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Cassandra Paige

Cassandra Paige

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#1786203 Operation Rebirth | The Rebellion's Rebellion of Jaminere (Hex AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 15 May 2018 - 09:27 AM

Location: Antigone Communications (formerly Jaminere Communications Consolidated), Palace District

Allies: TSE, Itash Mecetti Jacen Vadith Tsisaar Taral Sebastian Thel Llkt'tudrin'wyshd

Enemies: Rebels, Cedric Grayson Cenric Marus Lyra Sarn Ari Vox Jax Vandal

Current Objective: Deal with the Home Invaders

Current Mood: "HA GOT HIM!- oh chit"

Gear: Stylish suit. Killer heels. Paddle Beamer.

 

There were moments when everything seemed to go right. As soon as she pulled the trigger the second time, she knew that her shot was a good one. There was a satisfaction in that moment that she hadn't been expecting. Straight and true and dead center of his che-

 

"I thought you said this thing bypassed shields Tash!"

 

It wasn't merely annoyance in her tone, she was down right insulted by the turn of the situation it seemed. To be fair, she was exactly that, but that's what happens when narcissistic psychopaths think they are getting what they want and then suddenly do not. 

 

"Little busy!"

 

He really, really was. 

 

The hum of the lightsabers, the crackle of lightening, weapons firing- the room had gone from a tense standstill to pure, unadulterated kinetic energy. With the easing of the Malacia, several of the employees started to shift and stir, though most were still and silent. She couldn't get a clear shot at the people behind him, and his head was ensconced in a helmet- Itash had trained her specifically to not take a headshot with the paddle beamer because of how deadly it was (and this was for defense, dear Cass, no reason to have that on your hands, not at least, until he was ready for it to be, not that she knew). If his face had been in view however? She would have zapped him right in it, lethality be damned. 

 

"CASS! Shoot him!"

 

She made an annoyed sound in her throat. 

 

"With what? The toy you gave me?"

 

"JUST DO SOMETHING WOMAN!"

 

"FINE!"

 

Reaching down, Cass pulled off her heels. And threw them, one after another, straight at Cedric's head. 

 

It was surprisingly satisfying but the satisfaction was short lived. It wasn't a particular natural action in combat, and the large motions combined with the focus on Cedric left her open for one of Ari's shots. 

 

It hit her just as she let the second shoe fly, and the momentum from that combined with the stun bolt spun her around. She collapsed bonelessly to the floor. Stun bolts were funny things- different people had slightly different reactions to them. For some it knocked them utterly unconscious, which was, Cass realized, a blessing. Because some people remained completely aware, simply unable to move, unable to act. Up until now, it had never occurred to her to wonder which one she would be. 

 

Entirely paralyzed and yet aware of everything going on around her.It was like Raykka all over again. Literal nightmare fuel. Her heart hammered too fast in her chest, remembering, the sensation too similar- he had used the force to keep her still as he had literally cooked and eaten parts of her as she watched. This was not the same situation, but the similarity of feeling was too great. Fear was an unfamiliar sensation for one Cassandra Paige, but this level of helplessness was too close to that one before. Tainted by that experience, she could do nothing but watch- could not move to draw calming breaths, could not act to calm herself. But neither could the tremors from those memories make their way to her hands. There was no outlet for reliving Raykka. 

 

So the only place it had to stay was seated right behind those grey eyes. The terror there was out of place, even in the chaos of the communications hub. But there was no where else for it to go.

 

Summary/TL:DR- After being annoyed her paddle beamer wasn't working, Cass threw her heels at Cedric's head, then went down to a shot from Ari and has flash backs to Raykka.




#1785698 Operation Rebirth | Rebellion of Jaminere (AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 14 May 2018 - 02:22 PM

Ari Vox

 

first off, great post. 

 

Before I do mine I want to make sure I get the detail here right!

 

You mention first setting is stun, but then later high energy bolts- is she firing stun or regular setting? Thank you!




#1785685 Operation Rebirth | Rebellion of Jaminere (AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 14 May 2018 - 01:58 PM

Cedric Grayson

 

Absolutely sorry to hear that! Send him our best and thank you for the heads up.




#1785058 Operation Rebirth | Rebellion of Jaminere (AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 13 May 2018 - 01:44 PM

Cedric Grayson

 

Yup absolutely! 

