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redeadlink
 Posted: May 5 2012, 01:25 PM
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The blackness of space above the planet Abregado-Rae was violently broken by the appearence of the Tarnished Sapphire, an older freighter designed by the Herglic race. With it appeared a lone B-wing craft, in addition to the two A-wing fighters magnetically clamped onto the dorsal and ventral sides of the freighter.

The Sapphire was on the last leg of its journey to joining up with the New Republic forces in this sector, hoping to bring freedom from the last remnants of the Empire.

As the Sapphire and the Bwing drew nearer to Abregado-Rae's moon, red laserfire spewed forth from behind it, catching the Sapphire just behind the dorsally mounted A-wing.

A warning came over an open channel.

"Stand by and prepare to be boarded by the Screaming Rancors! Any attempts to flee will be followed by your destruction."

As the warning transmission ended, a Corellian Action IV class freighter rounded the moon. Unfortunately for the new pirate group, their leader had neglected to let his fighters take off.

Back inside the Sapphire, the pilots of the A-wings both scrambled to their fighters.

Jimbo (Green 3), dingo (Green 4) pick whichever one you like. Trick, for now you will be gunning on the freighter.

Chronocide (Green 2), Greg (Green Lead/1): Fly your ships like crazy.


"This is Green 3, two engines lit and ready for action!" "Green 4, two engines lit, both operating at 95% efficiency."

A-wings are armed with 2 laser cannons that can track up and down relative to the a-wing itself, as well as with 6 concussion missiles. However they are lightly shielded so they can't soak up a ton of damage. Think Fragile Speedster.

B-wings are armed with 3 light ion cannons, 1 heavy laser, 1 autoblaster, and 8 proton torpedoes. Heavily shielded, speed comparable to a x-wing, but maneuverability is lessened.


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Greg
 Posted: May 5 2012, 03:08 PM
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Wu focused his efforts on evading weapons fire fire from the pirate vessel. "Must've thought we were easy pickings or they would've launched their fighters. Let's make sure they don't get the chance. Target their launching bays."

Going up against Action IVs was typically trickier than it should be, as the weapon systems varied from ship to ship. Watching the Sapphire's scanners, Wu searched for pulses of heat that typically indicated firing guns.
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Chronocide
 Posted: May 5 2012, 05:25 PM
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Vrillus hops in his Bwing and turns on the computer systems. He disengages the magnetic grappler and thrusts hard and short toward the pirates ship before shutting down the power plants.

Vrillus doubts the enemy turrets can track fast enough to catch the A-wings. He just needs to wait a short while till he drifts in range then start up the power plants and take out their shields with a full Ion blast.

Vrillus sends an encrypted text message to the Sapphire
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I'LL HANDLE THEIR SHIELDS. NOW ENDING COMMUNICATIONS. -VRILLUS

before shutting off the hyper drive and communications systems the last of the non critical systems.

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 Posted: May 5 2012, 08:25 PM
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Jason gets into his A-Wing and disengages from the Sapphire. "Green 4 here. Green 3, let's see if we can't get the jump on those fighters." He blasts toward the Action IV, closing the distance between them but not facing it head-on so as to avoid becoming target #1. Once he is in range he will let fly a concussion missile at each of the Action IV's launching bays.

OOC: I'm not very familiar with Star Wars tech, so if I describe my character doing something unbelievably stupid, please PM me about it.
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 Posted: May 7 2012, 10:49 PM
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"Copy that green four. I'll take point this time around, draw their fire, give you a chance to punch through with those missiles." Leland blasts after Jason, throttle pushed to the max, and heads straight at the approaching freighter. As laserfire streaks past him he concentrates on performing his nine-point star evasion drill. It was something he came up with back on Thustra, where he imagined that his ship was a the pen drawing the criss-crossing patterns of the 9-pointed star of his family crest. It was simple enough to him, but so far no turret jokey nor fighter pilot had figured it out.

When his computer blips twice telling him that two concussion missiles are away he banks right, hoping to get the gunners to target him, trusting on his speed to carry him through ahead of the deadly red beams.
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 Posted: May 9 2012, 07:17 PM
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Scans of the Action IV reveal that it is armed with 2 forward mounted heavy laser cannons, as well as a dorsally mounted quad-laser cannon for defense against starfighters. The Rancor's Claw was the name that came up on the registry.

As Green 4 launches his missiles, the Claw starts turning and rolling to avoid them. The first one slams into the shields just above the starboard bay, but the second missile sails straight past the ship and creates a new crater in the moon.

Green 3 is successful in drawing the fire from the quad-laser, but as he screams over the Claw, it launches four fighters. The fighters don't match up as any known type on the scanners, indicating uglies, starfighters manufactured by combining parts from other fighters. 2 tie-wings (a tie cockpit with y-wing engines) and 2 x-ties (x-wing body with tie solar panels) leap into the fray.

Nix, the jawa gunner on the Sapphire, takes control of the weapons systems and opens fire with the heavy laser.

So far the b-wing has not been targeted, but the tie-wings are headed toward the Sapphire while the x-ties occupy the a-wings.

