Gimbles: "Damn all this bureaucracy, it always springs up at the least opportune times! Oh well, as Captain Maxwell always says, its bureaucracy that separates us heroes and upstanding paragons of justice from the lawless brigands and scum of the universe, so we'll have to comply- well, mostly."
Gimbles responds to Noxarian Control: "Roger that. Will hold position while you run the access codes. Mayfair Out." The Sad Clown
Among the junk used as chaff, the Sad Clown pulls out a hidden balloon and proceeds to inflate it (Yes, in space).“BOU'HOUHOUHOU YOU FOOLS-”“ONCE AGAIN, I, PIERRO MIMSEY-”“THE SAD CLOWN OF BOZOR-KARSEI 7 HAVE MADE MY ESCAPE-”“LET THE WHIMSEY RESUME-”“BOU'HOUHOUHOU!!!”
He shapes the balloon into a jetpack.
Onboard the SCS Avoidance, Gimbles notices the Sad Clown wearing the jetpack and turns to Biff, the other crewman: "Biff."
Gimbles: "When you released all the makeshift chaff, did you unload torpedo bay #2?"
Gimbles facepalms:"Congratulations, you've just unleashed an S-class intergalactic criminal into an unsuspecting sector. Captain Maxwell is going to be overjoyed."
Biff: "Uh, oops?"
Inside the Chimera, the pilots become emotional when they see the look on the Sad Clown face:"He looks so sad. Why are we crying? I can't see anything through these tears!"
The sad clown lands safely on the Chimera and pops the jetpack.
He then rips the communication antenna.SCS Avoidance (Lord Mercat)
Gimbles:"No, seriously I think this is like the fifth time we've done this, we have got to stop using the torpedo bay as a cell. Oh, right, we've got worse problems to worry about-"
Gimbles responds to the Noxarian Interceptor:"This is SCS Avoidance to Patrol- 21, we copy- consider it Spacefleet's honor to fight alongside you, might as well anyhow, we're going to be waiting for clearance for more than a while it seems." "Alright, we're going to pull the Maxwell Shuffle, remember even if the Captain isn't here, we, his greatest students still are- so, lets make him proud! Swing the ship Starboard 45 degrees, double time, vent cooling fluids to the port engine, and let all weapons open fire- target the torpedo array on the main frigate, and keep the Ship behind the chaff!"
A vessel of that size doesn't turn that easily but at least the engines were successfully cooled.
The avoidance rotates as much as it canbut it is not enough to be able to fire the pulse weaponry yet.
The crew prepares to fire another shot with the Ion Cannon.
Gimbles: "Ha! Scurvy your mom! We shall never surrender- you face the best of Spacefleet on this day, which is more than certain to be your last, you lawless Vagrants! Hear this, Spacebeard! In the Name of Captain Flash Maxwell, Spacefleet sentences you to execution on 13 counts of illegal piracy, 11 counts of quasi-legal pillaging, 15 counts of insider trading, 4 counts of Digital Piracy, 6 violations of being an unrepentant dick, and 1 count of.. lets if I can make this out here... crossing the line, and bringing my mother into this you asshole, that was uncalled for..." "I dunno, who wrote this Biff?"
Biff: [i]"That would be Admiral Faultworthy""Is that last one even a violation?""Apparently so, see- right here under penal code #4756"
"Huh- Well okay then that last one too then. Anyway-""End of the Road, Spacebeard!"
Unfortunately, the shot slightly misses the target and is lost in space.Noxarian Security (Battlegrinder)
The Interceptor attacks the Escort frigate but fails to hit.
It completes its movement by beginning a manoeuvre around the Pirate frigate.
It is now facing the Drop Pod.Space Pirates (Scribonius)“Arrr.... If ye be wantin a fight, then SO BE IT! All ships, fire on my command, mateys!”
The Chimera continues on its course and navigate through the junk without suffering any damage from the floating debris.
It fires a torpedo at the Avoidance...
The Chimera also fire its lasers but misses.
The torpedo hits the starboard engine and deals 2 points of structural damage. Another hit like that and the engine is gone!
(With the port side engine cooled, the Avoidance was back to its normal 22 inches of movement per turn then the torpedo took out two size point from the engines (both engines are size 4). Inducing a -2'' to movement, the Avoidance is back to 20” per turn again. If one of the engine is completely destroyed, the Avoidance will move at half speed (minus modifier, i.e. 11” minus 1” per structural damage on the other engine).. or something like that.)
The Escort fires both torpedoes at the Interceptor.."Arr, bugger off, ye bloody bastards! This be MY booty!" -2hp (6/8 left)
The four laser guns take another hp from the interceptor (5/8 left)ESF Reinforcements (NPC)
The Drop pod advances 25 inches.
Another Drop Pod enters the area!Backup has arrived for Noxarian Security!SENTINEL-144
joins the fight!
Weaponry: 2 x Heavy Laser (Use 5, 3d6 dmg each, range 14'') + 8 torpedoes (Use 4, dmg 2d10exp, range 12'') + 2 double machine guns (Use 4, dmg 2d8 each, range 8'', autogun)
CP cost does not take into account the value of the crew.
Crew includes a four men boarding party that can be deployed one at a time from the back hatch on top of the ship or all together from the main back door.Overwatch
*The marker of the First Drop Pod is missing and the one for the interceptor isn't where it should be. Sorry about that.Objectives update:Noxarian Security (Battlegrinder)
Make sure no unauthorized vessel enter Noxarian space (by reaching the left side of the area).
- Authorized vessel: None
- Authorization pending: SCS Avoidance
- Unauthorized vessels: Space Pirates, ESF Drop PodsSCS Avoidance (Lord Mercat)
Get to Captain Flash Maxwell on the planet (by reaching the left side of the area).Space Pirates (Scribonius)
Destroy or capture the SCS AvoidanceCharacter SheetsAWAITING ORDERS!