2366USS Athene : struck by lightning
- Sep 22, 2004USS Athene : struck by lightning
Scene : bridge USS athene
<snip from Ruud (post 608)>
"Captain! Incoming emergency transmission from Outpost 721!
[This is the United Federation of Planets StarFleet Outpost 721 to
anyone who can receive this message. We are under immediate threat.
Thirty Telmarc warships have entered our sensor range on an attack
vector. Please respond. We require immediate assistance! Repeat! This
"Turn that off."
"Captain, sensors confirm... the Retribution's course will take them
directly to Op 721."
<End of Snip>
Teel'a was shocked, while they where here struggling to safe the
Horizon it seemed this was all just a distraction. Her fur stood up
and made her look taller, her ears where folded back to her head and
her lips where curled up in a astonishing growl showing her pointy
predators teeth. Teel'a was furious and she looked even more dangerous
then she did normally.
She snapped to the commander "We should get her, we should chase the
Retribution. If she manages to join the Telmarc strikeforce the
outpost will have no chance."
Doon hesitated a moment "Not yet ensign, we first have to clean up
things here. Lt `n Galeda, gather all data we have on the
Retribution, her designated course, speed, damage we have done,
tactical analyses of the fight we had with it, the whole bunch. I
want it yesterday, understood ?!?"
The android looked puzzled "But sir, yesterday is already passed, I
can not complete an order yesterday that has been given only today,
only by using the warpfield coil to create a temporal-distortion we
could go back in time and then I could give you the data I have
gathered today yesterday, but in the current..."
Doon stared at the ceiling while Kallesin kept talking "Enough
babbling Lt, I didn't meant that to be taken literaly, it was in a
matter of speaking, a proverb."
"Ahh, I see, understood, Sir, I will get all data as soon as possible."
<Snip from Ruud post 609)>
"We'll follow as soon as we can," Rudolf said. What else could he do?
As much as he wanted to be there right now, he simply couldn't do
that. In fact, with the ship's current shape, it wasn't even certain
they could get there at all. At any rate, they first had to deal with
the attackers here. He took in the readouts on his arm rest. "Helm,
attack pattern Criss Five. Full impulse. Be sure to keep our port side
away from the enemy. Hey..." He noticed two blips coming their way.
"Two of the Athene's Raptors are engaging the second vessel," Mara
confirmed. "Our target is making a run for it."
"Engineering--" Rudolf started, but this time it was Fred who cut him off.
[I know, captain, you need more power to the engines. We're on it.]
"We're gaining," Aleem-Ok said after a while. "Five seconds...
"Fire all phasers," Rudolf ordered. "Use the quantum torpedo when the
Teel'a was following the flight patterns Amadrene was taking the
Athene through on her console. Left, right, back, left again, Teel'a
felt her stomach follow the spins and turns just a little bit to
slowly and she was feeling nauseous.
Amadrene diverted her attention between the steering of the Athene and
guiding the Raptors to battle.
<tag to Gere >
<Snip from Ruud , USS Yeager (post 611)>
Tactical, alert the Profit wings that they will remain and continue
the diversionary operation... and while you're at it, give the
scuffing StarFleet pigs a parting gift."
The acknowledgements of her orders chorused back to her, and she
steeled her emotions as the Retribution turned upward and jumped to
warp, leaving behind a spread of photon mines for anyone who tried to
<End of snip>
Suddenly she noticed the Yeager blasting a torpedo at one of the
Telmarc ships. A bright flash was shown at the mainviewer and a
silent drifting Telmarc battleship was out there.
The second ship however was still chasing the Yeager! "CSS Manticore
on attack course to the Yeager, Sir" she announced. It is powering up
weapons-systems., she is withing our range."
"Engage the Manticore, ensign An'allein. Protect the Yeager at any cost."
Teel'a plotted in a attack pattern and diverted the data to Pellew so
she could steer the Athene in the right position for Teel'a. "Photon
torpedo's armed, forward phaserbanks ready."
"Torpedobay one, firing torpedo's now !!" Immediately the
photontorpedo's left the torpedobay... only to detonate almost
instantaneously. An strong back draft rocked the Athene.
The android raised his voice "Hullbreach at deck 13, damage
repairteams on route to damaged area's. Forward shields failing"
"What had happened ?" Shouted Doon.
At that moment another blow was dealt to the Athene. The ship rocked
to one side and consoles and people where tossed across the bridge.
"Helm failing" came a deadly calm announcement from Amadrene
Lights flickered and the auxiliary power and lights went on turning
the bridge into a dimm, shimmery room. Teel'a checked her tactical
data "it seems the torpedo's have hit a photon mine. The Athene was
struck by a second photon mine at the moment our forward shielding
Slowly the Athene drifted into space, Emergency repairteams where
working as hard as they could to bring every system back on line. For
precious moments it seemed like the Athene was a sitting duck...
Greetings to All, Well, It seemed like I was making the Athene to
powerfull, I think this brings the balance to the other side. Ruud or
any other GM I named one of the Telmarc ships as CSS Manticore; I hope
it was allowed.
Gwen, playing Ensign Teel'a Hgwashh Nergh An'allein