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Zeradias Mant

Zeradias Mant

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#1622456 [TGE vs. SJO] Eklipse das Licht; Imperial Invasion of Silver Jedi Charros IV

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 18 August 2017 - 09:05 PM

Much to his surprise, there weren't any hostile fleets approaching or already engaged with the Silver Jedi ships already in orbit of the system.  As the ships reverted to realspace, the alarms continued blaring and countless Iron Wrath puppets were scrambled, if not only as a defensive measure, but also a precautionary one.  Though not as effective as the more skilled pilots of the navy, the AIs aboard still possessed a cunning precision.  They'd also be exhausted less quickly as their manned counterparts, who might let their boredom get the best of them without immediate action.

 

The puppets weren't the only thing to take off from the iron bellies of the star destroyers.  Exiting the safety of the hangars were dozens of shuttles, bound for the refugee camps planetside.  Aboard were the men and women of the Iron Imperial Marines, off to assist the Jedi on the ground in their own ambitions to help dislocated refugees.  These vessels, however, were escorted by piloted crafts of the Iron Empire.

 

"Resolute, this is Kingpin.  We're approaching the refugee camp now.  Stand by for confirmation.", the marine battalion commander reported.

 

Good.  Things were going well.  The absence of an opposing fleet still made Zeradias uneasy, but he wasn't about to go out looking for trouble.  For now, the fleet would take up a defensive posture and maintain watch for enemy activity.  If things were things quiet on Bimmisari, he could only imagine what the force looked like on Charros IV.

 

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As the shuttle doors whirred open, there was a conundrum of activity before Lieutenant Colonel Alyn Rooke stepped off the metal surface into the dirt below.  His eyes took a brief moment to adjust, but before long, he could see the treetops and tent canopies, along with a number of refugees making their way into the camp.  Without delay, the marines began corralling them and filtering them into the camp for treatment and relief.  Others disappeared into the nearby woods and dug in, assuming a defensive posture.  Before walking into the center of the camp himself, three shuttles flew closely overhead before landing into a clearing.  Armor clad men began lifting crates out and placing them under a nearby tent, sheltered from any natural elements that might strike.

 

Striding further into the fray, he approached the tent and cracked open a crate.  They were full of syringes and bottles of who knew what.  Medicine was beyond his realm of expertise.  Though a soldier through and through, when certain echelons of command were attained, command began to feel like governance, and governance entailed much more than one would think.  He needed to knew his men, the structure of his organization inside and out, he needed to know their wants and their needs, what it took to function correctly and at optimum efficiency.  Things he didn't know, he delegated, as any good leader should.

 

Before long, he saw a woman with what appeared to be a personal guard approach another.  One of them would be in charge.  Without speaking, he approached the two and standed nearby without encroaching on their discussion.  He would wait to be addressed, and assuming he was correct in his assessment that one of them were in charge of the operations here, he would assist however he could.

 

Valae Kitra | Jessica Med-Beq | Viathae Qarmast | HK-36 | Atmeiktes




#1621500 [TGE vs. SJO] Eklipse das Licht; Imperial Invasion of Silver Jedi Charros IV

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 16 August 2017 - 09:42 PM

Deep Space

En Route to Bimmisari

ISV Resolute

 

An almost cheerful female voice responded to Odion's inquiry.  It was unexpected, but not unwelcome.  Too often in trying times was morale a killer.  Though early in the fight, it was good to see spirits were high, even if the tone was only one of relief.  Looking back to Zeradias for permission, he got the nod and continued, this time shedding his callsign and going by his given name.

 

Shortly before Odion responded, another voice came through, this one sounding much more military minded.  Normally, he would limit his transmission to one party, but in this case he saw appropriate to transmit to them both rather than repeat his message.

 

"Captain Odion Black of the Iron Imperial Navy.  Our fleet will be exiting hyperspace shortly and entering high orbit over Bimmisari.  Upon our arrival we will be dispatching a battalion of marines to assist in security of refugee camps."

 

Following the message, Odion returned the headset to the comms officer before returning to his CO's side.

