Yes I love to play games. I am an awesome Mapper and love RTS games! But i do like to play a shooter once in a while.. I love playing mods and if u ever see my name on any games its probably me!
*Kain nodded, realizing that the was the best he was going to get for an answer. He got up and started to walk out but not before saying something on the way.
"Take care Freya, and be safe." Kain remarked on his way out, not turning to see if she had heard him or not.
He had already decided his course, if she chose a military career he would do whatever it takes to be assigned near her. He felt it was his duty to look after the girl he had watched while he was younger.*
*Kain felt the heat of her gaze yet did not look in her directly, instead he continued to check out the inhabitants of the room. He thought about her question for a short time, not sure how to answer.
"No, I just wanted to see the young girl who I watched grow up. You have the strength of your father in you, I can see that." Kain explained, still not moving in any way.
"What are your plans for the future? And I'm assuming it doesn't include being stuck here with pompous nobility." Kain said letting a small chuckle escape his mouth.*
*Kain stared straight, not looking over at her.
"No, I know you well enough that you do not need any condolences. Though they were your parents, how are you holding up?" Kain asked, in similar voice to hers.
He scanned the room and eyed the inhabitants with disgust, vultures prying for the holdings of Freya's family. It sickened him.*
*Kain stepped inside the cathedral, immediately admiring the architecture of the building. It had a sad curiosity, I guess that was due to the event taking place. He scanned the crowd of people inside the room and spotted his father conversing with old friends, yet he could seem to find the young daughter, Freya. He had been around for a good portion of time, watching her grow into a strong willed charismatic woman.
Finally he spotted her sitting alone in the back, her head down. She was not taking the loss well, for that matter neither would he if he had lost both of his parents. He strode over to her silently and sat down beside her not saying a word, not knowing exactly what to say.*
you still play this mod? Planning on getting it soon but then found out that the AI does not work quite properly. I could play online but we would the same.. lets just say versions with a Caribbean twist if you catch my drift lol.
*1st platoon takes the information gathered and does not share it with the others and proceeds to take the route to the bridge. (you never specified what the route is so :P) meanwhile 2nd platoon decides to check out on the holes made in the turbolift throwing in flares to partially illuminate the area.*
"It has been a long time, I think the last time we saw each other was 6 months ago when.. well you know.." Dathos said in sad tone, his head dropping low. The memory of his mother flashed through his mind. She wasn't even that old, a rare disease the doctors tried to explain. All the technology in the galaxy and she couldn’t be saved..
His father looked at him for awhile, the thoughts of his wife's passing going through his head as well.
"Shall we eat now?" Violoth asked, noticing the sadness on both her brother's and father's faces. His father smiled and nodded, motioning them inside. Dathos followed and took his seat at the long table he had held since as long as he could remember. A small lunch was lain on the table, and the three began eating without much conversation. Simply enjoying the time spent together.
"So father, any talk of war reaching your ears? Or are we going to continue this cold war?" Dathos asked, savoring a nice bite of his food.
Rothar took a sip of his drink while he thought of the proper response to the question. He was a senior officer in the Federation Navy and as such had ears open to the rumors and hearsay.
"No, no talk of war or an attack has reached my ears." he replied and sat his cup down. This seemed to please his son who went back to eating his food.
"Have you ever been to the capitol before? I know of your secret travels, but I don't believe one of them was to Eriadu." Rothar asked.
"No, I have not. But I would love to, hopefully soon since I have finished my schooling." Dathos replied slightly embarrassed his father knew of his secret trips off the planet.
"Ah yes thats right you just finished your proper schooling, any idea on your future? Perhaps a spot at with the many engineering firms on the planet or perhaps even a military career..?" His father asked, looking over at Dathos who was toying with his fork.
"I haven't decided, but maybe we could take the trip to Eriadu sooner rather than later." He paused. "Perhaps, today?" He replied growing excited the more he thought of viewing the grand capitol of the federation and learning everything he could from the immense libraries there.
Rothar leaned back and thought about it for a while before coming to a decision. "Yes, I think that can be arranged. Perhaps your sister would like to join us." He finally said looking over to Violoth who had sat quiet for most of the lunch.
"Yes! I would love to!" Violoth exclaimed nearly jumping out of her seat.