 

From Cass's point of view though, she actually couldn't read his mind- she had no idea that's what that pause was for, and they had gotten very mixed messages from the lot of you (flash bang entrance, someone threatening to 'gut you chitheads', guns drawn, etc). From her perspective there was absolutely no clear moment- him simply pausing with that intention did not translate to any sort of ease in tension that actually made it clear that people would be safe to move without potentially getting shot :)




#1784994 Operation Rebirth | The Rebellion's Rebellion of Jaminere (Hex AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 13 May 2018 - 11:07 AM

Location: Antigone Communications (formerly Jaminere Communications Consolidated), Palace District

Allies: TSE, Itash Mecetti Jacen Vadith Tsisaar Taral Sebastian Thel Llkt'tudrin'wyshd

Enemies: Rebels, Cedric Grayson Cenric Marus Lyra Sarn Ari Vox Jax Vandal

Current Objective: A measured response

Current Mood: I don't make deals with peasants

Gear: Stylish suit. Killer heels. Paddle Beamer.

 

Behind Itash, Cass swayed ever so slightly. While neither a powerful force user nor someone entirely without it, she was effected by both things offered by the Jedi Knight- the whisperings as well as the Malacia. Neither was strong, aimed as they were at others with a different focus on each, but they mixed in a cocktail of unpleasantness that left her feeling as though she were half drunk on something she didn't have the properly biology to enjoy. Her hand went out to the desk beside her, steadying.

 

The intrusion of that voice first. Soft words, distant. Utterly alien. They shifted against the sharp edges of someone with no better nature to appeal to. Cassandra wasn't, after all, a misguided soul, bent on a path of destruction because they had no where else to turn. The fundamentals of her mindset were settled at right angles to the expectations of humanity. The voice echoed off of those odd angles, repeating over and over again but each time quieter than the last, until they finally fell silent. There was nothing in that mind to absorb them, to own them. This was not fertile ground for the light. 

 

It's seeds fell on hard stone, and when they tried to grow, withered with no soil to root in. 

 

The Malacia however, took purchase. While not one of the non-force users he was focusing on, she was weak enough in the Force that the waves of it easily overcame her defenses. 

 

Defenses? 

 

In truth, she had none. 

 

In the long game Itash was playing, teaching her to recognize his intrusions and subtle manipulations of her with the Force was never something he had looked to do. Why teach her those things, after all, when he wished to continue doing so? The dizziness crept in, the wave of nausea. The vertigo made her almost sink to her knees, simply to stop the spinning. 

 

Around her, her employees succumbed. Some took longer than others, but not a one of them had the capacity to fight off something like this. They were communications experts, the best that credits could hire- they were engineers and sensors, communications and infrastructure specialists. But there was no part of any of them that could stand up to someone seeking to put them down with the force. They collapsed against their desks, or crumbled where they stood. Cass was too focused on keeping her own balance, but even if she hadn't been, there was nothing she could have done to help them. Negotiate? Negotiate what? They had threatened violence if her people didn't leave.... and then given them no chance to before rendering them insensate. Guns drawn, weapons threatening, at what point could they have safely made their way from the room in the tension of that stand off? No, Cassandra would not make deals with terrorists. Especially like this. 

 

Then Itash shoved it back, and she felt it ease on her- it did not remove the sensation entirely. Her head still spun, she still felt the roil in her belly. But she could stand back up. She could release the paddle beamer, ensconced in the cybernetics of her thigh. Her fingers curl around it and bring it to bear.

 

Even if Itash had not given the word, her arm would already be coming up. 

 

They had come into her sphere- attacked her employees. Cassandra was a psychopath, but in a way that made it worse. These people belonged to her. Grey eyes snapped with a cold fury. 

 

She could feel the tension of power, the way it rose between Cedric Grayson and Itash Mecetti. When Itash had started training her to defend herself, to never allow another Raykka, he had taught her to follow his lead, to focus where he did, at least at first.

 

One day, you'll be better equipped to choose targets, Cass, but right now, you don't have the experience. Not an insult, simple truth. Follow my lead, and I will not lead you astray. Trust me.

