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Anakin
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posted June 16, 2001 02:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Anakin   Click Here to Email Anakin        Reply w/Quote
~Briefing Room in Training Simulator~

“Have a seat gentlemen we are about to start,” Anakin said as he threw data cards at each troop. “In this mission, a great friend of mine will be our main target. He is a Moff that once served the Glorious Old Empire before it was destroyed. He has been taken prisoner by troops of the New Imperium, and must be freed for if his life is taken many lives will follow.”

“Fortunately for us, he is locked up in the detentionary of a Marauder Corvette that is on its way to NI headquarters. Obviously he must be taken back before the ship reaches the headquarters, so the element of time is to our disadvantage. You must be quick on this one.”

“Although the size of the ship is relatively small, it's well guarded I can assure you that. The NI will do whatever they can to make sure that he arrives at the headquarters safely, so you'll have to be quick……Good luck”

Raiders Squad saluted and turned on their data cards…it read:

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Your Mission: Board the Marauder Corvette and rescue the Imperial Moff from the detentionary before the ship reaches headquarters.

Your Equipment:

- Standard Stormtrooper gear
- NI Security Clearance Card
- Slicertool
- 2 plasma cutters
- 3 gas grenades
- 1 cam bot

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posted June 17, 2001 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Anakin   Click Here to Email Anakin        Reply w/Quote

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Raziel looked down at the card and reflected on his orders and thought about the possible outcomes of this mission.
The first thing he wondered about was how the hell they were going to get onto the corvette in the first place? Well it would probably already be sorted, or it wouldn't be his decision anyway. All he had to do was follow orders, although if it involved some of those troop-carrying torpedos more fanatic groups of soldiers had been rumoured to use he was not looking forward to it J

Onboard the corvette we would probably have to get in and out quickly and avoid too much trouble at first. Sneaking around in a confined space was what he was used to, he smiled, and he had spent many years doing that. However if they were discovered it would probably degenerated into a close-up slog fests down tight corridors, he didn’t know the full fighting compliment of a Marauder Corvette, but with such an obviously highly regarded and important prisoner it would probably be more than a token force. The raiders would probably be hard pressed to get out safely in this happened and Raziel was not to sure how well he would hold his own in that situation, although he was certain he would be ok if melee broke out he would rack up a good few kills with knives.

Raziel picked up a Gas grenade and added it to his gear; he was as good a through with grenades just as much as he was with knives. He looked around at his squad members and suddenly felt a complete certainty that they would complete this mission. He had seen Cosmic and Snake fight inhumanly in the heat of battle and he also suddenly realised that he would trust any of the people in this squad with his life. Trust was an unknown to him. He had grown up in one of the darkest cities he knew of where the only things he trusted were his sidearm, knives and thieving equipment.

Realising he had become slightly detached from the group in his own thoughts he looked up. He could leave his contemplations for later, right now he had weapons to prime, knives to sharpen to that near-monomolecular edge he liked to hone them too and he was also charged with completely memorising the layout of the whole Corvette. He awaited what Cos had to say about all this.


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posted June 17, 2001 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Anakin   Click Here to Email Anakin        Reply w/Quote
Cosmic

----Squad 3: Raiders----

Sergeant Major Cosmic grouped his squad after the briefing.

"Ok troops, here we are. In the competition that will eventually result in the next Elite Status Squad. As Colonel Anakin has said, we don't have much time to catch this corvette. That ship is heavily defended as said before. I plan to take a small, fast ship to the corvette. The small ship will be equiped with an Ion Cannon. Tell the engineers to attach it to the smallest, fastest ship ASAP. We don't have much time troops. I know this job can be fast, I want this done in fifteen minutes! MOVE!"

The squad ran towards the engineers.

----Exactly 15 minutes later...----

"Sir, the ship is ready and the Ion Cannon is attached. We are ready for departure."

"Excellent. All troops, get into the ship now! We are taking off!"

The squad ran towards the ship. One at a time they crawled through the hatch. The air was a little humid but that could change. Cosmic started up the engine. The engine whined to life.

"I want a go/no go for take off." Said Cosmic.

"Engines."

"Go."

"Weapons Systems."

"Go."

"Ion Cannon."

"Go."

"Guidence Systems."

"Go."

"Menouvering Systems."

"Go."

"Great. We are go for take off."

Cosmic pressed the button that started the thrusters. The craft slowly ascended into the sky.

"Typing in coordinates of enemy Corvette now.....Coordinates set. Ok squad, I've set the ship on auto pilot for just a second, I wanted to talk to you guys. I know that we have all of our weapons in here that we need. Remember, here's the plan." Cosmic paused before beginning.

"As soon as the corvette is in sensor range, we will fire a burst of speed. Raziel, you will aim the Ion Cannon at the corvette. The ion cannon will disable the corvettes weapons for a small amount of time. As soon as we do that, we will go side-by-side with the ship. We will evacuate this vessel and bring out our "cutters". We will also bring an extra Stormtrooper Uniform for the Moff. We will brake into the corvette by making a small hole in it's outer shell. The air will undoubtably be sucked out quickly. I want a quick search for the Moff himself. When you find him, let him put on the Stormtrooper uniform. Kill anyone and anything that gets in the way. As soon as he's ready, we will take the bridge and guide the ship back to VE base. It may sound easy but it's not. This is going to take skill, people. Now, get your gear ready and uniforms intact."


The troops nodded and began a quick check on their supplies, making sure that nothing would go wrong...


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posted June 17, 2001 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Raziel   Click Here to Email Raziel        Reply w/Quote
Raziel went about checking his equipment, but couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong, if they knew we were coming they could put up a huge resistance to an attack.
"Sir, I just feel I have to ask a few things before we go." Raziel said
"Go ahead" Cos replied
"I’m just wandering about our way in, it’s just that they hold all of the advantages, we may be stormtroopers but they hold all of the advantages. They can kill the hostage at will; they have control of the ships systems and a hefty defence force to boot. Are you sure that going in guns blazing will work out so well, speed and surprise will work so why not give us more surprise, hell we may as well make this as easy as possible. This is just a suggestion but if we can divert the attention away from us as we go in we could surprise them more. As I said this is just a suggestion, but if I aim the ion cannon at their sensor arrays and we use the slicing tool on the ships computer when we get in, they may not realise that we are actually in until it is too late. Only a minor change in the plan, but it may make difference, what do you think sir?”
"Hey what if we try a distaction of some kind to keep em, you know, looking in the other direction giving us more time?" Montys added


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[This message has been edited by Raziel (edited June 17, 2001).]

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posted June 17, 2001 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cosmic   Click Here to Email Cosmic        Reply w/Quote
------RAIDERS------

Cosmic paused before speaking.

"Raz, the enemy does NOT have all the advantages. This ship has extra long sensors, we see them on radar but they don't see us yet. We have the advantage of surprise...and...we have an ION CANNON. The cannon will not just disable weapons but it will disable the WHOLE ship for a limited amount of time. After we brake into the hull with the two plasma cutters, the oxygen will be sucked out. That gives us another advantage. These people won't likely be wearing any space-protected armor like us. They won't be able to go into rooms without oxygen."

Cosmic paused once again.

"Another thing. These guys are from the New Imperium. They are trying to make odds go their way by abducting a Moff. They wouldn't just shoot all their efforts. They would use him as a hostage first. Do all they can to keep him alive so that they can bring him to the NI base. That's another of our advantages. Tight Security will be there, but the most security will be where the Moff is held. The ships' corridors shouldn't be too well guarded."

Cosmic checked out the sensor radar.

"Were coming about. Raz......on my mark, blow the full speed....3.......2......1.......MARK! FIRE!"

Raz quickly pressed the engine egnition.

The ship went incredibly fast through space. The NI Corvette was getting bigger by the second. Cosmic was steering the ship into place. Epic was getting the extra Stormtrooper Uniform prepared and Montys1 was checking out to see if there were any escorts.

"Ok, were side-by-side! get the cutters and let's move!" Yelled Cosmic through the comlink in his helmet.

The squad quickly evacuated the ship...the floated outside of the tiny ship and landed onto limited-time crippled Corvette.

"The engines are out too. The cannon bought us ten minutes." Yelled Cosmic.

Kyp had one plasma cutter was was starting to cut through the hull. Raz had the other. Cosmic had his Stormtrooper Rifle read to destroy anything that moved.

2 minutes later, Kyp and Raz were finished. There was a hole, 3 feet in diameter. The troops crawled in. They felt the pull of oxygen leaving the ship and entering space.

"Let's go! We have to do a little jog. We can't just walk...stay covered though! Don't do anything stupid!" Said Cosmic. Cosmic opened his pocket and pulled out his NI Security passes.

The squad saw this and did the same.

"Ok guys, follow me." Said Cosmic...and they walked down their first corridor to the Moff.

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posted June 17, 2001 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for g5   Click Here to Email g5        Reply w/Quote
"Cos, one small problem with your plan. we open the door to the moff, vacumm outside the cell, 1 atmosphere of pressure inside. he goes flying out and asphixiates faster than you can say **** . Now Raz if you don't mind please throw me the cutter. i'm gonna close that hole and then i have some tricks that i can do with this thing, ya know? i was a pirate once. Oh, one more thing cos. Just remembered stormie suits are temporary protection against a vacuum."

Raz tossed Snake the plasma cutter as he went out to find the plate that had been cut out. He managed to get behind the huge chunk of metal and return it to it's resting place by controled bursts from the plasma cutter. swinging back inside the ship as the piece settled down. Kyp and Snake got to replacing it with the plasma cutters radiated heat and some well placed laser blasts. Needless to say it would stand a mouse droid bumping it but it did stop the air flow.

"Now Cos, if you dom't mind i'll take rear guard and you can take point. now let's move out boys."

Raziel inquired into what kind of tricks could be done with a cutter and snake just said that he had been a pirate once and knew some tricks. "watch and learn, bro." With that Raz tokk up his position and Snake got into a rear guard state of mind. "no room for mistakes, we need perfection guys" came across the intercom from Cosmic.
"You heard him guys, now let's get to it."

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posted June 17, 2001 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cosmic   Click Here to Email Cosmic        Reply w/Quote
---------RAIDERS---------

Cosmic had his stormtrooper rifle out, ready for anything. He then felt the one gas granade in it's hilt. Three people had gas granades: Cosmic, Snake, and Raz. They were distributed out between the three troops.

Cosmic heard footsteps. He gave the signal to halt. He motioned for the squad to get in a

^

shape, except that it was like this: Standing, kneeling, standing, kneeling. With this tactic, you could fire anything in front of you, top and bottom, and for a few seconds, probably confuse the enemy.

Cosmic starting "counting" with his fingers...1.....2......3......"FIRE!"
Cosmic and the squad jumped out in formation and fired. There were six guards in that corridor. They were standing in front of a air-sealed door.

Cosmic quickly ran towards the door as soon as the last man was killed. He took out his security pass and slid it through the card-slide.

"We have to move more quickly. I suspect we have about 7 minutes before the ships systems get back online. If we are going to do this speedily, I suggest we split up into groups. We can't afford to let this ship signal NI base. Then we'd be in real trouble."

Cosmic thought for about 5 seconds.

"Ok, here's the groups: me and snake, Raz and Kyp, and Epic and Montys. Snake and I are group one, Raz and Kyp, group two, and Epic and Montys, group three. Since there are three groups, each group will have 1 gas granade," said Cosmic, giving group three his granade.

"Ok, Snake and I will go ahead and get the Moff ready. Group two, I want you guys to find your way into the communications room. Knock out any communications systems that they have. Group three, I want you two guys to take control of the bridge. There shouldn't be too many guards in there. Mostly coordinators, a captain, commander, and any other officers. We'll keep in contact by our comlinks. Let's do this quickly people. MOVE."

Cosmic and Snake went through the door while the two other groups splitted up at a different corridor.

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posted June 18, 2001 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for g5   Click Here to Email g5        Reply w/Quote
Cos, i want point man, cover my six. Snake stood to the side of the door as he keyyed it open. As soon as there was a big enough gap to slide under he hit the deck and stayed prone while he searched the hall for Tangos."Clear". Just then the door got to point that Cos could pass through. Snake thanked his lucky stars that he was still slim. "ok, cos, next door you hit the switch, i'll go under and then you pop in and help clear it, ok?"
"That should work. I hear troops on patrol, let's got them while their back is turned."

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posted June 18, 2001 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cosmic   Click Here to Email Cosmic        Reply w/Quote
Cosmic nodded as Snake said his last two words.
"Ok, I hear them. Hey, I see a shadow, they're around that corner," said Cosmic pointing. Snake nodded and joined up with Cosmic on the other side of the door.
"When I say so, we'll fire. I'll kneel why'll you stand. Make sure you use the wall as cover."
Snake nodded and they both quietly walked to the lighted corridor.
Cosmic slowly whipsered to Snake: "One....two...three...GO!"
Cosmic did a little summersault and rolled into the line of fire at the enemy, but soon realized he was rolling in stormtrooper armor and couldn't get up. Snake fired shots at the enemy hitting a good number of them.

