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Author Topic: Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)  (Read 1653 times)

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Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)
« on: 07/27/15, 10:15:49 AM »
Taelios shivered in anticipation, gazing down at the ice planet Hoth from aboard his Fury Class Interceptor. He bundled up in preparation, layering several sweaters and coats over his tiny form. He stared at his datapad for a few seconds, fiddling with it and bringing up his target.

The Pureblood was here, partially as a military action, and partially in the name of good business, to recover and restore a Taelios Genetech Industries power node, constructed for the Empire's use and hastily captured by the Republic. This node was critical to salvage operations in the Starship Graveyard, or so he was told, and so here he was. The "Taelios Guarantee" may or may not have had anything to do with him being here personally.

He had been in contact with Turari, and instructed her to meet him at an outpost adjacent to their entry point, and as the Sith landed on Hoth in all its frozen glory... he felt perhaps he could have layered a bit more.

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Re: Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)
« Reply #1 on: 07/28/15, 08:09:49 PM »
Turari walks back to the closest Imperial Encampment. She had decided to take a walk and check out the terrain around her. It turns out Hoth only had hostile wildlife, snow, and pirates; not exactly prime vacation real estate.

When she had originally made command aware about the offer that Tae had made to her; she was surprised at the response. Command had decided that the Sith was more than interesting considering his past association with those of the Ascendancy. Realizing that he had requested her through the proper military channels had only given them an excuse to send her to keep an eye on him.

She passed the sentries and took a seat in the corner of the common room in the encampment, and waited for him to show up. She had some idea what the mission was about of course, but she needed the full details before she figured her plan completely. She merely hoped that he brought an army. Between the pirates and then the Republic ship they had surrounded, it seems like the party of a lifetime.
Turari (29, Major, jr. grade CEDF)     Silivia Fenir (21, Freighter Captain)
Lashila Sellara (25, Grey Sith)         Harkasone Milan (29, Philanthropist)
Reill Farr(31, Silent Mandalorian)     Mystenin Felsa (26, 'Green' Jedi)
Touko Saizar(19, Turari's underling) Temple Guard #124(35, Pro Spook)
                                                    Freya Merril (?, ???)

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Re: Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)
« Reply #2 on: 07/30/15, 11:47:48 AM »
Taelios sat in wait, rubbing his hands together in an attempt to keep warm. His choice of beverage had already frozen solid, and he chipped at it with his finger in frustration. He glanced up at the entrance to the Situation Room, and set out his datapads. He set them to work, pulling up a holoprojection of his planned entry point, and slid one to where he expected Turari to sit.

The datapad in question was a detailed plan of attack. Simple enough. Taelios Genetech's droids would begin their assault as Turari and Taelios excavated a new means of entry into the power station. The pair of them would descend deep into a nearby cave system, fend off any wildlife causing issue, and then utilize a prototype heat emitter to melt a section of cave wall.

Once inside, the pair would seal the entrance to the station, allow TGI's droids to overwhelm their forces, and reestablish Imperial control. If everything went to plan, it would be easy. How often did things go to plan?

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Re: Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)
« Reply #3 on: 08/05/15, 03:51:59 PM »
"Well, you're finally here. I've been taking a look outside; an interesting planet, this."

Turari walks into the situation room, noticing Taelios immediately. Tae usually liked to stand out in a crowd, and he wasn't making too hard today either, being a small but very thick bundle of jackets. Sitting down across from him, she casually glances over the datapad in front of her.

"An attack on a power plant? Held by the republic, after we get through all the pirates, no less. Why is this specific plant so important to us?"

She shifted the rifle slung over her shoulder as she read the rest of the dossier. A mission like this was more suited to a commando team rather than someone of her training, but this wouldn't be the first time she had to make do in a different role. She'd let the Sith lead the charge though. They generally did what they did best anyway.
Turari (29, Major, jr. grade CEDF)     Silivia Fenir (21, Freighter Captain)
Lashila Sellara (25, Grey Sith)         Harkasone Milan (29, Philanthropist)
Reill Farr(31, Silent Mandalorian)     Mystenin Felsa (26, 'Green' Jedi)
Touko Saizar(19, Turari's underling) Temple Guard #124(35, Pro Spook)
                                                    Freya Merril (?, ???)

