The ride was bumpyto say the least. Valduin had received the message from @Darth Shadow hours before. Finishing his affairs he borrowed a ship and made haste for Ahto City. Take off was of no hindrance, but landing the freighter would soon prove to be a different story. Piloting was never Valduin's strong point, but the man was proud of his improvisational means. His entrance worried him little. The freighter he had commandeered was worth mentioning. A freighter still loaded with goods, exported kolto ironically enough, and equipped only with defensive shields. Originally designed to house a crew of two to four members but flyable solo. The ship was also equipped with two escape pods, but it was soon to be short one.
With some trial and error button mashing Valduin had managed to redirect all shields to the nose of the ship, and had increased speed to the point that the hull was beginning to scream as it peeled away. Bracing himself within one of the pods he slammed the large red eject button. With a hiss he commenced his exodus from the ship turned bomb. The escape pod quickly ignited it's landing engines. Velocity sent the pod spinning towards the targeted city as well, but if things went according to plan it would hit the water while the ship tore into the city.
Nothing ever goes according to plan.
The landing engines did little but help keep a steady pace towards the center of the city. The ship was making distance from the pod and would strike the city first. So, at least there was that. "Wonderful." Valduin slammed hard attempting to set the thrusters upright again. He had managed to rotate the pod in a manner so they pointed towards the planet slowing his impeding clash. Not quite what he had had in mind, but beggars cannot be choosers. With a sigh he sat down and gripped the support handles at each side. He began to concentrate creating a force field of sorts around himself. In detail it was more like a force push except sustained less than an inch from his body. The same techniques he uses to reinforce his strength and blows, but in theory it could work as a shield and absorb most of the severity the impact would cause.
The ship hit hard into the faces of buildings lining the northern side of the city. It ignited instantaneously and the fuel fumes caused a blanket of flow across the area cloaked by a shock wave. The pod slamming hard into this shock wave was jerked violently causing it to both slow tremendously and be knocked sideways. The pod touched down with a firework show of sparks. Spinning and scraping it's way across the leveled lots that were once shops and homes. It came to a halt against the remnants of the destroyed, charred hull of the freighter. Valduin admitting to his own surprise was intact. A tad dizzy and the lucky owner of s splitting headache but he was alive. With a throw of a switch the door of the pod should depressurize and pop off. But damned if the thing wasn't stuck. With an annoyed kick Valduin sent the door flying into the rubble as he emerged from the pod.
Valduin had landed...