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Post by Nick » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:09 pm

2179 AD, 6th October
Location: Sol system, Gateway Station, USCM Quarters, Debriefing room.

A short, stout, man dressed in the olive green standard USCM marine dress, entered the room where the Marines stood. Behind him a woman dressed in a brown anonymous dress followed. She had no military insignia. The man carried a portable terminal under his left arm - He put it down on the podium and pressed a small touch button on - Two seconds later an image appeared on the wall behind him with the USCM logotype.

"At ease marines" he said with a soft and friendly voice. He seemed like a very relaxed person, his uniform was far from tidy and he gave a slightly confused expression. His eyes however were bright, attentive and intelligent as they peered out beneath bushy eyebrows.

The short man introduced himself as "Captain Johnson". He had a warm and friendly voice and as the marines sat down he introduced the woman as Donna McDowell a psychologist and trauma expert.

The Marines were first lead through a run through of the mission as recorded from the mission log by Lt Anderson up until her death. Appearantly Lt Anderson had been killed trying to send down the elevator to the marines. Her corpse had been carried by McRoger to the dropship. The marines sent suspicious glances towards Mcdowell as she sat there seemingly taking notes - Something was fishy.

The Marines finished through the mission, describing their part in it. All from Mongos death, the narrow escape to the climbing out and battle in the dome.

Almost one hour later Captain Johnson straightened his back. "Ok lets take a short break before continuing. I got some R&R information and the details about the memorial services for the fallen we need to go over before I can release You!". With that He glanced over at McDowell who gave him a stiff lifeless smile back and he nodded. They both stood up and went towards the door, McDowell immidiately picked up a cellular earpiece and put it into her ear calling someone.

The door shut behind Captain Johnson and the Marines rose up throwing uneasy glances at eachother. Some of them went to the coffeemachine that stood next to the door. Morse went over to the still humming portable terminal and pressed a few buttons accessing the intranet on the station. He brought up the news section, quickly skimming them through. They had been out of the loop for nearly a month.

Morse scrolled down through the pages describing the escalating pollution problems. How yet another megacorporation had been bought out by another and that a passenger shuttle in the hyperdyne section had collided with a beacon, killing all satelite TV for a whole colony for five hours during the annual super bowl resulting in several riots. Then suddenly he halted and a shrill fear stung his back.

He swalloved the appearing lump in his throat "Hey sarge...look at this" he said in a tone that got the attention of every marine in the room.
Research ship from Saint John in the CSC sector put in quarantine in New York.

A research vessel, the USS Nadanya, have been put in quaratine after the whole crew seems to have perished under mysterious circumstances. The USS Nadanya arrived yesterday from Saint John and failed to respond to any calls as it approached earth. The USS Nadanya was closely supervised as it was remotely landed by tugs from Gateway station to New York spaceport. When the servicepersonel entered the ship they found the whole crew dead in or around their hypersleep chambers. The authorities have further refused to comment on the issue but sources to Galaxy News says they crew where killed by some kind of parasite. The same source also cites that the authorities are looking for two crewmembers who might be alive and fled the ship as soon as it landed - This has been denied by officials who claims all quarantine protocolls where followed and that no one has escaped the ship. Trisha Davida Galaxy News.
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The briefing room was a drab sort of affair.  Comprising of a lightboard on the front bulkhead, small fridge and brew point off to the side and a metal desk built in with the standard computer interface facing a room full of chairs, the uncomfortable type Obi realised, but guaranteed to be ergonomically sound.  Ergonomic my arse.  He thought darkly. Is it too much to have some comfy seats to endure long debriefs...His thoughts were interrupted as the doors swished opened to reveal a marine in olive green day dress with a Captains insignia, followed by a woman.  Obi snapped to attention with the rest of the platoon only relaxing when the Captain ordered the marines at ease.  Taking a seat O'Brien gave the Captain, a one Captain Johnson as he introduced himself, and the woman a Miss McDowell who was apparently a 'trauma expert' an appraising glance.  Yeah, she looks like she has seen a lot of trauma in her time.  Fucking shrinks.  Obi thought with disdain as she ignored the marines and started entering notes on her PADD.

