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-Reply # 103 Coloniel3 has started a interesting story. We look forward to more from him/her soon! JUMP TO STORY
-Reply # 107 Cadalancea has shared some great stories from his/her own writtings!! Again we look forward to more from him/her!! JUMP TO STORY
Some resources that we have spent hours, days, and weeks working on that will help out all participants in this thread. We ask that you look through these to help you better understand the region.-About Distant Stars- https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/372058/page/11/#2532381This post will give you a lot of basic information on what the region of space is like, how to get there, and who is there waiting for you.-Distant Stars Maps- https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/372058/page/23/#2604760This post provides you with a quick look at the region and provides you with a download link where you can get yourself a copy of the posted maps in their unreduced forms. They're very helpful when trying to figure out where to go and who you're likely going to run into when you get there. Maps of individual systems are posted throughout the thread. They're generally posted by the first person to explore the system. If you don't know if a system has been explored or not or want to see a map of a system that has been explored, ask around via PM or TeamSpeak. Someone will point you to the place.-Character Biographies- https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/372058/page/11/#2532380This post is a general collection of the main RP characters whom you will likely have contact with. We ask that all people posting in the main lore post their main character(s) bio as soon as possible so that the rest of us have a little background on who your character is, how they like to fight, where do they come from, and why they're there. Read the existing bios for examples on what we're looking for.
-Player made TEC Fleet Ranking Structure- https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/372058/page/17/#2581279
-UE Fleet Rankings- https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/372058/page/18/#2582667
-David's Lions Fleet Rankings- https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/372058/page/18/#2581491
-Advent Social Structure/Rankings- https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/372058/page/18/#2581615
-Potential Gas Giant Colony Designs- https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/372058/page/30/#2617791
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Lord Ryat walked down the brightly light hall of white marble floors and red marble walls with his 2 bodyguards keeping close behind him. He keep focus on the dark cherry doors ahead that lead to his office with the blood red Wings of the Gryphons emblazoned upon them. Upon opening the doors he strode purposefully into the seemingly small room with dark green carpets, white walls that towered at least 30 feet into the air with a skylight ceiling. His massive black cherry wood desk was slightly pushed back putting his massive high-backed black leather chair in a darker area with a massive window at its back. The two main visitor seats, one of which was filled, were square in the light that seemed to beam down from above. The effect was like that of an interragators room, only a lot brighter.
The man in the seat turned to look at Lord Ryat has he moved across the room and settled into his massive chair, his black royal one piece suit made him blend in with the seat. His strong lined hard face seeemed to glower at the man that seemed emphisized by the pair of brooding gray eyes with the right one having a slashing scar acrossed it. The man in the chair squirmed a bit under the look as the doors were shut by the outside guards with the two bodyguards moving quickly to positions on opposites of the room that also seemed to be in the dark.
"Morning Gerrard," Lord Ryat spoke quietly to the man who was his contact for the pirates.
"Morning, My Lord," Gerrard responded. His thin face betrayed easily his nervousness and his scrounge gray uniform with seemingly odd collection of patches sat in stark contrast to the fine low backed brown leather chair he sat in. His green eys shifted uneasily between the two guards, ignoring the brooding Lord Ryat.
"Don't worry, I did not call you in to punish you or your .....companions," Lord Ryat said with a cold smile on his lips, "I have a job for you." With that he pushed a button on the side of his desk and a projection of a system of one star with three planets appeared above the desk. Gerrard calmed down a bit upon hearing this. "This is the Ario system were the Advent have set up quite a powerful trade and mining center." Lord Ryat continued, "Your job is to attack and plunder as much as possible, in hopes of pulling more Advent forces here, to allow me more room to manuver to make my own attack."
"Well My Lord," Gerrard began, "I appreciate that you are not angry with the attack upon the Kya system and for the job offer."
"Your attack was of minor inconvince and allowed my men to train. To be honest I rarely worry about your attacks anymore as long as they stay in the right areas." Lord Ryat replied.
"Well that being said, My Lord, we lost a lot of ships in that battle and will need replacing before we make such an attack on this system, " Gerrard continued pointing at the projection. "We will need more ships and resupply. The cost will be considerable."
"You know I will supply the ships and supplies, at a cost of course. You will be compensated of course with all of the plunder you can get. Minus the 10% that is mine of course." Lord Ryat said. "Anyways, in the Ario system this planet here," Lord Ryat continued pointing to one planet that highlighted it, "has a massive starbase and several factories so I ask that you focus primarily on this point so as to cause the most chaos, but this planet here," pointing to a differnet planet, "has a lot of metal based asteriods that supply the Advent with many fine materials. Hence this area will be a wonderful area to raid and plunder. The last is primarly research so if you cant reach it," with that Lord Ryat shrugged ending the informal briefing.
