Breaching the Derelict

Setting the mood again, assuming you aren't shitting your pants already.
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Late Evening, December 16, 2183

Capt. Kenny monitors the the display screens for anything out of the norm while sipping his coffee. He is concerned that Vera DID see something on the Cronus on top of the Montero being sabotaged, finding the Cronus at the same time and MUTHUR changing the mission last second while unprepared.
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Roberts floated carefully to the outside door of the airlock to the Cronus. There was no gravity inside the umbilical.

"They have basic power to the door.", he announced.

He looked the door over, making sure it was safe.

"...and there is no card slot for entry. Unless someone had the codes?", asked Roberts.

"The inside of the door has some damage. Asahi, your up see if you can get it open?", he reported.
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Ogai looks to him after suiting up and nods, "Gotcha. I'll try my best."

He moves forward, looking at it for a moment, then looks to Roberts and asks, "What do you think will be best? I can attempt to hack the console or I can use my cutting torch? Personally, I'd recommend hacking the console first, just to see if I can."
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Kenny asks MUTHUR for the access codes for the Cronus and receives an unexpected response.

"1-4-2-6-0-1", she gently chimes.

He then relays to the crew, "MU/TH/UR said the code is 1-4-2-6-0-1. Asahi try it out."
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Roberts is on overwatch looking around the door and the Cronus with the shotgun at the ready.
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Ogai sighs and mumbles under his breath, "Why didn't Roberts ask that earlier? Then again, why would I ask?"

He types them in, swallowing as he steps back, "Ready to go?".

The keypad flashes a dim green. Ogai feels a slow grinding of metal as it unlocks. Red, he knew, would have told him that the code was wrong, blue would have told him the inner airlock was pressurized and that it wouldn’t unlock. Green was ready to open.

Ogai tried the button, nothing. He pried and wrenched at the unlocked hatch with no success. The damned thing was buckled outward and wouldn't budge.
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Vera steps up next to Asahi at the hatch.

"May I? This is kinda my thing..."

She holds out a hand for the maintenance jack.
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Ogai looks up at her and offers a small smile. He nods and hands her the maintenance jack, rubbing his hands together as he steps back to allow her to do her thing.
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With her other hand Vera pats him on the shoulder as he steps aside. She then examines the door closely before placing the jack.
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Capt. Kenny sips his coffee as he watches the crew on the vid screen. He has a bad feeling and is depending on his coffee to calm his nerves. He is hoping that he is blowing this whole thing out of proportion and that everything will work out just fine, but every fiber in his body is telling him that something bad is going to happen.

Then Kenny muttered, "I don't like this. I don't like this at all. Sure, there is nothing now, but in a second something bad will come out, and they're gonna get ugly somehow, and there's gonna be a million more of them."
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The bent airlock grinds along its housing as Vera pries it open and peers into a deep black airlock chamber. It must already be the same pressure as the vacuum of space because no air burst forth from it. Maneuvering her headlamp, Vera can see 10 ft down, there is a floor airlock entry to A Deck. But in order to open that hatch, the chamber must first be pressurized to the match the ship's interior.

She enters and scopes out the room for anything out of the ordinary. In the bright light of the headlamp, Vera can make out scratches and dents in the metal around interior of the entry hatch airlock. She points these out to the others and proceeds to examine the next hatch. She's curious to see if there is a window on it.
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Roberts walked over to the marks and scratches and dents to see if he can determine what had caused the damage. He ran his fingers over the scratches. He had seen a lot in his time in space. he just hoped he could figure out this.
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Ogai frowns at the scratches but looks at where Vera went too. It's not a good idea to split up. He looks around the room, his hands twitching slightly as an uneasy feeling seems to rise from the silence and darkness.
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"See if we can close the door and seal it. If not... all of this was for nothing.", Roberts says.

He determines that a person was kicking and pounding at the door and buckled it outward but it is a slide open hatch. There are scuff marks and scrapes in the paint. He thinks it is sabotage but that would be very dangerous and difficult. He found this to be odd.

"I think something tough and strong did this, Android maybe? I say we close the door and weld it with a light seam if we need to. To hold the air in here, but we need to move fast."
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"Umm...I'd really rather not weld us into this thing... even lightly. Just my thoughts on the matter. If everyone else is good with it then ok.", Vera replies.
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"I agree with Vera. If we make a mistake, we could be potentially welding ourselves into something dangerous."

Ogai crosses his arms, glancing around the room once more.
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"OK" said Roberts. "Can we close the door and get a seal?
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"On it!" Vera says, returning to the door with the maintenance jack.

