Shadows of the Universe (Sci-fi Action RP)(Started)(Closed)

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"Okay then, Let me bring up the specs." McLelland said as he started to fiddle with the screen. Three Images then popped up on the screen each of which were weapons the ship had. The first one was the STAAD-1.5 the second one was the Thornbrush II and the last one was the SpearHead V. "And here you are, these are the weapons that the ship has." McLelland said after getting the Images to appear on the screen.

Listened to the questions and then saw the ship weapons onscreen. He payed little attention to the weapons for that was not his area of expertise. "I have one question about the ship we will be using for travel; Is it protected from electronic warfare? I don't want to be in a 'dead' ship in the middle of black space floating in the ship hoping for the best." Chris inquired.

"It is equipped with the best system we could find. It would take a lot to tamper with the electronics of the ship. Besides the biggest threat you guys are going to face are animals so you shouldn't worry your pretty little head about it." McLelland said in a joking manner.

Listened to McLelland answer him and replied, "You know if there is one thing I have learned in my life is that anything is possible, and considering the firepower on the ship we are taking, I am inclined to believe top brass is exspecting something other than wild animals and poisonous plants."

"Hahahaha, What would give you that idea? This is completely off the record but the top brass couldn't tell a legitement threat if it came up and stabbed them in the gut. Ever since we discovered aliens a few years back people have been going on how they are super dangerous and what not even though they are just animals. The brass is sending you guys in with all these weapons because the colonists are scared shit-less that a little alien starfish would crush their skulls if they go too close." McLelland said starting to get into a little rant.

McLelland then took a couple of breathes and calmed down. "That was completely off the record by the way. I don't expect any of you to ever repeat that! Now if you'll excuse me I'm too old for this much excitement and I already told you the mission so Captain Kahlil can take over from here." McLelland said then he walked out the door leaving Jason by himself.

Listened to the Major rant, but believed none of it. He was going to keep his guard up and stay cautious. "Well, there are no questions I have for any of yall that won't be answered if we see combat. If yall have questions for me just ask." He said looking at everyone making sure they heard him.

Rick leaned back in his chair again. "Sooooooo... How's your love life, Capt'n?"

Rick immediately regretted asking that. Mostly.

James shrugged "The probability of some colony ship going rogue or even intelligent life is everpresent. I've worked with these systems before, if we run into problems, those would be my choices. STAADs are powerful enough to deal with any rogue colony fleet, and the rest should be adequate to turn anything else we know of to dust. Especially those Spearheads, the V is powerful enough to be the declaration and finishing blow of a war at the same time." James nodded "Ask me any questions, I know those systems inside, out, left, right and sideways."

Heard James speaking and then said "Ya, but you are just going off the fact the Spearhead can defeat any HUMAN ship or any HUMAN colony. What if there is something else in the deep dark recesses of space that has the technology to make the Spearheads look like BB guns? What will happen then? And don't take these questions as me being pessimistic, I am just looking at all angles."

Jason got up without saying a word and took up position at the front of the room. He saw the front of the room as a symbol of power and seeing as McLelland just left he was the one in power here. He then gave Rick a look "Your going to be a problem for me aren't you?" Jason said with a tone of dissapointment in his voice.

Jason then looked around the room and studied each person that was there noting how they acted. "well now that the Major is gone I am the expert here about the mission. Any and all questions about the mission or our role in the mission will go through me." Jason said in a stern voice. "Now take a little time to get to know each other, you are going to be fighting along side these soldiers and I will not tolerate someone acting like a lone wolf. I expect each person in here to willingly give up their lives for the other and vice versa. Now that we got that sorted out you may continue to mingle amongst yourselves." Jason said voicing what he expected from his squad.

Rick listened to what Jason had to say, then shrugged and addressed Chris.

"It means that we have to get in and blow it up from the inside out, Gannon. Or we could just roll over and die." Rick smirked a bit. "Have you ever seen an action movie, Gannon? They're not completely implausible, you know. Especially not in this day and age."

Rick suddenly stood up and sauntered over to the window. "Besides, the chances are incredibly small that we'll meet anything. It seems a bit doubtful that we'll even meet any animals. God's failed chupacabra prototype notwithstanding."

