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Offline Visas Marr

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Re: Kamper
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2018, 06:37:02 PM »
<Impound Yard>

Using those built in senses her race carried, Visas weaved her way through the hangar virtually defying logic for someone to see this woman with the covered face, blind to the visual world, not bang her head on some protruding part of a ship or other unseen object that might have interfered with her progress. With those senses guiding her to the nearest life force, after traversing up several flights of stairs she was soon making her way along the platform to bring her outside the Control Tower door. Stopping for a mere moment, listening to some idle chatter within, two men complaining about their wives. Typical, she thought. They would be distracted for the time being, either facing one another or looking outside into the Yard; either way it didn't matter.

The only thing right now that could block her entry, was if there was by the worst chance a biometric sensor to open the door. Not that it'd hold her for too long, Visas didn't need that kind of delay, not now. Quickly running her gloved hand around the door frame, then either side of it, she found what she was looking for as obviously Calipsa hadn't changed in several thousand years, they were still as negligent as ever regarding security, thinking no one would dare to challenge them.

A small pad to the left side of the door only needed pressing for her to open it, it did so with a hiss of air. That action in itself alerted the two controllers forcing them both to swing around to see who it was invading their domain. Visas had already probed their minds to test if they were resistant in any way to her 'charms', finding them as weak as new born babes. Before either man could speak, she pressed upon them, knowing her influence for now was rather flimsy, the pair of them might well recover as soon as she left. "The light freighter Last Starshine needs clearance to depart, see to it please."

The look on the faces of both control men was that of confusion, if only for an instant. Somehow she had managed to convince them she was something else, a high lady of the House. Visas didn't have a lot of time, she knew the moment they gave that clearance, she'd have to either knock them out or worse.

"Yes my lady, immediately." The older of two told her, then transmitting the departure signal to the Starhsine, with a holographic message informing Tobias in the ship. When that time came he made his reply, that was the moment she 'had' to leave.


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Re: Kamper
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2018, 09:36:44 PM »
<Holding Facility>

"Oh now that's not the spirit, kid. That's just quitter talk." Zhug commented, liberating himself an E-5C repeating blaster rifle just in case.

"Can we just get going already? We likely have several dozen guards on their way." Sabe demanded.

"Well then by all means, lady. Sheesh." Zhug replied. Sabe rolled her eyes and took the lead to the turbolifts, hitting the call button to summon one to them. She then waited rather impatiently by it once it arrived for everyone else to board. Zhug brought up the rear for the moment, leaving Myn to stay close to Laya.

"Captain, the Nomad is on its way to you now. But it wasn't exactly unnoticed..." Tobias said over the comms.

"She can handle it. Just get the other ship out of here now." Zhug said, "I hope you two know how to operate guns on a ship, we're going to have a bumpy ride out of here."

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<Impound Yard>

As soon as he got the all clear, Tobias acknowledged it, and the Last Starshine lifted off. But at the same time, so did the Astral Nomad, as if the two ships were bound together through some unseen link.

The controllers were now confused and trying to figure out what to do, but their confusion not only gave Visas an escape opportunity, it meant that the two ships were free to go.

"The Nomad will wait for you by the roof, and then home in on the Cap'n. Just get on board and hang on. I'll see you back at the barn." Tobias said over the commlink. The Last Starshine made its way up into the traffic, getting lost in the buzz of the skies while the Astral Nomad dutifully waited with the ramp down for Visas on the roof, hovering just low enough for her to board quickly.

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Re: Kamper
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2018, 04:06:28 PM »
<Holding Facility>

 "Ah be no quitter, jest cautious." Laya certainly wasn't, damned be if she'd still be free if she was; there were just those rare moments in a young woman's mind when a seed of doubt might creep in. As quickly as the conversation ended, she pushed those bad thoughts away, focusing on their mission; which now consisted of getting their captive away and free. "When we be havin some free time, ah can tell ya about the Last Luck, Jago's corvette. Guns ya say, more guns than was decent and we each had five to operate at a...." She trailed off realizing she was going to start babbling again. "Move it." She nudged Harik in the back for him to follow Sabe and Zhug, Laya bringing up the rear. Now was not the time to look back.