 

So she aimed the beamer at Cedric- it was an easy choice in truth because he was the one was doing this- whatever this was. Firing off a pair of shots- the first went wide, her hands shaking too badly from the Malacia- it might hit one of the people behind him, but she didn't wait to see- instead she refocused, braced her elbow with her other hand, and fired a second shot immediately. 

 

Summary/TL:DR- Cass fired two shots with the paddle beamer at Cedric- one went wide, definitely missed, and might hit someone behind him because of dizziness from Malacia




#1783976 Operation Rebirth | Rebellion of Jaminere (AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 11 May 2018 - 03:48 PM

Lyra Sarn

 

Quick thing-

You realize you have to go *through* the people standing by the door (me, Itash, some NPCs) to just run out of that room, right?

 

Also it'd be great if you tagged all of us please :D

 

Not to mention the flash bang *did not* stun everyone, which was established in Itash Mecetti's post.




#1783965 Operation Rebirth | Rebellion of Jaminere (AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 11 May 2018 - 03:26 PM

Hey folks at the Comm hub- I see that not everyone is tagging the whole crew (I'm getting left out of some posts, and some posts are leaving everyone else BUT me out), and tagging makes it a lot easier to make sure everyone who needs to see your posts catches them! While sometimes tags don't go through in big threads like this (usually cause copy/paste, in my experience), I figured it was still good to put it all in one spot.

 

here's a list of the people at the Comm Hub (thus far)

 

Rebels: Cedric Grayson Ari Vox Jax Vandal - (still underground as of their last posts) Cenric Marus Lyra Sarn

TSE: Cassandra Paige Itash Mecetti Tsisaar Taral Sebastian Thel - (incoming to the main room once more) Jacen Vadith

 

There are some folks that peeled off, but I figured I'd put this all together so everyone know's what's up! If more people join the scene they'll need to be added of course :D




#1783753 Operation Rebirth | The Rebellion's Rebellion of Jaminere (Hex AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 11 May 2018 - 07:18 AM

Location: Antigone Communications (formerly Jaminere Communications Consolidated), Palace District

Allies: TSE, Itash Mecetti Jacen Vadith Tsisaar Taral Sebastian Thel

Enemies: Unknown (Incoming rebels, Cedric Grayson Cenric Marus Lyra Sarn Ari Vox Jax Vandal will add if there are more for sure)

Current Objective: Project Oversight- greet their (smelly) visitors

Gear (now that it matters): Stylish suit. Killer heels. Paddle Beamer.

 

Cassandra barely had a chance to be irritated by the interruption of business by the Empire. She wasn't really angered by it- it was part of the cost of admission to doing business in Sith space. The pay outs were well worth it, otherwise they wouldn't be here, but it was still obnoxious when it happened. 

 

With Itash and Tsisaar between her and the roiling mess of..... Cassandra wrinkled her nose...... rabble, there was no particular fear in her. To be fair, fear was not an emotion the red head was intimately acquainted with. Caution yes. Fear? Only once. And this was certainly not Raykka. The flinch? The pain creased beside her eyes? The flash bang hadn't had a full effect, but what it did was deeply, deeply angering. The fear that rippled through the Antigone employees, even hand picked for the communications hub, was keen and almost palpable in the air. 

 

Her hand twitched to her thigh. To the paddle beamer nestled into the cybernetics. In easy reach, easy to go unnoticed. She didn't pull it yet. But there was an itch to. Her heart beat faster, but not, indeed, in fear

 

"Yes, not terrorists," she murmured drily from her location behind the others. "Also threatening to, what was that colourful wording- 'Gut you chitheads'? Very convincing. Along with boiling out of the refuse and throwing grenades into a room full of my employees."

 

Cass had no idea what that grenade had been. Honestly, it didn't matter. 

 

"Yes, pull guns on a bunch of civilians that'll work splendidly." The sarcasm was thick in her voice. 

 

It was clear that she was neither impressed nor cowed by their intrusion. 

 

Honestly, part of her almost hoped they'd break this tension themselves. Grey eyes shone. 




#1783058 Must Be Proud

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 09 May 2018 - 09:46 PM

Cass got up from the chaise, stretching languidly before sauntering over. The fire bathed the room in warm light, but her attention was on him. Setting her glass on the side table, she met his eye, then took his glass as well. Slowly she sunk into his lap, arms going around his neck as she did. 

