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Majere
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posted October 06, 2000 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Majere   Click Here to Email Majere        Reply w/Quote
[OOC: If you are unfamiliar with what went on for Chapter Three please take the time to read it first. Then feel free to continue this story.]

Athran stood in the large jedi training centre practicing his lightsaber skills. He considered himself pretty good but this next mission will probably test that and more. If what Threeof4 said was right, and this Light Jedi Master could defeat Master Majere then this was not a fight that he wanted. It is for this reason that he requested help from the Dark Council. Threeof4 said that he could lead a small team of about 5 jedi. The other jedi will be needed to do their other jobs, but he could have his pick of anyone. All he waited for was the Acting Grand Master, Lord Atrus, to respond with who will be going with him. In addition to this complication, Atrus needed to infiltrate a capitol ship that was under fire. The infiltration would be easy, the problem is finding the ship. It will no doubt have some sort of Jedi Camo. effect on it to prevent Majere from being noticed. Athran hoped that he would find the ship before it is destroyed. He also hoped that he would be off of the ship before it was blown up. Suddenly Athran realized that fear was starting to overake him. Athran thought to himself, "I must stay calm, let the fear consume me. Let me control this fear and use it." As Athran started to feel more in tune with the darkside of the force, his lightsaber skills seemed to go up ten fold.

"Sir, ten minutes to exit hyperspace." announced over the speaker in Threeof4's quarters.

"I will be there in a minute," said Threeof4 as he placed down his glass. Threeof4 looked at the bottle of ale he just drank and realized that he wasn't even drunk. Threeof4 stood up, grabbed his uniform, and walked to the command deck. All he could think of was, "At least I know what cures nightmares."

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Daishi
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posted October 06, 2000 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daishi   Click Here to Email Daishi        Reply w/Quote
As Daishi came back into counsciousness he immediately noticed he was no longer on the Death's Nest but the Royal Barkalounger. To his suprise Atrus was at the controls.

"What the frak happened?" Daishi asked as he rubbed his head and sat up.

"A peice of debris fell from the ceiling of the Death's Nest's bridge and knocked you uncounscious, fortunately your Captain Greyscuttle managed to get you down to the hanger for evac before the Death's Nest went up. I'm taking you over to the Mustang for now. I saw a ship leave the other frigate and I sensed that it contained your enemy for this fight." Atrus replied.

"I suspected Jansom would be able to get away. Frak I am suprised I survived this stunt, I'll be lucky to keep my command in the IW after this." Daishi replied as he staggered over to the co-pilot's chair.

"Well we aren't out of this yet, we still have to get past those corvettes." Atrus replied.

"Just keep us alive for a few minutes and I'll be able to put together a patch on the stealth device." Daishi muttered as he began to stagger to the rear of the Royal Barkalounger.

"Just don't get knocked out again and we got a deal." Atrus replied as a smile went across his face.

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"Indecent exposure is fun." Sonatina

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posted October 13, 2000 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Reesbon Fortis   Click Here to Email Reesbon Fortis        Reply w/Quote
===( Aboard the Maurdarder Corvette Templar)===
Reesbon stood on the deck of the corvett staring out into the blue white streakes of hyperspace. The Bridge was filled with a few loyal Zuntarian officers and some crew that Reesbon had to actually hire to run the ship. The outside of the Marauder Corvette was scarred with turbo laser burns and missile impact marks. This ship had been through alot, but hopefully it wouldn't be all in vain.
A bridge LT shouted over to Reesbon, "We are entering the area in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1."
The Blue streaks of hyperspace quickly turned white. Then streakes of white lines slowly condensed into tiny specks of light.
"We are here." Reesbon mumbled to himself. "But where are they?"
"Run a full sensor sweep of the area." He shouted out to the OPS officer.
"Nothing sir, but we are picking up a deactivated hyper bouy."
"Splice it and find its latest co-ordinates."
Reesbon orderd.

They splicers came back to Reesbon's office on the ship. They carried a stack of datacards with tons of processed data.
"We finially hacked the darn thing. It seems to be Imperial make like you said, I just hope our calculations are right." The head technician said with a annoyed look on his face.
"What are the last co-ordinates?" Reesbon's eye's narrowed.
"It seems to be pointing to a System right outside of bastion."
"Excellent", Reesbon's face softend. "Set a course and notify me when we get to the system."
"But Admiral," the officer said with a sharp tone in his voice, "we have sufferd enough damage in our civil war. The vast empire is in the midle of a nasty war right now. We can't afford to.."
Reesbon sharply cut him off, "I left the VE a long time ago, but now its time for me to return. The Civil war is over, and I have a duty to pay to the VE. Resume your current orders, Crewman."
"Yes sir," the Technician said as he slightly lowerd his head.
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Reesbon could feel his vision blur for a split second as the ship jerked. A signal light flashed on his desk to alert him that the ship has arived.
(On the Bridge)
He looked out over the dark recesses of space to see a StarDestroyer escorted by multiple imperial ships being attacked by a small NR assult fleet and mutiple Assault Transports.
His eyes narrowed and he could feel his heart rate increase. "Set a direct course for the Stardestroyer and set a defense position." Reesbon's hand pointed out over the Viewport.
The Corvette charged full speed at the attacking ships. Although a large ship it could fly an excellent flank and protection position with the Stardestroyer.
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(On the Devestator)
High General Spartacus looked out over his view screen. "Who in palpatines name is that?" He almost shouted.
The deck officer quickly scrambled to his sensors. "Ahhh.. Its IFF code is Zuntarian sir. Its designation is the Templar." the LT said with a shaky voice.
The general held down a COM button on his counsole. "This is High General Spartacus, identify yourserlf."
He waited to heard a static filled reply.
"This is Rear Admiral Reesbon Fortis or the Zuntarian Gaurd. I am seeking asylum with the Vast Empire. I was an officer here, in the Vast Empire. I am seeking to return to serve the Empire once again."
The General quickly replied, "This is no time for introductions. Fly a position at mark 4 and help us defend the Devestator.
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I hope I got all the names correct..
If not just make the proper "mental changes" :P

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posted October 14, 2000 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daishi   Click Here to Email Daishi        Reply w/Quote
As Daishi looked up from his handy work he could tell that the Royal barkalounger would now survive this fight.

"Atrus hit the big green button directly to your left give or take a few inches because of the size difference between the two of us." Daishi said into his communicator.

"Well if you insist." Atrus replied over the comm as he mashed the designated button.

A slight hum came from the device Daishi had been working on. With this Daishi walked back up to the cockpit.

"What ever you did it seemed to make them not hit us nearly as much as before." Atrus remarked as he noticed Daishi resume his position in the co-pilot's chair.

"I managed to put a temporary patch on the stealth device installed on this ship. While not being a cloaking device it does provide a modicum of protection esspecially combined with the matte black paint job." Daishi responded with an obvious grin on his face.

"Then this ride should be over a lot sooner now that I don't have to evade as much." Atrus replied with a slight grin of his own.

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posted October 15, 2000 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jackal   Click Here to Email Jackal        Reply w/Quote
**Onboard the ISD-II Devastator**

Bright sparks and flashes of light could be seen from most of the windows on the bridge of the Devastator. The sirens had just been shut off and there was almost a deafening silence about the large room.
"Sir, damage reports just came back." A young officer spoke as he ran towards the Captain.
"Status?" Vice Admiral Jackal asked.
"Not too bad sir, the ship is holding just fine, but sheilds are lowering. We did as you told and switched some power from the engines and put more into the sheilds, but progress on that is slow." the officer reported.
"Alright, keep the power switched until I tell you otherwise, we aren't going anywhere right now anyway." Jackal said as he turned to watch the remaining squadrons take off.