Gerrard nodded his head in acceptance. "Understood My Lord, but I will need many ships to assualt this area." With that a door to the side opened up, a door that was hidden a moment ago.
"My steward will take you to the Store were you can purchase the needed ships and weapons. " Lord Ryat spoke. Gerrard got up to leave, "Oh and one other thing Gerrard," Gerrard stopped and looked back at Lord Ryat, "I highly recommend the Vulkoras that I recently managed to get. They have a fine weapon that will be very effective against that starbase. Be sure to get plenty of them." Gerrard nodded his head in agreement and quickly headed for the door. Upon its closing and disappearing the message comm on Lord Ryat's desk beeped.
"Yes," He said upon activating the comm.
"Yes my Lord, a Lord J'rath is here to see you," the female voice said.
"Ah good, the Vasari is on time as usual," he responded, "Send him in."
Eighteen hours prior to Fleet Intel Debrefing:
"Sir, we just passed the Pirate Jump Point...we will be in near the shipyard in 15," the navigation officer said out loud."Good. Keep our current course," replied Halogen officer, "Paragon sir, what about our escort?" "Hmmmmm?? Oh, tell them resupply and be ready to leave in less that 24 hrs." Paragon Carbon said half hazardly."Yes sir."Paragon Carbon turned back around to look out the front bridge out to the pale blue planet. Even from here it look like something out of story book. Perfect and untouched. The Event Horizon, an Akkan class battlecruser that has been the paragon flagship since he was a Superior Halogen. Together they have seen many battles. If there was ever a ship that he would call home this was it. The Event's escort pulled away towards the shipyards, as the old Akkan pulled closer to the massive starbase in close orbit around the planet. Next to the starbase was a Sova Class carrier...I was like a ghost of battles long forgotten."Paragon, sir your transport is ready....Paragon?""Oh sorry, Halogen. I was daydreaming. Yes, I am on my way." Carbon said has he turn away from the bridge making his way to the hanger decks.
"No, sir, I don't question your decision, but my men are quite busy in the Eolian System maintaining the front against the Vasari. To divert half of my forces, much less the whole, would put at risk our front line."
"Alexander, I do not think you understand the delicacy of the situation. The Advent have been moving more and more of their resources into what was previously our space. It either means they are preparing for another surge or that they are being stupid, and opening themselves up to lose a great deal should we be victorious in pushing them back," Admiral Jenson insists.
"I understand, but you have both the 5th 'Carbon' Division and Lord Arnoldt's men nearby. They are fully capable of engaging, and at least holding, the Advent," Alexander replies.
Alexander hears Jenson's chair groan as he settles back in the leather. "Admiral, this isn't at all about the Vasari, is it?"
Alexander's eyes turn away from the speaker on the desk as the hand he was resting his chin on moves to his temple, where the fingers brush the soft gray striping his short hair, "Sir, you know my position on the matter."
"For the love of Earth, why do you have any sympathy for these heretics? You know what they did. Who they are," Jenson says with a sneer reflected in his voice.
"I do, but you know what we did. What we are. It has to stop somewhere, Admiral. We can't do this dance forever," Alexander says, his voice softening with fatigue as the words slip from his mouth.
"Very well," Jenson says, "We'll have the 3rd and 5th Centauri Fleets join up and reinforce the sector. I'll inform them not to expect you. But Admiral... Alex, reconsider."
A click signals the end of the transmission and Alexander loiters for a moment before rising from his chair. He retreives his dress coat from a nearby hook and slips it on. As he leaves his ready room, his hands button up the last of the breast. "Ensign, status."
"Sir, No sign of any Vasari within the system. The Jacob, Elijah and Rebecca are standing by the Asimov solar station. The rest of the fleet is holding in orbit of Eolia 4, sir," the ensign reports.
Alexander takes his seat in the center of the room and glances at the holographic screen ahead, displaying unit positions and status across the system. "Excellent. Inform all vessels to follow their standing orders and that the commander of the Elijah is in charge. Get the Jericho on the horn."
The ensign completes his order and a moment passes before a repetitious beeping from the arm of his chair informs Alexander of an incoming communication. He presses a button and a voice comes from a small speaker in the metal arm, "Fleet Admiral Draakjacht, what can I do for you, sir?"
"Captain Levin, I need a second vessel to follow the DLS David to the Advent border. I would consider it a personal favor from the man leading that ship."
"My missiles are yours, sir. I can be on your wing in three."
"Good to hear." He presses the button again, sounding the same singular beep which ends the transmission. "Ensign, when the Jericho forms up, set a course for the Altair System. Let's see if we can surprise the Centauri."
With the Jericho remaining a twinkle near the horizon, the David breaks orbit from Eolia 4, the reaching spires of the Kol's beam weapons jutting forth into the void where the crew plans to make their next experience. The EWS bombers head towards the landing bay as the ship steadies itself on a straight course from the edge of Vasari held space towards the far border of the Advent.
