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Children of the Flower (Gamma/Delta Squads)

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On 2019-10-18 at 8:45 PM, DaMadReaper said:

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Gamma

While outside all hell had been breaking loose, Gamma's mission so far had not come to much more than walking down a hallway and dispatching a patrol. Seeming just as bored as they had been executing the enemies, Dov and Andrea made their way across the ship, hoping that perhaps something more exciting would happen at some point. It took a few minutes, but they were finally at the second vault, a heavily fortified room, laid out quite similarly to the one they had just moved past.

For just a few moments, it seemed like they would be stuck repeating mindless tasks over and over. Then a blastwave rends the hull, cutting through every layer of defense the door had to produce a ridiculously large cut in front of them, folding edges hard enough that even the doors they would have used to enter had been broken off of their frame. Oddly, however, there was no sucking, no escaping of air, no... anything. That was not normal, and neither were the instructions that followed.

"Gamma Squad, change of plans. The recent... events have lead to Palutu's entry points becoming compromised, and the plans have changed. We'll be choking out the remaining forces. You are to exit the ship, and to deactivate the environmental shields through a maintenance system. I've marked it on your HUDs."

Did... did he just say that they need to exit the ship?

Elsewhere, Insali was experiencing something completely different. Where he was located, the gash was much thinner, and much more shallow, creating a hole just large enough for him to exit through. His exit, however, would not be as easy as the others'. The warping of the hull had been just large enough to begin warping the walls, revealing a glint of something metallic and silver underneath.

Sudden change of plans. Hmmm. It would be most convenient to immediately obey the instruction, but then again, Palutu felt the information lacking. The Cephalon did not find the state of incomplete information ideal. "What is compromising the entry points? Please elaborate the situation. I am not able to optimize the course of action with lacking data." However, data for data. "One of operatives is currently in stuck near the first intended entry point. Does that have an effect on the future procedure?"

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On 2019-10-18 at 8:45 PM, DaMadReaper said:

"Gamma Squad, change of plans. The recent... events have lead to Palutu's entry points becoming compromised, and the plans have changed. We'll be choking out the remaining forces. You are to exit the ship, and to deactivate the environmental shields through a maintenance system. I've marked it on your HUDs."

Elsewhere, Insali was experiencing something completely different. Where he was located, the gash was much thinner, and much more shallow, creating a hole just large enough for him to exit through. His exit, however, would not be as easy as the others'. The warping of the hull had been just large enough to begin warping the walls, revealing a glint of something metallic and silver underneath.

Gamma

Insali was less than thrilled at the prospect of having to carry out the purge on himself, via squeezing between obviously unstable hull plating.

Furthermore, he'd have to pass the atmospheric shielding, that kept the vacuum of space from violently jellyifying the Excalibur, by pulling him through the crack with crushing force.

Insali weighed his options, staring at the console.

Not like there were many options to consider.

 

But before engaging in what was seemingly a surefire way to gain a few new whole-body scars, the Symbiote Tenno inspected the console that should be hacked open by now.

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On 2019-10-18 at 8:45 PM, DaMadReaper said:

Gamma
For just a few moments, it seemed like they would be stuck repeating mindless tasks over and over. Then a blastwave rends the hull, cutting through every layer of defense the door had to produce a ridiculously large cut in front of them, folding edges hard enough that even the doors they would have used to enter had been broken off of their frame. Oddly, however, there was no sucking, no escaping of air, no... anything. That was not normal, and neither were the instructions that followed.

"Gamma Squad, change of plans. The recent... events have lead to Palutu's entry points becoming compromised, and the plans have changed. We'll be choking out the remaining forces. You are to exit the ship, and to deactivate the environmental shields through a maintenance system. I've marked it on your HUDs."

Dov sighed. That just sounded too risky... but a job was a job.
He grabbed a fold in the metal sheet and jumped over it, activating his suit's magnet system. 

Now stuck to the ship, he started hopping along the wall, eyes locked on the maintenance system, hurrying his way.

