There´s a new character, Lt. Prinas, a spy for the Humans.
~The crew of the Akata-class SS Jackal has begun transporting a spy, known as Lieutenant Prinas, to the rivi'i planet Talos. Once there, she will take her choice of a frigate to orbit Talos, and orbit the place while controlling some orbitally-sent rivi'i drones to spy on them.
Her choice consists of these:she will either pick the well-armed Venom-class frigate, who is armed with a single-shot laser capable of completely obliterating one dreadnought battleship, but the laser has to recharge for 2 hours before it can be used again; a quick vulture-class frigate, which by itself is rather fragile but whose electronic systems can blind the rivi'i to its presence and, in emergencies, shut down everything that the rivi'i have; the durable tarogi-class frigate, whose weapons are able to protect itself on a small scale and whose repair systems can keep it alive for a very long time; or the firewing, a legendary ship of unbelievable durability and tenacity with armament that exceeds that of most cruisers twice its own size.
The captain, a certain Ryan Bluefield, is currently briefing her on the new mission.~
Bluefield: *has been explaining the mission* ...and when you send out the signal, we will take 4 hours to come and pick you up. Be sure to only send the signal when you're sure it won't give away your position. Any questions?
~Meanwhile, in the 6th dimension, a creature is being genetically designed...~
Ta'yawhan Engineer: Whoo, that takes care of that.
Vegas: Have you included the human genetics like I asked you to?
Engineer: Definitely. They're the only reason we were able to make this guy so small. He does have all the genetics of our superbattleships, after all.
Vegas: I see. Good work.
Scientist: If all goes well, the result will be a human-sized creature with all the power of a superbattleship, including access to the semimatter shield and the omnidestructor torpedo.
Vegas: A most impressive accomplishment, all things considering.
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Prinas Has Chosen The Firewing
Engineer: So you've chosen the firewing, eh? He's a real beauty. Once he gets to know you, he'll handle really well.
Mechanic: Don't you mean she?
Engineer: No, it's definitely a he.
Mechanic: That's just stupid.
Engineer: You're stupid!
Mechanic: Your mother's stupid!
Engineer: Don't insult my mother!
The two of them start fighting one another. A ca'anian in uniform walks in and separates them.
Talon: Shut the hell up, you two, before I throw you into the brig.
Engineer: I'd love to be thrown into the brig with--
Talon: in separate rooms.
Engineer: ...*grumble grumble*
Mechanic: Thank you.
Talon: Lieutenant Prinas, are you alright?
Vegas:Is it ready?
Scientist: She's going to wake up in about 10 minutes.
Scientist: I'm pretty sure this creature is a she...
Vegas: *goes to the nearby computer screen* The reproductive organs indicate that this creature is a male.
Scientist: Look closer. You'll find more reproductive organs than that.
Vegas: *blinks, and does some more checking* huh, that's odd.
Scientist: Agreed. The creature has the reproductive organs of both a male and a female.
Vegas: And the hormones are precisely equal for both genders.
Scientist: Our ships are hermaphrodites in order to make reproduction easier, do you think this happened here as well?
Scientist: Well, whatever is going on, our little child will have the ability to modify his own body at will. Right now, she's a female, but if she feels like it, her body can absorb her mammaries in exchange for masculine fertility; right now, she is pregnable, but cannot get a female pregnant, but if she wishes, she may convert her body into a male and shut down her impregnability, but gain the ability to impregnate a female.
Vegas: So what happens if she's already pregnant and shuts it down?
Vegas: *a few moments pass* Hmm indeed.
The nearby monitor starts beeping.
Scientist: looks like the bun has just popped out of the toaster. Time to get her out of the breeding chamber.
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Maybe she could give the :hu: the nanobot carrier and hammerhead plans, so the :hu: make Wywern and Crusher.
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Prinas has entered Firewing and is observing the cockpit.
Prinas: Um, how do you use this? It doesn´t have controlls.
Engineer: Just put that helmet on (points at a helmet on the seat). It´s telephatic.
Prinas: (Puts on the helmet) Allright Firewing, FTL and take me 50.000.000 killometres away from Talos III.
Talos III is the planet she´s going to spy on. SS-Jackal is out of the solar system.
(Firewing takes her to exactly the distance mentioned)
Prinas: How do the drones work SS-Jackal?
