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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 11
    Brea III (Prime)

    The Valdez family were all at home enjoying their evening, the triplets were with their spouses attending to the little ones and watching cartoons with them while the boys were playing a racing game. Nathan Valdez and Joanna Dawson-Valdez were reading, Valdez was reading his copy of "The secret history of the Mongols" while Joanna was reading "The Lord of the Rings." The peace was disturbed by a call, the Star Union had honored Valdez's request to take command of Battle Group Scythe full time on the condition that his family were given Star union citizenship. This suited Valdez fine as he could protect his family and be in a position to get both the Federation and Terrans talking instead of pointing weapons at each other, Trianna (yellow) had also volunteered to serve in the Star Union fleet as penance for her father's actions but serving under her adoptive father.

    "Star Commander Valdez, certainly has a nice ring to it" commented Joanna smiling when she heard the news. "Dad, did they agree to honor my request?" asked Trianna (yellow). "They did, you'll serve under me. Your service will be in exchange for a full pardon and citizenship" answered Valdez. "Does that mean I have to call you sir on duty?" asked Trianna (yellow). "I don't do formality, you're my daughter so dad will do fine" answered Valdez. "Thanks dad" replied Trianna (yellow). "I want to see you apply yourself in a professional manner on duty, respect those around you and keep your head down and do your job and you will have no problems" answered Valdez. "Yes dad, if I step out of line then it's just accept the punishment" replied Trianna (yellow). "I'm firm but I'm fair, your father tried draconian measures to punish you but I won't" answered Valdez. "I know, that's why I made the request" replied Trianna (yellow). "Good, early night for you, training starts tomorrow" answered Valdez. "Yes dad, time to get back to the terrors, they like the old Loony Tunes cartoons" replied Trianna (yellow). "Enjoy" answered Valdez getting back to his book. "Mongols?" asked Joanna looking at Valdez's book. "It's the story of Genghis Khan, while I may not agree with his methods or those of his people, their military was something special and their tactics were excellent. Tactics I would employ to out think an enemy" answered Valdez. "Enjoy your book" replied Joanna.

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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 11
    Carraya System (MU Yellow)

    It had been two days since the battle at Crateris and another Borg onslaught swept into the Beta Quadrant, this time their target was the Romulan colony on Carraya II. The Romulan and Terran fleet defending the world were ready to fight when the Borg arrived, the only warning they got of the attack was a "We are the Borg, lower your shields and surrender your ships.You will be assimilated, your biological and technical distinctiveness will be add to our own. Resistance is futile" just before a cube entered orbit. The battle was a one sided massacre as the defending ships were overrun and assimilated, the captain of the I.S.S. Zhukov in a last act of defiance set a ramming course as his crew were being assimilated around him. The Zhukov and two Romulan ships charged their cores and rammed the cube from three sides at the same time before detonating their cores. The cube was destroyed but not before Borg drones were landed on the colony itself.

    What followed was the complete assimilation of every man, woman and child on the world, the decision was taken to sacrifice the planet and a protomatter device was set off wiping out all life on the surface at the cost of the last survivor's life. The Imperial Alpha Quadrant Alliance's scorched Earth policy was working as the Borg were being denied drones and resources. On Betazed, Papela got news of the massacre at Carraya and her reaction was not good, "What was the population of Carraya and how many ships were defending it?" she asked the Imperial Allliance. "250,000 on Carraya II, Admiral Goran saw it beneath him to defend non-Terrans so only 10 ships were left defending the system, however the last survivor on the planet detonated a protomatter device sacrificing the world" reported Captain Smith-Petrofski. "Why keep targeting the Romulans?" asked Papela. "The Borg know our unity is a strength, they may be trying to eliminate our allies before they move on the Empire itself" answered T'Pamne. "The Borg have no honor" commented General Kagran of the KDF. "Honor has nothing to do with it, eliminate the Romulans and you have a clear path to the Empire" argued Admiral Petrofski. "All Imperial Alliance forces in the Beta and Alpha Quadrants will be on a defensive footing, all Imperial Alliance forces in the Delta Quadrant prepare an offensive, draw the Borg away from attacking the Alpha and Beta Quadrants" ordered Papela. "Ma'am" answered Papela's Imperial commanders. The Romulans and Klingons also put their fleets on a defensive footing as the evacuations of colonies continued.

    On Betazed, T'Pamne introduced Papela to the Borg drone Battle Fleet Omega had liberated. Bareil would be Papela's expert on how to fight the Borg.


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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • zionus0zionus0 Member Posts: 381 Arc User
    edited April 11
    ISS Vendetta
    O'Briens eyes narrowed at the screen. Victoria was in a foul mood, her golden heeled boots clanking as she turned and started walking to the bridge of the dreadnought.

    "Helmsman! Ready for dimensional shift immediately... Everyone else prepare for battle." The head sat down crossing her right leg over the other ehile her hands were tightly griping the arm rests of the chair.

    The Paradox class emerged from a rift between two cubes it took less than twenty seconds for 29th century ship to destroy them with its Iconian weaponry.

    "Are you happy now Victoria?" Zalnos said. "Tactical cube incoming."

    "You will be assimilated. Resistance-"
    "For having the combined intellegence of billions, you're really dumb. This ship is from the future, that alone should tell you how your fight empire ends, machine!"

    The Vendetta activated her manhime device creating temporal copies of itself trippling her firepower. To the Borgs credit O'Briens ship took minor damage before a third borg wreak was left amid the graveyard inside the Great Bloom.

    Rishis took a moment to look out a viewport. The burnt, shattered remains of a familiar ship she once served on coming into view.

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    Terra system, Mars (Shadow base), medical physio room 2.

    Emma Roy, forced her legs to move as she held herself upright with the railing on either side of her.
    One two three steps and she allowed herself to fall forward, catching herself on the mat.

    She wanted for moment and shook her head. She was useless to the empire right now, oh but when she got out of here with her strength renewed.... whomever had done this was going to pay.

    "Im impressed you survived Shade." Said a disguised voice from the wall monitor. "You and ever Shadow going to have to make a choice soon.... you need to decide where you stand."

    The assassin doubted nothing but playing this game would get her no information.
    " With the Victors."
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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 11
    Betazed (MU yellow)

    In a private meeting, Papela was speaking with Bareil on the best way of fighting the Borg, "Regent, the Collective prioritized the Romulans as they pose the biggest threat. The Borg will not stop until either they assimilate all lifeforms that conform to their perfection or until they are destroyed" said Bareil. "Is there a way we can stop them without wiping them all out?" asked Papela. "The collective hive mind is an organic computer network, introduce a virus into that network and it should disrupt it though there's a catch. To access the network, it must be assimilated" answered Bareil. "That's a suicide mission" replied Papela. "With no guarantee that it will be successful because the moment any disruption is detected, the Hive Queen will disconnect the infected part from the collective and self destruct the infected part" answered Bareil. "What about if the Queen directly assimilates it?" asked Papela. "In theory, it should spread to the rest of the collective" answered Bareil.

    "Bareil, thank you. Hypothetically, what would happen to the princesses if the Borg captured them?" asked Papela. "They would be injected with nanoprobes which then take over the body and put into maturation chambers where they would be rapidly grown and made into drones" answered Bareil. "I see, is that standard practice for all infants and juveniles?" asked Papela. "It is, Admiral Petrofski is correct in his assessment that they must be evacuated. If this empire falls, they will be in a living death as drones along with everyone else" answered Bareil. "Bareil, thank you for your honesty" replied Papela. "Regent, crippling the collective may be our only option. The Borg know our strengths and our weaknesses and they will exploit that" answered Bareil. "Begin work on a program, the Valdez girls left us with a collection of viruses. Make use of them" ordered Papela. "Regent" answered Bareil. "Dismissed" said Papela. Bareil left the room and Papela put a call through to the Dominion, she was calling on their aid to help in the fight against the Borg onslaughts as news came in of another Borg attack.

    The Gamma Eridon system had detected a cube exiting transwarp and a large fleet was scrambled to intercept the cube before it got to the colony. Admiral Goran wanted to leave the Romulans to their fate but he was overruled and executed by his first officer who took command of the defense. The military vessels would try and buy as much time for the civilians to get away and the defenders would fight to the death, all ships were now instructed to self destruct themselves if their ships were overrun or to ram the cube. The 150 Romulan, Klingon and Terran ships put up a stout defense as the 50,000 civilians on Gamma Eridon were evacuated safely. With the civilians away, the defenders made kamikaze runs when the Borg adapted to their weapons. Faced with desperate resistance, the cube destroyed ship after ship but the numbers of the defenders began to tell as ship after ship smashed into the cube. The cube exploded and the defenders swept their ships with troops armed with projectile weapons and grenades, any crew who had been assimilated were euthanized to end their suffering. The battle at Gamma Eridon had cost the defenders 100 ships for the destruction of one cube.

    On Betazed, Papela read the reports of the battle and was shocked at the losses. "We cannot afford these kill to loss ratios" she noted to herself.
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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • zionus0zionus0 Member Posts: 381 Arc User
    edited April 11
    The moment I realized: "Oh god I have to maintain my technological supremacy!"... Note I'm the light purple sandwiched between the Borg and Terrans.
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  • shadowfang240shadowfang240 Member Posts: 27,043 Arc User
    better start spamming starbases and fleets along all the access points into your space​​
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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 12
    Betazed (MU Yellow)

    Admiral Petrofski had been ordered to put his evacuation plan into action. Kestrella Lot (yellow) had been told "only bring what you and the princesses need" by Captain Smith-Petrofski. "Captain, where we going?" asked Kestrella. "That's need to know, this must be done in absolute secrecy. You will be notified when we get into the red empire" answered Captain Smith-Petrofski. "Understood captain, mother's orders must be followed" replied Kestrella as she got the twins ready. Half an hour later, a cloaked shuttle left Betazed and landed aboard the I.S.S. Moskva. Battle Fleet Omega was the escort and they cloaked and set a course for the rift gate. After arriving at the rift gate 13 hours later, they crossed into the Red Empire and set a course for Vulcan. Admiral Petrofski then went to notify Kestrella of their destination.