10 Hours prior to Fleet Intel Debreifing:"Are you mad?""Maybe, just a bit." Carbon gave a small chuckle. "Pissed off is a good term too..."Xenon's expression didnt change. A blank stare from across the table."You know, its just a theory I have. But there is proof of it, and you know it.""Still! This is not your ship Carbon. This is not your fleet. Its theirs."Carbon shruged. "Bah, they would of scraped her after Helon. And that you cant argue.""You should of scrapped her. You could of built a new one and half of another new one for the price the corporation put up to save her. I say you owe them."Carbon leaned forward onto the table, "I owe? What about what they owe me?! You? Anyone one of the crews who serve them? Remember it was we who saved us back in Trader space. You know me, I dont take drastic measure unless they are needed....""I say this is beyond drastic, almost suicidal." Xenon sighed."And thats why I talking to you about it, if there is anyone Xenon I could trust with an honest opinion I would invovled them. I hate to drag you in, I know your just getting back everything you lost....""Stop. Lets not go there. OK?" Xenon shot deep glare across the table"Ok.""So, what of me and the rest of your Division?" said Xenon as he looked through the file again. Carbon with a sly smile, "Thats your call, Ive given you everything I plan to do. Your an Intel man, you tell me..."
The ancient homeworld of Agammemnon lay before the massive armada sent to bring it down under the control of the Empire. The armada ammassed was one worthy of the old days of the Vasari Empire, though the Alpha Fleet's commander, Grand General Veers, was the only one of his esteemed colleagues to know it. 4 Kol-class Capital ships, the Astorka, the Virtuous, the Fermin, and the flagship, the Bastion, floated surrounded by the Sova-call carriers Rega and Ukio and the only other capital ships to accompany the fleet the newly minted Marza-class Drednaughts Destructor and Cronus. Over 70 other support ships were with Alpha Fleet, with 20 Javelis and Cobalts forming the flanks and Percherons in the rear providing fighter and bomber cover for the 10 Krosovs that were just now finishing up their preliminary Jump procedures.
The intercom buzzed. Pushing the Talk button General Veers averted his gaze from the fleet around him.
"General Veers. The Alpha Fleet is ready for Phase Jump. We await your order. Lt. Respa out."
Turning towards Captain Kilm, General Veers asked "Is the Bastion ready to begin the end of our enemies Captain?"
"The Bastion is fully at your command General," Kilm said as he walked up to join Veers at the forefront of the bridge.
"Excellent." Pushing the intercom for fleet-wide communication Veers said, "This is General Veers all ships commence Phase Jump."
Switching off the comm, Veers turned to the Captain, "I hope that you have drilled it into the men enough Captain. Our final victory over the Vasari begins here."
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Alarms blared across the shipyards of Agammemnon. Alpha Fleet had arrived. Chaos had erupted all over the gravity well as defense ships scrambled to combat the intruders and as civilian ships rushed to get to planet before the shields went up. Standing aboard the Bastion, General Veers watched the confusion with pride: his ships were not entangled in it, a feat he couldn't have boasted about this fleet when he took command of it.
"Captain, has the entire fleet arrived?"
"Yes sir. The Astorka and Rega have engaged the Starbase with their support ships as planned. The Destructor and Cronus have already destroyed the missile stations in their way and are beginning bombardment."
"Good. Have our group engage their main fleet."
Turning back the veiwport and sensor arrays General Veers sat in his command chair. Suddenly, swiviling it, he turned and faced a Corporal standing near the wall.
"Corporal Jari. Has something gone wrong with the forward weapons? I gave you strict orders not to report here unless they were in critical failure."
Jari, looking so nervous that he appeared ready to faint, said "Sir, we have detected strong amounts of AntiMatter leaking from the Forward AntiMatter Hold."
"Yes Corporal. I know. I am having funneled into your weapons supplies so that they may caused greated damage."
"I am aware of that sir. But upon analyzing the status of our weapons it appears that several of them were sabotaged."
Veers cocked an eyebrow. "Sabotaged? You think that we have traitors in our midst?"
"The thought has occured to me sir but what I am concerned about is that those weapons are in risk of critical overload."
Bringing up the status screen of the forward weapons Veers gazed at it intently for several seconds.
"Corporal, it seems you are right. Captain shut down the two foremost Autoturrets. Thank you Corporal. You are dismissed."
"Sir." With that Corporal Jari turned on his heel and marched out of the bridge.
Swivilling back towards the main fight, General Veers brought up a visual of the entire battle.
"All ships report success in all vectors General," Captain Kilm reported.
"Good. Order all ships capable of planetary bombing that are not currently engaged to target Agamemmnon."
