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She climbed down clearing the way making sure that everything was ready to go, she looked up hearing all the noise set off by the well whatever it was he had set off. She was moving into the pilots seat as she listened to what he said about how to take the ship.

 

She was nervous, excited, and determined all at once. She nodded as she took in the details, nothing he said talked about leaving them for dead. That she liked a lot.  "If we take the ship it means it slows them down for a bit right. But it could come back on us, they could decide on exacting a little pay back."

 

Claire had to consider the options and the plan, infiltrate the ship, take out the crew, take over and get out of the quadrant. 

 

She sighed she did not need to look back to know he was easing down inside the ship.  "Seal the lid and...." decision time... "let's see if we can take their ship from them. Teach them a few manners. Do you want me to head for their ship, or yours..."  They would likely need some supplies because all the things he talked about, she didn't have.

 

She was going to have to resupply his ship that much was a given.  

 

"Andorreth do you do this often?"  He had sounded so sure when he spoke she just couldn't help but wonder.

 

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Closing the hatch I watched as Claire seemlessly took the controls. "My ship first, you can ensure your people are safe and ask if any would like to take the ship of the brigands who attacked you. Anything you need from the armory is yours anyways Ms. Organa, I have the tendency of picking up new toys frequently so whoever wants to join you would be perfect." Suddenly she asked if I did this often, smiling I looked at her and said "When the need arises I do. After getting things squared with false murder charges and information leading to who it was I won't have to steal my weapons and munitions stockpiles from criminals so there's that."

 

Looking at her I popped the seal on my helmet and shook out my long hair "Though to be entirely honest I've always been a fan of doing crazy things. I boarded your vessel by doing an EVA infiltration. My armor has a thrust pack and micro-thrustes I can trigger. I basically launched myself towards you ship and maneuvered through the debris field. That was....relatively tame though as compared to what I normally do...When we land aboard my ship in the hangar bay you'll get to see your people. Whoever wants to join you and me in retaking the ship can rejoin me down by the armory I'll have a droid escort you and anyone else there." Looking at the comm I activated it and said "Rogue's Salvation this is Andorreth open the hangar bay with atmospheric shielding raised. We're coming in aboard a shuttle with the ambassador." 

 

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She nodded an acknowledgement to go to his ship as she made sure the ship was ready. There was the sound of the clamps releasing the ship from its berth, the slight drop as Claire ignited the engines, then the push forward they were free of the ship.

 

Claire looked up to see the belly of the transport as they pulled further away Claire turned the ship to head towards the Rogues Salvation. She could not resist this one thing she turned the ship so she could see the transport fully. What demons they must be she thought as she looked at the hole in the side of their ship.  If it had not been for the shielding. 

 

She could now feel the anger pooling in her belly. She wanted them to pay in some way and taking their ship was a minor thing.  Leaving them stranded as they intended for her, or worse was small consolation. She turned again now wasting no time she picked up speed to get them to Andorreth's ship. The words that she wanted to say didn't come out. Feth.

 

The Courier ship handled easily she had been schooled about it numerous times just for occasions like this. It was a sense of power to feel the vibration of the ships as it hummed as it moved towards the other ship.  Claire could say the hangar bay a welcome sanctuary for her people in the darkness of space. Thank the goddess for them.

 

As they made their final approach Claire was finally able to speak, "I will want to see my people first Andorreth, make sure they are ok." Her voice was soft nothing harsh to show how upset she was, unless someone noticed that she was balling her hands into fists squeezing tightly to drain away some of the vengeance she felt.  "I"m sure whatever toys you have in the armory will help us accomplish the goal efficiently, feth. That's nice of you to offer your armory to contents to me. I just want something that will..." her breathing had picked up. Her anger was bubbling up again.

 

"I just want to..." she closed her eyes and counted, when she got to three she opened them again, "teach them a lesson." She really wanted to blow them up let debris be from her to Alderaan. Pirates.

 

With a few adjustments, Claire had them inside the hangar ready to land. Already she could see some of her people, relief washed over her as she smiled. "My crew"  They were safe...she could cry.

 

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Nodding towards Claire as we landed and before she saw to her crew I said "Claire...do you truly want them stranded aboard your ship? Or do you actually want them dead? With the tools I have in my armory we could do both but if you tell me cleanly retaking the ship then I'l be equipping you and your people for stealth and stun weapons primarily. If you are out for blood then I'll be setting you and your people up with entirely different gear and weapons. See to your people Claire, when you've decided on how you want to take their ship come find me in the armory." 

 

With that I popped the seal to the shuttle Claire had piloted with a great degree of skill no less. Then I silently made my way through the crowd of Claire's people towards the lower deck access hatch. Popping the seal I slid down the access hatch and made my way to the armory to restock my ammo and weapons while I waited for Claire...

