Adenn watched silently as Kaine Australis and his fleet joined up with his own. The ships that Kaine had were impressive, and Adenn wished to get some of his own, they would most certainly prove useful for him. Sure, most of his current ships also came from that man, but more never hurt anyone. He turned his attention back to Aditya Fitz Kierke and grins behind his helmet. She did love saying his name for some reason, even if she butchered it half the time by elongating it.
Then she started speaking about engineers, and Adenn was thankful for his helmet, for it hid the grimace well. Not betraying anything in his posture, or at least trying to, Adenn simply listened and nodded. Focusing on her, Adenn speaks then.
"Well, maybe you could train them, make them real engineers. Train them properly, and fully." He sort of regretted saying that, but it was true, they hadn't been fully trained. But the reason for that, that reason was a Mortui secret, one they would take to the graves with them.
Then they're moving on and she's talking about murdering people, before she punches his shoulder.Smiling behind his helmet, Adenn half heartedly dodges some while turning to the comms officer. They had just started getting confirmation in from everyone that they were all ready to leave. Still grinning, Adenn was about to reply when Aditya kept talking. Nodding his head along he's only half paying attention to her then, but suddenly she says she's pregnant.
Full stop, everything on that bridge stopped, and it was so quiet that one could hear the soft thrum from the consoles. Eyes wide, Adenn turns slowly to Aditya, staring deep into her eyes, trying to see if she was lying, joking, or something else. Seeing that she's as stopped as he is, no doubt because she didn't plan to let this come out so soon, Adenn looked her up and down, head tilted quizzically. With an almost imperceptible motion from his hand, everyone goes back to business as usual, except Adenn.
He's standing there, quietly, watching Aditya, expectation on his face, but not shown in his body language. Suddenly he's in front of Aditya, hands on her shoulders, staring down at her. He still hasn't said anything, just watching her. Then he drags her into a hug, engulfing her before picking her up and spinning around once. Then he lets her down, but still keeps holding her. Looking down at her, a smile is evident in his voice, he speaks softly to her.
"That's amazing Aditya, just... just amazing." He Keldabe kisses her then, lost in the moment. "How many, and since when do you know?" Adenn patiently waits for her. Once he has it, and whatever conversation they may have finishes, Adenn would turn back to the communications officer.
Still keeping an arm around Aditya, gently stroking her shoulder, he sent a message out to everyone. Each message was sent so that it could be read or heard, but no video footage would be available.
"Understood ZFR-9EI, any ship you or yours choose to board are yours to have. Should you require backup on any ship boarded, you need but ask and it shall be given. We will be leaving shortly, prepare yourself please."
To Garryn Kilstor and Stardust Solus Skirae
"Glad to hear it, I do hope you'll enjoy those fighters. For now, head back to the ship and stay docked, we're about to leave soon. For now, you have no definitive target, just an overarching objective. That is to take those starfighters to the limit, and cause as much damage to either the slaver fleet, or slaver base as you can. You're free to do so how you want to, it's up to you. Good hunting vod."
To Kaine Australis
"Welcome to the hunt vod, glad to have you here with us. We'll be leaving shortly, so prepare yourself, this'll be a ride. If you ever need some assistance, you need but ask. We're all looking forward to the vod, so let's hunt."
Once all messages were sent, and any responses received and responded to, the fleet set out. In one seemingly unanimous wave, Adenns fleet set out first, with the ships of other allied clans close behind(NPCs). They were already facing the correct direction for the jump, right now they simply needed to get a bit further from the planet. Once they were far enough away, a warning was sent out that the jump was going to commence. Coordinates had already been sent with the prior messages, and everyone should thus already have that information. One moment the fleet was there, the next it was in hyperspace, enroute to a pirate base, ready to kill and rend and destroy the enemy.
The trip to the pirate base hadn't been long, but in that time Adenns men had been hard at work, making sure everything was ready for the moment they dropped out of hyperspace. Five minutes before they exited hyperspace, everyone received a notification of that, and those who chose received a timer in their HUDs as well. When the five minutes were up, they exited hyperspace on the edge of the system.
Looking into the system, one could see a completely normal star system, regular sun, regular planets. But there was one difference, there was only one inhabitable planet, and there was a lot of traffic there. Above the planet there were approximately 60 ships of all makes and models; there were old Imperial star destroyers, corvettes, frigattes; even older Republic Venators and Acclamators; other smaller ships, popular with smugglers, such as the YT-1300, the Dynamic class, and many more.
Within the system, but not near the planet were another 20-35 ships flying around. They were doing anything from entering the system to leaving it, getting supplies, trading with one another, or just floating around. That all didn't matter though, because the second the Mandalorian fleet appeared, all hell broke loose within their ranks. The Mandalorian fleet was around 25 ships all in total, but they were all new and top of the line, not old run down ships. They were also crewed by some of the best ship goers in the galaxy, and these pirates didn't have anything on them.
Upon entering the system, Adenn smirked to himself. Standing once more upon the bridge of the Aegis Eternum, he felt confident that these pirates wouldn't last long. Looking over the holo table on the bridge, Adenn noted that several ships near the edge of the system were already jumping away, hoping to cut their losses and get away with their lives. That was all good and well for him, let them run and spread what came for pirates in these parts. Because once the interdictors of the Mandalorian fleet were charged up and ready, they emitted their interdiction field.
That simple act forced all the remaining pirates to stay in the system, lest they be destroyed while trying to escape. Smiling to himself, Adenn ordered those under his command forward, and for all fighters and bombers to launch. They'd destroy this pirate base completely and utterly, leaving nothing behind. These thoughts and more ran through Adenns head, while his fleet began its advance upon the pirates. They weren't in range yet, but that would come in time. When they were, all hell would be unleashed upon the pirates, with them not having any prisoners yet, Adenn and the others would have no fear of accidentally killing innocent bystanders. That fact had been told to them as well; they could go nuts against these pirates, let loose and murder indiscriminately.
That was how this would start, with an inexorable march towards the base, not stopping, not slowing down. Battle hadn't been entered, yet, but it would be soon, oh so soon. Adenn spoke quietly then, loud enough so that his fleet would hear it over the comms, and perhaps the others, but mainly his fleet.
"Unleash the hounds of war, and let these fools learn the meaning of death. Oya vod, oya."
ZFR-9EI Tarjik Darkin Stardust Solus Skirae Aditya Fitz Kierke Garryn Kilstor
Edited by Adenn Kyramud, 23 April 2019 - 09:15 PM.