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Vanessa Vantai

Vanessa Vantai

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In Topic: We All Thaw This Coming | ORC Invasion of Rhen Var (OOC)

20 May 2019 - 11:14 PM

Jerec Asyr

 

I don't know what it is, but I haven't gotten that tag, nor have I gotten a couple other tags from you specifically in that thread. Must be some sort of issue. I've edited my post to include a response to your own actions in your post.


In Topic: We All Thaw This Coming | ORC Invasion of Rhen Var

19 May 2019 - 08:57 PM

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Enemy: Jerec Asyr

 

Vanessa would continue to crush on the corvette as though it were a tin can. The destruction of such a vessel would, one would certainly hope, at least discourage their associates from getting any closer for fear the Sith would actually turn their guns on their compatriots. As it currently stood, it was 120 fighters against 200 bombers and fighters - bombers and fighters that would have their targeting systems disrupted as well given the broad-spectrum effects of the EM probes. This would making locking on to critical systems of any of the XoXaans difficult.

 

The approach of the X1 corvette persuaded Vanessa to change her target, once more sparing the crew of another one of the ships as she focused on it. Unsure as to whether there was a secure communication channel the corvette had to the pilots that was not stymied by the jamming, perhaps on some special ultra high frequency band or using some unusual technology, she focused on the other vessel and began to squeeze on it, having given herself a brief moment of respite. Crushing vessels with the power of the Dark Side, even mere corvettes, was not something she had regularly done, even during her time in the Unknown Regions, though she had done it before.

 

The XoXaans would shift the fire from their solar ionization batteries to the squadrons as they were at long, then medium range. While the weapons were hardly as capable as the anti-fighter beams typically found on one of Vanessa's ships, they did possess shield-piercing capabilities and as such could prove problematic to the enemy fleet. Visual targeting systems would allow for at least some degree of accuracy against hostile targets. The fighters in question, ignoring the qualifications of their pilots as the Empire's finest, were also incredibly powerful - five squadrons of Eightgun-class assault fighters and five of Forge-class interceptors.

 

The Eightgun was, as its name suggested, a fighter possessing eight primary weapons - the HL-7 xaser weapon, to be precise, a weapon with a higher rate of fire and effective shield-stripping capabilities in concert with slightly below average hull damage and modest subsystem damage. Its firepower was the greatest of any vessel available in the Sith Empire, great enough to effortlessly cleave through even a heavy bomber. The Eightguns would take lead, being backed by the Forge-class interceptors. While not designed for speed or gifted with heavy firepower, the Forge possessed extreme maneuverability, allowing it to turn within any fighter or bomber its opposition possessed.

 

The squadrons of fighters would stay near the capital ships, waiting for their prey to come within close range. Each Eightgun would have a Forge located behind it, ready to snap around and get any ship off the back of the assault fighters in question if it came into the area. For the time being, as Vanessa crushed down on X1, the XoXaan IIs would continue to fire at M1, albeit with reduced damage potential given their solar ionization batteries were not unloading on it.

 

Crimson Command

Class | Name | Length | Shields | Hull

Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Sceltor | 1000m | 91 | 100 (closing on M1, opening fire with all forward weapons at moderate range, engaging fighter squadrons with solar ionization batteries at long range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Corrupter | 1000m | 80 | 100 (closing on M1, opening fire with all forward weapons at moderate range, engaging fighter squadrons with solar ionization batteries at long range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Achilles | 1000m | 96 | 100 (closing on M1, opening fire with all forward weapons at moderate range, engaging fighter squadrons with solar ionization batteries at long range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Harrow​ | 1000m | 100 | 100 (closing on M1, opening fire with all forward weapons at moderate range, engaging fighter squadrons with solar ionization batteries at long range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Titan​ | 1000m | 100 | 100 (closing on M1, opening fire with all forward weapons at moderate range, engaging fighter squadrons with solar ionization batteries at long range)

 

Enemy: Dax Fyre, Tsubasa Kira

 

The Heresiarch was beginning to recharge its larger weaponry, both its forward gun and starboard guns. The secondary weaponry of the Heresiarch would continue firing upon the Rigor, while the secondary forward-mounted weaponry would fire at the Verdict as well. The battlecruiser would shift position to bring its portside weapons to bear on either of the other two remaining vessels - whichever one came over into place first.

 

The corvettes, two of which were destroyed, would essentially get back to back in groups of four and one group of three, allowing them to defend each other from attacks by the swarming escorts and ensuring their backs were always defended by another corvette. This would allow them to fire off shots with their SBeams at the passing enemies and focus their baradium missiles on incoming corvettes.

