Applejack's forces have been issued four laser pistols, which have been distributed between her soldiers as well as she could manage. Cheerilee and Pinkie Pie will have to make due with their Rifles. Every soldier has been issued a Smoke Grenade to provide cover when needed, and though they aren't necessary due to our Alien Containment Room not being finished, Applejack and Spike have both been issued a Stun Rod.
Cheerilee is order to head to the front of the Skyranger, Applejack takes the lead, exiting the Skyranger via the ramp. She scans west, spotting the alien craft. It appears to be much larger than the previous one. She then scans east before departing off the eastern edge of the ramp. As she goes to take cover behind the Skyranger's wheels, she spots a Sectoid at the far edge of her vision. She fires two snap shots at it, injuring it but not finishing it off. It fires back three times, but misses with each shot.
Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy head down the ramp to join Applejack, but do not depart it.
Applejack sustains fire from three aliens, only one of which she initially spotted. Two plasma bolts strike her, finishing her off. Our commander is dead.
Fluttershy steps off the ramp of the Skyranger and opens fire on a Sectoid just north of the UFO. It dies in one shot. This appears to be the one who finished off Applejack; Fluttershy has avenged her fallen leader. After that she circles around the nearest wheel and faces South, spotting a second Sectoid. Two missed shots and two hits later, it too dies.
Pinkie Pie follows in Applejack's footsteps, finishing off the first Sectoid we spotted and bringing their total deaths to three.
Rarity and Spike leave the Skyranger to back up Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie respectively.
The sound of a door opening was heard from the west. An alien may be moving around in the UFO: The door is in plain sight, thus cutting off any chance that one might have left the craft.
Cheerilee, having realized that her rifle is not loaded (Doh!), have opted to loot the Laser Rifle from her commander's corpse. Fluttershy and Rarity begin circling around the north of the UFO, in order to make sure that no aliens are hiding behind it. Pinkie Pie heads south to check the tundra surrounding the Skyranger, while Spike and Cheerilee head towards the UFO.
A door was heard opening again. There must be plenty of movement inside the alien craft. Hopefully this isn't a repeat of our first mission...
Fluttershy and Rarity finish their manuever, sitting between the north and western edges of the UFO. Next turn they'll head around to the south end to finish their search. Pinkie continues south bound while Cheerilee and Spike flank the entrance to the UFO.
Damn these aliens and their doors.
Fluttershy heads further west in order to get a good view of the western edge of the UFO. A Sectoid hiding just next to it fires upon her, seriously injuring her. She tries to retaliate, finally downing it after five consecutive misses. We're on a time limit now.
Rarity heads south down the now safe western edge, intent on completing their maneuver herself. Meanwhile, Spike carefully opens the door to the UFO, coming face to face with our fifth Sectoid. Another is spotted not far behind it. Spike opens fire; it is impossible to miss the alien right in his face and he downs it in two of three shots. He then retakes his position outside the door. Cheerilee moves to where he was standing and kills the second Sectoid, allowing the two to enter the craft and take cover easily.
Finally, Pinkie Pie continues her south bound journey. While perhaps boring for her, it is entirely necessary.
Nothing. The remaining aliens must be hiding.
Fluttershy's wounds might have stabilized, as she does not appear to be bleeding. Still, she holds her position. Rarity finishes her maneuver, covering the southern edge of the UFO without incident. Spike and Cheerilee, meanwhile, head further into the UFO. There is a branching path here going north and south; they head north and flank a nearby doorway.
Pinkie Pie, having seen the southern edge of the are, now heads west by northwest.
Fluttershy is, in fact, bleeding out! However, it's at a slower rate then Twilight did. She should last 14 more turns, more than enough to finish this mission.
Rarity heads to the UFO's entrance. Pinkie Pie follows suit.
Spike enters the room on the other side of the UFO. He spots two Sectoids and opens fire on them, but is unable to hit either. He retreats from the room, but is unable to go further than the doorway, preventing Cheerilee from trying the same. That doesn't prevent her from opening fire on the Sectoid nearest the blocked entrance: nine shots and two hits later, she kills it.
A door opened. Another alien may have joined the remaining one in the big room, or that one could have retreated down the southern path in the craft.
Spike returns to the room, spotting two aliens; the first one he saw and a new arrival. Both have their weapons trained on him. He swiftly retreats from the room, hoping to lure them closer to the door so that he and Cheerilee may get the drop on them.
Cheerilee has different plans, however, and opens fire on the aliens from her vantage point behind the door. Nine more shots and she succeeds in killing one of the aliens, but fails to kill the other. Neither reacted to her presence, it seems.
Pinkie and Rarity have entered the UFO and are making their way up the southern end of the ship. With luck, they'll be able to flank the aliens by the next turn.
Yet another door opening. How many aliens remain?
Pinkie Pie and Rarity flank the southern entrance to the big room in the UFO. Spike and Cheerilee head inside, but do not head much further than the entrance they used.
Pinkie Pie and Rarity enter the big room, covering Spike and Cheerilee as they flank a nearby door to the innermost room of the UFO.
Cheerilee heads inside the innermost room, where the UFO's Power Source sits. No aliens were initially spotted, so she moved along the wall to get a glimpse of what was behind the Power Source. Upon spotting the last remaining alien, she fired upon it, killing it.
MISSION CLEARED (SEE SCREENSHOT)
Another success, more armaments and UFO construction material. Unfortunately, Sergeant Applejack was killed and Fluttershy was seriously wounded, putting her on the recovery list.
Strangely enough, Pinkie Pie was made a Sergeant for this mission. All she did was half-avenge Applejack, really. Still, that makes her the new de facto leader of Team Nowhere.
Due to the death of Applejack, a new recruit is being brought in.
Rainbow Dash: 03
Twilight Sparkle: 02
Pinkie Pie: 01
TOTAL RECOVERY TIME:
Twilight Sparkle: 41 Days
Rainbow Dash: 27 Days
Fluttershy: 10 Days
TIMES SAVESCUMMED: 01