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Posted Jan. 11, 2021, 11:08 p.m. by Fleet Captain Kelly Bordeaux (Commanding Officer) (Kate O'Neill)

Posted by Commander Garinder’Jen th’Jir (Executive Officer) in Bridge Main Sim

Posted by Lieutenant River Styxx (OIC Marine) in Bridge Main Sim

Posted by Gamemaster Deus Ex Machina (GM) in Bridge Main Sim
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Ashlynn responded =^=Commander, we learned that there are multiple trade routes in this area that all end at a place called Base 5. This route is one of the furthest out and thus is not as protected. The Captain of the Curiously Strong indicated that it is believed that the pirates are camped out all along the trade routes, and they never know when they are going to pop up so to speak.=^=
CMO

Jen looked toward Odinson as Mardusk called him. =/\= Mardusk to Odinson. Hope you have your new team put together. I think Skipper ‘You want a bad idea? I have your bad idea right here‘ just activated them. Oh, and you have about two minutes to find a transponder capable of being tracked and hidden on a her person. Meet in the shuttlebay.=/\=
Mardusk, CoS

“Who is available to task?” Jen inquired. The other conversation could wait. If the Captain could do something unconventional like traipse off to a pirate ship then so could he.

=^= Jen to Engineering. Mr Drake. I need you for something .. sensitive. =^=

=/\= Drayke here… would you like me to meet you on the bridge sir? =/\= Jacen asked, curious as to what Jen would need.

=^= Jen to Lt Styx. Please report to the Bridge. =^=

Jen, XO

A small smile crossed his features. This was something that would either get him fired or well, only almost fired. =^= Mr Drayke. How long would it take you to build a cloaking device for a runabout? =^= He knew there would be questions around that, though to those he had answers.

=/\= Legally speaking I cannot make one of these, but theoretically, speaking… 8-10 hours? Do I need to ask why or should I just go la la la really loudly until the SIS comes for me?=/\= Drayked replied with a swagger and mirth that often came from him.

=^= We are technically nowhere near the Romulans whom the treaty was made with. Anything made can be quietly stowed when we get back. =^= It did bother him that it seemed that everyone else could deploy one but they, but that was secondary. They needed an edge here. Jen sighed inwardly. This was a survival option. =^= Chief, we may not have the available tech, I know. I’m looking at a stealth technology that will give us an edge here against their sensors. Start small and work up. I don’t mind that the Atlantis is a big flashing light for all to see, but I need options to be stealthy. Get science involved too if you need to collaborate. =^=

=^= Acknowledged Sir =^= Came River’s reply. Moments later the stern Marine CO appeared on the bridge. She looked for the XO and walked towards him. You wanted to see me sir” she said respectfully

Lt Styxx (Marine OIC)

“At ease,” Jen said automatically, his eyes flickering over her uniform in what was again another conditioned habit, of inspections. “I did,” he continued. Half swiveling to the main viewscreen that had four different screens up, two of them with tactical information flowing along a margin. “That,” he said, “Is this sector’s equivalent of a pirate ship.” He said that with a tone that suggested he didn’t quite believe it. “If you are not aware yet, they attacked a freighter. We chased them out here and are in a bit of a stand off. We have them, and they surrendered, but we are not in any authoritative position to do anything about it, having been swept into this region where Starfleet is far far away. They are,” Jen paused. How much was necessary to say? “They are offering help to us in effecting repairs. Somewhere in this asteroid field is their base.” His lips curled into a thin smile. “How would you storm a Carrier? Or would you?”
- Jen, XO

River’s uniform was immaculate as expected the only addition where her side arm holstered on her belt along with a sheathed knife. She looked at the screens and thought for a few seconds “If I didn’t have good intel i wouldn’t, I’d send ten marines in and lose eight. However if I had good intel” she said a sadistic smile on her face “then the fun would begin. I can think of three ways to do it. The first is, I would beam marines in EV suits onto the hull of the ship to either cut through the ships hull with cutting charges, or get in through access hatches. By the time the crew of the ship go suited for an exterior fight we would already be in and causing havoc. The second would be if I could secure the hanger I would send marines in with heavy weapons teams on shuttle to secure the hanger and fight through the ship form there. The finale way would be beaming marines into strategic areas of the ship to take them, the bridge, engineering a so on.” She said simply she would need time to plan any of those assaults but that is what she would do.

Lieut Styxx (OIC Marines)

Drayke, CE

OOC: Not forgotten about you .. just ran out of time today but wanted to get the engineering portion started. More later .. Gene

Bump to keep it active

OOC: Don’t forget there is over two thousand people over there.

