Your opinion is not necessarily mine; Your opinion is not fact; Your opinion is not absolute. Your opinion is a perspective.
*The primitive nuclear weapons was even less effective. Technology had evolved far past such sensitivity. On the ground Malan was looking at the tactical situation, also observing the Mandalorian fleet re-position. He sent the word to the men. "Plug'em in". The power generators was now plugged into to two structures, one of them a shield generator and another a Hyper-velocity gun. Upon watching the shield encompassing the fortified section of the city, Malan received a communication, not even encrypted and saying nothing else but "Operation Scarecrow failed. Greet the guests."
Malan boarded a shuttle craft and left for orbit, keeping a keen eye on the Mandalorian fleet as he approached it slowly and the stopping some distance away, not to close to the Mandalorian ships, yet still out of range of the Hyper-Velocity gun.*
It is indeed possible to build a moon base, but people seem to forget that there is a reason why we haven't done it yet and why no nation have any plans to do so for the next 50 years...
Transporting 50 tons of material to the moon costs 136 billion dollars. a SMALL moon-base would need about 400 ton. And after construction is done, there is maintenance and transport of resources+ consumables for the "Colony".
Just sustaining current space programs in orbit over Earts costs 10 Billion dollars alone. You should at least triple that for a moon base.
Also there is currently no economically viable way of decreasing the costs because Fusion reactor tech is nowhere even close to being a reality.
Anyway, just wanted to give a little perspective. ;)
OOC: "You guys are impatient, and decide that my stuff is inferior just because it's not fully cannon. So for every non-cannon thing I have you get an advantage somehow. That's ironic because you approved most of my stuff as GM HH. Now I'm getting screwed cause now you suddenly have changed your mind and are ignoring them." - Praxis
1) I know my last post was very aggressive, but I just did the same as you did in ALL your previous posts. Notice that until now, I haven't really told you of any of your ships being destroyed, where as you have been taking down my mine seemingly effortless. I tried to take thing slow, but YOU made that hard, not me.
2) I am not saying that all my canon beats your fannon, I am just saying that no fannon things should beat cannon. At the very least they should be equal, by taking down the shields on my Imperious ships and my Viscount so easily, you give me no choice than to partially ignore them and move on since you didn't seem intent of toning down your aggression.
3) I authorized many things because of the Silentium because I presumed that is why they were devoloped? They were meant to fight the Silentium right? Because the Sith stood alone against the Sillies I took pity on you. Sorry for that.
*With the Praxis Fleet retreating, I turn what is left of the fleet around form a defensive line.
All Crossfires, B- Wings and K - Wings are scrampled to do mob up operations.
A transmission is sent to Admiral Sab3r:
"Do you need assistance Admiral? The rest if the Galactic Alliance Core Fleet is ready to deploy"*
Of course ;)
Btw. The Senate also just gave extra executive powers.
The Senate have decided that, because we can't risk evil once again usurping control of the galaxy and don't yet have the military resources to prevent that, Interdictor control points will be positioned around all major shipyards and planets that lies on hyperspace lanes into the core. The attack of the Sith Empire proved that the way to planets like Coruscant are all to open to attack. Untill that the Galaxy is truly safe again, these measures will remain in place untill then or it the Senate decides to remove them again.
- Chief of State Headhunter
You want toast!
OOC: How could you know about the ambush? >_> So far jamming communication shave been a standard for this conflict, so it shouldn't be a surprise that communications stop. Meh, I was warned this would happen.
IC: *As soon as the new Mandalorian force arrives, the Ruusan force shuts off the Interdiction field and leaves.*
January, Desolation of the New Year's Resolutions
On the surface, Malan smiled, the Ion fire had limited effect. The work continued.
The Mandalorian force was ripped out of hyperspace on their way there. The Ruusan fleet had set up an interdiction field just outside the system of Uogo'cor and was ready. Once the first Mandalorian ships existed hyperspace their opened fire and jammed all outbound communications, only targeting shield generators at first, and focusing on the capital ships. On each flank several wings of bombers moved in to target bridges and engines. Starfighters provided cover and distraction for the bombers.