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Re: Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)
« Reply #4 on: 08/07/15, 08:40:01 AM »
"It is pretty, yes. And the nice thing about cold is that one can always introduce more layers."

Taelios wore a smile, despite the cold. As he exhaled, his breath condensed into a fog. He shook his head and cleared his throat.

"This particular power plant carries such significance because it is the primary power source for the salvage and reclamation of "Margrun's Hammer", as well as serving as a defensible location to store said salvage."

The Pureblood furrowed his eye ridges in thought for a moment, before continuing. The datapad's screen shifted to show Margrun's Hammer, and illuminated its importance. On board were the plans for an Imperial Superweapon. The position in which the ship had situated itself, however, meant that salvage efforts and extreme care were required to keep it from careening off a cliff face.

"We aren't particularly worried about the pirates, or the bulk of the Republic force. As we speak, my combat droids are clearing us a path to our point of ingress. From there, we mostly have wampas and other Hoth wildlife to worry about. So... we might not get shot at, but we will be swiped, clawed, and have things thrown at us."

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Re: Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)
« Reply #5 on: 08/14/15, 07:14:30 PM »
"Well, that's a consoling thought. Still... I wouldn't mind the idea to recover data from the station."

She went over the plan in her head, and couldn't find any potential faults in it. She nodded to Tae as she stood up, as a sign that she was prepped and ready to go. She had ample to prepare before he got here; and if the droids were already attacking it would be pointless to waste time. She laughs as she triple checks her gear, and making sure her survival kit was in it's place on her belt.

"Let's hope everything goes according to plan then. Shall we start?"
Turari (29, Major, jr. grade CEDF)     Silivia Fenir (21, Freighter Captain)
Lashila Sellara (25, Grey Sith)         Harkasone Milan (29, Philanthropist)
Reill Farr(31, Silent Mandalorian)     Mystenin Felsa (26, 'Green' Jedi)
Touko Saizar(19, Turari's underling) Temple Guard #124(35, Pro Spook)
                                                    Freya Merril (?, ???)

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Re: Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)
« Reply #6 on: 08/17/15, 12:45:25 PM »
Taelios pushed up from the table with a soft sigh. He chipped at his drink ineffectually before nodding.

"I suppose now is as good a time as ever. Our speeders await us outside."

The Sith rose from the table and made his way out of the outpost, teeth beginning to clatter almost immediately. He mounted the weather-hardened speeder and activated the unit's heads-up display before taking off into Hoth's barren ice desert.

The trip itself was only marginally eventful, as their path took them over the heads of ground troops and combat droids. Coming to rest in a small clearing, Magrun's Hammer visible in the distance, the Pureblood dismounted the speeder and set it on auto-pilot to return to base. He shed a layer of jackets and consulted a datapad to locate the cave entrance. Satisfied with his bearing, he faced the direction of travel and awaited his companion.

In view off the edge of the cliff they had landed upon were several pirates and Republic soldiers, engaged in pitched combat with battle droids- ostensibly those that belonged to Taelios.

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Re: Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)
« Reply #7 on: 09/06/15, 09:58:16 PM »
Turari watched the battle below her unfold for a moment. The speeder ride had been relatively uneventful, and she had plenty of opportunity to watch the battle unfold. She noted the performance of the droids as she turned away from the battle and unslung her rifle. She'd include the performance in her report, as perhaps it would interest Csilla. She shook her head to clear her mind. Regardless of the droids; there was work to be done the paperwork could wait.

She instinctively instituted a gear check. Her rifle seemed to be doing well enough in the cold, and the acid grenades she carried also seemed fairly stable. Worryingly, her dart launcher's small firing barrel seemed easy to clog in the weather, but she could probably make do without it. As she peered into the cave, she was greeted with a soft scratching noise. The cave was, in fact inhabited! Turari sighed and turned to her companion.