Rothar pounded his hand on the table and smiled broadly. "Then its settled! To the Capitol we go!" He exclaimed getting up and taking off towards the private hangar that was connected to the villa.
Violoth and Dathos strode off and gathered a few things for the trip, Dathos bringing his holocomputer he carried around on his wrist and a few other things, before rejoining their father at the hangar.
He looked at them both and motioned for them to board the craft that would take them up to the huge stations orbiting the planet. Dathos took his seat near the large window and watched in awe as he always did as the ship made it's way up and into the atmosphere. He loved the view and it always would e one of the most beautiful things he would ever see.
As the transport ascended into space, one of the largest groups of space stations came into better view and the Mon Calamari shipyards became clear. They were immense and expansive, the largest structures Dathos had ever seen. He loved walking their halls, studying their history. He also loved the technology, both that went into the stations themselves and the ships that were built there.
They docked with a military transport station where ships departed for the south constantly. His father led them off the craft and they proceeded towards their transport that was headed for Eriadu. It was a bigger craft and she was beautiful, at least to Dathos. As they boarded, other military personal came aboard and Dathos studied them like he did everything else. Their uniforms varied, each branch had their own. Officers and enlisted men both came aboard.
As the craft took off and made the jump to lightspeed Dathos found himself giddy with joy and laughter as he always did when a ship made the jump. It seemed incredible to him.
His father looked over and saw the look on his son's face, something which he had not seen nearly enough since he took his commission as an officer. He saw alot of himself in Dathos' face, and it made him proud to see just how far his son had come...*
Climbing up they soon reached the top where the entrance to the temple stood, guarded by men who stood on either side. They made no movement as Dathos and Naxar approached, almost as if they knew they were coming. Dathos could sense these two as well although not as strongly as he could Naxar and once they entered the temple he was overwhelmed by it all. He could sense almost everyone in the temple, some were stronger than others. And one of the strongest he felt stood in the middle of the floor they were on, what appeared to be a large courtyard.
After coming to his senses he realized that he was being stared at by almost everyone in the room, the younger Jedi whispering among themselves. Dathos could not tell what they said but he figured it was something good and not bad.
"Dathos Vok, welcome to the Jedi temple." The person standing in the middle room called out. He was of a race that was escaping his mind at the moment but it would come to him soon.
"I am a Cerean, hailing from the planet Cerea. My name is Master Zi-Cad and it is a pleasure to finally meet you. For you see it was I who first sensed your presence as your ship entered the system. Your presence.. it caused quite a stir among the order. And then I read you, and I could feel your heart and soul. The good that you carry with you, and once I calmed the rest of the council down I sent Naxar to fetch and bring you here." Zi-Cad explained nodding at Naxar.
Dathos stood there as if he was frozen, not fully understanding all that was said. "Why am I here?" he finally stammered.
"Because we have not detected someone so strong in their connection to the force in a long time." Zi-Cad said bluntly.
Dathos was taken aback, connection to the force? That could not be true, there had to be some mistake.
"It is no mistake, you just do not understand the power that you hold inside you. However, if you are willing, we will take you in and begin training you on how to properly use that power. And you will be inducted into the Jedi Order." he went on to explain.
"I must speak with my father." Dathos replied curtly and turned around only to see his father and sister standing at the door. They both wore expressions of shock and confusion as he did yet he also saw a sense of pride in his father's face.
"We brought your father here the same time you left the library, and we explained your situation to him along the way." Naxar spoke up, nodding to the Jedi who stood next to his father.
"Father..." Dathos tried to speak but his father quickly cut him off. "We both know you were born to do great things, and this is your chance to prove that. Go now, you have my blessing and my support." His father explained biting back tears.
Dathos ran and hugged his father, who held him tight for a while before finally his father stepped back and smiled. Dathos would never forget the way his father smiled at him that day, something he would hold onto for the rest of his life.
"I will join the order, and I will train to help understand my power." Dathos agreed, and Zi-Cad turned around without saying another word.
Naxar took the bag that Rothar had been holding onto and lead Dathos away from the entrance and deeper into the temple.
"Who will be my teacher, Naxar?" Dathos finally asked after they left the courtyard.