Smiled a little under his mask at the small joke Rick said. "That means there will be a lot of fireworks. Hey Rick, if your chupa-thingy turns out to be real AND hostile who do you think will kill it first out of the whole squad here? My money is Saryll. If she can shoot as good as she says she can then there is no way I can bet against her." He replied.

"It depends on how massive the creature is. We may have to cleanse with fire. My money's on the heavy weapons guy of the group."

Rick paused before realizing what he had implied. "Actually, not me. I'm here to take bullets for people, the heaviest I've got is a rocket launcher."

Rick scanned the room, his eyes settling on Camila. "Um... please don't take this the wrong way, but I'm assuming that you're the heavy weapons expert?"

If we meet massive sand worms of doom, I reserve rights to orbital bombard them." Jason noted, taking off his helmet so they weren't hearing the synthesized voice anymore

The Spearhead could take out an entire fleet by exploding NEAR them. It's a quantum nuclear warhead, we could make craters the size of china with have of the damn thing, and even if the enemy buildings survive, all the resources and environment of any planet we hit is glassed or obliterated at the molecular level in the space of pi seconds. We tested it on the hardest planetoid asteroid we could find, and there wasn't even anything left to analyze, the entire rock was subatomic afterwards. When you launch one of those, you aren't taking chances. What you hit with that thing is dead. Standard Lancer launcher protocols require so many authorizations or such an emergency, that I hope that we never even have to take the missiles out of storage. As for the rest of the guns, the Thornbrush grid can take out any missiles, or fighters we encounter. Hell. If we want a several acre area instantly obliterated, we can just point the grid down. We tested in on Pluto, and shattered a full 16th of the planet's ice with one sustained volley. Not precise, but effective. STAADs have been the bread and butter attack cannons for years, and we have the upgraded 1.5s that punched holes in the most armored testing targets we had after only ten short bursts. And they can cycle so that we are 100% of the time hitting target. If I had to arm a exploratory ship, like I said, this would be my shortlist." James finished his little briefing, and took some breaths, going to the screen console, and looking over the armor specs and various abilities of the ship

"I could just hit it with the ship guns. I doubt any planetary creature will survive that."

"It seems to me that you rely too much on these ship weapons to protect than your own brain to protect you. These guns can destroy worlds, but your mind can destroy anything from the smallest amoeba to the largest fleet you ever set your eyes on. It is just in how you use it. Don't under estimate the power of the human brain; these guns can be replaced if destroyed, a human brain cannot. You might want to keep that in mind the next time you start shooting things with those guns of yours James." Chris replied after hearing James explain the ship's armament power.

James looked over "You were asking what the most powerful hits we had, those are the ship guns. They're like airstrikes, only useful with a good team that knows how to use them." James shrugged

"But know how to use them, and we can save ourselves looots of putting ourselves on the line."

"Yeah, but your brain can't physically do anything. It can develop the weapons to destroy anything, but it needs to use the weapons." Rick kept staring out the window. He liked heights, and this room was very high up indeed.

"True," Chris replied to Rick, "but the mind can mentally break the person or thing wielding the weapon thus making the weapon useless. The human brain is the, and forever will be, the most powerful and dangerous weapon in the entire universe."

"Unless, of course, the aliens are smarter." James chuckled, and went back to looking over the ship specs and layout

Rick finally turned around and went over to where Pax was sitting. Despite towering way over him, Pax didn't even seem to notice or care that there was anyone there. "Hey, Pax. What are you writing here?" He wasn't really expecting an answer.

Damien held his head in mock pain. "Grahh, listen to you two going at it like an old fishmonger couple! So help me, if this keeps up, I might just have to break the Oath!" Damien shook his head and began to speak quietly, so that all listeners would has to strain themselves and thus shut up in order to hear. "Listen. Why does it have to be about killing and gung-ho, balls out, guns a'blazin' kill streaks? Sure, if it's you or the creature, kill it, by all means. But try and use the minimum amount of force, or be diplomatic about it! See if the creature you're about to turn into subatomic dust is even hostile. 'Above all, do no harm.' That's what I pledged...and I suggest you try and do the same." Damien said this last line slightly ominously. He wouldn't purposefully botch a surgery, but if two guys needed organ or limb replacements... Damien was only able to grow so many. A threat from a medic is quite a scary thing indeed.