However, when the squad turned the corner, the unexpected happened. They quickly found out that they were severly out numbered by 5 to 1. Cosmic got back up on his feet and they quickly took a few more shots hitting a few when snake turned and went behind the wall, soon after Cosmic followed.

"This is not good" Cos said to Snake. Soon after they could here the 2 squads of soldiers marching down the hall after them. Cosmic and Snake quickly ran down the hall to the nearest door, opened it and ran into the room, and closed the door. However what they didn't realize was this was is one of the lower levels of the cell bay. They were trapped with no where to go but out the way they came......

***This post has been edited***


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[This message has been edited by Anakin (edited June 18, 2001).]

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posted June 18, 2001 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for g5   Click Here to Email g5        Reply w/Quote
"Cos, i have a plan. On 3 hit the switch to open the door. i'll roll the grenade out. As soon as it goes off we run out and take as many of them down as possible. As soon as the smoke clears and they start shooting back retreat and close the door. 1...2...3!" Snake pulled thepin and rolled the grenade under the doorwith about 1 cm to spare. after waiting about 3 seconds they heard the tell-tale "phish" of the grenade going off and they rushed in.

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posted June 19, 2001 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Raziel   Click Here to Email Raziel        Reply w/Quote
Raziel slipped through the next door that he had hotwired, not making a sound. He had done this kind of thing before. It was a shame that Cos had the clearance card, but Raz was used to hotwiring doors and sneaking about, after all breaking into tight security buildings had been part of his first profession.

Kyp was just behind him to the side, his rifle raised, ready to fire so Raziel could concentrate on finding the way and listening for guards. Kyp's footsteps sounded incredibly loud to his sensitive ears, but Raz knew that speed was the key and that should it come to a firefight Kyp was a much better shot than him.

Raziel subconsciously fingered the blackened throwing knives held in a brace at his belt. Relics of his past, the blackened surfaces were a stupid gesture when compared to his bright white armour, but they came in handy now an again. He had rejected the offer of replacement vibro-knives because of the noise they made, Raziel preferred to rely on accuracy to make the kill.

They kept jogging along down corridors, Raz had the ships plans memorized fully and they carried on moving up into the back of the ship where the communications were housed. They had no charges so they would have to rely on blasting the equipment, Raz didn’t know much about communications systems only how to tap into them, he hoped Kyp did.

A slight sound alerted Raziel’s keen senses and he held out his arm. Kyp stopped and cocked his head, now also hearing the sound. It was the faint sound of footsteps. Booted feet probably those of a guard, heavy breathing also indicated he had been in a hurry. After a quick scan of the surroundings Raziel removed a long slender combat knife from his back, he had a pair of them, just as old as the throwing knives and also blackened to hide the give away glint of metal. He waved Kyp back indicating him to lower his rifle; it would be best not to attract unwanted attention.
The guard was running along a corridor at a right angle to the one they were in so the corridors met at an X junction. As the guard passed by Raziel slipped out quickly, grasped the man by the throat and thrust the knife deep up into the mans chest cavity. The man was unable to shout as his right lung was pierced. The serrated edge of Raziel’s knife scraped against his breastbone as it pierced his heart. However, too late did Raziel hear the footsteps of other guards, who had obviously been following the man he now held in his grasp.

Two things saved Raz’s life now; one was that the limp corpse in his arms absorbed a lot of the incoming hail of blaster shots and the other was the close proximity of Kyp who had not been distracted and had noticed the other soldiers. Still Raziel took a heavy hit on his left arm, and two others, which merely glanced his armour and caused only mild injury. Whilst Raziel got himself back to his feet Kyp laid down an effective barrage if cover fire which soon lead the troop of guards to realise how little cover they had. The two raiders took this opportunity to flee the scene of the skirmish and hide within a small high security chamber.

Raziel assessed his injury and tested the arm; the flow of blood had now stopped, partly thanks to the burning of the flesh. He found the arm, when tested was less than effective but would still support a rifle. Listening to the comms Raziel realised the other groups weren’t have so much luck either. They had spread out too much, even when they were outnumbered and were now suffering. Raziel noted that the guards HAD responded effectively to the threat and were not simply going to wait for the stormtroopers to come to them. Grimacing against the pain Raziel assured Kyp he was fine and that they should push on. Then Raziel noted the vents above them, he recalled that one main ventilation shaft ran the whole, length of the ship and ended at the engine rooms, above which was the communications centre was and it was the only vent big enough for people to go through. A fair few guards new where they were now so they would need some alternative.

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posted June 19, 2001 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cosmic   Click Here to Email Cosmic        Reply w/Quote
(oh Raz, I'm not the only one with the sec. card. We all have one )

-------RAIDERS-------

Cosmic sniffed once...twice...then turned to Snake.
"Ok, well, the gas granade should be doing it's due right now. Some of the enemy troops should out. We'd better hurry. The ships' engines will be active within 3 minutes. We have to go back the way we came...God darn it! Wait....the vents! We have to get in through there...Look! I see one! It's right on top of us!" Said Cosmic, pointing up towards the ceiling.

"Snake, I'll give you a boost, as soon as you get up there, you pull me up. Here, get on my shoulders." Said Cosmic, kneeling down.

Snake put one foot on Cosmic's shoulder, then the other. Cosmic slowly rised up.
Snake stared at the vent, figuring out how to open it. Suddenly, he noticed the to little switches on either side of the vent. Snake twisted them off and slowly lowered the vent door to Cosmic.

Cosmic grabbed Snake's feet with his hands, slowly pushing him upwards. The muscles in his arms were pressing against the armor on his arm.
Snake pulled himself up to the vent...as soon as his legs were up, he dropped his arms toward Cosmic. Cosmic did a little jump and cought Snake's arms. Snake pulled him up as quickly as he could.

Cosmic was halfway up when suddenly he heard voices:
"What the heck? *cough cough* Poison gas! Get a squad in here now!" Yelled what sounded like an enemy CO.

Cosmic quickly brought his legs up and motioned Snake to go forward. Cosmic quickly glanced at the vent door on the ground.

They'd know were up in the vent...

"Snake, we have to move!" Whispered Cosmic. The vent door is on the ground! They'll find out were here in no time!" Snake nodded and quickly crawled faster. Cosmic followed, trying to make as little noise as possible.
Cosmic suddenly thought of the other groups.
Cosmic opened his comlink:

"Cosmic to group two. You guys ok?"

Group 2 - Raziel and Kyp

"Yes sir, we read you." Said Raziel. "Look, I took a blow to the arm. I'm ok though. Kyp's doing fine. Were hiding from the enemy at the moment. They got a lot of peeps down here with guns lookin' for us."

Group 1 - Cosmic and Snake

"Hang in there Raz. Listen, we've also been busy with enemy troops. Were in a vent now, heading for the upper level, towards the Detentionary."

Group 2 - Raziel and Kyp

"We'll figure something out fast. We have to go. Group two out."

Group 1 - Cosmic and Snake

Cosmic terminated his comlink.
"We've got to get to the upper level now, Snake. Times running out!"

Cosmic and Snake quickly moved towards the upper level. Twists and turns complicated their navigation. . . .

Cosmic opened a vent door and they both crawled out. Cosmic saw another wall-computer and turned it on.
He saw Snake walking towards him.
Cosmic grabbed the small CamBot from his belt and quickly aimed it towards the screen. He then accessed the map.

"This is so we don't have to look at one of these all the time." Said Cosmic.
Cosmic accessed the map and noted where they were...he then noted where they had to go to get to the Detentionary.
Cosmic had recorded the map onto the CamBot and motioned Snake to "move out"...

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posted June 20, 2001 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Raziel   Click Here to Email Raziel        Reply w/Quote
(Erm thx for stealing my idea on the vents and contradicting me Cos if you'd asked before hand then I could have edited it)

Raziel covered Kyp as he made his way to the next door; Kyp slid the card through the reader whilst Raz kept his rifle levelled at the door. This was the fifth time they had gone through this procedure on their way to the comms centre and had so far managed to avoid the soldiers sweeping the area for them.
"You sure you know where we're going?" inquired Kyp.
"Oh of course, trust me," smiled Raz back.
While the other had been readying equipment Raziel had been memorizing the ships maps and documents. He had always had a good memory for such things.

"Here’s the one," said Raziel, indicating the turn in the corridor ahead of them. Suddenly Raziel thought about the ship, the guards had been out searching for them some of them could have quite easily found the ship.
Anyway he had other things to worry about now.
Raziel briefly looked around the corner, removing his helmet for a short period to allow him a better look whilst giving less chance of being spotted. There were two guards at the door, which had to be expected really seeing as they were under attack and really needed the comms for when they got power back.

Still it would probably be best not to alert anyone that they were here. Raziel stepped boldly out into the corridor and threw two knives. Both guards hit the floor clutching their throats.
However when Kyp began to go into the comms room whilst Raz checked the bodies and retrieved his knives Kyp pulled back sharply.
"Crap, there's five of them in there, heavily armed!" he whispered
"Five, they must have predicted this."
Raziel peered around the door and noted that the guards were standing still and not looking too sharp.
"Do you think you could remember where those men are?" he asked
"What? erm I think so" Kyp replied
"Well do it"
Kyp looked around the corner for a few seconds before pulling his head back.
“Right you take the three on the left,” Raziel instructed.
“Hey why do I get three??” Kyp demanded.
“Cos you're the better shot” Raziel replied, he smiled and nodded towards the door.
“Right on three, I throw the gas grenade in and hit the lights, the helmets should filter the gas but it might be a good idea to hold your breath, one, two, go”
Raziel pulled the pin on the gas grenade and threw it hard to the other side of the room causing the occupants of the room to glance momentarily away from the door. The Grenade was very well modern and gas filled most of the room in less than a second, in this time Raziel and Kyp had entered the room and taken out the lights, what happened next was chaos. Blaster fire lit up the room and reflected off the gas as both side opened fire. The troopers fire half on their knowledge of the positions of the soldiers and partly on the noises of coughing and spluttering.

After a few seconds it was over, the guards lay dead and the smoke was clearing revealing a handful of choking workers at their stations, the raiders had taken out all five men without seeing a single one of them. Raziel held his gun up towards one of the comms workers and motioned him towards the far wall whilst Kyp searched the bodies and made sure they were dead.
“Hey one of these has a few HE grenades on ‘him” Kyp shouted.
“Really? Toss a few over here then”
After Raziel had checked the crew and locked them in a side room they set about destroying the equipment, Raziel pulled a few of the grenades and messaged Cos before throwing them. “Hey Cosmic you need a hand? We’ve finished up here” Raz asked over the comms.


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[This message has been edited by Raziel (edited June 21, 2001).]

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posted June 20, 2001 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cosmic   Click Here to Email Cosmic        Reply w/Quote
(sorry I didn't know you were going to use the vents Raz. I thought I made that up on my own.)

-------RAIDERS-------

"No Raz, were doing fine. Were on the second level now, just got to get past a few more decks. Listen, I need you to complete my orders and disable their communications systems. We can't afford to get any enemy back-ups. Don't destroy the communications systems, just shut it down until we take control of the ship. We'll call you if we need help. Good luck."

Cosmic turned to Snake.
"As you said, were just a few decks away from the Detentionary...and the Moff. At least that's what the map says."
"Guards?" Asked Cosmic.
"Bundles of 'em. Their guarding the Detentionary like a fortress."
"I'm not surprised. The Moff is a great prize to take. I'm not surprised of high security around those parts. The trouble is: Getting passed them."
Snake nodded.
"We don't have any more gas granades...we have to use something else."
"A distraction?"
"Exactly."
"What kind of distraction?" Asked Snake.
"Well, there are oxygen supply tanks near the Detentionary. If we can blow those tanks, they will probably send at least some of their men to check it out. We'll be waiting for them of course. As soon as they are in visual range, we'll kill them. Take their weapons for our own ammo and take any of the granades that they carry. If were lucky, we'll get a few of 'em."
Snake nodded.
"Sounds like a good plan."
"Hope it works though."
"So, were both going to blow the tanks?"
"No. I'll blow the tanks while you cover me. I've had some experience with supply tanks and I know that if the atmosphere in that room is what I think it is, stale, the chemicals in the air will combine with the escaping oxygen."
"Escaping oxygen?"
"Yes. I will cut a hose from one of the tanks, the air will combine with the 02 and I'll fire a lazer shot right where it's spurting out the most. That'll cause an explosion. Then we wait for our prey."
Snake nodded.
"Great," said Cosmic. "Let's get going.

