Updated: Mar 18
With the ISS Legacy gone; scuttled to foil a boarding attempt by the EereE Imperium while the crew stole the EereE battleship from under their noses. The former Legacy's crew take to the stars, not in the new trophy battleship they anticipated; but a refit assault cruiser named the ISS Valley Forge...
Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Five-ship pirate wing approached the Terran facility under cloaking/energy signature dampening. Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Wing is led by Raven's Claw, Red Hornet's "flagship", an Amarie-class escort. She's followed by Ravenous - a Qin raptor, Overmind - lethean destroyer, First Slash - ferasan raider and Starchild - Sadia@gulremal: - an orion corvette. Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Using the comm-link infomation provided by an assest on Argo, Istar and Spectre devised a cunning virus which disabled enemy station's defenses and the single patrol ship. Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Wing rushed in, wrecking the defensless ship and station's defenses, while the ground squad prepares for the deployment... Sadia@gulremal: *checks her antiproton SMG and disruptor hand-canon* All right, as soon as defenses are taken out, we're going to beam to the station's main hallway - our target is the command deck, as we need to - Sadia@gulremal: - remove the docking clamps if we are to nab the ship. Sadia@gulremal: When that's done, we need to secure ship's main engineering and the bridge. Istar@anncarise: "There's still surviving Terrans on that station, right?" Sadia@gulremal: If things get too messy, plant the charges wherever you can and Raven's Claw will evac us. Sharpe@falconecoose nods lightly "What is our plan of attack once we beam in? Fast and hard or slow and steady? And I can have Echo team make it's way aboard the ship." Sadia@gulremal: Yeah, area near the command center is blocking transporters and sensors - there must be some resistance there. Istar@anncarise smirks, "Time to do what I do best then." Sadia@gulremal: Spectre, Echo, this is your show. Sharpe@falconecoose nods slightly "Ok then, they know we are coming so I say we do this fast and hard, the less time we are here the less time they have for help to arrive." Sadia@gulremal: All right, I'm as ready as I'll ever be. Ellie@hawkecosse#4702: "Aye, Echo team will be able to secure the main engineering for us at the minimum depending on the resistance aboard the ship." Sharpe@falconecoose nods to Echo as she double checks her pistol and rifle "Aye then, if we are ready and there is no further question...I don't see the point in hanging around to be caught. And if goes bad, I have > Sharpe@falconecoose: > Ghost squadron on standby to cover us." Sadia@gulremal: *nods, tapping her comm link* Hornet to transporter room, we are ready to go. Sadia@gulremal: *checks her shield generator* Istar@anncarise: <C> "Transporter room is good to go. We'll put you down as close to the command centre as we can. There's a few lifeforms nearby so transport zone could be hot." Sadia@gulremal: *unholsters her rifle* Gotcha. Get us down there! Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 unholsers her rifle as she stands ready for beam out "This is where the fun begins." Istar@anncarise: <C> "On it!" Istar@anncarise FX | The team is beamed over to the Terran secret facility... Keelah@crystyll FX | The base is unprepared for the incursion and personnel at beam in site are caught unawares; scrambling for weapons and alarms Sadia@gulremal: *if there's no cover at arm's lenght, she drops to crough and fires a burst of antiproton bolts at the nearest target* Istar@anncarise FX | The team beams into what appears to be a prison area, but none of the unfortunate inmates here seem anywhere near fighting state if they are released... Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 brings her rifle up as she opens fire, as does the rest of Echo team as they are beamed in Istar@anncarise throws off her black robe, drawing two pistols dramatically as she does so. Underneath her robes appear to be a suit of bony armour that cover most of her body except the hands and head. Sharpe@falconecoose crouches down as she takes aim at the nearest of the guards, with a tight burst of fire Keelah@crystyll FX | Ground team makes short work of the unpreprared guards in the room, though weapons fire triggers an automated alarm and more come flooding in behind a smoke grenade they first lanuch through the Keelah@crystyll: ...door Istar@anncarise opens fire into the enemy first before turning and frying the brig controls, opening the individual cells. Sadia@gulremal: *grabs an alliance heavy stun grenade and throws it into the smoke as she bursts the door area with suppresing fire. Istar@anncarise FX | A bloodied Terran tries to crawl out of a cell but Istar vapourizes him with one shot before side-flipping inside to take cover. Sharpe@falconecoose keeps firing at new arrivals as she turns her head slightly "Echo, popper though the door now!" Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 grins as she pivots on the heal of her foot as she pulls a greanade of her belt, as she half throws/half rolls it through the door, unlike the alliance grenade this is not a stun grenade. Keelah@crystyll FX | Imperial guard take cover from the incoming grenade before fortifying their position outside the door, content to sacrifice any remaining folk inside Istar@anncarise rolls out of her cell cover as the grenade goes off, following it up with weapons fire before realizing they're not charging in. Sharpe@falconecoose glances over at Sadia "This the only way to the target? Or do we have a secondary root?" Elora@tortles#7288: FX | One of the Empire forces outside of the door throws in a grenade directly at the group before going back to cover Sadia@gulremal: Incoming! *jumps to the side* Istar@anncarise rolls back into the cell, avoiding the grenade. Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 dives to cover as the grenade clears the door, as does the rest of Echo team Elora@tortles#7288 The Grenade goes off and as it does two guards go charging in firing phasers rifles Sharpe@falconecoose opens fire at the guards as soon as the clear the door way "Echo, I do belive it is time for Sierra 9, don't you..." Sadia@gulremal: *one of the phaser shots burns her personal shield that was damaged by soaking part of the blast and hits her armored pauldron* Elora@tortles#7288 One of the guards charging is instantly vaporised the other is hit in the leg and falls floor screaming in pain Sadia@gulremal: *she returns with a stream of antiproton bolts that down the guard who hit her* Elora@tortles#7288 The guard who was hit in the leg is hit by the anitproton bolts and goes limb Sadia@gulremal: *mutters* There's vent shaft at the back of the prison. Istar@anncarise peers out of the cell and seeing that the first two guards are down rolls Sadia@gulremal: *keeps shooting at the doors, providing covering fire at an angle* Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 grins slightly "Oh do belive it is specter. Echo 4, demo pack, lets move." as she catches the demo pack she turns and moves to sprint and then slide the rest of the way into cover next to the door. Istar@anncarise - out into a better firing position, "Does it lead to the command centre?" Elora@tortles#7288 One of the guards puts himself in half cover to return fire with a stream of phaser bolts Elora@tortles#7288 The other three guards remain in cover patiently waiting for an oppurtunity to attack Sadia@gulremal: *sadia drops to the floor, trading shots with the guard in half cover, cursing* Keelah@crystyll FX | A Deep voice comes booming over the station intercom. Sounds like a white South African accent; seasoned veteran by his tone Sadia@gulremal: I'm bit pressed here, but the shaft leads into that hallway, you can use it to flank them. Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 holsters her rifle as she draws her pistol, holding it in one hand and the demo pack in the other, as Echo 4 who having followed her to the door goes to lob a grenade down the hallway > Elora@tortles#7288 The guard in half cover is vaporised and one of the guards replaces him Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 > in an attempt to force the guards to stop firing for a moment as they seek cover Keelah@crystyll: <C> "Rebel filth! You think you can you just walk on to /my/ station?! Ha! You have just arrived and are cornered like rats. Give up now before you embarass yourselves further!" Istar@anncarise grins, "Perfect. Keep them occupied here!" Elora@tortles#7288 Two of the guards reach cover one is completely oblvious to the grenade and continues firing Istar@anncarise runs to the back of the brig and skillfully scales the wall, squeezing into the ventilation shaft. Sadia@gulremal: *as Ellie and Echo 4 draw the enemy fire Hornet uses the opportunity to roll into the cover closer to the doors. Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 as the grenade detonates in a burst of plasma, hopefully killing the guard that didn't notice, Echo would pop out of cover as she slings the demo pack down the hallway in an attempt to > Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 > get it behind the remaining guards before she detonates it, it would be a large explosion large enough to damage bulkheads but not quite large enough to breach hull plating. Elora@tortles#7288 The one guard who didn't seek cover is blown against the wall and is killed. On of the guards is able to roll completely out of the way of the demo pack where as another is not so lucky. dead. Istar@anncarise sneaks out of the ventilation shaft and tries to sneak up behind the guard to stealth kill him by snapping his neck. Elora@tortles#7288 The guards neck is snapped and there is quite a loud clicking sound that echoes the hallway Istar@anncarise: "All clear here!" Istar@anncarise loots the guard's badge in case it comes in handy for any clearance overriding things. Sadia@gulremal: Sadia@gulremal: *looks at the carnage* Good work! Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 pushes through the door way her weapon still raised as Echo team fans out as the deploy stagered in the hallway Keelah@crystyll: <C: Hock> "What do you mean they got through...?" *Sound of blaster bolt* Sadia@gulremal: Good, one less guard to deal with. Sadia@gulremal: *points down the hallway* That way. Sharpe@falconecoose laughs slightly "Well then, the commanders guards arn't as good as he seems to think..." Keelah@crystyll FX | Internal comms channel is abruptly closed so Hock can make another call... Istar@anncarise takes cover by the hall and peers in to see if there's any enemies in sight. Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 looks to Sadia "Which way to the ship?" Keelah@crystyll: <C: external only> This is Black Site Cresh under Alliance attack!! All Imperial vessels respond IMMEDIATELY!" Sadia@gulremal: *moves down, ready to shoot any incoming enemies* Station command room is that way, we need to unlock the clamps holding the ship from there. Istar@anncarise follows the team as they move down. Ellie@hawkecosse#4702: "Aye, but Echo team can secure us the ship while we do that." Sadia@gulremal: Up to you, you folks are leading this assault! Sadia@gulremal: Looks clear, let's move out! Keelah@crystyll: <C: external only> "Cresh this is Captain T'Keel of the Valley Forge. It... seems we're the only vessel in range. In bound now, eta 6 minutes" Sharpe@falconecoose keeps pushing down the hall, her gun raised as she watches for any new guards Sadia@gulremal: *you'd have the map of the place uploaded to your tricorders* Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 motions to her team "You know plan, and you know the contgiency. Echo team move." Echo team would then split off heading for ship leaving a pair here to control this junction, planting demo > Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 > charges through out the station as they go. Sadia@gulremal: *she keeps moving down the corridor, exchanging PSG battery and restarting the personal shields* Elora@tortles#7288 4 imperial guards come walking around the corner Istar@anncarise points out the guards to Sharpe but doesn't open fire until everyone is ready as to not break any element of surprise. Elora@tortles#7288 The 4 guards stop where they are and converse quietly before slowly moving down the corridor Sadia@gulremal: *is surprised guards didn't get the memo to walk in so casually, silently over the comms* This is fishy... Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 would have frozen as she watches the guards, her guns trained on them Sharpe@falconecoose continues to push down the hallway now that they have moved on "Oh trust me, this is most certainly a trap." Elora@tortles#7288 One of the guards speaks "We are going the right way, right?" she sounds very nervous but they continue to move Sadia@gulremal: *she aims at one of the guards as they start coming their way* Sharpe@falconecoose quickly slides over to the pillar in the middle of the room as she takes cover behind it, trying to not get spotted Elora@tortles#7288 one of the guards accidentally trips over the bulk head...these 4 guards aren't all that smart Elora@tortles#7288 One of the guards pokes it and throws it in the air "This is a cool ball." Elora@tortles#7288 The female guard realises what it is and just runs away leaving 3 guards who don't understand Sadia@gulremal: *stun blast pretty much takes them out* Sharpe@falconecoose would attempt to shoot the female guard as she trys to run Elora@tortles#7288 the female guard manages to dodge and gets out of sight but it's likely she won't be a threat later on considering how scared she was Sadia@gulremal: *takes out tricorder and scans the downed guards for active explosives* Keelah@crystyll FX | The guard has grenades, not primed Sharpe@falconecoose starts making her way forward attempting to get to the command center as quickly as she can Sadia@gulremal: *as she scans* 50 creds those shovelheads are rigged? Sadia@gulremal: Scratch that, no armed splosives. Sadia@gulremal: *nods to the big doors* That's the command room. Sadia@gulremal: Heavy doors there. Got more can openers? Sharpe@falconecoose grins slightly as she holsters her rifle, pulling out what does just look