A hiss from one of the doors on the bridge caused Jackal to turn on his heels and face the noise. A few stormtrooper came in holding an encrypted datapad.
"This message just arrived sir." the trooper said as he handed him the pad and turned to walk away.
Jackal pressed in the long password and waited for the message to pop up. He began to mumble as he read it to himself.
"I took the liberty of dispatching a 'Special' squad to come to your aid. Just incase they try to get on your ship. I think you will find the troopers to be most adequit. -High General Crysus"
"Officer, send a message to the squadrons that there will be a transport coming here shortly. Make sure it gets through." Jackal ordered as a slight burden was lifted off of his chest.

**Onboard the Army transport 'Everclear'**

"Finally! It's about time we get to prove ourselves boys!" Captain TJ, Squad Commander of the Iron Horses exclaimed as the ship continued speeding towards the Devastator.
He looked around at his troopers, the best, and they would now get their chance to prove it. That is, if the Rebels happen to get some people onto the Devastator. TJ was dishearted about that thought, it wasn't likely they would even get close to doing that, but there was always a chance...

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posted October 15, 2000 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TJ   Click Here to Email TJ        Reply w/Quote
The possibility of rebels breaching the Devastator was growing rapidly. Many Rebel Troop transports were circling in close to the damaged ISD and it had just lost half of it's sensors and from the cockpit of the Everclear, TJ saw three of the transports move in for docking and a fourth deploying squads of troopers in Zero G suits. "This is going to get ugly," TJ thought.

A voice crackled over the radio,"Thanks for coming Everclear, we need the help."

"Copy that," the pilot responded.

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Just as the transport lifted out of the hangar, TJ watched as three X-Wings flew by spitting Torpedoes at the Everclear and sending it spiraling away from the Devastator in a firey ball.

"No, Dalsoon," TJ thought as he watched his friends shuttle explode,"this is going to be one long battle."......

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posted October 15, 2000 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fury   Click Here to Email Fury        Reply w/Quote
The wierd thing about flying escort to an old transport aboard an every older droid troopcarrier was that CPL Fury and Squad 3 were not alone in their lunacy. That and the strange group of people who pass promotions through despite the fact that an attack was ongoing (but Fury didn't mind that so much).

Actually, Fury himself wasn't flying this crate, a volunteer from the Tililix was. Actually, there were volunteers crammed to the gills in the ship - gunners, mechs, medtechs, and one guy mixing up a noxious creamed Yuzzem with citrus from a food synthesizer long out of calibration. The smell even permeated past the filters in his helmet.

In any case, a couple of the other transports had disgorged fighters, freighters, bombers, and other armed craft to free up VE craft needed in quelling the forces attacking the fleet. Between them all they still had a pretty ad hoc force, with the added bonus of Squad 3 in zero-G gear, just in case a target of opportunity showed itself.

Luckily, with the Memories of Tililix being near the center of the civilian flotilla, the C-9979 Landing Ship (dubbed the Relic by the crew) had pretty fair freedom of moment to assist other ships under fire. Primarily the majority of the opposition came in the form of starfighters, but already a Strike Cruiser, two Agave-class pickets, and even a Majestic-class cruiser had been dispatched; though at a heavy loss.

Comm channels were buzzing at the moment over the discovery that most of the attacking ships were escorting an Endurance-class fleet carrier tending assistance to a Bothan Assault Carrier. If either of these two ships could be captured or destroyed, it would get the whole of the civilian group out of immediate harm.

Already various fighters were converging into actual groups to prepare for an assault. SGT Snake was in contact with at least twenty other ships looking for boarding troops and ships to carry them. Various other logistical plans and manuevers were taking place on dozens of ships.

It all summed up to mean one thing to Fury. Apparently, Squad 3 was about to go back into the stormtrooper business.

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posted October 16, 2000 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Talon   Click Here to Email Talon        Reply w/Quote
Talon had to put his hand in front of his face to shield his eyes from the light exploding Everclear. He tapped a button on his arm and waited.

Captain TJ had just landed and watched his ride blow up when his belt started humming. He grabbed his comm-link from his belt and sighed, "TJ here."

Talon leaned forward and said, "WAZAP!"

"Talon??? Where are you?" TJ asked after picking his comm-link back up.

Talon replied, "Look up... A little higher... higher, there!"

TJ furrowed his brow and asked, "You're trying to breach the Devistator in Zero G gear?" In response, the chest of the Zero G trooper exploded as a laser burned through and harmlessly nicked the shields of the Devistator.

As the trooper slowly floated away, two small flashes of propulsion rockets flared. TJ could hear the smile on Talon's face as he said, "First Lieutenant Talon and Second Lieutenant Exar Kun, reporting!"

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When Talon and Exar Kun got out of their Zero G suits, they rejoined the EIH squadron and TJ filled the two in on their mission.

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posted October 17, 2000 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Athran   Click Here to Email Athran        Reply w/Quote
--SSD Mustang: Athran’s Quarter’s—

Athran sat tapping his fingers on his desk out of puzzlement. He didn’t know who to take with him, or even a clue what ship Majere would be on when they got to their destination where Threeof4 said they would find Majere. Athran thought that hopefully with the help of his fellow Dark Jedi that the rescue of Majere would be easy, but anticipated the worst.

He got up and walked to Three’s office to tell him who he wanted to help him on the rescue mission.

“Sir, Athran is here to see you,” said Threeof4’s assistant.

“Send him in,” replied Threeof4.

Athran walked in gave a quick bow, and handed Threeof4 a list of Dark Jedi members.

“So this is who you want to help you find Majere?” questioned Threeof4.

“Yes, I feel that each member will be a key element in finding him,” replied Athran.

“Ok, I have no problem with them, but find Majere soon, I feel it may be to late,” replied Threeof4 with a morose look on his face.

“I will not give up till he is found, Sir,” replied the Dark Jedi.

Athran got up, bowed, and quickly exited. He immediately went to his office and got on his comlink to get in touch with the team that would be accompanying him to rescue FM Majere. He told the four to meet him in the Jedi Training center on the Mustang at six tomorrow.

--SSD Mustang- Next Day- Jedi Training Center---

Where is Athran wondered a young jedi, just now learning the ways of the Dark Side of the force. He checked the time, 5 minutes past the meeting time, where could he be?! And where is everyone else that is supposed to be on the team?

As soon as the young Dark Jedi turned around he saw one of the Griffen members that Athran must have requested be on the mission, TJ.

The young jedi bowed to the Dark Jedi Knight standing before him and then greeted him….

“Hey TJ, how ya been?” asked Talon.

“I am fine Talon, how about yourself?” asked TJ.

“I am….” Replied Talon

Just then the door to the training center open and another fellow Jedi entered. The two Jedi in the room bowed and greeted their fellow companion on the journey, SiriusV.

“Hey guys, where’s Athran at? He said to meet him here if I wanted to help find FM Majere,” said SiriusV.

“Not sure, it’s not to like Athran to be late,” replied Talon.

“You guys heard anything of the whereabouts of Majere?” asked SiriusV.

“Nope, not a thing, they have been keeping it kinda hush-hush,” replied TJ

“This is the first I even heard that he was confirmed missing,” replied Talon.

The door to the training center once again opened. ExarKun and Athran walked in the room, and greeted their fellow Dark Jedi.

“I am glad you all could make it,” said Athran.

“As you know, FM Majere is missing, and we are the ones who will find him. Three has informed me that he is in the area, but that is all we know. He is most likely on a rebel ship, we will have to figure out the rest. We have probe druids combing the nearby spaceports as we speak, as soon as something remotely odd shows up, we are there,” stated Athran.