It was much easier to pry the sliding door open, but the door is now tightly wedged inside its casing.
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"We don't have time for this. Capitan, pressurize the umbilical to match the Cronus if you would." Requests Roberts.
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Capt. Kenny asks MUTHUR to aid Roberts on his request and any further command on the mission.
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MUTHUR 6500 takes a read on the Cronus interior and begins pressurization inside the 10 meter long umbilical now attached to the dorsal airlock.
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Ogai, can you try the door when the pressurization finishes?" asked Roberts.

"I will cover you.", as he readies his shotgun.
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As the chamber pressurizes, sounds of the environment return. Paddy Lohan comes over the comms.

“Team, this is Paddy. Captain had too much coffee, he’ll be back soon. I’ll be your backup in the meantime.

You’ll notice the artificial gravity is still working when you climb down in. Also, currently, the only lighting is from those weak emergency lights. Your interior temperature in there is pretty low, guys. Deep freeze. We’re talking 0•F (-18•C).

The air is barely breathable, probably super stale. High concentration of carbon dioxide. Obviously, I don’t recommend taking off your suits just yet, at least not for long. Gotta get life support up and running in there or you won’t last long without recharging your air supply. ”
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Ogai looks at Roberts as he listens to Paddy, before nodding, "Yeah, I can probably get it open when its finished."

He swallows as he sighs. He was not getting paid enough to do this shit.
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“Pressurization complete.”, MUTHUR pipes in over the comms.
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"I can help, Asahi. We can do it together.", says Vera.
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Roberts responds to the information, "Where was their last stop? Does it state that?".

"Ready" as he raises the shotgun and points it at the door.
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Paddy’s voice crackles in, “Looks like they were headed to a planetoid dubbed LV-1113 way out in the 26 Draconis system. Searching for life viable planets. No record of them arriving or leaving but they must have turned course to end up all the way out here. You'll have to access the ship's manifest to get more information, MUTHUR can only breach so much security without officially syncing with the other ship.”
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"That's just great.", groaned Roberts. "So we really don't know what's on this ship. When we get this door open I will be point man; the flamer behind me. Last will be Bruce, you watch back.
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“Yeah, you got it. Anyone got another one of those hi-beams? “, asks Jensen.
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The airlock below is mechanical and doesn’t have a keypad. Ogai twists the handle and lifts the hatch with a slight pneumatic hiss. He sees a ladder leading down into the A1 junction, a small chamber roughly the same size as the airlock. There are two doors; one leading towards the bow and one towards the stern of the ship.

In the center of the chamber is another closed hatch leading down to B Deck. There is one circular ventilation shaft on one of the walls. The team descends into the A1 junction.
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Roberts steps through the aft doorway leading with his shotgun, doing a zig-zag pattern, floor up to the ceiling, checking any vents and corners. He stops when there is room for everyone in the corridor.

"Close the door behind us. Flamer watch left. When he thinks the intersection is clear, he goes to the right wall and walks along with it to a corner, checking the corridor to the right. All clear.
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Vera checks the left and goes back to the spot behind Roberts. All clear.
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Roberts signals everyone to the next corridor door. He takes overwatch position.

"Open the door."
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Vera presses the button and the door swiftly slides up. Beyond is a dark 20 meter corridor. Two ventilation ducts; one on the left and one on the right. Another door with a small window stands closed at the end of the corridor leading to the Cryodeck.
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“Not picking up any movement.”, Roku stated, checking the Motion Tracker. She was a little worried about the possibility of a rogue Android as the Captain mentioned. She knew about the deterioration of the old models and possibility of malfunction.
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Robert signals for everyone to move forward. "Watch the vents and corners " as he walks still with his shotgun ready. When they get to the next door he looks through the window.
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Capt. Kenny returned from the latrine after wiping his face. The downside to drinking too much coffee is that you will need to visit the little boy's room. Sadly the stress was still building up inside Kenny's gut and and he needed to cool his head down a bit before returning to the command deck.

Luckily, Paddy was back before he left. Before returning to the coms, Kenny got a new cup of coffee to help calm his nerves. He returned his eyes to the vid screens.
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The ventilation ducts are all sealed and the area where a singular EEV (escape pod) used to be is empty. Roberts shines his light through the window. Ahead is a corridor that runs port to starboard, there isn’t much to see from the window.
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Paddy comes across the comms.

“You got 3 cryochambers off of the corridor ahead. If anyone is alive, they’ll be in there. Also, an elevator on either end, and a terminal toward port side elevator.”
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With Roberts on overwatch, Vera opens the door and enters the next corridor with her incinerator pointing down the starboard end. She sees a door with soft teal light glowing from its window and something on the floor beyond it in the darkness.
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To the port side of the corridor, Roberts sees the dim green light from a computer terminal and two more tiny orange lights from the elevator buttons.
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Vera motions to the left and Roberts shines the hi-beam flashlight in that direction. They see a slumped-over figure leaning against the wall just past the Cryochamber entrance door.

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