"Palutu, are you sensing any risk to us other than falling into space? Are there enemies nearby, a defence system, something?"

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On 2019-10-19 at 4:45 AM, DaMadReaper said:

Beta/Delta

In another part of the ship, an unexpected battle raged. The members of Beta and Delta groups danced around the numerous bullet holes that were appearing all over the walls, the mad beast firing shots at any moving target. However, they knew that they would eventually get caught. That is, until it happens. A blastwave beyond anything they could have imagined, punching a massive hole into the hull, folding the walls inwards as the wave travelled. Any close to the wall would have been launched into the opposing wall hard enough to wind them, and yet... 

There is no gust of wind as the pressure normalised. There was no escaping air. There was no hissing sound. There was nothing. Some sort of shielding preventing escaping air? But there had been one when they had entered through the airlock. Perhaps there was a difference between the airlocks and the general hull?

On 2019-10-20 at 7:22 PM, (PS4)Razor9045 said:

Naradin was having a terrible time. The bullets spraying, blood flying, and the humongous explosion that should have killed them. This mission was not what he expected. He had enough of this, for his patience was running short.

He shoved his akvasto into their holsters. He had a terrible idea, hopefully it would work. Since the explosion from the outside could not kill the beast of a grineer, perhaps an explosion from the inside could finish the job.

Naradin drew his Lenz, furious at the futility of his and his team’s actions to kill the monstrosity. He nocked an arrow and drew, hoping he was not out an idiot for making this decision.

Finally, He aimed the bow at the Rak. Naradin makes anger stewed.  Naradin needed to do something to release it. He decided to say four words.

“Oi Rak!” yelled Naradin, “P*** Off!”

He released the arrow.

 

[Marie - Beta Squad]

Marie was busy distracting Rak Ski'talla when suddenly, there was a tremendous blastwave which opened a massive hole within the hull. She quickly threw her arms up to defend her face as the blastwave hit her, with Marie being thrown backwards several metres and into a wall with a crash. But the blastwave wasn't followed by a quick suction into the cold, empty outer space. Instead, it had been sealed up by some kind of shielding. So much had happened within a few seconds, with Marie not sure what to make of what just happened. Was that somebody from outside the ship? One of the other teams? I have no idea. She thought.

And suddenly, she saw Naradin fire a Lenz arrow towards Rak. Marie had moments to react - and she quickly activated her Kinetic Plating, lunging several metres away as she got out of the arrow's impact radius. There was no way she could withstand a blast like that from close range.

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DELTA

There, the interface he was looking for. Rak was conveniently immobilised, and seemingly preoccupied with everyone else, giving Cyrus a fine opportunity to get over to his destination. Trying to keep as quiet as he can despite the chaos erupting in the room, he begins to make his way, until a blast blows out the hull, threatening to send the Limbo flying. Stranger still was the lack of horrible death via being flung into space through a hole. Alpha team was out there...right? Had something bad happened, or was this impact an unintended occurrence from battle?

No time to dwell on that, that can come later. Resuming his march, Cyrus makes his way to the terminal, before trying to cybernetically crack into it.

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[MORGAN - DELTA]

Unfortunately, Morgan was too busy to notice the fact that the hull had exploded and there was no pressure equalization until she noted it after it got a tad brighter and a bit more...natural in terms of lighting.

SHe then noted the Lenz arrow being fired by the Human whom she grabbed to pull down into cover whilst laying down blindfire towards the Tanking Grineer who was starting to grow a tad more annoying than scary "How long Cyrus?!" she yelled over comms whilst sending another Radial blind once more, hoping it would buy them more time. She at least had enough ammo for her Soma.

That would run out soon enough if she had to keep up firing at Rak.

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On 2019-10-18 at 7:45 PM, DaMadReaper said:

Gamma

"Gamma Squad, change of plans. The recent... events have lead to Palutu's entry points becoming compromised, and the plans have changed. We'll be choking out the remaining forces. You are to exit the ship, and to deactivate the environmental shields through a maintenance system. I've marked it on your HUDs."

