Posted June 9, 2021, 6:30 a.m. by Lieutenant Alexandra "Little Sehlat" Primage (Pilot. Grn Squad Ldr) (Melissa Aragon)
Posted by Commander Richard “Ricochet” O’Shea (Cmd Air Group (CAG)) in CIC, Current time line, calling the Squad ldrs
Posted by Lieutenant Ael Khev (Pilot, Red Squad Leader) in CIC, Current time line, calling the Squad ldrs
Posted by Lieutenant Alexandra “Little Sehlat” Primage (Pilot. Grn Squad Ldr) in CIC, Current time line, calling the Squad ldrs
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Xandra came up alongside Ric as he was finishing his comm. Murmuring so he could hear, she nodded. “I can get the squads up and out in five minutes. The fighters are ready and on standby. One fore squad and one aft of the group could help keep an additional eye out for trouble.” She smiled to see if he would suggest it to the CO or merely take it in stride and discuss it afterwards.
Bump 4.1.21 (no, not April fools lol)
Ael joined shortly. “Are we going back out?” He asked, one eyebrow raised. It’d been a hectic day, they’d go wherever ordered but Ael was slightly concerned about the continued efficiency of the squads.
-Lt Ael Khev, Apex
Ric nodded to the Green and Red squad leaders. “Yes, we are. It’s been a long day and it’s about to get a little bit longer. Let Blue and Gold Squads know they’re going back out too. We’ve got people on the Cardassian ships making repairs. I want all four squads patrolling at a maximum perimiter. Right now, the Tholians are being quiet and the Breen aren’t in the area, but I want to be ready when, not if, the decide to come back. They’re declaring war, so I want as much of a heads up as we can get when they show up.”
“Again, patrol at maximum range. As soon as you see a blip on your sensors, you call back to Mother and fall back, taking up a defensive position. Do not engage the hostiles. I repeat, DO NOT engage!!! Is that clear?”
Xandra frowned. “Max range? If we put Blue and Gold at three quarters max, then place Red and Green past that, we can double our ‘max range’ and give us a better heads up. I would recommend Blue and Red spread to port and aft. And Gold and Green posted fore and starboard. If they come at us, I’d like more than twenty minutes of alert time to the ships.” It would spread them thinner, which was a risk. But sometimes it was necessary to add a little more protection. She wasn’t sure, this time, which they wanted more… coverage, or early warning.
Ric listened to Xandra’s suggestion and then decide to stick with his original plan. “No, stick with max range. We’ve got people on the Cardassian ships and need time to get them off if the hostiles come back. We pull back and set up a defensive perimeter around the Cardassians and Olinski. Once our people are clear, we go on the offensive, if we have to.”
=^=Roger that, CAG.=^= Xandra took her squad and got into position. The patrol was silent for quite some time. And she hoped it would remain that way. Periodically she checked in with the other leaders to be sure all was well.
OOC: As an update go here to find your current orders.
((moving forward assuming the mission was given to the pilots))
Xandra moved her squad into position. Once there, she reached out to the other leaders.
=^=Red Squad in position. Green Squad, report.=^= They had taken up flanking positions on the Fleet and while Red was to the port side, Green was taking up starboard positioning. In her ship, once more in the black, she felt better than she had in ages. All the trial, troubles and issues she, and Ric, had been through lately, were in the past and it felt exhilarating being once more behind the throttles.
Port - Left side of the ship facing forward from the Bridge
Starboard - Right side of the ship facing forward from the Bridge
=/\=Green in position.=/\= Ael radioed.
Ric called out one final order to the fighters.
=^=One squad with me. Set up a defensive perimeter around the Tholian ship. Our objective is two-fold. I want it to look like we’re protecting her AND scan her as well, passively, getting as much intel as we can without appearing to. Let’s find out what makes this ship so special.=^=
=/\=On your six, CAG.=/\= Ael led his squad out and after Ric. He flew out and prepared to scan the Tholians, hoping they’d not notice.
-Lt Ael Khev
Xandra spun off around the other side of the ship to provide cover and make sure they weren’t snuck up on when Ric was busy trying to figure things out. She flipped her comm to his private channel and smiled. =^=So what are they so worried about? How much of a threat are we facing? Is this one of those ‘just in case someone says something wrong?’ or more like ‘they are planning something, we just aren’t sure what’, kinda thing?=^= She wasn’t sure just what was happening. And being left in the dark wasn’t one of the things she liked to deal with.
=^=Apparently, the Tholians got some new tech. This ship is a new class, too. Heavier shielding. . . Mother’s scans haven’t been able to penetrate any more than 5 meters inside. Skipper’s hoping with some close fly-by’s, our eyes and scans might pick up something from the exterior to give us a clue to what their hiding. My guess is whatever it is, the Breen know about it and want it bad enough to attack them..=^=
Ric paused as his eyes took in the exterior details, while making sure everything was being recorded as he passed by. =^=The Breen want it bad enough enough, that they were willing to declare war against the Federation when we intervened, so keep your eyes open.=^=
Switching back to the main channel, Ric called out to the Green Squad Leader. +Apex, your team have anything to report yet?=^=
Xandra nodded, despite Ric not being able to see her. She gave her understanding then heard the dead air as he switched channels. She turned her scanners back to the ship and made sure everything was being scanned and recorded. She swept her nose occasionally towards the ship, then away again as if merely making sure all was well. It allowed her to remain close to the ship to get more deeper readings, but also not make it look like that was what she was doing.
Red Squad Ldr
Ael called back to Ric =/\=Nothing yet. Just hoping it stays that way.=/\=
-Lt Ael Khev
=^=Staying that way would be fine, except for the fact they’re hiding something. Something new, potentially dangerous and the Breen want it bad enough that they’ll enter Federation space to get it, then have the audacity to declare war on the Federation. There’s a whole lot to this situation that isn’t adding up and I don’t want to get FUBARed by letting our guard down. Stay sharp people.=^=
Xandra made another sweep of the ship, this time running closer to the hull in a maneuver that made it appear she wanted to sneak up on the other side of the ship to perhaps catch someone not paying attention. She ran her passive scan the whole time with the telemetry heading back to the Olinski to be analyzed.
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