    "Admiral, no incidents. Mother will be pleased" said Kestrella as the twins woke up from their sleep. "Ma'am, we're heading to Vulcan. Since Betazed is too close to the cold war front, Vulcan was selected. Regents Solat and D'Tan both understanding the seriousness of the situation have agreed that Vulcan is logically the safest option" answered Admiral Petrofski. "Thank you Admiral, Vulcan has a treaty with Betazed and they're honoring it" replied Kestrella. "Unity for the good of the whole" answered Petrofski. "Time of arrival at Vulcan?" asked Kestrella. "18 hours ma'am" answered Petrofski. "Thank you Admiral" replied Kestrella. "I'll leave you to your duties" answered Petrofski. "Admiral, why do you call me ma'am?" asked Kestrella. "Force of habit" answered Petrofski. "Ms Lot will do, Admiral. I'm a civilian not a military type though I must commend your soldiers, very professional and maybe I may have to borrow some for my more difficult students" replied Kestrella. "You a teacher?" asked Petrofski. "I am, it does society a service and imparts wisdom" answered Kestrella. "Noble profession Ms Lot" answered Petrofski. "Admiral, it is. Thank you for your help in this matter and dismissed" replied Kestrella. Battle Fleet Omega arrived at Vulcan 18 hours later and Kestrella and the princesses were put into a secure part of the Regent's palace under 24 hour guard from a squad of Betazed Regent Guard.

    Battle Fleet Omega then returned to yellow Betazed with the report from Kestrella. 72 hours later, Battle Fleet Omega arrived at Betazed Yellow and sent Papela the report from Kestrella. "Admiral, that's the line of succession secured. Thank you for evacuating my daughter and my grandchildren, good work" said Papela. "Ma'am" answered Admiral Petrofski.
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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 15
    Nice, god help those who cross the new Regent, better to stay on her good side.
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    The Borg invasion of the yellow Alpha and Beta Quadrants was bleeding the Alliance as the attrition was wearing down the defenders, losses were heavy as the defenders made the Borg fight for every planet but the line was barely holding as civilians were being evacuated to the Red Empire. The longer the Borg could be held at the frontier, the more civilians could be evacuated and the defenders knew that. On Betazed, Senator Iodokar evacuated with her staff and were moved to Vulcan (red) by Battle Fleet Omega, they led a convoy of civilians out of Betazed and stuck with the convoy all the way to the rift. In the Delta Quadrant, Imperial Delta Alliance forces commenced their push into Borg space. Orders were simple, "Transwarp hubs, unicomplexes and shipyards are priority targets. Take the pressure off. Signed Regent Papela Lot."

    "Are we ready sir?" asked Commander Williams aboard the I.S.S. Guadalcanal. "No choice, our people are dying. The Voth have developed Borg killing torpedoes, they've been wanting to test them" answered Captain Reynolds. "Let's hope we can take the pressure off" replied Williams. "People are depending on us, let's get to our business" answered Reynolds. In the Gamma Quadrant, the Dominion opened their front alongside Imperial forces and began their advance on Borg space. At Betazed, Red empire and Dominion reinforcements formed up and headed to intercept a Borg Cube heading to Betazed. Papela was urged to evacuate when news got through to her.

    "How much of the population have evacuated?" asked Papela. "25%, 1 billion" answered Papela's aide. "Then I will stay until the last citizen is away. Get to your evacuation ship" ordered Papela as she took command of the defense, Betazed would not fall on her watch. At 1430 hrs, the fleet intercepted the cube, they opened fire and charged the cube in swarms. The cube as predicted headed into the system and engaged, The defenders under Admiral Petrofski and A Vorta commander (yellow) fought for hour after hour as the Jem'Hadar made kamikaze runs on the cube, the cube though damaged fought on as the defenders transported several singularity devices aboard. The devices detonated and the cube was ripped apart by an artificial mini black hole, the battle was a costly one as out of the fleet of 300 ships, one in five were either destroyed or severely damaged but the sacrifice was worth it as more civilians were evacuated safely to the rift gate.

    On Betazed, Papela read the report and congratulated the captains and crews who held the line, "Ladies and Gentlemen, well done. We got several million away safely because of your stand, be proud in your sacrifices have saved lives. You all fight so others may live, that is a noble cause. You are beacons of light against the darkness, every living thing in this galaxy needs that light to be lit. This morning, offensives were started on Borg holdings in the Gamma and Delta Quadrants, our resistance has united all quadrants and the Borg fear our unity. We will make the Borg fight and we will fight until we are no longer capable of doing so but we'll never surrender, the Empress will not forget this courage." "It is better to die for the Empress than live for yourself" said Lt. Palmer. It caused a sea of smiles. "Mr Palmer, truer words have never been spoken" answered Papela. "Ma'am" replied Palmer.
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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 15
    Star Union Dreadnought Harbinger (Prime)

    Nathan Valdez stepped onto the command deck of the Harbinger and smiled. "Sir" said Nydon (yellow). "Nydon, I see the old girl has not changed" answered Valdez. "She's just been refitted, she's the only ship with thalaron in the Battle Group" replied Nydon showing Valdez through the schematics. "Good, that weapon should be under direct control. Lock the the weapon to my command code" ordered Valdez. "Sir" answered Nydon as he locked in control of the weapon. "Never been on a ship like this, I only heard the stories of these ships but never seen one in action" said Trianna. "Nydon, meet the latest member of the Harbinger crew, Cadet Anna Valdez" said Valdez. "Cadet, I want to see you focused and applying yourself. Can you do that?" asked Nydon. "I'll try my best" answered Trianna. "Cadet, you will do your best, trying is not good enough. I expect my crew to be professional and to be the quickest and sharpest in the fleet, in combat, if you hesitate, you die and I've seen my fair share of people your age and sometimes younger being put into a casing with a flag then launched out of a torpedo tube. That's why you have to do your best, I expect nothing less than that. Understood?" asked Valdez.

    "Yes dad" answered Trianna. "If you have any problems, speak to either me or Chevalier Nydon" replied Valdez. "I'm not calling you sir" answered Trianna. "I know, maybe sir when dignitaries are around" replied Valdez. "Yes dad" answered Trianna (yellow) as she signed an agreement that stated in exchange for her service, she would earn her citizenship and her past all forgotten. "Cadet, take the computer warfare station" ordered Valdez. "Yes dad" answered Trianna as she gave Valdez a Federation military salute and went to her station smiling. "Why do cadets insist on saluting?" asked Nydon. "They salute the rank not the man" answered Valdez. "Those Jem'Hadar you asked for, they've arrived. Shall I show them in?" asked Nydon. "Please" answered Valdez. The Jem'Hadar were shown in and swore their loyalty to the Star Union, "Gentlemen and brave warriors, you may elect a first from among yourselves. No violence, you have the right to choose in cleaner fashion" said Valdez. "Unorthodox" commented Nydon. "It's better they are led by a Jem'Hadar" answered Valdez. "Unorthodox is what we do" replied Nydon. "We choose Kamak'akln as first" said the Jem'Hadar spokesman. "Kamak'akln, you accept the position of first?" asked Valdez. "Yes sir" answered the new Jem'Hadar first. "Then the Star Union accepts your service, congratulations First" replied Valdez. "Sir" answered First Kamak'akln.

    "Rats" said Trianna as her displays were all in Rihan. "Problems cadet?" asked Nydon. "My Rihan is not so good, permission to convert this to Imperial standard?" asked Trianna. "Cadet, granted" answered Nydon. "Computer, change displays to Imperial Standard" ordered Trianna and the displays changed. "Problem solved?" asked Nydon. "Sir" answered Trianna. "Good, back to work" ordered Nydon. "All ships, prepare to leave port and set a course for the Great Bloom. It's time to hold some fleet exercises, cadets all report to the briefing room for your assignments" ordered Valdez. "Put crews on condition 1 throughout the fleet" ordered Nydon.



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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 14
    Betazed (MU yellow)

    The War against the Borg was still in favor of the Borg when more reinforcements arrived in the Yellow Empire, Admiral Petrofski had been raising a relief fleet and he now deployed it to Betazed. On Betazed, the Imperials saw the sky darken as thousands of Imperial, Dominion and Voth ships from the Red reality jumped into orbit. The citizens and troops on the ground cheered as the relief column took up position. Petrofski then reported to Papela and asked, "We brought friends, where are they needed?" "Here for now, all commanders report to the conference room" ordered Papela. "Ma'am" answered Petrofski as he put a photo of his wife into his tunic pocket, Jasmine Smith-Petrofski had been evacuated due health reasons. At the palace, Papela announced her plan, "To stop the Borg, we must kill their hive queen. We will draw the Borg Queen to battle then infect her ship with this program. Mr Bareil, explain" ordered Papela.

    "This program is to be only assimilated by the Hive queen herself, once assimilated the program will cause the collective network to collapse in on itself" explained Bareil. "Getting to the Hive Queen will be difficult, that unicomplex will be heavily defended and even if we eliminate her and she'll download into a new body" replied Captain Dawson. "That's why we need to engage the Hive Queen on the ground, eliminate her body so she downloads to her ship then we infect the ship before reducing it to scrap" answered Papela. "I can spare some penal units for the ground phase though they will not last long once they alert the collective. I would suggest infecting them with neurolytic pathogens to infect the collective should our original plan go south" replied Petrofski. "Our offensives in the Gamma and Delta Quadrants have taken the pressure off us here, since yellow forces are too badly battered, red and allied forces will lead the attack on the Hive Queen" answered Papela. "We'll need a lot of ships just to engage a unicomplex" replied Petrofski sizing up the task ahead of them. "Maybe removing their Hive Queen and collapsing their network may get the message across" answered Papela.