Snake followed Cosmic towards a corridor.
"Ok, the supply room is just beyond that door. The Detentionary door is a hundred feet down that corridor." Said Cosmic, pointing.
"The supply room shouldn't be locked..no reason why they should lock it." Said Snake.
Cosmic nodded and opened the door to the supply room.
The oxygen tanks were found on their right. Cosmic cut a hose and immediately was met by the loudness of seeping air. Cosmic pictured in his mind the combination of elements.
Cosmic turned to Snake.
"Let's go." Said Cosmic.
Cosmic walked about 30 feet away from the door, Snake was right beside him. Cosmic aimed at the hose....fired.

A huge explosion erupted from the room, creating a huge gap between neighboring walls.
"Ok, wait a sec." Said Cosmic...as planned, the thunder of footsteps followed shortly afterwards.
"These must be the guards that were guarding the Detentionary door." Said Cosmic.
Snake and Cosmic listened for the footsteps to get closer...waiting to strike.....

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"No no Cosmic says to STOP shooting equipment,” shouted Raziel as he rapidly replaced the pins in the grenade
"Damn I was enjoying that,” replied Kyp
"Yeah, yeah I know but apparently we have to hold this place till we have control of the ship, so just shut it down"
"Since when were we taking over the ship? I thought the plan was to get the Moff and run away, very fast"
"Well Epic and Montys were heading for the bridge so I don't know how they're doing, uh oh hold on we've got company coming" Raz held his arm out and listened intently.
"About 20 men coming Kyp, ok there another way out of this place?"
Kyp motioned towards a door at the back of the room that led to the engines.
"Right we'd better take cover then, just make sure you can get to the door!"

At that 5 soldiers burst through the door and opened fire. Raz and Kyp were in enough cover at the time to keep their heads down and return fire. There were about fifteen guards that had come to investigate the noise, but they all had to come through a door and Raziel and Kyp kept shooting the first man that tried to get in. but slowly the guards managed to force their way in, they killed a few more and Raz threw one of the grenades they had recently come into possession of to cover their retreat. They slipped threw the door and descended into the bowels of the ship through various engine rooms, whilst closely followed.
“Sorry Cosmic, but we couldn’t hold the comms room, some guards must have heard us and a couple of squads came to investigate, we’ll try and get back there but at the moment we are being pursued towards the engine rooms. Out.”

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"Ok, guys work your way toward the holding cells. were dealling with our guards and we can help you out. get here fast."
"OK, be right there." Just then a guard got a luchy shot and hit Snake in his right arm. It was cauterized by the blaster bolt but it still hurt.
"Cos, new plan. We get the moff and get out. now i think i'll have some fun with this plasma cutter. hold 'em off for a few more seconds." With that snake went to the far wall and started to cut a chunk just big enough for the armor to fit through out of the bulkhead. "Cos, get through this hole, now. i'll cover for ya" Cos squeezed through while Snake laid down cover fire. The guards started to break through the cover firew right then and rush towards him. He looked back and realized the Cos was all the way through his hole and he could retreat now. He squeased through the hole while taking hits in the legs. His armor held, but just barely.
As soon as he was through he turned and started picking of guards through the hole. By then one had reached it and was diving through. as soon as he landed Snake picked up the corpse and used it as a shield covering most of the hole. "Cos, call epic and get him down here. have him and montys get the moff out."

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---------RAIDERS----------

Cosmic quickly glanced at Snake's wound then went through the hole. He helped Snake get through and then started firing on the guards.

A blaster shoot came about one inch from Cosmic's face. When he opened his eyes, his face had been a little burned. Cosmic fired twice and hit to men. They fell with a thud. Snake fired as well. Cosmic joined in and started firing constantly.

As soon as the enemy men were down, Cosmic turned to Snake.
"We don't have much time," began Cosmic.
"I'm sure the ion cannon will wear off any second now. The enemy will undoubtably destroy our ship, that's why I want to take the bridge. I know our mission is the Moff, but we also have a little "side-plans" as well."
Snake took a deep breath before speaking.
"The enemy knows were onboard right now sir. Don't you think the enemy will be torchering the Moff by now?"
Cosmic sniffed.
"I don't think they are doing that right now. That's why we must move fast. Epic and Montys are attempting the bridge, of course I haven't heard word from them for some time now. I'll give them a "call" as soon as were ok ourselves. Look, the guards are gone, the Detentionary door is, what did I say?"
"One hundred feet that way," said Snake pointing.
Cosmic nodded.
"Yes. We must head that way, enter with our security cards, take out any enemies, and rescue the Moff. We'll then be on our way towards the bridge to join up with Epic and Montys. With our backup, we'll be able to take the bridge faster."
"What about the Moff?"
"He might slow us down a bit since we have to protect him. But it's no problem for the Raiders ( )."
Snake nodded.
"There will undoubtably be a force-field holding the Moff in place."
"We can deactivate it as soon as the guards are down."
"We can also take their weapons for our ammo."
"Exactly."
"Let's get a move on it then," said Snake.
Cosmic got out of the hole, then helped Snake out, not that he really needed it though. It's only a grazed arm.
Cosmic and Snake slowly walked towards the Detentionary door. Cosmic pressed his ear against it.
"I hear the pace of footsteps." Said Cosmic.
"Let's see what we got here," said Snake, digging through the supplies that he has in his holsters.
Suddenly, an idea sparked Cosmic.
"The CamBot!" Whispered Cosmic.
Cosmic took the CamBot out of the little holder and activated it.
"Snake, let's start whispering."
Snake thought that asking questions would lose time, so he went along.
"So," began Cosmic. "Do you think these New Imperium guards will find us?"
"Nope," said Snake. "They won't find us at all, while were behind our cover."
Cosmic smiled.
Cosmic stopped recording.
"What was that for?" Asked Snake.
Cosmic eyed him for a second....suddenly, Snake got it: The recording taken will be placed, hidden, behind some crates in the Detentionary room.
It will be put on maximum sound (still very low) and will attract the guards. Cosmic and Snake will then destroy the guards and any of the remaining guards in the Detentionary.

"From what this map says, if we open this door, there is a room filled with supplies."
"Crates." Said Snake.
Cosmic nodded.
"On the north side of the room is another door, leading to the actual Detentionary."
Snake nodded and quickly got out his security card and opened the door. Cosmic took the camera and hid it behind some crates, he turned up the sound to maximum and quickly joined Snake behind some other crates on the other side of the room.
The voices from the CamBot were heard from the guards...Ten of them ran out with heavy repeater blasters.
Cosmic eyed them closely.
Cosmic gave the signal to fire and Snake nodded.
Blaster shots cought the enemy with surprised and they were taken out easily.
Snake and Cosmic quickly grabbed their weapons and ran towards the door leading to the actual Detentionary. Cosmic and Snake both put back their stormtrooper rifles in their holsters and used the heavy repeater blasters. They opened the door, and were greeted with startled troops.
The troops quickly got up, but then were shot by the repeaters. Two got behind some crates and started firing back with the same type of repeaters. Cosmic and Snake found cover and started firing back.
Cosmic noticed that the Moff was behind the force field...suddenly, a shiny, spherical, object was spotted in the corner of his eye.

A thermal detonator!

Cosmic quickly aimed his weapon at the thermal detonator, which was active! Cosmic was about to fire but was quickly shot on the right side of his chest by several rounds from the repeater weapon. Snake saw Cosmic fall to the ground. Snake shot at the thermal detonator.....BOOOOOOOOOOOM! The two men were killed, no doubt. The force field protected the Moff against the blast. Snake quickly turned on his commlink.

"Attention Squad two, Raz! Kyp! Cosmic has been hit! You've got to get to the Detentionary room now! The guards are down, so you won't have much resistance, if any! Hurry! I've got the Moff intact as well!"

Snake turned back to Cosmic after turning off his comlink.
Snake saw that blood was starting to emerge from his chest. He wanted to take Cosmic's armor off to see what damage was done, but he didn't want to do anything that would put Cosmic's like into more danger.
Cosmic started coughing....coughing up blood. Snake could tell because Cosmic's helmet visor was turning red...Snake took off Cosmic's helmet and set it beside him.
"Raz and Kyp are coming, sir...just hold on." Snake ran back into the supply room, grabbed a few blankets and started tearing them up into two-foot width strips with his cutting tool. He then wrapped them around Cosmic's chest, trying to conceal what blood he had left. Snake then ran to the imprisoned Moff and press the deactivation button for the force-field....

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~*Plot Twist*~

(I don't know if Im doing this right since it's my first time so bear with me)

"Snake, we are in trouble. I repeat, Snake
we are in trouble. It seems that one of the guards got word to the bridge of our current location. We can't get to you at the moment." The voice of Corporal Raziel said over the com. Snake punched the wall.

"What is the problem? Why can't you reach us?"

"We seem to be blocked off by at least two squads worth of troops. Back-up I suppose. Anyway, Kyp is holding them off at the moment, but we're going to be a little delayed. Over and out." With that, the com shut off.

Snake looked at Cosmic, who was still out cold on the ground. He would have to figure out something and fast. Who knew how long it'd be until more troops found them as well...

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Raziel and Kyp were running threw tightly packed engineering rooms filled with machinery when they got the message. Raziel stopped dead.
Raziel had been recruited by Cosmic, sure Raz had been drunk at the time but he was grateful now and Cos could be dying.
Raziel was pissed off, seriously pissed off.
He could hear the sounds of about 20 booted feet behind him but he turned around.
"Kyp, cover me"
Raziel dropped his rifle and primed a grenade. When the sounds of pursuit were loudest he threw the grenade and dived into the maze of machinery, tubes and wires.

Kyp was lying on the group with his rifle held steadily in the direction of the explosion. Two guards came running out, neither looking at the way ahead as they escaped the shrapnel of the explosion. After two precision shots they were both dead.

Meanwhile Raziel was stalking another group of soldiers who had split after the explosion. He figured about three had died from the grenade, more possibly wounded and Kyp said another two were down. That left fifteen all spread out and lost. Raz held one combat knife in his right hand in a knife grip whist he kept the second in a sword grip in the left.
The first of the group of three only heard a whisper as a knife flew towards him, the other two had only slightly more warning as Raziel screamed in rage as he dropped down amongst them, slashing and hacking at both. Raz was left with his left knife lodged in one man’s skull while the other went up into someone else’s heart. Raziel only stayed a heartbeat before moving on.

By the time he found the next group Kyp had downed another two and was fleeing from five more. That left ten for Raz. He didn’t even think of the odds, only that he had to get to Cos as fast as possible. In fact when he strolled into all of them at once he didn’t even slow down. Two of them were down with slashed jugulars before the 7ft sergeant commanding them could utter a word. The other two managed to get shots in before Raz could reach them. Raz took a hit in the chest but it was from a pistol with obviously low stopping power and didn’t even pierce his armour.
Raziel got to his feet throwing a knife as he went, but had to dive behind more cover. A volley of blaster fire thudded into the machinery a millisecond later.
Raziel inquired as to how Kyp was doing and it wasn’t that good either.

Still moving away from the rapidly pursuing group of soldiers Raziel picked up another rifle and returned fire as he fled. The sergeant had called in the rest of the men and he realised that there was almost no way to get back to Cosmic unless they came up with something.
Kyp signalled Raz over the comms to get to the pre-arranged meeting point. Raziel rolled one of the two remaining explosive grenades behind him. In the ensuing explosion and confusion Raziel did what he did best and slid from view and disappeared.
He began thinking, there had to be some way they could get there, even with about ten men following?

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-----------RAIDERS-----------

Epic and Montys heard guards from just around the next corridor.
"Montys, that corridor leads to the Bridge!" Said Epic quietly.
Montys nodded.
"How we gonna get around the guards? Were running just a little low on ammo."
"Got the gas granade?"
"Ya."
"Let loose the fury of team three." Said Epic.
Montys nodded and took out the gas granade.
Montys slowly counted to himself.
One....two....three!
Montys hurled the granade towards the corridor, it hit a wall and ricashaded towards the guards.
Epic heard a soft "hiss" sound....then choking. He heard one of the guards attempt backup but failed.
Epic turned to Montys.
"Here we go.."
Montys nodded and followed Epic towards the corridor.
Epic and Montys got to the turbo lift that would send them up towards the Bridge.
Epic turned to Montys.
"You ready?" He asked.
Montys one nodded.
"As ready as I'll ever be." Replied Montys.
They both nodded and stepped onto the turbo lift and pressed the button that read: Bridge.

