*sputters, cowed*Talvieno wrote: ↑Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:06 pm"While we and the Outer World League occasionally share information, we are not affiliated with them," Enirata states firmly; his large, dark eyes narrow to slits. "Despite understanding that you planned to bomb our colony from orbit, we sent an escorted diplomatic envoy to your vessel - but you disregarded this gesture of peace and immediately attacked us upon arrival! If this entire incident is retaliation for believing we are part of OWL, your actions are gravely misguided! We will grant you a fair trial before the Hsilkorian Rebirth's High Council, but you must stand down!"
"Bu- But! You're negotiating with a bunch of people who almost got no information after being pulled out of cryo just today to get here under threat to be thrown out of the closest airlock without a suit!
And who were you talking to anyway?? The acting captain and his second died in orbit already! The boardcomputer was in charge when we left! And while he's an asshole, he's not dumb enough to plan those things!"
*hesitates for a moment, then continues with acted confidence*
"We get communications back shortly! Then you can talk this through with SCAMPS directly! Which is probably the only real way to get anything done because we're not even a real team here! We're just some random people, pulled out of cryo and sent on a suicide mission! There's people here who won't listen to you nor me, but perhaps to the tin-head!"
Hesitantly reach for the jammed bolt
Decide against removing the bolt in fear of damaging the crossbow (repairing it and reloading would probably take too much time)
Put the crossbow away and grab the looted sword
Pray that it will not be neccessary to use it, even though there's not a single section in the book of the eternal dustbunny about situations even close to this one
Yell beyond the cover to the Hiltorel in the right wing, pleading
"We're trying to work out a solution for this that doesn't involve half of us all dieing here! So stop shooting!"
Feel increasingly guilty about what the minister talks about, even if I didn't know about any of it before
If the squids stop shooting, but are then shot by teammates
-"What the hell are you triggerhappy lunatics doing again!"
-Get very close to the ground because absolutely certain hell will drop
When Caleb enables communication to the Nemesis and if the minister agrees to talk to someone in charge
-Give Cho a short run-down of the talks and ask her to patch SCAMPS through
-Put SCAMPS on speakers
If Hiltorel forces pass my cover
If buck gives me the PDA with the fake interface (misreading and interpreting it as real)
-Oggle it, shocked
-"One mega-? Buck! What the hell? Do you want to blow us all to hell??"
If Hiltorel forces or drakehounds attack me
-Lunge at the attacker with a more-or-less sobbed "Why won't you just leave me alone?!?"
-Hit a random one of the buttons on the swords hilt during the first attack
-Attack with a maximum of two slashes with the sword
-try to scramble behind new cover (in darned 0g!)