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Re: Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang

punkey posted in Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang on 2020-08-09 05:11:02
Both Vasa and Maarh flick their vox codes to the group. "Done," Maarh grunts. "They're only on every hour, but we can set time and procedures for meeting up if we need to."

Re: Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang

Gatac posted in Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang on 2020-08-09 04:48:25
Hug'sh looks to Arketta and Angel. "Perhaps a former Turai or a charming noble will have an easier time of getting into Samal Ihan's good graces," he says, then turns to Zaef. "Which leaves us free to explore the wastes, I guess."

He looks to Vasa.

"We will need a way to stay in touch without meeting physically," he says. "Even if the Turai didn't follow you here, we don't need them associating you with us. One known encounter, we might play off as your desperate attempt to recruit well-funded offworlders into your struggle. I don't want to imagine what they'll do if they pick up our true scent, though."

Re: Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang

punkey posted in Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang on 2020-08-09 04:35:14
"So," Vasa asks, having taken in Hug'sh's speech and Angel's contribution, "who's doing what? The Turai know who we are, they're not likely to pop 'round for a friendly chat."

Re: Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang

Gatac posted in Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang on 2020-08-09 04:25:25
Hug'sh grunts his assent. "That is true," he says. "We won't know what the soil will bear until we sow. Whatever other information we can find out - and allegiances we can shift - during our search for the camp could be of use to us during our raid. I will take any edge we can get."

Re: Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang

CrazyIvan posted in Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang on 2020-08-08 07:51:00
There's the Captain I know.

Angel's acceptance of the plan is - per usual - largely one of his silence. He does however speak up slightly in defense of still figuring out the dynamics of the local situation.

"A pissed off Turai officer is less likely to go barreling off in response to an alarm that could get her men killed too."

You and I both know people with the right uniform who we're not exactly eager to take a bullet for.

Re: Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang

Gatac posted in Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang on 2020-08-01 11:48:37
Hug'sh nods to that.

"Very well," he begins. "Our last was that you have had no luck tracing the roving camp yourselves. Unless this is no longer the case, finding the camp is our first challenge - and arguably the most difficult. We must expand our sight. Our prospector cover should give us enough freedom to move about the desert. We will visit likely sites and plant sconces there, to register any movement in the vicinity and alert us. We expect that to take a few days in all. Once the camp is located, we will move close with whatever skimmers we can procure and learn as much about their defenses as we can - sensors, scouts, patrol patterns. We expect their physical security to be light and focused more on containing the hostages than to defend against an attack they believe cannot find them. When we have spotted our points of entry and exfiltration, we will proceed on foot."

He nods first to Arketta and Zaef, then to Angel.

"And he will cover our approach. Now, the assault itself. We are skilled in staying out of sight and removing sentries. As we make our way in, we will be distributing a generous amount of explosives throughout the camp. The details of how we remove the guards for the hostages will depend on how they have arranged their camp, but rest assured that this is our specialty. Once we have freed them, we will pick our way to our exfiltration point. And when we have cleared the blast radius, we will set off the explosives and turn the entire camp alongside its denizens into a fireball." He snorts. "Should we be discovered at any point, the explosions start sooner - as does our covering fire. The hostages are our primary objective, but we will take as many of the bastards as we can on the way out. We will not hesitate. We will not negotiate. We will grant no quarter." The red-yellow in his fur flares up like a gust of fresh oxygen blown straight into a furnace. "I earned my name learning that lesson."

He takes a breath and the burst of anger fades from his colors.

"After that, we will transport the hostages away on the skimmers. If the camp even gets off a distress signal, we do not expect the responders to show up with enough speed or numbers to challenge our escape. They will only find flames and corpses." He casts his eye from Vasa to Maarh. "Once we have left the hot zone and are certain that nobody is pursuing us, we will bring the hostages to whatever safe location you designate for us, and thereafter lie low until we can depart the planet again. That is our plan so far. I hope this answers both your question on the 'how' and your concerns about whether or not to put some faith in us. Unless you would rather we make a grandiose introduction of our names and titles? I've been told they draw quite the impression but I don't believe they would sway your opinion of us."

Re: Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang

punkey posted in Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang on 2020-08-01 10:46:38
Vasa crosses his arms and stares back up at Hug'sh. "What we want to know is how do you plan on doing it. We've both got friends who've got loved ones with a beamer to their heads in that camp. Bashakra'i are long on promises so far, and a noble, a Wherren, and a couple of toughs don't seem like the type that are about to change that."

Re: Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang

Admiral Duck Sauce posted in Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang on 2020-07-30 18:05:07
Front Toward Enemy retracts its sensors at long last, caught in the fugue of spiraling drones and rumbling, ever-moving disassemblers. "Time to put those ident packets to use. I'd rather walk in and be there than sneak through those vents and have to stay hidden the entire time. Plus you're right - both those plans are better than dodging mining lasers." FTE figures their Turai IDs would work inside as well as outside, and if they didn't, it was better to find out now. "Send to the other team, tell them we're making contact."

Re: Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang

Gatac posted in Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang on 2020-07-29 16:34:43
"The plan is that we locate the death squad's roving camp, infiltrate it to free the hostages and cause as much damage on the way out as we can," Hug'sh says, leaving out the specifics. "Here's what I know and what I need all of us to understand," he adds. "One, we came here with a very specific mission in mind, planned before we knew the whole scope of the problems here. Two, we're capable of rescuing the hostages, but that will provoke some response from the Imperium. Three, whatever else needs to happen to free this planet from the Imperium is beyond what we can accomplish with the available resources. I don't know exactly what we could get done if we threw caution to the wind, but I know it won't be enough. And I'm not a fan of heroic sacrifices. I have a family to come home to and a bigger war to win."

He looks from Angel to Vasa.

"It's all well and good that there are probably exploitable tensions between the regular garrison and the death squad, and it's all well and good that you have three thousand people willing to rise up when you call upon them. But right now, those don't get us a free Gricanne. We have a choice to make. Do we proceed with the hostage rescue or do we not?"

Re: Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang

CrazyIvan posted in Jade Imperium - Came To Make A Bang on 2020-07-27 09:13:23
There was something distinctly refreshing about carrying his own bags upstairs - the hotel having a rickety cart that seemed to Angel to likely represent more harm than good in terms of transport - but otherwise being utterly unequipped for whatever the local equivalent of a "bellhop" was.

It also let him scout out the best firing positions from the third floor's ersatz suite in blessed solitude.

Their visitors - understandably hesitant about their assistance or not - pulled his attention away from unpacking, the aura in the room diffusing from the four of them having to kill their way out to something a little closer to...tiresome bluster. Though at least with a purpose.

"Well, given we've already gotten two visits from the Turai, one from a suitably professional line Samal, and the other from a small pack of your brutal killers, I'd start looking to see if there's fissures developing between the Turai and the..." Angel waves his hand vaguely, fishing for a term. "Death squads. It's my experience that locals - especially professional locals - don't much like it when the higher ups send in some off-world trigger pullers to stir up shit." The implication that feeling might also apply to the individuals in this room was left unsaid.