Did... did he just say that they need to exit the ship?

He did... didn't he?

...

... this is gonna be sick.

Even though her Warframe is lacking in the leg department, the magnetic tethering should still work. She doesn't even need to be in physical contact with the surface she wants to stick to, useful for not leaving traces behind during stealth missions. Not like Warframes leave any fingerprints anyway, only bullet holes and scratch marks. If there's anything left in the first place, of course.

"This better get us extra hazard pay."

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2 hours ago, ShrimpOverlord said:

"Palutu, are you sensing any risk to us other than falling into space? Are there enemies nearby, a defence system, something?"

GAMMA:

"Scanning for hazards." Palutu first scanned scanned with non-emitting sensors, then made a quick white-noised sweep with more refined emitting sensors. They needed to be quick and sure, even if it included risks of leaving signal marks.

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Gamma

"The hull breach, beyond proving to be rather irritating for the ones inside, has damaged a number of internal systems, lowering the benefits of an injection to the point that the original plan is no longer viable. Our cause would be better served by transporting the ship to safer space, and implementing you from a central access point."

Once the transmission was complete, Palutu's scan of the outsides of the ship would be as well. Consistent with what had been observed by Alpha Squad earlier on in the mission, the Half-Light seemed to be lacking in any form of self-defence, assumedly relying on the secrecy of its mission in order to avoid coming into contact with enemy combatants. It seemed that this stretch of the mission would be... oddly simple. Furthermore, Palutu's scan would be able to ascertain the location of their target, requiring little more than a climb onto the folded section, followed by a path towards where Delta Squad had entered the ship.

Elsewhere, Insali's cypher would have finished its work, unlocking the secrets hidden within. Upon accessing it, he would be introduced to a wealth of useless information. A number of coded project names, along with guard schedulings, Half-Light trip scheduling, and other things that would serve no practical purpose at least in the moment. That is, barring a countdown with barely five minutes left on it, and no real marking as to what it was counting down to

Beta/Delta

At a certain point, one had to wonder if mayhem could become one's normal state of life. A Lenz flew threw the room as a blastwave slammed a number of the Tenno inside against the walls, while the Limbo worked his way through the security of the system. Rak's firing, unceasing, had taken a more desperate edge as it seemed ever more likely that the ship would be vented soon. He was about to fill the stationary Cyrus with a hail of bullets, when a loud boom resounded throughout the room, leaving an incredibly deep dent in the armor of the man who was slowly regaining the use of his legs, lumbering his way over to stop the Limbo's hacking, forcing his way through their relentless assault. 

That is until, as if prompted by Morgan's ill-timed question, both sides of the airlock snapped open, this time bringing with them what should have occurred when the hull had been breached. Instantly, the pressure of the room began to escape, exiting at an incredibly quick rate, sucking all inside with it, including the members of the group, who were afforded only precious few seconds to find some way of anchoring themselves before they met an icy doom. However, one slight detail stuck out to them. Rak, it seemed, was not too enthusiastic to be exposed to absolute zero temperatures, having forcibly jammed his fist into the floor, just barely staying inside. He was struggling to bring his weapon to face the console, and to force it to close the airlock, as it was meant to do on destruction. This... this would need to be dealt with.

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Gamma

 

With 5 minutes left till, presumably, pain and suffering, Insali simply downloaded all of the accessible data, and got to squeezing through the gap in the wall. It was not fast, it was not pleasant, and it most definitely was more than unsafe.

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4 hours ago, DaMadReaper said:

Beta/Delta

At a certain point, one had to wonder if mayhem could become one's normal state of life. A Lenz flew threw the room as a blastwave slammed a number of the Tenno inside against the walls, while the Limbo worked his way through the security of the system. Rak's firing, unceasing, had taken a more desperate edge as it seemed ever more likely that the ship would be vented soon. He was about to fill the stationary Cyrus with a hail of bullets, when a loud boom resounded throughout the room, leaving an incredibly deep dent in the armor of the man who was slowly regaining the use of his legs, lumbering his way over to stop the Limbo's hacking, forcing his way through their relentless assault. 