The turbo lift was amazingly quiet on it's journey upwards. Epic saw the levels increasing near the turbo lift door.
"Just a few more levels." Said Montys.
Epic nodded.
"Five...four....three....two...one." Said Epic.
The doors opened and Epic and Montys ran out.
Epic saw a guard near the tactical consol. He fired....the guard dropped down from shock to see intruders. Another guard, right by the captain, saw the two Raiders members and immediately fired.
Montys and Epic ran to cover. Montys did a little summersault and fired at the guard, killing him. Fortunately, Cosmic was right when he said there'd be little resistance on the Bridge.
"Mostly officers." Said Montys.
Epic nodded.
"Ok," began Epic to the officers.
Montys walked towards the turbo lift and put in an accescode so that the turbo lift would not go back down for reinforcements.
"Were taking over the bridge, I want all of you to stand right over there."
Said Epic, pointing to a corner without anything nearby.
Montys got towards the ships' controls and saw that the ion cannon had lost its affect about five minutes ago. The ship was enroute to the New Imperium base. Montys quickly found the helm of the ship and stared at it's controls for a minute or two...he then figured out the acceleration unit and halted the ship's movement.

"Epic to Cosmic," began Epic through his comlink within his helmet.
Snake heard this and immediately responded.
"Team three, Cosmic is down. We need medical assistants immediately! I've heard that Raz and Kyp have been pinned down somewhere on the ship. They say that they have at least two squads of enemy troops coming at them. Turn the ship towards home and get them help! Cosmic needs immediate medical attention!"
Epic turned to Montys, who heard all of it.
"Acknowledged. Try to find anything around there that will help."
"There's a supply room right next to me, where I got some things to help stop the bleeding."
"Great, if there's a supply room, there must be a bacta container in there somewhere."
"Alright, that thought has just come to me just now. So far, no NI troops have come here. I've released the Moff, he's safe. Just get us home!"

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--------------RAIDERS--------------

Epic set the coordinates to the VE base into the helms computer system.
"That should do it." Said Epic. Montys nodded.
"All we gatta worry about is Raz and Kyp and those squads of enemy troops.
"According to the ships interior sensors, team two and the two enemy squads are two levels below us."
Epic nodded at that.
"Ok, the ships on it's way back to VE base. Go set passcodes for the consols so that if any enemy troops get up here, they won't be able to change the direction of the ship...or anything else more vital." Said Montys.
Epic started making passcodes for each and every consol on the Bridge.
"Raz and Kyp, Epic and I are coming in to give you some backup. We should be coming in BEHIND the enemy. That'd give 'em a surprise! Once we fire at the enemy, you start to join in the fire-fight. We'll conquer this in no time, and the Moff AND the enemy corvette will be back on the VE base."
"Roger that." Responded team two.


Snake found a bacta container and started to heal Cosmic's wounds with it. The bacta was an amazing medical wonder! Cosmic's wounds were healing very quickly.
"Snake to Raziel, I have applied the bacta to Cosmic. He's doing fine now. The bacta is stopping the bleeding and is starting to heal his wounds, although there's not enough bacta here for him to make a complete recovory, this should last him until the end of the trip home. He'll be able to get medical attention there."

"Good job, Snake." Replied Raziel.
Snake looked at the Moff for a second, who was sitting on a small stool. Snake double checked Cosmic before getting up to talk to the Moff.
"How you feelin'?" Asked Snake.
"I'm fine, since you people saved me. I thought I was donefor, heading towards the New Imperium base on a Brig Corvette. I thought I wasn't going to survive, but then I thought that they wouldn't kill me because sooner or later they would use me as bait to lurer some helpless force."
"Bah. It's not your fault you're on this ship. Heck! I couldn't think that these people could kidnapp a Moff! The security should have been heavily guarded at your place!"
The Moff nodded.
"It was. The NI squads came by the hundreds! Everywhere I looked from my balcony window I saw the NI insignia on each and every man's left arm. A horrible site. It makes you feel useless when there's nothing you can do for yourself or your people that are protecting you."
Snake was about to respond but he got a comlink call.
"Ya?"
"Snake, this is Montys, before we left the Bridge to help Kyp and Raz, I took a look at our ETA to VE base. We should arrive at the planet within two hours."
"How's the Bridge? Did you use passcodes to protect the consols?"
"Already did that. Well, just letting you know. Montys out."
Snake cleared his throat.
"Were heading towards the Vast Empire base."
The Moff nodded.
"I thought as much. I want to thank you for rescuing me. I know it wasn't easy."
"It was no problem, sir. We've got a great Sar-Major and an excellent squad sir. For us, this was no problem. It was a piece of cake."
The Moff snickered.
"I bet it was, with all those guards around."
Snake chuckled.
Snake and the Moff continued to talk to each other for a long time.


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-----------RAIDERS--------------

Epic and Montys were just around the next corridor to the two squads keeping Kyp and Raziel pinned down.
"So," whispered Montys. "What do we do now?"
Epic took a deep breath.
"Like I said before...fire. We should be able to take out six men with their backs turned to us. As soon as Kyp and Raz hear the shots, they'll join in the firing too. We'll take cover behind this corridor wall here."
Montys nodded.
"Ok, on three. Got it?" Montys nodded.
"One......two......THREE!"
Epic and Montys appeared from around the corridor corner, firing their stormtrooper rifles at the enemy NI squads.
The enemy squad members were dropping like flies. The enemy got caught with their "pants down" and were in a frantic, chaotic, situation. They didn't know what to do. In one squad, seven men had already gone down, three more in the other squad. Raz and Kyp heard the fire fight and joined in, even though their ammo was low, that didn't stop them.
Kyp got four and Raz and got five. The enemy troops had no cover to hind behind. All they could do was fire. Four squad members ducked and started firing at Epic and Montys. Epic and Montys quickly got behind the corridor wall and watched as the laser blasts hit the corridor wall, making a black, burned marking.
Three more squad members started shooting back at Raziel and Kyp.
"Epic! Raz and I don't have much ammo! And were pinned down. We each only got one round left! Help us!"
Epic thought for a second, only hoping he could help.
Were pinned down ourselves. Said Epic, within himself.
"I got five rounds left, Epic." Said Montys.
Epic checked his ammo guage.
Three rounds.
"Were comin'." Said Epic, replying in his comlink.
Epic took a deep breath then jumped into the middle of the hallway and fired madly at the opposing side. He shot one......two....three....Montys shot the forth one. Kyp shot at a squad member and got a direct hit to the chest. Raz got one too.
One person left.
Montys got up from his place from behind the corridor and started running towards the firing man. He leaped towards the guy and tackled him to the ground. Montys raised his arm, ready to strike. The man turned to face Montys and look him in the eye but was greeted with a huge punch to the face. He was instantly knocked out....cold. Epic walked over to Montys and sniffed..
"Good job."
"Heh, thanks."
Kyp and Raziel got up from their places and walked over to Montys.
"Whoa...nice!" Said Kyp.
"Oh ya! You knocked that guy out so cooley, Mon."
"Thanks. Well, let's get to Cosmic."
"Oh ya!" Began Raz. "He's hurt bad I hear, but Snake's tak'n real good care of him."
"Doesn't hurt to see how he's doing." Said Epic.
"Well, let's go introduce ourselves to the Moff. I'm sure he'll be happy to see the rest of the Raiders Squad." Said Raziel.

They walked down the corridors and headed towards the Detentionary.
"Well," began Epic. "It's gonna take about two hours to get home."
"It's a well-deserved rest." Said Raziel.

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----------RAIDERS------------

Sergeant Major Cosmic still has been lying on the floor, wounded. Even though the Bacta seems to be helping greatly, Cosmic needed to see a medical doctor immediately. Snake has been talking to the Moff for sometime now, and Epic, Montys, Raziel, and Kyp had arrived at the Detetionary, helping Cosmic with some of the needs.
"Well, in two hours we'll be home...at last." Said Kyp.
"Hopefully we'll be able to get a good leave afterwards so that we could rest up." Said Raz.
"Yet Cosmic would have to stay in the Medic Tent the whole time, probably because of his wounds." Said Epic..."Courage under fire."
Snake finished up his conversation with the Moff and started over to the rest of the Raiders squad. The Moff decided to let the trip go faster and got into a comfortable position to take a two-hour nap in.
"How's he doing?" Asked Snake.
"He's surviving." Replied Montys.
"Even though I know he's going to make it, sometimes I think he's going to die, even though I dread that." Said Kyp.
"I don't like to think about that." Said Raz.
They all stared at Cosmic's face for a little while. They prepared him for the journey and started doing their own things.
Suddenly, a loud blast came.
"What the heck was that!?" Yelled Snake.
Epic started to run back to the Bridge.
The rest of the squad got their stormtrooper rifles poised.

Epic put in his passcode and brought up the scanners.
"Sergeant Snake, there are two escape pods about two hundred kilometers away from the ship...on the right side of the ship sir!"
"Crap. Must be the remaining NI troops. We can't let them escape! They will enform their bosses and then they'll send out an entire fleet! Destroy them immediately!"
"Yes sir!"
Epic quickly ran to the tactical consol and scanned for lifesigns.
"Sir, these pods are different from any other escape pod I've seen."
"How so?"
"Sir, these pods can fight back! I've spotted two small laser guns on the sides of the ships. Aaaah crap! They must have advanced technology on those pods or something! They've detected our scanners and are coming about!"
"Why didn't they just go into hyperspace?!"
"Apparently those pods DON'T have everything. Their warming up their weapons sir, and they're preparing to fire!"
"Fire back! Lasers."

Epic aimed manualy at the pods and fired three rounds each at the pods.

The lasers flew through space at immence speed. They hit the pods....shields protected the pods.

"Sir! These pods have shields on them!"
"What!?! What other weaponry does this ship have??"
"This is a corvette sir! This ship does not have many weapons! I see only lasers....wait..I see torpedos."
Then fire those! Full burst!"
Epic was about to press the fire button when suddenly.

BOOM!

The ship intensly shook and sparks flew everywhere.
"They got a hit out of us sir! With their lasers!"
"What?? How can the ship get so much dama....wait a sec...do you have the shields up?"
"No sir! I can't figure that out! I don't see any type of shielding device here."
Snake looked at Kyp..
"Kyp, get up there and help Epic...were not out of this and I don't know how those pods can have what they have!"
"Yes sir!"
Kyp ran to the Bridge.
"Sir! Their coming about again! Their firing!"

The corvette took another blow.
"Sir! We have a hull breach one deck down from you!"
"God darn it! Get those shields up now!"
"I'm trying! I'm trying!! Firing lasers. AAAAAAAAAH! No effect...I need help up here!!"
"Kyp's on his way."
Just as Snake said those words, Kyp came up from the Turbo Lift.
"Kyp, try to get the shields up...I'm gonna attempt those torpedos again."
Kyp nodded and started searching for the shields.
"Ok, I got torpedo lock on both pods..Firing a full burst!"

Four torpedos emerged from the Corvette...two torpedos were heading to each pod.
Epic waited for contact......

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-----------RAIDERS---------------

BOOM! One of the pods exploded, the other pod outmenouevered the two torpedos and started firing on the ship.
"Sergeant, we've destroyed a pod, repeat, we've destroyed a pod!"
"The other?"
"Still active and is attempting to fire on us."
"Fire back, try to get it before it gets us!"
"Aye sir!"
Epic furiously pressed buttons and manually tried to target the pod.
The pod evaded the laser beam and fired on the corvette.
Suddenly, red lights flickered on and off on the Bridge.
Epic ran to the beeping consol.
"Snake! Engines are taking massive damage!"
"Kyp, get those shields up!"
"I'm trying sir! This is not as easy as I thought...but wait..I think I'm getting through a litt---"
BOOM!
Huge noises started erupting around the ship.
"Sir! The pod has badly damaged our engines! Were leaking fuel and it'll take time to repair it."
"We don't have time!"
"Sir! The kind of damage done to the engines will require us to land and make repairs. We won't be able to make it to VE base with this damage."
"We can't afford another hit!"
"Shields up at maximum!" Yelled Kyp.
"Finally! Now, try to find a nearby habitable planet to land on with breathable air and land there...but first, try to take out that pod!"
"Sir the pod is coming around! He's firing!"
BOOOMZZZZZ!
"Sir! Shields are holding at 97 percent."
Epic quickly ran to the starchart.
"Ok! I found one! It'll take us 20 minutes to get there though."
"Well, we'd survive only if that pod is out of the way!"
"I'm going to tactical now sir. I'll have it blown into bits before we get there."
"Copy that..."
Epic got the target into the crosshairs of his manual control.
"Firing torpedos, full spread."

The torpedos left the ship and started at the pod at an enormous rate of speed.
Epic waited...two seconds...three...four...finally, BOOM!
"Sir, the torpedos have made contact, the pod is destroyed. Our ETA to the planet is twenty minutes."
"Very well." Said Snake.
"There's nothing on Scanners." Said Kyp.