    "Ma'am" answered the Imperial officers and the allied officers just saluted Papela and said "Regent." "News from the Delta Quadrant, Imperial Delta Alliance forces have just destroyed two transwarp hubs by sending the nebulas they were hidden in supernova" said Papela as she passed round the PADDs. "Good news for us" answered Petrofski. "How are we on the evacuations?" asked Papela. "We may not be able to evacuate everybody, so far 6.2 billion have been moved to the red empire" answered Petrofski. "Admiral, your concern is noted" replied Papela. "Ma'am, with all due respect, there may be a time when that rift into the red empire is sealed, best thing we can do is buy as much time to evacuate as much citizens as possible until the time no more can be evacuated" answered Petrofski. "Agreed, I want plans of how to take on a unicomplex on my desk by 0900 tomorrow" ordered Papela then everyone was dismissed. On Vulcan red, Senator Iodokar spoke with Regent Solat and thanked her to taking care of the princesses and her little sister. "Senator, the line of succession must be kept secure. Be sure that Fleet Admiral Heath and the Empress get the message where their twins are when the time comes" asked Solat. "Regent, that is fair now family time" answered Jodi (yellow) as she went and spoke to her sister and her nieces.

    Later, Jodi caught up with Obin Wray and his volunteers, "You spoken with your cousin yet?" she asked. "I have, all the orphans are accounted for as well" answered Obin. "Mr Wray, I need an aide" asked Jodi. "Senator" answered Obin as Kestrella was feeding the twins. "Mr Wray, glad to see you and the volunteers made it with those little ones" said Kestrella. "We did a complete head count, all accounted for Miss Lot" answered Obin. "So you'll be working for my sister, serve her well" replied Kestrella. "I will Miss Lot" answered Obin. "Mr Wray, I know you will" replied Kestrella. "Mr Wray, go get some rest. You've got a busy day tomorrow, I want to see you up and ready and at my office at 0600 tomorrow morning" ordered Jodi. "Senator" answered Obin and he left the room to his guest quarters.
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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 15
    Star Union Dreadnought Harbinger (Prime)

    The crew were at condition one, Star Commander Valdez and Nydon had decided between them to really start testing the cadets, "As you have noticed, this is a recreation of the command deck. Today you cadets will have to work togther, I want to see teamwork and clear communication" said Valdez. "Sir" chorused the cadets. "Start exercise" ordered Nydon. The exercise started with Cadet Terek reporting "Distress call sir, a Federation ship has reported they are under attack." "Cadet T'Rala, set a course for the distress signal, maximum warp" ordered Valdez. "Sir" answered Cadet T'Rala. 15 minutes later, the cadets got their first taste of battle as a simulated Federation ship was being hammered by an Orion fleet. "Put us between the Orions and the U.S.S. Howe" ordered Valdez. "In position, enemy firing" reported Cadet T'rala as simulated sparks flew across the room.

    "Bring forward disruptors on target and fire" ordered Nydon. "Cadet Valdez, bring their systems down" ordered Valdez. "Sir" chorused the cadets. The Harbinger was taking hit after hit as her forward weapons fired but missed the targets. "Shields dropping to 70%, 60%" reported Cadet T'Rell. "Engineering, redirect reserve power to the shields" ordered Nydon. "We cannot spare you much power, auxiliary circuits are fried" reported engineering. "Enemy have fired torpedoes, they're heading to the Howe" reported Cadet Serra on ops. "Put us between those torpedoes and the Howe" ordered Valdez. The room shook as the Harbinger ate several torpedoes but the shields held, what the cadets did not account for was the Howe exploding with all hands lost and a direct hit on the simulated bridge followed by "end exercise." "Too polite and not fast enough, if that was real, not only would the 1500 crew aboard the Howe be dead, so would we. Hesitation costs lives and that's the lesson I want you all to learn coming out of this" said Valdez. "It was a no win situation, you set us up to fail" complained Cadet Valdez. "They will happen Cadet, failure is the greatest teacher. Learn from this because in the real thing, you seldom get second chances" replied Valdez. "Yes dad" answered Cadet Valdez. "Rerun exercise, this time be quicker and faster" ordered Nydon. "Sir" chorused the Cadets.

    Later that day, BG Scythe entered the Great Bloom and the fleet exercise could truly began as frigates and destroyers zipped around the larger ships. The Cadets aboard Harbinger were at their studies as Cadet Valdez was called aside by Nydon, "Cadet, your Rihan needs work." "I'm finding it difficult" answered Cadet Valdez. "Not that difficult, you will be paired up with Cadet Terek who will be a language coach. I have spoken with your father and he agrees that you learn Rihan since this is a Romulan vessel" replied Nydon. "Yes sir" answered Cadet Valdez. "Good, I know your background and I know that you can be someone better. Don't waste that potential" replied Nydon. "I won't" answered Cadet Valdez. "I know, back to your studies" replied Nydon. Cadet Valdez went back to her studies and soon Cadet Terek was teaching her Rihan. Later that day, Trianna caught up with Valdez and handed her report in. After reading it, Valdez asked her "where did you go wrong?" "Not being fast enough" answered Trianna. "You hesitated, learn from that failure so it does not happen again" replied Valdez. "Yes dad" answered Trianna. "How's the Rihan lessons going?" asked Valdez. "I've been paired up with Cadet Terek, I'm learning the basics at first" answered Trianna. "Work on it" replied Valdez. "It's a difficult language to learn" answered Trianna. "I know it is, did your father ever teach you different languages?" asked Valdez. "No, he deemed it a waste of time" answered Trianna. "Well it's holding you back, being able to read, speak and write in a different language helps understanding different cultures easier. Think on that" replied Valdez. "Yes dad" answered Trianna.

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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 17
    Star Union Dreadnought Harbinger (Prime)

    The cadets were all assembled in astrometrics classroom sat at their desks, "All rise" ordered Nydon and the cadets stood to attention when Valdez entered the room and said "Jolan Tru cadets." "Jolan Tru sir" chorused the cadets before they sat back down and a display of a star system filled the room giving a full 360 degree view of the system. "Welcome to the Tyra System, year 2374, it's the opening months of the Federation Alliance/Dominion War and the Alliance are being pushed back. What you are about witness is one of the Federation's worst defeats, we will cross-examine the battle from both side's perspectives to see how this defeat came about" said Valdez. "This'll be interesting" noted Trianna (yellow). "112 ships of the Federation Seventh Fleet were ordered to retake the Tyra system, I will explain the Federation tactics and Nydon here will explain the tactics of the Dominion" said Valdez.

    "First move goes to the Dominion, they do not engage but instead they retreat ahead of the Federation Seventh Fleet drawing them further into the system" said Nydon highlighting the Dominion moves on the display. "The Federation fleet suspecting an ambush tighten their formation in order to maximize their firepower, however some ships don't get the message due to jamming and gaps appear between the Federation centre and the flanks" said Valdez bringing the Federation fleet on the display. "The defenders knowing the Federation fleet strength reinforce the system bringing defending ship numbers to 250, the Dominion fleet begins to form a pincer round the Federation fleet" said Nydon updating the display. The cadets all were paying attention as they listened and watched the display. "The Federation fleet then realize they've fallen into a trap as they tighten up their formation but this has problems, can anyone spot the problem?" asked Valdez as the display was updated. "They cannot utilize their full fire power because the ships in the middle cannot fire" answered Cadet T'Lara. "Well spotted, it's nothing new. At a place called Cannae on Earth, an 80,000 strong army was encircled by an army of 50,000. As the soldiers who were trapped in the middle of the encircled army were that tightly packed, they could not use their sword arms and they were slaughtered" replied Valdez.

    "It's the same principle here" commented Cadet Valdez. "It's exactly the same principle Cadet Valdez" answered Nydon, "Eyes back to the display, "It's now time the Dominion begin their counter-attack. The pincers move round and attack the Federation flank as the Dominion centre pins them in place. The Federation rear ships begin to retreat and while the Dominion pincer cut off any more retreats, the centre attacks and pushes the Federation back into their own trapped ships. At that point, the battle is over and all trapped Federation ships destroyed. I may add that there were some survivors as the Cardassians took the Federation survivors as prisoners of war, Dominion tactics relied on swiftness of action and knowing when to time your engagements" said Nydon. "Of the 112 Federation ships that comprised the Seventh Fleet, only 14 got back to Federation lines" finished Valdez as the display updated and a full play play of the battle was shown in real time. The cadets were all shocked at the speed and scale of the defeat, "That's what happens when you do not use advanced recon, if you are unsure of enemy intentions you send in recon. The Seventh Fleet went in blind and they were swiftly defeated and destroyed" said Valdez driving the point home of what could happen if recon is ignored. "Something the Dominion were good at, they used what intelligence they gathered in an efficient manner. The Dominion mastery of Intelligence was decisive at Tyra, always double check intel, it may be the difference between victory and defeat" said Nydon. "Sir" chorused the cadets. "Cadets, dismissed" ordered Nydon and the cadets went to get lunch. "Any that have promise?" asked Valdez to Nydon. "Cadets T'Lara, Cadet Terek, Cadet T'Rala and Cadet Valdez" answered Nydon. "Promote them to Senior Cadets apart from from Cadet Valdez, I want to see what they are truly made of" replied Valdez. "Consider it done, leadership makes or breaks" answered Nydon. "How's Cadet Valdez's Rihan?" asked Valdez. "Still needs a lot of work, I've noticed the cadets all working together" answered Nydon. "Because they want to beat us by succeeding" replied Valdez. "Time to introduce them to their new PT instructor?" asked Nydon. "Interesting choice, it would also educate them in the martial aspects of the Jem'Hadar, just tell First Kamak'akln to bear in mind that they're not Jem'Hadar" answered Valdez. "Sir" replied Nydon.
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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 18
    I.S.S. Murmansk (Prime)

    “Captain Kuznetsov, I have a deal if you would be interested” said Franklin Drake. “I'm listening” answered Kuznetsov. “How would you like to see the Empress dead?” asked Drake. “I want more, I want Terra free from the Bajoran w****e's occupation. She's destroying the Terran's way of life with her reforms” answered Kuznetsov. “As do my associates, we have a common enemy” replied Drake. “Then we have a deal” answered Kuznetsov. Drake was then smuggled off the Murmansk and the Murmansk ignoring orders returned to the red empire and went straight to Terra. On Terra, meetings were held as Drake delivered on his promise and sent the rebels weapons, explosives and operatives.

