Hey guys, I'm the number 10. Go ahead and multiply me. See what happens.
OOC: I suppose it would be my turn now, then we'll go to the turn order AK proposed?
*Tsark nods, and as he begins to walk he decides it is time to properly survey the area through the use of the Force. He closes his eyes and uses the Force to enhance his sight, something that he has trained in for some time. Eyes cannot be trusted after all. It is difficult to scan the entire ship, but he does recognize something faint. He immediately turns and grabs Kalira's datapad, opening his eyes and looking at it. He stops, closes his eyes to try to focus on whatever he is sensing. He calls out to Lok.*
"I believe we have a Jedi on board, and from what I can tell we are heading towards them. The Republic must have sent a team on board. If we are here for the ship's records and data, then I suggest we head for the bridge and let the Jedi power the ship for us. We might even be able to reactivate the ship's other systems from there and trap them in. We could split up, have your main force kill the Jedi and whatever team he has while Kalira and I secure the data. It shouldn't be too much trouble."
Thanks, its good to be back :)
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OOC: I'm assuming the hanger is big enough for two ships, if not then I'll instead by landing in the closest hanger and making my way towards Lok.
*A Sith Infiltrator jumps in out of range of the ship's weapons. It approaches slowly and opens a line of communication with Lok*
"My Lord, we have been sent by the Sith Council to assist you in this mission. It is of vital interest to them that we succeed and unlock the secrets of this vessel. My name is Tsark Cyrus, and my sister Kalira is also on this mission with me. We should be with you momentarily."
*Tsark turns to his sister.*
"Do we have information on the ship?"
*Kalira was furiously pressing buttons on her terminal, so engrossed that it took her a few seconds before processing the question.*
"Er... Yeah, some. The ship's pretty old, like a few centuries old. Some time after the Swarm War. From what surviving records we have this was part of a unit called "Swordbreaker", whatever the hell that means, and it just disappeared. No idea how, the records assume they went rogue or were attacked, but we never saw the unit again. Until now I guess."
"Fine. Transmit the information and any records we have to Lord Lok, and transfer it all to a portable device. You'll be coming with me this time."
*The ship detects the transport used by Lok and closes in on its location, entering the hanger and landing besides it. A ramp lowers, and two Cereans leave the ship, a male and female. The male is wearing standard issue light armour, and the female is toying with what seems to be a heavily customized datapad. The male walks up to Lok and kneels.*
"Tsark Cyrus of the Sith Order, My Lord. We are here to serve."
Hey now, what are you saying? My avatar is great. Look at how cute he/she/it is!
That blue was really ugly.
I'm surprised about how well Disney is doing with Star Wars, film wise at least. I wasn't too hyped for Star Wars Force Awakens but it turned out to be a very enjoyable (if somewhat familiar...) film to watch, and this looks just as cool. Now lets see if they can inject a tad more originality into the films :P
Things were kinda getting hard to juggle, I was a very busy bee and things just got stressful. But now there is little stress to be had, and I'm in a fairly stable position everything considered.
I'd be up for rejoining if you would have me back, though there will be (unsurprisingly xD) periods in which I become inactive again mainly because of areas I am visiting not having internet connection. I will make sure to inform you guys this time though :P
Man, it has been so long since I've been here. I've spent the last few hours reading RP events and conversations we used to have. I'd never imagined you guys would still be here.
Just wanted to say that I'm sorry for leaving for so long without a word, and that I often think of the fun we used to have here :P I'm an idiot and very silly, but I just wanted to thank you all for fun times :)
So many memories :O
Yeah, sorry about that.
I will be absent from Tuesday to Friday of next week (completely) and the week after that will be as busy as I am now (may have time for some replies).
After that, however, it shall be pretty fine and should return back to normal.
"Good. As soon as we've put enough distance between us and the Mandalorians, return to base. Is the cargo secure?"
"The samples are all secure. We encountered no problems."
*Meanwhile, back at the Witch's base, another Mandalorian fell under T'soni's blows, incapacitated. He charged at another Mandalorian, who's back was faced to him. The Mandalorian turned, only to find himself thrown to the side by a powerful sweep of T'soni's axe.*
*The Barbarian's lines were thinning. The mounted Nightsisters charged into the enemy ranks, but still caused some damage to their allies due to the close proximity of the fighting. The archers in the rear fell, and a portion of the Warriors were sent to the rear, to hold off the Mandalorian flamethrowers, though most were burnt before they could reach them.*
*The Barbarians were crumbling under the combined assault, but fought on still with even more ferocity. They seemed battle crazed, blood thirsty, as if they were enjoying the death around them...*
"Sir, the Mandalorians are performing sweeps over the nearby forests."
