[Star Dragon] Starbright

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[Star Dragon] Starbright

Post by Tony » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:53 pm

It felt like a fever dream for Aiyana. She had been enslaved for days and then forced to flee for her life. Then by some miracle of fate. Or magic as her people knew it, she was rescued by what could only be described as a ragtag assortment of Vagabond adventurers. Or to the more pessimistic observer, by homeless people. Aiyana and her fellow escapee "Midknight" as the Mercenaries dispatched her captors and quickly moved to get back to their ship. The other slaves that had been taken were on their own....The crew of the Chimera agreed that Aiyana could be returned home, for proper payment from her colony of course.

AIyana, Midknight, and Bronzi's crew formed a squad and boarded a small shuttle that at once began descending to the planet below. Sura, and the rest of the support group remained behind. The shuttle was cramped and filthy, and wouldn't be required had Aiyana's people responded to the Chimera's hails.

Bronzi stood holding the handle as the shuttle vibrated as it descended. The pilot was also the ship's cook, and was a wirey thin Bu QI named "Spoons". His claw-like hands danced over the controls as he focused on stabilizing the shuttle. "No response to the hails aye? "Y'know wot dat means eh? Fackin town got wrecked. Ain't gonna find nuffin but a buncha dead cunts and some babes screamin for mum's norks."

Bronzi, who was in full armor kit nodded. Then gave an grunt. "Don't matter much. If people survived den we are gonna see if they need transportin. If they didn't den were gonna salvage what we can and get." Bronzi then looked at Aiyana. "Not ta be rough but Spoon has da right of it. Scan suggest yer colony suffered heavy bombardment."
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Post by Aiyana_Aster » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:25 am

Aiyana was rather quiet, her mind replying everything and anything that had happened and she was just...numb. The only thing that she truly felt was mild discomfort in this shuttle with how small it was and that was about it right now. Even as people were talking, she was barely saying much at the present while she tried to find her voice again.

When she heard the one called 'Spoons' talking, it barely registered- even his crass language went unnoticed by her, that is until she was being spoken to by the one in armor. Slowly, she blinked and looked up at him, her iridescent eyes just staring at him for a moment as his words were slowly sinking in, " What attacked them?" she would ask, her tone a bit empty but they could hear a bit of emotion that slipped through as she naturally worried about her colony- the elf did not have any high hopes for her people at the moment but she could be wrong.

"If no one is alive, then what?" She asked, her body jerking around with the shuttle some as she would grip her knee's as she was trying to stay calm and not accidentally start a fire in here.
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Post by Lone_badass » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:32 am

As the shuttle flys overhead and "spoons" gives his say on the matter Astila sits in the back of the shuttle sharpening his knife casually. "If they are all dead how are we getting paid boss....ammo isn't cheap?" Looking to the elvish girl he has a slight hint of regret in saying that picking up on her mannerisms. "Oh......you lived here....sorry." Even if Astilla meant that his monotone and still sharpening knife make it seems otherwise.

holstering his knife he directs his attention to Bronzi's "should i prepare in case we run into trouble down there boss?" he asks in a monotone voice to him before strapping on his various belts and harnesses to his chest before pulling out a set of bandages to rebandage his arm from earlyer with fresh bandages.
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Post by Ham » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:44 pm

Monika took off her leather Unterraumboote jacket, draping it over the frightened Aiyana. "Herr Bronzi, are there any trails we can pick up from ze Chimera? Maybe ze are still fresh enough to get vessel types from." Her history in the Kaiserreich's Navy had taught her many things about subspace trails. A U-Boote needed to know what it was chasing for it to consider making a strike. Her eyes moved from Bronzi back down Aiyana and her odd fluffy companion.

"If no one is alive, when we get back to ze Chimera, you can borrow some of my extra clothes. Ze may not fit close, but ze are better than nothing." The Reichmänner's voice was harshly accented, but the look in her eyes and the calm, almost soothing tone was what made it easier to understand. "Anyways, see if ze Chimera can do life scans as well."
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Post by Tony » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:42 pm

Bronzi was big for a Gartagen. Which meant that stood among the taller of the Reichmann. Broad chested and shouldered, The Gartagen looked capable of chopping a tree down with his bare hands. Yet he didn't, he waved his hand through the air as he spoke. "Nah. Didn' pick up anythin unusual. But dis gurl hea says dis is wea she's from, so im fixin on seein why nobody answered us when we said hello." Bronzi said as he shifted a disapproving glare at Astilla. "Salvage. If they are dead we are gonna take what's left."

Spoons piped up. "Oi, dick heads. Gettin visual on knify's fackin trailer park."

Bronzi loomed over Aiyana as he peered toward's Spoon's scanning display, which Spoons was nice enough to have projected before his passengers using the Shuttle's onboard holographic emitter.

The colony or what was left of it looked like it had experienced a major ground battle. It was littered with craters, and the wreckage was strewn about. Some of the buildings still stood, but others had been completely demolished.

Bronzi took a sharp breath as he processed what he was seeing. He then after a brief silence spoke. "We will drop ya off. I dunno. where ever."
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Post by CadetNewb » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:19 am

"This was an elvish colony, right?" Midnight began. The Taianese woman - at least in body, but not spirit - was clad in a pair of cargo shorts and a tank top she had managed to rummage up, but was tense despite her casual attire. Tense enough to instinctively push her way forward and lean over the pilot's chair. Partially resting atop the pilot's head, she added, "In Vice, they say that elves are only good for one thing. And that's if we're lucky - if they're some sort of alien monsters that use people to breed, we'd be stepping into a complete and utter nightmare."

