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Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:14 pm
by Dinosawer
After SCAMPS' message, I feel smug for a bit that we managed to pick the same plan as the senior staff.
Then, I start to hobble out, taking Caleb aside for a bit
"L-look I'm s-sorry for earlier, I didn't know we weren't supposed to tell SCAMPS and I-I wanted to know what was in those mission orders in that box..."

(( rest of conversation here ))

When I'm done talking, I decide I should do some shopping.
I sit down somewhere and browse the info on my PDA for a while.
After I've decided on what to get, I use my PDA to send an order to the armory for light suit armor, rocket boots and a cryo psy amp for my ship.

(( yeah I'm too lazy to walk over there :ghost: ))
Then I go on to send a mail to Ellie Mercer, Chief Medical Officer:
Quick question - I would like to purchase an upgrade to a cyborg leg (for my biological left leg) and to an armored leg (for my prosthetic right leg).
I know however that the medbay is very busy right now, and it's not super urgent (would like to get it done before we're let out of the ship again), so I didn't want to barge in and ask for it.
Could you let me know when it's ok for me to come in?
Saoirse Fri'leth
PS: How is Davin doing?"

After that, I hobble towards the research department or wherever I would be able to find research people.
(( GK time! ))
When I do find someone researchy who doesn't seem like they would be too bothered by me (( not that I'd know with -2 cha, but hey )) I ask them
"Er, hi, you work for the researching department, right? So I was wondering, is it possible for me to get some info on how the tech we have work?
Cause, I used to work on PSI tech myself but I got to use Tartarus equipment last mission and the stuff you guys have is so cool! The amount of power and precision the PSI pack has, and the subtle control of the electro amp, and the battlestaff! I assume that one works by using precise gravitational fields to alter it's momentum in response to the user's mental input, but the fine control and speed you guys have put into it is just astonishing! And and..."
at this point it occurs to me that it's generally polite to let other people speak as well in a conversation, and I finish with
"Er, so, I'd love to know how it works internally. I understand if it's classified, of course..."
(( I assume they'll explain stuff here ))
when they're done explaining stuff, I thank them extensively, and ask
"Er, by the way, is there some kind of digital library I can access to review this stuff? And there's some stuff I wanted to brush up on in my free time..."
(( I'm not looking for free information or something, I want her to download some books on astrophysics to autodidact on and some research papers on the PSI tech to review ))

Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:36 pm
by cuisinart8
After SCAMPS finishes talking, I start heading out, thinking of maybe doing some reading on alien weapons or just get some actual relaxation time in. Before I can get very far, though, I'm surprised by Saoirse pulling me aside. As she apologizes to me, a rueful smile crosses my face.

"To be honest, I completely forgot to tell you guys not to spread that to SCAMPS, so consider that slip-up on me. I was curious, too, anyway- if you hadn't asked, i very well might have!"

Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:46 pm
by Dinosawer
Oh yay he's not angry at me!
"Kind of rude of the captain to throw us under the bus like that... I mean, he has his box, no need to lie to SCAMPS any further. Or do you think someone pretended to be the captain when he asked you like SCAMPS said?"

Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:36 pm
by cuisinart8
I maneuver us out into the hallway to lessen the chance of SCAMPS hearing.

"Hmm...well he sure seemed to act like he should if he was the Acting Captain when he talked to me. He had that military air about him, you know- and he seemed sincere. Not sure why he's working so hard to keep SCAMPS out of the loop, though." I grimace. "Gives me a bad feeling, having command authority being at odds with each other. That kind of thing...doesn't go well." I try not to let it show that I know from experience just what it can lead to.

"I figure if he's keeping it from SCAMPS, it's something that SCAMPS would try to interfere with...or maybe you're right, he's rogue, and the orders are something Tartarus wouldn't like us doing. Either way, something's up with all this. I don't like it one bit."

I consider for a moment before quickly glancing to make sure nobody is within earshot of us and leaning in to whisper. "Hey, would you mind keeping an eye out for anything strange? Especially regarding Maluk. I'm not asking you to go out of your way, but i don't trust the higher-ups at all and I'm worried this won't be the only time we get thrown under the bus- and that the consequences could be worse next time."

Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:01 pm
by Dinosawer
I briefly entertain the image of me sneaking around the ship like a spy in a movie, before nodding.
"Sure. Makes sense, even if Malik's just stupid, there's still at least one mole running loose...
And yeah, we have little reason to be happy with the management, even if we ignore the box thing.
... Like for sending us out again in a few days while I'm still hobbling around on crutches. I should go get that fixed, and buy some equipment.
Oh! That reminds me, I promised to pay you back for those syringes I used from you. I think you were knocked out when I did, but still
2 syringes, so 2 times 200 is 400 creds."
I take out my PDA and transfer 400 creds to Caleb.
(( I already did that long ago in the Armoury thread, now just in rp ))

Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:06 pm
by outlander
Well, that was...acceptable.

"I hope we pick up some pasta on Fuhodo station. We've been without a proper meal for too long," - say to nobody in particular.

Head out, and go to the Engineering. Once there, locate Mara and tell her she's got her power supply.
Tell her I'd really appreciate something long and sharp attached to my CASKET to be used by my tentacles the next mission - before we work out how to get stuff for my cutlass design.

Once finished talking to Mara, walk around the ship, looking for opportunities to do noodly things for people in need - especially in sick bay and living areas.

Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:07 pm
by cuisinart8
I start slightly, surprised that Saoirse is paying me back. "Oh! You didn't have to, but thanks! This'll let me keep stocked on meds for next time. I'm no Gearhead, but then again you don't have to be a cybersurgeon to use a syringe.

And yeah, it's pretty clear that Command very much doesn't have our best interests at heart. We're going to have to look out for our own, even against them- hence all this about Maluk."

Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:32 am
by Dinosawer
"Hey, fair's fair. Besides, we can't have you running out of money to buy guns because you keep buying syringes to keep us all from dying, right?", I joke, oblivious to the fact that this may be a sensitive topic.
After a short awkward silence, I realise I don't really have anything to say anymore.
"Sooooo, er, I guess I should go do some shopping then. See you later!"
I try to give Caleb a wave only to remember I'm standing on crutches, give him a smile instead, and start to hobble off, feeling pretty good about myself, while softly whistling an upbeat tune.

Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:26 am
by 0111narwhalz
I put up my PDA and stroll out of the briefing room and down the corridor, looking strangely at Caleb and Saoirse as the latter leaves before heading to the medbay.
Once there, I address the nearest non-uninterruptibly-busy medical-looking person.
"Hey, so I found these things in the catalog." I show them the PDA with the augment catalog screen. "I know you guys aren't exactly in tip-top condition, but do you think I could see a little more? I'm particularly interested in this phase mesh thing."
When they tell me that the medbay is quite broken, I offer my services as an engineer.

Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:55 am
by Cha0zz
Go find Crank
Mr Crank sir, could you go now introduce Bob-boss to Brice?
Bob still want work
*smile at toothy smile*

Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:11 pm
by TotallyNotHuman
I walk out of the conference room alone, thinking about what to do next.
Not much you could do now as a soldier. Maybe head to the sickbay? There's probably always people in need of help there.
Make my way to the sickbay and ask the staff if any help is needed.

Re: REKT: The Nemesis (Battlecarrier)

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:18 pm
by cuisinart8
I force a quick smile, having spaced out somewhat when Saorise had mentioned losing teammates. "Later, Saoirse."

As Saoirse leaves, I decide to try and read up a bit on various topics- it'd be useful to know more about the aliens around here and their tech. Lack of knowledge on that front almost prevented us from using the AA guns on Nanyej, and I promise myself that I'll do better for my squad next time.

I try to find a crewmember to ask where I'd be likely to find the ship's librarian and follow their directions. When I find Anelle, I introduce myself.

"Are you the ship's librarian? I'm Caleb, from Beta Squad. I was wondering if you had any material left about hiltorel weapons, the hiltorel themselves, and this cluster- like hiltorel culture, or the history of the cluster and possible big players here."