Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Location: Connecticut, USA
|Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:59 am Post subject: Arclight hack
| We go in via Whipsnake cargo hold, including Caelin and a Spider drone, the latter with a big rock
The Spider is released toward the Arclight station attachment first, carrying its rock
It finds an exterior sensor, and bashes it with the rock (simulating a micrometeoroid hit)
We then launch from the Whipsnake, all of us in spacesuits, Gabriel and Delgado in the CID spacesuits we captured last season
We clamber on to the outside hull of the station in the cone provided by the blind spot of the smashed sensor
All of the above might be unnecessary, incidentally: these stations are quick-builds, which means they might be relying on Arclight for sensors. If so, we just come in on the cone where the actual Arclight station is blind to us because of the bulk of the add-on station.
Once we're clamped on, we hide in case something comes out to check the micrometeoroid hit
Whomever it is will probably leave an airlock half-cycled, in which case the next part is easy: we just use the open access port to hack the airlock and get inside
Before we actually go inside, we'll probably want to bypass interior cameras and the like, assuming the hacking team can do that. Give them blank views until we're safely inside.
Once inside, we look for any interior terminal with access to drop pod launch programming
Hopefully, this is in a room somewhere, in which case, Mem, Detro, Melissa, Dimitri, Birkin and Roland go in.
The first four are the hacking team. Roland and Birkin are there to watch their backs.
Gabriel and Delgado will stand outside the room, wearing the CID spacesuits, and attempt to bluff anyone who comes inside. Hopefully, the station will only be very lightly populated. This is an add-on station to Arclight, not the "real thing."
If possible, Gabriel and Delgado will be inside the room too, and we can hopefully maybe just watch the outside on video, and only go out if it seems needful
Mem and Detro break in (with Dimitri providing a physical tap if needed)
Melissa programs the drones: six drop pods (or whatever the standard launch pattern is) into Paladin Lots
Big drones in the drop pods should attack medium size vehicles and small buildings
Smaller TD drones in the drop pods should TD large vehicles, large buildings, and troop concentrations
Either program the smaller TD drones to recognize our guided mortar frequency, or download their frequency and we'll update the mortars
Set the launch to take place in 18 hours
Leave no trace of our presence in the network
Once the programming is done, we leave the same way we came in
Again, cameras in the hallways set to blank hallway images
On the way out, remove the tap on the hallway cameras to return them to normal
Leave the external airlock in the condition that we found it
Again, these are interim quick-build stations. It's entirely possible we might find everything we need to program the drones on the outside of the station, a maintenance panel, or maybe a fiber-optic line from the main Arclight station
If that's the case, we use that instead and never even enter the station
Once our mission's done, the Spider blocks another camera with its body while we push away from the station
Once we're a good distance away, the Spider uncovers the camera and pushes off itself
Jester aka Capt. Gabriel Tynes, Commanding Officer of the 5th
GM of Good v. Evil