An archaeotech trap guards the bridge…how to pass it?
Lots of planning leads to these results:
Tybalt hacks into a cogitator link at the bottom of the shaft, sending an electrical impulse to short out the lights. They watch the soldiers and ships on the outside and get the sense that they’re getting ready for something. After about 20 seconds, the column opens up, and the soldiers and ships begin firing. Tybalt quickly hatches another plan, runs outside, and has Priss hurl him up towards the bridge, where he will try and grapnel on and connect in the confusion. She does this, and hucks him straight up to the bridge. It takes about 90 seconds for him to fly up, while the soldiers and ships shine floodlights on the column. Purely by chance, one of the fighters happened to shine a light on him, right before he floated up onto the top half of the bridge. Tybalt quickly grapneled on, found an exterior port and began trying to do whatever he could. He found the controls for the clamp, and disabled them, so the bridge was stuck. He also told the column to close again. He began running along the outside of the bridge to the column so he could be safe inside, but along the way was fired at by one of the fighters, and got hugely injured. Priss then fired her heavy las at that fighter, blowing right through the canopy and killing the pilot. He was able to get inside the column before it closed, and was safe at least for now. The others came back inside and came up the column, and they came into the bridge.