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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #60 on: July 06, 2010, 10:53:05 am »
//This is Admiral Tlekn, we lost a destroyer and another has lost their engines. We'll have to tow it for now.//

The said destroyer was currently behind another one of it's class, a tractor beam connecting both.
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2010, 03:34:44 am »
//Copy that, this is the Terasi.//

In the background of the bridge, everyone was busy checking off the entire fleet's status. Some units reported massive losses, though most others were vastly better off. All in all, the damage dealt by the rampaging menace was surprisingly very tame, considering the weaponry weilded by the ancient transport.

//It's not much to offer, Admiral, but we could arrange for repair and refueling in a station not far from here.

How about it?//

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2010, 07:49:28 am »
//Roger. Just send the coordinates.//

((Where are the others?))
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2010, 10:35:33 pm »
((I have absolutely no idea, save for Grox, as he's in the Galactic Conflict right now.))

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #64 on: July 07, 2010, 11:06:23 pm »
((So he basically forgot this?))
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #65 on: July 07, 2010, 11:18:45 pm »
((No, just experiencing writer's block.))

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #66 on: July 07, 2010, 11:27:54 pm »
((Just do a simple response to the Terasi, nothing fancy about that.))
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #67 on: July 14, 2010, 12:44:24 pm »
Onboard the main Infected ship, the escape pods were filled with the infection and launched. There was a system nearby with several planets. The escape pods were aimed for that. On top of this, it aimed half a dozen at the Terasi.

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2010, 12:53:28 am »
"Sir!", one of the Terasi's hands spat as the sensors picked up the oncoming shuttles. "Enemy pods directed straight towards us!"

"Deploy countermeasures!", the captain swiftly responded. Within moments, the infected missiles spiraled wildly off of their course as the small vessels' engines were fried by an impressive array of lasers.

Except for one.

Aiming through the flanks, one of the weaponized canisters survived the wild barrage as if to taunt the Terasi's fate. But just as the vehicle was about to make impact, a small disturbance in space suddenly made itself apparent. From out of nowhere, a massive sphere of light engulfed the infected pod as the nearby Terasi suddenly lost its power.

"Status!", the captain scrambled through the darkness to figure out what happened. But just as the nearest officer promptly began to speak, the entire vessel's systems returned to their normal state.

Outside, the bright flash has all but completely vanished, while carrying the infected shuttle swiftly along with it.



//Captain! What's going on out there!//

Taka hailed the Terasi as she and her armor lowered the salvo of missiles that she was personally about to use against the swarm of infected targets.

//Captain!//



"We're fine, major!", the captain answered back. "I don't know how, but we're fine..."

The rest of the fleet followed suit with a massive flurry of activity as everyone checked their status before swiftly retaliating at the original infected ship.

What just happened?, the captain asked himself, deep in thought. However, before he could go any further,an incoming transmission quickly took his attention.

"Sir! A message from the sample collector!", one of his aides informed him, the aura of her voice bearing a very ominous sense. "The canister..."

"What about the canister?", the captain asked the officer, sensing the report's rather negative nature.

"Some of the contents have-", she continued before being cut off by the increasingly tense yet somewhat collected captain.

"Yes?", his word filled with expectations for the worse.





"Inexplicably vanished!

The remaining reduced to ninety-nine point ninety-seven percent of the original, sir..."





"WHAT?!"

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2010, 12:40:09 pm »
"What in the hells happened?" The Admiral was flabbergasted about what just happened. "Someone, tell me where that pod went!"

"Sir, one moment it there, the second we picked up a large energy burst and it disappeared," A ensign reported.

"Admiral, I have spoken with the other AIs in the fleet. They are unsure on where the infected pod went to. It is unlikely it was a cloaking device," The Pride of Galieen's Type-2 AI reported.

Tlekn sighed, then turned to the comm. officer. "Patch a channel to the Terasi, lets see if they're alright."

The officer nodded, tapped a few buttons, then turned back to the Admiral. "Channel open, sir."