Engineer: More telepathy, thanks to our new X-lock friends.
Prinas: Descend drones to atmosphere.
(just then, the firewings sensors detect a small Riv ii fleet, aproximatley 3 battlecruisers, a scout dreandought and 15 fuel tankers. They pass Firewing as if it were an asteroid and quickly dissapear.They return 3 hours later, when Prinas has finished her spying stealing the Nanoanought´s engines blueprints.
Prinas: SS-Jackal, mission complete. I´ll meet you in 30 minutes.
30 minutes later
Prinas: SS-Jackal, this is Prinas with critical Intel. Which is your location?
Prinas: SS-Jackal please respond.
(She turns Firewing 120 degrees only to notice a charred Akata class crusier and the fleet she had seen 3 hours and 35 minutes ago, missing all of the fuel tankers)
Prinas: This is Litenuant Prinas on the Human ship Firewing! I have critical intel on the enemy! My exfil vehicle has been destroyed! I have a small Riverbug fleet in front of me! I can handle it, but several battleships are coming to aid them! Requesting immediate assistance and exfil!
Hawk (or whatever name you use): This is captain Hawk(or whatever name you chose) of the carrier-class SS-Troy. I´ll be there in 20 minutes. Just hold on.
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6 :rv: 2 :rl:
Acti: Deal 3 damage to target ship. 2 :rv:
[u]Hawk´s name had not been decided yet... by that time[/u]
Firewing: Weapons primed and ready. Shields energized and armor is ready to regenerate.
The scout dreadnought begins firing its weaponry at Firewing. Firewing automatically evades, but the lasers hit and take out its shields.
Firewing: Shields compromised. Unable to reactivate.
Hawk'urwha'taver'namhou'huehues: Firewing! Firewing, can you hear me! This is captain Hawk'urwha'taver'namhou'huehues! Please respond!
George (pilot): Uh, captain, couldn't you just shorten that down to Hawk?
Hawk: No, It absolutely must be Hawk'urwha'taver'namhou'huehues.
George: That name is very bulky and unwieldly, with all due respect, sir...
Hawk: I don't care. My proper name is Hawk'urwha'taver'namhou'huehues. Would you like me to call you Larry?
George: ...no sir.
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Firewing: Systems compromised. Hull integrity failure. Engines not responding. We are taking severe damage.
Just then, a single pod jumps out of 4d space.
Vegas:What do we have here?
Pilot: A dreadnought is about to destroy the firewing, sir. The firewing will be destroyed within moments.
Vegas:Alright then. Kid, you know what to do.
Experiment: *robotic voice* Sir yes sir.
The human/ta'yawhan experiment steps out into space. Its TY genetics kick in and it generates an energy field around itself, holding all the air it needs inside.
Experiment: I see the target. *puts his hands together and fires an omnidestructor torpedo at the dreadnought*
The dreadnought is instantly obliterated by the kid.
Vegas:Good. Return to the ship and let's get out of here.
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The experiment returns to the pod and it disappears back into 4d space.
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Prinas turns Firewing to have the TW being in front of him.
Prinas: Firewing, initiate repairs.
Firewing: Yes sir.
Prinas: Who-What are you?
Experiment: I am a Ta Yawahan experiment that is able to obliterat every being in this universe.
Prinas: Where do you come from?
Experiment: The 6th Dimension.
Prinas: And what are your plans?
Vegas: Kid, get back in here, and let's go.
Experiment: Error. Error. Conflicting statements.
Vegas: What's going on?
Scientist: she's being asked a question by the humans, but we just told her to come inside. She can't decide what to do.
Vegas: Kid, your mission is to test your abilities in the 3d universe.
Prinas: Are you hostile to us?
Experiment: No, unless you attack me. I have not been programmed to attack you.
Prinas: So you are some kind of robot?
Prinas: Can you help us?
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Right then, Hawk'urwha'taver'namhou'huehues arrives in his Troy carrier.
Hawk'urwha'taver'namhou'huehues: Prinas, waht the hell are you talking to?
Prinas: She is actually an experiment from an alien race, from the 6th Dimension.
Hawk'urwha'taver'namhou'huehues: Experiment, can we examinate you?
Experiment: Negative, I will only monitor your normal processes.
Hawk'urwha'taver'namhou'huehues: Examinating you is... a normal process.
Experiment: You may proceed.
