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 Post subject: Blue Expeditions
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:18 pm 

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In response to the Call for Papers, two expedition teams are forming to collect information.

Into the Blue: Search for news of Islo and seek the origin of the platforms in the sky beyond Uurwerk.

The Ruins of Magnus' Throne: Search for a beacon on the peak of Earthbreach and hunt for evidence of the Azure Wind.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:38 pm 
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I'm going to be running a fan shaped search pattern NW of Uurwerk tomorrow. It means for a day and a half I'll be out of the influence race, but I think the value possibly gained is greater than any missions I could run.

I'll be bringing along some very sensitive radio equipment, plus I'm going to cover the area pretty well. If there's something out there, I bet I can find it.

We might also want to publicize this. Perhaps a series of posts in a SCC thread. Nothing extravagant, but a simple, "this is what I'm doing, how I'm doing it, and what I feel about doing it."

So who else is going to explore the outer reaches of skytopia with me?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:48 pm 

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I'm setting out on a trek to scan Magnus' Throne.

I'll run a spiral course up the peak; lugging some radio equipment. I also have a request out to the Conclave to borrow the device for this trip - it may help us locate whatever we're supposed to find.

Want to come? The more skyrates the merrier. Bring your guts and a long rope - it's a steep climb.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:18 pm 
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Unique Character wrote:
I'm setting out on a trek to scan Magnus' Throne.

I'll run a spiral course up the peak; lugging some radio equipment. I also have a request out to the Conclave to borrow the device for this trip - it may help us locate whatever we're supposed to find.

Want to come? The more skyrates the merrier. Bring your guts and a long rope - it's a steep climb.


I'll be there. Making one quick run to Islo with some coal, and I'll be back.

Koi Pond.... Gah. ETA to Earthbreach, 1:10.

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I'll help with the throne expedition, in the form of air support. Carrying a scanner, I'll search for any strange signals, and carry food to whatever plateaus I can find near the party. Plus if you can get any injured people to a flat area I can take them down for medical attention.


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Would that be a better place for our scanner? I have a few day smoke flares, we could mark out points to get a closer scan on.

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Don't worry about that, I've tweaked my craft's radio for UHF. Just need to limit it to short range and we should be okay.


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Thank you Yodo. Your support in the skies is a welcome addition.


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On my way in I noticed some odd lights on the waters surface, that might be something to keep in mind.

(OOC: The info I got from the Email update when I landed told me, Wouldn't it be funny if it had something to do with it?)

So, I'm here, I have most of the equipment I have set up, packed.

What time do we march?

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I'll come for the climb on the ground. I'm a fair hand at climbing.


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I'll be at Earthbreach, sounds like fun. Not much of a climber, but I love a good base camp! I'll head there straight after I come to after Creight's inauguration on Islo, with all the leftover party favours I can find.


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[Earthbreach: Foot]
I've been looking around, trying to find a good place to start up the mountain. Where were you planing?

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I've been thinking about it, and maybe we shouldn't be looking at the tops of the mountains. I'm not discouraging current expeditions by any means, but didn't the model plane flash every time it passed over a certain spot while circling around the mountain?

I'm sure those studying and taking copious notes on the device can give the coordinates in relation to the peak, so before hiking up to the top, I suggest the teams check in that area as well.


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Did anyone think to see if it pointed at some spot in particular?
The light I mean.

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It beeped and flashed every time it completed a revolution, which would put it at the same spot each time.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:07 am 

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"Captain Character for clearance - Runway 4. Read you. Over."

The Unique Machine touches down and taxis into the hangar at Earthbreach. Unique Character gathers her bags and laces her boots. She drops down from the cockpit and smiles to hear tiny cheers and music in the distance.

Every inch of the skyland is festooned with blue in honor of Creight's gubernatorial inauguration. The streets are full of celebrants heralding the return of the Blue Faction. A small parade of citizens marches past - children bang pots, fathers brashly kiss mothers and the whole skyland seems to shine with a mix of relief and pride and hope.

The Throne of Magnus looms large in the distance, framing the scene. Unique Character quietly picks her way through the crowds to the foot of the mountain. There she sees a small party gathered at a comfortable looking base camp. Unique greets the fellow explorers who are busy adjusting equipment, reviewing maps, and checking gear.

She holds a paw to her brow scanning the sky for a Hades. She hears it before she sees it swing around the tall peak. She waves and wonders if Yodo can see them yet. She briefs the small group that’s gathering to meet her.

“Hi, glad to see you. I asked the Governor to cut any unnecessary radio chatter while we’re up here. Didn’t hear back from the Conclave about Emir and the device – they may join us later.â€


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[Earthbreach: Foot]
"Ah, glad to see you, just finishing my food here, then I'll be set." Naes calls out, making a jovial salute with his sandwich, managing to get some on his forehead. He scowls, looking up at the smear and starts rubbing it off.

"I've never gotten closer then 'bout a half klick off the water, so I might not mind checking that out if we can find any reason to go down there. But without landing floats on my plane, the most I think I could do there is try to coordinate from the air."


"Alright, I think I'm set. Anyone need anything before we start out?"

(OoC: Had to reread the water part, and edit my line... :oops: I don't think I'd be doing too much good swimming)

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Unique Character smiles at the mustarded Naes and hands him a small radio, "Just in case". She hands out a few to others gathered there. "Channel 7".

She tests the signal, "Squidwing, come in. Yodo, you read me?".

She doesn't wait for a reply. Instead she starts the long climb and waves farewell to those remaining at basecamp.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:40 am 
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[Earthbreach: Mountain]
"I just got word that the radio silence is going to go into effect, I have a transcript somewhere,

*Sound of digging*

Ah, here we are,

[Creight: Since I became governor of Islo... there has been a request to institute 72 hours of radio silence over Islo so that an expedition to the ruins of the Throne of Magnus will have better luck searching for clues about the last flight of the Azure Wind. Just as an FYI, I'd be happy to put Islo under a cloak of radio silence and resort to lights only take offs and landings on Islo.]
Sounds like we are more or less set."

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This really Nero Shade.
IC, Nero tries to do studies and expeditions independently from the Red Faction. Though he specializes in religions he also tries to dig into history, mostly because historical fact can explain the developments of religions.

An expedition to the throne of Magnus would greatly interest him. Crash Shadow is his Blue Faction associate and often helps him with his inter faction relations.

My question is, could Nero go along on this expedition?


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