Raziel and Montys searched around the supply room in search of any useful items: Food, water, more bacta, etc. So far, they found a weeks rations of food and water for their squad members and the Moff but no bacta.

Epic and Kyp ran around the Bridge, getting used to the controls of the consols and the view screen.
"Well, looks like our plans have been altered a bit." Said Kyp.
"Sure have," replied Epic. "We thought we'd have a quick rescue mission and be back at VE base within a few hours, but nooo..we had to get stuck up here in space on a wounded ship and head towards a deserted planet with absolutely nothing on it but endless jungle!"
Kyp snickered.."Well, get used to it."
Epic smiled.."Heh..Ya."
The two got started on their controls again and waited to the arrival on the planet.

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(Guys! Please start posting! I don't want to do it all by myself!)
-------------RAIDERS------------

Twenty minutes later...
"Sir we have the planet on site and are prepared to land this thing."
"Very well, commence landing." Replied Snake.
"I have found a spot with less trees. More like a little clearing of some sort. I will land there."
Kyp deactivated the shields and engaged the landing gear.
"We'll be on the ground within two minutes." Said Epic.

Snake walked over to the Moff. "Sir, we are about to land and it might get a little bumpy. I suggest that you find something to hold on to."
The Moff nodded and found a bar to grab onto.
Raz, Montys and Snake then walked to Cosmic to make sure he didn't move during the landing.
"Epic, as soon as we land this thing, make repairs on the engine."
"But we are not engineers or mechanics!"
"Well, if the damage is THAT severe...we could be stuck here unless a miracle comes along."
"We'll be touching the ground in one minute...hold on everybody!"

The ship soared through the air towards the clearing. It's landing gear down, the corvette slowly descended towards the ground.....touchdown.
"Well, wasn't too bumpy." Said Epic.
"Not really." Replied Kyp.
"Ok," began Snake. "Epic and Kyp, try to find something to help with the engine repairs. Raz and Montys, you two start attempting to repair the engines. We've got to get out of here. Sir," said Snake turning to the Moff. "Please head towards the Bridge, it is much safer there..Montys, escort the Moff then help Raz. I'll stay here with Cosmic and try to find anything else that would help him."
Raz and Montys nodded and started doing their jobs. The Moff went to the Bridge with Montys.

One half hour later....
"Sir, I've just been down in the engine room and I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that I found some tools to help repair the engine....the bad news is I found another escape pod...looks like the last one but malfunctioned so that it didn't eject from the ship." Said Epic.
Snake sniffed then looked down at Cosmic.
"Don't touch it, just leave it there..I want you to come down here and help me move Cosmic to the sickbay that they have onboard. It's a small sickbay but it'll do. We should be able to help him more there.."
"Yes sir..I'm coming sir."
Epic turned to the pod one more time and then left to help Snake.

Snake turned to Epic as soon as he walked through the door.
"I found some sort of stretcher to put him on. It's just a very thin metal board but it'll do."
Epic and Snake carefully lifted Cosmic onto the board and started lifting him to sickbay.
"How fars the sickbay from here?"
"Um, it's just around the corridor there," said Epic, motioning with his head. "And about fifty feet and then there's a door that reads : SickBay."
Snake nodded and started moving.
Epic and Snake carefully moved him through the door frame and onward to sickbay.
Once they got to the door, Snake stopped.
"Ok, here's the deal, you're going to lean back against the wall while I push forward on the board. I can then have enough slack to open the door with one hand. Got it?"
Epic nodded.
Snake pressed and Epic leaned against the wall. Snake quickly opened the door to the sickbay and let the metal door fling open.
"Ok, ready." Said Snake.
He got a grip on the board again and started into the sickbay.
They got to a small bedlike structure and slowly placed the board on top of it. They then carefully took out the board from under Cosmic so that he had the bed to lie on.
"Hey!" Said Epic. "I found like six containers of bacta in this cabinet!"
"Excellent! Give me one container!"
Epic did so and Snake placed the bacta on a counter near him. He then opened the torn part of Cosmic's chest armor and studied the wound.
"How'd you get the armor off?"
"Cutting tool. I was sure to not to hit Cosmic with it though so it gave him no damage. This is how I got the other bacta on his wound."
Snake then applied more bacta to the fast-healing chest wound.
"Well, he's got bad laser shots to his chest but the bacta is doing well on it. I think he will regain conciousness soon if all goes well like this."
Epic nodded. "Sir, let's go check out that pod that didn't eject."
Snake nodded.
"But I don't think it'll matter..it's possible that there WAS no one in that pod. Maybe the NI troops only needed two to get out."
"Or a malfunction like I said."
Snake nodded and grabbed his stormtrooper rifle from his holster. Epic did the same.
"Let's go." Said Snake.
They both walked back to the engineering room and found the pod that Epic had found.
"Be careful." Warned Snake.
Epic nodded.
Epic slowly opened the small hatch to the pod...Epic then looked towards Snake, motioning him to get ready to fire. Snake nodded.
Epic then quickly opened the hatch and Snake pointed his rifle down into the pod.
"FREEZE!" Yelled Snake.
"Whoaoaha! DON'T SHOOT!" Yelled a man, holding his hands up.
There were five men in the pod with orange suits on and NI insignia's on their left arms.
"Who are you!" Yelled Snake.
"Were New Imperium mechanics! We tried to escape like the rest of the troops but out pod malfunctioned and we didn't eject! Please don't hurt us!"
Snake snickered.
"Well, this is your luck day. We have severe engine damage and we need mechanics to do the job."
"We will fix it for you! Just don't hurt us!"
Epic sniffed and then spoke. "Get out of the pod, nice and slowly. We don't know if you're hiding any weapons from us."
The men nodded and slowly got out from the pod.
Once they were all out, Epic and Snake checked them for weapons.
"These two guys are clean." Said Epic.
"These guys are clean too." Said Snake.
"Ok, you two with us." Said Snake as they started moving towards the engine.
"Get to work." Said Snake.
"Sir!" Said Raz. Snake turned and saw Raziel and Montys starting towards them.
"You guys making any progress?"
"No. We don't know what to do! Who are these guys?"
"These are the real mechanics to do the job for us."
"Listen sirs, since it was one of our pods that attacked you when you're shields were down, the damage will not just be in here, but outside the ship as well. We'd have to divide ourselves into two groups to get this done. Two of us in here to start making repairs and three of us out there."
Snake nodded.
"Very well. Raziel, Montys, you two guys stay in here and keep an eye on these guys.
Epic, you take Kyp and go outside the ship with the three other guys. I'll remain inside the ship and help Cosmic and keep the Moff safe. Not that there's any trouble yet. So let's move."
The troops nodded and got to their new posts. The mechanics started their jobs immediately.

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-------------RAIDERS------------

Sergeant Major Cosmic still lay on the elevated bed in SickBay. Snake was in charge of everything while Cosmic was out of commission. The mechanics were really doing a great job on progress with the engine.....

"Kyp and Montys, come in, over." Said Snake.
"Kyp here."
"Montys Here."
"Ok, I know that this place is deserted but I want to make sure of that. There might be something out there that our scanners probably didn't pick up. I just want to confirm that. I want you two to go on an away mission to scout out the area. No more than a five-mile radious though. Got it?"
"Yes sir."
"Yes sir."
"Ok, do it."
Epic and was still guarding and watching everything.
Suddenly, Cosmic began to regain conciousness.
Snake turned and faced Cosmic.
Cosmic groaned.
"Don't move sir. You've been hit by a repeater gun in the chest. I've used two containers of bacta on your and so far, you are making a great recovery."
"Aawah...My head...uhg. The M-moff..where is he?"
"Try to keep silent sir. Everybody is fine and accounted for. We've taken some engine damage and some NI mechanics are repairing them now.
"NI?"
"It's a long story sir, right now, you should get some rest. I won't be surprised if were on this planet for a while. I have ordered Kyp and Montys to scout out some of our surrounding area...just to see if there is anything on this planet."
Cosmic's eyes opened. He took a deep breath.
"The planet's deserted I take it from what you are speaking about."
"Yes."
Cosmic looked at his chest armor.
"Help me take this chest armor off, it's making pressure on my chest and it hurts like heck!"
Snake helped Cosmic take off his chest armor.
"Do I have anything broken?"
Snake shook his head.
"Good. That's the last thing I need."
"You do need some professional medical attention though. Just to be on the safe side."
Cosmic nodded.
"I want to sit up."
"It's better if you stay down for now, just a few more bacta treatments should do that."
"Very well..anything to make my recovery faster. What's the status of things in general? How far away are we from VE base?"
"We are twenty minutes closer.. That's about as much as I can say for that. We couldn't gain much ground because of the engine damage and we don't know how long we'll be on this planet making repairs. The troops are fine and the Moff is safe."
Cosmic nodded.
"It's a miracle Epic found those NI mechanics in the malfunctioning pod or we would've never had made it this far."
"Pod? Ok...tell me the whole story."
Snake nodded and began his story....

Epic watched the mechanics do their jobs with no hesitation. He decided to walk forward and see what they were actually doing.
"So, how do you know what to fix?" He asked.
"Well, sir, it all depends on what's malfunctioning...We can scan for where the damage is on our little hand-held scanners here and see where at what the damage is. We then go there and fix it. Simple really. Just that fixing the damage is a bit harder."
"Why were those pods equiped with weapons?"
"Defense system." Said the mechanic slowly.
Epic eyed him closely.
"Pods won't need defensive systems, mechanic. They would've had enough speed to outrun the ship. Why would a pod have lasers?"
The mechanic took a deep breath...
"I can't answer that, sir."
"You will answer me now! I want to know why those pods were equiped with lasers! Those aren't ordinary pods!"
"You're right their not! Ok fine! I will say this just to keep myself from getting killed! It's a new NI secret weapon. Those aren't pods..they are tactical fighters meant to make the enemy think their pods just in case there was a ship take-over."
"Heh..well, it worked."
"Those are really just the simple design...the heavy pods have torpedos attached to them to make even heavier fire power."
"Heh...well, we'll be back at VE base before one of your other little friends meets us here and kills us all."
The mechanic shook his head.
"I have to get back to work sir, if you want this job done faster, I suggest you don't bother me."
Epic hesitated..
"Fine."
Epic then walked back to his post and resumed the watch.

Kyp and Montys were about a half mile away from the ship now. Scouting.
"You picking up anything?" Asked Raz.
Kyp shook his head.
"Nope..Nothing. Hopefully this planet is as deserted as Snake says."
Raz nodded.
"Well, let's keep going...just to get this done!"
Kyp nodded and began his walk again.

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---------RAIDERS---------

Several hours passed and the mechanics were practically almost done with the damage.
Cosmic was on his feet now, walking around a little. Slowly getting back into commission.
"Raz and Kyp," began Snake. "What's your status?"

"Were at our limit in miles anyway. We've found some sort of 'rockyard'. It's just full of huge rocks. I can't explain it sir. It's hard to describe."

"Well don't get too close, just in case this planet DOES have anything alive on it. It'd be hard to say that it wouldn't with all the green it has on it. Better head back to the ship..You guys have done good. Get a record on your position so that we can come back to it later."

"Yes sir. Kyp out."
Kyp handed Raz the coordinates recorder while keep got out his binoculars to get a closer look.
"Hmm..It sort of seems like the rocks are stuck together...as if they've been sealed tight together."
"Well, let's get out of here just in case this planet has some hostile aliens that want our heads on their dinner plates."
"Agreed."
Kyp and Raziel started heading back to the ship.

As soon as they were about a hundred feet away from the pile of "rocks", a pair of eyes quickly went back into hiding as soon as it was done analyzing it's new encounters....

Cosmic walked around the bridge a little and stared out at the view screen.
"Such a green planet, eh Snake."
Snake nodded who was right beside him.
"Indeed sir. You know, this planet would make an excellent location for colonization."
Cosmic snickered.
"Or a wonderful place for a hidden military base."
Snake chuckled.
"Permission to speak frealy, sir."
"Sure."
"Do you always think military or is there a part in you that has some 'human' in it?"
Cosmic was the one chuckling now.
"I've had a difficult passed, Snake. A Rebel assault force took over our planet, my parents were killed in the process. I was very young."
Snake stared at the ground.
"I'm sorry to hear that sir."
"After that, I joined the Army...it helped me greatly."

(sORRY for the short post.. I've got to go!)

