Fri, Feb 16, 2018 ((Aug 29, 2021))<br/>
Team: Lyndi (DM, away doing diplomacy), Jane (Cael), Shiro (DragoN), Isabelica (Basil), Proud (Aunne), Kromrak (DM, quiet), Sylvena (Dae)
The team finishes the op against Seeds of Calamity. Shiro restores control of the network and main systems, with help from Jonas McRaven. Meanwhile, Ruby Bridges continues assimilating the subsystems, and the mechadead factory. Isabelica purifies the bloodstone heart into a soulstone, then helps the souls move on. Ruby transfers the power supply from Temerity (her cruiser) to replace the bloodstone heart. (It was originally the main generator of the Keyes Lab.) Mama Green Crunch and the Gruul Clansfolk depart in triumph. Proud poses as Sugai the vampire warrior and lifts the Sylvanaia control cord from Catarina. The Sylvanaia opens and a mighty red dragon emerges: Cahgiss the Insatiable. Cahgiss tells Caterina that the Conspiracy fleet is under attack and that the Reavers aren’t cooperating. Caterina mounts Caghiss and departs through the Sylvanaia. However, Proud has redirected the living bridge to Arborea. The heroes make some quick decision and follow Caterina and Caghiss. Ruby detonates the remains of Temerity to feign the destruction of the graven hulk. Throughout all this, the crowd is disappointed in the defeat of the hulk and departs. When the hulk shows signs of exploding, near-panic drives them away faster. Alfonso Luque of the Boros Legion will ensure the ruse is kept secret.
== Details ==
* Seeds of Calamity is inert and face down
* Belica starts purifying the heart
* Proud takes on the appearance of Sugai
* Proud Flame: Chain: Bron – take up a silent position along the roof that leads to Catarina’s presentation stand. Somewhere in my jumping distance – but where you won’t be noticed too quickly.
* Bron: I’m ready Proud!
* Proud Flame: Good. “cause we’re about to be *really stupid*. Heh.
* Proud and Shiro’s social network nonsense about Caterina is out
* Proud Flame: Chain: Jane – don’t worry too much. She’s going to do things. Keep Mama safe – hell, get her out of there.
* Kromrak invokes Higher and Father to piggyback on Sylvena’s teleport into Bron, and takes up piloting
* Many of the souls in the heart are orcs, and they want to rupture the heart and destroy everyone in the area
* Proud lifts off the Sylvanaia cord off Caterina
* Proud Flame: “Chain” to the bracelet: “I’ve got you. You’re okay.”
* Shiro and Jonas have the movement systems ready to barely work once the new power supply is available. Ruby’s assemblers are rapidly repairing the relevant subsystems
* Under cloak, Ruby is bringing her cruiser down towards the demo site
* Cahgiss arrives through the open bridge, and tells Caterina that the fleet is under attack, and the Reavers aren’t cooperating with the rest of the Conspiracy Armada
* Jane Irwin: “…Hey Proud.”
* Jane Irwin: “Can we close the portal like…. ON them? A la guillotine?”
* Proud Flame: :”Aren’t /you/ bloodthirsty. Now, now – poetic justice is better than death any day, don’t you think?”
* Proud Flame: Chain: SHIRO! Can you set off all the ‘we’re gonna blow up’ alarms on the Calamity? Please? It needs to be about to blow up even if it’s not.
* Sylvanaia will bridge from Ravnica to Arborea
* Proud has Max pipe a song to Caterina’s comms
* Proud Flame: egrets, I’ve had a few But then again, too few to mention I did what I had to do And saw it through without exemption I planned each charted course Each careful step along the byway And more, much more than this, I did it my way
* Proud Flame: Chain: I really just wish I could *see her face* on the other side.
* Proud Flame: Chain: … can we buy a house in Malibu?
* Proud Flame: “No, wait! Let’s buy one on a mountain in the Tetons!”
* Ruby Bridges brings Temerity down on the back of Seeds of Calamity, adding further assemblers, repurposing most of the cruiser into the graven hulk, and transferring the power core to the hulk
* Ruby uses the remains of Temerity to create an explosion, apparently destroying the hulk, which Bron adds to with his own munitions
* Caterina and Cahgiss are in transit to Arborea
* Sylvena 2 stays at demo site, which will be vacant for awhile because big boom (and Boros are in on the deception)
* Tardigrade (cloaked) descends, gets S2, jumps to fleet, and S2 spews nonsense orders that further weaken Conspiracy Fleet’s combat performance
* Ruby uses explosion as cover to depart in Seeds
* Team takes Bron through Sylvanaia to Arborea
* Bron gets the Sylvanaia’s control cord
* Ruby gives Shiro some assemblers