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 Posted: May 11 2012, 11:13 PM
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Leland banks hard as he rockets past the Claw, trying to get beneath it and out of the range of the dorsal quad cannon. As soon as the x-ties appear he gives chase trying to get into the kill zone as quickly as possible. "We've got company green 4. I hope Nix can fend off those two uglies until green 2 wakes up. Stay under the freighter as best you can and try to set one of these monkey's up for me." He hopes that Jason can either get on his wing or draw one of the x-ties across in front of him for easy shooting.
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 Posted: May 12 2012, 12:23 AM
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"Drawing their fire? Sounds more like your speciality, Green 3, but I'll see what I can do." Underneath the Claw, Jason fires a few cannon blasts in the direction of one of the x-ties to get its attention, then turns hard left to get it following him. He'll loop around into Leland's line of fire, while watching the other x-tie's movements.
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 Posted: May 12 2012, 05:28 PM
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Wu adjusts the Sapphire's targeting systems towards the two brings the Sapphire around. "Tie fighter with a Y-Wing's engines, eh? Looks like the worst of both worlds there. Wonder if they were keeping the Y-TIEs in the other hanger." Bringing the ship about, Wu maneuvers so that Nix can get a clear shot at the two uglies, while trying to avoid going into the path of the Action IV's cannon.
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 Posted: May 12 2012, 06:14 PM
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'flick, flick' Vrillus starts up the main powerplant, and targeting computers. Still slightly out of range of a target lock. 'flick, flick' Vrillus brings the engines and weapons systems online.

"Nice bushwhacking Green 3 Green 4 cleared a perfect path. "

Vrillus punches it B line towards the shield generators. He enters bladwing mode and sends a volley of 2 proton torpedoes to take down their shield generators.

"Let's light her up!"
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 Posted: May 13 2012, 09:17 PM
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Several things happen all at once. The x-tie that Green 4 baited followed him closely until he drew close to Green 3's position. Unfortunately it was too late for the pilot, who had become so focused on shooting down Green 4, that it failed to notice the other A-wing coming in from his starboard. Red laserfire pours into the starboard solar panel and it veers into the Claw and explodes into a small nebula of shrapnel and flesh.

The first of the b-wings torpedoes impacts against the shields, causing them to ripple and then go down. The second torpedo penetrates into the shield generator before detonating in a fiery blast. The Claw starts to list and comes to a stop, fire pouring from the holes in its bulkhead.

The 2 tie-wings start to evade, but Nix manages to clip one in the port engine, and it spirals out of control and the pilot ejects.

The other tie-wing comes into range and opens up on the Sapphire with its laser cannons, but the shields on the old freighter hold up for the time being. As the other x-tie joins the tie-wing as his wingmate, frantic screeching comes over the open channel.

"We surrender, we surrender! Stand down Rancor 3 and 5! Stand down! This is Nixlt Trewlin, acting-captain of the Rancor's Claw. We surrender. Please tell your pilots to stand down."
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 Posted: May 14 2012, 11:24 AM
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Vrillus switches back into wing configuration and pulls out from the 'Rancor's Claw' and moves to line up a clear shot at the bridge.

"Green 2 to Green Leader please advise."
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 Posted: May 15 2012, 11:15 PM
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Leland is irked that the battle has come so quickly to a close, but he isn't ready to trust anything these pirates say just yet. He would love to race out and chase down the last two remaining uglies, but resolves to do the smart thing just this once.

He hangs back and positions himself on the ventral side of the Claw ready to blast a hole in its hull or target any new fighters as the need arises.
"Let's just mop this ragtag bunch up and be on our way, I was getting bored riding piggy-back!"
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 Posted: May 18 2012, 02:12 PM
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"Now, now. These folks surrendered, and while I'd like to wipe these huttballs off the face of the galaxy, that's not the way the Republic goes about doing things." Wu Tohvar switches sends a message to the pirate ship. "You punks power down your weapons, pack your bags, and jump out of this system now, and if you ever go about waving your guns at us or any other Republic ship again, we won't be giving you any second chances. Now Git!" The Sapphire loosely trails the two remaining Pirate Fighters, slowly herding them towards the Freighter.

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 Posted: May 20 2012, 12:36 PM
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Over the channel with Nixlt Trewlin, a blaster shot is heard, and acting-captain Nixlt Trewlin can be heard saying in a surprised voice,

"Bwuh? I've been shot? Hurgh!"

A new voice comes over the channel.

"Now that this bit of mutiny is dealt with, death before surrender! Self-destruct activate! I'm terrribly sorry, but as of right now you have exactly 15 seconds to get out of the blast radius of this ship, which-"

Vrillus blasts the bridge and nothing but static is heard over the channel. Unfortunately all ships are still in the immediate vicinity of the destructing Claw.

As Green Flight races away from the ship, it seems to glow white for a second, then it explodes in a glorious flash of flame and light and noise. A chunk of what looks to be a tie cockpit punches through Leland's port engine, reducing it to scrap. Vrillus, in his cruise mode, presents a smaller target and shrapnel merely glances off him.

The force of the explosion drops the Sapphire's shields and a piece of wreckage impacts into the starboard side, causing a fire in the living quarters.

Leland drifts through space in his unflyable, yet still spaceworthy, vehicle.

Also, both uglies are destroyed in the blast.

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