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Exodus Fleet.........Veetra!


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#1 Lover of Purple

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:45 PM

OOC: Everyone involved be sure to keep checking the “Exodus Fleet…Introduction” thread since it will always be our “home” thread. If our pilots survive ;) they will return to that thread.

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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.”

Jump initiated.

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.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:59 PM

Just before they jumped as one unit, Sasha felt her Scorpion link up with the rest of Red Beta and Blue Omega under the control of Captain Miller. When they dropped out of hyperspace, Sammy had their shields and defectors up and activated. He gave her a reading over the sensor array of the thirty small fighter sized ships, along with the three massive and heavily armed ships. A cruiser sized ship seemed to have no defenses at all.

"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.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 02:24 PM

"It's you and me, girlfriend." Shawntee quipped to Kristen as they took their positions to wait on the alien ships. They wouldn't open fire first, but JoJo would let her know if they were getting ready to fire their weapons and she knew she could react almost instantly to it. That wasn't to say that they couldn't hit her, especially since she'd been informed that they were almost equal to them in terms of technology anyway. "Keep an eye on them JoJo." She said. "I don't think they wanna say hello."

"Of course, as always Shawntee." Joseph said.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:43 PM

Kristen kept formation with Shawntee as Avuna kept her sensors on the approaching alien fighters and kept her pilot updated on the course and trajectory of the ones closest to her Scorpion. It figured that they would come across aliens as advanced or at least almost as advanced as humanity eventually-it was just unfortunate that they were hostile. "Yeah we'll send 'em home crying for their Mommies." Kristen replied back to Shawntee as they took their defensive positions to await the incoming alien fighters.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:59 PM

Steve halted his Scorpion several kilometers ahead of his team and waited, his senses alert and ready.

"Status?"

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.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:22 PM

Shawntee stopped her Scorpion and held position while JoJo assessed the situation. "What's the scoop JoJo?" She asked her AI.

"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.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:23 PM

Steve frowned slightly as disruptor beams from three enemy ships shook his Scorpion. "Well, this is fun..."

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."

Targeting... Lock.

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."

Open

"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?"

Negative.....photonic.

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!"

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:54 AM

Zjorna angled his huntship away from the spaceliner he had just straffed, knocking out their main drive, and pulled up alongside his huntleader's ship just as a message came in from the Processorship regarding arrival of alien ships. As one the pack arched away from the prey to intercept the new arrivals. Hunting was fine, but true hunters like himself and the pack needed a challenge but he held no hope in the new arrivals being that challenge since his race had never found any prey even close to the Veetra's advanced technology. It didn't take long for the Processorship to scan the aliens and send all huntships a rundown.

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.

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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!"

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Kristen dropped back slightly behind Shawntee and maintained a covering formation with her as she flew in perfect sync with her wing-partner. Avuna provided a steady commentary of battlefield updates relevant to her situation as she too fired upon the same lead ship that Shawntee had, also pulling up to maintain the formation and avoid fire. "This enemy should prove as a challenge." The pilot remarked to her AI as they flew with Shawntee and JoJo. "Which is all very well and good except if they prove too much of a challenge. I do so hate it when my nice shiny hull takes damage." Avuna remarked. Kristen chuckled. "Then lets try and keep your hill nice and pristine."

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

"These aliens are pretty advanced." Shawntee remarked to JoJo. "And that ship they just attacked isn't. Looks like it's going in to land on that planet, hope there aren't any unfriendlies on it."

"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.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

Zjorna griped the controls harder s the nearest enemy opened fire on him, vibrations shaking his fangs as his shields fought back the attack. A quick check showed his defenses were down 23%. He pressed the fire button as the enemy shot past him and smiled slightly as the disruptor beam spashed against the larger ship's defense screens. Not fatal he knew, but it was only his first volley. He snap-rolled his huntship over and flung it to his left away from the enemy in order to try and get a clearer shot.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

Shawntee gripped JoJo's controls as he was hit by a beam as she flew past the enemy she had just attacked. "Ow, that stung." She said as the ship shuddered. She flipped the controls and banked hard around to find it again and get another shot off. "Did that do anything?" She asked her AI.

"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.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

Kristen looped away from Shawntee after she'd caught the interest of a particularly skilled enemy pilot as she knocked its shields down to 23% then he returned the favour with his own weapons. Now she and Avuna were zooming towards the enemy fighter from above in a swooping motion. An extra set of crosshairs highlighted the ones she was using to aim at the enemy fighter which indicated that Avuna had also gotten a lock on their opponent. Kris gave a slight but fierce smile as she fired her Scorpion's phasers, lancing them across the enemy fighter in a solid hit.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:42 PM

Zjorna spun his huntship in a spiral as a second one of the enemy fighters' weapons hit his shields. He glared at the readouts seeing his shields were down by almost 70%. It seemed these fighters he was up against had a weapon he had never seen, they didn't take a constant amount of drain but seemed to compound somehow. As he spun past the fighters he flipped his ship so he was sliding backwards away from the enemy and launched a nuke. He knew it wouldn't destroy them but it might weaken their defenses some.

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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."

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

Kristen threw her fighter into a steep sideways dive, veering away sharply as Avuna warned her that the enemy fighter had deployed a nuclear bomb at herself and Shawntee. "Reinforce the shields facing the blast and soften the ones facing the opposite side." She ordered her AI tightly. "Match the explosion's velocity so we'll take less of an impact." She gripped her controls firmly as the nuke went off mere seconds later and held the Scorpion steady. Once the blast was over Kristen straightened out her flight pattern and spun the Scorpion around to launch an attack at the enemy fighter. "Shields are at 64% and the radiation is affecting sensors." Avuna reported with a hint of annoyance. "My accuracy is down 7%." Kristen patted the dashboard in an affectionate manner as she headed for the enemy fighter. "Don't worry. We'll make them pay for any damage you incur." She told her AI reassuringly.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

"The enemy vessel has launched a nuclear device." JoJo warned Shawntee as she was trying to get a lock on them so she could launch a spinner.

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."

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

Zjoran started to congratulate himself for the nuclear missle when the alien hit him with one of their small missles and then their blusish beam weapon hit the exact same shield the missle had.

"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.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:45 PM

Alert! The larger ships have broken off their attack and the are moving to intercept us.

Jerry frowned. "We can't stand up against those ships. Open to all Scorpions."

Open

"All pilots, we have some very large friends of these fighters coming our way. We need to put some distance between them and us."

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:00 AM

"Blast it!" Shawntee grumbled as she veered away from the beam. Then she received the message from Jerry about the larger vessels coming to join the fight, so she rolled JoJo around and fired two more spinners at the ship she'd engaged before turning to reassemble with the others getting ready to jump. "All right, girlfriend." She said to Kristen. "You heard the leader, time to leave before we're toasted." She may not like leaving in the middle of a battle, but she would if it was the only way to survive.

"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.


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:46 PM

Zjoran started a left roll when he saw the enemy ship fire two quick spinning points of light just as his readouts told him his defense screens had died. His last thought was "We may have met our equals" before the spinners hit his ship and it exploded.

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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.

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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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