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------------RAIDERS----------
(Resuming from top post)

Cosmic sniffed and took a deep breath as he gazed at the endless greenery of the planet.
Snake had left his side and was looking at the computers log files to see if there was anything worth looking at.
"See anything interesting?" Asked Cosmic who had turned and walked towards Snake.
Snake shook his head.
"No, this vessel hasn't been in commission long. As from the date from these logs, this vessel has only been in space for a month. All the log files on this ship are of tests that they had with the pods, scanners, and any other equipment on this ship. Nothing of interest."
Cosmic nodded.
Cosmic then walked back to the view screen and cleared his throat.
"How long until the mechanics are done with the engine repairs?"
"Approximately one more hour."
Cosmic nodded.
"I hope nothing goes wrong this time."
"We shouldn't have any more encounters with the NI. They would know that they would encounter resistance but I don't think that they would have thought of an onboard take over of the ship."
"Those pods you spoke of, the technologically advanced pods. Do you think one of them was able to contact the NI vase via a communications system?"
Snake shook his head.
"There wasn't a communications device on the malfunctioning pod, so I doubt there was any kind of communications device on any of the others."
"Surely there must have been...maybe a hidden one. You have to think smart when in situations like this. Escape pods are ESCAPE pods. Not just things you get into to eject from a ship and escape enemy fire and hope you land on a planet. Sure that could have been but with the technology these pods have, surely there must be a way that these pods could communicate with NI headquarters. They could've called for backup before they were destroyed."
"A perfectly logical thought sir..."
"What...you have doubts."
Snake nodded.
"I'm pretty sure that the pods are not equiped with a communications device, but, I'll make a thorough search of the pod then question the mechanics."
Cosmic nodded.
"See to it that it's done."
Snake was about to leave but stopped.
"You going to be ok sir? Need a extra bacta container just in case more pain shows up?"
Cosmic shook his head.
"I'm fine Snake. This bacta is working perfectly, I actually think I won't need medical attention, just a checkup when we get back."
Snake nodded then left for the engineering room.

Raziel and Kyp stopped and rested near a patch of trees.
Kyp got his water canister out and started drinking.
Raziel did the same.
"Man, for a perfectly green planet it sure is humid!"
"And hot!" Said Raz.
"I think that the suns closer than usual on this planet than on any other planet." Said Raz.
"Of course, this is definately not a match for Tatooine. Now that's scorching hot!"
Raz nodded.
"Ok, we'd better start moving again." Raz started walking, but stopped when he realized that Kyp was not walking with him.
"You ok Kyp? Kyp? What are you doing there! Come on!"
Kyp held up a finger.
"Wait, I thought I saw something. In those bushes over there. It was like a flash of red of somekind..."
Raz took out some binoculars and aimed them at the bushes.....
"Um...no sign of anything red."
Kyp took a deep breath then let it out..
"Well, maybe it's my imagination...the heats getting to me probably.."
"Yeah..maybe. Let's go."
Kyp nodded and started moving with Raz.

Epic stood in the engine room as the mechanics did their jobs. Suddenly, he saw the mechanics stand up.
"Were done sir."
Epic sniffed then walked over to the consol they were working on...he nodded then opened the comlink channel.
"Epic to Snake come in."
"Snake here."
"Sir, the mechanics in the engineering room are done...should I send them outside to work with the remaining ones? It'll get the job done faster."
"Yes. Send them." Said Snake...
"I'll accompany you." Said Cosmic quickly.
"Sir? You sure you up to that?" Asked Snake.
Cosmic nodded.
"I need a breath of fresh air anyway."
Snake nodded.
"So, the Sar-Major's coming?"
"Yes."
Cosmic quickly jogged to the detentionary, got his stormtrooper rifle then walked towards the hatch and met Epic there.
"You ready sir?"
Cosmic nodded.
"Open the door."
Epic did so. The outside air quickly entered Cosmic's nostrels and he breathed in deeply.
"Mmm...Nice air here."
Epic nodded, also breathing in the air.
"Shame no one's here to live it." Said Epic.
"We are ready." Said the mechanics behind them.
Cosmic and Epic lead them outside to where the other mechanics were working on the external engine/warp cells.
"Ok, here we are...do your work." Said Cosmic.
The mechanics quickly joined the others and began doing their jobs repairing the engines.

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Raziel strolled back towards the ship with Kyp, they were only a mile from the ship now and it would soon be coming into view.

Raziel had thought about Kyp's feelings that he had heard something and kept alert, exceptionally alert. He had always had to know when someone was behind him and know he was glad he did.

Raziel noticeably stiffened but carried on walking, at the first opportunity he signalled to Kyp, but made sure that Kyp did not look where he thought he heard the noises of pursuit. Kyp fingered the trigger of the rifle held loosely at his side and Raziel removed a throwing knife with his left hand whilst keeping a firm grip on the sidearm he had taken from a dead NI officer. He and Kyp tried not to make it look like they were alert to the presence of whoever was following them, but they sped up noticeably.

“Snake, this is Raz,” Raziel whispered into the comms.
“What was that I couldn’t hear you?”
“Someone is following us, sorry I can’t talk louder,” Raziel replied
“I think I got that, who is following you?”
“We don’t know, we haven’t been able to get a look at him, sounds like only one person. I can only just hear them. We’re near the ship now, just prepare for company when we arrive.”

Snake went to the comms to Epic and Montys.
“Ok you two, looks like Kyp and Raz may have picked up a follower along the way. Try and find some heavy weapons and get ready, remember we’re not sure whether these people are hostile or not!”

Raziel and Kyp were in site of the ship now, whoever or whatever was following them was getting closer, even Kyp could hear it now. Raziel was not so sure as to what it was now; the footsteps were not distinctly human.
“Kyp grab your weapon, now!”
“Yeah I figured”
Raziel and Kyp both fingered their weapons and got ready to meet whatever was behind them. They were within one hundred metres of the ship now and they could see Epic past some foliage lying down behind an E-web heavy repeater he must have found on the ship. Raziel was about to call out to Epic when he heard crashing of undergrowth to their right. He was sure not whatever was following them was not human.
“^%8*&%*, ” Raziel swore
“RUN!”
Kyp turned to look over his shoulder for a brief look, and from the expression on his face Raziel saw whatever it was behind them was not nice. Raziel also saw Epic, hastily prepare the gun and bring it to bear. Raziel looked straight ahead and pumped his legs as fast as he could.
Unfortunately, although he was nimble on his feet he stubbed his tow on a tree root. In his cumbersome armour he fell. He rolled around with a knife and pistol in hands. All he saw was red.

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Epic saw Raz being attacked by an unknown alien species...probably the natives of the planet. He quickly ran towards them, stormtrooper rifle in hand and started firing furiously at the being.
Cosmic was right beside him, with his stormtrooper rifle and aimed at the creatures head.
Kyp was lucky enough to escape the beings grasp and backed up, just far enough for him to fire.
Raz was on the ground, being attacked by the creature, the creature clawed at him, but Raz's chest armor protected him a little.
Very slowly, though, the creatures claws were digging through his armor.
Raziel had his knife out and started stabbing the being into where he thought the hart was...right in the chest.

The being itself was almost human-like. The headshape was oval and so were the eyes. The being had long arms that reached to it's feet and sharp, needle-like claws at it's finger tips. The creature was approximately six feet tall and looked about 190 pounds. It had two legs, like humans, except they were huge, unlike the arms and the rest of the body. Looks like the creature was made for running and gaining on pray.

Raz's knife seemed to be working...dark red blood started squirting out of the creatures chest. It's head started moving back and forth in a fast motion.
The creature stopped attacking and backed off...it quickly ran into the forest.

Epic, Kyp, and Cosmic ran to Raz who was helping himself up, shakily though.

"You ok Raz?" Asked Kyp who was immediately checking out the scarring on the armor..
"Ya, I'm fine. The claws didn't get through my armor, but it sure did cut 'em pretty bad."
Epic looked around to see if they had any more "friends" nearby.
He turned back to Raz when he saw that there was none.

Cosmic analyzed the scarring on the armor and then turned up towards Raz.
"Let's hope that this creature was still in it's childhood stages...any deeper with those claws and you would've gotten some pretty bad wounds. Let's get you back to the ship. I want to take a look at these scraches here."
Raz looked a little confused but decided to go along with it...

As soon as they got to the ship, Raz walked with Cosmic to SickBay, Epic and Kyp stayed Montys to watch the guards.

"Ok, let's have a look here..take off the armor. After you do so, you can leave."
Raz nodded and took of his chest armor. He had no marks on his skin. Cosmic nodded and Raz left.
Cosmic took a little magnifying glass and stared at the scratch marks..suddenly, something caught his eye...something red. He quickly got a better magnifying glass and looked closer...tiny, thin, streams of red oozelike substance. It was eating away at the armor.

"That being must've been a full grown being..." said Cosmic to himself..
"They don't need strength, only enough time to dig their claws with this red substance so that this stuff could eat away at the pray.....slow death."
Cosmic took one more look then put the chest armor into a special container that he found in SickBay, meant for hazard wastes.

He then went to Snake to speak of the problem with these new natives that are obviously hostile...

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Snake stared at the clawed uniform with the red substance in SickBay with Cosmic.
"What do you think this stuff is?" Asked Snake.
Cosmic shook his head.
"I don't know. I wonder if this ship has any microscopes that we could use and some tweezers."
Snake shrugged his shoulders.
"What would you expect from a war ship? Heh, I doubt that they even have a decent food place."
Cosmic snickered.
Well, I'll keep this in a special container I found made for hazardous material. That should keep it contained until we reach VE base...hopefully within a few hours."
Snake nodded and started to walk away and head back to the Bridge, but he stopped when Cosmic called his name.
Snake turned to face Cosmic.
"Yes sir?"
"I want a status report on the engine...see if we can't get out of this place sooner. Also, the troops have been through a lot, let them have a little rest...put them on shifts or something so they can get a little shut-eye."
Snake nodded.
"Yes sir."
Cosmic nodded his head and Snake left with his orders.
Cosmic went to the Bridge and sat down in a chair, presuming to be the Captain's chair and planned ahead for better or for worse...

Epic was talking with Montys and Kyp when Snake came appeared from the door.
"Hi sir. You need anything?" Asked Kyp.
Snake nodded.
"Yeah, what's the status on the engine?"
"Well, the mechanics found a serverly damaged part of the engine that will take longer than expected...they said that they should finish in approximately five hours. Must be big."
"Heh...must be. Anyway, I'm going to put you guys on shifts, these were Sar-Major Cosmic's orders...he wants you guys to get some sleep to keep you alert at all times. First off, it'll be Raz and Kyp. They've been out and have been busy so they'll be first. Montys you and Epic will stay here until the shifts over."
"How long are the shifts?" Asked Kyp.
"Two hours." Replied Snake.
Epic and Montys sat down on the grass and awaied the two hour shift ahead of them while Raz and Kyp went into the ship to get some sleep.
Snake went back into the ship and headed for the Bridge.

Epic and Montys stared up at the sky, watching the clouds.
"I haven't done this in a long time." Said Montys.
"Me either. Last time I did this was when I was little back at my old planet where my parents lived."
Montys nodded.
Suddenly, something dark red cought Epic's eye, when he turned to look at the source, it was gone...
Epic put his helmet back on and opened a comlink.
"Cosmic sir, I just had a glimpse of that red thing in the corner of my eye...when I turned to look, it was gone..I wouldn't be surprised if they're planning an attack on us sir. I would really appreciate some backup here."
Cosmic quickly ran out with Snake to where Epic and Montys were and brought along their rifles.
"Where'd you see it?" Asked Cosmic.
Epic pointed to a group of bushes.
"Well, do you think that last one was just an childstage thing? Or are there adults?" Asked Montys.
"I personally think that that's as big as it's gonna get." Said Cosmic.
"They don't need strength to take down their pray, they have their claws that emit tiny red particles that slowly eat away the flesh or protective armor of any individual....slow death...they have muscular legs so that they can have speed and agility to escape or capture."
Epic looked at Montys, Montys looked back..
"Where do you think they are?" Asked Snake.
"Well, if these beings have ANY intelligance whatsoever, I think they're planning to surround us and attack us...they could be anywhere now that they know our location...just waiting to strike."

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Everyone stood, staring around the ship, the mechanics had no idea what was around them so they just kept working as usual.
Snake suddenly spotted something red at the corner of his eye.
"There!" Said Snake, raising his blaster rifle.....nothing.
"Well, they sure disappear fast." Said Cosmic.
Kyp nodded.

Suddenly, the heard a rustling in the bushes, then.....the Being.
"Oh my god." Said Raz.
"We can take this thing out." Said Snake.
"It takes so much ammo though!" Said Montys.
"Over there!" Yelled Epic as he saw two more appear from the bushes...

"Welp, these guys are intelligent alright."
"Everyone got their guns ready?" Asked Cosmic.
Everyone nodded.

Five more approached from the forest.
"Fire at will!" Yelled Cosmic as the Being started charging towards them.

"TAKE THIS YOU PIECE OF C***!" Yelled Epic as he fired his blaster.

The aliens got hit with the blasters and kept charging..
"They're not getting damaged!" Yelled Kyp..
"Aim for their hands!" Yelled Cosmic.

