As the cloaked Barloz-class Medium Freighter settled down amidst a collection of small mesas on the outskirts near the main hive cluster the ramp lowered and Belbe strode off of the ship. Scaling the back side of one of the mesas with practiced ease, she laid out flat so that the cloak of her armor rendered her all but invisible against the rocky surface of the outcropping. For the next twenty-four hours she laid completely still, not even breathing as she observed the comings and goings of the hive, the patrol routes and shift changes of guards, and any other useful information that she could gather via her integrated optics. Once she had acquired the information that she sought, Belbe made her way back down from the mesa and began crossing the distance between where she had landed and the entrance to the hive. Moving quickly, she took advantage of what she knew of the positioning and movements of the various guards and sentries to avoid detection as she activated the actual stealth device on her belt and slipped into the hive cluster itself.
Once inside, Belbe avoided several run-ins with the local Geonosians as she explored the network of caverns until she located a suitable location where she could conceal herself and observe the comings and goings of the inhabitants at a distance that would allow her to listen in on any conversations. Slipping into a long-disused alcove in the ceiling of one of the more major passageways, she settled into place and shifted her cloak so that it would camouflage her from below before deactivating her stealth device and settling in for another long period of observation. Getting into the hive cluster had been the easy part; all of the comings and goings could be effortlessly observed from a safe distance and an entry route chosen. Now that she was inside the labyrinthine network of tunnels, chambers, and passages Belbe was operating blind once again, and the risks were much higher than outside on her mesa. Deactivating her life simulation systems again, her breathing stilled and the systems which imitated digestion and several other telltale signs of organic life stilled to better allow her to avoid detection. All that remained was to wait, watch, and listen until she could glean enough information from the passing Geonosians to find her way to where Hypori's Archduke resided.
Post by Mee Deechi on Nov 13, 2017 20:27:46 GMT -8
As the dozens of fighters flew overhead, blasting key Anti Air positions with their powerful missiles, the support ships set down just outside the enemy defenses. The front opened up as a hail of laser fire began pounding the shields of the ships. Having little to no effect on the superior technology, most of the shots were simply absorbed by the barrier. Then, 50 MHC’s charged out of the ships, laying down cover fire. The powerful plasma projectiles ripped through the enemy defenses, while the antipersonell cannons quickly dispatched any brave enough or foolish enough to stand up to the mechanical beasts. As a hole opened up in the enemy lines, 50 Impending Assault Tanks smashed through the holes, breaking the enemy lines as copious amounts of laser fire was emptied into the soon-lifeless bodies of the defenders. Whatever few remained quickly surrendered to the militia troops that had surrounded them. As a few enemy walkers tried charging them in a desperate offensive, the Hove Tanks made quick work of them, their duel plasma cannons piercing the walkers armor like a knife through butter. With the main enemy force destroyed, troops began swarming the population centers with little to no resistance.