OOC: Since I didn't make the GM aware of my ambush, I guess it is only fair to let you decide the initial damage.
Ruusan fleet(Including garrison of Uogo'cor): 4 Nebula Class Destroyers, 2 Endurance-class carries, 10 Corona Frigates and 7 Nexus-Class Corvettes.
Happy New Year to you too! :)
"Risking soldiers to take a world devoid of the terrorist threat is ridiculous."
??? Are there terrorists in this sector or not? Don't just change the game halfway >_>
*On the planet the Ruusan military have set up a base in the capital city. They now begin the construction of two large structures in the city center of the planets capital, protecting them with sensor jammers, and fortifying the area around.*
OOC: As for New Aps, Chalacta and Umbrikkia. Unless someone else want to roleplay them (C'mon people, be fresh :P ). All they are gonna do is fire some warning shots to show that they do not approve, and then surrender.
On Ruusan, an argument was breaking out in the Council, the representatives were threatening to leave the council and find other allies if forces weren't sent to aid them. A tired Thain state that; "We cannot risk loosing our forces in an attempt to break through the Mandalorian lines, even if we succeed there would barely be any ships left to aid you!".
"The fleet is doing nothing. Where is it even? You refuse to tell us where it is!" the Chalactan representative responded. "If you will not aid my system, then perhaps the Hutts will!". The Chalactan and Umbrikkian representatives gives a nod to each other.
"HUTTS!?" The New Apsolon representatives yells. "We cannot trust those slugs! They will back stab us the first time they get. We need to look towards the Core. The Empire does not want anymore Mandalorian expansion than the Federation, but at least we can count on more extensive aid than "humanitarian aid"."
The argument continued long into the night with no clear ends meet*
Well. Better to ask for forgiveness than permission.
HAPPY NEW YEARS! :D
*The transport ships, including the B.A.C.T.A ships, now leave the planet together. No point being in having them stay.
Malan Drayson takes command of the ground forces and organize the defense.
*A short reply is sent from Ruusan. Diplomacy can resume once all Mandalorian military personal withdraw from occupied systems.*
OOC: had to be short, in 1 minute I have to go to a party. Happy New year! :)
OOC: "Thus the Ruusan Strikecraft was ordered to cross the gaps and into swarms of Buzz Droids that did their work to disable the vessels." - I wasn't aware my forces had gotten that close, but whatever. Lol
Not that Buzz droids can possibly be that effective imo.
*Over the planet, a good distance from the planet a transport fleet exited hyperspace and set down on the surface in the now evacuated cities. Unknown the anyone but those that could be trusted, half an army's worth of military equipment was being unloaded as fast as possible.
The Battle in space was lost. Malan had already ordered most to evacuate as was, as far as he knew the last to board the escape pod. The pod had barely left before the bridge exploded and the ship became adrift. The pod was picked up by a Corvette that hastily flew to the planet*
*Only few Starfighters are effected. As he had hoped, the Mandalorians used the same strategies as before and even did so prematurely. He only now ordered the Starfighters and Bombers to enter combat and they broke ranks with the fleet, which until had provided some cover.
Starfighters distract the StarVipers and Crusaders from the bombers at all costs, taking medium losses. The Bombers were targeting the Venators, focus firing on shield generators and bridges.
While the Starfighters and Bombers had gained the upper hand for the moment, things were looking dire for the rest of the fleet. Malan looked out the bridge window as a flash got his eye. One of the Carriers had lost its shields, unfortunately, secondary explosion took place in the power core and the ship exploded before it could be evacuated.
One of the officers on the bridge notified Malan that all the Frigates had been either destroyed or disabled and that the second carries shield were severely weakened. For now the Corvettes were doing fine.
The officer had only just finished updating Malan on their losses before an explosion on the bow of the command ship caused a tremor throughout the ship, almost causing Malan to fall.
