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The end is nigh.
Certain people wont stop harassing me about not posting this, so here it is. xD
Ori'verda (Milos) is "Draice" and Jedi Knight, Mace (Joe) is "Saryn", Pain (Omar) is "Deltasec" and I'm the recorder obviously (Jakob) playing as Jainai . -Included our real names names in case of any confusion :P
Let me know if the link doesn't work
OOC: Apologies for the delay. Completely forgot.
"Vice Admiral?" he mumbles. A bit surprised, he takes a moment. Straightens his back and salutes. "Thank you Senator. I am honored to be granted this rank and I will wear the Wings of Vice Admiral with honor and respect."
I think a reasonable time has passed now Joe :P
Malan, having waited for the very busy senator to finish up his work, now finally escapes the waiting room and is invited into the Senators office by Serena, his secretary.
Doesn't make sense, either you are in control or not. How can you make someone use forcepowers or attack the enemy but not pick up a gun and shoot themselves?
And yes, I doubt a Jedi would use it against someones will. But they still could, just because someone is roleplaying a Jedi doesn't mean they would ask permission.
*Force Alliance/Rule (Light Side/Dark Side Alignment, Hidden Datacron)
Request/Takeover control of another and combine your powers. For three turns you may use another character including its powers in addition to your own (Force powers included only with Force users). Be warned as the caster will be left quite defenceless.*
- Only takes one turn to get someone to commit suicide.
Still overseeing the efforts made to rebuild Bakura and sending out patrols to secure the borders, Malan Drayson is in orbit on board the flagship of the ORF when he receives the message from the Senator.
Malan hands over the command to the next senior officer and orders for his ship to be prepared. He boards his X-83 where his personal astromech greats him excitedly. "Lucky, set a course for Eriadu."
OOC: Well, I seem to have been underranked considering what I am allowed to command. I am Officer III.
You are Commander II right?
What did we figure out Joe? Was it Rear Admiral for tier 2?
*Aurora Scouts are deployed to follow the retreating ships from a safe distance.
OOC: Done :)
All remaining Star Destroyers in the Federation Fleet focus fire once again unto the Tyrano Cruisers, obliterating them and robbing the enemy ships of their energy supply.
The remaining ships in the enemy main armada lose their increased firepower and the previous pressure on the Federation fleet lessens greatly, allowing it to reform and protect those ships still left vulnerable while beginning to mob up the rest of the enemy cruisers.
Malan Drayson decides that until the fleet can recover and depending on the Status of battlesquadron Dragos, pursuit may be unwise and unwarranted. As the orders are delegated out, he turns to the Comm Officer and request for a rapport being sent to the Federation High Command and Senator Windu respectively.
"Also add that we while begin to secure the sector and will await further orders, be they to stand down or pursue."
The fleet comes under tremendous stress due to the enemy somehow having weapons far more advanced than anything in the galaxy, being able to channel that much firepower. So much in fact that Drayson almost considers if he is fighting a force illusion. The shields on more and more ships throughout the fleet begins to fail and are blasted apart, among them two Nebula Star Destroyers.
On board the flagship, Drayson have the turbolaser batteries focus fire on the now exposed engines on the Tyrano Cruiser fleeing.
Corvettes seize the opportunity and hunts down the Carnotaur starfighters. K-wings exploit the same opportunity to get some heat off them and begins to target the weapons on the enemy ships. Seeing the trouble the fleet is in, they fire all their remaining missiles, taking out as many enemy weapons as possible as to ease the amount of enemy firepower bearing upon the fleet, but without destroying the ships.
Well, I always knew you were on love with me xD
Out of love for Mass Effect, Malan Drayson takes offense, slowly stands up from where he is sitting. While Aaron makes his long boring speech, he turns on the ship intercom for the crew to hear after having turned the volume down again on the TV and begins slowly singing...
"I am the very model of a military tactician, I've fought Imperial, Ssi-Ruuvian and Mandalorian.
I'm quite good at fighting (a result of my training) because I am an expert (which I know don't make sense)
My victories and defeats are heroic and valiant, I am the very model of a military tacticiaaannn!"