The debrief continued along, Obi shifting in his seat as the Captain
ran through the mission log, right up until LT Andersons demise.  Obi  feeling decidingly uncomfortable and glancing around around at his fellow marines, it was obvious they felt the same as there fallen comrades were discussed in a detached clinical manner.  About an hour or so into it the Captain called for a short recess and exited the briefing room with the 'trauma expert' in tow.  Moving over to the brew point Obi made himself a tea and leaned against the stations bulkhead slowly sipping his tea and thinking over the debrief so far.  His thoughts were interrupted when Morse suddenly cried out.  
 "Hey sarge...look at this" he said in a tone that got the attention of every marine in the room.
Curiosity getting the better of him, Obi moved over to where Morse sat in front of the computer terminal.  Peering over PFC Morses' shoulder, Obi felt something very cold settle in his stomach as he started to read the article on the display screen.
Research ship from Saint John in the CSC sector put in quarantine in New York.

A research vessel, the USS Nadanya, have been put in quaratine after the whole crew seems to have perished under mysterious circumstances. The USS Nadanya arrived yesterday from Saint John and failed to respond to any calls as it approached earth. The USS Nadanya was closely supervised as it was remotely landed by tugs from Gateway station to New York spaceport. When the servicepersonel entered the ship they found the whole crew dead in or around their hypersleep chambers. The authorities have further refused to comment on the issue but sources to Galaxy News says they crew where killed by some kind of parasite. The same source also cites that the authorities are looking for two crewmembers who might be alive and fled the ship as soon as it landed - This has been denied by officials who claims all quarantine protocolls where followed and that no one has escaped the ship. Trisha Davida Galaxy News.
"Sweet Jesus." Ob said in in a ghost of a whisper.  Turning to Morse, "You don't think mate, i mean that would mean that those things are here .... " Obis' voice trailed off as his entire body was filled with fear.



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Post by Morse » Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:15 am

Morse had his arms folded the entire Johnson had been speaking. He didn't like psych analysis. There had never been a single one that had declared him unfit for duty, however on the same note there hadn't been one that had declared that he was a very "accepting of fault." It wasn't his fault he was always right. But as the proceedings went on it was just a run through of what had happened.

He was happy when it a break was called. Morse didn't show allot of hesitation with standing up. He looked both ways quickly before walking over to the Computer terminal. They'd been gone a while and if there was one thing Morse enjoyed it was politics and system affairs. He scanned through the data. There wasn't anything that particularly caught his interest, just the usual disasters caused on account of human-error. And then he was suddenly caught in a state of shock as he reveiwed something.

"Hey Sarge... look at this" Morse said. There was a great hint of concern in his tone and on his face. His usual aura of sarcasm had been replaced with one of absolute shock and this seemed to get the attention of others.


After the story had finished on the screen with everyone listening and watching, Morse was pretty quiet but he hadn't stopped for second from grabbing his flask.
"Sweet Jesus." Ob said in in a ghost of a whisper.  Turning to Morse, "You don't think mate, i mean that would mean that those things are here .... " Obis' voice trailed off as his entire body was filled with fear.
"No....No no, there's no way." Morse said denying that it was even possible in his mind. He took a heavy slug off of the flask, and the scent of his "homebrew" started to fester in the air. After gulping it down and a heavy blink "I done seen fuckin grasshoppers that looked like those things from what seen a the fuckers. I cut off the damn things fingers... i done run an analysis. There aint no way a buncha Hell hoppin Katydids had the capacity to figure out how to get on a damn boat." Morse finished. He didn't have any way of conceiving how it was possible. They were bugs that laid their eggs in people, he didn't know how it was possible to take out an entire crew in orbit.