 

Battlecruiser and Associates

Class | Name | Length | Shields | Hull

Sovereign Elite-class Battlecruiser | Heresiarch | 5000m | 100 | 100 (Attacking Verdict with forward weapons and UBeam, attacking Rigor with starboard weapons and LRBBeams)

Massassi-class Corvette | Aurek 1-25 | 23x200m | 100 | 100 (Engaging Shimushu and Hadate, suppressing fighter squadrons with anti-fighter beams)

 

Enemy: Kimiko Taiyo

 

The two battleships would jump in, launch their pods, and immediately open fire with broadsides from their LRBBeams at close range on the sides of the enemy ships. The pods would smash into the bridges of the enemy vessels, with some dumping troops in elsewhere. The Dark Troopers and their variations would immediately exit the pods, beginning the intrusion - they just needed to capture Ki herself.


In Topic: We All Thaw This Coming | ORC Invasion of Rhen Var

14 May 2019 - 07:08 PM

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Enemy: Jerec Asyr

 

More ships within the ORC fleet were beginning to retreat. This was good, even as EM interference from the satellites came upon them. The pilots of Crimson Command were skilled in handling themselves in such an environment - many of them had fought over two decades ago against foes in the Unknown Regions, and those that had not had been picked from the best of the Imperial Navy's pilots to join such fleet units. The fighters would organize themselves into diamond-shaped superformations by squadron, allowing the rear pilot to keep sight of any obstacles to the side and reducing the chances of collision. The XoXaan IIs would continue to bombard M1, and with the 'mysterious weapon' having forced frigate K2 to retreat from the immediate field of battle, Vanessa chose to relax and instead focus on doing the same to the corvette designated X2. As a corvette, the required power usage to attempt to crumple the vessel's vulnerable locations was an order of magnitude less, but still great - great enough that Vanessa was still in a kneeling position on the bridge, eyes closed as she focused on trying to rend the corvette into a pile of scrap.

 

The engineers of Crimson Command were working on a solution - such was to utilize sensors of the Corrupter to broadcast the virus from earlier into one of the jamming platforms, which would then rebroadcast it to all other non-Sith IFFs within the immediate area. The disruption of the EM field would soon become minimal, the satellites becoming little more than space debris plinking off the particle shielding of the Imperial fleet as it advanced. M1's engines sputtering had left it as prey, and the XoXaans would turn to bring more of their weapons to bear at moderate range, still attempting to close the gap.

 

Crimson Command

Class | Name | Length | Shields | Hull

Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Sceltor | 1000m | 91 | 100 (closing on M1, opening fire with all forward weapons at moderate range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Corrupter | 1000m | 80 | 100 (closing on M1, opening fire with all forward weapons at moderate range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Achilles | 1000m | 96 | 100 (closing on M1, opening fire with all forward weapons at moderate range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Harrow​ | 1000m | 100 | 100 (closing on M1, opening fire with all forward weapons at moderate range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Titan​ | 1000m | 100 | 100 (closing on M1, opening fire with all forward weapons at moderate range)

 

Enemy: Dax Fyre, Tsubasa Kira

 

The Heresiarch was a monstrous warship, and it did not intend for its prey to escape so easily. The ship turned to keep its UBeam facing the Verdict, a UBeam that was now fully charged and ready to fire. And so it did - the immense green beam of plasma mimicking the fire of such warships as the SovereignEclipseConqueror, and the original Heresiarch which this ship was named after. How much damage to the battlecruiser it would do was uncertain - the capabilities of such a ship were hardly clear after all. The captain of the Heresiarch did not, however, ignore the threat of the oncoming Star Cruiser - a threat which would soon be dealt with by the Heresiarch rolling to bring its side-mounted LRBBeams into play as they would target and fire at the ship. Side-mounted weapons fire from the Heresiarch's missiles and smaller beam cannons, along with its other weapons, would move to strike the Rigor, while its forward-mounted weaponry would assail the Verdict.

 

The oncoming horde of destroyer escorts would soon be met by a slightly larger group of incoming ships - ships which Vanessa had rarely brought out. These vessels, Massassi-class corvettes, were premiere corvette-killers - at range they would charge their SBeams and each individually take a target, engaging it with their forward weapons as well as their ordnance launchers - each of which in this case had been loaded with a magazine of seeker baradium missiles. Their anti-fighter beams would begin to strike the fighter squadrons working in concert with the enemy corvettes, hopefully denying them the opportunity to save their larger peers from danger.