Rick listened amusedly.

"Oh, sure. I can do diplomatic. I don't particularly ENJOY taking bullets for people. Diplomatic is good. But I don't ever recall seeing a giant sand worm have a diplomatic envoy, feel free to correct me if I've simply managed to miss it my whole life. If it is some sort of giant sand worm, I have no issues nuking it from orbit."

Rick turned to Captain Kahlil, grinning. "You're the Captain, sir, the be-all-end-all. What do you say we should do upon meeting a chupacabra - sand worm - whatever it is?"

"We wouldn't be tossing the nukes we're carrying at it unless we wanted the entire planet lifeless for a few million years." James looked back "Best bet I say is putting a Beacon round in it, or on it near the head, then a precision STAAD strike. Not as risky as fighting it personally, and saves us more ammo. Our ship cannot carry infinite, after all."

To Pax, Rick simply replied "No, I just was wondering what you're writing. If it's top secret, then by all means, keep it to yourself..."

"Oh dear, I feel like I'm back in high school..."

"Huh. I wonder what's biting him."

Rick plonked himself back down in his chair. It creaked in protest. "So, do we have anything more to say to each other, or can I go get a good night's sleep? I think we're familiar enough to not murder each other horrifically the first day on ship."

James nodded "I'm off too. I know how to operate all of these systems in combat, I'm gonna go say goodbye to my old SpecOps buddies and then get to sleep for tomorrow." James grabbed his helmet and put it back on his face, the thin visor going tinted, as he saluted to the Captian "Goodnight, Sir, if that is all."

"Ya, We can all at least keep from ringing each other's neck for until the missions are over with. Oh, and doc? If there are aliens out there, and if they shoot first, then by all means you can try to be diplomatic, but everyone else will be blasting them into sub-atomic particles. Well, I will now take my leave to bed, and do keep it down, it is a long day tomorrow and I need my sleep." Chris said. He stood up looked at Jason and gave him a crisp salute, "Commander." he said before walking out of the room.

"Any and all threats are to be eliminated, if there is in fact a giant sand worm on the planet we will be required to eliminate it. How we kill the threats is up to us but the colonists just want them dead before they will land." Jason said answering Rick's question.

"If no one has anymore questions you may go back to your rooms. Make sure you remember to think about what weapons you want to take on this mission. I will leave once all of you have left, to those who want to leave you are dismissed." Jason said.

[pardon the autoing, but Everyone leaves, trailing after one another. Big day is coming up]

The next day, James was standing drinking coffee, with a banister infront of him, and then a window which let him look over the ship in dock. He was staring over the large vessel, watching the crews prepare it, the hallway was hardly lit, so his uniform made him nearly unseen, even with his blond hair and his helmet sitting o the banister infront of him

"Alright everyone get back to your rooms, and get ready because we launch in four days so get ready. Dismissed!" Jason said as the rest of the squad left the room. As Jason was walking to his room he passed Dr. Thompson, Jason's body shook after he saw him and when Jason looked back Dr. Thompson was gone. Without saying anything Jason continued to his room where he went over the mission notes and got mentally prepared for the mission.

The day of the launch Jason got up early to put all his equipment in his bag and then headed to the hanger in the base. "WINGS this is Captain Kahlil, can the members of my squad report to Hanger three ASAP." Jason said over the speaker as his voice echoed through the base. Jason then loaded his equipment in the Pegasus that was in the hanger and then waited for the rest of his squad.

A few minutes later his squad appeared with their equipment in tow. "Everyone load up your equipment in the Pegasus and get ready for launch!' Jason ordered as his squad started to enter the pegasus. Once everyone entered Jason entered the ship and gave the signal to the pilot that they were ready. The doors to the Pegasus closed and the ship started it's engines causing the Pegasus to shake a little. The Pegasus then took off flying into the sky.

"So do you have our assignments Sir?" James made sure his shipment of super-rifles were secure

Rick looked out of the Pegasus viewport. Not a lot to see, but it was nice and high up. Rick was looking forward to this. Maybe he'd move to one of the colonies post-mission.

"I'm wondering about the assignments too, sir. Please tell me I'm not the janitor."

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