    On Terra, Kuznetsov and his crew stirred the people to take up arms and evict the aliens off Terra. Angry mobs went around killing non-Terrans and then they turned their attention to the Trill and Bajoran compounds on Terra. The compounds were stormed, the guards killed and the Bajoran and Trill occupants chained together and sold to the highest bidder. The rebels then declared Terra to be an independent Terran only state as all aliens left Sol in fear of their lives as they were attacked in the street and pelted with whatever the mobs had to hand. Others were dragged away and beaten to death as the rebels secured Terra, now the rebels decided to purge the Imperial palace staff and a massacre followed as Terra declared itself a republic and declared independence. In response, Imperial forces under Regent Solat's command surrounded Sol and cut all trade routes in. Terra was left isolated and alone as the reports of violence against Imperial officials came though, any Terran suspected of collaborating with aliens was put before kangeroo courts and put on show trial with only one verdict. The verdict was always guilty and the defendants shot on the spot.

    In a statement, the rebel declared “Sol and the Terran people are seceding from the Empire, we will be an racially pure independent state until the Bajoran w****e is removed and killed. Our demands are that Bajor, Cardassia and Qon'oS pay the price for enslaving our people, any attempt to take this system will result in reprisals against Non-Terrans. You have been warned. We're not the only Terrans who feel the same way and we will make those who enslaved our people pay the price, the Bajorans and Trills living on Terra have been sold into slavery and any Non-Terran who trespasses in Sol will be sold into slavery, If you are not Terran, you are classed as sub-Terran and treated as such. Death to the false Empress.” On Vulcan, the statement was read and all agreed Terra had to be dealt with but in a restrained manner. “We will not give in to these people, cut all trade and supplies to Sol” suggested Senator Iodokar, “Let hunger do it's work.” “Put a blockade around Sol, nothing gets in and no rebels get out” ordered Solat. Kestrella (red) had also arrived from Betazed and she helped with looking after and protecting her nieces. Aboard the Murmansk, Sergei Kuznetsov and Marina Kuznetsova wanting no part in this rebellion stole a shuttle and and made for the Sol system boundary where they were detained and questioned. After fully cooperating with Imperial authorities, they were released after proving their innocence and they joined up with Solat's forces.
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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • thay8472thay8472 Member Posts: 5,610 Arc User
    edited April 18
    Mr. Duncan, Overseer of Tardiland has recently informed me about some Mirror missions on the foundry by @TeklionBenRasha These missions are the mirror equivalent of STO's missions. Go check them out if you're looking for something to do.

    Long live the Empire! o/

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  • zionus0zionus0 Member Posts: 381 Arc User
    Tardikand???!! When did Tardigrades get a nation state? If so abandon all hope the microscopic (real ones are to small to see withbthe naked eye, and can surbive rhe vacume of space, complete deyhdration ans temperatetues higher that 100 degrees cecius!) near invincible animals will rise and kill us all! AARRGGHH!
    Why do I still play and put money into STO?
    The Foundry, and my love of Star Trek
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 18
    Sol System (MU red)

    Solat had deployed the combined Vulcan and Romulan fleet to blockade Sol. Solat's orders were simple and to the point, "Extremist elements have taken control of Terra and declared independence, we cannot allow these people to secede from the Empire. Orders from the Empress are to secure the Sol system stamp out this rebellion, civilians must not be harmed and the same applies to pregnant women. Anyone caught taking it out on civilians will be executed on the spot." The Vulocan and Romulan fleet then prepared to advance into the system. Solat took personal command of the Imperial and Vulcan forces from the Surak while Admiral Veel'Riz (red) commanded the Romulan contingent from the dreadnought Scimitar. Through out the empire, the rebel's reign of terror on non-Terrans began as devices were detonated on Bajor, Cardassia and Qon'oS destroying cultural monuments and killing civilians. In the Imperial fleet, extremists mutinied and took control of their vessels though most of the mutinies were put down swiftly, some mutineers escaped and joined up with the Terran rebels in bases all over the empire.

    What started as a isolated rebellion was becoming a wildfire that spread throughout the empire as extremist Terrans turned on their fellow Imperial citizens and began killing them in the streets. On Vulcan, the extremists were rounded up and sent to Tantalus to live out the rest of their days. This Terran rebellion spread to every sector of the empire as mobs chanting "Death to the Bajoran w****e!!!" marched though cities beating up non-Terrans. On other worlds, criminal gangs rounded up non-Terrans and began selling them in improvised slave markets to the highest bidders. The Trill had it worse when Terran gangs started removing symbiotes from Joined Trills and then killing the symbiotes before leaving the former host to die, any medical staff trying to save lives were attacked and killed as the rebel reign of terror swept through the empire. Terran armed uprisings now targeted Imperial security forces as whole Terran inhabited worlds rose up and killed or enslaved all non-Terrans on those worlds. On Terra, the rebel leadership saw the progress as Imperial fleets were spread thin trying to contain the rebellion and soon Imperial ships were openly attacked.

    "Mr Kuznetsov, you have done well. I need you to remove a threat to the Terran people" said a shadowy figure over a secure channel. "Name the target" asked Kuznetsov. "You have people on Betazed yellow, make sure the Regent dies" ordered the shadowy figure. "It'll be done my Lord" answered Kuznetsov and the screen went blank, the kill order was sent by secure subspace and on Betazed Yellow, Section 31 and Terran rebels waited for their moment to strike. They struck when Papela was walking her gardens with Admiral Petrofski and their guards. "Mr Petrofski, have you been listening?" asked Papela when she noticed Petrofski looking up after a seeing a flash of light. "Everyone down!!!!" yelled Petrofski as he grabbed Papela and pulled her down to the ground as a phaser bolt passed close to her head. "We can't see the shooter" said one guard as phaser bolts flew overhead. "They're waiting for us to show our heads, everyone keep behind cover" ordered Petrofski as he tried to spot the shooter. "Movement, single target right 300" reported one guard just as he was shot and killed. "Two of you, keep the shooter occupied, Sgt, take your squad and flank round, go!!" ordered Petrofski. "What about the Regent?" asked the Betazoid Sgt. "Let me worry about that, carry out your orders" ordered Petrofski. "Squad on me, covering force provide suppression fire" ordered the Sgt. "Regent, we're pinned down. I need you to listen, when we start putting out suppression fire, we move but we stick to cover, understood?" asked Petrofski. "Understood Admiral" answered Papela. "Suppression fire now!!" ordered Petrofski. "Sir!!" chorused the guards and they opened fire as Petrofski and Papela ran and got behind cover.

    "More than one shooter, right 200" reported the Betazoid Sgt. "Focus fire on that location, keep them pinned down" ordered Petrofski. "Squad two has a clear shot on the shooters, permission to engage?" asked one Trill Sgt. "Granted, go" ordered Petrofski as he made sure Papela kept behind cover and told her to remain calm. The rebel shooters were eventually outflanked and stunned and after the shooting had stopped, Petrofski and Papela kept behind cover until it was safe to leave it. "Area secure sir" reported the Betazoid Sgt. "Good work all of you" answered Papela, "Admiral, thank you for saving my life. You have a first name Mr Petrofski?" said Papela. "It's Mario, ma'am" answered Petrofski. "Mario, conduct the interrogations" ordered Papela as she stunned a rebel trying to run. "With pleasure ma'am" answered Petrofski. "Mario, you've been shot" said Papela noticing a phaser burn on Petrofski's shoulder, "Follow me, we're going to get that treated. I won't forget that you took a phaser bolt for me." "Just doing my duty ma'am" answered Petrofski humbly as he collapsed from his wound. "Medical staff to the gardens, we have casualties" ordered Papela. When Petrofski came to, Papela grabbed a chair and told him that he did the right thing and that loyalty like that will not be forgotten. "Ma'am, does my wife know?" asked Petrofski. "Not yet, I understand she was evacuated to Vulcan red" answered Papela. "We recently found out she's pregnant" replied Petrofski. "Congratulations to the both of you but I need you to recover because you'll lead the attack fleet for the push on the Borg Queen" answered Papela. "Yes ma'am" replied Petrofski. "Get well Mario, that's an order" answered Papela. "Ma'am" replied Petrofski. "Make sure this man recovers" ordered Papela. "Ma'am" answered the Betazoid doctor.

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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    Sol (MU red)

    "Regent, the rebellion has spread" reported T'Pamne. "Someone must be pulling the strings, it is the only logical solution" answered Solat after she read the report. "We liberate Terra and we might take the heart out of this rebellion" replied T'Pamne. "Or we are treated as occupiers but we don't have time to debate the logic of pacifying Terra, all ships, this is your Regent. Operation Terran Freedom commence. Code word Seleya" ordered ordered Solat. "All ships report code word Seleya" reported Centurion Rinna Khev. "Advance" ordered Solat as the combined Vulcan and Romulan fleet advanced on Terra. On Terra, Kuznetsov saw that Imperial forces were on their way and ordered the rebel fleet to defend Terra, "You will fight to the death, your failure to kill the Regent has delayed my plans" ordered the shadowy figure on the screen. "The b**** was saved by a Terran, we've lost our shot at the Regent" answered Kuznetsov. "Use the populace as living shields, keep them near the defense batteries so the Imperials cannot use orbital bombardment" ordered the shadowy figure. "Yes my Lord" answered Kuznetsov.

    Across Terra, civilians were rounded up and placed under guard near the defense batteries. Kuznetsov took pleasure in the look of fear on the civilians' faces, "Sir, the meatshields are in place" reported Cmdr Chuikov. "Good" answered Kuznetsov. The rebel fleet in orbit also used the civilian habitats as shields as the Imperial fleet rolled in. "This is the Regent to all ships, the enemy is using civilians as living shields. Admiral Veel'Riz, take your forces and flank round and engage the enemy left, Captain Dawson, take your forces and hit them on the right, I'll lead the attack on their centre. We shoot to disable, computer warfare teams prepare to attack their computer network" ordered Solat. "Fleet responds ready Regent" answered T'Pamne. "Attack" ordered Solat. The Imperial fleet then split into three as pincers began to form around the rebel ships. Computer warfare teams then shut down all rebel communications and weapons as the rebel fleet now found their ships unable to fight back as their engines were disabled, "I'm giving you all 30 seconds to surrender, failure to comply will result in your destruction" said Solat over an open channel. "No surrender" answered the rebel commander only to be greeted by the rebel shields suddenly collapsing and a photon strikes to their bridges, the surviving rebel crews soon surrendered.