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Re: Kamper
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2018, 07:03:21 PM »
<Impound Yard><Nomad>

All those years asleep had really done nothing to dull her skills, almost as if she were awake only yesterday before the end. Visas made a note to herself to write something down on the subject as surely in time others may want to study the effects of such a long term spell in stasis. "I'll be there." She replied quickly leaving the confused men behind her. Visas did of course ensure they had no recollection of her even being there just to be sure.

Up on the roof she could 'feel' the vista of Kamper, not the prettiest city in the galaxy, but then it wasn't that bad either. Such a pity really they were to leave so soon. A job was a job though, no arguing that. In the midst of her thoughts the Nomad appeared, she felt the rush of its engines before anything else. Knowing exactly where the ramp was she leaped aboard with her momentum taking her forward well inside. Now they only had to find the others. 

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Re: Kamper
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2018, 01:32:19 PM »
The Astral Nomad duly followed the homing beacon on Zhug to where the group was just arriving, on the rooftop of the holding facility. Just as it did for Visas, the ship entered into a hover and lowered its ramp.

"C'mon, c'mon! They're not far behind, look!" Zhug said, pointing, but the howl in the distance was clear as day.

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A group of TIE Fighters, as well as the angular shaped Manta Assault Fighters used by the various Tapani factions, were already racing towards their position. Behind them, a squad of Calipsa guards were hot on their heels, firing their blasters wildly. Sabe spun around to backpedal and fire back at them with her E-11.

Inside, on the comms, a haughty sounding voice came over the comms.

"Unidentified transport, this is Kamper Control. You are ordered to stand down and surrender or you will be destroyed. This is your only warning."

Zhug clambered just halfway up the ramp before taking a knee and laying down suppressing fire with his heavy blaster rifle, blaster bolts spraying into the door behind the group to keep the Calipsa guards from advancing any further.

"Get on, one of you take the top guns, the other take the bottom. Harrik, you're with me in the cockpit. Shift it, c'mon!"

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Re: Kamper
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2018, 11:50:06 PM »
<Holding Facility to Nomad>

 Not needing to be told in any uncertain way, Laya bounded up onto the ramp with a twisting rather weird approach almost as if she were airborne in her flight. As she was a meter or so from her feet touching hard metal, the blaster she had been given by Zhug barked out several times, taking down two of their pursuers with almost perfect head shots. It wasn't what she was aiming for of course, and the image of those hapless guards seered into her brain, it made her shiver yet she had no control over her instincts for survival.

 Still at the run, she said nothing, speeding up through the bowels of the ship to find an upper gun position as directed. She slammed into the seat fastening herself in, hands on the controls it felt so natural. The power up was felt right through her body and only just in time as the first screaming Tie fighter was lining up on the Nomad. Laya clipped the coms set on just as quickly, a second before the Ion cannon spat out from her hands more or less, splashing that craft in a violent explosion. The turret whirred around at her deft handling, this was of course the very same unit fitted to Jago's corvette and she had skills in that at least. Laya worked silently, she wasn't like some of her old crew who would whoop and holler every time they scored a hit; she was methodical in what she did. She lined up again, this time on one of the Manta fighters, her blasts missing three times as the pilot was able to jink around almost anticipating her moves; Laya had already worked that out by the time her fourth and fifth shots barked out, she aimed in front of the fighters trajectory, catching him in a cross angle that tore into his upper fuselage, almost breaking him in two. "Can we get out o here." She yelled over her coms.

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Re: Kamper
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2018, 06:09:30 PM »
<Astral Nomad>

As good as she was Visas could very well be a liability in a gunners seat. Yes she can sense objects, people and her surroundings much like the sighted, though operating a gunnery system with those senses at speed was fraught with far too many obstacles and she wasn't about to even attempt it. "I'll go with you to the cockpit if you don't mind, I'd be of more value there than anywhere else." She was also unarmed, other than her powers which she wasn't about to go advertising at this present time either.  Visas left the ramp promptly at that point, heading forward.

