Hey guys, I'm the number 10. Go ahead and multiply me. See what happens.
*Tsark listened intently as the two pirates spoke, but as the conversation dragged on he began to think that they were being purposely vague. I mean sure, they were simple grunts, but they refused to give any names or locations that could be investigated. Kalira frowned as the pirate told his story, turning her head to Tsark.*
"How did an entire mercenary group get into debt with one of the Hutts? They may be professionals but surely they know that dealing with the Hutts is risky business. I can't believe they let their families be enslaved like that."
"The reason the Hutts are still in power over a tremendous amount of systems is because they know how to conduct business which is utterly in their favour. Why people tolerate or work for them I do not know, but they are a force to be reckoned with. We should contact our underworld sources to see what we can dig out about these mercenary groups and their history."
*Tsark did just that, but then the pirate said that he knew where the others were meeting up. They would probably try to bargain for their own freedom or enlist Nym's help in an attempt to save their relatives or something of the like, so long as the demands were reasonable he didn't care. He contacted Brother Lok.*
"Brother, the interrogation with the pirates was going poorly until now. One of them claims to know where the rest of the fleet is meeting, he is willing to give it to us, though he has some demands naturally. I would suggest mobilizing a fleet and getting ready to jump to the location and engage. If Nym is still willing to work for us then his crew and I would serve as scouts to make sure that this is not a trap."
*Kalira contacts members of the Sith Order to send them another Sith Infiltrator asap, and also sends a message to the Sith Council that the stolen ships may still be in Imperial space. Hopefully they will try to get the Imperials to lock down their borders until they have confirmation about the fleet's location.*
*Tsark hesitates, but eventually nods. While the Sith had ways of extracting information from their foes, he always felt that it should be used as a last resort. In his experience, people were far more willing to part with information through mutually beneficial agreements. These pirates were insignificant, and if Nym believed that they were trustworthy enough to follow him then he was willing to let them leave unharmed, so long as they gave him everything they knew.*
"Fine, but I will observe the conversation."
*He turns to the pirates.*
"I would suggest you cooperate. The only way that allows you to avoid imprisonment by the Sith is if you give us everything you know about this mission and your employer. I'll allow you to leave with Nym, my official report to the Empire will state that there were no survivors."
OOC: Omniscient? You mean guessing that the extremely hostile and rogue Republic Commander Umbra is behind this? Who else would know to attack the fleet so quickly after we found it? Just because he used pirates doesn't mean that we wouldn't know who was behind it, it isn't as if pirates would attack this deep in Imperial space randomly, and they would not target a bunch of asteroids such as Byss. Umbra and the Republic were the only other party who knew about the fleet and had the resources to mobilize and breach Imperial territory so quickly after we found it.
Doesn't take a genius to connect the aggressive move made by him and a "random" and very professional pirate strike force deep in the middle of Imperial space who seemed to know exactly what they wanted (coincidentally what Umbra wanted) and how to get to it. It isn't abusing OOC knowledge when things are this obvious IC.
*Tsark takes a few moments to breath. The run hadn't exhausted him, he had been become used to that. This whole situation, however, was troubling. He was certainly going to make a full and detailed report to the Council, and hopefully his next assignment will be to hunt down these pirates and whoever they were working for. Umbra of the Republic was an obvious lead, too obvious to turn down, but he was big fish. He looked over to the pirates on the ship. He would deal with them later, if he had the chance. He walks over to Kalira, making sure she was alright. They exchanged a few words, then he went to speak with Brother Lok.*
"Brother, I am sorry that we failed in our mission. With your support, I would like to seek permission to head the investigation into this incursion. The Republic is most probably behind this, and we must make sure that any further breaches in Imperial security are stopped. I would like it if the pirates were brought into our custody. The Imperial justice system is very strict, and I think we could get useful information from them through nice incentives. That or other more painful means."
*He bows his head and turns to Nym and his crew.*
"I must say, you were far more useful than I anticipated. I didn't expect any trouble this deep into Imperial space, but it seems that our enemies are willing to do anything to destroy us. I thank you all, and if you are ever in need of work or decide to put your skills to better purposes, then contact me. Despite what most people think, the Sith want an ordered and safe Galaxy."