 

"It all sounds fabulous," she purred, kissing him deeply for a moment. 

 

"Now," she murmured, cocking her head slightly to the side. 

 

"Are we quite finished with business for tonight? Or are there still details that simply cannot wait?"

 

It was closing in on a week. While the faint beginnings of the hunger had only just started, Cass was not a fan of the deeper symptoms that went along with it. Yes, she could go another few days if she simply had to. But the exhaustion, the head aches, the irritability. The sheer empty need

 

It was all entirely unpleasant. And if she could avoid all of that, why shouldn't she?

 

Her fingers traced his wrists, feather light as she kissed him again. 

 

Itash Mecetti

 

 




#1783013 Operation Rebirth | The Rebellion's Rebellion of Jaminere (Hex AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 09 May 2018 - 08:22 PM

Location: Antigone Communications (formerly Jaminere Communications Consolidated), Palace District

Allies: TSE, Itash Mecetti Jacen Vadith Tsisaar Taral Sebastian Thel

Enemies: Unknown (Incoming rebels, Cedric Grayson Cenric Marus Lyra Sarn Ari Vox Jax Vandal Kamon Vondiranach will add if there are more for sure)

Current Objective: Project Oversight- greet their (known) visitors

Gear (now that it matters): Stylish suit. Killer heels. Paddle Beamer.

 

She smirked, turning her cheek toward him. They were about to meet with several representatives of the Sith Empire. She wasn't about to smudge her lipstick. 

 

"Mmm I do don't I?" She murmured, finger tracing down his arm. 

 

Ever since Raykka, she had been learning ways to defend herself. Oh, against someone with serious training, a soldier, Cass would be nothing more than a smear on the duracrete. But she could shoot straight and not hesitate, and the red head had a few tricks up her sleeve now. Or, in this case, in her cybernetic leg. 

 

After all, she didn't want a weapon to show a line in her outfit. 

 

They stepped out into the hallway at the lowest level. Beyond the keycard clearance to get down here, there was a security check point where the verified their identities. It didn't matter that Itash and Cassandra were known on sight, they still underwent a series of biometric scans that would be incredibly difficult to fake. 

 

Down another hall and a flight of stairs. Heels takking they reached the server room, passing a dark robbed figure she did not know (Jacen) exiting as they entered past several Didact troopers-

 

Just as static filled the room. 

 

Cass made a face

 

"Turn it off, please," she murmured, prompting one of the operators to turn down the volume. The static still played but it was more bearable.

 

"What in the world is that unholy noise?"

"Jamming frequency, from the Song of Truth," came the reply, "The Sith have begun jamming all non-Imperial channels." Cass made an irritated sound in her throat. 

 

"Is that going to be a frequent thing?" 

 

This question was addressed not to the Antigone employee (there was no way he could know after all) but to the.... frankly grotesque but clearly Sith (Tsisaar) standing beside the unfamiliar young man (Sebastian) hunched over one of the consoles. 

 

Cass still had no idea what was going on. All she was seeing were the Sith interfering in business. At first it had been fine, but this was clearly an over step to the woman. She glanced at Itash, eyebrow arched.




#1782170 Operation Rebirth | The Rebellion's Rebellion of Jaminere (Hex AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 08 May 2018 - 10:55 AM

Location: Antigone Communications (formerly Jaminere Communications Consolidated), Palace District

Allies: TSE, Itash Mecetti Jacen Vadith Tsisaar Taral Sebastian Thel

Enemies: Unknown (Incoming rebels, Cedric Grayson Cenric Marus Lyra Sarn Ari Vox Jax Vandal Kamon Vondiranach will add if there are more for sure)

Current Objective: Project Oversight- greet their (known) visitors

Gear (now that it matters): Stylish suit. Killer heels. Paddle Beamer.

 

Business as usual continued at Antigone Communications. The upper floors housed the normal sorts one would expect. Offices, communications experts, employees that had started at either GenPals or Didact and now came together under the umbrella of Antigone in preparation for the next roll out of new content by the boutique genetics corporation. Shifting into new markets. 

 

Not long after their approval for the Sith Imperial Agents, Cass looked up, setting down a data pad on the desk as she stood. Straightening her suit, she smiled at Itash.

