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Re: Stars & Salvage PBF - IC Thread
« Reply #75 on: November 13, 2010, 15:12 »

'Elizabeth to the Blue Crow. We are inside the bunker structure, and I'll be dammed, but it does not look like a warship at all. More like a luxury liner. Still no survivors or marks of battle, on the inside, at least. There might some problems with communications later on, so we will postpone further investigation until we receive instructions from you.'
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« Reply #76 on: November 13, 2010, 15:35 »

The reply you received already sounded a bit garbled and interrupted by static.

"Conf..mation: We have r..ved your report, a..y team. Cont..ue on mission, inv..tigate bunker str..ure."
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Re: Stars & Salvage PBF - IC Thread
« Reply #77 on: November 13, 2010, 15:38 »

'You heard it, team. Let's go' Elizabeth commandeered. 'Be on your guard, and check every single door we pass, just in case.'

 
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Re: Stars & Salvage PBF - IC Thread
« Reply #78 on: November 13, 2010, 15:41 »

Checking that his shotgun was loaded with Slugs, Evedro did his best to stay behind Elizabeth as they marched down the corridor. Hopefully at the center of this bunker would be a stronger communications relay to send messages out from.
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« Reply #79 on: November 14, 2010, 18:52 »

Initially, there weren't all that many doors to check. The corridor had no side offshoots and turned off sharply to the right before too long, then left, left again, and right once more after some more time before it seemed to reach the inner structure proper. Lamps in the ceiling provided warm yellow lighting to the hallways, and though the suits impaired your hearing of external sounds, you thought there was even music playing in the background.

Eventually the corridor brought you to an intersection, a small room with corridors leading out in four directions. It even had some quite large tropical potted plants in the corners. While you were pondering which way to go, however, you saw something approaching down the corridor to the left of your entrance point. It was far away for the moment, and looked like a shiny bronze sphere perhaps a foot across, hovering casually in the air. It didn't seem in any particular hurry to close with you, but it was approaching at what would probably amount to a calm walk if it had legs.
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Re: Stars & Salvage PBF - IC Thread
« Reply #80 on: November 16, 2010, 15:13 »

Evedro stood entranced for a moment, just watching the orb get closer. A slight wave of lightheadedness broke the spell, as he took a few steps back. "Umm, given the current condition of the ship, I don't expect that thing to be too friendly. Might I suggest we pick another path to take before it reaches us?"
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Re: Stars & Salvage PBF - IC Thread
« Reply #81 on: November 16, 2010, 15:20 »

'We're doing it by the book, Evandro' replied Elizabeth harshly, raising the gauss rifle, but still not placing the finger on the trigger. 'Stand where you are!' she shouted towards the orb, not really hoping that it would respond.
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« Reply #82 on: November 17, 2010, 08:50 »

Yurij didn't comment on the orb's nor Evedro's behavior. He just knelt in the stance, pointing with the rifle's barrel at the object, as it was closing in slowly. He carefully placed his finger on the trigger, waiting.

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« Reply #83 on: November 17, 2010, 12:22 »

The orb, quite surprisingly, came to a halt some 15 metres off. This close, you could see it wasn't a smooth sphere, but had several raised ridges covered with decorative etchings. It also had a camera lens pointed in your general direction. It did a few small loops in the air before coming to a halt, the lens turning from side to side as it (apparently) looked at each of you in turn.

"Hello," it said suddenly, in an artificial voice that still somehow managed to come across as cheerful and friendly. It also dipped a bit as it spoke before returning to face height.

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Re: Stars & Salvage PBF - IC Thread
« Reply #84 on: November 17, 2010, 13:38 »

Elizabeth blinked, heavily surprised. Of all things, she did not see that one coming.

'What are you? What are you doing here? Where is the crew?' she managed to mutter eventually, but not even half as confidently as she would want to.
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« Reply #85 on: November 17, 2010, 13:44 »

The sphere hovered in place for a few moments before dipping again as it spoke. "Welcome aboard the Morning Star. Follow me, please."

That said, it floated past you and down the corridor opposite the one you'd entered through.
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Re: Stars & Salvage PBF - IC Thread
« Reply #86 on: November 17, 2010, 14:45 »

"Umm..." Evedro began but decided to drop his complaint. It will undoubtedly be safer with Elizabeth and Yurij he decided, waiting to see their decision.
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Re: Stars & Salvage PBF - IC Thread
« Reply #87 on: November 19, 2010, 14:23 »

Elizabeth glared at the bot suspiciously. It could be simple ship-guid- for a vessel of this size, it would not be unlikely to have some of these... But of course, it could also be something far more dangerous.

'Bot, where do you intend to lead us?' she asked loudly and clearly.
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« Reply #88 on: November 20, 2010, 06:53 »

The spherical bot looped around at the question, coming back to you and hovering a few metres away. "Please direct all inquiries to ship's master Grey. This way, please," it replied.

Either it was purposefuly avoiding giving a clear answer, or it just wasn't designed to hold a proper conversation... for now, at least, it was waiting to see if there were any other questions before it headed off again.
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« Reply #89 on: November 21, 2010, 13:15 »

Elizabeth shrugged.

'This thing might want to lead us into a trap. Let's just ignore it and push on with our own search, people' she ordered. 'I apologize, but we have more pressing matter at hand now, bot.'
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