"They obviously are unfamiliar with how a large forest works. Thermal scans will pick nothing up because of the wildlife. The trees hide an enemy force from visuals, and any competent commander would hide his presence from conventional scanning methods. What do they expect to gain from this?"
*Tihr sighed. A thought crossed his mind.*
"Have they detected us?"
*The pilot hesitated before replying.*
"No Mandalorian units are set on an intercept path with our convoy. If they have spotted us, they are ignoring us."
*Tihr nodded. He doubted the Odacons would be detected, but who knew with the Mandalorians? A resourceful people, albeit predictable. He walked back into the command room of the Sith Infiltrator. Captain Karis, Brown and 4 Clone Sergeants were waiting. Karis spoke up.*
"The last reports are coming through. The tr-, euh, Lessers, are holding out but we are detecting numerous Mandalorian units inbound. They'll shortly be surrounded and killed."
*Tihr nodded. Brown pressed a few buttons on the command table, and a holographic image of what seemed to be a settlement appeared.*
"Our contacts in the Nightsister clan have promised us that they'll convince the other clans that the Lessers came from deep within Dathomir. As you requested, a few thousand of them have set up a settlement deep in the forests in an isolated location. The Witches will find this settlement, slaughter the Lessers present out of vengeance and dismiss the entire affair. The Mandalorians may be more suspicious, but we have left nothing behind."
*Tihr turned his head as he walked up to his Sith Infiltrator. He could hear some explosions in the distance, and sometimes some flashes, though he was too far away to hear anything else. He watched as a squad of Clones made a final sweep of the base, making sure nothing had been left behind, and entered their transport. The transports took off, their stealth systems active. He entered the Infiltrator, the door closing behind him as it too took off, and the small group of ships flew up into space.*
*Meanwhile, T'Soni brought his large Battleaxe down on a Mandalorian Warrior, piercing the Warrior's armor and instantly killing him. He let out another war cry and charged at another Mandalorian. Nearly a quarter of their force had been wiped out as they charged in, but now they were among the enemy, in a full on melee, the enemy were reluctant to fire. The Mandalorian Warriors, while far more skilled than the barbarians they faced, were buckling under the sheer savagery and numbers they faced. They didn't seem to care much for fear, injury or even death, happily slashing away and ignoring their casualties.*
*The enemy archers soon found themselves under attack themselves. The barbarian archers in the rear changed targets and fired their own arrows at them. Some took their swords and quickly climbed up the trees, and killing the enemy archers in melee.*
*The Rancors charged but because the barbarians had charged into Mandalorian ranks, both sides suffered casualties from the huge beasts. While the Mandalorians suffered less casualties, a Rancor charging into battle would crush anyone in his way. Some barbarians tried to climb up onto the Rancor, though with no real success.*
*As the battle raged on, another quarter of the barbarian's force was killed. Still, though, they outnumbered the enemy, but the Mandalorian's skill in battle evened out the odds.*
Much better version of what I tried to do awhile back xD.
"T'soni, the prey has spotted us."
*T'soni, the Warlord, turned. He raised his hand, a large battleaxe gripped in it, and roared out. Almost immediately, hundreds upon hundreds of arrows shot out from the forest and smashed into the enemy positions.*
*The arrows were tipped with explosive devices, and it seemed as if the entire world just exploded around the Witches and Mandalorians. Much of the base, due to its wooden nature, started to burn. Some arrows were aimed at the Canderous Tanks, dealing minor damage to the vehicles. Some arrows, tipped with poison instead, were aimed at the enemy soldiers, the arrows designed to pierce heavy armor, thus some managed to kill a few Mandalorian soldiers outright, others only damaged their armor.*
*As this was happening, the Warriors all charged into the enemy base. They brandished swords, axes, spears, anything that could kill in melee. They all looked very strong and very brutal, but also savage. The outer perimeter was quickly overrun, the large amount of charging warriors just too much. Anyone caught in the incoming wave was slaughtered.*
*Meanwhile, the last of the cargo was being loaded up. Tihr walked over to Brown.*
"Make sure no trace of our presence is left here. The Lessers can hopefully be put down to a long lost tribe appearing again, or something similar. The Mandalorians have a sizable force in orbit, but the Odacons should be able to slip past them. Send a transmission on the secure channel to Lord Nil. Inform him that we have what we came for and are leaving while we still can."
*Brown nodded and walked to the nearest transport. Tihr heard the explosions in the distance. The Lessers, it seemed, had encountered the Mandalorians. They might be able to overrun their position through sheer numbers, or they may all be slaughtered. Either way, he didn't care. They are serving their purpose.*
Seems alright to me.
