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Urgent Mercy A coalition force of special operations comes into contact with the cartel and corrupt Argentine Special Forces while trying to rescue a downed friendly pilot.

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<Bunker-Kitchen+ Fuse Room>

 The young woman Sophia waited in the fuse room patiently. She had been selected not only because she was the youngest, but because of the local girls she was the only one to wear or even own a watch. Catherine told her to wait five minutes exactly when the left her there, enough time for the tall blonde to get back to her gringo friends to get them into position.

 The hands moved far to slowly, as if time had slowed down for her and despite the cold, Sophia was sweating. With her right hand on the power switch for the kitchen, she watched and waited, finally it was seconds and then zero.

 Throughout the entire bunker facility everything shook, there was hardly anywhere in the place where you didn't catch a glimpse of the bright flame that followed the explosion. Withing that awful noise, the screams of two or three men could be heard, obviously they must have been heading to the kitchen at that very time. Shouts and curses rang out, soon followed the sound of running boots headed to see what had happened; then a secondary explosion as the grenade went off in the armory, more pitiful screams.

Mission Requests / Re: The Venezuelan Connection
« on: June 23, 2017, 07:55:35 PM »
That! is typically what the CIA would do. Okay then, I will bring Sydney in. We can have a thread set up for either Langley, or the Pentagon with a meeting between COS and CIA.

Mission Requests / Re: The Venezuelan Connection
« on: June 22, 2017, 10:26:42 PM »
I think we are, given that Venezuela has no sided with the Cartel and provided them with some air power assets of their own.

So what exactly do we need to set up to get the wheels spinning? An agent on the ground in there? Doing what?

Face Claims / Re: Character Face Claims
« on: June 22, 2017, 04:24:30 AM »
All added  :sam2

Character Applications / Re: Alexandria Stephenson WIP
« on: June 20, 2017, 10:14:58 PM »
okay some finer details. Her father is listed as 'military', that is fairly oblique so we need something more than that. Secondly she has no rank, and most importantly if she is Army then I am assuming she has or is an officer since 'academy' is mentioned, just the wrong one. Army is West Point, Navy and Marines is Annapolis.

Just so ya all know what to do.

 As soon as the first person posts, write that Sophia has turned on the power to the kitchens setting off the explosion, which should be somewhat bigger than Cate had planned on  :sam3

 We hear a few screams, then the sound of running. There are currently around anything up to 20 guys inside. When that takes place, start heading out into the hallways, there should be a fairly quick engagement, but leave the main guy for Luciana, someone can capture him if they like.

 Once we've secured the interior, of course those still on the outside will have heard the muffled explosion, that includes the SBS team with Robert. This will also distract the guys manning the guard points on each turn going up the hill, making it easier to take them out.

 All done, both teams meet up, bloodied and sweaty at the entrance ready for the extraction by the CH-53's. At this point the AV8's will come in a play merry not too far away. Clear?  :sam2

South America / Re: Urgent Mercy (Operation Whirlwind Phase I)
« on: June 07, 2017, 01:38:54 AM »
<1230 hours>

 The CH-53's disgorged their charges near the Uruguay river just short of the Brazilian border, the RHIB's were in place waiting for the teams. With rotors slowing turning, the aircrews were to wait for the signal that hopefully would come soon for the exfil of all teams. When that happened, the AV8's were ready to deploy their little diversion, each one loaded with six 250 kg HE bombs.

South America / Re: Port Stanley-Falkland Islands
« on: June 07, 2017, 01:32:48 AM »
                                           ~Time Jump 3+ hours~

Teams proceeding to Argentina, a new thread will be created. SBS team to Urgent Mercy.

Shadows Off Topic arena / Re: LOA - June
« on: June 05, 2017, 06:05:36 AM »
 noted and thank you Thad  :sam2 :busy

South America / Re: Urgent Mercy (Operation Whirlwind Phase I)
« on: June 02, 2017, 01:01:38 AM »

*Radio secure channel*

"Assassin, Kermit inbound. Be advised ETA minus two point seven five, we have a tailwind."

South America / Re: Port Stanley-Falkland Islands
« on: June 02, 2017, 01:00:44 AM »
<Helo Pad>

 "Copy that Tower." Chris acknowledged her orders as she pushed the control yoke forward. "Buckle up ladies and gents." She said over the helo's PA when with a sudden lurch and the ubiquitous 'thump thump' of the big bird lifted them off safely into the weather. Quite quickly 'Kermit' along with his three stable mates and the four AV8's were headed for Argentina. Chris called ahead to appraise the ground teams. "Assassin, Kermit inbound. Be advised ETA minus two point seven five, we have a tailwind."

"Captain Stone." She said again over the PA. "Your teams will be dropped at the Paraguayan border with Brazil, that country has given you a ten minute window to pass through their turf, don't screw it up. When you arrive in situ, inform Assassin we are on stand by for exfil."

<<To Argentina>>


South America / Re: Urgent Mercy (Operation Whirlwind Phase I)
« on: June 01, 2017, 09:13:18 PM »

 Nervously Luciana glanced at one of the men's watches, her eyes widening in surprise for she had not been keeping track of time. She also knew exactly how long it would take to get these people into the cistern, for her to get back, clean up and appear as if everything was normal. Of course she had to do all of this as well, without practically peeing herself from fear. Thirty three minutes. She could get them in and hidden in twenty five if they left now, leaving her just eight minutes to reappear with her friends. "Senor?" She said anxiously.

Shadows Off Topic arena / Re: The hardware, all the stuff we use
« on: May 31, 2017, 05:04:35 AM »
 okay okay I know we're not using these as its a little late, but God I swear so long as I live I will never tire of the sound of these two aircraft. I first heard a Mustang when I was 5 over in the US. I heard and saw the Spitfire 8 years ago at an air show in Melbourne with my dad. Both use the same engine.

 NCIS is one show I've been wanting to watch for ages :) its on my list

 some more of my favs. I think these have to be on everyone's list to.


Shadows Off Topic arena / Re: The hardware, all the stuff we use
« on: May 29, 2017, 04:45:05 AM »
 hard to tell without a pic :P


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