Medic: How strange. She seems to duplicate the missing Colonel Tavish in every single aspect-even eye moisture.
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Colonel Tavish went missing 10 monts ago, in a science ship returning from an exploration.
Vegas: What's going on? How did the experiment escape?
Scientist: I tried to activate the self-destruct protocol, but apparantly it's not working!
Engineer: I TOLD you so!
Vegas: Not to worry, we'll just fire an FTL omnidestructor torpedo and obliterate the entire solar system they're orbiting around.
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Scientist: Sirs, our scans are being reflected back and our other examinations are inconclusive. She appears to have an impossibly high mass.
Hawk: Please explain.
Scientist: Well, I'm not quite sure how to explain it, but ever since taking her aboard our artificial gravity generators have been going haywire, struggling to compensate for something heavy, but I can't quite figure out what, or where it is.
Tactical: Sir, we're picking up some strange tachyon signiatures.
Hawk: Is it a techno-quasar?
Tactical: Negative. That would be accompanied with anti-tachyons from the other direction, this is something else entirely.
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Ta'yawhan FTL is tachyon transmutation. Unlike normal matter, tachyons constantly move faster than light and it takes an infinite amount of energy to slow them down below light speed, but tachyons cannot interact with non-tachyons. The Ta'yawhans' omnidestructor torpedo will be converted into normal matter just before it is about to hit the nearby sun and will cause it to go supernova.
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The Troy is the first to carry a Pheonix--like shield, that is still in prototype phase, but it can only be activated once 3,14 hours.
Vegas: Has the Omnidestructor Torpedo been fired?
Tactical: Sir, it will fire in 3,14152948731873576756817648761387668167687268687468826828242455463535 hours .
Vegas: Good. Soon, the robbers will die, along with an entire solar system!
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Meamwhile, in Troy....
Prinas: How were the examinations, Hawk'urwha'taver'namhou'huehues?
Hawk: You can call me Hawk now. Anyway our scans are being reflected and other examinations are inconclusive. She seems to have a HUGE mass.
Prinas: How is that even possible?
Hawk: We don´t know.
3 hours later...
Engineer: Sir, the Experiment is concentrating an enormus ammount of unknown energy.
Tactical: Unknown weapon firing toward star Alpha-546673! It came from the part of the ship we had put the Experiment in! Alpha-546673 has been hit and is going supernova! reccomend we activate improved shields immediatly!
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Alpha-546673 goes supernova, it seriosly damages Troy.
Security: Captain, the Experiment has escaped! It blew open a 35 millimeter armor and flew into space! We dont have a visual on him.
Hawk: Darn it. Can we detect him with scans?
Prinas: (walks into bridge) No you cant. He´s probably already back in the 6 th dimension. Please notice that its first appearance was IN SPACE, coming out from nowhere.
Kennedy:(Comms) Troy, it appears you have destroyed an entire solar system. Congratulations. You are hold by the deaths of 50.000.000.000 millions of beings.
I imagine her voice being similar to T'Pol from ST:Enterprise.
Vegas: Well done, kid. You completely obliterated the entire solar system with a single blow.
Experiment: *feminine, living voice* I wish to be called Artemis.
Vegas: Okay then, Artemis. I shall respect your wishes and call you by your name.
Artemis: What is my first mission, First Kai Vegas?
Vegas: You've demonstrated that your capabilities are equal to that of a superbattleship, but Ta'yawha is unconvinced. He believes that in our effort to compress your size, we have dilluted your strength down too much.
Artemis: My power is unstoppable. My speed is impossible to track. I am able to stop even our most powerful of weapons and retalliate a hundredfold.
Vegas: That's the spirit! Now, the universe you just visited is known as the Xyth universe. While the species there aren't really known for anything in particular, their brute strength is such that we regularly keep our ships cloaked and hidden for fear that they might take severe damage and worse.
Artemis: What is your command?
Vegas: You are to spy upon each race in galaxy C-135447. Determine their strengths and weaknesses, what is the strongest and best part of each, etc, and report back to me. I already know, for example, that there's a race called the rivi'i whose most powerful weapon is the ultranought, but beyond that I know nothing else.
Artemis: I shall recconoiter all the species of the xyth galaxy. Thank you for the mission. *disappears as she teleports away*
Vegas: ... /how did she figure out that the galaxy shares the universe's name? She must be incredibly smart./
Hawk: W-wait, Mr. President, I can explain!
