The Order of Olorun and the Lost Abriel

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The Order of Olorun and the Lost Abriel

Post by PrinceKirin » Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:46 pm

Katsumi Tsukino held a warm damp wrag to her forehead in a useless attempt to ease her raging headache. She, sitting at the head of a large table surrounded by military and civillian counsels, had endured seven hours of politics, of war, and of warning.

"Without our allies we are vulnerable and without Imperial Admiral Setsuna Tsukino and her Jedi brother, our former King, we are not going to last long of the Xen Chi make it here." A civilian man dressed in a high class green suit spoke to the group clearly, as he had been for near an hour, worsening poor Katsumi's headache.

"The Valaran yards are fully operational, we just put out eight Abriels this month. As long as the Republic and Empire slow them we can create a military force that will defend us." A valaran noble complete with the stereotypical Raimei blue hair and pointed ears interupted."

Another noble just down from him stood and intereupted the whole group. "As much as I'd like to agree with Lord Oreleus, and the absent Lord Atosuryua, we will not stand against the Xen Chi if they come here, no matter how strong a force we assemble. We MUST get our noble and high class heads out of our arses and get it through our thick skulls that we, the goverments of this galaxy must stand together to defeat the Xen Chi!"

"Here here!!" a military man next to Katsumi agreed.

Then, Katsumi, finally fed up with bickering and speeches, stood and slammed her hands flat on the table. Silence fell in the room for the first time in many hours. The standing noble sat down slowly.

"Alright, we send a ship to every government we know of and try to forge an alliance or join one, an alliance formed to protect this people of this galaxy from threats such as the Xen'Chi."

"We don't know of any such alliances." the valaran noble pointed out.

"If there is none, then we shall forge one from the raw steel that is galactic civilization." she said aggrivatedly.

"We cannot afford to send that many ships out." An admiral at the other end of the table stated. "Perhaps if we sent a long range communication..."

"NO! We are sending ships, that is what we are going to do, get over it. If the Xen'chi intercept the signal, then we become priority. We are sending ships. Admiral Faln, you have said nothing this whole meeting long and I am sorry to send you away before you can, but I want you to prepare a task force which will split up and carry our proposal to all the remaining governments of the glaxy tarting with those of the ISA, or what is remaining of it."

Faln stood and saluted "Aye Aye." Faln left.

"Lord Orelius," Katsumi continued, "How many ships will the ship yards of the URF produce now that the war with Phanta is over?"

"Not too many, only the Santuary and Valara yards are fully operational. We willl commission an abriel in about a week but we are concentrating on reparing damaged craft from the war. Santuary will have a new corvette built in two weeks, and Raimei finished a Typhoon Star Cruiser yesterday. This makes our active fleet about twenty, until our damaged ships are repaired of course."

"Are there not more than 20 systems in this federation?" Katsumi growled.

There was no response.

"This is how we are going to do things. I am taking three ships to Sevrance. General Zix, your with me, while I am gone, you will all answer to Admiral Faln as the Commander and Chief. Dismissed!"

Everyone left the room except for Katsumi and Zix. "General, you have been a faithful advisor and now I must ask you to be a faithful marine. Get your gear and an Abriel sized complement of Marines and head over to the Kestral, one of the abriel's Valara recently finished." She finished and left.

Katsumi quickly made way down the hall and farther down the base starport, where her shuttle awaited her and her armed escort.

---Four Days Later---

The now Queen of the URF, Katsumi Tsukino, sat in the command chair of the new abriel Kestral. She had gathered the veteran crews of the Yumi and Haruka to man it. Katsumi had four total ships going with her. The Kestral, the trail rider frigates(trf) Kohana and Sakura, and in lead of them the trail blazer frigate(tbf) Reiko.

"Captain, do all ships report ready?" Katsumi asked wth a somewhat royal tone.

"Aye aye, hyperspace jump in twenty seconds"

All four ships jumped to hyperspace for the two week long trip across the galaxy and through the unknown regions.

After about a week, things seemed normal. Katsumi glanced around the bridge at the beginning of the third watch, just as she normally does.

"Ma'am, I'm getting some strange readings from our engine system. A power spike."

"A what?" she asked, approaching the station. The ship suddenly dropped from hyperspace. "Report!" she yelled.

It took several seconds before anyone knew a things. "Starships Kohana and Reiko off the port bow. Sakura not on sensors."

"Where are we?"

"Cartography indicates.....Thyferra."

"Wasn't Thyferra just conquered by the..." Katsumi began to ask.

"Xen'chi cruisers bearing 357 mark 2!"

"First level combat, all hands man your battlestations!" Katsumi yelled. "Helm, get us out of here!"

"Engine room reports insuffcient drive matter to get....anyway."

"How far can we get?" katsumi asked, nearing panic.

"Four, maybe five lightyears"

"Fleet reports same condition."

Katsumi issued orders. "Send rendezvous coordinates and transmit to the fleet and include convoy zigzag escape measures."

"We won't get more than three light years away."

