Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:45 PM
Steve switched his communications to a dual frequency which locked him into Blue Omega and Red Beta squadrons. As senior pilot he had command over the mission.
“Okay team, we will be dropping out of hyperspace one light minute from the coordinates the signal came from. This will give us a chance to look over the situation before leaping into the middle of a possible war. We jump in ten seconds. All weapons to hot alert status. Shields and deflectors at full.”
The twenty Scorpions streaked into the newly formed black hole which closed behind them in a flash of light.
Arrival in five minutes at current velocity of warp ten. All ships report battle ready.
Time seemed to drag by for Steve as he sat in battle ready mode, his genetically heightened abilities stretched to their maximum, just like he knew his entire team was.
Finally, the twenty ships dropped out of hyperspace.
“Athena, scan area and report.”
Scanning……….Thirty small fighter sized ships………three very massive ships measuring five miles long and heavily armed and one cruiser sized ship with no weaponry.
Looks like this isn’t a trap or a war we are arriving at. Scan the nearest fighter, I need to know what we are up against.
Scanning……….Shielding is making scan hard but based on the weapon hits on the unarmed ship they are using a disruptor style weapon comparable to out phasers. Their shields are a match for ours but no deflectors are registered. No scan possible on the larger armed ships. Scanning………..the attackers seem to be trying to disable the cruise.
ALERT! We are being scanned by the larger ship……..multiple fighters are changing course to us and their energy signature suggest their weapons have been increased.
“Okay team, stay with your wingman and let’s make some noise. These are the most advanced fighters we have ever found outside of the renegade EFS Botany Bay”
Steve pressed his thumb against the thruster throttle on his Scorpion’s joystick and his fighter shot forward.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:59 PM
"That must be the ship under attack," Sasha said to her AI. "Open a channel to Jake...er, Lieutenant Hendrickson," Sasha requested.
"Channel open, Sasha," Sammy replied, more businesslike than usual.
"Sasha? You seeing all this?" Jake asked unnecessarily.
But Sasha understood his amazement at the sight of the advanced fighters and ships. But before she could answer, Sammy broke in. "Athena is reporting our Scorpions are being scanned by one of the larger ships...and several of their fighters are changing course. Heading toward us with possible increase of weapons."
Sasha swore. So did Jake. Sasha checked her weapons readings and gripped the ship's joystick in preparation for manual control of her fighter.
Captain Miller's voice came over their comm channel. "Okay team, stay with your wingman and let’s make some noise. These are the most advanced fighters we have ever found outside of the renegade EFS Botany Bay.”
"That's us, Sash," Jake's voice came over the comm. "We stick together, alright? Watch each others' backs, and we both go home alive. Along with everyone else."
Sash and Sammy agreed. As one unit, their fighters banked slightly and flew together in a defensive position waiting to see what would happen next.
Posted 11 December 2011 - 02:24 PM
"Of course, as always Shawntee." Joseph said.
Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:43 PM
Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:59 PM
All defensive systems at full, weapons on low energy standby. Based on my scans they should see us as unarmed but shielded. One moment........their weapons have gone hot and they are attempting to lock onto us.
"Damn, I was hoping we could talk this over. Weapons to full, arm MAM's. Lock onto the lead ship, show them we can defend ourselves."
Locking..... incoming weaposn fire! The Scorpion shuddered as the disruptor blast hit the shields. Shields at 85 percent. Weapon analysis......their weapon energy level matches our's.
The enemy force accelerated forward to engage the Scorpions.
Jerry pulled the joystick back while hitting the phaser trigger, the blue-white beam lashing out at the lead enemy causing that ship's shields to flare an angry white.
Their shields are down to 75 percent, we have shield advantage.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:22 PM
"The aliens have fired on Captain Miller." JoJo replied in his matter-of-fact AI tone. "They appear to be very hostile, as well as almost as technologically advanced as we are."
"Well, we can't have that." She remarked, moving into battle mode. "Shields at maximum, arm all weapons." She knew Kris would be right with her as she moved around to take on the aliens turning in their direction. She locked onto the lead ship and fired her phasers even as she swiftly pulled up to avoid return fire.
"That was a close call. Enemy shields are down approximately 20 percent." JoJo informed her.
"This should be fun." Shawntee said, though her voice was hardly teasing as she said it that time. Instead it was deadly serious, as she always got in combat situations. She maneuvered JoJo around for another shot on the same ship, hoping they could avoid too many hits themselves, otherwise they'd be limping home.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:23 PM
I see nothing fun about..oh you are being sarcastic.
"Let's show them we have an ace up our sleeve. Target the closest enemy and launch a MAM."
Steve tapped the fire button and felt the slight shudder as the MAM dropped out of the wing bay and accelerated toward one of the attacking ships. The enemy pilot pulled his fighter into hard dive, but the MAM followed. In moments space was filled with the blinding light of the MAM's micro anti-matter sphere combined with it's matter casing. When the light died, the fighter was gone leaving a shower of glittering metal dust.