"Me, and it is Master now. Do you understand?" Naxar asked him in a rigid tone.
"Yes, Master." Dathos replied, his fear of the coming future growing with each passing hour...*
*It was wonderful, it was magnificent. He couldn't believe the sights he saw, and look he did. Dathos stepped into the street and walked down it checking out different shops and restaurants. The different smells and sights attracting his attention this way and that. But he knew where he was headed and that was the way he went. After looking at his datapad on his wrist the map pointed north for about two blocks which he followed before he finally reached his destination.
In front of him stood the largest public library on Eriadu and its doors stood solid and strong yet inviting at the same time. He walked in and at the counter sat 3 females of varying species one of which beckoned him over.
"Are you a member with this library sir?" The Lady asked looking him over, clearly his species was seldom seen this side of the galaxy.
"No, ma'am I am not. But I would like to be." Dathos replied with an eager smile across his face.
She smiled back and looked down at her computer screen. "Certainly. Just need some basic information.." She went on and asked Dathos personal information required to setup an account. He gave her the necessary information and proceeded to the nearest terminal and it lit up once he sat down.
"Welcome to the Republic public access system. Here you will find all information currently accessible publicly for your convenience. Thank you and enjoy your reading." The terminal said to him to which he eagerly dug in to the computer's vast wealth of knowledge. Digesting each piece he read, his searches took him all over different topics and some which he'd never even heard of before.
While doing his research he sensed something behind him, the same way he could sense his sister. However this time it wasn't his sister.. He decided to focus on his research and pushed the feeling aside until the door opened to the library and a man entered, he was human and wore simple clothing. The librarians seemed to know him and even laughed at his little joke, to which he nodded and headed over to the terminal next to Dathos.
The feeling got stronger the closer the man got, it wasn't an alarming feeling, but one of calming and peace. He knew that it had to be this man causing this feeling but he did not know how to react to it so merely went back to reading. However he was unable to concentrate.
The man sat down next to him and proceeded to type in a few things and did reading of his own, not even glancing at Dathos. This went on for a few minutes before finally the man spoke.
"Strange isn't?" The man asked in Dathos' direction.
"Hmm? Are you talking to me?" Dathos asked confused. The man nodded and continued reading, not adding anything further to the conversation.
After a few more minutes passed by the man finally spoke again. "When I approached the feeling got stronger didn't it?" The man asked.
Dathos grew very worried and started to look around to see if he could see any other potential threats in the room, and as if the man could read his mind he spoke up again.
"Relax, I'm not here to hurt you Dathos. And I am alone so no need to worry about that either." The man explained with a sly smile across his face.
"How do you know my name..?" Dathos asked in an incredulous voice. He fear did seem to lesson a bit but only because the feeling he got from this man radiated warmth and peace, not violence or anger.
"The council detected you as soon as your ship entered the system. They got the manifest of the ship and figured out it was you, Dathos Vok son of Captain Rothar Vok, who's presence they could detect." The man replied, without showing any emotion or even looking Dathos' way.
"Council..?" He asked, growing more and more curious with each passing moment. His mind raced before finally realizing what the man meant.
"Your a..." Dathos began to speak before the man cut him off. "Jedi. Yes, the council sent me to meet with you Dathos." The man explained this time looking at Dathos.
"Wow wait hold up, your telling me the Jedi Council ordered you here to meet with me because they could detect my presence?" Dathos asked almost at a loss for words.
"Yes, and I am Knight Naxar Dandon. And while this may all sound confusing I was hoping you'd be willing to come with me to the Jedi temple here on Eriadu." Naxar replied standing up from the desk.
Dathos was so confused and at a loss for words he merely got up and motioned for Naxar to lead the way, and lead the way he did. Navigating back through the streets towards the Jedi temple as if he had done it a thousand times. Finally after what seemed like an hour of walking the Jedi temple came into view and its grand steps towered above the pair.
*Eriadu, once a polluted harsh place and factory wasteland, now the glorious Republic capitol. And that was just as Dathos thought when their transport came out of hyperspace and the planet came into view. Glorious. His mind raced of all the possible history here, the technology. He resisted the urge to leap up and stare awestruck at it's beauty. Instead he looked over at his father and caught him looking at him, who quickly turned away. He was curious but too excited to care.