"Do it anyway, they won't expect us to be so nearby, besides, we might have some asteroids to hide in."

Seconds later, the three URF vessals jumped away and came out a little in a nearby star system.

"Ma'am, one terran world, one radiated, two gas giants, and a very large asteroid field."

"Make for the asteroid field and rig for silent running." She ordered.

In an attempt to forge an alliance, the URF has encountered the Xen'chi for the first time. Now Katsumi must lead her crews to safety where ever and however she may find it.
"Yeah, and I stole an ISD. Doesn't mean you should. I am the lunitic around here." LT. CMDR. KIRIN A. TSUKINO
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"What? Where in God's vast galaxy are you going to find a man crazy enough to even attempt to jump a moon into hyperspa.....where do I sign?"

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Post by PrinceKirin » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:43 pm

An hour passed while the URF crafts drifted with the asteroids waiting for a Xen'chi scout ship. When one finally arrived, it merely did a passive scan of the system and left.

Katsumi, now calming down, fell back into the command chair. She exhaled heavily as if she'd been holding her breath.

"Ma'am, are you okay?" the helmsman asked.

She stood and composed herself back to her regal appearence. "Just fine, ensign. That was just a little too close. Tactical, how long would we have lasted had we been unable to jump?"

The man at tactical laughed. his grey hair made him seem older than he was. Through his laugh you could tell by his face that he'd seen his share of close calls, not just by the countless scars, but by his veteran demeanor.

"Ma'am, we'd have lasted maybe a minute and a half, two if you are a tactical genius like your father. We were vastly out numbered, vastly out classed, and I'm not even getting into how outgunned we were."

She looked out the bridge view ports at the other two ships, which, like Katsumi's ship, were anchored to a large asteroid to prevent drift damage while on silent running. One started to send a light signal.

"Communication, what are they saying?" The tactical officer asked.

"Uh, lets see........er-mi-si-on-stop-to-stop-use-stop-sho-rt-stop-ra-an-ge-stop-co-mu-ni-ca-si-on-s-stop-per-mi-si-on....it is repeating. Ma'am, the scout ship is far out of range and has even jumped to hyperspace so perhaps we should allow it."

"In that case....very well, inform them through light signal that short range will be allowed in exactly twenty minutes, to ensure we are not monitered." Katsumi ordered.

Twenty minutes later they did just that. On the bridge, the image of all the other ships commanders was holographically projected; Katsumi's first emerency fleet holo conference had begun.

"Captain Cathus, Captain Barret, are you sure we are out of fuel?" Katsumi asked.

"Completely, we can make a micro jump across the system, but that is it. Not even our fighters were spared this sabotage." Cathus responded. He was an old man, appearing as ancient and wise as he sounded. He had his uniform jacket off revealing all the old republic and clone wars tatoos covering his arms.

"Your Highness, I scanned a settlement on the surface of the fourth planet with what appears to be a star port." Barret reported. She was not as old as Cathus, but she was certainly not young either. She was a far more sentimental commander, avoiding danger and keeping relics of the past, including her Onderon captain bars which she still wore.

Katsumi looked down at her tactical officer and asked, "The terran world?" He nodded yes.

"Captains, I am taking a shuttle there to find out if we can get anything helpful." Katsumi announced.

"Ma'am I object, it isn't safe for.." Cathus started but was completely interupted by the princess.

"I am in command and am therefore responsible for this. I am going. I will send word upon my success. She cut the holoprojetor off as she turned, tossing her hair in the turn.

"Lt, Grater, have the PR officer and a squard of marines go to the main bay. I want them fully equiped. We are going for a....walk." Katsumi order while leaving the bridge.
"Yeah, and I stole an ISD. Doesn't mean you should. I am the lunitic around here." LT. CMDR. KIRIN A. TSUKINO
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Post by PrinceKirin » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:06 pm

Twelve people left in the shuttle; amoung them sat Katsumi, a PR officer named Geten, two pilots, and a squad of eight marines. Behind the shuttle were the three capital ships all anchored to a couple large asteroids to control drifting. Their orders were to stay put until Katsumi returned, that goes with out saying how upset the other captains were by this.

Infront of the shuttle was a terran catagory planet. This one moderately forested, mederate amounts of plains and grass lands, and a slight majority with oceans coverage. A pretty average terran class world. A single settlement had been detected and that is where Katsumi sought to get aide.

After the twenty minute ride they were hailed, "This is Diansis ground control to incoming shuttle, state you name and buisness."

The captain of the shuttle glanced to the Royal behind him then responded, "This is Raimei shuttle 791 out of Valara, we are seeking supplies."

There was a long silence before a response came in. "Very well shuttle 791, you have permission to land, there are two pads...just pick one. Docking fee is 100 credits a day."

Katsumi looked at the captain and nodded, giving him permission to land. It took several minutes to get all the way down and stabilize over the small pad, which, as the facility around it, was elevated 20 meters into the air. Welcoming them were an armed party lead by a Rodian dressed in white. He began to speak in his native tounge which, unfortunetaly, was complete jibberish to Katsumi's ears.

