ONE HOUR AGO
"Let me make sure I've got this straight. You expect us to sacrifice some of our best warriors so they can go on some damn fool idealistic treasure hunt?"
Captain Stazi couldn't believe what he was hearing. This is why wars were won by soldiers, not Jedi.
"That is exactly what I expect you to do," Admiral Garak glared at him for speaking out of turn, "Seldom do the Aing-Tii speak in anything save cryptic riddles, but on this matter their emissary was quite clear. We must not allow the Sith Emperor or his agents to recover what lies underneath Rhen Var's surface."
Sol opened his mouth to tell Garak where he could shove his 'expectations', but Major Sunfell placed a firm hand on his shoulder. A ghostly conclave of holoimages were arrayed before the two Twilight Company officers, senior representatives from both the Underground and Alliance High Command. He couldn't believe they were now basing their strategy on the word of some mystics.
"Your mission remains unchanged," General Coren Starchaser aboard the FarStar carrier Stormbreaker interjected, "Launch for the surface, deploy by grav chute and TT-48s once you're over the target. Starfighter support will clear the worst of their air defenses ahead of time, but there is no denying this is a high risk jump. As soon as you've landed, make for the network access facility we believe we've identified."
"Priorities?" Major Sunfell asked.
"Fleet movements, weapons projects, Jedi prison camps, anything you can get your hands on."
"Understood," Lyra nodded, "May the Force be with you, Master Jedi."
"And with you."
Sol plunged his vibroknife into the Sith-Imperial legionnaire's chest.
An explosion went off behind him, some kind of power generator that had overloaded either by sabotage or merely as collateral damage. It was like a flare in the night, bathing the rebel commando's bloodied features in a burnt orange glow while he stood over his kill. Captain Stazi had lost his rifle during the jump, and as soon as he landed had found himself locked in a hand to hand fight to the death with a pair of Sith sentries. It could have been worse, a lot of brave young men and women hadn't even survived the drop.
Everything had gone wrong from the moment they had arrived. Rhen Var's orbit was supposed to be sparsely defended, but it had taken all of the combined skill aboard the Firebird to evade total destruction at the hands of multiple Sith dreadnoughts. There was no time to abort, so by General Starchaser's command they had launched anyway. Now here Captain Stazi was, armed only with his heavy blaster and knife, separated from his unit in a nest of vipers.
Raiders of the Fallen Star - Although neither side yet realizes it, both the Empire and Coalition are locked in a race to uncover the Fell Star, an ancient Force imbued artifact powerful enough to turn the tide for whoever claims it. Sealed away deep within a lost Jedi city underneath the ice, tormented spirits and foul subterranean creatures stand between you and glory.
Operation Bangarang - Seeking to take the Sith's overwhelming defenses by surprise, small but elite infiltration teams have been dispatched to Dreypa's Peak, seat of Imperial power on Rhen Var. Attempting to breach the network access facility so they might obtain intel to use against the Sith, by the time the Emperor arrives the operation is already underway and it is too late to abort.
Scum and Villainy - Worship of the Jedi religion is illegal in this part of the galaxy, and that means the black market for relics is booming. Tomb raiders are common, so all recovered artifacts of value have been stored in a secure warehouse on Dreypa's Peak while they await transport to Bastion. Scoundrels and opportunists are taking advantage of the chaos to attempt a break in.
Edited by Sol Stazi, 11 May 2019 - 08:20 AM.