"Terasi, this is the Pride, are you alright?"
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2010, 04:52:39 am »
Back on the Terasi, the captain was still trying to wrap his mind around the series of happenings which, mere moments ago, suddenly transpired around him and his commanding vessel. Hearing of the Pride's transmission, he quickly picked himself up before facing the Admiral with a not-so-completely collected demeanor.

"Pride, this is the Terasi, we are alright. For the meantime.", the captain responded, forming his words as he went along, his mind still toxic from trying to sort out the nature of the recent events. "Scans seem to show no ill effects on the ship, or on any other vehicle within the vicinity.", he added shortly after as several video feeds in the back showed the other infected vessels in their very last moments, right before their swift destruction at the hands of the combined fleets. "With the destruction of the primary infected ship, the area will be completely free from the pathogen's threat."

"How are condition's on your side, Admiral?", the captain asked, a deeper meaning inherent in his voice. "That light just now... It seemed to have momentarily disabled the Terasi's systems, leaving all other vessels completely unaffected. If you would kindly confirm your condition, Admiral."



((Is it okay with everyone if my next reply would be a timeskip?))

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #71 on: July 17, 2010, 08:00:38 am »
Fine by me.

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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #72 on: July 17, 2010, 08:04:28 am »
((Sure))

Tlekn turned to face the ensigns who was manning the engineering station, who shook their heads. He faced the comm. officer, who also shook his head.

"Aside from blinding us, all system are still fully operational."
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Re: The Infection, Part 1
« Reply #73 on: July 17, 2010, 09:25:24 pm »
"I see... Thank you, Admiral.", the captain replied before glancing at a nearby chart showing the results of the entire operation. A sense of relief came over him as he assessed the fleet's findings. Despite taking several casualties, the operation in general was a considerable success, managing to neutralize the local situation without much damage to the unit as a whole.

"We'll see you at the base, then.", the captain returned to Tlekn, saluting him as he sent the coordinates to a nearby relay station. "It was an honor having you here, Admiral. Over and out."





Four days later...


Galactic tensions were at an all-time high as news came out of the so-called Second Battle for Yalkna, between the Galactic Protection Agency and its ally the Makal Resistance, and the heavily dug-in Perrachi Socialist Republic. Both sides seemed to have no plans of relenting as the enmity between them quickly began to spill over into local space and beyond.

Still, despite the current conflicts, none of them were as particularly bothering to a certain group of scientists, as the enigmatic substance currently being held in the deepest laboratories of a certain Shudariadne.

They were now only beginning to understand the thousandfold secrets behind the strange new material recently brought in from Sector 21. For the past three days, the ORIST's share of Article #7418965-741895623-987456321-85279-852-987456321 has been in near-zero cryogenic stasis as R&D tried to find a way to keep it active for analysis without risking contamination of the entire research facility. Eventually, they settled with using their latest version of nanomechanical-atmospheric technology to culture samples of the subject for experimentation and subsequent obliteration without agitating the primary sample. This was to avoid any chance of the parent body, which is in constant stasis, from ever evolving through the experiences accumulated by its many daughter colonies. So far, such a system has proven quite successful as several experiments, and soon many more, have been conducted without any sign of dangerous pathogenic development.

Such activities shall, in the hearts of its many scholars and workers, remain the norm within the bowels of the great city, as it has always been for the past hundred or so years of its most fragile and volatile existence. One can only hope that it will be as so, as time trudges on and the risk of failure grows only as much as the penalty of unleashing it upon the multitude of nations above its muddled yet oddly glistening surface.



Far, far away, in a patch of space unfamiliar to such metropolii, a certain captain wonders, just like many others who have equally seen that day, if they have truly, finally seen the last known trace of the one they have come to call...




The Infection...






((So, I guess that's about it for Part 1.

If anyone wants to add some more, I can move the "title drop" further down.

Oh, and Grox, in case you wanna be the one to end the RP, just give me a heads up.  :)

Been nice working with ya guys!  8)

Kudos to all of ya!  :)))