He is distracted as way number 99 to kill a Mandalorian is discussed and stops singing. How Mandalorian crotch armor can be an advantage to you in close combat... He sits down again.
As an afterthought he he quickly yes to Aaron; "Yes yes, I'm in. Just point me at the enemy."
Naturally his own crew is ecstatic over his amazing singing skills. if only they knew how good he was at ballet.
On board the flagship Viscount, named the Viscount, and with the Federation remnant fleet all around it repairing. Malan Drayson sits in his favorite chair and is extremely annoyed by the attempt to contact him and turns up the volume on the holonet show he's watching; 101 ways to insult a Mandalorian.
"Damn force users playing tricks on me again.." he mumbles
As the fleet begins the link up with the Starfighters that jumped behind the enemy. The Nexus corvettes comes to their apparent rescue and provide anti-starfighter screening.
At the front, or what was left of it. While outgunned, the K-wings were capable of protecting themselves efficiently, making use of their many and varied missiles to shoot down the enemy Carnotaurs, while making their own destruction difficult thanks to turrets and strong shields.
The Nebula Star Destroyers halts their advance as the Scythes become bogged down in fast moving combat with the enemy cruisers who's speed match their own. Drayson orders the Nebulas and his own flagship to target the damaged battlecruisers, focusing all their fire on them. Frigates and any K-wings and Crossfires with opportunity to do so follow Commander Umbras example and targets the enemy weaponsports.
While Drayson finds the whole situation with the enemys increased weapon power curios. However at the rate of which they lost their ships it would soon be a meaningless advantage. Even more so as the increase in weapon power couldn't possibly keep up with the lost ships without risk to their own weapons.
The Endurance carriers provide fire support to defend the rear of the Scythes and Nebulas.
Rofl. I didn't even think of that.
While the Ackbar Slash itself had little affect, it did achieve its purpose and broke up the enemy ranks, preventing them from using their superior numbers to their benefit in such close quarter combat.
As the Ssi-ruuvi combat clusters break in front of the Scythes, Drayson have them signaled for the next phase and they split into two directions exploiting the temporary break in formation, attacking into the middle of the left and right side of the second line(if I understand your formation right). Having been closely followed by the Nebula Star Destroyers, they now take up the center/front assault along with the flagship. Frigates and Corvettes step in as needed to hunt/screen against smaller ships or strikecraft trying to outmaneuver some of the larger ships and safeguard the rear.
The Endurance carriers follow suit along with the K-wing and their escorts. The K-wings, like the Scythes, break into two large group and assaults the enemy first line from the side, keeping them occupied. The carriers assist with their moderate firepower.
With the timely arrival of the reinforcements. Drayson activates the gravity well generators on his flagships the avoid the enemy using his own tactics against him and as to make sure any enemy reinforcements that may jump in will be pulled out of hyperspace early enough to counter.
As the enemy strikecraft leaves the various ship hangers, the Crossfires successfully complete their trench run in time. Decimating supposed bridges, engines and other high level targets. Those Crossfires protecting groups assigned to making the trench runs, attack the enemy strike craft as they leave their hangers and are vulnerable. As the enemy strikecraft starts to become organised, the trench run groups joins the fight, relying on their skills, superior technology and shields to keep them alive.
At the front, the enemy ships do seemingly not respond to the K-wing assault and remains static in their defense, all the missiles hit their intended targets. The K-wings along with their Crossfire escorts return to the main fleet
You know me well :)
But just to make it clear to other, I do not take this point. ;)
OOC: I think so.
OOC: I don't think it benefits Milos, but ok :P
After a monetary surprise by the number of enemy ships present, Drayson gets the fleet moving. The Crossfires and K-Wing heavy bombers move ahead of the fleet.
Most of the Crossfire Starfighters make a microjump, behind the enemy armada. Small and nimble enough to jump through both the enemy fleet formation and take into account the debris. They can rapidly turn and attack, targetting vulnerbale ships and the two battlecruisers, using trench run tactics on the larger ships that are not equipped to fight off starfighters while other Crossfighters run interference from those that is.