Kennedy: There is no explanation required. Somehow, you managed to perform a most impossible feat and cause a star to go supernova faster than anyone could evacuate.
Kennedy: According to Ca'anian science, it takes at least three hours for a star to go nova, and a full day to go supernova, but this went full-on supernova in mere seconds.
Hawk: Yes, that's right. I barely had time to give out the order to raise our experimental shields, which, may I remind you, are the sole reason that me and my crew are still alive.
Kennedy: And I personally gave you those shields, did I not?
Hawk: Yes, but--
Kennedy: No. I know that you wouldn't have taken such a massive risk if you weren't granted the power to do so.
Kennedy: Because of this, I'm going to be more careful I'm reducing your rank to that of private,
Kennedy: And you're going to be court-marshalled at the end of the week. Dismissed.
Hawk: ... *leaves, his head hung in shame*
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I hope you don't mind that I'm going to have your character do a few basic responses. They're short and simple, basic responses I'm sure anyone would give, and I'm going to use this scene to bring up another impossibility.
Scientist: Lieutenant Prinas, may I see you for a moment?
Prinas: What's up?
Scientist: Well, I wanted to talk to you about the extradimensional creature.
Prinas: What about it?
Scientist: You said earlier that it came from the 6th dimension, right?
Scientist: The xyloxis came from the 4th dimension, which, until we discovered them, was thought to be un-inhabitable. The mith'ri'aeil come from the 5th dimension, but it's impossible for anything to come from the 6th dimension. No creature can survive there.
Prinas: *your turn*
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If you do mind what I just did, feel free to toss it out. I wanted to get in a scene where a scientist describes just how impossible it is that anyone could have come from 6d.
Prinas: As far as we know, We have lifeforms from 4th and 5th dimensions, so the 6th must be able to have life.
Scientist: Rift Demomns may come from higher but their body is only energy! Besides, a creature with such firepower couldn´t possibly exist.
Prinas: The creature is a machine, and they can not lie. If it tells me it came from the 6th Dimension, then it came from the 6th Dimension.
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Meamwhile, Artemis is witnessing a battle between Humans and Rift Demons.
Hiraga 34: Admiral, we can not punch through that wall of 32 grater nebulas. Request you fire the Q-Ray.
Penney: Fire the Q-Ray at the thickest formation of greater nebulas,then use all weapons to obliterate the rest.
(The Q-Ray is fired, destroying several greater nebulas.)
Penney: All ships, attack.
(The Demons are soon obliterarted)
Artemis: Master, I have witnessed a battle between Humans and Rift Daemons. The Human most powerful weapon is the Firebird, a synonym since I cant find the word they used. It uses a dimensional disruptor and an unknown kind of supershield. Their weakest is the mass-used Vector class figter. The almost instant obliteration of the Rift Demons disallowed me to make a proper research.
Vegas: Thanks Artemis. Your work is appreciated.
Scientist: This is very true. You're right, the machine isn't able to lie, and it cannot deny its own origin.
Pulsar 21: Admiral, we're detecting a strange signal coming from 4d space.
Penney: I'm picking it up as well. It seems to be emanating from a techno-demon.
Tactical: Recommend we fire a full-power Q-ray blast.
Penney: No, that will just open up a technorift and then we'll have an even bigger problem on our hands. Fire it at one one-hundredth power.
Artemis: Master, we have a problem.
Vegas: What's wrong, Artemis?
Artemis: Well, remember that dimensional disruptor I told you about earlier?
Vegas: What about it?
Artemis: *frantic* They're pointing it at me, and I think they're about to fire at me, and I don't think I can evade it!
Vegas: Artemis! Use an energy shield! Don't let their weapon hit you directly!
Artemis: I'll try!
Phoenix fires the Q-ray at 1/100 power. Artemis places an energy shield around herself, similar to the shield Phoenix is using, and it succeeds in stopping the Q-ray.
Tactical: Wha... it... I...
Penney: Science station! Explain what just happened!
Science: I cannot explain. By our known physics rules, that blast should have obliterated the demon, but it appears that it emulated our shield in order to defend itself.
Penney: Then all we have to do is fire a full-power Q-ray! Not even our own shield can stop it!
Science: Sir, please note that if you do so, a techno-rift will be opened up by the blast.