That is until, as if prompted by Morgan's ill-timed question, both sides of the airlock snapped open, this time bringing with them what should have occurred when the hull had been breached. Instantly, the pressure of the room began to escape, exiting at an incredibly quick rate, sucking all inside with it, including the members of the group, who were afforded only precious few seconds to find some way of anchoring themselves before they met an icy doom. However, one slight detail stuck out to them. Rak, it seemed, was not too enthusiastic to be exposed to absolute zero temperatures, having forcibly jammed his fist into the floor, just barely staying inside. He was struggling to bring his weapon to face the console, and to force it to close the airlock, as it was meant to do on destruction. This... this would need to be dealt with.

[Marie - Beta Squad]

Within moments of the airlocks opening, Marie pulled out her Fang blades and stabbed them into the ground, holding onto them for dear life as everything else was sucked out into the dark abyss. And then she saw it. Rak Ski'talla had done a similar tactic, but with his fist instead. There was no way she could allow this. Suddenly, Marie activated her Comms, opening the encrypted Tenno frequency. "Everyone, prepare for another blastwave. I will send Rak Ski'talla out through the airlock, but if none of you are prepared, then you might be victims as well." She warned them, giving them several seconds of preparation time.

Suddenly, Marie slammed her foot into the ground, activating Thermal Sunder as a wave of cold manifested onto Rak Ski'talla. And then...she activated Thermal Sunder again - but this time, its heat variation. The two Thermal Sunders combined, creating a massive blastwave directly on Rak Ski'talla's position. Marie tightened the grip on her daggers as she hoped that an explosion from close range could force the imposing Grineer out of the airlock.

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DELTA

Amidst the rush for anchorage and handholds, a lone figure that had been all but forgotten and unnoticed for the past few minutes was in a spot. Ag'ni's outstretched hand missed the door frame by a few inches before the suction took him. His arms flailed wildly as his legs were lifted off the ground, his fingers scratching the surface while he shot past the Gauss mere moments after her shockwave. He threw another hand towards her, trying to grab her arm...

And missed again. The movements that followed however, were deliberate rather than desperate.

Twisting himself in midair, Ag'ni grabbed the commander firmly around his shoulders instead as he soared over his head towards the hull breach. The smaller and less outfitted clone pulled himself into his larger kin to tug his weapon arm behind his back, restraining and pulling the other off the floor such that both would end up together in the hungry vacuum of space that lay just beyond.

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[MORGAN - BETA]

"You'd be better at trying to break his arm!" The prime yelled on the comms as she continued to help Naradin alive whilst she used her Nikana as a method of holding on, her Soma locking onto her via the emergency mag holster. She groaned and kept her grip up whilst she reached for her Pandero and aimed for the bastard's arm joint as best as she could, firing as soon as she could spot something that was able to loosen the arm attached to its body.

By the void she hoped this worked.

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On 2019-10-22 at 6:58 PM, DaMadReaper said:

Gamma

"The hull breach, beyond proving to be rather irritating for the ones inside, has damaged a number of internal systems, lowering the benefits of an injection to the point that the original plan is no longer viable. Our cause would be better served by transporting the ship to safer space, and implementing you from a central access point."

 

One moment there still was noise, even if quiet, and the next it was absolute silence. Space is interesting, nobody can hear a gunshot, and scream, though that doesn't mean nothing's happening. Snaking along the ship's hull towards their next objective, Andrea must take care not to move to fast, or the tether might break. Though, after a while of this slower than optimal approach, she got bore again.

"... screw it. Call Archwing."

Only moments later, the space traversal equipment she had left at the entrance not too long ago has arrived, and she disconnected the magnetic tethering just in time for it to attach itself to the back of her warframe. Manual control was restored, and the Wisp user proceeded to the objective at much higher speeds now.

