Location: Krakana-class Tactical Command Ship Obi-Wan Kenobi, near Barataria
Objective: Fight back
"It looks like they have chose war," observed Gir dryly.
The space between the Kenobi with its escorts and the Mandalorian warships lit up with brilliant weapons fire. The Nibsani's Big Friend's proton beam cannon sent a massive beam of light at vessel, even as the Onagers sent a quartet of massive plasma bolts surging towards the bulk of the Dutchman's Bane. With sensor jamming in play, many targets could be difficult to hit, but a giant sphere was a relatively easy target to hit from a geometrical standpoint, even if they couldn't get pin-point accuracy on specific points of the warship yet. He felt the impact of the Mandalorian proton beam cannon hit the ship's triple layer of shields as it attempted to bore through the ship's defenses into the ship itself. Like its namesake, the Kenobi was a ship oriented towards defense rather than offense, which would likely give him some time to contemplate and better understand the strange ships in front of him. A whirling sound emanated from the right side of his command chair until it manifested into the hazy image of what appeared to be a three-eyed Gran wearing casual business attire.
"What is it, Aurek?"
The avatar of the Atropos AI unit cocked his head to the side, "I have detected a network intrusion."
That wasn't terribly surprising in its own. While all of the larger Silver Jedi starships had some measure of anti-slicing defenses present, no defense was ever truly impenetrable, and the Mandalorians of the past were known to employ slicers from time to time. One had even tried to take over a Republic base's cannons in the past to direct the weapons to destroy their own infrastructure. Gir scratched his chin.
"I take it that you are dealing with this situation."
"I am feeding them mixed information as I attempt to learn more about it."
Aurek was perhaps the most experienced unit of the dozen units in existence. It had travelled with Gir to the edges of the Unknown Regions to engage petty warlords and marauding criminal cartels to the tip of the core where the blonde man had fought against the One Sith and the First Order. As much as its experience made it competent, it made it irritatingly curious at times as well. It's probably not only testing this enemy slicer...
"If they have a two way connection with us, I'm assuming that you can use the same connection to enter their vessels."
The avatar nodded, "I have started to probe their network."
"Have you found anything yet?"
The randomly generated avatar shook his head, "Not yet, but I have inserted some holo pop-ups with clips of SuperKnight: The Awakening into their network."
Gir winced, "That's a horrible flick. You're intentionally trying to antagonize them, aren't you?"
The AI nodded, "It's one way to learn about one's opponent. I wonder what they'll do..."
"I'll leave you to run the PsyOps."
The blonde man turned his attention back to the tactical screen, noting that multiple cronau radiation bursts from hyperdrive reversions close to the Obi-Wan Kenobi that seemed to correlate with unusual impacts against the ship itself. Whatever weapon they're using seems to be ignoring shields. That troubled him partially, yet the ship's thick armor appeared to be working as planned, equally dissipating the effects of the attack across the massive ship's hull. Gir responded to query by one of his weapons department officers, authorizing the use of Plumbatasin his armada to blindly fire Anti-Ordinance EMP Probes at the areas where hyperspace reversions appear to be appearing. Trudo Point Defense turrets similarly were being allocated to block and push away ordinance coming in from those same areas. Maybe if we're lucky we'll be able to disable one of those weapons for future study. At brief glance at his console showed that the ship's shield officers were primarily focused on deflecting and absorbing the proton beam from the unusually decadent-looking NBF. Ariela cleared her throat as she looked at the holo of the vessel rotating above Gir's command chair.
"It seems to be the ship most interested in us."
Gir nodded, "One second..."
The blonde man typed in a few commands, causing the droid-crewed Vulcain and its accompanying fighters to move in close to where the impacts from the unknown ordinance were coming from. The armored cruiser would thus act as a physical shield, attempting to block of the physical impacts from the unknown ordinance. With those orders set, he turned his full attention to the enemy battlecruiser that was battering away at the Kenobi's layered shields with its singular, massive cannon. Why isn't more weapons fire coming out of it? A glance at his ship read-out noted that the ship's proton beam cannon was exceptionally powerful, though some of its bite had been reduced by the Kenobi's molecular shields, which had been able to partially absorb the beam's energy to repower its defenses. He ran a few rough mental calculations. But that won't last forever...it's a powerful weapon that will burn through our shield's eventually. He rapidly typed in a few commands into his console, causing the Kenobi to redirect its fire at the NBF. Hypervelocity rounds, homing lasers, turbolasers, and mass driver slugs began to slam into the other ship's shields. Tidefall Torpedosalvos began to fly out of his ships before speeding out to test their droid brain's mettle against the NBF's defenses. Gir noted that the ship appeared to have an equally strong defense. We won't beat in it a direct slugging match then...but maybe we won't have to...
"Focus the Auras on the NBF, density projectors set to make it more dense than us. Swing us about to their stern."
With that, the quartet of Aura Tractor/Pressor Beams latched onto the ship, making its mass denser than it should have been. Combined with a burst of the ship's thrusters, the Kenobi suddenly shifted position, placing it an maneuvering arc that would eventually take it out of the Nibsani's proton beam's fire arc. Gir stroked his chin. Perhaps they will reveal more weapons as we get closer to it....
Silver Jedi 4th Fleet