    "MACOs, prepare for ground assault" ordered Solat. Fighters now swept over Terran skies dropping transporter pads and they got a look at the defenses, "This is Red leader, we've got civilians being held near the batteries, advise that bombardment is out of the question" reported the Imperial squadron leader. "Land the troops, looks like we do this the hard way" ordered Solat. Across Terra, Imperial troops landed by the thousands and began to advance. In cities and towns across Terra, civilians greeted the Vulcan and Romulans as liberators and soon Terran citizens were pointing out the easiest routes to the troops to get to the batteries. What followed was a massacre as the troops closed in on the batteries as the rebels began killing their hostages, by time the rebels had been eliminated, over 300 civilians were dead with the rebels all killed by Imperial troops after they surrendered for the massacre. Imperial troops now marched on the palace as Kuznetsov and his supporters fled Sol and took their remaining ships with them. Kuznetsov would not get far as his guard executed him for fleeing when he should have fought, Terra had been liberated though the rebellion was far from over. Across Terra, Solat was called a liberator and she made sure that the Terran civilians were looked after and any sick or injured were treated by her medical staff, several captured rebels were in hospital giving birth when Solat marched in and had the babies taken off them and put up for adoption as the rebels were sent into exile on Rura Penthe to freeze and think about their actions.

    After leaving a strong Imperial fleet to defend Terra, Solat returned to Vulcan to plan how to stamp this rebellion out. First though she spent some mother son time first with Pytor who told her everything he had learnt at school. "Well done, I see an improvement" said Solat after reading the school report. "School's hard" answered Pytor. "I know it is but you have to go to school to learn and become a good citizen" replied Solat. "He's been very well behaved, his tutors are pleased with his progress" said D'Tan smiling. "Have you been spoiling him?" asked Solat. "No comment" answered D'Tan. "Papa has mama" said Pytor. "I see, come on, let's get you cleaned up" answered Solat.
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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    Betazed (MU Yellow)

    Admiral Petrofski was on his feet though his shoulder was bandaged up. "Admiral" said Papela as she walked with Petrofski to start the interrogations. "I've been through worse, during the war with the Dominion I was the only survivor of the entire Imperial garrison during the fall of Betazed" answered Petrofski. "That toughness is what is needed" replied Papela. "Ma'am" answered Petrofski as they got to the cells. "Him, him and her" ordered Papela and three of the prisoners were dragged out and sat down at a table under heavy guard. "Let's talk about your benefactors, who gave the kill order on the Regent?" asked Petrofski. "We will not betray our Lord" answered the prisoner. "You see, the Regent here would rather make you suffer but if you cooperate, that need not happen" replied Petrofski. "**** you, you traitor" answered the prisoner. "That man is not a traitor, you are. Tell me who put out the hit on me or I'll get the information hard way" said Papela playing bad cop. "The Regent will but if you break your silence then we can put an end to this madness" said Petrofski playing good cop.

    "Does it matter? What my Lord wants, he gets and he's not happy that the Betazoid W**** is still breathing" answered the prisoner. "Guard, I don't like that man's tone. Beat some respect into him" ordered Papela. "With pleasure ma'am" answered the guard before he beat down the prisoner. "That looks painful, ouch" commented Petrofski. "Indeed it does Mr Petrofski" answered Papela. "I'm not usually a violent man and I won't stoop to your level but the fact you all tried to kill the Regent and failed says it all. Who is pulling your strings?" asked Petrofski. "Ha ha ha, you don't scare us. Our benefactor looks out for us" answered the prisoner. "Mr Petrofski, you know what to do" ordered Papela. "Guards, get that information out of their minds. Make them scream while you do it" ordered Petrofski to the guards.

    "Sir" answered the guards before Petrofski and Papela left the room, the screams could be heard throughout the cell blocks. "Those guards specialize is getting information out of defiant prisoners. Mario, sometimes you have to be ruthless in order protect the people" advised Papela. "Noted ma'am, what will happen to them?" asked Petrofski. "Entirely up to you" answered Papela. "I have an idea, attach them to a penal unit and send them to engage the Borg Queen directly. How far has Bareil got with the Checkmate virus?" replied Petrofski with a question. "Checkmate?" asked Papela. "It's a chess term ma'am, a checkmate is a move your opponent cannot counter no matter how hard they try and it ends the match" answered Petrofski. "Bareil reports the program is ready, we have to end the Borg here as fast as possible because the Red empire will need all the help it can get" replied Papela.

    Earth (Prime)

    "Mr Drake" said a shadowy figure. "My Lord, your assassins failed and have been captured, the Regent is still alive" answered Drake. "What about those twins?" asked the shadowy figure. "It appears they were moved in secrecy, we don't know where they are" answered Drake. "Interesting, it seems our plans may have been delayed" replied the shadowy figure. "However, the Imperials have retaken Terra, it seems Mr Kuznetsov cut and ran when the Imperial closed in on him" answered Drake. "Then he's already dead, his incompetence may have compromised our operations within the Empire" replied the shadowy figure. "The rebellion has spread throughout the red empire, your troops are in position" answered Drake. "Mr Drake, you will oversee the rebellion. Use what ever methods you deem suitable" ordered the shadowy figure. "Yes my Lord" answered Drake before he left the room. "Computer, increase lighting" ordered the shadowy figure, as the light level increased, the figure was revealed to be Ford, "why can't you both be good Bajorans and die screaming?" asked Ford to a picture of Heath.
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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • zionus0zionus0 Member Posts: 381 Arc User
    Sol, Mirror universe (red)
    The Enteri'is weaved through the blockade.
    " You sure your ready for this boss lady?" The newly named Death-cap asked of Shade.
    Emma looked up, turning her gaze fom her weakened limbs to glare at her newest crew member.... this one was ambitous meaning sooner or later she'd have to learm her place in the Shadows.

    "I'll let the nickname slide this once, you will remember regulaulations and use code names while on duty.!"

    Kuznetsov had fled the field and now the assassins had been charged with teaching his puppet master- or masters the true meaning of the word. Emma fully intended to see whom ever it was had put here in that hospital bed with their eyes full of fear before she ended their life- if possible.

    "Is that tracker program working?" Shade turned to her tactical station, and smirked widely as the question was returned with a curt nod. "Excellent, contact Regent Solat, and inform her ships are to damage the cloaking device of his ship then break of pursuit when it appears they are about to lose the target."

    "Orders sent ma'am."

    "Good, we'll follow under cloak and get what we need at the first opportunity."

    Twelve hours later, the Phantom beamed a team to the rebel ship. Both of the Shadows having been cloaked, and began working their way through the jefires tubes, until Emma and Sanguine entered the Captains cabin.

    Emma pointed to the console and the other operative quickly moved to copy he local data, while she herself approached the bed and slumbering form of the Kuznetsov. She stumbled, catching herself on the bedside table while shooting a terrified look at the snoring form.

    For a moment all sound in the room seemed to stop. Shade looking horrified as she dared not move before the snores resumed. she looked at shag rug and her own shaking healing leg mussels. How embarrassing.

    She waited crouched a the fa end of the bed bwlo th captains line of sight- just in case. Finally deciding he'd gone back to sleep she made her move- injecting the paralyzing venom into his neck...

    His eyes fully opened, "The Empress and I want a word with you traitor." Shade said as she placed a plasma grenade under the bed.
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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 19
    Delta Quadrant (MU Yellow)

    The Imperial Alliance forces on standby were told to expect reinforcements as Battle Fleet Omega swept in from slipstream along with other Alliance forces. "This Admiral Petrofski to all Alliance ships, today we end the Borg and the threat they pose to all life. I have a message from the Regent, you are all honorable and brave warriors worthy of respect. Fight well and fight with honor for all life expects that each and every one of you do your duty to the end, godspeed warriors" was the message from the I.S.S. Moskva. "All ships advance on the central unicomplex, Delta forces take care of the outer unicomplexes" ordered Petriofski. The Imperial Alliance opened their attack with a push on Borg space from all sides and jumped into slipstream. Aboard the Imperial ships, penal inmate were injected with the Checkmate virus and given their objectives, they would beam directly into the Borg Queen's command centre and eliminate her.

    As the Imperial Alliance fleet came out of slipstream, the full scale of the Hive Queen's unicomplex awed the crews. "Borg ships moving to engage" reported Sydulla. "Target those ships with the quantum singularity torpedoes" ordered Petrofski. "All ships report first volley away, second volley firing now" reported Lt Mayweather. The torpedoes slammed into the Borg ships and broke into the hull before they detonated creating an artificial black hole which consumed the Borg ships. "They're in retreat" reported Sydulla. "Deploy the penal units" ordered Petrofski as cloaked shuttles loaded up with penal troops advanced on the central complex. "Shuttles in range in 2 minutes" reported Sydulla. "Draw the enemy fire our way, Voth group, we're going to need some extra firepower" ordered Petrofski. "Voth dreadnoughts have engaged, their new torpedoes are very impressive" reported Sydulla. "Assault team status" asked Petrofski. "They've transported into the Hive Queen's chamber and are beginning their assault" reported Sydulla.

    Aboard the complex, the penal units using a combination of stealth and cunning worked their way to the Hive Queen. "Target in sight, all units engage" ordered the assault team leader and a wall of phaser fire knocked down the drones protecting the Hive Queen. "Unexpected" commented the Hive Queen as her personal shields adapted to the phaser fire. "Kill her!!!!" yelled the penal troops as they were cut off from retreat and their screams could be heard as they taken down and personally assimilated by the Hive Queen. "What have they done?" demanded the Hive Queen as the collective was infected and corrupted, Borg vessels soon began losing power as the drones all received the new signal and went into regeneration protocol across all of Borg space. Soon all the other unicomplexes got the same signal and the Checkmate virus spread throughout the entire collective and they soon self destructed as did all Borg vessels. "All ships, as much as we would like to see this, withdraw" ordered Petrofski. "Sir, you won't believe this but the virus has spread throughout the entire collective. Alliance forces are reporting that Borg vessels are self destructing as are the Borg unicomplexes all over the quadrant" reported Sydulla laughing. "Delta Alliance, mop up any remaining Borg. Alpha Quadrant forces, return to the Empire" ordered Petrofski as he smiled. "Mario Petrofski, conqueror of the Borg" said one officer and it was followed by a cheer from the crew.

