Movement 1.0 - a Mechwarrior Story
Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:46 PM
Planet Satalice, Mekaun Forest Colony (Free Rasalhague Republic)
"Gorton, Kingsley and Thorpe" Mining Complex (Material supply for GM270XL Fusion plants destined Pheonix Hawk LAM production coreward)
Military Forces en route to help with relocation of factories due to attacks by unknown forces from the periphery.
Forces deployed: Black Outlaws - 3 Med Lance (CONTACT LOST)
BETA NOOBS - PRESENTLY ENGAGED
<OVERHEAT!! WARNING!! SHUTDOWN!! OVERHEAT!! WARNING!! SHUTDOWN!!>
SHUTDOWN ENGAGED .... HEAT LIMIT EXCEEDED
Greyvanth "SPIDER" Bogdanovich considered pressing the OVERRIDE button, for a 3rd time... and reconsidered.
He wasn't that desperate yet. A core meltdown was no way to die.
Besides, the strange Jenner had been driven away by his Alpha strike, for now. It had retreated on its jump jets over the arch of rock to the west.
At least it looked like a Jenner. In fact, his systems had tagged it as a Jenner belonging to the Black Outlaws Mercenary group. It belonged to a merc named Temel Partot. Problem was, Temel never drove his mech like that, and besides...he was dead. The readout showed his confirmed death 2 weeks ago while he was scouting 20 miles from this mining colony. His mech, a Jenner, hadn't been recovered.
It had looked like a Jenner. SPIDER had seen it just yards in front of him. Same basic shape, weaponry and speed. But it hadn't acted like a Jenner. It had seemed ... magic.
He had first seen it fly over the ridge, on its jump jets, from the direction of the Comstar complex. But as he targeted it had seemed to vanish, then reappear sporadically as it flew towards him. Targeting it had been nearly impossible. One second it was in his sights... the next second it had side slipped, impossibly, a few feet away. He had wasted most of his AC rounds shooting at thin air.
And its targeting array! What kind of targeting computer must it have!? He had taken consistent and repeated headshots. The armor of his cockpit was in shreds. His armor glass view screen shattered. The majority of the armor on his 100 ton Atlas, "ZENITH", was hardly scratched. But the nerve center of the giant machine, the cockpit, the head, was all but cracked open by the Jenner's supernaturally accurate attack.
IT WAS JUST A JENNER!! .... and he was getting killed by it.
Fear twisted his gut. If he hadn't seen it with his own eyes, the abilities of the small mech would have seemed laughable, magical. He drove one of the most powerful mechs made in the Inner Sphere... and he had barely driven it off.
It was humiliating. The ATLAS was the king of the Mech world. The Jenner, a lowly scout mech. Yet here he was backing into an alcove, carved into the cliff side by a waterfall, to protect his back and gain some lateral coverage against the inhumanly agile mech. Water cascaded down over the giant Atlas. Drips of moisture found their way into the cockpit through the many cracks and fractures in the outer armor.
The rest of his Lance, the BETA NOOBS, had died earlier. Now SPIDER waited for death. Incredulous at its nature.
It came quickly.
<TARGET DETECTED> <MISSLE LOCK>
The Jenner arrowed over the ridge to the left. Skipping through the air in a strange jerking motion. It was impossible to target. It came to ground 30 yards in from of Spider's "ZENITH", pivoted and ran toward the ATLAS in its protective alcove. Lances of blue laser fire needled through the air and burned directly into the head of the giant mech, melting the remaining armor and glasteel protection. SRM missiles followed. The head of the ATLAS vanished. Greyvanth "Spider" Bogdanovich died screaming in frustration without landing a single shot.
The Jenner came to a stop in front of the waterfall as if taking a minute to look over its deadly handiwork, then turned and headed towards the Forest Colony Mine site.
"This is the Natasha. The SPIDER is dead."
Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:57 PM
Excellent story - very well written. I hope you add more installments.
Who knew Natasha used hax?
Edited by Listless Nomad, 28 April 2012 - 07:00 PM.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:59 AM
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