"Sir, we've lost shields on the bow sir! The generators are damaged, I'm unable to recycle shields on that area!" someone shouted. "Order all personal to evacuate that area. Tell them they have 40 seconds, then close all shutters. That's an order." Malan replied, after which he turned to the communications officer. "Have the Corvettes disengage and pick up as many escape pods as they can, then retreat to Ruusan". The officer gave him a nod and did so.
A few minutes more, Malan thought to himself*
*As the Mandalorian fleet starts to move, Malan have in mind the data the scout ship collected. He orders the crew to start jamming their sensors and any signals that is detected coming from the Mandalorian ships towards the defense fleet. Since their ships was hardly automated in any way, if was limited to what effect hacking could really be and thus never have been a threat in wars. However, due to the unknown origin of this hack, he was taking no chances.
Malan looks at the Weapons officer as the first volley hits the shields of the flagship. "Well fire back you idiot!". And the defense fleet opens fire. The carriers launch all their fighters and bombers as they are gonna need them. The Star fighters take the front with orders to protect the bombers. They move in conjunction with the fleet as in moves forward at a steady pace.
He looked at his watch, 15 minutes and then he were to retreat, that was his orders.*
*Malan went over the ships he had. 1 Nebula-class Star Destroyer (Also the command ship), 2 Endurance-class Carriers, 3 Corona Frigates and 4 Nexus Corvettes. The Flagship was in the middle, flanked by both Carriers. All 3 ships where protected by a Frigate and Corvette each, with the last Corvette staying back to run interference if needed.
On the ground, the garrison forces prepare for an invasion.*
"They are coming" Said Thain. The Council took a quick vote and it was decided. The space above Ruusan became buckling with activity as ships left and came. As there was no need for the humanitarian aid at Ruusan, they were sent on.
As the B.A.C.T.A transport ships arrived above Deysum and set down on the surface where refugee camps where being prepped, along with other things, as many cities where evacuated. A smaller transport departed from one of them going to the command ship of the Deysum defense forces. Out of it came Malan Drayson, taking over command of the meager defense forces.*
*A Transport flee of 7 ships arrive at the egde of the Ruusan system, marked with the markings of the humanitarian organisation called The Intergalactic B.A.C.T.A Fund, which fittingly, or perhaps conveniently; was created sometime during the First Mandalorian Expansion. Malan was on board, tasked with delivering the supplies into the right hands.
On Ruusan the council received word of the latest from Random. The council had heard no reports of Mandalorians ships passing through their systems. They were considering sending the fleet to Deysum, and make their stand there. Others were arguing the opposite, hoping to draw things out by avoiding confrontation.
After a while the Council finally decides on opening up communications per the Mandalorian request, although they had made things quite clear. A Meeting was out of the question, as with an envoy means warships and they would allow none to pass Deysum for now.*
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OOC: Really? Lol
*Some politicians show a disturbing fascination with the Mandalorians display of wealth, but most are offended as they see it as an attempt at bribery. Even more join that stance as rumors spread out over the city.
The Chief of State orders it sent back, to the dismay of some. And at the same time sending a message to his people.*
"But I see that you may have confused humanitarian aid with war. While it is true that we have chosen to publicly support the Ruusan sector and its systems, Condemn the Mandalorian Hegemony and maybe even carry out Sanctions against them. It is not a declaration of war.
But yes, why should we concern ourselves with things so distant? Besides upholding the standards which we stand for and the obvious ramifications. Well let me present the facts;
There are NO evidence to suggest that the Mandalorians will stop there, in fact it is quite the opposite.
Secondly the actions of the Mandalorians have spurred several neutral sectors into talks with the Senate about Federation membership. Should this occur, these "so distant" events are gonna happen right next door."
The Senator held a little pause to drink some water and then rounded off with;
"It is time for the Federation to take a stance, not through speeches or strength of arms. But by taking action! And through these actions, we can hope help our allies, our friends and those in need. By standing up for what we believe in!"