    When Petrofski's fleets got back to Betazed, Papela was there to meet them, "Well done Admiral" she said sensing the soaring morale of The troops over their victory. "Bareil's virus performed better than expected, my report contains some interesting reading" answered Petrofski handing Papela the PADD. Later that day after Papela read the report over a cup of tea and smiled, "the entire collective infected, excellent. How were the new torpedoes?" asked Papela. "They gave the Borg pause for thought which gave us our opening" answered Petrofski. "Which was exploited excellently, the penal units served their purpose very well" replied Papela. "Best part is that the virus caused all Borg ships and facilities to self destruct. Delta Alliance forces have been ordered to mop up and deal with any remaining Borg" answered Petrofski. "Good, I've got a job for you, you are needed in the Red Empire, take your forces and two Yellow Empire battle fleets and report to Regent Solat on Vulcan and tell our refugees that it's safe to come home" ordered Papela. "Ma'am" answered Petrofski. Within days, citizens of the yellow empire returned home under escort and picked up their lives where they had left off. Several days later, Admiral Petrofski and a force of over 3500 ships entered the Red Empire and reported directly to Solat. Afterwards, Petrofski went to spend some time with Jasmine and she ran up and gave her husband a hug and a kiss.
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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 20
    Union Star Dreadnought Harbinger (Prime)

    The cadets has just finished PT when Trianna (yellow) got to the Valdez's quarters. "How was PT?" asked Valdez. "Tough, the Jem'Hadar introduced us to their training ring for lessons in unarmed combat" answered Trianna. "I saw you try and fight a Jem'Hadar first" replied Valdez. "He did ask if there was anyone tough enough to take him on" answered Trianna. "I saw the whole 60 seconds of it before he knocked you down" replied Valdez. "I could have beaten him" answered Trianna as she put an ice pack on her jaw. "You may be faster but he's stronger than you but you did earn his respect" replied Valdez. "At the cost of bruised pride" answered Trianna. "Pride cometh before a fall, you can't win at everything" advised Valdez as he poured Trianna a cup of tea. "Thanks dad, what was your basic training like in MACO?" asked Trianna. "You really want to know?" asked Valdez. "It might help me to succeed" replied Trianna.

    "It was hell, first day off the shuttle and we're yelled at and screamed at by the DIs, they hated every recruit that came through their training depot and we all knew why, we had not earned the right to wear the MACO beret so the DIs made it their mission to weed out those who were unable to cope or were not fit enough" answered Valdez. "I know that feeling" replied Trianna. "It's done for a reason, it's no good having a weak link in the unit because teamwork is an absolute" answered Valdez showing Trianna a photo of him during his training. "You look absolutely exhausted" commented Trianna. "We'd only had maybe an hours sleep that night and we were hungry constantly" replied Valdez, "It toughened us up, it also encouraged us to beat the DIs by succeeding. That's why I'm tough on you cadets, you learn to grow up fast." "How many were in your class?" asked Trianna. "100 of us, only 25 passed" answered Valdez showing Trianna a photo of him wearing his MACO beret. "All the hardship but in the end, it was worth it" commented Trianna. "Indeed, you can succeed Anna. You are good academically but on other things, you need work" answered Valdez. "Thanks dad" replied Trianna. "Go get cleaned up, dinner is in one hour" answered Valdez. "Yes dad" replied Trianna before she left for her shared quarters.

    Unknown location (MU red)

    "My Lord, the loyalists have received reinforcements from the other empire" reported Franklin Drake. "They're more resourceful than we anticipated, interesting" answered Ford over a secure channel. "Attack Bajor, they're in the middle of their Gratitude Festival. Crash their festival and cause as much destruction as you can, make the Bajorans scream" ordered Ford. "Yes my Lord" answered Drake. "Tell the troops to enjoy themselves and get as many for your slave markets as possible" replied Ford beofre the screen went blank. "Tell our cells in the Bajoran sector to attack the Bajoran populace, I want more slaves for the slave markets" ordered Drake. "Sir" answered the rebel officer and the order was sent.

    On Bajor, the populace were in the middle of festivities when phaser fire erupted from the roof tops and people fled for their lives. Almost immediately, explosions were heard as whole communities were hit by attacks across the entire planet. Any citizens who were not killed were rounded up and sold as slaves to the highest bidders, when Imperial forces got to Bajor, the rebels had long fled after taking over 400 Bajoran slaves and killing 20,000 more as grief turned into anger. Bajor soon joined Solat's loyalists and Bajorans volunteered for fleet service in a all Bajoran fleet of Imperial ships, Trill joined them in response to the attacks as did the other loyal systems. Across the empire, the Inquisition began hunting rebel cells though the rebels always stayed one step ahead of their pursuers as reports flooded into Vulcan, "Words cannot describe these actions of traitors, the deliberate targeting of citizens will not go unpunished. Citizens, report any suspicious behavior to the Inquisition and any rebels who harm civilians will be executed on the spot" read Regent Solat on INN. "They're as good as dead" commented Petrofski. "Mr Petrofski, I have a job offer for you, it's a life long post" said Solat. "Regent?" asked Petrofski. "I hear by promote you and Jasmine Smith-Petrofski to the posts of Regents of Terra, protect and serve by governing for the people on behalf of the empress" answered Solat. "Regent, we will show the Terran people there's always a better way and they can look to the future, not the past" replied Petrofski. "Congratulations, Regent Petrofski" answered Solat.



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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • zionus0zionus0 Member Posts: 381 Arc User
    ISS Enteri'Is
    Emma left the brig to fetch her pet Austrian Black Tipan- the deadliest snake on Terra, which she'd aptly named Vennesa- having felt Venom to cliché.
    "Set course for the wormhole- the Empress will want to know about our successful acquisition, keep up us cloaked. Senior staff to the briefing room ten minutes!"

    Once her crew had arrived the table and finally sat down, Shade learned forward over the table. "Lets go over what we know one more time: A rouge element of unknown origin is attempting to overthrow the Empress- again. We still don't know who they are, but they're intelligent enough to try and remove the people they knew would pose a risk to their own agents- us... Before they made their move.... They contact me in recovery promting an imeidiate return to the ship and out immediate activation of the hologram and clone AI lookaliek of myself.... Speakin of how's that going?"

    "Quite well- it appears they fell for it, at least twice anyway. We've got a recording of their voice but its heavy distorted... They could aslo be using any underlings or followers to do this portion."

    "It's a start, peel back enough layers of the vocal disguise and give me a name- I will deal with rest in a swift and discreet manner."
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  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 20
    Terra (MU Red)

    Mario and Jasmine Petrofski were getting ready to face the INN cameras for their swearing in. "I'm used to addressing my troops, not our own citizens" sighed Mario. "You're a warrior, the people respect that. Be confident and steadfast" advised Jasmine. "How about this, I deal with the military side of things and you deal with the civil side of things?" asked Mario. "That works, red or black dress?" answered Jasmine with a question. "Black" replied Mario. "With what is happening, black is suitable" answered Jasmine. "Agreed" replied Mario. After they got ready, they marched out to a podium and a sea of citizens cheering. "All hail Admiral Mario Petrofski, Veteran of the Dominion War, Warrior of the Empire and Conqueror of the Borg" blared throughout Terra as the crowds chanted "Warrior, Warrior, Warrior!!" "Admiral Mario Petrofski, Captain Jasmine Smith-Petrofski step forward" ordered Senator West before the Petrofskis stepped forward, "Do you both swear to uphold the law and govern for the people?" asked Senator West. "We do" swore the Petrofskis. "All hail Regents Mario and Jasmine Petrofski, long may they serve the will of the people" announced Senator West to a sea of "Long live the Regents."

    "People of Terra, a new dawn for our people is upon us. For too long, we have looked towards our past, we need to look to our future. As a people, we must heed the lessons of history and not repeat it. We can adapt to the times and we will no longer live in the past, but we need to do it as a people. We can and will set a good example to the next generation and the generations after that. Let's create a future where our children can grow up knowing nothing of hate but only knowing a brighter future" said Mario openly and honestly. The crowd all listened and clapped as Jasmine took to the podium, "For too long, the elites have downtrodden the people. Our first act as Regent is to impose Corporate Tax on those companies who avoid paying their taxes, the Wealthy will also be taxed heavily. It's not fair on you people who have to bear the crippling taxes so every middle and working class citizen in Sol now has a tax cut." The people cheered as they realized for the first time, they were being listened to and they put their full support behind the Petrofskis. "You all deserve this day for all the hardships you've had to deal with, but we like many other worlds in the Empire mourn all the innocent lives lost to the actions of cowards and traitors. Guards bring out the condemned" said Jasmine to the crowd.

    50 captured Rebel ringleaders were dragged out and put against a wall, "These traitors harmed their fellow citizens, what is the penalty?" asked Jasmine to the crowd. "Death, death, death!!" yelled the crowd. "You fifty have been found guilty of high treason, slavery and murder. Sentence is death by firing squad" said Jasmine calmly to the condemned, "guards carry out sentence" she ordered afterwards. It was followed by 50 thuds after a wall of phaser bolts and the crowd cheered as the bodies were incinerated, "anyone caught harming their fellow citizen will meet the same end, we're firm but we are fair" Jasmine finished with as Mario joined her on the podium. Later that evening after talking with the citizens on what their needs were, the Petrofskis took ownership of the old Regent's palace and had their things moved in. Terra now joined Solat's loyalists as the core worlds were united under the banner of Empress Heath and treaties were signed cementing those alliances.

