The Devil Dog was far from the fanciest of spacecrafts. The interior was a bit cramped - especially if you were a particularly tall alien - and a few things on the inside that weren't immediately integral to the ship's functioning and the crew's survival had been allowed to rust. All things considered, it was a relatively small ship, home to a crew of around thirty.
Everyone had received their orders and all the information Grimm's Army had to offer - including the fact that they had just recently run into a Victorian spacecraft on essentially the same mission, so they would no doubt be joined by some Victorians on the planet surface. From the mercenary crew, several individuals had volunteered to undertake the most dangerous part of the mission: actually descending to the planet.
It wasn't only dangerous for every obvious reason - it was also dangerous because the Devil Dog didn't have a shuttle bay. All this ship had was something colloquially known in Grimm's Army as "puke machines." Puke machines were pods that a person strapped themselves into, and they held on for dear life as they careened down toward the planet. They were so named because of how extremely fast, and extremely rough, the windowless pods were. After being trapped in a dark, tiny space hurtling at incredible speeds through the atmosphere and landing on a planet surface, it was pretty much a guarantee that the passenger (sometimes called the victim) was going to throw up the instant they staggered out of the pod.
As for how they got back up onto the ship afterward, the Devil Dog itself would land and retrieve them once the coast was clear, as it wasn't a terribly huge craft. But landing on the planet right away was far too risky. Better to lose only those sent down in the puke machines than to lose the entire ship.
That, or they could just end up taking that Victorian shuttle they'd probably meet down there.
But that was for another time. For now, everyone began to gather in the puke machine bay, the pods open and waiting for them. One of the first arrivals in the room was an immensely tall and impressive Wrognoth ((Jak, NPC)), who silently checked his guns in a far corner. They were certainly a motley crew... but that was far from unusual with Grimm's Army.
Until the captain of the Devil Dog gave the orders to strap into a puke machine and prepare descent to the planet, they had this time to themselves.
((Welcome to Awakening! You should only post here if your character is in Grimm's Army. Right now, we're just doing introductions and initial interactions, so use this time to get to know each other. DM posts will usually happen about once a week (unless I'm replying to someone as one of my NPCs, in which case I will reply a lot faster).
For convenience, here's a list of the characters present at this time...
- Sofia Martinez-Rivera (Klaykid)
- Kragzek (Burgs)
- Kimberly "KO" Ocelot (Hawk)
- Tarquinn Superbus (Dalton)
- Rhys Hansard (DragonJedi)
- Valmak (DragonJedi)
- Jak (NPC)