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- Posted: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 06:42:59 +0000
- What began as a simple rescue mission escalated quite quickly. The Romus that had been stranded and sent out a distress signal had received the SSV Beagle under the command of Captain Reina Maria Roses with the mission of rescuing any survivors, attempting to salvage the ship, and attempt to retrieve any information as well as attempting to acquire anything more that could help describe the situation. Upon landing, the plans were made to split up the team. The data recovery, main offensive fire team, and the three of infiltration. From the beginning losses were reported, but each moved onward.
The data recovery team failed their mission upon getting distracted first by rescuing a few that had escaped the Romus during the Hopteron's assault and were soon forced to fall back to the Beagle at the incoming Hopteron planned attack. The Infiltration team got the first brunt of this however, as both they and a small group of Hopteron crossed paths. Not stopping them though, they continued onward to receive almost freely given information and what could be taken as a threat to the citadel. The fire team had their own problems as they received a large amount of the Hopteron attack on their own. This was only the beginning however, as the sabotage of the main battery of the Beagle resulted in the blackout that let the bats overrun the otherwise perfectly protected ship.
Sabotage. It gave hints toward what could have happened to the Romus ship, and with the data retrieved from the infiltration team pieces began to fall in to place. Even this wasn't the end of the forthcoming of unfortunate events as was soon discovered when pilot Xander found and saved the Volus, Amon Juu. There was a bomb on the ship, one capable of destroying the ship. But this is all what's already been made known... what happened next?
- Maki's quick work of the battery got it back online, but not before the Hangar was devastated by the Hopteron and the manually operated guns now made inoperable by by their quick work of another platoon of the creatures. With the power back, the first thing to do was brodcast the fact that the ship were set up with a bomb at a location known to nobody, including the numerous Rachni workers that flooded the smaller corners. Naturally the first course of action was to search for it, but there would be only so much time and evacuation had to be considered. As such, after the amount of time passed the threat of the explosion, in conjunction with the Hopteron which had now infiltrated the ship and began making a mess of things, an escape order was given. All personel were to either get in an escape pod and try to land far away from the ship or more positively find a shuttle to escape the atmosphere and leave the planet to wait for assistance.
There weren't that many shuttles left, mind you. One was already hijacked, gone in the middle of the chaos by presumably those who set the ship up with the type of disaster it was in already. There would simply not be enough for everyone, and for others it was just not an option. As such, Xander and Maki decided on a second course of action; the Romus. While she had yet to see the extent of the damage, it was the only way to not only get herself out safely but also allow a safe escape for the Captain's team that made their way out of the caves~ lest she be stranded on the planet ravaged by cold and the blind demons. Thus they made their way, managing to get out safely thanks to the assistance of female security Vorcha and Elcor Bob. The trip to the Romus wasn't terribly long, and soon Maki with her legion of as many workers as she could carry began making temporary fixes to what was left of the scrapped Turian ship.
- The events that followed were hectic. Poorly aimed shots filled the sky while cannons of the ship (that hadn't been destroyed) shot at what they could that hadn't already entered the ship. Pods jetted across the sky landing in other areas of the planet while cramped shuttles took flight and began to leave the surface for good. Maki managed to get the Romus running to the level it would need to be to at least breach the skyline and get in to space but was not in any condition for say... combat or so much as a FTL jump. Those that made it out of the caves on board the Romus were barely out in time and got the perfect view of the decimation caused by this third party.
The explosion was one of such size that both the pod the survivors had been rescued it and where the Romus itself had been were enveloped in a wave of heat. The ground melted several meters to the thought to be lost solid ground underneath, creating a small lake of water which quickly evaporated in to steam. This was seen at the edges, at least. The center was filled with too much of the evaporated gas, smoke, and fire to even make it plausible to make out what was going on. A single explosion wouldn't be able to 'melt' the entire ship itself, but one of this magnitude would fry all of the systems, and if nothing else all individuals inside which now consisted of as many Hopteron as left over crew-members. The shuttles containing the main team now bridged with the Romus and are able to cross over as they drift slowly toward the Mass Relay to await rescue; offering a time of discussion and conclusion before the news becomes known galaxy wide.