    Brea III (Prime)

    "Nice one Mario, nice one Jas" commented Dexter Smith as the Regent swearing in was played all over INN. "Tax cuts for the middle and working classes, very nice and 50 live executions. Well played" answered Trianna (red). "It's good to see them both doing well" replied Dexter. "They'll do well" commented Mereu as Dexter brought her a cup of tea. "Don't even think about it mister" said Trianna to Ablim Jnr (red). "Little ones, they keep you on your toes" said Ibarid as he was getting Papela Pitaskli to sleep. "She's tiring but worth it" added Lwasana Pitaskli. "That they are" answered Trianna. "Can be interesting" commented Isoisa (red). "Indeed it can" replied Lwasana.

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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 21
    Brea III (Prime)

    Battle Group Scythe had returned from exercises, as the Harbinger docked, her crew's families were waiting for them. When the crew stepped out of the docking port, their families ran up and welcomed them home. "How long have you got for leave?" asked Joanna Dawson-Valdez. "Two weeks so let's have some family time" answered Valdez as he he gave Joanna a kiss. "Wow, look at you in that uniform" said Isoisa (prime) to Trianna (yellow) as she gave her a hug and a kiss. "It's good to be home for two weeks, how's things?" asked Trianna (yellow). "Crazy, Rick ended up in a police cell and Trianna had to pay off the fine" answered Trianna (prime), "let's just say Rick owes her big time." "He's promised not to cause Mom stress and be on best behavior, that was the deal and the first and only time I'm paying his fine" replied Trianna (red). "After she slapped me and told me to grow up" added Rick. "You're an idiot but our idiot Rick" commented Luke. "What did he do?" asked Valdez. "He was caught legging it over a wall after he got drunk" answered Joanna, "he's lucky that no one got hurt hence the fine."

    "Any excuses Rick?" asked Valdez to Rick. "No" answered Rick. "Restriction of privileges and you will help your mother by helping around the house" replied Valdez laying down the law. "Yes Nathan" answered Rick. "Good, matter closed" replied Valdez. "Boys, carry Nathan and Anna's bags. Rick, I'm keeping an eye on you young man" said Joanna glaring at Rick. "Mom's mad" commented Rick. "You ever pull a stunt like that again, you will be dealt with by the courts" answered Joanna. "Yes mom" replied Rick. "How's our baby girl doing?" asked Valdez. "She's fine, Zoe Maria is doing well" answered Joanna. "You removed the Y" commented Valdez. "The Greek version is better" answered Joanna. "It's good" replied Valdez smiling, "Tri, have you been taking it easy?" he asked afterwards. "As much as I can, diet has changed again since I'm eating for two" answered Trianna (prime). "You were terrifying the first time round" said Ablim Snr. "I am not terrifying" answered Trianna (prime). "One glare and the little ones suddenly behave, enough said" replied Ablim Snr. "Good point" answered Trianna (prime). "They've grown since I saw them last" commented Valdez as his grandchildren woke up and smiled before laughing when they saw their grandfather. "Let's get home" said Joanna. "I'll give you your welcome home gift later in our chambers. You, me and a lot of fun" said Isoisa (prime) to Trianna (yellow). "You've just traumatized the boys" answered Trianna (yellow) laughing. "Trianna, could you erase the last 10 seconds?" asked Rick. "Please do" added Luke. "Done" answered Trianna (red).

    Unknown location (MU red)

    "My Lord, the Imperial core worlds have united under the Empress's banner. Terra has just joined them" said Drake. "Interesting, it seem that Bajoran b***h has a army and navy loyal to her. Drive a wedge between them" ordered Ford (Mirror). "Security is airtight on the core worlds, the Inquisition has been rounding up our cells. The Terra cells were caught and executed" answered Drake. "They're expendable, the Empress will not be a problem for much longer" replied Ford, "we cannot afford any failures, tell all cells to go underground and maintain a low profile" he ordered afterwards. "Yes my Lord" answered Drake before the screen went blank, "start moving our assets into place and go underground" ordered Drake to a Rebel officer. "Yes Sir" answered the officer.


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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 22
    Regent's Palace, Terra (MU Red)

    The Petrofskis were in a Regent's meeting on how best to deal with the rebellion, Regent Solat had made the trip to Terra along with Senator Iodokar representing Betazed yellow on behalf of Regent Lot. The trip was under heavy escort and the meeting security watertight. In the conference room at the palace conference room, a council of war was formed to deal with the rebellion. "They've gone quiet" noted Senator Iodokar at the lack of rebel activity, "After the Gratitude Festival Massacre, they're keeping a low profile" she noted afterwards. "The main concern is who is the Puppet Master? We've all been attacked, they're not acting alone" pointed out Senator Ro of Bajor (red). "From the prisoner interrogations, they serve a "Lord." As you have all heard, there was an attempt on Regent Lot's life. Whoever ordered the job knew who to target, they failed" answered Petrofski. "We may have reason to point this same group to the Betazed attack that claimed the life Regent Lot of Betazed red and 45 others as well as injured one of the heirs to the throne" replied Solat.

    "We start there, all we have is what was found at the scene of the crime" answered Senator Iodokar bring up the image of the charred starfleet badge. "The Federation does not pull that stunt, they have honor" pointed out Senator Martok of Qo'noS red. "I would concur, the logic is sound" replied Solat. "Maybe we're looking at rogue elements like their Section 31 pulling the strings under this "Lord." They've been known to interfere in our affairs before" suggested Senator Macet of Cardassia red. "Makes most sense, expect future trouble" answered Senator Iodokar. "The logic is sound, our first objective is find out who this "Lord" is and prepare for war. Someone is trying to provoke a civil war" replied Solat. "We have to hold this empire together for the billions of citizens who call the empire home. We do have one advantage they do not have, the Empress put together a contingency plan" answered Petrofski as an aide passed PADDs to each war council member. "That limits the number of ships they can field" commented Senator Iodokar. "It gives us an edge" answered Petrofski. "Agreed" chorused the rest of delegates. "We need to show them that their dishonor deserves punishment" said Senator Martok. "Agreed, an offensive action will show the people that these attacks are not going unpunished" added Senator Macet. "I agree, we need to prepare our forces" added Senator Iodokar. "We need to take the fight to them" finished Petrofski. "All in approval of military action, raise your hand" said Solat. Everyone raised their hand with Senator Ro being the first. "Motion passes" commented Solat, "Meeting finished, ladies and gentlemen prepare your forces" she finished with.

    The Imperial loyalists were going to war. Across the core worlds of the Empire, fleets formed up and crews are drilled for when the time came to fight. INN put bulletins out detailing the crimes of the rebellion and that those responsible would be found and punished.

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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 23
    Regent's Palace (Vulcan Red)

    The loyalist leadership had been in a war council meeting, "For us all to work together effectively, we need one voice as Commander in Chief" suggested Senator Iodokar. "Agreed, someone who never backs down and inspires loyalty" answered Regent Mario Petrofski. "Any candidates?" asked Regent Solat. "Regent Papela Lot of Betazed Yellow" suggested Senator Ro. "Raise your hand to elect Regent Lot of Betazed yellow Commander in Chief" said Solat as the motion was voted on, "Papela Lot it is, Senator Iodokar, please send your mother the good news" she said afterwards after the motion was carried. "Mother will be pleased, I'll request she brings more ships and troops with her" answered Senator Iodokar. "Let's all break for lunch, we will resume meeting in two hours" called Solat calling a recess. On Betazed yellow, Papela got the message and she smiled and prepared to move her forces.

    Three days later, as the loyalists were in wargames, Papela's fleet jumped in and the loyalist ships formed up around the Betazed yellow fleet and escorted them in after getting Papela's message. Papela now reorganized the war council and prepared for a search and destroy operation throughout the empire, her strategy was to draw the rebellion out of hiding and into battles where loyalist forces would then engage and destroy them. The Inquisition was put to work finding bases and rebel cells, soon Vulcan became the nerve centre of the loyalist cause as Papela looked over maps and star charts of the Empire looking for systems that would be good bases for striking core worlds. Taking a break, Papela asked Solat to take her to her grandchildren, "Thank you Regent for keeping them safe" she said afterwards as she sat down and played with her grand daughters. "Regent, doing my duty to the Empress" answered Solat giving Papela a court nod before she went to attend to her ward.

    On Terra, Regent Jasmine Smith-Petrofski was in a meeting with the Terran Corporation council. "Our priority is the people, for too long the working class have lived in poor conditions and been repressed and downtrodden by you elites. Today that ends, I asked you all to present your company finance records, these will be made public" said Jasmine laying down the law. "You're hurting our profits" complained the CEO of Interstellar Mining. "Call it redirecting them to the people who need it the most" replied Jasmine as all of the corporate records were checked in front of the CEOs, behind each CEO there was a armed guard. "Guards, take those CEOs guilty of corruption outside and shoot them" ordered Jasmine as eight CEOs were dragged out and then shot, their companies were then nationalized and their profits given to the Terran people. All CEOs who kept their companies now agreed to pay corporate tax and make their finances public record, Jasmine had taken on the industrial giants and won. INN called her "The people's Regent."

    Jasmine then went further, she nationalized the banks and the bankers were brought to account. When Mario got back, he smiled and said "The people's Regent, it suits you." "Someone has to stand up for those who cannot defend themselves, I am a champion of the people" answered Jasmine. "That you are" replied Mario.
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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 24
    Terra (MU red)

    In a meeting with the Terran planetary senate, Regent Jasmine Smith-Petrofski put forward her plans for a Terran constitution that guaranteed the rights of every Imperial citizen living on Terra. "You cannot give the plebs universal healthcare and education, they need to know their place on the ladder" commented Senator Monroe. "You mean keep the poor and most vulnerable in a state of serfdom and near slavery just so you can get richer?" asked Jasmine. "Regent, the poor have no value. Let them starve and die of illness" answered Senator Monroe. "I'm tearing down the social barriers, no more feudalism. Senator Monroe, you insist on sticking to the old ways and there is no place in this government for those who harbor those views and to those who aid the enemy" replied Jasmine as Senator Monroe was dragged out and shot, "Mr Monroe collaborated with the rebels, this is his file" she said afterwards as the senate got the PADDs. Every senator now understood who was the boss, "back to the discussion on what goes into the Terran constitution. This will be a Constitutional Regency and we serve the Terran people" said Jasmine afterwards as the discussions went across the senate table.