 

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She looked at him was he reading her mind, or reading her body language she didn't know. She looked down when he asked her what she really wanted. Her insides were twisting in indecision over what she wanted to do and what was the politically correct thing to do. 

 

She looked at the faces of her crew all showed relief that they were together. A smile spread to her lips relieved that they were all there and alright. She stood a little taller trying to appear confident and poised. She thought about the spouses and children of her crew, she knew them, cared about them and someone had tried to take it.

 

She noticed he had started calling her Claire rather than m'lady, or Ambassador. She would admit it sounded better than the titles. Titles could be uncomfortable and they definitely gave the impression of particular behaviors.  Countess Claire Organa would run from this hide behind the walls of her home and pray for peace.  Ambassador Claire Organa would look for the politically correct action.  But Claire Treadway, who she had been born, the Claire who had lived on the streets scrambling over scraps and living space.  THAT Claire wanted their heads, her motto mess with mine I take yours.

 

She looked at the crew again she needed to get them home with their heads held high she looked at Andorreth Vikar as he left her to make her decision.  He certainly knew how to throw a monkey wrench in things. 

 

She walked towards the group, they began to talk quickly to one another. A lot of head nodding, and shaking with Claire standing there listening. Then she explained the situation. "Madam we are Alderaani we believe in peace."

 

Claire nodded, "I know I'm just tired of everyone thinking that because we are peaceful that they get to run all over us. Don't we ever get to fight back once?"

 

The Captain stepped closer, "Mam I've seen war, here's what I think.  Take the ship, if they come at you with deadly force, we go at them equally." He nodded.

 

Claire with 5 of her crew walked towards the Armory. 

 

She looked at Andorreth, "we've talked it over at great length. We have decided that a stronger message should be sent to anyone who decides to attack a vessel of Alderaan." It had been a discussion of ethics, culture, and policy but in the end everyone wanted to go home, and keep the safety of the galaxy.  "No one here believes that killing is an answer. I...am reacting out of fear. What they could have done, what they might have done, what they've done is destroyed my ship and made accusations.  We don't kill over that."

 

Claire might have but cooler heads must prevail.

 

"So..Andorreth, we are ready for the next step."  He would know how to arm them.  


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Looking at Claire, then to her people I nodded. "We'll need weapons that are set for stunning and non-violence then. That being said Claire I will not simply be giving you stun weapons, anything I give you or your people will be able to wound or kill if need be. I'll abide by your philosophies and practices so long as none of your people suffer serious injury. Keep in mind we'll be armed foremost to be quiet and non-lethal. These people we're going after believe and act with lethal force, I want everyone to understand that...." With my explanation out of the way I gestured for them all to follow me.

 

I led the way to several crates of modified blasters, DC-15m blasters. "These are DC-15m Blaster rifles, compact enough to move through hallways and able to be fitted with a grenade launcher attachment. Obviously you want peaceful or as peaceful as we can be so the grenades you'll be taking with you will be for knockout gas and electrical stun grenades. The blasters will be set to fire only stun bolts until you choose to engage the lethal mode. Picking one up I pointed to the handle by the trigger and said red is dead, blue is for black and blue. Alive but waking up with a massive headache similar to a night of drinking." 

 

Pointing towards another crate I said "stun batons same idea with those, and in that box as well is a group of blaster pistols with flash suppressors set and locked to stun mode. Mainly for police forces that prefer non-lethal weapons, these are what you all will work with. I'll pack your grenade belts with non-lethal grenades. For now grab what you need from the crates I mentioned...." Looking at Claire I met her gaze and once more silently moved away to a secluded corner where I kept the explosives. Grabbing several ammo belts I made sure they could magnetize the grenades against the belts then simply kicked off the lid of the box containing non-lethal grenades.

 

Sitting on a squarish cushioned seat I simply grabbed a handful of gas grenades and electrical pulse grenades and began fitting them into slots on the belts. When I'd finished with one I magnetized the grenades against it then laid it on the ground in front of me. Rinse and repeat...I tapped the datapad on my left forearm and brought the technical schematics up of the ship we'd be taking. The sensor grid would have to be knocked offline before we boarded...Feeding that target into the gunning program Crosswire had set up I began looking for tactical advantages aboard. We could slice into the ships systems and reverse the gravity but I was used to it Claire's people likely weren't. I had ensured the grenade belts had the stealth systems Claire and I had used aboard her ship the last thing we needed was for the ships' crew to spot us and start firing at us all.