"Let's be on alert from here on in. Do we know what kind of sensors they have guarding this cave? If not, we should be careful with our weapons, and use them selectively. Other than that, I'll let the man with the sword go first."
Turari (29, Major, jr. grade CEDF)     Silivia Fenir (21, Freighter Captain)
Lashila Sellara (25, Grey Sith)         Harkasone Milan (29, Philanthropist)
Reill Farr(31, Silent Mandalorian)     Mystenin Felsa (26, 'Green' Jedi)
Touko Saizar(19, Turari's underling) Temple Guard #124(35, Pro Spook)
                                                    Freya Merril (?, ???)

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Re: Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)
« Reply #8 on: 09/21/15, 07:49:58 AM »
The droids, though outnumbered, seemed to be outgunning the Republic and pirate forces. Their formation and marching orders seemed to be funneling the opposition away from the outpost in question. The sounds of pitched combat in the distance were a low thrum, now.

Taelios tapped the 'sword' in question, smiling and offering a wink to Turari before descending into the cave.
"Though much of the wildlife in question is territorial in nature, we ought to be fine. It is likely the proximity sensors will fail to activate- temperamental, Taelios Genetech Proprietary, and occupied as it is with the 'battle' taking place at the primary entrance."

The Pureblood tilted his head inquisitively and began to sniff the cave entrance. He scowled in distaste and recoiled slightly.
"Wampas."

Taelios shook his head and removed his saber from his belt loop. He carefully tiptoed into the cave, before breaking into a light jog. The beginning of the descent was relatively uneventful, but before long, their progress forward was barred by several large, furry beasts celebrating and eviscerating a kill.

"Thoughts?"

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Re: Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)
« Reply #9 on: 10/17/15, 07:27:31 PM »
"This close together? Seems simple enough."

Turari steps forward a metal canister removed from her belt and in her left hand. With a practiced throw, she hurls the canister on point; landing on the fresh corpse. The grenade sets off as it lands, acid spewing in all directions. The wampa howl as the acid splashes all over their fur, frenzied swipes merely serving to smear the caustic substance on their hands. A few moments pass before the wampas settle from their gruesome death throes and the acid eating at the ice on the floor and walls stops sizzling and goes inert coagulating into a green puddle underneath the fresh corpses.

Turari peaks around the corner they were behind in the cavern. The pained howling had subsided and no movement had remained. She was reminded how Chiss nightvision ended up an asset once again as she swept the hall with her rifle. She strides towards the corpses, weapons prepared; and passes through the group without a second glance back. She checks around the next corner before returning to Tae, her cavalier attitude to the gruesome scene once again apparent. Her bright eyes sweep the dark tunnel as she whispers to Tae.

"Seems clear. Tunnel ends after the next bend. Got a way to tunnel through the ice and the facility's wall I hope?"
Turari (29, Major, jr. grade CEDF)     Silivia Fenir (21, Freighter Captain)
Lashila Sellara (25, Grey Sith)         Harkasone Milan (29, Philanthropist)
Reill Farr(31, Silent Mandalorian)     Mystenin Felsa (26, 'Green' Jedi)
Touko Saizar(19, Turari's underling) Temple Guard #124(35, Pro Spook)
                                                    Freya Merril (?, ???)

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Re: Hoth and Cold (Closed, Lolermelon and Turari)
« Reply #10 on: 11/11/15, 01:19:35 PM »
"Was just gonna use the lightsaber." A beat. "Just playing with you, I've got a thermal drill that'll open that wall right up."

Taelios fished around in his satchel, and retrieved the device in question. The small cube looked a little intimidating, branded with TGI's logo and designs, and resonated with a low hum. The Sith scurried around the corner, weapon away as he fiddled with the thermal drill. He, too, seemed unperturbed by the green puddle and wampa corpses, even going so far as to applaud Turari's efficiency.

"Keep me covered, huh? The heat signature'll draw in anything we missed en-route."

The Sith knelt down at the wall and affixed the thermal drill. True to his word, the heat put off by the machine was accompanied by all sorts of skittering and clawing.