Fostering Friendships

Posted Jan. 14, 2021, 5:51 p.m. by Lieutenant Casela Synthi-er (Counsellor / RTF) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Surda (Chief of Security / RTF) in Fostering Friendships

Posted by Ensign Luna (Security Officer /RTF) in Fostering Friendships

Posted by Captain Zachariah Cobb (Commanding Officer) in Fostering Friendships

OOC: I’ll leave the rules at the top of the thread in case anyone else wants to join. As provided by Surda/Leonora:

“Our first game has three parts. Number one, it is a teamwork game. Everyone has been placed with a partner, which you will find on that board.” Ant the wave of her hand, a board materialized. “However each partner team is also a part of either the red team or the blue team. You will have a small light that symbolizes which.” A pile of light-up pins appeared below the board. “Number two, it is a shooting game. There are no live rounds, and no weapons other than the guns I hand out are allowed. You can keep them on you, but don’t use them.” And now for her favorite part. “Number three, there is a point system. You do not have to last the longest to win. Lasting till the end gives you 200 points. Each successful shot is 30 points. Using an illicit weapon loses you 100 points, losing your partner loses you 50. Shooting someone on the same team as you loses you 60 points. There are bonuses, but I won’t tell you what they are. I will say some people are worth more points than others.”
The board was as follows: (As decided by a wheel)

  • Casela Synthi-er and Saler (Security NE)

  • Quinn Kindle and Juliet Anders (Neither are officially here, but I’m godfathering them in. They can take it up if they want.)

  • Surda and Zachariah Cobb

  • Irida Kovacenkov and Kit Larding (Also a security NE)

  • Luna and Jonathan Kirel (RTF NE)

-The Board of Doom™

IC: It could not have been more perfect. All alone, separated from his partner by a thin, metal divider, the young man had turned at just the right moment to place his chest square in line with Cobb’s approaching shot. Bam! The man’s armour began to flash, his weapon sounding the telltale beep of a target marked out and destroyed.

“What the…” the man yelled, spinning around with his own weapon raised but unable to pinpoint the location of the shooter. Too late, at any rate, to begin the vain hunt for logic, as from the heavens came another, more powerful blow, the laser streaming into his target port and, with a digital shriek, deactivating his unit.

On their elevated perch, Zachariah turned to Surda and winked. “Good to see I’ve still got it, where it counts,” he commented, clearly very pleased with himself.

  • Captain Zachariah Cobb

Surda grinned at Cobb and nodded towards the board. Three teams were out completely, and two more were down to halves. After they had been eliminated, their value’s appeared next to their names. “It was an excellent shot, and he never even figured out where it was from. I think we can get a good group before they decide to gang up on us.”
-Surda, CoS

Casela snuck up behind her target, silently moving among that shadows, she wrapped one hand around the man and with the laser gun, placed right up against the man’s chest target, pulled her trigger. She released him and held a finger to her lips. “Shhh your dead now.” And then slipped away in the shadows of the room waiting for Saler to get his target and they moved on to the next team.
Lt. Synthi-er, CNS

It was almost too easy. Up here, on the platform, Zachariah felt invincible. Untouchable. Below him, the games participants scurried like ants while he hovered over all of them like an almighty, crushing foot. It wasn’t right. This exercise had stirred something in him. A memory - of the excitement of battle, of the camaraderie found amongst ground soldiers, rushing into the fray on their own, aching feet.

With one final glance at Surda, Cobb winked and then made quickly for the ladder once more, climbing swiftly down and, in a breath, disappearing into the fray…

  • Captain Zachariah Cobb

Surda blinked in surprise but shrugged and followed Cobb with a grin. She hadn’t expected him to run right into the middle of it all.
-Surda, CoS

Luna grind as she saw the consuler sneeking up on people. ” we need to watch put for her” Luna said. She continued to scan the feald. Watching for an opening.
Ensign Luna

He had not expected the Security Chief to follow him, but produced a wide grin at the sight. Raising his own gun and nodding into the centre of the room, he called out over his shoulder “Let’s go cause some real damage, eh?” before slipping into the shadows that hugged the left wall…

  • Captain Zachariah Cobb

Casela and Saler continued to move around the room, they found a nice little blind to hid behind and take shots at those passing by. Saler was a much better shot than Casela so she was glad to let him aim for and take out the targets from farther away. Irida and Kit were moving past, and just to mess with her, Casela shot, close, but missed, making Irida dive for cover. After a few minutes, Casela motioned to Saler. She moved farter into the darkness and a corner, putting a wall to her back, to cover him while he continued to shoot, and she made sure to look up frequently to check above them as well in front and to all sides.
Lt. Synthi-er, RTF