 

"I'm heading down to the Junction. You can't tell me you aren't a liiiiiiitle curious as to what they are up to down there," she teased him. "Agents of the Sith clustered around the comm hub. I thought I would.... offer a personal greeting," she added, smile widening. 

 

Perfectly reasonable, considering. They were in their house, after all. Why not make sure they were comfortable? 
 

And if they could learn a thing or two about whatever it was that was going on, well, so much the better. 




#1782146 Operation Rebirth | Rebellion of Jaminere (AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 08 May 2018 - 09:52 AM

Cedric Grayson

 

Basically whenever ya'all are!

 

Itash Mecetti Tsisaar Taral Jacen Vadith Sebastian Thel heads up folks.




#1781296 Operation Rebirth | The Rebellion's Rebellion of Jaminere (Hex AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 06 May 2018 - 06:47 PM

Location: Antigone Communications (formerly Jaminere Communications Consolidated), Palace District

Allies: TSE, Itash Mecetti Jacen Vadith Tsisaar Taral Sebastian Thel 

Enemies: We'll see

Current Objective: Project Oversight

 

She accepted the pad, grey eyes flickering over the contents. Her eye brows slowly arched up.

 

"Well well, isn't that interesting."

 

They had both done work for the Empire in the past. In truth, the roll of this particular imperial machine had been good for both of their businesses. Partly because the Empire had credits nearly to burn with their current holdings, from Kolto and Bacta to Banking to entire Factory Planets- but also in part because Cassandra and Itash were very, very good at making a situation work to their advantage. 

 

It was a fine combination as far as she was concerned. 

 

"We should yes," she said, handing him back the data pad. "It's not often the Sith will come to us for help." It was matter of fact, simple. "And I see no reason to not give them what they want in this instance, and turn it to our favor later."

 

The trio would be allowed access to the building and the hub in the lower levels. They would be met and escorted by Didact security and treated with every possible respect. 

 




#1781103 Operation Rebirth | Rebellion of Jaminere (AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 06 May 2018 - 09:22 AM

Posted for the Communications Hub- I'm not sure who all will definitely be showing up, so as it's cleared up and we start to interact directly I'll expand tagging.




#1781100 Operation Rebirth | The Rebellion's Rebellion of Jaminere (Hex AK-24)

Posted by Cassandra Paige on 06 May 2018 - 09:20 AM

Location: Antigone Communications (formerly Jaminere Communications Consolidated), Palace District

Allies: TSE, Itash Mecetti

Enemies: We'll see

Current Objective: Project Oversight

 

The doors had reopened on the Communications Hub only yesterday. While the hub had not got dark after it's acquisition by Cassandra and Itash, it had been running largely on automatic processes while they brought in new personnel, vetted by Didact and approved by GenPals. It was the first in the locations that would begin the role out of the new GenPals offering, though that was still many months away. There was infrastructure and security to improve upon first, and the early stages of the beta testing on Maena, under the watchful eye of Matsu Xiangu and Six-O were still in the early stages. 

 

Other locations across the galaxy were being vetted and bought- always legally, always above board, though occasionally with pressure from unexpected sources when someone was unwilling to sell. 

 

It had worked rather well for them on Jaminere, after all. 

 

This particular hub at present covered the Corporate Sector, the Tion Cluster, and a large slice of Sith Imperial space. Cassandra was hoping to be able to expand its scope and Itash had promised her they would do everything to accomplish that.

 

And Itash had, thus far, come through on his promises. 

 

Standing in the top floor office, Cass surveyed the work that had been done since they had acquired the building. With the three-sixty transparisteel walls overlooking the palace district, the office had been done up in the minimalist style Cass preferred. Of course, all of the upper floor work was cosmetic. But it was cosmetics Cass appreciated

 

"Yes, this will be perfect for when business brings me here," she commented to Itash, currently settled at the desk. 

 

The room was open and spacious and an extravagant misuse of space. 

 

Cass loved it. 

 

"I noticed the Junction crew started this morning," she commented, resting her hip on the corner of the desk. The people who would actually be running the hub itself were Didact employees directly. Which meant directly involved with Tash. 

 

"The accommodations are to their liking?"

Unlike Junction 01, Cass had a say in this one. And while many things could be said about her (most not particularly pleasant) she considered taking care of her employees (which these now were) to be paramount to running a successful business.