*Karis sighed, cleaning his blaster as he chatted with the men. Brown and Tihr had left a few moments ago, and they had orders to hold position. A few minutes passed, and finally they arrived back at camp.*
*The camp itself wasn't big, a few ships, shelters and some barricades with defensive turrets. Tihr walked directly over to Karis, telling him to organize them men. They formed five lines of ten men, with Karis at the front. Tihr stood opposite, beside him was Brown.*
"The Witches have called forth the Mandalorians. They disrupted our operations on Onderon, they shall not do so here. We need the specimens alive. I've sent out the remaining Lessers to destroy this so called "Alliance" the Witches have put in place. The Mandalorians will probably Rendez-vous with the Witches at their alliance base too.
While they are fighting, we must smuggle the cargo off-world. Nearly two months we've been here, in this god-forsaken jungle, but it shall all be worth it. Tell the pilots to activate the stealth systems and start up the engines. Load of the rest up the cargo, we're leaving."
*The men did just that. Odacon Stealth Transports were present on the planet, and the Clone Soldiers took many containers and boxes and placed them onto the transports. Droid workers took the larger containers, some of them massive, and also placed them inside.*
*Meanwhile, the Sith forces sent to the Witch's base had arrived. The base itself had been surrounded, nearly 5,000 of them lay in wait just outside their perimeter. Sensing them would be futile, as the dark energies present on the planet masked them, due to their own taint. Their Warlord observed the Mandalorian's arrival.*
*Captain Karis tried to hold back a laugh as Tihr repeated his orders for the 4th time in a few minutes to the leader of the group he was leadin. He looked over at Brown who was sat down on a rock, some sort of techy device in his hands kept on beeping violently at him, and he started swearing violently at it. The two went on until Brown had had enough, and he walked over to Karis.*
"He still explaining what he wants done?"
"They may look tough, but by the Force they're thick. Wouldn't want to be charged by one of 'em, though."
*Tihr finally walked away, his face painted with annoyance. 50 Clone Soldiers were present, but the rest of his force was composed of savage, vicious looking men and women, armed with swords, pikes, spears, axes and some even with bow and arrows. The man he had been talking to turned. He was a giant, nearly 2m50 in height and his voice boomed as he bellowed out the orders, his voice strong and loud. Tihr sighed as the man pronounced the words badly, or stuttered and hesitated as he tried to remember what he had to say. Tihr waved them away, and they nearly instantly vanished into the forests of Dathomir. Tihr sat down on a nearby rock, and sighed.*
"They are starting to really push my limits..."
*Around 40% of the Imperial AT-ATs fall to enemy fire, though they still continue firing. The downed AT-ATs serve as cover for the infantry as they lay down fire on the charging enemy.*
*Major Karl and Commissar Yarik are stationed in the command AT-AT, located more to the rear of the main group, and with more advanced shielding and hull, at the cost of reduced firepower.*
"The assault goes well, Major. The enemy seem intent on throwing away their lives by charging into our line of fire! How such bravery befalls them is beyond me..."
"The battle isn't won yet, Commissar. We still have Federation forces on our rear. Luckily we kept a portion of the Hawks in reserve, that should slow them down and possibly even halt their advance. The Spec Ops have completed their main objective, we now have the position of the enemy's second line of defense. Artillery is commencing their attack. We sent a portion of our infantry equipped with the big guns to halt the Federation's advance on our rear. Hopefully our reinforcements will get here in time, a flanking attack on our line will destroy us."
OOC: I stated in a previous comment only 50 Hawks, out of 75, were being used. IDTs suffered heavy casualties but some still survived.
*25 Hawks that had been kept from the main battle, as well as the remaining IDTs, swoop in on the enemy position. The Hawks target the incoming Juggernaughts, launching their missiles into the large wheels, immobilizing most if not all of them. The IDTs use their laser cannons to destroy the AT-AEs and TX-130s. Soldiers stationed on the IDT's repeating blasters fire at any enemy infantry, laying down a hail of fire as they swoop by. *
*The incoming Clone Troopers use their heavy weapons to fire at the incoming AT-AEs, using their missiles to target the legs, the momentum of the projectiles enough to probably make them stumble and fall over. The AW-Ss and AW-Rs target the enemy battle droids, firing hails of blaster fire into the sky at them. 2-3 AT-AAs redirect their fire to the droids as well, using their large flak cannons to destroy handfuls with each shot.*
*The mines and bombs are placed between the rear of the Imperial's main force and the Imperial's rearguard, anything that tries to get through on land will face a quickly made, but still deadly, minefield.*
*The Spec Ops hold their position, digging in and detonating any explosives they had placed. A flare is launched into the air, parallel to the Federation's second defensive line. The AW-IAs redirect their fire to the general area of the secondary line, softening it up.*
*The main Imperial Force still holds position. As the enemy charge, the Scorpeneks and Infantry lay down fire on the incoming infantry and droids. Whilst their bravery is admirable, charging directly into an Imperial battle line is not without cost, and many fall to the hail of Imperial blaster fire.*
*The TXs change targets, firing on the AT-AEs, using the same tactic as against the enemy TXs.*
*The AT-ATs continue to fire on the enemy T4s, giving them no time to recover as they assist in the enemy charge*
OOC: I'm guessing you won't divert that many troops to find the Spec Ops, as that would weaken your own position. Of course, if you do that's fine, but I can't make a truly accurate move with you just saying "any and all soldiers", is that your reserves? Or what? 60 Spec Ops would need at least a hundred or so troops to deal with, even them it would be risky. *shrugs*
Jolee, your moves aren't really that clear to me. Are you bypassing my rearguard completely? Or just sending loads of troops against it? I would like to remind you you have Furere on your tail, I would of expected you to deal with him first otherwise you're pretty much dead, caught between me an him. Then again, maybe you should focus on me xD.