Irida and Kit kept moving in a zig zag, alternating pattern around the room. She hunkered down next to Kit at the side of some obsticle in the room. She watched for a moment and nodded, whispering to Kit. “Watch at 2 and 3 o’clock. Give them a 5 count and they keep popping up.” She waited and counted to five, “see. If we wait we can get them both.” She settled, taking aim and waited. She had no idea who the two officers were only that they had red badges, and she and Kit had blue.
1..2..3..4..5 and the two figure popped up again and she and Kit fired.
Agent Kovacenkov, RTF

Surprising, how effectively such a large and usually powerful man could assume the mantle of silence when needed. For the past five minutes now, Cobb had been lingering in the shadows, his eyes trained on the enemy’s back. They had a solid strategy, of that there was no doubt. But while focusing on their own prey, they had seemingly forgotten to also watch for predators.
Catching Surda’s attention, Cobb nodded for her to take the individual on the left while he made a move for the one on the right. A second later and Irida would feel the nuzzle of a weapon pressing into her shoulder as Cobb’s breath tickled her ear.
“Nice shot,” he whispered. “Shame it will be your last.”

  • Captain Zachariah Cobb

Irida froze and a shiver of apprehension when down her spine. The cold touch of the muzzle of a ‘gun’ and the soft insidious whisper of her captain startling and scary. Who would have thought Cobb was so good at stealth? She cursed softly in Russian. Wasn’t Synthi-er always berating her for not paying attention to her WHOLE surroundings. She started to turn, forgetting what Casela had taught her, and instead of spinning out of the line of fire, she spun into it and got hit most spectacularly by her captain. Irida was a good sport and overly dramatic. She grabbed her side under her arm where she would have been shot. She gasped in fake agony, eyes going wide. “Be……by…by my…captain.....uhhhhhh.” and she collapsed to the floor ‘dead.’
Agent Kovacenkov, RTF

The captain chuckled in quiet appreciation of Irida’s spectacular death throes, before turning to Surda and commenting “Why, for a moment there I thought the lass had been bitten by a pants spider! I guess these weapons truly pack a powerful punch, eh!”

As Luna watched the fight unfold she caught sight of the captain hiting onto of the other players. She went down so dramatically Luna could not help but giggle. She signaled to her partner and the pair took a few shots at the captain befor hiding back behind cover and looking for a new spot to move to that would give them a better shot.
Ensign luna

And thanks to the distraction that Kovacenkov’s amusing theatrics provided, Zachariah came very close to finding out just how powerful they were, as a shot whistled past his ear and the smell of singed hair invaded his nostrils.
Snapping immediately back to full attention, the man raised his own weapon and peered for the perpetrator into the gloom…

Kit squeaked quietly as she was hit by a rogue shot aimed for the captain and collapsed to the ground next to Irida. “This is fun.” She was a bit embarrassed that she had been hit by friendly fire, but she would live. Surda had been sneaking around to shoot Kit, but had ducked and allowed Kirel to hit her instead. He’d never been particularly good at aiming.
-Surda, CoS

“Why, they’re dropping like flies,” Cobb whispered, before moving off into the shadows once again. Quickly enough, considering the amount of attention being drawn by his current location? On that, only time would tell…

  • Captain Zachariah Cobb

Luna and her partner were back to cover by the time the captain started to retreat. She giggled deciding the hunt was on. She silently signaled to her partner as they moved quietly from cover to cover stalking the captain. She always mad sheure to looke around as she moved she was not going to get then down easily. Well not before she got the capten and SOC that was. When she had and opening she fired a few times at both the captain and Surda. Her partner copping her then they moved again.
Ensign Luna

Surda wheeled around quickly, firing off a few return shots. She didn’t hit anyone, but it was close enough anyone aiming at them had to duck for cover.
-Surda, CoS

Casela and Saler were moving around the room silently slipping from shadow to shadow, trying to block the glow of their badges as best they could. Every once in awhile, Casela or Saler would shoot of a couple wild shots into the air to discourage anyone from taking higher ground. Eventually they made their way to Surda and Cobb. Casela slipped quietly up next to them, “I am never letting Irida live that down. You took her out with style, Captain. I may start my own gossip rumor about it.”
Lt. Synthi-er, CNS

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