*Kalira walks towards Nym and hands him her communicator, which was now programmed to only contact Tsark. She smiled sheepishly as she gave it to him, as if to apologize for her brother's actions. She didn't think any of Nym's crew were very pro-Imperial, certainly not pro-Sith, but Tsark didn't seem to care. The two then proceeded to sit together and check their gear.*
OOC: I suppose if you volley fired them then it would be very difficult for her to throw them back, but a few at a time shouldn't be too difficult. Some might elude her but they would impact on Shiva's barrier. Kalira will throw as many back as she can.
I mean, unless you want to have us detail the entire fight or want us to just die I see no reason to argue here. We have been delayed, since it will take a turn to get from the bridge to where we are, another turn to get from where we are to the hanger and another turn to get out, presumably.
*The group continues to slowly fight their way towards the emergency docking bay. Tsark is up front, deflecting any blaster bolts that get by Shiva's barrier. Kalira makes sure to focus on sending the rockets launched by the droids back at them, allowing Shiva to concentrate on other threats. While there were many droids, the defense mounted by the Force users and the returning fire of the rest of the group allowed them to make decent progress. They found themselves roughly 2/3rds of the way to the docking bay.*
OOC: Not much to say, if AK has anything to this he can, but I think Shiva's barriers would allow us to get through simple blaster fire relatively easily.
*The bridge door fell to the ground as Tsark and Kalira finished forcing it open with their lightsabers. Both of them immediately stepped to the side of the door, anticipating some form of counter attack that should be blocked by Shiva's Force abilities. When he is certain that the attack has been reflected or stopped, Tsark rushed in with his saber up, deflecting any blaster bolts. Thanks to Rogue he knew where the enemies were and he began attacking those on the left of the door, gracefully moving between each of them while keeping his defense up, attacking whenever he had the opportunity. Kalira left cover briefly every few seconds to target a single droid and tear its head off using the Force.*
*If things go well and the droids near the bridge are defeated, then Tsark tells everyone to follow his lead and head to the emergency docking bay. He uses Force Sight to make sure nothing surprises them.*
OOC: Lets just get this event over with. Ships blow up all the time, nothing out of the ordinary, right?
*Tsark frowned as several terminals began to blink red lights. He asked Kalira what was going on.*
"Those pirates must have tampered with too many of the ship's systems. That or the AI overloaded the main generator, which doesn't seem likely. We don't have long before the ship explodes."
*Tsark turned towards Vendetta's terminal.*
"You have locked down the navicomputers? They may have cut us off from the fleet and while the ship will be destroyed, they won't be able to jump without the navicomputers active. We just need to get out of here and wait for reinforcements."
*Just then, a message arrived from the Acclaimed. Tsark paused. Captain Magister? The Imperials had finally arrived, and while he had an urge to demand why they were not here sooner, he instead decided to be happy that they were here at all, and that they would most likely save his life and the life of his sister. Better late than never, he supposed.*
"Captain Magister! We are being attacked by pirate forces who are presumed to be working for the Republic. The ship we are on is going to explode, thanks mostly to the incompetence of our enemies. The fleet's navicomputers have been locked down by our AI friend, and we need immediate evac. Turbulent class destroyers have an emergency docking bay located near the bridge. Send shuttles and fighter escort to it immediately. I'll let you deal with the rest of the enemy forces. Don't let them escape."
*He turns back to the rest of the group.*
"Prepare yourselves. We won't be getting out of here without a fight."
*He let the others prepare themselves and do whatever they needed. When they were all ready, Tsark asks Shiva to watch their backs with her abilities as he opens the doors. His lightsaber is ignited and he is ready for combat, as is Kalira.*
OOC: We are only leaving after AK has made his move, and if the doors are able to be opened by us then we simply open them. If they are locked down (as Praxis said) then Tsark and Kalira will use their lightsabers to force it open.
*Tsark turned to the bridge. The soldiers were too numerous to fight head on and while reinforcements was no doubt incoming, if they took control of the Galaxy Dragon or somehow managed to transfer the command it had to another ship then the fleet would be lost. He wasn't sure whether the bridge was needed to transfer the slave protocols, the Gravewalker seemed to require the bridge to function and this ship was a carbon copy, so he doubted the Republic would be able to do that. Then again, these soldiers were either very skilled or supremely lucky to even be here in this position, so Tsark didn't want to take any chances.*
"Vendetta if you can't jump the fleet then shut down the Galaxy Dragon. I want every system that isn't vital to our safety or Brother Lok's offline, overload the power generators if you have to. I want this ship to be a floating hulk. Make sure that command of the fleet stays on this ship and accessible only from the bridge. If you can, do the same to every other ship in the fleet save the Gravewalker, but don't give them the luxury of life support."
