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Re: Empty Space

Post by Admiral Harris » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:31 am

Harris continued tapping away at the control panel, breaking only to give orders to the bridge crew who had become somewhat restless at the arrival of the newcomer. Then, as the Nagaian's words sift through the minds of the bridge, the crew falls silent. The thought of their lost leader bringing their work to a full stop.

"Nobody knows. Maybe you could use those fancy circuits in that skull of yours to help us out. The admiral takes the stub of a cigar from his mouth, small bits of tobacco gritted between his teeth as he glances around the room. Rarely did a bridge crew act in such a disorderly manner, and Harris understood the seriousness of their reasoning - they had been searching tirelessly for weeks with no leads of His whereabouts, no sign of His coming. But Harris couldn't let the pain of worry tear his crew apart. With a sigh, he nods.

"Back to work everyone." Said he, his piercing stare returning to the Nagai, his cigar returning to his lips.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Shayde » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:51 am

*This was, indeed, troubling news. If the Nagaian's oldest friend had died on what he considered his watch then there would be no forgiving himself. Granted, he had saved the man on multiple occasions from explosive Nelvaanians to the airless vacuum of space and each time he had felt guided to do so - as if it were a different force urging him to save the man. He couldn't even remember why or how the two of them had met in the first place, but they had bonded almost instantly.*

And how long has he been 'missing' from the Dynasty, Harris? How long has it been since I last saw you and he on the bridge of the Derriphan?

*The Shadow had taken the time to focus his energies again when he noticed the restlessness of the crew, focusing his questions to the mind of the Admiral rather than the entirety of the bridge.*
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Admiral Harris » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:27 pm

The Derriphan. That was the word on everyone's mind these days. As the grand flagship of the fleet and personal vessel of the one who made the stars cry out, the Derriphan had led her people into countless victories against the wretched Jedi armada. The Derriphan had even led the fleet to battle in what seemed to be only a few months ago. Those in charge of what remained of the dynesty knew that the Emperor spent much of his time in the Eastern Outer Rim, entombed within his base of operations. But it was just as likely to find him aboard his ship, travelling the gaps between worlds. The Derriphan was His last known location. That was their best chance of finding their ruler. If there even was a chance left.

"Too long."Harris made his way towards the large viewports at the head of the bridge and beckons Shayde to follow, wanting to distance himself from the crew before continuing.'

"The survivors have been searching for Him for months. The Steward has us stretched across the galaxy chasing false leads, but no one has any idea where the emperor is. Hell, the last thing anyone here remembers before the last month was Bakura. The superweapon was ready to fire. We had the Jedi on the run, and just when we could taste victory -"The admiral pauses, dropping the cigar stub to the steel floor of the deck as a cloud of smoke exits his nostrils.

That was almost thirteen years ago."
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Shayde » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:08 pm

*Thirteen years... He had been dead for thirteen years?! Suddenly the Shadow's vision blurred and he felt light-headed. Losing balance, he grips the nearby console, his hand shaking, as he tries to pull himself together. His memories of the nothingness seemed like an eternity's worth - he had not expected it to have been only thirteen years. But, then again, thirteen years for Harris had felt like only a few months and he didn't look to have aged more than that. Something strange had certainly happened, of that the Nagaian was certain.*

Admiral I can sense a great disturbance in the Force. Something is wrong here...something is wrong with us...and if we are to discover what that is...

*The mouthless man turns his eyes once more to the stars - staring out into the vast unknown like a man who has lost his purpose.*

...then we have to find Jeriko.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Admiral Harris » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:18 pm

"That's prosaically what I aim to do, comrade. And there's one location we haven't looked yet." Harris pulls another cigar from his chest pocket and places it between his gritting teeth. He turns to the crew, his voice filled with his usual conviction for the first time in weeks.

"Helmsmen, make route to the rendezvous point and engage hyperdrive!" And with that, the Cyrodii rips into hyperspace once more, leaving the unknown region behind, its destination...