An deafening applause prevented any further questions are before it started to die off the Senator waved a few times and then went back the the Senate hall where another meeting was to soon begin*
*The Federation spokesman was replaced with a Senator as things had stirred since last. He turned to the very persistent reporter.
"The Ruusan leadership have made it clear that they want to fight. That means a potentially devastating conflict? You would have us, just as last time, stand by and do nothing? Maybe you do not know where you are, but the Federation have values, compassion among those, values that we are proud of!"
A subtle applause interrupts the Senator for a moment and he continues.
"There may not be any immediate need for humanitarian aid. But once the fighting begins there will be. Should the war draw out, more and more resources will be diverted to the military, essential things like food and electricity. You would have us wait until it happens?"
The applause was a little louder this time and activity on the HoloNet had increased as more and more citizens took interest in the Press Conference.
"Covert agents? No, however we do have government personal accompanying the aid we send to make sure it is distributed fairly and that it doesn't fall into the hands of those would would exploit the needs of others"
"Had it been the other way around, we would have done the same for the Mandalorians.
As for other neutral systems, they have all given their consent for our transport ships to pass through."
*The worst kind of liar is the one who tells half-truths the Randon leader thought to himself. There had been plenty of reports about Riots, but nothing about Civil wars, and as the Mandalorian had just admitted. Their battle-net was not a reliable source of information. He walked up in front of the Mandalorian, looking him in the eyes as responded.
"I accept your terms of occupation as long as no harm comes to my people. However your invitation, is rejected. For your words are unknown to us and unproven. Trust goes both ways Commander, you have shown that you do not trust us, thus it seems unwise to trust you as well." For a moment he redirected his gaze upon the Shocktroopers, a subtle hint, disapproving stare.
"I will re-consider in a few weeks, perhaps longer. Good day Commander."
He then turned his back on the Mandalorian and walked back, considering their business concluded, on the way he started coughing and almost fell. "Father!" The young Randon half shouted as he went to support him. The Dignitaries along with the Chief of State boards a small craft in order to leave.*
*A transport fleet leaves for Ruusan*
*One of the Randons steps forward and says.
"You speak of laws, dignity and respect, but but by whose measurements? By ours, you have broken our laws and disrespected the sovereignty of our nation!"
The Randon Chief of State gave him a disgruntled look and he stops and steps behind him. The Chief of State clears his throat.
"Forgive my young colleague here, this whole situation have everyone running a little tense, however his words ring true. Thus I must also ask, what guarantee do I have that you will leave? I have to merely look north and ask; When does your Hegemony leave the Sector of Bonadan? Or perhaps Raxus? Did you promise them also? To leave again?"
he had more on his mind, but for the sake of formality, he rested his case.*
"We are aware that there is a growing unrest among citizens who feel that we are doing too little and that they may take this opportunity to take matters into their own hands. If this is their choice, there is no legal premise for us to stop them unless they take up arms within Federation borders. However we cannot stress enough that the Federation does not support this kind of action, as I said earlier."
"A fair warning does not mean that their actions are justified. If these terrorist groups really exist in these sectors, of which we have seen no evidence, there are diplomatic options available. The people of Ruusan are not known to be unreasonable"
*The Chief of State for the Randon government, along with a delegation, awaits the Mandalorans on a platform hovering above the capital city.*
I like how most of us was too lazy to write an actual reply and just gave karma instead xD
*The Scout ship returns to hyperspace.
Due to the short warning the militia on the surface had no time to properly mobilize their forces and opt to surrender.*
*Ladsk is doing his rounds, making sure the slaves are doing what they are supposed to and giving out random beatings to maintain the status quo of the employer/employee status. He continued until he ran into Grott, the local Gamorrean clan leader, at fat pig, even by Gamorrean standards. His clan was being paid handsomely for the protection of the crops, mostly against other clans. Most however were smart enough to stay out of Hutt buisness, barely. Sometimes they had to be reminded.
"I caught your men playing dice on the job again Grott. The slaves would do a better job at guarding this facility than you and your men. It's pathetic!" Ladsk began.