“I warn you now, the Light Jedi who overtook Majere is very skilled in the force. If he can over take a Dark Jedi Master, he will be quite a battle for any one of us. That is why we must stay together on the ship, when it is found, and overtake the Light Jedi together, and get Majere out of there,” ordered Athran.

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General Athran
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[This message has been edited by Athran (edited October 17, 2000).]

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posted October 19, 2000 12:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Crysus   Click Here to Email Crysus        Reply w/Quote
**Onboard the troop transport Prodigy**

"This is the transport Prodigy requesting departure." A young pilot squeekily spoke into his headset.
"Departure confirmed, godspeed Prodigy." was the solumn responce.

The transports main engines fire up and it slowly left the hangar of the Variant, a late model Star Destroyer that was part of the second wave of Vast Empire forces.

"How much longer will it be, pilot?" a voice asked quietly from the back.
"One standard hour sir. I'll turn on the holocom for you." the pilot answered.
He depressed a small green button on his control panel and a small cylinder popped up in the back of the transport. The passenger turned to watch the program that it emmited.

**Onboard the ISD-II Devastator**

"Blast you Crysus!" Jackal said to himself,"you send me a squad of troopers and some of them decide to leave for the Mustang, like it can't fend for itself..."
"Sorry to inturrept the conversation you were having with yourself, sir, but there is a transport requesting a landing." the communications officer informed the Captain.
"What is the name of the ship?" he asked.
"The Prodigy, sir."
Vice Admiral Jackal scratch the nonexistant beard on his chin while thinking.
"Oh! oh! oh!, Hurry, hurry, let it dock!" he joyfully ordered.

**Onboard the Prodigy**

"Sir, we are about to dock with the Devastator." the pilot called back into the transport.
"Very good, thank you." was the reply.

(bah... it is getting late and I have to get some sleep, i'll finish this later...)

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posted October 21, 2000 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Athran   Click Here to Email Athran        Reply w/Quote
----- SSD Mustang ----

“Athran, I need you in my office ASAP!” ordered Threeof4 through the comlink.

It is 4 o’clock in the morning, what in the world could it be?! Athran wondered to himself and then sat up and immediately alerted the other 4 members of the team to tell them they MAY have a location on Majere. Athran immediately got dressed and proceeded to the Three’s quarters.

Athran went into the room and heard the end of a recording…

“Sir, we don’t know what it is, but there is some kind of ship 2 clicks in front of us. We can’t get a visual on it, but it is barely picked up on our radar,” said a squadron commander.

“All right, just proceed slowly, and get an identification if you can. If anything even looks odd, I want you guys out of there,” said the ship’s captain.

“Will do, sir,” replied the weary squadron commander.

Athran could just visualize the squad creeping slowly up to get a quick identification and get out of there. He knew how tense the pilots had to be and how crucial they knew it was to get the information and get back to their ship safely.

“One click from the target,” said the squadron commander with a crack in his voice.

“I want all power to engines, now let’s identify that ship,” commanded the squad commander.

You could hear the engines power up and the barrage of laser fire being pummeled at the unsuspecting TIES.

“Evasive maneuvers,” ordered the squad commander.

You could hear the explosions of the TIES one by one as they were shot down mercilessly.

After a brief pause…

“We have the location of where the TIES were when this happened. It was around 2 hours ago, if your team hurries we might just beable to catch them in the area. We are sending the Victory II Class Star Destroyer Vengeance along with an additional squad of fighters to escort you on your way over,” commanded Three.

Three looked up from his desk, his eyes with a glossy look to them.

“This may be the only chance to get Majere, after the ship is disabled, we’ll be transporting you and your team aboard. Then it is all up to you guys from there,” commanded Three.

“We will recover Majere,” replied the Dark Jedi Knight.

“I hope you do,” replied Three as he poured another shot glass full of ale.

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posted October 22, 2000 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SiriusV   Click Here to Email SiriusV        Reply w/Quote
-----Aboard SSD Mustang-----
SiriusV woke up in a start as the buzzer beside his bed buzzed impatiently. He immediately pressed the release for the door and shook his head as Athran entered. His hurried steps alerted SiriusV, and as he stood up to greet Athran, he was expectant of a bout of good news that Majere's has been located.

Athran panted, catching his breath. After a while, he recovered, and addressed to SiriusV.

'SiriusV, the whereabouts of Majere has been found, or we are very sure that he is where we had located.'

'Really? Where is he then?'

'I will elaborate more after we have called up the other 3 members to the bridge first.'

'Sure.'

---After 3 minutes---
ExarKun, TJ and Talon hurried into the bidge of SSD Mustang. It was evident that they had followed SiriusV's thought and they stood expectantly, waiting for Athran to speak.

'Greetings ExarKun, TJ and Talon. We have found the whereabouts of Majere.'

'According to Threeof4, an unidentified ship was 2 clicks in front of us about 5 minutes before, but they couldnt get a visual of it and it was barely picked up by our ship's radar. A squadron was sent to identify the ship but they were destroyed. We are very sure that this could be the ship that kidnapped Majere and in which he is held hostage now. We will be leaving immediately for the enemy's ship in Shuttle AA-401, with Victory II class Star Destroyer Vengeance along with an additional squad of TIE Fighters. Our mission is very clear: To rescue Majere. Get all your neccessary equipment and we will meet at Central Boarding Bay in 1 minutes' time'

ExarKun, TJ, Talon and SiriusV bowed in acknoeledgement and hurried off to get their respective items needed.

---At the Central Boarding Bay---
SiriusV ploped into one of the seats for pessengers in Shuttle AA-401. The shuttle was better known as Shuttle Darkshield and it has the most advanced weapon and defence systems among all the rest in the Vast Empire. The shuttle was obviously choosen because when Majere is rescued, a good shuttle was needed to escort him to safety.
The door slided open and ExarKun stepped into the room. SiriusV stood and greeted him. They sat down an started a conversation.

'ExarK, do you feel that we would succeed in this mission?'

'There cant be any failures. Majere is one of our most senior officers in the Vast Empire. I am very sure that we would bring him back.

'But the Light Jedi must be powerful right?'

'I think that with 5-against-1, we should be able to pull it off. Have you got what you need? '

SiriusV pulled out his lightsaber, newly polished and in good condition.

'I only need this. This would be my closes partner in the mission.'

'True'

The door slided open again and they were joined by TJ, Talon and Athran. TJ would be navigating the Shuttle as he had the most experience, including in the Elite Viper Squadron.

'All set?' Athran asked.

'Yes'

'Then off we go. Remember, there can only be success in this mission. No room for mistakes.'

The Shuttle's engine roared as it sped out into the space, followed by a Star Destroyer and a squadron of TIE fighters.

[This message has been edited by SiriusV (edited October 22, 2000).]

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posted October 23, 2000 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daishi   Click Here to Email Daishi        Reply w/Quote
Daishi resisted the urge to sleep. He knew he had a concusion from the debris falling from the Death's Nest and was fortunate to even be counscious right now. This mattered little as Daishi was ready to end this particular battle.

"Dai, you should get to med bay." Atrus said as he followed Daishi to the command center.

"True but I can do more good here, now then I could in med bay." Daishi replied as he entered the lift.

"Alright, you win but I am going to make sure you get to med bay as soon as this fight is finished." Atrus retorted as he joined Daishi in the lift.

The clammour of battle filled the command center of the Mustang and Daishi knew full well what he could do with what he now knew.

"IF I COULD HAVE EVERYONE'S ATTENTION FOR A MOMENT." Daishi shouted over all the noise.

Everyone looked up from thier posts as Daishi walked to the holographic read out of the battle.

"First with the confirmation of Atrus I would like to inform you that I am the tactical officer for the Vast Empire Navy now. Second I want some clear dedicated comm channels readied. One for each unit. We are going to kick this ragtag fleet of the rebels into the next sector." Daishi spoke as he adjusted his stance.