Everyone fired towards the aliens' hands...sure enough, the aliens stopped charging as soon as the blaster shot hit their claws.

"It's working!" Yelled Montys.
"Keep firing! Let's scare 'em back to where they came from!" Yelled Snake.

Suddenly, ten came from the bushes...then twenty..."
"They're outnumbering us!" Yelled Snake.
Smart little devils. Thought Cosmic.
Cosmic fired at their claws....fired...fired.

"We can't keep trying to fire at them like this! Were losing ammo!" Yelled Snake.
"Try to hold them off while I get something for all of us! Snake! I'll need you're help! Hold them off for as long as possible guys!" Yelled Cosmic...

Cosmic and Snake ran into the ship and into the Detentionary with Cosmic's plan to destroy these attacking Being's.

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The squad, with the exception of Cosmic were backing away from the creatures now. Now half of them would fire off shots whilst backtracking whilst the other half, crouching behind them, would lay down a constant barrage of fire to keep to creatures at bay.

These things were exceptionally fast but their advance was beginning to falter. Raziel was glad he was very fast with his blades; otherwise he wouldn't currently be breathing.

Raziel looked back and saw how close to the ship they were now; if they were forced back in there they would also die in that ship he knew. They only stood a chance in an open space.
One of the beasts was winding its way towards Raz. They ran in long loping strides so they covered a huge amount of ground, but they changed direction so rapidly it was hard to hit them. Almost casually Raziel threw a knife, it was on target and lodged in the creatures side. It fell from its feet and was killed by a volley of blasts.

They were all beginning to notice their predicament; they were fast running out of ammo and space. Raziel looked down at his knives then at the creatures bearing down on them. He hoped his ammo lasted.

Raziel was incredibly surprised when two of the engineers came towards them with pistols and began firing at the red attackers. They must of realised they would die if the troopers lost, he wondered if they would do more harm or good. He also wondered where they got their weapons.

They were falling back onto the ship now. The clearing around the ship was littered with bodies, but they were running very low on ammo. Looking around Raziel saw that he was one of the few members of the group with combat weapons, not that they would do much good.

Raziel dropped his rifle and was down to his sidearm. There was nowhere left to go now.
“Hold!” Raziel shouted.
They formed up around the entrance to the ship, unsurprisingly the engineers now fled into the ship eager to escape death in a last stand. If they all had vibro-blades or spears of some kind they could hold off these aliens for longer, but as soon as their ammo ran out now they would be overran. Raziel braced himself and prayed that Cos would hurry.

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The four soldiers kept firing until the animals were on top of them. One of them dived at the raiders but was quickly shot to pieces. About 15 on the animals kept coming at them though. At least they were no longer running, after a barrage of firing in the faces of the foremost creatures the whole lot of them had slowed down.
“Hold you fire, only shoot when one attacks,” Raziel shouted. The creatures were circling them now looking for an opening in the group, they were happy to carry on circling slowly as long as they weren’t being shot at. The raiders gave them no such opening and almost as one, three creatures broke off and dived in a suicidal manner at them. Following precision shots from Epic and Kyp two creatures fell dead. The third would have broken into the group were it not for Montys who planted himself squarely in the path of the creature and fired off and many shots as he could. Montys was pummelled to the ground but soon came out from underneath the corpse.
As Montys stood up shakily and retook his position another group of the creatures charged.
“Hold fast!” shouted Raziel.
“We have to hold the entrance!”
Raziel saw that his own ammo count was dangerously low; he was down to 16 shots and one spare pack. At this rate they would be attempting hand-to-hand combat with these things in a matter of minutes. Raziel didn’t like the prospects and doubted they would last long in such an affair.

“Cosmic what the hell are you doing? We really need you down here!”
“We’re coming, we’ve got some help and the engineers are carrying some more ammo down with them,” Cosmic replied.
“Christ hurries up. In fifteen minutes we ain’t gonna be here!” Raziel shouted down the comms.
“Look these things are heavy, trust me we’re nearly at the exit”
“What things?” Raziel began to inquire, but he was cut off as one of the creatures got to epic and slashed at his leg. The force of the blow knocked Epic from his feet and he nearly landed on his head. Fortunately Kyp was there and he fended off the creature while Epic regained verticality.

Raziel reloaded his pistol and loosed off three shots at an advancing native. He let the slight recoil of the gun affect his aim so that the shots hit the creature in the leg, then the chest and finally the head.
All four members of the squad were standing on the edge of the platform which led up to the ship now and still another ten of the beasts were slowly stalking towards them
“Just &*$^*#~ Fire” Raziel shouted as loud as he could. He suddenly realised how exhausted he was now after just thirty minutes of holding these things back from the ship.

A hail of hot blasts smashed into the group of aliens, a few of them fell dead or nearing death, some of them shrugged off the blows but still more came on. The aliens could have been held back indefinitely had the raiders shots not faltered as people ran out of ammo. Still due to an exceptional training the soldiers held their ground, each man was covered by another man as he reloaded and they fell back in such a way that not one of the creatures got close enough to lash out with its deadly claws.

Unfortunately it didn’t last, just when the raiders had begun to hold their ground one of the beast got past. It managed to dive over their heads, turned and dived at Montys, who was unfortunately standing behind the other three men.
“Hold them!” Raziel shouted before he dived upon the creature atop of Montys. Unsheathing his knife he felt that pure rage he had felt when Cosmic had been wounded. He landed atop the creatures back and slashed wildly at it. The thing was incredibly fast and managed to turn and thrust Raziel from his back. Giving in completely to the animal instincts Raziel was relying on, he managed to roll to his feet and bring his knives about. He had his combat knives like he had held them before. The left in a sword arm grip, the left in a knife grip. Out of the corner of his eyes he saw Epic and Kyp frantically trying to hold them back, Montys was still down and not stirring. Raziel could see blood pooling near him and that it came from a cut artery under his left armpit. Raziel snarled and his face contorted in a look of rage. He wasn’t thinking now just relying on his reactions and instincts.
The creature held its body low to the ground, holding its claws out forward. It dived straight forward at Raz. Raziel didn’t know how he avoided the strike; he had done it automatically. He slashed at the beast with his left knife as it passed. The near-monomolecular edge of the blade cut straight through muscle and sinew, simultaneously he stabbed down with his right arm and his blade lodged in the back of the creature. It a desperate act it dropped itself upon Raz and slashed wildly with its claws. Raziel barely avoided the claws but managed to get in a last strike. His knife found the creature’s throat. There was a crunch as it passed through its larynx and a sharp crack as it struck home. The beast shudders then stopped still. Raziel looked down and saw how close the things claws had been to his own throat.
In a burst of rage he hacked and slashed at the dead creature, red blood covered the front of his armour as he retrieved his other knife. He got up in time to see Epic go down under a pack of creatures.

Raziel stopped still and his mouth formed a silent O until he saw Epic claw his way to his feet with only a bad head injury to show for it. Raziel hoped that hadn’t been caused by claws. Kyp was back-pedalling frantically from another three of them; somehow he was still hitting them accurately with a rifle. Raziel had no idea how he could possibly be doing that. Raziel only had a brief pause before one of them dived at him. Raziel ducked under the blow and brought a combat knife up under the attack deep into the things belly, there was no time for celebrations before another knocked him from his feet. Raziel held both knives before him at the ready and braced himself; well he would die with his weapons in his hands and his enemies in front of him. One creature retreated when Raziel severed its left claw and another would have had him had it not been for Kyp. Raziel heard the sound of boots on metal and a loud clang just before another dived at him. This creature cut straight through the armour on his left arm, he didn’t feel any pain even if he had been injured but lost his balance.

He would have been dead for certain this time had the creature not been hit twelve times before it even realised it was dead.
“GET DOWN!!” Raziel heard cosmic shout
The air around them was streaked with repeating rifle fire and creatures were falling everywhere.
“Need a hand?” Cosmic shouted
“We’ve got some ammo up here as well.”
Although his voice had been laced with sarcasm Cosmic’s face didn’t show it. He merely grimaced as he gunned down the aliens.
Raziel couldn’t believe what happened next. Almost as if nothing had happened both Kyp and Epic got to their feet calmly walked to the ammunition containers, reloaded and advanced down the walkway.
Raziel followed suit, but had to use the sidearm he had take earlier. The creatures were disturbed by this turn of events and had obviously not met heavy repeaters before. Less than ten of them escaped death and managed to disappear.

Cosmic and Snake were busy repositioning the Heavy rifles, whilst Epic, Raziel and Kyp tended any injuries they had.
Although not badly hurt Raziel had to remove all the rest of his Stormtrooper armour as the chemical the things claws had left on him slowly eroded it.
He was now only clad in the black figure hugging clothes he had left from his earlier days. They were the things he would have worn when stealing or assassinating. The material never made any noise when moved and did not restrict his movement in any way, whilst not being likely to catch on anything. Perfect for the purpose he had originally worn it for. Unfortunately right now he could do with a decent suite of armour to protect him.

The Moff was still safe within the ship, but shortly after their victory they had found Montys’ helmet. Unfortunately they had found nothing else of Montys. Cosmic and Snake were currently discussing a plan of action. The engineers were back to working on the engines.
Raziel pondered the way he had become nearly animal in thought earlier, whilst he carried on cleaning his rifle and returning his throwing knives.

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"Ok troops," began Cosmic. "Looks like these Beings have kidnapped Montys. We are going to rescue him immediately, but first, we must devise a plan...meaning we must find out where they're base is hidden first." Cosmic looked around at the troops who were silent.
"Anyone got any ideas on where this thing might live?"
Suddenly, Kyp spoke up.
"Yes sir!"
Cosmic's eyes lit up, thinking that no one knew.
"What is it, Kyp?"
"That strange rock formation that Raz and I passed by while we were on patrol...those rocks were very strange as if they were glued together or something...That also the place where we first spotted the first red light. That must be there base. I've also recorded the coordinates like Snake said so we could find our way back to that thing."
"Excellent," said Cosmic. "We will get ready to leave in a few minutes, but first, we have to decide about some things. This is the Being's fortress, we don't know how many lifeforms are down there. It'll take all of us to rescue Montys because I'm not taking any chances," said Cosmic. "So far, the mechanics have been trustworthy, they've even help defend against those Being's. My thought is is that they can come and help us as well. We'll just seal the ship tight and make sure no one gets into it before we come back."

The troops nodded their heads.

"We'd have to give the mechanics weapons to use against those Beings." Said Raz.
"They could use those little blaster pistols that they had...and speaking of which, I want you, Epic, to go ask where they got those immediately."

"Yes sir." Said Epic, and he left outside to where the mechanics worked.

"In the meantime," said Cosmic. "We are going to have to stock up big time for this rescue mission. I want to bring all the knives we can get on this mission...bring all the ammo and weapons we have...this thing takes a mighty hard punch and doesn't go down easy. Understood?"

Everyone nodded.

"Well," began Cosmic. "First things first. I want all of you to report to SickBay to get your scratches all fixed up, then we go get our stuff."

Everyone agreed and immediately walked towards SickBay where they helped themselves to the bacta, each giving themselves just a small amount.

"Sir," said Snake. "Shouldn't we bring along some bacta too? Just in case there are more injuries."

"Excellent thinking, Snake...give the order immediately."

Snake nodded and quickly told everyone else. The came in a few minutes later with Epic right behind them. One mechanic walked up to Cosmic.

"Sir, the engine is almost completely repaired. However, we only need two more hours."

"Very well. Have you been informed of our newly aquired mission?"

The mechanics nodded.

"Ok, very well, go get your pistols and report back here afterwards." Said Cosmic.
The mechanics walked away to get their pistols.
Cosmic turned to Epic.

"So how'd they get those pistols?"
"They're theirs. They said they had them hidden in the pod and when they went to repair the engines within the ship, one of the mechanics quickly got into the pod, took out the pistols and quickly handed passed them along, mechanic by mechanic. No one knew."

Cosmic nodded.

"At least I think they're on our side so far. They want to get off the planet as much as we do."
Epic nodded.
"Anyway, report to sickbay to get your scratches all cleaned up then load up on bacta too. Snake has already given the order."
Epic nodded and left for sickbay..Cosmic wasn't far behind....

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The squad was outside the ship with all their weapons and bacta ready in backpacks. Snake and Cosmic were locking up the corvette.
After they did so, they both walked to the squad and looked around.
The mechanics had their laser pistols out and the squad had their stormtrooper rifles poised.

"Ok, let's have a check." Said Cosmic.
"Ok, we got rifles, knives, and bacta?" Asked Cosmic.
"Check." Said Snake.
"We also have the strength of our superior squad is what counts." Said Cosmic. All squad members nodded.
"Ok, let's go get Montys and get out of here."