*That command shouldn't be too difficult. The fleet is somehow automated, so it must have been depending on some form of autopilot or basic computer intelligence to operate, and to gain access to the ship's systems they had to use the bridge which they were on. Vendetta was supposed to be an advanced AI, shutting everything down would not pose problem. Hopefully.*
*He turned back to the door, hearing the noises coming from the vents. He couldn't sense anything, how they were stopping him from using the Force he did not know. Ysalamir were rare and even if they were on the ship, they only blocked within a 10 meter radius. Somehow it was working, but that did not matter. He rarely depended on the Force to fight anyway, though Shiva was now rendered useless. If Vendetta manages to shut everything down, they'll start trying to take the bridge back.*
OOC: Since my group hasn't been attacked and since we've been moving towards the bridge for two turns now (one of those turns we have been hurrying towards it) I assume that we have reached it by now. If for some reason we haven't and Praxis managed to reach it before us, then my move will just be made moving towards the bridge again.
*Tsark hears faint sounds of blaster fire coming from somewhere behind him, but he ignores it as he finally reaches the ship's bridge. He senses Rogue waiting for them besides the door and tells her to open it. With that done, the group enters the bridge.*
"Rogue, shut down the door and make sure it stays that way. Get your AI to activate the bridge's security systems if you can, I want this place locked down. Kalira, activate the engines and hyperdrive, we need to get to Fondor. I believe Brother Lok ordered his Imperial escorts to wait for him there, they will be expecting us. Shiva, I will focus on the main entrance, but they may attempt to breach some other way. Make sure they don't surprise us."
*Tsark turns towards the Bridge's entrance, ignites his lightsaber and begins to use Force Sight to ensure that any enemies would be detected before they came close. Kalira headed towards the ship's main terminals and began to attempt to reactivate the ship's hyperdrive.*
*Kalira frowned. What on earth was happening? She was receiving strange signals. Suddenly they all heard a loud noise. She tried to contact the Admiral Arkanus but she couldn't. They were under attack.*
"Tsark, we have company."
*Tsark growled. The Republic had somehow managed to follow them. By the sound of it, they had a considerable force with them. He asked Kalira to send for help, but she informed him that they had blocked communications. Despite being in deep Imperial territory and the size of the enemy force, no one was going to know that they were under attack for awhile. Perhaps he should mention investing into some basic scanners the next time he met with the Sith Council? He turned to the rest of the group.*
"We need to hurry, the Republic cannot be allowed to win."
*He hesitated. Sighing, he threw something to Rogue.*
"Have your AI back. We'll need everyone at their best. Double time people, we can't afford to waste any time."
*With that said, Tsark and Kalira start moving faster. Tsark uses Force Sight to spot any threats as he goes.*
*Tsark contacts the Imperial ships, giving them a full report of the situation. He then turns to the others as they finished securing the hanger.*
"Kalira, Shiva and Rogue will come with me. The rest of you will stay here. see if you can access any of the Galaxy Dragon's systems. If the Gravewalker is anything to go by, then you probably won't be able to until we reach the bridge. Brother Lok and Nym should be arriving soon, but we have been given permission to proceed. Be careful, we don't know what is waiting for us. Rogue, keep an eye on ours backs. Kalira, keep an eye on the ship's systems and send reports to Brother Lok every few minutes."
*With that said, Tsark proceeds through the door and starts heading towards the bridge. He considers using Force Sight, but comes to the conclusion that Shiva would be able to see things a lot clearer than him, no point in tiring himself out for nothing. He is leading, with Kalira at his side. He tells Shiva to stay behind them and Rogue to stay at the rear. He doubted they appreciated being ordered around by a Sith but if they were working for the Empire now they would have to get used to being ordered around.*
OOC: Ori, tell me if I can't do this or if I would have found anything specific. I'm just assuming that I can do this :P We also received all information from the bridge, so if there was anything interesting we should already know it, unless it is hidden or something.
*The Infiltrator was now in range of the fleet, had gathered basic information on each individual ship. Thanks to Imperial records, they knew which ship had been the fleet's command ship and they approached. Nym's crew had access to the Infiltrator's facilities and they were told to prepare for for a fight. Tsark and Kalira were at the cockpit, along with Rogue and Shiva who were presumably already readied up. Tsark responded to Lok.*
"Kalira has already gone through the data the Gravewalker contained, and we found nothing of note. My team is approaching what we believe to be the flagship, we shall attempt to land in and secure a hanger and create a small base of operations from which we can explore the rest of the ship. If you so desire, we can wait for you and Nym, or we can scout ahead. We shall await your orders."