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Re: M2T20

Post by eyeball » Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:39 am

patch sat patiently through the debrief, listened to all the reports, sometimes vividly remembering the details, blood splatter here, screams there, limbs ripped off, walls and floors dissolving after explosive tipped rounds had ripped though alien carapace. it was a detailed and efficient debrief the events still seemed clear to those reporting the detail etched in there brains.

then came the break and people milled around got coffee quietly talked, then just as the tension was easing came the words "sarge look at this" the silence across the room was palpable and slowly as people heard the news whispered ideas began to surface.

patch ran back through the debrief trying to recall all the details, if some how these bugs had got on the ship..no there was no way there had been multiple marines together at all time there was no way anyone could have got impregnated by one of those things without some one else knowing, except.....sarge! patch almost whispered..."it was McRoger, has to be, when Lt Anderson got killed he would have been alone, it was the only time anyone of us were alone" he let the statement hang there waiting for someone to contradict him.
" has anyone seen him since we revived? was he there when we came round? i think we need to get back on that ship and look around. if these mother fuckers have got on planet.
patch reached for his side arm the only weapons allowed them, checked his load out."if they are here were gonna need bigger guns"
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Post by Ranger2011 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:06 am

He looked at the report and wondered, horrified, if he was still asleep and having a nightmare. The bastards that they had completely wiped out, survived, and now they were on Earth's doorstep. What else could be going wrong. His fingers twittered nervously, and the cigarette in his mouth began falling to ashes in his lap from lack of attention.
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Post by Raider65 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:17 am

Erik went to get a warm soothing tea to help with his head ache from all the memories brought back up in the debrief. He was just sipping the good brew when he heard Morse's proclamation. And he went over to see what Morse found so interesting.

He heard Patch's statement.

"Yeah, we'll be needing at least Pulse Rifles for everyone".

"Looks like we'll be going back into the grinder".
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Post by Quinn » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:20 am

Quinn was close enough to the group and was looking at the same webcast. He looked over at the group in time to hear Morse defy what might happen.
"No....No no, there's no way." Morse said denying that it was even possible in his mind. He took a heavy slug off of the flask, and the scent of his "homebrew" started to fester in the air. After gulping it down and a heavy blink "I done seen fuckin grasshoppers that looked like those things from what seen a the fuckers. I cut off the damn things fingers... i done run an analysis. There aint no way a buncha Hell hoppin Katydids had the capacity to figure out how to get on a damn boat." Morse finished.
"These aren't earth bugs, and we have no idea what they are, let alone how intelligent they are." Quinn said, finally looking over their shoulders. "How many people were on the ship? More importantly, how many people are in New York?"

Sixtus didn't like the answer to that question.

"Regardless, we're going to have to start brushing up on some urban tactics until we get our replacements." he said quietly to them.

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Post by Dugan » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:06 pm

Simovic sat with a scowl on his face throughout the debriefing and  retold his side of the story when asked, making sure to add that he thought it highly unprofessional that a strike team was sent in without the full facts to hand. When the debriefing ended for a break he walked over to grab a coffee when Morse called out pointing to a news report.
Morse wrote: "Hey sarge...look at this"
Simovic read through it his heart racing as he took in the implications. As he tried to digest it all other Marines started speaking their minds.
eyeball wrote:."it was McRoger, has to be, when Lt Anderson got killed he would have been alone, it was the only time anyone of us were alone has anyone seen him since we revived? was he there when we came round? i think we need to get back on that ship and look around. if these mother fuckers have got on planet. If they are here were gonna need bigger guns"
"No they weren't on our ship, this was on the research ship USS Nadanya, it must have left orbit before we arrived. I just hope to god this news report isn't true or we are truly in the shit"



Simovic then made his way out of the debriefing room to locate the Captain.
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eyeball wrote:."it was McRoger, has to be, when Lt Anderson got killed he would have been alone, it was the only time anyone of us were alone has anyone seen him since we revived? was he there when we came round? i think we need to get back on that ship and look around. if these mother fuckers have got on planet. If they are here were gonna need bigger guns"
"No they weren't on our ship, this was on the research ship USS Nadanya, it must have left orbit before we arrived. I just hope to god this news report isn't true or we are truly in the shit"



Simovic then made his way out of the debriefing room to locate the Captain.

