IF YOU HAVE NOT READ MY PREVIOUS STORY, GO AND READ IT NOW BEFORE YOU READ THIS POST, THANK YOU. (the other story is under my blog)
If you read the subject bar, your probably bouncing for joy at the mention of a new story (or at least I hope you're interested in a new story). This story is about Star Wars and will cover a wider range of characters including but not limited to: Gunship fighter wings, ARC squads, Delta Squad, and the Droids point of view. The story will take place in the same alternate universe that my previous story took place in, though it will take place earlier in the war. I don't want to reveal too much but I am featuring a questions and answer section. So without further adieu, onto to fan questions!!!
Q: Why are you writing this sequel?
A: Actually I wrote the first story with the intention of never making a sequel. I gave it to one of my friends at school for him to read and he told me it was BADASS. I didn't really believe him until I gave it to some people here at MODDB and was told it was awesome. The good response that this story got has encouraged me to write a sequel to my story (technically its a prequel as its very hard to come up with a sequel when the galaxy has been torn apart by Excalibur). :)
Q: So will Delta Squad be the main focus of this story too?
A: No, though Delta Squad will be a main character group in this story I don't want to make them the MAIN focus as I feel it would get repetitive over time.
Q: Will Ashoka die here?
A: No, she dies in my previous story, though I will injure her on purpose and I will make her injury be because of friendly fire. *insert evil laugh here*
Q: Why don't you kill her?
A: *sigh* Did I not explain this is a prequel to my other story. If I kill her off now, then she won't die at the hands of Delta Squad later on. (sheesh)
Q: Will this story be more epic than your last?
A: I sure hope its more epic than my last. But the fan response will tell me for sure if it is better or not.
Q: So...um...can I have sex with you?
A: ...WHAT THE FUCK!!!...NOOOO!...NEVER!...GO KILL YOURSELF!
Q: Back to serious questions, why are you delaying the publish date to Christmas day?
A: First I have to write the story then edit it. In addition, I have final exams coming up, and as each counts 50% of my semster grade, I need to spend time studing. Also, more than likely I will not publish Christmas day, instead I'll publish at the lastest on December 30th the same date that RAW is set to come out at the latest.
Q: Can I have a cookie?
A: Go ask your mom for one, btw how this question get on here?
Q: Can we have a preview of your story?
A: ...Fine, I didn't want to do this but okay...
A naval clone officer walked over to the center hologram in the center of the briefing room. There were about 30 pilots in the room, 24 who were rookies fresh from the academy, the other six were seasoned veteans. The officer pressed a button on the hologram and a blue image flashed up before the pilots.
"Alright pilots today you have the wonderful task of delivering two heavily armed battalions from this ship to Jambiin's surface," the officer said as he pointed at the Venator in orbit and then down to the LZ. "As you know we evacuated Jambiin's political leaders after their main computer turned on them, you will be flying in from this Venator and will proceed on bearing 360, vector 135, at nautical speeds close to 600 kph. Understood? The weather is somewhat turbulent but you pilots can do this right?" "SIR YES SIR!" was the response of the eager young group of LAAT/i gunship pilots.
Gaberiel wasn't too sure about the route they were taking. He nudged his copilot. "Hey Mav, what do you think about this? I know I can fly this blindfolded, but those rookies in front have little chance of surviving in those winds. Why the hell are we sending these guys to fly such a difficult flight path?" Maverick turned to his trusted comrade, looked him in the eyes and said, "You should know the answer, this is the fifth planetary computer in the galaxy that goes rouge, we have so far had 2 years of consecutive war. Never before have we faced such stiff opposition. But because this planet has so few AA defenses command believes it to be much safer than other planets for rookies to fly on." "You're probably right Mav, still command expects too much from their rookies" answered Gaberiel.
"Dismissed!" said the officer. Gaberiel looked up surprised, he missed the briefing? That was a first for him. He looked to his left and saw Sicko (same crazy pilot in Republic commando book series) asleep in his copilot's lap. Gabe looked at Iceman's (Sicko's copilot) face, but found him asleep too. Well, at least he wasn't the only one. As Gabe got up and out of his seat the officer said, "You six stay right there." Uh-oh. Something was wrong. He had never been called to stay behind after a briefing before.
Maverick motioned him to stand up and wake Sicko and Iceman. Delta 42 was already standing up with his copilot Delta 43. (Yes, Delta 42 kept his unit number as his name and is the same pilot that was in Republic commando). Gabe was going to wake Sicko and Iceman when the officer said "Don't do anything to them I'll be right back." With that he left the room and returned with a bucket of ice cold water. Delta 42's eyes went wide when he saw the ice bucket and even Maverick was having trouble not grinning. The officer walked up to the two sleeping pilots and said softly "hey guys, care to wake up?" When they didn't wake up he shouted "YO, PILOTS WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!" and with that he poured the bucket onto them.
Sicko rolled off his copilot's lap and onto the floor. Iceman though, screamed and as he stood up, tripped over Sicko's body and slammed face first into the ground. Everyone burst into laughing with the obvious exception Sicko and Iceman. "HEY THAT'S NOT FUNNY!" whined Iceman as he got up. Sicko on the other hand got up and lunged at the officer. It took Delta 43, Gaberiel, and Mav to hold him back. "LET ME AT HIM, I'M GONNA MURDER THAT BASTARD!!!" "You'll have your chance later," coaxed Delta 43, "just calm down." "That'll teach you to never fall asleep during my briefings!" said the officer. "In any case, listen up because you pilots will not be flying the same path as those rookies." The room settled down and everyone got serious.
