Post by Death's Cohort on Apr 23, 2013 14:59:39 GMT -8
A battered Carrack-class light cruiser drops out of hyperspace over the brown and blue mottled sphere that is Dantooine. It wears a spectacular dark blue paint scheme, immediately reminiscent of the 501st Legion during the Clone Wars. The ship orients itself to the planet. On the bridge, the armored airborne trooper major looks around at his bridge crew, who wear the standard Republic Navy uniforms. "Lieutenant, where are we?" "We seem to be in orbit over... Dantooine, Major. Sir, our chrono must have been knocked out of sync with our star-map. It says that we've skipped into the future." "Kriff. I'd heard stories about this before... I don't think the chrono is wrong; this doesn't look anything like the Dantooine of our era. Get the other captains up here." "Right away, sir." Two more soldiers in full armor arrive on the bridge within minutes. One wears the paint scheme of the 501st legion, while the other has black armor with a spectacular crimson trim, and stylized jaig eyes painted on his thigh plates. "What's the situation, Calin?" Calin looks at the two new arrivals. "Salvo, Wulf, we have a small problem. We're over Dantooine, but that last tri-fighter must have screwed up the hyperdrive. According to our star-map chrono, we're in the future." "Kriffing fierfek... So, I guess that scrubs our mission... "That it does, Wulf. Do you two want to go brief the troops?" "Sure thing, mate. Are we gonna set up shop here?" "May as well, at least for the time being. The old Jedi Enclave looks like a good spot, unless it's deteriorated much farther then our records indicate." "Got it. Let's go tell the troops Wulf." The two armored officers nod to Calin, and leave the bridge.
Post by 999thlegion on May 6, 2013 17:53:51 GMT -8
3 republic Venator cruisers and 3 republic landing crafts exit out of hyperspace above the planet Dantooine. The cruisers form into a V formation and await further orders. On the bridge of the Honor, Commander Claw and Commander Rex monitor the fleet.
Claw: Admiral where are we? Admiral: We are in Dantooine's orbit. It isn't very inhabited if at all. Claw: I know Dantooine is in the field guide for GAR commanders along with the other planets. Rex: Well don't you think we should land then. We don't have all day. Admiral: I don't know... Claw: Rex be patient, we have nothing better to do anyway.
Master Kote enters the bridge. Master Kote: Claw, Rex, and Admiral what the status. Claw: We are in Dantooine's orbit Sir and we are deciding to land or not. Captain can you make a scan of the planet to check for inhabitants. We don't want much attention. Master Kote: I agree we don't know if the Empire is still after us. Rex: Hopefully this is a nice planet unlike the past planets we have been stationed on. Claw: Yeah we always get assigned to the worst planets out there. Master Kote: That's because we're the best. Claw: I wouldn't say that. Lieutenant Rock: Sir we have detected another fleet in this sector. Claw: Good work Rock get some rest. Lieutenant Rock: Thank you Sir. Master Kote: Time we should contact them shall we. Claw and Rex in unison: Yes Sir!
They send a message to the nearby fleet. "Nearby fleet please respond. This is the 999th legion. We wish to land on this planet. May we land?" The message is sent to the fleet and await a reply.
Post by Death's Cohort on May 6, 2013 22:05:11 GMT -8
The space that is encompassed by Dantooine's orbit resounds with the sheer sound of silence, as the five Dreadnaught-class heavy cruisers and five Carrack-class light cruisers that make up Dantooine's defense fleet are in dry-dock on the planet for repairs, and no one considers the rolling hills and oceans that cover the surface of Dantooine important enough to merit a proper control station.
Post by 999thlegion on May 7, 2013 16:44:49 GMT -8
The admiral is pacing back and forth inside the bridge. Claw observes a panel waiting for a reply from the fleet.
Claw: Sir they are not replying to our message. Master Kote: Perhaps they are busy with something. Claw: Sir they still are not replying. Master Kote: Something must be up. Rex: Should we go closer. Master Kote thinks it through....
Master Kote: I think we should continue to send a signal to them. If they don't reply soon then we will move the fleet. Claw: Admiral continue the signal. See if they reply. Admiral: I will check all comm frequencies and continue the signal. Master Kote: Good.
They search all comm channels for activity and send more messages. They await a reply.
Post by Steven Ford on May 7, 2013 17:30:32 GMT -8
A fleet appears from hyperspace.
Droid: "SIR WE APPROCH THE PLANET DANTOONIE." Steven: "This seems to be republic, you guys stay here so you don't get yourselves killed by a mob of should-be-enemies, I'll go alone, with permission of course. Whatever you do while I'm gone, DON'T DO ANYTHING STUIPID!" Droid: "I'LL SEND THE MESSAGE."
Claw: Sir separatist warships inbound! Master Kote: I thought they were disabled after the war was over. Rex: Apparently not these ones. Admiral: Sir what are your orders. Master Kote: Get the pilots to their ships just in case and send a message to that fleet to back off! Claw: Right away sir! Rex: I will go gather the pilots.
Rex rushes down to get the pilots to their fighters while Claw sends a message to the banking clan ships.
In the hangar... Rex: Pilots we believe to have found some sep remnants in this system. Omega: Then lets blow them up! Rex: It's not that simple there is a vessel that is not a sep transport. Alfa: So do they have hostages or something. Rex: We don't know. I was ordered to get you guys ready. Pilots in unison: We get your point.
The troops rush to their fighters as the crew preps them. Alarms sound.
Claw: Sir you may want to hear this... Master Kote: What is it Claw? Claw: The fleet is not a seperatist fleet but some sort a smugler's. Rex: That's odd. Admiral: Should I call off the attack? Master Kote: For now Admiral. Admiral: What do you have in mind? Master Kote: Lets see what they are here for then. Claw: Sounds good. lets hope they are being honest.
They send a reply. "Ok we have called off our attack. What is a smuggler doing in this part of the galaxy anyway?"
Steven: "I sorta just explore when I'm bored, meet new faces, get new deals. I'm from the planet Tatoonie and I thought I could check Dantoonie out to find why they both have "toonie" in their names. Now that I know you're here, I can make some good business with you as well. I've been preparing this "army" a while so if I get in a sticky situation with the real CIS or the Mandos, I have the strength to fight back."
Claw: Ok so he's just a normal smuggler then. Rex: He wants our creds too. Master Kote: I suggest we meet this Steven sometime. He may be of use to us someday. Admiral: Should we reply? Master Kote: Not yet. Rex get the pilots out of their fighters. Tell them it was a false alarm. Rex: Yes Sir!
Rex leaves to go to the hangar to explain the whole thing to the pilots.
Post by 999thlegion on May 8, 2013 14:12:52 GMT -8
Message from the cruiser Honor to smuggler vessel: Master Kote: "We don't control the planet. Someone else does if anyone at all. You may land but we are a little busy right now. Feel free to comeback whenever you like, we can talk business then.
Post by 999thlegion on May 9, 2013 12:24:19 GMT -8
At first they don't notice the new arrival on the bridge. Claw turns around and sees her then snaps to attention. Claw: General! We are deciding if we should land on the planet below. What do you think?
The others on the bridge continue doing their work. Rex walks onto the bridge after debriefing the pilots on the false alarm.
Post by 999thlegion on May 9, 2013 12:38:01 GMT -8
They consider her opinion.
Claw: Sir should we? Master Kote: I don't see why not. Rex: Should I get the landing crafts ready to transport us down to the surface? Master kote: Yes. Rex: Yes Sir! Claw: If you don't mind I'll go get the men ready. I might only take a few squads out of the perimeter of the landers. Master Kote: Ok Asalla lets get ready to head down along with the men.