"That should make them reconsider attacking us. I just hope they can't scan us and see we carry a limited number of MAMs"
Warning, nuclear warhead detected on enemy fighters.
"Great. That complicates things now. Open a channel to all squadron members."
"Stay alert everyone, these fighters are carrying nuclear weapons. Messy, but effective in numbers against our shields as well as the radiation plume they leave."
Steve caught movement coming from his left and kicked the Scorpion hard to avoid some kind of conventional missle. The missle followed. "Nuclear?"
The missle caught the Scorpion and detonated throwing the ship into a spin. Alarms sounded in Steve's ears as he fought the controls. "Status!"
Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:54 AM
Zjorna read the report as it scrolled across his screen and his three eyes opened wide, these would be the first ships they had ever faced that where their equal. He felt his spines tighten at the challenge and a smile showed his teeth.
He watched his pack Alpha zoom in on what appeared to be the alien's lead ship so he and his hunt-partner turned toward the next nearest ship. He wasn't much on design, but he couldn't help but admire the alien's sleek look compared to his ships stubby boxiness. Of course in space design meant nothing, it was function. He activated his weapons and charged in.
Captain Creedore felt his liner shudder as the main drive was hit amd alarms sounded across the bridge. He spun and read the screen over his pilot's shoulder. Thier hull was intact, as he expected from a Veetra attack, and the manuevering thrusters were funtional.
"Take us down to the planet below were we might be able to make a stand, I don't intend to let the Veetra harvest anyone on this ship!"
Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:34 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:07 PM
"They appear to be heading for an uninhabited part of the planet." JoJo informed his pilot. "The alien attackers have changed course and are now preparing to engage us."
"Well, let's see if we can keep from scratching your hull, sweetie." Shawntee remarked as she turned to engage the one who was charging in. She let fly with a volley from her phasers as the alien ship came into range."
If Joseph had eyes he would have rolled them at Shawntee's blase-sounding tone, but he knew she used humor to keep herself calm and collected when fighting began, so he simply kept scanning the enemy ship as she fired on it.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:05 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:18 PM
"Its shields are down approximately 23%." The AI responded in his typical conversational tone. "As is ours with that hit. Recommend we not take too many of those in succession."
"Yeah, no kidding." Shawntee muttered as she caught sight of the other ship. "Let's see if you like to snack on torpedoes, then." She knew her best friend and wingman-person-would be looking out for her and joining in on this as well. "You heard that, Kris." She said. "They got some pretty potent firepower." She started tracking it, trying to lock in so she could fire off a torpedo, but this pilot was good. "Help me get a lock, JoJo." She muttered.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:31 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:42 PM
Jerry frowned as he watched two of the smaller fighters angle toward him. Hitting the nose thrusters he turned the Scorpion so it was now sliding sideways toward the ships. As he expected, they seperated as his Scorpion slide sideways between them. He launched three quick spinners from his front launchers and three from his tail launcher. The enemy on his nose shuddered under the onslaught of such close range attack, but its' defenses held. The enemy behind him didn't fair so well and it exploded into a glitter of metal.
One down and twenty nine to go.
Our phasers seem to have a unique affect on their shields. Instead of a steady equal drain each hit seems to compound their shield loss.
"Pass that on to all Scorpions, maybe we have aa advantage no matter how small."
Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:19 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:24 AM
Shawntee cursed a blue streak as she veered away while at the same time ordering the shields be strengthened, as well as ordering him to boost the deflector field. Still, she had to keep both hands on the controls to keep from spinning out of control when the blast went off. "Oh, he's gonna pay for that!" She muttered as she brought the ship under control and turned to face him again. She quickly launched a spinner at him as she prepared to follow up with phasers again, just in case she missed with the quick deployment since she'd received the message about what they did to the enemy's shields.
"Shields are now at 68%." JoJo informed her. "Do try to be careful, dear."
Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:46 PM
"By the Master Hunter these aliens are demons!" He growled as he rolled away from the beam attack. He hit his weapon fire button and held the disruptor beam on a tight angle trying to weaken the closest enemy's shields. If he could get the demons shield's down a little more his last nuclear missle might get through.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:45 PM
Jerry frowned. "We can't stand up against those ships. Open to all Scorpions."
"All pilots, we have some very large friends of these fighters coming our way. We need to put some distance between them and us."
Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:00 AM
"Well, at least you're being sensible." JoJo said. "Our shields took quite a beating from that last one, down to forty-eight percent."
"Would I let them scratch your paint?" Shawntee quipped, chuckling a little when JoJo didn't answer that one. He probably was scratched up a bit, but not enough that he couldn't get her back home.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:46 PM
Jerry caught the flash and smiled as he sent a simple message to Shawntee. "One hell of a shot Pilot!"
Athena intrrupted. White hole formation! Washington DC has arrived along with three battlecruisers.
"Things just got interesting." Jerry said.
The Washington DC and the three battlecruisers entered normal space and moved closer to the now outgunned Scorpions to give them cover from the approaching enemy motherships.
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