Penney: I am fully-aware of this fact, science station. Tactical, charge the Q-ray to full power! Please additionally alert the fleet to launch a full-scale attack on the techno demon, as it will take us several moments to charge up.
Hiraga-42: Alright everyone, you heard the admiral! Attack!
The entire fleet of hundreds of ships opens fire on Artemis.
Artemis: Master! What do I do?!
Vegas: Blast the missiles and projectiles they're sending at you! They can't harm you if they can't hit you!
Artemis defends herself from the firepower of the fleet.
Vegas: I think now's the time for vengeance. Wield your almighty power and crush their fleet!
Artemis: Yes master!
Artemis charges forward and smashes through Admiral Penney's ships.
Penney: That's no techno demon!
Science: Indeed. It is a being composed of matter. A LOT of matter, possibly dark matter given the impossibly high mass.
Tactical: We've got to do something! The Q-ray isn't ready yet!
Penney: Drop our shields and rev up the engines. Fire a few large-area blast missiles at the creature in order to get its attention, and then charge forward, away from the fleet.
Tactical: If we drop our shields, we'll be vulnerible to the creature's attacks!
Penney: Yes, and that's exactly what we want. It won't hit the bigger fish if it can't even hurt it, so we're going to make ourselves a more viable target.
Artemis: *suddenly stops mid-attack* What is this incredible energy I'm detecting?
Vegas: I'm not sure...
Artemis: *turns around* Their firebird is powering up its engines.
Vegas: Destroy it before it has a chance to escape!
Artemis: Agreed! *shoots an omnidestructor torpedo at Phoenix*
Phoenix suddenly starts moving forward at a very high speed, and the omnidestructor torpedo misses.
Vegas: After them!
Artemis: *flies after Phoenix*
Penney: Is it working?
Tactical: Yes! The creature has taken chase as you predicted! You're a genius, sir!
Penney: Not really. Pilot, lay back on the engines a bit. Let the creature catch up to us.
Pilot: Aye sir.
Tactical: It's about to enter our shield bubble!
Penney: Tactical, once that happens, raise our shields.
Tactical: But that will mean the creature is trapped inside, with us! We'll be helpless!
Penney: Not entirely! If we anchor our shield to a specific velocity and then decelerate to match it, we can use our ship's powerful engines to evade some of its attacks, and using our interceptor missiles we can prevent it from dealing too much damage, so long as the creature doesn't decide to start literally punching holes in our hull we should be okay!
The moment Artemis enters the shield circumference, the shield raises.
Artemis: Master, they have raised shields around me. What should I do?
There is no response from Vegas.
Artemis: *worried* Master, please respond!
Yet again, no response.
Artemis: Master, I don't like this, this isn't funny! *charges an energy blast*
She flies up to the bridge and blasts it.
Penney: What the?!
Artemis: *flies in and stares him down*
The atmosphere within the bridge starts rapidly venting outside and into space.
Artemis: *after a few moments, she blinks, and her face seems to relax* You're my father.
Artemis: *robotic voice* Error. Error. *flies out the hole she made and disappears*
Penney: What just happened?
Tactical: She just blasted our shield generator!
Science: And now she's gone.
Neither Vegas nor Artemis know this, but the genetics to create her were stolen from Penney.
Kennedy: Lieutenant Prinas, are you aware of the situation that caused the star to go supernova?
Prinas: Yes mister President.
Kennedy: Can you explain me?
Prinas: The Troy was carrying some experiment from an alien race from the 6th dimension, the Ta yawhan. The Experiment had saved the Firewing shortly before being destroyed while it was carrying some critical intel. While we were near to Alpha-546673 the Experiment fired an unknown weapon that caused the star go supernova instantly.
Kennedy: So it was not Hawk´s fault. What Intel were you telling me about?
Prinas: The Nanobot carrier and Hammerhead blueprints, and some sort of superengine.
Kennedy: Bring that to me in 12,38838453927546726873 hours.
Prinas: Mister President, I can not estimate the time that will be in 12,38-some large number-hours.
Kennedy: Sorry. Meet me at 1337 hours
Kennedy: Hawk, I see you're still alive.
Hawk: It was decided that I would be executed today.
Kennedy: Not any more. I have had your execution cancelled.
Hawk: *his eyes light up* Really??