With a nod of acknowladgement from Atrus the crew got about to thier tasks. Daishi immediatly set his talents in tactics to work.

"All right, the enemy doesn't have much that can stand up to our Star Destroyers. I want all medium and small capital ships to form up into a combat box formation around our convoys. Next pull the Nemises and Devastarortoward us. Keep all starfighters concentrating on the enemy's star fighters. Next I would like to have the Mustang make a thirty degree turn to port." Daishi barked out.

[If anyone would like to continue the rule that no plan of battle survives contact with the enemy they may do so but I'd like to finish this myself.]

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posted October 23, 2000 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fury   Click Here to Email Fury        Reply w/Quote
Onboard the NR Endurance-class carrier Caamasi Justice

CPL Fury took a moment to breathe in some air not laden with smoke and burned plastisteel. For the moment, the enemy had fallen back. The attack force of Squad 3 and various civilian volunteers had managed to rout all opposition thus far. Fury and company had infiltrated the ship after their mixed force flotilla had bludgeoned a path to this particular vessel. The Bothan Assault Cruiser Lktim, already damaged, was scuttled by it's crew rather than have it overtaken by a bunch of civilians, freighter pilots, traders, and one squad of stormtroopers. Of course the enemy didn't know the true composition of their forces. Good thing too, as one BAC with half it's weaponry might have taken out the entire force.

But even if there was no second wave behind them, this outfit knew how to fight. Using zero-G gear (for Fury, the first time since training), Squad 3 forced an entrance through a port side observation deck; while their fellow volunteers chose to raid a hangar and enter through a section which had atmosphere. Sensible, and effective as it turned out.

After two hours of straight firing into clumps of New Republic bodies, Fury was really looking for a break. His blaster was currently a SoroSuub Stormtrooper One that had obviously been filched off a dead trooper at some point in the past. Power cells abounded for more antiquated weapons like these.

Intel had said that the New Republic was not involved in the ambush, but the new vessels begged the question: weren't they at least supporting the attackers? And it wasn't as if the ships did not return fire. New ships, old blasters - who knew what the right answer was?

Either way, they were the enemy. Now joined up with the volunteer forces, whose good cheer was tempered by the obvious news that they were far fewer in number than before boarding the Justice, the Imperial forces were in command of everything but the bridge deck. Engineering, storage, hangars, communications - all were being manned by civilian crewmen coming from the transports. Of course, they were now boarding through much easier methods than those before them. Basically, the Vast Empire seemed to have another spoil of war on their hands. If the bridge could be taken intact it would be a better prize.

Fury's tac channel hissed, "Attention squad, this is Snake." The sergeant was for all intents and purposes, the CO of all forces and had stayed on the Relic to better supervise matters. "I have made contact with the high command and they may have a mission for us. There seems to be some need of our special abilities somewhere down the spacelanes and I have volunteered our squad to participate. I am awaiting a reply to see if we have been chosen to go. I know you are close to completing your duty there, so wrap it up and hopefully I'll have us an assignment before you head back to the Relic. Snake out."

Just when he thought this boarding raid was merely the highlight of a really boring patrol run, Squad 3 might latch on to a better assignment. Fury could live with that. If he could live through this bridge raid.

Fury had his own worries about a bridge full of mercs, pirates, or New Republic troops - maybe commandos. Maybe all of the above. "Alright, split into three groups. HE grenades for the blast doors. Concussion grenades once we get through. Group Two, use stun bolts and head for the electronics array and command post. The other two groups will cover you with smoke and selective fire. We want this bridge intact. Fire and advance. Unarmored personnel - you will work the flanks and flush out anyone lying in wait. Now let's take this ship!"

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posted October 25, 2000 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daishi   Click Here to Email Daishi        Reply w/Quote
Daishi watched as his orders were carried out and the enemy force responded. So far all the reactions had been as he anticipated.

"Now we wait. Keep all ships on superioty status. I want a flying V with the Mustang at center. Have the Nemisis and Devastator form up on each side. On my next mark make best possible speed after completing a twelve degree turn to port." Daishi hoped that his concusion was not throwing off his calaculations or otherwise the ships now following his orders would find themselves in a hard pressed fight for survival.

"Mark." Daishi said with a hint of a sigh.

The raiding ships instead of pressing thier attack on the convoy were forced to respond to the threat now bearing down on them. Forming up to take on the weaker flank of the flying V, the Nemisis, Daishi knew his gamble paid off.

The rapidly dwindling fighters of the raiding force were not concentrating on one task at a time like the Vast Empire's. What few were left also formed up to take on the Nemisis.

Daishi seeing this knew that the Nemisis would be sevearly damaged if things kept proceeding the way they were.

"I want every fighter we got to form up with the Devastator. I want the Devastator to make a ninety degree turn to starboard and the Mustang to go negative Zed maximum until the Devastator clears the Mustang. As soon as the Devastator is in vissual contact with the enemy I want every fighter to make a mad swarm on the enemy fighters. Initiate manuevere now." Daishi ordered.

The warhead streaks could already be seen heading toward the Nemisis. The raiding force reacted swiftly when the bulk of the Mustang no longer provided a sensor shadow for the other vessal forming the flying V. The swarm of Imperial fighters began tearing through what remained of the raiding forces fighters and with such close proximity the Devastator and Nemisis opened up on the enemy warships and warheads.

Then Daishi noticed what he had not seen earlier, the raiding forces own medium and small capital ships were still heading toward the convoy. Daishi knew that with thier numerical superiority that the convoy escorts wouldn't last long.

"All right as soon as all enemy fighters have been destroyed I want every fighter that can carry warheads to return to thier mother ship and rearm with heavy anti-ship weapons. All other fighters are to provide close support and escort incase we missed any enemy fighters. Have the convoy escorts form up to the starboard bow area of the convoy and be ready to fade aft as neccessary." Daishi barked out.

The fight was no where near over and everyone knew it. All Daishi could do now was sit back and wait for the fighters to rearm and finish the raiding force.

As soon as the fighters were done rearming Daishi knew that the advantage still did not guarentee victory.

"All right let's do this one target at a time. Our first target is what remains of that impstarduece. Second target the impstar to our starboard. Third target shall be the final impstar of the raiding force. From there we just go down the line from biggest to smallest, always one ship at a time. In case of a tie we go for the closest of the ones that are tied." Daishi said as he started drifting off.

"Allright Daishi, you have done your job and then some. It is time to get you down to med bay and get you checked out." Atrus spoke for the first time in a while from behind Daishi.

"Very well. I can tell now is not the time to argue." Daishi replied as he left the command center.

Daishi could tell from his bed in med bay that the battle was over when he saw wouned being transferred to the Mustang from other ships.

"I take it the battle went well?" Daishi asked almost retoracly.

"For the most part. We lost some transports but fortunately they were carrying mostly manufactured goods." The form standing beside Daishi said.

Daishi winced at the "mostly" and realized who was standing over him.

"I take it I am to be reprimanded for my slopy command of the situation." Daishi queried.

"No. I actually came to thank you for your performance despite your injuries. The medics tell me that not only did you have a concussion but you also had broken ribs and a hair line fracture in your left arm. I think with all of that you performed to no less than I expect from a healthy officer." Three replied.

"Once again I have amazed myself then. Despite all that I neverr felt any pain and only toward the end did I feel the full effects of my concusion." Daishi muttered as he lay there staring at the ceiling.

The battle was over and Daishi felt like he needed a vacation. All that was left was to recover Majere. Again Daishi felt like he should be helping somehow with that.

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posted October 25, 2000 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TJ   Click Here to Email TJ        Reply w/Quote
TJ looked out the cockpit window of the shuttle. In front of them now sat their destination, a corvette...THE largest corvette on the market. TJ noticed several modifications he had seen back on his homeplanet when he had worked for his father's ship repair buisness.

