[The Donkey] Le Joli Ânesse - Chapter 1

Everyone dreams about taking to the stars as crew of the IAS Enterprise, flagship of the Alliance. Growing up, many imagine exploring new worlds, meeting exotic civilizations and coming where no person has come before, all from the bridge of such an illustrious vessel. However, adulthood brought with it many disappointments, and not getting to be at the helm of the pride of The Interstellar Alliance or even some other mighty jewel of the fleet is certainly one of them. Join the crew of a deathtrap of a ship too small to even have an official name as you clean up the messes left behind by heroes and fill in the holes they don't have the time to cover!
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Re: [The Donkey] Le Joli Ânesse - Chapter 1

Post by Paladinrpg » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:21 pm

When she heard the new commotion Josie galloped up to the bridge in a hurry to take the chair at the weapons station -- if there was going to be a collision and she might have clear the way for the Donkey to avoid some space junk with a quick blast. Though thankfully it looked like it was some kind of navigational error in the end, and they narrowly had missed the relay station.

The Taianese Horse woman was still chewin' on a carrot (as the rest of the meal was a lost cause for now) as she declared to the captain, "That was a real barn burner alright... wonder how we could've been off by a mile there? Don't suppose the station went a little walkabout?" Josie straightened her leather cowboy hat a minute, making sure everything was ready on her end just incase there was more to this mystery that a simple number being off.
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Re: [The Donkey] Le Joli Ânesse - Chapter 1

Post by Mortuary Insurgency » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:35 pm

He'd braced for impact before noticing that the ship wasn't particularly turbulent. The axe and the brewery were momentarily forgotten about as they neared the station.

"I suppose we'll have to prepare to greet them. Might want to ask them if this is a common occurence."

Or if our pilot had simply screwed up that jump, he mentally mused to himself. After seeing Eydis' absurd over-reaction, his hopes weren't too high.
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Re: [The Donkey] Le Joli Ânesse - Chapter 1

Post by CadetNewb » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:23 pm

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"We're fine?" Eydis began to cautiously peek up from under her console. She almost looked angry at the thought thanks to the aggressive angle of her bangs, but given her attitude thus far, that was very unlikely. "O-okay. I'll take it then." Sitting back up her chair, she breathed a sigh of relief. "And you guys are already on the ball, ok." Looking at her screen, she added, "It's all sorts of weird, but at least the station didn't move," the blonde commander answered Josie. "Getting ready to head over isn't a bad idea either Trevor," she replied to the giant insectoid crew-member as well. "This isn't supposed to happen, period." Already, the results of the teams efforts were streaming in, and they were nothing short of remarkable, if not outright worrying. Jenna quickly found that their jump calculations were correct. However, it was everything else that wasn't. It wasn't anything huge or major, but the numbers coming back were all slightly off. Small, tiny, impossibly small, but there were so many things that were wrong outside of them that the ship had ended up being brought so much closer than it should have.

At the same time, Yali's attempts at hailing the station weren't getting anywhere - it was just silence from them now. However, the moment she tried contacting them over personal comms and the like, she got a response.

"Someone came? Finally!" A voice spoke over the bridge's speakers. Immediately, the half-elf's hands danced over her controls, and the view-screen closed in on a space suited man on the station's exterior, hard at work on the communications system. "At first we thought it was nothing, but then, everything just started coming apart!" Turning to face them, the man waved. "I'm glad you're all here. Everyone on the station was too scared to try a spacewalk and - wait," Voice trailing off, the crew of The Donkey could see the station crew member turn about in his hardsuit, but the moment he did so, the mag-boots seemed to come off at the seams. "OH SHIT! SHIT-SHIT-SHI - " Static coursed across the bridge comms as they watched the man tumble off the station surface, his maneuvering system firing to try to re-orientate, only to come loose and send him flying into space like a spinning bottle rocket.

"Um. He'll be fine, right? We can just get him?" Eydis pointed at the man as she looked at the crew. Fortunately, the blonde only looked concerned for now.
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Re: [The Donkey] Le Joli Ânesse - Chapter 1

Post by Doshii Jun » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:45 pm

Yali tapped a few buttons and swept her hand across one of her screens until she had the right virtual panel in front of her. She pulled down a picker box on the panel, then glanced up at the view screen as she made her choice.

On the main screen, the spiraling crew member took on an yellow hue before the main screen zoomed back to the station. A little yellow arrow pointed to the crew member, with a number calculating his increasing distance from the ship.

"I'll keep a ping on him," Yali said as she went back to her screens. C'mon, spacesuit, respond to my request for vitals data ... can't have the guy suffocate like this ...

Yali also hit the active sensors with a slap of a switch, offering the commander and other officers a more complete view of what was outside.
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Re: [The Donkey] Le Joli Ânesse - Chapter 1

Post by Paladinrpg » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:22 pm

Josie gave a thankful nod from across the console to Yali's precision highlighting and visuals. "If'n you paint a target on his back that big, hard to not take a shot," the Half-Horse Taianese remarked, as she moved her hands to engage the Harrier-class's frontal tractor beam instead of weapons. Locking onto the human before he went out of range, a projected web of controlled gravity reached out to speedily grab the twirling spacewalker, and stop his mad, maneuvering-rocket-powered tailspin deeper into the void cold.

"Just like lassoing a steer back home," grinned Ensign Windrustler, as she controlled the rope-like beam to begin to haul her prize carefully back towards the safety of the gunship's airlock, though it was ultimately up to the Captain to decide if he was cleared to enter.
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