Your opinion is not necessarily mine; Your opinion is not fact; Your opinion is not absolute. Your opinion is a perspective.
*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.*
Hahaha. I just love how that conversation ends xD
High Five Joe!
"They have accused us of housing terrorist groups that have been fighting the Mandalorian occupation in the north. But I suspect it being nothing but an excuse. I have asked you to come because I wanted to know to what extend your influence is within the Federation. We are not prepared for this fight and we need help."
Malan was deep in thought for a moment and then said; "When it comes to these terrorist groups, if they really exist as this war will serve to do is provide another recruiting ground for their cause. In any case, I don't think there is much I can do, the Federation is content with doing nothing. They will not aid you in a war against the Mandalorians."
Malan now noticed the entire council staring silently at them both and he took Thain a little further away and whispered; "Not unless the Order steps in. You know more about what is going on with them than I. I do not believe they will allow the Mandalorians to expand much further. It destabilizes the balance of power in the galaxy and not for the better."
"True" said Thain. "But I thought they had already come to you with this, you seem like the perfect agent for a operation of this size"
"I am only a Commodore in rank, not a fleet admiral. I hold little sway in the military." Said Malan and then thought for a while. "I will return to the Federation, but I can promise nothing."
"Do this and I we will be even." Thain said.
Malan smiled. "Now relax old man, in this situation I would hate for you to die of old age."
They said their goodbyes and Malan left again, leaving Thain to continue his effors.*
*The Commander of the Randon defense force called for a retreat. The battle could not be won, and for some strange reason their electronic warfare was ineffective.
Before leaving, the ships that cannot retreat are ordered to self-destruct them in order to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. As the ships blow up, the Random force enters into hyperspace.
On Ruusan the council had been busy, the Sector fleet have been assembled. 3 Nebula Class Destroyers, 7 Corona Frigates and 5 Nexus-Class Corvettes. (Can't remember the Galactic Council military rooster, so just picked from Federation list. Hope you don't mind).
"We can put on a good fight in space, but we should avoid direct confrontation. In a head on fight, we won't win. But if we force the war onto the ground, then we might get them to reconsider if we are worth the effort..." Said Thain.
Another council member stood up to speak; "And if they continue their campaign? History have proven that the Mandalorians will not be stopped by anything else than a victory or defeat. We should adapt our strategies to end this war swiftly! Not draw it out.."
"And with what fleets will you achieve that? Counting each and every ships at your disposal throughout the entire sector, you have maybe a single Squadron of warships?" Said Malan as he entered the room. "The Mandalorians will send more even if you defeat this... token force that they have sent."
Thain smiled and went to greet Malan. "Welcome back to Ruusan Mr. Drayson. Last time you were here you ended up going to the Onderon system for some kind of competition."
"I needed time to think. Now what is this mess with the Mandalorians?" Malan asked.
*The council reconvened when the news came in that the Mandalorians had attacked Randon. As they were discussing what to do next and man came in and whispered something to Thain and left again. Thain then stood up, pressed a few buttons on the table and a Holo image of the Randon representative appeared. The Randons were sending a repeating transmission to the Mandalorians.
"To all Mandalorian vessels in the system. The people of Randon..." - As the Mandalorians blocked communications the message is cut out with not even the ships in orbit hearing the rest, however, knowing the Randons well, Thain and the others knew that it was supposed to be a surrender, but it was too late now.
The council members had grown silent. Thain sent a message to one of his commanders to send a small vessel to the system and gather intelligence on the battle of following invasion.
The other council members all sent word to their homeworlds of what was happening.
The ships above Randon retaliates on all fronts, jamming sensors, scrambling radars and communications.
Starfighters run interference between the few capital ships there are.
OOC: The Randon defense force is not taken by surprise.
*As Malan was watching over the men, an incoming message caught his intention as he read the tag line; "Knowledge is Power". He quickly left the holotable and went to read it after which he recalled the team, aborting the mission and prepping the ship for launch. He disregarded their confusion and answered any questions with; "It's classified".
The team left the system, using the same method as when they had come and set a course for the neutral sector of Ruusan.*
Merry Christmas Sire!
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas friend!
Merry Christmas young one!
Or Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas buddy!
Steam sale probably doesn't help xD
*As the images of the Mandalorian warships were displayed in front of the Ruusan Council, the various members started arguing, the Randon representative yelling loudest and most desperately. The head of the council was General secretary Thain; a former navy officer that had served in the Ruusan defense fleet during the days of the Galactic Council and whom had come into power following the breakdown.
Thain had silently observed the images and the following arguments. he decided to speak and in good manner he stood up to do so. The Council grew quiet and waited for him to speak. "I want a transmission sent immediately to the Mandalorians stating as follows;"... "No fugitives or terrorist groups are under the protection of the Ruusan Sector authorities and measures has been taken against said groups. Any further intrusion will be seen as an unlawful act of war."." A man leaves in order to send the transmission.
The Randon representative yelled in an uproar, "How dare you play politics with my world like that?! Had this fleet arrived above Ruusan you would not have defied the Mandalorians so easily! I will not stand for this!" - The representative leaves the room and it grows silent again. Thain looks the others in the eyes and speaks again. "The Mandalorians do not respect fear... They do not respect cowardice... And neither do I! If anymore of you have a problem with this then feel free to follow the lead of the Randons....! Meeting adjourned."
Thain now went to his Council quarters and sends a message to Federation space titled;Knowledge is Power, and goes as follows; "Remember Nar Shadda? You owe me one."*
OOC: I'm shutting this event down, it should have been over by now.
If anyone have any last things to contribute, they should do so now.
Not on Legendary. Apparently.
However, the more success I get the more of my generals get assassinated D:
Peace is boring.
PC MASTER RACE! YEAH
I love it xD
My bad then, that was just how I read it.
"Einstein puts it perfectly well here. He notes that the atheists (who were formally religious) are still fanatics and still house an intolerance in their hearts. Instead of intolerance against other religions not theirs, it's intolerance against all religions now"
I disagree with your interpretation of his words. What I get from his statement is that a fanatical atheist is driven by the same that drives a fanatical religious person. A grudge/hate of people who doesn't believe the same as them. (And here we seem to split when it comes to the interpretation) He doesn't state all atheists are intolerant to religion. He is speaking of fanatics only, unless he believe that all atheists are fanatics. I seriously doubt that.
Really? THAT's what you have to say? xD
Well, thanks for reading, I guess?
EDIT: You happy now? :P
*page with you.
I don't know of any Atheists who outright DENY it. Question it, perhaps, that is only natural. Even though I believe it to be the currently most likely theory, it doesn't mean I am completely sure that it is the correct theory.
I doubt even the scientists behind the theory are anywhere near 100% sure. Going back in time that far makes it extremely difficult to be sure of anything.