"This does not look good," TJ mumbled to himself. Athran must have heard what he was saying somehow, because he quickly asked;

"What is it TJ? Are we able to get in there safely?"

"Well...if we're here much longer, they'll easily spot us," TJ responded and pointed to two large semi-spheres on the front of the ship."Those are very high-tech sensors, they can locate, identify and memorize anything that moves within 3 kliks...which I might add we are only half a klik out of range now."

"But we can just fly in no trouble, right?" Athran interupted.

"As much as wish we could, no," TJ pointed to some more modifications added."Those are heavy power laser turrets, on the outside they look like any others, but fully-charged they can take out anything from T/F to a shuttle a little bigger than ours in one well-placed shot...And to make it worse it looks like they've added enough room for four, mabye five squadrons of fighters."

"So can you get us in?"

"Oh, easily but we'll have trouble getting back out." TJ tilted the shuttle and circled them around 2.5 kliks from the other ships one and only blind-spot.

'Three, two, one,' TJ thought to himself. 'Majere...here we come.'......

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posted October 27, 2000 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fury   Click Here to Email Fury        Reply w/Quote
Fury was the last one through the airlock linking the now-Imperial Caamasi Justice to the Relic. It would have been easier to go through the hangar, but the squad had left their zero-g gear in the formerly decorative observation lounge. Once through, the inner door sealed and the smaller ship disengaged enroute to the Tililix. Being a hour long trip through a wreckage-laden spacelane, Fury decided to take a nice well-deserved nap.

Onboard the Memories of Tililix

Sure enough, the nap was a good thing. On approach to the transport, Fury noted a curious mating of a Seinar IPV 1 System Patrol Craft and their recent home. Once aboard, Sergeant Snake was given a set of comm cards by a smartly dressed naval ensign.

After a moment of scanning the contents, he looked up and addressed the squad. "Hope your gambling debts are paid up. You've got 30 minutes to grab your personal effects and meet me the airlock and Deck 14 forward, port side. We've got new orders and they look a bit more challenging than this tour has been. Now move out."

Of course some debts were still owed, so the squad split up pretty evenly into packers and bill collectors/payers. Fury went back to the Relic, both to thank it's owner, and collect some credits from the crew before they ran off.

That done, he quick-timed it to the meeting spot and picked up his kit from PFC Marko. "Thanks for covering for me," he muttered. Marko responded, "No problem, you've got a whole three minutes to spare."

Sereant Snake and the ensign came forward after a couple minutes. The squad quit chattering and assembled in two rows, saluting.

"At ease troopers. You'd probably like to know what we're being called back to the fleet for. Apparently we're looking at a penetration raid deep down the well. It's a civilian port but we are authorized to use whatever force is necessary. Apparently we won't be keeping this base though we have a subset of orders to make it look like we may occupy it as well. Basically this looks like a snatch and grab. I don't know what we're to be taking, but we'll learn that once we're on the Crusader. Hold your questions for now, I just told you all I know. Now let's board our taxi here and get going."

- To be continued in the army subplot -
(I originally posted this in the wrong storyline - all apologies)

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posted October 28, 2000 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Atrus   Click Here to Email Atrus        Reply w/Quote
***On the behalf of Griffen Sect in VEDJ***

Atrus rushed from the medbay, after checking up on Daishi, to the hangar bay. When he arrived there he promptly boarded Griffen Sects private Escort Shuttle, and rushed through the start up sequences. He was in a hurry to go join his comrades to save Majere.

Soon the pre-launch sequences were finished and Master Hexum took off, and punched full power to engines to catch up with the other ship the rest of the VEDJ agents on this mission.

To be continued...

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posted October 28, 2000 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TJ   Click Here to Email TJ        Reply w/Quote
Just as TJ pulled the shuttle in to the corvette he noticed another one leaving it. He could feel something important was on it, but he didn't know what....Suddenly, TJ heard a low popping sound as he settled the shuttle on the corvette. Shutting down all the unnecassary equipment.

"Hey Teege, get back here...we need your help with the procedures," Talon said through the ComLink. TJ exited the cockpit and walked down the hall to the small hatch that was installed for just this kind of job.

"All right...TJ you pull that switch over there," Athran said pointing to a nearby wall," Talon, Exar, Sirius you open the hatch on my mark, I'll make sure the tunnel's in place...If it isn't, we all die."

What happened next went so fast, TJ almost lost track of what was going on. He pulled the switch, less than 3 seconds later Athran had yelled, the other three had opened the hatch and the four of them began climbing down the ladder.

"Hey Teege, aren't you coming?" TJ finally grabbed hold of the action and quickly began climbing down the ladder. When he got to the bottom, the others had already started the attempt and success of cracking the code and opening the hatch of the corvette. Dropping into the hallway of the modified corvette, TJ looked around.

"Where do we start?"

"We are Jedi, it will only be a matter of time before Majere is found," Athran responded...

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Please don't fight that Light Jedi. I have a something for that. I will post it when Majere is found. Other than that, feel free to post on this.

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posted October 29, 2000 01:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SiriusV   Click Here to Email SiriusV        Reply w/Quote
---Onboard the modified Corvette---
Just then, ExarKun heard footsteps down the corridor and immediately motioned them to hide. The 5 Dark Jedis immediately slided into corners like shadows and stood undetected while a squad of unalert troopers march by them. When the sound of marching footsteps died off in a distance, they pulled out of their hiding places and Athran led the group of 5 towards what seemed to be leading to the main computer branch of the corvette.

'We should be able to crack the code of this ship quite easily and find out where Majere is and carry out our rescue plan.' Athran said positively.

TJ suddenly thought of the other shuttle pulling out of the corvette when they were nearing it and felt a bit uncomfortable. Were they missing something?

After sprinting softly down the corridor and avoiding more groups of troopers, Athran, TJ, Talon, ExarKun and SiriusV arrived at their destination undetected: the main computer branch. Athran positioned himself in front of the computer and began furiously hacking into the system and crack the codes while the other four kept a lookout for any intruders, lightsabers ready in hand.

After a minute of furious hammering of keys, Athran exclaimed, and soon after he printed out a map of the corvette. And then he continued hacking, looking for information on where Majere is held on the corvette. Soon after, a series on words appeared on the screen of the computer and...
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The other four is welcomed to continue with anything but I think that maybe TJ would be interested to continue.

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posted October 29, 2000 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Atrus   Click Here to Email Atrus        Reply w/Quote
*** Griffen's private escort shuttle ***

Atrus had made it about half way to the corvette when he saw the other group land and enter into the ship. A few moments latter Atrus swerved the ship to the side, just in time to see two red lasers bolts flash by his veiwports. He glanced down at his sensors while using the force to guide his evasive manuevers, none of the bolts hitting his ship. The sensors read out a half squadron of X-Wings on his tail. "Blast, I thought our guys took out all the fighters!"

He moved his had quickly across the control panel and set the rear turret for auto-fire, and it started to fire upon the mercanaries. After that he closed his eyes for more concentration reached out to one of the pilot's minds and began to toy with it. In the next instant two proton torp's tore through the lead X-Wings cockpit, and Atrus smiled in satisfaction.

The rear 2 X-Wings quickly let loose a fury of lasers upon the 'traitor', and he was vapors in an instant.

Atrus continued his evasive manuevers, then in an instant saw 2 bright flashes erupt behind his ship. "Hey boss, thought ya might need a little help out here..."

Atrus looked down at the sensors once more and saw 2 imperial fighters, it was Captain Apocalypse and Lt Claw. "Thanx, Apoc".