*He turns to Shiva.*
"We shall be landing momentarily. Rogue and I should be the first to step outside, and if it is safe then have your crew scan the hanger for anything interesting and secure it."
*The Infiltrator, assuming nothing dangerous has been detected, lands inside the hanger. When they have finished making sure nothing dangerous is waiting for them outside, the ramp descends and Tsark leaves the ship, hopefully followed by Rogue. If all is well, then Tsark will order everyone to proceed with securing the hanger.*
OOC: The Imperials were the first to arrive and you saw two Imperial Star Destroyers floating around near the ship xD.
*Kalira was about to reply to Nym when the ship suddenly jumped. She immediately checked the scanners, and they were apparently in the Byss system. She turned to Tsark, who had ran over to the cockpit.*
"We're in the Byss system. I'm receiving word form the Imperials. The fleet is here, they have an estimate of around 30 Turbulent-class Star Destroyers present. They don't seem to be picking much up, and neither are we. Where is Lok?"
*Tsark paused. The Byss system? That was closer than he expected to Imperial Space, though at least now no one could dispute territorial boundaries and lay claim to the fleet. He ignored Kalira and turned to Nym.*
"Brother Lok is apparently preoccupied, according to his droid. The mission stands, though, and I suggest we get moving as quickly as possible. It is possible that the fleet makes periodic jumps, that or the Imperials do not keep close enough eyes on their systems. We should survey the fleet and investigate anything of interest. If we split up then we can cover more ground, it would take forever for a single team to investigate the fleet, and the Imperials will require time before they are fully mobilized. I suggest that you accompany Brother Lok and his droid, you compliment each other well. The rest of your crew will go with me and my sister."
*If they manage to agree on a plan, then the Sith Infiltrator will leave the hanger and proceed towards the fleet, scanning for anything of note. If not, then they wait for Lok in the hanger.*
OOC: Because Branden left I assume that he is out of the turn order.
*Tsark listens to Nym. He seemed confident that this "intelligence program" would be impossible to crack. He doubted very much that a group of pirates, no matter their skill, would be able to program something so complex that the Sith's experts would not be able to crack it. There was also the almost unlimited resources of the Empire if that failed. The program might not be an improvement over current Sith or Imperial technology, but it could provide insight or a fresh perspective which could inspire improvements in current AI programs.*
"I am sorry, but unlike you I my duty is to the Sith, and the Empire, and I serve them as I must. Your Intelligence Program stays with me. I am sure the girl, Rogue is it? I am sure she can survive without depending on it."
*He listens to Shiva with some disappointment. She didn't seem particularly willing to share, and the advice she gave he knew already. Perhaps she was right, maybe he would just have to try harder. He thanked her, and walked away to contact Lok.*
"Brother, when the ship jumps we should be ready. I suggest that you make your way to us, the Imperials have secured the area but we should be the ones to head the expeditions to the fleet. We can split up to cover more ground or go in as one, to make sure that any threats we may encounter will be eliminated rapidly and with fewer casualties."
*Kalira did not know what it was, but she did not like Nym. He seemed to inspire great loyalty and care in those around him, but he fought like a savage, ruthless animal. He is thanking her for keeping Rogue safe yet it was his desire to come here that put her life at risk. Why was he here? If all he cared about was them and he had no other motive, then why drag his friends into the sights of the Empire? Greed? Foolishness? He was hard to read, even harder to understand. She whispered back to him, making sure that only he would be able to hear.*
"If you are truly thankful, then listen to me. Don't put her in danger again. Don't put any of them in danger again. You are lucky that it was Brother Lok who was in command of the boarding party, and even luckier that it was my brother and I that found Rogue. You won't be that lucky next time, and someone will die. You don't want to be involved in Sith politics, believe me. I don't know what you and Lok are up to but if you truly care for your crew you will run far away and live out your lives in peace. And if you ignore what I am saying to you, which most people do, then please, leave my brother out of it."