They the squad followed Kyp and Raz back to where they saw the huge rock formation. The walk took about twenty minutes.
During their trip, the squad noticed bushes rattle and suddenly move all of a sudden. Nothing came out or was seen, but it gave all the squad members a little chill down their spines.
The grass beneath them was soft and green. The scent of the air floated around the troops and comforted them as they took their long walk towards the huge rocks.
The sky was blue and the sun was warm. The whole planet seemed to go on forever. The trees in the forest were dark, but it was a beautiful site, for patches of light shown done from the canopy and made a beam of pure light down to the forest floor.

Finally, they arrived at their destination.

"Ok, everyone set?" Asked Cosmic.
Every trooper nodded.
"Ok."
"How we going to get through these rocks though?" Asked Raz.
"If we had some TNT we could blow them out." Said Epic.
"But we don't...we have to find another way in. Any thoughts?" Asked Snake.
Cosmic walked over to the rocks and pressed down on them. His hand went through the rocks and the rocks started to blur.

"Sir! Get away from there! The rocks are doing something." Yelled Kyp.
Cosmic shook his head.
"No. These rocks aren't real. They're holographic!"
The squad got closer.
"Really? Oh my God...he's right!" Said Raz, sticking his hand through the holographic rocks.
"They looked so real." Said Kyp.
"To keep newcomers thinking they were rocks." Said Cosmic.
"But why did they make them so glued together?" Asked Snake.
"That's an answer we'll probably never find out. Let's focus on our mission here...saving Montys. Looks like there's a little tunnel here underneath the holoprojectile. We can enter through here." Said Cosmic, pointing.

Everyone started walking through the tunnel one by one...

"Sir, this tunnel is made out of metal. Looks like these guys have found a way to create this stuff." Said Snake.

Cosmic nodded his head.

"Well, follow me." Said Cosmic, leading the way through the dark entrance.

After about a minute of pure walking, they saw light up ahead.
"Let's slow down a bit guys, and quiet! The tunnels ending about twenty meters ahead." Said Cosmic.
He slowly walked towards the light, getting a view of the 'Underworld'.

Tens of thousands of those Beings were inhabiting the place! Adults and young Beings were walking through tunnels, carrying cargo, crates....bodies.

"Looks like were not the only humans who had landed on this planet before...So far there's no sign of Montys.

"Ok guys, there's thousands of these Beings in this place. Any suggestions?" Asked Cosmic.
The squad didn't answer, for they stared at the Warriors of the Planet, carrying bodies of victoms who had before come them. Watching the pray move around the victoms of thousands of races from across the galaxy, thinking to themselves if they will be next....

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Cosmic saw a bunch of crates at one corner very close to them..he motioned with his finger to them...the squad nodded...Cosmic fingered the 1....2....3 count...the squad stealthly ran past the Beings that weren't looking and got behind the crates.

"Ok," began Snake, whispering. "What's the plan sir?"
Cosmic looked at the Beings.
"Wait a sec." Said Cosmic, staring at four Beings carrying bodies into a huge vault-like structure.
"Look over there...I think that's where they keep the bodies. Montys must have been put in there."
Snake nodded.
"We'll need a distraction so someone can get into that vault and see what's going on!" Said Snake.
"I'll go." Said Raziel, holding his rifle in one arm and his knife at its sheath.
"You think you can get in undetected?" Asked Cosmic.
"Hey, were the best at this kind of stuff. Of course I can do this." Said Raz. Cosmic nodded.
"Ok, we just need a distraction..Raz, when I say to, run towards those crates over there, we'll stay here and make an explosion with whatever we can find. I want to send a buddy with you Raz but that will be too risky."
"I understand."
"Ok get ready.....go!"

Raziel ran to the nearest crate and ducked behind it. The whole building was a dome structure with black ceilings and black floors. He was about fifty feet away from the vault. Waiting for the explosion to be heard, he waited until Cosmic blew it.

Cosmic poked his head up and looked around. He saw thousands of beings...not knowing where to look.
"This'll be a little bit more challenging...what can we use?" Asked Cosmic.
Snake looked around...so did Epic and Kyp.
Suddenly, Epic tapped Cosmic on the shoulder.

"Sir, aren't those carbonite containers over there?"
Cosmic squinted and saw them...yes!
"Yes they are soldier..good job! Snake, you think you can sniper in on those containers and blow 'em?"
Snake nodded.
"No problem."
Cosmic nodded and watched Snake take aim....he aimed...fired.

Cosmic saw the laser blast emit from the gun and soar through the room...it hit the containers and a huge explosion erupted. All the Beings stopped what they were doing and immediately got into a combat-like position...some of the Beings ran to the Carbonite to stop the emitting carbon.

Raziel saw his chance...two Beings dropped two bodies and ran to help the others. Raz ran towards the vault....forty feet.......thirty....20...almost there! He looked around and saw that no one noticed him yet...10....he made it! He quickly got inside the vault and took cover behind the huge door.

Cosmic saw Raz run and nod to himself. Cosmic gave Raz a thumbs up, he watched as Raz returned it...then he saw Raz disappear into the vault.

"He's in." Said Cosmic.
"What do we do now?" Asked Kyp.
"Well, we have to keep them distracted some how. There must be other things to blow." Said Cosmic.
"Don't you think sooner or later they'll start sending out search teams?"
Cosmic nodded.
"We'll just have to take them out before they can do anything." Said Cosmic.
"We'll have to knife'em." Said Epic.
Cosmic nodded.
"That's right..they have some sort of limited protection against our rifles...it has to be hand to hand.....

Cosmic watched as the thousands of beings started getting into their combat positions...he wondered what Raz had encountered so far....

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posted July 04, 2001 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Raziel   Click Here to Email Raziel        Reply w/Quote
Ignorant or simply just not heeding the explosion outside the vault two of the creatures walked on with 3 bodies being dragged un-caringly. Suddenly one of the corpses moaned and shuddered. The creatures dropped the bodies and one of them, almost lazily, ripped the throat out of the offending humans neck. The man would not die too quickly. They carried on dragging the bodies, no having a chance to see the shadow that detached itself from the wall and run away.

Raziel had spent eleven years, from the age of ten, before the army doing this kind of thing. However these creatures were superhuman, they appeared to have exceptional senses, much alike Raziel’s. Their falling point however, as Raz had found, their eyes ere very close at the front of their faces. Although they had incredible three-dimensional eyesight, they had an incredibly narrow field of vision. They made up for this somewhat by keeping constantly vigilant. Raziel was somewhat amused by the way their heads were always quickly jerking to the sides. As long as he kept quiet and well hidden he would have no problem getting in, getting out would be a completely different matter. He looked down at the black clothes he currently wore in the absence of armour and compared them to the brilliant white armour Montys would be wearing. He didn’t like to think of the prospects of having to carry another man out of here.

Raziel was amazed at how advanced these creatures really were. They had built themselves his entire complex and had some strange but advanced technology. He should have noticed something out of the ordinary by the way they had attacked earlier, but only cosmic had noticed it. He had no idea how this place was dimly lit; there was no sign of any light source at all. One thing he failed to understand was why they didn’t use weapons? Maybe they had never been researched here, or maybe there was some kind of ban like people had tried to impose upon super weapons being used against civilians.

Upon entering the chamber Raziel had found that it was in fact a corridor to begin with, three actually. They were probably where all people entering would be checked, but if there were any guards Cosmic and the others had distracted them sufficiently. Raziel was slipping along the sides of the cylindrical corridor at the moment, you could have been five feet away from him and you would never even notice his presence. Suddenly the corridor opened out into the biggest chamber Raziel had ever seen. Thousand and thousands of bodies were lined up on table, a green mist filled each and there was a layer of it on the floor.

Realising where he was Raziel stopped gawking and hit the floor. How the hell was he meant to find a single person in amongst these bodies? Raziel lay in thought for a few moments before edging his way further into the chamber; with the darkness and mist he could hide here for days. The problem arose with having to try and stand up and spot gleaming white armour. Hundreds of the creatures were slowly moving around the place, going from chamber to chamber. Doing what Raziel didn’t want to know.

It took him fifteen minutes to slide his way to the area where newer corpses were being dragged to, he had had to dodge creature at every turn. When he got their he managed to edge his way up to his feet against a wall and managed to position himself so as to appears as one of the shadows. For another twenty minutes he stayed perfectly still observing the room. He remembered the time five years ago when he had stayed motionless in the room of some drugs baron for two days, because of motion sensors. The man had eventually returned and hadn’t even seen his death coming; currently Raziel was employing these skills in a very different manner.

Soon another batch of the prisoners were brought across, Raziel didn’t know what the rest of his squad were doing outside at this moment but it was loud, very loud.
Damn, there he was! Three aliens stood within arms reach of Raziel all crowding around the latest group of bodies, one of which was wearing, what was previously white, Stormtrooper armour. Raziel saw Montys shudder and felt his heart skip a beat.
‘Damnit no don’t move!’ he thought. Too late. With the reactions of an animal all three were crowding around him
“Oh F*** it!” Raziel mumbled. Taking a step back up the wall to gain some height Raziel dived into them.
Appearing to have gone insane Raziel hacked and slashed in all directions, however the attacks were precision thrusts and two of them fell dead. The third however dived out of reach and slashed back at Raziel. Rid of his encumbering armour Raziel managed to dive away. He also had the common sense to roll into the mist and disappear. The creature began scanning the darkness for the missing human, it was highly intelligent but simply couldn’t understand how the thing had disappeared from its view. Raziel held his breath hoping that the thing wouldn’t be able to see it. Fortunately he was saved by Montys. The man leaned upright and moaned, desperately trying to focus on something. The creature turned his back, temporarily forgetting his prey and Raziel had an opening. The creature turned, hearing a whistling, and got a knife in the face for its troubles.

Raziel roughly picked up Montys and slung him over one shoulder, hefting a pistol in his free hand. Turning to the entrance he saw about ten creatures turning back towards him, obviously disturbed by the noise. Raziel turned and fled, there was only one way out left. A small tunnel at the back of the passage that only led downwards. With adrenalin pumped legs Raziel disappeared down the passageway, closely followed by five grunting aliens.

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posted July 04, 2001 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for g5   Click Here to Email g5        Reply w/Quote
((this goes before Cos's last post there))
As snake realized the original distraction was wearing off he remembered a trick from his past. originally done with a smaller blade he figured he could work it with a plasma cutter. "cos, cut into these crates and find something to distract them long enugh for me to get into a different hiding spot. i have a way to confuse them and take one or 2 down"
"ok, i've got something" Cos tossed the flare out onto the floor as he lit it. the light attracted the attention of the aliens and Snake managed to slip away to another group of crates. he wispered thanks and co ngratulations over the com. waiting for one of the last Beasts to walk by he grabbed the cutter and got ready to start it. then about the last thing came by his set of crates and as soon as it's back was turned snake slid out and lit up the cutter. as soon as it was operating he reacxhed up and ran the cutting beam along the beasts cartoid artery on the right and then on the left. as soon as the slice was made he was back behind the crates.
By the time the beast even realized anything was happening Snake was hidden and the cutter was off. Drawn by the woulnded creatures screams all the other aliens turned towards him. They couldn’t understand how their friends life had been drained so quickly with no apparent cause. All the commotion and noise this caused was also suficient to draw the attention of Raz’s pursuers just lang enough to drop into the mist with Montys. The beasts walked right past Raz and Montys without noticing. A few minutes later, after there were no sounds to be heard Raz started dragging Montys up the tunnel and out into the large caverns.

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posted July 05, 2001 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Anakin   Click Here to Email Anakin        Reply w/Quote
Anakin stops the training simulation and walks in where the troops are standing.

"Ok first off I'd just like to say sorry for not catching this quicker and waisting posts."

Ok I'd like to take a quote from the Elite Squad Competition Outline.

    A. Storynet – Troops will be taken from Planet to Planet in our System in search of certain objectives for each Squad. They will encounter obstacles and traps that they will be required to dig themselves out of. The squad that handles these situations more “realistically” and with greater skill along with the most posts will receive a higher percentage on the storynet part of the competition.

Now realisitcally an entire squad would have absolutely no chance against a force sensitive creature with a lightsaber. Second of all, a very common rule in the VE. All Personnel using a lightsaber must be listed within the VEDJ ranks. It takes a person vast ammounts of training to properly wield a lightsaber and only one in tune with the force can do it. Cos I think you've been warned of that already so I will not persue the matter.

This compeition was set up that you guys always follow the objective, and leave the story twists up to the administrators. I have deleted every post after the introduction of the "force sensative" beings, in order to avoid controversy.

"You guys have done most excellent so far and I would advise you to keep with the objective."

"You may continue" Anakin said as he saluted and walked out of the training room. The squad was then placed back into the simulation.

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[This message has been edited by Anakin (edited July 06, 2001).]

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