"So father, what are we going to do first? The capitol building? The senate building? I'd like to visit some of the libraries as well!" Dathos carried on, causing his sister and father both to roll their eyes and laugh aloud.
"Easy now, we have plenty of time for everything." His father exclaimed as the ship made its descent towards the spaceport in Eriadu City.
After an uneventful landing the trio exited the ship and made their way through security before being given the proper clearance to proceed into the city itself.
They spent the afternoon and evening exploring the local area and landmarks, visiting the capitol building and the senate building but not being able to see much because of security issues. They eventually made their way to a hotel where they would be staying for the week and made their way into the rooms after a delicious meal in the dining room.
"Goodnight you two, we shall continue our exploration in the morning. I know you are eager to visit some of the libraries here, Dathos, and I am sure we will have time for that tomorrow." Rothar said settling into his bed.
Violoth and Dathos both replied goodnight but Dathos wasn't ready for bed quite yet.. He needed to see more, and it wasn't entirely too late. He crept out of bed and slipped his clothes back on before carefully and quietly leaving the room without waking either his father or his sister.
Once the door closed with a quiet click, he picked up his pace and made his way down towards the elevator which brought him back to the lobby. It was dark out now and few people stood in the lobby, most of the hotel's guests gathering at the bar. He looked out towards the street and the light flooded in, he grew excited and opened up the door and stepped out into the street.*
*While leaders and representatives around the galaxy vied for either war or galactic peace, others led their normal lives. Often small non important ones, but lives all the same. One of those lives was being led by a Quarren on the fringe of the galaxy on the planet Dac.. and while his life may seem normal it would be by his own decision whether it would take off and he would become something much greater..
Dathos Vok sat alone on the north end of the group of islands he called home. While most of his family lived below the surface he chose to live above. The calming breeze and the sound of the waves crashing against the beaches calmed him. But Dathos did not know why he needed calming, he felt no hate. In fact he was always at peace, no matter what he did or what happened to him he always found his inner peace and kept it. He was told that he harbored no hatred, to which he agreed wholeheartedly.
He sat there and watched the water, deep blue. It was endless, never ending. It fascinated him yet also terrified him. He had studied history for years and years, since he was a young child. It too fascinated him. Some would say his fascination could come off as an obsession, but he did not seem to notice comments that were directed at him. He would read something and that something would take him everywhere, and he would learn it all. But he was scared, he was scared of the unknown. And that partly was why he chose to live above the ocean. He could see all around him, he knew what was there and why it was there. The ocean was not like that. And it terrified him. If by learning all he could about history, and knowing what was to come it would disperse the feelings of fear of the unknown for the future. And so he continued his learning journey..
Another thing he enjoyed while growing up was technology, it like the ocean was endless. Never ending. Between history and technology he spent most of his life researching both topics, learning everything he could. Even managing to obtain transport off of the planet to learn what he could not learn here. The island was home to one of the largest libraries on Dac, and Dathos was a frequent visitor to it spending much of his time there.
While learning all he could, he found a pattern in the history of the galaxy. It was always light versus dark, good versus evil. But in today's galaxy it wasn't so black and white. Was it just good versus evil? Or was good slowly becoming the evil they were trying so hard to extinguish? These questions and many many more kept coming to him, and those of the existence of life itself. Why were they all here, what was their purpose in life. Did each being have their own destiny or are they forced to make their own.
He did not have answers to these questions, but he tried his best to find them...
Behind him he somehow sensed the approach of his sister, and he could never explain how or why he sensed these things. He had tried to find topics on the matter, scouring the galaxies databases for knowledge but came up empty handed.
"Brother, are you finished with your meditation for the day? Lunch is ready in the great hall, and father will be joining us today." His sister Violoth explained.
He opened his eyes to see his sister standing over him, and he smiled. It had been some time since he had seen his father.
"Yes, I shall be right there." Dathos replied. He stood and brushed off the sand from his clothes and followed Violoth back towards the villa that sat at the center of the island. Built by his family many generations ago, it had stood the test of time. His family history stretched back many many generations. They were outcasts in that they had stayed loyal to Dac and her leaders, even when other Quarren wanted to fight against the Mon Calamari. They were often the target of ridicule for being so friendly with them, and with outsiders. This always caused turmoil in the family but Dathos knew what he was loyal too, and that was the idea of the greater good. And if that meant going against what other members of his family believed so be it.