 

"We've been receiving reports of major activity over Charros IV.  It is possible we will need to split the fleet.", he warned.

 

Listening intently, processing everything as it came almost systematically, Zeradias stared out into the abyss of space passing them by faster that the speed of light.  He nodded subtly.  "Not yet."  Odion knew this to mean to be prepared in that event, but they would stay their current course for now.

 

The alarms began blaring throughout the bridge, ship, and the fleet.  Black had left Zeradias' side to the CIC, observing holographic images of the fleet in formation.  Picking up a mic, Black pushed a button before a prolonged tone played throughout the Resolute and the rest of the ships in the fleet.

 

"Action stations, action stations. Set condition one throughout the fleet. This is not a drill. I repeat, set condition one throughout the fleet. This is not a drill.  Stand by for entry into Bimmisari system."

 

"So it begins."

 

Valae Kitra | Jessica Med-Beq




#1621483 Iron Imperial Marines

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 16 August 2017 - 09:22 PM

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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

  • Intent: To create a tangible submission for an often used reference to the mainline troops of the Iron Imperial Marine Corps
  • Image Credit: Bacurok
  • Links: N/A

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

COMBAT INFORMATION

  • Availability: Common
  • Deployment: Mass
  • Strengths & Weaknesses: 
    • ​[ + ] Iron Imperial Marines are very versatile in their function, capable of fulfilling a myriad of combat functions
    • [ + ] As a part of their naval heritage, they are more proficient in boarding operations moreso than their surface combat oriented Army counterparts
    • [ - ] Run of the mill troops, the marines have no particular specializations and excel at nothing
  • Description: Since the inception of the Iron Empire, the Iron Imperial Marines have played an essential part in it's survival and military operations.  Though hardly an ancient order, their roots can be traced back to the earliest days of the empire, starting in the Crossbones Conflict during the ex-One Sith executor's exodus from Coruscant.

Trained extensively in combat, the Iron Imperial Marines are a capable fighting force to be reckoned with.  Be it patrol or guard duty, planetary invasions or ship-to-ship boarding, the marines are the tip of the spear, leading the assault and seeing it through.  Though fighting is the focus, each marine is versatile in their skillset and able to fall in where necessary and discharge whatever task necessary.

 

Put a rifle in their hand, they'll get it done.  Or don't - they'll still get it done.




#1620982 [TGE vs. SJO] Eklipse das Licht; Imperial Invasion of Silver Jedi Charros IV

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 15 August 2017 - 10:30 PM

Deep Space

En Route to Bimmisari

ISV Resolute

 

Thrusters burning, busy chatter consumed the bridge of the Resolute, the flagship of the Chief of Naval Operations, Grand Admiral Zeradias Mant.  Behind Mant was the might of the Iron Imperial Navy in all its might, ready to hand down a swift defeat to any who might challenge them.  Confrontation was not the reason for their mobilization, but rather to stand strong with their Silver Jedi allies.  Though the Iron Empire has refrained from involving itself in conflict on the intergalactic stage, it had an obligation to those its allies.  If they weren't there for them in their time of need, what kind of allies would they be?

 

"ETA 20 mikes!", the navigation officer called out.  Captain Odion Black, Zeradias' right hand in much of his dealings would be serving once again as his right hand today.  They had an unspoken arrangement and uncommon sync with each other which resulted in Black doing much of the talking for the two.  It was in this scenario that Black would be speaking on the CNO's behalf once more.

 

"Connect me to the ground.", he ordered the communications officer.  A few short moments later, with confirmation, he was connected with their Silver Jedi allies on the ground.

 

"This is Overlord 5.", he spoke in military jargon.  In the interest of preserving his own personal identity from those who might be listening in on their exchange.  Though the channel was encrypted, the military didn't deviate from it's policy in the interest of operation security.

 

"With whom am I speaking?"

