Chapter One: Thunderstruck

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Chapter One: Thunderstruck

Post by Bullroarer4 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:48 pm

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As Dav began to guide the newest recruits into the "borrowed" Pou Nan Yie Orbital Attack Gunship, he clicked his helmet into command mode and did a comms check.

"Testing comms. All members check in." Dav said

Xir steps up into the gunship after checking on it's  Bio-mecha.  Xirs friend is comfortable in the drop ships isolated hanger.  Xir noticed the obvious space the maintenance crew gave to Xir's friend.  With it being isolated in a corner hanger no one but a few had seen it yet. 
 With the the slightly modified humanoid comms unit, thanks to Steven, that is secured to the helmet of Xirs bio-armor, Xir sounds off "Xir... makes... ready...".  Xir is hunkered down, buckled into gun ship cargo straps since humanoid seats don't fit Xir.  Xir is rather impressive in it's  combat gear, being about 6 inches taller then usual and adding about 3 inches to Xir's already large body dimensions.  The obviously bio-engineered armor, has jet black reptilian scales that covers its entire body except for a smooth exoskeleton helmet.  The helmet was still left loose fitting on Xir's skill bones so it can talk.  Anchored to Xir's left forearm is a folded 3 foot long vambrace that circularly unfolds into a 6 foot wide circular shield made of hardened deflective material.  In the right hand Xir carries a 30 lb maul that has a 4 foot shaft handle.  The maul has a biological look to it, like all the other gear, with a slight blue lit outline on the maul head.  Lastly on Xir's left shoulder is mounted some kind of bio-engineered firearm, manipulated by a tentacle, with what looks like a snake structured body connecting the weapon to a shell encased sack on the back of Xir.

Xir then contacts it's Bio-mecha using their own communication method.  Xir instructs the Mecha to do a drop from the drop ship on command, and then to go stealth mode outside the enemy compound until called for pick up.

Xir opens the comm again to Dav.  "Dav...  please... release... my... friend... from... your... cargo... bay... on... the... drop ship... at... 5000 ft... or... when... ever... is... appropriate."

As Steven gets into the cargo ship, he enters in with a blue and black backpack. He enters and sits himself down taking his back pack down In the process, with his usual sweat jacket on but he has a shoulder pad on his left side with a strap going across his chest.  Steven puts in the com and looks at his wrist pad making sure it works, Steven say " Dave I'm ready to go, chips are ready. come and get them when your ready."  Steven then puts on a helmet then look at his wrist as if checking connection. Steven unzips his bag and he pulls out a slick blue and black laptop with a  dragon sigil the front of it lighting blue as he turns it on. Steven says into the comms " let me know when you want me to start my part" as he gives a devilish grin.

After Joshua gets his combat suit on he connects the comm to his helmet and he puts it on after he puts it on he clicks a button on the right side of his helmet and says "here you loud and clear sir" as Joshua is walking to the gunship he straps his tactical left thigh holster on. When he reaches the gunship he jumps into the pilot seat and plugs a jack into the dashboard of the gunship and watches thing start to setup on the HUD of his helmet when it finishes he starts the gunship up to go and checks whats the ammunition level it at and other stuff to and clicks the comm button and says "gunships ready to take off when ever you are Dav and happy hunting guys".

After loading the pilot and crew into the aeroframe, the troopers locked into acceleration couches, Dav settled himself into a chair. Plugging a jack into the arm of the chair, telemetry data began to scroll across the HUD of his helmet. After a quick inspection of his team's vitals, cabin pressure, and a number of other command minutiae, he asked Joshua to launch. The light mounted near the aft bay door shifted from green to red as multiple G's pushed the new members of the black forge down. The sudden shift as the Aeroframe launched from the dropship pushed Dav into his chair. Dav queried the pilot, "How are we looking, Josh?" He replied, "In the pipe, five by five, boss. ETA to drop point 7 minutes."

Xir felt the G forces on its body increase but still barely noticeable.  Looking at the other crew, it was noticed the varied responses to the pressure increase had in the humanoids.  To Xir this wasn't anything, to them some seemed effect only a little, while others a very great deal.  Xir needs to take note of this in the next report.