Kennedy: I realized that it wasn't your fault. That creature that Prinas interrogated was carrying a powerful weapon. It also came from 6d space, which would explain--
Hawk: ohmigoshthankyouthankyouthankyou!!! *tacklehugs Kennedy*
Kennedy: Oof! I need you to do something for me.
Hawk: What is it?
Kennedy: Well, there's a certain experimental starship I'd like you to command.
Hawk: What's it called?
Kennedy: It's the SS Hiroto. You'll probably enjoy it.
Prinas: Hello, Mister President.
Kennedy: right on time at 1337 hours.
Kennedy: Using the information Prinas stole from the riverbugs, we developed a powerful high-speed engine alongside with a synergyzing field. We also are using other stolen plans to improve our ships.
Hawk: Mister President what is a-
Kennedy: Synergyzing field. Yes. It´s a newly developed prototype healing device. It basically allows any crippled and disabled ship to power up it´s engines and guns, and generally keep fighting.
Hawk: What guns does it have?
Kennedy: Remember a Hiraga Battleship?
Kennedy: It basically has the same guns, but lesser firepower. However, it has strong shields and armor, that not mentioning it´s high speed.
Hawk: And where is it?
Kennedy: The dark side of the 3rd moon of Xyth. As you may suspect, it was made with ca anian collaboration. Let´s get into my personal shuttle and go to Flagship Hiroto.
(Leads Prinas and Hawk into the shuttle.)
Hawk: The battlebridge, it's amazing!
Ship's mate: Indeed. It combines elements from the Firewing-class cockpit and the Phoenix-class main bridge. You can have the computer do whatever you want, or you can have a--
Hawk: Computer, please transport us to planet Earth!
Computer: Destination planet Earth would take us approximately 471 years to travel. Do you still wish to follow through with this command?
Hawk: I thought you said this thing was fast?
Kennedy: It is. Most ships would take at least a milennia to travel that distance.
Hawk: ....How did we make it from Earth to Xyth again?
Hawk: That certainly explains a lot. Some humans must not have gotten their whole brain thawed. Shall we continue the tour?
Ship's mate: Yes, sir.
Just then, a wormhole opens up, and a small pod comes out of space.
Vegas: Scans indicate that the same race who destroyed my creation is largely the crew of that ship. We should elliminate them ASAP in order to avenge him.
The small pod moves to bring its weapon around against the two human ships.
Tactical: That ship has an unnaturally high mass. It's like they've got an entire battleship packed inside!
Hawk: Raise shields and place ourselves between the president's personal ship and the enemy.
Pilot: Sir! Our engines are not recieving fuel!
Hawk: And why not?!
Engineer: The ship's systems are designed to prevent force-hijacking. So long as the station's computer is linked with ours, we cannot power up our engines.
Hawk: Disconnect our computer from theirs and detach us, I don't care if we have to rip off chunks of hull to do so!
Engineer: It will take us about 5 minutes to do so.
Hawk: The president could be killed in five minutes! What weapons do we have again?
Kennedy: What is hawk doing?
Pilot: I don't know, sir, but the enemy appears to be powering up.
Kennedy: They must be preparing to attack! Raise shields and activate full reverse to the engines!
Pilot: What shields are there to raise?!
Kennedy: ...roll the ship!!
Pilot: How? This bucket of bolts doesn't have any--
Kennedy: Idiot! *he shoves the pilot out of the console and pushes a few buttons; the entire ship begins rolling*
Vegas' ship fires a blast of energy at Kennedy's personal shuttle. The bottom hull of the shuttle is obliterated, leaving only the pressurized room he's in.
Kennedy: Well, looks like we're screwed!
Pilot: ...it would appear so.
Vegas: What the--?! How did that ship survive!? How did any life signs survive?! That blast was designed to convert matter into energy, and cause it to explode violently!
Engineer: I might propose an explanation. The room that was left intact is surrounded by an energy shield of some kind. A simple projectile might be able to deal with it, however, our energy weapon is useless against it.
Vegas: ...I think I'll let you live, for now.
Engineer: We don't even need to break it, though; their life support systems have been obliterated, so we-- urgh!
Vegas: *has pierced the engineer's stomach with her hand* I've decided to change my mind. You talk too much.
Hawk: Status report on the president!
Science: He's still alive, but it appears that he's stranded in a.... strange, box-shaped ship.