The Koobi System.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Sergimot Corvo » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:33 pm

The Centaur slammed out of space and began drifting. There was nothing of any note in the immediate region and so no reason to expend energy firing counter-thrusters to bring the ship to a stop. Thus, she drifted. In the cockpit, a small white nimbus hovering over the console came to life with a simulated gust of wind and Triel appeared, floating lightly on holographic wings that complimented her somewhat angelic appearance. Her chosen avatar was in fact a wind elemental from old methology. She drifted around the cockpit interacting with a number of panels and satisfying her curiosity about the region of space they were in.

"Most definitely off the chart."

A great black wolf with shocks of ruddy fur entered the cockpit then, having pawed a control panel outside. He yowled at the elemental and nudged another panel with his nose.

"It appears you were right. There's obviously nothing in this immediate sector but the signal is stronger than before. Strong enough to get a rough location on."

The wolf eyed the screen for a moment, then dipped its head in something akin to a nod. It turned to depart from the cockpit and was almost gone when Triel called after it.

"Hey Serge, why the long face?"

The wolf huffed a gentle bark that might have passed for a laugh, and swished it's tail at the wind-bound hologram. Then it was gone. Triel waved her hand across the control console and then pointed forward out the viewport. The ship's hyperdrive powered up and fired, launching the ship further in the unknown beyond.
I will sail on White feathered wings to a path far from the life of my choosing
I will soar on Red feathered wings to the calling of justice
I will descend on wings of Gripping darkness to the Prey that does evil
I will see with shaded eyes, the deeds of those below.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Sergimot Corvo » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:47 pm

When the Centaur dropped out of hyperspace again, there was no wolf in the ship. Serge sat in the cockpit with a long grey sash around his waist, eyeing the nav-systems. There was a roughly estimated map of the "unknown region" that had been circulating for years, but each time someone was brave or bored enough to venture in, they usually came back with a slightly updated version. This ship's systems had contributed to several of those updates.

"The signal is strong enough to triangulate now. Assuming we don't crash into anything we could get there in one more jump. You wanna risk it?"

"Girl, what have we even got to live for?" *Asked Serge, laying a sarcastic stare on his AI companion* "Is there anything on the sensors between here and there? I'm not worried about anything beyond gravity wells."

"No, if the story is that simple we should be fine."

"Make the jump, I'll go gear up. Estimated time?"

"Half an hour, take your time."

Triel waved her hand and pointed forward once again, driving the ship into hyperspace toward the rogue signal. Serge headed into the interior of the ship where he traded his sash for a regular set of cloths. He strapped on his harness and hung a couple items off it. In space he didn't much favor his cloak, so he strapped on his booster chassis and attached his preferred weapons to it. Then he checked his vacuum-seal system and sat down to wait.
I will sail on White feathered wings to a path far from the life of my choosing
I will soar on Red feathered wings to the calling of justice
I will descend on wings of Gripping darkness to the Prey that does evil
I will see with shaded eyes, the deeds of those below.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Zalus Bidan » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:32 pm

Zalus' Exo Suit dropped out of hyperspace. With predatory eyes and a gleeful smirk he saw his target. The Nebulon B Frigate with the Galactic Alliance sigil on the nose, and teal striping down the body. He wondered why it was carrying fuel for a fleet. The GA had no fleet and no army, unlike the Jedi now. He assessed the plan of attack and ran it through his mind.