After the time had passed, the red light changed again, this time to yellow. The signal to unstrap and make their way to the back of the gunship. With the timer in Dav's HUD counting down, the aft door slide open on silent magnetic rails. The roar of wind cycled throughout the compartment, causing the aeroframe to shake. Dav steadied himself on a roof hand rail, little more than a tack welded metal pipe. Striding towards the open void, collapsed rifle on his back, Dav ordered, "Disembark the transport, two by two. Xir, you bring up the rear." With that, Dav pushed a small pallet of gear out of the gunship and jumped out of the gunship behind it, quickly followed by a half dozen black suited persons.

Steven looking at the door as it fell began to have a rush of adrenaline and a smirk began to appear on his face as began a full run off the ramp.



After the rest jumped, Xir did as ordered and took up the rear leaping out the door.


[[OOC: JP completed by Bullroarer4, SloanRocks2, Dimirhunterjsh2, and Shinoh01.]]
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Re: Chapter One: Thunderstruck

Post by Bullroarer4 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:47 am

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With a skill born from many similar missions, Dav lead the team glided through the thin clouds, contrails forming from the minimal resistance off of one of the lead members. Two, trailing a few hundred feet behind the lead operator, noticed the disturbance and activated her comms, "Tighten it up, Eight. They don't have commercial flights on this part of the planet." Almost immediately, the man made cloud streamers dissipated. A few moments later, the transport chirped in Dav's ear, the signal for the long deceleration burn.

Steven feeling the soaring air around him and the g-force of the planet, the adrenaline rush still overcoming his body, he was quite excited about dropping on the LZ and doing his job. He saw Dav he he began to follow him


Xir free fell behind the rest, watching them move and adjust into formation. Xir couldn't communicate with the rest of them (because of the wind), but the conversation could be heard in the humanoid comm. When they began to use their thrusters to slow, Xir activated it's gravity point from the armor to slow the accent at the same rate as them, staying above them. Xir then contacted the Bio-mecha using their communication method, and told it to prepare to orbital drop with the rest of the heavy equipment and to guard it until called in.

Xir continues in its controlled fall above the rest of the unit scoping out the landing area and surrounding area. With no noticeable sign of enemy patrols, Xir then focuses in on the enemy base. Identifying which buildings are big enough to house the frames while simultaneously taking visual note of which are likely the barracks and security stations.

At 600 meters, The chutes on the supply pallet opened automatically. The operators quickly followed suit, black ravens circling their prey.
At about 200 feet Xir speeds up his landing to beat the rest of the unit to touching ground, to secure the ground position. Just before Xir's feet touch ground the soil and sand rise up under it into the air about 2 feet then falls again when Xir's feet makes ground contact. Xir uses one of its testicles to direct and control the shoulder weapon, Xir quick but smoothly moves to a rock and sand dune cover position. Xir then focuses in on the base perimeter to watch for patrols.

landing in perfect formation around the pallet, one corner crumpled from a slight shift in the load upon landing.

One, the leader of the team, squelched a quick message to the transport. "Team down, no casualties. Proceeding with mission."

Dav quickly divided his team to their pre-assigned tasks. Some began parceling the supply pallet, others gathered the synthetic spider-silk chutes and repackaged them. Even the pallet was broken down and reformed into heavy duty frame packs. In minutes, only the slightest scuff marks on the ground indicated something had occurred in the clearing.

Touching helmets together, Dav gave concise orders born from long practice. No unnecessary transmissions. As little sound as possible.

Always better to be safe than sorry, he thought.

Xir speaks to Dav when helmets were touching, "Dav... do... we... know... if... any... frames... are... out... on... patrol?"

Dav responded, "unknown, brother. Once we are on the move, Have the heavy gear begin descent via drop ship."

Soon, the team split up and headed out in pairs to complete their respective assignments. Some for support, some for equipment set-up, and some for stealth insertion.

[[OOC: JP completed by Bullroarer4, SloanRocks2, Dimirhunterjsh2, and Shinoh01.]]
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