something for security. You are free to disassemble it and inspect first before you let us go down ...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Mon May 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

"That would be us." Geiben replied for him and Ecur squad. He himself wore a ceremonial Alliance uniform, largely navy blue like his normal jacket, but far more lavish with decorative white and gold stripes, useless stringed patterns and pockets scattered all over it. Designed by committee. Not that...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sat May 04, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Boomer The soldier grits his teeth, clenching his fists, taking a few steps forward towards the O.G.R.E. "Why you, who are you to lec---" The datapad mounted to his wrist starts vibrating, forcing him to stop and read the incoming messages. New orders from Nix to get combat ready, following by a fe...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Fri May 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion
Topic: Wangdiao Colony factions, government structures, and alleigances
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Wangdiao Colony factions, government structures, and alleigances

As far as I'm concerned, before the blackout, the main factions of the Wangdiao colony were the Shouwei 8th fleet and the Heise. There was a contention between the monarchy and parliament. The two major players are the prime minister and the missing prince. What did the conflicting factions' ideolog...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Fri May 03, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Geiben "Understood." He announces on the speakers. "Mr. Wazu, Green Thumb, prepare for planetfall in 60 minutes." The commander starts making his way out of the CIC, looking at the rookie in the room. "Enid, I'm assigning you as our pilot for the duration of the mission. Green Screen can monitor of...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Wed May 01, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

Geiben "Roger that, ma'am." Geiben's voice heightened at the complement, he turns off the system map, instead switching to a 3-D map of the Gartaga system itself, showing all known ships and objects in orbit. He then waves his hand, bringing up the Edward Demming's local position, its orientation a...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

He's still upset then. Can't blame him; no one would be happy with having their throats torn out. Still though, command hierarchy, and respect, needs to be enforced. Geiben goes into a flat, stern tone. "You're welcome, soldier." He then addresses the entire group. "Once we return to the Hawking sy...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

"Nine eighty-four... a product number..." Geiben crosses his arms. Right, they were born into a research station, their people living there as scientists --- and experiments--- for a hundred years. Older than the declaration of the Alliance itself. How was such an invasion on human decency allowed? ...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

"At ease, soldiers." Geiben examines the bunkers. They seem clean enough, nothing out of the ordinary. Certainly more military-like than the I'ee's room. The commander nods in approval. "I'm aware that you all are new to this ship, and to the Alliance navy as a whole. How are you faring? Has trainin...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Chapter 21: A more perfect (Gartagen) Union

"Understood, ma'am. If you'll allow me, I'd like to play this safe." Geiben steps into the CIC, one hand tapping away on his data pad, coming to the center work table, he docks his data pad into a kiosk, then with a few more taps launches a holographic image above the table, revealing the entire, th...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

Geiben brings his head to the door, knocking it slightly. It is true. Somnya must be throwing a fit internally at the state of the Edward Demming. There's all these freelancers on board, xeno-fauna that should be caged up rather than allowed to roam free. Ecur squad's reliability is still questionab...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

"Sorry, Mr. Wazu," Geiben speaks up, back at the intercom as he looks at what little there is to be seen in the room, "I have to follow the schedule." Hearing no one behind him, the commander quietly taps the door's control panel to close it behind him. Really frugal, for a man wielding so much powe...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion
Topic: Faster-Than-Light travel (Speed and limitations)
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Faster-Than-Light travel (Speed and limitations)

How long would it take for the average FTL capable ship to get from one star system to the next? It seems the average distance is about 5 light years. Furthermore, are there any limitations on FTL, like a gravity well preventing the action?
by Ray_Of_Meep
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

"Of course." Geiben nods, then brings his attention to the O.G.R.E. "Yes, soldier, we'll be inspecting your room now, lead the way." The commander gestures to Frank as they walk forward to his room. Upon arrival, the commander lets himself into the room and walks to the center, inspecting the entire...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Alliance Territories
Topic: [[IAS L. Ericsson Ep.1]] Scientific Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 1363

Re: [[IAS L. Ericsson Ep.1]] Scientific Survey

Well, there goes any hope for peaceful survey mission, potentially. Quietly, Seizon checks the ship's arsenal himself through his mask's HUD. Laser hard points and missile tubes ready to go. Gotta love a bloated Alliance military budget, arming a survey ship as if it were a frigate. The Shouwei woul...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

Surprised at the sudden hostility, Geiben brings his arms forward and makes a stride to his right as the I'ee charges forward, then glances at the object thrown at him. With it bouncing off wall, he studies the aggressor in front of him, then the room surrounding him more. "You must be Torace, Soffy...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

Geiben crosses his arms, raising an eyebrow as the pilot rushes past their entire group. He gives a curious glance at Somnya. What is this new captain going to do to the rookie? She was already involved in the cockpit incident. The forefathers protect her from the coming wrath. The commander muses t...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

... Thus, I recommend we look at the synthesizer's use and analyze its consumption of the ship's hourly--- Geiben stops mid-sentence on his data pad, his line of thought broken as he hears the disturbance outside his room, his door (conveniently) left open for Captain Somnya's arrival. "This lack o...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

"... Well, if I know my biology, amino-acids are just proteins, and while calories are important, the vitamins are just as necessary." Geiben finishes his own meal, and stows the pemmican in his belt pocket to savor on it later. "True, the average household treats the material synthesizer as importa...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