Hawk: The security system must be protecting him.
Science: There's also something else. It appears that the ship that is attacking is in the process of recharging. Because we've already detached, we can charge forward and destroy it undeterred!
Hawk: Then do it.
Hiroto moves away from the station and towards the enemy ship, only for the enemy ship to launch spheres.
Hawk: What are those?
Tactical: Careful, pilot, those are--
The bridge shakes.
Tactical: Dammit, I told you to be careful! Those are mines!
Pilot: Mine? No, they're not mine!
Tactical: No, you idiot, they're mines! As in, land mines!
Pilot: Land miners?
Hawk: Shut up, just stay away from them. Tactical, see if you can disarm them without them blowing up in my face.
The bridge shakes again.
Tactical: Someone must have been paranoid! The instant I sent a signal to it, it blew up in my face!
Hawk: Individual mine-disarming is useless in this situation. Can we power up the president's... box?
Engineer: Yes, sir, but I see no point in it; the batteries will last for entire days, far longer than we currently need, and there is simply nothing to power up. The engines were destroyed.
Hawk: Then we shall save our energy for later, and reserve the synergyzing field for another day. There is no reason to use it to no effect.
Vegas: Cowards. Don't they know that our mines can barely scratch their ship, let alone destroy it?
Tactical: Sir, our mines left craters in their hull. That's a little more than a scratch.
Vegas: Still, they should just fire mines of their own, or missiles, or something. What are they waiting for?
The reason Hiroto isn't firing these things is simply because they don't have them. The hiraga relies on guns and lasers, which aren't useful for de-mining an area, and as you know, Hiroto has less firepower than Hiraga.
Knowing this, Hawk sends out a distress signal. The president is under attack and currently, he is at a standoff with an unknown alien vessel.
Vegas: What was that?!
Tactical: It appears that the honey bee is calling for drones to come attack.
Vegas: I cannot allow them to arrive. Charge up the rail-cannon and destroy the target, and get us out of here.
Tactical: Impossible, sir. Firing the main cannon used up all of our weapon energy, and we need that in order to open up the gun-ports and launch non-energized weapons such as the antimatter missile.
Vegas: Get to manually opening them, then!
The crew of Hiroto has to figure out how to disarm the mines so that they can attack the alien vessel without getting destroyed, but at the same time, reinforcements are not likely to arrive before the alien recharges its weapons!
Vegas: And why not?
Engineer: We overloaded our weapon energy capacitors, and because of that, we--
Vegas: That incompetant commander! I'll be sure to make him pay for this later. Bypass the circuitry of the main weapon capacitors and shunt the power straight from the engines.
Engineer: Sir, won't that overload the weapons?
Vegas: It's either that, or the enemy ship that's about to arrive is going to fry us all!
General: We're the ta'yawhans! We're invincible!
Vegas: And that's the exact attitude that's leaving us vulnerable right now! That ship that's coming out of 4d space right now is as powerful as us if not even stronger, and unlike us, they have backup!
Penney: Status report.
Pilot: Sir, pre-entry scans indicate that we are flying straight into a mine field.
Penney: Tactical, can Phoenix take it?
Tactical: Depends on the mines. Anything short of nuclear will just bounce off the hull.
Penney: What about if they're antimatter mines?
Tactical: Then we're screwed.
Penney: Change course. Land us to where we're a fair bit away from the battlefield, just far enough that we can avoid the mines. We'll travel the rest of the distance the old fashioned way.
Just then, Phoenix drops out of 4d space.
Penney: Open up the shields and fire some dimensional torpedoes at the minefield.
Engineer: They appear to be replicating, sir. I do not recommend direct assault.
Penney: Modify the torpedoes to where they do not enter 4d space until they have entered the mine field. We will not destroy them, but rather, we shall... displace, them.
Engineer: Excellent idea! I'll get right to it!
Penney: Rev up the engines, but keep us at least 500 klicks away from the main battlefield. Do not attempt to utilize the Q-ray. Instead, fire macross missiles away from the ship, locked onto the enemy ship.
Tactical: *is a new kid* Won't that draw their attention towards us, sir?
Penney: Yes, as a matter of fact, it will.
Tactical: Isn't that, I dunno, dangerous?
