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Ranger Six

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Combat Report - June 24th, 2040
Part I - Surface Garrison

Personnel assigned:

Yana: All right, people, this will likely be our toughest mission to date. We're here to send Echo a message. You all know what that message is, right?

Princeps: Let me guess - "Mess with the best, die like the rest?"

Yana: . . . Yeah, that works. Let's roll!

(WHIRR WHIRR WHIRR)

Yana: Echo sighted at the entrance. Taking the shot.

(PSSHEW-KAWHANG)

Aquatoid: EEEOW!

Yana: Echo down.

(CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK)

Myst: Clear to the south, except for some kind of pylons.

(WHIRR WHIRR WHIRR WHIRR WHIRR)

Yana: Well, you're new. Best you die, though.

(PSSHEW-KAWHANG)

(FZZT-CRACKLE)

(BLOOP)

(CRUMP-CRACKLE-FZZ)

Yana: My tank! You blew up my tank! I'm gonna-*FZZZT*

Princeps: Well, so much for the heavy fire support . . . Okay, people, change of plans! Circle around the back of the sub and make for the entrance!

Cousteau: Speaking of ze entrance, Echo is at it.

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Echo: WHISTLE.

dmboogie: . . . what kind of alien whistles when it dies?

Cousteau: I am sure I do not know.

(VWOINK-BZBZBZ)

(VWOINK-BZBZBZ)

Cousteau: No, no, you cannot make me keel my friends!

Princeps: . . . well, shit.

(CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK)

dmboogie: Got a bunch of Echos in here. Hey, Arilou, help me thin the herd?

Arilou: Sure thing.

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Echo: . . .

Arilou: Downed a whistler.

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Aquatoid: EEEOW!

Arilou: Aquatoid, Boogie?

dmboogie: You bet'cha. And another whistler in this room here.

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Echo: . . .

(CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH)

nos: Hey, whatever took out the Coelecanth also blew a hole in the colony. I think we should take advantage of that.

(CRUNCH CRUNCH)

nos: What the . . . shit, we got something here that looks like a floating brain with tentacles. Sophie, take it out!

Aldred: You got it, nos.

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Tentaculat: SPLORP.

nos: Nice shooting!

(CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH)

Myst: Got an Echo other side of the colony. Taking the shot.

Princeps: I'm with you, Myst.

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Echo: WHISTLE.

(CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH)

(WHIRR-CLUNK)

Arilou: Whoashit! Boogie, I need backup!

dmboogie: On my way!

(CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP)

(WHIRR-CLUNK)

(PSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Echo: WHISTLE.

dmboogie: One down!

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Echo: WHISTLE.

Arilou: And that's number two.

(SHLERK SHLERK SHLERK)

Myst: What the hell is THAT?!

Princeps: You're asking me?

Arilou: What's what?

(CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP)

(WHIRR-CLUNK)

Arilou: Oh, that. I know what it is.

Myst: Care to enlighten us, then?

Arilou: It's something that's going to be dead in a minute.

Myst: Heh, might as well give it a shot.

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Hallucinoid: . . .

Arilou: Well, it's down.

(CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP)

x2wolf: Hey, nos, got a whistler down this hallway.

nos: I see 'im. Taking the shot.

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Echo: WHISTLE.

(VWOINK-BZBZBZ)

Cousteau: No, no, no, no!

Gotti: And there he goes, running like a panicked baboon.

(CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP)

x2wolf: What the . . . some Eek abandoned its weapon over here.

(CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP)

nos: Surprise, Echo!

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Aquatoid: EEEOW!

x2wolf: Okay, I'm heading into the central room.

(WHIRR-CLUNK)

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

x2wolf: Ow, shit! My arm! Have some focused ultrasonics, you bastards!

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Tentaculat: SPLORP.

x2wolf: . . . not the guy I was aiming for, but what the hell. PRINCEPS!

(CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK)

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Tentaculat: SPLORP.

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Tentaculat: SPLORP.

nos: I'm right behind you!

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Echo: WHISTLE.

nos: There's another pair up on the balcony!

(KSSHOW-CRACKLE)

Echo: WHISTLE.

x2wolf: FIRE IN THE HOLE!

(WHSS-THUD)

(WHABOOM)

Echo: . . .

Princeps: Okay, people, into the lift! Move, move, move!

(CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP CLUMP)

Princeps: . . . x2wolf, you coming?

x2wolf: I'm hurt pretty bad, Princeps. I don't think I'd do you much good down there.

Princeps: I understand. We'll be back for you.
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