Crew was Coerced
After an initial scuffle with the crew members it becomes clear that the TSES team easily outmatched them in hand to hand combat. Doc takes a hit from a battle raged axe swinging Yazirian cargo worker but Rick was able to put him down with his electric “sword”. Reinforcements arrive with E-Stunners and try to attack Frosty but he was too elusive and missed him. Frosty as well as Aeryn picked up the ear comlinks and was able to hear some “captain” tell the crew officers that they will kill the captain if they don’t stop them. Luckily after several attempts to intimidate the crew into stopping the attack they finally relent.
T’Kreet stabbed one with his vibroknife at a crew members right before Frosty was able to get them to surrender. She slumps to the ground holding her shoulder. The enemy captain realizes they have failed and kills the captain of the Serena Dawn. As they pick up their fallen comrades and prepare to leave they tearfully offer tell them that the ship was taken over by pirates who were among the crew and passengers. They also relate that the chief engineer switched sides and joined them and sabotaged the ship. They were forced to take all passengers and cargo to the shuttles and that this was the last deck to search. To show their good faith they gave them an electro-stunner and the cargo sled and left on one of the escape pods.
Cargo Bays Searched
The team searches the cargo bays and was able to recover all of their gear and some extra stuff as well including poly-voxs, datapads, and other survival gear. Frosty is carrying a 25 KG parabattery around but will soon realizes that when he gets to normal gravity he won’t be able to carry it anymore. But for now it’s a huge find.
Rick finds the computer room and has some initial trouble with using the computer due to it being a different model than what he is used to. The system is an older PG-100 model and uses some outdated operating system. He quickly gets through security and finds the plans to the ship and sends it to the team. He then finds out the camera systems have all been destroyed except for the shuttle bay in which he sees two more crew members put the rest of the passengers on the last shuttle. He also learns that the ship has been sabotaged and the core will detonate in 5 to 10 minutes. T’Kreet stands guard while he does his work.
The Airlock and the Assault
Aeryn and the Doc are able to get through the first airlock door with no problem but the airlock to the bridge is locked by someone at the bridge. Pirate Captain Straub gets on the intercom and gives the TSES team a choice: Leave on the escape pod or die. After a hacking battle between the person on the bridge and Rick he was able to stop the override and unlock the airlock doors. Aeryn opens the door only to find a hail of automatic gunfire and gyrojet pistol fire aimed at them They were taken by surprise and they try to take cover but are hit anyway. Doc was hit by 3 bullets while Aeryn was hit with 2. The worse wound hit his right leg and caused some damage. The advantage of being a Dralasite is he can absorb his leg and create a new one eliminating the penalty but this takes a minute to perform which they don’t have time right now. Aeryn gets hit in the chest and starts to bleed out badly. Luckily the gyrojet rounds all miss and cause no damage.
What will the TSES do next with some critically wounded team members?