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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2010, 12:21:55 pm »
"We is us. We is that which will become all." Said the Photos on the screen, the contorted, resonating voice getting an extra layer of creepy. It cut the line and walked away, onto the next task.

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2010, 01:19:12 pm »
"There is something very wrong with that ship, commander." The scanning officer who reported the ship said. "What do we do now?"

"Hmm... Perhaps it would be wise to get a more intricate inspection in. I want the GPA to hear about this, hail them." The Commander said. "Aye sir."

//Attention Galactic Protection Agency. It has come to my attention that a Photos starship has recently encountered some kind of... issue. It appears to be slightly on the urgent side, and I request a small task force come and aide in the figuring out this situation. In the meantime, I will send an investigation team to find some things out...//

Sent from a small hangar onboard the lead ship, a small shuttle loaded with a Ni'Calls robotic military team headed toward the ship, docking with what seemed to be no issue. "Switch control to manual, I don't want any... misunderstandings." Valeris ordered. What he meant was for the units to be controlled by actual beings from the ship, rather than the computer that normally operated them. That system tended to be more... malicious, than actual living beings.

When they exited the shuttle onto the ship, they were surprised by what they saw. "The damaged areas on the interior of the ship seem to be identical to those on the exterior. It's these patches of... stuff. It's living, but it's not... It's organic, but it's... not. Whatever it is, I don't like it." The squad leader reported after scanning and examining the stuff. "We'll go farther into the ship to see if we can get some answers."

"Please do." Valeris said.
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2010, 01:28:56 pm »
On the wall behind the drones, however, was creeping what appeared to be a small red and brown paste. This slime was a form of the Infection. It snuck up on one of the drones, and shot up the leg, spreading all over-and inside- of it. Within a split second, the Infection had taken control of the drone. That wasn't all. There were several of these slimes, and there had been enough to take control of all but one of the drones. This was the Infection's best trick in it's current state; the element of surprise.

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2010, 04:16:54 pm »
"What the---My drone just went offline." One of the operators said. "Mine too." "And mine..." This continued until all but one operator had spoken up. He proceeded to look around, and when he did, he was greeted with the sight of all the others come barreling down on him. "AAAAARRRRRGHHH" He shouted, and violently disengaged the system. THAT STUFF IS ALIVE!" he played the video recording from the soldier over and over, showing the infected units. "Dear lord." The Commander said. "Get anyone you can on the horn, we need some help here NOW!"
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2010, 04:30:48 pm »
The Infected ship launchd one of the infected boarding pods at the Firestar that was in command. It fired the engines to full, and carreened right into the side of the hull. The boarding pod smashed against the hull, and that paste-infection started rapidly spreading over the hull of the ship. It wouldn't be long before the crew and the ship would be controlled by the infection, except for the few lucky ones to excape one way or another. Coincidentally, the shields also managed to come online at this same time, a lucky break for the infected ship. It launched two more pods at the other two ships, but it remained to be seen if they would  make it to their targets.

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2010, 11:29:44 pm »
(("We is us." --Infected

That is simply adowable...  : 3))



Meanwhile, in a patch of space not far from the derelict vessel's location...

A GPA comms staff was disturbed from his cup of water when the sound of an incoming signal filled his ears and a new letter popped onto the holographic display on his desk. The transmission was of relatively high priority, judging from the tags that came with the message. With a flick of his wrist, the message was relieved from its compressed state and quickly decoded into an audible format. Listening to the message, the officer easily caught on to the Ni'Calls' request. Landing on his neighbor's shoulder, he seemed to ask his fellow officer several questions before restoring his previous posture and returning to the subject at hand.

//Attention NUTS units, this is GPA Sector Command. The situation has already been reported in a recent message from the local GPA outpost in the area. A GPA task force, and an accompanying Photos unit, is already on its way and will assist in the operation. If there is any need for further assistance, please contact the local GPA outpost whose coordinates are attached to this message.

Transmission end.//



Back on the small outpost, Major Taka was about to suit up when a message blared into her communicator. The reinforcements were already halfway to the location of the incident. Hanging the device back onto her belt, she typed several commands on a nearby console before passing through the door in front of her. Moments later, she stepped out of the room, revealing a Luzonian completely clad in standard piloting armor.

Next stop was the hangar. She was personally going to the site, along with several escorts. Something awfully wrong was afoot, she thought as she passed by several gates before reaching the base's fighter bay.

"Here's hoping for the best...", she sighed as she climbed onto her Luzonian variable armor and slipped into the cockpit.

Engines began to roar as the hangar doors began to fold open. With a sudden burst of speed, the ship was suddenly off the runway and soaring above the waters. Several flight checks later, she was ascending to to the void above, accompanied by three VA-2-014s.

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2010, 03:25:00 pm »
((Kitkatius, the spotlight's to you, bud! We're kinda waitin on you here.))

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2010, 01:13:58 pm »
((Is it just me, or is this dead?))
In space, no one can hear you scream unless your transmitting it on the right radio frequency.

