Knock at the Door
After 5 minutes of the required cryo-sleep wake period your doors finally unlock. During that time you got dressed, reviewed mission notes, equipped yourself with the limited gear that was in the locker and did whatever final prep you would normally do prior to a mission. You also notice during the 5 minutes that gravity is lower than normal (.5 to be exact) and only emergency lighting is on. Luckily our headsets come with a built in flashlight.
Before you are able to open it there is a knock at the door and voice telling you that the ship is in danger and that everyone is ordered to evacuate. When you open the door you see a uniformed crew member and one crew officer. You look them over carefully and they appear to be the real deal – they are the crewmen from the Serena Dawn, though they look heavily stressed and scared.
The officer seems the calmest an he is the only one armed – with a stunstick. You also see that he has several restraints and an earpiece and mic for communications. As he helps round everyone up he communicates to someone that the final passengers have been found and are being taken to the airlock for retrieval.
Surprise to see you
Several of the crewmen are surprised to see uniformed people come out of the storage class area. It appears they were not notified of your presence. They also don’t like the fact that you are armored and everyone seems to have a weapon on them. They looked nervously at each other as you progress down the hallway.
It is at this time when you reach the first security door that the TSES team begins to ask questions… such as “What happened?” “Can I help?” “Where is our gear? Can we get it?” As with all the questions the answers seems to be the same: “We don’t have time to repair the ship, we must evacuate immediately. We already have someone taking all the gear and putting them on shuttles to go planetside. Please proceed to the exit.”
When the TSES team feels that their answers are being placated with non-specific answers they begin to get physical. At this time there is one crewman to each TSES member and they are walking behind each one single file. The hallways in the storage class area is only 2 meters wide and there isn’t any room to go around.
Aeryn demands to know what is going on by the officer and to be allowed to get her equipment. The crewmen and the officer prepare immediately for a confrontation in which the officer turns on his stun stick and orders the group to continue down the hall. He is in front of the cargo bay that Aeryn wants to get into. As he turns the stunstick on and orders her to move on, he makes his threat clear. Move or be put down.
Everyone begins yelling, with the crewmen (which are a mix of females and males) telling everyone to calm down and follow the orders of the officer. The TSES crew making their own demands telling them they are officers themselves and must follow their mission. Then something happens that surprises everyone, the officer seems to hear something in his earpiece and yells “NOOOOO” and immediately attacks Aeryn with the stunstick. His face contorted with pain and tears running down his cheeks. Something clearly has affected him.
The crew seems to understand what just happened even though they aren’t privy to the same communications. They all try to restrain the TSES officers.
The battle begins with the officer and all the crewmen failing to get any of the TSES officers in holds and the officer misses with his stun stick as Aeryn was ready for his swing. Rick was able to stun one crewman, Doc Goblop another one and Frost a 3rd. That leaves 3 crewmen and the officer left. That all happened in the first 6 seconds of combat. As the stunned crewmen fall to the ground twitching the odds immediately shift in the TSES officers favor.
About this time a large Yazirian wearing a Serena Dawn worker uniform comes out of the airlock and notices what is going on. At this time he doesn’t appear hostile.
Valroc GRIMM wasn’t with the main group that was being pushed and pulled to an exit. Instead he woke up a minute late than everyone else. When his door finally opened the group was already well on their way down the passage. He heard the conversations both from his helmet system as well as listening. He was able to sneak behind he group and turn on his shock gloves. The battle was underway when he arrived and he saw a crewman trying to grab rick when he attacked her from behind. Before he could grab her though, Rick had already stunned her with his electric sword. The two vrusks smile at each other as they see one another.