"Ignore all hails you two, and follow me to their hangar. Blow their hangar shields and make sure those vulture droids are on fire at the ready. We land hard and quick," he deactivated rhe hyperspace ring locks and the three vessels broke off and made a beeline for the frigate.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Zalus Bidan » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:52 pm

His fighters screamed towards the target as he led the charge. He used his hud to target the external shield projectors outside the hangar while he rolled and weaved through point defense fire. He swore he could feel the heat even in the cockpit. He flicked the right stick and brought to bear the chaingun attached to the right arm. He unloaded on one of the turrets guarding the hangar, and the vultures took care of the generator and the other turret. Laser fire whizzed by him as he weaved right and left. He watched the targeted turret erupt in flames, and off to his left he watched the secondary turret and the hangar shield explode. He had limited time to make his move, he went in full throttle as the safety doors closed in on the hangar to keep the pressure from escaping. The vulture droids followed in and landed on either side of the exo suit. He had two choices, he could either capture the vessel, or blast it to oblivion. Security was already attempting to set up a defense against him. He shrugged and unloaded the chain gun on them, spattering their sad bodies against the opposite wall. ::I'm not a fan of corrupt and disconnected diplomats with a god complex. God Emperor Lynd can pretend he sits on a throne of success over a temporary halt in spice smuggling. This ship is mine, and I'm probably going to kill you all if you stay. No, actually, definitely going to. Take your escape pods and the the hell off my cruiser!::

It was a mad dash for the escape pods for crew and guards. The exo suit was terrifying as it was a rarity, and easily seen as a trademark. What Zalus did not tell them is that the droids hacked into the targeting systems, and started to fire at the escape pods with the point defense turrets as they escaped. They left only one or two pods untouched as they blasted off into the unknown. The two astromechs disembarked from their vulture droids and headed up to the bridge to get the ship on a course back to the Hutt worlds, and back to Torga. It was mission accomplished.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Zalus Bidan » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:48 pm

Zalus' small fleet entered unknown region space. He needed a few more small fish to gain money for a small crew. His vulture droids and his myrmidon battlesuit would be enough to take on corvette classes or fuel frigates for the time being.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Zalus Bidan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:46 pm

Zalus sat in the cockpit of his Myrmidon, his arms were crossed and his feet were up on the dash. He had nodded off as he waited for the next fish to wander into his sector. He had been here a month, and found quite a few corvettes and frigates. He disabled two corellian corvettes for later use. He'd most likely sell them to purchase a couple better warships. He had heard the news about the expansion of the Machine Empire and the cut off of the Mid Rim. It was a tough show for sure, but it did not affect him much. He had bigger ambitions than getting involved in that. Once his crew was put together, he'd most likely start harvesting celestial alloy from the battlefields. His main goal was to starve out whatever the remnants of whatever the galactic alliance was supplying out here. It was beyond out of their way. Made no sense, and then the holonet report came out, They Dynasty had supplanted the Galactic Alliance and the republic in an emergency session and a vote of no confidence in the current chancellor. He woke up to the news, and listened intently. Lynd was out, Johnathan Lynd was out of the seat, and now the Monarchy of the Lux Dynasty was put in its place. He busted up laughing, now he had free reign to continue the spice trade as it had been going. The republic had been taken over, momentarily. With the Dynasty too busy playing hero, it freed Zalus up. The man grinned, and there was a ping on his IFF. Another cargo freighter. He put his helmet on and fired up the engines, blasting off with his two vulture droids, making a beeline for the ship. It was a glorious day indeed.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Zalus Bidan » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:57 pm

Zalus had the resources he needed, but he heard the Hutt worlds were under turmoil. He decided to avoid the conflict and looked for somewhere else to sell his goods. The mid rim was off limits, but the outer rim worlds weren't too bad. So he headed to Nelvann with his corvettes in tow, programmed remotely from his cockpit. He hooked up his Myrmidon Battlesuit to his hyperspace ring and set the coordinates. The small group of warships entered hyperspace for Nelvaan.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Zalus Bidan » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:27 pm

Out of hyperspace dropped four Galactic Alliance painted warships. A Strike Class Medium Cruiser, two Corellian Corvettes and one Nebulon B Frigate. From the hangar of the Nebulon B frigate, two Vulture droids disembarked and patrolled between the ships. In the hangars of the capital ships, Zalus' men got the crates ready and set trackers inside them. They also made sure their fighters were prepped for scramble just in case they were jumped by whatever they were trying to pull out of hyperspace. Their weapons were charged and ready, and if Zalus' men needed to board the craft, they had a couple extra trooper transports and breaching equipment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKlMOblghiQ

Zalus was on the bridge and clacked his boots on the console while listening to a song from his seat. They had made it to the unknown regions. Zalus smirked and sighed,
"time to fish."
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Cadomedd » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:07 pm

Cadomedd watched the various members of Zalus's brigade do their jobs. They were effective and efficient. For a small army of mobsters, they certainly ran a tight ship. Every so often one of them would turn their head towards the big blue furry creature that lurked in the corner, but for most of the time, they simply ignored the beast. Cadomedd had made a home for himself stuck between supply crates. His large furry statue lounging on top of what Cadomedd could only guess was food ratios. The beast rested his head against his hands and just waited.

This whole operation didn't sit right with Cadomedd. He had worked with unsavory people before, in fact, most of Cadomedd's close compatriots back in the day weren't the most savory of characters. But, this, this felt different. Cadomedd felt his gut churn a little as he watched the ship drop out of hyperspace into the sea of uncharted stars. Maybe, maybe if Cadomedd was a part of this plan, out and about in the unknown regions maybe this would sit better with him.

An unpleasant grinding screech filled the air as Cadomedd stood up from his boxes. Each of them being dragged in a direction they did not want to go. Cadomedd winched a little as he tried to find an intercom. His eyes darted around the hanger trying to avoid the unhappy gazes of some laborers who held their hands to their ears. He moved through the hanger, actually, Cadomedd more or less thundered through the hanger. The beast still struggled to keep his social graces after so many years of living in isolation. Thankfully, no one was trampled.

A small group of men were quietly talking about this and that when a looming shadow appeared over one of them. With a quick turn around they stared at the towering man-wolf who did nothing but smile and wave. With a sigh of irritation, the once jolly group of workers know dispersed. Cadomedd shrugged his shoulders and walked towards the intercom.

:: Hey Z...I was thinking. What if I were one of the ships that dropped off the beacon?"::
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Zalus Bidan » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:16 pm

::Sure bud! No problem!:: Zalus replied over the comm. He decided to leave his perch and oversee the hangar. It was his mission. He needed to lead it now that they were here. He admitted that hyperspace lag made him drowsy and he really wanted a nap, but it was crunch time.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Cadomedd » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:03 pm

That turned out better than Cadomedd hoped. The beast smiled. Maybe, just maybe this whole operation would go over without a hitch. Cadomedd put his hands deep into his pockets and whistled all the way towards the nice looking spaceships that seemed a little too small for the big guy. Either way, Cadomedd leaned against the side wall and waited for Zalus to show up.
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Zalus Bidan » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:03 pm

The doors from the turbolift opened and Zalus walked out into the massive hangar. He nodded to his men and headed up to Cadomedd, "These are Galactic Alliance supply crates. They'll project a signal that whatever comes to pick them up will recieve. The idea is just a supply dump. Nothing out of the ordinary with that."
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Cadomedd » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:21 pm

Cadomedd nodded.

It all seemed fine, but there was something crawling at the back at Cadomedd's head. He didn't know if it dealt with Zalus or with something else. Cadomedd just had a feeling that something was going to happen and it was going to be important. The beast stood up from the wall and walked into the middle of the hangar.

"Let's go be delivery boys"
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Re: Empty Space

Post by Zalus Bidan » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:58 pm

Zalus took the ascension cable up to the cockpit of his Mrymidon and fired up the battlesuit. He went through engine check procedures and checked all flaps and drive fins. Zalus grabbed the controls and pushed the pedals and revved the fusion core. The suit moved forward and he grabbed the first crate with the hand of the myrmidon, ::Now listen up team, I am far more worried about Machines than I am about any Galactic Alliance flunkies. You see any droids aside from our vultures you shoot them very dead.::
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