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Passive Infiltration

Posted on Sat Sep 26th, 2015 @ 9:06pm by Gavich [P: Steiner]
Edited on on Sat Sep 26th, 2015 @ 10:19pm

Mission: Blooming Friendships
Location: A single point in the path of SB322
Timeline: Virtual night, of course.


Astronomers and their computers have been able to precisely map planetary and orbital paths. Merchants and militaries alike have utilized the exact navigations for centuries. Today, it would be infiltrators who put their lives on the line in their dependence upon perfect calculations.

As Planet Archa IV moved through space in its orbital path around the sun, a ship running utilizing quiet mode parked in its path. At the moment Starbase 332 was located on the opposite side of the planet. With the assistance of combat technicians, the infiltrators laid back in small support capsules. They closed their eyes, realizing that the next time they opened them, it would be inside the enemy target.

Capsules were closed and life support readings slowed to nearly stasis levels. "The team is ready, Commander."

"Navigator, your measurements must be perfect, or these men are dead!"

"They are, Commander."

"They had better be. Your life depends upon it."

"Understood, Sir."

Redundant computers and sensors counted down timers which agreed to within nanoseconds. At the zero point, hyperspace ballasts were released. The capsules faded out of view into hyperspace.

"The drop is good. We do not need to abort."

"Very good. Helm, ease us away from here. Get us underway."

Two days later, Archa IV and her guardian starbase passed over the drop point. Inside the capsules, tactical microcomputers counted down the nanoseconds. Life support accelerated the occupants to consciousness. Accelerators began their inertial synchronization push. ==STANDBY FOR PHASE-IN==

At the precise moment, the hyperspace ballasts released the capsules. They phased back into normal space. The occupants quickly opened their casings in darkness and studied their visor readouts. "We made it. We're in." They were weightless and in a vacuum. They were also inside the base infrastructure.

Following schematics, the team activated gentle thrusters. "Active sensors, negative. As long as we remain in the blind spots, we're good. All right everyone, we split up and carry out our tasks."



Mysterious Infiltrators
Starbase 332
Pegasus Fleet


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