Grott only made a grunting noise, presumably laughing. "Maybe you should make a recommendation to your Hutt overlords, I'm sure they will love the idea of slaves guarding slaves. Maybe you will even get that promotion you always wanted." he continued his grunting.
Ladsk and Grott stared at each other intensely for a few minutes until Grott decided he didn't really care for the situation and wanted to join his fellow Gamorreans playing dice.
"Alright Ladsk, I'll talk to my men." very slowly and with some effort he got out of his chair and left. Ladsk, feeling almost victorious over Grott submitting put him in a better mood. Its only now he notices some slaves nearby staring.
"Get pick to work!" He yells and unleashes his whip upon one of slaves, an elderly one, who didn't do it fast enough.*
My personal character was never in the event, so I shouldn't be given any. Carry on ;)
In any case, what's done is done, not even sure why I am arguing about it. I left the Federation and have a new char. I came to the conclusion that the old one was to boring and I felt like I needed to be a non-force user. So, maybe I will do something about this IC with that char, but I dunno.
And remember that I opposed it?
Lol. The only reason I bothered here is because it said 'Zonama Sekot' and it peaked my interest and then I checked the map. In NG's case I thought it already was an adjacent sector(besides not being my problem) and I didn't recognize the name of the sector.
You attack a sector like this one and you are bound to bring attention to yourself. It would be no different if it was, Mandalore, Coruscant, Mon Calamri and many others.
Some names stick out, it have nothing to do with who posts. I really couldn't care less who posts. I came here because of the name, thought "Where the **** is that?" checked the map and then I decided, not to question the adjacent sector thing(gain not my problem, so why cry wolf?), but why this planet was a sector capital.
You can cry victim all you want, but there is a fairly good logic here imo.
I smell EaW cannon in this battle, but this is Jolee's fight. Lol
Only if you allow him to. So stop with the lame excuses.
You did have a choice, they can't brainwash your char unless you allow it. if you truly had no free will then you wouldn't have been able to rebel.
Your former Char still betrayed the Fel Empire. Lol
Get in line xD
So you have actively deceived the GM's regarding this?
Unless you had permission from faction leaders?
How the hell did you get both a fleet and a Dreadnought?
I knew there was something rotten about this rebellion! Lol
"If I am the only one to fall into this trap then why are you here? It was not me who sent the distress signal. The entity had infected commander Lockheed when I arrived, but had not yet taken control. Not realizing this, I gave him my Identification code to broadcast a message warning the Empire to stay away, while I sought to recover valuable assets in this chamber."
A icon on the terminal nearby started blinking and the large chamber was once again pressurized and giving Cronus a worried look.
The Mnggal-Mnggal spoke again.
"Oh Lord of the Sith, thy must dream of blood shet..
And how much blood would not flow, if the Vault of Cronus was to bestowed unto thy.
By letting this man Cronus die.
Release us from the hollow room, and open the door behind thy brethren souls."
Cronus now destroyed the monitor and speaker system with his light saber, after which he looked to Kairn.
"Any more brilliant plans like doing what this thing wants?"
Only moments after the door behind the opened slightly, the controls being slowly overridden from the command center.*
OOC: Okay, Mace has abandoned the whole idea, but I am just going to play it out.
*After a few minutes a comm signal comes from the droid scouts and a hologram appears.
"Sir, we are being attacked by the crew members, they seem to suffer from some short of rabies like disease. What are your orders?"
"Get a sample of one of the infected and return immediately. Bring the sample on the shuttle at all costs and put it into a sealed container. I will prepare it for a carbonate freeze once on board my ship."
I order the shuttle bay evacuated and all blast doors sealed. As the shuttle enters the bay I keep the cargo bay in vacuum while the the two remaining droids from the scouting party lifts a container over the the portable carbonate freeze I have prepared and freeze the container.
After watching the whole thing on a screen from the bridge, I look to the Admiral.