"Delta 42 and 43, you will be inseting Delta Squad into this canyon to take out a main generator that powers the computer, beware, in the canyon you will have only 2 centimeters of clearance on all sides of your gunship. You are dismissed, go to your ship." Delta 42's face went pale but he managed to croak a weak "yes sir".
"Sicko, because we can't trust you with a regular gunship, you and your copilot will be flying two LAAT/c carrier aircraft with AT-TEs down to this area" the officer motioned at an LZ that was right smack dab in the middle of the only AA field on the planet. "I expect you to avoid the AA effectively." Sicko gawked at the officer and Gabe half expected him to say it was a sucide flight, but instead Sicko said, "YOU MEAN TO TELL ME I HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO FLY CARGO MISSIONS, FUCK COMMAND!" With that, he stood up and yanked Iceman by the collar of his suit and stormed out of the room.
The officer grinned at Sicko's anger but then turned to Gabe and Maverick. "You two have a special task. You will be deploying an ARC squad here at this LZ to destroy the alternate power generator for this rouge computer. The thing is, you were chosen for this mission not by command, but by personal request from the ARC squad. Command was actually going to give this mission to another group of pilots but the captain of this ARC team insisted his pilots be you and Mav." "Um...may I know the name of this ARC captain?" Gabe asked. "Yes," replied the officer, "his name is Captain Fordo."
Gabe could hardly contain his excitement. He was jumping up and down as him and Mav walked down the long chain of hangars in the Venators bay. He was going to be flying Captain Fordo, aka Captain Overkill, into a tricky maze of rocks in a canyon. "Man, does he trust me that much? I don't even know this legend at all!" Gabe said to Maverick. Maverick just rolled his eyes and said, "will you calm down please? All that we will do is just deploy him and then leave, that's it, nothing else, so GET OVER IT!" Gabe just glared at Mav. As he walked to his customized rancor painted gunship, he noticed several blue leiutenant troopers standing around it with one red captain. Immediately he rushed to his gunship and saluted at red captain. The captain simply smiled at him and said, "Well I'm glad you'll be flying us to our target, based on what they've told you, what's our ETA?" Gaberiel answered, "Sir, our ETA is approximately 35 minutes. I'll be ready to provide backup at any time you wish sir." "Good to know pilot, by the way, drop that sir yes sir crap, okay, I'm not the goddamn chancellor." answered the captain. (A cookie to whom ever can guess where that came from.) "Fine" answered Gabe, "whenever you're ready." The captain opened his mouth when the loudspeaker came on. "ATTENTION ALL GUNSHIP CREWS, TWO MINUTES TO LAUCH, I SAY AGAIN TWO MINUTES TO LAUCH." The captain then said, "Well then, show me what you're capable of."
Gabe boarded his gunship and ran final preflight checks. When that was done he waited for the signal to take off. He felt his ship rock back and forth as the ARCs boarded. As soon as they got on, Gaberiel hit a button on his dashboard to close the doors. He heard several gunships take off and soon saw around 12 white, standard gunships take off and fly out of the Venator's main hanagar. Gabe could safely assume those were the rookies taking off. Then Gabe saw a single gunship with a DC-17 emblem take off, Gabe thought that might be Delta 42. Finally two LAAT/c took off with AT-TEs. Gabe anxiously waited for the hangar light to turn from a red to green. After what seemed like hours, the light turned green and Gaberiel roared out of the hangar, made a sharp left turn, and then blasted into space.
As he rendezvoused with the other gunships, he heard Sicko on the radio, "Sheesh, they just had to depromote me from LAAT/i!!! They think I'm not capable!!! Well, I'll show them!!! Come on Iceman!!!" Both of the LAAT/c gunships roared down to the planet in a near vertical angle. Gaberiel just gawked at Sicko's flying style. Before the gunships went out of range of the comlinks, Gaberiel heard an AT-TE driver say "Oh God, I'm gonna hurl!!!" Maverick just replied, "hang in there, you haven't seen anything yet." The group of gunships then split up as they entered the atmosphere. The winds were stronger than what Gaberiel had anticipated as he fought to retain control over the gunship. "This is Captain Fordo, pilot, I'm reading wind speeds of over 100 kph, yet I feel no turbulence, you got hands of gold?" "You give me too much credit Captain." Gaberiel said between clenched teeth, "I'm not that good."
Twenty-five minutes into the flight, and Gaberiel was flying through a canyon en route to the LZ. The wind strength was magnified in here as the high wind speeds were forced through the small canyon walls. "You think Delta 42 is having trouble, Mav?" asked Gabe. "Did you really ask that Gabe, Delta 42 is in a living hell, he has only 2 frigging centimeters of clearance! We have at least 5 to 6 meters! In these winds, I highly doubt he is still alive." "Wel-" Before Gaberiel could even get the words out of his mouth, he heard a massive explosion that rocketed his ship. "WHAT THE-" Simultaneously, Gabe's controls went limp. Red lights flashed in front of him. "PILOT, what's the problem!" Gabe looked frantically at his diplay and then replied in a worried tone, "CAPTAIN I'VE LOST MY STABALIZERS, I HAVE NO CONTROL, WE ARE GOING DOWN!
Well that was nice preview, kinda long too, but oh well. I know everybody hates me for the cliff hanger but I know that it will keep you guys intrested enough to come back later. But for now, T-T-That's all folks!