 

Valae Kitra




#1618100 Operation: Annihilate Blue [Iron Empire Dominion of Roxuli Hex]

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 09 August 2017 - 10:54 AM

"Heavenshield.", Zeradias greeted in return.  "The Iron Legion will be transported down with our marines.  They've been instructed to assist in any capacity requested."  As he explained, the marine detachment commander entered the bridge and stood politely at the door.  He didn't need to interrupt the brass' meeting to convey his message.  Being present was enough to say that they were ready to commence the attack.  Zeradias caught a glimpse of him and was about to walk over to the man when the communications officer called out for the officer of the watch.

 

"Sir!  The Castamere is hailing us!", the female voice called out.

 

"Patch them through.", Odion ordered.

 

The familiar voice of the newly minted Brigadier General Sabrino came through the speakers.  They were ready.  Odion looked back to Zeradias for the official go ahead, even though he knew the answer already.

 

"Proceed."  Odion paused before continuing, this time addressing the officer of the watch.  "Send the corvettes into low orbit and commence strafing.  Scramble the fighters."

 

And so it began.  The Golden Lions would soon begin their assault, and naval and legion forces would soon follow.  Zeradias began making his way to the hangar, the Iron Praetor and marine commander at his sides as they walked through the metal corridors.  A voice could be heard calling the bridge to attention as the flag officer departed.

 

"We're establishing a mobile command post on the ground.  You'll be able to coordinate from there.", the marine detachment commander began.  "I'll be with Praetor Heavenshield when we breach the facility.  I've instructed my men to limit collateral damage, but we're taking no prisoners."

 

Zeradias listened intently, but gave no indication he was doing so.  He just kept walking.  Soon, they were in the hangar when a myriad of shuttles and dropships were standing by.  Crews and troops were already boarding.  No one called attention here, and though a stickler for policy, Zeradias overlooked it in this instance.  Things were moving to quickly and the stakes were too high.  This was their chance to quash the insurrection once and for all.

 

The CNO boarded a corvette, leaving the Praetor and MARDET commander in the hangar, though the agent from the IISB joined him.  He looked back at them as the doors closed.  Words didn't need to be spoken - they knew what had to be done.

 

As the grand admiral took his seat and secured himself.  His pale eyes stared at the agent, older than most, but still quite capable it seemed.  "Have we any actionable intelligence we can exploit?", he asked.

 

As the last word rolled off his tongue, the ship's engines went from a whir to a roar.  The ship could be felt rising, and eventually catapulting onward.

 

So it began - the fall of the renegade Chiss.

 

Estro Sabrino | Nolan Detta | Rhan Elysar | RC-0883 | Kiran Arlos




#1616184 Codex Q&A

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 05 August 2017 - 11:59 AM

sabrina

 

You would structure it the same as any combat unit, using it's template.  Given your intent, I would use only mass-produced gear with your availability.  Deployment size depends on your intent, but mass or minor would probably be best.  For affiliation, just put your company as well as potential buyers (i.e: Wal-Mart and buyers).

 

Does that help answer your question?




#1615500 Operation: Annihilate Blue [Iron Empire Dominion of Roxuli Hex]

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 03 August 2017 - 09:59 PM

ISV Resolute

Roxuli System

High Orbit

 

A fleet of star destroyers warped into the Roxuli system, each ship larger than the last.  Aboard his flagship, the ISV Resolute, Zeradias peered out the window aboard the bridge and looked down at the sphere, slowly rotating.  It started with the Sons of Csilla on Ornfra, quickly quelled by the Iron Imperial Marines.  Then the insurgency on Miasma, the same one that made an attempt on the emperor's life and orchestrated the kidnapping of the Princess Aster.  It was assumed that the insurgency was finally crushed with the swift defeat of their fleet over Miasma.  After a sweep of the ship, there was no information indicating otherwise - though there were terrabytes of corrupted data, accessed remotely from off the ship, though it couldn't have been from outside the system.  Zeradias had suspected the self-proclaimed pirate king, but with the investigation still underway, his suspicion was still unconfirmed.