Penney: Kid, you're on the SS Phoenix, the most powerful human battleship ever created, and not just because of our firepower. If you think we can't take anything they can throw at us, well, consider this: our hull was designed to stop nukes from blowing us up, and it's just about as effective against more modern missiles.
The missiles launched from Phoenix fly away from the main battlezone, but then they seem to move to surround it and finally, they all, in perfect sync, begin flying towards Vegas' ship.
Vegas: What's with all the sirens and alarms?!
Tactical: It would appear that there are... ... uh...
Vegas: Tell me!
Tactical: ... 9.68 times ten to the tenth power, missiles!
Vegas: I-impossible! How could the enemy have amassed such impossible firepower?
Tactical: They must be bombarding us from beyond detecting range, it's the only thing that makes sense!
Vegas: That explains why they haven't recieved backup according to our sensors!
Tactical: General, we must retreat!
Vegas: No! Don't you see!? This is perfect! All those missiles, and I have just the thing for them!
Kennedy: So, how's life?
Guard: Pretty good. Two of spades.
Guard2: Go fish.
Kennedy: I've got none.
Guard: *draws a card*
Guard2: Uh, my arm wrist is beeping as though we've been locked onto by a missile, but that's only supposed to work on planets...
Kennedy: *gets up and looks out the only window; starts visibly shaking*
Butler: Mister President, what's wrong?
Kennedy: Look out there! Those are all missiles!
Butler: AHH! Where did they all come from?!
Guard: Ace of hearts.
Guard2: It's not your turn. What are you two all-- *sees the outside* My god, that must be why I'm beeping, why it has N/A hits!
Kennedy: *takes a deep breath* Well, men, it's been an honor to serve with you.
Guard: the honor is my own.
Guard2: Mine as well.
Vegas: Mwuhahaha!!! I've successfully hacked into all of the missiles at once! Now I know exactly where that battleship is, and can launch an FTL omnidestructor torpedo directly at it!!!
Hawk: Try firing an antimatter missile at each mine.
Tactial: Ummmm, sir, antimatter missiles will be installed on Tuesday.
Hawk: The main cannon?
Tactical: It will be installed on Tuesday.
Hawk: Can you tell me why don`t we have weapons?
Tactical: Sir, the ship was about to make an inagural trip. It is not fit for combat.
Hawk: Damn it! Get the President`s shuttle inside us with a tractor beam and FTL us out of here!
Engineer: Um, Sir, the FTL system will be installed...
Hawk: On Tuesday. I know. Do we have a tractor beam?
Tactical: Yes Sir!
Hawk: Use it to ram the mines into each other!
Tactical: Sir, that will pull them towards US.
Hawk: You`re on a highly manevourable ship! Use that to our advantage!
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Hiroto starts cleaning the minefield.
Hawk: Why are there still mines out there?
Engineer: *scratches his head* The scanners indicated that there were only about 500 mines, but we've already destroyed twice that number.
Tactical: And there's twice THAT out there right now!
Science: It appears that the mines are self-replicating, taking the energy from any explosions caused and converting it into matter, and assembling each other.
Hawk: Okay, we need a new plan. We have shields, right?
Tactical: *blank face*
Hawk: Don't tell me. Tuesday.
Tactical: The circuitry won't be installed until tuesday.
Hawk: But do we have the actual circuitry?
Hawk: You and you, you've just become mechanics. Go help the head engineer.
Yeomen: *in unison* Yes sir! *leave*
Hawk: Ugh, I'm getting too old for this.
In Vegas ship...
Engineer: Sir, they are cleaning the minefield.
Vegas: Can we fire the rail-cannon?
Engineer: Not yet sir.
Hawk: How are those shields?
Mechanic: Almost done...
Tactical: Sir, missiles are heading towards the presidents...box.
Hawk: We must hurry!
Mechanic: Shields coming online now.
Hawk: Put us between the missiles and the box and tractor beam the president on board.
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Hiroto gets inbetween the box and the missiles
Hawk: Fire all imterceptor weapon ammo. We dont want to take too many hits.
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Hiroto destroys many of the missiles, the rest are absorbed by the shield.
Vegas: What happened? Why is the president still alive?
Tactical: The enemy ship has destroyed our missiles.
Vegas: Base, Can you hear me?
Officer: Yes Sir
Vegas: Launch two FTL omnidestructor torpedos at the two ships I marked
Officer: Firing torpedoes.