The other two X-Wings quickly speed up and took off trying to escape. "Oh no you don't attack me and then get away that easily..." Atrus said as he spiraled and peeled away chasing after the merc fighters. He set his blasters for triple fire, then let loose a barrage of cannon fire upon the trailing X-Wing, and it blew into debris in seconds. Now he turned to the next one, armed concussion missle launchers, set to dual fire, and let them loose. He closed his eyes and guided them with the force, ramming both into a seperate exhaust fusalauge. Watching the fragile fighter blow up.

To be continued...

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"What!?" Athran quietly hollered,"this can't be...Majere has to be here, I felt his presence when we docked. I guess I'll just have to keep looking."

"Sir, it is possible that they have kept Majere's presence classified and it's only known by a few of their most loyal,"SiriusV pointed out.

"He has a point there Ath," Talon agreed,"Why don't we check the prison cells and see what we can find."

~*On the Prison Cell Level*~

"All right, there are two levels of cells," Athran announced,"TJ, SiriusV and Talon you take this level. Exar and I will search the bottom one. We will communicate using ComLinks but only do so if it is completely necessary." TJ and Talon, walked down the corridor, with Sirius bringing up the rear.

"There's so many of them...how will we know which one's his," Talon asked looking at the long row of cell doors.

"We'll just have to look for some kind of identification, I guess." Then, Talon noticed a small computer on the far wall. He waslked over to it, hacked into the map of the cell layout and looked from cell to cell to see the name and info of the prisoner.

"Hmmmm, no sign of Majere according to this," he said scrolling through the final cells.

"You're right, but mabye they gave him a different name...you know, to keep it secret or something."

"True," TJ replied,"but look at the bottom corner of the info." There sat three buttons reading "Camera 1", "Camera 2" and "Unlock".

"Hey, you think we could?"...

"Yeah, we could...we could look at the videos and see if any of the prisoners resemble Majere," TJ iterupted.

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posted October 31, 2000 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TJ   Click Here to Email TJ        Reply w/Quote
The Jedi met at the far end of the cells.
"Any sign of him?" Athran questioned.

"No sir, I couldn't even sense his presence on the ship," Talon reported. Exar and SiriusV also reported with negative news. TJ thought to himself,'that ship,' he replayed what he saw as they boarded. He replayed it over and over again. Looking for something a clue about the shuttle he saw.

"Hey, we haven't seen that Light Jedi either," Exar pointed out. Then it all clicked in, TJ replayed the scene once more and saw where the shuttle was headed...to one of the corvettes within two kliks of the Mustang.

"Oh no, we've got to get out of here. Our whole High Command are in trouble!" TJ hissed and began running down the corridor. The other jedi ran after him. They were at the shuttle within minutes and TJ undocked and powered up the shuttle to full power almost single-handily.

"Now can you tell us what's going on?" Athran commanded," and tell me why you abandoned our mission."

"It's a long story......

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*To Be Continued

If I don't get back to this in time...
plase, please don't finish it...I have plans for it but I have to get ready to take my little brother out for Halloween.

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posted October 31, 2000 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TJ   Click Here to Email TJ        Reply w/Quote
TJ finished his story.

"So let me get this straight...you sensed something on that shuttle and didn't tell us?" Athran interjected.

"Correct, but I didn't realize what I had sensed until just before I ran off."

"So Majere and the light jedi are aboard that shuttle?"

"Yeah, and it looks like he's reached his destination..."TJ watched as the shuttle boarded the corvette then a minute later took off again to land on the Vast Empire's capitol ship.....
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Once again please keep this open.

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The Imperial Shuttle Head-Hunter was in hyperspace.
Private First-Class Cosmic was aboard, heading towards the planet Gori II.
His pilot was fiddling with the controls as Cosmic read a magazine.
He was in a Stormtrooper's Uniform with his helmet off.
He stared through the main window at the passing stars.

"Stars and more stars." Said Cosmic quietly.
His mission was reconnassaince and was to look-over Gori II and check if there was any available information....

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posted November 01, 2000 05:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daishi   Click Here to Email Daishi        Reply w/Quote
Daishi after being treated for his more serious injuries was hurried out of med bay to make room for more wounded. The amount of wounded was more than just pilots, but storm troopers as well. As far as Daishi knew none of the boarding operations suffered any losses of storm troopers. Before he even asked he knew why. The lack of visible injury told him that a light side force user was aboard the ship and meeting a few of the patrols.

Daishi doubted the patrols would be able to stop him and with most of the VEDJ occupied with the task of finding Majere that ment the Mustang was very exposed.

Quickly making his way down to the hanger Daishi saw other signs of the intruder along the way as security sensors were destoyed.

Daishi quickly accessed the Royal Barkalounger and started digging for his equipement. Fortunately Jansom didn't posses the ship long enough to loot all his equipment as his spare Varneck Marine Combat Armor and collection of slug throwers were still in place. Selecting the gun he recovered from a rebel admiral while leading the Intruder Wing's ground forces Daishi winced as the now obvious pain in his left arm and ribs screamed out while he fitted his armor. Daishi knew that the intruder would be able to tell him where Majere was if he could keep the intruder alive for interogation.

Daishi now fully equiped began following the trail of destroyed sensors and occasional uncounscious storm troopers. It didn't take Daishi long to figure out where the intruder was going. The command staff was in danger and he had no chance to warn them. with his injuries all Daishi could do was wait for the intruder and prey that he came back the same way he went in.

Daishi's wait was not in vain. A woman dressed in a form fitting jumpsuit came down the hallway carrying what appeared to be an uncouscious member of the command staff, from the angle Daishi could not tell which one. Raising his rifle Daishi stayed in his concealed position unnoticed by the intruder. Daishi waited paitently while his target got closer so he could get a clean disabling shot on her. The pain and sweat were starting to get to him when Daishi finally pulled the trigger. A good clean shot through the left knee. Another squeze of the trigger sent a round through her right elbow. Daishi allowed himself a moment of satisfaction as his target was down.

"H....ho...how..did you do that?" The intruder asked as Daishi drew in closer to her feild of vision.

"Trade secret. I beleive you have information which could be usefull to me." Daishi replied as he started searching his prey for weapons.

The ysalimir that had protected him for so long had served him well once again. Then it hit him. During the entire trip back to the Mustang he was outside the effects of his ysalimir. He would have to have a talk with Atrus later.

"Now I know you were given a job to do and I am not unsympathetic. I do however need that information now. Tell me where Field Marshal Caramon Majere is. If you do that I will have no choice but to owe you a favor. Now I know that you don't see what good that does you but trust me, having me owe you a favor can help you a lot." Daishi said as he started examaning the uncouncsious command staff member that the intruder dropped when Daishi put the two rounds through her.

"I will not give you the information you seek." The intruder replied.

"Your loss. I wish I had my team here now, they'ed know exactly how to pry the information out of you in under five minutes and you wouldn't even be more injured then you are now." Daishi retorted.

If the intruder could see Daishi's face she would know that he would not hesitate to kill her if it were not for his beliefe that she had usefull information. Daishi would have to really ignore his own pain in order to extract the information he wanted. Right now that didn't sound all that possible.

[I hope that doesn't mess anything up TJ but I felt like getting involved again. If anyone wants to continue my interogation please keep in mind that before I joined the Vast Empire and Intruder Wing I was a military policeman for many years so I would not have over looked any weapons and I know "a few" things about interogation.]

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posted November 01, 2000 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daishi   Click Here to Email Daishi        Reply w/Quote
[I know I am breaking my rule but I'd really like set this up as best as possible for the next couple of posts to be able to finish off this chapter, especially since that should be happening later today.]

Daishi stared into the eyes of his captive and right now was really wishing that his back up armor had a comlink or one of the wall mounted units was functional.