Grabbing the comparatively small Bu Qi by the shoulders and shaking him about, the top of his head rubbing back and forward under her bosom, she shouted, "Those poor people! You have to land! Right now!"
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Post by Aiyana_Aster » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:23 am

Aiyana was trying her best to not snap at the one called Spoons- they did help her but the things he was saying were making her bristle and debate on giving him a massive headache for the words he said. What she hadn't expected though was the coat to be put around her shoulders, her eyes looking over to her before she gave a small bow of her head, " Thank you, Miss." she told her.

"It is...there were people alive last time I was here," Aiyana told him as she then moved close to the hologram. She was staring at it, her eyes just darting around at what she saw. It looked like several bombs had been dropped and nothing showed that anyone was moving around or alive but there had to be someone- shouldn't someone be there still?

Her heart was pounding as she started to bite her inner cheek to keep from getting upset- she refused to do that right now because she was pretty sure she would send this shuttle crashing into the ground.

"There..." she said before clearing her throat some, "By the largest building that's still standing is a landing spot...should be a landing spot," she told Bonzi as she moved away and pulled on the coat. She needed to get out of this small space and get down there, she wasn't caring much at this point she had to see if anyone she knew was alive still but from the looks, she was expecting the worse.

"Yes, it is...was...is...this was where I grew up." She told the Taianese, " But lately we had been coming under more frequent attacks...I had been out just working on my garden when the attack came that had me taken but they didn't have the firepower to do this sort of damage...as far as I know." she told them as she was struggling to piece together the puzzle, " Please land...I don't care where but please." The elven female asked her tone borderline pleading at this point as she was struggling to keep her control.
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Post by Ham » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:19 am

Monika smiled warmly to Aiyana, "Bitte." Her eyes then went to the outside projections of pure and utter destruction. "Zis does not look like zimple zlavers. Zis ist heavy ordnance." She gave a concerned look to Bronzi before walking to the tail end of the shuttle where she had stashed her weapon of the day. She had no idea what group of slavers would even have an ounce of firepower that had been used here. Her fuzzy view of the sector's politics didn't help her decide if any of the major players were here either. There wasn't a calling card for them.

Walking back to the front of the shuttle with rifle in hand Monika ended up behind Aiyana again. She carefully chose her next words. "Let's get zis damned thing down. It zmells like zweat und verse."
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Post by Lone_badass » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:57 pm

Astilla perked up at the mention of monsters "Mabie these monsters you speak of will prove a better fight than those from earlier?" Astilla said with a hint of hope in his voice before he loaded a few canisters into his belt before loading his large weapon next to him with more of said canisters finally finishing up by hosting his knife "look at it this way miss if there are any of those slavers or monsters down there ill end them if you want."
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Post by Tony » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:54 am

Spoons growled impatiently. "Oi, Was plannin on landin. Bout to set her down." He said with his deep horse voice. Spoon's claw-like hands danced over the control station, and the shuttle lifted its nose. It began descending toward the colony. Spoon 's stopped the shuttle abruptly a meter above the surface of the planet.

The shuttle's rear doors hissed open. The shuttle filled with a putrid stench that was a mixture of burning wood, and everything else. "Everybody off!" Spoons said whirling around in his chair.

Bronzi nodded. "Circle the shuttle around, have Clinch mount the Laser mound and stay on station."

In a cargo net another Bu QI poked his snout out. He was laying down clutching a large laser rifle that appeared like it would be better fit on a vehicle. "Oi! One air superiority special comin up boss!"
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Post by Aiyana_Aster » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:55 am

Aiyana listened to what Monika said and she was keen on agreeing but then the question would be who would attack a colony who hadn’t done anything to anyone- at least as far as she was aware of things. Gripping the coat tighter to her body, she would just not at landing- she needed to see if she could find ANYONE that may be alive down there but the chances she felt were slim to none.

Astilla’s comment though made her turn a touch cold, “ If they are still there, then I have no issue with ending them myself…but…thanks for the offer.” she said, the last part more of a ‘i’m not mad at you i’m just upset at everything’ tone.

Aiyana would hold onto her spot as they started to descend, a million thoughts racing through her mind as to what she was about to walk into and she wasn’t sure she was fully prepared for it but now seemed to be the time to jump ship- according to Spoons at least.

The elven woman would walk over to the rear door and with only a momentary hesitation, she would hop out and take a few steps forward to look around. The smell of burnt wood and stone filled her nose but also along with the smell of burnt meat. Aiyana would cover her nose as she just started to walk straight, heading towards one of the destroyed buildings but stopped after about ten steps as the female was trying to not get sick and snap at the same time, “Who would have attacked us here?” she asked to anyone who might have been listening.
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Post by CadetNewb » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:12 pm

"Everybody off? Yeah right, it stinks!" the woman who fancied herself as Midnight complained. Waving a hand in a futile attempt to fan away the smell, she added, "It smells like nothing but rotten corpses and ash. That means whoever did this isn't the prisoner taking type," the buxom blonde realized, her feline ears drooping at the truly unpleasant thought. Despite her complaints though, Midnight made to follow Astilla out and about. "There's all sorts of things out there that'd do this, but I've never been interested in them, so I wouldn't know either," she admitted. "You have any idea where we're going by the way?" the 2nd Class Tigress asked.
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