"Hurry! Were going to be late!" Violoth jibed before taking off towards the entrance to the villa. Dathos laughed and followed close behind, easily over taking his younger sister.
"You've gotten slower sister, best keep up with exercise!" Dathos exclaimed as he passed her and reached the main door, where their father stood with an expression of slight annoyance splayed across his face. Dathos wasn't expecting to see his father at the door and his presence took him by surprise but he recovered and nodded to his father, Rothar, just as his sister caught up with him.*
*Upon receiving word of the impasse due to the security measures, one of the troopers inserts a link allowing Tanick access to the terminal and he proceeds to hack in and bypass the security measures.
Meanwhile the troopers on the shaft repel the bugs once more not without suffering casualties and proceed to the entrance of the turbolift.*
OOC: are we going up or down? confused.
OOC: oh and praxis it's two separate rooms each with their own terminal, so I'm
Blocking your droid at the door.
*The Imperial soldiers begin immediately downloading the terminals files, everything, onto a a holodisk? at the same time they begin studying whats on the terminal. As the robot tries to enter the room, 2 troopers block its path knowing full well what it was going to do.
Meanwhile the Imperial soldiers take much more caution as they proceed up the turbolift.*
*1st platoon searches the room extensively, trying to find anything of note. They notice the terminals and find they too are out of power and decide to try the generators on the terminals to see if it was enough to power them up.
Meanwhile 2nd platoon immediately engages the bugs as soon as they get close gunning down as many as possible in their current situation.*
*Under cover of flash bangs and smoke, 1st platoon attempts to move into the corridor not without casualties however. They advance forward and find new cover at the entrance and fire off more flash and smoke grenades before moving further inside killing anyone they find.
2nd platoon finds difficulty getting enough power to the turbolift and instead they begin rappelling up the turbolift shaft, going slow and steady up the sides.*
*The corvette fires it frontal weapons at the closest fighters first before they get any closer, while behind them they track the fighters and light them up with whatever weapons they can be it ion cannons or firing turbolaser shots at them.*
*The corvette moves in to engage the enemy fighters, using what sensors they can with the nebula interference.
Meanwhile Imperial command receives word from the fighter about it only appearing to be fighters and they listen for any other news.*
*Coming to decision, the Imperial Captain sends out a fighter to return to the flotilla while he maneuvers the corvette closer to the fighting, trying to get a better view of the battle.
Meanwhile the fighter returns and reports its findings to command.*
*Upon receiving the distress call, Imperial forces mobilize immediately. Due to the recent terror attacks and the possibility that this could be the same group this raid is put under top secret clearance only. Debating on whether it was a trap or not between military command ensued and it was decided that a flotilla would be readied headed by the Shadow, while a single Raider class corvette is dispatched to where the convoy is thought to be. Upon entering the system it will immediately dispatch a fighter to return back to the flotilla to report its findings if comms are jammed. If no word is heard the flotilla will respond in force.
The Corvette makes ready and jumps to hyperspace...*
*The troopers immediately take cover, not before 2 soldiers take blaster fire and are wounded and pulled out quickly under cover of flash grenades. They return fire from their own cover and do their best not to expose themselves.
Meanwhile the other platoon finds an access panel and discovers it has no power. They order a power generator to be brought up to the ship and within 10 minutes one arrives and they hook it up to the elevator in hopes of it powering back up.
While doing this, the troopers notice the droids looking over them and take real careful precautions to hide anything they find from the droids prying eyes.*
*The men inside the ship come upon the same doors and turbo lifts as the other group and each platoon begins prying their way into both the blast doors and turbolifts. Meanwhile any extra men fan out and search the rest of the hallway for any other room and search every drawer and filing cabinet they can find trying to find anything on the ship itself.