"You will break. YEILD! YEILD!" Daishi shouted at his stuborn knife holster strap.

A blank look of confusion came across the face of the intruder as she watched Daishi's outburst at an inanimate object. Her will was wearing down and Daishi knew it. Perhaps it was the blood loss.

Daishi's training began to kick in as he considered his next move. He was near the hanger. Near the hanger were workshops. The merriad of power tolls reminded him of an interogation technuiqe tape he watched in class one day. The three interogators were Shen, Boo, and Wilhelm. Wilhelm was the only one asking questions while the other two used power tools to create a new deffinition of pain and suffering. Daishi really wished he had has team so he could do it proper. Even though the proximity was minimal Daishi knew he was in no condition to drag anyone anywhere. Fortunately his opponent did not know this.

"You could make this a lot easier on yourself if you just cooperated. I may have to use more extreme measures I know we both don't want that now do we?" Daishi said as he began treating the wounds of his captive.

As soon as Daishi stepped in closer again the Jedi made a quick kick to his left side. Daishi's arm and ribs screamed out in agony. Daishi realized his error, he let the force user be outside the effects of his ysalimir too long. Daishi fell to one knee and brought his rifle's but into the midsection of his captive. Daishi could tell by the look on the face of his captive she was now willing to cooperate. Daishi's biggest advantage in this situation was that the exceptionaly high gravity of his homeworld allowed a lot of strength to be compacted in his relatively small frame.

"Allright you win. I'll tell you what you want to know." The intruder responded after catching her breath.

"That's better." Daishi replied as it took almost all his concentration to not notice the pain.

[There that should set up the rescue attempt quite nicely.]

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posted November 01, 2000 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TJ   Click Here to Email TJ        Reply w/Quote
Quickly sending the shuttle's information to the Mustang TJ pulled it into the large SSD. As he and his fellow Dark Jedi walked down the corridor they saw a door open and Daishi standing in front of a woman TJ did not recognize. Hearing their approach Daishi turned.

"Ah, I see you have picked up on the information as well," he stated,"that is why you're back, right?"

"Yes, TJ here felt HC was in trouble so we rushed back and here we are," Athran answered.

"Hmmm, so did you find Majere on the corvette?" Daishi said, looking around.

"No, not a trace, we could not even sense him. TJ also believes that the shuttle she was in took him to a different ship."

"Then that means..."Daishi turned to look at the light jedi. "You lied." Pressing a button, shocks suddenly were seen bolting up and down her body.

"So mabye I di-" she was interupted by a blaster shot. TJ looked down the corridor and took off running....

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Daishi- You didn't mess it up at all...actually, you gave me something to work with. Also, please let me finish this tomorrow. It'll be greatly appreciated.

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posted November 02, 2000 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Talon   Click Here to Email Talon        Reply w/Quote
A bit in the past and back on the Corvette

Talon ran after TJ as he dashed from the prison cell, but his foot caught on some plating and he went down in a heap. He tried to yell out to his fellow Dark Jedi, but the wind was knocked out of him and they were too busy running after TJ to notice. Talon pushed himself up and forced himself to run before he could regain his breath. He tried calling out to them telepathicly, but he could not consentrait enough. He rounded a corner and knew the door that lead to the shuttle was right in front of him, but he ran into a blast door at full spead. Talon cursed and pounded on the door once. He sat down and tried to get his partner's attention through telepathy again, but they had there minds on Majere and a shuttle. Talon cursed once more and sat to think.

[This message has been edited by Talon (edited November 02, 2000).]

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posted November 02, 2000 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TJ   Click Here to Email TJ        Reply w/Quote
TJ ran down the corridor, he could feel the presence of his comrades following him, but little did he know, they were falling back one-by-one.

soon it was only him, with Athran the closest at least a kilometre away. turning a corner he heard another shot go off. As he ran on, he realized why he was hearing only one...

He was too far away to hear the blasts going off at about seven shots a second. as he got closer he could hear commands being yelled, blasters being fired and he stopped what was that...a sabre, there was a sabre being swung aroun and from the sound of it it was blocking some of the shots.

As TJ turned the last corner he saw a mini-war erupting...he noticed his squad, only his squad trapped on a far wall. On the other side he saw, mock-rebel troops.

'I have to help my squad,' TJ thought to himself. No-one had noticed him, that was good. He crept towards his friends making sure he had the piles of crates, barrels and drums between him and the enemy. Wouldn't want to be shot unexpectedly when your squad knows help is metres away.

Another minute and he was there, sitting with his back on a drum like the rest of his squad. Stopping to think, he looked around..."1..2..3..4." He only counted four, there should be five.

"Hey Jambo, where's Anakin?"

"He went to get help when they forced us into this room," Jambo answered. Just as Jambo finished his answer a blaster shot pierced his armour, just to the left of his heart.

"Nooooooo!" TJ yelled as he saw Jambo's body become lifeless and as Nightstalker also got shot, dying instantly. There were now three including him against (to him) an unknown amount of enemy troopers, plus their jedi.

Next thing TJ knew Wookie Me had also taken a fatal shot and Stormtrooper 1026 got a shot in the arm, which pried his gunfrom his hand. That was all TJ could take.

He quickly fumbled with removing his sabre from his belt and swithced it on. He abruptly stood up and rapidly blocked shot after shot coming at him well using his other hand and all his concentration to return shots. Before he knew it, somehow the two sides had become equal. Each with a jedi and a trooper. Sadly, TJ's trooper was unable to assist him. He crouched getting up once more to slip a shot into the final trooper's forehead.

'Where are Athran and them when I need them?' TJ thought to himself. Then the Jedi began to slowly walk forward....

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*Note- all of those who died in this story are all those previously in my squad. I am sure that none of them are returning.

I have one last post (mabye two) to write before this is closed. Thank you for your patience.

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Talon stood from his meditation and walked through the halls of the heavely modified Corvette. He had sensed no Force users, only a few troopers, some officers, and pilots; but still he was cautious. He unclipped his Darkstaff from his belt and drew his old blaster from its holster. He reached out with the Force to watch for any troopers as he walked slowly toward the back of the ship. Talon came to a halt as he sensed a trooper behind the door infront of him. Talon holstered his blaster and unsheathed his knife. He touched the control for the door and it quickly slid into the wall. The knife flew from Talon's hand and lodged into the neck of the trooper who was still facing away from Talon. The trooper quickly fell dead, and Talon used the Force to pull the knife out of the man's neck and return it to his hand. Talon whiped the blade off on the solder's shirt as he walked by and dropped it into his sheath. Redrawing his blaster, Talon made his way to the engine room. The roar of the engines was load, even though it was behind many sound barriers. Talon walked over to a panel that had a display of the status of the engines... "Everything seems fine." Talon muttered as he made his last statement false. The roar quickly died as Talon dialed down the power to the shields. No one could change it unless they were in the very same room Talon was in.

-------On the bridge of the m/Corvette Tryton-------

"ENGINE REPORT!" an officer barked to a Lieutenant that was scrambling over a display of status reports.

The Lieutenant turned and mumbled, "Uhh... it's down, sir..."

The captain of the ship roared, "WHAT?"

The Lieutenant said "It's down, sir." louder this time.

The captain sat back in his chair and thought so hard no one spoke. Just then, a hum could be heard and the smell of melting metal poured through the deck. A black blade of a lightsaber poked through the locked brigde door and turned the metal a bright red as it started to melt away.

[To be continued when I don't have a headache that isn't making my head spin]

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---Aboard Modified Corvette---
SIriusV hesistated as he slided like a shadow through corridors as he got nearer to the bridge of the corvette. He sensed one of his fellow Jedi there. He fingered his lightsaber which is within easy reach underneath his Dark Jedi cloak. He used Force telepathy to sense. Talon???
With more urgency, SiriusV slipped down to the main bridge. Luckily he had a good memory and could remember the map Athran printed out...