*Tsark ignores Rogue. The deal made no mention of having to return the technology, and he doubted that it had nothing of value on it. Besides, the Sith were being generous with Nym and his crew. Asking for anything else would be pushing their luck, which isn't something they want to test.*
*He begins to consider the possibility that they might just foolishly attempt to take control of his ship. Rogue was hotheaded and stubborn from what he could tell, and Shiva obviously hated the Sith, so if it were up to them they'd probably attack and take the ship. Luckily for them, Nym was smarter than that. Sure, they'd probably kill Tsark and his sister, but then they would inevitably die to the fighters patrols and hundreds of stormtroopers in the hanger. They'd also be leaving the rest of their crew behind.*
"I am glad that you agreed. This ship has the equipment necessary to tend to wounds and repair equipment, I suggest if you need that then you do it as soon as possible. I don't think we have much time until we're thrown back into action again."
"You hate me. You are no Jedi, so at least you are no hypocrite. But I have always been curious about Jedi techniques, notably meditation. It is not something often talked about to Sith Warriors, as they are rarely called upon to meditate, but I think that it is a very effective technique. Would you mind sharing? If not that, then perhaps snippets about Jedi History? Again, the Sith do not allow warriors time for intellectual pursuit and so I jump on an opportunity when I can."
*Kalira rolls her eyes. She informs everyone of Lok's plan and then shows them where the medical bay and workbenches are.*
"If you need anything I'll be in the pilot's seat. Best come to me and not my brother, he can ramble on."
*Tsark waves his hand and the containment field shuts off. He gestures at Kalira, who opens a storage container. He turns to the woman.*
"Your gear is in there, intact. We have removed the device you used to extract information from the ship, just in case, but the rest is yours again."
*He turns to the two new arrivals. Both looked formidable. While Nym's armour and stature was impressive, Tsark's eyes were drawn towards Shiva. He sensed that she was powerful in the Force, and it didn't take a genius to notice her obvious hatred for the Sith.*
"You are pirates. Unique, yes, and dangerous, but without cause or purpose. Why you are here I do not know, but it is obvious that you care for your fellows more than you care about these lost ships. The Imperial forces are competent but they are meant to be deployed in battle, not in sensitive operations such as this. We Sith are few, and I will gladly use anything I can to complete my mission. Your choice is simple, you either help me complete my mission or I will leave you in the capable hands of the Imperials."
*He glances at his former prisoner.*
"I assure you, they will not be as gentle as me. In fact, I am certain they will have you executed without any hesitation. We Sith realize that bending the rules is something that must be done from time to time, and we are not shy about employing unorthodox means to reach our goals. In this case, that would be you."
*Meanwhile, Kalira notices the ship's systems reactivating. A stream of data is sent to her, but before she could even consider decoding it a message was redirected from Tsark to her. Brother Lok is going to investigate some sort of candle? Tsark was busy, so she answered in his place.*
"Brother Lok, Tsark and I will be there in an instant if you think that you need backup. We could be accompanied by Nym and his crew, if you think that'll help."
*Tsark receives Umbra's response, and smiles. Let him think whatever he wants to think, so long as he leaves the area in peace. Why the Republic, or even the Jedi, would allow someone as powerful and unstable as him be in command of a fleet he did not know. He responded to Umbra's sarcasm.*
"Of course. I hope that we meet again, though next time perhaps it can be a diplomatic meeting? I'm sure both sides have much to discuss. Give my thanks to your Republic's Senate, they truly are working towards a peaceful resolution to the conflict that is rife throughout the Galaxy."
*With that said, he ended communications. He ordered the Stormtroopers on the ship to continue fortifying, in case the Republic do try to attempt something but also to prevent those already on board from leaving, and he also requested that the prisoner be brought to his ship. He quickly returned to his Sith Infiltrator and entered, ordering the Stormtroopers who brought the girl to him to leave. She was placed in a containment field, barely enough room for her to stand and no way to sit. Her armour and other equipment had been locked away. Kalira soon enters the ship as well.*
"Brother Lok and that Nym guy have stopped fighting. I activated the security systems and figured you'd want to have a sneak peak at how our new friends fight, so I activated the surveillance systems around them.. Thought that it might be useful."
*She hands Tsark a datapad, then walks over to the containment field.*
"Do we really need her locked up like this? We're supposed to be negotiating with the pirates, this doesn't really paint us in a good light, you know?"
*Tsark sighed. His sister could be problematic at times. She had no problem killing the Order's enemies, but she also had what no Sith should ever really have: a semblance of morality.*
"Just prepare the ship and make sure its database is transferred to us, all of it. Let me deal with the negotiations."