"Theoretically, that is true, for the materially synthesized foods anyways." Geiben accepts the offer of the bar, but setting it aside for now. "However, that energy still had to come from mass, which would've come from the hydrogen and helium fuels we've stockpiled aboard the ship. Furthermore, not...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

"I'll take that as a compliment ," Geiben retorts back, crunching down on his flesh painted protein bar. "True, if I wanted to, I could've used our matter synthesizer to materialize an emperess' feast if I wanted to. But the fact of the matter is, algae paste is simply much cheaper to make, both mat...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

"Roger that, Captain," Geiben simply nodded, going over to the comms, accessing his data pad at the same time. "Attention, all hands of the IAS Edward Deming, we will be conducting room inspection in 20 minutes. All personnel will have received the inspection schedule from me. Lieutenant Green Thumb...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

"Of course, Ma'am," Geiben ignores her use of "Mr." instead of "Commander". He puts his data pad on table, pulling up a schematic of the entire ship. "This is something I've been thinking about for a while now. As you can see, our shields are rather weak, our hull barely able to withstand anything a...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 20: Under New Management
Replies: 69
Views: 3234

Re: Chapter 20: Under New Management

Geiben was sitting in the away-shuttle piloted by Enid, enduring the liftoff g's as they moved off the planet's surface. This time, he's elected to sit in the crew bay with the rest of Green squad when he got the ping. He glances at Green Thumb. "Ma'am, I wasn't aware we were taking in new officers....
by Ray_Of_Meep
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets
Replies: 122
Views: 5625

Re: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets

Geiben frowns, knits his eyebrows. He chugs a gulp of caffeine, leaning back, massaging his nose bridge to nurse a growing migraine. Right, the bird child. He hadn't paid much attention to it, partially because he was busy with managing ground operations, partially because he hoped the situation wou...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets
Replies: 122
Views: 5625

Re: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets

"Understood." Geiben stands up, walking by Snow and the mercenary, out into the winter world. He takes another gulp of coffee as he looks at his datapad, monitoring contacts. Progress was little made, if at all, and they barely avoided catastrophe of conflict between themselves, the Taianese, and th...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets
Replies: 122
Views: 5625

Re: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets

"We're a surveyor craft, having xeno-felines on board is justified under research purposes." Geiben grits his teeth slightly at that reply. He didn't like it either. Between the cubs and this egg situation, this ship was turning into a real circus. Not that he'll admit that to the mercenary right no...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets
Replies: 122
Views: 5625

Re: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets

"Pardon?" The commander goes silent as he quickly looks through Ferryman's data files again, then looks back up at the soldier, no, mercenary, looking even more serious, his eyebrows knit. "How a mercenary and a little girl got on the IAS Edward Demming before I came on board, I don't care. This isn...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets
Replies: 122
Views: 5625

Re: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets

Geiben has been waiting for the shuttle's return, with a medic and a couple of unarmed Ecur squad soldiers at his side. The two soldiers, Frost and Dew, go over to Boomer with a stretcher on Geiben's command. "Easy there now, brother." Dew remarks as she lowers the injured soldier's back. They then ...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets
Replies: 122
Views: 5625

Re: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets

Trying to regain his composure, Geiben takes a great breath. What are you so worried about? Was this not what you trained for? In reality, this is the first time the commander has been in an actual mission with actual casualties. Despite the tensions between the Alliance and the Taianese, despite th...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets
Replies: 122
Views: 5625

Re: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets

Geiben sighs of relief hearing Hoshiko's insult. Why? Was it that he proved a point? Seen as a commander non-threatening? Or was it the simple fact that he didn't escalate things to the point that he got his throat ripped out? "I will always be your better, even in this." Somehow, a victory came out...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets
Replies: 122
Views: 5625

Re: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets

Geiben stands there blankly, fists still clinched. Inside, the man is boiling. The lack of respect, her own threats of violence, it was outrageous. Nothing he could. Or was there? Something either clicked in the commander's brain, or something snapped. The man simply smiles professionally. "Very wel...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets
Replies: 122
Views: 5625

Re: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets

"Ecur squad leader, detain that soldier. He is not to speak another word until I say so." The commander gives a death glare, his ears glowing red. They're already in enough bull crap as it is. This moron of a man isn't going to make things worse. He then walks to move in front of the CQC speacialist...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets
Replies: 122
Views: 5625

Re: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets

That's something the Taianese would do, given what we saw. Geiben simply nods. "Once we land, you are to stay put, both you and the Taianese soldier." He then opens a channel to Green-Thumb. "Captain, please have two of your soldiers prepare for our arrival; make sure they have their body cams on. ...
by Ray_Of_Meep
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: IAS Edward Deming
Topic: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets
Replies: 122
Views: 5625

Re: Chapter 19: Adding Adlets

"Yes, I saw when I came in." The commander remarks as he examines the damage done to the control panels of the cockpit, then glances at Enid. Odd, no apparent injuries. The Taianese didn't seem to try to kill her either. Quietly, he taps his earpiece to record audio, then relaxes in his seat. "Green...