 

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DELTA

Oblivious to the threat on his life, Cyrus continues to work towards opening the airlock, working through the second explosion and oh god what was that clunking sound he's coming for me isn't he. Luckily for the Tenno, his hack was completely shortly afterwards, twisting round to see the unblocked passage to space - and Ski'talla plunging his hand into the floor. Panic starting to set in that a cold empty abyss could be what awaited him, the Limbo sprints towards the navigation room, those doors where their adversary had came from. Sure, there could be a platoon of Grineer guards hungry for Void-touched blood, but that was infinitely better than the dilemma of surviving in space. Besides, they might be bitter, decaying, xenophobic clones, but surely they'd come help their commander if they heard him struggling. The real problem was praying he could make it...

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Gamma

One thing that no one is ever truly prepared for is the sheer freezing cold of space. Whilst their warframes were equipped to both maintain their internal temperatures at viable operating levels, the operators controlling them would still feel the bone-deep chill. However, that was not to say that the experience was anything less than serene. Perfect silence, accentuated by the sensation of one's own body churning beneath the skin as all other sensation was left behind with the air they breathed. Still, they ventured further, reaching the smooth panel of metal that covered the emergency jack on the outside of the ship, pulling it aside with minimal force in order to plug in the Cephalon they'd been forced to carry, with the time taken to finalise the connection procedures being enough for Insali to regroup.

While there was absolutely no reason to keep track of this time, a minute or so had passed since the reading of just over five minutes left until something uncertain would occur. 

Beta/Delta

Meanwhile, with the ridiculously more exciting Beta/Delta Group, more things were happening in quick succession. Things that made one question the sanity of half of the group members, and the value the rest put on their own lives. Nevertheless, the airlock's opening had been as effective as had been expected, the vacuum of air aggressively tugging on everything inside, hoping to acquaint it with the near absolute zero temperatures of the outside. First to fall, to the surprise of all involved, had been the lumbering brute of a man, having lodged his fist deep into the floor of the ship, holding on for dear life, soon to be followed by Marie and Morgan, who had each used their respective bladed weapons to perform a similar feat. 

Slightly further from the party, Cyrus had activated the magnetic locks on the feet of his frame, aiming to reach the far door. This would, however, be quickly undermined by a combination of elements that sent a brutal explosion tearing through the room, loosening the grip of both Rak and their Limbo counterpart. Within seconds, the other Grineer was falling as well, managing to latch onto Rak in the final moments before he met his doom... only to pull the both of them out to the void, garbled screams emerging from the commander as the searing cold set in almost immediately. Almost immediately after, Cyrus would follow, though his experience would be significantly less dangerous, as, despite the tumble, his frame would be able to protect him for some amount of time before body parts would need to be amputated.

Oddly enough, the one member of the party who seemed nonplussed by this turn of events was the spectre of Cyrus (?), who was still casually standing around, unaffected by the effects of the vacuum, all the while in a ready positon, prepared to end any space-based intruders that he was specifically ordered to attack. Truly a sentinel of legend.

((Continue in the Alpha/Beta thread in order to interact with Alpha Squad.))

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Dov tore the emergency jack off, throwing it away and letting it slowly float off into space.
Carefully retrieving the payload from a pocket-like compartment in his frame, he plugged it into the port.

"Plautu, do your thing, and do it quick. We need to get out." 

It seemed that nothing was going according to plan. He definitely did not expect the mission to end up like this, but... whatever.
He accessed his ship's cephalon, asking it to call over his Liset and get his Archwing ready. It should be there in time for him to evacuate.

 

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The Archwing was a high tech device that not only allowed quick and fluent space traversal, but also supplied the user with anything necessary for surviving within the cold vacuum of space, including temperature regulation. Andrea was standing guard while Dov injected the payload, something they should've have had done ages ago. Things looked weird, was all this part of the plan? If they wanted the ship blown up they could've just put her on demolition duty instead... but now she gets the hear the absolute nothingness of space, and occasional chatter from her allies. If worst comes to worst, at least she already has a quick getaway option stuck to her back.

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