    Meanwhile in a Loyalist war council meeting, a debate was going on how to pursue the war. Papela then after listening to each point made pulled up her first target. It was the Vega System, Vega was uninhabited since it's population vanished in 2409 and a base was discovered. Papela (yellow) proposed an assault on the planet and allotted Battle Fleet Omega, three wings of Romulan Warbirds, two wings of Klingon battle-cruisers and three groups of Vulcan cruisers to the operation. In field command was Regent Petrofski with Regent D'Tan and General Martok as his group commanders. "You've seen the target, we need to discuss a plan of attack so we can get a ground assault planetside and secure that base. Have your intelligence units covertly map the system and what ships the rebels have and what type they are, we need a clear intelligence picture before we go in" said Papela. "Ma'am" answered the council. "Second item on the agenda, citizens who were taken as slaves, any update on finding them?" asked Papela.

    "We managed to recover at least 400 here on Terra, the rest have vanished with no trace. We may have to face the cold hard facts that they may never be found" answered Mario Petrofski. "Keep up the search, it's the least we can do for their families" replied Papela. "Ma'am" answered Petrofski. "Give their families hope, I'm calling a lunch break everyone, meet back here in one hour" said Papela. Everyone left as Papela drank her cup of tea reading the minutes of the meeting. Later in a private meeting with Regent Smith-Petrofski, the Terran constitution was discussed and Papela listened to to civil reforms Jasmine had in mind in regard to a Constitutional Regency.

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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 25
    Operation Talon, Vega System (MU red)

    Operation Talon began with recon units entering the system under cloak, after taking up hidden positions in the wreckage of a previous battle they watched and waited as they scanned the surface. What they found was enough evidence to justify calling in the fleet, 800 slaves were being used as living shields to protect the rebel ground defenses. Regent Mario Petrofski knew what would happen to the slaves if this operation went wrong so he planned something unorthodox, using their cloaking devices, Klingon Birds of Prey would sneak into the system and infiltrate the planet's defenses before landing commando teams to secure the slaves and ground defenses as the rest of the fleet entered orbit to engage the defenders.

    General Martok ordered his ships to cloak and take up position on the loyalist left while Regent D'Tan took up position cloaked on the right with Battle Fleet Omega in the centre. The plan was put into action as two squadrons of Bird of Preys claoked and advanced on the planet. After a few tense minutes, they decloaked above the planet's northern pole and dived into the atmosphere. They then landed their commando teams to infiltrate and mark enemy positions as the fleet jumped into orbit, the defenders all look up as the sky was darkened by ships which bought the commandos time to get into position. The rebels knowing what was coming next marched their captives to execution sites and were ambushed by the commandos who stunned the captives and switched to kill settings. The rebels guard detachment was killed before they had chance to even surrender, "wake the hostages up" ordered Major Yohama. "Sir" answered the medic. The freed slaves were brought to and when they saw Imperial, Romulan and Klingon troops, they knew they had been liberated. "Yohama to Moskva, all hostages accounted for. Prepare for mass transport" reported Major Yohama. Aboard the Moskva, Petrofski gave the order and under cover from loyalist ships transported up the freed slaves. Now the rebel fleet of 55 ships had to be dealt with, they faced over 300 Imperial loyalist ships and tried to run only to be cut off by Klingon and Romulan ships.

    "These people are traitors, end them" ordered Petrofski as the loyalists opened fire on the trapped rebel ships. It was over in a matter of minutes as the loyalists secured orbit. On the surface, the rebels retreated into their base as loyalist troops landed and stormed the base killing all armed rebels efficiently as other rebels threw down their weapons and marched out with their hands on their head. After separating the prisoners, those who had harmed civilians were dragged out and shot, the rest were found guilty of treason and transferred to the loyalist's brigs after interrogation. Petrofski now had all computers downloaded and leading a squad of commandos found cells full of slaves. "Deactivate those agony fields" ordered Petrofski. "Sir" answered Lt Tyler before he closed power to the fields. "Are you here to rescue us?" asked one Bajoran. "How many of you are here?" asked Petrofski. "120, the rest were used as living shields" answered the freed slave. "They're safe, come on" replied Petrofski as the freed captives were put into marching order, the freed captives were then marched to safety and transported up to the Moskva. "What about the base sir?" asked Lt Tyler. "Have all captives been accounted for?" replied Petrofski. "They're being transported up now, the last group is ready to go" answered Lt Tyler. "Once the last group is up on the Moskva, we'll destroy this place from orbit. Evacuate our forces once the freed captives are away" ordered Petrofski. "Sir" answered Lt Tyler.

    It took an hour to log everything in the base and once all loyalist troops and ships were in orbit, the base was erased by 300 ships all firing torpedoes. The loyalist fleet then warped to Vulcan and Papela was given the good news and the intel recovered six hours later. "920 citizen liberated, they will be debriefed on what they saw" said Papela. "They're happy to be free and alive, permission for my officers to debrief them?" asked Petrofski. "Granted, transfer your prisoners to the Inquisition. I want to know what they know" answered Papela. "Ma'am, we recovered a transmission log. It came from somewhere in the Prime universe" replied Petrofski handing over the logs. "Gentlemen, excellent job" answered Papela. "I'll let the troops know" replied Petrofski smiling. "An honorable victory worthy of song and tale" commented Martok. "I look forward to hearing it" answered Petrofski. "As do I" added D'Tan. "I have a bottle of blood wine 2309 vintage, let's celebrate our glorious victory" answered Martok. "Enjoy, you've all earned it" said Papela. "Regent, you are most welcome to join us. A Betazoid with the heart of a warrior" replied Martok.

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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,083 Arc User
    edited April 25
    Terra (MU red)

    Regent Mario Petrofski had arrived home to a warm welcome from the Terran people, in a military parade the troops marched past the citizenry as children were picked up by their parents to see the troops. The crowds cheered Mario, Martok and D'Tan assembled the troops and congratulated them for the liberation of 920 Imperial citizens, "Citizens of Terra, criminal acts like these cannot go unpunished. 920 loyal citizens were liberated yesterday by these brave and loyal soldiers, Terran, Klingon and Romulan. Those rebels will be hunted down and brought to account" said Mario as 200 rebel prisoners were marched in past a jeering crowd, "these men enslaved citizens just because they were not Terran, this behavior stops. As of now, anyone who enslaves another sentient being will be executed in public. We are a martial people and we must fight with honor to protect the citizens of the Empire and we will." Mario then turned his attention to the prisoners, "For the crime of high treason and enslavement, you have all been sentenced to die. Your families will be cared for by the state" he said as the condemned prisoners were put against a wall and shot. The crowds cheered at the Regent's justice as Papela looked on as an observer.

    Later that day, Papela sat in on a Terran planetary senate meeting, "Ladies and gentlemen, as you have noticed we have a guest. First item on the agenda, the reorganization of this senate. All three classes will have a seat in this senate, one third working class, one third merchant class and one third the gentry, any objections?" asked Regent Jasmine Smith-Petrofski. "You cannot give the poor a voice" said Senator Koyama. "And why not? The poor have been beaten, starved and abused their whole lives by you elites who use wealth as power" asked Jasmine. "They're not high enough on social standing" answered Senator Koyama. "Senator Koyama, these people will have a voice. I have enough on you to have you shot but that may be avoided if you sign your company over to state control, you grew rich off the weapons and slave trade and repressed your workers. I've seen the conditions the workers have to live in and I'm not happy, they have substandard housing, lack of decent utilities and sanitation. They cannot even afford to educate their children and their medical care is non-existant. People are dying because people like you keep the prices high on things like food" replied Jasmine. "Then they should pay for the privilege" answered Senator Koyama. "I looked through the financial records of several working families and the fact that people like you kept wages down, they could not afford the basics they need to survive and all the while, people like you profited off their suffering. That ends today with the living wage bill, every worker will have a wage that will cover their housing and food costs. Every citizen will be given universal healthcare and education all paid for by the state and the right to clean and sanitary housing with full utilities. Furthermore, prices of essentials will be brought in line so everyone can afford to feed their families" replied Jasmine.

    "You're destroying our profits" answered Senator Koyama. "I'm redirecting them, due to your greed I am nationalizing your company and stripping you of your financial assets. You will be moved into a slum and live out your life in the same conditions you forced your workers to live in" replied Jasmine as she stripped Senator Koyama of his seat on the senate. Koyama's company was soon nationalized as Koyama was dragged out and forced into a overcrowded worker's habitation block. "The living wage bill, I want discussions on how best to implement this into law" asked Jasmine. The discussion went on for an hour before the living wage bill was written into the new constitution along with sentient rights and universal education and healthcare. In front of the crowds, the constitution was sworn into law. "Too much?" asked Jasmine to Papela.

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    "To each of us falls a task. And all the Emperor requires of us Guardsmen is that we stand in line, and we die fighting. It is what we do best: we die standing."

    "Although the Golden Throne of Terra orbits a distant star far from here, the Emperor's hand is on your shoulders today. You have fought and displayed bravery and loyalty far and above your calling as Guardsmen. You have faced the full brunt of an Ork Waaagh! as well as stared down the horrors of the Warp in the fallen Space Marines, and in that I am honoured to have led you."

    -General Sturnn, Commander of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard

    "This is General Sturnn of the Cadian 412th Regiment Imperial Guard. Only fools believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Still, the Eldar proved useful enough to bring my men into position, admittedly at cost to their own lives. They lay outside, being cut to the last as I speak. I cannot risk helping them. I will not trade the lives of my men for theirs."
    "You will fail this day, General. Without our soulstone the battle will be lost. The Necrons will sweep over you and drink your life out from the hollow vessel of your corpse! Without us you face your doom."
    "Eldar! The Cadian 412th have faced doom before. We bested it then and we will best it today! Die well!"

    – exchange between General Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer





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