Talon attacked the heavily shield with all his might. He was not going to let go those barbarians yet. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a squad of troopers appeared. They were stunned for a momment, but quickly recovered and removed their blasters upon the orders of their commander. Before Talon could remove his lightsaber to deflect the blaster shots that were flying towards him, a lightsaber appeared out of nowhere and a cloaked figure deflected the bolts back to the troopers with unerring accuracy. Within seconds, the squad felled into a heap. The cloaked figure turned and pulled down his cloak, and Talon saw with relieve that it was SiriusV. Talon motioned towards the door and continued attacking it while SIriusV stood guard.

'It's good to see you again, Talon.' SiriusV muttered as he kept a lookout for Talon as Talon attacked the door.

'Same here.' Talon replied as he saw his labour giving results as the the metel start to give way.

In a short time, the metel looked almost about to give way. Talon muttered to SiriusV

'That's it. We can get in with a good hard kick.'

Lightsabers at ready, SiriusV and Talon kicked the door and the door gave way with a deafening crash...

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To be continued

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posted November 09, 2000 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daishi   Click Here to Email Daishi        Reply w/Quote
[It seems we have forgoten about getting Majere back.]

Daishi looked at Athran and he knew they were both thinking the same thing.

"Just give me a second and I'll come with you." Daishi said as he stood up.

"Very well." Athran replied.

Daishi ran straight into a wall with his left anr in front of him and bounced off.

"What was that about?" Athran asked as Daishi got back up.

"Resetting my left arm. That agent decided it was a good idea to rebreak it. Now we better hurry before the rest of the intruders realize that we are on to them." Daishi replied.

The duo charged toward the hanger on the Mustang. Right smack in the middle of all the other shuttles was an escort shuttle with imperial markings but not the markings specific to the Vast Empire.

"I think we found our craft." Athran said as he suddenly realized that he lost sight of Daishi.

"When I give the word be ready to cut down the crew of the shuttle." Daishi said from behind Athran.

Daishi quickly charged toward the shuttle. Athran was amazed that he was having great difficulty in keeping track of where Daishi was. Athran got himself into striking position and waited for Daishi's signal.

A loud series of four explosions followed by the heavy clang of metal on metal soon broke the silence.

Athran noticing Daishi was now in a supporting position with his double barreled blaster rifle.

Athran didn't sense any other force sensitive people on the shuttle but he did register a whole squad of troops.

"Dai got any flash bangs?" Athran asked.

"Nope, all I got is high explosives. Tell you what we'll go in together on three. One... two... THREE!" With that Daishi and Athran charged into the shuttle.

The squad of troops were completely unprepared for close quarter combat and Daishi and Athran took quick advantage of this. The weight of Daishi's double barreled blaster rifle made it quite capable as a club in this kind of fight. Athran and his lightsaber quickly decimated the troops.

After the duo had finished off the troops they quickly inspected the shuttle. The shuttle had been modified to have a brig. Daishi and Athran went from cell to cell opening them two at a time.

"Daishi, we have a winner." Athran said as he opened the last cell.

"That makes three members of the command staff we have found then. So who did you fi..?" Daishi suddenly fell silent as he and Majere looked each other in the eye.

"Thank you both. They had placed ysalimiri around the cells and thus I could not use the force to free myself." Majere said as he exited the cell.

"We are here to serve." Athran replied.

Daishi quickly looked around to be sure none of the enemy troopers were still alive then gave a slight bow.

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posted November 10, 2000 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SiriusV   Click Here to Email SiriusV        Reply w/Quote
--On the Bridge--
SiriusV and Talon leapt into action and started falling officers who were shooting bolts by reflecting with erring accuracy. Within minutes, they have fallen every officer except the Commander and the Exective Officer of the ship, who were glued to the floor with fear. When they saw every officer around them killed, they started to run. SiriusV noticed and, using his Force command, drew them back, refraining them from their controls. Talon peered at the controls intently for a while and muttered,

'The Corvette is set on course to blow up Athran's ship. Where's the deactivate button?'

Suddenly he spotted a green button next to the screen, and pressing it, he felt in his mind, the weaponry department halting the procedure to destroy Athran's shuttle. He grinned and gave a thumbs-up sign to SiriusV, who returned, the other hand still controling the officers. He looked at the shuttle, and he hoped that Athran managed to find Majere and bring him to the safety of the SSD Mustang, before he blows up that dratted imperial shuttle which tried to bring Majere away. Behind him, he heard SiriusV stunning the 2 officers and immobilising them for integoration back at the SSD Mustang. SiriusV hurried over to Talon, when suddenly the speaker beside the screen crackled and a voice boomed out,

'Attention! Prisoner AA-230 escaped from shuttle with 2 unknown people. Request for orders.'

SiriusV looked back, revived the commander and asked who Prisoner AA-230 was.

'He is someone called Majere that a Jedi captured.'

SiriusV nodded and restunned him, before walking over to the controls with Talon and asnwering confidently,

'Corvette turning in position to destroy enemy shuttle. Wait for furthur orders.'

Actually, Talon was turning the corvette in angle to destroy the shuttle in contact. SiriusV hi-fived Talon. Majere had escaped!
And Vast Empire might get a new Corvette !

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Quietly Majere thought to himself. Never had he been shamed as much as he was recently. Opening the fold in his jacket he found the closing hole in his stomach still bleeding. It had taken a long time for it to heal as much as it had. No doubt the scar that this would leave would be ugly. Reviewing the ending battle thus far Majere was very pleased. Majere took a deep breath and smiled, "They do not need me any longer."

"Sir, docking operation completed. Grand Moff Threeof4 is waiting for you on the shuttle pad."

Pain quickly shot through Majere's body as he got up and headed towards the shuttle door. Majere welcomed this pain, as it meant the Vast Empire has achieved it's final growing phase.

"Good to have you back Caramon. Would you like to see what we have planned for the final cleanup phase for this battle?" Threeof4 smiled.

"No, I trust your judgment. I want to have a meeting with you once I finish my bacta bath." Majere smiled at his friend as he walked towards the Mustang's hospital.

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Sometime the next day
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Greetings members of the High Council. As you all know the battle was well fought and I was rescued. For that I thank you personally. This could not have been done without all of you taking the initiative to do your part. The man behind this should be rewarded. Grand Moff Threeof4 has done more for the Vast Empire than I could possibly mention right now. I spoke with him briefly about what kind of reward or what his next step could be. It didn't take me long to realize that the Vast Empire needs a leader with the skills, professionalism, and activity as Grand Moff Threeof4 possess'. Some of you already guessed that I would be handing over the reign's of the Vast Empire to Grand Moff Threeof4. However, what you are wrong is that you are not getting rid of me yet, hehe. We have decided, effective immediately, Field Marshal Threeof4 will take over command of the Vast Empire as Head of the High Council. I will accept a demotion to Sector Admiral and third in command of the Vast Empire. My role is more of a relaxed one as I tend to other personal matters before I am able to return to service. I will also be changing my role in the Dark Jedi but not until I am able to train someone to replace me. I plan to take over a Cabbel and bring it to new heights. Perhaps even whoop some Griffen Sect butt, hehe. At any rate, I want to thank all of you for the respect and loyalty you have all given to me. I know that you will do the same thing for Field Marshal Threeof4 as the new Head of the High Council. Thank you, and good luck. Majere out..."

The stunned, surprised, and excited faces that surrounded the meeting room in the Mustang quickly turned to cheers for Field Marshal Threeof4. Laughter and happiness completely overlapped a lone, dark figure dressed in his red Admiral's uniform quietly walk out of the room.

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