When the public relations officer Geten noticed the confusion he spoke up, "He says welcome to Diansis and that they will do everything in their power to make your stay comfortable."

"Tell him thank you and that we appreciate his hospitality." Katsumi said regally.

The Rodian nodded and motioned for her to follow.

Geten started to move first, "I think he can understand basic, ma'am. He wants us to follow."

Katsumi, seeing this as fact told four of the marines and the pilots to stay in the shuttle. From behind her she heard the rodian speaking and her translator doing his duty, "I am called Cas and I am the administrator here at Diansis. We've just started a mining operation here for Latinum, Platinum, iron, and natural polymer additives for armor and alloys. There is also a huge biological resource here I am sure you will be fascinated by."

The six member party followed the Rodian as he gave a brief tour of the facility and the local scenary. He turned with a rodian grin at one point and from behind him lifted a reptillian head the size of the lambda shuttle Kastumi arrived in. A hugely long neck and the rest of the titan followed.

The Rodian seemed to beam as he lifted his arms to present the creature. Katsumi, as well as her party, stood with their jaws dropped. It was a truly amazing sight.

"I see what he meant by biological resources...." a marine trailed off.

"Look, m'lady, it is harnessed." another marine pointed out. It was true, the giant, even by dinosaur standards, had a harness and passenger assembly on its back.

The Rodian spoke.

"This will be our ride to our command center where you may stay and do buisness." the translator said.

The Rodian, seeing his guests still starring at the great beast, he began speaking again as did the translator.

"It is called a Tanot and is amoung over a thousand species of .... very large reptillian animals roaming this planet. Most are more or less tamed by the native civilization, the chishi. Please come, it is harmless and a real sissy for a beast. If you have a block of chocolate, it is the biggest sweet heart in the galaxy."

The Rodian laughed as he ushered his guests to a gang plank and onto the beasts back.
"Yeah, and I stole an ISD. Doesn't mean you should. I am the lunitic around here." LT. CMDR. KIRIN A. TSUKINO
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"What? Where in God's vast galaxy are you going to find a man crazy enough to even attempt to jump a moon into hyperspa.....where do I sign?"

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Post by PrinceKirin » Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:08 pm

-------Raimei----------

"Admiral Faln!" A running man yelled. His voice echoed far dwon the mostly empty halls of the palace. Nearly 50 meters down from him wasa well dressed woman rushing to finish delivering papers. She turned, glaring at the interupting man.

"What is it, petty officer?" She growled.

The man quickly closed the distance before answering. "Ma'am....we....." he choked, still very out of breath, "have received....com...comunication from....the Sakura.......the Kestral and two escort crafted are missing in Xen'chi space."

Faln sighed, knowing this was a bad idea to begin with. "Have the roayl family in the communication chambers by 1600," she ordered in her usual even toned voice.

The man nodded and ran off.
"Yeah, and I stole an ISD. Doesn't mean you should. I am the lunitic around here." LT. CMDR. KIRIN A. TSUKINO
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"What? Where in God's vast galaxy are you going to find a man crazy enough to even attempt to jump a moon into hyperspa.....where do I sign?"

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Post by PrinceKirin » Mon May 07, 2007 3:35 pm

The tanot hobbled as fast as it could across a large field deviding the landing zone and the actual colony. Katsumi was impatient and sat shaking her foot rapidly. She was poor at hiding her dislike of being there, not that she was trying to hide it.

"Who is the administrator here?" katsumi suddenly asked, disrupting the pleasure of those who were observing the scenery.

The Rodian pointed to himself and spoke in his yet still unclear words.

"He says that he is and that the ride is only half over." The PR officer said lazily. It had already been quite some time and Katsumi was getting annoyed.

"I'm going to get to the point, do you have any fuel?" Katsumi practically demanded, shedding her usually calm demeanor.

Before an answer could be said the beast suddenly turned hard to the right, throwing several of the riders to the middle of the platform. The Rodian jumped to his feet and yelled something, but he was met with roars from not far below.

The Rodian started to panic and open a hidden compartment in the middle of the platform.

"What is the meaning of thi........" Katsumi began but saw her answer.

Below the great beast were a dozen smaller ones, and these appeared to be predatory.

The smaller creatures, though also great in size, flanked the tanot, driving it into a circle and forcing it to expose its calves. The attacking creatures with out delay tore into them as deep as they could in order to immobilize the tanot, which by now was so paniced that the driver has lost control.

The Rodian got the compartment open and in it was a few grenades and a possible life saver, an e-web with mobile powerpack. Nothing was said before the four marines jumped the machine and began to set it up at the side of the platform.
"Yeah, and I stole an ISD. Doesn't mean you should. I am the lunitic around here." LT. CMDR. KIRIN A. TSUKINO
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"What? Where in God's vast galaxy are you going to find a man crazy enough to even attempt to jump a moon into hyperspa.....where do I sign?"

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