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Neshakushin Empire / Re: (Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« Last post by Soresu on November 09, 2019, 10:46:16 PM »
Ay'indri, Or'ion Agent, now pilot shivered as she clung desperately to the ship's nav-controls. All she saw was the pale blue of this unknown world's skies, the fluff of clouds and the dark aquatic colors of an oncoming sea overtaking the horizon. Feeling the Ship Mistress' hands atop her own helped. They steadied her shivering appendages whilst fighting to keep them from crashing headfirst into a vast expanse of water. Feeling a chill raced up and down her spine, the focks agent tilted the controls back a little more.

Her adjustments were made to try and buffer the waiting blow from smacking into the sea into something a little more manageable.  Her heart raced, not so much from blood loss, but simply experiencing a feeling of vertigo as she watched the viewscreen. They may survive the crash. Or at the very least some of them depending on how water-tight everything was on such a damaged vessel
Neshakushin Empire / Re: (Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« Last post by Kalshion on October 27, 2019, 10:51:09 AM »
The ships bow slowly eased upward thanks to Ay'indri's determination, Chi'ka kept her hands on Ay's but she felt her own strength slowly waning due to the struggle. "Just a little more," she remarked as she watched the altitude gauge out of the corner of her eye. They had less than thirty seconds and currently ahead was a sea of water.

Neshakushin Empire / Re: (Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« Last post by Soresu on October 02, 2019, 10:44:01 PM »
Ay'indri's skin would feel cool, clammy with an even paler cast to it than normal. The small fox was breathing rapidly but in shallow breaths. Weakness suffused her limbs to the point of trembling. She was tired, she wanted to sleep. To rest her weary head. But, some small part of her knew that doing so meant death. Her hands almost slipped from the controls which caused the ship to shudder along with its impromptu pilot. Chi'ka's hands helped, but she was fighting a losing battle even as she fought her own body to keep their decent steady.

The agent could feel her heart beating quicker, the elevated thumping sounding off in her fur-covered ears. With a shaky hand, Ay'indri pressed a button, then another, fighting every inch of the way to soften their decent to the approaching ground. The console warned her that the bow was dipping lower, but her eyesight had blurred to the point of blinking rapidly as she tried to make heads or tails of the words. Soft lashes and eyelids fluttered as they to decided to dip lower, and lower.

Ay'indri shook her head once more, lips trembling as she tried to speak, "B-Bow s-s-s-ection too l-" she couldn't finish the thought as confusion dampened whatever relevant thought had formed in her mind. Her head dipped forward and came back up before shaking her head in a bid to shake the cobwebs. It just wasn't enough.
Neshakushin Empire / Re: (Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« Last post by Aria on October 02, 2019, 03:47:06 PM »
Aiu quietly followed Micalio and Barbanov towards the escape pods until the sudden order for a medic echoed over the ship's speakers. Her good ear perked up as she stopped with a small slide before turning and sprinting the opposite direction towards the bridge.

"Sorry, duty calls!" she shouted back, a little too chipper considering the message.
Neshakushin Empire / Re: (Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« Last post by Kalshion on October 02, 2019, 11:21:25 AM »

Chi'ka bolted the rails and over to Ay'indri, "bloody hell," she remarked as she tapped the console. "Medic to the bridge!" the ships loud speakers bellowed as Chi'la placed her hands on those of the agents to keep her course steady.

The display showed the vessel on a gradual descent, it was a bit on the low side but Chi'ka figured losing a little bit of the forward section was better than trying to force an injured agent to do more. "Just keep her steady," the shipmistress said into the agents ear.
Neshakushin Empire / Re: (Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« Last post by Soresu on September 27, 2019, 12:39:47 PM »

'And you call yourself a Shipmistress?!' Ay'indri wanted to shout back in retort. The grumbly fox grumbled even more as her pale skin was bathed in the blue glow of a holographic interface. Finally! Something was g- '*Pop!*. The interface fizzled out leaving the Or'ion agent with the bittersweet, almost fatalistic view of their impending future. Her balled fists found the sleek console with an angry shout. She had been trained to kill, to seek out the Kingdom's enemies and destroy them. Not this!

Worry and pangs of urgency flipped in the pit of her tummy as she quickly gave the console another look. The screen showed the interface was down, for the moment or for forever. But there was another option. It flashed and bleated in red. The manual flight controls. One of her delicate fingers rammed down on the control with all force she could muster. Manual control was granted. With hands shaking from near panic and adrenaline, Ay'indri began by trying to level out the ship with the emergency thrusters, and ensure the vessel didn't snap in two. Hopefully, with the computer's assistance, she next activated Gravitic engine once more.

Except for this time, she'd have to manually go about trying to keep them aloft, or even try to land the rickety thing on some solid ground. She could fly a shuttle with ease, except the Kestrire'alis-class Recon Ship had several million metric tons and was infinitely more complex than a  simple shuttlecraft.