 

Battlecruiser and Associates

Class | Name | Length | Shields | Hull

Sovereign Elite-class Battlecruiser | Heresiarch | 5000m | 100 | 100 (Attacking Verdict with forward weapons and UBeam, attacking Rigor with starboard weapons and LRBBeams)

Massassi-class Corvette | Aurek 1-25 | 25x200m | 100 | 100 (Engaging Shimushu and Hadate, suppressing fighter squadrons with anti-fighter beams)

 

Enemy: Kimiko Taiyo

 

The two battleships had been rush-identified, as had the individual responsible for them - the wife, evidently, of one Dax Fyre. Apparently a leader within the ORC, possessing his wife as a hostage would be beneficial for Vanessa in the long run. The intricacies of their relationship could be further studied, and Vanessa could utilize such intricacies against him during their next confrontation. From long range, a pair of Saturn-type battleships, the offensive variant, were preparing to shock-jump within range of the Nagato and her sister ship. Vanessa was unsure as to what vessel said woman was on, and as such had a Saturn filled with drop pods primed for both of them. After the calculations were done, the ships would jump in at exceptionally close range to the enemy battleships - nearly collision range - and begin to launch boarding pods that would head towards the bridges of both vessels. Incapacitating the ship's command center was paramount, after all, and if Kimiko could not be found on either, it would buy the Darktrooper teams time to penetrate deeper into the ship and find her.

 

What would happen upon penetration would be a different story, but the boarding pods were full of the finest Dark Troopers Vanessa could put forward - there were several bloodtroopers, with powered dark troopers, Oppressor-16 automated dark troopers, and a dark trooper commander as well. The force making the incursion was highly skilled and highly armored. With luck, they would succeed at their mission with minimal casualties.


In Topic: We All Thaw This Coming | ORC Invasion of Rhen Var

12 May 2019 - 10:27 PM

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Enemy: Jerec Asyr

 

The Nebula disappeared. Vanessa had expectations as to what would happen soon - it more than likely had jumped away and would soon be reorienting itself to come in at another vector - a shock-jump attack, similar in form to what Vanessa's own Saturn-class vessels had at one point utilized. Vanessa had her doubts that the Nebula II had a shock-jump system utilizing multiple backup hyperdrives to allow for such surprising hyperspace maneuverability, but her crews were ready all the same. As it was, she began to focus once more, this time on one of the frigates. She had eschewed the lightsaber in exchange for great power in the Dark Side - power that she was attempting to utilize to take the frigate and rend it apart.

 

The XoXaan IIs would form up and showcase their broadsides to the Majestics. Now it was time to take the SBeams and put them into play - five balls of plasma would charge and five beams of green energy would arc across space, likely hitting the first Majestic. Beam weapons were always precise, something Vanessa appreciated - while the ships were no longer able to bring the fullness of their solar ionization and pulse cannons into play, the focus of fire on a single Majestic would hopefully have more of an effect. At these ranges, the SBeams were some of the few weapons capable of accurately hitting such a target.

 

Crimson Command

Class | Name | Length | Shields | Hull

Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Sceltor | 1000m | 90 | 100 (Running parallel with M1, opening fire with all starboard weapons at medium range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Corrupter | 1000m | 95 | 100 (Running parallel with M1, opening fire with all starboard weapons at medium range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Achilles | 1000m | 95 | 100 (Running parallel with M1, opening fire with all starboard weapons at medium range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Harrow​ | 1000m | 100 | 100 (Running parallel with M1, opening fire with all starboard weapons at medium range)
Crimson Command XoXaan II-class Star Destroyer | Titan​ | 1000m | 100 | 100 (Running parallel with M1, opening fire with all starboard weapons at medium range)

 

Enemy: Dax Fyre

 

For Dax, there was a different enemy to fight. One that was yet another portion of Crimson Command itself. Out of the voids of space, the Sovereign Elite-class Battlecruiser Heresiarch would materialize. Having been refitted from its original form as a standard Sovereign, the Heresiarch had been specially modified and designed to function as a dreadnought-slayer, a vessel that both on its own and working in concert with more of its kind would be able to eliminate a dreadnought-scale warship belonging to any hostile faction opposed to the dominance of the Sith Empire. The captain of the powerful vessel, a veteran of decades of service under Vanessa during her time in the prior Sith Empire, through the Unknown Regions, and now once more under the reorganized Sith, would aim his vessel towards the ORC ships and immediately charge its UBeam up.

 

The UBeam was a devastating weapon. One such weapon was more than capable of causing great harm to a ten kilometer dreadnought, and here was the first target - a three kilometer battlecruiser of what the captain could only assume was a standard ORC type. There had been little intel given to Maldrood forces before they were rushed to this system to assist in its defense, but he could only assume that it was a dangerous vessel, one that needed to be targeted. The UBeam was still charging, and the ship's other forward weapons were being readied to strike the fore of the ship.

 

Battlecruiser

Class | Name | Length | Shields | Hull

Sovereign Elite-class Battlecruiser | Heresiarch | 5000m | 100 | 100 (Charging UBeam and priming other forward weapons, targeting Verdict)


In Topic: We All Thaw This Coming | ORC Invasion of Rhen Var (OOC)

12 May 2019 - 10:25 PM

Kimiko Taiyo

 

Are you actually participating in the space battle? I saw you had put up a post with the Space Engagement header, but didn't see a fleet list or anything like that. Being TSE's only fleeter in this(apparently), I'd love to engage with you in this invasion, but I don't even know what you have or what lengths you're using so I can match it.