After the initial shock had set in O'Briens' mind was racing at a hundred miles an hour as the implications of the article really started to sink in.  Barely aware of the marines rising voices around him, he re read the article carefully, word for word.  The Sarge is right Obi came to the same conclusion as SGT Simovic exited the briefing room.
There aint no way a buncha Hell hoppin Katydids had the capacity to figure out how to get on a damn boat." Morse finished
Looking at Morse Obi nodded in agreement, " I hope you are right mate, i really do."



Speaking up to be heard over the Marines, " Lads, the Sarge is right, there is no way it could have been McRoger, the news report specifically mentions the USS Nadanya.  Now according to our initial mission brief there was no mention of any other starship operating in the system.  But then again, we really don't have any privy or clearance to know about to naval ship movements i suppose."



Obi paused crossing his arms, looking thoughtful then quickly snapping his fingers and pointing at the terminal display.

"Morsey, log on to Jane's Starships and see what you can find about this USS Nadanya, any technical data, class and type of vessel, size, crew complement any thing mate."



Looking around at the rest of the platoon, Obi contined in a grim voice."The way i see it, is that if those things came on that ship, we should probably know as much as we can, cause i dare say we will most likely be boarding the damn thing."



(OOC: Jane's Starships is a tip of the hat to Jane's Warships, which is the "bible" publication used today and for many years that lists all the different classes of warships in commission by the world's Navies).
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Post by eyeball » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:07 am

patch felt really stupid, and like a noob marine, how had he not remembered they were on the USS Fidanza, stress and he had to admit mild panic had got the best of him. "sorry sarge, just kinda panicked there. won't happen again. brain kinda just jumped to conclusions it shouldn't have."
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Post by Raider65 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:46 am

"Dam, this isn't good.

"I hope one thing they picked up on from the debrief is that alot of small arms are combat ineffective against those creatures."
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Post by Quinn » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:18 am

Obi wrote:
eyeball wrote:."it was McRoger, has to be, when Lt Anderson got killed he would have been alone, it was the only time anyone of us were alone has anyone seen him since we revived? was he there when we came round? i think we need to get back on that ship and look around. if these mother fuckers have got on planet. If they are here were gonna need bigger guns"
"No they weren't on our ship, this was on the research ship USS Nadanya, it must have left orbit before we arrived. I just hope to god this news report isn't true or we are truly in the shit"



Simovic then made his way out of the debriefing room to locate the Captain.

After the initial shock had set in O'Briens' mind was racing at a hundred miles an hour as the implications of the article really started to sink in.  Barely aware of the marines rising voices around him, he re read the article carefully, word for word.  The Sarge is right Obi came to the same conclusion as SGT Simovic exited the briefing room.
There aint no way a buncha Hell hoppin Katydids had the capacity to figure out how to get on a damn boat." Morse finished
Looking at Morse Obi nodded in agreement, " I hope you are right mate, i really do."



Speaking up to be heard over the Marines, " Lads, the Sarge is right, there is no way it could have been McRoger, the news report specifically mentions the USS Nadanya.  Now according to our initial mission brief there was no mention of any other starship operating in the system.  But then again, we really don't have any privy or clearance to know about to naval ship movements i suppose."



Obi paused crossing his arms, looking thoughtful then quickly snapping his fingers and pointing at the terminal display.

"Morsey, log on to Jane's Starships and see what you can find about this USS Nadanya, any technical data, class and type of vessel, size, crew complement any thing mate."



