alphafalcon541 wrote:Do I have control of the ESF now or what
The Drop Pods have no controls. They just move in a straight line toward their destination. You will control the soldiers once they are deployed on the planet.Pierro Mimsey the Sad Clown (???)
Pierro starts babbling to the pirates about how unfair things are but the cold heart of Spacebeard do not feel sorry for him at all!
Spacebeard and his Space Parrot react aggressively and attack the Sad Clown.
Pierro survives but fails to accomplish anything else. He ends up stuck in close combat with the Parrot.SCS Avoidance (Lord Mercat)
Admiral Faultworthy: "Alright Gimbles, let's take of business here! Consider locating Captain Maxwell to be our top priority! Fire up the thrusters and let's jam!"
Gimbles: "Yes, sir Admiral Faultworthy, sir!"
The Avoidance move forward with all speed toward the edge of the battlefield.
Faultworthy: "Remember Gimbles, we've got to wait for that clearance! The bureaucratic process must always be upheld! It's what separates us galactic hero types from the likes of mad space clowns, and filthy space pirates! As soon as we're cleared, descend to the planet below!"
Gimbles: "Don't worry Admiral, process is everything! We'll be well on our way to the Captain in no time!" Noxarian Security (Battlegrinder)
McQuain: "Foolish pirates! Do you really think we don't have contingency plans in case our ships are captured? HA!"
The cruiser remotely activates the standard Noxarian Remote Self-destruct Sequence of the interceptor.
The boarding party equips their knifes..
And butcher the ESF soldier.
They get rid of the bodies then get in the Drop Pod only to realize there is no control inside.
No way to alter the preset course of the Drop Pod.
Sentinel-144 opens fire on the Chimera and takes out another hp (now at 2/10)
McQuain moves into the cargo bay to pick up his particle cannon.
He then gets on the roof as the cruiser accelerates..
..and rams the Chimera, taking out its last 2 hit points!
Sentinel-144 also loses 1hp in the process.
McQuain opens fire but Spacebeard survives the damage while the machine guns from the Cruiser take out one hit point from the drop pod heading their way..Space Pirates (Scribonius)
The Space Pirates board the cruiser!
Their remaining vessels try to catch the Avoidance.SCS Avoidance (Lord Mercat)
Faultworthy: "Ah, of course we can't forget! We simply cannot allow those ill-mannered pirates to escape, and leave our Noxarian Allies at the critical moment of the battle can we? Well, WE can anyway, but Spacefleet will not ignore the prior documented insult of a a commanding officer's parentage! It will not stand! Gimbles, scan for all nearby Spacefleet ships!"
Gimbles: "Scanning- we are picking up three ships, sir. The SCS Runaway is currently two sectors away on break, The SCS Absconder is making a donut run at Galactic Bagel, and lets see... Ah! The closest ship is the SCS Dodgems! They seem to be fighting some kind of giant space fish or brikthulu abomination!"
Faultworthy: "Hm, well two of those are on missions too important to be bothered with, but 1 ship is good enough! Contact Commodore Winkelthorpe of the SCS Dodgems, he isn't doing anything important, so I'm ordering him to divert here and help the Noxarians fight off these blasted pirates! Also, those pirates seem to be trying to close in on us! Gimbles, play Captain Flash's theme at a high frequency- with our boosted stereo system it should prove more than capable of jamming any torpedoes sent our way!"
Gimbles: "Yes sir, torpedo jamming underway! Sending orders sent to Commodore Winkel-" Communication system failure!“Gimbles! Switch to auxiliary!!”
“Sir yes Sir!”ESF Reinforcements (NPC)
ESF Drop Pods advance..
The first Drop pod crash into the wreckage, inclicting one point of damage to Sentinel-144.
The Drop Pod is completely destroyed and the crew is killed.
(Pierro should still be on the wreckage)
The last Drop Pods continues and reaches the planet with two members of the boarding party onboard.
Two more spacecrafts enter the area and the Avoidance is hailed by Noxarian Control.“Allright SCS Avoidance this is Noxarian Control. As I was saying, I have just been informed that the Family requested to take care of your clearance request so everything has been handed over to them. Please follow their vessels and their directions into Noxarian space and until further notice.”
The little black spacecrafts move to position themselves on the trajectory of the Avoidance.