The data they gathered from the specimens was highly fascinating and Tanick filed away most of it for later thought, for now he wanted to know what this ship was. Where it came from, what its purpose was..*
OOC: Torment is a Tribune-class Assault Ship check imperial military. AK check pms for info on what the torment is
SOC= Special Operations Company
*Most of 1st and 2nd squad of First platoon are either wounded or KIA and are left completely useless. First platoon rotates out and 3rd platoon take their place with 2nd platoon taking the lead. Pictures of the strange beasts are sent to high command along with a casualty and contact report, all of which trouble Tomar greatly...
They continue their search of the ship looking for anything of note; plans, a terminal, anything. They take every precaution possible.
Meanwhile with Imperial agencies finally recognizing the creature, it causes quite a stir inside the upper echelons of Imperial command as they try to keep it from spreading any further and want to ensure the threat is completely eliminated. To solve this issue Tanick himself is ordered to respond to the situation and the Torment is deployed to the planet, after requesting for the proper clearance for incursion into Chiss space. Onboard is the 1st SOC ready for combat and the Torment deploys directly to the surface of the planet not far from the Imperial Field post.
Tanick takes control of Imperial forces on the ground and orders the 1st and 2nd platoons to the crash site. They meet up with the company commander of the air assault trooepers who brief them on the situation.
The air assault platoons pull out from the ship's interior and are replaced by the 1st and 2nd platoons of the 1st SOC under command of Captain Jaran Dalgas who was personally leading the mission inside the wreck.
Meanwhile Imperial scientists bag and tag both the bug and cat like beast for further study and research, using Imperial numbers to ensure that this happens. Tanick is completely blown away by the beasts and immediately begins researching the creatures alongside the scientists.*
*The Imperial troopers try to fire back at the beast that is flying through their ranks but little success. And then one of the troopers has an idea and readies his blastershotgun and nods at two of his squad mates. They all yell down, and the men in front go down while the men behind light up the open beast with intense blaster fire, hoping enough to bring the thing down for good. Meanwhile the men in front return fire to the one throwing spikes at the troopers.
Meanwhile the information and images continue their trek up the higher command.*
*1st squad takes a majority of the spikes being the closest to the beasts but the rest of the troopers return a steady stream of fire at the charging animals, being careful to avoid friendly fire. They use whatever cover they can find to avoid further impalement from the flying spikes.
Captain Malik was going over the bug once more when he heard the blaster fire erupt from inside the ship.
"Lieutenant! Contact report!" Malik yelled over his comm.
"...ir.. Some... ype... cat..." The lieutenant replied cutting out due to blaster fire and the thick walls of the ship.
Puzzled Malik steps back and finally figures out that he meant type of cat, but what could that be? He files the information away for another report and waits to hear back.
Meanwhile the report of the bug goes further up the chain being rushed along, it's final destination heading to the intelligence groups and scientific research teams.*
you guys rock, literally just installed Crusader Kings 2 on my new pc finally. <3
yeah its already been confirmed as the first free release dlc as a combined campaign map, biggest map to date. with the same attention to detail as the original maps. I just hope modders focus on this bigger map and not the smaller ones.
*The 1st and 2nd Platoons head down the other hall, doing room clearance and avoid stacking up on each other. They are armed with close quarters weapons so any threat could be handled rather easily and without too much loss of life, depending on the threat.
Meanwhile the images that were fed to the field post are fed up the chain of command but it would take some time for proper identification to be made.*
*Captain Malik stiffens up as the person who he addressed doesn't bother to look him in the eyes.
"Captain Malik, Delta Company of the 101st Air Assault Corps, currently in charge of Imperial forces at the crash site. And I have been instructed to report any findings while I am out in the field back to command, just following orders." Malik replied to the armored figure's question.
His comm buzzes and Colonel Tomar starts speaking.
"Captain, anything to report?" He asked.
"Yes sir, we have encountered some type of creature, insectoid in nature. Sending you my visor feed now." Malik replies.
Tomar goes quiet for a bit as he looks over the creature, motioning for his aides to come take a look.
"Ill report this up the chain, have you found anything on the ship yet? Looks rather unique." Tomar exclaimed.
"No sir, but we can send in teams to see if we can find any info." Malik replied avoiding use of the word schematics.
"Very good Captain, I expect reports for everything you come upon. Colonel Tomar out." Tomar said closing the comm link.
Malik went back to looking over the big bug.*