The rest of the Crossfires back with the fleet along with K-Wings attack from the front. Crossfires provide protection and the K-wings fire hundreds of concussion missiles targetting enemy corvettes and pickets.
The fleet also moves to engage and has rearranged narrow arrow formation, performing the Ackbar Slash, a well known tactic in the known galaxy, but hopefully not in the more unknown. The agile Scythes move in first with their forward concentrated firepower. They are closely followed the Nebulas.
The ORF already on the way to Bakura, is busy preparing for combat. In his chambers, Malan Drayson is studying the reports. It had been determined that it wasn't the imperials and that the aggressors were seemingly reptilian in nature and bipedal. Comparing that with the history of the sector. He makes a qualified guess that the attackers could quite possibly be Ssi-ruu. The fact that they are abducting the population seems to almost guarantee it to be the Ssi-ruuvi Imperium.
He personally sends another databurst to Commander Umbra with his findings.
Soon after Drayson returns to the bridge of the fleet flagship as the fleet emerges from hyperspace just outside the Bakura system and forms into battle formation. The larger ships forms into lines in the front, smaller ships in support and the Carriers in the back along with the flagship. Expecting a major force, starfighter wings are launched along with bomber squadrons.
OOC: Originally I wasn't going to mess with your personal storylines. But Milos threatened me with his GM powers if I didn't include this plottwist. xD
Korriban - Several thousand years ago...
Lok is ambushed on Korriban by a large group of soldiers and a Sith Lord. He is knocked unconscious after a fierce fight. Sith servants belonging to Kallig carries him into a tomb and puts him in stasis. The Sith Lord instructing the servants turn around when he senses a presence and bows before Kalligs spirit manifested before him.
"I have done as you asked master. What is thy next command?"
Kallig smiles. "Go to Dromund kass and enter my tomb, bring the slaves with you. There you will find directions to an Alchemy tower where you must retrieve a single purple vial. Lock the slaves inside the outer tomb chamber and infect them with the contents. After that, seek me out in the inner tomb and we shall discuss what comes next."
"What of him my master?" he asks, and looks towards Lok.
"Worry not. I have plans for him. The past holds no power. Only the future"
"Can we identify the ships? are we in range?" Malan asks one the of the bridge officers.
"We are trying now sir. They seem to be leaving in a hurry. Headed for Bakura." He responds.
Almost immediately Malan opens a communication channel to the fleet; "Attention all vessels prepare for synchronous hyperspace jump. Be combat ready. Commodore Drayson out." He ends it, knowing that odds are this unknown enemy know they are coming.
"C Station. Send a databurst towards the investigation Task Force and ask for a SitRep along with our current findings. Tell them we are headed for Bakura and that enemy ships have been spotted.
Now what about the damn scans?"
OOC: In the interests of saving time and cause I'm not where Praxis is, I'll make a small move if that is alright with you Milos. If not just delete the move.
With B.A.C.T.A having received support from the Senate, Drayson now leaves things in their hands and orders the fleet to move to Cerea. Once there a scouting party is sent ahead into the Modell subsector, whom will then report back and move on to Bakura itself while the fleet moves to Endor.
"And who do you think ensured Darth Nox's success in doing so? If you think he achieved this alone you are gravely mistaken.
But enough of this. I have no desire to speak with you. Be gone now...."
"The past matters little. Only the future promises power. As for names, I am indeed Kallig.
You however, have betrayed yourself in your eagerness Lok, son of Tulak Hord. Your father betrayed me, my family brought into slavery and you come begging for aid from me? You insult me worm."
"Hmm. Indeed you must be, the force does not lie and I sense the truth of your words.
You demand answers. Answers tend to have a price. To what do you seek answers to?"
OOC: I don't think I mentioned a bowl, but whatever xD
The pair could sense a presence in the room and a voice whispered... "You must be a deceiver, for no pureblood sith remain in flesh and blood."