Don't worry, this is just a lull before the action-heavy storm
INT. General Discussions. Day.Fade from black. We open to find that all barriers are finally constructed. We raise the camera to eye level with Thunder and Griffon standing on the platform. Thunder raises a hand, and we pan around to a back view of them. When we get there we see all of the forum members raise their heads, waiting for his command.
Thunder: Attention! Will all forum militia please step forth to the front of the room!Numerous people emerge from the crowd.
Thunder: Thank you. Weapons will be handed out to you shortly. You are to acompany me to the source of the attacks. Griffon? Griffon steps forth and clears his throut.
Griffon: Erm, thank you, Thunder. By extrapolating the time and placing of the attacks, we have determened that the source is the Technological Superiority forums.Murmering can be heard from the crowd. People begin to shift about.[i/]
Griffon: Forum militia, please report to the briefing room. Thank you.
Fade to black
INT. Militia Briefing room.Fade from black. We open from a cieling view of the room. This time, there are over 20 people at the table. Others can be seen standing in the shadows. Suddenly, a door swooshes open, and out steps Thunder, along with Griffon.
Thunder: (Takes seat) Alright people, we don't have a lot of time, so I'm going to cut to the chase. As you very well know, something is working it's way up from the Tech Sup forums. Judging from very reliable data, the Freespace MODing forum is next. Maeglamor, that's where you come in. Take a squad of 10 down there to protect it.
Maeglamor: Only ten?
Thunder: You won't need any more than that, but I'll tell you why later. CP5670?CP5670 looks up. A bottle of rum is sitting next to him. Thunder frowns. We cut to a camera view beside Thunder's arm.
CP5670: Blip, whiiiir, zip-pop?
Thunder: Please, don't drink now.
Thunder: Alright, you're going to take another squad of 10 to the Freespace Source code forum. Secure it, and don't let anything get past.
CP5670: Zip-Zop, poink!
Thunder: Now, Thorn, I need you to take a squad of 20...
Thorn: Why that many, sir?
Thunder: Because you're going to lead a strike at an already-controlled area. You're going to go in through the Third Twighlight forum, and capture it, so that we can get at the enemy from behind.
Thorn: But how? We'd have to go through over 5 enemy areas to get there!
Thunder: More on that later.Suddenly, there is a knock at the door. Thunder wheels around. We follow his gaze with the camera.
Thunder: Identify!We hear Carl grunt behind the door.
Thunder: Come. What is it you need, friend?Carl hands Thunder a piece of paper. We can't see what the paper says. Hold current view.
Thunder: Who typed this for you? Skippy?Carl shakes his head.
Thunder: Styxx?Carl nods.
Thorn: (out of view) What is it?
Thunder: It seems to be a request that we allow him on the expedition into enemy territory...
Thorn: How did he know?
Thunder: (Grins) Admin privalages...
Thunder: (turns to face Carl) But what could you do?Carl turns to a wall and raises a claw. He punches through the wall, and his 6-foot arm goes all the way through. We cut to a view just above his arm, and when he pulls it out, we see he still hasn't gone through the solid-metal wall. We cut to the back end of the table, looking directly at Thunder.
Thunder: (Gapes) I see...Well, you're in!
Maeglamor: (leans over table) Sorry to interrupt, sir, but you said you'd tell us why we need only ten
Thunder: (Seemingly shakes himself out of a daze) Ahhh...yes. Kazan?Kazan suddenly steps out of the shadows, and turns to face the group. His gaze clearly makes them uncomftorable.
Kazan: Due to recent advances in weapon technology, we have been able to create some types that were thought to be previously impossible. Our research has only been hurried when the Interplay agents arrived, as they seem to be immune to normal bullets.A gasp goes through the crowd. They begin to talk loudly.
Kazan: However....(the crowd is still talking extremely loudly.) HOWEVER... (the crowd quiets down) We have managed to create, you'll like this, Unidan.A figure at the end of the table nods.
Kazan: We have succeded in creating the first man-portable ion cannon!Unidan jumps up and lets out a whoop of joy.
Unidan: My dream has come true!Chuckles go around the table. Unidan looks around, surprised.
Unidan: What? (he sits back down.)
Kazan: (Chuckles) We also have created a new type of bullet. It's the same caliber as your normal one, but due to the insane amounts of explosives that WMCoolmon has managed to stuff into it, it's about as powerful as a howizter. Three of each will be issued to your squads.
Thunder: Thank you, Kazan. The squads will be divided into Red, Blue, and Gold. Red gaurds the Freespace Moding forum, while Blue gaurds the Source code forum. Gold, you're the one that's going in.
Thunder: Ahhh...yes, the way you get in there, right?Thorn nods.
Thunder: I'm really not supposed to tell you these except in dire emergencies.Everyone in the room coughs.
Thunder: (Smiles) But I think this counts. Anyways, we admins have special...privalages. We are allowed to use secret passageways that can only be unlocked using a special keycode.
Thorn: Then why don't we go right to the tech sup forum?
Thunder: They seem to have weilded them shut. This suggests that they have an admin onboard. I've done a roal call, and the only person missing is Black Ace, which means he's probably allied with them, so we'll have to watch out for sneak attacks.
Squad Leaders: Roger.
Thunder: Alright, let's do it people. Suit up! Cut to black as the attendees begin to file out.