 

After a set of five grenade belts had been loaded and locked I pulled another crate out and re-stocked my own ammo. The trip mines I'd used aboard Claire's ship mostly. I also ensured my Omen rifle was re-stocked with power cells, locking it against my right thigh plate I grabbed my crossbow and two high capacity cylinders of bolts loaded for non-lethal and silent missions. Locking those cylinders against my left hip I collapsed the bow down and locked it against my left thigh. I halfway expected Claire to come and approach me but so far I hadn't seen her make any move towards me. It was fair I supposed I mean to her I had saved her and her people but I was still basically just a mercenary. One with a conscience to be sure, but it wasn't likely she'd ever be inviting an exiled Corellian noble who did mercenary work to any kind of peace summit or fancy gathering. I guessed I fit in more as an exile than I did as a noble...

 

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She knew she would never remember all of what he said. But she gave him a small smile when he said that they would have the ability to meet deadly threat. Again she thought he was reading her mind on what she wanted to do, course she didn't care act on it.  She turned and looked at her people, her crew they were a product of their culture. She couldn't blame them or fault them for their decision.

 

She motioned for everyone to do what Andorreth Vikar said as she turned to talk to him he had walked away intent upon the task he set for himself. "Mam" Claire turned, "yes I'm coming"  She went to peer into the crates she would take one of the DC-15m blaster rifles she pondered the grenade launcher. She looked to the Captain, "make sure we are outfitted properly wide diversity, just in case."  Red is dead. She repeated it to herself trying not to focus on one little flip of a switch and done. 

 

She looked back to Andorreth she really couldn't just take advantage of his good nature to help. She excused herself from the group not realizing the Captain watched her walk towards their host. She had said a lot of things already to him but something perhaps more personal was warranted.

 

She stood silent for a moment, "I don't think thank you is really going to be enough for what you are doing. I mean you are risking your life, this ship, your friends all to help some stranger." While he didn't really look like the type to be sitting around the Mountain Palace with his pinky out holding polite conversation she thought he could come to Alderaan for any number of reason.

 

Wearing his armor he would fit in with Draco's clans, and Clan Ordo he wouldn't stick out at all.  "Maybe you'll come to Alderaan some time and let me show some gratitude and pay you for all the supplies we are depleting. There's lots to do there if you're into, hiking in the mountains, skiing in the higher elevations, jungle, lakes...if you want that is. " He wasn't any different than any of the others she had  met in her life.

 

"Something to think about...my way of saying thank you....and maybe who knows I can raise you from an 8 to maybe a 9.." she smiled shrugged her shoulders and started walking backwards towards the group.  

 

"We'll be ready in a few minutes...to go kick pirate butt." It was a serious matter though.

 

The Captain looked away embarassed that he had been so intent upon monitoring the Ambassador's behavior.

 

The Alderaani crew armed themselves with grenades an blasters ready to take on the galaxy. Looking anxiously at Andorreth.


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Glancing at the Alderani crew I saw Claire approach me. As she mentioned visiting Alderaan some time I smiled and inclining my head said "I just might at that Claire. Though probably after I get things cleared up on Corellia... I'd already like to think I'm a 10 after today though." After giving her a wink I ensured my gear was secured and headed to the airlock by the armory. Ensuring that everyone had EVA suits that were armored I made a note to pick up another set of them the next time I had the chance. Looking at Claire I said "Everyone behind me and the Lady Ambassador if you please." 

 

Leading the way to the airlock I knelt and looking at Claire I gestured at a point directly to my right. Then I said, "Everyone else in a V-formation behind us. Grab an ear comm plug em' into your skull holes and everyone follow my movements explicitly. Helmets on if you please..." Pulling my helmet from my chest-plate I secured it on and looked at Claire, winked at her and flicked the filter back over my helmet. The new black color flicked into place and the mask image flicked into place with the smiling face of a revolutionary in bronze accents.

 

6b805d10edb9a3d7d8c575b5ea2477c8--vendet

 

Looking at Claire I tilted my head to the side slightly and touched two fingers to my left eyebrow on my helmet then activated the airlock sealing the chamber. Pressurizing the chamber I touched the datapad on my left forearm activating the firing sequence for the ion weapons. Priming the airlock for explosive decompression I looked at Claire and triggered the decompression as we were all launched towards the enemy vessel. My hand was no longer over the firing button on my datapad I activated the comms. "A'ight y'all, time for fireworks...."

 

Blinking I triggered the command for my ship to fire Ion cannons at the sensor grid. The energy blasts hit the ship as we rocketed towards it and looking towards Claire I said over the comms "All your EVA suits are equipped with thrust packs and micro-thrust jets. Trigger them 80 meters from the ship to begin slowing your speed, cut the thrusters at 20 meters and let your momentum carry you the rest of the way. As soon as you hit the hull plating engage your magnetic locks on your boots." This is where the fun began....

 

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Edited by Andorreth Vikar, 18 August 2017 - 02:06 AM.