GM
OOC: How many were there on the death star? How did that go with them? <G>

Drayke, CE

OOC: He can’t build a classical Alpha Quadrant cloaking device. He perhaps can build a device that would hide a ship from this sector’s scanning methods.
Luke
OOC: Oh where’s the fun in that <G> .. Gene
OOC: I could let you build a wormhole device back to Federation space too… but where would the fun of that be too???

He turned again to Styxx. “Scans show there is a significant crew over there. Not quite your stealthy privateer that would prey on an occasional freighter. A ‘pirate’ could not afford that much crew.” He stabbed a finger at the screen where the irate ship was displayed with data scrolling down the side on its status. “That with their fighter compliment could pillage a whole city, moon. What would they be doing going after a little freighter? That is, to use a Terran term, peanuts.” No, they’d not be ‘taking’ it but if things went bad they may need to extract people. But he wanted to know more.

“What are your computer skills, Lt? Experience in covert ops?”
- Jen, XO
“Any size crew can be dealt with easily if you know the right way to do it, gas in the environmental systems, a bomb on the warp core, an electric pulse that knocks out the whole ship. etc,etc, but you’re right these priates are more like privateers, probably one political rival trying to take the others out discreetly, then blaming it on pirates.” River said restfully the sadistic smile still on her face.

“As for my computer skills I’m ok but I can always bring an engineer if i need to. As for covert ops” She paused “Officially no, unofficial I’ve been taught a thing or two and not all federation tactics either. A couple Romulan friends taught me a few things” she added before looking at the screen “If you need me just say the word” she added.

Lieut Styxx (Marine OIC)

Jen took that in. “I’d like you on that away team,” he said, casting a look toward Odinson. “You have a good field record and know what a combat unit looks like, and what skaggy troops look like. And you know how to talk to soldiers. I want you over there to see what that ship is like. What kind of condition is it in inside. What are the troops doing there? Is the crew typical ‘pirate’ or is it a military operation pretending.”

“Mr Odinson, do you have any objections to this?”
- Jen, XO

“I agree, that going after a small freighter wouldn’t make much sense for a ship with those combat capabilities, unless there was something on the freighter they desperately wanted,” Odinson added. “But as I mentioned, Cmdr., having government backing or a very powerful patron would allow pirates to have a ship with fighters. It could be something akin to the Orion Syndicate but on an even grander scale.”

“I agree. To hit on something that small has to indicate a prize equal to their using a carrier to do it.” He pondered that while looking at the screen.

The CIO paused before returning to a previous topic. “As far as a cloaking device, sir, the USS Wolverine employs a holographic projector which is able to disguise that ship in many different ways. If I search my personal files, I may be able to find the specs for that device. I believe Mr. Drayke may be able to put something like that together, not big enough to disguise the Atlantis, but a small version should still work on a shuttle or runabout.”

OOC: That you probably could design given time.

“That is something worthy of a second look,” Jen said with a nod. It was a good option that could be useful in more a venue than just this, he thought.

OCC: Pasting this in from the shuttle thread.

IC: =/\= Mardusk to Odinson. Hope you have your new team put together. I think Skipper ‘You want a bad idea? I have your bad idea right here‘ just activated them. Oh, and you have about two minutes to find a transponder capable of being tracked and hidden on a her person. Meet in the shuttlebay.=/\=

=^=Odinson here. Official announcement for the team has not been made, nor have those lucky ones been notified. But we can be ready. I’ve also got a transponder that should work. It’s not the most pleasant, but it is effective. On my way.=^=

D’vash looked the XO questioningly if he was free to go.

Odinson (CIO)

Jen sent Odinson a wry smile. “To add insult to injury, if you are going on a trip and people are asking for wish lists I have one of my own. You don’t have any kind device that may access their computer systems so we can hack in and find out who is behind these … simple pirates?” He was going to ask what the mission was but it sounded like Odinson was as in the dark as he right now. “Do your thing, commander.”
- Jen, XO

GM

Tapping her comm badge, Kelly opened a channel to the bridge. =/\=Commander we are departing in ten minutes. If we do not report back within standard protocols feel free to promote Leroy Jenkins to command.=/\= Kelly had not worked with her XO long but few in command did not know the acronyms FUBAR, WTF, TARFU, and SNAFU and what they stood for. She doubted her new pirate friends would understand if she had to report to Jen that Lt. SNAFU was operating as expected but Kelly hoped that Jen would know and understand her covert order of promoting Leroy Jenkins. Leeroy Jenkins was slang for a person or thing that causes everything to go wrong for everyone else, usually in some extraordinary fashion much like his cousin Murphy and his laws. Kelly knew that this mission was a gamble but if it didn’t pay off, Jen had her blessing to take down anything or anyone to get the crew home.

Kelly Bordeaux CO


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