*The TXs concentrate on the enemy TXs, forming into their assigned groups of two or three and concentrating fire on individual enemy TXs, allowing them to destroy the tanks quickly and efficiently. The few command tanks are sat in the rear of the Imperial line, and coordinate these attacks.*
*20% of the Clone Troopers, as well as all the AS-Ss and half of the AW-Rs form a small rearguard, reinforcing the 20 TXs. Most of the Clone Troopers had heavy weapons, such as missile launchers, and engineers placed mines on the ground as they joined the rearguard. AA fires at the incoming fighters, downing some and shooting flak at the rest.*
*The men in the mountains manage to take out a few droids, but the sudden attack surprised them, and they all fell to the enemy fire.*
*The Spec Ops troops placed mines and detonation packs as they retreated into the city, killing any patrols in their way. Resistance was minimal, as most of the enemy were fighting in the main battle, so any enemy patrol that encountered them was dispatched easily. They noticed the men get killed in the mountains, realizing the Federation had deployed their battle droids. The techies prepared the few EMP grenades they had, and they cautiously moved on, sniping any enemy snipers they saw on the rooftops.*
OOC: Jolee, not sure if your move was against the Imperial ships attacking your AA/dropping off troops but if so you can't because that happened a few turns ago. You forgot about your fighters, your loss, but you can't bring them in now to attack our descending ships since they have already landed. You should of made that move earlier.
Also: "The Fed's move back out of range of Imperial artillery."
This is you falling back. No mention of any real rearguard was mentioned, and most of my forces that weren't making their way to the main battle attacked you as you fell back. Falling back leaves you vulnerable, especially with no definitive rearguard or formation (you mentioned none) thus you would take quite a few casualties on the forces nearest our army (your rear). We can bring the GMs into this if you want, though I don't see how it can be understood any other way (you can hardly get out of range of my arty by charging my line...).
HH: You said ECM made it hard for missiles to hit, not impossible. In your move, you made it sound as if it made it impossible for missiles to hit them. Make your mind up >.<.
IC: *The Imperial main battle line halts. The enemy seemed to have stopped, so instead they concentrated on obliterating them before they could charge. The AT-ATs continue their attack on the enemy T4s, and many of the weakened one's attacked by the earlier assault fell very easily.*
*The Imperial Clone Troopers continue firing, the smoke finally just about clear allowing them to more accurately fire their weapons. The Scorpeneks aid them, laying down heavy fire on the enemy troopers in an attempt to destroy any cover they are hiding behind and ultimately to destroy them.*
Sorry guys, lots of work going on in school. Last month here so its pretty much work work work xD.
Next two weeks will see a drop in RP activity. I know this is pretty bad timing, as I'm involved in a few events right now. I'll try my best to respond if I can, though most of my free time is spent either studying or gaming lol.
Dammit, can't the holidays arrive sooner? >.<
I would love to, I honestly would.
But that would be sooooooooooooo boring xD.
I believe I mentioned the Jedi Council knows, or at least suspects, the Sith Order is still hiding somewhere, but the Federation are more inclined to not believe.
Actually, I believe you arrived after the Sith were exiled, thus even you would not realize they still exist.
Some may suspect, but due to everything that is happening most would disregard their suspicions and focus on the current threats.
You make me want to make my own article like this for the Empire.
Plus, the Federation and Jedi Order don't really know the Sith Order still exists. Most in the Galaxy believed they were wiped out long ago, though I understand why you are putting this here (less work later).
Even most in the Empire don't realize the Sith still exist. Plus with all that is going on, most people would quickly forget about them.
P.S.: Yay! Fai! xD.