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2010, 03:14:32 pm »
((I'm WAITING on Kitkat, but he seems to be ignoring me to his best ability. It's as if he dosen't want anything to do with this.))

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2010, 03:34:16 pm »
((Ack! Sorry about that! When I stopped posting it was because I didn't have time. And then I forgot  :-[))

//Thank you for your help in the matter, We'll be expectii-[TRANSMISSION INTERRUPTED]//

The pods impacted their targets hard, confusing the computer so much that the transmission to the GPA was cut. They hadn't expected an armed attack from the "Photos", no less a projectile attack. Those were almost unseen in modern star warfare. Though the hit to the command ship would likely be fatal, it most likely communicated with the others and alerted point-defense procedures.

"AGK! STATUS REPOST WHAT WAS THAT?" The Captain yelled over the klaxons that were blaring out the obvious message that they were hit. "AND CUT THAT DAMN SIREN, I WANT TO TALK!"

"The ship launched several capsules at us sir, and... the impact appears to be spreading." An officer announced. "It... It's the same stuff that wrecked the other ship!"

"Good god, that grime also did a number on the Photos in charge of that vessel. Can we contain it, officer?" The Captain inquired.

"I don't think so, Fleet Captain, it is spreading at a phenomenal rate. We won't be able to keep it away even if we knew how to stop it."

"Then there is only one option. Abandon ship."
//All hands this is the captain. All remaining able are commanded to vacate the ship at once. Repeat, that is an order, abandon ship. ABANDON SHIP.//

Despite the swift actions of the saptain, it would likely still be another five or ten minutes before the ship could be completely exited.
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2010, 11:03:31 pm »
Suddenly, a large curtain of light was spawned from the abyss as familiar metallic constructs began to protrude from its watery surface.

//Attention all ships...//

The transmission reached the Ni'Calls vessels.

//... this is the MRS Terasi, lead craft of the emergency response task force sent by Sector Command.

What's the status?//

The ships then began to form a brief arc around the Ni'Calls ships as they launched several smaller units to intervene in the strange ubstance's apparent "assimilation" of the vessel.

Taka and her escorts soon emerged right behind the newly arrived units. She then took the liberty of moving to the front of the group to see the anomaly in person.

"Good grief..."

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2010, 07:12:48 am »
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2010, 03:14:10 pm »
//GPA Fleet: Thank the Gods you're here!// Said the captain from the shuttle he had the luck of boarding; about half of them had made it from the quickly consumed ship. //We're holding out so far, but I can't say the same for the Command Ship, it'll need some severe overhauling after this!// The two remaining Ni'Calls ships turned on the command ship in an attempt to disable it, but to their dismay their fire was raining down on full shields! The ubersubstance must have begun to learn the workings of the ship!

//See if you can get that stuff under control! We'll handle our ship, maybe you can learn something from the wreck out there!//
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2010, 04:58:15 pm »
The Infection had spread throughout the ship, and it was pleased with it's new accusition. It was larger than the current ship it had, and considered transfering it's mass into the ship from this one. It paused on this as it's minions continued to spread.

S.S. Demolisher, Bridge
Onboard the lead ship of a Shadow fleet, a recent discovery had sent the crew preparing for battle. The commander, Ithkeros, had intercepted a Photos distress beacon, and had thought it a prime target to attack a crippled ship. Near the Infected flagship, a large, white vortex opened. Five ships emerged, weapons online. However, what they saw was the opposite of what they expected.
"Get the leader on the channel. He'll need to see this." Ithkeros said. A few seconds later, the fully armored creature appeared on the screen.
"What is it, I'm busy. This had better be good, Ithkeros!" He roared.
"Uh...your exelency, you should see this..." The Shadow fleet commander said, turning to the camera to the infected ships.
"Ok. This is bad. I just cooked up a little plan. Try to stop it there. DO NOT FIRE ON OTHER SHIPS. We will need their help if we want to handle this." Kari'u'sadow ordered, cuting the channel.

About fifteen minutes later, a small, unarmed shuttle appeared out of a wormhole in the nearby GPA outpost system.
"Attention GPA outpost, this is Kari'u'sadow of the Shadow, requesting docking permission. I come unarmed. I need to discuss this new infection discovery with you, it is far more dangerous than you know." He said.
Back at the battlefield, the Shadow ships targeted the infected ships.
"This is Fleet Commander Ithkeros of the Shadow, we have orders to attack infected ships only. We are here to help, please do not open fire on us." Ithkeros said, giving attack orders on the infected ships.
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2010, 05:09:20 pm »
"What is this madness? Aren't the shadow the enemy? Could this be a trap?" The captain thought nervously to himself. "Please open communications to the Shadow starships." //Attention, Shadow ships, your presence here will most likely be in violation of multiple terms, however, if you are willing to work with us, we will not fire.// After he thought for a moment, he added, //And if you would be so kind, please, at least leave a small bit of the infected ship for us to study.//
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