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She smiled self confidence was not a bad thing and she had to admit that anyone that would do as much as he was doing for her and the crew yeah that would make him a 10, but she wasn't ready to tell him that. She just smiled and moved back to her staff and crew.

 

There was something else she knew that she couldn't say anything about right now. The Coalition was going to be doing talks with the Metal Lords about Corellia when she didn't know but she knew it was soon. However she was unable to say anything about it.

 

Claire wanted to tell him right then that the Coalition was going to Corellia. She wanted to mention that she would find this brillian lawyer who had helped her out with a minor thing Brad Solo . She planned on approaching Brad about helping Andorreth with the problem of clearing his name. It was the very least she could do. Claire thought of things to say but it would have sounded like babbling just then, she figured best to leave it alone.

 

Everyone looked ready, anxious and raring to go. Claire could feel her own mynocks flying about bumping into the sides of her stomach. Right now though Claire needed to follow and watch out for everyone with her. She stood there feeling her nerves jumping about when Andorreth knelt and pointed to where she needed to be. She kept thinking 'I am out of my element  I know enough to just be dangerous'. Shaking her head she knew that this wasn't the same as being chased by gangs on Balmorra.  No this was different.

 

She kept watching everyone when she noticed he was looking at her just one of those short glances back with a wink which made her blush. She could feel the heat in her cheeks burning red. Why? It was just a wink. Geez she told herself get a grip.

 

Emotion started flooding her brain 'I'm scared' she thought '. Just because the main intent from our side is not to kill doesn't mean we won't be met by a volley that puts holes in all of us. This may have been a mistake but it was too late now, we were all committed.' Claire knew she had to focus.

 

"80 meters, then 20, ok" She repeated to make sure she got it. She certainly didn't want to go splat against the hull of the ship. She could see the headline, 'Contessa CEO flattened by pirate vessel, news at 10' wouldn't some of her clients find that funny.

 

The moments were ticking by though 80 meters came quick, she hit the controls and felt a subtle shift. 'Ok not bad. ok..I can do this.'  She was watching the gauge to know when she was at 20 meters. A flip of a finger and the thrusters were off she was floating towards the ship. "wow. This feels amazing I wish I had more time to look around."  She started breathing somewhere near normal lifting her hands to where she could hug the ship when close enough.

 

She hit the hull a bit harder than expected. She was certain she looked like a bug on a windshield resting her head against the hull she tried really hard not to laugh however she regained her senses enough to turn on the boots to keep from floating away. She heard the boots and felt them grab the hull, 'wow now I'm really out here, I'm really standing on hull of the ship.'  It was safe to let go of the hull now.

 

Claire looked over at Andorreth big cheese eating grin on her face, but she was making sure he was alright and then looked around for the others no one had missed. So far we could all follow directions. 

 

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I'd tracked Claire's movement along with her crew as we'd weaved through to the enemy vessel. Her landing had been a bit awkward and she actually had hit the hull along with her people first. I'd seen on my scans their mag-boots had locked onto the hull, I was still rushing towards the hull. I'd given them specific parameters to follow for a reason because I was more experienced in EVA maneuvers. As it was I kept speeding towards the hull at dangerous speeds and had only a second to activate my thrust pack and micro-thrust jets when I'd hit 10 meters. Triggering them all at once I hit the hull with an abrupt stop engaging my mag-boots as soon as they touched the hull. Glancing over at Claire I said "Now that my showiness is out of the way how about we make an entrance?"

 

With that I began making my way to an airlock and after unlatching the locking mechanism for the airlock. After unlocking it I gestured for the people in our party to hop inside the chamber. Having done so I sealed the airlock and pressurized it , then I began the boarding sequence. After a few seconds I saw a green light flick on and the inner doors open allowing us inside the enemy vessel. Looking towards Claire I said "You and me on one team m'lady, along with whoever you want to accompany us. The rest of your people should split off into a separate team. We'll need to engage the crew quickly and silently, Ms. Organa then we can move them to escape pods or shuttles. I'll wait for you to decide who you want to bring along, then we can move from there." 

 

Unlocking my weapons I pulled my Omen blaster rifle free and charged the power cells while still keeping it in stun mode. Suddenly one of the brigands came around a corner and saw us. Rolling forward I pulled my blaster pistol in stun mode and shot him twice in the chest. Looking towards Claire I shrugged and dragged the unconscious body towards a hidden alcove and tearing a strip of cloth form his shirt. Stuffing it in his mouth I slapped stun cuffs on his wrists and hooked him to piping so he'd have massive problems getting free. Looking towards Claire I shrugged and gestured for the stealth modules on the belts. Then I pointed towards her crew and said "Make sure they're unseen Claire...." Then I went back to waiting for Claire to finish up...

 

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