Post by emeralddragon on Feb 25, 2018 12:51:14 GMT 10
The trail of Obsidianite would look like a dead end to most. Its not heading to any system that is known to hos alien life, at least none that the Tortoise had been forced to reveal. However looking over this tactically, their are very solid reasons to move this way.
The space station, if it was going to attack the Empire, would hit the gathered forces of the Crab here, due to them searching for the Jigoku aliens. However the direction the aliens are going is almost parallel to the border of the Empire. While it is no guarantee, this looks like the type of movement you would make if you wanted to swing around the edge of the Empire. Given the messy borders of the Empire, its hard to tell exactly where its going, and it could easily keep going until it completely circled the empire, and strike anywhere, but if he was doing this maneuver and jump direction he would likely be considering attacking a section of Mantis space on the coreward side of the Empire.
However that would be a gamble for the aliens if that was the case. The border of the Empire hadn't expanded as far from Rokugan there due to a large series of Nebula, meaning the stars are still largely close together, and lacking planets. Crossing through a Nebula, AND striking closer to the heart of the Empire would leave most armies over extended. And the Space Station isn't designed to strike alone.
Meanwhile, the crew of the ship send a message to the Zenijin ship, stating they are ready to receive the fighter drone. The alien in turn orders one of the drones to fly towards the Cruiser slowly, clearly trying to make it clear that this is not a hostile action.
Post by M'thack-kir on Feb 27, 2018 14:00:42 GMT 10
The drone arrives safely in the intended hangar bay, and thankfully doesn’t immediately explode—a zenijin caught adrift in space is unlikely to double-cross a “trade partner”; they aren’t Scorpion after all.
“I wish I could say it has been a pleasure, samurai-samas. But then there would have been nobody left to say it to. May your business always run smoothly.”
The zenijin’s comms cut out, making it clear the creature is now busy focusing on repairing its ship enough to make it to port.
Co GM M'thack-kir, of the Burnt Crane Tribe, "Kiru" to most. Captain of The Warren, Friend of Rik, Master of Kakashi. Dependant: Shiba Itsuki, pilot. Orokos History: orokos.com/roll/m-phechan
Post by The Wake Angels on Feb 27, 2018 18:01:43 GMT 10
"Right and good. Hey Daigotsu! Cage it up good, Faraday style. Don't let any of your goons touch it either! Could be toxic, could be booby-trapped, could just be sharp. Won't be my fault if one of your straightback Navys loses an arm trying to wrench it before me!"
"What Tai-Wen means to say is..."
"What I said. Seriously, I've got dibs, and won't be held accountable for my actions elsewise!"
"Loves, this has been a touching moment of dysfunction and negotiation, but starlight is wasting. Time to get back to it."
"...Crap. If Ketaan's the voice of reason, their lead must be half the system by now."
((OOC: Moving to A three-fold puzzle?))
Shinjo Ketaan, the Pilot. Callsign: VANGUARD. Pale and wiry, black hair with silver stripes. Always listening to music. Unapologetic slut. Glove.
Moto Ariel, the Shugenja. Callsign: SKY-EYES. Tall, Dark, and Handsome. Glasses. Adorkable Giant. Shugenja. Married to Tai-Wen. Glove.
Koshuud Tai-Wen, the Engineer. Callsign: DAYBREAK. Spare wiring in hair, Perpetual Toolbelt. Has forgotten more about ships than you will ever know, forgets nothing. Married to Ariel. Glove.
Post by Daigotsu Enshiro on Feb 27, 2018 19:06:55 GMT 10
If the Spider was offended by the lack of courtesy, it did not show. He merely replies, "The drone will be contained. I look forward to your report about the findings, Tai-Wen-san. As do I look forward to meeting everyone on-board to discuss our next course of action."