like a empty sword hilt "Oh I think I have just the tool.." Keelah@crystyll FX | The base seems quiet as they approach the commande centre. So quiet you could hear a pin drop, or a transporter beam... Sadia@gulremal: *preps another stun grenade* Keelah@crystyll FX | And a transporter beam is heard, while a small object materializes in the middle of the group... Keelah@crystyll: https://comps.canstockphoto.com/cute-teddy-bear-holding-a-yellow-sign-stock-image_csp50125165.jpg Keelah@crystyll FX | tick... tick.. tick. Sadia@gulremal: Shit! Sharpe@falconecoose dives to the side as she hears the transporter beam Sadia@gulremal: *jumps to the other side of the cover* Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 sprints and then slides into cover "Well bugger..." Istar@anncarise seeing the bear land right in the middle of the group dives / for/ it, slide-kicking it out of the way. Elora@tortles#7288: FX | The ticking stops then suddenly a voice is heard from the teddy bear it's Elora's voice and it jsut says "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!" the bear doesn't explode and after the boom elora's laughter can be Elora@tortles#7288: heard coming from the bear "I can't believe they fell for it BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA." Istar@anncarise braces for impact, then looks up with surprise as the bear doesn't explode... Keelah@crystyll FX | Amidst the commossion, more transporter beams might be heard as the crew of the Valley Forge materializes and uses the commission to find cover Elora@tortles#7288: "Sir Reginald it's time to shine." Elora slides a jar with a face painted on it out in to the middle Keelah@crystyll FX | Keelah and Elora are accompanied by an Elite MACO squad of 6 Keelah@crystyll FX | MACO's spread out to cover the room and promptly channel a pair of flashbangs down either side Elora@tortles#7288 The jar is stationary for a moment then suddenly it turns into a phser turret and firest a spread of phasers in all directions Elora can be heard laughing manically as it happens Istar@anncarise dives into cover, finding herself separated from the group. Sharpe@falconecoose activates her combadge "Specter to the Ghost, Battle plan Gamma, I say again battle plan gamma is a go." Sadia@gulremal: Damn it where did these guys come from?! Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 | With the sound from the new arrivals the two members of Echo team who were holding at the top of the corrider move down the ramp to join the battle with the intent of attacking from the rear Elora@tortles#7288 The jar with a phaser turret on the top of it continues to fire in all directions other than Elora's. The jar is a simple jam jar with a face painted on it and a moncule Istar@anncarise is hit on the leg by one of the bolts and drops to the ground, She drags herself between some crates, a section of the bony armour blackened with a hole through it. Sadia@gulremal: *keeps to her cover, lobs the stun grenade in general sound of the enemy fire* Elora@tortles#7288: "Go Sir Reginald go! I'm sure princess will be in the mood as reward if you know what I mean...wonk wonk." she is speaking to the jar Keelah@crystyll ducks behind her cover as the grenade flies over towards the... jar... turret... thing Istar@anncarise grips her pistols as she hides from the turret's range. In the meantime, the black around her wound begins to fade into a sickly grey as strand of bone tissue cover up the wound. Sharpe@falconecoose glances at the turret jar thing quickly before ducking back into cover "Echo, droid popper!" Istar@anncarise 's armour slowly begins to reform, though she is out of action for now as the turret pins her down. Sadia@gulremal: *tries to return fire but is forced back to cover - there's just to many bolts coming her way* Keelah@crystyll FX | a pair of MACO's work down the side of the room towards Sadia's corner, one providing cover fire while the other advances then taking turns Sadia@gulremal: I'm in crossfire here, need some support! Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 grins as she pulls an EMP grenade off her chest rig as she goes to lob it at the jar turret in the hopes of disabling it Elora@tortles#7288 The jar is uneffected by the grenade as it has a small shield. "Cranking up to setting Reginald bonsbartlby mode 69." she chuckles The jar speeds up it's fire Elora@tortles#7288 the emp does disable the jars shield Istar@anncarise would open fire on anyone who passes by her crates but is otherwise stuck in her position. Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 | Echo 4 and 6, slide down the ramp into the room as they move into cover, firing at the MACOs approaching Sadia Keelah@crystyll with a wave of her hand, signals two more MACO's to advance down the side to her left, the last two remain fiercely guarding their captain's position Sharpe@falconecoose leans around the corner of her cover as she takes a pot shot at the turret now that it has lost it's shield Keelah@crystyll immediately fires back to cover the vulnerable jar, though her aim seems on par with the local stormtroopers Elora@tortles#7288 The jar turret stops firing but as it does Elora throws a grenade at Sharpe but as it lands it opens up and there is a small note inside Istar@anncarise hears the jar stop firing and sticks her hands out from behind the crates, opening fire on the general position of the jar. Keelah@crystyll FX | MACO's advancing on Sadia forced into cover by crossifre. Now taking covered potshots Sharpe@falconecoose clearly dosn't trust the grenade note as she repostions away from it Elora@tortles#7288: "IT'S RUDE NOT TO READ NOTES!" she presses a button and the jar is transported away Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 dives across the hall and into new cover as she starts to shoot at the MACOs assuming she made it without being hit Elora@tortles#7288 Throws another grenade this time at Istar and this one too opens up with a note Istar@anncarise gets back on her feet with the jar down, her wound on her leg now entirely covered up with what seems like bone strands sewing together. Istar@anncarise * Keelah@crystyll FX | She made it! She also manages to drop one of the MACO's with a lucky shot as she moves Sharpe@falconecoose fires a quick burst towards the voice shouting at her "It's rude to through jar turrets at people!" Sadia@gulremal: This is getting us no where! *checks her shield generator and does a quick orion prayer* "Fu*k you Lee-roy!" rushes at the two macos bursting at the closest one. Elora@tortles#7288: "Why won't anyone read my notes." she grumbles and presses another button and a bunny rabbit teddy is beamed in behind her Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 keeps firing at the MACOs with Echo 4, as Echo 6 moves slightly to shoot at the group of MACOs and the captain. Sadia@gulremal: Her shield absorbs a shot or two before going down, as her smg is depleted of power she drops it in the run and draws her disrupor hand canon, shooting at the guards!* Keelah@crystyll: "Look at your situation Alliance; it's over. I'll give you this one chance to surrender" she calls out through a lull in the weapons fire Istar@anncarise goes to back up Sadia. Elora@tortles#7288 Throws her bunny rabbit toy into the middle of the room and it explodes mid air and fires sharpnel in very direction but hers Sadia@gulremal: ** sadia just leeroyed lol :) Elora@tortles#7288: every direction* Istar@anncarise watches Sadia charge and slooowly backs away... Keelah@crystyll: :FX | Sadia takes down the first MACO, second is reeling but still up and in melee range Elora@tortles#7288: also shrapnel* I can't spell) Sharpe@falconecoose: "I would love to discuss surrender, but I am sorry to tell you we do not have the proper facilites to you all prisoner so we are going to have to refuse your surrender!" Sharpe@falconecoose: to take you*) Istar@anncarise FX | A few pieces of shrapnel bounce off Istar's armour with no effect. One scrapes across her face but the wound seems to clot almost instantly, and she wipes away the blood casually. Keelah@crystyll sighs, "Why do they never listen..." Istar@anncarise goes searching for the source of the throwing toys... Elora@tortles#7288 Throws another grenade in Istar's direction it opens up again revealing another note Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Sadia bullrushes second guard, multiple shots are fired...and guard falls to the ground. Sadia stumbles to the cover and drops down, green blood oozing from her hip... Keelah@crystyll signals her two guard MACO's to follow as she moves around the room to reinforce those engaged with Sadia Istar@anncarise actually reads the note quickly as she kicks the grenade back in Elora's direction. Keelah@crystyll aims around the corner firing loosely in the direction of suspected insurgents Sharpe@falconecoose quickly moves from cover as she sprints forward laying down fire on the corner ahead as she does so Elora@tortles#7288 the note reads "I hope you enjoy this shocking surprise." as she reads it Elora throws another grenade that fires a bolt of electricity at istar Elora@tortles#7288: Istar*) Sadia@gulremal: *she still has enough strength to hold her hand cannon, as her body armor deploys combat drugs* Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 | Echo 6 lobs a photon grenade at the two MACOs with the captain, as Echo 4 continues shooting at the MACOs they have caught in the cross fire Keelah@crystyll: "You had your chance..." she calls out as she rolls a smoke grenade down the room Sharpe@falconecoose repostions her self around the pillar in an attempt to flank the Terrans Sadia@gulremal: *mutters through the comm* Spectre, abort the mission, emergency transporters, detonate the charges! Istar@anncarise tries to roll away but is shocked. With her bio-armour providing minimal protection to this type of attack she immediately drops unconscious.. Elora@tortles#7288: "PRINCESS IT'S TIME TO PLAY." She beams in a pretty pink princess doll which is mounted on top of a larger phaser turret just in front of her to give her more cover she laughs "this is way better than our tea parties!" Elora@tortles#7288: than our tea parties!" Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Raven's claw would try to beam all alliance/rebels comm-badges/lifesigns away and GTFO! Elora@tortles#7288 the phaser turret unleashes a hail of bolts towards Sharpe "AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!" Sharpe@falconecoose FX | The ships out side the station would dectect the arrival of 4 Terran ships without Terran IFFs though, as they arrive in attack formation and start to launch strike craft Elora@tortles#7288: "Get em Princess fluffly butt! Show them the power of your gazongas! Keelah@crystyll: <C VF> Valley Forge to T'Keel; inbound Alliance forces Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 | <C - Rebel> This is the Ghost to Spectre, the cav has arrived. Executing battle plan Gamma, assault teams ready to beam over on your command." Sharpe@falconecoose grins slightly as she answers her comunicator Keelah@crystyll: <C> Well what are you wasting my time with it for? *fires rifle* DO Something about it! Sharpe@falconecoose: <C> "Copy that Ghost, have them beam in at points Delta through Foxtrot." Elora@tortles#7288 The turret continues to fire in the direction of Sharpe it looks as though the princess doll is the one controlling the turret Sadia@gulremal: *a stray phaser bolt catches Sadia in the chest as she tries to re-position herself and she's knocked out cold* Istar@anncarise: IC | Kelly's voice suddenly sounds and Keelah would find her perched on the console behind her, "You know who you're shooting, right?" Keelah@crystyll glances at the console beside her, "Yes of course I do..." Sharpe@falconecoose <C> Spectre to the Ghost, gets us out of here...contigency plan is a go, I say again contigency plan is a go." Keelah@crystyll: :FX | meanwhile in station orbit; Valley Forge engages the evac squadron, giving them little room to manouvre Keelah@crystyll glances left again, "It's not about that and you know it! I had no choice..." she hisses Keelah@crystyll FX | But the VF is only one ship and can't contain a full squadron indefinitely, so they have scope to make a few passes of the station... Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Sadia's bloodhound squadron would, after trading some shots with Valley Forge, retreat save the Raven's Claw that would approach under cloak and try to beam Sadia and her allies over. Sharpe@falconecoose FX | As they make the passes on the station they would start to beam out any of the away team the the Raven's claw missed and the strike craft would start bombing runs on the station even with the> Sharpe@falconecoose > teams still in Istar@anncarise FX | The station begins shaking under the bombing runs, and several ceiling tiles and beams loosen, crashing or hanging down. Keelah@crystyll stumbles and braces as the station is rocked by the bombing runs. Hurling some charming Vulcn profanity over her comms at the VF Sadia@gulremal: <FX> Sadia's unconscious body is beamed out... Istar@anncarise: Kelly: "Uh oh. Time to go? We could take the station commander and some others with you...they can't say you didn't try to help..." Istar@anncarise is beamed out a few seconds after Sadia. Keelah@crystyll: "It would be rude not to check after all..." she again comments to the... console? Sharpe@falconecoose grins slightly as she starts to get beamed out "It has been pleasure Imperial Dogs, but sadly I must be of. Planets to save and the like, busy schedule you know how it is." Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 FX | Is beamed out shortly after Spectre Ellie@hawkecosse#4702 FX | Echo Team would also have been beamed out with Echo Keelah@crystyll lowers her weapon and calls back to Elora, "You and your teddies still in one piece?" Elora@tortles#7288: "The ladies and sir reginald are a okay" Sadia@gulremal: <FX> They would be joined by the Bloodhound squadron who's taken some serious damage when VF first warped in... Keelah@crystyll: "Um... great? Now get down to that ship and secure it. Aliance wouldn't have run away so easy without a plan... and I want that ship!" Keelah@crystyll signals her remaining MACO's to form up, "Gentleman. We should be courteous and check on Commodore Hock" Elora@tortles#7288: "LEts go