Her fingers tapped on the console rapidly, sliding along the interface for the amount of 'thrust' and 'lift' from the engine all the while fighting to try to keep it level and not to take a nosedive. Her vision continued to blur, and the feel of cold tickled her skin. The small fox tried shaking her head, willing herself to continue. But it was a losing battle. Even with the bandage she was losing blood at a rate in which she'd not last much longer. Ay'indri's eyes grew wide a she looked to the shipmistress, "I-I don't know if I can-can keep thi...this up." her words slurred as she gestured to her thigh. The bandage was bright red and more blood dripped down the torn pants leg as she panted.
Neshakushin Empire / Re: (Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« Last post by Aria on September 10, 2019, 03:48:21 PM »
"But, but!" Aiu babbled as Micalio pulled her away from her suicidal sense of duty. The collapsing ceiling and crashing commotion helped knock some sense into the passionate fox. She stopped resisting Micalio's tugging and let herself be escorted out of the commissary. I can't save others if I'm dead, she repeated to herself almost like a mantra she didn't believe in.

Once outside, she let out a meek thank you as her hand was released. She quietly jogged up next to Micalio and obediently followed the engineer down the shaking halls towards the escape pods.
Neshakushin Empire / Re: (Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« Last post by Kalshion on September 09, 2019, 05:17:21 PM »

"Welcome to the club, neither have I!" Chi'ka would shout as plopped herself in front of the ships tactical console, attempting to divert some power to the shields.

Ay'indri would find herself bathed in a bluish glow as the ships holographic systems engaged, there was a brief 'pop' as the ship suddenly lurched forward. The systems coming online and engulfing the fox in a blue sphere of holographic energy.

This sphere stayed for a few seconds, before the system fizzled out, an additional alert flashed across the touch screen; warning Ay'indri that the holographic flight system was offline.

Data scrolled across the screen, one moment the ship was reported to be in space - and another - it was in atmosphere. This was backed up when the ship began to accelerate. Data showed that they were sixty five kilometers from the planets surface and rapidly descending.


Whether due to the ships shear size, or some other unexplained force, the prow of the vessel punched a hole through the planetary shield - sending the ship into the planets atmosphere. It was followed close behind by dozens of smaller ships each one attempting to latch onto the ships hull but failing due to the ships speed and atmospheric re-entry.

Parts of the ships outer hull peeled away from the re-entry. Emergency containment barriers engaged over some of the ships hull breaches - but not everywhere.


The group made it out of the room just as parts of the floor began to crumble away, ceiling tiles came clutters down. The containment barrier flickered numerous times as debris slammed into it, alternating between shades of blue and red.
Neshakushin Empire / Re: (Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« Last post by Soresu on September 08, 2019, 10:44:12 PM »

Ay'indri had been in the process of tending to her wound as Chi'ka barked her orders. She wouldn't bleed out quickly at least. A nod confirmed the order had been given and received, albeit shakily as she got to her feet. The injured fox shifted and swayed a little before finding her balance shifting to the uninjured leg. Looking down, blood had already coated the bandage and gauze. With a growl of refusal, the Or'ion agent hobbled to the helm. Truth be told, Ay'indri hadn't piloted anything bigger than a shuttle. And now here she was taking the pilot's seat on likely one of the most advanced and newest ships in the Neshaten fleet.

A grateful sound passed between her lips upon plopping down into the seat. A momentary look at her hands showed them to be shaking, it was bloodloss and a touch of shock. Ay'indri balled her hands into fists, willing them to stop shaking, and yet they continued even as she strapped herself in.

The screen before her flickered, but it seemed to still be functional judging by the flashes of red warning symbols. A shudder from the ship snapped her back to her senses. Her little fingers skipped and danced across the console. Sweat beaded her brow as she worked furiously. The altimeter kept ticking down rapidly as she slid two fingers across the station's touchscreen. She meant to activate the gravitic engine, hoping the gravitic coils weren't in too bad a shape. With the plan now in mind, she set the engine to cushion their fall, not a sudden jerking stop. But slow enough not to rip the ailing vessel asunder. Just enough to keep her afloat.

Even as she worked, her look shifted a little to get a better view of the Shipmaster. "I hope you know I've never flown anything bigger than a shuttle, ma'am!" her words began to slur a little as she returned her attention to the task at hand all the while shaking her head and squinting to try and keep her eyes focused.
Neshakushin Empire / Re: (Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« Last post by Kalshion on September 05, 2019, 06:42:30 PM »

The bridge shuddered and klaxons blared, as the ships AI warned of hull breaches across the ships forward hull. Outside, the ship skidded across the top of a planetary wide shield, but this only lasted for a few seconds before the prow punched a hole and the ship began to descend into the upper atmosphere.

Chi'ka steaded herself, as she looked about the room and then toward Ay'indri. "Ay'indri, take the helm! Worry about the wounded after!" she shouted as the ship shuddered some more, on one of the few remaining viewscreen was an image of what was going on outside of the ship - flames licking the edges of the camera made it clear what was going on.
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