Suddenly the ships head Sensor Officer, Corporal Nem, broke through the conversation.
"General! Reports indicate that a large fleet is headed this way! With these reinforcements the enemy will overwhelm us!"
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"You're a bastard, Admiral, you know that?"
Alexander smiles, "Captain Hollans, you have no idea how many times I've heard that before. Now that we've discussed my parent's marital status, what's the situation?"
The gruff voice reports over the small speaker, "We have word that the Ario System is rife with Advent. Reports of shipyards, laboratories, and just about everything you can imagine are coming in. We've been given orders to meet with the forces already in place and assist as necessary to eliminate these forward establishments."
Alexander nods and turns away from the speaker, "I understand. Ensign, coordinate with the Jericho and set course for our nearest outpost to the Ario System. Thank you, captain." He disconnects the transmission and turns his chair to face a display off to the side of the bridge.
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In orbit over Agammemnon General Veers gazed out over the shipyards filled with emergency ships trying put out the smoldering wreckage of the battle. In his hand he clutched a data report, recently come in from TEC Intelligence. Frowning he turned to Captain Kilm
"Do you know what this is Captain?"
Gazing up from his supply roster Captain Kilm responded slowly.
"That is the most recent report from Intelligence right sir?"
"Yes captain. I assume you looked this over when you forwarded it to me?"
"Of course. I have the main topic hightighted."
"Yes. Have you ordered the supplies I requested?"
"And the fleet has moved into position?"
"Good." Veers turned back to the viewport. He gazed out the panoramic view of the planet and surrounding space, obviously in deep thought. Suddenly, there was a flicker of light off on the edge of the gravity well.
"Excellent. Very fine work Captain."
Pressing the intercom Veers set up communications with the new arrival.
"Raloz Constructor O-345. This is General Veers of Alpha Fleet. Begin construction of the Argonev Starbase at vector 33"
"Right away sir," came the reply.
Even as he watched the ship moved into posistion and began construction.
"Move the Bastion into battle posistions Captain."
Gazing back at the viewport General Veers watched the hasty construcion of new defenses. The Vasari fleet was only several parsecs away and Veers, reading the report, could only hope that his experienced forces could hold off the enemy long enough for their reinforcements to arrive.
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The tension was palpable all across the planet. Civilians, sitting on the surface of their devastated planet waited to see if their planet was once again going to fall under the shroud of the Vasari. In orbit, soldiers, officers, and entire crews waited. Waited for the upcoming battle. All knowing full well that this battle would make or break the back of the Alpha Fleet. That this battle had over 20 planets and 10 sectors at risk and well over 40 billion lives in the balance.
Aboard the Bastion, General Veers stood before his senior officers. He was adressing them directly.
"Men. As you all are aware the enemy fleet here outnumbers us almost 2 to 1. However we have advantages they do not. We have the defenses that we have so hastily, yet so perfectly, constructed. We have the Arkarn. And we have the fighting men of the Alpha Fleet at our side! We will not be defeated! The enemy fleet will arrive in Vectors 27 and 28 where the mines we have placed will cause tremendous damage to their incoming ships. They will also arrive in range of the Arkans fully upgraded and operational weapons. And we have a whole fleet of reinforcements on the way. Go to your stations men. Rally the troops. And remind them that our victory will be complete here!"
Amid cheering from the bridge and from the ships who had been tuned in via in-fleet communications the Captains turned and headed to their ships. General Veers sat in his command chair and watched the visual status of the enemy fleet.
"T-Minus 30 minutes," the communication officer said to all ships, "T-Minus 30 minutes."
25 Minutes Later
"T-Minus 5 minutes. All fighters to launch posistions."
General Veers swiviled his chair, a look of satisfaction upon his face.
"Captain. Come here."
Captain Kilm strode towards the General.
"All ships report ready?"
Suddenly klaxons blared across the bridge.
"T-Minus 1 minute. All fighters: Launch."
Swiviling back to the viewport Veers watched the fighters deploy and take up defensive posistions.
"How long until reinforcements arrive Captain?"
"About 1 hour sir."
"Let us hope we can hold our own until then."
"I am sure your tactical skill can win the day sir."
"I hope so too. But against a brutal warlord like Admiral Jak'lya? It will be a long hard fight."
"Admiral Jak'lya is commanding this?! I thought that-"
"No he is here. I've studied his tactics long enough to know what he will do."
"So that is why you ordered reinforcements."
"Exactly Captain. He never expects us to have a reserve force. Look there Captain."
Out on the edge of the gravity well dozens of flickers of light suddenly appeared as enemy ships dropped into Real Space. Not 5 seconds later all 300 mines laid in the area blew up, coupled with the explosions as a dozen weaker ships were destroyed by the debris flying at their defenseless ships. Then the missiles and the lasers began to fly and the Second Battle of Agammemnon had begun.
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