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Re: Kamper
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2018, 01:44:19 AM »
<Astral Nomad>

"Alright, c'mon up, let's go!" Zhug said, dropping the E-5c and clambering into the pilot's seat. He disengaged the autopilot and started blasting for the open skies while the TIEs and Mantas gave pursuit. Sabe bolted for the turret access ladder, dumping her gear on the deck and slid down the ladder to man the ventral guns.

Already they were down a TIE and Manta by the time Sabe got her bearings. Though she was a talented shot with a sniper rifle, her skill with the ship's gun turrets was less than impressive, as the Imperial and Calipsa fighters easily dodged the double blast of a crimson and a sapphire bolt that spat from the cannons every time she pressed the firing stud. But it did keep the fighters on their toes, as the streams of green bolts from the TIEs and red bolts from the Mantas were failing to connect as the Nomad weaved around the traffic lanes.

Up in the cockpit, Zhug gripped the controls tightly as he was trying to avoid both getting shot down and ramming some of the more lumbering ships in the skies around them.

"Ah karking hell, people, move!" Zhug shouted at the transports. A TIE Fighter was not so lucky and slammed into the bottom of one of the larger transports.

"Alright, as soon as we're clear, we need to jump out ASAP. Get the navicomputer to plot us a course so we can make the jump to lightspeed. And watch the shields, those Mantas have ion cannons." Zhug said, just as he suddenly rolled the ship hard to weave between two container freighters. The fighters were still in hot pursuit as the Nomad broke free of the atmosphere and was now in space, only to be met by a Nebulon-B frigate in Calpisa colors moving to block their path

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"Oh. Oh yeah, that's bad. We need to leave. Now. Also, hang on!" Zhug said, pushing up the throttle to push the freighter even faster, closing the distance on the frigate. Green bolts were already starting to reach out from the ship as its turbolasers and laser cannons came to life, but were moving too slow to catch the speeding freighter.

"Closer?! Are you out of your mind?!" Myn shouted.

"Kurabass! I can't hit a thing with these guns!" Sabe growled, having not been able to score a single hit on any of the TIEs or Mantas. Worse, more Mantas were launching from the Nebulon-B to join the fray.

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Re: Kamper
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2018, 06:25:47 PM »
<Astral Nomad>

'Thump, thump, thump!' Laya's gun were pumping out a melting stream of fire. If it missed something, she certainly did an excellent job in running up a screen of defensive fire just to be sure. The problem was she was getting over eager barely taking her fingers off the fire control to give the gun system a chance to reconfigure after each successive barrage. It could only sustain so much energy, if it wasn't the fire control system itself, something else was likely to go against her in the madness she had seemingly little influence over; it was the force and she had no idea what it was doing to her.

Then the inevitable happened. A loud crack just to her left below her feet, the acrid smell of something electrical blowing up, sparks showered her legs and when she looked down the main lead into the directional servo motor had fried. "I'm out!" She yelled over her coms. She could still fire but her turret was locked in a forward upwards position.

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Re: Kamper
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2018, 12:22:32 AM »
<Astral Nomad>

"...I just replaced those things! I am sending that tech a very strongly worded message after this!" Zhug shouted, mostly at himself, at the news that one of the gun turrets just died.

"Hyperspace calculations are done. Can we go already?!" Myn pleaded.

The freighter executed a roll before zipping between the two sections of the frigate. Zhug then pulled the lever back and the stars reeled backwards until becoming a solid blue field and the Nomad was safely away to hyperspace.

"We're going to jump around a bit before we head to base. Why don't you all take a load off and kick back in the common area." Zhug said, waving towards the cockpit door.

Sabe was already waiting, glad to no longer be shooting something she couldn't hit anything with. Myn paced around for a moment before finally pointing at the three women.

"Just who the karking hell are you people?! I've seen Black Sun hit squads with more subtlety than you all." Myn finally demanded.

Sabe glanced between Visas and Laya to see who would handle this question.