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Jerec Asyr

Jerec Asyr

Member Since 04 Dec 2018
Offline Last Active May 22 2019 05:49 PM

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

21 May 2019 - 10:16 PM

  • Total capital length: 4550m
  • All starfighters launched (14 squadrons)
Lights flickered. That was Jerec's first sign of what he'd known in his gut going into this. Sooner or later, that unknown weapon would bear down on his corvette. Behind him, rivets popped and ricocheted down the narrow corridors. 
Unlike the other two ships who'd taken the brunt of this attack, Corvette X1 was fully committed. Withdrawal wasn't an option. He knew it; his crew knew it. But the longer they could draw the enemy's focus, the better the starfighter swarm could chew through the opposition.
And if the Nagata-class was good at one thing, it was drawing attention.
Capital-grade warhead launchers thunked out tons of high explosives. Antimissile octets, point-defense cannons, and quad lasers blasted everything small in sight. Fast-track turbolasers tore into entire starfighter formations.
This couldn't last. He knew it; his crew knew it. But for the moment they could make a dent, and they aimed to make that dent. The starfighter swarm, apart from the odd casualty, danced around the XoXaans' big guns with casual ease and tangled with the bulky Eightguns toe-to-toe. Maybe they'd win, maybe they wouldn't. Right now, Jerec wouldn't have bet a bent wupiupi on the Sith fleet's survival.
"All hands, this is Asyr. Get ready to abandon ship. But not yet."
Of course, the Sith fleet wasn't the only player well on the way to death. As his hands flew over the controls, he put on another song.
He knew it; his crew knew it. 

In Topic: Su'cuy! Hello there!

20 May 2019 - 04:56 PM

Welcome aboard! Chaos has a thriving, diverse, often dramatic Mando scene (and that's just how they like it). I'm positive you'll find a good time here.

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

20 May 2019 - 08:32 AM

Vanessa Vantai - thanks for the tag. It looks like my tag may not have gone through; here's my post from a couple days ago.



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

18 May 2019 - 01:14 PM


ENEMY: Vanessa Vantai
ALLIES: Dax Fyre Kimiko Taiyo


Comms reception was still, by design, down. All the way down. That hostile transmission wasn’t getting through - but coordination, apart from the details of the Starburst tactic, remained a challenge. And not just coordination.

All that to say, by the time Jerec and corvette X1 knew X2 was in trouble, the other corvette resembled a tin can. A spark and a flare told him X2 had just lost its shields, too. Good thing it remained, like the other ships, too far away for the Sith guns.

But not too far away from the unknown weapon. Some kind of MCPS, maybe? Those were supposed to be mythical. An extreme-range tensor field? A nauseated fear roiled in Jerec’s gut as he considered the stronger possibility that this was a Sith Lord at work, one strong enough to reach out and grip a starship from outside turbolaser range.

On the other hand, it looked like the weapon or Sith Lord could only target one ship at a time. X2 was in real trouble, but -- he squinted at the long-range sensors -- K2 had cancelled its retreat with the pressure off.

On the other hand, that silver lining objectively sucked. Given enough time, whatever-it-was could pick off the smaller ships one by one and kill hundreds.

But on the other hand, the Sith commander had just run out of time entirely.

Admiral Aviccu’s scarred flagship D1 exited hyperspace behind the XoXaans, as the Sith had no doubt anticipated. It did so, however, at long range, where it couldn’t shoot the XoXaans nor the XoXaans shoot it.

And it appeared in a cloud of dozens upon dozens of starfighters.

Comparable fighters poured from the other ORC ships. Two hundred fresh, undamaged attack craft, significantly outnumbering the XoXaans’ ten-squadron contingent, began to close in from all directions. The Sith pilots might have the discipline to maintain precise and risky formations while under the noise of the sustained EM probe bombardment, but that had only been half the probes’ chaotic job.

The other half was to unutterably bork both visual and sensor-based targeting of the incoming fighters, giving them real cover to close the gap without getting torn apart. The capital ships’ last wave of hundreds of EM probes offered further cover, racing ahead of the fighter formations. All of the above, sans capital ships, closed in on the Sith battleships at the heart of the bubble.

A Nagata-class corvette torpedo bomber could pull 60MGLT, comparable to a bomber. Nothing special, but enough to join the charge. As X2 peeled away to potential safety, Jerec spun X1 and dived toward the red ships.

He couldn’t do a darn thing about contacting the other ships, not with external comms down, but he routed his personal music files through X1’s intercom. He knew they felt as he felt. This had been part of the plan.

Strident war music blared out through X1’s cramped halls, representing the enemy: implacable, seemingly untouchable. Sensors indicated that, despite the ongoing bombardment from the heavy cruisers’ long-range turbolasers, no enemy ship had taken damage. Not so much as a scuff on the paint.

But as the starfighter hellstorm converged on the big ships - none of which had any gun smaller or more maneuverable than a heavy turbolaser, totally unsuitable for surviving small craft - a lonesome and defiant fiddle wove its way into the harmony.


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

13 May 2019 - 01:27 PM



ENEMY: Vanessa Vantai

ALLIES: Dax Fyre Kimiko Taiyo



The XoXaans hadn’t managed to significantly narrow the long-range gap between them and the Majestics, so when they turned to broadside, that gap grew even longer. The SBeam cannons’ average range couldn’t really bring full power to bear on such a distant target.


But even at such diminished capacity, five small Star Destroyers’ worth of broadsides tore into the back end of M1 like a hungry Hutt at a buffet.


Plasma blasts washed over the shields and punched through the fleeing heavy cruiser’s hull. M1’s engines coughed and struggled, hurting its acceleration. If the XoXaans hadn’t sacrificed all that relative velocity to bring their broadside cannons to bear, they’d likely have approached standard weapons range. If they turned again, they might be able to catch it. For now, however, the kiting Majestics kept hammering away at the Corrupter and the close-in fighter screen with their long-range batteries, largely outside the effective reach of even the SBeam broadsides.


Frigate K2, however, was not so lucky. It had no way of countering or even clearly diagnosing the titanic stresses that a Sith Lord was applying to its hull. Its captain, absent Admiral Aviccu’s guidance, gave the order to pull away from the ‘bubble’ formation around the enemy and head for the potential safety of the other ORC fleets.


Meanwhile, unanswered, hundreds of electromagnetic probes washed over the five XoXaans from all directions. Sensor noise and physical contacts ripped through carefully coordinated starfighter screens, radically increasing chances of collision and confusion. A second wave of probes followed to cement the chaos at the heart of the bubble.


As of now, all TF scarlet ships -- other than the drifting rubble of frigate K3 -- remained outside standard weapon ranges.