"Admiral, enter hyperspace if you will"
"Takes us to the Echo facility relay point and then prepare for the final co-ordinates, it should be ideally equipped for this. I want this into Biological weapons development as soon as possible.
And Send a message to the facility that I want it evacuated and equipped with droid personal."
The ship enters hyperspace soon after to a unknown location*
Gandalf begins to look frustrated by the young captain.
"Have you been listening to what I said or where you busy with dreams of Glory, Withmere, Captain of Gondor?
Even if we were able to convince the dwarves and Men of Dale to help attack Dol Guldur, who would protect their lands? Do Gondor have an army to spare? Will you be defending the gates of Erebor against the Easterlings? No, we cannot expect the help of the dwarves in this matter.
As for the South, I have made no plans in that regard and an attempt to retake the lands of Harondor would be foolish and stupid. Gondor does not have the manpower to hold its open fields."
Gandalf stands up and put his pipe back in his pocket and looks to Celeborn.
"Now unless there is anything else to discuss. There is need of me elsewhere"
I didn't understand any of this. Lol xD
As for the rule about offenses and defenses. Yes, it is only fair that if a defender have forces somewhere and they are attacked then one should be allowed to utilize those forces through an NPC commander. But the blockade is a loophole in the rules, since in a way, it is an offense. But when attacked also a defense.
The option to command more than 1 fleet when on the defensive was meant as PURELY defensive.
But anyway, I guess it doesn't matter now that things seem settled :P
Lets just postpone this according to the rules like we agreed.
And stop deleting the conversations!
Angry? Not so sure,but they will/would demand action to be taken and I have done so.
You can have a little more than that if you want. I just want to keep the lane that goes from Rhen Var to Teth to Gamor like the GA have now.
*The Hutt turns around shortly and then laugh while he moves out of the doorway.*
"And for that you killed millions of innocent people on my planet? Good job at doing the Silentium dirty work"
I agree with you Jolee that none of us can prove each other wrong, but when religious people use a thing like the bible and call it EVIDENSE. Then religious people are no better than the rest of us non-believers when we find things that suggests that fx the bible is man-made.
And if we see him when we die, why can I not wait untill then to believe? If I meet him and starts to believe in him, but then is sent to hell. That would conflict with the requirements for going to hell, or not being "saved".
There is also the notion of him turning his back n us, then why would he care if we believe or not?
As for good and evil. They does exist. If I think they exist, then they exist to me. It is the same with your faith. According to you guys god exist because you believe he does. Its logic, not science mates ;) So by saying there is no good or evil, then you conflict yourself when you at the same time claim god exists. Have you ever heard the term "Ignorance is evil"? It measn that by denieng the possiblility of something, you blind yourself from a potential truth. Denieng truth is welcoming evil to ones doorstep.
History have many examples of this. The Crusades was one of them. Evil was commited becasue that people denied the possibility that they may be wrong and to defend the safety of ignorance they sought to destroy those that could shatter it and deemed them heretics.
Johnyboy@ The price is realistic, despite being an older design it would still cost the same to construct it. ;)
I think it was Chief, but it's in the new article.
Edit: Sorry, turns out it haven't been aprroved yet xD
Get out of here foul servant of Morgoth! You are not welcome among the free people! :P
And btw. ! Gondor Soldider equals a 100 Orcs in Valor!
And we have Aragon - He worth... How many did the Army of Dead kill? xD
Dobble post :P
Sand'fly said in the Old PM that he was preparing some sort of Masters training. I will ask him when he comes back.
Well. We are considering another system, but yes.
I don't think you have to do it though.
I not going to join the group unless you change name LOL. I have a reputation to uphold! xD
This group could use a defibrilator!
C'mon fellow Dragon Age fans post and promote!
It really is one of the best shows out there. If not the best. ;) Another season or a movie would be great! Even though I could settle for a spinoff (Buymoria, haha!), you can't seperate Han and Chewie! :D Chuck and Morgan belong together. Morgan and Casey could be cool too though. :P
JEFSTER FTW. The most awesome amatuer band ever! :P