Post by Shaman Odin Alfodr on Apr 9, 2013 6:47:42 GMT -8
*Dantooine had several continents. There was an equatorial one that was connected to a larger northern one and a south polar one by slender land bridges, as well as a disconnected north-eastern continent. An olive, blue, and brown colored world, Dantooine was remote from the bustle of the galactic trade routes. Two moons floated in the skies above the savannahs of lavender and yellow grasses. Separated by forests of spiky blba trees, colonists maintained individual family estates largely isolated from each other. One of the major continents of Dantooine was identified by its various geographical regions. To the southeast, there were the Rielig Steppes, with the Burad Hills at their southeastern corner. The Northeast section was identified as the Fields of Banir, which held the ruins of an ancient Jedi temple. To the Northwest, there were the Arissi Plains, with the Mosa Rishin region and Taikaha Hills connecting to the southwestern Darjani Plains.*
Post by 999thlegion on May 9, 2013 13:11:33 GMT -8
The three cruisers land in the open terrain near a base where there might be people living in. The ramps go down and troops secure the perimeter. Claw, Rex and Master Kote walk out of the landing cruiser followed by some squads. Claw: Sir we have secured the perimeter. Master Kote: Good.
Post by 999thlegion on May 9, 2013 13:33:07 GMT -8
Master Kote: We're going to go into the forest toward a military base that we detected. Claw: We're bringing some of our best men along with us. Rex: Generals are we about ready to get going? Master Kote: I'm ready are the men? Claw: Yes Sir. Master Kote: Ok lets go then.
They start to walk toward the forest followed by some of the 999th.
Post by 999thlegion on May 11, 2013 15:27:15 GMT -8
Every one continues to walk through the woods toward the base.
Master Kote: Claw did you detect anyone that's inhabiting the base? Claw: No Sir, but if we find any they should be considered hostile until proven otherwise. Rex: We are to protect ourselves but not to shoot til we know what we are actually aiming at. Master Kote: So Asalla we don't know until we get there.
Post by 999thlegion on May 11, 2013 17:49:47 GMT -8
As Claw and Master Kote talk to Asalla Rex is ordering the men to hold position. Rex motions for two of his best scouts and Hammer.
Helios: Sir why are we stopping? Rex: I need you three to scout out the area up ahead. I want a status report on that base in an hour. Hammer: Ok Rex we're on it. I'll message you by comlink at a later time. Rex: Good luck.
Hammer, Rock and Helios gather their gear and start to head north toward the base. They make sure they are not seen or heard by wearing camo armor. They find a big tree and climb it to about half way. They make sure they won't fall by checking for a strong branch to sit on. Once in the tree Hellios pulls out a pair of macrobinoculars and looks around and spots a building of some sort.
Helios: Sir is that the base? Hammer: let me see those macrobinoculars.
Helios hands Hammer them and he looks at the faintly visible building.
Hammer: I think so. let me increase the range of the lenses.
He increases the range and sees troops in white armor almost similar to theirs setting up cannon emplacements and organizing a defensive force. Hammer: They aren't very friendly to our approach. Rock: Lets contact Rex right away. Helios: I agree.
Hammer uses the comlink in his helmet to reach Rex. Hammer: Rex this is me Hammer. We found to what appears to be the base. Rex: Are there any hostiles? Hammer: Sadly yes. What I believe to be Imperial forces or a rouge band of clone troopers. They are setting up defenses and turrets. We may want to consider bringing in a transport to take us there. Rex: Hmmmm Stay where you are and stay out of sight. Rex out.
Post by 999thlegion on May 12, 2013 11:49:44 GMT -8
Rex looks over at Asalla in concern. Claw can almost guess what is concerning him.
Rex: Sirs, Our scouts have found out the enemy is setting up defenses to take us out once we arrive. They are possibly imperials because they saw them wearing white armor, and we all know the imperials are after us for deserting and are trying to kill you. Yet they could be a rouge band of clones like us. They are setting up turret emplacements to wipe out our advancing men. Master Kote: And I thought this was going to be easy. Claw: I say we should call troop transports and ATRTs for support. I'm not losing anyone. This is why we ran, to live in peace and away from war. Sir may I call in for transports. Master Kote: call in 4 gunships and the ATRTs. Claw: Right away sir!
Post by 999thlegion on May 12, 2013 16:42:18 GMT -8
Claw looks at her then turns to Master Kote.
Claw: Sir actually we might be able to take out their minimal defenses if they are hostiles. lets use what we have and keep the reinforcements on standby. Master Kote: Yes bringing in a giant force could frighten them into using force. Rex: Ok i'll put them on standby until we need back up.
Post by 999thlegion on May 13, 2013 9:17:32 GMT -8
Claw smiles and pats Asalla on the head. Then the 500 ATRTs Claw called in for arives at the forward position to protect them if nessesary.
Mace: Sir we have the gunships ready for evac if you request it. Claw: Good job Mace. Mace: Mace out.
Claw turns to Asalla and motions her to move on up toward the base. The clone battalion starts to walk north toward the base. The ATRTs stay and await orders to help the battalion if reinforcements are required. The men head up to introduce themselves to the people in the base.
Asalla rolls her eyes once again for being treated as a child. He pat me on the head? she thinks to herself. He must think of me as a child.
Asalla continues walking, her eyes darting in every direction sensing for danger or a fight. Asalla can hear her heart beating a thousand beats in a minute, but not one of her companions knows that she is uncertain in this situation, for she kept her pace and breathing even and calmed.
Post by 999thlegion on May 13, 2013 15:05:01 GMT -8
The clones continue north in the forest. Each step they take they feel even more unsteady. They move closer and closer to the outskirts of the base. The troops aim their weapons into the distance waiting for the fighting to start. There is complete silence while this whole thing is occurring. They eventually make it to the outskirts of the military base. They stop to rest for the night.
Post by Caoimhin Shan on Sept 3, 2013 13:19:36 GMT -8
The homestead was located about two kilometers south of the ruins of the Jedi Enclave. The once-vibrant land had been abandoned for over a decade. The main house was set in an open field, as well as the larger shed that still housed a multitude of tools and an old speeder. The field was set in what could only be described as a low inset in the ground; low hills about dozen meters tall rose up a hundred meters away on all four sides of the main house. Just beyond the western hill was a sparse forest of blba trees. To the east there were two rows of six windmills, perched halfway up the hill (this one being only nine meters tall). They spun in a steady breeze, still supplying power to a generator somewhere in the house, even though no one was living there.
The house itself bore the signs of an intense battle; the whole the main door had been blown apart, but that was nothing compared to the damage done to the dining room. All the furniture and the interior walls had been warped and shredded, evidence of a massive explosion, and there was a large hole knocked through the exterior wall that did not match the damage of the interior. Vines and a few local fauna had taken up residence in the house, though there was little in the way of food this far out. Outside, there were a few scattered bones, human or humanoid in origin, that had been picked clean, bleached out, and blown around over the years.
The only other thing of note was about four hundred meters north, where there was another old speeder covered in vines, already scavenged for parts, that was slowly becoming part of the landscape. The sun was high in the sky, though there were dark clouds gathering to the east, and the smell of rain was in the air..