*Kalira goes to say something but stops herself, instead she walks over to her seat and sits down, and begins to press a multitude of buttons. Tsark uses the girl's communication device to contact Nym again.*
"Bravo, I see that you have survived a fight against a Sith. You at least live up to your name, I will give you that. Your girl and her gear are on my ship, find us and we can talk about what exactly you can do for the Empire. I have been authorized to negotiate on their behalf."
*As he waits for Nym and his crew to arrive, he watches the duel between the pirate and Lok. He is actually surprised, as Nym's combat style resembles that of a Sith Marauder in its savageness and fury, but it is different in that he relies on his armour rather than the Force to supplement his abilities. The Order did not have much information on the origins of this pirate, he had checked, so did he develop this style himself or was he trained? Only those with the Force could be trained in this style, and Nym was not Force sensitive, that was certain. The fight ends as he expected it to end, with Brother Lok demonstrating the futility of fighting a Force User without access to the Force. Then static. He frowns. Why was there static? He asks Kalira, and she shrugs.*
"This is an old ship. Must be a bug with the system or something. No point in trying to recover it, we have better things to do for now."
*Her brother did not need to know about the intrigue of a Sith as powerful as Lok. Whatever his plans were with Nym, she did not want Tsark reporting back to the Sith Council and getting killed in another one of their power plays. She had seen many Sith die due to internal politics, she did not want her brother to be a victim to it too. Lying was not a thing they did to each other, but it was a thing Sith did to other Sith. That counts for something, right?*
OOC: I had a thing planned out because I figured they'd be security systems in place, but then I remembered this ship is derelict so I added in a way to continue the story line I had planned out by having Kalira activate the security stuff. Hope nobody minds? :P It will only affect these two characters, probably.
You used to send me quite a few drawings, its pretty hard to remember them :P. I did browse through them on your profile, and your most recent one looks pretty damn awesome. Your portrait pictures are my favorites from what I saw though. They look really nice.
My eyes! They burn so much :O
I like the new header and the UI stuff but the whiteness is too much for me to handle xD.
I accidentally downvoted you.
Pls don't punish my Grandaddy.
One day the Internet will come to realize that the French are normal people and not frogs, and that their language should be respected and not dragged into the dirt.
One day, wout, one day... And then you'll all be sorry...
I am your daddy.
Yeah, I have this game too. Such a good game, but I'm not very good at it I don't think. I like playing either Britain or Russia, Britain because they have a good early game I think and they have the best line infantry, Russia because they get loads of troops for less resources. Russian blob is best blob :P
I'd be up for some games, sure. Tell me when you're free and we'll see if we can set something up :)
Non! Nous ne sommes pas cannibals quand meme! :P
Make Russia great again Milos. I believe in you.
*Tsark contacts Admiral Arkanus.*
"The hangers are being secured as we speak. We have managed to activate weapon and shield systems, and they are being powered up now. The engines are next, and life support and gravity will follow shortly. The moment the systems are activated we should be able to extract the information and, if the Republic's mutineers still remain, we can initiate a series of chain reactions which will blow the ship up, leaving nothing behind of any value for the Republic to salvage. Hopefully they listen to reason and leave us be."
*Tsark then joins in on the communication between the Admiral and Umbra.*
"I am Brother Tsark, representative of the Sith Order on this mission while Brother Lok is occupied. I would spend some time talking about the hypocrisy of you fighting to keep your people safe by effectively taking the power of the military out of their hands to fulfill your own personal vendetta, but I doubt you are here in any intellectual capacity or indeed willing to engage in any such discussion.
Your Republic has already demonstrated that it possesses a superior military to that of the Empire, and by making this move so soon after the end of the War, you are only showing the Galaxy how similar your Republic is to the threat you are supposedly fighting. The Empire initiated no hostilities against the Republic nor was there any plans to do so. We have been punished for our previous expansionist ways. Instead of trying to foster new and improved relations to further the pursuance of Galactic Peace and cooperation between our two states, you attempt to bully us into submission. Know that what happens over the next few hours could have impacts beyond anything you could ever imagine. The Empire will not back down or pursue for Peace with the knowledge that you will only declare War again seconds after the end of the next truce. Unlike what you may like to delude yourself into thinking, not all Sith wish for a Galaxy full of war and if you start such a war you will not be killing Sith in your crusade, you will be killing people. Ordinary, pleasant, peaceful people."
OOC: #NotAllSith #MakePeaceNotWar #PlsNoMoarTea
I'm no frog :(