Looking around at the rest of the platoon, Obi contined in a grim voice."The way i see it, is that if those things came on that ship, we should probably know as much as we can, cause i dare say we will most likely be boarding the damn thing."



(OOC: Jane's Starships is a tip of the hat to Jane's Warships, which is the "bible" publication used today and for many years that lists all the different classes of warships in commission by the world's Navies).
((There's Jane's Starships, but that's for the Honor Harrington series. ;) ))

"Assuming the bugs didn't get off. Given their tendency to use small, confined spaces and their almost innate ability to find them, they might have escaped into the New York station. My guess would be either the air ducts or the fuel lines." Sixtus said grimly. He stood up.

"C'mon Marines, time for some training instead of worrying." he said as he walked out the door.

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((There's Jane's Starships, but that's for the Honor Harrington series. ;) ))

"Assuming the bugs didn't get off. Given their tendency to use small, confined spaces and their almost innate ability to find them, they might have escaped into the New York station. My guess would be either the air ducts or the fuel lines." Sixtus said grimly. He stood up.

"C'mon Marines, time for some training instead of worrying." he said as he walked out the door.

Listening to the medic speak, Obi nodded in agreement with the points that Quinn raised.  Finishing off his tea quickly as it had gone cold, Obi tossed the the cup in the sink as he walked passed and followed the Medic out of the door.

(OOC:  Great pick up mate! Honor Harrington, we should make her our starship C.O. :)
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Dirk sat quietly through the briefing. Listening to the play by play brought a few unwanted memories of the running fight the marines fought trying to escape, falling back to the dropship and the time he had spent waiting for the ship to dock. It had given him more time to think than he had wanted and now they wanted to bring it back up.

After an hour the Mariner were given a break. Dirk stood up and lit a cigaret. Then walking over to the coffee machine he poured himself a cup and thought about heading back to Hawaii and some women and waves. Just before a smile broke out he heard Morse.
Nick wrote: He swalloved the appearing lump in his throat "Hey sarge...look at this" he said in a tone that got the attention of every marine in the room.

Research ship from Saint John in the CSC sector put in quarantine in New York.

A research vessel, the USS Nadanya, have been put in quaratine after the whole crew seems to have perished under mysterious circumstances. The USS Nadanya arrived yesterday from Saint John and failed to respond to any calls as it approached earth. The USS Nadanya was closely supervised as it was remotely landed by tugs from Gateway station to New York spaceport. When the servicepersonel entered the ship they found the whole crew dead in or around their hypersleep chambers. The authorities have further refused to comment on the issue but sources to Galaxy News says they crew where killed by some kind of parasite. The same source also cites that the authorities are looking for two crewmembers who might be alive and fled the ship as soon as it landed - This has been denied by officials who claims all quarantine protocolls where followed and that no one has escaped the ship. Trisha Davida Galaxy News.
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He stood there reading over Morse's shoulder before he was able to move. The Marines all seem to be comming to the same conclusion. A fight was comming.

Sighing loudly he looked over to his squad "Listen up 4th squad. I don't know what all this shit means but if those things have made it to Earth the Marines are going to want People that have fought them before. Thats us. We need to get our M-41As ready. That means cleaned and oiled ASAP. After that we'll be going over the mission briefing again. Find where we fucked up and make damn sure we don't do it again. He said


He ran his hand through his short hair and closed his eyes tightly for a moment. Looks like they were going to have round two.
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Post by Erika » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:00 pm

Erika was in the back of the briefing room. After the briefing she frown, too many memories... and her kid at home... she wanted to go back to him...

She slipped out from the briefing room, she was back with her mates, she did not know she was ready to be again with them, to fight again those things...

She heard what Dirk said and went to the Armory to clean her M-56... she was back and ready.

Once she did it, she knocked at Dugan's door to report that she had been assigned there again.
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