 

Fortunately, the Iron Imperial Security Bureau had been hard at work attempting to recover the corrupted data.  They were largely unsuccessful, recovering only scattered fragments of seemingly useless data.  However, it only seemed useless.  After weeks in the cryptology labs, it was discovered what much of the data held - the location to their true holdout.  It wasn't their flagship, and it wasn't some ragtag outpost or base on Miasma or Tera Lush.  It was a stronghold, quite literally, on the system of Roxuli.  How it had escaped the notice of the Iron Empire and their Ascendancy partners for so long was a mystery.

 

That ended today.

 

"Odion.", Zeradias said.  He didn't raise his voice, but it was becoming widely known in the navy that when the CNO was present, people needed a second set of ears just to hear the grand admiral.

 

"Yes, sir?"

 

"You may begin when ready."

 

With a grin and nod, Odion bowed politely before returning to the crew on the bridge.  With a raised voice, he translated Zeradias' silence into commands.

 

"Send the corvettes into low orbit and commence strafing.  Scramble the fighters and prepare to launch assault and shuttle craft."

 

With several 'aye ayes', the servicemen and women of the Resolute began moving with the utmost sense of urgency to execute the Captain Odion Black's orders.  It was nigh time to promote the man, Zeradias knew.  He had been his right hand for the greater part of his career, and the synergy they shared was irreplaceable.  Odion watched the crew for a few moments before returning to Zeradias' side.

 

"Who will be joining us on the expedition down?"

 

 

Arisa Yune | Aster Rose Baelor | Atheus | Bato Golden | Caelag Vass | Corran Cath | Estro Sabrino | FN-1313 | Iriaan Sakor | Isamu Baelor |  Kaili Talith | Kimiko | Kiran Arlos | Krayzen Dratos | Lyle Baelor | Nolan Detta | Ordan Vosk | Rhan Elysar | Savitor Draay | Talos Rygat | Thaddeus Braken | Théodred Heavenshield | Valae Kitra | Victor Bluarc | Zenva Vrotoa




#1615386 Operation: Annihilate Blue [Iron Empire Dominion of Roxuli Hex]

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 03 August 2017 - 04:42 PM

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R O X U L I

 

Throughout the establishment and expansion of the Iron Empire, there have always been Chiss insurrectionists unhappy with the state of affairs with the rise of Baelor.  The Chiss Ascendancy has been quick to condemn the actions of the splinter group, which was responsible for the assassination of the Governor of Ornfra and attempted kidnapping of the Emperor's niece, Aster.  After facing a barrage of swift defeats at the hands of Iron Imperial forces, the insurrectionists seemed to have finally been crushed.  After months of peace and prosperity, the Iron Empire has thrived, but only recently has a threat been rediscovered.

 

The Iron Imperial Security Bureau in coordination with naval assets has tracked down the final remnants of the rogue Chiss.  The Emperor has mobilized the Iron Imperial military and the Iron Legion to put and end to the insurrection.

 

Too long have the innocent shed blood at the cost of petty squabbles and oppressive regimes.  The Iron Empire will put and end to that bloodshed.




#1615258 The Dathari

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 03 August 2017 - 12:09 PM

Kaili Talith will be taking over this sub




#1614991 The Bespin Lightsaber Museum

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 02 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

Moved to live Codex.  Another Codex Judge will be by to review your sub.




#1614140 PS4 vs Xbox One - A New Convert's Perspective

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 01 August 2017 - 10:02 AM

PRAISE MS

 




#1613896 Nearing The Big 1.5 Million

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 31 July 2017 - 06:58 PM

Asha Hex

Keep an eye on David this time


#1613838 Feedback on Aster Rose Baelor!

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 31 July 2017 - 05:51 PM

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#1613293 Haraak

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 30 July 2017 - 06:48 PM

Venthis Zambrano

 

Approved pending secondary.

 

Mahet




#1613166 Haraak

Posted by Zeradias Mant on 30 July 2017 - 02:34 PM

Venthis Zambrano

 

Is it safe to assume that the failed creations among other imported creatures aren't just hostile to outsiders, but everyone?  Additionally, please elaborate on a little more on the history.