princess!" picks up her doll and heads to the ship Keelah@crystyll takes her MACO guard to whats' left of the command centre... Istar@anncarise: Invisi-Kelly trails behind her... Keelah@crystyll FX | most command staff were killed by the bombing run and bulkhead collapses. Hock seems pinned under debris and reaching out for aid Keelah@crystyll: : Hock | "Captain... about ti-... *cough* time..." Keelah@crystyll Hock | Now get me out... out of... here!" Keelah@crystyll smiles sweetly, "Only happy to help..." Keelah@crystyll slings the rifle over her shoulder and approaches Keelah@crystyll s MACO remain at the door Istar@anncarise: Kelly: "Poor little Terran..." Keelah@crystyll kneels beside her, holding a hand gently on his bloodied cheek, "...myself, Commodore. Happy to help myself - to MY ship" Istar@anncarise: Kelly smiles as she observes: "Just look at how weak and vulnerable he is...the great masters of the Empire shows their true face..." Keelah@crystyll throws a smirk behind her shoulder at... someone? before drawing her blade and gliding it gently across the Commodore's throat. Her MACO promptly open fire on the other survivors Istar@anncarise: Kelly holds her eerie smile as she observes the carnage. Elora@tortles#7288: <C> PRINCESS BE QUIET ON THE PHONE....Sorry....and nearly." Keelah@crystyll: "Good. Prepare to leave as soon as you've undone their handiwork. You're going to want to see this boom from afar..." Keelah@crystyll throws a glance at... nothing... as she passes and pulls a small device from her belt pack Istar@anncarise: Kelly grins approvingly, "Well done captain." Keelah@crystyll: <C: Encrypted text to Hornet> The next time I hire you for a job, I don't expect to be completing it for you. I will now decide what to do with this new prize for myself. Hope I feel generous... Keelah@crystyll throws a smirk over her shoulder, "I'm so glad you approve..." Istar@anncarise: Kelly: "Dead Terrans /and/ plan success. I was right in seeing potential in you after all." Keelah@crystyll continues to look back at nothing while her MACO's busily scour the place for witnesses, out of earshot Keelah@crystyll: "We got lucky to be the ones responding. This very nearly went the other way..." Istar@anncarise: Kelly: "Indeed...but now with two ships you can more easily ensure it goes better next time..." Istar@anncarise: Kelly: "Just the question of where to hide our prize away from the Emperor's spies..." Keelah@crystyll grins a knowing grin, "That... is a significant bonus, and an excellent question..." Keelah@crystyll: "Our new 'friends' may still be of use in this" Istar@anncarise: Kelly: "I imagine they would know a few good hiding places." Keelah@crystyll nods in agreement as she walks away triumphantly admiring the carnage before reopening her comms Keelah@crystyll: <C> By the stars, Elora; if that ship isn't secure from sabotage by the time I get down there..." Keelah@crystyll: -FADE TO BLACK & END SCENE-
SUBMITTED: Stardate 94264.9 FILED BY: CAPT T'Keel Se'Lai SECURITY: Level 3 - Restricted
LOCATION: Imperial Black Site
MISSION: Respond to reports of Alliance assault on facility.
OUTCOME: Black site facility lost with all hands.
CAPT Se'Lai (ISS Valley Forge) LCDR Elora Captain's Elite Guard Squad 2 (NPC) Commodore Hock (NPC) 'Red Hornet' Ishtar Spectre Echo Rebel Ghost Squadron (NPC) Bloodhound Squadron (NPC)
NARRATIVE: Whilst running system tests on this commission, we received a distress signal from Commodore Hock's Black site where the previously captured EereE Battleship was taken. As the only ship in range to respond, we made haste to the facility's location; arriving to find the place already overrun by an Alliance infiltration team.
My decision to bring LCDR Elora along was quickly rewarded as her demolitions expertise and steadfast preparedness made light work of unbalancing the Alliance forces. Whilst we managed to cut down one of the ringleaders (though the body was later beamed out when the cowards retreated, so unconfirmed kill) with the aid of my elite MACO's; we were regrettably too late - owing no doubt to Commodore Hock's overconfidence in dealing with this incursion, despite allowing it to occur in the first place - and the facility fell to demolitions planted by the Alliance before their retreat. This also led to the regrettable loss of the captured battleship; a fate which would in all likelihood have been avoided had my initial proposal of taking it to the front lines under my own flag been acted upon.
RECOMMENDATION: Since the officer who's incompetence caused this massive loss to the Empire's strength in this region has already paid with his own life, no further recommendation persists; except that maybe a front line Captain's wisdom is heeded a little more often.
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